Army Private First Class Jason D Scheuerman of Lynchburg, Virginia. A 2003 high school graduate, Scheuerman spent part of his high school years at Heritage High School in Lynchburg before finishing high school in Sanford, N.C., in 2003. During high school he participated in the ROTC.
PFC Scheuerman and his brother Chris, 21, both joined the Army after high school. Chris Scheuerman is a chaplain’s assistant at Fort Bragg, N.C. Jason Scheuerman was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, at Fort Benning, Ga.
“He was a good kid,” said his older brother, Chris. “He was a fun-loving person,” said his uncle, Geary Jarrett. “He was deep intellectually.” Roger Littleton, the youth minister at West Lynchburg Baptist Church, said Scheuerman was an active member and a voice in the adult choir. He also went on several mission trips and conducted backyard Bible classes. “He was funny, friendly and loved kids,” said Littleton. “It’s a terrible loss for his family, his church and the city.” Pastor Mike Cox of West Lynchburg Baptist Church remembers spending two weeks with Scheuerman on a mission trip a few years ago. “I’ll remember him, in my estimation, as a hero, not just because he died, but because he went,” Cox said. “He went.”
PFC Jason D Scheuerman took his own life on July 30, 2005, in Muqdadiyah, Iraq while serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was 20 years old.