Daniel A. C. McGuire
Mashpee PFC Daniel A.C. McGuire, USMC, 19, of Mashpee, was killed in action on August 14, 2008 while conducting combat operations in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq. He was the son of Mark & Karen Kae McGuire. Born in Middleboro and moved to Mashpee as a toddler. Attended Heritage Christian Pre-School and Mashpee Public Schools graduating in the Class of 2007. A long-time attendee of Christ Chapel in Centerville serving in vacation bible school as an usher and participating in youth group. Excelled in academics and was a multiple recipient of the Samuel B. Davis Good Manners Award, earned a letterman's jacket by excelling on the MCAS Exam. Played lacrosse for Mashpee High School and enjoyed participating in the Blue Falcon Theatre Group. Best know for his portrayal of Edward P. Dowd in their production of "Harvey". Sang with the Mashpee High School concert choir. A long-time Boy Scout achieving the rank of Life Scout, a member of the ABAKE-MI-SA-NA-KI lodge of the Order of the Arrow and earning his God & Country award. Created the flag retirement boxes in place in municipal buildings in Mashpee. Loved to sketch, woodcarving, reading and writing. Daniel's dedication to God, family and country made him a dedicated friend to all who knew him. Besides his parents, he is survived by his brothers, Samuel, Stephen & Benjamin, all of Mashpee; brothers-in-heart, SPC Timothy Brainard of Colorado and James Brainard of Middleboro; grandparents, Bob & Hilda Buck of Middleboro and Julia McGuire and the late William McGuire of Quincy; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. We celebrate Daniel's faith, love, laughter and patriotism. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at Christ Chapel, 1200 Old Stage Rd, Centerville, MA 02632. Burial is private at Massachusetts National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cape Cod Cares for the Troops, 1831 Long Pond Rd, Brewster, MA 02631. Arrangements by Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Mashpee. For on-line guestbook and directions, www.ccgfuneralhome.com
Published by The Patriot Ledger on Aug. 19, 2008.
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Thinking about Daniel today 11/7/18. Never forgotten.
November 7, 2018
Thinking of Daniel today 11/7/18.
Never forgotten.
November 7, 2018
Still remembered, respected and honored.
September 30, 2012
I traveled to Washington DC for the weekend of 11.11.11 to visit my daughter and tour the local sites. Upon entering the main Visitor Center at Arlington National Cemetery I recognized a familiar face on the quilt displayed in the center of the main lobby..It was Daniel McGuire from Mashpee, front and center underneath the Massachusetts insignia. I recognized his name as the civic, athletic and academic resident I had read about and admired in the Cape Cod Times..I include this picture for his friends and family, in his honor..My thoughts and prayers are with you all during the holidays, and beyond.. Sincerely, Nicole Vautrain and Annaliese Heussler
Nicole Vautrain
November 16, 2011
To the family and friends of Pfc. Daniel A.C. McGuire:
Please accept my remembrance of Daniel on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
August 14, 2011
Daniel, Just wish to let you and you family know you will not be forgotten on this Memorial Day. With gratitude and deep respect. SEMPER FIDELIS!
Unca art
Art J. Ramirez
May 30, 2011
RIP Dan McGuire. You are THE American hero.
May 24, 2011
On these, the 235th USMC birth date and Veterans day I choose to think of you and the ultimate sacrifice your family also made in laying your life upon The Alter of Freedom. It is through men as yourself that I am afforded the right of religion of my choice and my right to vote.
Which I recently and most heartily practiced!
Amongst these rights are many countless others that so many of us take for granted.
Please know, Daniel I remain Semper Fidelis!
Art J Ramirez USMC Sgt (Ret.)
art Ramirez
November 6, 2010
To the family and friends of Pfc. Daniel A.C. McGuire:
Remembering Daniel on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
August 14, 2010
GOD bless you and your family PFC. McGuire it was a blessing to know you throughout s.o.i.. You were a great person in everything you do to help those other fellow marines around you. We all know your in a better place now.
Edwin Davila
June 3, 2010
To the family of Pfc. Daniel A.C. McGuire:
Daniel gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
August 14, 2009
Thinking and praying for you on the 1st anniversary of your passing into eternal glory. May God hold you in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends", John 15:13.
Michael Iezzi
August 14, 2009
Daniel, soon it will be a year that you will have left God's earth for higher ground. The death of a child is something you never get over so please let your parents know that you are now ok. God has a way of giving us signs when we're still and I pray that God has allowed those signs to come to your parents and family. As a Gold Star Mother I know the pain of the death of a child. I also know that it's not the death we remember but the life you lived and loved. May that life be celebrated and remembered forever.

