Archive for Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Services for Wichita soldier killed in Afghanistan planned for Saturday

October 26, 2010, 5:53 p.m. Updated October 26, 2010, 5:53 p.m.


— Services are scheduled for Saturday for a 21-year-old Wichita soldier who died in Afghanistan.

Army officials notified the family of Army Spc. Tom Moffitt that he died on Sunday. He was scheduled to come home on leave next month.

The Department of Defense announced Tuesday he died from wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by insurgents with small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. The attack occurred in the Sarobi district of the Paktika Province in southeastern Afghanistan.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Central Community Church in Wichita. Moffitt will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

He was a gunner stationed in the southeastern part of Afghanistan. He was assigned to the Delta Company of the 2nd Battalion in the 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division, which is based at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Moffitt had enlisted in February 2009. Before beginning his tour in Afghanistan this summer, he served with the Army in South Korea.

He is survived by his parents, John and Brenda Moffitt, and an older brother, Jake, a Kansas University student.


Edward Coan 7 years, 2 months ago

I am thinking about driving down to Wichita and beating the crap out of Fred Phelps.

kansasredlegs 7 years, 2 months ago

God speed young man. Thank you for your service to your country, devotion to duty and standing with your comrades-in-arms while in harms way.

nonbeliverofprint 7 years, 2 months ago

Give him one for me too please. Ok maybe two. Thank you Tom for all you gave for our Country. You are very much appreciated.

beeshlii 7 years, 2 months ago

Rest in peace, God has taken you home and million angels are singing and rejoicing. Don't worry son, we will miss you but we will never forget you. Don't forget to look over your Comrade still in Afghanistan. thank you soldier (someone from Arizona)

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