Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Felix M. Del Greco

22, of Simsbury, Connecticut.
Del Greco died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive devise and small arms fire struck his mounted patrol. He was assigned the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry, New Haven, Connecticut. Died on April 9, 2004.

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"I don't know how this is suppose to work but here goes. Sgt Del Greco an I were both 240B gunners.I knew Sgt Del Greco in Bosnia an when we return state side my ets date came up an I had to make a decision.To leave the army an start a family (never start a family in the army because you will always be developed, lol) or stay in past 11years. I chose to start a family. As soon as they left for Iraq 2 months later he was......I'm sorry this is hard.....shot an killed no more than 36 hours in country. Most days I feel guilty, even thow it happened so many years ago, most days I don't even know why I am here an he's not. I remember the poems that he wrote in Bosnia, those helped all of us out a lot. There are some movies that I don't like watching Black-Hawk-Down, American-Sniper. I also don't like hearing taps. Most days I just push forward an start a new day.Well tomorrow is a new day........If anyone would like to talk davenabotting@gmail.com"
Botting of Rockville, CT

"April never seems right, then i remember. You will be in my thoughts and prayers forever. You have touched so many it is amazing. You are a HERO"
SFC Lynn Underhill of Iraq = Medic

"Thinking about you often, never forget!"
SSG Kevin J DeVanna ( the medic) of Everett MA

"Thinking of you today, my friend. Still missing you terribly."
of MA

"Remembering you today, as I do so often. Thank you. Memorial Day has an extra special meaning and thoughts of you are always present."
a neighbor and friend of tariffville, Ct

"Felix,
We only had a couple of classes together almost 15 years ago. I've thought about you often and your ultimate sacrifice to our country. You make me proud to be an American and to be from Simsbury. God bless you and please look over us... shs '01"
Shs 01 of Simsbury

"10 Years later, still missing you. You are still one of the most kind and whimsical men I have ever known. <3"

"Take care of Nicole. Missing you more than ever."

"Another year has passed but this day never gets easier. I think of you all the time and I know you watch over all of us. Miss you dearly."
H of MA

"Happy birthday Felix. Everyone better be partying up there. Love you!"
07/18/12

"The freedom of our country is due to the sacrafices of those who have fought and fallen for her.
I miss and love you always."
July 4, 2012

"My son and I marched in the parade yesterday with our new Boy Scout Troop here in Canton Massachusetts. I shared the story of Felix and his legacy in Simsbury with the boys. They were eager to know everything about him and I was happy to share."
Russell Polsgrove of Canton MA

"Cannot believe it's been 8 years. Miss you sweetheart. xoxo"
Liz

"8 years and you are still with me everyday. <3"
Alicia of Boston, MA

"Thinking about you this Veteran's Day."
Doctor Mike of Enfield, CT

"Although we have never met, I think of you often. Thank you for your service. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. God Bless You, Your Family & Friends. 07NOV2011"
Brian of Simsbury, CT

"Today is the 10th anniversary of the largest terror attack on the US. Along with many others on that day, you made your decision to defend our country. I am so proud of you but I miss you so much. I wish that I could go back in time and relive your 22 years. I would hold you extra longer and cover your checks with more kisses. Calling out a double 911 today."
09-11-11

"Hi Felix. Although I don't post and even less on "special" days (if you can call it that), I miss you so much. I think of you every day. We'll be golfing and thinking of you on Saturday. Hope you and your mom are together and enjoying God and Heaven. Love you!"
8/24/11

"Missing you on your birthday. You would have turned 30 today.

I'd pour out some Sam for you but I imagine you'd be looking down over me yelling not to waste the beer. :)

Miss you and love you always. xo"

"7 years and 10 days after you were stolen away from us my son was born, and we named him Felix after you. He will never know you, but he will know all about you and how much you meant to me. For posterity's sake i will leave out all the hell we used to raise until he's old enough to know better. I miss you as much now as i did 7 years ago."
Joshua of Willington, CT

"We honor you this Memorial Day 2011 Felix and remember you always...I even added some new ink on the skin this year, Felix the Cat whistling happy go lucky like, rest well friend and until we meet again."
That Biker NCO of Top of the World

"It has been a long time, but you will not be forgotten. It was an hornor to serve with you. May you rest in PEACE."
DOC 151 of Arkansas

"Dear Del Greco family, I wish that I had the gift of eloquence and could say something profound, but I don't have this gift. Please just accept my continued condolence on the loss of this great man. I will never forget Felix or his service to our country. I am taking a few moments on this date to honor and remember him, and you, the members of the Del Greco Family."
A friend of Tariffville, Ct

"Missing you so much. If you were here, I could share so much with you. You listened, you sympathized, you understood, and you gave me courage, good advice, and love. I miss your eyes, your laugh, your good nature, your cheer and everything. 040211"

"I forgot to date my note."
1/12/11

"A couple of weeks ago I was driving down the Boulevard and in front of me was a green Mercury Sable with your name on the plate. Yep..."F E L I X". I wonder if this is the same person whose car I saw in the Stop & Shop lot 6 years ago. Has to be unless he turned in his plates. It was very funny trying to explain to my mom that just because the plate said "Felix" doesn't mean that the person driving is "Felix". She said, "that's not Felix, that's not his car" meaning your Dad. It was something I know you would so appreciate if I could share it first hand with you.

Hey we got a ton of snow today! Snow brings memories of younger years and snowman building at your place. Miss you Fee."
Love you, Aunt Bela

"To the family of:Felix M. Del Greco
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" 1-2-11"

"I can not imagine the pain your family must feel. I am so, so sorry for your loss. I appreciate your service to our country more than you'll ever know. I am grateful for the freedoms our country allows me and I will always remember that it is because of your sacrifice that our country is so great! May God bless you and your entire family. From the bottom of my heart, thank-you so much!"
Tom T of Farmington, CT 06032 / USA

"Hey man it seems like just yesterday we were in scouts or at mattatuck telling your stories about Bosnia, I remember that day I knew I wanted to follow in your footsteps. I bet you never knew how much you influenced everyone including myself. Now I'm heading over there in a few months I know you'll be watching my back. Your always missed."
colby of simsbury

"Hey NCO,
Not sure if/when you'll see this. Fellow biker here and friend to Felix. I'd be interested to see your patch if you'd be willing to e-mail me @ kthomson33@gmail.com.
Felix may not have been a biker in life, but we often talked in college about learning to ride and seeing the country from two wheels.
Ride safe."
Kevin of Boston, MA

"Thought about you a ton today. You will always be loved."
of 102ND, CT

"We never really leave each other. Even in this life, as long as memory and love last, we are never apart or alone.
From Felix, 2004"
5/29/10

"I will remember you as a major influence on me not only as a Scout (and future Eagle Scout) but as a human being as well. God Bless you Felix; I will never forget what you have done for me and for our family, community, and country."
Brendan of West Simsbury, CT

"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
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

"Six years already. Wish you were still here to share in all that's happened since you've been gone. I think you've probably been here all along (at least I like to think so). We miss you so much, Fee. I hope to be able to see you again someday."
M of CT

"Felix, you ride with me now. I have a black and red patch on my riding vest dedicated to you and I share with any that ask about you of how I knew you. You may not have been a biker, but you made the world rumble with laughter in your own right, kid. And you will always be that to me, we miss you, Infantry always, and may the Lord's embrace bring you peace. Peace brother, I will continue to speak to you always."
Just an NCO of On the edge

"It's been way too long since I posted. Think of you everyday though. Still missing you like crazy. Some things just never change no matter how much time goes by.

The weather didn't hold up for us during this year's tournament. It rained almost all day. Good thing we brought extra clothes and could change 1/2 way through.

Anita and I had many laughs. You would have loved our golf cart. Some of the golfers asked if we were the umbrella stand and if they could buy one. We had huge umbrellas sticking out of each side of the cart. Kind of looked like Dumbo's ears or satelite dishes. In front of the cart we had a patio umbrella. This thing was super sized. Regardless of the rain, almost everyone showed up to play. Now that's loyalty.

Thank you to everyone who helped and/or came to spend the day for an excellent cause.

