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William Haywood Jefferson, Jr.

Technical Sergeant, Air Force

Born: July 21, 1973
Hometown: Norfolk
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

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