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In Tribute to Cmdr. Dan Frederic Shanower
40 years old.   Residence: Naperville, Illinois
Died in Pentagon

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You are missed.
Lisa and I truly enjoyed your company, laughter and that awesome bottle of Rum you brought for our house warming! After many years of looking at the bottle in our liquor cabinet we finally cracked the seal, made a toast and cried.
You would be honored and certainly a bit embarrassed to know of the Intelligence Award named in your honor. Rest in Peace my friend!

*** Posted by Joe Spahn on 2011-09-11 ***

Dan, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers today.

*** Posted by Beth (Rausch) Mack on 2011-09-11 ***

I met Dan Shanower in the fall of 1979, when we were both freshmen at Carroll College in Waukesha, WI.  We lived on the same floor of the only co-ed dorm on campus.  The guys and girls who lived in Swarthout Dorm were very interesting and diverse people.  Because Carroll is a small, private, liberal arts college, I got to know Dan quite well. He truly treated all persons he met as special and showed a genuine interest in them.  I cannot think of Dan in my mind's eye without seeing a joyous grin on his face. As it happens, when we graduated from Carroll in 1983 we all went our separate ways, me to Arizona for the last 20 years, Dan all over the world.  I always looked forward to the publications from our alma mater as Dan was a frequent contributor updating his latest activities.  It was nice to know he was doing well. 

When I was looking at the list of victims shortly after 9/11 I spotted Dan's name and immediately e-mailed several old college classmates and Dan's frat brothers to find out if it was really true.  Sadly, it was.  There never was a question whether I'd attend his memorial service in Naperville.  In October 2001, I took a red-eye flight from Phoenix to Chicago the Friday following his interment in Arlington.

At the church services in Naperville, how I felt is indescribable.  Following the service, those of us who knew Dan from Carroll College gathered at the nearby home of two Carroll College alumni.  This was the first time in nearly twenty years I have been together with most of the people who were instrumental in my personal growth and self-discovery during my first time away from home so many years ago.  By virtue of Dan's absence that day, he brought together so many who truly cared about him and each other.  Thanks Dan, I'll never forget.

Dennis Hickey

*** Posted by Dennis on 2004-05-14 ***

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