Meet Daniel

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Daniel D. Gurr

21 years old, of Vernal, Utah; assigned to 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), Okinawa, Japan; died Aug. 5 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.


Daniel graduated from Uintah High School in 2008 where served as a member of his Junior Class Presidency. He participated in football, was the captain of his soccer team and was named as an All American. During his senior year, at 17 years old, he joined the Marine Corps with his parent's permission which had been his lifelong ambition.

Daniel was full of life! His smile would brighten any room that he walked into, he brought joy to everyone he met. Anything that he did was done with all the energy and enthusiasm he had. Daniel enjoyed doing most anything, camping, hunting, fishing, riding four-wheelers and snowboarding, but most of all he enjoyed stirring up excitement while hanging out with family and friends.

Daniel had always wanted to be a Marine. He wanted to be the best and poured his heart and soul into his career.