Memorial Page Established By-Meaghan C.
In Honor Of Jared Stanker
Jared Stanker was a well known man in the Brother Rice community and also in the Mother
Mcauley Community in Chicago. Today we watched as he was honored coming down 99th
street with respect and patriotism for all he has done for our country. Jared Stanker you are a
hero in the eyes of many people and you will forever be one. I can speak for everyone when I
say that he will truly be missed, he fought for his country with pride and honor and it will
never be forgotten. Prayers go out to all who ever got the chance to meet this young man. We
love you Jared!

September 01, 2015

Thank you Meaghan for your beautiful words. As the six year anniversary is 8 weeks away I
just wanted to say. Rereading all the kind words people write about Jared is all we have to
keep us going as he is not forgotten. The loss of Jared a young man so intent on fighting for
this country and so willing to possibly lose his life to help the woman and children stuck in a
war zone still amazes me and sometimes angers me. I always knew I could never talk him out
of his choice to serve it had been his passion since he was four years old guided by his
Marine grandfather. We discussed it daily and he told me everyone has the right to a decent
life even over there and he was going end of story. Well, he went and my nightmare was made
a reality but I have the most beautiful memories of this young hero and his old soul beliefs.
God bless all those that serve so we may live the lives we do, free.
Spc. Jared D. Stanker
United States Army
KIA 27 October 2009, Afghanistan
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22, of Evergreen Park, Ill.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker
Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Oct. 27 in Arghandab
Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an IED.
Also killed were Army Sgt. Fernando Delarosa, Army Staff Sgt. Luis M. Gonzalez, Army Sgt.
Dale R. Griffin, Army Sgt. Issac B. Jackson, Army Pfc. Christopher I. Walz and Army Sgt. Patrick
O. Williamson.