September 1, 2012
Name: SSG Jeremie Border
Hometown: Mesquite, Texas
DOB: March 1st, 1984 DOD: September 1st, 2012
Entered Service: 2006
Deployments: Border deployed to the Ghazni Province of Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan
Units: Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group. Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan
Education: Special Forces Qualification Course, the Warrior Leader's Course, the Advanced Leader's Course, the Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Course and the Basic Airborne Course.
Awards and Decorations: The Army Commendation Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 2, Army Service Ribbon, Special Forces Tab, Expert Infantry Badge and the Army Parachutist Badge.
Border was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Afghan Campaign Medal.
Survived By: Jeremie is survived by his mother and step-father, Mary Border and Robert Harris, and sisters, DeLaynie, Katie, Ashley and Amanda
SSG Jeremie Border was killed of wounds caused by small-arms fire while conducting combat operations in the Afghanistan province of Ghazni. SSG Jonathan P. Schmidt was also killed in the same incident.