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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Daniel Agami who was born on January 02, 1982 and passed away on June 21, 2007 at the age of 25. We will remember him forever. SPC Daniel Jay Agami, of C CO, 1-26 IN, was killed in action due to an IED attack while on patrol in northern Baghdad, Iraq on June 21, 2007. 

On behalf of President George W. Bush, Daniel's family was presented with multiple medals of honor including The Purple Heart, The Bronze Star, The Good Conduct Medal, The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, The Iraqi Campaign Medal and The Combat Infantryman’s Badge. Daniel was also posthumously promoted from Private First Class to the rank of Specialist.

They called him their beloved son. The military called him great promotional material and planned to have him appear in an advertising campaign. Because of his adherence to his faith, his fellow infantrymen affectionately called him "G.I. Jew."

"He felt a responsibility to his country," said his father, Itzhak Agami.

"He was totally patriotic," said his mother, Beth Agami.

Lt. Col. Doug Maddox, the Army's casualty assistance officer, called Agami an "exemplary soldier."

Born in Ohio, Agami came to South Florida with his family when he was 4 and lived in several cities in Broward, including Coconut Creek, Margate and, most recently, Coral Springs and Parkland. He attended the Hebrew Academy Community School, in Margate.

He told his parents how in the Army, many of his comrades from the Midwest had never met a Jew.

In a speech to Chabad-Lubavitch of Greater Boynton Beach when he visited home during Passover, he told congregants how he went to Fort Benning, Ga., for basic training and quickly found that "many meals involved pork," which Jews who keep kosher are not allowed to eat.

"But the drill sergeant was very accommodating to me," he added.

Agami said he faced "bloody battles with insurgents. I go on daily or nightly missions raiding Iraqi homes to find weapons and bombs. … The deaths of my friends have been traumatic. I lost six of my closest friends. … America fights for freedom and survival for the souls of the entire world."

Tributes and Condolences
U passed through in my mind   / Luly Alonso (Friend)
As 10 years have passed from high school I looked back through old pictures and came across you. You were such a great person and a great friend. Please always know that you are missed by me and pass through my mind all the time. RIP my friend
DANNY....  / AMY SAMARO
I HOPE U HEAR MY PRAYERS TO YOU.....YOU INSPIRE ME EVERYDAY......YOUR A PART OF ME EVERYDAY
I HONOR YOU TODAY!   / Luly Alonso (Friend)
DANNY I HONOR YOU TODAY AT TRADEWINDS ELEMENTARY AS MY STUDENTS PAY A TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO HAVE FOUGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY. I THINK ABOUT YOU ALL THE TIME AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH. I AM HONORED TO KNOW THAT I HAVE SUCH A BRAVE ANGEL WATCHING OVER US ALL TO...  Continue >>
R.I.P.  / Patricia Leemhuis (Son's Friend )
Never Forgotten...
Not a Day Goes By   / Nicole
Got a picture of you I carry in my heart Close my eyes to see it when the world gets dark Got a memory of you I carry in my soul I wrap it close around me when the nights get cold If you asked me how I'm doin' I'd say just fine But the truth is baby,...  Continue >>
Honor to have u in my family  / EFRAT BENVENISTY (Family)    Read >>
I will honor you on my Bar Mitzvah  / Jared Robins     Read >>
Lesson to be learned from Daniel  / Bob (Close Friend )    Read >>
A New Year Thought  / Zoe Kahn (Jewish tribe )    Read >>
A Beautiful Poem I found...  / Nicole     Read >>
always missed  / Jason Becker (First Cousin )    Read >>
Happy Heavenly Fourth Daniel  / Rhonda Rhodes Craig Sehon's Mom /. Joe Rhodes's Wife (visitor)    Read >>
We Miss You!  / Rae &. Jessica Kemelhar (Aunt & Cousin )    Read >>
I'm running in honor of Daniel  / Art Cerimele (Friend of Daniels Uncle )    Read >>
thinking of him, thinking of you  / Rabbi Cary Kozberg (fellow Jew, fellow American )    Read >>
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His legacy
Post Office Renamed For Fallen Jewish Soldier  
Army Specialist Daniel Agami may be gone, but his memory will live on forever in his family’s hearts and at a Coconut Creek post office.

