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March 17, 2013
My heart breaks for your family, Daniel. We will not forget your brave service to our country or your ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedoms. I know you rest in Peace. May your family find Peace for themselves and eventual healing from the pain of losing you. God Bless You all.
March 16, 2013
Rich and I knew, you were a special young man, from the moment we met you. You and Nat were the cutest couple. Thank you, for sharing your life and love for our daughter with us. And thank you for the memories of you, here, in our home, and all around Newport News, Virginia. And thank you for serving our country, for you made the ultimate sacrifice. Time with you, was too short, for you had an abundance of love of life to share. Our hearts ache for you, our Nat, your Mom and Dad, and all the family, friends. No matter what I say, here, it wouldn't be enough to even capture what we feel about you, or for you, because we love you so very much. The pain in our hearts today, seems harder as time is passing. We will do our best to help take care of Natalie. You are missed every day, and will continue to be missed for the rest of our lives. I find some comfort in knowing, my Mom and Dad must have been eager to meet you in Heaven, when you arrived. Until we all meet again...I know you are here, in spirit with all of us.
God bless you, Danny, forever.
Love always, your mom (in-law) and dad ( in-law) XOXO
January 01, 2013
At the rising of the sun and at its going down. We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and to the chill of Winter. We remember them.
At the opening of buds and to the rebirth of Spring. We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and to the warmth of Summer. We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn. We remember them.
At hte beginning of the year and when it ends. We remember them.
When we are weary and in need of strength. We remember them.
When we are lost and sick at heart. We remember them.
When we have joys we yearn to share. We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live.
For they are now a part of us, We remeber them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier. We will never forget!
December 29, 2012
Our family would like to express our deepest condolences for the loss of your Hero. Spc. Carlson left this world having contributed to the happiness and freedom of all Americans.
We are humbled by his selfless giving and your heartbreaking sacrifices.
Thank you.
The Cory Family Baltimore, MD
Soldier's Angels
December 22, 2012
Carlson, you were a great soldier. Glad I got to know you! RIP!
December 18, 2012
RIP SPC Daniel Carlson. We are proud to have served with you in the Wings of Lighting Brigade. You are greatly missed. W6
December 15, 2012
Danny, I haven't seen you since you were a kid, but I knew through your mom and John, what a fine young man you became. The world is a sadder place to be, without you. You will be sorely missed by everyone, whose life you have touched.
December 12, 2012
I miss you baby, so so much. I love you hubbywubby. I know you're my guardian angel and you always will be until that glorious day when we are reunited again. muah!
December 12, 2012
It was an honor to know you and serve with you. You will never be forgotten. R.I.P Brother
December 12, 2012
It was an honor to serve with you bro. You were a good friend, hard worker and great mechanic. You will not be forgotten.
December 11, 2012
I am so happy that you could come to our memorial. It was a privilege to have Danny in our unit and he will never be forgotten.
December 11, 2012
So very sorry for your loss! I feel honored to have been able to serve with him!!
December 11, 2012
It was an honor to have you as a Soldier, friend, and brother. May you rest in peace and may the Lord and his angels watch over you.
December 11, 2012
You were a great troop. RIP
December 09, 2012
I am so very sorry for your loss. May this great hero rest in peace. May God bring strength and courage to all those who mourn him. I thank you, SPC Daniel Carlson for your selfless service and sacrifice.
December 08, 2012

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men that died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived. -George S. Patton

You were a good soldier and a good friend.

Rest in peace brother.
December 06, 2012
Our prayers go out to the family of this American Hero. He served our country and our country will never forget him.
December 05, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Daniel was a True American Hero. May God Bless your family and friends. Debbie~Solider Angels~
December 04, 2012
I am so very sorry for you lose. I can't imagine what you are going through. Prayers and thoguhts continue for you and your family. With deepest sympathy.
December 04, 2012
I am truely sorry for the loss of your Hero, Daniel. Cherish his memory and celebrate his life. May God bless and comfort you during this time of grief.
December 04, 2012
To the Family of SPC Carlson:

Know that those who died for their country will never be forgotten.

Their sacrifice will live on forever in the hearts of all who cherish freedom.

Our heartfelt condolences are with you all.
December 04, 2012
I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Daniel will 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.

For those missing in action;
for those who didn't make it home.
I know you're in God's presence you are not alone.
For every neatly folded flag;
for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.

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 .

I Salute You.

Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt
Colonie, NY
SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq
December 03, 2012
To the Parents, Siblings, and Wife of SPC DANIEL L. CARLSON, My prayers are with you at this sorrowful time of loss of your Dear Loved One.
He shall always be remembered.
Although a light has gone out in your world, the Spirit of your Loved One Shall lice forever in your memories and in your hearts.
Wishing All of you Strength now and in the many tomorrows to come.
God Bless All
December 03, 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of this brave, young soldier. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God bless each of you. I will forever remember Daniel, his service, and his sacrifice for freedom. Sending my love.
December 03, 2012
Rest in GOD's hands, my hero.

Matt Krakower
December 03, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to the family of Spc Daniel Carlson. You are in our prayers during this very sad and difficult time.
December 03, 2012
Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of SPC Carlson. I belong to Soldier's Angels and we all feel the loss deeply. May God give you peace as you go through this very difficult time.
December 02, 2012
May God Bless your family at this time of extreme sorrow.
Thank you for your service for our country.
Rest in Peace Spc. Daniel L. Carlson
December 01, 2012
SPC Carlson,
Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms.... I am a Combat Veteran and a Blue Star Mom. My Son is a Marine, so I know what it is like to be in your shoes as well as your Mom's. You were serving your country, and that is the highest honor...... Your Mom will miss you more than words can say, and your Family will miss you dearly. Rest in Peace Soldier, Rest in Peace..
SSG Iacolino, Rebecca ( Retired)
December 01, 2012
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers ([email protected]) is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church would like to honor your son's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at [email protected] with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
November 30, 2012
Danny, from the Navy we wish you "Fair winds and a calm sea".
From the Airborne "All the way, and then some".
I'll see you later.
A Brother in Arms,
SPC. Roman (1971-1977) US Army/Navy
November 29, 2012
Our hearts are heavy and you are in the thoughts of so many people. This is such a difficult time and the ROTW Blue Star Moms are at the ready to help. I wish there were words that could truly ease your pain. Danny will not be forgotten.
November 29, 2012
VFW 9624 Ladies's Auxiliary send their love and prayers during this painful time. If there is anything we can do, just contact us. We are located in Cedar Pines Park near Crestline. You can reach us thru our chaplain, Diane Boone. [email protected] May God comfort you and your family.
November 29, 2012
Our sincere condolences go out to Daniel;'s family and friends and we share in mourning your loss.

He will never be forgotten. May his Strength, Courage and Bravery be remembered today and every day. He served us well.
November 29, 2012
Cousin Danny....thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your ultimate sacrifice to keep this country we love safe. But, a larger thank you for the love, happiness and amazing gifts you shared with your family. Watch over us and help us through this incredibly difficult time. Please say hello to all our departed family members who, I know, you are enjoying being reunited with. Until we are all together again in our Holy Father's Kingdom, Dan and I wish you God's peace and sweet sleep. We love you!
November 29, 2012
Danny your life, loyalty and service has deeply touched people that have never even had the honor to meet you. Thank you. You are a hero. May God bless your family at this difficult time, and may your spirit and your love surround your mother and your loved ones always.
November 29, 2012
My prayers go out to the family. May God bless Danny for his service to this country. Rest in peace.
November 29, 2012
Rest In Peace HERO! Thank you for your service. I extend my sincere condolences to Theresa, John and the rest of your family. May the Lord be with you now, and all the time.
November 29, 2012
RIP Danny, my prayers are with you and your family.
November 29, 2012
Hi Danny, we never got a chance to meet in person, but I am your grandmother-in-law and have heard some amazing things about you. You were loved by so many because of the wonderful person you are and will be remembered forever. Rest in peace grandson and I hope to meet you in Heaven one day.
November 28, 2012
All my love and respect to you Danny! Thank you for your service. God has you in his keeping, and your family has you in their hearts! I know you will be watching over all of them, especially your mom. I see your memory living on through her every day. Rest in peace.
November 28, 2012
Danny, You were an amazing person to have had in my life and I feel blessed to have had you in it. Though it was far to brief, the days our families spent together sharing beautiful memories will always be with me, and will forever be my looking glass to glance in to so I can remember and feel the kind heart you shared with all of us. You were an incredibly funny and kind person and I saw it every time we camped or shared a holiday as a family,not connected by blood but by something even stronger, love. My heart breaks knowing I,ll never share another warm embrace with you but I will always hold you in my heart. We love you and will always remember you.
November 28, 2012
Many summers ago we watched you grow from a boy to a man. In that time, we got to know the young man who has become a hero, our hero. We never knew who you would become. Humble, kind, smart, funny, loving, caring, understanding, worldly, and strong. All the traits that we wish we had, but you managed to put into your person; what a good man you became, what good man you taught us to be. We never knew what that really meant until we met you many years ago and yet you were that kid, and you were always the old soul, with all that knowledge just waiting to share it with us.

