Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle D. Crowley

18, of San Ramon, California.
Crowley died due to hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He 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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"Fair winds and following seas. SF."
Brendan of Davis, CA

"Hey Kyle, just watched the movie Lone Survivor and it made me think of you brother. I'll never forget that limo ride with the crew, you were taken from us too early. Rest in peace"
High school friend of Walnut Creek

"i love you kyle god bless you love grandma"
pat willett of astor florida 32102

"06 April 2013

Hard to believe it has been nine years.

You are not forgotten Marine.

J.D. Farmer
One time Corporal of Marines 78-82"
J.D. Farmer of San Ramon, CA

"We salute you kyle. All our love to you and your family. From one vet to another. Forever love my brother in arms"
Matt of San Ramon, CA

"Hey Kyle its ur youngest brother Matt I'm 15 now and I think of you everyday! I wish I could've got to talk to u just once but you shipped out before I got the chance, I love and miss you Kyle you are and always will be my hero! Love your lil brother Matt"
Matt Smiley of Brownsboro Tx

"To the family of:Kyle D. Crowley
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"

"To my brother I miss so much and love. I wish I could of gone with you in the service to fight by your side. I miss you little brother. Thinking of you every day.."
nichole of tx

"I can't believe how many years have gone by since you were taken from those who loved you most. No one has come close to the best friend and little brother you were like to me. No one ever will. All my memories of you; Valentines Day, rides to and from school, climbing my roof late one night to come talk, my sweet 16 birthday party, the one song that will always be ours and so many more memories. My family misses you too. Every happy moment in my life is met with sadness because you're not there to witness it. I miss you Kyle, Heaven doesn't know how lucky it is to have you there. Rest in peace angel XOXO"
Nicole Goldsand of San Ramon, CA

"Hey Kyle, its your little brother Jeffrey. I'm 16 now and everyday think about what i can do to be like you. I dont remember anything about you other than stories told to me and picturs of you because you moved back to Cali when i was so young. I know you lived a great life and that you were one of a kind. Mom says i look more like you everyday and i have your smile that everyone seemed to love. I thank you for your service to the country and i know that being a Marine is all you ever dreamed of doing. Thank you Mark and the Johnson family for raising my brother to be such a fine man. I love you more than you ever know and i regret not ever talking to you on the phone when i had the chance. Thank you agian for serving our country and you are and will always be my hero forever. I hope to be able to grow up to be a man like you that earned so much respect from everyone. Love you lots Kyle."
Jeffrey Smiley (kyles little brother) of Brownsboro, Texas

"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

"Kyle, It's been quite awhile since you were taken from us all too soon. Thank you for your service and I know you're still looking down protecting us all as you once did. Can't wait to see your uplifting smile and contagious laugh again one day! You'll be forever missed.

R.I.P. Kyle Crowley"
Friend from high school of San Ramon, CA

"I will never forget the day I met you. You were walking home from Pine Valley "Penetentary" with Justin B. and started to joke with him loudly about the girl walking in front of you. I was that girl who couldn't resist your bait. Your smile can brighten the darkest of days, and it was that smile that captivated me. All of us who knew you were lucky to have such a postive being in our lives. You have done us proud. I will always remember you as the boy I met that day, and thank God that you grew into the Man and Marine who sacrificed himself for the benefit of all. Thank you Kyle, for serving us, our nation, and keeping us free. You are forever loved, and forever appreciated as our hero. Nostrovia."
A Jr. High and High School Friend of San Ramon, CA

"It has been over four years and I finally had the nerve to google your name. When I left you at the forty I didn't know what life had in store. When they called me and told me you had passed, I just gave birth to Lilly. She was sleeping, I walked in kissed her on the head and went to my knees.

Since you passed I have flown my flag every day...following all of those silly rituals you do with something so sacred. I even installed TWO flood light's to illuminate her at night. It is out my front door witch is made of glass, everytime I walk past it and see it I thank you and think of you. Latley I have taken it down, and only display it on calander day's...it was getting to hard.

But I learned other silly things like what each fold stands for when a soldier is buried and some of the dirty lingo you marines like to talk. I love you, and I fight for your honor every day.

I read for the kids at the library, and on flag days and memorial days and patriotic days we do american crafts, then I take them to the local VFW and they hang them. I do that for you and your family.

