Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Peter J. Sora, Jr

19, of Londonderry, New Hampshire.
Sora died during a Humvee rollover training accident at Twenty Nine Palms in California while preparing for deployment to Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division - CAAT Platoon, Camp Pendleton, California. Died on May 4, 2004.

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"Good morning son, Wanted to wish you a "Happy Birthday", you would be 38 years old. I can only dream and imagine what your life would be like; a wife, children, your own home. Mostly I think you would be getting ready to retire after 20 years from the Marines. There is not a day that goes by that I have do not have a reminder of you. Some of them a nice warm moments, other times they are moments that I with you were here to see and experience. Payton (your little name sake) is turning 17 and starting his senior year in high school. The triplets are entering eighth grades. Carlo and Lauren are doing well and still living in CA. Melissa and Jeff are right around the corner from us. Dad and I miss you each moment. As you know we are in FL. It was a hard move but a great move at the same time. We are heading up north in a month or so. Little Brian is getting married in Oct. This will be the most bittersweet wedding we go to, it should be you. I know you watch over us every day. I know you see us and our lives, but is will never be the same as if you were here. I love you buddy and miss you each moment. Today at 4:34 it will be official you are now 38 years young. Keep watching and protecting us. I miss you so very much and you are with me each and everyday. Love you to the moon and back."

"Good Morning Angel baby, you have been gone 18 years today. How is this even possible. I relive this week over and over. I spoke to you 18 years ago on May 2, for the very last time. You were so excited to be in CA and be with your boys. You were getting ready to go for training in the desert. I was so proud of you and I am still to this day. I cannot even tell you how much I miss you and seeing who you would be today. My thoughts would be that you would be looking at retirement next year and settling down. We are all doing good. We all miss you. I still miss your hugs, and the yell "Mom I'm home!". Please always watch over your sister and brother, your nieces and nephews, they miss you also. Dad misses you. We went up to TwentyNine Palms area last Nov/Dec with Carlo and Lauren. Could not even imagine what your life there would have been like. Every day I miss you more instead of less. Everyday I know one day I will see you again and get my hug. I love you buddy, and miss you each and every day. You are forever in my heart.

"July, 27, 2021 you turn 37 today. Happy birthday"

"Good Morning Birthday Boy. Today you turn 37 years old. What a year this has been. Covid-19 has destroyed so much life and the way we do things. We have been captive in our own homes and masked for over a year. We have tried really hard to stay healthy. Unfortunately, Dad now has the virus. He is doing well and is holding his own. A little prayer from you may help. I know you watch over us, and I am so thankful for that. I miss you everyday. I met a man at one of Luke's games. He was military and your age. Had two children and married. Oh how I wish that was your life. I always think "What if". What would your life be like, our life be like? Everyone is doing well. Carlo thinks about you always. Never misses calling to make sure we are OK on days like today. Melissa makes sure your nieces and nephews will always know you and who you are. I love how they have turned into such caring loving adults. We all miss you. My birthday wish for you, praying you are happy and healthy. Wishing you could stop by so I could give you a hug and you to always watch over us. I love you, miss you more than anything and cannot wait to see you again. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY SON. Love"

"Good Morning Happy Angel birthday my precious son. Today has been 17 years since the accident that took your life. At this time you were enjoying training with your fellow Marines. Doing what you so much wanted to do. Being where you wanted to be in CA. I was working and so was Dad. A normal day that we all took for granted. Little did we know what God had in mind for us all. Tonight 17 years ago it all changed. People were doing things they should not have done. They were not following orders and you are the one who lost it all. We lost it all. This accident could have been prevented. I miss you everyday. I think about what could of/ should of been. I know you watch over us, and there are times I feel your presents. I did the other night. I wonder what our life/your life would be like. Your nieces and nephews are doing well. They are all involved in something, growing like weeds. Payton just got his permit, can't wait to take him to drive. Reminds me of you at times. Carlo and Lauren just bought a retirement home and we we planning to see at Thanksgiving. Melissa and Jeff are doing well. Dad is still working at the golf club and misses you very much. I play golf now a couple times a week. I really enjoy it. Funny how I though it was silly for people to chase after a little white ball. Dad and I try to play together once a week. We are heading up north in a couple of weeks to visit you, it has been to long because of covid-19. I miss you every day, so very badly at times but know I will see you again. I love you to the moon and back - then a little more. Love you. Mom"
of Viera, FL

