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June 28, 2013
To Dan's family,
I was in 3rd platoon with Dan. I also served with Dan in Kuwait back in 2001. During that first deployment Dan along with Mike Sonoda and Paul Neubauer were the three guys who mentored and became encouraging friends when I was a young and scared PFC. I was with all of them again in Iraq and Dan really was larger than life. Dan was always a kind and understanding friend I could talk to without having to worry about being judged or ridiculed, I trusted him wholeheartedly. Dan was there for me for some of the toughest times in Iraq. I remember him sitting down with me on the balcony of our barracks after my friend John Fuller got hit. He put his arm over my shoulder and like a big brother told me that I could always count on him and the guys. Dan really was like a big brother to me. The night we got hit I was with Dan in his last moments, I held him until the tanks and the medevac came. As I write this I can't find any words to properly explain this moment with you. I only hope and pray that I can talk with you one day. In Dan's honor I named my son, born in May of 2008, Caleb Daniel LeMar. I hope I can find you and talk with your family someday, the family of one of the bravest most honorable men I've every known.

John_Natalie@sbcglobal.net
May 28, 2013
Thank You.
November 01, 2012
God Bless this Soldier.
October 28, 2012
September 24, 2012
To the family and friends of Sgt. 1st Class Daniel R. Scheile:
Always remembering Daniel. "Some gave all."
September 24, 2011
To the family and friends of Sgt. 1st Class Daniel R. Scheile:
Please accept my remembrance of Daniel on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
September 25, 2010
Memories of you are like the light of a candle in the darkness; they keep us going. You are in the thoughts and prayers of those who love you, but especially today. Vaya con dios!
September 24, 2010
To the family and friends of Sgt. 1st Class Daniel R. Scheile:
Remembering Daniel 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 31, 2010
As usual, Danny, you are often in my thoughts and prayers, but especially on this day, to honor you and all of those who serve or have served.
May 30, 2010
You are remembered!!
September 25, 2009
Danny, it's hard to believe it's been 4 years; we all still miss you very much! The girls are growing but miss you terribly. Your spirit will be with them always.

"Thank you for your service" seems so inadequate, but it is heartfelt and sincere, and the best way to honor you is to keep you in our hearts and memories always.

Jeanne Symons
September 24, 2009
To the family of Sgt. 1st Class Daniel R. Scheile:
Daniel gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
June 17, 2009
What a kind man. He is truly missed
September 24, 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 Daniel, 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 –
(To hear the song)
http://tinyurl.com/3o8gol



Sincerely,

Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom SSgt Vince – Lackland AFB
Proud Air Force MIL SrA Dana – Randolph AFB

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

Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
http://tinyurl.com/6gey8b
May 10, 2008
Remembering a Hero on his Birthday

Bill
March 23, 2008
Hi Kelli,

I never knew your Daddy. Any words that I say can not ease your pain or bring back your Hero.

Please remember all the wonderful times that you had with your Daddy. His spirit will be circling in the blowing wind.

Close your eyes and what do you see.
Sleep and Peace and your Daddy set free.
Free to ride the wind and touch us all.
Free to sing with the angels and thats not all.
Free in a place where spring is always.
Here and there your daddy is filled with glory.
All the smile that he gave,
All the laughter that was made
As the angels circle in the blowing wind
Always remember what we could not forget!!

Your Daddy will always be looking out for his little girl from heaven. He will be with you forever in your heart. Just call his name and his spirit to comfort you.

May god grant you comfort knowing that your Daddy is in heaven. Always remember that your Daddy is your Hero and will always be so proud of You

