Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Adam J. Crumpler

19, from Charleston, West Virginia.
Crumpler died as a result of small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces during Operation Spear in Karabilah, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on June 18, 2005.

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"11 years has passed since you left us. I still think of you so much. I miss your smile and the way that you were always there for my son. You were the best friend that he has ever had. I thought of you as my son too. I love you, Adam, and miss you dearly. Till we meet again in Heaven..."
Kathy Reynolds of North Wilkesboro, NC

"My mother found a gold plaque with his name, rank, and the date of his birth/death down at Bluebend Campgrounds in Anthony, WV and we would like to give it back to his family. If anyone can give me information to locate them or simply look up Samantha Marie on Facebook and please let me know. Thank you."
Samantha Becker of Frankford, WV

"Thinking of you my brown eyed boy.You will be forever missed. I love you always.
aunt JO"
Joetta Kirk of Winter Haven,FL 33884

"I never stop thinking about you brother. Never."
Lt. Marshall of Colorado

"Well their buddy, sorry i never left a message to you. It is somewhat hard to do. Umm i miss you a lot bro. Well you always said i was motivated and would stay in, however i did get out of the corp. I joined the national guard a year after i got out and now back in iraq. Yeah i know you told me not to do it. Anyways man i will write you again when i get a chance. I know you went to heaven and are waiting their for us. i remember talking on post in iraq with you, and you telling me about god. Well love you bro."
Riddle of Iraq

"Happy Birthday Brother...I miss you..."
Chad of Charleston WV

"My name is Eric Elder, fmr Cpl/USMC. I am a proud graduate of Parris Island, plt. 2104 Golf Co. yes Crumps platoon. He was racked beside me through most of boot camp and we talked a great deal day and night about many things both good and bad. I was 23 when I went in and he told me that he looked up to me, and I said Crump. you might need to find a different role model, but he said no "old man" your good to go. I was still active when I heard of Crumplers passing and honestly for a grown man to get up from a chow hall, go to his barracks room and cry, he left a impact on my life. He would say, "i am just not sure about this and I am nervous", I'd laugh and say join the crowd. I knew he would make a fine Marine. There are times in peoples lives where we have ups and downs but most always recover and from what I understand he did and perservered.
"If the Army and the Navy should ever look on Heavens scene, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines!"
Crumpler(Adam) I know that I have not left this message for you sooner but I know you are looking down and you understand that the "old man" here is doing his best. To a friend and comrade You gave the ultimate sacrifice, I will always miss you brother.

Semper fidelis my brother,
Eric Elder fmr Cpl/USMC"
Eric Elder of North Carolina

"Crump! Oh man. You were such a GREAT guy. i must explain, i met Adam when i moved across the river and started 8th grade at Dupont. Adam, Craig, Mike, were all GREAT guys who really were very polite to me. We became good friends, which was good cuz i knew no one. The next year RIVERSIDE opend and we started the 9th grade. Adam was a part of very 'NEW CLIQUE' in high school, a group that transcended boundaries, freaks, geeks, sum jocks, heads, rednecks, and Adam made us all feel WELCOMED. I first read about Crump a lil more then a cpl yrs ago, maybe summer 07, U see I never finished high school, i dropped out, got a job, moved to TN, But 9 yrs ago, when we were 16, I KNEW ADAM CRUMPLER WAS DESTINED FOR GREATNESS!!! I WILL NEVER FORGET RSHS 2000 2001! Say Hi to Howard, and hopefully you 2 can find Jay also, I MISS YOU ALL!!"
Tim Slater of WV/ out of Pigeon Forge TN

"Rest in peace, Marine. Sorry it has taken so long for me to pay my respects. I have lost so many friends over the last few years, I guess I just did not want to face it.

I miss you, Brittney and the others."
Uncle Chris of Coeur d' Alene, ID

"Saw a great bumper sticker today.. gotta have one or two or more.

