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October 28, 2006

Sgt. Daniel Brozovich laid to rest

Greenville soldier died in Iraq

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MERCER COUNTY —

Brozovich lived a life of integrity and was devoted to his family and his country, he said.

“Are you a person that will lay down your life for a friend? A person that gives and doesn’t count the cost?” Buranosky asked the mourners.

“We’re called to continue the wisdom and courage that he witnessed in his life.”

Brozovich had an innate ability to touch people’s lives, Etter said.

“He had a way about him that was all his own,” he said.

He crushed the potato chips he packed in his lunch “because he could fit more in,” Etter said.

He liked ranch dressing and kept “perfect piles of stuff” everywhere,” Etter said.

“I suspect that some people were jealous or envious of Dan,” Etter said. “He had his life together.”

His wife Mary June was the “first and only” love of his life and he adored his son and daughter and two grandchildren.

“What a great example and inspiration he was to so many,” Etter said.

Brozovich was the sixth person with Mercer County ties — and the second Greenville man — to be killed in Iraq.

Sgt. Michael A. Marzano, 28, of Greenville was killed May 7, 2005, in Haditha, Iraq; Spc. Douglas E. Kashmer, 27, who had ties to Sharon and the Reynolds area, was killed June 8, 2005, in Nippur, Iraq; Sgt. Shawn A. Graham, 34, grew up in Grove City and lived in Texas, was killed Sept. 25, 2005, in Baghdad; Lt. Col. Michael E. McLaughlin, 44, of East Lackawannock Township was killed Jan. 6 in Ramadi, Iraq; and Staff Sgt. David M. Veverka, 25, of Jamestown was killed May 6, in Diwaniyah, Iraq.

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