Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Army Cpl. Jeremy R. Gullett

Remember Our Heroes

Army Cpl. Jeremy R. Gullett, 22, of Greenup, Ky.

Cpl. Gullett was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died May 7, 2008 in Sabari District, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Staff Sgt. Kevin C. Roberts.

Department of Defence News -- A 23-year-old Fort Campbell soldier from eastern Kentucky was one of two soldiers killed in Afghanistan when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb.

The Department of Defense said in a statement Thursday that those killed were Spc. Jeremy R. Gullett of Greenup, Ky., and Staff Sgt. Kevin C. Roberts of Farmington, N.M.

The department said the men were killed May 7 in Afghanistan's Sabari District.

Both were assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Fourth Brigade Combat Team at Fort Campbell, a sprawling Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line.

Gullett's mother, Cheryl Gullet, told The (Ashland) Independent that her son joined the Army in 2003 when he graduated from Greenup County High School.

"He always dreamed he'd go into the service, ever since he was 6 years old," Cheryl Gullett said.

The soldier was a member of the high school's Junior ROTC program.

His unit was deployed to Afghanistan in March, a week before Easter. He previously served 2 1/2 years in Korea.

Jeremy Gullet was married. His mother said Gullett's wife, Janeth, is a native of the Philippines and the couple have a 21-month-old daughter. He was also adopting his wife's 6-year-old daughter.

An uncle, Ron Gullett, told the newspaper that the family had been told the soldier's remains would arrive in a week to 10 days.

The uncle said he will be buried in a family cemetery with military and firefighter rites.

The soldier had been a member of the Little Sandy Volunteer Fire Department.

Army Cpl. Jeremy R. Gullett was killed in action on 05/07/08.

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