Jerak, Ivika, MSG

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Special Forces
Last Primary MOS
18Z-Special Forces Senior Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Special Forces (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1999-2005, 18Z, US Army Special Operations Command (Airborne) (USASOC) /1st Special Operations Command
Service Years
1988 - 2005
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom


Special Forces

Ranger
Master Sergeant


Five Service Stripes



Seven Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1962
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Houston
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Aug 25, 2005
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Iraq
Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Section 60 Site 8217

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Special Forces Group Army Special Operations Command


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
GWOT Fallen
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Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia/Operation Desert Shield
Start Year
1990
End Year
1991

Description

On this day August 3 1990, President George Herbert Walker Bush orders the organization of Operation Desert Shield in response to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait on August 2. The order prepared American troops to become part of an international coalition in the war against Iraq that would be launched as Operation Desert Storm in January 1991. To support Operation Desert Shield, Bush authorized a dramatic increase in U.S. troops and resources in the Persian Gulf.

Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and hard-line Iraqi nationalists had always believed Kuwait should be part of Iraq, but nationalist propaganda aside, acquiring control of Kuwait’s oil fields was Hussein’s primary interest. In addition, control of Kuwait represented a strategic military objective should Iraq be forced into a war with its western-friendly Arab neighbors. Hussein calculated incorrectly that the United States and the United Nations, who were closely tracking Iraq’s military buildup along Kuwait’s borders, would not try to stop him. However, when Iraqi ground forces entered Kuwait on August 2, 1990, President Bush immediately proclaimed that the invasion “would not stand” and vowed to help Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in their efforts to force the Iraqis from Kuwaiti land.

On November 29, 1990, the United Nations Security Council authorized the use of “all means necessary” to remove Hussein’s forces from Kuwait, giving Iraq the deadline of midnight on January 16, 1991, to leave or risk forcible removal. After negotiations between U.S. Secretary of State James Baker and Iraq’s foreign minister, Tariq Aziz, failed, Congress authorized President Bush to use American troops in the coming conflict.

 

   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1990
To Year
1991
 
Last Updated:
Nov 6, 2008
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

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