Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Gregory P. Huxley, Jr.

19, of Forestport, New York.
Killed by enemy fire in Iraq. He was assigned to B Company, 317th Engineer Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia. Died on April 6, 2003.

Pictured with friend Danielle Scholl

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"Huxley I THANK YOU for your service and your sacrifice, the ultimate sacrifice, the one that you gave, and the one your family gave. Not only for me, but for my family and loved ones, and countless others. Others you didn't even know, Americans and foreigners alike. I served with you in B Company and talked to you a few times but nothing major. Was the HEMTT driver. I remember 06APR like it was yesterday. We all miss you and thank you. You are not forgotten by none of us and never will be."
Wesley Malone of Los Angeles , CA

"Always think of you cousin"
vanessa teti of Las vegas

"I remember getting word of the loss, we were just barely behind when the attack took place. My battle buddy was close with Hux.....it was hard to imagine this would happen to him. We fought hard in your absence brother and we always keep you in our prayers 20 years later. We stopped and saw what had happened, I will never forget that day until the day I die. God Bless you brother and I wish blessings for your family. Love you like a brother!"
Chris Gieber of Humboldt, Iowa

"For those who still come, and leave/read these messages! My family would love to hear from you! Please send us a letter, 4023 Nightengale St forestport NY 13338"
Nicole (Huxley) James (Sister) of FORESTPORT NY

"20 YEARS today! Said an extra prayer hanging Old Glory out this morning. Peace & prayers to all."
Tim & Colleen Moylan of New Hartford, NY

"Hey Hux! Wanted you to know we miss you, brother. Matt has two kids now and we remember you every day. I believe that as long as we keep you in our thoughts and hearts, and as long as we speak your name, you'll never be gone. Rest easy knowing that we'll all be together one day."
Jeff of Gainesville

"My son was in Iraq with PFC Huxley. I remember like it was yesterday the day my son told me that PFC Huxley had been killed. I praise and thank God that my son came home and I mourn and weep for all the mothers whose sons and daughters did not come home. PFC Huxley made a lifelong impression on my son and our family. Rest In Peace."
Barbara Guerin of Reno, NV

"Greg is one of the kindest people I knew in school, we hung in the same circle of friends I still think of how great of a person he is. We love you brother."
Matthew Dias of Boonville,NY,Oneida

"13 years and it seems like yesterday. :-(
Peace and prayers to all."
Tim & Colleen Moylan Family of New Hartford, NY

"I went thru basic in 2002 with this great young man in Fort LeanordWood Missouri..... I remember his kindness and love for America and fellow solders.... He spoke highly of his family and marriage(I was invited to the wedding) I won't ever forget him not do I want to, he was a helper.... I remember in basic I needed some cash and a watch.... On a mission for fatty cakes he loaned me 10$ and loaned me a watch.... And he said return to me in the future when we meet up.... Well I carry a heavy burden of this watch and 10$ because in April 2003 when my company was in Iraq I ran into a fellow basic training roommate(Bennit twin) and he informed me of the losing of PFC Huxley..... You are remembered and missed Brother........ E-4 Sewell"
William Sewell jr of Fenton Michigan

"The day it happened your name could not be released due to notification of the family first. What? We all wondered. We are on the battle field and you can't tell us which one of us was gone. We prayed for you all day not knowing it was you. We prayed that there would not be another. A very hard day for us to sit on the battle field knowing somebody (one of us) was not with us any longer. When you arrived on the camp we all bowed our heads and prayed more. You will never be forgotten. All of your battle buddies that were on ground that day will forever carry you and that day in our hearts and mind. I met you only once and it was just a nod and a smile, and that's the picture I have burned in my mind. That's the picture I will carry with me. My prayers for your parents and sisters every year at this time."
Hightower of 317th ENG HHC

"Hello Huxley bro sorry it took me so long but Doc Carter here not a day goes by I don't think of you my bro lost n never forgotten"
Nicholas Carter "DOC" of COLUMBUS GA

"Hello Huxley bro sorry it took me so Kong but Doc Carter here not a day goes by I don't think of you my bro lost n never forgotten"
Nicholas Carter "DOC" of COLUMBUS GA

""All I can think to say is Thank You. Your sacrifice made an impact on more people than you could have ever known. Rest easy friend.""
MSgt Jarred M. Jackson of St. Louis, MO

"We think of, and pray for, PFC Huxley and his dear family often through the year, and, more deeply, as the anniversary of his loss approaches. God Bless you."
A military family of New York, New York

"I didn't write you this year even though 11 years later i think of you. The world has changed so much since then. I have a 3 year old son now i love more than anything. I wish you could have lived to have enjoyed sons and daughters. I don't think any of us expected to make it back alive that time or through the future deployments. I hope your family has found peace and happiness even though you are gone. It could have been any or all of us that day. I dont believe in an after life but you have touched alot of people for the better with your sacrifice. If there is an afterlife you owe me 5 bucks for the smokes lol. Till then."
Garrett Rightnowar of Bluford, IL

"Not a day passes... It's likes it was yesterday. You live as long as we don't forget. I see names on these messages that I haven't seen in many years. It's comforting to know I'm not the only one carrying you through my life. RIP"
John Hardman of Texas

"My name is Marsha Sage. I was in 317 th Engineers with PFC Huxley. I was the one who picked you up from Brigade and brought you to our battalion . We only had one short conversation that day but I had told you we were getting deployed shortly, and the look on your face was complete fear. I tried to reinsure you that everything would be fine, and everything would be ok. I wish I had never told you that because it wasn't fine, and it wasn't ok. You gave the sacrifice of your life your this country. Today is Memorial Day, as we all gather with family and friends I know what our prayer will be and that is to thank God for our servicemen and woman who have served and who have given all for our nation and freedom, forever in my heart RIP!"
Marsha Sage of Hartford NY

"I served with 3 17th when you came in from basic PFC. Huxley. I was one of soldiers who helped to get you ready for the deployment prior to going overseas. I barely knew you. But you are always on my mind when my thoughts turn to our fallen. You have not been forgotten. You will not be forgotten. You may not know this...I was one of the soldiers who was not deployed with you. I was left stateside. But when we found you had fallen we took it upon ourselves to try to do something to honor you. I made the shadow box for your family to hold your flag. Something so simple but it has always stayed with me. I'm am saddened to know that your family lost yoy. I'm sorry I didn't know you better. I'm sorry I couldn't do anything more to honor you than something so simple and small. But I will always be remembered by me."
SPC. WILSON. of Everett Wa

"My son served with PFC Huxley. He was there the day PFC Huxley was killed. It touched him deeply. My son remembers PFC Huxley with pride to this very day."
Barbara of Nevada

"11 years ago... I can't believe its been that long. I told more friends today about Huxley and his sacrifice and asked them to pray for our soldiers. God bless the family of Greg Huxley Jr. and his memory. God bless all of our brothers and sisters in arms."
Mark Walker Jr. of Marysville, WA / USA

"11 years ago we lost a young bright Soldier while at war in Iraq. I can only think and dream of what he would be doing today. I know that today is a day that is heavy on Greg and Mary heart the great parent of PFC Gregory Huxley so as you look back on the days when Huxley was running around the house playing little Solder. He is looking down on you from Heaven protecting you always. Thinking about Huxley and the Huxley family."
Lonnie Roberts of FT. Polk LA.

"i am the parent of two soldiers, one of whom fought alongside PFC Huxley in April 2003. Please know that his sacrifice is held close to their hearts, and mine. My prayers at Sunday mass always include him."
A military parent of New York, New York

"Tonight i find myself thinking of you and the way things were 10 years ago in that horrible hell hole and the events of that day and the things that followed even after your death. There were many instances that day i think most of us thought that that was the end. i remember sitting in your blood filled track while mortars were falling around us and looking at the other guys in the track without saying a word we all were thinking the same thing. Had we died that day together it would have been comforting at least to know i was going out with my brothers as you did. I have a wonderful son now and i wish you were alive to have a family today but because of your sacrifice that day everyone in that vehicle had the chance to live a full and happy life and for that i am thankful. I wish peace upon your family this holiday season and that they know you will never be forgoten."
Garrett Rightnowar of Bluford, Il

"As many have already written, we all remember Private Huxley and will never forget his last full measure given on 6 April 2003. I will attend the sapper memorial at Fort Leonard Wood tomorrow where Greg's name is the second one on the memorial wall. I will once again say a prayer for Greg and his family who I met in 2004 in NY."
Robert Tipton, Commander of the 317th in OIF I


"My name is Kevin Fuller; I met Greg in my first week in Kuwait at the weapons range doing some zeroing after I met up with the unit. He was quick to take me in as a friend and good for me, because I just got there and didn't know anyone. Greg was quick to make someone feel not-so-alone. I remember SGT V and SSG Miller kinda held out on telling me what happened for a day or two, because they didn't want me to be thinking about that with the situation we were all in. But, none the less you were a great friend and I hope your resting in peace at a better place."
SPC. Fuller (Dirty 3rd!!!) of Clearwater, FL

"My name is Nick Inman, I went to basic with Huxley and also had the honor of serving with him in Iraq with the 317th. I miss ya buddy!!

Always your friend and brother"
Nick Inman of Lakewood, CO

"My name is Alex Buckingham I am 13 years old and Greg was like a brother to me he is also my hero not only because he fought for my country but because he helped my family while in need by supplying us with a caravan before he went to Iraq. Also by giving both my two sisters and I a $5,000 college schoolership each. So that is why Gregory P. Huxley Jr. is my hero."
Alexander J. Buckingham of Boonville, New York

"Memorial Day 2012. Thinking of you and your family today. I'll never forget you. Thank you for your sacrifice. To your family: God bless you all and thank you."
SPC (ret) Mark Walker Jr of Snohomish, WA

"Memorial Day May 28, 2012 & I still think of you all day! You will never be forgotten Gregy Poo..Love & Miss you more & more everyday!! Wish you could meet the beautiful children I have made. I hope you have met my father up in heaven and you guys are watching down on me. Love & Miss you!!"
Amber of Rome, NY

"Memorial Day 2012 and no one has forgotten you man. Thank you and God rest your soul."
D Kopczenski of Boonville, NY

"Memorial Day 2012, Hux. Matt has a son now. I never thought he'd be a dad either.He's coming over today and we'll raise a glass to you, Carter, Ruth and Nap. I hope you know that there isn't day that passes with a thought of you. I wear your bracelet dude."
Jeff of Gainesville, Fl

"Hey brother...hard to believe its been almost 10 yrs. It hasnt gotten any easier..seems like a lifetime ago and at the same time feels like yesterday. If that makes sense.."By Industry and Honor""
Golino(Knight Wrench Aco 317th Eng Bn 3rd BCT 3rd ID) of USA

"I watched a grouchymedia video, with music by Nickelback again today. My son was in Iraq in 2003 and went back again and finally to Afghanistan, before he finally came home. Private Huxley is memorialized in that video, that makes it an unending tribute to his sacrifice and his memory. I'll always remember him. His sacrifice and all the others will be remembered in the aftermath of 911. I wish his family peace as they endure the 9th year after his sacrifice. "No greater love hath a man than he who lays down his life for his brother". I don't know if it's biblical or not, but it certainly fits. I thank all of my former brothers and sisters in arms for their sacrifices. Peace"
Roger Ouellette, MSgt, USAF (Retired) of Las Vegas, Nevada

""Whoever does not have the stomach for this fight, let him depart.Give him money to speed his departure as we wish not to die in that man's company.Whoever lives past today and comes home safely will rouse himself every year on this day, show his neighbor his scars, and tell embellished stories of all their great feats of battle.These stories will teach his son, and from this day until the end of the world, we shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for whoever has shed his blood with me shall be my brother. And those men, afraid to go, will think themselves lesser men as they hear of how we fought and died together."
-Henry V, William Shakespeare
Be thou at peace"
Bulldog 26 of Farah, Afghanistan

