MORENO VALLEY, CA, USA U.S. Army SPC, COMPANY B, 1ST BATTALION, 17TH INFANTRY, 5TH SBCT, FORT LEWIS, WA KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, AFGHANISTAN 10/17/2009
Michael was a serious soldier who LOVED the Military and agreed with why our troops were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was a part of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.
He loved his family and loved going to church.
Michael passed away October 17, 2009 while on patrol in his Stryker in Arghandab, Afghanistan. He is survived by his father Michael Sr., mother Patricia Dahl, brother Angel Dahl and his pitbull “Girl”.
Dahl’s father, mother and younger brother traveled Monday to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to attend the ceremonial transfer of the soldier’s body from the battlefield to his home country.
“I think my son’s a hero,” Michael Dahl Sr. said afterward. “He died for what he believed in.”
Prior to Afghanistan, Dahl spent a year in Iraq, according to his mother, Patricia Dahl. She described her son as a serious and driven soldier who left for war without hesitation.