Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Sgt. Harvey E. Parkerson III

27, of Yuba City, California.
Parkerson died due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Battalion Landing Team 1/4, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), Camp Pendleton, California. Died on August 18, 2004.

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"As part of a Memorial Day Ceremony honoring all of the fallen of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, I am honored to read Harvey's name. I lost my own son, Neil, on Aug. 13, 2004 when he was KIA."
Diane Santoriello of Verona, PA

"I don't know Harvey honestly never met him by from Wat Mathew his son tells me all these cool facts and stories that are just so cool he sounds like a great man he is a great man and will always be a hero R.I.P Harvey E. Parkerson 111"
nick lewis of olivehurst cal

"Thank you for your sacrifice brother and I pray for you and your family. Thank you for representing our family name with such honor! May you be at peace above. Semper Fi!"
Sgt Jeff Parkerson 91-04 of Dallas, TX

"It's Memorial Weekend 2012 and I just want to thank you and your family for giving the ultimate sacrifice for this country. You are not forgotten"
Steven Bryans of Sacramento, CA

"To my loving beautiful little brother that I miss so deeply!! I feel like our time was stolen from us and it saddens me so that you will never get to meet your nephew Jacob, he so looks like you and is so much like you!! He's 7 and already has a "girl friend" in 5th grade... you always could get those silly girls to follow you around like puppy dogs because of your inner beauty and outer beauty too!!! I love you so my Harv!!!"
Michelle Asturi (sister) of Rancho Cuvamonga Ca


You are missed by all who knew you, but we know that you now stand eternal guard over us all from the high ground above. Brothers for Life...in this one and the next. Semper Fi, BH6"
Sam Carrasco of CHILE

"Hey brother,
Even after serving 9 years in the Marine Corps I still wonder if I can measure up to the greatness that you represented as a Sgt of Marines. Thank you so much brother, I miss you."
SSgt Downing

"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, Ohio USA

"I had the honor of serving in the same platoon with Harvey for three deployments and in the same Battalion for all 4 1/2 years I was in the Corps... He was a good man and an outstanding leader of Marines. The kind of Marine who would take you under his wing and fiercley protect you with all his being. I'm lucky to be able to look back on so many great memories of Harvey. I'll never forget the day they walked into our hooch and told us not only that he was dead, but how he had died... A truely selfless Hero... I know you are in heaven right now. Most likely you're the Sgt of the Guard getting ready for post and relief at those big pearly gates... Semper Fidelis my Brother."
Cpl. Jason Bueno of Reno, Nv

"As a relative of Harvey from marriage to a cousin, I wish to thank each and every one of you for your messages. I did not know Harvey very well, as he was only in our family for a short amount of time. However, I wish to thank all of Harvy's old friends and others who did not personally know him for their messages.

Harvey leaves behind Matthew and a son he hardly got to know, Harvey Junior aswell as his wife, a close relative of mine Amanda Parkerson."
Andrew La Brucherie of El Centro, Ca.

"July 3, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Harvey E. Parkerson, III:
Harvey 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

"I know this hero because i worked with him , he died in Najaf fight not in Al-Anbar province"
mohammed skinny dude of hilla ,iraq

From the first time I met you, I knew that you were a leader of men. It is bittersweet that I brought you into the Marine Corps to be a warrior and a brother. I am proud,but my heart hurts- I wish that I was posted on this board instead of you"
GySgt Michael Tyler(Ret.) Recruiter of Harvey Parkerson and OIF Vet. Chestyp@juno.com of San Diego, Ca

"Its been a long time, brother. There is not a day that goes by, I do not think about you. Semper Fi."
Former Sgt. S. McCoy of Murrieta, CA.

"Still miss ya brother! I still smile when I think about the time I told one of my boys to give you a hug in Kuwait. Before he knew what happened, you had him wrapped up in your legs in an armbar looking like a pretzel. I told him to give you another one and he said, "I don't think that's a good idea, he doesn't look like he wants one!" It always makes me laugh. You were always easy to talk to, I miss ya. It was an honor serving with you Harv, till we meet again brother."
Richard Carreno of San Clemente, CA

"This is Matthew Harvey's son.My dad was a cool guy.Even though he's dead I still love him with all my heart.He's a hero.I love him"
Matthew Parkerson of Olivehurst,Ca.

"This is Matthew Harvey's son.My dad was a cool guy.Even though he's dead I still love him with all my heart.He's a hero.I love him"
Matthew Parkerson of Olivehurst,Ca.

