Ainsworth, Jesse W., SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2006-2010, 11B10, 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment/C Troop
Service Years
2005 - 2010
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom

Staff Sergeant

One Service Stripe

Three Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Walakan, Afghanistan

Casualty Date
Jul 10, 2010
Hostile, Died
IED-Improvised Explosive Device
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
Location of Interment
Houston National Cemetery - Houston, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sec R1 Site 763

 Official Badges 

Army Physical Fitness Badge Infantry Shoulder Cord 10th Mountain Division

 Unofficial Badges 

Mountain Order of The Spur

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 191910th Mountain Division GWOT Fallen
  2010, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 1919 (Member) (Austin, Texas) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, 10th Mountain Division [Verified]
  2010, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  2005, Basic Training (Fort Benning, GA), A
 Unit Assignments
1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division71st Cavalry Regiment
  2005-2010, 11B10, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
  2006-2010, 11B10, 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment/C Troop
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2005-2007 Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
  2009-2010 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
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Last Known Activity

Army Staff Sgt. Jesse W. Ainsworth Died July 10, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom, 24, of Dayton, Texas; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died July 10 near Walakan, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Sgt. Donald R. Edgerton.


Fallen staff sergeant was a born leader The Associated Press Jesse Ainsworth’s friends and comrades say they’re certain he was born to be a leader and loved his work in the military. “Not only was he a physical stud who never seemed to wear down, but he did his job while making everyone else laugh,” 1st Sgt. Robert M. Preusser Jr. said. Ainsworth, 24, of Dayton, Texas, died July 10 near Walakan, Afghanistan, of injuries from an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to Fort Drum and had served two combat tours in Iraq. He was home-schooled and attended Dayton High School before enlisting in the Army in 2005. It fit his style as a guy who enjoyed hunting and fishing in the woods near his home, friends said. Ainsworth’s sister Rebecca said the Texas native “always knew how to mess with you and make you smile.”

He even once tried to teach a young nephew to play a child’s guitar, despite not knowing how to play the instrument himself, she said. He and his wife of two years, Sarah, had a daughter named Lanna who was born before he deployed to Afghanistan. Ainsworth also had a 3-year-old daughter, Lexie. Other survivors include his mother and stepfather, Margaret and Gene Hutchins.

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