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John R. Teal

John R. Teal

Died: October 23, 2003

Rank: Captain

Unit: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

Branch: U.S. Army

Captain John Robert Teal lost his life on October 23, 2003, when an improvised ex­plosive device exploded near his convoy near Baqubah, Iraq. The 31-year-old Medi­cal Service Corps officer was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, in Fort Hood, Texas, supporting Op­eration Iraqi Freedom. Friends and family honored their beloved son and brother on November 3, 2003, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, in Montpelier, Virginia, after which he was given a hero’s burial on November 4, 2003, in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

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