WEST MONROE, LA, US
SGT, HHB, 1ST BN, 141ST FA REGIMENT, 256TH INF BCT, NEW ORLEANS, LA
07/02/2010, BAGHDAD, IRAQ
Sergeant Jordan E. Tuttle of West Monroe, Louisiana graduated in 2006 from Ouachita Parish High School and was a student at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Jordan was a gifted musician and it was through his music that he served as a member of the National Guard as a member of the 156th Army Band, where he played trombone. He was the oldest of five siblings, and grew up with relatives who also served in the military. His father was in the US Air Force, and his stepfather was currently serving with the US Army in Iraq. Jordan even wanted his second deployment to be in Iraq with his stepfather. His first Iraq tour was so he could watch over his sister, Clara, who had served in Iraq in 2008. During his 2008 tour he actively sought to interact with the locals because he wanted very much to help them.
Jordan was an easy going person, both polite and compassionate. He was always the first to help with whatever needed done to clear a dinner table and help as needed. Jordan was a gifted musician and it was in his music that he served his nation. “Others” were his main concern. He told his mother that he longed to defend the defenseless, the abused, the forsaken and the unjustly treated. The cliché, “good things come in small packages”, would apply to Jordan if “good things” were changed to “great things”.
Jordan died at the age of twenty-two in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related incident.