FORT LEWIS — According to the Dept. of Defense, Pfc. Jason F. Lemke, 30, died Jan. 5, 2007 in Ibrahim Al Adham, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.
He was assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.
According to unit records, Lemke enlisted Dec. 18, 2004 at Milwaukee, Wis. He reported to Fort Benning, Ga. on Jan. 12, 2005 for initial entry training. He reported to Fort Lewis May 19, 2005, where he was assigned to 2nd Cavalry Regiment (later reflagged 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division). He was assigned to the brigade’s 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment on Jan. 8, 2007. The brigade deployed to Iraq in April, 2007.
Lemke’s civilian and military education includes a high school diploma (1996), and the Military Occupational Specialty 11C (Indirect Fire Infantryman) qualification course. His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Army Service Ribbon.