Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine 1st Lt. Alexander E. Wetherbee

27, of Fairfax, Virginia.
Wetherbee died from injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on September 12, 2004.

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"Yat-Yas Sir. Still and always have you and your family in my prayers. Semper Fi, Marine."
Sean Killian of St Charles, MO

"I didn't know Alex, but this morning I woke up from a dream with a name stuck on my mind. The name was Alex Wetherbee. It was a happy / Alice in wonderland type dream and so I googled the name and found this page. I read all the stories and started to cry. I hope this is not inappropriate because I felt like I should write something here. I was not in the military and rarely think of losses so many people have had to endure and for that I am sorry. Thank you for all that you have done."
Jason of Brooklyn, NY

"I was on top of of Calf Mountain, Va today, 7/30/14. At the summit was a tribute flag in memory of 1st Lt Alexander Weatherbee. My wife and I found another stone and placed it atop the cairn. I came to attention and saluted. I cried. Rest in Peace Marine. I was onboard USS Austin in 1983 when we lost the BLT that November. Ken Rohlfing LCDR, USN ret USNA '81"
Ken Rohlfing of Lunenburg, Va, USA

"To my son's LT....just before you deployed my wife and I had the honor of meeting you at Pendleton. you pulled my wife aside and said "thank you for sending me your son". You never knew, but you sent him home to us save and sound. He was with you that night on the boulevard in Fallajah. He has never spoken about it. To all who read this,
Lt Wetherbee is and always will be my hero. Thank you Sir."
Paul Philpott of Boston

"Alex,

It was around this time of year in May of 2001 you and I sat around the camp fire during Mini Bulldog. Its one of the many memorable moments I had with you. You taught me everything you knew about a 5 paragraph order over a beer in what was an awesome Idaho night. You were such a good friend, it was an honor to have worn the uniform together. You are missed my friend!"
Capt Hutchins of Atsugi, Japan

"The Marine stood and faced God, which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining, just as brightly as his brass. "Step forward now, you Marine, how shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? to my church have you been true?" The Marine squared his shoulders and said, "No Lord, I guess I aint, because those of us who carry guns can't always be a saint. I've had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was tough, and sometimes i've been violent, because the world is awfully rough. But, I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep... though I worked alot of overtime, when the bills got just too steep. And I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears. I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around, except to calm their fears. If you've a place for me here Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, but if you don't, I'll understand." There was a silence all around the throne, where the saints had often trod, as the Marine waited quietly for the judgement of his God. "Step forward now, you Marine, you've borne your burdens well. Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, you've done your time in hell." Until we meet again Sir, Semper Fi."
Sgt. Frank T. Slazyk of Buffalo, NY

"Lt. Wetherbee was a great leader and an awesome Marine. I was honored to serve with him and blessed to have a leader of his caliber training and leading me as a young Marine with no combat experience.
We will never forget you! Thank you Sir and Semper Fi!!"
Derrick Fuhrmann of Phoenix, AZ

"I met recruit Wetherbee in June of 1999 at MCRD San Diego. We racked next to each other for nearly the duration of boot camp. We suffered together on the quarterdeck, he as the Plt Guide, and I as a squad leader. The first time I ever touched the ocean was on a pt run and I remember Alex laughing with reverence when I told this was my first time in the ocean. He said, "Well, you won't soon forget this will you?"
I never have forgotten that run, nor have I forgotten Alex Wetherbee. He was head and shoulders above everyone at bootcamp, physically, emotionally, and mentally. He exuded the qualities of a Marine Officer. Lt Wetherbee remains the best Marine I have met during my service in the Marine Corps."
CWO Kyle Wohlwend of MCAS Beaufort, SC

"Have not and will not forget."
-Rosen

"Rest easy Captain America, I will never forget you sir."
Sgt Rousseve of CA

"Thank you for your service Sir. I never knew you, but several of my leaders have, such as Captain Mike Rosen. I am now a senior at the UI/WSU NROTC program as a Staff Sergeant. I was wounded in Ramadi and sent home one month before you fell. I just received a scholarship in your name, and it means more than any other scholarship I have ever been awarded. Semper Fi to you and your family Sir, and thank you to all who created the scholarship."
SSgt. Brett Warming of Moscow, ID