"April 6, 2012 - Nine years have gone by...still think of you on this day. R.I.P."
Chris M - Bulldog 36 of Salt lake City, UT

"If any of Greg's Dirty 3rd come to this site please contact me. jamenb42@yahoo.com My family would really like to hear from you."
Nicole his sister

"greg i miss you kid...life has came so far since high school most of us are married with kids now..had my little boy in october of 2011. he already knows all about u he may be to little to understand but when he gets old enough ill make sure he knows. wish you were here buddy we have all drifted apart since high school not sure what the rest of the crew has been up to but ah such is life. ill talk to you again soon big guy keep on keeping watch over our shoulders big guy"
steve rice of tully ny

"Hey Huxley, I only met you once in Kuwait after we rolled out of the kabal before we LDed. I knew SSG Roberts well from ODS 02-02 the previous summer. People use his picture all the time for Veterans's Day - the one with a tear in his eye at your memorial. As a veteran, I was going to give a speech about my role as a Topo Analyst at our office VD celebration. But after I saw SSG Rob's picture during the presentation, I ran out during a break and grabbed some pictures of you, your team, and your memorial - and I told your story. I told them that it was your sacrifice behind the tear in SSG Rob's eye. I told them that it was because of you that we have that famous picture - not because your death made SSG Rob cry - but because of your sacrifice, SSG Rob was alive to cry that tear. You are not forgotten. Rest in peace."
Matthew Dorsey of Albuquerque, NM

"9-11-2011: On the tenth anniversary of when this madness all started, in my house, there is a candle burning for you. There have been many over the years. Unfortunately, we only got to share a few words. But you always seemed like a gentle and reasonable soul. Few people can be credited with those qualities. Though I did not know you well, I had the grim honor of carrying you when you arrived at the Arab Petroleum Training Institute. Not a day has gone by that I have not recollected that cloudy April afternoon or the long night that followed. What happened to you should not happen to people.

My heart goes out to your family today as on all days. I, and countless others remember what you sacrificed.

Ben Bredfeldt

Bulldog 44 (SGT; A&O Plt; B-317; TF- 2-69; 3BCT; 3ID)
of Rolling Meadows IL

"I am humbled. I did not know Greg. But I and my family will always be in debt to you and your fellow brothers in arms. Thank you Greg... Some day I may thank you face to face. For now, bless you n may you find great comfort and peace with our God and may He watch closely over your family."
Bill Duffy of Edmonds, WA

"Hey man, we all miss u. Hopefully soon I can come up with the money to put your brick in the state fair memorial this summer.."
Vinnie DePaul of Syracuse ny

"Matt and I still think about Benning, Greg. All of the guys miss you so much hoss and there is not a day we don't remember you. God bless you."
Jeff Dissell of Gainesville, FL

"Thinking of you on Memorial Day - May 30, 2011"
Chris M of Salt Lake City, UT

"Happy Memorial Day bud. I still keep you in my prayers and my heart. I still wear your bracelet to let others know the sacrifice that was made. God bless your family and friends as we honor you today."
Mark Walker Jr of Lynnwood, WA

"We got him buddy we got him....rest easy man knowing your work is done...love ya man."
Steven curtis of Tully.ny. USA

"God bless you, Son. Your name and all you gave for us will always be in our thoughts."
A military family of Staten Island, New York

"Adieu O soldier,
You of the rude campaigning, (which we shared,)
The rapid march, the life of the camp,
The hot contention of opposing fronts, the long manoeuvre,
Red battles with their slaughter, the stimulus, the strong terrific game,
Spell of all brave and manly hearts, the trains of time through you
and like of you all fill'd,
With war and war's expression.

Adieu dear comrade,
Your mission is fulfill'd--but I, more warlike,
Myself and this contentious soul of mine,
Still on our own campaigning bound,
Through untried roads with ambushes opponents lined,
Through many a sharp defeat and many a crisis, often baffled,
Here marching, ever marching on, a war fight out--aye here,
To fiercer, weightier battles give expression. -Walt Whitman

You are remembered always."
Bulldog 26 of West Point, NY

"Today is your Birthday!...i was thinking of you all day!!....you are soo sadly missed!"
Sarah of Oriskany NY

"Ignorence is bliss! A staement I can now say from the bottom of my heart. You were the first Soldier that I lost during combat, but not the last. Your passing has shaped the path of many men, some have gained clarity in life and others have lost track in the meaning of it. I for one have found strenght and guidance in your loss. You have given us all a reason to remember, some will cry and others will laugh! I will take a hard look in the mirror and remember that, I have a wife, a son and soon a daughter, because of great Americans like yourself, and for that you will forever hold a special place in this heavy heart. With each fallen Soldier my mind breaks a little more, but my chest swells with pride to have served beside so many great men. I continue to fight, not for my country or any other country but for the men that stand next to me when the metal meets the meat! Thank you for standing next to me! As for all the loved ones of PFC Huxley keep your chin held high for there is a piece of him in all of us! May you all lead full and happy lives so that the ones who have been cut short may rest in peace! "Freedom is not Free""
The Heavy Heart of a Broken Mind

"Hey Hux man it is taken me some time to get on here and actually write something. Me and Hux were pretty good friends (mostly because he would always trade me peanut butter for jalepeno chesse)We had some great time in a bad situation. My heart droped when I heard through my CVC that your track took a RPG I just remember running to your vehicle. Your crew was wounded. And ... I am going to end it there. I tried everything I could. I did. I didnt want to stop. I hope you are somewhere better now"
Spc Ricardo Jose Butierres of San Antonio, TX

"Hey Buddy . 7 yrs later and this is pretty pathetic this is my first writing on here. But I was thinking of you. Out of no where the other day I picked up a hacky sack and started playing then you popped into my head then all the good times we had in high school where we would Hack in the morning, lunch, after school and pretty much any time we all had a chance. But hey I wont lie this is prob the only time I'll write on this web page because really the only way you can hear us now is in our thoughts. See you some time in the future man. Don't worry I'll bring the hack :)"
Eddie of Boonville, Ny

"I ment to leave a message yesterday....but here i am today!....i cannot believe it has been SEVEN years....you are sadley missed...and i know you are watching over us all...its crazy how we all have grown up...and have kids...and have moved on..i wonder what you would be doing..."
Sarah Johnston of Oriskany, NY

"April 6, 2010...7 years later and I still think of you and your sacrifice on this day."
MAJ Chris McGrail of Salt Lake City, UT

"well bro its been almost 7 years..it feels like forever..i still think about you often wondering what we would be doing now if you were still alive. the bonfires,drinking, playing hack. the good ole times. the group has drifted apart since you been gone. i havent seen em in forever..youll always be missed man.."
steven rice of tully ny

"I've never forgotten you! I have your Dog Tags tattooed on my left shoulder to remind of your heroism! As I leave for Afghanistan this week I know you are with me. Watch over me and help keep me safe my friend."
MSG Gaskins of Fort Carson, CO

"R.I.P cuzz we all miss you very much"
Tank of clearwater fl

"Friday, August 14,2009 @ 1529hrs
Hey Hux, sorry I have never visited until now. Well, I just wanted to leave a short message to let you know you are not forgotten. My name is Raymond Ramos, you and I never spoke but I knew of you. We were in the same company, except I was in A&O Platoon as the PLT SGT Driver and Unit Armor. It's always sad when we lose a friend, brother, son, soldier, but I think it is even more sad when we lose them at such a young age. I can remember the day the news came over the comms of your passing. I was driving my deuce and half with Sgt. Bretfelt as my TC following behing an AVLB driven by Sgt. Torres Carr. We were taking some small arms fire as we trekked up the road to a complex where the rest of the Task Force later linked up. I remember as we started to settle in, one of our fuel tankers was hit and exploded. A state of chaos insued and bullets began to fly. Everyone was screaming and yelling and running in all directions. Looking around I remember tring to find SSGT. Charles Warner to see if I could join the firefight at the gates but instead he directed me start adding the wounded inside the compound into the auditorium. Walking down the hallway, painted red with blood from our brothers in arms, it all seemed so unreal to me at the time. There I found SGT. Barker who was sitting in a chair, his uniform leg ripped, his dirty blood stained Chemical Suit with his gun by his side, and a blank glaze upon his face. I went to see how he was doing, even though it know it was not good. I wanted him to know that he was not alone. Later that night your body was brought to us. I couldn't belive what I was hearing from some of the leadership. They said the only way we could risk transporting your body to the rear was to stuff you in a Bradley which meant they would have to stand you up in order to fit for transport. RIDICULOUS! SFC. Donald Gaskins and SSGT. Warner along with the other NCOs stood up for you and said "NO F**king way!" So we brought you in and set you in a room to be guarded at all times (and you were a heavy SOB might I add). Then after what seemed like weeks, SFC Gaskins was able to pull some strings and we were able to finally send you on your way home. After most of the fighting had began to slow, there was a memorial held in yours and the others who had sacrificed their lives honor. I was given the honor of displaying our Battion Colors along-side the American Flag. At a moment when one must show the upmost disicipline and bearing, I found myself unable to keep the tears from falling down my face. Everytime I hear of Iraq or the war or terrorism, everytime I see a commercial on TV for the Army or I see a yellow ribbon on a car or in front of a house, everytime I hear TAPS or see our flag at half mast, and now, everytime I see my younger brother who has just joined the Army, I think about you and how brave a young man you are. To your family, I tip my hat to you for raising such a strong selfless loving man. For your son has given us a gift, a gift of life and liberty. God Bless You All.
Raymond Ramos of San Antonio, TX

"Hey Hux. I just wanted to let you know that you're here in our hearts and that Matt now wears the bracelet I gave him with your name on it. We won't forget...ever."
Jeff of Gainesville, FL

"Greg, i miss you so much. I cant believe its been 6 years. I grew up with you, you basically raised me, until the day you left for the army. You were my big brother, through thick and thin. And i would give anything to have you back. I love you, from the bottom of my heart, and im never going to let your memory fade. Your plaque is on our walls in school, and on the april sixth, me and Myra, make sure everyone has their shirts your mom printed on. Your going to be in our hearts, forever. And i hope you know that youve made such and impact on the lives of so many people. You are my hero. And i love you so much. I thank you for everything you did, and gave me. I hope yoou know this. I love you Gregory P Huxley Jr. Forever, and Always. <3"
Bryana. of Forestport

"The lessons I have learned from 06 Apr 03 have guided me since that day. Huxley I hope that you know that your life has helped to shape the course of others that I have been around. Your loss will never be forgotten. Wolfpack!!"
Randy Ashby of West Point, NY

"whats up hucka a buck (thats what ssg roberts use to call him) its been six years. it doesnt seem that long. time flys man and i wish you were here to enjoy it im in school now. im going to be a nurse. cool huh. well your anniversary just past and i wanted to thank you for what you did cause if it wasnt for you me, ssg rob, ssg johnson, ssg barker(my boy) alverez, mac, and hall would of die and we are for ever in your debt. we love you man till next time (DIRTY 3RD) someone from my old squad e-mail me jesseblancarte99@yahoo.com"
Jesse Blancarte of Adrian,mi

"I was with PFC Huxley the day he died. I fought through many battles to ensure he would return home to rest in peace with his loved ones. He will remain forever embeded within my heart and memories as a fallen hero. I have his Dog Tags engraved on my left shoulder to remind me of the ultimate sacrifice he made on April 6, 2003. He is watching over us all from heaven above."
SFC(P) Donald Gaskins of Sinai, Egypt

"Greggy...I haven't been on here in a long while but I just wanted to say hi!
I miss you so much... almost 6 years since you left us...you are always on my mind!"
LW of NY

"I watched "Taking Chance" the other night and my mind drifted back to 6 April when we were robbed of an up and coming Soldier. I know that Hucklebuck was cared for every step of the way back home...miss you man. I think of you when I'm out flying the Army whirly birds...you laid down your life so that I may have mine"
WO1 Shawn M. Johnson of Ft. Rucker, AL USA

"Almost six years have past and I can still remember everything from that day. The smells, sounds, and the sight of your APC getting hit about a dozen vehicles in front of me.Many other memories I have of OIF1, but that one stay's with me all the time. I remember running into Sgt.Barker at the BDE TOC a day or two after and talked for a few and I for some reason couldnt say your name. But a mutual look of sorrow said more than words ever could. I'll keep you with me brother, till the end."
Mike Golino of South Carolina

"My name is jesse blancarte and i was one of Gregory Huxley's team leaders. And i also was sitting right next to him when we were hit with the rpg. I just want to let everyone know who knew him, to never let his memory fade, cause i wont. R.I.P Huxley. 3rd squad, 2nd platoon, Bco 317 engineers. (Dirty 3rd)"
Jesse Blancarte of Adrian, MI

"My name is jesse blancarte and i was one of Gregory Huxley's team leaders. And i also was sitting right next to him when we were hit with the rpg. I just want to let everyone know who knew him, to never let his memory fade, cause i wont. R.I.P Huxley. 3rd squad, 2nd platoon, Bco 317 engineers. (D-block)"
Jesse Blancarte of Adrian, MI

"Gregory Jr, and family,
Greg, I am your father's cousin, Kim. I just wanted you and your family to know that during this month of November, the month of remembrance, your picture and name is on our Church's altar and book as it has been ever since you died. I did not know you well, but after reading these messages left here, I know you were an extraordinary individual. love to you and your family, Kimberley Malone Dougherty"
Kimberley Dougherty of WestDeptford, NJ

"As I sit here in Iraq for my third tour I can't help but think of Greg and his family. You have been in my heart and in my mind as I try to continue the proud tradition of serving our great nation. Thank you for all you have done. My sister Karen still lives right around the corner from the Huxley home in Forestport where I grew up as a young boy. Every time I come home I will pay my respects to our young hero who paid the ultimate price for freedom.

Best regards, Major Bill Roberts."
Major Bill Roberts of Baghdad, Iraq

"You will never be forgotten...Today is memorial day...and i cant wait to go to your grave tomorrow....you still are my hero..."
Sarah of Forestport, Ny

"I was Private Huxley's medic during OIF I, I remember he always had some funny joke to tell or just come to bullshit and bum a smoke from me and say "whats up?" I will never forget the day he died. We were so happy that no one had gotten injured or killed. We were so close to baghdad and we only had one more hard push and we would be there. Because of him everyone in his vehicle was saved from severe injury or death. I just want his friends and family to know that I remember him always and will never forget. "Medic" 2nd platoon 317th Engineer Btln"
SGT Rightnowar, Garrett of Bluford, Illinois


"Please know that Greg is often in my thoughts and prayers. He fought with my son in Iraq, and I know that he is my son's hero--and mine. He was in my prayers at Mass this morning, and will remain so every Sunday. May God bless you for the sacrifice you have made."
Ken of Staten Island, New York

"As you come to remembrance each year I lift you and your family up to God that He might comfort you and pour His love upon them."
Walker of Arlington, WA

"April 6, 2008...You are not forgotten."
Captain McGrail of Salt Lake City, UT

"i lived with Greg when my parents split up and he was like a brother to me i just want anyone who is on to know this week in the Boonville Herald NY news paper about Greg that i wrote and i hope you get to read it and are touched buy it and remember how lucky you are to have your freedom for what a great price that you didn't have to pay!"
Myra Buckingham of Boonville, NY

"I Thank God for People like you. You are an American hero. We live free cause of the things that you do. Your spirit will live on forever. Love Michael Kowalewsky and Shelley Lloyd. We love you all."
Shelley and Michael of Boonville, NY.

"Michael Kowalewsky and Shelley Lloyd says we are both PROUD of Greg and what he did for every individual in the U.S.A. He was brought up by great parents. We love you Mike and Shelley.

P.S. keep the Faith."
Shelley and Michael of Boonville, NY.

"As a sergeant in Bravo Company, I remember making some stern corrections when you were a new soldier, learning the ropes...and I know that Sergeants Barker, Johnson, Gladden, and the other NCO's in your platoon did their share as well. Because you fell so young, I always wonder if you understood that we were just trying to train you to be the best. Under 3rd Squad's outstanding leadership, I saw you grow into a disciplined soldier, and I'm proud to have been in your unit. It hurts that you were taken from us, but I am so grateful for your sacrifice. I tell my children your story to teach them the price of their freedom.

To Gregory's family--Ya'll raised a great kid. He was brave and determined. I am so sorry for your loss."
Randy (SGT Mark R. Hannemann that was) of Huffman, TX

"January 1, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Gregory P. Huxley, Jr.:
Gregory 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

"TO Greg's family and loved ones: I had the honor of serving in the unit Greg was attached to. I suffer the curse of seeing Greg pay the ultimate price. He went down every inch the man that he tried to be. I know that other men, including myself live, because Gregg possessed the strength of character to perform his duties to the fullest. Greg Huxley is a hero, and I will never be able to repay the debt that he paid."
Kid Batt of Columbus, Ga


You will ALWAYS be my hero..."
Sarah of Whitesboro

"Greg...I was watching a clip on someones myspace......It had your name written on a wall with RIP.....I looked your name up...and this site came up...I want everyone who has ever posted here to know that I truely do have all of you in my prayers....I am in contact with military and thier familys on a daily basis..I feel connected to ALL of you....Im honored to be surrounded by so many couragous people.....Friends and Family members of our fallen Heros.....I salute all of you.....So to all that visit this site to be "close" to Greg...My prayers are with you."
Ken of Grand Rapids, Michigan

"hello I am SFC Steward i was there in Pvt. Huxley's unit when he was wounded I think of him every day and just wanted to say we miss him too."
SFC Steward,Robert of Ft. Polk, La

"i didnt know im sorry"
levi huffman of clarinda ia

"i didnt know im sorry"
levi huffman of clarinda ia

"Hello Greg I haven't left a message in quite a while and I'm just lettin you know I still think of you and miss you like crazy. A lot of things have changed down here since you went home time is going by so fast. Just letting you know I'm still here thinking and missing you like crazy. I'll write back again love you greggy poo and miss you sooooo much"
Amber of Myrtle Beach, SC

"I met PFC Huxley a few times. I was Great friends with his squad leader Scott Barker.
I remember seeing his vehicle get hit with the RPG. I was A few vehicles behind theirs. After they got hit we returned fire in the general direction from where the RPG was fired. It was to late though.
This happened right after we had stopped to refuel. We were all yelling and joking back and forth at each other from vehicle to vehicle. It was exciting to see friends after a battle for obvious reasons. After this particular battle is when reality really set in...well at least for me.
I remeber seeing the guys from that squad after the fight and the damage to the outside of the vehicle. My friend Sgt Barker was tough and held it all together for the men. Most of the men in his vehicle suffered both minor and major wounds.
Like I said its painful to remember how one minute you can be laughing and joking with a friend and the next he is gone. I think about the friends and brothers that I have lost during that war daily and I know that I will never forget them.
I know Greg is in a better place now and he is watching over his family and his Army Brothers to keep them safe. God bless you and your family Greg.
Frank Garwood of NJ, USA

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. After reading all the reflections left here for you, I wish that I could have known you.

"By Industry And Honor"
(317th Engrs Motto)"

"Hey Huxley.. It's Me Wesley Malone From The 317TH EN BN... I Was In Your Squad For A Short Time And Move A Day Or 2 Before You Departed Us... I Want You And Your Loved Ones To Know That You Are Not Forgotten... Neither By Me, Or The Rest Of The Soldiers That Was With Us... Neither By American Or Iraqi... You Did Not Die For Nothing... Just Ask The Good People Of Iraq As-Well As The Good Poeple Of The USA... You Live On And Will Never Be Forgotten... One Love...

"Well its been four long years...since you passed...and i know everyone misses you alot...i thought i would come on here and leave u a message...even thought i wasnt your bestfriend...or a family member...i think of you alot...i grew up with you...your brother and your sisters...i never would have imagined that you...a wonderful person could be taken from everyone...they say the good die young...that sure is the truth in your case...everytime i see a picture of your nephew mikey...i get chills...he looks so much like you...its crazy...now that i have a son...i want to live my life the best way i can...i can just hope and pray that my son turns out to be a great person just like you were...and with him being born on vetrens day...i can only with that he becomes someones hero someday...and im sad that you cant be here to enjoy your nephew and neices...but im sure your family will tell them how much of a great person you were...i know today you are in everyones thoughts...your greatly missed..."
Sarah of Forestport

4 years today buddy and I miss you more and more as days pass...it still hurts ya know? You leaving us. I miss you so much. I was at a friends house the other day and I walked in her house for the first time to see a newspaper article with your picture and a caption underneath. I thought how ironic it was that she didnt know you but she is friends with someone who did. It amazes me. She said it is up there to remind her of how good her life is and to remind her own children as well, that life may not be easy at times but that we are so much better off than others. And it is because of you and others like you that we can live life free from war... I hope you are watching over all of us Greggy. I think about you all the time, I wish you were still here. R.I.P <3 04-06-03"
Lindsay of Lee Center

"We were close for awhile in High School and drifted apart once I graduated. I wasn't in the area for the funneral. I think about you all the time."
Friend of Boonville, NY

"I just saw som photos from Greg's tour and saw his name engraved. I was curious about him and I googled his name. I have learned alot about you tonight and though I never got to meet you, I thank you for your life..I thank you for your brave life. I thank you for my freedom. May God bless your family and friends."
Casey Lee of Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Gregory, I did not have the priviledge of knowing you, but through the stories your mother has told me, you were an amazing individual, and those who did know you were truly blessed. You continue to live on in the hearts and memories of all those you've touched--and in the hearts of those who have heard "Greggy" stories. Rest well, know you continue to be honored every single day, and know your family and friends miss you dearly. I hope to meet you in Heaven."
Corinne Earl of Boonville, NY

"To greggy, greg,mary,becky,nicole,barny. you guys have been part of my family my whole life always there to help or support.
I think about greggy alot and it's equally as painfull every day, i feel as i have lost my own brother i can't imagine how you feel i cary his picture you gave me in my wallet often opening it to see the bravest person i knew a true soldier,i have had a lot of good times with you guys and always will i want you to know ill always be there for you at anytime.
and i will never forget what you did for our country "THE ULTIMATE SACRAFICE" "I Love You Guys!!""
Justin C Sykes of west leyden,ny

"I may have been 9 when Gregory P. Huxley, Jr. died in Iraq and don't remember it, but i wanted to learn how and when he died because my mother downloaded a music vido called Our_Heros_VCD and I saw Gregory P. Huxley, Jr.'s name on the back of a soldier's helmet. I'm sorry for what you have to go through everyday, knowing you have 1 less member of the family. My mother may also die when she goes to Iraq next year, and I'll know what you're going through. I am awfully sorry."
Katy Been of Arkansas, United States Of America

"I've been thinking about Greg this Memorial Day, 2006. I made a tribute to this hero in QuickTime... for anyone who would like to see it, please visit this webpage: http://www.geocities.com/scott_capron/HuxleyMovie.html
Although I made a DVD for his family, I thought others would like to view it, also. He has touched so many lives. God Bless you, Greg... we will never forget!"
Annette Vogel of Wilmot, New Hampshire, USA

"April 6th can never go by without me thinking of Greg...he will always be one of my heroes."
CPT Chris McGrail of Salt Lake City, UT

"Hi Greg Haven't visited in a while but think of you everyday. Got a picture of you on my computer stand which keeps you in my thoughts even more. It's been 3 years and I miss you terribly it's hard living life without you because I wish we could've got closer. I hope my dad's taking care of you up there. Tell him I love him and miss him too. I'll see you someday again but until then be happy your in a better place now. LOVE YOU LOTS Greggy Poo!"
Love, Amber of Taberg, NY

