Staff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot
Some people are lucky enough to know what they want to do with their lives at a very early age. Staff Sgt. Dale Panchot was one of those people. "He wanted to be a soldier from the time he could pull on a pair of camouflage pants, from the time he was 3 years old," recalled his mother, Karen Panchot. "He wore those every day and his friends would always be out in the fields, playing Army." Panchot, 26, was killed Nov. 17 in an ambush on his patrol near Balad, Iraq. He was based at Fort Carson and is survived by his mother and his father, Arland Panchot. He grew up in Northome, Minn., playing baseball, football and basketball in high school. He joined the Army Reserves at 17, following his father and grandfather into the military. Days before he died, Panchot told his parents he had signed up for his last three-year tour. Having fulfilled his dreams of military service, he had new ones. "He wanted to be a history teacher and raise a family," his mother said.
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Dear Panchot family,
I was looking through my treasure chest today and found the wristband I purchased that has Dale's name on it. He is not forgotten, even by someone who didn't meet him. Blessing,
Mary
February 29, 2020












To the family of Staff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot:

As you may know, the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation has honored your loved one at its Memorial Day Sunday worship service (each year in May) … since the time of your fallen hero's ultimate sacrifice. We will continue to pay tribute to our nation's veterans … lest we ever forget!

Now we would like to honor you … as the next-of-kin … who have also paid a great price on the altar of liberty. On Sunday 29 September at 11:00 a.m. we will host a Gold Star Family Sunday.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship … as we pay tribute to your sacrifice. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain (Colonel-Retired) Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “By Dying, We Live.” The special music will be the husband/wife vocal/piano — Wickman Duo. Following the worship experience, your family is invited to attend a social time in our Fellowship Hall … with some light refreshments.

As this historic chapel has limited seating, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/286-7296) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans' name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:[email protected]
Leila Campbell
August 21, 2013
Miss you buddy! Talked to your brother the other day, brings back a lot of memories. Wish you was here hunting and fishing with me.
Cody Wilber
August 2, 2013
To the family of Staff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Christian Memorial Day Remembrance worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, 26 May 2013. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the bordering states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 300 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars of our nation's history and give honor to all who have served in the United States Armed Forces and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each 8-foot cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of America's conflicts.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “Freedom:Free, but Costly.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and there place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of the Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the Memorial Garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel. The Memorial Garden will remain until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 27 May (Memorial Day).

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/286-7296) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans' name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/286-7296) or email the office ([email protected]) and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Saturday 25 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sunday, 26 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one's cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:[email protected]
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
Leila Campbell
May 4, 2013
Hello,
We would like to express our deepest condolences and also let the Panchot 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 a 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.
Sincerely,
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign
Charlie Gili
April 21, 2013
To the family of Staff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Christian Memorial Day Remembrance worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday 27 May 2012. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the bordering states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 300 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars of our nation's history and give honor to all who have served the United States and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of America's conflicts.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “Lest We Forget Freedom's Cost.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of the Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the Memorial Garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/456-4410) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans' name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/456-4410) or email ([email protected]) the office, and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Saturday 26 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sunday 27 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one's cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:[email protected]
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
April 20, 2012
November 17, 2011
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot:
Please accept my remembrance of Dale on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
November 21, 2011
Dale,

