Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pvt. Robert L. Frantz

19, of San Antonio, Texas.
Frantz was on guard duty when a local resident threw a grenade over the wall. Frantz died of his injuries in Baghdad, Iraq. He was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Ray Barracks, Germany. Died on June 17, 2003.

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"Hi Frantz I know it has been a long time since we spoke. I remember when we spoke was in Kuwait in 2003 before we pushed north to Iraq. i miss you bro!!!!!!"

"What's up bro. Just wanted to stop by and say I miss ya homie. Even though I can't see you anymore or hear your voice and chill late at night at Ronnie's anymore I want you to know that I still think of you all the time. I know you watch over me and my family. I try to live my life right bro you are a big part of that because you gave up so much for others to be able to have the opportunity to make that choice. It would be disrespectful for me not to and I always will do my best to help others in need just like you would. You had a big heart and it helped shape me into a better person. I have a little girl now bro and I know now how hard it must have been for you to go serve ... I have nothing but love and respect for ya bro. When the time comes you and I will see each other again brother. Until then I carry on to honor your name. Peace"
Jason Bradley of San Antonio, Texas, USA

"I love and miss you so much. Proud of you."
Vincent Frantz of Colorado Springs

"God bless u Robby I sure do miss u.. I love u cousin.."
cindy of Harrison mi

"I do my best to keep busy so this day doesn't break me. But every year it does. I shed a few tears throughout the day, but bed time is the hardest. My mind wonders... Who would you be? How would life be? My heart just crumbles for your mom and Shannon. Their pain I could not imagine. I hope they see you in their dreams. Love you Robby!!"
~Me~ of San Antonio

"From your family in Hawai'i, Thank-you for your honor & glory, protecting us from harm. I am so proud to be part of your OHANA!! Most of all, thank -you for watching over us, still. <3"
Marcus Dean Mejia of Waianae, Hawaii/UnitedStatesofAmerica

"Never forgotten...RIP. Robby"
David J Carter of Niantic ,CT

"11yrs have come and gone with out you here. It hurts still to this day, but I know you wouldn't want us to be sad! I love you man!! See you again one day!! Send some love to your mom! She needs you!!"
~Me~ of San Antonio Texas

"Thinking of you and your sacrifice today on this Memorial Day and every Memorial Day. Prayers to your family I know they all miss you a lot."
David Carter (USAF Ret) of East Lyme, Ct (but always a Texan at heart)

"Hello Rob,
I have never met you, but I wanted to thank you for bravely serving our country. My daughter is on a softball team that honors fallen heroes in the area that we live. Well, she has your name on the back of her "Never Forget" jersey and she said she was "honored " to wear a heroes name on her jersey." Thank you again. God bless you and your family."
P. Sanchez of Fischer

"Happy Father's Day, honey... Life can be so unfair. While there are men in the world who don't even know how to appreciate the role they play in their children's lives, men like you gave everything for the sake of others. It's no secret how much Shannon meant to you. She was your everything, your reason for living. She will always know just how much you loved her and, when she's older, I know she'll appreciate it all. I love you so much, and I'll see you again one day."

"Dear Robert and Family,
We celebrated Memorial Weekend at a service in our local park where we have the Northwood Gratitude & Honor Memorial. Robert's name is engraved on the memorial with others. We were able to take a charcoal rubbing of his name. I want you to know that while we did not know your son personally we continue to be so grateful for the service he has given our country and others. He is an example of courage and humility. May the Lord bless all who knew him and sustain you while you wait to see him again."
Gayle Mullen of Mission Viejo, Ca


Today as I remember you, I think of all the great times we spent. Like when we stole your dads firearms, or played street hockey until someone got into it. You sacrificed your life for our country, Your a *in badass. I miss you so much man, you are an American HERO. Proud of you."
Vince Frantz of San Antonio/USA

"Robby.....thinking of you this Memorial Day weekend. My dad and I were just talking about you and the time you spent together with him, my brother and our family......you are never forgotten"
David Carter of Universal City, Tx

"I miss you so much!"

"My dearest son... As I sit here on the eve of your 29th birthday, I can't help but think of the many lives you've touched. It's hard to believe that this is the 10th year that I've had to send my birthday wishes for you, to Heaven. The best gift I can give you, is for you to know that your family is doing well & we've adjusted to life as it has to be. We'll never let you out of our hearts though. I promised you that I would not wallow in grief, and that I would live my best life. I hope I continue to make you as proud of me as I am of you. I love you, sweetheart... Always & forever~ Mom"

"Thinking of you!!!"

"Robby just wanted to stop by and let you know we are still thinking about you I love you cousin continue to watch and protect us down here on earth!. Happy Veterans day"

"Hey there buddy. Well, I know God has a plan and I am not so sure what it is. Please take care of my baby Bri Bri up there. I know he is amoung great people. I really dislike the month of June except for Kaalels bday. Please give my Bri Bri a big hug and kiss from Aubt Diana. Love you both!"
Diana Colvin of Mobile, AL

"Robert Lewis Frantz, Gone but will live in our
Hearts forever. God Bless you.......
We love you...Uncle Mark and Aunt Wanda"
Aunt Wanda Johnson of Ithaca, Michigan

"Frantz! You were taken from us way too soon. I'm sorry I never had the courage to tell your daughter how impressive you were in life and how important to us you were. I hope she reads these posts and can meet her father again and again. We miss you. I hope you found peace wherever you are and comfort in knowing you made a difference in all our lives. You are not forgotten."
A. Ariel Rosario of Los Angeles, CA U.S.A.

"My grandson who we both didn't have enough time together.He left this earth too early in his very young life. Boy, the plans I had for us here in Hawaii with his Mom, sister Heather, & his daughter Shannon. Miss you my grandson. Your Grandpa."
Albert Mejia of Waianae,Hawaii

"Love you Rob, and I am so proud of you and so grateful for your sacrifice. You are not forgotten-"
Aunty Kelly of Sweden

"Just thinking of you this Memorial Day."
David of Universal City, Texas

"Happy Memorial Day Robby

Always remembered"
John F of Clt NC

"Merry Christmas Frantz. Got you on my mind tonight."
Steven O'Brien of Jenkins Ky

"12/08/2011 Happy Birthday Rob. Love you!"
Aunty Kelly of Sweden

"again*** LOL"

"I am really going to need you with me today. I know you are! Agian Happy Birthday and please tell Isiac I said Happy 1st Birthday! Aunt Summer loves him!! I know I sound like a nut but it is amazing how this site really makes you feel like you are talking to someone. I know I am talking to you, just don't have to write it. Never mind you know what I mean. Love you both! Rest in Piece"

"Happy Birthday!!"
~ME~ of San Antonio

"Hey Rob, I was thinking of you today (as I do many days) and I justed wanted to say Hi and that I miss you. I still remember the first time we met and how we would spend every minute together before, during and after school and how we used to always go to Scott's house and play basketball and jump on the trampoline. I miss those days... not a care in the world. Not saying Goodbye.... talk to you later. ~One In A Million~"
Nadine of San Antonio, TX

"Always remembered my friend............"
John F of Charlotte

I've had the distinct honor and priviledge of serving with your sister during my deployment to Baghdad. I've had the honor of listening to the stories of what a great man, father and hero you were. God Bless you and your family for the ultimate sacrifice that you have all paid. Gone, but certainly not forgotten!"
Anonymous of Baghdad, Iraq

"This is for Roberts mom Kim if you ever want to write or need anything my email is zombiehuntereky@gmail.com Miss you Frantz. Love ya man."
Steven O'Brien of Jenkins Ky

"Hey babe, just leaving you a Happy Fathers day message. The times you and I spent with your beautiful baby girl are truly something that I look back and cherish. You were a wonderful and loving dad.I know you are looking down from up high in the clouds and watching her, your family, and your friends each day. We all love and miss you much!Happy Fathers Day"
Ana Perez of San Antonio, Tx

"8 years ago today, 8 am, I got a call from Robby's mom. She was visited by two uniformed servicemen. He was KIA in Iraq. I screamed, called my mom, called my bff Lindsey, & was sped over to his mom's home. The next two weeks was a media frenzy until his funeral. It is all hitting me. Meeting him when his coffin was escorted by the soldiers at the airport. The salute to his coffin. His funeral.Worst day EVER. Countless crying to sleep over the wedding that didnt happen. But I look back as I visit him, My life was changed by his love & sacrifice. Heres to his angelversary
I love you, Robby."
Ana Perez of San Antonio, TX

"Happy Birthday Robbie"
John of Charlotte NC

"Happy Memorial Day Robby. We all love and miss you <3. I am so sad that yours and mine plans didnt happen, but I am glad to know Heaven has one more angel looking down and watching us. And we are all honoring and remembering you today.You gotta lot of people thinking about you today, mister!Youre friends and family all miss you a ton! I love you!"
Ana Perez of San Antonio, TX

"Memorial Day 2011 and I wish you were with us. Love you and miss you always Robby..."
Auntie Kelly of Sweden

"I almost forgot, Lindsey says Hi. Ah, the fun times we all used to have. LOL."

"love you Robby even still. Miss you tons. I know you said you would always be with me..and you are, bu we all used to have. LOL."

"love you Robby even still. Miss you tons. I know you said you would always be with me..and you are, but I still am sad. I love you! Glad to have loved and been loved by a wonderful man."
Ana Perez of San Antonio, TX

"This message is for Steven O'Brien. I don't know if you'll read this, but I just read your post here on FHM. I tried to look you up on FB but no luck. I'm Rob's mom and if ever you wanna get in touch...feel free to look me up on FB. Take care and God bless~ :o) Hope you're enjoying this holiday weekend."
Kim Smith of San Antonio, TX

"I miss you Frantz. You were one of my best friends in Basic. You help me through so rough times in Benning and I think of you often. I was in Schofield Barracks reading a Time magazine and seen your picture. Turner was there and we both cried when we found out. Delta 1-19 Inf was some of the best times of my life and I will never forget you or any of our brothers that have given all. My children will hear the stories and know your name and see your picture. It was an honor to call you my friend and to serve with you."
Steven O'Brien of Jenkins Ky

"I just miss you so stinking much! Its been a while but seems like yesterday. what I wouldnt give to hear you laugh. Its still really hard fo me but I know you are where God wants you to be. Love and miss you! Drive on soldier, drive on!"
Diana of Alabama

"I never met you, but I stand in front of your memorial marker and thank God for men like you. You paid the ultimate sacrifice, and I am grateful for all you and your fellow soldiers do for me."
Eric Kidd of San Antonio

"It's Mother's Day Robby, and I'm crying right now. Just one more hug...just one more "I love you mom!"...Life can be so unfair sometimes. I love you sweetheart, and I wish you were here to hold."

"Happy Easter Robby! Oh how I miss you! I was just hit by a giant rush of emotion this morning. I know after all this time I shouldn't be sad, but I'm nohow I miss you! I was just hit by a giant rush of emotion this morning. I know after all this time I shouldn't be sad, but I'm not sad all the time. Just when holidays come and you're not here with me...I just feel like you were robbed of your life here on Earth. I know you're with God and enjoying eternal peace, but I can't help wishing I could turn back time. I love you so much."

