- 37 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 15, 1965
- Date of passing: Jan 30, 2003
|Let the memory of Gregory be with us forever|
Staff Sergeant Gregory Frampton was born in Fresno, California, on August 20th, 1965. Prior to entering military service, SSG Frampton completed a Bachelors Degree from San Jose State University. He began his military service in May of 1993 and completed basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. SSG Frampton received advanced individual training as a 67T Tactical Transport Helicopter Mechanic at Fort Eustis, Virginia. SSG Frampton attended Airborne School, and the Army Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Course.
In November 1993, SSG Frampton assessed and was selected for the Army’s elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne). In December of 1993 he was assigned to F Company, 1st, Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. On April 1st, 1994, he was assigned to D Company, 1st Battalion, 160th SOAR(A), where he served as an MH-60L Blackhawk DAP and Assault Fully Mission Qualified crewchief. In April 1999, he was assigned to the USASOC Flight Detachment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he held the positions of UH-60L Blackhawk Flight Instructor, Technical Inspector and Production Control Non-Commissioned Officer. In October 2002, he was again assigned to D Company, 1st Battalion, 160th SOAR(A). SSG Frampton quickly progressed again to Fully Mission Qualified status and deployed on numerous training exercises and in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. SSG Frampton logged over 1,330 total flight hours supporting special operations. As a Night Stalker and Hooter Brother, he tirelessly accomplished all his duties in a professional manner.
SSG Frampton’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal with the numeral 2, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal with 3 clasps, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 2, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Aircraft Crewman Badge and Parachutist Badge.
SSG Frampton is survived by his wife, the former Julia Weekley of Magee, Mississippi, and his mother, Judith Binz.
"Thank you for your service Sgt Gregory Frampton - without people like you the civilized world would never sleep at night. Hugs to you and your family."
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