True American Hero, Navy Seal Danny Dietz … Statue Unveiled on 4th of July in Memory of Fallen War Hero


Where have all the hero’s gone? Look no further than our Armed Forces. A true American hero honored on a Day meant to remember our freedoms and independence.

July 4, 2007, a statue of US Navy Seal, Danny Dietz, will be unveiled in Berry  Park in Littleton, Colorado. The tribute to Danny Dietz, a true hero who was killed in combat in Afghanistan in an al-Quaida ambush. Danny Dietz fought off attackers for 45 minutes before falling himself a long with 18 other brave souls. Dietz was awarded Navy Cross, the Navy’s second-highest medal.


If we ever wondered where the hero’s are, they are right in plain site and fight to defend our freedoms every day.

Then there were others who  raised controversy and criticized the statue as they complained that children would see a man holding a gun. Due to the controversy, veterans groups stood guard over the statue until it was unveiled. I guess these people have an issue with most every TV show then as well? Or is it just the military they have an issue with?Danny_Dietz1

Some opponents said the design of the statue with Dietz holding a gun is graphic and violent. Others called it real.

Memorial to SEAL to be dedicated today

Danny Dietz’s sister summed it up the best as to what this statue dedicated to her brother represented:

 She said everyone who visits the park and sees the statue will get a true sense of what it means for someone to be a hero…someone who gave his life in order to protect the freedom we all enjoy in America.

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  • Comments

    11 Responses to “True American Hero, Navy Seal Danny Dietz … Statue Unveiled on 4th of July in Memory of Fallen War Hero”

    1. ldstlou on July 4th, 2007 3:56 pm

      God Bless the USA and May God always Bless our Heroes; the men and women of our armed force and their loved ones for their great patriotism and personal sacrifices!!!! There are NO better in the world!!!
      Thank you all who serve our great Country…. past, present and future.
      Lisa and Nicholas

    2. LilPuma on July 4th, 2007 4:24 pm

      If it wasn’t for people like Danny Dietz, those critics might not have the right to speak their minds. Thank you, Danny and all those who have fought for freedom for Americans and others.

    3. dennisintn on July 4th, 2007 5:35 pm

      ironic that you find the tribute to a 24 yr. old ‘Navt Seal” medal winner being criticized, and next story down is the story about a life endangering drug abusing 24 yr. old numbnut like little gore. is anybody criticizing his actions? not likely at all. the people who criticize the statue of sgt. dietz holding a rifle to defend his country as a bad influence on children probably only think of gore when they’re trying figure out how to contact his “pharmacist” to replenish their supplies.

    4. dennisintn on July 4th, 2007 5:37 pm

      <p>klaas, will you please change green beret to navy seal for me? sgt. dietz deserves to be remembered accurately and often.<br />
      SM: I can’t do that but I’ve let Red know. (klaasend)

      SM: Done … a true hero indeed.

    5. joe bear on July 4th, 2007 7:21 pm

      Yes,this Seal was a hero,and we should salute him

    6. Mike on July 4th, 2007 7:24 pm

      Send the critics to Afghanistan and let them see if their mouths will do them any good in fighting Al-Quiada.

    7. dennisintn on July 4th, 2007 8:40 pm

      sounds like a winner to me, mike.

    8. Richard on July 5th, 2007 5:46 am

      Anyone who looks at the world around us and thinks that a statue of someone holding a gun is going to disturb children is either a total fool or a total ideologue.

      Either way, their comments are trash. Maybe their intentions are good … if they are sincere, let them go over to Afghanistan or Pakistan, track down Osama bin Laden, and tell him of their earnest desire for peace and understanding … because if we all “understand” each other there will be peace.

      Wouldn’t bin Laden and al-Qaida be impressed.

      People like this hero are keeping them (for the most part) away from us. Let’s hope they will continue to do so.

    9. nonesuche on July 5th, 2007 8:14 am

      I have to wonder if we take these heroes for granted far too often, if only detractors to the war would take equal time to thank those who give their lives to defend our freedom…’s redeeming to know Dietz’s contributions are memorialized in this way.

    10. Miss-Underestimated on July 5th, 2007 9:48 am

      Can you imagine being in the presence of all of these great heros. I am in awe. I salute you, all.

    11. Carpe Noctem on July 5th, 2007 9:51 pm

      Rest in peace, DD.



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