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Veterans of Colorado: Jason Juarez


Accomplishments / Awards

11 total deployments with 2 combat deployments with the Marines. While attached to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) he took part in the initial invasion of Iraq in March of 2003. He performed in the Battle of Um Qasr, Az Zubayr, Basra, and An Nasiriyah . He would return to Iraq with 2nd Battalion 7th Marines and take part in operations to secure and stabilize Fallujah in 2005. He would later deploy to Kandahar, and Mazar-i-Sharif with the Naval Mobile Construction battalion in support of Enduring freedom in 2010. He was and Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) and the Senior Medical Department Representative (SMDR) for two destroyers the USS WAYNE E. MEYER DDG 108 and USS DONALD
COOK DDG 75. On the USS DONALD COOK under constant Russian tension and aggression his crew would perform 5 patrols to the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean, Baltic sea, and the Black Sea.

Personal decorations and military awards include: Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 Awards), Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal (6 Awards), Master Training Specialist, and multiple campaign awards. He is a graduate of the Executive Medical Department Enlisted Course and the Senior Enlisted Academy.

Favorite Broncos Memory

Too many to count. I grew up in the old Mile High Stadium going to games with my Pop's. One that I will never forget is "the Drive" a late touchdown by mark Jackson from John Elway. Most recent would be Von Millers strip sack of Cam Newton and covered for a touchdown by Malik Jackson.