- 26 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 7, 1981
- Date of passing: Mar 31, 2008
|Let the memory of Sgt. Dayne be with us forever|
On the day Dayne D. Dhanoolal died, his wife, Kynesha, checked her e-mail and read the last message he would ever send. "He told me, 'Kynesha, I'm OK, I've just been real busy.' He said, 'I love you.' It was the last thing he said. Then three hours later, he died," she said. Dhanoolal, 26, of New York City, was killed March 31 in Baghdad by a roadside bomb. He was assigned to Fort Benning. "He was the type of person that left a happy memory wherever he went. No matter the situation he always tried to make the best of it," said his sister, Darlene Dhanoolal. "We will forever remember his gigantic grin." Dhanoolal emigrated from Trinidad with his family when he was 15 and settled in Brooklyn, where he played soccer and enjoyed his Xbox. "He was the greatest person I ever met," said his wife. "To know him was to love him. He didn't have an enemy in the world. He was simply the light of my life." Kynesha Dhanoolal said she and her husband spoke all the time about having children. Now she hopes to conceive his child through artificial insemination. "Having kids is all we talked about," Dhanoolal said.
My husband "Darren" loved life! He made the best out of any situation
and everyone loved him. He had a smile that would brighten anyone's
day. He had a laugh that was contagious! He loved to play his Xbox,
have BBQs with my family, and dance. He will be forever missed. We
love u Darren!
All Medals Received
Bronze Star, Purple Heart, 3 Army Good Conduct Medals, 2 Army
Achievement Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign
Medal Star, Korean Defense Service Medal
All Awards Received
Army Service Ribbon, 2 Overseas Service Ribbons, Combat Action Badge,
Air Assault Badge, and Weapons Qualification Badge (Expert)
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