Sgt. Jeremy D. Foshee
160th Special Operations
Sergeant Jeremy D. Foshee is a native of Pisgah, Alabama. His parents are Bobby and Patsy Foshee and he has one brother, Nicholas. He enlisted in the Army in 1995 and was assigned to Delta Company, 1st Battalion 222nd Aviation Regiment, Fort Eustis, Virginia. After Graduation from Basic Combat Training (BCT0 and the Medium Helicopter Repairman Course (67U) advanced Individual Training (AIT), Sergeant Foshee was assigned to Alpha Company, 8th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, Fort Campbell, Ky. In 1998, Sergeant Foshee received orders and served with distinction in Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea.
Sergeant Foshee was assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Training Company (SOATC) in 2000 and upon completion of the Basic Mission Qualification Course (Green Platoon) and MH-47e course was assigned to Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 160th SOAR. Sergeant Foshee was assigned as a Crew Chief to Echo Company, 160th SOAR (Airborne). He deployed with his unit to multiple locations across the Pacific Command in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
A Mother Waits
A young man is called to serve his country at war.
As he packs his bags his mother cries and pleads for him not to go.
He tells her not to cry, that he will return as a hero.
"All I want is a son," she says.
For months she receives a letter a week.
She reads them religiously,
Then one day, the letters stop.
As she is re-reading his last letter, there is a knock at the door.
A man dressed in a military uniform is standing there with a tear in his eye.
He tells her that her son was killed in battle,
But not to cry--he died as a hero.
She does not cry.
Very silently she says,
"All I wanted was a son."
Written in memory of Jeremy Foshee by Josh Wright, 2002
Aug. 14, 1976-Feb. 22, 2002
A Nightstalker Who Didn't Quit
Last year you were in a foreign land,
You were there because duty was in demand,
You needed to make sure Old Glory continued to fly,
You didn't know your helicopter would fall from the sky.
God had in store for your life another plan,
He had a task for a Nightstalker, not just any man.
It was no accident what took place that February day,
Your divine appointment with the Master was at bay,
Today I know you are in a much better place,
I can almost see that big grin on your face.
There is nothing that can take away all our gloom,
A ray of hope we have when we see a flower in bloom.
We will see you again in your new home,
And who knows it may not be very long.
With all our love,
Mom, Dad and Nick
forJeremy was held Saturday, April 13th, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at New Home Baptist Church, Rosalie, Alabama. For program of the service, click on ribbon.
Click on candle above for a link to pictures of the newly completed "Jeremy Foshee Memorial Park" and facilities.
Nov. 10, 2002
New Home Baptist Church
(Click on above photo for more photos of the Dedication Ceremony)
Jeremy's Graduation Picture
Jeremy's Graduation Picture 2
Jeremy and Nicholas
Jeremy and Nicholas (2)
Jeremy, Nicholas, Bobby and Patsy
Jeremy, Nicholas, Bobby and Patsy (2)
New Home Baptist Church Newsletter
**Alabama Veterans Memorial Ceremony**
**Memorial Day Ceremony--Jackson County, Alabama**
*****Sgt. Jeremy Foshee Memorial Park*****new
*****Happy Birthday Jeremy*****new
**New** Memorial Plaque Dedication in the Phillipines
The newly completed "Jeremy Foshee Memorial Park"
****NEW****Dedication Ceremony Pictures
My First Christmas in Heaven
Fort Campbell Memorial 2003
*****new***** Nightstalker picture
*****NEW*****Pictures of Jeremy
A Tribute To My Son
Here it is another Veteran's Day
And you are so far away.
Our hearts are made to be sad
We miss you so much, me and your Dad.
Nick should be busy on your old car
Or you will have a Duster that won't go far.
You told me not to worry, it would only make me look old
That's the least of my worries I want you to know.
Your church family is praying for you
We hope to see you soon, but, you say, maybe June.
For your safety to the Lord I must look
I get my daily strength by reading His book.
