- 25 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 22, 1985
- Date of passing: Jun 18, 2010
|Let the memory of James be with us forever|
SSG James Patrick Hunter, 25, of Birmingham, died while on foot patrol in the Zhari District, Kandahar, Afghanistan after their dismounted patrol encountered an improvised explosive device.
Staff Sgt. James Hunter, an army journalist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 502 nd Infantry Regiment. He joined the Army in August 2003 and arrived at Fort Campbell in May 2007.
His awards and decorations include: Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Meritorious Unit Commendation; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon: overseas Service Ribbon; Combat Action Badge; Parachutist Badge and weapons Qualification, M4 expert.
He is survived by his mother and step-father; Patricia (nee Healy) and Rick Phillips; father and step-mother William “Tom” and Mary Ellen Hunter; fiancé, Candice Clark; brothers: Thomas Hunter, Corporal Billy Hunter, Daniel Hunter, and Timothy Hunter; sister Kathy Hunter; half sister, US Navy Chief Petty Officer Charity Morgan; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John and Barb Healy, and paternal grandparents, Thomas B, and Helen L. (nee Elliott) Hunter.
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