NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense
No. 1224-06 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Staff Sergeant Jeremy W. Mulhair, 35, of Omaha, Nebraska, died November 30, 2006, in Taji, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during reconnaissance operations.Mulhair was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
4 December 2006:
Soldier to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery
An Army soldier with Nebraska ties who was killed in Iraq last week will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, his family said Thursday.
Jeremy W. Mulhair is scheduled to be buried Wednesday morning, his sister Dixie Heisner said.
Mulhair died November 30, 2006, when an explosion hit his vehicle near Taji, Heisner said. Mulhair was born in Omaha, and a service in Omaha is planned for December 17, 2006.
Mulhair is one of 37 U.S. service members with Nebraska connections who have died in military operations in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001.
An Army soldier with ties to Omaha killed in Iraq last month will be buried on Wednesday in Arlington National Cemetery.
Jeremy Mulhair, 35, died on November 30, 2006, when an explosion hit his vehicle.
Mulhair grew up in Omaha, Nebraska.
A local service will be held on Sunday.
Mulhair's parents told KETV that Mulhair was a proud soldier with 11 years of experience in the military. He was also a husband and a dad of three young kids. Mulhair's family said he died doing what he loved.
Jeremy Mulhair was killed while riding in a Humbee just north of Baghdad. The 35-year old grew up in Omaha and was serving his second deployment as a Platoon Sergeant in Iraq.
Mulhair's parents told KETV Jeremy was a proud soldier with 11 years of experience in the military. He was also a husband and a dad of three young kids. Mulhair's family said he died doing what he loved.
“He wanted to go into the Army and he's always wanted to. When he was little he always played Army men and he loved to play sports and he was a real good kid, ” said Jeremy's mother, Mildred Mulhair.
Mulhair's family is planning funeral arrangements, but said Jeremy will be buried in Omaha.
Robert Mulhair knew his brother Jeremy was destined to join the military.
“We played war games in cornfields,” he said. “He had a good imagination.”
Army Staff Sergeant Jeremy Mulhair, 35, died in Iraq on Thursday when an explosion hit his vehicle near Taji, one of his sisters told The Associated Press. Robert Mulhair of Mead said his brother was a tank commander with the Apache Troop, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment. He’d been in Iraq since October and was on his second tour of duty, Robert said. Jeremy also served in South Korea.
Robert said his brother loved his family and hoped he and his wife, Suzie, would have another child when he got back from Iraq.
“He was a good man,” Robert Mulhair said. “He had good family values and wanted a big family.”
Suzie Mulhair and the couple’s children — Celina, 9, Jeremy Jr., 8, and Maybel, 9 months — live near Fort Hood, Texas, where Jeremy was stationed.
She called the rest of the family Thursday night to tell them what had happened, Robert Mulhair said.
Jeremy Mulhair was born in Michigan, but grew up on a farm near Omaha.
He went to Horace Mann Junior High, which is now King Science and Technology Magnet, and Omaha Central High School. He later earned an equivalency degree.
Robert Mulhair said military ties in their family probably encouraged his brother to become a soldier. Their father, Jerry, served in Vietnam, and they had an uncle in the Navy and a cousin in the Marines.
“Dad used to tell stories about (the military),” Robert Mulhair said. “(Jeremy) got hooked on it more than any of us kids.”
In addition to his brother and wife and children, Jeremy Mulhair is survived by his parents and sisters Tammy Lines and Dixie Heisner, both of Omaha.
No services had been set Saturday night.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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