"Merry Christmas 2020! WOW, I cannot believe how many Christmas morning have gone by that you are not here with us opening presents and celebrating. I think that each year will get easier and it does not. There is always a moment that just takes my breathe away and I stop short because I miss you, my baby. Times seem to move on and I think of all the things you are missing, all the things I am missing. Carlo and Laurens' life. Melissa, Jeff, your nieces and nephews, (Payton, Bella, Luke and Madysen), our lives, they just go on. I know you see us, I know you hear us, I just wish you were with us. I know that you watch over all of us. The things Dad and I do. I know you are there with me each and every day, I can sometimes feel your presents, however I miss you always. One hug, one more squeeze. Some day I will see you again. I know I will get that hug, the one I miss so so much. I love you PJ and miss you today and for always. Merry Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Always watch over us and keep us safe. Love you with my whole heart."

"Happy Birthday P.J.You turn "36" today. Where is the time going. I sat the other night and I was thinking, "What would your life be like?" I think you would be married and have a couple of children. A beautiful loving wife. You would have been a great Dad. I wish I got to see that. Still in the Marines and now looking forward to retirement. You have been a Marine for 17+ years now. I know I have missed so much of what you would have/could have done. I am sorry for that. Today Dad and are are going to Disney. I know you loved it there, just as much as I do and I wanted to do something different offer than just wonder all day. Your nieces and nephews are growing so fast. They love you very much. Bella found this site, and I hope that she still reads it. She wears a necklave dedicated to you. Watch over them all. Carlo and Lauren are doing great. I am glad you watch over them. Melissa and Jeff are doing well also, again thanks for watching over them. Thank you for always being there for me when I need you. Show Dad that you are there for him also. He misses you as much as I do. I miss you Buddy and wish I could give you a hug. You are in my heart and always will be. Can't wait until we meet again. Love you from here to there..Big kisses and strong hugs I love you with my whole heart and miss you. Love forever your"
Mom of Viera, FL

"Today is May 4, Happy Angel Birthday Buddy. You are 16 years an angel today. Pretty soon you will be an angel as long as you were my son on earth. This is totally unbelievable. Your brother still calls first thing in the morning every May 4th, to make sure I am OK, checks on Dad also. Lauren, Carlo wife also thinks of you and prays for you. Melissa is always looking out for us. We had dinner with her, Jeff and the kids. So wish you knew your nieces and nephews. Payton will be 15 this year and Bell, Luke, and Madie just turned 11. I know that you watch over them. And they know you better than you can imagine. Chris and Cassie still remember you and so many of our friends and family. They all miss you.I know tomorrow I will wake up and live every hour as if it is May 5th 2004. The week is always the same. Knock on the door, the Marines there as I look out the hole and then my life shatters. Dad is doing as well as he can he misses you very much. So wish I could turn back the clock. Say things I wish I could say one more time. Tell you how much you are loved. I know you knew but would still want to say it again. Cannot wait until I see you again. Always waiting for that one more hug. I love you and miss you each and everyday."
Love Mom

"Good morning Buddy, Merry Christmas. I so wish you were here. I miss you. I miss your laughter, your hugs, your sense of human and your voice. You had this incredible deep voice. Sometime I will hear someone that sounds like you and have to do a double take cause I think it is you. I know you watch down on me every day. You help me when I feel lost or I have lost something, I still feel your presents. I just miss you and instead of getting easier, sometimes it is harder. I know we will meet again. I love you."
Love Mom