"To my HERO,
You will be missed but not forgotten. You are the real American Hero. I cry everytime I look at my flag which you wrote " in memory of those who pay the ultimate sacrafice" on it. I can't ask for a better leader than you. You are the greatest. God bless and Semper Fedelis."
Magilmai, Thomas of Irving Texas/ USA

"I still laugh and smile when I think about some of the antics that took place in 5th Company at the Naval Academy. Alex's best move was when he climbed up in the ceiling during Army week and drizzled a smelly concoction onto the ceiling tiles in the upper-class P-Way. He introduced chemical warfare to Army week and the hall was evacuated. Alex was always in the front and always giving his all. No matter how things were going, he always seemed to smile - he loved what he did. His parents and his brother showed me much kindness when I was at the academy and I thank them for that. You raised one great man. I will always look up to him and miss him. If there is ever anything I can do for you, please let me know. Semper Fi."
Pickett of Denver

"As memorial weekend approaches I wanted to leave a note, and remind you that youíre still not forgotten. Semper Fi"
Old Man of Portand, Oregon

"Deeply Saddened!! I was LT Wetherbee's instructor when he came through AAS BN. He had all the markings of a great leader and outstanding Marine. I am sure he made an impact on all that he served with and those who served under him. Semper Fi, Sir. Yat-Yas."
Sean Killian of St Charles, Mo.

"I really miss you sir. You were agreat leader and i was privledged to have served with you god bless the wetherbees and all the other family of friends i lost!! freedom isnt free lots of heroes have paid the ultimate price for the luxuries we take for granted... like freedom."
Lcpl Steven K. Johnson of 3rd aav battalion A Co.

"I remember when Alex was five years old and climbing trees in the early eighties. As hard it was for his father Harry, he would let Alex reach the top of the tree,
no matter how high. Then Alex would come down with a big smile, without fear and having learned to rely on himself. I will never forget his vigor and determination
to reach his goal.
Harry and Dorris, you brought up a real American hero.
"That what we do for ourselves dies,
That what we do for other, lives forever"."
O. Sheymov of Fairfax, Virginia

"Lt Weatherbee was my platoon commander during OIF 1. I didn't get the pleasure of serving with him as long as I would have liked to as he was a great leader, one of the best I have ever served under, and he is one of the reasons I am where I am today. He will be missed dearly and I pray for his family daily. Till we meet again Brother."
Sgt James Wiggins of 29 Palms, CA

""What are you snooping and pooping or talking politics" - A Wetherbee. LT. kicked * and took names, a true combat leader who led from the front. I will never forget those 48 hours in AO California that changed my life forever Alpha Company 2nd Platoon till the casket drop- Juan "Ramrod" Ramirez"
Juan Ramirez of Edwardsville Illinois

"Alex was always a gentleman and I say that in its truest meaning, he was a gentle man. Alex and I played lacrosse together at McLean High School. He always demonstrated genuinely caring characteristics. I wasn't sure how I was going to react when the inevitable news of one of my friends/ old classmates was killed in the war. My reaction was one of concern for his family and in particular Donald, as I remember them always being close. I wish he were around today to do a little throw and catch with the lax stick. My sincerest condolences."
Todd of Florida

"miss you everyday LT. Alpha 2nd 4-life"

"Hey LT still think about you everyday Semper FI"

"August 22, 2008
To the family of 1st Lt. Alexander E. Wetherbee:
Alexander 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

"We have many fond memories of Alex when we were all in school together at AES New Delhi. We especially remember the two boys coming to Delhi for the swimming convention and staying with us at 2/19 Shanti Niketan. It was a good time.
We are very sad to learn of his passing and will remember with fondness the short time we spent with him. Our prayers are with the family members.
The Sachar's, Doc, Betty, Lisa, Paula, Simon & Mikk (paulasachar@phiri.net)"
Paula & Betty Sachar of Lusaka, Zambia

"Alex, today I commissioned my first Marine Option midshipmen. As I listened to our "guest speaker", a P-3 pilot that had never been in harms way, I thought of you. I remembered you, and your fellow midshipmen like Thorliefson, Cozad, Clark, and a host of other kids, as I looked at the young 2nd Lt in front of me.

