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October 21, 2013
Jack, just found out that you had a son and he was killed in Action. I'm so sorry from the bottom of my heart. Hope time has helped heal some of your pain. I'm an army vet and salute your son for a job well done. I've read through most of the memorial posts here and from what I've read you have a lot to be proud of. God Bless Jack my prayers are with you and your family.
May 28, 2013
I am honored to wear Kyle's KIA bracelet. I received it from a friend several years ago and wear it every day. Though I did not know Sgt.Daggett, from what I have read he was an outgoing, dedicated Soldier. My heart is with Kyle and his family.
October 29, 2012
Kyle i will miss you and the ways you were - your brother colton
September 16, 2012
Thank God for heroes like John Daggett. He is being thought of today.
September 11, 2012
Thinking about you and your family today....I will never forget......
May 28, 2012
Happy Memorial Day Kyle. I salute to you dear friend as you are watching over us. You are truly missed. My prayers are with him and his Family.
May 16, 2012
Thank-you again for Sgt Daggett's service and your sacrifice.

May the Lord continue to comfort you.
May 16, 2012
May 15, 2012
To the family and friends of Sgt. John K. Daggett:
Always remembering John. "Some gave all."
May 15, 2012
Today...I said I wouldn't cry.
I said I would be strong. Stronger than the past. Stronger than the memories. Stronger than my emotions. Four years ago today Kyle met God in Heaven. He left behind so many shattered hearts, so many loved ones who will never truly heal. In his stead, we have "A Hero Was Here", a legacy to carry on, to continue Kyle's life, to make our missing him bearable. And in the process, to help those who have been injured as a result of mankind's inability to be kind, understanding, tolerant and loving of others. I love you, Kyle, and miss you, but I am so proud to be your aunt, and to work to carry on your legacy and help others. Today...I said I wouldn't cry. I was wrong.
January 30, 2012
Godspeed, Kyle. Your family honors your memory by the work they do to remember all fallen heroes.
November 20, 2011
I will forever remember and give thanks to all who have given their lives in the name of "Freedom". Kyle paid the ultimate price with his life. May his memory comfort all who miss his smile. My thoughts are with his family on this week of "Thanksgiving".
November 19, 2011
i knew kyle for just a short period of time. In that time he showed all of us new guys at the time how to be a leader. He was the only NCO that actually sat down and talked to me about being a leader. I will never forget that day in Sadr city. He had left such an impact on my life in such a short period of time. I will never forget you SGT. Daggett. Its been 3 years since that horrible day and there is not one day that goes by that i dont think about you. You showed me what it meant to be a 1st Platoon "Maggot" RIP KYLE
May 27, 2011
You will never be forgoten bro. I remember when you first got to the platoon. I did the sound for the memorial re-dedication at FT Hood and your name is on the wall. R.I.P Brother
May 15, 2011
To the family and friends of Sgt. John K. Daggett:
Please accept my remembrance of John on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
May 15, 2011
Kyle- I remember the great times we spent together in cave creek. The many times spent with Cameron and our secret club the Flying Arrows. But the one memory that I will always remember was the time you taught me how to tie my shoes. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. Kyle you are my hero and I miss you so much. I just wish I could have said goodbye.
September 21, 2010
I knew your grandfather when I lived in AZ I am thinking about you today for some odd reason. Thank you for all you did you are a true hero in my eyes. L. Knaus Wheat Ridge, CO
August 19, 2010
Stephanie Jury
August 18, 2010
June 15, 2010
You will forever be missed my brother. All though I only spent 4 months of my life with you in basic training at Fort Benning, I can still remember you like it was yesterday. R.I.P Brother
May 31, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Czaplicki,
The picture of your family at your son's Arlington grave which appeared in the 30 May 2010 Washington Examiner brought me to tears. It exemplifies Memorial Day and I thank you for sharing it with the Washington DC area readers. May God bless your family and tend to your pain and loss.
A retired Marine-
May 16, 2010
Kyle - you are with us always. You are our hero and set an example of bravery and what a true American is all about. So much love to your family, always. From an appreciative Marine Corps family.
May 15, 2010
To the family and friends of Sgt. John K. Daggett:
Remembering John on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
May 12, 2010
Kyle,

It has been almost two years since your passing. Not a day goes by that I don't miss you man. God broke the mold with you bro. We all miss you so much and we are coming to arlington cemetery real soon to visit. I wish you could be here for a jager shot tomorrow. Thanks for always being there and being a friend closer than a brother. Ill see you in heaven some day my friend.

-danny
April 02, 2010
I received your bracelet today from herobracelets.org. I will wear it always. For your service and sacrifice....words are not enough.
June 25, 2009
Kyle,

I think of you just about every day. I hope your at peace with god now. We are all so proud of you, but mostly we all miss you. Your life and your sacrifices has forever changed me as a person. Thank you for everything you have done and all that you are. We miss you dearly and always will.

Deepest sorrows to your family. I pray for your broken hearts to mend.
June 14, 2009
In memory of Kyle

There is a flag that I've named "Kyle's Flag" that I see on my way to work each day. I could take different (shorter) route each day but then I would not see Kyle's Flag.

On the evening of Kyle's passing, my son and I drove up this hill at around Cave Creek and Cactus and sat and watched the most beautiful sunset. Below us in the valley was Kyle's Flag waving softly to us. As the sun set in the west, the tears rolled on but the Flag gave us comfort in knowing that it's only goodbye for now.

He was America's son! A loss felt by all. Pride felt by all!
June 11, 2009
Kyle,
I think of you pretty often, playing football in high school is a great memory. I heard of your passing, and just know you are in a better place now.

To your family, I am deeply sorry for your loss, and want to thank you for raising such a great person.
May 25, 2009
Hi Kyle

I tried to give you some inspirational words of how I am feeling about your loss this Memorial Day weekend. Know that you are so loved and so missed each and every day. I remember attending your Memorial Service and watching the heartbreak of all your loved ones. And so I honor you and all of our Heroes today and every day. Your sacrifice for our freedoms will never be forgotten, EVER.
May 16, 2009
Kyle Dagget was my team leader back in Hawaii back in 2006. I was looking around on the internet today to find my old squad. When I saw on a friends web site "REST IN PEACE DAGGET" I had to see if it was true. I gave him such a head ache, I was not a good soldier to him. I am very sorry to hear that such a GREAT and LOVING guy has passed away.
May 15, 2009
John,
Thinking and praying for you on the 1st anniversary of your passing into eternal glory. May God hold you in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends", John 15:13.
May 14, 2009
To the family of Sgt. John K. Daggett:
John gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
April 07, 2009
To my uncle Jack-
It hurts my heart to see such as loss. There have been many times I wanted to tell you just how sorry am I for all that has happened. Honestly, it has been hard for me and my family to talk about. I think about it everyday and I wanted to let you know that you are in my prayers. Kyle was an amazing person there is no doubt about that. I will always remember him for the wonderful person he was and always will be. You are apart of my family and always have been. I wanted to let you know that we are here for you. We love you. Kyle will always be remembered in my heart.

Rebecca Slyder & Family
January 09, 2009
I offer my deepest condolences for your loss
November 21, 2008
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November 09, 2008
Yesterday afternoon, I sat in the same tree stand Kyle took his only Whitetail Buck from last year. He shot a beautiful Buck. His Buck and the Buck we were hunting will be mounted by my friends Paul and Terry from Montana Taxidermy as a double mount. I saw one they did a few years ago. The Bucks are possed as if they are getting ready to fight. There will a seperation between them with a Grouse flushing from tall grass with beautiful piece of drift wood and rock I will hand pick from the Flathead River Bank. I told Kyle I would do this for him if I found another Rack as nice as his Buck.

My friend Tom from up on Teakettle Mountain found his dog chewing on a Bucks skull I have pictures of from my trail cam. It is the Buck I had hoped Kyle would harvest. I helped this old Hermit remove a big downed pine from his drive last Fall after a big wind. He told me about the Deer and I asked to see it. I was shocked to see it was the same Deer we had been hunting. There was no damage to the 12 point rack and he gave it to me for helping him.

Paul and Terry have agreed to do the mount for free. It will be a tribute to The John Kyle Daggett Freedom Foundation and be inscribed to honor the friendship between Kyle and RJ Mann.

It will travel along with many other item's to raise money to help our returning soldiers and their families who have lost HOPE.

JackDaggett; proud father of a couragious young man and my Hero
September 22, 2008
I did not "know" Kyle, I knew "of" Kyle......from the many stories that his father, Jack has told me about their hunting and fishing escapades. If there is one thing I learned through listening to Jack, was that Kyle loved to hunt with his dad....and how Jack so enjoyed the time with his son......so Jack as you hunt the woods in Montana this year......listen to the wind in the trees, for it is GOD's way of telling you, Kyle is with HIM and he is at peace.......and the next time you feel the warmth of the late summer sun on your face......know that it is the warmth of Kyle's love for you, reflecting off the love of our Heavenly Father.....and always know that Kyle is only a heart beat away.......
September 12, 2008
Dearest Jack,
"Kyle" is with God and is watching as you and his beloved sister Kendall walk the trails and climb the mountains. He is always with you. Find his spirit in the winter sky. The constellation "Orion".
Orion stands by the river Eridanus with his faithful dogs Canis Major and Minor. Orion is the "Dweller of the mountain" . One of the oldest constellations. Orion is known in Greek mythology as "The most beautiful of men and the most skillfull of hunters".
Your son is safe, and "Home".

God bless,
Stephie
September 12, 2008
you will always be remembered
September 10, 2008
My son Sgt. Daggett was a very avid hunter and fishermen. He caught his first fish before his second bithday and got his first Red Rider BB gun at the age of 5. He became very skilled at stocking game bird's and Rabbits and soon was harvesting enough Doves, Quail and Rabbit's to make meals for the family. At the age of 10 he took his first Elk and by 15 had killed 3 Elk, 2 Mule Deer Buck's and a desert Hog.

In his short lifetime, he saw some of the best Crappi fishing and Trophy Bull Elk hunting in the world. One night Kyle, our dear Game and Fish Officer Randy Smith and I caught over 300 Crappi. The bite was slow unti 9:45 pm. So slow, one of our friends Tom Bechard asked to be dropped off at the dock so he could go home. I turned our Pontoon Boat towards an Island accross the lake and asked God to put us on a spot. As we approached the shoreline,I spotted a reflective Booie just off the Island. It was a perfect spot.

Randy had found a bottle of Jim Beam in the boat and had one to many in frustration of no fish. Kyle asked me to wake him up if the fish started to bite. I had to set up the boat and light's by myself. It was 9:20 pm. Bt 9:45 pm one of my slip bobber's went under and I caught a nice slab size Crappi. A minute later, I had another. I told the guy's
" you might want to get up, I think the bite is on. From 10:00 pm to 4 am in the morning, the bite was non-stop. You could not bait up a minnow fast enough and you could only use one pole. After about 100 fish, I was frustrated by the line's being burned as we hauled the big 2.5 pound Crappi in without a net. Often, the line's would hit a hot Lantern, or just brake fromthe weight. All three of us had fish on most of the night, so a net was normally out of question. waste of time. I put on a small Purl white swister tail Jig and dropped the line straight down and jigged it. I had a fish in seconds. I caught a half dozen before Kyle and Randy swithched.

