Monday, April 30, 2007

1-504 PIR Casualty

Soldier from Elyria dies in Iraq
Associated Press
Christina Jolliffe The Chronicle-Telegram
"ELYRIA, Ohio - Army Sgt. Norman Lane Tollett, 30, of Elyria, was killed last week in Baghdad. Two military officers went to the Loyola Drive home of his father, David, early Sunday morning to tell him about his son. Stationed at Ft. Bragg where he was in the 82nd Airborne Division, Tollett had joined the military in August 2003. His father said his son made his decision to enter the military after he visited Ground Zero and after hearing ex-NFL player Pat Tillman, who was later killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan, said he wanted to join the military to be part of a “bigger team.” A huge sports fan, Tollett was a 1994 graduate of Elyria Catholic High School, where he played football all four years and was co-captain of the team. He would have been 31 on May 6. "

n.b. Sgt Tollett was in Charlie Company and was killed in action while on patrol. I join the rest of the Red Devil families in offering my deepest condolences to the friends and family -- and to the 1-504 PIR troops. Sgt Tollet will be remembered for his significant contributions and ultimate sacrifice. ~Wendy

1 comment:

Angela Caswell-Monack said...

Lane Tollett was an All-American man. He was the kind of guy the other guys wanted to be and the kind of guy the girls wanted to be with. He was a devoted son, brother, friend and boyfriend, and we will all miss him more than words can say. His appreciation for life makes his death even more of a terrible tragedy.
The thing I will remember most about Lane is his fun-loving jokes-especially the on-going competitions with his 2 younger brothers: who's the cutest brother and who's mom's favorite son. :)
We will always remember you, Lane.