Daniel Patrick Cagle

  Born on May 20, 1985 in Torrance, California, Daniel grew up in Del Aire, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County near Hawthorne, California.  He attended Juan De Anza Elementary and then Dana Middle School of the Wiseburn School District for K-8. 

As a boy Daniel actively enjoyed school and sports – karate, roller hockey, skateboarding, and surfing.  Daniel loved to read and liked to watch the History and Discovery channels.  His favorite music included Sublime, Pennywise, Jonny Cash and anything with a good guitar lick.  Daniel loved his family and friends.  Daniel lived and loved life.


Daniel enlisted in the US Army early November 2005 following a family tradition.  He was assigned to A Company, 3-69 Armor Battalion, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division,
Fort Stewart, Georgia.  He was deployed to the Al Anbar province in January 2007 where he took on the leadership responsibility of fire team lead in his squad.  On May 23, 2007, Daniel was fatally wounded while conducting combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Albu Obaid, Iraq.


SPC Daniel P. Cagle awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Combat Infantry Badge.