|Awards:||Purple Heart Medal|
Jake Whipkey, served 5 years in the U.S. Army, 101st ABN division, stationed at Fort Campbell Kentucky. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal for wounds he received while serving his second tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His second tour was cut short on November 18, 2007, when he was wounded while under fire in Samara Iraq. After being medically retired in December of 2009 Whipkey retured to Boswell, PA his home town where he lives today. Jake is a successful fisherman and hunter and has harvested, small game, turkeys, wild boar, white tail deer and bear in his hunting lifetime.