Leighton Scott Drisdale, 24, an Army first
lieutenant and a 1982 graduate of Montgomery
County's Winston Churchill High School, died in an auto accident
Feb. 17 in West Germany.
Lt. Drisdale was born in San Francisco and grew up in Potomac. He
played football and rantrack at Churchill, and was captain of the
basketball team and head coach of the Powder Puffs, a girls soccer
He was a 1986 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy
at West Point where he also played
football. After graduation, he was an assistant coach of the Army
1986 and 1987 football teams.
Later he attended the Army's artillery school at Fort Sill, Okla.,
and paratrooper school at Fort
Benning, Ga., and he received the air assault badge at Fort
At the time of his death, Lt. Drisdale was a platoon
leader in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment at Bad Kissingen,
Survivors include his parents, retired Army Col.
Fred and Geraldine Drisdale of Potomac; and a brother, Lance
Drisdale of Los Angeles.