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Army Capt. Jason T. McMahon

Died September 5, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom


35, of Mulvane, Kan.; assigned to the 184th Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 52nd Ordnance Group, Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Sept. 5 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire in Jalalabad.

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Deployed to Iraq before Afghanistan tour

By Jake Lowary

The (Clarksville, Tenn.) Leaf-Chronicle

Fort Campbell has announced the death of a soldier in eastern Afghanistan.

Capt. Jason T. McMahon, 35, died Sept. 5 at Bagram Airfield after an indirect fire attack in Jalalabad. McMahon was the company commander of the 744th Explosive Ordnance Company, 184th Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, which is based at Fort Campbell and recently took over as Task Force Paladin, the lead group that oversees intelligence about improvised-explosive devices.

McMahon was a 14-year Army veteran and had previously deployed to Iraq. He earned the Purple Heart and Bronze Star, according to a news release from Fort Campbell.

McMahon’s death is the first in September and comes as deaths for Fort Campbell troops are mounting as more forces flood to the region. A total of 49 soldiers assigned to the local fort have died since March.

According to the news release, McMahon is survived by his wife, Jennifer L. McMahon; daughters Trinity B., McKenzie J., and Azlyn J. McMahon, all of Dover, Tenn.; and his parents, Ronald and Sherry McMahon, both of Mulvane, Kan.


Fort Campbell building to be named after officer

The Associated Press

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — Fort Campbell will dedicate a building that houses an explosive ordnance disposal unit in honor of a former company commander who was killed in Afghanistan.

The headquarters building of the 184th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion will be dedicated Friday in honor of Capt. Jason McMahon.

McMahon was serving as the company commander for the 744th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company in 2010 in Afghanistan. On Sept. 5, 2010, he and his soldiers were attacked in Laghman province, and he exposed himself to enemy fire to direct his soldiers and give them cover during the attack.

He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for his actions.

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