"Christmas Eve 2019, another year ending and a new one beginning. Everyone has left for the night and I sit and think of all you are missing. Your nieces and nephews love you so much. They have never met you but know so much about you. They admire and respect all you have done. I miss you all year but more so at Christmas. You loved this holiday as much as I do. It is different without you, I wonder what your life would be like, would you be married, have children. I hope you can see us, and hear us when we talk to you. Dad got a new truck, it was hard for us both but he so needed it. We know you having been watching out for us. I can feel when you are near. I miss your hugs, I miss you. Merry Christmas son, I love you very much."
Love Mom

"Good morning angel baby, you would be 35 years old today. I can relive this day so clearly. There is not a moment that I do not think about you or miss you. I wonder each day what your life would be like. Would you be married, have children? Would you still be a Marine? The answer for me is always a big "YES". I know you would be a great father, husband, Marine. Your love of life was cut to short. And my life of seeing all this happened is because someone did not do their job. I miss you buddy. Just wanted you to know this is a special day but also a very hard one. Wishing you a Happy Birthday in heaven. Still missing your hugs and your voice. I love you. I know you will greet me someday."

"Happy 15 year angel birthday, you have been gone almost as long as you lived! I pray every day for you. I miss you every day. Our life has never been the same, there is a hole that will not heal. My baby, my son, my hero. I loved you then and I love you now. Miss you more each day. I thought the pain would lesson but it does not. I think of all you could be, all you could have. What you have missed, marriage, children, life itself. I miss you ever so much. I Love you to bunches and more."
Love forever your Mom

"Good morning PJ, Happy 34th birthday. I will never forget that day. You were so wanted. I needed one more baby. I prayed for you every day. Wish you were here to celebrate. Each day is suppose to get easier, but it just gets harder. You are missing so many things. I pray you see them. I cannot wait for the day I can have my bear hug again.
Time goes by, but it seems to stand still at the same time. You should be married and have babies of your own. You should have a house and a wife. Sometime it just does not make sense. I love you and miss you."
Mom of Viera

"Fourteen Christmases without you. and still here your voice. I love you and miss you. Merry Christmas. Love Mom"

"Merry Christmas my son. I miss you so very much, each and everyday. I wonder what your life would be like, what you would be doing. I believe you would be married and the best husband and Dad ever. So many things I have missed about you and without you. Eighteen Christmases, WOW! You have been gone almost as long as I had you. I love you P.J. There is not a day I do not think of you. For Xmas I wish for one more hug, one more "I love you, Mom" and one more memory with you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Love for ever..."
Mom of Viera, FL

"PJ words cannot express how much you are missed. I will always remember escorting you home that final time to your parents. It was the hardest thing I had ever had to do in my 22 years as a Marine. But it was the greatest honor anyone had ever bestowed upon me when your parents asked if I would do that for them. You are forever in my thoughts brother. Semper Fidelis"
The Big Dog / GySgt USMC Retired of Goffstown, NH

"Thirteen years ago this morning, May 5th, at 6:35 est time, I learned that you would never be coming home alive. You died May 4th at 8:38 pacific time and we were not told till the next morning. That day that time is forever with me.I miss you so very much I will love you forever and you will always be in my heart. Words can never explain the pain and hurt I go through I cannot wait until we meet again. I want one more hug. I Love you forever"

"Good Morning PJ, Merry Christmas, 14 years without you. I thought this would get easier. Miss visiting you at the cemetary, know your not there and with me but still hard. It has been a very tough year. The kids are growing fast and so much fun. They love you as much as I do. One hug would be great. No one hugs like you did. Miss the voice, miss you. Happy New Year Buddy."
Forever in my heart MOM

"Good Morning. Visited our old neighbors yesterday at their home in Deland. Had dinner with them and a man saw my car with your sticker on it. He was with your unit in Iraq. The men spoke highly of you. Very nice of him to leave a note. Always nice to know others think of you like I do. Miss you buddy. Happy 32nd birthday. Cannot believe how time goes by and all the things you miss. The things I miss of you. Someday. Celebrate, we will do sparklers with kids tonight. Hope you see them Love you forever and ever."

