Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Cpl. Theodore A. Bowling

25, of Casselberry, Florida.
Bowling died as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on November 11, 2004.

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"Iíve been thinking about you all day bro. It was so fitting to have the Miami-FSU game on Veteranís Day this year. Your boys werenít able to get the W but I told some friends and family about you during the game. I miss the hell out of you. The years go by but the memories never fade. Love you brother."
Ryan Harrison of Autryville, NC

"I havenít written on any boards in a long time. Today has been especially difficult for me. Itís been 17 years and although time has healed the wound it still feels fresh at times. We shared so much together in those 20 years and Iím grateful for that. I love you brother.

To Jacob,

Thank you for the kind words. I remember you and always had a lot of respect for your family. Andrew did too. It looks like you grew up to be a respectful young man. Tell your family Ryan said hello."
Ryan Harrison of Longwood, FL

"Andrew, I just came across this beautiful message board after years and years of wishing you were still around with us. You changed my family in so many ways. We miss you, and i hope your mother is still doing well. Grandma talks to her from time to time and we still reminisce about you. So proud that you were apart of our family and our lives. Your memory obviously lives on in so many peoples hearts and that brings me great joy. I hope you're looking down and reading this with a smile. Thank you for making the greatest sacrifice for our freedom and know we are still here today defending it. From your nephew - Jacob Gray 9/21/2021"
Jacob Gray of Maitland, Florida, USA

"Veterans Day 11/11/2018. I wanted to say Thank You to family and friends who remember Andrew each year. I appreciate all the support you all give me every year and I am happy when we all get together. Thank God you all are in my life. We will always remember Andrew and all the men and women who served our country. God Bless you all."
Lena Perry (Andrew's Mom)

"Michael Goday of Miami. This is Lena Perry, mother of Theodore Bowling. I just read your note but your email did not work so please contact me at lely1324@cfl.rr.com if you get this message. There's another website that we use so here is the link . http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/orlandosentinel/theodore-andrew-bowling-condolences/2831247?cid=full"
Lena Perry

"Bowling family I have recently retired and have carried your sons memory with me for years since I brought him home to you. I would like to see how you are doing and if possible would like to travel to Orlando to pay a visit. Please reach out. michael.goday@gmail.com"
Michael Goday of Miami. Fl

"I love you cousin, everything about you."
Phi Tran

"Please note time change to 11am
I wanted to thank family and friends for remembering Andrew and to let everybody know that I will be at the cemetery for Andrew's birthday on Sunday April 19th @ 11:00am. God bless you all"
Andrew's Mom

"I wanted to thank family and friends for remembering Andrew and to let everybody know that I will be at the cemetery for Andrew's birthday on Sunday April 19th @ 10:30am. God bless you all."
Andrew's Mom

"I wanted to thank family and friends for remembering Andrew every year on his birthday April 19 and Veterans Day November 11."
Lena Perry 02/2015 of Florida

"I wanted to thank family and friends for remembering Andrew every year."
Lena Perry of Florida

"To my cousin: I know the fight that you bravely
fought, for a purpose that will
never be forgot.
I know the flight that you have
made, on wings of Angels to the
Heavenly gate.
I know you are in the presence
of Angels, Saints, and Christ your
God, with peace, joy, and
They all applaud!!

We Love You."
Phi Tran of Bradenton, Fl

"Cpl Bowling,
Still think about the day I flew you home to your mother. I pray you are resting in peace and guard the gates of heaven waiting for me to give you a break one day. Prayers to your family and friends."
SSgt Michael Goday of San Diego, CA/USA

"July 4, 2014. Independence Day. We celebrate it because of a brave soldier like yourself Andrew, and many that came before you. We love you!"
Phi of Bradenton FL

"I wanted to thank family and friends for remembering Andrew's birthday this year. It means a lot to me when we get together to remember Andrew. Thank you so much for remembering. God bless you."
Andrew's Mom of FL

"My cousin, soldier and saint in Jesus Christ, on this Memorial Day. I really don't have words meaningful enough in mind that would sufficiently express my deep gratitude for your sacrifice and service except, Thank You! from my heart, mind, body, spirit and soul. Thank You for "fighting the good fight of true faith, holding tightly to the eternal life that God has called you, which you have confessed so well before many witnesses!"
1 Timothy 6:12

I will see you soon! Love, Phi 5/26/2014"
Phi Tran of Bradenton, Fl

"My cousin. God put you here as a protector, defender and keeper of our freedom, and you did an extraordinary job. Me and your mom will see you soon, celebrating, worshipping and praising Him, but only this time in eternal joy and happiness! Love,Phi. 4/8/2014"
Phi Tran of Bradenton, Fl

"I love you Andrew and miss you very much. And I know one day I will see you again.

Thank you all Andrew friends and family for remembering. It makes me happy to read stories and memories about Andrew that you all post on this site.

Family and friends meet at cemetery each year on Andrewís birthday and Memorial.

This year I will be at cemetery on April 19 Saturday at 10:30am to remember Andrewís birthday.

Thank You
Andrew's Mom (lely1324@cfl.rr.com)"
Lena Perry of Cape Canaveral, FL

"Andrew I miss you buddy. I still have my Grandfathers Flag you carried the day you passed. I found it right where you left if behind the seat of the truck that you were A driving. I have started telling this story to people as the flag has gone back overseas on 4 additional deployments making 5 total. 4 to Iraq and 1 to Afghanistan. The flag hung up at Combat Outposts for the Marines to remember what they were fighting for. I know you are a Patriot and still remember you coming to me the night before the invasion to ask me to carry the Flag. I knew you would take care of it so I had no reservations and the fact that I respected you dearly. Happy Marine Corps Birthday and Veterans Day to you and your family. I appreciate your sacrifice so much. I am living my one life I have and am earning it every day for what you did for me. Thanks for always pulling me aside and breathing life into me as a young leader. You weren't even in my squad and you made the time to pull me aside. I will never forget your leadership to me. S/F! See you when I see you."
Chad Russell of Portland, Oregon/ Washington

"The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude - Jeff Miller. Happy Veteran's Day bro, love you."
Ryan Harrison of Altamonte Springs, FL

"Drew, not a day goes by that you don't cross my mind. You are missed so profoundly. Thank you for sacrificing your life for us. I love you always and forever. I look forward to seeing you again one day."
Jennifer Gray of Casselberry

"I wanted to thank family and friends for remembering Andrew's birthday and memorial. It means a lot to me when we get together to remember Andrew. Thank you so much for remembering.
Andrewís Mom 2013."
Andrew's Mom of Florida

"Was thinking about you this past memorial day...Not a day pass by that I don't miss you bro... R.I.P Bowling"
Eric Suhren of Avondale, AZ

"It's been eight years man and it seems like yesterday sometimes. Thanks for all the good times and you're never forgotten brother."
Ryan Harrison of Maitland, FL

"P.S. Your "grandma Peggy" has been thinking of you all day today as well!"
Nancy Bruno Regan of Peabody,ma

"Thinking of our Andrew all day today....how much has changed in these last 8 years. We think of you all of the time...great memories from when you were a little boy right through the great and fun times we had when you came home to us to visit each time.
Hoping that you are at peace and happy. We keep tabs on your mom and thankfully she has found some happiness and content until you meet again.
We miss you a lot.
Love Aunt Nancy"
Nancy Bruno Regan of Peabody, MA

"On November 11, 2012 @ 11am, family and friends will meet at the cemetary for Andrew's memorial.

Andrew's Mom, Lena Perry (Email: lely1324@cfl.rr.com)"

"On November 11, 2012 @ 11am, family and friends will meet at the cemetary for Andrew's memorial."
Andrew's Mom, Lena Perry of Casselberry, Florida

"Happy Birthday bro. I think of you often and wish you were here to meet William. Guard the gates for us until we meet again. Your best friend-Ryan"
of Maitland, FL

"Cpl Bowling....man how long has it been? Its funny that earlier today i was cleaning out my closet when i found an old memory stick of photos i havent seen in a long time. The first pic of course is of you and arazate in front of a ANP car, then of the whole squad on top of the ANP car, except for me I was taking the pic. But anyways once I saw them, old memories came rushing back of all of third platoon. I miss you after all these years, and watch over your brothers."
SSgt Ascencion "RO" Garza

"Cpl Bowling,
Here we are many years later and it seems like yesterday I brought you home to your mother. I am now sitting in Afghanistan and I still remember you as the brother I never met. I want to wish your family a Merry Christams and a safe holiday season."
SSgt Goday of LashKar Gah, Afghanistan

"More so than on Nov 11th...I felt Andrew around me so much today and then with total irony I was looking on another nephews facebook and WOW...there was a picture of Andrew at my wedding back in 1993 and it was such a strange feeling...like where did the time go and what the heck happened? We all miss you Andrew and we think of you often. Your mom and I keep in touch and the love that we all shared is still there. God bless."
nancy bruno regan of peabody, ma

"All Faith Memorial Park
1390 Park Drive
Casselberry, FL 32707"

"I wanted to thank family and friends that came to Andrew's memorial on memorial day this year 11/11/2011."
Lena (Mom) of Florida

"I can't believe it's been 6 years bro. It still feels like yesterday sometimes and I wish you were around to meet my baby boy. Thank you for being so brave and such a great friend. -11/11/2010-"
Ryan Harrison of Altamonte Springs, FL

"Hi Sierra, I am Andrew's cousin. If you still need photos for your report then email me at gregebright@hotmail.com and I will get you what you need. Thank you very much for your appreciation."
Greg Ebright of Orlando, Florida

"my name is sierra i go to chamberlain high school i am in the MCJROTC there and we were to pick someone to dedicate our year to. I am dedicating my efforts this year to cpl. Theodore a. bowling. he has inspired me. I am doing a report on him and i am very excited to tell his story to my fellow cadets.i just wanted to tell his family that i am sorry for there loss and if anyone had any pictures they are willing to let me use or they have any words to say about him that i can use in my report to please let me know. i will be checking this web site daily. thank you always sierra"
hancock, sierra of tampa, florida

"Today I walked in your honor at the Run for the Fallen. It was an honor to represent you. RIP and thank you for the ultimate sacrifice."
Tracy Deming of Riverview, FL

"Tomorrow my brother is the day I fly from Boston to Orlando. You will never be forgotten! (August 19, 2010)"
SSgt Jonathan Capan of Boston, MA

"Today my family walked the Wounded Warrior Walk in honor of your loved one and friend Theodore A. Bowling. We appreciate his sacrifice for our country and our freedom. Today was one of the most unforgettable days and we were proud to walk in his honor!!!"
Theresa Johnson of Florida

"I miss you brother, and I'm planning to come see you (flying from Boston to Florida). 07/26/2010"
SSgt Jonathan Capan of Boston, MA

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com
A hundred times a day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving. - Albert Einstein"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"It's been nearly 6 yrs since the day I saw you. I will never forget the great times we shared. You will never be forgotten I miss you brother."
Scott Conn of Lancaster Ohio

"Happy Birthday bro! There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. Thank you again for your sacrifice and courage. You'll never be forgotten."
Ryan Harrison of Altamonte Springs, FL

"Always missing you. Thanks for all the wonderful memories. I love to read this board from time to time and see all the people who still love and think of Andrew."
Patricia Kirby of Altamonte Springs, Fl/USA

