Staff Sgt. Edwin Dazachacon
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Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 18, 2006.
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May 28, 2016
Your light will always burn brightly with honor, love & respect....and the memory of your smile & laughter. RIP, SGT. Daza, God Bless You!
Joan Woody Foote
June 26, 2015

Of all those that I served with you were the best.You were a great leader and a great friend. I truly wish we would have stayed in contact after parting ways in Italy. It broke my heart learning of your passing. Your memory will live on through me and my sons. Your picture hangs in my home and I tell my boys stories about you on memorial day. You are missed but never forgotten. Good bye my brother.
bryan gardner
April 22, 2015
My Dearest Edwin,

Here we are again on this date. 10 down, X to go. Today will never be the same without you; but I am grateful that this year I do have this immense joy in my heart. This year there is hope in our family again.
I miss you and wish I could share so many things with you... not being able to, I will never get used to.
I love you dearly.
Jessica DazaChacon
August 5, 2014
My dear friend, how I have missed you! Life has really dealt me a raw deal so far this year and I think so often of all the times in my life you were there, just being you and being a friend. Listening and speaking those words of encouragement, advice and comfort in the way only you could. I remember when my Dad was in the hospital with cancer and took a turn for the worse. I was going to get on the Metro Link to go to the hospital. You told me that would take too long and risked your job to take me. Like all your comrades in battle, I was blessed to know the Edwin that stood between you and harm's way in his "civilian" life also. I was so priveleged on your Birthday this past 4th of July to honor you with a toast with your family on the phone, like we were all together. And in spirit we truly were together with you. I think of you in happy times and I remember that picture of you the last time you went home to CA to spend your Birthday with your mom and sisters. You had a big smile (that smile) and you were wearing that blue shirt. Life without you here is hard for all of us, but, you have left us a legacy and we try everyday to live as you would want us to live.
Georgia Prusa
July 4, 2014
Happy Birthday My Beloved Edwin!!!

I miss you. I long to hear your voice, to laugh with you, to share so many things with you...

Your Jess- Always.
Jessica DazaChacón-Houdement
April 22, 2014
My Dearest Edwin,

9 down and X more to go...
Nine years ago I didn't think I would ever be able to celebrate my Birthday again. I'm glad to tell you that today I am filled with love and happy to celebrate. Of course no acknowledgement of my birthday would be without you.

It breaks my heart that I didn't get your call at 12 midnight to be the first to wish me a Happy Birthday, but I am so grateful that I did have YOU as a brother and that we have such a special relationship. I'm glad for the beautiful memories.
I say it over and over, but to say I miss you sounds so miniscule compared to what I feel. So for lack of better words: I miss you so much.
I would gladly give up many birthdays to come, if I could have you here instead.

I love you,
Your Jess... always.
Jessica A. DazaChacon-Houdement
March 10, 2014
Always thought of and greatly missed.
November 11, 2013
"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." -Elmer Davis

I miss you ever so much my Edwin. I miss talking to you. I miss laughing with you. I miss planning to surprise Mom for the Holidays with your arrival...
I love you.

Your Jess,
Jessica A. DazaChacon-Houdement
July 4, 2013
Remembering Edwin on his birthday American hero
Elizabeth Brooks
July 4, 2013
Remembering Edwin Dazachacon on his American hero
July 4, 2013
Happy Birthday brother... I could use a conversation. I miss you....
July 4, 2013
Happy Birthday Edwin!

There is so much to say and yet it is redundant. Like you would say: "you know the drill". I miss you so much.

I love you,
Your Jess
Jessica DazaChacón-Houdement
May 27, 2013
To My Brother;

Today is a day to remember people like you, "HEROES" God Bless your family !!! Always will be remembered.

SGT Machin
Axel Machin
May 27, 2013
My Dearest Bro,

So here we are... the 8th Memorial Day without you and by God it almost feels worse than the 1st. I know you are in peace. I know things are as they ought to be; yet that doesn't make it better, nor does it make it hurt less. I miss you ever so much. Our loss is all the same as it was on February 13, 2006. I don't know what people are talking about when they say "it all lessens".

I love you, adore you, miss you and long for the day I see you again.
Thank you for your service to this great country and I don't mean, just your last tour, I mean all of it; From the time you were a young boy that dreamt of being a part of the US Army, until the day you left, and I dare say, such a part of the US Army!

