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June 25, 2014
I just found out COL Tait passed away. He will be sorely missed. What a great soldier, officer, mentor, and human being. I served with him when he was the III Corps G2 and I was the Deputy G-2, III Corps Artillery. He was a great sounding board and always willing to listen and offer his advice. I became his Operations OIC on various exercises and then as the OIC, C2 Operations FWD in Iraq. I specifically asked to work for him when we deployed and he accommodated me. As you can imagine in the whirlwind that was Iraq, his was always a calming reasoned voice amongst the noise. I was glad to call him a "friend". I last saw him on the steps of INSCOM HQs as he was departing. I was then serving as the XO to MG Lacquement, which was my last assignment before I retired. Even then he offered me words of encouragement and wisdom. What an immaculate professional,,,, what a Great American!! The Army, the MI Corps, and the human race will miss him. You have my most sincerest of condolences
March 06, 2014
My dear brother,I have missed you so much and think of you every day. I have part of a prayer for you, Psalm 23:6 Ye though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I shall fear no evil .... 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of The Lord forever and ever..... Rest on peace brother !!! You were so loved and respected by everyone who knew you(and even by some who didn't ). Our grief is only a testament to what a fine person you are. I love and miss you every day, Catherine
March 05, 2014
Rebecca, So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. We are saddened his bright spirit left this life so early, but very thankful we knew him. We served together as young LTs at Ft Ord and bumped into each other throughout our Army careers, the last time in Iraq in 2005. He was always full of energy and ideas--which we all benefited from. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hoping you find comfort and joy in his memories very soon.
March 03, 2014
I just found out that Col Tait passed and I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man and leader that always made you want to do your best. I served with him at 104th MI BN and then ran into him in Iraq in 2004. He gave me many opportunities to succeed and made sure I had all the tools I needed. I'm sure in heaven he is training angels to be the best they can.
February 25, 2014
Unfortunately, I am just finding out about your passing. You seemed to like me when you met me while working for CGI Federal as the Foundry Program's Intelligence Developer & Trainer at NGIC (Charlottesville, VA). We realized I went to high school with your daughters in Harker Heights, and we shared some laughs and memories. Thank you for putting in a good word for me to my bosses at the time, and for sharing a brief memory that day. From what I gather, you were an upstanding Military Intelligence Officer and intelligence professional; one I will continually attempt to emulate. Thank you for your service to this great nation, and may God Bless you in eternity, and your family who is left behind.
-Intelligence Analyst, US Army
October 24, 2013
Rebecca, I just found out today about my great friends passing, My heart is heavy with sadness if you ever need anything Pam I am here for you. He meant so much to me as a New CSM he treated me like a brother, I was proud to be his CSM and friend. Lessons learned from Jerry served me well through out my career and life. When ever he visited Fort Huachuca he made time to have dinner with me and Pam. I will miss him.
October 24, 2013
I was shocked to learn of COL Tait's passing. He was my former Battalion Commander. What a fantastic leader. He was an inspiration to me and my fellow soldiers at the time. I will miss him dearly.
October 18, 2013
I was passed the sad news of COL Tait's passing by a fellow Soldier - we both had the privilege to serve under COL Tait. If there was ever a "copy-paste" function developed to make officers for our military, COL Tait would the model use. Reading through the condolence guide you see a "who's who" of our military spanning decades, some names are missing but COL Tait was a strong influence in our MI Corps across all ranks. He was a rock for me and my family during a medical crisis overseas and I was very pleased that he was able to meet the result of that crisis (my son!) some years later at Ft Hood. This is a huge loss not just to our community, but to the world that he impacted through those who knew him because in knowing him he changed all of us for the better. May God bless and keep you and your family Rebecca and may the memory of Jerry always warm your heart.
October 01, 2013
Mrs. Tait, I just received this sad news. My prayers are with you and your family. I served with COL Tait when he was the 104th intelligence battalion commander and then again in Iraq. He was a good and honorable man; moreover, I always valued his opinion and respected his selfless service. Again, your family is in our prayers.
September 30, 2013
I knew Colonel (then Captain) Tait when he was a Company Commander for the 5th MI Company in Munich, Germany. Captain Tait was an extremely competent & fine officer, who truly cared for the soldiers under his command. I consider it an honor to have known him, & am very proud to have served in the 5th MI Company while he was the Commanding Officer! I wish to extend my condolences to his entire family over their loss. Colonel Jerry Tait ... May You REST IN PEACE!
Timothy G. Fredrikson, SSG (Med Ret) U.S. Army
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