Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. William W. White


24, of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Killed in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Died on March 29, 2003.

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"To my main man Will. Not a day goes by I don't think about you my dude. You a angel up there stepping with God, looking down on us. Were from the same hood in BK and joined the Marine Corps the same time instant friendship like brothers even serving in the same unit 3rd Traxx. I really miss you my dude, I will forever wear your hero Bracelet in your honor.
M.s.blair077@gmail.com"
Dr. Michael S. Blair Retired USMC Veteran of Brooklyn, NY Native/Jacksonville, NC

"Will and I served together in 3rd tracks, and also in OIF in 03, just going through some old things of mine and ran across a picture of me,him and our crew when we went to Okinawa with Alpha company in 02 at jungle warfare center. I remember when will had the option to get out of the marine corps at the end of 02, but I remember him telling me that he wants to fight along side his brothers. He is a great guy and a great friend. I think about him everyday
I was there when the tragic accident occurred, I couldn't believe what had happened. Will I miss you buddy, I know you are keeping a watch over us. I'm still in the marine corps and stationed at Quantico. Love ya man. If any of wills family reads this, contact me at tedd.wilkerson@gmail.com and I'll send you the picture of us. Thanks"
Ssgt wilkerson of Quantico

"Was outside just now when Taps was playing, thought of you. Rest well brother"
Habermaas of Ft. Leonard Wood

"Hey White, you are not forgotten brother, rest well."
Habermaas of Missouri

"As i get older it gets harder to vision this tragic event. it gets hard to understand why and harder to think about this. It happened when I was so young. Growing up i feel more apart of this I feel it more inside me. Just wanted you to know I am all grown up and finishing college and is an administrative assistant. R.I.P to you and i am honored to have the same name as you. You are a hero"
William White of Brooklyn/Coney Island, New York

"Hey William, I have not forgotten about you and I never will. Rest easy Marine. YAT YAS"
Habermaas of STL

"Just checking in with you Will you made it out the hood your life will never be in vain.R.I.P."
ed patterson of Brooklyn ny USA

"Will its been along time.we both came along way from Chauncey street. Til this day I can't believe you are gone.I hope you are in a safe place."
ed patterson of brooklyn ny usa

"I just came across this by accident and as I read the whole page, it reminded me of the things that were said about by my Soldier Stepson, Douglas D. Grandy, rip 1999~~ Semper Fi"
Kevin Gire of Cols, Oh

"Hey White, on this memorial day I wanted to remind you and others that you will not be forgotten. Semper Fidelis Marine."
Eric H. of Missouri

"I love You because SM loved YOU....you will be missed....but never ever forgotten"
Destiny...SM of Chicago

"I'm back again just letting u know cuz that I will never forget u your always in my heart I know i gotta guardian angel and that's you we missing u down here just to let u know I'm having a babygirl Khloe Maliah White don't worry gonna let her know how much u meant to me till I see u in heaven love u"
Kenneth White Aka KennyBoo of Coney Island Brooklyn

"I was blessed with spending a period of time with lcpl white when I first hit the fleet as a PFC. Will and I hit it off when I got to 3rd AABN. A Marine fresh out of boot camp will put me under his wing and taught me evrything there was to know about my job and being a squared away Marine. He was more of a mentor to myself than any of my NCO's at the time. Will looked out for me and showed me the ropes just in time for us to deploy to OIF. Will was a man with a great heart I always think of him and when I think about what a Marine is suspose to be like he is one of the only that comes to mind love you brother see you when I get there"
Sgt Rivera,Orlando 3rd LAR BN of Bronx,New York

"Brother, not a day goes by that I do not think about you. We spent two years together on the same track, before the war. I wish you would have stayed with me brother, I remember you telling me you wanted to stay on my vehicle. I miss you bro, you will always be in my thoughts. A co 1st plt remembers you, we all send our love. I'll see you at the gates we you check us in brother."
SSgt Richard Scoggins USMC of Temecula, Ca.

