PFC Jeremy Pat Faulkner
Our Hometown Heroes
Jeremy Pat Faulkner – Awarded the Bronze Star for Heroism
Jeremy Pat Faulkner didn’t grow up wanting to be a hero. You see, Faulkner was awarded the Bronze Star, one of the highest medals the U.S. Army can award for bravery and heroism. Born on May 5, 1987 in East Point, U.S. Army Private First Class Davis grew up in Stockbridge. He enlisted and went to fight the war in Afghanistan in Operation Enduring Freedom. Jeremy was a member of the elite 101st Airborne Rangers.
On March 29, 2011, PFC Faulkner and his unit were attacked in the Sarkani Kunar Province of Afghanistan. Faulkner was killed in action. His company commander said, “Jeremy’s actions speak louder than (anything) we can do here.” The hero was awarded the Bronze Star by the U.S. Army.
Jeremy’s mother, well known Griffinite, Judy Fischel Berry, and family, buried Jeremy in the Fairview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Stockbridge.
Although Faulkner did not come home alive to a family and community that loved him, a grateful community now honors the Hometown Hero. An individual plaque will be installed in Historic Downtown Griffin. The plaque is proudly sponsored by Griffin’s own, The Sock Shoppe.