Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Todd J. Bolding

23, of Manvel, Texas.
Bolding died of wounds received due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on June 3, 2004.

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"I served with Todd in Ar Ramadi and before that he was in First Platoon with Me. The main thing I remember about him was his Smile. He had one of those million dollar smiles that was contagious and made everyone around him want to smile with him. He was a lot stronger than you'd think based off his size and he had a Strong Brave heart. He was a Marine you could count on. I know he's up there in Heaven making sure the junior Marines aren't allowing any riff raff into Heaven. To his family, friends and loved ones: Thank you from the bottom of My heart for raising an exceptional Man and Marine."
GySgt Scott A. Sherman USMC (RET) of Schertz Tx USA

"Hope you and your family know a lot of people still think about you and always will!"
Kyle Courtier of Milwaukee, WI

"Todd,

Every day since I found out that you paid the USA in full, I have always thought about you. We were friends in highschool, only to meet up in the same unit a few years down the road. You were one of my best friends in 2/4 and you always motivated me to keep my head up no matter how big the Bad days were. I love you Brother, and I miss you so much. Rest well."
Edward R. Price HM2/FMF / Retired of Joshua Tree, CA. USA

"To the Bolding Family: My son served in Iraq with Todd. It's been almost 10 years, but the tears still swell in my eyes...as I know they do yours as well. Please know your son, our hero, will never be forgotten for his sacrifice! I hope with time the Good Lord is able to bring peace to your hearts."
Bruce Williams of Keller, Texas

"Never ending thanks for your selfless sacrifice Todd from a grateful Soldiers Angel Org member."
Pam M of Plymouth, MI

"It's Nov 2012 and I'm still thinking about one of my best buddies I miss so much and googling his name and reading about all the nice things people have to say about him. I even noticed My brother Kyle(his 1st Sqd Leader in the Corps) stopped by this page as well. Of course that smile was contagious and everyone remembers that of him,even if they've talked to him just once. I have lots of fond memories with him on lots of libo journies we've had. Some of the funniest....introduced me to cocoa butter "holy crap what are you eating up there it smells so damn good...its cocoa butter dog...ummm why are you wiping it on your body though"...lmao. I think he laughed at me all the way to Tijauna...Ummm I mean San Diego ha. And who forget the infamous 30 day vaca him,Juan,and I took that rocked 2/4 and is still the best boot scandal yet and is still talked about during the 2/4 remember when's haha.
I keep your picture framed on my wall and I think jus about everyone that's comes to my house asks "who's this guy" and the funny stories begin. So your never forgotten and never will be buddy.
Miss you,"
Ryan J. Courtier of All over USA

"I went to school with Todd, all the way from elementary through high school. I NEVER saw him without a smile on his face EVER. That is a true testament of the amazing person he was. Even when I accidently ran into his truck when I was a sophomore and left a HUGE dent... all smiles. How anybody can even so much as point a weapon at a person like that beyond me. RIP Todd. You were a true friend, and a true Marine. I never knew your family per se, but to have a son like you, I know they are awesome. May God bless you and your family. I miss you buddy."
Andrew McNevin of Houston Texas

"Our time here is so short, and to know Todd was absolutely an honor. I do believe his strenght lives in all that knew him. God rest his soul and love be with his family."
Alan Cottrell of Iowa Colony, TX.

"I still havent forgotten. Your life story will always be part of my life story. Thanks brother."
Sgt. Antonio Murrietta of Phoenix, AZ

"Spent 3 months with Bolding in boot camp. He managed to smile a lot more than most of us. :-)"
SSgt J Bruno of Sacramento, CA

"To the family of:Todd J.Bolding
I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015.
Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"2-12-11"

"Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for your loss. I am a former Marine who read about Todd in Joker One. Although I never had the privilege of knowing him, his memory will live on forever. He is a hero and every Marine, past, present and future, is proud of him."
Kerry Lohrman of Philadelphia, PA

