1LT Daniel B. Hyde USA (KIA)

Cullum: 63537

Class: '07

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Date of Death: March 7, 2009 - View or Post a Eulogy

The Department of Defense announced the death of 1LT Daniel B. Hyde, 24, who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. He died March 7 in Samarra, Iraq, of wounds sustained in Tikrit when an explosive device struck his unit vehicle.

He graduated from Downey High School in 2003. He lettered in three varsity sports in high school - football, basketball and golf. He was elected student body president twice, and was accepted by all three military academies. He graduated from West Point 23rd out of 968 before getting his Ranger tab and airborne qualification.

LT Hyde was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and is survived by his parents and a sister, who are residents of Modesto California.