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Army 1st Lt. Leif E. Nott

Died July 30, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom


24, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; attached to A Troop, 1st Battalion, 10th Cavalry, Fort Hood, Texas; died of wounds received from hostile fire on July 30 in Belaruz, Iraq.

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Growing up with an Army dad, Leif E. Nott was born in Italy, raised in Europe and graduated from high school in Germany. He spoke at least five languages. When it was time for college, he came back to the United States to continue the family’s military tradition, enrolling at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

Family members said Nott was known for his “can-do” attitude, and his latest assignment was troop executive officer, the right-hand man for the troop commander. Nott had met his wife, Melanie, in a Bible study class while at his previous post, the Army’s tanker training headquarters at Fort Knox.

— Associated Press


Funeral Aug. 8 for Cheyenne soldier killed in Iraq

Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Funeral services were scheduled for Aug. 8 for 1st Lt. Leif E. Nott, who was killed last week in Iraq.

Nott, 24, died of wounds received from hostile fire July 30 in Belaruz.

A funeral liturgy was scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Cathedral with the Rev. Gary Ruzicka and Chaplain David Hall officiating.

Interment will be in Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.

Nott, a 2000 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., had been assigned to A Troop, 1st Battalion, 10th Cavalry at Fort Hood, Texas.

His parents and a brother live in Cheyenne.

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