"My dad is the best dad.He was a very nice person.I miss him a lot."
MATTHEW PARKERSOM of Oliverhurst,ca

"Lori, just because I don't keep in touch doesn't mean I don't think of you, or pray for your family. I stink at being timely. But I'll never forget Harvey, nor YOU, and wish I had the right words to say to you, that would make it all better. You are precious to me, and I promise I'll try harder - no, BETTER - to let you know you're important to me, and that I'll always honor Harvey's sacrifice - on my behalf, and for my safety and freedom."
Beverly Rosen of San Antonio, TX

"Good Time Harv. I miss you man and I can never thank you enough for what you taught me. I'll see you when I get there"
Fmr Cpl. Jason Grimes USMC of Frisco, Texas

"I'm so very sorry to hear of Harvey's death. Through the years, after high school, we were able to visit each other a few times. I always looked forward to those visits and will hold those memories close to my heart.. He was/is a gentleman in every sense of the word. There aren't many people in this world who have his depth of knowledge,love and such warm and sincere regards for others.
Everyone who knew Harvey will truly miss him.
Harvey~ Never forget us and we shall never forget you..."
Melissa Lopez of Orange County


One of my first memories is when we were freshmen. It was wrestling season and the juniors + seniors had a habit of roughing us up before the start of practice. We called these events “Rumbles”. I’m sure there’s not an Orland wrestler who can hear that word with out a little smile.
You probably weighed in at 90 lbs, soaking wet, and at 105lbs myself, that made us the smallest wrestlers on the team. So it was no surprise that you could usually find me at the bottom of the pile of senior heavy weights. What was surprising to the seniors was the determination you possessed in getting them off me.
I can still remember lying on my back, chest working against the weight of Ryan Burgess or Scotty Skidmore. My squinted head against the salty sting of sweat. Then I would hear the war cry. I’d open my eyes long enough to see a familiar small shaped projectile hurling itself into a meaty mass of muscle.
The projectile being you, the mass being some unforgiving monster like Bill Wathen or Vic Perry. Of course, at 90lbs, you could hardly do anything except piss them off even more. The ramifications were always made personal, because how dare you think you could unthrow someone nearly 3 times your size. How dare you think you could stop the beating of your fellow freshmen.
But in a way you did. While they were beating on you, they were beating on me less. And so it went. Nearly everyday before practice, I ended up crushed with sweaty armpits and bad breathe in my face. And every time, I could rely on you, however futile, to come to my rescue. In fact I counted on it. I may have been overly confident during those rumbles-but it was only because you had taught my loyalty. Thank you for that.
It was our senior year and the cheerleaders were using the multi-purpose room. You, me and our old friend Rocky rolled out a single matt, about 1/3 the way down. We started doing takedowns; winner stay in. I managed to stay in for a while, when suddenly you hit the beautiful duck-under and my hands hit the matt in an effort to avoid running face first. Now for the record, my hands were only on the matt for a split second. Only at a large important tournament would that take-down have been protested. But there in the multi-purpose room, it was with out a doubt a take-down. It was also at that exact moment that in walks a cheerleader by the name of Christy Hopkins. I’m sure you remember, bro, she made for good conversation back then. Well, there we were. She was standing there with her eyes in wide. I was still trying to figure out how you set up that crazy duck. You had your arms in the air and a smile plastered across your face. It’s a curious emotion to have when you’re both proud and pissed at the same time. Christy began walking to the other side where the cheerleaders were practicing, when she say’s with a smile “wow, good job, Harvey”. Then turned away. I turn back to, hands on my hips, shacking my heard in the negative.. Your, hands in the air, nodding your head in the positive, and I walked to the end of the matt waiting for my turn to come around again.
It was Rocky’s turn to go in and after a few minutes he managed a take down. (For those out there listening, Rocky had least 20lbs. on us, and for light weights, that’s a lot). So in I went. I took Rocky down and looked up at you the same way a wolf looks at his next meal.
And you….. Well, you still had that smile on your face. I managed my own duck-under this time, but instead of you hitting the matt with both hands, you only hit it with one. You posted hard and avoided the takedown, springing right back up. I was still behind you so I just hipped in and drove a little harder. You posted again. So, I figured I needed a little more height. The next time. I hipped in harder and lifted you up, swept you legs and ran you hard into the matt. That’s when it happened. You posted yet a third time, but this time there followed a low rolling pop. You said, “Oh”! I saw it before you did. Your arm had hipper-extended and was folded back over at the elbow joint at a 90 degree angle. It makes my neck hairs stand up just thinking about it. Anyway, I got my T-Shirt off and threw it over your arm before you had the opportunity to see it. I didn’t know what else to do. The cheerleading instructor came over and agreed to get the principle and call the paramedics. While she was gone and we sat there waiting, you asked me how bad it was, because you couldn’t feel your fingertips. Again for the record, I thought your bone was stretching the skin a little too much to give you and honest answer. So I said you’ll be fine. I told you it was just a dislocation, and you’ll be better real quick. * bro, I didn’t know what the hell I was talking about…but you said ‘ok’ you said you trusted me. (You probably remember saying some other things, but you were drunk on adrenalin, so those things will stall between us, bro). Even when you’re adorable mom came to the school and asked me to lift up the shirt a little.. After the poor women when into hysterics at the sight of her baby’s arm.. You still never looked. You got to the hospital where it turned out to actually be a dislocation, and you did get better in about 2 weeks. Of course everyone was relieved that you were alright. But I was just as much relieved I didn’t let you down. Back then you may have thought you were looking up to me,,, but infact, I was looking up to you.
I was our senior year, towards the end of it, and you were spending a lot of time on FAH trips. I loved giving you a hard time. I’d ask you if you traveled all the way to Redding to pull on cow boobs. You’d smile and laugh at the thought and say Naw, just FAA stuff. I knew you weren’t telling me everything. I kept on bothering you until on day you told me you did this sort of competition and that you had qualified for state. I was about to make a joke when you said “No, not boob pulling competition”. We laughed at that and you finally told me what it was you were doing. I was blown away. I think you thought maybe I was gunna talk more *, so I pointed at some weed growing out of the ground and asked you, ‘what’s that one?’ you said its name, followed by its scientific name. I immediately pointed to another one and another. I probably pointed at 2 dozen plants and weeds and you only momentarily paused at 2 or 3. I remember I wanted to show you off. I let you know how impressed I was , but you were so modest you acted like it was no big deal. After that, your Homer Simpson impressions just didn’t hold as much weight. I knew you could do anything you wanted to.
Harvs, I’ve tried to be strong like I know you’d expect of me. But life was so infinitely better with you here. We just didn’t lose a loving father, brother and son… we lost a great friend. I miss you, bro, and I hope to see you again.

