Staff Sgt. Daniel L. Hansen, 24, of Tracy, California., died Feb. 14 2009 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, Marine Wing Support Group 17, 1st Marine Air Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Iwakuni, Japan.
Farah Province, Afghanistan Staff Sgt Daniel L. Hansen (24) a Marine EOD Technician was killed while supporting combat operations. Sgt Hansen was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 with the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force based at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. He reportedly lost his life to a roadside IED.
He deployed to western Afghanistan in October as an individual augmentee to support EOD operations. Sgt Hansen leaves behind a twin brother who is also a Marine and a fiancé.
He joined the Marines in 2002 after graduating high school.