Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Cpl. John R. Stalvey

22, of Conroe, Texas.
Stalvey died from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces during Operation Iron Fist in Karabilah, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on October 3, 2005.

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"John, I think about you every day brother... You are an inspiration, your spirit lives on... I pray for you and your family often and know in my heart you are in a most beautiful place smiling down upon us
Semper Fidelis brother"
Matthew Bailey of Medford, NJ

"I remember the day I found out John had passed away. I was recruiting here in Brunswick, Georgia. I remember the pain I felt and could not even imagine what the family was feeling. One of my brothers and childhood friend had been killed. Reality did not hit me until I escorted Matt during the funeral service. What an honor for me as a fellow Marine to honor John and his family. John was an oustanding Marine and a true man of God. How wonderful it is to see how many lives he had touched and is still touching to this day. John may your legacy live on!!! As you guard Heaven's gates, know that people are finding Christ through you still to this day! Semper Fi Devil Dog!!!"
Michaelle Yawn of Brunswick, Georgia

"My name is Mark Palmateer, and I served with Cpl. Stalvey. I was looking up some videos on youtube, and found a link that I thought his family and loved ones may like to see, as it had pictures of him doing what he loved. The following link will take you to the video. R.I.P CPL....Semper Fi!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMEQtR_APQQ"
Mark Palmateer of Jacksonville, FL

"Simper Fi my brother Simper Fi"
Ed. Stalvey of Pembroke Pines,

"We will honor you tomorrow and remember you always. Thank you, John, for all that you did for our great country. I love you and miss you more all the time. You are my hero, forever and always. ~Love, Rachel"
Rachel Calicutt of Ludowici, GA

"John was one of the best marines i served with. Nothing but good things to say about him. Miss yah bro, gone to soon. Semper Fi. Think about you everyday."
Lee M. Poziviak of Pittsburgh, PA

"john was one of the best Marines i ever had serve under me, he was one of my team leaders in Afgan. i remember when we first got to Afgan, we were unpacking our gear getting it ready to go out and i look and he is pulling out this huge collection of Rambo movies we had to watch those things seemed like a million times he could not get enough of them. he could make anyone laugh even in the worst of times. he could always be counted on no matter how difficult or impossible the task. John Rambo Stalvey i will never forget you man, i just wish there were more Marines like you in the Marine Corp. and just to let you know everytime Rambo comes on TV i think of you. i will never forget you, you made me a better marine and a better person. And to the family i never got a chance to meet you it just did not seem right to bother you that day we returned home from Iraq and honestly i would not known what to say, but be rest assured that you raised a very good man and he was a very good Marine."
MOE of jacksonville, NC

"In honor of John Robert Stalvey, my best friend in high school. The day after 9/11, eight years ago today, John signed up for the Marines. The impact left by those terrorists that day ignited a passion in John's heart that would burn bright the remainder of his short-lived life. John became a Marine Scout Sniper and gave his very best to serve our country. He deployed to Afghanistan, where he lay down his precious life for our country. He died at the age of 23 on October 3, 2005. My world has not been the same since John left it. He left an impression upon my life that will last throughout eternity. John made a difference in this world. I hope to someday accomplish the same achievement. Although I am not on foreign soil, defending my country, my heart is there with the brave men and women who are doing so. My tears are with families grieving the loss of their loved ones who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. I am here to support our military, in honor of John. I love you John and miss you so much. Thank you for being my hero!"
Rachel Calicutt of Ludowici, Ga

"John... always thinking of you brother. Honoring you every day, especially on this Memorial Day. We love and miss you Marine."
Sgt. Matthew R Bailey 3rd Bn. 6th Marines of Medford, NJ 08055

"John and I went to High School together. We were good friends and we both joined the Marine Corps. I miss my friend and everytime I hear of another Soldier or Marine being killed oversees I think of him. One day I will see him again in Heaven because we have both accepted Jesus Christ as our personal savior. Thank you for what you did John and know that as long as I live I will stand up for the country you died protecting. I can't wait to get to Heaven and see if the last verse of the Marines Hymn is true. "If the Army and the Navy ever look on Heaven's scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines." I am sure John will be pirched on a mansion roof with his sniper rifle ready to do what he did here on earth - serve."
Nick Avery of Ludowici, Ga.