"Your son's life and loss has touched my heart, though I never knew him. I'm reading Joker One, and wept bitter tears when I read about what happened to Todd. My son returned from Afghanistan in February. He is also a Camp Pendleton Marine. We all share a bond, we parents of these brave Marines. We shall search forever in vain for why some are spared and others like Todd are taken. In Todd's honor, I will thank God every day for the safe return of my Marine. Todd will live on in the hearts of friends and strangers alike due to his story being told in Joker One. You can tell how deeply he was loved by the men he served with. May time and God's mercy ease your suffering over the insurmountable loss of your precious son."
Gayle Buskuhl of Lake Oswego, Oregon

"Todd,

I still think you often. RIP good friend. I still remember riding the bus with you to school and how we always laughed and joked around. You were always smiling. You gave your life for the greater good."
LT Marcus Foster, NC, USN of Manvel, Tx

"Family of Todd Bolding...I think of him often remembering his High School days playing football and powerlifting with my son Patrick what a wonderful young man he was and will always be. My prayers continue for each and everyone of you as I am sure this is still just a nightmare. Love and thoughtful prayers Pamela Shimek pscookie@hotmail.com"
Pamela Shimek of Alvin, TX

"Todd,
I didnt know you personally but as a fellow marine that lives in Manvel i feel the need to tell you thank you for your service. One never knows the price of war until it hits so close to home. RIP Marine. Semper fi."
Lcpl Munson of Manvel, Tx

"I only know Todd from recently reading the book Joker One. It was a great book and of course Todd was a big part of it. His heroism was way beyond my capability to comprehend. It is sincerely appreciated. My thoughts and hopes for the family to somehow get through his loss and continue on. We are blessed to have people like Todd who will serve their country in ways that most of us won't."
Bill of Vincennes, Indiana

"To Mr and Mrs Bolding and his family,

I didn't know Todd personally, but I served with Todd with 2/4 in Ramadi in 2004. I grieve with you for you loss and pray for your family.

Yours, Justin H. Johnson"
Capt Justin H. Johnson of New York, New York

"To the parents of Todd Bolden i am very sorry for your loss. I knew Todd from little leauge to High school he was a great person with a huge smile that you could not wipe off his face and he would do anything for you just to make you smile. We should look to him as a hero, I know i do he did something that most of us do not have the guts to do and i will thank him everyday for that. And i just wanted to say i will pray for you and i hope we can talk soon.

Mr. Bolden my dad Leonel Ortiz gives his condolences..

you can contact me at: tank59002000@yahoo.com"
Eric Ortiz of Alvin, Tx

"Todd was my roommate when we were stationed in Japan. I remember debating all types of issues with him and how he would always make me laugh. Todd was one of those rare individuals who was always upfront but always genuine. I am so sorry for your loss. He will always be missed."
Kevin Hyde of Ft. Myers, Fl

"April 23, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Todd J. Bolding:
Todd gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"I grew up a couple of streets over from Todd on cheryl st in manvel tx. I used to ride this bus to school with Todd and Matt Warren (friend & nieghbor) we always had a good time Todd was always an energetic and happy person and is missed every day. Todd obtained the ability to do what ever he wanted to do in life and he made the ultimate sacrifice for us, our country, and our way of life. Thank you!!!"
Matthew B Anderson of Manvel Tx

"ITS BEEN 2 1/2 YEARS AND WE TALK ABOUT YOU LIKE YOUR STILL HERE WE MISS YOU, AND WE LOVE U."
JUNIOR,SAMMY,NICK, ADRIEN of PEARLAND (TX)

"I was Todd's first squad leader when he checked into Golf 2/4. I will always remember that Todd was always happy. No matter how many crappy jobs he was given or what situation he faced , he never complained. Todd was good friends with my brother Ryan who was also in Golf 2/4, so I know how much he is missed. My brother and I think about him alot and I'm sorry for your loss."
Sgt Kyle G Courtier of San Clemente, CA

"My cousin, my hero!!!!!!!"
Michael Bolden of Houston,TX

"My head says two years, my heart says yesterday, my soul says it should have been me."
xxxx

"It is getting around to that time... I still remind the world of how great you were brother. I miss you."
Stefan Lettis of Reno Nevada

"I must say that I was stunned to see, that an American soldier - with my family's last name died in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
I'm a Danish Officer and I will pray for you and your family. Fortes Fortuna Juvat"
Lasse Bolding of Copenhagen - Denmark

"I am sorry for your loss. He was a great person and I will always remember him."
Captain Sean Schickel of VA

"I dont think a day has gone by without thinking about Todd...I dont think a week has gone by without me telling someone new about my friend Todd...