Semper fi, Devil Dog…."
Raul D. Lopez of Orland, CA

"I have a Hero Bracelet with Sgt Harvey Parkerson's name on it. I received his name at random - I asked for a bracelet for "any soldier." I'm an Army brat (my dad - 37 years in service - buried at Arlington) and feel honored to wear Sgt. Parkerson's name on my arm. I pray for his family and thank him for his brave service. I would love to know more about him. It appears he has a son named Matthew? I have a son named Matthew too."
Shelley Lee of Stone Mountain, Georgia

"Memorial Poem

We do not need a special day to bring you to our minds.
The days we do not think of you are very hard to find.
Each morning when we awake we know that you are gone.
And no one knows the heartache as we try to carry on.
Our hearts still ache with sadness and secret tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you no one will ever know.
Our thoughts are always with you, your place no one can fill.
In life we loved you dearly; in death we love you still.

There will always to be a heartache, and often a silent tear.
But always a precious memory of the days when you were here.
If tears would make a staircase, and heartaches make a lane,
We'd walk the path to heaven and bring you home again.
We hold you close within our hearts; and there you will remain,
To walk with us throughout our lives until we meet again.
Our family chain is broken now, and nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. Author Unknown....
But straight from Aunt Dolores's Heart"
Aunt Dolores of Paradise, Ca. U.SA

"To the family of:Harvey E. Parkerson 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

"i'm sorry for those who have fallen but now they can not be hert in any way and there now in a better place."
codename swb of ca

"Remembering Harvey! How could I forget. You were the most insane person I knew, in a good way! I miss you so much! I know that you are in heaven looking down. Matthew is so proud of you, of everything you were to him! I still have your letterman's jacket from Oroville High, I am going to give that to Matthew. He would like it. I miss you and love you so much.

I never got the chance to meet you and I regret that. I wish I could have met the girl that got my wild and crazy friend to settle down! Take care of yourself and little Harvey! May God be with you!"
Leah Carter of Marysville, CA

"Harvey, Your Great-Aunt Joy Whitley, remembers how handsome you looked in your uniform at Grandma Mary's funeral service in Paradise, Ca."
Joy L. Whitley of Red Bluff Ca.

"Harvey was a great guy and a great Marine. I had the pleasure of serving with hime from 99-02. He will be missed."


"Although i did not know this young Marine, I felt obligated and Honored to put forth this message to his family. Rest your hearts knowing he passed doing what he felt was right, and he was trained to do. For being a Marine, you understand that this may happen, and your bravely, proudly accept it. It doesnt matter why we are there, or if you think we should, this man gave the ultimate for Unit, Corpse, God, Country. Rest still my brother, and may we one day stand tall together, if that is God's will. "If the Army and the Navy, ever look on Heavens Scenes, they will find the streats are guarded, by United States Marines" Semper Fi little brother.
Cpl. Davis 1/6 STA plt. 1993-1995"
Allan Davis of USA

"Harvey, It was an awesome pleasure to have known you. I will never forget all of the things that we went through both good and bad. You were an inspiration to alot of our junior marines and you will continue to be forever. I will miss you dearly and I wish all the best to your family. Watch over them as I know you will. Take care Harv, I'll remember you always..."
Brian S. Duell of San Diego, Ca

"" To the family of Sgt. Parkerson. Not enough words can be said about him that truley explain the the type of person he was. I had the honor to serve with him in Iraq and grew to know him as a brother and a fellow Marine. He had a sprit about him that made him unique and well liked by the Marines that knew him. Your loss is heart felt by myself and countless others. Sgt. Parkerson will be missed but never forgotten"."
Ssgt. Ian W Bonnell of Wpns Co BLT 1/4

"Hello, my name is Karlee Carone and I'm in High School, where our teacher had the class do a project where we picked a soldier who lost their life in the war. Although I didn't know him, I am touched on how hard he worked to make the United States as a great a country as it is today. I know he was a brave man and my deepest condolances goes to your family."
Karlee Carone of Rocky Hill, Ct


"Sgt. Parkerson, I want to thank you for defending my freedom while at the same time delivering freedom to people who have never known its wonder. My deepest condolences to your family and friends."
Ken of Denver,CO

"I just found out about Sgt. Parkerson on your web site. I met him at my first Apache Knife course at Camp Pendleton. Although I did not know him, I can't help but feel a profound sadness for the loss of my fellow Marine and Ghost Dog. My condolences to his family and friends. Semper Fi Rain Dog!! To those that are currently serving our country, thank you!! With respect... Dominc.
Domininc Marcos of Anaheim CA, 92801

"To the family and friends of Harvey Parkerson. He is a hero of all the United States.He has given himself for my children and myself. Of that debt, we can never repay. We can only say "Thank-You" . My heart goes out to your wife and son, mom and dad and in-laws, brothers and sisters."
Terri Shaw of Anderson, Ca. USA

"To the friends and family of Harvey E. Patterson.
" My condolences for the loss of a true hero, son, father and husband. May your memories be strong and joyous."
Gary Brownson of New Braunfels Texas

"To the Family and Friends of Sgt Harvey Parkerson III. Harvey was a great friend during the last three years I had the priveledge to know him. I started out as his Section leader in 2001. I could see when I first met him that he was dedicated to not only the Marine Corps but his friends and family also. It was a priveledge to be able to continue our friendship even after I left his platoon and moved on to other jobs within the battalion. Harvey was always there when I needed him and always made sure that he took care of the junior Marines that were under him. The Marine Corps lost a great Marine however I felt as if I lost a great friend with his passing. He will always be remembered!!!"
SSgt Jason Selby of 1st Battalion 4th Marines Najaf, Iraq

"To the family and friends of Sergeant Parkerson, I had the privledge to serve as his Company First Sergeant during the War last year, I have served with many fine Marines and Harvey was a true Marine. He was well respected by all who knew him, trustworthy and knowledgable. The younger Marines looked up to him and emulated his actions. Brave and honorable, his loss was felt throughout the Battalion. He died in the cemetary in An Najaf, the largest cemetary in the Muslum world, a truely horific place to fight, his courage and leadership made a shinning example to those around him. God Bless You Harvey, Amanda, all his friends and family.
1stSgt L.E. Archambault
H&S Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines
An Najaf, Iraq"

"To the Family of Marine Sgt. Harvey E. Parkerson III.

My family sends it's prayers to you and yours as you grieve for the loss of your Husband, your Father, your Son. Harvey is a true Hero and will be in our minds and hearts always. He gave all for the people of Iraq. (especially the children of Iraq). His sacrifice for his Country and the Bravery he showed make him a Great American and Patriot. God Bless you All."
Ken & Cheri Ewan of Corning, Ca USA

"A perfect son-in-law. We are thankful for the time we had with you, the special memories you left our daughter, Amanda, and the wonderful grandson you gave us. You are truely our hero."
Lloyd & Carrie English of El Centro, Ca

"To Sgt. Parkerson's family & friends you are in my thoughts and prayers. I to feel and know your pain. Sgt. Parkerson thank you soldier for the ultimate sacrifices you made for our country. You will never be forgotten. You are a HERO.
The Widow of SFC Robert J. Mogensen
3rd SFG KIA 5/29/2004 Afghanistan"
Tanya Mogensen & Family of North Carolina

