20 years old from Warrenville, Illinois
Support Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment,
September 5, 2005
SPC. Jeffery A. Williams was killed in action when an IED was detonated near his combat patrol in Tal Afar, Iraq. SPC Williams served as a combat medic. He told His mother, Sandra Smith, how much he looked forward to leaving in February. “He said they were at war and he was living in hell,” she said. “He was supportive of (the mission), but he got tired of that life over there.” He always knew he wanted to be in the military, and he also wanted to go to medical school and become a cardiologist, to marry his fiance, Stacey Kuhn, and have children.
Your time with us was far too short
Dealing with your loss will be hard,
When I think about what this world has lost
I want to just shut out the world and cry,
But I will not do that.
Because you gave your life for something much greater than you or I
So, I will remember you as the Hero that you are
And never let what you did in your life cut short be forgotten
And that is the best way I know to honor you
These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives
so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday.
For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
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