Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Pfc. Geoffrey Perez

24, of Los Angeles, California.
Perez died due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on August 15, 2004.

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"Today is Veterans Day 2016 & this morning I cried remembering you my Boy! I told your * to join the Navy but your stubborn butt laughed and said you were gonna join the Marines.

I met Geoffrey when I got out of the Navy and worked at 550 Hope in DTLA. I was the maintenance project manager & he was building security. We hit it off the first day we met & kicked it up until he joined the Marines.

I never got to meet his new born son but I'd love to meet him if someone can get at me. That would be an honor for me.
Here's my cell 3108491533

Rest In Peace my Boy! "That's CaaaaRazy!"
Love you Homie!
-Damiano Raigoza"
Damiano Raigoza of Los Angeles Killa Cali

"Still Missing you Brother!"
Silva of San Jose

"Hello my name is Andrew stefanidis . I served with Geoffrey from boot camp to SOI and even deployed with him in 2004 I need to speak to his sister lidia I've waited to long and I can't keep holding my pain in anymore I need to share with you something I've been holding onto for 11 years my number is 9092799082 my email is dark.angel9117@yahoo.com please contact me asap thank you and I'm very sorry I didn't reach out to you sooner when I hear from you I'll explain why ..."
andrew stefanidis of fontana ca

"You are missed always and kept alive in our hearts, we wish you was here but God has you in a better place. We remember you this Memorial Day 2016.

PMCAQQLPADQMCDME"
Louie of LA, CA

"It's been almost 12 years since you've been gone and not a day goes that I don't miss you or think of you. I'm sitting at work and you keep popping up in my mind. I just wanted to say that I love and miss you."

"Geoffrey, in days like this with the holidays I keep your family in prayer. It seems like it was just yesterday that you came to my job with a smile and proudly said I have join the Marines. I wish you were still here to cheer everyone up just like you did every time you step inside any room. You were a good friend to many. God Bless you and you family, both being brave enough. You had the courage to leave your family behind and serve for us all. And your family for lending us "YOU" to go out and serve this country of our. Miss you!"
J.P of Los Angeles, CA

"Miss you Brother! 11 years later and you're still missed!"
Richard of San Jose,CA

"Happy Birthday Brother!!! Still missing you! Semper Fi"
Silva of San Jose

"Happy birthday primo! Love and miss you!"
Vanessa Atilano of Los Angeles (SJ) CA

"Miss you a lot Brother! Love you and Semper Fi!"
Richard Silva of San Jose, CA

"Brother GP, help me since I know for a real fact that you are an angel to your friends and loved ones. I see that you have never forgot about your loved ones and friends. U kept it real always and had an energy for the cielos.. .GP de los Cielos. Help me bro and ask GOD to allow you to help me on this one. I am in a WAR with people that want to see me down.. SiemperFi and help me battle these people that want me out. You can I know. Once I win this battle I know you would have helped me big time and I will re-post to everyone that you hear our prayers. BRO please bring backup and forces of Nature and from GOD and the Heavens, I am counting on your to WIN this one with me. For MY MUNCHKINS>>>>>. LOVE U and MISS U BRO.."
UR BRO of ALL AROUND

"Qvo primo just right here reminiscing on good times we always had I wasn't able to say goodbye or see u at ur funeral because of things I did but I wear u around my neck every single day for 10 plus years now. If u know me u know I'm lost w out my chain ur face is fading but I can see u perfectly. I always tell people I got my game from u. N till this day apply rules u showed me i live by them. I have two children now n always speak of u to them. There was never a bad time being around u even Wen they shot at us in the el Camino our moms were pissed. Well primo some of the things u said to me I'm barely learning n I think holy crap that's Wat he meant. Miss u w all my soul now that Thanksgiving is coming up I wanna say I'm thankful for the things u taught me n for always having my back Love u Bro. tell the homies n all our familia que one day we shall meet again.Mandatory"
Luis Angel Perez Sr. of Los Angeles, Califas

"<3 I miss you both."
Tati of Maywood

"Been 10 Years and I still miss you everyday brother! Semper Fi!"
Richard Silva of San Jose Ca

"oh how you left a mark in my spirit, you are still alive for many of us and not in flesh but in spirit, you are always around and never let us down. Keep being our guardian angel my bro. Miss you very much..... Louie from Los Angeles."
Louie of Los Angeles

"It's almost been 10 years. I miss you everyday brother! I pray for your family and hope that I can live my life to the fullest. Thank you for all you did. Semper Fi!"
Richard of San Diego

"As part of a Memorial Day Ceremony honoring all of the fallen of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, I am honored to read Geoffery's name. I lost my own son, Neil, on Aug. 13, 2004 when he was KIA."
Diane of Verona, PA

"Hey Big G! Me and Alba are here at the back house studying, and are talking about you and how much we miss you! Remembering all them good times, tell Rudy we love him! Look out for us where ever we going. Love you guys."
Cintya Perez Iraheta of 39st L.A.

"My son served with Geoffrey and was with him the day he died. As they were both from Los Angeles, they became great friends. Geoffrey relieved my son from a check point so he could get some rest. As he was lying in bed, he heard the explosion. A suicide bomber ran the check point. My son and I mourn his loss everyday. My son always says, "It should have been me." God Bless you PFC Geoffrey Perez. Both of you should have made it home.
— Tina Richards
May 15, 2009 at 10:06 a.m.

I saw this and had to post it brother, we follow you, this is your facebook, instagram...."
Louie Avalos of los angeles, CA

"Wow my friend, first of all i want to say Thank You. Theres not a day that i dont think of you, the good days and the bad that we had together. The laughters and arguments. Now that i am a father i knw that the decision you made was not easy. Once again Thank You you will always be in my prayers. Love you and miss you much."
Willy gamarra of san bernandino Ca

"From Louie Avalos, your son keeps you going, I miss you brother."
Louie Avalos of Los Angeles, CA

"Hi dad,we are here in Guatemala with mom,hoping to go see your grave soon. Im proud of what you did for our country and I miss you. Your the greatest Dad in the whole galaxy. LoVe,your son"
Jonathan Jesus Perez of Guatemala,C.A.

"Still Think of you all the time! I wonder how life would be with you here in this day today!! Keep watching over us. Waiting to the day to see you again!!"
J.R

"Geoff, we remember you like if it was yesterday! We love you and will always hold you in our hearts. Till we meet again!!!"
Aide Franco-Avalos of Albuquerque, NM

"8 years and still loving you as my brother from another mother"
Lue ava

"I miss you brother, ask God to send Angeles to save my Soul and rid me of Sin. We love u"
Lue of Los Angeles

"To Everybody You Were Geoffrey But To The Ones That Lived The Best Moments In High School Together You Was Always The WAKKO Of The Bunch..... Love You And Miss You My Brotha (carnal)......"
Juan Rodrigues of LOS ANGELES

"8/15/2012 It has been 8 years now and we still love and miss you. We continue to thank you for your service,sacrifice and what you did for all of us. We honor you today.
John 15:13 "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.""
Linda-Richard Silva's Mom of San Diego, CA

"I just wanted you to know that you are being thought on this Memorial weekend. That you for you service. Without our Military I would hate to think what our country would be like. It would be my wish that every American would take a minute or two and say a little prayer for all.
HEROES NEVER DIE. THEY LIVE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER.
I truly believe this."
Pamela Dustin of Bakersfield, CA

"Just sitting here thinking of you and wishing you were here. Love and miss You always!"
marisela

"Geo, Still remember you. Keeping you alive... Geoffrey Perez for life.... U will always live in our hearts brother. Waiting on your return.... May your spirit visit everyone that has posted a comment about you on this site. We love u brother... We miss u.... One Million Wishes that you lived... Life would be sooooo much fun with you around.... Missing u......"
Luie Av. of los Angeles

"It was nice to say JJ again :) Everytime I see him get bigger and bigger he just reminds me so much of his Dad ( Geoffrey). I am sure Jonathan still has an idea who his dad really is. Love always bro I know your up there with Rudy watching over us all.
12/20/11---10:34pm"
Alba Perez of Los Angeles, CA

"September 11, 2011 - It's been ten yrs. now and watching "9/11 Remembered" I am grateful for all the memorials and especially that we are also honoring our men and women who have died in the "War on Terror" WE WILL NEVER FORGET! We miss you, our HERO Geoffrey!"
Linda Balestrieri (Richard Silva's Mom) of San Diego, CA

"Still missing you Brother!!!!"
Richard Silva of San Diego

"It's been 7 years since you were taken from us, yet it feels like it was just yesterday. You're always in my thoughts and prayers, til we meet again please continue watching over us. I Love You and I Miss You bro, RIP 0311"

"Happy Birthday Bro"
ADAN of LOS ANGELES

"Feliz Cumpleanos Homie."
rios alex

"Just wanting to Wish you A Happy Birthday!! My son who I named Perez reminds me of you. Until we meet again. Semper Fi!"
Richard Silva of San Diego, CA

"You did not die in vain brother, justice was served last night. Every night when I lay my head I ask you to watch over me-Thanks for doing that, I miss you. Til we meet again..."
ADAN of Los Angeles, Cali

"Last night we heard with everyone around the world that bin laden was killed by US troops. I couldnt stop thinking that u gave up your life to kill that M*****F****. Well brother We have never forgot u and the sacrifies you made. I love You and miss you!"
Rios Alex of Los Angeles, CA

"I miss you Geoffrey and Rudy too. I wish I can see you guys to hug and tell you I love you but I will see u guys soon"
your lil sister Cintya Perez of LA

"Happy Birthday Marine! Miss You!"

"hey primo just stoppin by to say hi were packing 4 a move and natie found ur memorial cd and she was asking about u she said mommy did uncle geoffrey have a gf... I said baby he was a heart breaker she said he was handsome anyways primo i luv u and miss u lots... Xoxo"
marisela of los angeles

"I never forget that day!, I will honor you always and pray your watching us and smiling, peace brother...I'll see ya again."
HM1 Stoic of Long Beach, CA

"Hard day to get passed but Thankful that we served together. Semper Fi!"
Richard of San Diego

"Hey Bro, happy b-day! I took your son to Sea World that day and drove past camp pendleton and your son shouted out loud, "My dad is a Marine!" He knows who his dad was and will always be.
We miss you..."
Mely of LA

"Happy Birthday Marine! You are Missed!"
Richard Silva of San Diego

"hey primo sorry i couldnt stop by yesterday work was a *... Happy bday... I was listening to a song called if your reading this it reminds me of you.. I love and miss you.."
marisela of los angeles

"Hi cuz on my way to work thinking of you on the day which would have been your birthday. Love and miss you hope your up there celebrating"
vanessa of Los Angeles, Ca

"Happy fourth of July Geoffrey Perez"
Louie of Los Angeles, ca

"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, Ohio USA

"the truth will soon come out!"
of cali

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Sincerely and Respectfully,
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Project Compassion
P.O. Box 153
Manti, Utah 84642"
Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"Still miss you Brother.
Semper Fi,
Richard Silva"
of San Diego

"Perez,
Just wanted to Wish you a Happy Birthday. I miss you Brother.
Semper Fi,
Richard Silva"
of San Diego

"Hey primo just wanted to stop by and wish you a happy birthday. We miss you so much natalie wants to say happy bday too. We keep you in our hearts and prayers and all though we wish you were here with us its comforting knowing ur in a place which knows no pain or suffering we love you and miss you"
Marisela of Los angeles

"Hi cousin. Happy Birthday!!! Just wanted to tell you that I love you and miss you so much. Keep looking after us especially your beautiful son, nephews and niece they are all so cute you would be so proud of them. Love you"
Vanessa of LA, CA

"Hey Bros I miss you guys so much. It's amazing how life is, you and Rudy are in heaven and God sends me two little angels from above...what a wonderful gift. I think God works in mysterious ways and I thank God for blessing us all with these wonderful boys. Jonathan, Geoffrey, Jacob and now we have a new addition to our family, a baby girl, Darling Amara...yes our baby sister is now a mom. I only wish you and Rudy were here to see them all grow, but I know you both are watching over them and keeping them safe.
I ask that you look out for Mom and Dad they are still hurting. Dad has isolated his pain and mom is a strong woman but she needs you.
It has been a while since I hugged you in my dreams...I miss that. Everytime you pay me a visit we hug like we haven't seen each other in a long time. But you're always so happy and you tell me that you are fine and not to be sad anymore.
I love you guys and I see you both in my children and I feel whole again. I have my two boys now like I had my two brothers then. Thank you Lord."
Your Sister, Mely of L.A.

"Hey cusin its been a while since i left you a message but youve been on my mind alot latley the holidays make it pretty hard. Well I just wanted to say that we all miss and love you terribly. I love you"
Marisela of los angeles, CA

"Keeping Geoffrey Perez Alive online and in our Hearts. I know you are up in Heaven but Geoffrey pay all of us a visit in our Dreams brother. I had that one dream that you got up from the casket and said don't miss me guys I am alive and you then went back to sleep. Well Brother........ We will always miss you until the day we meet up in the Heavens.... Peace is with you and may no other Marine Die in Iraq..... May God bless them all....... Anyone out there wanting to meet up and see Geoffrey's Presentation call me at 323-706-0978"
Louie of Los Angeles

"Geoffrey, You've been in my mind so much, 4yrs now. I miss you so much, Bless us all that are still here! te quiero mucho y siempre!"
Janet

"Perez,
Well my Brother, Another year of missing you. I'm still Honored to have lead you into battle. My son is one and has your name. I don't think that's enough for what you have done but maybe it's a start.
Semper Fi,
Richard Silva USMC RET."

