Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Cpl. Jeffrey B. Starr

22, of Snohomish, Washington.
Starr died from small-arms fire while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Ar Ramadi, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. During Operation Iraqi Freedom his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). Died on May 30, 2005.

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"It has been 17 years since my son, Jamie, was KIA on a roof top in Ramadi. Next month will be 17 yrs for your loss of Jeffrey. We share in a profound grief and I wanted you to know that I remember.
God Bless you,
Janice (Edge) Whorton
Mother of Capt. James Edge USMC"
Janice (Edge) Whorton of Gloucester, VA

"Dear Shellie, Brian and all the Starr family -
It is now 15 years that this world lost such a bright Starr. My heart still breaks for you all every year on Memorial Day, and today, the 25th which I believe was Jeff’s birthday. My son was in Iraq at the same time, and I will never forget what he said.
“This Memorial Day sucks. We lost a brother Marine from Washington state. Memorial Day will never be the same again for me”
My son’s words and losing your son are what comes to my mind every year at this time. Our sons were so much alike, when I saw you and Brian talking about him on a news interview, you could’ve been describing my own Marine son, who was the same age as Jeff.
Your amazing son will forever live in my memory. He is in Heaven at the right hand of God, with all the other Heroes who gave all for our Freedom. I thank you, Shellie and Brian, for raising a Hero, for raising a Courageous young American who was Brave enough to become One of the Few.
May God Bless you all. You will always be in my heart, my thoughts and prayers.
Semper Fi from this Marine mom"
Karey Keel-Stidham of Colville, Washington

"I join with you in remembering your son this month. It's coming up on 10yrs since he died. As I stood at Jamie's grave in Arlington last month, I couldn't believe that he's been gone from us for ten years. His oldest daughter will be 17 in July & the youngest was 13 in March. I grieve for all the lost moments & happy times that might have been. We move forward, but carry a sadness with us. Bless you & yours.
Janice (Edge) Whorton, mother of:
Capt. James Edge USMC KIA 4-14-05"
Janice (Edge) Whorton of Saluda,VA

I am thinking about you today and I appreciate your actions on 4/13/2004. You are one of my heroes. Never forgotten"

"This American hero's family has every right to be immensely proud of him. All free people everywhere owe him an immeasurable debt of gratitude. Rest well, Cpl. Starr; job well done."
Lawrence Winberry of Williston Park, N.Y.

"Again this year I am thinking of you , your family and your son who is and will always be remembered. God bless you"
Dayna Schilling of Clarksburg CA USA

"Dear Shellie,
Thank you for remembering my son last month, as I remember yours this month. I can't believe 9 years have gone by without them. It feels like yesterday. Life moves forward, but my heart is frozen in time. The events in my life are on a timeline...before Jamie died & after he died. I went to his grave on Palm Sunday & laid flowers. I go to honor his memory, but he's not really there. He remains with me always. Take care of yourself & know that there are mothers everywhere that share your grief."
Janice (Edge) Whorton of Glenns, VA

"Semper Fidelis, brother. Thank you for your sacrifice. Rest in peace.

MJ Conrad, USMC (Ret)"
Marty Conrad of Carlsbad, CA

"Thank You Jeff...Keep watching over your family, You are missed something terrible, but Yours is a legacy to continue for years to come... Your Family & ours are bonded forever, We love you all ...."
Cassie Harrell - Sister Of SSGT Harrell

"Thank you for your service and sacrifice...you will never be forgotten"
Jane Gonzales of Oregon City, OR

"Dear Shellie,
I read your message on April 14th. It will be 8 yrs for you, also, on May 30th.Our sons have been gone from our sight, but never from the memories we hold so close to our hearts. Thank you for remembering. They will both remain forever young for us. God bless you & your family."
Janice (Edge) Whorton of Glenns, VA/USA

"You crossed my mind tonight while at work, reading of Marines, I think often of you , your family and so many things your guys still talk about...Yours is a legacy to never be forgotten Youngman, Thank You Jeff, Give Bill my love..."

"You & Your familys sacrifice have never left our Hearts or Minds Jeff...Your forever a Hero in my eyes, I cherish our families heartfelt bond...Tell my Brother I miss him, Thank You both for keeping your eyes on these boys..."

