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

Justin D Norton

Rainier, Washington

June 24, 2006

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
21 Army Sgt

1st Battalion, 10th Calvary Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

Fort Hood, Texas

 Killed in the vicinity of Baghdad, Iraq, when they encountered enemy forces small arms fire, and an improvised explosive device which detonated during a dismounted patrol. 

Family Tribute www.JustinNorton.net 

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July 2, 2006

As told to me by Sgt. Norton's parents

The day that Justin's plane landed on US soil their
back door opened and shut from the garage which they
thought it was Dean the younger son but it
wasn't. Nobody came in. Everyone in the house then
knew who it was! Justin was letting everyone know he
made it home safely..

Then:

On July 7th Sandy Norton was driving on Military road
in Rainier and she spotted something big running
full speed thru a field. She slowed down cause this
animal wasn't going to stop. This animal jumped the 
fence and stopped in the middle of military road. As she stopped this huge
male Buffalo was starring right at her. It stood there
long enough for her to take a picture. It then crossed
the road, jumped another fence then stopped and stomped its front foot on the ground a couple times. Sandy drove off not thinking anything of it. It is strange because 
it was the only buffalo and they typically run in herds. A few weeks later Jeff was looking at buffalo pin he had on his motorcycle vest. 
He then thought of the buffalo that Sandy seen. That is when he realized that Justin was a buffalo soldier. For the next 
week or so her & Jeff drove that road looking for this
lone buffalo never to be seen again. The property owner has not had buffalo on his property in over two years. 
Isn't this just amazing.

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