Daniel Lucas Elliott
Specialist, United States Army
Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 625-11
July 18, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation New Dawn.
Specialist Daniel L. Elliott, 21, of Youngsville, North Carolina, died July 15, 2011, in Basra, Iraq, when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 290th Military Police Brigade, 200th Military Police Command, Cary, North Carolina.
For more information, the media may contact
the 200th Military Police Command public affairs office at 301-677-1079.
Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon, July 23, 2011 at Faith Baptist Church. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Lucas is survived by his wife, Trisha Elliott;
parents, Patti Elliott of Youngsville and Ed Elliott of Louisburg; brother,
Brad Elliott of Eatonton, Georgia; grandparents, Ed A. Elliott, Sr. of
Fayetteville, Annie Ruth White of Rome, Georgia and Lucy Eggers of Boone;
great-grandparents, Clay & Martha Eggers of Boone; uncle, Dwayne Elliott
of Lumberbridge and cousins, Peyton Eggers of Greensboro, Traci Eggers
of Charlotte and Dwayne Elliott, Jr. of Lumberton.
25 July 2011:
BASRAH, Iraq – The Soldiers of 805th Military
Police Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment joined together with
fellow Soldiers from 3rd Advise and
Specialist Daniel Lucas Elliott, a military policeman with 1st Platoon who was attached to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry, was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated against the vehicle he was in while on a routine patrol July 15, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Trisha Elliott, and his parents Ed and Martha Elliott, of Youngsville, North Carolina.
Elliott was born in Youngsville July 18, 1989 and joined the Army in January 2007. He deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in January 2009, where he served as a gunner at both COB Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq and COB Basra. He volunteered to return to COB Basra in support of Operation New Dawn, where he served as a combat MP.
“Elliott was a superb Soldier; he would take the time to help anyone, and you could see it on his face how much he enjoyed teaching someone something new,” said Elliott’s platoon commander, First Lieutenant Robert Wade of Charlotte, North Carolina. “He loved his family, his country, and he was proud to serve his country. He loved what he did, and we will always respect and honor that.”
Elliott’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal and the Combat Action Badge
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Posted: 2 January 2012
Photos By Eileen Horan, November 2011