"I found a Fallen Heroes bracelet with Robert's name on it and have been wearing it, even though I didn't know him. My son was serving in Iraq at the same time he was there, so I am especially mindful of the loss your family has gone through. I will pray for you for I know that the pain never goes away. As I wear the bracelet, I will think of the family that Robert left behind."
Dianne Munson of Apple Valley, MN, USA

"Merry Christmas Rob! I've been thinking about you all day. Shannon's growing up so fast. And everyone says she looks so much like you. Your stocking is hanging on the mantle, full of goodies...just like every year before. I love you and although we did have a good Christmas, my heart still hurts without you. I miss you so very much honey. Hugs & kisses are sent to Heaven~ Love forever, Mom"

"December 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Robby! You are loved and missed still so very much."
Love always, Auntie Kelly of Sweden

"Hey Rob just thinking about you today, and really missing you! Your birthday is in a few days and I wish we could go have a drink together to celebrate!! Well I really miss you and love you!! Thanks for watching over me and all the fam!! LOVE YOU XOXO"
BIg sis

"Hey Robby, can't believe how long its already been but just goes to show that you truly are not forgotten. Shortly after you passed I married a brave soldier like yourself and we got stationed in Germany. I didn't think about where you had been stationed til one day I was walking on this tiny lil base and was passing by the rock of fallen soldiers. I saw your name, I got a bit choked up thinking about the memories I had with you while we were in high school. I thought, if you were still here I'd be able to hang out with my friend half way around the world! How awesome that woulda been! If you were still there I woulda seen you, and laughed with you like we did back home. But you weren't there. You were there in spirit but not there. I took a picture of that rock. Cause the name of many brave soldiers were left on it. Just want you to know it was a privilege knowing you and I will cherish every minute you were in my life. To the Frantz family: your Robby is never forgotten!"
Vanessa of San Antonio, TX

"Hey Robb we never really hung out in school, but you were always a cool dude. There are no words for how it felt hearing something tragic happened to someone you knew, even briefly through the hallways of high school. Hopefully I never have to hear them again. Put in a good word for me up there buddy! Take Care, and God Bless."
Anonymous of Holloman AFB, NM

"Hey Robb we never really hung out in school, but you were always a cool dude. There are no words for how it felt hearing something tragic happened to someone you knew, even briefly through the hallways of high school. Hoefully I never have to hear them again. Put in a good word for me up there buddy! Take Care, and God Bless."
Anonymous of Holloman AFB, NM

"Gone but never forgotten. I love you! Thank you Robby"

"Robby, what going on bro its Big Rob just stoping by to wish you a happy vets day and let you know that im thinking of you today. I still miss you bro and I am always thinking of the time we had together. I feel very lucky that I was able to have you as a friend I carry you with me on all my travels around the world bro im in africa now far away from home yet again but no matter where I go I know I have you as a friend to talk to. miss ya brother."
Robbie Luthander of Djibouti, Djibouti Africa

"You will always be remembered Robbie"
John of Charlotte

"What up cousin, I just wanted to say we miss and love you alot. It's nearing Veteran Day and thought about you giving the ulitmate scarifice, and just wanted to say thanks. While i was in SA i was able to visit you and the family and it was a good feeling. GodBless bro and tell your dad and gramps i miss love them also. Staying watching over us bro."
Mike Frantz of Honolulu, HI

"Man I miss you so much. Things that come to mind well hmmm.... swingsets, permanent markers,neon moon,greenday, coke cans, skateland east, dennys. That's just a few. Love you."
Diana Colvin of alabama

"R.I.P. You work is complete. You've done well . I can only hope the same can be said for me when I'm gone."
Robby Frantz of Palm Coast,FL

"I think of you today, and every day, with so much pride and love. I smile through the tears...still, in my heart, wishing you were here. I miss your smile, your hugs and your laughter. You are my son, my hero, my baby. I love you, Rob."

"Happy Father's Day, Rob! You were the greatest dad to Shannon and I'll always make sure she knows that. She's so much like you...looks, personality, etc... I love you son! Love always & forever,


"7 years ago... WOW... I still cry but it is easier. love you"

"Hey Robbie,
Just got to Iraq for my second tour here and my thoughts turned to you buddy, It has been 7 years since you left us and you would be proud of the way things have turned out in this country. You made the ultamate sacrafice for these people and it is looking more and more like things are going to work out for the Iraqi people. we all love you and miss you bro..."
Sgt Justin Ball of Basra, Iraq

"Hey Robbie, thinking of you and your family on this day."
T. Prescott of Azle, Tx

""Heaven was needing a hero, somebody just like you. Brave enough to stand up for what you believed and follow it through. When I try to make it make sense in my mind, the only conclusion I come to, is that heaven was needing a hero, thats you." I love and miss you so much!!!"
Diana of Alabama

"As Memorial day approaches the patriotic music is played allot more. On my way home from dropping of the boys at school Some gave ALL by Billy Ray Cyrus played and I bawled. Thank you Robby for your sacrifice for our freedom. I love you!"

"Will always you Robby,even though I only knew you for a short time I will always remember you and Anna................."
John Freeman of Mpls MN

"Hi son... Just thinking about you. It's Mother's Day, and I miss you. I still remember that giant chocolate chip cookie you got me. I knew the day would not be complete without you. Heather and Sean are so good to me...Dad too. :) Well, I love you honey...and I wish I could get just one more hug."

"Missing you oh so much!! Dad had a heart attack the other day and the day before Arthur passed away, you guys met before. Tell him I said hi. He also left a little girl behind. Been kinda stressful lately especially moving so far from home but I know it will all be ok. Found out I'm having a little girl and I am super excited so now I will have one of each and trust me I'm done with making babies. LOL Love ya and miss you honey."
Diana of Alabama

"Happy Easter, son! As always, you are truly loved and missed."

"Hey Rob
Whats up bro, I was thinking about you today and just wanted to stop by and say hey. Really miss you man I cant count the times I wish you were here just to talk to or chill. I was sitting here bored and was thinking about how you would always say lets go man lets do somthing and what would we end up doing playing some video games lol. Alright bro I miss you man."
Robbie Luthander of San Antonio TX

""Honor and Remember" - "Project Compassion" We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to the hero's Mother, Father and/or spouse. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Almost 2,000 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
This is a gift! We have some wonderful sponsors who help with the costs, and only want you know that we care.
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"Just to let you know I am thinking of you!!"

"Hey Rob

Every now and then I like to look through old photos stuffed away in bookshelves. Lately I have been finding a lot of pictures of the two of us as kids. You always had your arms around me. It is such an amazing feeling to know that you actually did that. So now I am gathering any pictures I can find of you and keeping them in my room. I wish everyday that you were here so I could hug you. I miss you. I am doing my best to remember things about you and to hear things about you...I can not help but to miss my favorite cousin.
When ever I think of you my eyes turn into the Atlantic ocean.Please come and visit my dreams tonight. I am excited about being able to see you again. You are missed and loved by many. I really wish you were here.
Lots of Love
Briannanoelle of Earth

"Merry Christmas Robby! I love & miss you son. Christmas isn't complete without you. Love always & forever, Mom"

"Hey Robby I came across a picture of you today and I had to choke back the tears. I miss you so much and now that its the holidays it seems so empty without you! I wish we could have had more time! I love you and wish you a Merry Christmas!"
Heather of sa,tx

"Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to Rooobbbbbyyyyy! Happy Birthday to you!!!
Miss you so much! My Boys ask about the "soldier picture" that I have framed of you at least once a month and its been there their whole lifes. It makes me smile ever time. Gone but never forgotten. Love ya"
~ME~ of San Antonio

"Happy Birthday!! Love you and miss you so dang much."
Diana of Hood

"I love you!!!"
Diana of Hood

"Hey Lil Bro!!! On my way home soon...keep looking out for me! I miss u!"
Blanca of San Antonio of Iraq

"Hey buddy, I dont even know where to start or what to say. I guess I should stary out by saying sorry. Sorry for not writing here sooner, sorry for not contacting your family sooner and sorry for not being there right next to you the day you were taken from us. You were not only a soilder and brother in arms, you were my roommate, a person I always hung out with, a person who would help me through tough times by showing me the lighter side of life. I always thought of you like a brother and a best friend. To this day the pain I feel of knowing you're not here hurts every hour, of every minute, of every day. I should have been there with you like I always was. If I could I would switch places with you, I wanted it to be me instead of you. What I'm trying to say is I miss you alot buddy. And as a promise I will someday, some how meet your family and tell them how much of a great man, soilder and a friend you were and still are to me. Deeds not Words, I love ya Robby"
Daniel Lewis of Camp Verde, Arizona

"Its been a while since I stopped by and asked you to watch over me. Now it is time to thank you for helping to guide and protect me as I travel the path set before me."
BigShell of Floresville, Texas

"Dear Frantz Family, Please accept our condolences on your loss of Robert in this tragic way.Our son served three tours in Iraq.We pray for all of you everyday.He will be remembered. IN CHRIST,"
Pam Danny Reid of SAGINAW, TX.

"Dear Frantz Family, Please accept our condolences on your loss of Robert in this tragic way.Our son served three tours in Iraq.We pray for all of you everyday.He will be remembered. IN CHRIST,"
Pam Danny Reid of SAGINAW, TX.

"He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be rememberd. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother". Rest in peace my Brothers, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare)"
Dayleon Harris of Atlanta Ga

"To my big brother there are things that were never said and i regret not saying. Robby you Are and will always be my best friend my best man my role model and my life teacher. Hooah! You are never forgotten."
Lueb, Scott inkedskin@live.com of San Antonio Tx

"Keep Soldiering my man! We are still fighting this war that you know best. We love and miss you man! All of us who served in Baghdad with you will never forget the day you paid the ultimate sacrifice! You will never be forgotten by your brothers in arms, and always know that we are still getting revenge for you down here on this what we call earth. To the family of the man Frantz stay strong our Soldier is still here with us and he is still serving his country on a daily basis as he loved to do! He is still getting revenge for what those horrible people have taken from us I can personaly guarantee this! We miss you killer! Long Live the Spartans and the Warriors"
SSG Auton of Germany"
SSG Auton of Germany

"Hi Robbie (Lil Bro) Miss you lots! Im in Iraq now, I think about you alot out here. Keep watching out for me!
Love Ya!"
Blanca Cantu of Kirkuk Iraq

"One day when making a contribution to fallen veterans we were given a name tag. It says Frantz Robert 1984-2003
Assuming this is the tag of the above deceased hero we are asking the family if they would like us to send the tag to them? We are sorry for your loss.
respond to wishfish77@msn.com"
Bob of Florida

"Happy Father's Day, son! I love you!"

"You will never be forgotten, rest peacefully."
Richmond Bean, US Army (RET) of San Antonio,

"Thinking of you today on this Memorial Day 2009, Rob. You are loved and missed so much."
Auntie Kelly of Sweden

"I miss the crud out of you. Love you always!!"
Diana of CC TX

"Happy Easter, Rob! Love you always & forever~"

"I Miss You Rob!! You were always the greatest and you still are!!"
White Light of San Antonio,Texas

"Thinking of you on the date of my retirement ceremony. I'm mentioning you to everyone during my farewell even though I did not know you personally you touched several people that were close to me.

