Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Capt. Daniel W. Eggers

28, of Cape Coral, Florida.
Eggers died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when his vehicle hit a land mine. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on May 29, 2004.

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"JJ and I recently got reunited in Tampa after years later! It was nice seeing him after so long, and I know you'd be so proud of the man he's becoming he is geniunely sweet and such a gentleman! I hope you and my Dad are up there in Heaven living it up for us! We miss you guys! I wish I could have met you! You are Never forgotten, your memory lives on forever!"
Vanessa Mogensen of NC

"1995 seems like yesterday. 2015, my son is 7. He's known your name, your life, your sacrifice since he can recall as I've shared with him what I remembered. He is marching today with his Boy Scout pack in honor of you and your family's sacrifice. You are always loved and will never be forgotten."
SSgt Parker of N. Fort Myers

"Danny I.miss u so much im behind enemy lines again green berets were right im done w civilian drama I wanna be doldier again danny its my calling in li fe people wanna mold me into * I dont wanna be danny I wanna be a soldier its that simple danny please help me get back to green berets please help me danny I wanns be w green berets ive been miserablesince I left them I wanna go home to brandon"
tara david of norristown pa

"In response to Tracey - this is Rebecca Eggers. Thank you for your post. I've visited Camp Eggers and am aware of the place set for him. Thank you for letting me know that such care is taken. We love him and miss him."
Rebecca of Vienna, VA

"To Capt Daniel Eggers' family. I am currently at Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan. Everyday for a year and 4 months now, I pass by the area set for Capt Eggers in the location where we eat. There is a table set for him and it has a plate with food for him. The caption 'All gave some, Some gave all' accompanies a photo of him which is placed on the table. This area is always kept clean. I've often wondered if his family is aware that such care is taken to ensure that his memory and his sacrifice is not forgotten. May God continue to bless you with great memories of your hero and ours."
Tracey of Afghanistan

"To the Family and Friends of Capt. Eggers:
Cibola High School (Albuquerque, New Mexico) has received a flag that flew over Camp Eggers on Jan. 15th, 2013. In honor of the brave men and women that defend our freedom, and the sacrifices of their families, today, Tuesday,Feb. 12th, 2013, has been declared "Camp Eggers Day" at Cibola. The flag will be formally presented to our principal and accepted by the parents of Adam Spohn, a Cibola grad who also gave his live in Iraq. It is with solomn pride that we honor these fine young men and all of the others who have given so much so that America can remain the land of the free. I have a copy of the proclaimation declaring it "Camp Eggers Day" and would like to forward it to the family, if anyone knows how I can reach them. Thank you."
Bill Putz of Albuquerque, NM

"I do not have a lot of memories because I was so little. You were such a great guy when Nelson and I stayed at your home all the time. I really miss you man, and you are my inspiration to become a linguist and go into the military. I love you and miss you."
Erick of Etown, PA

"You graduated from The Citadel 14 years ago, and now your little sister is a knob. I bet you never imagined that. Though it's impossible to fill your shoes, it is an honor to literally walk in your footsteps here on campus. The place seems magical to me because four years of your life were spent where I am at right now. I'm trying my best, Danny. You are in my heart and mind always. You are my biggest inspiration and motivation to push through this every day. I know I can do it if you did. I miss you. I love you."
Rosie Eggers of The Citadel, Charleston, SC

"I miss you. I promise i will never surrender. I will always choose the hardest right over any wrong. I will keep the faith as i fight the battle of good vs evil. I will not let anything get in my way of defending protecting the good. I will make sure evil loses. I promise. Evil is so ugly and terrifying and capable of pretending to be good. Those who maintain the highest standards and morals can easily see thru their lies and we will defeat them all of them. I wont stop until they have been defeated. This is our country and i am on a mission to have our enemies evicted permanantly from our country. Thank you for being the man you are. I learned alot just by seeing the loyal courageous person you were proud to be and i know you would always fight for good and never tempted by evil. I promise to always do the same it is most rewarding to choose the harder right over ugly wrong. Pride and integrity is something that nobody can take away from anyone as long as it is earned. I will never surrender. I promise. Keep us safe. I know you are very proud and would have done the same. No regrets ever. Pride loyalty courage integrity honor. Its a beautiful thing. God Bless America. Thank you. You are missed by everyone. Your legend lives on"
battle buddy of USA

"Happy Birthday!!!"

