Helton, Justin Ryan, SPC
Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Specialist
Last Service Branch
Ordnance Corps
Last Primary MOS
89D-Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist
Last MOS Group
Ordnance (Enlisted)
Last Unit
2012-2014, 89D, 192nd Ordnance Battalion
Service Years
2010 - 2014
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Enduring Freedom

Specialist


One Service Stripe



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1988
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Beaver
Last Address
Gaza Village, Afghanistan

Casualty Date
Jun 09, 2014
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Accident
Location
Afghanistan
Conflict
Global War On Terror/Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan/Transition I (2011-14)
Location of Interment
Germany Cemetery - Beaver, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

USAE United States Forces - Afghanistan 52nd Ordnance Group


 Unofficial Badges 

Ordnance Shoulder Cord


 Military Association Memberships
Global War on Terrorism Fallen
  2014, Global War on Terrorism Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Explosives Ordnance Disposal (Basic)


 
 Unit Assignments
52nd Ordnance Group192nd Ordnance Battalion
  2010-2014, 89D, 52nd Ordnance Group
  2012-2014, 89D, 192nd Ordnance Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2014-2014 OEF - Afghanistan/Transition I (2011-14)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SGT Justin Ryan Helton was killed on 9 June 2014. SGT Helton was assigned to the 18th Ordnance Company, 192nd Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, 20th Support Command (CBRNE). SGT Helton died from wounds near Gaza Village, Arghandab, Afghanistan, while engaged in a combat operation. SPC Helton death was the result of a "friendly fire" air strike from an Air Force Rockwell B-1B Lance bomber. An airstrike was called in after the units on the ground were ambushed by the Taliban. An official military investigation faults a Special Forces commander, an Air Force air controller and the four-man crew on the B-1B bomber that conducted the errant strike. Also killed were SSG Scott R. Studenmund, 24, of Pasadena, California, SSG Jason A. McDonald, 28, of Butler, Georgia, CPL Justin R. Clouse, 22, of Sprague, Washington, and PVT2 Aaron S. Toppen, 19, of Mokena, Illinois. SSG Studenmund and SSG McDonald were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and CPL Clouse and PVT2 Toppen were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. An Afghan soldier and interpreter were also killed.

 
   
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