Written by Patsy Foshee for a special Veteran's Day Service at New Home Baptist Church, November 11, 2001
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"These men gave their lives in the defense of freedom, doing what they loved most, flying with the 160th. They were close friends and quiet professionals who lived by our motto: Night Stalkers Dont Quit. " Colonel Richard Polczynski
In Grateful Memory of
Jeremy D. Foshee
Eulogy given by SFC Williams at the Memorial Ceremony held at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
I stand before you today having been given the privilege of honoring the memory of Sgt. Jeremy Foshee.
The first time that I met Jeremy was during Black Monday at selection training.
And as everyone who has been through this course knows, this is the day you don't want to be late.
Jeremy shows up late and I see him trying to sneak into the back of the formation.
I ask the class leader.....why do I have people coming late into formation? And at this time I said, "Hey, Highspeed, get up here."
And when I looked at Jeremy he remained at the position of attention.
I said again, "Hey, highspeed, get your tail up here right now!"
At this time I noticed one of the guys in the first rank shaking as if he was extremely cold.
And I'm trying to figure out why, because it's not that cold outside.
And I said, "Hey highspeed, didn't you hear me? Are you deaf? Get up here right now.
Then Jeremy looks up at me and says, "Sgt. Nightstalker", in a very nervous and anxious voice, "Are you talking to me or are you talking to him as he pointed to the shaking soldier?"
And I said, "Which one of you am I looking at?"
Jeremy said, "Sgt. Nightstalker, you're looking at both of us." And then the entire class bust-up in laughter.
This was my first encounter with Jeremy.
As Black Monday went on, we went to the Memorial Wall. This is a time of reflection and inspiration to all Nightstalkers, past and present, to remind us of the ultimate sacrifice that Nightstalkers that have gone before us have made.
And as I went on to talk about the missions that only this unit does, I could tell by the look in soldiers' eyes, that it affects certain soldiers differently.
But every now and again, you'll get a couple of Nightstalkers that you can see that fire and passion in their eyes, that gives us purpose and meaning. And from this day forth, I could just see the fire turn into a blazing inferno. I could see the motivation and dedication of the motto "Nightstalkers Don't Quit." This had been born in Jeremy's eyes on this day.
Every day I saw Jeremy, he'd ask about the mission, and crewing aircraft.
I showed him pictures of some of the past missions and old Nightstalkers that I had serviced with whose names were on that wall.
He would question me about how can I become a part of this.
So I gave him a dash 10 and a couple of questions everyday, and he'd return the next day with the answer.
The more I gave him, the more and more he wanted. You could see that he had found the mission that he was looking for his whole life that gave him the purpose, the drive, that thing deep inside your body called your soul that will take you well beyond the capabilities of your physical body.
Jeremy is one of those guys who comes through class that's a "God send" to an old instructor which reminded me why I do what I do.
And as he went further through his Flight Training course, he would continually call me and tell me the missions he had just done.
I could hear the life in him as he explained the details of the mission, which had come to bring so much joy and happiness in his life.
When we talked about him completing one of our Special missions, he told me that he saw what selection training was all about.
It wasn't a smoke session or just knee strike, but it instilled in us that it takes a special, non-mass produced soldier to do what we do.
To take a piece from our Creed..........................This is a calling a few will answer, where mission is constant, demanding, and hard.
And I can honestly stand here today and tell you that Jeremy died, doing what he wanted to do, and I know a bunch of people doing jobs that make a whole lot more money, but don't receive a tenth of happiness or satisfaction in their life.
So, today, I tell you after being a Nightstalker for 12 years of my life.................Jeremy really understands that "Nightstalkers Don't Quit."
So, in closing, I say to Jeremy, you will truly be missed, but not forgotten.
We'll meet again in that great formation in the sky. And you'll certainly know which one I am. Just look for the Nightstalker carrying a big log trying to give St. Peter a Mississippi tattoo, extremely loud mouth, and that unmistakable, Wild Eye." I'm sure we'll laugh about it again.
Until then, I know the old Nightstalkers in Heaven will be training you on your new mission. God Bless.
Operation Enduring Freedom
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