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August 28, 2014
My name is Craig Williamson and I think of Dane every day and how we might have helped prevent his tragic loss. This message is intended For the Freedman family, and Dane's Veteran friends that are still struggling with emotional trauma for his death. We want to extend an invitation to all Veterans, male or female to attend a free weekend event October 3rd, 4th ,and 5th at the Gai Healing Center in Mt. Airy,
Md. I am now a staff member for Vets Journey Home and we are 100% all volunteers. We can we viewed at www.vetsjourneyhome.org Registration for this event can be done online. Transportation can be provided if needed.
This is an amazing healing opportunity for you all and I hope to hear from you! 717-385-6409
March 27, 2014
I will always remeber you running around work at 100 mph helping everyone. You were charming and I will never forget your smile. RIP Dane, you will be missed. May you be at peace.
March 26, 2014
Thank you for your struggle and sacrifice. I hope I get to meet you someday.
February 12, 2014
I did not know you personally but my prayers are with the family and friends who
Miss you deeply.
February 11, 2014
May you rest in the arms of Jesus.I never met you and have just recently became friends with your mom.She is a good lady.Watch out for her
February 11, 2014
You'll never be forgotten Dane. We were lucky to have known you. Fly on Freebird..
February 11, 2014
Dear Dane,
I have never met you, but I feel like I know you by all the great comments your fellow military team made about you, and comments made by your loving family. Your smile so big and true reflects in every picture of you. Your bravery and dedication to your men, family, and country. Your love of your K-9 Lager, all this shows what an awesome man you were. I know your missed and loved by all those who knew you. Now in peace with your buddy, Lager. God seeth you through.
February 07, 2014
Dear Dane,
I never met you, but know your Dad and met your Mom one time years ago. I've spent the last several minutes reading over all of your tributes, written by people whose lives you have forever touched and can tell that YOU were loved and you loved THEM. I also understand that your bravery was demonstrated in the field and that your family's bravery was demonstrated with their honesty in writing your obituary. They know that the stigma of suicide must end so those suffering may find peace. May peace be with you, Dane, and also with your legion of family and friends.
Jan Watt & Steve March
February 01, 2014
I will never forget the smile and boundless enthusiasm of the boy Dane. As a boy I can still remember when they were over visiting and he was running and playing and running and playing and running and playing. Even today when I think of this I can't help but smile. I am so sorry for the world's loss of this young man and the hole it has left in his family's hearts. Live in his memory. Share his spirit and learn to LOVE life again as he did.
January 30, 2014
It was bad enough to lose someone in country...even worse once they're back home. Rest in peace Dane.
January 30, 2014
I was so sad to hear about Dane. Words cannot express my deep sorrow. His energy and enthusiasm were contagious. Dane's smile would brighten a room and melt your heart. Thank you for his service and tremendous sacrifice for our country. May God keep you all in his loving arms. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
January 30, 2014
Let this candle shine bright as your smile and sparkle in your eyes. Let it shine forever to show the way for the day we all may join you. A friend on Facebook of your mom Rest In Peace Forever and Always A Friend Karin
January 29, 2014
I never met your family or your son but my sorrow is deep for your loss. The world needs people like you son who epitomized what patriotism stands for. May he rest in peace and may you find solace in his being.
January 29, 2014
RIP marine you will never be forgotten.
January 29, 2014
I didn't know you personally but I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service to our Country, your smile could light up the darkest night and I am sure it did for many. Eternal Peace Brave Warrior
January 29, 2014
To Dane and his family:
I had the privilege of meeting you Dane before you left on one of your military duties when you came to Thanksgiving dinner at our home with your longtime friend and my niece Carly. It was the largest formal sit down dinner, 22 people in two dining rooms, that we ever hosted in our limited space. What a wonderful young man with an infectious smile. I remember when you left that I hugged you and THANKED YOU for your service to our country. I am thankful that I had that opportunity. Rest in peace beloved soldier!
January 29, 2014
Oh Dane. I miss you so much. The time I did spend with you I never stopped laughing. You were such a huge support when Christopher passed away and I am eternally greatful for the time that I was able to spending laughing, crying, and everything in between with you. Rest easy brother
January 22, 2014
Dane-Its apparent that you've added something to everyones lives that you met.Their lives changed for the better upon meeting you,and won't be the same since losing you.We are saddened to hear your visit here was too short.Wish there was more that could've been done to help you.Your work is done here,you were so brave, but we all know that you and Lager are still protecting,sending strength,and smiles to your loved ones from up above.You will never be forgotten as your spirit will live on in everyones hearts and kind words.Your "Griswald"family has many cherished memories and stories to share with those who didnt get the privlage of knowing you like they did.Its rare to know such a good soul.We have all been blessed.Hopefully you found the peace you were looking for and deserve.Thank you for your service.R.I.P Dane--Much love,hugs,and sympathy to family and friends
January 22, 2014
I just learned of Danes passing.my heart sunk.I can't express how deeply,deeply sorry I am for your loss.I only breifly met him when visiting Donna Marie and Nikki.I am so honored to atleast have crossed his path.You could just tell he was truely an amazing,good hearted,kind and beautiful talented young man.Many people will forever be better for knowing him and deeply saddened by his passing.Hold onto the many wonderful memories he left you with.I wish such a good man didnt have to deal with such pain that made him make the choice he did.The good ones are never here long enough.Sorry for the loss of Lager,another family member as well,will be missed.I so wish I could ease the pain for his loved ones.My heart hurts for Danes entire family,friends,and girlfriend.I hope you all can find some comfort knowing he is smiling upon you all (with that infectious smile you all know so well) while he waits to see you again.Also knowing he is now at peace after fighting a few tuff battles.So proud and thankful he fought and honored this country for all of us.My heart goes out to all of you.You all will be in my thoughts and prayers daily.Much strength and support to you all during this difficult time.Love and a huge hug to all of you.
January 13, 2014
I will miss our times in Hawaii and in the Marines brother. Always put a smile on everyone's face. Love you bud. You got the watch.
January 06, 2014
Although I did not know Dane personally, I did know how highly he was spoken of, how infectious his smile was, and I cannot imagine how much he is missed.
January 06, 2014
Dane,
You were an absolutely amazing person! You lit up a room as soon as you walked in, and always made light of a situation. I had the greatest time ever with you at my graduation party this summer, you really had everyone going, and impressed everyone there with your firearm skills. I was truly privileged to be your cousin! I hope you have finally found the peace you were looking for. Until we meet again R.I.P <3 Love you!
January 06, 2014