I have yet to find a person who could hold a light to our friend..."
Stefan Lettis of Reno, Nv.

"As I look out of the window in Bangkok, Thailand, the sun is rising over the city. It's 7:45am on June 3rd 2005. Todd, today is the anniversary of your passing. Is that your smile shining down on us? You are not forgotten brave Marine..."
Robert Mercer of Bangkok, Thailand

"Todd was a very good friend of mine. I remember when he came to Weapons Platoon how there never seemed a moment when he didn't have a smile plastered on his face. I've never met anyone with the ability to make even the darkest situation seem just a little bit better. Know that Todd will live in the hearts of all those that have served with him. Bolding, I miss you, my brother."
Aaron Holladay of Salt Lake City, Utah

"I worked closely with Todd for two summers at Six Flags Water World. Todd was a good man, easy going smart with a great sense of humor. He was very excited when he joined the Marines. He wanted to see the world. I am deeply sadened by the news of his death, he will be missed by everyone he knew. I am proud to have been his freind"
Kevin Wilson of Houston Texas

"To the Bolding family.
I served with Todd in Ramadi. I was in Golf co. for three years and got to know him very well. I could never understand how God could put so much heart in such a small guy?
Todds death rocked my world, I,d rather it be me instead of him. My prayers are with you. I lost a brother that day and he will never be forgotten."
Cpl Marc Coiner of San Clemente CA

"To Lcpl Bolding's family:
My name is Derrick Kepler. I had the honor and privelige of serving with Lcpl Bolding while in Iraq. He was in my platoon, and we were also together in weapons platoon before we left the states. Lcpl Bolding was a great guy that always looked at the up side of things. I remember anytime anything bad would happen, Lcpl Bolding would always be there with a smile on his face and would never let anything bring him down. When I first got to 2/4, Lcpl Bolding was one of the first senior Marines I met. I'll Never forget what an awesome guy he was, he's missed around here greatly."
Lcpl Derrick Kepler of Carson City, Nevada

"This is to the parents of todd j bolding me and my husband were really close to todd my cauzin was his really close friend he is also in the marines they were like best friends. My cauzin and him use to go down to me and my husbands house. They use to stay the weekend him and bolding. Todd use to always play with our son outside. We just remember him always making him laugh and giggle. He use to tell my husband and cauzin that he loved them and would always be their for them. He was always smiling i have pictures of them together and when i look at them it makes me smile because we would have such good times with him. We really are sorry for what happened we wish he could still be with us. Every letter our cauzin would write to us he would say todd said he could not wait to go to our house and eat our mexican food. He was a really strong person he would always talk about how much he loved his family. All his partners tell me that when they gets back they want to do something in memory of him. My cauzin had me send him a picture of them together and he says he has it right next to his bed. I just wanted to write this message so if the family gets to read it they can know how much of a wonderfull and strong son they had. Everybody who new him can say the same thing about him. I know he is in a better place now and one day we will get to see him again. We love your son and will trully miss him we will never forget him and he will always be in our heart."
Robert and Lily morales. of north hollywood ca

"Dear parents,I AM JUST A MARINE THAT SURVIVED VIETNAM BUT LOST SO MANY FRIENDS...PLEASE GET COUNSELING IF YOU NEED IT,YOUR SON IS REMEMBERED IN MY HEART FOREVER.WE ARE SO FEW."
SANDOR KOVACS of 2 CANICUM RD. WEYMOUTH MASS.02191