Your parents aren't alone and there are many who are there for them. If they ever want to talk to others who have gone through the death of a child or loved one in active duty please do contact me.

May God continue to provide His love and comfort to your family and friends.


In memory of my son
SPC Harry (Buck) Winkler III
KIA 11/12/2006 Samarra, Iraq
CO-A 2/505th PIR 82nd Airborne
July 18, 2009
For Dan~ I love you!~Stephen

"I Sit and Look Out"
I sit on post with the dust swirling about me and the heat soaking my body with sweat.
I hear the voices of many free people on their way home.
I see the people voting for the first time in a free election.
I see the statue of a vicious dictator toppling like an old deadened tree.
I mark how these events signify the end of an era and the beginning of a new one.
I see the fallen heroes that have given themselves for what they believe.
I observe the insurgents who scamper away after having taken innocent lives.
I observe the good that has been wrought overtaking the evil that once rampaged.
All these part of a 8 year campaign to stop the wickedness from destroying nations.
See, hear, and am proud.

written by Stephen McGuire 2009
Kae McGuire
July 4, 2009
I should have written long before this to express my sadness for your loss. The gravestones of Daniel and Paul Conlon Jr. are within feet of my son's at the Massachusetts Military Cemetery, so somehow I feel that they know each other. I wanted to introduce myself and offer my condolences to your family. I hope to meet you someday.

Mother of Sgt. Zachary D. Tellier
Pamela Morse
March 21, 2009
A Warrior's Tribute

As a hot wind sweeps across the street,
it stirs the dust at a young mans feet.
Standing watch in a foreign town,
No matter the danger he'll stand his ground.

Protecting a people's right to be free,
He understands what few will ever see.
What the media chooses to show to us,
is one sided and totally bogus.

Killed while standing guard,
His death hit his home town hard.
A community united in pain,
Our loss became Christ's gain.

Being a Marine was his job,
even more he was a warrior for God.
Protecting those who needed aid,
Because of this his memory will never fade.

Love you Dan! Your brother Ben
Ben McGuire
January 19, 2009
My heartfelt sympathy to the McGuire family and friends in the loss of Daniel. I did not know Daniel, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young person and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. My heart was touched by the many wonderful/beautiful things written about you. Daniel you are my hero and you will NEVER be forgotten.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace

~Robert Orr~
Tom Gugliuzza-Smith
January 8, 2009
I offer my deepest condolences for your loss.
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January 1, 2009
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Kenna Larra
December 19, 2008
Although I did not know Pfc. Daniel A. C. McGuire, I Hold him and his family in my heart and prayers. Remember when times get tough, that he is looking down from heaven and smiling at you, and protecting you.
Thank You for serving our country to keep us safe, You are Truely a HERO. May He Rest in Peace with the Lord, and Your hearts heal in time.
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" John 15:13

Proud Wife of a Marine in Iraq. Please keep him and all the other Soldiers in your Prayers.
Kim Smith (CA)
December 5, 2008
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.

