Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Cpl. Randal Kent Rosacker


21, of San Diego, California.
Killed in combat in the vicinity of An Nasiriyah. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on March 23, 2003.

His father, Rod, a Navy submariner, wanted Rosacker to go to college; instead he joined the Marines. "I couldn't stop him," Rod Rosacker says. "I guess my son liked the life he saw me live." Rod and his son both shipped out at the same time in January; the father got back home just in time to hear the terrible news.

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"I will email on Monday. I may have found a way back. I realized that I am not like them. I awoke alone...I thought of you. They have a thing called ISIS. They are taking over. You died to liberate slaves. Those fucs can not have IRAQ. USMC took it over. You were there. I will make them believe. Covered in blood."
Fuc my name.

"What do I want? Who do I want to be? How will I be remembered? How can I change the world? The truth? It is up to me. The internal debate. I put the booze away. I put negative people away. I am walking on a razor blade and you are walking with me. To freedom."
Mid of Home

"Brother, regular life is a joke. When I saw your grave I was crying. I promised you something. I intend to keep my word.
I will be a monster. I will put the fear in all of them. I will be covered in their blood. You never got to be a man. Have a family. Some *ing * job! I will make them pay. I love you! I will earn my place to Valhalla! I will make them believe."
Mid of No where

"Rosacker,
I am at a bar. Drinking booze. It is an empty life. When I Get a chance to kill all them. Our other brothers will look up to me. Yet I bow. Always. I will kill them all. I am sorry for not being better. * this. Smile. I think of you."
Mother*ing Mid of Hell

"Ro,
It's 1:53.
I just awoke...I thank the God for this life. I am doing better than before. I am sitting in darkness. As are you. I want you to come back. Yet, that is not the way the god made things. Alone. So alone. I love you brother. I am with you. Forever. Semper Fi. I hope Valhalla treats you well."
Mid of USA

"Bro,

It's night. I am sitting up looking at the news. A *ing Islamic pig killed 50 gay men...then injured 53 others. I think about when you were killed. When I met the man that carried your body from the track. I get bitter...I pace. I *ing angry. Because....you are dead. Because I loved you. I am the man at the gates. I will see you in Valhalla.
Adios for now."
Mid of USA

"Brother, It is thanksgiving. I have been drinking since yesterday. I was wondering about my promise. Can I fulfill what I told you? Can I? I hate regular life. I was never good at it. I am turning down an opportunity to see many people from the past. I might incite a revolution in a comical way. Not yet. Anyhow, happy thanksgiving brother.
I love you."
Mid of USA

"Brother,
I finally visited you in Alamosa.
So many years drift like smoke through a burning building.
I promised you something. I intend to keep my promise.
I loved you very much. I can never bring you back, Yet I do not control anything. If I did. The world would change,...now.
I still remember the fight in San Diego state. I was telling another marine about it a couple days ago.
It was a great time. Anyhow.
Smile brother....besides you are in Valhalla with Thor and Odin drinking booze. Skoal."
My name is a reflection on a mirror of Everywhere and no where

"Brother, I have traveled a bit around the homeland. I have viewed many things that make no sense. I met some of the legends. Hell, I went to their door step. I drank beer and spoke of your memory. Spoke of who you were and who you could of been. I have have not seen your resting place yet..but I promised...I will. Expect three colors light... I will drink the other three of the sixer. Till Valhalla!"
Mid of Anywhere/everywhere

"I am never going to give up on you! I met the man who carried your body from the track on March the 23,2003.I was checking out of the USMC,. This was years ago. Seems like yesterday.I have not visited your grave, but I will soon. I just got back in our homeland...I miss you brother...I have carried you with me through the whole world. As you at times have carried me. I hope you found Valhalla."
Mid of USA

"I think of Randy on a regular basis, and am very grateful of his ultimate sacrifice on the battlefield. Today Randal is the first soldier I remember and shed a tear for, so that I may have my freedoms. Randy, the entire Rosacker family and every Devil Dog out there, I so appreciate your sacrifices. God Bless all of you."
Daren Sparks of The press box at Serra High School

"I don't know why this page all of a sudden popped up, I was just watching videos of military members fighting ISIS and of all things that could have popped up, a page dedicated to an old friend. :( I hope you know that even today people miss you and remember what you gave up. Someone has to do it right? May God bless you and those you left behind Randy."
Jen B. of Manila, PI

"Randy, It's been 10 years since you died. It's been 13 years since I saw you last at Serra. My last memory of you was a really sweet one. I had always had a crush on you. We were in the Library at Serra just before graduation. You sat down on a chair and pulled me onto your lap. We talked a while about you joining the Marines and before we had to go you reached up and pulled my face down and kissed me so deeply. One of the High School staff chased us out. I wish I could have had the chance to do it one more time. It's been the best way to remember you. Thank you for the memory. XOXO."
The Girl from Serra High of San Diego, California

"Sorry I found this so late brother, and hell, if we ever met, it was at a family reunion in Chama and you were probably a baby. Saddens me that I was so near you, and yet could not help at all. It hurt, sitting in Kuwait, later realizing I had family in harms way. I would have come running had I known. Semper Fi bro."
Tom Crosser Jr. of Phoenix, AZ

"Randy,Manny and Kennedy spent a lot of weekends in our home in Virginia with my son who was a marine in their company. They made my home come alive with so many memories. Every weekend they would all pile up in Olivers car and leave the base for a little while. I've never forgotten any of them and still grieve for the ones lost. Thank you for sharing him with us!"
Jenny Gooden of Meadows of Dan, Virginia

"I often think of you even though we were not close. I remember saying hello to you and your parents when passing your house and signing your yearbook in World History class. I still get teary eyed when I recall the day I heard your name on the radio. I will always remember you. Thank you so much for fighting for us."
Chanel Bridges of Ramona, CA USA

"I did not post on the day. So I write now. The corvette in white...beer bottles thrown at red doors. * you Middleton...CNN... the picture...I was off the coast of Africa... The face, the face followed by tears...alone. He's my best friend.. WHAT THE *!!!!! Never will I forget. Never... We all burn in are own way...day by day... Comeback!!!! I fought in a ring and prayed... oh I smiled for my friend to be with me... Hahahahahahahahah he told me to stop being a Pussy! I'm with you!"
Joshua Middleton of Penang Malaysia

"Travis in Florida... I hope and pray that I never meet you. Ro I imagine agrees. You are trying to profit paper from Randy's memorial page. You are a * head and you need some manners. What do yo know of Randy? Nothing! Where is his remains? Where is his family? You make me sick! I hope you realize your mistake! *in BURN!"
Joshua 'MID" Middleton of Pinang, Malaysia

"Hello Randy, you are still a dear friend to me and I remember some of those crazy times in SD. You always had my back. I miss you and I look forward to seeing you again someday. Tell Chris hello."
Joey Conklin old friend from San Diego of Shallotte, NC

"Semper Fi Brother!"
Cpl Matheson of Caribou, ME

"They looked.. Another year with the 23rd gone... I wonder sometimes during the small hours of night, I wonder of a beautiful dream. A vivd dream of what if? What if the 23rd of accursed March never came? So many images of my friend frozen in a moments breathe. At times my spirit burns so firece with the sense of loss. I want to strike at the shadows and strangle them. Make them feel Justice... Randy has never passed away. He's right here. He's right here with all of you. Through me and all you... Randy lives through our memories. I will never forget! I will always remember!...I smiled back."
My name is your name of with you

"Think of you everyday made a clothing line called face beat in memory to you were going kick tapout love you Travis kuykendall"
Travis of Tampa fl

"2011; we still have not forgotten the ultimate sacrifice paid by this young marine and his family! Our freedom was paid for by his blood!"
Clarence Wetegrove of Denver, Co

"Just Wanted to say I really miss you Randy but know that you were taken from us the you foretold. Ill see you up there though I Love You Man."
Lewis w Jackson III of Fremont, CA

"I had the honor of babysitting you when you were young. Little did I know one day you would lay down your life for me. Maybe I would have let you stay up a little later. Randy, you are missed every single day. I will NEVER forget you."
Jeremiah Stokes of Jacksonville, FL