"I miss you so much you always cross my mind I remember telling you before you left that I did not want you to go I miss your beautiful smile you remain in my heart always love your cuzn tanisha"
tanisha white of bklyn,ny,us

"To my man, Will

It's been years since I spoke to you. I just moved to Florida with my wife when I learned that you had been killed out there. When I had seen it was you, I fell to my knees in disbelief. I was with you in MCT and in 29 palms, it was you, Roldan (Black) Gonzalez, Vitale, and Guerra...the whole crew from Brooklyn...serving in the Marine Corps...we called you Billy Blanco...cuz you're name is William White...lol...and you were the the most silent but real dude I've ever met in my life. You left a real impression on me because of how mature you were and always motivated us with anything. I remember you were leaving to Okinawa and I stayed behind waiting for my orders for Cherry Point...you told me "I'll see you in Bushwick, we need to chill."...My man, until we meet again, you will always be in my prayers and thoughts..and most of all, thank you for being my friend....Love you my dude...SEMPER FI!!!"
Freddy Munar (tkstarr44@gmail.com) of Deland, Florida

"Hey White, I just wanted you to know that I have never forgotten about you and I never will. I hope that I am living a life you would be proud of and when people thank me for my service I remind them its more important to thank the memory of the real heroes like you. God bless you and your family. Semper Fidelis"
Eric Habermaas of Wisconsin

"I didnt know Lcpl White but the door to his comm shop was directly across from the door to my armory. We would both be exiting our work areas at the same time constantly. Each time he never failed to give a hello and a smile. Rest in peace Devil Dog"
Then Cpl Salazar of La Puente, CA

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Sincerely and Respectfully,
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Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"to my best friend will,

I met will when i was sent to 29 palms california for field radio operator training in 1999. We hit it off instantly, especially since we realized we were basically from the same neighborhood. we had alot of good times out in california and i was even the one who helped him build up the courage to speak to the wonderful girl he eventually married. wills death came as a shock to me becuase it was so unexpected. i didnt even know he was deployed. eveytime will came home for leave i was one of the first ones he would look for, but the funny part was, that he would never say good bye to me before he would go back. he would just say ill talk to you later before i leave and he would never call. he would call me a week or two later once he got back to base. he was the first friend i had ever lost, and what hurt more was the way i found out. my brother called me and told me to come home that it was imporant, and sounded worried. i didnt know what to expect. i got home and saw his photo on the front page of the new york post. the caption read. "1st casualty is son of brooklyn. My heart dropped. i couldnt believe my boy was gone and i never got to say goodbye. it hurt me even deeper since i had lost my other best friend, my grandmother a month earlier. if i could speak to will now i would just tell him thank you for always being real with me, and thank you for always being a great friend. i love you and i miss you bro. most importanly, thank you for being my brother in arms and thank you for serving our country.god bless you chill will, and i see you when i get there. My condolences to his family and god bless you all. thank you for bringing such a genuine guy into this world. God Bless. Droldantwin@yahoo.com"
Lcpl Davis Roldan of Queens New York

"What's up cousin the whole family is missing you especially my brother your father mark its been a little while since you been gone still remember all the fun times we had at coney island just writing to let you know that I will never forget you u will forever be in mines and the rest of the families hearts Love your favorite cousin KennyBoo"
kenneth white of coney island brooklyn new york

"I remember the day I heard about your death, in hte Orange County Register they had dedicated an entire section of the paper to fallen Marines. On the front of the section was a full color set of pictures that looked like something out of a yearbook. I was already out the corps at the time and contemplating going back in, but I hadn't brought myself to do it; then I saw White's picture.... I was there with my wife and mother in law, so
I told them that I had to get something out of my truck. I sat in my truck and cried like a baby for a good twenty minutes. The thought that this paper looked like a yearbook quickly left me, because a yearbook is full happy memories, but then I started to think about white's life rather than his death. I remember white being so carefree, quiet, never letting anything get under his skin. He was one of those people that you didn't want to be around when you were mad, because he never was. White would come on my track to look at a radio and then we would just talk. He had an infectious personality that made you think things can't be that bad, look at this guy, he's so unaffected by the stupid stuff. I still have that paper, and everytime when I get this feeling that it's hard for me to show emotion, I read the article about him and look at his picture, all of the sudden I'm human again because I cry, but not because he is dead, but because such an unfortunate thing had to happen to such a fortunately gifted person. I cry because I think of the effct he could have had on so many other people. You will be missed, but know this: Even in death, you you still make me realize that things can always be worth, and that I should shrugg off the little crap and smile. Thank you."
CPL. Fuller, Lance of Southern California

