Robert Lee McDaniel

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To you, the children, I am writing for myself, but mostly for my late husband, Bob Newton, who respected and admired your father almost above all he knew in the aviation business. He declared your father to be the smartest man in the Army. How much of their career they shared, I don't know, but I do know they were actively involved together in the Heavy Lift Helicopter program. We enjoyed many social events with your parents before your mother

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Posted by: Linda Newton - Marshall, VA - friend   Mar 09, 2013

Jeb and Nicki, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Your father had an amazing career and we understand your pride in him. Your obituary was a wonderful tribute to a wonderful American soldier and a beloved father. We love you and are here for anything you need.

Stephanie and Chuck Davis

Posted by: Stephanie Fletcher Davis, - Chesterfield, VA - Friends of Jeb and Nicki   Mar 07, 2013

Dad your obituary could have been a tad bit shorter. I know you've never read it. You'd like it though it's full of good stories, some with color added. I can hear you say, 'It didn't happen quite that way.' Peace Out.

Posted by: Louise M. Dodsworth - savannah - Mac & Rachel's youngest daugther   Mar 02, 2013

A limb has fallen from the family tree. I keep hearing a voice that says, "Grieve not for me. Remember the best times, the laughter, the song. The Angels are singing a gin and tonic lullaby
Happy hunting, Dad.

Posted by: Louise M. Dodsworth - savannah, GA - daughter youngest   Feb 28, 2013


Posted by: John A Lasch III - lake Ridge, VA - Friend   Feb 25, 2013

The world does not have many men like the Colonel anymore. An inspirational American Hero who helped shape history and raised some amazing children.

Posted by: Dylan McDaniel - San Diego, CA - Grandson   Feb 20, 2013

So much of my childhood is wrapped up in memories of times with Uncle Mac and Aunt Rachel. He was tough (I remember he used to make me eat all my peas before I could leave the table). But he was such a good and loyal friend to my family, coming through so many times for us. It's hard to think that he is gone. I miss him.

Posted by: Ridgely Ochs - Northport, NY   Feb 18, 2013

Dear Jeb & Nicki, We extend our sincere condolences to you and your family for your loss. Your father was a very accomplished soldier and we enjoyed learning more about his life through the thoughtful obituary your shared. We love you. Susan and Jerry

Posted by: Jerry & Susan Gainous - Richmond,, VA - Friends of son, Jeb McDaniel   Feb 18, 2013

He dedicated his life to unselfishly serving the USA, and he served it well he did.

Posted by: Jeb McDaniel - VA   Feb 18, 2013

Remember "the Colonel " well. He kept us all in line during the 70's when the gang would be over at the house on Braddock Rd.
Thank you for your gallant service to our great country Col. McDaniel.

Posted by: Bob Bazzle - Alexandria, VA   Feb 17, 2013