“Forever Loved, Never Forgotten”

The Navy Gold Star Program is eternally grateful for the sacrifice of those Service Members who have died in service to our country. To help us to never forget, we have set up this tribute page to honor and remember the memory of those lives. If you would like to honor the memory of your Sailor, Soldier, Marine, Airman or Coast Guardsman through the Navy Gold Star website please submit your thoughts and a photo.

Jennifer was born into a military family on July 6, 1984, in Beaufort, South Carolina. She graduated at the top of her class from Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville, Florida in 2002 and went on to attend Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee, Florida. Jennifer’s dream was to attend the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, Maryland so after a year at FSU and many hours of hard work she applied for and was accepted for an appointment to the Academy.  While at the Academy she excelled academically and athletically playing on the lacrosse club team and was selected for the US Women’s Lacrosse Team in 2005. Jennifer had a strong faith in God, a love of life and touched many lives as student, mentor, teacher, and friend to her classmates. She loved the USNA so it was fitting that her final resting place would be the columbarium on academy grounds in October 2005.