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2nd Lt. Darryn Deen Andrews

September 4th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

ddandrewsBorn: July 3, 1975 in Ogden, Utah
Died: September 4, 2009 in Paktia, Afghanistan

2nd Lt. Darryn D. Andrews of Dallas, Texas graduated from Cameron Yoe High School in 1994 where he played football as an offensive and defensive lineman on the team. His twin brother Jarrett, played quarterback. While at the school he also participated in the One Act Play competition. Darryn received his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University and his Master's Degree from Texas State University before trying three times to enlist in the Army. The first two times he was denied because of an ankle injury, and then appendicitis. But he was determined to get in and follow in his grandfather, John E. Brown's footsteps who was a MIA/POW during World War II. In 2004, Darryn finally realized his dream of being in the military. In February 2007 he married Julie Smith. Darryn died at age 34 in Paktia province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device and a rocket-propelled grenade. Darryn and his wife are expecting a child, a daughter. Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas – Sec 40 Site 1124

 

Army
1st Battalion
501st Parachute Infantry Regiment
4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne)
25th Infantry Division
Fort Richardson, Alaska





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  1. sondraandrews
    October 15th, 2009 at 23:41 | #1

    2Lt. Darryn D. Andrews was killed when he tackled three of his men to prevent them from being hit. He died in a selfless act to protect those in his Platoon. 2Lt. Andrews was a Christian and sharing his love of Christ with his men. He was on his second tour in Afghanistan. He has been nominated for the Silver Cross the second highest award for his service. He is survived also by his parents, Andy and Sondra Andrews

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