imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List




IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Local Soldier Killed in Iraq

by DJ Friday, Sep. 17, 2004 at 7:21 PM

Local student and Army medic, Spc. Edgar P. Daclan Jr., 24, was killed Friday Sept. 10 in Iraq.

Local Soldier Killed...
edgar_daclan_jr.jpg, image/jpeg, 200x271

Daclan left CSULB to serve

Local student and Army medic, 24, was killed Friday.

By Chad Greene

Staff Writer

TORRANCE — Army Spc. Edgar Daclan Jr. was only about two semesters shy of finishing his bachelor's degree in engineering when he voluntarily gave up the peaceful, tree-shaded hills of Cal State Long Beach for the war-torn sands of Iraq.

There was no draft; he didn't have to go. But the way the Filipino immigrant saw it, there was no other choice.

"Edgar decided that he was needed, so he joined the Army. He knew what he was getting into. He knew there was a war," said his sister, Iris Daclan. "Because we're immigrants here, because this country has done so much for us … he wanted to serve the country."

About eight months into his tour of duty in Iraq, Daclan was scheduled to come back to Southern California on leave Sept. 25.

"Edgar is our only brother," Iris Daclan said. "We were so excited to see him."

But the 24-year-old combat medic attached to the 1st Infantry Division's 18th Infantry never made it home. He was killed Friday by an explosion in Balad, Iraq.

Daclan was born May 14, 1980, in Cebu City, Philippines. His family moved to the United States in 1993, living in Long Beach for about a year before settling in Torrance.

"We moved to America to have a better future, to have a better life," Iris Daclan said.

Education played a big part in the Daclans' plans for their six children's futures. In 1998, their only son graduated from Narbonne High School in Harbor City. He had completed three years of course work toward an electrical engineering degree at CSULB when he dropped out about a year and a half ago to enlist in the Army.

After completing basic training, Daclan was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's 18th Infantry, stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany. In February, his unit was deployed to Iraq.

"His job as a combat medic was very dangerous," said Iris Daclan, a Navy veteran who served five years as a medical corpsman herself. "But he knew what he was there for: to do the job, to help the people of Iraq because they were suffering, and also to protect the United States from further terrorist attack."

Daclan called home as often as he could, but the last call his parents received was from one of his superior officers, who described their slain son as a "very special soldier' and said that he had never seen fear in Daclan's eyes.

Daclan is survived by his parents, Gertrude and Edgar Daclan Sr. of Torrance; and five sisters, Iris Daclan of Annapolis, Md., and Aileen, Ira, Sheila and Sunshine Daclan of Torrance.

Daclan will be buried at Riverside National Cemetery on Sept. 24. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Report this post as:

Memorial Display

by DJ Friday, Sep. 17, 2004 at 7:21 PM

Memorial Display...
daclan1.jpg, image/jpeg, 133x200

Courtesy of U.S. Army

The memorial display for Spc. Edgar Daclan Jr. at a service in the chapel on Ledward Barracks on Wednesday. Daclan, 24, a medic from Cypress, Calif., was killed Sept. 10 in Balad, Iraq, when his patrol responded to indirect fire and was hit by a makeshift bomb.

Report this post as:

Honor Guard

by DJ Friday, Sep. 17, 2004 at 7:21 PM

Honor Guard...
daclan2.jpg, image/jpeg, 200x126

Courtesy of U.S. Army

Members of an honor guard flank a memorial display for Spc. Edgar Daclan Jr. at a service in the chapel on Ledward Barracks on Wednesday.

Report this post as:

Edgar

by DJ Friday, Sep. 17, 2004 at 7:21 PM

Edgar...
daclan3.jpg, image/jpeg, 153x200

Spc. Edgar Daclan Jr.

Report this post as:

LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 4 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
TITLE AUTHOR DATE
Another Article DJ Friday, Sep. 17, 2004 at 7:24 PM
reply vet Saturday, Sep. 18, 2004 at 3:27 PM
LA Times Article DJ Tuesday, Sep. 21, 2004 at 2:55 AM
Imperialism doesn't have any real heroes atticus finch Tuesday, Sep. 21, 2004 at 7:13 PM

Local News

Change Links September 2018 posted S02 10:22PM

More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre A30 11:09PM

Site Outage Friday A30 3:49PM

Change Links August 2018 A14 1:56AM

Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land A12 11:09PM

More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke J29 10:40PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 8:27PM

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 7:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 7:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 11:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J11 6:58AM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M31 5:20AM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 7:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 8:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 9:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 10:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 9:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 8:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 8:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 11:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 8:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A27 5:37AM

GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE A13 12:39AM

lausd whistle blower A11 6:58AM

Website Upgrade A10 10:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 8:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 6:58PM

Change Links April 2018 A01 6:27PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Finance Capitalism and the Digital Economy S21 4:45PM

Muselières syndicales, muselières patronales S21 7:19AM

Jeff Bezos, Amazon, The Washington Post, Whole Foods, Etc S21 2:50AM

Why Choose Nut Milk Over Cows' Milk S21 1:01AM

Antrhopocène, le grand effondrement S19 9:53AM

Creative Destruction Hack Diamonds Windows/iOS/Android - Creative Destruction Generator S19 12:51AM

Abolir l'économie S18 11:18AM

The Dictatorship of Corporations S17 5:26PM

18 Lethal Consequences Of Hunting S17 3:13PM

Paraphysique de l'outplacement déontologue S15 6:51AM

Creative Destruction Hack Mod Generator S15 3:49AM

Shopping du bashing S14 8:42AM

After Lehman Brothers, Experts Say Global Financial Crisis Can Happen Again S13 8:28PM

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen S12 9:30PM

Probabilités de fin d'humanité S12 6:49AM

Florida Area of Migrant Farmworkers Denied Right to Construct Health Clinic near NaplesCIW S11 2:57AM

Propagande de virus, virus de propagande S10 7:34AM

Steer clear of work morality! S09 12:10PM

Sweatshop Lodge Ceremony Continues in US Fed Prisons Led by Inmates S08 6:17PM

Paraphysique de l'origami S08 7:11AM

The Shortwave Report 09/07/18 Listen Globally! S06 11:23PM

August 2018 Honduras Coup update S06 12:28PM

Du réussissement putréfié S06 10:55AM

Brett Kavanaugh Filled The 5th Circuit With Execution Judges S06 6:14AM

Log S06 4:25AM

Augusta Georgia Woman Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence for Writing About Russians Crime Acts S05 8:29AM

Paraphysique de contextualité S05 8:29AM

Crisis Regulation in Global Capitalism S03 3:39PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy