U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 625-11
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation New Dawn.
Specialist Daniel L. Elliott, 21, of Youngsville, North Carolina, died July 15, 2011, in Basra, Iraq, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 290th Military Police Brigade, 200th Military Police Command, Cary, North Carolina.
Specialist Daniel Lucas Elliott, 21, was killed in action serving his country in Iraq on Friday, July 15, 2011.
Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon, July 23, 2011 at Faith Baptist Church. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Lucas is survived by his wife, Trisha Elliott; parents, Patti Elliott of Youngsville and Ed Elliott of Louisburg; brother, Brad Elliott of Eatonton, Georgia; grandparents, Ed A. Elliott, Sr. of Fayetteville, Annie Ruth White of Rome, Georgia and Lucy Eggers of Boone; great-grandparents, Clay & Martha Eggers of Boone; uncle, Dwayne Elliott of Lumberbridge and cousins, Peyton Eggers of Greensboro, Traci Eggers of Charlotte and Dwayne Elliott, Jr. of Lumberton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Patriot Hunts, P. O. Box 53741, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28305 (www.patriothunts.org)
BASRAH, Iraq – The Soldiers of 805th Military Police Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment joined together with fellow Soldiers from 3rd Advise and
Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division and U.S. Divisom -South July 21, 2011 at Contingency Operating Base Basra chapel to honor the life of one of their own.
Specialist Daniel Lucas Elliott, a military policeman with 1st Platoon who was attached to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry, was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated against the vehicle he was in while on a routine patrol July 15, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Trisha Elliott, and his parents Ed and Martha Elliott, of Youngsville, North Carolina.
Elliott was born in Youngsville July 18, 1989 and joined the Army in January 2007. He deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in January 2009, where he served as a gunner at both COB Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq and COB Basra. He volunteered to return to COB Basra in support of Operation New Dawn, where he served as a combat MP.
“Elliott was a superb Soldier; he would take the time to help anyone, and you could see it on his face how much he enjoyed teaching someone something new,” said Elliott’s platoon commander, First Lieutenant Robert Wade of Charlotte, North Carolina. “He loved his family, his country, and he was proud to serve his country. He loved what he did, and we will always respect and honor that.”
Elliott’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal and the Combat Action Badge
ELLIOTT, DANIEL L
SP4 US ARMY
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/18/1989
DATE OF DEATH: 07/15/2011
BURIED AT: SECTION 60 SITE 9723
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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