We made these american flags for the 4th of july and used marshmellows as the stars. I kept trying to say keep it sacred, dont eat the marshmellows, but you know some were eaten. I want your family to know there is someoneover here honoring you everyday. I can't wait to see you again."
yana muller of muenster TX

"I never knew this Marine, but my friends brother was there when he was lost. The stories ive been told of this soldier, and what ive read on this page, come back to me all the time. They remind me of the ongoing war and sacrifices, soldiers make every single day. Thank you Kyle.
RIP
Semper Fi LCpl Crowley K

C/Sr Zamora J"
jamie zamora of Lewsville, Texas

"June 2, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Kyle D. Crowley:
Kyle 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

"Kyle-
The only time I ever spoke to you was the night you and the guys left and you asked me to hold your cell phone for you until you got back. I will never forget the phone call I had to make to return the phone to your family. God Bless you. You are always in my thoughts."
Kim LeBlanc, wife of Cpl. Patrick B. LeBlanc, Ret. USMC of Greensboro, NC

"dearest grandson. its been four years today since god called you home. the hurt in my heart is still there and always will be. but god needed you home with him. he had something he wanted you to do. i love you and always will. i say prayer for you every night. for you and your brother shane i hope you are both together. till we meet again i nheaven your are loved and missed your grandma pat"
patricia willett of astor florida

"I LOVE YOU AND HOPE YOU AND YOUR BROTHER ARE TOGETHER. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH"
PAT WILLETT of ASTOR FLORIDA

"much love for my friend Kyle Crowley--i'm sure all is well up there--you truly are a hero"
Justin Fuentes of San Ramon, Ca.

"I remember you being in our garage with all the others that came many times to our home. you were alway happy and laughing. you were a close friend of my son. like everyone else your early departure deeply bothered him and all of us. i can say that we were honored to know you Kyle. thank you for your courage to help keep our country safe. we will never forget you.god bless you sweetheart!You will always be a hero in our eyes"
The Davlin and Urdiales Family of San Ramon, California

"I WAS IN BOOTCAMP WITH CROWLEY, I REMEMBER HIM AS A GOOD FRIEND AND HOPE FOR THE BEST FOR HIS FAMILY...IM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND SEND YOU MY WARM WISHES...R.I.P>>>>>>LCpl. Crowley"
Randy Whitewater of Las Vegas, NV

"Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free.
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard Him call.
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay that day,
to laugh, to love, to work or play.
Task undone must stay that way.
I found peace at the close of the day.
If my parting left a void,
then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with time of sorrow.
I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one touched.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,
but don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me.
God wanted me now, He set me free!"
(Author Unknown)
America has been built on the blood of Brave Men of Honor. Heros who answered the call to defend all of our Freedoms. A fellow Veteran pays tribute to this heros commitment to duty and the ultimate sacrifice that he has made for all of us. Thank you. May you rest well in Gods loving embrace Brave soldier, and may peace come to your family and loved ones for the sacrifice they have also made."
William Darby Taylor Jr. of Bonita Springs Florida

"TO MY LOVING GRANDSON. KYLE I LOVE YOU AND WITH EACH PASSING DAY I MISS YOU MORE. SEE YOU IN HEAVEN. YOUR LOVING GRANDMA"
PAT WILLETT of ASTOR FLORIDA

"As another soldier from another place and time, I was simply paying my respects to the fallen at The Golden Gate cemetery today 14 July 2007. I saw the fresh flowers and the national flag on the grave of LCpl Kyle D Crowley USMC. He paid the ultimate sacrifice and this memorial page pays him due honour. I salute him and I grieve with his loved and dear ones. I pray they find comfort in their sorrow."
Raymond T Frost Colonel (Ret.) of Sydney, Australia.

"DEAREST GRANDSON. ITS BEEN THREE YEARS NOW SINCE GOD TOOK YOU HOME TO A BETTER PLACE THEN WE HAVE.I MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU . I HOPE SOME DAY TO MEET YOU IN HEAVEN. LOVE YOU ALWAYS GRANDMA"
PAT WILLETT of ASTOR FLORIDA

"i went to church today kyle and prayed i will see you in heaven. and thanked god for giving me you as a grandson. you were a joy to my life. a very love and caring person take care of kyle until we meet again love your grandma pat"
pat willett of astor florida

"YOU HAVE BEEN GONE THREE YEARS TODAY. MY SWEET AND BEAUTIFUL KYLE. I LOVED YOU SO MUCH BUT I KNOW GOD HAD A PLACE FOR YOU IN HEAVEN."
YOUR GRANDMOTHER of ASTOR FLORIDA

"There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you and your bright smile. I miss talking to you, I miss your advice, I miss all the memories we shared. I know your shining down on me from heaven, I just wish you were here. Your my big bro and my hero and I miss you more than words can say. Thinking about you always, your lil one."
Carrie Johnson of San Ramon, Ca

"I am going along my daily routine of driving to work, and as I was driving a truck was in front of me that caught my eye. The tailgate was decorated in memory of a fallen soldier and it touched my heart in such a way that I had to thank whoever was driving. I lost someone very dear to me and it's amazingly comforting to know that there are people like me who never forget. So to whoever was driving a white pickup on 24 at about 5:45 on 9/27...THANK YOU!!! As hard as it is at times, smile. And know that Kyle is always smiling down at you!"
Erika S. of Walnut Creek, Ca

"I'd like to send my deepest sorrows to the family of Kyle Crowley. I heard he had died on April 6th along side my buddy Travis Layfield. I know how it feels to lose someone so dear to you. may they both rest in peace together in heaven."
Connie of Fremont, Ca, U.S.

"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 LCpl Kyle Crowley 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 deeply 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 (e-mail:Joaniem7225@soledadmemorial.com) or Steve Marrietti at 858-705-2214.
THANK YOU and GOD BLESS!"
Joanie Miyashiro-Brennan of San Diego,CA/USA

"well i didnt know you very long when i stayed with you and uncle mark you were so little.but you were cool then and i wish that i could have got too see you one more time but i will in heaven.man i love you and will see you one day on the other side.so sorry it ended this way but your a hero now.not every body gets to be one of those when they pass but you are and you will always be remembered.lots of love to you cuz.ill try to keep (your dad) my uncles head up for you.I LOVE YOU AND THE CROWLEY FAMILEY WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU AND HAVE YOU IN OUR HEARTS.SEE YOU SOON."
bradley crowley of 916 mcaurther blvd waner robins Ga 31093

"i met Kyle when i first got into high school through a mutual friend. He was a constant source of joy and I was always so excited to see him. He was there for me during times in my life that were dark, and he was always dependable and full of compassion. I never got a chance to tell you, kyle, how grateful i was for everything you did. I love you and i miss you."
Kristi Vizza of San Ramon, ca

"kyle happy birthday we shared the same day.i have your picture in my shop to remind me of you every day..... I have freedom today due to battles that were fought in the past Your bravery will never go unoticed Happy 21st to you and heavenly Shane God will bring us together again in HEAVEN I just cut your dads hair and needless to say HE MISSES you so much Hey its curley now"
linda M Blood of Danville Ca

"To my Sons Kyle and Shane Crowley, Happy twenty one, Boys, I Love and Miss you both, on this day of days, you become of age, I never thought nor was I ready to out live my Children, it does not get easy over time to live on without you, The World is not our will it ever be the same. Till we meet again My sons,

An Irish Blessing
may the road rise to meet you,may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face, may the rains fall soft upon your feilds, and untill we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand."
Mark Crowley, FATHER OF THE FALLEN of Tracy California

"I am so proud of the man Kyle was. So proud of his strength and determination. His loyalty to his friends and loved ones. A true American hero. A breed apart. I look forward to seeing that smile again. Until that day, he will be always be with us, everyday. We miss you."
Steve Johnson of San Ramon

"It's been two years since you've been gone and life will never be the same. We are all very proud of you and miss you so much. I know that you're looking down on me and watching over me. I'm doing my best to make you proud with everything I do in my life and I know that it makes you happy to see me making something of my life. I have tons of pictures of you in my room and I stop to look at my favorite one everyday, smile and say, "I love you." I love you Kyle!"
Nicole Goldsand of San Ramon, CA

"We won't forget you, Brother. Because of you, 15,000 lbs. of goods have been shipped to our troops. Semper Fidelis, Kyle"
John Wintersteen of Danville, CA/USA

"I think of you, Kyle.

I miss your deep laugh, ridiculous Harlem shake, and unforgettably warm smile."
Angela Hale of San Ramon, CA/Portland, OR

"IT WILL BE TWO YEARS TOMORROW SINCE GOD TOOK YOU HOME TO PREPARE A PLACE FOR US.YOU ARE LOVED BY ALL AND ESPECIALLY BY YOUR FAMILT.KYLE I PRAY GOD WILL SOMEDAY TAKE AWAY MY HURT. ILOVED YOU SO MUCH. YOUR GRANDMOTHER PAT"
PAT WILLETT of ASTOR FLORIDA

"Where do I begin? I only knew Kyle for a short period but during that time he touched my life forever. Kyle and my husband became best friends (brothers) during boot camp. At that time I only knew Kyle through my husband's letters. He came to visit us in Texas after boot camp and at Thanksgiving. Instantly he became apart of our family too!