I was shocked when learning of Danes passing. I was a year behind him at CHHS. I loved having class with him when I did, he would be singing or always happy. I am so sorry for your loss. He will always be love and missed. Thanks for serving our country. Sending prayers and love your way.
January 06, 2014
Dane, you wild man. I'll never forget jamming on the guitar with you until the break of dawn singing funny songs and dancing like idiots by the fire pit in your back yard. Also cherish the times when you and my brother Ben and I would drive around in a van that one of us had (I'm guessing you) with an inflatable raft in the back that we would "surf" on. Miss you dude, you have the best soul and everyone you came into contact with knows it. RIP Marine
January 06, 2014
I can barely write this because I can't believe I am....You were my little brother, the life of the party, the one who always called me a pansy and like Rachelle you would always tell us to suck it up. We knew we could relate to each other with depression, anxiety and all the crap that comes with it. I always prayed to God to take all that pain away from you because I knew it was so hard on you. You truly were one of a kind person and I can't grasp being in this world without you in it. I was reading old birthday cards you had given to me in the past and I couldn't help but laugh and cry at the same time. You would always say "you better bring your A game punk" ha I'd give my life right now to hear you say that to me again. You will forever be remembered to me as funny, loving, caring, tender and the most upstanding brother a sister could ask for. I know you are at peace and I'm sorry you felt the need to get rid of the pain this way but I know you are in heaven looking down with that huge smile and those sparkling eyes. I will forever miss all the nights in your room or the gazebo listening to music, especially Phil Collins, Pink Floyd, Metallica, Led Zepplin and so much more! We all definitely have had the best times as a family...the Griswalds we will always be and you will still witness that from up there guaranteed! Fly high Freebird and shine on you crazy diamond...to the moon and back forever as our family always says and forever will I love you dearly! You are our guardian angel now, we live for you. Eternal Peace <3
January 05, 2014
I did not have the pleasure of knowing Dane, but through my son, Lance Corporal Theodore Jones, IV, I now understand what they and others are still going through. I knew TJ needed help and thought he was getting it. But he wasn't. If I had gone inside the appointments at the VA with him, maybe I would have know about PTSD. Since his crossing over last March, I have found out that our family could have gotten therapy if he had asked for it. Our family was so devastated that were are trying to put together a support group for families that have a combat veteran. We have to know the signs, how to read them, and what to do about it. We are coping with the death of our son because of the love and friendships from other military families in our area, The Patriot Riders who escorted him to his funeral and later final resting place, his Marine Brothers from the 3/6 and the 1/3, and the Goldstar Families and his service dog, Angela.
Dane and TJ did not die here in America, but in Iraq. The war never left them. The Jones Family are here for you if you need us. We can be reached at Jones Family, 200 N Fifth St., Maryville, TN 37804. The pain does not go away. Simper Fi
January 05, 2014
My big brother Dane,
There will never be enough words to express how much your presence will be missed. I miss your smile, your spirit, your laugh, and your humor every second of every day. You were my whole world, I don't know where to begin to pick up the pieces. A huge part of me died the day you left us, my heart will never be whole again. You will always be my hero, my role model, my best friend, my big brother. You were truly one of a kind, and you spread so much happiness into the lives of so many during your short life. I would do anything to go back to this picture when we were younger and relive the happy memories of us picking on each other and going on camping trips with the family. I wouldn't trade one second of you "toughening me up" (as you would say) because you shaped me into the woman I am today, and for that I am forever grateful. I always pictured us growing old together, it was always you and I together no matter what. You were always the one I went to if I ever needed anything, I will try to find peace knowing that we always let each other know how much we meant to each other. I have no regrets in that I never missed an opportunity to spend time with you, talk with you, or tell you how much you meant to me during the last years of your precious life. I will always hold onto the countless late nights we had, listening to music and talking for hours about life. I know that you're finally at peace and no longer in the pain that haunted you for so long.. My heart breaks for you that you felt you couldn't go through life anymore, but I knew and saw how much you suffered here on earth. I picture you running freely with Lager, Zoe, and Chris in the beautiful forests of Heaven free of your pain. I vow to live my life for you now, and I will never stop sharing your story or keeping your memory alive. You will forever be my hero and my big brother, and I will miss you dearly until the day we meet again in Heaven. I love you to the moon and back <3
January 03, 2014
Dane, you were a wonderful nephew, words can not express how much you are going to be missed. You had a magnetic personality that when you walked into a room, all the girls wanted to be around you and all the guys wanted to be just like you. You had a great smile that lit up the room when you entered. I enjoyed the summer of 2000 when I was able to build the treehouse with you for your enjoyment later in life. I wish I could have heard all the great stories you and your friends experienced in the treehouse. We all love you, and we will meet again soon when my time passes on this earth. R.I.P
December 31, 2013
my deepest sympathy to the family of dane michael freedman. i do not know your family... just what i read in the paper. my prayers are with you all. thank you dane, for your service to our country.
December 30, 2013
December 30, 2013
December 29, 2013
My daughter went to school with Dane and had nothing but praise for him. If you see a friend who is depressed, show them you care and offer them a hand up, be kind you never know who is suffering.
December 27, 2013
My name is Craig Williamson, Vietnam veteran, PTSD survivor. I feel your pain, and understand your son's internal war. Your son's death has recommitted me to helping our veterans. I am forming a Veterans Support Group beginning January 13th, for eight weeks (every Monday, 6:30-800pm) at the Bosler Library in Carlisle, Pa. I will be discussing and exploring new tools for Veterans to help them transition to civilian life. This program is free for veterans, no solicitations of any kind. I just want to "pay it forward" to my "brothers" in my belief that I can make a difference! Blessings and Peace to all of your family and friends. I can be reached at 706-2410 for more details. Look for fliers, posters and news ads in the Carlisle area.
December 26, 2013
Our deepest condolences to the entire Freedman Family. We did not know Dane, but we thank him for his services to our country. May he rest in peace.
Joe and Betty, Linglestown, PA
December 25, 2013
May you rest in peace sir. May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family.
December 23, 2013
I didnt know Dane, But I can certainly attest to living with the constant internal battle daily, after serving. I'm sorry to hear of the loss of another young warrior. I hope your family is able to find comfort through these difficult and trying times. Please accept my condolences. Warrior on and rest easy Dane. Thank you for your service!

