Daniel was born in Austin, Minnesota and attended Austin High School and Southwestern Technical College.
Dan served in the US Army as a Sergeant(E-5) with duties including Squad Leader on a maintenance support team of eleven assigned to the Mechanized Infantry. Dan’s military service ranges from September 1985 through March 1993. His vast military career included posts throughout the United States and Europe. Dan severed in Desert Shield in 1990 and Desert Storm in 1991 along the Basara Plains of Iraq. Extensive injuries were a result of this close contact on the battlefield. Dan is medically retired from the military.
Puppy Jake Foundation service dog LAKE was placed with Dan in December 2018. Dan is excited to have a “battle buddy” to assist him with many of his injuries. Dan enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and most of all, things to do on his own. Dan and lives in Rochester, MN and is the proud father of four children and three granddaughters.