Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Chad B. Maynard

19, of Montrose, Colorado.
Maynard died when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations near Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was operating with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army, which was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). Died on June 15, 2005.

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"Again we remember you and the sacrifice you made. Never forgotten. June 15 2023"
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"Remember and Honor. Memorial Day 2023"
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"We remember your life and sacrifice. June15 2022"
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis Mo

"Never Forgotten. Memorial Day 2022"
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"Another year is past and your life story is remembered and shared. June 15 2021"
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"Your story will be remembered and shared. Your sacrifice is not forgotten. Memorial Day 2021"
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"Thank you for your life. You, your wife, and your daughter are on our hearts today."
Austin Adams

"Memories. Tears. Prayers. June 15 2020"
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"We remember and are forever grateful. Memorial Day 2020"
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"Chad- You are remembered and your story has been told again. Prayers. June 15 2019"
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"Remembering the sacrifice you made and sending prayers to your family... Memorial Day 2019"
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"You are remembered. God Bless your family. June 15 2018"
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude...Remembering you and yours. Memorial Day 2018"
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"Chad- A Hero Remembered. June 15, 2017"
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"We Reflect-Honor-and Remember. Memorial Day 2017"
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"Chad I am a childhood friend of your wonderful mother Cindy. I pray for you and your family daily. Cindy contact me on facebook. Love you always,Pam"
Pam Nunn of Arvada, Colorado

"I know its late but miss you a lot brother. Ill always remember you"
Randy Smith of Phoenix Arizona

"Chad- Thinking of you and your family as another year goes by. June 15, 2016"
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"Chad- Your sacrifice is forever etched in our souls. Memorial Day 2016"
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"Hey Chad I remember you from NJROTC in Montrose.. It was hard to not respect you from my first time I met you.
We were cutting hay the day I heard you had been killed it came over the radio like so many big news anocments have over the years. I stopped what I was doing and just sat still for a moment. We were two ships passing when ever we saw each other me being in Olathe high and all. I'm rambling now rest easy and my prayers have been with all your family for years now."
Moe of Delta Colorado

"Remembering a hero in our hearts on this day. June 15 2015"
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"Remembering-Honoring. Memorial Day 2015"
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"Thoughts today for the sacrifice you made and for those that love you- June 15,2014."
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"Memorial Day 2014- Honor and Remember."
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis Mo

"Chad- Some gave all, remembering your sacrifice. June 15, 2013"
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"Chad I think of you all the time and the sacrifice you made to our country. Heaven has been blessed to have an angel such as yourself. God Bless you and your family."
Rose of San Antonio, TX

"Chad- Remembering your sacrifice and your family on this Memorial Day 2013."
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"I think of Chad all the time. Jacob, my heart still hurts for you. My brother died in 1991 and it still hurts. Thank you Jacob, for inspiring Kymball and for continuing after your loss. The video is wonderful. I'll point it out to Kym. I know he hasn't been back here. He wrote about the crosses he saw. That it "hit him hard". He actually broke that day. I thought he was all good till that day. But he is mind-broke. He still cries for Chad. I am so glad you are hale, hardy, and whole."
Kym's mom of Montrose Colorado

"Chad, Because of your sacrifice, June 15 will always be a day of reflection. Thank you for your service. Semper Fi 2012"
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"Remembering a hero and his family.
Memorial Day 2012"
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis Mo

"Hey Chad its Randy again... Well its memorial weekend which means its almost that time again god i miss you dude im gonna come visit you before i get out of the corps dude i promise you this and ill crack a cold one with you when i do... rest in peace brother"
Randy Smith of Phoenix, Arizona

"When i first moved to Camp Pedleton in 2004 with my husband who was an active Marine at the time, we lived on base. I remember how hard it was to find things not only on the base but also off. One night I stepped out of my apartment when I noticed a couple working on a vehicle that was giving them problems. I began talking to a beautiful girl named Becky. I asked her what her plans were for the following day and she said not much. It was Thanksgiving 2004 so without hesitation I invited both Becky and her husband Chad to have Thanksgiving with my husband and myself and a few other friends. It hurts me everytime I think of Chad sitting in my living room and not even knowing that a few months later he would be taken away from his family and friends forever. All I have to say his Chad and Becky are never far from my heart. It breaks my heart even more to know that their beautiful daughter will never have an opportunity to meet her father and see how happy her mommy and daddy were togther."
Rose of San Antonio

"Chad I'll always miss you bro. You were my best friend in SOI and ill never forget you. Guard the streets till I get up there Dude."
Sgt Randy Smith of Lake Havasu City, Arizona

"As long as we live, they shall live- they are part of us. Remember them- June 15,2011 Semper Fi"
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"Think about you every day little bro, miss you much.A great American hero.
Memorial day 2011"
Jeremiah Maynard of Montrose, CO

"Chad-Remembering your sacrifice. God bless your family. Memorial Day 2011"
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis, MO

"I would have left a message here a lot sooner if I'd known of the site. I was surprised to hear about Chad. While I doubt he ever considered me more than a acquaintance, I did like him during high school from the sparse contact I had with him. He was always fair and friendly to me.

A great man has been lost."
Chris Robertson of Montrose Colorado


May thy protect Chad and I'll continually be praying for his soul.

I am Mrs. Christopher Irving, A widow to late Bryant Irving in Washington, , suffering from longtime Cancer of the Breast.

Pray for me too.
Lord be with you all."
Mrs. Christopher Irving of Washington

"Hey bro. I still have the last picture we all took together the last day of NJROTC. I'll never forget always competing with you to have the best platoon for Annual Inspection. I'm gonna miss you. I'm going through college and hopefully contracting as an officer soon. You'll always be remembered and you won't ever be forgotten. You're still my hero, motivation and inspiration to push myself to learn more and be a better soldier. I hope that I can be half as good as you. I better be I'll be a 2nd Lt. in a couple years. I'll always miss you bro. Love ya always."
Stacy Reeves of El Paso, Tx. U.S.A

"Just wanted to stop by and say I miss you Chad, you'll never be forgotten"
Heidi of Montrose Co

"Chad Maynard- you are not forgotten. We remember."
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"To the family of Chad Maynard,
My son (Now Cpl. Ian Stewart, he was a Pfc. then) was part of the 1/5 in Iraq with Chad. He and Chad had become friends prior to their deployment. He spoke of visiting Chad and Becky's apartment on base. They were in different companies so Ian hadn't seen Chad while in Iraq, but as fortune would have it, they ran across each other the day before the incident that took Chad. They were able to hang out for a couple of hours. My son isn't much of a social person and is kind of hard to get to know, but he found a friend in Chad and that meant so much to him. He still thinks and speaks of him highly. I should have written long ago, but just wanted to tell you that Chad is remembered fondly, even by those who never met him (I never had the opportunity). He is a true hero, and I've dedicated my Facebook page to honor him today.
Thank you Chad, for your service and the friendship that meant so much to my son (and to his mother). You will never be forgotten."
Marilyn Shannon (Mother of Cpl. Ian Stewart) of El Segundo, CA

"We remember your family today, Memorial Day 2010. Prayers are with them."
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"You are not forgotton brother..... Semper fi!!!!!!"
Joel Jaime of Las vegas

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

"Dear Son, Easter is Sunday. Makes me think of you and seeing you again some day. Wish all of you kids could be here with us Sunday. We will be at Grandma and Grandpa's Sunday. Brian is engaged. I've met the girl, she seems nice. Jacob will be here for 2 weeks in June. I think Breanne is coming too. Can't wait to see them. We are going camping...wish you could be with us. I miss you, my son. I love you so much. I know you are happy and well."
Mother of Centennial, CO

"Dear Son, you have a handsome new nephew. Breanne and Mehran have a little boy, Darius Chad Kashefi, born October 8, 2009, 7 lbs 3 oz, 20 inches long. I thought he would be born on Jeremiah's birthday but he fooled me. He is so beautiful! I think he looks like Breanne when she was a baby. I got to be there for the delivery and for about a week afterwards. Sure wish you could see your niece/nephew. They are treasures. Your baby girl is beautiful also. I don't get to see her really at all. Wish that could be different. I'm going up to see you tomorrow. I'm sorry, haven't been in a while. I miss you. I know you are fine, but sometimes I'm not. The holidays are coming and that is always hard. I do love you and miss you and wish you were here. But I do know you are in a very good place, and that makes me happy!"
Mother of Centennial, CO

"I spent my High School years with Chad. Though we may not have always seen eye to eye, Chad was a good man and I will miss him. He was always one who others would strive to be like; always held his head high and was admired by many. He was a good friend to so many people... Chad left this world a courageous, selfless leader; A brave Marine soldier. Today marks 4 years since his death. It's too bad time does not heal all wounds... My heart still hurts for him... I know he is out there... Watching over us and protecting those who would follow in his footsteps. Hoorah, Chad. Until we meet again..."
Jennifer of Aurora, CO

"Remembering the sacrifice made and prayers for Chad's family, June 15, 2009."
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"Memorial day 2009 Chad as i stood at your memorial marker on the beach at Lake Havasu I was taken back to some of the most wonderful memories, and i felt comfort knowing you truly believed in what you were called to do. I am so lucky and proud to have you as my son.Semper Fi...Dad"
Gene of Lake Havasu Az. 86404