Bill
February 22, 2008
Kelli,
I just popped in to say that you are looked over and thought of daily...(wink) I trust your recent receipt of something special to commemorate your dad was received with warmth of heart. You always have an "Angel" by your side.
Keep your chin up high and know you are watched over from above.
December 09, 2007
Sgt Daniel R. Scheile is a true American hero. He will always be in our hearts. May God bless Sgt. Scheile's family and all who loved him.
December 03, 2007
Dear Kelli, Marissa and Jennifer,
My name is Kim Willmon and I live in Pekin, Illinois. I emailed your dad a brief time while he was in Iraq and I still have the emails if you would like them. I found his name for his unit on AnySoldier.com He also sent me pictures of all three of you and I still have those also. You are beautiful young ladies. He was so proud of all three of you!! It is his own words to a stranger (me) that he bragged about you. You all were the light of his life. I have looked for 2 years for a way to let you know and just now found this site or I would have sent this message sooner. He was so proud of your mom for being the mom and wife that she is, so proud of you with your cheerleading and so proud of Marissa for looking up to her big sister. He was a good man. Please let me know or have your mom contact me and I will forward the emails to you. My email is kemij88@yahoo.com or my work is willmon@uiuc.edu or my phone is 309-643-3919.
Sincerely,
Kim
November 11, 2007
Kelli,
Your Dad is a great American Hero. From one GI to another, I salute you SFC Scheile on this Veterans Day, 2007. May God bless you and your family.

Ken Huff
TSGT (Ret) USAF (1969-1991)
October 18, 2007
hey dad this is kelli another b-day and christmas without you i miss you so much and im sorry i dont go to your grave i just cant take it ive always looked up to you and now i cant look up to you because God needed you by his side thank you so much for defending our country i love you an d dont go a day without thinking about you and some kid made fun of me because i didnt have a dad anymore but i know i do in my heart at least R.I.P daddy i love you
August 16, 2007
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!!

PROUD MOTHER OF A U.S. SOLDIER
Currently stationed in Germany
Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
August 09, 2007
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.
PSALM 91
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.
July 18, 2007
Danny was my cousin and due to family split I only remember him as a fun-loving young teen. I can easily see him as the devoted father and friend that I read about in this guest book. I was saddened to hear of his death and the loss for the family.
February 26, 2007
This is me daddy R.I.P daddy remember i will always love you alive or not i wil never forget you please don't forget me
September 26, 2006
To Danny's family: this 1st anniversary is very hard for you. Please take comfort in your memories; as long as you have them, he will live in your heart. Those of us who love this country are grateful for his -- and yours-- sacrifice and mourn with you.
September 23, 2006
In Rememberance of Sgt. 1st Class Daniel R. Scheile, on this 1st anniversary of the day he gave his life for our Country and for Freedom.
May Daniel rest in the Mighty Hands of God and know that he is a True American hero, that shall NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
I Pray that God's Loving Grace and Comfort will continue to be with the Scheile family.
There will never be enough ways,
to humbly thank these Heroes,
for their Supreme Sacrifice,
my brother among them. KIA-Vietnam 1967.

"I will lift up my eyes to the hills-
from whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth."
Psalm 121:1-2

May the memories of your loved one live in your heart always.
Softly and slowly....
Time heals...
September 12, 2006
To the Family of Daniel,
I have signed this before. Daniel will always be in our thoughts and prayers. It seems like yesterday that we lost this fine Hero.
God bless you Daniel I am sure you are watching over all of us.What a blessing he is and was.
Angel Hugs to you all.
Patsy
September 11, 2006
OUR DEEPEST SORROW TO HEAR OF YOUR TRAGIC LOSS GOES OUT TO YOU. WE DID NOT KNOW SGT 1ST CLASS DANIEL R SCHEILE, HOWEVER HIS BRAVERY IS DEEPLY INSPIRING. WE WERE ON A TRIP AND HAPPEND TO SEE HIS WELCOME HOME SIGN. WE WERE INSPIRED TO WRITE A SONG AND WOULD LOVE THE CHANCE TO SHARE IT WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. YOU ARE IN ALL OF OUR PRAYERS GOD BLESS YOU.
SINCERLY
HYPERBOLE
June 06, 2006
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS. I HAVE JUST LEARNED OF YOUR GREAT LOSS AND WISH TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES. PLEASE KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT HERE WHO DO CARE AND YOUR HERO WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. HOLD TIGHT TO YOUR TREASURED MEMORIES THAT HIS SPECIAL SMILE MAY CONTINUE TO SHINE ON FOR THE LITTLE ONES. I PRAY THAT PEACE WILL FIND YOU ALL SOMEDAY. STAY STRONG AND GODSPEED. SEMPER FI

