Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Justin W. Garvey

23, of Townsend, Massachusetts.
Sgt. Garvey was patrolling a village in Tallifar, Iraq when the vehicle was ambushed by RPGs. Garvey was assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1-187 Infantry Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on July 20, 2003.

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"Sgt. Garvey,
On today, the 12th anniversary of your death you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just in Iraq but when you also served in Afghanistan as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Rakkasans!"

"Gregg this is mike Lindsay. I was checking out info for Wounded Warriors on my computer tonight, and couldn't help but thinking about Justin. I hope you and your family are doing well. I will always be a soldier, but it breaks my heart to see our young soldiers coming home to carry the many scars of war, and to the families such as yours, who never had the chance to sit down with your son and have a cold beer. God bless the Garvey family. SFC mike Lindsay(ret)."
mike lindsay of willsboro new york

"I will never forget our get together at the airport us on Christmas leave. He thanked me and I never knew why really. I do believe Justin was a very rare breed of soldier who thought more of others than himself. This is what makes me feel so proud that I had that opportunity to come into contact with him. RIP SGT Garvey and your buddies are never that far away. PFC Scott MacDougal, I visit him whenever I can get the chance never forgetting his sacrifice for all of us. Bless his family and friends."
Scott MacDougal of Bridport Vermont

"true hero to give up his life for ours also one of the best friends anyone could ask for, defiantly my hero always will be."
Billy Lethbridge of Proctor VT

"I never met Justin and only knew him through the eyes of his father. I met Gregg only once and this was in March 2004 at his home in Keystone Heights. It didn't take me long to realize how much he loved and missed Justin. Today, for some unknown reason, I was thinking of both Gregg and Justin. I was glad when I found this web site. It will be hard for me to ever forget Gregg and Justin. I echo the thought of many who are thankful for Justin who died in the service of this country."
Curtis of Orange Park, Florida

"When i first got to my duty station at ft campbell y was nervous and i didnt have a clue what to do or where to be. On top of that we was getting ready to deploy to afghan in 2001-2002. Justin was my first room mate that i had in the army and he was the first person to square me away. He was a great soldier and friend. The things he tought me the short time i was his room mate i took with me the rest of my career in the army. He will not ever be forgoton."
James Ramey of big stone gap virginia

"On November 4, 2012 I participated in a yoga event to support MGH's HomeBase program. My practice was dedicated to Sgt. Justin W. Garvey, his family and friends. Please know neither he, nor his service and sacrifice, have been forgotten."
Maureen Delaney of Foxboro, MA

"This past Memorial Day weekend I wore SGT Justin W Garvey's name on my race bib while running in the "I Ran The Grid" road race in East Northport, Long Island. I just wanted to let his family know it was a honor to wear his name that day and wanted to say thank you for all Justin did and sacrificed. He will always remain in my thoughts and prayers."
J.Tully of Greenlawn, New York

"If anyone is reading this. Please read my post. I miss you Justin. Please read this. http://www.conservativedailynews.com/2012/05/in-remembrance/"
Daniel Colby of Seneca, South Carolina, United States

"Thinking of you, Justin, still missing you, still wishing you were here. Will never forget your 2-year-old's bright smile and hilarious antics. From your cousin"
June of Bloomington

"Miss you Justin.. You were a great brother in law. We have a picture of you hanging in our living room to remember what a great person, family member, and hero you were. Love you."
Andrew Garner

"On Saturday, October 2, 2010, my husband's Army unit marched in the Battle Road Memorial March through Minuteman National Park in Massachusetts. As a former Army NCO, I marched along with the unit. All marchers carried a brick imprinted with the name of a soldier who died in Iraq or Afghanistan. I was honored to carry the memory of SGT Justin Garvey with me on the march. My condolences go out to the family for their sacrifice. Both my husband and son are active duty Army, and we are all proud to carry on with Justin's legacy."
Janice of Massachusetts

""To the family ofJustin W. Garvey ,I am so sorry for the loss of your love one.He died a hero.May you know the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to pray with you or talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church,Rev John B Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015""

"Sgt. As many of Justin's Buddy's have gotten in touch w/ me, it would be my honor to talk w/ you about your times etc. w/ Justin...Please contact me thru www.lesttheybeforgotten.org/com & leave a message...Thank You."
Gregg Garvey of Keystone Hts., Fla.

