SSG Richard J. Tieman Child Development Center Dedication

By Lindsay WashabaughJune 14, 2011

The family of Staff Sergeant Richard J. Tieman gather together to unveil the plaque. From left to right: Colonel Cheri Provancha, Letterkenny Commander; Tyler Tieman, brother; retired Master Sergeant, Richard Tieman, father; First Sergeant Greg Stevens, Letterkenny Sergeant Major, Diane Tieman, mother and Paulina Tieman, wife.
1 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The family of Staff Sergeant Richard J. Tieman gather together to unveil the plaque. From left to right: Colonel Cheri Provancha, Letterkenny Commander; Tyler Tieman, brother; retired Master Sergeant, Richard Tieman, father; First Sergeant Greg Stevens, Letterkenny Sergeant Major, Diane Tieman, mother and Paulina Tieman, wife. (Photo Credit: Trent Shields, Letterkenny Army Depot) VIEW ORIGINAL
Letterkenny Commander, Colonel Cheri Provancha, “Mrs. Tieman and the Tieman Family—when children are dropped off at the Tieman Child Development Center and see your husband, son and brother’s picture on the wall, it will be a daily reminder of the hero that was committed to his country ensuring that these little ones will continue to experience a life of freedom, hope and opportunity. SSG Tieman’s service will live on in the legacy of this center and serve as a reminder to all of those individuals, like Richard, who are willing to defend our rights, protect our freedom and selflessly serve.”
2 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Letterkenny Commander, Colonel Cheri Provancha, “Mrs. Tieman and the Tieman Family—when children are dropped off at the Tieman Child Development Center and see your husband, son and brother’s picture on the wall, it will be a daily reminder of the hero that was committed to his country ensuring that these little ones will continue to experience a life of freedom, hope and opportunity. SSG Tieman’s service will live on in the legacy of this center and serve as a reminder to all of those individuals, like Richard, who are willing to defend our rights, protect our freedom and selflessly serve.” (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Approximately 125 people attended the dedication to pay their respects and remember the legacy that Staff Sergeant  Tieman left behind.
3 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Approximately 125 people attended the dedication to pay their respects and remember the legacy that Staff Sergeant Tieman left behind. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Major General James E. Rogers, Commanding General, AMCOM  says "You know the worth of a Soldier by the representation of his Soldiers that came from his unit all the way from Europe for this Child Development Center to be named after a local Soldier for what he did and what he believed in."
4 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Major General James E. Rogers, Commanding General, AMCOM says "You know the worth of a Soldier by the representation of his Soldiers that came from his unit all the way from Europe for this Child Development Center to be named after a local Soldier for what he did and what he believed in." (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
First Sergeant Greg Stevens, Letterkenny Sergeant Major leads children from the Child Development Center in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
5 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – First Sergeant Greg Stevens, Letterkenny Sergeant Major leads children from the Child Development Center in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Major General Reuben D. Jones, Deputy Commanding General-Operations, Installation Management Command shares about the leadership qualities of Staff Sergeant Tieman. He would never let anyone do anything that he wasn't willing to do....that's a Soldier...thats a hero.
6 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Major General Reuben D. Jones, Deputy Commanding General-Operations, Installation Management Command shares about the leadership qualities of Staff Sergeant Tieman. He would never let anyone do anything that he wasn't willing to do....that's a Soldier...thats a hero. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sergeant First Class Deanglo Bivins. United States Army, Retired shares many fond memories he had with Staff Sergeant Richard Tieman.
7 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sergeant First Class Deanglo Bivins. United States Army, Retired shares many fond memories he had with Staff Sergeant Richard Tieman. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sergeant First Class Hugo Webster refers to Staff Sergeant Tieman as TNT--Dynamite and says that he can truly call him his hero.
8 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sergeant First Class Hugo Webster refers to Staff Sergeant Tieman as TNT--Dynamite and says that he can truly call him his hero. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
SSG Tieman was assigned to Special Troops Battalion V Corps, Heidelberg, Germany. Several of his fellow Soldiers traveled to be present at the dedication.
9 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SSG Tieman was assigned to Special Troops Battalion V Corps, Heidelberg, Germany. Several of his fellow Soldiers traveled to be present at the dedication. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
First Sergeant Greg Stevens, Letterkenny Sergeant Major, thanks the family of Staff Sergeant Tieman for his loyalty, service and sacrifice.
10 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – First Sergeant Greg Stevens, Letterkenny Sergeant Major, thanks the family of Staff Sergeant Tieman for his loyalty, service and sacrifice. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Children at the CDC present their handmade artwork to the father and widow of SSG Tieman. They drew what it meant to be a "hero" and described that a hero is someone who saves lives.
11 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Children at the CDC present their handmade artwork to the father and widow of SSG Tieman. They drew what it meant to be a "hero" and described that a hero is someone who saves lives. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
The plaque reads: This facility is dedicated in memory of SSG Richard J. Tieman of Waynesboro, PA. Who died as the result of wounds sustained from an IED Kabul, Afghanistan, 18 May 2010.  From left to right: Colonel Cheri Provancha, Letterkenny Commander; Tyler Tieman, brother; retired Master Sergeant, Richard Tieman, father; First Sergeant Greg Stevens, Letterkenny Sergeant Major, Diane Tieman, mother and Paulina Tieman, wife.
12 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The plaque reads: This facility is dedicated in memory of SSG Richard J. Tieman of Waynesboro, PA. Who died as the result of wounds sustained from an IED Kabul, Afghanistan, 18 May 2010. From left to right: Colonel Cheri Provancha, Letterkenny Commander; Tyler Tieman, brother; retired Master Sergeant, Richard Tieman, father; First Sergeant Greg Stevens, Letterkenny Sergeant Major, Diane Tieman, mother and Paulina Tieman, wife. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
A Pennsylvania veteran, Timothy Wright brought his Fallen Heroes of the Mid-Atlantic war memorial wall to the dedication. The wall lists the names of fallen troops from seven states, during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
13 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Pennsylvania veteran, Timothy Wright brought his Fallen Heroes of the Mid-Atlantic war memorial wall to the dedication. The wall lists the names of fallen troops from seven states, during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL