Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Cory Ryan Geurin

18, of Santee, California.
Geurin was standing post on a palace roof in Babylon, Iraq when he fell approximately 60 feet. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on July 15, 2003.

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"I remember very clearly the moment I heard you passed away, my heart sank. You were funny, strong willed, and an all around good human being."
HF of SD, CA

"I still remember our last conversation and last laugh together. When I need motivation or a kick in the *, I still listen to the song that always grounded us, which was one of Cory's favorites, One by Metallica. My oldest son, Corey, who is now 7 is asking more and more questions about why his name is Corey. I just tell him, it is after the best man, friend and true brother I had and is a very special name. Knowing him, sharing the little bit of food and water we had and the jokes has been one of the best memories in my life. He is thought about multiple times a day and still continues to push me to be the best person I can be. I have so much to thank Cory for and his impact is still with me today.

Thank you to Dennis and Darlene for your unselfishness as Cory has impacted so many people and has definitely made this world a better place. His leadership, legacy and compassion for others will carry on into future generations.

Love you and miss you brother."
Daniel Hernandez of MECHANICSBURG, PA

"To Darlene & Dennis War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling, which thinks that nothing is worth war, is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing that is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than him. "Your Son will NEVER BE FORGOT".Lance Cpl.Cory Ryan Geurin August 16 1984~July 15 2003"
Dora Virginia Pedersen of Magnolia Ave Santee

"I still think about Cory on a daily basis and am glad I had the honor of serving with him. He was one of the toughest most demanding people I've met but he was always there when you needed something. I'll never forget him and can't wait to report in to him someday at the Pearly Gates"
Jerry Hamman. 1/7 Baker Co. 3rd Platoon 3rd Squad of Chicago, Il

"Semper Fidelis my brother. May Jesus Bless your family and lived one's with joy and laughter once more as they reflect on your memories. .. Semper Fidelis USMC Vet"
Matthew of CORONA,CA



I just wanted to let you know that I think of you always and thank you for your service and sacrifice. I look forward to seeing you again someday."
Tim Fay of Satellite Beach, Florida

"Hello everyone, Darlene and i just returned from visiting Cory at FORT ROSECRANS.It,s been eleven years since we lost him July 15 2003 and laid him to rest on July 24 2003.
When i was at the cemetery I started remembering all of you. We want to thank you again for all your prayers and thoughts.We will never forget you.
Our hearts are forever broken, there are things that time cannot heal.Corys memory lives stronger each day because of you.

P.S Cory has eight babies named after him and one on the way."
Dennis Geurin of santee ca, usa

"We grew apart after freshman year but I still remember the great times we all had. It saddens me to hear we've lost another good man out there. We all keep you in your hearts always.."
Angeline of Santee

"With everyday that goes by I still think about you. All the good times we had back in high school and all the laughs we shared.can't belive its been 10 yrs. Seems like just yesterday we were all hanging out and having a good time. I miss you brother. Until we meet again u will never be forgotten."
Derek of Santee Ca

I would just 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. After reading all the messages left for you all I can say is that I wish I had the honor of serving with you when I was in the USMC.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"It has been ten years since we lost you and the pain will last forever.
Mom,Angela,Shanna,Lenae and i saw you today at Fort Rosecrans , we laughed,remembered and cried.It was beautiful day to be with you and knowing that you are with us.
We love and miss you Mom and Dad.
8/16/1984 to 7/15/2003"
Dennis Geurin of santee ca

"You will always be remembered as a hero. RIP Cory. Blessings to your family"
Reagan Shenk of Former..santee CA. Currently Denver CO

"Cory I want to start by saying thank you for everything you did to keep me safe and free everyday. Thank you for being such a hero and also being so brave . I never had the chance to meet you but I have heard plenty of stories from my boyfriend Derek. All the memories and laughs will always live on we will celebrate your life everyday and remember everything you did for everyone. Thank you again for everything"
Ashley of Moreno Valley

"You Were A Great Friend . Wish I Could Have Said Goodbye."
Sean Self

"I can't believe it's been 10 years since you were taken from us. I'll always remember Mr. Hoffman's class and debating with you ;) You were a great guy and you were soo proud to serve our country. We will always remember you. God Bless our Fallen Soldier <3"
Kristina Burns-Francisco of Santee, CA

"Ten years have gone by and I still wake up early and think about all the great times back in highschool with our buds..ill never forget you man and goin to the beach and comin up in our young days..still cant sleep.. and try to think about nothing but the good times..but its hard to..I know when we lost you I crawled into a dark hole..Its been hard brother and will miss you always.."
Brandon Riordan of Springfield,Mo

"One of the most special people I have ever come across. Never forgotten brother."
Kyle Pirnat of The Woodlands, TX

"Cory, You and your family are forever in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Ms. Rad."
Andrea Radmilovich of San Diego

"I miss you brother. We were all better for having known you."
PFC Fenner, Adam of Kandahar, Afghanistan

"You are not forgotten!"
MSgt Jay Mattice of Woodbridge, VA

"Cory Ryan (CUZ), there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I miss the good old days of sitting in grandma's back yard and throwing sun flower seeds at each other ;)
It feels like yesterday we were sitting in New York at that chinese restaurant and you told me that you wanted to join the military so that you could help the lives of people over seas. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten and I am forever grateful. I LOVE YOU and miss you."
Lauren Querol of Cincinnati, OH

"On behalf of our family, we honor your ultimate sacrifice."
ET1 Stovall, Kurt USNR of Santee, CA

"rip cory i wish youu were with us still for this memorial day your death was the reason i joined the marines and your passion that you conducted your duties love you always thinking of you and the newspaper job i had with you it seems like i kinda followed you and looked up to you your the most honorable man i ever knew and i wish i was old enough to be in the marines at the same time maybee i could of helped you and sorry for not saying goodbye when you left on that tour i have never let myself get over that we love you sempri fi if any family members would like to contact me sowe can talk and i can get some info email me at matthewleebailey@gmail.com thank you"
matthew kuehl of el cajon ca usa

"Cory- He is gone- Dead- just the way you wanted him. I love and miss you so much. I hope you can rest a bit easier now. I love you always"
Cara of Columbia, MO

"Dear cory,(and other veterans). Thank you for all that you have done for our country. i never really knew you. but, i still feel your presence when we are sitting at the dinner table sharing stories. when im sleeping in your room as i whisper goodnight and thank you cory. I hear your voice in my dreams telling me to take care of your parents for you. thank you for sharing your room and family with me<3 i really wish i got the chance to meet you, but every timei go to your house i realise that some people gave their all for the good of others and that i shoudnt complain and i should count my blessings. Thank you so much for your service and you will be in our hearts forever and always<3"
mary valentine of sandiego california

"Today is the Marine Corps’ birthday, a day of celebration for all marines. Not only is this a day of honor for the living, but also the dead, for the Marine Corps is more than an institution, it is an entity. It is a living organism, composed of the souls of the brave. On this day we can remember those who have gone before us into the final mystery and know that they will live forever in our hearts. The Marine Corps, lives on after our death as a testament to what we were. Would that you were still among us, though now you have flown to the Hall of Valour. There are not words which can approach the greatness of deed, and I would have kept silent that my paltry words not become the basis on which the deeds of one are judged. The death of even one is a matter of such grave import that no words can ever be enough to make known the level of merit one man can achieve.

I only knew Cory vaguely in High School, but I wish that it had been more."
Vance Osterhout of Oceanside CA

"I Just want to thank you Many people dont have the courage you have to do what you do. You will always be remebered and never forgotten

Thank You."
MARTIN CASTRO JUNIOR of San Diego California United State of America

"hey bud leaving this in your memory. thanks for being such a good room mate. thanks for giviving me a awsome 19th birthday. love you bro and still think about you often."
lcpl.nick mclaughlin of st. louis missouri

"Thank you CR Geurin. I am sorry you lost your life. I wish you had come home alive and well. I will always be in your debt. I will never be able to repay you. Thank you Sir!"
Abel Cervantes of Vista, California USA

