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Age:   26
Hometown: Clarksdale, AZ
Date of Death: 5/30/2005
Incident Location: Eastern Diyala province, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Air Force
Rank: Capt.
Unit: 23rd Special Tactics Squadron
Unit's Base: Hurlburt Field, Fla.

Jeremy Fresques entered the Special Forces a short time after graduating from the Air Force Academy _ but he tried to reassure his parents by telling them he had an office job. "He didn't sign up for Special Forces because he wanted to push a pencil. He wanted to make a difference," said his uncle, Jerry Fresques. Jeremy Fresques, 26, was killed May 30 in a crash of his surveillance plane about 80 miles northeast of Baghdad. He was based at Hurlburt Field. Fresques had been married for a little more than a year to Capt. Lindsay Shaw, who called him "the perfect husband." In their off-time, they volunteered for their church. "Lindsey wants people to remember Jeremy as a strong Christian man, a good husband and someone that we can all be proud of," said her father, Chuck Shaw. Fresques had wanted to be in the military since he was a child, and was promoted to captain the morning of his death. Fresques graduated from high school in Framington, N.M., but his family later moved to Arizona and he lived with his wife in Florida. He was a star athlete and student _ "an exceptional, dynamic person," his uncle said.
Source: Associated Press
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