Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Cpl. Kevin M. Clarke

21, of Tinley Park, Illinois.
Clarke died as a result of hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on February 19, 2005.

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"Thanks to all brave service members,such as you ,Marine. A second cousin I never met but thank God for the gift you were to your family and our country"
Joann Chicvara Zona of Orland Park Illinois

"Kevin M. Clarke, you will live on in our memories and thru this Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3438793436362270"
Anthony Margis of Tinley Park, IL

"Semper Fi Kevin. Your sacrifice and service is not forgotten. United States Marines are the best of the best."
Brian of Tinley Park, IL

Every day I look down at my wrist and think about you--every day. I think about what it means to be a Marine and the true sacrifices that are made to keep this country free. I joined the Marine Corps because of you. I will stay in the Corps, telling all of my Marines about you, until they tell me they cannot use me anymore. As you know, I commissioned a few years ago and am now the Supply Officer for CLB-7 at 29 Palms (a far cry from the infantry that we were used to). Today, on 9/11/2015, we had a ceremony at Heritage Park. We read the names of every Marine/Sailor that 29 Palms has lost since 2003. As your name was announced, my eyes began to sweat (haha), and I felt like you were right next to me. Thank you for being you. I only hope that I am half the Marine that you are. Forever carrying on what you started....."
1stLt Brian Giaretta (bgiaretta84@gmail.com) of Twentynine Palms, CA

Nine years later we still remember your sacrifice. You gave it all so that this country and others can be Free. We thank you!"
JD of Jacksonville, FL

"Semper Fi, Little Brother! "....If the Army and the Navy ever looked on Heaven's scenes, they would find the streets are guarded by United States Marines." Marine Corps Hymn. Enjoy your last assignment."
Jim Anderson USMC 72-76 of Frankfort, IL.

"Kevin you don't know me and I didn't know you personally but I was there the day you sacrificed all for your country. I think about that moment everyday. I just wanted to let everyone know that you are still remembered. God bless you."
Ryan H of Keokuk, Iowa

"Today in Oswego, IL there was a standing Memorial for all of the soldiers from IL. who have died serving our country. I was holdig Kevin's sign. I never had the priveledge to meet him, but was honored to hold the sign. There were over 200 signs that were held this morning by volunteers. As I held the sign this morning I prayed for Kevin's family and friends and thought about the sacrifice that they all gave to our country. There are no words that can be said to express the sacrifice that was given. I will keep your family and friends in my prayers always!"
Angela Howard of Yorkville, IL

"Hi Kevin,
Today is Memorial Day 2011. My family and I will always honor and remember you. Thank for giving our country the gift of freedom. Last year your Mom and I shared some funny stories about you and talked about your nieces and nephews. I know you are looking down on them and all of us with a big smile on your face."
Michelle Betley of Tinley Park, IL

"Hey Kevin,
I'm sorry for not leaving something sooner, I just found the site. You were one of the best Marines I have ever served with. I remeber the day that I transfered into the herd and you asked me all kinds of questions about where I was and I didn't respond with the same type of enthusiasm as you would have liked, little did I know I was talking with a Marine I wanted to be like. Gods speed Clark. You are missed every day."

"Kevin, I'm sure you know this already, but after a little over a year in duty, Jeremy is now a LCpl in the Marines... It is because of your dedication and your mentoring ability that he stands proud as only the Marines can do. You will forever be in my heart -for you are his brother in the Corps and an angel in our hearts."
Tina Giorgetti of West Frankfort, Illinois - USA

"Dear Kevin, You will forever be in our Hearts and Minds. I know that we didn't always see eye to eye, but we always had eachothers 6 o'clock. I remember we conducted a foot patrol from the I.P. Academey and you and I cleared a large building at the Phosphate plant together. There was No Greater Feeling than knowing I had you to the left of me... You will never be forgotten Kevin.
Remeber that I am here because of You...

