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Schams, Jiří

Schams, Jiří

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Jiří Schams
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22.09.1972 Praha /
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07.01.2015 Praha
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zdravotník Útvaru speciálních operací Vojenské policie (SOG)
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Vážně zraněn při sebevražedném atentátu v obci Gerešk v Afghánistánu (provincie Hílmand) dne 17.3.2008.
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Official biography of the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic:

Chief Warrant Officer v. v. Jiri Schams

Born on 22 September 1972 in Prague.

He completed his basic military service first at 1st Mixed Regiment of Radio Electronic Warfare in Kolin, then as a longer-serving he stayed at 1st Radio Technical Centre in Zbiroh.

In 1997 he was recruited as a professional soldier as a driver of the 6th Mechanized Battalion. In the same year he also participated in his first peacekeeping operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Since 1999, he has served in the 6th Special Brigade of the General Staff of the Army of the Czech Republic, with which he completed the unit's overseas deployment to Kosovo in 1999.

In 2002, Jiří Schams became a member of the Military Police Headquarters in Prague and in 2003 a senior inspector of the Special Operations Group of the Military Police (SOG, Special Operations Group).

He went on his next mission in early October 2003 to Iraq, where this unit served as part of the 7th Field Hospital contingent protection. During the Iraq War, he also served at the Czech Embassy in Kuwait and later in Baghdad with the Czech OCPA mission (Office of the Coalition Provisional Authority).

This was followed by a mission in the southern province of Basra with the Military Police contingent. During this period, he also expanded his qualifications to include the new qualification of field medic (Combat Medic).

After returning home, he completed further special courses focused on emergency care in field conditions (BARTS, Battlefield Advanced Resuscitation Techniques and Skills), and also gained further experience as a volunteer member of the Prague Ambulance Service.

During 2004-2007, Jiří Schams was again deployed to Kosovo and Iraq. On 10 October 2007 he moved with the unit to Helmand, South Afghanistan. He ended his last mission, this time in Afghanistan, involuntarily early when he was struck in the head by shrapnel in a suicide attack on 17 March 2008 while escorting Danish aid workers to the town of Gereshk. Jiri Schams died on 7 January 2015 after a long and difficult illness.

Peacekeeping operations:
1997-1998 - Bosnia and Herzegovina peacekeeping operation
1999 - Kosovo peacekeeping operation
2003 - Peacekeeping Operation Kuwait
2003 - Peacekeeping Operation Iraq
2004-2005 - Peacekeeping Operation Iraq
2006-2007 - Kosovo peacekeeping operation
2007-2008 - Peacekeeping Operation Afghanistan

Jiri Schams is a recipient of the Cross of National Defence (28 October 2008), Meritorious Cross of the Ministry of Defence, 1st degree (18 March 2008) and the medal for service in foreign missions. In December 2008, he was awarded the rank of master sergeant, and on 11 November 2010 he was awarded this rank.

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