FAYETTEVILLE – Jason Douglas Schowengerdt Landphair, 35, passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. in Afghanistan.
He was born Jan. 6, 1980, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Doug and Jean Landphair, who are now of Christiana, Tenn.
Jason accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized at age 10, and participated in several church sponsored mission trips including to Belarus, Venezuela and Mexico. He moved with the family to Chubbuck, Idaho, and graduated from Highland High School in 1997, and graduated from Idaho State University in 2004 with a degree in international studies; he studied abroad in Morocco for two semesters of college.
Jason and Natasha Ford were married in 2007, they have two daughters: Sofia, 3 1/2 years old, and Lorenne, 2 1/2 years old.
He enlisted in the Army in 2004, was a member of the 172nd Stryker Brigade stationed at Fort Wainwright, Fairbanks, Alaska, and served a tour of duty in Iraq, was wounded and awarded the Purple Heart. He earned and was awarded his Green Beret, and was deployed to Afghanistan three times. Jason was killed while working as a security contractor in Afghanistan.
Funeral service will be held Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Manna Church, at 4 p.m. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. at the church.
He is survived by his wife, Natasha; daughters, Sofia and Wren, all of the home; sister, Meredith Landphair, now of Stamford, Conn.; parents, Doug and Jean Landphair, now of Christiana, Tenn.; maternal grandmother, Dixie Kreider of Shawnee Mission, Kan.; paternal grandparents, Charles and Deleta Landphair of Davenport, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Rowland Schowengerdt.
The USO of North Carolina provided this video of the arrival of Jason’s remains