|Birth: ||Aug. 16, 1980|
|Death: ||Oct. 26, 2009, Afghanistan|
Army Sgt Griffin was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington. He died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an IED. Dale was a 1999 Terre Haute South Vigo High School graduate in Terre Haute, Indiana. While a senior at Terre Haute South, he was the state runner-up in wrestling in the 189-pound weight class. The following year, he won his weight class to help lead the Virginia Military Institute to a fourth-place finish in the All-Academy Wrestling Championship in 2000 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He was named that tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler. Dale joined the Army immediately after the events of September 11 terrorist attacks.
Highland Lawn Cemetery
Maintained by: Brenda N
Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Oct 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43658311
Added: Oct. 27, 2013
Added: Jul. 14, 2013
I believe it was Thomas Jefferson who said that the price of Freedom has to be watered from time to time with the blood of the country's Patriots. Thank you Dale for your sacrifice and the memories you gave me while I coached you as a teeenager. May God ...(Read more)|
Added: May. 27, 2013
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