Master Sgt. Ivica Jerak
42, of Houston, Texas
Born Oct. 12, 1962 in Debeljak, former Republic of Yugoslavia
Graduated the Center for Education of Personnel
Zadar, former Republic
of Yugoslavia in July, 1981.
Aug. 25, 2005 while conducting combat operations
Special Forces Condolences Book
Master Sgt. Jerak served in the
10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
10th Special Forces
His last assignment was as an assistant team sergeant
assigned to the
U.S. Army Special Operations
Fort Bragg, N.C.
He is survived by his wife, Hye
Jerak, and his mother, Milka Jerak.
He first entered the U.S. Army as a combat medic Jan. 19, 1988 and, after
completion of initial entry training, was assigned to the 690th Medical Company,
Fort Benning, Ga.
Military Education included Pathfinder Course, the Ranger Course, the Basic Airborne Course, the Static Line
Jumpmaster Course, the Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course, the Special Operations Medical Course, the
Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Course, the Military Freefall Course, the Jumpmaster Course, and
the Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course.
Master Sgt. Jerak's awards and decorations included four Bronze Star Medals, one with
Valor device, two Purple Heart Medals, three Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal
with Valor device, four Army Commendation Medals, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the
Presidential Unit Citation, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Army Superior Unit Award, five Army Good
Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star, the Armed Forces Expeditionary
Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal with two bronze service stars, the Kosovo
Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism
Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer
Professional Development Ribbon with numeral three, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon,
the NATO Medal (second award), the Liberation of Kuwait Medal (Saudi Arabia), the Liberation of Kuwait
Medal (Kuwait), the Special Forces Tab, the Ranger Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge,
the Expert Field Medical Badge, the Pathfinder Badge, the Military Freefall Jumpmaster Badge, the Senior
Parachutist Badge and the Driver-Mechanic Badge.
Master Sgt. Jerak was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star with Valor Device, the
Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Purple Heart.
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