"Thank you CR Geurin. I am sorry you lost your life. I wish you had come home alive and well. I will always be in your debt. I will never be able to repay you. Thank you. Abel Cervantes, Vista California."
Abel Cervantes of Vista, California USA

"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

Scott Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

""To the family of Cory Ryan Geurin ,I am so sorry for the loss of your love one.He died a hero.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 pray with you or talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church,Rev John B Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015""




"Cory was nothing short of an amazing person. I was a freshman at West Hills when he was a senior. My mom (the school nurse) and I went to a lot of his wrestling meets. Cory was a leader on and off the mat, and he was always a protector. He treated everyone with respect, and was a role model for more people than we will ever know. I know I was one of many people who looked up to him. He went out of his way all the time to make sure that everyone was doing well. I know I didnt know him as well as many other people who have posted here, but I was lucky enough to have met him. Cory, you will forever be missed."
Katie Farra of El Cajon, CA


I gotta tell you man, I miss you. I'm so sorry. I should have been up there with you. I can't believe it's been almost 6 years. I still carry your picture from the day before when you kept stealing my gatorade bottle. It stays in my wallet all the time. I'm sorry I haven't come out to see you yet. I don't know if I can go. You know what I mean. Thanks for being my friend. I don't know of any better. I'll see ya bro."
Adam Hand of Abingdon, Maryland

"RIP Brother. Please watch over Scotty for me. We miss you more then anything. Thanks for all you did Corey."
Anna of Santee


Thanks for our Freedom.
I Honor you."
JC of Alpine,CA

"June 9, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Cory Ryan Geurin:
Cory 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

"Miss you!!!"
Jenny of Santee, Ca

"Semper Fi!"
GySgt Jay Mattice of Buffalo, NY

"Hey brother, I just wanted to say how proud I am of you. I talked to you a week before you fell and I can remember the whole conversation. You said you would come back and visit me in 3 months and that you didn't care what my dad said. You may have only been my half brother and we may not have been that close before you went to Iraq but you have no idea how much I looked forward to your calls. I dont know what you would say about me joining the Marines here in 6 months but I am sure that you would be as proud of me as I was of you. I love you, and you will never be forgotten."
Charles D. Smith of Sherman Texas

Words can not express how I feel about what happened to you that morning you fell from the pallace roof. Every day I asked God why I wasnt beside you at that very moment to grab you as you fell from the ledge. I just want you to know that I love you as a brother and you were the best team leader I ever had. SEMPERFI

To Geurins Father and Mother,
I want you to know he was by far the best Marine I ever served with. He was my fire team leader till the day he passed. I want you to know that I am so sorry about what happened to Geurin. I also want to thank you for giving me the chance to serve with such a great person. God Bless."
CPL Fay, Timothy S. of Melbourne, FL/Brevard County

"Just wanted to say I still wear your hero bracelet and am happy to honor your memory. Thank you for your service."
Holly of Roseburg Oregon USA

"hey i never knew you but i know a friend of yours. megan has told me so much about you. i feel almost as if i know you. i myself am a marine and know what you sacrificed. you are what makes america great. i hope all is well where ever you are. god bless and semper fi"
LCPL Justin Killgore of Kings bay, ga

"A War Not By The Gun

A shot of a gun A loss of a life
All because a war came a flight
But never to think any other way
would bring a friend down all in the same way
Friends still cry
The nation still mourns
Now not for the solder that was torn
But for a man who loved his country
No matter how you die in a war
It's considered as the same
You are a hero to everyone just in your own way
You might not have died from the bullet of another's gun
But you didn't run
Never did you hide from your job you were sent to do
We only have faith in everything you do
But now that you're gone
Our love won't disappear
We now love you more then it could ever appear
Faith keeps us together Love keeps us strong
All because of you we are as one"
marley of el cajon ca

"He was like a big brother to me and he has remained in my heart and the hearts of so many other people that he touched. You are greatly missed, but never forgotten! OOH RAH!!!!"
Megan Fedeli of San Diego

"Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Semper Fi and God Bless"
Jenn of San Diego, California

