Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Cpl. David S. Stewart

24, of Bogalusa, Louisiana.
Stewart died when his amphibious Assault Vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations south of Haditha, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Force Reserve’s 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Gulfport, Mississippi. Died on August 3, 2005.

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May we honor the lives of those who have fought for our freedom with the way we choose to live our own, I was chosen because of a very close friend who served with the 48 Marines and Corpsmen who sacrificed it all; to read each story, to get to know a small piece of their lives through families and friends. I chose to honor each of them with a bible verse:

David S. Stewart 8/3/05
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God." - Matthew 5:8 (Purity)"
Haleigh Kilgore of West Virginia

"A son, brother, love, friend, a true Marine's Marine..... I spend today in prayer, reflection, & remembrance of a man I was blessed to love and be loved by. I thank God for every moment I shared with Bear and the Stewart family. Not a day goes by that I don't think of him. I can still see his smile, hear his laugh and feel his arms around me when I close my eyes. While I'll never know why, I now find comfort in God that I will be with Bear again one day. In the meantime I know he is up three looking over me, protecting me, and guiding me. I thank God for all the little Godwinks Bear sends me letting me know he's up there watching over me. I'll never forget the trips to the houseboat or parking down at Pools Bluff and laying on the hood of the "Exploder" to look at the stars and talk about our future. I'll cherish those memories forever. I am truly blessed to have experienced a love so true and pure.
One last smile. One last hug. One last look into your eyes. One last kiss. Just one last "I love you always and forever."
I miss you, Bear. I love you always and forever."
Andrea Burkenstock of Lafayette, LA, USA

"My heart and condolences go out to bears family, fiance Andrea and friends....Bear was very special to me I will always remember him , we were both born on August 11th, we dated for about 8 months, he always made sure no matter what we was going to have a blast. He made my face hurt for the entire time we dated because I was literally laughing and smiling so much even when I wasn't with him lol. Bear made sure my first kiss as a young teen girl was the sweetest moment any girl could imagine. We always had so much fun. He came over one time to help me hurry up and finish my chores so we could go fishing;-) I enjoyed every second with him and i miss him every day. He endured the ultimate sacrifice for his country and for our freedom. He died for us ... And now I know he is with many other soldiers that too made that same sacrifice... And they too are all with the very first person that ever died for us and our sins .. Our Lord Jesus Christ. I will always Love and miss Bear. #I still have the LSU hat he gave me one very special night I can still smell him when I wear it from time to time. I know hes looking down on his family and friends his sister and brother, Andrea his finance. I am so happy that the time he did have on this earth was filled with love and happiness , he found his soulmate and was a great son, brother, and friend. He was so full sold life and he truly made the most out of every second. He was always positive and happy. Some im sure were even a bit envious of him that's how perfect he really was. Love ya Bear always xoxoxo"
Torie Wyman Stewart of Bush, La USA

"To the family of:David S.Stewart
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""

"I have posted a memorial for Corporal Stewart at Leatherneck dot com;

Semper Fi of Bogalusa

"Bear, last nite we drank ur favorite wine in your honor. We love and miss you so much, bro. You are always thought of on a daily bases and missed on a daily bases, espically when we need a good laugh. You were a shining star to many and will always be."
Crissy Bengochea of San Jacinto, CA

"Stewart, my brother, you will never be forgotten. You always were the one who motivated us all and made us laugh when we needed it. I admire you for stepping up and being the crew chief we all knew you could be. You were and forever will be a Marine and my brother. I will NEVER forget you. Take care Bear...cheers!!!"
David Barringer of Saucier, MS

