Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Pfc. Christopher R. Cobb

19, of Bradenton, Florida.
Cobb died due to hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on April 6, 2004.

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"On this Memorial Day my thoughts and prayers go out to Sheila and other families who's loved ones gave the ultimate sacrifice."
Melissa Conley of Gulfport MS USA

"my dearest chris it has been almost 10 years in april 5th u r truly missed we are on our way to camp pendelton for a reunion in april 6th this year"
sheila cobb of bradenton fla

"I helped train with Chris and the other young men who were preparing to join the elite force of the United States Marine Corps. He was a very nice young man and I'm proud to say I knew him. Semper Fi. He's with God now in peace and happiness!"
Darryl B of North Carolina

"Dear Chris love you miss you. Please look down over me and let me know I'm not alone and always have my best friend beside me."
jarryd coughlin of brandon fl

"Dear Christopher, I am a teacher at Seoul American Elementary School in Seoul, Korea. Each second grade class is chosing a fallen hero for a March for Heroes on May 24, 2012. I have chosen you as our class hero. You are from my hometown and really you are not much older than my kids. Your life was very short but we are honoring you as our class hero for your sacrifice. Each of my students is also chosing a seperate hero but you are one of the 10 American soldiers who will be honored.
God bless your family and friend. You will always be in our hearts. My second graders are all from military families.
Lori Burks Lundy- MHS class of 1977"
Mrs. Lundy's Class of Seoul, Korea

"I cant believe its been 8 yrs since I lost my best friend. there are days when i remember the good times at work and at ur house and ur mom and sometimes how u woukd test ur mom but ur were a good son to her u both were very lucky to have one another u could see that unbreakable bond, it was very sweet to witness.Chris u were one of a kind there will never be anyone like u . I will always remember our times together. Though my heart will always hurt for u I can't wait to see u again. love always Carlita hudson fl"

"Found pictures of you and Ryan Dudley, my son tonight... we laughed and got a tear in our eye..you are missed by all of us. NoraLe Dudley-Kruger"
NoraLe of Fife, Washington

"my dearest chris my only child it has been 7 years that you have been gone from us ilove you with all my heart and i think of you every day that igo through today i went to the funeral of the eigth one from this area that has been killed in the war it brought back many memories of the day of your funeral my sweet son i will always love you and care for you and i will never forget you my son i know your in heaven know with all of our heroes i hope to see you one day my sweet chris god bless us all we all still love you any one reading this here is my phone number 941 681 1783 i love you always your mom sheila cobb"
sheila cobb of bradenton florida

"I went to visit you the other day and drew you a picture. I left it in between the cracks of the flower holder thing. I wrote a msg on there for you. at first i felt strange talking out loud but then the wind picked up and i knew it wasn't strange at all! I think of you always and i wish you were here, but i know your in a better place. I'll never forget you.your always with me.I'll replay our memories in till i see you again."
Sarah Rhoden of Myakka,fl

"To the family of:Christopher Cobb
I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015.
Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga" 1-5-11"

"God Bless you, and thank you for your sacrifice."
Patrick Walsh of Sarasota, FL

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry at times. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take your families and friends 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
A hundred times a day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving. - Albert Einstein"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"Sheila... I don't know if you will see this... David became a father today and I was thinking about how proud Chis would have been for David. And it dawned on me... David and his wife named the baby for Chris. His name is Sean Christopher. David has never forgotten... and neither will I. Youa re always in my heart, in my thoughts and in my prayers."
Becky Clontz of Bradenton, FL/Charlotte, NC

"Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,800 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
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Sincerely and Respectfully,
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Project Compassion
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Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"i can't still believe your gone i still can't accept it. i miss you everyday. i will forever have a hole in my heart.all i think about your smile and how you were always there for me. you will never be forgotten."
carlita of hudson fl pasco

"Chris, it is hard to believe that you have been gone from us for five years. Your California cousins think of you often and have wonderful memories of you. I know that you are enjoying your time in Heaven with your dad, your granddad, and your Uncle Norm, who always considered you as one of his own grandchildren. You will forever be in our hearts and we look forward to the day when we can see you in Heaven."
Bill, Dawn & Tim Moore of Brea, California

"april 6th 2009 my beautiful son it has been 5 long years since you have left us i miss you all the time and i love you but we know that you are watching over us this weekend on the 5th year of your death may god keep you in our hearts forever ill love you always my sweet son now we must go on with our life love you always your mom sheila"
sheila cobb of bradenton florida