Last Sunday we went to the CT Convention Center for a troop send off. We said good bye to the 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment and the 250th Multi-Role Bridge Company. This is the largest deployment of the CT National Guard since the Korean War. There were 700 men and women in uniform at this ceremony. The 102nd will be going to Afghanistan in January after they finish their training. It was an honor to be in their presence. Many of these men in the 102nd were your friends and were with you last. Brothers in arms and hearts. We have come to know and love them. God keep them safe."
Love, Aunt Bela - 11/18/09

"Hi, I know I never met you but I just wanted to say that you are extremely missed. Please watch over them while they are in Afghanistan and make sure they stay safe. Thank you for your service. So many look up to you and will continue to do so forever."
Shayna of CT, USA

"thank you for teaching me what i needed to learn. help me be strong from here on out. i miss you still. i think i always will. xoxo"

"A memorial has been erected at Veteran's Memorial Park, Long Wharf Rd New Haven, Ct to honor the men of the 102d Infantry who gave their lives in the war against terrorisim. God bless them"
Frank Carrano of East Haven, CT

"About a month ago, one of your soldier brothers had a dress down day at his place of employment and raised money for the scholarship fund. How cool is that. Your buddies miss you. Lots of them will go to the golf tournament next month - August 29th. Next year they won't be with us cause they're going to Afghanistan. My heart is sad.
Nice party last Friday in Canton to benefit your scholarship fund. Jim Vicevich put on his Sounds of Summer Music Festival. Very nice crowd of people came out to listen to some excellent music. It's so nice to have people remember you and support your memorial. Jim talks about you on the radio a lot. He lets everyone know what kind of person you were and what you died for. People are touched by your story. We are touched because we miss the incredible person we use to have in our life. Every day, Fee, we miss you. 072909"

"Wishing we were partying with you. Love you...071809"

"Fee, it's starting all over again. Now they're dying in Afghanistan. It makes me so sad for the families...070609"

"Heard Jim V talking about a summer music festival on my way to work last Weds. Money raised will go to the scholarship fund. That is very nice of Jim to change the charity this year. God, how I wish you were still with us. And with your mom gone, it's just worse. She kept us strong. That she could smile, laugh, and go on was a sign to us and we followed suit. It's been so hard since she left us too.
Missing you both and tears go hand in hand...July 04 09"

"Uncle George finally fixed my flag pole a week ago. The wind is so furious at times here on the hill that it broke the rings right off the pole. I am so glad that I can fly my flag once more to honor you and ALL who defend(ed) our country.
We went to the Sikorsky Fallen Heroes Tribute yesterday. They did such a wonderful job putting the whole thing together. It was an honor to be present and supportive to our CT families who have suffered loss. We miss you Fee."
June 14, 2009 - Flag Day

"Everyone misses you....052509"

"5 years down the road and you still have the ability to influence young soldiers and prepare them to go off to war once again. the impact you've had on the 102d is really quite remarkable. you are missed my friend; your stories will continue to be told and your legacy lives on."
1SG Sypher of New Britain, CT

"Larry, Dana and I went to the grave today and gave you some Red Killians, a spoon and flowers. Also gave Claire flowers too. We also spent some time with your Dad. Larry played the bag pipes. The flowers that were planted are beautiful. We miss you so much and you are always in our hearts and in our thoughts. Kisses and hugs to you and Claire and keep looking down on all of us. Love forever."
Cindi of Storrs, CT

"Larry, Dana and I went to the grave today and gave you some Red Killians, a spoon and flowers. Also gave Claire flowers too. We also spent some time with your Dad. We miss you so much and you are always in our hearts and in our thoughts. Kisses and hugs to you and Claire and keep looking down on all of us."
Cindi of Storrs, CT

"Words can't even express how much we miss you, Felix. We were so fortunate to have you in our lives, even as briefly as it was. I hope one day we'll see you again. Until then, you will always be in our hearts and minds."

"I can't believe it has been Five years, I keep expecting you to call me and Lex and see if we want to meet for Sunday breakfast are usual. Love Ya Always"
Nicole of Boston

"I Fee miss you."
Nicole of Boston

""It's a Heartland Hurricane, a native son in pain..."- CT Fee.
I miss you, bro. Raise a pint for me. You were the best."
Kevin of Boston

"Oh, and I still carry your dogtags everywhere."
Eric Alan of Sault, MI

"5 years is a long time to be missing your best friend. I really miss you bro, I can't wait to see you again. I'm always thinking about you."
Eric Alan of Sault, MI

"5 years and it feels like just yesterday. I miss you like you'll never know. I love you, Fee."

"I'm glad that I was able to go to Bloomfield yesterday and complete the beautification project. It was peaceful and calming to be there. Today I saw some wonderful photos of you that were taken when you were in Bosnia. Missing you a whole lot. Trying hard to chase the sadness away...4/5/09"

"Just feeling really sad today. Same days are worse than others. CT Fallen Heroes Foundation has a special event today at the CT Culinary Institute. They published a cookbook. There should be something in there about you with a photo. I'll have to order and get my books by mail. I got all dressed up to go but then just couldn't do it. I was already in a mood and I couldn't put on a happy face. Sometimes the mind just can't control the heart. I love you...3/28/09"

"Felix i miss you more everyday, you are my best friend and my brother. The many days gone by have done nothing to help the pain. your love and memory will be with me forever."
Joshua of Willington Connecticut

"Yesterday was a bit tough. Had to keep busy. In fact, I had to go to a seminar in Hartford so that helped. All day your name was repeated in my mind and missing you was heavy on my heart. Today God acknowledged my sadness. While on my way to work, I was listening to a Christian radio station. I travel less than 15 minutes. A short ride. The lesson today was from the Book of Acts. Specifically, all about Paul being taken before FELIX, the Governor. Over and over I heard your name being spoken aloud and I felt awed. The bible is a pretty big book and I believe there is only that one mention of Felix the Governor. Pretty remarkable. So, long story short, I miss you very much. 11/12/08"

"11/11/08: Today, on Veteran's Day, I wanted to write and let you know how much I miss you and love you. You are in my thoughts all the time and I know that you are looking down on me every day. I now have a quite a spoon collection - always carry several with me wherever I go. Thanks for listening to all the talks I have had with you and your mom out by the barn (it was a great help). Larry is on his way to play the bagpipes (kilt and all). I send to heaven all my love for you and your Mom. Please give her a kiss and hug for me.

Forever in my heart."
Cindi

"You had such a great influence on me and probably never knew. It hurt to see you go. You are one of the greatest people to come into my life and I cant wait to see you again.
Take care Felix"

"9/28 Just met an Air Force guy. He's been to Iraq 6 times and twice to Afghanistan. Says he's in it for life. Seven years served and another 33 before he retires. I marvel at his composure, dedication, strength. He brings memories of you to the forefront, opens my internal well of surpressed emotions. I miss you."

"9/11 - A day forever marked in history. Many brave men and women joined the armed forces. Multiple tours of duty, being away from home, serving our country by putting their life in dangers way, the invisible scars within their minds and hearts that will last forever, the injured ones, the grief sticken families of those who come home to rest, the tears that come so easily, the sadness that penetrates our very core, the pride we have for your service, the love we have for our country, the pride and love we have for every man and woman who serve this country. So many thoughts. So many feelings. So many memories."

"8/23/08 Ė The 5th Annual Golf Tournament
It was a beautiful day. The weather was kind to all the golfers. It was sunny with low humidity and some mild breezes from time to time. Lots of your buddies turned out. Every year we get more soldiers playing on that green. Itís an honor for us to have them honor your memory and support us. We miss you and love you.

You would have loved that red convertible. We sure enjoyed riding down to the golf course with our hair blowing in the wind, the sun shining, laughing, gigling, giving guys the thumbs up when they admired our wheels. It was a hoot. Look out Hartford - we're coming through! Same game next year. Same time. Same place. Hope to feel your spirit in our midst."

"Are there birthday celebrations in heaven? 082108"

"Still can't seem to understand or accept the loss of you. So many things remind me of you..."

"I met some friends of yours two weeks ago and they made me wish that I had a chance to meet you. You had some awesome people in your life who thought the world of you. I see your Mom writes often so to you Mom...I'm sorry. Thank you for for giving us your son to serve our country."

"You would be 27 years old today. I miss your smile, laugh, twinkling eyes, the way you spoke Portuguese, your easy way, your comfort, and your love."
071808

"Happy Birthday - we love and miss you"
Larry and Cindi of Storrs, CT

"At the end of the day, the tears run freely. The memories come; some bad and others so great. The bottom line is that you are both missed. I feel my loss. Can't do anything about it except live with the sadness for it will never go away. I love you."
070608

"I came upon this website purely by coincidence. My search was to verify the spelling of Mrs. Del Greco's first name for our church commemorative brick. Today being the last day of the 4th of July weekend (2008), it couldn't be more appropriate to spend it with those who fight for the Independence we enjoy, and those who suffer such personal losses. I cried with those that bared their hearts and souls in these pages and I pray that freedom can be ours without such a high price. Jesus gave his life for our freedom. I pray to Him for PEACE. & God Bless America land that we love."
Bina of Hartford, CT

"Hi Felix
It has been far too long, I still carry a picture of you in my wallet. I can safely say that you are a big part of me becoming an army officer. Since I was in scouts you were always a role model, though always a very unconventional one. I am at Fort Knox teaching new cadets what it means to be in the army, and we have stories of soldiers to tell them, and now I will tell them your story. I can only hope that it will inspire them to become as much of a soldier as you were. Of all of the awards I have ever received, the one that still touches me the most was the first scholarship in your honor. We all miss you Felix, I don't doubt that you had something to do with Aaron's safe completion of his first deployment."
2LT Nathan Miller of Currently Ft Knox, KY

"Id like to apologize for my last message I wasnt aware that Felix's mother had passed away so I truly am sorry for any pain I may have caused with that message."
Helen Noel of ohio

"Hello, this is a message for the parents of Felix. I was wondering if it would be possible for one of you to contact me through email? thatrockgirl@yahoo.com THANKS, Helen Noel"
Helen Noel of Columbus, OH

"June 2, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Felix M. Del Greco:
Felix 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

"DelGreco family,
My heart goes out to you as I feel the same pain. Thank you so much for your words on my son's tribute page. I have tried to contact you but must have the wrong email address. Please contact me at kerson21@comcast.net

mother of Sgt. Brandon M. Read"
Robin Read of Greeneville, TN

"Memorial weekend 2008 was very difficult. Missing you and your mom. Wishing you were both here with us and that all of this never happened."