"24 May 2009. Chad, today in church when we remembered the cost of freedom, I again thought of your brave sacrifice for us all. Thank you! You are not forgotten. And thank you, Cindy, Gene, and the whole Maynard family for your sacrifice. I am praying for you especially this weekend."
Tim Wade of Daingerfield, Texas

"We are putting a cross on Carmel Beach for each of our fallen service people tomorrow. We have extra care for Chad...flowers, bugler, etc. It is silly to say that we join you in your loss...but we recognize your sacrifice and do what we can for the memory of these fine young people."
Michael Jones of Carmel Valley, CA

"To Chad's family, Memorial Day 2009,

Remembering you on this day of service and sacrifice. Blessings to you."
Carla and Mark Myers of Memphis MO

"On this Memorial Day 2009, we remember you and the sacrifice you made for us. Maynard, what an inspiration you were to all of those you came in contact with. You took so many young ROTC cadets under your wing and encouraged them to be the best. Freddie, his dad, and I will always remember you and keep you alive in our hearts."
The Means Family of Dunnellon, FL

"Dear Son, Christmas 2008 and it is, of course, not the same without you. All the other kids are with your dad in Havasu. Scott and I will be going to Grandma and Grandpa's. I miss you Son. I know you are well. I read a book recently about a lady who was dying of cancer. She said about God, "He isn't taking me, He is receiving me." That has been a big comfort to me. I know that you were "received" for a reason. Sometimes it feels like you were "taken", but the book was right. I know you are happy. You are with the "reason for the season" and I know that you are so much more blessed today than we are. We don't forget, ever, you and who and what you were. I love you Son! Merry Christmas!"
Mom of Centennial, CO

"Hey Maynard, I miss you and all the positive things you did for all of us left here missing you. I wake up every day still thinking you are going to stop by. I am honored , and so is my son to have known you. We will see you again...but not yet... God be with you bro.."
Dan Troncoso of Montrose, CO

"To my little brother and biggest hero,you will always be in my heart. I love you, and save me a seat up there,and Ill see you soon. OOORAAH little bro."
Jeremiah Maynard of Montrose, Co

"June 24, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Chad B. Maynard:
Chad 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 Chad's family, we honor the sacrifice made by Chad for his country. We pray you will have many good memories to bring you comfort at this time of remembrance. June 15, 2008"
Mark and Carla Myers and Lcpl. Joel Myers of Memphis, MO

"To Chad in Heaven: I consider it an honor to have been your pastor for a few years in Montrose. You were an awesome kid and thank you for the ultimate sacrifice you made for our country. To Cindy: I've wanted to be able to contact you since I heard about Chad almost three years ago. You and your whole family are in my prayers this Memorial Day 2008. Please contact me: twade@valornet.com"
Tim Wade of Daingerfield, TX/USA

"To Chad's family- we are thinking of you all on this Memorial Day 2008. Blessings to you."
Carla and Mark Myers of Memphis MO

"Merry Christmas, Son! I know I'm a few days late. Christmas was hard for me this year, so far away from everyone. We are coming to Denver the end of January though, and I'll see you then. Grandma and Grandpa put the wreath I made on your grave. She is supposed to be sending me pictures. New Year's is coming around...3 years since I last saw you. I still find myself not believing that I won't hear from you today, or tomorrow. I miss you."
Mother of Midland, TX

"Son, you are missed so much. The holidays are coming round again. They are always hard for me, especially New Years. I know you are doing well. I know you are happy. I watched Jacob's video of you today. It was the first time since he's finished it. Of course, I'm crying...I love you."
Mother of Midland, Texas

"Chad i wish you were still here! I
wish i could of gotten to know you better. I always think about you! I will always miss you and love you with all my heart. YOU are always going to
be a great man to me! I love you a billion so's.you will always be in my mind and heart! miss you and love you.
you're niece kia"
kia of colorado

"Dear Son, we are here in Midland, Texas. What a place... thank goodness I lived 3 years in Washington so I could get used to never ending flatness as far as the eye can see.

We are doing OK. I didn't get to see you when we passed through Colorado on our way here. Too much going on. We had a terrible time with the U-Haul tow dolly and it slowed us down a bit. We finally made it though.

I read Jacob's birthday wish to you. And yes, your little girl is beautiful. I just wish your family was able to visit with her more often.

I'm working at the radio station for a few hours today. We are still living in a motel, but our apartment will be ready August 1. Things are still up in the air here...we don't know if we will stay or not. If not, we will probably go to Colorado for a while and figure out our next move. I'm feeling like quite the world traveler.

I miss you very much, my son. The world is just the strangest place without you in it. I know you are better off, I believe that. I just wish I could give you one more hug and try once more to work out that migrating coconut thing...you know what I mean?"
Mother of LCpl Chad B. Maynard and Sgt. Jacob N. Maynard and Breanne Maynard of Midland, TX

"You know what's funny? The luckiest day of the century was your birthday. You'd have been 22. I'd say we're all pretty lucky. We're lucky to have had a hero like you willing to do everything for us.

I love you, baby bro'. I miss you terribly. Sleep easy.

Oh, and your daughter is adorable. I got to see her for the first time last month. And your youngest niece is so precious as well.

Much love, baby bro'."
Sgt Jacob Maynard, author of http://chadbmaynard.x10hosting.com of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

"To Chad's family, Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time as another year passes by."
Carla and Mark Myers of Memphis MO

"I read your website with so much interest, but more importantly, gratitude, for the sacrifice Chad made but also for how you all have helped me deal with my Dad's passing. I stumbled upon this website today and spent about an hour reading the messages and looking at the website that Jacob put together. I cried as I read the messages from Mom, Jacob and Breanna. My Dad passed away in October after raising seven kids in New Jersey with my Mom. He was a pediatrician and was beloved by so many. I've missed him every day, and although I've hoped that time would lessen the pain, that hasn't happened yet. I've been dreading Father's Day, which is coming up on Sunday. Reading your beautiful messages has made me realize that somehow we will get through this. You all seem to love Chad as much as my family and I love my Dad. I hope Chad gets to see Pop (that's what we call him) up in heaven. I think they'll love each other.

All my best to Chad and his family as you continue to work through the pain of his passing but also remember with love all of the special times. And thanks for allowing me to be a part of this special site which after an hour is helping me in a big, big way. Rest in peace Chad-and take good care of Pop for me."
Bernadette Smith of Westerville, OH

"Dear Son, You should have seen the video interview Grandma did for the Denver Post. It was the Memorial Day edition. She did such a good job. I am proud of her. They used the picture of you, Breanne and Jacob where you have your cowboy hat on. It is great!

We'll be there to see you soon.


"Dear Son, my last day at work was May 17. Now my job is packing and keeping the house clean so we can show it and sell it. I'm planning to be actually out of the house, furniture and all, by July 9. I should have plenty of time to get everything packed by then. I'll be driving to Denver for the 15th. We'll all be there to see you then.

I have your things to pack. Nothing that was really yours, but all the things I've collected since. It is quite a bit, really. People have been so nice.

I miss you, Chad. They found the body of one of the soldiers that had been abducted today and I was so sad for the family but glad that you went so quickly.

I'll be glad to see Jacob and Breanne. Jacob won't be there for long, but Breanne is staying a few days, so I'll get to see her and the baby. I wish you could see Pareesa: she is such a cutey. You would just love her!

Talk to you soon, Son."
Cindy Smith, mother of Marines LCpl Chad B. Maynard and Sgt. Jacob N. Maynard of moving to Texas soon

"Dear Son, It's nearly the first of May. Mother's Day is coming and that was the last time I got to hear your voice. Lorraine Melgosa, the lady who owns Wellington Carriage Company sent me a book they made as a tribute to Mike, the horse that pulled the caisson you rode from the funeral home to the gravesite in. He died last year. There are two pages in there dedicated to you, my Lance Corporal Son. For some reason, she says your funeral really impacted her in a way the others she has done hasn't. Well, we all know you are a special guy! Anyway, I was looking through that book today and I thought I'd look up the guy they arrested in Iraq as the guy who did the wicked deed that took you from us. There is no new news to report on him. I don't know if they convicted him, let him go, what. That led me to re-reading the article and realizing that very soon I'm going to be in a position to be able to meet a couple of the families of a couple of the guys you were with. Scott and I are moving to Midland, Texas. He is already there. I'm going there as soon as we can get our house settled and I can train someone to take my job. One of your buddies was from Richardson, Texas, and one from San Antonio. I don't know right now how far away those places are from where I'll be, but I plan on trying to hook up with those families and have a visit with them if I can.

I miss you, Son. You can't even imagine the huge hole that is in my heart because of your loss. Everyone sort of forgets that you had a mother. Because I wasn't around that last year they just sort of figure I don't count, I guess. Well, I know. I remember taking you to therapy several times a week. Working with you on your speech. Homework, baseball practice, football practice. I was remembering the other day that time I went to school with you, remember? It was supposed to be a punishment, and when the day was over you looked at me and said, "So, when are you going to do this again?" I wish I had. I loved being with you that day.

