Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Arron R. Clark


20, of Chico, California.
Clark was on a convoy mission in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated. He was assigned to the 440th Signal Battalion, 22nd Signal Brigade, V Corps, based in Darmstadt, Germany. Died on December 5, 2003.

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"Aaron,
I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"Happy Veterans Day 2016 little brother!! I think of you often and will never ever forget your laugh and smile! Love you so much Arron Ray"
Sara Birdseye of Chico ca

"You are heavily on my mind today kido. I miss you so much. Been doing well, lots have changed down here, I know you are aware. I love you and miss you daily. I think about all the times we camped and fished. Good times we had. Love you to the moon and back."
Aunt Robin of The Ranch, Oroville Ca.

"hello Aaron, I miss you brother"
CSM (retired) Tom Clark of Augusta, GA

"Little brother,
Although I haven't been on here in a long time...I know you know that I think of you often and regret that we didn't have more time on this earth together.

There's been an Idiot talking crap to Gold Star Families, recently and not respecting what it takes to be awarded a Purple Heart. I wish you were here to whoop him. I know you would.

I love you brother...your always in my heart and I walk prouder and more confident through life because you were my brother."
Master Chief Dwayne D. Beebe-Franqui, United States Navy of Pensacola, FL

"Arron, it has been 12 years but I still have the same pain in my heart that since that convoy. i just want you to know you will always be in my heart."
Legare of Kansas City, ks

"Hey darling, it's creeping up on midnight and every year that passes December 4th always sticks in my mind for some reason I remember every detail of that day, I think it's because it's the last day all our lives were "normal" it was just
another day, we had no idea it would be our last normal day! It's weird how long and somehow how fast 12 years has gone by, I never wonder who you'd be today, I deeply believe you'd be just as sweet as I remember you!!! I love, and miss you always!!"
Vanessa Mettler of Chico, ca

"Happy Veterans Day Arron Ray! You are never ever forgotten. Love you"
Sara Birdseye of Chico ca

"Arron, it's creeping up on that day again. I'm sitting here in a treestand in central PA, and I haven't been able to shake memories of that day all morning. I just wanted to say that you are not forgotten."
(SFC retired) Jeremy Hubler of Osceola Mills, PA, USA

"today is 9/11/15...14 yrs. since the terrible tragedy,I remember this day so well, you had just came home on your first leave from bootcamp...we sat together and watched the news and the awful videos of that horrific day and I can't forget you saying Sis Im going to war...and sadly that war took your life too. I hate this day but then treasure it too because I had you home with us. I miss you Arron Ray so much, I can't help but wonder who you'd be today. I love you little brother. Until we meet again, please give my mom a big hug for me. RIP"
Sara Birdseye of chico ca

"Love and Miss you little brother!! Never ever will I forget about you and all the memories we shared! Rest in Peace Arron Ray"
Sara Birdseye of Chico ca

"Arron was a giant. A great soldier and even better man. My birthday is Dec 5th and every year I pour one for him. I will never forget you and your sacrifice. Merry Christmas brother."
Trevor Hawes of Phoenix, AZ/USA

"Arron
It's been a long time since you were running around with me and my brothers in chapman town. You're a true hero. Rest easy old friend."
Kelly brothers of Chico

"Remembering you and your service to our country today...God bless the USA..and thinking of your family..
thank you"
carolyn summers of kyle Texas

"Clark,

There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of you. So many folks take for granted the sacrifice you made for your country. We miss you my friend. There is scar tissue on my heart that opens up all the time. I bet you are an Airborne, Special Forces, Ranger, Angel up there in heaven."
CSM (retired) Tom Clark of Augusta GA

"Happy Birthday Arron miss and love you always!!!"
Vanessa Mettler of Chico, Ca

"Happy Birthday Scooter! love and miss you always! 1/27/2014"
Sara Birdseye of Durham Ca usa

"Clark,

You are not forgotten, it will never happen. We shared too many memories, drove too many miles, and spent a lot of time digging holes in Iraq. We used the same shovel and stepped on the same dirt. You were my little brother. You are probably flexing your muscles in heaven and wearing an Airborne hat..but is Ok. I think of you too often, and it assures me that I will never forget about you and your professionalism. Big Dog 7."
CSM Carlos M. Medina of Ft Gordon, GA

"Thinking about you today and always. RIP brother."
Jesse Lord of Henderson, NV

"I'm not sure if my husband knows I looked this up. It's painful today. He told me it was the 10 year anniversary of a soldiers death that impacted grately. Dear Clark Family, I want you to know my Husband and I are remembering your son, brother, friend today on the 10th anniversary of his passing.
My husband has fought like many soldiers a battle with PTSD. Please know that my husband was there and held him in his arms when he passed. His unit responded to the IED blast and my husband found Aaron and the story as I understand it is he held him in his arms and comforted him. He said that it was the first of many soldiers to pass and he felt Aaron's spirit and did everything he could to save him. I wanted you to know that your son will never ever be forgotten. With much love and prayers. A Veterans Wife"
The wife of a Veteran of America the Beautiful.

"Can't believe is been 10 yrs. since I've seen your smile! I miss you so much little brother and will never understand why you were taken from us so young. I can only be happy knowing you and my mom are are together watching over us all. Til we meet again! <3 u 12/5/13"
Sara Birdseye of Durham Ca usa

"I can't believe it's been 10 yrs since you left us! I remember you like I saw you yesterday!! Love and miss you always!!!!! Xoxo"
Vanessa Mettler of Chico ca

"Arron, its been ten years today and you are still in my memories and those of the rest of 2nd ACR who were there that December day in Baghdad. You have effected my life in such a profound way. I pray for your family and wish you the peace you deserve."
LTC John Pilgrim of Kabul, Afghanistan

"Love and miss you little brother! Keep an eye on my momma for me please! 11-17-13
Never ever forgotten xoxo"
Sara Birdseye of Chico ca

"Scooter!!! I miss you so much! I can only hope you and my mom are together watching over us all. I love you little brother, R.I.P and know u are never ever forgotten!"
Sara Birdseye of Chico ca

"hey arron well today is veterans day and i have been thanking about you all day so just wanted to say hi an that i love you and miss you so much and that your always in my heart"
samantha pryor of chico ca.

"Arron, your grandpa has passed, I know how much, you loved him, it is so hard to believe that I have lost you, mom, and now dad. life is so sad without you three,love you, son."

"Clark, I remember you from Darmstadt and I always liked you. You were tough, but still had a funny personality. Bad things happen to good people, man. I won't forget you."
Mike Hayes of Richmond, VA

"Remembering you today and everyday can't believe how much time has gone by... Miss and love you always!"
Vanessa Mettler of Chico, ca

"Remembering you not only this special day, but every day. I love you like a brother and miss you just as much."
Aaron Bahn of Houston, Tx

"Dear James
I have always wondered what happened to you, I knew how hard it was for you to have to tell me, that my son was dead. I can still remember how difficult it was for you, I know that I might have been rude that day to you, and I am sorry if I was, I knew as soon, as my brother told me that a "soldier" was at my house, I can still remember begging my brother to tell me it was Arron playing a trick on me, knowing in my heart, that it was not. Thankyou, and God Bless you."
lyne clark

"Just thinking about you buddy, rest in peace."
Jesse Lord of Henderson, NV USA

"I was the Casualty Notification Officer for this Soldier. I still remember how bad I felt after notifying his Mother. I was waiting for hours and first noticed his uncle outside the house. I told him that I had an important message for the Mother. I think he knew what the message was and his expression showed. He brought Arron's Mother back and I notified her of the sad news. I drove back to Sacramento and replayed this in my mind a hundred times. It was not easy for me and I take comfort in knowing this was a great young man."
James C. Hardin, SFC,U.S. Army ( Retired) of Rancho Cordova, CA

"I still remember you every day, a true hero, Reat In Peace"

"Tomorrow it will 9 years. I was Aarons command sergeant major in combat. There is not a day that goes by that I dont think of him and the others we have lost since then. Aaron and I had the same last name so I would tell him during inspections not to be messing up our last name. Aaron is a hero and always will be. He was a shing example of all of the Soldiers of the 440th Signal Battalion. Young, eager, patriotic and proud. Mrs Clark I still cant imagine your pain. I read the posted again today, they are right ... Aaron's ceremony given by his fellow Soldiers is still the best ceremony I have ever seen. His unit loved him. We miss him. I have scar tissue on my heart, tomorrow it will open again as the memorys seem to come alive every 5th of December. Im retired now and like most Soldiers who served in combat... sometimes Im in a room filled with people but alone. Alone with Aaron Jeremy, Kenneth, and so many others. Im sorry Mrs Clark ... so sorry for your loss."
CSM (retired) Thomas Clark of Augusta, GA

"Happy Veterans day!!!! Love and miss you always"
Vanessa Mettler of Chico ca

"To the family of Arron Clark, I remember your son from when I lived in Chico. He was always polite and well mannered. If I could speak to him I would tell him thank you for your sacrifice to our country. To Arron's mom, your son is a hero in my familiy's eyes. I am saddened by your loss."
Terrill Hibbeler of Chester, Virginia

"gary i have you in my prayers today as i remember arron on this day he is in all of our hearts may god give your sister peace and comfort"
lee hall of panama city fl us

"I Will Always Remember You Arron, Rest In Peace"
Cathleen Legare of California

"Arron the war in Iraq is over, your brothers and sisters are returning home, I am happy for their families, which, I know you are also, my heart breaks for the 4500 soldiers that lost their lives there and came home under our flag. The cost of war, what a high price to pay! Arron you did your job and you did it well, can't say I understand the reason for this war, but, you believed in what you doing and I believed in you, 8 years since you left and it still feels like yesterday! you have some special angels working on your behalf to see that you get the honor and respect you earned, by placing a battlecross memorial in your beloved hometown in your name, "what a honor" son, I miss you."