"Greggy, I haven't written in a while. I just wanted to say hi. I was just reading in the paper about great soldiers and you came to mind. i love you and miss you so much... i dont know what else to say"
anonymous of NY

"Greg, I have been battling the thought of your death since the day I found out. I was sitting in Kuwait looking through the Naval messages that were coming in when I saw your name on the KIA list. I couldn't believe it and I had to get through to home to make sure I wasn't crazy. I ask only one more favor from you brother, be standing at the gates when I get there so I can shake your hand and thank you for everything you've done."
Corporal Bradley Jackson, USMC Retired of Phoenix, AZ

"hey greg. you only met me once but i am your cousin. it was sad hearing about your death.you did good serving our country and bringing about freedom to our country"
cassandra sturtevant of ft.wainwright,AK,USA


Sunny days seem to hurt the most
Wear the pain like a heavy coat
I feel you everywhere I go
See your smile, I see your face
I hear you laughing in the rain
Still can't believe your gone

It ain't fair you died to young
Like a story that had just begun
But death tore the pages all away
God knows how I miss you
All the hell that I've been through
Just knowing, no one could take your place
Sometimes I wonder, who you'd be today

Would you see the world
Would you chase your dreams
Settle down with a family
I wonder what would you name your babies
Someday's the sky's so blue
I feel like I can talk to you
And I know it might sound crazy


Today [3x]
Today [3x]

Sunny days seem to hurt the most
I wear the pain like a heavy coat
The only thing that gives me hope
Is I know, I'll see you again someday

Someday, someday"
steven rice of lee center , ny

"Greggy I really miss you. You were my best friend, almost my only friend. When you died it felt like my whole world came undone. I isolated myself from everyone, even mom and dad. But then on July 30th, 2005, I feel that you rescued me from my solitude. I believe that you sent my son to me and he has become my world. I will be sure that he knows your name and everything you did for our family and our country. You are my brother but you are the world's hero. I try to visit your grave every chance I get. I still miss you terrible but now that I have Michael the pain is less severe. I thank you for him Greggy. He is an angel sent from heaven by you. I love you Greggy. I'll see you in the afterlife. Love, your sister forever."
rebecca huxley of forestport, ny

"Hey Greg...It been a while...youve been gone for a little more than 2 years...and your birthday has just passed last month...we all miss you...and love you very much...we will never forget..."


"greg its been a while now and this song still gets to me....

I'm just trying to be a father
Raise a daughter and a son
Be a lover to their mother
Everything to everyone
Up and at 'em, bright and early
I'm all business in my suit
Yea, I'm dressed up for success
From my head down to my boots

I dont do it for the money
There's bills that I can't pay
I don't do it for the glory
I just do it anyway
Providing for our future's my responsibility
Yea I'm real good under pressure
Being all that I can be

And I can't call in sick on mondays
when they weekends been too strong
I just work straight through the holidays
And sometimes all night long
You can bet that I stand ready when the wolf growls at the door
Hey, I'm solid, hey I'm steady, hey, I'm true down to the core

And I will do my duty no matter what the price
I've counted up the cost, I know the sacrifice
Oh, and I dont want to die for you
but if dyin's asked of me
i'll bear that cross with honor
cause freedom dont come free

I'm an amiercan soldier, and american
beside my brothers and my sisters i will proudly take a stand
when liberty's in jeopardy i will always do what's right
i'm out here on the front lines
sleep in peace tonight
american soldier i'm an american soldier

Yeah an american soldier, and american
beside my brothers and my sisters i will proudly take a stand
when liberty's in jeopardy i will always do what's right
i'm out here on the front lines
sleep in peace tonight
american soldier i'm an american
An american
an american"
steven of lee cneter, ny

"AUG 19, 2005
You are an American Hero whose ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten by a grateful nation. Rest well brave soldier.

George L. Skypeck , RegTM
All Rights Reserved
(No reproduction without prior permission
By Mr. Skypeck)

I was that which others did not want to be.
I went where others feared to go,
And did what others failed to do.
I asked nothing from those who gave nothing,
And reluctantly accepted the thought of
Eternal loneliness…should I fail.
I have seen the face of terror;
Felt the stinging cold of fear;
And enjoyed the sweet taste of a moments love.
I have cried, pained, and hoped…but most of all,
I have lived times others would say were best forgotten
At least someday I will be able to say that I was proud of what I was…
D. Burt of Rhode Island

"well greg its been a while now since you been gone but it hasnt gotten any easier. i resepct everything you did for our country that so many others take for granted. alot of people we went to school with have joined since you left. they got a memorial set up for you in the school. soi dunno man but thanks just thanks for everything"
steve of romy,ny

"I am still wearing the rememberance bracelet and look at his name each and every day to be SURE that I remember what he did for us. I will not ever take it off."
Jennifer Hatfield of Tomball, Texas

"I first heard of your death through the email sent from the NYS Police...who took care of you when you arrived back at SYR airport.

I'm from Utica originally and used to visit my grandfather's farm in Remsen all the time. I know you are at peace in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

You may be gone...but not forgotten.

RIP and God Bless the family"
Beth (USNR) of NC

"greg you did alot for your country and foreveryone else heres to all the great times the group had together playing the hacky sack see you someday man"
steven rice of lee center ny

"I was moved to C co before the start of the war, but used to be in B co. While we were in Kuwait, i would go and visit my friends in B co. One day I went to visit and I was talking to his team leader and he was telling me that he was having a hard time adjusting to the unit. I told his NCO that those soldiers end up being the best soldiers. What more can I say. He was one of the BEST soldiers that gave his life for our country, and for the freedom of Iraq. My condolences go out to the Huxley family from my family.. Your son was one of the BEST in our eyes."
SGT Greg Cook of A co 4th BSTB, 4th BDE, 10th MTN (L), Ft. Polk, LA

"Alot has happened in the 2 years since Greg left. I have moved on to another unit. I'm with the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team now in Fairbanks, Alaska. We are scheduled to deploy to Iraq later this year which will be my 2nd trip. The first of course was with Greg and the rest of the "Dirty 3rd" from Benning. I have his bracelet and I know Greg will be watching over me while I am once again in harms way. For that I am forever grateful. All the "Sappers" that were there that day will never forget!"
SSG Shawn M. Johnson of Fort Wainwright, Alaska

"It's been 2 years that you left us. Your sacrifices will never be forgotten. God Bless Ya."
Chrissy of USA!

"As Jenna in Arizona said, I never met him but his sacrifice was noble. I will be in Forestport in July, I hope to meet Greg & Mary Huxley"
Rick Turnbow of Stilwell, KS

"Subject: A Trooper's Story This is about one of our soldiers who died in Iraq and lives in Boonville, NY.

Please take the time to read the email below. It is a great, true
story. The letter was written by Senior Investigator Jack Graham of
the New York State Police to fellow members of the NY State Police and to
the Syracuse Police who, on April 17, 2003, participated in a hastily
planned ceremonial escort for a soldier killed in Iraq. Feel free to
pass this on. These are the kinds of stories that make us proud to be
an American.

The abbreviation "SP", means "State Police", and it refers to a
station. For instance, SP Loudonville, NY.

On Thursday, April 17, 2003 you participated in an escort detail for
GREGORY P. HUXLEY JR who was killed in action in Iraq on April 6, 2003.
On behalf of the entire Huxley family and from me, personally, I want
to say "Thank you very much." Your professionalism, dedication and
sincerity meant so much to the Huxley family, that words cannot
describe their feelings at this time.

What most did not know was that the US Army had promised the family
members that they would be taken to Dover, Delaware to be present when
their son arrived from Iraq and there would be a full military ceremony
in Dover for GREGORY. Unfortunately, there was a communication problem
and they were not present during that ceremony.

Then they were informed that the body of their son was being flown to
Syracuse and that the funeral director could pick up the "fallen
soldier" at the cargo area of the airport and that somebody would help
them remove the casket from the cardboard shipping container for
transport to Boonville, NY.

The funeral director felt that unacceptable for a nineteen year old
young man that gave his life for this country and for the freedom of so
many others. As a family friend he contacted me to see if anything
could be done. We now had six hours before GREGORY arrived in

Phone calls were made to SP North Syracuse and SGT Nick Harmatiuk took
over from there. What you participated in and observed the rest of
that day was truly an outstanding display of what this agency can do in very
short time.

What happened was just visually and emotionally overwhelming.

The procession left SP North Syracuse led by eight Syracuse PD
motorcycles, followed by the hearse, four cars with family members and
followed by ten State Police and Syracuse PD cars. How ironic it was
that when the procession was traveling parallel to the runway, the plane carrying GREGORY landed next to it. We were able to enter the planes

cargo area and remove the shipping crate from the casket and drape the
American flag over the casket. When the casket traveled down the
conveyor belt, fifteen New York State Troopers and the same amount of
Syracuse Policemen lined the path to the awaiting hearse - all at
attention. A hand salute was executed as six State Troopers proudly
bore the flag draped coffin to the hearse. After a short prayer, the
family was given some time to welcome their son home.

The entire airport was so quiet. I looked up at the concourse windows
and saw a hundred or more people. They were all standing, watching,
with their hands over their hearts, saluting a young man that they did
not know. Somehow they learned that a fallen soldier had come home and
they wanted to honor his sacrifice.

The casket was then placed in the hearse and the procession left the
airport in the same fashion as we arrived, only this time with a young
hero that our hearts will never forget.

The motorcade was escorted to the thruway entrance by the Syracuse
Police Department's motorcycles. All traffic was stopped for the
procession and we headed east towards Boonville. After getting off the
thruway, we found that every intersection that the procession
encountered was controlled by State Troopers, allowing us a safe,
unimpeded passage. At each intersection, the State Trooper stood at
attention, saluting the fallen soldier and his family, giving him and
his family the respect that they deserved. How emotional that was to
see and now to reflect on.

When entering the Village of Boonville, the main street was decorated
with an infinite number of American Flags and yellow ribbons. As we
approached the center of town, all of the church bells began to peal at
once recognizing and saluting Gregory's arrival. Hundreds of people
holding American flags lined the street, some with their hand over their heart and some weeping for GREGORY for what he sacrificed, for us and

his country. As we drove by the village park, the National Anthem was
being played, for GREGORY, and I think, for all of us.

At the funeral home, eight veterans lifted the casket out of the hearse
and into the home with the family. GREGORY had returned home.

GREGORY'S family said to me later that the images I have just described
will always be etched in their hearts, forever. But the one memory
that will always be there first, was of the State Troopers at the airport,
standing at attention, saluting, with tears running down their cheeks
for their son, a fallen soldier. A hero whom those Troopers never
personally knew.

Our jobs take many different avenues in life. We hope that during our
day or shift that we have made a difference, a positive contribution.
On this occasion you did just that. An entire family knows that you cared
to do your very best to honor their son. Their words and expressions
told me just that. We made a difference yesterday, and we did it well.

The rewards we receive for details like this one do not come from
anywhere but from the heart. Take pride in what you accomplished,
because it was distinct and without equal in this Trooper's eye. I
have had so many good things happen since I have been a State Trooper, but
in those twenty fours years, I have never been more proud the New York
State Police as I was yesterday - A fallen soldier, a hero, a son, a
brother has finally come home, in grand deserving style, thanks to all
of you.