"I remember being a teenager, and riding around in that black car he used to have. We used to think we were the coolest kids in town. Bear was always so full of adventure. It didnt surprise me when he went off and joined the Marines. I knew from the time we were kids that Bear was going to be a hero. I knew from early on that he wasnt going to follow along with what everyone else in town was doing, he was just always outside the box, even if it meant he had to stand alone. It didnt matter to him, he wasnt afraid to make tracks against the norm. My fondest memory of Bear, the one I think back on the most now was several years back, I had married a friend of his dads, and my husband and I had run into him at a bar. He was stopping in just to try and see friends of his. He had just returned from Iraq, and had lost one of his front teeth while he was there. He had a prostetic, but wasnt wearing that night. For the rest of the night anyone who came in had to hear the story of how I had just knocked his tooth out because id caught him cheating during a pool game. Bear wasnt much of a liar, but he could sure could tell a story. When bear left that night I had no way of knowing it was going to be the last time I ever saw him alive. I was pregnant at the time, and call it hormones, call it what you will, I felt the need to thank Bear for the sacrifices he had made to ensure that my unborn child would be able to enjoy the same freedoms that he and I had enjoyed growing up in small town america. I told him he was my hero, and Im glad I did. Although he and his family gave the ultimate sacrifice, I can never be thankful enough, for in their loss there is a greater gain, we are Americans, and we are free, and if it werent for men and women like Bear from all over the country, we couldnt live the lives we do. Thank you Bear and everyone else for making sure that my son could stay free"
M. Miley of Bogalusa, LA

"It's been a long time Bear, so many memories come flooding back to me. I miss you man, you were a great Marine and an even better man. Semper Fi."
John 'Wiggles' Wentworth of Long Beach, MS

Bear, it's been 6 years exactly since we met while i was at MCES Court House Bay and you were in AAV School Court House Bay, Camp LeJeune. Uncle rick told me that your dad Mr. Joey said you were up there. Glad i got to meet you man, and hell we even hung out a bunch when Tyler and me, and wormy were in Bogalusa. Good times man. Hate we grew up 15 miles apart and really didn't know each other. You were a heck of a guy and you and Andrea were destined for a spectacular life together! I don't know why the Lord does things the way he does sometimes, but i'm aware your brother is up there with you now too. Bless both your souls.I know yall are still huntin and fishin it up. I want you to know that the first week of August i had the flag down half mast for ya. And tough too, i had it down for my Pawpaw Charlie Hunt the other day. He too was a Marine and i know he's up there with you and all our Marine brothers. We will never forget you bear. Not a day goes by that i don't come home, walk past my American Flag out front and think of the Fallen Warriors, and espescially people like you Bear, and of course Paw-Paw Charlie. We have seen that life is short, and people still sweat the small stuff. I know however that you're in a better place. You've left a place in all our hearts, souls and lives that will never heal. I do know, that when my time comes, we will stand our posts at the gates of heaven in our blues and be at peace with our lives accomplishments! I can't wait to tell my first born of the Great David Bear Stewart that so selflessly stood not once, but twice to defend freedom against the faceless, cowardly terrorists in Iraq. I wish your family, Andrea, and the rest of your friends the best life ever and we keep you all in our hearts and prayers! We love you always brother, God Speed Bear,Trevor Hunt."
Trevor Hunt-USMC of Dandridge,Tn.

"Remembering Bear on his birthday. He was a beautiful soul. Proud and funny and lovable. I know he is missed dearly by his family and friends. God bless you Bear. Happy Birthday dear boy."
Daphne of Baton Rouge, LA

"July 10, 2008
To the family of Cpl. David S. Stewart:
David 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"I had the honor to serve with Cpl Stewart in Iraq. His sense of humor and amazing spirt will be truly missed. I will never forget that day. You are in my thoughts and prayers."
Gysgt Jack H Pierce Jr of Portsmouth, VA

"To Sandra, Joey, Andrea, Joanna and Jason

Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss of David 'Bear'.

The picture i have is of your 'Bear', i just do not know what to say. Thanks to Sgt R Crisp who identified David from my picture that i had of David, i now know and my heart is greatly saddened at his passing.

I have left a message in his guest book as i did not know until recently.

May God Bless you and your family and may God shine his light on David now and for eternity.

David, was pure gold, a kind heart and soul, a good listener, laughed whole heartly, spoke with the most gentile of southern accents but most of all someone who loved his family and couldn't wait to get back home to Louisiana to be with his family after being in Iraq on deployment for 6months.

He embodied all that you see in the USMC, a true gentleman, a guide, a man of wisdom and thought, a friend, a person you could depend on and trust and a person who did not judge or condemn.

He is and always will be my hero, he is my hero because he saved me and saved my kids.

Thank you David for all that you are and always will be, even though you are etched in our hearts for life.

