Monday, May 30, 2005

Air Force Capt. Jeremy Fresques

Remember Our Heroes

Air Force Capt. Jeremy Fresques, 26, of Clarkdale, Arizona.

Capt Fresques died in the crash of an Iraqi air force aircraft during a training mission in eastern Diyala province. He was assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Alongside three fellow soldiers, the 26-year-old commando - who had been promoted to Captain that morning - died in a plane crash during a training mission near Baghdad.

A graduate of the prestigious Air Force Academy in Colorado, Fresques was married for a little more than a year. He lived in Florida with his wife, Lindsey, who is also an officer in the Air Force, said Chuck Shaw, Jeremy's father-in-law.

"They had an excellent marriage, loved each other very much," Shaw said. "He's going to be very sorely missed, and we couldn't have been more proud."

Fresques had been chief of communications and an information officer at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale before transferring to special operations in 2002.

He was set to return home next month after being deployed earlier this year. He and his wife had yet to decide whether they would stay in the military. The couple had no children, Shaw said.

"They were taking it day by day," he said.

Fresques died when a single-engine Iraqi air force plane crashed during a training mission near Jalula, about 50 miles northeast of Baquba.

Air Force Capt Jeremy Fresques was killed in action on 05/30/05.

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