"It is hard to believe that today marks the three year anniversary of John's passing. I remember the exact moment my mom called me to tell me the horrible news. Over the last three years, I've reflected on the many fond memories I have of John. John was an amazing friend. He not only left behind a heroic tale, he left a legacy. John loved his country, but he loved his Savior even more. That is evident in the strong impact he has made on the many lives he's touched. As I read of people who didn't even know John, but were influnced by his testimony which surpassed his death, I give God the glory for allowing me the privilege of knowing such an outstanding person. I love you, John and can't wait to see you again in Heaven someday. I will remember you always."
Rachel Calicutt of Ludowici, Ga

"September 29, 2008
To the family of Cpl. John R. Stalvey:
John 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

"John was a great person and awesome Marine. I talked to you the day before you passed on, and I will always cherish you. I will never forget you brother You will always be in our hearts.. I love you john may you remain in peace..."
WO James Sawyer of Camp Lejeune, N.C.

"Even though we were in the same unit...we never really knew each other..you served our country and I will never forget your name John R. Stalvey...."
Sgt Joao G. Miranda of Camp Lejeune

"My intensions for reading these memorials was to write an essay on the beautiful lives of our fallen heroes stationed at Camp Lejeune.Your son has touched me more than any other.Being a christian, the thing I want to be remembered for the most is my love and devotion to Jesus Christ.Not that I had lots of money or a beautiful face, but that I loved Jesus more than ANYTHING.As a woman it's easy to proclaim my faith because as a woman it seems to be easier. Your son is a marine,tough,strong and proud!But,still he proclaimed his God to everyone he talked to.Not worried about what the world thought,only what God thought.That is a true, faithful christian.He talked it and walked it as well.He not only left a wonderful legacy as a Hero for our country, but he also left the most wonderful legacy, being a TRUE MAN OF GOD!!!As I sit here with tears streaming down my face, I cry in pain for you,but I cry because he has really made me think about my own walk with God.He is changing my life at this very moment.The bible says that people are placed in our lives for a reason,how awesome is it that God is still using John to touch people.I love Jesus,but have kind of strayed recently.God's whole purpose for this essay wasn't to write it but to read about your son.For John to help me get"back to God".Thank you so much for your service John,in the marines and for our Lord!"
Melissa M. of Mays landing,N.J.

"Thanks John for serving for our country, the best country in the world. I went to the same high school that you did, but I only met you twice. I wish that I could have gotten to know you better while you were here. I'll never forget you and the sacrifice that you made. SEMPER FI!!!!"
CPL Douglas Parrish of CAMP LEJEUNE, NC

"JOHNNY BRAVO-
I USED TO MESS WITH U AND CALL U A "MOTIVATOR" SARCASTICALLY... BUT IN ALL HONESTY U ARE A MOTIVATOR. A FALLEN BROTHER WHO I HAD GOOD TIMES WITH. FROM MISSIONS IN AGHANISTAN AND 1ST SGT CARTER MAKING U TEACH ME THE CORPS VALUES... LOL... TO PLAYING VOLLEYBALL AGAINST "SWEETNESS" (I SEE U DOWN THERE). YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AS A STRONG, CHRISTIAN MAN IN MY EYES WHO ALWAYS SHOWED RESPECT AND DESERVED THE UPMOST BACK. BROTHER YOU ARE MISSED AND I PRAY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