We filled two large coolers and a small one. After Kyle caught 80 or so it was 2 am. He said " Dad I'm going to crash" so it was hust Randy and I up front. I caught another dozen or so I released. I left Randy by himself, catching fish and leting them go. We had over 200 in the cooler's.

When Kyle was 12, we went to unit 9, the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to share an Archery Elk Camp with his Uncle Bill and two other friends. The afternoon we arrived at cam, I put Kyle in a tree stand I had taken some good Bulls from. I sat a stand a little further up the draw. I heard a Bull Bugeling as he went to the tank Kyle was sitting. I could not see the tank, but could hear everything. The Bull was hot and screaming as he went to water and wallow. Kyle was 10' up a big Ponderosa sitting on a 2 by 4 I had placed there many years before. He had a 350 Bull walk right past the tree and go to water. From less than 15 yards he got to watch this beauriful animal do his thing. The Bull stayed for about 10 minutes. The next morning, we called in several Bull's to within 10 yards. One big 6 point Bull came in so fast and mad, I pushed Kyle into a small Oak thicket. The Bull was close and still coming. I waved my arm to get his attention. He justedlooked at me amd Bugeled before walking off. Within 1 hour that morning, we called in and saw a dozen nice Bull's. One Heard Bull was in the 400 class. For you non-hunter's this is a monster Bull. Kyle and His sister Kendall spent several great Elk Hunts with me. One of my most cherished memories with my children on a hunt is when Kendall, Kyle's sister killed her first Elk. She took the first by herslf as I was walking back to get the truck. I heard two shots, but could think who could be shooting. I ran back to the tank Kendall was sitting and Heard "I got an Elk', "I got an Elk". My daughter was in the moment all hunter's love. She was the Princes of camp that night and I will never forget how happy Kyle was for his sister.

God, thank you for blessing me with a son and daughter who loved to share time with their father doing what he loved to do. I could and should write a book on our hunting and fishing adventure's.

Now it is hunting season here in Montana. Yesterday, I heard the first Bull bugel from high up Teakettle Mt.

It hurts me deeply to know my son will never hear that sound again, or stock Trophy Whitetail Bucks with his Bow.

For those of you who read this and have a young son at home, love and cherish every moment you have with your children. Girl's like to get out with there dad's too.

Jack Daggett: Proud father of a great young man, Sgt. John Kyle Daggett.
September 09, 2008
you will forever be our brother
September 08, 2008
A Reminiscence

YES, thou art gone! and never more
Thy sunny smile shall gladden me;
But I may pass the old church door,
And pace the floor that covers thee.

May stand upon the cold, damp stone,
And think that, frozen, lies below
The lightest heart that I have known,
The kindest I shall ever know.

Yet, though I cannot see thee more,
'Tis still a comfort to have seen;
And though thy transient life is o'er,
'Tis sweet to think that thou hast been;

To think a soul so near divine,
Within a form so angel fair,
United to a heart like thine,
Has gladdened once our humble sphere.

By Anne Bronte
The Poetry Foundation

September 02, 2008
Rest in peace, Sgt. Daggett! God Bless You!!!
August 30, 2008
God bless you.Rest In Peace...
July 21, 2008
My heartfelt sympathy to the Daggett family and friends in the loss of John. I did not know John, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young person and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. My heart was touched by the many wonderful/beautiful things written about you. John you are my hero and you will NEVER be forgotten. I visit ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY frequently and each time I am at ANC I will visit/honor John.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace
Tom

"TO LIVE IN THE HEARTS
OF THOSE YOU LEAVE BEHIND
IS NEVER TO DIE"
~Robert Orr~
July 21, 2008
Dear Kyle's Family,

I attended Pinnacle with your son and I must say he is one of the nicest, most caring people I have ever known. I was so saddened to hear of his passing. He was a wonderful person, and I am so incredibly proud to say, "Yes, I knew Kyle Daggett." I will always remember his bright smile and his kindness. Class of '05!

God Bless, R.I.P. Kyle.
July 14, 2008
While I was going through the guest books I saw your hero's picture, I smiled, he had such a warm beautiful smile. I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and give you strength during this most difficult time. I hope through your many memories they bring you comfort. My grandson turned 19 April 28th, on May 6th he was killed. I will be glad when the day comes when we don't have anymore guest books to write in. Rest In Peace young hero.

In loving memory of my grandson
Pfc. Aaron J. Ward
KIA 5/6/08
July 12, 2008
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Sgt Daggett and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
July 12, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Sgt Daggett!
July 08, 2008
I saw on a car window to google your sons name, and it brought me here. I wish I could thank your boy for paying the ultimite price to protect our freedoms, but he is out of his pain, and now the family will carry that terribly heavy load. So, I thank you for allowing your precious son to serve, and I will never understate the vastness of what these soldiers are doing for us. We love you for it, even though we don't know you. My son was military and left due to an injury that has changed the rest of his life, but he is alive and for that we are blessed. I pray that God will fulfill his promise, to those who pray for it, that He will give you "A Peace That Passes All Understanding." Just a peacefulness in your hearts and sould. God be with you, bless you, and restore your joy again.
July 06, 2008
To the Family of Kyle:
It's very difficult to lose a family member for any reason, but especially so when that family member is so young. We thank your family and especially Kyle for his sacrafice for our country. May God's Angels keep you under their wings. Our family has also lost young members, and one is at Walter Reed now recovering from injuries sustained last August. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
July 05, 2008
Prayer for Peace

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Amen
June 25, 2008
To the family and parents of John I want you to know that you are not alone in the grief you are feeling. I too know what you are going through and what you will go through in the coming weeks and months ahead. You will have many questions as to why? You will have many things to get ready or go through and that should be done in time. Sometimes it just can’t be faced and that’s ok, for you will know when the time is right for you. There is no right or wrong way to grieve it’s an individual journey that unfortunately we now have to take. I ask that God give the comfort, strength and courage that you are going to need. When and if the time is right for you please contact me. You can cry, vent, or just talk as only another person who has been where you are can really know what you are going through. May God continue to be with you and heal you.

In memory of my son
Spc Harry (Buck) Winkler III
KIA 11/12/06 Samarra, Iraq
82nd Airborne 2-505th PIR
June 19, 2008
Thank you all for sharing with our family such heart felt compassion. The love out pouring was over whelming to all. Many at the Scottsdale service had never seen anything quit like it. To be honest, niether have I.

My Son Kyle is my best friend. I was so blessed to spend a week or so with him last fall hunting Deer, Elk and Trout fishing in Grizley country. The last three days we spent alone. This gave us the needed hours to just talk about thing's Father and son's should talk about
In light of the fact, Kyle took a Whitetail Buck of a lifetime; the hours spent just getting to know my young son was a beautiful blessing.

Son, I will miss you all the days of my life. The River and the wood's just don't feel the same. How can you be gone when you are alive larger than life in my heart?

Give grandpa a kiss for me, Jason too.

I have never really given death much thought until now. Like Kyle, I have no fear to stand before the Lord and only hope He doesn't make me wait too long.

Kyle did not want to die. We talked about his life after the Army. He wanted to marry and have kid's. He loved the outdoors and wanted to live in the woods when he got out of the service.

There is work to be done Kyle. I pray how you lived life will inspire the lives and hearts of millions of people.

I love you my son and will see you soon.

Love Padra
June 13, 2008
To the Daggett Family,

I'm sorry for your loss. The thoughts of B Co 1-14 are with you at this time of sorrow. I know Kyle will remain with us in mind, body and soul throughout the remainder of this deployment and the rest of our life. He will be remembered as a outstanding leader, soldier but most of all "Our friend". I'm Proud to say i worked with Kyle, had some awsome great times a Dillingham Beach with him and friends, and that I've got great advice on Ranger School, which i will be attending when i get back to garrasion in memory of him. Your Son/ Our friend is the reason I fight this war . My Heart and prayers goes out to you.
June 13, 2008
To the Family and Friends of this Soldier:
I will stand in grief with this soldier's family to honor him. For every fallen HERO there is a bright star that shines in the evening sky to remind us of the cherished gift we were given – even if for too short a time.
My heart breaks again as I sign yet another guest book of another courageous young soldier who gave their life so selflessly. I wish I never found myself in a position to have to sign another guestbook for the rest of my life, but I promised Brent that neither he nor any like him would be forgotten and so I will continue until the day there is no longer the need.
We lost our son SFC Brent A. Adams on 12/1/05 and it seems like yesterday. I wish so badly there were things I could say to you right now to make the pain you are feeling go away, but I know first hand there simply are no words that will bring you the comfort and peace your heart aches for. Just know that you are not alone. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you all as you go through this tragedy moment by moment and as you mourn this loss.
We don't know each other, will probably never meet, but will forever be united in the loss of our Heroes. We have, unfortunately joined a group none of us wanted to join, an ever-growing group of families in this situation. May God grant you peace and strength to get through this and be able once again to smile at a memory rather than have only the tears that flow so easily now. To be so proud of your loved one and so saddened at the same time is a mix of emotions very difficult to deal with as our hearts both burst with pride and pain together.
I am sorry that I never knew your soldier personally. While they can never be replaced, neither will they ever be forgotten. You must trust that sometime, someday the loving memories you have will help to sustain you and help you go on. This courageous soldier will forever be your Angel watching over you all for the rest of your lives. It's what brings me some measure of peace and comfort and I hope it will you as well.
To his family and friends in pain, I offer this comfort: When you find yourself in that dark sorrowful place, think not only of how you will miss him, but instead recall the years, days, hours and minutes gifted to you by his presence. The one thing that cannot be taken from you is your wonderful memories that now will mean more than ever.
If you ever want to talk, I'm only an e:mail away and would love for you to tell me more about your Hero.
God Bless this soldier and family who gave all and God Bless legacy.com for setting up this site where families can so quickly share their condolences and prayers with others like themselves.
Proud Parents of SFC Brent A. Adams, KIA, 12/1/05, Ramadi, Iraq
Pam and Bill Adams, Lancaster, PA
June 12, 2008
Dear Jack, Colleen, Paul, Kendal, Megan, Tonya, and Kia.

You remain in all of our prayers and we stand with all of your friends in support.

Halifax MFRC
June 06, 2008
To Kyle and his parents,

Kyle, you were such a great pal and a great teammate when playing football by your side. You will be missed greatly. I am sorry that I was unable to attend your funeral, as I just found out 10 days ago that you have passed. I finally took the time to sit down and think about it. I will never see you again. You will never laugh or cry, get mad or sad, win or lose.

