Friends, I wanted to share a few things with you about the passing of my cousin Ranger Sargent John Kyle Daggett (original blog when injured). One of Kyle's friends (I'm sorry, I don't know who) created this video in his memory. It's a stirring tribute.
For those wou'd like to read or post a comment in the online guest book for Kyle, here is the LINK.
An update on memorial plans:
Per Kyle, he will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. The service, which will be for family and close friends (I'll be there), will--no doubt--be a powerful salute to a wonderful man, soldier, son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, boyfriend and friend as it is his final wish.
Within the next week or so, there will be a "celebration" service in Phoenix, Arizona, where Kyle is from. Although they're shooting for May 30th, those details are still coming to light and I will update this blog once they are confirmed.
UPDATE (this just in from Kyle's sister Kendall):
Kyle's Celebration Memorial Service is being held on Friday May 30th at 1:00 at Highlands Church in Scottsdale, AZ. We encourage anyone who has any memorabilia of Kyle to share it at his service.
Highlands Church is located at
9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
There will be a reception to follow at West World in Scottsdale
16601 N. Pima Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Everyone who loved Kyle is welcome.
Much love and continued grief,