Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick T. O'Day

20, of Santa Rosa, California.
Killed during convoy operations when his tank plunged off a cliff into the Euphrates River. He was assigned to 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine Palms, California. Died on March 25, 2003.

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"Love and miss you brother."
Scott of Salt Lake City

"hey. i wish you were here to see how much i've gone through. lost my best friend of 7 years. moved to hawaii for a bit but moved back. i'm happier now than ever though. you'd be proud. i love you."
Kylee O'Day of Placerville, CA

"Cpl Patrick O’Day...You are not forgotten. Semper Fi Marine!!!"
Shane Maria of Atlanta Ga

"You were my gunner when I first got back to the fleet and I was there on that sad night, you will never be forgotten... Semper Fidelis!!!"
Randy P.

"I think about you all the time devildog....."
Slick Sleeve PVT O'Loane of Las Vegas Nevada

"Hi again Patrick, I'm sorry I never got a chance to meet you, but I feel like I know you by the wonderful stories and things your wife has told me. You have touched me dearly in those stories too a point of bringing tears to my eyes.
I just want to say thank you again for your service and sacrifice too are country. And someday we will get a chance to meet so I can share some of those wonderful memories I have heard so much about you. 🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲"
Wayne Walker, MM-2 USN, 73-79 of Eldorado ,California/USA

"I miss you babe. It’s been over 17 years since you were taken from us. Kylee is now almost 17 & driving, has a job, is so unbelievably smart and funny and beautiful. We have been through many moments where she wishes you were there, homecomings, prom, boyfriend troubles... but she is approaching much bigger stages in her life that I know are going to be so exciting for her but I also know so hard because she can’t share them with you. We know you are here with us, watching over us, and I know it’s even more silly to think about the what if’s. But we miss you, we love you so much, and we wish you were here to be the amazing dad I know you would’ve been. I love you so much, always and forever and just like I engraved on your wedding ring, you are forever in my heart... -your ever loving wife"
Shauna O’Day of Placerville, CA

"Love you, Dad ❤"
Kylee O'Day of Placerville, CA


I think about you all the time. It has been a long time since going through boot camp and crossing that parade deck with you as a part of "Lethal Lima" company, but I can't help but remember our interaction. How helpful and thoughtful you were during our time in boot. How the DI's loved you and your determination. Sharing the rack right next to you. I can still here your voice and still remember when our Senior DI specifically asked you wake him up in the morning. I was saddened to hear about your passing and it was a pleasure serving with you. You will never be forgotten. Ooh rah!"
LCPL Kenneth Lee of Oakland, CA

"In memory of Patrick O'Day. Thank you for your service."
sharon dantuano of mapleville, ri


I remember sitting in the hut in hot hellish Kuwait talking about punk bands with you. There was so much pride in you and you had the skills become a badass tanker. I watched over you at the bridge the night we recovered you. I was devastated that night and I wanted so badly to just chat with you again about ridiculous unimportant topics. I am sorry that I could not have done more as your sergeant and brother Marine. I am confident your family is proud of you because I am.

Semper Fi!"
Jason Hightower of Newbury Park, CA

"Been about 12 years since we slept in that fighting hole together man. We went to mct together. Ive still got the picture we took with our platoon on that mountain in Pendleton. I saw your face on a cross on the beach in santa monica. Honor, Courage, Commitment."
patrick o'loane of lansing mi

"Family of Patric O'Day
I did not know Patrick well but he is and will always be my Brother. I served with him in 1st Tank Battalion. I will be honoring him and his crew this memorial day in a moment of silence. Thank you for your sacrifice."
Edwin Fleming of San Diego CA

"Patrick, We never met but I feel as though I know you. I have met your wonderful family and know that they love you and are proud of you. It is my loss not to have known such a proud Marine. Semper Fi

It is a small tribute but the American Legion Riders of Chapter 111 in Healdsburg are hosting a Memorial Ride/BBQ in your name.
God Bless and keep the gates guarded."
Doug Newton of Healdsburg, CA

