Tributes & Vigils Category: US Army
Name: Army Staff Sgt. Daniel D. Merriweather
From: Collierville, TN
Assigned to the 118th Military Police Company (Airborne), 503rd Military Police Battalion (Airborne), 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.
Incident: Army Staff Sgt. Daniel D. Merriweather
died Jan. 13 at Combat Outpost McClain, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Pfc. Geoffrey A. Whitsitt.
Died: January 13, 2010
DoD: Memphis soldier killed in Afghanistan
The Associated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Department of Defense says a Memphis soldier was killed in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb.
Family members told The Commercial Appeal 25-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Dewayne Merriweather was killed Jan. 13 when the Humvee he was driving triggered the bomb.
He was assigned to the 118th Military Police Company, 503rd Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade, Fort Bragg, N.C., where he lived with his wife, Rachelle.
Merriweather’s sister, 27-year-old Adrienne Winton, told the paper her brother left behind two sons, 3-year-old Kale Rausch and 3-month-old Daniel Merriweather Jr.
Merriweather last saw his family in October when he returned to Memphis for two weeks for the birth of his second child.
“He was a very loving, caring person,” Winton said. “He cared about his family. He would always call me and tell me what was…