January 23, 2012

Jesse Stites

Cpl. Jesse W. Stites, age 23, died on January 19, 2012, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

He was a member of the Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. 

He died in a helicopter crash. The cause of the crash is undetermined at this time.

Pray for Jesse
Jesse is listed by the Military as being from North Beach, Maryland. However, family members have stated that he grew up in Florida, went to high school there and never lived in Maryland.

Cpl. Stites enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2008 and was on his second deployment to Afghanistan. 

Friends describe Jesse as a great guy, who was a straight-A student, who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. They also describe him as kind, respectful, smart and destined to be a marine.

Jesse is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his mother Carol Stites; and his wife. He was predeceased by his father, John Stites. He also leaves behind two sisters.

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

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