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Sgt Jason Lee Bishop
Birth: Oct. 12, 1974
Death: Jan. 1, 2006, Iraq

Army Sgt. 1st Class Bishop was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Bishop was killed when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during patrol operations in As Siniyah. From the time Jason was 5 years old, he'd ask for Army toys and helicopters to play with. He grew up in Covington, Kentucky, but the family moved to Grant County with he was a senior in high school. He had been a member of the Holmes High School ROTC program for three years and didn't want to give up doing something he loved, so his senior year, he drove from Williamstown to Covington every day. Jason enlisted in the Army before he graduated from Holmes in 1993. He was so excited about joining the Army, that he would shine his boots for an hour so they were perfect and he sent his uniforms to the dry cleaners. He also enjoyed playing golf, hunting and restoring an antique Dodge truck. Jason was a fearless professional who served as a drill sergeant at Fort Knox for four years and had completed tours in Korea and Bosnia. He had received numerous awards and citations during his career including the National Service Defense Medal, Order of Spurs Medal, Meritorious Service Award, Bronze Star, Army Achievement Medal, Assault Badge, Legion of Merit, Armed Forces Services Award and Good Conduct award. He was also awarded the Purple Heart and Combat Infantryman's Badge following his death. Calling home was a regular thing and he would request hard pepperoni, beef jerky, a jar of Skippy peanut butter and some toothbrushes. He would also always say to his father, "Hey Dad, I've got a joke for you" his sense of humor will be greatly missed. Jason had been in Iraq only four months and was a convoy commander of 35 to 50 soldiers. His patrol came under fire when they were called in to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle in a ravine. He got within 150 meters; the engine revved up and then blew up. Jason was killed because he stepped in front of a suicide bomber and saved his fellow soldiers. He leaves behind his wife, Katrina, a son and daughter. In a message to a friend sent just before shipping out to Iraq, he said, "Tell my boy what his father was like if I don't come back". (bio by: Brenda N) 
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Cindy
Record added: Jan 06, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12908786
Sgt Jason Lee Bishop
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- Mike Endress---Alabama-USA
 Added: Jan. 1, 2014
Dear Jason in honor of your Angel Day and the life you so freely gave. We thank you. Becky
- Grave_Digr4u2
 Added: Jan. 2, 2013

- Genealogy Girl
 Added: Jan. 1, 2013
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