"If you can read this,
Thank a teacher."
"If your reading this in English,
Thank an American Soldier"

I find it is fitting."
Donna Crumpler of Hampton, VA

"To the family of Adam: I am traveling on business right now and I stayed at a Charleston hotel last night. As I walked in I noticed a memorial on the back window of a Jeep honoring Adam. I am always deeply saddened when a member of our military does not come home. This memorial struck me especially hard as a saw his birthdate. It is the same as mine. I studied some more and realized he was only 19, just shy of 20. I was discharged from Air Force before he was born. I inquired at the front desk and spoke to his friend that owns the Jeep. He told me of Adam and he will be in my heart always. I will celebrate this August 31st in honor of him. Thank you Adam that I can."
Greg Laye of Denver, NC

"May 31, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Adam J. Crumpler:
Adam 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

"Hey Crump,
I know it has been a while, but I think of you daily. The hardest thing I ever did was put you on the helo. I miss you. I just want you to know you are not forgotten. Take care I'll see you at the Gates."
Sgt Gray of Hanover, VA

"Hey Brother, I am here in CAX once again. I can't wait to see you in heaven."
Cpl Joseph D Faw of Wilkesboro, NC

"I recently acquired a teddy bear wearing desert camo. My husband suggested I name him after one of the fallen, and a search for servicemembers from West Virginia led me to Adam. It could be that a small part of Adam lives on through him."
Sandra Leonetti of North Hollywood, CA

"my name is nicolai b crumpler from ohio .. sorry to see a crumpler and any service member pay the ultimate sacrifice"
nicolai crumpler of ohio

"please tell me where i can get the same version of the car memorial for my husband. I can't find it anywhere. thank you, punkinhead2@cox.net"
kathy lane of poway, ca

"Emma and Family-I think of you and Adam often and pray that you are beginning to heal. You are on my mind more lately with Billy preparing for his 4th trip over. I hope that God will keep his hand on all of our toops along with the help of Adam and the other Fallen Heroes."
Tina of Charleston, WV

"Hey Brother,

I know I havent been writting, but I want you to know that there aint a day that I dont think of what happened that day. I miss you so much and you were such a hero. U will always be my BROTHER.

SEMPER FI

"And remember I got that *er for you, I know it dont change anything but at least he payed for his actions. I love you BROTHER"

R.I.P."
FRANK J TURCO III of PHILADELPHIA

"Hi ADAM it has been awhile since i left a message on this site < I love you and miss you so much my darling Grandson. i wish i could hug you one more time, take care of baby Brandon who came home with Jesus Jan1, 07 , he was only 3 months and 28 days old and GOD needed him so give him a big kiss for me and give papa and your mom,tell them i love them and miss them. honey i lost all4 of you to soon and too close, i think of you every day, love Grammy"
Emma L. johnson of Charleston,wv

"Adam,

I don’t believe in God but I do believe that there is Life’s energy. I don’t know where you are right now or what you’re doing but if you have some spare time, could you look in on my son every now and then and keep him safe.

Thanks

Father of
LCpl Joshua Murray
3rd Bn 2nd Mar Kco"
Mike Murray of Keene, NH

"My dear Adam, I miss you so much still and now you have my little grandson up there with you..Please take care of him.If you see him hug him real close for his grandma and watch over him please..I am sure your mom has him an is rocking her great nephew...Keep an eye on Brady when he goes over there as losing his son has taken a toll on all of us..I Love Yo"
Aunt Jo of Winter Haven,FL

"To the friends and family of Adam J. Crumpler,

My name is A.J. Bulman and I'm a student at Tidewater Community College in Va. Beach, VA. Recently, I was given a list of names by english professor and was told to choose a name. I soon would find out that the names on the list were all fallen soldiers and I was assigned to research the person I had chosen and then write about him or her. To be completely honest, I chose Adam because he and I have the same initials. After reading about Adam and all the people who care for him, I have decided to write a tribute paper in his honor. If any friends or family would like to contribute to my paper I would be honored. I want to say thank you to Adam for his sacrifice. To his family, I am sorry for your loss. I am sure that Adam will always be remembered. I can be reached at Abulman4@yahoo.com. Thanks again.
A.J. Bulman age 18"
A,J, Bulman of Va. Beach, Va.

