CLIMAX, MI, USA U.S. Marines LCPL, D CO, 2D TANK BN, RCT-8, 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC FERRIS, IRAQ 01/07/2006
Marine Lance Corporal Jason T. Little was extremely proud to be a Marine. His quiet intensity proved his reliability and loyalty to his country, his unit, and most importantly, his comrades. LCPL Little was killed when his tank was attacked with an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Ferris, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He died on January 7, 2006.
Twenty year old Jason enlisted in April of 2004 and was on his first tour of duty in Iraq. Jason was born May 29, 1985, in Battle Creek, Michigan. He graduated from Climax-Scotts High School in 2003 and attended classes at Kalamazoo Valley Community College before entering the Marine Corps. In high school, Jason’s interest in computers led him to look into career training in computers and electronics. He also enjoyed politics and was a member of the Young Republicans. Jason was a quiet young man who enjoyed working and playing hard and spending time with his friends and family. He was respected and loved by many and his actions demonstrated his character. Jason is survived by his parents, a sister, a brother, grandparents, relatives and friends.
Governor Jennifer Granholm ordered US and Michigan state flags across Michigan’s land and waters to be flown at half staff on January 13, 2006 in Jason’s honor.