Dario Lorenzetti was born in Fort Worth on May 20, 1970. He attended Saint Andrew's Catholic School from 1976-1984. Dario joined Cub Scout Pack 97 chartered at Saint Andrew's in 1977and remained active in Cub Scouts until the spring of 1981 when he joined Boy Scout Troop 497. He earned his Eagle Scout Award in 1988. During the fall of 1985, he joined Explorer Post 52 and remained active until he graduated college.
Dario attended Nolan Catholic High School from 1984 until he graduated in 1988. He served as senior class president of Nolan's Student Council. After high school graduation, he applied to West Point; however, a technicality kept him from being enrolled at that time. In the interim, he was accepted to Texas A&M University where he joined the Corps of Cadets. After attending Texas A&M for one year, he transferred to West Point. In 1993, Dario graduated with honors from West Point. While serving in the United States Army in Korea, he met and married his wife, Kirstin. Shortly after this, he served as an United States Army advisor and instructor with the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets. In 2005, Dario entered into the US State Department. His first assignment to serve was located in Saudi Arabia. Next his career took him to India. His final State Department deployment was to Afghanistan.
On October 13, 2012 while on an intelligence assignment in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dario was tragically taken from us by a suicide bomber. Early intelligence reports indicate his heroic actions during the attack by an enemy bomber. He dedicated his life to military service and the diplomatic corps. He sacrificed his life to ensure American freedom and is truly an American Patriot. He is survived by his loving wife, Kirstin, and their three beautiful daughters, Arabella, Natalia, and Aryanna.
Dario loved scouting and Worth Ranch in particular. Throughout the years of his deployments, Dario would inquire often about Worth Ranch. Worth Ranch is the oldest continuously operating Boy Scout camp west of the Mississippi River. Worth Ranch, located near Palo Pinto, Texas is downstream from Possum Kingdom Lake. In continuous operation since 1929, Worth Ranch has provided a place for summer camp, weekend camp outs, leadership camps, and other training camps for thousands of Fort Worth Scouts. Dario often inquired about Worth Ranch wondering what things had changed and more importantly, all of the things that had not changed and were timeless.
Dario Lorenzetti Memorial
Many of Dario's friends from scouting are planning, organizing, and designing a multipurpose structure to be constructed at Worth Ranch. Many of the choices for its construction depend upon the financial resources available for the project. Some of the elements that are being considered for building materials include native stone and heavy timbers constructed in a simple yet elegant style. The construction cost could range between $40,000 and $65,000. Once the necessary level of funding is reached, the project will begin with labor and time donated by Dario’s friends. There will be some of the construction that will require professional help and that will be performed by those skilled in the various building trades. As soon as the project begins to take shape, better updates will be provided to friends and family who can then travel to Worth Ranch to also assist in construction with the memorial. Frequent messages will be posted on the Dario Lorenzetti Memorial Project Page on Facebook.
Once the project has been completed, an announcement will be posted as to when the dedication and reception will take place.
The Brazos Club is a 501c(3) non-profit charitable organization that helps support Worth Ranch. The Brazos Club's relationship to Worth Ranch mimics that of the relationship of the PTA chapter to a school. While the school district owns, operates, and funds the school, the PTA enhances, supplements, and makes the school's programs better. The Brazos Club's goals are nearly identical with regard to the Worth Ranch.
Flier available for download here
Donations of any amount will be welcomed. Because of the size and scope of this memorial project, donations in the following amounts are encouraged
$100, $250, $500, $1,000
For any questions, please contact : Steve Holleman 817-657-7407
Dario Lorenzetti Memorial