"I cant believe that it going to be the second christmas without you its so unreal and sometimes i think it isnt. I think that your still in iraq and your fine but the ugly reality comes back in and reminds me that your gone i miss you and love you cuz!!!!"
Shanna of Springfield MO

"Adam, it's been over a year and you're still very missed."
djean of Campbells Creek WV

"My prayers remain with the family. Anyone that can fight for their country and put their life on the line is such a remarkable, brave, and caring person.
God bless!"
Candice B. of Covington, Georgia USA

"To Emma and all the family it was our honor and priviledge to meet you in Charleston at the WV Memorial service. We want you to know we do understand the pain and will lift you up in prayer. A young womean who lost her brother has contacted us she is starting a sibling website we want to help get the word out if you are intersted just e mail us. Adam is a hero that now is in the Hall of Heroes and with our heavenly Father. Our Juston lost his life on 6/24/04 in Afghanistan. God Bless and may He heal our wounds. Proud grandparents of LCpl JustonThacker 21 USMC 3/6 Bn Kilo Co. we may be reached at justontthacker@sunlitsurf.com"
Tom & Dixie Sisk of Princeton, WV

"To the family of the fallen,
I am sorry to learn about your loss. The NC Crumplers will keep him in our prayers and thoughts. His and others sacrifice is the reason we are free."
J. Crumpler of Raleigh, NC

"May God bless the family of this young hero. Our youngest son, LCPL Andrew White served with Adam in Iraq. He has fond memories of Adam. We too understand your sorrow for we lost a son, SSGT Robert White to the War on Terrorism. May God Bless you."
Stan & Shirely White of Cross Lanes, WV

"Adam, you were more a brother than a cousin. I remember when we were young and you would call me Brademan. I once asked you why and you told me I was your super hero. well i just wanted to say that you are my hero and i miss you so much. I am so proud of how you turned out and just wanted to say I love you. I will never forget you."
Brady of Columbia, South Carolina

"To Emma and the entire Cumpler family. Hope the event to honour all fallen soldiers from West Virginia was a very memorable day. As you all had been together. It was two years for my Gregory. very diffucult May 3rd! dealing with family issue's in Spring, texas. An not able to be with Gregory back on long Island. He above has his reasons for everything happening in our live's. Anyway, planning to attend the Gatliburg Tennesse annual midnight parade and fireworks on the Fourth of July. i along with others be enetering a float to the parade. THEME: to Honour Our fallen and To Support Our Troops! Emma please forward this on to other fallen families in West Virginia and anyone other family you know. Be nice to have a nice turnout for this by all the fallen families. cotact me at leonard_wahl@hotmail.com My heart and prays are with you Emma."
leonard wahl of spring texas

"Adam,

I did not know you, but I promise I will visit your grave. My name is Michael Gordon Kirby, I leave for Parris Island this June. While I am in college I will be doing Marine Reserves. I have been told that I will be assigned to Kilo Company...your company. I promise I will visit your grave and pay my respects to a hero.

Rest Well Marine,
Michael Kirby"
Michael Kirby of Newark, Ohio

"Hey Brother,
I just found this site and was reading up on it and it makes me miss ya more.."
Chad of Charleston wv

"Hey Brother,
I just found this site and was reading up on it and it makes me miss ya more.."
Chad of Charleston wv

"To the family of:Adam J. Crumpler 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"

"I AM TRYING TO REACH THE FAMILY OF "LCPL ADAM J CRUMPLER" TO LET THEM KNOW ABOUT AN ORGANIZATION THAT I AND SO MANY OTHERS BELONG TO CALLED "THE ILLINOIS FREEDOM RUN" WHICH HAS ERECTED A GRANITE MEMORIAL WALL CONTAINING THE NAMES OF THE MEN & WOMEN IN MEMORY AND GRADITUDE OF THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE THAT YOUR FAMILY MEMBER AS WELL AS ALL THE OTHER SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE EAST CONFLICTS HAVE GIVEN FOR EVERYONE IN THIS COUNTRY. YOUR SUPPORT IS GREATLY NEEDED IN SPREADING THE AWARENESS OF THE EXSISTENCE OF THE FINE MEMORIAL TO PEOPLE ACROSS THE NATION SO THAT OUR SERVICE MEN & WOMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES KNOW WE CARE AND THEY WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. OUR FREEDOM RUN WILL TAKE PLACE ON JUNE 18TH, 2006. "PLEASE" FEEL FREE TO JOIN US ON THIS DAY OF REMEMBERENCE & VISIT OUR WEB SITE OR E-MAIL US AT ANY TIME AT:
WWW.ILFREEDOMRUN.ORG
YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT ME DIRECTLY AT:
MMONROE309@SBCGLOBAL.NET