Well, anyway, June is coming, and we will all be coming to visit you. It's always a sad and happy time. Everyone is together, but you are missing, so it isn't everyone.

Give Mike a carrott for me, OK? He did a great job for you and several other of your comrades.

I miss you so."
Cindy Smith, mother of Marine LCpl Chad B Maynard and Sgt Jacob N Maynard


I finally finished the video I've been working on for so long. I wanted to make it available here for everyone to see. http://chadbmaynard.x10hosting.com/ChadBryantMaynard.wmv I hope that many people see it. Your name is still living on, brother. I love you, man.

Sleep easy,"
Sgt Jacob Maynard (indymaynard@gmail.com) author of http://chadbmaynard.x10hosting.com and http://maynard.homelinux.com/indymaynard/chad.html of Camp Lejeune, NC

"I just found this site today. And right now it's hitting me like a freight train.

I was in fallujah when Chad died near Ramadi. 30 miles away, and I only learned a week after his funeral. Mom has sent me the article.... that has to be the most hopeless I've ever felt.
I was so close to him, Delta to Montrose...and there's nothing I could have done, or even known.

My stepdad had kept the info from mom to keep her from breaking down or she would have been at his funeral in my stead.

I go to Mesa State in GJ now, and walking out of class I noticed the quad full of tiny white crosses, on each was all the info of each military member to die in Iraq. I finally found Chad's, however they don't have a picture for him.

To the Maynards, I offer all my condolences, and you all know me well enough to know I mean it.

Every friend I outlive hurts, so I can only imagine what this did to you.....

Anyways, I'm amid waves of pain from lost brothers right now so I'm going to stop rambling on.
I wish each and every one of you the best of luck in all the chapters of your lives."
Lcpl Kymball Linwood hight of Grand Junction,CO

"Hey Chad...we did it. Kashefi's Delicatessen is open. I even named the kid's cheese sandwich after you...you know what it's called? The "Chadder Cheeser"! Anyway, I miss you. I've been keeping busy the past year and it is good in some ways. Even though I miss you, I keep busy so I don't think about how much I miss you. I've been meaning to sit down and watch your video clips but haven't had the chance. Oh, and you would just love Pareesa to death. I don't know how to explain it, and I'm sure it doesn't make sense...but when I look into her face sometimes, I see you. Or maybe I just think of you. Anyway, it's nice that she reminds me of you in that way. Well, I love you, hope you know I think of you."
Sister Breanne Maynard

"I signed onto one of my messenger accounts today, something I hadn't done in a long time, and I saw your account. It was the weirdest feeling. I wanted to click your name and write you a message. I figured I'd write it here instead.

....and now that I've been sitting here for the last several minutes, I can't think of anything to write. I just miss you, man. And it's always these little things that remind me. I don't even know what to say about how I feel. I got asked that question a little while ago, and I still don't know how to respond to it.

You are severely missed, little bro'. But you are regarded a hero, especially by me. Sleep easy, little bro'. Love you, man."
Sgt Jacob Maynard, author of http://maynard.homelinux.com/indymaynard/chad.html and http://chadbmaynard.x10hosting.com of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

"Dear Son, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I wanted to write you around New Year's, but this whole holiday has been so sad. The last time I saw you was when Scott and I took you to the airport on New Year's morning. I will always remember the way you looked that morning. I know you didn't want to leave, but you had to go. You and that black hat and duster...your trade mark outfit.
Scott did a beautiful thing for me for Christmas. He went to a wood worker and had him build me a custom stand, I don't know really what to call it. It will have a memorial to you on it, along with your picture and your medals and ribbons. Jacob is supposed to be finding out what they all are so I can buy them and put them on the stand. The stand is made of local walnut. I didn't realize we had walnut trees here, but it is just beautiful. When we have it finished, I will send Jacob some pictures so he can put them on the website.
Just want you to know that you are still so close to my thoughts. We were watching the events surrounding President Ford's funeral and memorials, and I just had the hardest time watching them. It reminded me so much of the things that happened when you came home.
You know, they are planning on sending more troops to Iraq now. How I wish they would have done that to begin with. How I wish the stupid politicians had stayed out of the war, where they don't belong, and let the military take care of things. How I wish they would have let you guys go in and do the job right at the beginning, instead of having things drag on like this and more of our babies getting killed. I know you died for a good cause, My Son, but I miss you so. I think that if they had done it right to begin with, maybe you would be here, right now, and a whole lot of other people would be too.
Thank you for being so selfless for all of us, including the stupid people who caused your death.
You know I love you. I wish I could talk to you. No one understands about migrating coconuts anymore.
By the way, we finally bought a house. It is very nice. I am afraid to unpack things though, because it seems that all I've been doing for the past 4 years is moving! The dogs have a fenced yard, and a big house to run through. I hope Jacob and Breanne can come sometime and see me here. They would love the house."
Cindy Smith, mother of Marine Sgt. Jacob N. Maynard and Marine LCpl Chad B. Maynard of Richland, Washington

"And now, happy veteran's day. This day should be remembered more for heroes like you anyway. You're an inspiration to this troubled world. Know that you're still living on in one way or another. Love you, little bro'. Sleep easy."
Sgt Jacob Maynard author of http://chadbmaynard.x10hosting.com of Camp Lejeune, NC

"Happy 231st, bro. You're part of the great history, man. Your name is part of the history. It's inspiring to think that the Marine Corps was part of your dream for so long. I love you, bro. Semper Fi. Sleep easy."
Sgt Jacob Maynard author of http://chadbmaynard.x10hosting.com of Camp Lejeune, NC

"Hey Chad,
Its your cousin Michelle. I miss you so much, more than words can say. Your whole family does. When you left, everything changed, nothing is the same. We all cry a little bit more and we are saddened by things that never really had an effect on us before. But I think we all appretiate life more and don't take it for granted so much anymore. You know that room in grandma and grandpas house where we all were together the last time we saw you? The one upstairs? I can't step in that room without crying anymore. I don't know why I can't, its just so hard. After you died, every time your name is mentioned everyone tries to remember the good times and we try to laugh about it but no matter what we start crying too. Looking at this page and seeing that people you never even met are writing to you is amazing. I guess I should tell you what I never told you before, I'm joining the Corps. I should have told you when you were alive but I never really thought about telling anyone until after you died. Jacob has talked to me about it, maybe tried to talk me out of it but it hasn't worked. I also joined the ROTC and I like it. I think its one of my best classes. I'm working on putting up a memorial for all the fallen at my school. You're my inspriration. I wrote a poem for you shortly after you died.

Forever In My Heart

Forever in my heart is where you'll be kept
Even though for your death my heart has wept
You once said, "take no life for granted"
Now you're gone and thats what no one wanted
You devoted your life to this nation
With this, every ounce of love and consentration

Forever in my heart your memory will stay
While I wait most of all for that day
The day when we will hug inside the Lord's kingdom
The day when I'll thank you for giving your life to freedom
We'll walk and talk with so much to catch up on
We'll dance and sing for to the Lord we belong

Forever in my heart your word will ring true
Forever I'll sing my song about you
So young when you left, but so caring and wise
So long will we weep, tears falling from our families eyes
Death is no joke, its serious indeed
So look to the Lord whenever you're in need

Forever in my heart is where you will be
Remembering your famous words, "Good to go chief"
Life is so good but can be so short
So when the time comes don't head for the door
Even though you're gone we'll never be apart
For on you will live, Forever in my heart
Written: 8/8/05
By: Michelle L. Rowley

I love you so much Chad and miss you more each day. Nothing will be the same without you, not Christmas or New Years. My birthday won't even seem the same because I'm celebrating another while you never will. But I envey you in a way. You are in the Lord's kingdom right now and living with him. However, no matter how much I envey you for that, it doesn't change the fact of how much you are missed... by everyone. But you died for what you believed in so how much more could we ask for? This one thing, save us all a place up there and we'll see you soon. Don't know how long, but we'll see you soon."
Michelle Rowley of Aurora, Colorado

"Dear Son, you know that you are always in my thoughts. I was watching Grey's Anatomy last night and could hardly watch it, because some of the scenes reminded me of you. I want to watch the videos Breanne made of you, but I still don't know where they are - we haven't gotten totally unpacked yet - and every time I watch them I cry. Sometimes I want to cry, because I need to. But really, some days I can think of you and the fun...remember when we went up to Yankee Boy Basin and tossed rocks out onto the ice on those ponds? Remember the cool noises it made? I wish we could do that again.

I went on a cruise to Alaska a couple of weeks ago. You would have loved it.

I miss you and love you, Chad."
Mother of Kennewick, Washington


I haven't written in quite some time but I think about you so much...especially lately. Oh how I wish you could meet my daughter...your neice! She is so sweet and beautiful. She is two months old tomorrow. Boy does the time fly! Anyway, she will definitely know about you because I am going to tell her all about you. I will bring her when we come to visit you each year too so she can be a part of your memory.

I love you Chad and miss you terribly. I do hope that all is well where you are...I'm sure you are fine and enjoying your new home...shall I say mansion!!

Thinking of you always,

"Dear Chad, you're an uncle! Breanne and Mehran had a beautiful baby girl, Pareesa Lanae Kashefi, Thursday, July 27. I am here with her now and we are having a great time with the new little one. Wish you were here to see her.

We miss you, Son."
Mother of LCpl Chad Maynard and Sargeant Jacob Maynard of Kennewick, Washington

I'm so sorry I haven't written you more often. I still find it really hard coming to this web site let alone looking at pictures. Your on my mind constantly! Guess I should clue you in on my life. I got married! I still can't belive it either. I married a good man though. You would like him. He treats me very well and wishes that he could have met you, just as I wish. You were on my mind so much when I got married. All I could think of was when you called me and told me that you got married and how happy you were and how you couldn't wait for me to meet Becky, which I'm sorry to say I still haven't met her yet. I would love to be in contact with her and see your beautiful daughter. Oh... Chad I miss you so much!! I read all of these notes that people leave for you and I pray that you knew how much everyone loved you, how highly they thought of you. Most of all I hope you knew how much I loved you and cherished your friendship.Well my dear friend I will talk to you soon! Love you always!!"
Nikki Lyon of Lake Havasu City, Az - perfectmoments06@yahoo.com

"Hey, bro! Happy Birthday! It would have definitely been awesome to be able to celebrate this with you today. It was even a friday.

That's all I had to say for today. I really miss you, man. You've done awesome, little bro'."
Sgt Jacob Maynard, Author of http://chadbmaynard.x10hosting.com of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

"Happy Birthday Chad. Today would be your big 21! Mehran's birthday was yesterday and we really didn't do too much for him. Since I had the day off today I spent it baking him a cake...well, actually the cake is for you and him. It's a lemon angel food cake with walnuts and lemon frosting. He likes lemon cakes...I can't remember if you do. I decorated it with homemade white and yellow frosting and used raspberries and white chocolate leaves (I made those myself too).We are going to sing to him and also to you tonight in your memory. So drop an ear by tonight at my house around 9:00 if you want to hear your birthday song!

I love you brother."

"Hey, dude. I haven't written for a while, as you can see. I guess I don't have a good excuse for it, either. It's not that I don't remember, but it is tough to write.

We met on the 15th and got to spend some time taking care of your area and reminiscing. You made front page again. I tried to shine up your stone for you, but it was a little stubborn. What was funny was that your patch of grass was the greenest patch in the whole yard. I don't know if we have to thank Dan for that, or if it was God making a statement.

I really miss you, man. I always wish I had that one more day, even that one more hour. I know you're better off now, and that you're well taken care of. I love you, bro'. Sleep easy."
Sgt Maynard, author of http://chadbmaynard.x10hosting.com of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

"Dear Chad,

The other day I was driving through by Main and Townsend and saw a bunch of people holding banners with your picture and information on them, screaming out your name. They were also holding up American Flags for you. When I looked over at them I saw you and really missed seeing you around and hearing you playing around with Breanne and Jacob. There were cars honking and they were doing in rememberience of you. It has been a year since you have left this earth and gone with God. I remember all of the good times we all had when we were little. I remember Breanne and I used to play together ALL THE TIME!!! How I miss her! I think about her everytime I go to my parents house. I remember when her and I used to ride our bikes together, have water fights on the trampaline, all the sleep overs, making "Scones". I have never forgotton you or your family! I feel honored to have been able to know you Chad. I remember when you and Jacob used play like you were Indiana Jones, and make those little "rockets" that you guys used to let loose on the streets, or play G.I. Jo. I hope that you and all of your family know that we have never forgotton how wonderful you guys were when you were here! I hear Breanne is going to a mommy!! That is wonderful. There is no greater blessings in this world than a child and the love that they bring into your life. I NEVER knew how much love you could have for somebody or something. I have a son that's about 16 months old now and is the light of my life. Without him I honestly don't know where I would be!! His name is Santiago Omar. I hope Breanne is doing well and I hope she knows how much I miss her! I'm so happy that her and Mehran are happily married and are expecting! They deserve all the best. I still remember when they first met too! She used to always make that fancy tea stuff when he would come to see her! I have never seen Breanne happier with somebody. Well I guess I better go for now but I miss you buddy and you and all of your family are always in my prayers!!
Crystal Chavez & Santiago Omar Valdez (Son)"
Crystal Chavez of Montrose,CO


I can't beleive it's already been a year, it seems like this all happend yesterday. No one has forgetten you, anyone that knew you has made sure of it. Im going to come down and see you on your birthday, Wyatt is going to come with me. I just want you to know how much your sacrafice means. You are truly a hero Chad, and you will never be forgotten. I miss ya"
Tommy Kleis of Montrose,CO

"To the family of Chad-- We want you to know that we remember daily. We remembered on Memorial Day, we remember as 1/5 prepares to deploy again and we remember as June 15 approaches. We will remember with our son Joel as he is home on predeployment leave. I am glad that we can be with him during this time. He mentioned today that somehow he wants to honor his fallen friends on the anniversary date. Chad is not forgotten. We will continue to pray for your family as we are sure the tears and laughter will flow at this time of many memories. Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice made by your son. We will remember, we will not forget. 1/5 parents, Mark and Carla Myers"
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO USA

"Dear Son, I know, it's been a while. Things have been crazy here, but yet totally normal! I'm getting ready this weekend to pack up some things to take to Denver when we go next weekend. I'm taking your baby quilts to the kids...they will take them home and use them on their little ones, or maybe just frame them or whatever. I want them to have something of you. I will probably keep one of them, don't know which one yet. We are getting together to remember you on the anniversary of your death. I was just reading through some of this stuff and I know exactly how Jacob feels...sometimes I sit at work thinking about you kids and I think, "I haven't heard from Chad in a while", and that is really hard, you know? I think the last time I heard your voice on the phone was around Memorial Day last year. I remember you called me on Mother's Day and I was so surprised and happy, because I didn't think you would be able to call.

We miss you so much. People still remember you, Son. There was a lady in Denver that saw your funeral service last year. She was across the street at the motel or something. She went to the cemetary last weekend (Memorial Day) looking for the Marine who was killed in Iraq and whose service she had seen. She brought flowers or a flag to your grave. What a story, huh? Grandma told me this story today. Dan at the cemetary told it to her. They still remember us and you, and Dan wants to share some time with us June 15 when we go to see you, all of us together.

We have talked to so many wonderful people this year. I'm especially grateful to the newspaper people who have told your story to the world. We were afraid they would put a liberal bias on who you were and what happened to you and our family, but they have been so wonderful and good and put everything in the proper perspective. I will never be able to thank them enough.

Breanne is going to be a mom. I'm excited for her, but bummed because she lives so far away. Jacob has a new house. Again, he lives so far away. And you live so far away as well. Just remember, though, no matter how far away you are, you are always my Son, and you are always in my heart. I miss you, Chad. I know you are well, though, and I know that God has you in His hands. You are in a much better place, but you can't blame us for wishing we could see your smile and hear you laughter just one more time.

We'll be seeing you soon, Son. Jacob, Breanne, Grandma, Grandpa, Scott, Phyllis and Dean and I don't know who else will be with me on June 15 when we come to remember you. I know we will cry, but we will also laugh, and we will wish you were with us to hear the stories and tell your side, and maybe to even tell us some we don't know...Well, you may be with us in spirit, we just wish we could hear your words.

Speaking of migrating coconuts...I think I saw one fly by just the other day.

Thinking of you, again...and loving you all the time"
Mother of Kennewick, Washington

I went to Monterey over Memorial weekend. On Monday morning I was walking with Mehran and 2 of our friends along a beach in Carmel when we came upon something awesome. We almost would have missed it because we were cold and debating going back and not walking down the beach. Fortunately, we kept walking. There on the beach were hundreds of white crosses, each with a name, age, and date. There was a cross for every American fallen in Iraq. We went through almost all of them and finally came across your name, as well as the names of those who went with you that day.

The guy who organized the memorial didn't even know anyone in the service but had so much respect for the fallen that he and a few others had been up since 3 in the morning putting those crosses in the sand. There was even a guy from the press who came to talk to me and take my picture next to your cross. He said I had been the only person who had known anyone or had family that had died in Iraq that had been by the memorial that day.

I picked some flowers nearby and put them at the base of your cross so that people who walked by and viewed them would see your name and know that you had someone who came by to remember you. It was an honor to talk about you and I was glad to get the chance to keep your name alive. I was so proud to say I knew you, that you were my brother.

In memory of you Chad,
Love your sis"

"Hey Chad, noticed no one has written in a while. I visit this sight all the time and figured this time I will take the time to write a little something. Been thinking about you lately, especially as I am trying to buy a plane ticket to come out to Denver for June 15. Haven't seen the family over there since last year at your funeral. It will be nice to go back and remember you and see your headstone. I heard it is really nice but never got to see it. It will bring back some saddness but I will remember how you are in a better place now.
Miss you a lot. I would like to think you can hear me when I talk to God about you. I ask him to say "hi" to you and tell you I love you and miss you. I would like to know someday if you were able to know that!
Love you brother...still am and always will be proud of you!"

