Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph B. Maglione

22, of Lansdale, Pennsylvania.
Killed in non-combat weapon discharge at Camp Coyote, Kuwait. He was assigned to Bridge Company B, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Folsom, Pennsylvania. Died on April 1, 2003.

Maglione, a Marine reservist, was a senior architectural engineering major at Drexel University, planning to have a career in architecture.

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"Joe, you will always hold a special place in my heart. Never will forget what you meant to my girl. Thank you for the sign. Hugs to your family"
Jaime's Mom of Lansdale, PA

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

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"9 years gone, but never, ever forgotten. Miss you all these years later, Joe."
Ryann Gray of NJ

"I just found out about Joe , me and him were in boot camp together Platoon 1069. He was a great freind and always a goofy and fun guy to be around, sorry to hear this late and know that I found out I send my sincerest condolences"
steve komski of simpsonville, sc usa

You will always be a dear friend to me. I think often of the times when we played football together, and wrestled for Council Rock. The last time we spoke was in passing at Parris Island. I heard of what happened while also in Kuwait at the same time, and I didn't want to beleive it. Your time was way to short, but I feel honored and privilaged to have been able to call you a friend. Not a day goes by with out thinking of you! I would also like to send my best to your family, and wish them a blessed 2010! Thank you for all that you've done, and all the lives that you've touched.
Semper Fi!

Ed Mento USMC"
Ed Mento of Warwick, PA

"Hey Joe thank you for what you did for our country! Happy Veterans Day, brother!"
Tyron of Hatfield

I don't know what made me think of you today but I did! I can remember seeing you at Parris Island when you first arrived and seeing you right before you graduated. It was team week and you were wiping down the tables in the first battalion chow hall! I remember also riding the bus with you occasionally (when I was actually on time!) We used to crack jokes and just have a good time. I hope you're doing well at your new location and I wish your family the best. My uncle Juan says hi! He's the one that gave you a ride home sometimes from Peruzzi when you guys worked together there. God Bless!"
Tyron of Hatfield, PA U.S.

"On this Veterans Day, I'm remembering all the times you made me laugh on the bus. You're greatly missed."
Mike of NPHS

I just wanted to say I miss you, I wish you were here with the rest of us. Thank you for you service to our country..the memories I have of us at MOS make me laugh and I'll never forget them....thank you."
Cpl. Rosalez/Gonzales (littlefoot), Erica of Phoenix, AZ , USA

"I went through bootcamp, MOS shcool, and combat training with Joe. I remember the first time I read his name come across the TV stating he was killed. My heart dropped. It was unbelieveable. I did not even know he deployed at that time. He was a great guy and as the people who knew him said was a very funny guy. No matter what happen he was a good man. Semper Fi"
Walter of Fairfax, VA


"I was just thinking of you and wanted to tell you we miss you."
Kristan of Norristown

"Some of our heroes are still serving. Hugs to Jennifer, Erica, Alejandro, Bruno, and Amalie! God Bless you all!"

"July 4, 2007
To the family of Joseph B. Maglione. Joseph gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"I was very lucky to have known Joe, or "Maglione", as I called him back then. We were roomates back in MOS school in Fort Lee Virginia. Joe was a great guy and he seemed to have great things in store for him. He is sorely missed by all that knew him. I think about him often, and I hope that he is in a better place now."
Cpl. Bruno J. Heller of Seattle, WA

"Still miss you Joe. A Marine cross and black ribbon are with me all the time in memory of you."
Ryann Gray of New Jersey

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

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"Joe, you have touched my life, even after your passing.......Thank you, and because of you i have a good friend who feels like family to me, your mother.......Joe I'll always remember and keep the picture of us at MOS school in my house.I've left a message before but I thought I was about due to send you a messege again....."
Cpl Erica Rosalez/Gonzales of Sicily, Italy

"I remember Joe and will always. I played on the Council Rock Football team with Joe. Joe was always so happy and always joking around and always having a good time. You could always count on him for a laugh. He was so fun to be around and everyone loved him! I serve my country with Joe in my thoughts and will always remember him!"
SPC Schacher, Justin A. of Richboro, PA/USA

"Happy Birthday Joe."
Love, Mom

Two years have gone by
To me it still feels like yesterday. Your mom is a strong person.
To me you will always be my first true love. I will never forget the Marine Corps ball and playing mario kart in your basement. Nor will I forget our runs and working out together. Or the last day I saw you before you left. You will never leave my heart.
I know you are watching down on me and smiling. Send you my love. jkoz2001@yahoo.com"
Jennifer Kozminski of Telford, PA

"Thank you, Mike. It's so nice to know that my son is remembered by other people and to know there is a smile and a chuckle associated with that memory. I would really like to hear from you when you get a chance at: corr.rose@gmail.com Thank you for sharing it."
Rose of Flourtown

"What to say, I can go on and on about the many times me and joe would joke around at football practice for years. He was always there for me. There was a little while after high school i didnt see Joe, then one New Years Eve @ Penns landing out of the thousands of people down there i pick Joe out of the crowd. Thats the kind of guy he was, outgoing and you couldnt miss him. Sometimes i think how Joe has changed my life and how he impacted it to make it a better and funnier, place to be. He was one of the nicest and most kind person i have ever known, do anything for you never thinking of himself. Joe love and miss ya man, this is puff the magic dragon signing off.(inside joke that i am sure only joe would know) it was his fake rapper name that was a spoof off of puff daddy.
To his family if there is anything i can do to help honor him, please let me know.
Miss Ya Buddy"
Michael Bottino of Holland,pa

"Dear Rose,
I haven't seen you since you graduated from high school, but I tried to look you up after moving back here from California, only to hear about your son Joe's death. I know some time has passed and I hope you have begun to heal.
Joe sounded like a great guy...my belated condolences to you and your family."
Gary Washington of Pennsburg, Pa. ardanatrek@yahoo.com

"I did not know you, but I knew your mother in high school through the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. I am sure you were blessed to have her as a mother. I know she must have been very proud of your being a Marine. My email address is wayneljohnson@hotmail.com, phone 703-765-2275."
Wayne L. Johnson of Alexandria, VA

"I did not know Joseph. However, I served in this reserve unit during the 90's. I would like to communicate my deepest respect to Joseph's family.

Sergeant James Jordan
USMCR 1991 - 1999"
James Jordan of Deptford, NJ

"Happy Birthday Joe!

"rest in peace,you will not be forgotten"
anthony of canada

You'll always be my hero."
Love, Mom

"I can’t believe that already two years have gone by,
You’d think we’d run out of tears to cry…
A piece of hearts will forever be gone,
But your memory still lives on and on.
We still miss you Joe… Keep lookin’ out for us down here!"
Erica Muscarella of Norristown, PA

"After you board the train, you sit & wait,
to begin your first real journey alone.
You read to avoid the window's awkwardness,
knowing he's anxious to catch your eye,
loitering out in the never-ending rain,
to wave, a bit shy, another final goodbye;
you are afraid of having to wave too soon.

And for the moment you think it's the train
next to you has begun, but it is yours,
and your face, pressed to the windowpane,
is distorted & numbed by the icy glass,
pinning your eyes upon your friend,
as he cranes to defy your disappearing train.
Both of you waving, eternally, to each other."
Jordan Bonitatis of Lansdale, PA

"I never got to say goodbye.
I never had a chance to say thank you, for noticing me when no one else did.

I leave my deepest condolences for your family and loved ones.

I will always remember you."
Heather Liston of Lansdale, PA

"I was assigned to the reserve center in a special way. I had not gone to recruit training because I was selected to attend the US Naval Academy, but before my commission I wanted the experience of the enlisted. My thoughts about how others would take me in were a great concern. Those worries were soon wiped away when I first met Joe. In his good character he introduced himself to me and made me feel welcomed. If I had a question he was always there to point me in the right direction. If I was unsure how to do something he was there to help. I remember one day he even allowed me to “clean his rifle so that I could have the practice.” It was his goofy humor like in that case that I will always remember. When it was time for chow, he would always welcome me to join. Upon my arrival to the Academy, I lost touch with everyone from the reserve center and I since wanted to return to thank everyone for their kindness, but it was especially Joe who I wanted to thank the most. When I heard the news of his sacrifice for his country it fell heavy on my heart. I had missed my chance. However I will always remember him and remember to reciprocate his good will. I am proud to be in a service were someone of his character has served before me. You will always be remembered, Semper Fi and God speed."
Harrison L Coleman II, USNA of Annapolis MD USA

"To Ms. Rose Corr,Family & Friends,
I went to MOS School with Joe in Fort Lee, Virginia. I always liked having lunch with Joe because he was just so funny! When I'd get homesick or if class would start to get boring, Joe was always there to make some comment that would make everyone laugh. After we graduated, we kept in touch through a few e-mails and I would send him a Christmas card. We lost touch when I moved to California. I'm a reservist too and was also activated for OIF , i was there on the Camp when it happened....I didn't know it was Joe ..I was still sad for his family especially for his mother, I cried a little....I was still on duty at the back burm untill a few hours after it happened....it wasn't until a few weeks later that I learned that it was Joe.....because he had just arrived there that same day when I was on Duty. I didn't see him in passing......when I learned this I cried so much....and just knowing that I was right there and could've just went and talk to him one more time made it worse for me...I know that his family,girl-friend, and friends were just as shocked and I'm sure miss him alot...I can't imagine how you feel because it was so hard for me and I only knew him for about 3 years....and most of it was long distance......I'm deeply sorry for your loss...and will always remember Joe...but one thing good is that I have a good pen-pal and friend in Rose and we can talk about Joe and keep his memory going....I miss you my friend!"
Erica Rosalez/Gonzales (Cpl, USMC Bulk fuel Co A Bakersfield, CA of Port Hueneme,Ca, USA


"Thank you Joe for protecting the freedoms we all cherish. Your Marine picture reminds me of a buddy I lost in Viet Nam in '68 Tet. I will remember you each time we raise our flag in the front yard. Semper Fi. From a very grateful American family."
The Shaw family of Pasadena, Maryland

"For vetrans day 2004 my highschool placed the names of the fallen soldiers of Iraq upon each locker to remember those that have lost their lives. On my locker was the name Lance Cpl. Joseph B. Maglione. I wanted to pay my respects to the one that was placed on my locker. And to thank him for protecting our country. Rest in peace and thank you."
Kelley of Hellgate High, Missoula/MT

"Still miss you so much Joe. Rest in peace, and keep them laughing up there."
Ryann of Holland, PA

"We are so sorry for your loss. We lost Army Spc.Joshua Justice Henry on 9-20-04. This was the hardest day of our lives. We honor these guys as our Heroes and hope no one else has to go through with what we are all dealing with. Rest in peace Joseph, and thank you for serving your country to the fullest"
Henry family of Vandergrift , PA

"I found this article on the web. It's a document from the Congrssional Record published shortly after Joe's death. I wanted to share it with Joe's friends in case they hadn't seen it. I miss him every day.

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TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2003
· Mr. WELDON of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, I rise today with great sadness and tremendous gratitude to honor the life of a brave young man, Lance Cpl. Joseph Basil Maglione III, who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Lance Cpl. Maglione was just 22 years old. He died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, in Camp Coyote, Kuwait. Joe was serving with the Bridge Company Bravo, 6th Engineering Support Battalion, 4th FSSG (Force Service Support Group) of Folsom, Pennsylvania.
· Joseph was a Marine Corps Reservist and a full time Architectural Engineering student at Drexel University. He was about to start his senior year. Joe attended boot camp at Parris Island, S.C. in June 2000. He served in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Fort Lee, Virginia, Folsom, Pennsylvania, and Camp Coyote, Kuwait.
· Born in Abington, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Joseph B. Maglione II of York, Pennsylvania and Rosemary Corr of Audubon, Pennsylvania. He was the grandson of Mary and Jim Corr of Lansdale and the late Joe and Anne Maglione.
· Joe was a 1999 graduate of North Penn Senior High School in Lansdale. He attended Council Rock High School in Holland from 1997 until 1998. He also attended Holland Junior High School from 1994 until 1996. In Lansdale, Joe attended Pennbrook Middle School and Gwyn Nor Elementary School from 1987 until 1993.
· Joe began his studies at Drexel University in 1999 in the Mechanical Engineering area. He changed his major to architectural Engineering last year.
· Joe worked for Northampton Township Water Authority and AV Weber in North Wales as credit for his Drexel Co-op Program. Joe loved sports. In North Penn he was on the rugby team and track team. In Council Rock he played football, was on the track team, ran the hurdles and was on the wrestling team. Joe was also a student of Tae Kwon Do in Bong Pil Yang's Martial Arts School in Lansdale from 1987 until 1993. Joe attended art classes offered by Michener Art Museum in Doylestown. He was a talented artist.
· Mr. Speaker, Lance Cpl. Joseph Maglione III exemplified the spirit of service that has made this country great. It is proper to remember and honor a man of such worth and character with great respect for what he stood for. Our pride in Joe shall certainly live on--his life, his courage, his sacrifice and strength of character. The example of his citizenship and dedication to duty will be his enduring legacy. Mr. Speaker, at this time I ask you and my other distinguished colleagues join me in honoring the memory, life and service of Lance Cpl. Joseph Maglione III, and in sending our heartfelt condolences to his family, his friends and community."
Rose (Joe's Mom) of Flourtown, PA