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten. For the family/friends: May time provide happy loving memories in place of present sorrows. Look to the sky for in the infinite meadows of Heaven the bright shining stars bloom...the forget-me-nots of angels. God bless you and thank you."
a grateful family in Phoenix AZ

"To the Family of LCpl. Bolding:
I remember when all the junior marines came to us. I was a Cpl. in Golf Co. I automatically was drawn to Pvt. Bolding (at the time). He was just one of those guys you knew was a great person from looking at him. He always had a smile on his face. He was one of the best marines I ever had a chance to encounter. To LCpl. Bolding's family. I'm am truly sorry for your loss. The news of his death hurt me horribly, I can't imagine the pain you must feel. I know he is looking down on us though, with that same huge smile he always wore. And to you little guy, I'll never forget you. You are truly a hero. See you soon."
Sgt. Nicholas Thomlison of Camp Pendleton, CA

"Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bolding,
My name is Pedro Diaz, I was your son's squad leader when I was in the Marine Corps. He joined my mortar section in my last deployment in Okinawa, Japan. I just wanted to tell you both that your son was a great Marine, he was always motivated and I'm glad that I had the chance to lead him and get to know him those couple of years that we were together. I am so sorry that your family has suffered this loss and I feel so bad that one of my boys is no longer with us. You are in all of our prayers. If you would like to contact me feel free to email me at soulfly26pdd@msn.com

Semper Fi"
Pedro Diaz of Rolling Meadows, IL/USA

"I LOVE YOU , I MISS YOU , I FEEL LIKE HALF OF ME IS GONE. YOU SPIRIT IS THE ONLY THING THAT GETS ME THROUGH EACH UNBARABLE MINUTE WITH OUT YOU. I KNOW THAT WITH GOD YOU WILL GET US THROUGH THIS. I LOVE YOU "T""
QUEEN B

"Corporal Bolding, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"RIP Marine"
Petty Officer Cawthon of RTC Great Lakes, IL

"Dear Boldings mother or father, family and friends. I loved Bolding and will miss him greatly. he helped me more in bootcamp, Kilo 3077, then anyone else, always small but powerfull, always smiling and proud...always willing to help. my fondest memorys of him will be when we got to SOI after 9-11 and he had guard for weeks...I remember giving him my kodos candy bars my mom sent with me, because guard could not leave the squadbay. meating him on his reliefs from standing post all day gust to shoot the breaze for a few seconds with a great man. Please send me any information on where he is layed to rest so that I may viset my fallen brother. the best Marine I knew. I will miss him greatly and I only knew him a short while... SEMPER FI

PhantomOak@aol.com"
PFC Stefan A Lettis, USMC of Oakland Ca

"dearsir an mam,
I did not know your son however i was in his unit and had orders to leave,nothing i say can take from yoour great loss i only wish i was there to maybe help a fallen marines mom in her sorrow know that your son was well tained and i am sure he did his best for you and america.nothing can take from my hartfelt love foryou and yours i will prey for you in hopes of one day you may find peace your son is in Gods hands know and in eternal love."
cpl richard calabria

"While I am always relieved one more time that it is not my son who has fallen, my heart aches and my tears flow for the families of the hero's who have fallen. I can only thank you for the sacrifice you and your Marine have made to protect my freedom. Todd will not be forgotten. May God be with you and comfort you. You will remain in my prayers."
Sue Jette of Houston, TX

"Its very late but sleep sometimes alludes me..my name is Connie..Ron's Mom. I am the mother of Gunnery Sgt. Ronald E. Baum, killed in action, Al Anbar Province, Iraq May 3, 2004. So I do know your pain. And thinking that your son was so young and new to the corps..while my son was an 18 year career marine gives me chills. For 18 years it was a privilege and honor to be the mom of a marine..he loved it so. When he was killed and I saw the Marines in their dress blues waiting for me in my driveway..my world stopped. You see I had 2 sons serving in Iraq at the same time..and for time the earth stood still and my life stopped..then I learned it was my oldest son, the father of 3 small children..and that his brother would be bringing him home! It has been a few weeks and when I see the new name of another fallen hero..my heart breaks anew. One Day at A Time..is the only answer. If I thought for one moment I had to do this the rest of my life..I wouldnt be able to live. Grace sufficient for the day. Sufficient to give us the strength to go on. Knowing that it will always be different. Yet also knowing that our sons would not want us to give up or let our grief overwhelm us. Let the waves of grief flow over you...do not let them stop you. Keep strong for today..and tomorrow will take care of itself.