The Wind on The Downs

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

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

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

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

I did not know Daniel, but I am remembering
his service 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
(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)


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

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November 24, 2008
Father we entrust our brother Daniel to your mercy. You loved him greatly in this life: now that he is freed from all its cares, give him happiness and peace forever. Welcome him now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
May God hold Daniel in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathies.
Michael Iezzi
November 11, 2008
Words cannot express our country's gratitude for Daniels sacrifice. Daniel will never be forgotten and I pray for a blessing of healing for his family. As a McGuire I am particularly proud of Daniel and what he has done for myself, my family and our country. God bless Daniel.
Timothy McGuire
September 16, 2008
I am sorry to hear of the death of your son. My prayers and sympathy to your family. God Bless you in your time of sorrow.
Terry Jasinski
September 15, 2008
Thank you devil-dog for all your motivation at bootcamp and all your sacrifices. Semper Fi Marine, and may you rest in peace.
LCpl Fernandez
September 8, 2008
Prayer for Peace

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Stephanie Rafoss
September 3, 2008
Although I did not know Pfc. Daniel A.C. McGuire, I hold him and his family in my heart and prayers.
Remember when times get tough that he is looking down from heaven smiling and protecting you.
Thank You for serving to keep our country safe.
May you rest in Peace with the Lord, and your hearts heal in time.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" John 15:13

Proud Wife-to-Be of a Marine in Iraq
Kim Smith
August 31, 2008
Daniel and my son, Lcpl Guy A Lewis (Allen) were running buddies. He is deeply missed by Allen. I understood from my son the day before his passing was his 1 yr anniversary in the Marine Corp. My heart goes out to you. Thank You for your sacrifice so I can have what I have and do what I do.
Sheila Lewis
August 30, 2008
To the McGuire family: My son just came back from Afghanistan safely. I am SO sorry for your lose, our whole family is. I have 3 boys and two of them knew your son and the 3rd went to Mashpee High with him--we all cried for you and we cry for ourselves and ALL the parents that are going threw what is in our hearts, we hope all our men&women will be home safley and soon! In the meantime: GOD BLESS you all. I know words will NEVER take the place of your son, so GOD TAKE GOOD CARE of DAN!!!
Kathy & Edward Doolan
August 28, 2008
Pfc. Daniel A. C. Mcguire
you are my hero
may god keep you in his arms forever.
gary Allain
August 28, 2008
Dear Daniel's Family:
My son was with your son in Iraq. I, like you, am safe here in the United States, enjoying the freedom for which your son gave his life. I thank God for your son...and for you, his family. I grieve with and for you. My son and I wish you peace...the kind of peace that can only be found in the arms of our loving Savior Jesus. God be with you today and always.
Robin, Proud Mom of 2 U.S. Marines
Robin Chambers
August 26, 2008
Dear Mark and Family,

My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. Mark and I worked together at Plymouth Color. I remember hearing the stories of the kids as they were growing up. Your son stood for what is right and God Bless Him for his service.

Best regards,

Mike Martin
Mike Martin
August 26, 2008
Dear McGuire Family.
We am so sorry too hear of the passing of your Son . I do know that no words can take away the pain or all of you feelings. May God Bless you and your family during this trying time.
Lakeville Lions Club
August 26, 2008
Dear McGuire Family.
I am so sorry too hear of the passing of your Son . I do know that no words can take away the pain or all of you feelings. May God Bless you and your family during this trying time.
Lion David Perry
August 26, 2008
My son is a 20 year old Marine also serving in Anbar Province. My prayers and sympathy is with you.
Andrew Biggio
August 25, 2008
Mark, Kae, Ben, Stephen and Sam-- we are thinking of you.
The McGuire boys ('the boys next door' we called them) were the best next-door kids any family could wish for; always polite and respectful, gentle and patient with our little ones, who followed them around like puppies. Daniel, as the oldest, kept an responsible eye out for the pack of them. We miss him and we miss all of you.

Aimee, John, Daphne and Dashiell Rozum. Ann Arbor, MI
Aimee Rozum
August 25, 2008
I sent my heart filled condolences to all family and friends of PFC Daniel A McGuire,