Formerly of Rockhampton, Qld, Australia"
Yvonne Mitchell of Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

"You might not know me, but I knew bear when he worked with Trinity railroad. He worked with my mom, Becky Smith. The 1 thing I remember most is when he would come down the railroad tracks on the fork lift screaming, I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES WHEN ITS WRONG YOU SEXY THANG. I used to laugh until I cried. He was so funny. The 2nd is when I got my first computer. He begged me for days to play on it. I finally let him. When I did he found me outside and said he did something and didnt know what. It took me forever to fix my computer. I never let him touch my computer again. When I found out he passed away, I was in school. It took me a minute to realize it was him. When I did, I squalled. I miss him so much."
Eden Smith of Bogalusa, LA

"To David's parents and fiance

I found this on a website and i thought i would share it, it is beautiful. I do not believe your son is the person i met in Rockhampton, Qld, Australia in Sept 2003 but seeing his smile, we'll David would be a friend to anyone he met. My sincere apologies to you and your family for your loss. The Corporal Stewart I met came from Louisana as well and served in Iraq for 6 months (the same time as your son) and was full of energy and hopefully one day i can say thank you to that Corporal who was so generous and kind.
So for David, i give these words from another to me to a fallen hero.

I believe this poem is for all those who have all called up to serve their country, to protect the oppressed, to rid this world of terrorists who uses scripture for their evil and to free and protect one and all, from the grand land of the USA to a small country of NZ, we all support and remember your sacrifices for us all.

A Hero's Poem:
We didn't know you David S 'Bear' Stewart, but your photo tells us much.
We can tell you were a good boy
and becoming a great man.

We can see it in your eyes,
they reveal your soul and your goodness,
your determination, your maturity,
your seriousness tempered by wit and youth.

We didn't know you, but as a member
of the greatest military on the planet
you were surely an outstanding individual and extremely special.

Millions of oppressed Iraqis didn't know you, but every day and every night they thank their god that you and the United States Marines set foot on their soil.

We didn't know you, but we are deeply stirred by your maturity and your loyalty.
You stepped up and answered a call
of the highest obligation and duty.

Sacrificing everything.
Enduring unending discomfort and danger.
Away from your family and life.
Making world history.

While we sat and watched it all
from the comfort of our living room.

While most kids your age,
their whole lives ahead of them,
continued in the luxury of their youth,
unconcerned with the future and
oblivious to the dangers around the globe.

We didn't know you, but we are grateful for your life.
We are grateful to your family for raising you proper.
We are grateful for the path you decided to take.

We are saddened and angered by your death.
We don't understand why God would take you; we can tell you had so much more to give to this world.

Our only comfort is that we know you are in heaven now, and that your death was not in vain.

When the pain of sorrow is gone
and time continues to pass,
we will still remember you.
We will never forget your sacrifice
as we enjoy the freedoms you fought for
and watch as a newly-liberated people continue your fight for those same freedoms.

You didn't know us, David S "Bear" Stewart, but you gave your life for us and for your country and for that we will be eternally grateful.

You sacrificed it all when you
joined the Marines and went overseas.
Death did not make you a hero:
you already were one.

Thank you and God bless you and your family.
In humility and with everlasting gratitude and admiration,

From Yvonne"
Yvonne Mitchell of Auckland, New Zealand

"To Andrea and his parents Sandra and Joey,
I am so deeply sorry for your loss of someone so loved as your David was. David reminds me of a young man that i met who was a US Marine who came to Rockhampton, Qld, Australia in September 2003 to do military exercises with the Australian Military. On a Saturday at a Military Open Day, i met this young man who was so bright, so cherry and such a kind and gentle man with a heart of gold who had time for a mother with 3 young children. I wish there were more men out there like him. This Corporal Stewart from Louisana, let me take a picture of him on his armoured vehicle with my daughter Hayley and then told me he had just come from Iraq which he talked about, but what impressed me the most was his eagerness to go home to be with his family after being in Iraq for 6 months, he was so looking forward to it.
If this young man that i met is your David, he is a true HERO to everyone and is the one i met that Saturday, i am so deeply saddened by your loss even though i am so far away, it shatters me that this young man who was so special could be taken away from those he loved. I cannot imagine the emptiness it would be not to see his smile, hear his laugh, laugh at his jokes or hear about the life that he has seen. I thought to myself, what a proud parent i would be to have a son like him, for when my boys grow up to be fine upstanding men like Corporal Stewart.

