Spc. Daniel P. Drevnick
Dan Drevnick''s affinity with speed began early. He followed his father''s interest in drag racing and even started restoring his own muscle car after graduating from Woodbury High School in 2005. He worked two jobs to pay for it, said his father, Ken Drevnick. "That''s what type of person he was," he said. "To get someplace he knew he had to make it happen." Dan Drevnick, 22, of Woodbury, Minn., was one of three Minnesota National Guard soldiers killed July 16 during an insurgent attack in Iraq, a week after he returned from a visit home. He was assigned to the 34th Military Police Company in Stillwater, Minn. His father said Drevnick was part of a military police unit and hoped to become a state trooper. He was his family''s sixth generation in the military. His family spoke of "rebellious years" in high school when he pierced his ears and grew out his hair. He was energetic _ "our wild child," his stepfather said _ loved learning, skateboarded and raced cars. He also was fond of duct tape and once used it to mummify a friend. "He was never afraid of anything," said his stepfather, Charles Freese.
Published by Pioneer Press on Jul. 19, 2009.
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To the family of Spc. Daniel P. Drevnick:

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 16, 2013
To the family of Spc. Daniel P. Drevnick:
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 Drevnick 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 28, 2013
In memory of Daniel.
December 1, 2012
To the family of Spc. Daniel P. Drevnick:
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
To the family and friends of Spc. Daniel P. Drevnick:
Please accept my remembrance of Daniel on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
July 16, 2011
To the family of Spc Daniel P Drevnick:
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
To the family and friends of Spc. Daniel P. Drevnick:
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"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
July 16, 2010
I also went to the Illinois Freedom Run and rode in honor of Daniel. I am sorry for your loss. He will not be forgotten!
Lisa Hughes
June 21, 2010
I had the honor of riding for Daniel during this weekends Illinois Freedom Run to the Middle East Conflict wall in Marseilles, IL.

God bless,
Alan Larsen
June 21, 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! Almost 2,150 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 wonderful sponsors who help with the costs, and want you know that everyone here at Project Compassion does and will always CARE.
Contact us directly at [email protected] or go to www.heropaintings.com. We welcome your phone calls at 435-835-9429 – Either Kaziah or Kenna will answer – or if no one answers, please leave a message – we will return your call.
If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna
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www.heropaintings.com
Kenna
April 30, 2010
To the family of Spc. Daniel P. Drevnick:
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 26, 2010
On this day and with each day that we enjoy our freedom, I would like to give thanks and let you know that I do not take our troops for granted. May you experience God when you feel your loss.
Donna Gillette
December 1, 2009
My heartfelt sympathy to the Drevnick 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
Tom

"TO LIVE IN THE HEARTS
OF THOSE YOU LEAVE BEHIND
IS NEVER TO DIE"
Tom Gugliuzza-Smith
November 19, 2009
To Daniel's family, I just wanted to say that your son is a courageous man for being a soldier, protecting his family and friends, and also America. He protected complete strangers without reason, and for that i want to say thank you. Without him and men like him I couldn't be in school, getting an education or have freedom. Your son will be remembered and honored. You should be so proud.
November 11, 2009
To the family of spc Daniel Drevnick: My son just returned home from Iraq. I did not know until yesterday that he was serving with the young men from the Minnesota National Guard, who lost their lives July 16th. Please know that your loss was felt deeply by those who served with your fine son. Karen Harvey, New Mexico Blue Start Mom
October 12, 2009
Dear Ken, Roberta and Family,

I am so sorry for the loss of your brave son and hero Daniel. It seems like yesterday we were all in high school, yet the years have passed and delivered joys and sorrows.

Please know that although I never had the honor of meeting Daniel, I do know how lucky he was to have such great parents and extended family. Daniel has honored you, our blessed country, and all who sacrifice for good in the world.