A PROUD MARINE MOM
May 19, 2006
As Memeorial Day approaches, my family and I would like to say "thank you" for paying the ultimate sacrifice. We will always remember you everytime we fly our flag. May God bless you and your family. The Bennett Family
April 20, 2006
April 20, 2006
April 20, 2006
You are in our thoughts and prayers. His sacrifice is appreciated and will not be forgotten.
April 19, 2006
Mr.Scheile's was a flower well worth the harvest he was plucked from. But he's always around in the thoughts and prayers of his family and those of us that are very very thankful for his service. THANK YOU
April 19, 2006
Just wanted to say May God grant you peace, and understanding, as a Vietnam Vet, these young, brave boys will never have a chance to walk through a door, exchange a smile, or say hello; but I say God grant you his understanding during your time of lost. Daniel rest in peace.
April 19, 2006
To the Family of Sgt. lst Class Daniel R. Scheile:
My heart breaks again as I sign yet another guest book of another courgeous 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. We lost a son 12/1/05.
I know first hand there are no words right now that will bring you the comfort and peace you need. Just know that you are not alone. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you all 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. I am sorry that I never knew your soldier personally, but none of these courageous men and women will be forgotten. They will never be able to be replaced, but sometime, someday your loving memories will help to sustain you. This courageous soldier will forever now 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. 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 courageous soldier and family.
Pam Adams (SFC Brent Adams, KIA 12/1/05 Ramadi, Iraq)
redsandstuff@yahoo.com
(Millersville, PA )
April 19, 2006
Rest in peace at your last post in paradise.
February 26, 2006
My heartfelt sympathy to the Scheile family in the loss of Daniel. I did not know Daniel, 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. You are a hero and you will never be forgotten.
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~
October 21, 2005
A true hero! Rest in Peace!
October 17, 2005
Rest in Peace.
October 15, 2005
It is with a heavy heart that I write to you, the family of Daniel, who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. May Daniel live on in the hearts and minds of his family and country. He is a true hero. My deepest sympathies for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless and give you strength for the days ahead.
October 13, 2005
October 10, 2005

To the Loving Scheile Family,

On behalf of the Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 300 we wish to give you our dearest sympathy for the lost of your loved one, Daniel.

He will always be remembered by you and your family but also by his entire family at the OPCMIA.

Remember, he is also a hero to our Nation that also grieves with all of you during this difficult time.

Our love and prayers are with all of you and may God Bless each and every one of you.

Respectfully,
Steven Scott
October 09, 2005
Dear Scheile Family,
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, dad, and son. My heart goes out to you at this time. I hope you keep your good memories of Daniel alive in your hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you and comfort you.
Sincerely,
Susan O'Neal
(a Blue Star Mom)
October 08, 2005
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. Danny is a true hero and will not be forgotten.
October 08, 2005
I am so sorry to hear about the death of your sweet Daniel. My heart goes out to all of you. I understand that there are no words that can comfort you during this time. Just know that I care and my heart aches for you and all your family. Hugs and love and prayers are being sent to you from me and my family who have also felt the loss of a precious child.
October 07, 2005
To the Scheile family and the Carrolls,

All my love is with you all. I have heard so many wonderful things about this man. He was so brave. Take Care of eachother always.
October 07, 2005
We are so very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Blessed are the peacemakers.
Nancy & Pat Totman
October 06, 2005
Lisa and I are saddened by the loss of your son. Our country's freedom has never been free and all Americans are indebted to the honor, service and sacrifice of men like Daniel to insure that our democratic principles and security remain intact. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
October 06, 2005
rest in peace my friend. my deepest
sympathy for your families loss. we
will meet again someday my friend.
October 05, 2005
Dear Jennifer & family ~

Daniel was a true hero and defender of our freedom. His courage and honor will live on through the conviction and belief you have in what he did & why he was over there. My prayers & thoughts are with you as you struggle to gain some kind of normalcy back in your lives. If there is anything I can do to help ease your pain please let me know. God Bless!!
October 05, 2005
Jennifer, Kelli & Marissa