God Speed and Semper Fidelis"
Jason A. Velasquez Sgt./USMC of Temple, T.X. 76501

"Dear Kevin, You will forever be in our Hearts and Minds. I know that we didn't always see eye to eye, but we always had eachothers 6 o'clock. I remember we conducted a foot patrol from the I.P. Academey and you and I cleared a large building at the Phosphate plant together. There was No Greater Feeling than knowing I had you to the left of me... You will never be forgotten Kevin.
Remeber that I am here because of You...

God Speed and Semper Fidelis"
Jason A. Velasquez Sgt./USMC of Temple, T.X. 76501

"Kevin Clarke, You are not the first and you are not the last one to die for our country. We are all ready days ahead to do the same what you did to put our lives in risk to defend the freedom and our country the United State of America. You are an hero in front of our eyes, and the others from our service men who fall in the Vietnam war and Iraq and in other country of the world to defend the freedom and the human right. God Bless your soul. My Hero Rest in peace. From Lebanon we raise our voice asking God to be with your family who's are alive."
Youssef Luka of Beirut, Lebanon

"Thank you I will not forget."
Chris Frazier of Highlands Ranch, CO

I just found this website after I Googled your name I couldn't believe I have never left a message on here, sorry. I am always thinking about what a blast we use to have on the weekends, especially the time we went to San Francisco and stayed at your cousins air force base. It seems just like yesterday we were in the barracks cutting up with Lopez, Villa, and Nevado waiting to get off so we could sit back and have us some cold ones. I can't wait for the day for us to meet again, and I know we will, just know Bro everyone here misses you very much and will always keep your spirit alive. I love you like a brother, and will always be thinking about you Bro.... semper fi for life."
Brian Crouch, 1st BTLN 7th Marines 3rd plaoon combat team of paducah, ky

"Dear family, I had the pleasure of serving with Kevin in 2004-05 when
I was with 1/7 as a combat replacement. I didnt know Kevin very well, but I did talk to him many times and knew he was/is a great man who had the respect of everyone he served with. Semper Fidelis"
Cody Bell of Fort Worth, Texas

"Dear family, I had the pleasure of serving with Kevin in 2004-05 when
I was with 1/7 as a combat replacement. I didnt know Kevin very well, but I did talk to him many times and knew he was/is a great man who had the respect of everyone he served with. Semper Fidelis"
Cody Bell of Fort Worth, Texas

Today is 5 years since you past and there isn't a day that has past you haven't crossed my mind. I wanted to tell you that I am pregnant! Having a little baby boy. I am due in about a month! Wish you could be here to meet him, even though I know you are going to look over him. I love you and miss you. Your always in my thoughts."
Jessica of Tinley Park

"Hey Clarke!!! I was just thinking about you...I always think about you...but its been a lot lately. I can't believe it will be 5 years on Friday. We miss you so much! I was just reading what I wrote last year...I still tell people about hanging out on Gina's front porch:) I miss you and will always be thinking of you."
Gina of Tinley Park, Il


My son played TAPS for you and your family at a school function honoring your pride and dedication to this country. Your legacy now continues as he is currently at MCRD San Diego becoming one of the few, the proud, the United States Marines. As you guard the gates of Heaven I salute you as only a mother can do... Semper Fi young man... for you will never be missed."
Tina Giorgetti of Tinley Park, Il USA

"Kevin, I just had to get on here and tell you that I miss you bro! I appoligize for not writing to you before now but I really had no idea what to say. I did talk to you parents when they came out to CA one time. I read the statement that Jason had written to you about the mustache competition and I remember that well myself. I just want you to know that you are loved and missed greatly, and I will never forget you and the good times that we all had. Travis Woody SSgt USMC"
Travis Woody of Burlington, NC

Well buddy I had the priviledge and honor to be with your family this past weekend for your 3rd annual run. I can't put into words how much we all miss you. I brought Hensley and Taggart by your grave to say hey. It would be impossible for me to travel up there without stopping by to spend a few minutes with ya. I was thinking the other day about our post touring and moustache competition we had going while we were on guard...I think I had you but I do know that you would argue that point!
We miss you brother and save me a rack up there...
Semper Fi"
Jason Abernathy, SGT USMC of Nashville, TN

