Fallen Soldier: John L. Hallett, III

John L. Hallett, III
Dates: Died August 25, 2009
Hometown: Concord, CA
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: Captain
Player: Angelo Marcon

Captain John Hallett III, 30, of Concord, Calif., was killed on August 25, 2009, while on his way back to base after a humanitarian mission near Sha Wali Kot, Afghanistan. Captain Hallett was in a vehicle that encountered an improvised explosive device after delivering medicine to quell a cholera outbreak. The device killed Captain Hallett and the three soldiers who accompanied him.

Capt. Hallett graduated from high school in 1997 and was accepted into the United States Military Academy at West Point. Despite being new to the sport just four years prior, Hallett earned a roster spot on Army’s water polo team during his first year at the Academy. He’d become the team’s captain by his senior year.

“Capt. John Louis Hallett, III was an amazing father and a devoted and joyful husband who always put the needs of others above his own,” his wife said. “He had the warmest and most genuine smile.”
All three Hallett children have been awarded Future Use Scholarships from Folds of Honor.

Two of his children are Folds of Honor Scholarship recipients.