19, of Hartland, Maine; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; died July 17 in Talukan, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Army Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth B. Elwell.
To honor Pfc. Tyler M. Springmann, his Aunt, Karissy Myers retrieved this stone from her mom’s house in Newport, ME where Tyler used to skateboard up and down the driveway.
Watch this video to learn why this stone is significant and what it says about Pfc. Tyler M. Springmann.