Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Danton K. Seitsinger

29, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Seitsinger died west of Ghazni, Afghanistan, when a weapons cache prematurely exploded. He was assigned to the 486th Civil Affairs Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Died on January 29, 2004.

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"To the family,
He is not forgotten by those whose lives he touched!"
Steven Jamison of Johnson City, Tennessee

"Dear Kyle,

On this 10th Anniversary of 9/11, I want to say how proud I am of you, and that I miss you every day brother. You were a light in this world, that I can't wait to see in the next. We have a lot of beers to drink!

Jason Witten of London, England

"To the family of:Danton K. Seitsinger
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""

"I met Kyle while at Wentworth Military Academy. I have been out of contact with WMA for sometime. I talked with Norma Maring from WMA and she knew Kyle and I had been friends. I was in college and he was in high school. I had a hard time being away from my family and loved ones while I was at school. Kyle made me smile daily, helping make the days better. My family and I are deeply sorry for your loss...... thank you for raising such a wonderful young man. thank you Kyle for protecting my family and making the ultimate sacrifice. I will never forget you and your #66 God Bless my Friend, my Brother from Wentworth"
Robert Greene of Cloverdale, CA

"To Kyles family and friends, I served with Kyle while in 1/5 out of Camp Pendleton. I am honered to have known and served with him. It is a tragic loss to family, friends, and country. Kyle was simply the best and will be sadly missed.Semper Fi good buddy, you will never be forgotton."
Benjamin Grove of Chest Springs PA

"It has taken me this long to acknowledge this tragedy. If I didn't speak it, it couldn't be true. I met Kyle at Oklahoma Christian University. Our first date was Valentine's Day, 2001. We were together for one year and he still was a good friend to me after we parted ways. That year was filled with fun and life and dancing and music....even to this very day, he still feels near by. He will always be here, in all of our hearts. How could someone so full of life ever really fade away? I'm so sorry to his family. Kyle radiated life and I know you must be so proud of him."
Kathryn Henry-Dockins of Oklahoma City, OK

"November 19, 2007
To the family of Sgt. Danton K. Seitsinger:
Danton 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

We love you and miss you. We won't forget you, and wish you were here. You'll always be in our hearts, and in this family."
Dona Seitsinger DiTore of Austin, TX USA

"Kyle I will always be grateful for our friendship. You always made life funny. You and your father worked daily on your pitching skills. The nights we would meet down at the corner of our neighborhood street and just lay back and talk about what all is out there in the stars that filled the summer sky. Yeah we'd be deep in conversation about some far away lifeform and then over the hill car lights would appear and we would run like kids do laughing and yelling or hideing and watching where the car went. Kyle thank you for all you have done I know in my heart that you are a guardian angel to me. I will always have you close to me in my travels."
Forrest Clarabut of lubbock Tx

"To whom it may concern, I served with Kyle in wpns 1/5 USMC. Kyle was one of my closest friends and he will be extremely missed. Kyle was always there to keep everyone entertained and also there to get things accomplished when needed. Kyle was one great marine. Semper Fi"
Chris Zupan of Klamath Falls, OR

"Dear Seitsinger Family,
I served with Kyle in the Marine Corps with WPNS 1/5. He was a great friend and one of the funniest people I have ever met. He was a dedicated Marine and loved the Corps. I just learned of his death. It makes me very sad. I'm very sorry for your loss. I will always remember Kyle as a great friend, and a great Marine. Semper Fi"
Tracy Weiland of Klamath Falls, OR./USA

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.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"I met SGT Seitsigner during training at Ft. Dix, NJ. He invited me to go with him and some friends from the Civil Affairs class to New York City for a Yankee game. That day turned out to be one of the most memorable days in my life because I'm pretty sure I laughed the whole time. SGT Seitsinger's sense of humor and magnetic personality really made things fun. I was deeply saddened and shocked to see his name name among the fallen. It is an honor to have known SGT Seitsinger. I wish to express my consolences to his family. I consider him a hero and will remember him always. SGT Danton K. Seitsinger, friend, soldier, hero. God Bless."
Scott Maroney of Allegan, MI

"I cried for you, just as I promised.
Bagram Air Base-'03-'04"
Mark Billings of Guam

"Kyle was one of my great friends from middle school We met and became friends when we were about 14 or 15 years old. When Kyle went to Military School we wrote often and even though he wasn't here during the school year he was always very present when he came in town. When I got married in 2001 Kyle came to our wedding. I hadn't seen him since then until December 27th. My husband, step son and I were walking into I-Hop and there was Kyle, walking in as well. He gave me one of his great hugs, as always, and told us how he was leaving, that next Monday I believe, for training and then he was on to Afghanistan. I am so thankful that I saw Kyle that day. I am so thankful for his service to our Country and the friendship we shared. He will be missed forever."
Jennifer of Edmond, Oklahoma

