- NATO Kosovo Force
- Operation Enduring Freedom
- Operation Freedom’s Sentinel
- Operation Inherent Resolve
- Operation Iraqi Freedom
- Operation New Dawn
- Operation Octave Shield
- Operation Odyssey Lightning
- Operation Spartan Shield
- U.S. Africa Command Operations
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- The People Behind The Sacrifice
Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel R. Sexton
Died September 10, 2008 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
53, of Wentzville, Mo.; assigned to the 164th Military Police Company, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Sept. 10 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel R. Sexton remembered
The Associated Press
Daniel R. Sexton joined the Army in 1988, when he was 33. His wife said he had regretted not going into the military during the Vietnam War.
“He told me he felt guilty about missing Vietnam,” Tori Sexton said.
Sexton, 53, of Wentzville, Mo., died Sept. 10 at Joint Base Balad of injuries from a non-combat incident. He was assigned to the 164th Military Police Company, Fort Richardson, Alaska.
After completing basic training at Fort McClellan, Sexton served at Army facilities in Korea and Germany as well as several in the U.S. He rode his bicycle most places and was in excellent physical condition.
Tori Sexton said she met her future husband in 1991 while he was on leave in New Hampshire. They married four months later.
After graduating from Wentzville High School, Sexton attended several colleges in Missouri while working in his family’s restaurant business. He was a veteran of the Persian Gulf War.
He also is survived by two teenage sons, Shane and Corey. Father and sons enjoyed skiing and snowboarding together, the family said.
The three also enjoyed playing video games and watching cartoons.