In Memory: Timothy McGovern (December 5, 1978 – October 31, 2007)

Those who knew Tim will remember him for his loyalty, his devotion to his country and for his friendship. Our friend, Tim McGovern was killed while on duty, defending our country in Iraq on October 31, 2007.

Tim and I

I grew up with Tim and roomed with him for 3 years in college. I wouldn’t change the time we spent together for anything. The memories I have from the years I spent at Purdue mostly contain the things he and I did together. Mountain climbing, early morning training, experiencing college life together and eventually, meeting my wife Amy. Our hearts are broken because of his passing. But we can continue to smile and be proud thinking back on all of the memories of the time we shared together and knowing he has made our country a better and more safe place. Tim “Fatness” McGovern will be in our hearts forever.

Arrangements are still being finalized. More information will be available on their website.

UPDATE: Read my memories from Tims’ burial here.

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