"Lance Corporal White, I heard about the tragedy when it happend. I was a 2844 (radio tech) like you, I was with 3rd AABN C Company, but I was attached to 1st Tanks Command Section for the invasion of iraq. I remember seeing you at the ramp....i think you were with Alpha Company at the time, you always had an outstanding attitude, you were always looking sharp, and you were a 2844, we couldn't ask for a better Marine. I just want you to know that not only are you a fellow Marine and brother at arms, but even closer, you are my fellow comm tech. Whenever I turn on my TV or hear about my fallen brothers, you are the first person that comes to my mind, my thoughts, and my prayers. You are never gone, your legacy will continue, and you live forever. God Bless you and your family and thank you for serving us all in the most honorable, courageous, and committed way....."The key to success on the battlefield is effective communications." -MCCES

~Semper Fi"
Corporal Zamorano, Anthony L. of Tucson, AZ USA

"Thank you for serving our country. You made a lot of people on Pilling St proud of you and what you have done. You may be gone but you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!
One love,
Kareem and family.
reemoif@yahoo.com"
Kareem of Brooklyn, NY

"I remember getting picked up early in the morning by my recruiter I believe it was the 17th of February but not 100%, anyway we had to go pick up another soon to be recruit but he wasn’t home and we couldn’t locate him (I started to think that he knew something I didn’t but I felt it was to late for me) so he just took me to fort Hamilton. I was in an office with a few other recruits getting our traveling papers when they brought the missing recruit in, it was white. So then we were off. To what nobody realized until we stepped off that plane where two drill instructors were waiting for us. Then it hit us what the !#$% did we get our self’s into. So a few weeks later when we were in our set platoons learning what it is to be a marine and like Aguirre said there were a few of us that stuck together. We were really tight Smith, White, Grassia, King from Alabama, White from jersey and Aguirre. Smith was my right hand, he was a stand up guy, if one of his friends had to go on the quarter deck he would volunteer to go up there with them, that’s a lot in boot camp. During boot camp you’re tested on many different levels one of the first big test was swim qualification and not just ordinary swimming but military stuff. So for anyone that was not accustom to the water they would have difficulties. I loved the water but white was having trouble we all tried to help, I told him he just has to relax that being nervous was the only thing holding him back. So all the swimming qualifiers were in the squad bay on line taking orders when the door swung open all I remember was his smiling face walking trough the door. He almost couldn’t keep his composure he was so happy that he did it. We were all so happy we didn’t want to lose our recon brother. That’s what we used to call our little group (recon). The white I got to know was a pure hearted great spirited good person. We used to practice drilling on our free time and he was so smooth with his, just sharp. He took pride in marching and the way his uniform looked. One of my best memories of him was one day we were running in formation (pretty much everyday). I think it was a 3 mile run. To say the least I hated running it was so hard for me until that day when white was 3rd rank next to me. He must of saw me or heard me gasping for air because he told me I was breathing to much, in between steps during steps I was just a mess, he was like breath in and hold it for a few steps then let it out slowly and repeat to better control my breathing. He probably has no idea how much he really helped me in boot camp and out cause whenever I get my * out to run I still think about what he taught me and it gets me through it. I still hate to run but I know I can because of him. That’s just one personal memory of mine but when we were all together we had a great time especially in M.C.T to bad it was only for a month we were getting split up after that. White was going to California and I knew my brother ralphy (from home) had the same m.o.s as white and he was being sent over there also. I told Ralph that white was a good friend of mine and to look him up when he got over there and they ended up being good friends as well. I last saw white back home he was hanging out with Jay and Ralph but he couldn’t hang out for long he had to go somewhere and that was the last time I saw him. I would like to say to his mother that you did a great job he is a wonderful person. We all miss him and are blessed to have known him. Thank you. Till we meet again will."

"I neverr had the pleasure of meeting William but through his mother, my heart will always know him well. My prayers, and condolances, go out to his family."
Mr. James Johnson of Brooklyn, New York.

"I met William's mom through her service in the homeless program at her church in Queen's Village, N.Y.She shared her loss which touched me in a very profound way. I never had the pleasure of meeting Cpl. White, but through his mom I felt his presence. My condolances to the family and friends. I know he is loved by all."
Lamel Nesbit of Brooklyn, N.Y.