"Arron lived across the hall from me in Darmstadt. It's always sad when someone so full of life is taken from us. My blessings go out to all his family and friends. He will always be remembered so he'll never be truly gone"
Ian Phillips of Maryland

"I am proud to have served with Arron. Mrs Clark, you raised a fine son who grew to be an outstanding man standing proud in defense of our great nation. We owe you a debt that can never be repaid for the sacrifice of your family. SPC Clark will never be forgotten."
Calvin McCrary of Ansbach, Germany

"I miss you buddy. Thank you for being a friend."
Richard kozma C co 440th of Fort Campbell Kentucky

"Hey brother just want to let you know I'm thinking about you. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and all our fellow soldiers still out there fighting the good fight. You're truly missed Ranger Clark!!"
Jesse of Las Vegas, NV USA

"Arron 8 yrs ago today was one of the hardest days of 2003. You were taken from us to serve a higher purpose. Those of us left behind don't understand why, but I know you are watching down on us, and helping us through these tough times. I miss you, and carry a reminder of you with me at all times. You are gone but never forgotten."
Aaron Lohr of FT Hood, TX

"8 years ago tonight I was on the phone wth Tami, I went outside expecting it to be freezing, and to my surprise it was calm I remember telling Tami about the weird calm feeling I felt and in the still of the night leaves fell from a tree. Tonight I went outside, and once again to my surprise it was not freezing but again calm the only noise is a flag hitting a flag pole. I'm glad to know no matter how much time passes you're still with us! Great things are happening in your honor, I'm so happy to see your moms face lite up while she fights for your honor, and the honor of others who gave all! You'd be so proud of her, and how strong she has become! I love, and miss you darling, and always will!!!!!"
Vanessa Mettler of Chico Ca.

"you were missed today arron, another thanksgiving without you, we shared stories about you and mom things are so different now, I know you are at peace I just wish I could find that same peace in my life, I miss you baby, not a day goes by without me thinking about you, you were the best son any mother could want for, I was really blessed to be your mom, remember that I love you and I will to the day I join you."

"I miss you sweet Arron. Can't wait to see you again. With your great smile and awesome sense of humor."
Irene of Hanford, ca

"Arron you are in a lot of people's hearts today, honoring your service and your death for your country and for all of us, you will be remembered and honored forever,It has been almost 8 years since you left us, a day don't go by, without you being missed. love you with all my heart. mom"

"To Arron's military brothers and sisters. I want each one you to know that a memorial in Arron's hometown is in the making our goal is to purchase it by Dec 5th. Arron also, has a website. www arron ray clark.com and a facebook page at spc arron ray clark. it has updates on what is going on here for Arron. would love it if any of you could attend the presentation of the memorial when we place it, it is going to be in the park by Arron's school, in the area he grew-up in. I can be reached at 530-893-1559 feel free to call me at anytime. Arron's Mom"
lyne clark of chico, ca.

"hey baby boy, you are now on u tube, can you believe it. the fundraiser has taken off, like you won't believe,Arron you are everywhere, I am so proud of your hometown and the man Dan Jenks who started all this for you, You would like him and his family and staff, what a great group of people, who makes your death seem a little bit more easier, knowing that these were the kind of people, you were fighting for. I am going thru some ups and downs but, its good for me to walk thru and do some healing, I know you understand. I miss you, so much, but, at least the promise I made that you would not be "forgotten" is happening. I fought for you in life, and I will continue to fight for you now, I always remember what you always said "we may not have a lot, but we have each other, and we have love" these words of yours calms my heart, when I am feeling down just knowing that "knowone can take my memories away" you are my heart, You are my most proudest accomplishment I have done in my entire life, I may have been a single mom, we had a lot of hard times, but, I would do over in heartbeat, even if I knew what the future held, love you "scooter" mom"

"You are very missed Arron,we are so proud of your heroic measures to help save us. Your mom and I go way back,I share her grief over your loss,and I share her proud feeling of knowing that you are finally being honored for that heroic effort to help save all of us here at home.We love and miss you. Well done Arron! R.I.P."
Mae and family of Chico,Ca. U.S.A.

"hey baby boy, we did a fundraiser at the speedway for you, your presence sure was felt, big mike thru a fit after he wrecked his car, you would love that, Arron we are getting closer each day to completing your monument hope this makes you happy! a lot of wonderful people are really working hard to get this done for you. you are so, loved and missed Arron, I am so honored to be your mother, I was from day you were born, I don't believe a broken heart can really ever heal, but, I am trying, believe me, Arron, I go forward the best I can each new day, as you would want me to. love you and miss you. mom"

"Arron quess what? a fundraiser is going to start for you to finally have a memorial is your hometown, a really nice man, named Dan who is a local business owner, has offered to help get this done, I know you would really be happy to see this done, babe, this is something that I believe in so strongly, you and all your other fallen brothers and sisters deserve this honor mostly in your hometown you died defending.this is the one thing, that I need to do for you, besides loving and missing you everyday. You also have a facebook account with photos and we will update it with info about your fundraiser. hope this makes you happy!"
mom

"Never forgotten!!!! Happy Memorial Day!!! Love you"
Vanessa Mettler of Chico CA

"To the family of Specialist Arron R Clark:

Please know that your loved one was remembered individually by my family at the Memorial Day Services at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Lehighton PA.

We are so appreciative of your sacrifice and we pray that God bless you all always!"
The Aaron Family of Lehighton, PA

"big ups clark, rest easy. though gone, your not forgotten."
eric of yuba city, ca

"This is to my aunt lyne ( mother of aaron). I feel just as much pain as you do and every day im thinking about aaron so your not the only one hurting. Aaron even though im ten but there are soo many words i would like to say to you if you were with us. If i could have one wish which i could get anything i want in the world i would wish you were here forever!!!!!! :("
you cousin kayde

"I cant belive we lost you i miss you sooo much even though i was three when i saw you love you lots"
kayde of richvale

"Happy Easter Arron I miss you, I just don't enjoy the holidays anymore without you being here. I love you."
mom

"Arron we lost Becky the other day her heart finally gave out, she was sick for along time,now she is a peace and can rest, it really hurts, its really hard on Sara and Jessica I feel really sad for them, I will continue to ask our Father to quide and comfort their hearts, its the only way I have been able to deal with losing you and mom. well honey, I love you and can't wait intill the day we see each other again in a whole new beautiful world here on earth. love mom"

"Bad news tonight buddy, I'm finding peace in the fact that your there to welcome us when it's our time, I can't think of a better angel! I love and miss you so much! Always"
Vanessa Mettler of Reno, NV.

"Arron,
We never met, but you are in my heart tonight. I want you to know that this old vet is proud of you and thankful for your sacrafice to my freedom. I read things your family has written and it has given me a special look at you through thier eyes. What a special man you were. Thank you for my freedom and I look forward to meeting you when God calls me home. Rest well soldier and God speed."
John Day of Anderson Ca.

"Arron it has taken me a long time to get to the point where I can talk to you and I still am not quite sure what to write but i going to try. I want to thank you so much for being a friend. If it weren't for you I think that I would have killed myself back in school. But you always seemed to come around at just the right time and know just the right thing to say to me to make me smile again. You showed me that it is okay to just be myself. I want to thank you for coming into my life and tell you that i have never forgotten you and I never will. Even now I talk about you to my children. You would love them. They are full of energy and in a lot of ways they say and do things that remind me of you everyday.
To Arron's family: I want to tell you how sorry I am for your loss and that as long as I live I will make sure that Arron is remembered in every way I can."
Heather Hiles of Baltimore, Maryland

"Happy Birthday Darlin, Love and Miss you always!!!"
Vanessa Mettler of Reno, Nv.

"I miss you Clark! I think of you everyday."
Tonesha Paul of Arlington, TX

"Merry Christmas Arron, you sure were missed by all your family today, we always discuss you, and wonder what you would be like now, we always share stories about you, Your uncle Randy this year admitted to getting you drunk that Christmas when you were 14 years old, I still have have not forgiven him for that, ha! you are truely missed and loved by all of us, Arron your Grandpa Beebe passed away, thought you would want to know. he is buried out by your dad. I love you. mom"

"Arron Ray...I hope you know how much you are missed!! There isn't a day that goes by that I don't have you on my mind. You will never be forgotten! I miss you more and more each day, Love you!! Your sister from another mother"
Sara Birdseye of Durham Ca

"Hi babe, 7 years since you have been gone from our sight, but, never gone from our hearts, I hope you like your tree I thought it turned out pretty. you were in the paper today some nice people I don't even know, put a large article about how you were not forgotten and never would be, God Bless them. I love you son, and I miss you every moment of the day. you are my heart. love mom"

"Hey Clark, I can't believe that so much time has passed. It has been 7 years now, yet I remember it like it was yesterday. I continue to remember you for the great soldier and man that you were. I know it sounds funny but I can't look at a can of raviolis without thinking of you, lol. I definitely miss you and know you are resting in peace in Heaven. Thank you"
Cathleen Legare of Bay Area, California

"Hi Arron,
it's almost that day again, I can't believe how many years have already passed! I went home last weekend for thanksgiving and was thinking about that Thanksgiving up at Pam and Bobby's house, and how everyone was teasing us about being Mikey and Tami's dates! lol They loved to pick on us, and still do! I went up to Mikey's house while I was in town it is honestly decorated in his kids and you. You'd be so proud of him! We really lucked out in the friend department! Your name is mentioned so often at home that it doesn't even feel like your gone, and I know now that's because your not you live everyday in our hearts, and I can honestly say we wouldn't be the people we are today if it wasn't for you!!


We thought of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday.
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories.
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake.
With which weíll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart."

"Hi AC, I just heard this made me smile!! Miss & love ya
It was seven hundred fenceposts from your place to ours
Neither one of us was old enough to drive a car
Sometimes it was raining, sometimes it would shine
We wore out that gravel road between your house and mine
I'd start walking your way
You'd start walking mine
We'd meet in the middle
'Neath that old Georgia pine
We'd gain a lot of ground
'Cause we'd both give a little
And their ain't no road to long
When you meet in the middle"
Vanessa Mettler of Reno, NV.

"Your Always on my mind, Love and Miss you!!!"
Vanessa Mettler of Reno, NV.

