Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Benjamin Tuttle - U.S. Military

Lance Cpl. Benjamin W. Tuttle, age 19, of Gentry, Arkansas, died on July 14, 2013, at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany following a medical evacuation from the aircraft carrier the USS Nimitz during a scheduled port visit in the 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility.

This incident is under investigation.

He was assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California.

Ben graduated from Gentry High School in 2012.  

High School officials describe him as a strong athlete and a great kid. 

Friends state that they will remember Ben as a hero.  He will be forever missed.

Ben had recently written the following on his Facebook page:

Angels of God, pray for Ben
“Lots of love goes back home to my family, I miss all of you. I should be home in October, I can’t wait to see all of you. Uncle Mike, we will have to go fishing. Little brother we will have to hang out, and granny, we will have to go out to dinner together, and as for the rest of the family, I can’t wait to see all of you too. Love Ben“

Ben is survived by many loving friends and relatives. 

Thank you for serving, Ben.

Pray for the teenagers who die in combat zones, far from home. Yesterday, they were just boys. Amen.

Pray that Ben is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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