Dan was a true hero and epitomized selfless service to his country. It has been an honor to work with your family. Godspeed and call if you need anything! The Army Guy
October 05, 2005
Thank you, Daniel.
October 05, 2005
Dear Scheile Family,
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Your loss is felt by all of us with loved ones serving in the military. Daniel is a hero and will forever be rememebered for his devotion to family and country. He will live in the hearts of all of us. Love always, The Ewings of San Ramon, CA
October 05, 2005
Daniel is a hero! My heart breaks for your loss. May God bless you and carry you during this difficult time. Our prayers are with your family, and Daniel.
Paige Barrett
October 05, 2005
Jennifer my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. What a true Hero Daniel is to all of us.
October 04, 2005
Jennifer.... I am very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in my thoughts at this difficult time. (Debbie Suslow -- formerly of FileView)
October 04, 2005
Our thoughts and prayer are with you and your loved ones. May your memories of the happy times you shared help you during this difficult time. We appreciate his service to our country.
October 04, 2005
Dear Jennifer,

Our sympathy and prayers are with you, to comfort and support you in this time of grief and loss of your loved one. God Bless you and your Family with Strength to Endure.
Love, Marguerite C.
October 04, 2005
Jennifer,
I know we just know each other in passing, but you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers since I heard the sad news of Daniels passing. Take comfort in knowing that he is a hero to all of us Americans. I know you are all very proud of him and so are we. May God Bless you now and always with strength and love.
Kim Bryant
October 04, 2005
THE STAFF AND EMPLOYEES AT TEMPLERS TOWING WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE SCHEILE FAMILY FOR SUCH A TRAGIC LOSS, DAN WAS A GREAT PERSON AND VERY DEVOTED TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. WE ARE VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, DAN WILL BE MISSED BY ALL. HE TOUCHED EVERYONE WITH HIS BUBBLY PERSONALITY.
October 04, 2005
May God help you and your family during your sorrow and hard times.
We'll include all of you in our prayers
October 04, 2005
Dear Jennifer and family,

I read with great sadness of your son's death and just wanted you to know that you are not alone in your grief. God bless you all.

Ellen Dale, Orinda
October 04, 2005
To the Family of Sgt. Daniel Scheile,

Medal of Honor winners, in every case, have all said that true heroes are those who sacrificed their lives for their country and their comrades. A son, husband and father are irreplaceable; our hearts are truly heavy with grief for your loss and gratitude for Daniel's and your own service.

May God bless you all,
October 04, 2005
Danny was a very dear friend of my husband and I. We feel so blessed to have had him in our lives. I cannot find the words to express the pain of losing him. We are so proud of him and the person he was. We loved Danny and we will always treasure our memories of him.
October 03, 2005
I was saddened to learn of your loss of Daniel. I know that my son, Spc. Charles Smith, always spoke of him with admiration and friendship. He will be greatly missed.
October 03, 2005
Dear Jennifer and family,
God bless and keep you.
It is impossible to know the grief you are feeling but please know there are so many people you will never know who are praying for you and hope the best for you.
Dan is an American Hero and we thank him and you for the sacrifice. Remember that those you stay behind also serve, and sacrifice, as you have.
Be Good To Your Heart,
Carroll Brooks
October 03, 2005
My deepest sympathy to Daniel's family. God bless you all.
October 03, 2005
My sincerest sympathies to the family of Daniel Scheile. He will be remembered and honored.....
October 03, 2005
Dear Jennifer,
My prayers are with you and your family. May our Father in Heaven shower peace through this time of trial.

Love,
October 03, 2005
Condolences from my family to your family. Daniel is in a wonderful place now and is remembered as a hero.
October 03, 2005
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I felt the sorrow for the family realizing that the loss was for me and all of us who live here in this great country so that we may have the life we have grew to love. My prayers will be with in the days to come and remember when you see only one foot print in the sand it's because God is carrying you to the end.
October 03, 2005
To the Scheile Family:

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. I was devastated when I heard the news about Dan. I still can't believe this has happened.

