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

Jared William Day

Taylorsville, Utah

August 6, 2011

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
28 Navy PO 1st Class


East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare

 Killed in Wardak province, Afghanistan, when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter was shot down.

The family of Jared Day, 28, of Taylorsville, Utah, confirmed the SEALís death in a statement prior to the Defense Departmentís announcement.

Dayís family attended a ceremony for the troops earlier this week at Dover Air�Force Base, Del., where they were given a few minutes with President Obama.

Day enlisted in July 2002, according to the Navy. He graduated from Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training at Coronado in 2005, and he was a member of a West Coast based SEAL team from November 2004 to November 2007 before reporting to his East Coast-based unit.

His decorations include Joint Service Commendation Medal with Combat ĎVí device for valor; Army Commendation Medal; Joint Service Achievement Medal; two Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals; Presidential Unit Citation; two Good Conduct Medals; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Sea Service Deployment Ribbon; Navy/Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon; Rifle Marksmanship Medal and Pistol Marksmanship Medal.

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