Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Taylor B. Prazynski

20, of Fairfield, Ohio.
Prazynski died from an explosion while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Karmah, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on May 9, 2005.

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"I have your picture to this day. Jonathan will never forget nor will I. My prayers to your family always Taylor. Ski to Jonathan. God Bless.
May 2015"
Lynn Tucker, Mom to 4 Marines of Penhook, VA

"Taylor you are missed each and everyday always in my thoughts and prayers. It just still doesn't seem real to me. I love you and miss you very very much. John, Claudia and Carol youand your families are always in my heart and prayers."
sandy tritschler of sarasota florida

"To the family of:Taylor B. Prazynski
I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015.
Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga""

"Taylor, i dont know where to begin i love you so much you were like a older brother to me i remember when you travis and i used to toss baseball by your apartments i miss you so much and always think about you all the time there will always be a place in my heart for you. Im thinking about joining the marines to but im not sure yet. wish you could help me decide. rest in peace taylor i love you and miss you. claudia and john i hope you guys are doing good and holding in there i miss you guys and hope for the best for you love you guys."
tyler tritschler of sarasota,florida

"First meeting you in SOI and hanging out with your parents. You are a very special person and a great friend. I have a picture that hangs up, of us having fun and smiling. You are someone i will never forget. SEMPER"
Curt Smith of Shippensburg, PA/UNITED STATES

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

"To the family of LCPL Taylor Prazynski,

I met you all in Fairfarx, VA while we waited to ride to the Pentagon for Rolling Thunder 2007. I took some pictures of your bike and regularly show them to friends and family. I tell them how you told me about Taylor and the guys he was with and walked me around the bike and explained what everything on the bike was about. I was recently at the bookstore and was flipping through "Where Valor Rests: Arlington National Cemetery" and saw a picture of a woman kneeling in front of Taylor's headstone and thought of you all. God Bless and Semper Fi!

Kam Bruns
WO1, USA
lawrence.bruns@us.army.mil
Former Marine"

"May 4, 2009
To the family of Lance Cpl. Taylor B. Prazynski:
Taylor 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

"Taylor, Claudia and family we miss you everyday! I think about you all the time. Alot of people in Sarasota Florida feel that they know you! We talk about you everyday. I stood with a friend of mine for the Daytona 500 hands over our hearts in your memory. Her son was just sent to Iraq! Miss you love you sooooo! much. Travis and Tyler have you on there my space."
Sandy of Sarasota Florida

"TAYLOR BRADLEY I JUST MISS YOU SO MUCH AND WE JUST GOT BACK FROM A TRIP FROM WASHINGTON DC TO VISIT YOU AND JUST MAKES ME SAD BUT SO HONOR THAT YOU WAS A VERY BIG PART OF MY LIFE AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THAT. YOU ARE VERY SPECIAL TO OUR FAMILY AND ALWAYS WILL BE SO KEEP THAT GREAT BIG SMILE AND SOMEDAY I WILL SEE IT AGAIN. I LOVE YOU!"
DENISE KAISER of FAIRFIELD,OHIO BUTLER

"Taylor,
it has been almost three years since u have left us. I think about you every day wishing you were still here with us. Ronnie and ryan are getting so old.. you know how they looked up to u and jeremy. I will be taking a trip this summer to come and see you. your memories will be in our hearts forever... we love you"
love Tricia and the Porter family of fairfield oh

"taylor i love and miss you so much you are always in my thoughts everyday. i am so thankful that you and brandon were great friends and you were a big part of our family."
denise kaiser of fairfield ohio

""Sunday afternoon March 30 watching the NCAA and floating around the net ... thought I'd take a few moments to read what people are writing about our hometown hero Taylor and wanting to note how his memory grows every day. The work his family and friends doing ensure this! I wish he was here with is in person but he will never leave us while his dad and mom are all their friends are here!""
Spy of Cincinnat, Ohio, USA

