Londonderry loses a soldier
U.S. Army Cpl. Tyler Pimpis, 22, died last week after being injured in a motorcycle crash in Kileen, Texas. Pimpis, shown here in an undated 2008 photo, graduated from Londonderry High School in 2009. (COURTESY)
U.S. Army Cpl. Tyler J. Pimpis, 22, died Aug. 28. Pimpis, a 2009 Londonderry High School graduate, was stationed at Fort Hood at the time of his death, after serving two combat tours in Afghanistan.
Those who knew Pimpis best described him as an extremely family-oriented young man who enjoyed riding his motorcycle, building things out of wood and playing with the new puppy he'd recently adopted.
During his visits home, Pimpis would stop in at his alma mater to catch up with his former teachers.
"He represented the armed forces proudly," Juster said. "He didn't sugar-coat his mission and the commitment required, but honestly told us how great it felt to serve his country every day."
In addition to his mother, survivors include his father, Stephen Pimpis and sister Kaila Pimpis, both of Londonderry, and brother Michael Pimpis and sister-in-law Tiffany of Westport, Mass.
Brent's older brother, Private 1st Class Eric Currier, was killed while on duty in Afghanistan in February 2010. Brent eventually left the military honorably, though Pimpis soon reenlisted for a second term.
His younger sister, Kaila, who set up a memorial Facebook page in her brother's honor, said she had an extremely close relationship with her brother, who surprised her in 2011 when he took leave from one of his tours in Afghanistan to attend her high school graduation.
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