Since 2006 I have attended many military funerals in the Modesto and Fresno areas of Central California. Today I learned of the loss of this young man, US Army 1st Lt Daniel B. Hyde , age 24, of Modesto. 1Lt Hyde was a model student at Modesto's Downey High School and a West Point Graduate. May God bless Lt Hyde. He was KIA in Iraq. Our prayers of support and comfort go out to his family, and to all those whose lives he loved and touched.