SPC Dane R. Balcon
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Today, like everyday since 5 September 2007, we continue to miss you more and more. You are never far from our thoughts, actions, or words. As your Mother, I have often wondered what I could have done differently to help change the course of events. As your Mother, I can't help but think of what you might have become. As your Mother, I am so proud of my son. I pray that your sweet soul awaits me, your family, and friends in Heaven. Dane, we honor your service today and everyday. We are so grateful to have had someone like you in our lives. Thank you for choosing me to be your Mom. We'll see you on the High Ground......Hooah! Love, Mom, Larry, Grant, & Quinn


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Published in The Gazette on Sep. 5, 2009.
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September 6, 2020
Heaven is richer because you came!

Love,

Dad
John Balcon
Father
September 6, 2020
Dane--You have been an inspiration to everyone, yet mere words are not adequate to express the pain we have felt since you left this Earth 13 years ago. We are blessed that God gave you to us, even for a short time, and the love and joy you brought us is forever missed and treasured. May God bless your beautiful soul always.
Love you , miss you, and so proud of you!
Carla Sizer
Mother
September 5, 2020
Dane I wish you were with us to see how much your brothers are like you. You had such a positive spirit and it was so contagious. You are missed but you left such an impression on everyone...you are never far. Love You!
Larry Sizer
May 26, 2020
We honor you on Memorial Day Dane! We love you and miss you everyday before and after Memorial Day as you well know. Please watch over your family and friends and we will continue to share your story. Love You
April 30, 2020
I miss not being able to see what you would have become. I know it would have been something great and influential. You had such a gift. Please watch over us when and where you can and know you will never be forgotten.
April 28, 2020
Happy Birthday Dane! We're a day late wishing you a BIG BIRTHDAY in Heaven! We miss and think of you often. The Carter's
Charles & Helen Carter
April 27, 2020
Happy birthday Dane Dane.. I miss you so much. I know your enjoying your birthday up there! I love you, we all do❤
Bri Balcon
April 27, 2020
I'm heading into the army recruiting station today hopefully to take my asvab, your still the main reason for me wanting to go love you so much miss you a ton!
Joshua Balcon
April 27, 2020
Happy Birthday son! We miss you and love you so much! ❤

Dad
John Balcon
April 3, 2020
Each day for me is like yesterday, the day that I received that gut punch. I see your face everyday and I struggle. My strength to move forward is my spiritual belief and a strong prayer life. On the days that I feel that I can't move, you, are the wind beneath my wings.
Grandpa Steve,
"SWEETLY MAY YOU REST"
Stephen Thomas
Grandparent
April 2, 2020
Hey man. I can't let another day go by without dropping you a note. I miss you and speak of you all the time! I continue to see you every time I look at Quinn and Grant. They are amazing and we are so proud of all three of you! I love you baby...always!
Miss Lisa
Family
April 2, 2020
Missing you and thinking of you EVERYDAY! You are still and will always be a driving force in my self betterment! Thank you for the influence and impact you put on my kids/family who look up to you and pray you know how much you are loved! Your brothers are an incredible reflection of you and give me strength, comfortable and reassurance that your loss was not in vain. I love you Nephew and pray each night that you know this! God Bless your soul and may God continue to strengthen and comfort our family and friends! See you when I get there!!!
Uncle Steve
Family
September 5, 2019
There is not a day, a breath, nor a heartbeat that goes by where you are not in my thoughts and prayers. I miss you to such a degree that no one can possibly understand. Your loss has burned a hole in my heart forever, yet my heart still beats. It beats because of the memories, because of your impact on others, because our family and friends who have continued to pray and support us. I sent an extra prayer up yesterday and I asked for a sign that God delivered my message to youand my prayer was answered. God is sooo good. We will continue to honor you all the days of my life and beyond. I love you and I miss you sonrest easy my love Psalm23
Carla Sizer
August 14, 2019
Missing you...
Mom
July 26, 2019
Dane,

You have been on my mind again. If it wasn't for your positive attitude basic would have been much more difficult. You always had a way of cheering others up. You were so dedicated to your dream of serving. Till Vallhalla brother
Joshua Garza
July 24, 2019
I went to basic with you. I went to 4ID when you went to 1cav. I think of you often. The most motivated soldier I've ever met. Till Valhalla brother.
Damian Faraklas
July 22, 2019
I still struggle wondering why you had to go so soon...you were the little brother I always wanted and even though so much time has passed, it hasn't gotten any easier bro. Love you always.~medic1
Christopher Bonner
Friend
May 27, 2019
Amazing Grace

https://youtu.be/HsCp5LG_zNE

Love you Son!

