Saturday, November 14, 2009

Killed in Action

No bond is as great as that between a parent and their child. With deepest sympathies and prayers for comfort as you grieve, we shall continue to pray for peace. Aaron Seth Aamot was born on April 12, 1987, in his grandmother's house on the Guide Meridian, Bellingham, Washington. He was killed in action on November 5, 2009, in Afghanistan. Aaron was raised in Whatcom County on a small farm in Custer. He was active in the Critters & Co. 4-H Club and the Ferndale FFA. The Whatcom Youth Fair and the Northwest Washington Fair were favorite events for Aaron. The attacks on September 11, 2001, gave Aaron the determination to serve his country in the armed forces. After graduating from Ferndale High School in 2006, he went to Basic Training in Fort Benning, Georgia. After being stationed at Fort Lewis, Aaron enjoyed his role driving a Stryker vehicle in the newly formed 5th Stryker Brigade. The 5-2 SBCT deployed in July 2009 to the area around Kandahar. Aaron was driving his Stryker on a patrol when it hit a buried explosive. He is survived by his parents, Mark and Julie (Hinds) Aamot of Custer; siblings, Matthew (Angela), Joshua, Nellie (Ricky) Huisman, Benjamin (Catrina); Dale; Ethan; and Daniel. Grandparents are the late Arnold Aamot and Charlotte (Reeck) Aamot of Bellingham, and William and Donna (McDougle) Hinds of Sedro-Woolley. Aaron was a devoted uncle to nephews Elijah, Samuel, Oliver, and Nathaniel, and nieces, Evelyn, Janett, Ella, and Catherine. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2009, at 1:00 PM, in the Ferndale High School Gymnasium. The public is invited to attend. A graveside service will be held at Haynie Cemetery immediately following. Those wishing to honor Aaron's memory and service may do so at any ICU branch where a fund has been started to benefit the 4-H Youth Programs in Whatcom County. Aaron's family also requests that the community keep the soldiers who are still in harm's way and their families in prayer. You may share your thoughts and memories of Aaron on the online guest book at http://www.molesfuneralhomes.com/, Moles Family Funeral Home & Crematory, Ferndale, Washington.Thousands of supporters lined the route taken by the motorcade for slain Custer soldier Spc. Aaron Aamot, whose body arrived at Bellingham International Airport Thursday, Nov. 12. Aamot, 22, was killed Nov. 5 when his Stryker vehicle drove over a bomb in Afghanistan.–ANDY BRONSON, THE BELLINGHAM HERALD.

An online photo gallery honoring Aaron is available at The Bellingham Herald: Honoring Aaron Aamot.
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Thank you Aaron for the greatest of sacrifices to keep the people of the United States safe. May we never take it for granted.

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  1. R.I.P Aaron, You will truly be missed "Sua Sponte!"

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