Mike Hodgson
USAF/DAV
Maine
December 23, 2013
Thoughts and prayers from VFW Post 8904, Center, Texas.
December 22, 2013
From another 1/3 B Marine family to yours.. We're so very heartbroken to hear of Dane's passing. Our prayers are with you, our tears are falling with yours. We wish we had words that could comfort you..... with love and sympathy, the McDonald family
December 22, 2013
The best always die young.
December 22, 2013
Prayers to the family and friends of Dane.
December 22, 2013
It's sad that we hear of your struggle with the things you have seen and witnessed... And your struggle to handle it all. I hope that you have found peace now and are together with your beloved dog... You will be missed....
December 20, 2013
Dear Donnamarie, Ron and family,
We were so very sorry to hear about your terrible loss. Dane touched many people in his too short life and will be deeply missed. He seemed to have a bright inner light. I just wish it could have kept shining for a long, long time. I hope that the love and support of your family and friends will give you strength and some measure of comfort at this dark and difficult time. Please know you are in the thoughts and prayers of many. With deepest sympathy for your heartbreaking loss,

Pamela, Dale, Jillian and Evan Reilly
December 20, 2013
To the Freedman families,

We are so sorry to hear of Dane's passing and struggles.

We are members of Trinity Lutheran with his grandmother Thelma. She was so very proud of him and we as a congregation were also, even though we only knew him through his grandmother and an occasional letter.


Words cannot express how sorry we are of this lost to the entire family.

Thelma, we are here for you and know that Dane is now at peace with himself and know the Lord has been true and is taking care of him.