Semper Fi.

A Marine Mom...Ron's and Brian's
(Ron's brother is having a very, very difficult time..and as we pray for you we would ask for prayers for Staff Sgt. Brian Baum that his anquish over not being able to be there to save his brother will ease and that he will understand he is loved and his brother would only want the best for him.)"
Connie Hilling of Williamsburg, Pa

"TO MR. AND MRS. BOLDING
YOUR SON TODD WAS ONE OF MY FRIENDS I ONLY KNOWN HIM SINCE HE WAS STATIONED IN CAMP PENDELTON WE SPENT ALMOST EVERY WEEKEND TOGETHER ALONG WITH HIS FRIEND JOSE WHO IS IN HIS BATALIION WE HAVE GOOD MEMORIES OF ALL OF US TOGETHER HE CAN NEVER FORGET. THAT HE IS VERY KIND HEARTED AND WELL MANNERED PERSON TO LET YOU KNOW HE HAD MANY FRIENDS THAT CARE ABOUT HIM AND LOVED HIM IM GLAD I SAW HIM THE NIGHT BEFORE HE AND JOSE LEFT FOR IRAQ MY FRIEND VERONICA AND I GAVE HIM A SPIDERMAN PILLOW SO HE CAN BE COMFORTABLE THERE SO WHEN HE LOOKED AT THE PILLOW AND BLANKET HE CAN THINK OF US TOO. AND I KNOW HE SLEPT WITH IT TOO. IM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF A SON I LOST A GOOD FRIEND. IM GLAD I SAID BYE TO HIM BEFORE HE LEFT AND I GAVE HIM A HUG AND A KISS BEFORE HE LEFT HOPING IT WOULD NOT BE THE LAST. YOUR SON WAS LOVED DEARLY HERE IN L.A. CALIFORNIA. HE WILL BE MISSED .

LOVE JACQUIE AND VERONICA. TODDS FRIENDS.
FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL ME JAXBROWNSUGAR@AOL.COM"
JACQUIE BARREDA of LA,CALIFORNIA

"Todd,

You were a true hero and you belonged to the most valued brotherhood that most men are jealous of - the United States Marine Corps. I know your family are proud of you and miss you very much. I can't imagine what they are going through. I hope you look down upon them and pray for them with the angels. I pray that time's passing somehow will help to erase your loss and may the memories left behind bring comfort to them."
Susan Groff of Kingwood, Texas

"TO THE BOLDING FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. WORDS OF CONDELENCES ARE DIFFUCULT DURING THESE TIMES. TODD IS MUCH MORE THEN A HERO! AS TODD HAS TOUCHED MANY LIVES. NOBODY KNOWS THAT BETTER THEN HIS PARENTS. WE LOST OUR SON A MONTH PRIOR. IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER TODD IS IN A BETTER PLACE. AN OUR PRAYS ARE WITH HIM AND YOUR FAMILY. I'M SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOST."
leonard wahl of VALLEY STREAM NY

"My son is a Seabee in the U.S. Navy and is preparing to deploy to Iraq; my nephew is in the Marines currently serving in Fallujah. Everyday when I hear another soldier has been injured or killed, it cuts straight to my heart. Somehow, when it's someone from Texas or close to home, it seems all the more personal -- almost like my own family.

I have no idea what your family is going through, but I can assure you that I have shed many tears for you and am lifting up prayers for you all. After hearing about what happened to Todd from my sister, a Marine Mom, I had to come to this site and leave you a message. Thank you for the tremendous sacrifice you have all made. I pray that God gives you the strength to make it through this difficult time until you are reunited with Todd in heaven.

