Fallen Heroes Memorial: Messages

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

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"i jus want to say that i miss you uncle Marlin T. Rockhold. you are always missed but neverforgotten. we love and miss you much i wish you were still here becuase its not the same without you here.. uncle ,,, I lOVE You.."
Yjohneasha Tipton of Hamilton, Ohio

"There are still many missing soldiers and casualties from wars in the past...
My heart goes forever to you all...
And this song is dedicated to all you countless heroes.....

Miyeh's song, a patriotic song entitled "Nameless Heroes", was written for all the American soldiers who loved, and served our country. They've fought for, protected, and kept our freedoms, and the freedoms of others. When aggressive nations invaded weaker ones, as seen during WWII when the Nazis & Japanese raged, the American soldiers went into action, and brought stability to the globe, almost like an international police force - without whom, the world, as we know it would not exist today. As over 9,000 American soldiers are buried in France, who died in the battle of Normandy, and as a great many more died at the hands of Nazis, and in Korea, Vietnam and ..., Miyeh honors these countless (and sometimes forgotten) heroes who?ve given their precious lives to keep freedom alive for us here in America, and for strangers in strange lands all over the world. Miyeh has a deep understanding and appreciation for the priceless and noble sacrifices that the American soldiers have made for freedom throughout the world.

Visit youtube, and hear the song for the American veterans and soldiers
under " Nameless Heroes by miyeh". Thank you again."
Jean clak of ca

"Too loose any service member is hard, but to loose a family member is harder, I will remember you always! and thank you for your sacrifice. with love always your -little cousin-"
Sgt Brandon J. Bergeron USMC of 26th MEU / Camp LeJuene NC

"Jesse Alan so many people remember you after almost seven years. They remember you because of your letter home. You opened your heart for the whole world to see you are so much more then a soldier. I am proud of you for that reason. Your loved."
Dad of jefferson city mo.

"To Our Fallen Heroes and their Families,
Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice to keep me free. You gave all to preserve this great nation and the principals on which it was found. God Bless and Keep You."
Elizabeth Amann of Northridge, CA 91325

"TO ALL WHO GAVE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE YOU ARE TRULY AN AMERICAN HERO , MAY GOD BLESS YA'LL.."
TRACEY of PRESCOTT, MI. OGEMAW .CO

"You were a great friend Micheal D and I'll never forget you!!!"
Leslie Dunford Boyd of Pulaski, Va

"I know you came from my hometown and you were a soldier like me. Sometimes I feel that it should be me and not one with family distrought and alone in that hell. The hell on Earth of living without their loved one and living financially burdened. I live in pain from being injured everyday, but you made the ultimate sacrifice without selfishness. You were a true soldier and for that I am honored to know your family and let them know that it is my job to do what I should do for any family member. And by that I mean that military members are family and they have that silent code to be there for fallen soldiers and their families. This is also for disabled veterans too. God bless your family this Veteran's day!"
Pamela Johnson of Northport,AL

"Remembering with much love Sgt Joshua A. Terando, Morris, Il. KIA nov. 10.2005. Iraq. We miss you so very much Josh. You smile and sense of humor are unforgettable. You are forever in our hearts. Jess and I went to the wall today. Left you flowers and prayers. Doesn't seem to be enough. Until we meet again. Love eternal, The Laicoff Family. DePue,IL."
Suzanne Laicoff of DePue, IL. USA

"you all are true heroes, words cant express how greatful i am for every service member out there. for those who have died, r.i.p and thank you for giving our country freedom"
Dustin H of wichita kansas

"TO THE BEST DAMN MARINE I EVER MET!!! Semper Fi!!! It was an honor to have served with your son for 4 years. B co/A co will never be forgotten. The crazy 48 volunteers. This message not only goes out to kevin but to the men who served with him! Love you all and miss you"
USMC Retired of Oregon

"We crossed paths for a moment they choose you over me. I'm grateful for your sacrifice ; knowing that I should have stayed in Okinawa. I remember that night we spoke; I know your in heaven because of you I will be able to raise my children. Your sacrifice will not go softly into the wind."
Cpl Ismael Arellano (USMC) 2001-2005 of Reno, Nevada

"Today I continue to complete the arrangements for my trip to LAO PDR were I will attend the First States Party Meeting to work on the Treaty to Ban Cluster Munitions, signed into force 08/01/2010. It was while clearing a US cluster munition that Travis was killed. I have learned a great deal about this weapon since the loss of my son. I have learned that 98% of the victims are civilians, 30% of those are children and more of our own troops were injured or killed by our own cluster bombs in Desert Storm than any other enemy weapon. So in honor of my beloved son Travis I will continue to work to push all countries especially the US to stop manufacturing, stockpiling and using this weapon. I beg all other who value humane life and our troops to join me."
Lynn Bradach of Portland, OR

"Jacques,
We only met once. Your grandfather and my father were brothers. We were 1st cousins (once removed). My heart felt wishes go out to the family.
Hugh Brunson "Butch""
Hugh Brunson of Greensboro, NC

"In memory of Army Sgt. Eduviges G. Wolf, on the first anniversary, of her death (October 25, 2009). Our memories of you are so precious they are wrapped in love and stored safely in our hearts forever. ..."
Debey Senska of Forestburg, SD

"I feel a great lost and my heart is full...God Bless Jeffery Starr"
Marie Klemens of Philadelphia

"It has and will always be my honor to have served with you Sir. You were more then just my Commanding Officer you were also a great leader and friend. You will never be forgotten Sir "Glories Guns"."
SSG Uballe, Ruben N of Fort Stewart, Ga

"To the loved ones who will always grieve for the loss of Sgt. Lord, I extend my deepest condolences and I will be eternally grateful to Sgt. Lord and all of our brave soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrafice. I get angry at our politicians who fail to provide supportive services to the families of the fallen, the injured and the their families and the proper medical services for those who suffer from PTSD. I grew up with Rocky Saxbe who is a Marine and served in Vietnam. We have discussed the ill advised wars and conflicts which have cost the people in this country so much. I pray each evening for the safety and well being for our soldiers who fight for our freedom. God bless our brave soldiers and their families who endure so much."
Richard Lord of Reynoldsburg, Ohio , USA

"This site is one of the best honoring our love ones. I really thank you for creating it."
N. Aviles of Tampa, Florida

"still have you in my heart just as if it was like yesterday as you are still with me walking by my side I LOVE YOU man"
SFC OATES of ft bragg

"lance cpl jeremy z. long family
im doing a report on your son for the jrotc im sorry about your son can you help me out like imformation"
danielking of trenton fl

"I would like to put my son's name on this website. He is SSG Richard J.Jordan He was killed in Iraq, March 16,2010 We love you son and we miss you so much!! Love your Mom, Dad and Brother Jonathan"
Kimberly Jordan of New Boston, MI. USA

"Hey baby, don't think that we have forgotten about you, we miss you and think about you everyday...Our son is doing great and still misses you, he asks so many questions and I still get choked up...I don't always know what to say to him, but I am doing the best I can to raise him and make sure he never forgets you, or your sacrifice...we love you Alex"
Maria of Georgia, usa

"I think often of our brave soldiers who are doing the heavy lifting for all of us. They have earned the deepest respect and love from my family, and will always be in our prayers. May God bless them and their families."
Keith Krummenacher of St. Louis, MO

"I also a Michael R. Hancock who served in the ARMY. Sgt. Hancock. 11yrs active duty,many deployments,and a Medical discharge due to combat service. My thoughts and prayers go to you and your families. Once a soldier always a soldier. Feel free to email I will always be here for our soldiers and their families. Email mrhancock88@yahoo.com"
Michael R Hancock of Ohio

"It was my honor to help recover your daughter from Iraq and to help rescue Jessica. My hand still bears a scar of honor recovering her. She is a true hero!"
CSA

"Many don't know this, or maybe it's irrelevant to the life of Dixon, but this soldier reenlisted in Iraq, besides what his contribution was, he bellied up for more, he loved his duty, and he loved his country, he was a patriotic person that gave his all, his first sergeant was extremely grieved over his loss, and spoke eloquently about this soldier and was hard pressed to speak about him while we were in Iraq, for fear of coming to tears to express his feelings about this soldier, I know this beacause I reenlisted him, me and Jim Tembrock. Every morning when I awaken I think I am in the desert, and I hope Dixon sees that beautiful pink sunrise every minute of his life now."
MSG (R) Butler of Philadelphia PA

"My son, CPL. Rhett Allen Butler was KIA July 20, 2007 in Khan Bani Sa'd, Iraq. My heart goes out to all Mothers and Fathers, loved ones. "God help our hearts to heal, Please.""
Sereta Butler Ramsey of San Angelo, Texas

"missy,still waiting to see you at home ..........miss your crazzzzzzyyness!! love daddy."

"I too lost my son in Iraq. I know there are no words that can help..."
Doyle Pirtle of Elizabeth, Colorado

"Today (20 August 2010) Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay GA held a Run for the Fallen 5K race. We picked out pictures of fallen American serviceman and ran with them pinned to our shirts. I ran with Doc J. I ran hard because I knew as a Corpsman with the FMF he was a stud of a man and I thought of him the whole time I was running. I will keep that picture always and will never forget his service. Thanks Doc J."
CW04 Paul Lawson of Kings Bay GA

"You are so missed! It's amazing how often you've been in my thoughts and conversations lately. We had some great times with Ben this summer. You would be so proud of him!! I miss you terribly Ben! I am so thankful for all you gave!!!!!"
Ginger of Bay City

"My name is Karen, i live in Oceanside CA... bc of the close proximity to Camp Pendlenton.. so many of my friends joined the marines... ive lost a best friend who I will always remember... and now with my husband deployed i feel lost and shattered... I come here and read about all the amazing lives that have been lost.... thank you all for your sacrifice, may God give you the strengh to deal and cope with your loss, a loss that is impossible for those who have not been through it."
Karen of Oceanside CA

"This is for Scott Tellado I tried to contact you before. You are a Father to 3 year old twin sons that were concieved prior to your divorce. I just wanted to tell you that you have 2 sons that you have never met."
Gwen of Ft Knox, Ky

"God Bless America's Fallen Heroes for making the ultimate sacrifice for their country. We honor their memory."
Robert Hempel of Tampa, Fl

"This message goes out to all my fallen Marine Corps brothers! We all know what we signed up to for once we stepped on those yellow footprints.we all as marines signed that blank check knowing that we might make The ultimate sacrifice,unfortunately some of you did..butI promise you this as long as we have marines/family..you will not be forgotten."
Dave Flowers of Middletown CT

"We are so grateful to each of you for your sacrifices. Our teenage daughter wrote and recorded a beautiful song in tribute to our military families which we'd like to share.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdHSPD8KpIQ

We hope you enjoy it. Feel free to share the link if you'd like.

Sincerely, the Berube Family"
Heather Berube of South Jordan, UT

"As long as the United States Marine Corps is alive, Your alive. Your Son will make us all Proud. Semper Fi Buddy."
GYSGT Koon USMC Ret of Az.

"To the wise family you have my deepest condolenses. I met Robert on RR going to Qtar while in Iraq. He has always been on my mind and I can just remember that beautiful smile and cheerful attitude. He was most definetly a happy person."
Cleophus Boggan of New Orleans, La

"I love you & miss you more than words can imagine. Sydney and I have been spending time together & talking about how much we miss you and can't wait to see you again! She is such a beauty and a constant reminder of you! We love you and miss you so much!"
Katie Mooney of Lahaina, Hawaii, USA

"i lov usa army maki"
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"i lov usa army maki"
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"i lov usa army"
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"i lov usa army"
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"MY BROTHER IN ARMS,JOHN TRAVIS RIVERO ,A FELLOW SOLDIER HAS JOINED YOU PLEASE BOTH OF YOU REMEMBER YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. TAPS TAPS TAPS ."
JOHN RIVERO of SPARTANBURG SC.

