Technical Sergeant Daniel L. Douville was born on May 31, 1978 in Harvey, Louisiana and graduated from West Jefferson High School. Technical Sergeant Douville enlisted in the Air Force as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Apprentice and successfully completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. From there, he attended and graduated from Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NAVSCOLEOD). Technical Sergeant Douville’s first duty station was with the EOD flight at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. He then transferred to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas as the Noncommissioned Officer-in Charge of EOD Operations. While there he volunteered and was accepted for instructor duty at NAVSCOLEOD. After serving as an instructor, he transferred to become a Team Leader for the EOD flight at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. He deployed four times, once to Albania in support of Operation Shining Hope, once in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. While operating in the Helmand Province, he led his Air Force team in clearing lines of communication, enabling freedom of maneuver, and ensuring the safety of coalition and local nationals by engaging and defeating the enemy’s weapon of choice: the Improvised Explosive Device.
Technical Sergeant Douville’s awards include the Bronze Star with “V” Device and one Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Combat Action Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, and the NATO Medal.
Technical Sergeant Douville is survived by his wife LaShana, daughters Jadelynn and Ayjah-Danielle, son Daniel, and parents Joseph and Gertrude Hampton.