"4 years and it still hurts. peace brother."
.

"Happy Birthday Geoffrey Perez. I miss you brother. No parties, football and kicking it with you with my brothers. I gave your Mom and Dad a gift quilt all about you. Your dad cried so much and said the biggest hit in his heart was the day he lost you. He loves you and misses you just like your sisters and mother does. Keep them safe from the heavens above... Send me half of your energy from the heavens. Boy you were a spark plug.... Take care brother and may GOD bless you always...."
Louie of Los Angeles

"Greetings Brother,
Just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday. I remember the time as we spent our Birthdays in Iraq. I sure do miss you Brother. I hope you are proud of me. I try to live my life for the both of us. I keep in touch with your faimly and hope that I can do more to keep your memory alive as best I can.
Semper Fi,
Your Marine Brother,
Sgt Richard Silva"
of San Diego, CA

"Happy Birthday G.P. missing you always ya sabes bro... paz y luz"
X.T.G.O. of Maywood, CA

"Geo, I am remembering you on your day...your spirit lives on."
J of L.A. CA

"July 3, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Geoffrey Perez:
Geoffrey 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

"Hey Geoffrey so it's been crazy... things have been showing up and wow I'm left speechless and nervous and everything else that goes with whatever it is. I dont want to leave the generic message of "i miss" but i do... please say hello to Rudy... stay sweet and i miss you. is it okay to laugh at the memories? i think at this point it is."
X.T.G.O. of THE WOODS

"HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM EARTH TO HEAVEN...THE OTHER DAY THE FA,ILY WAS WATCHING OUR WEDDING VIDEO AND I GOT THE CHANCE TO HEAR YOUR VOICE AS YOU LAUGHED TO GRAB THE GARDER OR THAT THING GUYS TROW, YOU MOVED SO U WOULDNT GET IT AS NELSON LA TIRO...IT WAS NICE HEARING YOU AGAIN...HEY ASK GOD TO SHOW ME THE TRUTH CAUSE IT FEELS THAT I CANT NO MORE."
KAREN CRUZ of LOS ANGELES

"Geoffrey, Im so happy I seen you yesterday in my dreams.... You looked diffrent.. You still looked handsome but older more mature, thanks for talking to me in my dream. I really missed you ... Come back soon and say hi again!!!"
Janet R of Torrance

"Miss you GP.. wish you would spend these Holidays with us.. May God Bless you Soul Always.. - Luetek"
Louis of Los Angeles

"G.P. MISS YOU"
Xitlalic of MAYWOOD

"God looked around his garden,
And He found an empty place.
He then looked down upon this Earth,
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you,
And lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn't go alone.
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.

"You will always live in my heart""
Sgt Felipe Montes

"Geoffrey, I got the chills just looking at a Video on YOUTUBE about what you guys go through in IRAQ. That is hard to deal with.... I am missing you bro. I wish you came back and lived with your sisters and mom. Your son misses you.. Always keep being an Angel to them because they miss and love you so much..."
Louis of LA

""it is 2007 and i find my self luis villacorta and alex rodriguez talking about geoffrey..seems like yesterday we were all in the lunch line waiting for our lunch.. seems like yesterday you were displaying your martial arts kicks... doggy dog the last persons you will ever think would talk about you now today august the 19th 2007 its me and alex rodriguez loco en tu memoria one love one blood see you soon..."
luis v alex rodriguez of los angeles cali...foshay#1"
luis v "N" alex rodriguez of FOSHAY ++will always remeber you

"THE OTHER DAY I HAD A MEMORY OF YOU. IT MADE ME LAUGH. REMEMBER THAT DAY VICKY WAS TALKING ABOUT MISSION IMPOSSIBLE...HAHAHA... THAT WAS FUNNY... AND REMEMBER STEPH... YEAH REMEMBER THE CONVERSATION AFTER STEPH... ANOTHER FUNNY MOMENT. YEAH THOSE ARE MOMENTS I MISS THE MOST. CUIDATE BRO. MUCH LOVE!"
X.G. of Maywood CA

"Geoff today marks another year with out you. I hope that from up above you can see how much we miss you here! I got chills just thinking that today 3 yrs ago we were receiving this awfull news. We miss you and hope to sum day meet up with you. We love you man..."
Karen & Nelson of Los Angeles, California

"Hey Geoffrey... 3ys today... I get goosebumps thinking of it... How I wish you were here... So much has happend.. I miss you alot and I always have you in my thoughts .. I know that if you were here things would be so different, but your in paradise... Just keep watching over us. Your family: bless them, your friends and relatives, watch over us and keep us in the right path. Cant wait to see you again. XOXO"
Janet R. of Torrance

"Perez,
Today is the 3rd year that the Lord took you home. It seems longer because I miss you so. I just had a boy and his middle name is named in honor of you. Until we are together again my brother. Semper Fi,
Silva"
of San Diego

"Hey Geoffrey will today marks your third year Anaversery and even though you and the family are always in my thoughts and prayers I just want you to know that I especially thought of today. I love you cousin."
Vanessa Atilano of Los Angeles, CA

"Wow Mijo, we would of been joking that you were getting old a few days ago, but now youre celebrating your day in gold and with God. We miss you...

"Happy Birthday to you...
Happy birthday to you...
happy birthday dear GEOFFREY...
Happy BIRTHDAY TO YOU.....""
Karen & Nelson of Los Angeles, California

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRO... TE EXTRAÑO.
NO ME GUSTA DECIRTE AMIGO PORQUE FUISTE MAS QUE ESO. THANKS ALWAYS."
X.G. of Maywood CA

"Hey Primo today would have been your 27th birthday just wanted to stop by and let u know that u were on my mind on what would of been ur special day!!! love you and miss you"
vanessa atilano of los angeles, ca

""HAPPY FATHERS DAY" primo still loving you and missing u"
vanessa atilano of Los Angeles, CA

"Hey Man, if there was any other way to talk to you i would want to know how, but since there isnt this will do. i remember when your parents would post up there work place right next to ours in the swap meet, and i remember i would like to go over and talk to you, this is stuff i remember from when i was a kid, i knew you just enough to call you a friend, and you always had great storries, you kinda took the bordom away from those long hours at work. i know this is a little late, but i find it better late than ever. when i first heard what happened i heard it from my aunt and i stood up til 4 in the morning to see any pre recorded news, and when i saw your dad on the news i couldnt believe it and when i saw your sister i started to cry because i knew that it wasnt something in my mind i knew it had really happened. until this day i believe that your death shouldnt have happened, but what can we do. i just hope that your family i doing a little better. and i want you to know that as far as i know you will not be forgotten. Rest In Peace Homie G."
Eric Mendez of City Of Angels, California

"Geoff... how I wish that when I come here you can respond to the messages...
miss you so much...."
J.R

"Hey G.P. it's been ten years... I've never liked this day and I never wanted to come close to this day. Infact I always thought you were be here with me, and even though all this time has past I still get angry. I know you always told me to move on and I did, but I do miss the moments. I guess that's why they call'em memories. Well good friend stay in the memory and tell him I miss him. Ten years. GOD BLESS."
X.G. of Maywood

"GEOFFREY PEREZ


You’re PERSONALITY,
You’re big SMILES,
Your way of APPROACHING US,
The way you made every REUNION
JOYFUL and EXITING…

The way YOU made us SMILE,
And the way YOU made some CRY…

You’re KINDNESS,
Your SURPRISING GIFTS,
You’re soft HANDS,
And you’re BEAUTIFUL FACE…

We go back a long way
High school is where we met.
I’ll remember those days
Like if it had happened yesterday…

But now, your EYES are CLOSED
You’re WORDS we won’t HEAR
No more SMILES to brighten our DAYS
No more PICTURES with YOU to SHARE…

GEOFFREY, YOU DIED A HERO AT WAR!

Thank you for all those memories
Thank you for always making us smile
Thank you for been a true friend.
In the sky your eyes are added.
And in our hearts you will live for ever…


“YOU WILL BE MISSED”"
Nelson, Omar, Juan, Julian, Juan Carlos, Richard, Rodrigo, Karen, Steff, Vero, Aide, Julie, Nery, Aurora....All your frineds cant name them all.... of Los Angeles, CA

"A BETTER PLACE

YOU ARE NOW IN A WORLD WITH NO PAIN
IN A WORLD WERE THERE’S NO TOMORROW,
BUT TODAY EXISTS FOR EVER.
YOUR IN A PLACE WERE TEARS DON’T FALL.
AND THE HEART DOESN’T HURT.
THERE IS NO ROOM FOR SADNESS.

YOUR IN A PLACE CALLED HOME
FAR AWAY FROM THIS LIFE.
YOU LOVED US IN LIFE
AND WILL LOVE US IN HEAVEN.

THE PAIN IS IMMENSE!
BUT WE KNOW THAT YOU’RE IN A BETTER PLACE.
A PLACE WERE THERE IS NO TOMORROW
BUT TODAY LAST’S FOR EVER…

We miss you."
Karen & Nelson Cruz of Los Angeles, CA

"NOW THAT YOU’RE GONE...


I REMEMBER THE DAY I MET YOU
I COULDN’T BELIEVE MY EYES.
YOU WERE SO BEAUTIFUL
KIND AND FUNNY.

THROUGH OUT THE YEARS
WE SHARED MANY
SMILES AND THOUGHTS.

REMEMBER: HOW YOU DANCED WITH ME,
I WORE MY WEDDING GOWN, AND
EVERY TIME YOU TURNED ME
I’D PUSH YOU WITH MY DRESS.
WE DANCED TO MY FAVORITE MUSIC.

REMEMBER: YOU BOUGHT MY HUSBAND
AND YOUR BEST FRIEND A 40.
YOU BOTH JUGGED.
YOU HUGGED AND DANCED WITH HIM.
YOU DID NOT CARE YOU WERE HAPPY.

REMEMBER: MY SON’S 2ND BIRTHDAY PARTY,
YOU BROUGHT HIM A BMX BIKE
AND PROMISED TO SHOW HIM HOW TO
RIDE IT.
BUT, YOU LEFT!

REMEMBER: WE ALL PROMISED TO GET TOGETHER,
BRING OUR KIDS AND ENJOY
EACH OTHER’S COMPANY.

WHAT HAPPENED OUT THERE?
YOU DIDN’T COME BACK!
THE ANGELS TOOK YOU AWAY AND
THE SKY ADDED A NEW STAR.

WE WILL REMEMBER YOU,
WITH THAT BIG SMILE ON YOUR FACE…

Geooffrey i write with so much anger and pain. We really miss you. We get together with all the friends you know, Smokey, Loks, Richard, Aide, Karen & steff and remember all the good times we had. Just yesturday we herd youre voice we were watching my wedding video were you danced all reggeton with me and of how you were making me laugh, we also laughed when Nelson tiro la liga and you turned away not to get it. Nelson really misses you and he pretends that your still around...Its so hard for him to tell you're fam of how much he wishes you were here, he cannot pass through your moms house because it attacks him really bad. We want to see you're little one but its too hard. We still talk about you in our kick backs. All that we have are these memories of high school and after too. So look out for us from up there, because all the hommies are now all spread out, when you left alot of them left too. We need to get together again because there's only few of us left. We love you and we miss you. RAIDER'S Fan from The Sky."
Karen & Nelson Cruz of Los Angeles, CA

"Geoffrey I still think of you .. and remember you always...
Your being kept in a special place in my heart...
Miss You!¢¾"
¢¾ Janet Recendiz

"i spent a couple of months with perez at the flt (falluja liason team)every day he made me laugh, he left one day and never came back, even in a war zone he had a way to make people smile, he was so vibrant and energenic, he will always be a friend, always"
lcpl. steve boaz of columbus,ohio/usa

"GP, I need your help: Please help me raise $3000 for an attorney to fight false Reckless Driving Accusations from an officer that harassed me and then lied. Please help me.. Your up there with GOD and ask him to help me please. I pray and right to you since I know if you ask GOD he will listen to you. Please help me out. I am in a mess and I wish for your help to get out of it.. if anyone wishes to help please email me at: trendysecrets@gmail.com"
Friend of Geoffrey of Los Angeles, ca

"O.K., so it's taken me a while to get on here and actually post something. I've gotten by until now by just reading the postings and remembering all the wonderful things you did that brought so many smiles to so many faces. I'm glad we remained in eachother's lives for as long as we did. Juan and I still laugh every once in a while when we remember all those things you used to do that made everyone laugh. I've seen your son grow, and Juan, Alex, and Adan tend to talk about how Chris, Baby Geoff, and JJ will be playing for USC someday. Of course, JJ and Geoff are gonna have to look after my little guy, cause Chris is as petite as they come, but he's a fast runner though, so that'll definitely get him by! I suppose that'll be the day when I'll have to cheer for my ever so hated rival (remember I'm a Bruin)! Anyhow, I felt the need to write because my brother just lost a very close friend a few days ago, and he called me last night, he's in Iraq himself now, but you know that. Well, when I spoke to my brother I could hear the hurt in his voice, and it tore me apart! I know what he's going through now, it's just like when we lost you, except that this time he's soooo far away from his family to grieve properly, and the war that killed you over two years ago is still going on, and work has to be done, and he's out there doing it. I know that you have lots of people to look after, but I'm asking you now, that when you get a chance, take a peak at my brother and give him a helping hand, help him get through this tough time in his life! Know that you have a beautiful son, (you know who he looks like), and two great looking nephews! Geoff looks like Melissa, there's no denying that, but everyone seems to think, including myself, that Chris looks like Juan, and I've made my peace with that. I just feel sorry for Melissa and myself, when it comes time to beat the Chicas off these boys....Well, that's it for now....Party on...but keep in mind that you're still greatly missed...!"
Jackie Perez of Savage , Mn.

