Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Sgt. Krisna Nachampassak

27, of Burke, Virginia.
Nachampassak died due a non-combat related vehicle accident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on July 10, 2004.

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"I served with Nacho in 3rd MAW, MWSS374 in 2002,03 with Sgt Nacho. Still thinking of him and his impact to this day, nearing 20 years after I last saw him. I can’t help but think of his boys, grown now, and how proud of them he’d be. All the best to the Nachampassak family."
Stephen Date, USMC of Beaverton OR

"Honoring you today and everyday ♡ Sweet cakes"
Danile Nachampassak-Agbayani of Seattle Washington /Hawaii

"I had the honor and privelage of serving with Nacho in North Carolina at MT School as well as at MCBH Kaneohe Bay. Thinking of you today Brother!"
Steve Hostetler of Albany, Oregon

"Thinking of you this Memorial Day Weekend Sgt Nacho! Rest Easy Brother!"
Russ of Tacoma Washington

"Missing you dearly & loving you Always!"
Dani Nachampassak

"Thinking of you today"
Sgt Mulford of San Clemente CA

"Hi Ai Johnny. Has it really been 8 years? We miss you dearly.

P.S. Im not wearing socks today!

Chanhthy, Kimo, and your niece Verena"
Sananikones of Stanton, CA / US

"Always thinking of YOU. Miss that smile that I will never forget.
Auntie C."
Auntie C of elgin il

"Sgt. Nacho, rest in peace bro. I remember you were so happy to have another Laotian in the Marine Corps. You were puzzled when I told you I didn't really speak any Laotian. We've also had our differences in the past but I guess I should let the past be the past. See you later Humm Noy!"
Former Corporal Saeteurn of Orlando, Florida

"We MISS and still LOVE you with each passing day =)"
Dani of Graham,wa


I can't believe it's been 7 years to the day you passed away.

You are always in our thoughts and prayers and we love and miss you!"
Sonephet Rattana of Elgin, IL

"Just wanted to say how much I miss nacho and think of him every day."
David Russell of Richmond VA,

"SGT.Nacho was my favorite NCO to hangout with. I remember doing convoys and playing soccer with him. We would also play Rummy with all our Marines in our Motor Pool. I was devastated when I heard the new, I was still with 374. I miss your brother and I'll see you when I get there. Rest In Peace Contact me if you know me from MWSS 374 rickkj80@comcast.net"

"Happy Birthday <3 still in our hearts"
your cousin of VA

Anthony DOC Embesi 3/1 KILO of CONNER MT

"Good Bye dork Sivi sucks"

"Good Bye dork says Sivi"

"Nacho, I'll never forget the moment when we discovered we had beanie babies...you had "hoot" and I had "nuts" LOL I can still hear us laughing!!!!"

"I miss you deeply.. I remember when we played soccer together on the Blue Wave..

Johnny "Nacho""
Barry Cassady Jr of Manassas, Va.

"Just thinking of you on this day Nacho!!! I'll never forget you and the fun times we had in Hawaii. May God continue to bless you and your family."
Michelle Porras of San Diego, CA

"sgt nacho,you were by far the best sgt i was able to work for in my 4 1/2 years in the corps,not to metion the best soccer caoch ive ever had!i cherish all the times the you made me do push ups on the yellow hand prints in the dispatch office and all the great times we had winning 2 base championships with you as our coach!you will always be missed and never forgotten.semper fi see you on the other side"
Jeff Barenbaum (former marine cpl.) of mission viejo ca

"i miss you i-johnny"

"I think of you often Johnny...and I miss you."

"Nacho...You have honored all of us and gave your life for our freedom. You will forever be in my thoughts."
Michelle Porras of San Diego, CA

"July 3, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Krisna Nachampassak:
Krisna 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

"Hi Daniele,

My brother Richard told me about this site and I am sorry that I was not able to show my respects before now. I remember meeting you only once briefly before but am glad that you and Nacho found each other. I remember how much he loved you and I remember how excited he was when he found out he was going to be a dad. He was truly a great man and it was a blessing to know him. God Bless you and your son. I know that he is watching over you guys."
Konane (Teel) Hammond of Phoneix, Arizona

"Sgt Nacho..remembering you and honoring you this Memorial Day. Semper Fidelis"
Tim O'Rourke (former Captain, USMC) of Cambridge, MA

"Johnny (probably one of the few that actually called you that),

You are missed a lot. The family talks about you everyday. I'll see you soon.

