Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Army 1st Lt. Timothy W. Cunningham

Remember Our Heroes

Army 1st Lt. Timothy W. Cunningham, 26, of College Station, Texas

1st Lt. Cunningham wa assigned to the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died April 23, 2008 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a vehicle incident.

Army 1st Lt. Timothy W. Cunningham remembered
The Associated Press

Timothy W. Cunningham and his brother loved going to school and would look for efficient ways to get there on time.

“I walked into their room one night and both boys were lying on top of their bedspreads, fully dressed, lying very still with their hands by their sides,” said their mother, Cindy.

“When I asked what was up, they both told me that they talked it over and figured out that they could get extra sleep and get to school sooner if they dressed the night before and didn’t have to make their beds.”

Cunningham, 26, who grew up in Alvin, Texas, died April 23 of injuries from a vehicle accident in Golden Hills, Iraq. He was assigned to Fort Campbell.

“He was the young man that every dad wishes his daughter would marry,” said the Rev. Alfred Perry.

He graduated high school in 2000 and received a nuclear engineering degree from the U.S. Military Academy. “He was a great kid who did everything he was supposed to do,” said Ricky Hassell, his former principal.

He is survived by his wife, Samantha, and his 1-year-old daughter, Abigail.

“If I could sum up Tim’s life, it would be that he lived all out,” said his mother.

Army 1st Lt. Timothy W. Cunningham was killed in a vehicle accident on 4/23/08.

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