CPT Leif E. Nott
July 30, 2003
Photo courtesy of Academy Photo
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
At the request of the family, please
send all flowers directly to the funeral home listed below:
Mrs. Melanie Nott
1900 East 19th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82001
The Defense Department announced
Friday that Army 1st Lt. Leif E. Nott was killed in Belaruz,
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
He is survived by his wife of two
years and his parents.
Aug. 8, 2003
Area youth mourn loss of Fort Hood
As Wyoming's state capital prepares
to bury one of its own, Central Texasarea residents reflected
on the life of a young man who had reached out to the community's
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
"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
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
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.