"To the perez family , I found out what had happend through a dear friend while my husband was diployed. I didnt even know Geoffrey was over seas along with melissa, it hurt to know that youre family was going through this and i couldnt give my condolences because being out a state i was out of touch. I take this oppurtunity to say our hearts our with youre family and that his memories remain and for those Im greatfull.Geoffrey was a great man and a good friend and will always be in our memories"
yesenia (the kid from swapmeet ) of Las Vegas ,nevada

"Thanks Giving ALWAYS REMINDS ME OF YOU LOVE AND MISS YOU COUSIN"
VANESSA of LA, CALIE.

"So I was in the city of Morelia, Mich. on your anneversery. It was amazing, you won't believe all the art work there. The first thing I did was to visit La Catredal Principal de la Ciudad de Morelia. It was the most beautiful thing that I've ever seen. It was strange yet comforting to know I was there... I thought you and Rudy and how I miss you guys. I keep remembering how you told me that life goes on. I cried a little, but I have to say that it was a peaceful moment and a wonderful place for a memory. Thank You. tu amiga TATI."
XITLALIC of MAYWOOD, CA

"Hey Jeff well it's 9/11 and 5 years ago we we were all concerned and worried about the attack's to our nation. But who would of thought we'd lose you to that cause. You were such a loving person so full of life. I love you and thank you for giving the ultimate sacrafice it will never go unforgotten."
vanessa of Los Angeles, CA

"Geoffrey was a great human being who shine his light on many lives. One of them being our Fernando Hannon. On behalf of his family and I we would like to share our prayers on their 2 years anniversary. We will forever share the pain of their lost. May you stay strong and remember the mark our heroes had on our lives. I know they watch over us everyday."
Ruth Ponce, Fernando's Fiancé of Mojave, CA

"Geoffrey 2 years since you left for the heavens....... Party hard up there and remember us always... Luetek"
Luetek of San Gabriel, CA

"Geoffrey we prayed yesterday for you and always will. Thanks for all that you gave to this world. We love you the AVALOS FAM>"
Luetek of San Gabriel, CA

"Hey Geoffrey Two years have gone by since that day you were stolen from us I can't belive your gone the more time that passes by I miss you so much more. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you and pray for all those you loved so much and left behind. The minute it hit 12am I wanted to come on here but it was just so hard I was back at that momment when they called me to let me know that you had passed and I frooze and was filled with so much pain and anger. Pain because I miss you and anger because your not here and you won't be here and comming on here just made it so real. But I wanted you to know that I love and miss you which you already know. It is so hard to think that your gone but I'll just think of all the happy times we shared your in a better place now and I don't want to be selfish. I found this poem and wanted to share it with everyone who loves you it always reminds me of you.
"Soy Libre"
No lloren por mi que ya estoy libre,
Sigo el camino que Dios eligio para mi tome su mano cuando lo escuch hablar, voltie mi espalda y deje todo atras.
No puedo quedarme otro dia mas, para sunreier, amar trabajar. Lo que no termine se tiene que quedar asi, Encontre la paz al fin del dia.
Si mi ausencia ha dejado un vacio, Llenalo con bonitos recuerdos. Buenos amistades, una sonrisa, un beso, tambien estas cosas voy a extranar.
No esten afligidos con tiempos tristes, Les deso la luz del sol de manana. Mi vida ha sido llena, he gozado mucho,buenos amistades, buenos tiempos y seres queridos.
Quizas mi tiempo aqui parace haber sido cortp, no lo prolonguen mas con tristesa. Levanten su corazon y compartan conmigo, Dios lo necesita y le a dado la libertad.

I love you Cuz, countinue to watch over us as I countinue to pray for you and all those who lost there lifes for our freedom. May god be with all those men and woman still out there."
Vanessa Atilano of Los Angeles, CA

"Gosh 2 yrs.. already.....
I miss you still like crazy... I hope your still looking down on us... guiding us... and blessing us...
right befor you left you told many things that you want me to accomplish.. and you know what they are.. slowly I am.. and I promise i will you'll see...

love you Geoff... and u know I always will"
Janet R.

"Geoffrey,
Brother, it has been 2 long lonely years. I sure do miss our long in depth talks about the “Raiders” and how we are going to the games together. I remember the day that you stepped up to the plate for ALL of us and became a Hero. I will NEVER forget. Like our beloved hymn “If the Army and the Navy Ever gaze on Heaven's scenes, they will find the streets are guarded By United States Marines”. I can’t wait until our Lord reunites us and we are together once again and stand duty like we always did. Geoffrey you’re a Great Friend, my brother, and my Hero.
Semper Fi,
Richard Silva FLT (Alamo Clan)"

"HEY GEOFFREY I MISSSS YOU ALOT I STILL CANT BELIVE YOUR GONE IT SEEMS IF THE MARINES THAT CAME 2 THE HOUSE TOLD US ABOUT WHAT HAD HAPPEND TO U.I MISS U ALOT MY LOVE I REMEBER WHEN U WOULD SIT DOWN IN THE COUCH AND I WOULD RUB UR HEAD AND U WOULD SAY "YOUR MESSING UP MY HAIR CINTYA"AND THEN WE WOULD BOTH LAUGH TOGETHER. AND EVERY WEEKEND U WOULD TAKE ME AND ALBA 2 RENT MOVIES OR TAKE US TO THE THEATERS! AND NOW THERES NO ONE 2 DO THAT WITH US. I MISS THOWS GGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD TIMES WE SHARED ALL TOGETHER AND ONE OF THE BESTEST PARTS THAT WE HAD WAS ON NEW YEARS, CHISTMAS,AND YOUR HOLE LIFE U WERE WITH US. I REMEBER THAT ON NEW YEARS THE FAMILY WOULD GET 2GETHER AND DRINK TELL GOOD JOKES U WOULD MAKE EVERY ONE LAUGH ,BUT IM STILL WAITING 4 THAT SPECIL DAY 2 COME WHEN U WILL ARIVE IN OUR HOUSE DOOR I LOVE U MUCHO MY BIG ANGEL I LOVE U AND RUDY R.I.P. MY BROTHERS AND GANDFATHER FELIPE!MUCHO LOVE FOR EVERY ONE UP THERE WITH YOU!"
CINTYA M PEREZ IRAHETA of LA CA 39 ST

"Geoffrey, It was an honor to serve with you. May you rest in peace, and my condolences to your family. You will live forever. Semper Fidelis brother"
Cpl Cloy T. Richards II of salem, MO

"Happy late Birthday Bro - Better late then never Right! Hey so how is life in heaven. Please reply back via dreams. Thanks.. and take care of those that cared and loved you."
Luetek of San Gabriel, CA

"Love You Geoffrey"
Silva of San Diego

""Happy Birthday Geoffrey" Love ya and miss ya""
Vanessa of Los Angeles, Ca

"GEOFFREY!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY...

WITH THIS KNOTT IN MY THROAT... I THINK OF YOU ON THIS SPECIAL DAY THAT I DONT THINK I CAN EVER FORGET...HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY... WHERE EVER YOU ARE..
MISS YOU VERY MUCH... AND ALWAYS THINKING OF YOU... BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.."
JANET of TORRANCE

"Geoffrey,
Happy Birthday. It’s been 2 lonely years since we celebrated our birthdays in Iraq together. I surely miss our long talks while on and off duty. You, by far ARE the best Marine I had and the pleasure to serve with. I miss you my brother, my friend, my Hero.
Semper Fi,
Silva
SilvaUSMC@sbcglobal.net"

"Happy BDay Brother!!!!"
ADAN of South Central LA

"Happy Birthday Compadre."
Alex of South Central, Ca

"All I want to say is that my condolences go out to the Perez family. I knew Geoffre from High School and also the ROTC program. We had our differences back in the days but that was just teenage stuff, now as an adult I respect him to the highest. He fought and die for my freedom and the freedom of all who live in this country who take their lives for granted and it saddens me to see people coming on here bringing out his personal life when this is a site of memorial. That is what is wrong we the world we live in today. Society is all screwed up and no one screws it up but us because we lack moral and ethic. We got so much freedom here we do not know what to do with it so we use it to hurt people or cause "problems". Problems are the ones our soldiers in foreign soil have, not our stupid little so call problems. Problems are the ones the Iraqi people are suffering from insurgents who think that by killing innocent people they are going to heaven. Problems are living with fear that you might not make it to the next day. Those are problems people, so thing about it. Geoffrey you Rest In Peace and thanks for my freedom, may God bless the Perez family in every way possible."
Greatly Appreciated of L.A, CA

"You are gone… its so hard to believe… I have missed so much… I’m guilty of not telling you that the little time we spent together you always gave me a big smile and laugh. You were so fun to be around… Geez …. The Raging Waters Trip… The Camping Trip to Lake Isabella… “El Grizzzly”… The dumb parties we had at the app… The time we got stuck in that old elevator, you were the first one trying to get us out. The things you would think of? They were in deed exclusive and hilarious. I now thank God for giving me the opportunity to share them with you and “the boys”. We don’t realize how lucky we are to have each other as humans until tragedy strikes… But that’s our nature I guess. I know you’re with God now and he’s the one that knows best… Even when we question him… Bless us from heaven like you always blessed us on Earth…"
Alicia & Gina of Mesa, AZ

"It's been quite a while, but still nothing has changed. I pray and hope that all our soldiers will return home safely soon. Geoffrey will not be forgotten nor disrespected by those who knew him personally. I send out my apologies to the Perez Family for anyone who has desecrated his memory. I also send out my deepest wishes for the family to always be enlightened by the Lord and given the strength to endure every waking moment.

He will swallow up death in victory: and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off faces, ...
(Isaiah 25:8)

volcom_stryker@yahoo.com"
Karen of L.A., CA

"LOVE, PEACE, SOUL & SPIRIT"

"Happy Memorial Day Brother. Look out for my family and I cause we love you and remember you always. Semperfi!"
Luetek

"STILL THINKING OF YOU AND MISSING YOU... AND IN HOPES THAT ONE DAY WE MEET AGAIN..."
JANET

"To the Perez family,
Primeramente quisiera darles mi sincero pesame a toda la familia en especial a los papas y su hermana Lydia aunque es demasiado tarde. Geoffey siempre fue como un hermano para mi. Back in school he always looked out for me and made sure I stayed in trouble, I owe him a lot. My most memorable moments with him weree during ROTC (Cadets) at Foshay, I remember the first time I talked to him about joining the Military. At that time I couldn't made up my mind on which brach to join, but he always told me that the Marines were "the best you could be" that they were the most respectful. Once I had that talk with him. he made realize what I wanted to be once I graduated HS, to be a Marine as Geoffrey advised me. As time passed a lost contact with him, but I would always hear from my sister and other friends that he always asked for me and that he wnated to make sure I would stay out of trouble. Back in '04 as I was completing my tour in Iraq I made a call home informing my family that I would be returning, as much joy that brought to my parents and family it was shattered when I got the painful news from my sister that my long time friend was KIA. My return was full of joy and love from everyone in my family but deep in my heart I felt like half of my life was left in Iraq. There was some guilt felt and blame since I had return home but Geoffrey did not come along. I've always wanted to apologize to his sister and family for leting them down and not being able to bring their son home with me. We were so close from each other out there that I felt like I could of done something to bring him home with me. Ni mil palabras pudieran describir el dolor que siento por la ausencia de Geoffrey y el dolor que me da al imaginar el dolor que esto le ha causado a toda su familia... Goeffrey where ever you are, please forgive me for leting you down and not being there when you needed me the most. I apologize for not being on your last farewell but I didn't had the strenght and courage to face your family. The only thing I can offer to his family now is someone to talk to and a shoulder to cry on...
R.I.P Pfc Geoffrey Perez "A True Hero"
Old times will never be forgotten"
Cpl Montes, Felipe (montesf@mfr.usmc.mil) of Galveston TX

"Geoffrey is next to GOD's right HAND. YOU BET. He is an Angel Now and he will take care you his family. GOD BLESS HIM ALWAYS FOR WHAT HE DID ON EARTH AND THE SMILES HE GAVE TO US ALL. THE FUN TIMES STORED IN OUR MEMORIES FOREVER. PEACE BE WITH ALL OF YOU AND MAY GOD BLESS US ALL."
A MESSAGE FROM GOD of HEAVEN

"I didn't know Geoffrey personally, but some time ago a met his sister, and through her and his mother I feel like I knew him. His mother used to tell me that he always had a smile for everyone he met, that he was always talking to people, even if he didn't know them. All the memories that he left us, I say us because eventhou I wasn't there I feel I was, and is sad when I come to this page to read about him, about the difference he made in peoples lives, and the things that I get to read are chismes de labadero, from people that have nothing better to do, and have no lives themselves. Please I ask that we remember Geoffrey for who he was, deep inside not for what he would have or should have done, I am sorry but is to late for this. Lidia I just ask that you hang in there mija, and that where ever he is I am sure he is looking over you and your family. Cuidate y no dejes que chismes te arruinen la imagen tan bella que tienes de tu hermano. Donde quiera que estes Geoffrey que Dios te vendiga y la Virgen te tenga bajo su manto."

