Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class John D. House

28, of Ventura, California.
House died in a helicopter crash near Ar Rutbah, Iraq. He was assigned to Naval Medical Clinic Hawaii, Marine Corps Units Detachment, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Died on January 26, 2005.

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"Your smile always in my thoughts. Thank you for your dedication to our country. Words can't express. We love and miss you House. Your corp school friend, Hm2 Ronald Blake Smith."
Hm2 Ronald Blake Smith of Flagstaff , Az

"Miss you Johnny.... every single day...
Love, Mom"
Susan L. House of Simi Valley, CA

"Not a day goes by that you aren't in my thoughts. You are missed by many John.
Semper Fi Brother"
SSgt Manley of New Orleans, La

"Miss you bro."
Chuck of San Diego

"RIP John.
It was great being on that deployment with him and equally worse losing him.
One of those people you never forget, for the most awesome reasons though!
We won't forget his sacrifice and his dedication to the U.S. Navy and this country."
HMC(FMF) I. J. Barksdale of Camp Lejeune, NC

"I went to Corps school with John. There isn't a day that I don't walk by our class photo that I don't think of him. RIP Doc. You will always be missed."
Micaiah Cantrell Barajas (USN,Vet) of Corpus Christi, Tx

"My retirement ceremony is days away. It will be here at the Naval School of Health Sciences. The same place were we honor all those Corpsman that have died in IRAQ and AFGHANISTAN. John's picture hangs on the wall. His memory is not forgotten. I will remind everyone of the sacrifice and loss that we endure. John was one of my staff Corpsman at Camp Smith."
LCDR Leal of San Diego CA

"Miss you each day that passes."
Dean of Houston

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3"
Scott Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"I served with Doc House in Fallujah up until the helo went down. His family is always in my prayers and I am proud to have served with such a great guy. He will forever be missed. Cheers to you my brother."
Sgt James Wiggins of 29 Stumps CA.

"May God Bless you all. I am so sorry for your loss."
Leila Shipman of Texas

"I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you and your sacrafice on this Memorial Day. I have you KIA bracelet sitting on the back of my sink so I look at it everyday. I still remember sitting there on Hickam with all us from Camp Smith sending you off on your deployment. I appreciate what you have done for all of us and know that you will never ever be forgotten. You are a true hero."
HM2 (FMF) Crystal Wettekin of Camp Pendleton, CA

"I wanted to share a memory I have of John; My husband was on a WestPac with "Doc House" and towards the end of their six month tour I gave birth to our first daughter. A few weeks later our little girl was in the hospital having breathing problems, my husband was very upset about the thought of never getting to meet his new baby, or that she will hate him for not being there for her, and the night she was in the hospital House stayed up with him and let him cry on his shoulder. He told him that she will be so proud of what he did for his country and it wont matter that he couldn't be there because she will know he loves her. We will always keep you in our prayers."
Young of Colorado

"January 17, 2009
To the family of Petty Officer 3rd Class John D. House:
John 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

"House! Man we all had great times back on the boat. . . Westpac 02'. I remember asking you about the tattoo on your hand. . . or SgtMaj Benford catching us with our hands in our pockets! Remember when I cut my finger off? You held it in place while that lousy doctor sewed it back on. Now, it can hold the ring that's on it. Cheers, brother."
Sgt. Pascual, USMC of Tampa, Florida

"jim and The House family I love u so much I think about you think about ur sons loss all the time, I wish the best and want to get a stone angel tattood on my self just like he had on his neck :)"
shannon of Santa barbara

"jim and The House family I love u so much I think about you think about ur sons loss all the time, I wish the best and want to get a stone angel tattood on my self just like he had on his neck :)"
shannon of Santa barbara

"To the House family,
We have a memorial for all the fallen Corpsmen killed during this war on terrorism. It has a picture of all our hero's and a replica dog tag on a statue. I have run into many people from Hawaii and we foundly recall the memories. He is not forgotten."
LCDR Leal of Naval School of Health Sciences, San Diego

"John, I miss you so much, but I know you were looking over James at yesterday's memorial service...he said we were there to remember "his daddy!" I love and miss you so much! Mom"
Mom aka Dochousemom@yahoo.com of Simi Valley

"John,
Rest easy."
Rob Fick

"Missed, but never forgotten!"
HM3 Stone, Julie of Vancleave, Mississippi, U.S.A.

