Tuesday, January 15, 2008

'He was a brave soldier'

Another SigEp is a casualty of the war in Iraq.
Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan K. Dozier seemed destined for soldier's boots.

"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.
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Jonathan Dozier attended Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro and studied international affairs. He was also a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.
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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.
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.

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