Fort Campbell, KY – A Fort Campbell Soldier died September 5th in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire in Jalalabad.
Capt. Jason T. McMahon, 35, of Mulvane, KS, was an Ordnance officer commanding 744th Explosive Ordnance Company, 184th Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 52nd Ordnance Group, Fort Campbell, KY. He joined the Army in November 1996, gained his commission in 2006, and arrived at Fort Campbell in September 2008.
His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Joint Meritorious Unit Accommodation; Valorous Unit Award; Meritorious Unit Citation; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Expeditionary Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Air Assault Badge; Combat Action Badge; Expert Infantry Badge; Master EOD Badge; Parachutists Badge; and the Ranger Tab.
McMahon is survived by his wife, Jennifer L. McMahon, and daughters Trinity B., McKenzie J., and Azlyn J. McMahon, all of Dover, TN; father, Ronald McMahon; and mother, Sherry McMahon, both of Mulvane, KS.