"Cory was by far the most awesome person i have ever known. He always worked hard at what he did, form little league baseball all the way throught high school Cory always had to perfect himself to be great at whatever he did. I love Cory for who he was and what he stood for..... FREEDOM. My heart still goes out to his family and friends. I cant wait to be with you again brother!!"
John Klemenz of Santee, CA- Phoenix, AZ

Joe Clingan of El Cajon, CA

"Remebering a soldiers dream
remember not my name,
but my mission.
remember not the pain,
but the hope.
remember not my bravery,
but my willingness.
remember not my anger,
but my joy in God.
remember not that I had cried,
but that I had laughed.
remember not that I had died,
but I had lived... the American dream."
A friend of Santee, CA USA

"Life for my family will never be the same- It has taken me until this time to leave a message here. I am so glad to have had Cory in my families lives. He will forever be in our hearts-forever! I often talk about Cory with my son's and I often find them reflecting on memories of Cory. Our hearts will forever ache, everyday, but for Cory we will go on. Thanks to all who serve and their families- Keep the faith"
Cara Smith of Former Santee- Current Columbia MO


"I dont think i met anybody like him. He was the person that I always admired when I was in elementry and he was in high school with my old brother Ryan Kagiwada. Cory had a strong personality and I could never get tired of being in his presence. God bless Cory's family and the rest of the men and women serving in the war."
Tyler of Santee, CA CO,MO

"To all that have left messages on this website, God Bless and thank you. I am just now able to read the messages that have been left. I didn't realize how many lives Cory touched in his all to short life. We always knew he was special, but hearing from you all makes us even more proud.
Many of you are familiar, you have been in our home as a friend to our son. I will always cherish those memories of , wrestling matches, little league baseball and making pancakes on Saturday morning for whoever Cory happen to invite over.

Cory was our pride and joy, our life. These last two years without him have been a nightmare. But it is people like you who help ease that pain and help us remember that he died doing what he wanted to do, being a Marine and defending our country. He made a difference in the world both here at home and in Iraq. We are reminded that his dad and I are not the only ones grieving for him. We are reminded that there are people in this country who are thankful for the job he did and the sacrifice he made and the sacrifice other young people continue to make by serving their country.

TO his military friends I say GOd Bless you for your bravery,honor and committment. May he keep you safe and return you unharmed to the arms of your mother and father and the people who love you.

Semper Fi and God Bless
Mrs. Darlene Geurin
Cory's mom"
Darlene Geurin of Santee, CA, USA

"I am sorry about your loss. Just remember to never lose hope and to keep going in life. May God bless you!!!"
Cassie of Bridgeport, Texas

"I heard of a site called herobracelets.org. they put the name, rank, date of passing and branch of service on a black bracelet. I ordered two and cory is one of them, my wife is wearing cory's bracelet. I want corys family to know that their sons life and service will always be remembered and honored by myself and my wife."
clinton and holly waddell of roseburg, or

"To Cory's Mom and Dad;
I am saddened greatly after hearing of the death of your son. My son, Aaron just found out last week and relayed the news to me. I do not claim to know the anguish and grief that you have felt and are still feeling as a result of Cory's passsing. I do know that Cory touched my life and was a pleasure to have around. Aaron and he spent countless hours together playing and goofing off, as young boys. Aaron sure enjoyed being at your house. I will be praying for you and the family. May God comfort you and bless you. "No greater love hath a man then he give up his life for a friend"."
Mark Luhr of Santee, Ca

"I was Cory's best friend from childhood...We were pretty much brothers. We somewhat lost contact on behalf of living far from each other. I just recently found out about his death. He was one of the best friends I have ever had. The world is a worse place without him. He was a good man with a lot of dedication for whatever he was doing."
Aaron Luhr of El Cajon, Ca

"I didn't know Cory but he is greatly missed, I lost my brother-in law in November 2003.We love you and you are deeply missed."
Antoinette Brooks of Stone Mountain, Georgia

