Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Danny P. Dietz

25, of Littleton, Colorado.
Dietz died while conducting counter-terrorism operations in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. Coalition forces located the sailor while conducting a combat search and rescue operation July 4, 2005 in Kunar Province. Dietz’s whereabouts had been unknown since June 28, 2005. He was assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Two, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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"A deep appreciation for your sacrifice on this day of remembrance ."
Leimbach-Glass of Central City , NE.

"Thank you so much for your service and sacrifice for our country. My condolences to your friends, family and fellow comrades. Fair winds and following seas."
jeffrey k. Heck USAF 82-86 of columbus ohio

"In memory of a great person who reminds us that Freedom is NOT free!! please contact me in regards to a event i would like to dedicate to danny in keeping his memory alive. donleonhart@rocketmail.com May the good lord continue to give you strengh."
don leonhart of denver, colo.

"My familly and I will never forget what Danny did for our country in the Hindu Kush mountains. I found out about Operation Redwing through the book "Lone Survivor" and was extremely moved by the bravery of Seal Team 10. Danny will never be forgotten, I will never forget what he did for our Country. Since I read "Lone Survivor", not a day goes by that I don't think about Danny, Michael and Axelson. There are no words that can describe their bravery. This country is very proud of having men like Danny, men that step up to the plate when Liberty is in jeopardy. Rest in Peace Danny. I believe in Jesus Christ and I know that you are resting with Him in Heaven right now. He has had a special spot for you in Heaven since the day you were born."
Juan Cerecedo of Yuma, Az

"To Friends and Family of Danny Dietz- to say he was a hero cant begin to cover what he & his Brothers do/did for our country. He will be remembered for all eternity.
Lone Survior is the Best Book I have ever read. DI OPRESSOR LIBER- You gave your all for my country & it will not be forgotten. THANK YOU will never be enough- not for you, your brethern or your families. May you know the LOVE & Peace of our Lord. GOD BLESS!"
Cara S. of Tucker, GA

"Another year passed by...
You and your SEAL brothers will be never forgotten..."
felipe espinosa of amstelveen, the netherlands

"i am truly thankfull for everything danny did for our country....i cant express the heroism, valor, love, selflessness and so many other honorable things that danny did. i would just like to express my appreciation. hes a hero."
koby rose of louisville kentucky

"Danny, thank you for who you are and the ultimate sacrfice that you gave for our country and for our freedom. words cannot describe the hero that you will always be. I read the book from your fellow SEAL and I am proud that this country has people like you, God Bless you Danny, a true warrior and hero"
MSgt Poeppel USAF Ret. of Denver, CO.

"Danny, You are a hero in my heart. Ive read lone survivor a trillion times. And i feel like i die everytime i read about you. You gave your everything and died for us. Your are my inspiration to make it through BUDS. R.I.P, i will never forget you, or your sacrifce. Thank you, for everything."
Chris Steverson of Blackshear, Ga

"The soldiers do not speak. Nevertheless, they are heard in the still houses: who has not heard them? They have a silence that speaks for them at night and when the clock counts. They say: We are young. We have died. Remember us. They say: We have done what we could but until it is finished it is not done. They say: We have given our lives but until it is finished no one can know what our lives gave. They say: Our deaths are not ours: they are yours they will mean what you make them. They say: Weather our lives and our deaths are for peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say: it is you who must say this. They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young. they say. We have died. Remember us:"
William D Taylor of Disabled Vet. USN BM3

"To Fiends and Family of Danny Dietz, He was a hero to say the least, I have also read the personal account of what he and his teams members did. Lone Survior is the Best Book I have ever read. he will be remembered for eternty as a man the fought for our Freedom"
SFC Robert Miller Retired of Arvada, Colorado

"Out gunned, and out manned, you still stood with your brothers and fought like a FROG! God bless you brother."

"To the friends and family of Danny. I will never forget that day, and the tragedies that followed. May God bless you and your family. Psalms 91. NSWDG"
Mike of TN

"You will always be remembered by the few that had the pleasure to swim beside you!"
"Grumpy" Ex-Operator of Florida

"True heros will never be forgotten. Thank you and God Bless the ones you left behind."
Melissa Tarbox of York, Maine

"Thank you for your fallen action, i looked up to you, and i respect you for your sacrifice to our country. I am looking forward to becoming a Navy SEAL Coreman. I will avenge your honor. In loving memory and honor for a fallen comrade, you will always be with us in this war."
Ian w. Pontinen of Denver, CO. 80212