The sacrifice of Daniel is often in my mind, and I shared your story and my memories of you with my daughters. I reminded them that were it not for the bravery of courageous people like Daniel, we wouldn't be free today, and as safe as we can be.

God bless you Ken, Roberta, Julie and family, may God work his healing hand on you, and thank you so much for your wonderful son.
Gary Lodge
October 5, 2009
To the family of Spc. Daniel P. Drevnick:
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"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
October 2, 2009
A hero's memory never dies. I am sorry for your loss,Dan will not be forgotten.

Our Prayers are with your family.
August 16, 2009
Dear Roberta Freese,

I share your pride and deepest sorrow for the fine young man that you brought into this world and raised. Dan is a shining example of a true hero.

Roberta I had the honor to fly with your husband Chuck. On many of our missions together he spoke of Dan and how proud he was of him. I understand Dan was your sixth generation veteran, for that you should be very proud.

May your family find peace in the days to come.
Lt. Col. Johnson
August 16, 2009
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.

Amen
Stephanie Rafoss
August 5, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss and the deepest sympathies of my family go out to yours, your son was a hero for just having been there..
and we pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved, lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
Susan Swann
August 2, 2009
Dear Dear Drevnick Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and get you through this difficult time.
Laura McDonald
July 30, 2009
I do not personally know your family or your son. I just want to send my most sincere sympathy for your loss. I am greatful for his efforts serving our country so that we may all live in peace in the USA. I will keep you in my prayers. May God Bless you all!
Rachelle Hultman
July 29, 2009
Our deepest sympathies in the loss of your Dan during his service to our country. He will be missed by many. I remember the night he & Todd were up most of the night playing electronic battleship; and when they decided to go to a club and Dan had only a sweatshirt on so he borrowed a dress shirt from (big) Todd but he filled it out nicely with the sweatshirt on underneath. They were good buds.

Here's praying God will help you all through this tough time.

SFC Robt C Strickland USAR Retired and Ms Jonell Strickland & families
Jo Strickland
July 28, 2009
Ken, Julie and Family,
I wanted to express my sympathy to you and let you know my thoughts and prayers have been with you daily. I was unable to attend the service due to my Mom being hospitalized. Ken, you had told me so many neat things about your son Dan. He was a special guy.
Hold onto those memories - God Bless You.
Karen Potter
July 28, 2009
To Ken and the Drevnick Family, our hearts are heavy thinking of the painful time you are going thru. Although we did not know your Son Danial personally, we hold him in the highest regard for his service to our Country, his courage, and his sacrifice. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless your Family.
Gary and Kathy Schueneman
July 27, 2009
Dear Ken,

Ken you stated that there is nothing to say, but there is; as a parent and as a citizen there are two words to say to you, Dan and the rest of the family, Thank you. Thank you for the selfless act of sharing Dan with all of us.
May you all find peace.
Tammy and Tom Warner
July 27, 2009
God bless him and his family for the sacrifices he made in service to his country.
Colleen M
July 27, 2009
I honor Daniel's service and sacrifice and offer condolences to his family.
Martha Gillis
July 27, 2009
To The Drevnick Family-

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of your loss. My son is serving with the Red Bulls on this deployment as part of ACO STB to Basra. While I didn't know him personally, it feels as though a part of "our family" has been taken away. My condolences.

Heidi Pahl (Hastings, MN)
Heidi Pahl
July 26, 2009
SPC. DANIEL P. DREVNICK
you are my hero may god keep you in his arms forever.
gary Allain
July 26, 2009
Dear Drevnick Family,
Our deapest sympathy for the loss of your son Spc Drevnick. My sister Sgt. Mensen was your sons' team leader and she talked foundly of your son. I know that she and my brother had a very good time with your son in Las Vegas and there hearts go out to your family. I was able to make it to your sons' funeral and it was very beautiful. Once again I am very sorry for your loss.
Michelle Ciceron
July 26, 2009
Dear Drevnick Family,
May the support of family, friends, community and country comfort you today and always. Our most sincere Thank You,Spc. Daniel Drevnick,for serving our country with such bravery and committment. May God be with you and your family always.

