Fallen Hero: Staff Sergeant(SSG) Robert Jason Belue


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Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation. 

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on August 25, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home.  SSG Robert Jason Beluean active member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 1st BN 98th Cavalry Regiment, has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life.  We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed:  “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service.  We thank you for your service.  Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done.  Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

1st Battalion 98th Calvary Regiment Salute

The Squadron regrets to announce the passing of one of its own. Staff Sgt. Robert Jason Belue, of Iuka, Miss., died today after experiencing a medical emergency while conducting the Army Combat Fitness Test at the 154th Regiment, Regional Training Institute, Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in Hattiesburg.

Staff Sgt. Belue was a traditional National Guard Soldier assigned to Charlie Troop, 1-98th Cavalry Regiment, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and fellow service members during this time of loss.

Staff Sgt. Belue was attending the Maneuver Senior Leaders Course, Phase I as part of his professional military education and career advancement when he experienced a medical emergency during a physical fitness test event.

Staff Sgt. Belue served our state and country with exceptional honor and integrity earning several awards and decorations during his 24 years of service including the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2nd Award), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Unit Commendation, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award), Armed Forces Reserve Medal (2nd Award), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Combat Action Badge, and Iraq Campaign Medal (w/ 4 campaign stars). He served on three deployments with the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi National Guard in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005 and again for Operation Enduring Freedom in 2009, then Operation Spartan Shield 2018-2019. He was 44 years old.

The Mississippi National Guard Soldiers and Airmen honor the legacy of Staff Sgt. Belue and his contributions to our state and nation. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and fellow Gunslingers.

Southern Steel…