Dickson, TN, USA
U.S. Marine Corps
LCPL, WPNS CO, 3D BN, 6TH MAR, (RCT-6, II MEF FWD), 2D MAR DIV, CAMP LEJEUNE
04/20/2007, Al Taqaddum, Iraq
Lance Corporal Jeffrey Bishop of Dickson, Tenn., was a 2002 graduate of Dickson County High School and joined the Marine Corps through the delayed entry program in September 2002. He went on active duty in 2003 and went to Afghanistan right out of boot camp. He was trained as a machine gunner and was promoted to lance corporal in July 2006.
He always felt protective of his family and even told them he would protect them. He was the kind that would always come to your rescue. He was the youngest of six children born to Birdie and the late Gray Bishop. His older sister Wendy plans to name her baby after her brother.
In November 2006 he married Emma at the Walnut Street Church of Christ. at the time of his death he was behind a desk working on the base when he was hit. Formerly a scout sniper, this was his third tour in the region. He died during combat operations at age 23.