Army Spc. Alan N. Dikcis
Died March 05, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom
21, of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; assigned to the 630th Engineer Company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died March 5 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.
(The following is taken from www.wkbw.com of March 10, 2010) U.S. Veteran SPC Alan N. Dikcis, USA, 21, of Wheatfield, NY, died while serving his Country on Friday March 5, 2010 in Marjah, Afghanistan. Born July 20, 1988 in Amherst, NY, he was the son of the Robert S. Dikcis, Sr. of Wheatfield, NY and the late Linda Bryant, and step-son of Gricela “Gigi” Dikcis of Wheatfield, NY.
Alan was raised in Wheatfield, NY and 2006 graduate of Niagara Wheatfield High School. He was currently serving in the United States Army in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, as a wheeled vehicle mechanic with the 630th Engineer Company, 7th Engineer Battalion stationed in Afghanistan. Alan was a devoted son, father, brother and friend. He lived his life to the fullest. He loved spending time with his friends, riding his motorcycle, going to the beach and working on cars. Above of all, Alan loved his daughter, Sophia, and worked hard to make his father and family proud. Alan’s Military decorations include the Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and NATO Medal.
In addition to his parents, Alan is survived by his daughter Sophia Marieana Brown, Sophia’s mother Nikki Brown, three brothers, Robert S. (Trisha) Dikcis Jr., Stanley R. Dikcis and Robert A. Dikcis, two step-brothers, PFC Thomas A. Cannuli, USA and Randolph M. Cannuli.
Friends may call on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Friday from 3 – 5 and 7 – 9 p.m. at the M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY. Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services at 12:00 Noon on Saturday March 13th at St. Vincent De Paul Parish at St. Leo’s Church, 2748 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY with Rev. Robert Hughson officiating. Private interment will be held in White Chapel Memorial Park, Amherst, NY with full Military Honors. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Alan may be made to the Sophia Brown Trust Fund at any branch of First Niagara Bank.