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Spec Douglas C. DesJardins
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Birth: Dec. 16, 1981
Mesa
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Death: Nov. 5, 2006
Najaf, Iraq

Spc. Douglas Desjardins attended elementary school in Scio before moving to live with his father and attended middle school in Arizona, before returning to high school in Oregon and graduating in 2000. He was a fun loving student more interested in his classmates than in his school work. When his studies sagged during his senior year, his family helped him through the tough spots with constant attention from two states. He was a lot like other young men graduating from high school. He wasn't a bad guy, but he lacked direction, so he joined the U.S. Army. He found pride and a sense of belonging, but it also cost him his life. He was a former Westwood High School student and Carson Junior High School wrestler. Although Desjardins attended Westwood, Carson and Whittier Elementary School, he graduated from Scio High School in Scio, Ore., where his mother lived. Douglas played basketball at Scio High School for one year. He enjoyed playing basketball and was an avid Phoenix Suns basketball fan. He enjoyed listening to music and spending time with family and friends. He was 24.

Army
2nd Battalion
37th Armor Regiment
1st Brigade Combat Team
1st Armored Division
Ray Barracks, Giessen, Germany 
 
Burial:
Miller Cemetery
Scio
Linn County
Oregon, USA
 
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Nov 07, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16538103
Spec Douglas C. DesJardins
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Spec Douglas C. DesJardins
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Spec Douglas C. DesJardins
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Freedom isn't free. May we always cherish our freedom by honoring your memory. Your valorous service will not be forgotten. On this Veterans Day, please accept our heartfelt and humble thanks.
- Carrie and Allen
 Added: Nov. 11, 2014
Army. 2nd Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division. Respects on your Angel Day. Thank You.
- Mike Endress---Alabama-USA
 Added: Nov. 5, 2014

- Mike Endress---Alabama-USA
 Added: Nov. 5, 2013
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