Thursday, April 3, 2008

Sgt. Dayne D. Dhanoolal

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Sgt. Dayne D. Dhanoolal, 26, of Brooklyn, died March 31 in Baghdad, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.


Anonymous said...

Darren, his middle name, is what all of his family called him. He was one of the best person I have known. He was my only brother, my baby brother. He is survived by his mother, three sisters and his father. We all grew up so close and that closeness never diminished no matter how far away from him we may have been. We loved when he came home, because we all reverted to our childish behavior. Joking around and play fighting and teasing each other. That was our relationship. It is still difficult to believe that he is gone but we know that he will forever live on in our lifetime of memories. He was a special person with a light within him that touched everyone he met. Those who knew him for a little while can only know a little of the devastation that his family is experiencing. We have memories of him from since he was a little boy and the hurt is so deep and spans many years of interaction. We love you SGT. Dayne Dhanoolal. You will forever be our little boy, our Jap, our Beedo. With much tears and heart break your loving family in Texas. We will forever be connected...blood of my blood...spit of my spit. hahaha. Love you bro.

Shenandoah said...

Thanks for your post. I'm very sorry for your loss. This is exactly the type of response I am looking for to this blog. I want people to see more than politics and presidents.... I want them to see people, real people with families that are missing that significant person in thier lives. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.