"I remember Joe in shop class and football at Holland Junior High. Joe always was smiling, always had a great mood that made us laugh. He was a genuine friend. I'm saddened by this senseless loss. You touched a lot of us while you were here on this earth."
David K. of Philadelphia, PA

"Today in class I was asked to tell my classmates about a moment that changed my life...I said when I found out Joe was gone... from that moment on I was changed. Joe taught me so much about life and I took it for granted until the moment I found out I would not see him again...the lessons were over. But even in death Joe teaches me about life. He was such an amazing person that he lives on even in death because of all of the people that miss him so dearly and that hold him close to thier hearts. Joe has touched us all in some way...he was just that kind of person...irreplacable. I LOVE YOU JOE!"
Katie of Norristown, PA

"To the friends and family of Joseph B. Maglione:
I would like to express my sympathy for your loss. My husband died in Iraq on June 4th and I hate knowing that so many other people have had to bare this pain. I am praying for you and all the other families of the fallen soldiers. You will be reunited one day again, but until then his memories will live on in your hearts."
Sarah Linden of Portland, OR USA

"RIP Marine"
Petty Officer Cawthon of RTC Great Lakes, IL

"Happy Birthday Joseph. We miss you."

"I am a seventh grade student and I think that Joseph was a very brave man who was loved by his family and friends and is missed dearly by everyone who knew him, and everyone who did was lucky to have known such a brave man.Joseph was a very generous man.I say this because he served in the marines knowing that atn any time a battle could break out and he could be killed."
7th grade student of Barker Middle School

"I am a seventh grade student and I think that Joseph was a very brave man who was loved by his family and friends and is missed dearly by everyone who knew him, and everyone who did was lucky to have known such a brave man.I am a seventh grade student and I think that Joseph was a very generous man.I say this because he served in the marines knowing that atn any time a battle could break out and he could be killed."
7th grade student of Barker Middle School

"I would like to thank Scroll Saw Portraits for the wonderful portrait they presented me with. It's incredible how they captured Joe's likeness in a piece of wood. It truly is magnificent! Thank you for your talented generousity."

"Joe was so terrific. His smile, laugh, wit, edge, and heart will stand firm in my memory. Two little boys from down the street came to tell me how sorry their were when they heard about Joe. One was 7 and the other was 5. They told me Joe was the only 'big kid' that played basketball with them at a hoop down the street. He played with them every week before he went to lift weights. They told me they lost their best friend - - we all did."

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

"To Remember Them..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.

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 Marine! SEMPER FI! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family (USMC) of Lakeland, TN

"It will be a year ago tomorrow when Joe died. I kept moving through this week, so busy with school and work, wondering when those feelings will come to me. Those feelings of pining for the loss of my friend - knowing that he can never be replaced. Then tonight I decided to come to this website and read the messages again. So many people have come together here and exchanged stories about the warmth Joe has given us.

I know, now, that it is not death that separates friends. Forgetting - loosing the love shared - is what separates friends. I will never forget. Joe will always be with us."
Jordan Bonitatis of State College, PA/USA

""joe" was my cousin but he was more like a brother we spent a lot of time together when i was younger. he was the kind of person that could lift your spirits when you thought there was no hope. he could make me fall off my chair laughimg so hard. we're all going to miss him a lot but we know he's still here with us."
molly maglione of vineland, new jersey

