Let the memory of Benjamin be with us forever
  • 24 years old
  • Born on October 16, 1985 .
  • Passed away on June 9, 2010 .

Pararescueman Oath 

“It is my duty as a Pararescueman to save life and to aid the injured. I will be prepared at all times to perform my assigned duties quickly and efficiently, placing these duties before personal desires and comforts. These Things I do So Others May Live.”

ERWIN – Senior Airman Benjamin Daniel White, age 24, of Erwin, was a Pararescueman serving with valor and honor in the 48th Rescue Squadron from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona. Senior Airman White was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He died while performing a rescue mission on June 9, 2010, near Forward Operating Base Jackson, Afghanistan, as a result of injuries received from an aircraft accident due to hostile actions. 

Senior Airman White was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and died a Christlike death. He attended Grace Fellowship Church in Johnson City, Tennessee. 

Senior Airman White is survived by, Fiancée, Ashley L. Stanley; Father, Anthony Curtis White and wife, Jennifer Lynn; Mother, Brenda A. Shelton-Logozo and husband, Frank; Brothers, Mark Anthony, Zachary Luke and Anthony Evan White; Sister, Laura R. White; Grandparents, Curtis Buford White, Jan Daye and Steven McCarty; and a host of other loving family members and friends.

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