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1st Lieutenant Jason D Mann

When I was in the Air Force I met Steve because I went on a weekend trip with a friend of mine.  Erin and I were really good friends and she and her boyfriend Jason were going to Dallas for a long weekend trip just to have fun.  Erin invited me to go with them.  I initially said no because I didn't want to be a third wheel.  Then she told me that it was okay because Jason was inviting a friend.  Then I said no because I didn't want to go on a weekend trip with her and her boyfriend and a guy I didn't know.  She eventually talked me into it and the rest is history.  Married with a kid and another on the way.  Thanks to Jason, I met my husband, the love of my life.

Jason was enlisted when I knew him.  He eventually got engaged to Erin, but they never married and ended up going their separate ways.  Jason got into a very competitive commissioning program.  The Marine Corps paid for him to finish school and then made him an officer.  He married and had a daughter.

I just found out that 1st Lieutenant Jason Mann was killed in Afghanistan on July 17th, 2008.  It was not a combat death; a building collapsed on him.

Rest in peace, Friend.



Oct. 31st, 2008 12:23 am (UTC)
Oh sweetheart. I am so sorry for your loss. *hugs*