Jamey Loyd Broach was born on May 21, 1970 in Lancaster, South Carolina to Nolan and Larain Broach. Jamey died at the age of 50 after an unsuccessful liver transplant surgery; his life with us ended way too soon.
Jamey graduated from Lancaster High School (Lancaster, South Carolina) in 1988. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Chemical Corps as a Decontamination Specialist. His first assignment was in the Republic of Korea where he met the love of his life, Mi Kyong Yang of Chuncheon, South Korea. Jamey and Mi Kyong were married on February 8, 1992. After four more years in the Army, Jamey decided to become a nurse which coordinated his moral code and his desire to help others. He joined the Army Reserves after enrolling in Jacksonville State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science – Nursing degree in 1998 while also partaking in the university’s ROTC program. Jamey rejoined the Active Duty Ranks of the Army as a commissioned officer in 1998. Less than a year, later his son Sam was born on January 2, 1999. Jamey served 20 more years in the U.S. Army Nursing Corps as a Registered Nurse – serving three tours in Afghanistan – before retiring from the Army in August of 2018 as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Among Jamey’s many interests were baseball, watching Tar Heels basketball, fishing in any body of water he would come across, and collecting various types of coins and bills, especially silver dollars. He did not care about other people’s opinions about what he wore as long as he was comfortable, even if it meant he wanted to casually wear tacky-colored basketball shoes. Jamey’s hilarious sense of humor and selfless personality worked cohesively with each other and allowed him to do what he did best: make people smile. Whether it be night or day, he offered a helping hand and freely gave of himself without complaint. Jamey loved his country and served it honorably for 28 years on active duty and two years of Reserve Service. He deployed in the service of his country and would have given his life for his family, his friends, and his country.
Jamey is survived in legacy by his wife, Mi Kyong Broach; his son, Samuel Broach; his mother, Laraine Broach; his sister, Stacie Broach; and his niece, Katie Hensley. He was preceded in death by his father, Nolan Broach.
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