"Arron today, I listened to Our President speak, on declaring the war in Iraq is over, I have such conflicting feelings, joy for the soldiers that get to return home, and such sadmess for those of you, that was carried home. son, I don't pretend to understand this war, I just know that I will always be proud of you, and will always miss you, I would give anything to have you come home to me, but, your not going to come home, and I know this, but, I can still dream. love you honey."
mom

"Gosh! Where do I begin?
I quess the best place is with my Great Uncle, Von Wilson, who was killed during the Invasion of Normany in WW11. My Dad, a two time Purple Heart recipient, in the Korean War. Myself, I was in the Army when my nephew, Arron, was born. So you might say the Army was in Arron's blood. Arron's Father past away when he was Two. So I did my best to fill in as a male roll model in his life with help from my Father and Brother. As Arron grew into manhood, I could see so much of myself in him, which made me very proud. When Arron was klled, a part of me died with him. I was the one who first saw the Uniform
Man waiting outside my sister's house. He would not tell me anything until he spoke to my sister first. So I went out and found her and brought her home to face the news of the death of her only child, Arron.
What a nightmare day that was. A day that still haunts me. Arron would have wanted me there that day. I'd like to think that I was doing him one last favor. I was very close to my Nephew. I missed him yesterday and I miss him today, and I know I will miss him tomorrow. I try to seek comfort in all of the many lives he had touch in such a short time. This is the first time I have put my thoughts on display on this matter and no doubt will be my last for it has taken me more than Six and a half years to get to this point. I come down here to the schoolyard where Arron and I played so many games of baseball as teammates, and how Arron didn't care if he won or lost, he just wanted to play for the love of the game.
As I sit here looking across our field, I can alsost hear his voice, his laughter and I have to ask myself:
Was the War worth the life of my Nephew?
God, I hope so.
Thank you

Gary G. Clark Sr."
Gary Clark of Chico, Ca

"Hey Arron, I just wanted to say I love you. I still think about you everyday and am so thankful I knew you when you were alive. You are truly an inspiration in my life. I had a baby boy on your "golden" Birthday. We named him Chase Michael, after your best friend and "Sr"..... I know you wouldn't have had it any other way. I feel your presence with me at all times, it reminds me of the sacrifices we have to make to keep this country free. You are such a HERO!! I love you and miss you so much..."
Tamara Slightom- Jenkins of FT Sill Ok

"Hi Darling

I love you and miss you so much!!!! Happy Independence Day, Really wish you were here, this year I decided to take it easy!!!! Love you AC,"
Vanessa Mettler of Reno Nv

"Its Independence Day, in the past (almost) 7 years you've given it a new meaning for me. Thank you for your sacrifice Arron and I'm gonna miss you tonight at the races...well until I notice somebody with an attitude that you and Mikey would have roughed up!! Hey I'll miss you just as much then! I love you Arron!"
Jamie Slightom-Baker

"You will never be forgotten Arron. You have a spot in my heart."
Enrique Ramirez of Huntington Beach, CA

"GUESS WHAT? YOUR UNCLE GARY WAS ON THE NEWS, HE SHOWED OFF HIS TATOO HE HAS ON HIS ARM IN MEMORY OF YOU. YES, UNCLE GARY GOT A TATOO, AFTER TELLING YOU, THAT YOU WOULD NEVER LIVE IT DOWN IF YOU EVER GOT ONE.TELLS YOU, HOW MUCH, HE LOVES YOU. WE ALL DO SON."

"Arron another memorial day, your presence was felt by so many of us. Your friends decorated your resting spot, It looked beautiful, They miss you! We all keep you alive by sharing our memories and thoughts with each other. YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!"
mom

"Well Arron we all felt your presence again this weekend from the guy whom looked like you at the bar Sat night to yours and Verns song playing on the radio when we went to leave the races after my Dad FINALLY had a great race (we'll give you credit for that one too haha)!!!! I just want to thank you for all you've given us. From freedom to memories we'll never forget you!!!! I love you so much and till we meet again........"
Jamie Slightom-Baker of Plumas Lake, CA

"Rest in Peace."
Sierra

"Arron .....I miss you so much. Thank you for fighting for our freedom. Your always in my heart and never forgotten. I love you and can't wait to see you again."
Sister in law Irene of Hanford, California

"Many heroes fall during battle
this fight for freedom often costs
these men and women we send to foreign shores often it these lives that are lost but they will not be forgotten
we honor those souls that slip away
and know that they've become angels
In heaven, on this day
The memory of them lives on
as we sleep we see their face
the dreams seem so very real
we often imagine their warm embrace
God has given them free reign
to whisper gently to the trees
to glide effortlessly among the clouds
and dry your tears with a breeze
So as long as we are alive
we will hold them in our hearts
and as long as we can breathe
our heroes will never be apart
So as we bury you with honor
we will grieve, then heal & pray
and even though we'll miss you you
we'll be reunited in heaven one day until then take it easy darling!!!
I Love you, Thank you!"
Vanessa Mettler of Reno, NV

"I am 1SG (Ret) Melendez. I served together with SPC Clark who at the time worked in 1SG Medina's Orderly Room in Iraq. I knew Aaron briefly, but knew him well enough to know what an outstanding soldier he was. You see, I was the 1SG for 514th Signal Co, 35th Signal Bde (ABN) and he was always talking about the Paratrooper's life. I could not wait to see him coming to Fort Bragg but the Lord had different plans. To his parents, may the Lord continue to illuminate you and grant you peace. God bless you."
Archie Melendez of Stafford, VA

"I had the privilege to serve alongside SPC. Clark and the memories of his dedication to this great country motivate me to this day. Rest in peace friend; you are not forgotten!"
John Hamric of Ohio

"Arron just wanted to let you know that "freddy" passed away, I know how much, you loved your dog and it felt like losing part of you again, it really hurt, I cried for days, he was 15 years old, but, still had a young spirit, he will be missed, I hope you both are together. love mom"

"Arron another special boy to share your birthday with, how cool is that, I know you are proud and happy to share your special day with a new precious little baby, and I can see your smile and I know your ego is probally feeling pretty good right now, everything happens for a reason. It is all in Gods planning."
mom

"Arron Ray, you just keep shining your light into our life and letting us know you're still here huh? Tami had her Army brat baby boy Chase Michael last night on your 27th birthday!!! She wasn't even due till Feb 10th, but he is perfect and healthy!!! Thank you so much for looking over us Arron. You've always been a protector, and it still shines thru! We love you so much!!"
Jamie Slightom-Baker of Plumas Lake, CA

"Wow Arron! 27? It just doesn't seem to get any easier? I read these messages that everyone posts and it makes me so proud of you! Not only because of your willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice, but because of the impact you have made in so many peoples lives!!! Arron Ray, you're a beautiful soul, and thank you so much for just being you!!! Happy Birthday Arron Ray, I luv and miss you! And thank you Lynn for giving him life 27 years ago today!!"
Jamie Slightom-Baker of Plumas Lake, CA

"Happy Birthday Arron, 27 years old, wow' It is so hard to believe, I can remember everything about the day you were born, just as I remember the day you died, where have the years gone to. Arron I keep going forward, because their is nothing else for me to do, years go by, but, those special days keep coming year after year, and knowone can ever convince me it gets better, because it don't. I love you, son, Your last words you wrote me were, "I love you Mom, I always have, and I always will to the day I die" and I can say the same thing to you, I will never stop loving and missing you, God Blessed me with you."

"Hi Buddy,
Happy Birthday, I miss and Love you!!!! Wish you were here!"
Vanessa Mettler of Reno, NV.

"It's New Years once more,another year without you, I sure do miss you. Mom"

"Merry Christmas baby boy, we lit your tree last night, everyone could see it from the highway, It looked beautiful, I hope you liked it. miss you. love mom."

"This is to Arron's mom. I was in your son's unit and at his memorial we played a video of his re enlistment. Can you please post that on youtube. I never had the opportunity to ask the LT's for a copy.
Clark,
I miss ya buddy! I have never forgotten you. I want to thank you for making such a great impact on my life. Words can't say enough how honored I am to have known you. *Salute*"
Eric of Sierra Vista, Az.

"Dec 5th used to have no real meaning to me, and to a lot of other people, but, on Dec 5, 2003 it became a day of remembrence and sadness a day of great sorrow for many people. The day you died. And the day I lost part of my heart, son, I can't sleep tonight, having all these thoughts and memories of that awful day, wishing that I could of been there with you, I hear time heals the heart, but, I don't believe it. I think I am moving forward then this day comes along and I am right back where I was 6 years ago. I love you baby boy."

"I remember the day like it was yesterday. He said, hey man, I don't know how to say this but Clarke Died. I said, which Clarke? Arron, or the other one. He said the Commander's driver. I remember the good times, I remember working across the hallway from you. You were an incredible human being, and I'll never forget the sacrifice you made for me and everyone else here in the USA."
Aaron of Austin

"Six Years ago tomorrow, miss ya just like it was yesterday!! it's weird how the day feels the same as it did that day Miss you so much my prayers are with your mom today love me"
Vanessa Mettler of Reno, NV.

"Hi Arron,

Just wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving Miss and Love ya lots!!!!"
Vanessa Mettler of Reno, NV

"Thinkin about you bud. So many friends, so many memories. You touched all of these people."
Aaron Bahn of Austin, Tx.

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3"
Scott Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"Hi babe. quess what a memorial is going to be built, it will have your name and it will be at the city plaza, this is what I wanted for so, long. I miss you and I am so proud of you, and I will never let you be forgotten, you gave it all. love Mom"

"Today I remember what you have gave for our country. I thank you so much Arron. I forever will miss and love you very much!!!"
Irene (sis inlaw) of Hanford, ca

"Well well well Mr A/C....I sure miss you, I live in this Army town now and it seems like every time I go on post I think of you. I wonder what rank you would be today, and where you would be stationed. You are on my mind everyday. I know you are right here with me, and my Ayden every time my husband gets the call to duty. Your there telling me how strong I am and that I can handle this. I feel you in my heart with every struggle the Army life puts us through. I just wish I had the chance to hug you, and tell you how proud I am of you. How much you sacrificed just to be the hero that you always were even before you put them ACU's on. You are my motivation, my angel and my hero. I miss and you love you little bro."
Tamara Slightom-Jenkins of Fort Sill, Ok

"Hi buddy, Thank you so much for everything you did for us your on my mind everyday in the choices i make and the person I'm still trying to become!! I'm so proud of you! I hope were making you proud down here!!!! love you so much!! Thanks darling!!! PS He stopped loving HER today lol....... love ya"
Vanessa Mettler of Reno Nv

"Clark its been so long man and I still havent let go. To be honest you are the driving force that is keeping me motivated to teach, train, mentor, and motivate todays Soldiers. I will never forget our many conversations and how we always seemed to argue which branch was more significant to the military Quartermasters or Chemical. I love you man miss you and you will never be forgotten. To the family of A.C. I will always be at your mercy for supporting such a great Vet. You will always be able to find me at Ft Bragg if you need anything"
SSG(P) Earl Johnson of Fort Bragg, NC

"Gone but never forgotten A.C.!!!! Never.....It's days like today.......your memory keeps on shinning! I luv and miss you so much and would give anything to say goodbye one last time to tell you what you meant to me and my entire family! You're our hero (you always knew you were huh lol)? I thank you Arron Ray!!"
Jamie Slightom-Baker of Plumas Lake, CA

"Happy 4th of July, honey, the holidays are the most difficult for me, I can remember going to the racetrack with you to watch the fireworks, then you got older and you would go with your friends, and make your own kind of fireworks, Ha! I can still remember how angry I would be when I knew you were feeling no pain when you finally staggered home!! what I would give to relive those times with you again. You know you still live within my heart and always will. I love and miss you."
mom

"God Bless our Military who are protecting our Country for our Freedom.
Thanks to them, and their sacrifices, we can celebrate the 4th of July.
We must never forget who gets the credit for the freedoms we have, of which we should be eternally grateful.

hey Arron I got this e-mail today that reminded me of you miss you lots love"
Vanessa Mettler of reno nv

"Sorry to hear a brother has fallen from on of the finest units i ever had the chance to serve in. Heart goes out to the family and those that still serve over there and i will do what i can to honor his memory.

