|Birth: ||Dec. 12, 1977|
|Death: ||Aug. 22, 2007, Iraq|
Captain Corry Paul Tyler of Georgia. He was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 6th U.S. Air Cavalry Regiment, based at Fort Lewis, Washington. He passed away from injuries sustained from a helicopter crash in Multaka, Iraq on August 22, 2007 at the age of 29. Captain Tyler was the son of Jennifer and Terry Tyler. He graduated from Camden County High School in Kingsland in 1995. In 1999, Captain Tyler earned a Bachelor of Sciences Degree from the United States Military Academy At West Point. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Aviation after graduation. Captain Tyler completed Army aviator training in 2000 at Fort Rucker, Alabama. In January of 2001, he was assigned to Fort Carson, Colorado. His first deployment to Iraq was in April of 2003 ending in March of 2004 when he returned to Fort Carson. In 2005, he attended the Aviation Officer Advanced Course and was subsequently assigned to Fort Lewis, Washington in June of that year. Captain Tyler was deployed to Iraq for his second tour in May of 2006 returning to Fort Lewis in October of 2006. Upon his return, he was assigned to the 4th Squadron, 6th U.S. Air Cavalry Regiment and deployed to Iraq for this third tour on June 7, 2007. His awards and decorations include Two Bronze Stars, the Air Medal, Three Army Commendation Medals, Valorous Unit Award, Two National Defense Service Medals, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Air Assault Badge and Army Aviator Badge. Captain Tyler was preceded in death by his father, Terry Tyler in July of 2006.
Captain Tyler was buried here at Arlington as part of a group burial on October 24, 2008, along with some remains of his fellow crew mates who lost their lives in the helicopter crash. He is also buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in his home state of Georgia.
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: SECTION 60 SITE 8883
Created by: Sue
Record added: Oct 30, 2008
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