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MA1 (EXW) John Douangdara

 
 
MA1 (EXW) John Douangdara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, June 17, 2021
1. MA1 (EXW) John Douangdara Marker
Inscription.  
Born December 29, 1984 in Sioux City, Iowa
Graduate of South Sioux City Senior High,
Class of 2003.

Enlisted in the United States Navy in 2003.

Awards: The Purple Heart, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Bronze Star with "V" Device, the Joint Service Commendation Medal with "V" Device, Army Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit Citation (2), Good Conduct Medal (2), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (3), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (3), Overseas Service Deployment Ribbon (3), Rifle Marksmanship Medal, and Pistol Marksmanship Medal.

KIA - August 6, 2011
In Tangi, Wardak Province, Afghanistan
Alongside Bart, a military work dog, and 29 fellow soldiers.

Sculpture by Susan Bahary

[Caption:]
John 15:13 "Greater Love hath no one than he who lay down his life for his friends."
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansWar, Afghanistan
MA1 (EXW) John Douangdara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, June 17, 2021
2. MA1 (EXW) John Douangdara Marker
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. In addition, it is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart series list.
 
Location. 42° 28.219′ N, 96° 23.72′ W. Marker is in South Sioux City, Nebraska, in Dakota County. Memorial is on Foundry Road, 0.3 miles west of 149th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Sioux City NE 68776, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Floyd Monument (approx. one mile away in Iowa); Sergeant Charles Floyd (approx. one mile away in Iowa); The Death of Sergeant Floyd (approx. one mile away in Iowa); Sergeant Floyd Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away in Iowa); The Lewis & Clark Expedition (approx. 1.1 miles away in Iowa); First Bride's Grave (approx. 1.3 miles away in Iowa); Pacific Short Line Bridge (Nebraska Side) (approx. 1.4 miles away); Herbert Quick Ravine (approx. 1.4 miles away in Iowa).
 
MA1 (EXW) John Douangdara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, June 17, 2021
3. MA1 (EXW) John Douangdara Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 5, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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