Tributes & Vigils Category: US Army
Name: Army Pfc. Isaiah R. Hunt
From: Green Bay, Wis.
Assigned to the 782nd Main Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Incident: Army Pfc. Isaiah R. Hunt was killed Nov. 15 when the driver of his military vehicle accidentally struck another vehicle in Baghdad.
Funeral held for Wisconsin soldier killed in Iraq
Pfc. Isaiah Hunt had expected to be home from Iraq in time for Christmas and planned to get tattoos with a couple of friends when he returned.
But the 20-year-old soldier was killed Nov. 14 north of Baghdad when he was thrown from a gun turret as the vehicle he was in collided with another in Iraq.
His friends got their tattoos, but the crosses on their left shoulders served as symbola of remembrance at Hunt’s funeral Tuesday instead of symbols of camaraderie.
Several hundred people gathered Tuesday at Sts. Edward & Isidore Catholic Church in Suamico for the funeral.
The tattoos were discussed by another friend, Justin Grorich, who spoke…