Chism, Johnathan Bryan, SPC

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Last Rank
Specialist
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
13B10-Cannon Crewmember
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2005-2007, 13B10, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division (Airborne)
Service Years
2005 - 2007

Specialist


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Home State
Louisiana
Louisiana
Year of Birth
1984
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Prairieville
Last Address


Casualty Date
Jan 20, 2007
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Not Specified
Location
Iraq
Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Location of Interment
Hope Haven Garden of Memory - Gonzales, Louisiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

25th Infantry Division 4th Brigade Combat Team


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Combat Action 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
2nd Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division (Airborne)
  2005-2007, 13B10, A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment
  2005-2007, 13B10, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2003-2004 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)/FOB Kalsu, Iskandariyah, Iraq
  2003-2004 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)/Camp Kilo Karbala, Iraq
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On 20 Jan 2007 in the Province of Karbala Iraq, a group of US Paratroopers was ambushed by a highly trained group of insurgents. One Paratrooper was killed instantly while four others were taken prisoner and immediately executed.
   
Comments/Citation
Specialist Johnathan Bryan Chism was born on November 28, 1984 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. SPC Chism attended LTC Automotive School and then enlisted in the Army on March 10, 2005 in Gonzales, LA. He graduated One Station Unit Training as a Field Artilleryman from D Battery, 2nd Battalion, 80th Field Artillery Regiment at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Upon completion of One Station Unit Training and Airborne School he was assigned to 4th BCT (ABN), 25th ID to Fort Richardson, Alaska. On August 30, 2005 he arrived at A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment where he served as a Cannoneer. He participated in several training exercises with the battalion and participated in the Joint Readiness Training Center Exercise 06-09 and then deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-07. While deployed with the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment he was under the tactical control of the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, where he participated in numerous combat operations and patrols in North Babil and the Karbala Province. SPC Chism was killed in action during combat operations in the Karbala Province on January 20, 2007. SPC Chism's awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Parachutist Badge. He earned and was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Prisoner of War Medal, and the Combat Action Badge. SPC Chism is survived by his mother, Elizabeth, father, Danny and sister Julie.
   
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