- 21 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 14, 1988
- Date of passing: Aug 20, 2009
|Let the memory of Justin be with us forever|
Specialist Justin R. Pellerin, 21, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y., died Aug. 20, 2009, in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device.
He joined the Army in June, 2007 and arrived at Fort Drum in September 2007. At the time of his death, he was serving as an infantryman. He deployed with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team in January in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
He was born in Berlin on April 14, 1988. He lived in the Concord area most of his life. While at Rundlett Middle School he joined The Air Force Civil Air Patrol, which generated an interest in the military.
He graduated from Concord Senior High School through an alternative diploma program.
He was very outgoing and fun-loving and enjoyed spending time with his family playing games, bowling, and singing karaoke. He also loved exploring the outdoors, fishing and playing golf.
He had a passion for music, electronics and cars. He avidly pursued fitness and strived to be in top physical condition.
Spc. Pellerin's awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and NATO Medal.
He was predeceased by his grandfather, Francis Farmer of Pittsfield.
IN HIS LIFE: He is survived by his wife, Chelsey Pellerin, parents, Dale and Melissa Farmer; sisters Molly and Hannah Farmer of Concord; grandparents Robert and Suzanne Pellerin of Bethlehem, Louis Chouinard of Littleton, Kenneth Chaffee and wife, Dorothy, of Newbury; great-grandparents Andre and Blandine Dube of Valrico Fla.; an aunt, Jenny and husband, Craig Lavoie of Warwick R.I.; an uncle, Kevin Pellerin and partner, Stephanie Prygocki, of Manchester; an uncle, Kenneth and wife Sheila Farmer of Monroe, uncles Alfred Farmer and Andrew Cramer of Sausalito, Calif.; cousins Daniel and Jacob Farmer of Monroe; nieces, nephews, great-aunts, great-uncles and many great-cousins.
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