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Cpl. Matthew Stanley
 
Sgt. Daniel Gionet
 
Cpl. Scott Dimond
 
Spc. Alan Burgess
 
Capt. Douglas Dicenzo
 


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Tribute to our NH Heroes


Matthew J Stanley

Wolfeboro Falls, New Hampshire

December 16, 2006

Age

Military

Rank

Unit/Location

22

Army

Cpl

1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division
Fort Hood, Texas

He may not have lived to see his 23rd birthday or his first wedding anniversary.

But in the short span of years he was granted, Army Cpl. Matthew Stanley left an indelible imprint on all the people that he met.

His unforgettable smile, his mischievous, fun-loving nature and his propensity to push the envelope in whatever direction he could manage.

 


Daniel R Gionet

Pelham, New Hampshire

June 4, 2006

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
23 Army Sgt

1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

Fort Hood, Texas


Killed in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their M1A2 tank during combat operations.

Family and friends remembered the young man for his sense of humor, big bear hugs and devotion to family.

“Danny was just an awesome human being. He was a giver,” said Joe Connors, Gionet’s high school baseball coach. “He was the first guy to take a new kid under his wing. He was a selfless soldier.”

Alan J Burgess

Landaff, New Hampshire

October 15, 2004

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
24 Army Spc

Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 197th Field Artillery Brigade

Woodsville, New Hampshire





Died in Mosul, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol vehicle.

Douglas A Dicenzo

Plymouth, New Hampshire

May 25, 2006

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
30 Army Capt

2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division

Baumholder, Germany

 
Killed in Baghdad, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV during combat operations.

Doug DiCenzo was born and raised in Plymouth, NH.  He was a friend to all and always carried a smile.  At Plymouth High School Doug captained the football and wresting teams, the Honor Society and was Class President. His love love for the outdoors began to call him and some days you could find Doug running up a mountain “just for the fun of it”. When he graduated high school in 1995, he went on to train to be a “leader of men” at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  He branched infantry, completed the Army's Airborne and Ranger courses at his first duty station in Columbus, GA, where he met the love of his life, Nicole.  Engaged 4 months later, they married and set off on what their family called “the great adventure.”  The Army sent Doug to Fairbanks, Alaska, back to Columbus, Georgia then was stationed in Heidelberg and Bamholder Germany where he took command of 2-6 Infantry Company.  Doug and Nicole had a son, Dakin, in January 2005.  Doug was able to be with his son for 10 months before he deployed to Iraq where a roadside bomb took his life on May 25, 2006.  Doug was thirty years old.

Doug is missed every day but his love, duty and sense of adventure will continue for generations. 


 


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