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Sgt Jeffrey Mattison Wershow
Birth: Apr. 22, 1981
Gainesville
Alachua County
Florida, USA
Death: Jul. 6, 2003
Baghdad, Iraq

Army Spc. Wershow was assigned to the 2-124th Infantry, 1st Armored Division, Orlando, Florida. Wershow volunteered to be part of a security detail for a team of Army civil affairs officers meeting with Baghdad University officials. He went into a student cafeteria to buy a 7-Up and was walking out to a shaded terrace, his rifle slung over his shoulder, soda can in hand, when a man who had been sitting near the cafeteria entrance walked up from behind. Reaching within arm's length of the soldier, he raised a pistol and fired a single shot into the base of Wershow's head. Jeffrey never let his guard down. His buddies nicknamed him "The General" because he strode about with a sense of purpose and confidence. He was a stickler for rules and regulations and always stood at attention when addressing officers, when most other soldiers sweltering in the heat would take a more casual attitude. Jeffrey was a dependable young man who mixed political passion with a healthy sense of humor. At 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, he was secure enough to play one of the sisters in "Beauty and the Beast" in high school. "No one will ever forget the dress he wore or how well he filled it. He brought the house down," says Richard Gehman, headmaster at Oak Hall.

NOTE: On April 13, 2008, at a private ceremony at Jeffery Wershow's grave in Alachua, the young Florida National Guard soldier was posthumously promoted to Sgt. Jeffrey Wershow, fulfilling a dream of the 22-year-old specialist. 
 
Burial:
Wershow Family Cemetery
Alachua
Alachua County
Florida, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 12, 2005
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