Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Daniel Lee Galvan

30, of Moore, Oklahoma.
Galvan died in Salerno, Afghanistan, when the helicopter he was in developed mechanical difficulties and crashed. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion (Assault), 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Light Infantry Division, from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Died on August 12, 2004.

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"Never forgotten brother, never forgotten."
Duane Smith of Yakima, Wa

"Remembering you and our countless "fallen angels" on this day and always!"
Tracey Ingalls of Rome,NY

"24Nov.2011
My Beloved Son Daniel, I hope you and your Battle Buddies had a Wonderful Thanksgiving Day with our Lord In "The Kingdom of Heaven". I so wish it had been here with your Mom,Dad and siblings.I cannot began to tell you how very much you are missed, that it still brings tears to our eyes to just mention your name. The days and nights are getting harder and harder to get through without you. Just going through the motions of the day is even worse now. I wait for the day when GOD and you call me home, when you see that I have suffered enough here without YOU, my Beautiful and Loving SON.
I Love You With All My Heart and I miss your smile, laughter, your hugs, the calls that say, Hi Mom, my hole being was taken away that dreadful day as were our dreams and future.
All Our Love,
Mom, Dad and Siblings"

"17 September 2011
Son, I wish with all MY HEART, you were home. I miss you so much. You were so full of Live. I can never stop asking enough, WHY? I wish I knew then what I know now. Decieving is much BETTER.
I Love You and Miss YOU with all my Heart,
Mom"

"Sgt. Daniel Lee Galvan
Fallen soldier, risen angel on August 12, 2004. Thank you for serving, protecting, and laying down your life for my family and countless other American families!"
Tracey Ingalls of Rome, NY

"Thank you for remembering and not forgetting Daniel, your family has always been in our Heart. Our Angel will be with you every step of the way and will bring you home safely. You and your family have been on our minds a lot lately, only his good friends remember him today. We have the same email address (it is written several times in the comments on this page). GOD Bless you and your family. GOD SPEED and Stay Safe, Kekoa.
Ernest & Nelda Galvan"

"Aloha, my friend…
Just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Birthday. Your memory has been weighing on our hearts and minds lately as I am once again in Afghanistan. I remember our last beer the night before we deployed and our ‘catching up’ between missions. I still smile as we joked around and smoked cigars. Please know that my family and I have not forgotten-we will never forget! I do what I do in honor of you and your family, especially now! I send my love to your family and keep you all in my prayers.

The Villarin Family"
Kekoa Villarin of Baumholder, Germany

"August 10, 2011
Happy Birthday our Beloved Son and Brother, what we'd give to have you home, so this family could be complete once again. In the last 7yrs. I have noticed, have heard and seen so many things that matter so much and I'm helpless to do anything about them, all because your are gone. What would Life be if you were still here with us, Happier, I know that's all that would matter, to us. Our family complete. Be Happy Son wherever you are I'll be there soon to comfort you. Happy 37th Birthday, Daniel.
Love You and Miss You with all our Hearts. Mom, Dad and siblings. XO"

"July 2011
Thank You Son for ALL that You were able to Do and Give of YOURSELF for OTHERS.....
Love You and Miss YOU with All My Heart......
MOM"

"I missed you so much today my Beloved Son, Mother's Day 2011. None of this was ever meant to be.
I Love You and Miss You So Much
MOM"

"Sailing
I am sailing, I am sailing,
home again 'cross the sea.
I am sailing, stormy waters,
to be near you, to be free.

I am flying, I am flying,
like a bird 'cross the sky.
I am flying, passing high clouds,
to be with you, to be free.

Can you hear me, can you hear me
thro' the dark night, far away,
I am dying, forever crying,
to be with you, who can say.

Can you hear me, can you hear me,
thro' the dark night far away.
I am dying, forever crying,
to be with you, who can say.

We are sailing, we are sailing,
home again 'cross the sea.
We are sailing stormy waters,
to be near you, to be free.

Oh Lord, to be near you, to be free.
Oh Lord, to be near you, to be free,
Oh Lord.

I Love You Daniel and miss you so much.
Mom"

"I miss you so much Daniel and love you with all my HEART. WHY did you leave? The children need YOU so very much.
MOM"

"Its been awhile since I wrote..hope the Galvan family is doing well and even though its been awhile i would never forget old friend...rest easy...March 07, 2011"
SSG Kelvin A. Gabriel of Ft. Shafter, HI

"MY AMERICAN SOLDIER
MY SON, MY HERO
LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH
FOREVER YOUR MOM"

"Where would YOU be MY BELOVED SON. I MISS YOU MORE and MORE each second, every moment, every hour of each day since you left ME. It's just horrible here without YOU in everyway. I wait for the day to be reunited with you.
LOVE YOU abd MISS YOU with ALL MY HEART.
MOM"

"Today you welcome me to heaven and sorrow fills your heart even though we are not together we will never be apart.
Our time we had together was cut short in the blink of an eye but you can still see me in all GODS glory when you look up to the sky.
Why he called me home so soon right now I can't explain I know you have the answers and your friends all feel the pain.
Today you cry and say good bye to the man you knew and loved but I promise you our next time together will be for eternity in Heaven above.
Now is time to move on and let me fly up above I know you will not forget me as you will always feel my love as I look down on you today.
I know why you are sad but please remember even here in Heaven you are still my Mom and Dad....

We love you and miss you so much.
Your Parents"

"Thank-You
Mom"

"You are continually missed by your family that sent you off that long night in the hanger and stood by your side each day you were gone. We grow each day and cherish our memories we made, especially the last years when we only had one another on the island. Joseph, Audrey, and me, your wife will always love and miss you very much."
Sonya Galvan....wife of Texas

"MY SON, MY HERO
I Miss YOU so much Daniel.
MOM"

"25 DEC.2010
Daniel, Merry Christmas, Our Beautiful, Beloved Son and Brother in The Kingdom of Heaven. We will miss you so much Today as WE do EVERYDAY.
MOM"

"Thanksgiving Day, Nov.2010
I missed you at the Family dinner table today, Son. The house was so empty, I could only think of the better times that seem so long ago now. I still don't understand WHY?
MOM"

"11Nov.2010
I Love You,Son and miss You so much. I so wish we had never lost You.
MOM"

"Sunny days seem to hurt the most.
I wear the pain like a heavy coat.
I feel you everywhere I go.
I see your smile, I see your face,
I hear you laughin' in the rain.
I still can't believe you're gone.

It ain't fair: you died too young,
Like the story that had just begun,
But death tore the pages all away.
God knows how I miss you,
All the hell I've been through,
Just knowin' no-one could take your place.
An' sometimes I wonder,
Who'd you be today?

Would you see the world? Would you chase your dreams?
Settle down with a family,
I wonder what would you name your babies?
Some days the sky's so blue,
I feel like I can talk to you,
An' I know it might sound crazy.

It ain't fair: you died too young,
Like the story that had just begun,
But death tore the pages all away.
God knows how I miss you,
All the hell I've been through,
Just knowin' no-one could take your place.
An' sometimes I wonder,
Who you'd be today?

Today, today, today.
Today, today, today.

Sunny days seem to hurt the most.
I wear the pain like a heavy coat.
The only thing that gives me hope,
Is I know I'll see you again some day.

Some day, some day, some day"

"I see the moon. And the moon sees me. It also sees YOU. Look at the moon and see MY LOVE in it's LIGHT.
MOM"

"Daniel is travelling tonight on a plane
I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain
Oh and I can see Daniel waving goodbye
God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes

They say Spain is pretty though I've never been
Well Daniel says it's the best place that he's ever seen
Oh and he should know, he's been there enough
Lord I miss Daniel, oh I miss him so much

Daniel my brother you are older than me
Do you still feel the pain of the scars that won't heal
Your eyes have died but you see more than I
Daniel you're a star in the face of the sky

Daniel is travelling tonight on a plane
I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain
Oh and I can see Daniel waving goodbye
God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes
Oh God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes"

"I miss YOU so much Daniel."

"My baby brother, how I miss you, I take comfort in knowing you are in great company. His name is James Murray, he is a good guy, find him, he will take care of you, until I am able to do so one day....Love you my baby brother.

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.
But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.

And I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me
I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me."
your big brother

"love you baby brother, happy birth day, I drank just a few in your name."
YOUR BIG BROTHER of nj

"Daniel is travelling tonight on a plane
I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain
Oh and I can see Daniel waving goodbye
God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes

They say Spain is pretty though I've never been
Well Daniel says it's the best place that he's ever seen
Oh and he should know, he's been there enough
Lord I miss Daniel, oh I miss him so much

Daniel my brother you are older than me
Do you still feel the pain of the scars that won't heal
Your eyes have died but you see more than I
Daniel you're a star in the face of the sky

Daniel is travelling tonight on a plane
I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain
Oh and I can see Daniel waving goodbye
God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes
Oh God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes"

"10Aug.2010
My Beloved Son, Daniel "Happy Birthday"
in "The Kingdom of Heaven". Today you would have been only 36yrs. old. Where would this time in your Life find you, I wonder. This day is one of most difficult days of our lives. We remember how much you loved your birthday's especially the gifts. I remember the time when you wanted a homemade chocolate cake and Audery and I sat out to make you a three box cake for you. What fun we had, the cake was so huge, we just wanted to make sure you had plenty of it to eat.
Now there is a candle lit for you with a
rosary around it. If only.
We miss you so much and love you with all Hearts. Keep them safe till we get there.
Love You and Miss You SO Much
YOUR LOVING FAMILY"

"One year ago today, I felt your presence as I was embraced by your parents' arms when I delivered a token of you to them. I think of that moment often and it continues to warm my soul."
Gwen Dill of Rainbow City, Alabama

""Gone, but NOT forgotten"
We were together in the 25th in Hawaii. We went to Afghanistan together.
One of the hardest things I have ever had to do was recover your aircraft in that God forsaken desert. I felt you then, I feel you now. Until we meet again my brother..."
SFC Retired, Dan Gaddis of Huntsville, AL

