Thursday, August 07, 2014

Our beloved Jonathon

PFC Jonathon Hostetter  Combat Engineer, 20 years old, was KIA in Afghanistan on August 23, 2013 by an IED.  Jonathon was our oldest son.  He stood 6ft. 4 in. and had blonde hair and blue eyes and was a friend to all he met.  His personality was contagious and he was a son, a brother to his brothers, Spencer and Jamison, and a husband.  He joined the military in September 2012.  He was deployed on Easter Sunday, 2013.  Some dates are ironic, He left for basic training, September 18, 2012.  He graduated Basic Training and AIT on January 18, 2013.  On September 18, 2013 we were having a memorial service at White Sands Missle Range for him.  Exactly one year from when we were watching him board the plane for his new adventure in the U.S. Army.

My youngest son, Jamison, had me order this bracelet so he could have a reminder everyday of his brother.  Also when people see the bracelet, he is proud to tell of his older brother, Jonathon.  We hold on to our memories and need daily reminders of how important our freedom is and what the cost of freedom is to us all.

God Bless you for providing these to the families of the fallen.  The cost is minimal because the memories are priceless!!

Gold Star Mom, Lisa Hostetter

PFC Jonathon Hostetter
KIA 8-23-13  Afghanistan

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