I remember how you had gone to boot camp and graduated Honor Man (like Thor).

I remember being in Hatter Creek with you, Thor, Clark, and Cozad as I taught Call For Fire, in an effort to impart what little knowledge I had gained up to that point in my career.

I remember when you and Eixenberger checked into TBS as I was wrapping up my time there. It was the last time I ever saw you.

It is these memories that solidify my purpose as I carry out my present job, for the next three years. You will always be in my thoughts, and the sacrifices you and your family have made will never be lost on me. As a man with few equals, you will be remembered as such. Semper Fidelis."
Captain Charles Parker, MOI, University of New Mexico

"To all those who have taken the time to leave messages about our son Alex: we are profoundly touched by your kind words. Alex was, indeed, a wonderful son and a good Marine - of which he was most proud. I am particularly touched by the comments of those who served with Alex about his leadership; if for nothing else, he would be proud to be remembered fondly by his Marines for tending to their needs. After his death, his wife found the following quote in his fiend notebook, which I believe embodies the way Alex tried to live his life:
I hope that my achievements in life shall be these - that I will have fought for what was right and fair, that I will have risked for that which mattered, and that I will have given help to those who were in need, that I will have left the earth a better place for what I've done and who I've been.
Thank you all again and God bless you."
Harry Wetherbee of McLean, Virginia

"To Alex's Family,

Alex and I grew up together. He and I went to elementary and high school together. He always had the most beautiful smile that could light up any room. My brother, Matt, graduated high school with Alex. Not a day goes by when I don't think about Alex and how lucky I was to have just been graced by his presence. I'm not sure if Alex was a country music fan but there's a line in a song by Kenny Chesney that goes, "The only thing that gives me hope is I know I'll see you again some day." I can't wait to see you again Alex.Thanks for always making the world smile Alex. Semper Fi HOORAH!"
Alex Kennedy of Fairfax, VA

"Ltn. Wetherbee,
You will never be forgotten by me and my family. It was an honor to meet you when you came to visit after we lost our son Andy, how could've we imagine that you would be gone a year later? I want to thank you again for taking care of our son during that brief time you were his commander before he left us April 7, 2003. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Sincerely,"
N. Aviles of Tampa, Fl

"Alex,

Still see your smiling face.

Rest in peace.

Semper Fi

Mike Bilello"
Mike Bilello of Tampa, FL

"Dear Family

I am sorry to hear of the death of your love one. I am a military menber of the USAF. I am deaply sadden to here of his death. My Name is Paul Wetherbee LT Clo USAF. I am sure somwhere in the Wethrbee family we are realated. May god be with you."
wetherbee of Veazie Maine

"We met Alex's aunt who was with Alex's grandmother while we were at Arlington National Cemetery yesterday. Our son, Nicholas Kirven, was killed in action on May 8, 2005, Mother's Day, in Afghanistan. He was a proud Marine and an amazing son and brother.
We go to ANC every weekend, usually on Sunday mornings. We will now visit Alex's grave each time. They are all heros.
bethbelle@aol.com"
Beth Belle of Fairfax, VA

"On March 31, 2006 a friend of Alex's will be getting married. This man, Joseph R. Mack, who served with Alex in Iraq, will become my son-in-law. He speaks fondly of Alex and we wanted to let you know that we will be displaying a memorial table at the wedding, with the pictures and names of five of Joseph's fallen comrades, and Alex will be among them. Thank you Alex for serving and dying for our country. You are truly blessed for your sacrifice and it is deeply appreciated. If someone could post a picture of Alex, we would appreciate it as we are missing his picture."
Patricia L. Bay of Redding, CA

": To the family of:Alexander E Wetherbee 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 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"