"Happy Father's Day!!! I know you're watching over us."
R

"Dan, you are always in the memory of your children. I didn't get to know you personally but I have seen pictures of your kids and I see you through them. I deployed with Rebecca and she is a strong person and I know you will be proud of her and how she has raised your kids. You are never forgotten because you help watch over us daily in our military careers, its just we don't see you smiling at us!!"
LTC Sonya D Greene of Lithonia, GA/US

"Dan,

So today marks 7 years, but we remember you like it was yesterday. We miss you...and are so very glad that we got to spend the time we had with you here on Earth. We love You."
R, J & B

"R.I.P. Capt. Eggers you will forever be missed! My heart goes out to your Family! I knew you as my Plt. Leader with Aco. 1st Plt 3-7INF 3rd I.D. Thank you for your service and God Bless!"
Shane Williams of Monroe WA U.S.A.

"I'm sure you already know this as I'm sure you were watching over the Seals as they went in with all the others up there, but they got him!!! They got him.....and we miss you."
R

"I love you and we miss you."
Billy Eggers

"To the family of:Daniel W. Eggers
I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015.
Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"1-11-11"

"Dan,

We miss you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year."
R,J and B

"Merry Christmas Danny. I think about you often and pray for your family every day and am with them even when not in cape coral. I want everyone to have the courage and high standards you have I saw that in you and followed you and held myself to those high standards and hope I too will have people follow and carry on your legend. GOD BLESS all of you! Let your conscience be your guide when it is pure and good and no evil. Then guide with only pure guidance from GOD"
tara of here and there

"Thank you for quickly making me realize that the things I once had and no longer have time or access to. At a dark and critical moment I almost believed that I was the one without any freedom and you showed me that was so far from true. Those things left behind to take another journey and find it is a journey that is hard and have few material things and maybe a friend or too. I kept going and following your lead and fell to enemy in many dark hours and still was given strength to fight all evil. Just when I wanted to stop teaching others who rightfully earn it and are pure from evil will save an entire world from defeat. I never for one minute lost any freedom I simply sacrificed all to show who will listen the difference between good vs evil and how powerful and destructive they are and how quick they are to lie and find followers while the underdog is the one pure of evil with only her word to give those who can see that will follow and gain all this knowlege and those who want it for evil will try to steal with nothing but pure evil those with pure souls will read the truth those with evil will see words and turn them into evil words because he will never see good even written so simple. His followers will do the same. He will fight the good even if they lay alone and weak he will steal and lie and have no remorse because he will never win a battle that is good vs eveil looking at good in the face so he lies and deceives to avoid that fight and if he sees u strong will do whatever it takes to strike you down. When you face the danger of anemy who is so fatal to you GODD sends you the strenght far more powerful to fight them off and keep the good alive to spread the word of goodness and stop evil from spreading too far and too fast. I have the most freedom any human could ever posess I am free from evil tho may look like I do evil things and only those with pure souls will see that what I do is not evil when it is done with peaceful, loving, and honest intentions to do the right thing for everyone and never battle an enemy to gain anything for only myself. I will continue to sacrifice and stay in the race I will keep the faith. Thank you for reminding me that freedom will come to those who are free of evil and we will win every battle but time is critical and listen how my words, my actions, how you saw with your own eyes good vs evil and now you know my word is true and showed you the difference of evil battle and battle for good. That evil has spread and must be stopped. I will know those who are pure for they will come to me for guidance and that I will give but I have now reached the day they will face that test and if they pass with pur goodness they too can easily find the enemy and save our country. You don't have to have a degree for a country to trust you with knowlege unknown to most it is earned and tested and given because youe kept your body free of evil, courageous to fight any enemy to show what the intelligence begins with and as life goes then they can be powerful too trusted by ones who sit in the throne but because the evil will quickly see they are protected and hidden because now an entire world is in need to quickly change and seek out evil before its too late. Sacrifice is just that but freedom from evil is what only few have and all can have it if they want and never costs anyrhing just love and loyalty and keep souls pure of evil at all times. The bible is really where all the answers are its up to us to see the message it still sends to each generation. The message will always be the same but the way we fight evil will always change. Thank you Danny. I will continue the race and I will keep the faith. Fly eagles fly on the road to victory!"
a person who clearly heard and saw the truth of united states of america land of the free and home of the brave

