|Birth: ||Dec. 20, 1977|
|Death: ||Sep. 12, 2008, Afghanistan|
Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator (Select) Friewald was assigned to Naval Special Warfare Development Group, Dam Neck, Virginia. He died Sept. 12 from injuries sustained Sept. 11 during a battle with heavily armed militants. Jason graduated from Armada Senior High School and enlisted in the Navy on April 25, 1996. After completing basic training, he graduated from the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center, Dam Neck, Virginia before reporting to Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training at Coronado, California. As a SEAL, he completed numerous qualifications to prepare him for combat, including sniper training, Arabic, and tactical rock climbing, to name only a few. Jason served multiple combat deployments in Iraq before joining the Special Warfare Development Group in 2005. His combat awards include the Bronze Star medal with combat "V" distinguishing device; Joint Service Commendation Medal with combat "V" distinguishing device; two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal with combat "V" distinguishing device; the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal; Combat Action ribbon, and numerous personal, unit and campaign medals. Jason was dedicated warrior; a man who believed in fighting for his country. His death was a tremendous loss for Naval Special Warfare and his loving family - wife, Stacey, and his daughter.
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 60, Site 8738
Created by: Brenda N
Record added: Sep 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29786596