God Bless"
Maj David Carter of San Antonio

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

"I miss you so much. Tommy just left for Iraqon Friday and I am dying here. I know I just did a year without him in Korea but this time is different and alot more on my heart. Please watch over him. i know its not as bad but stuff still happens and I need him to be safe. I love you and I always will. I miss you very much. Drive on soldier."

"December 8, 2008
Happy Birthday from Sweden Robby! I still remember when you would start a sentence with, "I probably couldn't..." I'm thinking of you today especially. I know you're having a big party up in heaven to celebrate the big 25. I love you sweetie, and miss you very much.

- To my sister Kim, I know today your heart will be heavy. I'm thinking of you too sissy. I love you! -Kelly"
Auntie Kelly Larsson of Halmstad, Sweden

"No amount of time, or absence, can change how much I will always love you and how proud of you I will forever be. Life does go on, but my heart will always have a piece missing....that piece is you.

I love you...
Always & forever,"
Mom of San Antonio

"Hey Rob just wanted to drop by and say I was thinking of you!! I miss you so much!! I know you are watching over us and I love you!!"
Heather (your sister) of San Antonio


"Hey I saw you in my dream. I didn't want to wake up. Thanks for the visit. I know you are here with me in spirit and I love you and miss you so much. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. In my heart you will always be mine and I truly miss you. I am doing good and I am very happy and I know you want me to be. Thank you for everything. I miss you ."
Diana of Hood


"Hey Robbie, Hope you are in peace! It was a pleasure knowing you. theres not a day that I am not thankful for knowing you and the sacrafises that you have made for all of us to feel safe in our nation. So here on behalf of Our Nation THANK YOU INFINITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Mayra Lopez of San Antonio

"Hey Rob
Just wanted to stop by and say hey man I think about you all the time bro I am over here in afghanastan now working. You were my best friend bro and I miss you man bye"
Rob Luthander of Bagram Afghanastan

Still think of you at this time of year..had the wonderful pleasure of working with both you and Ana...your memory and actions will always be remembered........."
John Freeman of notasuv@msn.com

"I just thought I would stop by and say hi. I have been thinking about you allot these last couple of days. My neice just lost one of her good friends no it wasn't to the war but still the feelings all come back as I see her sit here and cry. I can't believe five years is right around the corner. WOW Well I love you and I am going to get off of here."
~ME~ of San Antonio

"Just wanted to say I love you and miss you so very much!!"
Diana of San Antonio

"Hey Robbie
I miss you so much.I wish I could remember like everyone else can.

Loving you lots
(Uncle Bill's eldest daughter) of Itasca,TX

"February 8, 2008
To the family of Pvt. 2 Robert L. Frantz:
Robert 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Hey Honey. So I am scheduled to go to Baghdad in October. i don't know what will happen with what my commander and 1st SGT are trying to do with my family situation at the moment but if I go it's in remembrance of you . Just want to say I love you and mIss you somuch. Drive on soldier!!"
Diana of San Antonio

"Hello, My name is Staff Sergeant Brian Dean (ret), and I was stationed in friedberg Germany from 1991-94 and I too was hit in Baghdad in April 2004. I lost 1/2 of my team and suffered serious injuries. As a leader, these guys were my family. It is hard to be sitting here reading this wondering why I lived and they didn't. I can't ever imagine what Mrs. Frantz is going through. But I can say this maam, he was one of God's soldiers and God has another mission for him. If you need anything, I can be reached at brian.k.dean@us.army.mil !!! Hey Robby, say hello to my team for me. Tell them I miss them. I will make sure that they do not forget you at the studio when I visit Friedberg. SSG Dean (ret)"
SSG Brian Dean of Philadelphia, PA

"HEy there I love and Miss you so much. Happy 24th bday. I had a few for you last night. Love you so much and still can't believe you are gone. You are always in my heart."
Diana of San Antonio, TX

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Deeds, Not Words"(36th Inf. Motto)"

"Pvt. Frantz

"Just wanted to let you know that you and your family are not forgotten and never far from my thoughts." I thank you for your service and my family loves you for your sacrifice."
Dayleon Harris of Atlanta, Ga


"I love you, son....and I'm missing you a lot right now."
Mom of San Antonio

"Just wanted to tell you I love and Miss you so much. You are on my mind all the time. Thank you for everything Robby. The memories and good times we shared and your sacrafice for you family and friends. I am so proud of you. "In my heart you will always be mine." I love you . Drive on soldier drive on."

"I don't know you but I have no idea why you touched me and I just can't get you out of my head. I feel very sorry for your family."
Florence of Paris France


"I just want to add a few words. As I sit here and cry all I can think about is, Wow he is never coming home. You know the saying hang a yellow ribbon until our Soldiers come home, well as Diana pointed out to me, "what about the ones that never are." From the day she said that four years ago i have said I will never take down my yellow ribbons, cause you and so many more will never come home. Yes you are in the United States, but that isn't good enough for me so just had to tell you your picture will always be on my fire place and my ribbins will never come down. I love you and miss you so much. Words will never say."

I don't even know where to begin... you know everything I want to tell you. I know I am a couple days late to write you. Four years Wow so much has changed. Reading the message from Genna just made me ball. You are such an amazing Dad. Out of everybody from Converse you were the one to stand up and and do the right thing. Idk. Well I know you don't want us to be sad so I'm not going to be. I love you and miss you so much."

"Hey Rob well today marks four years since you were taken from us and no time has not healed the pain, I still miss the * out of you!! Well I just wanted to say Happy Fathers day! I miss and love you very much!"
Heather of San Antonio, TX

Even all the way over here in Sweden, away from the US, I miss you and love you very much. You are not forgotten, and again thank you for your service. I love you!"
Auntie Kelly of Sweden

"HeY There buddy! Just wanted to stop by this Memorial Day and let you know that I haven't forgotten about you doggy! You were always a loyal friend to me and I just wanted to say "thanks". GOod friends like that are hard to find. Miss you lots bro....luv ya! Jake"
Jacob Guerra of San Antonio, TX

"This message goes out to Ted and Debbie Prescott...

Ted & Debbie, PLEASE email me!! I've been desperately hoping to get in touch with you folks! My email is ohitskim@aol.com or satxkim@yahoo.com
I think about you guys all the time and I want so badly to get back in contact. Miss you guys terribly!! And I think about the field A LOT too!! Take care and I hope to hear from you soon!! Love always, Kim"
of San Antonio, TX


I'll always fondly remember the day you and Josh caught the field on fire with fireworks. It still brings a smile every time I think about it. Thinking of you and your family all the time. Please keep on eye on Josh and Jermy for us.

With love, the Prescott family."
Ted Prescott of Azle, TX

"Robbie, hey little bro! Well I hate this time o year I sit and remember too much and it makes me sad but life goes on. You should see the house the rents got it is big. Awesome. I miss ya guy...I wish you would just call or come up and it all be the same. Well I have alot of family in Iraq and I hope you watch over them for me. I miss ya adoptive bro! Me and T went went to see ya not to long ago and he held on to your stone with a huge hug. But I'm sure you knew that right. Well I better go take care and we all love and miss ya! Muah! Love, Angel"
Angel of Converse,Texas

"Hi Rob,
I wish I were good with words. I wish I could say something that would come close to expressing my gratitude to you. Reading these posts has brought tears to me. It is obvious you are loved and still missed very much.

I have a favor to ask. I know you are busy watching over the family and friends you left here and you've already given more than most... but when you have time, could you sit on my shoulder and watch over me too?"
BigShell of Floresville, Texas

"I love you, I love you, I love you...I do~ I miss you, I miss you, I miss you too~

Always & forever,"

"hey bud
finaly got a chance to leave a thank you ..I'm sorry for your family's lose but im sure yous are very proud of rob ..even tho i didnt know him i'm very proud of him and will hold him in my hart and soul always ..sucks that there are so meny young men and weman loseing there lifes over there but it is something that needs to be done for our sake and for that i will always look at him and all of them as my heroes and thank them all for being there for us ..will think and thank them always everyday at some point i will think of him and them all ..and look up to give them thanks
your friend tommy_twotones2000@yahoo.com"
tommy of lowell mass

"Hey I know you watch over me and shannon as well as our new family members . As you know I got married to a great guy who looks after your daughter as his own. We just had our first son not long ago . We have just recently lost a friend of mine also army . When I saw him in uniform he reminded of you. Your mother and i will be attending the funeral. Soon this Friday. I was reminded of you and our daughter Shannon. How she got her name and every thing we went through to become friends again. An to lose you soon after. My husband is now in the army, because your watching i have no reason to mention his name. I know you will protect us to make shannon have a better life . By the way I will tell you ten things that you have missed. 1. she still talks about you 2. she's in kinder 3. currently testing for advanced classes. 4. she is learning the middle name you gave her. she is proud of it now. 5. she has your eyes 6. she lost two teeth 7. her hair is getting long 8. she wants to be in the army and 9. she still misses you. Now that she is older she has so many questions, and thank god your there to help me answer. Your mom has been there since day one, an i'm so glad for that. I guess I just wanted to say that we miss you love you and cant wait till we meet again.

love the Serrano family and Shannon most of all"
Genna Golden-Serrano of San Antonio,TX

"I love you, son...I miss you too~

Love always & forever,"

"Hey Rob sorry I missed your birthday but I didn't forget it so happy belated birthday!!And I wanted to wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS, I miss you so much!! I wish you were here to celabrate with us its just not the same without you!! You know while all the family waits for you to wake up and join us on Christmas!! J/K Any way I love you and miss you tons!!"
your sis Heather of San Antonio

"You know I told you on your birthday but I wanted to tell you on here. Happy Birthday. Man your old LOL. Well I LOVE YOU talk to you later."

"Dearest Rob,

Happy 23rd Birthday, sweetheart. You know, they say that time heals all wounds but, whoever came up with that obviously didn't have children. This is your 4th birthday celebrated in Heaven and, on days like today, it "ISN'T" easier. I woke up this morning and my heart "hurt". I know I'll get through the day, just as I've gotten through almost 3 1/2 years since you were redeployed to Ft. Heaven. It's just so painfully real now. I miss you kiddo, and I'll always love you. Noone and nothing can take away the love & the memories. You're in my heart and with me whereever I go. Here's to you my son, "May God keep you in his tender care...till He brings us together again..." Love always & forever, Mom"
Kim Smith of San Antonio, TX

Or as i knew him LIL Rob, robby and i were very good friends before he joined the army and i joined the navy. I just wanted to say i miss you rob you were my best friend of all our friends, you will be in my thoughts and memories forever. love ya big rob"
robbie luthander of from san antonio currently naples italy

"Hello, Sorry I have not wrote you in so long. There has just been allot going on im my life. I know you already know about it all but still. I was just watching law and order, and it showed a funeral for a fallen soldier. I busted out in tears, I couldn't help but think about you. I bet Shannon is getting so big. Well I love you and miss you. I will talk to you later. bye ~ME~"

"This message goes out to all of Rob's brothers-in-arms. From the guys that knew him in basic at Ft. Benning, up on Sand Hill....to the guys that were with him in Friedburg and Iraq... To SGT Perez, SPC Owen, SSG Joues, SPC Brady, PV2 Stieber, SPC Cox, PV2 Hellberg, PFC Land, PFC Rock, PFC Etcitty, SGT Kirkman, SSG Adams, 1LT Harris, SSG Jackson, SPC Todd, SGT Pena, PFC Tarr, SPC Griffith, SPC Martin, PFC Presson, PFC Dircks, PV2 Stewart, SGT Lowe, PV2 Lewis, SSG Shipp, CPL Almonte, SPC Bowden, SFC Barrett, Chaplain Messinger, and SO Many more..

I know your ranks have changed, you may have moved on, or you may be with different units now, but I want you all (even those I may not have been able to name) to know that you will ALL have a place in my heart forever, and even 3 years later I still think about "the guys" that knew Rob. Please know that I'm always here for you and I'll always keep you in my thoughts and prayers. If you ever feel like reaching out, even if just to say hello, you can always get in touch with me and I'll be glad to hear from you. Whereever you are (and I know where some of you are), I'll always be just an email away. Take care of yourselves and I wish you all the very best that life has to offer, because you truly deserve the best. Thank you for caring about my son Rob and thank you for your friendship to him. It will never be forgotten. God bless every one of you.

With love & warmest regards,

Kim "Mom" Smith (OhItsKim@aol.com or satxkim@yahoo.com)"

"Hey there. Just wanted to see how you were doing? As for me, well, the big day is coming. I'm getting married to a wonderful man, Tony. I admit I was a little scared at first, "pre wedding jitters", but he really makes me happy and smile. He just joined the army as well, and is leaving to bootcamp in January. I was so scared because I am afraid that he will be sent to the middle east, Rob, please watch over him. We all miss you dearly and I wish you only the best. Be safe and god bless you. With love always."
Ana Rivera of San Antonio, TX

"Hey Robbie,
I was thinking today about the first day i met you in middle school. You were the "new boy" and everyone was so curious about who you were and where you were from. We hit it off great remember? And remember the time you came by to see me when I took driver's ed down the street from your house? My mom went crazy because she had no idea who you were and why you were just sitting there with me. I know that it was months between the time we talked, but I always looked forward to hearing from you. The day I heard the news was after the fact and your funeral had already taken place, I couldn't stop crying. It's hard to think that this could happen to someone you know and cared about for a long time. I'm sorry I never got to meet your daughter, but I'm more that positive she has the same strong spirit her daddy had. God Bless and take care. I'll miss you forever and love you always."
Anamaria of San Antonio, TX


"Today marks three years. Wow. I am so sorry I have still not gone to see you. I just can't do it. There is so much about the last time i talked to you that i regret. I didn't make it by there today, but maybe soon. I love you Robby. well I guess that is it. I will talk to you later. Bye"


Sorry I never told you
All I wanted to say
And now it's too late to hold you
'Cause you've flown away
So far away

Never had I imagined
Living without your smile
Feeling and knowing you hear me
It keeps me alive

And I know you're shining down on me from Heaven
Like so many friends we've lost along the way
And I know eventually we'll be togetherOne sweet day

Darling, I never showed you
Assumed you'd always be there
I took your presence for granted
But I always cared
And I miss the love we shared

And I know you're shining down on me from Heaven
Like so many friends we've lost along the way
And I know eventually we'll be together
One sweet day

Although the sun will never shine the same
I'll always look to a brighter day
Lord I know when I lay me down to sleep
You will always listen as I pray

And I know you're shining down on me from Heaven
Like so many friends we've lost along the way
And I know eventually we'll be together
One sweet day

And I know you're shining down on me from Heaven
Like so many friends we've lost along the way
And I know eventually we'll be together
One sweet day

Sorry I never told you
All I wanted to say"

"My dear son,

Today marks three years that you've been redeployed to Ft. Heaven. Last night, we listened to "One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men. We were sitting outside, looking up at the brightest star in the sky and thinking about you. No amount of time can lessen how much I love you or lessen the wonderful memories I have. We're going to the grave today, to put some flowers out there. I don't think of you there though, because to me you're everywhere that I am. You're in my heart son, and you always will be. I love you so much and miss you every single day.

Love always and forever,


"Oh yeah i forgot to tell you. When I talked to your mom she said the funniest thing she said that if they would have named him anything else he would have come out with out a problem but since they named him after superman he is coming in with a bang. Well I just wanted to tell you that I love you bye

"He's here (Kaalel Thomas Colvin). I know you already know that. You probably told him to give her hell on his way out huh. Well he is 6 pound 4 ounces and 18 inches long. He was born on 06-11-06. Sandi and I wanted him to wait until the 17th but i guess he didn't want to(you know a star is born a star burns out). You know i can't help it but cry, it is so sad you being gone. Three years whooo it's seems so short when you look at our daily lifes but when you think of how long we have been here with out you man. Well I know you would have wanted to know all of the details so i gave them to you. I am going to get off now. So tonight stays a good night. I love you and miss you ttyl.
Love Summer"

"hey Robby, its Angel the adoptive older sister because of T. I just wanted to say I think about you all the time. I wish that just one time you'd be on the front porch with your skateboard asking if T was around.....I miss that alot. I was at Sam Goody the other day with my boyfriend and I heard this little boy playing the same chords you and T would play over and over again on the guitar. I cried my eyes out in the store. I bet people thought I was crazy. I remember yelling at ya'll to learn a different song. haha! well I know you are in a better place so I can't be mad...right? I'll go by there this coming Saturday to say hi. Hopefully T will come too. He gets kinda teary eyed even though he doesn't like to admit it....you know how he can be. Well from all of us back here in Converse...we miss ya and we love you very much not a day goes by that we don't think of you. Love ya,Angel"
Angel of Converse,TX

"just wanted to say i love and miss you very much. kaalel is almost here, 22 days if he doesn't come before then. i seen rain today for the first time in like 10 months. it made me think of you. i love you drive on darlin."
diana of fort hood

On this Special day deticated to our Men and Women Serving this Country I wanted to take time out of my day to say THANK YOU!!! Robby you chose to join the army and leave your beautiful daughter and everything you new as normal behind to go defend our country. You gave up your life so WE could be free. I know that you are in a better place but i still miss you. Thank you again and i hope that your daughter gets to know the great man her father was. I love you bye"
-ME- ( Summer )

"Hey Rob, I'm about to go to bed when I realized that today is Memorial Day. I tend to forget what day it is because of my work schedule. Well I remembered because I saw a commercial on T.V. about Ft. Sam Houston. The first thing I thought about was you. Miss You and Love you.

P.S. I know you already are, but please watch over Chris!"
Blanca of Tukey

"I was just sitting here thinking about you of course you already know that. Sorry i have been really busy lately with the boys and all. We go to court this wednesday the 24th of may. I hope it all works out. I don't know what i will do if the boys parent's get them back. I guess i will cross that bridge in two days. Well I love you and miss you very much. I'll see you in my dreams"
-ME- (Summer)

"Glad to have found this memorial. Was thinking about Robbie just the other day.I had the pleasure of having Robbie working for me as a server at IHOP. Watched him grow into a young man who understood what responsibilites were and what he had to do to fullfill his......you will always be remembered as you touched more hearts than you will ever know.....God Bless you and all the heros who gave the ultimate sacrafice.."
John Freeman of Mpls MN

"A while back, I found a very beautiful and fitting poem by Marilyn Ferguson and I wanted to share it with all of you. Mother's Day 2006 was an enjoyable one for me, because I was able to spend it with my daughter Heather, son Sean, granddaughter Aryanna, my sister Kelly, my nieces Brianna and Allison, and my nephew Andrew. Still, I knew the picture wasn't quite complete because Rob wasn't there, and neither was his daughter (my granddaughter) Shannon. I didn't see my stepkids Vince Jr. and Hayley, but I was lucky enough to see them on Friday night. The last gift I received from Rob on Mother's Day, was a giant chocolate chip cookie...that was in 2002. Anyway, here's the poem that I wanted to share:

My Son Lives In Paradise

The dust has settled on the things
That I have stored away
A favorite toy, for little boy
A jar of dried out clay.

A photograph when you were young
Sits quietly on the shelf
thoughts of you come drifting back
I just can't help myself.

A drawing that you made for me
When you were very small
Is framed within this heart of mine
And hangs upon the wall.

A scrapbook lies within the room
Where you once laid your head
Your favorite book, a model car
the pillow on your bed.

I miss you coming home from school
"Hey mom, it's me, I'm home"
I miss the little words and hugs
The special times we've known.

A part of me just disappeared
The day you went away
An empty space now fills my heart
There are no words to say.

A closet filled with memories
Of happy days gone by
A baseball cap and souvenir
Why did you have to die?

The trophies that you won at school
Stand proudly on display
Your many friends can't understand
Why God called you away.

I hear your voice within the halls
It echoes in the night
I see you in the evening mist
And in the morning light.

so many things you left behind
Are now a memory
But little arms that held me tight
Will always stay with me.

An empty space now fills my heart
My boy, my child, my son
You've gone into another world
Where golden dreams are spun.

I do not know the answers
It's not for me to know
But I will know the truth one day
Just why you had to go.

My turn will come to leave this world
I'll gaze into your eyes
God's perfect plan will be revealed
Up there in paradise.

2005 Marilyn Ferguson

I love you, Rob...Always & forever."
Mom (Kim Smith)

"hey sweetie, well little kaalel is due the end of next month. time has flown by so fast. tomorrow is mothers day and its my first one. I miss you so much i wish you could be here to see him. hes going to be so much like his father he already picks on me by beating the crap out of my insides. we just had the military movers come and pack our house and we will be moving to hood monday. im so happy to get the hell away from hell paso. i ready to see some green grass and hopefully every once and a while some dam rain. im going to call your mom tomorrow and hopefully ill see her some time soon. i love you robby and everyday im more proud to say you were one of the best friends i ever had not to mention the best father there was at such a young age. Shannon will be proud to call you her dad and hero. Youre all of our hero. I just wish every one in converse would straighten up and get right. Some of them need to join the military but i just cant convince them enogh to do so. Tommy reinlisted for 4 more years and im happy just cause i know it has changed our lifes for the better more then worse. well im going to talk to you later. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU WITH ALL MY HEART!!!! DRIVE ON SOLDIER!!"
Diana Colvin of san antonio, tx

"Frantz just wanted to say hi and thankyou for your sacrifice and let you know your not forgotten"
LT. Harris of Greenwood, SC, US

I just found this page Its me your friend bear from sanantonio tx im now in hawaii in the army I just want to say I think of you and miss you and so do all your friends Gary even got a tatoo with your name."
bear of hawaii, schofield bks

"Dear Robby,

I wish I could have had more time to spend with you. If you were here we would've had lots of fun together. Everyone misses you, especially me. You were such a great big brother, and I'll never forget that day we spent together at the park. I think you would be proud of me. I'm doing really good in Kindergarten and my teacher is really nice. I love you very much, big brother."
Sean (your little brother) of San Antonio, Texas

"hey robbie this is josh lucio remember me, man i remember the times we used to kick it all the time you are trully a freind to me 4- life you will never be forgotten you are a inspiration to me and i cherious the times we spent together my first album will be in stores in june it will be dedicated to you ill see you again one day and i pray for your family i love all of yall so much dont forget that, your memories live inside me forever god bless."
Joshua Lucio of Lubbock TX USA

"Hey just wanted to say I was thinking about you. Miss you!"
Blanca of Turkey (for now)

"Hey Robby,
I was looking at some old pictures earlier and of course i found some of you. It brought a tear to my eye. I have been very busy lately but i wanted to let you know that your our always with me in my heart. i love you love me"

"Hi Robby! It' sbeen a while since I have visited your site, my apologies. I was in San Antonio, for the new year, I asked Mom and Heather to take me to visit you, they did. Thanks guys. I left you some flowers, tulips, they are my favorite. Well I have a favor to ask. My husband is in Afganistan now and I really need you to watch over him. I don't think you ever meet him, but he is a real good person. He went to your funeral with me. Please just keep him safe. Thanks, Miss you Much!"
Blanca of Turkey


you're the bravest father I've ever known"
Lt. Harris of 3rd Platoon

Merry Christmas and Happy New year. Yeah I knoiw I am late sorry. Well I just wanted to let you know I am thinking about you. I love you and miss you very much."

"January 1, 2006... Happy New Year, honey!! I stood outside at midnight, with your littlest brother and watched the fireworks go off like crazy all around us. Couldn't help but think of you (of course), especially since we all know how much you loved fireworks. Aunty Kelly was here with Sean and I, as Dad had to work. I love you with all my heart and I'll carry you there in my heart forever. Love always & forever, Mom"

"Merry Christmas son! I say that like I would if you were walkng through the door. I know you won't be, and I had a little cry lastnight, but it's still Christmas and you're right here in my heart. I love you sweetheart, and that never changes with time. I've gotta get downstairs and make coffee now. Your little brother Sean might be up at any time. While we celebrate the day today, I know you'll be there...right over my shoulder. I love you angel."

"December 8, 2005 - Good Morning son! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!!! Today, you would be 22 years old....boy, how time flies! Dad & I are going to brave these crazy freezing temperatures (it's 27 deg. right now w/15 deg. windchill!)and take some flowers out to your grave. Later, when your little brother gets home from school, we're going to decorate the Christmas tree...just like we promised (on your birthday). We'll play Christmas music and toast your special day with a glass of champagne (we're so sappy! haha). I'm going to try to keep my chin up today and smile or laugh about the many happy memories we do have with you. I say that and my eyes are welling up with tears. You know me, son...the big sentimental, emotional baby! Anyway, I just wanted to wish you Happy Birthday and tell you I love you so very, very much. Love lasts forever, son....and so do memories. Love you always & forever..."

"In case I am not able to get on here for your birthday I wanted to say Happy birthday. " Happy Birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthe lasts forever, son....and so do memories. Love you always & forever..."

"In case I am not able to get on here for your birthday I wanted to say Happy birthday. " Happy Birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to Robby, Happy Birthday to you!!! I love you and Miss you. Hope its great"
Love -ME-

"Dearest son,

I just wanted to tell you how much I love you and how much you'll be missed this Thanksgiving. Not a day goes by without many thoughts of you. I miss you terribly. I'm so thankful for having 19 years with you, and only wish I could have had many more. I love you, babe, and there are no words to describe how deep and genuine that love is. Always & forever..."
Mom of San Antonio, Texas

"Thinking of you"

"Hello again Robbie! Well I did it. I re-enlisted on Monday. Four more years. My new date of seperation is in 2011, I will have been in for 11 years at that time. I guess I'm a lifer. As I promised before I dedicated my re-enlisted in memory of you. I'm trying real hard to get back to San Antonio for my next assignment. I'm applying to be a T.I. or as you would call it a Drill Sergeant. You remember the guys that yelled at you for the 8 weeks your were in basic. I hope I get accepted. Well my relif is almost here and I'm going to go home and go to bed. I'll write back soon. Love ya and miss ya. Mom(Kim)if your reading this, I miss ya'll guys,all of you, you know who you are!"
Blanca of Turkey

"Hey Honey. Well Summers big mouth already got on here and told you . Of course you knew before anybody. I'm sure you were there when I found out. I'm so exited and suprisingly Tommy is to. I hope we have a boy. You will be known as Uncle Robby just to let you know. Well Bridget is having a baby to. Isn't funny how things work out. Bridget, You and me . I think this is Gods plan cause the people you were closest with are pregnant at the same time. I think its funny . Well I love you and miss you so much. i wish you were here but I know youre in my heart. I love you."
Diana Colvin of San Antonio/El Paso

Diana is pregnant of course you already know that but hey. I am so excited for her, i was really worried when i found out cause her husband has said since they got married that he wanted to wait five years, but diana wanted it now. I was scared of how he was going to react but thank god it was good. I mean he didn't sweep her up and get all excited but he is alright. If it is a boy it is going to be Wyatt Robert Colvin, and a girl Breana Lynn Colvin. Don't know if that is how she is going to spell it. When she gets on here and see's that i already have it here she is going to get mad at me o well she will get over it. Sorry i haven't wrote in a while i don't have the same job i use to so i am not on the computer near as much as before. Well i just wanted to say hi and I love you"

"hi robbie well i know it has been awhile and i have so much to say but just cant find the words to say it. i moved to el paso because diana is here so now me and my hubby are at fort bliss been here almost a month now it is ok i like the mountains the best and it is a change form ft hood. i just wanted to tell u that i have been thinking about u alot the last few days and missing u all the time but i know ur watching us all the time i bet shannon is getting so big i havent seen her since dianas wedding she looks just like u it just blows my mind oh much she looks and acrs like u she was so shy at the wedding it reminded me of when i first meet u well i will talk to u soon it is almost 2:30 am so i am going to go to bed bye dear"
Sandi of san antonio tx

"Hi Robby! I just wanted to let you know that I was thinking of you. Well I'm in Turkey now and will be here for another year and a half. I plan to re-enlist here for another 4 years. I want to dedicate my re-enlistment in memory of you. I will continue to serve as you did. Although I've never been deployed and never had to face the things you did when you were in Iraq, I know that my chances of going are getting higher. Chris (my husband) has volunteered to go as well. He's not in even in the military, but works with AAFES and wants to do his part. He will be gone for six months. I got this hero bracelet,with your name on it, off a web site "mom" told me about and I wear it everytime I am in uniform. So I think about you everyday I am wearing this uniform and know why I continue to do this crazy job that has me worried about leaving my family. But I do it. Your always in my prayers Robbie, and I miss you. I wish I would have kept in touch with you more often when you started to grow up. I'm sorry I didn't. But I want you to know that I have always thought of you as a little brother and I am greatful that your family took me in as one of thier own. Love you and miss you much."
Blanca of Incirlik ABS, Turkey (for now)

"Hey Robby,
I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for what you have done for our Country. I just had this guy come in here, to work, he is one of my brother-in-laws friends and some how we got on the subject of Iraq. UHHH I am so tired of people they just piss me off. he thinks that we have no business being in Iraq Yada Yada Yada. I don't know much about what is going on over there at the moment just had a bunch going on but I do know that you died for what you believed in and if for no other reason then you I think we should stay and finish what we started. You did not die for nothing. There is this women sitting outside of Bush's ranch she is protesting cause she wants to talk to Bush about the war cause her son died in Iraq. The only reason she is getting so much publicity is because she wants to say something negative if I was there and I just wanted to say thank you to him I would not get that much publicity. UHH it just frustrates me. Well I love you and miss you dearly. Sorry for just venting, But thanks I needed it. Have a great Day."
Love, Summer

"Hey Robby just wanted to tell you I was thinking of you and that I miss you SOOO much. Not a day goes by that I dont think of you and wish you were here to BS with!! I love and miss you so very much, and I am so proud of the man you became!! I love you always"
Your proud sister Heather of SA, TX

There is a new song by Trace Adkins Called Arlington. Diana told me about it a month ago and I keep missing it on the radio I catch the last sentence. Well I just heard it, Diana Told me that when I heard it I needed to be in a place where I could cry. She was right. That song is ummm I don't even know the right words. But thank you robby for dieing so that We could be free I love you and miss you. I think tomarrow we (Sandi, Diana , and I) are going to see you. maybe if i can do it love you Bye"
Summer of San Antonio Tx

"I would like to let the family know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Robert was a brave man who believed in his heart he was doing good for his country and for this I thank him personally for the ultimate sacrifice he made."

"Miss You, Love you"
-Me- of San Antonio Tx

"To the Frantz Family, I am sitting here crying at the beautiful tributes to your brave young Robert. What a fine young man you raised. Always be proud of that. Robert is a true American Hero who will always be remembered and honored. God Bless all of you, and think of Robert up in heaven with God looking down on you."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"Hey Robby,
Just wanted to tell you I love and miss you very much. Hopefully I will be able to go see your mom while I'm on duty down here. Drive on I love you."
Diana of El Paso, TX

"Just wanted to say, "I love you, son"

Love always & forever,

Kim Smith of San Antonio, Tx

"To the Mother and Daughter of Robert Frantz:
I selected your son's/father's name out all of the rest to create a special project. It is finished but I need to know where to send it. This is for the the American Soldier Project from needleworkers across the states. If you type in "Project American Soldier" into Google or Yahoo you will find it. I would really like to be able to mail this to you. It is my gift to your family for your bravery and loss. The irony of all of this is unbeknownst to me, on the day that I finished stitching, my son contacted me to let me know that he had joined the Air Force and that his future career field will more than likely send him to the middle east. I chose Robert because of his age in relation to my sons. They are 10 months apart. My son went to John Jay High School for a very brief time. So many things hit so close to home. My son, Mark, will be a fourth generation military man. We are proud and honored that he chose to do this especially at this time. Please contact me. My email is rebuschka@yahoo.com. My husband is the pastor at Church in the Valley, Canyon Lake (near New Braunfels).
God bless your family,
Becky Chadwick"
Rebecca Chadwick of Canyon Lake, TX

"Hey Robby It's been two years to the day. I cried on my way to work this morning. I know you wouldn't want us to but sometimes I just need to. It does'nt feel like that long. Diana has had her good moments and her bad this last week. Just the fact of knowing two years was coming. I was going to call her this morning on my way to work so we could cry together but hopefully she is still asleep and I don't want her day to start any sooner then it has to.I miss you Robby. Love you. I will never forget you!"

"To Robby's mom. It's 8:20am June 17th 2005. Two years have passed since your dear son, Robbie gave his life for what he believed in. I am sure that no one needs to remind you of this. As I head off to work in Bangkok, Thailand I just wanted to let you know that you are not alone in mourning your son. Mom, please be brave and let the wonderful memories of Robbie lift you up and protect you from the pain. He would want you to be happy. His love is all around you, smiling down on you as you sleep, comforting you as you cry. Honor his memory by living life to its full. I am thinking of you and your family on this day."
James of Bangkok, Thailand

Sometimes i come here to just look at your picture. Two years is creeping up on me. I need to go see you maybe this year i will be able to. Maybe when Diana comes down I will go wiith her I know she will be going. Last time Sandi was down we where suppose to go but I couldn't. Well I miss you Love you bye"

"Hey Robby,

Just wanted to say I was thinking of you. I love you Bye"
of San Antonio TX

"My dear Robby,

I just wanted to tell you "I love you, son". I was talking about you earlier. I was telling some friends about the last Mother's Day gift I got from you....the giant chocolate chip cookie. You want to know what would be absolutely wonderful? If you would just visit me in my dreams tonight. Goodnight, son...sweet dreams and God bless you. I love you and miss you so much. I'll see you in my dreams.

Love always & forever,


"No wonder you turned out to be a service member. What a wonderful mother you do have. So positive, real and strong. Already, she's blessed me and I've never even met her. Your short life must have been very full of blessings! Happy Everyday Easter, there, Soldier. We appreciate your service, your sacrifice and the strong woman left behind that you knew as Mom."
De'on Miller, Proud Mom of L.Cpl. Aaron C. Austin, USMC, KIA April 26, 2004 Fallujah, Iraq of Lovington, NM, USA

"Dearest Son,

I wanted to be the first to wish you a Happy Easter! It's such a beautiful morning...the sun is shining brightly, and there's a bird in the tree outside your bedroom window. Rob, I'm always going to miss you, and at times it's going to hurt like hell, but I try to make the most of the really good days and I always know in my heart that you're never far away. I love you as only a mother could love her son....unconditionally and forever. Again, Happy Easter Sweetheart...Loving you warms my heart and soul!

Love always & forever,


"Dearest Rob,

Son, I'm missing you so much today(3/7/05). And I've been crying off and on. I try not to remember sad days, but I can't help remembering this one. Two years ago today was the very last time I saw and held you. I took you to the bus depot so you could get back to Atlanta to catch your flight to Germany. I know we smiled, hugged and said "I love you" but, had I known then what I know now, I would have held on tighter. I would have stayed longer. I probably wouldn't have let you go. I love you very much and I continue to be so proud of you, but I can't help the pain in my heart from missing you. Love always & forever, Mom"

"Hey Robby
I can't beleive you have been gone so long. MAN. Daina's Wedding was yesterday. She is So happy I know you are happy for her. Shannon is just like you. You don't know how many times she made all of us cry. Your attitude shines from with in her. It was just so wierd to see diana get married, ever since you left us she has been so confused and lost but thomas has brought her back. That saying you never know what you have until you have lost it well that hit home with di. I know you are looking over her and I also know that she got a good one, don't know if he will ever amount to you but he is great and she is happy again and that is all that matters. At the rehersal Mellisa made this slide show of Diana life, when your clipping from the paper showed up on that screen the room filled with tears it was so hard and then shannon running around it just was hard Your mom robby she is so awsome, not like you did not all ready know that. I feel so bad I am not good with stuff like this. Ia haven't brought my self to see you since your funeral i feel so bad. Right befor you left and you were her with Sandi and Diana I was to busy to go see you and you were at my parents. I talked to you for about five minutes on the phone but i had to go. If I would have known it was the last time I would talk to you I would have talked to you for hours. Robby I am so Sorry. You were the best man from converse. You took care of your responsibiby I am so Sorry. You were the best man from converse. You took care of your responsibilities. I have so much to say but can't find the right words. Diana showed this site to me like 4 months ago and I have set down to do this like 10 times but i never finish just can't do it so before I back out Robby I love you and thank you"
Summer of San Antonio, Tx

"Hey sweetie, Just wanted to say hi. Shannons going to be my flower girl. I have 2 weeks and a day left. I miss u so much I want u here, I need u here. If u were here i dont know what my life would be like at the moment. You were my bestfriend Robby nobody else could ever compare. Ne matter what u always were there and even though we went through our rough patches we stayed in contact and u were always there. I found my graduation pictures and u were there unlike some of my other friends who only lived 20 minutes away. You lived the furthest and u were there. I love you Robby. I miss you so much. Your mom is going to light a candle in remembrance of you and other lossed loved ones who cant be here to celebrate thomas and me getting married. I know u want me to be happy and I am but I would be so much happier if u were here. But I know I have your blessing and you will always be looking over me. By the way your doing a dam good job cause my life flashed before my eyes in that car accident the other day and I know it was u and my other loved ones looking over me. Thank u for being my gardian angel. I went to see u that same day. The army is great and I enjoy everything I am doing for our country. Believe me when its my turn to go I will be honored cause you have lead me in the right path and now I see what the meaning of my life is. Drive on, Drive on Robert Frantz Drive on. I LOVE YOU!!"

"hey big brother.... whats up? so yeah i miss you so much it just seems sometimes just a little to unbearable for me ... like i just cant take it.. but i just keep telling my self that you are looking down on me.. protecting me. this year started off a little rough and i had a lot of problems. luckily i talked to you and you helped me to see the light of day.. you got me through everything. i hope that you are alright. im doing better and oh yeah i forgot to wish you a happy birthday so happy birthday... i wish you were here with me now.. i wish we could go bowling. all i can here now is your unique laugh... it lingers in my heart and my mind forever... i guess this is goodbye for now and ill write to you later.. to my big bro from his lil sis... love you! bye"
Hayley Smith (lil sister) of san antonio, texas

You are such a credit to your country Robert and we are all so very proud of you. I hand made a Christmas ornament with your name and information, and it will hang on our future trees in your honor. To your loved ones, may God grant you peace until you are reunited in heaven with your beloved Robert."
J. S. of Bahama beach, Maryland

"Thank you Robert for protecting us all. Reading the comments left on this page, I know how very much you were loved. Your family can take solice in knowing that when they close their eyes for the last time, standing before them with open arms will be their Robert. God Bless you brave soldier. From a very grateful American family."
Jim and Margie Shaw of Pasadena, Maryland

"Kim Smith,
I want to give you my sympathy on the loss of your son. I know it's been a while but I have never got your son's picture out of my memory. I think of all the others that have lost their lives here in San Antonio but for some reason your son stays in my mind. I think of him often. Thank you for this website, as it gives me the opportunity to get to what he was like. It's hard to read about him in this way, but I know he is in heaven now. May God be with you and your family. Your son will live on forever in my heart."
G. Rogers of San Antonio, Texas

"I'd like to wish everyone, that has left a message here, a Merry Christmas and a safe, blessed New Year. With all my heart, I thank you for the wonderful messages you've left here. I can't begin to express how much they mean to my family and I. My son was an amazing young man, with so much to give, who strived to do his best to make his daughter proud. Those of you that knew him, know how he always put everyone else first and how his laughter and smile will never be forgotten. Those who never got to meet him...I only wish you had, because I know he would have touched your lives just as he did ours. Again, thank you for your kind words and heartfelt thoughts. God's blessings to you, and Happy Holidays."
Kim Smith (OhItsKim@aol.com)

"Dearest son,

Merry Christmas to you honey. Though you may not be with us physically, I know with all my heart that you'll be with us in spirit. You're so loved, so missed, and I'm so proud of you. I hung your stocking, just as I always have, and there's even a candy cane in it. Shannon will be here today to spend time with us, and I'm so looking forward to that. She's such a beautiful little girl, and so bright too! I love you so much, Rob.

Love always & forever,"

"hey darlin. Its three thirty in the morning and I'm up just thinking about you. I miss you so much and i know your here with me but my heart is so broken and confused right now. I know you want me to be happy but you know. We were just reminissing the good old days and talking about stuff. I just couldnt help breaking down. I'm so torn in two and with the holdays they are not helping me at all. I never got to say alot of things to you and I know you hear me say them everyday but I'm sorry for alot of things in the past and I love you deeply theres just that part of my heart thomas will never have cause you have it. I don't care who knows I just wish I could explain to him. I love you."
diana of san antonio

"Family of Pvt Robert Frantz:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. In the future as you recall the memories of Robert, who continues to live on in your heart." Your son is a HERO. I will continue to keep your family in my prayer."
Carmen Cortez of San Antonio, Tx

"Hey sweetie. I went to wish you a happy birthday last week and I hope you enjoyed your boones farm. LOL. Typical of me to bring you a girlie drink huh? I miss you so much and it breaks my heart to know I can't see or hear you when I want to. You are my hero Robby and everyday putting on this uniform makes me proud to know I'm following in the footsteps of my very best friend and love. All through basic and AIT I thought there was no way I'd make it but I always remembered you were there watching me and guiding me along this journey I decided to take to fill the emptiness of you being gone. I went to visit with your mom and it was great to just sit and talk with her she misses you so dearly as do many people but shes so strong and brave to have the courage and strength to keep going and stiil support our troops. I don't know yet if and when I will be going but I know Thomas is most likely going and that breaks my heart that he won't let me go if he does. I joined for this reason because of you robby I would not have the life I have today if it wasn't for you robby. I miss you so much and I want to go and finish this mission you didn't get to do. Well I just wanted to tell you I LOVE YOU and I always will because "In my heart you will always be mine." Drive on, grab a lonestar and save a dance for me cause instead of the neon moon one day wil be dancing by the gates of heaven together. I love you."
diana of san antonio, tx

"Robby my birthday was yesterday. I didn't know you but I know and love one of your Aunts. Good Loving people seem to run in your family. I just want to thank you so very much for giving me the gift of a safe and free birthday with my loved ones. You gave this country the greatest gift we could ever get Our Freedom. That was a great act of love from you and I will never forget you."
Mary DeFord of Georgia

Happy 21st sweetheart. I know you are having a good one, because you are home amongst the angels. I miss you so much; but I take comfort in knowing that this year, there is one more angel spreading peace on earth this holiday season. I love you!XoXoX"
Ana A Perez of San Antonio

"My dear, sweet son...

Happy 21st Birthday!! I can't believe you would have been 21 today. Time sure has flown by. As I'm writing this, I can feel the waves of emotion rising within me. My eyes are welling up with tears, but I have to try my best to be happy today because it's your day....your birthday. Though we'll celebrate your birthday today, and toast you this evening, I feel like everyday should be your birthday because my thoughts of you and love for you are so constant. I'm starting a new tradition in honor of your 21st birthday. From now on, our Christmas tree will go up on Dec. 8th each year. Son, I miss you so, so very much and sometimes the hurt in my heart is absolutely unbearable. I know you wouldn't want me to be sad but, I can't help it sometimes because it's simply the love a mother has for her child that overtakes everything else. I see so much of you in Shannon, Rob. As she runs around, laughing and being silly, I remember the days when you were little, doing those same things. I was looking at a picture of you holding her as a newborn the other day, when she came over next to me. She looked at that photo, and with the biggest, proudest smile she said, "That's my dad! I love my dad, cause my dad loved me." There's no greater love than that of a child and their parent, because it's so unconditional. I love you so much, Rob. And when the day comes, I'll see you again. You're my son, my hero, my angel. Happy Birthday, babe.