"SUPERMAN!!! Been thinking about you a lot. We miss you so much down here. I hope it is wonderful up there. I am getting married next year! From you, my very first boyfriend (LOL) to getting married! I will be thinking of you always."
G of Tinley Park, Il

"Kevin, I know that there are alot of people that write to you on the internet posting. Maybe theres internet in heaven. I dont know. Since everyone else is then i guess i might have to as well. I got to see your father again since your funeral about 11 months ago. He rode his harley all the way up from chicago with a bunch of his buddies. They were riding up to the appalachian mountains if i remember correctly. He made a special surprise visit to see me in my home town. I took him to a well known ma and pa restaurant. Had some early breakfast. Two grown * men tearing and choking up siting at the table. we turned a few heads. Haha. One thing your father said to me that i wont forget, He told me that if i ever needed to talk to someone about anything. that he would lend his ear. Told me about finding faith again. something i lost along time ago. Im not quite there yet but if im talking to you on here then i must have alittle left over. He also gave me a bracelet with your name and OIF. i wore it everyday since i got it. But about a month ago while showering in just broke off. just like that. clean break. i dont know how that happened. without force just fell off my wrist. i just looked down at it on the bathtub floor and just smiled. thought to myself...you *! haha. as soon as i got out of the shower i told my fiance what happened to it and she offered to give me hers. she wore one everyday since your father gave them to me to support you. you never met her but im sure you would have liked her. anyways, i hope all is well for you up there and that you found your christian woman...it will always bring a smile to my face when i hear your name! I'll talk to you on the flip side! until then this is my last message. Semper Fi brother!"
Luke Lafko 1st Bn 7th Marines Alpha 3rd Herd of Buffalo Ny

Today is 4 years since you past and I still think about you everyday. You are a hero to me and I look up to you in so many ways. I miss you and love you very much. To the Clarke family, I love you guys as well and want you to know that you raised an amazing young man who is a hero to everyone."
Jessica of Tinley Park, Il

Today is Veterans Day '08. I took some time out to go visit your grave. I've probably been there 20 times since you passed. I don't know any other way to pay my respects, you gave up your life for the better of others and for that this world is grateful. Heaven is a better place! Peace."
Tony DeMarie of Tinley Park, IL USA

"June 1, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Kevin M. Clarke:
Kevin 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

"My wife and I just moved in to our new house on KEVIN ct.in Tinley Park. I was very happy to hear that they named a street after Kevin, and I hope that I will never forget to tell people about the hero that my street is named after."
The Landry's of Kevin ct, Tinley pk IL

May God reward you abundantly for your sacrifice! I came across your name on the Internet and will keep you in my prayers. I, too, am a Kevin M. Clarke. I do not know what your middle initial stands for, but I, too, was also dubbed "Superman." I considered joining the military after college, but recruiters told me not to because I have narcolepsy. It turns out that you, not I, are really the superman. Thank you immensely for your heroism and self-gift. May the Blessed Mother guide you safely to her divine Son, who rewards a sacrificed life with resurrection of the body and life eternal. God bless you! I will pray for you and your family!"
Kevin Matthew Clarke of Salem, VA

"Kevin you will not be forgotten.... You are a true hero, and you'll always be in my heart. There are lots of memories and that's what's going to keep you alive. You will be forever missed. My heart goes out to your family as well, god bless you."
Kristin (Evans) Leone of Tucson, Arizona

"Kevin, you are a true hero. I look up to you and i think about u every nite i am here in iraq. there is not a day that goes by that i thank god that i had a chance to compete in sports with u and having u as such a good friend. all these tears that i have shed thinking of you are tears of joy. i cannot wait until we meet again. i know u are watching over me and all others serving over in iraq right now. kevin, as all of us family and friends say often u are our superman and our hero. i will never forget the great times we had in highschool, laughing and just partying with all our friends. i will love u forever. until we meet again. phil and cathy i love u both dearly. u know i will do anything for your family. i cannot wait to come home and see u all."
Matt Tidball of Tinley Park IL