Your brother,
Sgt Nacho"
Rajda Nachampassak of Springfield, VA

Sgt Sanchez Mark

"Sgt. Nacho,
I was walking through my school (Columbia University) and I was watching some youngsters play soccer on the lawn. I immediately had a flashback to when Greg (Cpl. Pigg) and I kept calling you "Kris" and you made us run around the soccer field. Although to us it was simply a game of "Ultimate Soccer," to you, it was a way of life. You cared deeply and passionately for the game, as you did for your Marines, and for the core values which were instilled in us all. You are truly a hero and you were an ispiration to everyone you encountered. You ensured us all that life was not so bad during tumultous times and when the 115 degree sun was beating down on our faces, you always found a way to make us smile. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten, Thank You."
Brendan Rooney (Former Marine Cpl.) of New York, NY

"Sgt. Nacho Rest In Peace.You were a good guy a great father who I'd see playing soccer with his kids out in the field as I was leaving base in 29. You always had a sly joke to cheer us up if the Corps had us down.Its memorial day and I thought I'd say thank you from a vet to a hero.
God bless you and your family"
Cpl. M Gregory (former 374 Marine) of Orbisonia,PA

"I had the honor to make Nickolette a quilt to honor her son and if you would like a quilt to honor your husband Danile then just email me and I would make you one also. Thank you for sharing with this country a hero. You pain is deep but please know that we all care and want to in some way bring you comfort. We know the pain will always be there but at least we hope you will know that you are not alone for the rest of us also mourn the lost of a hero. If you need to get a hold of me just email me at debeniel@ncn.net your mother in law received her quilt to honor her beloved son I would be honor to make you one if you wish."
Betty Nielsen (Freedom Quilts Inc of Fonda, IA USA

"To my wonderful husband,
There is not a day that goes by and my heart aches to see your heavenly face again. Wishing you were here to see that Roman is wrestling and our little monkey has turned into a great soccer player like you. Until were together again."

"Thank you all for remembering my husband. I enjoy reading your stories, It brings great joy to my heart to know that he had wonderful friends he could count on. You will all have a place in my heart."
danigrle@yahoo.com Danile Nachampassak of Hawaii

"Hi Daniele, You don't know me but I knew your husband very well back in Hawaii when I was living there with Jeanie and Dave Yabut. I was shocked to hear about Nacho's death. He and I became great friends while I was there. We shared many laughs together! My deepest condolences to you and your family."
Michelle Porras of San Diego, CA

"It was last November 10 it was the Marine Corps Birthday. The Marines has given liberty for this country and to the American people. Some Marines paid for freedom with their life. Sgt Nachampassak did that. He have his life for us. For us to be free. He died to make sure that we have freedom to smile in the morning and kiss our love ones.

I can still remember the last Marine Corps Ball we went together. We had so much fun talking about our stories. I can still remember when I go to his house just to eat dinner when I am broke to buy my own food. I know that he will always have my back where ever he is.

Sgt Nachampassak is my Brother.

To Daniel,

You always have my Love and Supprt. As Nacho is a brother, you are my sister. You can always call me when you need anything. (408)891-4769
Semper Fi

Sgt Abanico
U.S. Marine Corps"
Sgt Abanico of San Jose, CA USA

"Danile, I just came across this website, I wish I could have been there for you, May God Bless Nacho, he was awesome, and it was an honor to have him in ours lives as long as we did, take care and I hope you are doing well.......Love you, Aunty Mona....email me and let me know how u r Monab808@yahoo.com"
Mona of Mainland

"Johnny, I just found out today. I want to thank you for your service and your friendship. I will always remember the times in high school together, the soccer games, and your loud sound system I kept for you in my car while you were away at boot camp. God Bless your family. Rest in Peace.
Love, Travis"
Travis of Burke, VA

"Happy 4th July Nacho ... we will light one for you and as it dances in the night skies each coloured spark will be a memory and smile from you. God Bless."
The Recklies Family of Vancouver WA

"I was in MWSS 374 with Sgt Nacho. He was always talking with everyone, smiling, and friendly to all. I know many Marines who looked up to him. He also was the coach of our soccer team. He was a great coach and gave everyone a chance to play, no matter how good they were. Sgt Nacho will be remembered and missed by many. Semper Fi."
Cpl Fernandez (Legas) of Okinawa, Japan


I just found out today March 19th of 2006 that you had died. It's been more than a year, Yet I am soo sad and grieving like it just happened. I'm still at a lost for words....I'm sorry we lost contact...I'm sorry that I didn't have a chance to talk to you or anything...I miss your friendship soo much. Nong Hak chao lai lai....big brother"
Lina of Mililani, HI