SEMPER FI MARINE
CPL. JASON B. NURSE
3/6 INDIA"
CPL. JASON B. NURSE of MARLTON, NEW JERSEY

"I served with John from the time he got to Kilo co. 3/6 until I left to go to HQ 6th mar. He was the funniest guy, and very professional, I remember he was very religious, too. We had fun in cuba, and I particularly remember when he was imitating this other marine from the platoon (Lcpl Holland) and it was the funniest thing, I was laughing so loud, I had tears in my eyes, before he left for Iraq, I went to see him, he was outside his room, and I shook his hand and told him to be careful, and that I would see him in a few months, then one day in October I got to my office, and my assistant, and friend, Cpl Williams, said the words I will never forget: Do you remember Stalvey? and that's all he said, he couldn't say anything else, and I knew what he meant, and I couldn't believe it, didn't want to believe it. Now he's in heaven watching over all of us, his marine brothers, and his family, to his family I want to say, it was an honor, to have served with John, and he's always in my thoughts. Until we shake hands again, devil dog, and make fun of Holland. Semper Fi, Brother.
myspace/03eleven"
Cesar Monroy of Los Angeles, CA/USA

"To the family of: 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.What a wonderful testomony of a life lived for God this young man leaves. Thank God for people like John.More of us need to be telling others about our awesome God. 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"

"John, there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you, brother. Semper Fi."
Alex

"my name is Cassidy and i am a volunteer for the Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run. We are a group of people that have built a memorial wall in Marsielles Illinois for all the fallen soldiers in Mideast conflicts since Beriut. Your loved one's name will be permenently added to this wall. For any further information visit our website www.ilfreedomrun.org please e-mail me at me1196@aol.com to let me know that you have recived this message. If you decide to come to this memorial on June 19th, 2006, you will recieve VIP seating and treatment for the cermonies that day. ALL OUR WELCOMING TO HONOR OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS
**Cassidy"
Cassidy of Brookfield/ILL/red,white,blue

"To the Family of Cpl Stalvey...My name Is Cole Canada, I was one of the Corpsman attatched to "Whiskey Co." while we were in Afghanistan. I was and am still deeply sorrowed by his death. He was always the one to make you laugh, when something wasn't going just right, and could always motivate you when you needed it. He is, and will be forever missed. Former HM3 M. Cole Canada (FMF)(USN) Semper Fi"
Cole of Irving, Tx.

"WHY DID YOU HAVE TO LEAVE SO SOON! Stalvey you were more than any friend could ask for. No matter what was going on in the Platoon or what games the Company was playing you always kept a positive outlook on things. I remember those times back at the barracks on Sunday when we would get up early in the morning and got to church. Yeah, the little church right around the corner from the base. I remember times when we were in the field at Camp Lejeune and you would come to my sleeping bag and we would stay up and talk, and encourage each other to stay on the path that GOD has pre ordained for us. But I am most greatfull for the times when we would go into what the Marines called the “cool room”; yeah if you were in Jalalabad you know what I am talking about. The only cool place on Camp Teufelhunden until we got our AC. The little room that was right next to the gym. Yeah you remember. The days we would sit down and pray together and read our Bibles together. You were my gift from God during our time over there. Just ask anyone that was in 2nd Plt from the times we re-stacked sand bags in Ghazni to the times we patrolled in the mountains of Afghanistan, we had some rough spots, but we made it through. You were always asking questions and picking my brain for knowledge, and always there to listen anytime I need and encouraging word. I even remember the time when you hit that IED in Afghanistan driving the Seven Ton. God said it wasn’t time yet he still had work for you to do. Before he came and took his angel home. I remember the last time that I talked to you I was in MSG School in Quantico, Va. and you were in Sniper School there too, and we were going to get together one-week end before I graduated and go to dinner and catch a movie. But we never did catch that movie. Stalvey you are greatly missed but if I am ever asked about who John Stalvey was I will tell them of my friend a God fearing man, how he lived and how he changed the lives of those around him. Lastly Stalvey you taught me the true meaning of friendship and helped me to appreciate the people that God has allowed me to serve with in our beloved Marine Corps. Save a spot for me in heaven, and put in a good word. I know it won’t be easy but it will all be worth it to see your smiling face, we might not be able to catch that movie after all but at least we can bow down and worship together for all eternity. And Yes, you can even call me Sweetness!!! You would have to have been a GRUNT in 3rd Battalion 6th Marines 2nd Plt India Co. to understand… it was my nickname.
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.

