US Army Specialist Jameel T. Freeman was killed in action on 11th August 2011 when his patrol vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Kandahar province. Four other soldiers died in the same incident.
Spc. Freeman served with the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum, New York. He had previously served in Iraq and deployed to Afghanistan in March this year.
Spc. Freeman received numerous awards and decorations, including the Army Commendation Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge.
The 26-year-old Baltimore native is survived by his wife, two children and his mother.