Saturday, July 07, 2007

Anthony Vinnedge reported killed in Iraq

OKEANA – A Butler County soldier was killed in Iraq two days ago, his mother confirmed today.

Details of 24-year-old Anthony Vinnedge’s death were not immediately available.
His mother, Deborah, said she was too upset to talk.

“It’s just been two days,” she said. “I’m not ready to talk about anything yet. I’m dealing with an officer here right now.”

Vinnedge was a 2001 graduate of Talawanda High School in Oxford.

Talawanda Schools Superintendent Phil Cagwin remembered Vinnedge “as a smart young man who was always about doing the right thing.”

“He was a really quiet, conservative sort of young man who typified middle America,” said Cagwin.

Okeana is north of Miami Whitewater Forest and northeast of Harrison.

From the Cincinnati Enquirer