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SSGT Jarred Seth Fontenot

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SSGT Jarred Seth Fontenot

  • Birth 13 Oct 1972 Port Barre, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Death 18 Oct 2007 Baghdad, Iraq
  • Burial Port Barre, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 22308327

Army Staff Sgt. Fontenot was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. He died of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device and small arms fire during combat operations. Jarred was a 1991 graduate of Port Barre High School where he excelled playing football. In 1990 he decided to join the Louisiana National Guard and on Christmas Day 1993, he joined the Army. He was previously employed as a former Port Barre Police Officer and a former St. Landry Parish Sheriff Deputy. Jarred loved life and loved spending time with his wife, Dana, three sons, 1 daughter and friends. He also enjoyed hunting, camping and target shooting along with wrestling with his boys, mud riding, bicycling, rock climbing, scuba diving and restoring hot rods. Jarred loved being a soldier and was the recipient of the following awards and badges: Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Parachutist Badge, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, National Defense Service Medal w/ Bronze Service Star, Bronze Star Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Purple Heart, Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, and Weapons Qualification Badge. As a kid, Jarred loved to play ‘Rambo' and be the hero. When he grew up, his life and death mirrored what he wanted to be as a kid – a hero.

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  • Created by: Brenda N
  • Added: 19 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22308327
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Jarred Seth Fontenot (13 Oct 1972–18 Oct 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22308327, citing Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Port Barre, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Brenda N (contributor 46490312) .