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PFC Justin M. Whitmire
HQ Detachment, 720th MP Battalion, 89th MP Brigade

Killed In Action ~ 27 December 2011 ~ Afghanistan



They Say,
our deaths are not ours,
they are yours,
they will mean what
you make of them.

They say,
we leave you our deaths,
give them some

Archibald MacLeish
poet and WWI veteran.

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     PFC Justin M. Whitmire age 20, of Easley, South Carolina died 27 December of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device in Paktia, Afghanistan. Killed in the same attack were SSG Noah M. Korte and SPC Kurt W. Kern.


     Justin joined the Army in September 2010 as a medic, and was assigned to the 1st Medical Brigade at Fort Hood before his reassignment to the 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas in September 2011. He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in July 2011.

     On 20 January 2012 a Memorial Service for SSG Korte, SPC Kern, and PFC Whitmire was held at the Fort Hood Chapel.


     “He had the level of experience that most medics achieve only while they’re deployed.” “It was comforting to know that he would be the one who aided us on the battlefield.” “He had a way about him that made you want to meet him, and no matter what your differences were, you would get along with him." “He had a way to make you laugh, even on your worst day." SPC Jessica Ryder, HQ Detachment rearr.

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