Army Specialist Jeremy Jones, a 25-year-old from Omaha, has been killed in Iraq; the latest casualty of a roadside bomb.
The explosion happened south of Baghdad.
Jones had been in Iraq since November with the 1st Battalion of the 67th Armor Regiment based out of Fort Hood, Texas.
He graduated from Millard West High School in 1999. That's where he met his wife, Jenny.
Jeremy's parents, Scott and Diane Jones, came to grips with the news Wednesday.
Scott said he was, "just numb," and he wished the tragic news were just a dream.
Diane said their pain serves as a reminder for people to "hold on to every moment," with loved ones, "because you don't know how long you will have."
Diane says her son was proud of what he was doing.
The family was also proud of him and they cherish the last time he was home on leave. He was reunited with his wife and son A. J. and he held his daughter Mackenzie for the first time.
Jeremy's family remembers him as a good father, a loving husband and a true family man.
Scott Jones says his son was, "just a fantastic person," and he says a father, "couldn't ask for a better son."
Jeremy's high school prinicpal, Dr. Rick Kolowski, says Jeremy loved his family and always had a positive attitude.
Dr. Kolowski says, "We think highly of him. It's a loss for his family and for the school to lose someone like this."
Funeral services for Army Spc. Jeremy Jones are pending.
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