LAS VEGAS, NV, USA U.S. Army SPC, D CO,1ST BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 2D BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM, (1 MEF), FORT CARSON, CO AR RAMADI, IRAQ 01/07/2005
Specialist Daniel Guastaferro of Las Vegas, NV was a resident of Las Vegas since 1993. Daniel loved camping, bowling and fishing – but he was most passionate about customizing model cars.
“He liked cars, period,” said his father, Frank.
Daniel was killed Jan. 7 when the vehicle he was in ran off the road and plunged into a canal in Ramadi, Iraq. He was based at Camp Casey, Korea and deployed from there with his unit to Iraq.
A bright student, Daniel became bored with school and dropped out but later got a GED and was starting college, planning to work with computers, before he went into the service.
While stationed in Korea, he got involved in rock climbing.
Both shy and compassionate, friends said Daniel was determined to make the world a better place. “His goal was to make life safer … not only for us, but our children for generations to come” said Jack Wang, a friend.
He is survived by his parents, Frank Guastaferro and Carol Fabbri, and stepparents.