I was a friend of Dan and Jennifer, and lived behind them for the last 3 years in Antioch until about 1 month ago. I clearly remember talking to Dan one day about the military and his service, and I asked him 'aren't you afraid to go to war, if something happens?', and he replied 'not at all, it is worth fighting for'. I'll never forget that. Dan was committed to serving his country and protecting freedom. He is a hero in my book and I will never forget the sacrafice he has made for all of us.

I remember when my back yard fence fell down between our houses, and I planned to build a new one. Well, unfortunately the day before, I came down with strep throat and was very sick. Dan and Jennifer came over, helped me haul away the old fence, and Dan helped the entire weekend to build the new fence (and he did a great job - Dan was a craftsman for sure!). I appreciated him helping me, because I could have never done it without him.

I know there is nothing I can say to ease your pain, it just doesn't make sense. But hopefully Dan is in a better place watching over us all....

Love, Jason Templer
October 03, 2005
Dear Jennifer,

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I remeber how you told me what a good dad Dan was to your girls. I also remember the flowers he had sent you at work several times and how proud you were of him serving his (our) country. He will be surely missed.

Take care,
October 03, 2005
Such a loss - such a man. God bless your family and may you be comforted and supported by knowing how many people are joined with you in thought and prayer at this difficult time. We may never have met Dan but we are all connected.
October 03, 2005
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers and if there is anything you need (anything at all), let us know. We are here for you.....God bless...
October 03, 2005
To the entire family,
I am so sorry for the loss that you have all had to endure. I hope you can all take solace in the fact that what Daniel was doing was both noble and courageous. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
October 03, 2005
The freedom that we all enjoy is made more precious by the sacrifices of those that gave all to keep us free. May God bless your family and keep you strong.
October 03, 2005
Hi Jennifer, I just wanted to let you and your family know that you have been in my thoughts and prayers every ningt. And remenber that God would not give you anything you couldn't handle, things will get better.

Thinking of you
Stacy
October 03, 2005
My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.
I am so sorry for your loss. You will all be in my prayors.
Nicole Sekulich
October 03, 2005
My deepest sympathy to you all. I went to high school with Danny and he was a wonderful, thoughtful and beautiful person. Memories of him will be forever in my heart. Thoughts of his family will be in my prayers. God Bless You All. He is everyone's HERO.
October 02, 2005
The sad news has shaken the entire Bay Area. Daniel's family will ever remember the day that they built on his courage, dedication, and commitment to begin again to be a special family without his love and leadership. We are grateful for his bravery to protect America and to bring elections to those who have not had that gift and responsibility. We all mourn your loss. God bless you.

Karen Stepper
Vice Mayor, Danville
October 02, 2005
Bless you all. Thank you to your son/husband for the sacrifice he has made. His death will not be forgotten. He is our angel watching over us. He is our Hero.
October 02, 2005
To The Scheile Family,

Daniel has left behind
a thousand moments
that will live in your heart
forever...

Please know, at this difficult time
that you are in so many
thoughts & prayers....

Thinking of you....
October 02, 2005
My heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your loved one, Sgt. Daniel Scheile. Those we love never leave us.
Thinking of you in your time of sorrow.
October 02, 2005
My family and I extend our sincere sympathy and thankfulness for your special son and husband's service to our country. He is a true hero and his sacrifice has not gone unnoticed. Our prayers and blessings are with you all.
October 02, 2005
To the Scheile family,

There are no words to ease your pain. My every thought is with you. Danny was a true hero. love to all of you.

cousin Dianne
October 02, 2005
Dear Scheile Family,
We are so sorry for your loss, he was a true hero, husband and a daddy and will always be in our hearts. Hard to find the words to try and give you the comfort your family will need at this time, just hope this will help a little. We are so proud of Sgt. Daniel Scheile, please tell him thank you for us in your prayers to him, we appreciate and love him for his courageous sacrafice he has given to the United States to keep us free.
Hugs & Prayers
October 02, 2005
I saw your loved one's obituary and couldn't pass it by without extending my sincere sympathy and thankfulness for his service to our country. He is a true hero and his sacrifice has not gone unnoticed. God bless you all.
October 01, 2005
Dear Family and those who love Daniel,

