Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jarett Yoder was only 26 years old when he was killed in Afghanistan. He was an piloting a AH-64 Apache Helicopter that crashed. Yoder attended Oley Valley High School in Oley, Pennsylvania (near Reading). Afterwards, he went to Reading Community College.
Yoder joined the military in 2005. He had previously served a tour of duty in Iraq in 2008 in the Infantry. He learned to become a pilot of Apache helicopters in 2010.
He had just married his wife Heather.