So, here i pray that he is protecting us from the gates of Heaven and that his love shines through as he watching over you all.
I have this one picture of Corporal Stewart with my daughter and if he happens to be your angel, than let me know and i will send this precious picture to you, all the way from New Zealand. As like him who came home, so have i.

May god bless America and all that serve for her to protect one and all from all the evils out there so we can live a better life. His sacrifice will not go unnoticed, we will stand proud to say, he gave his life for the good of all, but will be sorely missed. Corporal Stewart left an impression in my life and heart for the rest of my life, he showed me that all men were not monsters and that there was good in the world, thank you for that and i will be eternally grateful to you.

My sincere wishes go out to you even though i am thousands of miles away, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Even though i am not American, we all share the same goals and love for those that protect us.


formerly of Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
Yvonne M of Auckland, New Zealand

"Stew baby Bear,,, Man, where do i start? Bear you and i were like bros.. I miss you so much buddy.Thanks for all the wonderful memories we shared not so long ago.I look forward to meeting up with you in heaven man,and runnin the rivers up there together.I miss ya bear .You are a true HERO.For Mrs.Sandra are JoAnna you can contact me at mbs.hunt@yahoo.com . Ilove you all."
Ben Hunt of covington la.

"hi im anthony mcdermott i am doing a project on him so i was wondering if u can tell me what he liked to do in his free time thank you and i salute any marine who has fallen live in heaven well soldier"
anthony mcdermott of dallas

"Oh Bear time keeps passing by and saying farewell isn't any easier. You were a good friend to me and we had some great time floating down the river, drinking beer, and swapping stories. Your memory, smile, laugh, wont fade. You went far away ready and proud to help liberate an opressed people. Your death will not be in vain. May heaven hold you close until we all meet again. To Bear's family I am sorry for the loss you've had to bare but proud of the fine Marine your son made."
Shannon Love of Pine,Louisiana/Washington Parish

"I'd like to meet David in Heaven someday. I Hope he is laughing upon us on these days of rememberance. Having a beer, pulling a prank. You are never forgotten by your family and family of Marines- you are their brother- So on this day of the Marine Corps 231st. Birthday I raise YOUR flask and toast for you, with you, in honor of you, Happy Birthday and a peaceful Veterns Day for all Marines who are and to come. I love and miss you Stew-my toothless wonder- God Bless you and thank you for the ultimate sacrafice. You died for so many and will never be forgotten as long as so many people may live. May we all find peace for those who knew him... for his smile,and that grin of his... is in the stars everynight. I LOVE YOU, and MISS YOU....Kim-November 10th, 2006"
Kim of Oceanside, Ca

"Stew was one of the finest individuals I have had the pleasure to be around. I wish I could have been around him longer. God bless Stew and his family."
Sgt. Ivey of Rainsville, Al

"I served with Stewart during his first tour in Iraq and was always comforted by his laughter. Thank you Stewart for your sacrifice. Once a Marine always a Marine and the after-life is no exception."
Sgt. Glenn Childress of richmond, va

"Bear" will always be remembered. To all who knew him and all who loved him. He was a great guy with the biggest heart. I wanted to say that I think of him and his family often. He is greatly missed and his service to our country is greatly respected."
Gail Hansen of Biloxi, MS

"Stew, we had more in common than just a name. We were brothers in combat and I'll never forget the great times we had in South America. I'll miss the good times and laughing. You're a great friend. You'll never be forgoten

Sgt. Nelson Stewart of Stafford

"Bear, I miss you everyday and as long as breath fills my lungs I'll make sure your remembered. I'll be on the Pearl this summer and I will remember all our beer drinking and fishing...R.I.P. buddy!
love you,"
Shannon Love of Pine, Louisiana