"I served in Lt. Wetherbee's AAV during OIF 1. His vehicle became the KILO FST and CO's ride during the war. I was a member of 3/4 and was attached to the CO during operations. I knew that a Wetherbee had become KIA along time ago, but only recently did I find out the real identity. It pains me to know that we were so close to losing our lives the first time after that arty round struck our vehicle and then to find out your luck was not so fortunate again. I think about those two days at the Diyala Bridge everyday and I recall how you were the voice of reason on our vehicle--loaded so heavily with officers and unlucky enlisted men. You consantly intervened on our behalf and I never really got the opportunity to thank you...You always looked after us well and you will never be forgotten by me or the others. I have your name and photo next to Medellin and Aviles. Rest in Peace, finally."
Josh Martin (LCPL Kilo 3/4) of Toledo, Ohio

"We think of you and your family especially at Christmastime. We still remember your climbing the tree in your backyard even in the cold and ice. You seemed more at home outdoors than in and wish you well on the greatest exploration of them all."
Diane Killip of Wirtz Va

"I attended The Basic School with Lt Wetherbee and served in Iraq the same time that he was there. Although, I did not get the opportunity to get to know him very well, it is always very hard to hear that someone that you knew and shared the same hardships with has passed. May God Bless You, Alex, and your family."
Lt Espinet, USMC

"I had the great honor of serving and knowing Alex. He was a real down to earth individual. He was my platoon commander during Operation Iraqi Freedom 1 from January to July 2003. During that deployment I learned a lot about him and myself. When ever we had a spare couple of minutes in the morning, he would always come over to my AAV and we would have some coffee and talk about everything from childhood to married life, partying in college, to settleing down. He was a man's man. He had no time, reason, or desire for a lot of political stuff that comes up in the military. We had a mission, we'd accomplish it. End of story. I remember seeing him the day before they left the wire on his last mission. He was talking about how he was excited about there only being a couple of weeks until he got to go home. I tried to track him down before they left to give him this message: "Alex, weve know each other for a couple of years now, and I consider you the most 'real' person ive ever met. You are more worried about your marines and them being taken care of than anybody I've ever seen. You are the true definition of 'lead from the front.' NEVER would you ever ask a marine to do something that you wouldn't do, and today that speaks volumes. I love you like a brother man and its real tough to see you go. We'll all meet up toghether again one day and have a heck of a time. Until then, "STAND TALL MARINE". Also know that all of us boys from ALPHA 2ND will ride again!"
One of my very first encounters with Alex was when we were getting our TAP gear issued. They were giving out our desert cammies and boots and they ran out of my size right when I walked through the line. Alex turned around and said "here devil, take this one" and I tried not to but he insisted and said "your a private, I'm a lt, if I need to I will buy my own, but I cant let you do that." I thought right then and there that that was one heck of a guy to litteraly give me the shirt off his back. He lived every day like that.
To Heather: I'm terribly sorry about Alex's passing, but I'm eternally grateful to have stood side by side with a man of that caliber. I have two children of my own and I tell them almost everyday about how great Alex was. You and your family will forever be in my heart and will never be forgotten. If you ever need anything at all, never hesitate to contact me or my wife.
REST IN PEACE
1st LT ALEX WETHERBEE
aka CLIFFHANGER
I love and miss you brother

hillbilly2141tn@yahoo.com"
CPL James Thompson (aka Hillbilly) of 3rd traks alpha company CAMP PENDLETON CALIFORNIA

