Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

James P Dorrity

Goldsboro, North Carolina

February 22, 2002

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
37 Army SSG

160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment

Fort Campbell, Kentucky

 Serving under Operation Enduring Freedom. Killed when the MH-47 aircraft they where in crashed in the southern Philippines.

Staff Sgt. James P. Dorrity
Operation Enduring Freedom
Staff Sergeant J. Paul Dorrity is a native of Goldsboro, North Carolina.
He enlisted in the Army in 1986 as a Medium Helicopter
Repairman (67U). He attended Basic Combat Training (BCT)
at Fort Dix and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Eustis, Virginia.
His Military education includes the Primary Leadership
Development Course (PLDC), Basic Non-Commissioned
Offices Course (BNCOC), and the Survival, Evasion,
Resistance, and Escape Course (SERE).
Staff Sergeant Dorrity’s past assignment include 243rd
Aviation Regiment and Charlie Company, 214th
Aviation Regiment at Fort Lewis, Washington.
Alpha Company, 3/501st
Aviation Regiment, Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea; Echo
Company, 502ndAviation Regiment, Italy and Alpha Company, 7/101st
Aviation Regiment, Fort
Campbell, Kentucky.
In 1999, Staff Sergeant Dorrity was assigned to the 160th
Special Operations Aviation Training
Company (SOATC) and upon completion of the Basic Mission Qualification Course (Green
Platoon) was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 160 th Special Operations Aviation Regiment
(Airborne). In July 2001, Staff Sergeant Dorrity was assigned to Echo Company, 160 th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) as a Flight Engineer. He deployed with his unit to
multiple locations across the Pacific Command in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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