"No Slack" A co."
Paul Kasprzak of Lumberton, NJ

"Hi baby boy
Another memorial day, went to two memorial services, your headstone was decorated by your friends, it looked beautiful. it touches my heart when I read the letters from your brothers and sisters you served with, they haven't forgotten you, they bring such joy to me, sharing their stories about you. I know you enjoy hearing from them also. I miss you baby, I love you so much."
mom

"To the family and friends of My man Clark
I remember when he first arrived Germany, I spent a lot of time with arron, every thursday I held training for all the chemical soldiers in 440th. (all 5 of us)... I had left Iraq by December of 2003,Whether deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan I find myself always thinkin bout you A.C. Rest in Peace I can hear you sayin Chem Dawg in dat raspy voice makin fun of me now.... Gone But Never Forgotten..... Chem Dawg....."
SFC Nevels, R of FT. Campbell KY.

"Hey there Clark its been almost 5 years bro. I still remember that day like it was yesterday. I was doing my normal thing at the Node Center and was in contact with your convoy by radio, I heard the blast and knew it was not good. I still can remember all the days and nights you would ask me everything there was to know about airborne school, I told you everything I knew and I was confident you would be an excellent paratrooper! My condolences go out to your family, I wear a KIA bracelet almost everyday to remember you. I miss ya bro and will see you again on the other side, hold it down till I get there. Peace my brother. Bravo Co. 440th Sig (Node Center 22)"
Sgt Leo Gardner of Orlando, Fl

"Happy Memorial Day!!
I love you."
Irene (sis in law) of Hanford Ca

"Wow how time goes fast. I miss you so much Arron. I wish that you didn't have to leave us but I know god was calling you home to do great things up there. And I know that I will see you again. Geez I miss all the funny things you did. And I remember the time I tried to teach you how to drive on the Chico freeway..gosh you were so nervous. But you did well. I love you and miss you terribly. Til we see each other again."
Irene (sis in law) of Hanford Ca

"I remember the day they told us what happened in Iraq. I was at a B Co site and was told I had to leave (I was in C Co) and just the way they said I had to get out of there I knew something bad happened. You see, no one says a word until the fallen Soldiers family has been notified and then its time for his other family to mourn. I couldn't wrap my mind around what happened for quite some time because you never want to believe bad things happen to good people. I have never been to a memorial that was so touching in my life and I don't think there will be another like it. It was beautiful in the palace and we were lucky enough to watch a video of him reenlisting, so many years later it makes me get choked up thinking about it but it was truly an awesome experience. I didn't really hang out with Clark too much except when I would stop by OPS. I remember laughing through my tears that day when I realized his middle name wasn't really "Ranger," that guy had me believing for months that it was! It's amazing to read how many of us that still hold his memorial service card dear to our hearts. It followed me into the civilian world and back into the Army, as a matter of fact I made sure I brought it with me to Korea. I talk about him alot to the young Soldiers to let them know how important they are and to know what we are doing across the world is really worth something. I've read this site so many times and never had the courage to write, now I wish that I could sit with your family and let them know what you mean to your sisters and brothers from other mothers. And to you, Arron's family, it makes me feel good to be able to come back here every so often and read the little notes you leave for him here. MRS Clark, you did an excellant job of raising a man with such humble confidence (he was never boastful) and values. There are hundreds of us out in the world that want to give you hugs even six years later because we know your son and we're honored to call him Brother!"

"BABY BOY, HOW I MISS YOU, TODAY WAS EXTRA HARD. I JUST COULD NOT, GET OUT OF MY DOWN MOOD. KEPT THINKING ABOUT YOU, MISSING YOU, REMEMBERING YOU AS A SMALL CHILD, DO YOU REMEMBER, YOUR GREY TEDDY BEAR? HELD ON TO IT, TODAY, JUST WANTED APART OF YOU WITH ME. LOVE YOU, SO MUCH, I WISH YOU WERE HERE."
MOM

"HI SWEETIE JUST THINKING ABOUT YOU ALOT TODAY LOVE AND MISS YA ALWAYS"
Vanessa Mettler of Reno NV

"Hi honey its Easter today one more holiday without you, I saw a young man today that reminded me of you, and all these memories just started flooding in my head about you, how I miss you babe not a day goes by without me thinking about you. I love you."
mom

"Hey Arron just wanted to stop in and say hi. i have just been thinking about you alot and i miss you so much.I will always love you"
Samantha of Forest Ranch

"Hi Arron, just wanted to stop by a wish you a Happy Birthday! wish you were here AC miss ya lots!!!"
Vanessa Mettler of Reno nv

"I can't believe its been so long man. You were a great friend."
Aaron Bahn of Austin, Tx

"Hi honey another christmas without you but, in spirit you were with all of us and we love and miss you so, much. we shared our memories of you with each other, how you would have enjoyed watching your niece and nephews opening their gifts and the joy they were having, a blessing they are. love you son, Mom"

"Hi Arron, it's christmas and I wish you were here! I just wanted to say I miss and love you everyday! maybe someday this month will get easier to celebrate! miss you"
vanessa mettler of reno, nv

"hey Arron well it christmas eve and i just wonted to say merry christmas and that i think of you most on christmas i dont think a day gos by that i dont think of you but it hurt the most in december well just wonted to say that i love always and marry christmas please keep watching over all of us"
samantha of Forest Ranch, ca

"5 Years. Wow, your still alive in our hearts and memory. We all miss you very much Arron."
Auntie Robin of Richvale, Ca.

"Arron its been 5 years today to the day since you died, I made myself watch your video, so, I could hear your voice and see your face. I miss you, so much."
mom

"It's been 5 years today. I miss you and love you more and more every day. Just remember I will never forget you. You will always be with me. I love you Arron Ray"
Jessica Heidrich of Chico, CA

"Hi Aaron, I was up all night thinking about what happened five years ago, you will always be my hero and I miss you. Its hard for me to talk to other people about it but I think about you all the time,"
Cathleen Legare of Leavenworth, Kansas

"Cousin Arron, We both know where I was five years ago come this friday. And it still hurts that I wasn't allowed to go to your service and get the chance to say my good byes. You were not only a cousin to me. But you were my brother, my best friend. It's not the same out here without you. And this time of the year is even harder. Not only for I but for all of us. I promised you I would be there for your mom when I returned home, and I intend to keep that promise. We all love and miss you dearly. We all think of you often, and carry your name in honor. You'll never be forgotten SPC Arron Ray Clark."
Gary Clark Jr of Chico

"Arron, you were missed today, the holidays will never be the same without you, your smile, laugh, funny things you did, your love you shared with all of us, We miss and love you."
Your Family

"November 10, 2008
To the family of Spc. Arron R. Clark:
Arron 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

"Arron,

I may have never officially met you, but I know you. In my heart, in my mind. Your courage and sacrifice I shall remember, honor and cherish. Thank you for the protection you provided me, my family and all Americans. And to your family, thank you for raising, loving and supporting such an honorable man and a true hero."
Stephanie Ewing of Oak Rige, TN/USA

"Arron,
You and I never met, to the best of my knowledge, yet we patrolled the same streets in Baghdad at the same time. Although I was on leave at the time of the explosion that took your life, it was my team (led by one of the finest NCOs in the ARMY) that responded to the situation. SGT Jeremy Hubler. Through this man I learned of you. To me it is of the utmost importance that your family understands how very much my family and I appreciate your service, love for your country, and sacrifice. And that the rest of this country remembers you for ever. You will forever be a part of my family and a Brother In Arms. Thank you SPC. Clark. And thank you Clark family. Your son is a true American Hero."
SSG (DAV) Michael V. Treat of Largo, FL

"Arron,
I know we didn't meet until it all happened, we did everything we could and I'm so sorry it wasn't enough. I think about you everyday and wear a memorial bracelet engraved with your name, I wear it proudly and will never forget that day. Even in passing you changed my life and made me a better person. Thank you for everything."
Jeremy R. Hubler of Fort Polk, LA

"September 28, It really has no special meaning for many people, it never did for me, intill I lost you and became a Gold Star Mother, something none of us ever wants to become, but, if is asked of us, we do so with honor, I love you Arron, I was always so proud of you, what a blessing you are and will always be, for you live on in your Mothers heart!"

"Hey buddy, so it's 9/11/08 today, i'm sitting at work and cant stop thinking about you! i honestly never thought 9/11 was going to affect me so personaly when it happened, i just miss you so much!! i hope your moms doing good today! and i'll talk to you soon! love me"
Vanessa Mettler of reno, nv

"I was thinking about you this morning...I know it has been probably 5 years since I had last seen you in Darmstadt. When it happened, I was crushed by the news that we had lost you, a fellow 440th soldier and a great person. We never hung out, never worked out together, and never really hung with the same crowd (After all you were Bravo and I was 578th...can't be caught hanging out with each other right) but every time we came across each other's path we would stop and talk for a few. I miss those conversations."
Dave of Atlanta, GA

"Hey Arron,its me beck, it been along time,and i know we will see you agin. and i hope we will remember each other, i no i will. always love you and never forget what you ment to me for 20 years, eventhough you were my littel * head, as iv always called you that, ad i wil never stop I wil always love you forever.love aways beck"
Becky Heidrich of Chico, cali

"Hey Arron, Been thanking alot about you the last couple of weeks. I cant believe how one person can touch so many lifes, And how bad it can still hurt after all these years i thought that the pain would fade with time but it still hurt the same as the day i got the news.But i no you are watching over us and that gives some releave.just wonted you to no that i love you and will alway miss you."
samantha plants of Forest Ranch ca.

