WO1 Aaron Healy

18 March 1991 – 29 Mar 2023

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Healy, an Ida Baker High School graduate, leaves behind his parents, Vicki and Michael, brothers Shaun and Brandon and his wife and daughters, Sierra, Blakelyn, 12, and Dakota, 10.

Healy attended Florida Institute of Technology on a scholarship briefly before enlisting in the Army from Cape Coral, Florida in 2010 as a Blackhawk mechanic when the scholarship program ran out of available slots for him.

Healy attended basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina then Army Ordnance School at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the 563rd Aviation Support Battalion at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

In 2016 Healy was assigned to the 725th Support Battalion at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He was then assigned in 2019 to the Wheel Maintenance Training Department in Fort Lee, Virginia.

In 2021, Healy attended Warrant Officer Candidate School and Aviation Training at Fort Rucker, Alabama and was subsequently assigned to the 101st Airborne Division where he serve as an Aeromedical Evacuation Pilot for the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division since 2022.

Healy deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 to 2012 and in 2014 in support of the International Security Assistance Force.

He graduated from the Combat Lifesavers Course; Wheel Vehicle Recovery Course; Basic and Advanced Leader Courses; Air Assault Course; Technical Transportation of HAZMAT Course; Cadre Training; Common Faculty Development-Instructor Course; Warrant Officer Basic Course; UH-72A Aviator Qualification; Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape School (High Risk); Initial Entry Rotary Wing School UH-60M Track.

Healy’s awards and decorations include the Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; NATO Medal; Combat Action Badge; Army Aviator Badge; Air Assault Badge; Driver and Mechanic Badge.

Aaron is described as a dedicated father who loved to spend time with his wife and daughters, fishing, snowboarding, skiing and hiking with their corgis. He was a calm, collected person that enjoyed being goofy with family.