Sunday, April 04, 2010
oh my goddess he was sooo young. well, that doesn't matter. any age is too young to be killed in war
tyler owen griffin, i am so very sorry for your loss.
my thoughts and prayers are with you
Voluntown Marine, 19, Killed In Afghanistan
Tyler Owen Griffin, 19, of Voluntown, Conn. and a 2008 graduate of Griswold High School, was killed overseas.
Tyler Owen Griffin, a 19-year-old Marine lance corporal from Voluntown, was recently killed in Afghanistan.
Voluntown First Selectman Ronald Millovitsch said he spoke to Griffin's stepfather, who confirmed that his stepson had been killed. The stepfather told Millovitsch the only thing keeping Griffin's mother going is that her son was pursuing his dream.
"The son had always wanted to be a Marine, and he got to be a Marine," Millovitsch said.
After the death was confirmed, Millovitsch said, he lowered the four public flags in the town of 2,600 to half-staff. "This town will go out of its way to help any way we can," he said.
• Two Facebook pages have been created to memorialize Griffin. To view them click here, and here.
Gov. M. Jodi Rell ordered U.S. and state flags flown at half-staff until Griffin's burial............
pic: U.S. Marine Tyler Owen Griffin, 19, of Voluntown, Conn. and a 2008 graduate of Griswold High School, was killed in Afghanistan. (Photo Courtesy Of Family / April 3, 2010)
Posted by rose bush at Sunday, April 04, 2010