"danny, i have never met you, and i have only known you and your fellow soldiers who have died with you that day in hindu kush mountain through the internet....you guys serves an inspiration to many...with tears in my eyes, i thank you and your brothers at arms for your sacrifices...i have read a lot of books but none of them made me cry and made a great impact...only your story does...you will never be forgotten...the enemies were able to kill your mortal body but your spirit will be deathless forever...rest in peace danny..."
rasmia of philippines

"Danny, Your grit and fight till the end was that of a selfless elite Warrior. Some have it but most don't. You did and your actions were inspirational. My complete admiration to the best of the best.... Danny Dietz."
JMcLaughlin of Virginia Beach

Thank you for protecting my family, our freedom and our future. I recently read the details re: your story. Just knowing what you and your brothers did for us makes me want to do more.... than say "thanks". Your courage, discipline, honor and sacrifice, specifically, will continue to inspire me to be a better man; caring husband, loving father, and loyal friend. We never met, we never knew each other, we live in the same city... we love the same Country. The way you lived your life will influence the way I live mine, from this day on."
Sean Price, (ordinary protected and grateful citizen) of Denver CO. USA

"To the family of:Danny P. Dietz I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief. He died a hero defending freedom and we are so grateful for anyone defending our freedom.
Know that I am praying for the peace of God that surpasses all understanding for you and that one day we will all meet in Heaven where we will rest in the arms of Jesus.
If you need someone to talk to or someone to pray with please call my Pastor at Gateway Community Church, Reverand John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd Covington Ga. 30016 Phone 770- 787- 1015 (fax)770-787-8215.Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew"

You will always be remembered as a Brother/Hero to all. Honored to have known you."
Dominick Muoio BUD/S 231 of Tamp, FL

""Lone Survivor" was the best book I have ever read. Thank you for who you are, Danny. I wish there were more like you. You are the best."
Scott of Matthews, NC

"I want to say thank you for all you did to uphold what America is all about. I just finished the book "Lone Survivor" and all can I say-Danny, Axe, Mike and the rest that perished on that mountain that day-you guys were what all Americans should dream to be. Going to a place 8000 miles away from home to fight the very people who attacked us is beyond more than most can comprehend. I rest easy knowing my family can sleep at night thanks to hero's like these guys and HOOYAH to them and their family's. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"
Unknown of Parachute, CO USA

"December 9, 2007
To the family of Petty Officer 2nd Class Danny P. Dietz:
Danny 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Thankyou Danny."
Allen of FL

"Danny, God blesses those who give their lives for their friends. Rest in His arms now, you are not forgotten, your memory lives on even in those of us who never knew you. You are one of our many hero's, those willing to lay down their lives so that we as a nation might be free. With all my heart, I send my blessings to your family and friends, to those you saved that day, and to you. One day, I will meet you in Heaven, and I look forward to the day I can say, thank you for giving so that others might live."
SSgt. Timothy Miller, USAF, Retired of Colorado

"Danny P. Dietz is a hero in every sense of the word. The accounts of his and his comrade's actions on a remote Afghanistan mountain as recounted in the book, Lone Survivor, by Marcus Luttrell validated my life-long belief that warriors like Danny, Marcus, Matthew G. Axelson, thier commanding officer, Michael P. Murphy as well as other brave soldiers, sailors and airmen from comflicts throughout our history are our "last line of defense".
I thank God for their sacrifices and fully believe that without these courageous men and women, we would not have this nation or the precious freedom they fought and died for in the service of their country.
My sincere appreciation to the parents, family and friends of Danny for the ultimate sacfifice to the security of our great Nation."
Dennis L. Smith, USN of Arvada, Colorado

"I was reading the incredible story of that battle in the NY Post on Friday - October 19th 2007. There was a picture of Six of the Seals involved, but Danny wasn't in the picture although of-course in the story. I wanted to see his picture on the internet before I finished the story. The Lone Survivor in the picture wrote a book about the battle called "Lone Survivor". I will be sure to buy this book and read more about the incredible story surrounding this tremendous soul Danny Dietz."
Owen J. Kenny of Long Island, NY

"Danny. Your actions represent the true warrior spirit of Naval Special Warfare, and your heroic devotion to your swimbuddies and this great nation. You and the others will not be forgotten. RIP Brother."
F. Choyeski (Class 192) of Huntington Beach, CA.

"Danny, you were to young to be taken away. I would hope in my life time to will meet some one like you ! they all will get what's coming to them. From a Mother and Sister of a soldier"
Carol Gribensk of Durham NC

"It is people like you and the other members of your team who gave their all for this country that remind me what it means to be an American. My son is only 2 but he will grow up knowing who you were and the sacrifice you, Mike, Matt, and so many others have made so that hopefully he won't have to. You guys will never be forgotten."
Eric of St. Louis, Mo.

