Tran, Du Hai

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Unit: C Trp, 2d Field Artillery, 2d Stryker Cavalry Regiment

Duty station: Vilseck, Germany

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2).

Deployments: 2 in Iraq

Date of birth: 2-Aug-1977

Hometown: Reseda, California

High School: Chatsworth Senior High

Married: Lien

Children: Michelle

Campaign: Iraq

Died: 20-Jun-2008

Age at death: 30

Cause of death: Killed in action – IED

Location of fatality: Balad, Iraq

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Place of interment: San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, California

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Notes: Tran grew up in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He escaped the country by boat with family members, and lived for several years in a refugee camp in Thailand. Tran was a teenager when he arrived in California. Seven days after Michelle was born, Tran left for his second tour.

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