Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Charles G. Haight

23, of Jacksonville, Alabama.
Haight was in a convoy vehicle which struck an improvised explosive device in Iraq. He was assigned to the 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Group, Fort Lewis, Washington. Died on December 26, 2003.

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"I served with him in the 14th in Iraq he was truly a great man"
Gerard Warren of Perry, GA. U.S.A

"You are missed brother. I know you are making everyone smile up there. Hold down the fort until we regroup."
Corey McWilliams of Greece, New York

"I never knew this hero. I don't know his family. But I know the loss, oh so well. I did my service time in the US Coast Guard. I did search and rescue. But, I have many, many friends and a couple of relatives that have done their due and couldn't make it back home except under the flag. When I saw that bald eagle sitting on one of the grave stones in Arlington I felt that God had returned and just had to look for hisself. I bless you, I bless your family and I bless all of your friends. But most of all I commend you for that ultimate commentment."
Tom Lamb of Heflin, AL USA

"Well its been forever and a day, I can still remember your smile bro. I just wanted you to know you were right and thank you for helping me realize everythings all right. to all who dont know i was ate up like a soup sandwich, at least that was the general depiction, haight help me become a better soldier and a better friend when things were going crappy i knew i could count on him to tell me things were going to be alright. in many ways im here today because of that and at the end of the day i still miss you bro rest in peace when the time comes ill be looking for you."
Spc Streeter of lawton ok

"I never knew this page was here. I just wanted to say I will never forget him."
Jon MacDonal of monterey, CA

"Today, as on every other Memorial Day, I take time to remember and honor the sacrifices made by CG. There's a red white and blue bouquet of flowers slowly drifting across American Lake today, but you already know that. Rest in peace my brother in arms, Nate"
Sgt Nate Adams of Tacoma, WA

"Such a tragic loss to all who knew him. Charles was one of he best of the best."
Larry D. Haight of Bullhead City, Arizona

"I had the pleasure to coach C.G. in high school. I am so glad so many got to know and love C.G. too. I wrote this poem and I plan to put it in C.G.'s memorial case at Pleasant Valley High School. I feel it speaks for itself.
PEOPLE LIKE YOU*

A DREAM I HAD THE OTHER NIGHT
I THINK I SHALL NEVER FORGET THE SIGHT.

I STOOD BEFORE AN AMERICAN FLAG
ALL TATTERED’N TORN, MUCH LIKE A RAG.

AS I WAS ABOUT TO TURN AWAY
A VOICE CAME FORTH AND ASK ME TO STAY.

WHY DO YOU TURN AWAY FROM ME?
I’M STILL THE FLAG I USED TO BE.

IN MANY A BATTLE I HAVE BEEN WORN
THAT “FREEDOM FOR ALL” MAY BE BORN.

MANY HAVE DIED THAT I SHOULD LIVE
BUT SOME HAVE FORGOTTEN THEIR RESPECT TO GIVE.

THEY REFUSE TO PLEDGE OR EVEN STAND
And I’M CURSED AND BURNED ALL OVER THE LAND.

SOME SAY IT’S A SIGN THAT I AM WEAK
I SAY IT IS FREEDOM THAT ALLOWS THEM TO SPEAK.

I AM STILL THE SYMBOL OF ALL THAT IS RIGHT
BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU GIVE ME MY MIGHT.



* Written by Coach Charles Martin and dedicated to Spc. Charles G. Haight who lost his life in Iraq on December 26, 2003. He is remembered."
Charles Martin of Jacksonville, Alabama

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH

"I MISS YOU MY BROTHER"
ben smith of millville mass

"December 6, 2008
To the family of Spc. Charles G. Haight:
Charles 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

""I will always remember Haight as a cool person with a great sense of humor. We would always make jokes and make the platoon laugh during some of the most difficult times...God Bless you Haight!""
Bryan Mealy bryanmealy@hotmail.com of Wilmington, Delaware

"To the family of:Charles G. Haight 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"

"To a great friend, solider, BROTHER. I miss you so much."
Michael W Winters of Mount Savage MD

"In memory of a great soldier. May you rest in peace my friend. I miss you so much! May God Bless all who served and continue to serve for our beautiful country. HHC 14TH ENGR FORT LEWIS, WASHINGTON. HOOAH!!!! (APRIL 2003 - MARCH 2004)"
SGT Queja (SGT Q) of Hagatna, Guam

