Bowdoin Graduate Killed In Suicide Bombing In Syria
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — One of the four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in Syria this week was a graduate of Bowdoin College.
Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, of Boynton Beach, Florida, was killed Wednesday.
The Portland Press Herald reports that the 37-year-old Farmer had received numerous medals, including the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
Bowdoin said Farmer joined the Army in 2005, two years after graduating from Bowdoin, and graduated from the Special Forces qualification course as an engineer sergeant in 2007.
He had served 10 tours of duty overseas before serving in Syria.
The Pentagon has identified three of the four Americans killed. The other two are Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon M. Kent of Pine Plains, New York, and civilian Scott A. Wirtz from St. Louis.
(Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com)