Jack Graham
Senior Investigator
New York State Police"
Larry Moonan of Carmel, California

"Last night I watched the President's State of the Union speech. I saw the lady from Iraq who had just voted the previous Sunday, and the parents of Sargeant Norris...when the two ladies hugged, I knew again and forever that Private Huxley is one of the truest heroes, in every sense of the word. Thank you.(Your bracelet is my key chain, so inside I think of you often and what you did, and take great pride in "knowing" you.)"
Tom Barrett of Lake Oswego, Oregon

"i am lucky enough to contact mrs huxley .... i entended to send her the bracelet i recieved from herobracelets.org with her sons name on it... i didn't know him but i do believe that his memory should live on."
charlene hinojosa of hino69x@hotmail.com

"Hey man...
Didn't get to know you that well in school. But I do know that I could never complain about you being around at all. I am remembering you each time I hear about another death in Iraq or some foreign country. It really sucks that this happened. I'm praying for your family, man. Even though I didn't know you well, it still hits my heart pretty hard when my neighbor up the road gets KIA. It's been great man."
Senior Airman David Liddle of Barksdale AFB, LA (from Forestport, NY)

"Hi greg! Alots gone on since you left us. I'm still with Eric. Me and Billy are finally through, he's a daddy now. I miss you more and more each day. I seems like you were here just yesterday and yet it's been almost 2 years. I never got the chance to actually say how I felt about you. I still have those letters you gave me about wanting to date me and I regret not writing you back. Sorry! I really wish Erica would have gave me your address, I heard that you asked her to give it to me and she never did but I don't blame her or anyone else. It was just a huge sad tragic that nobody expected to happen Well gotta go for now will visit you again. Miss you lots Greggy Poo! Love You lots!"
Amber of New York

"My message is to the family that Pfc. Gregory Huxley Jr. left behind.
i ordered 2 fallen hero bracelets, i was fortunate to recieve the one with yours sons name on it. i will wear it with pride. i have read his story and will be able to share with people what a hero he is."
charlene hinojosa of Corpus Christi , Texas


"I didn't know Greg but I did meet him briefly prior to the ground war while still in Kuwait. The loss of him and other young Americans is tragic but thatn God for young Americans like him. His story inspired me to create a memorial for him and many other Great Americans and I would like to share with you the story at http://www.angelsinthesan.com
CW2 Chris Killingsworth"
CW2 Chris Killingsworth of Fort Carson, Colorado

"this man was a very strong man who fought for his life to save a life somewhere in the world. greg did a good job at that we are very proud of him."
cassandra of west leyden

"this man was a very strong man who fought for his life to save a life somewhere in the world. greg did a good job at that we are very proud of him."
cassandra of west leyden

"this man was a very strong man who fought for his life to save a life somewhere in the world. greg did a good job at that we are very proud of him."
cassandra of 13489

"Hey Greg...I havent written in here in awhile...but i was just looking and i miss you alot...and everyone misses you so much...just not fair sometimes...great people get tooken away...i hate the war....i hate all of it...the killing...the death...everything...i hate george bush...for some reason....i hate him with a passion...but i still love you and think about you every day...i have a picture of you in my stero and i look at it every night before i turn out the light...and i just think abotu how brave you were...and how missed you are...well i wanted to share the lyrics to this song...reminds me of you in away...well love ya!!!


How the hell did we wind up like this
Why weren't we able
To see the signs that we missed
And try to turn the tables

I wish you'd unclench your fists
And unpack your suitcase
Lately there's been too much of this
Dont think its too late

Nothin's wrong
just as long as
you know that someday I will

Someday, somehow
gonna make it allright but not right now
I know you're wondering when
(You're the only one who knows that)
Someday, somehow
gonna make it allright but not right now
I know you're wondering when

Well i hoped that since we're here anyway
We could end up saying
Things we've always needed to say
So we could end up stringing
Now the story's played out like this
Just like a paperback novel
Lets rewrite an ending that fits
Instead of a hollywood horror

Nothin's wrong
just as long as
you know that someday I will

Someday, somehow
gonna make it allright but not right now
I know you're wondering when
(You're the only one who knows that)
Someday, somehow
gonna make it allright but not right now
I know you're wondering when
(You're the only one who knows that)


How the hell did we wind up like this
Why weren't we able
To see the signs that we missed
And try to turn the tables
Now the story's played out like this
Just like a paperback novel
Lets rewrite an ending that fits
Instead of a hollywood horror

Nothin's wrong
just as long as
you know that someday I will

Someday, somehow
gonna make it allright but not right now
I know you're wondering when
(You're the only one who knows that)
Someday, somehow
gonna make it allright but not right now
I know you're wondering when
(You're the only one who knows that)
I know you're wondering when
(You're the only one who knows that)
I know you're wondering when"

"Hey Greggy, I miss you so much. Life is hard right now and its all crazy. Not a day goes by that you aren't in my thoughts. I was just thinking yesterday how this coming April is two years. Two whole years man, thats too long. I love you! The pain is still there bub and i don't think it will ever go away. You won't either, thanks for 'keeping an eye out'"


"Hey Greggy I miss you man.. Your like my big brother and now your gone. Why did it have to be you I don't know but all I know is that I am thankful for all that you have ever done for me and thank you for fighting for our country. I will always remember the good times and the bad but mostly the good. I will always remember that you were always there for me and you would always be willing to help. It is really hard not having you around anymore to make me laugh when I am down. You are in my thoughts every single day and that will never change. And as for your family they are always in my heart also the last time I seen anyone things seemed to be looking up for them and things seemed alot better for them also. Every April I think of you I lost you 19 days before my birthday and that wrenches my heart every April but it also makes me feel alot better knowing that you died for our country for my country for my rights and freedom. You are gone but definately not forgotten... I love you Greg and I will always miss you."
Cindy of Boonville, New York

""Greg, You dont know me, but you know my brother Mike Olney. You guys partied together according to him. He currently in the Army National Guard Unit. I went to your funeral and i sat next to your family. Everything was so sad..why did you have to die greg? why so early at a young age? You didnt deserve to die..no one does...you need to come back, everyone here is missing you so much...i cried when i heard that you died..its sad to think someone your age is gone because of the war...We all want you back Huxley..we all miss you. Your in my prayers every night and day. Watch over the others in Iraq, they need to have a guardian angel and I think your the one for them Huxley!""
Dana of Woodgate, NY

"Do not cry for me and do not weep for i am not dead but only asleep gone to a place without any pain where tears and sadness do not fall like rain

Remember my laughter remember my face remeber now I'm in a better place I know that the hurt and the sadness wont seem to heal but remember that nothing lasts forever even the sadness you feel.

Do not be angry a bitter and fight do not be blind by hate black as night
What would it bring but more suffering and rage let not my death be the start of more pain.

Time will heal your broken heart I promise we will not be forever apart remember im watching remember I'm watching remember I'm here and that time will will heal your tears and your fear.

I must go for now and say goodbye but whenever you miss me just look toward the sky remember I love you and you love me and your heart is a place i will always be."
A god fearing american

"Do not cry for me and do not weep for i am not dead but only asleep gone to a place without any rain where tears and sadness do not fall like rain remember my laughter remember my face remember now that i am in a better place do not be angry and bitter and fight do not be blind by the hate black as night i have to go for now but when ever you miss me just look at the sky remember i love you and you love me do not cry for me and do not weep for i am not dead but only asleep"

"Hey Greg
It has been a long couple of years without you here to make every one laugh it has been hard knowing that one of my best friends has passed on to a better world and i am stuck in this one but that is ok as long as you are happy that is all that matters and i just wanted to say that you did a great job at what you did. I seen your sister a while ago she looks like she is doing great. It has been a long hard journey but all of us that belive will soon see you again. He is looking down on all of us and hopefully you are two well i dont realy know what else to write i am going to go now. God Bless.
A God Fearing American"

"Greg, I just want to say how very proud I am of you and to thank you for your service to protect the freedoms that we all take so much for granted. Your bravery and giving of yourself will always be very much appreciated. You have made the ultimate sacrifice, that of loving your fellow Americans enough to lay down your life for them. I have had the wonderful privilege to meet some of your family and want you to know they are absolutely the best! I truly do appreciate your service Greg. Thank you so much! God bless you dear soldier."
Bonney of Westmoreland, NY

"Hey Greggy...went to put a flag on ur grave today!...Happy Memorial Day...Love ya!..."
Sarah of Forestport

"God Bless you Gregory, your sacrafice is not forgotten. Semper Fidelis"
Tommy Livoti of Camp Lejeune, NC

"I'm in 7th grade at Walnut Springs in Ohio. Today (May 26, 2004) at school to celebrate Memorial Day we had a memorial service and put up a flag in our 1 year old football stadium. Each student got a small flag w/ a lost soldier's picture, name, age, and hometown. A black hawk flew over our school and landed on our football field, and we had 5 soldiers there and the two pilots flying the blackhawk. It was really touching and amazing. On my flag, I had Pfc. Gregory P. Huxley, Jr. Now that little strip of paper with his picture, age, name, hometown, and what he did will be in my heart forever. If anyone knows any information about him, I really am very interested in knowing about this mystery man. I would also like to write to the family. My e-mail address is LiLLySs211@aol.com. Please, please PLEASE e-mail me if you have any information. Gregory P. Huxley will be in my thoughts and heart forever, and his family will be in my prayers. Today I learned what heroes each and every one of these men and women are, and I also learned what a hero is. Gregory P. Huxley Jr is my hero.

Alyssa of Westerville, OH

"I'm in 7th grade at Walnut Springs in Ohio. Today (May 26, 2004) at school to celebrate Memorial Day we had a memorial service and put up a flag in our 1 year old football stadium. Each student got a small flag w/ a lost soldier's picture, name, age, and hometown. A black hawk flew over our school and landed on our football field, and we had 5 soldiers there and the two pilots flying the blackhawk. It was really touching and amazing. On my flag, I had Pfc. Gregory P. Huxley, Jr. Now that little strip of paper with his picture, age, name, hometown, and what he did will be in my heart forever. If anyone knows any information about him, I really am very interested in knowing about this mystery man. I would also like to write to the family. My e-mail address is LiLLySs211@aol.com. Please, please PLEASE e-mail me if you have any information. Gregory P. Huxley will be in my thoughts and heart forever, and his family will be in my prayers. Today I learned what heroes each and every one of these men and women are, and I also learned what a hero is. Gregory P. Huxley Jr is my hero.

Alyssa of Westerville, OH

"I have never met him in person but my boyfriend and a few of our friends where in the same unit. My boyfriend told me that he talked to him 3 hours before he died he said that it hurt him when he found out about Greg Huxley. So from our hearts we are very sorry about the loss of Greg and thank you to all the soldiers who would risk there lives for the freedom we have now. May God Bless"
Tatiana of Columbus Georgia

"I have never met Gregory or any of his family members,But i give my dearest gratitued to this family in their time of mourning.I have dealt with teens that are dealing with the loss of friends and family in my 5 years as a Social Worker,Its hard to find the words to tell young adults that a friend or close family member has died,Where do you find the words.I once delt with a young girl,Her boyfriend had enlistend in the military and she was afraid of losing him,He was fine but even the realness of war brought that girl into a deep depression.I will hug my own kids (Nathan 11,Kylee 8,Matthew 5)tonight more than ever.It just kills me that this young man was killed fighting in a war,and he couldnt even legally drink.Sometimes how this country is ran makes me sick,Well i send my best to the family of Gregory.You are all in my prayers..."
Lyndzee Martin of Florida

"Poem For Greggy:

Went and saw your grave today,Kinda felt relived in an innocent way,As i stood over that stone,that you now call home,a tear fell from my eye,and i just began to cry,i wanted to see you and hug you so bad,i wanted to talk to you and hear stories youve had,i wanted to see the way you smile,becuase i know i wont for awhile,i wanted to tell you how proud of you we are,you are forever in out hearts,i wanted to explain that you did what was right,i wanted to tell you that you did a brave thing to fight,and no matter who i see,no matter who i talk to you will always be my hero,no matter what they do,no one will ever rise above you,your death hit me like a blow to the chest,and it broke my heart the day we laid you to rest,i know life has hard times,some times gets you down,and you have to be strong even when the tears fall all around,and when it is time to look at the flag sometimes i pray for the strong and the brave,noe that Greggy is gone,we all have to carry along,but we will never be alone,because Greggy really is home."
Sarah of Forestport,NewYork

"A Great Soldier My Prayers Go Out to the Family"
David Pisanelli of Fort Benning Ga USA

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

"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 (4-6-04)

"One year to the day, and I am missing you more today than I have on any other day since you left this dreaded world. I wish you were still here Greggy. I have to say though that today was the first time that i woke up and didn't feel sorrowful, I felt that you were happy and in a much better place. It's weird that today is one year, I just can't get over it, one whole year. I miss you so much, God how many times can I say that in one paragraph?... Peace and love Greggy, missing you lots. R.I.P.>>April 6, 2003"
Anonymous of USA

"Well...It's been almost a year now, just a couple more days...
And well, although I probably have never spoke more than a few words to Greg, he's changed my life. He's made me realize how lucky we are to live in this great country, and how amazing the men and women who fight for our county really are. It's like he's brought out a patriotism in me that I never knew was there. I can't even describe the feelings I get when I hear the national anthem, and when I look at our flag and think of Greg.
I even prayed, for almost the first time in my life. I prayed for Greg, his family, all the other soldiers, and America. He's just changed my life...
This was a life changing thing for anyone who knew him, closley or not. He truley is an American Hero, to everyone.

