UPPER MARLBORO, MD, US
U.S. Air Force
SRA, 25TH INTELLIGENCE SQD, HURLBURT FIELD, FL
02/18/2012, DJIBOUTI , DJ
Julian Seiji Scholten, 26, of Navarre, Fla., passed away Feb. 18, 2012, while serving his country near Djibouti, Africa.Julian was born at Misawa Air Base in northern Japan to Gaylon Scholten and Yumiko Southard on Oct. 17, 1985. He grew up in Japan, California, Germany, Colorado and Maryland. Julian attended Frederick Douglass High School in Upper Marlboro, Md., where he enjoyed playing football and met his wife, Diamond. Julian entered the U.S. Air Force in 2007.
After basic military training, Julian was assigned to various training assignments, including the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif., and Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo, Texas. Julian was assigned to the 25th Intelligence Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Julian had completed three combat deployments and accumulated more than 900 combat flight hours as an Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operator.
Julian was a huge fan of the San Francisco 49ers and loved Japanese and Chinese cuisine. He listened to most genres of music, including Hip Hop and R&B, and enjoyed movies that made him laugh.
Julian was preceded in death by his grandfather, Kazunori Nakane. Survivors include his beloved wife, Diamond; his loving mother, Yumiko; his stepfather, Leon Southard; his father, Gaylon; his stepmother, Leonila Scholten; maternal grandmother, Mieko Nakane (Japan); paternal grandparents, Gary and Charlene Scholten; brothers, Joji Nakane, Tory Ryuji Scholten, Leon Myuji Southard, Brendan Eiji Southard and Lawrence Johnson; sister, Iris Mie Southard; and his dog, Sachi.