"Sra Jason Cunningham deserves the Medal of Honor for his heroism at Robert's Ridge, he earned it...!!!"
Tsgt Q.M Stanley, USAF RET. of Tinker Afb, OKC. USA

"I can only cry for James and his family. An other fallen son, brother, grandson and nephew. When will this end. May God wrap his arms around James. I am so sorry for your loss."
Yolanda Silva (REBEL) of San Marcos, CA USA

"I would like to leave a video and dedicate it to all the fallen heroes and their families http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt1B2Y5z7W8"
tjwardmusic@yahoo.com of St Augustine, Fl United States

"Gone but not forgotten...."
Armywifemary of Carlisle Barracks PA

"Everything I have is because of the great members of our military. The ones that have made the ultimate sacrifice and their families words cannot express my feelings. Thanks"
Mark of League City, Texas (USA)

"I served in da same unit with Spc. Mcglothin before we were deployed and while on deployment. We always called him HAPPY CLOWN bc he looked like a clown and was always smiling. During the explosion i was in a fueler right behind the humvee he was gunning while we were on our way to camp cuervo to pickup supplies. when i heard the explosion i thought our fueler had got hit but come to find out it was him. i just wanna say i was proud to serve with him bc we always laughed together and when we were in the barracks i use to always ask him WHY HE ALWAYS WEAR BLACK! I'll always keep a special place in my heart for him and all the other fallen soldiers."
Spc. Moore of Chester sc

"To the Blazer Family
on Memorial Day I just wanted you all to know Melvin will never be forgotten."
SSgt Barnes of Billings Mt

"Sending you the sincere thanks of our family and a grateful nation."
Lennon of Apple Valley, CA

"The country cannot thank you enough."
Carin of Apple Valley, CA

"I want to thank you all very much without all your sacrifices we would not have freedom. Freedom its not FREE"
Tamara of San Diego, CA

"Dear Graig,
I will miss you and always remember the laughs we had at Ft. Jackson in AIT. It has been a long time and I will never forget you. Here's to you my old Battle Buddy. My brother, my old pal. This Mamorial Day is for you, thank you for your service. Your old Battle Buddy forever."
Former SGT Jason Moquin of Spring, TX

"I am an american citizen who thanks my lucky stars every day that you are all out there on the line to protect us back here at home!! thank you so much your courage, dependabilty, and sacrifices are well noted by any and all true americans!!! thank you for our freedom!!!!!!!!!!!"
Donna of portland,or

"As memorial Weekend aproaches I just wanted to say thank you to every single member of the military that gave thier lifes for thier country. Thank you for your sacrifice, and to all of my Brothers that I served with none of you will ever be forgotten I hope one day to be able to visit all of your graves and thank you in person but until then this will have to do. SEMPER FIDELIS."
Old Man of Portand, Oregon

"I knew Cpl Rodriguez I met him in 2001 I just got out of Bootcamp. We were both on RA together. I was young scared but Cpl Rodriguez took my under his wing spoke to me and help out alot. We became good friends I got sent to california Camp 29 Plams for school then Camp pendleton and we would meet hang out on the weekend he was a great friend a great leader and most important a great Mentor. I want to pay my Respect please give me a call 3479248537"
Kenny Vazquez Jr of Woodhaven, NY

"Thank you for serving our country so proudly. I did not know you, but I cried just the same. I think "Oh my, that could be my friend, my nephew or my new son-in-law." I want to reach out to your young widow. I want to take her under my wing. I think "Oh my, that could be my friends' sister, my brother and his wife or my newly married daughter. "I cried just the same."
Melanie of Concord, NC, USA

"I have thought often of SGT Mitchell ( I know how much he wanted that promotion), and the men who died with him and before him from B Co. I will be in Arlington this year to pay my respects before I hang up my uniform. I loved tose guys and always will."
SFC Hansen of Ft Leonard Wood, MP

"I am Elias niece Izzy and i am 12 years of age. My Uncle was the best person anyone could ever think of! I loved him very very much and i think of him every single day and I cant stop. He is in all of our hearts and we will never forget about him and we know he loved our country because he fought for us and he sacrificed his life for us! I am only 12 years old but I know I am very very proud of my uncle! When i pray at night, I wanna just have god come down and I want to tell him "God can you please bring my Uncle Elia back down so I can give him all the love he needs and he wants and just to tell him how proud of him we all are! And we love him and we wish he was still here with us!" My uncle was a very strong, intelligent and brave artistic man! I don't want to but it's time for me to say goodbye to my unky! I love soooooooo much and i miss you soooo much and also i am so proud of you and i am holding my tears back!!!!!!!!
I love you unky!"
His niece forever Izzy Fontecchio of Orlando, FL

"dear brother times has passed but yet you are always been here in my here heart. its been yrs now , i just returned from iraq and now i was lucky enought o get stationed at ft bliss i miss you brother so much"
ssga sarinaan jorge of ft bliss tx

"Thank you."
Jennifer Colarossi of Mission Viejo, CA

"Murphy family.
I would like to express my regret for the loss of your son Michael. Who was killed during a battle with his friends in Afghanistan.
I really appreciate what Michael did for his friends.
I appreciate the courage he displayed during the battle.
I hope that one day I'll meet you and together we'll go visit the grave of your son.
If you get this message from me I really hope if you can answer me back.
my email adress is:
safishobash@gmail.com"
Safi Shobash of israel

"julian was proud guy for marina he was a family membner of aviles family he made us safe"
karim aviles

"My heart goes out to all loved ones of the deceased soldiers who died while serving our great country. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I lost my husband six years ago today on military active duty, so I know exactly how all of you feel. April 18, 2010."
Sherra Claunch of Oxford, Alabama

"I as well as my children and others, would love to be able to email / write some of our service members. How does one obtain the needed info to do this? Thank you and God Bless We can be reached at natalieinohio@aol.com"
Natalie of Ohio

"To all parent and service members. I want to thank you all for your part. The parents who raised such fine sons and daughters. To the sons and daughters for fighting to make the world a better place. I have cried so hard reading the posts on this site, but the pain I am feeling is nothing in comparison. Thank you all again, God Bless you all, always."
Natalie of Ohio

"HI DAVID THIS IS YOUR COUSIN SHARENE MAY OUR GOD KEEP YOUR IN HIS FAVOURITES TO MY AUNT OLIVIA GLAD TO SEE EVIDNCE OF YOUR JOURNEY MUCH LOVE IN DYSFUNCTIONAL KINSHIP AS EVER 5184455018"
SHARENE OCTAVIA BRANGMAN WALLACE of Albany, NY 12205

"you were the soldiers soldiers in IRAQ. you were the one who told me to not sweat the small stuff.IENJOYED WORKING FOR YOU. I GOT TRANSFERED TOMPDUTIES AFTER THE INCIDENT.M P DUTIES ARE SUPER J. T. YOU WOULD OF LIKED THIS MOS. MYSENIOR SGT. HEARD ABOUT YOU AND REALIZED HIS FATHER SERVED WITH YOUR FATHER IN vietnam 1969 special ops with special ops marine corps.my dad remembers a young puerto rican from miami fl.JUAN RIVERO, HE SAVED MY FATHERS LIFE BUT GOT HIT WITH SOMA SCRAPNEL AND LOST PART OF HIS FINGER.MY DAD NEVER SAW HIM AGAIN AFTER HE WAS DUST OFF OUT.NOW IT COMES FULL CYCLE YOU AND I MEETING AND OUR FATHERS MEETING AND SERVINR IN COMBAT MANY YEARS AGO. I AM SO PROUD TO MEET YOU AND TO HAVE A SHORT PERIOD TO WORK FOR YOU.in heaven you will be able to watch over me and jose . rip."
thomas of el paso tx.

"Rest In Peace my good friend! You will never be forgotten!You are truly a hero in my heart and to the hearts of millions! God bless your love ones!"
Anne of Oakland Park, Fl

"In the still of the night I reach for you.In the morning light I look for you. I can't believe that you are gone from me forever. I bow my head each morning because it is their night over there and I pray that no more joins the procession of grief. God bless the fallen and Angels surround their families."
Roberta "Robocop" Martin of Southaven, Ms. USA

"I may not know you
I Love you
I pray for you and your family
I appreciate all that you have done and all that you are doing and all that you will do
THANK YOU MY FRIEND FOR GIVING YOUR LIFE
THEIR IS ONLY ONE OTHER I KNOW WHO HAS DONE THAT FOR LOVE AND THAT IS
JESUS. HE LOVES YOU AND HE CARES"

"I pray for you all i thank you forgiving your self for me and all is good i thank you for the love life you gave i thank you for all you gave i jist thank you"
noah lee kosicki of elyria ohio

"CSM Cooke gave me a coin upon graduation of PLDC, he was an inspiration and a mentor. I was in Iraq when he passed and was deeply saddened, but the Blackhawk lives on.
1/1 Cav in Buedigen GE"
Chad Cochran of St. Louis MO

"To the Smith family,
You do not know me ,but the flag your husband and father received for the life he gave in the fight for the freedom of ourselves and others is from a part of family. My name is Tracy Kendall, and I live in Palm Harbor Fl. My father, 1st Sgt William L Kendall (RET), was responsible for Medal Of Honor Flag. I am retired form the Army due to injuries in the line of duty. When I saw the presentation by President Bush it took my heart away to see Pauls youg son accept the medal on his behalf. I hope you are all well, and if there is anything I can help you all with just e-mail tkendall5@verizon .net. There are those close by who think that the actions of SFC. Paul Smith cannot be recognized by just a medal alone. It means that each and every AMERICAN owes him just alittle. May God be with all of you."
SGT. (RET) Tracy L. Kendall of Palm Harbor, Fl

"To Paul Sturino family paul was great friend and person we served together a a 2/5 and became good friends he used to go with me to texas when i would go home for the weekend, and it was always fun to have him around i no its been awhile i just found some old pictures of me and him and i had to write i miss him still everyday"
David Spindle of Quitman, Tx

"I remember my son in Iraq, My eyes gluded to the T.V. watching, Waiting, for the day that it would be his turn to die.
I remember the cell phone calls as I stood frozen in the store, I didn't move as I thought I might lose the connection.
I remember each trip to the airport, The awkward silence, I remember the hug goodbye and smelling his skin, not knowing if it was to be the last time I would see him.
I remember the time he was in the Chicago Airport and he said that he will not go back. I cried as I told him that he must!
The pain of Loving our soldiers transcends any that I have known, And now I feel you are all my family as we know the Pain of war. I Love you, all!"
Lisa Hagist of Lisa.Hagist@comcast.net

"To the families may God watch over you and to your fallen loved one Thank You for your service and may God shine on you."
Ronald G. USMC of Waterloo,Ia.U.S.A.

"My name is Patricia Roberts I am the mother of Spc. Jamaal Addison. The First soldier to die for the state of Ga. in the iraq war. My foundation is presenting a Reunion and 7th Anniversary celebration at Lakeside H.S. April 18, 2010 @ 3:00 pm .Please contact me if you would like to come or just feel free to join us. Thanking you and looking forward to seeing all of you. 404 509 1001"
Patricia Roberts of Lithonia, Ga

"When I see how these wonderful people are treated after sacrificing so much for us, I am sickened. When acorn and others take over our country, these cowards will pray to have a hero come to their defense."
CPT Patriot of Augusta, Maine USA

"Johnny Boy,
Remembering you on your anniversary. Its been seven years now. You are gone but you are NOT forgotten. Semper Fi.
I will pray a Rosary for you."
Chuck Hernandez of Temple City, CA

"Jacob - you were one of my kids. I love you and miss you. I think of you everyday and remember you washing dishes with me on Christmas Eve. You are a hero."
Tanya of Bellvue, WA

"To the family of SSG Hector Perez, I served with SSG Perez in Darmstadt Germany 165TH MI, in 1997. I just learned of his passing today, 09 March 2010 in an email and it broke my heart and brought me to tears as if it were yesterday. Your husband, your father, your son and brother was my friend. He was very kind to me and had a personality that lit up a room, he always had a kind word and a cunning smile, for him the glass was always half full. I remember him well and till this day I can still hear him calling me "H" never by name Harrison. It was an honor to have served with him but a blessing to have known him. He loved his family "his girls" with the heart big enough for a Titan!

Rest with the Angels "P"

Respectfully SFC Keller,Linette known to SSG Perez as "H""
SFC Keller, Linette of USAG Humphreys, Korea

"jojo i love and miss you. i don't go a day without thinking of you. i miss you so much!! i feel responsible i should have double checked everything. I failed you and your squad. I am so sorry, i can't take it anymore. God bless you and your family."
Jose of Ft Polk, LA

"There will never be another partner and friend like you in the world I miss you and I drive on everyday because of you. You were more than my battle buddy and you will always be miss but never forgotten."
SSG ROBERTS KARIC of FORT CARSON COLORADO

"There is no one on the planet who's belief is greater than mine, and I say that with the conviction of "Job"(from the bible) . During Viet-Nam, I was in solitary confinement for 3 months,and 9 days in the breadbox. My vibrational stance has always, since that day, been the same pitch, which I hear 24hrs. a day. At that time I was naked and alone in a 5'x5' cell. In my desperate situation I challenged "GOD", Himself and asked," GOD? If You exist, then why must we, (Your children, made in Your image), suffer so? A voice came to me, not audible, but of intuition, and said to me, My precious, precious child, I, Your Father, have always loved you and always will! You have never and will never, be alone! You must be Your best and do Your best, because, You are MY Sons and Daughters! Evil and negativity are not a part of ME. Please hear me, I miss you! You are Me and I am You! My commandment to you, as I've told you before,"Go and sin no more! Separate yourself from the things that separate You from ME!" At this point I felt a tingling sensation, starting at the very top of my head, radiating to the tip of my toes, giving me rushing feeling over my entire body, making my hair stand on end! Then came,"THE KISS"! A set of physical "LIPS", pressed against my left cheek. From this point on, the rest of my life, has been in constant communion with this ENTITY, whatever you choose to call it."
Kenny Bickford of waterville,ME

"THE FATHER?S HEART
Kenny Bickford
Portsmouth, VA.
June 18,1992
(Father?s Day)
Something awoke me at 2am and pushed me to the dinning room table to write this down as fast as possible
It was flooding my mind faster than I could write! When it was completed, I read and cried. Something was pushing me. I took last $50, had 2000 copies made and was pushed to hand them out to 2000 people on Virginia Beach, VA. People tried to have me arrested but, I wasn?t selling anything! Since then I felt it was a gift to all those loosing a loved one. My desire is that it might speak to your heart.- Thank you, Kenny B.
(bobkenbic1@aol.com)
DADDY? WHY DO PEOPLE HURT SO MUCH? AND WHY?S THERE SO MUCH PAIN?
WHY DO PEOPLE SCREAM AND SHOUT AND FIGHT AND FEEL NO SHAME?
WHY IS THAT MAN CRYING AND THOSE FAMILIES HAVE NO HOME?
AND WHY IS THAT CHILD DYING WITH NO FOOD JUST SKIN AND BONE?
WHY DO PEOPLE SERVE THEMSELVES WHEN OTHERS ARE IN NEED?
AND WHY DO OTHERS TURN THEIR HEADS PRETENDING NOT TO SEE?
WHY DO I SEE ALL THESE THINGS AND WHAT IS RIGHT FROM WRONG?
WHY DO SOME GET PUNISHED WHILE OTHERS WALK ALONG?
WHY SO MEN AND WOMEN HURT EACH OTHER IN SUCH WAYS?
AND WHY DO SOME HATE OTHERS WHEN THEY KNOW THAT?S NOT THE WAY?
WHY ARE ELDERS PUT IN HOMES THEIR STORIES NEVER TOLD?
AND WHY CAN?T PEOPLE GET ALONG IT SEEMS THEY LIKE THE COLD?
NOW DADDY I?VE BEEN ASKING WHY WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
MY DADDY WHY?D YOU HAVE TO GO AND WHY?S THERE SO MUCH FEAR?

