My brother Galen just emailed me that latest article from the hometown newspaper (Albany Democrat-Herald) about my nephew Tyler Troyer.

Here’s the link: Family, friends honor Marine. It tells about the ceremony they held at Tyler’s high school this morning.

I found a couple of pictures online.

Tyler with an Iraqi child.

Here’s Tyler on the mound.

Gov. Kulongoski asked that flags at public institutions fly at half-staff today in memory of Tyler.

My wife and I are planning on flying out to Oregon next week, I’m in the process of getting airline tickets.