Dan the man was his name
Making milkshakes is how he got his fame
He loved the Cubs and Miami
But most of all he loved his family

With a dimpled grin and smile so sweet
He would greet me with a hug and a treat
We never knew how long he could stay
Just a few days and he was on his way

Into the sandbox he had to go
For reasons I was too young to know
He lost his life and died with glee
So that our country could still be free

My uncle Dan is an American hero
My very own real GI Joe
I wish I could have known him better
But am so happy for the time we had together

Kelly Searcy - April 2014