Zackary Barton

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: West Jordan, UT

Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Staff Sergeant Zackary Barton served a tour in Qatar and supported Operation Odyssey Dawn, for which he and his squadron were awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal. Zack loved his country and serving it, but ultimately lost a “Hero’s Battle” to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Zack was exceptionally bright, and from the age of six wanted to serve in the United States Air Force. He was a model Airman and was the recipient of the John Levitow award for being the top graduate of the Airman Leadership School.

From the innocent age of six, Zack wanted nothing more than to join the United States Air Force. He could tell you anything you would ever need or want to know about any plane or gun. He really wanted to fly. This love of the Air Force stayed with him throughout his years even knowing his eyesight wasn’t good enough to fly. He enlisted when he was 17.

Age: 23

Date of Death: October 13, 2013

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