Take care & God Bless

Tom & Sue Orris and Family

Tom, Sue, Nicole, Tommy, Philip, Christopher & Zachary
December 20, 2013
Dear Thelma (and family), Please accept our Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your grandson. May God grant him Eternal Peace and may His Perpetual Light shine upon him. In sympathy, Diane and Leandro Fina
December 20, 2013
Dane always had a smile on his face and nice things to say about anyone he has met. What a well behaved and well mannered young man he was. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all those who knew hime. He no longer is struggling with PTSD and is finally at peace.
December 20, 2013
semper fi
December 20, 2013
May the Holy Spirit lead, guide and strengthen you during this time of horrific loss, now and forever more. I have been praying for all of you. I know Dane is in a safe, warm and radiant place, where his energy is mingling with the awesome energy of his maker. With Deepest sympathy and condolences, Mama C (Amber and Em Ortega's Mom) and Carlos.
December 20, 2013
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time . God be with you now and always. Sincerely and with deepest sympathy, Chris and Jerry Grimme and family
December 19, 2013
Ron...I am so very sorry...I didn't know your son, of course,
but what an amazing young man, I see. You must be so proud of him. God bless his soul, and may he now rest. Prayers
And peace for you and your family. Take care. "Wendell"
December 19, 2013
My heart goes out to Dane's family. I had the pleasure of knowing Dane when he went to Hoover Elementary. I remember his smile. He was a wonderful, vibrant young boy who made me smile. Words cannot express how sorry I am for you.
December 19, 2013
Dane Michael will remain in our hearts forever. Till we meet again!
December 19, 2013
God bless the family.
December 19, 2013
My deepest sympathy to your family. May God Bless each of you during this very difficult time.
December 19, 2013
I read about your son on Facebook. I know he is at peace and comforted by the presence of his dog. I pray you find peace and know how much his service really means to us all (even those who may not know it!)

God bless you.
December 19, 2013
Your son is a hero. Although I am a stranger to you, I am a veteran and my heart aches so deeply for your loss. God Bless.
December 19, 2013
Donnamarie, Ron and family,
Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you and to all the friends and family who so loved Dane. Dane will always be that charismatic, caring young man in my mind - kind to others and quick to make us smile/laugh. May he and Lager and Zoe be running free together now without the pain of the past months. Thanks Dane for fighting for us - I know you were a proud Marine. God bless and strength to those who mourn his loss. Julie & David Colestock and family.
December 19, 2013
I am so sorry for your family's loss and sorry that you had to struggle after serving our country. I am in the choir with your Grandmother, Thelma, and I know how very proud your family is of you. Rest in Peace, you have certainly earned it.
With love to the family, Karen Schlott
December 19, 2013
Dear Freedman Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I know how heartbreaking it is because I lost my son the same way almost three years ago. It doesn't get easier, but I try to get through each day knowing that now they are in a far better place with nothing that haunts them any longer.....just peace and happiness. My prayers are with you and I thank Dane for his service!
Kim Kelly
December 19, 2013
Dear Brave Marine, I did not know You but my kid Ariel did. You are a brave soul and now You are a Worrier angel who lives with God. Bless You and Your Family.
December 19, 2013
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
December 19, 2013
So heartbreaking...please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. My heart aches for the your family.
December 19, 2013
My thoughts and prayers with Ron and Donnamarie. My heart goes out to you and I know your memories of your son will help you through this difficult time.
December 19, 2013
Ron and Donna,
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you and yours.
Mike & Sue (Dutys)
December 19, 2013
I am so very sorry about your son Dane, words cannot express my sympathy. Parents should never have to say goodbye to their children. Thoughts and prayers. The Baney Family
December 19, 2013
I didn't know Dane, but I know a number of his dad's side of the family. I am truly sorry for your loss and hope the sadness diminishes with time.
December 19, 2013
Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved son. He was a hero and a wonderful young man who will be missed by you, his family, and many friends. May you find comfort in your memories.
Leila and Sonny Crist
December 19, 2013
Rest in Peace, Leatherneck.
December 19, 2013
Dane,
You were truly an amazing man. I feel so honored to have known you. You and Kristina are some of the very few I ever met whom experienced love at first sight. I don't even have words to express how much you will be missed. I hope you are finally at peace with the Demond's you've been fighting for so long. That smile will forever be a part of me and everyone you ever met. All my love goes to your family and friends. Thank you so much for serving our country. You are truly a hero, I love you.
December 18, 2013
Too much to bear. All of Camp Hill mourns. We are so so sorry.
December 18, 2013
My deepest condolences. He's a remarkable man and truly an American Hero that will always be in our hearts. My prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time.
December 18, 2013
Ron and Donnamarie:
My heart goes out to you and your family at this sad time. Although there is little I can saw, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead. I hope you draw strength in the memory of your son and I give thanks in his memory for the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country and for all of us.
With my heartfelt sympathy,
Jan (Hoffmaster) Adams
December 18, 2013
Rest in Peace Dane.
December 18, 2013
A beautiful boy and a tender heart. I read what happened on the German Shepherd Community. My heart breaks for you. I don't know you, but I am crying tears with you. I have one son and I can't imagine ever losing him. He's only 7, but growing so fast. I had a german shepherd too and after 13 years, I thought my heart was smashed. She died in my arms too and it's been almost 3 years and I look forward to the day when I may have a pure enough heart to see her again. God bless you and keep you. ~Sincerely, Vanessa
December 18, 2013
Ron and Family,
It is with great sadness and sorrow that I have learned of your loss. No doubt Dane was very proud to be a Marine and he served our country with great honor. You are all in my thoughts, my prayers and may god bring you peace and healing during all days ahead.
December 18, 2013
What a fine young man he grew up to be....my deepest sympathies to Donnamarie, Ron, and the entire family..Thank you Dane for your service to your country. May you find the peace you search for in God's arms.
December 18, 2013
I do not know your family nor Dane. I saw this post on Facebook and it just grabbed my heart moreso than any other I've read in years. Then when I got here I realized this wasn't 4 months ago or 3 yrs ago, it is NOW. At 60 yrs of age, I can still cry. I am so saddened by this. As many will question 'why?' I get it. I understand his sorrow for his dog and but for the grace of God, my dog lived a nice life of 16 yrs. His soul will live on in all of us forever, I'm sure.
December 18, 2013
I am so sorry, I know the hurt, I feel your pain. Everyone says they died a Hero. They did. Your son was a true Hero. What our sons battled when they came home, no one knows. Please hold each other tight, scream, cry as needed, He wants you to go on and be happy. I am so sorry..I cry as I write this. I didnt know your son, my late sons friend did. Greg was in your sons unit and told me what happened. My son suffered the same fight just 5 months ago. I am so sorry... Please God be with this family.. Prayers are being sent around the world for you all. I am so sorry.. He I am sure will be friends with my son up in heaven, as they seem so much a like from what I read about your son. They are free from their demons and at peace..
December 18, 2013
We are so deeply sorry about Dane. Since he was a little boy, he was full of personality, heart, and happiness. He was a true friend to our son, Nick. You can be proud of the man that you raised so well - he was a beautiful person inside and out. He paid a terrible price, but served his country well and proudly. Our hearts are broken for you and your family. We hope that you find peace and comfort during this difficult time.
December 18, 2013
I didn't know your son, but I'm sorry for your loss. I applaud you for speaking out about his struggles, as it helps remove the stigma. Peace and Blessings to all of his loved ones.
December 18, 2013
Words cannot express our sorrow for the loss of your son. When he was a little guy playing basketball, coached by my husband, he gave him a fat Santa holding a basketball signed “Thanks Coach, Love Dane.” Every year when we bring it out, we smile and remember Dane as that adorable little boy with the big smile. Dane and you are in our thoughts and prayers.
December 18, 2013
My sincere condolences to your family and my deepest gratitude to Dane and your family for his brave and honorable service to our country.
December 18, 2013
Donna, Ron and the rest of the family. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to all of you for this tremendous loss. I have this little list called "The Adorables" of people that have crossed my path in life. The list is selective and few make it. It has little to do with how one looks but more with how they impress with their character, personality, sweetness and ease to be around. Dane was at the top of this list. He just sparkled. We loved him and will miss him so. Our hearts are truly broken.

Aunt Esther and Uncle Don
December 18, 2013
December 18, 2013
I did not know your son. I saw the posting about him on Facebook and just felt compelled to offer condolences and thank him posthumously for his service to our country.
December 18, 2013
Please accept my Deepest Sympathies
December 18, 2013
Ron and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for your son's service to our country, and I'm so sorry that his service caused his PTSD. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May all your happy memories bring you comfort. Lou Ann
December 18, 2013
May you find the peace you were searching for. May your family find peace as well. I didn't know you but I am thankful for your service and you are in my thoughts and prayers.
December 18, 2013
Dane you brought so much happiness to so many people. Your smile lit up a room.
You are now one of God's marines now. Keep making us proud. You will be missed by so many. We are all very proud of the wonderful young man you became. Keep smiling down on all of us. You will never be forgotten. We will always love you very much!
Aunt Diane, Uncle Dan, Daniel & Deanna and baby Lucas, Darah and Ayden.
December 18, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
December 18, 2013
To the Freedmans,
What a beautiful young man and an overwhelming loss for you and for all of us. Please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers.
Vicki and Dave Werner
December 18, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Knew Dane when he was a student at Camp Hill. He was a brave soldier and Marine and served his country well. Know that you will continue to be in my prayers and thoughts at this difficult time.
December 18, 2013
To the Freedman's and Kristina,
My family is deeply sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Dane. He was such a happy, funny boy and a smile that lite up a room. We honor him and his life that he ultimately sacrificed for his country. My heart is broken for all of you. May God comfort you now, tomorrow & forever.
December 18, 2013
The entire Anastasio family was so saddened to hear of your loss. Dane knew our boys from the time they were all toddlers.What a happy funloving spirit.A true heroe. Such a loss. I know he is at peace in God's embrace.We are praying for you all.
December 18, 2013
Dear Freedman family,so very sorry for your loss.I remember Dane in Mrs. Martin's 6th grade class. Hard worker, determined and the biggest smile. Thank you Dane the service to your country and your ultimate sacrifice. You are a hero.
Former CHMS staff.
December 18, 2013
We are so sorry for your huge loss. May Dane rest in peace. Praying for all of you for strength to get thru this difficult time.
December 18, 2013
I don't know Dane or the family,I heard of the situation and I am so sorry for your loss. What a true hero he was and his family should be proud of the accomplishments he has made in his short life. God bless him and his loving service dog. This truley breaks my heart and I will pray for the family. Please be at peace knowing that Lager was waiting for him in heaven and they are both happy and free of pain.God Bless You
December 18, 2013
I had the honor of serving with Dane in Iraq, and was his squad leader for some time. He was a Warrior through and through, but more importantly he was an amazing person. His love of life was unmistakable. I will forever be grateful for have meeting him, and will forever tell his amazing story. You will never be forgotten Freebird, I love you brother.
December 18, 2013
My condolences to the family
December 18, 2013
So very sorry for the loss of your son. May he rest in peace. He was a hero in my eyes and I pray that God will give you strength as you go throughout the next few days, months and years.
December 17, 2013
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (ps4fs@charter.net) 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 who served our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your loved one's 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 gramman@comcast.net 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
December 17, 2013
It is said one should light a candle rather than curse the darkness and Dane was a bright light to us all. His selfless service so that we all might enjoy our freedom is a tribute to his brightness.
May God grant his grace of Peace and Solace to the Freedman family as you are in our prayers.
God bless you all.
December 17, 2013
Our prayers are with the entire Freedman
family, and our good friend Thelma, the
grandmother of Dane. Thank you Dane, for your services.
December 17, 2013
I did not know Dane but knew his sister and knew about his PTSD from conversations we had. I myself being a Marine thank you Dane for your service to this country. My heart goes out to his family. May God bless you all through these difficult moments. RIP Dane
December 17, 2013
Freedman family, our deepest sympathy for your loss and our sincere thanks for Dane's service to preserve our freedom. May he regain the peace this life could no longer bring him. Sincerely,
December 17, 2013
I only knew you briefly but your smile was contagious! We will watch over Kristina and know you were loved. Please rest in peace and I wish you Fair Winds and Following Seas!
December 17, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the entire Freedman family. What a beautiful, honorable and sparkling young man he was in high school. I loved his warmth and genuine smile he greeted me with every time I saw him . He defined true character and integrity and I am proud to have been his teacher. I too admire and appreciate his service to our country. I am so sorry for your loss!