"William W. White.....You are missed and will always be in the hearts and minds of all who knew you. You were taken from your family and friends too soon Thanks for all the times we shared together in Alpha Company...SEMPER FI..."
SSgt Flexen of OCEANSIDE CA

"We love and miss you William. Rest in peace.Love your uncle Will aka peewee, your aunt Daniella, and your cousins Octavia,William, Rashawn, & quincy."
William & Daniella White of Brooklyn, NY

"To the family and friends,
I would like to extend my deepest sympathies. Losing a loved on is the hardest thing in life. I am writing to not only express my sorrow for you but to let you know about a memorial I am working on. I am creating a quilt to honor the fallen soldiers from the New York City Area. Each soldier will have a panel created. I am inviting the friends and families to get involved. If you are interested or would like some more information please contact me at nycfallensoldiers@yahoo.com"
Esther Kabalkin of Staten Island, NY

"July 4, 2007
To the family of William W. White. William 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

"May you rest in peace Lcpl white. I remeber you comming on m vehicle several times to fix a comm problem I may have had.

Former Cpl Randy R. Severin"
Randy Severin of Fresno, Ca

"Happy Birthday Babe. We all still miss and love you."
Mychaele J. White of Richmond, VA.

"William,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"I was checking out of the Maint. Platoon as White was checking in. I was a Comm Tech in the Comm Shop he worked in with A Co. I remember him being a pretty quiet and nice guy. I later spoke to MSgt Townsend about what happened and I am sorry about the accident. My prayers go out to his wife and family. Semper Fi, Marine"
Former Sgt Troy J Barrilleaux, 3rd AABn, A Co, Maint Platoon (1996-2000) of Lancaster, CA

"hey brother,
it's me ruiz.
was with alpha company when you were our comm guy. it's been a while that i talked to you or sent you a message.
just letting you know that even though time has passed. i still miss you.
i remember one day as i was walking the catwalk,
we talked for a minute and you didn't make fun of me becuause of a certain situation i was in. you showed love.
well, i wanted to leave a message to say that i miss you and i will email you here again later.
okay brother.
take care of yourself and i'll see you when my time comes.
very respectfully,
Sgt.Ruiz Joel M.

mono503@yahoo.com"
Joel M. Ruiz of houston, tx

"TO MY FAVORITE COUSIN WILLIAM FROM ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE COUSINS KENNETH WHITE AKA FATBOY I CAN REMEMBER JUST YESTERDAY THAT YOU WERE TAKING ME TO CONEY ISLAND TO PLAY VIDEO GAMES IN THE ARCADE AND ALL THE SLEEPOVERS WE HAD AT GRANDMAS HOUSE (DORIS WHITE MOTHER TO WILLIAMS FATHER SARGEANT MARK WAYNE WHITE)WHEN WE USE TO HAVE THOSE CRAZY PILLOW FIGHTS. I WILL NEVER FORGET ALL THE FUN WE USE TO HAVE. I REMEMBER THE FIRST DAY YOU CAME BACK FROM BASIC TRAINING AND I ASKED YOU IF YOU LIKE EATING THEM SAND SANDWICHES BECAUSE IT WAS KIND OF FUNNY SEEING YOU WITH THAT MOHAWK HAIRCUT ANYWAY ALL I AM TRYING TO SAY IS THAT THE WHOLE FAMILY MISSES YOU VERY MUCH NONE MORE THAN YOUR FATHER MARK NOT ONE MARCH 28TH GOES BYE THAT WE DONT REMEMBER WHAT ANGEL LEFT THIS EARTH SO FROM GRANDMA MARK MICHAEL PEEWEE GERALD WARREN TONI UNCLE ED CLEVELAND RAFAEL ERICA RICHIE TANISHA KEISHA RANDY BAM BAM MY MANN POOH BEAR TAY TAY COUSIN GLADYS AND HER FAMILY WE JUST WANT TO SAY WE MISS YOU VERY MUCH AND WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU AND WE WONT FORGET YOU NEVER I PROMISE THAT SEE YOU IN HEAVEN CUZ"
KENNETH WHITE of BROOKLYN NEW YORK CONEY ISLAND

