Wenatchee, Washington, US
United States Army
PFC, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment
Luhe-Wildenau, Germany, 03/11/2009
On March 11, 2009, U. S. Army Private First Class Court D. Haugen was just finishing a 15 month tour in Iraq, on his way back to Fort Lewis, when he died in Germany. He was 23, and his home town was Wenatchee. Court joined the Army in 2005 and was preparing for a second tour, this time in Afghanistan, when he died after being struck by a train.
Military services were held March 26, and the Governor ordered all flags at government facilities to be flown at half mast.
A park bench was dedicated in his name in his home town of Wenatchee, Washington. This big bench (bigger than normal!) has a beautiful, peaceful view of the ponds in the Horan Natural Area. During the summer, you’re likely to see many animals here, including turtles, herons, and deer.