"Geoffrey, been a while since i seen you, hope all is well up there, see ya soon, take care up there til i get there. peace"
Cpl. Daniel S. Arcand

"vma of los angeles, calie get professional help and keep dreaming he doesn't want anyone next to him. That seat is taken and it sure isn't by you. Everyone just leave him alone and let him rest in peace!!!!! He's in a better place now and he doesn't need to hear everyone's sad stories. y'all should have told him all this when he was with us. Please leave him alone now!!!"
love you geoffrey! of Cali

"hey there geoffrey it's been a while since i wrote to you. I miss you like crazzy. I keep having dreams about you and in all of them you come back and tell me your still here I guess thats why i havent came on here because reading what everybody writes to you I know that no matter how much i dream or pray wish for you to come back home it's not gonna happen I don't understand why it's been so hard for me to let you go as more time passes by instead of the pain being less it becomes worst, they say I should talk about how I feel so that it doesn't it me up so i decided i'd come and talk to you geo I know you aren't gonna type back but I know your listening and well answer me in my prayers and dreams. I tried so many times to leave you a message but I guess I just kept putting it off because I know that this way I had to face it your gone and it might take me a whole life time to except that you are no longer here but I hope you can give me the courage like you've given your mom, alba cynthia and melie you have a beautiful nephew and the girls are growing up so fast. But who would know better then you huh you can see everything from up there. Take care of your sisters parents JJ and me as well I LOVE YOU. Save me a seat next to you."
vma of los angeles, Calie.

"Thanks for that beautiful dream! Now I know I am still in your heart just like you are still in mine. Like the song says "where ever we are, our hearts will go on." Thanks for letting me know that because now I know that it really does happen. I know when you're near me because I can feel your presence in my heart! You still hold a very special place in my heart & no wonder I think of you every day...it's because you're still with me. Love you always!!! Dedication: NADA VALGO SIN TU AMOR by: Juanes
p.s. remember this song? you were there :)"
you know who of xoxoxoxo

"BIG GEOFFREY LIVE IN OUR HEARTS SO KEEP RIGHTING TO HIM SO HE READS THIS EVERY NIGHT IN GOD'S KINGDOM AND SO HE KEEPS US IN HIS PRAYERS.. PEACE BE ON EARTH AND HOPE IRAQ CAN FIND PEACE AND FREEDOM SO THAT WHAT YOU DID GOES FOR A CAUSE..."
GOD BLESS THE WORLD of GOING TO HEAVEN SOON I HOPE

"Geoffrey so you stand next to GOD because he who dies for peace and freedom will be rewarded the gift of being next to God. The right Hand of GOD. You are so lucky. So please ask God to take care of my BRITNEY and KAYLA and WIFE ALWAYS.... MY GIFTS FROM GOD and my ANGELS always. Please be an Angel always and see over us... In the name of Jesus AMEN.... and May God Bless us all.... Always and Forever you Friend ... LUETEK....."
LAVALOS of San Gabriel, CA 91775

"I, Nezahualcoyotl, ask this:
Is it true one really lives on the earth?
Not forever on earth,
only a little while here.
Though it be jade it falls apart,
though it be gold it wears away,
Not forever on earth,
only a little while here.
(by:philosopher, poet, and king Nezahualcoyotl).
We will miss you always. Live on G.P."
*Xitlalic* of Maywood, CA

"To the family of:Geoffrey Perez 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

"well goeffrey its me, just wanted to say hi. i found a picture of us when we were younger we looked so silly. you were always a handsome guy you know I always did love you although Ididnt tell you often enough I did and I wish that we would have spent more time together.ive been thinking alot of you latley and i guess i just needed to get some things of my chest maybe things would have been diffrent if we would have stayed together.i loved it that we stayed really close even after everthing that happened and i was lucky enough to have you as a friend. I love you and will miss you always. YOU KNOW WHO."
A person who loved him very much of los angeles, ca

"YOUR STILL IN MY THOUGHTS GEOFFREY,... I DONT FORGET YOU NEVER WILL....."
JANET

"I keep dreaming of you and wondering what it is you are trying to tell me...then your lil sister calls me,,the next day Cynthia the one that liked me alot...what is it Geoffrey..why are you now making me think of you...I have no idea why I am writing you here..like if you are listening....I have erased this message many times...but please...I am sorry you are gone...I wish you were still here and still being with the people you loved most. I am sorry you are gone...I would give everything you left to see you back here....there are times I think they will call and say they have mistakeb you for someone else but that time hasnt come yet...I cant wait to see the day that you are just up in heaven saying them fool I was just trying to sent a shout out to you in your dream but you just took it the wrong way...like always...we were really more like best friends than anything that is why you know I was cool with whatever....but please I cant deal with all this right now! I wish this was all a bad dream and I wish I could just wake up and do things differently...but till then I guess I should just let you REST IN PEACE!"
NOBODY SPECIAL of Just a Friend

"There is this quote by Joseph Epes that has helped me in the past. "There is no death. Only a change of worlds." I've come to an agreement with my self that you are in that world."
*TATI* of Maywood, CA

"Geoffrey,
Hey its me again. I just wanted to drop by to leave a little message for you. I know that from up their you read all these messages. I just cant stop thinking of you. I always do. I'm sure you know. I know life goes on but my heart dosent at least part of it dosent. Yeah I can say life is treating me good because everything is going good for me. I have a good decent job that even offers me to go on business trips. I have a career, I have my family, my wealth, I have those that offer me love and support. But its missing that special somebody that was a big part of my life. I sit and think of that evening we spent together and we talked about many many things. It was lovely. The other day I was watching on T.V and many soldiers were coming home and it made me cry because that could of proably been one of you. It hurts me inside to think you left when you had many things to do still. Like growing up with your soon, meeting your first nephew, looking after your little sisters and loving your parents. Its crazy how life works, you have someone one day and the next they are gone. I guess I can only say that I am very thankful that I got to meet you and be a little part of your life..."
Janet

"HEY THERE CUZ WELL CAN YOU BELIVE THAT AFTER A YEAR OF YOUR DEATH WE ARE ALL STILL THINKING ABOUT YOU AND REMEMBERING YOU.ABOUT A WEEK AGO I FOUND A VIDEO TAPE OF THAT THANKSGIVING WERE WE GOT DRUNK AND YOU WE WERE ALL SO HAPPY AT THE TIME YOU WERE LOOKING FOR THE GIRL OF YOUR DREAMS DO YOU REMEMBER IT WAS FUNNY WE HAD A BLAST I REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU. I WISH I WOULD HAVE SPENT MORE TIME WITH YOU ALTHOUGH THE TIMES WE SPENT TOGETHER WERE WONDERFUL.I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH. I WANT YOU TO KNOW I THINK AND PRAY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIEND.LOVE YOU."
MARISELA ATILANO of LOS ANGELES

"I would like to send my concolence to the Perez family, I only knew Geoffrey for a short period of time but during that period was the best time I had. He is now an angel who watches over everyone espically his son. My heart goes out to the family."
Krystle of Garden Grove, Ca.

"Two More Camp Pendleton Marines Killed In Iraq
Both Killed In Al Anbar Province

POSTED: 11:08 pm PDT August 17, 2004
UPDATED: 6:54 pm PDT August 20, 2004

SAN DIEGO -- Military officials announced the names Tuesday of two Camp Pendleton-based Marine riflemen killed in battle over the weekend in Iraq.

Pfcs. Fernando Hannon, 19, of Wildomar, and Geoffrey Perez, 24, of Los Angeles, were killed by enemy fire in Al Anbar Province on Sunday, the Department of Defense said.

Both servicemen were members of the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, I Marine Expeditionary Force. Each was the recipient of a National Defense Service Medal.

Hannon had been with the USMC since July of last year. Perez enlisted in August of 2003."
San Diego

"The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Pfc. Fernando B. Hannon, 19, of Wildomar, Calif., died Aug. 15 from injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

Pfc. Geoffrey Perez, 24, of Los Angeles, Calif., died Aug. 15 due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

They were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

For further information related to this release, contact the Camp Pendleton Public Affairs Office at (760) 725-5044."
US

"Los Angeles, Calif.
Geoffrey Perez

Growing up, Geoffrey Perez had a lot of dreams. One of them was seeing his name in lights. "He wanted to make movies and be like Jean-Claude Van Damme," said his mother, Blanca Riaheta de Perez. Another was becoming a soldier.

The 24-year-old from Los Angeles died Aug. 15, 2004, of injuries suffered in action in Iraq's Anbar province. He was based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

"He was so proud of the military. He was always singing the Marine Corps hymn," said his sister, Lidia. She described her brother as a "party person," the kind of guy who could walk into a quiet room and instantly make it fun. "He left a lot of broken hearts," she said.

Before he left, his sister gave Perez some advice: "Be careful. Keep your eyes open and watch your back." "I'll be back," he promised. "But he's not," Lidia Perez said.

In addition to his parents, Geoffrey Perez is survived by a 19-month-old son, Jonathan Jesus Perez."
CBS NEWS of LOS ANGELES, CA USA

"It's been a year already and its honestly felt like nothing has happened. That's when the truth sinks in and brings down just the cold and sick sadness.

"What It Must Feel Like"

I wonder what your room must be like,
maybe everything is still in the same
fashion you left it.

I can imagine in the corner pictures
of memories long gone, and old shoes
right underneath your bed.

I can imagine your mother's breath
slowing down when she steps into
your room. The coldness running
down her back and the eerie silence
breaking her heart.

Books piled up on the desk, closet
full of torn jeans and soft shirts.
A bed that reserves your sweet smell
and laughter hidden in the walls.

I can imagine your mother softly
stepping into the room, laying her
head on your pillow and staring
with her eyes closed.

I can imagine that a thousand doors
have closed for her. I can imagine
that her chest aches with pain of loss.

I can imagine that her hands tremble
and her step falters. I can imagine
that through her eyes all is the same
but just in shadows.

Yet I can also imagine that love and
memory still lingers. That even though
that one special individual is gone;
his spirit, his memories and his great love for all lingers.

There is strength in a family who has
endured harsh moments but even greater
strength in surpassing the sad moments
and moving on to greater things.

Things to be taught to the next generation, lessons and errors
that will bring laughter, reminders
that will never let go of his memory
because he will be survived in all aspects through his son JJ.


I know that it has not been an easy
year for the Perez family, as well as it has not been for any other family who has suffered the same fate. But let us not forget the good moments that were shared. It is better to love and lose than to have never loved at all.

SEMPER FIDELIS!"
Karen Orellana of Los Angeles, California United States of America

"It's been a year already and its honestly felt like nothing has happened. That's when the truth sinks in and brings down just the cold and sick sadness.

"What It Must Feel Like"

I wonder what your room must be like,
maybe everything is still in the same
fashion you left it.

I can imagine in the corner pictures
of memories long gone, and old shoes
right underneath your bed.

I can imagine your mother's breath
slowing down when she steps into
your room. The coldness running
down her back and the eerie silence
breaking her heart.

Books piled up on the desk, closet
full of torn jeans and soft shirts.
A bed that reserves your sweet smell
and laughter hidden in the walls.

I can imagine your mother softly
stepping into the room, laying her
head on your pillow and staring
with her eyes closed.

I can imagine that a thousand doors
have closed for her. I can imagine
that her chest aches with pain of loss.

I can imagine that her hands tremble
and her step falters. I can imagine
that through her eyes all is the same
but just in shadows.

Yet I can also imagine that love and
memory still lingers. That even though
that one special individual is gone;
his spirit, his memories and his great love for all lingers.

There is strength in a family who has
endured harsh moments but even greater
strength in surpassing the sad moments
and moving on to greater things.

Things to be taught to the next generation, lessons and errors
that will bring laughter, reminders
that will never let go of his memory
because he will be survived in all aspects throught his son JJ.


I know that it has not been an easy
year for the Perez family, as well as it has not been for any other family who has suffered the same fate. But let us not forget the good moments that were shared. It is better to love and lose than to have never loved at all.

