Monday, March 28, 2011

Army Spc. Jeremiah Pulaski

Remember Our Heroes

Jeremiah was with the 10 Mtn Division out Ft Drum and was part of the 1-87 Infantry Battalion. He did deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jeremiah was good at what he did. . He protected his men and saved several of them. He was still considered active duty and was due to be out of the Army officially in April.

Since returning home Jeremiah had suffered with severe PTSD. He had recently contacted the VA to get into the PTSD program there.

On March 28, 2011 Jeremiah was shot during an altercation in his hometown.

His mother had this to say: "Please know that all though this was a horrible thing that happened. When they found him he had his bible in his coat jacket. I do know my son believed in our Father in heaven, he had such a big heart and in the end that is what took him from us. He couldn't handle the demons inside his head."

Jeremiah was survived by his parents and a sister. One of his battle buddies was with him when he was shot and could use your prayers also, as he deals with the loss of this "battle buddy" and his own struggles with PTSD.


The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

This NYTimes piece mentions the following:

Specialist Jeremiah Pulaski, who had returned from Afghanistan in February, was shot and killed by a police officer after he shot and wounded a man outside a bar in Arizona. He was 24.

Both soldiers were considered among the best in the battalion. Specialist Wade, a whiz with a soccer ball, was a member of the elite scouts platoon and on a fast track to promotion. Specialist Pulaski could be quick to use his fists in an argument but was revered for his fearlessness on the battlefield.

Specialist Pulaski was awarded a Bronze Star with Valor for dashing across an open field during an ambush in December, drawing enemy fire away from his platoon. Later that same day, he killed several insurgents as they were trying to ambush his unit near a village called Haruti.

Captain Bonenberger, Specialist Pulaski’s company commander, said the soldier saved his life twice that day — and it gnawed at him that he had been unable to return the favor.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Just sad and perplexing.

Anonymous said...

rest in peace brother.

4/10th mtn.

Anonymous said...

today is 2 years "P" i hope you are resting in peace i have not forgotten about you or all the things you have tought me thank you for everything

Tammy Pulaski said...

He is always remembered and I am always proud of my son Jeremiah Pulaski. We appreciate everyone that remembers and shares his story. His legacy lives on with those that are still alive today. Never forgotten.. Love you son.