Jeremy bessa

SSG JEREMY EUGENE BESSA

  • Branch: Army
  • Hometown/City: WOODRIDGE, IL
  • Date of Birth: 05-11-1982
  • Date of Death: 02-20-2009
  • Conflict: Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Unit: COMPANY B, 1ST BATTALION, 3D SPECIAL FORCES GROUP
  • Port/Base: Fort Bragg, NC

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  • Jeremy was my 3rd child as well as my 3rd son. Because my son Jason before him had died at just 48 hours old, I was worried and scared during my early pregnancy with Jeremy. While driving home from my 5 month prenatal appt.,I saw a full rainbow that stretched clear across the freeway in Honolulu. I felt at peace right away that the baby within was ok. It was God's sign to me. Without me even telling my girlfriend at the time, she had cross stitched a birth announcement with a rainbow on it. From that time Jeremy has been my 'rainbow baby'. Jeremy didn't have to go on this last deployment. His hearing was bad. He had to get waivers to even be deployed. I asked him not to go. He told me he had to. His guys needed him. They counted on him. He had a terrible time leaving his newborn son Carson and wife Lindsey, yet wanting to do what he believed in so strongly by being with his guys in Afghanistan. I'm so proud to call him my son.

    Julie Bessa, Mother