Benjamin Daniel White
Final Flight on June 09, 2010
Benjamin Daniel White, Senior Airman, USAF
October 16, 1985 - June 09, 2010
Senior Airman Benjamin Daniel White
Born on October 16, 1985, Died on June 09, 2010 near Forward Operating Base Jackson, Afghanistan.
Senior Airman Benjamin D. White of Erwin, Tennessee, grew up in Johnson City and was a 2004 graduate of Science Hill High School. He went on to attend East Tennessee State University until enlisting in the Air Force in July of 2006.
A man of Christ, Benjamin was serving as a medic. He faithfully stood by the Pararescueman's oath "It is my duty as a Pararescueman to save life and to aid the injured. I will be prepared at all times to perform my assigned duties quickly and efficiently, placing these duties before personal desires and comforts. These Things I do So Others May Live."
Assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona, his unit was responsible for casualty evacuation and he would parachute into danger zones to rescue the wounded. He asked his family and friends back home to pray for our troops, never letting on how dangerous a duty he had, he was always more concerned about others.
Ben died in a helicopter crash. He was survived by his Fiancée, Ashley L. Stanley; Father, Anthony Curtis White and wife, Jennifer Lynn; Mother, Brenda A. Shelton-Logozo and husband, Frank; Brothers, Mark Anthony, Zachary Luke and Anthony Evan White; Sister, Laura R. White; and Grandparents, Curtis Buford White, Jan Daye and Steven McCarty.
Benjamin was buried in Mountain Home National Cemetery in Tennessee.
TENNESSEE AIRMAN GIVE HIS ALL
SENIOR AIRMAN BENJAMIN WHITE
Obituary Published on Friday, June 18, 2010
Johnson City Press
ERWIN – Senior Airman Benjamin Daniel White, age 24, of Erwin, was a Pararescueman serving with valor and honor in the 48th Rescue Squadron from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona. Senior Air-man White was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He died while performing a rescue mission on June 9, 2010, near Forward Operating Base Jackson, Afghanistan, as a result of injuries received from an aircraft accident due to hostile actions.
Senior Airman White was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and died a Christ-like death. He attended Grace Fellowship Church in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Senior Airman White is survived by; Fiancé, Ashley L. Stanley; Father, Anthony Curtis White and wife, Jennifer Lynn; Mother, Brenda A. Shelton-Logozo and husband, Frank; Brothers, Mark Anthony, Zachary Luke and Anthony Evan White; Sister, Laura R. White; Grandparents, Curtis Buford White, Jan Daye and Steven McCarty; and a host of other loving family members and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 7:00 P.M., Monday, June 21, 2010, from Grace Fellowship Church, 2314 South Greenwood Drive, Johnson City, Tennessee. Reverend Tom Oyler will officiate. Honored speaker will be the Commander of the 48th Rescue Squadron, Lieutenant Colonel Select, Major Jason D. Pifer.
Committal Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 22, 2010, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tennessee. Graveside Military Honors will be awarded by the 20th Fighter Wing/Honor Guard, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. Assistant Deputy Commander of the United States Air Forces Central Command, Brigadier General Mark W. Graper will have the honor of flag presentation. Minister, honored guests and friends are requested to assemble at the cemetery by 10:45 A.M. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations be made to: That Others May Live Foundation, 4855 Ben Salem Way, Hahira, Georgia 31632; or donate at www.thatothersmaylive.org., supporting the children of fallen rescue heroes.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org