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The McMurry University Family is saddened to learn of the death of U.S. Army SSgt. Jeremie Border – a former McM football player – who was killed in action in Afghanistan on September 1, 2012, while serving his country in Operation Enduring Freedom.

A native of Mesquite, Texas, Jeremie was a 2006 graduate of McMurry. He was a double-major, with B.A degrees in both sociology and communications

Jeremie will be remembered at the Fall 2012 Convocation at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 4, in Radford Auditorium. Flags on campus are being flown at half-mast in his memory.

Additionally, War Hawks football head coach Hal Mumme has announced that the team will wear a helmet decal – bearing Jeremie’s uniform number 28 – for the rest of the 2012 season.

Jeremie was a four-year player for the McMurry football team from 2002-05, primarily as a defensive back. He played under Steve Keenum his first three seasons and under the late Joe Crousen as a senior.

While at McMurry, he was active on campus as a member of not just the football program, but also the Servant Leadership Program, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Makona Men’s Social Club. He was a Resident Assistant and was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

“We remember Jeremie as an engaged student in everything he did and his infectious smile for everyone he greeted,” said McMurry President Dr. John H. Russell. “The McMurry family extends its heartfelt prayers and condolences to Jeremie’s family as we remember his friendship and honor him for the ultimate sacrifice he made in service to our country.”

Funeral arrangements are pending.