SG. David R. Staats was a CAV Scout Vehicle Commander with the 1st Cav, 7th U.S. Calvary, Fort Hood, Texas. He died in Taji, Iraq on December 16th, 2006, after his armored vehicle was struck by an Improvised Explosive Devise (IED). David was a remarkable leader, husband, father, son and friend.
“My dad was the strongest example I could have for the rest of my life. It’s so easy to feel him everywhere I go because he left such great lasting memories for my mom and I to live with. I honor him and miss him every day. I thank God for the time we had and the memories we keep.” – Katie

David’s sacrifice was honored during the 2016 Teen Expedition


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