MY PRECIOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS YOUR WHY?S THEY INETREST ME
IT?S TIME TO HAVE A HEART TO HEART THAT?S ALL THERE IS YOU SEE
IN THIS WORLD OF HEART-ACHE WHERE?I? IS OVER ?WE?
YOU MUST REMEMBER MANY THINGS THAT LIGHT YOUR WAY TO SEE
ONE IS THAT OF FAMILY THE NUCLEUS SO STRONG THERE?S NEVER?I? THERE?S ALWAYS ?WE? WITH THIS YOU CAN?T GO WRONG ONE GOD ONE WORLD ONE UNIVERSE ONE COSMIC FAMILY ONE IS NEVER SINGLE BUT PLURAL TWO AND THREE
TWO AND THREE AND FOUR AND FIVE COME ON AND COUNT GROW STRONG SIX AND SEVEN EIGHT AND NINE IT?S VAST AND NOT ALONE

SO WHEN YOU THINK THAT I?M NOT THERE PLEASE KNOW YOU?RE NOT JUST ONE
I?M IN YOUR MIND AND IN YOUR HEART COUNTING ON AND ON
COUNTING ON YOU WITH YOU COUNTING DAY AND NIGHT
GUIDING YOU TO FREEDOM FROM DARKNESS INTO LIGHT
THOSE YOU SEE WHICH HAVE NO HOME NO FOOD NO CLOTHES NO HEAT THE MAN THAT CRIES THE CHILD THAT DIES THE ELDERS IN THEIR SEAT
I HAD TO LEAVE YOU NOT MY CHOICE IT WAS MY TIME TO GO BUT JUST REMEMBER THIS ONE THING I?LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU SO YOU SEE THESE THINGS ?CAUSE YOU ARE YOUNG YOUR HEART IS PURE AS GOLD GOD WANTS TO USE US IN ?HIS? PLAN THAT?S WHY WE SUFFER SO WE WANT WHAT WE WANT NOT OF ?HIM? IT?S HERE WE GO ASTRAY IT?S IN OUR PAIN THAT WE REFRAIN RETURNING BACK TO HIM
SO KEEP THIS MESSAGE CLOSE AT HAND IN YOUR MIND AND HEART THERE?S NEVER ?I? THERE?S ALWAYS ?WE?
WE?LL NEVER BE APART!
God bless all parents everywhere for it?s in loving that we suffer and it?s in suffering that we learn the HEART OF GOD!
GOD BLESS YOUR HEARTS THAT SUFFER AS CHILDREN WANTING YEARNING and WAITING FOR THE TRUE MASTER OF LOVE TO RETURN!"
Kenny Bickford of waterville,ME

"Norman, I am still missing you,
you were my heart........vandaoceanview@aol.com"
Vanda of Tampa FL

"I MISS MY FRIEND. IM ONE OF THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT GOT TO SPEND THE LAST DAYS WITH JASON. HE WAS MY VEHICLE COMMANDER AND I MISS HIM DEARLY TO THIS DAY. NOT A DAY GOES BY THAT I DONT THINK OF YOU MY FRIEND. ITS BEEN ALMOST SIX YEARS, BUT I STILL AND WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY. TO ALL THE GOOD TIMES WE HAD. "TERMINATOR 3-1 OUT""
ALFONSO FLORES of LOS BANOS CA, 93635, U,S,

"I am very proud of our brave soldiers, and try to instill a sense of patriotism to my three daughters. We talk about who is doing the heavy lifting for our country, and I pray for our warriors daily. I would like those who have endured the ultimate loss to know that even though we cannot feel you loss as you do, we know that brave people have kept us safe. Brave people have kept us free. And they have our enduring respect and love. Amen."
Keith S. Krummenachr of St. Louis, Missouri

"dear morgan,
its been years now and your still in my thoughts every day. i miss you so much. and i never forgot about u ever!
love ya.."
julia hendryx of schweinfurt, germany

"Im looking for Brian Plaza of Patterson. I remember you from College. We were supposed to go on a date and i had complications then. If you get and read this message please email me!! I remember you telling me you were going into service. (ami801@aol.com) Id love to hear from you today!!"
Amy of Turlock, California/USA

"Marvin and family this is Dave Fulkerson's sister Laura I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you and yours. God bless you all."
Laura [fulkerson] Wallen of Briston, Tenn. USA

"My heart goes out to every mother who has lost her son; I was fortunate to get my son back. I would like to share with you, all of you, there is no war on terrorism. It is a sham. I am just a housewife who once believed we were fighting for a just cause. I am now convienced it is all a hoax. At our childrens expense. Think about when the towers fell. They fell just as a building would fall if it were to be demolished. Our government is letting over 2.5 million illegals in this country since this tradegy. I was clueless until this past weekend when the real terror came face to face with me. Ask questions? I called Homeland
Security to report the incident, and was told they work from 8"30-4:30 M-F, no complaints after hours, nor weekends or holidays. I have been devistated at our loss, due to a Government who is allowing all of this to happen for profit. All of them should be impeached, they are funding illegals to own thier own business, interest free, while we still are losing our children to a fake war. Make some noise, make it stop, I have wrote and called every agency I could think of; and no one responded. My child is alive; to many are dead for nothinhg. I am no on but a mother and a wife and what I witnessed this past weekend calls for action. We are being scammed and they meaning the government knows it. Look up the Coppenhagen Treaty: Calls for a One World Order. God gave us free will. I am doing my part the best I know how, never experienced anything like it in my life. I am begging the mothers of the lost ones to stand together in one voice and make the government stop. Please read up on it. That has all I have been doing for the last three days. And the information that is on the net; is so disturbing.
Our own government is setting us up.
WAKE UP!"
Susan of Amherst, Ma

"Please contact us about a link to departedngone.com website
We would like to offer you a link to departedngone.com website and we can grow together.
www.departedngone.com"
warren kennedy of Los Angeles, CA

"Hi my name is Bill our son was killed in IRAQ August 1 2003. as we all come to this site we all have a loss that we can only prey to. We hear those that we never knew. its time for our brothers and of cource sisters to end this war before our younger people have too. we have peace to look forward to but the bad must be taken care of at the cost of are loved ones that are fighting for our freedom.whebert33@yahoo.com"
whebert33@yahoo.com

"I am a Gold Star father. My son was KIA Iraq in January, 2004. I want to wish and pray comfort to and for all the other families of the fallen. Know that it WILL GET LESS PAINFUL,although your world, your reality has been permanently altered. Remember the good times, forget about the unpleasant times, smile when you think of him or her, know that he or she is in a better place and be happy for them. May the Peace and Hope and Comfort of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all and may you adjust as soon as you can to your new reality as you move through the seven stages of grief. We welcome contact from you for solace, comfort, compassionate understanding and love. contact us 24/7/365. John 14

jcdied4unme@gmail.com
562.697.0401
345 S. Monte Vista St.
La Habra, CA 90631"
Dave Chappell of La Habra, CA

"To Matt's Family,
I know becky and Brian, and i was on this website leaving a message for another fallen soldier that i new and i found Matt's page. I also served in iraq, altough i only met matt a couple of times i think of him often. Matt was a great nephew, friend and all around man who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country and i just wanted you to know that i along with many other will never forget.
(BU2 SCW) Jeff Scalici Grand Rapids MI"
BU2 SCW Jeff Scalici of grand rapids MI

"Bless the men of the USS Liberty. Our political and military leaders do not have the courage to remember and honor them. God Bless"
Ted Arens of Manistee, MI

"Hey buddy. I still miss you, You showed me what to do when i switched from USMC, See u later Bro,
James David
C CO 3d PLT 1st SQD Ldr"
james of Korea

"To the fallen:
May the ROAD rise up to meet you, the WIND be always at your back,may the SUN shine warm upon your face, the RAIN fall soft upon your fields, until we meet again may GOD holdf you in the palm of his hand.

Irish Blessing

God Bless all of you."
Bruce Williams of Lancaster , PA US

"I am Joel H. Mahills birth mother. I want to let you know how greatly I feel for your loss. Joel and I lost his father when Joel was only 8 months old. The Lord called your son home. We as humans will never understand but we will know when we ourselves arrive in the kingdom! I have been without contact with Joel for twenty some odd years .If he is anything like his father he has a heart of gold. If you could find it in your hearts to pass along my E-mail address please do. mari_bergman56@yahoo.com God is here with all of us...deeply feeling your loss...Mari. Your family will be on my prayer list at my church."
mari (mahill)(helpenstell ) bergman of brownwood texas USA

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I JUST DIDN'T HAD THE HEART TO TELL YOU.
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IN MY LAST LETTER THAT I
WROTE TO YOU MY DARLING;

I JUST DIDN'T HAD THE HEART
TO TELL YOU MY DARLING,

THAT I WAS LEAVING YOU
TONIGHT;

BUT IT WASN'T MY OWN
CHOOSING OF LEAVING YOU
TONIGHT,

WE WERE CAUGHT BETWEEN A
CROSSFIRE WITH THE ENEMY
OUT HERE ON THE BATTLEFIELD;

SOME HOW A STRAY BULLET HAD
MADE ITS WAY IN ME OUT HERE
ON THE BATTLEFIELD,

IN MY LAST LETTER THAT I
WROTE TO YOU MY DARLING;

I JUST DIDN'T HAD THE HEART
TO TELL YOU MY DARLING,

THAT I WAS LEAVING YOU
TONIGHT;

BUT IT WASN'T MY OWN
CHOOSING OF LEAVING YOU
TONIGHT,

AS I LAY DYING OUT HERE ON
THE BATTLEFIELD TONIGHT;

I'M RECITING PSALM TWENTY
THREE AND WHISPERING THE
DEAR SAVIOUR NAME,

I JUST DIDN'T HAD THE HEART
TO TELL YOU MY DARLING IN
THAT LETTER;

THAT I WAS LEAVING YOU
TONIGHT,

BUT IT WASN'T MY OWN
CHOOSING OF LEAVING YOU
TONIGHT MY DARLING.


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Charles H. Miranda of ST. LOUIS. MO.

"HEY GENARO,
MY NAME IS AMBROCIA APARICIO DAUGHTER OF YOUR AUNT ROSALEE. WE MIGHT HAVE MET ONCE WHEN WE WERE LITTLE, BUT NEVER GOT TO GET TO KNOW YOU. I JUST WANTED TO GET A CHANCE TO TELL YOU THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SACRIFICE. GOD BLESS YOU AND REST IN PEACE."
YOUR COUSIN AMBROCIA "NANA" APARICIO of ABERDEEN, WASHINGTON

"To all the Soldiers fallen or not. GOD BLESS you all. And thank you, thank you.



Thank you for
When you said good bye to your wife(husband). I was seating next to my wife(husband).
When you said good bye to your kids. I was holding and playing with my kids.
When you said good bye to your parents. I was visiting my parents.
When you had to sleep in desert. I was sleeping in my own bed.
You had to scarify so much so I can enjoy my freedom.
And most of all you had to die so I can live with dignity.

You are my hero
Thank you"
jalil L. of Ogden, Utah

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I WHISPER YOUR NAME TO THE WIND.
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YOU HAVE GONE WITH THE WIND
SO FAR AWAY ACROSS THE SKY;

YOU HAVE GONE WITH THE WIND
SO FAR AWAY ACROSS THE SKY,

I WHISPER YOUR NAME TO THE
WIND;

I WHISPER YOUR NAME TO THE
WIND,

THE WIND CARRIES YOUR NAME
SO FAR AWAY ACROSS THE SKY;

THERE'S A FIRE IN THE SKY
AS THE SOUND OF THUNDER AND
LIGHTNING ARE ROARING
ACROSS THE SKY,

THEN SUDDENLY FROM OUT OF
NO WHERE I HEAR YOUR SWEET
SOFTLY VOICE CALLING OUT
TO ME IN THE WIND;

AND IT BRINGS TEARS OF JOY
TO MY EYES TO HEAR YOUR
SWEET SOFTLY VOICE CALLING
OUT TO ME IN THE WIND.


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Charles H. Miranda of ST. LOUIS. MO.

"I recall SFC Ordish's events as well....I was able to attend Capt. Miller's funeral and I was moved beyond words. I imediately wanted payback for what had happened to him and voulentered to go to Iraq. I was fortunate enough to of survived. Capt. Miller was hands down the best CO I have ever had in ACTIVE duty or NATIONAL GUARD! He told you like it was wether you wanted to hear it or not. I wept at the petoskey vietnam veterans moving wall in 2008 when I saw the OIF/OEF veterand tags... there were gold dog tags there of fallen hero's of both wars. I read the names of 6 people I have served and with and whom I consider my brothers that day and it hit me harder than any IED I encountered in Iraq. "Strength and Honor" TILL WE MEET AGAIN BROTHER TOM!"
SFC Stafford of Boyne City

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WHEN YOU CRY; I CRY TOO.
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I FEEL YOUR PAINS;

I FEEL YOUR SORROW,

I FEEL YOUR GRIEF;

I FEEL YOUR SADNESS,

I FEEL WHAT YOU ARE
FEELING TOO;

FOR WHEN YOU CRY,
I CRY TOO.

AND IT HURTS TO SEE
ANOTHER BROTHER ARE
A SISTER OF MINE
DYING OUT ON THE
BATTLEFIELD;

THE WHOLE WORLD IS
A BATTLEFIELD FOR
ALL OF THE SOLDIERS
AND POLICEMEN
AND FIREMEN TOO,

THEY SAY THAT GOD
HIMSELF ALSO WEEP
WHEN WE DIE.

YES I FEEL YOUR
PAINS;

YES I FEEL YOUR
SORROW,

YES I FEEL YOUR
GRIEF;

YES I FEEL YOUR
SADNESS,

YES I FEEL WHAT
YOU ARE FEELING
TOO;

AND YES FOR WHEN
YOU CRY, I CRY
TOO.


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Charles H. Miranda of ST. LOUIS MO.

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YOUR LOVE WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART.
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I'LL CLING ON TO YOUR LOVE
IN MY HEART;

I WON'T LET GO OF YOUR LOVE
IN MY HEART,

YOUR LOVE WILL REMAIN IN MY
HEART FOREVER;

I'LL HOLD ON TO YOUR LOVE
SO TIGHTLY AS THOUGH IT WAS
MADE OF GOLD,

YOUR LOVE WILL ALWAYS BE MY
TREASURE;

I'LL SEAL UP YOUR LOVE
IN MY HEART,

I'LL CHERISH YOUR LOVE IN MY
HEART FOREVER;

YOUR LOVE WILL ALWAYS BE MY
KEEPSAKE IN MY HEART,

NOT EVEN DEATH ITSELF CAN
SEPARATE YOUR LOVE IN MY
HEART;

AND I WON'T LET YOUR LOVE
WITHER OR FADE AWAY IN MY
HEART,

YOUR LOVE WILL ALWAYS LINGER
ON AND ON IN MY HEART;

YOUR LOVE WILL ALWAYS BE IN
MY HEART FOREVER.


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Charles H. Miranda of ST. LOUIS. MO.

"Thank you Daddy for loving your country and loving your family. You spent 3 1/2 years in a POW CAMP in Japan from 1942-1945 and managed to make it home alive - a lot thinner but alive. You are and always will be my Hero! God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be so he put his arms around you and whispered "come to me." I hope you and Peggie are together now making up for lost time. It makes me so happy to know you are together again. With all my heart, your daughter, Mary."
Mary Somerfield-Martz of Helendale, Ca USA

"never forget what you all have done.amazing people that gave everythink for there country. corporal walker
2 rifles
british army"

"I just wanted to say thank you soldiers men and women.I had a wonderful nephew. He was killed 3-11-07.He was 20 years old.He was the best nephew,son,brother and grandson& uncle.We love you Little.PFC John F Landry.Love Auntie Rae"
Rae Tallent of Lowell,Ma Usa

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FOLLOW THE RAINBOW TO HEAVEN.
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A Soldier had die out on the
battlefield;

Broken hearts are weeping For
Them,

But take comfort of knowing
that God had sent Them a
rainbow from heaven;

The Souls of the Soldiers
have gone to there home
in heaven,

Our Loved One's has follow
God's lovely rainbow in the
sky;

All the way to the end of the
sky.

That leads all the way to the
other end of the Lord's
house in heaven,

So just keep on praying and
trust that God will send us
that same rainbow in the sky;

Where Our Loved One's are
waiting For You and For Me at
the end of the rainbow in
heaven.

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Charles H. Miranda of Affton. Mo.

"Semper Fi. Thanks for sticking it out with 2/5. Your presnce was a blessing. A true American Hero, bro"
DJ of PA

"I would like to honor the fallen heroes by sharing with their loved ones the poem I wrote based on my own near death experience:

WHERE ARE YOU NOW?

It?s been a long time since I saw you last.
I remember how we used to laugh and cry, talk and play.
Been with you was so much fun!
Now I feel how much I really miss you.

Sometimes when I lay down in bed I think of you.
I remember the fun times we spent together and I wonder
if someone is there with you sharing a laugh or two.
Where are you now?

Where am I now you ask?
Well, let me tell you??.
I?m in a place of love and joy
A place of music and lights.

I didn?t feel sad or lost or had any fear when I left
Because when I closed my eyes for the last time
My soul went to this beautiful place
Where I felt I was in my new loving home.

It was like there were two front doors in our house
One next to the other, and when my eyes closed
The first door closed too but the second one opened
And led me to this beautiful new world.

When I died I felt warm and fuzzy and happy.
I was excited to be in this new place of music and lights
And after a while I new that one day I?ll see you again
When you too come to this beautiful place.

We now live in two different worlds
Being so far apart we can?t see each other like before
For now I will be your invisible friend and
Silently I?ll laugh and cry and play with you.

For now I will be in your heart and in your memories
Think of me and I?ll be there with you
Smile when you remember me
And you will feel that I?m smiling back at you.

Don?t cry because I?m not around anymore
Be happy that we had each other for a while
Live your life with joy and love
And trust yourself to be the best that you can be.

I love you forever and will wait for the day
When we can be together again
In this wonderful place of music and lights
where I am now waiting for you.
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By Ingrid Buraczenski, copyright2008
heavenandback78@hotmail.com"
Ingrid Buraczenski of Ponca Cy, Oklahoma

"I miss you man"
DJ

"It takes a brave and strong loving caring person to do the things you guys have done many people take there life for granted when yall getin life taken away for us i have the up most respect and i send my condolences to all the families who has lost a love one cause i lost my first cousin staff sdt kendall waters-bey im still trying to get over it much respect to fallen men and women"
Trinia of BaltoMD

"2009 and I continue to have you and your famiy in my prayers. I still remember when Artie and Jessica arrived at school with their new little one ovewhelmed with emotions... Artie you have made people proud and i'm greatful for what you have done for us."
Virginia (Vicky) Arzola of El Paso, TX

"Spc Marlon Jackson, I still have not forgotten about you brother. I like to say hello to Vanessa Selby, Lois La Grenade, and father, Leighton Jackson. Khabir, your mentor and brother was a good man, friend and Soldier. God bless to you all."
SFC Pitre, Greg A of Heidelberg, Germany

"What up boy...woke up this morning in was thinkiing about you...yeah I knw I ain't gay..but anyways miss you a lot dog...its been some time now since you been gone a lot has change you knw with all of us...but for some reason I knw you up there looking down shaken at most in smiling a little hear in there...but you will forever be in my heart in on my mind godbless in tell tupac I said what up."
F. Joseph Bernard III of MoVal CA

"Thank You!!!"
Theresa Conde of Orlando, Fl

"thank you to all who gave all, you will never be forgotten ----- God bless you all --"
Mille Harris-Hickey, mother of Joshua W. Harris, KIA Afghanistan 9-17-08 of Romeoville, IL, USA

"Awesome military tribute:
www.myspace.com/marchalli"
Marchalli of StL, MO USA

"Gone but not and never forgotten.Your memory will always be with me and that terrible night will haunt me to the day I die.Your Scorpion brother,SGT Ellison George
P.S. May God help and protect your daughter Lillian through her life."
Sgt Ellison George of Franklin,PA/USA

"I always wondered what I would find if I googled my own name, and I was proudly directed to this site. Reading all the messages of friends,colleugess, and family it is profound to say that THE Sean Grimes is not only an American Hero but someone that truly put others ahead of himself. The story of the young lady who lost her hair and had Sean there to comfort her was amazing. As a fellow Sean Grimes, I hope that I can aspire to carry on the name in some form or fashion. God bless the SEAN GRIMES!"
Sean Grimes of Denver, Colorado

"collier u will be loved from everyone here noing u fought fo us ...
and i will never forget u. :) -jackie-................."
jackie delgado- of mchenery

"Bob, Cherry, thank you for being there for us when Zach was attacked.. We are still struggling with many aspects... would love to talk to you again..
penny, jerry"
penny myers of Delaware,ohio,USA

"Cory was my best friend and I ws there when he fell. This is to his parents, please contact me as soon as you can I lost my phone and everyones information. Cory will always be missed."
Daniel of Fairfax, VA

"Thanks, To everyone who knew my brother and love him just as much as we do. I know he touch many of hearts and he will always be with us through his memory. My family thank everyone for all there prayers and thoughtful gifts. Its hard to lose some one but it taught us to live life to the fullest and enjoy it while you can!! If you ever want to contact me my email it is sunshine@gmail.com or andersonmarykay26@yahoo.com"
Carletta anderson of Florence,SC, 29501

"I will always remember their sacrifice."
Ken Hines of Alexandria, VA

"What's up Morgan!! Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. You inspire just as much now as before. I keep your photo up in my office and converse with you as we often did back in Memphis. Thank you for being you and for being my friend. I miss you."
Rodney Scaife of Fairfax, VA

"Here is a song that I wrote in honor of ALL fallen Hero's
It is calle A Soldiers Last Ride Just Copy and Paste this addressee
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFqpW-D9Bx0"
Dustin Clark of High Ridge Mo, 63049

"You dont know me but I just wanted say thank you. I happened upon this memorial and it saddens me to know that such a brave lost his life fighting for what the rest of us take for granted everyday. You lost your life fighting for me and everybody like me and because of that I am humbled and honored to know that someone as great as you, whom I never knew gave everything for all of us. Thank You"
Chris

"Tony just wanted to say i miss you not a day passes where i just wish i could have hugged you longer when we said goodbye. I know someday we will see eachother again."
Ashley of Rochester NY

"My wife, three daughters and I keep you in our prayers and know our brave warriors are doing the heavy lifting for us all. God bless you."
keith s krummenacher of St. Louis, Missouri

"adam,
thers not a day that goes bye that i dont think of you. I really miss you. we where childhood friends.i cant explain how much pain i feel of your lost. you grew up in a tuff environment,no father nobody to look up to then came lee ur Big Brother.i remember going out every weekend to eat with you both.i know god is now wathching over in haven.i love you and miss you so much. one of your best friends mike murph"
michael murphy of manchester,nh,usa

"Hello, everyone. I am part of "The Mission Continues," a nonprofit that empowers wounded and disabled veterans to serve in their communities. We always need more volunteers to do letter writing campaigns, tributes for fallen soldiers, and service projects in honor of our fellows. Please check us out at www.missioncontinues.org to find out how you can help!"
Rhiannan Price of St. Louis, MO

"Thank you for defending our Country.... my uncle died in iraq roll over 2004... spc michael a. martinez. army national guard 248th in ct"

"Can You add my son Corpsman Dustin Burnett killed in Afghanistan 06/20/2008. He was with 2/7 Marine Unit out of 29 palms and they lost 19 boys during their deployment. My email address is militarymomscoloradoriver@yahoo.com"
Debbie Nuchols Gold Star Mom of Corman Dustin K. Burnett KIA 6/20/08 of Bullhead City, AZ

"Jake,
5 years already! WOW, time sure flies. Just thought I would let you know that I still think of you all the time. I know you watch over me, I can hear your laugh quite often! Keep watching and enjoy the show, it is sure to be better!"
Stephanie of Medical Lake

"Thank you to everyone who has served and are now fallen, because you have given me the liberty and the rights to live here today. Words will never express my gratitiude. Thanks so much! crayonppl@aol.com"
Zach'ry Harshbarger of Richmond, IN 47374 U.S.A.

"?Honor and Remember? - ?Project Compassion? We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate ? It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,750 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
Mothers of our heroes, please be aware that the Project Compassion sponsors will now help cover the costs of the portraits for you to have one - regardless if the spouse of the hero has one or not!
Contact us directly at PSpec. Adriana N. Salem
rojectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna
Project Compassion
P.O. Box 153
Manti, Utah 84642"
Kenna _ Project Compassion of Manti, Utah USA

"We miss you uncle travis!!! Hope your doing fine in heaven Luv the Levi's...and your niece Bridgette"
Bridgette Levi of Las Vegas, NV

"hi daddy"
ashley

"I wanted to say thank you for all you do! I understand far to well what its like to leave your family and love one! Just know u are loved and missed.."
danielle of cleveland, ohio

"I did not know any of you personally, but I have two small children and I wanted to thank you and your brave families for giving them the gift of Freedom. I promise I will raise my children to honor your memories and to cherish the nation that you protected. May our Lord Bless you and the ones that you held dear. You will all be together again soon. Life is but a vapor. Until then,from the bottom of a mother's heart, Thank You."
Tiffani Price of Humble, Texas

"We will always remember. James, you are our hero. Never forgotton. Always in our hearts. I spoke to the kids today about 9/11 and your fight for peace. Hopefully one day they will tell their kids and they will tell their kids. Freedom is NOT free. Thank you, James. We love and miss you, buddy! Love, Aunt Janet"
Janet Flint of Leesburg, Florida/USA

"I just watched A great movie honoring one of my fallen brother's. Remember, always that Chance did not die in vain, he died for his country and his love for the Corp. and for that he will always be remembered. To his parents thank you for a true blessing, a son,a brother, a friend and a true "Devil Dog" in every since of the word. Behalf of myself and my family, Thank you for your sacarfice of my fallen Marine bother.

