Petty Officer 1st Class Jared W. Day, 28, was a native of Taylorsville, Utah. He enlisted in the United States Navy in July, 2002.
After graduating from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois in February, 2003, he reported for technical training at Great Lakes, Illinois until May of 2003. He then transferred to Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic Detachment at Keflavik, Iceland and served there until July, 2004. He then reported to Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training at Coronado, California. After completion of BUD/S in 2005, he reported to a West Coast based SEAL Team from November, 2004 to November, 2007. He then reported to his East Coast based SEAL Team in November, 2007.
Petty Officer Day’s awards include Joint Service Commendation Medal with Combat “V” device for valor, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 Awards), Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal (2), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Navy/Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon, Rifle Marksmanship Medal, and Pistol Marksmanship Medal.
IT1 Jared W. Day was aboard a Chinook helicopter in Eastern Afghanistan on August 6, 2011 when it was shot down by insurgents, killing 30 U.S. Service members and eight Afghans, including 22 members of Naval Special Warfare. This is one of the tribute military shirts that we have created for IT1 Jared W. Day’s family and with their blessing it is now available on our website.
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