View Full Version : RIP Dan Kohlstrom

09-14-2009, 06:07 PM
I found out over the weekend that my friend Dan Kohlstrom died in his sleep over in Afghanistan. He was a private contractor, and former SF medic. He was a gung ho dude for sure, and lived life hard. Dan was a member here on the message board, but rarely posted. He is the guy in the photo on the Zulu page, that is all rigged up for a jump with his Zulu. His face is now visible on that page. Here is another one of Dan with his Zulu:


You will not be forgotten Dan. RIP brother.


09-14-2009, 06:53 PM
Very sorry for your loss Mel.

09-14-2009, 07:03 PM
Condolences on the passing of your friend.

09-14-2009, 07:09 PM
Sorry for your loss. Sorry we lost another good one. Pass the collective condolences to his family.

09-14-2009, 09:23 PM
Very sorry to hear of the loss of Dan.

09-15-2009, 08:05 AM
I read about him over on MilitaryMorons site. My prayers are out to his family.

09-15-2009, 09:01 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you and Dan's family. No question that he is gone well before his time.

09-15-2009, 11:48 AM
I remember back in 2004 how he donated some medical supplies to me before I went to Iraq. Stand-out guy for sure. Always respected his posts in the tactical med section. Definitly a stand-up guy. RIP

09-15-2009, 01:36 PM
Blue skies Dan, RIP and Thank You

09-17-2009, 07:50 PM
RIP, a true American Hero and a man who did his best to leave this world better than he found. Although Dan was highly respected for his tactical knowledge what I always remember most about him was after the Tsunami hit in 2004 he rallied the members on this board to donate money and aid to people far less fortunate than us. And he did us as he was moving out the door with his ODA to get to the disaster site and help out.

09-18-2009, 06:18 AM
RIP Dan.

I am quite shock after i saw this post. I don't know Dan, but i really enjoy his post in here.

09-18-2009, 02:03 PM
It's sad to see another "Lion" has been lost! The world will miss this person!

09-18-2009, 07:38 PM
Mel, has anyone heard the cause of death? It's pretty unusual for a very fit 38 (?) year old to die in his sleep. I found nothing at Lightfighter or Military Moron to indicate the reason for such a sudden death.

09-19-2009, 03:55 AM
Blue Skies, Dan. R.I.P.

09-19-2009, 04:58 PM
I worked with Dan in Africa for a short while. He was indeed a great guy and I was better for time I got to spend with him. He will be missed.

09-21-2009, 07:26 PM
Wow, I wondered where he had gone as I hadn't seen him post in a longtime. Condolences to his family


09-21-2009, 11:11 PM
RIP. Definetly sounds like someone you would want in the hole with you. Im sorry for your loss and the rest of this world.


09-23-2009, 05:21 PM
http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/2671/us029copy.jpg (http://img147.imageshack.us/i/us029copy.jpg/)Dan was the man and the best husband a girl could imagine...thank you all...he will be missed greatly!

09-24-2009, 07:48 AM

Thank you very much for taking the time to address our humble little group here. Unfortunately, I never met Dan. I wish I had. He was obviously a good man who stood by his convictions. I enjoyed reading his post here and on other forums. He always brought a certain "insight" with his posts that was both enlightening and entertaining.

I am truly sorry for you loss. May God bless you and your family.

AKA "Buckaroomedic"

Dan M
09-27-2009, 02:05 PM
RIP Dan. I met him at SHOT Show 2005. Walked around for a few hours. Enjoyed him asking questions and checking out the Horus Vision scopes at their booth. He had a mirth and twinkle in his eye that were infective. He was also humble. Like some here, I enjoyed his postings and pictures. Glad I had a chance to spend a few hours with the man. I am better for it.

09-27-2009, 09:16 PM
My deepest condolences to his family and friends. All are in my prayers.

10-04-2009, 07:08 PM
I am sorry to hear about your loss Mel. I am starting to realize how many lives Dan Kohlstrom has touched during his time. I hope that I am not being too insensitive by asking this question but it seems that I'm not the only one interested in the answer.

Has anyone heard the COD? It just seems odd that a 38 year old "kid", whos the image of health and vitality and who also leads a highly active lifestyle would just not wake up.


"Mel, has anyone heard the cause of death? It's pretty unusual for a very fit 38 (?) year old to die in his sleep. I found nothing at Lightfighter or Military Moron to indicate the reason for such a sudden death."

I have also read the post on the militarymorons site and have found nothing concerning the cause of death.

05-18-2012, 06:13 AM
i meet Dan a couple of years ago. He was the most kind, helpful and profesional person i have ever meet. He stayed in my memory and when i trayed to contact him I was very sory to read on the internet that he died. he liked slovenia very much and he talked about coming back on vacation with his wife. my condolences to his wife and his family.