Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Daniel Torres

23, of Fort Worth, Texas.
Torres died in Bayjii, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device hit his vehicle. He was assigned to the 2d Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on February 4, 2005.

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"Happy Birthday my sweet brother! Today is your 35th birthday! I love you very much and not a day goes by that I don't think about you! You are incredibly missed and I can't wait for that day when all of the Lord's promises come true and we get to see you again. Until then rest easy and watch over us."
Your Sis of Fort Worth, TX

"Here's another message I Daniella Torres your daughter misses you and when I'm sad I cry that your gone. And when I here stuff about you I cry. Me and my mom miss you a lot my awesome friends ask where's my dad and when I told them I had no words so they found out you were dead.
Any I love you and I hoped I would get to see you one day. 💖"
Daniella Torres/ daughter of Fort Worth Texas USA 🇺🇸

"Hi I'm your daughter I'm 11 years old and my tia Cristina is married and has a child named Camila. I'm really smart and so many cousins have been born. /Daniella Torres"
Daniella Torres of Fort Worth

Eleven years ago on this day the Lord called you by your name and took you to rest in his arms. That is where my comfort lies each day. I've said this before and I'll say this again, the world was different when you were here...it shined a little brighter and we smiled a little longer. The Lord needed a soldier in heaven and he chose the perfect one, you. Another year without you is just another year closer until we meet again. I love you my sweet brother."
Your Sister- Cristina Torres of Fort Worth, TX

I just wanted to let you know that I miss you. I cannot believe it has been 10 years that you have been gone. I still have dreams about you. Those dreams are a gift from God. He lets you visit me while I am asleep so that I can see your face and hear your voice. The years are going by fast but it still feels like just yesterday. Daniel, I just wanted to say thank you for all of the wonderful memories. Thank you for being a spectacular brother and my best friend. I love you so very much. Until we meet again. Rest in peace my sweet brother."
Your Sister, Cristina Torres of Fort Worth, TX USA

"I will be there. Feb 4th 2015 on the tenth anniversary of your passing. For the people that do t know I was in his team and my Sgt was a good friend. I was his SAW gunner in 2005. I will be there at you resting place. You are not forgotten."
Crutch of Anna Tx

"Wish you were still here bud, I can still here your laugh. You were always a true friend. Im so proud to have known you. Best b-boy ever! I still watch the video were we all got together and went all out, bustin moves. Miss you Bro. DSR"
Pete of Fort Worth, TX.

"To the family of Sgt. Daniel Torres on Memorial Day 2014:
My 13 year old son and I travelled to Long Island, NY this weekend to volunteer and run in the 7th annual US Marine Corps Cpl Christopher G. Scherer "I Did the Grid" 4 Mile Run on May 24 in East Northport, NY. This run is in honor of Cpl Christopher Scherer who was KIA in Operation Iraqi Freedom on July 21, 2007 and all the fallen who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Each runner has four names of fallen service members on their bibs. We were asked to think about and pray for each fallen hero for one of the four miles of the run. Sgt. Torres’ name and service information were on my son’s bib. It was a privilege to run in his honor. Sgt.Torres is in our hearts and prayers this Memorial Day. God bless. Sincerely, Polly Papsadore"
Polly Papsadore of Sandwich, MA/USA

Happy 32nd angel birthday Daniel! I miss you so much! I wish I could hug you today and give you a birthday cake.... I wish I could have done that for you. We will always celebrate your birthday. Today we will have a cake for you and your daughter will blow out the candles for you. She loves you so much. Despite the fact she never got the chance to meet you she is so proud of you and loves to show you off. This year at her school they are going to have a Veterans Day wall and she's going to submit a form for you to be included on that wall.
I love you Daniel. I miss you. I miss your voice. Your hugs. Your phone calls. Your warm presence.
Happy birthday brother. Until we meet again.
Your Sister,
Cristina Torres"
of Fort Worth, TX

"My little Daniel, I wish this TERRIBLE IRAQ WAR had never being wage by the "Bush Architects of the WAR". Now is ten (10) years later, and they barely talked about it these last days in the news! But they still have not brought to the international criminal court those who "lied about the weapons of mass destruction"-- You are not here, you are six feet under, you are missed terribly and only those who truly love you know about you and are here crying for a life time the injustice of these terrible wars! There are those that hide behind excuses of why they wage wars. Excuses that are lies! Unless our great citizens of the world become engage in how important their vote is when they elect their Congressman, Senators and President, many wars like this will go seemed like an image of the past, like an entertainment reality show from television to many, but for us the families of the fallen, the war never ended, in fact, the war destroyed our life and that of many thousand and thousand of innocent victims citizens of those countries. --rest in peace my little Daniel and I'm very sorry that I could not do more to "STOP THE WAR" as you asked me. Your little girl is now seven and half years old and she still faithfully goes and takes your flowers to the cemetery! She is your soul, she is your life, and how she loves her "papi Danni ;-)"
tia Bea of Texas

