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CWO Jackie Lewis McFarlane Jr

September 1st, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Born: August 29, 1976 in Fort Riley, Kansas
Died: August 14, 2007 in Taqqadum, Iraq

Chief Warrant Officer Jackie L. McFarlane Virginia Beach, Virginia was a 1994 graduate of Lake Taylor High School where he was a member of the track and field team. He joined the Army a few months after graduating. Jackie was high spirited, supportive and a joy to be around. He and his wife married as teenagers and celebrated their 13th anniversary in July 2007. Jackie was a part time minister at Victory Christian Faith Center and one of his most memorable sermons was about choosing words carefully and trying not to think negatively about people. He died at age 30 in Taqaddum, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a helicopter crash. Also killed were Chief Warrant Officer Christopher C. Johnson, Staff Sgt. Sean P. Fisher, Staff Sgt. Stanley B. Reynolds and Spc. Steven R. Jewell.
1st Battalion
52nd Aviation Regiment
Task Force 49
Fort Wainwright, Alaska

Burial is at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Norfolk, Virginia

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