The family of Pvt. Anthony Sausto have released the following statements for use by news media. Sausto was killed in action on May 10 while assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), currently serving in Iraq.
The following statement was released on behalf of Pvt. Anthony Sausto’s sister, Wendy Feldbauer (above, left), and his mother, Nancy Sausto (above, right):
“Anthony Jonathan Sausto, 22, was a beloved son, brother, uncle, boyfriend, nephew, and cousin. He was a great man with a big heart. He saw the lighter side of life and brought a smile to everyone he met. His lifelong dream was to join the Army and service and serve his country. In the last months of his life, before his deployment to Iraq, he was the happiest we had ever seen him. He planned to go into legal services in the military after he returned from Iraq.”
Mother Nancy Sausto continues, “He was my son, gift, a ray of sunshine always. I am so proud of him, and he will love on forever and always in my heart.”