Marine Cpl. Gregory S. Stultz
Died February 19, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom
22, of Brazil, Ind.; assigned to the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan; died Feb. 19 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
(The following was taken from thebraziltimes.com of Feb. 22, 2010) Cpl. Gregory S. Stultz, 22, Brazil, currently serving in Afghanistan, died while in combat, Feb. 19, 2010.
He was born June 7, 1987, to Bill and Kim Stultz.
While at Northview High School, Greg was an accomplished member, and Captain, of the wrestling team. He was also a member of the high school football team, where he played as a linebacker.
Greg graduated from Northview High School with the class of 2006. Following high school, he earned a wrestling scholarship and attended Rend Lake Junior College.
Greg was a former employee at the YMCA of Clay County, where he assisted with the day care.
He joined the United States Marine Corps in November 2007. Greg was serving as a Recon Marine, which is an elite division of the Marine Corps. He was deployed to Afghanistan in November to assist with Operation Enduring Freedom.
Amongst his accomplishments, he was awarded a Sea Service Deployment Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, National Defense Medal and a Meritorious Mast certificate as well as a letter of appreciation from a high ranking officer.
Greg actively participated in the ministry at The House of Hope along with his dad and brother Zach. He was a member of McCormick's Creek Church in Spencer, as well as the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ in Brazil.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather William Stultz Sr., who was killed while serving in Vietnam, and uncle Steve Lalen.
Greg is survived by his mother Kim Stultz and Kevin Jackson, Brazil, father Bill Stultz Jr., Spencer, brothers Zach Stulutz and Jeremiah Jackson, Brazil, sisters Jessie Stultz, Miriah Stultz, Haley Stultz, and Sienna Jackson, all of Brazil, nephew Jaxon Gregory Lee Singer, grandparents Randy and Jena Lalen, Yvonna Lalen, all of Brazil, Dorothy Cooper and Commodore Cooper, also of Brazil, uncles Randy Lalen, Dustin Lalen, Curt Cooper and Mason Cooper, cousins Dustin Joseph Lalen, Wyatt Lalen, Trista Anderson, Cade Cooper and Hayden Cooper, as well as a very close friend, Christopher Dean.
Services will be at Christ Community Church 10942 N. SR 59 Brazil, Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at 1 p.m., with Stoney Lalen officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be at Christ Community Church Thursday,, from 3-8 p.m., and again Friday from 11 a.m., until time of services.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the YMCA of Clay County 225 E. Kruzan St. Brazil 47834 or United Service Organization, 2111 Wilson Blvd, Suite 1200, Arlington, VA 22201.
French Funeral Home, in Brazil, has been entrusted with his care.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.