SGT Michael E. Dooley

SGT Michael E. Dooley 1

STAFF SGT. MICHAEL E. DOOLEY – U.S. Army

Hometown / City: PULASKI, VA PULASKI
Date of Death: Sunday, June 8, 2003
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: Staff Sgt.
Unit: TROOP B, 1ST SQUADRON, 3D ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT, FORT CARSON, CO 80913

Birth: Feb. 2, 1980
Pulaski
Pulaski County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 8, 2003, Iraq

Army Sgt. Dooley was assigned to 1st Squadron, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado. Dooley was manning a traffic control point in Al Asad when a vehicle came up to the checkpoint and two individuals got out requesting a medic for their sick friend. Immediately following the request for help, they opened fire on Dooley, which resulted in his death. Michael joined the Army five years ago after graduating from Pulaski County High School. He and his wife, Christine, were expecting their first child, a son, in October. Michael was an outstanding recruit, who earned a slot in the Excellence in Armor program and served with the 3rd Infantry Division on missions in both Kuwait and Bosnia. It was while he was in Bosnia that Dooley launched a correspondence with pen pal and wife-to-be Christine, through the Army’s “adopt-a-soldier” program. Shortly before the regiment left Fort Carson for Iraq, Dooley opened his house to the soldiers in his unit and helped them as they prepared to deploy.

Burial:
Twin Valley Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Delmont
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA SGT Michael E. Dooley 2 SGT Michael E. Dooley 3

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