"Godís Power

God gave us power
To smell the sweetness of heavenly scents
To hear the sounds of beautiful music
To see sprinkle rays of sunshine
To find spiritual worship from angels
To magnify his creative power

God gave us power
To smell the elegance of candle light
To hear the sounds of nature singing
To see sprinkle rays of rainfall
To find spiritual love from angels
To magnify the force of his power

Written by Maria C. Barth
May 7, 2008"

"Together at last, a mother and son, in heaven a reunion of loving embraces, faces aglow, peace that surpasses all understanding flowing through you both, never again to be apart. No more tears and no more pain. She has you back forever. May 5, 2008"

"4/9/08 Soldiers and family gathered at your grave to honor you. A large band of brothers surrounded the site. Plenty of beer to go around. Stories were told. Memories shared. Deeper bonds grew between your brothers as we hugged, kissed, and held on to them for strength, courage, and comfort. They will never forget you, Felix.

Lt. Marshall led the group and presented your parents with some additional items: certificates, coins, a flag, and golden spurs makes you a member of the Order of the Spurs. For me, the item that hit me the hardest was the coin placed by your boots in Iraq by the Assistant Commander of the Army. My mind was filled with pictures as if I were there and witnessing that memorial first hand. Tears covered my eyes. Extreme sadness swallowed me up whole. How hard to keep from shaking and to hold back sobs I could have pitched into the air. At times the grief is overwhelming in moments of weakness. I miss you every day. My love for you is forever.

4/13/08 Barrel burn day in Simsbury where family and friends came together to reflect, laugh, remember you. The wind was somewhat of a problem and it was difficult to get the flames sky bound. We did our best minus the chemicals and interesting items that could have been used to help out. We wanted to burn an old garden hose but we werenít allowed. Your Mom was prepared to cut just a little bit with a 12 inch long, serrated knife but it didnít even get that far. We did burn an old golf club and of course, the beer cans. Your Mom kept saying that she wanted a 4 foot high fire. It was that high and beyond many times. The funniest looking part of the fire was when 4 socks were hung from an old burnt Christmas tree like dangling ornaments. Once the socks caught, that became our 4 feet high fire. Much laughter ensued. The flames took on their familiar beauty when the sun went down. Fire is best appreciated in the darkness of night. We did our best but your fire would have been so much better than ours.

It is hard to believe that it's been four years. Harder still is accepting that you are gone."
Love, Aunt Bela

"Your friends and some family all came over yesterday to spend time with us because of the awful anniversary. We all wanted to use your burn barrel, which we did. It was pretty funny because we couldn't get the fire to go as high as when you used to do it. Tall said the things you used to ignite were things we would never think of. I remember watching out the window to make sure things dindn't get out of hand and that everyone was being careful. If I had my way I would have used some of your 'materials' too but Dad wasn't having any of it. They still tell stories about you and I could feel how much they miss you. It's a tribute to you that they still come over and care so much about how we're doing. You were very loved and still are. Mom"

"Sorry I wasn't able to make it there today with the rest of the guys, but you and your family have definately been in my thoughts."
Mark of DC

"It seems like yesterday that we sat with you and saw your smiling face.. We all miss you so much. We love you and always think about you every day and forever. The hawks that fly over the house is your spirit keeping watch over us.

The Alans of Storrs. CT"

"Hi honey. Almost 4 years now. The pain of your death is greater than the joy of your birth, if that's possible.
I love you, mom"
of Simsbury, Ct

"Left some red, white, and blue. Miss you lots. 418"

"Hi honey. Good Friday is approaching again, though it's earlier this year, and the feelings of that day wash over me all over again. You are so missed.
I love you, mom"

"I miss you. Every day you are on my mind. I loved you."

"I miss you Felix - 298"

"we love you"
kandasia smith of kingtree sc

"Hey - we spent a lovely time with your family on Christmas Eve. We got a beautiful Lenox angel of hope which I put next to the Lenox vase that we got from the Gomes. It was so wonderful to spend time with everyone and we miss you greatly. Dana is coming to spend Christmas with us in our new house. Will be thinking of you today as we do every day. Love to you always."
Larry and Cindi Alan of Storrs, CT

"Dear Felix,

This is such a sentimental time of the year. Please send down some spirited "sparks" or angel dust to perk up your mom, dad and sister. You are our hero and I think of you often.

Two weeks ago, my girlfriend and I went holiday shopping for the troups in Iraq. We followed the list of treats that was provided on the internet site and we delivered them that night to an unknown annex location where they would be shipped in bulk to your comrades in arms. As we exited the dimly
lite building something told me to stop walking. I looked down on the blocked walkway and right in front of my feet was a memorial block with your name, rank and pertinent information. Emotions of pride and sadness flowed through my body. God bless you my dear cousin, you will always be remembered and honored, I promise."
Love from your second cousin, Lois of Wallingford CT

"I'll have a blue christmas without you
I'll be home for christmas
If only in my dreams"

"Hi Felix. Another holiday is coming along and it's always like something is missing when we get together. Your cousin Francisco is expecting a baby in January and I hate that you'll never get to know him but pray that somehow you can keep him happy and safe. We'll be having Christmas eve at our house again this year. My wish is to have a couple of family factions to make up with each other so that we can all be together, After all, isn't family all there is. If you can work a little magic prompt your uncle Joey to make up to Bela because I want us all together, Little Joey had a baby girl and we'd like to have them there too. I haven't yet been able to put up the village houses since you've been gone but maybe this year I'll give it a try. At least with the first four we bought together. I love you and will always miss you."
mom of simsbury

"fee. i can't explain how much i miss you, still. <3"

"Uncle Louis is yours now too. Please take good care of him. I love you."

"Hi Fee.

Fred is yours now. Take good care of him for us.

I think of you every day and always will."
Lex of JP

"Good going, Felix! They did it again!"
red sox fan

"Good going honey. Knew you could do it. More to come."
of Simsbury, Ct

"Put your sweet fix on that game tonight, honey. I love you."
of simsbury

"Hey Felix. It's been a while. My mind has been playing tricks on me. Sucking me back in time. Flash backs. It's a sad place to go. Still don't want it to be true and I want you back."

"Felix,
Never got a chance to know you. But I know that you know of me. I'm Professor Dugan's daughter. I can't believe you're gone.
I wrote this poem in memory of you:

LIKE A SINGLE PETAL

In the distance,
the familar rumbling sound of the ol'
"Stone Ghost" is heard.
Around the corner,
headlights appear,
steering their way through the fog.
With a notebook in his hand,
ready to write a song,
he whizzes by in his jeep,
with the long song playing on the radio, a
faint sound.
As he slowly approaches the battle base,
flag raised at half-mast
I guess too many years have passed.
And pages and pages of work blow fast,
through the howling wind
battling the cold.
He remembers that the flag stands for
what you want it to stand for,
and waht you make it stand for-
and as the blurred vision appears,
slowly in the night,
the red, white, and blue, stars and stripes
seem to be telling him "please hold on,
in time it will all be gone".
But...
I guess the true die young
ad the only thing that never dies
is love,
like the single rose petal
which flutters in the wind,
and vaguely, you can hear the music
playing,
and if you listen to the wind,
it seems to call,
"Wait for me, I'm here, it's Felix."

RIP. We all miss you here on Earth. You are will will forever be greatly missed."
Sarah Bork Dugan of Somerville, MA

"Hi Felix. It's late on a Sunday night & I can't sleep. We had a good weekend with Alexa which could have only been better if you had been with us. I had the strangest dream about you last night. In the dream you were 7 years old & I won't go into the whole thing but am always glad when you visit me. I love you and it always makes me feel so happy when I see you in my dreams."
mom

"AS A SOLDIER IN B CO 1/102ND INF EVERY DRILL I SEE THE PHOTO OF SGT. DEL GRECO I WISH I HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING HIM
God Bless Everyone he left behind"
SPC Benjamin A. Pitz of manchester, Ct

"I miss you Felix. We're kind of doing allright but it's always like something is missing. The tournament in your memory was a great success and it was nice to see more soldiers participating this year. Keep coming to me in my dreams."
mom

"August 11, 2007
Small family gathering this day in Storrs to dedicate a private garden in your honor. Also, a 25 foot, beautiful, white, flag pole was erected and the US Flag was slowly hoisted up as all eyes watched. The Pledge of Allegiance followed promptly. It was a beautiful day and the garden is planted with holly, heather, mountain laurel, and rhododendrons. The pieces de resistance is the marker bearing your name and of course the spoons.

This wasnít just any flag you purchase at the store. No. This flag was obtained by one of your dear soldier friends and it was flown over the capitol back on 11/11/05. That same flag was then auctioned at your 2006 golf tournament. Want to know what is really odd about the entire thing? Well, the person who went through all the channels to obtain this flag for the family actually lives only a few miles from where this same flag now flies proudly in the yard of yet another of your very good friends. Small world so they say. Or should we consider that everything is planned out in advance and happens just as it is suppose to. That one is hard to completely digest.

