Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Today Remember Army Staff Sgt. Jeremy A. Katzenberger, 26-years-old

Today remember Army Staff Sgt. Jeremy A. Katzenberger, 26-years-old, who was killed June 14th serving Operation Enduring Freedom. He died of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire in Paktika province, Afghanistan.

Jeremy was from Weatherby Lake, Mo., assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

“Staff Sgt. Katzenberger was a phenomenal Ranger who died while leading his men in an assault against our enemies,” said Col. Michael Foster, a commander in Katzenberger’s 75th Ranger Regiment. “He died while protecting our nation and we will not forget his sacrifice.”

He leaves behind a wife, Colleen, and a 7-month-old son, Everett James, of Richmond Hill, Ga.; parents Robert and Peggy Katzenberger of Weatherby Lake; and three brothers, two of whom are also serving in the armed forces.

Katzenberger was on his eighth combat deployment since enlisting in 2004, the Pentagon said. He had served four in Iraq and was on his fourth in Afghanistan.

“I wish the American people could truly understand the dedication and sacrifice that Staff Sgt. Jeremy Katzenberger made for his country,” said Col. Michael E. Kurilla, another commander in his regiment. “Since early 2005, Jeremy has either been in combat or training for combat.”

Never Forget!

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