Soldier Honored: Jason C. Ramseyer
Hometown: Lenoir, North Carolina
Branch of Service: Marine
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Marine Staff Sergeant Jason C. Ramseyer, 28, of Lenoir, North Carolina, was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. On April 20, 2006, he was killed while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Anbar Province, Iraq.
Staff Sergeant Ramseyer was born in West Palm Beach, Florida but moved to Lenoir with his parents in 1990. He was a competitor, excelling at wrestling, soccer, and baseball. He pre-enlisted into the Marines and two weeks after graduation, was off to basic training. He served in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. His wife Amanda, who had known him since high school, said, “If you look up ‘Marine,’ you’ll see him.” He leaves behind his wife and two daughters.