In Memory of CPT Daniel W. Eggers
|CPT Daniel W. Eggers,
age 28, of Cape Coral, Florida, died May 29, 2004, in Zabul Province, near
Kandahar, Afghanistan, when his vehicle hit a land mine. He was assigned
to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), from Fort
Bragg, North Carolina.
Daniel lived in Hollis, Massachusetts from 1978 until 1987. His family then settled in Florida. He was a 1997 graduate of The Citadel Military College and spoke Arabic. At he Citadel he majored first in civil engineering and then switched to History. He completed Special Forces training in 2002. He was on his second tour of Afghanistan.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Parachutist Badge and the Special Forces Tab.
He is survived by his wife, also a member of the Army, and his two sons.
Memorial Fund for John and William Eggers.
First Merit Bank
N.A., Painesville Office
Memorials to CPT Eggers.
May 31, 2004. "3 USASOC Soldiers killed in Afghanistan". USASOC News Service.
June 1, 2004. "1997 graduate dies in Afghanistan". The Citadel News Release.
June 3, 2004. "4 fallen special operations troops honored in Afghanistan". USASOC News Service.
June 4, 2004. "Soldier from Hollis killed in Afghanistan". Hollis Brookline Journal.
March 22, 2005. "Kabul Compound Renamed in Honor of Fallen Soldier". Defend America News.
March 22, 2005. "Kabul compound renamed in honor of fallen soldier". USASOC News Service.
May 31, 2010. "Troops in Afghanistan honor fallen friends". WHOtv.com.
May 31, 2010. "Honoring the fallen in Afghanistan". NTM-A.com News.
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