Kyle and I spent many nights talking on the phone or during his visit getting to know each other. Not only was he brothers with my husband but he was my brother, too! I believe that he watches over us all. When my husband returned home from Iraq last year it was a very rainy morning. He told me that as they went through the north gate of Camp Pendleton he asked "Crow" (as we call him) to give him a blue sky and not let it rain on the families waiting. And what do you know, it did not rain for the rest of the day. I know that we will see him again in heaven but for now he will never leave our thoughts, our prayers, or our hearts. I love you Lcpl. K.D. Crowley, you will never be forgotten!

God bless."
Blair Peck of Oceanside, CA

"kyle...
you will always be a part of my life and your smile will forever live in my heart. thank you for everything that you did and everything that you are. you will never be forgotten!

love you always"
carly and chris of san ramon, ca

"Kyle, thank you for dying for our Country. God Bless and keep you, because He said He would."
Bonnie of Atlanta, Ga.

"they are tru heroes .. we the iraqe people will never forget these heroes how give there life to save ours life . thanks to all the fallen heroes in iraq"
saif babely of iraq/baghdad

"AUGUST 16, 2005
MARINE LANCE CPL KYLE D. CROWLEY
You are an American Hero whose ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten by a grateful nation. Rest in peace brave Marine. You will be remembered for always being faithful to God, Country, Family and the Corps.
"In all of the far-flung operations of our Armed Forces, the toughest job has been performed by the average, easy-going, hard-fighting young American who carries the weight of battle on his own young shoulders. It is to him that we and all future generations must pay grateful tribute". - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
AMERICA SALUTES
LANCE CPL KYLE D. CROWLEY"
D. Burt of Rhode Island

"To the family of LCpl Kyle Crowley, USMC. My heart goes out to you for your loss. I discovered this site last week after my nephew Cpl Jeff Starr was killed in Iraq. I can only imagine your sense of loss. I have a daughter Kyle's age and we lived in San Ramon from '88 to '93 and its possible our children went to school together.

Please be comforted by those of us who appreciate young men like Kyle and the sacrifice they have made. I also understand that as parents you have made the greatest sacrifice a person can make. I know if you could you would gladly give your life if you could bring Kyle back. For reasons we can never understand Kyle has been lost. American has lost one its best; a true American hero. God bless you and thank you.
Tim"
Tim Lickness of San Diego, CA, USA

"Today your birthday, we thank God for bringing you into our lives. We only knew you for 5 years, but you became one of our family. We miss you dearly as does all of your family, friends and fellow Marines. We pray for your Mom and Dad, Chris and Mark, as the loss of two sons has had to have been unbearable. We are so proud of the man you became and how you so positively influenced those who new and loved you. Your courage and dedication continues to be an inspiration for us all. You are in our thoughts and prayers everyday but today in particular. There will be no 20th birthday celebration for you today, but we celebrate and honor the memory of Lance Corporal Kyle D. Crowley. One very proud and honorable United States Marine. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Your smile will always be in our hearts…..
With Love, Respect and Admiration."
The Johnson Family of SAn Ramon, CA/USA

"Forgot my e-mail for you all: pushmailbox@yahoo.com"
Allan of Danville, CA, USA!!!!

"To the Crowley and Johnson Family,
Kyle served his country in full, by laying down his life for the freedom of our country and of others overseas. A true Marine doen't fear death, but finds his greatest pride in knowing he was counted as worthy to die for his country! Kyle was a brave soldier, and will be dearly missed. I am planning on becoming a chaplain in the military, and it is your son who made my love for the Marine Corps that much stronger, and in his memory I commit to you all that I will go in a Chaplain with the United States Navy so as to have the opportunity to serve the Marine Corps as an officer, with brave men such as your son. May the Lord Bless you all as you continue to remember, and remember, it is the Marines that guard the gates of Heaven! He is proudly serving in our Lord's Marine Corps Now! The Marine Family will miss him, the U.S.A. will miss him, and the Bay Area will miss him! God Bless our men and women over seas! My dad has served over there and is hopefully on his way home soon, being a doctor for the men and women like your son! I appreciate your willingness to let him serve, and as it turned out to die for this wonderful country of yours! Please e-mail me, and let me know how things are going! When I get back up to Danville, from Univ. of Arizona this July, I will hopefully find a way to contact you, I would like to thank you all in person, and express my deepest gratitude and condolences!"
Allan Bushnell III, Future Chaplain, USN/USMC of Danville, CA, USA!!!!