To Kyle's parents,

I am deeply sorry for your loss. He was a great friend and an even greaterman. I thank you for bringing him into this world, but I give you my prayers. I am currently in progress of writing a poem for him. If you email me your address, I will be more than happy to send you the original, and maybe only, copy of the poem if you would like it.

Kyle, you were a great friend, man, and son. May your soul rest in peace with the thouands of other soldiers who gave their lives to save my own and the others of this country. You will never be forgotten.
June 05, 2008
To the family of John Daggett,
My parents are buried at Arlington and I was visting their grave on June 2nd. We also visited the grave of my brother's Vietnam buddies who died years ago in their plane and were only recently re-buried in Section 60. We have witnessed so many funerals at Arlington and wanted you to know that we were watching from a distance with heavy hearts as we have come to recognize when a young person from the Iraq war is being buried. We waited for the funeral to end and then we visited the pilots buried together very close to your son. Whenever I visit my parents grave and the Vietnam pilots, I will pay tribute to your son as well. It breaks my heart to walk through Section 60 but I do so anyway to honor the sacrifices these young people and their families have made and continue to make.
June 03, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss and I will be praying for you. I too have lost a loved one over there and I know that this is one of the most difficult times. I again am so sorry.
June 03, 2008
To the Daggett Family-
I was blessed with the opportunity to share a Math class, Mr. Frank's Pre-Calc class with Kyle, our Senior year. Though I did not know him very well outside of school, or even very well in school, what I did see in him was a man who was very caring and polite. He would talk to anybody and everybody, and he was a very down to earth, easy going guy. He was, and still is, always smiling. I could not help but read through these comments this morning and shed a few tears. There was so much more to him than I ever knew, all of which has been made very clear in these comments. I am so grateful for his service in this war on terror, and could not be more proud to say, at the very least, "Yes. I knew Kyle Daggett." What an honor it truly is to know someone who has died for your and your fellow Americans' freedom. My little brother graduated from Pinnacle High School this year. The night of the ceremony, the '08 class dedicated it all to Sgt. John Kyle Daggett, and followed with a moment of silence. I shed a tear in that moment, for it all was so surreal. I am embarrassed to say how much I had taken my life for granted, but am thrilled to say that I wake up every day with a smile, and a thank you, to the Lord above. Thank you so so much "Daggett", for touching my life, and many others, through the amazing life that you led. We all love you buddy, and you will be greatly missed. Keep your eyes on us! '05

My prayers are with all of you, Jack, Colleen, Kendall, Ms. Jacobson AKA Megan in these difficult times. Through his memories you will find comfort, in knowing what a truly beautiful human being you have for a son, for a brother, for a boyfriend.

God Bless you and yours,
Mike Lopez and the Lopez family
June 02, 2008
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2008
http://www.ruthann1.com

June 02, 2008
There is nothing that I can say or do to take away the pain or bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer you and your family my heart felt condolences. I also offer you my prayers that in time the pain will easy and the memories of your HERO will carry you through each day and night. I want to thank your HERO, for his/her selfless act of becoming a member of the armed forces, his/her willingness to defend the United States of America, all that we hold sacred and for the sacrifice that will forever be etched in the memories of all those who knew him/her. Though tears can never bring him/her back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that he/she made and our sorrow at his/her passing. I believe for every fallen HERO there is a star shining brightly up above to remind us of the precious gift we were given.

Your mission on earth is complete and you are now a member of GOD’s Heavenly armed forces. Stand down brave warrior and take your rightful place in Heaven with all the HEROES who have passed before.

I made a special promise to LE RON A. WILSON, a dear family friend who joined the Army with three other friends, one of whom is my son (Le Ron was killed in action on 07/06/07 at the age of 18) on the day he was laid to rest as I touched his coffin, that I would never forget him nor would I forget those that gave their lives for our country before him, with him and after him and so when I came across www.legacy.com, I thought what a great way to keep my promise to Le Ron, so I will continue to leave tributes in each guest book until the day there is no longer the need to leave these tributes to a FALLEN HERO.

REST IN PEACE, HERO, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!

I would also like to tell you about a website, http://groups.msn.com/SSPSoldierPor
traits/homepage,
where some wonderful people will make wood portraits of your fallen Hero for free for the immediate family. I became aware of this site when I wanted to do something special for Le Ron’s mother.

PROUD MOTHER OF A U.S. SOLDIER
Currently stationed in Germany
Althea Barrett (Queens, NY)
June 01, 2008
Rest in Peace Sgt. Daggett. You gave your life so others would live, the memory of your selfless deed will never perish. Airborne!
May 31, 2008
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.


The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….

“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”


I did not know John, but I am remembering
his service. He is my hero. !

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Other Side

i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.

can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.

i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side

the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
www.donconoscenti.com
(Used with permission)

“I hope it brings great comfort to any and all.
Peace on you. DonCon” 4-2008


The Other Side –
http://tinyurl.com/3o8gol



Sincerely,

Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom and MIL

Remembering The Fallen – Blog
http://tinyurl.com/3z8p55

Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
http://tinyurl.com/6gey8b
May 31, 2008
To the family of: Kyle Daggett,
I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences go out to you all. I didn't know Kyle but it sounds like he was a great person. My thoughts and prayers go out to all men and women that serve our country, and to all that have lost their loved ones. Kyle is watching over you at all times. he is with god now, RIP KYLE. you will be missed but not forgotten.
May 31, 2008
Jack, Coleen, Paul & Kendall

It was a great honor to attend Kyle's service yesterday and to see you all again. It was a testimony of Kyle's fun loving spirit, his dedication to this country he loves, and his love for our Savior. It was also a testament to the great family that raised him. Our son is serving in Iraq this very moment. It is hard to understand this thing we call the heart of a soldier. I believe it is a true calling. I know Kyle is resting in the arms of God and I trust that the peace of God will rest in your hearts. My prayers will be with you.
May 30, 2008
I do not know you Sgt. John K. Daggett but would like let you know you will be greatly missed. and Thank you for what you have done for our freedom. I am the aunt of PFC Aaron J Ward who also gave his life at the age of 19 on May 6 ,2008 we promised Aaron we will remember all and my heart breaks for your family and friends, you are home and can stand proud at heavens gate alone with my nephew and so many others and you will never be forgotten even by those who dont know you. God Bless your family
May 30, 2008
To Kyle's family,

What a beautiful family you have! Unfortunately, I have been to many memorial/funeral services, and never have I been to such an emotional touching memorial as you had planned today in memory of Kyle. I'm sure that he is just as proud of you, as I know that you are of him. Kendall, please keep true to what you said today, and ensure that you touch all of those who are not currently believers, to ensure that everyone has that opportunity to be with Kyle once again. God bless you all!
May 30, 2008
My most vivid memories of Kyle other than from church are from summer camp in New Mexico - and the funny times on the ride there and back!

For you and your family, I wish you a 'peace that passes all understanding.'

Much love!
May 30, 2008
Dear Colleen, Jack, Kendall, Paul,

Our hearts go out to you and all your family! Please know that we will not forget! Have peace in knowing that Kyle is with Jesus! We continue to pray for all of your family! Know that Kyle is a Hero and will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
Denise Vaughn & Family
Austin, Texas
May 30, 2008
To the Family of Kyle Daggett,
I was good friends with Kyle back in High School; we used to hang out during lunch everyday. I can remember the many great times we had out of school too: like sneaking into the Scottsdale Princess with girls so we could go hot tubbing and riding around in the desert. There was this one time Kyle, me, and a couple of our close buddies met at Kyle's house to play airsoft (like paintball only with BBs) and ended up getting BBs all over the house. Kyle will always be in my heart... he was a true caring friend, the brother I never had, and I'll never forget the times we had together. He is also a warrior, protector, brother in arms, and a hero who is now in the caring hands of God. I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to know Kyle. My deepest condolences and continual prayers go out to you; I can only imagine what you must be going through. Kyle will be greatly missed by many and his spirit lives on forever, especially in the hearts of those who knew him. I know Kyle is at peace now and he is happy; he smiles upon us.
May 30, 2008
To the Daggett and Czaplicki Families as well as Megan,
My family and I send our prayers and deepest condolences for your loss. As many have posted, I too grew up with Kyle, as everyone did in Cave Creek. Our community has definitely suffered a huge loss, a loss we had prayed would never happen as we passed by those signs on Cave Creek Road. His heart and passion for life was extraordinary. I cannot thank Kyle enough for his courage to be so strong, to stand up and be a true hero. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Kyle you will be missed. Rest in Peace. God Bless.
May 30, 2008
I met Kyle many years ago when he would come over to our home and play paintball with my son and his freind Adam. He was then, and now, a truly wonderful young man. Words cannot express how deeply I feel for you in your hours of brevement. Take solace in the fact that he is with God watching over you with love and affection. He was and always will be our hero. Our gratitude as Americans will forever profound. May God Bless You!
May 29, 2008
To the family of Kyle,
I knew your son very well. We went to high school together. From the first day I met kyle I loved him. He was so funny and so sweet, he had this very vibrant spirit about him and he was one of my favorite people to just hang out with. I will never forget your son, he is in my heart forever. I feel so blessed to have had the chance to know kyle for 6 amazing years! I'm praying for all of you and mostly I wanted to thank you for Kyle. He will be greatly missed but I know he's in a beautiful place and he is with God. God bless you all and you're all in my prayers.
May 29, 2008
Colleen, Jack and Kendall,
I wanted to express my condolences and prayers. Rich informed me of your loss. I saw you last at Kyle and RJ's going away party. I appreciate the service of Kyle to protect our country and wish I could do something to ease your pain. I know he is in a better place. God bless you through this difficult time.
May 29, 2008
THE DAGGETT FAMILY,
JACK MY FAMILY IS VERY SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR SON, KYLE. WE RESPECT AND APPRECIATE HIS SERVICE FOR HIS COUNTRY. HIS SACRIFICE IS NOT IN VAIN. IT HAS PROVIDED FOR THE FREEDOM THAT MANY TAKE FOR GRANTED. GOD BLESS YOUR SON AND YOUR FAMILY. VIC HOUZE
May 29, 2008
May God bless you and comfort you. My son graduated Pinnacle with Kyle and said that he was a person everyone liked and admired. Our prayers are with you all. Giordano/Donadio Family
May 29, 2008
So sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Cindy, Curtis & Sara DeMarcus (Desert Trails Elementary School)
May 28, 2008
Kyle's Family,
I never met your precious son, but I feel a connection. My daughter, Brittany knew Kyle her freshman year at Pinnacle High. He was in her ceramics class and she said she had a crush on him. I am a lifelong Scottsdale resident and recognized the Daggett name. I attended grade and high school with Danny Daggett. I cannot begin to imagine your pain and loss. I have a 17 year old son who wants to join the army and I am scared to death. What a brave and heroic young man Kyle was. And to the family, please know that you are not alone and so many people are praying for all of you for strength to go on. Freedom is not free and your son gave the ultimate sacrifice. My heart goes out to you. Kyle, I know you are singing with Jesus right now.
May 28, 2008
Our deepest heart felt love to Kyle's family. Our son served with him in Iraq and said he was an outstanding individual and as well a soldier. May God hold you close in this trying time and give you sweet peace.
Thank you Kyle. Thank you.
May 28, 2008
Dear Family of Kyle,

I am so sorry about the loss of your precious son. I am part of a Moms In Touch group that was praying for Kyle when we heard of his injuries. I will continue to pray that the Lord will comfort you in your time of grief and give you peace. I am so very grateful for Kyle's service to our country. God bless you!
May 28, 2008
To the Kyle Family, I would like to tell you how sorry I am to hear of your lost. Being a parent also I could only imagine what you are feeling. Try to be as strong as your son was.
My heart goes out to your family and friends.
May 28, 2008
I am sorry for your loss, We are so proud of your sons' accomplishments and service to his country. Such a wonderful young man. He will be deeply missed.
May 28, 2008
My deepest condolences to you and your family. I am the Commander of the 25th ID Band here at Schofield Barracks, HI, and one of my Sergeants played Tapps during SGT Dagget's memorial service this morning. I didn't know him personally, but as a Soldier, he was 'family'.

