Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Memorial
May 7, 2008 State of New York Senate Assembly
"The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly do enact as follows: To recognize the ultimate sacrifice Joredan Haerter paid in serving his country and to honor all the veterans of Sag Harbor, North Haven, and Noyac who have served our nation."
On April 22nd, 2008 at 7:36 in the morning Marine Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter was manning a guard post along with Corporal Jonathan Yale at the entrance to Joint Security Station Nassar in Ramadi, Iraq. Without warning, a truck loaded with 2000 lbs of high explosives began racing towards them through a serpentine of concrete Jersey barriers in an attempt to breach the security corridor and to kill the 33 Marines and 20 Iraqi police housed in the compound. In a selfless act of valor and courage, the two brave marines stood rock solid and unwavering, opening fire on the suicide bomber and killing him instantly. The truck continued forward briefly and exploded, devastating the surrounding area, taking the lives of Haerter and Yale, and injuring 2 other marines and numerous Iraqi police and citizens but ultimately saving the lives of the other men.
For his "extraordinary heroism" that day Lance Corporal Haerter was posthumously
Jordan Christian Haerter, a native of Sag Harbor, was 19 years old when he perished.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, 2nd Iraq. In addition, it is included in the Distinguished Service Cross/Navy Cross/Air Force Cross Recipients series list.
Location. 41° 0.192′ N, 72° 17.861′ W. Marker is in Sag Harbor, New York, in Suffolk County. Memorial is on Ferry Road north of Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sag Harbor NY 11963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Windmill Replica (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Steinbeck (about 500 feet away); Wharf Street (about 600 feet away); Long Wharf (about 600 feet away); Duke Fordham's Inn (about 600 feet away); First Custom House (about 600 feet away); Suzan Johnson Cook (approx. 0.2 miles away); East Water Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sag Harbor.
Also see . . . Jordan Haerter memorial website (jordanhaerter.com). (Submitted on May 4, 2019.)
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