Your Jess,
Jessica A. DazaChacon-Houdement
May 27, 2013
During this Memorial Day weekend while the rest of America is at the mall or partying, I wanted to let you know I said a little prayer for Daza in church today. God bless La familia Dazachacon.
SFC Brian L Smith
SOT-A 701, 7SFG(A) 2005-2008
brian smith
May 26, 2013
On a holiday weekend when the rest of the country is going to the mall and partying I just wanted to let you know that I said a little prayer for Daza today in church. God bless you and your family.
SFC Brian L Smith
SOT-A 701, 7SFG(A) 2005-2008
brian smith
May 26, 2013
We will not forget our fallen heroes.
May 25, 2013
To Edwin's Family,

I just want you to know that he is still thought of and missed by his friends. I speak of him with my
husband and son often...still...and I
miss the mischief and fun we had at the phone co.

Bless you.
Irene Puckett and Family
Irene Puckett
May 23, 2013
First of all I send my condolences!!! Edwin and I served together in Italy. We always called him Daza...what a great American!!! I wear his bracelet in his honor!!! I am proud to have served with such a great individual!!! May he rest in peace!! 1SG Bud Huber USA (ret)
Bud Huber
March 31, 2013
We would like to express our deepest condolences and also to let the Dazachacon Family know that we recently sent Care Packages to American troops in the war zones. Each box carried a dedication sheet that includes the name, service information and photo of your loved one. We recognize that this is a humble tribute, but we wanted you to know that it is heartfelt and made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals in the youth hockey community and beyond. We will not forget. May God Bless you and keep you strong.
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign
Charlie Gili
December 31, 2012
Happy New Year to you Babe. 7 New Year's Eves without you; unbelievable. Miss you ever so much.
Your Jess
Jessica DazaChacon-Houdement
October 15, 2012
In memory of Edwin Dazachacon
May 29, 2012
My Dearest Bro,

All day yesterday I thought of you and all the men and women who have given their lives so that I can enjoy this wonderful country we live in and the freedoms it provides. Thank you!
I kept thinking how much you would have loved going to the ceremony with us and how much you would have loved meeting and talking to the veterans there...
Still can't believe you are gone; still can't believe that I can't see you, can't call you.
A very tough day indeed, then, we got home to the terrible news about Tony Cutrano. I trust you will meet him and welcome him to heaven; take care of him please.
I miss you ever so much!
I love you dearly.

Your Jess, Always.
Jessica DazaChacon-Houdement
May 28, 2012
It is a day to remember all of those who gave their lives so we could all be here. Edwin, you are remembered
Elizabeth Brooks
April 22, 2012
My Dearest Bro,

7 down /X more to go...
Miss you so much and love you dearly.

Love You,
Your Jess
Jessica DazaChacon-Houdement
February 17, 2012
February 13, 2012
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Edwin Dazachacon:
Always remembering Edwin. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
December 31, 2011
Six years ago today, at this very hour I was enjoying one of the most memorable times we had together. I replay those last days with you in my head over and over, yet nothing consoles me. It is not my experience that memories comfort, nor that it gets better with time.
I miss you everyday.
Happy New Year Bro!

Your Jess, Always
Jessica A. DazaChacon-Houdement
July 13, 2011
Edwin is still remembered by those he worked with. Each year, we email each other as a reminder of our friend. He is still missed by all who knew him and worked with him.
Daniel McNece
May 30, 2011
"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him." Abraham Lincoln

Today, Mom, Monique and I will kiss the sky with you! Thank you for your service.

Missing you as always,
Your Jess
Jessica A. DazaChacon-Houdement
May 19, 2011
Edwin, I thought of you and your family on the day we got the news of Bin Laden's death. We all remember you and others we have lost. but we do have this one victory. I hope your sister, Jessica, is finding peace and happiness.

Elizabeth Brooks
Elizabeth Brooks
May 6, 2011
Always, always on my mind and in my heart. I miss you so.
Georgia Prusa
May 2, 2011
My Dearest Edwin,

Today, after hearing the news, I thought to myself- "I'm going to call Edwin"! I just had to talk to you about this...

May you and all the fallen soldiers from all over the world know that we celebrate tonight with you too and know that we are grateful for all that you did to have this day be a reality.
God Bless All of You
God Bless All World Troops
God Bless America!