*I may not have known you well...But Greg, you are a hero to everyone, including my own. I will never, ever forget you... even if I live forever, I will never, ever forget...*

Always remembering you,"
Jamie of Forestport, NY

"Hey Greg-

Its almost been a year since you were taken from all of us...Kinda crazy because it feels like just yesterday we were all crowded around the guidence office crying...and making the memory board in the wall for you...and your memory...Then it seems like just yesterday we had your memorial ceremony and your funeral...seems like just yesterday you were walking around...listening to your cd player....and being the awsome person you were...i know that me and you werent as close as you were with alot of people at my school..and in our town...but that doesnt mean that im not still upset...and that your death didnt change how i feel about my life...and everyone elses...it did..i look at life from a whole different perspective....and i am still upset...i do cry about it...but it takes time...and someday maybe i will get over this...but i keep thinking if i wasnt all that close to you i cant imagine whut your family and best-friends feel...but you were awsome and i have so many memories about you from when i was little and you were just so nice to me...i dunno...its just hard to explain when you lose some one when you are so young....its just that i cherish people more than i did before your death...and i respect people more...and i look at my life in a different way...like will one of my brothers die...or my best friend...or even me...i know someday we will meet again...and i know i will hug you and tell you how proud i am of you...you are my Hero...a true american Hero...ill see you when i see you...save me a spot...love ya"
Sarah of Forestport,NewYork

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

"Oh man Nicole. What you wrote was so powerful. You do a good job at expressing yourself. I cant believe any of it. It is so crazy. It's hard not to think about what might have been or what would be going on right now if you were still here. I see like Rachael and Darryl in school and it hurts me even more because they were closer to you than me. It is all so much. April 6th is gonna be a really bad day, i think for everyonwe just because it will be one year to the day that you died. Its so crazy. Peace man- 4/6/03---"
Lindsay of Remsen

"Its almost been a year since we crossed that border into history huxley,we all left a piece of ourselves over there. You will forever live thru us and our memorys.Miss you bro,"
(SPC G)Knight Wrench of USA

"Greg it has been over a year since the last time that i saw you. I really can't express the emotions that are going through my mind right now. I have never felt so emotionally drained in my whole life. I wake up thinking about you and I go to be still thinking about you. Wondering what you are doing at the same exact moment that i am thinking about you, who you are with and whether or not you are happy.
i miss you more than anything Greg. with everything going on that is going on in my life right now i need you so much, i pray to god that you can hear me when i talk to you. not having you around in my life Greg has been so hard. i sometimes will just sit there and wonder what you would be doing if you were alive right now. if you were home, would you have the hummer you always wanted white with tinted windows, would you be in love, would you be back from the war.
there is a reason that you died Greg and god better hope that its a really really good one, i am sure that you an angel sent from heaven with a mission. you did have a great life you accomplished more than most do in sixty years.
i am really sorry i never got the chance to tell you how i felt about you, i just want you to know now you are my hero, you changed my life for the better so much and you made our family closer than ever before.
i confess to you that your death has brought alot of good to alot of people but losing you wasnt worth it and i would take you back over all of it any day. but i do have to say there is alot of love in america for you know. you have what you deserved.
you are a famous american hero. everybody knows you name- you are respected and looked up to by all AMERICANS. i hope that where ever you are you are happy and being treated like the hero that you are. i love you Greg, until me meet again . . . . . . ."
SISTER, NICOLE of Cobleskill

"Man haven't written in a while i miss you so much and uhhh it's so crazy with you gone and all even now almost a yr later and things are still screwy, i miss you like you would not believe, hope you're livin it up man - we all miss you."
Lindsay of Remsen, NY

"greg its been almost a year since you gave your life so that so many others could live in the freedom that we seem to take for granted each and every day ill never forgett what you did for your country greg. ill see you on the other side man"
steven rice of syracuse, ny, USA

"Hi, Greggie,
Well, I was thinking of you as I often do and wanted to say hi.
I can hardly believe it is close to year that you were taken from here.
It still seems like yesterday. It still breaks my heart not to be able to see your smile
except through photographs. Forever, young will you be.
Dearest Greggie, how humble and brave was your heart.
Somehow I just see your special spirit.. cheering on your commards who
still fight the fight for the cause that meant so much to you.
Martin Luther King said..
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
And there you were, leading the way, setting the example of
standard that all would do well to live accordingly by.

"I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong." These are word of Abraham Lincoln, But it is your heart and voice I hear speaking these words of long ago.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belong to the man who is actually in the arena whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. T. Roosevelt

A message to all who apposed this fight for human rights and liberty keep in mind
The first step towards corruption
is the power to deny us our Freedom of Speech.
When you start to lose this freedom, by unforseen powers,
then beware, for ABSOLUTE POWER
is just around the corner!
Thank you Greggie for stepping in with your heart, with high standard of right and wrong flying it high like a banner for all to see. For all to follow.
God has blessed you. And because of you, others have been greatly blessed.
You are the only Hero I have ever personally known.
Love Always"
CJ of Forestport


"it's people like you that make our country so great."
Matt Hoffman of Mulberry Florida 33860

"We appreciate the pride and the sacrifice of Gregory and his family. May God bless you and give you comfort."
Ann of Dallas, Tx,

"I havent written a message in here for awhile...and I guess I should...Even though the shock of losing Greggy is mostly over...The sadness will be around for a very long time...its really hard to lose someone that is close to you...especially at such a young age...i really thought nobody could ever go on with out Greggy being here anymore...but with his family being so strong they led us(His friends) to be strong too...and every single one of us should feel safe and should be proud that we have young men like Greggy protecting us at this very moment...Every time i walk past Greggy's picture above the thing on the wall that says everyone who has graduated that is in the millitary at school...I still kinda of get choaked up...beacuse Greg did not deserve to be killed...he was just doing his job....and according to me..he did an awsome job..THANKS GREGGY...I love you forever...."
Sarah of Forestport

"I remember visiting your 113 a few days after you had been killed...a little note had been written around the entry hole of the 113 that said "RIP PFC Huxley, Dirty 3rd". I was the Engineer Brigade Commanders driver at the time (COL Peabody) and remember staring at the hole the RPG had left. I was hit by an RPG 2 weeks earlier and couldnt help but think how lucky I was to still be alive. When I found out how young you were and where I was when I was 19 (I am 29 now) it greatly saddens me to know how much of life you missed out on. God always takes the best ones first and you are no different. You and your family have given so much and you will be missed very much...even by us who never knew you as a person but as a combat engineer brother. You are now forever at peace and I can only hope that your family and friends will one day be able to find the same here on earth.
ESSAYONS! Engineers Forward! Buffaloes!
Rest in Peace"
SGT Jason Hare of EN BDE, 3ID Ft. Stewart, GA

"I'm so very sorry to hear of the loss of your son. I just read an e-mail and it saddens me greatly. What a brave young man he was. My heart and prayers are with you and yes he truely is in a better place now, with God no pain no sorrow all happy thoughts are with him now. Thank you God for being there for this fine young man who paid the price for our freedom for my children and grandchildren. God be with him and you all.
God Bless"
SandyJames of Muscatine,Iowa

"American Soldier

I'm just trying to be a father
Raise a daughter and a son
Be a lover to their mother
Everything to everyone
Up and at 'em, bright and early
I'm all business in my suit
Yeah, I'm dressed up for success
From my head down to my boots

I don't do it for the money
There's bills that I can't pay
I don't do it for the glory
I just do it anyway
Providing for our future's my responsibility
Yeah I'm real good under pressure
Being all that I can be

And I can't call in sick on Mondays
when the weekends been too strong
I just work straight through the holidays
And sometimes all night long
You can bet that I stand ready when the wolf growls at the door
Hey, I'm solid, hey I'm steady, hey, I'm true down to the core

And I will always do my duty no matter what the price
I've counted up the cost, I know the sacrifice
Oh, and I don't want to die for you
but if dyin's asked of me
I'll bear that cross with honor
'cause freedom don't come free

I'm an Amiercan soldier, an American
beside my brothers and my sisters I will proudly take a stand
when liberty's in jeopardy I will always do what's right
I'm out here on the front lines
Sleep in peace tonight
American soldier, I'm an American soldier

Yeah, an American soldier, an American
beside my brothers and my sisters I will proudly take a stand
when liberty's in jeopardy I will always do what's right
I'm out here on the front lines
So Sleep in peace tonight
American soldier, I'm an American
An American, an American soldier

we miss you greg"
steven rice of syracuse,ny,usa

"...all give some ...but some, like Gregory, give all. America's true heros! Thank you Gregory ...God love you! My heart goes out to you and your loved ones. We can never embrace them enough. They too are America's heros ...God's blessings to them in abundance!"
Carl R. of NJ

"God bless you all. I thank you for Greg's unforgotten service and his unselfish acts for our freedom. I served over 35 years ago and I have felt the void in one's heart as he left his family behind to serve in far off places. I am grateful for his courage and strength and I am most grateful to you for keeping him in rememberance. God looks after His fallen soldiers. They now serve with Him. Peace and comfort to the family in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 12/31/03"
Gary Waddell of Nashville, TN

"Thank you Gregory Huxley, Jr., 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 never met Greg except for a picture his mom and dad showed me on 7 Apr 03. It was of a young man who was proud of what he had already accomplished and what he was going to accomplish. He had determination and spirit, was the one who always could make people smile no matter how bad it was. I saw this in how people spoke of him and the memories they had of him. I wished that I had met and known him as his family and friends did. From here what I want to say is hard to put into words, other than to Gregs family "Thank You" for allowing me to get to know him and you. I wish the best for all."

"merry xmas bro we miss ya man

love steve"
steve rice of liverpool, ny

"Hey Greggy Merry Christmas...i miss you lots.....love ya muches!


Still missin ya...."
Sarah of forestport

"I had the chance to read a piece circulating regarding Greg's death and subsequent journey back home. What the State police and fellow policemen did was beyond words.A great tribute to the communities, our Nation, but most of all to the sons and daughters we have sent off to protect our freedoms and those of the world. May God always grant the families, friends, and comrades of our fallen heroes peace and blessings."
a retired vet of washington dc

"How can a nation ever say "Thank You" enough to someone who has given their all to secure and defend our freedom. You join our most honored pregenators from Concord, New Orleans, Manassas, San Juan Hill, the Marne, Pearl Harbor, Malmady, Inchon, Khe Sanh, Kuwait, and today; in a way that we should always be greatful. My heart and my Thanks go to your parents, to your freinds, and to your fellow soldiers. You are a Great American."
Tony Beatrici of Redding, CA

"I have a very hard time showing my poetry to people....but i thought that this was a good poem for greggy...i miss you...love ya muches!

A soldier in uniform...

