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iHonor GWOT (Global War on Terror) Fallen: U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jordan L. Bear of Denver, CO
Army Staff Sergeant (SSG) Jordan Bear, 25, served as part of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) with 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, NC KIA March 1, 2012, by enemy small-arms fire while trying to help a wounded teammate - shot by insider insurgents who ambushed his base in Zharay, Kandahar province, Afghanistan His teammate, Private First Class Payton A. Jones, was also shot and killed We honor and thank US Army Staff Sergeant Bear for defending our freedoms and fighting to liberate the lives of others
[ SSG Bear's unit emblems - according to TogetherWeServed.com ]
Jordan L. Bear Born June 7, 1986 in Denver, CO Member of Ponca Tribe of Nebraska "Driven, Charismatic, Smart, Funny Friend" -Michelle Vo (HS friend) Big Cornhuskers Fan Attended John F. Kennedy HS in Denver Played QB for Kennedy HS Commanders Football Team 2004 Graduate of Kennedy HS Enlisted in US Army (Sep. 2004) Completed Basic Training and Airborne Course at Fort Benning, GA Assigned to 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC Deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom THREE times (Feb 07 - Apr 08, Aug 09 - Jul 10, and Feb 12 - Mar 12) Shot and killed while assisting wounded teammate during 'Green-on-Blue Attack' (insider attack) at NATO-Afghan Army base near village of Sangesar Survived by mother, Cathleen, wife, Sarah, daughter, Kailee (then, a 2-year old), son, Kayden (then, a 2-month old), and other extended family members
Inspirational Quotes about Jordan Bear
“Staff Sgt. Bear set the example for all the squad leaders in his platoon. He was a phenomenal leader and beloved by the men he led.” - Capt. Cecil Wolberton, Company Commander
"Jordan, I will never forget the time we had and the sacrifices you made daily on this earth for your country and above all the Paratroopers to your left and right. I've never met a more respected warrior in our Army, and was honored to serve with you. You will never be forgoten. AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY!" -Clint Mack, Hohenfels via Legacy.com
"SSG Bear I will never forget the respect and admiration I shared for you while serving with you in Herat, Afghanistan in 2010. Your courage and competence will forever be seared in my mind as you and your Platoon lived alone and unafraid in enemy territory in Kushk-I-Konah. No longer are you alone and never were you afraid. Rest In Peace friend, comrade, and brother." -1SG Chris Scarborough, Ft. Bragg, NC via Legacy.com
[ Jordan's military decorations per TogetherWeServed.com ] His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the NATO Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Army Good Conduct Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 3 combat stars, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 3, the Combat Infantryman's Badge and the Parachutist Badge.
Sources for Tribute CLICK HERE to review his tribute at the Military Time's Honor the Fallen site
GO HERE to examine Jordan's FindAGrave.com tribute
CLICK HERE to read his Legacy.com obituary and messages of condolence
CLICK HERE to review the Nebraska newspaper article about SSG Bear GO HERE to see Colorado lawmaker's Resolution and Proclamation for SSG Jordan L. Bear Memorial Bridge
CLICK HERE to examine article about SSG Bear by Denver's CBS 4
[ SSG Bear is buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, CO = Section W Site 456E Slideshow of pics from Facebook by casket carriage co. and Patriot Guard Riders ]
Presentation of Colorado lawmakers' resolution for bridge honoring SSG Jordan Bear (below)
DESIGNATION OF A BRIDGE THAT CROSSES SOUTH RALEIGH STREET IN DENVER ON COLORADO STATE HIGHWAY 285 AS THE "SSG JORDAN L. BEAR MEMORIAL BRIDGE"
iHonor American Flag : Visitor Comments for SSG Bear ... posted here from newest to oldest ...
Jordan, I hope you, your wife, Sarah, and your kids, Kailee and Kayden, find this tribute to be fitting of the hero you are. I sincerely appreciate the sacrifice you made for Our Country. And, despite me bleeding black & gold, I'll raise a beer to toast you when the Cornhuskers play the Buffs at CU this fall. ;) I know you'll be watching and cheering on your Big Red. Rest in Peace. - from Sean on 6/4/19
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