Friends and family will gather in a rural church in northwest Iowa this weekend to pay their respects to the latest Iowa National Guardsman to be killed in Iraq.
Twenty-year-old Gregory Tull of Pocahontas was killed when a bomb went off near his armored Humvee.
Leaders from the National Guard will meet privately with the family to promote Tull to Sergeant and honor him with the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and other military honors. His family will hold a visitation from four ’til eight tomorrow night at the Faith Lutheran Church near Palmer. Tull’s funeral will be held Saturday morning in the same church. He’ll be buried in Humbolt.
Tull was a 2003 graduate of Pocahontas High School, then attended South Dakota State University before he volunteered for military duty a year ago. Tull’s parents, Eileen and Gary, and a brother — Bryan — all live in Pocahontas.
The family has established the Greg Tull Memorial Fund to raise money for a Veterans’ Monument at the Pocahontas County Courthouse as well as a memorial at the cemetery where Tull will be buried. Contributions can be sent to Bank Iowa, P.O. Box 37, Humboldt, Iowa 50548, or Pocahontas State Bank, P.O. Box 130, Pocahontas, Iowa 50574.