Love always & forever,"


"Hi Robby,
You don't remember me, but I am your Aunt April Smith-Aiwohi from Hawaii. Like your mom, our family lost a family member, my oldest brother Sonny Smith (US NAVY from USS Ranger CV61, 1979-82) in 1985. I know how what your mom is going through, because we are still having a hard time with our loss.
The loss is great but the memories are many and that will never be forgotten. Its been 19 years since my brothers death but we say to ourselves that he is doing what he so bravely wanted to do for our country and that he will be home oneday for the family barbecue we are all waiting for.
Our families have been really blessed to have had such strong and brave men in our lives and You - Robby and my brother - Sonny, will always be our HEROS with our OHANA.
We love you and will always have you in our prayers. Much love to Kim, Vince, Kelly, Allen and Heather.

Aloha from Hawaii, Aunty Nora, Uncle Sonny, Danny, April, Candi, Erik and Froy SMITH."
April Smith Aiwohi of Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii

"Hey sweetheart,
I just want you to know that I love you so much, and I miss you terribly. Im proud of you babe, and I just wanted to wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving; I know you will have one because you are at home with the Lord.
I Love You"
Ana A Perez of San Antonio

"To Robert's Mom,
Even though we did not know your son, I hope it is OK that Robert is OUR hero, too."
Judy of San Diego CA

"Kim Smith (Mom of Robert Frantz)

Thank you for contacting me. Our sons died so young. That is so not fair. And I see by the picture, he too was very goodlooking. Such a shame to lose them. I just hope they were happy and proud. My son was finally finding himself and building up his self esteem. He was so proud of his platoon and what they were doing there. I hope Robert felt the same. There are organizations that will make quilts and portraits of him for you if you contact them. I have received a drawing from Michael Reagan that is so awesome! If you haven't contacted him, please do. I guarentee that you won't be disappointed. I love my picture that he did of my son so much! This pain of our lose will not ease up at all. At least it hasn't for me. I cry consently. I am sure you do too. I miss him so much. I also received a quilt from Jessica Porter who makes quilts for fallen soldiers. Contact her too. I appricate these things that people are sending me. It makes me feel that my son did not die in vain. Things could never replace my son or yours, but it is nice to know others care."
Debbie Drexler of Berryton KS

"Hey Little bro just wanted to say that I am sorry that I have not written here sooner but I have not had the courage to accept what has happened. But last night it hit me that this is for real, and I am so very sorry that it has taken me so long to realize this. I want you to know that I am so proud of you and all that you accomplished and all that you gave!! I could not be prouder of anyone than I am of you! I love and miss you very much!! You are my HERO!!"
your big sister Heather of San Antonio, TX

"YOU ARE MY HERO, and if I met god today I would beg him to bring you back to us."
annonomus of cibolo, texas

"Robby, I miss you! I just wanted to let you know that you are my hero!! I love you!"
your cousin Dana Frantz of Perrinton, MI USA

"I do not know Rob or his family/fiancee but I wanted to say Thank You Rob for fighting for your country. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family that will grieve his loss now and forever. Just know that he is looking over you each and everyday and right there beside you in everything you do."
Kristi of Michigan

"ive never met you ,never talked to you or even seen you in person but you are my brother thru our uncle sam and our mother america i am a u.s marine here in iraq typing this with the type i have to let you and everyone who reads this know that were still out here taking care of what are goal is and you and every other american that has fallen here in this country are still supporting us and keeping are minds set to get it done and for you we will continue till it is done

devildog and local from satx"

"Although we never crossed paths, and never knew we existed you gave yourself for me. You fought for the ones who couldnt, you fought for the ones who shouldn't, and the one who just wouldn't. Men and Women like Robert gave the ultimate sacrifice, and will always be remembered and never forgotten. Thank you family Frantz, and thank you Robert. You are not only a hero now, but forever. You will hold a special place in my heart and prayers as do all the brave men and women everywhere."
Thankful Citizen of USA

"Hello Kim to you and youre family my heart my heart is hurting for you now and from now on.as you know kim i lost my son Shane at the same age and i want to thank you for the letter you you sent to me i tried to e-mail you but it would not go through. i just want you to know i am here for you and your family also[ggoldman@hovensa.com].Thank you Robert for what you have done for your family and this great country of ours. you are my HERO also i know that you are with Shane and your comrads and that still watching over us. Thank you Robert Frantz."
George Goldman of st. croix virgin islands

"Hi sweetie, I was just thinking back on all the memories you have blessed so many people with. Robby, Im not sure that you understand how truly proud you have made everyone; from the people you knew and loved most to the people who have seen or heard your story on the other side of the world. We all hear those stories where one person's life effects a number of other peoples' lives. Yours is that story. Dont ever doubt for a second that you are constantly in our thoughts: you truely touched that many people. I just want you to know, we love you Rob, and we always will.
I Love you,
Ana Alicia Perez of San Antonio

"To Our Nephew Rob,
Its been a year now since we drove to Texas to say are good-byes. I just wanted to leave you a message and tell you, that we are so proud of the man you had become. Every time I hear the song American Soldier,I think of you and the my eyes tear up. I am going to miss that smile that went ear to ear, them big eyes and that giggle in that laugh. I promise you always that I will keep in contacted with mom and keep a eye out on her for you. It breaks my heart to hear her cry and I wish I could grab you from Heaven and bring you back to her but I know I can't. Tomorrow I am releasing some ballons from here in Michigan to let you know that you will never be forgotten. We love and miss you so very much."
Love Uncle Jim, Aunt Judy Frantz and Family of Perrinton, MI / USA

"My dear, sweet son... A year has now passed. It still hurts so very much, especially when I think about the fact that you will not be swinging the front door open with that big, infectous smile on your face. The phone isn't going to ring at some odd hour of the night, with your happy voice on the other end saying, "Hi Mom! How are you doing?..." There's a constant ache, deep inside me...it's like a part of me died with you. As the days and nights pass, I go through the motions. Doing deeds that needll the while, my heart and mind are distracted with thoughts of you. Each time a butterfly passes me, especially out at the grave, I feel it's you trying to let me know it's okay. I've dealt with losses, but none can compare to losing my child. I love you, Robby...today, tomorrow, forever. As I say each night, faithfully, like I've done your whole life..."Goodnight son, sweet dreams and God bless you. I love you (and now I've added: ) and I miss you so very much."

I was sadden to hear the news about Robert when I returned from Iraq. As I get ready to depart again back to Iraq I will always remember you and your family when you lived here in Ventura I.
Again, thank you for all the hard work you did to improve the living conditions in our neighborhood."
Jim Gonzales of Ventura I

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

"Hey Rob,
Just wanted to let you know that I was thinking about you. I finally got up the courage to go to your place of rest. It was very hard to do, but through the grace of God I got through it. I saw Shannon a couple of weeks ago she is a very beautiful little girl. She is growing so much. She can talk very well. I was thinking about when you were a kid and we used to throw the baseball together. I never let on how much you would hurt my hand. Sometimes it would almost bring tears to my eyes. I miss those days. Robby I love and miss you so much. I want to thank you again for the extreme sacrifice you made for your country. You are loved and missed so much. Will talk to you again later. Until we meet again at the side of God I love you."
Uncle Bill of San Antonio, Texas, USA

"The Bible says "grieve not for the dead but for the living". Please continue to watch over your family -- they need you."
Susan Smith of Grand Rapids, MI

"This message goes out to the student from Barker Middle School, who left a post here today.
First, I'm Robert's mom and I'd like to thank you for your kind message. I'm really happy to hear that your teacher has all of you doing such a wonderful project. If you would like any further information on my son, either to help with your project or just for further reference, please feel free to email me at OhItsKim@aol.com.
I'd love to hear from you and be of help if I can. Take care and God bless you always."
Kim Smith of San Antonio, Tx USA

"To Roburt L. Frantz's Family and friends, I am a student at Barker middle school. My class and I are doing a project to search for someone that had died for us in Iraq, I couldnt find anyone and so my teacher and so my teacher assigned me one, it happened to be Roburt. When I read about Roburts death I am glad my teacher assigned me a person, and as I read what happened to him felt really sorry for him. And as I read the messages I'm glad he forfilled his goal by surving his country but I am also sad because he died."
7th grade of barker school

Hey sweetie. I know it has been over a year since you left to Germany, and I know that it has been almost a year since you went to be with the Lord. I dont really know what to say. I do know that i must say that I still miss you very, very much. Im crying as I am writing this... the pain has never really left me. Not a day goes by that I dont think about you. I go about my day, living it day by day, but its very hard not to feel great grief when I think about the life we were supposed to share. I love you so much, and Im trying to remind myself everyday that we will be together, someday. I just want you to know that you have inspired so many people, in so many different ways, in so many levels. You are a hero , babe. We all miss you, thats for certain. It is hard to believe it has been over a year since you kissed me goodbye; almost a year since you left this life. I'm sorry; I still cry whenever I think about the wedding or kids we will never have. I know, however, that God needed you home. The tears will be falling as the anniversary approaches, but I know that your spirit is somewhere beside me; you're just carrying out God's plan.
I Love you; that will never change.
Ana Perez of San Antonio, Tx

Man bro we miss you. We ,Converse crew, think about you and you will never be left out of anyone of the hearts of all those who know you as long as we live on. In our eyes you are a hero and as i can see from this page, everyone else thinks the same. We've all had times that we're all thankful for, and the times we've had will never leave us. You brought the crew back together again from the problems that occured while you were deployed, but once again it was your love and sacrifice that not only helped us, but also showed us that there is still some good in this world. We will always charish you in our hearts.GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU LIVE WITH THE LIFE OF TEN THOUSAND LIFETIMES FULL OF FUN AND JOY..........
Thank you for everything you did for us bro,

the brothers, your friends,
Jason and Justin Bradley
and we as well speak on behalf of all the Converse friends you have.
We will meet again someday, count on that."
Justin and Jason Bradley of Converse, Tx USA

"Dear Rob,
I don't know if I can get through this letter to you or not. Let me start by saying I miss and love you so much. I am so sorry that I ever called my sister to get you recruited in the Army. If I had never called you might still be here with us today. The burden I feel over the loss of my favorite nephew is almost unbearable. I am so sorry that I took you away from your beautiful and preciuos little girl. She will never forget you. I will see to that personally if I have to. Rob you turned out to be such a man. You started out rough but I am so proud of you. You are a man now. If you were here I would gladly take you bowling anytime you asked. I am sorry I was not there for you as much as I should have been before you joined the military. I feel so responsable for your death. It is something I have to live with everyday for the rest of my life. I am sorry I took you away from your mom. She has been real tough about this. She is holding up pretty good. She loves and misses you so much. Rob if you can read this let your mom know somehow. Watch over her. Everytime I see her I am reminded of all the pain I have caused. We we all love and miss you so much. I am sorry."
Love Uncle Bill of San Antonio, Texas/USA

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Robert, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

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

"To the family of Robert L. Frantz -
I have never read so many letters filled with love. I came upon this website and decided to pay my respects to soldiers who payed the ultimate price. I read many letters and saw many pictures but none have touched me the way this particular picture and these letters have. Kim, I felt as if I was reading someone's diary when I read your letters to your son. Although I felt this way, I couldn't stop reading. SO many family members who had nothing but love for this young man wrote great things about him. It touches my heart and brought tears to my eyes to read this; it's almost as if I can feel your pain. I'm very sorry for this incredible loss. Remember to rely on the Lord to overcome, "Rob" is with our Saviour and he is no pain but in perfect health and with a sound mind. He received the ULTIMATE reward. May the Lord continue to bless your family, Kim, and may you feel at peace."
Monica of Comstock, Texas