"To Cpl Stewart: I miss you brother, not one day has passed that you are not in my mind. I get choked up as I sit here and try to express into words the great times i was lucky enough to spend with you while you were here on earth. But the Lord had different plans for you. I look at some of the UNITAS photos of us on the Portland and you enjoyed life to the fullest. I am glad I got to meet your family, they are so proud of you. They did a wonderful job of raising such a fine young man. I await that day when we meet again and share a cold beer and tell stories of the good times we had. I love you Brother- SEMPER FIDELIS -"
Sgt. Robert Crisp of Orlando Fla rcrisp@kua.com

"I served with David in South America on Unitas, On the first tour to Iraq, and on his final tour. He was a good friend of mine and even visited my home on the Unitas tour when it stopped in Norfolk, VA. I will miss the laughter Bear brought to everyone around him. He called everyone close to him "Brother" and that is what his is to me. I love you brother, you are not forgotten.
4th Amphibious Assault Battalion Norfolk, VA"
Cpl J.A. Vance of Smithfield, VA

"No Greater Gift can be given than that a man Laying Down His Life for His Friend.I lost my uncle too, pray and keep God First.Some glad morning we'll meet at the CROSSROADS!!!!!!!"
terri mangrum of Bogalusa,La.washington/bogalusa city

"Thank you, BEAR. You are truely a hero. You and your work for our freedom will never be forgotten. My brother, Michael was a childhood friend of your's and he talks about you ever time the subject comes up. You are forever in our hearts and your family will forever be in our prayers."
C Little of Amite, Louisiana

"to the family of "bear"......i did not know your son but am deeply sadened by your lose....he seemed so brave and seemed to be a wonderful person.....may god be with you and ur family always....thanx bear.....we will meet one day and i wont forget to thank you..."
bridgette of angie,louisiana

"To everyone who has posted I thank you from the verry bottom of my heart. Your thoughts and prayers mean the world to me and truely work. David will never be forgoten but rather remembered forever in ways no one could ever imagine. He was a wonderful Marine, an incrediable and amazing son, brother, and fience'. I will love him forever!
Thank You"
Andrea Burkenstock (Cpl. Bear's Fience') of Lafayette, LA. USA

"May you live on in everyone's lives that you touched. Thank you for defending our country and making the things we have so special. My best friend is about to go over there and do our country proud."
Heath Mendenhall of Killeen TX, 76549

"I just recently learned about what happened to David. I didnt know him very well but my mother worked in the YWCA in Bogalusa until 2000 when we moved and i remember he would come in and play the piano after school. Bear was a sweetheart and I am so sorry for your loss. He gave his life so that we could have ours and that's something I don't know if I would have the courage to do. God Bless."
Carla Walker of Philadelphia, MS

"I am very sorry for the lose of your son. I served in the US Navy for ten years and enlisted in Bogalusa just after graduating in 1989. I am a month away from getting married to the greatest woman on earth, who lost her brother during the first couple of months in Iraq of 2003. I wish there was something I could say or do to help you with your lose. But please believe me your son is always going to be a hero to me an all those around you. To my brother from Bogalusa......Semper Fi, and may you have fair winds and following sea's!"
Chris Hornberger of Daphne, Al

"I, know how you feel...Words can't express the loneliness you have for David. I lost my brother Sp/4 Andrew Johnson in June of 1967 in Viet Nam, to this day I remember the times we shared as you will remember David. Now all we can do is to live to see them again.
Rev. John Wesley Johnson Sr. of Jonesboro, Georgia

"Stewart Family:
Know that Amber and I are truely proud of Bear and all he has accomplished in his life. We send our DEEPEST and MOST HEART-FELT sympathies to you at this time. Bear grew up to be a very strong MAN. He chose to serve when others would not and paid the price others couldn't. He is NOW and ALWAYS will be a TRUE AMERICAN HERO!!! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!! If nothing more, Bear has brought the community of Bogalusa and surrounding towns closer and more tolerant and respectfull of eachother. He will surely be welcomed home in Heaven with GOD's smile and praise of his service to his country and fellow man, all including GOD's children. The scriptures say, "No greater gift can be given than that of a MAN laying down his LIFE for his FRIEND." That is what Bear did!!! He has truely made his mark in this life, and we shall remember him 'til we meet him again in Heaven."
SSG Dustin L. Pounds of Ft Carson, CO / USA