"HEY SWEETHEART, JUST WANTED TO STOP BY TO SAY HAPPY 4TH OF JULY, WISH YOU WERE HERE WITH US TODAY!!!! THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DID, NEVER FORGOTTEN!!! MISS YOU MUCH LOVE ME"
VANESSA METTLER of RENO, NV

"Hey bro, I was thinkin' about you today."
Spc. Emmons, Eric C. of Oroville, CA

"HI SWEETHEART JUST THOUGHT I'D STOP BY TELL YA I WAS THINKING ABOUT YA LIKE ALWAYS MISS YOU MUCH!!!!"
VANESSA METTLER of RENO NV

"Another mother's Day without you, It makes me so, depressed. I think of all the other moms going thru the same thing I do, and my heart breaks for them. Son, with you and mom both being gone, this day really has no meaning to me. just another day of memories, I really miss you and mom and I treasure the time I had with both of you. Love you, forever and ever. Mom"

"I learned of your son from a Tribute to him on the Army's 2008 Tactical C4 Conference April 21-24, 2008, Atlanta GA. Found this web site and by reading your postings, I could not imagine the pain of losing a child. As a former Signal Soldier and mother, I cannot describe the feeling of being both.

I am sorry for your loss. Iíll pray that the Lord keeps blessing you and your family with the strength needed to walk in the journey of life. Clark is in a better place and one day we will join him.

God Bless!!!"
Lisa of USA

"Happy Easter babe, You are with all of us, who loved you, in our thoughts and in our hearts, you are not forgotten, I keep telling myself you are the lucky one, who know longer suffers in this world, you are in a place where there is no suffering and sorrow, Your physical body is at rest, but, your spirit lives on. I believe you are in the presence of God, and I envy you, my son. I bet you and Grandma had a glorious reunion, I miss both of you. I watched your favorite show tonite " The Ten Commandments" I can't watch it without thinking of you. You were just a little boy when you first started watching it. I love you. Love Mom"

"Hi babe its been 5 years today when you left to go to Iraq, traveling thru the desert into Baghdad, I have been emotional all week, had a breakdown in a store today, I can just hear you saying "chill out mom" its hard Arron, I miss you, I don't think the pain will ever stop!!!"
mom

"HI I CAN'T SEEM TO STOP THINKING ABOUT YOU TODAY, SO I THOUGHT I'D STOP BY AND SAY HI!! I STILL MISS YOU SO MUCH, ALTHOUGH I THINK WE'VE ALL LEARNED HOW TO DEAL WITH YOU BEING GONE, I STILL HAVENT ACCEPTED IT, I DON'T KNOW IF I EVER WILL! TODAY MY FRIEND IS A BAD DAY, I REALLY HOPE YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVED YOU...."
Vanessa Mettler of reno nv

"Arron, the Military.com tribute to you and all those that have paid the ultimate price for our freedoms was very touching and brought tears to my eyes. I am very proud of my service and of my son's current service. You obviously touched many in your short life, however the memory of you will be eternal!"
Louie of Burke, VA

"Just a little note telling you I miss you! You are my hero and I truly hope you know this. I love you Arron Ray, i can't wait til' the day we meet again. Love your sister:)"
Sara Birdseye of Chico, cali

"I just read all these messages and posts on here, what an amazing person this guy seems like and i have never met him or his family. I think this is why were the greatest nation on earth because we have families like these that raise such heroes. I thank you for touching me while i am at work at a pointless job, this man had meaning."
Sean of Newport Beach, CA,

"Scooter....I miss you.
Love your sister xoxoxo"
Sara Birdseye of Chico, cali

"You are on my mind today and everyday, I just wanted to tell you Happy Heart Day 2008...I know you are smiling down on us and I just want you to know you will always live on in our heart and souls. I miss you more than words can say. I love you Arron Ray."
Sara Birdseye of Chico, cali

"Happy 25th birthday, I can't believe you would be that old, it just seems like yesterday you were my baby boy, just starting to walk and talk, I sure wish I could give you a big birthday hug and kiss in person and not just in my mind, I love you son. Mom"
lyne of chico

"Happy Birthday Arron!! Today is your day! I miss you so much so often. I know you are still with us and you oversee everything thats going on down here. You must be proud! Your name lives on in our nephew. You will NEVER be forgotten. I love and miss you and that smile so much!"
Tamara Slightom of Bakersfield, CA

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR ARRON HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU....... I MISS YOU, LOVE YOU!!!!!"
VANESSA METTLER of RENO NV

"It's 2008 baby, can you believe that?
I can't believe its been over 4 years.
I sure do miss you, Love you."
lyne of chico

"Hi Babe
Merry Christmas, you were in my heart today and everyday, I miss you and I keep remembering past christmas's we shared together. I wish we could of had many more together, but, your work on this earth was finished and our Lord needed you to come home. I take comfort knowing you spend your christmas's with Jesus. I love you. Mom"
Lyne Clark of chico

"HI SWEETIE, MERRY CHRISTMAS, YOU'VE BEEN ON MY MIND ALL DAY AND YOUR ALWAYS IN MY HEART I LOVE AND MISS YOU!!!!"
VANESSA METTLER of RENO NV

"Arron
Mikey had a son today, and he named him after you, as you both promise one another you would do. so now, Jarron, Riley Arin, Arron Ray all carry your name, and will grow-up learning from those of us who knew and loved you, what
a great man they were named for, Love you forever. Mom"
Lyne Clark of chico

"I just want to say that there are alot of touching messages to you on here and I know you are probably up there laughing at how weak we all really are. There was nothing in this world that was to tough for you. You always strived so hard to be the best at everything, and it's an inspiration to us all. The one thing I have learned is to take nothing for granted and to take advantage of every opportunity that I get because I only enjoy these opportunities from the sacrifices soldiers like yourself have made. I would also like to thank Lyne Clark for bringing this man into all of our lives. It was better to have known him and miss him than to have never met him. Love you bro. You are missed."
Jesse Lord of Las Vegas, NV U.S.A

"Arron another year has gone by, and once more the memories of this day reminds all that love and miss you, what a great man you were and how much, you gave for all of us on Dec 5, 2003. "You Gave All" and their is" No greater love than for one to lay his life down for another". You are a hero Arron and you will never be forgotten."
Lyne Clark of Chico

"Hey Arron,
I come on here so often thinking of you and reading the posts that people leave. You were a great soldier, and a better man. I appreciate having the chance to have known you. You are missed ranger Clark!"
Jesse Lord of Las Vegas, NV U.S.A

"Hey Arron I miss you so much. Tomorrow is one of the saddest days of many lives. You were such an amazing person and I think about you very often. I love you and miss you my friend."
Krystle of Chico.Ca

"Aaron, I just wanted to say that I miss you and thank you for being such a great person. You are truly my hero."
Cathleen Legare of Suisun City, California

"Happy Veterans Day Arron Ray!! I miss you more than you will ever know!!Love you!"
Sara Birdseye of Chico, Ca

"HAPPY VETRENS DAY ARRON, I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU!!! I MISS YOU!!!"
VANESSA METTLER of RENO NV

"Hi babe
I miss you so much!!
my arms ache with wanting to hold you
and see your famous crooked smile!
we are coming up to that dreaded day
and the holidays are approaching, this
is a really hard time of the year, my love.
just really feeling the loss tonight and
I want you to know how much, I love you and I always will. love mom."
lyne clark of chico

"You're always on mind, every sec. of every day!! Just wanted you to know that. I will never forget you. Til I see you again, I love you Arron Ray!"
Sara Birdseye of Chico, cali

""In the end my friend we will all be together again!" Your pal, Skinny"
Randy Weaver of Surfside Beach,South Carolina

"Hey Scooter...just wanted you to know we're always thinking about you. We love you very very much. Love the Birdseye Trio xoxoxo"
Joe, Sara, & Rylie of Chico California USA

"HI ARRON, I JUST GOT AN E-MAIL THAT REMINDED ME OF YOU AND WHAT YOU DID FOR YOUR COUNTRY I'M SO PROUD OF YOU AC!!! I MISS U LOVE VANESSA"
VANESSA METTLER of RENO NV

"I love you Arron Ray....You will always be on my mind and in my heart. I'll see you again one day. love your sister Sara"
Sara Birdseye of Chico Ca

"FLAGS BLOWING SOFTLY IN THE WIND, HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE GATHERING TO PAY THEIR RESPECT TO YOU AND ALL YOUR FALLEN BROTHERS AND SISTERS, IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT, KNOWONE SHOULD EVER TAKE THEIR FREEDOM FOR GRANTED IT COMES WITH A VERY HEAVY PRICE AND EVERYONE SHOULD BE GRATEFUL! I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE FLAGS, AND TAPS PLAYING SOFTLY IN THE WIND THAT SONG GETS TO ME, IT IS BEAUTIFUL BUT, SO SAD, THE VETERANS ARE STARTING ON YOUR STATUE THE ONE WITH THE GUN, HELMET, AND BOOTS IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND IT IS GOING TO PLACED OUT BY YOU. I THINK ITS FITTING THAT IT BE IN A HONOR FEILD, HOLY GROUND, A PEACEFUL BEAUTIFUL PLACE. ARRON YOUR NAME IS ALSO ON A MEMORIAL WALL DOWN TOWM, YOU REALLY LEFT YOUR MARK IN THIS WORLD, YOU WERE ALWAYS A SPECIAL CHILD WHO GREW TO BE A OUTSTANDING MAN, I'M AM SO PROUD TO BE YOUR MOM, I ALWAYS WAS. YOU ARE MY HEART AND SOUL, I MISS YOU SO, LOVE ALWAYS MOM"
LYNE of CHICO

"Sorry I can't be there this memorial day, but I'm thinking of you always. I love you."
Jamie of Albany, OR