"Today is March 6, 2006.....1:33 am. I was stoked to here my cousins Jacob and Chad were for fighting for the USMC. This was a while back, now that a half of a decade has past. I was certain to let others know, my admiration of these 2 Bros serving.
So, hangin out in front of the computer, I thought, "hey", "the Usmc should let me know whats is going on with J & C Maynard". My wife Amanda began the search.
I picked up a book to read, in the mean time. The first words she read, "Chad Maynard, bombing incident", I knew in a moment, it was him. "Chad in Montrose, right"? She said, "yes". As a ran around the house looking for someone to call, or tell, "Jacobs brother"?! and, the answer....yes. Although my heart told me, I still had to be certain.
There is that saying some people use, "hits home", I recognize it now. And Ill tell you why. Chad was the cutest kid when we were growing up, and his precious spirit shined right through. The last we saw each other, was at our Grandmothers burial. And I very much remeber leaving off on a good note as we departed. (of course, how could you not with the nicest young person, you could ever know). And as I look at these pictures taken while serving, I see a person brimming with true joy for what they do.
Lets face it, war....in a fashinoable statement, SUCKS! However, Chad B, brings a diffrent perspective of thing going on the world for me. The pictures are worth a thousand words. So 'down' for the cause. So aware of exactly what he was doing, and damn proud to do be doing it! And then......I saw the moto picture, and with and excited shout, "YAAAAA"!!! blared from my excitement within. (I darn near woke the whole house, and sent my wife out of her seat...:) The 'Onpost' picture. I can see that same Chad I always knew. Goodness. Real Goodness.
I am so proud of you brothers, and the story, Wow! What a story. Total inspiration, from beginning to end. As a boy, and a Man.
I will never forget the funny times we had. Jacob, you mad me laugh so hard when you were a kid. Breanne, you might not have known, I have always looked up to you. Uncle Gene, man, the wild sense of humor you have, and the clever things you say. Cindy, you are as beautiful as your singing voice. I laugh when I think back, at your wedding reception, remember, that odd restaurant grandma chose. I hid to dance, because I was embarrased, and you found me alone, jamming out in an open dining room. :) ...Jeremiah, you are a brother to me. Growing up with you was wild. I know, we dont see each other much, but my life is touched greatly by each of you.
So, right now, since I just found out, Im still, blown away by all of this. I miss you. I miss you alot. And I can feel an abundance of love and hope, that assures me, things are gonna turn out to be o.k. I mean, with all of this. I hope its safe to leave my email here...okay, is anybody looking?! ateoneofmaynstrain@msn.com...or maynstrain@yahoo.........you know the rest.
With much Love and

Travis Michael Maynard"
Travis of Somewhere in, Utah


I haven't written in a while but I do come here quite often to read what others have written.

Mehran and I went to Dad's house last weekend and spent Friday through Monday there. It was really nice to see Dad and be able to see where he's living.(We tried to get hold of Becky to visit her and Lanae in Phoenix, but she never called us back.) I got a chance to go through some of your things while I was there. I would love to know exactly what you were going to do with that full bottle of fake blood. Knowing you, you must have had something awesome planned!! I also found your little league and football portraits. I always would wonder what you and Jacob would look like when you were older and I am sad that I won't know about you. All I have are you as a child and as a teenager. As I age, you will remain the same in my memory, without aging.

I am 4 months pregnant now! Things are going well and I am feeling fine. I'm not really showing that much during the day, but come night I feel huge, like a blob. I guess I better brace myself because I know I'll get a lot bigger. Wish you could see.

Miss you a lot. Wish I could see you and talk to you now..."
Love Always, your Sis

I and a few of the MOMs from the Rocky Mountain Military MOMs were there that day they laid you to rest. As a Marine MOM, I grieve alongside your family. We are all family, and my heart breaks with each Military Member that does not come home. Thank you for your sacrifice. My children and grandchildren will be able to sleep safely in their beds at night because of you. THANK YOU CHAD MAYNARD... YOU ARE MY HERO."

"Hey, little bro'. I haven't written in a while. I've been working a little bit at your webpage. I'm trying to make it look real good for you. I want to finish your video, but processing video takes forever, and it's difficult to watch you on video, man. Even going through the same pictures that I scanned into the computer... I'm trying to finish it.

I wrote to Cindy Sheehan to tell her how stupid she was, and I think she's so dumb that she missed the point of what I was trying to say. It's always the retards who get all of the publicity. Dad's been telling your story on the radio a lot. It's pretty cool.

And big news that I didn't write here before...I'm Sergeant, now. It's a nice addition to the paycheck. And it just sounds cool. I really messed it up the first day. I tripped over my tongue and called myself "Sgt. Mayjerd." I don't know why it keeps happening, too. But that's cool.

Joanna and I are getting a house here. I re-enlisted for 4 years, 8 months. But the Marine Corps didn't get me for cheap. I got a nice bonus, and I'm going to stay here in this unit for a while. I like it, even though it's pretty stressful at times.

I read this thing today that I thought you'd have liked. I can't quote it all here, but it talked about God creating the earth and making the airmen with uniforms that looked "ruffled and fowl." Soldiers who had all of these shiny things on their uniforms that didn't mean anything. Salty, slimy things were seamen, and He dressed them accordingly. Then, on the 8th day, he created the Marines with awesome skills and uniforms for different occasions, including the dress blues to impress the ladies. Then God got upset because he didn't have a Marine uniform. Then he shrugged and thought, "Not everyone can be a Marine." It's a little sacriligious, but I'm sure God can enjoy the spirit of the joke. Anyway, I thought I'd try to tell you about it.

And I did it again today...I was talking to dad, sitting not 5 feet from your pictures, and I thought, "I should call Chad and see how he's doing." Geez, man. I had to sit down and try working on your webpage then.

I'm proud of you, man. I love you, and I thank you for your heroism. I thank you for all of the good times, and even the bad. I miss you so bad, man. But I know we'll meet again soon. I'll try to be better about writing. I love you, man."

http://chadbmaynard.x10hosting.com of Camp Lejeune, NC, United States of America


First off, I wanted to wish you and your family happy new years and a belated holiday greetings. Secondly, I wanted to inform you that I am heading off to our MOB station in three months; then to the sandbox of Iraq. I know I was the ‘stupid’ one who joined the ‘army’ ha-ha. Not just anyone can be a Marin, ya know! I just wanted to let you know I’ll keep you close at heart and I thought I’d ask for you to keep an eye out for me and the troops while where out there doing are missions. A day doesn’t go by that I don’t think about the friend I had lost out in a foreign land. Who became a hero, and gave the ultimate sacrifice to his country. Thank you and I thank your brother for keeping your story alive with memorial videos and pictures. It means a lot to all of us who knew you Chad. I remember to stay motivated with the memories of a friend, and fellow Cadet from NJROTC. Be good and stay true goober. Loved ya always you dork!"
SPC Franciose, Anne-Marie of Aurora, CO

"Hey little brother, I've been thinking about you lately. Especially today when I was eating a pear. I remember that you were the only one out of us kids that liked pears. Mom would buy them just for you! Now I like pears too, and they will remind me of you whenever I eat them.
I also have the Marine Corps Hymn on a CD that I burned. I play it and I feel so proud of you and Jacob.
Love and miss you Chad!"
Breanne Maynard

"Hey Chad,
The holidays just past comming up on the new year I sat back and looked back on everything that's happend. I hope the following year is better. I moved to Pennsylvania shortly after your funeral. I'm playin semi-professional paintball right now, I keep a sticker in your memory on my gun. I keep thinking of that day when you came out to highway 90 with us and we played woodsball all day long..was definalty a good time. I want you and everyone else to know that you aren't forgotten and you never will be. Wyatt sends his reguards. I plan on visiting you on your birthday, I should be home for about am month this summer so it will work out. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers. Miss you."
Tommy Kleis of Indiana, PA

"Dear Son, Guess what? We have a sargeant in the family. Sgt. Maynard, your brother Jacob was promoted yesterday. He is excited. I'm proud of him. Another guess what? Breanne is going to be a mommy. She is expecting in August. I'm happy for her. It will be nice to have another addition to our family.

We had a quiet Christmas. I kept remembering the last time I saw you, at New Year's. My last sight of you was at the airport, you lugging all those heavy bags into the airport, wearing your trademark black hat with the bear claw (Remember the day you and Breanne went with me to Ouray and I bought it for you? I have it.) and your black duster (I wish I had that.). I know you didn't want to leave...I wished then I could have kept you with me, and I wish so even more now.

I'm going to Denver in June, Son. I want to be there to put flowers on your grave and to remember. I think about you all the time. Some days are better than others. Grandma and Grandpa are doing a great job of taking care of you for me. They go and make sure things look nice and put flowers out so people know you aren't forgotten. They miss you too.

There was an article in the Denver Post about Wellington Carriage, the lady that carried you from the chapel to the gravesite with her horse and caison. She is a remarkable lady. I know you loved that special touch.

