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Staff Sgt. Daniel G. Gresham View/Sign Guest Book
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Age:   23
Hometown: Lincoln, IL
Date of Death: 2/24/2005
Incident Location: Camp Wilson, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Staff Sgt.
Unit: 797th Ordnance Company, 79th Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance
Unit's Base: Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Although he was the youngest child, Daniel Gresham was very protective of his older sisters. "If a guy looked at us crosswise, he'd be ready to pounce," said Elizabeth Gresham, who called her younger brother her best friend. Gresham, 23, was killed Feb. 24, a week after he arrived in Iraq. He was responding to an explosion when another blast went off. Gresham followed in his family's footsteps when he decided to join the Army straight out of high school. He was based at Fort Sam Houston. His father, Gene Gresham, described his son as "a drive-on person who didn't back down. He did his job _ everything the Army asked him to do." He had served in Korea and Afghanistan as an explosives expert, but he had an uneasy feeling about going to Iraq. "He knew he would die out there," said his sister, Julie Gresham-Stewart. "Before he left, he felt like something was going to happen," Elizabeth Gresham said. "I told him I need him, but he said he'd always be with us."
Source: Associated Press
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