"Hey brother ....its me Junior from Jcpennys long time...haven't forgotten about you or your ultimate sacrifice ...Me and Patrick became friends in the year 2000...We worked together at JC pennys in Santa Rosa California...Rest in Peace ...2/16/2013"
David (Junior) Aguilar of Rohnert Park Ca

"Patrick, I miss you more than ever. You were always my rock, my backbone, my voice of reason. I know that you are with me every second of every day and I am so thankful for that comfort you bring me. Kylee is so unbelievably gorgeous. She looks and acts just like you and oddly enough I find peace in that. I miss you more than you'll ever know. I love you sweetheart, always and forever,
Love, Pupu Mama, your wife.

Shauna ODay of Cameron Park, CA

"hi daddy I wish I could meet you!!!! I wish you were still alive and guess what!!!! I love you!!!!💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛"
Kylee ODay of shingle springs,ca

"Hello Patrick, Another year has passed and I wanted to let you know that I will never forget the ultimate sacrifice you have made. As each year passes, I know that your family is able to heal a little more. I continue to pray for your family and know that your legacy will remain in everyone's heart."
Jonique Hussary- Cole of phoenix, az

"Thank you Patrick for your proud service to this great nation. You are a reminder to us all that goodness and courage live in the hearts of all men. Rest in peace."
Kevin of San Diego, CA

"Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Patrick, happy birthday to you!!"
Diane ~ Angel Katie Cassidy of Michigan


"Thinking of you always. We love you and miss you dearly. You are alive in our hearts forever."
Thomas of 29 Palms, Ca

"Hello Patrick, I come back again today to remember you on this approaching Memorial Day. Today, I planted a flag in your memory to contribute in making sure you are never forgotten. I know that your family misses you and I am sure that your daughter is growing up to be a beautiful girl. Although I never had the chance to meet your wife, I think of her everyday as well. It takes a strong woman to be able to raise a child that will never have the privilege of touching her dad. To Angela, Thomas, Rory, Shauna, and the rest of the O'day family, I keep you in my constant thoughts. Thank you all for your sacrafice."
Jonique Hussary- Cole of Phoenix, AZ

"I light this candle in memory of your Angel Patrick's.
Heavenly anniversary. Praying your day is peaceful. Thank you."
Carol Angel Michael Carico's Mom of Bradenton,Fla USA

"Happy Birthday Patrick. May the cherished memories your loved ones treasure, comfort their hearts today. God Bless."
Fam. of Wm. Scott & Samantha Myers of Grayling, MI USA

"My prayers for Patrick."
mary^j^benny of Davao City.Philippines

"I cant believe its been 8 years ago today my brother. I remember when we were in boot camp just like it was yesterday. I will never forget you man and I know you are watchin over us all to this day. See you again one day brother."
Aaron Bono of Kansas City Missouri

"Parick, I miss you more than you'll ever know, everyday I look at your beautiful daughter and am amazed at how much she is like you, her facial expressions, the way she walks, how unbelievably smart she is. I know how proud you are of her, I see you in her, I know you're watching over her, and I as well. She knows you're a hero, my hero. I love you, and miss you with all my heart..."
Shauna ODay of Shingle Springs, CA

"I will always remember you Patrick, as the little boy next door, with the lilting lisp and one of the sweetest smiles I have ever seen. Helping your Mum look after Thomas, then Matthew and Rory. I wish I could have known you as a young man. By all accounts you were an exceptionally fine one. I think about you quite often. You will always be remembered and close to my heart. I miss you Tim and Angela. Love Lisa Pair~Ferguson (Payne)"
Lisa Pair~Ferguson (Payne) of Washington D.C.

