JACKSON, TN, USA U.S. Army SSG, DET 1, 1175TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY, BROWNSVILLE, TN 38012 KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT 08/05/2003
David, 44, was living in western Tennessee with his wife Pamela Loyd, also a native of Terre Haute, when he was called up in February for deployment overseas. When it came time for his return to Kuwait, he was eager to get back to serving his country. He returned home for 10 days this past spring because his home in Jackson Tennessee was damaged by a tornado.
He enjoyed working as a truck mechanic and spent his spare time riding his Harley Davidson and tinkering with cars, but most of all he loved serving his country. David died in Kuwait this week following a heart attack he suffered while on a routine mission, family members said.
Pamela Loyd said she will cherish a conversation she had with her husband Monday – only a day before he died – and also time spent together in late May and early June. Her husband was able to return home for 10 days because the family’s home was damaged by a tornado. When it came time for his return to Kuwait, he was eager to get back to serving his country, his wife said.
“He wouldn’t have had it any other way,” she said.
David will be missed by his wife Pamela and his two sons and other family.