"Daniel is travelling tonight on a plane
I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain
Oh and I can see Daniel waving goodbye
God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes

They say Spain is pretty though I've never been
Well Daniel says it's the best place that he's ever seen
Oh and he should know, he's been there enough
Lord I miss Daniel, oh I miss him so much

Daniel my brother you are older than me
Do you still feel the pain of the scars that won't heal
Your eyes have died but you see more than I
Daniel you're a star in the face of the sky

Daniel is travelling tonight on a plane
I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain
Oh and I can see Daniel waving goodbye
God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes
Oh God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes"

"I was deeply saddened when I heard the news. My sympathy and well wishes go out to the entire Galvan family. I was fortunate to get to consider Daniel a great friend while our parents were staitioned in Germany and Hanscom AFB. Wish I would not have lost touch with him or his family after leaving the Boston area. Peace be with you and your family."
Randy Hayes of Louisville, KY

"31May2010
My Beloved Son Daniel, Today was a day of Rememberance of who you were and will always be. Always there for your friends and family and above all most generous with whatever you had to share and give and for all those gifts that were part of you GOD and your family (MOM,Dad and your sibilings) will never forget you. Above all you were who you wanted to be and got to do so many things others can only dream of, even before you left home. You were taught to be ARMY STRONG by your DAD and that's who you are and will always be. We salute you for being the HERO that you are and always will be. You were a beautiful and loving son and I will always wait at the front door for you, as I always did. Keep our HEARTS safe with you till we get there. Loving You and Missing You so Much.
MOM"

"I love to think about the good times our families had together. Miss you Daniel!"
Kelly

"Thank you for your service and sacrifice--you're never forgotten."
Stefan Lachmann of Kaiserslautern, Germany

"Love Brother.....Miss you"
Adam McBride of waynesville, mo

"30April2010
All is well my Angel I knew you and GOD would see me through my illness. I am slowly getting better and soon will be up and around again. I love you so much and miss you more than ever. Until we meet again my beloved SON.
MOM"

"April 4, 2010
Missed You so much today. Thought about all the wonderful memories you left us, but not the same anymore.
MOM"

"30 March 2010
Thank-You my Angel I know it was You with me that day. I love YOU and miss YOU more than words can ever say.
MOM"

"24 March 2010
Son, Another family member has left us and gone to the "Kingdom of Heaven". I hope you will be able to find your great-grandmother Mrs. Angelita de la Cerda. She was 100 yrs. old what a wonderful age that was. You were always her Dan. Imagine if you had lived. I know you loved her very much, she was the Matriarch of the family, now it's your Dad's Mom. It was a beautiful send off and your picture went with her, along with a beautiful note from Erin, she wrote all by herself. We miss you more and more each day and the pain has not eased any. We will live with the agony of not having you here with us the rest of our days. No one can know this kind of pain, only your Parent's, Sister and Brother's
Your Loving Parent's & Sibling's,
Ernest & Nelda Galvan
Moore, OK."

"Daniel...my special friend and husband... I have have had you on my mind so much this past week. I smile when I remember the wonderful times we had together. Hawaii was truely a paradise for us as we created so many beautiful memories there. I thank everyone that continues to pray for you and the family. The kids and I are doing well and have found peace and happiness as you expected of us. Our family is growing, and as you look down on us give strenght and protection to our grandchild and know he/or she will know the hero,man,father, and husband you were. Your in my daily thoughts and in my heart forever. With all my love.."
beloved wife of Lubbock

"31Dec.2009
Dearest Son, You are so needed here and I know You know WHY?
MOM"

"25Dec.2009
Merry Christmas,"In The Kingdom of Heaven" Daniel. We miss YOU so much and
so wish this nightmare would go away. GOD, if I could have one wish this Day
I'd wish for my Son to be home and alright.
Mom"

"The Greatest Casulty is Being Forgotten"

"Thank-You, Gwen, GOD Bless."
Nelda Galvan

"I just wanted you to know I was thinking of you and your family this Veteran's Day."
Gwen Dill of Wahiawa, HI

"My SON,
MY HERO"

"Hey Danny
It's Alexa, just dropping by to let you know i love you so much and always think of you when i see that american flag, i know its what you loved. I just wish i would have had more time to get to know you. It seems that i saw more of you when i was younger, and now that im all grown up it would be nice to ask you for advice sometimes. i know your looking down on me as is grandma maria..im trying to be strong and make you all proud. i love you forever."
Alexa Ray of corpus christi, tx

"11SEPT.2009
Son, I heard your call, as only a Mother can.
Your Loving Parents"

"Although I never had the opportunity to meet you, I had the honor of meeting your parents yesterday. The three of us knew your presence had brought us together. I reunited them with a long lost token of yourself that had, by mere coincidence, landed in my possession. Love and pride radiates from the two of them. Your parents' kind words and embracing arms will remain with me forever. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Galvan, for bringing peace to my soul, and I wish nothing but the same for you and your family. God bless you all!"
Gwen Dill, wife of Sgt. Anthony Dill of Schofield Barracks, HI

"Dan,
We miss you, and we take comfort in knowing that you will always be with us, watching over us on every mission that we fly. I had the honor of meeting your parents yesterday, and watching them unveil your memorial in front of the Brigade Headquarters. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Galvan for a memory which I will carry with me forever. Happy Birthday Dan, we miss you."
CW3 Matt Hobbs of Ewa Beach, HI

"10 Aug 2009
You would have been only 35 years old
still our baby, Happy Birthday Son
To Our Beloved Son, SGT Daniel Lee Galvan,

If we could have a lifetime wish and one dream that could come true
We would pray to GOD with all our hearts just to see and speak to you
A thousand words won't bring you back
We know because we've tried and neither will a million tears
We know because we've cried
You've left behind our broken hearts and precious memories too
But we've never wanted memories
We only WANTED YOU"
Your Loving Parents

"I Love You and Miss You So Much."

"2LT Collins, After rereading your message to our Daniel, we realized that it is possible that the dates are wrong. Our Daniel was not in Kuwait in 2003 nor was he in Fort Riley in 2007. Daniel arrived in Afghanistan in Apr 2004 and was taken from us Aug 2004. Only allowed to serve four months in country. So is it possible that your dates are wrong or is it possibly another Daniel. Our Daniel always tested people when he first met them to get the measure of the person, once you got to know him and he got to know you (especially if you liked to wrestle) he was your friend for life. For more infomation go to www.legacy.com and click on the Remembrance Icon and search for Daniels name, you will find pictures of him. Again thank you for your kind words."
Blas E. Galvan, , MSG USA Retired of Moore

"Thank-You for your kind words 2LT.
Mrs.N.Galvan"

"Daniel was one of the first people I met when I got to Ft Riley in December of 2007. He stood next to me in the same squad in formation when I first got there. At first he was one of the people I didnt get along with too well for his sarcastic humor but then came to love and cherish as a friend while I was there for the same reason. He found ways to keep me laughing about anything including him and myself during a rough time in my life. When he left to become a crew chief I was happy for him but sad to see him go. We ran across one another in Kuwait in the dining facility in 2003 and he greeted me with his wonderful smile and a strong brotherly hug to let me know that he was just as glad to see me as I was him. We chatted for a while and that was the last I saw of him. He was the second person I lost during the war but the closest to me. Now when I put my uniform on in the morning, it has more meaning than before. I pray that my decisions honor God and those like Daniel, who lived and gave their last breath for something bigger than themselves. To the Galvan's whom last an Angel due to God calling him home, I mourn with you. Know that your son is still touching and affecting others either directly or indirectly because he cared enough to give all. Thank you for sharing your son, your husband, your brother, and your father's life with me. He was and still is a blessing to me. To Daniel, I will see you later, Brotha'!"
2LT Mike Collins of Ft. Campbell, KY

"Home is Where Your Story Begins and
Comes Home at the End of It!
Love You and Miss YOU So Much, For Eternity, My Beautiful Son, Daniel
Mom"

"today 2/21/09 I just learned a great friend of mine has past, I only wish I would have search for him sooner... My name is Jennifer Searcy(Owen) Daniel and I were really close many many years ago, I am very saddened and my heat goes out to ALL of his family. Nelda you are so blest to have had such an amazing angel I am so sorry he is gone. Words just cannot explain the sorrow I am feeling for him, Nelda and the rest of his family...

I will ALWAYS love you Daniel!!!!"
Jennifer Searcy(Owen) of Fremont, CA

"02/08/09
To Daniel Galvan's family: You remain in my prayers. Daniel remains in my thoughts and I will never forget him or the friendship we had. I pray that you may find peace even if in small doses."
Carrie LaFollette (Morrow) of Edmond, OK

"To My Beloved Son,Daniel I will never leave you,with you went a big part of me that no one can ever fill nor will there ever be any kind of closure in my LIFE, for there is no Greater pain for a Mother than losing a child at any age. All of this should Never have happened. I would give anything to have you HOME again. I miss YOU so much. All I can do is go through the motions of the day. Till I see YOU again.
Mom


Sunny days seem to hurt the most.
I wear the pain like a heavy coat.
I feel you everywhere I go.
I see your smile, I see your face,
I hear you laughin' in the rain.
I still can't believe you're gone.

It ain't fair: you died too young,
Like the story that had just begun,
But death tore the pages all away.
God knows how I miss you,
All the hell I've been through,
Just knowin' no-one could take your place.
An' sometimes I wonder,
Who'd you be today?

Would you see the world? Would you chase your dreams?
Settle down with a family,
I wonder what would you name your babies?
Some days the sky's so blue,
I feel like I can talk to you,
An' I know it might sound crazy.

It ain't fair: you died too young,
Like the story that had just begun,
But death tore the pages all away.
God knows how I miss you,
All the hell I've been through,
Just knowin' no-one could take your place.
An' sometimes I wonder,
Who you'd be today?