"Claudia,
I am so sorry for your loss. I just found out about Taylor last night while doing a google search for you and John. I truly wish I could have been there for you in your time of need. I still remember those days in Utah and Illinois when Tay and Zak played together. A very long time ago. Please contact me at maiersue@aol.com and let's catch up. Take care."
Sue Maier of Denver, CO

"To the Prazynski Family,
My husband and your son went to bootcamp and training together. Your son made a huge impact on my husband's life. I talked to Taylor on the phone when my husband would call home and that is how i got to know him so well. We called your son SKI. We still do. We have pictures of your son all throughout our home and our first child will be named Taylor. He meant alot to both my husband and I, and he holds a very special place in our hearts. My husband, Nick, is currently in Iraq now and he knows that Taylor is watching over him. I just wanted your family to know how much your son meant to us and we think about him everyday. Your family is always in our thoughts and prayers. We hope you have a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! May God Bless You All!!!!
*WE LOVE YOU SKI"
Stephanie of Tiptonville,TN

"thank you to TAYLOR and every military person who has given up our freedom....i love you more and more everyday T."
denise kaiser of fairfield ohio

"Taylor I think about you everyday! It's been two years and still doesn't seem real. I love you and miss you soooo much. Claudia I miss you too. You and Taylor are always in my thoughts and prayers."
Sandy of Sarasota Florida

"Claudia and John, we thank you for giving us such a wonderful person to enrich our lives. And hope that you can find peace in your hearts today.

Claudia, Elizabeth and I would be honored to visit with you and see Taylor's room.

Melissa and Jeff Feldhaus"
Melissa Feldhaus of Hamilton, OH

"taylor - i can't even believe it has been two years already and i miss you every day and all i can is remember all the great times we had with you. you were a very big part of our family and i was so lucky to have you in my life. i will love you forever and i will always be your biggest fan!!!!"
denise kaiser of fairfield,ohio

"Taylor:

We miss you so terribly much, we talk about you frequently. Somedays it's stories that bring smiles to our faces or make us laugh out loud (you dancing at Bridget's wedding reception) and other days its stories that bring tears to our eyes. It is so hard to except that you are gone and yet if only the best our chosen then we know why it was you. You will live in our hearts forever, rest in peace until we meet again.

All my Love,

Melissa"
Melissa Feldhaus of Hamilton, OH

"i wrote this remembering taylor when he passed. i would like to say that i was so blessed to have taylor in my life. he was so special to me and my family. my son and taylor had such a special bond with each other that taylor became a part of our family and that is all it took for all of us to fall in love with that great smile and his big heart. taylor has so many great talents and i think the number one quality was his positive attitude towards everything he did. this is what made him so special to alot of people because taylor would put other people ahead of himself. he would do anything for anybody even if he didn't know you. for taylor to be so young and have that bond with so many people that is why he had a heart of gold. in my book he was a gift from god.
i will never forget the first time i met taylor. brandon and taylor had plans to go to the football game and he didn't get to our house in time so i took him to the game so he could be with brandon. from then on we had that special connection with each other and i am so thankful for that. when taylor gave me my nickname MAMA K it fit just perfect because it came from the heart of taylor and i was blessed with another son in my life. i would do anything in the world for my kids and he was a part of that. i was so proud of that.
i was so happy that my son brandon found such a great/best friend in his life with taylor. they were more than friends, they were like brothers. they could talk about everything and they were always together. taylor made our life full of happiness and fun everyday. it was never a bad day when taylor was around. that is what makes him so special. he always wanted everybody to be happy.
i know that taylor will be in my heart forever and i know that he will be my guardian angel now. i truly believe that taylor will be looking out for everybody who touched his heart.
when it is time for me to go to the special place of god, i truly believe that taylor will be the first one waiting for me and that will be such a honor to have him standing there saying come on mama k. that will be very special to be reunited with such a special person who touched my life.
taylor had alot of special people in his life and he will be deeply missed by so many people but he will never be forgotten. he has done so much in his life that it will go on forever. OUR HERO FOREVER! TAYLOR BRADLEY PRAZYNSKI
i love you forever - t
mama k (denise kaiser)"
denise kaiser of fairfield,ohio

