View Full Version : Jason R. Freiwalk Memorial Run - Sep 9th, 2012

Gas Man
09-08-2012, 10:55 AM
Looks like a good ride & good cause

Put on with Powerlet, it has to be good.

Jason R. Freiwald Memorial Run

Jason Freiwald died in Afghanistan on Sept. 11th, 2008, from injuries sustained during combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was awarded the Bronze Star among other commemorations.

Freiwald was born Dec. 20, 1977 in Utica, Michigan where he later graduated from Armada Senior High School. He enlisted in the Navy on April 25, 1996 and reported to Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill., on November 5, 1996.

After completing basic training he graduated from the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center, Dam Neck, Va., before reporting to Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training at Coronado, Calif. Upon graduating from BUD/S, Freiwald completed Basic Airborne School in Ft. Benning, Georgia.He then reported to his first permanent duty station at SEAL Team 5 at Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, Calif.

He served at SEAL Team 5 for two years before transferring to SEAL Team 3 in Coronado. While at SEAL Teams 5 and 3 he completed numerous qualifications to prepare him for combat, including sniper training, Arabic, and tactical rock climbing, to name only a few. Freiwald also distinguished himself during multiple combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In March 2005 Freiwald transferred from SEAL Team 3 and began the demanding selection and training program at NSWDG. Freiwald completed the arduous training and received orders to Naval Special Warfare Tactical Development and Evaluation Squadron 2.Freiwald is a highly-decorated SEAL combat veteran including the Bronze Star medal with combat "V" distinguishing device; Joint Service Commendation Medal with combat "V" distinguishing device; two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal with combat "V" distinguishing device; the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal; Combat Action ribbon, and numerous personal, unit and campaign medals.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Freiwald is survived by his loving wife, Stacey; his daughter, Jasmine; and his mother and father, Terri and Richard Freiwald.

The community will have a motorcycle run to honor Freiwald on Sept. 9, 2012. Check-in will be at Detroit Motorcycle Parts, Sales, and Service (Formenly Detroit HD) on VanDyke Ave. just north of 10 mile from 9:00 a.m. until noon. An escorted ride will start at noon and will end at the fairgrounds in Romeo (South of 32, East of Van Dyke.) Lunch will be provided for all participants when we get to the fairgrounds. Vendors, music, raffles, and a beer tent will set up for an enjoyable afternoon. The prices for the run are $20 for riders and $15 for passengers and non-riders. We do encourage anyone who doesn't or can't ride in the run to meet us at the fairgrounds, you will fall under the non-rider pricing. Riders will get a t-shirt, patch, and camo pen for pre registration. This year, all proceeds will go to Special Operations Warrior Foundation and Navy SEALS Foundation which both help the families of fallen operators.