Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mark J. Daily, Army, 2nd Lieutenant -- Rest In Peace

Mark J. Daily, 23

Army, 2nd Lieutenant
Based: Ft. Bliss, Texas
2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: January 15, 2007
Mosul, Iraq
Gender: Male
Hometown: Irvine
High School: Woodbridge High (Irvine)
Burial: Cremated
Ultimately, his family says, Daily came to believe that his lifelong altruistic impulses and passions for the underdog had to extend to Iraqis crushed under decades of oppression. It was time to stop simply talking about human rights and actually do something to help secure them.

And he decided that joining the Army was the best way to do that.
Read the entire LA Times article about Army 2nd Lieutenant Mark J. Daily here and find more here.

Read Army 2nd Lieutenant Mark J. Daily's essay Why I Joined.

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