"To Danny's family. Thank You for raising a son so Brave. I am truly grateful for your son's sacrifice. Danny is a true Hero!"
Cathy of Collingswood, NJ

You where always a stand up guy, mellow, smart & sincere.
Fast on the O' course & fast on your bike.
I'm happy to have met you."
William Dennis Brown Jr. (Class 231) of Mount Laurel New Jersey

"Thank you Danny for your service. Your story is one of absolute courage and heroism. It is equally heartbreaking and inspiring. God Bless your family."
Dan of MN, USA

"Danny you are my Hero."
George Nettleton of Hayti, MO

"To the Dietz Family,

I know that Danny probably didn't see himself as a hero. My brother, father and all the other men and women in uniform seldom do but he was and all of you that have survived him are too. your sacrifices are great. Your courage is not faltering.
Thank you from my heart to yours. I an raising my 7 yr old son to grow up truly understanding the meaning of courage, honor, ethics, morals, dignity and respect and compassion. Danny is a human being we can all learn much from.
You all represent these traits so well.
Prayers always,"
Rebecca of Arvada, Colorado/USA

"God bless you ,michael and axelson .my prayers are with you and your families.
You are all heroes of the first order."
David Villalobos of Santa Ana, Ca. USA

On this anniversay,our nation must remember the fallen soldiers who went to protect us from the ones who master-minded that horrible day. They gave all to keep it from happening again. Freedom isn't free!! Our troops pay a dear price daily as do their families. The stories of these brave people should be told and re-told daily "lest we forget". If we do, it will happen again. To the families, may God grant you peace and enfold you in His Love. Thank you for what you gave. It can never be repaid."
Janelle K Cook of Bedford,TX. USA

"May God bless you Danny Dietz. I have a young son, and I hope and pray that he grows up to be such a special person as you were. What a wonderful family you have, and I say this with out even knowing them."
Scott S of Bayside, NY

"I just finished the book "Lone Survivor" and I couldn't put it down. Every American should read the book. These men are definetely a breed of their own. God bless Danny and his family. What a wonderful man he became."
Mary Tessmer of Highlands Ranch, CO

"Gone, but not forgotten"!

"Thank you Danny"
T.S. of Kentucky

"It's hard to find any words that describe the complete and total valor of our troops. All of the troops who fight day in and day out, and their families who support them, deserve our eternal gratitude. I feel it's a debt that can never be repaid. I, like the rest of America, heard about the unbelievable loss we suffered in Hindu Kush. I just read Lone Survivor and find it nearly impossible to grasp what our men do to keep us safe. To take the fight to the terrorists so they can't bring the fight to our homeland. How do you thank them enough? I believe in you and will support you to the day I die. Forget the liberal media, forget those who choose to fight a war with politics instead of letting our troops do what they're trained to do. Whatever the outcome, whatever the cause, I'll support you.

I have two little boys. They'll know who true heroes are when they hear stories about you. You'll never be forgotten because you'll live on in the hearts of us all. We will not only never forget 9/11, we'll never forget the incredibly brave soldiers who fight for us. They fight in places we've never heard of, in situations we'd never dream of. And for that, I thank them.

I thank the families left behind. Those who are selfless enough to love and know their loved ones go to answer the calling of this great nation. You are never forgotten either.

To the parents, brothers and sisters and every other family member who has raised such true men, I thank you.

To our soldiers, our defenders, our heroes. I thank you for protecting my boys and family without even knowing us. I thank you for protecting this country that is so unlike any other. I thank you for living with what you've seen and doing what you've done.

I don't really know how to say thank you in any other way, but to live the best life possible, that you make possible.

Danny, Axe and Mike, I thank you from the bottom of my heart."
MntnGirl32 of Aurora, CO/USA


"Oh how my heart aches for your family, but what a blessing Danny is. I went to school with Tiffany and knowing what I know of your family, your bond is so strong that it impacted my life so strong. I am so sorry for your loss...my thoughts and prayers"
Jessie Bodie of Atlanta, Ga

"In the SOF I guess you really dont have to personally know some body to feel a great loss. Dietz Family for what it is worth I am so sorry for the loss of a great warrior, a son and a friend. I did get a chance to know Danny but what I have read and have heard he was a true HERO and a awsome guy!!! I have served in the Special Boat Teams for some time and I know what it is like to loose a warrior."
Joe Benedik of Panama City, FL

"Danny, your sacrifice will not be forgotten. You are a definite hero. Rest in peace, bro."
Bradley Rowan of Mississippi

"Thanks to him, BIG time."
mike bleau of lyons,or,usa

"Danny, your sacrifice was not in vain. I hope those responsible will get justice. Rest in peace, soldier."
Danny of Nebraska

