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CPT Sara Marie <I>Knutson</I> Cullen

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CPT Sara Marie Knutson Cullen

Birth
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 11 Mar 2013 (aged 27)
Kandahar, Kandahar District, Kandahar, Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 60, Site 10419
Memorial ID 106672740 View Source

CPT US Army
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Hunter Army Airfield, GA

She was killed during a training mission aboard a UH-60 Black Hawk near Kandahar in Afghanistan. The crash occurred during a heavy rainstorm in Daman district, and a total of five soldiers were killed. She was previously stationed in Alaska and had one other deployment to Pakistan. She was a 2003 graduate of Liberty High School who attended the United States Military Academy, West Point, to study law. She married her husband, a former Black Hawk pilot, in November and was deployed the following January. Her husband deployed with a private contracting company in February to Afghanistan, and was the escort to bring her home to Dover, DE.

She was survived by her husband; her parents; a brother; a sister and her spouse; and her nieces and other relatives.

Visitation was held at the Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, Sykesville, MD, on Sunday, March 24, 2013. A funeral liturgy was held on Monday, March 25, 2013 at St Joseph Catholic Community, Eldersburg, MD. Interment on April 15, 2013.

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