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Army Sgt. Daniel K. Methvin

Died July 26, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom


22, Belton, Texas; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed July 26 as a result of a grenade being thrown from a window of an Iraqi civilian hospital he was helping guard in Baqubah, Iraq.

Belton soldier killed in Iraq

Associated Press

FORT HOOD, Texas — A Belton, Texas, resident was one of three Fort Hood soldiers killed July 26 when a grenade was thrown from the window of an Iraqi hospital they were guarding, the Department of Defense said Monday.

Sgt. Daniel K. Methvin, 22, was killed in the attack near Baghdad. He is a member of the Army’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.

Methvin’s family declined to speak with The Associated Press.

Also killed in the attack were Pfc. Wilfredo Perez Jr., 24, of Norwalk, Conn., and Spc. Jonathan Paul Barnes, 21, of Anderson, Mo.

Lt. Col. Dan Baggio, chief of public affairs at Fort Hood, said the three deaths bring the total casualties from Fort Hood to 11.

“Everybody here is focused,” Baggio said of the soldiers at Fort Hood. “It is sad when any of our soldiers is killed and we extend our sympathy to those families.”

Baggio said although they know the dangers of the military, it still hits hard when soldiers are lost.

“Being in the Army is a dangerous business,” Baggio said. “We all know that — but that doesn’t make it any easier when these things happen.”

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