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

"I just wanna say Thank you for going to fight for the usa!!!"
Neaha Devi of sf , ca , usa

i wanted to leave this message to you before our company deploys again. since you've been gone i've had the hardest time. i didn't even go to drill for almost 6 months. i just couldn't imagine drill with out you. no matter what we where doing, or what kind or mood we where in, you always lifted our spirits and made us laugh. i didnt think i was a big deal that i didnt go with the rest of the company last time you where deployed until i had to keep a staight face and hold in the emotion at your funeral. i remember the last thing you said to me before you left..."give me a call when i get home, we'll get some beers and hang out." you owe me. i miss you buddy.
god bless you and your loving family."
Lcpl Paul Ford of Bridge Co. B, Folsom, PA

"I received the Marine comfort quilt the week before Christmas. I am truly overwhelmed at the support and generosity so many have offered. I hung the quilt on my living room wall so Joe's friends and family can see it. Joe would have been honored. Thank you."
Rose (Joe's Mom) of Royersford, PA

"Thank you Joseph Maglione, 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

I miss everything about you. Playing games, building projects for school. I remember the first time that I saw you at the recruiting station in Lansdale. And just last November we went to the Marine Corps ball. Your friends told me that you had a lot of fun. Joe, you were everything to me. A smart student, a great Marine, and my boy-friend. There is so much that I could say to you, and now its not the same. But "If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk right up to heaven and bring you home again"
A Poem in memory and dedication to Joe
-Until I will see you again-
Months have gone by
Your spirit had to fly
I will never forget that day
When God sent his angels and they took you a way.
Saying good-bye was the hardest thing I ever had to do
And God know it killed me to let go of you
But I watched in sorrow, as you withered away
I knew at that moment you weren't coming back to stay.
You left me sorrow, anger, and pain
Now things will never be the same
You are in my heart everyday
My thoughts of you will never go away
I love you today, just as I did then
And your memory will sustain me until I will see you again.
The thoughts of knowing you are hear
The pain of feeling, you are so near
For life can be so lonely, and time can take me there
But to lose you is more than I can bear
I want to see you and hear your voice again
It breaks my soul and heart and follows me to the end
Lost in mind, wonder of fears
Days go by, full of tears,
I often pray that some day you will arrive
and you will, with a smile to let my soul survive.
All my life I will miss you
Your life is perfect that is true
In my mind I see your face
In my heart you will never leave that place
I wish that you were here right now
I will come, I will get to you somehow
All my days I will cry
Why did you have to say good-bye?

In closing thoughts Rose I will be thinking about you and keeping you in my prayers. Joe was a great guy"
Jennifer M Kozminski of Telford, PA USA

"Joe, I miss you so much. The past four years I have tried and tried to find you, but always came up empty handed. I searched high and low, asked so many people, but no one could tell me where you lived, where you went to school, what you were doing. My soul aches still with the fact that when I did find you, it was 2 months after your death. I cried and cried for you, for me for not trying hard enough to find you and tell you how much of a great person you were to me. Mr. Jacobs class would never be the same after you. Please take care of Carolyn up there for us, and take care of yourself, and hopefully someday, I will meet you again, just so you can make me laugh one more time. You are a hero in every way, with everything you accomplished. Thank you so much for serving and defending our country, and for making life a little better for everyone you knew."
Ryann Gray of Southampton, PA

"It is difficult to be a good student, a good solider or a good friend. But Joe was all of that - he was a good man. I am fortunate to have shared a part of my life with him. The experiences and memories that we shared - from molding clay faces to playing video games - are all tiny pieces of gold. And one day, when I am old, I will regale my children's children with the treasure chest Joe has left for me. The afternoon of Joe's burial, Joe's mother said to me and the rest of the guys from the neighborhood, 'Joe was so lucky to have friends like you.' Ms. Corr, we are the lucky ones."
Jordan Bonitatis of Lansdale

"I would like to thank you Joe for keeping me laughing during those 3 a day football camp practices in 100 degree weather. You were always there to brighten up every situation regardless how stressful and down people were feeling. Thanks for the memories, thanks for the courage, and thanks for the protection you gave our country. Thanks for making me a better person. Thanks for being you."
Daniel Dougherty of Holland, PA

"Joe leads a long tradition of Warriors from our state and town. He and his family are the example of great Americans."
PO3 Damian Riccitelli of Bagram Air Base Afghanistan

"To the family and friends of Joe, A celebration of his life is planned for This July 6th (3 days after his birthday) Please contact cousin Andrea Cellasio (Kehoe) for information"
A ndrea Cellasio of Cherry Hill, NJ

"To the family of Joseph... We can easily see what love you share in your family. It was the same in mine when my dad was killed in action in WWII. I never knew him, as I was born two months after his loss in the skies of Normandy, France two weeks after D-Day.

