As part of his role in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Wymer went on more than 1,500 combat support missions, supporting transition training with Iraqi police. His unit also conducted more than 50 humanitarian drops, delivering food, gifts and supplies to local schools.
Wymer is a 2005 Freedom High School graduate and a 2007 graduate of the San Francisco Culinary Academy. He enlisted in the Army in 2007 and is currently stationed at Fort Campbell in Kentucky.
Mayor Pat Anderson, who delivered the proclamation, expressed special pride in the community’s returning serviceman.
“This is special in many, many ways,” Anderson said. “Jeffery was my student at O’Hara Park. I watched him grow up, so not only am I proud of him as a citizen of Oakley, I am proud of him as one of my students.”
Wymer was also presented with a coin by Delta Diablo Detachment Marine Corps League 1155 to commemorate his service. One side of the coin is inscribed with a yellow ribbon that reads “Welcome Home” while the other side displays the five symbols of the armed forces.