Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Cpl. Clifton B. Mounce

22, of Pontotoc, Mississippi.
Mounce died when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Trebil, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on July 14, 2005.

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"Thinking of you today buddy. Miss your crazy *.Sorry its been so long but know your forever remembered and missed pal. We got it from here marine. FOX 2/1"
Calwin Bull of Tulsa, OK

"Johnny, Pat, West, Shea, Nate, and most importantly Blake. Just thinking of you all on Memorial Day. We never knew how much we would miss you buddy."
John of Houlka Ms

"To the family of:Clifton B. Mounce
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""

"My Brother served in Iraq along side with Blake. The Thanksgiving before their deployment my brother was stationed at 29 Palms - where he brought home Blake and Curtis for Thanksgiving Dinner and stood at our house for the duration of their leave. We all got to know both Blake and Curtis. -Any friend/ brothers in arms of my Brother - is a brother to us. We felt the lost and we have never forgot you Blake. Your family remains in our players."
Angelina Huizar Munoz of Anaheim, CA

"Blake, bro not a day goes by that I don't think bout ur sacrafice! Ty for what u did and r still doing! Ur 22 years here with us was short but we all know u r up there waiting, and we all still know how ALIVE ur legacy is! I saw Tiff the other day, she is looking great, I know this month is hard for her, she knows we r here if she needs anything! One last note, Ty brother for fighting for our freedom and defending our people! We love ya man"
Chris Feathers of Tupelo MS

"Mounce,
You led your Marines from the front. Everyone was devastated the day you and Chester died. Iím honored to say I knew and served with you. I hope you know how many personsí lives youíve touched, influenced, and inspired. Everyone dies Mounce, but not everyone lives. You will live in our hearts forever.
Until we meet again. We got it from here Marine!"
Gabe A. (BORTAC) of El Paso, Texas

"(To The Mounce Family)
You don't know me but my name is Russell Fender, I with your son in Iraq and became real good friends with him I was a Cpl, myself at the time i just want to let you know that not a day goes by that I don't think about that day. Its hard on all of us, but I know it's harder on you I miss him so much, Tiffany i know you don't lknow me either but I am truely Sorry for all of your loss. I have felt like it was my fault for the past for yrs as far as what happened to him, maybe if I had done something different maybe it could have went different than it did. but I to let you know that I am very truely sorry for your loss.

PS If you ever want to talk my email is russell_l_fender@yahoo.com"
Sgt, Russell Fender of Okinawa JP

"To the Mounce Family,
Corporal Mounce was one of my most reliable, hard working and dedicated NCO's in Guns Platoon. Before we deployed to Iraq, the Battery Staff divided the unit up into 3 infantry platoons based on experience, jobs skills and leadership. To this day I remember how hard we fought to keep Cpl. Mounce in my platoon, but I could not be selfish and keep all of the ďHard CoreĒ leaders. From what I have been told, he remained the ďGo To GuyĒ while assigned to 1st Platoon in Trebil.
I can only imagine how his loss has affected your family. I just want you to know that our brotherhood was affected as well. The Marine Corps lost a rising star and one hell of a Marine. Serving with your son and his peers was the HIGHLIGHT of my career. No one will ever be able to hold a candle to him or those who he inspired and served with him in Kilo Battery.
To this day, I use Cpl. Mounce and Cpl. Winchester as example of what a Marine NCO is supposed to be and what they should strive to be. Semper Fidelis."
GySgt. Jonathan Clark of Camp Pendleton, California

"It runs through my mind like it was yesterday. You called it Blake, you knew they weren't gonna let us skate out of patrol and hit the rack. We were sitting at our POS (piece of crap) picnic table you built that was all lob-sided, when we got the news we had to go out on after 8 hours at the Point of Entry. I remember the few choice words you spoke, ha! Still makes me laugh. We went out made one stop out in town, looked up at me in the turret threw me a Pepsi and said, "One more stop and we're going home, Gonzo." You are home now. I miss you. We all miss you. See you soon, Brother."
Sgt Danny Gonzalez of Lady Island, SC

