Jason Ray Workman

Jason Ray Workman

Age: 32
Branch: USN
Rank(s): OSSN, OS3, SO1, SOC
Units): NSWDG
Station: Oceana, VA

Fallen on: 06 August 2011
Location: Afghanistan
Era: Global War on Terror

Medals & Commendations: Bronze Star with Combat “V” device for valor; Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal; Joint Service Achievement Medal; Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal; Combat Action Ribbon; Presidential Unit Citation; Navy Unit Commendation; two Navy Good Conduct Medals; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; three Sea Service Deployment Ribbons; Rifle Marksmanship Medal and Pistol Marksmanship Medal. 

Hometown: Blanding, UT

SOC Workman was killed on August 6, 2011 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan when insurgents shot down a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, callsign Extortion 17. The greatest single-incident loss in Naval Special Warfare history, Extortion 17 is remembered for the 30 American lives lost, including SOC Workman.