Kentucky Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

A Kentucky family is dealing with an unimaginable loss. The military has announced the death of 22-year-old Army Specialist Jeremy Gullett.

He was from Greenup County in northeastern Kentucky.

Gullet's family says he always wanted to be a soldier and now, as a Specialist with the 10st Airborne Division, he will be laid to rest as one.

The Department of Defense says Gullet died when a roadside bomb hit his vehicle in Afghanistan. His family was notified of his death by the military on Wednesday.

Another soldier riding with Gullett was also killed. He's identified as 25-year-old Sergeant Kevin Roberts of Farmington, New Mexico.

Gullett was a 2003 graduate of Greenup County High School.

He was also a member of the Little Sandy Volunteer Fire Department, along with much of his family, and will receive full firefighter honors when he's buried.

Gullett's mother says he was deployed to Afghanistan in March, the weekend before Easter.

The family has been told his remains will arrive in a week to ten days. Flags on state buildings will remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of his funeral. That day has not yet been set.

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  • by saddened Location: pikeville on May 10, 2008 at 07:46 PM
    condolences from pikeville. unfortunately,this is another horrible thing resulting from the war.
  • by me Location: corbin on May 10, 2008 at 03:57 AM
    Our hearts go out to the friends and family of this young man! Thank you, Mr Gullet for being there to defend our freedom and the American way of life! You paid the ultimate price and for that there are no words strong enough to show our graditude. You Sir are a HERO! THANK YOU!
  • by Jeremy's Cousin Location: Greenup Ky on May 9, 2008 at 10:39 PM
    I would also like to thank Mr. Roberts. He put his life on the line for our freedom. I am sure he will be missed greatly. We are so sorry for your loss. He is a HERO in our eyes along with Jeremy. May god bless your family.
  • by Cousin Chrissy Location: Greenup, KY on May 9, 2008 at 10:36 PM
    Jeremy was a loving and devoted father and husband. He was a great person to be around. In my eyes he will always be a HERO. He loved to give back to his community and was an active member on the Little Sandy Volunteer Fire Dept. Jeremy is gone but will never be forgotten. I love you bub,
  • by Anonymous on May 9, 2008 at 01:11 PM
    MY SUV get 7 miles to the gallon. I'm somebody!!!
  • by David Location: Somerset on May 9, 2008 at 12:19 PM
    Words are never enough but the ultimate sacrifice of this great soldier is humbly received with total appreciation. I trust this family may find consolation from God and all Americans. Blessings
  • by Gale Location: Lancaster on May 9, 2008 at 11:24 AM
    Our Hero gave his life for us...I do blame Bush for his death. It's his fault we are in war. Wonder how long this war would go on if his precious daughters were over there.
  • by Anonymous on May 9, 2008 at 07:35 AM
    I am so sorry for the loss of your family member. Let me say he died being a true hero, fighting for our freedom. I thank God daily that we have brave and unselfish Americans who will give their lives to save ours. God bless you all during this time.


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