In memory of Duane, Isabella and Natalia Cantrell, Dancing Angels Blend honors the love of family and the dedication true Fathers have to sacrifice all to protect their Family, especially their children.
While Duane was the epitome of a Quiet Professional, he had no defense against the fierce love for his "Bella Boo" and "Stinky Chickens". Whether it was watching their girls dress up in princess costumes, dancing around the house, trips to the beach or reading at bedtime, every moment was spent as a Family.
One March 6th, 2012, a devastating fire broke out in their home and Duane rushed back into the house when he realized his daughters were not outside.
Duane, Isabella and Natalia perished together.
CW2 Cantrell initially joined the Army in 1994. He later graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course and Warrant Officers Course and was a member of 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne). Duance completed one deployment to Iraq and five to Afghanistan, returning home in August prior to the accident in March 2012. Along with being a dedicated leader and warrior, he was first and foremost a husband and father.