This Memorial Page Established by-Angela Dunn
In Honor Of SSG Terrence D Dunn
Providers mourn loss of fallen comrade
By Staff Sgt. Angela McKinzie
2nd BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. (LI) Public Affairs
AMP STRIKER, Iraq — Soldiers from the 210th Support Battalion
“Providers,” 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light
Infantry) gathered to mourn the loss of a fallen comrade during a memorial
ceremony at the Camp Striker Chapel Feb. 8 here.
Staff Sgt. Terrance Dunn or “Donnoman,” a native of New Orleans,
La., who served as a chemical equipment repair noncommissioned officer
with the Provider Battalion, was killed from an improvised explosive
device detonation south of Baghdad Feb. 2.
“I considered Dunn as a brother … We were really close,” said
Chief Warrant Officer Johnnie Upshur, a native of Eastern Shore, Va., who
served with Dunn for over a year. “He would do anything for the
Soldiers – he would give them the shirt off his back,” he said of Dunn.
“He always wanted someone else to have a better life than he did.”
Dunn’s Soldiers took moment to share their thoughts of the fallen
“He was a man of respect … A person who I would talk to anytime,”
said Spc. Jeremy Rodriguez of Manhattan, N.Y. “He was my mentor and
I learned a lot from him. He taught me how to be a better leader.”
Dunn and other Soldiers were planning a trip to Canada after they
“I remember talking about going to Canada and Dunn said he was going
to pay for everyone to go,” Rodriguez recalled. “He was more than a
leader – he was a friend.”
One of the greatest memories of Dunnoman was recalled during the
“I came into work one day and I said I was going to buy a bike,”
Upshur said. “Dunnoman told me that I was too old for the bike and I
told him (Dunn) that we were the same age,” Upshur recalled with a
smile. “And then Dunn said he was young at heart.”
Although Dunn was remembered for his warm spirit and young heart, he
was known as one of the hardest workers in the battalion by his leaders
“He was the best repairman I had seen in 19 years of military
service,” said 1st Sgt. Orlando Silva, Company B, 210th BSB first sergeant
and native of Brooklyn, N.Y. “If anything was broke he knew how to fix
it. He was a quiet professional and always completed the mission.”
Dunn, as described by Silva, was a quiet professional until it came to
his speeches and counseling sessions.
“We would have the longest counseling sessions,” Rodriguez said.
“We would talk about anything … his speeches were long.”
As the Soldiers paid their final respects to Dunn the B company
commander shouted, “Bandits never quit,” said Capt. John Forsyth, a native
of Rochester, N.Y., as he saluted Dunn’s memorial.
Just as the Bandits never quit neither did Dunn.
Dunn’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the
Purple Heat Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters,
the Army Achievement Medal with two OLC, the Army Good Conduct Medal
(2nd award), the National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), the Global
War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the North
Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal (2nd award), the Noncommissioned Officer
Professional Development Ribbon, the Overseas Ribbon with numeral 2,
the Army Service Ribbon, the Diver and Mechanic Badge and the Combat
Dunn is survived by his wife, Angela.
I miss You Terrence D. Dunn I still have the ticket you sent me to go
to Canada.and they will never be used ever.you are a special, sweet
person who my heart is always for I will forever Love You Angela I still
remember the day you got my car stuck in a wall on a snowy day!
I honor Staff Sgt. Dunn every day of the week, I tell every soldier, I
see thank you for your service.I keep my promise to you that no one
would be forgotten, and so I will continue to light a candle every day for
all the soldiers away from home,I pray they come home safe,I pray no
one has to deal with tragedy of loss of any loved one's. I pray that
they come home safe to there loved one's.
|Staff Sgt. Terrence D. Dunn
United States Army
KIA 02 Feb 2007