"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 E. Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"just happened to google you bro on veterans day and I was fortunate enough to find this site. happy veterans day randy from one serra q-dawg to another. I was 2 years younger than you and I will never forget before every JV home game you varsity guys would bang on us a little bit before we walked down that ramp and you would hit us harder than anybody we would face in those games. i also remember you coming to our varsity game at clairemont the next year in your full marine dressy uniform. you were sharp as a thumbtack bro. well randy keep resting peacfully and keep a spot on hold for me up there bro."
kyle ware of san diego, ca

"Well Randy it's been a while since my last post. Corey your bother MARINE is now serving in Afghanistan and I pray everyday that he is safe. Your photo is in my glass cabinet and I see you all the time. I ask for your protection over Corey, I know that you are in his heart. Miss you and love you. Semper Fi"
Debbie Proud Marine Mom of Raleigh NC

"Rosie,

You are loved and missed terribly. Your memorial is still in the front yard along with Patrick, Jose and Brian...it will stay there forever. We love you!"
Paula Stoermer of charleston, SC

"Randal, you were my brother in-laws great friend, he spoke about you all the time. you also met my sister as well. You and my brother in-law motivate me, he told me what happened to you, i also read the book "battle for the bridges" where they spoke about you. im sorry i didnt have the privledge in meeting a true hero. Semper Fi."
PFC Giro

"Randy,

It has been nine years now that I've been serving in the Air Force. I was stationed just south of you in North Carolina, deployed during the same time you were killed, and been to your final resting place. I initialy planned on doing four years of service, but it's the thought of you that keeps me going. I've deployed five times now, and each time gets harder. The morters, rockets, and casualties never seem to get easier. When I leave the states and return home, I alwasy stop through Bangor, Main to refuel. There in the terminal is a USO post that is run by old veterans. They great us with hugs and goodies. Inside the little shop is a wall covered with pictures of all our nation's fallen heros. I know exactly where your picture is. I've looked upon it many times now. Along the boarder of your picture, "Serra Baseball" has been written. I don't know who wrote it, but it's good to know that there is more of us from T-Town holding down the fort.

I miss you, and thank you. You have been my driving force for many years now. Rest peacefuly. See you someday."
Chris Smiley of Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, Nevada

"Randy,
I know I don't know you but I hear about you all the time at school I go to serra and im a wrestler there all the older guys just pass down stories about what you did and i always here about all that and it motivates me to work even that much harder my dad is also in the marines you are missed very much everyday may you rest in paradise thank you for your sacrafice"
Joseph of San Diego CA. USA

"Semper Fi Marine. Wish I could have done more. Feel like hell for sitting safe in Kuwait.

You were in our hearts and memories at the Reunion. The whole family is proud of you."
TEC of Phx, AZ

"It's been 5 years since you went home to be with our Lord. I think of you often and remember you playing outside my house with Jimmy & Corey in Murphy Canyon housing. I have a picture of the the three of you pointing in the brush hunting those birds on a camping trip. Jimmy joined the Navy a few years ago and Corey has joined you in the brotherhood of Marines. I know that he thinks of you often. There are not enough words to express my feelings. I have talked to you many times and asked you to watch over Corey during bootcamp and the Crucible. I know that you are watching over all your brother Marines. Thank you seems so small your sacrifice, I know that your parents are proud. It is an honor for me to say "I now that Marine, he is Honor ...Courage... Committment. Simper Fi Marine you are forever in my heart.

Love,
Miss Debbie"
Debbie Van Cleave of Raleigh, NC

"He will never come back. Yet he has never left. I remember his face. I will never forget. The sorrow is all mine and yours. I loved my brother. I am forever sorry I was not there. Ro I am coming back. See me when you wish to be seen.

I never will never forget,

Joshua Middleton"
Joshua middleton of Vancouver, Wa

"Remembering with you the life of someone so dear."
Shirley Billingsley of Huntsville, AL

"Randy......it's not a surprise that he found a place in each any everyone's heart. That's just who he was. We went to school together...I remember him and Paul always talking about wrestling and pinning this or doing that. Them boys were so devoted then. I can still hear the coaches calling him out on the football field as well --- "ROSACKER" Brings a smile to my face to remember those days.....but his death will forever bring tears to my eyes.....Randy paid the ultimate price, thank you Randy! To his family, you raise one hell-of-a man! He overflowed with loyalty and respect, above all honesty. Randy set out to leave his mark, and that he did!"
Catrina Rodriguez-Bruno & Family of San Diego, CA USA

"Randy Randy Randy....
Wow.. its been a long time and i have been to so many places. you gave me the motivation i needed to clean myself up and do something for someone other than myself.. I remember the day vividly when my mom called me and told me what happened.. i couldn't believe her. I lost it. i started thinking about all the times we had together from sitting around in the wrestling room talking to hanging out on the bench in fornt of yout house. I evem remember you getting the girl that i wanted when we were so young. you took care of my like a little brother and for that i thank you. I want you to know that i have taken your spot in the ranks. Hookin and jabbin so we say. It is with great pleasure i say thank you and tell you that we are my inspiration. We all love you and miss you randy.. and i hate to be a copy cat, but you know that that BIG GAWG table wouldnt be complete without me for it was you who taught me to work hard and strive for my goals. I love you man!! Semper Fi Devil"
LCPL Robert W. Morgan of camp pendleton is my home, IRAQ is where i am

"May 28, 2007 (Memorial Day)
To the family of Randal Kent Rosacker. Randal 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

"Your in my hearts and thoughts Randy. Thank you soo very much for your hard work, service and commitment to our country. I will never meet anyone as tough and brave as you are. You will never be forgotten, I love you."
Nathan Batchelder #67 of San Diego, CA

"Randy, i still remember you as the littlest noseguard i had ever seen, and the toughest person i have ever known. I miss you bro, but i know you are in a better place, waiting to line up next to me on the field one more time, then bust my nose with your legendary crossface. Untill then just know you were loved by all your friends, and we will see you again."
Matt McFarren of San Diego, CA. USA

"Time it was and what a time it was,
it was a time of innocence,
a time of confidences.
Long ago it must be, I have a photograph,
preserve your memories,
they're all that's left you."
We miss you Randy, you'll always be in my thoughts."
Sari Singer of San Diego, CA

"To the Rosacker family: I never knew Randy, but his name has stayed with me ever since I read of his death. It has been so long for you, and I hope you are keeping your memories of him alive. You had 21 years with him, and I honestly believe you'll be with him again."
Heidi Brigham of Walla Walla, Washington

"To the family of Randal Kent Rosacker: 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"

"Randy, You were one of the coolest guys I have ever met. I will always remember you. I sincerely hope you are happy where you are. I'll always pray for you."
A friend from Serra of San Diego

"Randy,
I would like to say thank you to you and all the other Marines from 2nd MEB who were killed that day in An Nasiriyah for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"I never knew Randy, but I knew him because he once went to my school in San Diego. Serra High School is the name, and all the current students will never forget him. I heard from all the baseball players he was one of the best out there playing baseball.As well as a great person. So heres to you Randy. Thanks for fighting for us and we will always rememeber you."
Anonymous of San Diego, California

"Randy always had a biggest heart a man could have.I played high school football and baseball with him. I remember towards the end of high school he used to show up to baseball practice in marine corps shirts and would conduct our baseball workout military style. Randy had a passion in everything he persued, never to busy to lend a hand as he helped me out. He loved the marines and knew what he wanted, I could see it in his eyes. Hey Randy we miss you alot, and will never forget you as your presence remains in all our hearts and mind. I am also proud to put on my uniform everyday to go to work knowing that we have men like you that defended our country. I pay my respect and salute you and your family. For you are my hero, Randy....
SEMPER FI!.

Sgt Dejesus Gabriel
USMC"
Gabriel Dejesus of Oceanside CA

"I feel sorry for you"
a friend

"I love my cousion very much and i know he's watching over me right now"
cousion

"I loved my cousion very much and i know he's watching over me right now!!!"
Rosacker/cusion

"Randy was one of the most handsome guys at our high school. I found a great picture of him in one of my photo albums recently. I know I will always remember him."
A friend of San Diego, CA

"We'll Meet up again bro, guarding the gates to heaven. We all miss you so much."
Raul Vidaurri Jr of Baghdad Iraq