"Danny -

Just read a piece of the new book Sniper. Jason talks about the day you were killed. You are forever our hero. We love you and miss you."
Rebecca of Fort Knox, KY

"Dear wife, and children of Daniel
I didn't have the privilege to know your beloved Daniel but I'm currently posted at Camp Eggers in Afghanistan, named after the memory of your husband and father. I'm not american but I'm here working with the americans, fighting too for the liberty of my loved ones. As Daniel did, setting and example and tracing a path to be followed.
Being at this very moment a small part of what is happening here I feel both stimulated by his sacrifice and inspired by the reading of these messages. God bless you and be our prayers with you"
Miguel Gallardo of Cartagena, Murcia, Espana

"I miss you."
Rebecca

"Eggers Family,
My name is Ryan Rogers, owner of Curb Designs of SW Florida. Although I had never had the opportunity to meet your wonderful family until today, I would like all of you to know how truly inspirational the ceremony at Cape Coral High School was this morning. Dan sounds like an amazing individual!!!! I am so happy that we were a part of this beautiful project at the high school. From my family to yours, thank you.

Ryan Rogers
Curb Designs of SW Florida"
Ryan Rogers of Cape Coral FL USA

"To the Eggers family:
The area surrounding the Cape Coral High School flag pole is currently under going renovations dedicated to the honor of Captain Daniel W. Eggers. We are so grateful for the courage and valor shown by Captain Eggers. Thank you. You are in our prayers."
Cape Coral High School of Cape Coral

"Eggers family, i am a student at cape coral high school and it is so inspiring learning about CPT Eggers and then seeing this page. thank you so much for supporting him and the country."

"Dan and Family, while no words will ever do you justice, i just wanted to say thank you for allowing me the honor of knowing you. I have fond memories of our days together in the Young Marines and continue to look up to Dan as a true patriot and professional to this day."
Art Stoddard Petty Officer First Class, U.S. Navy, and fellow Young Marine of Norfolk, Virginia

"To the Eggers Family and loved ones, I am proud to say that I served with Dan in Eastern Afghanistan in 2003 OEF. Dan and my team conducted many joint missions during our time together in that remote place. He was always happy and upbeat, making our tough days pleasant. He became a friend during this deployment. I've visited his resting place at Arlington to say "Goodbye to a True Fallen Hero". Be proud of his service and sacrifice. I know I left there a better Soldier, and more importantly, a better person, due to the time we served together."
1SG John H. Cone of Fort Gillem, GA

"Remembering you this July 15th as you would have celebrated your 34th birthday. We miss you!"
Rebecca, JJ and Billy

"It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us the freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, not the lawyer, Who has given us the right to a fair trial. It is the soldier, Who salutes the flag, Who serves under the flag, And whose coffin is draped in the flag, Who allows the protester to burn the flag. ©Copyright by Charles M. Province. Throughout our history America has been built, on the blood of Heros, and Brave Men of Honor like this Solider. Thank you for your service, bravery, and for the ultimate sacrifice you have made. Thank you for my freedom. Rest well in Gods loving embrace brave solider. You Sir are a true American Hero who is remembered by a grateful Veteran, and a FREE Nation."
William Taylor of Bonita Springs, Fl.

"Happy Father's Day Dan!!!"
Rebecca

"A blessed Easter to all those who have supported us over the years. Dan continues to watch over us and we are truly blessed to have him in our lives. May this year bring you many blessings."
Rebecca, JJ and Billy

"CPT Eggers and Family,

I just wanted to say that I think about you and your family all of the time. My fondest memory being Christmas 2003 when you and your husband hosted a party for Alpha Detachment (PSB). Both you and your husband made us all feel absolutely loved and like family. I truly appreciate the sacrifice your family and husband have made for all of us. I'm sure the boys are continuing to grow into handsome, intelligent young men. May God continue to bless and watch over you and your family. We love you, Tamera Cameron(Taveras), Mikayla, Jalen and Jordan (the twins)."
SSG Tamera L. Cameron of Ali Al Salem, Kuwait

