|Birth: ||Oct. 27, 1983|
|Death: ||Apr. 12, 2009|
Sgt US Army, Iraq
Sgt. Eric John Autio, age 25, was born October 27, 1983 and passed away on April 12, 2009.
Eric spent eight years serving his country in the United States Army, which was a career choice he made at a very young age. Eric spent time as a soldier in the 82nd Airborne Division and was most recently assigned to 8-1 Cavalry Squadron, stationed at Fort Lewis.
Eric was a shining light in our family. We all agreed that, in 25 years, he was never happier than he was the last few months of his life spending time with his new wife and beginning to build their life together. He was a man of honor and our family's own personal hero. He was hilariously funny, wonderfully charming, and a gentleman of the highest regard.
Eric is survived by his wife, Jackie Autio, his parents, Richard and Connie Glenn and Richard and Karen Autio, his sisters, Romy Rogers and Sydney Autio, his brothers, James and Joesph Glenn, and several other friends and relatives.
Eric will be laid to rest on Friday, April 17, 2009 at 11:15 am
Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 4/17/2009
Tahoma National Cemetery
Plot: SECTION 9F SITE 195
Created by: Twist
Record added: Jun 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38782402
Sergeant Autio is included on the Remembrance Rug by symbol #5363. TY&S.|
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