"To Taylor and his family we love you, miss, you and think about you EVERY day."
The Tritschlers of Sarasota Florida

"taylor it is the 9th of march today and i just can't believe it sometimes. i miss you more and more everyday and i hope you know that you are always on my mind and love you with all my heart."
denise kaiser of fairfield,ohio

"taylor - just thinking about you alot today and wanted to let you know that I LOVE YOU ALWAYS!!!!!!"
denise kaiser of fairfield,ohio

"TAYLOR BRADLEY PRAZYNSKI YOU ARE THE BEST.......I LOVE YOU FOREVER - MAMA K"
DENISE KAISER of FAIRFIELD,OHIO

"1/21/07 t just was thinking about you and i do that alot. i miss you so much and you are so special to me and my family. You know the KAISER FAMILY loves you more than anything. i am so blessed to have such a great person in my life. Thanks for being such a great friend to Brandon. You have so many people that love you T and have touched so many. I am so proud of you......I think of you daily and i bet you know that. Thanks for watching over the ones you loved the most. love you always T mama k (denise kaiser) thanks for that nickname - i will treasure it forever.................

John and Claudia you have a great son..."
denise kaiser (MAMA K) of fairfield,ohio

"1/12/07

As Taylor knows he is forever in my thoughts, but I want you to know that you are as well. I have always and will always have a special place in my heart for Taylor. He won me over the first time I met him with that smile and soft spoken voice, what a boy he was then and what a man he became.

We love you Taylor and miss you terribly.

Melissa, Jeff, Liz, Becca and the rest of our family.

Rest in peace"
Melissa Feldhaus of Hamilton, OH

"claudia - i found it. you know how much taylor meant to me and my family and he will always be a very big part of our family. i am so thankful that we have gotten closer to you and i hope you know that we will always be there for you claudia. TAYLOR we will look out after your mom for you. we miss you so much and there is not one day that goes by and i just think of that smile and how much you love to call me mama k i am very blessed to have you in my life. thanks for being a part of that. just to let you know that you are loved by very many.....LIZ you were his true love so keep that with you always......CLAUDIA we love you always and we are there for you....TAYLOR watch over the ones who love you the most and until we meet again someday. I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART!!!!!!!!!!"
denise kaiser(mama k) of fairfield,ohio

"I still think about you all the time. My family and I salute you, Taylor, and are eternally grateful for the sacrifice you made for us all. You are a hero in every sense of the word and I would give anything for the chance to look you in the eye again and tell you just that. God bless you.

To Claudia and John, you are in my prayers every single day. God be with you, and thank you for blessing the world with such a truly noble and courageous soldier."
Laura Woodall of Fairfield, Ohio, USA

"I am terribly sorry for your loss, I have a brother who is in the Marines and he is also a Lance Cpl. When I found this, while doing a Veteran's Day search, I showed it to my mom, and she said that he lived close to my family, and that he knew my cousin Kyle Dickey from High School. I wish you the best, and I know he is watching over us, protecting us, even if we don't know it. He will live on in our hearts forever, and I will refuse to forget him."
Jay Dickey of West Chester, Ohio

"8-14-07 THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR WRITING YOUR SWEET NOTES [TO AND ABOUT TAYLOR] THEY MAKE ME SMILE AND CRY. THEY ARE VERY HEARTFELT. I KNOW THAT ALL OF YOU WILL NEVER FORGET HIM! I GO TO HIS PAGES EVERY DAY TO READ THESE NOTES WITH SADNESS AND PRIDE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME AND ALL OF YOUR LOVE FOR HIM. HE IS MY PRIDE AND JOY AND ALWAYS WILL BE. I MISS HIM SO BADLY ALSO. THANKS AGAIN, SIGNED, TAYLOR'S MOM"
CLAUDIA of HAMILTON,OHIO