"We All miss you chris myself, jirden, jason, and dan bro youll always be my friend"
SGT John Owen of Bradenton, Fl

"i miss him soo bad he viseted only a couple times i baraly got to see him i was schoked when i heard what happend"
kaylee dravenstatt of idyllwild ,california

"June 1, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Christopher R. Cobb:
Christopher gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"I remember when me and Chris were in High School together. Many memories especially of history class that we had together. I will never forget you man you'll always be in my prayers."
SPC Hogan, Nicholas of Fort Eustis, VA

"My fiance, LCPL Downing, served with your son..you will all be in our thoughts and prayers."
Allie of Iowa

"I will always our days as stand partners in high school. dont worry we will always remeber you and we will win i promise you that even if it costs me my life"
Thomas Doughty of Ft. Carson, CO

"Your sacrifice will always be remembered by this country. We will honor you with the way we live our lives. Semper Fidelis, Marine..."
R.Soberano 1st BN, 6th Marines of Elgin, IL

"love you chris"
katie of rockford, il

"my sweet christopher it has been three years since you left us we miss you so much but we all know that you are watching over us now i love you now and forever love your mom sheila"
sheila cobb of bradenton fla

"Dear Mrs. Cobb
I'm deeply sorry to hear of your sons death. We are doing a report on your son as we recently went to Arlington National Cemetry and saw your son in Faces of the Fallen. Our condolences are with you. May God bless you and keep you."
K, S,J, and J of The USA

"I miss you so much Chris---but I know you're up in heaven with Papa looking down on our family. I will never forget the price you paid so that I could have a good life--I love you so much."
Megan Jefferson of Sarasota, Florida

"To Whom It Would Be of Interest,

I wrote this song to Pay Tribute to All of Our Troops

Overseas.


Beholding Beyond Words

Beholding Beyond Words To Our Servicemen And Women
Stationed Around The World In Far Away Places
There’s Not Much We Can Say To Thank Them Enough
For What They Go Thru Each Day In The Rough

But: Give Them Our Thanks
Give Them Our Love
Give Them Our Regards
For a Safe Return

We Praise and Raise Our Hands To You
That Earned the Honor That We Now Bestow
We Salute You For A Job Bravely Done
And Applaud Your Courage In The Face Of The Unknown

Defending Freedom
Defending Liberty
Defending Peace
At Home And Abroad

For The Past, Present, And Future Generations
Duty Will Always Be An Honorable Citation
To Stand The Ground That Freedom Upholds
To Endure Engagements Where Ever They Unfold

Defending Freedom
Defending Liberty
Defending Peace
At Home And Abroad

For Those MIA’S, POW’S,
Fallen Soldiers, Who Gave All They Could
We Will Search For As Long As It Takes
You Are Not Forgotten And Will Always Be

In Our Hearts
In Our Prayers
In Our Minds
For All Time

These Immortalized Soldiers Whose Bravery Abounds
They Are Sisters, Brothers Heroes Profound
They Enlisted For The Duty At Hand
To Serve The Cause Of Country And Land

They Serve With Honor
They Serve With Valor
They Serve With A Pride
That Will Change Them Forever

To Our Forces Standing Tall And Proud They Be
Our Country’s Behind Them In A Solemn Sea
So Let The Flags Of Freedom Fly
Unfurled In Their Majesty High

In The Sun
In The Rain
In The Wind
Across This Land

These Are The Things Our Country’s Made of
These Are The Things We Cherish And Love
So Let The Flags Of Freedom Fly
Unfurled In Their Majesty High

In The Sun
In The Rain
In The Winds
For All Time

Jerry Calow ( Copyright 2003 )"
Jerry Calow

"The Mt.Soledad Memorial Association, in coordinated efforts with American Legion Post 275 of La Jolla, California, is conducting a Honor Ceremony on August 26th,2006 to recognize the dedicated service of PFC Christopher Cobb and the other 20 Marines that paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Post 275 has sponsored the manufacture of 2 granite plaques to be placed at the Mt.Soledad Veterans Memorial in La Jolla, CA.

We are very saddened by this tragedy; our Memorial will honor these brave Marines and the memory of Echo Co.2/4.
For additional information and photos of our memorial please log onto www.soledadmemorial.com
We would be deeply appreciative if ALL interested in attending the ceremony could call Joanie at 858-459-2314 or Steve Marrietti at 858-705-2214.
THANK YOU and GOD BLESS!"
Joanie Miyashiro-Brennan of San Diego,CA./USA

"He was an exceptional young man and he made our country and people proud of him . He gave the ultimate sacrifice so we can be free!!!"
Michelle of Bradenton, Florida, USA

"PFC Cobb, you are a true hero.
"We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. "
Thanks to Chris and his family.
SEMPER FI"
Rich Campbell USMC 1988-94 of Bradenton, FL

"Chris I did not know you but I have met your mother on several occasions and if you were anything like her you were a swell kid. You will always be my hero. Shelia you are always in my thoughts and prayers. You continue being strong and always keep God in your heart. Our sons have and will always be our #1 heroes. May God always be close to you.
Proud Marine Mom Forever Of
LCpl. John T.Sims Jr. KIA 4/10/04"
Margaret Kellum of Alexander City, Al. USA

"Chris you as a fellow Marine payed the price that none of us would want to but are asked to every day. thank you for your willingness to lay down you life for a cause bigger than us. its men like you that remind me of why I enlinsted. Until we meet again some day, semper fi!"
Lcpl Ramsey (Bradenton) of Marine Barracks Washington DC

"I saw your picture on the New York Times website. I hope all of that pain subsides and you only remember the great times with your son. He served in the same division, regiment, and battalion as my best friend who left for Iraq in August, got back in March and is getting ready to leave for Iraq again in the next week. I cannot imagine your pain, but please know that I thank your son and the others who have fallen every single day. Thank you for raising such a noble son. Much Love and With the Ultimite Respect

Thanks Chris"
Maggie of Normal IL Illinois State University

"Hi Chris, it's been a year today. You are forever in my thoughts & prayers. Your sacrifices will always be remembered because you made the world a safer place for us all. "Thank you'S" will never be enough. God Bless You. Semper Fi, Marine."
Chrissy of USA!

"Dearest Chris,
Today it has been a year since you left us.It only seems harder to bear, not easier. Please know you´ll always be in our hearts and minds. Love you forever baby."
Marquerite of Oklahoma

"My husband, Al, proudly wears Chris' hero bracelet in uniform every day. Al has served over 19 years in the USAF. Chris made the ultimate sacrifice and military families everywhere share in your pain"
Melissa of Eglin AFB FL

"To Pfc Christopher R. Cobb's mom,

I am deeply sorry for your loss mam. When I saw a picture of you over Cobb's casket on the news, it broke my heart. I wished no mother had to go through what you have to go. I am sorry."
LCpl Phan, V.T. of San Jose, CA

"TO Shelia,
I attended the burial of Chris, anda have placed numerous items on his head stone, one being a Marine Gaurd, to protect and gaurd his grave site, and the other being a teddy bear that my 9 year bought so we could place it on it. My son told me that when he grows up he wants to be like your son, a hero. I can only wish and hope. Thank you for having an Angel that was allowed to grace this world and be a protector. And to Christopher.... As it says in the Marines hymn, the streets of heaven are gaurded by Marines, once again you are keeping watch over the innocent. Thank you for giving the sacrifice that most wouldn't. God bless and Semper FI!!!"
Nikol Purvis, USMC, SSGT of Bradenton, FL, USA

"To my hero, Chris. Eventhough we have only met in crossing I know we are brothers, brothers-in-arms. I served with 1st Armored Division in Baghdad for 15 months. You have given the ultimate sacrifice and I will never forget that and I will never or could never forget you. I had the privilege while I was back on leave at home to visit with your mom. She is a wonderful woman. Keep watch over her and your entire family. Rest In Peace...brother."
SPC Russell Cook of Bradenton, FL / Wiesbaden, Germany

"Sheila, we only met briefly at my son's memorial, Spc. Justin B. Schmidt kia 4/29/04, I pray that God holds Christopher and Justin in his hands, and protects them as they protected us and everyone in the U.S. My thoughts and prayers are with you daily."
Lenore C. Roberts, mother of Spc. Justin B. Schmidt (Bradenton, FL) of Bagley, MN

"04Jan05
Thank you Chris for defending the freedoms we all cherish. My family is deeply grateful for what you did for America. You will be remembered each day we raise our flag. Semper Fi Marine. God Bless you and may He comfort your loved ones."
The Shaw family of Pasadena, Maryland

"Todays date is January 1, 2005. Today is your Birthday Chris. Happy Birthday! We miss you more than ever. For me personally, time has not helped ease that deep ache in my heart. I thought about you first thing on this New Years Day. May you rest in peace. thank-you again for the greatest sacrifice a soldier could give. We miss you. Love, Aunt Lori"
Lori Jefferson of Sarasota Fl

"Thoughts of Christopher

Be Thankful for Being Able to Be Thankful

In reflecting on this last year and being thankful – it is very difficult to find it in me. The loss of our sweet Christopher has made every gathering, every family get together a time to reflect on past holidays and family gatherings and the tremendous sense of loss we all feel.