Pops
John Balcon
May 12, 2019
Thinking of you today (and everyday). Missing you like crazy, but also knowing you are not far from me. You still bring me so much joy. I love you and know that when I see you again on the high side, we will make up for lots of Mother's Days. Rest easy my love...
Carla Sizer
May 9, 2019
Drove by your sign today and saw someone was kind enough to place flowers and a flag beneath it and it brought a smile to my face. You are missed but I know you are with us in spirit. I miss you and can't help but wonder what you would be doing were you here physically. What I do know is it would have been great. Love You
May 7, 2019
Sweet Dane,
I love and miss you dearly! I know you have found peace and you must be so proud of your family! Your brothers remind me of you more every time I see them! You will always be in my heart and your name is always on my tongue. Never fear - you are remembered each and every day! I'm doing my best to live righteously so I can get one of those first class hugs you give.
Rest well baby!
Miss Lisa
September 7, 2018
Heaven and earth may keep us apart, but love; love gives us hope and gives you life. We love and miss you this day and everyday.
Rest easy son♥
SPC Dane R. Balcon
KIA, 5 September 2007
Balad, Iraq
Carla Sizer
August 9, 2018
Thoughts and prayers of you and your family.
Sandy Fox
August 7, 2018
May your treasured memories continue to provide a measure of comfort and peace to the family. Please be strengthened from Isaiah 61:1,2; God "binds up the broken-hearted and comforts all who mourn".
Lindsey
May 28, 2018
Never forgotten
Gary
May 28, 2018
R.I.P. Warrior! #GodsArmyNow #NeverForgotten#Godspeed
John Balcon
April 28, 2018
We have celebrated another Heavenly Birthday and have spent a lot of time remembering and honoring.you on this special day. Although you are not here physically, people continue to remember. They haven't forgotten. Mahatma Ghandi said, Where there is love there is life. You continue to live on...

Te amo mucho mijo!
Ma
Carla Sizer
April 28, 2018
Driving through a mountain pass, two lane highway last week, I was sleepy...and I did fall asleep, I gently woke to see I was headed for a tree and veering into the opposite direction of traffic. Usually, one would jolt awake and over correct. I was instantly, yet gently awoken without panic and felt completely refreshed, in the split second of all this I noticed my steering wheel ever so perfectly correcting itself, however, it wasn't my hands guiding the wheel.

Never drive sleepy ... and never drive faster then your dragonfly. Dane you're my angel! Freedom isn't free.

Happy Heavenly 30th young man!

Love always
April 27, 2018
Happy Birthday Son!

What an amazing thought of what you would have accomplished by now had the Lord decided to leave you here. Can't wait to see you again!

We all miss you dearly!!!

Pops
John Balcon
April 27, 2018
Happy birthday big brother... I cant wait to celebrate the rest with you one day.
Brianna Balcon
Family
April 27, 2018
Dane it is your birthday. I am left to wonder how you would spend it were you here in the physical but I have an idea based on the past. The last few days I have been reminded of how you would fall asleep in the car when I would pick you up. The day we picked up pizza I remember telling you "don't fall asleep" and you replied "I won't. The smell of pizza keeps me awake." Shortly after, you were sleep and I could only laugh. Dane, have a slice of pizza and a Capri Sun on your birthday. Love you
November 11, 2017
Thinking of Dane on this Veterans Day weekend. Never to be forgotten.
Gary
November 6, 2017
Remembering and Celebrating Your wonderful Life and Memory every Year this time. Rest in Paradise Nephew! You are missed!
Brian Moore
September 25, 2017
Dear Mr Balcon , I don't know personally, and honestly I have forgotten how I came across your guestbook , but I am ever so happy I did I just want to say thank you so much for your services and thank your parents for bringing brave man into this world . thank you for protecting us may you sleep in heaven .

Love
Monalisha .
Monalisha Rhynes
September 22, 2017
I first came across Dane's legacy page when I was a 15 year old boy, out of the hundreds/thousands of faces who gallantly laid down their lives for the American way of life, there was something about Dane's page that stood out from the rest. Maybe it was his young age, who knows.

Now 10 years on, I am a 25 year old man and I still check up and read the lovely heart felt comments left by family & friends.

My thoughts go out to Dane's Mother, Father & to the rest of the family.

Respect Dane.
S Coffey
September 5, 2017
Love and miss you so much...

