Justin Ryan Whiting
Hancock, New York
January 19, 2008
Killed in Mosul, Iraq, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.
|Staff Sgt. Justin R. Whiting, 27, was killed in action on Jan. 19 when his
vehicle was struck by an IED while conducting combat operations 16
kilometers south of Mosul, Iraq. He was a Special Forces medical sergeant
assigned to Company B, 3 rd Battalion, 5 th Special Forces Group (Airborne).
He has had two previous combat tours to Iraq in 2004 and 2005 with 3 rd Bn.,
5 th SFG(A), and was on his third combat tour in support of Operation Iraqi
Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism.
Whiting was born in Texas and his military records list his home of record as
Tennessee. He volunteered for military service and enlisted in the Army on
Dec. 15, 1999. He would go on to earn the coveted “Green Beret” in 2000.
Whiting’s military education includes; the Special Operations Target Interdiction Course, the Survival,
Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course; Basic Noncommissioned Officer’s Course, Warrior Leaders
Course, Basic Airborne Course, and Special Forces Qualification Course.
His awards and decorations include; the Bronze Star Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, two Army
Achievement Medals, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign
Medal, Global on War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, two
Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Medical
Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Special Forces Tab.
|From Suzanne Mosher
This is my dear friend, Justin Ryan Whiting. I live in his home where he grew up and am a close friend of his family(we live on the farm together with his Grandparents). His Dad is in the process of putting up a lighted flagpole on the land he loved so much. He's buried down the road at the local church and we miss him every day.
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