CPT Douglas A. DiCenzo Bracelet (USMA '99)

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CPT Douglas A. DiCenzo Bracelet (USMA '99)

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CPT Douglas A. DiCenzo, 30, of Plymouth, N.H. died in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 25, 2006 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.

He is survived by his wife Nicole, infant son, Dakin, his mother, father, and a brother.

Where do we find such men
who believe in DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY?
They are ones like Doug DiCenzo
serving with conviction and humility.
 
These men are sons of fathers and mothers
who raised them to be strong –
like the granite rock of New Hampshire,
they are fortified to weather the storm.
 
Doug was an avid outdoorsman –
to be with nature whenever he could
meant hiking long mountain trails,
and listening to the call of lake and wood.
 
These men are loyal brothers
to family, neighbors, and friends –
they stand, deep-rooted, as bridges do
and see their causes through to the end.
 
Doug DiCenzo, as a student,
had an unwavering commitment to learn –
as a classmate and an athlete
his desire to lead others began to burn.
 
These men are faithful husbands
devoted to the women they love;
they are the fathers of precious children –
God’s blessings sent from above.
 
Doug had a thirst and zest for life,
so much was in his well –
he gave of himself so completely
to his son, Dak, and wife, Nicole.
 
These men are quiet leaders
serving with spirit and dedication,
holding fast to what they believe in
preserving freedom for all people and nations.
 
Doug believed in the power one person had.
He always looked for the good he could do –
making a difference in the lives of those around him
and approaching tasks with a “can do” attitude.
 
Let this granite marker remind us all
who travel by this Memorial bridge:
Doug DiCenzo gave the ultimate sacrifice
that others, in peace, might live.
 
~Katherine Donahue 4/23/08

Proceeds from the CPT Douglas A. DiCenzo bracelet will be donated to the CPT Douglas DiCenzo Camp Fund.

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