"Missing you alot.I love you Arron."
Irene of Hanford, Calif

"Thinking about you today, little brother!"
Dwayne of San Diego, Ca

"HEY ARRON, JUST WANTED TO STOP BY AND LET YOU KNOW WE'RE THINKING ABOUT YOU THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, AND WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU, AND WE MISS YOU!!!!!!"
vanessa & chrissy of reno nv

"I still remember SPC Clark with much fondness. He was everything you can could have wanted in a Soldier -- tough, strong, caring, and fun to be around. I still pray for him and his family. His service and dedication are an inspiration to me to this day."
CPT Pete Exline of Fort Sill, OK

"HEY ARRON JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW I'M THINKING OF YOU! AND I MISS YOU EVERYDAY!"
VANESSA METTLER of RENO NV

"Aaron, you've forever impacted so many of us in the 440th Signal Battalion! Even now, years later, your memory lives on and your photos still hang to remind us of your sacrifice. Since your memorial in Baghdad, I haven't taken a day for granted. Thank you and we'll never forget you."
CPT Adrienne Barker

"babe, it is Easter and I can't quit thinking of you and wishing to have a second chance just to hold you one more time, just to hear your voice. I miss you honey, Love you forever. mom"
lyne clark of chico ca

"SPC Clark,
You were the first to be taken so suddenly, its hard to except it, or agree with it. It had left such an impact on the 440th soldiers who were there with you. Every vet, memorial, well pretty much everyday I think of the price you paid. I'm so sorry to your family and friends. Just like some one else said, I keep your memorial card in a safe place close to my heart and soul, my bible. May god bless your family with strength to continue on, and pride of such a wonderful person they created."
SGT Reckers of n/a

"To Arron,
I had never met you until 5 Dec. 2003. That morning in Baghdad was beautiful....until the explosion. My convoy was less than 250 meters from yours. I was the first to your vehicle and carried you in my arms to my own so we could get you to a hospital. But even as I held you I knew it was too late. Did you know you were on CNN? I watched myself carrying you later that day. Know that I see you and think of you every day...my prayers for you and your family. Your pain is over....mine continues."
MAJ John Pilgrim of Monterey, CA

"HEY ARRON, WE MET ONLY A FEW TIMES ON CAMBRAI BUT I REMEMBER YOU STILL TO THIS DAY. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER AND KNOW THAT YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. FROM AN A CO. GATOR TO A B CO. BULLDOG HOAH!!!"
SGT. SIERRA of FT. HUACHUCA

"another holiday season baby boy, and you were right here with your family in our hearts. we love you so, and I take comfort in knowing you have the best christmas of us all for you share yours with jesus, what a wonderous time you must have, I bet grandma is smiling and loving every moment of it. I know your happy son, it is those of us that all left behind that suffer, it is so hard to be strong. I love you and miss you daily im holding on to Gods promise that one day we will be together again, where we will not cry or mourn again. He will take all our pain away. love you always. mom"
lyne of chico

"Oh Arron i cant believe it's been three years since you went home to the the Lord. Boy is he lucky to have such a wonderful person with him. I miss you today as much as the day you left. You would be so proud of Mallorie she's racing her heart out almost every weekened. I wish you could be here to see it. MSC Racing!(Mcgahan, Slightom, Clark) I miss and love you you everday and will forever. Merry Christmas"
Stephanie of Chico Ca

"HI ARRON I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY, AND EVERYDAY I'M THANKFUL I GOT THE CHANCE TO KNOW YOU, I MISS YOU JUST AS MUCH TODAY AS I DID THREE YEARS AGO!! MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU TODAY LYNE!!! Love, Vanessa"
Vanessa Mettler of Reno NV

"MY SON I AM SITTING HERE TONITE NOT ABLE TO SLEEP THINKING ABOUT TOMORROW AND NOT BEING ABLE TO BELIEVE IT WILL BE 3 YEARS SINCE YOU LEFT ME, IT FEELS LIKE YESTERDAY TO ME, WHEN THAT SOLDIER CAME TO TELL ME YOU WERE GONE AND CHANGING MY LIFE FOREVER, I KNEW THAN A HEART CAN REALLY BREAK, I DON'T THINK MINE WILL EVER HEAL, HOW CAN IT SON? YOU WERE MY LIFE BABY, I LOVE YOU HONEY. NO BETTER SON COULD ANY MOTHER HAVE ASKED FOR THEN YOU, LOVE MOM"
LYNE of CHICO

"I remember being called to the orderly room in Iraq, no one knew why. We all thought it would be some sort of meeting and then we could go back to our quarters, the same as we were before. Your death was announced, and the world changed forever. First the disbelief, and then the tears. Personally, I lost the person I could always talk to about anything, the impartial mediator who possesed extreme wisdom for such a young man. I think of you often, and regret the fact that the world has lost you."
SGT Jason K. Duke of Seoul, The Republic of Korea

"DEAREST SON, HOW I MISS YOU BABE, NOT A DAY GOES BY THAT A MEMORY OF YOU DON'T COME TO MY MIND, SOME OF THEM MAKE ME CRY AND SOME MAKES ME SMILE. ARRON YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED BY THOSE OF US WHO LOVED YOU, YOUR COMMANDER WROTE ME AND HE SAID YOU COULD NEVER BE FORGOTTEN BY THOSE WHO SERVED WITH YOU, BECAUSE YOUR IN THEIR HEARTS AND SOULS, WHAT A KIND THING TO SAY BABY, THEY DID A DEDICATION FOR YOU IN GERMANY THE SPC ARRON RAY CLARK CONFERENCE ROOM, YOU WOULD BE SO PROUD AND YOUR GYM IN IRAQ STILL IS CALLED CLARK'S GYM. YOU CONTINUE TO BE LOVED AND MISSED BABY BOY. THEY SAY GOD ONLY TAKES THE BEST AND I KNOW THAT IS TRUE BECAUSE HE CHOOSE TO TAKE YOU HOME. YOU WERE ONLY LOANED TO ME, AND I HAD TO LET YOU GO, IT IS THE HARDEST THING I WILL EVER HAVE TO DO IN MY LIFE, I MISS YOU SO BAD. LOVE YOU FOREVER AND EVER YOUR MOM."
LYNE of CHICO

"my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the brave man who lost his
live.I trust that it is of comfort knowing that he died doing what he loved.As an American I thank you for your sacrifice. I will keep all the troops in my thoughts and pray that they will return safely home. God Bless

Again thanks for what you have done for this Country.

GOD BLESS and may you rest in peace"
Manuela of Tampa Bay, Florida

"hi babe, well another memorial day a day of remembering all of you brave men and women who gave all. a day to me of remembering that you are really gone. today people reflects on what freedom means to them and what a high cost the soldiers and families pay for their freedom. a day that should be in everyones thoughts all year long, not just one special day of the year. this special lady babe, wrote you some beautiful poems, she visits your grave frequently I save her letters, their from the heart. you are loved and missed scooter, everyday!!"
mom of chico

"Memorial Day 2006 Darmstadt.

I was searching for information on Memorial Day services in Darmstadt on the internet and this was the first thing that came up and I was stunned, because I went to Arron R. Clark's memorial service and I still carry the memerial service bulletin with his photograph and biography in my Bible and I pray for him and his family often.

Thank you to Arron R. Clark and to all of his family for the sacrifices made for all of us.

God Bless you"
Mike and Christina Manning of Darmstadt, Germany

"Arriving with the rain
Reaching sea to sea
Roaring loud above the pain
Outstretched arms to God
Never forgotten, those slain"
Darcy Ford of Paradise, CA

"All of the laughter
Ringing in their ears
Realizing their regrets
Onward Christian Soldiers
Now and forever youíre revered."
Darcy Ford of Paradise, CA

"Howdy my dear nephew, tonight you are heavily on my mind. So many what if's. You should see your cousin Kayde. I just got her grad pictures back. I can't believe she is graduating from Kindergarten. Where has the time gone. Mason is doing pretty good in baseball this year. He has hit a home run (on errors), but he still did it and is very proud. Ever since then he has got the confidence, and is doing great. Drake is a bully. Just like his daddy. You would be proud of them, they are 100% Clark. I miss you so much."
Aunt Robin of Richvale, Calif.

"Today is mothers day babe, my thoughts are of you and on all the other moms who are having a rough day, missing their child. Arron im just really feeling sad and so lonely, what I would have given just to hear your voice today. I love you darling, God only knows, how much. love mom"
lyne clark of chico

"Arron, I only know you through pictures, stories and the undying love of your mother. This alone is enough to make me love and respect you as if I had known you forever. You are loved and will never be forgotten, as your mom and family carry their love with them throughout every second of every minute of each and every day.
Iíll do my best to look after your mom when I can, because she has to dig deep on a daily basis to find the strength to take each step towards a new sunrise. You got your strength and courage from her and you would be as proud of her as she is of you, her life.
Your family keeps your laughter alive and I can, on a quiet evening, almost hear that giggle escaping from your famous crooked smile."
Darcy Ford of Paradise, CA

"It is with tears in my eyes that I thank you for my continued freedom, I have two sons in Iraq myself protecting my freedom, I am thankfull that this nation has so may sons and daughters who are willing to protect this nation and all we stand for, HOOAH"
John Day of Anderson, Calif.