"I had the pleasure of knowing Alex since the summer of 2000. He and I were in the same platoon together at officer candidate's school (OCS) that summer. Coincidentally, we were reunited for our follow-on assignment at The Basic School (TBS) in 2002. Again, I found myself in the same platoon with this fine officer. It was here that I was able to interact with, share experiences, and learn from this Marine. I remember when my pack didn't feel right following a eight mile march, I went to Alex to solve my problem. I knew he had a background in backpacking. Small dillema, but he saved my aching back. It's such a fond memory now. Coincidentally again, he and I were selected for the same military occupational specialty (MOS) and attended the Assault Amphibian Vehicle Officer (AAV) course together at Camp Pendleton in the winter of 2002. Their were 12 students in the class and each were paired on six AAVs with one instructor. Alex and I paired together and I was certain we would have a good time and work efficiently. I cherish the time that I was able to work so closely with him. I remember the day that I met you Heather. It was the evening of the Birthday Ball and it seemed belated to be finally meeting you, but late is always better than never. We each graduated and quickly deployed to Kuwait from each coast, Alex from CA and I from NC. The subsequent time that I saw Alex and the other Lts from school was in early May of 2003. Following the Iraq invasion there was a large retrograde to an abandoned Iraqi base in Ad Diwaniyah. We shared stories and experiences and I was glad to see him. Another Lt told me about how Alex narrowly escaped injury the day he lost some of his crewmen in a mortar/artillery attack. He was working hard like the rest of the Lts to sumbit awards, to recognize the hard work and dedication of his Marines & Sailor. Retrograding farther to Camp Mitalda, Kuwait was the next and final time I spoke to Alex. We shared a meal in the chow hall and he told me of the prospects of re-deploying soon aboard ship and how long it would be before he may get back home. I just remember thinking about you Heather, and the family.
I am honored to have known this son and husband and I am thankful for the seeming gravitation that existed between he and I. I am grateful to have found this website for its cathartic value and hope these words reach you and the family. I think about Alex each day, not a single day passes without a thought of him or his family and the thought of what is occuring now. I often find myself typing his name in Yahoo or Google and seeing what more I can learn from this warrior.
Semper Fidelis,
1stLt Darrel F. Commander
Camp Lejeune, NC
darrel-usmc@lycos.com"
1stLt Darrel F. Commander of Camp Lejeune, NC

"Today May 28th, 2005 is the first time that we found out about Lt. Weatherbee passing. We send our deepest condolence to his wife and family.
He was a good man. We met him when he came to visit us here in Tampa to give us his condolence and support after our son Andy was killed in Iraq. In the few letters that our son wrote to us from Kwait, he talked about Lt. Wetherbee, and how fotunate he was to be under his command. Our son Andy and Marty Medellin were the crew members in his vehicle during the first stages of the war, they both got killed 4-7-2003.
Lt. Wetherbee, We are very sad that you are gone, it is as one part of our son's memory left with you. The last time I wrote to you in Iraq, you answered back that you and your wife would come to visit us again that fall after you came back from Iraq. We did't hear from you again, but We were hoping you would keep your promise. We still would like to meet your wife and your parents if they don't mind.
Rest in peace Lt. Wetherbee and continue taking care of our Andy and Marty, as you did before.
God bless you,"
Norma Aviles of Tampa, Florida

"I met Alex in the summer of 1995 in Cle Elum, Wa where we both worked as volunteers for the US Forest Service Cle Elum Ranger District. You really get to know a fellow after spending a whole busy summer together, working on trails and doing stuff for fun. Alex was an easy to be around of kind of guy, open and friendly, really loved the outdoors. I never remember him lagging behind the pack - always in the front! I also remember the little friendly competitions we held on trails on getting to wherever we were going first, sometimes him winning, sometimes me. I'm very pleased that I had this chance to get to know Alex.
My condolences to his wife and family. Alex, you will not be forgotten!
tonu.lukk@mail.ee"
Tonu Lukk of Estonia

"I attended college with Alex and was in the NROTC with him. Our paths crossed again at Camp Pendleton and then again in Iraq. I saw him on September 11th at Camp Fallujah and was able to talk about how good we had it in college. He was a great guy, our last conversation he talked about how much he missed his wife and was looking forward to going home and spending quality time with Heather. He will not be forgotten. A Memorial Scolarship has been established in his name at the University of Idaho. If anyone would like to donate, here is the information:
The University of Idaho Foundation, Inc.
C/O 1stLt Alex Wetherbee Memorial Scholarship
PO BOX 443147
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3147
Semper Fi Marine!"
1stLt Mike Rosen of Idaho

"I knew Alex for a short time when he was going through TBS in Quantico. My boyfriend at the time was his roomate. I would see him when I came to visit. Alex was pretty quiet but was always such a nice guy. To his wife Heather and his family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences. God Bless"
Tracy of San Diego

