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Sgt. John K. Daggett

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Age:   21
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Date of Death: 5/15/2008
Incident Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Sgt.
Unit: 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infant
Unit's Base: Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

An avid outdoorsman, John K. Daggett loved hunting, fishing and adventure. He went camping and rafting with friends. He would hunt in Montana where he father lives. "He was so intelligent about the outdoors," best friend Jamie Patasin said. "Anything to do with outdoors, he was pretty much doing it." Daggett, 21, of Phoenix, Ariz., died May 15 in Halifax, Canada, of wounds suffered May 1 in Baghdad when an explosive struck his vehicle. He was assigned to Schofield Barracks. "He was just a phenomenal, a phenomenal kid," said Dana Zupke, who coached Daggett on the football team. "He was very outgoing and very bright and articulate. He was definitely a pleasure to be around." Zupke, who also teaches business classes, knew Daggett off the field. "He applied the same ethic in the classroom," Zupke said. "He was always very outgoing and contributed a lot to the class - just an all-around joy." A 2005 high school graduate, he is survived by his father Jack Daggett, his mother Colleen Czaplicki, and stepfather Paul Czaplicki. "He was probably the most honest-hearted person I ever met," Patasin said.
Source: Associated Press
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