Tributes

This Memorial Page Established by-ANTHONY JEVON JORDAN-CHRISTMAN
In Honor Of ARMY SGT JEVON K. JORDAN
In loving memory of my father who was wounded March 28, 2008.  He died March 29, 2008.
He was a part of the third Batallion 7th Infantry and 4th Brigade out of Ft. Stewart Georgia.  I
really miss you Dad.  I am 15 turning 16 in December.

I am making you proud.  I wear your dog tags every day.  I know that you are in Heaven
watching over me.

I love you so much and I hope that I can still build the car that you wanted us to do together.

love your son Tony

July 19, 2013
Kathryn J. Crowell-Grate
Jevon,
I wish you could be here to see the man Tony has become.  He is wonderful.  He will make
you proud.

It has been 5 years and I have watched him grow and mature and he is bringing other children
to Christ.

This is a wonderful tribute he made to you.  I will continue to watch out for him.

Love ya and miss ya.

July 15, 2010
SPC garrett robert a
hey J, miss you bro. hope your family stays straight. i named my son after you man i wish
you could see him. your wife an kids are in my prayers every day

May 25, 2010
ANTHONY JEVON JORDAN-CHRISTMAN
Jevon K. Jordan
Wednesday, April 02 2008 @ 10:57 PM MDT
Contributed by: River97

The Virginian-Pilot -- A soldier from Norfolk who was injured in an explosion in Iraq last month has died, the
Pentagon said late Wednesday.

The Department of Defense said Sgt. Jevon K. Jordan, 32, died Saturday at the Landstuhl Regional Medical
Center in Landstuhl, Germany.

Jordan was wounded March 23 in Abu Jassim, Iraq, when the vehicle he was in encountered an improvised
explosive device, the Pentagon said.

Jordan was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry
Division based at Fort Stewart, Ga.

OCALA.com -- OCALA - For Ocala resident Kathryn Crowell-Grate, worrying about loved ones in the military is
nothing new.

Crowell-Grate grew up in a military family, and her husband, Nathaniel Grate, is retired from the Navy and
serving as a civilian contractor on a Navy ship in the Persian Gulf.


But Crowell-Grate couldn't be prepared for the news she received Monday. Her son-in-law, Army Sgt. Javon
Jordan, was critically wounded in Iraq.

"When we got the call, everybody thought they were lying," she recalled Thursday. "You watch the news, and
think 'OK, it's not going to hit us close to home.' It's always somebody else."

According to Crowell-Grate, Jordan, 32, was wounded Sunday by a roadside bomb that exploded next to the
vehicle in which he was riding. Three of his fellow soldiers were killed.

Jordan was flown to a military hospital in Germany with a severe head injury, and is expected to be flown to
Bethesda Naval Medical Center today if he is stable enough, Crowell-Grate said. She's planning to fly to
Washington, D.C., today to join her daughter Michelle, Jordan's wife, at his bedside.

But the outlook is grim.

"If he's stable enough, they're going to fly him back," she said. "They're not expecting him to make it."

Military spokespeople could not be reached Thursday to confirm Crowell-Grate's account. Paul Flusche, a
spokesman for U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns' office, confirmed Crowell-Grate had contacted the office for possible
assistance with transportation to Washington.

Crowell-Grate, the administrator of the Contemporary Christian Academy/The Children's Hubb in Ocala, said
she had known Jordan since he was a child in Norfolk, Va.

"This little boy was in third grade, and he said he's in love with my daughter," she said. "He practically lived at
my house."

Javon and Michelle Jordan have been married for 13 years, and live in Virginia with their three children,
Crowell-Grate said.

For Jordan, the Army was a ladder to success, she said.

"He loves his country, and the military was all he knew to be successful," she said. He was on his second tour of
duty in Iraq, she said.

It's hard to comprehend the war injury that could take her son-in-law's life, Crowell-Grate said. But she's
determined to be strong for her daughter and grandchildren.

"That (risk is) a part of his job, and I respect that, and that's a part of my husband's job, and I respect that, but
when you're grieving, you can't see past that," she said. "I know because of my faith in God that He'll give me
strength to be Grandma and everything that I need to be for them."
Sgt. Jevon K. Jordan
United States Army
KIA 29 March 2009, Iraq
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32, of Norfolk, Va.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat
Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died March 29 in Abu Jassim, Iraq, when his
vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.