A soldier had left his family and friends.....to work for the people who needed him....he left us behind....as we screamed out and cried....he faded away...his smile just stayed...as we all had tears....all had fears....He rode away from his family that day....his mother sat down as she silently prayed....she asked for God to be kind to her son....to make him come back....away from harm and hate....

As his camos they faded...and his fears where un-aided....he kept on the front lines....he kept his work alive....he never let them down....always thought of everyone he had left behind in his town....

His family prayed and the hoped he would come home safe.....hoped he would be home soon...she even washed the sheets in his room...but one spring night...the family was brought down with fright as the learned the facts...that he died in war....he would be with them no more....he died as a hero....he died as a soldier...he would go......

As his camos they faded...and his fears where un-aided....he kept on the front lines....he kept his work alive....he never let them down....always thought of everyone he had left behind in his town....

as i hugged his mother and sobbed....i felt how she was robbed...robbed of her son that never grew legal....never drank his first legal drink....never thought how he would be tooken in a blink....as i knelt infrom of his casket....i thought of how he was...i thought of all the things he had done.....thought of the ones that he would never experience.....i prayed to God to keep Greggy safe.....prayed to God....

As his camos they faded...and his fears where un-aided....he kept on the front lines....he kept his work alive....he never let them down....always thought of everyone he had left behind in his town...."
Sarah of Forestport newyork

"Greggy I'm missing you every day and wish so much that you were here with all of us. You're in my thoughts always, love you and miss you with everything. I am so happy knowing that you did what you had to do. You put your handprint on the world and accomplished so much more than anyone else does before they hit 19, you're too awesome bud. Love you"
Lindsay of Remsen

"Sleep well Greg. You've earned a rest, so rest easy knowing that you've granted those of us at home safety and generations to come, freedom. Such a deed is heroic by any definition and is why you will live on in our hearts.

Charlie Rock thinks of you often with love."
Jeff Dissell of Gainesville, FL

"Greg, Here we are it's December... we miss you so much. Amanda heard about your death when she was at school and I was in NYC on guard duty in the subway. We both took it hard, especially Amanda. I think that is why she is taking it so hard that I am going now because this war has already "hit at home" so to say. We love you and miss you everyday and we keep your family in our thoughts and prayers."
Henry and Amanda (Lynch) Jasek of Boonville, New York/ USA

"shaggy, wow. there really hasn't been a day that i haven't thought about you. wondering what you would be doing right now. mom just found this site and told me about it. so, that's probaly why i haven't written in it sooner. better late then never. it's just so weird. i mean, it's been almost 8 months since you've died. high school is hard without you. i mean, you made my high school years fun, and it's my last year, and your not even around anymore. you have no idea how hard it is. i mean, you were my "big brother" there's never going to be another person like you. when i found out that you were gone, i didn't want to believe it. i didn't believe it until your funeral. and i still even then didn't want to believe it. i stil don't. but i guess that i have to. just remember that duck tape can fix a lot of things, just not our broken hearts. i love you shaggy."
kara of boonville, ny

"all i have 2 say bout the last entry in here is WOW...i love ya greg miss ya muches!"
Sarah of forestport

"My message to the family of Greg Huxley and all those who loved him: I am not and never have served in the military. I am simply an American who immigrated to this country many years ago. I am also a lawyer, and consider myself an officer of our nation's system of justice sworn to defend and uphold our Constitution. When I think of my job, though, I know that the words of Father O'Brien, USMC, are absolutely true. It is not we lawyers, or poets, or campus organizers or journalists who allow Americans to live free, or give our Constitution the deep importance it has to our country. It is the American soldier. The soldier does not question the command given to him by our leaders, and does not "analyze" the reasons for or against obeying the command. The soldier simply does his job whether he likes it or not, and will even lay down his life if that is what it takes to do the job. It is because of that loyalty to our nation's command structure--which comes from our Constitution--that our laws, our Constitution, our liberties that we all cherish and enjoy, even exist.

These incredible men and women, young and old, toil in far-away deserts and jungles in obedience to our leaders' orders, for us. They are willing to pick up a weapon to defend the rest of us no matter how weak or old or deserving we may be. While the rest of us sleep in our warm beds at home, they face death, and pain, and unimaginable fear in cold swamps and ferocious deserts halfway across the planet. While we live and laugh in comfort among our friends, family and loved ones, they shed tears and blood surrounded by hostile enemies trying to hurt them.

These are the men and women who make America what it is. I cannot find words to describe my gratitude for their sacrifices, and my sorrow for their loss. Thank you, Pfc. Huxley, for facing fears I will probably never face, and for making sacrifices I will never make. This nation is forever indebted to you and I hope to live my life and do my job constantly honoring your memory and those who have fallen with you."
Neil Singh of Phoenix, Arizona

"greg you said duck tape could fix everthing but it cant it cant fix the hundreds of broken hearts saddened by your death and it cant bring you back. i miss you man"
steven rice of liverpool ny usa

"This is my song for Greggy....


"I Wish"

I wish, I wish, I wish
To every city
I wish, I wish, I wish
Every hood
I wish, I wish, I wish
And every block
I wish, I wish, I wish
Good Ol' America!

Rollin' through the hood
Just stopped by to say what's up
Came to let you know
That your baby boy ain't doing so tough
And even though you passed
Going on four long years
Still waking up late at night crying tears
Just thinking about those days
You used to talk to me
Smilin' while I'm sippin' on this Hennesy
And remember we bragged on how rich we would be
To get up out this hood was like a fantasy

[1] - And now you hear my songs the radio is bangin'
Oh I can't believe my ears
And what everybody's sayin'
And boy I'll tell you
Folks don't know the half
I would give it all up
Just to take one ride

(With you)
How I used to kick it on the front porch
(With you)
And how I used to lay back and smoke weed
(With you)
And all the little days and party joints we'd do
Now I'm just missing you
How I wish

[2] - I wish that I could hold you now
I wish that I could touch you now
I wish that I could talk to you
Be with you somehow
I know you're in a better place
And you know I can see your face
I know you're smiling down on me
Saying everything's okay
And if I never leave this thug life
I'll see you again someday
I wish, I wish, I wish
I wish, I wish, I wish

Now ever since this money come
Been nothing but stress
Sometimes I wish I could trade in my success
Y'all look at me and say boy you've been blessed
But y'all don't see the inside of my unhappiness
Man I swear this * gets heavy like a ton
That's why you hear me shootin'
This real * off like a gun
Hmm I wonder how my friends would treat me now
If I wasn't iced up with a Bentley and a house
That's why fake * niggas get fake * digits
And fake * playas get a real playa hatin' 'em
Honey Love goes platinum and y'all * come around
But y'all don't wanna raise the roof
Until my * is going down

[Repeat 1]

(With you)
How I used to hoop off in them tournaments
(With you)
And how I used to club hop on weekends
(With you)
Your family called the morning of the tragic end
Damn, my condolensces

[Repeat 2]

Voices in my head be telling me to come to church
Saying the Lord is the only way for you to stop the hurt
Dreaming of windows black tinted like a hurst
When waking up to life sometimes seems worst
And all I ever wanted is to be a better man
And I try to keep it real with my homies now
For me to save the world I don't understand
How did I become the leader of a billion men?

[Repeat 1]

(With you)
How I used to street perform on Friday
(With you)
And how I used to go to church on Easter Sunday
(With you)
Standing here throwing them songs at me
Somebody pray for me

[Repeat 2 till end]"
Sarah of Forestport


"A Soldier's Heart"

All hope was gone
Hard to hang on
Hard to be strong
Was blind, could not see
Nothing but walls in front of me and inside no peace

And the mountains seemed impossible to climb until...


You stood on the front lines
You led the way, out of the darkness
We didn't go astray
You were ready to die for our sake
And that takes a soldier's heart

Oceans so deep
Uphill so steep
But still we believe
And when the road was too far to travel
Heros you came and carried us there

And the mountains seemed impossible to climb until...


And so our flag was still there
All because you decided to care

[Chorus x2]

You stood on the front lines
You led the way, out of the darkness
You could have let us go astray
You were ready to die for our sake
And that takes a soldier's heart

And that takes a soldier's heart"
sarah of forestport

"I knew a man, called him greg huxley.Few folks even knew his name.But a hero, yes was he.Left a boy, came back a man.Still many just don't understandabout the reasons we are free.I can't forget the look in his eyesor the tears he cried,as he said these words to me.All gave some and some gave all.Some stood through for the red, white and blue,and some had to fall.And if you ever think of me,think of all your liberties, and recall,some gave all.Now, greg is no longer here.But his words are oh so clearas they echo throughout our land.and all his friends who gave us all,who stood the ground and took the fallto help their fellow man.Love your country and live with prideand don't forget those who died.America, can't you seeAnd if you ever think of methink of all your liberties, and recall, yes recallsome gave all.Some gave all.greg you gave all i miss you man"
steven rice of liverpool ny

"I just miss you like crazy....."
Sarah of Forestport

"wow nicole very moving message you know greg we were never that close but bud you were always there for friends when they needed you though even though i wasnt your best bud you stood up for me when people made fun of me and stuff greg lifes jsut not the same with out a kind heatered guy like you around. rest in peace bro.."
steven rice of liverpool, ny

"Well in all honesty this is my first time actually reading this website. I find myself everyday going online and searching for Greg's name at google.com and for some reason this site never came up as mentioning his name. To danielle I love you girl thanks for putting it here. I am Nicole I am Greg's sister. I have read some pretty moving messages and would like to hear from some of these people on a more personal level. I have found that I take much comfort in hearing what others have to say. As of right now I am in college at Suny Cobleskill in New York. My address until December of 2003 is
Nicole Huxley
127 Mcauther Ave
Apartment 30
Cobleskill New York 12043
Anyone who would like to contact me is welcome to do so. i would appreciate it very much. To Greg buddy I miss you and there is nothing in the world that I wouldnt do to have you back. I wish more than anything in the world that we never had to hear the words that you were really gone. WE dont now why life throws us the twists and turns that it does but for everything there is a reason. One day I am sure we will find out what yours was but as of right now you are still alive in my mind, my heart, my thoughts and my soul......you will never be forgotten and you will always be loved."
Nicole, Greg's sister of Forestport New York

"PVT Huxley was in my tank when the RPG hit. Had Grag not been sitting where he was I would've been the one who didn't come bach home. Greg had a hard time adjusting to our unit at first but he had come a long way in a very short time. I am very proud of my soldier...he died so the people of Iraq could live a life without tyranny, evil, and oppression. Thanks Greg for the times we did have in the desert. The "Dirty 3rd" misses you and our squad will never forget what you did."
SSG Shawn Johnson 3rd Squad B Co 317EN of Ft. Benning, GA USA

"Huxley, I don't know what to say other than we miss you. You were so new to our battallion yet you wasted no time at all in joining the team. I really wish that you could be here with us today. There is nothing that I can say that would be adequate to your friends and family back home yet we are brothers in arms and we felt your loss like a stab in the heart. God bless you Greg."
SPC Mark Walker Jr., C Co 317th En Bn


Ive left like 5 messages for you already but....i dunno...i just miss you alot....n like other things these days dont make it easier....its just hard i guess....i just wish that you were here so i could talk to you and you could give me advise and help me through everything....and maybe you are helping me but its just different...i never tell people this but i was like failing school when you died...and i said 2 myself that i wanted to do good for Greg....n i went from low 50s to high 70s and i did it for you...but i just wish you could be here to say wow sarah thats cool....but ur not...n it sucks....but we all get by and we will all live through this but its hard...n like ur death has brought he so close to people i have always diss liked....and its cool in an instance....but i miss you Greg....this part of a Tupac song remides me of you.....
but now that your gone
i'm in tha zone
'I don't wanna die all alone'
but now ya gone
and all I got left are stinkin' memories