Your Jess
Jessica A DazaChacon-Houdement
April 22, 2011
My Edwin,
6 down, X? to go...
Thank God for Monique Francesca!
We had a "conversation" with Uncle Jack at 12 midnight on the dot in your honor!
April 22 at 12am is not the same without you. Actually, April 22 is not the same- period.
I Love You,
Your Jess
Jessica sazaChacon-Houdement
March 31, 2011
I was an E4 working inside a comfy base in AF on that Valentines day. I never met Daza face to face but have worn this bracelet in his honor ever since. As a SSG now myself and leader of a team I think of his sacrafice often and his level of dedication and professionalism drives me ever onward. God bless you Edwin.
SSG Brian L Smith
SOT-A, 4/10 SFG(A)
brian smith
February 13, 2011
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Edwin Dazachacon:
Please accept my remembrance of Edwin on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
Peggy Childers
February 13, 2011
My Dearest Edwin,

Today marks 5 years since you left and I don't miss you any less, I actually miss you more. There are so times that I so wish I could talk to you and that makes me miss you more and more.
I Love You,

Your Jess
Jessica A. DazaChacon-Houdement
December 25, 2010
My Dearest Bro,

Merry Christmas! I Love You Dearly and Miss You more than words can express.

Your Jess
Jessica DazaChacon
November 12, 2010
I took Julia, Rachael and Sam to Mid America Airport today and stood alongside the roadway and each girl waved a flag as the remains of a 26 year old Marine killed in Afganistan Nov. 2010 drove past us on Veterans Day. We passed on the parade downtown to do this instead and I took the time to expain to each girl what you gave up for their freedom and to tell them about you and what a fine expample of a person you were for them. I don't think they will ever look at Veterans Day the same way again. It is not just a day off school or candy at a parade. They know this now thanks to you and that 26 year old Marine. God speed my friend and Thank you, Jeremy
Jeremy Rosenstengel
November 11, 2010
I will never forget our friendship and good times. May God be with your family on this day.

Clayton C. Smith, Capt., AL ANG
117 ARW
20th SF member(Former)
Clayton Smith
November 10, 2010
My Dearest Bro,

Today the DazaChacon's jump!
You- because you love it so much;
Us- in honor of you for Veterans Day.
I Love You and Miss You so much! Thank you for your service.
Your Jess
Jessica DazaChacon-Houdement
October 5, 2010
Thinking of you on this special day. Miss you so very much.

Your Jess, Always.
Jessica DazaChacon-Houdement
July 20, 2010
My Love, you are now in the company of my beloved brother and my papa that loved you like a son.
Your birthday this year was harder than ever before...
Please take care of them until my day comes to be with all of you again.
Love, MV
July 4, 2010
My Dearest Bro,

Happy Birthday!!!
The 4th will never be the same without you- nothing is.
We will gather with family to celebrate this great country's Birthday and to acknowledge that it is because of great men and women like yourself that we have the privilege of celebrating today. Thank you.
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.” --John F. Kennedy

Your Jess, Always
Jessica A DazaChacon-Houdement
June 1, 2010
Up late this Memorial Day and looking around the net.

We served together in the 504 and even caught a few flights back to NC out of LAX on leave.

Very sad to hear we lost a good soldier.

Thoughts to the family.

Greg Ballendine
May 31, 2010
My Dearest Bro,

I know you are in peace with your comrades and that brings me peace. I still miss you dearly and I have learned to live with the fact that you are not here, but I am not used to it. What I would give to talk to you!

On this Memorial Day and always...I thank you for your service.

I Love You.
Your Jess
Jessica DazaChacon-Houdement
May 28, 2010
To the family and friends of SSG DazaChacon. Just wanted to let you know that Edwin is always on my prayers. He was a good a friend and it was an honor to served with him. Edwin you will never be forgotten.
Your brother in arms, CW2 Diaz (SOT-A 707)
Miguel Diaz
February 17, 2010
Haven't talked to you in awhile Edwin, but I keep you close to my heart!

