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Danny V- “Going out to pick a fight.” Our American Hero United States Marine Sgt. Daniel Vasselian Hometown: Abington, Massachusetts Known to most as Danny or "V"; brought a light into the world that will never soften. Danny will always be known for his sense of humor, his laugh, kind heart and his ability to find the good in anyone. He brought happiness to everyone he met without realizing the true impact he would leave them with. Despite his gift of bringing humor and a lightheartedness to almost any situation, when it came to his passion in life; he proved to be one of the most fearless and determined Marines that we would ever encounter. He lived his life for his wife Erin, family and friends and he laid down his life; not only for them - but for the freedom of a country that will be forever grateful to him. Daniel graduated from Abington High School Class of 2004 and joined the Marines in December of 2006 where he was stationed in Hawaii with 2/3 Echo Company Infantry with whom he deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. He re-enlisted for an additional four years and was stationed in Quantico, VA with CI Company as a combat instructor. He was last stationed with Bravo Company 1/9 at Camp Lejeune in the infantry unit before being deployed to Afghanistan. Gold Star Father Mark Vasselian- "I do know he volunteered for this mission after just coming back from a 3-day mission because he didn't want to see anybody in his platoon get hurt. I do know on this third tour that he took responsibility for each and every person under his belt and he had a lot of young men working under him." Sgt. Daniel Vasselian, 27, died December 23, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was ambushed as he was getting off a Humvee. Remember Forever United States Marine Sgt. Daniel Vasselian — with Erin Vasselian.