"For my fallen brother, Crow was a great man and one hell of a marine. He is greatly missed by me and my famliy, he was one of us. He died a hero and Ill see you at the gates bro."
Lcpl Ryan Ruckel of 29 palms Ca

"i didnt only know kyle as a marine but as my best friend. i served in ar ramadi iraq with kyle. we joked together laughed together and we fought together. for the people who knew him he was like a magnet he had a way with people. everyone he met liked kyle. we planned on comming home and meeting each others friends and family. But on april 6th 2004 kyle was tragically taken from us phisically in an ambush, but he will be watching over us untill we all join him in heaven.it is so hard to beleive that it has been a year. kyle you will be greatly missed and we cherrish the short time we all had with him. we love you kyle semper fi you are my hero stithusmc@yahoo.com"
lcpl ryan stith of camppendleton, ca

"I can't believe today has been a year since your unfortunate passing. i wish i was able to see you one more time but i'll always have the memories of elementary school to keep a smile on my face knowing you are still watching over us and keeping us safe from harm. You are one of the bravest men and it's sad to say you couldn't come home. i'll never forget all you did for me a few years ago, you really got me through some tough times and i'll never forget that. You are my hero and keep that nice smile and good attitude with you in heaven. until i see you again i'll keep your memory alive."
Nicole Cintron of Hayward, CA

"It's been a year, Kyle. I'll always remember you. It's been a tough year. Hope you're watching & smiling down on us. Can't wait to see you again one day. You are one of America's Bravest and I'm sur you already know that. "I'll mourn ya' 'till I join' ya'!!" God Bless your loving family."
Chrissy of USA!!!!

"Bro- I can’t believe it will be a year tomorrow, there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think of you. Loosing you has been the worst thing that’s ever happened in my life. There is nothing I can do but to remember all the good times we had together; sharing deep secrets, making fun of each other, you taking me driving, Tahoe, Hawaii… It is all so bitter-sweet. I wish you could be here with us in the new house, we miss you sooo much. You make me so proud every day. I know you’re in heaven, guarding the pearly gates and watching down on me. Your life was too short and I wish every moment that I could have spent more time with you. You are so brave, and did so much for your country, it will never be forgotten. I love and miss you forever and always, your lil sis (a.k.a. lil one)"
Carrie Johnson of San Ramon, Ca

"HAPPY EASTER SON WE LOVE AND MISS YOU, IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT ALMOST A YEAR HAS PAST SINCE YOU AND ELEVEN OF YOUR BROTHERS WHERE KIA, ONLY SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY THAT WE RECEIVED YOU OFF THE PLANE WITH AN AMERICAN FLAG DRAPED OVER YOU WARMING YOU AS YOU ROLLED OUT OF THE BELLY OF THE PLANE THAT BROUGHT YOU HOME TO US. NO ONE CAN TAKE AWAY THE MEMORIES OF YOUR LIFE FROM OUR HEARTS AND MINDS . YOU LIVED YOUR DREAMS OF BECOMING A MARINE. AND YOU ARE A LOCAL AND NATIONAL HERO. YOUR LEGACY WILL LIVE ON FOREVER YOU WILL ALWAYS BE EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD NEVER GROWING OLD, AND YOU WILL NEVER LEAVE THE HEARTS OF THOSE WHO RAISED YOU THROUGH THICK AND THIN. YOUR SMILE SHOWS YOUR HAPPINESS IN EVERY PICTURE EVER TAKEN OF YOU. THE MEMORIES YOU LEFT WITH ALL THAT YOU TOUCHED HAVE LEFT YOUR MARK FOREVER. THANK YOU OH LORD FOR KYLE DUANNE CROWLEY AND FOR SHAYNE ARTHUR CROWLEY TWIN BROTHER TO KYLE TOGETHER AGAIN. THE TIME WE HAD OF THEM MY LORD WE ARE EVER SO GRATEFUL"
MARK DUANNE CROWLEY ( FATHER) of SAN RAMON CA.

