10 Year Anniversary of Local Serviceman's Death in Iraq
GAINESVILLE - Today marks the ten year anniversary of a Gainesville service member killed in the Middle East.
He was one of the first from our area killed in the War on Terror. He is national guardsman Jeffrey Wershow and he was just 22 when he was killed by a lone gunman in Iraq on July 6, 2003.
Wershow was acting as a bodyguard for U.S. officials visiting the campus of Baghdad University when he was shot.
After his death, he was awarded a bronze star for exemplary service in combat along with a purple heart and other military awards.
Wershow enlisted in the army after graduation from the Oak Hall School in 1999.
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