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The Reaper
07-08-2010, 18:42
Looks like SOT-Aj is gone.

Thanks for your service, your sacrifice, and your contributions to PS.com.

You will be missed.

This is a real war, people. With real consequences.

RIP, soldier.

TR

RELEASE NUMBER: 100708-01A
DATE POSTED: JULY 8, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: 1st Special Forces Group Soldier dies in Afghanistan
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (USASOC News Service, July 8, 2010) – A 1st Special Forces Group Soldier died during operations July 4, in the Oruzgan Province of Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan.

Sgt. Andrew James Creighton, 23, a signal intelligence specialist and resident of Laurel, Del., was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) headquartered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Creighton is survived by his mother Rebecca Wolter of Cuero, Texas; his father Timothy Creighton of Benson, N.C.; brother Spc. Allen Creighton of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; and sister Alexandria Creighton of Cuero, Texas.

For further information, media should contact the U.S. Army Special Forces Command Public Affairs Office during duty hours at 910-432-6005 or after duty hours at 910-689-6187.

Eagle5US
07-08-2010, 18:55
One Last Firebase to occupy-

Rest Well...

Eagle

Saoirse
07-08-2010, 19:06
Rest in Peace, Warrior! Thank you for your service, dedication and sacrfice. My prayers to the family and friends.

JJ_BPK
07-08-2010, 19:10
RIP Warrior, Vaya con Dios..

Penn
07-08-2010, 19:26
RIP Sgt. Creighton, Thank you for your service.

jbour13
07-08-2010, 19:28
RIP AJ

Pete
07-08-2010, 19:37
RIP SGT Creighton

ZonieDiver
07-08-2010, 19:43
Rest In Peace, Sgt. We hardly knew ye.

Paslode
07-08-2010, 19:50
Rest in Peace AJ.

Tatonka316
07-08-2010, 20:21
Rest in Peace, SGT. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. You will ALWAYS be missed and NEVER forgotten.

molon labe

akv
07-08-2010, 20:24
Rest In Peace, and Thank You

head
07-08-2010, 20:45
Rest in peace, Brother.

Ambush Master
07-08-2010, 21:06
Thoughts and Prayers out!! Rest In Peace Soldier.

orion5
07-08-2010, 21:08
Rest in Peace, Sir.

Only 23.....yes, this is very real. Prayers to the family. :(

BIO (http://news.soc.mil/Memorial%20Wall/Bios/Creighton_Andrew.pdf)

PHOTO (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4489143&op=1&view=all&subj=441118545395&aid=-1&auser=0&oid=441118545395&id=69284653610)

Shar
07-08-2010, 21:14
AJ's memorial will be held on July 13th at 1100 at the North Fort Lewis chapel.

He was a fine soldier. Thank you for your service.

lindy
07-08-2010, 21:21
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just f'ing chatted with him the other day! MOTHER F!!

We lost a good SOT-A who understood the job.

Damn.

Rest in peace brother. You will be missed but not forgotten.

SFC L

Viking
07-09-2010, 02:05
Rest in peace warrior. Thoughts and prayers out to the family.

alright4u
07-09-2010, 03:47
Looks like SOT-Aj is gone.

Thanks for your service, your sacrifice, and your contributions to PS.com.

You will be missed.

This is a real war, people. With real consequences.

RIP, soldier.

TR

RELEASE NUMBER: 100708-01A
DATE POSTED: JULY 8, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: 1st Special Forces Group Soldier dies in Afghanistan
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (USASOC News Service, July 8, 2010) – A 1st Special Forces Group Soldier died during operations July 4, in the Oruzgan Province of Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan.

Sgt. Andrew James Creighton, 23, a signal intelligence specialist and resident of Laurel, Del., was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) headquartered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Creighton is survived by his mother Rebecca Wolter of Cuero, Texas; his father Timothy Creighton of Benson, N.C.; brother Spc. Allen Creighton of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; and sister Alexandria Creighton of Cuero, Texas.