Pops
John Balcon
September 5, 2017
10 years...seems like yesterday and a lifetime ago. I miss you and know you had so much to add to the world! It is our loss. Please watch over your mom and brothers. We continue to share your story because you had a great gift. Love
August 16, 2017
Feel like it was yesterday when you were sitting on top of a Hummer watching me jump!
John Balcon
August 16, 2017
Never got a chance to do this with you son!
John Balcon
August 16, 2017
Should be you right now!
John Balcon
August 16, 2017
Happy National Airborne Day Dane!
John Balcon
August 16, 2017
I have run out of ways to explain how much I miss you. I'm always trying to replay the last moments I was with you. You were always so happy, with your contagious smile. I love you bro and one day, me, you, Sam, dad, and everyone will be together again.

Your sister
Brianna Balcon
August 14, 2017
I spoke of you today, as I rattled on about this, that and the other, tears caught me off guard. I speak of you often, think of you daily but now and again without warning when I share your story, I get a lump in my throat, my voice cracks and my cheeks become salted and wet. Your story will be talked about and shared from me always.
FOREVER 19! Rest easy Sweet Dane, smiles to YOU!
July 23, 2017
All Gave Some. Some Gave All. Gone, But Never Forgotten.It is evident by all the pictures and post that you were indeed a very special person. I wanna Thank You and Your Family for your service. I wanna Your Tell your Family that they raised an extraordinary young man. God Bless You.
Steven Johnson
July 20, 2017
Spc. Dane R. Balcon,

Thank you so much for your heroic service. We are colleagues of your father and even though we didn't personally know you, we honor you today for protecting our freedom!
Patrina James
June 17, 2017
I remember you very often. Always grateful for your sacrifice which was taken way too quickly. As a mother who has a son who now wishes to greatly follow in your footsteps and mission, I pray that my son will be guided by your light from above and gods. You've touched many lives dear one, and I know you look below and smile.
Tina Weaver
May 29, 2017
Honoring, Respecting, & Remembering Spc. Dane Balcon this Memorial Day- a true Hero.
His soul goes marching on!
Alicia T.
May 29, 2017
Thank you for your service Spc Dane R. Balcon.
Thinking of you.
Suzette
May 29, 2017
Our family lives across the street from the Dane R. Balcon Memorial Park in Falcon, CO. We pass this memorial daily and it reminds us of the price so many have paid to help provide the freedom we enjoy. We remember today. Thank you.
May 29, 2017
A true American hero...never to be forgotten.
Gary
May 28, 2017
My eternal hero!
Love and miss you Soldier! Words can not express the feelings of emptiness that run through me as you are stead fast on my mind on this Memorial Day.

Airborne!

Dad
John Balcon
May 27, 2017
Never forgotten DRB, never!
Dragonfly hugs, julos.
April 27, 2017
Happy Birthday son!

Airborne,

Pops
John Balcon
April 27, 2017
Miss you son!
John Balcon
April 27, 2017
His dream!
John Balcon
April 27, 2017
Always knew what he wanted!
John Balcon
April 27, 2017
Loving brother
John Balcon
April 27, 2017
Fearless!
John Balcon
April 27, 2017
Sweet Dane,

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue
Your birthday is here and we still miss you.
On April 27th, we will wish upon the brightest star that our love for you carries to exactly where YOU are. Happy Birthday my love!

