Spc. Jordan Matthew Byrd

Spc. 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 October 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.

For his actions, Jordan was just recently awarded the 3rd highest military decoration awarded for Gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States, the Silver Star. The wounded soldier that Jordan was administering first aid to survived.

 

Jordan has received the following medals: 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.


 

4 Comments

  1. Jodi Steinfeldt

    Not a day goes by we dont think of your contagious smile, your huge, tight Bear Hugs, you always giving us your famous “Thumbs up”. You always inspired your family, and now you inspire a nation, Your Bravery and unselfish act have touched so many lives. You always cared and wanted to help people, you had the biggest heart, through your Memorial Scholarship you will continue helping people. Now you have your own Day The Spc. Jordan M. Byrd Day in Tooele County on Feb 9th of every year and what better way to honor you than to recognize people who go the extra mile and make a difference in peoples lives by the small things they do everyday, this is how you lived your life and you at only 19 have taught us all so much. We love you so much and miss you, until we meet again.. Jodi

  2. Jodi Steinfeldt

    Well Here I am leaving another message, Im so proud of how far this Foundation has come, I know you have your hand in all the good things that are happening. You have quite a group up there with you!! You continue to be an inspiration to so many. I love you so much Jordan and Miss you more than ever, if thats even possible. Keep Smiling up their and know we will continue to do the very best we can for you and and all our Fallen Heroes.

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