As a fellow Marnie and his team leader, I'd like to say that is was a complete honest to have been serving along side of Daniel. He was always looking to help thoughs that needed it. Daniel was an outstanding Marine. He is one of the FEW THE PROUD, and will always be remembered. I wish that I can do more for the family to help them pass through this hard times. You will always be in my prays.
CPL Daniel Barnes
August 25, 2008
As I packed my suitcase to prepare for my trip to Parris Island to see my son graduate from Lima Co. 3068 as a new marine on 22 August, I listend to the news report of another marine killed....I froze and stared at the TV....I thought to myself, how can I have so much joy to see my son graduate from PI as a new marine when this family has just had their hearts torn from their bodies over the death of their son...I cried all night for your son Pfc. McGuire...When I brought my son home on Friday 22 August I told him about your son...he sat silent and then said "this is what we do mom"....Please know that my heart goes out to your family and allways remember this: Semper Fi and OOH RAH! Once a marine, allways a marine
Jamie Baer
August 24, 2008
McGuire Family. We send our prayers and hugs in this time. I still think of Daniel as the oldest kid playing in your back yard to keep the younger ones busy. I also keep pictureing Michael following him around saying "I want to be as big as Daniel when I grow up". Those are some wonderful memories. Daniel made a great marine . I know yuou are proud of all his accomplishments he made. . He was a good person thru and thru. that doesn't come along everyday. We'll be thinking of you.

Su, Scott, Michael and Dorian
Susan Johnson
August 24, 2008
To the family and friends of fallen hero PFC McGuire....I am so deeply sorry for your loss. May God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. There are no words to say to bring comfort but please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many. He will not be forgotten. God Bless You.
Janice Oswald
August 24, 2008
Dear Family of Pfc. Daniel A.C. McGuire,

Love and prayers sent your way...
Right now, no words can reach your pain from the loss of your son, grandson and brother. Be assured that the Marine Corps. will comfort you and keep you and meet your every need. As time goes on, this will not be any less hurtful but you'll see glimmers of peace begin in your heart. I lost my son, also 19 years old, on April 22nd, 2008. I am just now re-reading all the prayers and cards sent and you'll learn how many share our pain and know the depths of our grief. Reach out to other Gold Star families they are a wealth of support and good teachers for the days that follow.
Thinking of you, your son Daniel and the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines that mourn his loss as well. Thank you to your son for his service. He is an honorable American!

Gold Star Mother
Forever Proud mom of LCpl. Jordan C. Haerter, USMC
1st Battalion, 9th Marines
KIA 4.22.08
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Ramadi, Iraq
JoAnn Lyles
August 24, 2008
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Glenn&Stephanie Gillan
August 23, 2008
Mark, Kae, Ben, Steven, Sam,
Dan had such a servants heart -- much the same that I see in each of you. I so appreciated his willingness to give up a morning to help us load the Operation Christmas Child truck last November. He quietly volunteered his time and muscles (which were greatly needed!) to get the job done. Our family will never forget his perfect performance of "King Herod" in the Christmas Pagaent too!

I keep thinking about the verse in Jeremiah that says "I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future". At first I wasn't sure about what appears to be "harm" brought to Dan.....but then I realized the prosperity God brought to him and the hope and future he has assured for him. His plan was fulfilled! Dan loved the Lord and I can't wait to see him again when I enter glory!

You are a family of great witness to your Savior. Thanks for letting us have a glimpse of how God uses even seemingly impossible situations for His glory! God bless you!
Krista Hayes
August 23, 2008
As a fellow Marine I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
Mike Casey USMC '85-'89
Mike Casey
August 23, 2008
Dear Mark, Kae, Stephen, Samuel and Benjamin,
I am so sorry too hear of Daniels passing. I do know that no words can take away the pain all of you feel. I prayed too god and too my dad too take care of Daniel in heaven. I remembered that last time I saw all of you, It was at Nicholas' welcome too the family party. I remember these 4 handsome boys running around the neighbor hood club like they owned it and having a ball. But when it came time for me too open Nicks presents, there they were being helpful little beavers. I still have the bible you gave Nicholas, which I read from last night when I heard this news. You are all in my prayers. Take Care.

