Doug DiCenzo was born in 1976 and raised in Plymouth, NH. Doug was a friend to all and always carried a smile. At Plymouth High School he captained the football and wrestling teams and was president of his class and the National Honors Society. His love for the outdoors was legendary. Some days you could find Doug running up a mountain “just for the fun of it.”
When he graduated high school in 1995 Doug began formal training to become a “leader of men” at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He branched infantry, then completed the army Airborne and Ranger courses at his first duty station in Columbus, Ga. There he met the love of his life, Nicole, and 4 months later they were engaged. After marrying, they set out on what their family called “the great adventure,” which took them first to an army base in Fairbanks, AK then back to Columbus, GA and then on to Heidelburg and Baumholder Germany where Doug took command of 2-6 Infantry Company. In January 2005 their son Dak was born. Doug was able to spend 10 months with his son before deploying to Iraq where a roadside bomb took his life on May 25, 2006. Doug was thirty years old. He is deeply missed every day but his love, sense of duty, and extraordinary sense of adventure will resonate in this world forever.
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