Blamires, Jesse A., SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
15U10-CH-47 Helicopter Repairer
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2005-2007, 15U10, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade
Service Years
2003 - 2007
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Enduring Freedom
Order of Saint Martin

Sergeant


One Service Stripe



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Utah
Utah
Year of Birth
1981
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
WEST JORDAN
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
May 30, 2007
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Afghanistan
Conflict
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

French Fourragere 82nd Airbone Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Order of Saint Michael (Gold)


 Military Association Memberships
82nd Airborne Division AssociationIraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)Combat Helicopter Pilots Association
  2007, 82nd Airborne Division Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2007, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2007, Combat Helicopter Pilots Association [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Action 1st Award
Aviation Badge (Basic)
Parachutist (Basic)
Rifle
Bayonet
Grenade

 
 Unit Assignments
82nd Combat Aviation Brigade
  2005-2007, 15U10, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2007-2007 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
 Additional Information
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Family and Friends Remember Fallen Soldier
June 1st, 2007 @ 12:02pm

Courtney Orton Reporting

A Utah soldier, Jesse Blamires, died on Wednesday in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Blamires graduated from Skyline High School. His parents live in South Jordan, where their community is showing support for the loss of their son.

 

Neighbors placed flags on the Blamires' yard yesterday. They also put up a sign that sums up the neighborhood's sentiment. The sign says, "Land of the Free - Because of the Brave."

Neighbor Kay Smith says, "When we saw the flags yesterday, it just brings it so close to home because you see the pain, you feel the pain. This is someone's son, this is someone's husband, someone's dad."

Sgt. Jesse Blamires was a helicopter crew chief in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division. He was one of five U.S. servicemen killed when Taliban militants reportedly shot their helicopter down in Afghanistan.

He's also a husband, brother, and a father to two young girls. His mother, Sandra Blamires, says, "He wanted to be…a person who could do something for his country." And his family said that's just what he did.

Now the community is showing its appreciation. Neighbor Mark Fenley says, "To help unify the neighborhood, to show our support for their family, to help mourn their loss and remember again our fallen soldiers."

Neighbor Eric Hughes watched as Blamires' father Craig saw the display of flags for the first time. Hughes says, "When he pulled up and saw it, my wife was standing outside. He was looking, just stopped in his tracks; you could tell it made an impact on him."

 

Both Craig and Sandra Blamires served in the military and say they understood their son's commitment. Craig says, "I'm very proud of him. It's with honor I stand here for my son."

The Blamires say Jesse wanted to train to become a helicopter pilot, something he wanted to do for a long time.

He leaves behind a wife and two young girls. They are currently living in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he was stationed.

   
Comments/Citation
COMPANY B, 3D BATTALION, 82D AVIATION BRIGADE, FORT BRAGG, NC LOCATION:UPPER SANGIN VALLEY, AFGHANISTAN
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Army Sgt. Jesse A. Blamires

Died May 30, 2007 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom

25, of West Jordan, Utah; assigned to the 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 30 in Upper Sangin Valley, Afghanistan, when his CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed apparently due to enemy fire. Also killed were Chief Warrant Officer 3 Christopher M. Allgaier, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua R. Rodgers, Staff Sgt. Charlie L. Bagwell and Sgt. Brandon E. Hadaway.
 

Utah solider killed in helicopter crash

The Associated Press

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — A Utah soldier who expressed fears about his tour of duty in Afghanistan was one of five people killed when an Army helicopter crashed.

Sgt. Jesse Blamires, 25, was married with two children. Before Afghanistan, he had been in Iraq.

“They both knew something was going to happen,” a cousin, Celeste Hansen, said referring to Blamires and wife Kimberly.

Kimberly Blamires got the news May 31 in Fort Bragg, N.C., and called her husband’s parents in South Jordan, a Salt Lake City suburb.

“This was his choice ... and I’m honored that he did so,” father Craig Blamires said, his eyes filled with tears. “He developed into a man I’m very proud of.”

Blamires graduated from Skyline High School in 1999.

   
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