I was at a friend's house. My husband called and said, 'Come home. Just come home.' When he opened the door he was crying and I saw the chaplain and the other officers, and of course I knew it was Danny.
When times get rough, look up in the sky and call me and look up and listen and you'll hear me say, 'Look where I'm at. Do you see me quitting? Don't give up the fight, 'cause I'm your bro, and I'm not a quitter, and neither are you.'
—Lyndon A. Marcus Jr., in a letter his sister received the day the family learned of his death
She was a ball of hilarity. She'd run around making people laugh. During her time in service, she lit everyone up, from what I heard. That's Janelle in a complete nutshell. She lived her life from one passionate whim to another.
Douglas Jose Marenco-Reyes, a young man from my district, was an immigrant to this country from Nicaragua. Corporal Marenco-Reyes came to this country with his family in search of opportunity and hope. Yet he was willing to serve in the Armed Forces when many others were not even willing to serve. And yet he found that by serving in the military that it was an honor.