LENOIR, NC, USA U.S. Army
SGT, COMPANY C, 1ST BATTALION, 4TH INFANTRY, HOHENFELS, GERMANY FOB LAGMAN, AFGHANISTAN 01/09/2009
Let me tell you a little bit about my son, Sergeant Jason R. Parsons
Jason started out life in such a hurry that he was born in 33 minutes and on October 31st at that. He lived his young life full-throttle all the time. He was always such a happy child and young adult. Always smiling and always trying to be the best at everything. He had a smile that could warm the heart of anyone. He would rescue his friends whenever they needed him to- no matter what time it was.
He served as a boy scout, a young church leader as a pathfinder, where he was always willing to stand up and preach a sermon at a moments notice, ROTC, and was determined to serve in the Army even as a young child.
When he heard that some of his troop’s men had been killed- he stepped forward to volunteer, fearless of what could happen to him. He loved doing his job, & driving the big trucks was what he lived for. Being first in line for the convey was what he choose. They tell me that he died with his head held high and his chest out, proud of what he was doing.
Jason was and is the sweetest young man. He was always hugging and telling me how much he loved me. My heart is like an empty shell now. I miss his voice and smile.
I hope this lets you to know a little bit about my son. In his home town of Hudson, North Carolina, he was known as a kid with a little mischief in his eyes and a big heart. Now he is know as a Hometown HERO.
To me he was and is my little boy.