“Forever Loved, Never Forgotten”

The Navy Gold Star Program is eternally grateful for the sacrifice of those Service Members who have died in service to our country. To help us to never forget, we have set up this tribute page to honor and remember the memory of those lives. If you would like to honor the memory of your Sailor, Soldier, Marine, Airman or Coast Guardsman through the Navy Gold Star website please submit your thoughts and a photo.

Danielle was a beautiful, compassionate, cynical, intelligent and an inspiring young woman - she was one of a kind. Danielle was always eager to put herself and everything around her to the test. 

Danielle loved to sketch, journal, debate, and she also enjoyed writing short science fiction stories. She was a voracious reader and a lover of different genres of music and movies.  Danielle sketched a “Tree of Life”, with rainbow roots which later became her first tattoo. It was incredibly special to her since it represented her coming out to the world as a bisexual woman.

Danielle had an insatiable thirst for knowledge and a passion for mentoring others.  She loved to travel, and she embraced all cultures. She enjoyed sharing these new experiences with others.   

Danielle was always looking out for the underdog.  She had an amazing sense of compassion and patience for others. She often withheld passing judgement and was very loyal to her friends and family.  Danielle understood that words were not always necessary and just spending time together was enough.  Her smile and laughter were very contagious.  Danielle went out of her way to talk to you when you needed it most, regardless of what she was going through. She was a beacon of light to everyone around her.  

Danielle, you took a piece of us with you the day you left.  We shall forever love you and keep your memory until that day that once more, we can hold you close.