Remembering Jason Barfield
November 3, 2011
Marine Lance Cpl. Jason N. Barfield, 22, of Ashford, Ala.; assigned to 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twenty-nine Palms, Calif.; died Oct. 24 while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
The wiregrass area welcomed home a fallen hero, Lance Corporal Jason N. Barfield. Jason lost his life just over a week ago while serving our country in the war in the Middle East. The entire team at Durden Outdoor was honored to be able to participate in the Jason Barfield movement on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. We were able to create a memorial billboard to play on our Durden Dothan Digital Network in memory of Jason.
Along with us, thousands of Dothan Area residents remembered Jason on the day of his arrival home. Ricky Stokes News was able to help communicate gathering opportunities to the public through his website. People gathered at Lowe’s parking lot where American flags were passed out. All along the circle our community gathered to watch Jason pass by them to his final resting place. WOOF Radio, FM 99.7, also reported on the route of Lance Corporal Jason N. Barfield’s procession as it left the airport and traveled to the funeral home.
At RickyStokes.com or Youtube, you can find very touching videos of the events as well as the Angel Flight video. If you would like to leave a memorial comment Jason has a facebook page dedicated to him.
A young soldier once remarked, “We did not go because we are soldiers; we went because we are AMERICANS.”
Thank you, Jason, for your service as well as all the other men and women who have given their lives fighting for our great country and everything we stand for.