ROCKWALL – This Memorial Day weekend The Rockwall News remembers US Army Medic Pfc Jerod Osborne from Rockwall who died July 5, 2010, during Operation Enduring Freedom in Yakuta, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart and the Army Commendation Medal.
He is buried at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Rockwall.
He was a 2008 graduate of Rockwall-Heath High School and son of Allan and Sharon Osborne and step-son of Gary Grillett, who helped raise him.
A 2008 graduate of Rockwall-Heath High School, he joined the Army July 1, 2008, and attended basic training at Fort Leonard Wood. He then attended Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston. where he was trained to become a medic.
In 2009 he was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 73rd Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC and later attended Airborne School at Fort Benning GA. He deployed with his unit to Afghanistan in August, 2009.
He is greatly missed by all who knew him.
There are two Facebook pages by the same name established in his memory at:
Thank you, Jerod, and your family. May God especially comfort his family this Memorial Day weekend and continue to bless Jerod.
Rest In Peace, Jerod.