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Tyler D. Prewitt

Tyler D. Prewitt

Died: September 28, 2004

Rank: Sergeant

Unit: 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

Branch: U.S. Army

Sergeant Tyler D. Prewitt, an Army medical specialist assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany, died at Landstuhl Re­gional Medical Center in Germany on September 28, 2004, from injuries sustained in Baqubah, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. An armor-piercing rocket-propelled grenade cut through the side of his vehicle, piercing Prewitt’s right leg and exploding on the other side of the vehicle. As the only medic at the scene, Prewitt calmly instructed other fighters how to treat all the wounded, including his injury, be­fore he lost consciousness. Even after death, Prewitt was still saving lives: his organs were donated to seven terminally ill people in Germany. Funeral services were held for Prewitt on October 7, 2004, at Palmcroft Baptist Church in Phoenix, Arizona. He was buried with military honors at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.

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