Miss you always, see you in the next......
February 16, 2010
To a very brave man who found for our country so his family can live a better life. That is the Definition of a true hero and brave man. I will ever fogot the ong party might and when you drove matt faul and I to Vegas. I do miss you
Kurt Marden
February 16, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
February 13, 2010
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Edwin Dazachacon:
Remembering Edwin on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
February 13, 2010
My Dearest Bro,

Four years and this is still very unreal to me, I am still waiting for you.
I Miss You. I Love You.

Your Jess, Always.
Jessica A. DazaChacon-Houdement
February 12, 2010
I love and miss you brother!
-Doc Holiday
December 31, 2009
December 31, 2009

At the close of another year without you in this world and it is still so hard to be with the fact that it is so.
To say I miss you sounds redundant, and yet not enough times can I say it to make the feeling be any less.

May your New Year’s Eve be peaceful and may I have dreams with you to hug you and wish you a Happy New Year!.

My bro, my Edwin, my best friend, my unconditional love...

Your Jess Always,
Jessica DazaChacon-Houdement
December 25, 2009
Christmas Day, 2009
I wish I was at Sicily Drop right now. I picture a starry sky this Christmas night and the comfort of your presence. It does not get any easier to not miss the person who lived these truths -- True Love, True Friendship and True Grit.
Georgia Prusa
November 26, 2009
I am grateful that you are my brother.
I am grateful for the sweet childhood memories of the three of us.
I am grateful for all the beautiful memories.
I am grateful for the years you were on this earth.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I Miss You Terribly and I Love You Dearly,
Your Jess- Always
Jessica DazaChacon-Houdement
November 9, 2009
I'm an airman from Vandenberg AFB in California. Saturday we were given the honor of running a mile for fallen service members. Each of my squadron mates and myself received random cards with a picture and short bio of a soldier. One of my cards happened to be that of Staff Sgt. Edwin H. Daza Chacon. As I read into it, I found that he was from Belleville, Il...I was born on Scott AFB in Belleville. I've never met another soul from that small town. I've never met Edwin, but somehow I feel like I have now. I ran with Edwin and his loved ones in mind and an even heightened sense of pride in my fellow American.
A1C Derek DeCastro
August 15, 2009
“It is only the dead who have seen the end of war"

Missing you.
Yours Always,
Your Jess
Jessica A. DazaChacon-Houdement
July 4, 2009
"Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step over the ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! -- All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a Thousand years.
...As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide."
Abraham Lincoln

Happy Birthday Bro!
I miss you and I love you dearly.
Jessica A. DazaChacon-Houdement
June 21, 2009
We have a Memorial Plaque in Memory of your beloved G.I. from the Military Order of the Purple Heart State of IL. If you could contact us we would be Honored to deliver it by USPS to the address you provide?
Commander State of IL. MOPH Daniel T Finn
Finn Daniel
May 25, 2009
Memorial Day, 2009
As long as there is breath in me, I will live to honor your life and remember your sacrifice.
Georgia Prusa
May 25, 2009
DC, I miss you brother! Thanks for being a great friend. May you Rest In Peace. You are always in my thoughts!
Tiyohn Thomas
May 21, 2009
Daza, I will miss you Brother, when we were in the 504 together, we did'nt know this about eachother, but we both grew up in the same california town, and most likely went to the same grade and middle schools together. Take care brother, and I'll see you on the Last Jump.
Cass Hadaway
April 27, 2009
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Kenna Larra
April 23, 2009
April 22, 2009
I miss you very much Bro; specially on days like today. Thank you for letting me know you are there and for a beautiful day! Four down/X to go. Much Love.
Your Jess
Jessica A. DazaChacon-Houdement
April 16, 2009
Miss you.
February 20, 2009
Surely miss you and think of you and your loving family.19
February 19, 2009
Daza, miss you brother. God bless and watch over me.
Scott Hickman
February 13, 2009
To the family of Staff Sgt. Edwin Dazachacon:
Edwin 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"
Peggy Childers
December 13, 2008
I miss you bro. we all do
Loren Long
September 15, 2008
Dear family of Staff Sgt. Edwin Dazachacon,

We want to say thank you. We understand that no words can be adequate for your sorrow. We certainly do not want to intrude upon your privacy. As Americans we want you to know that we deeply appreciate the ultimate sacrifice your loved one has made for all of us. We also would like for you to be aware that with this letter comes our special concern and prayers for you. We are all safer because young men and women who love their country, and know the value of a free nation, are willing to put themselves in harms way, and lay down their lives to keep this nation free and safe for all of us.
Your sacrifice is also very great. We know that we can give little comfort; however, the knowledge that your loved one did not die in vain, but died in the service of our country, gives each of us a noble example of the value of life, and the responsibility of freedom. We hope this will bring pride and comfort to you.
We at Gethsemane Church believe that there is purpose to life. We send this letter with our deepest appreciation for the greatest of sacrifices, you and your loved one have given to this country. We know it is not enough, but please allow us to assure you that your loved one is not forgotten.

