The wife of Capt. John L. Hallett III, who was killed Tuesday in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, released photos and a statement on behalf of herself and their three children: Jackson, Bryce, Heidi.
“Captain John Louis Hallett, III, was an amazing father, devoted and joyful husband, thoughtful son, loving brother, and inspiring friend,” Lisa A. Hallett said. “John possessed incredible work ethic and inspirational integrity. He would always put the needs of others before his own. He was a patient teacher to our children. John loved to organize; he always left the house with pen and paper, ready to make a list. He had an intelligent, balanced, and fair perspective.
“He had the warmest and most genuine smile. John would always make people laugh by his clever ways and kind humor. He was the support system for his family. From his years at West Point through his military career, John loved the challenge of being in the army and knowing that he had the opportunity to serve his country and help others through leadership, example, and duty. John felt a strong commitment to serve the country he loved.
“Words fail to begin to describe John’s true spirit. John’s amazing example and memories will live in and guide his three young children.”