Norman L. Tollett

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Elyria, OH

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Sergeant

Sergeant Norman Lane Tollett was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC. He died in Baghdad of wounds sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire during combat patrol operations.

“Lane entered the military after visiting the World Trade Center site in NY and learning that former NFL player Pat Tillman, killed in Afghanistan in 2004, had said that he joined the U.S. Army to become part of a larger team,” his father said.

Lane graduated from Elyria Catholic High School. He exemplified the school’s motto, “Loyalty That Never Dies.” That was Lane Tollett!

Age: 30

Date of Death: April 28, 2007

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