For further information, media should contact the U.S. Army Special Forces Command Public Affairs Office during duty hours at 910-432-6005 or after duty hours at 910-689-6187.

May God give your family the strength and courage they need now. Thank you for your servive, and; your sacrifice is the ultimate. May God Be With You.

Abu Jack
07-09-2010, 04:35
Rest In Peace

Red Flag 1
07-09-2010, 06:08
Rest In Peace Sgt. Creighton.

Green Light
07-09-2010, 06:55
SOT-A guys are great folks. He was obviously one that took it to heart. Take care, AJ.

Rogue
07-09-2010, 07:00
Rest in Peace

FMF DOC
07-09-2010, 07:04
RIP SGT Creighton

glebo
07-09-2010, 07:46
Yet another sad thing to hear. RIP Sergeant, thank you for your service and sacrifice. Sympathy and condolences to your family.


RIP SOT-Aer

MeC86
07-09-2010, 08:21
Thank you for your service Sgt.

RIP

TheShootist
07-09-2010, 09:58
RIP Sgt. Creighton

gtcrispy
07-09-2010, 13:52
RIP.

greenberetTFS
07-09-2010, 14:07
God Bless,Rest in Peace Warrior.............:(

Big Teddy

Enigma0122
07-09-2010, 18:14
God bless you warrior. Prayers out to family and friends. Rest in Peace.

nousdefions
07-09-2010, 19:03
Rest in Peace, Warrior. I'll keep you and your family and friends in my prayers.

Saturation
07-09-2010, 19:05
Prayers to his family, friends and brothers as each bears their own unique grief.

Deep respect to Sgt. Creighton for his service and sacrifice- may it never be forgotten.

Dragbag036
07-09-2010, 21:04
Rest in Peace Sgt.

forward
07-09-2010, 21:07
Rest in Peace Warrior.

LongWire
07-10-2010, 02:39
RIP Sergeant........Blue Skies....Thanks for Your Service

Goggles Pizano
07-12-2010, 12:25
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti Amen.
In pace requiescat SGT Creighton, dominus vobiscum.

Weazle23
07-12-2010, 13:33
Never easy news to hear.

RIP Brother.

azmg
07-12-2010, 14:40
RIP Soldier and thank you for your service

SF_BHT
07-12-2010, 15:12
Rest in Peace
You will be missed.....

Defender968
07-12-2010, 15:37
Rest in Peace Warrior,

May God grant his parents and loved ones solace in this their time of need, prayers out for all those he leaves behind.

MtnGoat
07-12-2010, 16:36
AJ

Blue Skies and softer landings!!

Prayers to his family, friends and fellow team mates!!

Gypsy
07-12-2010, 18:47
Rest in blessed peace SGT Creighton, my prayers are with your family and Brothers. :(

Sacamuelas
07-13-2010, 08:25
Rest In Peace Sergeant

PedOncoDoc
07-13-2010, 08:28
RIP. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

XJWoody
07-13-2010, 10:57
Rest in peace Sergeant.

112thSOLCA
07-13-2010, 14:17
Thank you for your service
Rest in Peace, Sgt

Milktrckcopilot
07-26-2010, 17:55
http://www.northwestmilitary.com/news/fort-lewis-blog/2010/07/SF-soldier-remembered/print/

SF soldier remembered

Editor's note: The special forces operators who spoke at the memorial ceremony are not identified at their request for security reasons.

He sought responsibility and volunteered for tough assignments so that others wouldn't have to go. That was the consensus among eulogies by eight Soldiers, most of them special forces teammates of Sgt. Andrew J. Creighton, 23, who with family, friends and fellow warriors, filled the Joint Base Lewis-McChord North Chapel July 13 to mourn his passing.

