United States Marine Corps Sergeant
Line of Duty Death: February 22, 2012

On February 22nd, 2012, United States Marine Corps Sergeant Justin Avery Everett sustained fatal injuries during a training accident involving a helicopter collision.

Everett, of Hudson, Wisconsin, grew up in Fresno, California, and attended Reedley High School where he was a part of the wrestling team. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on February 17th, 2002. Everett served ten years in the Marine Corps and was deployed to Iraq in 2005 for his first of two tours. He was scheduled to be deployed to Afghanistan in July of 2012, before his life was tragically cut short. 

Everett and his wife Holly celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary just five days before his helicopter accident. The couple met when Holly decided to join a gym and Everett was the employee helping her. A few days after meeting he quickly asked her out on a date and nine months after that they were married.

U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Justin Avery Everett is survived by his wife Holly, and two children, Avery and Jacob.