West Monroe soldier dies in Iraq


POSTED: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 5:07pm

UPDATED: Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 5:45am

Sad news to report from Iraq.

The U.S. Department of Defense says 22-year-old Sgt. Jordan E. Tuttle, of West Monroe, has died in Iraq but not from a combat injury.

Tuttle was a member of the 156th Army Band in Bossier City and was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 141st Field Artillery Regiment, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

Our David D'Aquin caught up with Jordan Tuttle and his sister Clara at Camp Taji in Iraq two years ago while covering the war.

Jordan's sister, Clara, was deployed with the 165th. They were always close and Jordan didn't want his sister to go to war alone so he volunteered for the mission and went with her.

While we visited with them in Iraq, it was hard to miss how much of a family connection the Tuttles had. The thoughts and prayers of the NBC33 family are with the Tuttle family and the Louisiana National Guard during this difficult time.

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