Based: Camp Pendleton
1st Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force Pacific
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: July 24, 2007
High School: La Mirada High (La Mirada)
Burial: Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier
His uncle and surrogate father remembers Daniel S. Noble as "a hands-off kid."
"You didn't have to worry about him doing the right thing," Kelly Thomas said. "If he had questions about what the right things were or had a problem, he would come to me. He always came to me for the tough problems that he didn't think he could talk to his mom about. And we worked it out."
His grandfather and godfather had both served in the Navy, and Noble decided to follow their path, said his mother, Julie Ann.
He was aiming for the Seabees. But he broke a hand just before he was scheduled to start basic training. By the time he had recuperated, there were no Seabee openings, so he had to make a quick decision.
"He decided to be a corpsman, and he loved it," his mother said.
In addition to his mother and uncle, Noble is survived by his father, Barry; a brother, Andrew, 24; and a sister, Katlin, 18
Go here to see a MySpace page dedicated to Daniel S. Noble and here for a memorial page, both with pictures.
Read more about Navy Hospitalman Daniel S. Noble in the LA Times here and the San Gabriel Valley Tribune here.
Navy Hospitalman Daniel S. Noble last remembered on Boom3 Saturday, July 24, 2010.