"To the family of:Kevin M. Clarke 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 grew up with you at church and you were a good friend to have. however, i am not a man of words. i am proud to wear the same uniform as you. my love goes out to your family. i will never forget your sacrafice."
Joseph P Olson of Tinley Park in Al Anbar Prov., Iraq

"While I was over here, in the same lands that you once patrolled, I couldn't help but remember how little I really knew you from the school. What I remember most is how much you wanted to be a Marine, and how you asked me what life was like in my part of the military. You earned the title and honor of being a Marine, and nothing will ever take it away from you... And nothing will take away our memories of you, no matter how deep or incidental they may be. I wish we could have served together over here, but at least, in my heart and thoughts, you were by my side. God bless you and your family."
K Phillips of Illinois

"My name is Cameron Schilling and I have started “Portrait of a Soldier” which donates a portrait sketch of every Illinois soldier who has fallen in Iraq or Afghanistan. All 122 sketches will be on display for a Memorial Day Presentation in Chicago, Illinois on May 26-31 at the James R. Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. After the ceremony the sketches will be given to the immediate families of the Illinois soldiers. I would invite any friends or family members to come and honor these men and women from Illinois who have given their lives to our country. For more information please contact OperationHomeFront.org at 866-417-8889 which is an organization headed by the Lt. Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois who is in charge of the Memorial Day Presentation. Thank You.

Please check out www.portraitofasoldier.org
To contact Cameron email cameronschilling84@hotmail.com
To contact Operation Home Front call 866-417-8889"
Cameron Schilling of Charleston, Illinois

It has almost been a year in a few short weeks but yet I have never forgotten you. It is the most difficult time when I come home from school. I just wanted to leave a few words that I have never spoken or written to leave on a memorial site: you have been such an inspirational person to so many and that I admire you so much for everything you have acomplished in life while here with us. Most importantly you never ever were a selfish person or never frowned upon anyone. You took so much pride and heart into your work. Whether it was in school, sports, family, or friends. I miss you.May you rest in peace and know that so many of us think about you and your family and pray for you all every day."
A friend and teammate of Tinley Park, IL

"My name is Cameron Schilling. I am a college student from central Illinois. I am the first generation of my family not to serve his country. I am extremely grateful for the sacrifice you and your loved one has given for the United States. I am disappointed by the way the news media has covered this war and the deaths of our youth. The media as stopped listing the names of the soldiers killed in Iraq and people only talk about the soldiers when we reach a specific milestone in deaths. If you just started watching the news today you would not even know there is a war going on. Partisan politics have replaced coverage of our young generation who have traveled to a foreign land in the name of the United States. Whether you believe the war in Iraq is wrong, right, justified or not everyone should pay even just a little more attention to what these young men and women are sacrificing. This is what I would like to do. I want to do my part in honoring these soldiers and their memories. Along with being a college student I am also a budding artist. I draw pencil portraits of local people in my community. I want to offer a pencil portrait sketch to the immediate family of every Illinois soldier killed in Iraq. Please contact me at cameronschilling84@hotmail.com."
Cameron Schilling of Illinois

"The only thing that comforts me is that I know that you left this world- doing EXACTLY what you wanted more than anything to do in this world. I think you were an awesome person and I have you in my heart always. I love you and I hope all your worries and cares are at peace now."
Tara Mulligan of Tinley Park

"To The Clarke Family,
I was just watching the CBS news and they featured Kevin as one of our FALLEN HEROS...
I cried like a baby, seeing this wonderful, amazing young Marine.
Our Family, Our City, Our Country grieves with you. We are so saddened by your loss. Your Soldier IS OUR HERO! We will never forget him or the others who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless You and your Brave Marine..Semper FI!"
S. Grogan of Lakeland, TN

