SSG Daniel D. Merriweather
United States Army
16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne)
MAY 27, 1984 – JAN 13, 2010 | Afghanistan
Hometown: Collierville, TN
Daniel loved physical fitness, cowboy boots, and big belt buckles. His mother, Pamela Finnie, says that: "Since childhood, Daniel would always bring a friend to the house who was bleeding and in need of some medical attention. I figured this had to be my calling, so I went for it!" Inspired by her son, Pamela obtained a nursing degree from Southwest Tennessee Community College. To honor Daniel's legacy, the family hosts an annual fitness fundraiser (Smash Up Fitness) to fund a nursing scholarship in Daniel's name.