V/R
Former Marine 3RD MAW-H&HS CO. CAMP PENDLETON, CA.
"Sempri Fi"
SGT. Martinez J.J"
J.J MARTINEZ of IMPERIAL BEACH, CA.

"I salute all the soldiers and sailors who so bravely guard our country,,,I am a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy. To my friend who was killed in Iraq on May 16th, 2003...Master Sergeant William Payne....I will greet you with a salute when we meet again. God Bless you all."
Ronnie Marks of Otsego, Michigan

"PFC ROCKHOLD i wear your band with pride..."
jamie of yuma, az

"i was in iraq around the same time but we never met(that i can rember), about a week ago i ordered a new kia braclet and i got yours bro i was wounded 15 days after your kia date .. i wear your band with pride now.... thank you brother...."
jamie of yuma, az

"I would like to thank God and thank the parents of SFC Jared Monti; thank them for allowing us the pleasure of knowing Jared. I was Jared's Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course instructor and I am honored to have been given the chance to work with him. We were not only Soldiers in arms but friends as well. Mr. and Mrs Monti, thank you for raising such a great man. We are all blessed for having known him. May God forever bless you and your family."
SFC Jackie Dunn (retired) of Lawton, OK.

"HEY MY HERO . MY ANGEL I AM HERE AT HOME LOOKING AT SOME PICS OF WHEN ME AND YOU WERE LITTLE . I MISS U SO SO MUCH AND WILL NEVER FORGET ALL THE MOMENTS.IT HAS BEEN REALLY HARD,I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERY DAY.AS YEARS GO BY IT STILL GETS HARDER AND HARDER THIS PAIN WILL NEVER GO AWAY.I WANTED YOU TO KNOW HOW PROUD I AM TO HAVE A BROTHER LIKE YOU AND HOW LUCKY I WAS TO GROW UP WHITH SUCH AN IMPORTANT PERSON LIKE YOU. THANK YOU GOD FOR GIVING ME THE CHANCE TO BE JOSE ANGEL GARIBAY'S SISTER " "RIP" MY HERO thank you for your sacrifice god bless you always. thank you every body for your support may god bless you all always.MAY GOD GIVE STRENGTH TO ALL THE FAMILIS THAT LOST THERE LOVED ONES. I EXPRESS MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO ALL.GOD BLESS YOU ARRON AND RICHARD.THANK YOU FOR EVERY THING YOU GUYS DID FOR MY BROTHER.AND FOR BEING THERE FOR HIM WHEN HE NEEDED YOU."
crystal garibay of orange county

"another 3 have left us 2 today as 1 arrives home in the uk i think lives are worth a lot more i am thnking what i have been telling anyone that would listen there is a 3rd way know one my thikging may be out there 3rd way means kown more killing of ourselves we have know ememys 2 all womenkind and m
ankind
we should be leaders of hary patch and ask them through talks and the lives on earth war did not work one hundred years ago the 3rd way is my only hope i am the founder of the 3rd way but know 1 is listening peace know more wars 3rd way is a dream of every one of us my email is darrenjones54@yaoo.com"
darren jones of england

"Frantz,

Keep Soldiering my man! We are still fighting this war that you know best. We love and miss you man! All of us who served in Baghdad with you will never forget the day you paid the ultimate sacrifice! You will never be forgotten by your brothers in arms, and always know that we are still getting revenge for you down here on this what we call earth. To the family of the man Frantz stay strong our Soldier is still here with us and he is still serving his country on a daily basis as he loved to do! He is still getting revenge for what those horrible people have taken from us I can personaly guarantee this! We miss you killer! Long Live the Spartans and the Warriors"
SSG Auton of Germany

"?Honor and Remember? - ?Project Compassion? We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate ? It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,660 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna"
Project Compssion- Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"my brother sgt 1st class william bennett is one of the fallen heroes he was killed in iraq 9/12/03. i am very blessed to have a brother who loved me enough to lay down his life for me. and i feel the same for all his fellow heroes who have done the same. to all the other families of fallen heroes my love and thoughts are with you may god bless and keep you."
rosie funkhouser of baker wv usa

"To all of the fallen soldiers and their families, may God grant you peace and all of His tender mercies."

"To our angel Jose Antonio Gutierres and his family.
I was whatching a documental and was so touched to see how Jose was searching for love, the message a received, was that his life was not short, for as we know, God has a purpose and time with us all, The time Jose had in this earth was the time God had secured for him, and I as a believer of Gods Promise, believe in my heart, that our brother in Chirst, Jose accomplished the Lords work in this land. I lift my heart to our Lord in prayers for all of us, giving thanks to our Lord for the gift of Jose antonio Gutierrez. Amen"
Martha E. Bisono of New York

"I served with Ivica Jerak during Desert Storm, while assigned to 690th Medical Co., Ft. Benning, GA from 90 until 92. He was my section SGT, he was a mentor, a teacher, and a "Highly Motivating Soldier. RIP RANGER, SF Soldier"
D. Evans of Slidell, La

"?Honor and Remember? - ?Project Compassion? We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate ? It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,600 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna"
Kenna - Project Compassion of Manti, Utah USA

"You are gone but not forgotten! RIP"

"To all the families of their Fallen Heroe.
My prayers for the Lord to bless you and help you through this horrible time in life have been heard and you shall soon find peace and understanding of why our merciful God has chosen your loved one at this time to serve in Heaven.
Mona Sebastien-- "Gold Star Mom""
Mona Sebastien of Opelousas, LA 70577

"To everyone who lost a family member on November 2 2003 my condolences goes out to you all. I still can't seem to shake that moment it had happen. I love you all. BLOOD AND STEEL!! 6/25/09 /0527HOURS"
SPC.JOHNSON of Savannah, Georgia

"I'm sorry dad you got killed I will always remember you by your medals Your Son Christian"
Christian of Kahoka,MO

"I'm so sorry it had to end this way I'll always remember you I love you and I miss you very much. Your Daughter Soliga"
Soliga Burkhardt of Kahoka,MO

"lee this is me. this has has taken me so long to confront the emptiness of your laugh your smile your warm hugs. you have shown me the subtle ways to take on life and its many obstacles. i remember the last time i saw you. i was inside inside grandmas house, and i saw your black dodge pull up. i walked outside and you were changing a tire. for no no reason i walked up to you and even though you were busy i told you that "i love you wayne." it caught you by surprise but that was something that you always expected from family so you smiled. i love you and miss you soo much.i never would have thought that was the last hug you would ever give me. i remember the day when you, sho, and i were sittin at lover's lane lookin out at luke, smilin and laughin lovin life and enjoyin brotherly love. the time we ran from the cops in my colt and sittin at the foothills just laughin at the cops. you are deeply missed. i have two daughters now, mykal michelle and tsalie lee. they both know their uncle with great respect and admiration. you will and forever be our ARMY OF ONE! I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU BROTHER TIL WE MEET AGAIN. chris"
chris lee of luke, az

"To the family of Gregory L. Wahl. Thank you for all you do to bring honor and remembrance to our fallen soldiers. May you have peace in knowing we shall never forget the sacrifice of your dear Gregory."
Judy C. Campbell of Wilmington, DE

"SSG Petrekin was a kindred spirit. No matter how bad it was or what was going on I never saw him down on himself, his men, or his country. It was a pleasure to serve with him."
WR DeWare of Tyler Tx

"Guess I will never stop missing you! HAppy Early birthday my love."

"May God Bless you all."
Leila Shipman of Texas

"May God bless our fallen heros"

"We will never forget you David you live in our thoughts, in our memories you were a part of our lives. We grew up together you were so goofy you always made me laugh even when I was sad, you were always the smartest one of the bunch that's for sure. We love you & I know your shinning down on us from heaven. Thank you for you sacrifice. We love you and we will always remember your bravery........."
Lucy Garza of Port Isabel Texas

"Brother you were my best friend. I will always miss you and think about you constantly. Sorry you couldn't attend my wedding , but i know you were watching from above. I wore my t- shirt with your picture on it under my blues @ the wedding. I know we will meet again, in the next life so untill then brother... Semper Fi"
CPL Weir, Ricky H of Atlanta, Ga. USA

"Thank you to all those men and women who have given their lives for our country, and to those who are still fighting. It is thanks to you my children will have real heros! Thank you to the families who stand behind these great men and women. Thank you and God bless."
Pierce Family of Idaho

"To our son Cpl. Dale E. Fracker Jr. who is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we are so very proud of you and all of the brave men and women who have fought and died for our great country. And one day we will all be together in heaven with our Heavenly Father, and Mama and I love and miss you so very much. And anyone who would like to contact my wife and I may at dale.fracker@yahoo.com."
Dale E. Fracker Sr. of California

"I KNOW THAT YOU ARE RESTING IN PEACE MY LITTLE COUSIN. THIS IS YOUR UNCLE JOE.HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY."
SFC MAZAGWU, JOSEPH of MIAMI, FL

"In honor and in memory of brave women and men who put their lives at risk, and for their families who also make huge sacrifices, in order to provide all the comforts and freedoms that I enjoy and take for granted all too often, saying thank you doesn't seem to be enough, but I say it with a very grateful heart. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You."
Liz of Pittsburgh, PA

"dear alex morgan iknow how much you miss your dad i know someone who loss a dad it was lily and noah hines their father tim hines died in washington dc from nemuion and he was in car bomb over in Irauq it was hard on lilly and noah to losehim."
jessica hester of cincinnati, ohio

"On this Memorial Day
Me and my two little sisters would like
to say thank you to all the
familys who lost a loved one.
Thank you for your sacrifice.
We will never forget.
We pray for you every day.
We pray for the troops that are
overseas right now.
Come home safely."
of Wyoming

"dwight morgan you are my hero and thank you serving our coutry god bless america."
jessica hester of cincinnati, oh

"Dwight j. morgan thank you for serving for our county god belss america."
jessica of cincinnati, oh

"As an Army Recruiter who speak to thousands of Americans each year, it seems to me that most people think Freedom was purchased at Walmart. Low price, convinient, and close to your house. For those of us who shared a foxhole far away from home, who lost a brother in arms, Freedom has a different taste. Let's remember every day gave us that Freedom. Remember those who gave it all!"
SFC Martinez Gabriel A of Jacksonville, FL

"Ever since I was a young child, I would always, for some reason unbeknownst to me, cry on memorial day. My dad, a Vietnam vet, would talk to me and explain that I would cry because I was very thankful for their sacrifice.

As I am now thirty years old I realize that not only is this true, but I feel an awful sense of emptiness- especially when I puruse the list of fallen sons, daughters, husbands, wives, moms and dads who are younger than I. And I think about where I was when I was 22, 23, 24, 25 years old and of the things I had seen and experienced at those ages.

If I could give those years back and in so doing restore to the living those same children who so bravely and selflessly sacrificed all...I would do it in a heartbeat.

But I realize that that can never happen. And so, to those families who feel the burning emptiness that is the loss of a loved one on the field of battle, I offer the long forgotten words included in a letter to Mrs. Bixby in Boston, MA many years ago:
***
Dear Madam,--

I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle.

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.

I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

A. Lincoln
***

On this the most solemn of our national holidays, I ask that the good Lord above be with you."
Jeff of Barker, NY

"To the family of Staff Sgt. Russell Slay: This Memorial Day I am thinking of Russell and his selfless sacrifice. My prayers are with you, his family, and hope that you have found some peace."
Kellie of Humble

"I think all the messages here
have said it for me.
Freedom isn't free and I am sorry
for your loss.
I thank you for the sacrifice
you made to keep our country free.
We can sleep knowing that someone
somewhere stands the wall to keep
us safe.
My family proudly served our country and would do it again if called.
Some made the ultimate sacrifice
in Vietnam and other places
and my heart goes out to those
who have lost loved ones especially
in IraQ,and Afganastian.
Sorry for the spelling.
I am honored to help other Veterans
and their families at our Veteran
state colition meetings
representating Native American Veterans.
I pray for every service member and
their families.
I am sorry for your loss and want
you to know that the families of
past conflicts and wars support
you and are there for you in time
of need.
Even though things were different
then we all still family and we
need to encourage and support each
other and see each other through
the tough times.
We hope we can be there for you
if you need us.
My prayers and thought are with you.
We have a strong support system
in Brevard County, Florida and a
Veterans State Colition that works for
Veterans and their families.
We honor Veterans and their families
especially every year at our Vietnam and All Veterans especially at the opening and closing ceremonies at our wall in
April in Melbourne,Florida."
Ranaie Morningstar of Cocoa,Florida, U.S.A.

