Forrest N. Leamon
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Forrest N. Leamon was killed on October 26, 2009, when the U.S. military helicopter he was in crashed while returning from a joint counternarcotics mission in Western Afghanistan. Special Agent Leamon was a member of DEA’s Foreign-deployed Advisory and Support Team (FAST) Echo, assigned to Afghanistan. He was 37 years old at the time of his death.
Special Agent Leamon grew up in Ukiah, California. He graduated in 1999 from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor, Degree in Computer Studies. Special Agent Leamon served in the United States Navy as a Cryptologic Technician for nine years. He joined DEA in 2002 and was assigned to the Washington Field Division. In 2003 he was transferred to the El Paso Field Division and played a major role in several significant international enforcement operations against Mexico-based drug trafficking organizations. Special Agent Leamon volunteered to serve as a member of DEA newly-formed FAST Team, serving multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan.
Special Agent Leamon was survived by his wife, Ana Leamon; their unborn son, Luke; his parents, Sue and Richard Leamon; and his sister, Heather.
Comments about Forrest N. Leamon
every time your co-workers and supporters annually "Race for the Ribbon" up trans Mt., we can feel you with us — Bruce Neugebauer
From the Special Agents of BA 192— Ray
From BA-192 In Memory of Forrest N. Leamon— Pettie Winston Jr.
— Dana Walker
From BA 192, In Memory of Forrest N. Leamon— Lindsay Shaffer
From BA 192, In Memory of Forrest N. Leamon— Angie D'Anna
— Suzy and Scott Yager
— James Soiles and Karen Taylor Soiles
— MIKE FURGASON
— MIKE FURGASON
— STACEY KENT
We miss you Forrest. Your life and sacrifice will never be forgotten.— Fejeran Family
In honor of Special Agent Leamon for giving his life and service to his Country.— Retired Special Agent John Seaman & Victoria Seaman
THEY FOUGHT TOGETHER AS BROTHERS-IN-ARMS. THEY DIED TOGETHER AND NOW THEY SLEEP SIDE BY SIDE. TO THEM WE HAVE SOLEMN OBLIGATION. A quote by Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet, WWII. Rest in Peace my friend. — Andrew harris
God bless men like Forrest Leamon, the ultimate sacrifice in the service of his country and DEA.— Steve Howell
Your sacrifice will always be remembered, especially by those of us who carry the same shield. We will never forget you or your family.— David Behar
God bless you and your family.— Dion Fotopoulos
My sincerest condolences to the family. Forrest was a great guy and a true asset to Law Enforcement. I feel blessed to have been able to work with him for a few months while he was a member of the DEA MET during the teams Roswell, NM deployment. A great loss to Law Enforcement and he will truly be missed by all that had the honor to know him. Sergeant Michael Taylor, Roswell Police Dept, Roswell, NM— Michael Taylor
Forest I will miss you everyday. You were the best cousin in my life.. I love you and will miss you.— Nicole Scott
— michele and donald neily
— Nancy and Kevin Lane
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Forrest Leamon. He gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country and we honor him. Please accept this small token to be used for DEA Survivors Benefits. — Darryl & Rhonda Dunlap
My deepest and most sincere condolences to the entire DEA family. These brave men made the ultimate sacrifice for my 10 year old son, my family and our country. . . For all of us. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. — A Long Time Friend to the DEA
Forrest worked for me for two years just prior to joining DEA. He was a dedicated employee and a great friend. It was always clear to me Forrest was dedicated to serving our country in any way he could. His death is a great loss to many of us.— Chris O'Donnell
— jane feeney