Proud mother of a daughter currently serving in Basra with the Red Bulls.
July 26, 2009
Dear Kenny and family,
I never met your son, but he truly was/is a hero as far as I am concerned.
Thank you
Michelle LaBossiere-Jorgenson
July 26, 2009
To All of Dan's Family -

Always amazing as we just never know what He has in His master plan!!

May your faith be strong as you find peace and comfort in all the loving memories.

As you continue to feel the pain of losing Dan, may you be engulfed with peace and the pride of knowing Dan's ultimate sacrifice of himself so that we can continue to live in a peaceful nation.

THANK YOU DAN!!!!

Peace, Love and Prayers - Steve, Doris, Grayson & Blake Kroyer
July 25, 2009
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Shawnee Edwards
July 25, 2009
My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of Dan. He made the ultimate sacrifice for this country. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
July 25, 2009
To the Drevnick Family,

From a mother whos son is serving in the United States Navy, my deepest condolences go out to your family.
My son Leland was a classmate of Daniel's and our family has been hit hard with the loss of Daniel. He is a true hero and will never be forgotten. It's because of him that we owe our gratitude for our continued Freedom. May God keep him under his wing and may he look down on you every given day of your life. You were blessed to have such a great son.

You will always be in our hearts.


Diana & Chuck Knutson, Woodbury, MN
Seaman Leland Takemoto, Norfolk, VA
Diana Knutson
July 25, 2009
Shelby, Chuck and family,

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Dan. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dan, Thank you for your service and the ultimate sacrifice you have made for our country.

Mary Koonce & Annie Johnson
Mary Koonce
July 25, 2009
Hey Dan. It was a honor knowing you and working with you at Tires Plus. I will miss having lunch with you and enjoying good laughs. I am really going to miss you man...love ya
Tony Hollembeak
July 25, 2009
Dearest Berta and family. My deepest condolences to you for your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. My niece is a United States Marine and will be deployed next month. Your loss brings this closer to home and our hearts.
Maret Millard
July 25, 2009
To the Drevnick Family,

I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. I truly feel your loss and pain. Daniel shall never be forgotten.

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

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

I salute you .

Every second you sacrificed
I hold you in my prayers.
So with one hand on my heart and the other in the air;

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.

A Proud Aunt of
Sgt. David M Fisher
KIA 12/1/04
Suzanne MacDaniel
July 25, 2009
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Brenda Slavik
July 25, 2009
I did not know Daniel, thank you for your service. You are a hero to me. I will never forget you.
Cathie Wood
July 24, 2009
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We didn't personally know Daniel or your family, but live a couple of blocks away.

Daniel was a true hero and he will never be forgotten. Thank you so much Daniel for the service you have given to our country and the freedom that we have because of it.
Rest in peace, Daniel.
The Shea's
July 24, 2009
Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice. My thoughts are with your family. RIP

A Minneasotan
July 24, 2009
Thank you for serving our counrty. You are a true American hero. You will never be forgotten.

To the family of Daniel, I am so sorry for your loss and I greive with you. I am an MNARNG wife and have been through one deployment already, and another one is coming up soon. I am so thankful for every soldier who has been deployed and I stand behind them all the way. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this time of loss.
Mandi Pederson
July 24, 2009
My nephew is serving in Iraq and we attend the same church that the Wilcox family attends in Cottage Grove. From my family to yours, we are so greatful for the sacrifice that Daniel has made so we can be free. Free indeed!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Loni Perrin
July 24, 2009
Joshua 1:9 "...be strong and courageous, do not be afraid, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." This has been our family vs thru the last couple deployments. Strength and courage is what each one of our troops takes into battle to do their tasks. What an incredible task at hand to fight for the freedoms of our soil. We can't thank your family enough for the ultimate sacrifice. We pray for our troops and families daily and we will con't to specifically pray for yours.