"Well it has been almost 6 yrs since i have slapped hands with my buddy Justin. I'm SSG Driskill, Bobby j. of 1/3 Infanty "TOG". I dont know if anyone will get this but i just was thinking about my my life and the good old times and as often i Think of Justin. I met Justin back a Ft. Campbell. We attended PLDC together Class 01-02 and was in the same squad. Directly following that we also deployed to Afganastan and Iraq together. While we were both stationed with 1-187 Inf. "RAKKASANS". From day one Justin alway keeped a smile on my face, from staying up late in school preparing for the next day or after a long day of patrol in the desert. We would make it a point to chill out have a cold bottle water, "wishing it was a beer" about every two weeks and talk about the BS going on and laugh about it. We werent in the same company so it was a welcome relive to talk to someone you didnt wake up to every morning,lol. Well about 3 days before the last night i would ever see Justin again i ran into him in the fort we lived in outside talafar. Slapped hands and I said, whats up bro.? "Not much we got catch up sometime he replyed". I replyed," we gotta man its been awhile". We went on about out way, i think he was headed to chow and i was headed out on mission.



So I didnt ever get to see him again and after that I havent spoke of that night until now. Bc its been hard to deal with. I just want you to know that He will never be forgotten. Justin changed my life, I was going to get out of the army after that deployment since then i decided to continue to 20yrs of service. Thank you Sgt. Garvey for being my Friend.


Bobby D."
Bobby Driskill of Washington D.C.

"I was good friends with Adam, Justins brother back when we were little. I only had the honor of meeting Justin maybe once or twice but i know he was a good person, he will be missed forever. Love to you Adam, Angie and family."
Matthew Russell of townsend

"To the family of Justin W Garvey, I wanted you to know that I wear and will be wearing your son's KIA bracelet as I head off to basic training. Your son will never be forgotten and I am greatful everyday for the sacrifice he and others have made for our freedom. I hope to serve my country as proudly and honorably as he has. RAKKASAN"
Meredith M of Fort Sill, OK

"Dear Garvey Family,
My thoughts are with you and your son or loved one everyday. I wear a KIA braclet everyday with the name SGT. Justin W. Garvey 1/187 INF. REG. 101st AB 20, JUL 2003 IRAQ. There isn't one day that passes by that I don't look down and stop and think of the sacrife that he made for our contry. I'm enlisting in the U.S. Army and everyday this braclet with your sons name hits home to me and makes me realize the sacrifce people make everyday for our contry"
Jeffrey Gillette of Florida

"I was in Telifar the same time that Justin was, but with 2/187th Inf Regt. I have a KIA bracelet with his name on it. God Bless him and his family and all of the Rakkasans that served and never came home."
Matt Hilerio of Saint Joe, MI

"Dear Garvey Family:
I just happened upon your website while looking for a MOM's of the Military Support Group. My thoughts and prayers are with your family having lost your son in the Iraqi War. My son, Joey, was just home on leave for 2 1/2 weeks, back to Fort Hood for 1 week, and then back to Iraq for his second tour. I know how it feels, I worry and I pray the whole time he's over there. Such brave souls, willing to risk their their lives for our freedom. OUR HEROS!!
suzy_chase@hotmail.com"
Sue Chase of milwaukee wi

"Courtney,
Thank You for your kind words & support.
I will be in Minneapolis from 8/29/08 to 9/1/08; w/ a group of Gold Star Families & would like to meet up w/ you or at least talk w/ you...
You can contact me @ lesttheybeforgotten.org
Sincerely,"
Gregg Garvey (Justin's Dad) of Keystone Hts., Fla.

