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SSG Gary Wayne Dunklin
from Dallas, Texas

 

SSG Dunklin served with: HHC 3_75_Ranger_Bn

 

Born in 1973, Ranger Dunklin was 43 years old at the time of his death in 2016.

 


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SSG Gary Wayne Dunklin 's Biography

Operation Restore Hope Veteran.
Gary was a Sergeant in the US Army, Headquarters Unit, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning and served in the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg.
He spent 7 years 2 months of active duty and served in Somalia in 1993.

 

During his military service, SSG Gary Wayne Dunklin also served in 82nd Airborne DIV

Operation Restore Hope Veteran.
Gary was a Sergeant in the US Army, Headquarters Unit, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning and served in the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg.
He spent 7 years 2 months of active duty and served in Somalia in 1993.

His accomplishments were Ranger Tab, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal,
Expert Marksmanship Qualification badge with rifle bar, Airborne Wings, British Army Parachute Wings and Egyptian Parachutist Badge.
He served his country with honor and distinction


BIOGRAPHY
Gary Wayne Dunklin, Jr. was born 05 July 1973 in Dallas, TX to Gary Wayne and Patricia McKinney Dunklin. He went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ, his personal savior, on Saturday, 13 February 2016.

He was a man’s man who loved duck hunting and fishing with his cousins, watching any football game on TV, and the Military Chanel. He loved cooking elaborate meals from scratch and eating at home in front of the TV opposed to going to restaurants. He loved anything camouflage, denim and Army green. He loved to camp, hike, boat, Jet Ski and vacation. He was the most loyal man to all he met. He was a devoted husband and father. He loved painting his daughter’s toe nails, helping her with her homework, playing games and letting Savannah win and he loved his family unconditionally. He was known for his one-liners and quick wit and could make you laugh until your face hurt. He was true blue and what you saw was what you got. He was humble and shy, and also sarcastic and humorous.

He grew up in Channelview and Grand Prairie, Texas and graduated Grand Prairie High School in 1991.

He was a Sergeant in the US Army, Headquarters Unit, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning and served in the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg. He spent 7 years 2 months of active duty and served in Somalia in 1993. His accomplishments were a National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Expert Marksmanship Qualification badge with rifle bar, British Army Parachute Wings and Egyptian Parachutist Badge. He served his country with honor and distinction.

He was married to Kimberly (Kim) Yarbrough Dunklin, his high school sweet heart, and they were married in June 2012. He was a loving and doting father to Savannah Grace born 07 June 2007.

He was preceded in death by his father Wayne, and his paternal and maternal grandparents.

He is survived by his wife, Kim and daughter, Savannah and his Mother Patricia Dunklin; Stepmother Debbie Dunklin; Sister Lisa Miller and Brother In Law, Chris, and Nephew Chase of Austin, TX; Stepbrothers James Willis and John Wells, along with a host of relatives and friends.

He worked as a Welder at Tell Manufacturing, a Division of Spectrum Brands.




 

 

 

 

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# Dale McDonald 2016-03-29 07:04
RIP lil brother
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