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Tuesday, June 25, 2024


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Colleagues and relatives of a Fort Campbell medic who died last week in Afghanistan said he was dedicated to helping others on the battlefield.

Pfc. Jonathan David Hall, 23, died April 8 from wounds suffered a day earlier when his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan. Hall was a combat medic assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

He joined the Army in October 2008 and arrived at Fort Campbell in August 2009.

Tennessee Army National Guard Capt. Jim Ridings told the Chattanooga Times Free Press that Hall was accepted into a special enlistment program that allows people without prior military service to join the Guard, then do a stint in the active duty Army.

“Very few qualify for the ‘active first’ program because it has a higher standard,” Ridings said. “He was dedicated to becoming the bes t he could be … and his focus was to help other people, whether that meant treating blisters on their feet or patching up open wounds.”

His grandfather, Don Priddy, said Hall grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, but lived with his grandparents in Chattanooga for about seven months while he went through his enlistment process.

“He loved Chattanooga,” said his grandmother, Jan Priddy.

Don Priddy, who is also a veteran, said his grandson loved the service and talked about making the military a career.

“Even on this patrol, he volunteered to go because he wanted to be with his men. As it turned out, he was the one who did not survive the attack,” Priddy said.

The family has his burial planned for Monday in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.


10 Responses to “PFC Jonathan Hall (MEDIC) USA KIA 08 APR 2010 AFGHANISTAN”
  1. gsalts90 says:

    Rest In Peace Brother

  2. CW2 Allan V. & Linda S. Basile says:

    A Tribute to PFC Jonathan Hall.

    Rest peacefully dear Soldier,
    The Lord has called You home.
    Your bravery and Your sacrifice,
    Shall forever be honored and known.

    Your love of God, Family, and Country,
    Your desire to protect and serve,
    Your final act of courage,
    Will be a testament to who You were.

    And as Old Glory proudly waves,
    In Her colors of red, white, and blue,
    We’ll remember and honor our Fallen,
    And we’ll Thank God for Soldiers like You.

    CW2 Allan V. & Linda S. Basile
    U.S. Army Retired
    Green Bay, Wisconsin

  3. SPC Page says:

    I love you and miss you dearly man…It's soldier's like you who make it worth being known as the tried and true “doc.” I'm praying for your family.

  4. SPC Smith, Joshua A Co 3-187IN says:

    Miss you, buddy.

  5. PFC Hery says:

    My condolences to your family. I went to basic training and ait with PFC Jonathan Hall. He was a great man and will be missed by many. Rest in peace brother. A Co 5/19th

  6. PFC Horn says:

    We had some good times at AT buddy. My prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Mark Wainwright says:

    he bunked next to me in AIT and was in my basic… he was a hell of a soldier… I’m just finding out about this and it breaks my heart… rest in piece my friend you gave the ultimate sacrifice. miss you bud… spc wainwright, your battle…

  8. Spooge62 says:

    there were times where he was my only friend in the world.nmy best friend. my brother.

  9. ashley says:

    just wanted to thank my brother for serving our counrty love you chad hepler

  10. SPC Dukes says:

    RIP, bro. I only spoke to you a few times in AIT, but I knew you were a good guy. You will always be in my thoughts, man.