"I am currently stationed at Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan. Last Friday I participated in a wreath laying ceremony at the memorial for Dan Eggers and a Citadel muster/rolecall. Seven Citadel graduates who are posted in the area, (I'm Class of '79) attended as well a large number of soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines from the Camp. It was a beautiful, warm day and the wreath was adorned with Citadel blue, very fitting for the occasion. I knew about Dan before I came here but hearing his story at the ceremony was very moving. I would like to thank Dan's family for their sacrifice to the people of Afghanistan and to our Nation. His memory is not forgotten. We at Camo Eggers are reminded of Dan's sacrifice each day as we walk past his memorial and the flags of the nations who serve here."
LTC (Ret.) Fulton Jones of Belton, TX

"I need you, I miss you, and I love you with all my heart. Keep us safe. I know you will."
your little sis, Rosie of cape coral, fl

"To Dan's family,
First I am currently stationed at Camp Eggers and I will be redeploying home this week. I wanted to write this letter to Danís family ever since I arrived here on 23 February 2008. It has been a long year, but I know in my heart that it has been a long four years for Danís family. It was amazing to find out that Dan was a 1997 Citadel graduate and he was in Echo Company. I graduated the Citadel in 1991 and I was in Echo Company as well. My heart and prayers go to Dan and his family. Every time I pass his memorial at Camp Eggers, I would spend time thinking of Dan, his sacrifice, his wife, his children and his dreams. I know deep in my heart that Dan was watching over us all at the Camp Eggers compound. Dan motivated us to do our best in order to make Afghanistan a better place. To Danís wife and two sons, thank you for making me realize how important it is to ensure I spend the quality time with my wife and children after this deployment. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and I know that Dan is watching over you, like he has for all of us here at Camp Eggers.
Sincerely,
LTC Roy D. Banzon
Echo Class of 1991"
Roy Banzon of Charleston, S.C.

"Good old Danny,

You are my ultimate hero. You were the best dad, the best son, the best brother, and the most amazing soldier. You are just the ideal person, and I look up to you SO much. I'm constantly thinking about you and I wear your ring you gave to me around my neck every day and wear the bracelet the whole family has in your honor. I'm always looking at pictures of you and looking at every detail. I counted how many memories I could remember with you and I think I could only get up to 7. I lovvve hearing stories about you and I cherrish everything of yours so much, even your ruler that you carved 'DAN IS GREAT' into. I cry about you a lot, and the songs that remind me of you make me sad, but you are my inspiration and I stive to be just like you. Mom and dad talk about you so much and love to brag about you, and so do I :)
I wish we had more memories together, and it makes me so sad that I can hardly remember them but i love when you come in my dreams, it feels like I was just with you when I get up in the morning. I'm thinking about going to the citadel now, just like you. But i could change my mind because 4 years ago I said i wanted to be a soldier just like you but i deffinetaly changed my mind on that one :)
The boys look more and more like you everytime i see them, I feel so close to you when I'm with them and Rebecca. I wish Kiley and baby Danny could have known you, i wish everyone could have known you. My friends love hearing stories about you, and i love telling them. I'm so proud to be related to you, and say I'm your sister. I miss you Danny, we all do. But you're in our hearts forever and I know you're right here with me all the time. I love you soooooo much Danny <333
You'll never be forgotten :)

Thank you to everyone that has commented.If you have any memories with Danny, or anything to say about him please, please do! I love reading them, and I'm sure he appreciates it too :)"
you're little sis, Rosie of cape coral, fl.

