Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Everman High Grad Killed in Iraq

Sgt. Dustin S. Wakeman, a 2000 graduate of Everman High School, was killed Saturday in Hawr Rajab, Iraq. The 25-year-old medic was riding in a vehicle that was struck by an improvised explosive device, according to the Defense Department. Two other soldiers were also killed.

He enlisted three years ago and was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Richardson, Alaska. He was deployed to Iraq in October, his father, David, told the Star-Telegram.

Wakeman spoke of pursuing a career in medical services. "He liked helping people," his father told the S-T. "He found that fulfilling."

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