Sgt. Hardison's Wife Honors Her Husband Who Died In Afghanistan

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  • Sgt. Jeremy Hardison, Browns Summit, NC
  • Sgt. Jeremy Hardison with his wife, Brittni Hardison. Courtesy Hardison family.
  • Courtesy: Brittni Hardison
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    Jeremy Hardison was living in Browns Summit before being deployed to Afghanistan. His wife, Brittni Hardison is a Greensboro native. They were living in Browns Summit with Brittni's daughter.

    News 2's Liz Crawford sat down with Brittni Hardison on Saturday.

    Even though Brittni is the grieving wife, she's been the source of strength for the whole family, turning to Jeremy's spirit to guide her.

    "I feel Jeremy, his presence with me," said Brittni.

    Brittni told News 2 that Jeremy loved his family and died doing what he believed in. He died for her, her daughter, and his fellow Americans. Brittni said she finds peace in knowing that her husband died honorably.

    "The last time I talked to him that night, he told me, good night, sweet dreams, dream about us and I love you."

    Richard Vaughn, Sergeant Hardison's father-in-law has been by Brittni's side since she heard the news. The two traveled to Dover, Delaware to receive Jeremy's body.

    "Whether you're a grieving family member, a hurting fellow comrade, or just a remorseful America, please remember my son-in-law and honor him, Jeremy Hardison," said Vaughn.

    Sgt. Hardison entered the military in May of 2006. He was a veteran of service in Iraq, he had deployed there in 2009. His awards and decorations included the Combat Action Badge, Iraq Campaign Medal with a campaign star and the Army Commendation Medal.

    The unit left North Carolina for Fort Bliss, Texas, in June and departed for Afghanistan in early August with the unit fully in place there by the end of the month.

    Funeral arrangements for the three fallen Soldiers are incomplete.

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