TWIN FALLS -- An Idaho soldier is being honored and remembered this weekend in southern Idaho. On Friday afternoon, Army Sergeant Daniel J. Brown's body was honorably transferred from the military to his family.
Brown was killed in Afghanistan on March 24 when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device, or IED. He was based in Fort Carson, Colorado and was stationed in the Khandahar province when his unit was attacked.
At 3:00 p.m. on Friday in Twin Falls, Brown's family stood on the tarmac at the Magic Valley Regional Airport for the honorable transfer of his remains from the military.
Brown was 27-years-old and from Jerome. He leaves behind a wife and twin daughters, who are three-months-old.
The Department of Defense said Brown decided to join the U-S Army after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and was a leader who took his role as a soldier very seriously.
"He cared about everybody," Sgt. Brown's father Jerry Brown said. "He loved everybody. He was such a good friend to everybody. He helped everybody he could. There's many stories of all the people in his platoons and everybody that he helped. He was just one of the greatest people I know. I'm going to miss my son deeply. I would also like to thank everybody for all their prayers through this and all their support."
The public is invited to attend Brown's funeral on Saturday, April 7 in Twin Falls. The service will be at the Student Recreation Center at the College of Southern Idaho. The service will begin at 4:00 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Dan Brown Memorial Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank, nationwide. The money will go to benefit Brown's daughters. You may visit his obituary page and memorial book for his friends and family by clicking here.