"It has taken me many years to bring myself to read stuff about my brother. One reason that stands out is that it was so painful to me. I am thankful to all that love him and call him friend.
On another note...for those that want to bash me say it to me not on something for my brother , and no I didnt hit her up for money. By the way its piece not peace...so take your misdirected anger some where else."
Chris Haight of Rossville, GA

"HE WAS MY BOTHERINLAW AND MY BEST FRIEND.HE WAS AND STILL A PREFAECT PERSON TO EVERY BODY THAT KNOWS HIM. WE WILL ALL MISS HIM DEEPLEY. ILL SEE YOU SOON MY FRIEND.FROM RJ STORY"
RJ STORY of ALABAMA ELMORE 36025

""IT'S NOT THE CRITIC WHO COUNTS, NOR THE MAN WHO POINTS OUT HOW A STRONG MAN STUMBLED, OR WHERE THE DOER OF DEEDS COULD HAVE DONE IT BETTER. THE CREDIT BELONGS TO THE MAN WHO'S IN THE AREANA, WHO'S FACE IS MARRED WITH BLOOD, DUST AND SWEET. WHO STRIVES, WHO SPENDS HIMSELF FOR A WORTHY CAUSE.""
William Darby Taylor Jr. of Bonita Springs Florida

"I just wanted to say good luck man and we all will miss you. You were and are still a great leader you will be greatly missed. We had many great times together. You stay in touch and look out for us while your up there. Air Assualt."
William and Christina Mabe of Tampa, Florida

"I remember CG very well. One fond memory that comes to mind refers to his heart and determination. After having is scalp slashed open during school he played in the Pleasant Valley opening game that same Friday night. I wish now I would have kept in touch more. I prey you are at peace brother, for we all seek a better place."
MT3 J. Ryan Chastain US Navy of Aiken, SC

"C.G. is and was an amazing man. He loved Micha,Lacey and Gabriel as they loved him. To meet and lose a soulmate is horrible. To lose one the way this family did is horrific. He used to make oragamies and leave them for Micha. He was kind and generous and was unconditional love. He shared all he had, with everyone and never was able to see anyone sad he was funny, kind and gentle and his son has his traits. He is now with his and Michas daughter Lacey. Peace be with all of you forever Micha,Gabriel, Lacy and C.G. All my love to you. I will forever pray for your peace and strength Micha as you are an amazing woman the both of you shared a beauty from with in and it reached out to everyone."
no name needed

"My condolences to the family of Spec. Charles Haight. AS an Army vet of the Vietnam War, I served with the 555th Engr. Group in Germany from ^67 to ^68. Ironically, my cousin served with the 14th Engr. Bn in Vietnam from ^66 TO ^67. While doing unit re-union research I found out that these units had been merged and redeployed to Iraq where I^m sure Spec. Haight and his unit distinguished themselves. This ole Army vet just hopes all our troops can wrap this mission up and get home safely. God bless."
Michael J. Floyd of Valley Stream, N.Y. USA

"Not a day goes by that my future husband doesn't talk about you. I have heard such WONDERFUL things about you and I wish that I could have gotton the chance to meet you. I can promise that you will never be forgotten. WE MISS YOU!!!!!"
Sgt. Edward Ryan and Michelle Burke of Virginia

"C.G.Man it is hard to believe it's been two years and the 14th is back in iraq now and I know you will watch over them.You will always be remembered I have worn your (kia) braclet for two years and I will have on my right hand until my arm falls off.My wife desiree even wears one for you and we will always remember the good times we had with your family on that halloween night.You will never be forgot. keep on smiling my friend!"
Sgt.Foulks,Eric S. of Ft.Leonardwood,MO

"C.G Haight was someone that my husband had the utmost respect for. My husband Sgt. Mamea, Ala would always refer to him as a funny, loyal, respectful, professional person. I never had the honor of meeting C.G, but I know through befriending his wife they were such a great young couple that had so much going for them. C.G only you will never be forgotten, we have made it a tradition that every 26 of December nothing goes on but just a candle light and a whole bunch of quietness to honor you. You son has everything of you, your eyes and the personality that I have heard so much about. My husband has been wearing a bracelet with your name on from the day he set foot here, he has not taken it off, Only time he took it off is when it was my turn to wear the burden of loosing you. You will never be forgotten."
Sgt. Mame and Moira of Fort Lewis, WA 14th Eng

"I was assigned to the C Co.14th in Iraq, C.G. was one of our mechanincs.I was new to the unit so I didn"t really know him until august of 2003. There were only six of us (SSG Edward Rojas, my self, CPL Chester Prince, SPC Charles Haight (C.G) SPC Corey McWilliams and SPC Lucus Anderson from the whole battalion living in Kirkuk, working with the 173rd out of italy. for three months we ate together, laughed, argued, ganged up on SSG Rojas, messed with our translator (Safat) by teaching him slang and bad words ruining his language skills, we became family because we were all we had. I remember when he got his playstation, he and I would stay up all night playing ATV2, he used to kick my butt. I remember watching movies and saying who in the unit fit the roles. He was a great friend. We had a little Nissan pick up that the airforce gave us and Charles turned it into our party truck. He would "cruise" it through the base blasting System Of a Down. He would always talk about his son. I will always remember his voice and his laugh when we would do stupid things like locking SSG Rojas up in the porta-potty and dumping water on him through the opening on the top or painting the top of his head with red spray paint. Charles would never get mad, just even. I will always remember the good times we spent together and the bad times which made to good even better. Everybody that new him loved him because he always had a contagious smile which only made you smile, no matter how bad your day was. I will always carry your name with me for the rest of my life. I Miss you Charles"
SGT Paul Araiza of Lacey, Washington (currently in Afghanistan)

"The Salute


To those who have died,
And to those who have cried.
We Salute You.

To those who have lost,
Paid the ultimate cost.
We Salute You.

And to those who still serve,
The Red White and Blue.
Our grateful Nation,
Proudly Salutes You."
Tom Balstad of West Warwick RI

"I was with Spc. Haight just a few days before he died. I served with him in Tinderbox and visited him for his expertice in Camp Spyker. He knew me as one of the only other guys in the 14th from AL. I send my deepest regards to his family, wife, daughter, and friends. He was a great mechanic, but an even better soilder."
PFC Childs of Auburn, AL

"C.G. I remember when you, Dave Buckner, and I used to hang out when me and dave came home from school on furlough. I wanted you to know Dave is a Lieutenant now and I'm not far behind. I remember hanging out at Amandas that summer, and sorry I ate all the strawberry shortcake when we went to Gregersons in Oxford. I wish I had one more chance to say goodbye, but I look forward to once again one day saying hello. My brother, to this I do sware I am not far from receiving an Army commission as a Combat Arms Lieutenant and my time will come and You will not be forgotten! Your laugh is in my memory forever. A patriot of patriots and an incredible person made the ultimate sacrifice. I have only met his wife once but I know how much he loved his family. I hope only the best for his parents and brother. A family dedicated to their country. C.G.'s father(retired Marine Corps) and C.G.'s brother (currently serving Marine Corps). The best of warriors shall grace the Halls of Valhalla and there shall they greet their comrades and it is here that they are truly blessed to watch over and guide us. C.G. you are sorely missed and one day maybe I will have the honor of walking those halls with my brother, my friend, and my fellow patriot. (kylecomfort@hotmail.com)"
Kyle A. Comfort of Anniston, AL

"No CG I never thought I'd get a crank call from Iraq. But it fit with the stuff you and Philip did. Like both of you talking at the same time about two entirely different subjects, joining the band, the football team, the track team. Or what about all those carloads to the Piedmont drive-in? When your mother called that night and wanted to know 'Where is your son?' I almost answered like I always did...'With YOUR son!' When I asked why she told me the Army men had come. You know CG, I thought telling the other three about Philip getting wounded was hard and having to email Philip about Lacey. I never thought I'd have email him about you. I've given your mother and father copies of the pictures from the wedding (Chris, Kent Philip and CG uniforms and tux) and 'Walmart'. Isn't it ironic that two long time friends from Roy Webb and podunk Pleasant Valley; one gets wounded and the other...I have Philip's kelvar cover with the memory message about you over his track trophy.
You were a good kid"
Stephanie Young of Jacksonville AL

"I met Spc. Haight at Camp Speicher, Iraq, on 23 Dec 2003. He had been assigned
a mission of assisting me in troubleshooting some problems on one
of the unit's vehicles. Right away we discovered some problems with the hydraulics
on the crane and a few electrical problems which would require repair parts.
His parting comments that day were, " I won't be here to help you when the parts
come in, I'm getting ready to go south for two weeks, so someone else may end
up assisting you"! During that short morning that we worked together I had learned
of his family and his new baby. He was so proud to talk about his
family. I meet many soldiers in my line of work because my job as an Army
Civilian is to help soldiers. I help them troubleshoot vehicle maintenance
and supply problems. I get to meet a lot of people from all walks of life.
Spc. Haight was one of those who impressed me immediatlely. The way he spoke, the
way he smiled, the way he talked so proudly of his family, the air of confidence
that seemed to surround him. Within our first 30 minutes it seemed like I had known
him for a long, long time.

