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Sgt Dale Russel Griffin

Sgt Dale Russel Griffin

Birth
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA
Death 26 Oct 2009 (aged 29)
Afghanistan
Burial Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 43658311 · View Source
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Army Sgt Griffin was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington. He died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an IED. Dale was a 1999 Terre Haute South Vigo High School graduate in Terre Haute, Indiana. While a senior at Terre Haute South, he was the state runner-up in wrestling in the 189-pound weight class. The following year, he won his weight class to help lead the Virginia Military Institute to a fourth-place finish in the All-Academy Wrestling Championship in 2000 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He was named that tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler. Dale joined the Army immediately after the events of September 11 terrorist attacks.


  • Maintained by: Brenda N
  • Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 29 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43658311
  • Brian
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Dale Russel Griffin (16 Aug 1980–26 Oct 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43658311, citing Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Brenda N (contributor 46490312) .