A memorial to Petty Officer 2nd Class Jared Dean Krutke

Nov 13, 1982 → Mar 15, 2007

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jared Krutke Jared, Nicole and Elizabeth Krutke

Larry Walston, Jared's step-father, has written a book which contains a chapter about Jared's life and death. The book is called Making Sense of Life and Death and can be ordered from Amazon via the link displayed here. The chapter On Jared's life is excellent.

06/22/10 Update - Added link to gravesite finder.

03/22/10 Update - Added photos from Barb Mowrey and links to more images and news about Camp Krutke.

12/27/09 Update - Camp Krutke was dedicated December 21 and is now operational.

12/20/09 Update - The 74th Naval Mobile Construction Battalion has named a new camp in Afghanistan after Jared. Camp Krutke, located in southern Afghanistan will be dedicated on December 21.

03/24/08 Update - The sailor who shot Jared has been found guilty, and has been sentenced to 40 years confinement and a dishonorable discharge.

Camp Krutke Dedicated in Afghanistan

Dedication Press Release from the US Navy

Dedication Photos from the US Navy

SecNav visits Camp Krutke

Photo from Camp Krutke

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Gravesite Listing (findagrave.com)

Stories about Jared

Impact Statements from Court Martial

Funeral Service in Sheboygan, WI

Guam Memorial Services

USS Ashland Memorial Services

Memorial Service in Gulfport, Mississippi

Patriot Guard blog

Jared's MySpace Page (updated the day before he died)


Some news articles…

Note: PDFs replace articles no longer available on the net.