Please accept my deepest sorrow for Daniel's death. My heart goes out to you. Thank you for this sad and extreme sacrifice as a result of Daniel's courageous work to bring peace and well-being to Iraq and the world. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincerely,
October 01, 2005
Dear Scheile Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I can only imagine the pain that you all are experiencing. Your son did a tremendous, unselfish deed by joining the army, laying down his life for his country and serving so that we are free. Daniel is a true hero. Your family is in my prayers.
Sincerely,
Vivian Englund
October 01, 2005
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family. You have paid the ultimate price defending this great country. I sincerly thank you.
October 01, 2005
I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. I lost my husband in this last year and it is not easy. Rest assured that everyone who knows you is praying for you and your family and will do what ever it takes to make sure you get through this time in one piece.
October 01, 2005
Uncle,
Im going to miss you. You've taught to be the man i am today. Im proud to say that you were the dad i've always wanted...I LOVE YOU !!!
LOVE,
Chris;"SLICK"
October 01, 2005
May God bless all of you during your time of loss and sorrow. I grieve with you; even though I never met him, I am humbled by Daniel's service to our country and am awed by his courage, strength and honor. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.
October 01, 2005
Your loss is deeply mourned by many. I pray you are sustained by God's love, peace, strength and wisdom.
anna
October 01, 2005
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. i am so appreciative of what Daniel was doiong for his country.
September 30, 2005
I am so sorry for your loss. Nothing we can say will lighten your burden but just remember that people you don't even know wish you well, are praying for you, and hope you will find some small comfort in our best wishes and prayers for you.
September 30, 2005
To all of the Scheile Family:
May God give you all strength at this time of your sorrow in the loss of a TRUE HERO.
I never knew him---but admire his courage in serving our country and to help Iraqui People know the
ultimate gifts we have...FREEDOM!
God Bless you All!
September 30, 2005
He was a very brave man and made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. May God bless the family and friends left behind.
September 30, 2005
My most sincere condolences on your loss. He joins the hallowed list of American Patriots who have given us all that we are and all that we enjoy as Americans. From this old Marine Veteran, a salute and a prayer.
September 30, 2005
Gay,
May God bless you in a very special way, as He took a very special person from this world to be with Him. I thank God every day for men like your son who are willing to fight for our freedom and the freedom of oppressed nations. I know Danny has made a difference in every life he has touched. I'm so honored to of known such a hero.


"We look forward to the time when the power to love of will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace."

A life’s worth, in the end, isn’t measured in hours, or dollars. It’s measured by the amount of love exchanged along the way."


Your friend always,
September 30, 2005
The ultimate sacrifice from a brave warrior. Thanks for your service to our country and courage for putting yourself in harms way.
September 30, 2005
I never got to meet Danny, but he was family and he was loved. My mother, Patty, and I send our deepest sympathy to all.
Love, Cousin Heather
September 30, 2005
Trina and Gay,
So sorry to hear about Danny. I can think of no words to express how much this hurts us all. We love you guys.
September 30, 2005
Daniel, thank you for serving our nation and protecting our liberty. Over the years, you and many others like you have stood before our enemies while others hid behind hollowed words and solgans. God Bless you and your loved ones.
September 30, 2005
I believe that most free people in this world are walking in the bootprints of American Soldiers. Danny's family can be proud. He had the courage to make such bootprints.
September 30, 2005
I hope the Scheile family will take some comfort in the fact that Daniel was doing something noble, something that he wanted to do, even knowing the risks he was taking. God will bless him.

