Updated: May 15
Named in Honor of Emily Jazmin Tatum Perez
February 19, 1983 – September 12, 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.