AW2 (NAC) Jason Edward Lawson
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 30, 2002 at the Georgia Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery in the Winkenhofer Chapel at 2:00 PM. Family will receive visitors from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM.
Jason Lawson was with the HSL-46 Grandmasters squadron out of Mayport, Florida and was attached to the Norfolk, Virginia destroyer USS Hayler. They were part of the USS Theodore Roosevelt battle group on its way home from a record deployment.
Jason joined the Navy in the delayed entry program in October 1998 and officially left for recruit training on June 28, 1999. Graduating on September 3, 1999, he was a member of the 940 Division and was the RCPO of the Honor Guard. After leaving Great Lakes, Illinois he transferred to Pensacola, Florida where he attended Naval Aircrewman Candidate School, Rescue Swimmer School and Aviation Warfare Systems Operator Course. He attended Survival, Evasion, Resistance & Escape Course in Brunswick, Maine. Transferring to Mayport, Florida he completed his HSL-40 training and earned his Aircrew wings of Gold on February 16, 2001 and was then assigned to HSL-46.
Jason Lawson was an Aviation Warfare Systems Operator and Rescue Swimmer. The SH-60B helicopter was being tested after maintenance when it crashed about 90 miles west of Greece. The crew members listed were Lt. Terri Fussner, 27, of Manchester, Missouri; Lt. Wayne Roberts, 34, Brooklyn, New York; and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Lawson, 21, Smyrna, GA.
Jason Lawson was a 1999 graduate of Campbell High School in Smyrna, Georgia where he was a member of the ARMY JROTC for four years and member of the Cross Country team. He also served four years in the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps obtaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer. His father is Commanding Officer of the NARS B-1 Sea Cadet Unit at NAS Atlanta.
Jason is survived by his parents, Eddie & Roz Lawson, a brother, Ronald Allen Beaver and a sister, Jennifer Renea Lawson. Grandparents Wayne & Joyce Fain and Inez Lawson.
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