My Dad Was A War Hero

  • Published: 02 July 2019
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    Growing up, Daniel was the only son in his family, so he always had a special bond with his dad. They did everything together - from fun activities to chores - and they were best friends.

    Daniel's father was also in the Air Force, and he specialized in EOD - Explosive Ordinance Disposal. It was his father's job to disarm bombs and handle any potential threats or danger. Because of the nature of his job, he often was deployed and had to leave home. Even though it was sad to see him go, Daniel and his family were always so proud of his dad and his military career.

    In the summer of 2011, Daniel's parents were chatting on the phone - which they did every single day - but were interrupted by a knock on Daniel's father's door. His father told his mother that he would call her back, and he headed out on a mission where he had to disarm a bomb.The military team typically used robots for these kinds of missions, but when the robot failed, Daniel's father volunteered to retrieve the robot. Tragically, as Daniel's father attempted to complete the task, a device exploded.

    The following night, a group of military officers came to Daniel's house to deliver the horrific news. After the military troops left, Daniel's mother sat him and his sisters down and explained what had happened and how their dad wasn't going to be coming home. Daniel and his family were completely devastated.

    Four years later, Daniel's mother created an event called "Women of Warriors" to help their community and support families impacted by military service - people who dealt with such issues as PTSD, amputation, and more.

    The event and organization became so popular and influential that Daniel's mother was even nominated for "Mother of the Year" by The Steve Harvey Show. Daniel, his sisters and his mother traveled all the way to Chicago for the show, and they even got to meet Steve Harvey himself. It was an awesome experience for Daniel and his entire family.

    Daniel is incredibly proud of his mother's strength - her ability to turn a tragic situation into a triumph is completely inspirational. Through his family's strength and love, Daniel will always be able to honor his father's memory, and his dad will always be remembered for his heroic dedication to his country. Whenever he thinks of his dad, Daniel can proudly say, "My Dad Was A Hero."

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Comments • 4 347

    ITSTACILAHEVANS  8 hours back

    My dad neva been in my life

    • Patricia Ruiz
      Patricia Ruiz  9 hours back

      Your dad is truly a hero God bless those who sacrifice everything for their country

      • Kim Fonda
        Kim Fonda  21 hours back

        My Uncle Justin was in the army but i was scared of him and he visit me for my. Birthday and he got a lady who was my Aunt Michelle and she said at i love Bami when i was little and i said i love you!

        • Kate Goddard
          Kate Goddard  2 days back


          • Miko Domingo
            Miko Domingo  6 days back

            Am sorry

            • Mustafa Asad
              Mustafa Asad  6 days back

              I’m 8 and I’m turning 9 in October 25 its October 16th today and my dad left my mother for another woman and my oldest sister died with blood cancer 🙍🏻‍♂️😥 my grandmother has cancer too and the cancer cells have blocked her stomach and se cant eat........i wish they would come back.

              • kid A.H.I
                kid A.H.I  6 days back

                Okay, women aren't as amazing as you think they are, *MOTHERS* especially.

                We're talking about *MOTHERS* here, that means we're talking *BIG!*

                A mother herself is beyond amazing, but a *MOTHER* that can raise children without a father, is beyond beyond that! You can not just say that she's amazing and that's that, there's more to it.
                Just know, that every *MOTHER* is beyond amazing.

                • malito mopal
                  malito mopal  7 days back

                  I'm thankful that we had your dad to save our nation

                  • Skeleton Pet
                    Skeleton Pet  2 weeks back

                    That was soo sad😭😭😭HIS DAD IS THE HERO HE WILL NEVER FORGET HIM FOREVER

                    • Nadeen Almomani
                      Nadeen Almomani  2 weeks back

                      Story booth: My dad was a hero
                      Other animators: My SiStEr KiLleD Me WiTh H3r ShoE

                      • Ash TheAkwardPeep
                        Ash TheAkwardPeep  2 weeks back

                        Ok guys. Time to stabby Stab 686 people! They disliked!!

                        • Kevin Jack
                          Kevin Jack  2 weeks back


                          • Egyptian eagle
                            Egyptian eagle  2 weeks back

                            May he run piece

                            • popplio
                              popplio  2 weeks back

                              I have been watching videos about fake animated story's so I searched this up and I found it

                              • GIR
                                GIR  2 weeks back

                                Steve Harvey

                                He Starvey

                                • gloomy. glitter
                                  gloomy. glitter  2 weeks back

                                  moral of the story: dont tell your kids you love them at the end

                                  • Lis H
                                    Lis H  2 weeks back

                                    So is he dead 😭😔😢😕😣😖😞☹🙁

                                    • Joseph L
                                      Joseph L  2 weeks back

                                      His Mom is so thoughtful and caring for other people, what a nice woman there can be

                                      • Sara Bravo
                                        Sara Bravo  2 weeks back

                                        My brother is in the air force too

                                        • Zach Johns
                                          Zach Johns  2 weeks back

                                          Oh, God, that's so sad.

                                          • Henry Gerecke
                                            Henry Gerecke  2 weeks back

                                            3:20-Weird make-up advertisement coming...

                                            • Ainoor Qanat
                                              Ainoor Qanat  2 weeks back

                                              Just remember that he is still there helping you and staying with you, don't worry.

                                              • Jean Ellen
                                                Jean Ellen  2 weeks back

                                                My dad was in the military and he died I feel you

                                                • 꼬마Chibi
                                                  꼬마Chibi  3 weeks back

                                                  Am I the only one who felt like he was lowkey crying while recording this?

                                                  • Sebastian Leos
                                                    Sebastian Leos  3 weeks back


                                                    • Chuck e Cheese
                                                      Chuck e Cheese  3 weeks back

                                                      So She Died In The Afghanistan War?

                                                      • Xxx_ Nikki_xxx
                                                        Xxx_ Nikki_xxx  3 weeks back

                                                        I CRIEd

                                                        • Ivan Minagorashvili
                                                          Ivan Minagorashvili  3 weeks back

                                                          am I the only person that thinks His dad looks like Steve Harvey?

                                                          • blitszina
                                                            blitszina  4 hours back

                                                            That might've been a choice by the animators to do so as a way to make you feel more emotions since he looks like someone you've heard of

                                                        • Carlos Gonzales
                                                          Carlos Gonzales  3 weeks back

                                                          It is so hard to lose somebody…even kids at a young age will be very depressed 1 like-they will come back alive

                                                          • TRB 101
                                                            TRB 101  3 weeks back

                                                            Its true that you never know when is your last good bye! My father was deported to mexico when i was 4, and started a drinking problem, he later had a seizure and was in the hospital, his last worlds were " My little monkey, i love you. " Just a few 12 or so hours we were told he died of a heart attack... I was 10, always tell you familly i love you! Hug them! In public tell them! It dont matter when or were!!!! There is always a good situation from a bad one!!

                                                            • ItsMeValiant
                                                              ItsMeValiant  3 weeks back

                                                              Dude my cousin is in the navy prayers for no war anytime soon because i love hime so much

                                                              • Max Loyev
                                                                Max Loyev  3 weeks back

                                                                You’re dad WAS never a war hero, he will always be a hero

                                                                • Erick Obando
                                                                  Erick Obando  3 weeks back

                                                                  I am so sorry that your dad died☹☹☹☹☹☹

                                                                  • IS - 05PM - Osprey Woods PS (1583)

                                                                    I know how it feels to lose someone close to you. I lost my older sister when i was seven and she was ten, by brain cancer :(

                                                                    • david martinez
                                                                      david martinez  3 weeks back

                                                                      So I looked up woman of warriors and I saw the mom

                                                                      • Al3x4 T23orr23
                                                                        Al3x4 T23orr23  4 weeks back

                                                                        The last word we’re : I love you. Me: *crys*

                                                                        • Malachi Arciero
                                                                          Malachi Arciero  4 weeks back

                                                                          ⚰️⚰️⚰️⚰️⚰️⚰️ R.i.p

                                                                          • NOWORK Beast
                                                                            NOWORK Beast  4 weeks back

                                                                            I was born 2011 0:37

                                                                            • Valentina Mugnier
                                                                              Valentina Mugnier  4 weeks back

                                                                              Oh nooooo😔

                                                                              • Alishba the girly gamer

                                                                                I am so sorry for this

                                                                                • cloudy kay
                                                                                  cloudy kay  4 weeks back

                                                                                  *Who else searched up Steve Harvey Woman of Warriors?*

                                                                                  • Roblox legend73687
                                                                                    Roblox legend73687  4 weeks back


                                                                                    • Tzu Teng
                                                                                      Tzu Teng  4 weeks back

                                                                                      you sound like a robot no offense

                                                                                      • Biggy _07
                                                                                        Biggy _07  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Your dad wasnt a war hero

                                                                                        He is a war hero and always will be

                                                                                        • SercuteYT
                                                                                          SercuteYT  4 weeks back

                                                                                          1 Like= 1 Salute to this brave soldier

                                                                                          • xem._
                                                                                            xem._  4 weeks back

                                                                                            this guy deserves so much more

                                                                                            • doggo _supreme -_-
                                                                                              doggo _supreme -_-  4 weeks back


                                                                                              • Quacksøn
                                                                                                Quacksøn  4 weeks back

                                                                                                He may Rest in Piece