Remembering American Hero, TBS Alum Jon Farmer '99
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we learn about the passing of Benjamin alumnus, Jon Farmer '99. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer was one of four Americans killed in Syria this week.
Although it has been nearly 20 years since Jon graduated from our school, our alumni are Buccaneers for life.
Jon served six overseas combat tours and received numerous awards and decorations including the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.
We remember Jon as a great student and athlete who truly excelled on the basketball team. The Benjamin School is proud of Jon's service to our country, and we mourn with the rest of the nation at the loss of a true American warrior.
David Bailey, Head Athletic Trainer, said, “Jon made such an impact on me when he came to the school. He was an incredible person and made the school a better place by being here. Mature beyond his years and a true leader.“
A premier PK3 - Grade 12 independent, coeducational day school with campuses in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Since 1960, The Benjamin School has provided a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment.