Heartland Soldier Killed

 

 

 

Heartland Soldier Killed
By CJ Cassidy

(Dresden, TN)-- One heartland community is feeling the pain of war close to home after a 23 year old Specialist with the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell is killed in a friendly fire incident just South of Baghdad.

Tommy Foley the III's family aren't the only ones trying to come to terms with his death; everyone who knew him is having a hard time believing that he's gone.

Foley's grandmother says that's because he had such a positive approach to life; he brightened everyone else's lives around him as well. Anetta Courtney says her grandson was especially fond of his wife and their six month old son.... Logan.

Courtney plans on helping raise Logan in Tmmy's absence, just like she helped raise him all those years ago.

"We're making a box chest all the tapes with Tommy; Christmas tapes and everything, we're going to put in the box and then when logan get's older that'll be his so he'll know his dad," she said.

Tommy's family expects his body will arrive back in Dresden in a few days. They'll then make arrangements for his funeral.