"To all our Service Man and Women, Thank You for all your dedication to your country. The time away from your loved ones do not go unnoticed. As I lay myself to go to sleep at night, I am so grateful to have you protecting me and my family. Please know all your sacrifises do not go unnoticed. Because of you we live in the greatest country in the world. May God bless you and all your familes!"
Brian D. Bartholomew of Boca Raton, Florida USA

"We will never forget the sacrifice of Karl or your family."
Teri & Jamie of Chester, VA

"Former SPC Barrera Hey brother I still remember the day we were ambushed our bradley came under fire we dismounted left and supress the fire to get to the buildings near by thank for your service and for your bravery"
William Barrera of Los Angeles, CA

"Hey i can;t believe this is the first time i am writing on here i think about you everyday and cry and i can;t believe i never got to tell you good bye and that is the worst thing that kills me i will always remember the fight we got in before you left and i wish that it would have never happened
**Katie says hello**
]I love you foreva and always
(HTTW LOL)"
Kelly Dale of Berlin PA

"To all who have lost a loved one in conflict, I want you to know that I teach my three daughters how important your loss is to our freedom. We pray for your loss and want you to know what it means to us every day. My family will not forget what you have given us, and we keep you in our daily prayers. God bless you."
Keith Krummenacher of St. Louis, Missouri

"Unselfishly, you left your fathers and your mothers, You left behind your sisters and your brothers. Leaving your beloved children and wives, You put on hold your dreams, your lives. On foreign soil, you found yourself planted To fight for those whose freedom you granted. Without your sacrifice, their cause would be lost But you carried onward, no matter the cost. Many horrors you had endured and seen. Many faces had haunted your dreams. You cheered as your enemies littered the ground You cried as your brothers fell all around. When it was over, you all came back home, Some were left with memories to face all alone Some found themselves in the company of friends As their crosses cast shadows across the land. Those who survived were forever scarred Emotionally, physically, permanently marred. Those who did not, now sleep eternally Beneath the ground they had given their lives to keep us free. With a hand upon my heart, I feel The pride and respect my reverence is revealed In the tears that now stream down my upturned face As our flag waves above you, in her glory and grace. Freedom was the gift that you unselfishly gave Pain and death was the price that you ultimately paid. Every day, I give my utmost admiration To those who had fought to defend our nation. ~Author Unknown~"
William Taylor of Bonita Springs, Fl.

"i really miss my brother a lot but i pray for my brother every night.lord knows i miss him.its really hard for me.but hes gone and i will miss him very much."
Iesha of jeanerette

"My prayers are for the heroes and family members.
You are all courageous and strong. I feel for your losses and know that God will prevail in the end.
Thanks to all of our servicemen and women."
Roberta Schick of Pittsburgh, Pa.

"I LOVE MY LITTEL BROTHER I WILL ALL WAY REMEBER YOU IN MINE AND IN MY HEART I NOT GOING TO FOR GET YOU MY LITTEL BROTHER I LOVE YOU BROTHER."
JOSE.G.MARTIR of MILTON PA NORTHUMBERLAND

"i am so sorry you died i know your name will carry on.i was looking for my family tree and found i am related to you well you are my hero."
hannah laskowski of bosie idaho

"It has been over five years since I lost you. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Your face is engraved in my mind. You will always have my heart. It hurts so much living life without you. At times I thought I was going crazy. All I am trying to do is live my life, but there are certain people who have been mean and saying mean things about us while they hide behind their computer screens as the cowards they are. They want to criticize a relationship they truly know nothing about. I find peace in remembering that what we shared was only about us. This one girl who continues to speak badly of us while hiding behind her computer in peachtree city,georgia doesnt know the first thing about what it means to lose your best friend. It is a tragic loss and a very painful one. But that's okay my love. This love is between us. Only you and me babe. You are sacred in my heart. Until we meet again."

"This is justin loughran's brother on the third annavisery of his death just wanted to say that I miss u more than ever there was so many things that we never got to do and so many things that I never got to say to u but just wanted to say u may be gone but never forgotten"
anthony loughran of holyoke,ma usa

"I have been here before, and the dog tags for Dominic Hinton are with his Aunt Rose. I ride in the Illinois freedom rum, out of Chicago. We receive replica dog tags of service men who have been killed. I do have dog tags of a Christopher Raymond DeGiovine 25 years old. If any family member would like them contact me at gmabetts-3@comcast.com I would be glad to send them. I am sure that this would mean a lot to someone. Thank you"
Betty Beckley of Burbank, Illinois/USA

"Crazy, your death has truly made me crazy. I loved you and you loved our country. I tried to talk you out of it but it was impossible. I hope you know how I felt, how I loved you, how I still love you. All the songs, pictures, all the drinks hurt me. You hurt me. I feel like you did this to me. It hurts me but now when the military salutes, I salute. I have given the gift for my country. I hope you know, I have suffered. I know you never meant to hurt me. I know that's why you called me but it stil hurts. It will always hurt. Thank you for trying to make it right; no one knows, just us. I love you in some crazy way until the day I die!"
Rugby Angel of Malden, MA

"I wear purple,pinks and yellows, as he wears his army greens. He walks in combat boots, while I'm walking in jeans.as I slowly get weaker he stands harder than a stone. He's fighting off this war, while I'm waiting back home. You can see the determination in his eyes, and feel the strength in his heart. He's the strongest man you know, even while your apart. You miss him like crazy, but wouldn't have it any other way. While he's fighting for us we fight to stay okay. He's the pride that I feel and the love that I hold. He's the greatestashlee story, of strength and wisdom ever told. So I'll stand by his side, and silently stay out of the way. As my United States solider, fights for the U.S. of A."
Ashlee Clements of West Allis Wis

"God bless you Jimmy Shawn and your very loving family. Thank you for your service to our country."
Amy of central IL

"It was an honor to serve with your son.
God bless you and your familiy.
Semper Fi
Panther 3."
Sgt Dwight Gray of West Palm Beach Florida

"Butler, it is your old teamleader SGT Berry I am sorry that I lost touch with you and LoCurto. I am sad to hear of your passing but I now know you are in a better place. I remember that is was you and LoCurto that help me be strong when I thought I was weak over in IRAQ."
Kevin Berry of Augusta GA

"my prayers goes to the family of ben colgan who died in iraqi,colgan you are my hero and the proud of the entire america nations,as well as other fallen heroes,may your soul rest in peace"
Richard of BIAFRAN LAND"
Richard of BIAFRAN LAND,richardronald2010@yahoo.com

"Every Friday afternoon, from 12-1pm, a group of retired (and occasionally active) Veterans gather at Monument Terrace here in Lynchburg, Va. to show support for our troops serving far from home. This "rally" has been going for over 380 consecutive weeks! Rain or shine, hot or cold...nothing prevents the gathering. I joined them, having never served in the military, a few months ago; And I've been hooked. I plan to see it through until the last troops come home. It isn't about politics either. No matter what your stand is on the reasons for going to war, everyone is welcome. I'll be flying my flag this Friday for Jim Cathey. This is an open invitation for all to join us (we usually number between 20-30 flags). Check it out on youtube...just look up Monument Terrace Rally...Or check out the "Running Color Guard" from the Virginia Ten Miler. We run for the Troops as well. It's on youtube under "Patriotic Flag Run", I carry the National 9-11 Rememberance Flag. THANK YOU !!!!"
Pete of Lynchburg, Va

"May God through his Son, Jesus the Christ and the power of his Holy Spirit lift up the hearts of all the families of those who served our great country, that have paid the ultimate sacrifice in laying their lives upon the alter of freedom. My Brothers and Sisters in uniform are at rest in the Lord. May they all return in glory with our King
Jesus. And peace reigns forever more."
L/CPL Mark Kerrick of Iliinois, USA

"I really APPRECIATE the Service and Troops. Their Sacrifices. so I donate my website in tribute to our Troops.
www.myspace.com/michael_1701
Feel Free to visit and share"
Michael Friddle of crawfordville, Fl. USA

"Vermont hasnt been the same with out you Bean. I still remember you chearing me up by telling stories of shooting frogs in the firld out in Charlotte. Im not great with endings so Ill say this, Ill catch up with you in a while"
Peter McClary of Charlotte Vt

"THANK YOU, YOUR CHOICE TO DEFFEND OUR FREEDOM IS REWARDED AND REMEMBERD EVERY TIME A CHILD IS BORNE INTO FREEDOM. THE FALLEN WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN."
ANTHONY J. BRONZENE of CORINTH,NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

"After watching the movie Taking Chance, I just needed to thank GOD and for all of the Chance Phelps that serve and fight for my liberty and right to pursue happiness!! Phelps family please accept my condolensces for the sacrifice of your son, I do not pretend to know you sadness but my heart breaks for you. and all the families with children in harms way. At 46 yrs old and seeing the changes in my time I certainly realize more than ever how important it is that young men and women are willing to lay down their lives for our freedom!!"
Scott Bishop of Bowie, Texas USA

"After watching the movie Taking Chance, I can still remember and honor my father, and all the military by quoting a HINDUS phrase:
'God is the shadow player and we are the puppets, but at night when rhe scene is finished,he puts us all in the same box, the good puppets and the bad ones.'
May God bless all our sevice men and God bless AMERICA."
WILLIAM GLASS of SOMERS POINT, NEW JERSEY

"my dad is brandon"
madelyn dronet of u.s.a

"i miss my dad"
madelyn dronet of usa

"The Human Cost of War- I went for a long trip over the weekend. It was my nieces 6th birthday. She was born 7 days before her dad was deployed to Iraq. It was the only time they would spend together. The last time I talked to my brother, was 6 years ago today. He called with great news and bad news all at the same time. He wanted to tell me his first child, a little girl was born. He said his mom was there and that she cried. He said the birth was truly a miracle and his wife was amazing. He was a very proud father and he had always loved kids so I knew he would be a very hands on dad. Then he told me that he was being deployed and was leaving in a few days. My heart sank and we talked about what it all meant. He said that he had been training for this for 5 years and it was his job. He told me not to worry. We exchanged several emails before he actually left and then he was gone to Iraq. I kept in touch with his wife while he was gone and starting in October we were really excited because he was coming home the next month. Well, he came home early because he was KIA around the end of October. I met my neice for the first time in the parking lot of a funeral home in Arlington Virginia, she was 7 months old. I met her mom for the first time standing in front of my brothers coffin a little while later when we entered the funeral home.
Shortly after her 4th birthday, I traveled again to see my niece. This time I was also there to attend her mothers funeral. Her mom had passed on after years of struggling with severe PTSD and all of the evil that comes with it. Once again, we traveled to D.C. and buried her there with her husband, my brother. Section 60.
So it was great to see my niece she is a beautiful 6 year old with both her parents wonderfully woven all through her. It was also very emotional for me, I feel like she has been cheated of so much. I feel like we all have. My parents, my sister in laws parents, my niece especially and all of the families who live with situations like this. My heart breaks for the Gold Star Mothers and Fathers and Families."

"He's five foot two
And he's six feet four
He fights with missiles and with spears
He's all of thirty-one
And he's only seventeen
He's been a soldier for a thousand years.

He's the one who gives his body
As a weapon of the war,
And without him all this killin' can't go on.

He's the universal soldier
And he really is to blame
His orders come from far away no more
They come from here and there
And you and me
And brothers, can't you see?
This is not the way we put the end to war."
Peacemaker of Atlantis

"I have moments ago completed watching Taking Chance. I did not understand the title until the end but the depth of what it meant, and the sacrifice which was made by a young man who seemed so fearless and unselfish was completely admirable. He was truly a role model worthy of being called a leader because of the impact that he made in so many persons lives. GOD BLESS and KEEP YOU CHANCE! You will NEVER be forgotten, not only by a nation but by a WORLD!"
Shanalee Smith of Nassau, Bahamas

"I just saw the movie Taking Chance on HBO for the secound time today and never had a movie touch my heart and soul in such a way. I feel as if I knew Chance in someway. God Bless you Chance and all the Heros who have put there lives on the line to protect us and give us our freedom day in and day out! THANK YOU!!"
Jay Dee of Canandaigua,NY

"I just got done reading the book Final Salute and got this web site from the book. Just wanted to say to all of the many men and women who fought for us all, Thank You, and to all that lost a loved one in this war, my heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to you all. God Bless the USA."
Deanna Hughes of Ponca, Ne/USA

"This Was My Uncle Casey It Was So Sad Cause I Was 5 Years OLd"
Mercades of Susanville

"Hey J.T.:

This is the first time I ever went on this site
to leave a message. It is just so beautiful seeing
and reading such touching stories relating to
"Our Brave Hero."

You will forever remain in our hearts.