"Being 22 myself, I will never be able to fully appreciate the enormity of Cpl. Starr's sacrifice. May God bless him and his family."
a young American of South Korea

"Marine Cpl. Jeffrey B. Starr is not forgotten and did not die in vain. The people of Iraq are living free due to his sacrifice. Thank you for your service. May be peace be with his family."
Mark Warner of San Diego, CA

"Dear Shellie,
You never fail to remember Jamie on this day. Thank you. We are bound by a shared sorrow of the loss of our beloved sons. Please know that Jeffrey will be remembered on May 30th & I will keep you in my prayers. We must move forward in their honor, but I know it's heartbreaking to be without them.
Take Care"
Janice (Edge) Whorton of Glenns, VA

"mr and mrs.stare, we met you last 4th of July in Wa while camping. We want you to know we took a minute to remember you and your son. We will never forget you or your boy,s service to our country. god bless your family"
Dayna schilling of Clarksburg ca

"Dear Shelley, Brian and family, I have had you in my thoughts and prayers throughout this special weekend of gathering together to honor Jeff. I hope Jeff's friends and fellow Marines left you with many new memories to cherish."
Linda Rudat of Everett, WA

"Semper Fi, brother."
another marine of US

"Our family will never forget your generosity to our son, or your families scarifice of for freedom.God bless you all."
Hots Family of Snohomish

"Jeff, Its been a long time since ive seen you since 2001 right before you graduated high school. We had fun every morning laughing and being teens in high school dealing with things that were so simple. worrying about passing grades and doing homeworka dn when the next football game was. You always were therre for me and im greatfull for you! Tellingme to keep my head up when things were tough with crazy boys! Always had your funny joke and your sweet smiles to me. I wish i got to know you better. I was truly sadden to find out you died two years ago. I was living in cali and came home with my husband and my children back to washington. I am so proud of you adnd really sadden your gone. You are the bravest man i know. I rememebr watching the news coveredge of 911 in the school library with you......dont have to worry now jeff they got him! You are a fallen hero but always loved and will be missed! I ahve good memmeries of you smiling and being funny and i couldnt be happier or more proud of you today! thank you for your fight and your bravery! rest in peace and we will laugh again! I also want you to never stop smiling! i will rememeber you but dont forget to save room up there for me! love you always jeff!"
Christina kirk of Snohomish, Wa

"Mrs. Starr,
Without fail you remember my son, Jamie (Capt. James Edge USMC). It is 6 years, since we received that heart-breaking news of his death on 4-14-05. Next month will mark the 6th year for you & your family, as well. We share the pain of loss & continued grief. It will never be the same without our wonderful sons, but we go forward, nevertheless. It's what Marine Mom's do to honor their memory. Bless you & thank you for your kind message."
Janice (Edge) Whorton of Glenns, VA

"thought of you for some reason today....dont know what made me. we used to be such good friends but grew apart as kids sometimes do. i will never forget about you and the great times we had when we were kids. i have a son now and am very greatful for people like you who protect people like me. thanks Jeff for all the fond memories you are missed."
aaron b of snohomish wa

"Freedom Isn’t Free

“Is life so dear or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” - Patrick Henry

We Americans tend to appreciate liberty the way we appreciate the fresh air we breathe – we’ve heard of people suffering in the stifling, choking, gagging stench of oppressive dictatorships, but most of our lives have been far too sheltered for us to have ever caught a whiff of it ourselves. And, having lived such sheltered lives, we feel like this “fresh air” of liberty that we live in is just a normal, natural, default part of the human experience.

But historically and globally liberty is a rare exception, not the rule. It has only occurred in those few isolated situations when and where people like Patrick Henry have fought to obtain it and to protect it. Without such people, we will lose it. And to the shock and dismay of many, we will fall into the real default condition of human societies.

Without fully realizing in our hearts and minds what the lack of liberty means, we are ill-equipped to balance its value against the value of life and peace as Henry did. But not all of us have fallen into that moral naiveté.

