Archive for Thursday, October 26, 2006

Cpl. David M. Unger

1984-2006

October 26, 2006

A service for Cpl. David M. Unger, 21, Leavenworth, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Fort Leavenworth Main Post Chapel. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Cpl Unger was killed in action on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, in Iraq.

He was born Oct. 31, 1984, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Diana L. Daniel Pitts and Matthew E. Unger.

Cpl Unger enlisted in the U.S. Army on Aug. 21, 2003, after graduating from Leavenworth High School. He was raised in the Leavenworth area and had attended West Middle School and David Brewer Elementary School. Since he was 13, he had worked at the Main Post Chapel on Fort Leavenworth.

He married Laura K. Ott on Feb. 14, 2004, in Lampasas County, Texas. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son Gage M.; his father Matthew E., Lansing; his mother and stepfather Diana L. and Scott Pitts, Easton; two brothers, Jeremy and Shane, and two sisters, Joani Unger and Sadie Pitts, all of Easton; his grandparents, Don and Kathie Echols, Easton, Tom Daniel, Sunrise Beach, Mo., and Virginia and James Culicigno, St. Louis, Mo.; great-grandparents Pete and Gertrude Derezinski, Leavenworth; many uncles and aunts including Joe Unger, Joe (Tom) Daniel, and Mary Shelley; and numerous cousins including Caitlin Sullivan.

A visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 26 at Leavenworth High School gymnasium. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until 3 p.m. today at the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel.

Those attending service Friday are reminded to arrive early with identification for the front gate security check at Fort Leavenworth.

The family suggests memorials to the David Unger Memorial Fund, sent in care of funeral chapel, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth 66048, or to Frontier Credit Union, 690 Eisenhower Road, Leavenworth 66048; attn: Jodi or Brenda.

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