November 16, 2011

Johnathan B. McCain

Sgt. 1st Class Johnathan B. McCain, age 38, of Apache Junction, Arizona, died on November 13, 2011, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered after encountering an improvised explosive device while on mounted patrol.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

He grew up in Chandler, Arizona and attended Chandler High School. 

Johnathan joined the Army in April 1992 and served at Kaiserslautern, Germany; Fort Hood, Texas; and Fort Bragg, North Carolina, before arriving in Alaska in October 2000. Johnathan also served two previous combat tours of duty in Iraq: from August 2005 to November 2006 and from September 2008 to September 2009.
Light a candle for Johnathan.
Light his way to Heaven.

Family members stated that he was devoted to the military and to the service of his country. He was planning to retire from the military after 20 years of service to spend more time with his family. He is also described as being an avid amateur artist and loved to paint and draw. 

Johnathan is survived by numerous friends and family members including his father, Bob McCain; and his wife and four children.

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Johnathan B. McCain is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen

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