A Soldier's Story: Staff Sergeant Tatiana Khaghani Dees


Staff Sergeant Tatiana Khaghai Dees was born on July 25, 1956, in Teheran, Iran. She and her family immigrated to the United States during her childhood. Staff Sergeant Tatiana Khaghai Dees attended Nyack High School and then Rockland Community College, where she received an associate's degree in Criminal Justice.

She enlisted in the US Army in 1980 and was assigned to the 92nd Military Police. Staff Sergeant Tatiana Khaghai Dees was stationed in Germany.

In December 1990, she deployed to Damman, Saudi Arabia, in response to Operation Desert Storm/ Desert Shield and the Gulf War.

On January 7, 1991, while investigating a suspicious person photographing military activity, Staff Sergeant Tatiana Khaghai Dees fell off a pier, wearing a complete set of battle gear. Unfortunately, she was unable to be rescued before she drowned. Staff Sergeant Tatiana Khaghai Dees rests in the Novo-Diveevo Russian Orthodox Cemetery in Nanuet, New York.


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