Several days later I learned about his untimely accident from members of his unit.
Everyone was devastated by it. It took a while for things to get back to some
semblance of a routine within his unit. Spc. Haight will be missed by everyone
he came into contact with. I am proud to have met such a fine young soldier and to
be able to assist him in someway. My heart and prayers go out to him and his entire
family.

After things calmed down I went to the site where his HMMWV was being stored
and took some photographs of it. If any family member is interested in seeing
the photographs I will glady share them. I am 62 years old and I have a son
his age. I keep thinking that if he were my son and in such a faraway place
I would want to know every detail I could find. So these photos are offered in
that light and for no other purpose.

254-681-7250
Email: job2458@earthlink.net"
Jim Baines of Copperas Cove, TX

"I have never met or heard of SPC Haight, but the truth is I spent over a year in Iraq and when I got back I purchased a memorial bracelet with his name on it I have been home now for 3 months and have not taken the bracelet off yet and do not plan on it. SPC Haight is a HERO just like all fallen soldiers and he deserves the upmost respect any person could ever have. "freedom has never been free" thank you SPC Haight for your commitment to your country we are the strongest nation in the world because of people like you. "All gave some, some gave all""
SPC Matt Vaughn of Modesto CA USA

"I met Spc Haight on a convoy to Tinderbox, his mission was to stay with us a couple of weeks. 10 minutes after he arrived, he was assiting us in the removal of our Commander's hummv engine. He was extremely skilled, and smart. He was pretty funny too, he had a couple of catch phrases that I couldn't say here, but they always cracked me up. Although I knew him only a short time. I read him as a very good person, who had alot of love for his family. We the mechanics of Bco 5th engineers were saddened very much when we recieved the news. I will always remember him."
Spc west of Ft Leonard Wood, Mo

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God grant your family comfort and peace in their time of need and sorrow. May you rest forever in heavenly peace. You will not be forgotten."
a grateful citizen in arizona

"to the family of SPC Haight I worked with Charles he was my companies mechanic he was a very professional soldier and an even better person always having a smile on his face. I will never forget the events of that day and I will never forget him. My prayers are with you God Bless"
SSG James Smirl of FT Lewis WA

"C.G. WE WILL NEVER FORGET U AND I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT DARK DAY ON THE 26 DEC 2003.I REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I SAW U WE WAS FIXING MY TRUCK AND TALKING ABOUT YOUR BABY.WELL MY FRIEND REST IN PEACE."
SGT.FOULKS,ERIC of CCO14TH COMBAT ENGINEER BATT>

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

"well i was one of charles good friends he was in my company as our mechanic he was a good friend loving husband and devoted father i will always remmeber you man rest in peace and ill see you soon at heavens day your friend shawn."
pv2 capansky shawn of c co 14 th en ft. lewis wa

""I will always remember C.G. I grew up right up the road from him. I can't tell you how many nights me, my sister, C.G., and his brother Chris stayed outside talking all night long in our driveway. We rode to school (Pleasant Valley) everyday together. C.G. and Chris would walk up to our house, come in and wait for me and my sister to get finish getting ready. We were the best of friends. They were like brothers to us. I will never forget all of our great times we had together. I love you and i will miss you C.G.""
Amanda Rupp of Birmingham, AL- Jacksonville, AL

"To Spc Haight's Family:
We sent a card to you in January to Fort Lewis, but it was returned today. We want you to know how sorry we are your Charles was taken from you. There is no doubt his thoughts were of you as he served in Iraq. We will never forget. You are in our hearts."
Carol & Larry Miller of Tampa, Florida (2/24/04)

"My name is Cathie Longstreth and I was the grandmother to Duane E. Longstreth, killed in Baghdad on August 7, 2003. I am also a member of the "Bridge People" of Outpost 122. The members of the Bridge Team rally at Outpost 122 (the exit 122 off I 5) every Saturday in an effort to support the troops of Ft. Lewis, McCord AFB and Camp Murray (Washington State National Guard). We have the honor of greeting hundreds of military members and their families every week. The response from the troops is heart warming and welcomed .

