Thursday, October 11, 2007

some horrid news

to the friends and family of Jason Lantieri my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Killingworth soldier killed in Iraq

by News Channel 8's Annie Rourke

Killingworth (WTNH) _ A 25-year old soldier from Killingworth is the latest Connecticut casualty of the Iraq War.
Jason Lantieri was killed early this morning in Baghdad, Iraq. The Department of Defense has not yet released the details of his deaths, but News Channel 8 has learned that he was on active duty and in the Army Airborne Division.
Lantieri graduated from Haddam-Killingworth High School in 2000. Killingworth Today reports he graduated from Western New England College in 2004..........

Governor Rell Orders Flags to Half Staff to Honor Fallen Soldier
The Hartford Courant
11:32 AM EDT, October 11, 2007
Governor M. Jodi Rell has ordered U.S. and state flags lowered to half staff in honor of Sgt. Jason Lantieri of Killingworth, who was killed October 9th in Iraq.The 25-year-old Lantieri, a soldier in the Army's 25th Infantry Division, died during operations in Baghdad."This is a tremendous loss, and I ask that we unite as a state to honor the sacrifice that Sgt. Lantieri has made on our behalf," Governor Rell said. "Our most sincere condolences go out to Sgt. Lantieri's family and friends. We can all continue to honor Sgt. Lantieri's service by keeping in our thoughts and prayers the men and women now risking their lives overseas to serve our nation."........

WNEC grad killed in Iraq
Posted by bdewberr October 11, 2007 11:18AM
By Bea O'Quinn
A 25-year-old Western New England College graduate was listed among the latest casualties of the Iraq War, a college spokesman confirmed today.
Jason Lantieri, of Killingworth, Conn., a small town near Middletown, was killed early Wednesday morning in Baghdad, Iraq.
"I'm hearing he really was a good kid and one of those kids that does leave an impression," Stephen Roulier, a college spokesman, said, noting that many friends of Lantieri had contacted the college upon learning of his death.
Lantieri graduate from the college in 2004 with a degree in business management, Roulier said.
According to other media reports, the Department of Defense has not yet released the details of his death. He was on active duty and in the Army Airborne Division.
Lantieri is the 39th person with ties to Connecticut to die in Iraq or Afghanistan.


Anonymous said...

Jason will be missed

Anonymous said...

Jason was the center of attention...he could make your smile at the drop of a hat...and he always was a great friend...He definitely left an impression every where he went....Jason will forever be in my heart and he will always be missed

a rose is a rose said...

all of the men and women we lost will be missed. it's especially hard when it's someone from home.

i am sure jason's memory will live on and on and on........

WNEC alumni said...

Jay was one of my best friends and I will miss him everyday. He had a way of making me smile everytime I was down, and everytime I wasn't. He had a smile that would light up a room, and a sense of humor like no other. He will be missed by so many, as I know he touched so many people he met. He is a true hero, and I will keep his memories alive. He will never be forgotten.

a rose is a rose said...

just so you know, i am getting TONS of hits on this story. even several from european countries. he IS living on.

i am sorry for your loss

Anonymous said...

Jason's myspace page is: if anyone is interested in viewing his page

Love cousin Kelli and Khalil

a rose is a rose said...

i'll post it separately

thanks ielli and khalil

and i'm so very sorry for your loss