Sgt. Daniel Thornhill – Please help this Patriot

Sgt. Daniel Thornhill was seriously injured in Afghanistan two years agoby a suicide bomber. He lost both legs, is paralyzed from the waist down and suffered severe burns on his hands, arms and body. You can read an article about Sgt. Thornhill here.

His parents are asking for help. No financial help but they would like to help brighten his upcoming birthday. They are asking that people just send their son a card for his birthday. This young man has sacrificed a lot for our country and it would be great if everyone reading this could join in and send him a card. His birthday is next week.

Please help and please pass the word. This is a real simple way to give back to someone who has given so much for the American people. His address is below. Thank you.

Mailing address:
Sgt. Daniel Thornhill
Fort Sam Houston Fisher House
3623 George C. Beach Rd
Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234


28 Responses to “Sgt. Daniel Thornhill – Please help this Patriot”

  1. Russ Grimes Says:


    You have my most sincere wishes and prayers for a happy birthday. Sadly, most Americans don’t recognize your service and sacrifice to our nation but I salute you sir. You have my deepest and most solemn respect for your service & sacrifice. May God bless you on your birthday and all the days of your life.

    Russell B. Grimes, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

  2. Michael Jones Says:

    Happy Birthday Sergeant Thornhill. I do not know you, but I ‘do’ know that you tremendous sacrifice will always be appreciated; protecting us from those that would blame citizens of the United States of America for the ills of their country.

    Again, thank you for your courage, and love for our country. May God’s eternal Grace and Mercy follow you all of the days of your live, and be involved in all aspects of your live to encourage others in a positive way.

  3. I will be sending a card and suggest that anyone who has a Twitter account should tweet this link. I did and I hope it helps in some small way.

  4. jesse guynes Says:

    with all our love and best wishes from Kinder louisiana

    the guynes family

  5. Jackie Aguilar Says:

    I salute you for your service, thank God for men and women willing to sacrifice for people they don’t know, and who often have a different set of values. My own son served in the Army during the beginning of the Bosnia mess. He was stationed at Johnston Island and then Ft. Sill. Although I never had to worry about him in battle, I was proud of his service as well. SOOOO…to you, and all military personell, thank you, and God Bless you.

  6. Happy Belated Birthday to you Sir

    I work at a children’s center and came accross your story. Im sorry that I did’tnt send this in time for your birthday. However I did want to say something. Happy Birthday to you….. To you and all who serve I say thank you. To you I want to remind you of the one that sacrificed so that we may have life JESUS! in Him you will find confort, strength, and peace. When the world feels like it does’nt understand remember He will always, and forever. I tried and I know it works. Sometimes the only one you can depend on is JESUS try Him for yourself. May God continue to Bless you and your family.

    Ms Pat…

  7. Jim Ricks Says:

    Daniel, I am a retired veteran, having served in the US Navy many years ago. I have not had to make the sacrifice that you have for our country, and I am humbled by what you have endured.

    Thank you for your service. I am very sad about what the enemy did to you; and I confess that I don’t know why young men and women have to experience such injuries in their lives here on earth. Maybe we can know someday. However, I will think of you this week and wish you a Very Happy Birthday. I am glad you are alive and I wish you the best as you meet the challenge you are facing. God Bless You1..and thank you again for your service.

  8. Scott Harrington Says:

    Sgt. Thornhill have a very Happy Birthday and God Bless You. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  9. In the hopes that this and other Birthday Greetings, in response to the original post, are made available to you Sgt. Thornhill, God bless you for your service.

    Wishing you a Happy Birthday from up here in McKinney, TX.

    William (Bill) Littlehales
    US Army 1964-1970

  10. […] Comments for Sgt. Daniel Thornhill I just want to say thank you to everyone who left a comment for Sgt. Daniel Thornhill and all who I know sent him a card. I would like to send the comments to him so please continue to leave comments and even though his birthday will be passed I will print out the comments next Sunday June 14 and mail them to him. He deserves to see the support demonstrated here. Thanks once again and you can leave a comment for Sgt. Daniel Thornhill here […]

  11. Marge Olmstead Says:

    Happy Birthday, SGT Thornhill, and thank you for your brave service for our country and her allies! I cried when I read your article, as I was reminded that you paid so high a price for me, my family, and others like us across this country and around the globe. Thank you, and God bless you! We’re keeping you in our prayers.

    ~ The Olmstead Family

  12. Blair Gahley Says:

    Sgt. Thornhill being a veteran of Viet Nam and Desert Storm myself. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the sacrafic that you have made and principels that you stand for.
    I know that I can’t give you back your legs and I know that words my seem to be cheap at a time like this, but brother I love you and thank you for so much.
    You have fought a good fight come on home. Happy Birthday from all of us.