"As long as there are men like these there will be a United States of America."
September 30, 2005
Words cannot express my sympathy for your loss. Words, also, cannot express the honor I feel when I think that someone I did not know would lay down his life for mine. Daniel did. He laid down his life for his Country and that is me. I pray God's blessings on your family. Daniel is truly a hero.
September 30, 2005
September 30, 2005
With Pride and Honor, SSG Scheile served ~ and, it is because of his service that we are free. May God continue to bless his soul, and may he rest in peace.
September 29, 2005
May God bless you in a very special way, as He took a very special person from this world to be with Him. I thank God every day for men like your son who are willing to fight for our freedom and the freedom of oppressed nations. I know Daniel has made a difference in every life he has touched. God bless everyone in his family

Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they
protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they
perform for us in our time of need. I ask this in the name of Jesus,
our Lord and Savior. Amen.

“I’ll lend you for a little while
A child of mine,” He said.
“For you to love the while he lives
And mourn when he is dead.
It may be six or seven years, or
Twenty two or three,
But will you ’til I call him back,
Take care of him for Me?
He’ll bring his charms to gladden you,
And should his days be brief,
You’ll have his lovely memories
As solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay,
Since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there
I want this child to learn.
I’ve looked this wide world over
In my search for teachers true,
And from the throngs that crowd life’s lane
I have selected you.
Now will you give all your love,
Nor think the labor vain,
Nor hate me when I come to call
To take him back again?”

I fancy that I heard them say,
“Dear Lord, Thy will be done.
For all the joy this child shall bring,
The risk of grief we’ll run;
We’ll shelter him with tenderness,
We’ll love him while we may,
And for the happiness we’ve known
Forever grateful stay.
But should the angels call for him,
Much sooner then we’ve planned,
We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes.
And try to understand.” -Edgar Albert Guest
September 29, 2005
Dear Scheile Family,
We will never forget your son and we will never foresake his memory.
He is a Sentinel at the gates of heaven for our freedoms as he watches over us.
God be with you and your family as you deal with the loss of your fine son. Our sons and all those who serve in this Nations Armed Forces know him and respect him.
We never met him , but we love him.
Please accept or deepest sympathy.
Sincerely, Mike & Peggy Conklin
September 29, 2005
September 29, 2005
I want to offer my condolences to Daniel's family - he was a very honorable man - he loved his family very much - he always looked out for this buddies too. May God grant you peace in your hearts.
September 28, 2005
Daniel's grandfather, Keith Reece, and my son, James', grandfather, Bill Lawrence were life long friends and both would have been proud of Daniel who made the greatest sacrifice a man can make for his country. My deepest sympathy for his mother, Gay, his grandmother, Melvia, his sister, Trina and to Daniel's wife and children. May God watch over you all.
September 28, 2005
My heart goes out to all of you. I'll always remember Danny as a sweet young man. I had the pleasure of meeting him at the yearly Reese Family picnics. He gave his best for all of us. A real Hero.
With love to the Family.
September 28, 2005
Danny, you were such an easy kid to baby-sit. As a long-time friend of your mom's, my heart breaks for her and all your family. Thank you for YOUR sacrifice, as well as that of your family's. You will live forever in their hearts as long as they hold their memories of you.
September 28, 2005
My heart goes out to Danny's family. He will always be our hero.
September 28, 2005
I am also a member of soldiers angels and I along with all of America send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.Just know that Daniel is in a better place and is looking down on us now and smiling knowing so many lives where bettered by his and your sacrifice...Thank You..Sandy Denton
September 28, 2005
My husband is in Baghdad with C co. 1-184 Inf.. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Staff Sgt. Scheile's family and friends. We are so sorry for your loss.
September 28, 2005
To the family and friends of Daniel. You probably remember him as Dan, or Danny. We at Soldiers' Angels will remember him as Hero. Thank you for sharing your son with our country in such a difficult time. Bless you all and may your memories help you through the dark times.
September 28, 2005
I thank the Scheile family for giving us another hero. My love and prayers go out to you.

His contributions to the world will never be forgotten.

