Fuller, Travis J, 1stLt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
0301-Basic Infantry Officer
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Primary Unit
2002-2005, 0301, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)
Service Years
2001 - 2005
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Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
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First Lieutenant


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Granville, Mass

Casualty Date
Jan 26, 2005
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
Location of Interment
Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery/Winchendon - Agawam, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sec 3C Row J Site 378

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  2005, GWOT Fallen

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 Unit Assignments
1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)
  2002-2005, 0301, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2004-2004 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)/Battle of Fallujah
  2005-2005 OIF/Iraqi Governance (2004-05)
 Colleges Attended
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  1997-2001, Massachusetts Maritime Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
1st Lt. Travis J. Fuller of Granville, Mass., died in a CH-53 Helicopter crash in Iraq, during operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He was killed Jan. 26  near Rutbah, Iraq.  An investigation found that the crew of the CH-53E became disoriented when weather turned bad, did not realize the helicopter was banking to the left, and flew the aircraft into the ground.  Twenty-nine Marines and one sailor also were killed.

The Marines lost from BLT 1/3 in the helicopter crash were:
1st Lt. Travis J. Fuller, 26, a native of Granville, Mass.
1st Lt. Dustin M. Shumney, 30, a native of Viellejo, Calif.
Staff Sgt. Brian D. Bland, 26, from Westion, Wyo.
Sgt. Michael W. Finke Jr., 28, from Huron, Ohio
Cpl. Richard A. Gilbert Jr., 26, a native of Montgomery, Ohio
Cpl. Stephen P. Johnson, 24, from Covina, Calif.
Cpl. Timothy A. Knight, 22, a native of Brooklyn, Ohio
Cpl. Timothy M. Gibson, 23, from Hillsborough, N.H.
Cpl. Sean P. Kelly, 23, from Gloucester, N.J.
Cpl. Kyle J. Grimes, 21, a native of North Hampton, Penn.
Cpl. Nathaniel K. Moore, 22, from Champaign, Ill.
Cpl. James L. Moore, 24, a native of Roseburg, Ore.
Cpl. Nathan A. Schubert, 22, from Cherokee, Iowa
Cpl. Matthew R. Smith, 24, a native of West Valley, Utah
Petty Officer 3rd Class John D. House, 28, from Ventura, Calif.
Lance Cpl. Brian C. Hopper 21, a native of Wynne, Ark.
LCpl. Jonathan E. Etterling, 22, from Wheelersburg, Ohio
LCpl. Fred L. Marciel, 20, a native of Spring, Texas
LCpl. Allan Klein, 34, from Clinton Township, Mich.
LCpl. Gael Saintvil, 24, a native of Orange, Fl.
LCpl. Mourad Ragimov, 20, from San Diego, Calif.
LCpl. Rhonald Rairdan, 20, a native of San Antonio, Texas
LCpl. Saeed Jafarkhani-turshizi, 25, from Fort Worth, Texas
LCpl Hector Ramos, 20, a native of Aurora, Ill.
LCpl. Darrell J. Schumann, 25, from Hampton, Va.
LCpl. Joseph P. Spence, 24, from Scotts Valley, Calif.
LCpl. Michael L. Starr Jr., 21, a native of Baltimore, Md.

Four Marines from HMM-361 also lost their lives;
Captain Paul Alaniz
Capt. Lyle Gordon
Staff Sgt. Dexter Kimble
LCpl. Tony Hernandez
He was born in Springfield, grew up in Granville and graduated from Southwick-Tolland Regional High School in 1997.  Travis was co-captain of the wrestling team and was a member of the cross-country team and Boys State.  He graduated from Mass Maritime Academy where he also ran cross-country. Mass Maritime Academy will be renaming their September Invitational 5- mile Invitational Cross Country Race to the Travis J Fuller Cross Country Invitational.  He was commissioned in June of 2001 and was based in Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii.  He was also deployed in Cambodia, Thailand, South Korea, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka.  He leaves his parents, David and Joanne (Ayotte) Fuller of Granville, two sisters, Jennifer Francis and her husband Robert of Bowdoin, ME, and Rebecca Fuller and her wife, Patricia Grant of Roslindale; and his grandmothers, Jean Ayotte of Agawam, Marilyn Fuller of Granville, and Jean Jinks of Tolland.  He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

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