You are in my thoughts. I set a place for you at my dinner table every thanksgiving. I am with you in spirit and think of you often. AGAIN, I will never forget that Bradley ride on 17 NOV 2003.
Stanley Hofferber
November 13, 2011
To the family and friends of Dale Panchot
I only meet Dale once just days before he was killed. I was stationed on a base, US named “Anaconda.” Dale and his unit were on the base for rest and supplies. Our unit was from MN so there was an instant connection. We were able to play a pickup game of softball and he let me try out the tank an experience I will never forget. I later got word that he was killed on that that following patrol. I talk at the local school every year and haven't yet shared this story but think of it every year. On this Veterans Day I would like to thank Dale for his service and sacrifice and the time we were able to spend with him.
Thank You
Tom Anderson
November 11, 2011
To the family of Staff Sgt Dale A Panchot:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 29 May 2011. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 200 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one. The Memorial Garden’s perimeter will be manned by members of the Patriot Guard and a honor guard from AMVETS Post #1 of Mendota will be posted at the entrance.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars in United States history and give honor to all who have served their country and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of our nation’s wars.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “A Believer’s Look at War.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the memorial garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/456-4410) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/456-4410) or email ([email protected]) the office and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat 28 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun 29 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:[email protected]
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
May 11, 2011
You will never be forgotten!!!! God Bless you!!!
Elizabeth Raab
February 5, 2011
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot:
Remembering Dale on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
November 17, 2010
To the family of Staff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 30 May 2010. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses to represent all of the wars in United States history and give honor to all who have served their country and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled “A Day of Remembrance.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the memorial garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception; weather permitting will be outside of the Chapel.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (612/970-7866) or email ([email protected]) the office and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat 29 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun 30 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:[email protected]
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
April 28, 2010
Dear Family;
Project Compassion is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Artist, founder and President; Kaziah Hancock will be coming to Minnesota in a few months, approximately March 2010. She has been asked by one of your local media agencies to attend an event to honor our Country and the State of Minnesota’s fallen soldiers/heroes. We would be truly honored for the opportunity to paint a portrait of your hero to present it to you and your family. If you have already received a portrait of your hero from us, please keep in mind that we have been approved by our sponsors to paint a second portrait of each soldier as long as it is requested in behalf of the heroes Mother, Father and/or spouse. We only paint these 100% free to the families because of our sponsors. Please visit www.heropaintings.com or contact me directly at [email protected] We would be truly honored to have a chance to learn more about each of these fine soldiers, our modern day heroes!
Very sincerely,
Kenna
Project Compassion
Kenna
January 6, 2010
”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to the hero’s Mother, Father and/or spouse. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,850 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
This is a gift! We have some wonderful sponsors who help with the costs, and only want you know that we care.
Contact us directly at [email protected] or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna
Kenna
December 21, 2009
To the family of Staff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot:

The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 24 May 2009. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled “Answering the Highest Call.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the memorial garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception in the Chapel’s Fellowship Hall.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (612/970-7866) or email ([email protected]) the office and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat 23 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun 24 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:[email protected]
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
Leila Campbell
May 1, 2009
i will never forget the trips you took to the spo shop. you and i used to talk all the time. i thought you were so funny and kind. you seemed to understand my frustrations perfectly. the day the cash called me to come and get you, i stared at you for the longest time and prayed for you and your family. i see you often in my dreams. rest in peace soldier, your job is done...
jess daniels
February 8, 2009
SSgt Panchot,
Its Been 5 Years Since You Left. even though you and i never met, not a day goes by when i remember all of the fallen soldiers. Let Your Family And Close Friends Remember Your Happiness This Holiday Season May You Rest In Peace, Thank You For Your Courage, Sacrifice And Bravery.
Kevin Gibbons
December 9, 2008
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.


The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….

“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”


I did not know Dale, but I am remembering
his service and sacrifice. He is my hero. !

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Other Side

i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.

can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.

i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side

the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
www.donconoscenti.com
(Used with permission)

“I hope it brings great comfort to any and all.
Peace on you. DonCon” 4-2008


The Other Side –
(To hear the song)
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Sincerely,

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

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

Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
http://tinyurl.com/6gey8b
November 17, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot:
Dale gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
November 17, 2008
I served with SSG Panchot in germany when he was a Specialist and i was a private He is one of the few that taught me how to be a good Infantryman I will truly miss you brother and all the advice you gave me as a private Drill Sargeant Hamblen
SSG Brad Hamblen
July 27, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 25 May, 2008. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, LTC Kenneth L. Beale, Jr. will preach a message entitled “The Price of Freedom” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat. 24 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun. 25 May, a “PrayerVigil for Peace” will be held. You are invited to stop by and light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden, then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:[email protected]
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
Leila Campbell
April 28, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Staff Sgt Panchot!
March 22, 2008
I think about you whenever I hear of another fallen brother. Today I found out the Jefferies and Craig died 28 Jan 2008. Days like this make me wish we were all back together again. See you in heaven.
Gary Reagan
February 11, 2008
Thank you to Dale for his service to our country. He is a true hero. It is because of Dale that my family is able to sleep at night. God Bless the Panchot family. Dale will not be forgotton.
Marcie Tarwater
January 4, 2008
Dear Panchot Family,

Our newspaper published Dale's letter to you. I read his letter to my Bible Study group. We are studying Genesis and were very touched by Dale's awe in touching the water of the river described in Genesis. There is no doubt that Dale felt closer to God while in Iraq. He truly was a warrior of God while there, protecting us and protecting "God's people" the Israelis. Our Bible Study group prayed for you and for Dale. If Dale thought touching the river "was something else" and "pretty cool"...imagine how he felt the day he came face to face with Jesus in His Father's Kingdom! God bless you with His peace and comfort until the day you are reunited with Dale.