"I got the chance to have two classes with Patrick T. O'Day in Santa Rosa High School. During my Senior Year I almost dropped out from High School, I was cutting classes to hang out with my older friends. He stood up for me when bullies made fun of me, also told me to wait joining the Army until I graduated and really thought about my life. He made a huge impact on my life, because had I joined I would have joined his group and no longer be able to write this thank you note."
Sergio Barajas of Santa Rosa CA

"On this Memorial day, Patrick, I remember you for being a good hearted person, with a wonderful sense of humor. I will never forget when you came back from boot camp in your uniform. You rightfully walked with a sense of pride and accomplishment. You will always be remembered for your illuminating smile, ability to make people laugh, and your incredible presence. To Angela, Thomas and the rest of the O'Day family, I send my thoughts and prayers because I know how wonderful Patrick is and know that he is greatly missed."
Jonique Hussary/ Cole of Phoenix, AZ

"It's been 7 years since your passing and we're closing in on another heart felt Memorail Day... I want to thank you for your lasting and continuing influence that keeps my heart sincere and service humbled. We think of you always and will remember you forever. Semper Fi Patrick"
SSgt Thomas O'Day of Fort Knox, Ky

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Sincerely and Respectfully,
Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"I had the pleasure of serving with Patrick and going to school with him at Fort Knox Ky. AFter School we went our ways but I will ALWAYS remember Patrick and the day I heard he died. I was not far from the site where he had passed but did not realize it. I miss you alot Patrick and What a beautiful daughter, I wish that you could have seen her. I know you are watching over them and I will see you again someday Brother.
Semper Fi"
Eric Schoville of Cedar Falls Iowa

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com

Scott Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"I knew and remember Patrick as I'm sure his immediate family does - as a young boy. We went to elementary school together. I knew him in first grade. He was quiet, polite and sweet to me, when most of the other kids were not. We should all remember Patrick this way, in honor and thanks for the sacrifice he proudly made for us. May he rest knowing he is missed by HIS country, even though it was only recognized as such after his death."
Amber Shannon of Santa Rosa, CA.

"Dear Patrick T. O'Day and family, Our son served with your brother and son Thomas. I am thankful for your family and I promise Patrick will always be remembered. He touched the lives of those around him and made others think about the fact that freedom isn't free. Each time I see an American flag I think about the fact that "some gave all" Thank you again and I will always remember."
db of St. Anthony, ID

"Patrick was a kind and knowing person. Thank you for serving your country right. You live on in our hearts every day. This is not a goodbye, this is I will see you in the future..... Thank you."
The Juarez Family of Santa Rosa, California

"patrick...it's been almost 6 years since you have past...and i still think about you more than often...as a fellow marine now, i understand your sacrifice in a way that most people will never understand....i understand now that it is easier to not have an opinion when you are sent into harms way and i thank you for telling my sister to not worry and that you were never scared...because it is your courage that has helped her with your tragedy and helped me be a better marine and a better human being...i have learned a lot from you and i will continue to use you as a tool of motivation and courage to do the right thing at all times because i know thats what you would have done....you've always done the right thing as a marine and as a fellow american....and as your brother in law, i thank you and i love you....semper fi!"
Lcpl Darren R. Hill of 2NDBN 4THMAR Fox Co. Camp Pendleton, Ca

"Having known Patrick from when he was a young man, watching him as he grew into the wonderful man he was when he joined the Marines, it was very difficult for me to come here and read about him through others eyes. Tears streamed down my face as I read the heartfelt tributes, and I cried even heavier when I read the note from the young woman who named her child for Patrick. He was a delight to know, full of charm and wit, and devoted to his family. He is sorely missed by everyone who knew him."
Donna of Forestville, CA

"We are proud of your son and are sorry for your loss. I am half O'Day.Please know I pray for him amd all the soldiers. Erin Go Braugh. Means Ireland forever. Thank You. Terri"
Terri k. Colombini of Sacramento, Ca.

