Sgt Ezra Dawson

Sgt Ezra Dawson

Birth
USA
Death 17 Jan 2009 (aged 31)
Kunar, Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 60, Site 8751
Memorial ID 33168149 · View Source
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Sergeant Ezra Dawson, 31, of Las Vegas, Nevada. The son of a preacher, Ezra grew up and attended school in Oklahoma before moving to Las Vegas as a young man. He was working as a waiter, a sometime rapper and stand-up comedian, was an upbeat and happy man. He decided to improve his life by enlisting. He joined the U.S. Army Reserve in late 1999 as a supply specialist. In September 2004, he kept the job but switched to active duty. He was assigned to Fort Hood in January 2008 and deployed to Afghanistan in July, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. He maintained his tremendous sense of humor while deployed to Afghanistan, cracking jokes just when everyone needed one. If it was miserable and cold, everyone knew Ezra was going to make them laugh. Ezra died when the Chinook helicopter he was in made a hard landing under combat conditions. His awards include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, NATO Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and Combat Infantry Badge.


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Ezra Dawson
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  • Created by: Sue
  • Added: 23 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33168149
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Ezra Dawson (9 Dec 1977–17 Jan 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33168149, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Sue (contributor 46778782) .