|Dodges Who Fought For Their Country
Afghanistan and Iraq
"Not for fame or reward, not for place or for rank, not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity, but in simple obedience to duty as they understood it. They suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died."
John Dodge of Middle Chinnock, Somerset, England, was the father of William and Richard who came to America in 1629 and 1638, respectively. They settled in what is now, Salem, Massachusetts. |
Tristram Dodge came to Block Island, Rhode Island in 1660/61. He came from England, via Newfoundland, via Taunton, Massachusetts. We believe that his ancestors were came from Northern England
| Lineage - Tristram Dodge, Block Island, Rhode Island through his son, William
LTC Daniel Edward Holland (43), beloved husband, father, son, and brother, died May 18th, 2006 while serving his country in Iraq. Daniel was an Army veterinarian, assigned to South Plains District Veterinary Command at Ft. Hood, TX, attached to the 352nd Civil Affairs Command at Fort Bragg, NC, further attached to the 4th Infantry Division as the Chief of the Public Health and Functional Specialty Teams for Civil Affairs. He and three other soldiers along with an Iraqi interpreter were killed by a roadside bomb near Baghdad while on a humanitarian mission to aid the people of Iraq.
LTC Holland's military decorations include four awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal, and he was proud to have earned the Expert Field Medical Badge and Parachutist Badge. He will be awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.
Daniel was buried with full military honors at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery on Wednesday May 31, following a noon funeral Mass at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in New Braunfels, TX. Daniel was the son of Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. Herbert S. Holland, Jr.
Read the full obituary for Daniel