Sgt. Daniel A. Tsue, 27, who joined the Marine Corps in 1998, died after a homemade bomb exploded during combat operations near Ar Ramadi, the Pentagon said.
“He was a good kid,” said his uncle, Wayne Tsue. “He was doing something that he loved.” Daniel Tsue was described by his uncle as “a very kind, very considerate” person who grew up on Moanalua and graduated from Kahuku High School. Tsue briefly attended UH-Hilo before joining the military, his uncle said.
Tsue was based at Camp Pendleton, Calif., with the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. His unit was attached in Iraq to the 2nd Force Service Support Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force.
“He put his whole heart into it,” Wayne Tsue said. “He was looked upon as being a very good leader.”