Sgt. Jason G. Amores, 29, died Thursday, Jan. 20, while
conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, CA.
Amores grew up in Lehigh Acres and was a 1999 graduate of Lehigh Senior High School. Amores enlisted in the U.S.M.C. in 2004 and served in several deployments including Iraq and Afghanistan.
Amores is survived by his wife Jennifer, who also grew up in Lehigh, and son Korbin, 9 and daughter Violet, 3. He also is survived by his mother and step-father, Beverly and Curt Middleton; father Jay Amores, step-mother Gigi Amores; sisters Shoshona and Emerald Amores; sisters Rebecca and Samantha Middleton; brothers Jeremiah Amores and Joshua Amores. He is also survived by his grandparents, Susie and Wendell Rice and an aunt and uncle who are his godparents, Angela and Robert Middleton.
Amores will be returning home for funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Lee Memorial Park Funeral Home, 12777 SR 82, Fort Myers, FL 33913.