SPC JEREMIAH W. PULASKI - US Army
Date of Death: March 26, 2011
Unit: 1-87 Infantry Battalion
Birth: Jun. 1, 1986
Death: Mar. 26, 2011
Jeremiah was with the 10 Mtn Division out Ft Drum and was part of the 1-87 Infantry Battalion. He did deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jeremiah was good at what he did. . He protected his men and saved several of them. He was still considered active duty and was due to be out of the Army officially in April.
Since returning home Jeremiah had suffered with severe PTSD. He had recently contacted the VA to get into the PTSD program there.
On March 28, 2011 Jeremiah was shot during an altercation in his hometown.
Specialist Jeremiah Pulaski, had returned from Afghanistan in February, He was 24.
Specialist Pulaski was awarded a Bronze Star with Valor for dashing across an open field during an ambush in December, drawing enemy fire away from his platoon. Later that same day, he killed several insurgents as they were trying to ambush his unit near a village called Haruti.
Captain Bonenberger, Specialist Pulaski’s company commander, said the soldier saved his life twice that day — and it gnawed at him that he had been unable to return the favor.
His mother had this to say: "Please know that all though this was a horrible thing that happened. When they found him he had his bible in his coat jacket. I do know my son believed in our Father in heaven, he had such a big heart and in the end that is what took him from us. He couldn't handle the demons inside his head."
Jeremiah was survived by his parents and a sister. One of his battle buddies was with him when he was shot and could use your prayers also, as he deals with the loss of this "battle buddy" and his own struggles with PTSD.