Very Sincerely

Frank G. Noyes
Frank G. Noyes (Pastor)

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
(Jn. 15:13)
Pastor Frank Noyes
July 4, 2008
Happy Birthday Bro!
I miss you very much so.
Your Jess
July 4, 2008
Thinking of you on this special day. You are so greatly missed and will never be forgotten.
May 25, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Staff Sgt Dazachacon!
April 30, 2008
April 22nd...ouch.
I miss you.

Much Love,
Your Jess
Jessica A. DazaChacón-Houdement
February 18, 2008
February 13, 2008

My Dearest Bro,

Two years. Two years without you, your pleasant voice, your great smile, your magnificent humor, your great advice, your delightful personality, your charm … yet I can not say without your love.

Monique said at your memorial last year, “Edwin was love; he LOVED. He loved family, he loved friends, he loved music, he loved great food, he loved children, he loved animals, he loved the Army... he loved love.” I realized that it is the perfect description of who you were and the perfect insight as to the reason why your spirit is so alive: because one can not kill love. The Taliban robbed us of your physical presence, but neither of your love nor spirit.
Your love and spirit are palpable when I speak of you, when others remember you and through the support that Mom, Monique, Nelly, Olivier and I have received from our family and from your friends.

It moves me to experience how much people love you, adore you, respect you, miss you and continue to honor you! .
Today, we received emails, cards, letters, poems, calls, there was a special “event” for you from SF 7th Group, and we were, once again, not alone at the mass dedicated to you this morning. This downpour of love is a testament to Monique’s words.

When I think of you or I talk about you, I am pleasantly overwhelmed by the remarkable man that you were, the amazing life that you had, the extraordinary relationship that we had, the profound love that we have for each other and the pride I feel of your accomplishments. Once present to that, there is not room for sadness. Your spirit triumphs over the emptiness, and all there is left to do is to celebrate your life!
I am so proud to be your sister and am consoled to know that I am so blessed to have had you at all, even if for too short of a time.

I miss you deeply and until we meet again, I will keep my promise to honor your sacrifice by living my life fully and making the best use of the freedom you gave your life for. Having said that, I welcome the day that we reunite!

Thank you for everything!
I Love You and Miss You So Much!

Your Jess
Jessica A. DazaChacón-Houdement
February 12, 2008
I can't believe it has been 2 years
Little Jer
December 1, 2007
I'm so sorry to hear this sad news in more ways than one. Any fallen comrade brings pain to my heart but one that I knew, however peripherely, saddens me all the more. I wish you and all of yours the most sincerest sympathy and hope you can find comfort in the fact that he died pursuing a most noble endeavor.
Mack Heywood
September 12, 2007
Dear Smila, Monique, Jessica and Nellie I am very sad to find the news of your wonderful Son, Brother and Nephew. I know how close your family is and the deep love that you all have for eachother. I am saddened to discover this information. I have great memories of Edwin and the love that he showed to all of you. Edwin was a passionate man that would defend his family and there honor at any costs and was the greatest Brother, Son, or friend that anyone could ever have. I love you all. My prayers are with you tonight and always. I am missing you all!
David Maisenbach
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, 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.