Today, today, today.
Today, today, today.

Sunny days seem to hurt the most.
I wear the pain like a heavy coat.
The only thing that gives me hope,
Is I know I'll see you again some day.

Some day, some day, some day."

"8jan08

Well Daniel, just got back from NM and was remembering the fun we used to have shooting. We did allot of that up there, you would have enjoyed that. We all think of you often, especially Alicia who continues to cry and pray for you. However now she says you and my dad are together and keep eachother company. We haven't, nor will we ever forget about you as you. Life goes on, it's difficult for everyone, but their is love and faith we'll see one another again someday. I hope your mother finds peace and joy in her life again as I see how difficult this continues to be for her."
ken of tomball, tx.

"1Jan.2009
MY Loving Son Daniel, today is the first day of another year without you here with us. While some have moved on so HAPPILY, tell me how are LOVING PARENTS especially your MOM able to do that so matter of factly. Everyday day I miss you more and more, your beautiful face, your hugs, all that is you. I wait for the day to see you and be near you again.
Your Loving Mom"

"25Dec.2008
Merry Christmas My Beloved Son, Daniel, another Christmas has come and gone and still all is sural. Time will never heal my broken heart nor can anyone or anything help to mend it, only YOU can. I miss YOU so much and long for the day that I can see and be with you again."
MOM

"27 Nov.2008
I missed you so much today my Beloved Son just like everyday.
MOM"

"I love you " MY American Hero" even if everyone else has forgotten you, that's the way life is and it will never change. I love you with all my Heart."

"Daniel, As I head home from yet another deployment I could not help but think about you and all of our great times together. I will continue to pray for your folks, I cannot imagine the sacrifice that they have paid for this countries freedom. There is never going to be words for how much you are missed. Thank you for keeping your eye on me through this deployment for it is my last. I will be back home soon and I am going to drop by and see your folks and give them any peace that I can give. Love you buddy, DC2(SW)Haggard Mel"
Mel Haggard of Pacific Ocean

"10 August 2008
Today you would have been only 34yrs. old our beloved SON have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY in "THE KINGDOM of HEAVEN"
All Our Love,
Mom,Dad,and Siblings"

"I am so glad you got to go Qatar four years ago, this 4TH of July week-end while in AFGHANISTAN, your last fun week-end. I miss you."

"Daniel we still think of you often, and remember all the good times we had when we were younger. Miss you lots!! Praying for your family also."
April Bookout of Okc, OK

"To the family of:Daniel Lee Galvan 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"

"SGT Daniel Lee Galvan, My Beautiful Son, MY HERO. My sorrow is still too great and I know it will take the rest of my lifetime to heal. Mom"
Nelda Galvan of Moore, Ok.

"12 March 2008
LOVING YOU and Missing YOU SO VERY MUCH as ONLY A LOVING DEVOTED MOTHER WILL and ALWAYS WILL.
Nelda Galvan"
Nelda Galvan of Moore, OK.

"21 Feb. 2008
WHY DID YOU LEAVE ME DANIEL? WHY?
MOM"
Nelda Galvan of Moore,OK.

"Rest in Peace old friend. I haven't forgotten about you..........11 Feb 2008"
SGT Gabriel, Kelvin of Wheeler A.A.F. Hawaii

"Thank-You&God Bless for Remembering My Son.
from
Sgt.Daniel Lee Galvan's
MOM, Nelda Galvan"
Nelda Galvan of Moore Ok.

"SGT. Galvan
I went to work one morning when I was moved to HHC expecting to just have another blah day. I walked in and the room was heavy. I sat down at my desk and my Sgt. asked me if I knew a "SGT Galvan" from the AVN side of the house. I replied yes with great sorrow. I knew then why the room was heavy. I read the casualty report and thought of your family first and then the loss of a leader, a father, a brother in arms. I knew you when I was in Delta platoon, you always had a comment for my heavy smoking and they were all funny. SGT Galvan, I look back at the day I went to your memorial service and saw most of your friends and your family. I talk about you to all who will listen, and I tell them that it is people like you who make this country we live in the greatest country of all. I tell my kids that people like you are why we live with the freedoms that we have today. I respected you then, I respect you now. My children know your name and respect you, yet they never had the pleasure of meeting you. You touched many lives with your brief stay here. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. I miss you man. God bless you.
Mr. and Mrs. Galvan, Mrs. Galvan,
When you hear the thunderstorm coming, please dont rush indoors so quickly, take the time to listen to the soldiers in heaven marching. For that is their march. At last it is their peaceful march."
of Kennewick, Wa.

"27 Dec. 2007
Merry Christmas, my beautiful Son another Christmas has come and gone and I'm still here living them without you, it was always one of your very favorite holidays and it also meant that all of My Family would celebrate the Birth of Christ as a Whole Family and now since you have been gone it has divided US instead. WHY would he do this to US, TO ME? He completely destroyed our family and got AWAY with it. He gets to go on with his life and family and celebrate all the holidays, while we mourn for you on every one of them. If only he had obeyed the order given to him by a SUPERIOR Ranking Officer that day I would not be sitting here crying my Heart out and missing YOU so much writing you this hurtful e-mail going to you to "THE KINGDOM of HEAVEN"
MY Son your cousins SPC Jaime Galvan and SPC Natalie Galvan Manross and her husband SPC Robert Manross have safely returned from their 15 months of tour from Iraq and I know that it was the Hand of GOD on their shoulders,and YOU watching over them that brought them home safely to their families. Also the great leadership they had. We could not be happier for them and their familes. I will never give up in seeking the real truth in our tragic loss nor will I give up on waiting for the one person who knows more and could have prevented what happened to you by having had a more "Honorable Man" flying that BlackHawk that day. I love you my beautiful son and I miss you so much. Time does not help to heal the pain of a Mother's loss of a child no matter what age and their will never be any moving on nor forgivness, not from me. I wait for the day to see you again and hug you. I know your grandma is there with you because she was not strong enough to withstand the pain of having lost you the way we did and then to know that he got away with taking your life away from US.

Your Loving MOM
Nelda Galvan"
Nelda Galvan of Moore, OK.

"22Nov.2007
My Dearest Son Daniel, it's me "MOM" here again wishing with all my Heart you were home with us. Seems like all the Hoildays are getting harder and harder to bear without you here. It's 4:30a.m. in the morning and I still have not been able to fall asleep again just wishing you were home so MY family could be complete again.I would so consider myself so rich and thankful, there would be nothing else in this world that I would need. I try to Hug every Soldier I see in uniform and give him our many thanks for his service to our Nation and to Stay Safe and GODSPEED, I try, Son. Have a Beautiful Thanksgiving Day at OUR LORD'S Golden Table with all your Comrades in the "Kingdom of Heaven". I miss YOU so much."
Nelda Galvan of Moore,OK.

"Veterans Day, 2007
To the family of Sgt. Daniel Lee Galvan:
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

"A Heart of Gold
stopped beating
Two shining eyes at rest
GOD broke our Hearts to prove
He only takes the best
Your Loving Mom"
Nelda Galvan of Moore,OK.

"Every time I search for fallen friends I always seem to come to this page. My name is John Galvan (US Army SGT Infantry). Even though I never met you we have much in Common my brother is Daniel Lee Galvan and my oldest brother is Ernesto Galvan and my father is also Ernesto Galvan. Our mothers worked together. I can go through my friends memorial pages and hold back the tears, but when I read your mom's and wifes letters my emotions are so much stronger. To the Galvan family, my sympothy is with you for your loss and I hope soon your pain will ease. May God bless you all."
John Galvan of Argyle Texas

"Daniel,I miss you so much.
MOM"
Nelda Galvan of Moore, OK.

"MY Dear SON Daniel, "GOD DOES NOT FORGET" MOM"
Nelda Galvan of MOORE, OK.

"I Love You my Dear Son and I Miss You so Much. Sometimes my sorrow and pain are too much for me to handle and I know that I will get through them because I can feel you telling me, hang in there MOM all will be alright. I know in my HEART you are still very much with me, but there are so many days that are so horrible and so much more frequent, I still think this just can't be. I Love you Daniel and I Miss You so Much. Your Loving Mom, Nelda Galvan"
Nelda Galvan of Moore, OK.

"You're in this country's hearts forevermore."
Kim of NY

"Daniel,
We love you and still feel the pain your parents experience. We only wish our God had not needed you so soon so that we could have gotten to know you better. We are very proud of you and our prayers and love are with you always."
Your Uncle Mike, Lourdes, David and Danny of U.S. Embassy Mexico City

"To Daniel and the Galvan Families,

You and your family will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Please know that we remember and will never forget."
The Villarin Family of Chesapeake, VA

"Daniel,
As I celebrated my birthday with my family, I also remembered yours. Since we shared the same month,yours is the only one I can actually remember. I prayed for you and hoped that wherever you are you know that we remembered you.God bless you."
Veronica Torres of Texas

"10 Aug 2007
Our Dearest Son,
Today would have been your 33rd birthday and who knows where you and your family would be stationed at this time but we do know it would have been a very Happy Birthday for you. We hope it would be somewhere beautiful. You always looked forward to your birthdays and now you must spend them all in "The Kingdom Of Heaven". Still not a day or a moment goes by that I don't wish this nightmare would go away. We all miss you and wish you were home. Life with out you will never, never be the same again and I will never move on from that dreadful day and never will I accept the terrible injustice of why you were taken from us. We miss you so much and you took a big part of me the day you were taken from us. I wait for the day I can see you again. Loving you as only parents can love a child taken from them so unjustly. You are a Honorable Soldier who would have stood up for his responsibility to any injustice done to another soldier. Loving you and missing you so much.

Your Loving Parents"
Blas E & Nelda Galvan of Moore, Ok USA

"Remembering"
Go ahead and mention my Son
You know, the one that was taken from us
Don't worry about hurting me further
The depth of the pain doesn't show
Don't worry about making me cry.
I'm already crying inside
Help to heal by releasing
The tears that I try to hide
I'm hurt when you just keep silent,
Pretending he didn't exist
I'd rather you mention him
Knowing that he has been missed
You asked me, how am I doing
I say "Pretty good" or "Fine"
But healing is something ongoing
I feel it will take a "LIFETIME"

"Your Loving Parents"
Blas E. & Nelda Galvan of Moore, Oklahoma

"“Heaven Was Needing a Hero”

I came by today to see You
I had to let You know
If I knew the last time that I held You was the last time
I'd have held You and Never let go

It's kept me awake nights, wondering
Lie in the dark, just asking Why
I've always been told
You won't be called Home
Until it's Your time

I guess Heaven was needing a Hero
Somebody just like You
Brave enough to stand Up
For what You believe and follow it through
When I try to make it make sense in my mind
The only conclusion I come to
Is Heaven was needing a Hero
Like You

I remember the last time I saw You
You held your head up Proud
I laughed inside
When I saw how You were standing out in the crowd
You're such a part of Who I am
Now that part will just be void
No matter how much I need You Now
Heaven needed You more

Cause Heaven was needing a Hero
Somebody just like You
Brave enough to stand Up
For what You believe and follow it through
When I try to make it make sense in my mind
The only conclusion I come to
Is Heaven was needing a Hero
Like You

Heaven was needing a Hero and that's You

By Jo Dee Messina


Our Dearest Son Daniel, We Love You and miss you so much and it still seems like a never ending nightmare. We will Honor and Respect your Memory and all that you stand for an "American Hero" until we all can be together again. Your Loving Family.

Mom & Dad"
Blas E. & Nelda Galvan of Moore, Ok, USA

"Our Dearest Son Daniel, WE miss you so much and still the pain of having lost you is so unbearable. How we have made it this far in our lives without you only GOD can know? WE never should have lost you the way we did, it was not the time or place for that type of evasive manuever that was done, that took you away from all of us. My heart is so broken and our lives have changed forever for the worse, yet there are people who will continue with their life as if nothing ever happened. You were the light of our family, our hearts, our dreams, our future, our adventurer, your siblings miss you so much, there are so many times they forget you have been taken from them in such an unjust way especially when the family is all together here at home. You and your family are the only ones missing. Never forget MOM and DAD and all your family love you with all their hearts and will never leave you nor forget WHAT YOU STAND FOR "AN AMERICAN HERO" who loved his GOD,COUNTRY,ARMY,FAMILY and all his band of fellow Soldiers. I MISS YOU SO MUCH MY SON and I still cry for you everyday and night. The pain of losing you will never go away no matter what any one says. Your Loving, MOM"
Nelda Galvan of Moore, Ok

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."


"Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.
But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.

And I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me
I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me."

"Daniel,
We think of you often and the kids remember you in their hearts. In the short time you were with us you left a great impression of kindness on our kids. Thank you. Wherever you are I hope you know you haven't been forgotten"
Veronica Torres of Tomball, Texas

"The Wonder of Flight"

Flight is freedom in its purest form,
To dance with the clouds which follow a storm;
To roll and glide, to wheel and spin,
To feel the joy that swells within.

To leave the earth with its troubles and fly,
And know the warmth of a clear spring sky;
Then back to earth at the end of the day,
Released from the tensions which melted away.

Should my end come while I am in flight,
Whether brightest day or darkest night;
Spare me no pity and shrug of the pain,
Secure in the knowledge that I'd do it again.

For each of us is created to die,
And within me I know,
I was born to fly.

By Gary Claude Stoker"

"Dan,
we miss you every day. every day."
sam of germany

"I miss you everyday brother. I pass by your pictures of you and your family in my hallway and I will always remember the great times."
Adam of Germany

"Sweetie I have been thinking of you constantly and missing you even more. A couple of days ago I came across a soldier at the store and it brought me happiness at the time sadness. I could only wish you were the soldier I was looking at. Him and I exchanged words and a hug. He thanked me for your sacrifice and I for his support. That evening I had the warmest dreams of you. It had been some time since you visited me. You were warm and beautiful and I woke up so happy. Happy is not a word I use too much lately but I was....Happy to be with you again, even if only in my dreams. The kids and I love you and miss you so much. Continue to be our angel and look over us. Until we meet in my dreams again.............."
Sonya D Galvan widow of SGT Daniel L Galvan of Wolfforth, Texas

"HEY DANNY,
ITS ME YOUR COUSIN ALEXA..
I DONT KNOW WHAT IT WAS TONIGHT THAT MADE ME THINK OF YOU AND WANTING TO GET ON THIS SITE. I WANT YOU TO KNOW ALL OF US MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU SO MUCH. SEEING MY TIA NELDA AND TIO ERNEST BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES OF WHEN I VISITED YOU ALL IN OKLAHOMA FOR YOUR WEDDING WITH SONIA. YOU LOOKED SO HANDESOME THAT DAY THE WAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE. I GUESS THATS ALL FOR NOW. LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU"
ALEXA RAY of TX

"My Brother,
Today you became an Uncle.
Her name is Ariana Danielle Galvan.
I wish you could meet her."
Marc of SNJ

"To, The Family of Daniel Lee Galvan.......My condolences to everyone of you. I, did not choose to join any of our armed forces, but am gratefull to Mr. Galvan for my freedom, and everyone in this country should be aswell."
Daniel Lee Galvan of Alice Texas, USA

"10 Aug 1974-12 Aug 2004
Ft. Ord, CA-Salerno, Afghanistan

To Our Beloved Son:

Daniel, today we would have called you to wish you a "Happy Birthday", you would have been 32 years old and you would have told us, "Mom, Dad, I'm getting old" and our reply would have been "We don't care if you're eighty, you will always be our Baby". This should never have been. IF ONLY?

With deep gratitude we thank all of Daniel's family members, friends old and new who have written into Daniel's memorial web page. Thank you for being in his life, loving him and thinking of him. We are very proud of Daniel for who he was and is. Daniel, you will be in our HEARTS and THOUGHTS forever. We MISS YOU as only YOU and GOD know.

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY"
Dear Son, "In the Kingdom of Heaven"

Your Loving Parents
Blas E. & Nelda Galvan
MSG, USA Retired
Moore, OK
bgalvan@cox.net

To all of SGT Daniel Lee Galvan"s fellow Soldiers and friends Stay Safe and God Speed wherever Life leads you"

"Hello Sonya, We were friends of Daniel's in high school. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that we were thinking about you and the kids...and we sincerely hope you guys are doing okay...Take care"
Robbie and April Adkins of Blanchard, Oklahoma USA

"For The Fallen"
R. L. Binyon

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."

"Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.
But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.

And I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me
I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me."

"Brother,

Just thinking of you, as usual."
Marc of SNJ

"Sonya, I was a friend of Daniel in High School. I hope you are alright. Every time I hear a song by Journey it saddens me. I wanted to check on you and your children. I heard the song with the lyric "send her my love" it struck me, I just had to find out if you were okay.

Jelena

Jelena (Owings) Newell"
Jelena (Owings) Newell of oklahoma

"Daniel,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"We Fly For The Troops"
(25th Avn. Motto)"

"I have spent the last week or so looking
at the remembrances at Legacy.com of so
many of our fallen heros. My son is now
in Afghanistan with the Army. I have so
much respect and admiration for all the
men and women of the armed forces etc.,
that protect our freedoms and our lives.
Dan's tribute was touching. You can see
how much he loved what he did. I thank
you for your great sacrifice.I will keep
praying for all of your family that you
will find peace and solace sometime. It
is clear how much Dan loved you all..try
to embrace that joy while fighting your
pain.God bless Dan and each of you."
pat of Atlanta, Ga

""LEST WE FORGET""

"To view a Moving Tribute with Pictures of Daniel visit.

www.legacy.com

From his Loving Family"
Blas E. Galvan of Moore, OK

"Today for some reason I found myself remembering the last words I told my brother before he shipped out.....Be safe. We could all learn from his sacrafice. Why don't we?

Marc"
Marc of SNJ

"Daniel, I feel that you hear me when I pray and talk to you. I just wanted to say that you are missed and loved. Please continue to watch over our family. Miss you and still mourn for you every day, Love your sister-in-law."
Luisa Gaytan of Lubbock, TX

"Why do I hurt so much?
We are all human, there is only one race, the human race. What that dose that tell you?
one....not many"
just another fish in a big pond on earth were we all live, and die.

"To the family of:Daniel Lee Galvin I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully, we will 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, Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ,"
Polly Ballew of Covington,Ga

"I went to High School with Daniel.I would like to say Thank You to him for paying the ultimate price for all of us. God Bless!"
LIndy Stormont (George) of Okc, Ok/USA

"I met Daniel in High School many years ago and was devistated with the news of his passing. He was a very close and dear friend. He's someone that I always knew I could pick up where I left off with him over the years.

To Sonya and Daniel's family: You were very lucky to have such a wonderful man in your life. He brought so much happiness to many people. I've carried the warm memories with me for years. I will always be thankful to God for having known him and to Daniel for fighting for the freedom's I'm allowed to have today. You are all in my thoughts in prayers, especially during this holiday season. Daniel, you are very much loved and missed."
Carrie LaFollette (Morrow) of Edmond, OK

"To Our Beloved Son, Daniel

"A Letter to Heaven"

We miss you so,
since you've been gone,
although we know
your spirit lives on,
And we'd like to think,
when we see the stars shine,
that one of them
is your spirit guiding ours.
we pray that our treasure
of sweet memories
will help our tears
and sorrow to ease...
Until that day, when
reborn and clear-sighted,
We'll be with you in heaven,
forever reunited.

Christmas without you is just not the same for us anymore. You are dearly loved and missed with every breathe we take and every beat of our heart's. Guide us.

Proud Parents"
Blas E. & Nelda Galvan of Moore, OK

"To the family of SGT Daniel Galvan,
I knew Daniel when I was stationed with him in the 82nd Med Co (AA) at Fort Riley, Kansas. He was still a Huey guy back then and he soon pcs'd to transition to the UH-60 airframe. He was a helluva guy. He was always positive and I remember all the jokes and laughs he carried on. He was a good friend. I will continue to pray for his family and friends he left behind."
Adam J Walters of Katterbach, Germany

"Today was our second Thanksgiving without you Daniel. You were in my thoughts all day and in many of our joyful stories about you. I miss you always and you are never far away as you live in my heart and memories. Wishing you were with your family today...."
Sonya Galvan of Lubbock, Texas...USA

"Daniel as usual you are on my thoughts. Today I took Audrey to find her outfit for the big 15th Birthday party. 250 kids....she'll have a blast. While we were walking around the mall we talked about you and laughed and wished you would have been there with us. In essence you were...We smiled as we spoke of you and we laughed when we mimicked the things you would do while shopping. Thanks for being with us tonight because you were right there with us. Visit Audrey in her dreams and comfort her. The kids still need you so much and I feel you have a way to help. We are your family and you said you'd never leave us. May the angels that join you love you the way we all still do today. My heart aches for you my love......"
SONYA GALVAN SGT DANIEL GALVAN'S WIDOW of LUBBOCK,TX

"Sonya and Galvan family, We look through these messages often always meaning to write, but the words just never seem right. We just wanted you to know that we think of you all often, and that we are so sorry for your loss. Daniel was a very good friend to us and we think of him often and miss him very much. I am just so sad for you all and hope you can find peace someday."
Greg and Kim Stilwell of Moore, OK

"Daniel, I was thinking about you this weekend. I went shooting and of course I had a great time. I was remembering when you and I spent time practicing up in the mountains. We couldn't hit a d.... thing with that cheap pistol I had. Man that was too funny. It's too bad we never got to go shooting again now that we both had nice guns. Maybe next time I'm in Lubbock I'll take Sonya out to shoot your Sig. I remember you both used to shoot pretty often. You never got to see my newest toys! Man their bad a... You would have loved them. Sonya also wants me to show her how to ride your bike. I told her to get a dirt bike first and learn on that. Your bike is too big for someone who doesn't know how to ride. I remember riding with you in SA. We always had a good time together. Well, I have to go for now. Kids always pray for you.

Remembering the best of you always...."
Ken of Tomball, TX.

"Daniel, Your're still you, as is Dad, your sister, and your brothers. Missing you dearly,

Love you always,
Mom"
Nelda Galvan of Moore, Ok

"MY LOVE....
JOE AND I JUST RETURNED FROM YOUR SIDE AND IT NEVER SEEMS TO GET EASIER KNOWING THAT YOU ARE THERE. JOE REALLY STEPS UP TO THE PLATE TO BE A MAN AS HE HOLDS ME AND SAYS ALL WILL BE OK. LIFE CHANGED WHEN YOU WERE TAKEN FROM US AND IT CONTINUES TO CHANGE FOR THE WORSE. I AM SURE YOU LOOK DOWN ON US AND SEE THE CATASTROPHIC THINGS THAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE FAMILY. I WILL ALWAYS CARRY YOUR NAME PROUDLY AND THE KIDS WILL KNOW WHAT A WONDERFUL MAN YOU WERE. JOE SAYS HE WANTS TO BE A PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYER AFTER HE FLIES HELICOPTERS. HE KNEW THAT WAS THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE AND I GUESS AND WANTS TO SHARE IN YOUR PASSION. I WILL NEVER STEER HIM AWAY FROM AVIATION AS I NEVER DID TO YOU. YOU LOVED LIFE, YOUR FAMILY, DOG, AND HELICOPTERS. MAY YOU BE IN HEAVEN FLYING YOUR LITTLE HEART OUT. I MISS EVERY SECOND OF THE DAY. YOU ARE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE....FOREVER"
Sonya Galvan- Extrememly proud wife of SGT Daniel L Galvan of Lubbock, Texas

"Dear Son,
Where do I start, so much to tell not enough time or space. I wish I could find peace somewhere within my heart and mind. Every time I think I do it seems that for every step I think I take forward I take several steps backward instead. Having lost you in Afghanistan on 12-8-2004 was the most (in reality there are no words to describe what happened to me that day). Man has not invented the words yet to describe how it affected me when I lost you and is still affecting me every second of every day since. I have tried to keep our family together as best as I could, all things considered. It has not been an easy task but as God is my witness I have tried. Help me Daniel. I love you and I miss you dearly and I await the day I can see you again and just be able to hug you and hold you with no words need be said between us. Loving you and missing you.
Mom"
Nelda Galvan of Moore, OK, USA

"We miss you Daniel and will never forget you. Our prayers are with your family."
Robbie and April Adkins of Oklahoma

"aloha nui my Brother.

Miss you."
Jeff of Hi

"Hey little brother,

Happy birthday, If I could make your birthday wish for you. I would wish for all this to be a bad dream.

Love you.

Marc,"
Marc A. Galvan of NJ

"Daniel I wish the kids and I could be waking you up with breakfast in bed. We always loved giving you gag gifts then surprising you with the actual gift you had been hinting for since your last birthday.
I long to see you smile and hear you laugh. All my love goes out to you."
Sonya Galvan of Lubbock, Texas

""Greater Love Hath No Man Than This, That A Man Lay Down His Life for His Friends"
John 15:13

To All of Daniel's Friends

Date: August 21, 2005, Time 1145 am
Address: Resthaven Funeral Home & Memorial Park Grave Site, 5740 West 19th Street, Lubbock, TX 79407

A Memorial Service will be held in Loving Memory of SGT Daniel Lee Galvan following 1030 a.m. Mass at St. Theresa's Catholic Church Carlisle, 2202 Upland, Lubbock, Tx.
With the Prayerful Sympathy and Love of The Galvan and Torres Families.

All of Daniel's Friends are humbly invited to attend."
Blas E. Galvan of Moore, OK

"Our beloved Daniel,"Happy Birthday" son. Today Aug 10 would have been your 31st birthday. It is a very difficult day for us to remember and not be able to call you and wish you a Happy Birthday. You were one of the four most beautiful and precious gifts God gave us. We are only able to keep going because of all the wonderful and challenging memories you left us. We all miss you and we all love you so much. We still don't understand why all of this happened and why in reality nothing was done about it. We still have so many, many questions, someday we hope to have all the answers. We wish you peace, Son. We are so proud of you for who you are and what you stood for.

Love you,
Mom & Dad & Family"
Blas E. & Nelda Galvan of Moore, OK

"I miss you more each day and long to see your smiling face my angel. You must have known what a difficult time I have had lately as your birthday and the day you passed is nearing. I found myself alone and crying one night when I came across a Gold Star Wife who has led me to the thousands of others like myself and they have been helping me out tremendously. We all have something in common,the loss of our other half. I wish I could have met these wonderful woman under other circumstances but I feel blessed to have them in my life. They put my thoughts in perspective and have a shoulder for me to cry. Daniel...I feel you led me to them. You continue to take care of me as my strenght. I miss you always...."
Sonya Galvan- Extrememly proud wife of SGT Daniel L Galvan of Lubbock, Texas/USA

"I am a Chicago native and heard about the tragic accident. My prayers and love go out to Daniel and his family. From an Air Force Veteran and also a Galvan"
Daniel of Chicago

"Veronica thank you for those kind words. I too look at the flag in a brighter light since the passing of Daniel. I have always appreciated my freedom as an American but now I feel the pain that comes with that freedom. I hope that people take time to see the true meaning of the 4th of July and not just the BBQ"s and fireworks. Please continue to pray for Daniel and his family and friends."
Sonya Galvan of Lubbock, Texas

"Dear friends and family members, As we celebrate the 4th of July this year, please remember our freedom has never come cheap. It has been bought and paid for by many Americans. It is a price American Soliders pay because they believe it is worth it. They serve for you and for me.

I will never again be able to see another flag and not think about Daniel. I know one day we shall see him again and this gives me comfort.

Please celebrate the 4th because it is our duty to celebrate freedom and to remember our Soldiers in prayer."
Veronica of Texas

"Daniel, Happy Father's Day Son. It was a hard day for us especially for me. The only thing I wanted for Father's Day I can not have ever again. We wish you Peace, we love and miss you so very much.

Loving you,

Dad and Mom"
Blas E. Galvan of Moore, Ok

"Daniel today is Father's Day and it has been very difficult for the kids, especially Audrey. We visited your grave today and remembered our last Father's day together. As usual we laughed and cried. We had a great time together and I will cherish every wonderful moment. The kids and I love and miss you with all our heart. We pray and think of you all the time.
Wishing you were here......your family"
of Lubbock, Texas

"Daniel I was sitting here thinking about all the great times we had together and I feel so blessed to have had you in my life, even though it was cut off short so suddenly. I too have mourned you tremendously but with much help have learned to cope with my pain and anger. I only pray that everyone else in your life seeks the needed help necessary. The kids and I send our love each and every day. Continue to be our angel and look over us. I love you with all my heart always and forever."
Sonya Galvan of Lubbock, Texas

"Our Beloved Son Daniel,

It has been ten long months since you were taken from us in such a senseless way. The grief, the sorrow, and the pain has not diminished for a minute in any way. Others may move on,others may heal, but as your parents we miss you more and more each day. Daniel, it is still very, very difficult for us to comprehend that we will never see or hug you again in our lifetime. Son, there is not a single day or night that Mom does not look at your pictures and cries for you. I still get up during the night and look out the window, I guess I am hoping against hope that you will drive up. Others cannot believe that we are still mourning you and the truth is that we will never stop mourning you or grieving for you. Daniel, please look down from Heaven upon us with your beautiful face and smile and help us get through this difficult time that has come into our lives. We look to you for guidance and help in making the right decisions that we will be facing later on in the future. We know your spirit and presence will never leave us, we always knew how much you loved each and every one of us and how you understood us no matter what. We love you and we will miss you forever.

Loving You,
Your Grieving Parents

Mom and Dad"
Ernest & Nelda Galvan of Moore, Ok

"Scott I am so happy to hear from you. I lost your contact info. but I will call you. We need your continued support as things have become much more difficult to handle. We, Daniel and I have always valued the friendship that your and our family share. Take care and God Bless."
Sonya Galvan of Lubbock, Texas

"Galvan,
Just stopping by to say I miss you very much. I will never forget the times we shared together. Sonya, if you need anything; you can reach me or Ginn at 931-431-3261."
Scott Terrio of Ft. Campbell, KY

"Daniel
Since your Dad told me that we had lost you in Afghanistan I have felt a great loss, sometimes it is just so hard to believe you are gone. I remember when you came over to my house to play with my son and you always had a smile on your face and sparkles in your eyes. You had a smile that could light up the world. Somehow I always knew that you would become a wonderful husband and a great father. I have known your parents for many years; I hope one day soon to visit them again and meet your wife Sonya and children. Although Darrin Rogers did not get what I thought he should have I am glad he will never put another soldier in harms way again. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."
Randy & Lee Hayes of Lafayette, TN

"Words cannot express the wonderful memories that I can still see in my mind of Daniel. The times that he would visit our family in Mercedes is truly remarkable. Sincere, kind, and heartfelt, he never left without a goodbye and that he would return soon. I can still see the final time he was here and how we rushed through the rainy street to not miss a moment to see him again. Now I bear a photograph of him in my home and my heart. I wear a bracelet engraved with his name on my wrist that I have never removed. To keep those memories close at heart will never cease for he will return soon."
Love your cousin, Elizabeth of Mercedes, Texas USA

"Daniel...
I want to say Thank You for being you, Thank You for loving me and the kids. We love and miss you so much and would do anything to have you back."
Sonya Galvan of Lubbock, Texas

"DEAR SONYA AND GALVIN FAMILY, I JUST WANTED TO PASS ON MY HEART FELT SORROW FOR YOUR LOSS AND THE PAIN THAT YOU HAVE BEEN BESTOWED. I GREW UP WITH DANIEL IN MOORE AND HAVE ALWAYS CONSIDERED HIM A DEAR FRIEND. I HOPE THAT YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT ALONE AND IF THERE IS EVER ANYTHING THAT I CAN DO FOR YOU OR YOUR FAMILY FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME AT HAGGARRM@HALSEY.NAVY.MIL. SONYA I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY BUDDY AS HAPPY AS YOU DID. I WAS ONLY ABLE TO MEET YOU JUST A FEW TIMES BUT I DO KNOW THAT YOU MADE DANIEL AND HE MADE YOU AND I ALSO TAKE GREAT COMFORT IN THE FACT THAT WE ALL HAVE HIM WATCHING OUT OVER US. IF THERE IS ANYTHING THAT ME OR ANY OF DANIELS GOOD BUDDIES CAN EVER DO PLEASE LET ME KNOW. DANIEL BUDDY, THANK YOU FOR ALL OF IT, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN, I MISS AND LOVE YOU BUDDY. SINCERLY, DC3 RAY HAGGARD (MEL) USN"
MEL of SAN DIEGO, CA

"GALVAN FAMILY,

I JUST FOUND OUT THAT DANIEL WAS LOST TODAY 5-24-05. WE WENT TO SCHOOL TOGETHER AND RUN AROUND TOGETHER I REMEMBER WE HE GOT HIS RED CONVERTIBLE, HE THOUGHT IT WAS THE GREATEST THING. I REMEMBER WHEN HE DECIDED TO JOIN UP AS A RESERVIST. THEN WHEN HE CAME BACK FROM BOOT CAMP HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO SWITCH TO ACTIVE DUTY, I ASK WHY AND HE SAID HE WANTED THE ADVENTURE. MY HEART IS TORN, I CANT BELIEVE HE IS GONE IT HAS BEEN 11 YEARS SINCE I LAST SAW HIM,THEN I SEEN ON THE NEWS THAT HIS COPTER HAD WENT DOWN. I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF OUR SOLDIERS LOST, AND I FEEL FOR ALL FAMILYS WHO HAVE LOST ANYONE.
BUT I DIDNT KNOW THE PAIN UNTIL TONIGHT AND I SIT HERE CRYING NOT JUSTFOR DANIEL BUT FOR EVERY FAMILY.MR AND MRS. GALVAN I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE HE WAS LAID TO REST, IF I WOULD HAVE KNOWN WE LOST HIM I WOULD HAVE BEEN THERE TO PAY MY RESPECTS AND TELL HIM GOOD BYE. I WOULD LIKE TO PAY MY RESPECTS. MY EMAIL IS OKCATHLETICS@HOTMAIL.COM.

THIS IS FOR DANIEL I LOVE AND MISS YOU AND WILL CHERISH THE GOOD TIMES WE SHARED GROWING UP. I KNOW YOUR COUNTRY IS PROUD OF YOU AND SO AM I. I AM SORRY FOR NOT BEING THERE WHEN YOU WERE LAID TO REST. MY HEART CRIES AND I CANT BELIEVE IT WAS YOU ISAW ON THE NEWS, AND I STILL DONT WANT TO I LOVE AND MISS YOU. GOD TAKE CARE OF DANIEL AND HIS FAMILY."
KEVIN BARRICK of MOORE,OKLAHOMA

"I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU....
EVERYONE HAS BEEN SO SUPPORTIVE. AS MOST AMERICANS KNOW THE VERDICT OF THE COURT MARTIAL; 120 DAYS IS NOT SUFFICIENT PUNISHMENT FOR THE DEATH OF MY HUSBAND. AS I LOOKED INTO THE EYES OF SOLDIER RESPONSIBLE FOR DANIEL'S DEATH I SO HOPELESSILY SEARCHED FOR REMORSE AND TO MY SURPRISE I FOUND NO GUILT IN HIS EYES. I FEEL HAPPY THAT DARRIN ROGERS WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO PUT ANYBODY IN HARMS WAY AGAIN. NO OTHER FAMILY WILL HAVE TO ENDURE THE PAIN OF LOSING SOMEONE SO DEAR AND CLOSE. ON THE OTHER HAND HE WILL RETIRE WITH A FULL PENSION AND HIS LIFE WILL BE NORMAL AGAIN. AS FOR MY CHILDREN AND MYSELF, OUR LIVES WILL FOREVER BE IN LOSS AND PAIN.
MY VOICE ALONE CANNOT MAKE A DIFFERENCE, BUT TOGETHER WE CAN HAVE AVIATION ENFORCE STRICTER GUIDELINS FOR AVIATORS.

AGAIN....THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND KIND WORDS OF SUPPORT."
Sonya GalvanWIDOW of DANIEL GALVAN of Lubbock, Texas/USA rdsonya@hotmail.com

"My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all those families who have lost someone in this conflict. Retirees like myself have been there, know what is going on, and pray for all those who are there now or will be going there in the future. God bless you and keep your family safe from further tragedies."
jimparadisjr@hotmail.com of Alaska, USA

"Blessings of the great spirit be with you and your love ones. The love of Daniel will always be carried in your heart and this is the strength that life gives you to carry on. Be strong, be loving and know that I am just one more person who has felt your lost."
Frank Diaz of Valencia, CA

"Dear Sonya Galvin, Your loss has been felt by many people the world over but no one can know the pain that you feel. Know that your husband's death did not go unnoticed and that you and your family are in our hearts and prayers every night. Be strong for your family and know that even though you can't see him, Daniel will always live on in your heart and the face of your son. Be strong and teach your child to be a wonderful man like his father and remember how much you are loved by so many people. Daniel will always watch over you so don't feel alone in your pain. There are many of us out here for you. May God Bless you and your family always"
Carla Gardner of Jacksonville, Florida

"TO THE GALVAN FAMILY..U ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS..GOD BLESS...
BELLE
LanBelle@columbus.rr.com"
Belle of Columbus, Ohio

"Your loss is felt by millions. Even though justice may be technically served by a verdict, it will never make up for the absence of a husband and son in the lives of your loved ones, or the loss of a comrade to your fellow soldiers and your friends. Those who currently serve in the military and we who have served before are fully aware of the possibilities, negative and positive, that are presented to us in the service of our country. And yet, we still answer the call even when we know that it could be our demise. All I can begin to say is thank you for your service, your recognition of duty, and your patriotism. May God bless you and safely hold you, your loved ones, and all who loyally serve our nation in the palms of His hands."
Jon Zwanzig of Rockford, Illinois

"Remembering Daniel Galvan with honor on Memorial Day, May 30th, at 10:00 a.m.
Woodring Wall of Honor - Remembering our Oklahoma Heroes
www.northwestaero.com/WallofHonor.html"
Elaine Johns of Enid, Oklahoma

"i am retired army and I had close friends die during my career. you don't have to be related to feel the pain. The few i lost were like brothers to me. I pray for you and your family and hope one day you can have closure. our faith lets us know we will reunite one day."
steve torre of virginia

"mrs Galvan, my prayers are with you and your children and God bless your husband for having the courage to give the ultimate sacrafice, i'm currently deployed in iraq as a contractor,that is my sole reason for being here,for our brave men and women and to do my part to help them.God Bless."
Donnie Irvan of Baghdad,Iraq

"Mrs. Galvan, I share your pain, hope for your children, and continued faith in our lord. I being 100% sevice-connected disabled myself have had to make sacrafices,although, daniel has made the ultimate sacrafice for our way of life. I wake up every day trying to help past, present vets that need help in anyway. I thought, a very good job was all that was needed. I now know why god has allowed me this opportunity to help other brothers and sisters, as for there is no better reward than being there. I know you and me together can make a difference! I pray for your healing, and the sacrafice you have made as a military wife. Let us awake today and seek out the next veteran that needs us."
Dale J. Mahnke of Aguanga, Ca

"May 8th, 2005

I just wanted you to know Daniel that though we never met, that your sacrifice is appreciated by all. My son is currently in Iraq and I have just about worried myself to pieces and I'm the dad. My wife is an emotional person and is also having a hard time with all of this.

I will say a prayer for you and your family. God Bless all of you and Thank You!"
Randy of Clinton, Tennessee

"Mrs. Galvan,

Though I'm fortunate to not have lost any loved ones in Iraq, I feel the pain and sorrow you experience. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sure he was a good man."
Chris of Port Huron, MI

"Daniel was a wonderful friend, I heard a song today that reminded me of him. He was one of the best friends I ever had. I miss you Daniel."
Jelena Newell (Owings) of Oklahoma

"EACH DAY GETS CLOSER TO THE COURT MARTIAL AND I AM A BALL OF NERVES. I WANT YOU TO GET THE JUSTICE YOU DESERVE BUT I AM SO SCARED TO HEAR THE DETAILS OF THAT DAY WE LOST YOU. I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I MISS YOU MORE TODAY THAT THE DAY YOU DEPLOYED. MY LOVE IS STILL VERY STRONG AND I AM STILL VERY MARRIED TO YOU DANIEL. YOU WERE MY ONE TRUE LOVE AND I THANK YOU FOR THE YEARS YOU GAVE ME. I LOOK FORWARD TO HEAVEN TO BE HAPPY AGAIN."
Sonya Galvan of Lubbock, Texas/USA

"I DO NOT EVEN KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN MY LOVE. YOU HAVE VISITED ME SEVERAL TIMES IN MY DREAMS LATELY AND I WAKE UP WITH SUCH HEARTACHE BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT WITH ME WHEN I WAKE. I MISS YOU SO MUCH AND I STILL CRY LIKE A BABY WHEN I SIT BY YOUR GRAVE. I FEEL LOST, WITHOUT DIRECTION. WE ALWAYS PUSHED ONE ANOTHER TOWARDS A GOAL AND NOW I SEE NO HAPPINESS IN MY FUTURE. I HOPE THAT YOU WILL HELP ME FIND MYSELF AGAIN. I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT WE ALL LOVE AND MISS YOU TERRIBLY AND NOT A SECOND GOES BY IN THE DAY THAT YOU ARE NOT ON OUR MINDS. YOUR SOLDIERS WILL BE REDEPLOYING IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE, KEEP THEM SAFE AS YOU ALWAYS DID.
YOU ARE ONE LOVE, MY TRUE LOVE, MY ANGEL"
Sonya Galvan of Lubbock, Texas/USA

"My Beloved Son, Mom here again. Daniel I need you home, things are not going well here. Everything is falling apart, we have tried to keep the family together as much as possible but without you here nothing seems to matter. Please look down on all of your family that is falling apart and guide us back to each other again. We need you so much to help complete our family. Its been six months since you were taken from us so tragically and in such a senseless way. My mind and heart still will not except that I will never hear your voice or see your face and I will never be able to hug you again. I ask God every night Why did this have to happen to us or any one. We pray for all your fellow soldiers to come home safely to their loved ones. Loving you and missing you always."
Mom of Moore, Ok

"Hey my Brother,
There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you and the great times we have had. You are truely a one of a kind person who is able to touch the hearts of everyone you know, with out knowing that you did. You are the best friend a guy could ever have. From the smart-* pranks to the serious conversations we would have while smoking a nice fatties on the back pourch. We were supposed to go riding our bikes when you got back...well, just know you will be with me when I ride, I only have one bike so you have to ride on the back where the chics sit! Love ya! Forever in my thoughts and prayers. Also, Sonya & kids and Ernest, Nelda & Family, you all have my contact numbers, call me if you need me. Love you all.
Take care and God Bless,
Adam"
SFC McBride of Darmstadt, Germany

"I can't get you off my mind. What can I do without my best friend, my husband? You are in my every thought from the past, the present, and the future. I am so proud to be your wife. I will love you forever, my hero...my angel."
Mrs. Daniel Galvan of Lubbock, Texas

"Love you my angel, always....."
wife

"Thinking of you all the time and wishing you were home. I am trying very hard to be more positive. I could not do it without the help of the Galvan and Torres families and of course friends. Anna, Leanna, James....Thank you"
Sonya of Galvan

"To our Beloved Son, Daniel, It's us again, Mom and Dad. We are writing to wish you a Merry Christmas and yearn with all our hearts you were still here with us and the rest of the Family. This Christmas will find us with Sonya and our Grandkids to help fill the void of you not being here with them. We all miss you and love you so very much. Until we see you again all we can do is wish you were still here with us. Missing you,loving you,and longing to see you is our Christmas wish.
WHY?
Mom and Dad."
Blas E. & Nelda Galvan of Moore, OK

"Missing you and loving you all the time......forever"
wife of home

"Loving you...Sonya"

"Daniel, today I laid by you at our gravesite and I prayed to be by you once again. I am so lonely and lost without you. I can only blame the man you trusted with your life and can only wish that each day he lives with the guilt of taking my beautiful angel away from his family. You visited me in my dreams last night and you felt so real as I held your hand and I woke up with an unbearable pain that only your family knows what its like. Please help us to cope with your loss and the misery we face each day. I love and miss you terribly and await our reunion.
All of my love goes to you and our family. Missing you......your wife"
Mrs. Daniel Galvan of Lubbock, Texas

"It has been 4 months since the loss of our dear friend, Daniel and there has not been a day that has gone by that our thoughts, prayers and love have gone out to him and his loved ones. We were fortunate to be neighbors while he and his family were stationed in Schofield Barracks, HI. If anyone knew Daniel and his family, you knew that you were always welcomed in their home and more often than not, at the other end of one of their pranks. These times are especially etched in our hearts as we remember you and the time we spent together. To Daniel, THANK YOU for serving your country with all your heart and without reservations. To his parents and siblings, THANK YOU, for raising a fine son and soldier. And to Sonya, Audrey, Joe and of course Teddi, THANK YOU, for supporting him and bringing so much joy and love into our lives. Try to be strong and know that we miss you and are always here for you anytime, any day, and anywhere. Love and Aloha..."
Kekoa, Le-Anna, Ku'u and Napua Villarin of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii USA

"I'm Very Sorry that he has passed away, although he will always stay in our hearts."
Melissa of San Benito

"Our Dearest Daniel, Its us again, Mom and Dad. It has been four of the longest months of our lives since you left us and it all seems like it was just yesterday. Mom would like nothing more than to hug you and hear your voice once again. She misses you so much. There is no greater pain than a mother's pain. There isn't a day that goes by that she dosn't call your name and crys for you. If only God had spared you that day, she would be one of the happiest Mothers in the world. We wait for the day to see you, hold you and to hear your voice. We miss you more than words can ever say, and love you more than the deepest ocean. Mom and Dad"
Ernest and Nelda Galvan of Moore, OK

"Thank You.
You are Appreciated."
Jeremy Tompkins of Westmoore High - 1993

"To the family of Daniel Galvan, I was stationed with Daniel for a couple years at Riley. I will always remember his smile, and his great attitude. Even though we were in the worst unit in the army, he always motivated myself and others to stick it out one more day. Of course the parties at his quarters were great too...the guys from 1-13 were kind of like family. God Bless You Daniel, and your family as well...I know Teddi is missing you right now, :) SPC Chad Robinson"
Chad "Rob" Robinson of Arkansas

"Uncle Daniel, I pray for you everyday with my sister. I say "cheers to Daniel" when we drink. I love my uncle and miss him very much. I am sad because you died. My sister lost two teeth and got $2 from the tooth ferry. My dad misses you too."
Robert of San Antonio, TX.

"MRS> Galvan,

My prayers are definitely with you right now. I know you have lost something so precious and God has definitely gained something so dear. I am CPT Stephanie K. Green from Schofield Barracks. I'm originally from Fort Worth, Texas. I want you to stay strong my sister and remember that Daniel is always looking down from Heaven on you and your son. God Bless you.. God loves you and so do I!!!"
Stephanie Green of Bagram, Afghanistan

"My beloved Daniel... I am back home in Texas and miss you terribly. I try everyday to search for peace of mind and to understand why this has happened to our family. I feel that we are all falling apart and that there is no help for a brighter tomorrow. I need help with what I am going through from someone that has been in my shoes and that has been left with such saddness. I have lost all faith in god and I have placed my dreams and hopes into your hands. I called you my "Angel", so please protect the kids and I and help your family to see a brighter tomorrow.
I have always been so proud of the American Flag, but now I see your smiling face and how proud you were to be in the Army and to be an American. My forever love goes out to you, mom, dad, Ernesto, Marc, Erica...and all the rest of our family."
Sonya Galvan of home, Texas

"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"

"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 ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Daniel, Its been two months yesterday, I couldn't write yesterday it was just too painful. Even today as I write this I don't know if I can continue writing. Son,Mom and I love and miss you terrible. People keep telling us that we just need to focus in on your service to our country, that we should be proud of you, that you were doing something you believed in, that you got to do what you loved. We know all that, we see all that, we understand all that, what people dont't know is that we were proud of you before you did all that, call us selfish but we just want you home with us. Mom and I love you, we are proud of you and we will miss and mourn you for the rest of our lives.

Mom and Dad"
Blas E. Galvan, MSG, USA, Retired of Moore, OK

"Yesterday an entire country experienced their first free election.
I hope that it put a smile on Daniel's face as he watched from above. With out
he and his comrades it would never have happened. All of us here back home are lost but not for your bravery.
Thank you all. And God Bless your loved ones."
C. Long of Bakersfield Ca. USA

"10.10.04 Daniel I pray for you everyday! I love you uncle Daniel!"
Justin Sierra of Lubbock, Texas USA

"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

"SGT Galvan's family, may God uphold you in these times of sorrow. Thank you for defending this country and for paying the ultimate sacrifice. From an ex-Army veteran (2nd Infantry Division, Korea), God speed."
Alfonso R. Galvan of San Antonio, Texas

"To the Family of Sgt Daniel Galvan:
We share your pain. We have been and will continue to lift your family up in our prayers. Greater love hath no man that this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
If there is any way we can help please contact us @ justontthacker@sunlitsurf.com
The Family of LCpl Juston T Thacker, USMC KIA 6/24/04 AFGHANISTAN"
T E Sisk of Princeton WV

"I'm a reporter in the Rio Grande Valley writing a commemoration on local soldiers. 956-683-3824

Please call me if you'd like to be included in the commemoratio"
david robledo of McAllen

"I'm a reporter in the Rio Grande Valley writing a commemoration on local soldiers. 956-683-3824

Please call me if you'd like to be included in the commemoratio"
david robledo of McAllen

"To SGT Galvan's family & friends our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We feel your sorrow and pain. Thank you SGT Galvan for the ultimate sacrifice you gave of yourself for your country. You are a great american hero.


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

"to the Galvan family, My brother, Chris Duffy was KIA june 4, 2004, in Sadr City, Iraq. I understand your pain, it hurts everyday. Reading this website always makes me feel better, as I hope it does for you. Please know you have so many prayers going out to your family. God Bless your entire family.
Rachel Duffy
njshoregrrl25@yahoo.com"
rachel of Jackson nj

"We feel truly blessed to have been friends of Daniel Galvan, We are also very sad that he is gone. Daniel,you will forever be in our hearts and thoughts. We will be praying for his family. God bless you all"
Robbie and April Adkins of Blanchard, OK /U.S.A.

"To the Galvan Family,
I am so honored to have known Daniel. He was so warm and friendly, and always ready to help. He was a great host, great friend, oustanding husband, and fantastic father. He was even good to animals, which those of you who know Teddi are aware of. I remember she would become a different dog when Daniel walked in!
I just want everyone to know that I am so proud of Daniel, and of his family. Sonya, Audrey and Joseph are so strong, and are protected by this blanket of love that surrounds them, so thank you to all their friends and family.
God Bless You All, and I can't wait to see you guys again. Tom and I are always here for you guys...aloha!"
Jen Davidick of Schofield Barracks, HI

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide comfort for your family in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten. For the family/friends: May time provide happy loving memories in place of present sorrows. Look to the sky for in the infinite meadows of Heaven the bright shining stars bloom....the forget-me-nots of angels. God bless you and thank you."
a grateful family in Phoenix, AZ

""Yea though I walk through the valley of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me." Psalm 23:4"
Mazin Enwiya of Chicago, IL

"Dear Sgt. Galvan and Family,
I do not know you and your family directly, but I do know you were a fellow human being and a fellow American. I greatly admire you and your family for the sacrifices you have made for all of us! You will forever be in our prayers and may God Bless you and keep your family safe and strong. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"
Amanda Padilla and Family of Lubbock, TX

"Daniel, Mom and Dad Love and miss you with every breath that we take. It may be hard to tell through our sobs and tears but we are so proud of you. Do not worry about Sonya, the kids and Teddi, Mom,Dad and your brothers and sister will take good care of them.

Our family would like to thank all who have postedfor their kind words and thoughts. Please keep all of our soldiers in your prayers and if you can spare a minute we would appreciate a special one for Daniel."
Blas E. Galvan of Moore, OK, USA

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

"Dear Daniel Galvan,
Bless you for the ultimate sacrifice you paid. I did not know Daniel on a personal level but I have known Sonya, Joseph and Audrey for many, many years. Sonya is my sister's sister-in-law and has always been a very kind person. I know that there is not any way to describe the loss of a loved one but I know that we can celebrate their life. It looks like through the messages left we already have. God Bless you Sonya, Joseph and Audrey I will continue to remember you in my thoughts and prayers."
Mindy & Ricardo Flores of Lubbock, Tx

"Daniel Galvan was a good, family man with a big heart. No doubt about it! He, Sonya & their kids welcomed us with open arms into their home-- rain or shine. They were extremely kind, warm-hearted, friendly & accommodating family. We were stationed in Fort Riley, KS with them for 4 yrs. It was a pleasure having met Galvan. I used to joke about having his dog Teddy for dinner. :-) Sonya & Galvan's famous BBQ parties will forever be remembered by our family. Galvan was kind to my son & a great friend to my husband Scott, who is deeply saddened.
To Sonya, Audrey & Joe: words cannot convey how deeply sorry we are for your loss. Keep in mind that Daniel is now in good hands with the Lord & will never have to experience any sort of pain or suffering. His memory will forever live on in our hearts & thoughts. Daniel, you'll be greatly missed by those who were fortunate enough to have met & known you.
Sonya, if you ever need anything, anytime, anywhere--- we're only an e-mail or a phone call away. If you need someone to chat with, don't hesitate to contact us. That's what friends are for.
Take it one day at a time. You'll be in our prayers, today & always."
Ginn, wife of Scott Terrio of Fort Campbell, KY

"SGT Daniel Galvan was one of my closest friends. I was stationed with Galvan for four years in KS. Throughout the years, I always had someone I could count on and talk to. He and I leaned on each other. No matter what the situation, I knew I could count on him to be there and give me advice. Galvan always had a purpose and direction. He always set goals and conquered them. I admired that about him. One of his biggest goals was to fly. Again, he achieved his goal. Many people go throughout life not really enjoying what they do or did. I know that Galvan loved what he was doing. He talked all the time about wanting to fly. Sometimes I would get tired of hearing him say that he wanted to fly. But when he went to school and changed his MOS (job) and began flying, I was so happy for him. That's what he and I did that really mattered-- we shared each other's accomplishments. There was never any jealousy between us. (Maybe a little when he took my money at poker). We were happy for each other whenever we succeeded. Galvan, I will always admire the strength, honor and compassion that you shared with each and every person you came in contact with. I will always be your buddy."
Scott Terrio of Ft. Campbell, KY

"Although we don't understand why you were taken so soon and so young, we do know that you were happy. You shared so much with so many.
We will go on knowing that your courage and willingness to serve made a difference in this world. May you find peace wherever you are. And may our Lord greet you with open arms."
Veronica Torres of San Antonio, Texas

"Daniel was my brother-in-law and we had a very special relationship. We joked and tried to get the better of one another, always. We both loved riding motorcyles and shooting so we always had something to talk about. We always had something new that we wanted and wondered how we would have to bribe our wives to get it. Daniel was very good to me and my family but especially to my baby sister and kids. That's all that really mattered to me or any of us, is that they were happy. My love and prayers go out to Sonya and the kids and also to Daniel's family. Thankyou for letting your son be such a big part of our lives. We loved him and will miss him greatly."
Cesario K. Torres of San Antonio, TX.

"To Bobby'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 your soldier's bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

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

"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

"God sent Daniel to our family when we least expected it. Who was this guy? Let me tell who Daniel was "an angel" sent from heaven for my baby sister, he was her inspiration, he was her life with every breath she took. Daniel was also a father to Audrey and Joseph he loved them so much and demonstrated his love in so many ways. Daniel came into their life when their lives seemed to have taken a very sad turn then there was "Daniel" when they needed him most. God works in mysterious ways. Daniel was good to us all. I remeber when my dad had a heart attack and Daniel refused to leave the hospital the entire week he was in Lubbock. Do you know where he slept? Of course where else under my father's hospital bed. This was just the way he was and I believe in my heart this is what he demonstrated on August 12th. Daniel was NOT going to let something happen to anyone on his helecopter not while he was on board. He was a loving brother-in-law to us, BUT above ALL he was the best thing that ever happened to Sonya, Joseph and Audrey. Daniel gave his live to preserve the rights we share as Americans. Daniel was proud to be a "Soldier" and we are proud Daniel was a member of our family. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. I consider myself very fortunate to have crossed paths with Daniel. We Love You Daniel and know you are taking care of us from "Heaven".

Love you Junior, Nena & Justin Sierra"
Nena Sierra of Lubbock, Texas/USA

"Dear Daniel,
We want to thank you for your courage,your devotion and your brave service to this country. You and Sonya took us in as part of your of your family, you gave us food and your money at the poker table. You will always have a special part in our hearts and lives. We want you to know that along with you, we'll be looking over your family and supporting them through these hard times. So you can lay in peace knowing that your family is taken care of just like you would want to take care of them. You will always be their and our insparation to do and be better. You lived your dream, and the least we can do is help your family live out theirs. We love you so much Daniel, and we will talk to you in our prayers tonight, tomorrow, and in days to come. Please inspire us so we can make your wishes come true.

Love,
your adopted family"
Anna & Jeff Poquette of Waianae, Hawaii

"I am so proud of you my angel. I am honored to be your best friend and wife. People may never find what we had in their entire lifetime, but we were so blessed to have had seven years together and now a lifetime of wonderful memories. I cry because I miss you, I cry because I am so proud of you, and I cry most of all because my love for you is so strong. Our children will become inspirations to all because of what you instilled in them and yet they will be able to laugh at the world as you did through your enthusiasiam for fun and adventure. I promise to make our dreams come true if you hold my hand through my prayers. I will one day be with you my love so we can continue our journey toether.

For all the support from friends, family, and fellow Americans....Thank you from the bottom of my heart and continue to support our troops. Be proud to have freedom and be able to be called an American....Sgt Daniel L Galvan would have wanted that."
Mrs. Daniel Galvan of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

"To my youngest brother Daniel. I love you and will never forget your sacrifice."
Ernesto Galvan of Moore, Oklahoma

"Thank you Daniel Galvan, 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 Sgt. Daniel Galvan:
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 Sgt. Daniel Galvan:
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