U.S. Army SGT
Line of Duty Death: January 30, 2014

US Army Sergeant Jose Maria Pasilla, a paratrooper assigned to the 84th Engineer Support Company (Airborne) at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (Alaska) died after collapsing following a jump at Malemute Drop Zone on January 30, 2014.

SGT Pasillas enlisted in the Army in 2001. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2002 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and to Iraq three times from 2004 to 2010 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

SGT Pasillas, who was 34 years of age at the time of his death, is survived by his wife Marie and their two children.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation has paid off the mortgage held on the Pasillas family’s home.