"I , too , lost a nephew Marlin T. Rockhold in 2003 and wish to express my condolences. He may be gone but he will always be remembered . His sacrifice was the greatest gift he gave.Such an honorable young man . My heart goes out to you."
Karen Henderson-Butler of Hamilton, Ohio

"Taylor,
Words will never be able to express the void that I have felt in my life and heart since you've been gone. I know we always had a crazy relationship/friendship but I have always loved you with all of my heart, and I just hope you knew that while you were here with us. There is not a single day that goes by that I do not think about you and miss you like crazy. Sometimes I cannot help but think about things that could have been, but even on those days all I can think about are all the happy memories and moments of our lives together. All you would have had to do is ask me, and I would have said yes. This song by Rascal Flatts makes me think about you every time I hear it (I can finally listen to it without crying every time).
"I can take the rain on the roof of this empty house,
that don't bother me.
I can take a few tears now and then and just let them out.
I'm not afraid to cry every once in a while even though going on with you going still upsets me.
There are days every now and again I pretend I'm ok but that's not what gets me.
What hurts the most,
is being so close,
and having so much to say,
and watching you walk away.
And never knowing,
what could have been.
And not saying that loving you was what I was trying to do"

Claudia, John, and Carol:
Taylor meant more to me than anyone will ever understand. I regret never being able to really spend time with you all because you did a wonderful job of raising the most amazing person I have ever met.

I love and miss you buddy!"
Elizabeth 'Liz' Williams of Fairfield, Ohio

"Taylor,

As you know from watching over us there is not a day that goes by that you are not in my thoughts, my memories of you fill the hole that losing you has left in my heart. I am so glad that God gave me the chance to tell you over and over how proud I was of you because so many times we lose the opportunity to tell the people we love how much they mean to us. I always believed that you would be my son in law some day or as I told you many times if not I was going to have to adopt you so that you would become an official member of my family. We love you and miss you so terribly much. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life and for being an amazing part of mine, but more than that thank you for your commitment to you beliefs.

Rest in peace until we meet again."
Melissa (mom) Feldhaus of Hamilton, OH

"Taylor Bradley, my family and I miss you everyday. Not a single day goes by that i dont think of you. You were such an amazing person. We miss you being at our family functions. I have so many happy memories of you! Liz loves you so much, as does the entire family. You are truly a hero"
Becca Williams of Fairfield, OH

"I just read on the computer how even with the loss of your Son you still support the war effort. We too lost our Son SSG Brian Freeman on Nov. 7, 2005 a car bomb killed him and 3 other soldiers. We too support the war effort and know so well the hurt you and your wife are going through there is no hurt like it. We started a scholarship fund in Brian's name at his high school we don't want our Son's legacy to die and we know he gave his life for America's freedom. Brian's wife got to meet President Bush this week and we too have been doing several interviews we never wanted to be in the limelight but we don't want the war effort forgotten about either. Our Son was named alumi of the year at his high school last night at their Alumi Banquet. This is my first Mother's Day without him and what a hurt that is there he always made Mother's Day special. We go to Colorado the end of May for another Memorial Service in honor of Brian this is the second one we have got to go to it does help to meet some of the soldiers that served with him and the other parents who have lost loved ones. Your family will be in our prayers. Glen & Pat Freeman email glenfreeman2000@yahoo.com"
Patricia Freeman of Caledonia, MS

"Your the one....your the best! XOXOX I MISS YOU SO MUCH"

"i just saw your mess. and can't email you back...must be doing something wrong...IK???"
claudia

"Cluadia, I'm so sorry. I just found out. Please e-mail me; ender.garcia@us.army.mil"
WO1 Garcia of Hawaii

"Taylor,
I went to visit you the other day...I think you knew I was there. They burried someone that day real close to you. But I listen to this song almost every day and it reminds me of you.

Sunny days seem to hurt the most
Wear the pain like a heavy coat
I feel you everywhere I go
See your smile, I see your face
I hear you laughing in the rain
Still can't believe your gone

It ain't fair you died to young
Like a story that had just begun
But death tore the pages all away
God knows how I miss you
All the hell that I've been through
Just knowing, no one could take your place
Sometimes I wonder, who you'd be today

Would you see the world
Would you chase your dreams
Settle down with a family
I wonder what would you name your babies
Someday's the sky's so blue
I feel like I can talk to you
And I know it might sound crazy

It ain't fair you died to young
Like a story that had just begun
But death tore the pages all away
God knows how I miss you
All the hell that I've been through
Just knowing, no one could take your place
Sometimes I wonder, who you'd be today

Today...Today...Today
Today...Today...Today

Sunny days seem to hurt the most
I wear the pain like a heavy coat
The only thing that gives me hope
Is I know, I'll see you again someday

Someday, someday"
Marilee of Cincinnati

"I love you buddy. I can't wait to graduate from those 13 weeks of boot camp and fight the good fight in your name! you are my strength and courage through it all!!"
Britney Leonard of Fairfield, OH

"Taylor -

I spoke with your parents a few weeks ago at a Military families dinner in Fairfield. They are very strong people and you gave them that strength.

I was stationed at Camp Lejeune in 2d Radio BN.

You will never be forgotten. We will always carry on through our lives with the memory of you. You are always in my thoughts.

Brian Griffith
CPL/USMC August 2000-August 2005
Iraqi Freedom Veteran"
Brian Griffith of Indianapolis, IN

"To the Prazynski family,
I had the honor of meeting Taylor as we were leaving the MEPS station in Louisville, KY on our way to Parris Island in November of 2003. We were in the same Platoon (2014) and graduated on January the 30th. During our time at Parris Island I saw the love of life that Ski (that's what we called him)possesed. As the lay reader for our platoon Ski asked me to pray with him on several occasions and he always let me know within a few days that his prayers had been answered. His dedication and devotion to this country and to his fellow Marines will never be forgotten. Rest assured that God has called him home, and that when we meet him again he will be standing guard somewhere in heaven smiling that timeless smile. GodSpeed and Semper Fi!"
Corporal Brent T. Willoughby USMC of Afghanistan

"Words can't explain the memories we had together and the respect I have always had for you. I think about you every day, and although you are no longer here physically, your spirit will remain with us forever. I love you and I Thank god every day for having the pleasure of being one of your buddies. Im looking forward to the day we see eachother again.

We love and miss you buddy."
Cory Wells

"taylor i miss you so much and i just wanted to say HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY. i love you t - until we meet again."
mama k of fairfield ohio

"Happy 21st Birthday Taylor. Thank you for what you have done for our country. I'll never forget you and I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers in this time of sorrow. We'll see you again someday."
Christine B.

"Taylor. I have never met you. I wish I would have had that honor in this life but know I will finally be able to meet you in the next. I am the father of a Marine. We are from a long family of soldiers. Your loss is felt deeply in our home. We have a picture of you from one of the memorial rides put on in your name here in Fairfield hanging in our home. You were and are a friend of my son and I feel after meeting your wonderful parents that I will become a friend of theirs in the years to come. You are missed young man. Not just by family and close friends but by all freedom loving Americans. The sarcifice of ones life is the ultimate statement of how you truely felt in your life as a Marine and what cost you were willing give in the fight for freedom. It is with the deepest respect I honor your name and the legacy your family has started in your name to help all the wounded soldiers coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan by supporting the cause of Impact a Hero. You will not be forgotten by us. We will always carry your sacrifice in our hearts and minds. You truely are an American Hero. May God bless you and your wonderful family. Your friend in Freedom."
Rory A. Wilson of West Chester Ohio