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Harvey E. Parkerson III,

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, Ca

"I known Harvey 3 years ago To Amanda he will never be forgotten...You had a wonderful husband I am sure you already knew that...In the eyes of the American people he will never be forgotten and he will be a hero in our eyes..I only knew about Matthew but To his other son Harvey IV hope you grow up knowning how much of a hero your father was...Good luck to you all Amanda I know you may not need this cause you have all his family but if you need anything let me know br0wneyedg1rl80@aol.com I will do anything that I can to help you in any way I can"
Stacey of Zephyrhills, Florida

"TO Harvey's family I am so sorry to hear about your lost..To Matthew your father was a hero..He will be greatly Missed...Harvey was a great guy..I broke down in tears when I saw his name on there he was so a great guy and I feel so bad for Matthew..."
Stacey of Zephyrhills, Florida USA

"To The Family of Sgt Parkerson,
Harvey pulled me aside one day and had me listen to "Im Already There" by lonestar, The man had so much pride in what he was doing and why he was doing it and I am proud to have known him, he is and will forever be missed by all of his brothers in Bravo Company."
Cpl Paul McEnaney of St. Joseph, MO

""To the Family and friends of Sgt.Harvey Parkerson,
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero and a great student of the Apache Knife Family as well.

"Make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunsets. Make me wise so that I may know the things you have taught my people. The lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock. Make me ever ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eye, so that when life fades as the fading sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame."
Apache Prayer

Friend and Instructor,"
Robert Redfeather of Fayetteville, AR. 72701

"You made the greatest sacrafice for our nation. You will never be forgotton and I pray that your family and friends feel the honor and pride that is due to them. Each and every fallen soldier is a true hero for this nation. I pray that God helps your family through this tough time and I give my greatest thanks to you."
Jessica Triplett of Herrin, IL

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

"It was an honor and privilege to serve with you at 1/4. You will be greatly missed Marine. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Guard us now at the Gates of Heaven."
Jason Boynton, SSgt USMC of Waterloo, IA

"To Harvey's Family, Our family never knew such pain could exist and we know what you are experiencing. My nephew, Pfc Bradley Kritzer, was killed May 5, 2004, in Baghdad. I know our loved ones are OK but we who are left are totally wrecked. I picture our soldiers together in eternity discussing how they ended up there and imagine the home-coming they will plan for each of us (especially when we thought we would be planning their home-coming!). Our family will be praying for you and are here for any support we may offer."
Laurie Miles, megsnana@hotmail.com of Coalport, PA

"How do you handle a situation such as this? It it very tragic what happend to you. You gave your life for this country. As a person, all I can do is say thank you and pray for your family and friends. I am very greatful that I had the opportunity to meet you. All I know is that you made Amanda very happy. You made her smile much brighter. My condolences go out to your family and friends. I am very sorry. You are in a much better place and someday you will reunite with your family. Someday . . ."
Margaux C. Ruiz of El Centro, Ca

"To Havey'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 soldier's bravery and sacrifice.


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

"Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. Harvey is a true American hero and will alway be remembered for his bravery and sacrifice he gave to our country. May God bless you and I pray you can find some comfort and peace during this difficult time."
The McClain family--azquail@att.net of Tucson, AZ

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude.
May G-d provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten.
A grateful citizen and a Proud Marine Mom,"
Lily of Wakefield MA

"Dear Harvey,
Thank you for being a brave man and defending the values of our great nation. Having the courage to go fight in such a dangerous place is something very few people possess and this is something truly incredible. Your sacrifice is not in vain, for anyone who fights against evil when they are called is a great hero."
mark reif of winchester, VA

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

"To Harvey'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 friends and loved ones of Harvey. Please know that you have my deepest sympathies and my thoughts and prayers are with you. I share in your loss. My fiancee Spc Shawn Davies lossed his life in Iraq on 7-8-04 he was 22. I hope that you my find some comfort in all the wonderful memories you have made with Harvey and may God give you strength in your time of need. God Bless and know that Harvey will always and forever be an American Hero!"
Autum Shingler ashingler09@yahoo.com of Aliquippa, Pa

"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. For the family/friends: May time provide happy loving memories in place of present sorrows. Look to the sky for in the infinite meadows of Heaven the bright shining stars bloom...the forget-me-nots of angels. God bless you and thank you."
a grateful family in Phoenix, AZ

"Thank you Harvey Parkerson III, 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. Harvey Parkerson III:
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 Harvey 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. Harvey Parkerson III:
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 Harvey, 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