Friday, July 2, 2010

The End

David passed away tonight at 9:12 p.m. central time July 2, 2010 from injuries sustained from the helicopter crash. He passed away peacefully and is with the good Lord taking excellent golf lessons from the greatest golfer ever. Thank you all for the prayers we have all received during this trying time. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time.

The Wisniewski's

74 comments:

  1. We are so sorry to read about David. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he rest in peace. Take Care!!!!
    Jeff and Anita Ploen and family

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  2. Godspeed Wiz...I'll miss you. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to know you as a person and fly with you in combat.

    Terry Hobbs

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  3. I am so sorry to hear of David's passing. He put his life on the line for our country, and we can not thank him enough. Please know "The 4th Street Gang" is praying for all of you. I know he is soaring with the angels.
    Love, Kimberly Pilar

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  4. We are so sorry to lose one of our Nation's Heroes! He was a great joy to have known. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

    Love Jeff and Jeannie Crick

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  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are so fortunate to have great heroes like David who protect and fight for our freedom. Please know our hearts are heavy as we go into this weekend. May God comfort your family at this time.
    Steve and Patti Polkinghorn and family

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  6. From all the members of the 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons in Alaska, our thoughts and prayers are with you. It was an honor to know him.
    God Bless.

    Tom Bolin

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  7. So sorry for your loss. He was one of the first guys we met when we came to Okinawa. Thank you for the posts. GOD bless you Wisniewski Family.

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  8. We are so sorry for your loss. Thank you for raising such a heroic man and sharing him with the world. His sacrifice will not be forgotten. May God bless, keep and comfort your family.

    Jim and Cindi Kuehn

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  10. We shall never forget you brother, we will pick up and carry on where you left off. You will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Will and Tammy Fritsch

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  11. The entire Rescue community morns with you. The Combat Kings of the 71st and 79th Rescue squadrons will keep you and your family in our prayers. As a former Pavehawk FE, this one hits all too close to home.
    Godspeed Wiz and God Bless Rescue
    "That Others May Live"

    Chris Lammens

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  12. Thank you for letting everyone know about Dave. It goes without saying that there are many very sad people today. Our prayers will continue for the family.

    God Bless,
    The Lacoutures

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  13. Rest in peace, David. Our thoughts, prayers, and endless gratitude to David and his family,

    Bless you all,

    The Snyders

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  14. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Wisniewski family today - it is beyond a sad day. May the Lord offer you peace and comfort to know He is taking care of David now. We are so sorry for your loss.

    God Bless - Tom and Jen Kunkel

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  15. Sorry for your loss. Wiz was a great guy (knew him in Okinawa) He's gonna be missed
    Glenn

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  16. Thank you for your service to this country Dave! You will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers going out to your family!
    Love, Tara (Sands) Barchers

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  17. Chet,Bev Craig Matt and Melissa, So sorry for your loss my heart goes out to you. Dave was a great guy and he was a hero to our country. May God guy you through these difficult days, All our love and prayers

    Cindy and Yogi Jensen

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  18. Dave,
    Your memory will live on with every person you rescued. God Bless you and your family and God Bless the Rescue Family.
    Sherri

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  19. My thoughts, prayers, sympathy, and tears are with all of you. I thank God for brave men like Dave who are willing to give up their lives that we may live in a free nation. He will always live in our memories and will now live in God's beautiful land and arms forever.
    May Dave rest in peace.
    God bless and be with all of you.
    Bonnie James

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  20. We are so sorry for your loss. Many prayers and love sent your way.

    God bless,

    John and Elizabeth Seymour Stirling

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  21. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know Dave from Ft Rucker and it was a pleasure to have known and to have flown with him. Thank you so much for his service and yours to our nation. I know it's little comfort, but he died fighting a good fight and you can be extremely proud of what he accomplished in his life, too short though it was.
    Rest in peace my friend. We'll miss you.
    Graydon Muller

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  22. We are so sorry for your loss. Dave will be so missed. We had the honor of being at Okinawa and then here in Vegas with him. Our family is definitely praying for yours. We are so proud of him and may the Lord comfort you during this difficult time. Much love,
    The Crofts; Aaron, Shiloh, Moab and Aspen

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  23. My thoughts and prayers continue with all of you. I am so sorry to hear about David. He was an amazing man!! Dave was doing what he loved and please know that we will always remember him as our hero!! I also just want to thank you for always letting us know how he was doing on this blog.

    God bless all of you. Sending you lots of love!!!!
    Shawna Chapman Dennison

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  24. Our whole family is so sorry for your loss. He was blessed with the support and love of you all.
    With our prayers, the Kellehers

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  25. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    The Jeffers -- Marlin, Gayle, Brian, Blake and Sean

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  26. God speed, Wiz. Prayers for the family. We're crushed here. He will be missed. -Keith

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  27. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful son Dave. May you feel some comfort knowing the gratitude of so many people for your son's service to our country.

