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

Jamie D Weeks

Daleville, Alabama

May 14, 2006

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
47 Army CWO5

1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)

Fort Campbell, Kentucky

 Killed in Yusufiyah, Iraq, when their aircraft was shot down during combat operations.

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jamie Dunbar Weeks died May 14, 2006, when his AH-6M Little Bird helicopter was shot down by enemy fire during combat operations in Yusifiyah, south of Baghdad, Iraq.

He was born March 13, 1959 and attended high school in Daleville, Ala and graduated from SHAPE American High School in 1977, Shape Belgium. He completed his Associates Degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in 2005 .

CW0 Weeks entered the army in 1980 and served 38 months as an Air Traffic Controller before attending Warrant Office Candidate School in 1983. He completed flight training as an AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter Pilot in October 1983. His first assignment was with 9th Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment at Fort Hood, Texas, where he served as an AH-1 Pilot. In 1986, he was assigned to Camp Stanley, Korea, serving once again as an AH-1 Pilot. Upon leaving Korea, Weeks was assigned to Fort Campbell, Ky., to 1st Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment. While there he deployed in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1990 as an AH-64 Instructor Pilot. In 1993, he assessed with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne). Upon completion of Green Platoon, he was assigned as an A/MH-6 Little Bird Instructor Pilot. While assigned to the 160th, CW5 Weeks deployed to Haiti in 1994 in support of Operation Restore Democracy. His assignments in the 160th included Instructor Pilot, Instructor Flight Engineer, Company Safety Officer and Standardization Instructor Pilot. Since 2001 he has deployed on multiple rotations in support of both Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. 

His schools include the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape course, Air Assault school, Rotary Wing Instructor Flight Examiner course, Warrant Officer Senior Staff course, Joint Firepower Controller course, Aviation Safety Officer course, and Aviation Life Support Specialist course.

His awards and decorations include two Meritorious Service Medal, an Air Medal for valor, three Army Commendation Medal the Army Achievement Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award (1OLC), the Valorous Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, two National Defense Service Medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, (Saudi Arabia) Kuwait Liberation Medal and the Kuwait Liberation Medal. Weeks is also authorized to wear the Master Aviator Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.

CWO Weeks is survived by his wife, Robin of Adams, Tenn., and four daughters, Lauren, Courtney, Lindsey, and Emily.

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