October 4, 2007
Julie Pielaat
October 4, 2007
Rest in Peace Brother
Lawrence Montoya
August 25, 2007
I miss very muck buddy,,,
Lawrence Montoya
August 25, 2007
THIS IS TH FIRST THAT I HAVE SEEN OF THIS BOOK... DALE, I LOVE YOU BROTHER, YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. NOV 17TH OF EVERY YEAR I WEAR MY HAT IN HONOR OF YOU. i will never forget that bradley ride on nov 17 2003
STANLEY HOFFERBER
August 23, 2007
If this person can stand in battle to ensure my freedom, then I will stand in grief with his/her family to honor him/her. For every fallen HERO there is a bright star that shines in the evening sky to remind us of the cherished gift we were given – even if for too short a time.
My heart breaks again as I sign yet another guest book of another courageous young soldier who gave their life so selflessly. I wish I never found myself in a position to have to sign another guestbook for the rest of my life, but I promised Le Ron A. Wilson (a dear friend KIA 7/6/07, 18yrs old) that neither he nor any like him would be forgotten and so I will continue until the day there is no longer the need.

PROUD MOTHER OF A U.S. SOLDIER
Althea Barrett (Queens, NY)
July 29, 2007
My Heart goes out to Dales family. As a 27 year active duty Veteran, I feel proud of Dale and everything he did to serve his country. I just watched the Military video about the painting Kaziah did of Dale. Very touching story and I am so glad you have such a special tribute of Dale to keep close to your heart. God Bless and thank you so much for your ultimate sacrifice.
Denise Johnke
July 27, 2007
Only the whole country should stand proud that we have young men like Staff Sgt. Dale Panchot. God bless you and your extended family of military service people.
William and Linda Mimm
July 19, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Staff Sgt Panchot and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
July 7, 2007
To the family of Staff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot. Please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of your beloved son. From what I have read here, he was well liked and admired. May our Lord bring you peace, comfort and strength, as only he can. God bless Dale and his loving family, that miss him so much. Until you meet again, may God hold him in the palm of his hand.
Olivia Close
July 5, 2007
SCOTT CHAMBERLAND
July 4, 2007
God Bless
Kathy Gerbino
July 4, 2007
Thank you Dale. Man they miss you!
Jennifer Cooper
June 28, 2007
I SERVED MANY YEARS WITH DALE, HE IS MISSED BY MANY OF HIS FELLOW SOLDIERS.
SGT. ADAM E. SWAN 2/7 INFANTRY
May 9, 2007
I am sorry it took me so long to post an entry for your family member. I am trying to catch up posting condolences after I was informed of this website. God Bless Legacy.com for allowing me to honor these heros. Especailly this young man that I had such a hand in leading to his first Military assignment.

I can't imagine what you have been going through since being notified of the death of your young Warrior. The Military and families all over the USA and world are still grieving with you and praying for you. What a very brave individual you have in your family that would give up a life for their homeland and its people so they can remain free. Your Freedom Fighter served the Country above and beyond the call of duty, let no one ever tell you different. With his mission now completed your Warrior has been redeployed to Heaven to sit on the right hand of the Supreme Commander and Chief. The Father above has Dale in his arms and has given him peace as well as eventually easing your pain and suffering. God speed to you and Staff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot, my HERO. We as Americans are proud of them that are willing to sacrifice for this great Nation, THANK YOU.

Army Retired
SFC Cory Orvik (Recruiter)
April 29, 2007
To the family of Staff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 27 May, 2007. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, LTC Kenneth L. Beale, Jr. will preach a message entitled “Remembering” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org
If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:[email protected]
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
Leila Campbell
April 12, 2007
Ducti Amore Patriae. Rest in peace my friend. Spc. Ruske 1/12 inf. Ft. Carson
G. Ruske
March 3, 2007
Paying tribute to this Fine Young Hero, Staff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot, on this 3rd anniversary of the day he gave his life for our Country and for Freedom.
Rest Well Dale in the Hands of God.
You Will Never Be Forgotten.
You have Paid the Ultimate Price for So Many.
Along with my brother, whom we lost in Vietnam, you will always be loved and missed by everyone whose life you touched.

