Funeral Arrangements Made for Stow Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
Cuyahoga Falls Patch - almost 5 years
Family, friends, soldiers, the city and the nation are mourning for Second Lt. David Edward Rylander, 23, who died May 2, 2012.
The Department of Defense announced May 8 that Second Lt. Rylander died of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York.
The following information was supplied by Redmon Funeral Home:
Born on Oct. 14, 1988 in Akron, David was a graduate of home school where he excelled academically. Additionally, David was an accomplished pianist, member of the Cuyahoga Falls Tigersharks swim team and an Eagle Scout.
He enjoyed attending and serving at the Victory Life Church in Stow, where he was actively involved with their F.M. Ministry group. After completing one year at the University of Akron, David realized his dream of gaining admittance and attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where
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