Anna Baldini
Teacher, CHHS
December 17, 2013
My memories of you are few but the ones I have you were always smiling and teasing your sisters. I hope you find peace. Thank you for service and dedication.
December 17, 2013
To my baby brother,
I wish I could have helped.
December 17, 2013
I am so sorry for the Freedman family. A true loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
December 17, 2013
I will forever cherish the memories I have of you. I know you are finally at peace. I'm sorry for the pain you went through every day, may god rest your soul. To the family, I'm incredibly sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in the difficult times. Semper Fi Warrior!
December 17, 2013

Sending you love, courage, peace and faith.
December 17, 2013
My heart felt sympathy goes out to the Freedman family. As a parent, this broke my heart. My family and I will honor Dane. We thank him and your family for the sacrifices that Dane made. To be able to lay our heads down at night and know we are safe, the freedoms we have because of Dane and all military personnel. Those we love are never really gone. We carry them in our hearts. I am truly sorry for your loss. Praying for you all.
December 17, 2013
I did not have the honor of knowing Dane but I so appreciate what he gave for his country. Rest in peace Dane and may your family do likewise.
December 17, 2013
My prayers are with Dane's family. He is free now flying high. My sons are army and I know the tribulations of being a soldier and leaving behind the things seen and done. I hope you can find peace knowing your son didn't die in vane he was a great soldier and a great son. Again, my prayers are with you. Fly high Dane! May you rest in peace.
December 17, 2013
i am so sorry for your loss; I know your pain. my son died at 19 the same way. youll never understand but you will have loving memories in your heart; feel him in your heart and he will always be with you.peace to all of your family.
December 17, 2013
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Freedman
Please accept our sincere condolences for this terrible loss. We are here for you.
Sincerely
Renate Grim Rolling Green Cemetery
December 17, 2013
I am saddened to hear of the suffering this wonderful person experienced. A true hero, a silent sufferer for each one of us at his expense. My memories of him are of a little second grade boy that liked to pick on his teacher and make me smile! That he did... That he did. Rest you beautiful soul!
December 17, 2013
The DiStefano family is honored by the sacrifice that the Freedman family has made for our freedom and very sadden for the loss of a soldier and loved one. God Bless Dane RIP
December 17, 2013
I did not know Dane, but I want to thank him for his service. To his family and friends, I will keep you in prayer at this most difficult time. Semper Fi Dane.
December 17, 2013
From one Marine family to another we send our sincere condolences for the loss of your Son. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and Dane's many friends & Brothers. May he rest easy and at peace.
December 17, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Dane's passing. I will always remember him with a big old smile on his face and his passion for life. You couldn't be around him and not be smiling. He was an amazing guy. I hope he can finally find peace. Thoughts and prayers are with the Freedman family.
December 17, 2013
Dear Stef & Danny,
I am so sorry to hear about Dane. He was a handsome young man with a smile that would melt your heart. God's blessings to you and your family at this sad time.
Vickie Minnier
December 17, 2013
Freedman Family,

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33.

