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Mowing the yard
Mowing the yard
Doing some house chores after graduation. Interesting use of the cadet full dress uniform bucket.
Graduation Present
Graduation Present
Received a laptop for his graduation gift. Feigned surprise since we asked him what he wanted.
Daren holding Carson
Daren holding Carson
An uncle for the second time this time from the Marine side of the family. Taken on November 25, 2009
The Musical Group
The Musical Group
Fun after Thanksgiving Dinner. Daren, Jared, Jenny (sister in law) and Rob (brother in law). November 26, 2009
Funniest movie - Hangover
Funniest movie - Hangover
Celebrating Christmas in Waukesha, Wisconsin. December 25, 2009
Daren and Roscoe
Daren and Roscoe
Relaxing after a long day watching TV at his brother's house.
Ready for Ranger Haircut
Ready for Ranger Haircut
Big Brother Miles cutting little brother's hair. January 30, 2010
Daren in a Mohawk
Daren in a Mohawk
Ready for Ranger School
Ready for Ranger School
Don't have to worry about bugs or dirty hair.
Jorge pinning on Daren's Ranger Tab
Jorge pinning on Daren's Ranger Tab
Ranger School is one of the toughest military schools in the US Army
I got it!
I got it!
It was a very tough challenge but Daren survived being a winter Ranger.
Ranger School Graduation
Ranger School Graduation
Andrea, Daren, Caroline and Jorge at Graduation on April 30, 2010
Sympathy Nerve
Sympathy Nerve
Daren had lost about 30 pounds in Ranger School but gained most of it back on within two weeks.
Daren and Sarah Brahm
Daren and Sarah Brahm
Sarah was attending the AAPA 38th Annual Physician Assistant Conference in Atlanta, Georgia
Showing Sarah around Atlanta
Showing Sarah around Atlanta
Daren sat in on some of the presentations to the physician assistants and then showed them the town at night.
Airborne School Graduation
Airborne School Graduation
June 25, 2010 at Ft. Benning, GA. Daren getting his wings pinned on by the Company Commander.
Blood Wings
Blood Wings
Daren was proud to have his blood wings.
Caroline and Daren
Caroline and Daren
Caroline (pregnant with Cale) was the family member there to congratulate Daren on getting his wings.
Daren and Lexie
Daren and Lexie
An uncle for the third time. He is holding Lexie on August 4, 2010. Clairton, PA
Getting ready to jump in the pool
Getting ready to jump in the pool
Daren injured his right shin in a motorcycle crash which totaled the bike. Mary Donahue provided him with a leg condom so that he could swim. August 14, 2010
Enjoying the pool
Enjoying the pool
Novel use of a flotation device to keep the refreshments handy.
Making faces at Carson
Making faces at Carson
Keeping an eye on nephew Carson.
Dinner at Kurt's in Delafield
Dinner at Kurt's in Delafield
Dinner prior to Daren's deployment to Germany. Left to Right are Mary, Jorge, Andrea, Daren, Jenny, Jared and Pat. August 17, 2010
Daren with Chippie
Daren with Chippie
As a little kid Daren always had Chippie with him for long trips. August 17, 2010
Combat Mode
Combat Mode
Daren with his Company Commander during combat operations in Afghanistan
Dragoon
Dragoon
Official military picture taken in Afghanistan
Daren at meeting with village elders
Daren at meeting with village elders
Daren attending an ANA (Afghanistan National Army) meeting with tribal leaders in a village.