I miss you so much. I love you."
Mom of Kennewick, WA

"To the family of:Chad B. Maynard I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully, we will meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell, Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ,"
Polly Ballew of Covington,Ga

"Well, Christmas came and went so quickly. I know for me....Christmas just didn't feel like Christmas this year. It makes me sad to think that I haven't seen you for a whole year. The last time was at Grandma's house last New Years. I can't believe how the time flies. I know we all missed you so much this Christmas.
Wish you could be here for me to tell you that you're going to be an uncle! I am two months pregnant with Baby Kashefi. In the midst of life lost their will be life gained...that is very impacting for me and Mehran both.
We love and miss you Chad. We keep you in our memories during this holiday season."
Breanne (sis) Maynard of breanne_lanae@hotmail.com

"Little brother...7 months seems like forever. I keep wishing there had been one more phone call, one more time to talk to you. I miss you so much, man. But I know that even though I am sad, I am more proud. Iraqis are voting today. As mom put it, you made that possible. And I wish I could tell you that, because I wonder if you ever knew that I was proud of you, and that you took on more than I had the guts to. I love you, little bro'. Sleep easy."
Cpl Jacob Maynard author of http://chadbmaynard.x10hosting.com of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

despite my prowess with words how can one begin to say everything that one thinks one needs too. I must admit in my weakness I have been avoiding writing anything as if by avoiding doing so you may still be with us and i realized that you still are, in heart, in memory. Many fond memories i might add. I am still trying to get some t-shirts made, some bumper stickers different stuff man to ensure Montrose will not forget the man you were. You were a part of my family and just want to let you know we love you and think of you daily. Sam is getting huge, thats my boy, he asks about you sometimes, Gideon, the son you didnt meet is far different then Sam but we'll make sure he is raised knowing who you were, an inspiration, a hero, an adopted brother, a friend and of course, A Marine. We love ya Chadwick, MoTown isnt the same with out you."
David Collier of Colorado

"My Little Chaddy,
Your friend Bosso sent Mehran and I some pictures of you in Iraq. First of all, didn't your mommy teach you to chew with your mouth closed?!! I couldn't picture you over there until after seeing the pictures. Seems like you were having fun over there though.

I just miss you. I wish we could have spent more time together and that I could have gotten to know you better. Seems like I left Colorado so soon, while you were still in school, and we missed being able to get closer. Now it will almost be a year since I last saw you, at New Years. Wow, seems so unfair that it has almost been that long. Time is just flying by TOO fast.

I finished making DVDs of all the video footage I have of you. I sent them to the family so they could see you whenever they want. I know they are painful to watch, but they are also really comforting.

Something I read in the article on Major Beck really stuck in my heart. About how no one should forget those who paid the ultimat price by dying for other people's freedom, because if they do then they don't deserve it. Freedom has a price and you and our family has paid. It is a oart of us now...

I love you little brother, although you haven't been little for a long time!

Love you sister,

"Dear Chad, Yesterday was Veteran's Day. I never dreamed I would have to spend it in this way, missing you so much. We have met a wonderful lady here in the Tri-Cities. Her son was in the Army National Guard and was killed about a year before you. She had a gathering for all the Gold Star families in our area. There are about 10 of us that we know of. It was kind of nice to be around people who know how we feel, who really know. Most of them have been living with this for over a year now, but one mom, Anne, lost her son in Afghanistan just the end of September. It was good to talk to her, because her experience is closer than most of the rest of them, but also haunting, because I could see myself in her eyes. I'm glad we went.

We grab onto anything we can find about you, Son. The Rocky Mountain News did a big article, a 24 page spread on Major Beck and the Marine unit at Buckley Air Force Base. They were the ones that helped us get through your arrival and funeral. They are incredible men and women. It gave me chills everytime they changed the guard, to see the honor and respect they paid you. I don't know how he and the rest of his command do it. They have to be so strong, but I know it tears them up at the same time. I appreciate them so much.

We are going to have a house built here. I am so sad you never got to see where I live now. I think you would have found it interesting. Not as beautiful as Colorado, but interesting.

I miss you. I had a dream about you a few weeks ago. I walked into my bedroom and there you were, in the rocking chair, laughing and joking, just like you always did. I was soooo happy to see you! I kept asking you how long you could stay, because I knew that you were only with me for a short time. When I woke up I felt two very conflicting things: sadness, because I knew you would never stay with me again here, and happiness, because I know you are OK where you are.

I just miss you. I have all these things around here that remind me of you: the boxes I bought at the dollar store to ship your goodies in, your pictures, the newspaper articles, packing tape, of all things, can just cause me to break down into tears. I keep thinking about making peanut butter quickies to send to Jacob and Breanne, but I just don't know if I can ever make those cookies again. And white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, they are Scott's favorite, but every time I think of them, I think of you. I think they were the last cookie you actually received from me.

Maybe it's the holiday season coming up, but these past few weeks have been tough. I feel a lot more fragile. I'm OK, but always on the edge of tears. I just miss you, my baby Son."

"Hey, bro'. Happy Marine Corps birthday, and happy Veteran's day. The ball that I went to was so much fun. I wish I could have had the chance to go to one with you. There's many things I wish. The past seems to hold a lot of those. But I don't regret the times I had with you.

5 months here in a few days...I love you, little bro'. Sleep easy, man."
Cpl Jacob Maynard of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

"Dear Chad,
I'm more relieved than happy that I found this page, and yet still sad it had to exist. Maybe I can get some feelings out now as well. I know we didn't see eachother in Ramadi, but I want you to know I patrolled the same streets you did when you got killed. I was so unbelievably mad when I got that first Email. I was seeing absolute RED on each mission I went on until I came home. Heck, I'm still seeing red. I wish I could tell you I was the one who got the bastards that made that IED but I can't. I can only take comfort that we'd killed or captured a lot of them from that area after you died. I still can't believe that just shy of 20 short years, you're already standing tall and proud guarding the pearly gates. I lost more than just a couple close friends in Iraq, but none of it compared to the pain I felt when we lost you.

From a steel strong line of Marine Corps heritage, you arrived your freshman year in NJROTC. When Jacob and I drilled the new cadets, I remember thinking "This kid's absolutely nuts. He must have been born wearing a kevlar vest, and a steel pot on his head". After high school, I know you lived your Marine Corps dream every day you stood in those boots... every mission you walked, and through every person you helped and supported there. Thank you for serving the nation you loved so much, because they love you in return. I wish more Americans could be lucky enough to be as proud of our flag as you always were.

Jacob, I'm sorry that I wasn't there when Chad got hit man. I'm sad I didn't see him on the camp, or boots on the ground in Ramadi. I'm pissed off that I wasn't there to help him when he needed it the most. Gene, Cindy, and Breanne, I'm very sorry well... I'm just very sorry.

From one Soldier to a Marine, one combat veteran to a fallen hero, a friend to a friend... God speed Chad."
SGT Shane R. Whipple, US Army Infantry. OON_4321@hotmail.com of Fort Carson; Colorado Springs, CO.

"I'm still working on your page, baby bro'. Love ya, man."
Cpl Jacob Maynard (indymaynard@gmail.com) of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

"Hey, bro'. 4 months yesterday. It doesn't seem real. Your unit came back a few weeks ago. The memorial for you and your fellows was a few days ago. They said some awesome stuff about you. I guess you were trying to show me up some more. Always doing a good job at that. Things have been pretty decent here. I got some more pictures of you from CDR Rizzo. I didn't think I would get them so soon. That's just awesome. We're going to the beach today. We went there the day after we found out. It reminded me of our first trip to the beach. Crazy memories, man.

I think things are pretty good with the rest of the family. I haven't heard any negatives to that. We all love you, dude. I'm going to try to get a hold of some of your buddies for some stories to put up on the web page. I know they'll do you honor.

Sleep easy, man."
Cpl Jacob Maynard indymaynardco@yahoo.com of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

"To the family of Chad Maynard I am so sorry for the loss of your son,and brother my brother Staff Sgt. Ramon E. Gonzales Cordova really felt the loss of your son and called that day that it happened, and I just wanted to let you know that what ever pain, and sorrow you are going through I am there with you and will always feel the same way you do. May God Bless you and the rest of your Family.
And as Always SEMPER FI.

Marisol Gonzales
Sister of Fallen Hero Staff Sgt. Ramon e. Gonzales Cordova."
Marisol Gonzales of Davie, FL

"Hey Chad,
I'm sorry that we lost touch. You were a really great friend to me and I will never forget you. I remember all the great times on German class that we had. You were my Superman and I was your Meidie. I know that nobody will understand that but you and me but that's ok. I miss you Chad. I remember seeing you the night before you left, you promised me you would be ok and you would take care of your self. But I know that I will see you again when my time is up.

