The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, CPL Jeremy Paul Bouffard, who died in the service of his country on August 22nd, 2007 in Multaka, Iraq. The cause of death was listed as Helicopter Crash. At the time of his death Jeremy was 21 years of age. He was from Middlefield, Massachusetts.
The decorations earned by CPL Jeremy Paul Bouffard include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star,
He was a member of the Recon/Scout Platoon
The following link is a tribute site developed by his family;
BOUFFARD, Corporal Jeremy Paul Corporal Jeremy Paul Bouffard, 21, stationed in Schofield Barracks, Wahiawa, Hawaii, died Wednesday, (August 22, 2007) in Kirkuk, Iraq. He was born in Chester and grew up in Middlefield. He attended local schools and was a 2004 graduate of Gateway Regional High School where he was a member of the Cross Country and Wrestling teams. Jeremy attended Pioneer Valley Assembly of God Church where he was a member of the worship team. After high school, Jeremy completed Basic Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He went on to graduate from both Infantry School and Airborne School. Jeremy was in the 2-35 HHC Reconnaissance Scouts Platoon, 25th Infantry Division, "Tropical Lightning," based in Hawaii. Among other awards he received the Bronze Star, Combat Action Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, the Parachutist Badge or "Jump Wings", and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. Jeremy leaves his wife Mandy (Burgess) Bouffard, formerly of Huntington, his son Caleb Matthew, his parents Stephen and Paula Bouffard of Middlefield, his sisters: Maegan Davis of Northampton, Molly Bouffard of Great Barrington and Therese Bouffard of Middlefield. He also leaves his maternal grandparents Douglas and Catherine Woodburn of Brewster, MA, his paternal grandmother Theresa Bouffard of Princeton, MA, his mother-in-law Mary Caron of Chester and his father-in-law Mark Burgess of Fairhaven, MA. In addition, he leaves many dear aunts, uncles and cousins and many close friends including Caleb's godfather, Matthew Anderson of Chester. The funeral services for Jeremy will be held on Friday August 31 at 1 p.m. at Bethany Assembly of God Church, 580 Main Street, Agawam, MA. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main Street, Agawam. Calling hours will be held on Thursday at the Firtion-Adams Funeral Service 76 Broad Street, Westfield, MA from 4-8 pm.