According to the Department of Defense, Sgt. 1st Class Daniel E. Scheibner died Aug. 29 from wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device exploded.
According to unit records, Scheibner entered military service on April 1, 1997. After initial entry training in military occupational specialty of 13B: Field Artilleryman, he served overseas for several years, including a two-year tour in Germany, deployment to Saudi Arabia from Sept. 1990 to March 28, 1991, and a three-year assignment in Hawaii.
On Nov. 30, 1996, he was assigned to Fort Bragg, N.C., where he served as a gunner, ammunition sergeant, and howitzer section chief. On March, 1, 2002, he reported to Fort Sill, Okla. and was assigned to a field artillery training battalion as a drill sergeant. He reported to Fort Lewis on August 2, 2005, where he was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) as a platoon sergeant. The brigade deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in April, 2007.
Scheibner’s military and civilian education includes Initial Entry Training (1987), Combat Life Savers Course (1991), Warrior Leader Course (1992), Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team training (1994), Air Assault School (1994), Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course (1995), Airborne School (1996), Equal Opportunity Leader training (1998), Jumpmaster School (2000), Drill Sergeant School (2002), Advanced Non-Commissioned Course (2003), 130 credit hours of Army correspondence coursework, and 36 semester hours of college coursework.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 awards), Army Achievement Medal (6 awards), Army Good Conduct Medal (6 awards), National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), Southwest Asia Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3 awards), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2 awards), Saudi Arabian Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kuwaiti Kuwait Liberation Medal, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Drivers and Mechanic Badge.