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capt. derek argel

"It is above you; to serve God and Country is not a right, but a privilege."

Capt. Derek Argel


Derek was determined as a child to fulfill his dream of graduating from an academy and serving his country in Special Forces.

He accomplished his first goal when he graduated from the Air Force Academy on Memorial Day of 2001.

Growing up on the water, he loved surfing, water polo, swimming and fishing.  


His dream of finding the perfect person to marry became a reality when he found his wife Wendy.  Soon, he was blessed with his beautiful son Logan.


Derek was killed in Iraq on Memorial Day of 2005, but his legacy and the strength he shared with all of us lives on.


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