SGT. Jason's Story

NOLANVILLE, TX AND SURRY - SGT Jason D. "JD" Kane, 24, went home to be with the Lord as the result of a hunting accident on July 6, 2015. He was born on May 6, 1991, in Bangor, ME., the son of Jason R. and Elizabeth (Downs) Kane.

He graduated from Calvary Chapel Christian School in Orrington in 2009. Jason joined the U.S. Army in November of 2010 and attended initial entry training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He then attended Phase One of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist School in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. He proceeded to Phase Two Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist School at Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal Eglin Air Force Base, Florida Class 11-460S and was awarded the Basic Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge on January 27, 2012. Sergeant Kane was then assigned to the 47th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) in Fort Hood, TX. He was a member in First Platoon and deployed to Bagram Air Base, Parwan Province, Afghanistan in 2014 and provided EOD support to the U.S. and Coalition Forces. He also served by training and advising U.S., Coalition forces, and civilians on identification and safety of Unexploded Ordnances; he also trained personnel on the equipment used to detect and dismantle Improvised Explosive Devices.

Sergeant Kane served our country with honor and valor. His military awards include: Army Commendation Medal one oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, two Certifications of Achievement, Combat Action Badge, Senior Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge, Drivers Badge Wheeled. He was also awarded the Army Commendation Medal posthumously.

Jason was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed working on his truck and loved to help other people. He will be forever remembered by his family and friends as a dedicated and loyal husband, father, and friend.

Jason is survived by his parents, Jason R. and Beth Kane of Surry. His beloved wife, Hailey (Soule) Kane of Nolanville, TX; and his three cherished children Destiney, Braunson, and Adalyn. Also surviving are his sister and best friend Richelle Kane of Surry, Maternal Grandparents Bruce and Patricia Downs of Orland, Paternal Grandparents Reginald Kane of Ellsworth and Terry and Maureen Farren of Bangor, Paternal Great- Grandmother Doris Ginn of Surry; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family and friends may call 5:00-7:00 pm, Monday, July 20, 2015 at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St. Ellsworth. A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm, July 21st at the Crossroads Apostolic Church, 27 Church Lane, Hancock. Interment will be at Cunningham Ridge Cemetery, Surry.

Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com
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