"Bear was a very good of ours and I would like very body to know that he will be sadly missed by all. Stewart was a good guy and loved to babysit for all the kids that were in our unit here in Gulfport, MS, he would had even given up his shirt for anybody that was in need of one. His smile and good heart will be remembered all year round. I know my babies will miss him as well, because he made them laugh like crazy. God bless his family and his soon to be wife."
Crissy, Rico, Alex & Kyra Bengochea of Biloxi, MS

"Stewart we want to thank you for your service to this country. We would like to let your family know that they are not alone in their loss and we shall continue to pray for them for the Lord to give them strength to bear this loss. Our son was in the same AAV and he lost his life. We are proud of you young men who are fighting for the freedom of this country and the world at large. May the Lord grant healing to those of us who grief."
Rose & Patrick of Tampa

"To David's family and friends
My fiancee, Sgt. Bradley Bergeron, also gave his life for us in January. I truly understand your pain and emptiness. I'm not sure when it will go away, but I know that they had such an impact on our country and the iraqi people. Their whole country is being liberated because of what our men did. Although I keep that in mind, I still hurt. Please contact me if you need to talk to someone who understands. imthemary@hotmail.com
Love and Prayers"
Amber Stilley ~fiancee of Sgt.Bradley Bergeron KIA 1-6-05 of Baton Rouge,LA

"To the family and friends of Corporal David S. Stewart,

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

You are our American Hero. Your ultimate sacrifice will not ever be forgotten. Your memory will always be in our hearts and prayers. We will always love you forever. God Bless You.
Rest in peace.
Your Friends Always,"
Patty & Roy Wells of Bogalusa,La.

"The City of Bogalusa is deeply saddened by the death of Cpl. David Stephen "Bear" Stewart, United States Marine Corps, who died in the service of his country in Iraq. Your memory will ever live in the hearts, minds and prayers of the citizens of Bogalusa, Louisiana. USA"
Cpt. E. Gomez of Bogalusa, LA USA

"To Cpl.David Stewart Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. My brother is in David's batallion. To hear of this tragedy was heartbreaking to our family."
R. Aydell of French Settlement Louisiana

"David "Bear" Stewart; I will never forget the times we spent on the river, fishing, or at the houseboat:the way you cut up and make us laugh.Iwant to say thank you for those memories. To David's Fiance' and the family I'm sorry and words cannot explain how I feel. Thank You David Stewart."
Your Friend, Jason Hunt of Bogalusa, Louisiana

leonardwahl of VALLEY STREAM NY

"Cpl Stewart I didn't know at the time you were from my wife’s hometown. I even helped bring you home. My God be by your side. To the family I am deeply sadden by this and there are no words to describe how I feel for you all.
Swift winds and following seas Cpl Stewart
SSgt Steven E Scoopmire of Jacksonville, NC but, now in IRAQ!!!!

"Marine Cpl. David S. Stewart, "thank you" isn't enough for the ultimate sacrifice you gave to each of us. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family during this difficult time."
Jerry & Toni Longville of Akron, Ohio

"6 Aug 2005
Marine Cpl David S. Stewart - You are an American Hero whose ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten by a grateful nation. Rest in peace Marine. You will be remembered for always being faithful to God, Country, Family and the Corps.
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of David and may memories comfort you during this difficult time and for always."

"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

"Rest In Peace Tuefelhunden.
J and T USMC NC"

"To the family of Cpl. David Stewart know that God has taken another of our angels home. May God strengthen and keep you in your hour of need. Know that we feel your pain and are willing to listen and help when ever needed.

Thank you Cpl David Stewart for the sacrifice you made to ensure our freedom and the freedom of others.

Know that we are close at hand if you should need. We to have lost one of our own in Sept. 2004, Pfc. David P. Burridge.

Again anything we can do to help please let us know.

Semper Fi
Godmother to Pfc. David P Burridge
Michele Guidry of Lafayette, Louisiana

"To the Stewart Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Your David is truly an American Hero who will always be remembered and honored. May God Bless you all and God Bless David."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, David will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, David will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"To my AAV brothers,
May you Rest In Peace and thank you, you will never be forgotten."
Sgt. C olón of Northern Virginia

"Thank you David Stewart, 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. David Stewart:
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 David 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. David Stewart:
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 David, 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