Miss you too much. Wish we didnít have to do gardens and golf tournaments. The 4th tournament is Saturday, the 25th. Put in a word for good weather. Iíll be feeling and watching for you. Come on by."
Love from Aunt Bela

"You so unbelievably touched so many people's lives. Never have I met anyone like you and I doubt that I ever will. I wish I could take the pain away from those who loved you but I know that I can't because mine won't go away.

I love you"
of connecticut

"I'm at work. It's summer, everyone has gone, I'm alone and not expecting to, I am here thinking about you. It's 2007. Jesus. I'm reading all of these and trying not to cry. I'm reading a letter Gov. Rowland wrote, referring to you as a "hometown hero." I remember your now seemingly prophetic small town hero sweatshirt. I see you beaming at the state of Connecticut, YOUR state of Connecticut, flying the flags at half staff for you. But maybe you're not beaming, maybe you are too modest for that. Maybe you take it with a reserved sense of duty and that, it's done not for praise or adulation, but because it is the only right thing for your country. And of course it was never in vain. You were outspoken and stood proud with your views, never backing down, never flinching, but accepting reason, compromise. Stoic and dependable, you were the friend and man everyone should be. Your music, as unfinished as it was, stays with me, images of you scribbling and filling notepads....All of which I readily feel should be published. The world shouldn't just know you, they NEED to. To get a taste of you, they need you to fill their bones with your person, your thoughts, your love. Maybe I'm not making sense, I just wish you were here, bouncing ridiculous philosophies and theories off me. I want you here not just for your friends and family or for those whose lives you touched from the saddle of the Stone Ghost and more, but also for everyone that never met you. I imagine you listening to thousands of Springsteen bootlegs you've never heard. I see you belting out the most perfect songs, and everyone around you intently waiting for your next lyric, your next story. 2007 and it's getting harder every year. I've got some time to kill till I see you again, but I know you're keeping things interesting wherever you are.

8/1/07"

"You are heavy on my mind and heart today. I stopped wishing on the first star a long time ago. Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight. My wish will never come true. I love you....7/18/07"

"I give up, Felix. Your loss is too great."

"I'll always miss you Felix. Time will never change that fact."
of connecticut

"Felix, We had some great times. Smile FP to you my brother."
James of Simsbury, CT

"Mr. and Mrs. Delgreco,
Helen notified me that you were looking to contact me some time back. I do appologize for not replying but I haven't been on the site for a few years since I last posted. I wanted to leave this message. If you want to contact me, feel free to use the email address that Helen has provided."
SPC Brian Noel of New Haven, CT

"Thank you for your sacrifice...I too wear your bracelet (my bro. Aaron gave it to me) and I share your memory/story with all that ask..."
Ch Cliff Jones of Langley AFB, VA

"Dear Felix. Tonight we'll be at Scout Hall as 8 graduating students will be receiving scholarships from the tournaments we've held in your memory. It's always a little strange & sad to be there as I can almost picture all the times we attended the meetings and saw your beautiful smiling face and the smiles you always seemed to be aple to put on other people's faces. We miss you terribly.

Love, mom & dad


Thank you Helen"

"Mr. & Mrs. Del Greco,
My son Randy is one of the boy scouts of troop 76 being honored to receive the Felix Del Greco scholarship this evening. Please know you are in my family's hearts and prayers. I know Randy had such high regard for Felix. God bless you!"
Tobey Mintz of Simsbury, CT

"Claire Del Greco,

Hello this is Helen Noel, Brian wanted me to give you his email it is artorius1326@yahoo.com. We are sorry we hadnt been on this page in awhile and just noticed your posting."
Helen of Columbus

"Dear Sgt Del Greco:

I met you many years ago when you were a little boy. I worked with your sister Alexa at the Friendly's in the mall in Simsbury. I recall back then how mature you were even at a young age, as you shook my hand one night when your sister introduced me to you. From what I have read about you since that time, you grew up to be a mature, brave, and dedicated young man.

Sgt. Delgreco, I salute you, and thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice for your country and for the wonderful freedoms it stands for.

Thank you Sir!"
Matthew R. Moretti of Agawam, Massachusetts

"I must have cried a river today. Miss you Felix."

"On this day, May 26, 1907, a movie legend was born named Marion Michael Morrison, better known as John Wayne. He played football at USC and held some behind-the-scenes jobs at Fox Studios, before being discovered by director John Ford, who cast "The Duke" in many epic western and war films. Exemplifying courage, respect and patriotism, John Wayne stated in the album America-Why I Love Her: "If we want to keep these freedoms, we may have to fight again. God forbid, but if we do, let's always fight to win... Face the flag, son...and thank God it's still there.""

"Soldier's Creed

I am an American Soldier.

I am a Warrior and a member of a team.

I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values.

I will always place the mission first.

I will never accept defeat.

I will never quit.

I will never leave a fallen comrade.

I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my
warrior tasks and drills.

I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.

I am an expert and I am a professional.

I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States
of America in close combat.

I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.

I am an American Soldier.

Memorial Day 2007"

"A green rabbitís foot
I keep in my purse
I showed it today
To a grocery clerk
She asked if it worked
Iím really not sure
It does make me smile
Whenever I spy it
Down deep in my purse

She looked rather sorry
When I told her your story
But my smile said donít worry
As I shared your great love
For backyard caged rabbits
To rabbit stew camp fires
Her eyes opened wide
But I just let it slide
As I placed your green rabbitís foot
Back down deep in my purse."
Love, Aunt Bela 5-2-07

"Second Tour of Duty Complete. The 102nd is coming home April 21, 2007."

"Love you man, and I'll remeber you always. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you..."
SSG Christian Mines of New Haven, CT

"Broken hearts everywhere, Felix.
I love you.

Me"

"The 39th Infantry Brigade has been put on alert and will likely be redeployed to Iraq, according to the Adjutant General. With 2,800 soldiers, the 39th is Arkansasís National Guard largest brigade. The 39th was deployed in 2003 and spent 18 months in training and in Iraq. 33 soldiers from the 39th died during the first deployment. The commander says this time, if deployed, the mission will last one year. At the earliest, orders will be given Oct. 1st. (4/9/07 5:31pm ArkansasMatter.com)"

"Sgt. Delgreco
another year has passed and as i sat in church sunday morning, tears began to flow and everyone was wondering what was wrong. I could not talk to anyone about it but the lord. As i replayed the events of that morning on our vehicle it seemed like it was yesterday. Each day i put on my uniform i think of you and try to be the best leader i can. Friday we got an alert notice to deploy again to Iraq. I wish i had you there with me again. It was a blessing to have served with you.
The best gunner I ever had,"
1sg Michael Gunnett of Vilonia, Arkansas

"Hey Felix it feels like only yesterday we were training together as split option soldiers. I cannot believe its been 3 years already... time flies. You are still the smartest Infantry soldier I know.You are missed bud."
Sgt. Mark Adams of Oakville Ct

"Honor my memory with life. Do not be sad when you think of me. Remember my love and smile with me. That will be your power to see beyond the grave and you will surely lift your hearts and eyes to the sky above. For it is in heaven that I reside with God and there exists only that which is good including unimaginable beauty, love, and peace. All those whose names are written in the Book of life, will be united with me in Paradise."

"SGT DelGreco; I;m sorry that i could not write yesterday, but it was not a good day for me. It was three years to the day that our paths crossed. A day that i'll never forget. I visit this site often and you would be proud of all the poeple that you touched in the short time that you had with them. I only wish that you and i could have met, i;m sure that we would have gotten along great. I'll never forget you my brother your image will stay with me as long as i live. I'm honered that i was able to be there at that time for you and will allways remember you as a hero. "The Medic""
SGT kevin J DeVanna of Everett ,MA

"hey felix you probably didnt know me but im a relative of yours from the dinapoli side. im carol's grandson and i just want to say that im sorry for your familys loss but you were makeing it safe for me to grow up and follow through with my plan for life with is to join the usaf"
Dj

"hi sergeant felix i hope you have a good life in heaven i am proud what you have done in iraq"
anthonius felix of belgium riemst

"I
Will
Miss
You
Until
the day
I die
too."

"Thinking of you alot today...
Miss you. Love you.

~A"

"Dear Felix, Wish you could have been at the Webster tonight. Miss you too much all the time. Love hurts...2/16/07"

"Just wanted to say Hi Fee and let you know I miss you. Love you Always and Forever."
Cole of Jamaica Plain, Ma

"I will always miss you, Felix."

"12/20...One more with you now, Felix. I miss you but you're in good company with your buddies."
Love, Aunt Bela

"Veteran's Day 11/11/06 at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

Family members gathered in the Alumni Center to hear the names of students who gave their life in combat. A candle was lit after the names were read for each war: WWII, Korean, Vietnam, and Iraq. Our Iraq candle was a tribute to you, Felix, and your sister lit that one. Your name was the only one to claim ownership to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Later that day, we attended the Memorial dedication which was built to honor NEU students who have given their life for the protection and freedom of our great nation. Some were graduates of this university and others died before achieving the completion of their college dream. One honorary visitor was a 106 year old man who served in both WWI & WWII. We all stood and clapped for this gentleman. Thank God for men and women who live and die for all of us. It takes a special kind of person to enlist in the armed forces. So many of our citizens would never contemplate such an endeavor and many would probably be rejected. We are a society that is quickly growing fat and complacent.

The Memorial is beautiful. It is a long, black granite wall. On one side, war pictures are etched in stone. The other side is adorned with enlarged dog tags placed randomly with space for more to be added at a later date. How grand it would be if no others were added to that wall. Still, our soldiers continue to die in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yesterday, 12/6, I heard that 10 US service men had been lost. The intense sadness continues to spread through towns and cities in this land. How well we know the grief that others will suffer in the days, weeks, and years to come. God have mercy.

For each war, a veteran or currently enlisted soldier read one soldierís profile. You know Felix, the family talks about you and we handle it okay. We reminisce about your antics, your personality, things you did and things you said. We laugh and at the same time we try to stifle or push down the sadness for the sake of the others present. Mourning for you has become more and more personal and secretive in hopes to spare another family member from sadness. Sometimes our sadness is not so easily hidden. When a soldier stands in front of you in complete, formal military attire and speaks your name, it is a totally different story. He speaks and represents all that is serious: your intelligence, dedication, loyalty, service, accomplishments, and future dreams. The tears started and just kept traveling down our cheeks. Silently we cried as we strained to hear, comprehend, and remember. It was difficult but what an honor to be a part of your life.

After each profile was read, a wreath was placed before the wall and a moment of silence followed after the sounding of the bell. These wreaths were made of stunning red roses, white carnations, blue delphinium, asparagus ferns and a huge blue bow. Five in total were lined up in front of the Memorial representing WWI, WWII, Korean, Vietnam, and Iraq Wars. Once all the wreaths were in position, TAPS was played as our Flag was lowered to half mast. I do not believe we will ever stop missing our loved ones even when we know they have gone on to be with the Lord. I pray that God blesses all those who have given their lives and all who currently serve in the armed forces throughout the world. God bless and strengthen all the families who have lost a part of themselves. May Your light shine brightly and take over the darkness within ourselves and the evil, rampant darkness of the world."
Aunt Bela

"Hello, I went to basic with felix back in 99. he was a great guy and I feel blessed to have known him. It really is a case of someone being taken away too soon. You are missed!"
Justin of East Lyme,CT

"9/16/06
Mi Amigo Felix...name of Mexican Resturant in New Haven. One of these days I'll have to go in for dinner. Check out the ambiance and interior decor. Then again maybe I won't. It's enough to drive by and think of you.

Your cousin, Joe, is taking the Business Tech program at Job Corps in Chicopee, MA. One of the docs there is Dr. Felix. Made me laugh when Joe told me. Your name just keeps popping up.

3rd Annual Golf Tournament...8/26/06. Fairly nice day...somewhat cloudy and comfortable for the golfers. Little less turn out than previous years but everyone had a nice time regardless. One of your buddies covered the tournament and is writing an article. Might even have you on TV some time in the future. You're a celeb!

Got an email about spoons. I thought about putting it on here but, well, didn't have anything to do with the true story so forget it.

We had a tough couple of weeks here in CT. Three young ones lost and 9/11 in the midst of it. I don't know. Sure wish you were here to lend us your perspective. You had a way of explaining and you made sense. Well, Mi Amigo, Felix, send us some sense."
Love, Aunt Bela

"Dear family members of Sgt Del Greco; Although he and i never met, I will never forget him. I prey for you and your loved ones everynite for every time i go to sleep i see his face.i take comfort in knowing that he was treated with the respect and honer that he deserved. The MEDIC"
SGT Kevin DeVanna of Everett MA,02149

"Five years today Felix. The day that was the catalyst for taking you away from us. I will always miss you.

Mom"

"Thank you to this family for caring about the Johnson family. I just read you post on my son's site. Just know we are all in this together and need to stand strong for each other cause no one else really will, they don't really understand the emptiness we feel inside."
Jan Johnson of Lyerly, Ga.

"Hi Felix, I have another godincident to report but you were probably standing right beside God explaining the situation while He orchestrated the entire episode. Front row seats. Must be nice not to have to wait in line and pay for tickets anymore. Sure, maybe it isn't Bruce but family comes first. So, here I am pulling into my garage on August 2nd just a few minutes after Jim Vicevich comes on the radio. This whisper in my mind tells me to go inside and listen to the show while I do my kitchen work. Now, I never listen to talk radio in the house. I only put that on when I drive around. But that morning I listened to the whisper and put the radio on. An hour later, I hear Jim start talking about some charity events coming up and one of them is the Sgt. Felix Del Greco Golf Tournament. Jim is explaining that he has lost your Dad's phone number and wants someone in the family to call in and let him know if there are any slots left. I get all excited and call your Dad to tell him. Ten minutes later, Jim is telling the audience that after the 11:30am news Mr. Felix Del Greco will be joining him as a special guest. I called your Mom and held the phone to the radio so she could listen to your Dad plug the golf tournament. It was so cool to hear your Dad on the radio. He is so composed, professional, and a very competent speaker. He is so cool. I tried calling a radio talk show once and I was so nervous. You either got it or you don't. You and your Dad definitely got it. I always think about how you use to call the radio shows and give fake names because everyone was on to you and they didn't want to talk to you anymore. You were too smart for them. That is so funny. So, your Dad received some phone calls and more sign ups for the tournament. It's the little things in life that keeps us going. They seem little but actually, they are really big and very important whenever they have anything to do with you. We miss you Fee. We're trying our best to carry on."
Aunt Bela of Woodbury, CT

"Sitting here in Afghanistan staring at the black bracelet on my wrist....wish you were back home hanging out with Stuie and all of the other Iraq boys that stayed home. We all miss you and Robbie."
of the 1-102 (FWD), Afghanistan

"Hi honey.......send me down some of your sweet angel dust and just a glimmer of the sparkle in your eye, We all could use some right now.I love you, mom"
mom

"It's a miracle. The cell phone seems to be working. At least it is today. What a great birthday present! LOL"

"7/18/06...Happy Birthday Fee. You were born 25 years ago today. Miss you so much. Went to visit and watered the plants. They so needed it. We're in the midst of a heat wave but still not as hot as other places like middle east. Our soldiers have it tough. Heard that there's only 4 guys left in Manchester right now. They're all in Iraq or Afghanistan. Michael told me yesterday that it was 112 in Iraq. Guess he watches something else besides cartoons. Yes....progress.
Got your mom a plant today called Exotic Angel and also known as Purple Passion. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was the one. I picked it up and saw on the info stick the plants two names and a picture of an angel. That angel looks just like the tattoo angel that Lex designed and that some are sporting on their bodies. I just love these little things that happen to me. They make me smile and my heart just beats a little happier even though the sorrow of missing you remains strong.
Something else happened to me today that I will never forget happened on this day. I went swimming in your pool with my cell phone in my pocket. I am blaming heat stroke on that stupid moment and not age! Maybe I am and maybe I'm not losing it. I plead innocent. I love you Lil Felix. Wish I could give you a birthday hug and plant a big kiss on your check. When we finally get together, I'm going to need a lifetime with you to make up for not having you here. One of these days."
Love, Aunt Bela

"Hi Felix........just saw your friends over the weekend. That they still come by to see how we are is a real tribute to you. They make me laugh with stories about all of your antics. You are very missed. I love you, mom"

"I just found out about this page today. I really miss you bro, I finally got back in town so I will make sure to visit you. As I promised I still wear the Army sticker on my car, and I have the stuff you gave me with me still. I'll see you when I see you bro, always thinking about you."
MK3 Eric Alan of Sault Ste. Marie, MI

"Personal reflection after the official homecoming ceremony for the 102nd. Written 8/24/05

Two pairs of boots
sit on the floor
To be worn no more
by our army men
We lost them both
in the months 04 and 12
In the year of our Lord 2004

Our pride and courage
rages on
Like ocean waves
meeting the shore
Our love endures
breaks our hearts
But keeps us sane
as the days move on

Red white and blue
stars and stripes
We see the flag
wherever we go
Although we pledge
and take an oath
Do we just say words
or would we die

Thank you soldiers
men and women
Who love this country
to the end
You fight for freedom
and for peace
You breathe and bleed
to keep us alive

Yet there are some
who think they repay
with anti war protests
They slander our country
and your good name
Wake up America
support our soldiers
You live because they die

Thank you Fee
Thank you Rob
We miss you both
with every breath
You are with the Lord
safe and sound
We'll meet you there
when our time comes"
Bela Beaupre of Woodbury, CT

"Hey Lil Felix...I went to the Memorial Day Parade here in town yesterday. Gabby, she's a pretty senior at the high school, belted out "God Bless the U.S.A". How can we not cry when we hear those words..."And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me." Every day is Memorial Day. Love you and miss you all the time."
Aunt Bela

"Sgt. Felix Del Greco you will be remembered today, Memorial Day, and everyday, by name, as a true American hero, making the ultimate sacrifice. Thank You."
B. Wall of Woodbury

"May 21,2006, the Commission on Rememberance is hosting a tribute to all Americans killed in Iraq or Afghanistan and their families. This event will be broadcast around the world to our troops and will include a salute to the fallen from each U.S. war dating back to the Revolution. It begins at noon on the grounds of the Washingotn Monument in D.C."

"Hey Felix. We weren't close, but I can feel you always. I know you're still around. You were able to do that, able to leave such a lasting impression on people. I keep remembering this one moment on campus, on the corner of Forsyth and Hungtington. It was my freshman year. And, as I was approaching the crosswalk, I saw you and Greg in the throes of conversation. Being shy and ashamed (no details here) and scared and fascinated all at the same time, I didn't say anything, and regret it everyday. What if I had said something?... Remember when we had Politics together? I first recognized you by your chuck taylors. Meg and I still talk about that. We all miss you everyday. He keeps it inside, but I know he's still hurting... I left you a poem quite awhile ago. Hope you got it.
Well, time to go. Miss you always."

"Time only serves to increase the loss left behind from your absense in my life. I miss you more with each passing day, week, year. The struggle to accept what I can not change and to live with this reality wears on my mind and heart. Not a day goes by where I do not think of you, miss you, love you, and grieve for what could have been and for what will never be."

"Hey buddy, its been two years today. I've been laying in bed all morning replaying the events of the day. I remember looking back at you during that long ride there and it always felt safe, all of us together. We are all getting together today to visit you, we get together a lot and you are always remembered.
Some of the guys have tattoos now with your and Rob's name or picture or both, trying to fill the huge hole you two left in the platoon maybe. You guys are with us everyday and you'll never be forgotten. I wish things could be different but life isn't fair now is it? I think we had that talk in Ft Polk.
So, thank you and rest in peace brother. Us and those like us..."
Mark Stuart of Storrs, CT

"April 6, 2004, the last day we talked to you on the phone, Felix. We will always miss you.

Mom & Dad"

"There was just something unforgettable about you, Felix. You are so missed."
of connecticut

"I can still feel my arm wrapped around yours walking down the street, sitting at a bar, pretty much any time we did anything together. This is the first time I have had the courage to write to you. I miss you everyday. You were just the most amazing soul I have ever met, couldn't help but get swept up in you. I still have the slate that you spent hours carving for me. Still no idea what it is. Who is going to tell me what it means? I hope that one day I will look at it and just know. I touch it rarely and talk to you. I don't want to hold it too long, afraid that the last residue of your skin will rub off and some how I will lose more of you. I am so proud of you Fee, but it doesn't take the hurt away. I love you always."
Alicia Taylor of Billerica, MA

"I just hope you are trading chem-lights for beverages in heaven...then I will know that I have had done my job. Rest in peace brother, you're never forgotten."
SFC Patnode of Alaska

"I din't know Felix, i was just passing by. God bless him"
Emma of quebec

"Always thinking about you, my dear son.
You are forever in our hearts. Keep visiting me in my dreams. I love you, Mom"

"I was cleaning out my car today. I found the picture of you and I dancing in the Bickford's parking lot. I laughed...a lot.

You've been in my thoughts quite a bit lately. I'm so grateful you were in my life. I learned a lot from you my dear.

You are missed. Every day."
Liz Campbell of Billerica, MA

"the lone piper stands, he stands†by the sea,
playing his song, the sorrows of melody,
as the notes ring out, the air gives a chill,
as the lone piper plays, away on the hill,
tears are shed, †we put them to rest
the heroes that died, the†ones who did their best
the flag is folded, its passed right along
while the piper still stands, playing†his song
but the heroes will be remembered, both by you and me
for giving their lives, so others could be free. -- Sgt. David Hill
†"
Sgt. Hill of C. Co. 1-102 INF

"Our love to you this 14th day."

"1/07/06 - The 102nd is activated and deployed. Two months in NC and then off to Afghanistan. Return home after 18 months total. You will all be in our hearts and prayers."

"This week has been so hard. Can't even find the words to describe the ache in my heart from missing you."

"As our troops serve at one of the most difficult times of the year, pray for each one to experience strength and protection from God. Pray for the families of those who are serving, especially children as they celebrate Christmas without a parent. Pray also for those who are suffering the grief and anguish of having lost a loved one, asking God to bring unfathomable comfort and hope.

Give thanks for the return of 20,000 American troops after last weekís successful elections in Iraq."
Quote from PPT 12/22/05

"I can still feel your hug. Thanks for reminding me the other night.
I love you, Mom"

"Hi sweetie.....Everytime we go somewhere & I see absolute beauty in nature, somehow I know you see it too. I love you, Mom"

"SGT DelGreco, true soldier, hero and a brother. Miss you...always"
SSG Z of Meriden CT

"Hey Felix, Jim Vicevich was talking about you this morning on the radio. I haven't listened to his show in a good month and I decided to tune in today as I made my way from church to the grocery. Takes all of about 5 minutes from one place to the next. Just perfect timing. I was so blessed. God is Great! Missing you always...11/22/05"
Aunt Bela of Woodbury, CT

"GOLD STAR FLAG was flown over Hartford, Connecticut Capitol courtesy of a very good friend, brave hearted, outstanding soldier, and true brother. Thank you!!!"
Veteran's Day, 11/11/05

"Let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us re-consecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.Ē
--Dwight D. Eisenhower"

"Hi Felix...it happened again. Weird coincidence or a godincident. Last Friday, Nov 4, I went walking in Orenaug Park here in Woodbury. Didn't even know the place existed and what a place. A piece of heaven! So serene, majestic, beautiful. One of God's mighty and wonderous works.

There's a fire tower on this little mountain and up we climbed past the tops of the trees. It is here, at the top of the fire tower that we meet a man who proceeds to tell us how he comes here for sun rises and sunsets. He even came up during a full moon on April 9th. My heart lunged, skipped a beat, and a knife ripped through me as my eyes watered. How can that be? 365 days in a year and he comes out with April 9th. And the story gets even better.

Come to find out this man use to be the fire marshall in town, now he is always on call for rescue missions, fires, car accidents and whatever else may happen. AND he just so happens to be a retired Captain with the US Army...the 102nd rolls off his lips. My ears and head were thinking, what? come again. Anyways, then he asks if I have a copy of The Soldier's Last Inspection to which I reply that I do not. He says that he'll bring it for me next week. Being the impatient person that I am, I proceed to try and find it on the internet for myself. Mission unsuccessful. So, low and behold, today, November 9, I get an email from your buddy, Mark, and what do you think it is? Last Inspection! So what do you make of all this? I was trying to figure it out and I came up with something. All this fire tower experience just made me think of how much you would enjoy this place. I can see you there camped out for the night in the light of the full moon. It would be exactly something you would do. I've been going to the park now everyday except Sunday. It makes me happy to appreciate this place through your eyes. I miss you Fee but feel so close to you when I'm in Orenaug Park."
Love, Aunt Bela of Woodbury, CT

"10/22/05...The night of the walking and dancing black crows at the Hallow Eve Party. Feathers a flying. Apples a bobbin. Scary stories and screeching abound through the damp, chilly, darkness. Where in the world is Carrie Underwood? BOOOOOOOOOOO...."

"It happened. Someone stole a spoon from Friendly's. I'm ashamed to admit that I have contributed to the delinquency of a minor. Shame on me!
How we did laugh and it felt like you were right there with us. We have asked for forgiveness and we will try not to do it again!"
10/20/05

"I'm listening to you. Playing guitar and singing. Heartland Hurricane. Shut Out the Light. Wings of an Angel. Your voice, your heart, your words filling my kitchen air and my head. How grateful am I to have this gift. Thank you, Felix, for leaving your marks and tracks, pieces of your life here for me. How many people leave our lives through death and we have only memories. We have to rely on our mind to remember their voice, how they spoke, their facial and body expressions. You actually left your voice here. I get to hear you any time I want or need to. Just incredible. Did this thought ever cross your mind when you were alive? Did you think of the possibility that you might leave us early when you recorded? So many things I would love to speak with you about. Things I never would have thought about until now. Questions that only you have answers to. One day, Felix, one day...10/19/05..."
Aunt Bela of how I love you so much

"Hey Felix...found some photos of you. Salvaged them and a slew of negatives dating back from 1989 through 1995. The endless rain started falling in the basement. Ugh, what a mess. I am so glad the sun came out yesterday. There is flooding everywhere. NJ, CT, MA, NH all hit pretty well with over 15 inches of rain. It rained for so long that I lost track of the days. Something like 12 days. Just crazy I tell you.

Remember when you were about 11 years old and you were into magic. You wore a top hat, black pants, and a black and white striped shirt as you carried your magic wand. Smiling away with that mischievous twinkle in your eye. I wish that I could ask you now what it was that made you so bubbly, so happy, so kind, so good. You were made differently. God put a happy gene in your DNA. He made you that way so you could touch us permanently and that would help us to carry on without you. He knew all the days of your life and your name was placed in the Book of Life. Now you belong to God and we long for the day when we will be with you forever more...10-16-05...I miss you and I love you!"
Aunt Bela of Woodbury, CT

"October 1, 2005
Pike Mountain, Colorado
39th Brigade Memorial Service

On a crisp, clear, clean day at the foot of Mt. Pike, gathers a large group of American families to honor their fallen heroes lost in the Iraq War. The names of the 168 lost are carved into a large stone right from the mountain itself. In addition, erected are 168 stone monuments for each and every one of our precious and cherished loved ones. Can you see it? A beautiful sky that goes on forever, the mountains, and this memorial looming strong and straight. The crisp mountain air that fills your lungs to capacity. Perhaps an eagle or two might fly by, or perch himself in a high nest looking down at the large gathering of Americans, struggling with tears as each persons name is read ever so slowly, while softly playing bagpipes sound off Amazing Grace. Our United States of America flag, freely flapping in the breeze. The stars shinning brightly. The red so vivid and the white so pure. Our flag, a symbol, representing what you stand for and what you believed in, as an eternal reminder for us, as to the price you paid, and the price we will continue to pay and bear until the day comes, when we will cease to walk this earth. And then, we will be together through all eternity with our God, Our heavenly Father, with whom you now abide. "I am the good shephard, and I know My own and My own know Me...John10:14. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand...John 10:27.