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  28. I am so sorry. We may have lost touch with each other in the last few years, but he has always been a part of me and who I am today. This breaks my heart. He truelly is a hero and will be missed dearly. My thoughts and prayers with your family. God speed Dave.
    Michelle (Brosamle) Willer

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  29. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Wisniewski family, Melissa, and the entire Rescue community. It was a distinct pleasure to know Dave, and to witness the positive impact he had on others. We hope you can be comforted by the fact that his heroism was in the true spirit of the Rescue legacy. Dave will be greatly missed - and never forgotten. May God bless you during this incredibly difficult time.
    The Henderson family - Gary, Erin, Katie, and Calvin

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  30. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family for the loss of David. My heart is breaking for you. Thanks to David for serving our country and being a hero. May God give you strength during this trying time. God Speed

    Nicole Warren

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  31. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God helps you to make it through your time of sorrow. He was so brave and risked his life for others. I know God has a very special place for him.
    Lauri Sampson

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  32. I am very sorry for your loss. Dave, was a great rescue warrior and his loss will be felt throughout the Rescue community. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and Melissa. Dave will now serve as a "Rescue Angel" for our Heavenly Father.
    We will miss Dave dearly, but we know he is in eternal peace.

    May God Bless your family and Melissa

    Very Truly
    Mark and Mary Ledbetter

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  33. I am very sorry to hear about your loss. My heart goes out to you. God bless your family.

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  34. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for Melissa and the entire Wisniewski family for their tragic loss, and thank them for their strength and sacrifice. David will be missed, his memory cherished, and his legacy honored.

    It was our privilege to know him as a Brother in Rescue. God Bless him, his family, his friends, and may God Bless America...

    The Smith Family,
    Andy, Melissa, Annie, Jaron, and Trent

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  35. Chet and Family: We are very sorry to hear about this tragic loss. David and your family will remain in our prayers. May God Bless all of you during this difficult time.
    The Ibens

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  36. We miss you already Wiz. It was awesome to know you. Sending our Love to your family. we are so sorry.

    Kevin, Leah, Roree and Gage (The Stewy's)

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  37. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I had the honor of serving with Wiz while I was in Okinawa and he will be missed by the entire Rescue community.

    God speed Wiz

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  38. God has a very special man in Heaven knowing he fought and gave his life for so many of us.

    God Bless each of you. David knew how much he was loved by his fiance', parents, siblings, aunts and uncles, cousins, many, many friends and of us who felt close to him.

    Sincerely, Mike & Phyllis Ferrel

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  39. God bless the Wizniewski family. We are so sorry for your loss. God bless the brave men and women of rescue. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Stark family.

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  40. I am so sorry for your loss. I was David's 6th grade teacher at Paton-Churdan. I remember what a sweet, happy boy he was. I know you are very proud of him; he is a hero. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Kim Roby

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  41. I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to Dave and his family. We love you very much!!!


    Brian & Mandy Sandberg

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  42. We are so sorry for your loss of David, we know how proud of him you are. David is indeed a hero. He will have a very special place in heaven since he gave his life for all of us to be safer in this beautiful country. God Bless You All! With our sympathy and prayers for God to sustain you in your sorrow. Dolores & Frank

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  43. I am so sorry for your loss and will keep David in my thoughts. This Independence Day will have even greater meaning, remembering the sacrifices so many have made and will continue to make for the sake of this country. May the love and support of family, friends, and faith heal your wounds. Melissa, I love you. --Amanda Sutton, Albuquerque, NM.

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  44. Mary and I are saddened by your terrible loss. Keep in mind that you have many of us who are supportive of you in your time of grief. We will pray for David and for all the members of your family. May God be with you. - Kelly Neff and Mary McGinnis

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  45. Chet and family, I am so, so sorry to hear about your son's passing. Words simply fail, you are in our prayers. - John and Stefanie Ascherl

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  46. Our hearts are broken and we are deeply saddened for your loss. You have all been in our prayers and the prayers of our churches. We will continue to prayer for God's gracefilled arms to hold you. May God whisper His words of comfort and peace as you rest in His love.
    The Kruse family from your Paton-Churdan days
    Pastors Annette and Dave, Sarah, Sam, and Scott

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  47. We hope you find some peace and comfort in knowing that David's work saved countless lives.
    We are profoundly saddened by his passing and he will be always remembered fondly by the medics who served with him. Our prayers and sympathies are with all of David's loved ones.

    - Scott & Denise Curran

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  48. I was shocked and saddened to hear about David on the news tonight. The maturity and dedication he showed as a Jr High student led me to believe he would become successful in life. I know you must have been proud of the man he became. The world lost a very special person when he passed. Our prayers are with you.
    David's Jr. High band teacher,
    Kim (Anderson) Field

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  49. Chet,Bev and Family: I am so sorry to hear the news. I was hoping and praying that everything would turn out with better results. My heart aches for you. Hopefully the angels will rap their arms around you and help you get through this. Thinking of you!! Renee Minnehan

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  50. To the entire Wisniewski family: It was a priviledge and honor to have known David. My heart is heavy and hurting. My family and I are all praying for you and keeping your family in our thoughts. You have to be so proud of the man you raised and the ultimate sacrifice he made. God bless...Emily Tofteland Donovan

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  51. Sorry to hear the news. Thoughts and prayers to the family

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  52. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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  53. I am so very sorry for your loss. David was a great man, a hero. Your all in my prayers. RIP David.

