SAN ANTONIO, TX, U.S.A.
ALASKA NATIONAL GUARD
06/17/2014, SAN ANTONIO, TX
Jason A. Hurst, age 29, left this physical world on June 17, 2014.
Jason was born on February 3, 1985, in the Federal Republic of Germany where both his parents were stationed with the U.S. Army.
He lived in a number of different places over the course of his mother’s military career, but lived most of his life in San Antonio, TX.
In 2004, Jason enlisted in the U.S. Army, continuing a tradition of military service set by father, mother, stepfather, brothers, and other family members.
He was stationed in Alaska with A Company, 3/509th Infantry Battalion (Airborne), deploying with the unit to Iraq in 2007 and Afghanistan in 2009.
In Alaska Jason met Amber Yeamans, the love of his life. They married in 2011 and settled in Anchorage to enjoy fishing, sledding and the amazing beauty of the world around them.
Jason transitioned to the Alaska National Guard in 2012 and went to work for MI Swaco on an Alaskan oilfield.
Jason was a wonderfully creative, imaginative, young man. He had a soft spot for animals, especially dogs and horses. He tanned and tooled leather to make riding gear for his horse, including an intricately detailed saddle. He built everything from saltwater aquariums to computers.
He loved to figure out what made things work and then find a way to make them work better. He built and flew remotely piloted airplanes and helicopters. One of his biggest dreams was to become a helicopter pilot.
Jason was an amazing young man who touched many lives. His sharp wit and ready smile could light up a room. He never met a stranger.
He will be deeply missed by family, civilian friends, and military comrades. We rejoice in his life and the time he was with us; but, we feel the pain of a precious life that was done too soon.
Jason is survived by his wife Amber, his mother and stepfather, Elizabeth and Greg Radabaugh, and his much loved second family–his brother Cedric Hurst, Cedric’s wife Michelle, and his niece and nephew Kayla and C.J.