|Dae Han Park|
U.S Army Sergeant 1st Class Dae Han Park, aged 36, from Watertown, Conn., was killed on 12th March 2011, in Wardak province. He died from injuries received when the vehicle he was in hit an improvised explosive device.
He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group.
Sgt. Park joined the Army in 1998 as an infantryman and qualified as a ranger in 2000. In 2003 he served in Iraq as a rifle squad leader. In 2006, he completed the Army's Special Forces course and was assigned to 1st Special Forces Group.
He served in numerous overseas regions and this was his first deployment in Afghanistan. Sgt. Park was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.
Dannel P. Malloy, Governor of Connecticut, said that Sgt. Park "is a hero who died serving his country and he will be honored and remembered as such.”
He is survived by his wife, Mi Kyong Park, and two daughters, Niya and Sadie.