"I didn't know Kyle but I know his father and I know he served with my cousin. I know your father is very proud of you Kyle along with many others, I am sure my cousin was proud to serve with you. Thank you Kyle for doing what you did I am forever greatful. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

To the Crowley family, I am very sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers anre with you all."
Ashley Mills (LCPL Travis Layfield's cousin) of Sunnyvale, CA

"KYLE I LOVED YOU AND MISS YOU, NOT A DAY GOES BY THAT I DONT CRY MY EYES OUT. THE PEOPLE THAT LOVED YOU WAS ME FOR SURE AND I THINK YOU KNOW THIS. I HOPE TO SEE YOU IN HEAVEN YOUR GRANDMA PAT"
PAT WILLETT of ASTOR FLORIDA

"Me and kyle attended southgate elementary together until his 6th grade year. We were best friends and shared a lot of great times together. He always made jokes and made sure he was noticed by everyone. During the bad moments that me and his other friends had he made sure we smiled to make everything seem better. I just recently learned about his death and have been deeply saddened by the news. I remember him the way he was the last time i saw him and i am sad to say i have lost my hero. The war never meant much to me for i didn't believe in it, but now that my friend and hero has passed i pray for kyle and his family along with all the other soldiers currently fighting for our country in hopes they return home safely. My sincere condolences go out to kyles family and his girlfriend. Even though i never met you i can understand the pain you feel. I know kyle is watching over you everyday."
Nicole Cintron of Hayward CA

"KYLE YOU ARE OUR HERO YOU MADE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE FOR US"
forever love

"Precious kyle- it seems like just yesterday that we were in third period cooking class together: you had to make it a point that everyone knew that you were in the room by telling your latest jokes!! Kyle had the ability to put a smile on any face no matter how bad the situation seemed to be. He was the "COOL" senior to us lower-classmen with his bright personality and "saggy" blue jeans. The greatest thing about Kyle was his determination to succeed no matter how big or small the task was. When he came to cal high in dec.'03 to say good bye all dressed up in his uniform he looked so grown up and proud to be able to make a difference. Even though I only knew him for a short while he made it feel like we had known eachother our entire lives.
everytime....
i see an American flag,i see you
i see yellow , i see you
i see taco bell, i see you
i see slurpees, i see you
i see the stars , i see you
everywhere i look, i see our hero watching over us! you were too young to die, too young to be "remembered' but for all you have done for us you will never be forgotten! You will be a part of our future, a prayer in our voice,a skip in our step, a thought in our mind, a smile on our face, but most of all a hero in our hearts! We miss you kyle!
~ we will always love you~
Remember peaches!"
mandie of san ramon,ca

"I just found out about kyle. Him and I went to elementry together He was a very good friend and I missed him when he left after 6th grade. My sypmathy is with you all And I am Truley sorry for your loss"
Jennifer Zessi of Hayward,ca,USA

"I didn't know Kyle 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

"I met Kyle freshman year of high school when I was 15. Little did I know he would have such an impact on my life. Kyle and I began dating the summer after freshman year. Kyle was my first love and I was his. We shared so many unforgettable times together; trips to Tahoe and Hawaii, prom, birthdays, Christmas, boot camp graduation, and all of our high school years. Kyle and I shared a special bond that was unbreakable; he was a part of my family.
Before Kyle left for Iraq he told me that I was his heaven, because he wouldn’t be able to see me but he knew I would always be there. Kyle is now my heaven, looking down on me as every day goes by. He always reminded me, “You know who guards the gates of heaven, the marines do.” I know that’s right where he is, standing proud.
Kyle was so dedicated to the marines; they were his new life and helped him overcome his rough childhood. Kyle was so brave and determined to make a difference for all of his loved ones back home, and that’s exactly what he did.
Kyle means the world to me. He changed my life, and gave me a gift of love that I will cherish forever. He will always hold a special place in my heart. Kyle, I love you more than I can put into words. Thank you for all of our wonderful memories, I will never forget all that we shared. I miss you.
143, 823"
Trisha Johnson of San Ramon, Ca

"My Hero
A boy who changed his life around,
He wouldn’t accept the life that was bound,
Just 18 years old but as brave as could be,
And oh if you knew he meant to me,
Yes my brother that skinny little bean,
Decided to become a United States Marine,
Boot camp and training he flew through it all,
When I heard what was next I wanted to bawl,
The war was where he had to be,
In Iraq too far over sea,
I was sure with my deep thought and prayer,
He would be protected and all would be fair,
But one night would change it all,
The second we got the bad phone call,
With the horrible news of my brother’s pass,
I felt my heart shatter like glass,
Still hard to accept and hard to smile,
When it always feels like you’ve just ran miles,
And shining down from heaven he knows,
The love we have for him it shows,
I can’t wait for the day I’ll see him again,
And oh how long it seems to have been,
Only six months has seemed like a year,
When now I have so many fears,
Never again will I be the same,
And deep down there is always blame,
The feeling I have is below zero,
How much I will always miss my hero."
Carrie Johnson of San Ramon, Ca

