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First Name: Trace

Last Name: Dossett

Birthplace: Keosauqua, IA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: William

Date of Birth: 22 April 1967

Date of Death: 02 May 2004

Rank or Rate: Petty Officer Second Class

Years Served:
Trace William Dossett

•  Iraq War (Operation Iraqi Freedom) (2003 - 2011)


Trace William Dossett
Petty Officer 2nd Class, U. S. Naval Reserve
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Trace William Dossett was born on 22 April 1967 in Keosauqua, Van Buren County, IA. He was a longtime resident of Wapello, IA, and graduated from Wapello High School in 1985. He later moved to Orlando, FL.

Military Service

On 2 May 2004, Petty Officer 2nd Class Dossett was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14, Alpha Company, of Jacksonville, FL, deployed in Iraq. He was killed along with four other SeaBees in a mortar attack that day in Ramadi, Iraq. Before enlisting in the Naval Reserve, he served from 1986 to 1992 as a Navy communications specialist and diver.

Medals and Honors

Purple Heart

Death and Burial

Petty Officer 2nd Class Trace William Dossett was killed in action on 2 May 2004. His body was cremated and his ashes are located at Wapello Cemetery in Wapello, Louisa County, IA.


Honoree ID: 2133   Created by: MHOH




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