Jason Denfrund

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Cattaraugus, NY

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Sergeant

Sergeant Jason Denfrund was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY. He was on his third deployment to Iraq when he died of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit.

Denfrund was an athletic leader, captaining the Cattaraugus High School football team and later playing at SUNY Brockport. He was known as a funny, smart, and all-around good person, loved and missed by many.

Jason was a dedicated soldier, husband, and father. “We miss him very very much,” recalled Melissa Denfrund.

Age: 24

Date of Death: December 25, 2006

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