I never knew him; however, as I sit here at Ruth's BBQ in San Antonio, Texas, I saw that our city honor him by naming a bridge ( that I have been looking at right this very moment) after this outstanding young man. I know he was outstanding, 1. Because he was in the military. 2. Because he gave the ultimate sacrifice. God hless his soul, and his loved ones he left behind. I am offering my sincerest condolences almost 14 years too late. I am sorry. Please know that although I just read Specialist Balcon's obituary and I had never met him, I will always keep his soul in my prayers. RIP Sir.
If anyone come to San Antonio, to visit Sea World, please stop at Rudy's and sit outside and face the bridge we named in Dane"s honor. Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice, Sir.