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME...
...AND YOUR SACRIFICE.
SINCERLY,

DAWN M. LUCIO"
DAWN M. LUCIO of CHICAGO IL

"Attention Soldier's
"God's Angel" Adam Crumpler is on deck
Time on earth is no more
God has worked out the score
Why we ask?
Adam has done his task
Missed by all that knew him
Can we explain
Just enjoy the rain
Adam is looking down from heaven
He feels no more pain
He received the ultimate gain
God's grace and love
See you on the other side when God calls me for the ride.
God Bless Your Family"
WV VET of WV-USA

"Hey Adam I want you to no that now I have the right to say,"I have a HERO and his name is Adam Crumpler"!Say hello to Timmy for me! And I'll always remember the times me you,Kayci, and everybody else had down on Gapview!"
Cara of Chars. WV

"Hello Adam, God how I miss you. I am sitting here working on my panel for your memorial quilt and the tears won't stop.I went home to see Mom for the Holidays and she so misses you too. We visited your grave and talked about how different This Holiday was with not one but two empty chairs at the dinner table.You always were my favorite and you knew it.I love you now and always."
Joetta Kirk (Aunt) of Winter Haven,Florida

"ADAM SPOKE TO YOUR GRANDMOTHER RECENTLY!WE DISCUSSED AWAY TO HONOR YOU TODAY! BY GETTING A STREET NAMED IN YOUR HONOR!I EXPLAINED TO HER, SHE NEEDS TO REACH OUT TO THE AMERICAN LEGION, VFW, AMVETS AND OTHER VETERAN ORGANIZATIONS. AN CONTACT EVREY POLITICAL LEADER IN HER COMMUNITY ALL THE WAY TO THE GOVERNOR OF WEST VIRGINIA! THIS IS THE VERY LEAST ALL CAN DO FOR YOU ADAM! YOU NOT ONLY SERVED YOUR COUNTRY, YOU SERVED YOUR CCOMMUNITY, COUNTY AND STATE. PEOPLE SOMETIMES DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT. ADAM MY TEARS FOR MY SON SGT. GRGORY L. WAHL 05-03-04 BALAD, IRAQ, ARE YOUR'S! I FEEL LIKE I LOST ANOTHER SON. GREGORY AND YOU NEVER KNEW ONE ANOTHER. AFTER ALL SERVING TWO DIFFERNT BRACNES OF SERVICE. STILL ONE THING IN COMMON BETWEEN YOU. A BROTHERHOOD TO ALWAYS WATCH OVER ONE ANOTHER AS A MILITARY FAMILY. GRANDMA SPOKE VERY HIGHLY OF YOU, THOSE IN YOUR UNIT AND OTHERS. AN BY THE MESSAGES TO YOU. YOU REALLY TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF SO MANY.I DON'T KNOW YOU PERSONALLY. YET, I DO! YOU ANSWERED A CALLING IN LIFE VERY FEW OF WELL OVER TWO HUNDRED MILLION AMERICANS EVER DO. THAT SAYS, ALOT OF ADAM CRUMPLER AS A MAN! ONE DAY I WILL GET TO VISIT YOUR GRANDMOTHER. TO THOSE THAT SERVED WITH YOU. CONTACT ME AT LWAHL1@SEARS.COM YOU GUY CAN HELP HIS GRANDMOTHER BY WRITING LETTERS ABOUT ADAM, SO SHE CAN GIVE THEM TO ALL. IN ORDER TO GET THE STREET IN ADAM'S NAME!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"I love You Adam and Miss You Very MUCH Not A Day Passes By THat I dont Think OF YOU !your always on my mind day and NightKayci Hall of Charleston Wv

"*I did not know Adam. I found this site while searching my genealogy.. I was moved beyond tears and could literally feel the love everyone has had for this young man! My prayers are with you all.There is not enough "thanks" in the world I could say to Adam and his family for him giving his life to serve our country! I had this poem and thought I would share. God Bless. DonnaFay@Hotmail.com

THE FINAL INSPECTION

The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"

The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."

~Author Unknown~"
Donna Crumpler of Hampton, Virginia

"MY DEAR ADAM, I SIT HERE AND DREAD THE HOLIDAYS AHEAD BECAUSE THEY WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN WITHOUT YOU AND DAD TO CELEBRATE WITH. I LOVE YOU MY FUNNY BOY AND MISS YOU MORE EACH DAY. A HUGE PART OF ME IS MISSING AND THAT PART IS YOU MY TURKEY NECK BOY..FOREVER AND AND ALWAYS I WILL BE HERE THINKING OF YOU."
AUNT JOETTA of WINTER HAVEN,FLORIDA

"hello baby you have been gone from me for 4 months and it isnt any eaiser i love you brown eyes and miss you so much i will be with you again love grandma"
emma -grandma of charleston wv usa

"Adam, although my military obligations took me away and i wasn't able to be here for your funeral i want you to know that as my military career began at Ft. Sill, OK you were my inspiration to drive on. When i received that letter from my family, that you had been killed in action...no words could have expressed the thoughts and feelings that went through my mind. I knew from pee-wee football, and you were truely a great guy. I wish i could have said more to you before you left...but i know that there is NO greater honor than serving and dying for our great country. Semper Fi my friend!!"
PFC Donald Carpenter, US Army of Charleston, WV

"As our Marines returned home last weekend, I thought about Adam and how he was not able to return with them.

When KILO company returned and I hugged my brother for what seemed an eternity, I told him that Adam's grandmother was there. He shook his head and continued to tell me about what a good man Adam Crumpler was.

When he was done speaking, I said "Were you and Adam friends?"

Stephen replied "Adam was my mentor"

So, Adam....I thank you for mentoring my brother. Thank you for teaching him the tricks of the trade. You may have saved his life.....

My thoughts and condolences go out to Adam's family friends and fellow marines.

Semper Fi."
Stacey, Proud Sister of LCpl Stephen of Wallingford, CT

"We the members of the Herbert J. Thomas Marine Corps League wihs to express our sincere condolences to the Adam J. Crumpler family. May God's peace be near you in you're time of loss. Another Marine has reported for duty in the Kongdom of Heaven!"
Chaplain Frank S. Armentrout of Charlestin WV USA

"Adam ~ I'll always remember you as the little boy who grew up playing sports with my brother on my dad's teams. In the eyes of this country, and especially the eyes of my family, you ARE a HERO, Adam. The ultimate sacrifice from an amazing person is something I'm thankful for. Thank you, Adam. Some things were never meant to be forgotten, and you're one of them. My heart and prayers go out to you and yours."
Heather Carpenter of Charleston, WV, USA

"ADAM I LOVE YOU SO MUCH YOU WAS MY BEST FRIEND I MISS YOU ALOT I MISS ALL THE GOOD TIMES THAT WE HAD WITH EACH OTHER I WISH THAT I COULD BRING YOU BACK HERE WITH US I MISS YOU SO MUCH KAYCI HALL of CHARLESTON,WV

"Crump theres nobody in the state of WV that knew you that doesnt miss you. You were my best friend, my shoulder to cry on when I needed it, and ALWAYS someone to goof around with all summer. I love and miss you VERY much... I think about you everyday, sometimes just for a few minutes, sometimes all day long but either way your in my thoughts and prayers and you always will be.

The Fam:
I'm sorry for the loss of your grandson, brother, God Son, and Fiancee. I really wish there was something else I could say other than I'm sorry for your loss and your in my prayers!"
Kristin of Charleston, WV

"hey crump,
i kno we didnt kno each other that much but my sister REALLY misses you and so does B i miss you to i wish you could come back so everything would be the same again WE MISS YOU"
Jenny of Charleston WV

"Hey Crump,

I miss ya bro.. im sorry you didnt get to live to see all this world has to offer but I am glad you are with toy and hubert. I will always remember you. your my hero bro."
Chad of Hurricane Wv

"I never thought that this is where I'd settle down.
I thought I'd die an old man back in my hometown.
They gave me this plot of land,
Me and some other men, for a job well done.