"Cpl Bowling,
First off- Thank you for serving our country! I never met you in person, but Sgt Morman talks so much about you that he brings u close to my heart. You made him a great Marine and I thank you so much for that. You inspire me to be a great Marine and to try my hardest in everything I do.You're not forgotten Cpl. We miss you and think about u often. God bless you and your family."
Lcpl Herrera of Oceanside, CA

"andrew bowling you were a good friend in high school at lake howell high school class of 1997 its been 5 yrs since you have been gone we miss you and thank you for all you did for us you are a brave person and you will be honored forever for us all the class of 1997 you are missed alot today"
kristen calado of chelsea,michigan

"First, Happy Birthday Marine. Tomorrow is 5 years you left us to guard the gates of heaven, but damn its still hard as hell for me. I miss you brother."
SGT Morman, Kyle of Anaheim, CA

"SSgt Goday, Please contact me kylemorman@yahoo.com. I recently seen the movie taking chance and all I though about was Cpl Bowlings journey home. Id like to meet Marine who escorted him. Thanks."
Kyle Morman of California


"Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. You were a great friend and you'll never be forgotten."
Ryan Harrison of Altamonte Springs, FL

"I miss you brother. You were a difficult bastard to train but I never knew a better SAW Gunner. God bless you and Your Mom."
Cpl. Derek J. Bush USMC of Riverton, WY

"Bowling Family,

Well its been a numerous amount of years since your son past away. I still till this day find myself thinking about taking your son home to you. I always ask how his mother is doing and if the family is still strong? I just want to say it was an honor for me to take Cpl Bowling home to you. I would like to get hold of you and your family sometime in the near future. I will check this site from time to time to see if maybe we may meet again. Take care."
SSgt Michael M. Goday of Camp Lejeune, NC

"Happy New Year brother. I want you to know you are not forgetten by any means. I bought a 2 memorial bracelets to wear in your honor a few months back. Both me and my girlfriend wear them 24/7. Love you brother."
Kyle Morman of Oceanside, CA

""Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you...Jesus Christ and the American Solider. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom." Thank you Andrew for your sacrifice. 11/11/08"
Ryan Harrison of Altamonte Springs, FL

greg ebright of sarasota, fl

I still remember as if you were standing here right now. My life is dedicated to you. I love you cuz!"
greg ebright of sarasota, fl

"rest in peace my friend.i pray for your family and friends.i grew up with andrew and honor this as a blessing.A man with a heart of gold that gave up everything for others."
shafiq kazi of orlando, fl

"Cpl. Bowling,
Its been a long time since we last spoke but you and the other Marines are always thought about. It was great to meet you. You will be missed!!"
SSgt. Joshua Youngblood USAF of IN

"rest in peace brother HERO youll always be in our hearts"
eric suhren of albuquerque, nm

"Andrew. Hey cousin... i never met you but i've heard alot of good things about you. i wish i could've known you. i am the niece of steve perry, and my mom is Lynnette Vaello maiden name Lynnette Perry, steve perry's sister. i hope the family is doing ok and i love you."
Madison Brandt of georgetown, TX

"Andrew, I dreamt about you last night. We were chillin' at the beach having a good ole' time. I miss you more than I can explain, but I know your in heaven waiting for us. I love you."
Tyler Harrison of Winter Springs, FL

"April 29, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Theodore A. Bowling:
Theodore 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

"andrew man, just started thinkin bout u out of the blue, miss u man!"
chris myers of winter park, fl, us

"Merry Christmas my man, not a day goes by I dont think of you and the other brothers we lost. Semper Fi.....Regan"
James Regan of Littleton, Colorado

"03/11/01 Entry from Andrew's bootcamp journal: I devoted myself to Jesus and now receive and confess him as my personal savior. I did it on this very day and my heart is open and I will let him in my life and pray to him."
Ryan Harrison of Altamonte Springs, FL

