House, John, HM3

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Last Rank
Hospital Corpsman Third Class Petty Officer
Last Primary MOS
HM-8404-Field Medical Service Technician
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Primary Unit
2003-2005, HM-8404, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)
Service Years
1998 - 2005
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Petty Officer


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Home Town
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Last Address
Simi Valley, California

Casualty Date
Jan 26, 2005
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
Location of Interment
Mount Sinai Memorial Park - Simi Valley, California
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  2005, GWOT Fallen

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1998, Navy Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Unit Assignments
Recruit Training Command - Great Lakes, IL(Navy) HM Hospital Corpsman A SchoolField Medical Service School1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)
  1998-1998, HM-8404, Recruit Training Command - Great Lakes, IL
  1999-1999, HM-8404, (Navy) HM Hospital Corpsman A School
  1999-1999, HM-8404, Field Medical Service School
  2003-2005, HM-8404, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2003-2004 Camp Fallujah, Iraq (FOB)
  2004-2005 OIF/Iraqi Governance (2004-05)
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Last Known Activity
After surviving the November, 2004 assault on Fallujah, John was in a helicopter flying to the border for his "last mission" before returning home. Petty Officer 3rd Class John D. House was killed Jan. 26 when the CH-53E helicopter in which he was riding crashed 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
LCpl. 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.
LCpl. 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
John D. House was KIA 1/26/05 in a helicopter crash with 30 of "his Marines" as he liked to refer to them.  He left from Hawaii on September 8, 2004 for Iraq and was attached to the 1/3 Marines, Charlie Company.  He fought right along side his Marines during the November, 2004 assault on Fallujah.  John and his wife, Melanie were expecting their first child at the time he was deployed to Iraq.  His son, James Cash House was born on 12/24/04.  John was able to see Melanie and James on a brief video conference when James was approximately 1 week old.  John was flying to his "last mission" in Iraq when the helicopter crashed killing all aboard.  We buried John on February 15, 2005, the day he would have been home to hold, hug and kiss his wife, Melanie, and son, James.

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