Soldier Honored: Jordan E. Goode
Branch of Service: Army
U.S. Army Corporal Jordan E. Goode of Kalamazoo, Michigan, was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, of Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was serving as a cavalry scout under Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. On August 11, 2007 in Zormat, Afghanistan, CPL Goode was killed when a roadside bomb detonated beneath the truck he was driving. He was 21 years old.
A graduate from New City High School, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Jordan Goode joined the Army in 2004. He had a zest for life and loved anything that involved risk-taking. Hip-hop music and drawing were also two of his favorite passions. He was a fun-loving man, who could make the most of a bad situation with his laugh and could light up a room with his smile. CPL Goode was dedicated to his career. He made it a point to be a unique individual, who spoke his mind. He portrayed a tough exterior but had a heart of gold. “He was a great kid and he loved his family,” his mother said. “He believed in what he was doing, and that he was doing the right thing.”
CPL Goode is survived by his wife and daughter, both are Folds of Honor scholarship recipients.