SEMPER FIDELIS!"
Karen Orellana of Los Angeles, California United States of America

"WHEN YOUR HERO FALLS

When your HERO falls from grace
all fairy tales are uncovered
myths exposed and pain magnified
the greatest pain discovered
you taught me to be strong
but I'm confused to see you so weak
You said never to give up
and it hurts to see you welcome defeat
and so does the perception of tomorrow
without my HERO there is only
me alone to deal with my sorrow.
Your heart ceases to work
and your soul is not happy at all
what are you expected to do
when your only HERO falls?"
BY Tupac Shakur of The Rose That Grew From Concrete

"It's two days after the anniversary of your passing, and I just found this site. My heart is racing right now. I just wanted to say that I think of you quite often and that I hold you very close to my heart as the hero that you are. I want to thank you for the times that I asked you to help me through some rough times with in the last year, well as the memories. I truly believe that you were a working force behind my strength. I'm planning on going to the lake this weekend with Meli, the girls and our mommas. I know that you will be there with us too. I have tried to keep in touch with much of the family, in your honor as well as for our own sakes. However, some people (they know who they are) simply turned their backs, and I hope they know how much I was hurt by their actions. I know that if you had been here, that you would have said something, you would have turned my frown upside down (lol,that was corny I know.)I have forgiven them, but I will not forget. I know that I can always count on you, and you should know that down to the deepest depths of my heart, I honor you and love you very much. I will always remember you as the life of the party, and I hope to see you again at the end of my journey here on earth.

Con mucho carino,
Tu prima Teresa Recinos
You all know me as LIZ =)
Terry_0122@msn.com"
of Sunland, California

"TODAY IS THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF WHEN GOD INVITED YOU TO LIVE IN HIS KINGDOM. GEOFFREY HAVE FUN UP IN HEAVEN AND PRAY FOR US ON EARTH TO MAKE IT THERE ONE DAY... THANKS BROTHER AND LOVE YOU..."
SON OF GOD - JESUS SAVE US of LOS ANGELES, CA USA

"Today is the day that i will always remember in my heart. The day that my heart got crushed in pain to know that one of the most beautiful people in my life was gone from my side. Today after exactly one year I have pain in my heart to know i wont be able speak to you, hear your or see you. But happy that you are now re-united with your brother and everyone else up their. You know what im going through and as i ask you all the time, Help me! you know why i cry.
I miss you Geoff, and no matter who comes along the love i feel for you is not going to fade away...never.
I attended the mass they had for you. I was trying to be strong but when i seen your mom and we hugged i just couldn't help but to cry in her arms. More when your mom was looking into my eyes and told me ...... you know what she said.
Then too see your son, he lookes lot like you.=) she must be very fortunate.
Well Geoffrey my mom wants to say a few words to you. You know she loved you very much too,

Para un bello angel que esta serquitas de Dios:

Hola Geoffrey,
Siempre miro asia el cielo y miro una estrella muy brillante y luego pienzo que eres tu que desde alla nos miras y con tu brillante sonrisa y nos mandas tu consuelo y tu bendicion. Tu que estas serca de nuestro senor le pides a el por todos los que te extranamos aqui en la tierra, y que siempre derramamos unas lagrimas por tu auscensia con nosotros. Pero que dios nos ha, de unirnos un dia y desde alla mirar todo lo bello que es estar sercas de nuestro senor. Ruega por nosotros que cada dia nos duele tu partida. Te extranamos mucho y desde aqui pedimos por ti. Este pensamiento de alguien que te quizo como un berdadero hijo.
Una mama mas que tendras,
Maria Recendiz"
Janet R. of Torrance, Ca

"Hey G.P
It's really hard to write this even after a year, but I miss you just like everyone else. Things have changed since you left to be with God and your Brother. I still think about you man, especially on saturday when I forget that you're with God, and I think that maybe one day you and your brother might pass by to say hello. It's been difficult, but it's hard not to think of you in a weekly basis. There's so much I wish I can write here but then that would take up the page and I dont want to be greedy. Hey I even wrote a poem for you but then I remeber you laughing at the fact that I wrote poetry.Regarless I wrote a poem and I can explain the reaction from some of my friends that read it.I hate to brag but it's darn good. Well that's what the critics say.It's called "Conversations in the wind". Yes I know I know the title needs work. All I want to say is that I miss you so much!!!! We all think of you. I like to believe that your presence here is very much alive and I know everyone else will agree. I Thank God that he gave me the chance to meet both you and your brother. Both of you will forever be in my stories, poetry, novels,and whatever else I write in the future. God be with you and Rudy. I miss you both.
you friend always TATI*"
Xitlalic Guijosa of Maywood, CA

"(\ __/)
(=*.*=) I Miss You Geoff,…
(“)_(“)"
you know who! <3 of you know where! =)

"TO EVERYONE HAVE SOME RESPECT AND LET'S REMEMBER THAT THIS WEBSITE IS TO LEAVE MESSAGES FOR BIG JEFF ONLY!!! THERE'S NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT EVERYONE ELSE. SO GIRLS PLEASE STOP THE DRAMA!!!SORRY ABOUT THAT JEFF I JUST HAD TO TELL THEM FOR YOU.

LOVE YOU MAN"
SOMEONE WHO CARES ABOUT JEFF of CALI

"GEOFFREY HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY AND YOUR ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY IS COMING UP. I LOVE YOU BRO AND MISS YOU SO MUCH. THANKS FOR SCARING MY WIFE AND ME. YOU SPOKE TO HER IN HER DREAMS AND TOLD HER THAT SHE NEEDED TO PICK UP MY DAUGHTER’S GRADUATION DVD. I WAS AWAKE AND SHE WAS TALKING TO YOU IN HER SLEEP AND SHE ASKED YOU IF IT HURT WHEN YOU DIED AND LATER SHE TOLD ME YOU SAID NO AND SHE ASKED YOU HOW IS IT UP THERE IN HEAVEN AND YOU SAID “IT IS GREAT AND BEAUTIFUL AND THAT YOU LIKED IT. AFTER HER DREAM WAS ALMOST OVER YOU TOLD HER ABOUT THE DVD AND TO GO PICK IT UP. YOU DID NOT EVEN KNOW ABOUT THE DVD OF BRITNEY’S GRADUATION FROM PRESCHOOL. THANKS FOR REMINDING US. I WENT THE NEXT DAY TO PICK UP THE DVD AND IF NOT FOR YOU WE WOULD HAVE NEVER REMEMBERED.

TO EVERYONE, I HAVE PICTURES OF GEOFFREY THAT I HAVE ON A CD WITH THE TRIBUTE SONGS THAT I PLAYED AT HIS FAREWELL FUNERAL DAY. I ALSO MADE A TRIBUTE MUSIC CD FOR HIM AND IF ANYONE WANTS A COPY OF IT JUST EMAIL ME AT LUETEK@YAHOO.COM.

THESE CD'S WILL MAKE YOU CRY SO MUCH AND MISS GEOFFREY EVEN MORE AND IT WILL GIVE YOU A FEEL OF WHAT HIS FUNERAL WAS LIKE WHEN EVERYONE JUST STOPPED TO LOOK AT THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION AND LISTEN TO THE SONGS. YOU WILL GET THE FEELING THAT GEOFFREY IS THERE. BACK TO GEOFFREY.

SORRY BRO FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO FLY TO GUATEMALA AND LEAVE YOU FLOWERS BUT IN MY HEART I HAVE DONE SO AND I WILL KEEP SHARING YOUR PICTURES AND TRIBUTE CD SO THAT THOSE THAT WANT TO SEE YOU CAN SEE YOU AT ANYTIME WHEN THEY OPEN THE PICTURES OR LISTEN TO THE TRIBUTE MUSIC CD. GEOFFREY 14 MARINES PLUS SIX MORE DIED YESTERDAY AND IT HURTS ME TO HEAR THIS BECAUSE I KNOW THAT SOMEONE ELSE IS GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING LIKE WE ALL DID. THIS WEBPAGE IS NOW YOU AND EVERYTHING THAT IS WRITTEN ON HERE IS SENT DIRECTLY TO YOU VIA EMAIL FROM GOD'S DESK. GEOFFREY PLEASE SAY HI TO MY GRANDMOTHER UP THERE FOR ME. TELL HER I MISS HER TOO AND THAT I PROMISE HER AND YOU TO BE GOOD IN THIS WORLD SO THAT I CAN SEE YOU TWO ONCE AGAIN. I READ THE BIBLE AND IT SAID THAT HE WHO DIES FOR PEACE WILL SIT NEXT TO GOD'S RIGHT HAND. YOUR IN GOOD HANDS AND THAT COMFORTS ME SO MUCH TO KNOW THAT YOU ENDED UP IN A GREAT PLACE AND THAT YOU CAN NOW ASK GOD TO LET YOU BE AN ANGEL TO ALL THOSE THAT LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU. ALWAYS PROTECT THEM ALL, IN THE NAME OF GOD.

J.J IS PROUD OF YOU AND HE NEEDS NO SPIDERMAN, SUPERMAN, BATMAN AND ETC..

YOU ARE HIS SUPERHERO.

BROs LIKE YOU SAID RIGHT?
AND TILL WE MEET UP IN HEAVEN Right?
SO ANYONE TRYING TO MAKE IT TO SEE GEOFFREY.. BE GOOD AND YOU WILL SEE HIM.
THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DID FOR US. SORRY FOR THE LONG MESSAGE BUT I WISH I COULD BE IN FRONT OF YOU TO TELL YOU THIS.
LOUIE ORLANDO AVALOS – your bro at heart and soul."
LOUIE AVALOS of ALHAMBRA, CA 91801

"Well Everyone: This message is to let Ruth know that if she loved Big Geoffrey like we all did she would take the time to type a new message becasue Geoffrey is tired of her sending the same message over and over and so are we."
BIG FAN OF GEOFFREY of Los Angeles

"Compadddrreee Just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday. And catch you up with some stuff. Well with me you know whats up, we constantly talk and I dream of you often. As for your mom and the girls there doing fine. I saw J.J. acouple of weeks ago, he is so big! Melissa says that lil Geoffrey and J.J. will play for the Raiders one day and you know what I dont doubt it. There both big boys. Well compadre ya sabe still missing you like crazy and wishing you where here. Take care cuzzing. Until we meet again. Love you Bro"
Alex Rios of South Central L.A.

"HAPPY 25TH B-DAY!"
TORO of LA, CA

"GEOFFREY ALL I WANTED TO SAY WAS HAPPY B-DAY AND THAT WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH.AND TO TELL YOU THAT WE LIT TWO CANDLES FOR YOU.I CANT BELIEVE THAT WE DIDNT FRIEKEN REMMEMBER THAT IT WAS YOUR B-DAY UNTIL ABOUT 12:00pm BECAUSE I GOT THE CALENDER AND I STARTED TO CIRCLE EVERYONES B-DAYs' AND I REMMEMBERED THAT YOUR B-DAY WAS SOME MONTH ON THE 14 BUT I DIDNT KNOW WICH MONTH WAS IT SO I ASKED MY MOM AND SHE WAS LIKE OHH!TODAYS MY SONS B-DAY!AND ITS WEIRD CAUSE WE WENT TO THE PARK AND MY MOM SAW THIS LADY SHE KNEW AT THE SWAPMEET AND WE WERE TALKING ABOUT YOU AND WE DIDNT EVEN KNOW IT WAS YOUR B-DAY.IM SORRY BROTHER.MISSING YOU,"
Alba Perez of Los Angeles,CA

"happy B-day bro.i miss u soooo much we put some candles for you dont worrie im going to get u some flowers soon.some times i sill think your in iraq and i think your going to come back home.I Love u!!!!every night i pray for you Rudy and my grandfather please I beg u come home i need u we all need u,you promest you'll come back you promest!!! i need you.every night i wait in the door think you'll come back, but you just dont appear.im going to wait in that dam door untill your there.when i saw u in the coffin i't didn't look like you.please come please.i still cry every night pray so you can come home.HAPPY B-DAY GEOFFREY PEREZ I'M PROUD OF YOU FOR BEING A TRUE HERO FOR EVERY WON I LOVE U"
your little sis cintya perez of LA,CA

"HAPPY BITHDAY GEOFFREY!
7-14-05
You know I always wished you a happy bithday, if we were together or not.
Last year you were in Iraq. I couldnt wish you a happy birthday. I know you called me on your birthday too but unfortunately I missed your call. This year again I wont be able call you neither. But from down here Geoff, Im wishing you the best. Me and my mom will have a candle lit up for you!

I miss you
I Love You
Always<3"
Janet Recendiz

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRO.
I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU.
RIP0311"
ADAN RIOS of LOS ANGELES, CA USA

"well as you see everyone its almost been a year since by brothers death. i miss the way he used to speed through the streets of crenshaw and marther luther king jr.st. thats when we used to crack up when he took us to the movies. he always called us his babies me cintya and my sister melissa. to my mom he always gave her what a son gives to his mother that he really loves. which is love. he would always ask for a blessing from my mom before he would leave anywhere. and thats what protected him all the time. i know someday that we will all be together and happy like we all wished life would be. i guess all i have to do in this world is wait.. someday...sincerely"
Alba Perez of Los Angeles,CA

"First of all- my condolences to Geoffrey's family and friends.
A long time had passed without seeing Geoffrey or hearing of him when my best friend called to give me the news that he had passed away in Iraq. I had imagined he was in the military somehow, but never expected that to happen. I met him at Foshay, in the ninth grade. He was my first kiss and my first boyfriend. I smile when I think about those memories. And I get sad too, because I didn't treat him as well as I should have. Later I always wanted to apologize to him and ask for his forgiveness. He was always such a gentleman, and you don't see that anymore. At the time I didn't realizewhat I had. When I found out what happened, I prayed and prayed. I wish I could have had the chance to see him one last time. But I learned a big lesson- if you think you've made a mistake, face it and fix it. I apologized to him and told him I wish I had been a better person back then. I wish I hadn't been mean to him when he went to Manual to visit his cousin, and I asked him to visit me in a dream, I'm a big believer in that. Weeks later I saw him and he said not to worry about it as if it was no big deal, and we hugged. This is getting hard to write, trying to hold back the tears. Thank you so much Geoffrey, you were a very important part of my life. I have a son who is 2 now and believe me, one of the major things I'll be teaching him is to treat others as you'd like to be treated, and to always make sure you say what you have to before it's too late. Thanks for all the laughs and for letting me be a part of your life, I was with the cutest boy at that school. I hope you watch over your little boy, he needs you more than anyone I think. I'd like to, if possible,give his family my condolences if anyone has their info please contact me at: ms_coco_hk@yahoo.com My love and prayers to you all."
socorro munoz of paramount,ca

"Our continued honor and respect for Pfc. Geoffrey Perez, our real hero. Our son had the privlege of meeting him in Iraq and serving with him in Fallujah. Our son told us of Geoffrey, a brave young man. Our family would like to pay our respects and go visit his gravesite, but do not know where he is buried. If anyone has the information, please e-mail us at: semperfi2JC@yahoo.com
Our condolences to all his loved ones. We shall never forget!"
Mrs. Linda Balestrieri of San Diego, Ca.

"Hey Geoff,

HOW'S IT GOING UP THEIR? I MISS YOU SO MUCH. I WAS JUST LISTINIG TO A SONG THAT REMINDED ME OF YOU AND I JUST DOZE OFF ON A MEMORY. CANT BELIVE ITS A YEAR SINCE THE LAST TIME I KICKED IT WITH YOU. WE WENT TO THE BEACH REMEMBER?? I KNOW YOU DO =). I KNOW I'M WRITTING TO YOU LIKE IF YOUR REALLY ARE GOING TO WRITE BACK. ITS JUST THAT IN MY HEART I FEEL THAT YOU ARENT GONE. I CANT ACCEPT IT. ESPECIALLY THOSE COUPLE OF TIMES I DREAMED YOU, YOU TOLD ME YOU WERENT GONE THAT YOU ARE OK. ITS CRAZY BECAUSE I DREAM OF YOU WHEN I LEAST EXCEPT IT. THEN I WAKE UP HOPING ITS TRUE. BUT THEN I WAKE UP TO THE CRUEL REALITY.
GEOFFREY I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE PLEASURE TO SPEND TIME WITH YOU AS YOUR FRIEND AND A LITTLE MORE. YOU KNOW I WAS ALWAYS THEIR. DID'NT CARE ABOUT ANY OF YOUR MISTAKES YOU MADE IN YOUR PAST. I KEEP YOU IN A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART AND I ALWAYS THINK OF YOU, ALWAYS.

I TALKED TO YOUR MOM ON MOTHERS DAY, I ALSO TALKED TO YOUR DAD. HE TOLD ME THEY HAD A CEREMONY IN SAN DIEGO IN MEMORY OF ALL THE GONE SOLDIERS AND THAT THEY MADE A PLAQUE WITH A PICTURE OF YOU. HE SAID THAT WHEN EVER I WANTED TO GO TO GIVE HIM A CALL.
GEOFFREY LET ME TELL YOU, YOU HAVE A GREAT FAMILY.
YOUR SISTERS ARE VERY SWEET. ALBA AND CINDY. I DID'NT REALLY GET TO KNOW YOUR OTHER SISTER PERSONALLY BUT I'M SURE SHES A GREAT PERSON LIKE YOU!
THERES SO MUCH I WISH I COULD SAY BUT I'D TAKE UP THE WHOLE SPACE HERE.
I'LL JUST WAIT TILL I GET TO SEE YOU AGAIN THEN WELL TALK FOR EVER. SEE YOU LATER GOEFFREY! MISS YOU
XOXOXOXO"
JANET RECENDIZ of TORRANCE, CALI

"What's up, bro? It's your little sister, Meli. I'm sorry that it has taken me this long to write to you, brother. It still hard for me to sit here and type because my hands are trembling and the tears in my eyes don't let me see the screen. I can't tell you how much I miss you. So much has happened in my life and I wish you were here to live it with me. I never got the chance to tell you that you were going to be an uncle for the first time. I had a baby boy and I named him, Geoffrey, in memory of you. He was born March 16, 2005 at 10:04p.m. I'm proud to say he has your lips, which I'm sure will attract all the ladies, just as your lips did. Let me tell you, bro, you left many broken hearts here.
Mom is doing good, although sometimes I catch her looking at your pictures and she starts to cry. The girls are growing up and begining to go through that phase were they think they can do whatever they want. Dad, well, you know him, he went to Guaties to see you guys. Alex and Kimo, well their doing good. They finally got the ATV's they wanted and of course, they are always representing the corps for you. And as for myself, well, I'm still in the Navy and hopefully sometime this year I'll be out. I'm tired of being away from my son and the family. Alright, bro, I want you to know that we all miss you and Rudy very much. Life is not the same without you guys. You and Rudy were the best brothers a sister could ever ask for. I will always cherish the good and bad memories we shared and as long as God allows me life, I will tell everyone, especially my son, how he had two great uncles who lived such short lives, but lived them to fullest. I love you both, forever, until we meet again. Your baby sister, Melissa."
Lidia Melissa Perez of Los Angeles, Ca. 90062

"With all do respect. Ruth Leiva can you please stop copying the same message over and over again. There is no need to repeat yourself."

"""""""GEOFFREY, I KNOW YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE NOW AND MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I STILL DO NOT BELIEVE YOU ARE GONE BUT I HOPE I ATLEAST CROSSED YOUR MIND ONE MORE TIME. GOD KNOWS AND YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVED YOU AND WOULD'VE GIVEN ANYTHING IN THE WORLD FOR YOU AND ONLY GOD KNOWS WHY THINGS HAPPENED THE WAY THEY DID. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AS YOU WERE MY FIRST TRUE LOVE! BUT UNFORTUNATELY YOU HAVE BROKEN MY HEART IN A MILLION PIECES NOW THAT YOU ARE GONE. BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AND NO ONE IN THE WORLD WILL EVER ERASE THE BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES I KEEP IN MY HEART. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR SMILE AND I WILL ALWAYS KEEP YOU IN A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. ONE DAY WE WILL MEET AGAIN. WITH ALL MY HEART FROM YOUR EX-WIFE!!! RIP XOXOXOXO""
RUTH LEIVA of LOS ANGELES, CA""""

"Geoffrey,
Almost a year and still I can't accept your are gone. I still sit in my room and cry like a baby, like I've never cried befor. Since you left I lost an uncle too, but I cried more for you because you just left the biggest impact in my life. I know you know how much you ment to me and how much you still do and how much you ever will. Like every one else, you were the greatest person one can ever meet. I mean you had it all. How I wish I could have picked up the two calls you made while you were in Iraq. But I saved you last message. Yes Geoffrey Im keeping my promise. To make you proud. Man Geoffrey its so hard not to cry everytime you come to my mind. You left me so many fun memories. Remember how I got fired for taking two hr lunches at Alpine and spending it with you. Remember, I would sneak out of my house and we would cruise it in your El Co. Man I had so much adventures with you. But the best memory I have of you was confessing a feeling and drinking at Redondo Beach. That was beautiful. I would have never thought that was the last time I was ever going to be with you. I knew you were special since the first time we met, now that you are gone I see how special you are to so many people. I dont blame them for loving so much because to all of us you were the happiest, the clever, the greatest. I look up to you Geoffrey, and you are my hero. God needed you up in heaven and thats why he took you. Soon we'll be their so I wont say good bye I'll just say farewell until we meet again. I love you Geoffrey and I miss you!!!"IF THIS WORLD WERE MINE...""
JANET RECENDIZ of TORRANCE, CA 90502

""""""GEOFFREY, I KNOW YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE NOW AND MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I STILL DO NOT BELIEVE YOU ARE GONE BUT I HOPE I ATLEAST CROSSED YOUR MIND ONE MORE TIME. GOD KNOWS AND YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVED YOU AND WOULD'VE GIVEN ANYTHING IN THE WORLD FOR YOU AND ONLY GOD KNOWS WHY THINGS HAPPENED THE WAY THEY DID. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AS YOU WERE MY FIRST TRUE LOVE! BUT UNFORTUNATELY YOU HAVE BROKEN MY HEART IN A MILLION PIECES NOW THAT YOU ARE GONE. BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AND NO ONE IN THE WORLD WILL EVER ERASE THE BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES I KEEP IN MY HEART. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR SMILE AND I WILL ALWAYS KEEP YOU IN A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. ONE DAY WE WILL MEET AGAIN. WITH ALL MY HEART FROM YOUR EX-WIFE!!! RIP XOXOXOXO""
RUTH LEIVA of LOS ANGELES, CA"""

"Private First Class Geoffrey Perez, my son's hero...God I am so sorry you are gone Geoff I can't believe it took me this long to cry for you like if this had just happened to you yesterday...but the pain kept getting harder and harder in my heart that I just had to let this out and it seems kind of odd to write this here but I want the world to know that I and J.J. miss you so much aside with your family. I keep thinking you will be here someday but you are not! See...that is why I always wanted you to spend time with the baby cause life is short...too short it was for you but finally huh...you are with your brother you just could not forget. God, I am so sorry things happened the way they did but they happen for a reason. Just one favor...now that you are up in heaven watch over J.J. like his angel and he will know that you were always there for him....I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, your son is the exact portrait of you and he will always know who his daddy was!!!"
Your baby boy Mother of Somewhere out there...

"Hey Big brother! Just last week I found out that you passed away. News doesnt pass by that fast here in Ramadi. My heart grew larger that day when I got the word that I would never get to say good bye face to face. My heart goes out to all that knew you and I want them to know that you were one of a kind.I know your gone and for those reasons I cant explain, but I know the memories that I have of you will live on Forever. I appreciate all that you have done for me and how you used to protect me when you thought you needed to. I will always love you as a brother....DAmn its been a while since I first met you in Bootcamp....Wow times go by huh? As I still sit here in Iraq please protect me from the things I can not see for my self. I ask of you that you be my eyes and ears until I go back home to my family. So just remember you will never will be forgotten, and I love you man. God Bless. Eric Rodriguez"
Eric of Ramadi Iraq

"""""GEOFFREY, I KNOW YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE NOW AND MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I STILL DO NOT BELIEVE YOU ARE GONE BUT I HOPE I ATLEAST CROSSED YOUR MIND ONE MORE TIME. GOD KNOWS AND YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVED YOU AND WOULD'VE GIVEN ANYTHING IN THE WORLD FOR YOU AND ONLY GOD KNOWS WHY THINGS HAPPENED THE WAY THEY DID. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AS YOU WERE MY FIRST TRUE LOVE! BUT UNFORTUNATELY YOU HAVE BROKEN MY HEART IN A MILLION PIECES NOW THAT YOU ARE GONE. BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AND NO ONE IN THE WORLD WILL EVER ERASE THE BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES I KEEP IN MY HEART. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR SMILE AND I WILL ALWAYS KEEP YOU IN A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. ONE DAY WE WILL MEET AGAIN. WITH ALL MY HEART FROM YOUR EX-WIFE!!! RIP XOXOXOXO""
RUTH LEIVA of LOS ANGELES, CA""

"For all those who new Geoffrey Perez he was a good person never had no enemys . He was one of my closes cousin that I have he was a fun guy to be with Geoffrey will always be are hero no matter what. We will always remember you Geff.God blessed you for all what you did for us.You will always be in the Iraheta's heart. I will miss you verry much and you know that I still love you from your cousin Cecilia, and the Iraheta family we will miss you so much"
Cecilia Iraheta of Arleta Ca Los Angeles

"There are no words that I could express to ease the pain. I do feel your lost, your pain. My husband had served with this great marine, I to share the same sadness of your lost. If you ever need anything I am here for you. Your hero will live forever in our hearts...danigrle@yahoo.com"
Danile Nachampassak of Honolulu,Hawaii

