Spec Daniel Francis “Dan” Cunningham

Spec Daniel Francis “Dan” Cunningham

Birth
Lewiston, Lincoln County, Maine, USA
Death 4 Apr 2003 (aged 33)
Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
Burial Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 11014268 · View Source
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Army Spc. Cunningham was assigned to the 41st Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Cunningham was killed when transporting ammunition to the front near Baghdad. His vehicle swerved to avoid mortar rounds and artillery fire, went out of control and ran into a ravine, where he drowned. Daniel was the type of guy you just got along with. He was easygoing and liked to talk about things like NASCAR, wrestling or rock music. He was a brother, a dad and a soldier. Daniel managed restaurants before joining the Army and was motivated to enlist because he wanted to provide for his son and also by his father's service in the Marines. His wife Heather said, "Dan was a very noble serviceman who was proud to serve his country. I would like people to know he was a good man, a very loving father and proud to serve his country." Daniel told his brother not to worry shortly before shipping out to the Middle East. In a letter dated March 8, before the fighting broke out, he wanted some Pepsi, baby wipes and cigarettes. He just said it was hot and he went into some details about the bugs and lizards they have over there. His spirits were up, talking about sand in his ears and how he had enough to build a palace. Daniel was a cool, calm guy who never really showed a lot of emotion unless it was laughing. He said he would be safe and he would return. He talked about opening a restaurant and sports bar in Florida when he left the Army. Daniel, who had been in the Army for more than three years, is survived by his wife, Heather, and their 10-year-old son.


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  • Created by: Brenda N
  • Added: 23 May 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11014268
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Spec Daniel Francis “Dan” Cunningham (9 Dec 1969–4 Apr 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11014268, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Brenda N (contributor 46490312) .