Family Remembers Rusk Purple Heart Recipient Killed On Motorcycle In Jacksonville TX

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The Texas Department of Public Safety identified Danny Crouch as the motorcyclist killed in a crash Tuesday afternoon. He was 68.

According to authorities, Crouch of Rusk was traveling south on Farm-to-Market Road when he failed to negotiate the curve. Officials say Crouch crossed the grass median at the intersection of Farm-to-Market 1910 and County Road 1707 where the motorcycle overturned and ejected him.

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He was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Brenda Dominy, his body was taken to Wallace Thompson Funeral Home in Rusk, according to DPS officials. source

Daughter, Pamela Crouch-Mitchell, pictured and remembered her dad on Facebook, saying he was a Vietnam vet who was the proud recipient of both the Purple Heart and Silver Star medal.

“This is and was My Hero He Loved God and His Wife Jimmie Crouch, Daughter’s and His Grand kids. He served His Country in Vietnam. He received Honorary metals [sic] Purple Heart and Silver Star. He died doing what He Loved Riding His Harley Davidson. Not on the Porch or in a Chair. We Love You Daddy”

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends at this difficult time.

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