Chris and Nick Leone
Christine Leone
August 23, 2008
To The McGuire Family,
From our Marine family to yours, we send you our deepest sympathy. Daniel gave the ultimate sacrifice any human could give for his family and country. We pray that your grief is eased, and that the memories of Daniel fill you with pride.
Susan and Gary Gemborys
August 23, 2008
To the family of Daniel McGuire
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your son. I am familiar with the pain you are feeling and no words of consolation will make it feel better.
Beverly R. Titus
South Windsor, CT
in memory of my grandson
LCpl Philip A Johnson, Age 19
KIA Anbar Province 09/03/06
Beverly R Titus
August 23, 2008
Godspeed to Daniel. RIP, brothers in arms always.
SSgt John McPherson, USAF
August 23, 2008
To the McGuire family,

I know there are no words to say, except how sorry I am for your loss. May you hold Daniels' memory in your heart and please remember he shall never be forgotten.

...For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I’m home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I’m only a civilian
And I don’t even know if it’s allowed.

But I salute you; allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.

Suzanne MacDaniel
A Proud Aunt
Sgt. David M.Fisher
KIA 12/1/04
Suzanne MacDaniel
August 23, 2008
Although we never met Daniel, we've heard of his accomplishments, talents and his impressive decision to defend our county through his Raynham relatives. We offer you and your family our deepest sympathies and our heartfelt gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice he made of all Americans. God bless Daniel and all of you and thank you for raising such a fine young man.
The Moynihan Family
August 22, 2008
Dear McGuire Family,
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your very brave son,Pfc. Daniel McGuire. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. I lost my son,Cpl. Michael Oremus on Oct.2,2006. He was shot by a sniper while on patrol in Baghdad. Stay strong.
Maddy Oremus-Palmese
Maddy Oremus-Palmese
August 22, 2008
We are so very sadden to hear the news of the loss of your marine with the 3/6. I will pray for your entire family and grieve for Pfc McGuire. My family and I cannot communicate to you the depth of our sorrow.

Mother of LCpl with 3/6 Lima Co
Katharine Evans
August 22, 2008
Mark and Kae,
I'm so sorry to here about Daniel.
I knew Daniel only through scouts and he was very kind and giving.
Our prayers go out to you and your family.
Charlie Locascio
August 22, 2008
Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family over the loss of you son and Marine, Daniel. My wife and I after hearing for months from our son, Lance Corporal Michael Greco how boring it is at his FOB, listened to his message on our answering machine that said…..Mom, Dad a friend of mine was killed this week. Michael who turned 19 in May in Fallujah served with Daniel and I am proud that he considered your son a friend. We take comfort in knowing he had someone like Daniel to talk with and pass the lonely time with. We have read about your sons achievements in his short life and will never forget him.

God Bless
Michael & Lisa Greco
August 21, 2008
To The McGuire Family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your son/brother. Although we did not know him personally, we know this country has lost a great American! My husband and I sat down with our 3 small children and explained to them the sacrifice Dan and his fellow soldiers have made for our freedom. May he rest in peace...God Bless America!!!
Christine Mackie
August 21, 2008
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
laurie lowell
August 21, 2008
our family pray,s for you. we are a grieving family of our lost Marine also. LCPL Christopher Mabry was KIA in Ramadi, Iraq on 4-7-2004. it still seems like yesterday. they will remain in our thoughts and prayers always. love to you from this Marine family, The Mabry,s in Chunky, mississippi
frankie mabry parker
August 21, 2008
"The solemn pride
that must be yours,
for the sacrifice you gave
upon the alter of Freedom".

Daniel A.C.McGuire/USMC:
For your family we pray for Our Father's loving hand;His healing Mercy . respecfully, art
art ramirez
August 21, 2008
My prayers and thoughts are with you.
I know how you feel losing a "HERO",Becoming a "Gold Star" Mother myself on 25 March.. The sacrafice our sons and daughters are making on a daily basis should tell us all..These young HEROS knew full well what they were doing and did it proudly When you hug your loved ones tonight.... Remember... We also hugged ours and they were protecting you..We.. as Americans need to make the "Ultimate Sacrafice" by supporting all our military(HEROS)...the Proud Mom of SGT. Jason W. Swiger
5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne,Fort Bragg, N.C. KIA 3/25/007
August 20, 2008
He was a brave man and a hero...our country is forever indebted to him and your family...I am truly sorry for your loss.
Bill Edmondson
August 20, 2008
To the McGuire family,
My heart and prayers go out to you at this most difficult time. As a Marine mom, we give our sons to the Marines, and pray they come back to us. Your son made the ultimate sacrifice, and I thank you for his service to our country. My you find peace in your hearts n the days ahead.
Mom of
LCpl Wm Dempsey
New River NC
Kim Dempsey
August 20, 2008
Mr. and Mrs Mcguire and Family

