Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Edwin H Dazachacon

Belleville, Illinois

February 13, 2006

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
38 Army SSG

3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

 Killed north of Deh Rawod, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations.

DazaChachon, 38, was a native of Diamondbar, Calif. He joined the Army in March 1990. After a break in service, he reenlisted in the Army in 2005 and was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th SFG (A) as a senior cryptologic linguist in April.

He spoke Spanish and was a college graduate.
He served with the 508th Infantry Regiment (Airborne) in Vincenza, Italy and participated in deployments in Southwest Asia, Bosnia, Rwanda, and the Sanai. He also served with 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, N.C., during Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

DazaChachon’s military education included Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual Training for Infantrymen, the Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Airborne Course, and the Jumpmaster Course.

DazaChacon’s awards and decorations included the Bronze Star with “V” device, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Multinational Force and Observers Medal, NATO Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Senior Parachutist Badge, Tunisian Parachutist Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Combat Action Badge.

He is survived by his mother, Smila Franks of Brea, Calif., his father Edison DazaArana of Palmira Valle, Colombia, South America and his sisters, Monique Francesca DazaChacon of Brea, Calif., and Jessica DazaChacon of Laguna Niguel, Calif.

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