I know you're smiling down from heaven's corps on your family. When the sun hits their faces, they know it is you. I will not say that you were a great father, husband, brother and friend, only that you still are all of those things to us whom you didn't leave behind, but still protect. When Ben and I think of you we always picture the smile you wore everytime we crossed the neighborhood in 29 palms, and the way you loved your family, Danile, Roman, & Jayven. We will miss you in the physical Nacho, but we will celebrate the memories you have made for us!
To Danile: You are my sister then, now and forever. ONCE A MARINE WIFE, ALWAYS A MARINE WIFE. -Chrissy
Please contact Ben and I, we miss you all soooooo much. (910)326-4983
109 Byrum Run
Hubert, NC 28539"
Chrissy & Ben Brodt of Camp Lejeune, NC

"To the family of:Krisna Nachampassak 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

"Aloha to everyone who has taken the time to share your wonderful memories of my loving husband, you all are appreciated and I am gratefull. Im sure he is smiling down on you all."
D.Nachampassak of Honolulu, Hawaii

"Dearest Nacho
I came across some photos of you today and sent them on to Danile. They made my heart smile and yet I cried at the same time. That Easter was fun and full of laughter and full of family. I will think of those moments and all the others we shared. You will always be family. Danile and the boys will always be family. Watch over them and perhaps one day we will all be neighbours again."
Lisa Recklies of Vancouver, WA

"Mrs. Nachampassak,

I didn't know your husband when he was alive but I was at Bravo Surgical when they brought him with the other three Marines.
I wrote a piece about that night and was wondeing if you would like to read it. If so, pls let me know. I'm in Hawaii now at 216-7130."
Claudia LaMantia of Kailua

"Johnny, I can't believe that it has been a year since you left us. I still think about what could have and might have.... it wasn't supposed to be like this cousin, not like this at all... *sigh* I carry your picture with me always, why? I don't know.. i just celebrated my 35th birthday Johnny.. and it ticks me off that I won't be able to celebrate your birthday with you.. SEMPER FI always Johnny.. semper fi ..."
Sgt Rattana(former marine) of Elgin, IL

"Nacho we hope the arms of heaven are holding you high so you can smile down on your beautiful family. Rest in peace our friend. You will forever live in our hearts."
Recklies Family

"Aloha my LOVE..
Your eyes are like a ray of sunlight, your heart is as beautiful as a rainbow, your kiss is as tender as rain drops.
You will always be my one and only. Thank you for the ever lasting gift of love."
Danile Nachampassak 7/10/05

"To day is your special day and we are missing you deeply, wishing you were here with us. 'HAPPY FATHERS DAY'
Danile and Boys of Honolulu, Hawaii

"We miss you Nacho. We miss having you, Danile and the boys in our daily lives. All of you will be forever in our hearts and part of our family. May the heavens embrace you until we all can be together again."
Recklies family of Vancouver, WA

"Danile, Roman, and Jayven, my heart aches for your loss, and i've got to say: Nacho was the coolest marine I knew. I remember staying up all night with him and Roman, hanging out in their garage, in TwentyNine Palms like it was just yesterday. It seems almost surreal that he's gone just like that..... I grieve for your loss, and hope that he'll always be watching over us."
Ian Caldwell of Santee, CA. 1-619-665-4665

Hey I knew you for a short time and I met you at the range and noticed that you were laotion by your last name that motivated me a lot to see that you have dedicated yourself to a cause just like I have, it was wierd I remember drinking and eating in your house at 29 Palms and telling you about the unit I was with and what had happened to me when I was there. Turns out that you were going to be in the same unit that I was. I tried calling you when I was in California but all I kept getting was either the answering machine or somebody telling me that you weren't there. I finally got to Okinawa and I distinctly reading your name on the Marine Times, my heart had dropped and that was it I couldn't even imagine how the family felt I know that you were close to them as a father and marine. I remember you drove me home in my RSX you said you always wanted one so you can take mine. I remember you and we will never forget about you are in my heart bro take care and god bless you and your family. I know that you are watching over them."
Kevin Keosibounheuang of Okinawa, Japan Hometown: Rochester New York

I am here reading all the wonderful things that everyone has to say about your husband. I want to thank you for bringing such a BEAUTIFUL person into our lives, I am very proud to say that he IS a part of our family. Don't ever forget that Uncle Chris and I will always be here for you and the boys. We love you Nacho!!!"
Auntie Misty of Honolulu, Hi