"For the family of Captain Eggers. His service to his country will never be forgotten. He was a hero. God bless his entire family."
A grateful citizen of Chicago, Illinois

"God Bless You Dan. We love and miss you. Thank you for being our hero."
Rebecca, JJ and Billy

"Mrs. Eggers and boys, I knew Danny a long time ago in H.S., we partook in JROTC together. I remember and honor him today as everyday and truly, sincerely, with all my soul--- I just want to say thank you for loving him and am glad to see his legacy living on in his sons and their "Army Mom"! It was an honor knowing him. God bless you! Amanda Paddock"
Amanda Paddock of Malmstrom AFB, MT

"Hey Eggers family, We just wanted you to know that we are thinking a lot about you this weekend and week. Some days it feels like a life time ago and other days it feels like it was yesterday.... Four year later!! Dan is a true hero and there will never be a day that I dont think of him, Rob, Brian and Joe."
Betsy and Lil Joe Jeffries (Family of SPC Joe Jeffries) of Oregon

"I felt compelled to write you as I sit here reading the comments, with tears running down my face. My husband left 3 days ago, on his second deployment and is stationed at Camp Eggers. My uncle, a Nightstalker special operations helicopter pilot was killed in Afghanistan in 2003. Your husband was a hero and you have all sacrificed so much. I feel like these Angels are now surrounding our military over there, helping to keep them safe. You are in my thoughts and prayers."
Amanda Hoskins of Beaufort, SC

"November 18, 2007
To the family of Capt. Daniel W. Eggers:
Daniel gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"My Dearest Dan:

It's hard to believe that it's been 3 years. Every day, month, year seems like an eternity, but collectively they pass so quickly. But without a doubt, there isn't a day that goes by that we don't think of you. We love you and honor your sacrifice. The boys are growing up before my very eyes. I know you can see them and I hope they make you proud. I do my best to teach them how to be like you...how to be kind, intelligent, gentle, and to love unconditionally. They miss you dearly as do I. I know you watched us as we spent the day doing some of the things that you loved...going to the museum, visiting 3d Group, just hanging around. I even tried to give JJ a little history lesson in the museum...it only lasted a few minutes :). Please continue to watch over us and keep us safe...you and God are doing a wonderful job so far. We love you."
Rebecca, JJ and Billy

"Rebecca,JJ and Billy
Just wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts today. It's hard to beleive that God called our heroes home 3 years ago today.
God Bless you!!!"
Family of SFC Rob Mogensen Tanya,Josh,Vanessa & Leilani of North Carolina

"What a blessing to have known him.
What joy when we see each other again!"
Adhis of Utah

"If you are able,
save them a place
inside of you
and save one backward glance
when you are leaving
for the places they can
no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say
you loved them,
though you may
or may not have always.
Take what they have left
and what they have taught you
with their dying
and keep it with your own.
And in that time
when men decide and feel safe
to call the war insane,
take one moment to embrace
those gentle heroes
you left behind.
Major Michael Davis O'Donnell
1 January 1970
Dak To, Vietnam"
A Fellow Veteran of Bonita Springs Fl

"To the Family of Danny Eggers, I have been in Afghanistan for 8 months now and only recently had an opportunity to briefly stop in at Camp Eggers. I am here from the Iowa National Guard as an Embedded Tactical Trainer to the Afganistan National Army. As a Logistical Officer I see the successes and efforts that Danny and the men who have served prior to me. When I arrived in June 2006, I was told there was a Camp down the road named after me but I knew it had nothing to do with me. I also knew there must be a tragic event related to the naming of Camp Eggers. Not until today did I know the background or story and I just wanted to say I was proud to walk the camp if only for a short time last week. I only wish I had met the man is was named after instead. It seems he made a huge impact on the soldiers that knew him personally and professionally. You all have every reason to continue being proud. I will never forget Danny's service or the Camp that honors 'his' name."
CPT Douglas E. Eggers of Gardez, Afghanistan

"Dan was a man even as a boy. I had the pleasure of knowing Dan as a friend in middle school and High school. Even as a youth he had all his peers respect and admiration. He was a natural born leader of men and he could run like the wind.. what a track star he was! Dan was the kind of man that everyone knew and everyone wanted to be like. I am better for knowing him and he has paid a debt for our country that me nor my family will ever forget. My sincerest thanks and condolences to the Eggers family. Dan will never be forgotten."
Melina Youngs of Cape Coral, Fl 33904