You will be honored, loved, and remembered for all time. "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13. And when I'm gone, I pray that someone else will pick up the reigns and continue this tribute, this legacy to keep you alive in our lives.

1 Corinthians 13
"If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease, if there is knowledge, it will be done away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. When I was a child, I used to apeak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, love abide these three; but the greatest of these is love." I love you, my precious nephew, my godson, my friend."
Aunt Bela of Woodbury, CT

"I CAN'T HELP MYSELF by Van Zant

I've been lost in the darkness for so long I can't see the light
I've been strung out, burned out, left out, and hung out to dry
So I say to myself, that I wanna get better
Hidin' from the truth, I can't last forever

Jesus, help me
Obviously, I can't help myself
I've got nobody else
Send me an Angel
Someone to strangle
That ol' demon
That's haunting me there on the shelf
I can't help myself

My excuses are so old and tired, hell I forgot 'em
I keep fallin' and crawlin' and drownin' down here on the bottom
Yeah, I pushed back my brothers said good-bye to my friends
When you get in this deep, the hell never ends

Jesus, help me
Obviously, I can't help myself
and I've got nobody else
Send me an Angel
Someone to strangle
That ol' demon
That's haunting me there on the shelf
I can't help myself

Give me a reason to live; and show me a sign
I'm on the edge; goin' out of my mind
I'm down on my knees; I'm beggin' you please make me somebody else
I can't help myself

I need something stronger, pour it all over me
Send me an Angel
Someone to strangle
That ol' demon
Cause you know that I never will
I can't help myself
Lord, I can't help myself"

"Hey Felix,
I always think that I should of done more for you, kept in better contact, looked you up, honor you some way. I know you'd just say thinking about it is the most important thing. I've submitted your name for a memorial they're putting on campus, so hopefully that'll be something. You helped me survive my first year on my own and I'll never forget you or your sacrifice. See you on the other side, Springsteen forever."
Nate of Boston, MA

"I've been cleaning my desk at the office and have found the "M'raka vrioku, m'ah 'ah-'ahkilemma" story that you wrote and sent us via e-mail in January of 2002. You never failed then and you don't fail now, to make us laugh and cry at the same time. Are you making the G/W/S in the sky laugh too? I miss you,"
mom

"Uh oh, Felix. I think I'm falling & I can't get up. I love you."

"Dear Felix...your 2nd Annual Golf Tournament took place on 8/27/05. It was such a perfect day, well, except you weren't there physically with us but I know you were spiritually. Once again you sent me proof of your presence. Like I said before, I love the signs along the way. Keep them coming. I love it. So, there we were driving from the golf course to the Portuguese church for the dinner, and, as we rounded the corner off New Park Ave, what do I see? A young hispanic man walking on the sidewalk. He is wearing a basketball looking sport shirt. And what do you think is written across the back of the shirt? You already know. But I was surprised and pleased to see FELIX. Now is that a coincidence? I don't think so. It is always at the right time and I seem to be in the right place when I see your name. And of course, I just happen to be thinking about you at that very moment. But that's easy cause I think about you during a lot of moments...many many moments throughout each and every day. So keep those signs coming and I'll be looking out for them.

On 7/24/05, your company, the 102nd, held a really nice gathering at Holiday Hill in Cheshire. Alex and Michael had an awesome time there. Swimming, boating, fishing, free ice cream! The company held bake sales to raise money so that everyone could go without paying a penny. They must have worked hard. Thank you 102nd! And the weather was perfect. Every time there has been an event related to you, the day is beautiful. Praise God.

Yesterday, 9/11, was a tough day. It was what I have come to dub a cry day. It's where I miss you so much that the sadness and pain is too much to bear and I have to let it out. It helps to cry sometimes. I like to say that we have two choices: we can laugh or we can cry. I usually live laughing to honor your memory. You were always laughing and/or smiling. You were my delight, my refuge, my hope in a bad and crazy world where you made everything seem alright. I'm going to hang on to that and to your green rabbit foot. I carry it in my pocketbook along with my spoon. You know, the spoon you left for me on Long Sands Beach in York, ME. All the conversations I have had in my mind with you about stealing a spoon and not being able to carry through with it. You knew I would never take a spoon so you gave me one. Now I don't have to think about trying to steal a spoon ever again. You come through for me, Felix, loud and clear. I love you."
Aunt Bela of Woodbury, CT

"Fee- I know you're here with me, in some way, because you promised you wouldn't leave me alone. It's not the same, though. I miss you every day. I'm proud of you and I love you."
Lex

"i LOVE YOU, MY ANGEL"

"The time rushes by
such a daze
sometimes clear
since the day you died
and left me here

I'm consumed by you
you're in my mind
captive thoughts
always there
but never here

What is eternal life
do you float around
did you sprout some wings
does your spirit move
from there to here

Strange things taking place
soda cans fly
radios turn on
do we feel your breath
and hear you sigh

Ringing bells
and misty shadows
buzzing phones
and whispered names
are you calling to us here

Heaven bound
is it true
did He wipe your tears
and there's no more pain
just glory joy and love

Do you sing and dance
upon golden streets
play guitar and harmonica
jamming with harp equiped
and trumpet blowing angels

Do you have a mansion
with many rooms
can I come and stay
will we be together
forever more
I pray it be so

8/25/05 Love has to be enough. It's all I have left."
Aunt Bela of Woodbury, CT

"Fee, Thanks for getting me in to floor seats at Springsteen. See you in Valhala my brother."
SFC Scirpo of New Britain

"When people ask how we are, Felix, we most always say we're alright. But we're only as alright as it's possible to be after losing you. We love and miss you."
You know who of simsbury

"7/23/05 Dear DelGreco family, I just want to leave a short note to let you know that Felix and his sacrifice are always remembered. My two sons spent summer camp with Felix with Troop 76, and spent time with him at West Point. They both realize the significant honor that they have been given, just to have gotten to know a man such as Felix. I know that it was a privilege for me to have known Felix. God bless all of you."
J Durkin of Simsbury

"Flying flag proudly. Missing you Felix...07/04/05"
Aunt Bela of Woodbury, CT

"Oh my precious little one
I know you've grown to be a man
But I like to see you as a child
Running care free with the wind

Your smiling face warms my face
And my heart quickens with your pace
I watch you run from place to place
At last returning to home base

You are a gift from on high
I will remember with a sigh
To mix the sadness with glee
For all you have done for me

Life is short as they say
But why did it end this way
Marriage, children and living life
To an abrupt stop from the strife

Oh my precious little one
Grown to be a man
If only I could rewind time
And put your life back in mine

06/20/05 HBDADG"
FIRE AUNT

"Dear Mr. & Mrs. Del Greco and Alexa -

I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. I know that no amount of sympathy or words of kindness can bring Felix back, but I do want to express to you my family's gratitude and apprecation for his, and your, sacrifice. I remember Felix as a little kid, swimming and running around your house on Alcima Drive (and annoying his sister!), but was not surprised to hear that he had grown into such a fine young man.

With deepest sympathy,"
Burton Smallwood of Doylestown, PA

"You are so missed. I love you."

"Felix was my first true love. I have never met anyone in this world so kind, generous, loyal, strong, and loving. Not a day goes by when I do not think of how he changed my life for the better. I love you Fee. I hope you know that. Always.

My deepest sympathies go out to all of Felix's family and friends."
Nicole Sullivan of Southborough, MA

"Sadness today. Must have something to do with the weather. But now the ugliness is turning into sunshine, blue skies, with lots of clouds, and a light breeze. The trees are swaying.

Family gathered last Saturday for a RockCat baseball game in New Britain. Money from tickets and bracelet sales was donated to the National Guard. Met some of your soldier friends. Nice guys!

I saw a license plate on Tuesday that read 1-FELIX. Is that cool or what? Always thinking about you. Love the signs along the way...thanks. 5/20/05"
Aunt Bela of Woodbury, CT

"And I'm proud to be an American
where at least I know I'm free
And I won't forget the men who died
who gave that right to me
And I'll gladly stand up next to you
and defend her still today
Cause there ain't no doubt
I love this land
God bless the USA."

"Dear Felix, the past year has been so hard. Every day is a first without you. The special occassions and holidays are even tougher. Everyone just misses you so much. You are always with us in our thoughts, our memories, and in our hearts. The love you gave us and the love we have for you lives on FOREVER. How blessed we have been to have had you in our lives. Your smiling face was a true gift. And that is how I always see you in my mind...always smiling and happy. That is only one lesson you have left behind for us to live by. How you have touched and affected us and how you still continue to do so is infinite and so powerful. Thank you, Felix, for your love.

