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War takes another 3rd soldier
Sgt. Jevon Jordan - photo by Jordan's MySpace page
Sgt. Jevon Jordan clung to life nearly a week after being critically injured in a roadside bomb blast that killed three of his fellow soldiers, but the Fort Stewart soldier's fight for life ended Saturday, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.
The 32-year-old died March 29 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, where he was being treated for a severe head injury after being wounded when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Abu Jassim, Iraq on March. 23.
Jordan, a native of Norfolk, Va., was a tanker for the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. He joined the Army in April 2003 and arrived at Fort Stewart in July 2006.
According to his obituary, Jordan is survived by his wife, Michelle, and children, Michelle Jevontae Jordan, Tony Jordan, stepsons, Cory Baker and Zakees Baker, and his parents.
On Jordan's page, the soldier wrote that he had high hopes for his career and family's future.
"I'm about making it in life," he wrote. "I have big dreams for me and my kids...the American dream is alive and well."
His mother-in-law, Kathryn Crowell-Grate, told the Star-Banner, an Ocala, Fla., newspaper, Jordan viewed the military as a good way to both achieve the American dream and protect the country he held dear.
"He loves his country, and the military was all he knew to be successful," she said.
Jordan's funeral will be held in his hometown Friday morning. He will be buried at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, Va.
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