"Andrew was my cousin, I didn't know him well as we grew up on opposite sides of the country. I hadn't seen him in 15 years or so when I heard of his death in Fallujah. I would have gladly had Andrew by my side during my two tours in Iraq. Thanks for all you did Andrew, your cousin from the Army side of the house, Ian."
SSG Ian Cook of Columbia, SC

"andrew bowling you are remembered today and always by the class of 1997 lake howell high school we missed you at the reunion but, kept you in thought and know you are missed everyday and know that the lake howell high school class of 1997 will always remain apart of you and us always please watch over the class of 1997 forever"
kristen c. of longwood

"I still think of the great times we all had. I am still so angry; at what I don't quite know. I do know that you beleived in what you were doing and we all thank you for that... I miss you. 3 deep..."
Joe of oviedo fl.

"Happy 28th Birthday brother. I can't thank you enough for serving my country so bravely and always being there when I needed you. You were the best friend a person could ask for."
Ryan Harrison of Altamonte Springs, FL

"Cpl Theodore A. Bowling was 1 of 7 U.S.Marines of the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment (3/1) KIA in the battle for Fallujah,Iraq in Nov 2004. The bravery & courage of these Marines is well documented in the book entitled "We Were One" written by Patrick K. O'Donnell. It's recommended this book be read by all Americans to get a true feeling of what these Marines encountered in this battle. Thank YOU, Theodore, for YOUR service & sacrifice to our great country."
Anonymous Veteran of Melrose Park, Illinois

"my name is nicholas gillen im a PFC in the marine corps

during boot camp our sr drill instructor gave us printouts with the information of fallen marines and told us that this was our marine the marine who's place we would be taking. we were told to memorize these marines and the short bio we were given about them and i was glad to see the same thing word for word when i googled my marine

cpl Theodore a bowling

just the thought of having to satisfy these marines gave us the motivation to make it through boot camp, and even though I've been off the island for over 4 months and the paper is long gone i still think of this marine from time to time and it keeps me going. so know your marine has done more for me in death than almost another marine I've met in my military career."
PFC Gillen of Fort meade,md

I still think of you often and miss you terribly. Every time I see an american flag, I think of what you gave to everyone in this country.... another moment of freedom. You meant so much to our family. I will always hold you proudly in my heart. You will always be my brother. I love you."
Sarah Gray of Maitland, Fl


As I sit here thinking of all the times I went through with you I don't think I will ever forget one of them. You are greatly missed. As your looking down from up there know I tried to be there for you always. Brother Friends like you don't come along but once in a lifetime. Your friends and family miss you. Andrew you will never ever be forgotten."
Sgt Charles Vlasek 3/1 Scout Sniper And His Friend of Camp Pendleton Ca


Today you turn 27. You been gone for over a year now and everyday I think of all of the good times we shared over the years. I wish you were here to celebrate another birthday with everyone. I'm so proud of you and miss you more everyday. Rest in peace brother."
Ryan Harrison of Altamonte Springs, Fl

"Bowling, you were the man. I only knew you for a short while, but you took this pogue under your wing and kept me alive in Fallujah. You didn't have to be there with us, but your were. I'll never forget that you gave your life for us, even this sorry combat correspondent. Rest easy Marauder, you brought all of us home brother. To your family, I hope they realize that the life that was in you lives on in the rest of us. I hope that we do you honor with our lives."
Sgt. Nathan LaForte of Waukegan, Illinois

"I am doing a portrait of Theodore Bowling for an art exhibit called 'Faces of the Fallen'. I read his story, and about how he died, and now am in the process of drawing him on a small canvas. This project has made me want to meet Theodore, talk to him, and see what he looks like in real life. I feel like, even though I never met him, I know him some how. He looks like he was a really nice guy. My heart goes out to those of you who knew him in real life, and look at his picture now and miss him."
C. Zimmerman of Sonoma, CA