"Kyle Crowley. There isn't enough that you can say about that Marine. He never refered to me as anything other than a brother. Even though we don't come from the same parents, blood couldn't make us any closer. I lost a large part of my soul when my brother was taken from me, but now I myself sit in Najaf, Iraq living everyday of my life in hopes that I am making him proud. There are several times a day that I talk to Crow and ask for his help or advice. I have several friends here that pray that Crow is watching over us. There is no doubt in my mind that he's my guardian angel. I love you brother.
LCpl Peck, Kevin D"
Peck, Kevin of Lewisville, Texas

"kyle WAS MY GRANDSON, I MISS HIM VERY MUCH AND EVERY DAY I CRY MY HEART OUT, I NEVER WORRIED ABOUT KYLE WHEN HE WENT OVER SEAS I TOLD HIM HIS TWIN BROTHER WAS WITH HIM KYLE LOST HIS TWIN BROTHER AT 4 MONTHS, SO NOW THEY ARE BOTH IN HEAVEN.ILOVED YOU KYLE GRANDMA PAT"
PAT WILLETT of ASTOR FLORIDA

"To the Crowley family -

I cannot express how grateful I am for the sacrifice you all have made in the life of your son. No words can express my sorrow for your loss. Myself having a son serving in the Army in Iraq, I understand. My thoughts and prayers are with you."
Paulette Best of just over the hill in Castro Valley, CA

"You were taken away to soon from the people you loved and who loved you more than anything. You died for us and we are all truly grateful. God needed more angels. He got the best one. RIP"
A CAL high student of San Ramon CA

""I worked with Kyle about 5 years ago, he was so little and hadn't matured yet. We used to tease him at work and occasionally I would give him a ride home from work. I lost contact with him after I graduated but I will never forget his smile. He was truly a hero and very brave. He will be missed, but always loved by many.""
Kelly Switzer of San Ramon, Ca

"Thank You Sir Kyle for risking your life for me and our Country. You have made our world a better place to stay.
Love and Respect,
Amanda Cruz, age 13"
Amanda Cruz of Long Beach CA United States

"My condolences to the Crowley and Johnson families. Any loss is difficult to comprehend, but to see a young man taken away so early, and just as he was realizing his dreams is unbearable. Take comfort in the fact that Kyle is now watching over all of us, and will continue to live on in our hearts forever. Rest in peace Kyle, and Thank You for being such an amazing person."
Stephanie Farrell of San Ramon, CA

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

"thankyou crowley!Semper FI"

"I just barely knew him, but just enough to know that he is truly a remarkable and lovable person. He's not like others that we are used to. He has left his mark in this world and we will love him forever. Anyone who knew him will never be the same; he has changed us all for the better.

This is all for you, Kyle. Take care."
Lisa (2005) of San Ramon, CA

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

"Kyle Crowley was one of the bravest, most dedicated, kind-hearted, determined, and enthusiastic individuals I have ever known. Though so many of our peers are just learning what we want, and how to go about getting it, Kyle always knew exactly what he wanted, and he went for it with everything that he was. No one ever needed to tell Kyle what was important in life—he knew what he loved, and he knew that it was worth fighting for.

Just a few weeks ago, several of Kyle’s close friends surrounded him as he planted himself firmly on the floor at his going-away party, chiming in to wish him a safe tour, and ordering him to return to us safely. That night, he explained to each of us with somber expression and a sense of maturity that I had never before witnessed in him that this was his duty—to go and fight for a country that he believed in, and to protect those he loved the most.

He had grown up so much from the Harlem-shakin’ Kyle I had always known, and yet he successfully balanced his new responsible, more adult-like identity with the trademark twinkling eyes and the goofy smile that could only be his—the Kyle that would pick me up, throw me over his shoulder, and spin me around at impossible speeds just because he got a kick out of making me so dizzy I thought I’d throw up.


