Jonathon Hall

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Longtime Anchorage resident Pfc. Jonathon David Hall, 23, stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was killed in action April 8, 2010, in COP - Rushmore, Paktika Province, Afghanistan. Life support was removed April 11, 2010, upon request of the family for vital organ removal at the U.S. Army's Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

He died, while on patrol in a MAX-Pro Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected [MRAP] Vehicle in which he was assigned, due to complications from a massive head injury caused by an explosion of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by Taliban Radical Sunni Islamic terrorist insurgents in the Afghanistan War Against Terror. He sustained a massive head injury while the other occupants were thrown about the inside of the vehicle.

Pfc. Hall now lives through six Germans who are the recipients of his heart, (19-year-old male) Munich; lungs, (15-year-old male) Munich; a kidney and pancreas, Homburg; the other kidney, Homburg; with two sharing his liver, Homburg. In addition, a number of individuals benefited from miscellaneous blood vessels, tendons and ligaments.

Jonathon was born Sept. 9, 1986, at Fort Campbell Hospital, Montgomery Co., TN., and schooled, graduating in 2004 at New Direction School, in his hometown of Anchorage, where he resided from 1988 until his death. His schooling was also supplemented at Northwest High School in Clarksville, Tenn., studying art with a passion. Jonathon was a budding artist considering a commercial artist career prior to enlisting in the U.S. Army.

Jonathon will be greatly missed by his family, especially around Thanksgiving at the annual gathering of the extended Hall family. He looked forward to the company and deer hunting that takes place at the Hall Farm in Woodlawn, Tenn.

In addition, Pfc. Hall, Platoon Combat Medic and "Doc" to his comrades-in-arms, will be sorely missed as the "Go-To-Guy" of Alpha Company.

Jonathon David Hall, son, brother, friend and confidante, gave all he had and all he ever hoped to have as a warrior in the War Against Terrorism, a modern day hero in every sense of the word, in service to his combat unit, the Army, his God and to the United States of America. He has been recognized by the U.S. Army with the following service awards: Bronze Star Medal, posthumous; Purple Heart Medal, posthumous; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal, Posthumous; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Star; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; NATO Medal, Posthumous; Combat Medical Badge, Posthumous; Weapons Qualification Badge with Bar, Weapon: Rifle - Expert; Overseas Service Bar.

Jonathon is survived by his father, Lt. Col. Steven David Hall, 176th Medical Group, Kulis Air National Guard Base, Anchorage, AK; mother, Robynn Kay (Priddy-Hall) Harrison of Anchorage and Rocky Face, GA.; sister, Tristyn Elise Hall of Anchorage and Ashland City, Tenn.; paternal grandparents, Hugh Clinton Hall and Mary Madalyn (Johnson) Hall of Woodlawn, Tenn.; maternal grandparents, Donald Edward Priddy, (CW5, USA, Ret.), and Janette Marie (Dawson) Priddy of Chattanooga, Tenn.; great-grandmother, Ruby "Ester" (Wolfe) Johnson of Indian Mound, Tenn.; uncle, Timothy Clinton Hall of Woodlawn, Tenn., and two cousins: T.C. Hall and Jessica Hall of Woodlawn, Tenn.

A funeral was Sunday at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home; 1510 Madison St., Clarksville, TN 37040; 931-645-6488;

A second funeral was Monday at Woodland Park Baptist Church, 6735 Standifer Gap Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421; 423-899-9185;

Burial after the funeral was at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, 1200 Bailey Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404.


Published in Anchorage Daily News from Apr. 17 to Apr. 18, 2010