Fallen Hero CPL Jason B. Daniel, United States Army” title=

CPL Jason (Doc) B. Daniel

September 26, 1984 - April 23, 2006
U.S. Army

Born in San Antonio, Texas Jason Brent Daniel grew up in Crowley, Texas where he received his education. While in school he loved anything adventurous, and excelled in advanced sciences. His mother Linda Daniels states that, “Jason had a ‘very imaginative mind and when he became involved in something he was dedicated to it.” Algebra teacher Aretha hall said Jason Daniel was always willing to help others in her class. “He would encourage others to just keep trying and it would eventually get easier,” hall said. “I would always smile because I knew that one day he would be an asset to the world with his helping spirit.”

Two months after graduating Jason joined the Army and became a medic. He earned the coveted title, ‘Doc ’from his peers, because of his dedication to helping others. He was described in an Army biography as a young man for whom ‘everything in life was an adventure.’ That adventure came full circle on April 23, 2006 as four draft horses pulled his flag-draped casket on a wooden caisson around a bend at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Cpl. Jason died of injuries sustained in Iraq when an IED detonated near his Humvee during combat operations.

Jason Daniel and the three others that died with him on that day are so very missed by family, friends, brothers in arms, and entire communities. Words can hardly express our sympathy and gratitude.

On the day of Cpl. Daniel’s funeral and burial, 65 members of the Patriot Guard Riders stood in honor of Daniel. They had driven their motorcycles from across the state to stand outside the chapel at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, all clasping American Flags.

Portrait sponsored by:
- Ruth (Melbo) Grandbois, St. Charles, Minnesota and Ms. Cindy Timm, Utica, Minnesota