"To the House Family,
I was in school with Johnny in 99. He was one of the most inspired people I've ever met. He loved his country as do I and I am proud to have known him and been able to call him my friend. I am sorry for your loss. He will never be forgotten in the Watsons House. God Bless."
Micah A Watson of Virginia Beach, VA

"Hey Doc, it's Bishop. Hard to believe it's been 3 years since you and the others departed. I still think about you guys all the time."
Cpl. Matthew Bishop U.S.M.C. of Sayville, NY USA

"I miss you John!"
Susan House aka MOM of Simi Valley, California

"John,
Three years ago today, Dad and I were on our way home from visiting Melanie and James in Hawaii. We felt so bad leaving Melanie and James, but kept telling ourselves they would be okay, because soon you would be home and would get to hold James, your first baby that you waited so long for! Little did we know how our lives would change just a few days later when we learned of your tragic death - I miss you so much John. I talk to James about you all the time. He plays with alot of your old toys that I kept and I read your books to him. Pretty soon he will be big enough to wear your "Bass Tracker" coat that Pap bought you when you were little - you loved that coat! It seems like yesterday you were that young and I was 19... sometimes when I hold James when he spends the night with me.. I close my eyes as he falls asleep cuddled up with me.. and pretend I am 19,20 again.. and it is you that is cuddling with me.. and all is well. I miss you so much and would trade places with you given the chance so you could be with Melanie and James.. and watch your son grow up!"
Susan House aka MOM of Simi Valley

"John,
Man, sometimes I just think of how things ended up. Wish you were here bro, you were a great guy and it is hard to lose someone like you. To Johns family: I served with John and he will always be in my memory as a hero. His memory will live on in all our hearts."
HM2(FMF) Gutierrez, J. A. USN of 1st Battalion 4th Marines B Co

"We share a name, and support a worthy cause. A nation honors your memory and sacrifice. I pray for you and your families, for strength and courage, may God watch over you all."
John House of Belpre, Ohio

"Today you would have turned 31, John.. and would have gone to dinner with all of your family last night at one of our favorite places, the Mexican restaurant where you and Melanie told us that you guys got married in Vegas by Elvis.. and you would have been watching your son, James, play with the balloon and go from my lap, to Pappap's lap, to Lizzy, Jimmy, making the rounds.. and you would have been smiling in amazement at how adorable he is and how smart he is.. and how proud you are of him... but then again, John, you were there, but in spirit, not in body.. how I would love to see you one more time, talk to you one more time, hug you one more time... I miss you so much John... Happy Birthday in Heaven.. I know you are watching over Melanie and James and all of us.. and today you are celebrating you birthday with Pap, your Marines and Johnny Cash! Love, Mom"
Susan House aka MOM of Simi Valley, California

"HAd no idea, such a cool guy, we worked together in OKI for a bit, I guess he is drifting in heaven now, in a pimped out skyline.

All gave some, he gave all, RIP Brother, we have the watch now.

HM3 (FMF) Roth"
HM3 (FMF) Roth of Chicago, Il/ USA

"To John's family,

Like many of the other people who have posted here, I knew John since Corps School '99, FMSS in Pendleton, and Okinawa w/ 3rd Med Battalion. I've been off active duty for almost 3 years now, but heard about his death back in 2005. Even now, I think about him and the impression that he made which lasts to this day. I am proud to have known and served with him. My sympathies with his wife, child and family - my prayers are with you."
HM2(FMF/AW) Jay M. Jorge of Netherland Antilles

"Hey Doc it's Bishop. It's been 2 years and 6 months since we parted ways in fallujah. There isn't a day that goes by that i wish i had driven you guys the rest of the way instead of you getting on that helo. I miss you bro. I know that you and the rest of the Spartans are watching over our brothers still in Iraq. I can never say enough what an honor it is to have know you and fight at your side. Know that you will never be forgotten. Me and my wife Jeanette are going to name our first son John in your memory. Rest easy my friend, you did your part and more. You save many lives before yours was taken from you. One day we will met again.