We remember the fishing trips, one million we are sure, with nothing to show for them but memories a blur. There will always be a single fishing pole next to our chair, for you. We'll meet you at the lake.

Love Gena and Ted
November 28, 2012
You were a true hero!! We love you and miss you and will always have a special place in our hearts for you!! Watch over your mom,dad and Natalie!!
Until we meet again!!!
Love,Tracy,Kyle,Matt and Dylan!!
November 28, 2012
RIP Daniel Carlson.
November 28, 2012
Hey Danny,
We had some fun times! I wish we could have hung out more. Your a good person and we will never forget you! I promise we will take care of Nat!! Love ya and RIP Danny!!
November 28, 2012
Danny, no words can explain how much of an extraordinary man you were. But I just wanted to say you will be truely missed and I will always be here by your wife side. I will take care of her. You were a great husband, brother and grandson to all. But nobody can ever replace that smile you brought upon all our faces. I wish I would've had the oppurnity to meet you but by the things Natalie told me its like I already did. You will be truely missed. Love you always.
November 28, 2012
We never got to meet you but you were our nephew just the same and we loved you so much! Thank you for making our Nats so happy and THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY!! WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU<3. LOVE Uncle Jeff Aunt Shannon and Deborah Rumer!!!
November 28, 2012
Danny, even though I did not get the chance to meet you, I heard great things about you from your wife, Natalie. She loves you so much. R.I.P.
November 28, 2012
Danny you will be missed more than words can express. You have touched so many peoples lives and many whom never had the priveledge of meeting you yet. You are a hero to us all and such an amazing son, huband, brother, nephew, grandson, cousin and friend. You will forever live in all of our hearts. Love Aunt Kelly & Uncle Gary
November 28, 2012
I love you and miss you with all my heart hunnybunny...RIP. I will always love you and I will NEVER EVER let go. Muah baby!
November 28, 2012
Baby, there are no words I can say to explain how much I love you and miss you. From the moment we started dating I've loved you with all my heart. I really believe we were perfect for each other. I know your still with me always because I can feel your presence with me. I'll never let go hunnybunny, never. Love you baby and rest in peace.
November 28, 2012
Danny boy, little brother: I love and miss you tremendously!! You gave the ultimate sacrifice any man could give. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being an awesome little brother and friend. There will always be a place for you in my heart that yearns to be in your company again but I know that you are in a better place now. This is not a goodbye, but merely a "see you later..." I salute you and everything you are as a man. You are without a doubt, A Hero!! So, until we meet again, I love you always!!
November 27, 2012
My condolences to the Family, I will be Praying for you
November 27, 2012
I remember seeing Danny when he was just a sweet, little boy. I know how much everyone loved him and I know how much you all will miss him. There's nothing I can say that will make the hurt go away, but my heart is broken for you all.
November 27, 2012
To the Family of Danny

Though I did not know him, I will forever honor the memory of Danny that you have all so lovingly shared.
November 20, 2012
Natalie, The Carlson Family and the Rumer Family
We are so sorry for your loss..Our deepest sympathies to you.. May God comfort you as you mourn the loss of a husband, a son, a son-in-law, a brother, a friend & a soldier. We will see him again one day. In the mean time treasure the great memories of the life you had with him so that he lives on in your hearts. Love Margaret, Dan and Kayla Baker
November 19, 2012
I never meet Daniel, but as I vet I can say he is a hero to me. Thank you for your service to our nation. I am so very sorry for your families lose
November 19, 2012
To Danny's Family

May Gods love bring comfort to your broken hearts.