"hi baby, it is easter and I am missing you so,much. every day is hard but, it seems like the holidays are even harder. I can still picture you worrying that the easter bunny was going to get lost and not bring you anything. what a cutey you always were. Arron I want you to know you are not being forgotten and you will never be as long as their is breath in my body, and niether will any other of your brothers in arms and their families not be remembered and honored for only those of us who have suffered the greatest pain any family can suffer, truely understand the cost of war. each one of you are more then a number. well babe I love you and think of you daily and I keep holding on to God's promise of being reuniting one day in a place of no suffering and sorrow, what a glorious day that will be. Love you forever, mom."
lyne clark of chico ca

"Dear Aaron, although we've never met, I want you to know that I'm getting to know you as I talk with your mom. She and I are becoming friends because my step-son Patrick was also Army and moved, Feb, 11, 04, as you have to "higher ground." I know the both of you have brought us together. Your mom and I share stories of our courageous sons, and oh the love and wonderful stories your mom holds of you in her heart and memory. She is very special. I want to thank you for your courageous, valiant service and sacrifice. I promise to keep in touch with your mom."
Deborah Tainsh of Midland, Georgia

"I think of you everyday, Arron! I have a new job counseling disabled Military members at Balboa Medical Center, most of them coming from Iraq. I'm not sure how I ended up in this job...seems like fate to me. Your pictures and citation from the President hang on the wall over the heads of these Veterans. When they complain about life or that they have no future...I look to you for help. I know they've had struggles, but atleast they've had the opportunity to struggle. I sometimes have to remind them of that!
I've counseled hundreds of Veterans through this very difficult time...but I'm not doing it alone. You are there guiding me everyday...I couldn't do it without you, little brother! You may be gone, but your life is still affecting each and every person who walks in to my office. I wanted you to know that...your not only remembered...
but your life continues to help injured Veterans coming from Iraq."
Dwayne of San Diego, Ca

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY BOY, 23 YEARS OLD. WHERE HAVE THE YEARS GONE, ITS BEEN 2 YEARS SINCE YOU LEFT US. YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY WITH TEARS, LAUGHTER, SHARED MEMORIES OF OUR TIME SPENT WITH YOU, LOVE AND MISS YOU DAILY MOM."
LYNE of CHICO CA

"Hey Arron just wanted to say hi and let you know i miss you and think about you every day. Love ya!"
Vanessa Mettler of Reno, NV.

"it is a new year baby, i hear that time will heal my pain, but, I don't think that is true. a day don't go by that I don't miss you and feel that gut wrenching feeling. Well I can hear you say" quit being so emotional mom" but,you understand also, I know you do. you are my baby boy! well honey im going to sigh off and I love and miss you so much, and believe me, you will not be forgotten!! you gave it all, no higher price can be paid, so, you rest in peace baby you left your mark in this messed up world and your name will live on forever and ever. love you forever, your mom."
lyne clark of chico ca

"HONEY IT IS CHRISTMAS TODAY AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW YOU WERE IN OUR HEARTS JUST LIKE YOU ARE EVERYDAY.I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU. MOM."
LYNE of CHICO

"Well I get out of the military in a few days, 27th of december 2005. I have been to a lot of memorials of soldiers during my service, even though I did not know all of them, I never left dry eyed because I always thought of you, you are the one I knew so well, and yet missed your memorial 3 times. I had already returned to germany when I heard of your falling, and left germany the day before your memorial in darmstadt. I am from redding, ca. and was in redding during your memorial in chico, I wanted so bad to go and tell your family what an awesome son they raised even though I know they already knew. I may have corrupted your son a tad bit. We hung out alot while we were stationed in germany, I kind of intoduced him to the europian life. GOOD TIMES I tell you. After one of our escapades landed us in a bit of trouble, Arron R. Clark became on of the most insperational soldiers I have ever encountered. He made sure that he was the best in his field. Mentally and Physically. I will never forget you. And I aplogize to the family for not being there when I should have. (armycheetah@yahoo.com) (robert.e.abbey@us.army.mil)"
SGT Robert E. Abbey of Ft. Carson, Co

"Well Arron you have been gone for 2 yrs. And I miss you so much, what I'd give to see that cocky smile of yours. I love you very much."
Irene Beebe of Hanford, Ca

"To The Family members of Army Spc. Arron R. Clark,

I was reasearching The 440th SIG BN as I had volunteered to send some Christmas stockings to our troops away from home, when I came across this website dedicated to your loved one Arron.

I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you especially during this Christmas season. I know that this must be such a difficult time for you....I'm so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you will be in my prayers. Your Arron, like many others made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us Americans. I really appreciate his service to this Great Country. He must have been a Very Great young man.

Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you.......as well as other families that have lost loved ones and others that are away from their loved ones this Holiday season, may you be truly blessed."
Sandra Peterson of Woodbridge, VA. USA

"ARRON I CANNOT BELIEVE IT HAS BEEN 2 YEARS TODAY. I FEEL LIKE IT WAS JUST YESTERDAY. THE MEMORIES KEEP COMING AND MY LONGING JUST TO SEE AND TOUCH YOU ONCE MORE, IS SO STRONG IT HURTS! YOUR LOVED ONES AND EVEN THOSE THAT DID NOT HAVE THE PLEASURE OF KNOWING YOU, STILL HONORS YOUR MEMORY AND THE GREAT SERVICE YOU DID FOR EACH ONE OF US. ARRON I HAVE CRIED A OCEAN OF TEARS FOR YOU, BABE, I CAN HEAR YOU SAYING " BUCK UP MOM" I REALLY TRY BABE. BUT, IT IS THE HARDEST THING GOD HAS ASKED OF ME. I LOVE YOU FOREVER. MOM."
LYNE CLARK of CHICO

"Well Arron today marks two years since you left us and it will always be a dreaded, gloomy day for all those that loved you, including myself. I can't beleive it has been that long, as it still feels like yesterday. You were a terrific young man who did not deserve life to be ripped away from you as it was. You are a huge hero in Chico, and in everybodys heart that knew you, and I think that would make smile. I know you are watching over all of us, and will continue to do so. I know I have said I love you and I miss you and all those things but I don't think I have ever told you thank you. Thank you serving our country and making the ultimate sacrafice to me it is a total reflection of you. You were a wonderful person, in life and you are remembered as a wonderful person in death. You left us with a big gap in hearts, but alot of great memories. Memories we can all think of when we are having a bad day and we can't help but laugh. I miss you A/C!"
Tamara Slightom of Bakersfield, CA. USA

"hi babe it is thanksgiving I came by to see you today your uncle gary had everything looking really pretty. I just want you to know you were remembered by all of us today memories were shared about you. pictures of you were shared baby Jarron named after you was there he is so cute!!! you have two special babes named for you I know you would be proud. Riley arin is a year old now and walking everywhere keeps Sarah and joe busy. Jarron is 3 months and Jamie and Jeff are so proud of him. You are so loved and missed by everyone till the day we are together for ever I will continue to miss you. love you babe."
mom of chico ca

"HI BABY IT IS VETERENS DAY I TOOK A FLAG WINDCHIME TO YOUR RESTING PLACE I THINK YOU WOULD LIKE IT THE WIND WAS MAKING IT CHIME AS I WAS THERE I ALSO PUT FLOWERS ON YOUR GRANDMAS SPOT YELLOW ROSES YOU KNOW THEY WERE ALWAYS HER FAVORITE I CAN NOT BELIEVE I LOST BOTH OF YOU SO CLOSE TOGETHER 5 MONTHS IT IS SO HARD TO TAKE. I CAN NOT QUIT HURTING BABY I KNOW YOU WOULD SAY CARRY ON SOLDIER BE TOUGH YOU ARE A CLARK BUT, IT IS HARD HONEY YOU WERE MY PRIDE AND JOY MY ONLY BABY I BELEIVE IN MY LIFETIME I WILL NEVER GET OVER LOSING YOU. YOUR BELOVED CAPTAIN EMAILED ME AND HE WANTS TO COME TO THE STATES NEXT MONTH TO SAY A PROPER GOODBYE TO YOU IT IS A GREAT HONOR TO KNOW HOW LOVED YOU ARE AND HOW MANY LIVES YOU TOUCHED. YOU ARE MY MOST PRECIOUS GIFT THE LORD GAVE ME AND I AM ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR THE 20 YEAR WE SHARED TOGETHER AS YOU ALWAYS SAID WE MAY NOT HAVE MUCH BUT WE HAVE EACH OTHER AND WE HAVE LOTS OF LOVE. DWAYNE TOOK ME AND YOUR GRANDMA BARBARA TO A NAVEL BALL IT WAS BEAUTIFUL I WISH YOU COULD OF BEEN THERE, WELL I KNOW YOU WERE NEVER VERY KEEN ON THE NAVY BUT DWAYNE FORGIVES YOU FOR YOUR REMARKS ABOUT THE NAVY HA! ARRON CHRISTMAS IS COMING AGAIN AND SO IS THAT AWFUL DAY I HAVE SUCH A HARD TIME DURING THAT MONTH I KNOW LONGER LIKE CHRISTMAS I TOLD YOU I WOULE NEVER PUT ANOTHER TREE UP INTILL YOU CAME HOME IT WOULD NEVER FEEL RIGHT TO ME. I DO PUT YOU AND MOM ONE UP AT THE CEMERTARY THEY LOOK VERY PRETTY. I LOVE YOU BABE AND I JUST WANTED TO WRITE AND TELL YOU WHAT IS IN MY HEART I LOVE YOU PRECIOUS SON. MOM"
MOM of CHICO CA BUTTE

"HI BABE I MISS YOU SO MUCH, IT HAS BEEN 23 MONTHS TO DAY SINCE YOU LEFT THIS WORLD IT FEELS LIKE YESTERDAY TO ME. WHAT I WOULD GIVE TO HOLD YOU ONE MORE TIME, TO HEAR YOUR LAUGH AGAIN. I JUST MISS EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU. I LOVE YOU BABE I ALWAYS WILL, YOU WERE MY LIFE AND I FEEL LOST WITHOUT YOU. LOVE YOU FOREVER AND EVER YOUR MOM."
LYNE CLARK of CHICO CA

"Hey arron i miss ya bro you were a great freind , like a brother to me cant wait to the day we get to see each other again until then ill be thinking about ya and missing ya."
Jason Rash of Chico Ca.

"I miss you baby boy, what I would give to see your smile once more. You are my heart. You will never will be forgotten. I will love you to the day I die, and on that day our smiles will shine for miles and miles. LOVE YOU BABE. MOM"
LYNE CLARK of CHICO, CA.