""Well another Marine Birthday has come and gone. I thought of and said a prayer for you and Winchester today, flew my flag that we flew in KV and today and tomorrow, I honor you, Winchester and SSgt Apineru. I think of, miss, and love all you guys. Happy Birthday Marine and Semper FI. I know I will you see you one day again guarding the streets of Heaven.""
CWO2 Larry Earl of Camp Lejeune NC

"We(K battery) are still here with you and your family. Time changes but our feelings never will! Love You Bro!!!"
Stephen McCloskey of Philly

"I served with Blake in the same unit, and also served with him in Iraq. We became close friends and brothers in our time in service together. Not a day goes by that i dont think about ya and miss ya Mouncey. You will forever be a hero in my heart thank you for your sacrifice. RIP"
CPL Shawn A. McPherson of Middletown PA

"July 3, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Clifton B. Mounce:
Clifton 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

"Blake, just thinking about you. Miss the good times and the crazy stories you told. Was a pleasure to serve with you. Until we meet again, Semper Fi"
Cory Dulski of Scranton, PA

"Hey, Young Man,
We never met, but I knew both your parents when we were only kids. I can vouch that they were both wonderful people even in their, (much) :) younger days. Thank you, Clifton Blake Mounce, for being a such a brave man. Although it wasn't your intention, still, you had the courage and will to give the ultimate sacrifice, if necessary, that we might continue to live with Freedom. It will be but a little while when your parents, myself and many others will join you and show you, first hand, how much we cherish the incredible love you have shown toward us. We know this for a fact, because God has said it:
"Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?" John 10:25,26 We believe and we will see you soon, young man."
Bruce McGehee of Lucas, Kansas

"Mounce
I thought of you and Winchester yesterday. I sure do miss you both. Guard the gates well. I miss you bud."
Doc Jared Hale of Roy, Utah

"Blake,
We met back at Fort Sill back in the day and became buddies right away. I remember meeting your family at the mall. Not a single year goes by where I dont think about you man. I hope your at peace and I know your with God. Keep him safe until the rest of us join you on post. God bless your family and may you rest in peace my friend."
Josh Moskaitis (Former Lcpl India Btry 3/10) of Maryland

"Dear Mounce family,
Let me send my thanks to you and your fine son for his being willing to pay such a high price for freedom.
I've never been in your shoes, but I can feel somewhat what you must be going through. In August 1967 we lost my brother Sgt. Gerald L. Mounce in Vietnam. There's not a day goes by we don't still miss him, as I am sure it will be with you all.
I guess we are all related some way, for I have never met a Mounce I wasn't kin to. I found Clifton's name researching mounce.
My son Jason got back from his tour in Iraq last June safe and sound, which we are very thankful for.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Best Reguards,"
Earl V. Mounce of State Road, N.C

"Johnny,
This morning I have been thinking about the war and the people who give their all for us. Really, and for no apparent reason, I had you on my mind this morning. Just after I got to my office this morning, I sat down and typed Blakeís name into my computer search engine. This was the first link that came up.

Although I did not know Blake, other than to meet him at ball games once or twice, I do know the honor and integrity of his family and how much they mean to the community to which they belong. I wanted to share the fact that I was thinking about you today as an example of people who think about and pray for you everyday that you donít even realize.

I also wanted to let you know that, through Blake, you have given me a new perspective on my on son. I remember you and I talking about Marcus at ball games and how frustrating it is to raise a teenage son. You helped me to realize that, as hard as it is sometimes, we have to laugh at some of their mischief. Through the loss of Blake it has helped me to realize how precious even those hard times are, to try to take some of them with a grain of salt, and to keep the perspective required to keep the main thing the main thing.
God bless,"
Terry Larabee of Meridian, MS

"To the Mounce family.

I know that it has been a long while since the sands of Iraq and since i last talked to Blake. I want to appologize for the time that has went by, I want to say that I miss Blake and I am glad for the time that I didknow him, and please do know that I will never forget him. Best wishes and I hope that all does go well."
sgt. alexander J fabian of greeley/co

"Mounce,

Thank You very much for your service. I keep your family in my prayers. I am thankful that I got a chance to serve with you in Kilo Btry before I got out in 03' YUT!"
Derek (Formerly Corporal) Atkinson of Tecumseh, Michigan

"Thinking of you this Memorial Day. You are still in my prayers."
Diane Bridgman of Pontotoc,Ms.

"Up and at Ďem bright and early, Iím all business in my suit
Yeah Iím dressed up for success, from my head down to my boots
I donít do it for money, thereís bills I that I canít pay
I donít do it for the glory, I just do it anyway
Providing for our futureís, my responsibility
Yeah Iím real good under pressure, being all that I can be
And I canít call in sick on Mondays when the weekendís been too strong
I just work straight through the holidays, and sometimes all night long
You can bet that I stand ready, when the wolf growls at the door
Hey Iím solid, hey Iím steady, hey Iím true down to the core.

And I will always do my duty no matter what the price
Iíve counted up the cost, I know the sacrifice
Oh and I donít want to die for you, but if dyinís asked of me
Iíll bear that cross with honor, cause freedom donít come free.

Iím an American Soldier an American
Beside my brothers and my sisters, I will proudly take a stand
When libertyís in jeopardy, I will always do whatís right

Iím out here on the front lines, sleep in peace tonight
American Soldier, Iím and American, Soldier.

An American Soldier an American
Beside my brothers and my sisters, I will proudly take a stand
When libertyís in jeopardy, I will always do whatís right
Iím out here on the front lines, sleep in peace tonight
American Soldier, Iím and American, an American, an American, Soldier."

"Cpl Mounce and Family, I just want to say that it has been a year and a half and I will never forget you and Chester. You two boys were always great to have around the motorpool. I still think about you all the time and will never forget you. Continue to guard those gates of heaven and you rememeber that you'll never be forgotten by us Kilo boys. You made my time with Kilo interesting and fun. I think thats why I never wanted to leave. I will never forget that hell of a day and how I felt. I miss you. Your family is my family. Semper Fi

Gunny Earl"
Larry Earl of 3/10 Camp Lejeune

"One Team! One Family! One Fight...
Hoorraahh Soldier!! May God Be With You."
A1C Bradley Holt of Sheppard AFB, Texas

"THE FINAL INSPECTION

The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"

The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell.""
Sgt. Ross of Mississippi

"Merry Christmas From Heaven

I still hear the songs
I still see the lights
I still feel your love
on cold wintery nights

I still share your hopes
and all of your cares
I'll even remind you
to please say your prayers

I just want to tell you
you still make me proud
You stand head and shoulders
above all the crowd

Keep trying each moment
to stay in His grace
I came here before you
to help set your place

You don't have to be
perfect all of the time
He forgives you the slip
If you continue the climb

To my family and friends
please be thankful today
I'm still close beside you
In a new special way

I love you all dearly
now don't shed a tear
Cause I'm spending my
Christmas with Jesus this year"
Vangi & McKaLyne Lunsford, wife & daughter of the late Sgt. Audrey Daron Lunsford of Batesville, MS

"TO THE MOUNCE FAMILY, WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT BLAKE WAS TRULY LOVED BY US, AND NOT A DAY GOES BY THAT WE DONT MISS HIM AROUND HERE. WE STILL CARRY HIS SPIRT WITH US, AND I CALL HIS CADENCE EVERYTIME WE PT, TIFF I KNOW THIS MUST BE IMPOSSIBLE 4 U AND I WISH THERE WAS SOMETHING WE COULD DO OR SAY, THAT WOULD MAKE THINGS EASIER BUT WE BOTH KNOW THERE ISNT. MR & MRS MOUNCE IT WAS A PLEASURE TO MEET THE FAMILY WHO RAISED SUCH A GREAT PERSON.
MOUNCY WE KNOW YOUR WATCHING FROM ABOVE, WE KNOW U HEAR US WHEN WE REMINISE AND TELL ALL THE STORIES FROM JAPAN, THAILAND, AND WORK. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED AND LOVED, YOU TRULY TOUCHED EVERYONE HERE. R.I.P MOUNCY. WE LOVE YOU."
CPL HERNANDEZ AND THE BOYZ OF KILO BATTERY of NYC/NC, USA

"" To the mounce family", Godbless yall Blake was a kind person and would do anything for anyone. Though I know all over the world the death of your son will always have an empact on someones life. Blake died doing something that he wanted to do. Blake would be proud of each and everyone of yall."
Oak Dale of Hurricane , Mississippi

"To the Mounce family,
Our heartfelt prayers are with you over the loss of your beloved Clifton. We hope you take some comfort in knowing this tragedy is not in vain and he will Always be Remembered.
CLIFTON - thank you for your bravery and sacrifice for our country. We celebrate your life and honor your memory. May the Angels surround your family as they try to heal.
From a grateful family of an American Soldier, Ft. Campbell 101st AVN Regt, now serving in Iraq, 10-20-05"
---The Erwin Family of Oregon, United States of America

"blake i think about you every day. some days i don't know how tiffany does it. then i remember she is a marines wife. she has been so strong through these tough times we all have had. i know you are watching over her everyday. i love you so much blake, you are our son we never had. it makes me proud to tell everyone you are my son-in-law. you will always be in my heart. at night when i take out jasmine i look for the brighest star knowing that you are looking down on me. thank you for being a loving husband to my daughter tiffany and being such a proud marine and defending our beautiful country . i love you blake."
rhonda owen of pontotoc ms.

"Blake I want you to know that I still love you more and more everyday. You will always be my hero and I will always be proud of you. You mean the world to me and I would give anything to have you back in my arms and to hear you say that you love me one last time. But you know that I will see you oneday and we will be back in each others arms once again. Thank you so much for everything I love you to the universe and back. Love always your wife Tiffany"
Tiffany Mounce of Pontotoc, MS/ USA

"i miss you and chester more everyday. i wish i could have been there for you both, and i know its not my fault i got injured by those bastards, i just want you to know how much you have touched my life and everyone around you. God bless you and chester and your families."
mccloskey of philadelphia,pa

"To the Family of Blake Mounce...Not a day goes by that I don't think about your Blake and my nephew Chris Winchester and the young lady Tricia Jamison. My thoughts and prayers are with you as we grieve the loss of our love ones."
Martha Winchester Hyde of Pearl River, LA

"To Tiffany, Pat, Johnny, and family,

I can't express how sorry I am about your lose. I wish I could be there to show my respects. My prays are with you and my heart goes out to you. When I found out about Blake it hit hard, and I know the Lord will see everyone through.I was talking to momma and daddy and I told them the first thing that i could remember about Blake was when daddy was flipping us, we were little but I cant remember the age, and daddy busted his nose. Things like that will see you through remember the good times. Blake gave his life for our country and we are forever indeated to him. We are all going to miss him, but we will never forget him. My husband James is over there right now and i fear of what you are going through will happen to me, but we must turn to the Lord and he will see us through. I believe Blake is in a better place and I am proud to say that i knew him my whole life. May God bless you all and may he help you through this. God will never put more on your plate than you can handle. I love all of you and I will be seeing you all soon. We Love You. With Love and Sympathy April, James, and Little Jimmy Harpole"
April of Fort Wainwright, Alaska, USA

"God Bless Your family and loved ones right now, it was my cousin Tricia Jameson (medic with the National Guard) that was with your son and Christopher Winchester in those last few minutes...Three beautiful Angels linked together in the last moments...Two Marines who fearlessly and bravely gave their lives and a medic who tried fearlessly and bravely to save them. I pray for you and your families, from our fallen soldier to yours may God always Bless and keep you and yours. ALL THREE WILL ALWAYS BE LINKED IN THIS MOMENT TOGETHER AND WILL ALWAYS BE LOVED, NEVER FORGOTTEN AND KEPT IN OUR HEARTS, SOULS AND MEMORIES....
God Bless, Keri Craig, Cousin of Sgt. Tricia Lynn Jameson,National Guard Medic KIA in Iraq on July 14th, 2005."
Keri Craig of LaVista, Nebraska

"Dear Family of Clifton Mounce: I lost my son, Marine LCpl Chad Maynard, on June 15, 2005 in Ramadi. When I heard the news about your son, it was like I was reliving that day all over again. It's hard for me to type this even now. I'm so sorry for your loss. On the temporary head stone on my son's grave is the saying, "Not In Vain". That is truly what my son believed and what we, as his family, have to believe every day. Please know that I feel your pain and loss, and I cry with you. They say time eases the pain, and I guess they may be right, but with every new report, I feel the ache of missing my son so much. Always remember, you are not alone. There are others who love you and care about you and know exactly what you are going through. Thank you for your son and his service to us all."
Cindy Maynard, mother of Marine LCpl Chad Maynard and Marine Cpl Jacob Maynard of Kennewick, WA