"May 30, 2007
To the family of Patrick T. O'Day. Patrick 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

"thank you for serving our country, i have a website in support of u guys its Operation Caring, but thanks again, u will be greatly missed. god bless the families."
cindy of Galena, Mo. 65656

"Hey Patrick. We has some good times in tank school, and afterwards in 1st Tanks. Your one of the kindest men i have ever met with one of the biggest hearts. Always willing to help anyone out no matter what the cost to yourself. I love you brother. I know you are home, and I'll see you when i get there."
Austin La Turno of Costa Mesa, California

I would like to say thank you to you and your fellow tank crewmembers for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"I am half O'Day. Thank you for your blood and pride. This O'Day will never forget!!!!! Thank You again."
Terri Colombini

"I think about you from time to time...never met you. But I remember the day you died...I remember reading it in the local paper, and I will never forget how I felt. I learned you were a father to be, and it shook my faith to find a young man who would never have the opportunity to hold his child. I think you will always remain in my memory..thank you Mr. O'day for your service to this wonderful country. I hope (I HOPE) I get the honor to shake your hand some day, sir!!"
Brandon Coulter of Hidden Valley Lake

You will remain in my heart always!! I'am so grateful that I got the oppertunity to know you. You always had the ability to make me smile. To your family, my thoughts and prayers will be with them forever. I will never forget working at J.C Penneys with you. Till the day we meet again Patrick, Rest in Peace.."
Casie Hansen of Santa Rosa, CA

of CA

"I am finished with my rough version of song dedicated to Patrick and our soldiers. You can find the link on my home page. www.jkmusick.net

I am still learning recording, and it is still rough, but tells the story of Patrick.

Thank you Patrick for your sacrifice.

Sincerely yours,
James Musick"
James Musick of Del City, Oklahoma

"I myself am a 1st Tank Batallion wife and I have a framed copy of the news paper heading that has Patricks whole tank crew on it on my wall. Next to it is a picture of Sgt Smith who passed a year and a half ago I want my girls to know who makes the ultimate sacrifices for their freedom. I am sure that I can say for all of 1st Tank Bn. That we stand behind you one hundred percent and we all miss him too. My prayers and love to you. God Bless"
Chrystal Sprague (1st Tank Bn Wife) of 29 palms CA

"I am currently writing a song for Soldiers with Patrick O'day in it. I am not sure when I will get it recorded. But somehow Patrick came to me and this song was written.

When I get it copyrighted and recorded I will ask for information to get copies to his family and friends.

Soldiers like Patrick O'day are forever endearing to me."
James Musick of Del City, Oklahoma

"To the family of: Patrick T. O'Day I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"

"I remember, when his Tank came back to Camp Commando, I never met the man, but I remember thinking, he could have been me. That changed my life. A brother I never knew. Never met. Died for us, for each other. I could have been him and he me, and either way, we would drink for each other. So tonight, on our Birthday, our Marine birthday. I Drink to YOU, for I never met you, and never forgot you. Bro, rest easy.
-LCpl Seto, Camp Commando, 2003"

"Patrick, I miss you very much. Please continue to watch over me, and give me strength through tough times. I love you big bro."
Cpl Thomas O'Day of Haditha, Iraq

"RIP Brother"
LCpl Honeycutt of MCAS Futenma. Okinawa, Japan

"Rest easy brother."
LCPL Brandon G. Garabedian of MCAS Miramar, California

"I didn't know Patrick for a long time, all i know is he was a great man. I will miss hime and all my other friends across seas. My thoughts are always with his family."
Kathryn of Santa Rosa High Graduate

Maj. Shawn H. O'Day, USAF of Washington D.C.

"Thank you Patrick for taking the fight to those cowards who would do our country harm. Your brave actions will be remembered each time we raise our flag in the front yard. Semper Fi Marine. God Bless you and may He comfort your loved ones at this time. From a very grateful American family."
Jim and Margie Shaw of Pasadena, Maryland

"Thank you my loving husband for all that you've done. Your daughter, Kylee, is beautiful as I'm sure you know. I know you watch over her from above. We love you and miss you so much. You are always in our hearts as well as many others out there who are so very grateful for your sacrifice. Until I see that beautiful smile and warm eyes again, I love you"
Shauna ODay of Cameron Park, CA