Then I got it, just like that. God gives us the ability to be thankful, even when we don’t want to be, are angry, or feel guilty. He allows this by giving us our memories, of Christopher growing up, becoming a man, making decisions and giving totally of himself. There can be nothing else in this world that can compare with that.

Thankfulness is not about what we should be thankful for, in terms of materialistic things - it is about being thankful for and to others each and every day. The little things are what count – phone calls just to check up on a person, doing something for or with that person, or just being there when we need to reach out and talk to each other.

So, it occurred to me that it shouldn’t be hard for me to be thankful this Thanksgiving. I will be thankful that God is bringing our family through a terrible tragedy and that God expects us to stay strong and keep going. We were outside the other day, talking about Chris and suddenly a beautiful butterfly flew around us, this is how I know Chris is there, this is how I grieve for him and learn to move forward and let go, by knowing he is in the air we breathe, the nature around us and will always be in my heart.

Thank you God for letting me be thankful…………"
Aunt Pam of Bradenton, Florida

"To Christopher R. Cobb:
You died right beside my beloved boyfriend Lnc Cpl Anthony P. Roberts. As an Airman in the USAF, I salute you for the sacrifice that you made. I know how terribly you will be missed and I thank God every day that Tony had such dedicated Devil Dogs that served and ultimately died right by his side. SEMPER FIDELIS... as the Marine Corps says. you will be missed."
A1c Amanda Jones of Misawa AB, Japan

"I didn't know Christopher but he is greatly missed, I lost my brother-in law in November 2003.We love you and you are deeply missed."
Antoinette Brooks of Stone Mountain, Georgia

"Thank You! You've helped make our country a safer place. It's because of soldiers like you our families enjoy freedom. I'll never forget your sacrifice, and I promise, I will enjoy the greatest gift you have left me."
Stephen of Sarasota, FL

"Chris was a person who looked and acted shy but once you got to know him he was pretty cool. He will be missed but never forgotten. I wish every one could have meet him. R.I.P. Chris"
A.J. Pareti of Bradenton, Fl.

"Chris was a person who looked and acted shy but once you got to know him he was pretty cool. He will be missed but never forgotten. I wish every one could have meet him. R.I.P. Chris"
A.J. Pareti of Bradenton, Fl.

"Semper Fi Chris, you are gone but not forgotten and will be remebered by this nation as a true hero. It was a pleasure to serve with him and watch him grow as a new young marine. my thoughts and prayers are with the cobb family, i was wounded on that tragic day also. R.I.P my fellow brother, and Semper Fi

Cpl Thomas,Roy
Echo Co 2/4"
Cpl Thomas, Roy of CAMP PENDLTON, CA, US

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

"I knew Chris thru his half-sister Kelly. Chris I wish I had known you better. REST IN PEACE MARINE. May God bless you and hold you in his arms."
Larry Hollister of Bradenton Fl

"In Memory of Christopher Cobb; Chris it has been around two months since you left us. I think about you all the time. I am so grateful to have been your Aunt, and watch you grow up. I miss you, and I always will. I am heartbroken you are not with us anymore, but I know God has a plan, and I know we will see you again one day. Thank-youn for serving your country as bravely as you did. Love, Aunt Lori"
Lori Jefferson of Sarasota Fl

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

"To Chris and whoever may read this, Chris you will be loved and remebered forever in everyones hearts mine especially"
Jarryd Coughlin of Bradenton, FL

"My heart breaks as America looses another of our finest. Ronald Reagan once said, "Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem." Please gather comfort in knowing your son made a difference, not only to America, but to the world. May God bless and comfort you.