"I was blessed with the opportunity to know Dan as cadet while at The Citadel.
I spent a lot of time with him as he was sophmore company clerk in ECHO company, a position I myself previously held. I saw Dan several years ago in Savannah,GA during St. Patrick's Day while he had his wife and children in tow. We didn't speak as my soon to be wife and I were in a rickshaw passing by. Dan just yelled,"Lewos",looked at me and gave me a thumbs up. I didn't have the opportunity to know Dan as a soldier or a loving father and husband. I did however know him as a dedicated and honorable human being. I cannot express in words my sympathy for Daniel's family. Your son, father and husband will be missed. I thank CPT. Daniel Eggers for his sacrifice in providing us all the freedom we have and having known him the better people we are. God Bless.
Mike Lewos
Echo Company, Class of 1996"
Mike Lewos of Jacksonville, FL

"To the family of Danny Eggers: We were stunned and so very sorry to hear about Danny's death. Danny went to elementary school with my son Eric Knudsen many years ago in Still River, Massachusetts. The poem below, written in Danny's honor, was inspired shortly after seeing his headstone in Arlington National Cemetery shown on the television program "Sunday Morning" over Memorial Day weekend in 2005. Take care and God bless. You're always in our thoughts and prayers -- and we appreciate your sacrifice more than you will ever know. Thank you.

Little Boy Lost

(written by Paula J. (Knudsen) Botch,
August 2005)

Your childís face looms near
As your name is listed among the dead,
Your bright smile shines from the photograph on television
While they tell your story
A local soldier, lost forever
A husband, a father,
A young man I didnít know

Hard to believe you were only six
Last time we met
Just a little school boy
My sonís childhood friend
From another time, so long ago
Suddenly I see your name, forever etched in stone
Among heroes who gave their all
For me"
Paula J. Botch of Orange, Massachusetts

"Dearest Family of CPT. Eggers,
I had the extreme privilege of serving with Dan in Afghanistan. He was the ultimate soldier. He embodied everything that a Special Forces soldier could be. I was impressed by his skill and presence on the battle-field. But more than that, he was a great guy. His priorities were right. He taught me so much. Thanks for your sacrifice family of Dan Eggers. The world is a better place for his service."
2LT David Allen of Fort Campbell, KY

"I just learned of the loss of CPT Eggers. I knew him from his days as a platoon leader at Ft. Stewart; I was one of his soldiers and knew from the start that he would be a top notch officer. He always had the ability to make a bad day great and to make those around him appreciate his being there. I truly regret his loss and I will never forget- he was a great person and a true leader."
SSG Bryan McKinley of Marysville, OH

"There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about Capt. Eggers, Capt. R. Eggers and his sons. I pass by the dedication plaque in the courtyard of flags on the main road in Camp Eggers on my way to my post here. Capt. R. Eggers, our thoughts are with you and your sons on the 2nd anniversary of Dan's death. Thank you for what you are doing"
Col. Dave Snell, USAF of Camp Eggers, AFG

"As we sit here today on Memorial Day 2006 and reflect about the news of our brother-in-laws death two years, we remember what a great soldier and family man he was. He was trully dedicated to the Army and an awesome example of a soldier committed to his country's freedom.

We hope our nephews will always remember what a wonderful person he was. Unfortunately our son will have to rely on us to hear what a great person he was as he was only 5 days old at the time of Dan's death. Thank you to all who have left Rebecca your words of comfort and memories of Dan."
Mindy, Josh & Colin of Avalon, WI

"Capt. Eggers,
Sir, I would like to say thank you to you and the three other men who were in that Humvee with you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Green Berets All The Way!""

"thank you daniel eggers. your heroism and valor is not forgotten. i'm proud to have your name representing the duty station where i'm assigned during my deployment. i have never met you but at the same i will never forget you because have paid the ultimate price for our country's freedom. rest in peace sir! spc. jones 1/114th fa, mississippi."
spc. robert jones of camp eggers, kabul, afghanistan

"To all Dan's friends and family:

We thank you for your kind words and enjoy hearing your stories and memories. Dan lives on in our hearts and souls forever. He was amazing. Please continue to share your memories. The boys and I are still here at Fort Bragg, so if you are in the area, please look us up and give us a call. We'd love to share your stories personally."
Rebecca, JJ and Billy of Fayetteville, NC