"Arron it has been a year and a half since you left us, and almost two years since the last time I saw you, but I still remember you just like it was an hour ago. The pain is still deep in so many hearts, including mine, I want you to know that you will never be forgotten I miss you and so does the whole town of Chico, I know someday we will meet again, and until then, I love and miss you very much and not a day goes by that you are not in my heart or on my mind. I love you arron."
Tamara Slightom of Bakersfield, CA

"Arron, I miss you so much, that crooked little smile of yours. I want you to know your beloved Grandpa Clark is carring on. I know how proud you were of being a Clark and how much you loved your family. A great son you always were. A great man, a proud American, and a true soldier. To me I will always remember the kind spirit and heart you always had. You will always be my little "Scooter Ray". I love you baby boy.
Mom"
Tamela Lyne Clark of Chico Ca

"mrs.hire is the best teacher at gage el."
jojo courtney and colton of San Diego

"cows are awesome"
jojo of San Diego

"iam courtneys friend colton i love math.i like the why you work in the war"
colton of San Diego

"dear uncle i missed u for a long time so i just want you to know that i love you alot."
courtney your niece of San Diego

"he was the best uncle i had till he had died"
courtney of sandeigo

"spc clark lost and missed commrade!
both of us where command drivers in victory. i knew you well and remember those moments of bonding as we talked about the things we missed back home.
but we serverd our country with the proudness unmatched by anyother in the world. and to hear of the sacrifice you made made me fall into a silence on that hot day in iraq ! you will be missed brother. none of us will forget you. you are truly a eager elite. godspeed! and save me a seat up there!"
spc aaron t eagen of darmstadt , germany

"Ranger Clark, this is the other Clarke of 440th. You'll be missed by many. Maintaining Contact!!!"
Spc. Clarke, Ronald of Darmstadt ,Germany

"Arron,
I didnt know you in person, but you were a fellow brother in arms from Butte County.
I am grateful for your service, knowing you paid the ultimate price over there.
God speed!"
SFC (P) Joe Lundberg of Chico CA / Winchester TN

"Arron,You will never be forgotten in my heart and memories, or anyone elses! I cant say thank you enough for serving and doing your part in keeping this great land we live in free. As I look back I remember how much I looked up to you. Often times I thought of you as my big brother and i'll never forget that. You were always a leader not a follower, and never seemed scared of anyone or anything! Growing up around you was an honor and I just wanted to say thank for everything. My thoughts and prayers go to you, your family, and everyone who knew you. I hope you know that I will NEVER forget you bro!"
James Slightom of Tinker AFB, OK

"Thank you for your sacrifice and for defending our freedom. Thank you very much and god bless your family for their sacrifice!"
David Hidalgo of Fayettville, Georgia, USA

"A Year has come and gone, and still your memory is strong in our hearts. We miss you so very much Arron."
Auntie R of Richvale Ca.

"To the family of Arron R. Clark. Your son will forever embody the spirit of the American Patriot. He is what liberty and freedom stand for. Without soldiers like him, America would not exist. I am honored to have read about your hero. I will remember him always.
2nd Battalion 5th Cavalry, Sadr City Iraq. Former Cco 440th Signal Battalion soldier. '93-'98."
SGT. Winton T. Burriss of Fort Hood, Texas, USA

"I love you Arron. You are always in my thoughts!
Love your Little Cousin"
Sarah Finney of West Fork ,AR USA

"Thank You for the gift of Freedom. I will honor it in your memory. Your sacrafice will not be forgotten. 12/4/04"
P Bell of Macon,Ga

"Special prayers go out to the family of Arron Clark for the loss of your son , brother, and nephew. Know that there are many of us all over this wonderful country keeping your family in our hearts and prayers daily. May your memories of happy times with Arron bring you smiles in life. He is one of our wonderful true American Heroes that will never be forgotten. God Bless."
B Connolly of Sacramento, CA

"Arron Clark was an amazing person as well as a soldier. I have known Arron as long as I can remember. There will always be a huge gap, not only in my heart but in those of my family as well. As we all struggle to move on with our lives, please note, you will ALWAYS be remembered for your crooked smile and your bravery, among so many other things.
"I miss you and I love you.... Your always on my mind"
Tamara Slightom of Bakersfield, ca

"I miss you and I love you.... Your always on my mind"
Tamara Slightom of Bakersfield, ca

"I am Arrons eight year old niece and I miss him a lot. I only gotten to see him when I was little. My dad is his brother. I miss and love Arron a lot. He will always be my HERO! God Bless him and his family."
Courtney Beebe of San Diego, CA

"I am Arron's best friend Mike Slightom' sister Stephanie Slightom McGahan. I had watched Arron grow from the time he was 2years old till he turned into the wonderful, handsome man he became. He was not only a wonderful son, nephew, brother,and uncle he was also a wonderful friend. From his sweet innocent smile to his polite personality he made me smile everytime I was around him. And to all of you people that didn't know Arron I want to show my deepest graditude for the nice messages you have left. This tragedy has left a huge void in our lives, but Arrons memory will forever go on. I love and miss you everyday Arron You will always be my HERO and my baby brother."
Stephanie McGahan of Chico, Ca

"I just want to start by saying, how very overwhelming it is to know how much EVERYONE loved Arron. I am his Aunt Robin, and I do miss him very much. Today, we honored him at the Veterans Memorial. This day has a totally new meaning for me. I must say. To all who have posted here, thanks for your support. I talk to Arrons mother everyday, and she would like to say thanks. To SGT (P) Earl Johnson Jr. She did get your message, and looks forward to talking to. I look forward to seeing the picture of Arron. Please e-mail them to me. I am going to leave my e-mail address in case anyone would like to contact his mother or family. Once again, thank you so very much. We love and miss Arron so very much.
robiclark@juno.com"
Robin Clark of Durham, Ca.

"Hello family and friends
My name is Earl Johnson. I am Arrons' NCO. I would like to start off by saying Happy Memorial Day. I miss Arron! Just to give you a brief history of me and Clark. We deployed from Kuwait to Iraq together. Slept in the same room. Shared the same weapons cleaning kit. I hope that everything is going well with you. I think I am accurate in saying that I am the factor that made Clark decide that he wanted to go Airborne. I just left Ft Bragg NC. He was going to the same unit that I was in while I was there and the same unit that I will return to in Feb 05. If there is anything anyone needs I will surely help just let me know. I have pictures of Arron when we were in Iraq and in germany. Just to share with you a brief moment. I remember him waking me up about 0430 in the morning to go on a ruck march to Frankenstien Castle on Sunday morning. His determination inspired me. I never intended on returning back to Ft. Bragg but in his honor as of Feb I will be back in the 82nd. Thank you for your time.

SGT(P) Earl Johnson Jr
and to Clark
All The Way Airborne !"
SGT(p) Earl Johnson jr of Darmstadt Germany

"Hey Arron, I think about you alot. So many people were touched by your life, and even more have been touched by your sacrifice. It seems they always take the brightest star. Thank you Aunt Lyne, for giving me the honor of escorting your son home, and speaking at his funeral. It meant so much to me to accompany him home and render him the honors he earned at each stop along the way. Thank you and I love you both."
CW2 Lisa Herrick of Fort Bragg, NC

"I love you Arron Ray, Love your big sis
Sara"
Sara Birdseye of Virginia Beach, Va USA

"I am a seventh grade student in Barker Middle school. I am very sorry for your loss. Clark is noticed all over the world and respected for the sacrifice he made for the country. He was very young to give his life. I couldn't imagine how hard it would be to loose someone so important and special. My hopes and prayers are with you."
7th grade student of Barker Middle School

"I will never forget! To the Family of Arron Clark: I am sure you are all proud of Arron, and you have every right to be. I served with your son in the 440th Sig Bn., in Iraq. I was inspired daily by his dedication to duty and country. I think about Arron often, and the conversations we had on those hot iraqi nights. I miss him dearly"

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

"I am Arrons God Sister Sara Heidrich Birdseye, I have read all the messages left for my baby brother and I thank you all. Arron and I may not have shared the same last name but Him, my sister Jessica and I truly felt that sibling bond and always will! I love you Arron Ray, you will always be in my heart and I want you to know you truly are MY HERO! I love you and will forever miss you. Love your Big SIS and BRO Sara and Joe"
Sara & Joe Birdseye of Virginia Beach,VA USA

"To the Family of Arron Clark,

My son is in the 440th Signal Battalion, BCO also. He served alongside you son and sent me a video of his memorial service in the Palace at Camp Victory. It was a wonderful and moving memorial to a fallen hero. I can only imagine your pain. May God Bless your son for serving his country, and giving the ultimate sacrifice. We are all blessed because of him....."
Laura of Washington State

"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, Arron, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"I am Arron's sister in law, I was married to his older brother Dwayne. I miss Arron so much, he always made me smile.I am always going to be grateful that he was in my life. Happy 21st. Birthday. I love you Arron."
Irene Beebe of Hanford, Ca

"Spc. Clark:
Thank your for giving yourself so that those of us at home can live freely and safely. There are not enough 'thank yous' for a gift such as this. Rest in peace soldier."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Thank you Arron Clark, 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

"Hello, I am Spc. Eric R. Hemingway. I am currently assigned to B. company 440th Sig. Bn. Currently I am still here in Baghdad Iraq. Arron and I have know each other since Dec. 2001. We have been through many good and bad times here in OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. I am deeply crushed for the tragedy that has occured. He had many wonderful dreams, and ambitions. He inspired me in many ways. Not to ever forget he has always been there for me. We used to work-out together in the gym every day after work, and while out here in the war zone. All I can say is that Arron, I will always keep your memory alive with me and all the fellow soldiers YOU served with in 440th. NOBODY WILL EVER KNOW HOW GREAT OF A FRIEND AND SOLDIER YOU ARE TO EVERYBODY HERE. IF YOUR PARENTS READ THIS PLEASE CONTACT ME AT (ERIC.HEMINGWAY@US.ARMY.MIL)"
eric hemingway (B. 440TH/22ND SIGNAL BRIGADE of BAGHDAD, IRAQ (CAMP VICTORY)

"To the family of Arron Clark I am very sorry for your loss. To Arron thank you for serving our country, you will never be forgotten!"
Stephanie Almond of Modesto,CA

"So many names are added to this list. Most all so young to be taken so soon. My prayers are with the loved ones he left behind. I have a daughter in the army and I can not imagine my life without her. Take care and know that he is still watching over you."
Beverly Arnold of Cynthiana, KY

"Dear Family and Friends of Arron Clark,
My deepest sympathy is with you. Arron's obituary caught my eye because I was also at one time in the 440th Signal Bn, although well before Arron joined. If his time in service was anything like mine, and I'm sure it was, he was surrounded by many caring, friendly people. I am sure that they were there for him to the end, just as he was there for them. Although I never met him, His loss saddens me deeply, just as it does for all of the brothers and sister of the 440th Signal Bn. Stay strong, but also find time to grieve...and love."
Christopher Snively of St. Louis, MO

"To the family and friends of Spc. Arron Clark:
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 Arron 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 Spc. Arron Clark:
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 Arron, 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