MNARNG wife and AF mom
July 24, 2009
To Dan's Family~
I cannot even begin to imagine the pain and sorrow you are experiencing. But having read all the entries, I can see that you are supported by MANY--near and far, family, friend & stranger. I felt compelled to write and say THANK YOU for sharing your beautiful, talented and sweet boy (now a man) with our country. It is so sad to lose a good soldier, but it can help us all to be reminded of the price that has been paid for over 200 years to keep this country free. May Daniel's soul and the souls of all of our departed soldiers rest in peace!
God Bless You All!
Linda
July 24, 2009
My son, Christopher, worked with Dan. He has spoken so highly of the kind of man Dan was, and I can't tell you how his passing has touched us all. May your memories and the love in your heart give you peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Godspeed, Dan .... You'll be remembered always!
Nancy (Brenna) Redmond
July 24, 2009
Dan,
Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice for our safety and freedom. You will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace
~
A Gold Star Parent
July 24, 2009
Ken, My deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time of loss. My prayers are with you at this difficult time. I remember you and John used to work together. God Bless You!
Gail O'Hearn
July 24, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Linda Norris
July 23, 2009
Trooper Drevnick,
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your son Daniel. My family and I are forever in Daniel's debt for making the ultimate sacrifice to keep our country safe and I will never be able to thank him enough.

Sean, MPD...
July 23, 2009
Dan,
Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice for our safety and freedom. You will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace
A Gold Star Parent
July 23, 2009
Thank you for all that you have done for this country. You deserve more respect that you recieve. Thank you for the freedom that I have, it is because of you and the soldiers you stand with.
Tina
July 23, 2009
Kenny,

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your son. Many prayers for you and your family.

A friend from high school

God bless,

Pam Hoff
July 23, 2009
THANK YOU FOR FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM, WHICH IS PART OF GOD'S PLAN, AS WELL AS YOU BEING IN HIS LOVING ARMS NOW. TO BE ABSENT FROM THE BODY IS TO BE PRESENT WITH THE LORD. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
DEBBIE
July 23, 2009
Our son, Nick ("Pedey"), was in the 1st PLT of the 34th MP Co. with Dan at COB Basra. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the days and weeks ahead.
Bob & Kathy Pedersen
July 23, 2009
Ken and Family,
We are very sorry to here about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.
Jon and Holly Hunter
July 23, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with Dan's family. He was taken from you too earlier but died a hero for many. We love you Dan. Be at ease and Rest In Peace buddy.

Lots of love Danny and Linda
July 23, 2009
Honoring the life, service and sacrifice of a fine young American.
Rest in Peace Spc. Daniel P. Drevnick.
With sincere sympathy to all who knew and love him.
Kim Straker
July 23, 2009
My heart goes out to the Drevnick family and my thoughts and constant prayers are with you. May God comfort you with a peace beyond all understanding. I thank Daniel for our freedom and his bravery will never be forgotten.

God Bless,
Deborah Bauer
(A Marine Mom)
Deborah Bauer
July 23, 2009
To Dan Drevnick's Family,
Please accept my wife's and mine's deepest sympathy. Our son also is with the 34th MP's. Our hearts are heavy with your loss, and our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Joseph & Lisa Karels
July 23, 2009
Bert, Chuck, Bob and Shelby,
We are so very sorry for your loss. It has been many years since we've seen Dan, but we remember him as being vibrant and full of life and energy as a child. From reading all of these posts, we know that he grew up to be a wonderful young man who will be greatly missed by many. You are all in our hearts and prayers at this most difficult time. God bless you.
Mary Anne and Tom Lowman
July 23, 2009
Dear Drevnick Family,

I did not know Daniel personally but did attend the same high school and graduate with him. Daniel is a true hero and may he rest in peace. Daniel is now a guardian angel in heaven, may that thought and all your memories of him bring you some comfort in your time of grief.