Mom, Larry, Grant and Quinn
April 11, 2017
Even from a different country, this Coca-Cola van always whispers an honorable Salute to you Dane, gone but NEVER forgotten!
Julie Stewart
April 6, 2017
Dragonflies- ELEGANT!
January 30, 2017
They fought together as Brothers-In-Arms. They died together and now they sleep side by side. To them we have a solid obligation.
Bri Balcon
January 28, 2017
I had to do a presentation for my AFJROTC class and I had gone to the memorial for Dane Balcon in Woodmen Hills Colorado and have since then beeninspired by Dane Balcons dedication and service to his country. Thank you Dane R. Balcon
M Flores
November 24, 2016
Dane,
Another Thanksgiving without you, yet I am thankful for all the beautiful memories you have left us with. As your mom, part of my heart is broken, and part of it still beats. I can't help but wonder what you would be doing or where you would be on this earth, but I know for certain what you would be thinking. Your memory continues to live on in the hearts and minds of so many and for that all we can do is be thankful. I love you mucho!
Ma
Carla Sizer
November 11, 2016
I have driven by the sign that honors you everday on 151 and Westover Hills. I had to learn more about you, so touched by your story. I will honor you everday as I see your name. Thank you for your service to our Country!
Robbie Goudy
October 6, 2016
My sincerest condolences to your family. I pass by the sign that bares your name all the time. The other day I made it a point to write your name down and learn about you. You were a beautiful and strong person. Dane, Thank you for your sacrifice to our country. You are now with the Lord. God bless your family.
J White
September 30, 2016
God Bless and thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.
S. McKeith
September 15, 2016
Today more than any other lately you have been in my thoughts.My continuing thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Always remembered forever missed. See you again some day my friend
Joshua Garza
September 7, 2016
Remembering you today Dane. I really miss your sense of humor and how you always tried being there for everyone. You lost your life way to soon. Your family and friends from all over will forever miss you.
Sarah Larocca
September 6, 2016
September 6, 2016
September 6, 2016
Bridge Dedication 5 Sep 16
Another token to assure your sacrifice is not forgotten courtesy of your mom and the state of Texas.
July 7, 2016
Rest in peace young man. Thank you for your service
Trina Bolden
June 6, 2016
You were remembered once again tonight as two scholarships were awarded in your name to two of your fellow Warriors! We miss your contagious smile and laughter Dane! Continue watching over us angel.
Annette Allard
June 5, 2016
Always in my thoughts and prayers. Forever in my heart.
May 30, 2016
Forever grateful to Dane and the thousands of other outstanding human beings who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country.God bless you all and your families
Gary
May 30, 2016
Remembering today and every day those who paid the ultimate price. The Balcon Memorial Park is our daily reminder of your family's sacrifice and service.
Diane
May 30, 2016
With grateful thanks for your service.
Sandra Fox
May 30, 2016
Remembering you on this Memorial Day. Thank you for your service. RIP Soldier.
Suzy
May 30, 2016
Thinking of you and your family today.
Susie Solo
May 28, 2016
YOU should be here!
ALWAYS missed!
NEVER forgotten!
May 23, 2016
Happy Birthday Dane!!! Thinking of you ALWAYS!!! The Carter's
The Carter's
May 22, 2016
It's hard to forget someone that gave you so much to remember!
Miss you dragonfly!
May 19, 2016
rip dane r blacon
tamia horne
April 29, 2016
Remembering a wonderful young man this week of his birthday, who gave all in service of our country. Many prayers for Dane R. Balcon's family, friends and fellow soldiers who served, as I know it's hard to go through times when birthdays and other occasions come. My Mom and Dad passed away 10 and 13 years ago; it hurts years later as if it just happened. Mom's birthday was April 17, Dad's April 28. Wishing Happy Birthday to these special Angels in God's Holy Kingdom ... so loved and missed. Balcon Family -- many prayers for you, wish you safety, happiness and healing from the grief. I know often you might be smiling through tears, but aren't our cherished memories awesome?! Hope everyone's doing well, and Happy Spring!! May God bless you all, today and always.
Sandy B. Fox
April 27, 2016
Happy birthday my love! Hope our messages made it to you before it got too dark. We celebrate you this day and every day.
Love you,
Mommy, Larry, Grant and Quinn
April 27, 2016
Happy Birthday on the other side of the stars, you are missed, fly free!
Hugs to YOU!

~ j
Julie Stewart
April 27, 2016
Happy Birthday FD!
April 27, 2016
Happy Birthday Soldier. Fly free Dragonfly.
Joe
April 26, 2016
Happy Birthday Son!

April 27th, 1988 was one of the best days of my life...

Love and Miss you like crazy!

All The Way Son, All The Way...

Pops
John Balcon
March 24, 2016
Love you so much Son!

Pops
John Balcon
March 22, 2016
Dane,

Like the shining star you will always be leading others to you. Missed but Never Forgotten!

AF Retired Cormier & Family
Harlan Cormier
February 28, 2016
Missing you like crazy...
Love you,
Ma
February 17, 2016
Weighing heavy on my mind today. Never far but some days seem as if it were just yesterday again. I find myself daydreaming about the good times. And wondering how your family is. Miss you always brother!
Levi Reulecke
February 8, 2016
Missing your sweet face and infectious smile! We love you Dane!
Miss Lisa
January 4, 2016
Love you Nephew!
Uncle
January 1, 2016
Dane,
I pray for your soul everyday and that God continues to hold you in the palm of His hand. I pray God whispers my thoughts in your ear--thoughts that say I love you, miss you and am so proud of you!
Love,
Ma
December 28, 2015
Today I Cry
December 27, 2015
Miss you fella. Never forgotten.
December 25, 2015
The Fam
Love you Son! We are all missing you dearly. You would be so proud of your brother Sam R. Balcon, 1st Infantry Division "Big Red One"
John Balcon
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