About Cory David Eiland:
Family, friends mourn death of DeLand soldier.
Cory Eiland, 21, was killed in a crash in NY June
6. Pvt. E-2 Cory Eiland hadn't even been back in the country from his 15-month combat tour in Afghanistan
for three months before he was killed in a car crash in New York.
The 2010 DeLand High School
graduate and soldier was stationed at Fort Drum in New York when he died June 6. He was 21. The news
of his death shocked teachers and staff at the high school who remembered him two years after he graduated.
Memory of Cory David Eiland April 1, 1991 - June 6, 2012
Deland, FL age 21 currently stationed
in Fort Drum NY died in an Auto Accident on Wednesday June 6, 2012 in Hammond, NY.
Cory was born
April 1, 1991 in Tampa, FL. He graduated from Deland High School class of 2010 where he played football,
was on the track and field team and was a member of the ROTC program for all 4 years. He attended US
Army basic training at Fort Jackson, SC & AIT training at Fort Gordon, GA. Cory was a 25Q Multichannel
Transmission Systems Operator Maintainer stationed at Fort Drum, NY with the 10th Mountain Division
Charlie Co 3rd Brigade Special Troop Battalion. He recently returned from a 15 month tour in Kandahar,
Afghanistan FOB Hawz-E-Mudad in March 2012. Cory enjoyed boating, hunting, four wheeling, snowboarding,
fishing and driving his mustang. Cory enjoyed life to its fullest every moment. He loved his family
and friends dearly and would do anything for them.
He always put a smile on everyone's face with
his smile that would light up the room. He gave the best hugs and gave them freely. He could know you
for 5 minutes or 5 years and love you just the same. He will be deeply missed by many but forever in
Cory is survived by his father Mark & Jodi Eiland; mother Rosalind Eiland; siblings,
Candice & Charlie Eiland-Seig, Justin Lopesilvero, Samantha Esarey, Hayden Flanders and Ethan Flanders;
niece Paige and nephew Colton; paternal grandfather David & Donna Eiland, paternal grandmother: Mary
Jo & Steve Grieninger, Maternal Grandparents Roger & Rosemarie Flanders, Brenda J. Lopesilvero, Gil
Lopesilvero; Godfather Charlie Walsh & Godmother Nia Zwak-Ray ; Aunts Cynthia Adorno, Tricia Eiland
and Kristy Youngers; Uncles Justin Eiland and Jason Lopesilvero; Cousins Nathan Youngers, Amber Youngers,
Andrew Diley, Kyleigh Adorno, Amber & Nick Hills and Maddox Hills.