once again, my thoughts and prayers for his family and friends
By News Channel 8's Crystal HaynesPosted Oct. 11, 2007Updated 6:17 PM
Killingworth (WTNH)_ If a picture is worth a thousand words, then perhaps a YouTube video posted on Army Sergeant Jason Lantieri's MySpace page while he was serving in Iraq says it all.
"Just another day at the office," the caption reads.
His family says his decision to be there was natural for him.
"This was part of the adventurous side of Jason. Part of what he wanted to see, more of the world. He wanted opportunities that he thought this was his ticket to try new things but I know he counted on coming home," said Kathy Miller, Lantieri's Foster Mother.
So did his family. They tell News Channel 8, Lantieri was killed October 10 due to an accident while working on a transportation unit.
His family says he was supposed to come home this summer, but his tour was extended......
Lantieri joined the Army two years ago and was due home in December, said his mother, Kathleen Miller of Clinton. She said the military told her family Wednesday morning that her son died in an accident.
"We don't have all the details," Miller said in a phone interview. "Our family is devastated. He was a pretty special person, full of fun, full of life. He went into the service looking for an adventure."
Lantieri graduated from Haddam-Killingworth High School in 2000 and earned a business degree from Western New England College in Springfield, Mass...............