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Richard
09-04-2012, 14:41
SSG Jeremie Border, 1st SFG, AEF 1 Sep 2012.

RIP, Soldier.

Richard :munchin

Green Beret From Mesquite Dies In Afghanistan Combat
WFAA, 3 Sep 2012

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jeremie Border of Mesquite has died in combat in Afghanistan.

The Mesquite High School and McMurry University football standout is being called a hero by the people who watched him grow up.

The moment you pull up in front of Border's childhood home, you know. The flags and ribbons give it away.

This is a soldier's home.

Neighbor John Counts described Border in simple but powerful terms: "A man. A man of honor."

He and others best remember him as a boy a football player at Mesquite High School, where they said he was a member of the 2001 state championship team which recorded a perfect 15-0 season.

Border went on to play college football for four years at McMurry University in Abilene.

Then he joined the Army, became a staff sergeant, and a Green Beret.

Border was killed Saturday in Afghanistan. His body arrived Monday at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

"To go over there for himself, his family, the country I don't know what else you can say about a man like that. That's top of the list," Counts said.

The flags and signs have been on display at Border's home for many months. Yellow ribbons have been tied around the trees there, too.

Neighbor Leonard Campos has taken it upon himself to make sure those symbols are treated with dignity.

"I came home one day and noticed it was on the ground, and I know what it means," he said. "I tied it back up out of respect for the soldier who was fighting for us."

Now, that soldier is gone.

"He died doing what he loved serving his country," Campos said, choking up when thinking about what Border has done for America.

"I wish I could do something to bring him back, but I know I can't," he said. "The good Lord done this. But I know one thing: I know where he's at. He's in a better place than we are."

McMurry University released a statement saying the campus extended heartfelt prayers and condolences to Border's family.

He graduated from McMurry in 2006. In addition to playing football, he was a member of the Servant Leadership program and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He was also a Resident Assistant and was named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

The school will honor Staff Sgt. Border during its Fall 2012 Convocation at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Mesquite-soldier-dies-in-afghanistan-jeremie-border-168407076.html

BKKMAN
09-04-2012, 15:06
RIP

SF_BHT
09-04-2012, 15:18
Rest in Peace Brother.......

You will be missed.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Doc Diego
09-04-2012, 16:12
RIP Brother

JMART5
09-04-2012, 16:55
Rest In Peace soldier. Prayers out for family and friends.

Joker
09-04-2012, 16:56
Rest In Peace brother.

DOL

Red Flag 1
09-04-2012, 17:07
Rest In God's Peace Warrior.

Gypsy
09-04-2012, 18:17
Rest in Peace SSG Border.

JJ_BPK
09-04-2012, 18:22
RIP Brother, Vaya con Dios..

akv
09-04-2012, 20:36
Rest In Peace and Thank You

The Reaper
09-04-2012, 20:42
RIP, hermano.

Your work is done, thank you for your service and your sacrifice. You will not be forgotten.

See you on the other side.

TR

tonyz
09-04-2012, 21:05
RIP, SSG Border.

"How fortunate for all of us that while we sleep - brave soldiers risk it all
so we might sleep in peace."

May God bless.

jbour13
09-04-2012, 21:38
RIP SSG Border

MountainMan35
09-04-2012, 21:43
RIP SSG Border. Blue skies...

V/R

SSG Sean

MtnGoat
09-04-2012, 22:32
Rest in Peace Brother....

Blue skies and soft landings

BKKMAN
09-04-2012, 23:29
http://www.soc.mil/UNS/Releases/2012/September/120904-01.html

DIYPatriot
09-04-2012, 23:52
Thank you for doing what so few others contemplate and even fewer actually achieve - you will never be forgotten. Not be me and not by others. May you rest in peace, sir.

Unapologetic Soldier
09-05-2012, 00:04
RIP SSG Border

azmg
09-05-2012, 00:56
RIP SSG, thank you for your service, and prayers out to family and friends.

PedOncoDoc
09-05-2012, 04:29
Rest in peace, Warrior. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

Badger52
09-05-2012, 07:18
RIP SSG Border with prayers to his family.

mark46th
09-05-2012, 08:53
Rest in Peace, Warrior.

ZonieDiver
09-05-2012, 10:23
Rest In Peace, Brother.

Jgood
09-05-2012, 10:49
RIP Brother
Prayers for Family, Team mates, and friends

Enigma0122
09-05-2012, 12:56
Rest in Peace Warrior, may God hold you in the palm of His hands and comfort you, along with family, friends you left behind.

Tatonka316
09-05-2012, 18:24
Rest in Peace, SSG. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. You will ALWAYS be missed and NEVER forgotten. Give my son a hug and tell him I will see him soon.

molon labe

PRB
09-05-2012, 18:33
RIP SSG...thanks for your decision to serve

bluebb
09-05-2012, 22:06
Rest in Peace Warrior.

Blue

tom kelly
09-08-2012, 22:39
Rest In Peace S/Sgt. Border prayers out to you, your family, and Teammates.
With Deepest Sympathy, Tom Kelly

booker
09-09-2012, 16:58
Rest in peace, warrior.

Abu Jack
09-09-2012, 19:27
Rest In Peace

orion5
09-09-2012, 23:23
Rest in peace, Sir. Welcome home to Texas. May God give strength to your family, friends and brothers as they bury you Monday.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/dallas/North-Texas-Soldier-KIA-Comes-Home-169055306.html


Edited to add pics from his funeral today.

Barbarian
09-10-2012, 20:47
Rest in peace, SSG. Border. God bless, and thank you.

FMF DOC
09-12-2012, 19:15
RIP Warrior

cetheridge
09-12-2012, 22:58
Rest In Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.
Prayers that your family and friends will be comforted in this time of sorrow.

lknox21
03-06-2013, 00:03
I knew Jeremie in high school and we lost touch shortly after graduation because he went to college and I joined the Marines. I attended his funeral this past Sept and it was probably the most amazing thing I've ever seen. Hundreds of people who didn't even know him showed up to pay their respects and several hundred more lined the streets to honor him. For nearly 10 miles, every over pass was blocked off and had local firemen hanging flags and saluting. There are a couple YouTube videos out there to show you want I mean (search Jeremie Border and see).

There is one video on YouTube that someone shot with a cell phone of some civilian trying to sneak past a road block because he didn't want to wait. A local vet jumped out and blocked the car yelling at the driver to show some respect.

I've wanted to do something more with my military life badly for a while (recon, Marsoc, force recon) and I always made some excuse. I can honestly say that Jeremie's passing was the final giant shove for me to stop making excuses and do it. Since then I've been training hard and will continue to train the the best of of ability to honor men like him. If I fail it will be because I've broken every bone in my body.

He wasn't the strongest or most athletic guy in the world but he had that spark of genuine selfless character and drive to give everything to accomplish his goals.

FYI: A couple days before his death, our high school class was getting ready for our 10 year reunion and was struggling to sell the needed number of tickets to cover the cost of the hotel, food, etc. Jeremie knew that he wouldn't be able to attend due to his current deployment so he bought 3 tickets ($50 each) anyway and told the guy organizing the event to give them to whomever couldn't afford them.

^^^ 100% textbook definition of a stand up guy.

Rest easy Jeremie

lovemycountry
03-13-2013, 19:10
Rest In Peace soldier. Prayers out for family, friends and Brothers. Thank you for your service.

LMC