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Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel E. Scheibner

Died August 30, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

40, of Muskegon, Mich.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Aug. 30 in Al Noor, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an IED.

Michigan native killed in Iraq

The Associated Press

NORTON SHORES, Mich. — A soldier who grew up in the Muskegon area has been killed while serving in Iraq, his sister-in-law said.

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Scheibner died Aug. 29, said Barb Badolati of Grand Haven.

The Department of Defense had not issued an announcement as of Aug. 31. Details about his death were not available.

Scheibner, 40, was raised in Norton Shores and graduated in 1986 from Mona Shores High School. A career soldier, he was stationed at Fort Lewis in Washington state and recently marked his 20th year with the Army, Badolati said.

She described Scheibner as a “wonderful” husband and father and a dedicated patriot. He was supposed to retire from the military last April but agreed to accept one more mission, she said.

He also served in the Gulf War of 1990-91.

“He was the most committed, loving and generous family man that I have ever known,” she said. “He also had a wonderful sense of humor.”

Scheibner’s surviving family members also include his wife, Ann, and their 12-year-old son, Tyler. The family lives in the Tacoma, Wash., area.

“He left here a child and became a man in the service,” his sister-in-law, Kasi Scheibner of Norton Shores, told The Muskegon Chronicle. “That was something we were really proud of.”

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