"To the Family of Dan Eggers:
I went to The Citadel with Dan. I remember walking tours with him when I was a sophmore, it was the year of the Hale Bop Comet and we could see it from the Quadrangle. Every time we did an about face Dan and I would say: "Hale Bop, come and get me!" Laughing and joking then was all we had to keep our spirits up, laughing kept us sane. I remember thinking that he would be a great soldier and as it turned out, he was. I'm so very sorry he's gone, the world is a lesser place without him in it. I'll always miss him and I'll never forget him.
Semper Fidelis, Green Beret."
Captain James L. Carter, USMC of Okinawa, Japan

"TO the family of Daniel W. Eggers,
I know how it feels to lose a loved one like that. My uncle was killed in Opereration Iraqi Freedom and i want you to know that Your father and husband was a hero and i respect him."
kailey of olathe KS

"To the family and friends of Daniel W. Eggers:
There are alot of kind words I could say to you, but it is very hard to find the right words to console you during this difficult time. I lost my brother-in-law on May 9, 2005, Pfc. Stephen Phillip Baldwyn, in Nasser Wa Salaam, Iraq. Everyday, I sit and ponder what all our soldiers go through so that we can enjoy a life of freedom. Their courage is astonishing. My heart has been torn into pieces and I miss Stephen everyday. Daniel, I thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. You gave up everything for me and my loved ones. I don't know you or your family, but it takes a pretty special person to go and fight on America's behalf and I will never forget you. I hope your family finds comfort in these messages and God bless each and every one of you."
Stephanie Franks Baldwyn of Saltillo, Mississippi

"I had the honor of being a classmate ('97) of Dan's at The Citadel, as well as a fellow Army scholarship winner. Our paths never crossed while in the Army, unfortunately. What I remember most about this remarkable person was his dedication to everything he did. That included his humor. We once wrote a skit together that criticized and made fun of every Army Dept. instructor at our school. Dan was as equally dedicated to the skit's biting humor as he would have been to setting up a minefield. At such a serious institution, I came to admire someone who enjoyed rocking the boat as much as Dan did. I feel how inadequate any words of mine are that might intend to relieve anyone from the sadness felt by Dan not being around anymore. It is, however, my hope that the rest of us can dedicate our lives to the cause of freedom, and shun those who attempt to persuade us to compromise."
Elliott Johnson of Seattle, WA

"Dan showed me the correct way to where my green beret me the first time i put it on i laugh and think about him every time i put it on we went through the course together and served in afghan together he was a great soldier and will always be a hero to me God bless you brother and God bless your family we will never forget your sacrifice."
Bill of Ft. Brag NC

"Thank you for helping to make our lives and the world a little safer. All of us owe you and your fellow soldiers our thanks and prayers. To the family: Daniel paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country. We are all proud and will be forever grateful. A true American Hero."
H Mac Wooten of Tigerville SC

"Danny will always be in our hearts and minds, we will never let Danny be forgotten."
McKenna Family of Cape Coral, Florida

"I am proud to have grown up next door to Daniel Eggers. I have recieved the deepest inspiration from his example and today I am a better person because of my proximity to such a selfless hero."
Jeffrey Weber of Manhattan, Kansas, USA

"To Family and Friends
I knew dan from high school and JRotc, I was very saddened to hear what had happened, Dan was the nicest guy you would ever want to meet or talk to, I know when I hear the word "Hero" Dan Eggers will come to mind, he will never be forgotten by me or anyone that knew him. My heart goes out to his Wife and kids and his brothers and sisters.
( DE Oppresso Liber )
R. Edwards
T00l375@aol.com (Note the 00's are zeros)"
R. Edwards of Cape Coral FL, Usa

"To Daniel & Family -

I am the brother of Brian J. Ouellette. He was with Dan, Joseph,and Robert. My brother was surrounded with the best of the best. I am so sorry for your loss. I am sorry it has taken this long to write to all of you. I know Brian would want this. God Bless you all. If you ever want to contact me try Mikeyo777@aol.com"
Michael Ouellette of Uxbridge, MA

"My son, Daniel, is a Marine currently serving at Camp Eggers, Asadabad, Afghanistan. Captain Eggers sacrifice is remembered and appreciated. I hope that the Marines of India 3 serve his memory well."
tony wiesen of wiesenb@earthlink.net

"Dan, you were a great friend and a tremendous soldier. I am honored to have served with you. I will never forget you. CottonBalers! De Oppresso Liber! God Bless Rebecca and your boys."
Mike of Fort Lewis, WA

"To Rebecca and family - Dan was one of my only true friends while completing the Infantry Captains' Course. I had kept in contact with him via e-mail after the course and enjoyed reading of his achievements. I hadn't heard from him in quite a while and did a search today on his name. I am deeply saddened by the loss of Dan. He was a true friend and he will be missed.

