WE INVITE YOU TO REMEMBER AN AMERICAN HERO
Join Military Warriors Support Foundation and PulteGroup as we build a new home and provide a new beginning to a Gold Star family in Nexton located in Summerville, SC.
U.S. Navy SEAL, Husband, Father, & American Hero
Jason Freiwald, was born on December 20th 1977 in McComb Township, Michigan. He began his military service by enlisting in the United States Navy in November 1996. Freiwald went on to serve with unmeasured courage and bravery in the most elite fighting force of our nation’s military. He served with SEAL Team 3, SEAL Team 5, and in the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSW DEVGRU), often referred to as SEAL Team 6.
On September 11, 2008, Freiwald, an Assistant Assault Team Leader, led his fire team against a heavily fortified compound on a mission to capture top Taliban commanders in Afghanistan. Freiwald selfless actions on this mission saved the lives of his fellow SEALs, as he shielded his team from an enemy fighter which resulted in him becoming fatally wounded. He continued to fight though, killing the enemy fighter who wounded him and six others. Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Jason Freiwald was awarded the Silver Star Medal for his courage under fire on this day and selfless acts of heroism which inspired his teammates, facing overwhelming enemy fire, they continued the fight until the target was secure.
On this day, Jason was survived by his loving wife, Stacey and three year old daughter, Jasmine. SOC Jason Freiwald received the Purple Heart posthumously for being Killed-In-Action. Additionally, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor; Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor, two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and two Combat Action Ribbons.
The Gold Star Family
Stacey and Jason met October 11th 1998 in Coronado, CA and it only took two weeks to realize their relationship was the “real thing.” The happy couple was engaged after two years of dating and married four years later. A year after getting married, they welcomed their beautiful daughter, Jasmine, to the world. Jasmine cherishes the three years she spent with her father and Stacey wouldn’t trade anything for the amazing ten years she had with the love of her life. Jasmine is now eleven years old and excels at school. She’s an avid dancer and wishes nothing more than to be in a neighborhood where she can ride her bike and play outside with her friends.
Stacey is the strong single mother who tries to do it all; she’s advancing her studies while showing her daughter that “there is nothing one cannot do if she sets her mind to it”. Stacey has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro (twice), attempted to swim the English Channel, runs half-marathons, and continues to volunteer with nonprofits traveling to impoverished countries. Stacey, however, willingly admits it has not been an easy road; she has struggled to find her identity separate from “military widow” and is in dire need of a new beginning. The Charleston Area is where that fresh start can happen, as Stacey and Jasmine have family support who live in the vicinity.
PulteGroup’s Built to Honor Program is saying “Thank You” by doing what we do best
Since Built to Honor’s launch in 2013, PulteGroup divisions across the nation have banded together with our dedicated and generous suppliers and contractors to support this cause. Together, we have built 30 new homes worth upwards of $9 million for deserving wounded veterans and their families. With the support of local businesses like you, we would like to continue to provide for these service members and their families.