  13. Jane Branden Says:

    Sgt Thornhill, I wish you the best! May the Lord bless you with a return to health and a full life. I am so thankful to you for your service for our country. As a military wife I followed “the flag” for 20 years starting in the Vietnam era. Thankfully he came home from his deployments without injuries such as you have suffered. It didn’t necessarily have to happen that way. Thank you to your family for their son.

  14. Anthony Orlando Says:

    Happy Birthday, SGT Thornhill. No one can ever thank you enough for your service and sacrifice. Your sense of honor and duty is at the highest level. Your attitude and determination set an outstanding example to others. My best wishes for a continued recovery and many more birthdays.

    From a USNA graduate and former USMC officer,
    Tony Orlando

  15. Eric Knight Says:

    We have been praying for you since you were injured and I have been receiving e-mail updates from time to time. My apologies for not having contacted you before, but I found your information on-line and I knew I had to say belated Happy Birthday. I’m so thankful that your family can celebrate together. You’re not really 28 are you? We will always be grateful for your willingness to serve. I just talked to Aunt Charlotte today and she said you have to learn to strap your seatbelt when your in your chair. Keep at it at and keep looking up.
    Pastor Eric

  16. Thank you Soldier for your sacrifice and dedication. I am inspired by your relentless spirit and positive outlook. Please accept a rowdy Hooah! from a former Devil Dog, and my most sincere gratitude.

    “This we’ll defend”
    and Semper Fidelis…. Zach

  17. I pray for you every day, several times. You are receiving the love, support, and admiration of so many people. Fight the good fight. Hang in there. May you be sustained by the Ultimate Healer and rewarded at the Lamb’s Table.

  18. Barbara Nilson Says:

    Sgt. Thornhill, you are a true American and a true hero. Thank you so much for your tremendous sacrifice in serving our country. I for one am glad you were born and I am glad that you live. Happy belated birthday. You have suffered much for your country and I am so grateful for you and others like you who have served and suffered to preserve the freedoms we all enjoy here. God bless you and your family. He has already blessed you with a great and noble spirit. No one can take that away from you! Continue to share who you really are!

  19. Suzanne Warn Says:

    Sgt. Thornhill, to say “thank you” is such a poor expression of gratitude for all that you have done for our country. I think about you frequently and hope that you are doing well and your spirits are high. You are my hero!

  20. Sharonne & Gilbert Barton Says:

    You’re still on our daily Prayer List.
    With love in Christ,
    Gilbert & Sharonne Barton

  21. […] Sgt. Daniel Thornhill – We can all help this Patriot This Christmas we can give back to someone […]

  22. Sara Thornhill Preiser Says:

    Dear Daniel,
    My sister found your website and asked all of our Thornhill family to add our prayers to the bountiful group supporting you already. I don’t know how or if we are related, but we happily claim you as a cousin and extend our hearfelt wishes to you and your loved ones for the happiest of holidays and a better and blessed 2010.

    All best wishes,
    your cuz,
    Sara Thornhill Preiser

  23. Jan Finnerty Says:

    Seasons Greetings and Blessings to you, with our heartful thanks for your great gift to all of us.

  24. Thornhill Descendants Says:

    Dear Sergeant Thornhill,

    We wanted to let you know how grateful we are for your service, and wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We are descendants of Thornhills, originally from Amherst County, Virginia, which brought you specially to our attention. Although proud of you as a brave defender of our country, we are even prouder to think that there is a possibility that we may claim you as one of us. Here is hoping that you recover quickly, and that you have a happy holiday.

    Wishing you the best from the Thornhill, Preiser, and Schlichter families!

  25. S. E . Marnette Says:

    Sgt. THornhill,

    Your sacrifice and willingness to risk everything for your country is the most wonderful Christmas gift any human could give another. We truly appreciate all that you have done and know that if it weren’t for very brave men and women like yourself we would not be sleeping so comfortably at night back in the US. I am very sorry to hear of the massive injuries you have sustained at the hands of our enemies and pray that you find peace as you work hard to recover and heal.

  26. BILL MASCI Says:


  27. I hope you have a wonder birthday and remember you are loved and appreciated for all you have given and done for our country. God bless you and those who continue to fight against the terrorists who would like to take our freedoms away. My brother in-law is in the army and my dad is a former WWII vet, my grandfather served in WWI and I had uncles serve in Korea and Vietnam. Our country is free today because of men like you and them, never let anyone take your happiness away. You may have lost limbs but you will never lose your soul! You have made a great sacrifice that will never be forgotten.

  28. I sent a card months ago to Daniel thornhill and it was returned. Can someone give me a current address to forward my card. It’s January 2010. thanks Debbie

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