Captain Reid Nannen, Olympia Grad
for Marine Major Reid "Eeyore" Nannen, a 2000 Olympia graduate, who
died March 1, 2014 in a "Top Gun"training exercise at Fallon, Nevada
were held Saturday, March 22.. Captain Nannen was ten days away from a
promotion to Major Nannen and graduating from Top Gun School in Fallon,
Nevada. Visitation was held from 4 -7 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Olympia
High School, Stanford, IL. The funeral was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday
at Eastview Christian Church, Normal, IL, with burial following at Camp
Butler in Springfield.
at Olympia, Reid was a two-year captain of the swim team, section
leader for the drum line, member of Elite Eight Baseball Teams in 1999
and 2000 and was an Illinois State Scholar. After graduating from
Olympia High School, Reid went on to the University of Illinois. While
in school, he was a member of the NROTC battalion and participated in
the Marching Illini Drum Line NROTC Drill Team. Reid was commissioned a
second lieutenant in May, 2004, and attended The Basic School with Delta
Company class 4-04. After TBS, Reid attended Naval Aviation Training
with MATSG-21 at NAS Pensacola, NAS Whiting Field and NAS Meridian. Reid
received several awards and decorations in his short career.
is survived by his wife, Sarah, and four children: Peter, 5, Betsy, 3
1/2, Curtis, 2, and Isla, age 2 months. Captain Nannen was the son of
Dale and Mary Ann Nannen from Hopedale, Illinois, and he had two
sisters, Bethany and Briana.
Click on the link below to see or contribute to the Captain Reid Nannen Memorial Children's Fund.