One of the more contemporary philosophical heirs to Patrick Henry is Marine Corporal Jeff Starr, whose words should be remembered right along with Henry’s. “[I]f you’re reading this, then I’ve died in Iraq. I don’t regret going. Everybody dies, but few get to do it for something as important as freedom. It may seem confusing why we are in Iraq, it’s not to me. I’m here helping these people, so they can live the way we live. Not [to] have to worry about tyrants or vicious dictators_. Others have died for my freedom, now this is my mark.”"
Robert L. Andrews of Tampa, FL / United States of America

"To the family of Cpl Jeffrey Starr. I’ve dwelled on what to write as your 5th year anniversary and Memorial Day 2010 are here. I will always have Jeff’s picture on my wall as he sits proudly on the side of the remains of my son’s Track in Fallujah with the rest of the men of Bravo 1/5. I watched “Taking Chance” AGAIN and as always I was brought to tears. My son’s escort drove him from Maryland to our home here on Long Island, NY. As a former Marine, Vietnam Veteran, and son of a Marine who saw action in the Pacific, there are no words for the pride I have for the Corps and the support we received. There is a grief parents of lost children endure for life. At the Marine Corps Ball in Washington DC in Nov 2004 we attended a reunion of my fathers unit, 8th Amtracks. One of the Marines who knew our story spoke to us about the accidental death of his youngest son decades before. With a tear in his eye he said, “it will never get any better, only different”. We have learned to endure and live with “consummate grief and consummate pride”. “Semper Fi”
The proud father of Cpl Kevin T. Kolm USMC KIA Fallujah April 13th 2004"
Thomas R. Kolm of Hicksville, NY

Your Mom, Dad, and sisters have been in my thoughts and prayers today. My love to you all..."
Jan Hayward of Port Townsend, WA/USA

"Thank you, thank you, thank you. My children were able to attend school safely in DC because courageous individuals like Jeffrey Starr fought back against evil people who attacked our country."
Michele Kelley of Silver Spring, MD

"Your dedication to this country and the courage in which you carried out you duties has brought honor to this nation and all who have served. Your sacrifice will not be in vain nor will it be forgotten.

1st Cav Division, Vietnam"
Daryl Putnam of North Carolina, USA

"Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you.

May God keep you in His presence, and bless your family through these times.

From a fellow veteran."
Anonymous of Atlanta, Georgia

"Mrs. Starr,
It has been 5 years since our sons died in battle, so far away from us. Now, they rest in peace and will remain forever young in our memory. I send my prayers that the pain of loss is less acute with the passage of time. They will be in our daily thoughts and in our hearts till we're reunited with them one day. Bless you!"
Janice (Edge) Whorton (mother of Capt.Jamie Edge,USMC kia 4-14-05 Ramadi, Iraq) of Saluda, VA

"Shelly & Family ~
Its may again too..Know your in our Thoughts & prayers always...Jeff, Keep guiding them with Bill...Your an amazing family...
Much Love,
Cassie Harrell Winter"

"Dear Family,
I still remember those days shared with Jeff, it looks like it was yesterday when he was just a little boy ~we will never forget the man that grew up showing us his strength and courage.

Our dearest son,
Our treasured friend,
Our beloved brother,
You will always be in
our hearts!"
Alin A. of Rowlett, TX/USA

"Dear Shellie and Jeff.... Hillary, Emily, Jeff and Andrew....

There is not one day in our lifes, we dont remember you, and think of Jeff... Carolina tought us to love him, through her Experience of live with him and we loved him as dearly as we love you all... We hope each day, is a Day to Remember his kindness, his strenght, his laughts, and his warm hart as well as to keep living with the happiness of his wishes and his life fullfil with God... Blessing to all of you, that now have little Andrew in your lifes to enjoy the day to day and to growth in the love, and the strenght Jeff left for us all. Lots of love..."
Sandra Diaz Hoyos, Carolina Diaz Hoyos, Aracelly, Sophia of Cali, Valle, Colombia and Miami, Florida

"I visited your memorial while I was up in Snohomish, my home town as well. I thank you for your sacrifice. Your words impacted me. Someday I hope to be a marine and serve my country as you did. Again, thank you. Semper Fi."
Julian Nelson of snohomish