Semper Fi"
Cpl. Matthew Bishop U.S.M.C. of Sayville, NY USA

"Thank you everybody for your very kind messages here in memory of my son, John. I would love to hear from some of you via email - PLEASE write to me! I share any email I get with John's wife, Melanie as we are very close. I still can't believe I will not see John, hear his voice, his laughter and the joy he would have on his face watching his son, James grow up. I know John sees us... but I want so badly to feel a great big hug from him -my heart aches so badly at times it takes my breath away. Love you Johnny and MISS YOU SO MUCH -- I will see when my day comes.. and I KNOW you will be there to welcome me to the other side with a big hug! Love, Mom
Email: dochousemom@yahoo.com"
Susan L. House of Simi Valley,

"Melanie,
You do not know me but you and I have something very much in common. We both lost our husbands the same night in that same tragic accident and we were both left behind with a baby. My husband Capt. Paul C. Alaniz was one of the pilots in the CH-53E helicoptor. As I sit and read through the messages left behind for your husband I can only say that he was an extraordinary man. I want you to know that I will be thinking of you and your family this Memorial Day and pray that each day that goes by, that will God continue to bring strength and peace to your hearts. If you ever would like to talk please contact me. Perhaps I can bring some insight to you and you family about that tragic night and bring some peace to you and your loved ones. I would love to help in anyway I can and perhaps we can help eachother through any difficult moments. tialaniz@gmail.com"
Thelma I. Alaniz of San Diego, CA.

"As long as a single Corpsman draws breath, your legacy will live forever. From those of us who still live, it is our eternal promise to you that the Corps and the Fleet are in good hands. Rest in Peace, my fellow Devil Doc!"
HM2(FMF) GOMEZ of San Diego, Ca

"Brother House. I'm sorry we have lost touch all those years. You have always been so dedicated. I will never forget your passion in learning your craft back in Corps School. Echoing Brother Tan. I'm sorry John - and will carry on your legacy. You will never be forgotten.
HM1 Lee Becker"
of Washington DC

"Hey House!!! I am so sorry I haven't replied to you brother. I hope you are not mad at me up there. Its been so long buddy. It has been nine years since boot camp and corps school. I just wanted to say hello and to let your family know that you are never forgotten. Man, I hope you remember when we used to argue in our room, and when you lost your voice from singing cadence in Great Lakes. I miss you brother. you take care of yourself.
your brother,
HM2 (FMF) Richard Tan"
Richard Tan of Boyds, Maryland

"I justed wanted to say hello to Melanie, I hope you are doing well. I am currently in Iraq, I have been here a little over 6 months now. Gideon is in Okinawa and the kids are in California with his Mom. Being here is a constant reminder of you and House. I've lost several more friends out here due to similar circumstances. I deal with their losses by counting my blessings and remembering how they were able to be apart of my life and so many others. Take care, I hope to be home soon. I'd like to see some pics of James, my son, Lucias is 20 months now, he'll be a little boy when I get home. I think we will be in California after we get back. Stay Strong Sweetie,"
Ket Kain of Balad Iraq

"I miss my son John more than words can describe. He left us the most beautiful gift - his son, James. I know that John is watching over Melanie and James and is so proud of the incredible job Melanie is doing raising James. Johnny, your memory will live on forever! I know you are with your Pappap and Great Grandma Sykes and all of your Marines! I will visit your grave today but I know you are not there - only the shell that your souled lived in on this earth is buried there - you are at peace, finally. Miss you Johnny!
Love, Mom
dochousemom@yahoo.com"
Susan House of Simi Valley, California

"House Family,
I roomed with house when he first got to Okinawa, 3D Med Battalion. I actually gave him and his recent FMSS graduates a tour outside the base. House was a great guy. Funny, always telling it like it was. I last saw House in Bahrain. Knew he was with the Marines and prayed daily for everyone. I am truly sorry for your loss. He is a hero and I will never forget him."
Keith Kep. of Tulsa, OKlahoma

"To th house family:
I knew John when I was Stationed in Okinawa he was a great guy. He was one of the first guys I met when I got on the island. I am very saddend to learn of his death he was a great corpsman and is now a great hero in my eyes..."
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showers of Berne

"I came to this site via a news flash about John. I leave it wishing I could have known such a good person. My heart breaks for your loss. How very proud you must be! I don't think my kids know what a dear price some have paid for our freedom and safety. When they get home today, I shall make sure they never forget. Thank you very much for your family's sacrifice. I am so sorry for your loss."
Julie of Nesbit, Mississippi

"My name is Sgt Tyson Cailteux and I was with John on the 11th MEU back in 2002. I was proud to call John my friend and I am sorry for your loss. John will never be forgotten."
Tyson Cailteux of Beaufort, SC

"We knew each other since boot camp , A school FMSS. He was augmented to us for OIF 2. He was loved by all his marines in C co. 1/3. We lost a friend heaven gained and angel. Lava Dogs..."
HM3(FMF) Lazo, Nestor of 1/3 Kaneohe bay, Hi

"Melanie, We love you very much and you are always in our thoughts and prayers. Johnny was such a LOVING HUSBAND, GREAT FRIEND and a PROUD AMERICAN. He is dearly missed."
Robert and Kelly Russell of Georgia

"To the Family of John House

My name is HM2 Derrick Graham. John and I were stationed at Hawaii together prior to my transfer to Groton, CT. Once I had learned of his untimely death, it really broke my heart. He and I had many conversations pertaining to life after the Navy. He was so happy and proud of his wife and child. I really miss him. Words can not explain my feelings for my shipmate. Rest In Peace, for we now have the watch shipmate. May God Bless his family and his memory."
HM2 Derrick Graham of Bethesda, Maryland

"To the family of:John D. House I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully, we will 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, Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ,"
Polly Ballew of Covington,GA

"Melanie,
I cannot begin to imagine what you are going through. I am writing to let you know that my husband and I wanted to show our support for our Troops, fallen and fighting, and bought remembrance bracelets of fallen soldiers. I received John's name on my bracelet last friday. I wanted to tell you how honored I am to show his name. I am proud of his efforts to help make me and my family safe, as well as everyone in this country. I wear this bracelet with pride, and I wanted to let you know that he is not forgotten, and that his name will remain with me for as long as I live. My heart goes out to you and your family. God Bless you."
Tiffany Wallace of Columbus, Ohio

"John was a good friend. He and I were stationed together in First Medical Bn.. We often talked about our common desire to stay in the Navy for life. He was a good man,I looked forward to the day we would serve again together, now I will go these years ahead with him watching from on High. I was saddened by the loss of John but I know he would want us to continue on and do good things."
HM1(FMF/SCW)Joshua D. French of Murrieta,Ca/USA

"Thank you all for your kind words and prayers about John...I am his proud wife, Melanie. John was my best friend, my soul mate and my whole world. Six months have passed since his death and I am still in shock about losing him. The only thing that keeps me going is our son James who was born on Christmas Eve. I am so blessed to have this gift from John to cherish forever. I can't wait until I get to be reunited with John in heaven. Please feel free to email me at
mels197@aol.com
I would love to be in contact with anyone who knew him.
Thank you again. These messages mean so much to me. I have the responsibility to tell our son everything I can about his father."
Melanie House of Simi Valley, CA

"Thank you everybody for posting messages in memory of John. It is so comforting to read them. Please feel free to email me - I would love stories, pictures, etc. dochousemom@yahoo.com"
Susan L. House of Simi Valley, California

