Posted by: Jacqui Murray | May 18, 2011

Wednesday Hero: SSgt. Jason Rogers

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By CindyU.S. Marines

SSgt. Jason RogersSSgt. Jason Rogers
28 years old from Brandon Mississippi
2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force
April 7, 2011

“The loss of Jason Rogers is going to make this world an emptier and lonelier and colder place,” said childhood friend Brandon Winfield. “I could write a War and Peace-sized story of the kind of person he was. Some people have it — the room just seemed to be dizzier and brighter with him in it.”

SSgt. Rogers was KIA on April 7 by an IED while on patrol with his unit in the Helmond Province of Afghanistan.

“He was doing something voluntarily that he loved to do, and he felt like he was making a difference and doing something that made other people proud,” said friend Derrick Brownlee.

You can read more about SSgt. Rogers here.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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  1. He sounds like an unbelievable man, and I can only hope to have the same impact that SSgt. Jason Rogers had in this world.

    Mrs. Murray,
    I contacted my North Carolina representative of the Naval Academy through email, and unfortunately he did not respond. Are there any other ways of finding when the service academy night is or how to find your blue and gold officer?

    • Often, the service academy nights are conducted by the school district rather than the Congressman. Do you mind if I ask who your Congressman is? It might be someone I’m familiar with and I can be more responsive.

      • thank you once again for your quick reply,
        I actually found another email for my Naval Academy rep Trey Alexander. He was able to let me know that the service academy dates are going to be in September and he also said that he can put me in touch with my Blue and gold officer right away.
        Also, my congressman is David Price.

  2. Excellent news, John. Tenacity is a favored trait at USNA and you’ve just demonstrated it!

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