Jeffrey Scott Taylor

Jeffrey Scott Taylor

Age: 30
Branch: USN
Rank(s): HM2, HM1
Unit(s): NSWG1, ST8, ST10
Station: Pearl Harbor, HI

Fallen on: 28 Jun 2005
Location: Asadabad, Afghanistan
Era: Global War on Terror
Campaign: Operation RED WINGS

Medals & Commendations: Bronze Star Medal with ‘V’ device for valor, Purple Heart, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with ‘V’ device for valor and gold star, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon w/bronze star, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, Navy Battle ā€˜Eā€™ Ribbon, Navy Good Conduct Medal w/2 bronze stars, Fleet Marine Force Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal w/bronze star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/2 bronze stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/2 bronze stars, NATO ISAF Afghanistan Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.

Hometown: Midway, WV

HM1 Taylor was one of 16 U.S. troops aboard a MH-47 Chinook helicopter who were killed Tuesday as they flew into a mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan to aid a band of U.S. troops fighting militants. 8 SEALs perished in the crash including HM1 Taylor.