"To The Family and Close Friends of Sgt. Justin Garvey,

Although five years have now passed since Justin's loss in the Iraq war, I want you to know that Justin has not been forgotten; nor have any of you, those of you who loved him and knew him best. Justin and I were high school classmates in the small town of Proctor, VT, and while we were not close friends, I remember Justin fondly. In fact, Justin's name has not left my thoughts for one day in these past five years...and each of you has remained very much in my prayers. While I was at Justin's funeral, and while I have been trying to honor him in numerous small ways, until now, I haven't really been able to express to all of you how deeply sorry I am for your immense loss. I just want to send much love and continued support your way.

I do remember Justin, I remember his vitality, his sense of humor, his laugh. I remember seeing how he did not hold back in love--for his family or for his friends. I remember noticing how even as the captain of the soccer team, he displayed a sense of duty, a genuine commitment to the well-being of others. As many of his fellow servicemen have noted, Justin was a man of integrity and quiet leadership...Perhaps most fundamentally he was a person with a name and a face; he was a son, a brother, a love, a friend...and he will not be forgotten.

Yes, Justin continues to be loved and missed, even by those of us who might've only been acquaintances of his. I feel honored to have spent a few moments in his presence, and I send only love and heartfelt sympathy to you whom he loved most. Each of you remains very much in my heart."
Courtney Gildersleeve of Minneapolis, MN, USA

"Dear Garvey Family,

I just heard Mr. Garvey on Hannity's show. I live in Milwaukee and it is re-broadcast at 6 to 9pm here. I try not to miss it because it is a beacon of truth and I love hearing about brave men like your beloved Justin. I have a son named Justin, too. He is 29, a Captain in the Air Force and a doctor currently serving in pediatrics at the Naval Hospital in Norfolk, VA. I know he could be sent anywhere, at any time. He does, too. I have told him that whatever he does for his country, wherever he is, is the best use he can make of his abilities. He is serving his country, currently, by using his medical skills to take care of those who come into the Naval Hospital. He is proud to serve in this way.

My heart,thoughts and prayers go out to the Garvey Family not only today, but without end. Your Justin's sacrifice is appreciated by me and everyone I know. We give thanks every day for men like Justin Garvey. He is a hero beyond measure.

With the decision of the liberal-leaning Supreme Court today to give "rights" to the captured uniformless, vicious, enemies of war, we must all rise up and take back our country. That the Judicials of our govenment should over-rule the Commander-In Chief is a hallmark of tyranny. Rest assured that people, all over the country, are not going to allow our country to be taken over by Marxists OR Islamists. We ARE paying attention.

God bless you and give you the peace you so richly deserve.

Most sincerely.

Sharon J. Boudreau
Milwaukee, WI 53226"
Sharon J. Boudreau of Milwaukee, WI USA

"My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I just heard your story Greg on Sean Hannity.

My brother-in-law spent close to two years in Iraq.

This country is so blessed to have people like your son and my brother-in-law. I wish more people realized the sacrifices they make.

God Bless"
Cyndi of MN

"June 9, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Justin W. Garvey:
Justin gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"To the family and friends of Justin and all the others that have passed in this noble struggle.Please know and believe as I and many,many others do that these sacrifices that were made have made a significant difference in the overall safety of our beloved country and the world as a whole. On behalf of my wife and my three kids THANK YOU JUSTIN W. GARVEY"
Joe Conway of Tewksbury Ma.

"I didnt know Justin, but I have heard so much about him from my boyfriend Nathan Smith who has since passed also. Nathan only had great things to say about Justin and he was very proud to call Justin his friend."
Lora Taylor of Muncie IN

"Four years seems like a long time but it can be just a moment ago for those who love you. This man is a hero and he will always be remembered as such! In the great tradition of patriots who fell before him in the protection of our liberty, his memory will live on.

To the father of this fearless trooper: I just heard you on the Mark Levin Show, you and your wife are also heroes for raising this fine young man. We are all in your debt."
Sean Plankey of Knoxville, TN

"I am truely sorry for your loss. SGT Garvey was a good man."
SSG Hemphill of Syracuse, NY

"May God bless your memory forever within the minds of all Americans who value and note your part in staying our freedom. Your family is a beautiful, caring one that has affected so many in our land. As a veteran, I kneel and salute you!
dr. bob nilson"
robert nilson of monroe, ny USA

"I am sorry. one of my friends messed up my message. Forgive Me"
Joseph Gerdeman of Bakersfield California United States

"dear Garveys i feel youre lose my oldest cousin died and he was in the coast guard"
casey pierce of bakersfield,california,USA

"Thank you for what you have done for us. Who knows, without your service we might not be what it is today. At least we know were he went when he died. He is with the Father now and will live forever. This is from your loving people that you protected and payed the ultimate price for. From Olive Knolls."
Joseph Gerdeman of Bakersfield,California United States of America lalalalalalalala"

"Thank you for what you have done for us. Who knows, without your service we might not be what it is today. At least we know were he went when he died. He is with the Father now and will live forever. This is from your loving people that you protected and payed the ultimate price for. From Olive Knolls."
Joseph Gerdeman of Bakersfield,California United States of America

"dear justin we may not know you or who you are but us here at Olive Knolls Christian School will be thankful for all you did for us From: OKCS"
casey pierce of bakersfield,california,USA

"God Bless you Justin Garvey. I have the pleasure of being able to call Justin's father Gregg a friend."
Pete Johnson of Massapequa Park, NY

"I will always remember your great attitude on life god bless you and your great family. DOC Bergman HHC1/187"
sam a bergman of LasVegas,NV USA

"I served with sgt garvey in 2002 at ft campbell he kinda showed me the way as new soldier. I'm so sorry he's gone"
chad calk of walnut ridge ar

"so sorry for your loss. we also lost our son 10 months ago.
i will keep you in our prayers"
of philadelphia

"Justin I appreciate the sacrifice you made for this country and the bravery you had to leave your family and home. i'd never had the honor of meeting you but you seem so much closer for what you've done. My brother is down in Iraq and he's told me he prays for you every night. Thank you Justin for your bravery and will."
Maggee of Walkersville, Maryland

"To the entire Garvey family, God Bless you all! Any attempt by me to put into words the admiration my family has for the heroic actions of your son would be feeble at best. The bravery and dedication to Duty Honor Country will forever be a testament to his spirit."
Don Gallerani of Lake Ronkonkoma, New York USA

"My deepest condolences to Gregg Garvey and his family. His beloved son, is our hero, and I salute him, for defending our freedoms. He will not be forgotton"
Debbie of Tucson, Arizona

"Gregg Garvey Family .....to your son, Sergeant Justin Garvey HE IS TRULY THE MEANING OF A GREAT AMERICAN !!

We WILL NEVER FORGET HIM, & WHAT HE HAS SACRIFICED FOR US!!

Gregg, we NOW know your BEAUTIFUL SON, because we have had a chance to speak with you personally.

PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH Gregg !!!

God Bless the Garvey Family !"
Love Suzi & Hugh O'Neil of Garnervill, NY

"To the Garvey Family,

My name is Jo Brazzell and I never had the honor of meeting Justin but my husband did. You see he and my husband, Cpl. Spencer Brazzell went to Infantry Mortor Leadership Course at Ft. Benning in November of 2002. They became friends while there, however, when they returned to Fort Campbell, both went back to their respective units to train and then deploy to Iraq. I was shocked when my husband informed me that Justin had been killed. My husband took the news very hard. Some months later, I was in US Calvary buying some items and saw a bin with bracelets in it. When I got closer I saw that each bracelet bore the name of a 101st soldier that had been killed in action in Iraq. The bracelets had been seperated by brigade (327th, 502nd & 187th). I reached into the bin marked 327th since that is the unit my huband is with and pulled one out. It had Justin's name on it (and had been put in the wrong bin). When I told my husband, he couldn't believe it. I put the bracelet on in November of 2003 and I still wear it today (December 4, 2005). I want you to know that it is an honor to wear it and I pray for you, his family, every day. My husband is currently in Iraq for his second tour of duty. It was hard for him to go back but he knows that he must help complete the mission Justin and the other brave men and women who gave their lives started. Justin is not forgotten and I consider him a hero of the highest caliber. May God bless your family!"
Jo Brazzell of Fort Campbell, KY home of the 101st Airborne

"I wanted to say a little bit about Justin Garvey even though I did not know him. My husband and I were traveling on vacation in August of 2005 on our way to Canada. We happened to stop at Justin's mom's house for a garage sale. We spoke briefly, played toss with her cute little dog, and she mentioned in passing that her son use to surf due to some items she was selling. When my husband and I were about to leave, I noticed a bumper sticker on her back car window. It said, "In memory of Justin Garvey July 20, 2003." She walked over asking if I had anyone in the military and I said my son was in the National Guard but hadn't been deployed. She told us the sticker was of her son and began telling us a little bit about him, how he had always wanted to be in the military and help others. How she had spoken with him many times while he was in Iraq and that he was proud to be there defending the innocent. She mentioned that Justin was in Iraq when the statue of Sadam Hussain was torn down by the Iraqi people and that they were so glad the American soldiers were there that the only thng they could do to show their appreciation was to wash the soldiers' hands in water which was a rare commodity for them. Justin had told his mom, he belonged there, to help these people. What a courageous lady Justins' Mom is. Once I returned home from vacation, I went to this web site to read more about this young man who died at the age of 23. I was very moved to see what a helpful young man he had always been and was not surprised that he felt the need to join the National Guard at an early age, Junior in High School. I would like to say, just how proud I am to know there are young men and women in the United States, that feel compelled to help the helpless,innocent, and to protect the people of the United States from terrorist. THANK YOU JUSTIN, for paying the Ultimate price for "our" freedom."
Melody & David Boudreau of Coventry, RI

"Never to be forgotten. Your service and sacrifice. May God continue to bless you and your family."
Bob Neumeyer of Georgetown, KY

"God Bless you and your son for everything."
Johnny Glover of Abilene TX

"9 AUG 05 -
Rest well brave soldier, you are not forgotten."
D. BURT of PORTSMOUTH, RI

"God bless you and your whole family."
Sgt Serrano of Lakewood, Washington

"Thank you Sgt. Garvey for defending the freedoms we all cherish. Your brave deeds have made America safer and we are deeply grateful to you. You are our hero and will be remembered each day we raise our flag in the front yard. God Bless you and may He grant your loved ones peace at this time. From a very grateful American family."
The Shaw family of Pasadena, Maryland

"I apologize for this being late - The Garvey family has my deepest condolences for the loss of their son. It is because of great men like Justin W. Garvey that the rest of us may enjoy everyday life, something that we should never take for granted. Freedom is not free and my heart goes out to the Garvey family."
Charles L. Wise II of Townsend, MA

""Justin, It was Great serving with you in the ARMY". You will be greatly missed by friends and family. To all the good times we had and to all the time in heaven that we have ahead. In my eyes Justin is a pure hero and was a good friend. Sergeant Garvey, good-bye and we will miss you with all or our hearts. 1-187 inf. Mortars"
Daniel C. McAuliffe of Kingston, Ma

"Justin, You were such a special person. I want to thank you for everything you did for our country and personally what you have done for me..... We miss you!"
Christine & Collin of Pittsford, VT

"To the Garvey Family,
I know you have heard this many times, but Justin IS a brave soul and a true hero. I know I may have never met him or his family, but I wear his name and picture on a bracelet around my wrist as a reminder of those who have fallen. Don't forget that those you may have never known will always remember the true heroes."
Melisa Oporto of Plano, Texas

"To the Garvey family,
Your son is a hero. I have had the pleasure of meeting a few members of your family and have read the stories written about him. And even though i never got the chance to meet Justin, I am grateful to be able to hear about the memories that will last forever in the hearts and minds of those who knew him.

Townsend EMT"
Sandy of Townsend, Ma USA

"To the Garvey family,
Your son is a hero. I have had the pleasure of meeting a few members of your family and have read the stories written about him. And even though i never got the chance to meet Justin, I am grateful to be able to hear about the memories that will last forever in the hearts and minds of his loved ones. God Bless...

Townsend EMT"
Sandy of Townsend, Ma USA

"Dear Greg, Angie, Katie, & All the family:
We just want you all to know we are still remembering you all and your beautiful son, brother, husband. Recently we saw Brian at Roy's homecoming. It was so very thoughtful (and we know difficult) for him and Lindsay to come. We think of you so often and as the one year anniversary has come and gone, we know you probably can't believe where the time has gone. We know all too well how it is. But please remember that you aren't alone. We care. God Bless and Keep you..."
Doug & Deb Jerdo of Saranac Lake, NY

"My heart goes out to Sgt Garvey's family. I can only imagine what they must be going through and it breaks my heart. Only God knows why Sgts Garvey and Jordan were taken that night and my son was spared. But I do know both were truly great men and will be sorely missed."
Cynthia Norman of Eugene, OR, USA

"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

"Justin, I was Great serving with you in the ARMY. You will be greatly missed by us boys from the 1-327th mortar platoon we enjoyed the few weeks that we did get to know you at Ft. Benning for IMLC. Thanks for the memories and RIP brother."
SGT Davis, J.R. of Ft. Campbell KY

"I met and had dinner with Justin's father this evening at my godson's house. Justin was in Alex's unit (different brigade). I was inspired by the stories of Justin, (I wish I had known him), and by his father's continued strength and his support for the troops. We are in a war, and we cannot let the nay-sayers in the Capitol deter this nation from defending us. It would not be fair to Justin, nor to the others who gave the last measure of devotion. God Bless America, and Justin and his extended family."
John Iorii of Jacksonville, FL, USA

"TO THE FAMILY AND OTHER FRIENDS OF JUSTIN GARVEY I AM SORRY WE LOST HIM. I HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH AND AROUND HIM HE LOVED HIS JOB AND HIS SOLDIERS A TRUE NCO "UNTIL WE FORM AGAIN" 1-187INF RAKKASAN"
SGT BROWN of FT CAMPBELL KY

"Today, May 6th, 04, I heard you talking to Sean Hannity on the radio - and the pain you and all the families of these fine and brave soldiers face each day -- I am so very sorry the media is so cruel in the face of your sorrows.
Thank you for SPEAKING OUT and letting your voice be heard over the nay-sayers! Again, remembering your family.and Remembering Justin"
Sandi B of MT

"Justin was a true hero. May God comfort his family. He will be sadely missed. May God Bless Wanda
wandarogers2000@yahoo.com"
Wanda of Manchester,Tenn USA

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Justin, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Hobie,
Some days are worse than others; but I'm staying strong for You. Thanks for being w/Me...Yes, We have alot of work to do; but We're gaining on it & will get it accomplished...I'm Proud Of You...& As Always...Love, Dad xxooxxooxxoo"
Gregg Garvey (Dad) of Keystone Hts., Fla.

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

"Dear Garvey Family,
I know this is very late, but I want to extend my deepest sympathy to the loss of your son last summer in Iraq. Justin and I went through basic training together. His bed was right next to mine. We quickly became friends. I remember his chronic homesickness, and his warm descriptions of the people he loved and missed back home. Words fail me. I mourn the loss of this exceptional young man."
Jason Hall (A co 2-19, Oct 98) of Seattle, WA

"i am so sorry to hear i hope he had a wonderful life."
lauren of Pa

"Dear Katie, Greg & Angie, and all of the Family of Justin,
We just want you all to know how very sorry we are for the loss of your husband and son, Justin. You all have remained in our prayers and we know what a difficult thing this is to go through. We lost our our daughter 25 mos ago and it still seems like yesterday. Justin died as a hero and for his country and I am sure you must be proud of that, even though it still hurts so much. Please know that we will never forget him...All Our Love,"
Debbie & Doug Jerdo of Saranac Lake, NY

"Thank you for your service. You represent all that an American should be. Without your sacrifice we would not live in safety. -- I lived in Townsend for many years. I hope that your family can appreciate the thanks that you and they deserve. Thank you again."
Norman Adams Lariviere of Ayer, MA

