John M. Dawson

Age: 22
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: Corporal
Unit: 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Station: Fort Campbell, KY

Killed in Action: April 8, 2015
Location: Jalalabad, Afghanistan
Campaign: Operation Enduring Freedom

Medals & Commendations: Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation with V Device, National Defense, Afghanistan Campaign

Hometown: Whitinsville, MA
Family: He is survived by his parents, Michael and Rhonda (Baxendale) Dawson, and a sister, Ashley Dawson, of Whitinsville.  Also several aunts and uncles; Glenn and Cathy Dawson of Charlestown, Jean and Peter Williams of Eastham, Janet and Anthony Buscemi of Hudson, Thomas Dawson, James and Cathy Dawson, all of Maynard; and many cousins.