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Jonathan Michael Rossi
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Birth: Dec. 31, 1986
Okinawa, Japan
Death: Jul. 1, 2007
Baghdad, Iraq

PFC, US ARMY
PERSIAN GULF, IRAQ
PURPLE HEART

Pfc. Jonathan M. Rossi of Safety Harbor, Florida was a 2005 Countryside High graduate. One of eight siblings and stepsiblings, he joined the Army two months after high school graduation. The shy young man had lost his mother, Myrna, to breast cancer when he was 11. Jonathan loved martial arts and hoped to become a Ranger. But a knee injury during jump school sidetracked that goal. Rossi found another military speciality, working with explosive devices. He ultimately hoped to work for the CIA. He joined the Army in Tampa on June 14, 2005. He was a soldier's soldier who wasn't afraid to die for his country. Jonathan was an artist and he was studying jujitsu, a Japanese form of wrestling that uses knowledge of anatomy and leverage to turn size and weight advantages against an attacker. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals. He died in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire at age 20.

Army
2nd Battalion
12th Cavalry Regiment
4th Brigade Combat Team
1st Cavalry Division
Fort Bliss, Texas 
 
Burial:
Florida National Cemetery
Bushnell
Sumter County
Florida, USA
Plot: Sec 412 Site 1384
 
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Jul 02, 2007
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