|Birth: ||Feb. 6, 1981, USA|
|Death: ||Aug. 27, 2007, Afghanistan|
Sgt. Jan Argonish, 26, of Scranton Pennsylvania attended Valley View High School graduating in 1999. While there he played football and was a member of the swim team joining the National Guard as a Junior. An accomplished soldier, he was a graduate of the Army's infantry and mortar schools and the tanker school at Fort Knox, Ky. He also served two years as a military recruiter. During his tour in Iraq, his duties included the capture and detention of several high-level fugitives. He was a correctional officer in Wayne County and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. An avid outdoorsman, Sgt. Argonish enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles with his son, Jakub, and Talia Walsh, whom he planned to marry and called his "better half." He loved country music and classic cars, and attended a car show in Atlantic City, N.J., with his father every February. He missed the traditional trip just twice, when he was deployed. Jan is survived by an 8-year-old son, his parents and 1 brother and 1 sister. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Nicholas Louryk, and his paternal grandparents, Joseph and Anna Argonish. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Good Conduct Medal, Pennsylvania Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Medal, Gen. Thomas J. Stewart Medal, Pennsylvania Service Ribbon and the Army Achievement Medal. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and Combat Action Badge.
Saint Marys Cemetery
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Aug 28, 2007
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