Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Taken the day before he left for Iraq in March, 2003

Jonathan D Rozier

Katy, Texas

July 19, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
25 Army 1st Lt

B Company, 2-70th Armor Battalion

Fort Riley, Kansas

Baghdad, Iraq. Lieutenant Rozier’s unit was fired upon by rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire while providing security at a municipal building.

Taken at NTC in January, 2003

Tidewater, Inc. of Louisiana has named a ship for him- it will be christened the M/V Jonathan Rozier in March, 2003  www.tdw.com

He has a baby boy who will turn 1 year old October 24, 2003

From: Associated Press Articles, Katy, Texas

Rozier was remembered as a home-schooled straight arrow who married the first girl he ever dated. Family also recalled how enjoyed taking things apart.

David Rozier said his son as the kind of boy who “actually read the manuals for VCRs” and once suffered a bad cut while in “trying to find out how a food processor works.”

Rozier, a Dallas native, moved to Katy with his family in 1991. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and also married that year. He and his wife, Jessica, have a 9-month-old baby, Justin.

“He is my hero, he really is,” Barbara Rozier said. “He firmly stood for what he was fighting for, so he was willing to do whatever it took.”

"There were no limits to his aspirations," said his father, David Rozier of Katy, Texas. "He wanted to have a career in the military, clear through to retirement."

Tidewater (ticker: TDW, exchange: New York Stock Exchange) News Release - Aug-12-2003

Tidewater Contributes to Family of Fallen Soldier

NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 12, 2003--Tidewater Inc. (NYSE:TDW) announced today the naming of an oil service supply ship in memory of 1st Lt. Jonathan Rozier and the contribution of $5000 to the Justin David Rozier Scholarship Fund for the benefit of Lt. Rozier's infant son.

Lt. Rozier, 22, was slain in Iraq on July 27 when his military vehicle was hit by rocket-propelled grenades. He is survived by his 22 year-old wife, Jessica, and their 9-month old son, Justin. He was assigned to B-Company, 270th Armor Battalion, 1st Armored Division.

The M/V Jonathan Rozier, an offshore supply vessel under construction at Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, Louisiana, was specially designed for high speed, efficient performance, and large cargo capacity. When the ship is delivered in March 2004, a christening ceremony will be held to honor the memory of Lt. Rozier. The ship will service oil production platforms in Louisiana, Texas, and around the world. Three more sister vessels are currently under construction at Bollinger Shipyards with deliveries beginning in October 2003 and ending in May 2004.

Tidewater's contribution will be made to the Justin David Rozier Scholarship Fund. The fund was created by friends of the Rozier family to provide for the future financial needs of Lt. Rozier's infant son. Tidewater's contribution will be added to amounts received from Lt. Rozier's family, friends, and the community.

Dean Taylor, Chairman, C.E.O. and President of Tidewater, commented that "Our nation is deeply indebted to valiant young men like Jonathan Rozier who jeopardized their own personal safety, and ultimately gave their lives to preserve our nation's freedom."

Mr. Taylor also said "I am truly saddened by the loss suffered by the Rozier family. Lt. Rozier's deceased grandmother, Gwen Philips, was a valued employee at Tidewater's New Orleans headquarters for 24 years until she retired in 1995. Tidewater's actions are a small gesture in repayment of the large debt that our nation owes to those in our national services like Lt. Rozier who have lost their life while serving their country."

Contributions to the Justin David Rozier Scholarship Fund should be made by check and sent to the Justin David Rozier Scholarship Fund, c/o Tradition Bank, 1515 S. Grand Parkway, Katy, Texas 77494.

Tidewater Inc. owns and operates over 570 vessels, the world's largest fleet of vessels serving the global offshore energy industry.

CONTACT:
Tidewater Inc., New Orleans
Keith Lousteau
504-568-1010
www.tdw.com

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