Sgt. Jean Paul Medlin

United States Marine Corps
KIA 19 May 2007, Iraq
Tributes

Memorial Page Established by- Silvia Medlin


SGT Jean Paul Medlin was born on July 26, 1979 in Witcha,Kansas. SGT Medlin was assigned to the 1st
Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. My
brother was deployed in October 2006 at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq. On May 19th , 2007 my
brother was K.I.A when an I.E.D struck the Bradley he was riding in. SGT Medlin grew up in
Birmingham, Alabama and graduated from Hewitt Trussville High School. Shortly after graduating high
school SGT Medlin joined the U.S.M.C. While serving in the U.S.M.C SGT Medlin achieved sergeant in
less than four years and was a Scout Sniper. He also was awarded many service awards which include:
Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Conduct Medal, National
Defense Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism
Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon,
NATO Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge and Weapons Qualification Badge.
My brother SGT Medlin was an amazing brother, son, friend, and soldier. He was always full of jokes
and stunts aiming to make everyone laugh. My brother was a leader and took pride in everything he
did. No matter how hard or bad things got he always made the best of it. There isn’t a day that goes by I
don’t think about or miss my brother. I will never forget his sacrifice.  My brother will always be my
hero!!! You will be missed dearly!!   
Proud Sister of SGT Jean Paul Medlin































June 05, 2013
Travis Root
Finding your name on a K.I.A. list hit hard Paul.  Especially when I was hoping to talk and catch-up with
ya.  Being roommates while in 2/8 Scout Sniper Platoon was, by far, the best part of my 4 years.  Always
a good time, either in the field or out on the town.  Never a dull moment.  There was always fun to be
had.  Sorry to see that you were taken from us so soon.  You were a great man Paul.  A patriot, leader,
fighter, and above all... A U.S. MARINE!  You will be missed, but never forgotten.  May you rest in peace
brother.  Semper Fi!

November 11, 2011
Vince Gizzarelli USMC (Ret)
The last time I saw him was January 8th 1999. We were in the same Platoon on Parris Island. Its been
almost 13 yrs and finding out that he is gone hit me like a sledgehammer to the chest. Forged in fire
and a title earned. United States Marine. Its more than just a title though. Its a brotherhood. Semper
Fidelis Medlin. You are not forgotten.

May 18, 2010
Heather Brasher
Paul, I think you would be happy to know how much you are missed. Three years come and gone and I
still think of you often. Miss you and sending lots of love up to you!

May 14, 2010
Jeremy Northrop
Hey buddy, just figured I would say I miss you.

January 14, 2010
Cpl. Jeremy Northrop
Hey Buddy, I really miss you Jean Paul.....  I know Tommy and sister and parents do too...   I will see you
soon buddy...

July 30, 2009
Michelle Lee Denton Cook
IPaul was a great man. People loved him and he loved people. He was and still is a hero to me. He will
always be missed. We love you Paul.

May 10, 2009
Jeremy Northrop
Jean Paul was my Sniper partner for over 2 years in the Corps, I am in the pic holding the M203 behind
him.  He was a Great man and a Good friend, he has and will be missed dearly for the rest of my life.


March 24, 2008
GYSGT JOSHUA WESSON, USMC
I WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL WITH PAUL AND HAD MANY MUTUAL
FIENDS.  PAUL WAS A GREAT YOUNG MAN AND HE WILL BE MISSED.

Feb 4, 2008
Richard (Mikey) Santiago, Jr.
Been thinking about my friend, I'll never forget the
things we did as children young men a friendship that I am honored to be
a part of that will last throughout eternity, I send my love to Ma
Medlin and Mr. Medlin.
Love Mike

March 19, 2008
GYSGT JOSHUA WESSON, USMC

I WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL WITH PAUL AND HAD MANY MUTUAL
FRIENDS.  PAUL WAS A GREAT YOUNG MAN AND HE WILL BE MISSED.
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Paul and Tommy