Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Army Sgt. Shaun P. Tousha

Remember Our Heroes

Army Sgt. Shaun P. Tousha, 30, of Hull, Texas

Sgt. Tousha was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died April 9, 2008 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

Army Sgt. Shaun P. Tousha remembered
The Associated Press

Shaun P. Tousha didn’t have time to sit around.

“He hardly ever watched any TV. We were always outside, playing horseshoes, working cows, something,” his brother Tommy said.

“He loved being the center of attention,” he added. “He was very polite, raised right, mannerful. But he also knew when it was OK to act a fool and cut up. He liked to have a good time.”

Tousha, 30, of Hull, Texas, was killed April 9 by a roadside bomb in Baghdad. He was a 1996 high school graduate and was assigned to Fort Hood.

His aunt, Deb Tousha, said her nephew was a country boy who enjoyed dancing and riding bulls. “He loved to wear his tight jeans and cowboy boots,” she said.

Tousha’s mother died of cancer when he was in junior high school. His father died in 2002.

Stacy Eaglin, who graduated from high school with Tousha, remembered her former classmate for his manners and because of a tame Brahman bull he entered at livestock shows. “He was quiet, but very polite, much more than most young men out here.”

He is survived by his wife, Cristy; a stepson, Colton Burns, and a stepdaughter, Maycee Burns.

Army Sgt. Shaun P. Tousha was killed in action on 4/9/08.

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