October 22, 2016

Jason Finan - Navy Fatality - Iraq

Jason Finan
Chief Petty Officer Jason C. Finan, age 34, died on October 20, 2016, In Irbil, Iraq.

Jason was riding in an armored vehicle on a roadway in northern Iraq when it struck a roadside bomb, seriously injuring him. 

Jason was flown to a hospital in Irbil where, tragically, he succumbed to his injuries. 

Jason was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three of Naval Base Coronado, California. The unit is responsible for identifying, rendering safe, and disposing of explosive ordnance. 

He was serving in an advisory capacity in connection with Operation Inherent Resolve, which is the U.S. military action against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. 

Jason joined the Navy in 2003. He served aboard an aircraft carrier for two years and then trained as an explosive ordnance disposal technician at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. 

Jason's awards and decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with a Combat Valor designation, the Army Commendation Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, the Army Achievement Medal, two Combat Action Ribbons, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon, the Iraq Campaign Ribbon, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and the NATO Medal.

Jason's military comrades at Naval Base Coronado are in mourning over the death of
Light a candle for Jason. Light his way to Heaven.
their brother. He is a hero who died in the service of his country. He will be forever remembered.

Jason is described as a loving father, a great neighbor and a likeable man. He will be forever missed.

Jason's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Jason is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his mother, his wife and his young son.

Thank you for your service to America, Jason. 

Pray for all who die while far away from their loved ones.

Pray for all who die suddenly. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray, without ceasing, unto God for an end to all War. It is enough.

Pray that Jason is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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