"Sorry for your loss my brother Ben Rosacker returned from Iraq not too long ago we are very blessed, we will keep you in our prayers."
Steven Rosacker of Huntley, IL

"Randy I only knew you for a short time, but I will remember you forever. I think about hanging out on the beach in J'ville,NC often. I wish you and your family peace."
Anna Robinson, wife of Cpl. Eric Robinson of Beaufort, South Carolina

"I'm sorry your cousin died Ashley.Mr.Randal,thank you for supporting our country."
Kaho Ishizuki of Colorado Springs,CO

"I was reading about the war on cnn today, april 27 2005, I thought back to when we were in high school and you were so excited to join, so I said to my self that I bet you are some where defending our freedom. So I typed your name in the search engine and I found out that its been over 25 months since you've gone to heaven. Its been a sad day knowing that you are not here with us even though we didn't talk to each other after high school.I've been thinking about the great times we had in wrestling and what a fighter you were. I remember when i thought you were done for the season when you broke your arm, and i was amazed when you proved me wrong by just taking it off and foughting anyway. I remember telling you that you shouldn't wrestle with a broken arm because your arm wouldn't fuse proparly. I don't think you cared much about what I was saying and you just blew it off. I consider my self very lucky to have had a friend like you. My prayers are with you and your family. I see that yandle already wrote to you, and I've got one thing to say to you before i go too, save me a spot at the "BIG DOG TABLE". See You in Heaven."
Ehsan P of Temecula

"I'm sorry i was not there."
mid

"Randal, it`s been 2 years now sinse you were called upon.
You will never be forgotten, Marine
Always in our hearts, and prayers."
M.Giguere of Canada

"Randy....I hope you are watching over and taking care of your family up in heaven. My favorite memory had to be when you and your sister Sammy played a practical joke during a sleep over. I remember something about a ghost in the kitchen :) Always having fun. You were always brave and very cheerful. I remember waving to you as we passed each other on the street or coming out of the recruiters office. You always stopped to say hi. Your memories will never be forgotten. Keep a watchful on your mom, dad, sammy, and toni. God Bless."
April Wolff of Vancouver, Washington

"randy....i met him when i first moved to san diego man he wanted to be a marine since way back , i guess being a military brat it just soaks in the blood. i remeber the fast good times with randy and the sad times but i never thought about life situations turning so quick , randy was the football star the jock the cool guy and most important a good friend as well as his family. i graduated a year before randy and went into the military and randy went the corp path .he was and always will be a leader , and he will always remain alive in my heart along with his 4 other blood brothers, we were a crew growing up our most important years and randy was always the leader ...i just miss him so much , he had the most heart , i remeber one time before graduation and the crew and i were listeing to a story randy was telling about a dream he had and this was back when he was a junior in high school and told us in the most straight face that he had a dream where he would join the corp and die for his country proudly....randy knew this and he knew it well ........and all the courage and commitment he put forth for his country should always be remebered.......i love and miss you bro ......the few the proud ....THE MARINE...."

"God Bless the Rosacker family!"
SPC Alfredo Contreras, 1st Armored Division of Wiesbaden, Germany

"I went to high school with Randy. In fact we wrestled together (he even gave me my first case of calliflower ear). I know how badly he wanted to be a Marine. He told me at his going away party. I enlisted long after Randy and heard of his passing while in bootcamp at MCRD San Diego. Later I came to talk to one of his NCOs by chance and was told of what a stellar Marine he is. It was just such an incredable loss. We all miss you Randy. Semper Fi."
Steven McAfoose of San Diego, CA

"'A life fully lived shines on in the heavens,
A star giving hope to still-searching souls.'

Those who loved life and lived it fully teach us the most about death--
to accept that it comes,
to meet it with courage,
to believe that such spirit can never be stilled.