"To the family of:William W. White 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 LOVE YOU"
WILLIAM WHITE of BROOKLYN NY

"Yat Yas and God be with you. Your a hero and I would have been honored to have served with you."
Jayme Patton

"My deepest condolences go to the family and friends of William W White. We worked together in Alpha CO, 3rd Tracks. Without doubt, one of the simplest and most humble men I've met. He was always calmed and yet ready to give it all, and that he did. White, I wish we could've finished those boxing matches we started in Japan, along with Cpl Sanchez, at the time, and I wish I still had the chance of doing it now, but even though you're not here, your presence is felt among all of us at Maintenance Platoon. God bless Marine and may you rest in peace,"
Sgt Moreno of Miami, FL

"To my AAV brothers,
May you Rest In Peace and thank you, you will never be forgotten."
The former Sgt. Colón of Northern, VA

"In my job as an Enforcement Specilaist with Customs and Border Protection I field a lot of calls from the public on various matters most of which we don't have anything to do with. Tonight the mother of William called my number. During our conversation I could tell she was still hurting at the loss of her eldest son. All I could do was listen and to provide some words of comfort. I did not know William but while his mother was talking to me, I had to opportunity for find his photo. He was a good looking young man. My conversation with William's mother led me to believe that she is still looking for answers that I wished I could have answered to ease her pain. To his wife, family and friends I would like to extend my condolences. He will be missed but not forgotten."
Bill Storti of Orlando, Florida/USA

"Well done, Marine. Yat Yas and Semper Fi"
John McLaughlin, formerly a Sgt of "A" Co, 3 AABN

"I remember LCpl White changing the crypto in my radios at about 0230 that morning, we were the last vehicle that needed the update. We were all tired, and I barely knew White. We were going on an assault in the morning and the job absolutely had to get done. White, with no complaints, knowing he would maybe sleep an hour that night, filled the radios, told us to "have a good night" and left in is Humvee. I found out later that morning, after leaving my vehicle, what had happened. I am so sorry to his family for the loss. I wish he could have just stayed parked next to my AAV for those final few hours.

God Bless you and your family"
Cpl Matthew Montgomery of Columbus OH

"William, Where do I begin....I'm still in so much shock about your passing. Still the tears flow as I remember the gentle, quiet guy I met in 7th Grade. William we knew each other since 92..the Saint Elizabeth Days. We got to know each other in a way I never thought..We became friends. Thank you for all the great times we shared in JHS in Brooklyn..On putnam..on Woodbine..On Cornelia...In Halsey park when it snow and the whole crew would run in the snow..I'll never forget the day you were running and fell on weirfield...lol. Thank you for the memories. To his Family....I'm so sorry about your lost...I share this pain with you. To your little brothers who were like your sons...You took care of them and protected them the way i've never seen a brother do. I always drive down Bushwick Ave..And look at that window in the white & black house and can't help but to cry. You meant so much too us and we miss you dearly. William the last time I saw you was over six years ago but I promise I'll visit you in Long Island one day, but I don't think I have the strength face reality yet. To Mychaele, god bless you..I'm deeply sorry about your lost. You were the best wife, because you supported a decision that many people wouldn't of. I would love to speak to any family memmber close to him..Please if possible, you can reach me at:
wish11237@yahoo.com"
Yamaris of Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

"WELL WHITE ITS BEEN A WHILE NOW AND ALL I CAN SAY IS THANKS FOR SERVING OUR COUNTY IN THE WAY YOU DID. I STILL REMEMBER THE MORNING IT HAPPENED AND THE WAY I FELT LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY. YOU ARE BY FAR THE BEST COMMUNICATOR I HAVE EVER WORKED WITH AND THE KINDEST PERSON I HAVE EVER MET. WELL MICHELE I JUST WANT TO SAY IM SORRY AND IF YOUR EVER NEED ANYTHING CALL ME 361 572 4276"
SGT. MARTINEZ of VICTORIA TX

"William, The love I still feel for you cannot be put into words.....I miss you....."
Mychaele J. White of oceanside,Ca

"William, The love I still feel you cannot be put into words.....I miss you....."
Mychaele J. White of oceanside,Ca

