Army Specialist Timothy Dean Juneman, born February 19, 1983, of Fort Lewis, Washington.
He achieved Eagle Scout by the time he was 16 and after graduating from high school and a year of community college he enlisted in the Army in 2002.
SPC Dean proudly served in the United States Army attached to the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team).
Among his many awards, Juneman earned an Army Commendation Medal, a National Defense Service Medal, an Iraq Campaign Medal and a Combat Infantryman Badge.
Timothy Dean Juneman’s life goal was to help people. It was a goal he had already begun to achieve. He liked to work with people, and spoke a lot about the children he met in Iraq. “He loved to see the smiles on their faces when he gave them chocolate or trinkets,” she wrote. “He was so excited to be in the speech and hearing sciences program at WSU. He wanted to work in a career that would help people.” Juneman was well-known in the speech and hearing sciences department. His SHS adviser, Lauri Sue Torkelson, said he was not an intrusive presence, but he was always there and was very much involved in the department. As a transfer student, he was seeking a career in audiology and took many upper-level classes with juniors and seniors. “It’s so hard to describe him,” Torkelson said. “He was so very quiet, and polite, and very pleasant.”
SPC Timothy Dean Juneman lost his battle with PTS, March 8, 2008. He was 25 years old.