"To the friends and family of Patrick T. O'Day:
There is nothing anyone can say to make the pain go away, and I know because I lost my husband to the war in Iraq. But I would like to let you know that so many people truly do care and respect what your loved one died for. Patrick's sacrifice will never be forgotten and he will continue to live on forever in your hearts. He is a hero!!!"
Sarah Linden of Portland, OR USA

"Patrick you are in my heart. Thank you. The price you paid was what most regular people can not find courage enough to pay. That's what made you far from regular. I can stand tall because of you and say I truly knew a hero. Until we meet again Marine."
SPC Cooper, Christina of U.S Army 334 Sig Co. Ft. Lewis WA, Iraq. Class of 2001 Santa Rosa High

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

"I knew Patrick in Junior High. He was a kind person, and he will be missed."
Todd Brais.. Class 2001 of Santa Rosa, Ca

"I am a 7th grader at Barker Central School. I heard about the loss that you suffered from the sacrifice that Patrick made. I am deeply sorry that Patrick had to die to secure our freedom. My deepest sympathy goes out to the O'Day family."
Aaron Munzel of Gasport, NY

"I knew Patrick from Tank school. We were in the same "cycle". I served in Iraq at the same time. To Patrick, you will be greatly missed. You were a great friend to everyone. To Shauna, I think we met once or twice but I wish all the best to you. Patrick is watching over you. To Patricks family, I knew his bother. He got to Alpha a few days before I left. He is just like Patrick. Wish you all the best."
Cpl Shawn Behrman of Colorado Springs, CO

"Although i didnt know Patrick for that long of a time, my family was friends with Shaunas. To Patrick, may you rest in peace and thank you for making our world a safer place. To Shauna, my thoughts are with you in this difficult time, and although you may not remember me, i remember you and your family, and i'm sure you are a wonderful mother and i wish you happiness, courage and a lifetime of love with your little one. God Bless You and Your Family."
Sarah Palmer of Windsor, CA

"I never knew Patrick personally, but my boyfriend and his family were very close to him. I have heard many stories and feel that I have gotten to know a great man, marine and father. I wish that his daughter had the opportunity to meet her daddy. He is truly a hero and will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers will always be with his family."
Pamela Strong of Redondo Beach, CA.

"Patrick was a best friend of my younger brother, so I saw him quite often. I also babysat him and his younger brothers for years, so I watched him grow up into an amazing young man. He is dearly missed. I pay my respects to him each time I return home to Santa Rosa, give him a salute, and spend a few moments in silence. Always try to say hi to his family as well. I am writing a song with him in it, reflecting back on memories of he and my family. Semper Fi my friend...Semper Fi..."
Lt Nason Shafer, USAF of Redondo Beach, CA (Santa Rosa native)

"To Remember Them..In loving Memory..Its been a year..

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.

As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Marine!!
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

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

"We Will NEVER FORGET !" As the first anniversary of the death of your loved one arrives;
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering all your family and loved ones in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Patrick will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"I was not going to leave a message but after reading the message below, it made me cry and I felt compelled to say something about this fine young man.

I knew Patrick T O'Day's Tank Commander's father. Don May's dad and I served in Vietnam in Charlie Company, 3rd Tank Bn, 3rd Marine Division way back in 1968. I know what it is like to face "the Hun" in a tank. These brave Marines are the best that America has. They are far too young to have to leave us and to stand guard at the Pearly Gates.

I am proud and honored to have served in such a fine fighting organization that Patrick T O'Day served and fought in. He is in heaven looking down on you knowing that he did the best that he could and he sacrificed his life to help free the world of terrorism.