To Daniel,

Thank you for your service to our Country and for our Freedom. You gave the ultimate sacrifice and for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart. May you rest in peace.
Sarah Sanchez
July 23, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

God Bless
Jennifer Scherbel
July 23, 2009
from the mother of a son who will be deployed next year, when i heard about danials death ,i felt such heartach for your family,i pray god will help you though your incredable pain. hang on the the love and pride you feel for your son , he is and will always be a hero.
susan witthuhn
July 23, 2009
Rest in peace dear soldier for you have paid the price for freedom. May God hold you in the palm of his hand. God Bless you, your family and the United States of America.
South St Paul, Mn
July 23, 2009
Dear Drevnick Family - May God watch over all of you. My husband and I want to express our deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved son, Daniel. We thank Daniel for our freedom, and he is truly a hero. We will keep you in our thoughts & prayers.
Ernie & Gerry Kawohl
July 22, 2009
To Dan's family,
Our son is also serving with the 34th MP's in Iraq, and knew Dan.

Are thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories of Dan bring you peace and comfort in this great loss of your son.

Carl & Faith Anderson
Carl & Faith Anderson
July 22, 2009
Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you in the loss of Daniel. We can't begin to imagine the grief you are experiencing, and we pray for God's continued hold and comfort over you during this time and in the future. Our thanks to Daniel for all he did to keep our country safe!

Your neighbors, the Albrights
Mara Albright
July 22, 2009
Mr Drevnick and Mrs. Reese,

My husband and I are the parents of a 24 year old Marine who has served 3 tours of duty in the Middle East.

Our prayers, tears, and hearts go out to you...know that Daniel is in the loving arms of God, and will always be remembered in our hearts.

God Bless You
Bob and Mary
July 22, 2009
We wish to extend our deepest sympathies and heart-felt condolences. Your son has made the ultimate sacrifice, which so many before him have also made. We appreciate and recognize his awesome service to ensure our freedoms. You're in our thoughts and prayers. With our deepest gratitude.

Woodbury VFW Post 9024
Woodbury VFW Post 9024
July 22, 2009
As the Mom of an Iraq vet, my heart goes out to you at this trying time. Please know that that Daniels family is in my thoughts and prayers. Daniel exemplifies all that is good, true and brave in our country. A hero in the truest sense of the word. God Bless You, Daniel.
Jana Norland
July 22, 2009
For Daniels Family, Friends, and Fellow soldiers...May you find peace in your healing. You Are in my thoughts and prayers...To Daniel Thank you for all that you have sacraficed you are and will always be an American Hero, my your soul rest in peace.
Nikki
July 22, 2009
Drevnick Family,
We are so deeply saddened by your loss.
Daniel is a true HERO to us all.
Our deepest sympathy
Paul and Lynn (Trackside Tire)
July 22, 2009
As a mother of a son in the military, my heart goes out to Daniel's family and friends for your loss. He made the ultimate sacrifice for his country and for our freedom. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jean Roozen
July 22, 2009
Mr. Drevnick and Mrs. Reese, I knew your son as a good soldier and a good man. Dan was always there when you needed someone to cheer you up or when you needed a hug. Dan had a way about him that was just endearing. But he was also a dedicated and trusted member of the platoon. I am his Platoon Sergeant, I would trust Dan with my life. Your son will be missed by the entire platoon. and I will, truly, truly miss him.
SFC Robert Simon
July 22, 2009
To Dan's family,

