Friday memorial scheduled at Warner Barracks for soldier who died in Iraq
August 8, 2008
BAMBERG, Germany — A memorial has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Warner Barracks chapel for a 54th Engineer Battalion soldier who died in Iraq.
Pvt. Timothy J. Hutton, 21, of Dillon, Mont., died Aug. 4 in Baghdad, of noncombat injuries, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
Hutton joined the Army in January and had been in Iraq for just weeks, his grandmother, Karin Malesich, told The Associated Press.
"He loved fishing and floating the river," Malesich told the AP. "His dream that he talked about was that when he got out of the service he was going to build a cabin next to a fishing stream. That was his dream, but that’s not going to happen now."
Malesich said that while Hutton did not complete high school, he learned carpentry skills through the Job Corps. She also told the AP that he was excited about his decision to join the military and wanted to see the world.
In addition to his grandmother, Hutton is survived by his grandfather, Marty Malesich, mayor of Dillon; mother, Sonya Miller; father, Albert Hutton of Fairbanks, Alaska; and sister Christine Hutton of Missoula, Mont.
Further information regarding the cause of Hutton’s death was unavailable at the time of this report.
The 54th, part of the 18th Engineer Brigade, left Bamberg for a 15-month deployment to Iraq in May.