Honors and Tributes
DANNY AND HIS FAMILY WERE HONORED IN THE MARCH/APRIL 2014 ISSUE OF THE DAV MAGAZINE
Poems written by Debbie Meyer and dedicated to Danny and Cindy
Navy Seal Danny Phillip Dietz, Jr. Memorial Highway – Dedicated in 2009
On Friday morning, Colorado lawmakers approved a measure to rename a ten mile stretch of Sante Fe, “Navy Seal Danny Phillip Dietz, Jr. Memorial Highway.” The highway stretches from Interstate 25 south to C-470.
The American flags posted on the North and South ends of the highway are maintained by Dan Alley and his brothers from the Denver Fire Department. Thank you Dan!
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Navy Cross, the service’s 2nd-highest award for valor, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, and Afghanistan Campaign Medal, posthumously.
On September 13, 2006, in a public ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., SEAL teammates Danny Dietz and Matthew Axelson were posthumously awarded the Navy Cross. Navy Secretary Donald Winters honored their heroic acts of June 28, 2005:
Even after being wounded, both men “continued to fight the enemy with undiminished zeal, covering the extraction of the rest of their team while they stayed and fought. Putting the safety of their teammates ahead of their own, they displayed extraordinary heroism in combat.”
Winters concluded, “Extraordinary heroism has earned them the Navy Cross and a place of honor in the hearts of their countrymen.”