"Dear Perez Family,

It is with the heaviest heart that it has finally sunken in almost three months later that Geoffrey is actually no longer among us. It brings back memories of how much I admired him for being so supportive, caring, free spirit and protective of his sister Lidia. I feel so bad that this happened. No one deserves to die out in that war. I pray for those as well as for Geoffrey who went out young and unfairly. They died doing what they believed in and loved. It's one thought that will always stay with me, Geoffrey always taking care of Lidia. I knew Geoffrey from Foshay High School. A great guy and a great loss. My deepest wishes go to the Perez Family."
Orellana, Karen of Los Angeles, California

"GOD GEOFFERRY ITS BEEN ALMOST 3 MONTHS SINCE YOU LEFT US BEHIND. AND I STILL CAN'T BELIVE IT I STILL THINK THAT YOUR GONNA WALK IN DA DOOR READY TO GO CLUBING. I THINK THAT ONCE THIS WAR IS OVER YOUR GOING TO COME HOME BUT THEN REALITY SETS IN YOU ARE HOME YOUVE MOVED ON TO A BETTER PLACE AND GOD KNOWS YOU DESERVE IT YOU WERE THEN OLNY PERSON I REMEMBER THAT WAS ALWAYS SO HAPPY.EVERY TIME I'M SAD I JUST THINK ABOUT YOUR SMILE YOUR CONTAGIOUS LAUGH ALL MY MEMORIES OF YOU ARE SO HAPPY AND I THANK GOD FOR EVERY MOMENT HE LET US SPEND TOGETHER IT SEEMS SO SHORT NOW BUT ALL YOUR MEMORIES WILL ALWAYS BE CARED IN MY HERAT THANKS GIVINGS COMING UP, 'JEFF REMEMBER THOSE THANKS GIVINGS WHEN YOU WOULD COME OVEER TO EAT THOSE CHEESE CAKES I WOULD MAKE JUST FOR YOU WE HAD SOME GREAT TIMES AND YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE A BIG PART OF MY HEART YOU WERE MY COUSIN FRIEND AND LIKE A BIG BROTHER YOU ALWAYS WATCHED OF FOR ME HEY GUYS ARE STILL SCARED TO TALK TO ME WHEN THEY REMEMBER YOUR MY COUSIN CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN I LOVE YOU AND THIS ISN'T GOOD BYE JUST FARWELL UNTILL WE MEET UP AGAIN SAVE ME A SPOT. TO ALL THOSE WHO LOVED GEOFFERY IS MUCH AS I DID AND TO ALL THOSE FAMILIES WHO HAVE LOST SOME ONE SO TRAGIC AND ALL THOSE OUT THERE STILL FIGHTING MY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL AND MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU GEOFERY!!!"
VANESSA ATILANO of LOS ANGELES CA

"Geoffrey will always be one of the most memorable students I worked with at Foshay. His willingness to share what he had learned in science with younger students, his love for his younger sisters when he asked if we could enroll them in the elementary program....and his wonderful personality. He was....just Geoffrey...one of a kind.

If someone can put me in touch with his family I'd appreciate it - I left LA and have no way to contact his mother and I'd like to talk to her. Email me at joanstine@sbcglobal.net

You'll be missed Geoffrey....you're in good company where you are....I just wish you hadn't left us so soon."
Joan Stine of Riverside, CA USA

""""GEOFFREY, I KNOW YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE NOW AND MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I STILL DO NOT BELIEVE YOU ARE GONE BUT I HOPE I ATLEAST CROSSED YOUR MIND ONE MORE TIME. GOD KNOWS AND YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVED YOU AND WOULD'VE GIVEN ANYTHING IN THE WORLD FOR YOU AND ONLY GOD KNOWS WHY THINGS HAPPENED THE WAY THEY DID. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AS YOU WERE MY FIRST TRUE LOVE! BUT UNFORTUNATELY YOU HAVE BROKEN MY HEART IN A MILLION PIECES NOW THAT YOU ARE GONE. BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AND NO ONE IN THE WORLD WILL EVER ERASE THE BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES I KEEP IN MY HEART. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR SMILE AND I WILL ALWAYS KEEP YOU IN A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. ONE DAY WE WILL MEET AGAIN. WITH ALL MY HEART FROM YOUR EX-WIFE!!! RIP XOXOXOXO""
RUTH LEIVA of LOS ANGELES, CA"

"Hello GP... God be with you..
I want to thank everyone that has written to GP over this Blessing Website.
He was a true man of honor. He left his son to the world. He gave his life for us to have freedom and for us to live in peace. God Bless him for this. He will never be forgotten. He will always be a TRUE HERO. I along with my Brother Richard Avalos and his wife Aide Avalos worked on a Slide Show Presentation with Pictures and Songs for Geoffrey at his Farewell Funeral. The Funeral turned out to be a complete Celebration of his life. I hope those that got a chance to see it and hear the songs felt the life that GP left behind. Geoffrey has moved on to God's Kingdom and is now remembered on earth for what he stood for. GP to me was bigger then life itself. He was always happy and smiling. "WHEN HE SAW YOU HE GREETED YOU LIKE IF HE HAD NOT SEEN YOU IN YEARS. THE BOY COULD DANCE. IF A PARTY HAD NO LIFE AND IF GEOFFREY SHOWED UP, YOU BET THE PARTY WAS JUST GETTING STARTED. HE MADE A PARTY A PARTY. HE WAS SO FULL OF LIFE AND SPIRIT. WHEN I WAS AT HIS FAREWELL FUNERAL I TOUCHED HIS HEART AND MEDALS OF HONORS THAT WHERE ON HIS MARINE UNIFORM. I ASKED HIM TO GIVE ME SOME OF HIS SPIRIT AND HONORS THAT THE MEDALS REPRESENTED. I TALKED TO HIM AND SAID I WAS SORRY FOR NOT TALKING TO HIM SOONER. I KNOW THAT WHEN A PERSON DIES THE SPIRIT LEAVES THE BODY ALONG WITH THE SOUL. IF FELT LIKE HIS BODY STILL CARRIED HIS SOUL AND SPIRIT. LIKE IF HE WAS STILL THERE SAYING GOOD BYE TO US ALL. HE WAITED FOR ALL THOSE THAT WENT TO SAY GOOD BYE TO HIM. I PRAYED FOR HIM ALONG WITH MANY PEOPLE AT HIS HOUSE AND I HOPE THAT HE TAKES CARE OF US ON EARTH LIKE HE DID SPIRITUALY. HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. MY BROTHER WAS ONE OF GEOFFREY BEST FRIEND. THEY BOTH WERE MARINES AND MY BROTHER HELPED HIM WITH HIS CAREER AS MARINE. GP MADE MY BROTHER CRY LIKE I HAD NEVER SEEN HIM CRY BEFORE. I KNOW MY BROTHER WILL MISS HIM SO MUCH. GP WAS A FAMILY FRIEND FOR YEARS. ‘GP ASK GOD TO LOOK AFTER MY BROTHER AND DON'T LET HIM GO TO WAR.” YOU HAVE MADE ME CHANGE AS A FATHER, HUSBAND, BROTHER, SON AND PERSON. YOUR PASSING HAS MADE ME COME CLOSER TO MY BROTHER MORE THEN EVER AND I LOVE HIM MORE THEN EVER. WE NEED TO APPRCIATE THOSE AROUND US EACH AND EACH DAY LIKE IF THAT WAS OUR LAST. REMEMBER WE ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS WE ARE REMEMBERED AND YOU WERE SOMETHING TRUELY SPECIAL. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES AND HAPPY NEW YEAR'S DAY FROM THE HEART. I WISH I COULD HAVE TOLD YOU THIS ON NEW YEAR'S DAY 2004....

I HOPE TO SEE YOU ONE DAY AND HOPE YOU REMEMBER US FOREVER IN YOUR HEART BECAUSE YOU WILL ALWAYS LIVE ON IN OUR HEARTS EVEN THOUGH YOUR GONE IN FLESH IN SPIRITE YOU REMAIN ALIVE....

If you happen to read this and you knew Geoffrey I have a PowerPoint Presentation with Pictures and songs that I can burn for you on a CD. I will be more then happy to provide you with a copy just email me at luetek@charter.net and may GP live in your heart forever.

LOVE AND PEACE ON EARTH,
You Still My Bro
Louie Orlando Avalos
luetek@charter.net"
Louie Orlando Avalos of Los Angeles, CA, USA

"""GEOFFREY, I KNOW YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE NOW AND MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I STILL DO NOT BELIEVE YOU ARE GONE BUT I HOPE I ATLEAST CROSSED YOUR MIND ONE MORE TIME. GOD KNOWS AND YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVED YOU AND WOULD'VE GIVEN ANYTHING IN THE WORLD FOR YOU AND ONLY GOD KNOWS WHY THINGS HAPPENED THE WAY THEY DID. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AS YOU WERE MY FIRST TRUE LOVE! BUT UNFORTUNATELY YOU HAVE BROKEN MY HEART IN A MILLION PIECES NOW THAT YOU ARE GONE. BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AND NO ONE IN THE WORLD WILL EVER ERASE THE BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES I KEEP IN MY HEART. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR SMILE AND I WILL ALWAYS KEEP YOU IN A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. ONE DAY WE WILL MEET AGAIN. WITH ALL MY HEART FROM YOUR EX-WIFE!!! RIP XOXOXOXO""
RUTH LEIVA of LOS ANGELES, CA

"My deepest condolences to the Perez family. I understand how it feels to have lost a love one. My brother pfc Fernando B. Hannon was with Geoffrey when the incident happen. My family and I have met Geoffrey on several occasions and knew what a wonderful person he was. It gives our family comfort that Fernando was not alone and with his good friend Geoffrey. They shared many adventures. Together they are in peace. We salute with much admiration for Geoffrey Perez a true hero who will not be forgotten by the Hannon family."
Sonya Hannon *661-824-3286 of Mojave, CA

"To the family and friends of PFC Geoffrey Perez,

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 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

"My Dearest Geoffrey,
I still find it hard to believe that you’re gone. I sometimes sit around and wait for my phone to ring and hope that it’s you telling me that someone made a mistake and that you’re still here. I find it so difficult to have to say these words, but I’ve come to realize that you’ve fulfilled all that God had planned for you here on earth and have now begun your life with Him in heaven. You are an admirable selfless man who stood up for what you believed in and made the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you for sacrificing your life for us, even for those you didn’t even know. I thank God for the time we shared and I now realize why he put us in each other’s paths. Now that God has received you in heaven, I’m sure that you are watching over us and know that you touched us all and that you will always live on in our hearts. We’ll see each other again, but for now, God has other plans for you and needs you with Him. You’ve lived a full life Geoffrey, not many have the privilege. You’ve left your family a beautiful gift, your son. You’ve left many with wonderful memories of you. I will never forget you. I will never forget the things you said and the plans we made. All of the things that were left unsaid... I know now that you know. You’ve left many pieces of yourself behind and I feel fortunate to have one. From your family, to your son, to now new found friendships, where because of you, have developed and will remain. Know that you live on in my heart and in my mind. You were my sunshine. I love you Geoffrey. You are my hero and I will never forget you. Missing you always..."
Rocio Guerra of Temple City, CA

"Querido PFC Geoffrey Perez,
Aunque nunca te conoci en persona, atravez de tu compadre y hermano Alex, siento que te conosco en espiritu (y que espiritu!!!).

A lo que se de ti...tu viviste una vida completa en tan poco tiempo. Eres afortunado! Muchos llegan a vivir a vejes y sin embargo nunca vivir una vida completa.

Ya que estas arriba y rodeado de pura felizidad y tranquilidad, trata de no causar tanta "travesura"...bueno solamente un poquito.

Pero aqui abajo estan tus sobrevivientes; tu familia, tus amigos, tus amigas y bastantes admiradores. Todos te recuerdan con felizidad y triztesa en el corazon, a pesar que estas en un sitio mucho mejor que aqui.

Yo se lo que es perder a un ser querido. Duele mucho. Uno le pregunta a Dios "Porque El"? Solo Dios sabe porque hace las cosas que hace. Solo me queda decirte que cuides a tus seres queridos aqui en la tierra y los protejas desde arriba.

Dios Te bendiga

A LA FAMILIA PEREZ:
Siento mucho su perdida y les doy mis respetos. A lo que se...su hijo/hermano fue una gran persona con un gran espiritu! Que Dios lo guarde en la Gloria.

