|Sergeant Daniel Weston Winegeart
United States Army Special Forces
11/18/1982 - 10/17/2006
Sgt. Daniel Winegeart
Sergeant Daniel Weston Winegeart, 23, of Honey Island died on October 17, 2006
while on maneuvers in Baghdad, Iraq. Daniel was born on November 18, 1982 to
David Wayne and Terri Sue (Tucker) Winegeart in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Daniel
lived in Honey Island since 1990 and was a 2002 graduate of Kountze High School.
Shortly after high school Daniel enlisted in the United States Army. Upon completing
basic training, Daniel was chosen as the only person out of the 287 in his group for
Forces Training. In the Army Daniel served as an electronics specialist and was
currently serving his third deployment to Iraq. Daniel served as a member of the 5th
Special Forces Ranger Group. In his military career, Daniel received the following
awards: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint
Service Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service
Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global
War on Terror!ism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service
Ribbon. He also received the parachutist and expert rifle badges.
Daniel had a great love for the outdoors. He had a great passion for bow hunting and
was looking forward to the upcoming deer season. Upon entering the Army, Daniel’s
life changed. He became a man. He was proud to be in the military and proud to serve
his country and his fellow man.
He had become part of a new “family” by being a part of the Special Forces. He will be
missed by all who knew and loved him.
Daniel is survived by his father and step-mother, David and Diane Winegeart of
Honey Island; his mother, Terri Sue (Tucker) Winegeart of Beaumont; his sisters,
Angela Tyte of Texas, Casey Palacios of Clarksville, Tennessee, Laura “Toots”
Winegeart of Kountze; grandparents, Phillip and Eva Mae Winegeart of Sour Lake,
Lester and Melba Tucker of Silsbee, Marilyn Dodrill of Woodville and Paw Paw Jack of
Zavalla. He is also survived by a nephew, Christopher Winegeart and a niece, Charity
Tyte as well as numerous other friends and relatives.
We love you and miss you dearly bubba...I will see you on the other side.
October 16, 2015
Well... It is the eve of 9 years to the day since you left this earth. Still unreal to me that I have to
write this here and not send you a text or call you on the phone. Still unreal that we are not
planning what movie to watch or picking out something for each other to draw. Not a day will
pass that you are not close. I know you are proud of me and I know you are watching over.
Thanks bubba. You are missed by us all and I hope that Dave did you justice at your tree
today. Love always GP
January 05, 2013
I love you so much and miss you more than ever.. wish I could have seen you all grown up.. and
me grown as well.. but i'll cherish the memories we do have.. can't wait to see you again soon..
so until then my sweet crush from when i was like 5.. stay sweet and keep smiling down on us..
:)) fly high angel..
December 09, 2011
It was an honor to be your childhood friend. Your not forgotten.
August 26, 2010
David & Diane Winegeart
In Honor Of Daniel W. Winegeart
Still loving you and missing you everyday. Thank you for being our son, it was an honor to raise
you and watch you grow into the man you became. Would give anything for 5 more minutes with
Dad & Mom
P.S. - zoom-zoom-zoom
August 17, 2010
SFC Rod Brewer
In Honor Of SGT Daniel Weston Winegeart, OIF, Oct 17, 2006
SERGEANT DANIEL W. WINEGEART
Killed in action on October 17, 2006
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Sergeant Daniel W. Winegeart was born on November 18, 1982, in Lake Charles, La. He was
an a special electronic devices repairer assigned to the Group Support Battalion, 5th Special
Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, Ky.
He died October 17, 2006, from injuries sustained while supporting convoy operations in the
Winegeart entered the Army in November 2002 from Honey Island, Texas as a special
electronic devices repairer. After completing basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C. and
advanced individual training at Fort Gordon, Ga., he was assigned to the GSB, 5th SFG(A), to
serve in the electronic maintenance shop. Winegeart deployed with his unit to Iraq in August
Winegeart’s awards and decorations include the Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Good
Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on
Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon
and Parachutist Badge.
Winegeart is survived by his father David Winegeart of South Kountze, Texas, mother Terri
Winegeart of Beaumont, Texas, sister Casey Winegeart of Clarksville, Tenn. and grandparents
Phillip and Eva Mae Winegeart of Sour Lake, Texas and Lester and Melba Turner of Silsbee,
Texas. - DE OPPRESSO LIBER -
easy, sleep well my brothers.
the line has held, your job is done.
easy, sleep well.
have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
peace, and farewell...
Sergeant Winegeart ... Fallen NEVER Forgotten.. Casey.. Thanks you for sharing.. In God We
Trust SFC Rod August 17, 2010
In Honor Of Daniel Winegeart
You are forever in our minds and hearts. You brought such joy and "laughs" to our family
summer of 2006. It is hard not to look at horseshoes or the pool without hearing that big laugh
of yours. Always....
David M. Lawrence
In Honor of Daniel Winegart
I miss ya Dan. You were a great friend and even greater
battle buddy. I know that you are serving God in heaven and looking
down on us everyday, giving us the strength to get throught it. God Bless
Charles Critch 3rd.
In Honor Of Sgt. Daniel Weston Winegeart
To Sgt. Daniel Winegart:
I just want to thank you
from all my heart and soul to you and all of your fallen brothers and
sisters who died for our freedom and the liberties we have and some times
take for granted!I myself wanted to be a soldier but a minor scrape with
the law when i was young prevented me from being who i really
am. Because of you and others like you I can get up and go for a ride on my
Harley or go to the store for a gallon of milk.I m sorry to all your loved
ones and the people who really cared for you for there loss,I can tell
by your photo you and i could have been friends even though i got a few
years on ya>>I SALUTE YOU AND EVERY SOLDIER AND THANK YOU,YOU DID
NOT DIE IN VAIN. MAYBE ONE DAY WE WILL MEET IN THAT GREAT WHOLE IN
THE SKY AND CRUISE THE CLOUDS!GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
Daniel, Bubba, You are missed by us all and never
forgotten! It seems hard to believe almost a year has passed since the
tragic day that took you from this world to another but I trust in God and
the reasons behind all are greater than I. Watch over us Dan and I know
that we will see you hunting and four-wheeling in heaven if that is
where god chooses us to meet again! Always GP