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Don't be a fool and die for your country. Let the other sonofabitch die for his.
-- General George S. Patton

January 30, 2006

Fallen Heroes

I am sad to inform you that two more of my brothers in arms have retired to the great airfield in the sky. On 22 January 2006, Security Forces and the Air Force lost two more of the best. I know TSgt Norton and SSgt McElroy will be two of Heavens greatest Gate Guards!

TSgt Norton.jpg SSgt McElroy.jpg
Tech. Sgt. Jason L. Norton, 32 (left) and Staff Sgt. Brian McElroy, 28 (right) were assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron.

They were both on Temporary Duty (TDY) in Iraq. Both were members of the 3rd Security Forces Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.

Both TSgt Norton and SSgt McElroy were killed when their Humvee struck a roadside bomb and detonated the device. Officials say the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was the equivalent of a 122mm artillery round. A third unidentified Airman, serving as the gunner in their vehicle was blown clear of the vehicle and suffered only "minor" injuries.

McElroy and Norton had been in Iraq about three months. Their deaths Sunday made them the 10th and 11th airmen to die in Iraq since the invasion, and among four to perish since the Air Force began providing troops for convoy escort duty 11/2 years ago.


For what it is worth TSgt Norton and SSgt McElroy will always have SlagleRock's respect. I will never forget your names or what you have done for this country.

The flag once again flies at half-mast here at the Slaughterhouse. I ask of all my readers that you please keep the families and friends of these brave men in your thoughts and prayers.

Sgt's Norton and McElroy I salute you...


superman s.giflagleRock Out!

Other information about these brave young heroes:

Air Force Link (Photos)

Air Force Link (More Photos)

Air Force Times

Alaska Daily News

Alaska Daily News (Second Story)

My San

Posted by SlagleRock at January 30, 2006 08:54 PM | TrackBack

Thanks Rob, my heart and soul goes out to the families of those who were lost. By honoring them we stop the enemy within from disparaging their names and minimizing their sacrifices.

Posted by: Jack at January 30, 2006 09:53 PM

I shed a tear for these brave heroes, as I say a prayer for loved ones left behind. I salute you TSgt Norton and SSgt McElroy. I shall be forever in your debt. Godspeed brave Airmen.

Posted by: PappaSlagle at January 31, 2006 03:45 PM

I am so very sorry to hear this. My prayers for the families and loved ones of these America's finest of all. We all owe them so much, so very much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 2, 2006 04:53 PM

They will never be forgotten.

Posted by: Theresa, MSgt, USAF (ret) at February 3, 2006 05:16 AM

Good news, two disgusting flying mass murders away !

Posted by: CM at February 3, 2006 06:01 AM

US murdering uniformed pigs, stay home !

Posted by: CM at February 3, 2006 06:04 AM

thaks Rob:

Our Vietnam Security Police Association has information regarding the educational funds for these two Sky Cop's Children....visit:

go to the main page, click on Bullentin Board and Scroll down to find the information.

Thanks for your service

Pat Houseworth
14th SPS Nha Trang RVN 1969
377th SPS Tan Son Nhut 1970

Posted by: Pat Houseworth at February 3, 2006 08:08 AM

Slow Hand Salute for two brave men who gave their all for our Nation. God Bless them!

Posted by: V29 at February 3, 2006 09:27 AM

Ah, well. CM: better, braver people than you died, just so you can still safely post anonymous comments like that. You must be *so* proud of your defiant act of protest.

Which diminishes the loss not the least - and, in fact, helps put a little shine on it.

Defensor Fortis!

Posted by: John of Argghhh! at February 3, 2006 11:02 AM

I just wanted to Thank you for this memorial. Jason was a dear friend of mine and losing him has really taken a toll on me as well as those others who knew him. He will be missed, but never forgotten.

Posted by: Rob at February 3, 2006 04:07 PM

I find it 'way past ironic that the very individuals who protest against the President, government, military and our stand against IslamoFascism are the ones who, by their lifestyle choices, would suffer the most if bin Laden, Zawihiri and the others were able to achieve their desires, succeed with their plans and eliminate Israel, America and Great Britain, the "Zionist" devils. The horrors we saw in Afghanistan under the Taliban and Iraq under Saddam would be visited upon those, from the Democratic members of Congress and the Main Stream Media, such as the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, all the way down to individuals like CM.

Posted by: Walter M. Clark at February 3, 2006 07:35 PM

Bin Laden (CIA creation), Islamofascism are the direct consequences of the occidental foreign policy, especially the US imperialist foreign policy, and on that issue, the Dems are no less guilty than the Reps. The terrorists sits at the administration, but the guys in the military, who pull the trigger (or drop the bomb in the case of those two airmen) are also criminal. The Iraq war is illegal, so the coalition troops are unlawful combatants, perhaps misled, but unlawful.

Posted by: CM at February 4, 2006 05:46 AM

In your moonbatty dreams CM.That is the best that the left can do when they can't back up anything they say!You are nothing but an ignorant ass!And classless to boot.If you couldn't offer any sympathies for these men and their families then just shut up!

Posted by: Lisa Gilliam at February 6, 2006 02:33 PM

Thank you for posting this, SlagleRock. Brian McElroy was my cousin. The rest of my family and I greatly appreciate that.

He was no criminal. He was doing his duty. I don't believe in the war, never did. But I WILL NOT tolerate people who take their beliefs out on the people who did nothing but what they were told. My cousin died for his country. At least do his memory a favor and keep your ignorant comments to yourself.

Posted by: Sarah at February 7, 2006 07:04 AM

CM this message is to you you are a fucking peice of shit, if i ever met you it would be your last day and you do not know how badly i would love to meet you you ignorant peice of shit i just hope some day we cross paths.

Posted by: Tim at February 23, 2006 05:10 PM

I apologize for the outburst there just to see someone speak like that set me off and it was wrong for me to over react.

Posted by: Tim at February 23, 2006 05:27 PM

You can delete what i said but you can't delete what cm said????

Posted by: tim at February 25, 2006 07:55 PM

We laid these two heroes to rest in Arlington. They are now as they were then...among Americas best!

USAF Honor Guard

Posted by: MSgt Wilson at June 17, 2006 11:51 PM
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