"Taylor - Words can't express how much I deeply miss you. You are like a son to me and I am so blessed that I got to know you. You were just a big part of our family and a great friend to Brandon. I know that you loved the Marines and I am so proud of you. I just want to say THANK YOU for want you have done for us. You will be missed by alot of people and I can't wait for the day that I will see that great smile. I LOVE YOU FOREVER - T. Don't ever forget that. Until we meet again.
I want to thank you for my nickname too - it will always be with me."
Denise Kaiser(Mama K) of Fairfield,Ohio

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

"i dont no where to begin i am so happy i had taylor in my life for as long as i did and i am glad we got as close as we did. he was a great person and loved everyone he is missed so much. i had talked to him a week before all this happened wit him but he told me all these things and i am glad i got to hear wat he had to say. he would call us every tuesday. he and my brother where really close they where best friends brothers and everything to each other. i miss him so much and i no that he is in a better place and i will see him soon. i cant wait to see his smile again he is so missed between all of me and my family. GOD BLESS U TAYLOR! i love u more than ever ur a great person."
chelsea of fairfield, ohio USA

"To The Prazynski Family,
Our Family, Our City, Our Country grieves with you. We are so saddened by your loss. Your Soldier is OUR HERO! We will never forget him or the others who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless You and your Brave Marine..Semper Fi!!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

"To the friends and family of Taylor B. Prazynski:
My heart aches for each and every one of you. I lost my brother-in-law, Stephen P. Baldwyn on May 9, 2005. I know what you are going through and no words can make it better. Your son is a HERO to me and my loved ones and As sure as we remember Stephen, we will remember Taylor. We have to know God is on our side and he will get us through this. We, as Americans take so much for granted and we don't realize how much our troops do for us until it hits home. That is very sad, too. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and I will keep you in my prayers. God bless you all!!!

"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem."-Ronald Reagan"
Love , Stephanie Franks Baldwyn of Saltillo, Mississippi

"Although I did not know Taylor personally, I feel a deep connection to him. He has done more for me than any other stranger ever has. I too, am from the family that visited New York the weekend Taylor died. With his death and the images of ground zero at the fore front of my thoughts and prayers I wish we had more heros like Taylor. If we could all be as selfless and courageous as he was the world would be a better place. Thank you to his family for giving us your son. He is forever in our Hearts. God Bless Taylor and his family!!"
Darcy Rennekamp of Cincinnati, OH

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From the family of LCpl Branden P. Ramey, KIA 11/8/04"
Sandy of CA

"Taylor, the very last thing you said to me the night before you left for Iraq was "I love you like a brother". You always told me this, ever since 7th and 8th grade when we took trips to Kings Island together and road roller coasters for the first time together, but i never knew how lucky i was to have such a good friend, such a good brother. i know you died doing what you wanted to do, you always wanted to help people and made it a priority that everyone around you was happy before you thought of yourself, and that is what you were doing. I couldn't have asked for more from a friend, a brother, a HERO. we all miss you so much Taylor and may you rest in peace and help all of us get through this tough time. We love you Taylor."
Nick Salcedo of Fairfield, Oh

"Taylor I will never forget you. You told me you loved me like a brother and will never let that go. I've tried not to grieve so much, because I know thats not what you would want, but it is so hard to lose a brother. You are the greatest friend/brother/soldier I have ever known. God Bless You Taylor"
Matt Doxsey of Fairfield, OH

"taylor, i didnt get the chance to meet you, and i cant believe your time is now. something i will never understand is why the people who care and make a difference,like you, have to go at such a young age. i am so very proud of you and all the accomplishments you have made in your life, at only the age of 20. if i had only gotten the chance to meet you before you had left. but i still have a chance i guess..as soon as i walk in those golden gates, im asking to come see you. thank you for being such a wonderful person and doing so much for Fairfielf High School. (P.S. i never got the chance to met you but i went to your funeral and visitation, you have changed my life, i want to be remembered the way you are and i want to make a difference in any way i can. im going to try and earn the respect you have earned, and you have made me want to be a better person..) thank you taylor prazynski for making a difference.."
Stephanie Runner of Fairfield Ohio