I want to tell you how much my heart aches for you as I always said that I didn't want anyone to go through this pain we suffer. My Son Rob died in Iraq on Aug.15,2007 and I try everyday to get through it. Just know that we are always here for you when you need us.

A Proud Dad
Bobby Pirelli
August 20, 2008
Dear Mark, Kae and family
Our hearts go out to you, it is never easy losing a child, and tho he rests now with God and is at peace, it is a loss that will be with you always. Please remember though that Daniel will always be within your hearts and memories forever, and God's gift of returning Daniel to his family in love, respect and faith is a tribute to him and all of you. Im sure as a service mom, the many prayers we, as parents and family,give to God on our childrens behalf, are answered, all in His time and grace but answered nonetheless. God Bless you all
Sandi Gould
August 20, 2008
To the family and friends of Dan, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I knew Dan from the Mashpee theater crew. He was a kind soul who was wonderful with the other children. A hero that will never be forgotten.
Tara Costa
August 20, 2008
Danny, Semper Fi, God Bless You and your family. Freddy Hagman 1960-1968. Marine Corps Leaguer.
frederick Hagman
August 20, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. You can be so proud that your loved one is a hero. He put his own life on the line to protect all of America's freedom & way of life. You were so blessed to have him for the short time you did & you can now know that he is bright & shining star looking down us us from above. may God bless you & your family.
Teresa Jump
August 20, 2008
Your time with us was short but your memory will last a lifetime. Thank you Dan for fighting for our freedom. I only knew Dan for a brief period of time but his sweetness and sincerity touched my heart. He will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the McGuire Family.
Crystal Cassell
August 20, 2008
To the family and parents of Daniel I want you to know that you are not alone in the grief you are feeling. I too know what you are going through and what you will go through in the coming weeks and months ahead. You will have many questions as to why? You will have many things to get ready or go through and that should be done in time. Sometimes it just can’t be faced and that’s ok, for you will know when the time is right for you. There is no right or wrong way to grieve it’s an individual journey that unfortunately we now have to take. I ask that God give the comfort, strength and courage that you are going to need. When and if the time is right for you please contact me. You can cry, vent, or just talk as only another person who has been where you are can really know what you are going through. May God continue to be with you and heal you


In memory of my son
Spc Harry (Buck) Winkler III
KIA 11/12/06 Samarra, Iraq
82nd Airborne 2-505th PIR
August 20, 2008
Dear McGuire Family,
May God's Love and Peace embrace and comfort you...
With our deepest sympathy,
Suzanne and Bill Powers
August 20, 2008
God bless you Pfc McGuire for the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. May you rest in peace.
Kim Benfield
August 20, 2008
On behalf of all Marines of the Dept of MA. Marine Corps League, I would like to send our sincere condolences to the family of PFC Dan McGuire. May he rest in peace with all his brothers and sisters of our beloved Corps whom have given of the utmost sacrifice in serving God, Country and Corps. May his family take comfort that Dan is in the arms of our Lord. You have served well and honor us all.
Semper Fidelis
Bob DeLong
Dept of MA. MCL
Robert DeLong
August 20, 2008
I am so sorry for the loss of your son. From a mother of a soldier about to deploy for the first time, my heart reaches out to you. Daniel was a hero well before his death having had the courage to stand for something that most won't have the courage to do;They are the few and the brave. God Bless you and your family during this trying time.
donna cash
August 20, 2008
To The McGuire Family,
Please find comfort in the fact that Daniel was welcomed after death, with loving arms. I reach out to you as a gold star family. My older brother, Cpt. John W. Maloney, U.S.M.C., was called home June 16, 2005. I am one who can trully say I know how diffucult each day is right now, and I will be here each and every moment for all of you. My son, Luke, just graduated from Mashpee High this June...please feel free to contact me. All my love and prayers.. Semper Fi...
melissa hamre
August 19, 2008
McGuire Family,

From one Marine Family to another, may God Bless you at this most difficult time.