Respectfully
May 28, 2008
To Kyle's Family,

I am truly sorry for your loss. I don't have the words to say..I knew Kyle from basic training at Ft. Benning in 2005. He was an exceptional soldier and an even greater leader. When half the people there with us were struggling to do things like adapt to the new lifestyle of even just shine their boots, Daggett was always a step ahead and willing to help everybody out. He always gave 100% at everything he did and encouraged others to do the same and follow his example. I haven't kept in touch with him the best I could have over th years but he was still a friend of mine and he will be missed. I keep your family in my prayers and I know he will be missed greatly. My sincerest condolences in your time of loss.
May 28, 2008
RIP!!
Kyle you will be missed!! Thinking about you...
May 28, 2008
Memorial Day has never been as meaningful as it was this year and will be forever. We can only imagine the pain of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
May 28, 2008
To the Daggett Family,
My deepest condolences for your unimaginable loss - a son, a hero, beloved and surely to be missed forever. Praise God he is with Jesus. I pray that this fact will bring you much comfort when needed, which at this point is probably a constant need.

Thank you for your tremendous sacrifice to this country. Our prayers have been and will continue to be with you all.

Our 21 year-old son is currently serving in the US Army Infantry, stationed in Sadr City, Iraq. I received word of Kyle's injuries because I am a Moms In Touch Mom.

Sincerely,
Becky Curtis
Desert Hills, Arizona
May 28, 2008
I'm a student that was researching soldiers and I found him. I'm sure he was a great man, and I'm proud of him, which I'm sure his family and friends are too.
May 27, 2008
It is so difficult to express the pride and love we have for our nephew Kyle and the entire family. Please remember that even when words fail us, we are here for you. Kyle is forever in our hearts, forever our hero. We love you.
May 27, 2008
Dear Colleen, Jack and Kendall,
Kyle was a Hero to so many people. It is so difficult to lose a child when you have so many hopes and dreams for him. But God chose him for reasons we will never know.

You instilled in Kyle a value system that came through with everyone he met. I remember the times you took my grandson, Bruce Jr. and granddaughter, Kayleigh to Church with Kyle. I know they benefitted from those experiences as much as they enjoyed the times they spent swimming in the pool at your home.

My son Bruce, Bruce Jr., Kayleigh and I want to express our most sincere condolences in your time of grief. Bruce Jr. is in the Navy and spoke recently with Kyle via MySpace.

Kyle will be remembered in so many hearts as a son, brother, friend, comrade, buddy and Hero.

I pray that God will keep you all in the palm of His hand and brighten your future with wonderful memories of Kyle.
May 27, 2008
Sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved son Kyle. He is a Hero and thank you Kyle for protecting our families and our Country. Rest in peace.
May 27, 2008
It is a sad time when a Pinnacle High School student is lost-in the early years, such a tight knit group, as was the class of '05. As a substitute teacher there for the school's first 5 years, saw Kyle many times and will always remember the smile. May God hold your family in the palm of his hand and guide you through this difficult time.
May 27, 2008
i am a mother who lost my son 1 year ago. i feel your loss, i know the pain. my condolences to the Daggett family.
May 26, 2008
I wish I had the right words to say at this time, but I know there are none. I grieve for the loss of your beloved son and I know that I cannot fathom the pain you must be feeling. Your son will not be forgotten and what he did to help protect our homeland and our freedoms. It was his life that made him a Hero. It was his noble path that made him an American Hero. It was his ultimate sacrifice that made him a Fallen Hero. May God carry him to Heaven on His precious wings and give him a palace to live in. I pray that our Heavenly Father above will grace you with His love, His comfort and His peace. Heaven's Gates now has a new handsome Soldier standing guard. Amen.
May 26, 2008
My nephew Kyle,

I'm sitting here in tears on the loss of a nephew that I love, and will not see again for some time, at least in flesh. I am so proud of you for what you've accomplished, believed in, and for your great sacrifice to keep us free. You're such a strong man, and though your time here was brief, there was a need for you in Heaven to watch over us again. I can see you here at the lodge enjoying a pizza and eating all of my ice cream while playing pool and video games. You'll be remembered Kyle, as I will put up pictures and a plaque for you so people will see that you did not die in vain, but for what you belived in and fought for..... Freedom for all. I love you Kyle and I'll be seeing you in Washington D.C. for your final day of rest. But only your flesh shall rest and your soul will sore forever. I love you... Uncle Danny
May 26, 2008
Memorial Day 2008

Dear Jack, Megan, and Daggett family,

I was so very very sorry to hear of the loss of Kyle. My deepest sympathy to all of you and my sincere appreciation and gratitude to Kyle for serving our country.

All of you and Kyle are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
Elaine Niggemann
Army Nurse Corps 1970-1975
May 26, 2008
We honor John's sacrifice and the Family and Friends who nurtured him.
May 26, 2008
I was sorry to hear about your son Kyle. We were in the same graduating class at Pinnacle, and I remember him as one of the good ones- someone with a firm sense of decency, empathy, of right and wrong.

All of these components made him the strong person he had to be to fight for our country. You should be proud to have raised a man with such character.

There's very little [if anything] that can be said to ease the blow of such unwieldy tragedy, but it's evident that Kyle was loved and admired by his friends and acquaintances- and his legacy is an honorable one.

I send my condolences to everyone who is hurting from this loss.
May 25, 2008
Dearest Jack, Colleen and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Kyle was such an awsome young man and you should be so proud of his accomplishments.
Kyle was always a pleasure to have over. I remember Collen when I told you I always made Brownies for the boys and you said "no wonder he likes going to your house". I always made the boys Chocolate Chip Pancakes for breakfast too. It's all the wonderful memories of the boys playing baseball with each oher against each other whatever they truly were friends. We will miss Kyle forever and forever he will be in our hearts....
May 25, 2008
Dear Jack, Colleen, Kendall and family,

We have been reading all of the special notes in this guest book wanting to write something ourselves. What to say. We are not surprised at all of the great comments and words offered to you and your family about your amazing Kyle. Our hearts are crushed. We love you and will continue to lift each one of you up in prayer. We have been so blessed to have known Kyle as so many have expressed. Kendall, stay strong. We are praying for you. A special sister with a special bond with her brother. We are so sorry. Jack & Colleen, we pray that God gives you the peace He promises during a time as this. We Love You!
May 25, 2008
Although I didn't know him personally, he had found a place in my heart. When he was leaving for Iraq I saw all the signs posted for him along Cave Creek Rd. wishing him well. It really hit home for me. I said a prayer for him that day and continued to keep him in my prayers. I was deeply saddened when I heard the news. He was much too young to have paid the ulimate sacrifice for our freedom. He is a HERO. His service to God & his Country will always be remembered. My condolences to the family he left behind. May God comfort you and give you strength.
May 25, 2008
To the family and friends of Sgt. John Daggett,

May our Father, who willing gave His Son for us, comfort you during this difficult time. Thank-you for raising such a wonderful son who was willing to serve and die for our country. You have my gratitude and my prayers.
May 25, 2008
Thank you Sergeant John "Kyle" Daggett, you are a TRUE AMERICAN HERO...May GOD BLESS you and your Family.
May 25, 2008
To the Daggett Family and Friends

YOUR LOSS is America's as well.
I want to take the time to send a few words and Let you know Sgt John "Kyle" Daggett is remembered as a Hero and you are as well with Prayer for your Loss..
May your Memories with him and of him help to comfort you along with God's care.
There just is no word's to take away the loss you feel, for that I am sorry...
I thank you for America's freedom and mine and my families because of men and women like your Kyle.
God Bless and Keep You in His Peace during these times of Great Loss.

The Family Lines of Lt. Presley Neville O'Bannon (Raised the first American Flag on Foreign soil, Shores of Tripoli Hero) Salute: Sgt. John Kyle Daggett YOUR and one of our Gold Star Hero's, who gave his all.

As His Fellow Soilders Stand Guard we ask God to Bless and Keep them safe.
May 24, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. I did not know John , but believe he is a hero. A hero who sacrificed his life for my freedom. God bless you, John.
May 24, 2008
We are deeply sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers and pray that you may find peace through our Lord.
May 24, 2008
We are greatful and proud of the brave men and women of our armed forces. Our hearts go out to your family for thr huge sacrifice you have made. I am going to mow Uncle Tracy's lawn in Kyles honor today. Go Ranger!
May 24, 2008
I'm terablily sorry to hear of John's death he was a good man and friend
May 24, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
May 23, 2008
Sgt. J.K. Daggett, thank you for protecting me and my family.