Parents of Cpl. RC Parsons
Operation Enduring Freedom"
Mr. & Mrs. Ron Parsons of Charlotte, NC USA

"my dear chris this is mom im missing you so much now but im proud of you you did what you wanted to do be a marine you died defending your country on april 6th 2004 and im proud for what you did we miss you a lot but we know now you are watching over us and you got to see your dad in heaven and your grandfather i miss talking to you writing you letters but i know now you are in god hands and i know you are my angel guarding the gates of heaven and i will see you one day just remember i will always love you forever god bless all our troops over there"
sheila cobb mother of chris cobb of bradenton fla

"TO MY COUSIN,SHIELA;I THANK YOU FOR CHRIS,YOUR SON, MY COUSIN(OUR HERO).IT WAS A SHORT MEETING WITH HIM LAST CHRISTMAS,BUT I AND MY FAMILY IN LASVEGAS ARE PROUD TO HAVE GOTTEN TO KNOW HIM A LITTLE BIT.WE ARE FREEEEE TODAY BECAUSE OF HIS SERVICE AND THE OTHERS WHO HAVE FOUGHT TO KEEP US FREE. CHRIS,YOU WERE READY THEN NO MATTER WHAT THE COST. OUR PRAYERS WERE WITH YOU,AND WILL ALWAYS BE!! YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN BY YOUR FAMILY,AND WE ARE PROUD OF YOUR SERVICE.I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU AGAIN,FOR YOUR SERVICE TO KEEP US FREE AND ALSO EVERY SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN ALIKE.REST IN PEACE OUR HERO ,YOU ARE NOW IN A BETTER PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
JIM,WENDY,ZAKARY DRAVENSTATT of LAS VEGAS,NEVADA/USA

"Chris was my nephew. I remember him when he was little and when he was preparing to become a Marine. I am so proud of the tradition that he choose to be, a United States Marine. The people of Brandenton FL were outstanding in their support of his mother, Sheila Cobb. Semper FI Marines and God Bless America"
Uncle Gary Dravenstatt of Pensacola FL

"Chris we only got to meet you once,but that one time was such a blessing to us ,you made such an impact on both of us. We are so very proud of you for the sacrafice you made not only for us but for our country you will be forever loved and forever in our hearts may god bless you and may you forever REST IN PEACE."
Amie and Chris of Orange County,Cali

"To Chris's family:
I never actually met Chris. However, Kaite Tshumper is one my my best friend's. The Moore's are like my second family. I miss you all very much! I'm praying for your family. I have an uncle fighting over seas, not exactly sure where, as an Army Srgt. I'm just hoping we don't recieve the call that you did!! I am extremely sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family!!! I love and miss you all!"
Julie Sanders of Loves Park, IL

"Chris, you touched our lives in such a short time. It must have been difficult meeting your California relatives all at once! We will always remember the visits you made to our home. You didn't care if there was a bed or a couch, you were just happy to be here. Thank you for letting us get to know you better. Your ultimate sacrifice will give freedom to so many others. We miss you!"
Bill, Dawn and Tim Moore of Brea, California

"Just 6 months to get to know you and just 6 months to get to love you, and now you have paid the untimate price for our freedom, here in the United States. Your presence will always be here in our home and we will cherish the time you spent with us during your stay at Camp Pendleton. Even though you were a long ways from home, we were so glad that you got to spend time with our family here in California. We saw you leave the base that day as a very young man, and you returned to us as a man, giving your life for our country and we will be ever grateful for your sacrifice to save our country. Your Uncle Norm was privileged to be with your family through the dificult times and wonderful tribute that was given to you as the time of the Military Services. We thank God for your life and know that you now are safe in heaven with those who have gone on before. Thank you for being our Hero and God bless your family. THANK GOD FOR OUR MILITARY PERSONNEL11111"
nORM AND BETTY DRAVENSTATT of IDYLLWILD, CALIFORNIA

"TO MY COUSIN CHRIS, WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH. ZOE WILL KNOW WHAT A HERO HER UNCLE CHRIS WAS. SHE WILL ALWAYS HEAR THE STORY OF HER UNCLE CHRIS WHO WAS AFRAID TO HOLD HER, BUT LOVED HER SO MUCH. YOU LIT UP HER FACE EVERY TIME YOU STEPPED INTO THE ROOM. WE LOVE YOU SO VERRY MUCH. WE KNOW YOU DIED FOR US DOING WHAT YOU KNEW IN YOUR HEART WAS RIGHT. I WILL ALWAYS CHERRISH THE LITTLE TIME WE SPENT WITH YOU HEAR IN CALIFORNIA WHILE WE COULD. YOU WERE AN OUTSTANDING MARINE. WE LOVE YOU

TO EVERYONE WRITING MESSAGES FOR CHRIS. THANK YOU. IT IS COMFORTINGTO KNOW THAT CHRIS WAS LOVED SO MUCH. WE ARE PROUD OF HIM, AS I KNOW YOU ALL ARE. IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER FAMILY OR FRIENDS OUT THERE THAT I DONT KNOW, YOU MAY E-MAIL ME AT CAANJL83@AOL.COM. ALSO, IF ANY MARINES FROM CAMP PENDLETON KNOW WHEN THE MEMORIAL SERVICE ON CAMP PENDLETON WILL BE, PLEASE CONTACT ME. I HAVE TRIED TO CONTACT THE CHAPLAIN TO FIND OUT INFORMATION, BUT HAVE HAD NO SUCCESS. THANK YOU."
ANDY, KATIE, AND ZOE TSCHUMPER of OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA

"My heart is filled with sadness at the loss of a brother Marine, particularly one of such young age and bright promise.