RIP Hero
November 18, 2012
It is with much sorrow that I have to offer my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Spc. Danny Carlson. There are few words that I can say that may offer solace, so I will pray for Danny, your family and brothers-in-arms.
November 18, 2012
We never met, but you married our niece Natalie and we new right away you were a beautiful person. If we could determine this by your actions alone then we know you are with God and are looking over Natalie. We all love you and someday we will meet.
November 17, 2012
Dear family, I pray for you as we all grieve the loss of Danny. May his memory always live sweetly in our hearts and comfort us in our daily lives.
November 15, 2012
My deepest sympathy to your family in this very sad time. Keep family and God close. You are in my prayers.
November 15, 2012
Danny, you are with loved ones now, guiding you and protecting you. Granddad is there with you, in our hearts, we all are with you. Blessed Mother will hug you and keep you warm and safe. We all will see you again one day, you and I can play rummy and as usual, you will let me win. we will play horse and again you will let me win. Oh Danny. Danny Boy. I love you so
November 15, 2012
Daniel I did not meet you but from what i see you were a great husband, brother, son and hero. to your family may they find peace knowing you are always watching them and guiding them. To his mother i can never grasp the pain you feel for i do not have childern but have seen to many grieving mothers my deepest condolences to you and your family. and to my cousin Natalie, i love you honey and im so sorry that you wont grow old with Danny physically but know that he is always at your side, for true love doesnt die with the death of his body, he will live on and you will carry him with you always. but he would not want you to be in pain, grieve for him for you have lost a huge part of you, but push forward thats what he would want you to do. Daniel Carlson may you sleep with the angels in heaven and find your peace with God. thank you for your service so that we may be safe this sacrifice will never be forgotten.
November 15, 2012
My prayers are you the family and friends, the pain will never go away with losing a child. He was and always will be a hero, Im a military widow, its been years since my husband was killed. There isn't a day that goes by I don't think of him. Your family was blessed to have such a wonderful son. Thank you.
November 15, 2012
Rest in peace Daniel.
November 15, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray for all of your peace to help you through losing Danny.
He sounds like such a wonderful young man.
Lynette James, Mariah James and Kenny Fuhr (Clarion, Iowa)
November 15, 2012
This Hero has made the ultimate sacrifice.
Our family is forever grateful for his service in
order to keep us safe. May God wrap His loving arms
around him, his family and friends and hold you close
throughout time. God Bless You Brother. Rest in Peace. You will not be forgotten.
November 15, 2012
Dear Natalie, even though i did not know Danny personally i knew what a beautiful soul he was through you. My heart breaks for you both because your journey together was cut so short. My thoughts, love and prayers are sent your way as well as for his family. I hope you find comfort in that he will always be with you. RIP Danny you gave the the ultimate sacrifice and i thank you for that. Thank you Natalie for sharing your love for this man with everyone, and know how truly sorry I am that he was taken from you so soon.
November 15, 2012
Dearest Nat, we are so heart broken for you and Danny. Praying for all of you at this time. Thanking the men in uniform for giving us freedom everyday of our lives. We love you.....from your Louisiana family.
November 15, 2012
I never got to meet Danny but from the way that John talked about him, he sounds like an amazing person. RIP to you. My deepest prayers go out to Danny's family and wife.
November 14, 2012
Our hearts are breaking over this terrible tragedy. We are so sorry for the loss of Danny. Praying for strength and peace.

(Natalie's cousin, Heather, and family)
November 14, 2012
Dan, I love and miss you. I believe Granddad was there to greet you and to walk with you. Our lives will never be the same with you gone, we will have to accept a "New Normal". I know I'm the step dad,but you were a son to me and a brother to John Jr, Monica and Amanda. "There is no greater love then to lay down one's life for his fellow man". John 15:13
November 14, 2012
From our Military family to yours, our deepest condolences and our prayers to help your family through this difficult time..

Van Cleave family, USN
November 14, 2012
Danny I love you very much you and Johnny are the closest thing I ever had to a little brother now I only have 1 little brother but I will never forget you rest in peace..
November 14, 2012
RIP Danny. My deepest condolences
November 14, 2012
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
November 14, 2012
Danny, my brother, I love you so much! Thank you for all you sacrificed for all of us. From the deepest part of my heart I LOVE YOU!! I didnt tell you that nearly enough. R.I.P. I will see you again someday so I wont say goodbye, but rather See you later little brother!!
November 14, 2012
Danny, my brother, I love you so much. Thank you for all you sacrificed for all of us. From the deepest part of my heart I LOVE YOU!! I didn't tell you nearly enough. RIP, I'll see you again someday so I won't say goodbye, rather see you later little brother!
November 14, 2012
The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to our Brother-in-Arms, SPC Daniel Lewis Carlson, U.S. Army. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Danny. And to Danny it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country while opposing enemy forces in Afghanistan. Danny you gave the last full measure of devotion for what you believed in and fought for. No greater love and patriotism are shown than when a man lays down his life in service to his country. Danny, you are a brave American Warrior, a true Patriot and a national Hero. With your passing, our Country has lost a National Treasure. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 members of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport, Louisiana, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Danny's family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
November 14, 2012
RIP Danny, you served US well.
November 13, 2012
Rest in peace brother
November 13, 2012
To the Family of SPC. Carlson, Please accept our condolences for the loss of your hero, Daniel. His ultimate sacrifice and his service to defend the freedoms and way of life we enjoy in the US will not be forgotten. RIP, Daniel
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