Stay Motivated Marine
Sgt. Swain a.k.a.“Sweetness”"
Sgt. Swain, Jerel D. USMC/0311 of Kiev, Ukraine MSG BN

"WHY DID YOU HAVE TO LEAVE SO SOON! Stalvey you were more than any friend could ask for. No matter what was going on in the Platoon or what games the Company was playing you always kept a positive outlook on things. I remember those times back at the barracks on Sunday when we would get up early in the morning and got to church. Yeah, the little church right around the corner from the base. I remember times when we were in the field at Camp Lejeune and you would come to my sleeping bag and we would stay up and talk, and encourage each other to stay on the path that GOD has pre ordained for us. But I am most greatfull for the times when we would go into what the Marines called the “cool room”; yeah if you were in Jalalabad you know what I am talking about. The only cool place on Camp Teufelhunden until we got our AC. The little room that was right next to the gym. Yeah you remember. The days we would sit down and pray together and read our Bibles together. You were my gift from God during our time over there. Just ask anyone that was in 2nd Plt from the times we re-stacked sand bags in Ghazni to the times we patrolled in the mountains of Afghanistan, we had some rough spots, but we made it through. You were always asking questions and picking my brain for knowledge, and always there to listen anytime I need and encouraging word. I even remember the time when you hit that IED in Afghanistan driving the Seven Ton. God said it wasn’t time yet he still had work for you to do. Before he came and took his angel home. I remember the last time that I talked to you I was in MSG School in Quantico, Va. and you were in Sniper School there too, and we were going to get together one-week end before I graduated and go to dinner and catch a movie. But we never did catch that movie. Stalvey you are greatly missed but if I am ever asked about who John Stalvey was I will tell them of my friend a God fearing man, how he lived and how he changed the lives of those around him. Lastly Stalvey you taught me the true meaning of friendship and helped me to appreciate the people that God has allowed me to serve with in our beloved Marine Corps. Save a spot for me in heaven, and put in a good word. I know it won’t be easy but it will all be worth it to see your smiling face, we might not be able to catch that movie after all but at least we can bow down and worship together for all eternity. And Yes, you can even call me Sweetness!!! You would have to have been a GRUNT in 3rd Battalion 6th Marines 2nd Plt India Co. to understand… it was my nickname.
UNTIL ME MEET AGAIN.

Stay Motivated Marine
Sgt. Swain a.k.a.“Sweetness”"
Sgt. Swain, Jerel D. USMC/0311 of Kiev, Ukraine MSG BN

"John and I were in Afghanistan for some time. Every week we would cut each other's hair, and just like a barber shop we'd share news. It was talk about girls, family, and especially any Marines that needed encouragement. I trusted him fully, and was always reassured to have him with me on a mission. He looked for the good in people and situations, and we never crossed paths without speaking. I still shed tears for John, and having known him I will forever drink deeper from life's well. God bless you John."
Cpl. Busby, Bradley W. of Camp Lejeune, NC, USA

"To the family and friends of Cpl. John Stalvey. I had the wonderful experience of serving as Johns squad leader in Cuba. I would discribe him as a great person, friend and Marine. He is truly a Great American Hero. I will never forget him and I will always call him my brother. "Simper Fi John""
Cpl. H.p. Barraclough III of Pensacola, Fl.

