Thursday, May 1, 2008

Another Houston Area Hero comes home to rest

The body of a 101st Airborne Division soldier from Alvin returned home to its final resting place, KPRC Local 2 reported Wednesday.First Lt. Timothy W. Cunningham, 26, an infantry officer, died on April 23 from wounds suffered when his vehicle rolled into a canal in Golden Hills, Iraq.At least 100 members of the Patriot Guard lined the streets to salute and honor Cunningham.

Cunningham entered the Army in May 2006 and arrived at Fort Campbell in April 2007.He is survived by his wife, Samantha, and 18-month-old daughter, Abigail, of Fort Campbell, Ky., as well as his father, John, and mother, Cindy, both of Alvin.Cunningham's older brother also serves in Iraq.He graduated Alvin High School in 2000.Visitation services will be held Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and a funeral service will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the chapel of South Park Funeral Home in Pearland.He will be buried Friday at the Veteran's Houston National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.Cunningham's awards and decorations included the National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge and Ranger Tab.A memorial service for Cunningham will also be held in Iraq. Fort Campbell holds a monthly Eagle Remembrance Ceremony the second Wednesday of each month.

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