William Haywood Jefferson, Jr.
Technical Sergeant, Air Force
Casualty Date: March 22, 2008
Died In: near Sperwan Ghar, Afghanistan
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart
Served with the 21st Special Tactics Squadron – Pope Air Force Base, NC; 1991 graduate of Lake Taylor High School; 2004 graduate of Embry-Riddle University where he earned his BS in Professional Aeronautics; died of wounds when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device