To John's family: I am so sorry for your loss, but you had a wonderful son. One you will be proud of every day of your life. I will say a special prayer for him and his family.
May 23, 2008
To Kyle's Family,
I almost feel that I know you, My daughter Amn. Kimberly Crow was in the same unit with Scott at Moody AFB. before she got transfered She is in Iraq now but she keeps in touch with Scott and she wrote me about kyle and ask to get a prayer chain going at church so we have been praying for your family and continue to do so.Scott kept us posted on Kyles condition and I just wanted to say what a hero kyle was and how brave he was he put up such a fight and now he is at peace and rest with the Lord. My daughter ( is 19 yr.old) is a Turret Gunner on a hummvy and I ask everyone I meet to please put her on their prayer list because I know that at any time we could get news that something has happened to her
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.We are so sorry for your loss.
sincerely,
Anderia Crow
May 23, 2008
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2008
http://www.ruthann1.com

May 22, 2008
Rest Easy Brave Soldier, your mission is complete. My nephew Aaron J. Ward was recently killed in Iraq on 5/6/08. I made a promise to him to write in every guest book after his. I thank you John for your service and commitment to our country. My nephew is a great kid and you will have good company until the rest of us can meet up with you guys. Daggett family, my families thoughts and prayers go out to your family and hope that you can find your way through this tragic loss. God Bless you.
May 22, 2008
My family and I just returned from the Pinnacle High School class of 2008 graduation ceremony. The graduating class dedicated the ceremony to the memory of your beloved Kyle. He truly is an American hero. Words cannot even begin to soothe the pain you must be enduring. May God bless you and provide comfort to you always.
May 22, 2008
Dear Colleen, Jack and Kendall,
Your son and brother meant so much to me and he will always have a special place in my heart. I have learned many things from him and remember all the fun we had growing up in church. Kyle was an amazing young man with a will and heart after God's. I remember him always being there when I needed someone and him helping me and protecting me. I know that Kyle is with our Father in Heaven and I can't wait to see him and give him a huge hug, tell him how proud I am of him, and say Thank you. I have been praying for your family and him since he left and you will still always remain in my prayers. If I could ever be of any service I gladly offer my help. God Bless!
May 22, 2008
I knew kyle growing up through our baseball teams and our shared intrerest in the outdoors. I went on my first hunting trip with kyle when we were just 11 years old. He was a great guy who I´m honored to have known. I wish all the best for the entire family.
May 22, 2008
To the family of Sgt Daggett...Thank you. My heart hurts for your loss. As an American, I feel a loss with the passing of your son and brother but also feel great pride for his service and ulitmate sacrifice. He is a true American Hero and I hope you, as his family, hold your heads high with pride knowing you are part of this wonderful soldier! My prayer is for peace and comfort for you and your family.
Sincerely,
Wife of a Career Soldier
May 22, 2008
John is truly a hero. My prayers go out to the family. I will alway's remember the sacrifice made for my freedom.
May 22, 2008
Dearest Colleen, Jack and Kendall:

It has been many years since we worshipped together at "Cactus Shadows" but I have thought of you often.

I won't even pretend to know the heartache you are going through. However, deep in your heart you know that Kyle is sitting at the right side of Jesus. We will all be reunited again.

My love and prayers go out to each of you. May God strengthen you during this terrible time.
May 22, 2008
Kendall, I'm so sorry for your terrible loss. I remember you speaking of your little brother with such great pride and love. You shared your strong, vital faith with me; I know it will carry you through this time of grief. You are in my thoughts.
May 22, 2008
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
May 22, 2008
From our military family to yours, we would like to thank SGT Daggett for his service and sacrifice to this great country, as well as send our deepest condolences for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
May 21, 2008
Dear Jack and Colleen, Andy and I would like to extend our condolences on the loss of Kyle. He has been in our prayer circle since we learned of his injuries. We are so sorry that he has been taken from you so early in life. Our thoughts and love go to you and all of your family.
May 21, 2008
Colleen & Jack,
Our hearts and prayers are with you in these difficult times. May the Lord be with you knowing Kyle is in His grace.
May 21, 2008
Johns Family,

Please accept our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences. you are in our thoughts and prayers. Corey is a hero to all who love this country and will always be remembered.

Proud parents of
HN Robert Nathaniel Martens (FMF), USN
3/6 India, 2nd Mar Div
Killed September 06, 2005 in Al Qaim, Iraq
May 21, 2008
Thank you for your service to our country. RIP
May 21, 2008
I am truly sorry for yours and this country's loss. Sgt. Daggett was my nephews squad leader. You are all in my prayers.
May 21, 2008
Kyle was an amazing person who touched the lives of many people, US and foreign alike. Kyle and I grew up together in Cave Creek, AZ and went to the same church and school for many years. Kyle was a great friend and lots of fun to be around. I will never forget what a brave and determined person that Kyle was! I know where Kyle is right now, and when I get there, I will give him a firm handshake and say thanks for being so brave and courageous in such unrelenting times. I love you Kyle and can't wait to see you. My prayers and thoughts are with Colleen, Jack and Kendall. I love you all and as you know The Bailey's (that is Tyler, Lance, Tanner, Dixie Lee and Wayne) are always, and will always be here for you. Much love!
May 21, 2008
I am sorry for your loss. He was a good cousin, and brother. He is a fallen hero that will never be forgotten. A hero will never die. We all think he was a proud American who did his job with pride. Even though he died, our family still loves him.
May 21, 2008
To all of our family who so loved Kyle, and to the Daggett family who will miss him dearly, we give thanks to have had such a warm and loving grandson who always had a sweet smile and a big hug for us. We will miss you Kyle but we will see you soon in your home in Heaven. Love ya!!! Grandma and Grandpa Phillips
May 21, 2008
Dear Jack, Colleen, and Kendall,

Please accept my sincerest sympathy on the loss of your son and brother Kyle. My small church community at St. Patrick's has been praying for Kyle. I did not realize our connection until I read the obituary in the paper. May God bless and console you in your loss. Your family will continue to be in my prayers.
May 21, 2008
I do not know this family personally, but I am a greatful American. My heart hurts for you & yours. Thank you for this brave family. May God comfort & keep you all.
May 21, 2008
Dear Jack & Family,
My heart goes out to all of you... I pray that God will comfort you now and in the years to come. My deepest sympathy to all of you. Kyle sounds like he was such a phenomenal young man. I know Jack from our school days & last saw your family at Chaparral Christian Church...God Bless all his family and close friends who are mourning!!! Brenda (Bradfield) Calhoun
May 21, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kyle and his family. Kyle was an amazing, kind, and fun person who always had a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed by so many people including our entire family.
May 21, 2008
It was a pleasure knowing Kyle in high school.Thank you for sharing him with the world.He is a hero to all of us. Heaven has gained an angel. My family and I have you in our prayers.
May 21, 2008
REST IN PEACE SGT. DAGGETT, TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS MAY THE MEMORIES OF THIS WONDERFUL SOLDIERS LIFE FILL YOUR HEARTS WITH BEAUTIFUL MEMORIELS
GOD BLESS YOU
May 21, 2008
To the Daggett family,

I know there are no words to say, except how sorry I am for your loss. May you hold Johns' memory in your heart and please remember he shall never be forgotten.

...For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I’m home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I’m only a civilian
And I don’t even know if it’s allowed.

But I salute you; allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.

Suzanne MacDaniel
A Proud Aunt
David M.Fisher
May 21, 2008
I am so thankful for the work your son did for our country. His devotion and efforts are not forgotten. May God comfort you with His great love during this tough time. Praise the Lord for the amazing hope we have in Him.
May 21, 2008
Kyle will always be remembered for his incredible skills, unbelieveable determination, and his warm, friendly attitude. He is a true American hero in every sense of the word.
May 21, 2008
Dear Colleen, Jack, and Kendall,
We cannot begin to tell you how very sorry we were to hear about Kyle. We prayed so very hard that he would recover from his injuries, and it seems so unfair that he was taken from you at such a young age. We have always said that no parent should ever have to go through losing a child, and we can't imagine how devastated you all are. Kyle was such a sensitive, kind, and extraordinary young man from the time we got to know him when he was only five years old. We always looked forward to his sweet smile and his hugs. He was a sweetheart, and we feel so proud to have known him and proud that he chose to serve his country. We pray that your strong faith will help you get through this seemingly unbearable time, and know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families. And if we can do anything at all to help, we are here for you. Love you all, Cathy and Chris
May 21, 2008
Dear Jack, Colleen, and Kendall,

I knew Kyle only through my son, Chris, who met Kyle and trained with him at Schofield Barracks. They deployed together with the 1-14th. Chris contacted us by phone tonight and told us about the tragedy. He said that the unit had a very nice memorial service for Kyle last night.

Since meeting him, Chris spoke frequently and always fondly of his buddy, "Daggett". I am looking at the computer through tears as I type this and mourn the loss of my son's dear and highly respected friend and your precious son.

Our nation owes you a debt that it can never repay for the gift of one courageous patriot and warrior. Your son did not die in vain. From earlier conversations with Chris I know that word of Kyle's injury provided significant motivation to Co. B to re-establish and sustain control in the heart of the Sadr City hostilities.

Indeed, it would have been an honor to have met Kyle. Though I never did, I will never forget him.

May the Lord make his face to shine upon you and on Kyle, to be gracious unto you, and give you peace. In Jesus name, Amen.

Art Hogan
May 20, 2008
To Kyle and his family -

I have been browsing these posts and I am both relieved and saddened.

I am saddened at the loss of Kyle, and his family is in my prayers. He was a great guy, and I still can't get over the fact that he's gone. My condolences go to all of you.

I am relieved, though, that Kyle got to live a fulfilling life. All of these posts refer to him as both a soldier and a man - which is strange to me, because in my mind Kyle is still a 1st grader playing with me at recess, and talking about getting to watch parts of an R-Rated movie (Aliens, undoubtedly.) He's in middle school, talking about his next science test. He's in high school, talking about going to Pinnacle instead of staying at Cactus Shadows. I regret that I only got to see the beginning of Kyle's transformation to a man and a soldier, as we kept less and less contact with each other. I am, however, profoundly grateful that he indeed became a man, served his country, and got to pass on doing what he believed in and what he enjoyed. I hope that the rest of us in his class can live up to, in our lifetime, what he has achieved already. He will be greatly missed.

Rest in peace, Kyle.
May 20, 2008
To Kyle's Family and Friends-

While you mourn Kyle's loss now, please know that in time your wonderful memories will allow you to celebrate his life!
May 20, 2008
Our family is so sorry for your loss!! We will never forget Kyle playing with our son Cameron during the summers in Cave Creek. He was always a wonderful young man. He never saw me without giving me a hug. Kyle and your family are in our prayers.
May 20, 2008
Dear Kyle,
We miss you so much; you just always brightened the room up with that great smile, and fun sense of humor!! I will always remember our foot washin and annointing with oil talks; only you can understand. I will always hold on to that!! I know precious Kyle that you are walking with your King and are being a blessing for God now!! I just ask that your sweetest family would be covered by God's strength and peace. Mikey misses his best bud so much, and we love you forever and ever. Thank you for being the hero always, and thank you to your family for raising such an awesome son!!!!
Love you and miss you Kyle!!!
May 20, 2008
Kyle made our job easier at Pinnacle. He always had a smile on his face. When he came back to visit at Pinnacle he put a smile on our faces, seeing him in his uniform, his dream.
Thank you Kyle for serving our country.
Our thoughts are with the Daggett family.
May 20, 2008
Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with you in the loss of your son. We appreciate all John did in his service to our country, and we appreciate your family in supporting John while he served. God bless and keep you.
May 20, 2008
Deidre and I are deeply sadened by the loss of Kyle. We knew Kyle on a personal level and we found him to be a kind and loving individual, we are confident that Kyle is in the presents of our Lord Jesus Christ. To Jack and Colleen our prayers and love are with you.
May 20, 2008
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Thank you.
For all your family has given for the safety of my children and our freedom.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
May 20, 2008
lDear Jack and Coleene
My heart and prayers go out to you.
May 20, 2008
Sue and I were deeply saddened to hear of your loss and send loving thoughts of support and our most sincere sympathies.
May 20, 2008
I am sorry you have lost your son. My husband and I lost our daughter 5 years ago (she was 23) and know the pain you feel. Know that in the days to come, your memories will become so precious. Deepest sympathies, Jan Salazar
May 20, 2008
Dear Colleen, Jack, and Kendall

I served for two and a half years with your son, he was a mentor to myself and many of the other soldiers, we will always remeber him for that, he would always find a way to cheer us up when we were down, or he was there to talk to if you had something on your mind, he was also there to encourage you to seek your goals and exceed expectations, we will miss your son, but we will always honor his memory
May 20, 2008
I taught high school science to one of Kyle's army pals. He speaks of how close he was to Kyle and what a great friend Kyle was to him. Kyle's teachers will certainly miss him and are touched by his heroism. I am a grateful American.
May 20, 2008
Dear Daggett family,

I am so very sorry for the loss of your son and loved one. Colleen, I had worked with you years ago at the Bank of Scottsdale and remember you and Jack well.

