The community of Glen Alum recently lost one of its descendents to the war in Iraq. Danny Bruce (Bubby) Daniels II, the son of Danny Daniels Sr. and the late Barbara Collins Daniels and his stepmother, Jenny Daniels, was killed in combat in Iraq on July 20, 2004.
Danny is the grandson of Ellie Daniels and the late Burgess Daniels, and Molly Daniels and Kelly Daniels and the great- grandson of Charlie and the late Eunice Daniels. I have included his obituary on the "In Memory" page on our site.
The link below was composed by Bonita. We have used some of her backgrounds on our pages on the Glen Alum site. Bonita also shared the photo of Danny for our site. Please visit the page she posted in honor of Danny and sign her guest book to show our appreciation for her thoughtfulness. If you will click one of the pictures on her site, it will take you to her main page composed for Veterans.
MIAs and POWs hold a special corner of my heart and I greatly appreciate anyone who remembers and honors them, and all of our Veterans.
ARTICLE FROM THE WILLIAMSON DAILY NEWS OCTOBER 2, 2004
Family members of the late U.S. Army E-4 Spec. Danny Bruce Daniels II were on hand Friday, October 2, to accept the 'Distinguished West Virginia Citizen Award' given posthumously in his honor. A mobile home park was also named in his memory.
The Danny B. Daniels' Memorial Park, which is located on US 119 near the Mingo/Logan county line, will house 47 flood victims once it is fully occupied. Senate Majority leader H. Truman Chafin made the presentation to the Daniels family in West Virginia Governor Bob Wise's stead.
"Gov. Wise talked of the great sacrifice your loved one made for his country," Chafin told the family , "and he wanted him to be remembered for that sacrifice."
Fighting back emotions, Daniels' father accepted the award for the family.
A military police officer, the 23-year-old soldier was deployed to Iraq in April 2004 to take part in the peacekeeping mission of training Iraqi law enforcement officers in domestic policing as opposed to military style.
Daniels was injured in an explosion on July 20, while on convoy patrol and later died in the hospital.
He had been assigned to the 630th Military Police Company, 793rd Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade in Bamberg, Germany.
His father was also presented with the flag which had flown at half-staff at the West Virginia Sate Capitol building following his death.