Tributes & Vigils Category: US Army
Name: Army Staff Sgt. Daniel A. Newsome
From: Chicopee, Mass.
Assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas
Incident: Army Staff Sgt. Daniel A. Newsome died June 27 in Baghdad of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device.
Died: June 27, 2007
Chicopee soldier killed by explosive in Baghdad
The Associated Press
A soldier from Chicopee, Mass., was killed by an explosive in Iraq.
Staff Sgt. Daniel A. Newsome died June 27 of wounds suffered in a blast from an improvised explosive device in Baghdad, the Department of Defense said June 28.
Newsome, 27, was assigned at Fort Hood in Texas to the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.
Newsome formerly served in Kosovo, according to according to The Republican newspaper of Springfield. He graduated from Chicopee Comprehensive High School in 1998. His mother lives in Chicopee and his father in Springfield.