"Hello my name I SFC Schultz this has to be the hardest thing I've ever had to do. I was your sons platoon sgt. I think of your son and the other soldiers every day. The images and sounds of that moment haunt me every day. I am so sorry what happened and even though you may never forgive me for what happened I just want you to know that he was a great soldier a friend and I know he is looking over his family. If you ever need anything email me at jeremyschultz6@msn.com and god bless you and your family."
Jeremy Schultz of FSGA now in Kansas

"My little Daniel,

It hurts to remember this day, February 4th-- this day that is an anniversary of your death 2/4/05. I wish that the Iraq War had never started; I wish that we could have saved every life and we could have stopped the Bush administration and his architects of the war from launching this war.

Your little baby Danielita is now 5 1/2 years old and takes flowers, balloons, and beautiful letters to your grave. I see you in her eyes; I see you in her smile, but more than anything I know that you live inside her soul and guide her heart and soul.

Your Mom and Dad have tried to be strong being without you, although it will always be difficult for them. Your sister Cristi still loves you and misses you like crazy. About two years ago, your grandma “Tita” and your Mom happened to be at your grave site together during the "memorial day" --and it was so heart breaking to see them cry with their heart and soul.

The Iraq War is now over and the last troops came home just in time for the holidays 2011, but I just wished that the troops would have never left home!

Unfortunately, the Iraq War will never be over for our family and for all those families who have lost a love one in the war and the innocent Iraqi civilians.

We hope that the people of our country have realized that is important to stand strong against the elected politicians which for their own personal and political interest wage these wars. We love you and our only wish is that they are NO MORE WARS and CREATE A LASTING PEACE, for your little girl and all the children of the world!"
tia Bea of Fort Worth, Texas

Every year around this time I think about the day I was told you had passed away, every time I pass by where you are resting I turn and look your way. I still have some pictures from high school and they make me smile every time. I still remember the day I was swearing into the Navy you were leaving to boot camp. Then when I saw you again it was December 2003 we both had just gotten back from our tours to Iraq and you would give me * (sorry)about being in the Navy and not the Army! Lol we had a great time that night. Then a couple of months later I heard the news. I couldn't believe it, all the memories started coming back. I use to love watching you and your "crew " break dance during lunch at school, it was awesome. I am so proud to call you my friend and I know one day we will meet again. I will be going by to see you on the 4th of February. RIP my friend ..."
Johanna Yanez USN of Fort Worth, TX


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"First, I want to express my sincere condolences to all of Daniel’s family and friends. I pray God heals your hearts until you meet with Him and again with Daniel in heaven.
I met him during a deployment in ‘03. I thought it was a strange thing to meet a brother–in-arms with the same name. His friends joked and called us the lost brothers. Daniel joked too and said if only I didn’t join the “wrong” branch of service (I was Air Force). I’m not sure if it was in Kuwait while waiting for airlift into theater or if it was on the way out of Baghdad. Either way, our conversation was brief. Nonetheless, I can see why he is so dearly missed. He struck me as a person who can easily make friends with anyone. He did.
Although I didn’t really know him, I will always remember Daniel!
May God bless him and his whole family."
Daniel Torres, USAF (retired) of Panama City, Florida

"Hi Daniel,

Its been a while, I know I have never written to you but you know me. It's Memorial Day today and eventhough I didn't go to the cemetery it does not mean I don't remember you every single day. I will never forget the day you died and the pain that I felt in my heart, I don't think there is words to describe how much it hurt, I was remembering earlier and I just couldn't stop crying. I know we will meet again, I just really wish you hadn't gone. I thank God every single day that he has given my Tia the strength he has given her and as I have told her before I admire her. I don't even want to imagine what it feels like to loose a child. My son will be 8 tomorrow, he is alot like you always dancing to any type of music and being silly. He loves soccer and they(my children) know alot about you I tell them how much you used to fight me but also how much we loved eachother, you were like my little brother for such a long time. I will never forget how Tita used to get after both us. I tell her and we laugh together...but she misses you so much to. We all miss you and on this day I just wanted to let you know that I love you and I will never forget you! Sorry for the delay in writing to you but again every time I think of the worst day of my life so far, which is the day you died, I try to not think about it. I will always pray that we meet again in heaven all of us with our Lord."
Your Cousin of Fort Worth, TX

"To Cpl. Larry Wood:
My name is Cristina Torres and I am Daniel Torres' sister. I just wanted to thank you for those kind words. Daniel was also a great brother! We loved each other very much and I have never had a best friend like him. We were very close and I still feel him very close to me each and every day. It is great to hear from those that knew Daniel and that have such a fond memory of him. Again, thank you for your kind words and thank you for serving our country."
Cristina Torres- April 2011 of Fort Worth, TX/USA




I miss you so much...Im already crying and I just started typing. Our baby girl is just perfect! Daniella is getting so big and she's just so full of life and love, it's amazing. Sometimes I just imagine what you would be like with her. I know she would be such a daddy's girl! She talks about you all the time and always asks questions. She's very smart. I can't believe she will already be 5 this year! Im so so thankful for her. Daniella is so funny and says the craziest things! I know you're watching out for her...she knows too! I love you. I will always cherish what we had together and you will forever be in my heart..."
Sofia of Fort Worth, TX

"To Sgt Torres and his family....

