SSG Daniel L Kisling Jr
  • 31 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 20, 1971
  • Date of passing: Jan 30, 2003
Let the memory of Daniel be with us forever

Army Staff Sgt Kisling was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (known as Night Stalkers), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Daniel was a crew chief who died during a training exercise aboard a MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The U.S. military has said the cause of the crash is unclear, but there was no indication of enemy fire. Daniel joined the Army Reserves in June of 1992 after graduating from Neosho High School and in June of 1993 he entered active duty. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal with numeral 2, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal with 3 clasps, Joint Meritorious Unit Award with Oak Leaf Cluster, Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with a numeral 2, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Aircraft Crewman Badge and Parachutist Badge. Daniel was married to his high school sweetheart, Georgie, for 14 years. They had three children, ages 13, 10 and 3 and were expecting a fourth child in June. He was a good father; a good husband and he loved the Army. Daniel was eulogized as a fun-loving guy who pushed the Army's haircut and mustache regulations, but was so good at his job he was a crew chief poster child. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Chris Andrews on 2nd March 2017

"We are looking for Daniel's Family we are needing a picture of him ASAP, so that it can be etched on granite, for the MIssouri Military Memorial. Facebook: Missouri Military Memorial Foundation, we are in the final days of being able to find pictures so that we can honor our MIssouri heroes from OIF and OEF. Hoping to reach someone through this page. Thank you. I am a Gold Star Mother."

This tribute was added by JoHanna Kisling on 23rd January 2017

"This was my Dad. I was the one they were expecting in June. My name is JoHanna, and i'm glad somebody has recognized my Dad. I love him very much even though i never met him."

This tribute was added by Nancy Bamford on 31st January 2015

"I called out Dan's name this morning and ran a 5K in his honor.  I run with JBLM Chapter in WA.  Every we have a Circle of Remembrance and call out the Fallen names for the corresponding date.  His service and sacrifice is not forgotten."

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