"Finding the right words to say regarding Petty Officer Danny Dietz is hard. Suffice to say, PO Dietz is a true hero who made the ultimate sacrifice and deserves every americans gratiude."
SB, Sgt Maj, Ret, USMC of Greenwood Village, CO

"Danny, thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice. You will not be forgotten. To Danny’s family and friends, I wish I could have been there for the dedication of the statue. As a fellow Colorado native, I am proud to know that Danny is being honored in such a way, and that everyone who sees his statue will always be reminded of his heroism and bravery. Know that you will be remembered in my prayers. God Bless you Danny!"
LTJG Leah Tunnell of Virginia Beach, VA

"I want to thank the Dietz family for the sacrifice they have been through for our country, Danny will not be forgotten I have a picture of him up behind my bar at home. I also want to thank the Dietz family for allowing me to be able to stand the Patriot Guard Riders flag line for the second time for Danny, I wouldn't have missed either of them for the world."
Jim Reime of Colorado Springs, Colorado

"To all who has left a message on behalf of our Son and the entire Dietz Family we wish to express our sincere thanks and gratitude for your kind words and prayers. Our love, The Dietz Family"
Dietz Family of Littleton, Colorado

"Many, many thanks and congratulations to the family that raised a hero such as he. I find myself unable to extress adequately my appreciation to Mr. Danny Dietz for his service in which he gave all. May he forever rest well with the Lord; gone but not forgotten as I, for one, will never cease to thank God for men such as him."
Matthew Thomas of Cornelius, NC

"To Danny's Family.

I went to the memorial for the unveiling of the statue and then met Danny's parents there on July 5th. The statue is a living tribute to a great American hero. It is the stuff legends are made of. Danny's family and all American's can be proud of this very noble young man who died for our Country. Words cannot truly express how proud I am of Danny.

God Bless Danny's family and God Bless America."
Bob DeMonbrun of Highlands Ranch

"With tears in my eyes and gratitude in my heart I thank you Danny P. Dietz and your fallen brothers Mathew Axelson, Michael Murphy, and Marcus Luttrell for your sacrifice and example of what a a real AMERICAN HERO is. It will be an honor and a privilege to teach my children of you and Seal team 10 and their heroism. THANK YOU!!"
Kade Vance of Pocatello, Idaho

"I was fortunate enough to have been able to attend Danny's memorial service and dedication of his statue in Littleton, CO at Berry park, near the school's that he attended. It was a moment that I will not soon forget, people that didn't even know him gathered together to pay tribute to our local fallen hero. Rest in peace Danny, your watch is over, we have the post, all is secure."
Julie of Thronton, CO

"I was not able to serve my country in the military, but I serve it as a Security Officer. The gift of Danny giving his life to protect me is one that I will never forget. His ability to fight and die for this Country in order to maintain our Freedoms is the greatest gift that a soldier can give. My love and prayers are with him and his family. THANK YOU DANNY. OORAH!!!"
Cpt. James E. Kelley of Green Acres City, FL. U.S.A.

"A friend of mine allowed me to read Lone Survior. I'm truly gratefull for the sacrifice that Danny made for our country and his fallen comrades. I will never forget their bravery.
Nedry Vega Velez of Louisville, KY

"Dear Lord, I'm just a soldier,
A defender of our land.
A servant called to battle,
When my country makes a stand.

I pray for strength and courage,
And a heart that will forgive.
For peace and understanding,
In a world for all to live.

My family's prayers are with me,
No matter where I roam.
Please listen when I'm lonely,
And return me safely home."
Jay of Gallatin, TN

"The ceremony today was outstanding, and humbling. Thank you to Danny, his family, and the service men and women of the USA."
Eric of Lakewood, CO

"Hello. I am terribly sorry for your loss. I just saw the story about his memorial dedication today on the news and his story really touched me. My heart and prayers go out to you. I am saddened by the fact that I never knew him, but I wont forget. With your permission, I would like to write a song dedicated to him. If you would not like me to do this you can let me know at atonement_band@yahoo.com. God Bless"
Josh Pietrzykowski of Brockport, New York

"I am soooo sorry about your loss. He was a great guy that died serving our country. The ceramony was beautiful!!!!!!!!"
Maghen of Littleton Colorado U.S.A.

"I am soooo sorry about your loss. He was a great guy that died serving our country. The ceramony was beautiful!!!!!!!!"
Megan of Littleton Colorado U.S.A.

"Danny, As a DAV, I thank you and respect you for all that you gave. It is your type of HONOR, that keeps us all free..

Mr and Mrs Dietz, You have my deepest regrets and also my admiration. You raised a wounderful man. I know him not, but only his kind. They are very few.. Thank You and may GOD BLESS..."
Thomas L Churchheus Jr. SSG DAV of Liverpool, NY 13090

"As a fellow sailor, I thank you for your service to this great country and I support the statue and wish I could have seen the unvailing today. I played at that park as a child and now it is honered with the spirit of PO2 Danny Dietz. Thank you sailor."
MASN (AW) Jake Anthony of Denver, Colorado

"A grave reminder Freedom isn't Free. Thank You Danny Dietz for your service to your Country. Mr. and Mrs.Dietz, you have given the dear price for America your son. Thank you."
MD Matlock of Nesbit MS

"Godspeed, Danny! Thanks from the bottom of my heart for your bravery and unflinching courage when it all hit the fan. You are an American hero! To Danny's family my sincerest sorrow for your loss. Danny did not die in vain!"
Michael Marsh of Lakewood, CO USA

"My family will be honoring fallen soldiers of operation Freedom this July 4th
God Bless their souls"
Robert Johnson of Brentwood,TN

"On behalf of the people of Colorado and House District 37 (west Centennial), I want to thank the Dietz family for Danny's heroic service to our nation and the cause of freedom. Words are inadequate to express our admiration and gratitude for his service and your sacrifice. God bless you and your family. You are in our prayers. I am very pleased that Danny's memory will be honored by the statue in Berry Park."
Representative Spencer Swalm, House District 37 of Centennial, CO

"Our family thanks you for Danny’s service and ultimate sacrifice. My wife’s 2nd cousin, Michael Murphy, was killed in the same battle with Danny. As an old HHS graduate myself we can’t express our thanks enough. We will be at Danny’s statue unveiling July 4th honoring his life, sacrifice, and our freedom. Danny’s sacrifice reveals itself in every free moment we live.
God Bless."
Cary Gambrell of Castle Rock, CO

"Danny, you were a great friend and inspiration to me while serving with you in Charlie Platoon. I have so many good memories of you, our friends and little Charlie Murphy. I will keep that with me always as I continue to fight our fight in Afghanistan. Hooyah Danny!"
Adam of Afghanistan

"Today is June 20, 2007. The time is 1958. I am sitting in Kuwait right now and thinking about my fallen friend Danny Dietz. I remember the good time's Danny, Patsy and I used to have. I remember the day he brought Patsy a box full of flower's into VF-101 Maintenance Control. I remember his surprise to Patsy by showing up in Dubai to see her. He is a TRUE man. He is a TRUE Hero. He is a TRUE soldier and he is missed everyday. My fellow soldier's, shipmate's and I salute you Danny. Thank you for your bravery. I thank you and your fallen brother's for standing tall for our nation. You will be missed."
AZ2(AW) Kelly Lynch of Kuwait

""If you are able,
save them a place
inside of you
and save one backward glance
when you are leaving
for the places they can
no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say
you loved them,
though you may
or may not have always.
Take what they have left
and what they have taught you
with their dying
and keep it with your own.
And in that time
when men decide and feel safe
to call the war insane,
take one moment to embrace
those gentle heroes
you left behind.
"Major Michael Davis O'Donnell
1 January 1970
Dak To, Vietnam."
America has been built on the blood
of Heros and Brave Men of Honor.
Thank you for your service and my
freedom.. May God bring comfort
to your loved ones.
You shall never be forgotten by
a grateful nation.""
William D. Taylor of Bonita Springs Florida

"Let's remember the story as it's been told. The truth is buried so deep it may never unfold. RIP Danny."
Anonymous of Virginia Beach, VA

"I wish to offer condolences to Danny's family. I am grateful that a fellow sailor gave his life for our freedom. Seeing a video of his id made me realize that I am just as vulnerable."
John of San Diego, CA

"Danny will be missed. He was a very talented person! I had the honor of graduating with Danny in BUDS class 232. My prayers and thoughts will be with his family. Till we meet again brother."
Joe W of San Diego

"This is a message for my best friend Patsy Dietz, Keep your head up. You and Danny are alway's in my prayer's. I love ya!"
AZ2(AW)Kelly Lynch of Kuwait


"As a special ops brother I will carry on the fight for you and the other fallen. To the family if you have to chain yourself to the statue it will all be worth it in the end and I promise if you use the same determination that your son and i had to endure to do what we do his statue will NEVER!!!!!!!!!!! come down!"
na of n.c.

"I believe that Danny will always be my Nephew, Luke Newbold's, best Bud. He loved him like a brother. May God grant Danny's Family and loved ones the strength and comfort you need to get through this tragic time in our lives.

Luke's Aunt Catherine from NC 11APR2007"
Catherine Dixon of Southern Pines, NC USA

"Thank you for your heroic service and your ultimate sacrfice. Your spirit will never die. And to your parents, Please do not let Colorado take his memorial down. ooo-rah... God Bless."
Ed 1/5 RVN '67 of Upstate NY

"I give you this one thought to keep
I am with you still - I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still - in each new dawn."

Native American poem"
Carol Barnett of Charlottesville, VA

"I think it is a perfect tribute to a Hero and in a place where parents can educate their children about war and the effects of war. What a shame those who disagree cannot understand how important it is for all ages to learn about those who sacrafice for their right to disagree. God Bless you and know that Danny's sacrafice is very appreciated. My husband is a Vietnam Vet., his father was a WWII Vet. and our son has been in the Army for 17 yrs serving in Iraq and other countries during war time."
Darlene and family of Thacher, AZ/USA

"A memorial is well deserved but small in comparison to the sacrife you have made for us Danny. This mother of a soldier is thankful for your commitment to your fellow man."
Christina of Gasport, New York

"Wish i coulve been there to help."
Westcoast of San Diego,CA

"Thank you for serving our Country!!!"
Jackie of Cape Coral, Fl.

"Thank-you Danny for your sacrifice and for the fact that my family can live and breath in freedom. We will ever remember what your life has purchased on our behalf. You are in a better place, but I know that your family must miss you so much. I pray God that they are comforted."
J. of Milwaukee, WI

"I'm a Littleton native and Columbine alumnus. I'm ashamed of the way some have grandstanded and tried to hijack HIS memorial to promote THEIR agenda. I'm proud Danny is from my hometown, and very proud of his service. Good for Littleton to not cave to the tyranny of the few vocal opportunists. God bless."
Nathan of Denver, Co

"Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. It is appreciated more than we can say. God bless you and keep you. Your solider is a HERO!!
- From the Family of Pvt North, Ft Benning"
Diane of Indiana

"This statue represents the part of war that is often ignored and overlooked... if it is taken down this sad fact will continue to go on. Our family supports your family 100% Thank you guys!"
Sampedro of Aurora, CO, US

"Danny, thank you. And Danny's family, don't let others make you put that statue down. God bless!"

"My son SSG Joshua Hager was killed Feb, 22, 2007 We laid him to rest in Ft.Logan on Mar. 4. I grew up in Littleton, LHS 1969. I am so sorry to know how you feel and so proud of our sons. Danny and Josh are be best of the best. Josh was a Ranger, two years a Ranger instructor. Perhaps we can talk some time."
Kris Hager of Sarasota, FL

"This message is for Danny's parents. I just finished reading the news about people opposing the memorial to your son. DO NOT let them stop you! Your son is a hero who paid with his life to protect our great country. His gun and our military are both good and necessary for our survival, and he should be remembered for his armed bravery. Thank you from my family for your sacrifice."
David (an American in Turkey) of Isanbul, Turkey

"As a son of two Vietnam Veterans you have the full support of another family. My knees kept me out of service, but I was raised with the same values. My family and I WILL be there on the 4TH to show our support. I work with a lot of former military, and I will spread the word to them as well."
David of Lakewood, Colorado

"As a mom to 2 soldiers a Navy corpman & an Army Sgt . I applaude you for this memorial to a fallen hero . May God bless & keep you always !"
Lorilei Lust of Stuart


"I am 100 percent behind the statue in Littleton Colorado. If anything, the statue should and will remind the children of the sacrifices our service members make in our behalfs. Maybe it will remind our children that we are free to do soooo many things in our country because of soldiers like Danny.
God Bless,
Debbie of Aurora Colorado

"God sped you to heaven on Navy Wings.Be at peace.To your family:A hero and a comrade has made the ultimate sacrifice.Your country is and forever will be grateful.Thank GOD that there is a memorial to remember him by. Let's remember all the brave soldiers and sailors who ran in when they heard the call. Patriots all. God bless you and your family."
K. Root of Summerfield,N.C.

"To the Dietz family; I will do whatever I can to ensure that Danny is memorialized in the best way possible. He represents all that is good in man, and the children of Littleton, the children of America, and the children of the world need to know men such as Danny lived, and died, for them. I have taken my children to Lexington and Concord. We have walked in the home of Paul Revere. They have visited the killing fields at Manassas and Gettysburg. And they will visit his memorial. Thank you for raising such a good child into a great man."
Diggs of Colorado Springs, CO

"Danny is a true American hero and will always be remembered by my family for his sacrifice to our great country. God Bless you."
Dan Sharpton of Tulsa, Ok. USA

"I am totally behind Danny Dietz's memorial. It will be a sad day when people in this contry are not willing to serve their country."
Brian of Denver, CO

"Danny, my son will know your story when he grows old enough to understand. We have never met and strangely enough I feel a void in my heart for not having done so. Thank you for your sacrfice. God bless us all and this great country."
Worm of Dacula, Ga

"Danny Dietz and warriors like him are no different to me than Jesus Christ. They both selfishly laid down their lives for us without hesitation. God Bless you Danny, and all of our soldiers past, present and future."
Charles Spurlin of Atlanta, Ga

"Thank you and god bless you for the sacrifice rendered to our country and to the cause of freedom around the world.
From a former M-1 tanker."
Rafael Lopez of Miami, FL

"Thank you for your sacrifice. I know a great many men who aspire to your level of honor, courage, and commitment."
Theta Xi Fraternity of Boulder, CO

"I totally support the Danny Dietz Memorial and its location in Littleton.
I thank Danny for his service to my country and am so proud of him."
Gary D Dickey M.D. of Littleton CO

"I am in total support of the statue of Danny Dietz that will be dedicated in Littleton to his memory on July 4th of this year. Danny gave his life for his country - the children attending the schools near this memorial should adopt Danny and learn about this brave Navy serviceman."
Bryan Hoylman of Littleton, Colorado

"We support the memorial for Danny Dietz accurately representing him as a war hero, including a rifle. The proposed placement near schools in Littleton will
encourage young people that freedom has a price, which Danny paid with his life.
Thank you, Danny Dietz."
Joe and Kate Kielsmeier of Denver, CO USA

"Danny was a student here @ CFAHS. He always shared with me his dream of becoming a Navy SEAL. Soon after 9/11, a man came to my office. It was Danny who had just graduated from Navy SEAL training. I was so proud of him! He was on his way to more training before deploying overseas. I never saw or heard from him again until we all heard the awful news. Danny not only died for our country but he also died for something he always wanted to be, A Navy SEAL. God Bless You Danny! We all miss you very much! - Arnie Gallegos - Guidance Counselor @ CFAHS"
Arnie Gallegos of Englewood, Colorado USA

"for all of those who camr before and all that will come after, thank you for your sacrofice we will never forget.

live die mission complete"
bill kohl;er of pa

"Thank you"
Todd Raymond of pittsburgh PA

"Danny, I can't believe it's true. I recently heard of your death and I can't believe it. My heart hurts. We were best friends at CFAHS. I still have alot of your drawings. I was looking at them and pictures of us chillin'. I miss you bro. I know you're in a better place now. And thanks for sacrificing your life to make it a better place for all of us. I'll see you when my day comes. Goodbye my friend."
Maro Salgado of Golden, CO


""You'll never be forgotten my brother. I'll always remember the good times."
-C. of Former NSWU-10, Spain

I would like to say thank you to you and your fellow team members for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, TX

"To the dietz family,

It was a pleasure working with him. I worked with him at SDVT-2.He was a kind young man. He will be greatly missed."
Yvonne of Virginiabeach, VA

"Yo, I played football w/ Deitz, in HS. When he told me his desire to become a SEAL, I didn't think he could. "Thanks for proving me wrong, Danny! You've inspired me.""
Dickey #32 of CO, VA, NC

"Mr. and Mrs. Dietz~
My name is Leslie Runnels~Stover. I'm HT1 Michael (Mike) Stover's wife. Mike (better known as Baby Bird, thanks to Danny) was in a task unit with Danny while stationed at SDV Team Two. Mike & I are now at DET SDV Panama City, FL. I just want to take this moment to let you know that the guys here would like to help raise some money for the bronze memorial of Danny and the scholarship. I've started at box & will send any funds to you. You can reach me at mcslcrs@yahoo.com"
Mike Stover & Leslie Runnels-Stover of Panama City, FL

"Dan and Cindy,
it was a great pleasure to finally meet you two. Our talk was so comforting and sharing the stories of our sons, I believe has helped me to start healing. Your son was a beautiful and honorable man. I know he believed in what he was doing as did our son. We are so lucky to have had these heroes in our lives but are now forever in our hearts!
To Danny, you have wonderful parents. I felt so honored to meet them. You are such a hero to all of us and I am ever grateful to you for the freedom you fought so hard for us so that we may be forever free. You will always be in my heart and in my prayers along with your family. Please keep those gates open for all of us so that we may all be together again one day. Love to the Dietz family!"
Kevin and Vicki Bosley (proud parents of SSG Justin L. Vasquez [1-26-79 to 6-5-05] KIA Baghdad, Iraq) of Manzanola, CO

"Patsy, and the rest of the Dietz family! My prayers are with you every day...Danny will always be a hero and I will honor his sacrifice as long as i live. I miss you all, and can't wait to see you again."
Jennifer Carlson of Fredonia NY

As another Team guy who would have been proud to fight beside you, I salute you.
Mark Gehrung BUD/S 140"
mark gehrung of west end nc

"To the family of:Danny P. Dietz 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 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"

"Danny, we went to school together at CFAHS. I knew you'd make you mark in this world. I will always remember our love and friendship and can't wait to see you again in heaven. -AB"
of Littleton, co

"Hoo-Yaa Danny, BUDs class #232"

I just recently heard of your death and have been saddened ever since. I knew you in high school, we worked at a restaurant together. You were a very fun and kind person. I was not surprised to hear that you became a soldier, as you were such an unselfish person. The world will miss having you in it! Thank you for making this world a better place!"
Betsy Raube of Denver, CO

"Danny - I may have never formally known you but in my own way I feel that I did. You sacraficed for your country and for the freedom of your fellow man....you are a true hero. God bless you and your family."
of Denver, CO

"Thank you so very much for sacrificing everything to make the world a better place for my son to grow up. God bless you in heaven and may God bless & comfort your family."

"When tommorow starts without me ME,
and I'm not there to se.
If the sun should rise and find your eyes,
all filled with tears fo me.
I wish so much you wouldn't cry,
the way you did today.
While thinking of many things,
we don't get to say.
I know how much you love me,
as much as I love you.
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too.
But when tommorow starts without me,
please try to understand.
That an angel came and called me,
and took me by the hand.
And said my place was ready,
in heaven far above.
And that I'd have to leave behind,
all thouse I early loved.
But when I walked through heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When GOD looked down and smiled at me,
from his great golden throne.
He said "This is eternety,
and all i promised you".
Today for life on earts past,
but here it starts anew.
I promise no tommorow,
for today will always last.
And since each day's the same way,
there's no longing for the past.
So when tommorow starts without me,
don't think we're far apart.
For every time you think of me,
I'm right there in your hart.

For YOU Danny.....RIP"
Robert (Ravage@poczta.fm) of Olsztyn, Poland

"God Bless You Brother."
Anonymous of NJ

"You taught me to moonwalk at Bishop and watched me land on my ribs after an unsuccessful backflip at CFAHS. I thought that we would meet up someday in battle. Now I am guranteed to meet you in heaven. You will be missed by all who have known you and all that wish that they could have. (Luis.Borjas@us.army.mil)"
Luis Borjas of FT Campbell, KY

"Danny, it was my distinct honor and privilege to have served with you in Charlie Platoon and you will be forever remembered. Thank you so much for the sacrifice you made."
Charlie Platoon Assistant Officer In Charge of Virginia Beach, VA


we appreciate very much the sacrifice that Danny made for our country. We ask God's comfort in your grieving."
The Lance Family of Ravenna Texas

Thank you."
Mimi Nguyen of Littleton, CO

"Danny, I will never forget you. You were a great friend and teammate. The divers of "bravo" will allways think off you when we flood up. Hoo ya!"

The students and teachers at CFAHS will never forget what you have sacrificed for us. We will all miss you."
Matthew Dower, Classmate and US Army NCO of Colorado Springs, CO

Having been a classmate of your teammates, I express the utmost respect for you and what your family represents. Thank you for being there for all of us, but more importantly for the inspiration of the future Team Guys that enter your field. Your dedication and devotion to your profession is paramount to what those aspire to be. RIP buddy."
Mark of STC Illinois USA!

"I have been impressed with Mr. Dietz as a man. I can see that he could be a good roll model for his son. Mr. Dietz was very proud of Danny an would often comment on his accomplishments.
I never knew young Danny, but am very appreciative of his service as a Seal and what he has contributed to freedom. Our country has produced many heroes and as one of them, he will not be easily forgotten.
Seymour Alsum (Member First Christian Reformed Church, Denver)"
Seymour Alsum of Denver, CO, USA

"I have been Maria's friend since childhood and I know how much she loved her husband Danny. It breaks my heart to know that Danny will no longer be among us and that his loved ones are suffering his loss. Danny loved life, he was a jokester and got great pleasure making people smile. He will always be remembered. My prayers are with Maria & his family."
Carolina of Weston, Florida

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Danny will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

US Navy Sailor

"Thank you Danny Dietz, 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 Petty Officer 2nd Class Danny Dietz:
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 Danny 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 Petty Officer 2nd Class Danny Dietz:
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 Danny, 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