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

Jeremy E King

Meridian, Idaho

August 24, 2006

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
23 Army Sgt

8th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division

Fort Hood, Texas

 Killed in Baghdad, Iraq, by enemy forces using small arms fire during combat operations. 

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September 6, 2006

Birth: Nov. 29, 1982 Jacksonville Onslow County North Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 24, 2006 Baghdad, Iraq

The tall, slender, cleancut, handsome young soldier last came home in May for the birth of his daughter, Kaidyn. King's wife and daughter have been living with his parents and the May visit was a chance for lots of family photos and reconnecting with friends. Jeremy was one of two best men in Billy Calkins' wedding during that leave. King, Calkins and the other best man, Padraic Brunton, have been best friends since elementary school. Jeremy dropped out of Meridian High School, but entered the Job Corps and got his GED, joining the Army after that. He asked his mom for homemade fingersteaks when he came home. He loved them so much, he wasn't shy about asking Calkins' mom, Tanya Calkins, to make them as well. Jeremy was born the third son of a U.S. Marine, Bob and Judy King. When he was only 16 he met the love of his life, Yulonda Crawford, and predicted to his buddies that´s the girl I'm going to marry! And he did four years later on Dec. 18, 2002, shortly after enlisting in the Army. He was on his second tour in Iraq at the time of his death. He lived life to the fullest and approached everything with vigor, zest, and a big smile of anticipation. One of his favorite things was finger steaks and he was never shy about asking his Mom to make them for him. In addition to his loving wife and daughter, he is survived by his parents, Bob and Judy King, his brothers Billy and Bobby all of Meridian; a niece and nephew; grandparents Bill and Marlene Swetland and Delane and Helen King, his great grandmother Clara Inwards; Yulonda´s uncles Greg and Mike, her aunts Tiffany and McKenzie and her mother and grandmother. He is also survived by his best friends Billy Calkins and Pat Brunton, his second parents Randy and Tanya Calkins. He was 23.

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