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

"I only knew Kevin for a short while, but he certainly left an impresssion on me. We had a class together at Andrew, only for one semester. We talked during class but never much outside of school. We were not really close, but we weren't strangers. The only time we saw each other was during that hour. When I heard he was killed it hit me pretty hard. Not at first though. I tried to not let it effect me, although those around me could see that it had. I think it was about a week after his death and a number of times fighting back the tears that I just gave in and mourned the loss of my friend. I guess what I am trying to say is that Kevin had character beyond most people. There are those who work an entire lifetime to have such a good spirit and it was as if he was born with it. A person who can have such an effect on someone else in such a short time is someone who will always be dearly missed."
of Tinley Park,IL

"To the Family of Cpl. Clarke:
We have constructed a memorial to the service men and women from Wisconsin and Illinois who have died in Iraq which includes, as of 7/12/05, 112 crosses and Stars of David. We would like your permission to put Kevin's name on one of them.
We have called our display "Arlington Midwest" and it is located in Wisconsin Dells, WI.
It is our expression of mourning for the indescribable loss you have suffered for our country.

If you would like us to do this, please email me at ArlingtonMidwest@yahoo.com.

We invite you to visit Arlington Midwest. I can send you directions and some pictures by email.

"As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us,
as we remember them."
Marty Preston of Wisconsin Dells, WI

"Kevin aka "Superman",
I miss and love you Kevin. You are a hero in so many ways. You were there for everyone whenever they needed. Without you I would never have accomlished as much as I did. Thank you for everything. Until we meet again."
Gina Tenuta of Tinley Park

Friend, Brother but most importantly AMERICAN HERO. i know you are in a better place and i cant wait until the the we unite again. you are the Model American. you and your family deserve only hte best and i want to thank you and your family for giving me the opportunity to know in my eyes, the best man ot ever walk this earth. until we meet again clarke,
nothing but love
Brian omahen of tinley parl il

"Kevin was one of the most outstanding people I ever met. For anyone that ever knew him, they knew it only took meeting Kevin one time to experience what a kind funny and helpful person he was. To him, he not only wanted to help our country but he never stopped helping those he was close to. He was the kind of guy who was really friends with everyone and not just a friend a true friend. He had so much support from all who knew him, and he was close to so many people that this has affected them whole-heartedly. More than anything everyone who knew him was blessed to know him while he was here, and we all now have a extra special guardian angel to watch over us."
jill of mokena,il

"Kevin was one of the most outstanding people I ever met. For anyone that ever knew him, they knew it only took meeting Kevin one time to experience what a kind funny and helpful person he was. To him, he not only wanted to help our country but he never stopped helping those he was close to. He was the kind of guy who was really friends with everyone and not just a friend a true friend. He had so much support from all who knew him, and he was close to so many people that this has affected them whole-heartedly. More than anything everyone who knew him was blessed to know him while he was here, and we all now have a extra special guardian angel to watch over us."
jill of mokena,il

"I am a friend of Kevin's from high school and after. Mr. Clarke, at the wake, called Kevin a gift to the family, there is no greater understatement. Kevin was a gift to every single person who knew him, an clearly a gift to the country he died serving. Those of us who were priviledged to have known Kevin knew what a great friend and person he was, and what a great Marine he would become. Kevin was absolutely the best friend anyone could wish for, always up for a good time, but willing to set you straight if you needed it. This is the memory of Kevin I will carry with me for the rest of my days. I recently visited the site of his internment, and found loose dirt and no head stone, but I found stuck in the ground the ribbon from one of the bouquets at the wake, it said "Dearest Friend" indeed Kevin was the dearest of friends to many, but to a select few of us he was a brother. I was born into this life with 2 older brothers, and 3 younger, one of the younger didn't live beyond birth, but I know that he, in the palm of God's hand welcomed Kevin as family and I know that to this day the two of them are watching over me, and this select group of friends I call brothers. To the Clarke family, there is no way to vocalize the sadness that I feel, or the awe that I have for the strength with which you carried yourselves during this trying time. I offer my love and my deepest sympathies on behalf of many"
Jerry Hannigan, Rob Andrzejak, Clynt Heikes, Dan Rolla, Alex Nero, Matt Tidball, Kenny Mackey, Brittany Heide, Lisa Burke, Mark Ryan, and many others of tinley park, Il/US

You're a true hero, and a role-model to all. You will forever be missed and will always be in our hearts. God Bless.

