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East TX man killed in motorcycle crash was an Iraq war veteran

Logan Houshmand (Source: Facebook) Logan Houshmand (Source: Facebook)
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

An East Texas college student, who was killed in a motorcycle accident on Friday, was also an Iraq war veteran and had just graduated college. 26-year-old Logan Houshmand, a LeTourneau University student, died from his injuries from Friday's wreck on Delwood Street in Longview.

The news of Houshmand's death hit those who knew him hard. "We were shocked when we got that phone call. He had integrity. He wanted things to be real, what it is to think about eternal life," says LeTourneau University associate professor of aviation technology Matt Poelman.

He was a marine who served a tour in Iraq and those who knew him saw he was a young man with a lot of character. "He lost some good friends in that environment and was always sensitive to that. We lost our son in Iraq in 2005. It just speaks to the character of this young man and I appreciate him. We're going to miss him," Poelman says.

By all accounts Houshmand was a model student. He had come to LeTourneau University after his service to complete his degree in aircraft systems. He organized the annual LeTourneau car show earlier this year. He graduated May 3rd and was looking to a bright future.

"He had the kind of abilities mechanically that you look for in the graduates here. The promise for him was incredible, the things he could have done," says Poelman.

All that he would have gone on to do, his friends can only guess. "He did have a life full of promise, healthy young man, strong character," Matt says.

Logan had just been hired on to a post graduate position at the LeTourneau University aviation center.

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