tribute to Jameson
The Combat Medic Training Center at Logistical Support Area Anaconda
was renamed the "Sgt. 1st Class Tricia L. Jameson Combat
Medic Training Center" to honor the fallen soldier of the
Nebraska Army National Guard's 313th Medical Company. Jameson,
who had been in Iraq for about two weeks, was killed when an
improvised explosive device detonated near her Hum-Vee as she
attempted to reach a group of injured Marines after they had
been struck by an earlier IED.
"This training center is exactly
what Sergeant Jameson was all about,"
said Capt. Robert Miller, the executive officer and field medical
officer of the 313th Med. Co. "She was not only a medic,
but she was a teacher. Sharing and teaching others, and caring
for Soldiers was what she was about." Miller worked closely
with his fellow Nebraska Army National Guard Soldier for many
years. Both had worked as instructors at the Regional Training
Institute at Camp Ashland, Neb., to train soldiers from seven
states. Miller recalled times when Jameson would drive 50 miles
to his house to ensure he had all the necessary equipment to
teach the next day's class. "When it came to organization,
managing and working with soldiers, her patience was phenomenal,"
Miller said. "She was probably the easiest person in the
world to get along with."
Miller described Jameson as a typical
Midwestern woman, saying she'd
be caught a little off guard to see the dedication. "She
wasn't a glory seeker," said Miller, "she'd be humbled
by this, very humbled."
Miller also felt it is fitting to name
the training center in honor of Jameson.
"This is her. This embodies everything she was always about,"