"I had the wonderful opportunity to live with Cory and his famliy for a short time the summer after our graduation from High school. They treated me just like I was part of the family. I had some of the best times of my life that summer. Cory was such an awesome guy! He always knew how to make me laugh! I just wish that I could have told him that I'm sorry for how I treated him shortly before and during boot camp..... I hope he knew how much I care for him. I hope his family knows how much I care for them too. Cory is truely my Hero."
Taylor Looney-Roberts of Santee, Ca

"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.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, 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 Soldier!!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

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

"Lance had good reports from all of his comanding officers like that he never was getting in trouble. One of his buddies from boot camp in McAllen, Texas said that he really put his life to the marines."
7th grade Student of Barker Middle School

"I have never meet Cory or his family but I am fighting for the same thing he was in the US Army I lost friends of my own in this war. Even though I have never meet Cory I consider him a lost brother in arms. I would like thank Cory and his family for their love and dedication to this GREAT country. God bless you!"
ARMY Pfc Joseph Perry of Alpine, CA

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

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

"To the Family of Cory Ryan Geurin, We miss Cory. I don’t’ think there is a day when we don’t think of him and you, sometimes the pain can be overwhelming, but Cory provides us with inner strength, we knew him, and in knowing him he wouldn’t allow anyone around him to be unhappy. He would do something to get a smile out of you. Cory was A Good Man, A Good Marine and A Good Son. It has been an honor to know him and the both of you. He brought so much joy when he would drop by for his regular visits and give the Cory updates. He was a Gift from God who touched so many lives in ways we will never understand. He gave his physical being in support of a just and honorable cause. We believe his sprit is still with us. As the rain touches our face, a cool breeze by our ear a bright beautiful butterfly lands and allows us to see its splendor in the cascading sunshine. Just as Cory appreciated these small gifts. Cory’s graciousness his tenderness and his true inner love for his family, friends and comrades shown were ever he was. His sprit will live with us forever for if a man is remembered his sprit shall live forever."
The Strouse Family of Santee, CA

"Fighting side by side with Cory in Iraq is something I will never forget, he made my job as squad leader much easier.
Cory had a drive inside him that enabled him to be the best, and to demand the best from his marines. He had things that you can't teach; character, honor, and selfless love for his brothers. I had a chance to talk with him a couple nights before he fell, and I am thankfull that we were able to talk as friends and brothers as opposed to senior and junior. He did a great job and I never really told him that until that night, and I want to tell his family that we did all we could and that he was my right hand man.
I love cory like a little brother and as a peer, but also as a marine. To those who don't know him, it is too bad.
He was a stone in all of our ponds, and the ripples from that stone continue to touch all of us. Cory wrote a quote on his post, " I shall not fear death, for it is a part of life. " To a great man and friend.. Semper Fidelis,
Cpl Jake Thomas, baker co. 1/7 1st sqd ldr..."
jake thomas of 29 palms, CA, USA

"Cory Geurin was a great friend to have, always made me laugh in class. I just found out today that he passed. Cory well always be in my heart.To Cory parents my condolences go to you.I will never forget all the good times we had during high school. love you"
Joey Hornberger of San Diego

"I've never met L.CPL Geurin, but I had the honor to meet his father today as he brought L.CPL Geurin's best friend and sister to visit him at the cemetery. As his father spoke to me, I was very touched and wished I'd met his son. Mr. Geurin, a man I had never met before, was filled with so much love as he hugged me goodbye. After his family left I decided to go look for L.CPL Geurin's resting place and pay my respects. Miraculously I was lead right to it. As an Honor guard member I attend many funerals, but the short conversation I had with Mr. Geurin about his son will stay with me forever. He told me to do him a favor, to hug all my love ones before I leave on my call of duty. I realized something so simple can be so meaningful. Mr. Geurin do me a favor, and continue to spread the love and memory you have for your son. Your son and your words will always be with me. All our soldiers just want to be appreciated, loved, and remembered. L.CPL Cory Geurin I hope I have the honors of meeting you someday. Semper Fi."
SPC Abraham, E. of San Diego, Ca/USA

"Thank you Cory Geurin, 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

"I saw someone running the Philadelphia Marathon in honor of Cory Geurin so I looked up the details. Cory, thank you from a civilian enjoying freedoms you laid down your life for."
of Washington, DC

