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Spc. Daniel A. Leckel, Killed Jul. 25, 2007

By Unknown | Media Relations Office, Public Affairs | April 25, 2009

Pronouncer: LECK-ul

Spc. Daniel A. Leckel, 19, died of wounds suffered from enemy small arms fire July 25 in Baghdad, Iraq.

Leckel was an infantryman assigned to 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. His home of record is Medford, Ore.

He entered the Army in January 2006 and began serving with the 1st Inf. Div. in May 2006. This was his first deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

To date, 118 Fort Riley Soldiers have been killed while serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Additionally, one transition team Air Force Airman was killed July 9 in Afghanistan.