"May 4, 2016, WOW, May 4, 2004 seems like yesterday. One thing that has changed, I no longer walk down the stairs to that front door. No more flash backs there. I love you Buddy, miss you so much at times it is still hard to breathe. Happy Angel Birthday, I love you. Wishes for one more hug. Love you forever."
Mom of Viera

"Pj- miss you like crazy! Not a day goes by - you're always on my mind. I'm 38 weeks pregnant with my second child...Another little girl haaa.
You should be here...life's just not fair.
Love you always and forever 💞"
Kari of Nashua

"12 Christmases without you. Unbelievable! I will never get use to this. I should enjoy the holidays as if you never left. I can't, I miss you each day of each year. Time is flying by but the memories stand still. This I am thankful for. Your memories, your laugh, you love of live. You loved Christmas, I decorate for you. I make cookies for you. I try and keep the happiness for you. I miss you very much. All I want for Christmas is one more minute with you, one hug, one smile, one more I love you. Merry Christmas Buddy I miss you and I love you very much"
Mom of Viera, FL

"WOW, is all I can say. Another year gone by. This should be easy now. I should think of May 4th as any other day. I remember every day, every conversation from the moment you learned you were going to California to the minute I heard that you were never coming home. I look at your picture every morning. I hear your voice, saying I'm home" and miss your hugs. I know I will see you again. I know you can see all the thing that happen here, I just wish you were part of it. I miss you every day. Happy Angel Birthday Buddy. I love you."
Love Mom of Viera, FL

"Another year, 11 now, without you during the holidays. Each year should be easier and it just seems to get harder. Missing you lots this year. Carlo and his wife, Lauren, are here from California, you would really like her, she would be a great sister-in-law to you. Melissa, Jeff and the children were here. They miss that they really did not know you. I miss you each and every day. Wish you could come home for one more holiday. I could really use one of your hugs. Merry Christmas Buddy. I love you and miss you."

"Pj, there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you. You were my brother and I miss you so much. Sometimes it just gets to painful knowing you are gone. I really wish you were here."
Dennis of Manchester, NH

"Today you would reach a mile stone, you would turn 30 years old. You are missing so many things that are happening. I am missing watching you experience these things. Each day I miss you more. I do know that you are always near. I sense your presence when certain things happen. I know you were smiling down at your brothers wedding. The day was perfect. I miss you each day a little more. I love you buddy. Happy Birthday. Until we meet again. Love Mom"

"PJ it is almost 10 years, May 4th, and I cannot believe my life goes on everyday without you. I miss your smiles, your hugs and your laughter. I would give my life just to see you one more time, there are so many things I would say to you. I miss you and think of you each and every day. Can't wait until we meet again and I can have my "hug" Love you forever Mom"

"I knew your son just a short time @ Fireye he was really a squared away Marine."
John Snediker..USMC of South Boston

"Hey PJ, its MOM. Another year has gone by. I cannot believe that time keeps moving on and you are not here. I miss you every day. I think what would life be like if you were here. Would you be married, have children, still be in the Marines? I know the last one, the Marines, you would still be part of that brotherhood. I miss you buddy. I love you as much today as the day you were born, 29 years ago. Happy Birthday PJ, I will see you when we meet again. Miss you with all me heart."
Love Mom

"Merry Christmas PJ...