Todd J. Bolding, you are a true hero, a shining example of all that is good America today. Thank you Todd, for your service to our country, for your willingness to go to another country -- to take the fight over there that we might be safer here at home on our own soil, for having the courage to get up each morning to do a job knowing that you might not make it through the day, and for making the ultimate sacrifice that you have made -- for your friends and family and for millions of people who you never got the chance to meet. May God rest your soul."
Kathy H. of Sugar Land, Texas/USA

"Dear Mr. & Mrs. Bolding,

I want to send my sincere condolences for the loss of your son. No words can accurately convey my deep sorrow for your loss.

My son is currently serving with the Marines in Iraq. I look at our young Marines and I am so proud. Their courage and unselfish sacrifice are an inspiration. Without people, like our sons, our country would not enjoy the freedoms we enjoy.

Your son is an American hero and an inspiration. His dedication, love of country, and sacrifice apparent. With an aching heart I thank you Todd for your unselfish committment in securing freedom, not only for your country, but for those who have never enjoyed the freedom so graciously bestowed upon us by God. God bless you Todd! Semper Fidelis!"
Vicki L, PMM of Lcpl. Michael of Friendswood, Texas

"Dear Bolding Family:

May God bless you and help you through this time for the loss of your hero. We read this poem today and wanted to send it to you. Our prayers and love will be with you and yours ... With love in Christ,

God Knows

You have my deepest sympathy,
but it really doesn't help.
Your grief goes beyond
what words can express.

There's nothing anyone can say,
and nothing we can do
to heal your broken heart
or take away your pain.

Let God take you in His arms
and cover you with His love.
He knows the depth of your grief
and only He can give you peace.
He knows it will take time
for your heart to heal, and
your loved one has a place
that no one else can fill.

If there's any comfort let it be in this, your loved one is with Jesus,
in a home that's filled with bliss.
There are no tears in Heaven,
no more heartache and no pain,
only love and happiness
for all eternity.

We must go on living and
do the best we can,
then when Jesus calls our name
we will be with them again.

By Reatha Crow"
Ed, Nancy, Megan and Matthew Garcia of Manvel, TX

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Todd, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Todd J. Bolding,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca USA

"To Todd's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for his bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (Ernie's mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

"To Todd,s family, I am so sorry for your loss of your loved one. Please know that many appreciate his service to and great sacrifice for our country."
F. Smith of Pennsylvania

"Dear Bolding Family, My heart aches and cries for each of you during these dark days. Many prayers are ascending for your family. Aunt of Pfc Bradley Kritzer killed in Baghdad May 5th."
Laurie Miles of Coalport, PA

"to the Bolding family from the Wahl family. Todd very much a hero! An much more to those hearts in touched. An all will miss him dearly. our prays are with your family in theses diffucult times. Todd is especially touching to our family. As we lost our hero too! I find comfort that both are together in a better place."
leonard wahl of VALLEY STREAM NY

"To Todd's Family:
There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Thank you Todd and i would like to thank your family for giving this country such a fine young man. to your mother and dad,i know that there is nothing i can say to ease the pain that you are going through other than i am sure that your son is in good hands along with my son Shane Lee Goldman who was also a lance cpl he was killed april fith. thank you Todd Bolding semper fi."
GEORGE GOLDMAN of CHRISTIANSTED, ST, CROIX.VIRGIN ISLANDS

"Todd,
You are a selfless hero for your actions in Iraq. WIthout people like you, our world would not be safe and terrorists would run free. However, the forces of evil in our world must realize we will stop at nothing to defeat them and secure liberty for the good people of the world. No stone must be left unturned in our quest to defeat terrorism and we must show an undying persistence to achieve our cause. Thank you for your serivce, Todd, the world is a better place because of you."
Mark Reif of Winchester, VA

"Thank you Todd Bolding, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Todd Bolding:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Todd for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Todd Bolding:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Todd, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

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