My name is Cpl. Larry Wood. I served with Sgt Torres at fort stewart and deployed on our first tour with him. Your son loved his country, his job, and was the type of soldier that any family would be proud of, any NCO would be proud of, and any fellow brother in arms had no problem fighting beside. To the Torres family, your son was one of the best and for him to make this sacrifice is the greatest price, but also the greatest honor. It might not be a cause that alot of people are very fond of, but our job and mission, we believed in and thats why we woke up and continued with the mission, no matter... Torres, brother, you are missed. Not a day goes by that I dont think about every single guy that Ive fought beside and bled with for the honor and safety of this country. I know you're up there with Josh and the others that didnt make it back and I can just picture you guys up there sitting around, playing spades like the good ole days. One day man... one day I pray we will all meet again. It is with great honor that I say....thank you... To his family, God bless all of you and you are in my prayers always.

March 2010"
Cpl Larry Wood of sherwood, arkansas

"May God Bless you all. I am so sorry for your loss."
Leila Shipman of Texas

"I saw your picture on MSN.com. You passed away on my birthday. I would like the family to know that I think of him on my birthday and my friends and i say a toast in his memory. God bless Daniel and the rest of his family."
Jeff Kersting of Bremerton WA 98337

"February 7, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Daniel Torres:
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

"Hey Daniel I just wanna say I miss you and thank you for being an awsome person u were always so kind and giving i will never forget u never u tought me how to care for a person I have our picture on my wall I remember when we used to do silly things u made me laugh alot...... I miss u, You are very different than anybody I have met in my life and i give u props for that i am sorry to hear u didnt get to c ur baby girl but I know your watching her from above in that blessed place u are in where some day I hope to meet with you again Daniel I am sorry and please forgive me I ask you that every time I think of You I LOVE YOU and will never forget you!!! Please watch oves me, I need you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel so week writting you this!!!!!! Bless your beautiful soul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
DR of Rosamond

"Hey Daniel I just wanna say I miss you and thank you for being an awsome person u were always so kind and giving i will never forget u never u tought me how to care for a person I have our picture on my wall I remember when we used to do silly things u made me laugh alot...... I miss u, You are very different than anybody I have met in my life and i give u props for that i am sorry to hear u didnt get to c ur baby girl but I know your watching her from above in that blessed place u are in where some day I hope to meet with you again Daniel I am sorry and please forgive me I ask you that every time I think of You I LOVE YOU and will never forget you!!! Please watch oves me, I need you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel so week writting you this!!!!!! Bless your beautiful soul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
DR of Rosamond


I can still remember the first time we met...I was on a trip home with Bea & Maribel from college.... you were so small and cute and such a great athlete!!! I think you were about 10 years old. As the years passed, you blossomed into such an AMAZING man...I was SO proud of you!!!! I am sorry that I never told you but I truly felt it. The legacy you leave behind (your beautiful little girl and amazing family) is something that many people can only dream of. I was truly blessed to be apart of your life for so many years and I know one day we will meet again. Your always in my thoughts and prayers!!! .

You will NEVER be forgotten. I wish I could hug you and tell you how much I loved you. You were like a nephew to me and I miss you so much.

I will help your Tia Bea stop the war any way I can....I promise.

With all my love,"
Nancy Abraham of Tampa, FL

"August 2008

My little Daniel, it has been a while since I wrote to you, but not even for a minute have I forgotten about you.

You asked me to "STOP THE WAR" in that picture I took of you July 2004 in Venice, Italy before you were to return to Iraq for the 2nd tour, stop loss order; against your will.

I have tried, and I am still trying to put political pressure in Washington, D.C., with the Congress, Senate and the current President, who unfortunately we had for the last 8 years, to end this war.

It has not been easy, as so many people who support the IRAQ WAR; have no for respect for human life. And use the War just to keep getting richer and are very much cowards, as if they support this war, they should be the first one in line in the battle zone; then, I could see their war approval could be somehow justified. When they can live and feel the pain of a war, not just vote for a war.

And you Danie, you were right, when you told me that you were just a number, if you died, no one was going to remember you. Yes, currently you are just one of thousand of endless examples of how easily a WAR can take your life, and how easily the elected members of Congress, Senate and President, and the Architects of the IRAQ WAR, can vote and voted for a WAR that should have never been waged!

