Fallen Warrior: Tech. Sgt. Jason Norton

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For our Fallen Warrior commemoration this week, we remember Tech. Sgt. Jason Norton, 3rd Security Forces Squadron member.

Norton was born in Miami, Oklahoma in 1973. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1992 when he was 18 years old.

On January 22, 2006, in Al Taji, Iraq, Norton was killed when his vehicle was struck by an enemy improvised explosive device at 31 years old.

At the time of his death, Norton did not have a Military Working Dog assigned to him.

In 2012, The 341st Security Forces Squadron dedicated the last name Nnorton to one of the newest puppy program Military Working Dogs. MWD Nnorton served 7 years before retiring.

Norton’s loved ones described him as someone devoted to his two children and that family was everything to him. He is survived by his wife, Cristina and his children, Rebecca and Dalton.

Editor's note: The Fallen Warrior series highlights Fallen Warriors who exemplify our core values and paid the ultimate sacrifice. Take a moment to honor this week’s hero.