I am writing this message to the other families in Washington State that have also lost a family member while serving our country, since September 11, 2001. My family would like to display a picture of the fallen hero, with the name and possibly the date of death, on the bridge while we are rallying. It is intended to honor them for the sacrifice they made but will not be used by us as a personal political statement. We hesitated to replicate the pictures we find on the many web sites without the express permission of the surviving family, as we have had our own experience with the media attempting to use our loss to support their political position.

If you do not object to us using your loved ones picture, please email me with your permission at one of the email addresses below. If you have a special picture that you like us to use please email that as well, otherwise we will be using one of the pictures already posted on the web.


chilstad88@aol.com
clongstreth@multicare.com"
Cathie Longstreth of Tacoma, Wa.

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

"To the family of Spc. C.G. Haight:
I never had the honor of meeting C.G., but I felt I new him, the reason I can make this statement is that C.G., and my son Mike Winters were best of friends, (in Mike's eyes they were brothers.) They roomed together in Iraq, and worked together on a daily basis. When my son would call home, at least half of the conversation involved C.G. Mike was in transit, on his way home for his scheduled 2 week R&R, when I received a phone call from Fort Lewis, the person was trying to find Mike, to make him aware of the incident. As I stated, I hadn't met C.G., but the news left me with a heavy heart. Mike spent his time at home in somewhat of a state of shock. He told me that he didn't know how he could return to duty and not find C.G. there waiting. Mike has since returned to Iraq, and has let us know that the remainder of his time there will be spent honoring the memory of his best friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with Micha, and C.G.'s family, as well as all of the brave young men and women defending our country."
Michael C. Winters of Mount Savage, Maryland

"SPC Haight:
Thank your for giving yourself so that we can enjoy our freedoms. No greater gift can be given and there are no real words that can express how truly greatful we are for what you've done"
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"In the beginning when he use to call the house during their high school years i was rough on him.
He'd say "is Micha there" and I'd say "WHO is this" and he would say softly " C.G." and I would say hold on. As their love grew and I could tell that my daughter was totally in love with him, she told me one day that C.G. wanted to ask me for permission to marry her and when the time came, he was very nervous and over him cooking dinner for me and the love of his life, he tried to stumble through the thought of asking and finally after about one hour I said "Do you have something you want to ask me" trying to get him off the hook and he said" I am in love with Micha and want to Marry her", and I said YES, but please don't ever hurt my daughter. That's probably want most dad's say when their little girl falls in love with her soul mate. I spent so little time getting to know him because of were we lived and other things that really don't mean much now, but I was hoping that later on we could all have spent some time living life together and enjoying his son growing up into a fine young man. I was very happy and honored to have him as a son-in-law and felt safe that he was my daughters protector and husband because they deserved each other and made a great team. I thank god his son Gabrial was held in his arms to know his father's love before he deployed to defend his country. For all of you that never had the honor of knowing Charles Guyn Haight (C.G.), he was a very special person with so much love for life and his wife and children (Lacey and Gabriel). My heart hurts for my daughter and grandson, but I know that C. G. is saying "don't worry, I'll alway be there and watch over them. He loved the stars and I know that's where he's hanging out watching over his loved ones. Your son has your eyes. God bless you C.G. Haight, we love you."
Robert A.Story of Dixon, Missouri

"CG all I can say is that you are one of the greatest people I have ever met.I won't ever forget your dedication to everything you did. You really knew how to turn somebodies frown into a smile. (even Mrs. Taylor's)You will never be forgotten by anyone who met you. I loved and will always love you as a person and a great friend. I wish your family well and that they will have the strength to go on living their lives they way they would if you were right here with them. I see you again someday. GOD BLESS ALL OF OUR TROOPS."
Christine Jenkyn of Jacksonville, AL

"CG, I wish words could find a way to say what I feel at your loss. You were such a good friend, you could ALWAYS make me laugh no matter what terrible drama was upon. We all love you man!
Always In Our Hearts!!!"
Jennifer Lynn (Johnson) Jones of Dalton, Georgia but at heart in Pleasant Valley!

