Jack T Sweet

JEFFERSON, NY, USA

U.S. Army

PFC, COMPANY D, 2D BATTALION, 22D INFANTRY, 1 BCT, FORT DRUM, NY

JAWWALAH, IRAQ 02/08/2008


Private First Class Jack Sweet was from Alexandria Bay, New York. He was assigned to the 2d Battalion, 22d Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team of the famous 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) based at Fort Drum, New York. Jack died on February 8, 2008 in Jassalah, Iraq, from wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was nineteen years old.

Jack entered the Army in April 2007 and completed his basis and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Georgia and was then assigned to Fort Drum. He and his unit supported Operation Iraqi Freedom. His awards and decorations include the purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He is survived by his father, of Alexandria Bay and his mother, of Conroe, Texas.

Jack is best remembered through one a friend’s written tribute that says:

Christmas in Arlington… Rest easy, sleep well my brothers. Know the line has held, your job is done. Rest easy, sleep well. Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held. Peace, peace, and farewell…


Jack’s portrait is also on Poster 8