"i didn't know you..but im happy to know that you were apart of my family..as my cousin i am proud to know that someone of the lao ethnicity contributed in helping a country stay safe for his family and friends, R.I.P Krisna Nachampassak you've inspired me much and im happy to know that you helped me and now is in a better place.."
Anonymous of ROchester NY

""Mileage Report Chavaho", "Good to go Sgt Nacho". Everyday I heard these words. Sadly that voice would never be heard again. My thoughts and prayers are with Sgt. Nacho who is watching from above and to his family who are still with us. He's in a better place now. "Keep trucking it Sgt"."
LCpl Chavez MACG-18/MWSS-374, "MUD TURTLE 4 LIFE" of Okinawa, Japan

"Hey cuzzin....i miss u so0o much...its Ashley Nachampassak here....y?? y'd u have to go so0o soon??? ;-( im sad...without u....i still want to c u...i never got to say goodbye...until now...bye cuzzin......."
Ashley of Elgin, IL/USA

"Rest in Peace, Sgt Nacho. Thank you for your service to your country and your Corps."
Tim O'Rourke of Chicago, IL

"To all,
I had the pleasure of having a young motivator who we all called "Cpl Nacho" in Hawaii with 1/3 the Lava Dogs at K-Bay. Cpl Nacho always greeted you with a smile and said hello and never seemed to ever be down, now I can see it was because he was loved by so many. If any of you ever need anything feel free to give me a call. I will never forget this young American Patriot and Marine."
SgtMaj Taylor of Al Anbar Province Iraq, 2-6-05

"To my son Krisna Johnny Nacho Nachampassak,

We Love you and We miss you very much. We think about you every minute of our lives. Mom and Dad are doing fine. Randy misses you too. We know that you are at peace and looking down on us. We miss your sweet eyes. Please come visit us in our dreams. We're so proud of you, my son. Please let me know if there's anything you need. We send our blessings to you."
Love, Mom, Dad, and Randy of Virginia

"Merry Christmas and happy new year Sgt. I am getting promoted to CPL in January. Wish you could be there to pin me. We have been thinking about you and your family. I miss seeing you at the motor pool. I wish I could hug your wife and kids for you, but they are far from 29 stumps now. Lots of love and many tears."
LCpl Pruitt of MWSS-374 Support Co. 29Palms, CA.

"Merry Christmas Nacho .. we will be carrying you in our hearts this Season. I know you'll be looking down on us all and sharing in the memories we will be making. We love and miss you."
The Recklies Family of Vancouver, WA

"My dearest husband..I miss you every second of the day.I love you with every beat of my heart.I look to the sky to see your loving face and I wish you would blow me a sweet tender kiss. You will live in my heart forever.You are a great husband,father and my best friend.My life is not complete without you.Baby I wish I could turn back the hand of time.Forever missing and loving you."
Danile Nachampassak of Honolulu,Hawaii

"Sgt. Nachampassak; Thank you for your sacrifice. May you rest in peace and send whispers to your family to comfort them. To your family, words cannot adequetly express my deepest sympothy for the loss of your husband and daddy. Please know I hold you up in prayer and I am reaching across the miles to give you a heartfelt hug. Your husband and Father was a hero. May your hearts heal and be comforted with your precious memories."
Stacey Malaspino-Swinson of University Place, WA

"i know that i have never known you but i think that you may know my father Perryponsack Nacnampassak his father died in a war. i am his daughter ashley i am only 13 but i do know that one day i will grow up to learn all of my ansestors with the last name Nachampassak."
Ashley of Dover,New Hampshire,USA


This is very hard for me...I'm barely finding out about this. I was stationed with Nacho in Hawaii and ran into him again in 29 Palms. May God be with your family always. We've never met but please dont hesitate to contact me if there's ever anything I can do."
Sgt Ken Griffin

"As I leave this massege for this Dear Friend of mine, my prayers are with his Lovely Family. A Family that opens their doors for me and to another Marines. Sgt Nachampassak is my friend, my brother.

FOR HIS FAMILY: If ever you want to get of me, you can call me at anytime. You can also e-mail me at : SgtKrazyUSMC@aol.com

Abanico, Erwin B

"Dearest Daddy,
Hi and I love you Daddy. I miss playing soccer with you. Daddy I have been a good boy. I miss you Daddy."
Jayven Nachampassak of Your Baby Boy

"Nacho..My Love..My Life..My Soul Mate..
I keep our love alive in my heart.You have blessed my life with wonderful memories that I will forever cherish.You will always be my hero.Missing you baby,until we are together again."
Danile Nachampassak of Forever your Loving Wife

"Danile you may e-mail me at any time.