"C.G. is a man that you could never say enough good things about. He was one of my very first friends ever to make in school at Roy Webb Elementary School. He has had such a tremendous impact on my life. C.G. taught me about friendship, and how no matter what you do your friends will always be there. He was a great friend of mine, and that is something that you just can't find around a street corner. Friends like C.G. are very rare. He was a great friend, a loving father and husband. I will miss him very much. I would also like to thank him because he gave the ultimate sacrafice for all of us. I wish I was a man of words, but I am not and I am finding it difficult to put in words how I feel. C.G. will truely be missed by all the people he came in contact with throughout his life. I know I sure do miss him now. I just wish I could thank him for all that he has done for me. Thanks C.G. and although you are gone...you will never be forgotten my friend."
Jerred L. Brown of Auburn, AL/ USA

"C.G. was always a great friend to me and everyone else who knew him. I will remember how excited he was on his wedding day and when he told me that Michelle was pregnant. That is how I will remember him, with that contagious smile on his face. Thanks for being you C.G. and for all the lives you touched, whether you knew it or not. You will never be forgotten!"
Amber Hicks of Jacksonville, Al

"C.G Haight was and always will be remembered for being a loving and caring man, who loved laughter,and mimicking fozzy,and Gilbert grape,a man who loved his wife Micha, their son Gabriel, and the daughter they lost Lacey born Sept 12-Oct 7th 2001.He was a solider,He knew the chances and took them when he signed,He was proud to serve, His soulmate Micha will have to heal,it will not be easy for they were inseperatable and a beautiful couple inside and out, we all feel her loss,as does their son Gabriel born Feb 12 2003, their mother in law Leona, his brother in law R.J. and his parents and Brother Chris who is a U.S. marine, and sister Joy and their spouses, so many people were touched by his love and laughter, that will be what will make us all smile through our tears,"
no name needed of fl

"C.G. was/is a GREAT husband and father, no matter if he is still with us or not. Misha and Gabriel will always feel his love and devotion from his seat next to God. He was Misha's Light and will forever shine for her. He will lead her and Gabriel through the paths of life as they planed, he will always be there for them, that is the type of man he is. I can still see the smiles on their faces as they wed, the love in each others eyes for one another. That kind of love will live on forever. If only one could experince the kind of love they shared the world would be a nicer place.
For Misha and Gabriel, I pray you find peace. I love you both.
For C.G.'s Mother and Father,I am so sorry this had to happen to C.G., but God needed him more than we did. Have comfort knowing that he will be looking down on you and if you keep your hearts open he will never really be gone.
To C.G.'s brother and sister,My deepest regrets for your loss. I know he was a great brother and he loved you both very much. Keep him in your hearts.
We all will miss him deeply
Thank-you C.G. for your sacrifice for keeping our way of life for us. God Bless all whom knew and loved him."
Lisa D. Golden & Bill Paterno of New Port Richey, Fl. USofA

"Thank you. It's not enough but it's all that I can think to say."
Christy Reed of The Woodlands, TX

"C.G. was a great friend beginning the very first day of kindergarten. He was quiet but also enjoyed making people laugh. We had lost contact after high school until only a few years ago when he and Michelle had passed by my place of work where we only spoke briefly. I learned of the new couples marriage and of C.G. joining the military. C.G. served his country well and planned to serve his community in the medical field after the military. He was loved by his peers and will never be forgotten. Michelle and family, you will continue to be in our prayers."
Kristy Couch Cook of Jacksonville, Al

"I briefly met SPC Haight only a few weeks ago. I was struck by his professionalism and his great personality. He was a great soldier and made an instant impact at my base camp. I am thankful for having met him and for getting to work with such a awesome person. Mrs Haight, your husband was a hero, a great soldier, and a great person. I will miss him. God Bless"
CPT Matt Novak of Objective Tinderbox, Iraq

"I want to take a minute to say thank you for all our heros that are over seas defending our country. I am in the Marine Corps and enlisted in the Corps with C.G. Haight back in May of 1999. C.G. eventually transfered into the Army. I lost contact with him after Boot Camp. I am saddened by this loss. I send my regards to his wife Michelle, and his young son."
Ian White of San Diego, Ca

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

"To the family and friends of Spc. Charles Haight:
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 Charles 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 Spc. Charles Haight:
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 Charles, 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