Sarah of forestport

"Happy Birthday Greggie,
You are so much in my thoughts, my heart, and my prayers."
CJ of Forestport

sarah of forestport,ny

"greg this is my second message to you. im been taking your loss hard so far this seems to be the only way i can really cope with my feelings i drove 3 and a half hours home from college to make it to your memorial service and i dont regret it at all. greg lifes not going to be the same without you man. who are we gonna play hack with man. its not the same without you inventing all them crazy tricks to do with the hack. and seeing you walk around school with your bookbag plastered in duct tape. nobody can replace you greg nobody......."
steve rice of lee center ny

"greg so many times you bailed me out so many times you were there for me i graduated with you i stood by you, you were my friend you gave your life serving the counrty and for that im proud. greg i will see in another life and we will play hack jsut like we always did no matter how cold or how hot it was out we were always playing hack outside greg. its not gonna be the same with out you man rest in peace bud i luv ya"
steven rice of lee center ny/ liverpool ny

"I'm not really sure why things in lfe happen the way that they do. I do know that i will never forget the morning me and Nicole found out what happened and i will never forget the feeling that went through me..I still do not want to accept the fact that Greggy is gone and although i know i will see him again, I regret that we wont have anymore times to laugh and cry, or just plain hang out..i knew greg for quite a few years and eventually he became more than an associate, more than a friend, he became a brother at heart...I will never forget the laughter and joy that Greggy brought to all he encountered, and i will alwayz be greatfull knowing that Greggy died nothin less then a hero in all of our hearts. He will never be forgotten...he has left somethin in all who knew him that will always be brought up and remembered..i know that one day we will see you again..words cannot express how much you are missed every waking day...We love you soo much Greggy, I'm so greatfull that you were a part of my life and that i got to be a part of yours!"
Heather Williamson of Bradley S.C

"Thank you for your gift of hope to us and all freedom enjoying people of the world. Freedom is not free and you paid the ultimate price for all of us. Thank you for your selflessness in defense of freedom."
Chet Konarski (USAF) veteran of Macedon, NY

SARAH of forestport...ny

"Ya know.....On Augest 6 greggy will have been gone for 4mo.....not even a week later....he will be 20 years old...greggy didnt even live 2 decades befor he died....ya know this kinda helps to get out how i feel....i dont like to talk about it unless its to his mom my mom or a few friends....ya know it hurt when i found out....ive slowey but sort of gotten over the fact that i will never see greg again before i die.its something that no one can ever take back.a few of my friends have anger for all the people of iraq...i dont i cant have hate for those people...greg new when he was deployed for the war that he may never come back alive...and would he look at me from heaven and be proud of me if i held a grudge towards the people of iraq....no he wouldnt...im just as proud for him as anyone else is....yet i cant feel the hate in my heart that alot of people feel for them people...but i dunno maybe its their way of coping...but o well...i just wish some people would see that its not all of their faults...if u wanna hate anyone hate the saddam husain....i do....well i just thought id leave Greggy some love...so I LOVE YOU...ill come see u soon...but not 2 soon....Peace out brotha"
Sarah of Forestport,Newyork

"Almost 4 months. It still seems like I just fond out. I wish I could express what I feel inside. I can still see the kids standing and waiting for the school bus from my kitchen door.
Greggie was strong and tuff. He was determined. He was kind, caring, and giving. I never knew him to be any other way. He was a boy. A boy with a mans dream. A mans determination. He was a "Hero" long before he even thought about going to Iraq."
C.J. Scholl of Forestport, New York

"I knew Greg Very Well matter of fact Greg and I went to school together i met Greg when i was in my summer of 5th grade going into 6th. i was in 8th Grade when he was in 12th grade. When I found out my best friend was killed (which was in school 1st period) my face turned all red and i burst into tear's. My classmate Tiffany asked the teacher if we could get out of class because everyone saw me crying. As soon as i walked out of class i feel to the floor crying very hard and i could not stop. Greg and and his sister's Becky and Nicole and I use to go to the park at night and play Hide-n-go-seek it was awesome but me being the smallest of them all couldn't catch Greggy at all. I remeber one time Nicole and I were at the park and he was at his house which was not far from where i was and shot me in the butt with a BeeBeeGun. Now that i think about it. who is going to shoot me in the butt again??? who will look after me as well as Greg did?? (besides his sister nicole) I'm really going to miss Greg. He was everything to me. I am very proud of him. He did a AWESOME job!. and im thankful for that i just wish he didnt have to get killed. Just like his Dad Greg Sr. said he always wanted to go ahead and he sure did go ahead of all of us this time. Now after he is gone every sunday i dont feel happy at all. and i will never forget the day my best friend was killed.....I love you Greg."
Danielle Scholl of Forestport, NY

"I didn't know Pfc. Gregory Huxley, Jr. he was in the unit with my son - when I saw the site I just had to say something. When I last talked to my son he was deeply hurt by the passing of your son - I know he must have been a great person to leave such an impression on my son - I'm so sorry for your lost. Words cannot express how much I appreciate him and his heroism. I know your heart aches and I pray God gives you the strength to go on. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers."
Freda W. Jackson of Atlanta, GA

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of PFC Huxley. You are a Hero in the eyes of the soldiers who fought along beside you. You will always remain in our thoughts."
Sgt Rand Brown Cco 317th En of Ft Benning Ga

"Today, Memorial day i will be thinking of Greg and all the other fallen soldiers from all wars past.....Greg was a friend of me as i have posted stuff on here before.....i just hope no one forgets any of the lost soldiers."
sarah of forestport ny

"To the family of Greg, I just want to say I didn't know Greg myself. My husband did. He was heartbroken. I received a letter and he said it wasn't gonna be the same coming back to Fort Benning without him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. He is a Hero."
LaShunda Bullock of Fort Benning Ga

"Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Thank you Gregory, for your courage and sacrifice. May God always keep you in His care."
Ken and Maritza Holley of Pembroke Pines, Florida

""May the Peace of the Lord which passes all understanding comfort you and your family at this time." Our son, Sgt. Logan Sibert serves in the 1-15th from Ft. Benning and we know that he bows his head in reverence towards your son . . . another American Hero!"
Sibert Family of Redondo Beach, California

"To the family and friends of Pfc. Gregory Huxley, Jr.:
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 Gregory 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 Pfc. Gregory Huxley, Jr.:
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 Gregory, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera, of Powder Springs, Georgia

Words cannot express the sorrow I feel. Although I didn't know you, I know what you stood for. You have my undying gratitude. Someday I'll get the chance to thank you in person, but until that day......"Does a woman ever forget her baby at the breast, or fail to cherish the son of her womb? Yet even if these forget, I will never forget you." (Isaiah 49:15)

May God bless you and keep you close."
Lt. Daniel Schug FDNY of New Windsor, NY

"To me, he and all the other American soldiers are true heroes, and I will always remember what he has done. God Bless."
Sandy of Indiana

"Greg grew up in a little town in Upstate NY called Forestport, where everyone knows everyone, and you can find America at it's best in every person you meet. And now that little town gave one of it's own to the people of a faraway land, so they might also live in a free country where people have a chance. Who would do that for America? We owe Greg and his family for that sacrifice, as do the people of Iraq. God bless his family, and may his courage and sacrifice never, ever be forgotten by the people of this country and the world.

God Bless,
Larry Moonan, Monterey CA (formerly of Boonville NY, where Greg attended High School)"
Larry Moonan of Monterey, CA USA

"Greggy i love you , u and i were so close and i dont know what im going to do with out u!"
Danielle of Forestport, NY

"I also Wrote this poem for Greg:

A life was taken from the land,He fell to the gound with a gun in his hand,His family weeps,Now his soul in peace sleeps,I remember when he was here,Now I hold our memories near,He honered his country he stood through,For me and for you,He was a young soldier,A hero at that,For now in Gods world he stands up to bat,His gravestone will say his name his date of birth and his day of death,There in that spot he is layed to rest,But his spirt will live on the battle feilds he fought,But in my mind Gregory's memory will always be in thought!"
Sarah of Forestport

"I knew Greg since I was 5 years old.His sister Becky and me were in Kindergarden together and Greg was just the coolest.Last year when I entered highschool Greg was a Senior and he was still the coolest.He had a saying that duct tape fixes everything!He would just always have his headphones blarin,Even though he seemed like a punk he was there for anyone that he needed to be there for.He would never let you down!Greg is in my memory forever!Im sure if anyone knew him all they would have to say is good things .Greg loved everyone and everyone loved Greg.I never said good-bye to Greg before he left to fight in mission"Iraqi Freedom".We kind of grew apart when he graduated but the friend ship was still there.If I could say one more thing to Greg id say of course teary eyed"You made all of us proud!I wish you would have made it so we all could hear your war storys,and most of all i wish you made it so we could all have our Greggy back.I love you forever and You better be practicing your hackie sack in heaven because I know of alot of teen age boys that cant wait to be hackin it up in heaven with you...never forget me...ill never forget you"Greg was more than the punk kid in school he was a good guy and he changed alot of lives!I never lost anyone before,Im 16 and its hard.Sometimes i wanna cry sometimes i wanna laugh,Sometimes i wanna talk bout it and sometimes i dont.The death of Greg has made me look at life from a different prospective,It made me think will i make it to 20.But Greg was the best!I love you forever Greg!!!!

Always Remember"Duct Tape Fixes Everything"But Greg not out broken hearts!!!!"
Sarah Johnston of Forestport,NewYork

"The loss of your son hit me like a fist. I met my husband through friends that I had in 3-17. Although I did not know your son, I know many like him and can only imagine how hard this loss is for you. Know that you are thought of daily and prayed for greatly."
Christie Nestor of LaGrange, GA

"I was stationed at Fort Benning in HHC 317th Engineer Battalion several years ago and the loss of PFC Huxley hit me pretty hard. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time. God Bless!"
Tamara of Casco, Michigan USA

"Though it's hard to lose a loved one, remember that Greg died serving his country. Soldiers like Greg make it possible for us to have the freedoms we so love and take for granted. Thank you Greg and thank you Greg's family for raising such a son."
Jayne of Ohio

"I am deeply sorry for your loss, but please remember this: his life did not go unnoticed. I want to thank you, because I didn't get the chance to thank him. I never met him, but I am more appreciative of what he devoted his life to than I can even begin to describe.

Thank you, as his family and friends, who supported him and loved him, and thank you to his memory--so many people appreciate what you have done."
Jenna of Arizona, USA

"We will never forget Greg Huxley. May God bless his soul, his family and friends. Thank you, soldier, for giving your life for myself and for so many others who are proud to be Americans."
McKenna of Austin, Texas

"We will never forget Huxley and all other soldiers who died in Iraq. We will see the little Iraqi children running free in the streets of Baghdad and remember that the cause in which he was fighting was just, and that he did not die in vain. God Bless Greg Huxley, and may God Bless his family and friends."
Courtney of Dallas, Tx

"PFC Huxley us a special angel that God called home. He has a new mission. He will always be in our hearts. Never forget him...RIP BRAVE SOLDIER"
The Taylors, USMC of North Carolina

"I'm so sorry for your loss..i'll be praying for you..God Bless!!"
Melissa of U.S.A.

"Please accept our condolences on behalf of the Drill Sergeants and Cadre and Soldiers of D Co, 35th Engineer Bn, Ft LeonardWood, Mo. PFC Huxley made the ultimate sacrifice on the battlefield, and is remembered with honor."
D Co 35th Engineer Bn of Ft Leonard Wood, MO

"I am so sorry for your lost but you do not know how incredibly greatful i feel to have men like him serving our country the military is why i get to live each day in freedom and i am forever in debt to him and the loved ones who are still here.THANK YOU BEYOND WORDS. may God be with the family"
Melissa of San Diego

"I'm very sorry for your loss. I know how it feels to lose a loved one in a time of war or battle. My heart is with you and him. May God rest his soul."
Becky Whitmore of Stroudsburg, PA USA

"I'm so sorry for your loss. He will be so missed."


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