Currently stationed in Germany
Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
August 3, 2007
I was deeply saddened and shocked to learn of Edwin’s passing. God Bless this true hero. My thoughts and prayers go out to Smila, Monique and Jessica – kinder, greater hearts cannot be found. Not much time goes by without me thinking of them. It is difficult to fathom how hard it must be to deal with the loss of such a wonderful brother and son. I miss you all more than you know. “I woke up on the roadside, daydreaming ‘bout the way things sometimes are.” Love you.
Philip Myers
July 26, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Staff Sgt Dazachacon and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
July 6, 2007
Happy 40th Uncle Elmo
Little Jer
July 2, 2007
To my guarding angel.May God celebrate your 40Th and hold you close as I do every day.Thank you for being close to me every day.I have been blessed to have gained so much from you.19
May 24, 2007
March 12, 2007
It was a honor to read about a solider with high intergerity and the ability to be loved by many who's heart he touched. He will be missed.
Prentice Hill
February 13, 2007
My Dearest Bro,

It has been a year since you joined God's Army and I still can not put into words something that is worthy of who you were to me.
You understood me in a way that no one else has nor does. You called me your best friend and without realizing it until after you left, you were mine too.
The love that I have for you is indescribable!
The Army lost a warrior; I lost a brother, a friend, a listener, an advisor and I lost a big part of me.
The way I miss you is insane. I have come to accept that you are gone, but I can not overcome my sadness. Slowly I am getting to a point that I can say “I’ve never gotten used to it, I’ve just learned to turn it off”.
Things like that, our quotes, sayings, jokes, "classic moments", is what I am so grateful for and what tears me apart to no longer have.
You were an exceptional brother; the vacations you took me on, the kind gestures, and the calls even if I didn't call you as often as you did, your attentiveness. You were also such a great Brother in Law to Olivier. Thank you.
Not to mention the magnificent son you were! Remember I would tease you and call you a "Mommy's Boy"? You were such a man, you could laugh and say "I know dude". With us, you were not a tough soldier, a warrior; you were our "L-------"!
Babe, I will eventually find words to express myself, but I did not want this date to go by without telling you and the world how much I love you, I adore you, I respect you and how grateful I am to you for the brother and friend that you were to me.
I look forward to reuniting with you and until then, I will honor you by enjoying the freedom that you died to protect, by respecting and honoring this country and by ensuring my children know their uncle Edwin. Needless to say they will also love and respect this county and their freedom.
Jessica Annette DazaChacón-Houdement
February 13, 2007
I loved you before, I love you now and I will always love you. You are a part of my heart, my life, my everyday and that will never change.I miss you more than words can say, and I am not the only one that feels that emptiness. Mimi, Monique and Jessica have all my love, and I pray to God that he gives them strenght.
Your heart is with all of us.
I love you
Maria Veronica Massa
February 13, 2007
Please know how Deeply Sorry I was to learn of the loss of Staff Sgt. Edwin Dazachacon, one year ago today.

The price this Brave Soldier and his family have paid for this country and for freedom, Will Never Be Forgotten.
May Edwin rest safely in the Loving Care of God and may the Grace and Comfort of the Lord continue to be with the Dazachacon family.
There will Never be Enough Ways to Humbly Thank these Heroes for their Supreme Sacrifice, my brother among them. KIA~Vietnam, 1967.

"Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
and He shall sustain thee."
~ Psalm 55:22 ~

May the Peace of God and your memories of Edwin, remain in your heart always.
May this give you comfort and strength through the difficult days.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Garnet Jenkins
February 10, 2007
Son muchas las palabras que puedo utilizar para describir a Edwin como persona; pero de todas la mas que rezalta es "hermano". Tambien puedo usar la palabra "amigo"; no un amigo como cualquiera, pero uno verdadero. El mundo perdio a una persona maravillosa, el resto de nosotros que tuvimos el honor de conocer a Edwin, perdimos a alguien con quien podiamos contar en cualquier momento. Todos te extrañaremos... hermano y amigo
Avidail Campagne
January 28, 2007
(First, sorry for my bad English writing. I hope that all I write below gets sens)

I would like to make a special thinking to the Daza Chacon family : I would like to tell, you guys, that I am really sorry for you and I hope you will be courageous enough to surround this very sad event.
I know I can not be in any help to make you feel better in these so sad circumstances but just let know I really think of you and I send you all my best wishes to live these next months serenely.

Monique (and Monique’s Mum): your brother (and your son) seems to have been really a good person as I can read of his story. And what you guys ever told me about him when I spent this year in California proves that he was a good person. And it is so sad that always good people seems to die first and so unfairly…
I didn’t know Edwin personally but one thing I can tell about him (I remember Monique told me) is that he was very brave and courageous (even in front of snakes…) and I know Monique was very proud of his brother and she can still be proud of him.

