Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Army Pvt. Jeremy P. Faulkner

Remember Our Heroes

Army Pvt. Jeremy P. Faulkner, 23, of Griffin, Ga.

Pvt Faulkner was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died March 29, 2011 in Konar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire.

Faulkner, an infantryman, is survived by his mother, Julia Berry.

His close friend, U.S. Army Pfc. Alex Paull, said a few words about Faulkner.

“He had a way of lighting up the room and you knew when he entered,” said Paull. “He had the ability to make an excuse almost convincing enough to get him out of trouble, but in the end he would just end up getting smoked for about an hour.”

Paull said Faulkner was always concerned about how his fellow Soldiers were doing, and he could make the best out of bad situations.

Faulkner, born May 5th, 1987, joined the Army in 2009. His major awards and decorations include the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart.

Army Pvt. Jeremy P. Faulkner was killed in action on 3/29/11.

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