The Clarke Family & Friends,
May God Bless you. Kevin is a true hero and a great inspiration to all. He will forever be missed. Please know that everyone's thoughts and prayers are with you; we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Before my brother left for Iraq, he told me "Never say Goodbye because Goodbye means forever". Never let go- Kevin's love and spirit will live on it our hearts forever."
Danielle M. of Tinley Park, IL

"To the Clarkes: Losing a loved one as you have lost our beloved Kevin is something you never get OVER--you just get THROUGH. Even while acknowledging that your hearts have been torn out of your bodies, leaving a raw stump, we do rejoice with you in the certainty of being with Kevin again. I have a feeling he'll be greeting us with a smile showing ALL his teeth, asking, "So what took you so long? ... Never mind, come on, let me take you to Jesus."

We love you--we grieve with you--we thank you as Americans for the cost you were willing to pay as Kevin gave his life nominally for freedom, but ultimately for his commitment to following the Lord no matter where He led him."
"Aunt Sue" of Dallas, Texas

"To Kevin and Kevin's Family:

Though you cannot be together now, I pray that you will all again be joined together at the feet of our Heavenly Father.

Kevin, you have paid the extreme sacrifice. My Son Chase is also in the 1/7, A Co. I plan on getting a bracelet with your name to go along with my freedom bracelet.

No words can ease the pain of this loss and I live and pray hoping that no more Marines or their families will have to go through this.

God Bless"
Guy Gustman of Orem, Utah USA

"To the family and friends of Corporal Kevin M. Clarke,

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

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

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

"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

"My son, my friend, my hero,
I have a huge hole in my heart. my pain is overwhelming. I have known no finer man! Your sacrifice saved other Marines. Your courage has inspired many. Your loss has grieved many. I cannot ask WHY you were taken from us, for God has higher purposes than I can fathom. I will not say good-bye to you for this is just a really long deployment and when I'm called home we shall be see God's Glory together! Until the my son, Semper Fi"
Phil Clarke of Tinley Park, IL


I was and still am in shock of hearing about your death. You and I always had a great laugh whether it was in school or outside.....Your smile sticks in my head and reminds me to live every day...I know your up with the Lord watching over us....Keep us safe and we'll be together, one sweet day...watch us on the street as we walk our beat...Your family always has a friend in my heart...so do you....I love you brother..."
Matt N of Tinley park, IL USA

"Kevin, I will love you forever and ever, you will never be forgotten. I am so proud of you and thankful that I got to know you as well as I did. I am a better person for knowing you. To the Clarke family: You raised an amazing young man/ brother. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you and to Kevin. He will never be fogotten."
Paige Nero of Tinley Park, IL

"Thank you for being you. You are a roll model to the young. You will not be forgotten. You are a hero"
friend of Tinley Park, IL

"Thank you brave american Soldier.
Thank you for save the freedom of the whole world.
Thank you from Germany
You are my Hero
Thank you from Ute of Ramstein/Germany"

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

"To Kevin's family- Our heavenly Father gives us the hope to keep living amid the hurt and pain. He only wants the best for his children, and the best for Kevin was to be with Him. Your son is truly a hero, and may your memories of him carry you during this time."
Webster and Ruth Reed (Parents of Jonathan Ray Reed who died in Iraq on January 28, 2005) of Krotz Springs, LA

"we have unfortnately joined a new club of kia children of the war. Being your neighbor brings the pain closer to home.Tinley Park now has 2 angels to watch over the service men and women.Remember the good times with Kevin as I remember the good times with Mike.The pain will never go away but knowing they are watching over us might make the pain less. God bless you and Kevin."
judy sutter of tinley park,il

"Thank you Kevin Clarke, 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. Kevin Clarke:
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 Kevin 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. Kevin Clarke:
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 Kevin, 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