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Dan H. Nguyen

Dan H. Nguyen

Died: May 8, 2007

Rank: Specialist

Unit: 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division

Branch: U.S. Army

Specialist Dan H. Nguyen sacrificed his life for his country and his combat brothers when he was fatally wounded during an attack by enemy small arms fire in Tahrir, Iraq, on May 8, 2007. He died while trying to rescue a fellow Soldier during the gun battle. The 24-year-old medic served with the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, out of Fort Hood, Texas. Mourners gathered to remember him on May 26, 2007, at the Christ Incarnate Word Catholic Church in Houston, Texas. Specialist Nguyen was laid to rest with full military honors in the Houston National Cemetery as dark skies gave way to a spring rain—a Viet­namese symbol of God’s blessing.

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