To the Maynard family, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Chad was a great person, but you already knew that. And he will truly be missed. Chad was a friend of mine but we lost touch but there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of him.
I can't begin to imagine what you all are going through. You are all in my prayers."
Heidi Spradlin ( Moore) of Montrose Co USA

"Hey Chaddy,
Mehran and I are having our housewarming party on Sunday October 2nd and we are getting the new house all ready. Wish you could see it.
I was thinking of this one time we were watching a movie and this guy was in the snowy mountains because his little airplane broke down....."too many peanuts!" ha ha. I guess maybe only you and I will know what that means.
I miss you brother. I have been working really hard at making copies of your graduation, memorial and funeral to send to the family. It is a long process but I will get it done. I want to spread your memory, Chad.
I'm going sometime this weekend to buy picture frames so I can hang your pictures up in my living room. That way I can see your face everyday...
I love you Chad..."
Breanne Maynard (sister) of Fresno, Ca breanne_lanae@hotmail.com

"Dear Ones,

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that all of America joins you in your sorrow. The loss of any of our brave military members diminishes us all.

We appreciate Chad for his dedication to God and country and we know that the world was a better place with him in it. Thank you for sharing him with all of us. We are humbled by his sacrifice for our freedom and for those who were not blessed with freedom before it was provided by our selfless military.


Proud Military Supporters"
Ray and K@ren of TheHugsProject.com

"Chad, I never knew you, but I know of the type of person you was. Thank you for being patriotic and loving our country. Sleep easy brave hero my many thanks for your ultimate sacrifice. Proud mom of SPC Shropshire"
Patti Fox of dandridge, TN

"Chad, though I never knew you, you are a inspiration to everyone. You are a true American Hero. You gave your life so we could have freedom. Thank you so much for your love and concern for all fellow Americans. Guard those streets of heaven and enjoy your time with Jesus. You have earned your rest.
In Christs Love,"
Iva Cross of Austin, Texas

"Hey, bro! It's been three months. It's hard to believe. Sometimes, I think time is moving too slow. Sometimes, I think time is going to fast. But it really doesn't seem like this long, and yet it seems like forever since we hung out at your house in California. I'm making webpages for you, man. I'm trying to keep you famous. And you'll be famous in a respectable manner, not like the poor men whose names are disgraced daily by their families who know no better. We have to fight for them too, right? I'm doing that, and I'm fighting them.

I wrote to the Gold Star Families for Peace organization. It's hard to believe, but I was pretty cordial to them. They are too cowardly to respond, but next time, it won't be so cordial.

When I get the time to do so, I'm going to load tons more pictures onto the pages. I want to show your whole life there.

I'm working hard at the new job. You'd like some of the stuff my unit is doing. Very Marine Corps stuff. It's absolutely spectacular.

We survived a hurricane, here. It wasn't all I thought it would be. But it was pretty impressive.

I love you, man. You rest easy. I will write again soon.
Cpl Jacob Maynard (indymaynardco@yahoo.com) of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

"To the family, friends and loved ones of CHAD B. MAYNARD. With heavy hearts we send our condolences to you. This young man gave his life for his country. To keep it safe and free for all Americans. He is a true hero in our eyes. You are all in our prayers at this time.
May God Bless and Keep You
God Bless America and our Military"
The Shissler Family of Sabinsville, PA

"My deepest condolences to Chad's family and friends. He is truly a brave American Hero who will not be forgotten. May God be with you all and take Chad into the palm of His hand."
Mary Ann of Gorham, NH

"To the Family & Friends of Chad B. Maynard,
Please accept our deepest condolences on behalf of my family and of Cedar Rapids, IA.
We wholeheartedly support our troops. It is these same hearts that break with yours at the news of this great loss.
Because of our brave heroes, unafraid to face and defeat the evils of terrorism, we can walk this blessed road of freedom without fear, confident that our troops are out there.
God Bless all who live and die to insure that freedom will always ring.
Love, Honor and Gratitude FOREVER,"
KT of United States of America

"to the family of Chad B. Maynard
On behalf of my family, I express my sorry to hear of the death of your Chad. He is one of our heros who has given his life for freedom, democracy, and protection for people all around the globe..One of the few, the brave, the proud..I am a Marine mom, my middle child (20yrs old) of five is my Marine...I know the depth of love I have for God, family, and country. I can not presume to know the depth of grief one feels upon heraring the death of a child..May God be with you now, and in the days to come..Your CHAD ...will not be forgotten.
Semper Fi, VPMOM Mary Gilmer of Evergreen Colorado of Corporal Alex
I am a memeber of Rocky Mountain Military Moms. ps, I lived in Montrose in 1978-1979"
Mary Gilmer of Evergreen CO

"To Chad's memory. What a profound loss. I can only imagine how much he is missed. Not much can take away the sadness and pain from his loss but maybe it will help a little to know that I know where my freedoms are from and that his is remembered and appreciated, as are you."
Carla Street of Spirit Lake ID

"To the Family of Chad B. Maynard: So proudly we stand with our hearts in our hands as our children march off to war in distant lands. How difficult it is to release our young men to missions God designates in His command! Thank you for being the great parents and family you are to nurture and guide Chad to be
the honorable man he is today! He will always be a Hero and an Honorable Man because you gave him the courage and insight to do God's will in his life.
God bless you all! Semper Fi!"
Charlene Luckie -Coburn - Proud Marine Mom - Lt. Nate of Northport, AL

"My deepest sympathy to the family of Chad Maynard. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Chad is a hero. His courage and dedication is the fuel that keeps the flames of freedom burning. His spirit will always shine in the heart of each and every American."
Jill Bennett of Marietta, GA/U.S.A.

"To the Family of Chad Maynard.

No words can begin to describe the pain and anquish your family has been dealing with. Please know that so many share your anquish. We may not be related to Chad, but as a nation, we morn with you. Thank you to Chad for serving his country, and for giving the ultimate sacrifice, his life, in the name of freedom. He will not be forgotten."
Jana Becker-A Marine Mom of Pvt. C. Becker-Iraq of Glennallen, AK

"My sincere condolences to the Maynard family in the loss of their beloved Chad.

I pray that your love for one another and the support of those who care will sustain you through this difficult time.

For every fallen hero there is a bright star that shines in the evening sky to remind us that freedom does not come without sacrifice.

I pray that Chad has found eternal rest and you find peace in the days ahead."
Rosemarie Annese, Blue Star Mother of Millbury, MA

"to the courageous family and friends of chad maynard:

words cannot describe how much we appreciate the ultimate sacrifice that your family has made for us in the name of freedom! a simply THANK YOU is all we are able to offer right now, but please know that you will also be in our continued prayers.

take care and GB!
(marine) sgt. will & michele williams;
marissa, david, nicko, anthony, lucie, daniel and john-paul"
the williams family of fresno, ca


"To the Family and Friends of LCPL Chad Maynard,
We will always hold your son, brother, friend in our hearts and prayers. Because of his service and sacrifice we here in the USA and all around the world are SAFE and FREE!!! Chad is an inspiration for the whole world to emulate and he is and always will be a TRUE AMERICAN HERO!!!! Thank you for sharing your CHAD with all of us and know that we love him and will HONOR his memory always. With love and heavy hearts, Heidi & Monica Narr"
Heidi and Monica of Pittsburgh, PA/USA

"Here's the webpage I will be working on. I can use any comments and/or help.
Chad Bryant Maynard"
Cpl Jacob Maynard (indymaynardco@yahoo.com) of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

"Hey, bro! I know it's been a while since I've written. If only I'd have done this much writing for you before hand. I just wanted to tell you that they're writing another story and you're going to be in it. They're giving impressions on this Cindy Sheehan. Truth be told, she's stupid and she has no right to be on television or in any kind of media because she's really stupid. There's no way she could go around defiling your memory without big bro' saying something. I've been sort of inspired to make my own group against her. Dad wants to do it, too. I want you to know that I love you and miss you, man. I want to play guitar with you again. I want to play paintball and tell jokes and stories to you again. You're my hero, man. No one can take that away. Rest easy. Semper."
Cpl Jacob Maynard (indymaynardco@yahoo.com) of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

"Dear Chad,
It'll be 3 months here in a few days and I still can't believe that you're gone. I went to the service and the burial and they were both very nicely done. Those are the only times that I have cried in the last 5 years...I'm sorry Chad that I didn't stand up at the memorial service and say something, I really wanted to but I just couldn't find the strength. I Miss you man. I keep remembering things that you told me a long time ago and it gives me some peace. You were one of the best men I have ever had the privelegde and honor of knowing, and you're missed dearly. Goodbye Chad, God Bless, Semper Fi.

