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Aaron Fairbairn – KIA Afghanistan July 4 2009

Aaron Fairbairn, KIA Afghanistan July 4, 2009

Aaron Fairbairn, KIA Afghanistan July 4, 2009


Two International Security Assistance Force service members were killed in an improvised explosive device strike that occurred in eastern Afghanistan this morning.

“On this sad day, we continue with our mission as we remember the lives of our fallen soldiers. The true commitment and the determination of these fine soldiers are helping to make a difference in the lives of the people of Afghanistan” said Brig. Gen. Éric Tremblay, ISAF spokesperson.

“We remain resolute in meeting our obligation towards the citizens of Afghanistan and we will carry on fighting the enemies of this country to improve security and allow progress to take place for all Afghans.”

It is ISAF policy not to release the nationality of any casualty prior to the relevant national authority doing so.

It is about 1 a.m. here along America’s North Shore. A few short hours ago, word began to spread on Twitter about the loss of two of our finest in Afghanistan.

David M. Masters posted the following about 6 p.m. EDT:

# I’m so sorry, Aaron… You are MY hero… I love you… #thankyouaaron 25 minutes ago from web

Shelley, Beau and Sascha are enroute to Dover to meet Aaron’s body, given in service this Independence Day. I love you, Aaron. about 2 hours ago from web

That you, @BobBurg. Please spread the word, “Thank you, Aaron,” for making the ultimate sacrifice this Independence Day. about 6 hours ago from web

I’d like to see “Thank you, Aaron,” show up on the Trending Topics for giving his life on Independence Day in Afghanistan. about 7 hours ago from web

On Independence Day, a few hours ago, they killed my son, Aaron in Afghanistan. about 7 hours ago from web

Killing my son, Aaron and the Officer. about 7 hours ago from web

When a suicide bomber, driving a truck breached the perimiter and pushed the button… about 7 hours ago from web

He was minding his own business BS-ing with an Officer on base in Afghanistan… about 7 hours ago from web

They killed my son, Aaron! about 7 hours ago from web

The hashtag #thankyouaaron is presently number 1 in Trending Topics. Hundreds, thousands of people are repeating the hashtag. Expressions of sorrow are being addressed to Mr. Masters and his family.

Here is the Masters family. It is a real “Brady Bunch”. The couple, David and Shelley, are weight loss and diet experts.

Aaron has a MySpace page. This is what he said about himself:

Hey my name is Aaron Fairbairn, I am 20 and in the army. I like to ride dirtbikes, go muddin and all of that kind of stuff. One of my favorite things to do is work on my truck when I break it. I have a yamaha yz 125 I haven’t got to ride it much because of work but i plan to go race it sometime.

The official announcement has not yet been released. It appears that Aaron was one of the two soldiers killed in a large Taliban attack on a base in Paktika. That is just a “maybe” until DoD releases the info. They hold it back a couple of days so that the families can all be notified.

Words cannot express the sorrow I feel at the loss of this young man. My thanks go to his family for his service and his sacrifice.

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I am so sorry for you loss. God bless you, Aaron, for your courage and sacrifice.

  2. Oh my word….I can’t believe he is gone. He used to sit in front of me in grade school….I’m so sorry for your loss. Goodbye Aaron. Your memory will stay close to our hearts

  3. Thank You Aaron you are a hero for your service to our country and paying the ultimate price for our freedom.

  4. Aaron, if you only knew how so much you will be missed. Your in my thoughts daily. You are truely a man of honor. Thank you for your courage and committment to this country. I will love and miss you always.

  5. #ThankYouAaron

  6. Dear Aaron, we will all miss you. Even though I did not know you, I spent 20 years in the military and am well aware of the sacrifices all military members make. Of course your is the ultimate sacrifice a person can make in our name and to protect all we hold dear. I wish you god speed into the arms of God. I pray and cry for your loss.

    Hugs Rachel

  7. Thank you!
    I thank you for the freedoms that I enjoy this day.
    My thoughts and prayers are with your parents, family and friends.
    God Bless you.

  8. Aaron, thank you for your service to our country, and my wife and I will pray for your family and the loved ones you left here on Earth!

    Thanks again, Aaron, and god bless you (and thanks to Randy Inman for alerting me to the news so I can come and pay my respects!)

  9. Aaron, you have touched so many people’s hearts and we will hold your smile, love and ambition in our memories. My heart broke this morning when your Aunt Boo told me the horrible news. My heart, as well as, both of my children’s hearts, truly goes out to each of the Fairbairn family and all of your many friends. We would be honored to be in Aberdeen to celebrate your life. Love you, Kim

  10. I had a wonderful 4th yesterday and I have Aaron to thank. Arron whom I never met is my hero. I met Aaron on Michelle Malkins website this morning and from there I went to Aarons MySpace page and I started crying for this man I never met and his family I will never know.

    Thank You Aaron

    You are in Gods country now and I know you got a heros welcome home.

    JoAnn – Escondido CA

  11. Aaron, We miss you so much and are so proud of you!! Our hearts were broken when your mother called us yesterday. Your Gramma Ina, Uncle Jim, and I will be coming up to Washington this week. You will be in our hearts forever. Love Ya! Uncle Ryan

  12. I respectfully request that statements like those from stephinstl be deleted from this and any other thread(s) like them, before my son’s friends and loved-ones see them. (I’ve been finding them everywhere.)

  13. If this is a hoax, it is an artfully constructed one. It would have to involve a detailed MySpace page, with links that go to an extensive photo album including pictures from the Army. As for the Marine issue, the story I link says that the attack happened in Eastern Afghanistan, well away from the Marines. Until DoD releases the info, it is speculation, but informed speculation. BTW, your link does not call them Marines.

    Mr. Masters’ career choice should have no bearing on his loss or the reality of it.

  14. Thanks Aaron for your and your parents sacrifice for the freedom we enjoy in this country. REST IN PEACE and GOD BLESS AMERICA.

  15. My prayers are with you Aaron. I serve the US ARMY every day in my regular job and I am proud of you Sir! You gave all. My love and prayers are with your parents at this time. However, my repect and honor are with you. May you rest in peace and never, in my life be forgotten. HOOAH!
    After seeing the truck you are so proud of, I have now placed your name in the rear window of my 2003 F350. You are a real HERO. Godspeed soldier…..

  16. R.I.P Aaron….my sympathies to your family…and friends…as well as to the family and friends of the as yet unknown young man…you made the ultimate sacrifice on Independence Day…God Bless you and all that serve…


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