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Soldier born in Thomaston dies in Kuwait

First Posted: 11:33 am - June 16th, 2015

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Pfc. Monterrious T. Daniel, age 19, an ammunition specialist serving in the United States Army, died Friday, June 12, 2015, while deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Daniel was born in Thomaston, but most of his family now lives in Griffin. His grandmother, Carolyn Daniel, still resides in Thomaston.

The United States Department of Defense reported Daniel died in a non-combat-related incident. Daniel was assigned to the 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division.

According to Fort Carson Public Information Officer Rick Anthony, Daniel entered the Army April 29, 2014, and arrived at Fort Carson in Colorado Oct. 5, 2014. He deployed to Kuwait Feb. 16, 2015, and was serving in Camp Buehring at the time of his death. Daniel had honorably served his nation for one year and two months.

Daniel was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, Combat and Special Skill Badge, and Basic Marksmanship Qualification Badge.

“It is always hard to lose a part of our military family,” Fort Carson officials said through Chief Media Relations Officer Dani Johnson. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Pfc. Daniel’s family and friends during this very difficult time.”

Larry Stanford can be contacted at 706-647-5414 or on Twitter @LarryStanford7.

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