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CW2 Jody L Egnor
is a native of Middletown, Ohio.
He enlisted in the Army in August 1988 and served as a UH-60 Blackhawk crewmember and maintainer until attending warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Alabama in 1995.
Egnor graduated from Warrant Officer Candidate School in August 1995, where he proceeded to the CH-47D aircraft qualification course. He was assigned to the 101St Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where he served as a CH-47D pilot and Aviation Life Support equipment (ALSE) Officer, form March 1997 to June 2000.
He assessed for the Night Stalkers in May 1999. Upon completion of the Special Operations Qualification course, he was immediately assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) where he served with distinction.
In 2001, when the 160th manned and fielded Echo Company, he was selected by name to fill a pivotal role because of his ALSE and Night Vision Goggle expertise. He served as a MH-47E Fully Mission Qualified Pilot in Command. He deployed with his unit to multiple locations across the Pacific Command in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Chief Warrant Officer 2nd Class Jody L Egnor of Liberty Townshio, Ohio, died with nine other servicemen in the crash of a Chinook helicopter crash off the Philippines February 21, 2002, during a training mission. He will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.