Named in Honor of
Emily Jazmin Tatum Perez
(19 February 1983 – 12 September 2006)
In July 2001, after graduation from high school, Perez entered the United States Military Academy at West Point. Following graduation from West Point in 2005, she was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division of the United States Army.
Perez was killed in action on September 12, 2006, while leading a convoy through Al Kifl, Iraq, a mission for which she had volunteered.