SGT Jonathan Peney

Honoring our Fallen Hero:

Died on June 1, 2010
Operation Enduring Freedom

Sgt. Jonathan Kellylee Peney, 22, was a combat medic assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. He was born on July 1, 1987, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Peney was killed by enemy fire while moving under heavy fire to provide aid to a wounded Ranger in the Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

He was on his fourth deployment in support of the War on Terror with three previous deployments to Afghanistan.

After graduating from high school, Peney enlisted in the U.S. Army from his hometown of Marietta, Ga., in November 2005. 

He completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning and Combat Medic Training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He returned to Fort Benning in June 2006 and completed the Basic Airborne Course and the Ranger Indoctrination Program before attending the Special Operations Combat Medic Course at Fort Bragg, N.C. Peney was then assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment in November 2007.

His military education includes the Basic Airborne Course, Ranger Indoctrination Program, Special Operations Combat Medic Course and the U.S. Army Ranger Course.

His awards and decorations include the Ranger Tab, Expert Field Medical Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.

He has also been awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with combat star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon.

He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart and the Meritorious Service Medal.

Peney is survived by his wife Kristin and his mother Sue L. Peney.


2 thoughts on “SGT Jonathan Peney

  1. As June 1st 2020, rapidly approaches, it will be ten (10) years since the Notification Team knocked on my front door … a grain of sand in the picture of this universe. I will celebrate my son’s love of life. Doc’s grin and his hugs. Thank you Sua Sponte Foundation for never forgetting and forever saying his name. I will smile through the tears because I am his mother. McGee, hugs and love


  2. As the world is waking on a new day, it is so quiet except the beating of my heart as I read comments about my son. You see even as the world is engulfed in creating a new day, 01 June 2010, reminds as if it was yesterday. The knock on the door, the notification team walking towards me, the journey began. Since that initial day my world was changed … you see Doc was my only child. He remains as my anchor of life. I continue to wake, put my feet on the ground, I have a cherished mission to ” say his name”, to honor his chosen occupation, an US ARMY RANGER MEDIC, an Airborne Ranger In The Sky, to be in awe of learning what serving in the military to protect the US Constitution encompasses. Truly blessed by inspiration of love and respect not only for the military but for “family” whether blood or not. From the child who walked up to me at a framing store as I was holding Doc’s photo who grabbed my pant leg gesturing to me with a question “My mommy says that’s your son”. As I replied shaking my head, “Yes”. WITH wisdom beyond her years smiled “…you will see him again. He is with the Angels.” A child reminded me …


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