This just broke my heart and I want you to know that you and your family are in our prayers and thoughts.
May 20, 2008
Dear Colleen, Kendall, Jack, Aunt June, Uncle Ed, Daggett and Phillips Families and Megan, Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers. Our hearts are broken for your loss. I just know that Uncle Bud, an old Army Soldier and Aunt Marge were there at the gates of Heaven with open arms to greet Kyle, a young Army Soldier gone too soon. I never knew him, but looking at his pictures it is clear that he was very special, especially since he was your son. The McConnaughy family grieves for you and for what the world will miss without Kyle in it. Love to you all.
May 20, 2008
I've had many thoughts and prayers for the Daggett family during this time of grief. May God bring each of you peace.
May 20, 2008
To the many friends and family of Kyle Daggett,

I pray that God touches you all during this difficult time, as you grieve only the temporary loss of your son, as being a Christian, I am certain you will all be together again. I only know of Kyle through my daughter's high school friendship, and now all that has been written of him, by many who loved him. You must be so proud, as Kyle fought for all of us, so that we did not have to on our own soil. I pray for you all...May God and Kyle touch you deeply, to keep all of the wonderful memories that you have of him.
May 20, 2008
John was one of my Cub Scouts. God Bless you John. Dear Lord Please Bless this Family in this Time of need...
May 20, 2008
Our deepest condolences to Kyle's family. Words can't begin to express our sorrow. Please know that you are in our prayers.
May 20, 2008
My deepest condolences go out to you and the rest of Kyles family and friends at this time. I can't even imagine the loss you are feeling, but please know that there are many out here who are with you all in spirit and pray for you to find the strength to get through this.

We fellow parents of the 2-25 1-14 family are here for you and will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
May 20, 2008
Father we entrust our brother John to your mercy. You loved him greatly in this life: now that he is freed from all its cares, give him happiness and peace forever. Welcome him now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
May God hold John in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathies.
May 20, 2008
So sorry for your lost of an american hero that he was.As a retired veteran knowing what he has done for his country .He will be sadley missed for a man who has protected our country.God bless
May 20, 2008
to the family of this brave and wonderful solider, I want to say thank you for raising such a awesome young man, who loved us all enough to go and fight for our freedom, as well as others, Thank you, my thoughts and prayers are for you all at this time of loss, God be with you till you all meet again. again, thank you for your sacrifice.
May 20, 2008
Jack,Coleen,and Kendall
I ,Brooke ,and Jaime were shocked and sadden when we heard about Kyle. We all remember when we first met your family at Cactus Shadow Baptist Church now known as Black Mountain Baptist in 1995 and Kyle was perfect example as a Christain raised son he was such a happy fun loving boy I remember he was so proud he was going on a date as he called it with an 18 year old girl I believe he was around eight and he bought her flowers. As time past I would see Kyle at the High School where my daughters also attended and of course Kyle arrived all grown but still Kyle always a smile always a big hug for me even if we had not seen him for a few years. We will miss Kyle so very much .We as Christain know he is with our Lord JESUS now and that is what gives all of us who knew him some great confort knowing he is ok.
Esther,Brooke.and Jaime<><
May 19, 2008
To the Daggett family.....I'm Tracy's step daughter and I just wanted to say how very sorry I am for your loss. Words are hard to come by at a time like this and it seems almost impossible to find the right ones. I never had the chance to meet Kyle but through the many stories I've heard (from Tracy, Cara & Kelsey) it's obvious he was an extraordinary man. Kyle and your family are in the thoughts and prayers of everyone I know.
May 19, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 19, 2008
Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Very sorry that you have lost your son and we have lost another one of our brave young soldiers. Thank you for his service to all of us.
May 19, 2008
Paul, Colleen, Kendall, Tonya, Kia and family members,
I am terribly sorry to hear of your loss. I hope the memories you have with Kyle give you strength during this difficult time. My heart goes out to you all during this and for the days ahead. Kyle is forever a hero, and I thank him every day for serving in our military for us and our country!
Love to You All.
God Bless.
May 19, 2008
My deepest sympathies to the Daggett family. Never had the honor of knowing John, but reading the posts here has shown me that we have truly lost a wonderful person.
May 19, 2008
MY heart and prayers goes to the family of Sgt. Daggett. We recently buried our hero (my nephew) PFC Aaron J. Ward on 5/14 who was killed in action on 5/6/08 in Iraq from small arms fire. May god watch over your son and now its time for him to stand down, his mission is complete. He will forever be in our heart and thoughts for his commitment to this country. god bless you and your family and we will keep you all in our prayers.
May 19, 2008
We are so sad to hear of your loss. I still think of Kyle coming to our house as a little boy to go to practice. I have two nephews in Iraq as we speak and I know they believe in what they are doing there. I am so proud to have known Kyle and so proud of his calling to serve. He is a special breed. Our country is honored to have him. I will never forget what he has done for us all. My grateful heart is with you. Thank you God for this brave young soul. Keep him close until he is reunited with his loving family.
May 19, 2008
To the family and friends of fallen hero SGT Daggett...I am so very sorry for your loss. May God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. He will not be forgotten. God Bless You.
May 19, 2008
Dear Jack,Colleen,and Kendall,
We are so sorry to hear the news of Kyle's passing. He has been in our prayers since he left to serve our country. We treasure our memories from Cactus Shadows Baptist and SonRise of Kyle and your lovely family. Kyle is a true American Hero,we look forward to hearing all of his stories when we reunite in heaven. We will continue to pray for strength and peace for you that only can come from our Heavenly Father at times like this. God Bless You and Thank you Klye for your dedication to God, family, and Country.
Love in Christ,
Keith and Connie Robinson and family
May 19, 2008
Dear Colleen, Paul, Kendall, and to all who loved Kyle: Our deepest sympathies are with you. All of us at Precision Truss and Lumber in Clackamas, Oregon, grieve the loss of your son, brother and friend. Please accept our sincerest condolences during this most difficult time.

Sincerly,

Dyann Knutson Myers
- on behalf of our employees and their families.
May 19, 2008
Our prayers are with each and every one of you over the loss of Kyle. There are no words of comfort that can soften the loss of a loved one, but please know you have our heartfelt sympathy during this very difficult time.
The McConnaughy-Vargas Family
May 19, 2008
I had a son to die at 27 years old, therefore, I can feel how you feel...I thank God for this soldier that served our country and kept us safe...May God bless & keep you and your family in his loving care...And may He give you all strength to go throuh your grief...
May 19, 2008
To Sgt. Daggett and his family...Thank you.
May 19, 2008
My deepest condolences for the loss of Kyle. Your family pays a very high price for the freedoms we all enjoy. Thank you so very much. God bless you all.
May 19, 2008
Jack, Colleen, Paul & Kendall,
We have prayed and covered your family in prayer throughout this entire time. Our hearts grieve the loss of this brave hero Kyle and grieve for all of you. May you all be comforted by our Almighty God. Isaiah 41:13 & John 14:18
Love & hugs to you all during this time.
May 19, 2008
Colleen, Paul, Jack, Kendall, Family and Extended Family,

There are no words that can ever express how I felt when I was told Kyle had passed. I loved Kyle very much and I will always miss him.

The thoughts of you and your loss was on my mind and I prayed God would give you all the strength and courage you needed and that he will continue to as you need to get through this loss of your only son.

I want you to know Kyle will always be the bravest man and most honorable soldier in my book.

I know not the felling of loss of one of my children but I am sure it is one of the most and very hardest thing to have to do but know we love you and are here for you always and we are a phone call away or a email away.

Know it is ok to grieve and we understand there are going to be sad and hard times for you and there will be times that it will be peaceful, wonderful memory times for you and our families.

We do not know why Kyle passed away but we do know Kyle is with our God the Father and he is safe and ok now.

My prayers have and are with you still. I pray that the Lord Our God is with you as you go forward to make the arrangements that are needed for Kyle. I pray that Jesus will give you the strength to get through this with a sense of peace. Call on him

I offer my sincere condolences and love to you all at this time of sorrow in the passing of Kyle.

We as family will always hold close many memories of Kyle. He will always be in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.

Kyle has always been special to me and the family. I am sure for all the other people whos life Kyle touched feel the same way. Kyle was just Kyle who had been given the special gift of love, kindness, joy, honor, understanding, belief, bravery, and respect.

These are the things we respected about Kyle and we love him even more for these traits. We are and will always be very proud of Kyle.

You did a good job in raising Kyle with Gods help. Know we love you and are so proud of you as Kyle's loving and caring parents .

I love Kyle lots and I will miss him but I know he is in a better place with Our God, just knowing that helps me to have peace and strength. I pray the same for you and all who knew Kyle.

Our families and I would like to thank all that were there for support for you while you were with Kyle in foreign country.

Kendall I want to Thank You very much for keeping us here up to date through this hard and sad time. I know it was very hard for you to email and tell us the things you did so we were up to date on Kyle. Thanks for telling it just the way it was-being frank with us so we knew exactly what was happening with Kyle.

Kendall you were and still are and will always be Kyles great sister. Kendall you are a very brave and loving woman. I want to express to you that I am very proud of your help. I Love You very muchly. Thank you again for every thing you have done while you were with your mom and everyone. Just being there for Kyle shows what a compassionate woman you have become. Kyle knows you were there for him and mom and dad etc..

Kyle was a special man and I honor him for his brave service in the US Air Force Rangers in Baghdad, Iraq.

God be with you Kyle - Love Aunt Sandy

Love as Always to all of you,
Sisters Always,
Sandy aka The Oldest & The Meanest (Kyle loved to tease me why I was the aka)
P.S. Again I want to offer to help if it is need and will help you. Please give me a call and tell me what you need help with I will be more than glad to be there for you.