"My most heartfelt and sincere condolences to Heather and Alexes Family. I had the honor of working with him in NROTC and was Commissioned with him. I remember his dedication and his love for the Marine Corp the most. We all mourn the loss of a Gifted Officer, a Great Friend and a Good Man."
Amanda Currin of Virginia Beach, Va

"I had the pleasure of attending Recruit Training back in 1999 with then LCPL Wetherbee, he is the entire reason that I made it through boot camp, I was blessed by his leadership and his ability to get us through every hard moment we ever faced. He is and will always be a Hero in my mind, thank you Alex for getting me where I am today, I owe you my life."
Sgt. Ian McConnell 3rd Bn 8th Marines of Camp Lejeune N.C

"Alex, I took for granted the time we were in N/MCROTC together. I guess I just figured that the Corps is so small, we'd cross paths again. I remember thinking during your commissioning ceremony, what a mature and professional Marine you'd be. I wish we'd had more words before you had to go. As I sit here in Okinawa with Angela and our six children, I thank you for your sacrifice, and hope that all is well for Heather and your families. One old war dog to another, Semper Fi Marine."
1stLt Nate Emery of Moscow, Idaho

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

"I served under Lt. Wetherbee during the first stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was one of the best platoon commanders that I have ever known and worked with and I am honored to have been under his command. I was saddened, as was all of the Marines, to have gotten the word of his passing. He was a great leader and an even better friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Till we meet again brother."
Cpl. Casey Clements of Temecula, Ca

"For Heather and the family of Alex Wetherbee:
I can remember the day I met you Heather, checking you into a residence hall at UI. I had known Alex the year before and was very fond of him. He was the most mature and outdoor savvy of all of my residents. Iíve always wanted to pursue rock and ice climbing since the day I met Alex so I could meet more people of his caliber. You and Alex seemed to make a great pair and I was ecstatic when I found out you two were getting married. I will always admire the two of you as a couple and your characters. I will carry on what Alex has left with me in my outdoor pursuits; enthusiasm, professionalism and friendship. Please accept my condolences for the loss of a truly honorable marine.
ezuber@hotmail.com"
Eric Zuber of Boise, Idaho

"Establishment of Scholarship in Memory of Alexander Wetherbee

One of the distinguishing characteristics of Alexís young life was his love of the outdoors and his passion for sharing that love with others, particularly young people. He understood that the outdoors helps develop self-reliance, determination, discipline, selflessness and confidence. His own experiences in the outdoors contributed greatly to his becoming the outstanding young man he was.
After his service in the Marine Corps, Alex had planned to continue his work with youth programs in Outward Bound. In his memory, and to pick up the mantel of his devotion to youth development and service to others, his family is establishing a scholarship program with Outward Bound. Eligible for this scholarship will be children of those who gave their lives in the service of their country in the military. Alexís wife Heather will work with Outward Bound in the selection process. Donations, marked for the Alex Wetherbee Scholarship Fund, can be sent to:

Outward Bound West, Attn: Nigel Gregory,
910 Jackson St.
Golden, CO, 80401"

"To Alexander's Family:
There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"To the Wetherbee family: Please accept my condolences. I heard about your loss from the Eastabrooks. I used to work with Mr. E. and am now a colleague of Mrs. E. I too am a member of Marine Comfort Quilts and would be honored to make a special square or two for your family's quilt, if possible. Your friends and co-workers from Northern Virginia can sign the square(s). God bless your family."
Annabelle Hammer of Sterling, Virginia

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten."
a grateful family in Phoenix, AZ

"To the family and friends of 1st Lt. Alexander E. Wetherbee,

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

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

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

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

"Our thoughts and prays are with You.
I am proud about You because You are a friend of my son who was with you in the last moment. He told me with great respect about You and You are always alive in our hearts.
God Bless You"
Andrey Shostak of Lincolnwood, IL

"To Alexander's Family and Friends:

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

Sincerely,

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

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Alexander, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

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

"Thank you Alexander Wetherbee, 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 1st Lt. Alexander Wetherbee:
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 Alexander 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 1st Lt. Alexander Wetherbee:
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 Alexander, 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