PO John “Jet Li” Douangdara

PO John “Jet Li” Douangdara

Birth
South Sioux City, Dakota County, Nebraska, USA
Death 6 Aug 2011 (aged 26)
Saydabad, Wardak, Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 60 Site 9926
Memorial ID 74621551 · View Source
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MA1 US NAVY AFGHANISTAN

Statue Completed in Honor of South Sioux City Soldier

Elite U.S. Navy SEAL, one of 30 U.S. Military servicemen, 22 Navy personnel, including 15 SEALs, 3 Air Force troops, 5 Army air crew and a military Seal dog, Bart (ST6 K-9) killed when their CH-47 Chinook, a U.S. military helicopter was shot down in eastern Afghanistan. Master-at-Arms Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) Douangdara, 26, of South Sioux City, Neb. was the lead dog handler.

Bart Find A Grave Memorial# 114113311

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class John Douangdara, 26, was killed in action Aug. 6, 2011 in Wardak Province, eastern Afghanistan. He was a native of South Sioux City, Neb. He enlisted in the United States Navy in February 2003. After graduating Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill., in April 2003, he reported to his initial service school training at Norfolk. Upon completion of his initial training, he reported to Naval Air Station Sigonella Security Detachment, Sicily in June 2003. In August 2006, he reported to Public/Ordnance Safety Security Force, New London, Groton, Conn. He then reported to his East Coast based SEAL Team in January 2008. Petty Officer Douangdara's awards include the Bronze Star with "V" device, Joint Service Commendation Medal with "V" Device, Army Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3), Rifle Marksmanship Medal, and the Pistol Marksmanship Medal. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to John Douangdara Memorial Fund: Siouxland Federal Credit Union, 3000 Plaza Drive, South Sioux City, NE 68776 H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.
The Virginian Pilot, Aug 16 2011


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PO John “Jet Li” Douangdara (29 Dec 1984–6 Aug 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74621551, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Susan (contributor 46770931) .