Jeremy Joseph Krebs, SFC

March 19, 1982 ~ March 19, 2018 (age 36)

Sergeant First Class Jeremy Joseph Krebs died unexpectedly on March 19, 2018 while stationed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.


Jeremy was born in Darby, Pennsylvania on March 19, 1982 and graduated from Interboro High School in Glenolden. Jeremy began his career with the US Army in January 2002 and was first stationed in Hanau, Germany as a Noncommissioned Offer in Charge working in Radiology. Jeremy met his wife, Erica, who was a Private First Class was also stationed in Germany, and they wed in August 2005. During his 16-year career, Jeremy earned several awards and decorations including the Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Services Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal (5 awards). His many roles have included serving as an AIT Platoon Sergeant, Clinical Operations Staff NCO, and Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Hospital Safety.

Jeremy loved math and science from an early age and excelled at it through his grade-school years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences (Cum Laude, 2007) and a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (2016). Jeremy was in the process of earning his Master of Science in Physics.

Jeremy was a devoted husband, son, brother, friend, and soldier. He was a loyal Eagles and Phillies fan whose dream came true on February 4th when he witnessed the Eagles clench the Super Bowl title. Jeremy’s passion for science extended beyond his work, and in his almost non-existent free time, Jeremy enjoyed reading the works of astrophysicists Neil deGrasse Tyson and Carl Sagan. Together with his wife, Jeremy was a fanatic of live music and attended concerts as often as possible. Jeremy had a brilliant mind, generous soul and went out of his way to help everyone around him become the best version of themselves. He exemplified Army values while achieving maximum results, causing others to perform to higher standards.  He lived by the words of Horace Mann, “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity”. Although Jeremy had a less-than-average life span, he led an above-average life.

Jeremy’s beautiful life will forever be cherished by his family: his wife, Erica (Escobar) Krebs; his father, Fred Krebs; his brothers, Brian and Eric Krebs; his in-laws, Marta and Gus Escobar; and his sister and brother in-law, Andrea (Escobar) Danielian and Ed Danielian. He is predeceased by his mother, Elizabeth Hunt.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jeremy’s name to the The Planetary Society which promotes the exploration of space through education, advocacy, and innovative projects. Please visit for more information.

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