Private Byron Fouty

By: Beth Shayne Email
By: Beth Shayne Email

A $200,000 reward is being offered by the US military in hopes of finding three missing soldiers in Iraq.

Seven soldiers were ambushed over the weekend, and four of them killed.

Private First Class Daniel Courneya, from Vermontville, was among those killed.
Private Byron Fouty, who went to school in Commerce Township, is missing.

In Oakland County, Cathy Conger waits anxiously for news about him. She opened her home to him in 2005 after he was kicked out. Her son is a long-time friend of Fouty.

"He was always like family," she says.

At Walled Lake Central High School where he once attended, yellow ribbons are tied to trees. A note from the assistant principal says they'll remain there until he comes home safely.


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  • by Kelley Location: New Hampshire on May 14, 2008 at 05:25 AM
    I pray for their safety everyday! My they come home soon!! My heart, thoughts and prayers are with both Byron's family and Alex's family. I continue to think of the Anzack family along with all of our young brave men and women who are serving our country!
  • by Joanne Jacobs Location: Sherman Oaks, CA on May 30, 2007 at 08:38 PM
    I'm just an ordinary US citizen who thinks about Byron and Alex every single day. If there is some way that they can be released and come home, please God, let it happen.
  • by Ryan Campbell Location: Baumholder, Germeny on May 30, 2007 at 09:42 AM
    I was in basic traing with Fouty, in what little free time we had we hung out. so when i heard of what had happend it really hit me hard.. we hear about thing like this all the time, and don't think alot about it untill its someone you know.. i'm getting read to deploy to Iraq in Nov... My prayers go out to him and his family.. -- come home safely!!!!! culirc@yahoo.com
  • by Brooke Location: Walled Lake, MI on May 24, 2007 at 08:32 AM
    I've known Byron since 8th grade and although we've had our differences throughout the years, we've gotten through them and are still friends. You know, you always think that nothing will happen to the people you care about that is in the military, but then when it does it hits you like a ton of bricks. Byron - Come home safely!
  • by Guy Location: Kentucky on May 24, 2007 at 06:50 AM
    I am in the army and did 1 tour so far in iraq. Byron is from the same hometown as me in waterford so it hits close to home. He and the other soldiers are in my prayers.
  • by Amanda Location: Tucson, AZ on May 21, 2007 at 05:50 PM
    Byron is my cousin, and all though I dont know him all to well, he is family. Family lives through the heart, and you will always be in mine, as I will always be in yours. Our prayers are enough to move mountains, enough to guide you home. Byron Fouty your are loved and honored by all who know you, and even by those who don't. You're courage is so superior, I am very proud to say that we are family. You are in my thoughts, and always in my prayers. God is with you Byron. Love, your cousin, Amanda F.
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