Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Aaron C Elandt

Lowell, Michigan

May 30, 2004

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
23 Army Sgt

1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division

Baumholder, Germany

 Killed in Al Musayyib, Iraq, when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.

From The San Fransisco Chronicle sfgate.com:

Aaron C. Elandt
Port Hope, Mich.

Aaron C. Elandt was the youngest of four siblings, and all followed their father into the Army.
Paul Elandt, 58, who served during Vietnam, said he encouraged his children to travel and broaden their horizons.
(Their mother) Linda said, `I can't stand another one in the military.' I told them get out of Huron County and see a bit of the world, Paul Elandt said.
Aaron Elandt, 23, of Port Hope, Mich., died May 30 when his Humvee hit a land mine near Musayyib, Iraq. He had joined the military in 2000 after high school.
My favorite word for him was irreverent, Linda Elandt said. He did his own thing.
Harbor Beach Community Schools Superintendent Ron Kraft called Elandt a courageous young man dedicated to serving his country.
He was a solid young man as a student and as a citizen, Kraft said.

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