September 16, 2019
Hometown: Clarksville, TN
Entered Service: April 2004
Units: 82nd Airborne Division, 7th Special Forces Group (attached to them), 82nd Airborne Division,1st Special Forces Group
Education: Defense Language Institute, Airborne, Advance Land Navigatio, Ranger COurse, Special Forces Qualification Course, SERE, ALC, Free Fall Parachutist, Jumpmaster, SLC, Special Ops Term Attack Controller, Freefall Jumpmaster, Military Free Fall Advanced.
Deployments: Iraq, 3 deployments to Afghanistan
Awards and Decorations: Bronze Star Medal-2nd Award, Army Commendation Medal- 2nd Award, Army Achievement Medal- 4th Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal- 5th Award, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism, Korean Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Special Forces tab, Ranger tab, Combat Infantry Badge, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Military Freefall Badge, and Meritorious Service Medal.
Survived by: His wife Amy E. Griffin, son Charles D. Griffin, daughter Makayla E. Griffin, his parents Charles and Diana Griffin, sister Sabrina D'Antonio.
Jeremy was killed by small arms fire.
"I will never forget the night we went out with friends while at JBLM. He looked at me and said "I love my life". To be that content with life is something so many strive for. He lived each day to the fullest and without regret. One of the things I loved about him was when he dedicated himself to something, he didn't let up. He enjoyed smoking different types of meat on the grill and smoker. He took pride in sharing it with friends whenever he could. He also knew no stranger and he naturally attracted kids and dogs (something that his son does today)."