Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Daniel A. Bader


28, of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Bader was on board a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter when it went down in Al Fallujah, Iraq. The cause of the incident is unknown and an investigation is underway. Bader was assigned to Air Defense Artillery Battery, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on November 2, 2003.

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"I just wanted to let you know I'm still thinking about you, Bud!"
Dan Hendrix of Grand Junction, CO

"I love you daddy."
Taryn Bader

"13 years brother, and it still replays like it is happening right now. Until we meet again on the Green......BRAVE RIFLES"
SGT Jason Chapell

"tomorrow is twelve years and it aint getting any easier. I miss you brother."
(gunny) steven mullins of dellrose tn

"For the past 12 years, my Brother at Arms, I have thought about you. We were in school together in Fort Bliss, assigned to C 1/44 ADA together then again assigned together to Predator Battery (ADA Battery) 1/3 ACR. When we all left to Iraq, we were all brothers for life. You were one of those people everyone looked up to and admired. When I left the Army in 2003, a part of me stayed with all of you brothers. On November 3, 2003, I got the call, saying God wanted another soldier for his Army. He definitely got the Best one that could be sent. Every time I hear the National Anthem, Taps or see the US Flag at Half Staff, I think about you and all my fallen brothers. I am sorry it has taken 12 years for this to be written.
To the Bader family, May God bless and be with all of you and you all will remain in my prayers for ever."
William F. Porter Jr of Belen, New Mexico

"I will always remembers SSG Bader as a good man and soldier while serving with him in C 1/44 ADA at Fort Carson. He influenced my personal growth and my approach to life through his thoughtful, mature, and caring interaction with others. Thank you Dan...."
John Moxley of Woodbridge, VA

"Dan, today marks the 10th anniversary of the day you were taken from us.. We miss and love you very much..You will never be forgotten..."
Dusty Shelton- Sister in law of Colorado Springs, CO

"It has been a long time, but I'll never forget Dan and his leadership. When Dan came to my platoon, it was a calamity of circumstances...we certainly didn't get along, that's for sure. However, over time, Dan taught me the meaning of trusting my NCOs, and from that point forward he was the best of the platoon. I learned a lot from Dan, and certainly never will forget him. His memorial bracelet is never off my wrist, a constant reminder of his leadership and courage to jump into the fight without regard to himself. My thoughts and prayers to Dan's family during this Memorial Day. --Predator 41"
John Aardappel of Vienna, VA

"Uncle Dan, almost 9 years! i miss you very much. i wish you could be with us still this day.
November 2, 2003
Gone But Not Forgotten"
Joey Miller of Colorado Springs

"Dan its been a long time but I LOVE AND MISS YOU
Love your only niece
<3"
kylie shelton of colorado spings

"I realize it has been quite some time since we lost Daniel, but I have been out of touch with those whom I once served with. I knew Daniel when he was a CPL and even then it was easy to tell that he had greater things ahead of him. One of the few memories I can still easily bring to mind from my days at Ft Carson are of Daniel ensuring that I had folded my uniforms in a way that would prevent them from wrinkling. While the act may seem small it was something that I looked to as an example during my short career in the Army and now as a father. Daniel was already busy working with his own squad but still stopped to take the time to help me out; I was new to the Army and Ft Carson, was leaving on one of my first deployments, and was a little nervous. Daniel had no obligation to me personally or professionally but still took the time to offer his help. Daniel helped me move quickly from an e-1 to an e-4. I hope this message finds the Bader family in a good place and offer my condolences as late as they are."
Jeremiah Probasco of Middleton WI

"As the 3d ACR completes it's fourth, and final, tour in Iraq as part of Operation NEW DAWN - we honor those who have laid such a costly sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom... BRAVE RIFLES... God bless you and your family."
CSM Hunt XVIIIth RCSM 3d ACR of COS Kalsu, Iraq

"Hey Dan, Josh just reminded me brother. You haven't left my mind!"
SFC Scott D. Askew of Lawton, OK

"I wear Daniel's hero bracelet every day. I will wear it as I ride across country with the Run for the Wall (rftw.org). We ride to honor and heal all veterans from all wars, past and present. It is with honor that I wear this bracelet of a fallen hero."
Paula Taylor of Austin, Texas

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3
A hundred times a day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving. - Albert Einstein"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

""To the family of Daniel A. Bader ,I am so sorry for the loss of your love one.He died a hero.May you know the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to pray with you or talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church,Rev John B Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015""

"I miss you. Fiddlers green my friend."
Ramirez of Colorado Springs

"I served with SSG Bader for 2 years in C/1-44 ADA Fort Carson. There was no finer NCO, I served with than Dan Bader. He would go out of his way to help anyone. Dan is a credit to what all soldiers should aspire to be. Dan left a lasting impression for all who knew him ."
SFC Ralph Morton of FT Bliss TX

"There are only a few people in my life that I respected more. You didn't demand it, you didn't expect it, but any and all who knew you freely gave it. You are a man in your own right that no one can ever compare. You are many things to many people and have touched our heart and souls. You will never be forgotten SSG Daniel A. Bader.
"Brave Riffles!""
Schank, Johnathon of Hendersonville, TN

"It's been six years now and I still think of you all the time and wish I could have been there instead of you. Your family has my deepest thoughts and I still dream about that last roadmarch when you came up and said "let's go tubby". I hope no one ever let's you out of their thoughts."
(Gunny) Steven Mullins of Athens, Alabama

"Dan- I miss your friendship and the times we had growing up. You are my hero. There is not a day that goes by that I do not reminisce when you, Rob and I hung out at Papa Bader's house playing spades. I miss you much friend.

Ernie"
Ernie Arispe of Tucson, AZ

"Remembering my brother and roommate. Gone but not forgotten."
Montigo of NC

"The other night, on the five-year anniversary, I removed the hero/remembrance bracelet that I wore in Dan's honor. I had been wearing it continuously since my aunt (Dan's mother) sent it to me after the funeral.
I wore it all this time because Dan deserved to be remembered and I didn't want to forget for a moment. He deserved to be honored, as do all our troops.
I feel naked without the band around my wrist, but just because the metal is now in a special case doesn't mean I don't remember his sacrifice every day. I will never forget."
Kelly (cousin) of Omaha, NE

"I would like to thank everybody for there kind and thoughtful words. Five years have gone by already. It doesn't seem that long ago that Taryn and Myself found out that he was gone. Even though it has been tough we are making it. Thank you again to everybody. The Kline family thank you..We miss you guys, and yes you all were very little when it happened.."
Tiffany Bader of Colorado Springs

"dan will always be remembered in my family, though i was young when i knew him i know my father will always remember him. dan was like an uncle to me and my siblings. the night my father, scott kline recieved the news about dan we auttomaticly knew. i don't have many memories of dan but the ones i do have are very good ones.we miss him a lot and we all wish that he could have gotten home safly. even though he didn't he died serving our country. i know that he has made and inpact on many peoples lives and even though he is no longer with us he and the changes in the world he has made still are.we miss him very much!my family wishes the best to tiffany and taryn"
lilly and janelle kline of millheim Pa

"You will never be forgotten friend...brother...comrade.

Memorial Day 2008"
SFC Scott D. Askew of Fort Shafter, HI

"HI I AM CPL JASON BEWLEY I SERVED UNDER SSG BADER IN OIF 1 WITH THE PREDITIOR BTRY 3RD ACR. SSG BADER WAS REALLY A HUGE INFLUENCE ON MY LIFE AND CAREER IN THE ARMY HE TAUGHT ME EVERYTHING I KNOW NOW ABOUT HOW TO OPERATE IN IRAQ AND HELPED ME THROUGH ALOT OF BAD TIMES. I AM NOW A RECRUITER IN TOLEDO OHIO AND EVERYDAY I WAKE UP AND START THE DAY SSG BADER IS THE REASON I TRY SO HARD TO FIND A SOLDIER LIKE HIM AND I TELL HIS STORY ABOUT HIM AND I TO THE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE MAKING THE SAME CHOICE THAT HE DID AND I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THAT SSG BADER'S MOTHER FOR LETTING ME BE THERE WITH HER DURING THE MEMORIAL SERVICE I WAS HONORED TO HELP IN ANY WAY THAT I COULD I WILL NEVER FORGET"
CPL (P) JASON M. BEWLEY of TOLEDO, OHIO

"March 28, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Daniel A. Bader:
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

"Dan, you will never be forgotten.

Nov. 2, 2007"
SFC Scott D. Askew of Honolulu, HI

"I ran across this site on accident, but I'm glad I did. I knew Dan and his family from early in HS. His brother Dave was one of my first friends when I came to CO. I keep his memorial paperwork up on my fridge to remind me every day of his personal and family's sacrifices. It was good to read that post by Brian, I often wondered what happened to you. And Dave if you read this feel free to email me, your never far from my thoughts..you hick ;)

Keith (email: keith_v at comcast dot net)"
Keith Vongunden of Colorado

"I want to send SSG Bader"s family my condolence. SSG Bader was my first Team-Chief in C 2/44 ADA in Ft Carson Co.from 98 to 99. He was a great leader who I looked up to and wanted to emulate. Miss you Bro."
SSG JOYNER TRAVIS L of FT CAMPBELL, KY.

"Dear Bader Family,
I had the honor of knowing Dan during high school. Both Dan, David, and I played sports together and I have great memories of Dan and I competing for the 152lb spot on the wrestling team.

I served in the military and am now teaching fifth grade. I want you to know that I read the article written in the Gazette about Dan's service and sacrifice to our country to my students every year on September 11th. I want you to know that his memory lives on.

I will be running the Marine Corps Marathon this year on October 28th in his memory."
Brian Shea of Augusta, Georgia

"Yesterday I asked if I could wear my Dad's hero bracelet made from www.herobracelets.org. It is in honor of Staff Sgt Daniel A. Bader and I will be wearing his name on my wrist. I cannot thank him for his service however I will let others know that his name will live on and that I'm proud of his service."
Daniel Alden Roberson of Summerville, South Carolina

"It has been nearly 4 years since that tragic day. Yet every day when I put on the uniform I think of what kind of NCO my brother was and how he believed that "mission first, soldiers always". I try to live up to the same. Growing up I always looked up to him even though I am older. He was truly the best friend anyone could ask for. No matter how big the fight was he would stand up with you. What a great honor it is for him to be my brother. I truly am greatful for the sacrifice he made as well as our other fallen comrades have made. Our country remains to have freedoms that other countries wish they had. It is these sacrifices that our heros have made that nobody can take away from us. I appreciate these wonderful messages left on this message board. Thank you and God's Speed"
1LT David Bader of Columbia, SC

"It has taken me awhile to write this because it's hard to do. SSG Bader and Tiffany were good friends to our family. I served with SSG Bader for three years in C/144 ADA. He made me many times look at myself as an NCO to see if I was carring my self correctly, because he was at all times. My most memorable time with SSG Bader is when he was on leave preparing for Korea. My grandfather had passed away. Being a vetern of WWII he was intitled a military funeral, but wasn't to recieve one. I told SSG Bader about this and he replied "if the Air Force won't honor him then we will." So SSG Bader and I drove to my home town with Class A's in hand and honored him with a two man military funeral service. Now SSG Bader didn't have to volunteer to do something like this but that's the kind of soldier he was,and my family will always remember him. To this day every time I hear Taps played or the National Anthem SSG Bader is who I think of. Thank you SSG Bader and Tiffany for the memories and the friendship."
Chris McGrew of Arkansas

"My Dearest Dan,
I think of you with love today but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and the days before that, too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. now all I have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is my keepsake with which I'll never part. God has you in his keeping, I will always have you in my heart; as love is forever.

It doesn't seem possible it has been three years since I heard the tragic news of Dan's passing. Thank you to all of you who have sent in your kind words and messages to our family. Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered."
Mom (Lona Bader) of Colorado Springs, CO

"Dan, I think about you nearly everyday.

The weird/eery thing is that Dan took my place when I left ADA, 1/3 ACR in the Battery TOC. I remember telling my family that if I went, I would be in a rear echelon area and rarely in danger. I still remember the morning I got the news from MSG Gilmer's wife that Dan had died. Although we weren't too close, I still remember how he led. I know it sounds corny, but SSG Pokorny, SSG Bader and SPC Penisten(3 guys I knew that died in Iraq) are the reason I try to live my life to fullest. If I don't they went in vain.

Tiffany, I met you once, but I'm sure you don't remember. You and Dan were sitting in his truck right before we went to some field exercise. God bless you and your family."
SSG Scott D. Askew of Colorado Springs, CO

"Tiffany,
My name is Eli Harris. I served with Dan at FT. Carson. He was my Team Chief for one year, at ADA 1/3 ACR. Dan was the bravest man I have ever known. He always put the needs of others above his own,he was the best NCO a soldier could work for. Dan always led by example, and showed no fear. Dan is a credit to what all soldiers should aspire to be. Dan left a lasting impression for all who knew him. I am greatly sorry for your loss, and may Dan be given peace from God."
Eli Harris of Green Bay, WI

"Goodbye my friend, I have lost another good friend and I think about you a lot, there were way to many times we were tired and dirty and just wanted to sleep but you helped me to drive through the pain on road marches and ranges. I still have the pictures of the last saw range we were at not sure if I got you in one have to look. I know your in a better place."
SSG (R) Steven (Gunny) Mullins of redstone arsenal, alabama

"Our friend was Seargent Jerome Lemon he died in Iraq he was a good man and our hearts are breaking that he had to go this way. Red and myself will truely miss him."
Jackie Hutchinson of Johns Island, SC Charleston County

"Me and Dan were next door neighbors in the barracks when we were stationed together at Ft. Lewis, Washington. What a great soldier! He was a great person (sense of humor was unmatched), and good people to be around. Hey Dan, as you watch us from above with the most high, with His blessings, keep us out of harms way, bro. We'll miss you dearly. May God bless your family and ease their pain. Amen."
Walter Hynson of Ft. Bliss, Texas

"My name is SSG Joshua McElroy, I served with Dan during OIF. There are so many things that I could say about this great man and outstanding soldier. He was so many great things to so many people. I found a poem that I think describes him and many others. I don't know the author of this poem.

The soldier stood and faced God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as brightly as his brass

"Step Foward Now, you Soldier"
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek
To my Chruch have you been true

The soldier squared his shoulders
said "No Lord, I guess I ain't"
Because those of us who carry guns
Can't Always be a Saint.

I've had to work most Sundays
And at times my talk was tough
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough

But, I Never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep,

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here,
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears

If you've a place for me here, Lord
It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the Throne
Where the Saints had often trod
As the soldier stood at Attention
For the Judgement of his God

"Step forward now, you Soldier,
You have bor your burdens well!"
Walk peacefully on heavens streets
You have done your time in hell...

I honestly do not think it can be said any better than that.

"Fallen, but never forgotten!""
Joshua McElroy of El Paso, Tx

"WOW!!! I am so humbled by all the messages I have read. Dan was good at every thing that he did he would always give 110%. I am so lucky to have shared talks with him and holidays with him. I will miss those days. I will always remeber him as being funny and always joking around. I miss him calling me Becky Lo. Before he went over I was pregnant with my last son My husband and I named him Alan Daniel Bader. I can't wait to tell our son how his uncle Dan is a hero. Dan was one cool Brother in law. I miss you Dan! I am married to his older brother David Bader who is also in the army. Hugs and kisses to Tif and Taryn"
Rebecca Bader of Columbida, SC

"DANIEL BADER WAS THE GREATEST SOLDIER AND MAN MANY HAVE HAD THE HONOR TO KNOW.
I WAS VERY LUCKY TO HAVE KNOWN HIM FOR THE 6 YEARS I KNEW HIM. HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED IN OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR KIND AND LOVING WORDS. I WAS DANIELS SISTER IN LAW.
WITH ALL OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS"
DANA KIM ROB AND JOEY MILLER of FOUNTAIN COLORADO

"STINGER TOUGH HOOH! a 5/5 ada"

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Damien and Katherine Windt of Corpus Christi Texas.

"Hello I served with sgt Bader in South Korea I was at Camp Casey and he was my seargent in my stinger platoon.
I am saddened by the loss of such a good man and a good friend. He got me through a very difficult tour in Korea and got me home safe.
many a time I have told my wife of the relationship of our platoon and how Sgt Bader was a good man and a good Nco. I will miss him greatly. Sorry for your loss."
Damien C Windt Spc of Corpus Christi Texas

"I would just like to thank everybody for there kinds words about my husband, Dan, he was a great man and a good father to our little girl, Dan died doing what he loved, and if we could change that fathiful day, he would probably do it all over again, he was a committed soldier."
Tiffany Bader of Fountain Colorado

"Daniel you put us all to shame. I didnt know you but I wanted to you...to say thankyou for what you did.
You and the other brave, brave men and women who are prepared to lose their lives for another mans freedom, are undoubtedly the finest humans there are.
We sit it the warmth and safety of our homes, and watch in horror on our television sets as you all go through through the umimaginable without a second thought. We question you orders but you do not. We will honour you continually in our prayers and thank you not only for our own freedom, but that of the country you are fighting to set free! May it come soon so the children of Iraq can grow up in peace and opportunity, without war torn vision and the bitterness that comes with losing their own loved ones. I thank God that it is not me or my own loved ones who suffer at the hands of people who consider life cheap, and use death as a $2 bargaining chip to scare and threaten us. I only hope that whenever I am faced with fighting evil (on a smaller scale), and whats right and fair in my day to day life, that I will possess half of your courage. I, for one, wiil not let your death go by without deep gratitude. We must never allow ourselves to become desensitised to the terrible things that are happening right outside our door even if it means turning off our tvs and refusing to read the dramatised reports and accounts of your suffering in tabloid newspapers and media. No amount of shock reporting, or Hollywood Blockbusters, can come close to how shocking it actually is for you all. I imagine that the real thing, and the heightned senses and emotions that come with it once you realise it this isnt a movie and there is a very real chance you will die, are so horrific that they simply cant be put into two dimensions no matter what. Thank you for going through so much, without question, under questionable orders from your president. The Iraqi soil is so far removed in every way from your (and my) home. I am happy to know you and the others are now at peace for eternity on universal, eternal, unpredjudiced and FREE, heavenly soil. This is my prayer to you and all Soliders who continually fight for freedom and justice with the belief and hope that it will eventually lead to peace and a better world for all mankind; "God, May the soul of Daniel and the others be rewarded in every good way possible and may they easily find the true happiness and peace, that seems to be so elusive these days on Earth, in Heaven with You forever. Amen."
By the way, Daniel, you are not a "Fallen" Hero to me. It is only your body that has "fallen", and eventually that would have happened anyway. Its just that you were chosen (and chose) to allow your body to be used for the most honourable cause there is...freedom! When you died on Earth, You were raised to the highest platform there is...Heaven! I bet the Angels dont look at you as a Fallen Hero! Thankyou...and I will thankyou again someday face to face."
Lyn Challands of Melbourne Australia

"I am sorry to hear about your loss. I had a friend, Steven Conover who was also killed in Iraq. My heart goes out to your family and I know that Daniel is okay now. God Bless your family."
Kelly Hieatt of Wilmington, Ohio