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

May your memories of Dale, live in your heart always.
I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Garnet Jenkins
November 17, 2006
Dale, we are coming up on 3 years w/ you gone brother, you will never be forgotten by your brothers, and I personally will never forget you as I wear a memorial bracelet in your honor as I have since we returned from OIF I. Thank you for your sacrifice, and for being the man you always were. "FIGHTING EAGLES...STRIKE FEAR!"
SGT Christopher J Williams
November 3, 2006
From the day I returned from Iraq there has been a picture of Dale on my refrigerator. It is a picure of us having Christmas dinner in Kuwait. I was Dale's squadleader in Iraq and helped promote him to SSG. My 1-12 PLT was devistated to hear of his death as he spent two years in my Platoon. You are missed daily my friend.
Lawrence Montoya
June 9, 2006
Dale is a hero and I feel proud to have known him and his family. Love you all so much.
Rebecca Bowers
May 23, 2006
To the family of Staff Sgt. Dale A. Panchot:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 28 May, 2006. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, LTC Kenneth L. Beale, Jr. will preach a message entitled “What Are We to Remember?” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:[email protected]
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
Leila Campbell
April 25, 2006
i remember dale in ways that most wouldnt. he was my cousin and as kids friends. he ordered me dog tags when we were 14. miss him wish i coulda known him longer.
erin munter
March 27, 2006
I only knew Dale through my brother Stanley Hofferber now a Sergeant in the US ARMY. Dale must of been a wonderful man and to know that he served right next to my brother means a lot for Dale. Always doing the right thing. I am going back into the ARMY now and I am to be a Military Police Officer myself. I will serve 3 years more for not only myself and Sgt Hofferber but for Dale. I hope all is well and you all take care. God Bless.

Kenneth P. Hofferber
Kenneth Hofferber
March 22, 2006
I knew SSG Dale Panchot when we were both deployed to Kuwait in 2001. From what I got to know of him, he was not only a very committed soldier and NCO, but also a exceptional person. One day really sticks out when I gave him an I.V. in the back of my ambulance because he was getting dehydrated. I believe I even have a picture of him that I took of him eating an MRE at the back of my vehicle. I will try to find it for the family and post it on here.
Crystal Tabor
February 4, 2006
To the family
I use to live i in northome and im so sorry about dale he was abrave man
Jessie Preston
December 22, 2005
SSG Panchot was in B Co 1-8 INF with me, I didnt know him personally but i had met him a couple of times while in Iraq. He was a great soldier and individual. He was a brother in arms. He will Be missed. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones.
Jose Rosario
December 9, 2005
From me to you Dale, I thank you.
Truxton Andersen
December 4, 2005
Wanda Cobb & Family
September 10, 2005
Rest now glorious brave heart, Thank you for your sacrifice. You will forever be a heavenly warrior, fighting in our Heavenly Fathers army for peace. Doreen
Doreen Arroyo
July 19, 2005
We, as a family, and as a nation, are grateful for the sacrifice of your brave family. God bless you and Dale, who now resides with his heavenly Father and knows no more fear or pain.
Paula cobb
July 17, 2005
Rest in peace at your last post in paradise.
Henryk Zaleski
July 16, 2005
I did not know Sgt.Dale It must be so hard for you ,I feel your pain but not the way you do.I pray that you would ask the lord to give you comfort and understanding.
God's plan is not our plan.
Shaun McInnis
July 15, 2005
I didn't know Dale, but I do know folks from Northome. My parents live in Chisholm, not so very far away. Dale joins a long line of heroes America has produced. American tears are shed in remembrance of Dale and all those who have given the last full measure of devotion. May the Lord make His face shine on Dale, and on all the other young men and women He now holds close to His heart.
Diane Alden
July 15, 2005
To the family of Dale.
He was a hero a great soldier and he will never be forgotten. Thank you for raising a fine young man who gave his life for the freedom of his country. My prayers are with you always.
Susan Hopkins
July 14, 2005
Just wanted to say THANK YOU for giving your life so we might have freedom here in the UNITED STATES. God Bless your family
Lorna Corso
July 12, 2005
Dale will forever be an American Hero!
God comfort you and your family during this time.
Remember there are those of us praying for you.
Peggy Baker
December 7, 2003
I have no words to describe my grief and the gratitude I feel for the sacrifice of Dale --and the people who love him. My heart is aching for your loss.
Loryjean Kostich
December 4, 2003
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you. Your Son was a Brave Man Defending our Great Country. Our Son is also a Soldier soon to be in Iraq. May God be with You and Your Family.
Roger & Carol Wilson
December 4, 2003
My words here can not express the sincere sorrow I feel for your loss. Know how proud we are of your son Dale for giving the ultimate sacrifice for our country. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Teresa Carr, Mom also of a soldier.
Teresa Carr
December 3, 2003
My heart goes out to your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Your son is a hero, who in my heart will never be forgotten. God bless you.
Coleen Dionne
December 3, 2003
I would like to express my deepest sympthy to your family,my son is serving in Iraq and I am so proud of your son and mine.I will keep you and yours in my prayers.May God Bless you at this time and answer all you prayers.Thank You Judy Crews PAM of Stuart/Iraq
Judy Crews
December 3, 2003
The heart of this fellow Army Mom goes out to this family. May you know peace and comfort in your hearts. Your sons sacrifice will never be forgotten.
vickie grounds
December 3, 2003
My heart goes out to his family and friends in this very sad time. Please know that this Army Mom is praying for your strength. May God Bless and Keep each one of you.
Debbie Phillips
December 2, 2003
Eulogy for a Veteran - author unknown
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the Gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the mornings hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.