Mis Respetos"
Jules Barraza of Whittiier, California/USA

"My deepest condolences and prayers go out to the Perez family. Geoffrey served our country well and was a brave soldier to serve for us.
I knew Geoffrey for a short time through my nephew Marine, PFC Miguel Melara. They were both based out of Oceanside and left to war together to serve in what they believed in, our country. Unfortunately, the war took one of our best men Marine, PFC Geoffrey Perez. He will never be forgotten along with others that have served with him. He was a great man that always had a smile and cared so much for his family and looked forward to seeing them on the weekends when he had free.
You will always be in my families hearts and memories. You will be missed. Your spirit lives within everyone you know. Thanks to a brave Solider. Thank you for your sacrifice. We love you, the Alvarez and Melara family.
MarWin7275@aol.com"
Maria (Lupe) Alvarez of South Central L.A., CA USA

"Nunca se me dio el placer de conocer a Geoffrey pero con las historias tan bonitas e inolvidables gracias a Alex Rios que lo adora y lo estima, tuve la oportunidad de sentirme un poco mas cerca que otras personas que igual nunca lo conocieron. Que Dios lo tenga en su Gloria y que la familia Perez siempre mantenga la memoria de su hijo mas cerca de lo que uno se puede imaginar. De acuerdo a lo que me platicaba y aun me sigue platicando Alex, Geoffrey era una persona con una carisma imensa y profunda que le consiguio unas amistades que nunca lo olvidaran. Dios bendiga a la familia Perez, les ofresco mi mas sentido pesame y recuerden que Geoffrey siempre sera un orgullo y un heroe igual que un hijo muy querido. " God Bless You Always"
Lina of Los Angeles, CA

"EVERY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL WHO KNEW GEOFFREY WILL SURE MISS HIM A LOT. HE SURE LEFT A LOT TO THE ONES HE WAS CLOSE TO.
MI MAS SENTIDO PESAME PARA SU FAMILIA Y PARIENTES.
I WAS SHOCKED WHEN I FIRST HEARD GEOFFREY HAD DIED AND IT IS SOMETHING THAT I NEVER IMAGINED WAS GOING TO HAPPEN TO HIM NOT EVEN WHEN HE ENTERED INTO THE NAVY, IT WAS SOMETHING THAT NOBODY WANTED TO EVER HEAR. GEOFFREY KNEW I WAS A PERSON OF NOT TOO MANY WORDS BUT HE NOW KNOW THE WAY I FEEL. GEOFFREY WE WILL ALL MISS YOU SO MUCH."
NANCY SOLORZANO of OXNARD CALIFORNIA

"Dearest Perez Family, your son is only gone if you forget about him,so keep his memory close to your heart and he'll be there.Remember PFC PEREZ as a hero who gave the ultimate sacrifice to defend this great nation Not just as another Marine who lost his life in war and for that i wanna thank you SEMPER FI DEVIL DOG YOU"LL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN"
L Gallardo of LOS ANGELES

"TO THE PEREZ FAMILY, MY CONCOLENCES FOR YOUR GREAT LOSS. HE WAS A GREAT FRIEND OF MINE HERE IN THE MARINES, I MISS HIM AND WISH HE WAS STILL WITH US. I MET HIM IN SCHOOL OF INFANTRY AND SINCE THEN I KNEW HE WOULD BE A GREAT MARINE, AND HE WAS. I JUST WISH I WOULD BE THERE IN L.A. TO MEET YOU AND TELL YOU THAT YOUR SON IS ONE OF THE GREATEST MARINES WHO I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER. PLEASE KNOW THAT I ADMIRE HIM FOR WHAT HE DID, AND THAT HE LIVES IN EVERY MARINE'S HEART, SPECIALLY THOSE HERE IN 3RD BATTALLION 1ST MARINES. WE WILL ALWAYS PRAY FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY, AND WE KNOW THAT HE WATCHES OVER ALL OF US. AND TO GEOFFREY, "I WISH I WAS THERE WITH YOU LAUGHING AND HAVING FUN, I KNOW YOU WATCH OVER US AND CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU, YOU WILL ALWAYS LIVE IN OUR HEARTS BRO. WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU.""
PFC Robert Ornelas of BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS

"TO MY BOY GEOFFREY U WERE LIKE MY OLDER BRORTHER ALWAYS WATCHING MY BACK, AND TAKING CARE OF ME. I WILL MISS YOU ALOT DOG, ESPECIALLY GOING TO CLUBS AND MEETING PEOPLE. I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU ARE GONE, IT SUCKS THAT I COULDN'T C U B4 U LEFT OR SAID WAS UP. DAMN WHO WILL HELP ME DRIVE TO LA NOW DOG. I LOVE MAN, EVEN THOUGH U GONE U WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. MY FAMILY MISSES YOU TOO. SINCE THE FIRST TIME I MET U I KNEW U WAS GOING TO BE A TIGHT PERSON TO HANGOUT WITH. I WILL NEVER FORGET ALL THE FUNNY MOMENTS WE HAD EVERYWERE WE WERE OR WHEN YOU WEREN'T DOING SO GOOD I HAD TO COME AND GET YOU KNOW MATTER WHAT TIMES IT WAS. WE WILL ALL MISS YOU. YOU WILL BE KEPT IN OUR MEMORIES FOREVER."
MIGUEL of SOUTH CENTRAL LOS ANGELES, CA

"I HAD THE PREASURE OF MEETING GEOFFREY IN 2001. MY 1ST IMPRESSION WAS; HE WAS A FUNNY GUY THAT DIDN'T GIVE A DAMN OF ANYTHING. THE LITTLE THAT I KNEW OF HIM IS ENOUGH FOR ME TO SAY THAT IT HURTS TO KNOW HE IS NO LONGER HERE WITH US. NOW HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE WHERE THERE IS NO WAR, HATE, CRIME, ENEMIES, ETC. MY CONDOLENCES GO OUT HIS FAMILY AND CLOSETS FRIENDS."
EVELYN TORO of LOS ANGELES, CALIFAS.

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

"TO MY COUSIN,BROTHER,HOMEBOY,PATNA,RO'DOG, GRENADE, GRANADA, RHINO, BIG GEOFF, ETC. LORD CAN ONLY EXPLAIN HOW I FEEL. I FIND MYSELF QUESTIONING GOD EVERYDAY ON WHY HE TOOK SOMEONE THAT MEANT SO MUCH TO ME, AWAY FROM ME. IT SEEMS LIKE IT WAS ONLY YESTERDAY THAT WE WERE 2 LITTLE MORROS JUST SHOOTING THE SH!T. WE WENT THRU A LOT GEOFFREY. I KNOW YOUR IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE NOW, AWAY FROM ALL THIS BULLSHIT AND MADNESS DOWN HERE, YOUR FINALLY AT PEACE WITH YOURSELF AND REUNITED WITH YOUR CARNAL. THE SELFISH SIDE OF ME WANTS YOU BACK OF COURSE AND WISHES U WERE HERE. I GUESS THE LORD NEEDED ANOTHER ANGEL, AND HE CHOOSE MY NIGGA. WHY? I DONT KNOW, MAYBE BCUZ YOU HAD THAT SPECIAL THING THAT MADE EVERYONE LOVE YOU. I KNOW YOU MUST BE IN HEAVEN RIGHT NOW JUST ACTING A FOOL, C-WALKING AND JUST ACTING F@&%ING CRAZY. WE WENT THRU A LOT. GEOFF MAY YOU BE AT PEACE NOW. THE ONLY REGRET THAT I HAVE IS NOT TELLING ENOUGH HOW MUCH I LOVED YOU. ITS FUNNY HOW YOU TAKE WHAT YOU GOT FOR GRANTED UNTIL ITS TAKEN FROM YOU. I ALWAYS FIND MYSELF THINKING OF ALL THE CRAZY SH!T WE DID. FOR AS LONG AS I COULD REMEMBER YOU AND ALEX HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR ME, AND NOW THAT YOUR GONE, THEIRS A BIG VOID IN MY LIFE. WHEN YOU WERE TAKEN FROM US, A BIG PART OF MY SOUL,HEART, AND LIFE WAS TAKEN ALSO. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN BIG CRAZY F@#$EN GEOFF, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND SAVE MY SPACE IN HEAVEN. I LOVE YOU BRO. RIP0311"
ADAN RIOS of SOUTH CENTRAL LOS ANGELES,CA

"What up "BIG GEOFF?" U know that there are no words that can express how we feel. Mom,Dad, and Elvira aren't takin' it to good nor Jackie and Juan. A few nights ago the guys and I were just chillin' on your porch and sippin' and rememberin' everything about U (mostly jokes...) Even though you're gone, you're still here. I've been at your house every day since I found out and every day someone tell me I look like U and it hurts because I rather have them looking at U being here with us than at me wishin' it was U. Everyone U ever met misses U and will always miss U. I just want to thank u for all the laughter U've brought to us {U still make us laugh.) May You Rest In Peace Geoffrey Perez... "AL RRrraton!!!"
Alan Alvarado of South Central, Los Angeles, CA.

"Geoffrey (Geofringi)You were a big part of our family. I know that now you are in a better place. I know that you are looking down on us with all the rest of the angels. You will always live in our hearts and will be remembered as a hero who was defending our country. Matthew will miss your silly things that you used to teach him. Your warm smile will be kept in our memories forever.
We love you! Lilian Rivera (LALY)and family"
Lilian Rivera of Los Angeles,CA

""GEOFFREY, I KNOW YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE NOW AND MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I STILL DO NOT BELIEVE YOU ARE GONE BUT I HOPE I ATLEAST CROSSED YOUR MIND ONE MORE TIME. GOD KNOWS AND YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVED YOU AND WOULD'VE GIVEN ANYTHING IN THE WORLD FOR YOU AND ONLY GOD KNOWS WHY THINGS HAPPENED THE WAY THEY DID. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AS YOU WERE MY FIRST TRUE LOVE! BUT UNFORTUNATELY YOU HAVE BROKEN MY HEART IN A MILLION PIECES NOW THAT YOU ARE GONE. BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AND NO ONE IN THE WORLD WILL EVER ERASE THE BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES I KEEP IN MY HEART. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR SMILE AND I WILL ALWAYS KEEP YOU IN A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. ONE DAY WE WILL MEET AGAIN. WITH ALL MY HEART FROM YOUR EX-WIFE!!! RIP XOXOXOXO"
RUTH LEIVA of LOS ANGELES, CA

"To my Compadre, cousin, brother, and homeboy. God knows what you meant to me. Its so hard to admit to yourself that someone that as far back as you can remember has been there for me. The ups and downs and specially all the crazy stuff. Cuz Homie "your crazy". Geff I know your in a better place now, and I will never forget you.I didnt forget Geff the promise I made to you before you left. You know I love you Compadre. R.I.P."
Alex Rios of South Central CA

"I still cannot believe you are gone:( it just does not seem real. Im really going to miss you, your laughter your special way of being. Im very proud of you! you will always have a special place in my heart. Never for get you! Thank you for this major sacrafice we all really appreciate it. Love you"
R osa M. & Family Perez of los angeles , ca

"I KNOW GEOFFERY PEREZ IS IN A PEACEFUL PLACE NOW... HE FOUGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM... ME PERSONALY BEING A CLOSE FRIEND OF GEOFFERY'S, I KNOW HE WILL GO MARCHING ON... TO ALL FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHOM LOST A LOVED ONE DURING THESE TIMES, MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU AND YOURS... WE ARE PROUD OF HIM AND WE SALUTE YOU GEOFFREY PEREZ..."
JENNIFER W of BELLFLOWER, CA

""Thank you for the sacrifice that you made. Thank you for the ultimate price that you paid. Thank you for the life that you gave. I just want to thank you! I just want to thank you! www.cdomusic.com""
Carl Dorsey of Easton, Pa

"A warm farewell to an American hero. You will be greatly missed.

My deepest condolences to the family of Geoffrey. He was a great guy and will not be forgotten.

"Those Who Bloom in the Hearts of Others Never Fade Away. May You Find Comfort and Strenght in All your memories""
D. Janeth Interiano of Los Angeles, CA, USA

"I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO HAS LEFT A MESSAGE FOR MY COUSIN GEOFFREY PEREZ. MY FAMILY AND I APPRECIATE IT ALL YOUR PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES. WE ALSO WOULD LIKE TO SHARE OUR CONDOLENCES FOR EVERY FAMILY THAT HAS LOST A LOVED ONE FOR WHAT WE SOMETIMES TAKE FOR GRANTED - ( FREEDOM) - THANKS"
ADAN RIOS of SOUTH CENTRAL LOS ANGELES, CA USA

"To Geoffrey's family and friends, you have my family's and my deepest simpathies. I will always remember all the the good laughs my uncles, friends and, I had with "BIG GEOFFREY". He was as close as family could ever get. He was like a big brother I never had. There was never a boring day for you. You were always happy, never sad. It will be hard to live without your face in the house. I will miss you deeply. I salute you for your bravery and good heart.

Sincerely w/a lot of love
your friend/family Sandino M. Junior"
Sandino Moscoso of Los Angeles CA

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

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten. For the family/friends: May time provide happy loving memories in place of present sorrows. Look to the sky for in the infinite meadows of Heaven the bright shining stars bloom....the forget-me-nots of angels. God bless you and thank you."
a grateful family in Phoenix, AZ

"To Geoffrey's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (The Big Ern's Mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

"To Geoffrey's family;

Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. Geoffrey is a true American hero and will always be remembered for his bravery and sacrifice he gave to this country. May God bless you during this difficult and bring you peace and comfort."
The McClain Family---azquail@att.net of Tucson, AZ

"To Geoffrey's Family:
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

"Thank you Geoffrey Perez, 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 Pfc. Geoffrey Perez:
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 Geoffrey 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 Pfc. Geoffrey Perez:
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 Geoffrey, 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