"My husband passed away Sept.5 2009.Of angent orange lung cancer he served in the Marines in Veitnam 1971 to 1973.We went together while he was serving the U.S .I miss him with all my heart.My heart goes out to anyone who has lost a loved one"
nancy jackson of columbus ohio

"in these darkest hours of great sorrow , we must remember the sacrifices of others and let them go knowing that we will continue their battle, so all can live in peace. GOD BLESS"
shawn shea of welland ontario canada

"May God bless you all. My memories of Jeffrey will always be close to my heart!
Love, Kimberlee"
Kimberlee of Snohomish, WA

"I tip my hat to this brave and courageous soldier. You are a true hero and we thank you for your sacrifice and courage. May God bless your loved one's and may they realize there's an angel in heaven looking over them. Though I have never met you, I thank you more than words can express. I honor you sir."
Marlena Martin of Killeen, TX

"Jeff Starr had my back in Fallujah in April '04 with B Co, 1/5. He was a great team player. Can't say enough."
Daniel Almond of Decatur, GA, USA

"Mrs. Starr,
I read your message on Jamie's memorial page, tonight. It's been 4 yrs since we lost our precious son's. Life will never be quite the same or hold the same joy it once did. We must move forward and carry our memories of them with us as we complete our journey. I know we will see them again in a better place. God bless you & your family."
Janice (Edge) Whorton (mother of Capt. James Edge USMC kia 4-14-05) of Norfolk, VA

"May 31, 2009
To the family of Cpl. Jeffrey B. Starr:
Jeffrey 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 Corporal Starr for your willingness to serve and for the sacrifice that both you and your family have been called on to give. It is men and women such as yourself that have ensured freedom for many. Your personal sacrifice is respected and honored by those who understand this. No greater love exists than to give your life for your fellow man. Those who honor God, he will honor."
Randy Stewart of McMinnville, Oregon

"May you rest in the bosom of God and your family and friends find peace in the same God. We are all members of the same "Band of Brothers." God Bless you and your family.

SFC David Whitlock, USA Ret
C Trp, 2/17 Air Cav, 101st Airborne Div, Viet Nam 1970
282 Assault Helicopter Company, Black Cats, Marble Mountain, Viet Nam, 1971
1st Avn Bde, Vinh Long, Viet Nam, 1970"
SFC David Whitlock, USA Ret of Los Fresnos, Texas

"Thank you, Jeffery.

Your incredible sacrifice will be remembered always.

You and your loved ones will remain in our thoughts and prayers.."
Reynolds Wolf of CNN Atlanta, Georgia, USA

"We will thank you ourselves in the presence of our Creator."
Joe and Jade Sackett of Long Beach, CA USA

"I am humbled by those that realize the responsibility that comes with our being free. The country is thankful for heroes like Cpl. Starr. God Bless"
Mike of Des Moines , Iowa

"Thank you for your love and service to others. I pray you rest in peace and love in the arms of our
Heavenly Father.May He bless your sacrifice and your family."
Lorraine of Melbourne Beach,FL

"Thank You"
Viteye of Worcester,Massachsetts

"Gods speed"

"Brian and Shelley,
Thinking of Jeff and you all, with love and sadness this memorial holiday."
Jan Hayward of Port Hadlock, WA

"Shelley & Family~
Another year is upon you all, we think of you often, Jeff will always remain in our hearts. My oldest son is enlisting this week...We are proud, & Know that there will be angels watching over him , Like his uncle Bill, and Your Jeff...We are praying for you all !"
Cassie Harrell Winter

"I just read about Corporal Starr. He was a true hero."
K.H. of Massachusetts

"Starr family,
I was with Jeff that day in april 2004, and been in hiding since i got out last May. April is coming again and the nights are gettin harder to sleep knowing the day is coming subconsiuosly. He was a great friend and a hell of a leader. If anything is needed, or you just want to chit chat i am always available.
Romero, Bruno
Romero of Fallbrook,Ca

"Men like Cpl. Starr started this country , and men like him keep us free, not our goverment.He and his honorable sacrifice for others represents the American spirit.Be proud dear family ,he gives you much honor."
Winnie of illinois

"You gave the ultimate sacrifice for your family and country.No one can ak for more or be more proud of you. Thankyou !!!!!!"
Joe Adams of Phila., pa. U.S.A.

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Jeffrey, for helping ensure my child grows up free."
Pat Coate of Denton, TX

"Dear Mrs. Starr,
I read the message tonight, that you wrote in April, on the site for Capt. James Edge. I know it's been over 3 yrs now that we've lost our precious son's. Life continues to move forward, but it is still so hard to deal with the pain and loss of their deaths. I hold fast to my faith and I know I will see my Jamie someday soon. It is comforting to read the entries on these memorial sites, because then I am reassured that they are not forgotten. Bless you and your family."
Janice (Edge) Whorton of Norfolk, VA

"Thank You!"
Appreciative Citizen of DC

"Semper Fi my friend. I'll see you soon."
A Fellow Marine of Warren, Ohio

"God bless you Jeff & Family. Your country and city will never forget. I visited your grave site last week & was again moved by the bravery and courage you showed to the world."
Brother of a US Marine of Snohomish, WA

"Jeff, thank you for your service and dedication to this great Country of ours. You are what makes America the greatest country in the world. To your parents: Thank you for raising such a wonderful young man who knows the true meaning of dedication. I have three children of my own and I can't imagine what you have been going through. I just want you to know how grateful I am for his service, he will never be forgotten, you are in my prayers!!"
Leif Haugen of Whidbey Island, WA

"Thank you for your courage, your honor, your willingness to give all for the cause of freedom."
Susan James of Long Beach CA

"Words can not convey what I feel, nor what we all should feel, for Jeffrey B. Starr. All I can say is THANK YOU Jeffrey."
Stan of Danville, CA

We are thinking of you on this Memorial Day. Thank you for being there on April 13. You are one of my heros."
Renee of Texas

"Our family thanks you and your family for your sacrifice. We will thank you personally in heaven.

God bless all of you

Joe and Jade Sackett"
Joe and Jade Sackett of Long Beach, CA

"As another Anniversary approaches, we wanted you all to know we are thinking of you & Praying for you. Jeff will always remain in our hearts, forever grateful for you raising such a neat Man, and for his Heroism."
Ssgt Harrell's Family of Oregon

"While no words will bring Cpl. Starr back, I want his family and friends to know that he, and people like him, are heroes. His legacy can be summed up with "Duty, Honor, & Country!" Be proud of the man you raised who will forever be strong, handsome, and brave! God Bless You all!"
Brian of Oklahoma

"I was so touched to read this story, and how Jeffrey gave his life for what he believed in. I am participating in an art competition led by the Ladies Auxiliary for the Veterans of foreign wars. I was wondering if it would be okay with you to honor Cpl Jeffery B. Starr by putting his name in dog tags in my drawing. I want the family of this brave young man and all who he loved and left behind to know that you will always be in my prayers. I hope to here from you, If that is possible. My e-mail address is nannabel@live.com."
Deanna Rouse of Lynden, WA

"I've never met Jeff, but I go to college with his sister, Emily.

I remember reading your story in the newspaper, and thinking about all the people who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. I thank God everyday that there are men and women who are willing to fight for freedom, even if not for themselves--and even if they have to give up their very lives. I thank God that He has given the Starr's such a wonderful support system. I cannot imagine what they must go through daily.

I pray for you often, asking the Lord to comfort your hearts when times get tough. That He would remind you constantly that Jeffrey is home, with him, and that one day, you'll see him again. Stay strong.

Thank you. Thanks for everything, Jeff. You are a hero for this country, for your family, and now, for me."
Danyelle of Parkland, WA/USA

"I am so sorry that Jeffrey died while serving his country. I was just reading in the paper of the mixed feelings of many National Guardmen (and women) who have returned from the Middle East. I cannot know your pain--when people we love die violently and young, how sad we must be at the loss of their presence in our lives! I pray that good comes through your loss and that the memory of Jeffrey B.Starr will remain in the hearts and minds of those who knew and loved him. You have my heartfelt sympathy."
Charmaine P. Donovan of Brainerd, MN, USA

