September 18, 2012

Jon Townsend

Infantryman Jon Townsend, age 19, of Claremore, Oklahoma, died on September 16, 2012, in Zabul Province, Afghanistan. He died of enemy small arms fire.

Jon was based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Washington.

Jon graduated from Sequoyah High School in Claremore in 2011 and joined the military days later. High school officials describe him as a good kid and a good student who was popular. 

Family members said that Jon had a love of music, God and his family. He was honored to serve his country in the military. 

Jon is also described as friendly, affectionate and outgoing. 
Jesus, pray for Jon

His mother said: "He's my baby; I will forever miss him."

Jon is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his mother, Katy Nelson; his sister Jennifer Tucker; and his wife, Brittany. 

Pray for Jon's mother, who has lost her young son. Pray for Brittany who is a widow at age 18. 

God help us all. 

Pray for the 19 year olds who die in combat. They barely had a chance at life. Yesterday, they were just boys. 

Let us pray that Jon Townsend is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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