"To the family of Johnny,
Johnny and I were very close friends in Corps school in '99. We did everything together, started trouble, gave the instructors a hard time (in good fun), he made a tough situation a lot easier to deal with. I just found out about him through another friend of ours that was stationed with him in Oki. I am truly sorry for your loss, Johnny will be greatly missed, but remembered always, as one of the best people I have ever had the privelige of knowing."
HM3(SW) Mayba, Thorin D. of US Naval Hospital Rota, Spain

"The the Family of John
I worked with john in Hawaii at the clinic and he was the only reason i was able to keep a straight head. I remember many days we spent together laughing and talking about the "real" Navy. John was a great friend a great cooworker and also a great family man. I know that he loved nothing more than his wife. John you are in my thoughts and prayers and i know you are watching over your family and keeping them safe."
HM3(SW/FMF)Stuller, Reghan of Pearl Harbor, Hi

"To the House family,
I was John's Department Head at Camp Smith Hawaii. It was a pleasure to have your son with me. I recall the times standing outside with the Chief and seeing John on his bike soaking wet. I was grief striken when I heard of his death. May god bless his family and our Hospital Corps."
LT Leal of Currelty deployed AFRICA

"To the family of John House,
I walked through our little Wildwood Cemetery this Memorial Day and visited the resting places of our country's finest, from the Civil War through the great World Wars to Vietnam. I thanked God for these brave men who bore the burden and their families who suffered the unbearable losses, all to keep the precious lamp of freedom lit. Though our hearts ache because John has fallen amongst these heroes, know that now he soars with the greatest of souls, those who have given up their earthly lives in defense of liberty and freedom from tyranny. Someday, you will meet this great soul again, and press him to your hearts.
You loved John and knew his qualities better than anyone, but still, when you read the tributes to John on this site, your hearts must swell with pride. In only 28 years he accomplished what countless lesser men never do: he earned the love of his family, the admiration and affection of his peers, and he gave his life for his country. In life and in death, John gave his all. It is an honor to say that we know of John House--an honor. We will be forever grateful that John House lived. We will not forget."
Linda Jerviss of Kasson, Minnesota

"Johnny House was my big brother and even though it has been almost 4 months since he passed I am only now able to go on the internet and explore. This was the first site that came up. I just want to thank you all for your kind words thoughts and prayers. They mean so much to me his wife and my family. It will give me great pride someday to show these messages to his son. I loved my brother so much, more than words could ever express and it is wonderful to hear that others did too. Thank you for all your support"
Liz House of Simi Valley Ca

"I went to Corps School, Field Medical School, Okinawa, Japan and Hawaii all from 1999-2004 with John.....Being his friend and co-worker for all those years was a wonderful experience I will cherish always. I learned of his death just a week before I left for Iraq myself, and was unable to attend the memorial service held in Hawaii due to my deployment....yet I found a way to honor him completely....here in Iraq, I planned and coordinated a street naming ceremony here called "Doc House Way" that runs from the flightline, along the surgical shock trauma platoon, and along side the Air Combat Element Medical. The article and pictures can be found in the Marine Corps webpage archived articles in a search engine. I wanted to memoralize him, so each day when someone travels that road, they will know of a man that I once knew. His story will go on....I will never forget him, or the legend left behind him. My thoughts are prayers are with his family and all of his friends."
HM3 (FMF) Sandra Mitts of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (currently deployed to Iraq)

"I graduated Corps School with John in '99. John was one of the other students who I got along with very well. He was also one of the guys who helped to get my wife and I together. John was a good man and a great friend. He will be missed very much.

Rest well shipmate, we've got the fight!"
HM2(FMF) Christopher L. Johnson of 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division

"I can't believe this.... I have been out of the Navy for almost 2 years and was walking around my university. Then stopped to look at the just posted pictures of all of the fallen US soldiers and then I saw John---- i can remember just like yesterday, going through boot camp, then Corp School, then field med and then going to Okinawa with John and then we both went to 3rd med and practically worked side by side---always cracking jokes, laughing and making even the worse situations enjoyable ....... John was a hell of a corpman but more importantly he was a great guy...I send my deepest regards to his family and am truely sorry for your loss.. He will always be remebered as a great guy and a hero....."
Jesse Brennan of Boca Raton, Florida

