Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel A. Romero

30, of Colorado.
Romero died as the result of an explosion during explosive clearing operations in Qandahar, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 19th Special Forces Group, Pueblo, Colorado. Died on April 15, 2002.

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"Thank you for your service"
William Keith Malone of Granbury Texas

"I attended Basic Training and AIT with Daniel Romero. He was a dedicated individual even then and he is one of the few memorable people I have from that time - he really was an unforgettable person and he was always focused on being a great soldier."
Andres Cervantes of Wichita, Kansas

"We did not know Army Sgt. Romero, however, having just lost our nephew, also Special Forces stationed at Ft Bragg, in Afganistan we understand your pain and respect and appreciate your son!"
Carol Garcia of Yuma CO

"To Dan's family,

As a fellow Green Beret and team member of Dan's, I would like to express my deepest condolences at your huge loss and our loss as an organization.

I worked closely with Dan during the months that preceeded that devasting day on APR 15 2002. I knew Dan as a friend and fellow soldier. At times our missions were extremely difficult, stressfull and dangerous and through it all Dan never complained and was always one of the first to volunteer to help a team member out.

Each year on April 15th, people complain about having to pay their taxes, maybe if they all knew the terrible price Danny and we all paid that day in 2002, they would glady pay their taxes and volunteer more to compensate the families of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice as well as those that have been permanently injured fighting for our freedom in these trying times. I know that each 15 APR for the rest of my life thoughts of paying my taxes will be overshadowed by memories of this ultimate sacrifice.

God Bless Danny and our three other friends we lost that day in Justin Gaiowski, Brian Craig and Jamie Maugen.
The courage you showed can never be fully explained or understood by those outside our circle. Brothers Rest in Peace. Rest knowing you are not forgotten and we will continue this fight until it is won and we can all sleep soundly knowing your loss and our loss was not in vain.

God Bless our Special Forces!"
Shawn Larkin

"Daniel, we think about you all the time, hero. On behalf of the Regis High School class of 1990, thank you for your sacrifice so we can raise our families in peace."
John Griebel II of Denver, Colorado, USA

"May 18, 2007
To the family of Daniel A. Romero. 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

I would like to say thank you to you and the other soldiers who died in that explosion with you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to our family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Green Berets All The Way!"

"Our Son and Brother was laid to rest next to your loved one, We offer our sincere condolences on your loss as we share the same, God Bless You, The Dietz Family."
Dan, Cindy, Tiffany, Eric Dietz of Littleton, Colorado

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

"To the family:
M,G,S,G and the boys, the crew in Denver remembers Dan each day. We all send our love."
E of Golden, CO USA

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

"I have worked out of Fire Base Romero in the Madr Valley Afghanistan and on behalf of the New Zealand troops who have based out of there, I express out condolences to the families and comrades of Daniel."
B G of New Zealand

"As the anniversary of Daniel's death comes around again, may peace be in our hearts. May we be filled with the courage and strength he must have had to stand up for me and for you."
tori of Denver, CO, USA

"Dear Mr.Romero
Even though you were my science teacher for a whole year I don't think I ever properly thanked you for what you and your entire family scarificed for us, people in communities all around the United States. Your son and all the people who put their lives on the line are the bravest men I have ever been capable to even dream of. Everyday when I walk past the portrait dedicated to your son I think I should be doing something that makes an impact. I'm far from done in fact sometimes it seems like I haven't even started. So I'm going to start right now. It may not help but just in case you don't know or just need reassuerance your son died protecting one of the most wonderful countries in the world we're not perfect but we can walk out of our houses everyday with the assurance that people like your son are trying and giving everything they have to protect us. We also know that our country is strong we stand together. One of my favorite things about our country is that you don't have to be rich, or in a recognized place of honor to make a difference. My favorite example of that is how our school a public school in a little known part of colorado gave back to the victims of the 9/11 attack on the Trade Centers. I call them victims of the attack because they were hurt just as much as the people who were truly in the attacks, both financially and emotionally."
(In 1st peroid science last year) of Erie, Colorado, United States of America

"My family is safer, my country lives without as much fear due to men like Daniel Romero.

My kids go about their lives happy because someone noble like him fought to protect them in a land far away.

Thank you Top."
The Estes Family of Phoenix, AZ

"Thank you Daniel Romero, 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. 1st Class Daniel Romero:
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. 1st Class Daniel Romero:
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