The guys (102nd) came home on March 26. How wonderful for their families that they should arrive the day before Easter. They will never forget you and your courageous actions that day.

Jim Vicevich did a show on April 8 to honor all of our CT soldiers killed in action. Lt. Marshall, Schadtle, Aparo (and his mom) were guest speakers. It was from them that I heard them speak of your actions and bravery. You saved lives that day and protected your men. You are a true hero. No words can ever pay homage. You are with us always. Love you FOREVER...4/22/05"
Aunt Bela of Woodbury, CT

"I miss your face, your eyes, your smile.
I miss your life
In mine."
of Hartford, Ct

"Mistakes Were Made"
our favorite toast and my next tattoo. I miss you everyday, bro.


"all of my dreams seem to fall by the side
like a discarded thought
or the day's fading light
but I know that if I could just see you tonight, forever...
at times we may fall,
like we all tend to do
but I'll reach out and find
that I've run into you
your strength is the power that carried me through, forever...

Your kindness for weakness I never mistook
I worried you often, yet you understood
that life is so fleeting,
these troubles won't last, forever...
inspired me truly you did from the start
to not be afraid and to follow my heart
there's a piece of you with me they can't tear apart, forever...

Forever I'll find you, forever we'll be
Forever your power and strength stays with me
Forever..."
Dropkick Murphys- "Forever"
Kevin J Thomson of Billerica, MA/USA

"My God, how we miss you, Felix.
I love you."

"My friend, my young brother. I miss you. You were the best we had. I thought you would come through The Fire unscathed to live a long happy successful life. Yet fate was not so kind. Every day I think of what a tragedy your loss was for all of us. My one consolation is this; you died fighting, with your face to the enemy. I hope that when my time comes I will meet death as bravely as you did."
1SG Sterpka of Newington, CT

"Fee the more time passes the more I miss the time we spent in Boston. You may be gone but you are never forgotten buddy."
Miguel De Almeida of Boston, MA

"3/9/05 - I miss your face, your smile, and the sparkle in your eyes. I miss your laugh and hearty chuckle. How I wish you were here.

My heart is broken. My mind is sad and lonely. The tears fall freely and in slow motion. How well I've learned to cry so silently. Crying for myself. Pity poor me. I hear a whole symphony and a host of angelic voices. For you I know, without a doubt, are at peace and in a realm of glory. Such glory that no human being can comprehend until experienced.

Say hi to God for me and could He reign down some extra comfort, please. Thanks...you're the best. I love you."

"Spc Brian Noel-we've been trying to contact you but have no information as to your whereabouts except that you're in Columbus. Can you contact us?
Claire Del Greco"
Claire Del Greco of Simsbury, Ct USA

"Thanks to every single one of you who've been writing on this site, from the UK and beyond. We will forever treasure your kind words over the loss of our Felix. God bless all our soldiers. Claire Del Greco"
Claire of Simsbury, Ct USA

"Dear Mr& Mrs Delgreco my Condolences at the sad loss of your son felix we in the uk are watching very closely what is happening to all those serving their country,the price paid by service mens families is the ultimate,and we are very gratefull to be able to walk about in safety thanks to them.I can assure you many brits share my feelings,my warmest and heartfelt regards to your family,wally scarah ex Mayor of Looe Cornwall,United Kingdom."
Walter Scarah of Looe,Cornwall,UK.

"Dear Del Greco Family,

I never knew you son personally, from what I hear he was very patriotic, down to an American flag hanging in his room and believing in what he had to do. I'm a friend of Cynthia Galo, who told me about your lose and I attended the funeral. Being a grown man I tried to hold in my tears, but it was like loosing my own brother. With my father being currently deployed in Iraq and having several friends wounded in action, I can't say I know exactly what your going thru but I know it must be worse than what I have to deal with. I still have your son's mass panthlet on my desk and I look at it almost everyday. Felix giving up his life for a greater picture has encouraged me to enlist in the service. I guess I will always look back and thank him for his self-sacrifice and encouraging me to do something bigger than myself. God Bless you All.

RIP Felix"
Ryan C. Walker of Rocky Hill, CT

"Missing you at Christmas time.

Doing my best for you.
I am not ashamed or proud."
Scarah of Dayton, OH

"Journal entry dated Sunday, June 13, 2004, 12:20AM...Just got home half hour ago from visiting in Simsbury. Cisco planted a Crimson King Tree...for Lil Felix. You see, Felix died in Iraq on April 9th. It was Good Friday. We were all home and the phone rang at 3:40pm. Not a day goes by that I don't think about that day, replaying the call in my mind...word for word. I think I'm going to be sad forever. Sometimes I still think that it can't be true and then reality always comes with its' finality. My only comfort comes from my family and from the Lord. I know He only wants what's best for His children. We don't know God's reason(s) for taking him from us so soon in his life but it must be a very good reason. Maybe to spare him from worse to come or endure. There is also comfort in knowing that he is in the presence of the Most Holy, Almighty, loving God. One day we will join him in eternity and praise God forever. We'll have to be patient and wait for our time to come. With suffering comes endurance and with endurance comes perseverence. Our help and strength comes from the Lord. He is our Rock and our Tower of Refuge. Jesus overcame the world and even had victory over death. I'm going to miss you, Felix, for the rest of my life. I might not have told you often of my love for you but I hope it always showed in my eyes, my talks with you, my kisses, and my hugs. I love you Lil Felix. More than I ever said or can ever express."
Aunt Bela of Woodbury, CT

"Felix...
We love you and miss you so much. Please watch over all our loved ones and all the soldiers who are still fighting for us. You are our special angel. Mom & Dad"
Claire & Felis of simsbury, ct

"Fee~ I miss you so. You're the best little brother anyone could have asked for. Thank you for being mine. Please keep watch over us from Heaven. I love you."
Lex of Boston, MA

"Felix: I miss you every day and can't stop thinking about all the great times we shared together, having you as a brother was the best thing I have in my life, when ever I see you picture I wish you were here with me and my heart breaks but then I get a warm feeling inside knowing your touching my broken heart telling me not to Cry cole or be sad. I love and Miss you Felix, Fee, Fee Fee, My brother. Love Cole"
Nicole Bonadies of Boston, MA

"I don't think one day goes by when I don't think about what it was like to serve with you Delgreco. You are definitely not forgotten by the men of Bravo Company, 1/102nd Infantry."
Spc. Jason Kawecki of Connecticut

"To Army Sgt. Felix M. Delgreco:
I know you are gone now but I just wanted to express my deep sorrow and gratitiude as you made the ultimate sacrifice. I am watching the program "Off to War" appearing on the Discovery Times channel where your death was documented. As a young man and even throughout my middle years, I took my freedom and the sacrifices made by thousands of brave soldiers for granted-- but no more. May God sustain your family through their grief."
Jim of Phoenix, AZ USA

"I had the honor of training some of your friends and comrades in the 102nd this summer. They're regard for you is the greatest testimony anyone can give. You CSM was moved almost to tears talking about you. Your sacrifice has remined all of us who serve that our real strength is in our love for nation, family, and each other. We will not fail your memory. We'll carry your load on our shoulders and hope we can do as well as you did. For now I'll thank you for my family, my freedom and my nation. And when its time for me to lay down my rucksack and weapon, the first rounds on me."
a soldier of the United States of America

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

"Mr and Mrs Delgreco,
Your son Felix and I have been very close friends ever since we have served together beginning in December of 2000 when we both volunteered for Bosnia, and all throughout our deployment to West Point. Felix was the best friend that anyone could ever hope to have. We were "brothers". He was at my wedding last year as my "Best Man" and helped my wife Helen and I move out to Ohio just this past December. Felix was always there to help and never asked for anything in return. He was the epitome of what it means to be a friend and always will hold a place in our hearts. My wife and I are expecting our first son and we are naming him Connor Felix Noel in his honor. We will never forget him and his memory will always be with us."
SPC Brian W. Noel of Columbus, OH

"To the Family of SGT Felix Delgreco - I am sorry for your loss. The soldiers of the 1/102D Infantry will stand ready to serve you as Felix has served his country. SGT Delgreco was a fine young man."
1SG Dan Morgan of CT Army National Guard

"To The Family of Felix Delgreco: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. He is a hero, whose bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten. A salute to a fallen soldier- THANK YOU, FELIX! May you rest peacefully in Heaven."
Tina Rexroad, sister-in-law of Peter Enos, who was also KIA on 4/09/04 of WV

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

"You will not be forgotten. You are a friend, a soldier, a leader and a hero. We are all so proud of you and your successes. You have been a role model for all to follow. "Deeds not words" my brother - you are in good company."
SGM Roy of Manchester, CT

"Rest in Peace Hero"
The Taylors USMC of NC

"To Felix' Family:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincere condolences to you. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you and we thank you for his bravery and sacrifice.

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

"Dear Felix,
Thank you for your courageous service to America. You answered the call when we needed you and as a result, the world is a safer place. Few people have the courage to fight against evil, but you showed your true mettle against a cowardous enemy. Thank you for protecting me and other Americans. We are all so grateful."
mark reif of winchester, VA

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

"Thank you Felix Delgreco, 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 Sgt. Felix Delgreco:
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 Felix 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 Sgt. Felix Delgreco:
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 Felix, 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