Army Sgt. 1st Class Dan H. Gabrielson

Army Sgt. 1st Class Dan H. Gabrielson

Died July 09, 2003 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

39, of Spooner, Wis.; assigned to the 652nd Engineer Company, Army Reserve, Ellsworth, Wis.; killed by hostile fire July 9 in Ba Qubah, Iraq, while traveling in a convoy.

“It is comforting to know there are so many people we have never met before who care and are grateful for the sacrifices of women and men like my father, so we can live in a country where we can proclaim liberty and justice for all,” Vanessa Gabrielson, the oldest daughter of Sgt. Dan Gabrielson, said at his funeral. Sgt. Gabrielson was killed July 9 when his convoy came under attack north of Baghdad. Gabrielson, a sergeant in the Army Reserves, was a member of the 652nd Engineer Co., which specializes in building bridges. Garbrielson repaired construction equipment and was riding in the last vehicle in the convoy during the attack.
Associated Press

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