"To the Bowling family,
I only knew your son for 1 day. I met him in Dover AFB where I was asked to take him to his mother. This was my first escort and he has stuck with me ever since. Every moment on that flight I tried to imagine what it was like on the other side. I wonder if I were there would this have been the outcome. I know we had other Marines by his side looking out for him the same way I would have. I can't sit here and say I knew what type of Marine he was or what his daily routine was, but I can say he was a hero. Cpl Bowling was a man full of courage and honor. He gave his life for us even if we dont know if it was for the right reasons. No matter what he and his mother will always be in my heart. IF you ever need anything dont be afraid to ever drop me a line mom. He was a brother and we all miss him. God bless you and your family. mmgoday@adelphia.net"
SSgt Goday of 29Palms, CA / USA

"Cpl Bowling was a dedicated, passionate, and inspired leader of Marines who put his men before himself. I am proud to have served with him."
SSgt Cabeen, J.M. of Camp Pendleton, Ca

"Corporal Bowling was a role model and a leader that was emulated by his Men and by his seniors alike. I was proud to know him."
GySgt David Wilson of Camp Pendleton, CA


"He was more than a friend he was a brother to me RIP Andrew."
Dawud J Sabater of NY,NY

"my name is kristen calado i was a friend of andrew i went to high school with him class of 1997 our class will miss him and will remember him always"
kristen c. of casselberry,fl

"My heart and prayerrs go out to the Bowling family. My son PFC Nicholas Bowling (USMC) enlisted on Nov 16th,his 21st birthday and the day his friend Lance Cprl Louis Qualls died in Iraq. At present he is at Aberdeen Proving Ground but told me yesterday that he is volunteering for duty in Iraq. Know that your son is a HERO and our nation owes more that we can ever repay. I'm proud of him. My email is deetres@aol.com if you would like to write me."
Tressie of Temple TX USA

"To the family of Theodore A. Bowling, I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you know the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to talk to or pray with you please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church, Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015"
Polly Ballew of Covington, GaU S A

"Cpl.Bowling...Brother. You were the single most person that has had an impact on my life. Everyday i put on my uniform, everday i look up the hills on Camp Pendleton, everytime i look at your pictures, i wish you were still here to teach me. i know you would be happy to know i am now squad leader and have been plt.sgt. a few times. Evertything i do in the Marine Corps, in my life, is in memory of you. You were my squad leader, team leader, my brother. we were always together. I always considered myself to be your younger brother you never had. I'll never forget what you have done for me."
Lcpl. Kyle Morman of Camp Pendleton, CA 92055

"Andrew, there's not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I cherish all the good times we had together and carry on with my life the way you would have wanted me to. I will take care of your mother and Trish for you until we all meet again. I'm so very sad your not here with us in the old house but I feel your spirit all the time. I know you kept the faith brother and I'm very proud of you. Your best friend, Ryan."
Ryan Harrison of Casselberry, Fl

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

"Andrew, I will always remember the wonderful times that you brought to my life as we were growing up. I am very proud of the brave, caring young man that you became. I loved you very much and will miss you greatly!"
Jaclyn Ebright of Tampa

"Hi Bowling's mother its Deborah We talk on the phone many times and cried together. My son is Antoine I feel your loss, pain, and heart ache you are not alone in this war so many other mothers and fathers feel the same way we do. All we can do is pray God take control of this war and allow our sons and daughters to come home alive. Before anymore blood shed for what."
Deborah of Orlando, Fla Orange

"Lena Andrew's (Theodore) mother wanted me to tell you
THANKS to ALL who have sent there Prayers and messages to the family.
May God Bless you all and Please Pray for all the Service personal of the USA.
God bless the USA! Bring them home safe to there Families and friends.
Andrew your Mother and I love and miss you very much."
John Watson of Melbourne, Florida USA

"To Theodore'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.


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

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

"To Theodore'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 family and friends of Corporal Theodore A. Bowling,

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

"Thank you Theodore Bowling, 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. Theodore Bowling:
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 Theodore 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. Theodore Bowling:
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 Theodore, 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