Ivica Jerak




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.

 KIA  Aug. 25, 2005 while conducting combat operations
in Iraq

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Master Sgt. Jerak served in the 

3rd Battalion,
10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) 


1st Battalion, 

10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

His last assignment was as an assistant team sergeant assigned to the 

U.S. Army Special Operations Command

 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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