Major Ashraf Ali Mohammad Jayousi, 1976 - 2010
Major Ashraf Ali Mohammad Jayousi, a national of Jordan, served with the Jordanian Armed Forces and was deployed to the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) as an Operations Officer since December 2009.
A graduate of Mutah University, Ashraf joined the Jordanian Armed Forces in 1994 and was promoted to the rank of Major in July 2009.
According to his father, Ashraf “always wanted to join the armed forces. Since he was a little boy, his mind was set on serving his country, and, after 16 years of service in the Jordanian Armed Forces, he did not hesitate to go to Haiti to make a difference in the lives of others.”
Added his father, “Ashraf died while serving in the name of Jordan and being on a humanitarian mission. That is something honourable.”
A ceremony was held on 19 January in Amman at Queen Alia International Airport to receive the bodies of Ashraf and his fallen colleagues. It was attended by His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordanian Armed Forces, Her Majesty Queen Rania, His Royal Highness Prince Feisal, senior officers, government officials and families of the fallen officers.
King Abdullah praised his officers, saying that they performed their duties and represented their country honourably. Queen Rania called it “a sombre day” and said the peacekeepers were “courageous.”
Ashraf was buried in his hometown of Kitim on 20 January.
Ashraf is survived by his wife, their daughter Sana, 3, infant son Hashim, his parents, Ali Mohamed and Samira, and his siblings.