This Memorial Page Established by-Nicole Walker
In Honor Of Jerod Heath Osborne
Jerod Heath Osborne, age 20, was born February 23, 1990, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, TX,
and passed away July 5, 2010, in Afghanistan. He was on active duty as a combat medic in
the 82nd Airborne stationed there. When Jerod was young, his family moved from the
Rockwall, TX, area to Seattle, WA, and then to Honolulu, HI, for five years. He never met a
stranger and knew all of the people near his home and on the beach. The family moved back
to the Rockwall area to help care for his grandfather, who died in 1997. The family decided to
stay and made Rockwall their home. Jerod graduated from Rockwall-Heath High School in
2008, after spending his senior year preparing to go into the Army to become a medic. Jerod
began his Army career in boot camp in Ft. Leonard Wood, and then was assigned to the 82nd
Airborne. He transferred to Ft. Benning, GA, for Airborne training. Jerod received several
medals for his dedication above and beyond regular duty. In August 2009 he
was sent to Afghanistan after a visit with family and friends.
Jerod is survived by his parents: Sharon Grillett and husband Gary of Rockwall, TX, and Allan
G. Osborne, III, of Caddo Mills, TX, sister: Hayley Grillett, brothers: Wau-tash, Nako and
Nah-tah-ni Grillett and grandparents: Charlotte Henson of Rockwall, TX, Marilyn Osborne of
Baltimore, MD, and Patricia Burchwell of TX.
June 04, 2014
Donnie and Jaimie Westemeier
Our Daughter, Emily Wade was the recipient of the Jerod H. Osborne Scholarship today at
RHHS and we wanted to share how truly honored we feel that as she begins her journey
towards a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, that she will do so with your financial support. We
know that Emily will do Jerod's legacy proud. We can't imagine the pain of losing a child and
we Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for using your loss to encourage Rockwall
Heath Students during their pursuit of a medical field career of which Jerod shared the same
passion for. We will keep Jerod's Family and Friends in our prayers. Thank you.
Donnie & Jaimie Westemeier
November 26, 2013
Jeffrey R Blay
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.I read your story in
Toyota Today and just wanted to say THANK YOU. My family thanks you.
God bless you and your family.
May 31, 2011
Ms. Crane & Mrs. Martin's 4th Grade Class
I am so sorry for the loss of Spc. Osborne. I learned about his sacrifice to our country in
school today. He was a great man and helped so many people. My friends and I will never
forget him. He was so brave and special. I am thankful to have learned about him.
|Spc. Jerod H. Osborne
United States Army
KIA 05 July 2010, Afghanistan