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

"To Justin's wife Katie,
Our dear sweet Katie. The lost you have endured this year is more than any one should have to bare. We are so sorry for the loss to our family. At the same time, we are so proud Justin believed enough in the principals of freedom to secure that freedom for future generations. Justin's ultimate sacrifice has helped to insure our country remains free. You and Justin are in our thoughts and prayers everyday. We love you so much. We know our boys have a very special guardian angel watching over them every day. Justin's memory and sacrifice will NEVER be forgotten. With all of our love."
Tommy, Cathy, Knox, and Ethan Ferguson of Jackson, TN USA

"Justin was and continues to be an inspiration to me and I am sure millions of Americans across this great land of ours. A land Justin gave his life to help protect. My prayers are with him and his family during this time of grief. If I do anything for you such as someone to pray with or someone to talk to please dont hesitate to contact me at ctpoet1@yahoo.com"
Chris Decker of East Windsor CT USA

"Over three months have gone by since that July 20th early morning patrol that took the life of Justin W. Garvey. Many other fine American soldiers have died since then too. Justin's father, Gregg Garvey, has channeled his pain and grief into a very worthwhile project; to put an individual memorial in the hometown of every service person lost in the war on terror. Sgt Garvey came from good stock; his father is a determined and capable man. Please visit: www.lesttheybeforgotten.org

Please consider becoming a part of this project to honor ALL of our fallen heroes.

P.S. Yes, my son was wounded that night. Two good soldiers/sons died and mine son was spared. God must have known that I wasn't strong enough to handle it and these other parents were. My heart goes out to them. When that late night phone call came I experienced 15 seconds of anguish. They have experienced that anguish every since and for ever more. God be with them."
Matt Norman of Union Lake, Michigan

"To all of Justin's Family and Friends, There isn't a day that goes by that we don't think of him and miss him terribly. Our daily lives have been affected by his passing and we'd give anything just to have him back. He was such a great friend, a brother. He's got a piece of our hearts with him in heaven. We hope you are all doing better than when we last saw you in July-- we're so grateful to have met all of Justin's loved ones, our extended family. Though we are still mourning, we hope that someday we'll all find comfort in knowing that he's at peace."
Will and Jackie Burrows of Alexandria, Virginia

"To the family of Sgt Justin Garvey:
My husband and I were really close with Jason we wanted to express our deepest sorrow for your family, our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief"
Will,JJ,Tray and Jordan Morrow of ELba,AL/US

"To the Garvey Family,
It was the greatest honor to have been able to call Justin my friend. He was a man who had no enemies. His personality attracted anyone who came around him. I thank God for giving me the opportunity to work with him and to be his friend. Though he was only a man, he is everthing I want to be as a man. Everyone, who ever met Justin is better for it. It was an honor to have served with him up to the end, that night. He taught me what a true hero is."
Sgt. Douglas W. Norman of Ft. Campbell, KY

"Justin was a good person. One of the sweetest, most caring people that I have ever met. I know that he had a heart of gold and loved his family and Kate more then anything. I had the honor to get to know him through mutual friends whom I know miss him more then anything. Justin was truly a hero. I feel privilged to have known such a heroic young man. May god bless his family and friends. God Bless the USA."
Amanda of Hopkinsville

"To the Family you are in my prayers...May God bless you. I do want to say it was a honor to have him in our military Thanks for serving our country"
Stacey (Proud Army Wife) of Zephyrhills,Florida

"Our condolences and deepest sympathies to the family of Justin. He was a good man and a good soldier. My son served with him and was on that July 20th patrol. My son mourns his loss as do we all."
Matthew W. Norman of Union Lake, Michigan

"Although there is very little that can make our family feel better at this early stage, these messages are VERY important. Justins mother, wife, sister, and brother want nothing more than to have their loved one back. But if that is not possible, they need to know that people see what a hero he was. Not just in his military career, but in life! We thank you for your kind words, I will monitor this site, and show them. It is very special to know that people from all over take the time to write a little something. Thank you all very much."
Andrew Bertrand of Houston, TX

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Justin Garvey:
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 Justin for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Justin Garvey:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Justin, 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