In the words of Ronald Reagan:

"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem."

Your son made a difference in this world and for that you will always be proud.

May God Bless you and Keep you.

Semper Fi
GySgt and Mrs. David Jason-USMC
laurie jason
August 19, 2008
Love to a Fallen family,
I am so sorry to hear about another fallen Hero! I know there are no words that I can say to ease your pain! The loss of a child, husband or brother at such a young age is something that is the most difficult thing to bare! I wish there were something I could say that would ease your pain! We can only pray that one day we will be together again. I was told that if you stretch a piece of string a mile long and line that string with beads, the beads would resemble eternity. Life here on earth is equal to “only one bead”. We have only a short time here compared to the time we will spend in eternity with our loved ones. The only thing I can say is let faith keep you grounded in your life and hold on to your loved ones! This will help you through! It is what helps me get through my days. My son, Anthony entered into the Heavens to be with our Lord in 2007. We can never understand the reasons why our loved ones would ever be taken from us. I pray that one day our pain will ease!
God Bless Your Family!

In Loving Memory of
Lcpl. Anthony C. Melia
USMC~ 2/4 Fox Company, 3rd Plt
Camp Pendleton, CA
Ar Ramadi , Iraq
Vicki Melia
August 19, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts will be with you during this tragic time. Please know that people care. He was a hero and amazing person. God bless you McGuire family.
patricia woolverton (abazorius)
August 19, 2008
To The McGuire,

God Bless you at this difficult time.
My prayers and thoughts are with you. As a mother of a USMC.
Martha Jaxtimer
August 19, 2008
my deepest sympathy for your lost you should be proud.
August 19, 2008
To the family of Dan McGuire
My family & I did not know your very special son, but heard about him in Florida.. Please let us say that we were all so blessed to a wonderful young man to serve and protect our country. You are all in our thoughts and prayer. He is now an angel in heaven and still protecting us by watching over everyone.
August 19, 2008
To Mark, Kae, Benjamin, Stephen and Sam,
We can not imagine the pain that is in your hearts. We can hope that is time is will lessen. We are so proud of Daniel , he gave the ultimate sacrifice to keep our wonderful country free. He believed in peace and tried to do whatever he could to insure that for the rest of us. He was an upstanding young man taken to soon to fullfill his dreams.
We think of you often and please know that you are in our prayers. May you find peace.
Love Aunt Ellen and Uncle Willy
Ellen Eaton
August 19, 2008
We are so sorry. Take comfort in all the positive influences he has had on everyone around him. Stay strong as that is what he would want you to be.
John R.
August 19, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss.May God Bless you.
Richard Hooke
August 19, 2008
Dear family of Daniel,
my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May you find some kind of peace in the months to come knowing your son was extraordinary. I know he will be missed by friends at Mashpee High, and the boy scouts.
Ann Brydon
August 19, 2008
Ben & Stephen, My heart is very heavy right now. You know how much I loved you guys. I hate to think of the pain you have to go through. Please know that I will never ever forget Dan . He was special to me as all three of you boys were. Very rarely does a busdriver have the priviledge of being a part of such a wonderful family of brothers. i have nothing but fond memories of Dan, he was a wonderful young man and he made a difference in this world as i am sure that the two of you will also. Stay close to each other and trust that God will get you through. Love, Deby the busdriver
Deby Dennen
August 19, 2008
my sincere condolences to Daniel's family and friends. He is a true American hero
August 19, 2008
To the family of Daniel:
I wish you peace for you and your son. Know God is always with you.

