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03-14-2011, 14:09
Once again another SF soldier gave his life to free the oppressed in Afghanistan.

Rest easy and sincerest condolences to your family...

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, March 14, 2011) - Sgt. 1st Class Dae Han Park, 36, of Lacey, Wash., died after his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device March 12, 2011 in the vicinity of Kajran, Daykundi, Afghanistan.

Park was assigned to Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan. This was Park's fourth deployment in support of overseas contingency operations.

Park, a graduate of Watertown High School in Watertown, Conn., enlisted in the U. S. States Army in February 1998, as an Infantryman.

Upon completion of basic training and advanced individual training, Park was assigned to Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Fort Campbell, Ky.

In 2000, he earned the coveted Ranger Tab and participated in the Best Ranger Competition in 2002. In March 2003 he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, as a Rifle Squad Leader.

Upon his return from Iraq, Park was assigned as an observer/controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La. In 2005, Park volunteered for the Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course and completed the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2006.

Park was then assigned to 3rd Bn, 1st SFG (A) Joint Base Lewis-McChord as a Special Forces communications sergeant with Operational Detachment Alpha 1333. During his time with 3rd Bn, he completed numerous worldwide missions to include: Bangladesh, Operation Iraqi Freedom VI, Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines, Cambodia, and India. This was his first rotation to Afghanistan.

Park’s military education includes the U.S. Army Airborne School, Warrior Leader Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Advanced Leader Course, Ranger School, Air Assault School, Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Course, Jumpmaster Course, Special Operations Target Interdiction Course and Special Forces Qualification Course.

Park’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), the Army Good Conduct Medal (4th award), the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd award) Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3rd award), Army Service Ribbon, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Parachutist’s Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.

He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.

He is survived by his wife, Mi Kyong Park; his daughters Niyaand Sadie; his parents Joseph and Bonnie Schneider of Thomaston, Conn.; and his sister and brother, Katie and Saejin of Watertown, Conn.


03-14-2011, 14:18
RIP, Sergeant Park.

03-14-2011, 14:20
May God bless you and keep you and your wife!

03-14-2011, 14:27
Rest In Peace and Thank You

03-14-2011, 14:40
God Bless You,Pest in Peace Warrior...............:(

Big Teddy

03-14-2011, 14:47
Rest in Peace Warrior and thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice.

03-14-2011, 14:57

03-14-2011, 14:57
Rest in Peace warrior - Thank you for your service.

03-14-2011, 15:03

03-14-2011, 15:07
RIP Fellow Warrior

03-14-2011, 15:07
Rest in Peace, SFC Park. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. You will ALWAYS be missed and NEVER forgotten.

molon labe

wet dog
03-14-2011, 15:17
Rest east little brother, an example for others of a life well lived, thank you for your service.

Abu Jack
03-14-2011, 15:20
Rest In Peace

03-14-2011, 15:32
RIP Warrior, Vaya con Dios..

03-14-2011, 15:40
I served in C Co with Dae Han a few years ago. A truly consummate professional: calm, confident, and competent. You will be sorely missed brother. RIP

03-14-2011, 15:59
Rest in God's Peace Warrior. This is the home of the Free, because of the Brave.

03-14-2011, 16:17
Rest in Peace Brother.... You will be missed......

03-14-2011, 16:46
Rest in Peace SFC Park

03-14-2011, 18:11
RIP Dae Han. Hope the rest of the guys get through the trip unscathed.

03-14-2011, 18:17
RIP SFC Park and thank you for your service. Prayers out to the family.

03-14-2011, 18:57
RIP SFC Park and thank you for your service.

03-14-2011, 19:38
Rest in peace Warrior. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Prayers out to the wife and children...

03-14-2011, 19:42
Rest Well Sergeant.
I hope your family finds peace. Thank you for your sacrifice.

03-14-2011, 19:55
God bless you and your family SFC Park, Rest in Peace Brother

03-14-2011, 20:10
Rest in Peace Warrior and thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice.

May God Bless your family, friends and love ones.

Blue skies and soft Landings Brother.

03-14-2011, 22:12
Requiescat in pace, my warrior brother.

Peace be upon your family in this, the toughest of times.

03-14-2011, 22:16
May God guard and protect your loved ones. Thank you for your service. Rest in a well-deserved peace SFC Park.

Big Boss
03-14-2011, 22:29
Vaya con Dios, SFC Park.

03-14-2011, 23:34
RIP Brother...........Blue Skies..........

03-15-2011, 00:58
RIP Sir. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Love and prayers to your wife and daughters.

Combat Diver
03-15-2011, 01:07
Rest in Peace brother


03-15-2011, 07:06
I had the pleasure to work with Dae Han, he was the epitome of a Quiet Professional. You will be greatly missed and all of us from Oki will be praying for your family.

03-15-2011, 07:14
Rest in Peace SFC Park. Thank you very much for your service.


03-15-2011, 08:15
Rest in Peace

03-15-2011, 08:37
Rest in peace, Brother.

Goggles Pizano
03-15-2011, 16:10
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti, Amen.
In pace requiescat SFC Park. Dominus vobiscum.
Thank you for your dedicated service.

03-15-2011, 21:08

Prayers to family and friends

03-15-2011, 23:09
Rest In Peace, Sergeant Park may God bless and keep you always.

03-16-2011, 22:42
RIP Brother, First in Asia!

03-17-2011, 06:55
RIP. Thoughts and prayers out to the family and friends.

03-18-2011, 14:51
Our prayers are with your family and we will never forget your sacrifice.


03-18-2011, 17:40
Had the honor of working with SFC Park for a couple months last year...incredibly dedicated individual. Thank you for your sacrifice, RIP and God be with you.

Red Flag 1
03-19-2011, 16:32
Rest In God's Peace Warrior.

03-20-2011, 12:46

04-01-2011, 23:44
Farewell and RIP brother...