FORREST NELSON LEAMON



Officer Rank: Special Agent

Memorial Panel: 20-W: 27

Department: Drug Enforcement Administration

End of Watch: 10/26/2009

Cause: Helicopter crash

Age: 37

Length of Service: 7


Special Agent Leamon was one of three DEA special agents and seven U.S. military service members killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. During the early morning hours, Special Agents Leamon, Chad Michael and Michael Weston were acting in support of American and coalition forces in Afghanistan’s Badghis Province. Upon their return from a joint counter-narcotics operation, the agents, along with approximately 100 soldiers, were being extracted by military helicopter. One of the helicopters crashed, claiming the lives of the DEA agents and seven U.S. military personnel. Supervisor Patrick McDarby received non-life threatening injuries.

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