Daniel, you always said to "do the right thing" and I remember our last phone conversation when you called me from Iraq a few hours before you died, you where happy because I was able to make you laugh, among your worries of being in the war and feeling the danger.

I remember, I made you laugh and I still have in my heart that great beautiful smile of yours, your laughter, will never be forgotten. Along, with your beautiful heart, soul and your innocence.

Your parents are still missing you. Your Mom, cries in her own silence and one Christmas morning, she was crying like crazy for you. Your Dad, is always sad, you hardly see him smile and is always taking care of your grave site at the cemetary. Your sister, what can I tell you, you will always be her brother, the brother that made her smile,laugh, the brother that she played with and left too soon, against his will.

The rest of us, your family, you can imagine, Tita is missing you like crazy, her heart and tears are not enough to express the pain of lossing you, her grandchild. Your aunts, all are missing you too. Cleo is always at the cemetary and Esperanza prays and prays, and what can I tell about the rest of your aunts, cousins, and your grandfather.

All your cousins miss you so much. Diana, especially, as she remembers how you played when you guys were little.
And how she felt in her heart the danger and knew you were not coming back this time, the second time.

Andrea, your youngest little cousin. She still cries from her soul, when she remembers you and has your pictures in her living room.

Your little Danielita, your baby that you never meet. She will be three years old this September 2008. She looks like you in many ways. I pray for her and you, that GOD will always allow you to watch over her and that she can always feel through our family, the love you had for her.

And my little Daniel, you tia Bea, me. What can I tell you, that I will continue to do what I can politically to "Stop the WAR", just like you asked me. I can not bring you back, but yet, I am sure, all the efforts of people like me, who want to work out peace efforts through diplomacy and not war, will and are making a difference in stopping this war. So one day, my little Daniel, we can say, that we did do our part to create peace and not war. Is our duty as citizens of the world to make sure that our elected officials are the right persons in office. Therefore, their judgement will be a judgement of questioning and exploring all the possible politically avenues before voting on sending anyone to a war.

I love you with my heart and soul, and I will continue working to create a better world. A word, where international diplomacy is achieved to create a long lasting peace among nations, and not another young man like you will see another war, not another family will be destroyed for a lifetime, not another child would be left without a father, and not another innocent civilian, like those that have also suffered in the Iraq War would become a victim of a war.

Beatriz Saldivar
(In loving memory of Sgt. Daniel Torres, killed in Iraq, February 4, 2005, 2nd tour, stop loss order)"
Beatriz Saldivar of Fort Worth, Texas

"Hey Bro! I still miss you like crazy Danny! I think about you constantly and I miss you making me laugh! I miss your hugs and your voice! Daniella is getting so big and beautiful! I know you watch over her everyday just like you watch over us! I can't wait for that day when I get to see you again. . .until then your memory stays alive in my heart."
Your Sis, Cristina Torres of Fort Worth, TX/USA

"SGT Torres,
I have worn your KIA bracelet since august of 2005, my battle buddy and I both bought them when we were deployed to Iraq. Even though I did not know you, I felt as though you were watching over me and my battle while we were in Iraq. And even though now I am home, and safe, I will not take this bracelet off until the last soldier comes home. You and your family gave a great sacrific for all of us. And I cannot thank you enough. May you always rest in piece."
SPC Krysta Theobald of 733rd Maint Co Canton, IL

"Hey brother I'm still hurt for you dog. Hell man, you know what, life doesn't go on. But, I'll drive on. You're my hero. See you soon Battle. Cody"
Cody Zamaripa of Fort Worth

"que paso danny its me jerry its been a while since u left and it still hurts not to hear your voice or see your smile .theres not a day that goes by that i dont think about you or talk about you .sometimes i get mad cause i feel that the lord took you to soon ,but i hear your voice say its ok dog youll see me soon enough and when i hear that i get a sense of peace and i relieze you in better place and knowing that makes me feel better.well talk to you later imiss u ilove you ill see u later your brother jerardo lalo esqueda"
jerardo esqueda of mesa az usa

"To the family and friends of Daniel Torres,


I am the father of two boys, and today being Memorial day, I wanted to teach them the significance of the day. We found a web sight that posted pictures of fallen servicemembers. I asked my sons to pick one person and remember their name. I also went through the pictures and was pulled toward the picture of Daniel standing by a wall with "stop the war" spray painted on it. This told me that Daniel was strong enough to serve our country and but yet stronger to express his conscience. So, I dug a little deeper to know more about Daniel, and found this site. I wanted to post this message to let you know how I felt and that Daniel is a wonderful example for his family and country. I can not start to think about what you have gone through and are still experiencing. But today Daniel will remembered."
C. Moreland of San Luis Obispo, Ca

