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Sgt Jamal Maurice Rhett

Born: January 5, 1986
Died: August 15, 2010 in Ba Qubah, Iraq

Sgt. Jamal M. Rhett, 24, of Palmyra, New Jersey spent his early years in Philadelphia before moving to New Jersey at age eleven. He graduated in 2003 from Burlington County Institute of  Technology and enrolled in Bloomfield College. After attending one year of college, he joined the United States Army to earn money to continue his education. Jamal was serving his second tour of duty in Iraq serving as a combat medic, and hoped to work in the medical field one day. Jamal was respectful and maintained a positive attitude throughout his life. He leaves his mother, Michelle Watson among others. He died at age 24 in Ba Qubah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his vehicle with grenades. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He leaves his mother, Michelle Watson, his father, Thornell Rhett, and his two siblings, Tonya, Jason, and Tamisha.
1st Battalion
21st Infantry Regiment
2nd Brigade Combat Team
25th Infantry Division
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

Burial is at Chelten Hills Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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  1. mrs.nunn
    August 19th, 2010 at 22:17 | #1

    Spc. Rhett served with my brother during his first tour…they were very close and I became close to him through my brother…he will be missed…thank you for your service…your bravery and honor….RIP Doc

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