Semper Fidelis,
John Wear of New Hope, PA...(it's near Phiadelphia)

"To the family and friends of Patrick O'Day,

I wanted to express my gratitude for your service. I feel a great connection to you and your family. In September of this year my family welcome the birth of our first son, Patrick Thomas O'Day. When reading the article in People, the sight and name of your Patrick hit me hard. I don't know anyone that has lost a loved one during this war but I feel as though I do now. Thank you so much for your sacrifice Patrick so that my Patrick may grow up in a world a little more safe and free of terrorism. God bless you. You will always be in my heart."
Mendy O'Day of O'Fallon, MO USA

"Thank you Patrick O'Day, 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

"Though I only knew Patrick a short time, he never failed to make me laugh. I'm very lucky to have met him and Shauna. He will be greatly missed. I wish the best to Shauna and your child."
Lisa Falch of Chippewa Falls, WI

"I extend my sympathies to the O'Day family. The thoughts of myself and the countless American's in our country are with you. A Marine Mom,"
Valerie I. Smith of Ukiah, CA, United States

"I would like to say that Patrick was a great friend and an awesome Marine. He was always eager to learn more about the tanks all the time. He was a very hard worker and always had a smile on his face, he always knew how to make us all laugh. We would talk every night about how excited he was to become a new daddy, and he was always asking me how parenting was. He was a good buddy and he will never be forgotten by me. May God bless his wife and new child, my prayers will always be with you. I know that there is a special place in heaven for guys just like Patrick, he was a brave man. Thanks Bro. your memory will live on forever."
Cpl. Richard Velasquez(USMC) Former Member of Charlie Co. 1st Tank Bn. of Upland, Ca. U.S.A.

"I was Patrick's first tank commander when he came to Charlie Company. He was a motivated Marine to say the least. I loved listening to him talk about his wife and soon-to-be born daughter. He was so in love and that made him happy. He was a great tanker and awesome gunner. He always paid attention to what myself and the other tank commanders told him to do. We in Charlie Company will never, ever forget him. Semper Fidelis Marine and tell St. Peter we said hello."
SSgt Matthew E. Dordal of Charlie Company, 1st Tank Battalion

"You were a good friend Patrick. My regards to the O'day family. Keep your head up Thomas. Shauna I hope nothing but the best for you and your son. Take care of yourself."Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." Psalm 23:4"
Junior Aguilar of Rohnert Park, CA 94928

"Dear Brave American Family,I can only imagine your grief, and as a mother I share your anguish. As an American you have my gratitude for raising such a fine son, and you have my deepest thanks for your immense sacrifice. At PeprallyUSA.com, America's # 1 Patriotic On Line magazine, we share your commitment to an America that is forever free, and strong, made that way by citizens who actively work to fulfil our country's promises. Please visit us for a lift to your spirits, and contact us if we can help you in any way. Best wishes"
Dana Johnston, Camillus, NY, USA of http://www.peprallyusa.com

Our hearts and prayers are with you and your familiy. We are all proud of you and your acheivements in this life you have left behind. Our words and feeling can not change anything, but you and your fellow soldiers have touched our life. You will always be one of the few, the proud, the Marines. May god bless your family and your soul in heaven."
Nick of Redwood City, Ca.

"you are younger than me,i'm a chinese in australia,but i still want to say you will guide us forever"

"Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Thank you brave soldier, your courage and sacrifice will nerver be forgotten."
Ken and Maritza Holley of Pembroke Pines, Florida

"God Bless you Brave Soldier...
for making the ultimate sacrafice for American freedom. My family and I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU!!!"
The Pawlak's of Santa Clarita, CA

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

"Thank you for supporting Patrick and understanding his choice to become a Marine. I know he will live on in the heart of every Marine that ever had the pleasure of knowing him. Patrick and the O'Days will forever be a part of our Marine Corps family. God bless."
SSgt Scott C. Smtih of Santa Rosa, Ca

"Patrick O'Day use to live a cross the street from me on 904 Beaver Lane I was raised with him and his brothers. I will miss him alot. I will pray for him and his brothers and his mother and father and his wife and his baby that is coming. Patrick O'Day was the best friend that anyone could have. It was trule a blessing to be raised with him and his family."
Gary Brown of 904 Beaver Lane, Santa Rosa , CA

"Thank you Brave Marine. RIP"
The Taylors, USMC of NC

"Thank you for allowing your hero to protect our freedoms!"
Holly of VA

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