"I sincerely sympathize with the family of BLAKE. My cousin is Lucas Tucker, the fallen Marine from Pontotoc. Words can not express the feelings---they go from extreme pain for the loss and extreme proudness knowing they were doing what they loved, and everything in between.. I thank Blake for helping make a differance.And for Johnny and Pat for raising a fine young man. Tiffany I can not say how my heart hurts for you, I pray that yall will find strenght in the Lord and in our comminities for they are behind us all the way!! Semper Fi... and may GOD bless, Keep and help us all. Sincerely, Teresa & Dwight Hill and Family"
Teresa Hill of New Albany, MS U>S>A>

"Rest in Peace Devil Dog
J and T USMC NC"

"TO THE FAMILY OF THIS HERO:
WE ARE FROM FLOMATON ALABAMA AND WE JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW YOU ALL ARE IN OUR THOUGHT AND PRAYER ALSO. WE DID KNOW CHRIS AND HIS FAMILY PERSONALLY AND I CAN SEE WHAT YOU ALL MUST BE GOING THOUGH, JUST REMERBER THE LORD HAS BIGGER AND BETTER PLANS FOR THESE HEROS. YOU HAVE YOU OWN ANGEL NOW.
MAY YOU ALL BE BLESSED BY THE HANDS OF THE LORD."
JANW AND WADE HOLCOMBE of FLOMATON, ALABAMA

"To the family and friends of Corporal Clifton B. Mounce,

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."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts "
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca USA

"Tiffany,
We were so bless to friends and neighbors of you and Blake. We will miss his smiling face and his wonderful sense of humor. We were talking to Kaleb about him and smiled real big, he remembers him too! We love you girl and are here for you when every you need us!!! Brad, Autumn, and Kaleb ps I am sure he and Ethan are having so much fun togther!"
Autumn Canfield of Jacksonvile,Nc

"Pat, as I talk with Regina about your loss of Blake, I can't conceive of your pain and sorrow. I know from Gina that Blake knew Christ as his Savior and that this must be one of the only things getting you through each and every step of these past days. I know this past week of your birthday, his anniversary, and today (July 28th) his birthday and day for his Memorial service and funeral, are days full of memories and pain. I know that after the events surrounding Blakes' death have settled somewhat, you will have a hope and comfort in the fact that you WILL see him again at the throne of God our Father. Please, Please hold to that promise from God's word and His heart. Blake is His child also, and now Blake is home, at rest,at peace and he is filled with a joy that is unspeakable. I know we met only briefly at Gina's wedding years ago, but I remember how special you and Karen were to her during the months after her accident. Please know that I will keep you and your family in my prayers for God's peace to give you comfort over the next weeks, months and years. I too am a Mom of a son. He is only twelve, but he is my heart. I am so proud that a fine young man like Blake was defending me and helping the victims in Iraq pull thier country and lives back together after the EVIl of Saddam was shut down. Always remember that WE ALL WILL REMEMBER YOUR SACRIFICE!!!! God's peace be with you!"
Pam (Gina's friend) of Kosciusko Mississippi

"Blake, Thank you so much for the ultimate sacrifice for our country and my family, I will make sure my two children remember the marine from Ecru,MS. who laid down his life so we could be safer here. To the family, try to remember that if God brings you to it, he will bring you through it. I love and will continue to pray for all of ya'll. Ms.Pat and Mr.Johnny...you raised a true hero!!"
Tonya Osborn of Pontotoc, Mississippi

"I just want to say THANK YOU! The price Blake paid for our freedom will never be forgotten by us. My children and my grandchildren will always remember Blake coming home as he passed through New Albany, Ms. and the story of how your son died to keep us all free. They did not know him but they will always remember Blake. May God bless you and comfort you and your family. My family will continue to keep your family in our prayers."
Betsy Martin of New Albany, Ms