JOHN of SANCHEZ fort worth tx

"This Sunday will be your first official Father's Day and I wanted to tell you how much I miss you and wish you were here to celebrate a day that you truly deserve. Your daughter is the most beautiful child you could ever imagine and so many times she will do something that she looks so much like you I catch my breath with such surprise. We laugh and smile when we think how you would be with her and the everyday things that she does. You would probably be a big ole softy with her because all she has to do is smile and she melts your heart. Not a day goes by that I don't miss you and wish you were here to guide my daugther and your daughter through life. You were such a fine example of a true man whom we all could respect, you showed Jakie what a fine upstanding honorable man could be and I thank you for that as well. Be at peace knowing that we are all doing all that we can to take care of your two girls and you would be proud of Sofie and how she has stepped up and been a strong person who cares and loves your daughter very much.
I love you like a son,

Happy Father's Day,"
Maria Maldonado of Fort Worth, Texas USA


Daniel, my little angel looking at us from heaven.

Today your little "Daniellita" is almost five (5) months old.

She smiles with so much happiness and when she smiles I think is you. She is so beautiful and such a happy baby.

She is as beautiful just like her mommy "Sofia" and as beautiful as you. Her eyes seemed to almost be as brown as yours.

Today is exactly a year that we had your funeral. Today we felt the coldness, of that cold day from a year ago, but today it was a very sunny and bright day, it was not cloudy and almost raining as when we had your funeral.

Today is exactly a year that we took your favorite music "Mariachi" to your funeral as we and they sang goodbye to you.

Today is exactly a year that we last saw you, and cried for you, and we lost our soul that was wrap in all the pain in our hearts.

Danny, today, not only your family that loves you very much was thinking of you; but rather, thousands of people today from the Dallas -FW area that don't even know of you, found out that you had a life, and you died in Iraq for a lie.

They saw your little Daniella and your love Sofia in the front page of the Dallas Morning News; they saw your life and death through your family pictures and read:"Daniel Torres died in Iraq. Then Sofia Maldonado gave birth to their daughter: and baby make TWO."

Pictures speak louder than words, well my little Danny, the pictures of your family and your mom "Lupe" holding your little baby the day she was born, is heart breaking.

My Danny, I will keep working for WORLD PEACE. Pressuring Congress, Senate and the Architects of the Iraq War that lied under oath; to bring justice for you and all the innocent victims of Iraq and also all the fallen in the military that also have died for a lie. You asked me Daniel to "STOP THE WAR" and I didn't know how, but now, I'm trying, I'm trying so hard, so another family in Iraq and here in the U.S. is not destroyed like us.

Te quiero mucho."
Beatriz Saldivar (proud aunt of Sgt. Daniel Torres) of Fort Worth, Texas

"hey Daniel this is Moses. it has almost been a whole year since you passed. i still think of you man. i wanted to write you on the fourth but with scheduel i just wanted to make sure i did write before the fourth of this month at least. i've been thinkin bout you man and i just hope we meet again. Well I hope your family is doing good first of all, especially your little baby. I saw your aunt the other day at your grave, we talked for a while. shes nice I hope your doing good. we miss you dude."
Moises A of fort worth tx

"To the family of: Daniel Torres I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully, we will meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell, Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ,"
Polly Ballew of Covington,Ga

"December 24, 2005 (Christmas Eve)

Hi my little Danny, today is the 24 of December 2005; is a difficult day for us, your family; because it has been 10 1/2 months that we lost you to the LIES OF THE WAR IN IRAQ.

A year ago, you had just arrived from Ft. Stewart, GA, we were getting everything ready at my house to celebrate Christmas eve. That day, you took pictures by the biggest/tallest Christmas Tree we ever had, and that was the last time we had a picture together with the family.

Today, your little baby "Daniella Cristina Torres" is 3 months old and will be spending her 1st Christmas and her whole life without you.

I know that you will always take care of her from heaven. And don't worry Danny your family that loves you very much will always take care of your "little tiger".

My Danny, I will not give up, I and so many millions of people here in the U.S.A. and around the world are continously challenging the "ARCHITECTS OF THE IRAQ WAR THAT LIED UNDER OATH"---

Danny, you were right, they are the weapons of mass distruction; our government betray you and us and has destroyed our lifes forever; but we won't give up. We recently visited Spain, where the Spanish Government, Spanish Congress, and European Parliament welcomed us; the families of fallen soldiers. Danny, our own goverment (U.S.A.) closes the doors to families of fallen soldiers; the congressman and senators and the worst administration, we ever had, are closing the doors to us. They don't want to even give us an appointment.

We are working to end the Iraq War now, bring our troops home, and ending the casualties: Iraqis and our troops. We will never allow another war of lies. We will be vigilant and work for world peace in your name, as you did ask me to "STOP THE WAR" July 2004---love you ---Te quiero mucho mi chiquito bello. Disculpa que no supe parar esta guerra y esta maldita guerra y sus mentiras te quitaron la vida.

