Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Army Staff Sgt. David L. Paquet

Remember Our Heroes

Army Staff Sgt. David L. Paquet, 26, of Rising Sun, Md.

SSgt Paquet was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Aug. 20, 2008 at Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of undetermined causes while conducting a patrol.

Staff Sgt. David L. Paquet, U.S. Army, age 26, collapsed and died of non-casualty, natural causes, Aug. 20, 2008, while on patrol in Korengal Valley/Vegas, Afghanistan. He was 41 days into his fourth tour in the Middle East. The first two were in Kuwait and the third was in Iraq.

Born in Freehold, NJ., Sgt. Paquet was a son of Fern, Sr. and Dawn Murray Paquet of New Hampshire. He grew up in Rising Sun, MD and graduated from Rising Sun High School.

He was stationed in Ft. Hood, TX.

His beloved wife of six years, Katie Seese Paquet, grew up in the Souderton/Hatfield area.

Katie described David as a "Great Man," who was very respected and loved by many people. She wants everyone to know that there will never be another David, he was "One in a Million."

Also surviving are his sister, Jennifer McKenna of Florida; and two brothers, Fern Paquet, Jr. and his wife, Jamie, of New York and Michael Paquet of Pennsylvania.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service with full military honors, Friday, Aug. 29 at 1 PM at the Simcox-McIlvaine Funeral Home, 532 E. Main St., Lansdale, where the family will receive friends Friday from 11 AM to 1 PM. The Rev. J. R. Damiani, pastor of the Family Worship Center, will be officiating. Interment will follow in Whitemarsh Memorial Park.

Army Staff Sgt. David L. Paquet died on 8/20/08.

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