Dear Maynard Family, I bestowe my deepest heart felt condolences to all of you. I can't even imagine what you have gone through. I keep you in my prayers and I'm so incredibly sorry. God Bless you all."
Wyatt Hinkson of Montrose, CO/ USA

"My dear brother,
I haven't been to this page in a long time and thought I would see who has dropped a letter by. I really meant to write sooner...I think it helps. I've had a rough time these past few weeks. I have been so stressed with everything going on and then I think of how much I miss you. I make it a point to pause in silence everyday to think of you. I don't think a day will go by when I don't. In my prayers I pray that God will send you my hugs and kisses...and then I remember how you always said "it's ok, SIS" whenever I was worried or sad and crying. I would love to hear you say that again.
My old friend from highschool, Amber Toomer, (she came to your memorial) has been keeping in touch with me lately. I just talked to her tonight (9/3/05)and she had just left California. She was at a funeral for a few of her and her brother's friends who got killed by an IED as well. Her brother is still over there in the Army and she was very touched by you.
I love you Chad and I look forward to spending lots of time with you when my time is up. It's amazing to think that you could be walking on those golden streets right now with Jesus and the angels. I guess you're the lucky one!!
Semper FI...and always good to go..."
Breanne Maynard of Fresno, Ca


I’m so sorry that I wasn’t able to go to your memorial held in Montrose, in fact I never new you dead, I always thought when the news would report another Marine dead---I’d always say to myself “Not Chad, he’s to smart” . I think when the reality hit me when I found out by my SFC that you were dead---that moment I broke into tears…I think I stopped breathing for that whole few minutes of trying to digest that you’d died. You were my Platoon Leader in ROTC, you were my friend and in a sense a mentor. I know when I finally joined up with the army it made you mad but you were still happy none the less. I got to see you on graduation. You were always so cocky and sure of yourself…lol. That’s why everyone got a kick at hanging out with you. I’ll never forget your pet peeve about petting me on the head. -_- I absolutely hated it! Lol. I get deployed soon Chad, I’m heading where you were, were convoying from one location to that location. Ugh, what a mess. You know what Chad…I miss you. Sincerely and truly…even the head pets. You were a wonderful person, and I’m sorry that life was to short lived. I’ll see you again though; I wish your family the best. I know they lost something very important to them: but your legacy will always live on Chad. You touched so many people, and so many minds. Scary I know…but you did. Even my own. I hope I succeed in my own Military career to your standards…which where always high. I’m not afraid to step up to the plate now Chad, thanks to all your aid in NJROTC.

Love Anne

"MARINE LANCE CPL CHAD B. MAYNARD – You are an American Hero whose ultimate sacrifice Will not be forgotten by a grateful nation.
Rest in peace Marine. You will be remembered For always being faithful to God, Country, Family and the Corps.
PFC Franciose, Anne of Montrose, Co (NJROTC)

"Son, I keep getting letters in the mail...letters I wrote to you that you never got. I guess out of the many I sent you, if 10 is all I get back, that isn't so bad. I just hope you know that I love you and I wanted you to be encouraged every day that you were there for a purpose and that I am proud of you. I'll be getting the puppies back soon! Wish you could be here to see them. Love, Mom"

"Hey, baby bro. It's been 2 months. I can't believe the way that time has been going so fast, and yet it seems like forever. I miss you, man. Even now I find myself thinking that I have so much to tell you, but then I realize that I'm not going to be able to tell you. I love you, man. I want you to know that I'm doing everything that I can to keep my promise. I think it's going okay. Everyone at work asks about your pictures. They all think it's me. I have to keep telling them that I've never looked that good in my uniform. You still make me proud. I'll never be the hero you've become. Sleep easy, baby bro. Semper."
Cpl Jacob Maynard (indymaynardco@yahoo.com) of Camp Lejeune, NC

"To the family of L Cpl Chad Maynard, we are so sorry for the loss your family has suffered. We know this hurt and pain. We lost L. Cpl Juston Thacker 21, 6/24/04 in Afghanistan whenhe and PFc Daniel McClenney and one other man came up on terrorists setting IEDs. Only one survived. We pray for God to give you peace in your heart. Know that he is in the Hall of Heroes and is honored by all. America owes a deep debt to these young men who put their lives on hold to protect our FREEDOM and give others in the world the same opportunity we have. May we always hold their memories in our hearts and honor them and keep praying for no others to be lost. God Bless you and yours. We are Juston's grandparents and maybe contacted at www.lcpljustontthacker.com"
Tom & Dixie Sisk of Princeton, WV

"MARINE LANCE CPL CHAD B. MAYNARD - You are an American Hero whose ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten by a grateful nation. Rest in peace Marine. You will be remembered for always being faithful to God, Country, Family and the Corps.
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Chad and may memories comfort you aways. I am very sorry for your loss.

"To Chad's family, Our hearts grieve with yours at the loss of Chad. He truly is an American hero and we will not forget. Our son, Joel, served beside Chad at Ramadi and they were buddies at SOI in 2004. Through past conversations about what he and "Maynard" were going to do and through pictures of them together in Ramadi, we feel a bit like family and are truly saddened at this loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you all and we rejoice with you and Rebecca at the birth of your granddaughter. If we could be of any help to you or you would want any pictures we have, we would be glad to get them to you. Chad, we will not forget."
Mark and Carla Myers of Memphis MO

"Dear Maynard Family:
My husband Cpl. Chad W. Powell, was killed on June 23, 2005. I was reading some of the messages on my husbands memorial page and saw a message from you. My heart breaks for you as well. Every sacrifice is as great as the next. I have a 3 yr old son and I can't imagine the loss you feel in your heart, but I have seen what my in-laws have endured and I'm just so sorry for you. My son and I are just taking it one day at a time, some days are better, and others are worse, but I live on knowing that my husband is in a better place where there is no more sorrow and no more pain. I too know that your son is there as well. I believe there is a special place in heaven for our fallen heros, and I know they are all there watching over us. I pray that you find peace and strength to carry on and keep your son's memory alive, just as he would have wanted you to do. God Bless you, your family, and your son, our AMERICAN HERO."
Danielle Powell, widow of Cpl. Chad W. Powell KIA June 23, 2005 of Calhoun, La

"To The Maynard Family,
Our Family, Our City, Our Country grieves with you. We are so saddened by your loss. Your Soldier is OUR HERO! We will never forget him or the others who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless You and your Brave Marine..Semper Fi!"
The Grogans of Lakeland TN

"Son, We are going camping this weekend. I always miss you guys when we go camping. I'll try to remember to take a book, in case Scott wants a bedtime story...I'll have to dig out my James Herriott books...I love you."

There is so much I want to say, but can't find the words. You were like my little brother and I miss you so much! Your on my mind constatly. Some days are filled with tears and other are filled with laughs of sweet memories. You could always make me laugh. I'll never forget our talks outside of SilverJack and all the fun we had that summer and Christmas. Chad, your such an awesome person and I'm blessed to have known you. I thank you for everything that you have done. You were a hero to me before you even joined the Marine Corp. No one could have as much fun as you could, that is something to truly be envious about. Chad, I'll always hold you very close to my heart.
NIkki Meckley of Lake Havasu City, Az, USA

"Dear Son, I got a letter back from the Post Office yesterday...it was dated May 31. They said I sent it to the wrong zip code, but it's the same zip code I sent you mail to everyday since you've been gone. Oh well. I think about you always, and sometimes I even laugh. I hope I will find that you got the migrating coconuts letter, but I'm afraid you didn't. Just know that I love you and miss you so much. Nothing will ever be the same."
Mom of Kennewick, WA

"Hey, man. It's me again. I was going through a bunch of old pictures. There's a lot of good memories there. I just didn't want to keep this board empty. It may seem like people forget, but they really don't. It's just hard to get the words. I'll try to keep it a habit. I love you, bro. Semper."
Cpl. Jacob Maynard of Camp Lejeune, NC FMTU

"To Chad's Family, I wish to offer my deepest condolences on the loss of your Chad. What a fine young man you raised. Chad is a true American Hero who will always be remembered and honored. May God Bless all of you."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"Hey, little bro. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to write here. I just don't know the words to type...I left you some flowers for your birthday and 4th of July. I hope they looked alright for you. I want you to know that you made a mark on Montrose like you wouldn't believe. I bet you're laughing at us all with a swelled head. It's something, isn't it? You're certainly a hero. More so than I could ever accomplish. But I'm going to try to make you proud, man. I hope you know that I'm proud of you. You did awesome, man. And I love you, bro. I'm gonna miss you. Just know that we're always thinking about you. I'll try to send more messages for you, and I'll visit you as soon as I can. Rest easy, bro. Semper.

I'll keep my promise...."
CPL Jacob Maynard of Camp Lejeune, NC

"To the family of Chad Maynard, I never got a chance to meet your loved one, but I do work with Chad's Mom. I honor you for the will to want to not only be a Marine but also to want to serve our country and keep it safe and free. After reading all the nice articles from family and friends on the web sites, I can tell you were one special person. It is very sad to see you lose you life at such a young life, but also in return I understand you were doing what you wanted to do and believed in as well. You will be missed not only from your family and friends, but even those that never met you...Rest in Peace..."
Lisa Monk of Washington State

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Chad B. Maynard,

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

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

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

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. America will forever honor your Hero.
The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the sacrifice that was made and we will NEVER FORGET.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays of Massillon, Ohio


"Chad... you were my friend growing up and I will miss you dearly, you were a great person you truly beleived in what you were doing. Words cannot explain the shock of what happend. Gene, Cindy, Jacob and Breianne I am deeply sorry."
Tommy Kleis of Montrose/CO/US

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

"My beloved brother was a true Marine. He believed in it with all his heart and that is who he was. He fought bravely and died a hero to many, including his family. Chad, we'll miss you more than words can say, but we know you are with God in a better place, where all pain and sorrow are healed. Your family will see you and be reunited with you when Jesus calls us home. Love your sissy, Breanne"
Breanne Maynard of Fresno, Ca

"Thank you Chad Maynard, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

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

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

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