"I met William on July 25th 1999. From that moment I knew that he was the ONE. My name is Mychaele, I am William's widow. What can I say about my "Babe" that hasn't already been said? William was an angel from God, with a quiet, gentle spirit. I am blessed to have been his wife and proud of him for his unselfish act of courage. William and I talked about the war, and it is true he did not have to go. Still he chose to stand by his fellow Marines, and I supported his decision-because it was what he truly wanted to do. I miss him endlessly.
My thoughts and prayers go out to ALL FAMILIES. Those that have supported me thank you. If you feel the need to contact me please send me an email shrtkayke@yahoo.com"
Mychaele J. White of Oceanside,Ca

"First and foremost the family of Lance Corporal William W. White and I, would like to thank everyone for expressing their condolences in our loss. To the colleagues and friends of Lance Cpl. White, please leave your contact information emails, telephone numbers, etc. and I would be sure to get in contact with you thanking you personally. If anything, I can be reach at kensleyccharles@hotmail.com or (347)351-2791."
Kensley C. Charles (William's cousin) of Brooklyn, NY

"I knew William for a few months while I was at 3rd AA Bn. He was a friendly and quiet sort of guy. I am thankful for his service. He is missed."
Matt Theurer ACo3rdPlt of Hatfield,PA

"To: The Family and Friends
William White worked with me in Okinawa Japan on the 31MEU. I remember him very easly becuase we were both from Brooklyn NY and he went to Bishop Loughin H.S which was the same one as my sister. We talked often and I would tell him he reminded me of myself. I told him life in the Marines get easier as time goes on. I spoke with his roommate Sgt Woofford about 1 month ago. He is definetly missedd but not forgotten. SSgt Meaders Schamarr email address is Meaderssd@iiimef.usmc.mil"
SSgt Meaders Schamarr of Brooklyn NYC/ Okinawa Japan

"william sence you left it hasnt been the same at 3rd tracks.i served with will in OIF even though we were in different companies, william was a good friend to me he was always happy i never seen him in a bad mood always had a smile on his face. the day i heard that he passed away i was in total shock i couldnt believe what i heard.william is on my mind every single day, i miss him deeply he gave the ultimate scarefice to his country when he had the choice not to go to war, but he did, he should be a hero to everyone. will, you will always be in my heart ill see you some day but until then RIP. YAT YAS"
cpl wilkerson, 3d AABN of CAMP PENDLETON

"How can I express in words what William truly meant to me. William was more than a friend to me. He was my cousin, my best friend, and most of all was like a older brother to me that I've always wanted. We use to play basketball, attend to martial arts class, go to field trips, and hang out at shopping malls or go to movies together. William was a gifted person who touched many people lives ranging from families to close friends. He even influenced people that didn't have the opportunity to know him well. Though it has been a year and plus since his departure, his memories and his laughter will NEVER be forgotten. Your family and I still misses you and GOD has bless us through the times we've shared together. May GOD continue to bless you and your family as he uplifts us from the grief we suffer and strengthen our hearts and minds through difficult times. Your cousin, Chaka. I LOVE YOU.
To those that may want to contact the family of Lance Corporal William W. White, may reach me at kensleyccharles@hotmail.com."
Kensley C. Charles of Brooklyn, NY

"To the friends and family of William W. White:
No words in any language could ever express how sorry I am for your loss. I too lost a loved one to the war in Iraq. William's sacrifice will be remembered forever and I will continue to pray for the families of these soldiers every day. God bless you all!"
Sarah Linden of Portland, OR USA

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

"Will was the first fellow New Yorker I meet in the corps. I deployed with hime twice in Japan and Iraq. He made a decision tougher than most. He had the option to leave the marine corps and go home, but he couldn't do it to the new marines. He had to make sure they were trained properly. This is the man he was, truly dedicated. He was one of the few people I could talk to and trust. Thank you Will for all of the good times."
Cpl Aaron P. Bevilacqua of Oceanside Ca

"This message is for anyone out there from New York that knows William's family. My name is Stephanie Mohorn and I believe I know William's father. My family would love to pay our condolescences to his mother or father by phone. I can be reached at 646-342-8107.

When are born, we all bring a light into this world and when someone as loved as William leaves, that light goes with him.

