Fallen Soldier: Jonathan R. Farmer
Hometown: Boynton Beach, Florida
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: Chief Warrant Officer 2
Player: Bartley Forrester
Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan Robert Farmer, 37, of Boyton Beach, Florida, was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He was one of four Americans killed on January 16th, 2019, in a suicide bomb attack in Manbij, Syria.
CWO2 Farmer joined the U.S. Army in 2005. He attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia followed by the Special Forces Qualification Course. He graduated in 2007 as a Special Forces Engineer Sergeant and was assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), where he spent the entirety of his career. He also attended the Special Forces Warrant Officer Candidate School, earning his commission in 2016 and was selected to serve as an Assistant Detachment Commander. A Green Beret, he attained the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 2 over the course of his career, which included 10 overseas tours, including six combat tours in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria; tours he supported include Operations Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, Enduring Freedom and Inherent Resolve.
Farmer’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2OLC), with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal with “C” Device and Army Commendation Medal (2OLC).
He is survived by his wife, their four children and his parents.