"One day towards graduation at SOI I was by myself on the rack, just thinking a lot, feeling not so good. All of a sudden a MARINE from the same barracks walked up to me, he asked me if I was thinking about the war, I told him yes, I dont recall in exact words what he said after that, probably, "dont worry im with you" something of that meaning, but somehow that moment meant SO MUCH to me. The Marine was Guerin. Didnt hang out or talked to him that much. I talked to him enough to know that he's a Californian like me, and a little bit about libo etc. Heard that he died when I was in Iraq, But if his family, friends, or whoever that knows this man is reading this. Just want to tell you that he's a good MARINE, and I'll always remember the MAN. With all respect, rest in peace brother. Semper Fi."

"I went to boot camp with Geurin (PLT 2102) and to SOI with him (Delta Co.). I can tell you, nothing meant more to Geurin than being a Marine, and doing his job.
He was a professional at what he did, had great honor, courage, and commitment to being a Marine and a defender of our nation.
From the first time I met him in boot camp, I knew this was an exceptional Marine. He gave his life for us, and for other Marines.
Semper Fi Geurin and Oooo Rah"
LCpl Vargas, A of McAllen, TX

"There is no need 2 worry;) "The overall situation in Iraq is improving daily" president bush... how fast... as much as possible."

"Cory was a excellent Marine and an awesome friend. I went to the School of Infantry with him. We hung out all the time when we got done training. One of the best times of SOI was at his house. God Bless. He died doing what he loved to do, defending his country. SEMPER FI and GODSPEED--Lcpl HIRSCH, SCOTT U.S.M.C."
Lcpl Hirsch, Scott pfchirsch@mail.marinecorps.com of Kingsbay, GA USMC INFANTRY

"I would like to thank you for allowing my son into your lives and giving him a younger brother that he always wanted. They had such great times together and Cory taught him a lot. Wrestling was a great time for them both including Prom, Graduation and the girls at the beach. Cory's smile and great outlook on life will be missed greatly. Thank you again for having such a beautiful son and sharing him with many others."
Debbie Timmons Proud Mother of AIC Marc N Major & Sgt Ricardo Meza III of Windsor, CA

"Cory was my best friend. I lived with him and his parents for the end part of my senior year. He taught me more than he could have ever known. He was like my other brother and I loved him like he was blood. I will miss him greatly and cherish every moment we spent together Prom, Graduation and of course Christmas. I miss you bro rest in peace."
A1C Marc N. Major of Deployed-Pakistan

"Marine Lance Cpl. Cory Ryan Geurin

This is the young man that we lost.

No words can tell more than those that Cory’s Sister said durning his service. “(There are many here today some that knew Cory, and others that did not, for those that did not know him I am sorry, and those that did)”-
Well I can say I was one of the lucky ones that had the honor of knowing him. Cory was an incredible Energy- fun loving -up beat and always had a smile on his face, a beam of sunshine in the lives of all that knew him.
He will be so missed by all, for to know Cory, was to love Cory- God Bless You CORY! For you will always be remembered.
To my Son, and all of Cory’s friends, Remember his smile remember how it would make you smile, remember laughing together as you were clowning around, Remember how Proud and Grand he would walk around. What an honor it is to have spent time with him, Remember the person he was to you, And learn from the person he had become. He will live in our Hearts always.
To his parents -there are no words that can express comfort to you both at this time, with your tragic loss, my heart goes out to you.

Cory makes us all proud to be AMERICANS!!!!!"
Pam Humphries (John Klemenz) of Santee, CA/USA

"To the Family you are in my prayers...May God bless you. I do want to say it was a honor to have him in our military Thanks for serving our country"
Stacey (Proud Army Wife) of Zephyrhills,Florida

"I don't know what to say except I think it's important to acknowledge the sacrifice Cory made. My heart goes out to his family and friends. He won't be forgotten. May God bless and offer you comfort."

"To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Cory Geurin:
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 Cory 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. Cory Geurin:
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 Cory, 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