Thursday, April 7, 2011

U.S Marine, Staff Sgt. Jeremy D. Smith

SSgt. Smith
U.S Marine, Staff Sergeant Jeremy D. Smith, aged 26, from Arlington, Texas, died 6th April 2011 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  

SSgt. Smith was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, based at Houston, Texas. He enlisted in June 2003, and had completed three combat tours to Iraq.

SSgt. Smith had received numerous awards and medals, including two Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and Armed Forces Reserve Medal.

Update: it has been reported that SSgt. Smith was killed by a U.S drone attack in a 'friendly fire' incident: Click here to read report from NBC

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