On Aug. 6, 2011, Information Systems Technician Petty Officer 1st Class Jared W. Day was one of thirty one service members who died in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter crash in Wardak province, Afghanistan.  The Taylorsville native was 28; he enlisted in the Navy in 2002.  Over his decade in the service, Day earned several awards, including a Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor.

“In the service of his country, Jared deployed numerous times to Africa, Asia, and the Middle-East, earning many personal awards and decorations for valor, combat, and meritorious service. Jared was an Information Systems Technician First Class. Jared’s skill and expertise led to his selection as an elite member of Naval Special Warfare Development Group, where he was a Tactical Communicator. He was truly special, not only to our family, but to this country.” -Taken from statement released by Day’s family, via Salt TV Network

The Travis Manion Foundation honored Information Systems Technician PO1 Jared W. Day with 30 other Fallen Heroes through our Character Does Matter program at the Westover School in Middlebury, Conn on Jan. 18, 2013.

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