February 8, 2020

Sergeant 1st Class Javier Jaguar Gutierrez, age 28, went to be with our Lord on February 8, 2020 while conducting Special Operations in Afghanistan.

Jaguar was born on August 12, 1991 in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Jaguar was the quintessential family man. He was deeply in love with his wife Gabby and treasured their 4 children. He did not live for himself or his own pleasures. He lived sacrificially for his family. Whenever he was not training, Jag could be found with his family at the beach,

a park, waffle house, church, or working out in the front yard while his kids played.

Jaguar also loved his country. His desire to defend America by rising to the most elite levels of combat was his dream since he was a young boy. He joined the Army the first chance he got and never regretted it. He was a humble Green Beret who believed till the end that the U.S.A. was utterly unique, blessed and exceptional, and therefore, was worth fighting for.

Jaguar was more than a man of faith. He loved God above everything. He was a committed Christ follower, professing Him as Lord and Savior from the time he was a youth until the Lord called him home.

Jaguar served in the US Army as a 7th Special Forces Senior Communications Sergeant. He earned several medals, including: Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 2), Army Service Ribbon, Expert Infantry and Parachutist Badges, Special Forces Tab, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Bronze Star Medal, and Purple Heart