"When I heard the news about John's death in Iraq, it brought back all the memories of my son (Chris) who I lost on 17 Dec. 2003. I know what your family went through when they heard the news. As time goes on my memories no longer sadden me as much but encourages me to go on. I also know that you (Chris) are close by watching over us. You said that in your final letter home. Each day some little thought or incident reminds me that you (Chris) are close by. I am sure that you (John) will do the same for your family.
Thank you for your service and the price you paid for our freedom.
James Holland
Father of SPC Christopher J. Holland, KIA 17 Dec, 2003"
Jame Holland of Brunswick, Ga. USA

"I went to sniper school with John. He was one of the greatest guys I have ever known. He always knew how to brighten up the worst of days with a funny quote, or a great story. I wear the sweatshirt he designed to this day in memory of him. Dedicated to God, family, and friends on a daily basis, 24/7. It was a pleasure knowing John. I wish I could express my thoughts, feelings, and sorrows for the family and friends of John. Know he will live on in my memory, as well as all the hearts, and minds of the people he touched every day.

"The angels of life may not be able to be seen, but know that they live among us, and are always looking down upon us."

Thank you John... Semper Fi"
CPL Ryan A. Steinbacher of 1/1 Scout Snipers, Camp Pendleton, Ca

"To the Family of Cpl John Stalvey. "To a man who could turn a storm into a rainbow. I'll never forget the time you came to Philadelphia. I never knew anyone who was a big fan of my city. It was a priviledge to know you and an honor to be your friend. All the people you've met in Philly will always remember you. I can never watch a Rocky movie and not think of you. Rather than mourn the loss I celebrate your life. I can remember Cuba as if it were yesterday. Working on those long nights on the fence line, or standing post in the scorching heat in Africa. Some way, some how, you made every moment spent worthwhile. I can't believe you're gone. May your spirit rest in peace. One day, when the sun sets upon my life, you and I can meet up at Tony Lukes and grab a cheesesteak. Much love to you and your family. May the lord be with you.""
Brenny (LCpl. Morales) of Philadelphia, PA

"To the family and friends of Corporal John R. Stalvey,

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. If you're not certain that your loved one's next of kin is registered to receive a quilt, please use our link and register so we can send our "Love Stitched Together."

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

"Rest in Peace Tufelhunden...
J and T Taylor USMC
Sister of a Fallen Marine"

"My young nephew, John Stalvey, was a sincere, dedicated Christian. When he lived in my home in Conroe, Texas, he took a job at the Montgomery County Animal Control Dept. Typical to John and his character, he worked diligently at the most mundane, unpleasant tasks without complaint. He always found something good in what he was doing, and his smile and pleasant character infected others around him. He could have whined and complained about his financial condition or opined that he deserved better or was "too good" for cleaning kennels and scrubbing concrete floors and caring for sick and abandoned animals. But John was not like that. He gave 100% and gave it cheerfully. Then, when the horrible events of 9-11 came, I watched and listened as John poured out his heart in sorrow for our countrymen and the families of those who were killed by the terrorists. He told me, "Unc., take me to the recruiters, it's time." So I drove him to the Marine Corps recruiters and waited as he began the process of committing his life, safety and future to serving the United States of America. Once again, he committed everything in his being to becoming the best Marine he could. But that was not enough, he pursued and was accepted into Scout Sniper training, and he excelled at that as well. He called me just before his deployment to Iraq and we talked of the possibility of his death. But he assured me he wasn't afraid, and he was willing to do whatever was necessary to keep terrorists from coming back to our country and harming innocent people. He didn't care about politics, WMDs or things that he had no control over. He believed in his heart that we had to take the fight to the wicked ones. He did that, and he did it honorably, to the point of his own death in a foreign land, far from his family. But we are HONORED to have committed the best our family has to the cause of liberty. We are not bitter, nor are we even considering for one second the possibility of using John's death to bolster some radical's political positions. We love our country, our soldiers, our president and the principles of freedom and democracy. God bless the U.S.A. and our troops."
A.P, Merillat of Conroe, Texas