Besos tu tia siempre,

Beatriz Saldivar"
Beatriz Saldivar of Fort Worth, Texas

"I recently bought a KIA bracelet and I wanted to find out a little bit of the person of who's name I was wearing. It touches my heart that there are so many people out there who love you. I have been wearing the bracelet for 4 straight months, I never take it off. I too am a military man, I'm a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force. My thoughts and prays our with your family. You will always be remembered."
SSgt Gregory Belzer of Monroe Twp, NJ

"You will always be remembered! We'll get out of that hell hole soon enough."

""October 12, 2005

Hi Danny, today it has been eight (8) months since we had your funeral, 8 months, that I don't hear your voice, I don't hear your smile and I don't hear you call me "Tia" aunt.

My little Danny, please know that as promised when I took your picture in Venice, Italy (July 2004) by the wall that said "STOP THE WAR"---

I've been trying really hard to Bring Our Troops Home Now and STOP this WAR! Really Danny. I still remember the first kiss I gave you when you were born.

And I still remember the worst day of my life, the day I got to view your body,lifeless, Feb. 11, 2005; when I saw the pain in your face. When I wanted to be me there, instead of you, when I asked FOR WHAT NOBLE CAUSE, when I gave you, your last kiss.

A kiss that I've never gave before, as your lips were so cold and my soul was so hurt. The day we view your body Danny, my family was destroyed, because you told us of the danger in Iraq.

Danny, you had been in IRAQ once already, but since here many people are disconnect to what war is, unfortunately, when the reality of the war is right in front of you (a loss of a innocent human life) due to the consequences and lies of war, this is terrible. Danny, you were right when you told me that there were no weapons of mass destruction---you were right!

Danny, I want you to know, that YES you are a HERO, you will always be. You are a HERO when you went to Iraq for the 2nd time, 2nd tour, because of the "stop loss order"--and because you wanted so much to take care of your soldiers, your brothers next to you.

But I also remember how you mentioned all the suffering of the innocent Iraqis.

I also know that I will continue to "do the right thing", as you said --and the "don't be afraid to challenge the truth with evidence"

There are many people who do not understand why we, specially, I'm trying to stop this war, but I can tell you Danny, my answer to them is that --WE DO SUPPORT OUR TROOPS, BUT WE DO NOT WANT NOT ONE MORE SOLDIER or INNOCENT IRAQI CIVILIAN KILLED for the lies of this WAR.

I've gone to see the President --BUSH at his ranch in Crawford, TX and he ignored me all of us. I then went across the country in over 51 states and 28 cities and finally this Sept., 05; I held your PICTURE, the one you took last thanksgiving -Nov 04 with Andreita, in front of the WHITE HOUSE, at Washington, D.C.,

I asked BUSH to talk to us. I had a megaphone and asked him to meet with us, as we need answers; FOR WHAT IS THE NOBLE CAUSE?

He ignored us again. But we won't give up. I also went to talked with our two senators of Texas at Washington, and again and Congressman, and again, we were ignored.

But don't worry Danny we are going to keep on trying. I love you, all my family loves you so much. Your little Daniella Cristina Torres (born 9-18-05), is very beautiful and the important thing is that she has all your beautiful family here with her. Your DAD, Sergio--he is been with me on this mission to STOP THIS WAR, he is so proud of you, but misses you terribly.

Your Mom, LUPE--you were her life. Your cousin Diana, she --well you can imagine --your little Andreita, she is now 6 1/2 years old, and she is missing you terribly--and of course, your Tita, Tito and Tia Esperanza--well so many more of us...

This year, I'm not sure if I will be able to put the Christmas tree at my house. Ironically, it was there on your party 12-26-04, that we took the last family pictures, and ironically your dad, Sergio and your cousin, Alex were taking the huge Christmas tree down, on Feb., 4, 2005, the day that the bomb exploded (IED) and you died, but we yet, did not know at that time you had died.

----your are with us and will always be with us----

Your beautiful sister Cristina, she is trying so hard on her 2nd year at the University and you are always in her life. You would be very proud of her.

My little Danny, we love you and we will never forget the lies of this WAR that took your life, as well as the life of thousand of soldiers and innocent Iraqis FOR NO NOBLE CAUSE.