May God bless you and help you heal. Penny, proudArmymom of Chris
Penny Harwick
December 2, 2003
We would like to express our deepest sympathies to you and your family for your loss. Thank you for raising such a fine young man who was willing to make such a sacrifice for his country. No greater love is known than to lay down ones life for another. God Bless you.
Lowell and Sally Walburn
December 2, 2003
WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS ,WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS OUR FEELING ,DALE DIED DOING WHAT HE LOVED BEST DEFENDING AMERICA GOD BLESS AND MAY GOD REST HIS SOUL AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
SINCERELY
JIM&MARGE PARISIAN
PROUD ARMY PARENTS
JIM&MARGE PARISIAN
December 2, 2003
God Bless...I wish words could comfort. You and your family are in my thoughts and PRAYERS.
Terri Edwards
Mother of a Sailor
Terri Edwards
December 2, 2003
My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow, now and always. Dale is a HERO and I promise not to forget, ever. To him, and the many brave men and women like him, do we owe our Freedom. Love and Prayers, Marsha Pitman/PAM of SPC James, PVT Christopher, and proud mom of Timmy, too.
Marsha Pitman
December 2, 2003
"No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you." Joshua 1:5 May God keep his hand upon you during this time of grief, and may you find comfort in the shelter of His wings.Your son is a hero in the eyes of the world. Beth, Army mom
Beth Bingham
December 2, 2003
May the Lord be with you at this sad time in your life. Know that his passing will be noted by the Mothers of the Military and tears will be shed for the loss of such a dedicated warrior who has given so much of himself even unto death. I know the loss to his family will never be lessened, but I pray the passage of time will enhance the beauty of the memories of his life and lessen the pain. Sincere regards, Phyllis Giacalone, grandmother of LCPL John R Johnson, now stationed in Camp Pendleson, CA after serving in Iraq.
Phyllis Giacalone
December 2, 2003
my daughter is also serving in Iraq out of Ft. Carson. Please know that we all share your grief. I thank you family for their sacrifice and love of this country we call home. I am so sorry for your loss.
Laura Masonoff
December 2, 2003
My family and I would like to express our condolences to your family. We have a son in Iraq and our prayers are always for all of our soldiers to make it back to their families safe. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Mother of two Army Sons.
Evelyn Sanchez
December 2, 2003
My heart goes out to you and your family. May god walk with you and help you make it today and the rest of your life.
god bless Sgt. Dale Panchot and may he rest in peace.
God bless our troops and there families.
proud mom of daughter in USAF
Mary H.
December 2, 2003
thank you for giving your all. my daughter will be serving in iraq next year. i am thankful for her and for all those who serve and you and your family will be in my prayers..now and forever
cathy herget
December 2, 2003
My sincere condolences to the family of such a fine soldier. There are no words sufficient to convey how badly I feel for your loss. May God watch over you and Bless your soldier.
Dee Juliano
December 2, 2003
Words can not express how truly and deeply saddened I am for your loss.
I am grateful for the true hero Dale is.
My prayers go out to you now and always...
Mary
Mary LoPinto
December 1, 2003
Our deepest sympathy to your family. Dale is a hero to all of us.

take care and God Bless
Laura & John Halvorson
proud Army parents of Kelly Ann
Laura & John Halvorson
December 1, 2003
are family send,s out are condlolences, for the lose you have had. i whan,t to say god will hug him and take care of him. my son is over there too ,and we pray every day for him and all that are there.god bless you all. the scouton family.....
lana scouton and family
November 27, 2003
My sincere condolences.
R.M.Zobenica
Capt. USMC (Ret)
Ronald Zobenica
November 27, 2003
Although I can never be able to imagine your loss, I just want to say Thank you for raising such a fine young man who would so unselfishly defend our country knowing full well all of the risks involved.How proud you must be. My prayers are to you & your family.
God Bless You,
USMC Mother.
S J
November 27, 2003