"My young nephew, John Stalvey, was a sincere, dedicated Christian. When he lived in my home in Conroe, Texas, he took a job at the Montgomery County Animal Control Dept. Typical to John and his character, he worked diligently at the most mundane, unpleasant tasks without complaint. He always found something good in what he was doing, and his smile and pleasant character infected others around him. He could have whined and complained about his financial condition or opined that he deserved better or was "too good" for cleaning kennels and scrubbing concrete floors and caring for sick and abandoned animals. But John was not like that. He gave 100% and gave it cheerfully. Then, when the horrible events of 9-11 came, I watched and listened as John poured out his heart in sorrow for our countrymen and the families of those who were killed by the terrorists. He told me, Unc., take me to the recruiters, it's time." So I drove him to the Marine Corps recruiters and waited as he began the process of committing his life, safety and future to serving the United States of America. Once again, he committed everything in his being to becoming the best Marine he could. But that was not enough, he pursued and was accepted into Scout Sniper training, and he excelled at that as well. He called me just before his deployment to Iraq and we talked of the possibility of his death. But he assured me he wasn't afraid, and he was willing to do whatever was necessary to keep terrorists from coming back to our country and harming innocent people. He didn't care about politics, WMDs or things that he had no control over. He believed in his heart that we had to take the fight to the wicked ones. He did that, and he did it honorably, to the point of his own death in a foreign land, far from his family. But we are HONORED to have committed the best our family has to the cause of liberty. We are not bitter, nor are we even considering for one second the possibility of using John's death to bolster some radical's political positions. We love our country, our soldiers, our president and the principles of freedom and democracy. God bless the U.S.A. and our troops."
A.P, Merillat of Conroe, Texas

"It sadness our hearts to lose another great Marine, I had the pleasure of meeting and watching over his POV. Our thoughts go to them who new him best.Semper-Fi Storage"
Barbara Carr of Jacksonville, NC

"To John's family our heart felt love and prayers go to you in this time of grieving. It is a very painful hurt for we know that John and our Juston knew each other and were in Kilo together. L. Cpl Juston Thacker gave his life in Afghanistan 6/24/04. He and 2 others tried to stop them from setting IEDs. John and Juston are together now guarding the gates of Heaven and have entered the Hall of Heroes. Our tears are for the pain you are going through. May our God give you peace and cover your hurt. These young men are true HEROES WHO GAVE THEIR ALL FOR OUR FREEDOM. THEY WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. Our flag is half staff and will stay that way for ten days. We will put his name on a white cross for our memorial. Please contact us if we can be of help. http//lcpljustontthacker.com leave a message. Proud grandparents of L.Cpl Juston T. Thacker KIA Bari Khout, Afghanistan. 3/6 2d Marines."
Tom & Dixie Sisk of Princeton, WV

"To John'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 as we mourn the loss of yet another of Texas' sons. Our boys are truly heroes!

By His Grace,

Gloria Caldas
Proud Mother of Fallen Hero
Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas
"The Big Ern", 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
San Antonio, Texas
gloria.caldas@sbcglobal.net"

"Stalvey was an excellent Marine and was a good hearted person. I've known him since the first year I joined, and all his brothers here in Camp Lejeune are gonna miss him. Stalvey you were a great person and a great Marine and I'm proud to have known you. I really wish it didn't have to end this way but always know you won't be forgotten."
Cpl. Stuart A Toribio of Camp Lejeune NC

