McDonald, Jason A., SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Special Forces
Last Primary MOS
18B-Special Forces Weapons Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Special Forces (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2014-2014, 18B, 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group
Service Years
2004 - 2014

Special Forces

Staff Sergeant

Three Service Stripes

Six Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Gaza Village, Afghanistan

Casualty Date
Jun 09, 2014
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Accidental Homicide
Transition I (2011-14)
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 60 Site 10593

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 4th Infantry Division 3rd Ranger Battalion Special Forces Group

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
OIF/OEF Fallen
  2014, OIF/OEF Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Parachutist (Basic)
Special Forces

 Unit Assignments
3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment/A CompanyUS ArmyUS Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)
1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group
  2004-2007, 11B, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment/C Company
  2007-2009, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment/A Company
  2009-2010, 11B, Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC)
  2010-2013, 18B, 1st Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Cadre)/C Company
  2014-2014, 18B, 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2003-2010 Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
  2014-2014 Transition I (2011-14)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
DIED JUNE 9, 2014
Staff Sgt. Jason A. McDonald, 28, of Butler, Ga., died June 9, 2014, of wounds sustained from an operation in Zabul Province, Afghanistan.
He was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky., and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
McDonald enlisted as an infantryman in the U.S. Army in 2004. Upon completion of his initial training, he was assigned to Co. C, 3rd Bn., 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. His next assignment was with Co. A, 2nd Bn., 8th Infantry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo., as a grenadier.
McDonald volunteered for the Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course, and graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2010. Upon earning his Special Forces tab, he initially reported to Co. C, 1st Bn., 1st Special Warfare Training Group. He was then assigned to 1st Bn., 5th SFG (A) as a Weapons Sergeant. He served on one deployment to Afghanistan and two to Iraq.
His military education includes: Combat Life Savers Course, Infantry Leaders Mortars Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape Course, Special Forces Qualification Course, Warrior Leaders Course, Ranger Course, and U.S. Army Airborne School.
McDonald's military awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, two Army Commendation Medals, the Army Achievement Medal, four Army Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, three Afghanistan Campaign Medals, three Iraq Campaign Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Special Forces Tab, the Ranger Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Parachutists Badge, and the Marksmanship Qualification Badge Expert-Carbine.
McDonald is survived by his wife and two children, his mother, his father and stepmother.
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