Jon loved sports, played soccer growing up. Love to Ice Skate worked at the rink where the Atlanta hockey teams practiced.
Jon’s older brother Josh (by 22 months) grew up very close, but Jon loved to pester Josh, get him to hit him then Jon would come crying trying to get josh in trouble.
Jon loved to make people laugh, he had several of Jeff Foxworthy's routines down pat and could go on for 20 to 30 minutes.
In Middle school Jon played the chelo and would get to school early and stay late to practice. It paid off when he became 1st chair. That ended in High School when JROTC became his daily routine.
Side note, Jon is receiving the Silver Star as well, the ceremony will be March 29th (we planned it for the day after yours). He loved getting metals, this would have been a big deal for him.
Bill Ayers - Father of Cpl Jonathon R. Ayers