MONTROSE, PA, USA U.S. Army SSG, HHC, 1ST BATTALION, 109TH INFANTRY, (2 MEF), SCRANTON, PA AR RAMADI, IRAQ 09/28/2005
27 year-old SSG Daniel Arnold of Montrose, Pa.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, New Milford, Pa.; killed Sept. 28, 2005 when his M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle was attacked by enemy forces using indirect fire in Ramadi, Iraq.
Arnold had six years with the military, serving first with the Reserves, then the Guard. He graduated from high school in 1996 and got an associate’s degree in truck mechanics. He did work on 18-wheelers.
If there’s one thing Kimberly Arnold wants people to know about her husband, it’s that he was dedicated – to his wife, his two sons and his country. “Everything he did, he excelled at,” said Janet Arnold, his mother. He and his high school sweetheart, Kimberly, were married in June 2000 and their first son, Devin, was born in November 2001.
“One of their favorite things was going to Chuck E. Cheese,” she said. Last year, their second son, Kody, was born. But Daniel would never get the chance to form the same bond he already had with Devin.
“He was an amazing father,” she said. “He lived for those two boys. Everything he did was for them.”