I think of you, guys, keep faith! I know you are strong enough to surround you sadness and to go ahead quickly. I hope you will.

Beatrice from France.
Beatrice Brossard
January 8, 2007
I moved to LA to go to college and I had the fortune of meeting the Daza Chacon family. A loving family that had the doors to their house and their heart always open. I was extremely saddened when I was informed by my dearest friend Monique of her brother’s passing. I never met Edwin in person but I got to know him through Monique’s stories and memories. The world would have been a better place if there were more people like him around. May he rest in peace.
Greg Christoforidis
December 25, 2006
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Edwin Dazachacon: The pain of your loss will take a long time to subside, and days like today will be especially hard. No one can change that for you, but please be aware that millions of Americans you will never know read Edwin's story, respect him as a true American hero, and share your grief.
Don Cooley
October 7, 2006
I worked with and attended multiple schools with Edwin. I only knew Edwin for the last couple years of his life, but in that time I acknowleged the impact he had on people around him.
Yanik Blackwood
September 17, 2006
I knew Daza as "Lil fellar" as my husband George(Dirty D)used to call him. I always had to laugh at this nickname George gave him cuz' it was like the pot calling the kettle black.
We met in 1991 when they returned from Desert Storm.
Daza seemed so young then, he would come for dinner and he and George would laugh and talk about their experiences in Iraq.
Lil fellar was always so polite, when I came to the unit to see George, he was always so respectful and would strike up a conversation.

I'll never forget when Daza asked me what I thought about George being a Drill Sgt?
The disbelief and shock that came across Daza'z face when I expressed my concern about my husbands quiet passive nature. Daza was SO quick to assure me that "SGT Davis would FINE!!" that I instantly new that George must be entirely different with his soldiers than with me.
Daza's reaction eased ANY doubt I had in George's new position.(smile)That gave me great comfort..thank you Daza!

I have often listened to George speak of Lil' fellar and Chief with great respect and pride at serving in the 82nd with such fine men. I know Daza was a great soldier.

George and I will miss him. I wish our boys could have met him.
My Deepest sympathy goes out to his Family and the Costello's especially Jerry.

We will see you in heaven Daza and in the meantime we will remember you with fond memories.
Mrs. Nancy Davis
September 17, 2006
I feel so sorry for losing you it was so painful, you will be more than missed. I can't find enough words to express my feelings. You lived as a hero and left as a hero. I can not imagin how your family feels, they are so lovable they were more than a family to me with they'r kindness and wormth. May God be with them and Bless Your Soul.
Hamza Marzouki
September 15, 2006
I was Daza's Team Leader and Squad Leader in B/1-504 PIR. I will always remember Daza, he was my 'Little Fellow', Jerry (Chief) I'm so sorry he was a great soldier and a great man. I will never forget my little buddy. SFC (RET) Davis
George H. Davis jr.
September 7, 2006
Edwin, my airborne buddy, mi amico di Italia, and of course Ft Bragg. How great that our paths were to cross so many different times in our lives, 96, 2005, 2006...and until the next time...but it was an honor and absolute pleasure to know such a standup professional and just a darn friendly guy. You will be missed but never forgotten! Your service to country, and duty to unit and integrity to your friends and family, may God Bless you and your dear family. See ya on the ol'drop zone and better bring that travel bag JD...Thank You Edwin,
July 24, 2006
I knew Edwin for only a brief moment in time, but in that time he left such an impact that I often think about him. When reading about his passing it absolutely broke my heart, but I find it such an honor and a privilege to have met him. I remember Edwin and I sat and spoke about jazz, and opening a jazz club at night until the sun came up. We eventually lost contact, but I never forgot him or his character. I am blessed to have known him for the time I did, and I am so very proud to be in the country that he served for.
Chad C.
July 21, 2006
Estuve recordando a Edwin atraves de unas fotos cuando empezamos en ROTC en Miami Sunset Sr High,aunque teniamos casi 20 anos que no sabia de el esta noticia me ha dolido mucho.Yo se que va a ser dificil para su familiay espero que nuestr Senor Jesus de paz a ellos,si recuerdo que la vida militar cambio el estilo de vida y el pensamiento de Edwin para bien.Siepre te recordare Alfredito.
July 5, 2006
Happy Birthday Edwin! 7-4-06
Miss you much!
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