Robert Lytle Jr., 42, was a Army veteran
Robert J. Lytle Jr., 42, of New Milford, tragically took his own life July 12, 2010, at his home after suffering silently from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder since his honorable discharge as a sergeant from the U.S. Army in 1993. He was the husband to Lori-Ann Lytle for 12 years.
Mr. Lytle was a combat war veteran of operations Just Cause and Desert Storm.
During his Army tenure, he served with the 411th MP Co., 720th MP BN in the Emirate of Kuwait as a member of Task Force Freedom, earning the Kuwait Liberation Medal; participated in the Joint Task Force, GTMO, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, earning a Humanitarian Service Medal; and was a member of Joint Task Force South in Operation Just Cause in Panama.
In 1992, Mr. Lytle was especially proud to have been awarded The Army Commendation Medal for exceptionally meritorious service as a member of the 411th MP Co., Fort Hood, Texas.
He was an avid fan of the Military History Channel.
After leaving the Army, he pursued a career in the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, where he achieved honor graduate status in 1993.
Mr. Lytle worked at MCC in New York, FCI in Waseca, Minn., MDC in Brooklyn, N.Y., and FCI in Danbury.
He loved his work and his BOP family and was thrilled to have been recently promoted to lieutenant at FCI in Danbury.
The inmates at FCI in 1994 played matchmaker and convinced Mr. Lytle to ask his future wife out on a date.
In his free time, Mr. Lytle enjoyed spending time at the local VFW and riding his Harley Davidson.
He was known to love his family above all else.
In addition to this wife, Mr. Lytle is survived by a son, Alexander John, 10; his cherished (and ridiculously pampered) dogs, Foster and Max; his parents, Robert and Geraldine Lytle, of Danbury; his siblings, and their spouses, Jennifer Vuolo, and her husband, Edward, of Brewster, Sean Lytle, and his wife, Gina, of New Canaan, and Aileen DeVeaug, and her husband, Jon, of Waterbury; his in-laws, George and Helen Lalak, of Bridgewater; several nieces and nephews; and many other extended family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers.
The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076, which provides services to veterans with PTSD.