Monday, August 06, 2007

Courtney Finch laid to rest

A dedicated son and loving brother. A man who died doing what he believed in.

That’s how one family member described Courtney Dean Finch, who died last week in Iraq.

A funeral service was held Thursday at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.

“I’ve been so proud as I’ve watched you grow,” Finch’s mother, Ann Anne Suckow, said in a letter written to her son.

The letter and others from family members were read during the service.

Suckow wrote that she was fortunate to have had Finch as a son and friend. She hoped his death would be a celebration of his life.

Finch, who lived in Leavenworth, was a sergeant with the 714th Security Force of the Kansas National Guard. He died July 24. He was 27.

He deployed to Iraq in June 2006, according to a news release from the Kansas Adjutant General’s Department.

Finch’s death was non-combat related and reportedly is under investigation.

From the Leavenworth Times

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