SSG John Cleaver, SGT Daniel Frazier - 82nd Airborne Division

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SSG John J. Cleaver had wanted to be like his grandfather, a World War II veteran who lost his left leg in the Battle of the Bulge.

When he was a teenager and broke his arm, Cleaver worried he wouldn’t be able to enlist in the military. Cleaver, 36, of Marysville, Wash., died Nov. 19 in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when a suicide car-bomber attacked his unit. He was assigned to Fort Bragg, N.C. SSG John Cleaver attended Galena High School in Missouri, then Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark., where he learned to fly small aircraft. He also attended Crowder College in Missouri, where he became a certified emergency medical technician. Cleaver joined the Navy in 1995, serving in Kosovo and Iraq.  After 10 years of service, he left the Navy and joined the Army.

 

He is survived by his two sons, Collin and Aidan; and his parents, Ronald and Teresa Cleaver, of Joplin, Mo.

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Daniel A. Frazier was a quiet guy who found simple ways to have fun: playing with his nieces and nephews, mud bogging in his Dodge 4x4, testing his video game skills on his Xbox and dining at Burger King.

“Sergeant Frazier always started and finished his days the same way, with a smile on his face. Heearned the respect of subordinates, peers and superiors alike.”

 

The 25-year-old from St. Joseph, Mich., was killed Nov. 19 in Zabul province, Afghanistan, when a suicide car bomber attacked his base during his second tour of duty in Afghanistan.

In down time, he enjoyed spending time with family members, who said his smile always put others at ease.

Frazier graduated in 2003 from St. Joseph High School and joined the Army three years later.

“He was very quiet and really a nice kid. He was just one of those super kids you love to have in school.”

 

SGT Frazier is survived by his wife, Brittany; his father, David; his mother, Roxana Walter; and six siblings.

Memorial Wraps™ will donate the charitable portion of the proceeds from the sale of SSG Cleaver and SGT Frazier's Memorial  Wraps™ to The Next Objective a 501(c)3 charitable organization for Veterans.

 

30" Long x 3" Wide Heavy Duty Friction Wrist Wrap.  Memorial Wraps™ is an industry leader in durability, support and quality.  All of our wraps are hand-cut and hand-made with industrial grade cotton/canvas material, all logos and decoration are embroidered as a standard, high quality 4 thread over-lock serge border stitching and even our retention cord is made out of military grade paracord (will not rot, mildew or decay; the same para cord or "550" that we used when we jumped out of airplanes for a living).

 

CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Hand wash with mild soap/detergent and air dry.