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Marine Cpl. Daniel R. Amaya - KIA 04/11/04 #USMC 22yo #HonorTheFallen #NeverForgotten #HonorThem #SOT

Died April 11, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 22, of Odessa, Texas; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; killed April 11 by hostile gunfire in Anbar province, Iraq. Texan dies in Iraq Associated Press ODESSA, Texas — Kacey Carpenter remembered her son Tuesday as a man with a great wit who had nurtured many dreams, including a career with the Marines. Cpl. Daniel Amaya, 22, was killed Sunday during his second tour in Iraq. “This was a great passion of his,” Carpenter said. “He thoroughly, thoroughly loved being a Marine.” As a youngster, she said, “he’d played secret agent games, shooting guns, I guess to prepare himself.” Amaya was one of two Marines killed by hostile fire in Al Anbar Province and among at least seven military personnel with Texas ties who died in combat in...

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