"I served with Kyle for three years in the Marine Corps and knew him to be one of the dedicated people I have ever met. He was one of my best friends for that time and I will always remember him."
John Joffrion of Fitchburg, MA

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Danton K. Seitsinger,
Please know that Sgt. Danton is in my thoughts and prayers. I have given a memorial bracelet in your sons name to my mother who I know will wear it proudly.
You raised a true hero and his spirit lives on in the lives of all of us benefited from his great service and ultimate sacrifice.
Words cannot describe my appreciation. Thank you so much soldier."
Chris Fuerst of Putnam Valley, NY U.S.

"To the family and friends,

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

God bless you.

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

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

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

"As one of Kyle's sisters, I am deeply touched by these kind messages. Accepting this personal tragedy is difficult beyond words, but the support of our friends and fellow Americans makes it more bearable. God bless you all."
Penny Cockerell of Dallas, Texas

"To the family and friends of Shawn Clemens,
We can only but pray that we will have the pleasure of meeting such a wonderful soldier as Shawn in that golden city. He along with our son Justin Scott and six other soldiers paid the ultimate price for our freedom and the freedom even of those who do not realize this. These men are now soldiers of a higher commander. They are now waiting for us to get ourselves right so that someday we’ll be together again. Than shall we know how all the pieces of the puzzle fit together.
All our love and prayers to the family and friends of this wonderful brave soldier, your son, our soldier. Please feel free to contact us at blscott@fuse.net"
Wm & Lisa Scott of Bellevue, KY

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

"Greater love hath no man that this, that he lay down his life for his friends. God bless you Danton"
Sarah of ky

We will always remember you coming over to play with Forrest. You were such a great young man. We will miss you so much."
Gary & Pat Clarabut of Oklahoma City, OK

"I would just like to thank your soldier for the freedom that he gave me. I usderstand how much of a troubling time this must be for the family and friends of Danton k. Seitsinger, knowing all the dreams that were left behind for the freedom of many, but please take comfort in the fact that your friend or family member will forever be a hero and he will never be forgotten."
Sarah cousin to Justin Scott

"I just wanted to thank this man's family for raising someone who was as brave and noble as he. Thank you for someone who made us safer and kept us free."
The Estes Family of Phoenix, AZ

"Dear Seitsinger family,
Our hearts go out to all of you as we are feeling your pain also for Kyle. I talk to Penny on the phone. Please contact us. God bless all of you. They are now guarding us up in heaven."
Candace Clemens(mother of SSG Shawn Clemens) of Allegany, N.Y.

"Be proud of Danton. Be sure to fly your American flag in his honor and keep his memory alive. My prayers are with you at this time of need. Take comfort in knowing he is at peace. God bless!"
JEan Moran- Ben Gilman's sister of Wethersfiled, CT

"To the Sietsinger Family,
I am sending my heartfelt condolences to you in the loss of Danton. My son Benjamin Gilman lost his life in that explosion also. My thoughts are prayers are with you always. God bless you."
Edith Gilman of Meriden, CT

"In my message i meant to say: To Danton's family and friends: You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Sorry for the typo."
Jessica of Isleton

"Dear Seitsinger Family:
My heart goes out to you during this time. I knew Adam Kinser who was also killed in this explosio. Your son is a true hero and will never be forgotton by those who apprreciate their freedom. THank you for raising a son that was willing to fight for his country when it was so neccesary. I will never forget. To Justin's freinds and Family: You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless."
Jessica of Isleton,CA

"To Danton's family,
Sadness, Anger, Fear, Loss, only a few feelings that you must be going thru. I was a friend of Robert Cook who also died that day in the explosion. Danton and the others gave up their lives for us and our freedom. May God bless you always. I am truly sorry for your loss."
Candy Knutson of Poynette, WI

""RIP Brave Solider. You are now the beautiful star we see shining bright at night in the sky.""
The Taylors USMC of NC

"As a native Oklahoman raised in Oklahoma City I sincerely feel this loss. I am a proud USAF wife stationed at Luke AFB in Arizona. Thank you so much Danton for defending our country so my 4 children can enjoy freedom everyday. You have given so much to so many and we now have another Angel in heaven. May God Bless your family through this trying time. Thank you once again from one Okie to another."
Joni L. Beratto of Luke AFB, Arizona USA

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

"Thank you Danton Seitsinger, 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. Danton Seitsinger:
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 Danton 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. Danton Seitsinger:
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 Danton, 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