Love DAD"

"PJ, It is Christmas time again. If I could have just one wish, I would wish that I could have one more hour with you. There would be so many things that I would tell you. I cannot believe this is our ninth Christmas without you. At times it seems like our first. Where does the time go. I miss your hugs, your smile, your voice; I just miss you completely. I know when I talk to you, you hear me. There are times I will says something or ask a question and then the answer is right there. Merry Christmas I know I will see you again. I love you buddy."
Love Mom

"Hey brother, its Zak Silva. My time in the Army is almost up, and yet not a day goes by that I don't think about why I joined. You inspired me to do work hard in wrestling and you inspired me to join military. Thank you for your service to our great nation. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten or taken for granted."
PFC Zak Silva of Fort Riley, KS

"missing you a lot pj esp with the holidays coming and knowing you aren't here ... every uniform i see makes me weak i wish my children could have met you! you will forever be my hero! i love you"
Destiny Collazo of webster,ma

"Yea Buddy, sitting here thinking and wondering what you would be doing today to celebrate your 28th birthday. I can only imagine. I wish I had the opportunity to see the man, husband and father you would have been. The best I am sure. I miss you each and every day and know that we will meet again. Love you. Happy Happy Birthday from here to there."
Love Mom

"Hey Buddy, you are an 8 year old Angel today. Happy Birthday. I miss you every day. It has been really rough these past two weeks as I am going through ALL YOUR STUFF I have saved forever. I can only say I am happy to have it all. As hard it has been it has also been wonderful, to read your stories, remember games we played, hear music you listen to, touch your favorite clothes and sit and remember all the good times. There is not a day that goes by that you are not in my thoughts. It seems like forever and I know that we will meet again. Until then I love you and miss you more than any one could imagine. Happy Birthday Angel."
Love Mom of Londonderry NH

"Gosh Pj, every day that goes by im always thinking of you! Miss you so much! I still have a sticker on my car I had made (i also left some for you parents and family, hoping they got them!) From time to time people ask about it and I just tear up...You were such a great friend and always will be a part of me! I can't believe we are coming up on the anniversary of your death! Time flies for sure! I always imagine what if you were still around...I know you are watching over always! You must be soo proud of me lol.... Because I am with a MARINE! You guys would have been best buds, it would have been great! I love you, always Pj!!!!!! <3 Kari"
Kari of Nashua NH

"Hello, i didnt know this young man pj but my name is Dewaylin Sora i am 19 years old and live in dallas tx. For a while now ive been searching on the internet for people with my same last name in hopes of finding out more of my family history. This page stands out to me because the few Sora's i do know have close ties to the military (my dad is active duty USAF & grandfather US army) as for myself ive been training to go to the air force since i graduated high school in 2010. If i offend any of you that know or are related to this young man i am truly sorry but i must know so if you have any information please email me at Dewaylin.sora@yahoo.com Sorry for your loss & god bless. Thank you."
Dewaylin Sora of Dallas Tx

"PJ it has been almost eight years. I still think about you and the time we spent together. Can't wait to see you again one day. Semper Fi buddy

Deputy Kory Kelley
Stafford VA"

"Miss you PJ, you're still my big cousin, and I still look up to you."

"Merry Christmas Buddy. It's 2011 and you have now missed 8 Christmas. The pain does not go away and I do not know why. I guess this is true love. I miss you so much."
with Love forever, Mom

"Merry Christmas son... I love you."
Dad of Londonderry, NH

"Today you turned 27 years old. I wish I could see the man you turned out to be. I love and miss you each and every day. Happy Birthday Buddy. Love Mom"
Gail Sora of NH

"I light this candle in memory of your Angel Peter . Happy birthday angel. Praying your day will be peaceful.
Thank you angel"
Carol Angel Michael Carico's Mom of Bradenton, Fla USA

"Happy Birthday Peter J. Sora, Jr GB You, Sending All My Love & Prayers To Your Family."
Joan Taylor of England

"Lighting your candle in memory of you. Sending love to you and your family...God Bless"
Mary~Nicholas Hands Mom~ of Fredericksburg, Va

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

"Happy Angel Birthday P.J. I cannot believe that 7 years have gone by, it still feels like yesterday. I love and miss you each and every day Buddy. Till we meet again. Love Mom"
Gail Sora of Londonderry, NH

"May you have peace where ever you are now Peter."
mary^j^benny of Davao City.Philippines