Carrie
Soldiers' Angel
September 28, 2005
My sincere condolences for you. It is a sad day when you hear of such a loss for Daniel's family and friends, and all of us Angels, but please take comfort that he is in a better place, and heaven is blessed to have such a wonderful hero as Daniel now.God Bless, our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Stella Lacle
Proud Soldiers Angel
September 28, 2005
I didn't know Daniel but I know many like Daniel.
Thank you Scheile family for Letting a Great Hero try to make this world a better place for all.
I am Sure he is still looking out for all of us.
I am so very sorry and my heart breaks for each and everyone of you.
May God Bless you all.
My Prayers go out to you all
Patty,
Soldier's Angels Member
September 28, 2005
"O Lord, support us all the day long, until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then in thy mercy grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last."
~Cardinal Newman

SSGT Scheile, may you rest easy in your safe lodging. You have earned it.

With warm and caring thoughts,
~Lori Bakewell
Soldiers' Angels
September 28, 2005
My name is Sharon and I am also with Soldiers Angels. I was deeply sorry to hear about Daniel. Please accept my sympathy during this very difficult time. Daniel will not be forogtten, a true American Hero.
September 27, 2005
I too had ben writing to SSG Daniel Scheile. I never heard back from him, other than a message saying thank you for the letters, but I was able to follow his progress on AnySoldier. I was shocked to see his face on the news today.. and heartbroken. Alli can say is there is One more hero in heaven. And we should all be deeply grateful for what he gave this country. God bless those affected by him. I hope his family find peace soon. And Karen, god bless. If u need anything just let me know !
~Melissa
September 27, 2005
my deepest and heartfelt condolences are extended to the family of Staff Sgt. Daniel R. Scheile. please know that Daniel will never be forgotten. May the good Lord wrap his loving arms around him as Daniel watches over the many brave men and women of our military. Thank you Daniel for your bravery and for your service. Rest in Peace.



Cindy Gonzales
Soldiers' Angels
September 27, 2005
I'm also a member of Soldiers' Angels. My heart goes out to Daniel's family and friends. It breaks my heart that we lost another hero.
September 27, 2005
My name is Louella Sadler and I am a member of Soldiers Angels. We are a volunteer group that supports our military through adopting a soldier, letter writing and any needed support for our troops and their families.

I did not personally know Daniel but I knew his Angel, Karen Griffin. Daniel was Karen's first adopted soldier and so special to him. He couldn't have had a better Angel than her to watch over him, pray for him and his family and she wrote him letters, emails and sent care packages to him. She loved him as if he were part of her family. He was quiet except when it came to talking about his family.

I am so sorry for your loss and I know from up above he will always be watching over his loved ones and he will be with you forever.

May he rest in peace.

Louella Sadler
Proud Member of Soldiers Angels
September 27, 2005
My name is Karen Griffin and I am a member of "Soldier's Angels". We are a group that supports our Military through "adoptions of a soldier" and through letter writing teams, care of the wounded, and any type of support needed.

I am proud to say that I was Daniel's Angel. I can't express that feeling I felt last night when reading on the DOD'a casualty list I saw his name. There was a pain in my stomach and I stared in disbelief because it is every Angel's fear. I adopted him in early Summer. I sent some emails and letters and packages to him. He was quiet not like some Soldiers. He was kind and spoke of mainly his family.

I heard from him not long ago and he sent me a picture via email. I was happy that his time was drawing close and he would soon be home, and I would adopt another soldier. That is how it is supposed to go. Not losing one this way. This is a hurt that I am going to feel for a long time.

I can only hope that I was a good Angel to him. Gave him the support he needed and perhaps a smile now and then when he would read my letters telling of my large family of 5 children and a menagerie of pets. I would joke about them.

Daniel I will always remember you. You were my first Soldier. I have many now and I love and care for them as I hope I did you. You are in a better place now.

Your family and friends are in my prayers and I am so sorry, there are just no words. Daniel was and always will be my Hero, my soldier. May you rest in peace and keep watch over your brother soldiers. I will miss you so much.

Karen
Proud Member of Soldiers Angels
May no soldier go unloved.
September 27, 2005
My god bless his family and friends in their time of need.
September 27, 2005
The sacrifices of the few that benefit the many...thank you for your service to this Country, sir.
God Bless you and your family.

--Proud Army Mom
September 27, 2005
God Bless~ Land of the free,because of the brave~(Jamie,Navy wife)
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