2nd Lt. Scott B. Lundell Memorialized by Leaders, Soldiers, Friends and Strangers

 

Compiled by Shad West

 

Posted December 14, 2006

       

 

A memorial display in Afghanistan honors the service of 2nd Lt. Scott Lundell, who was killed in action Nov. 25.

Photo courtesy of I Corps Artillery

A memorial display in Afghanistan honors the service of

 2nd Lt. Scott Lundell, who was killed in action Nov. 25.

DRAPER, Utah Second Lt. Scott B. Lundell, I Corps Artillery, Utah National Guard, died Nov. 25 in a firefight after his U.S.-Afghan dismounted patrol came under enemy attack by small-arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire. 

Various memorials were held in Afghanistan and were attended by Lundell’s fellow Soldiers.  Gov. Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., commander in chief of the Utah National Guard, who was visiting troops in Afghanistan at the time, joined those in uniform to honor Lundell at a service held high in the Afghan steppe. 

Members of the unit and the governor paid tribute to Lundell in "a very moving service," said Huntsman spokesman Mike Mower.

“It was a somber and fitting tribute in honor of someone who was well-respected and loved by his fellow Soldiers," Mower said. The governor "expressed his gratitude for the service and sacrifice of Lt. Lundell."

Utah Gov. Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., speaks to Soldiers at the Lundell memorial service in Afghanistan Nov. 30.

Photo courtesy of I Corps Artillery

Utah Gov. Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., speaks to Soldiers

at the Lundell memorial service in Afghanistan Nov. 30.

Lundell’s body returned to Utah Dec. 1, escorted by Maj. Paul Faletto of the Utah National Guard and was met by the Utah National Honor Guard. Funeral services were held Dec. 2 in West Valley City, and Lundell was buried with full military honors in Benjamin, Utah.

Since his death, hundreds of friends, colleagues, and total strangers have paid tribute to the 35-year-old husband, father, Soldier, Warrior, and hero.

Below are links for individual tributes to Lundell from E-mails, Internet posts and blogs. Several of the entries were edited for grammar and/or content.

Maj. Brent Baxter, deployed with Lundell in Afghanistan, describes the ceremony held Nov. 26 to honor the fallen Warrior in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

A multiservice rifle detail honors 2nd Lt. Scott Lundell following a memorial service in Afghanistan.

Photo courtesy of I Corps Artillery

A multiservice rifle detail honors 2nd Lt. Scott Lundell

 following a memorial service in Afghanistan.

 

Maj. Paul Faletto, 300th Military Intelligence Brigade, Utah National Guard, was assigned to escort the fallen Soldier from Dover Air Force Base to Utah.

2nd Lt. Jeffrey Fullmer deployed with Lundell in Afghanistan.

Grunt MP attended Officer Candidate School with Lundell and crossed paths with him again in Afghanistan.

Miscellaneous Tributes compiled from various sources.

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