Beatriz Saldivar of Fort Worth, Texas"
Beatriz Saldivar of Fort Worth, Texas

"if i would've known about this website sooner i wouldve left a message a long time ago...to daniel:i only got to hang out with you a few times but i definitely heard stories about you alot from sofi and cristina!half the time when u would come to our softball games at southwest u would accidently confuse me with sofi.even back then i could see how infectious your smile was because you were always letting cristina know how proud of her you were during the games.with one smile from you she would automatically be at ease!you were the only one that could get her to see what an awesome softball player she truly was.you gave her encouragement and even some tips on batting or whatever.:) but daniel even though i did't know u as well as i knew sofi and cristina i knew enough about u to know that u were an awesome brother to cristina and the greatest boyfriend to sofia!when u were in town they were at their happiest! you lit up both of their lives! you were the best thing that happened to sofia and you were a true example of an up-standing man.i wish i could've gotten to know you better but i know your memory will always live on through cristina and sofia and now your beautiful daughter daniella!daniel she is the prettiest baby i have ever seen and i know you wouldve made the best father in the world! as you knew sofi,cristina, and i were three swans :) and now we got a new edition to our pond! i promise i will always be there for both sofia and cristina in any aspect of their lives that they need me! they are my best friends! they are true friends and i know God blessed me by letting them in my life!i will be the best friend that i can possibly b to them both.they mean the world to me and when you died it hurt me sooo much to see two people i love hurt so bad.your memory will never fade daniel! not in my life or anyone else that was blessed by crossing paths with you.daniella will be often reminded that she had the best daddy and that you will always look after her from heaven.i know you will always have your hand over your sister your love sofia and your daughter daniella as well as your parents aunts auncles cousins grandparents and friends especially cody that have your memory living with them.speaking of cody i've been blessed by getting to know him better. i can c why the two of you were friends.this is the first time ive let my feelings about you and your passing come out.just know that i'll always be by cristina's side when she needs me. for both the good times and the bad and the same goes for sofia and daniella.you were a good man daniel and you have my utmost respect for giving your life so that we may live in freedom!you have given the ultimate sacrifice so from the bottom of my heart thank you!-marisa"
marisa vasquez of fort worth,texas usa

"To all family and friends of Daniel,
I went to school with Daniel at Southwest High School. He was a friend to me for many years and I had the upmost respect for him through the years. He was truly one of the nicest and upstanding guys I have ever known. We lost touch after graduation, but I know that he only continued to grow and become an even more amazing man. I only wish I could have told him all of this when he was here to hear it...though I know he hears it now. I will keep you all in my prayers and do my part in honering those who have and will lay down their lives for all of us here at home. Daniel, may you rest in peace."
Kimberly (Pennington) Young of Austin,Texas

"My condolensces to the family. With the utmost respect, I salute you!"
Angela Turman of Ft. Worth, Texas

"I met Beatrice at Camp Casey II on Sept 21, 2005. Daniel, you would be very proud of her. You still live through her voice. I live in Denver, Co, and since I have been back, I have shared your story with all that I meet so that everyone I know will tell others and help end this war. My prayers are with you and your family."
Carol Barrow of Lakewood, CO

Cybill Samarripas of Fort Worth, Texas

"Hey big brother
Bro, it just not the same man I guess youve heard that your having a little girl "Daniela Cristina". I'll do all I can to keep her happy and to anwser he questions about her Daddy. Damn dude I keep waiting for you to come home. Your sorely missed I got your battle roster on my wrist but I bet you kneew that. You remember that time we went to the Cowboys game and we got wasted and completely lost all self control? Good times my friend. well bro I love you and think aboutcha contantly. See you around brother Cody"
SGT Moharer Cody of Fort Sill

""In Loving Memory
We thought of you with love today
but that is nothing new,We thought
about you yesterday,and the day before
that too.We think of you in silence
we often speak your name.All we have
now are memories and your picture
in a frame.You memory is our keepsake
with which we will never part.God
has you in his keeping,We have you
in our hearts.We shed a tear for
what might have been,a million
times we've cried if love alone could
have saved you.You never would
have died.in life we loved you
dearly.In death we love you still.
in our hearts you hold a place.
no one could ever fill.It broke our
hearts to lose you but you didn't
go alone for a part of us went with
you the day god took you home .

Donna W Fuller""

"Daniel, thank you for your service. You abilities and skills s a soldier and an NCO made me proud to say that you were my soldier. From a PFC SAW gunner to an NCO team leader, I watched you grow and mature. You will be forever missed. My sympathy to the Torres' family on thier loss."
SSG Christopher M York of North Little Rock, Ar

"Dear Torres Family:

You may not remeber me, but I do remember both Cristina and Daniel. I was a Spanish Teacher at Southwest when they attended there, as well as for the Maldonado girls. Ms. Ochoa, a former SHS math teacher, called me this weekend here in Michigan as we just got the news. It saddens my heart. Like a mother, good teachers love all of their students and are heart broken to hear of the loss of one. I know Daniel is in a better place, and he died doing a great thing for our country. Even though we may not understand the purpose for many things at this time, God will make it clear in the future. What a blessng to know he will be kept alive not only in memory, but through the life of a precious child. Be proud, hold your head high, and know that God is with you. We are praying for healing in your lives, and for the saddness that remains in our hearts. God Bless."
Susan Stockton of Flushing, MI

"To the family of Sgt Torres

My name is Demetrios A Soutsos and I served with your son in B CO 2-7 until I left the army in 2003. Daniel was a good man and I have the deepest sympathy for your loss. I don't know what I can say that will ease the pain of this tragedy, but know that I will remember your son for the good man he was. I am so sorry."
CPL Demetrios A Soutsos of Colorado Springs, CO

"Hi Danny, this is your "tia" -Bea (aunt) --is being a month now--and we all are missing you so much. Sometimes we wish, we could go back in time and if could have done something to save you from that terrible moment, you and all the continuing falling soldiers; I would, we all would!!

