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CPT Leif E. Nott
KIA July 30, 2003


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Funeral Services for 1LT Leif E. Nott, US Army, will begin at 1300 hours on Friday August 08, 2003 and will be held at:

The Cathedral of St. Mary
100 West 21st Street
Cheyenne, WY 82001
(307) 635-5723

At the request of the family, please send all flowers directly to the funeral home listed below:

Mrs. Melanie Nott
Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel
1900 East 19th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82001
(307) 638-6203



The Defense Department announced Friday that Army 1st Lt. Leif E. Nott was killed in Belaruz, Iraq.

The 24-year-old soldier died of wounds received from hostile fire Wednesday. He had been assigned to A Troop, 1st Battalion, 10th Cavalry at Fort Hood, Texas.

***No official findings have been published by the Department of Defense or the Department of the Army on the incidents in Belaruz, Iraq on July 30, 2003 and all reports should be considered either speculation or hearsay until that time.

He is survived by his wife of two years and his parents.

Aug. 8, 2003

Area youth mourn loss of Fort Hood lieutenant


Herald Staff Writer


As Wyoming's state capital prepares to bury one of its own, Central Texas–area residents reflected on the life of a young man who had reached out to the community's youth.

1st Lt. Leif E. Nott, 24, of Cheyenne died after he was hit by hostile fire July 30 in Belaruz, Iraq, according to a Defense Department news release.

Born in Vincenza, Italy, to U.S. military parents, Nott was a 4th Infantry Division soldier who had been assigned to A Troop, 1st Battalion, 10th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood after his graduation in 2000 from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

Once at Fort Hood, Nott became involved with Young Life, a group that reaches out to high school youth to build a relationship with God.

He also married his wife, Melanie, in July 2001.

"He's a great man," said Mike Helm, a Harker Heights resident who has been involved with Young Life for about four to five years. "He made a profound impact on the lives of the young kids he touched."

Helm said he met Nott at a Young Life party shortly after his arrival to Fort Hood a few years ago. The lieutenant was introduced to him by Kim West, his former youth leader.

"She was so proud that one of her youth had come to volunteer," Helm said.

Suzann Mayfield, another Young Life leader, said the youth were having a difficult time dealing with the news of Nott's death in Iraq.

Mayfield, who was planning to attend today's funeral service in Cheyenne, said a memorial service probably will be scheduled in the coming weeks in the Killeen area.

The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle in its online editions reported Thursday that the funeral service is set for 1 p.m. today in St. Mary's Cathedral in Cheyenne. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens.

Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal and Cheyenne Mayor Jack Spiker are expected to attend the services for that state's sixth servicemember to be killed in the line of duty since 2001, the paper reported.

Some residents were urging the community to wave flags along the funeral procession route, the paper reported. Vehicles in Nott's funeral procession will display U.S. flags.

Nott's survivors include his wife, his parents, Leslie and Raffaella Nott of Cheyenne; one brother, Eric Nott of Cheyenne; his grandparents, Maria Teresa Fadiga of Italy, Oliva Wright of Iowa, Shirley Nott of Cheyenne and Steve Wright of Iowa.


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