Private First Class Joel Dansby

Private First Class Joel Dansby

United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, November 8, 1974

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Joel Dansby

Private First Class Joel Dansby was killed as he and his partner were responding to a burglary at a base housing complex.

He and his partner were both ejected when their patrol Jeep was struck by another vehicle that failed to yield at the intersection of Knox Street and Gruber Road.

PFC Dansby was assigned to the 21st Military Police Company, 503rd Military Police Battalion stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. PFC Dansby is buried at Glen Eden Memorial Park, Livonia, Michigan.


  • Age 19
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location North Carolina

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After all these years, I often wonder what you would be doing. You will never by forgotten. You were always so kind hearted and the best son a mother could ask for. I thought I could get by today without shedding tears for the memory of the officer coming to our door to tell us of the accident that caused your death. We had the best family, neighbors and friends who offered so much support and kind acts that will never be forgotten. I would like to thank each of those who have offered such kind reflections on this page. My heart goes out to all parents and families who have suffered the loss of a loved one so unexpectedly and suddenly.

Fern Adair, Mother of PFC Joel Dansby

November 8, 2018

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