I didn't know Dan very well, but he dated my daughter for awhile, and whenever he was at our house he was always polite and caring. My heart goes out to you at this time. His bravery and service to our country are greatly appreciated. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sally Carlson
July 22, 2009
I thank you for your service and the privilege that I have of continuing to live in a free country.
A Mom
July 22, 2009
THANK YOU DAN
RIP
July 22, 2009
July 22, 2009
Berta and Ken and family -
America is the land of the FREE - because of the BRAVE. Your son paid the ultimate price for what he believed in. He is a true hero. I pray that we never forget that. As the mother of 2 sons on active duty, my prayers are with you and your families in this time of sorrow.
Cheryl Mekoli Hyer
July 22, 2009
Dear Ken, Julie and Family,

I'm so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you and your family during this time of sadness. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Stephanie Maria (Cervantes) Jacobson
*Your old next door neighbor*
Stephanie Jacobson
July 22, 2009
Dear Daniel's family and friends,

My heart aches for you at this time of unfathomable loss. I want to thank you for Daniel's selfless service to this country and all of its citizens. His and your sacrifice do not go unnoticed or unappreciated. Your loss is shared by many who are grateful for brave young men like Daniel. May you be blessed by your memories and may they bring you peace. A Mom
July 22, 2009
Sending our prayers and respect from the Iron Range. I did not know your son, Dan, but I know his bravery and call to duty was second to none.

I am so proud of him and all of our soldiers keeping us all free.

May God bless him and you forever.
Jerry Ferkingstad
July 22, 2009
"When you have come to the edge of all the light you know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things will happen: there will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught to fly."
All of us in Minnesota share in your grief, may the Lord hold you in the palms of His hands, and help you through this loss of your son.
Jeanne
July 22, 2009
Blessed are those who know the best, even for a short time. Thank you raising a true hero. My prayers go out to your family
Michelle, mother of a Marine
July 22, 2009
Dear Drevnick family and friends, our hearts are broken for you as we feel your loss. You all are in our prayers. My brother was killed in Iraq and as we continue to grieve, we know the importance of banding together with other families. All our love and prayers -
Darin and Dawn Meyers - Cottage Grove, MN
Gold Star family to LCpl Adam J. VanAlstine KIA Ramadi, Iraq 2/25/06
Dawn Meyers
July 22, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 22, 2009
My heart and condolances go out to the Drevnick, Freese family. Dan was a wonderful caring man. I am so proud of him and his barvery. He will be greatly missed and forever in my heart.
Melanie Carlson
July 22, 2009
Ken and family

Thank you for sharing your son with all of us and thank you for the sacrifice that has been made by you and your son for our country.

Ken I pray for God to give you comfort durinmg this very trying time.

Dick Ulrich
retired SPD
Dick Ulrich
July 22, 2009
Dear Drevnick Family,
I can not even begin to imagine your loss nor find the exact words to express how sorry I am! We know Dan as a brave young soldier who laid down his life for his country and fellow american..........You know Dan as a son, a brother, a family member...you know his laughter, his love, his joy ....and I pray that he lives on inside of you forever and that our nation never forgets what an honorable and courageous young man Dan was. My prayers and thoughts are with Drevnick Family! God Bless You!
Blue Star Mom
July 22, 2009
May God comfort you as only he can during this difficult time...May you feel his peace and know He holds Daniel safe in his arms.
I am grateful for Heroes like Daniel. His service His sacrifice will not be forgotten

God bless you all
Melissa Stevens
Patriot Guard Rider
Melissa Stevens
July 22, 2009
Out thoughts and prayers are with all the lost soldiers but today for Dan and his family. May he be at peace and the family can begin the healing process. Thank you Dan for your committed service for our country.
Tom, Linda, and Taylor Carrigan
July 22, 2009
Our thoughts & prayers are with Daniel and all of his family & friends!
Craig & Jeanne Kuhn
July 22, 2009
To Daniel Family

We are very sorry for your lost of your brave hero, Are prays are with you and just remember he is now in a good Place, Gods hands.

Shelley,Bob, Nathan
July 22, 2009
Ken,
I can't imagine what you and your family are going through. Keep the Faith and you will laugh and smile again.
An old friend
July 22, 2009
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