LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – Nearly 10 years after he was killed serving his country, friends and family gathered this week for a concert to celebrate the life of Danny Dietz.
Monday marked what would have been Dietz’s 35th birthday. The Navy SEAL from Littleton was killed in Afghanistan in 2005.READ MORE: When I See A 50% Chance Of Rain In The Forecast, What Does That Really Mean?
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The concert on Monday at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema included music, a comedy show and a live auction.
One of the comedians was a veteran who was badly burned during his fourth tour in Iraq.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Monsoon Storms Return Sunday, But Focus Shifts A Bit West
“I do stand up comedy. I’m known as the well-done comedian,” said Bobby Henline who has visible burn scars all over his head. “There’s nothing more honorable that be asked to come out for a gold star family to be alive and be here to contribute. I can’t think of anything better to do with my life.”
Dietz’s mother Cindy Dietz-Marsh said she was pleased with the turnout.
“I am thoroughly honored and thankful that everyone still continues to support the family and honor our son,” she said.MORE NEWS: Boat Ramps Closed At Three Western Slope Reservoirs, Closures Expected At Blue Mesa As Water Level Drops
The event raised money for the Danny Dietz Memorial Fund & Danny Dietz Leadership and Training Foundation which serves at-risk youth.