Being an Irishman, or at least an American born descendent of one, left him with a penchant for a fight. Being on the debate team and in student government gave him plenty of opportunities. In the late 80's Dan loved all things Irish and Republican. I'm sure he had a picture of Ronald Reagan somewhere in his bedroom. He was a living version of Alex P. Keaton, and he was always utterly unafraid to be himself. His self confidence in who he was is why I have always admired and respected Dan. Even during those most awkward teenage years, Dan was able to recognize what was best in himself and project it in a way where every one around him benefited.
Thank you Dan.