"TO THE SALVEY FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. LOSING SOMEONE AS DEAR AS JOHN IS VERY DIFFUCULT. WE LOST OUR SON GREGORY LAST YEAR IN BALAD,IRAQ 2004. AN THE TEARS STLL FLOW DOWN MY CHEEKS WITH EACH FALLEN SOLDIER. TODAY IT IS FOR "JOHN"! MANY REASON FOR THAT. ONE FOR SERVING FOR OUR COUNTRY. FOR BEING A MILITARY BROTHER TO OUR SON GREGORY. AN A NEIGHBOR FROM SPRING,TEXAS-VALLEY STREAM,NY- SALISBURY, NC. THESE ALL HAD BEEN GREGORY'S HOME. AN GREGORY USED TO HANG IN CONROE AREA. JOHN YOU HAVE TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF SO MANY SON. NEIGHBOR'S, FRIENDS, RELATIVE'S, AND YOUR MILITARY FAMILY OF BROTHERS AND SISTERS. ALL HAVE SAHRED A SPECIAL MOMENT OR TO WITH "JOHN"! AN YOU WILL BE REMEMEBERED FOREVER, NEVER EVER TO BE FORGOTTEN. TO YOUR FAMILY PLEASE REACH OUT; TO THE COMMUNITY AND THE POLITICAL LEADERS. REQUEST A STREET BE NAMED IN THE HONOR OF JOHN. FOR SERVING HIS COMMUNITY, COUNTY, STATE, AND COUNTRY. HE DID IT UNSELFISHLY FOR US ALL. AN "JOHN" SHOULDN'T HAVE TO WAIT TO BE HONORED AFYTER A CONFLICT AND OR WAR. HE PUT HIS ON THE LINE! HE IS A HERO! HEROES DESERVED TO BE HONOR TODAY NOT TOMORROW!"
leonard t. wahl of VALLEY STREAM NY

"TO THE SALVEY FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. LOSING SOMEONE AS DEAR AS JOHN IS VERY DIFFUCULT. WE LOST OUR SON GREGORY LAST YEAR IN BALAD,IRAQ 2004. AN THE TEARS STLL FLOW DOWN MY CHEEKS WITH EACH FALLEN SOLDIER. TODAY IT IS FOR "JOHN"! MANY REASON FOR THAT. ONE FOR SERVING FOR OUR COUNTRY. FOR BEING A MILITARY BROTHER TO OUR SON GREGORY. AN A NEIGHBOR FROM SPRING,TEXAS-VALLEY STREAM,NY- SALISBURY, NC. THESE ALL HAD BEEN GREGORY'S HOME. AN GREGORY USED TO HANG IN CONROE AREA. JOHN YOU HAVE TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF SO MANY SON. NEIGHBOR'S, FRIENDS, RELATIVE'S, AND YOUR MILITARY FAMILY OF BROTHERS AND SISTERS. ALL HAVE SAHRED A SPECIAL MOMENT OR TO WITH "JOHN"! AN YOU WILL BE REMEMEBERED FOREVER, NEVER EVER TO BE FORGOTTEN. TO YOUR FAMILY PLEASE REACH OUT; TO THE COMMUNITY AND THE POLITICAL LEADERS. REQUEST A STREET BE NAMED IN THE HONOR OF JOHN. FOR SERVING HIS COMMUNITY, COUNTY, STATE, AND COUNTRY. HE DID IT UNSELFISHLY FOR US ALL. AN "JOHN" SHOULDN'T HAVE TO WAIT TO BE HONORED AFYTER A CONFLICT AND OR WAR. HE PUT HIS ON THE LINE! HE IS A HERO! HEROES DESERVED TO BE HONOR TODAY NOT TOMORROW!"
leonard t. wahl of VALLEY STREAM NY

"John, you will forever be a hero in our hearts. We love you so much and can't wait to see you in Heaven one day."
Rachel Calicutt of Brunswick, GA

""Rest is Peace Devil Dog. May your family and friends find some peace in knowing you are with Jesus in beautiful heaven. At night when the brightest stars are out, may they see your love shining down on them from heaven.

Thank you for what you did for this country..

J and T USMC
North Carolina
Sister of a Fallen Marine""

"I am truly saddened that we have lost yet another brave Texan. I hope that you can find strength and courage in God to face the days ahead.

Michele Carter
Sister of CPL Gary Walters
KIA in Baghdad on 24 April 2005"

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

"Thank you John Stalvey, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Cpl. John Stalvey:
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 John 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. John Stalvey:
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 John, 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