Feb 21, 1974 – Dec 30th, 2009
Wise, son of Dr. Jean and Mary Wise, of Hope, was separated from active military service in September, 2009, after serving eight years in the U.S. Navy.
The Virginian-Pilot newspaper in Virginia Beach, Va., said Monday that Dana Wise, widow of Jeremy, in a posting on the internet social networking system Facebook, said funeral services could be scheduled for Thursday or Friday.
“Please know that it is complicated,” Mrs. Wise wrote. “It all depends on when his body comes back. I appreciate all your support and we love you all.”
A page of memorial postings was established on Facebook by friends of the family as soon as it was learned that Wise had been killed.
The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the bodies of CIA employees killed in the bombing attack at Foreward Operating Base Chapman in the Khost region of Afghanistan were repatriated to the United States at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Monday with the assistance of the U.S. military.
AP reported that a former U.S. intelligence official identified the dead in the bombing attack as four CIA officers and three contracted security guards attached to the agency.
U.S. Representative Mike Ross, D-Ar., issued a statement Monday on Wise’s death.
“Jeremy Wise was a dedicated patriot and a true American hero,” Ross said. “Even after serving honorably as a Navy Seal, he returned to the front lines in Afghanistan working with the CIA to do the important work over there that needs to be done to secure our nation here at home.
“I extend my utmost condolences to his family, friends and all who knew him as they are in my prayers,” Ross said. “I ask all Arkansans to join me in remembering and honoring his life and all those men and women in our Armed Forces who give the ultimate sacrifice to their country.”
Wise, 35, was separated from the Navy with the rank of Special Warfare Operator First Class, assigned to the Naval Special Warfare Group Two, Joint Expeditionary Base, Little Creek, in Virginia Beach, Va. He completed Navy basic tranining at Great Lakes, Ill., in January, 2002, and Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training at Virginia Beach in April, 2002, transferring to Navy Special Warfare Basic Training in Coronado, Calif., in May, 2002, and graduated in June, 2003.
He completed basic airborne training at Ft. Benning, Ga., in July, 2003, and advanced SEAL training at Coronado, Calif., in April, 2004, before being attached to a SEAL team at Virginia Beach.
Wise received the Pistol Marksmanship Medal, Rifle Marksmanship Medal, two Sea Service Deployment ribbons, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, three Navy/Marine Corps Achievement medals, and the Joint Service Achievement Medal.
Locally, Medical Park Hospital CEO Terry Amstutz expressed condolences to the family of one the Hope physician.
“We certainly offer Dr. Wise and his family our condolences and our sympathies,” Amstutz said.
He said he anticipates that Dr. Wise, an ear, nose and throat specialist, will suspend his office hours until after funeral services have been conducted.
Jeremy Wise is believed to have been killed as CIA officials were concluding a debriefing of an alleged al-Qaida informant, identified by the Associated Press on Tuesday as a Jordanian doctor, who detonated a vest bomb he was wearing.