CHICAGO (CBS) — There was a huge patriotic turnout Tuesday night for a fallen soldier from the southwest suburbs.
Children played and danced in the new Michael Sutter Park in Tinley Park. The area is dedicated to Michael Sutter, who was killed during a tour of duty in Iraq back in 2003.
The 28-year-old from Tinley Park was serving as an Army staff sergeant in Iraq, defusing IED’s to protect his fellow soldiers and Iraqi civilians.
His mother, Judy, said on the day after Christmas in 2003, he had already disarmed one bomb, when a second killed him.
“There was another bomb underneath the road, pressure treated. So when he stepped on it, it blew up,” she said.