“In Memory of Sgt. James D. Little III (Jimmy) September 23, 1987 – July 20, 2015 Jimmy was a machinist with 407th BSB, 2nd Brigade 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC and served on three combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Jimmy was a loving husband, son, brother, friend and “Daddy-Dog” to his three pups. One thing that everybody knew about Jimmy was that he loved fishing, cars, guns and his dogs. The unseen wounds of war became too much and he passed away the morning of July 20th, 2015. Rest easy Jimbo.”
“Sgt. Little was a dedicated and professional leader of paratroopers whose presence will be missed throughout the Golden Griffin Family,” Lt. Col. Matthew Bresko, commander of the 407th BSB, said in the release. “Our most solemn condolences remain with his friends and family as we mourn this tragic loss.”
Little joined the Army in 2005 and entered basic combat training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. After basic combat training, he attended advanced individual training at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
He was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. in Sept. 2014.
Little served on three combat deployments. He deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from Sept. 2006 to Nov. 2007, and twice to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from Oct. 2010 to Oct. 2011 and July 2013 to March 2014, the release said.
His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with two oak-leaf clusters, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal (one campaign star), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral two), the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, and the Parachutist Badge.