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Town dedicates memorial to soldier killed in Iraq

Specialist Jared J. Raymond (US Army)
December 11, 2022

The town dedicated a memorial Sunday in honor of Jared Raymond, a U.S. Army soldier from Swampscott who was killed in action while serving in Iraq. The memorial is located at the corner of Essex Street and Swampscott Road.

Specialist Jared J. Raymond (US Army)

Raymond, a specialist with the 4th Infantry Division, was 20 years old when he was killed by a roadside bomb in September 2006.

Steve Bohn, the veterans liaison for U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton,D-Salem, said in a press release announcing the dedication that Raymond’s legacy inspired him to join the military.

Specialist Jared J. Raymond (US Army)

“I remember going to Jared’s funeral and being overtaken with emotions,” Bohn said. “When I saw his mother, Jackie, clenching his folded up flag, that broke me. I knew then and there that I needed to join and be part of something bigger than myself. Jared’s legacy left a long-lasting impression on my life.”


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