SSG Jonathan K. Dozier

SSG Jonathan K. Dozier 1

STAFF SGT. JONATHAN K. DOZIER – U.S. Army

Hometown / City: CHESAPEAKE, VA CHESAPEAKE (CITY)
Date of Death: Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: Staff Sgt.
Unit: HHT, 3D SQUADRON, 2D CAVALRY, VILSECK, GERMANY

Birth: Sep. 30, 1977
Norfolk
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 2008, Iraq

Staff Sgt. Jonathan K. Dozier, 30, of Chesapeake, Va.; was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Vilseck, Germany.; died Jan. 9 in Sinsil, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated during combat operations. Also killed were Spc. Todd E. Davis, Staff Sgt. Sean M. Gaul, Sgt. Zachary W. McBride, Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Pionk and Sgt. Christopher A. Sanders. He was the son of Carl M. Dozier and Martha D. Cabe. Jonathan was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, James and Eleanor Day. Jonathan attended Great Bridge Schools, Fork Union Military Academy, VCU and Middle Tennessee State University. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. He will be remembered for his sensitivity, caring ways and his ability to gather his many friends for “celebrations”. During his tenure in the U.S. Army, he was decorated with the Bronze Star for Valor, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, NCOPD Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2), Combat Infantry Badge, Parachute Badge and Expert Rifle Badge. Besides his parents, Jonathan is survived by his daughter, Emma Grace Dozier; his sister, Jennifer D. Rider and husband James; three nephews, Jason, Jacob and Sean; paternal grandparents, Wilbur and Marian Dozier; step-mother, Jean Dozier; step-father, Robert Cabe, step-brother, Paul Brothers; three step-sisters, Jill Priester and husband P.J., Carla Obregon and husband Jose and Beth Brothers as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec 60 Site 8727

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