Lieut Jonathan David Rozier

Lieut Jonathan David Rozier

Birth
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Death 19 Jul 2003 (aged 25)
Baghdad, Iraq
Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Plot Section S2, Site 5
Memorial ID 7717446 · View Source
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Army 2nd Lt. Rozier was assigned to B Company, 2-70th Armor Battalion (1st Armored Division), Fort Riley, Kansas. Rozier's unit was fired upon by rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire while manning a vehicle checkpoint outside a municipal building. Jonathan moved to Katy, Texas with his family in 1991. He was a precocious child who began reading at age 3 and was home-schooled by his mother. At age 16, Jonathan entered Texas A&M University in College Station. The day after he graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics, he married his college sweetheart (the first girl he ever dated), and two days after that he entered the Army. Jonathan was awarded a Bronze Star for his actions during a March 31 battle at Al Hillah. His platoon of tanks came under enemy fire and he put his tanks between the foot soldiers and the enemy, destroying the attackers with “textbook” tactics, the citation said. He also received a Bronze Star for meritorious service and the Purple Heart for his wounds. Jonathan is survived by his wife, Jessica, and their 9-month-old son.


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  • Maintained by: Jessica Rozier
  • Originally Created by: GW
  • Added: 28 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7717446
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Jonathan David Rozier (16 Jul 1978–19 Jul 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7717446, citing Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Jessica Rozier (contributor 48027378) .