SGT. TYLER D. PREWITT - U.S. Army
Hometown / City: PHOENIX, AZ MARICOPA
Date of Death: Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Army
Unit: HHC, 2D BATTALION, 2ND INFANTRY, 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION, APO AE 09114 (VILSECK, GERMANY)
Birth: Aug. 20, 1982
Death: Sep. 28, 2004, Germany
Sgt. Tyler Dee Prewitt, 22 of Peoria AZ, a member of the United States Army, died September 28, 2004. Tyler proudly served his country as a field medic scout and died from wounds suffered in Iraq. He was born in Gillette, WY, Aug 20, 1982, he is survived by his parents, Tim and Jonnie Prewitt and two older brothers Richie and Chad Prewitt, all of Peoria, Grandparents Ray and Alta Stockhill of Cody, WY, and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Tyler attended Northwest Community Christian School and graduated from Greenway High School in 2001. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 6, 2004 from 7 to 9 pm at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd. Funeral Services will be Thursday October 7, 2004 at Palmcroft Baptist Church, 15825 N 35th Ave, at 11:00 am. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2 pm at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Landstuhl (Germany) Fisher House II, CMR 402 Box 669 APO AE 09180.
Sgt. Tyler Prewitt, 22, a former Phoenix College baseball player who decided to join the Army after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has died of wounds suffered last week in Iraq, his father said Wednesday.
Prewitt, a field medic who had also served in Bosnia, was badly injured when a rocket-propelled grenade struck the vehicle he was riding in at an unknown location, said Tim Prewitt of Peoria.
His family was notified Friday that he had been hurt.
Surgery on his badly damaged right foot was performed in Iraq, and he was then taken to a hospital in Germany, where he was pronounced brain dead Tuesday, his father said. His organs were donated to other patients in Germany.
Prewitt's brother, Chad, was a star basketball player at Arizona State University, tried out recently with the Los Angeles Clippers and now is playing for the Dakota Wizards, a Continental Basketball Association team based in Bismarck, N.D.
Tyler was also good at sports and very friendly.
"He was very athletic and outgoing," his father said. "He just wanted to help other people."
Tyler was a baseball player at Phoenix College at the time of the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. A foul ball had broken his jaw, and he was recovering from that injury. As soon as he was well, he joined the Army, his father said.
Tyler grew up in the Glendale/Phoenix area, attended elementary school at Northwest Community Christian School and graduated from Greenway High School in 2001.
In addition to his father and Chad, Tyler is survived by his brother Richie and his mother, Johnnie. Services are expected to be scheduled in the Phoenix area sometime next week.
Tyler Prewitt grew up in the Glendale/Phoenix area and graduated from Greenway High School in 2001.
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona