20-year-old US Navy Hospital Corpsman Aaron Ullom, from Midland, Michigan, was killed in action on 12th July 2011 in Afghanistan while on foot patrol in the Now Zad district of Helmand. He was serving as a medic with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment when the patrol came under insurgent fire.
His mother, Debi Bartley-Ullom, told a local TV news station that her son enlisted in the Navy after a recruiter visited his school. She says he was on his first deployment in Afghanistan.
Corpsman Ullom was a 2009 graduate of Midland High School, where he played football and ran track.