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Emily Perez

Born: Feb 19, 1983

Death: Sep 12, 2006

Birthplace: Heidelberg

Nationality: United States

Emily Perez

Date of Birth : Feb 19, 1983
Date of Death : Sep 12, 2006
Birth Place : Heidelberg

Emily Jazmin Tatum Perez was a female minority Cadet Command Sergeant Major in the United States Military Academy at West Point. Born in Heidelberg, West Germany, of African American and Hispanic parents in a U.S. military family, she graduated from Oxon Hill High School in Maryland, where she ranked among the top-10 students in her class and was wing commander of Junior ROTC. In July 2001, after graduation from high school, Perez entered the United States Military Academy at West Point. There she was an exemplary student and talented track athlete. Following graduation from West Point in 2005, she was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division of the United States Army. Perez was killed in action on September 12, 2006, while leading a convoy through Al Kifl, Iraq, a mission for which she had volunteered.

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