Obituary: Jeremiah L. Freitag


BLYTHEWOOD – Captain Jeremiah L. Freitag was born and raised in Mediapolis, Iowa. CPT Freitag enlisted in the Army in 2003 as a 13B cannon crewmember. He attended one station unit training (OSUT) at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and was then assigned to Fort Stewart, Georgia. He deployed from 2005-2006 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III where he served as the squad designated marksman for an explosive ordnance disposal team. CPT Freitag transferred into the U.S. Army Reserves in 2006 where he attended the USAR Drill Sergeant Academy. In 2010 CPT Freitag graduated from Western Illinois University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology and commissioned as Medical Service Corps officer.

From 2010-2014, CPT Freitag was assigned to 1-41 Field Artillery where he served as a Medical Staff Officer and a Platoon Leader. While assigned to Fort Stewart, CPT Freitag deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a FOB closure OIC.

From 2015 to current, CPT Freitag has been assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity at Fort Jackson, SC.   He first served as the Department of Primary Care administrator where he was responsible for providing administrative support to the Integrated Health Medical Home, Moncrief Medical Home, Acute Care Clinic, Exceptional Family Member Program, TBI, Dermatology, Gynecology and Emergency Medical Services. Later, CPT Freitag was selected as the Medical Company Commander and then the Chief of the Medical Management Center.

CPT Freitag has attended and successfully completed the AMEDD Captain’s Career Course, AMEDD Officer Basic Course, Basic Healthcare Administrator Course (BHAC), Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP) level 1 Course, and Total Army Instructor Course. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Ribbon, Afghani Campaign Medal (with Campaign Star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (with Campaign Star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and NATO Medal. His unit awards include the Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation (with two Oak Leaf Clusters) and Army Superior Unit Award.  His badges include the Drill Sergeant Badge and Combat Action Badge.

Jeremiah was a devoted husband, father and faithful man of God.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting with his wife, playing the saxophone, worshiping The Lord, and studying the bible with his children.

In addition to his parents CPT Freitag, is survived by his wife of ten years Victoria Freitag; his beloved children, Asia Victoria Freitag and Christian Lee Freitag; siblings Ryan Freitag (Shauna) and Jennifer Freitag (Brad Trainer); his brother in Christ, Ryan Bloomberg. He is also survived by his great grandfather Roy Freitag; grandparents Bonnie and Ron Fromm, and Roy Freitag; uncle and aunt Scott and Jennifer Grover; and nieces and nephews Olivia, Carson and Lincoln Freitag.

The funeral service for CPT Freitag was held at 1 o’clock, Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Road Ext, Columbia, the Rev. Jeff Benson officiated. Interment with full military honors followed at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family received friends from 5 until 7 o’clock, Monday evening at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A memorial has also been established for Jeremiah’s children.

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7

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