Happy Birthday Dane! Your first birthday in Heaven-What did you think when you got there? Were you speechless and in awe? On this day you'll hear the Angels sing as you skip through the mighty Heavens, surrounded by all your Comrades-in-Arms, family, and friends. Your smile and big heart will continue to be missed by many, but your life's journey inspires us all. Trust that your legacy will live on forever. We feel your spirit all the time…we miss you, we love you, and we are so proud of you. All gave some, some gave all. You gave your all, and made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. May God continue to bless your sweet soul… Happy Birthday Specialist Dane Rodrigo Balcon…Son, Brother, Grandson, Nephew, Cousin, Friend, and Soldier! April 27, 1988 - September 5, 2007.
Published in The Gazette on Apr. 27, 2008.