Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Army Staff Sgt. Dane J. Garcia

Remember Our Heroes

Staff Sgt. Dane J. Garcia

March 13, 1980-Feb. 21, 2007

DEVILS LAKE – Staff Sergeant Dane J. Garcia, 26, of Devils Lake, N.D., stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., died at his home in Clarksville, Tenn., on Wednesday, February 21, 2007.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, February 28, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Devils Lake, with burial in the Devils Lake Cemetery.

Visitation at Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, on Tuesday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. with the family present from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Visitation on Wednesday will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.

Dane Justin Garcia was born in Devils Lake on March 13, 1980, to Greg and Tami (Bednarz) Garcia. He was reared and educated in Devils Lake, graduating from Devils Lake High School in 1998. He was a member of ROTC and prior to his senior year, Dane attended boot camp at Fort Sill, Okla., as a member of the North Dakota National Guard Unit out of Camp Grafton. In June of 1999, Dane enlisted in the U.S. Army at Fort Irwin, Calif., and there he graduated with an Associate Degree of Science with emphasis in chemical warfare. Other stations included Fort Drum, N.Y., and Camp Humphrey, South Korea, where he was a part of the Air Ambulance and Medical Company. While at Fort Drum, Dane was deployed to Afghanistan for 9 months. His most recent assignment has been at Fort Campbell, Ky., receiving training as an aircraft mechanic. Dane was the recipient of many awards and decorations as a member of the U.S. Army. Dane was proud and honored to serve his country and will be remembered as a dedicated soldier.

Dane is survived by his parents: Greg Garcia of Lakewood, N.D. and Tami (Todd) Romine, Devils Lake; brothers, Jared and Jordan Garcia, Devils Lake; grandparents, Joyce and Dale Kruckenberg, Devils Lake, Estella Garcia, Belcourt, N.D. and Homer Romine, Devils Lake. Many aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Robert Bednarz and David Garcia II; grandmother, Doris Romine; uncle, Kirk Garcia and special cousin, Celeste Keplin.

Army SSgt. Dane J. Garcia died on 02/21/07.


victoria said...

I Miss You, Dane

Anonymous said...

I love you, brother..

our birthday celebration has never been the same..

jody said...

As the anniversary of your death comes up Dane-o, Im missing you alot. Wish we hadnt grown apart and had stayed in contact. Losing you took a chunk of my heart. Someday I know we will meet again at Heavens gates. love ya bud.