There's a big White House sits on a hill just up the road.
The man inside, he cried the day they brought me home.
They folded up a flag and told my Mom and Dad:
"We're proud of your son."

And I'm proud to be on this peaceful piece of property.
I'm on sacred ground and I'm in the best of company.
I'm thankful for those thankful for the things I've done.
I can rest in peace;
I'm one of the chosen ones:
I made it to Arlington.

I remember Daddy brought me here when I was eight.
We searched all day to find out where my grand-dad lay.
And when we finally found that cross,
He said: "Son, this is what it cost to keep us free."

Now here I am, a thousand stones away from him.
He recognized me on the first day I came in.
And it gave me a chill when he clicked his heels,
And saluted me.

And I'm proud to be on this peaceful piece of property.
I'm on sacred ground and I'm in the best of company.
I'm thankful for those thankful for the things I've done.
I can rest in peace;
I'm one of the chosen ones:
I made it to Arlington.

And everytime I hear twenty-one guns,
I know they brought another hero home to us.

And I'm proud to be on this peaceful piece of property.
I'm on sacred ground and I'm in the best of company.
We're thankful for those thankful for the things we've done.
We can rest in peace;
'Cause we are the chosen ones:
We made it to Arlington.

Yeah, dust to dust,
Don't cry for us:
We made it to Arlington"

"there wont be a day that will go by that i wont miss adam... he was my cousin but he was like a brother....

briget, brittany, and emma im sorry for the loss he will never be forgotten...(briget) if there is anything you need you can call meh...i love you gurl your like a sister to meh..."
amanda pittman of charleston wv

"We love you, Adam! <3"
dottie j

"To Adam's Family, I wish to offer my sincere condolences. What a fine young Marine you raised. Adam is a true American Hero who will always be remembered and honored. May God Bless all of you."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"Adam and my son David were good friends and David loved Adam like a brother. I am glad to have met Adam, he was so funny and such a sweet boy. He is a true hero and will be missed by all of us. God Bless you Adam and Bless your family at this time."
Julie of Wake Forest, NC

"ADAM O KNOW I ALREADY LEFT ONE BUT NOW THAT IM ALONE I HAVE TO SAY IT ILL MISS U MAN I REALLY LOOKED UP TO U I LOVE U MAN AND I PROBALY WONT EVER REALLY ACEPT THIS I MEAN ONE MIN WE ARE HANGING OUT THE NEXT U ARE IN A COFFIN AND IM JUST STARING AT U WELL SENSE THIS WILL PROBALY BE THE LAST THING I SAY THAT IS TRULY DIRECTED AT U AND REMEMBER WHEN U CAME DOWN TO MY HOUSE A COUPLE YEARS AGO WHEN AUNT STACY LIVED UP THE STREET AND I WANTED TO SKATET WITH U WELL WHEN U FINALY WERE SKATING I DECIDED TO GO TO SOMEONES HOUSE TO JUMP ON THE TRAPOLIN WELL I WISH THAT I WOULD HAVE SKATED WITH U SO BY MAN SEE U WHEN I SEE U"
JARRETT LEE SUTPHIN of WAYNESVILLE MISSOURIE

""His breast with wounds unnumber'd riven, His back to earth, his face to heaven... Lord Byron

Dear Adam,
Your far too abbreviated life was wrought with more sorrow than most will endure in a full life span. You endured. My memories of you are as a vibrant young boy with incredible wit and fierce devotion. You departed this mortal coil with that same devotion that you extended to an entire nation. The people of the United States, and indeed those that wish to live free in Iraq are forvever in your debt."
Bill Leftwich of Chesapeake Beach, MD

