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Jeremy Allan Crow NORFOLK - Jeremy Allan Crow, 35, of Norfolk, and formerly of Bison and Huron, S.D., passed away Feb. 15, 2010. Upon graduating from Huron High School in 1993, Jeremy enlisted into the U.S. Navy as an electronic warfare technician (EW) and was stationed aboard the USS Ticonderoga. In 1999 he transferred to Navy Space Center Command in Dahlgren, Va., where he served as Force Enhanced Petty Officer, Space Surveillance Officer and later Leading Petty Officer. In 2002, Jeremy completed Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC) after which he was assigned to Navy Security Group Activity in Norfolk. In November 2002, Senior Chief Crow was promoted to Electronic Warfare Technician Chief Petty Officer. He was sent to Special Boat Unit TWENTY on temporary duty and served as MK-V Special Operations Crafts (SOC) Privateer Technician in support of MK-V SOC deployments where he deployed to U.S. Central Command in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from March to July of 2003. In 2005, Senior Chief Crow converted to the rating of Special Warfare Boat Operator and was permanently assigned to Special Boat Team TWENTY. Senior Chief Crow was next assigned as Maritime Craft Aerial Delivery System (MCADS) Detachment Officer-In-Charge of Detachment HOTEL and deployed to European Command in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from April until October of 2005. Senior Chief Crow also deployed to Pacific Command as the Detachment Commander for Detachment LIMA from April to October 2007. Jeremy was promoted to the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer on May 30, 2007. In 2008, SBCS Crow was hand-selected to deploy to Basrah, Iraq, as the Assistant Operations Officer in support of Riverine Task Unit ONE from October 2008 until January 2009. Senior Chief Crow completed his career at Special Boat Team TWENTY as the Operations Department Liaison Officer until he transferred to Naval Special Warfare Group FOUR on Dec. 30, 2009. During his 16-year career in the Navy he qualified as a Special Warfare Combatant- craft Crewman (SWCC), Expeditionary Warfare Specialist (EXW), Military Free- fall Parachutist (FJP), Patrol Officer Qualification, and Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS). Senior Chief Crow's personal awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), and the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards). Jeremy was friend to all who knew him, loving husband, caring father and respected by those who served with him. He rarely missed cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers, enjoyed riding his motorcycle, playing golf and spending time with his family. We miss him very much. He is survived by his wife, Amanda; two sons, Vincent and Gage Crow; his parents, Allen and Helen Crow; sister, Deborah Crow; brother, Barry Crow; paternal grandfather, Robert A. and stepgrandmother, Patsy; and paternal grandmother, Rita Goetz. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to NSW foundation at www. nswfoundation.org. Family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, today, Feb. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. A military funeral will be conducted at First Landing Chapel at Fort Story, Va., Monday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m.

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Feb. 21, 2010
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