Jacques Jules Fontan

Jacques Jules Fontan

Age: 36
Branch: USN
Rank(s): FC2, FCC
Unit(s): ST8, NSWG2, ST10
Station: Norfolk, VA

Fallen on: 28 Jun 2005
Location: Asadabad, Afghanistan
Era: Global War on Terror
Campaign: Operation RED WINGS

Medals & Commendations: Bronze Star Medal with ‘V’ device for valor, Purple Heart, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal w/gold star, Combat Action Ribbon w/gold star, Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Navy Battle ā€˜Eā€™ Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal w/4 bronze stars, National Defense Service Medal w/bronze star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal w/3 bronze stars, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/bronze star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/2 bronze stars, NATO Medal, NATO ISAF Afghanistan Medal, Saudi Arabian for the Liberation of Kuwait, Kuwait Liberation of Kuwait Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

FCC Fontan was one of 16 U.S. troops aboard a MH-47 Chinook helicopter who were killed Tuesday as they flew into a mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan to aid a band of U.S. troops fighting militants. 8 SEALs perished in the crash including FCC Fontan.