In Memory of
SGT Thomas W. Jaichner


Thomas W. Jaichner died May 10, 2005 in Iraq.  He was working as a security contractor for Blackwater USA.  He was guarding an American diplomat in Ramadi, Iraq when he was shot and killed by sniper fire.  He was on his third deployment in Iraq for Blackwater.

Jaichner grew up in Bordentown City, New Jersey and graduated from Northern Burlington County High School in Mansfield.  He played on the High School football team.   He was an avid reader and very interested in political science.

He enlisted in the Army after graduation and joined the Rangers.  After leaving the Army he attended the University of Alabama.  While in Alabama he played semi-pro football.  He joined the Alabama National Guard and deployed to Afghanistan with 20th Special Forces in 2002 and 2003.  

Jaichner was 33.  When not deployed to Iraq with Blackwater he had been living with his wife in Los Angeles.  He was buried at the Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in North Hanover.

Memorial Page for Thomas Jaichner

Department of State - Honoring DS Falln: Thomas Walter Jaichner

News Articles About SGT Jaichner

May 17, 2005.  "Funeral set for ex-county man killed in Iraq".  Burlington County Times.

May 17, 2005.  "Former New Jersey man killed by sniper in Iraq".  The Boston Globe.

May 17, 2005.  "Burlington County native killed by sniper in Iraq".  The Times.

May 17, 2005.  "N.J. Native Killed By Sniper In Iraq".  CBS3 Philadelphia.

May 18, 2005.  "Former soldier killed in Iraq".  Courier Post Online.

May 18, 2005.  "Bodyguard slain in Iraq is mourned".  The Philadelphia Inquirer.

May 19, 2005.  "Bordentown native, 33, killed in Iraq".  Register-News.

May 21, 2005.  "Jaichner valued freedom, justice above all".  Bucks County Courier Times.

June 9, 2005.  "UA grad dies in Iraq".  The Crimson White Online.


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