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August 12, 2007


SSG Jesse Clowers


Lebanon, Virginia


January 26, 1980


August 12, 2007

Entered Service:

June 2004


He had recently begun his first tour of duty in Afghanistan with Co A, 2/7th SFG(A) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).


Company A, 2nd Bn., 7th SFG(A), Fort Bragg, NC


Basic Airborne Course, the Warrior Leaders Course, the Basic Noncommissioned Officer’s Course, Special Forces Qualification Course, the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course, and the Spanish Basic Military Language Course.

Awards & Decorations:

Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Parachutist Badge, and the Special Forces Tab.

Survived By:

Jesse is survived by his wife, Kaytie, son, Jesse, daughter, Danielle, mother, Joyce and sisters, Nikki Clowers and Kristi Millican.

A native of Lebanon, Virginia, Staff Sergeant Jesse G. Clowers, Jr. died on 12 August 2007 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, when he sustained fatal wounds from an Improvised Explosive Device. Clowers enlisted in the Army as an Infantryman in 2004 and completed Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in 2006. SSG Clowers was assigned as a Communications Sergeant in 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM at the time of his death.

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