May Randy's spirit remain with you always."
A Friend of San Diego, CA

"To the friends and family of Randal Kent Rosacker:
I am sincerelly sorry for your loss and understand your horrible pain. I lost my husband, Spc Justin W. Linden in Iraq on June 4, 2004. Your loved one was brave, strong, and courageous, and will be remembered forever. I will pray for you all. Stay Strong and allow his memories to bring you joy rather than sorrow."
Sarah Linden of Portland, OR USA

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

"To the family of Randy Rosacker, I want to send my thoughts and prayers to you. My son, Cpl Patrick Nixon ,Nick as his Marine buddies called him, told me about your son "Rosey" and how much they liked and respected him. He, James, Manny and Nick were inseperable and now Rosey and Nick are together forever watch ing over us. Gos bless you and your family."
David Nixon of Gallatin,TN

"Well Randy, you had a birthday this week...I wonder if you celebrate birthdays in heaven?? I never got the chance to meet you here on earth but I sure plan on lookin you up when I get to heaven! My son LCpl Matthew Stover is your brother Marine and he served with you in Nasiriyah...where you gave the ultimate sacrifice. I have listened to the Marines of Charlie Co talk about you many times and it's always all good. You were one awesome Marine and you have not been forgotten. I just want you to know that I will never forget the sacrifice you made for my freedom, ever. The price is way too high. I guess I just want you to know that you have not been forgotten...you are missed...Happy Birthday Randy!!"
Carol Stover, Proud Mom of LCpl Matthew Stover of Ava, MO

"randy i just wanted to tell u that u have always been in my thoughts....we all miss u sooooo much...happy birthday and im sure all of us are going to power tower to drink for u...we love u and u will never be forgotten...143637..50 83"
kayla wheetley of san diego ca

"In loving Memory..Its been a year..

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.

As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Marine!! SEMPER FI!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

"In Loving Memory of CPL. Randal K. Rosacker:

"Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I, and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by my old familiar name; speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference in your tone; wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effort, without the trace of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same same it ever was; there is unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out sight? I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well."

By Henry Scott Holland (1847-1918) Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral, London

May you find the enouragement in this passage that was so much of what Randy really was. The sacrifice and loss of the living is so much greater than we could ever imagine.

Rest in peace and love Randy. And for those who miss his presence, my prayers and hope for your continued joy in his short, but heroic, life."
A Friend of San Diego, CA

"Randy
Our hearts ache non-stop for you. We miss you more than you will ever know. Not a day goes by that we don't stop and laugh at how you could always kept us entertained. You are our GREAT AMERICAN HERO!!! A part of us is gone now that you have left this earth but we know that one day we will be with you in heaven. NO words can ever express our hurt without you here. We love you so very much and miss you oh so terribly!!! If TEARS could be a stairway and memories a lane we would walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.For we have shed a ocean full plus more. I could just sit here and write forever to you and let you know that life just isn't the same with out you here but we know that you would be telling us its OK guys be strong and know that i am safe. You are the reason that we keep going. You are our Guardian Angel and we wouldn't want anybody else protecting us!!!!! We long to see your smiling face and big brown eyes. Take care and know that you are so truly missed!!! You aunt uncle and cousin
Brian, Pam and Shawna"
Pam of Alamosa, CO USA

"We Will NEVER FORGET !" As the first anniversary of the death of your loved one arrives;
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering all your family and loved ones in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Randal, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

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

"Randy it's almost been a year now without you. The year has passed but not like the ones before. I have your picture posted on my dresser. You were the big brother I never had. I'll never forget the beatings I took from you and you telling me in wrestling/football practice, "if it doesn't kill you then it will only make you stronger." As the first year on this Earth without you comes to an end I look back on how I've been. I always looked up to you and since you left us I've taken my pride of being a Soldier to a higher level. There are days that bring me down but looking at your picture brings me up. You were strong in every way. Before I go let me ask onething...leave me a seat at the 'BIG DAWG' table! See ya later bro!"
Yandle of Camp Humphreys, South Korea

"Cpl. Rosacker,
Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice. Semper Fi and R.I.P. Devildog!"
Sgt. Earl & Sarah Hurst, USMC of Parris Island, South Carolina

"Randy its Derek again.Well my daughter was born on 21 Dec 03.Her name is Leilani she weighted 6lbs15oz.Randy we all miss you and keep you in our hearts.Watch us from the sky.Cause I know you will.I need your help.So watch over me and be my Guardian Angel.No you can be my Guardian Marine who will be there.Randy take care.You will be in our hearts."
Derek of Ft Sill