"Sacrifice gives life meaning. Our lives now mean more because of Blake's selfless gift."
Barbara of Maine

"brilliant guy and service really proud to have heard about him and service just wish i could,"
Stuart Long, c2 quadraplegic of UK

"The world owes your son and all those serving a great deal of gratituude for their sacrifices. On Behalf of those eho feel the same as I do thank you the Mounce family for making the ultimate sacrifice so we may have the freedoms many hold dearly."
Tim of Kentucky

"I have heard of Blake from a mutual friend and although I never knew him personally, I know that he and his comrades are owed a deep debt of gratitude by ALL the free world.
It is men like him who allow us all to walk anywhere and say anything we wish because we are free and while brave men like blake are willing to jeopardise their health and lives to keep us this way we must stay so.
Blake has earned our eternal gratefulness.
It is surely a great shame that he had to buy our freedom with his life.
Blakes family must be very proud of him.
The people of England and UK salute a very brave man."
Ray Hibberd of UNITED KINGDOM (ENGLAND)

"words can't express my feeling toward you and all are fallen soldiers for our freedom"
chris of pennsylvania

"To The Family of Corporal Blake Mounce,
You are dear friends of mine and I watched as Blake grow from a baby into a man serving God and his country. No words can fill the emptiness left by his death. But he died a Hero and will always be a Hero. Semper Fi Blake. We love you."
Regina Tutor Smith of Ecru, Miss. USA

"To the families of Cpl Mounce,
Our deepest sympathies go out to your family in this time of need. I served with Cpl Mounce in Trebil until 5 of us were wounded and couldn't keep up the fight. We will all miss the times shared and the memories given to us by time spent with Cpl Mounce. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you."
Cpl Daniel and wife Amber Barron of Jacksonville, NC

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

"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE... Thank you Blake, for making the ultimate sacfice for this great country. Your bravery is of the utmost and you will forever be an American hero! May God's greatest grace and peace comfort and strengthen all of your precious family and friends during this time. We love you!"
Jim and Christi Littlejohn and Family of Pontotoc, Mississippi USA

"I don't know you but my heart is breaking for you. I had came on the site to post something in memory of Chris Winchester who gave his life along with your son. My heart truly goes out to you the family and friends of this brave young man. He and Chris gave the ultimate sacrifice, (no greater sacrifice than to lay down your life for your brother), God has a great reward for these two young men. I hope and pray that your days will be feeled with great memories of your loved one. I know that that is what is helping us get through the loss of Chris. But, through faith in God we will all be together again where we will never have to weep and say goodbye. I pray the peace of God on this family and the fellow Marines who serve so bravely.

God Bless"
Barbara and Treavor Smith of E. Brewton, Al

"Hey buddy whazzup...its curtis. I just want you to know that cutillo and me did our best to pull you guys out. we miss you guys so much * aint the same around here without you and chester saying hey boot come here. i want you to know that you two are truly missed. right now monzon is drawing up a tribute to all the ones who have passed away here in iraq. we love you guys and we know that when we go on our convoys you guys are leading the way. your in a better place now may the lord bless your souls."
Lcpl. Curtis of Trebil, Iraq 3/10

"To Cpl. C. Blake Mounce's wife, parents, siblings, and friends: My heart breaks for your loss. Words cannot express what I feel. We have had you in our thoughts and prayers ever since we first heard of Blake's death. Although we have never met, we feel a special bond with other Marine families. Please know that we appreciate so very much the sacrifice that Blake made and that you as his family has made along with him. He will not be forgotten. He will forever be an American Hero.
May God bless and be with you all."
Marilyn Harrell....Proud Marine Mom of Falkner, MS

"THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE. YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN AND ALWAYS REMEMBERED AS A HERO. MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY IN THIS HARD TIME AND ALWAYS. MY HUSBAND WAS HONORED TO SERVE NEXT TO HIM IN IRAQ AND OUR FAMILY IS SO GRATEFUL TO HIM."
KATHRYN of CAMP LEJEUNE, NC

"Thank you Clifton Mounce, 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 Cpl. Clifton Mounce:
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 Clifton 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 Cpl. Clifton Mounce:
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 Clifton, 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