Joseph is a hero. Having lived in Delaware County, I often pass Joe's Marine Reserve Center on Rt. 420. Now, I will always think of him when I pass that way. He did his duty and we all pray that your pain and suffering eases a little more each day.

Cousins are special people and I salute you for your bond. Know that we care and wish we could give you all a hug to let you know that we are here, sharing a little of your grief. God bless and keep you all in His loving care. I'm sure that Joseph is laughing with the angels."
Harry W. Strahlendorf, Jr. of Logan Township, NJ

"We thank you for the sacrafice your son made for us. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this time. Thank you Joseph, May God keep you in His care."
Ken and Maritza Holley of Pembroke Pines, Florida

"So much left to say. So many things undone. How will we go on without you in our lives?

Perhaps we didn't tell you how much you meant to us. But rest assured, in death you have awakened us.

There's something missing now without you around. And I think the person that you were will go unfound.

I wish you were there with us that Friday night. We sat around and told stories about a time when things were so easy and so right.

Those summers at the lake house, and the streets of Pennsauken. All we wanted to be was "cool" like our older cousins.

Someday soon the pain will fade away. But we will never forget the son God took away.

I can understand why the Lord would want you by his side. You'll probably make the Angels laugh until they have tears in their eyes.

Tonight I think clearly about your life. And I'll finish with this Joseph:
You're in my heart, my soul,
You are my light."
Patrick Eagles of Aberdeen, MD

"To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Joseph Maglione:
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 Joseph 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 Lance Cpl. Joseph Maglione:
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 Joseph, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera, of Powder Springs, Georgia

"Anyone that ever came in contact with my cousin, Joe, will carry his memory forever. He was the kind of person that could walk into a room and make absolutely everyone laugh, just by being himself. He will be missed dearly and I know he will be close to our hearts forever."
Rosie Bucci of Norristown, PA

"I graduated from North Penn High School in 1989. He is a very brave soldier, and deserves all of our gratitude for protecting us. RIP."
Dave of Lansdale PA

"Joe was an amazing person. He was such a clutz and could make anyone laugh. I feel blessed that I was able to know such a unique and genuine person. He will always hold a special place in all out hearts."
Katie Panamarenko

"My cousin Joe was a goofball whose mere presence would inspire fits of laughter. We were lucky to have him as part of our family, thank God for our precious memories. He'll be thought about and missed everyday."
Erica Muscarella of Norristown, PA

"My cousin

I took a walk on this, the beautiful day after we buried our cousin Joseph and I started to think about cousins. We have something so unique and special that is easy to take for granted. From birth we were raised together, spent every holiday, many birthdays, summers and Sunday dinners together. We played together and got into trouble together. We are equal in each other eyes, there is no distinction between brothers and sisters. Our bond is like that of siblings.
Then, I began to recall that the last time I saw Joseph. We cousins had all gathered at my house the night before Nana’s 80th birthday party. He was concerned that the inevitable death of our Nana would cause us all to lose that connection. I downplayed his concern but now I wish I hadn’t. I wish I had understood then what he obviously felt and knew about the importance of cousins. I wish I had told him that could never lose each other because even now, as adults, living far apart we are still connected. When we get together, we are drawn to each other like magnets. We find comfort and joy in each other’s company.
Yet, now one of us is gone and we are incomplete. We will always feel the loss of our cousin, each day, when we are alone, and when we are together. I am sorry that it took his loss to make me understand how special and important our bond is. I am sorry that I never told him how special he was.
I will miss you, my cousin."

"MY deepest condolences to Joe & Rosemary.
The friendship shared between Joe & my family wil be forever remembered..

" John 3:16 ""
Jeannie Panamarenko of Wilmington De

"my cousin Joseph was so special... we will never forget his infectious smile or his sweet soul."
Jessica Eagles of Lancaster, PA

"My funny sweet cousin who will be missed every day. Our memories will carry us through."
Andrea Cellasio Kehoe of Cherry Hill, NJ

"RIP Brave Warrior"
The Taylors, USMC of NC

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on