- 32 years old
- Date of birth: Jun 30, 1969
- Date of passing: Dec 5, 2001
|Let the memory of Sgt 1st Class Daniel be with us forever|
SFC Daniel H. Petithory, 32, was a Communications Sergeant assigned
to ODA 574, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He
was killed in action during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Dan was born in Massachusetts on June 30, 1969. He graduated from
Hoosac Valley High School in Massachusetts in 1987. After enlisting as a
Military Policeman in September 1987, he served a tour at Fort McClellan,
Alabama. After completion of the Special Forces Qualification Course Dan was
assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Kentucky
in 1992. While there Dan served as a Communications Sergeant on both ODA
572 and ODA 574.
During his tenure of military service, Dan participated in contingency
operations in Kuwait, Haiti, Africa and throughout Southwest Asia
His awards and decorations include two Army Commendation Medals,
one Army Achievement Medal, the United Nations Medal, the Kuwaiti
Liberation Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Armed Forces
Expeditionary Medal, Special Forces Tab, Expert Infantrymen’s Badge, Air
Assault Badge and the Senior Parachutist Badge.
He is survived by his parents, Louis and Barbara Petithory; a brother,
Michael and a sister Nicole.
"Miss you Dan!"
"Miss you Dan!!!"
"Remembering you today with the respect and honor you deserve. I salute you!!"
"Remembering you on this day and everyday. I had the chance to go back to the old Ft. McClellan last year and remembered the good times we had. I too wear your bracelet with pride and tell whomever asks about the bracelet about you."
Not a day goes by w/o me thinking about you. I wear your bracelet with pride and I will never forget you. At ease soldier, you completed your mission. We will all be together soon! R.I.P! Drill Sergeant Riemer"
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