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  54. Dear Wisniewski's: We just heard of David's death last evening. So so sorry to hear this. We send our condolences, concerns for your well being and our prayers all for your family.

    With great regards,

    Ron & Linda Trudo
    rltrudo@netins.net (Ogden friends)

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  55. Our hearts go out to all of you. May you feel some comfort knowing that David was a hero and we are very gratful for him serving his country. Thoughts and prayers to you all at this time of sorrow. GOD BLESS
    Randy and Andy Beaver families(former WC classmate)

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  56. I am David's next door neighbor in Vegas and wish I could have gotten to know him even better, but he was always gone serving his country in the bravest manner possible as a rescue pilot. A true American hero!

    May God bless Melissa and all of David's family and friends.

    Craig & Stephanie Poling

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  57. I have followed this blog because I count the Rohlfs family as friends. I have learned so much about the CSAR mission. Thank you to all of you for raising that fine Iowa man to do the work he was called to do. I'm so sorry that you are feeling the pain he fought so hard to help other families avoid.
    God bless you on this Independence Day and always.

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  58. I was told the news last night. I'm very sorry for your loss. God bless Dave for all of his courage, strength and dedication to this nation. He will be missed dearly.
    My prayers go to the Wisniewski family.

    Mary (Ruring) Mills and family

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  59. David contributed so much to our mission out there. His flying was truly amazing. Thank you for sharing David (Wiz) with us. There are a great deal of people out there that owe their lives to David, and one Afghan soldier, in particular, who would have never survived had Wiz not been there. We'll miss your leadership, Airmanship and friendship.

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  60. I am so sorry to hear this. My prayers are with your family. My husband talked about how they had a great crew there. The road is rough but hang in there.
    Lots of Aloha,
    Marisa Flores

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  61. I am very sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers go out to those, that Dave leaves behind. Dave will never be forgotten!

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  62. Dave was a hero and will be missed. I am glad I had the privilage to know him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, his family.

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  63. Bev, Chet and Family, So sorry for your loss. David is a hero. God Bless you and your family. Thanks for the updated information on the blog. You remain in our prayers,

    Steve & Jill Lawler

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  64. Our hearts and prayers go out to your entire family. Our son is a pilot with the 66th and served with David. Please contact us if you need anything, anything at all. We will offer a Mass intention for David.

    May God bless you,
    Ed and Scottie Gallagher

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  65. We were so sorry to hear about David passing, and hope you will find some comfort and peace knowing he is a hero to all of us. Patti & Terry Parham Sr

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  66. our thoughts and prayers go out to you.May Gods arms wrap around you and comfort you in this time. Know we are thinking of you.God Bless.
    Chuck,Jodi,Stacey and Rachel

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  67. We have been praying for David and your family since the accident. As a fellow rescue family, I am simply heartbroken for you. I have no words that can make this better, but please know that we are mourning and weeping with you. Sending love and prayers to you over the miles.

    Matt, Kelly & Will (Moody AFB)

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  68. Our love and prayers for the family. I am honored my son 1st Lt. Joel Gentz served with your son. These men have saved and touched so many lives. Our hope is that is some comfort to you.

    Steve & Judy Gentz

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  69. Words seem so insufficient to express how much David will be missed. We were squadron-mates at USAFA and he was truly a great guy with a heart for Service and others. I have gone through and read multiple accounts of the events prior to the crash and I am so proud him. I am so sorry for your loss as a family and for his fiancee. Please know that my prayers are with your family during this time.

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  70. I can't tell you how sad I was to hear about David. I was his teacher (gifted program) at Paton Churdan when he was 12. I know it's not good to have favorites--but he was! I am not surprised to hear about what a amazing person he grew up to be. I have wondered about him and hoped he was happy with his life. I remember that even then he was interested in the military and in flying. He was smart and strong and made his dreams a reality. He knew I was a cyclone fan so he gave me a cyclone desk set which I still use after 20 years of teaching. So--I think about him each day. Prayers to all of you. Jill Trainum

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  71. My condolences to friends, family, and colleagues past and present of David. I had the honor of being his SCUBA instructor and dive buddy here on Okinawa years ago. I would like to appropriately return his dive record to his family if possible. His selfless service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. God bless.

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  72. I am proud to have counted Dave as a friend. I had the honor of flying quite a bit with him in Korea. He was a true friend and a great aviator. Dave, I will miss you buddy and my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God bless...

    Spin

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  73. I am saddened by the death of this terrific young man ... My best wishes go out to his parents, Chet and Bev, and his brothers as well. Peace to all of you, my friends. Thank you for being there for soldiers such as my son ... As Todd wrote on his Facebook, "CPT Dave Wisniewski, some gave all." He told me once, "We couldn't do it without those birds in the air."
    All my love. Jane

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