Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan K. Dozier seemed destined for soldier's boots.I hate having to do these posts. If your chapter has lost a brother you know it leaves a hole in the brotherhood that cannot be filled.
"He's been playing soldier since he was a tiny boy," Dozier's mother, Martha Day Cabe said in a phone interview Monday. At age 5 and 6, he, his sister and their friends would go into the woods wearing camouflage and "play Army."
Dozier, a former Middle Tennessee State University student, was among six soldiers who died Jan. 9 in Sinsil, Iraq.
He died from wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated during combat operations, according to a Department of Defense press release.
Jonathan Dozier attended Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro and studied international affairs. He was also a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Carl Dozier said he wants to make sure that his son is remembered as more than a casualty of war.
"He had a vibrant life," he said.
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