"I am so sorry that Jeffrey died recently. I was just reading in the paper of the mixed feelings of many National Guardmen (and women) who have returned from the Middle East. I cannot know your pain--when people we love die violently and young, how sad we must be at the loss of their presence in our lives! I pray that good comes through your loss and that the memory of Jeffrey B.Starr will remain rooted in the hearts and minds of those who knew and loved him. You have my heartfelt sympathy."
Charmaine P. Donovan of Brainerd, MN, USA

"Hey, honey, three weeks until your big sis gets married. We miss you so much. I wish with all my being you could be here for her wedding. Just know my darling boy, you are with us in every thought and deed, love mom"

"Semper Fi, Jeff. It's the fallen stars that burn brightly. You will be remembered."
Joel Bailey of Clarksburg, WV

"Mr and Mrs Starr
I just wanted you to know that our family is thinking of you today. You are always in our hearts. Jeff will always be our hero. God bless you.
We love you all."
Renee Ayres of Texas

"Brian and Shelly, We're dedicating a flag in Jeff's honor at the Port Ludlow Memorial Day service today. While we never got to know Jeff, we grieve with you. We would love to have known him. God's blessings be with you today and always."
Jim and Jean Lamb of Silverdale

"Brian, Shelley, & family-
As it comes close to the 2nd anniversary of Jeff getting his new duty station, we are saying prayers for you. We think of you often, and of Jeff. I hope you have a warmth in your heart, that the love you shared with you son & brother can comfort you. I pray Gods Love as well. Jeff, your always a Hero , in life on earth as well as in heaven !!"
The Harrell Family of oregon

"Good morning
I was sitting here thinking of Jeff today because it was 3 years ago,on April 13th, that he was one of the men who saved my husband from death. There isn't a day that goes by that he is not in my heart. We think of you and will never forget you.You will always be my hero.
Thank you so much for being there.

Mr and Mrs Starr, we love you both and pray you are well."
Renee' of Texas

"There are so many messages from people who knew your son. I almost feel like I am intruding. I ran across this website by accident but after reading about your son, I to wish to express my sincere thanks to Jeff Starr for his service to his country. So many say that we need to pull our service men and women out of this war. I do not think that those persons have stopped to listen to how our service people feel. A good friend of our family had a son in Iraq also. He told his parents that if he does not finish the job now that he is afraid one day his son will be fighting this same war. At the time this young man was 22 years old and not married. Like Jeff said he is fighting so others can have the same freedom we enjoy. God Bless you for raising a wonderful man who loved his country. May God be with you always."
Annette Long of Mansfield, TX USA

"Brian, Shelley, & Family,
Just wanted to let you know that I think of your family and pray for you all everyday still, and think of Jeff. We will forever be grateful for him being there to help when Bill got hit, and forever hearbroken that Jeff didnt get back home to you like we all prayed for...Jeff, Thank You , and I hope you and my brother are still hanging out up there guarding the gates...."
SSGT Harrell's Sister of OREGON

"I was just sitting here thinking of Jeff and all the Marines that saved my husband and wanted to let you know we love you guys."
Renee' of TX

"Jeff your sacrafice has made me a better man. I live every day as you are watching me and I want you to be as proud to have known me as I am to have called you my friend. Say hi to Jesus fo me. love ya bud."
J.R. Wyll of Anacortes, wa.

"What greater love is there that a man give his life for his friends. Thankyou Starr family for your great sacrifice. If only we all were this kind."
Kelly Courage of Missoula, Mt.

"I was there in Fallujah and Ramadi with 1/5, so this loss is especially deep. I didn't know him personally as we were in different companies, but we fought the same fight. Semper Fi."
Kyle Rodgers (Wpns Co.) of Tustin, CA

"Thank You. Semper Fi"
Bert Cendejas of Pittsburg, California, USA

"To the family of:Jeffery B Starr 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"

"To the family of Cpl Jeffrey Starr:
Tonight I re-visited this "Fallen Heroes Memorial" to read the messages left on the site for Capt. James Edge. Jamie is my dear son and Hero, as is your son Jeff. I read your message about how our son's are now together in heaven and how your Jeff was there in Ramadi on the day that Jamie was killed by the sniper. I wanted to let you know that I feel a kinship to you and your family, because we share in that deep loss of our children.I am proud of our sons and look forward to being with them one day. God bless you and our country and all our military men and women who risk their lives to keep us safe here at home by fighting terror over there."
Janice (Edge) Whorton of Norfolk, VA

