|Sgt. Justin Dean Norton
United States Army
October 30, 1984 - June 24, 2006
Sgt Justin Dean Norton, 21, was born in Olympia
Washington on October 30, 1984. He grew up in Rainier, Washington and
graduated with honors from Rainier High School in 2003.
Justin fulfilled his dream of joining the military his senoir year
during spring break in April 2003. He attended Basic and Advanced Training
as a 19D, Cavalry Scout at Ft Knox, Kentucky. He was then assigned to
the Alpha Troop “Apaches”, 1-10 Cavalry, 4th Infantry Division out of
Fort Hood, Texas. Justin was quickly promoted to SGT because of the high
standards of excellence and leadership abilities he possessed. He
deployed to Iraq in November 2005. Sgt Justin Norton was tragically killed
in action by an Improvised Explosive Device while on patrol in Baghdad,
Iraq on June 24, 2006.
Justin's military awards and decorations include the Purple Heart,
Bronze Star, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National
Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal,
Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, and
the Expert Rifle Marksmanship Badge.
A scholarship fund was set up in Justin's name. One of his requests if
he did not return from the war was to have this fund established. A
website in honor of Sgt Justin Norton can be viewed at
Justin, you are our HERO. You are an American Hero. We are very proud
of you and the sacrifice you have made for our country. You will never
be forgotten. We love you.
Feb 14, 2008
SFC Rod Brewer
Sergeant Justin Dean Norton, of Ranier, Washington.
Justin was one of two soldiers killed by small arms fire and a roadside
bomb in Baghdad, Iraq on June 24, 2006. Sergeant Benjamin Laymon was with
him. They were assigned to 1/10 Cav, 2nd BCT, 4th ID. My condolences
to his family. Justin, You Will Never Be Forgotten... Say Hooah to the
others up there with you... Christmas in Arlington...
Rest easy, sleep well my brother.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell....
|jJustin, rollin' in Iraq
|jJustin, in Boot Camp
|jJustin's Senior Year
|jBest friend Andy's