He died July 1, apparently drowned while crossing a river returning from a patrol in Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan. A signals intelligence specialist, Creighton reportedly carried 40 extra pounds of communications equipment. His body was recovered three days later on Independence Day. "A.J. was the warrior who stood tall and said, ‘Send me, I will go. I will fight for those who cannot and defend those who seek our protection,'" said Col. Brian Vines, deputy commander of 1st Special Forces Group, "‘and I ask nothing for myself in return except to serve.'"

A former team sergeant said Creighton had volunteered for duty in Afghanistan when another Soldier broke his arm and couldn't go. It was not his first short, selfless turnaround back to combat. Creighton had previously gone to the Philippines in January 2009, only five months after his return from Iraq, again volunteering in the place of another.

"He was always on the front lines no matter how difficult or dangerous the mission because he knew that was where he was most beneficial to his teammates," said his detachment sergeant. "He led a team in (an area) that was constantly under fire."

To a friend's concerned wife, Creighton had guaranteed that he would ensure her husband returned safely from Afghanistan. He made good on his promise on his final operation.

"On this last mission, I was pinned down in a cornfield in a close ambush behind a tree maybe 8 to 10 inches wide," said the Soldier. "Rounds were snapping and popping around my head. I couldn't move or return fire. A.J. stood up and laid down covering fire on the enemy long enough for me to sprint for better cover. This caused them to orient fire onto his position, but he called out to make sure I was OK, even as the rounds were impacting the berm he was hiding behind. He was more worried that I was out of the line of fire than he was his own safety. It wasn't the first time he had done that for me."

For his professionalism and selfless attitude, Creighton's battalion commander said he had earned the deep respect of his fellow warriors, resulting in a by-name request for him to support Special Operations Team-Alpha 1302. It was an honor bestowed on few - to serve with the close-knit band of SF brothers and become part of the team.

"He was a SOT-A Soldier doing exactly what SOT-A's do," his commander said, "fighting alongside his special forces teammates in the most difficult, dangerous places while carrying heavy loads of technical gear that saves lives of our forces and takes the lives of our enemies."

One fellow NCO took comfort that he had died among fellow warriors, doing what he loved. His brother said he decided to join the Army while he was still in high school. It was no surprise to him that the charismatic Creighton had made an impact on so many, just as he had profoundly influenced his younger brother.

It was a difficult day for friends and family alike.

"Our 1st Special Forces Group family grieves and mourns the loss," Vines said. "Sergeant Creighton will always be remembered as an American Soldier, as a Special Forces enabler, as a signals intelligence professional, a teammate of the men of (Special Operations Team-A) 1302, a combat-proven warrior, a husband, a son, a brother and a friend."

Creighton posthumously received the Bronze Star Medal and Meritorious Service Medal. His awards and decorations include two Army Commendation Medals, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Service Ribbon, Parachutist Badge and Combat Action Badge.

Big Boss
07-26-2010, 18:01
RIP. Vaya con Dios.

lindy
07-26-2010, 18:31
"He was a SOT-A Soldier doing exactly what SOT-A's do," his commander said, "fighting alongside his special forces teammates in the most difficult, dangerous places while carrying heavy loads of technical gear that saves lives of our forces and takes the lives of our enemies."

Rest in peace brother.

Stingray
07-26-2010, 22:27
Rest in Peace Sergeant. Thank you for your service.

Sincerely,

wch84
07-27-2010, 13:41
Thank you for your service. RIP.

Ranger44
07-30-2010, 18:15
Man I just heard the news... RIP AJ! Myself and the rest of your brothers on SOT-A 5101 are honored by your sacrifice and service. You will be missed.

sleepyhead4
11-12-2010, 10:56
Rest In Peace Brother.

lindy
10-18-2011, 19:47
Hey bro, just wanted to say that I met Adam this weekend at Benning and he gave me the details of what happened.

Rest easy brother.

lindy
05-29-2012, 15:57
Sorry it took so long brother but you and your teammate are on there now.

http://www.nsa.gov/about/_files/memorial_wall/creighton.pdf

Never forgotten.