ASHLAND CITY, TN, US
U.S. Marine Corps
CPL, D CO, 4TH CEB, (3D CEB, I MEF FWD) 4TH MAR DIV, KNOXVILLE, TN
09/21/2010, LANDSTUHL, GERMANY
Daniel Greer dedicated his life to service – as a fire fighter, EMT and Marine reservist. Daniel, age 25, was a 2003 graduate of Harpeth High School. His dreams of service were realized as he served his country and his community. He was a devoted husband, father and son. He was of the Baptist faith.
“My son considered Dan a good friend. He made deployment a bit easier for all that new him. We are very thankful for his service to our country…he is a true American Hero.” – Carol Mock
“Daniel has been a true hero, not only in serving his country, but in serving his community as an Ashland City fire fighter,” Ashland City fire chief Chuck Walker said. “He was an energetic and outgoing person and was a great asset to our department,” Walker said. “His father said ever since Daniel was young he wanted to be a fire fighter. He was also always passionate about his wishes to serve his country.”
“Daniel was a character. He was very outspoken, and he didn’t mind letting you know what was on his mind,” Walker said.
The fire chief said the death of Greer is the same as losing a family member.
“We [fire fighters] spend a lot of time together. Even on Daniel’s days off, he would often go hunting and fishing with the other fire fighters,” he said.
Walker said Greer’s pride and joy was his family, which included his wife, Stacy, and his young son, Ethan. “He always put his family first.”
There is an Ashland City Fire Department Facebook page-a moving tribute to Greer. “Daniel has been a true hero, not only in serving his country, but in serving his community as an Ashland City Fire fighter,” one post on the page reads.
Word of Corporal Greer’s death quickly spread across his home town. His fellow fire fighters plan to line the streets when Greer’s body returns this week, Walker said.
“Beside my Brothers and my Sisters I will proudly take a stand. When liberty’s in jeopardy I’ll always do what’s right. I’m out here on the front lines, sleep in peace tonight. American Soldier, I’m an American Soldier.”
American Soldier by Toby Keith