Jennifer,Kelli,Marissa,and Dan's family;
I was Dan's Platoon Sergeant and Platoon leader (after ours got wonded)during our tour. It is with the humblest and saddest of hearts that I finally post here.
Dan was my "go to guy". We jokingly refered to Dan as "Peterson" from the movie "The Green Berets".He never, never failed in any task he was given. I have so many fond memories of Dan, both back on the FOB or out in the field in patrol. During dismounted patrols through the Palm grove jungles along the Tigis River,he always requested to be "point man". When my track got hit one night, he raced his track and crew at top speed passed mine, to assist and provide cover so we could engage the attackers. I could go on and on about Dan. He made me laugh so many times. He was such an impressive leader. The men in his section were the second most imporant thing to him. The first...His family. He always spoke so poudly of Kelli and Marissa. I was there that night...and it was an emotional ordeal for us all. There were hero's that night doing their all to protect and save Dan and the the others in his track. The forces that massed that evening was impressive to say the least. I will sorley miss them all. There is not a day or night that goes buy that I do not remember Dan and the others. Please feel free to contact me anytime. I would glady speak more if you so deisred.
With the utmost humility and respect
SFC Christopher D. Chebahtah
Humble servent of this great Nation, and soldiers
R.I.P. SFC Daniel R. Scheile
My brother in combat and will be my brother in heaven. Dan, keep the gates of heaven safe and protected, as you protected us on earth. We will greet each other again my brother and it shall be a grand reunion. I know you are smiling down upon on us from above, your spirit lives on with in us all my brother.
He that dwelleth in the asecret place of the most High shall abide under the bshadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I atrust.Surely he shall deliver thee from the asnare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy ashield and buckler.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the a terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the awicked. Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy abitation;
There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his aangels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt atread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the bdragon shalt thou trample under feet. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.