22-year-old US Marine Lance Corporal Jason N. Barfield, from Ashford, Alabama, died in Helmand province on 24th October 2011 during combat operations in the area.
L-Cpl. Barfield served with 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, based at Twentynine Palms, California. He joined the Marine Corps in January 2010. This was his first combat deployment to Afghanistan.
His personal service awards include the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the NATO-ISAF Medal.