Jesse Daryl Pittman

Jesse Daryl Pittman

Age: 27
Branch: USN
Rank(s): MCSN, SO3, SO1
Unit: ST5
Station: Coronado, CA

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

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

Hometown: Willits, CA

SO1 Pittman 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 SO1 Pittman.