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January 16, 2019

HOMETOWN: Boynton Beach, FL


ENTERED SERVICE: March 30,  2005


UNITS:  3rd Bn. 5th SFG(A)


MILITARY TRAINING: Farmer’s military education includes One
Station Unit Training, the Basic Airborne Course, Survival
Evasion Resistance Escape Course, Special Forces
Qualification Course, the Advanced Special Operations
Technical Course, the Advanced Leader’s Course, Special
Forces Warrant Officer Candidate School, the Special Forces
Warrant Officer Basic Course, and the Warrant Officer
Technical and Tactical Certification Course


DEPLOYMENTS: Iraq x3, Afghanistan, Syria


AWARDS AND DECORATIONS: Farmer’s awards and
decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf
Clusters, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal with “C”
Device, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf
Clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign
Ribbon with one campaign star, Iraqi Campaign Medal with
three campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary
Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO medal,

Special Forces Tab, Parachutist Badge, and Combat
Infantryman’s Badge.


SURVIVED BY: Farmer is survived by his wife Tabitha and their four children, and his parents.

On January 16, 2019 a suicide bomber attacked a restaurant in Manbij, Syria killing CW2 Jonathan Farmer. Additionally, Navy Chief Petty Officer Shannon M. Kent,  Mr.  Scott A. Wirtz, and Ms. Ghadir Taher were killed in the blast, the deadliest incident for the U.S. military since it began operating on Syrian grounds in 2015.

Jonathan Farmer

Assistant Detachment Commander

Jonathan Farmer
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