Suzanne & Robert Amitrano"
Suzanne L. Amitrano of New Milford, NJ

"I just saw the movie Taking Chance. This movie reminds me of guys I knew when I was in Afganistan. Being a former soldier in the Canadian army, this movie touched me deeply. There would be no freedom; if it were not people like Chance Phelps serving in the military. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. The quote in the movie: If there were more people like Chance Phelps in the world , there wouldn? be a need for a Marine Corp. Thank you for your son and his service. May God bless your family."
Lance of Calgary Canada

"I have seen the movie "Taking Chance" and I have read the story by Mike Strobl and I just want to say thank you to all of our military staff. We the American people can never repay you for your service and for all of our fallen heros for their lives. My prayers and thanks go out to all of you and your families.
Love and much appreciation,"
Faye Belcher of Burlington, Kansas

"God Bless you Pfc Chance Phelps and God Bless you ltCol Strobl .... we will meet in our promised land of peace"
P. Clark of las vegas

"God is with you and your family is in my prayers"
Loni Perez of Margate Florida

"There isn't a day I don't think about Melvin. When I retired from the Marine Corps I had a seat set to the side for him in his honor."
SSgt Barnes of Billings Mt

"Seven years ago my Sailor passed away just as we were retiring from the Navy and he liked two months having thirty years in the Navy..We loved ever day we were together and when he walked out the door with that proud walk, I was so proud of him..He will always be in my heart..NCCS/W Paul A. Sams"
Jo Ann Sams of Arkansas

"Dear Brother Jake aka grouchy smurf, I loved you man, you always had the courage and strength, never failed at anything. I'm glad I was your team leader the whole time I knew you. I had you since you were a private and watched you grow into a future leader. I remember the day I lost you bro, I wish they wouldnt have moved me off of reaper 3 that day, I would have been there for you. sue sponte brother, Reapers for life!!"
Ssg.Glover of Tx

"Trav,

I just found this site, so many years later. I've never really been able to express myself well with this type of thing...but I still think about you and your family. You were a great friend to me and I'll never forget it. I wish I knew what to say, but I hope that you know my thoughts are with you and your family."
Michael Berry of South Barre, Vermont

"COWBOY,IT'S FRIDAY MORNING I WOKE UP THINKING ABOUT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY;'MY COMPADRES & MY PRECIOUS' A MESSAGE TO YOU MY PRECIOUS;"I LOVE YOU PRECIOUS"!!!!!!!! YOUR NINA"
ROCIO RAMIREZ of EMMETT,IDAHO 83617

"MIke and his dear family,
Wow, it has been over three years ago since you passed. I will tell you it doesnt make it any easier. I finally have the courage to read through these without dropping a tear. Reading through all these messages brings back all that you were. YOU were the man and father, the man that we all try to be. Its a sad fact that you died on Fathers Day. Kind of ironic though, your kids have grown into such wonderful young adults. They are all so good looking and going the right direction. I cant believe it was so long ago when we were hanging out on Wiamaiha (sp) Bay, chasing kids off the rocks or keeping them from the undertoe. God, I miss you brother. Wish you were here to see it all going on. I know your watching and guiding all who knew you! I love you Mike and miss you! See you in a while."
Andrew Coy

"Brother
I was deeply disturb by your passing and sometimes I cry because you was my good friend out there! I loved you like a bro I light a candle every Sept 1st to remember you and also the fallen from Sept 11. I miss you and some day I'll see you again."
CHANG87 of Las Vegas Nv

"Jerry for 18 years I stood by your side as one of your Proud fellow Seabees. Our friendship saw us through many tough times. We stuck together as best friends do even as we depolyed to Iraq. In my heart I will live the pain that I failed to keep you safe an bring you home to your wife Gail. All I can say little buddie Is it will be with me forever."
Bu1 Proulx of Lyndon ILL

"My name was spc Shelley, I slept above Jesse, I got sent back two weeks before the bombing, of Jesse and the others. I offer my deepest sympathies to all those who knew Jesse. This has haunted me since it happened. I feel that it should have been me. If had not been for my wife, I would never had let this out. I do apologize for not being there to take his place seeing how it was my bunk that the mortar hit. I do deeply wish I had been there since I had no family. Jesse did have family and all I can pray for is that his family knows what he gave for his country and that he loved them SO much. It puts me in tears to write this. Everytime I hear the song green bereay... I think of Jesse! He sang it evey night. I am still haunted by this moment in my life. If anyone would like to contact me, reach me at crashem83_165@yahoo.com for venting or memoribled stories. I still to this day wish it had been been me and I pray that his wife and fanily are doing well."
Joshua Shelley of Loudon, TN

"I thinks that these servicemen and women do incredible things on a daily basis to try and stabilise the future of there loves ones and for the rest of us. To prvide a secure world a world free of terrorism, but for many heroic soldiers they sadly pass on, but to a better world a world that is intirely free from pain and grief.These men and women should never be forgotten,my prairs go out to all those who have lost love ones, and those who fear the bad news,may god be with you all.."
Ian newman of kent, England

"Happy Birth Day!!!"
SFC Roa of Vicenza, Italy

"Oh,gentile mother,for you,i am in war killing to who made never me badly.....i killed to who you said to be son of its enemy....i believed you and for you i left myself to be shot in the hell,many of my brothers are died the blood of then spilled is my tears took off you me of my family then,to i fired me to them already wanting to come back ....i fulfilled my mission,now, please it takes off me of this hell"
adored son of loved native land

"hello my son im so sorry i havent ben on your site im still wating for my comp, then i will fill in the blanks untell then i love you my beloved son mom"
cyndie miles of ont.ca.

"I just came across this. My name is Frank Schemm, Peter would have been my great uncle. My grandfather came from Dottenheim in 1897. Sorry to here of this loss, we all owe so much to those that gave so much."
Frank Schemm of Broken Arrow, OK

"All I can say is God bless and thank you."
Jaime of Andover, NH

"Our fallen will not be forgotten. The 1,643 "Sky Soldiers" of the 173d Airborne Brigade who died in Viet Nam and the 69 Sky Soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan will be honored on the 173d Airborne Brigade National Memorial that will be built at Fort Benning, GA, "the home of the Airborne". Go to www.173dmemorial.org for updates and more information."
Raymond Ramirez of Whittier, CA, USA

"words cannot express how deeply touched iam by your loss. this is a true american hero,may god bless .thank you brad"
larry l bergeron of jeffersonville indiana usa

"Randy, you were only 19. You are an Amazing friend! I wish you would have gottan the help you needed after you got out of the military, but I will never forget the night of October 31, 2008, when I found out what happened to you. You were unhappy here, and now you are in a better place. I love you Randy. Keep looking down on us all! You were the best person to talk to, and you helped anyone who needed anything. You're an inspiration to us all!"
Christina of Springfield, Mo U.S.

"I wear a memorial bracelet with your son's name. His sacrifice for the liberties of America and the freedom of the Iraqi people will never be forgotten. God bless him and all of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen."
James Holloway of Brooklyn, New York, USA

"Savage I have so many great memories of us hangin and smokin cigs and having a blast in the field. There isn't a day that goes by that I am not grateful for the times we hung out and for the sacrafices you made. Your a hero to us all and will never be forgotten. I know your family and Country is proud of what you had done. You are A MARINE OF ALL MARINES! SEMPER FI"
LCPL Sunderhaus of Baltimore, MD/ USA

"A Poem for Christmas (found by Ronni)

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.

Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.

My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know, Then the
sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.

My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was near.
Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.

A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.

'What are you doing?' I asked without fear,
'Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!'

For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts..
To the window that danced with a warm fire's light
Then he sighed and he said 'Its really all right, I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night.'

'It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.
No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.

My Gramps died at ' Pearl on a day in December,'
Then he sighed, 'That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers.'

My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ' Nam ',
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.
I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile.

Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue... an American flag.
I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.

I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother..

Who stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall.'
'So go back inside,' he said, 'harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right.'

'But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
'Give you money,' I asked, 'or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son.'

Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
'Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.

For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us."
Mary Kelly of Chico, CA

"HE WAS MY UNCLE AND I LOVE HIM SO MUCH I MISS HIM MORE AND MORE EVERY DAY IM SO LUCKY THAT HE MARRIED MY ANT FLO SHES THE BEST JUST LIKE MY UNCLE HE HAS THE BEST KIDS SOMETIMES THE CAN GET ON UR NERVS BUT I LOVE THEM ALOT"
JONATHAN QUILES of NY WHITE LAKE

"he was my unkle i love him so much and i miss him alot he was so funny and he would put beer on his food i miss him alot"
jonathanquiles of ny white lake

"Brad. You were the easiest person to be around and the only person i could never get tired of. I miss you everyday and wish that you could still be here. Im sorry that i wasnt there for you, i think about it all the time. Your the best friend ill ever have. You were my hero in life and you continue to be in death. Thank you Danger Crose."
Tomco of phoenix, az

"I have not been on here for a while. As I lay here on the couch, memories of you and our friends keep running through my mind. We had a lot of good times together. I miss you Brandon. It's good to see so many people still visit here. God keep you always and bless your wonderful family."
Nick of Alpharetta, GA

"Miss you buddy, Sorry to have never left a message on here, I will see you someday."
SSG (R) G. Mountjoy of Savannah, GA

"DEAR ADAM I MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH. YOU WENT HOME TO GOD 10-08-06 AND ANOTHER YEAR HAS COME AND GONE BUT IT FEELS LIKE IT ALL JUST HAPPENED. ITS SO HARD. YOU ARE MY BABY ALWAYS. IN MEMORY OF MY SON "TIMOTHY ADAM FULKERSON" 1986-2006. I MISS YOU SO BADLY."
TAMMY BROWN of KENTUCKY

"hey daddy we miss you much love you"
LaShawndra of Killeen,Tx

"November 19, 2008
Piestewa Family and friends of Lori Piestewa.....
My name is SSG Wurster, I was a part of the 11th ada brigade, 5-52 ada battalion when lori's life was taken. I heard about the news only hours later. There is no words that can describe the pain and sorrow I feel for the family and friends of Lori's on a daily basis. I never personally known Lori, but I had seen her in the motorpool several times prior to our deployement. I wish I had actually been a part of the convoy, to either prevent this incident from happening, and quite possibilly gave my life in replace for hers. I hope that the spirits may watch over you from above. God Bless every one. You Will Never Be Forgotten Lori!"
SSG Wurster, Justin of El Paso, Tx/USA

"Veterans Day, 2008

A Veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.' That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.''

Thank you, brave soldiers, and May God Bless you families...."
Debey Senska of Forestburg, SD

"Micheal. I want to thank you for being my inspiration for joining the army.
I put your name on tags on my back as a tattoo. and if anyone knows how to get a hold of christine can you let me know. i would really like to talk to her about micheal and tell her about a video my friends and i put together..
pchs_tbones_15@yahoo.com
email me please"
Pfc. Collins Alexander of Ft. Gordon Ga.

"Thanks just doesn't cut it does it Todd. You are forever our hero. The true meaning of a hero. Who would have thought this would happen. Thank you will never say enough. But it will have to be all we can say. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family always. Your dedication can never be measured and your memory will never fade. In a town called LOYAL we will always remember you. Thank you for answering the call with dignity and valor. You are an inspiration of us all. Thank you for paying the ultimate price unselfishly."
G.Z. of wi

":-)Srgt. Christopher J.C. Fernandez who passed away on March 5th, 2007. To the parents and family of Chris this Marcella Fernandez he is surely missed and always in our hearts and not forgotten and truely honored to have chris in our lives for the shortest time. But he was loved and respected and honored don't feel bad that he left 2 kids behind Keanie and Malaichi Fernandez. But don't grieve cuz he is close just think of him and he'll be there. He is not to far from us. As his wife I truely miss and wish he was here. To my in-laws in Guam, I'm planing to vist to look out for my e-mails ans look out for me."
Marcella Fernandez of Gallup NM

"Thank you VERY much to all service members and their families and friends for your sacrifice in service. You are a testament to heroism and unselfishness.

God bless."
John of Richmond Hill, Canada

"I know life is hard and we think its not fair. I understand exactly how you feel I hope you arent mad at me because i love you like a sister and I hope you see me as a sister to. I never got to tell Cowboy that I loved him and that hurts me so much because i was so scared that he would say that he didn't feel the same way and now I'll never know. I hope you and your mom understand me. Trust me I wish we would of talked about our feelings before then maybe I would feel a little better knowing that he loved me to. Always trust in GOD never give up. for he knows why he does what he does. I love YOU and MOM and I wish you both the best in life may you be happy for all time. And know that I am happy."
Crystal of Hempstead

"To the family of SPC Eric T. Burri:
My thoughts are with you. I am setting up an dedication page on www.army.togetherweserved.com to honor this soldier. I would love for you to be a part of this. Please email me at allen.roe@us.army.mil"
SGT Allen Roe of Fort Richardson, Alaska

"CPL Jones, SPC Greene, I remember you, I will not forget. You were awesome Soldiers, glad I got a chance to serve with you. I retire soon, but you will always be with me."
Erich Orrick of Indianapolis, In

"I miss you Joe I was so waiting on you and toshia to get married. You were going to be the son-in-law of my dreams. And one day as much as we miss you now we will see you in Heaven. I miss you Joe. And I know you would have taken care of my daughtor and she misses you so much. but we will see you someday. We all love you and I know Nathan misses you to."
Debbie of Winston-Salem N C

"TO ALL SERVICEMEN:
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY. THE GREAT U.S.A....... GOD BLESS YOU ALL"
JON LOWDER, CPL. of MONROE, NC USA

"TO MY LOVEING UNCLE JASON C FORD
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU . AND YOU WIL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART."
KANESH A of WASHINGTON . DC

"The soldiers do not speak. Nevertheless, they are heard in the still houses: who has not heard them? They have a silence that speaks for them at night and when the clock counts. They say: We are young. We have died. Remember us. They say: We have done what we could but until it is finished it is not done. They say: We have given our lives but until it is finished no one can know what our lives gave. They say: Our deaths are not ours: they are yours they will mean what you make them. They say: Weather our lives and our deaths are for peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say: it is you who must say this. They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young. they say. We have died. Remember us:"
William Taylor of Bonita Springs, Fl.