Hugs and Kisses to you All
May 19, 2008
How proud yet sad the family and friends must all be. To see Kyle was a ranger I salute him. From one old man now who served 31 years US Army Rangers / Army Intelligence to A young new man who gave up his life I Stand and Salute him and Thank him and his family. I know the RANGERS are a VERY SPECIAL BREED.
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The life question now is can we take note from Kyle. Yes Taps has played for the last time for one young Brave Lord Fearing Man. Kyle gave it his all and then some. Though the Sun has gone yet the SON has come. Though there seems to be darkness as the sun set and Taps were given, the appearance of darkness has been replaced with Light of GLORY all around and the brilliance there of.. When Kyle was asked do you want to come home he breathed his last and fell into the Grace and found rest in the arms of the Lord Jesus Christ. Where Kyle now gets to walk and be at Jesus's side. Kyle came gave it his all and then... When presented with the truth Kyle accepted it and stood firm on it to his last action and breath. Yes the question is can or will we all take a note from Kyle? [2 Timothy 2:3-5]
May 19, 2008
Kyle,
We will all miss you so much. You were definitely the best of us. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and all those effected by this tragedy. The world has lost a wonderful man.
May 19, 2008
My Son Josh Burgin played Football with Kyle at Pinnacle High.
His grandfather Bill and I worked with Jack Dagget and his brother in the 80s. What I knew of Kyle was What I saw on the Football feild and Heard from the Coaches and from my son Josh. Kyle was a polite ,strong and respectfull young man a true credit to his Family and his team. We offer our sympath to Kyles family and wish for them some measure of peace in this time of great loss.
May 19, 2008
Kyle, It was an honor to have you as a best friend, You treated me as a brother. thank you for fighting for our country and what you believed in. You will be missed! I know that everytime i look to the sky you will be looking down upon all of us. We will see you again someday.
May 19, 2008
Kyle may you rest in peace and aunt colleen uncle jack and kendall i am so sorry. love you guys.
May 19, 2008
Jack,

I send my sympathy and condolences. I never met Kyle but he was a hero to us all. He is sitting on the right hand of the Lord and will be praised by all for his service. God needs heros too.
May 19, 2008
“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who actually strives to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

Theodore Roosevelt: Citizenship in a Republic; Speech Delivered at Saobonne, Paris April 23, 1910

God speed fallen warrior......
May 19, 2008
"Godspeed - for he is now immortal and bigger than life itself" He will never be forgotten by me.

Tom Tarver, Denver Colorado
May 19, 2008
Dear Jack, Colleen, Paul and Kendall,
I'll always remember Kyle and his sense of fun...his mischievous smile always lit up the SonRise hallways and made a great impression on both of my kids!! I am so proud and honored to have known him; he had more bravery and sense of duty and honor than I have in my little finger. He will be missed, but the lessons he has taught us all (and my children) will go on forever. God bless you all.
May 19, 2008
NO GREATER LOVE IS HE THAN HE WHO GIVES HIS LIFE FOR A FRIEND
THANKS FOR THE GIFT JOHN
A TRUE AMERICAN HERO
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY


CSM W.H.WILLIAMSON
May 19, 2008
John,

Thank you for serving. Its devastating to hear of another fallen soldier. We are proud and honor you for your courage and bravery and we salute you United States Army soldier!! God bless your family and may you rest in peace.
May 19, 2008
Our hearts go out to your family, friends and the men and women you served with. God bless you. The Sorrell and Hanrahan Family
Laura, Jim and Courtney
May 19, 2008
Colleen, Paul, Jack, Kendall, Aunts, Uncles, Ed & June
The McConnaughy Family is here for you as always and are deeply saddened by Kyle's death.
I have never met him, and would have loved the opportunity to see that smile on Mother & Son.
Love to all, prayers for all.
The extended McConnaughy Clan.
May 18, 2008
Jack and Colleen,
Please accept my condolences for the loss of your son.
May 18, 2008
Colleen, Jack, Kendall and your precious families ~

You are being bathed in prayer and lifted before our heavenly Father's throne. Our boys went in the Army about a month apart. Collin has been over in Iraq since August and has 5 more months to go. This is so hard to get one's mind around. Our prayer for Kyle while he was struggling to survive was "not our will but Yours be done" and He (our heavenly Father) has done what is best, however, that doesn't mean we instantly understand. Just remember, it is okay to cry, it is okay to ask God "Why?" because He WILL bring you peace and His grace WILL be sufficient as He helps you come to understand in the days, weeks, months and years to come. Kyle is our hero! We are here for you!

We love you all!

Ron, Nancy, Collin and Courtney
May 18, 2008
Jackie and Colleen,
I have known you, Jackie since grade school. When I saw the face of this beautiful young man, and realized he is your son, I felt such a heartache for you and everyone who knew him. God bless you during this terrible time of sorrow. The world has truly lost a wonderful young man. Words can't begin to describe how sorry I am for your loss.
Sincerely,
Susie Hecker Taylor
May 18, 2008
Dear Colleen, Jack and Kendal - I am so, so sorry. I moved to Texas from Cave Creek and heard from my sister about Kyle. He was a joy to know. He always had a smile on his face and was the sweetest little boy in my Sunday School class. My prayers and love are with you and your family during this very difficult time.
May 18, 2008
Our prayers are with you at this sad time. We thank Kyle for his ultimate sacrifice for us and our country. God Bless you all.
May 18, 2008
My prayers are with you all. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Kyle was an amazing person and he will be missed by one and all!
May 18, 2008
Dear family, I am so sorry for your great loss.What a beautiful young man...... I have three sons also serving and I always fear the Worst. I also lost a son but He was only two years old. It was the most devastating experience I have ever been through...I do Know the Depth of that black place called Grief. But...I do know without a shadow of a doubt....there is a God in heaven and he tells us that he has gone to prepare a place ofr us and I m sure this beautiful son is there... Don't Give up hope. We all love and pray for your Strength...Joan Haldiman
May 18, 2008
I never knew John or his family but I would like to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of a brave man. I am very thankful to all of our courageous soldiers who fight for our freedoms everyday. When the life of a soldier is lost it is a great loss to all of us. You are in my heart and prayers.
May 18, 2008
Colleen and Jack
So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you
Colleen (Rodgers) McKisson
May 18, 2008
Colleen and Jack - My heart aches for you with the loss ofyour son. I know your faith sustains you and your joyful memories will continue to enrich you going forward. Great Blessings to you my friends, Kathryn
May 18, 2008
I am so sorry to hear about the death of your young HERO. Please know that many are praying and thinking about you and your entire family. I know there are no words that can ease the pain, but know there are many who hurt with you. My grandson was in the Marines and I know that emotional roller coaster of a ride you are on when having a loved one over there.
May the angels wrap their arms around and give you peace. John is now with his brothers in arms and I am sure he is still looking over all of us.
with love and respect
Mike and Pam Dustin
May 18, 2008
Our thoughts and our prayers have been with Kyle and his family since we heard he was injured. We were truly saddened to hear of his passing. Kyle was a hero and he will be deeply missed.
May 18, 2008
Colleen, Jack and Kendall,
I was just watching a program on ABC this morning and I looked up as a list of soldiers who were killed this week appeared on the screen. To my disbelief I saw Kyle's name. I am so very sorry. I pray that God helps you get through this. I will always remember the special times at your home with our kids playing and swimming together. You are in my prayers.
May 18, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family always... Thank you for sharing SGT Daggett with all of us...
May 18, 2008
Please know that as a mother of a Soldier; I'm grieving with you. As are so many, many others.
May 17, 2008
To the family of John Kyle Daggett:
I have known kyle since the day i was born.I always looked up to him in many ways.Everytime i got to hang out with him was a true gift.Kyle you were very brave to fight for our country.I miss you Kyle!
Sorry for the loss of Sergeant John Kyle Daggett,may we never forget his young,lost soul.
-Alex Powell
May 17, 2008
Daggett Family All,
"Kyle" was/is a gift to all. So precious "God" called him home. Tonight I will say my prayers and know that two great warriors, Papa George and Kyle will be standing guard. Side by side, with "The Lord Jesus", In the Grand Kingdom of Heaven.
"God" bless,
Stephie
May 17, 2008
We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our hearts and prayers.
May 17, 2008
I have shed tears for each of the very brave soldiers who have been KIA since the begin of this war. Now I join your family in this very difficult time. I became a Gold Star Mother on Jan. 9 of this year. My very own son was also killed in this war. So, I can truly feel your pain. Please know that your family is in my prayers--I will ask God to be with you in those moments where you feel like you just cannot go on. Know that he wants us to be as brave as our wonderful sons were. He will bring you comfort. Cry when you need to cry and know that those of us who have already been going through the pain are here to listen to what you may need to tell the world and to hear your John stories. We are all here for each other.

Sincerely,
May 17, 2008
My heart goes out to all the family at this time of grieving. I thank God for this brave young mans courage to do what most young men and woman won't or can't. God bless you and take courage, You will see him again soon.
May 17, 2008
To the family, friends, and comrades of Sgt. Daggett, including those whose lives he postitively impacted in perilous and meaningful service to humanity abroad, are extended my deepest sympathy and condolence. He still touches you all, and he knows he shall not be forgotten nor his sacrifice diminished. I could not be more saddened nor made more proud by his ultimate commitment to what he saw as his duty. May God bless you all, and may you long celebrate Kyle's presence among you.
May 17, 2008
No words can express the sadness in our hearts. Godspeed Kyle. God bless Jack and Colleen.
May 17, 2008
My prayers and thoughts are with you.
I know how you feel losing a "HERO",Becoming a "Gold Star" Mother myself on 25 March.. The sacrafice our sons and daughters are making on a daily basis should tell us all..These young HEROS knew full well what they were doing and did it proudly When you hug your loved ones tonight.... Remember... We also hugged ours and they were protecting you..We.. as Americans need to make the "Ultimate Sacrafice" by supporting all our military(HEROS)...the Proud Mom of SGT. Jason W. Swiger
5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne,Fort Bragg, N.C. KIA 3/25/007
May 17, 2008
Colleen, Jackie and Kendall:

We are so saddened at the loss of your beautiful, precious son. And we are so proud that he had the courage and determination to protect this great country. His unselfish love of God and Country is to be commended and remembered.

I remember all the time he spent at the boat, just hanging out and fishing with Don and Chris. He was always such a gentleman, even at a young age. I always loved to see him sit right next to you Colleen at SonRise during services. To see him get playful and almost try to tease you to get you to laugh.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Much love and thanks for raising such a wonderful young man.