I only wish the best for you and your family at these trying times. I read that you were going to school to be a nurse! I have been a nurse for 8 years and I am happy to hear that you will be a part of our team soon. Don't give up, there will always be someone to help during your great challenge. I am currently in school for my BSN and am willing to help at any time if you need it. Here is my e-mail. raclpn@comcast.net
RN :)

"Rachel call me now
Nachos wife Danile

"I wish to put together a memory book for Nacho's boys and would love any stories, sayings and memories that any of you may like to add to it. I thought it would be nice for the boy to have something to bring their father back to life. Email me at girraween@msn.com"
Lisa Recklies of Vancouver WA

"Sivi and I (Scott) mourn the loss of Johnny and he will always be in our heart. He will always be remembered to all of the family. HE fought for freedom not only for our country, but everywhere freedom is denied, He is a Hero in our heart."
Scott Cronn of Bartlett, IL

"My dearest cousin, (danile)
I apologize for inconsiderate people that feel as though they have a right to be apart of this grieving process. I thank all the people that have had a place in my cousins life and all the good memories that they have shared with him. He was one to always live life to the fullest and treat people with the upmost respect. And it upsets me to read the comment below... because i know that "YOU" of all people disrespected him the most, hurt him, and didnt appreciate who he was. "YOU" have no right. Its sad because you have not only disrespected nacho and his family in the past but now you are disrespecting him as he is resting. Here is the bottom line... "YOU" were just a stepping stone for him to find his true love. Nacho, as your cousin i always admired the relationship that you and danile have. You guys were meant to be and it makes me smile to know that you finally found someone to respect you and care for you the way you deserve. You guys are and icon for other families to be."
Phia of Beltsville, MD

""To Danile,
Your husband is a good man and a good friend. He will always be in prayer. He is a brother to me. You and your sons are a family. Family looks out for one another. If you ever need any help, you can always call on me. I will be happy to help you.

"Hey Chris,
You've had showed me how to be a good Marine. You were there for me when I needed your help. You opened your doors for me. You saw me more than just a Marine but a BROTHER. I'll miss talking to you. But I WILL always have the good times we shared tattooed in my mind. You are a Marine and a Marine lives forever. It may not be on this earth but in our hearts. I can still remember the time when we just hanged out and had fun. We laugh and had so much fun. We weren't drinking or doing drugs but we were naturally high. I had fun hanging with you. You thought me a lot of good values.


Sgt Abanico, Erwin B.
United States Marine Corps"

"To Danile,
Your husband is a good man and a good friend. He will always be in prayer. He is a brother to me. You and your son are a family. Family looks out for one another. If you ever need anyhelp, you can always call on me. I will be happy to help you.

Sgt Abanico, Erwin"
Erwin B. Abanico of San Jose, Cali.

"Hey Chris,
You've had showed me how to be a good Marine. You were there for me when I needed your help. You opened your doors for me. You saw me more than just a Marine but a BROTHER. I'll miss talking to you. But I WILL always have the good times we shared tattooed in my mind. You are a Marine and a Marine lives forever. It may not be on this earth but in our hearts. I can still remember the time when we just hanged out and had fun. We laugh and had so much fun. We weren't drinking or doing drugs but we were naturally high. I had fun hanging with you. You thought me a lot of good values.

Sergeant Abanico, Erwin of San Jose, Cali.

"Danile and Family,

I Pray that God will strengthen you in this time of loss. Nacho was a man that everyone will remember him by his generousity. He always had a smile on his face that made everyone around him feel comfortable and welcomed. No one can feel what you're going through right now, but we want you to know that we're praying that God will fill you with peace and grace you with Love,We Love you and will be here for you if you need anything."
Love, Lisa and Family of Waipahu, HI

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

It's not a surprise to read how everyone describes Johnny "Nacho" as such a giving person who adores his family so much. He is a lot like his "big brother" Pote Nachampassak - Simeung, whom I'm married to.

