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Army Staff Sergeant Jeremy Wilson
US Army SSG Jeremy Wilson enlisted in the Army National Guard out of Oregon because his grandfather had served in WWII and always spoke highly of his service. Wilson selected the National Guard mainly because he was unsure as to whether he would like being a soldier full time. On his 21st birthday, he enlisted active and served in Germany and Bosnia.
After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Wilson, who had been working in the corporate world, reenlisted in the Army. Wilson suffered numerous injuries while serving in Iraq. Due to exposure to mortar attacks, death, and destruction, Wilson, who was deployed to Iraq three times, suffers from severe PTSD with major depressive disorder. He’s also been diagnosed with interver- tebral disc syndrome with degenerative arthritis, and sciatic nerve paralysis (lower left leg).
For his service to the country, SSG Wilson earned the Iraq Campaign Medal with Four Campaign Stars, Army Commendation Medal (4th award), Army Achievement Medal (6th award), Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd award) National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global war on Terrorism Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, and the Armed Forces Service Medal.
SSG Wilson, his wife Tiffany, and his son Ryan would like to live in Casa Grande, Arizona.
Casa Grande / Arizona
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 12:00pm