The Roughan Family
Don, Susan, Coila, Tara and Christopher
May 17, 2008
Colleen and Jack, I am so sorry for your loss. Colleen I worked with you at American Bank many years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Dan D. knows how to get a hold of me.
Love,
May 17, 2008
I am so, so sorry for your loss of Kyle. My heart goes out to all of you.
May 17, 2008
Kyle,
So many good memories with you in high school. Cant believe you left us so young. Thank you for all you did. Gonna miss you man
R.I.P.
May 17, 2008
"I will always remember"My deepest to you and your family. I too lost my son January 28,2008 to an IED at the age of 21.
The pain is not what gets easier, life just gets different.
Your son will remain a HERO before God and his Country.
May 17, 2008
We have known Kyle and the Daggett family since being their soccer coaches at 5 years old. He was a wonderful young man and will be greatly missed. He is and always be a hero and it will never be forgotten. Our sympathy goes to the ones he leaves behind. He is with Jesus and will continue to look down upon all of us. Rest in Peace Sgt. Daggett.
May 17, 2008
aunt colleen and uncle jack,and kendall,my deepest sympathys,for your loss,kyle is a hero for our country,and is now with our LORD and Savior,and in the most beautiful place,i pray for the comfort of our Father to be with you in this time of loss,and send my love.
May 17, 2008
My deepest sympathies to Kyle's family and friends. Those who lose their lives for our country are the true heroes. Kyle, thank you so much for serving our country and making the ultimate sacrifice. You have been in my thoughts and prayers for the past 2 weeks and my heart sunk when I heard of your passing. I may have never met you personally, but I know you tuched many lives. May you rest in peace.
May 17, 2008
I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU TELLING ME YOU WERE NOT AFRAID,THAT YOU WERE PROUD TO SERVE IN THE ARMY.
May 17, 2008
Please accept my Deepest and Most Heartfelt Sympathy regarding the Devastating loss of Sgt. John K. Daggett, with So Much Gratitude for your Fine Young Soldier's Courage, Dedication and Service to our Country and for Freedom.

May John rest safely now, in God's Care and know that he is a True American hero, that shall Never Be Forgotten.
May the Peace of the Lord be with the Daggett family.
There will Never Be Enough Ways, to Humbly Thank these Young Heroes, for their Sacrifices, my brother among them. Killed in action in Vietnam in 1967.

"And God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes,
there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying,
there shall be no more pain.
For the former things have have passed away."
~ Revelations 21:4 ~

May you find peace in knowing the love and memories you have, will remain in your heart forever and that this Grateful Country Will Remember, John's Sacrifice.
My thoughts and my prayers are with you.
May 17, 2008
Thank you John for serving and protecting our country. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Proud Blue Star Mom..Army Strong.
May 17, 2008
We send our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Sgt. John K. Daggett.
May 17, 2008
Our deepest sympathy to Sgt. John Kyle Daggett's family and Megan. He will always be our hero, Thank God for our soliders, what they do to enable our freedom. God Bless you.To Gentle Winds & Smooth Sail's, Faiva Family {son Naval Pilot in training}
May 17, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with John and his family.
May 17, 2008
To the Daggett family - my deepest sympathies go out to you for your loss. I returned last year from Iraq after serving as a contractor training police. I have nothing but admiration for the soldiers and Marines serving. Please know my prayers are with you and Kyle.
May 17, 2008
John, Thank you for serving our counrty and making our world a better place to live in. You are one of America's heroes. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless
May 17, 2008
Kyle was very close to the hearts of his family and friends. He was very close to my heart, and especially to the heart of his LORD and Savior Jesus Christ! He was also a "bonnie" friend,fisher, and hunter to his pastor.

Do not seek Kyle in Arlington
National Cemetery among the dead For while his body is honored there he is not there. He is more alive now than he ever was on this earth as he has entered the company and realms of the immortal believers of JESUS CHRIST!

I have no 'last' respects to offer Kyle for I know that I will see him again, as will all others who share Kyle's faith. So, family and friends, we fix our eyes upon HEAVEN and to that glorious reunion when we have immortal bodies untouched by wounds, hurt, and death!

"We don't want you to be uninformed...about those who 'fall asleep' in death, or to grieve over them like the rest of men who have no hope. If we believe that Jesus died and rose again, then we can believe that God will just as surely bring with Jesus all who are 'asleep' in HIM...so by all means comfort and encourage one another with these words..." I Thessalonians 4:13-14,18 (Phillips/Para)

"Jesus, said: 'Do not let your hearts be troubled, you believe in God believe also in ME. In my FATHER'S
house are many mansions; if it were not so I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am you may be also'..." John 14:1-3 (NASB)

Until we meet again in the halls of Jesus and immortals of all ages!

Pastor Jim and Sally
May 17, 2008
John,
I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
May 17, 2008
We're a Pinnacle High School family who was devastated to hear of the loss of your remarkably courageous son John Kyle. The school had a very heartwarming memorial for him today and many flowers and notes have been left at the front of the school in fond and loving remembrance of him. You have our very deepest sympathies in the loss of such a remarkable son, along with our prayers for God's love and support for all of you during this most difficult time. John Kyle Daggett, you will always be in our hearts.
May 16, 2008
Kyle you are a true hero. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and those that loved him so much..
May 16, 2008
May the Lord Jesus hold your dear family close as He comforts you and may your precious son rest in peace with Him. We are a Pinnacle Family praying for you.
May 16, 2008
Darling Kyle, the only son of my cousin Jack. Your huge and loving family is left with memories of your kind and loving manner and we miss you dearly. How can we find the words to bid you farewell. You will live on in our thoughts, prayers and hearts forever and you will never be forgotten. We love you so much and we salute you for your sacrifice to our country and for our freedom. God be with you.
May 16, 2008
Kyle ~ rest in peace and know that you are a hero which will never be forgotten. Thank you for protecting me, my family, and all of America. You are now in heaven with other heroes watching over all of us. Thank you Kyle. To Kyle's family ~ I know how difficult it is for you and for that I am so sorry. Please know that myself, along with many other military families in the valley are here for all of you. We are all family. Much love and support from a Marine Mom of a son who also graduated from the Paradise Valley School District and serves our nation.
May 16, 2008
I will always have the memory of Kyle at church when we were kids. He is certainly in the arms of the angels ... I believe he was an angel who was sent to walk this earth for a short time, but in that time Kyle moved mountains ... It is heroes like Kyle who make freedom possible and makes me proud to be an American ... May God bless your family during this time
May 16, 2008
God bless Sgt. Daggett. I lost my husband March 3rd, 2008 in afghanistan. I know the pain you're feeling. Just know that he faught strong and hard and he was and always will be a true hero. I thank him and all the other military service members...fallen or not. I hope he meets my husband up in heaven and they become friends. My husbands only 2 years older than him. God bless your family and stay strong.

Amy Koch-wife of Cpl Steven R. Koch
1-508/82nd Airborne Infantry Div
KIA Sabari Afghanistan 3/3/08
Rest in peace
May 16, 2008
I am very sorry for your loss. Your son made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. He is truly a Hero.
May 16, 2008
To the Family of Sgt John "Kyle" Daggett: Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of this remarkable young man. We also wish to express our sincere thanks to Sgt. Daggett for his brave service and ultimate sacrifice. He is a Hero.
May 16, 2008
May God hold you in the palm of His hands during this time. Heaven has gained a true hero. Thank you John for your sacrifice for your country.
USMC MOM
May 16, 2008
I am very sorry for your loss.
May 16, 2008
Sgt Daggett, may you rest in peace and may God hold you in the palm of his hand. You are truely a hero, THANK YOU for serving and protecting our country. Please know you will live on in the hearts of many. To your family, I share your loss and sad feelings. My son is also in Iraq, serving his second tour. I know in time your sad feelings will turn to warm and loving memories...God Bless Sgt Daggett and his family as they go through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From one military family to another, God be with you.
May 16, 2008
I'm so sorry for your loss. Though it is little consolation, he is a true hero.
May 16, 2008
Our hearts go out to you as a fellow Pinnacle High School family. His handsome picture conveys a young man full of pride and life. He must have had his own plan and path in life . What more can we ask for as parents? Be proud of such a young man.
May 16, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Daggett:
You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of this very brave soldier who gave his life for his country.
May 16, 2008
It just seems so surreal that you are gone. Thank you so much for watching out for me in high school and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have done for this country. You may be gone but now you are safe and free. You are a hero to all and I am proud to say that you are my friend. I will see you again someday.

We have lost a friend but we have gained an angel!
May 16, 2008
My heart goes out to all military families. These people who serve for our country are of a different breed. They sacrifice so much more than most of us. And they do it without asking anything in return. God Bless you John K. Daggett. Thank you so very much for your sacrifice. And may God hold your family close to his heart through this difficult time.
May 16, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you, and all the men and women serving over there. My son is in Iraq right now and I cannot imagine what you are going through
May 16, 2008
Thank God for men such as you. Without your courage and dedication, our beloved freedoms would be a faint memory.
May 16, 2008
Godspeed John K. Daggett
May 16, 2008
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SACRIFICE! May you rest in peace and may your family be blessed by your memories and God's love.
May 16, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
May 16, 2008
You are amoung the most elite now an you will never be forgotten for what you were here on earth a true hero. vietnam vet
May 16, 2008
A soldier never dies. He will live on in the very same American lives he fought to protect. He is a true hero and will always be remembered as such. Celebrate his life because he fought for yours. To his family, please smile as best you can for he is safe now.

Love and Honor.
May 16, 2008
I am deeply sorry for your loss, and I pray that the comfort and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you and your family.

"Greater love has no man than this, but to lay down his life for his friends"
May 16, 2008
Kyle is a HERO!!! His life was led doing what he loved. He will never be forgotten.
May 16, 2008
John you are a true American Hero!
You will be missed! Thank you for what you did for all of us and our country!
May 16, 2008
May God bless your family. Once a hero, always a hero.
May 16, 2008
I pray that you take comfort in knowing that Kyle rests in the palm of God's hand.
His service to our country and his ultimate sacrifice will be honored forever.

Godspeed, Sgt. Daggett.

Rest In Peace
May 16, 2008
May God be with you and care for you for the rest of time. I pray that your family will be consoled and know that their are people who value the sacrifices made by you and your fellow Marines.

M. Jaramillo
U.S. Army combat vet
May 16, 2008
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
May 16, 2008
Sgt Dagget you are and always will be a hero in everyones eyes. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. I am sure he will be greatly missed.
May 16, 2008
Sgt Daggett, like so many others before you, i owe a debt of thanks. It was you who gave your life in order for my family to enjoy their freedoms. As a fellow soldier i can relate to your dedication and desire to serve. Losing a brother is never easy, you are a true hero. May god be with your family in this troubled time. Thank you sir for your bravery.
SFC B. Low
May 16, 2008
Thank you so much for fighting for our country and making the ultimate sacrifice. God Bless your family during this extremly difficult time.
May 16, 2008
Kyle was a wonderful young man. His memory will be cherished.
May 16, 2008
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. John is a hero, don't forget that. Our prayers are with you, his family. May God comfort you until you meet again.

A Marine mom,
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