However, we can't change the past, but we are just praying for your soldiers that were left behind, so they are able to come back home to their families. We really, really, really---missed you so much. Sometimes is hard to understand, why someone one with a beautiful soul as you, had to leave us so soon.

Danny, we will pray for your soldiers as they missed you too and are doing there best to make you very proud of them. Don't worry Danny I will take care of your love Sofia and your little baby (to be born on Oct 1, 2005)--I'll make sure to take your "little tiger" to Rome, Italy--to see the great Colesseo, just like you asked me to go with you and Sofia last July 2004 and we had a beautiful week in Rome, Venice, Capri, Ana Capri--the beautiful Almalfi coast, and of course, we tried to enter the GROTTO AZZURO, but the sea level was too high. But I know when your "little tiger" gets older to travel, he/she will love to go and enter the beautiful GROTTO AZZURO, that you love so much, as it was your wish to go to Italy before returning to Iraq for the 2nd time.

I promise to take care of your MOM & DAD and your little sister Cristi---Danny is just so hard not having you here---if you can hear me in HEAVEN--please pray for all us here in this world. For the PEACE. So one day we can all learn to love, respect each other, no matter what the religion, ethnicity or beliefs------is so hard to accept we lost you physically and to know that each day, so many families all over the U.S. and world, are going through the same pain; when @ THE END, THE ONLY THING THAT REALLY MATTERS IS PEACE :-)

I love you my little Danny and also your grandma/grandpa ("tita--Pelita & tito--Cuco)--are also missing you--and of course your beloved little Andreita--she was really sad this March 8th, as she turn 6 years old and she really wanted you at her Birthday---pray for us Danny.

We will keeping praying for you and your soldiers in Iraq.

Beatriz Saldivar of Fort Worth, Texas/USA

"To Daniel's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your hero's bravery and sacrifice as we mourn the loss of yet another of Texas' sons.


Gloria Caldas
Proud Mother of Fallen Hero
Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas
"The Big Ern"
82nd Airborne, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
San Antonio, Texas

"To the family and friends of Daniel Torres:
My heart breaks for those he left behind, but his courage and commitment to his country will not be forgotten. Thank you Daniel. May you rest in peace."
Friends of TX

"You will forever remain in our hearts. My prayers go out to the family & friends.
Reading all these beautiful messages really touched my heart."
Your Friend Always of TX

"Daniel: I never had the chance to tell you how much I love you. I know we would say it in e-mails, but I love you like my little brother. You will forever be my cousin and brother. I miss you and when I do I just talk to you and God because I know you're here by my side listening to me. You are now home with God. I will see you again and we can all be together one day as a family. Then you can be the big brother and show us around and let us see how wonderful and beautiful heaven is. I will continue to be strong like how you knew I was the last times we spoke. I will continue to get closer to the family like we use to talk about. I'll be there for your parents and sis when ever they need a helping hand. Anysa loves you so much. --- For my family I know it's hard for all of us and we all grieve in a different way. Slowly but surely this too shall pass. Instead of mourning all our lives we will rejoice the fact that he is now home with Our Father. I love you all so much... Mona"
Monica Garcia of Fort Worth, TX

"To the family and friends of Sergeant Daniel Torres: I give my deepest sympathies to you during this hard time. To Daniel, Thanks for giving the ultimate sacrifice for your country. You will always be remembered."
SGT Keith Hernandez of Houston, TX

I love you with all my heart and you will forever live in my heart. You were the best brother a girl could ever have. You molded me into a better person and you made my heart grow with love. I miss you so much and love you even more. I promise to take care of your baby that will come into this world soon. Mom and Dad miss you so much and so does the family. I wish you could still be here to share your beautiful spirit and smile. I will never forget that immaculate smile of yours that lit up the day. I know you're doing a lot better in heaven now. Remember to wait for me at the gates of heaven and take me by the hand. I love you and I can't wait to hear your voice and touch you again. You live forever in my heart.

Your sis"
Cristina of Fort Worth, Texas U.S. A

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

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Daniel Torres. I lost my son on January 26, 2005 in Iraq. Those that have laid down their lives are the true heroes. May God bless you and comfort you during this time."
Helen Gilbert of Dayton, Ohio

"Thank you Daniel Torres, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Daniel Torres:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Daniel for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Daniel Torres:
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