U.S. Representative Ron Klein (FL-22) passed legislation calling for the post office at 4233 West Hillsboro Blvd. in Coconut Creek to honor the name of Army Specialist Daniel Agami, who passed away at 25 years old. While serving in Baghdad, a bomb ripped through his Bradley tank, killing him and four other soldiers in the vehicle on June 21, 2007.

“The dedication of the Coconut Creek Post Office is a small token to Specialist Daniel Agami for his service and sacrifice on behalf of our country. The values that he lived by on the battlefield and in our local community are an inspiration to all of us,” said Congressman Klein.

Agami’s family, including his mother Beth Agami, attended the dedication and told guests about Daniel and his legacy. Daniel was a born leader, proud of his American-Jewish heritage, and he served his community with pride, according to his mother. Specialist Agami was raised in South Florida. He attended Coconut Creek High School and lived in Parkland as well. While attending college, Daniel made the decision to enlist in the United States Army. He served in Iraq for about a year.

For his service in Iraq, Specialist Agami was posthumously presented with the Purple Heart, The Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

“We are profoundly honored and thankful to have been asked to have the Coconut Creek Post Office Building dedicated to our beloved son,” said his mother. “Daniel was a heroic warrior full of courage, bravery and patriotism. We humbly ask that you see Daniel as a symbol for all American soldiers who have served our country with such diligence and valor.”

In neighboring Parkland, where Beth, husband, Itzhak and daughter Shaina Agami reside, Daniel’s memory is also honored with a tree planted in front of Parkland City Hall and his picture hanging in the Parkland Library.

“There is nothing we can do but honor and thank you for the sacrifice you have given, but we try. This is our little way of trying to honor you and Daniel,” said Parkland Mayor Michael Udine at the dedication.

The Parkland mom thanked local leaders and communities for keeping her son’s memory alive.

“Our family is truly grateful to the hard work and dedication of Congressman Ron Klein for making the Coconut Creek Post Office Dedication and renaming a reality. We are honored by the outpouring support of people from many different communities,” said Beth Agami. “We hope that when people enter the post office and you see our son, brother, and grandson, SPC Daniel Agami's picture hanging on the wall, please take a moment to think about Daniel, his sacrifice, and all American soldiers in all past and present wars, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to defend our noble country. Perhaps, go even one step further; next time you visit the post office, bring a care package to send to our men and women off at war.”
New York Times Article  

Selected writings of Pfc. Daniel J. Agami, 25, who was driving a Bradley fighting vehicle on June 21, 2007, when it hit an IED.

E-mail messages:



MOM ABBA,


I CANT BELIEVE IT ACTUALLY AIRD ON TV. THATS UNREAL. I ALSO SAW THE PAGE THAT IM ON THE FRONT OF IN THE SPADER WEBSIGHT. SGT. YBAY PRINTED IT OUT FOR ME. I TOLD YOU I WOULD GET ON THE NEWS! I WAS VERY NERVOUSE, I DONT KNOW WHY BUT WHEN I SEE A CAMMERA I STALL. ANYWAYS I WILLL TRY TO CALL IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS BUT IT HAS BEEN VERY ROUGH BETWEEN ALL TYHE MOVING FROM FOBB TO FOBB. AND I DONT HAVE INTERNET IN MY NEW ROOM YET. I LOVE YOU GUYS.


DANIEL


OH GUESS WHAT?


IM GETTING AN AWARD!!!!!


I CANT TELL YOU WHY YET BECAUSE ITS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION BUT I DID AN AMAZING THING THAT STILL AMAZES ME AND EVERYONE ELSE. YAY FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





Daniel's eulogy for his friend Ryan Hill:



mom this is the speach i read.


