Army Specialist Daniel “Dan” James Flaugh, born February of 1986, of Vinton, Iowa, beloved son of James and Kathryn (Whitson) Flaugh; beloved brother of Ryan Flaugh.

Dan graduated from Washington High School in Vinton in 2004.

He was a Calvary Scout in the United States Army. He went to Boot Camp in August 2005 at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Dan served his country on the front line as a Re-Con Scout of Bush’s Surge on Baghdad, Iraq. Dan was a proud soldier and always carried candy in his pocket for the Iraqi children.

Dan was honorably discharged from the Army on November of 2008. Upon returning home, Dan enrolled and attended a Commercial Scuba Diving School in Jacksonville, FL. He graduated from Kirkwood Community College with a degree in Conservation Wildlife. He was currently employed by Parker Hannifin Corp. of Hiawatha.

Dan was loved by all he met. His laugh and smile will forever brighten the lives he touched.

Dan is survived by his parents, James and Kathy Flaugh of Vinton; his brother and sister-in-law, Ryan and Kris Flaugh and their children, Cade, Nic, and Sydnee; Grammy Hazel Whitson and Grandma Violet Flaugh; his aunts and uncles, John (Mary) Buhr of Garrison, and Dave (Diana) Whitson of Vinton; his cousins, Susie (Alan) Henkle, Stacie Buhr, Stephanie (Mike) VantSant, Jenny Whitson, Jamie (Kevin) Timmerman, and Jeffrey Whitson; and eight second cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandpas, Don Whitson and Clyde Flaugh.

SPC Daniel J Flaugh lost his battle with PTS, December 19, 2011. He was 25 years old.

The annual Flaughless 5k run/walk in memory of Specialist Dan Flaugh:

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