United States Marine Corps Corporal Daane A. DeBoer, 24, of Ludington, Michigan, formerly from Valparaiso, Indiana.
Killed June 28, 2010 by an improvised explosive device while on foot patrol.
Born in Valparaiso, Indiana, DeBoer attended Immanuel Lutheran School through sixth grade before moving to the Grand Rapids area. He lived in Rockford until graduating from high school.
He lived in Colorado for about a year before joining the Marines in spring 2009, and was deployed to Afghanistan in March, 2010.
He was part of the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force from Camp Pendleton, Calif.
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