SPC Dane R. Balcon was Killed-In-Action on September 5, 2007 in Balad, Iraq at the age of 19 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). This GoFundMe Account will help fund the SPC Dane R. Balcon Memorial Golf Tournament (www.danebalcon.org)
benefitting the SPC Dane Balcon Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Scholarship Fund (https://nisd.net/nef/scholarships).
SPC Dane R. Balcon was born on April 27, 1988, at Luke AFB, Arizona. SPC Balcon was the 4th generation in his family to serve in the military. He graduated from Sand Creek High School in Colorado Springs, CO in 2006, where he was a leader and served as the Drill Team Commander. Prior to that he attended Zachary Middle School and Warren High School in San Antonio, TX, where his love for the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) began. Dane enlisted in the Army as a Fire Support Specialist (13F). He attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training with 2nd Platoon, Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery Regiment, at Fort Sill, OK. Upon graduation from AIT, SPC Balcon received his first assignment to 3rd Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regt., 1st Cavalry Division, in Fort Hood, TX. He deployed to Iraq in support of OIF in Balad, Iraq on July 7, 2007 and on 5 September 2007 he completed his mission doing what he loved--serving his country. Awards and ribbons that SPC Balcon earned while serving his country include: The Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, Combat Action Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Weapons Qualification Badge Expert w/Rifle.
For those who knew Dane, will wholeheartedly agree that he was a young man of courage, conviction and character. The SPC Dane R. Balcon Memorial Fund is humbly requesting your assistance to continue his legacy and serving our community, by supporting the 3rd Annual SPC Dane R. Balcon Memorial Golf Tourney benefitting the SPC Dane Balcon Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Scholarship Fund. To learn more about our HERO, please visit: danebalcon.org, Legacy.com, and google.com.
Thank you in advance for your continued support of our mission, military, and community.
SPC Dane R. Balcon, United States Army
KIA, Balad, Iraq
27 Apr - 5 Sept 07
- Aubrey Holt
- Geraldine Gudebski
- Evelyn Holland
- Edgar Anderson
- Angela Thomas
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