- NATO Kosovo Force
- Operation Enduring Freedom
- Operation Freedom’s Sentinel
- Operation Inherent Resolve
- Operation Iraqi Freedom
- Operation New Dawn
- Operation Octave Shield
- Operation Odyssey Lightning
- Operation Spartan Shield
- U.S. Africa Command Operations
- U.S. Central Command operations
- The People Behind The Sacrifice
Marine Lance Cpl. Trevor D. Aston
Died February 22, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
32, of Austin, Texas; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Austin, Texas; killed Feb. 22 in a non-hostile vehicle incident in Anbar province, Iraq.
Austin Marine dies in Iraq
AUSTIN — Jewel Aston said that her son serving in Iraq was upbeat when she last talked to him, just a few hours before he died in a vehicle accident.
“He was a good friend to many people,” she said. “He was just an all-round good, nice kid.”
Cpl. Trevor D. Aston, 32, died Tuesday in Iraq’s Anbar province, the Department of Defense said Wednesday. He was assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division.
The incident, described as non-hostile, is under investigation.
Jewel Aston said her son moved to Austin from El Paso about nine years ago. Trevor Aston, who had his first taste of Austin as an Austin Community College student, had worked as a bartender at restaurant on East Sixth Street and booked concert acts for a nearby nightclub.
“He loved Austin,” his mother said.
He became a reservist after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. He wanted to be a firefighter either in Austin or in Houston, where his mother lives.
Aston, who had been in Iraq since August 2004, was an only child.
“He was very proud to serve his country and go where he was needed,” his mother said.
Aston will be buried in El Paso at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.
At least 142 Texas service members have died in Iraq since the war began, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.