"VOTE----I am the sister of a fallen soldier, please exercise your right to vote. My brother died fighting for someone elses rights- please do your part and VOTE."

"im first born army to a women....my mom on active duty...army. looking for a friend USMC..mark tuggle.. sorry for your loss...wish all irsh luck from ...jason bishop civilian............."
jason bishop of 33782

"ryan, i know i didn't get to know u dat
well,but you made u quit.u decided dat
u couldn't quit and u didn't

hugs and kisses from u'r step cousin
sabrina"
sabrina of fountain

"To a true American hero, there is not a day that goes by and i dont think of all the good times we had with Dent, his memories will always be with me and the 547TH Transportation Company you are truly missed but never forgotten. As we prepare our hearts and mines for the upcoming mission, i just wanted to take time out to say thank you for being a friend."
SSG Charles Allen of JP1 Crystal City VA

"I wish I could have been there for you Scott!!!!!..God bless you Bro..."
Brett Layman of Clio, Mi

"Vue, Its Smith. Every day I came into the Motorpool with ANOTHER downed truck from ANOTHER IED, you fixed us back like new so we could go out and do out Job. Your still aweomse in my book"
Karolyn Smith, SPC of Santee, CA

"I just saw the note and this was another song, Colonel Ted and I liked and I can see him traveling on the Humvee from Baghdad to Camp Dublin...trying to make lives better..as this song was playing..to help....Ventura Highway/America, this song reminded me of him and we sang it together one time...god bless you., Ted a great American Hero...my friend....god bless you and your family-you are not forgotten...


Chewin' on a piece of grass walkin' down the road
tell me, how long you gonna stay here Joe?
Some people say this town don't look good in snow
You don't care, I know.


Ventura Highway, in the sunshine
Where the days are longer
The nights are stronger than moonshine
You're gonna go I know


Cause the free wind is blowin' through your hair
and the day surround your daylight there
Seasons cryin' no despair
Alligator lizards in the air


Wishin' on a fallin' star
Watchin' for the early train
Sorry boy, but I've been hit by purple rain
Aw, come on Joe, you can always change your name
Thanks alot son, just the same


Ventura Highway, in the sunshine
Where the days are longer
The nights are stronger than moonshine!
you're gonna go, I know


Cause the free wind is blowin' through your hair
and the days surround your daylight there
seasons cryin' no despair
Alligator lizards in the air
in the air"
kenny of newark, new jersey

"The soldiers do not speak. Nevertheless, they are heard in the still houses: who has not heard them? They have a silence that speaks for them at night and when the clock counts. They say: We are young. We have died. Remember us. They say: We have done what we could but until it is finished it is not done. They say: We have given our lives but until it is finished no one can know what our lives gave. They say: Our deaths are not ours: they are yours they will mean what you make them. They say: Weather our lives and our deaths are for peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say: it is you who must say this. They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young. they say. We have died. Remember us:"
William Taylor of US Navy Veteran

"Hey u are up there cuz wea u might not noe meeh but i am ur cuz so have a good white sunday next to our heavenly father. AND THE SEGA FAM BAM MISSES U DEARLY."
palafu sou of Olosega, Manu'a and Fitiuta

"My son was killed in Iraq Oct.04. I pray for all those familes that have to go through this pain. It is good to talk about your loved as often as you can. The hurt never goes away but it does get a little better each day.from a mon who knows."
Elaine Ramsey of Winkelman, AZ

"Thank God for you men and women in uniform. We take our freedom for granted. I watched the 7th Heaven episode in honor of Staff Sgt. Dwight J. Morgan and was very moved by it. Bless all of you and your families!"
Sherry of Spokane, Washington

"Another birthday, another reminder of the second most happiest day of our life. You are always in our hearts and on our minds. You were the best of sons and the best of men."
Mom and Dad of Verona PA

"hi this is teya h. ingraham thors lil sister i just want to say and tell everybody that those who fall r still here with us no matter what i should know thanks to all who fight for us keep hope and faith to love to all we all miss them who fall i love you thor we all miss u"
teya h. ingraham

"HI im indya carter the oldest of clearence adams childern i would like to say i love you dad, later


love indya"
indya of mech,hanover

"Today was my son's 21st birthday but he wasn't able to enjoy it. He was killed in Iraq on May 11, 2006 at the age of 18. There is never a day goes by that I do not think of him of the members of his unit that are over there now. To all the Moms, Dads, brothers, sisters and other family members, my your hero's star shine bright above the rest and the tears of pain ease as time passes on. It doesn't seem to get any easier for me but I know my son died for what he believed in. I love you and miss you with all my heart Stevie. Love, Mom
Proud mother of PFC Stephen P Snowberger III KIA 5/11/06"
Debbie Brown of Lexington, NC

"Sgt Kennon i am almost afraid to leave this message. I think of you often. That day changed me alot internally. I really missed having you there to talk too through the rest of the deployment. You were a kind and very thoughtful friend. I only wish we could have hung out like we had planned. I ran away from this subject so long because every event of that day replays in my mind and it is hard to hold back anger and tears of a loss of not only a freind but a brother, brother in arms. I pray that the lord will ease the pain of your family members and often wished i could have taken your place as of many others. All i remember after comming back from the mission was the look of everyones face. And giving Doc Crews a hug. We all still remember you and can't wait to see you at the gates. I still relive that day every once in a while but then I remember all the great things you said to me that made sense and still do to this day. You were a great man of faith in God. And that thought alone has helped me cope with those feelings of emptyness.

Your friend,

Charles Butcher

God gives you a peace from all understanding, strenght for the day and wisdom for a new day."
Charles Butcher of Houston, Tx

"HELLO Christine Dooley, You may not remember who I am but, IF the name Sgt. MAREK rings a bell, one of Micheal's good buddies at Ft. Stewart, while he lived in the mobile home, you can reach me at paulrussmarek@msn.com PLEASE! SSG Tellado if you see/read this message, PLEASE do the same! MISS YA SSG DOOLEY!"
SSG Marek of Satellite Beach Fl.

"My prayers go out to the family of Charles. I went to school with Charles and graduated with him in 1999. He nicknamed me "Peachfuzz" and I nicknamed him "Forehead". I will never forget that silly name. To those who never knew him, you have truly missed a blessed person. To his family, I will continue to pray for you. Many blessings to you all."
Andrea (Ferguson) White of Columbus, Ohio

"America's fallen shall never be lost treasure. America's fallen is our only treasure. As I read through the comments herein I am at a loss for the words I need to know in order to adequately express my feelings. The words "thank you" to a family member who's son, daughter, father, mother, sister or brother has made the ultimate sacrafice...seems so routine and cliche. Let us honor them by insuring that their lives sacraficed was for not, nor in vain! Let us keep their memories alive by finishing the fight, spreading the word about how they believed in the cause and that by defeating our enemies in the GWOT is honor enough! We are the next greatest generation and what we do today will evidence in the future that we acted without malice, without personal agendas...we acted because it was the right thing to do? Rise up America in November and let John McCain get it done!"
Martin L. Hudler of Lake Oswego, Oregon

"We will not allow those who have given all to be dishonored or forgotten by those of us still here this November. Vote McCain and you'll be voting for the memory of Brandon, and so many others sacraficing everything so that you and I can enjoy all that they provide for us!"
Martin L. Hudler of Lake Oswego, Oregon

"I lost my husband during this war effort
and I offer my condolences to all
grieving relatives and friends of
those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country. I pray for
all who are grieving and suffering!"
Sherra Claunch

"we love u and miss u dad"
vanessa of nc

"My Father was retired Maj. Dennis B. Dray, he left the "Low Flight" message. My father passed away very unexpectedly on July 17th. My father loved our country and all the men and women who fought to defend it. I wantd you to know who my dad was. He enlisted right out of high school and was immediately sent to Viet Nam and served multiple terms. Upon his return, he enlisted in the USNRG in Waterloo, IA until he was transferrred via TDY at the Arizona ARNG Flight Training Facility in Marana. Arizona. My father retired in March of 2000. My father made it his mission that no soldier ever went forgotten, and now, in his honor, I will do this for him. Godspeed to all those my father would have reached out to. You are in our thoughts and prayers, just as you would have been in my fathers. Our thoughts and prayers to all the family members out there of fallen angels trying to make sense of this all. We are doing the same. You are in our thoughts and prayers daily. God bless you and God Bless America! Love from Iowa!"
Tina Higgins - Daughter of Maj. Dennis B. Dray (Ret) of Waterloo, Iowa USA

"After 5 years you are still in our thoughts every day.
We will be going to see you today like so many who love and miss you.

I know you will be looking down, watching over all the people whose lives you touched.

We will never forget you."
Terry, Lisa, Tj and Josh of Brattleboro, Vt

"I love my dad he's my hero all always be his little girl!"
vanessa of nc

"I was a Corpsman when the Navy had wooden ships and iron men. Well almost I served from 1964-70. I too was stationed with the fine fighting men of the US Marine Corp. I would not want to fight with any others. "Doc" Johnson has given his all for the very freedoms we all seem to take for granted some times. He gave of his life freely so that others are free, he is the ultimate American. He also is in fine company with others who have sacrificed everything for the sake of others.

Excuse me for saying this because I am still a corpsman after all of these years, it takes a special kind of man or woman to be a Corpsman. When it's all said and done, he will be there to greet us, keep the faith."
Frank B. Fox Jr. HM2 1964-70 of Lake Jackson, Texas

"andrew ehrlich is one of the finest men to ever walk this earth"
matt of knoxville tn usa

"I am a 28yr. old American male and I am so thankful for the men and women willing to sacrifice for our country. There is a huge disconnect between the civilian population and the military population when it comes to the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is impossible for us on the outside to understand the commitment and sacrifices that you and your families have made for us and those around the world so that we and they may have the chance to experience freedom bought with blood. I just recently read a book, Final Salute, it allowed me in the most minute way to realize how massive a debt of gratitude and prayer I owe all those who have sacrificed so much. Thank you, My prayers are with you and yours."
Jeremy Hansen of Allentown PA USA

"A big thankyou to every man and woman who serve their country in the military! And to those who have fallen...You are heroes, You are the reason we are free. You are heroes to all of us :)
Rest In Peace"
Craig of UK

"Chris just stopping in to say hi.heard your Grandma went out to Cali. to see the Memorial service's they had for you and your Fallen Brother's last month heard it was great,Munoz,Eli,Gatto and few other's spent some time with your Grandma and your Uncle they said they were awesome,well you Rest In Peace or Warrior in Heaven,we will NEVER FORGET .July21,2008 2/4 FAMILY FOREVER"
Gary of Dayton,OHIO

"I send my prayers and thoughts to all who have lots loved ones. I too lost my older brother in Iraq of 2003. The pain is always there but time does really heal the pain. I will always miss my brother and his sacrfice is not forgotten. These men and women have paid this ultimate sacrfice for our freedom and they will not be forgotten. Keep their memories alive because they are all watching overs us each minute of everyday. They are our guardian angles. We need to remember that freedom is not free. We need support our troops who are still over their and keep them in our prayers. On thing that has always kept me going is knowing my brother is watching over me. One saying I keep in mind is God never gives you nothing you can not handle.Thank you to all you have lost your lives for my freedom and to the ones who still serve our country today! Thank you for your support.Miss and love you Sgt Benjamin Biskie"
Darlene of Saint Robert, MO USA

"HELLO...... MY NAME IS FRANK MARTINEZ I WOULD LIKE TO SEND MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF ...ARMY STAFF SGT TODD.R. CORNELL I HAVE A SON IN THE USMC AND IS IN IRAQ AT THIS TIME AND I AM SO AFRAID THAT SOME THING MIGHT HAPPEN TO HIM IM SURE WHEN YOU GOT THE NEWS ABOUT YOUR SON,HUSBAND,BROTHER IT WAS SO HARD MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOUR FAMILY TO LOSE A FAMILY MEMBER FOR A WAR WE HAVE NO BUSIENESS OUT THERE BUT TODD IS A HERO IN MY EYES AND I WILL KEEP HIM IN MY DAILY PRAYER,S BUT PLZ KNOW 1 THING HE IS WITH OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST I JUST LOST A BROTHER IN JAN 2008 AND IT TOOK US FOR A LOOP BUT NOW WE KNOW THE LORD HOLD,S THEM IN HIS ARMS AND THEY ARE HAPPY DANCING ON THE STREET,S OF GOLD IM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE BUT LIKE I SAID B 4 HE IS WITH GOD WHO IS SUCH A GREAT BABY SITTER HE WONT LET NO MORE PAIN OR SUFFERING COME TODD,S WAY ....GOD BLESS YOU MAY THE LORD GIVE YOUR FAMILY PEACE ....AMEN P.S YOU CAN REACH ME @ 626-235-0882 OR @ freecalimale2 @ yahoo.com"
FRANK MARTINEZ of POMONA CA 917678

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on


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