I just learned of his demise a few moments ago from a fellow Marine veteran. We're having a memorial service for PFC Cobb on Saturday, May 1st at this location:
American Legion Oneco Post 312
1610 67th Ave E
Sarasota, FL 34243-4025
Phone: (941) 758-6616
http://mapsonus.switchboard.com/bin/maps-maponly/usr=~408b02a2.b3138.5faf.7/c=1/refsrc=SB.newsb/isredir=1/

And yes, I'll be attending in my Dress Blues.

PRESENT, ARMS!
Farewell Marine, Farewell...
READY, TWO!

Semper Fidelis"
Steve Wilke, fmr SGT, USMC ('74-'80) of Orlando, FL

"To Chris' family and friends: I cannot express to you my grief for your loss. I will always remember Chris as the shy kid who was consumed with computer games. But the last time I saw him he was beaming with pride right before he was shipped out. I could'nt think of anything to be more proud of. Best wishes from the bottom of my heart."
Dee Clayton of Brandon, Florida

"we little knew that morning, that god was going to call your name,in life we loved u dearly and in death we do the same,it broke ou hearts to lose chris for he did not go alone, for part of us went with chris that day god called him home. chris left us beautyful memories his love is still our guide, although we cannot see him he is always by our side,your family chain feels broken and nothing seems the same but as god calls us one by one the chain will link again"
cpl kevin carroll of camp pendleton ca

"chris was a good friend and one hell of a marine. he died doing what he loved and he will be greatly missed. it was a honor to servewith chris cobb in operation iraqi freedom"
cpl kevin carroll of camp pendleton ca

"From one Marine family to another
"Though you cannot always see the bird singing, if you listen with your heart, you can always hear his song.
Though the ones we love may leave life as we know it, in our memory, the love we knew will always carry on." unknown author
Our heart and thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Your precious Christopher will not be forgotten. He was a true American!"
Charles Davis family of Kailua, Hawaii

"I vividly recall when Chris made his decision to become a Marine and follow in his father's footsteps to serve his country. Like his mother, I still saw him as this little boy, but he was growing up very fast right before our eyes. You could not be troubled with his decision because you could see his intensity and pride about his decision. The most important thing to know about Pfc Christopher Cobb is that he truly, deep in his heart wanted to be a Marine. He did not take his service to his country lightly. He knew from the beginning what serving meant. He was very passionate about the job he had to do. A passion that changed him from a boy into a man, a passion that carried him through each day and a passion that has turned him into a hero. You will never be forgotten, our sweet Christopher and you will always be in our hearts."
Aunt Pam of Bradenton, Florida

"Hi, This is Jayson Lee Linton. Son of Melody R. Butler <-- Daughter of Edith Hart.. Christopher R. Cobb is my cousin that I never got to meet and I am truly Sad. My Love and Heart goes out to all that have passed during the hard times that we have had to face over seas. And to the Family I have never met.. OrlandoJay04@knology.net
706-364-0586"
Jayson Lee Linton of Augusta, Ga.

"chris we all will miss you!!! we will always remeber the great times we all had together!i will cherish every memory! love always,your cousin, ashley dravenstatt"
ashley dravenstatt of idyllwild,california

"To the family and friends of PFC Christopher R. Cobb,

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

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

Proud Member Of Marine Comfort Quilt group, and Proud Marine Mom"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca USA

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

"To Christopher's Family:
There aren't words to express the grief we all feel for your loss. May God bless you and watch over you."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincere condolences. We share the same loss...the same pain. Our prayers are with you and we thank you for your child's bravery & sacrifice.

From the family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas KIA Iraq 12/28/2003"
Gloria Caldas (his mom) of San Antonio, TX

"Rest in Peace Tufelhunden,Semper Fi
The Taylors
USMC
NC"

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

"To the family and friends of Pfc. Christopher Cobb:
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 Christopher 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 Pfc. Christopher Cobb:
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 Christopher, 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