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57925 1LT HOUGHTON Andrew Ryan
September 26, 1978 - August 09, 2004


Post a personal eulogy

On July 10, Andy was gravely injured by a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) while riding in a Bradley fighting vehicle. He was on an early morning patrol near Samarra, Iraq with his platoon. He survived until Aug. 9, 2004, when he succumbed to his injuries.

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I wish I had words to offer that would bring healing for Andy and comfort for his family - but my mind just keeps thinking of Psalm 20:7 'Some nations boast of their armies and weapons, but we boast in the Lord our God.' Andy, thank you for your service - thank you for your sacrifice. There is a country of men, women, and children who now have a chance to know the word Freedom because you brought them HOPE.
My prayers will be for you tonight, Andy. Hooah!
To Andy's family and friends - all my respect.

- General Tommy Franks, U.S. Army (Retired)

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