Ault, Jesse, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
88M30-Motor Transport Operator
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2002-2007, 88M20, A Company, 429th Brigade Support Battalion
Service Years
1998 - 2008
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Staff Sergeant

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Three Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Apr 09, 2008
Hostile, Died
IED-Improvised Explosive Device
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Location of Interment
Highland Memory Gardens - Dublin, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
GWOT Fallen
  2008, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Action 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
307th Engineer Battalion429th Brigade Support Battalion
  1999-2002, 88M20, 618th Engineer Company, 307th Engineer Battalion
  2002-2007, 88M20, A Company, 429th Brigade Support Battalion
  2007-2008, 88M20, E Company, 429th Brigade Support Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2003-2004 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)
  2007-2008 OIF/Iraqi Surge (2007-08)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sgt. Jesse A. Ault of Dublin, Virginia was a Tyler Consolidated High School graduate where he played football and baseball and was an excellent student. He grew up in Middlebourne, W. Virgina. He had been with the Virginia National Guard for six years and served two tours in Iraq during his 10 year career with the United States Army. After he served his first tour in Iraq, Jessie was discharged from the Guard. He took a job and settled in Virginia. He then re-enlisted. He had been serving in Iraq with the Virginia National Guard for 10 months, but it wasn't his first tour of duty there. Jessie met his wife, Betsy, while both were serving a previous tour in the same unit. He was three weeks away from returning home when he was killed by a roadside bomb at age 28. Jesse was the son of Ronald Ault and Virginia VonDran Billiter. His maternal grandfather, Harold VonDran and paternal grandmother, Betty Ault preceded him in death.

The Associated Press

According to his family, Jesse A. Ault re-enlisted in the Guard and took his wife’s place when she was recalled to active duty so she could stay home and care for their children.

“Her number came up to go back for another tour,” said his father, Ron. “At the time, they were trying to get pregnant. He thought the best thing for him to do for his family was re-enlist. He went back in her place.”

Ault, 28, of Dublin, Va., died April 9 from wounds suffered in an explosion in Tunnis. He was a 1998 high school graduate and was assigned to Roanoke, Va.

A few months before he was deployed, Jesse and his wife, Betsy, learned they were expecting their third child. Rachel Ault was born Jan. 17, and was greeted by her proud father, who was able to return home for the birth.

He also is survived by sons Adam, 1, and Nathan, 10.

He loved all things University of West Virginia and Jeff Gordon, cheered for the Broncos and Braves and liked fishing and golf.

Ault’s mother, Ginny, said he liked to do everything.

“He lived wide open,” she said. “He packed a lifetime of adventures into 28 years.”
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