Hero Stories for South Dakota

Dale A. Goetz

Capt. Dale A. Goetz, 43, of White, South Dakota, died August 30, 2010, in the Arghandab River Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Capt. Goetz was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. </d


Leroy O. Webster

Staff Sgt. Leroy O. Webster, 28, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died April 25, 2009, near Kirkuk, Iraq, after being shot while on a dismounted patrol. Staff Sgt. Webster was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. </d