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if you need anything. simeung@msn.com"
Nounee & Pote Nachampassak - Simeung of Illinois

"Dearest Danile, Roman and Jayven,

You will forever be in our hearts and our lives. Nacho will have a place in our memories forever and we will shed tears for him and for you. Fate took him away too soon in this life but fate also gifted us all with the wonder of Nacho. Our families grew close over the time we have known each other and I carry with me many happy moments of Nacho, you and the boys. I think of Nacho in his silver truck and smile as I picture him climbing it every weekend without fail to wash it. I think back to the patience he showed my girls and to the help your family gave me while John was deployed. Love will keep him alive forever and there is a lot of love for Nacho. We love you guys deeply and will miss Nacho every day that passes."
Lisa Recklies of Vancouver, WA

"Dear Danile,

It was hard to accept the news of Nacho's passing. I knew him in Hawaii as a soccer player and a fierce competitor. I also knew him as the next-door neighbor in 29 Palms who was always full of laughter and a good Marine. I will always remember him as such. I will always think of you as family and if you ever need anything don't hesitate to call on us. That is what family is for. Semper Fidelis."
SSgt John Recklies of Vancouver Wa


It was great to meet you and your wonderful boys. It's easy to see why Johnny (Nacho) loved you all so much. Our thoughts will be with you always.

If there is anything we can ever do for you - please let us know."
Pone and Stacy Rattana of Chicago, IL

"Nacho will never be forgotten, He is our Hero and will always be our friend and loved one. Danile, we will always be here for you."
Edmund & Chastity Thompson of Waianae, Hawaii

"Dani,Roman& Jayven Nacho will be truly missed! he was a great husband,father & friend! he had the biggest heart & the biggest smile! we will cherish the good times we all had together & we will never forget him,we are here for you all,whatever you may need! Me Kealoha Pumehana!"
Heather &Kalan Chaloupek & Family of 29 Palms,Ca

"I was honored to have worked with and reenlist Sgt Nacho at 29 Palms. He was an outstanding Marine and absolutely adored his famliy, He will be missed and never forgotten. He will continue to watch over all his loved ones. God bless you all."
Melissa Tafoya of Iwakuni Japan

"Dear Danile and the Nachampassak Family,

John Tucker just sent a message with the sad news of Krisna's death in Iraq. While I did not know Krisna personally, I know he was a kind, competent, and brave Marine, who served his country with honor. He will be sorely missed by friends, relatives, and family. My wife, Marge, and our adopted Lao son, Eric Sisavath Huxtable, who also served with the Marine Corps for 8 years, join your family in prayers for Krisna's eternal rest in heavan."
Jack Huxtable of 1200 N. Veitch St. #827, Arlington, VA 22201

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten."
a grateful citizen in arizona



"To Krisna's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your loved one's bravery and sacrifice.


The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (Ernie's mom) of San Antonio, TX

"Dear Danile, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the children. It seemed like just yesterday when you were all here on vacation...The dinner at Zippy's will never be forgotten. I got a chance to speak with your husband and realized what a "match" you two really were. As I have often told you, he is truly "a one in a million." Remember, I will always be here for you.
"If the future seems overwhelming, remember it comes one moment at a time."
-Beth Mende Conny"
Jessica A. Balanay of Honolulu, HI

"Dear Danile, My deepest sympathy for the loss of you husband. Sgt Nacho was a friend of mine, we worked together at K-Bay. I had met you on a couple of occations, the last shortly before he deployed. We were all shocked and deeply saddenend when we heard of his death today. He was a very good man. All of us here have missed him since he left the fuel farm and will grieve his passing. I remember his excitement and joy when he became a father, his love for you, his benchmark work ethic. We pray for your family and God bless Sgt. Nacho our hero."
Kurt Uchimura and Family of Mililani, Hawaii

"Sgt. "Nacho" as we called him was something else. the care packages you sent? he gave me the ritz and the tuna...he's something else, a helluva guy. i wish we served longer. i look at the truck..we still have it here, until tomorrow..i can't believe it, none of us can...if you need anything...let motor t of the "thundering third" know. to whom it concerns...we did all that we could...i'm sorry. he will NOT be forgotten...Semper Fi"
Sgt. Ferguson of Fallujah, Iraq

"Thank you all for your kind words and thoughts during this difficuilt time for the children and I. He was a great father, friend, companion and a wonderful husband we will truly miss him. He is a "DIAMOND IN THE RUFF"."
Danile Nachampassak of Honolulu, Hawaii

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

"To Krisna's Family:
There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Krisna Nachampassak,

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

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

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

"Thank you Krisna Nachampassak, 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 Sgt. Krisna Nachampassak:
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 Krisna 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 Sgt. Krisna Nachampassak:
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 Krisna, 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