HOLSTEIN, NE, USA U.S. Army SGT, HHC, 1-28 IN, 4 BCT, 1 ID, TASK ORG 1 CD BAGHDAD, IRAQ 03/20/2007
Holstein resident, Sgt. Wayne R. Cornell, 26, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq.
Sergeant Cornell was born August 3, 1980 in Grand Island, Nebraska to Larry W. Cornell & Pat (Christensen) Perrie. He graduated from Silver Lake High School, Roseland, Nebraska in 1999. He married Patricia Warburton on June 24, 2002. He was a member of Troop A 167th Calvary of the Nebraska National Guard for 4 years before joining the United States Army in 2005 at Fort Riley, Kansas. He was a member of HHC,1-28 IN, 4BCT, 1ID. He participated in Hapkido and was a 3rd Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do, volunteer fireman EMT in Holstein, and V.F.W. in Grand Island. He was a past member of the Hastings Police Department Explorers. He loved his family.
Wife: Patricia Cornell – Holstein, NE Daughter: Zoie Cornell of the home Son: Dameion Cornell of the home Mother: Pat Perrie – Holstein, NE Father: Larry Cornell – Fairmont, NE Sisters: JaNalle Gowlovech – Sioux Falls, SD JaDeen Cornell – Blue Hill, NE Step Brother: James Perrie – Campbell, NE Step Sister: Rhonda DeVries – Thermopolis, WY Grandmothers: Darlene Christensen – Grand Island, NE LaVonne Ward – Laguna Hills, CA