"Dear Robby,
I have put off writing this letter so many times. It is so painful. Robby I want you to know how proud I am of you, how proud we ALL are of you. You did make the ultimate sacrifice and I thank you so much for that. I wish it didn't have to be you. I wish you were still here with us at yet another family get together or barbecue. I wish more than anything I could take away the horrific pain your mom has. I miss you so much Rob and I remember all the times you were at my house just hanging out and wanting to go bowling or play another game of darts. You were a cute little baby, and I remember those days in Michigan long ago. I told you the last time I saw you how proud I was of you and that I loved you. I'm sure you knew that you were loved when left this place to join God's Army. Because you were. You were loved and still are very very much. I love you sweetie, always."
Love forever and always, Auntie Kelly of San Antonio

Just want to let you know how proud I am of you. I remember the old days when we used to fight all the time and then seeing you once I started talking to Heather again, HOW GROWN UP YOU WERE! Then I found out you wanted to join the Army, oh, how I tried to tell Heather to talk you out of it. Being in the Air Force myself, I thought it would be a far better choice. But you did what you had to do and that's far more then what I could begin to say about other people I know. I can honstly say I was so happy that you were doing something great for yourself and your wonderful little daughter. My son prays for all the soldiers, "fighting at the war", thats what he say's, everytime we pray for dinner,and I always remember you. As I sit here typing this, tears falling, thoughts rushing through my head, I can't help but to feel hurt for you little girl. But as we all know and at times find it hard to understand, life goes on, and yours will go on through her.
Miss You"
SrA Blanca Cantu of Laughlin AFB, TX

"Dearest Robby,
I was just thinking that a year ago, you were right here at home. You had just finished basic & AIT, and you were doing hometown recruiting before you left for Germany. I thought about all this while driving earlier today. Of course the tears welled up. I can't believe it's been almost a year now since I last saw you, hugged you, kissed you, and joked around with you. I miss you so very, very much. I love you son, always & forever...

Kim Smith of San Antonio, Tx

"From the bottom of my heart, I thank each and every one of you that has left a message here. Your warm, sincere thoughts have touched the hearts of my family and myself, and we thank you. Take care and God bless all of you always.

To you, Robby... I miss you so much babe. I have such mixed feelings each time I see another soldier come home. I'm happy for them and their families, but it hurts so much because you should be one of them. I love you, son...now and forever. Love Mom"
Kim Smith of San Antonio, Texas, USA

"I also wanted to say that were I able I would say to Robert Frantz "Thank you" for your service and sacrifice. You are a true hero. Your family will hold dear to their hearts their special memories of you."
Michelle van Vulpen of Colfax, WI

"To the family of Robert L. Frantz. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your son paid the ultimate sacrifice. May he "Rest in Peace" and may you find peace in knowing that your dear son is in a better place. Sincerely with warmest regards I remain."
Michelle of Colfax, WI USA

"To Pvt. Frantz' Family and Fiancee:
Though we are strangers, we want you to know how sorry we are your Robert was taken from you. There is no doubt his thoughts were of you as he served with the Army in Iraq. We will never forget. You are in our hearts. (1/28/04)"
Carol & Larry Miller of Tampa, Florida

"Robert Frantz is a heroe. To his family I'm so sorry for your loss. Reading your messages I know that Robert knows that he is loved. With a wonderful family like yours he will always protect and watch over you."
Valdez Family of San Antonio, Texas


I miss you and will always hold you dear in my heart. I am so very proud of you and all that you accomplished in such a short time. I will never forget all the times we spent together. "The Gang" from Converse misses you and you had such an impact on them. Your name always comes up whenever they come by. It seems like just yesterday that it was you who came by before leaving for Germany and we made plans to celebrate your return. God, in his wisdom, had other plans for you though but the gang still got together and I know you were there with us. It gives me comfort knowing you left us doing something you always wanted to do. I remember when you were just a kid; you always talked about wanting to join the service and I know how hard you worked to reach that goal. You accepted your responsibilities with both maturity and bravery and I will never forget that. I will never forget you. God speed Robbie and my He keep you close to Him always."
Ronnie Rutkowski of Converse, TX

"Happy New Year, son. I wish you were here with us to bring in 2004. I know you were here in spirit though, as it rained right at midnight...and those are "tears from heaven". I love you so much and miss you every second. God bless you, babe. Mom holds you close in heart...always."
Kim Smith of San Antonio, Texas USA

"Thank you Robert Frantz, 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

Day by day I try to get through the heartache of loosing you. Seven and a halve years of wonderful and memorable moments that will never be forgotten. I'm about to follow your footsteps and become an American soldier too and I will try my best to serve our country and our familys and friends as well as you. I miss you so much and the tears just never stop flowing. I will always remember your words cause you will always be mine in my heart too and I love you so much. You are in my dreams always and they make it so much harder but I know one day we will be reunited and together once again. I will try my hardest to keep in touch with your daughter and mom and believe me I will let Shannon know every great thing about you. You were my best friend and you had my heart any other ways some will never know. I will think of you every day and I love you very much. God blessed all of us by letting you be a part of our lives. Our love and condolences from everybody in Converse will always be with your family and the rest of you friends. Merry Christmas Sweet Heart."
Diana Lynn Neeley of Marion Texas, United States

"My dearest son,

Today you would be 20 years old. I miss you so very much, and my heart is heavy knowing that you've left this world so young. Still, through the heartache and tears I'm so proud of you. You grew into a man and took on the task of defending your country's freedom for the sake of your daughter and those you love. Not a single day or night goes by without me thinking of you. Go with God Robby, you're one of His soldiers now. Make a place for us, and we will see you one day soon. I love you with all my heart, son. Happy Birthday!!

Love always & forever,

Kim Smith of San Antonio, Tx USA

"Dear Robbie,I want you to know that I'm proud of you. I appreciate you heeding the call to duty and representing us overseas. I hate the way they took you out but they can't take you out of the hearts of every one of us who care about you madly and miss you like hell. I'm praying for your family every day: Heat(h)er and big-boi Sean, Vince, Shannon and Ana. I especially pray for your mother. Mama Kim is a soldier! She is doing your memory justice and I'm just so proud of her and Operation Care Package! I love you all and I hope to keep you guys in my life forever. Oh, and Happy Birthday. ;)"
Bruno "Andrez" Fredericks, III of San Antonio, Texas / Orlando, Florida

"To the Family and Friends of Pvt. Robert L. Frantz,
I came across his picture and name on CNN and noticed that he died on my birthday. It is unbelievable to think while I was home safely on that day, he fought bravely and died in another country. It is Robert and soldiers like him who make this country a better and safer place to live. Although I have never met Robert, I hold him in the highest regard. For he fought not only for his country, but also for people who couldn't fight for themselves. God Bless You!"
Richard H. Ziobro of Medford, MA

"Dear Robby, I just wanted you to know that you are missed very much being gone and that you take a very special spot in everyones heart especially Ana, Kim, Vince, Sean ,Heather, Shannon
and the rest of your family and dear friends, I will always remember the time when Ana and I went to the greyhound station to see you off before you left to go to germany, how much we didnt want to let you go and how much we knew we were going to miss you, every day that i have gotten the chance to spend with you was another memory and you will live on through each and everyones heart and souls that you have touched... we will never forget you and you are a true hero and evryone is so very proud of you, you were so brave to have done what you did and you will forever be missed. With much love your friend,"
Debra Beall of San Antonio, Tx / San Francisco Ca

"Dear Robby,
I'm going to miss you very much. I promise that our daughter will know well about you and why you had to leave her. I want to say thank you for the memories that we had and for our beautiful daughter Shannon. I will always remember the last time we were together you, Shannon, and I, and even though things didn't work out between us we tried for shannon. I now know you will look over us and protect Shannon for the rest of her life. This has been a struggle day by day but I know that I will get through this for her. Just remember that we will never forget you and will always love you."
Genevieve and Shannon Golden of San Antonio,TX

"Hey Rob,

I just want you let you know that I miss you soo much and you will never be forgotten. No matter what happens I will always love you. When I first met you, you made me feel welcome and I will never forget that. Heather, Sean, Kim, my Dad (Vince), Vince JR, Aryanna, and Shannon are taking this day by day and its hard for us knowing that you arent with us anymore but we all know that we will be reunited with you someday.I just want you to know that Ana and I are like best friends now and we talk all the time and i truely believe that ya'll are soul mates.you will forever live on in our hearts. You are my hero. I still cant believe that you are gone, but I know you have gone to a better place. I wish you could know how proud I am of you. You have brought this family so much closer and for this I am thankful. I know your looking down on us and protecting us right now. You have always been there for me. I love you big bro. Rest In Peace."
Hayley Smith of San Antonio


I feel like I know you even though we have never met. I am a friend of your fiance.

I have known Ana for almost two years and all she ever does is talk about you and how wonderful you were. I am sorry that I will never gete to take over, no matter what."
Marcos Torres of San Antonio

"Robby, It has been so hard to live my life without you. You are the bravest, most courageous person I know, and my personal hero. You are still the love of my life; my soul mate;and Rob, you always will be. You are in my prayers always, as well as in my heart. We are all so proud of you: your family, Kim,Vince, Sean, Hailey, Heather, Vince Jr., Aryanna, and Shannon; your many longtime friends; my family and friends; and anyone else you touched during your lifetime. You have made me so proud, and I will never let anyone forget your sacrifice. I Love You, Rob, and my heart aches knowing that you and I will not get to spend the rest of our lives together like we planned to. But I take joy in the fact that I can live out the rest of my days knowing that I loved the greatest most wonderful man in the world, and that he loved me back. And THAT has made my life all the worth living. It may be hard for us knowing you are not here, but we all sleep better at night knowing you are a hero. I pray for everyone who has lost a loved one, as well as the troops that are still fighting. Robby, my life will never be the same without you. But I take comfort in knowing that when it is time for me to go home to the Lord, you will be there waiting for me. And then, we will be together forever. I love yo thankful for his courage and sacrifice. Shannon your daddy is a hero to all of us.
God bless all of you."
John Jay c/o 1997 of San Antonio, TX

"My heart is broken at losing Robby, a young and courageous man. He went in the Army not knowing he would become a hero to his daughter Shannon 2year old and her mother Genna ,and to all those who knew and loved him. My thoughts and prayer gd prayer go out to Vince, Kim, Heather and Sean his family. Robby, I will miss you and never forget the sacrifice you made for all of us especially your daughter (my grand daughter). You will be forever remembered in all our hearts and memories."
Trisha Golden of Floresville, Texas

"To the Family and Friends of Rob
He will always be in your hearts and his memory will live within all of you.
He died so the world will be a safer and better place someday."
Ken and Molli McKeen of Vermont

"To the Family and Friends of Robert Frantz:
Our prayers are with all those who loved and cherished Robert. God be with you all in this trying time. Stay strong and keep the faith."
The Corrigan Family of East Windsor CT

"To the family and friends of Pvt Robert Frantz:
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 Robert 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 Pvt Robert Frantz:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will alwafuture as you recall the memories of Robert, 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