"May beautiful heavenly memories of u surround ur family with a gentle love to take away the sorrow on ur angel date."
Lorraine, mom to angel Kelli Geo-Warrington of Littleton CO

"Peter may whispers from the heaven's on this ur angel day-touch ur soul for u to know-ur loved in every way-GB."
Fam. of Wm. Scott & Samantha Myers of Mi/ USA

"Merry Christmas son."
Dad of Londonderry, MA

"To my son, my hero. I miss you each and every day. There is not a time that I do not think of you. I look forward to the day we meet again. Until then, Happy Birthday Buddy. Love Mom"
Gail Sora of Londonderry, NH

"pj i miss you! growing up with you was the best! i think out of anyone in the fam i was closest to you! i love you and alwas thinking you! its still hard at family get togethers knowing you won be there, although i know your there in spirit.. its not the same.."
Destiny levi of Webster, Ma

"Pj i remember4 how we got along in highschool you were always good to me even when i was new there and enjoyed the few times we played football together and the rides you gave me to work i am sorry i never wrote to you before or met your parents even though we lived less then 5 minutes from one another i am very proud of you and very grateful for the time you served our country and i look forward to seeing again one day you always brought out the best in people take care buddy and thank you"
Eric Thibedau of Nashua NH

"PJ, It was six years ago today that we said goodbye. You got in your truck to drive to California and I was making plans to come and see you in July for your birthday. I will never ever forget that last hug for as long as I live. You gave the best and I miss them. It is almost six years since the day that I opened the front door to the men in uniform. It still takes my breathe away just thinking about it. I will miss you forever and can't wait to see you again my son.
Love Mom"
Gail Sora of Londonderry

"PJ, me and my family think of you all the time. I can't believe almost six years have passed since you made your final jouney to God. You are missed, you are loved, you are a hero."
Patti Tortolini of Londonderry, NH

"I recently met your mother and father at an outing over the weekend. It didn’t take long for the subject of the Marines to come up as I also served in the Marines. Throughout the night we spoke about you and all of your accomplishments. Your parents are so proud of you and speaking with them for as long as I did I wish I had known you. Anyone who speaks with them can hear the excitement in their voice when they begin to speak about you and the Marines. I never want to imagine how terrible that day must have been for you, your platoon, and your family. No one will ever doubt that you were a great Marine! The notes left on this page are a testament to your honorable service to this great country! It was an honor to hear your stories from those who loved you most and an honor to meet your parents! Thank you for your service. If more people had even half the honor and courage you did, the world would never need such a fighting force as the US Marines.
Semper Fi!

Chris Patten
Goffstown, NH
Sgt/USMC 2001-2005
1/6 SS"
Christopher Patten of Goffstown, NH

"April 28, 2009
To the family of Lance Cpl. Peter J. Sora, Jr.:
Peter 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

"PJ I miss you buddy. Still think about you man."
Sgt Kory Kelley of Stafford VA

You will always have a very special place in my heart! You were such a great friend! I miss you soo much! Not a day goes by that I don't think about you!! This song called "footprints in the Sand", by Leona Lewis..I hear it everyday, and all I think about is you.. I know you are looking down on me...and I feel you walking beside me when I am in need of a friend! I love you PJ! *Always in my heart Angel*"
Kari Livernois of Nashua, NH

"PJ I was sad that I didnt stay in touch as we got older, and that i only saw you a few times after our trip to Europe when we were kids. When i heard what happened, I thought about missed opportunities. It was an honor to have met and known you, and thank you for your service to our country"
Devon Cook of Raymond NH

"To my son, my Angel
You will always be our heart.
We miss you each and every day and more.
Happy 24.
Love Mom"
Gail Sora of Londonderry NH

"You will never be forgotten.
Alison and Dave Proulx
Alison and Dave Proulx of Clarksville, TN

"To the Sora family:

Not a day goes by where I don't think PJ. I see a Service member and I am reminded of the pride he had for marines, I'm reminded of every memory we had as friends. He will always be in my heart and he certainly will not be forgotten. Love and Miss you Peej! MUAH"
Seana Newcomb of Nashua, NH USA

"Gail, Peter, and family,
For the past (5)"Memorial Days" from 2004-2008 as I visit my "loved ones" graves in St. Mary's Cemetery in Milford and see the US flags adorning the graves of those young men & women who sacrificed their lives so that we may be free I can't help but be reminded of your late son Lance CPL. PJ Sora Jr. I will never forget reading the Boston Globe in or around May 6,2004 (my son Brian's 24th birthday) & it was difficult for me to comprehend what I was reading re: PJ's "tragic accident."
I shall never forget the few short years I spent in both our "backyards" and seeing him grow up as a "little boy." Visualizing him as a "Lance Corporal" at that time would have been difficult to do BUT looking back at his "energy level ETC." I can see him in a "military uniform."
If for whatever reason you folks get back down in this area I would love to connect if only briefly; it would be great to see you both.
May both "your son" & "American hero" "requiescat in pace" forever.
Jim Edwards"
Jim Edwards of Hopedale, Massachusetts


Sunday marked the 4th year anniversary of your accident. Every day, each hour you are in my mind and heart. I cannot express how much I miss you and how much I love you. I will never let you be forgetten.

Peter J Sora Sr of Londonderry, NH

"I was shocked and pained when I learned of your passing. Four years has done little to ease the loss, and I keep you and your family in my prayers."
Rick W., Sgt., USMC of NH

"Its almost been 4 years and I still cant believe that you're gone. I miss you so much it hurts. I will always remember you and you will always have a special place in my heart. I love you forever my Superman."
Cassie Rhan of Londonderry, NH

"I saw the car in front of me with a Gold Star on it. I read Peter's name under Marines sticker and jotted it down. I wanted to get out at the light and express my gratitude to the driver for Peter's, as well as his family's sacrifice but felt it wasn't appropriate so I'll thank you here. Thank you from the Sullivan family and we feel for your loss."
Tim Sullivan of Londonderry, NH USA

There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you. You meant more to me then just one of my poolee's. You were a friend and a brother. I don't think that I ever got to tell you exactly how proud I was of you. There just never were enough words. I miss you."
Dennis Mitchell-- Sgt. Mitchell of Manchester, NH

"PJ I miss you and there is not a day that goes by that i dont think about you, I see you in McKenzie's eyes...and thats where you live on. We love you!"
Tara of Nashua, NH

"I extend my sympathies to your family at the loss of your son, Peter. Its always tragic to lose a child and I understand your sorrow.
You can take pride in the fact that he died in service to his country...doing what he wanted to do.
My heart and prayers are with you...and an ear if ever you need one.
Natalie Healy
Gold Star Mother
Natalie Healy of Exeter, N.H.

"PJ you are one of my hero's and you will always be missed. I remeber the day's as poolees' and you went and returned from boot camp and i had to call you sir. I was so happy one of my buddies came back. And then i went and returned and we went around the high schools with Sgt Mitchell. Man I miss you."
Kory Kelley of 29 Palms California

"If he can stand in battle to ensure our freedom,
We can stand in grief with his family to honor him……

In Remembrance of LCpl. Peter Sora, Jr.,

To the Sora Family, our sincerest and heartfelt condolences are extended to you for the loss you have endured. We pray that in time grief will turn to pride and the pain of loss will be replaced with peace in knowing your loved one is in the hands of the Lord.

For every fallen hero, there is a bright star that shines in the evening sky to remind us that freedom is a cherished gift and it is not without sacrifice.

May you take comfort in knowing that many families across this great nation grieve with you in your time of sadness.

Our prayers are with you for peace and healing.

Bruce and Karen Thurston of Gilford, NH

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

"To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Peter Sora, Jr:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Peter 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. Peter Sora, Jr:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Peter, 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