"I would just like to thank everyone for there message. I am sorry I havnt seen them till now. Dan was the older brother I always wanted. It killed me when I found out of his death. And know I am here fighting the same fight as him. I am Dans 1st Cousin from Palmer. I loved him very much and I miss him even more."
SGT Bader, Gregory of Palmer NE

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

"My husband was in the same unit as SSG Bader until July of 2002. We both wanted to express our deepest sympathy to his wife and daughter, i cant even begin to imagine becaue they are living my worst nightmare. May god be with you and always know that your hsuband is truly a hero. My husband who is presently in iraq with the 1st Armored division was in shock when i told him of SSG Baders death. It is tough loving the men we do because of thier job but that makes us the strong women that we are. I pray that you may find some kind fo peace so that you can go on but always remember Daniel."
SSG Patrick Kidder &Family of Germany

"To SSgt Bader's Family:
Though we are strangers, we want you to know how sorry we are your Daniel was taken from you. He is our hero. We will never forget. You are in our hearts."
Carol & Larry Miller of Tampa, Florida (2/24/04)

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

"Rest in peace brave soldier!"
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Light a candle for your fallen soldier.

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"My name is Corrie Simpson and my older brother Steven Conover died in the same helicopter attack as Daniel! I send my condolences to his family. I am so sorry for you loss. He was a true American hero and I am thankful for the sacrafices that he made for my freedom. You are in my thoughts and prayer. Feel free to contact me; simpsongirl2003@aol.com. God Bless."
Corrie Simpson of Wilmington, Ohio 45177

"Dan's commitment to duty and leadership made him stand out when I arrived at Ft Carson in 98. He was a great man who always put his soldiers first. My stomach turned when I read his name. I will never forget when we faced one another in "the greatest wrestling match 1/44 ADA had ever seen". You are missed. My most heartfelt condolences to the Bader family - May God watch over you always."
SGT Jered Herndon of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

"Daniel was my first room mate while we were stationed together at Fort Lewis. Not only in the barracks but we rented an apartment also.
He was a person that had a good attitude and always was willing to go the extra mile.
Serve Strong and Proud My Friend"
SFC Montigo White of Fort Rucker, AL

"Thank you Daniel Bader, 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 for Dan. My husband was also on that fatal flight that day. I know the pain you are going through. May we always make our loved ones proud by the way we honor them for the rest of our lives. Our tears will never stop falling, but someday I hope our hearts will find a way to deal with the pain. Dosent see possible right now. May thoses who died continue to give us strength to go on."
Karen Fisher of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

"To the Family of Dan Bader:
My prayers and symphathies go out to you with your loss. He was a leader of my Boy Scout troop, and taught a lot of people a lot of things, He will be missed."
Gus Baumgart of Littleton, CO

"To the family and Friends of Daniel Bader. My name is Erich Lippert, I am another former school mate of Dan's and my heart goes out to his wife and daughter. Dan was a good man and will be missed by us all."
Erich D. Lippert of Colorado Springs, CO

"Dear family and friends of Daniel A. Bader,
My name is Jason Rafter, a Colorado Springs native and former school-mate of Danís. Although having lost touch with Dan following high school, it should be stated that Dan was and will always be thought of as a good friend. It is my hope in writing this letter that I could honor Dan for the person that he was and the joy that he brought to others lives. Best wishes along with comfort in these most difficult of times."
Jason Rafter of Biel, Switzerland

"My heartfelt sympathies to the family of Daniel A. Bader. My brother, Daniel N. Bader, was killed in an Air Force B-52 crash in December, 1982. We know how you feel."
Jane Bader Bugni of Tampa, FL

"My thoughts & prayers go out to all the Military men and women who are at war and especially those who have lost their lives. May God bless you forever. Thank you for everything, you are my hero! Rest in peace."
Amanda K Casas of San Diego, Tx

"To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Daniel Bader:
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 Staff Sgt. Daniel Bader:
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