Emily Jazmin

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Emily Jazmin Tatum was born in Heidelberg, West Germany back in 1983. She graduated from Oxon High School in Maryland, ranking among the top-10 students in her class. After graduation, she entered the United States Military Academy at West Point. Following graduation in 2005 she was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, assigned to the 204th Support Battalion, end Brigade, 4th Infantry Division of the United States Army.

She was leading a convoy through Al Klfl, Iraq when she was killed in action by a homemade IUD. She was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Hear, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and the Combat Action Badge posthumously.

What you may not know about Emily Jazmin Tatum Perez is that she was the first highest-ranking African-American female cadet in the history of West Point. She was also the first female African-American officer to die in combat, she was only 23. Until tomorrow please keep those who serve in your thoughts and prayers.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray the bronze star is the ultimate honor... and Emily Jazmin left this world long before her time.... 

Apr 14, 2018 04:16 AM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

How is it that we have no idea about heroes like Emily Jazmin? It is people like Emily who should be put up as examples in our society, not the Kardashians!

Apr 14, 2018 04:17 AM #2
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I learned something new from your post. Thank you for sharing . We should all pray for the safety of those who serve our country.

Apr 14, 2018 04:21 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. We lost Emily way too early! So sad!

Apr 14, 2018 04:36 AM #4
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

So sad about the loss of a fine patriot.

Apr 14, 2018 05:06 AM #5
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

The call of "service to country"  is such a noble call, and a total commitment to the ideals of freedom. God bless Emily and her family and thanks for her service to our country.

Apr 14, 2018 05:43 AM #6
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Great commitment to learning and doing what she loved.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Apr 14, 2018 05:49 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. So very poignant and sad too. I agree that those who serve are never affirmed enough.

Apr 14, 2018 06:35 AM #8
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James

So sad to have her life cut so short. I was glad to see she was recognized for her achievements and her service.


Apr 14, 2018 08:14 AM #9
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

James Dray  So nice of you to honor this young woman for her bravery

Apr 14, 2018 10:50 AM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Happy Saturday, James. I was sad reading this. What accomplishments this young lady had and I wonder what more she could have experienced. 

Apr 14, 2018 10:56 AM #11
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Always sad to hear of someone's life ending at such a young age, but I guess that is to be expected if you are in the military.

Apr 14, 2018 11:35 AM #12
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a wonderful story about Emily Jazmin.  I agree with Nina Hollander , these stories are so much more inspiring than finding out what the Kardashians are wearing.  A

Apr 14, 2018 11:52 AM #13
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

It is sad indeed, just on a side note she is buried at the Cemetery in West Point, NY, it is never easy to read about those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country, Endre

Apr 14, 2018 05:57 PM #14
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

It is always sad to hear when anyone dies, especially they are so bright and so young. Thank you for sharing. 

Apr 14, 2018 07:46 PM #15
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Much acconolishment there for someone who was 23 but so sad she was taken so uselessly. She would have been even greater.

Apr 15, 2018 10:19 AM #16
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

James, I'm loving that you're featuring these amazing military women.

It is so sad to have lost such a brilliant patriot at such a young age. What an example for young women of any race - such an inspiration to many who knew her, I'm sure.

Thanks for sharing, James!

Apr 15, 2018 02:50 PM #17
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

We applaud her place in history and your accolades for her.

Apr 15, 2018 06:54 PM #18
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Sad to hear of death at such a young age;  amazing all the important early accomplishments and posthumous awards and only 23 years old...  A Very brave young woman.  It had to be hard on her family....

Apr 16, 2018 01:59 AM #19
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