"MY DEAREST LOVING NEPHEW ADAM.HOW WILL WE MAKE IT THROUGH THE DAYS WITHOUT YOU?I HAVE ALL THESE WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF THE JOKES WE PLAYED ON EACH OTHER AND CAN SMILE AND HAVE COMFORT FROM KNOWING HOW MUCH WE LOVED EACH OTHER. YOU COULD MAKE ME LAUGH AND LET ME BE ME.YOU NEVER JUDGED ANYONE FOR WHO THEY WERE AND I THANK YOU FOR THAT.I LOVE YOU MY LITTLE BROWN EYED BOY.THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF MY LIFE."
JOETTA KIRK(AUNT) of WINTER HAVEN,FL

"I have SO many memories of me and Adam! We were always up to something!Eventhough i will never hear him yell "hey beautiful" down the hallway of grandmas house i will always cherish the moments we had together! I know hes ok but i feel so selfish because i want him back here SO bad! There wont be a day or moment im not thinking of his gorgeous face,his big brown eyes,and his bright smile! He knew and still does know how much I love him! Your always in my heart!I LOVE YOU BABY!!"
Your cousin forever and always Kimberly of Waynesville MO

"I love you Adam and miss you. Hug and kiss Aunt Toy and Grandpa for me. You were nice to me. I remember the baby doll you and Brittnay got me for Christmas. I miss you everyday."
Bethaney Love, cousin of Honolulu, HI/USA

"Adam will always be near and dear to my heart. I loved him from the moment I first saw him. He was so cute with those big eyes that followed me everywhere. I was only nine when Adam was born but I was always "Aunt" Stacey to him. I know I was a bad influence at times and got him, myself and Brittnay in trouble. But it was fun at the time! I have so many memories that I will cherrish forever. My oldest daughters first word was "Adam". She is only seven years old and does not quite understand all of this yet. I will always tell her and my youngest Arden how much he loved them. He called them his beautiful baby cousins. They will always know who he was and how brave he was. I will miss him every day for the rest of my life. We love you Adam!"
Stacey Pitts of Honolulu, HI/USA

"Adam was my roommate and one of my best friends we had lots of good times that I will never forget he was always there to say or do something funny to make me laugh he will live on in my memories take care up there buddy."
Lcpl Joseph Osborn

"Adam you were my best friend,and u will be missed deeply.You were with me evrywhere i went.I want u to know u are in my heart.IO know u are looking out for me everywhere i go."
LCpl. Joseph D. Faw of Wilkesboro,Nc

"Adam you were always there for me whenever i needed you. You always were right behind me whenever we had to go into these dangerous missions. Now that your not here I need you to look out for me from up above and make sure all the rest of your brothers you fought with get out of this place. As much as it wont bring you back, the guy who shot you, was shot and killed by me. Adam you did not die on June 18,2005, you just went home early. I will always miss you brother. I love you and I will always remember you. My prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless and R.I.P."
Lcpl Turco, Frank J of Al Quaim, Iraq

"A week ago we lost our dear nephew, Lance Corporal Dustin Birch in Iraq. In the New Testament there are the parables of the Lost Coin, the Lost Sheep and the Lost Son (the prodigal). I believe these writings were included to bring comfort to those who have lost someone/something in their lives also. To assure all that everything lost - everyone lost, including your Adam - will be found once again. In Luke the Savior tells us that He "came to save that which was lost." May these words bring comfort to you - along with the knowledge that all of our prayers - and gratitude for your family's sacrifice are lasting. “These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we attain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article
as freedom should not be highly rated.”

THE AMERICAN CRISIS
by Thomas Paine, published December 19, 1776"
Kirkham's of Salt Lake City, Utah

"I cant believe you are actually gone. Adam I will miss you so much But I will try and think of the good times back in Elem school, jr high and High school. You will always be remembered!"
Ashley of West Virginia

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Adam J. Crumpler,

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

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

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

"There w0nt be a day t0 g0 by when i d0nt speak t0 y0u in my prayers, a night t0 g0 by when i d0nt dream 0f your smile, 0r a day t0 g0 by when i d0nt lo0k t0 y0u f0r the answers...
y0ull always be missed in my heart...I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART!"
Adam's Fiance' Bridget Osburn of Charleston, WV

