Bobby L Twitty

Bobby L Twitty

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U.S. Marines
RAMADI, IRAQ 07/22/2007

He was born in Conroe, Texas and lived most of his life in Bedias. Now, Lance Corporal Bobby Lee Twitty has come home for the last time.

The body of Lance Corporal Twitty, 20, who was killed in Iraq Sunday, July 22, 2007, arrived at Easterwood Airport just after 3 p.m. Thursday. His body was met by his fellow Marines and his family, the Madisonville High School grad’s flag-draped casket was brought from the plane to a hearse that would carry him home to Madison County.

“I think it’s every citizen’s obligation to pay respect to the men and women that are putting their lives on the line as this young man did,” said John Happ, the director of Easterwood. “I think it’s really an honor and a privilege that we’re able to have this kind of a service at Easterwood.”

Many flags out only for national holidays fly prominently in Madisonville, some at half staff in honor of Twitty. About 60 people lined the downtown square, most bearing American or Texas flags in tribute to the fallen soldier — a young man forever known to all as a patriot.

Twitty joined the Marine Corps in 2005 after graduating Madisonville High School. He was on his fifth month of service in Iraq when he was killed in a vehicle accident in Anbar province. He grew up in Bedias and was the second oldest among six brothers and sisters.

“He told his father he wanted a challenge,” his aunt, Carolyn Johnson said of his decision to join the Marines.

At home, Twitty enjoyed playing pool and bowling. He also loved hunting with his father and uncle, family members said.

They said he will be remembered by his friends as outgoing and fun-loving. In the short 20 years that he was with us, he made a lasting impression with numerous people, Johnson said.

He also is survived by his parents, James and Tammy Twitty.

Bobby’s portrait is also located on Poster 3


5 Responses to “Bobby L Twitty”
  1. Lauren Twitty (sister) says:

    Me and my brother, Bobby had lots of great times. I have no idea of what to say about him except that I couldn’t ask for a better one. If it wasn’t for him pushing me to do what I wanted, I wouldn’t be here without the help of him…yes I would be here but I wouldn’t be graduating high school this spring and going on to college to become a teacher. He loved his family so much out of all the memories of him that I have I can’t think of one where he is not smiling or laughing about something. Thats one thing he loved to do was smile or laugh and if that wasn’t on his face then you did something wrong and made him mad. He was an all-around great person. He is my hero for serving for us and dying even if it was just a vehicle mishap. He sacrificed his life for me. I love my brother and always will. Hoorah Bobby. You are missed dearly!

  2. Joshua Blotzer says:

    You were a good man. I wish I could have had the opportunity to get to know you better in the 6 months we served together in Iraq. You will never be forgotten.

  3. Robert Bender says:

    Hoorah brother we miss you I’ll come visit you when I get back to Texas thank you for your service and keeping our nation free….go mustangs from Robert bender

  4. Charles Ehm says:

    I was the Marine that escorted Bobby back to TX. Being there that week was the biggest honor and the hardest experience in my 9 years in the Marine Corps. I think of Bobby often.

  5. Charles Ehm says:

    I was the Marine that escorted Bobby back to TX. I think if the him and his family often. I hope he continues to Rest In Peace and his family is doing well.
    Till Valhalla…

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