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Dane Clark Paresi

Seattle, Washington

December 30, 2009

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
46 Army(Ret) MSgt

Ft. Lewis, Washington

MSGT Dane Clark Paresi, of Fort Lewis, WA was among 8 agents killed in a suicide attack at a base in Afghanistan. 

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Statement by the Paresi family on the death of Master Sgt. Dane Paresi

Master Sergeant Dane Clark Paresi of the United States Army was one of seven Americans killed at Forward Operating Base Chapman in the Khost Province of Afghanistan on December 30, 2009.

MSGT Paresi retired from the Army in 2009 after a distinguished 27-year career. He was stationed for part of that time with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. At various times he deployed with Special Operations First and Third Groups to Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Rwanda, Kenya, Bosnia, Southeast Asia and other “hot spots”. In recognition of his service to his coutnry Paresi was awarded the Bronze Star, the National Defense Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal and the NATO Medal as well as other commendations. He was stationed for the remainder of his Army career at Fort Lewis.

MSGT Paresi began basic training the day after he graduated form Portland’s Marshall High School in June, 1982. One of six siblings, he grew up in Portland in the Mount Scott neighborhood. Paresi lettered in soccer at Marshall High.

He will be buried Saturday, January 9, 2010 at Willamette National Cemetery, one-quarter mile from the home where he was raised.

“Dane loved the Army and what it stood for,” said his brother, Terry Paresi of Oregon City. “He never wavered in his commitment to our country, his fellow soldiers and the people he worked with – both military and civilian.

“There was only one thing that Dane loved more than the US Army and that was his family. He was their protector and provider. He died trying to give them the best life he could.”

MSGT Paresi is survived by his wife Lou, his two beloved daughters, his mother and father, Charles and Jan Paresi of Portland, Oregon and four brothers and one sister, Mark, Steve, Kirt, Terry and Santina.
 Master Sergeant Dane Clark Paresi US Army (Retired) of Fort Lewis Washington contracting with US forces was among the 7 agents killed in a suicide attack 30 December o9 at Camp Chapman in the Khost province of eastern Afghanistan.

MSG Dane Paresi is a 27 year veteran that served with both the 1st and 2nd Group Special Operations serving in over 6 overseas tours to include Mauritania, Philippines, Iraq, Bosnia, Rwanda, Southeast Asia,Kenya and Afghanistan to name a few and was awarded and earned the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, NATO Medal, Combat / Expert Infantryman's Badge, Special Forces Tab, Parachutist Badge, Driver Mechanic Badge.


MSGT Paresi was killed on 30 December 09 at Camp Chapman in the Khost province of eastern Afghanistan. 

MSGT Paresi had just retired after 27 years with the US Army 1st and 3rd Group Special Operations and was contracting with US forces in Afghanistan.

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