Jack Hennessy

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Naperville, IL

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Sergeant

Jack enlisted in the Army as an infantryman after high school. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division and was a fire team leader when he was killed by small arms fire at a traffic checkpoint in Baghdad, Iraq.

Jack was a kind and generous friend who grew into a great man and leader. He embodied work hard, play hard and left an impact on many. Jack threw himself headfirst into every challenge with a smile on his face when we were kids and he stayed that way until then end, leading from the front.

My son is named after Jack, and it couldn’t make me prouder.

Age: 21

Date of Death: October 01, 2004

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