NIGHTSTALKERS Weeks, Jamie Dunbar

John Robertson

Staff member
Jamie Dunbar
  • UNIT
Company B 1 Bn
  • RANK
Chief Warrant Officer Fifth Class
14th May 2006
  • AGE
Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Clarksville, Tennessee, USA
from Daleville, Alabama
born 13.03.1959 Nuremberg, Germany
1977 graduated Shape American High School
married, wife Robin (4 daughters)
1980 entered service, 38 months as Air Traffic Controller
1983 Warrant Officer School
10.1983 AH-1 Apache Attack Helicopter Pilot
9th Bn. 4th Aviation Regt., Fort Hood, Texas
1986 Camp Stanley, Korea
Fort Campbell, Kentucky, 1st Bn. 101st Aviation Regt. AH-64 Instructor Pilot
operation Desert Shield, operation Desert Storm
1993 160th SOAR
A/MH-6 Little Bird Instructor Pilot
1994 operation Restore Democracy
2001- operation Iraq Freedom, operation Enduring Freedom
25 years army service
2005 Associates Degree in Professional Aeronauticals, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
awarded Legion of Merit
posthumous Silver Star
KIA - AH-6M Little Bird helicopter shot down Yusifiyah, Iraq
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jamie D. Weeks of Daleville, Alabama graduated from SHAPE American High School Class of 1977. He completed his Associates Degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in 2005.
Jamie was a 26 year military veteran, a helicopter pilot who tested and modified aircrafts. He entered the army in 1980 and served 38 months as an Air Traffic Controller before attending Warrant Office Candidate School in 1983. He completed flight training as an AH-1 Apache Attack Helicopter Pilot in October 1983. His first assignment was with 9th Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment at Fort Hood, Texas, where he served as an AH-1 Pilot. In 1986, he was assigned to Camp Stanley, Korea, serving once again as an AH-1 Pilot. Upon leaving Korea, Weeks was assigned to Fort Campbell, Ky., to 1st Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment. While there he deployed in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1990 as an AH-64 Instructor Pilot. In 1993, he assessed with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne). Upon completion of Green Platoon, he was assigned as an A/MH-6 Little Bird Instructor Pilot. While assigned to the 160th, CW5 Weeks deployed to Haiti in 1994 in suppo! rt of Operation Restore Democracy. His assignments in the 160th inclu ded Instructor Pilot, Instructor Flight Engineer, Company Safety Officer and Standardization Instructor Pilot. Since 2001 he has deployed on multiple rotations in support of both Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. His schools include the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape course, Air Assault school, Rotary Wing Instructor Flight Examiner course, Warrant Officer Senior Staff course, Joint Firepower Controller course, Aviation Safety Officer course, and Aviation Life Support Specialist course. His awards and decorations include two Meritorious Service Medal, an Air Medal for valor, three Army Commendation Medal the Army Achievement Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award (1OLC), the Valorous Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, two National Defense Service Medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terr! orism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, (Saudi Arabia) Kuwait Liberation Medal and the Kuwait Liberation Medal. Weeks is also authorized to wear the Master Aviator Badge, and the Air Assault Badge. He was a veteran of the first Gulf War and had done 10 to 20 temporary assignments in Iraq since the war began. He is survived by his wife, Robin, and four daughters, Lauren, Courtney, Lindsey, and Emily. Also, his brother, Army Lt. Col. Joel Weeks, and sister Brenda Parks survive him. He died in Yusufiyah, when his aircraft was shot down during combat operations at age 47.





Silver Star : The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Chief Warrant Officer Five Jamie Dunbar Weeks, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as an AH-6 pilot with Company B, 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) on 14 May 2006, while operating against an entrenched enemy force during a daylight raid in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Major Worrell continued to make successive assaults in support of the ground forces, without regard for his own personal safety, until his aircraft was shot down. His actions destroyed several enemy positions, enabling the ground forces to consolidate into defensive positions. Without Major Worrell's courage and gallantry under hostile fire, the ground forces would have sustained significant casualties. He directly contributed to the successful execution of this direct action mission. Major Worrell's distinctive accomplishments are in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, this command, and the United States Army.

Legion of Merit : The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, 20 July 1942, takes pride in presenting the Legion of Merit (Posthumously) to Chief Warrant Officer Five Jamie D. Weeks, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States from 15 May 1996 to 14 May 2006 in numerous positions of responsibility including AH-6 Aircraft Modernization Attack Fully Mission Qualified Pilot, Instructor Pilot, Company Safety Officer, and AH/MH-6 Section Leader. Chief Warrant Officer Five Weeks' steadfast devotion and loyal service over his 25-year career reflect distinct credit upon himself, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), the United States Special Operations Command, and the United States Army.


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