I had the honor to meet the whole Eggers family at a picnic that we had at Benning and it was obvious that it was a very tight family, united together. My prayers are with you all."
Brad of South Carolina

"To Dan and his Family: I went to school with Dan, and was a sophomore while he was a junior. As a cadet, I knew him from ROTC; as a Lieutenant, I knew him as a Cottonbaler; as a me, I knew him as a friend, admired and respected by all. I was proud to see him in his Green Beret, it was him. At the 2003 Homecoming, I asked him about SF and how he liked it. He told me that it was the best place for him, and he loved it! Dan was a great man! I am honored to know him, and thank you, his family and friends, for your sacrifice. God Bless, and Dan, you will never be forgotten!"
Kris Mitchell of Columbus, GA USA

"To the family and friends,

Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your loved ones bravery and sacrifice. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. Your loved one is a hero. Greater love have no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13.

God bless you.

Home Front Ministries
Shepherd of the Hills Church
Porter Ranch, CA"

"Thanks for stepping forward when America needed you. To the family - Thank you for your contribution to our liberty and freedom. I'm sorry for your tremendous loss."
Ronald Carlson of Montrose, MN

"To Dan's family and friends: Dan was one of the funniest people I have ever met! It was awesome to be around him in such a horrible place. At times he had us in tears and I'll miss him forever. To Dan: I've never seen any soldier so professional at his/her job than you. You could have wrote the book on how to operate out here. I just want to thank you for what you taught us, and the good times we had."
Damian Riccitelli of Qandahar Afghanistan

"Dan, I just wanted to say thank-you for the ultimate sacrifice you gave of yourself along with Rob. You will never be forgotten. You are a true american hero. Thank you

Widow of SFC Robert J. Mogensen
3rd SFG KIA 5/29/2004
Afghanistan"
Tanya Mogensen & kids of NC

"Captain Eggers, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"I had the privilege of getting to know Dan while I was an instructor at the Citadel. By all accounts he was by every measure a man. My prayers go out to his entire family. He will not be forgotten."
MAJ Michael D. Hastings of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

"Dan was a good man who was destined for great things. I hadn't seen him in almost six years since he graduated from The Citadel until we happened to sit down to lunch together at Homecomming last fall. He will be missed..."
CPT Graham M Fox; of CP Arifjan, Kuwait (El Cid '98)

"To The Eggers Family, Danny was a great man and he was great because of the family that he was brought up in. We are all saddened by the events that have happened. He is everyone's Hero."
The Harshaw Family of Woodbury, NJ

"To Daniel's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for his bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (Ernie's mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Daniel, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"To Daniel's loved ones-
Words don't capture the honor and bravery that Daniel has brought to this country. Your loss is our loss. My hopes and prayers to all his loved ones through this difficult time."
The Wendler Family of Waukesha, WI

"To Daniel's family, I am eight years old. I am sorry your son died. He must have been very brave."
Dylan Willis of West Grove, Pa.

"To Daniel's family, I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Please know that many of us appreciate his service and sacrifice for our country."
F.Smith of Pennsylvania

"To Daniel's Family:
There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Rebecca, John and William, and all the Eggers and Tracy family: Danny was a great guy who never missed a chance to tell someone how much he loved his wife and family, as well as his SF guys. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers, and he will not be forgotten. Airborne!"
Sue Ellen Robertson MAJ AN of Viola, WI USA

"To Daniel's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for his bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,
The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.

Gloria Caldas (Ernie's mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

"Thank you Daniel Eggers, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Capt. Daniel Eggers:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Daniel for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Capt. Daniel Eggers:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Daniel, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on