Friday, March 18, 2011

Dale G. Brehm, Army, Sergeant -- Rest In Peace

Dale G. Brehm, 23

Army, Sergeant
Based: Ft. Lewis, Wash.
2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: March 18, 2006
Ramadi, Iraq
Gender: Male
Hometown: Turlock
High School: Turlock Adult School (Turlock)
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

6 tours! Six tours!? You gave so much 2nd Bat. brother. So sorry you are gone. . Shedding a tear for you today.
Rangers lead the way!
Gavin Grayson
May 31, 2010 at 5:39 p.m.

Sgt. Dale Brehm's thoughts were turning away from war in the desert last month toward a new home and the beginnings of a family.

The Army Ranger was on his sixth tour of duty in the Middle East, three in Afghanistan and three in Iraq. He had only two weeks to go before he was scheduled to rotate out of Iraq and only three months before he left the military behind and returned to civilian life.

On March 18, Brehm, a native of Turlock, Calif., and other members of his unit were attacked with small-arms fire in the town of Ramadi, about 70 miles west of Baghdad.

Brehm, 23, and Army Staff Sgt. Ricardo Barraza, 24, of Shafter, Calif., were killed in the fight. Both were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Ft. Lewis, Wash.
Brehm died three days short of his 24th birthday.

On Thursday, Brehm, with much of his immediate family in attendance, was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

In the aftermath of his death, Brehm's company commander, Maj. Jasper Jeffers, described him as someone who "demanded that the men around him give nothing less than 100% with every task."
In addition to his wife, of Steilacoom, Wash., his father and stepmother, he is survived by his mother, Laura Williams of Riverbank, Calif.
Read the entire article about Army Sergeant Dale G. Brehm here,
find more at Arlingtion Cemetery,
find messages and remembrances at Fallen Heroes.
Visit Sergeant Brehm's Guest Book.

Army Staff Sergeant
Ricardo Barraza

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