An unfathomable loss you all have suffered. We are so thankful for those that choose to be of service to a nation of strangers. Thank you Dane for your selfless bravery. Our sympathy and prayers are extended to each of you. God bless you and keep you.

The Williams Family
December 17, 2013
great friend and comrade to my son who served with him rip hero
December 17, 2013
Praying that the Lord brings you all an overwhelming sense of peace and comfort during this difficult journey.
December 17, 2013
So sorry for the loss of your beautiful son, Dane. It is a long hard journey, this journey of grief. My road has been 5 years since my beautiful son, Curtis, took this same route. I am here for you both.
December 17, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. Semper Fi Dane.
December 17, 2013
Danny and the Freedman Family, May Dane finally find peace in himself and to be with his K-9 that brought so much happiness to him. Prayers to all of you.
December 17, 2013
I met Dane on a trip to Hawaii from Toronto... He made my trip so memorable with his fun loving and contagious spirit... I remember spending our last night in Hawaii with him and his friend dancing, dane modelling a dress, eating breakfast in the wee hours of the morning and watching the sunrise from our balcony... Even though we haven't talked much since that trip 2 years ago, he definitely made an impact and I will always remember him and the fun we had.

I am so sorry for your loss... As an occupational therapist, I have worked with people with PTSD and understand the amount of loneliness they feel. Dane will definitely be in my thoughts and prayers.

With all my love.
December 17, 2013
My love, thoughts and prayers to you all from another 1/3 Mom. God Bless You
December 17, 2013
Our deepest sympathy for you and your family's unspeakable loss. We will hold you all in our prayers and may the LORD be with you as you find comfort through the love of friends and family. We so appreciate Dane's brave service to our country. Frank and Golda Lucas
December 17, 2013
Dane was a great kid. I remember him from his days at Camp Hill Elem. May he find peace now. He gave more than he should have had to for his country.
December 17, 2013
Dearest Freedman Family:
I can not imagine what you are going through right now....I don't have any words of wisdom or any miracle cures for getting over a loved one's death but I do want to let you know that I Pray for you all!! May God Grant you all Peace and Healing. I don't know how to put this as to not sound morbid, but I am glad that you had the truth written in the obituary. Being in a Military Family and having a lot of contact with the Military, You can't just look at a person and know that they are suffering silently inside. I just Pray that Dane Michael's death will be a beacon of light for someone else to know that they are not alone and that there is, somewhere out there, Help!! Please know that my heart is heavy for you all right now!! I don't know you all but I guess that Military Bond runs strong. May God Bless you all!
December 17, 2013
Wishing you peace during this very difficult time. My brother took his life a few years ago and time, along with knowing he was at peace, helped to settle my very troubled mind. I hope you find something that will settle yours as well.
December 17, 2013
My heart breaks for all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
December 17, 2013
It is a sad loss we all feel. My sympathies to Dane's Family and Loved ones.
December 17, 2013
What a remarkable young man you raised! I know there are no words that can ease your pain. Please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many who love you. God Bless!
December 17, 2013
I had Dane as a student at Camp Hill...and everytime I hear his name, I immediately picture that wide open smile he had...Thinking of all you...
December 17, 2013
An inspiration to all. Rest in Peace Dane.
December 17, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss. I didn't know him well, but Dane was always lighthearted and fun to be around when my brother had him over. My thoughts are with his friends, and especially, his family during this incredibly difficult time.
December 17, 2013
Dane seemed to touch every person he came into contact with. I do not think I will ever meet someone like him again, he was truly one of a kind. Thank you for your service, outlook and friendship, you will be forever missed.
December 17, 2013
God brings comfort to those who mourn. May He bring you peace and may happy memories fill your minds and hearts.
Thank you for your service, Dane! ]Rest in Peace dear, brave Soldier.
December 17, 2013
Rest in peace, Dane...gonna miss you buddy.
December 17, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. Sending much love from a fellow 1/3 family.
December 17, 2013
Praying for peace for the Freedman family as we honor the life of Dane.
December 17, 2013
To the entire Freedman Family:
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you all at this difficult time. God Speed Dane Michael!
December 17, 2013
My deepest condolences. A cross no son should have had to bare and a loss no parent should. He fought the very good fight. His reward is in heaven.
December 17, 2013
Nikki and family, Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear about your loss. He is a true hero to us. I hope you find peace during this difficult time and that the light lifts you up and memories carry you through.