"I am so sorry for your loss for I am feeling it also. I am the father of Lcpl Brian Hopper, who was on the helicopter with John. May our memories never face."
Rob Hopper, rob.hopper@pbsgc.com of Wynne, AR

"I cannot put into the words the incredible overwhelming sorrow I feel. John was my first baby after marrying my highschool sweetheart at age 18. It still doesn't feel real to me - that I will never again see him, touch his face, or hug him. I would love to receive emails from anybody who knew John or has been touched by the loss of HM3 House. house@bpms.com"
Susan House (John's mother) of Simi Valley

"My husband and I graduated from Corps School with John (class 105). We were shocked with the news that the corpsman onboard that helicopter was John. I will always remember him as the sweet, quiet guy in class who didn't mind showing off his tatoos one more time. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family, especially his wife and son. He is a hero to us all!"
The Johnsons of San Clemente, Ca.

"My nephew, Sgt. Michael Finke, Jr. was on the helicopter with you John. May you and the rest of the brave men who gave of their lifes for our freedom rest forever in Heavenly peace. You will never be forgotten. May God provide your family with comfort during this time of pain and sorrow."
Sandy Scarborough of Green Cove Springs, Fl.

"My son Sgt. Michael Finke was on the helicopter with John. My condolences to your family, as I share in the loss of one so loved. We are forever united through the sacrifices these men made. Thank you and God Bless"
Sally Rapp of Westlake, Ohio

"My son, Richard A. Gilbert, Jr., was also aboard the helicopter that took 31 heroes. May John's son always know his father was a hero. God bless you."
Helen Gilbert of Dayton, Ohio

"As the wife of a Corpsman I thank you for all you have done. God bless you."
E.W. of Granada Hills, CA

"John, you were a good friend, a loving husband and a dedicated soldier. You have made the ultimate sacrafice for our country and I am honored to have known you. May God care for your soul as you have cared for your family, friends and fellow soldiers."
Danielle Milton of Simi Valley, CA

"I served with John. I was a Navy Corpsman and we were on float together in the same unit serving the same Marines. I had good times with him when we got the chance to work and hangout together. I only wish we could have spent more time together. I am deeply hurt by him leaving us but I know he is in heaven looking down on his wife and child. I will miss you John."
Rob of Washington State

"Doc, my graditude will never be stronger for you and your undying love for YOUR Marines!!! You gave the Navy and Marine Corps all that was asked of you without question!!! Thank you for your sacrifices. The world is a much better place because you cared so much! THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU IN HEAVEN!!!!"
SKC(SW) Erik E. Lindebak of Great Lakes, IL

"John,
I remember you and the "ramblers" from Okinawa. I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to know you and be your friend. I cannot believe that you are gone, but because you will always be remembered by your loved ones and the lives of the people that you touched...you will NEVER be forgotten. You gave the ultimate price for freedom. For that, you are hero to all of us. So many of your marines and fellow corpsman are proud of you, words cannot express. I am so sorry to the family for your loss. He may be gone from the physical world, but he will forever live in your hearts and thoughts. May God bless you and keep you in His thoughts."
HM3 Jennie Borowski of Charleston, SC

"John,
You have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of a foreign country that will never know you. The majority of Iraqis understand and appreciate exactly what you stood for. You have fulfilled your commitment to the world as an American and as a United States Navy Corpsman. Your family and friends can stand proudly every time they hear our Star Spangled Banner. As a Marine that relied on Corpsmen like you in combat, I thank you and your family for their sacrifice.
"SAEPE EXPERTUS, SEMPER FIDELIS, FRATRES AETERNI"
"Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever""
Alan H Barbour of Marshall, VA

"John you are a hero and always will be."
M.R. of New Jersey

"To the family and friends of Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class John D. House,

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

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

"There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

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

"RIP Shipmate"
US Navy Sailor

"Thank you John House, 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 Petty Officer 3rd Class John House:
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 John 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 Petty Officer 3rd Class John House:
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 John, 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