Jean-Jacob Jeudy (born in Port au Prince, Haiti, February 7, 1970) was a Haitian journalist, activist, politician and currently a Soldier in the United States Army.
Jeudy was born into poverty in Port Au Prince in 1970, he comes from a very large family of 16 children. Jeudy was educated at the Jacques Vital Herne and Nelson Mandela High School in Port Au Prince, graduating with honors in 1990. While in High School, He worked as a Broadcast Journalist at Radio Cacique, then very famous Haitian Radio station which aired news and documentary against the Military government in place in Haiti post 1986's uprising which successfully forced Jean Claude Duvalier (Baby Doc) to flee power. Jeudy attended State University of Haiti, Faculte des Sciences Humaines where he received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism.
In 1987, he became one of the youngest journalists to work at Radio Cacique, aged 17. In 1991, after the coup d'état against President Jean Bertrand Aristide, Jeudy was forced into hiding. In 1992, he joined another famous Haitian radio station, Radio Caraibes, where he became director of news. In 1994, he was forced into exile in the United States.
In 1996, he joined the United States Army, where he works as an Army Logistic Specialist. In 1999, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States. In Oct 2008, he became an Army Officer in the communication field.
- Spinelli, Nick (29 January 2010). "Haitian disaster leaves Soldier mournful yet hopeful". Fort Gordon Signal. Retrieved 25 September 2010.
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