United States Marine Corps Captain
Line of Duty Death: June 8, 2022

On June 8th, 2022 United States Marine Corps Captain and pilot John Jeremy Sax sustained fatal injuries after his MV-22B military aircraft crashed during training, which took the lives of five other marines.

Sax discovered his passion and fascination for aviation at an early age, solidifying his desire to become a military pilot. Prior to Sax’s commissioning as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, he attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. There he earned a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Science in addition to his Private and Commercial Pilot’s Licenses. It was after moving home from college that he began dating his future wife, Amber.  While awaiting his Officer Candidate School board date, John earned his Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) credentials and worked as a flight instructor in Northern California. Upon completion of Officer Candidates School, Sax commissioned as a military officer in the US Marine Corps and was given the opportunity to fly alongside numerous highly decorated groups, including but not limited to, the Shooters, Redhawks, Eightballers, Moonlighters, and the World Famous Purple Foxes. Throughout his military career, he flew the T-6B Texan II, the T-45C Goshawk, the TH-57B and C, the T-44C Pegasus, and the MV-22B Osprey.  Sax earned his “Wings of Gold’ in 2020, which were pinned to him by his wife, Amber and in the company of his then-newborn daughter, Eleanor.  Their second daughter, Emma was born 3 months following his passing.

Sax’s father warmly recalls of his son, “He was an amazing husband, father, brother, uncle, friend, nephew, cousin and the absolute best son any man could ask for. He is and always will be my hero.” Sax is remembered by those who knew him as courageous, brilliant, and devoted to both his career and his family and friends.

US Marine Corps Captain John Jeremy Sax is survived by his wife, Amber, and their two daughters, Eleanor and Emma, as well as his mother, Deborah, father, Stephen, and sister, Lauren.