When I first met Ryan it was when I over heard him say a mother joke to someone, I couldn't resist from laughing and that's when I knew right off the bat him and I were going to be good friends. Anytime someone is that quick witted I knew I met my match. Not only was he a guy who can make anyone laugh but he was one of the most squared away soldier the army has to offer. Hill always made it a point to help or square someone away even though it sometimes wasn't in the most discrete way. If you were wrong he would make sure you knew it. Any time he was asked to do a detail no matter how big or how small it may be his response was "roger" no questions asked.


I trusted him with all my life especially out in sector. He was quick on the gun and always ready for anything that was thrown his way. Even though he caught a lot of slack for being a little over weight he never failed a pt test, fell out of a 6 to 7 mile run and he was; as he would like to put it "a road marching fool." Everyday he would come with me to the gym to better himself physically and mentally so when he got back to the rear he can live up to the army standard.

Our platoon is not the only family Hill had. He has a wonderful mother and sister that he would drop anything in the world for and so would they. He would call them on a daily base just to say hi. I think he spent more money on phone cards than anything else all year. I know that he was the one who wore the pants in his family. He would take care of his mother as best as he could while being thousands of miles away. Anytime she would have a domestic problem he was on the ball and making sure it was resolved to the best of his ability.


Hill is one of the wittiest and funniest men I have ever met. He knew how to push peoples buttons, but it was always out of good fun, I often joined in. It got so bad that him and I started a war between each other and our stupid mother jokes. I know it went to far when it ended up on Myspace and his mother found out about it then called him screaming telling him to stop this stupid war. I thought I won but I guess I was wrong he didn't let it stop there, he had to get me back. About a month later I left the barracks for about 3 hours to pick up a friend from the airport. I couldn't wait for her to meet hill and I told her all about him. When I came back I went to my room and my mattress was missing and all my close were being worn by other people. I couldn't figure it out so I knew right off the bat who to go to, Hill. I saw him walking down the hall wearing five of my winter jackets. He sold half my wardrobe right off his back to people in our company and my mattress was in someone else's room. So then I had to go around and buy all my stuff back. (now I think he one).


I know that right now he is in a better place. A place where he watching over us with sgt. Seizmore, sgt. Mock, spc. Mcginess, and pfc. Newguard, making sure we are all safe and we get home to our family's without a scratch or any harm . Hill would want us all to be as careful as possible, don't lose hope and keep our moral high. If we lose our bearings now then more tragedy will happen. Hill always thought we had the best company in the battalion so lets show hill and the other brave soldiers we have lost that we will continue our mission until mission complete. I love you hill and you will always be in my heart forever.


Thank you



COMMANDER MOM, I CANT WAIT TO COME HOME AND WHEN I DO DONT WORRY ILL HAVE ALLOT TO SAY TO THE Congregation. DONT WORRY ABOUT MY MENTAL STAGE EITHER, WE ALL Receive Counseling AND HELP FROM DOCTORS WHEN Something LIKE THIS HAPPENS. I AM A STRONG INDIVIDUAL PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY AND IF THERE IS ONE THING THE ARMY TEACHES YOU, IT IS HOW TO DEAL WITH DEATH. EVERYDAY THAT PASSES IT GETS EASIER AND EASIER. I MISS YOU GUYS VERY MUCH AND I LOVE YOU!


DANIEL




mom,


The article you wrote was awesome. I haven't been able to use the computers or phones in the past two weeks because im not on my regular base. i was convoyed up to northern Iraq to learn a new weapon system. it soooooooo cool and im having a great time. i will be going back to fobb loyalty in the next few days, so don't worry i will call you guys when i get back. I will also see about me making it home for ilans wedding but you might have to choose if i should come home on Passover or the wedding, i know its in year from now and we might not be back from iraq yet, but well see. i love you guys and miss you very much.


Daniel

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