"My fondest memory is of you attending the clairemont/ Serra game in your dress blues. You were very proud to be serving, and it showed. God bless.
To Debbie Rosacker and family my prayers are with you.
Doralina Steiner"
Doralina Steiner of SAN DIEGO ,CA

"RANDY YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY THOUGHTS AND HEART..U DID UR COUNTRY PROUD...ALWAYS REMEMBERED NEVER FORGOTTEN....143637...TO THE ROSACKER FAMILY MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU ALL..."
KAYLA WHEETLEY of SAN DIEGO, CA

"Thank you Randal Rosacker, 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

"Rod,
My deepest and sincerest apologies and prayers to you and your family. As a fellow military member, I know the lengths that we are asked to go to protect our country and all it stands for, however no one expects to lose a cherished family member. Your son is a true hero! God Bless you and your family."
Reginald Henard MMC (Ret) of Stockton,Ca

"Randal... There are no words that can express my heartfelt love and gratitude for what you have sacrificed to keep America free. You will always, always, always be in my prayers!"
Tricia Deblois of Watsonville, Ca/USA

"RANDY,
ITS HARD TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE GONE ME AND DANIEL ALWAYS LOOKED UP TO YOU AND WE WILL ALWAYS.YOU MADE ME TRY MY BEST IN ALL I DID.YOU WERE THE BIG BROTHER I NEVER HAD.LIFE WILL GO ON BUT IT WILL BE TOUGH.IM GROWING UP NOW I MARRIED ABOUT TO HAVE A BABY SOON,AND IM A SPC IN THE US ARMY.YOU TAUGHT ME TO WRESTLE AND GET BETTER AT FOOT BALL.RANDY LOOK OVER US ALL.YOU DID WHAT YOU LOVED.I JUST WISH I COULD HAVE TOLD YOU ALL OF THIS BEFORE YOU LEFT.WE ALL MISS YOU."
DEREK MERCADO of FT SILL OK

"Dear Randy,
I have a picture of you on my desk at work. I think about you every day. Thank you. You paid the ultimate price for our freedom. The Stokes Family still holds you dear to our hearts. You will always feel like a part of our family. You are my hero."
Tasha Wells of Jacksonville, FL

"Randy, today is Nov 10th 2003. Happy Birthday Marine. I will be speaking to a forth grade class today in Niskayuna, NY for veterans day. In my talk I will be talking about a hero of mine that is near and dear to my heart. I will be talking about how everything was red white and blue in this hero's life. I will talk about how he has given his life for the country that we all love. That hero will not only be mine today, but 30 9 year olds will have this person as a hero as well. That hero is Cpl Randal "Randy" Rosacker. Semper Fi Marine and Happy Birthday"
SSgt Michael A. LeMorta of Niskayuna, NY/USA

"MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY,,ITS SO HARD TO BELIEVE,WHEN SOMETHING LIKES THIS HAPPENS,,I FIRST MET RANDY,WHEN HE PLAYED FOOTBALL AT SERRA HIGH SCHOOL,MY SON LEIGH WAS ON THE SAME TEAM(I BELEIVE FOR TWO YRS),MY SON LEIGH,WAS ON THE CONSTELLATION,,AND JUST RETURNED IN MAY....I KNOW I COULD NEVER FEEL THE PAIN YOU MUST BE GOING THROUGH,,BUT,I FELL SO BAD AND HAVE THAT EMPTY FEELING WHEN YOU LOSE SOME ONE. HE WAS ALSO SUCH A CARING,GIVING,AND FULL OF LIFE YOUNG MAN,WITH SUCH A FUTURE A HEAD OF HIM.A DAY DOES NOT GO BY THAT I DONT THINK OF HIM...I WISH THE FAMILY WELL,AND MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH THEM....."
JERI KWIERAGA of SAN DIEGO.CA

"Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Thank you brave soldier, your courage and sacrifice will nerver be forgotten."
Ken and Maritza Holley of Pembroke Pines, Florida

"To the family and friends of Cpl. Randal Rosacker:
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 Randal for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

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

"My heart is with you Randal, always and forever..."
Sasha Milchen of San Diego, CA

"Thank you Cpl Rosacker for giving us the gift of continued freedom. We will NEVER forget you."
J and T Taylor of North Carolina

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