Love and blessings,
Stephanie Mohorn"
Stephanie Mohorn of Mount Vernon, NY

"WWW.COM as he would like to leave behind in the comm shop. Will was my best friend, from the time i first met him until the day i last saw him. we had a great time here in camp del mar, japan; when he was scaried of riding a roller coaster. well my prayers go out to will's family, it was a great lost knowing what happened... i will miss him always.... semper fi lcpl white!"
Cpl Tony Jim of Camp Pendleton, CA

"WILLIAM
IT HAS BEEN A LITTLE OVER 1 YEAR SINCE YOU WERE TAKEN AWAY. I WAS THERE WHEN YOU WERE BORN, AND NEVER EXPECTED TO BE
THERE FOR YOUR PASSING. I NOW KNOW THE TRUE MEANING OF THE WORD "HERO", IT IS YOU, WILLIAM. KNOW THAT I, OR YOUR COUSIN MICHELLE WILL EVER FORGET YOU.
YOU WILL CONTINUE TO LIVE, YOU LIVE IN THE HEARTS OF ALL THOSE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE KNOWN YOU. REST EASY
AND KNOW THAT THE WORLD HAS LOST A SHINING LIGHT, BUT HEAVEN HAS GAINED ONE- WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU!!!
R.I.P. "HERO"
WITH HEARTFELT LOVE"
ROBIN L. MAHONEY of BROOKLYN, NY

"To William's famliy: Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. I read your William's name at a rememberance vigil in Denver...you are in my prayers."
Oren Briese of Castle Rock, Colorado

"To Remember Them..In loving Memory..Its been a year..

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

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

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

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

"First of all, i would like to send my condolences to William's mother and family. My name is Cpl Louis Aguirre and i had the previlege to go to boot camp with William back in Feb of 99.I remember meeting him at MEPS in Brooklyn,NY, where we flew down to South Carolina with about 12 other soon to be Marines. But i mostly remember the times while going through boot camp with him. Myself along with Sgt Andrew Smith,David Grassia and a couple of other guys from New York, kept a close relationship through out boot camp.I regret not keeping in touch with him after we graduated MCT, but i will always remember White as the great kid that he was. To William's mother i would like to say that his friends from boot camp we'll always remember William, and even though he's gone, he will always live in our hearts."
Cpl Louis Aguirre of Queens, NY

"I served with will in comm school and in okinawa, japan at 3rd medical Battlion hell we were roommates there for about 6months until he went to the 31st MEU. Will was a real Marine there wasn't to much that could get him down always smiling and just doing some of the most crazy funny things anyone would do. to most of us in 3rd medical battlion S-6 will always be remembered as "DOLLAR BILL" SEMPER FI. AND TO WILLS FAMILY IF YOU NEED ANY THING JUST CALL."
SGT. PALMER of CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.

"I served with William in Alpha co. for a couple of years. We were in the same platoon. He always had a very calm demeanor and took things as they came, without complaint. He was a great Marine and an even better man. My sympathies go to William's family. It was hard for me to think of my brothers from 3rd AABN in Iraq while I was watching it on CNN. William will be missed. This type of commitment is admirable. God Bless and Semper Fi."
Michael Melton of Elk Grove, CA

"Thank you William White, 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

"God Bless You all for your sacrifice. I served with William in OIF. Although I did not know William personally, I knew of him, was in the same battalion, and a fellow communicator. He is truly missed. It was my priveledge to have served with him. Semper Fidelis!"
GySgt Anthony Magallanes of Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan

"God Bless you and your family and we thank you for the sacrifice that was made. As a sister of Sgt. Eugene Williams who was killed March 29th 2003I understand the pain. Allow God to bless you throoough all that will come. Lori Ackert LPN"
Lori Ann Ackert LPN of Kingston, NY

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

"Cpl William White: Our family would like to take this special time to thank your family for the blessing of such a wonderful man. Christ has said "No man hath greater love than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. Cpl White I am proud to call you friend."
Derk and Karen Palfreyman Family of Salem, Utah

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

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

"May your family find peace and comfort.
Thank you for your service to the USA.
God Bless you."
Trevor Worley Family of Detroit, MI, USA

"RIP Brave Marine..Thank you for your sacrifice. We will NEVER forget you."
The Taylors, USMC of NC

"I AM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.THE WORLD WILL BE A BETTER PLACE BECAUSE OF YOUR SON. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME."
KIM of SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY

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