I'll never forget your huge smile, refreshingly silly sense of humor and
infectious laugh. Although our paths crossed for only a brief time, I will never
Cathi Rippe, friend
Cmdr. Shanower was always rewarding to work for! He would always call his troops war dogs. It was always a treat to go to work and witness the energy that he emitted. Fair winds and following seas commander!
James A. Jamieson, shipmate
Dear family, what can I, a total stranger, write to make you feel better? Probably nothing. Just let me state that I am so very proud and thankful that we in this country have protectors like Dan. I am not one of the "newly patriotic." However, I am grateful to see Americans respecting our armed services again. Thank you Dan for the price you paid for my freedom.
Barry J. Smith
You will always be remembered as the most hilarious person I've ever known. You had a special gift of making people laugh and bringing joy into the lives of everyone you knew. I know you have a special place in heaven. You will be greatly missed!
Lisa Collevechio, friend