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Jason Russell Arnette

Staff Sergeant, Army

Born: November 7, 1982
Hometown: Amelia, Virginia
Served In: Middle East
Casualty Date: April 1, 2007
Died In: Baghdad, Iraq
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Iraq Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Svc Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Army Service Ribbon

Staff Sergeant Arnette served with the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. He was killed by an improvised explosive device that detonated near his vehicle.

He was a 2001 graduate of Amelia County High School where he played soccer and was part of the Air Force JROTC program.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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