Love, Ruth / Mashpee, MA.
Ruth Kelly
August 19, 2008
Deepest sympathy to his family and loved ones..
Jean A
August 19, 2008
I truly understand the loss your family is feeling Daniel. My brother was killed in Iraq in 2004 when we were both deployed there, and there is no greater sacrifice. I recorded a song written by Jeffrey Steele in Nashville called "Nineteen," and I hope everyone who misses you will find that it honors your memory and your sacrifice. The song is on my myspace at www.myspace.com/ryanweavercountry. Thank you Daniel for believing in America. Thank you for standing up for all that we hold dear. My heart truly breaks for your loved ones and your community.
Ryan Weaver
August 19, 2008
To the family of PFC McGuire,
I am so truly sorry for your loss. I lost my fiance Aug 22nd 2007, and I was 8 1/2 months pregnant w/ our first son.
I know the pain is hard, and truly unbearable, but know now that your son is at rest and with the Lord.
Hopefully, someday you'll be able to look back and when you think of your son, it will be a smile rather than tears. God Bless you and your family. And many thanks to your son for the sacrifices he made for our country!
August 19, 2008
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2008

August 19, 2008
To the McGuire Family,
I did not know Daniel but wanted to say Thank You for his service to this country and keeping all of us safe. He is a hero....
God bless all of you..
Elaine Fitzpatrick
Elaine Fitzpatrick
August 19, 2008
My sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of this great hero.
Rob Cushing
August 19, 2008
I do not know Daniel. This morning I was so moved when I read about him I had to contact the family to thank them for giving this world of ours such a wonderful young man. Its just horrible he had to be lost so soon.
Kathleen Hall
August 19, 2008
Dear McGuire family,
I write this with such a heavy heart because I cant imagine what you are going through right now. I also have a Marine serving in Iraq now and just received a e-mail from him sending his condolences for your Marine. He wants you to know that your son died with great great honor and his heart goes out to you as parents. He also said he wished he could be here to attend his service even though he did not know him personally. Please know that you are in our prayers. Semper Fi.
Pat Coville and Cpl.Coville,Andrew W.
Pat Coville
August 19, 2008
Dear Kay & Mark -

It has been far too long since I've had the pleasure of visiting with you. Longer still since I baby sat your boys. But now I look at pictures of your Dan on the computer and can not get over how much he grew - and how much he looked like Mark!

My heart cries for the pain that you are going through now. But I rejoice that Dan now gets to meet our Heavenly Father. I know your faith is strong, and hope that it gives you comfort through these hard times.

I wish I could be there to support you on Saturday, but I know mom and dad will be there so I will ask them to bring my love with them.

God Bless you, Kay and Mark.
Semper Fi Dan
Beth (Hale) Butts
August 19, 2008
May you rest in peace brother.

God Bless the McGuire in there time of loss.

J Quinn
J Quinn
August 18, 2008
My deepest thank you goes out to Pfc. Daniel A. C. McGuire. You have laid your life down for your country and your fellow man. My son Lance Corporeal Koji Preston served with you. I am including your family in this time of trial but I know your name has been written in the Lamb's Book of Life. God bless your family.
Tanna Preston, Marine Mom
Tanna Preston
August 18, 2008

william williamson
August 18, 2008
The Final Salute

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

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Pfc. Daniel A.C. McGuire our Brother in Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Daniel. And to Daniel it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the ultimate sacrifice he made in combat while serving the Corps and his country. No greater love is shown than a man lay down his life for another. Daniel, you are a brave Marine Warrior, a true Patriot and a national Hero. With your passing, our Country has lost a National Treasure. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,405 members of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport, Louisiana, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Daniel’s family and loved ones. Semper Fi !

Dennis N. Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
For the Commander, Carroll R. Michaud
August 18, 2008
Daniel, Our family is so sorry you were pulled away so early to Heaven. I was saddened to hear about your death online. I lived on Cape Cod half my life, and found a connection with you. I wish your family stregnth and understanding at this time. I know hearts are broken, but they can be so proud of your dedication and your legacy. Without your honor, us Americans would not have our freedom. Thank you for your service. McCoy
jeannie mccoy mccoy
August 18, 2008
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