- 19 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 16, 1990
- Date of passing: Oct 13, 2010
|Let the memory of Jordan be with us forever|
United States Army Private First Class Jordan Matthew Byrd Of Grantsville, Utah was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Jordan was killed in action on Oct. 13, 2010, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small-arms fire in Yahya Kheyl, Afghanistan. During the attack, a fellow soldier was wounded and Jordan, without regard for himself, went to his side to render medical attention. While Jordan was administering first aid, he lost his life. The wounded soldier that Jordan was administering first aid to survived. Jordan has received the following medals: Silver Star, Combat Medic Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, NATO medal, Army Service ribbon, Overseas ribbon, National Defense Service Medal. Jordan was a member of National Honor Society, Senior Class President. He loved snowboarding, music, fishing, fast cars, sports, baseball, football, spending time with cousins and friends. He always made time to help anyone with everything! He loved kids and was always full of life. He was energetic and always had a smile on his face. The greatest days in his life was signing up for a combat medic, the day he married his beautiful wife, Savanna and the birth of their precious son, Ayden. He was very proud to be a soldier and a medic. Jordan lived and loved life to the fullest.
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