In Memory of CPT Jeremy Alan Chandler
CPT Jeremy A. Chandler, 30, of Clarksville, Tennessee, died August 11 in Tarin Khowt, Afghanistan. He was conducting pre-mission training operations at Forward Operating Base Ripley. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group.
He was on his third deployment on Operation Enduring Freedom.
CPT Chandler was born in Alabama and was a resident of Clarksville, Tennessee. While attending high school in Savannah, Georgia he played football, soccer, and ran track.
He was commissioned in the Army immediately following graduation from North Georgia College in Dahlonega, Georgia in 1997 where he majored in history.
He graduated from basic airborne and infantry officer training at Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1998 and was assigned as an infantry officer with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He deployed with the 101st to Kosovo in 2000 supporting Operation Joint Guardian. In 2001, Chandler volunteered for Special Forces, he was selected and later graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course. Upon completion of Arabic language training in 2003, he was assigned to 3rd SFG at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
CPT Chandler's awards and decorations include a Bronze Star Medal for valor, three Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, two National Defense Service Medals, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Air Assault Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Master Free Fall Parachutist Badge, Special Forces Tab and Ranger Tab.
He leaves behind a wife and his parents.
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