UPDATE: 11-12-18 – from the Meek Family
November 17th, 2018
2pm Chapel Service
California Lutheran University
165 Chapel Lane
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
UPDATE: 11-10-18 – from the Manrique Family
“Thank you all so much for the love and support during this heartbreaking time. We are so grateful for all of your kind words, stories, and pictures that you have sent in the last couple of days. Nothing about this has been easy and we know that many, many people are struggling with this devastating news. Daniel was, and will forever be, so loved. We know many of who who are able to join us will be traveling from near and far – please be safe getting here. Fires are still burning in the area. The visitation/viewing is planned to be open casket. Service will be closed casket. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Team RWB in Dan’s memory; https://www.teamrwb.org/donate/”
November 16th, 2018
10am-1pm Visitation (Open Casket)
Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park
5600 Lindero Canyon Road
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Calvary Community Church
5495 Via Rocas
Westlake Village, CA 91362
There will be no formal procession or reception. Dan’s final resting place will be at Pierce Brothers in the Garden of Valor.
– Gladys Manrique Koscak
It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of a second Eagle, Justin Meek, in the Borderline shooting. Justin was a member of our Ventura County Chapter. We are in contact with Justin’s family and we will be sharing more information soon.
ORIGINAL POST: 11-8-18
We are heartbroken to confirm that Dan Manrique, Pacific Regional Program Manager for Team RWB, was among those who passed away at Borderline in Thousand Oaks on November 7.
Dan was a Marine Corps veteran who served with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, as a Radio Operator, and deployed to the Middle East in 2007 with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Dan had been a part of the Team RWB family since 2012, and served as Chapter Captain for the Ventura County Team RWB Chapter.
“Dan’s life was dedicated to serving others, during his military career and beyond,” said John Pinter, Executive Director of Team RWB. “We offer our deepest condolences to the Manrique family and ask that our Eagles around the world join us in keeping all those impacted by this tragedy in your thoughts and prayers.”
In this time of deep sadness, we are focused on making sure Eagle Nation comes together in a compassionate way that leads to individual and community healing. Please know that the following resources are available to help all those impacted by this event:
- 24/7 confidential peer support for veteran and military communities available with Vets4Warriors: (855) 838-8255
- Warrior Wellness Alliance – Confidential connection to healthcare providers with peer veteran networks
For those who wish to send condolences to the family, please send your cards, notes, or letters to:
ATTN: Manrique family
1110 W Platt Street
Tampa, FL 33606
and we will forward them to the family.
We are aware that other members of our Team RWB family were present and directly impacted by the events in Thousand Oaks. We will continue to update our community as more information becomes known.