"Taylor was trully an amazing young man, he has touched so many in the few years he was on this earth. My family has been touched by him, he was a schoolmate to Brittany(class of 2005), she said she met him working with the MRDD at school, he was an great worker with my mother, Cheryl, who is also friends with his mom. You are trully a hero in our eyes. Claudia and family our prayers are with you."
Tammie Rooks of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

"Prazynski family & friends:
I never knew Taylor personally but I can only imagine the difficult time this is for those who knew such a incredible man! I was in NYC visiting Ground Zero and St. Vincent's Hospital Memorial w/my family on the day Taylor was recieved into God's loving arms. The hurt, anger, and mix of emotions I felt while reading profiles of those missing from the attacks on 9/11 that are still hanging today is indescribable. But there is one emotion that stood out. Proud. I am so proud to be an American. It's because of HERO's Like Taylor that allow America to be America. Taylor will always be remembered by name and we will never forget the sacrifice he made so that we may raise our flag high.
God bless AMERICA, and God bless the TROOPS... EACH AND EVERY WOMAN & MAN who has ever fought and who are still fighting for our freedom.
Thank you Taylor! God bless!"
Carey of Cincinnati

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Taylor B. Prazynski,

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

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

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

"My thoughts & prayers go out to your family in this very difficult time. Taylor is a true American Hero. I thank him for his sacrifice for our country."
Fairfield Resident

"Taylor, you will always be remembered and missed"
RT

"Taylor I will never forget the first day I met you, it was a friday in June of 2002, and it was pouring rain outside, we went back to your mom's house, and all you were worried about doing was getting Nick and I together, well you managed, and three years later, we are still together. Nick is and will always be your best friend, and mine, and always in our hearts, we love you and will miss you more than you may ever know. You are the glue, that has kept all of us together, and whenever we needed you, you were there, being the best friend you could be. This past week has been extremely hard on all of us, and your family has so much love around them helping them get through this, but what they keep saying is that want everyone to be at peace, that this could make or break us. Taylor look over Nick and make sure he gets through this. We are watching out for your brother ryan and have been with him a lot this past week. Every day is a new jourey Taylor, but everyday for the rest of our lives we will wake up thinking of you, and go to bed thinking of you, I cannot stress this enough but all of love you and miss you so much!"
Kelley Fulmer of west chester, ohio

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

"Taylor had such an impact on all of us at Fairfield High School. Our graduating class will never be the same with out him. He will be missed. He loved everyone and was always willing to help. I had the pleasure of going on the fishing trip with him our senior year of high school and being down near the gym with Mr. Staggs when Josh was walking. He was an amazing friend and an amazing person. My condolences to the family during this time and forever. He touched so many lives."
Member of FHS Class of 2003

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. America will forever honor your Hero.
The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the sacrifice that was made and we will NEVER FORGET.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays of Massillon, Ohio

"Taylor was a great young man. I had the honor of working with him while he was in high school. All he ever talked about was joining the Marines and helping others..which is what he did best. Taylor will never be forgotten. Thank you for everything you did for all of us. My prayers and thoughts are with the family."
Marilee Pollitt of Cincinnati, Ohio

"Taylor you paid the ultimate sacrifice for your country and having known you personally your loss is more difficult to bear. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten and you will always remain in my heart, prayers, and mind. My deepest condolences go out to your family as they go through this difficult time. I will pray for them and you as well. Rest in Peace"
Spc. Derrick Wallace of Dallas, Texas

"We are truly saddened and feel sorrow for Taylor's death. There are no words that can comfort at this time. A real American hero - the few. God Bless you during this time."
Ohio Marine's Wife of Ohio

"Thank you Taylor Prazynski, 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 Lance Cpl. Taylor Prazynski:
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 Taylor for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Taylor Prazynski:
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 Taylor, 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