That kind of spirit and strength is rare in such a young subject, but Kyle grew up so much just in the last few months of his life. His character and his lust for life will always be admired, and spoken of with great love… never forgotten."
Angela Hale of San Ramon, Ca

"It is amazing to think that heroic people like Kyle Crowley are out there fighting for us, as we continue through our daily routines. He is the epitome of a an American hero, and his memory will forever be in my heart. I feel so honored to have known such a brave and driven man. I am so glad you shared the love that I have for Trisha... You have touched the lives of many Kyle.May you Rest in Peace brave soldier."
Aliese Deakers of San Ramon, CA

"Kyle Crowley was one of a kind. He was like my little brother. I was always there for him and vice versa. It was nice to be a big sister to someone like him. He was also my neighbor. We had many good times together. Everything from my Sweet 16 Birthday to his late night climb onto my roof! I love him so much and it still seems unreal that he's gone. He made his dream come true and I am very proud of him. I love you Kyle."
Nicole Goldsand of San Ramon, CA

"Next time someone wonders where all the heroes are today - you tell them about Kyle."
of California

"I didnt really know Kyle, but his death has still hit me hard. I remember seeing him during lunch in his uniform and now its kinda hard to believe I wont be seeing him again. He did this for his country and I'm very proud of him. This event has also shown me and I'm sure many other people, how real the war is and its very scary. I really hope this war ends soon, so all the men and women in Iraq can come home to their families and friends."
Student From Cal High of San Ramon

"KYLE, i never got the chance to get to know u all that well...but i saw how much u meant to my baby CARRIE, and how much she looked up to you-her "Big bro Kyle". Watching her cry for you has opened me up to the most painful feelings anyone could experience and it often seems as though i have lost a brother as well. I have heard nothing but good things about you and i only wish i could have had the chance to know you like she did. I will forever remember those few times we met, and your cool hat ; ) It seems like not too long ago you were leaving for the training camp. Carrie was so worried for you, as were all the people who loved you. It's still unreal that youre not coming back on leave. So many of us are half-expecting you to come back, but youve gone to a better place. As you watch over us, i hope you realize how much you meant to so many and that you will remain in each and every one of our hearts forever.

To Kyle's families, the Crowleys and the Johnsons: Kyle's death was not in vain, he willingly risked his life for his country and will forever be respected for his act. Kyle is looking down on us, make him happy and never let his memory die with him. There is a reason for everything, no matter how painful the outcome. Like TYLER said, maybe God just needed an angel."
MELISSA HASHIMOTO of SAN RAMON, 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 Kyle will not be forgotten. He was a true American!"
Charles Davis family of Kailua, Hawaii

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Kyle D. Crowley,

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

"Kyle has touched many people by his heroic death in iraq.I did not know him, but he has made a deep impact in my life. I can see that many people loved him and he was a great Marine. Im sure he would be proud. Cal High is in mourn for his death. i pray for all the soilders in iraq and that they return home safely. Kyle will always be part of the few and the proud.He wont be forgotton"
Cal High Student of San Ramon, California

"Kyle symbolizes to me the true meaning of an American hero. He risked his life for our nation and was the braviest person I know. After spending time with him just recently, I realized just how courageous and driven he truley was. Kyle's family and friends are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. He will never be forgotten."
Alison Brown of San Ramon, CA.

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

"Kyle was a friend to many and a great person to be around. Being with him in high school not more than a year ago really makes everyone wonder how fast the world can change and that war isn't just something everyone else does. Kyle was a hero among men and a great friend to all, he will be missed"
CJ Paterson of San Diego, CA

"Our prayers are with the family of Kyle Crowley. Our son, SSGt. Steven H. Bridges, died in Iraq in December of 2003. We know they are all part of the Lord's Army now."
Sheldon and Loretta Bridges of Tracy,CA

"To Kyle'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

"The American nation is blessed to have soldiers such as Kyle Crowley. May God bless Kyle and his family and friends. We will forever remember the lively Kyle that enriched our lives in ways that words cannot explain. My deepest condolences go out to the Crowley and Johnston families at this time. God Bless America and it's brave heroes that maintain our freedom."
Joe Altman of Livermore CA 94551

"I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice, and send out my condolences to your family and all others who have suffered a loss from this. You will never be forgotten. You will remain in all of our hearts forever. Your leadership and bravery is honored. I will always remember you as a friend, but most of all a hero. We will miss you dearly. Words cannot express how special you were. You are with out a doubt a brave hero to me. I can't express enough how much you will be missed.You truley are an American hero. You will always remain in my heart. God Bless you."
Marc Linville of San Ramon, Ca ,USA

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

"To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Kyle Crowley:
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 Kyle for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Kyle Crowley:
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 Kyle, 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