Erin Loudenslager Kanter
December 17, 2013
I am so very sorry for your loss. Hold onto the memories and may God's grace get you through this difficult time. You are in our prayers.
December 17, 2013
We are very sorry to hear about the loss of Dane. We are very grateful for his service to our country. He was a brave and courageous solder, who served his country with pride. Please know that we will continue to pray for you. Dave and Lorre Jones
December 17, 2013
The Freedman Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Dane was so loved and thought of dearly. RIP sweet boy.
December 17, 2013
God Bless you and your family and friends and girlfriend. God has an amazing Marine in heaven . You are a great soul ...
December 17, 2013
My prayers are with you and the family.
December 17, 2013
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” General George S. Patton, Jr.

Thank you for the outstanding service that Dane provided to our great nation. Our deepest condolences.
December 17, 2013
Our hearts and prayers go out to your family.
Bonnie & Rick
December 17, 2013
Even though I never knew Dane or his family I want to express my sincere sympathy. I will always be grateful to Dane who put himself in harms way to protect his country. My prayers go out to those he has left behind. May you find comfort and strength in knowing that Dane is now at peace.
December 17, 2013
I'm so very sorry. I didn't know Dane Michael or his family, but I felt compelled to express my sorrow for his family. May you remember the best he brought to you and the world each and every day; and know that he is at peace. The sun will shine again; maybe not anytime soon, or never as bright - but it will shine.
December 17, 2013
To Dane's parents
I am deeply sorry for the loss of your son Dane. I too have just lost my 23 yr. old son. It is not supposed to be this way. Let God help you through this time.
December 17, 2013
To the Freedman family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. Bless you all. We are here if you need anything at all. Tom and Dee Hardy
December 17, 2013
I know you are hurting and I have no words to express our deep sorrow. It is so unfair to have lost someone so special.
Love to you all.
Gary and Rosie
December 17, 2013
Dear Soldier ~ You are finally at peace. No more pain, no more remorse, no more sorrow. Thank you for your valient service and sacrifice. You will never be forgotten. Sleep well, Marine!
December 17, 2013
You are so loved and will be greatly missed. Thank you for you bravery. You have touched the lives of many. Now you inspire us to help other soldiers that have served this country and come home to emotional pain. Your soul is at peace and for that we are grateful. It will be a better world when our society can work harder to better support those like you that suffer such great stress after surviving war. Your smile and wonderful spirit will live forever in those that were fortunate to have been part of your life. Rest in peace soldier, brother, son...friend!
December 17, 2013
There is an eternal flame I hold in my heart for the love we shared. You will always be my sunshine.
December 17, 2013
My heart dropped when I just read of Dane's passing. To his family, please know my prayers are with you during this untimely and sad, sad loss. Dane brightened many days for many people by his unique charisma and zest for life while at Camp Hill High School...and now he'll be a bright star glistening in the night skies.
God keep you snuggled in His arms,
Maria Szczur
December 17, 2013
God bless you young HERO!
December 17, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss. Wishing you the special peace of the season during this difficult time.
December 17, 2013
Since the day I met you back in 2010, you captured my heart and soul. I finally believed in love at first sight. You were the most caring, supportive, kindhearted, devoted, loving man I had ever met. You truly were a gift from God and I cherish every moment we had together. Our pup's live was cut short and we knew that left you with a hole in your heart that couldn't be repaired. You have been through so much and your family and I knew that your heart couldn't bare much more pain. I feel so blessed that you loved me and had so many plans for us. I will live each day in your honor as I know you would want me to. I now have the two best Guardian Angels anyone could ask for. I love you Dane Michael David Freedman, I will always love you, for true love never dies.
December 17, 2013
I don't know your family, but I am very sorry for your loss.
December 17, 2013
Dear Freedman family,
I was so very sorry to learn of Dane's death. What a warm, personable young man whose smile was indeed one of a kind! I admire and appreciate his heroic, accomplished service to our country. I know how proud you must be and how much he will be missed.
With heartfelt sympathy,
Sharon Fenicle
CHHS secretary (retired)
December 17, 2013
After the sudden death of his beloved service dog, Lager 20 days ago, it was more than his precious little heart could take. He continually walked around saying, 'I have a hole in my heart Ma, that dog saved my life, what am I going to do?" I pray for our son's soul, may he finally be at peace, he was my breath.
December 17, 2013
Semper Fi Marine...RIP
December 17, 2013
Peace at Last....God Speed
December 17, 2013
GOD speed
December 17, 2013
My prayers are with you and your family as you grieve your fallen soldier. I pray for your strength and courage as you go through such a difficult time. May many fond memories give you comfort and know we all thank him for his service and your sacrifice. Rest in peace Dane.
December 17, 2013
Nikki and family,
I am thinking of your family during this difficult time. Please know that many people are praying for your healing.
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