"Adam was a wonderful person. He was so delightful to be around. He was my son's best friend in the Marine Corp. I loved Adam with all my heart. God bless his family and may He get you through this hard time. Adam will be dearly missed by everyone that ever met him."
Kathy Faw of North Wilkesboro, NC

"my heart is with you and the family today for adam,please contact me at socialbug13131@yahoo.com if you ever want to talk.we feel like we knew him,,,"
bonnie sponable of parish,ny

"To the family of LCpl. Adam Crumpler,
Our hearts grieve with you over the death of your precious Adam. This sacrifice to our nation was made by Adam and yourselves, as you supported him in his service to our country. Thank you for being a vital part of Adam's life, that helped him grow to serve."
Mark and Karen Zook parents of fallen Cpl. Ian Zook 10/12/2004 of Port St. Lucie, FL

"God Bless you all. Adam you are a hero."

"To the family of LCpl Adam J. Crumpler...I am so sorry for your loss. I have felt and still do feel your pain. Please contact me at any time (aagrez@optonline.net). We are here to help each other. I am the proud mother of LCpl Jourdan Lin Grez USMCR, KIA May 11, 2005 in Karabilah, Iraq"
Andrea Grez of Brielle, NJ

"My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. My son died on 3/25 so I know what you are going through. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. It is only through the strength that God has given me that I am able to go on. Our sons are heros who died for the cause of freedom and for that we can be proud. God bless all of you."
Janie Richardson of Summersville, WV

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

"TO THE CRUMPLER FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. WE ARE DEEPLY SADDEN FOR YOUR LOST. OUR PRAYS ARE WITH ADAM AND YOUR FAMILY. OUR TEARS FOR OUR SON ARE WITH ADAM. WE LOST OUR SON LAST YEAR. AN IT'S JUST VERY DIFFUCULT. AN WE ALL DEAL WITH THIS VERY DIFFERENTLY. ADAM HAS TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF SO MANY. THOSE IN HIS COMMUNITY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBOR'S, HIS MILITARY FAMILY OF BROTHER'S, SISTER'S, THOSE IN IRAQ AND HIS LOVING FAMILY. ADAM HAS NOT GIVEN HIS LIFE IN VAIN. HE IS REMEMBERED TODAY AND WILL FOEVER, NEVER EVER TO BE FORGOTTEN. THE NILITARY WAS HIS CALLING IN LFE. AN HE HAS SERVED HIS COUNTRY WITH GREAT HONOR! AMERICA IS ALOT SAFER TODAY THANKS TO ADAM. TAKE'S VERY SPECIAL CARING PEOPLE TO SERVE OUR COUNTRY. AN NOT MANY AMERICA'S DO SO! ADAM THANK YOU; FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY AND FOR BEING ALONG SIDE OUR SON. I REALIZE NEITHER OF YOU KNEW ONE ANOTHER PERSONALLY. YET, YOU BOTH WATCHED OVER ONE ANOTHER AND EACH OTHER'S UNITS. THAT IS WHY? THE WORLD HAD SUCH RESPECT FOR OUR MILITARY. FOR MEN LIKE YOU ADAM! MY PRAYS ARE WITH YOU TODAY AND YOUR FAMILY."
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"my heart goes out to your family for adam.i pray for you to get through this.from the bottom of my heart."
Bonnie Sponable of Parish,N.Y. USA

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. America will forever honor your Hero.
The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the sacrifice that was made and we will NEVER FORGET.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays of Massillon, Ohio

"We are truly saddened by the loss of your son. No words can express my feelings or ease your pain and burden at this time. Please know that there are folks out here who care and appreciate the sacrifices that Marine and military families endure. You will continue to be in our prayers and thoughts and Adam Crumpler will not be forgotten or have died in vain."
A USMC wife 3/25 of Akron, OH

"To the Family and Friends of Adam Crumpler:
We extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. May his name and all your memories of him never fade. Our Son is there with the 3-2-2. Semper Fi - Adam was a HERO. Words cannot easy the pain of others, this is the only tribute we can offer... We are so very sorry."
Peter and Maureen Greco of Denver, CO

"Thank you Adam Crumpler, 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. Adam Crumpler:
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 Adam 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. Adam Crumpler:
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 Adam, 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