"To Jeff's parents:

I knew Jeff in high school, not well, but knew him well enough that he was a charming and friendly guy that always had a smile on his face. We traded quick words between each other in the halls in between classes, and though we weren't friends outside of school, I always regarded him as a friend. I never knew a more friendlier person or a brighter personality. I knew little of him, but I never forgot him. He was the type of person that touched your life even if you didn't know him, even before his career in the Marines. When I heard he was killed, I was devastated. It felt (and still feels) like a personal loss. I kept the Herald article of his letter to his fiance so that I may show my children someday what a real hero is. My fiance (who is serving in the US Coast Guard) and I pray every day for your family. I am comforted to know that Jeff is finding rest and eternal happiness beside the Lord Jesus in Heaven. God bless him and the family he left behind. Thank you for your sacrifice."
Ashley of Everett WA

On Omaha beach there is an epitaph that says: "When you go home, tell them of us and say that for your tomorrow we gave our today." We have our tomorrows thanks to you and others like you. Me and Kyle still sit around and bullshit about all the stupid things we did together. You'll be missed my friend, but dont worry, We'll meet at the NCO lounge in Heaven thats reserved for warriors like you. Hopefully, When i get there, I will have the honor to stand next to you. Godspeed, my friend."
Heath Mitchell of Marysville, WA

"I'm so sorry for your loss. We also lost our son in Iraq a Marine on 8/3/05. The pain is great but we know he is waiting for us in heaven to join him. Our tears are the same."
Cathy Bernholtz of Grove City, OH

"I pray that God continues to help Jeffrey's family through this difficult time. You will never lose him, as he will always be in your hearts and memories. Our great country IS great because of heros like Jeffrey."
Kathy Hildebrand of Cincinnati, OH

Tom of Snohomish, WA

"I am very touched by what I have read. These men and women have served our country with Honor, and will always be remembered. All our Prayers are heard."
Carol of Houma, Louisiana

"One year later, please know that we continue to honor the memory of your Marine. We pray for you and our hearts will always be with you. Blessings to you and yours."
Julie LaBelle of Snohomish, WA.

"We should all live our lives to honor the ultimate sacrifice that Jeff made, and oh so many others. I will shed tears on Memorial Day for him, as I have so many other days, and my thoughts and prayers will be with you and all the other parents/loved ones of the fallen heroes. Gone to heaven, but not forgotten on Earth."
Christine 1/5 mom of Rome GA

"How proud you all must be of the great sacrifice that Jeff made for his country and his comrades. I can tell from the look on his face, at his wedding, that he was obviously very proud of what he was doing on behalf of his country and feedom.
God bless Jeff and you all in your hour of sorrow."
Robert B. Miller of Warren, NJ

""Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." Jeffrey Starr died not just for his friends, but for the principle of freedom, which endures because of heroes like him. I am struck not just by his courage, but by his commitment as well as the clarity of his thought and ideals. I never met him, but I have had the privilege of working with, and being friends with, Jeffrey's uncle, Tim Lickness. Tim was another of those rare individuals who put his life on the line for us when he was a young man. Tim's pride in Jeffrey was always evident as he told us of Jeffrey's course, and so it goes that the pain to him is equally evident, as it must be for the rest of the family. God's peace to the Starr family. Your son's sacrifice is an inspiration to all."
Doug Jenkins of Cincinnati, Ohio

"To the family of your fallen hero, Jeff Starr. We hear so much negative information from the press and from the television concerning the way the war is going. Fortunately, here in the Bay Area, we have some good radio stations who give us live reports from Iraq concerning how proud our soldiers are of the job that they are doing to better the lives of these oppressed people, and how much the Iraqi citizens appreciate what they are doing. This is the kind of lasting contribution that will make our efforts successful and which exemplify the American military tradition. I know that Jeff felt this way and had a great sense of obligation and duty to his country - especially his statements on his computer that he was fighting to preserve what America represented.

As we approach Memorial Day, I say thank you for raising such a wonderful son. The generation of young men in Iraq is just as entitled to be called "the greatest generation" as earlier soldiers have been called. In the face of constant criticism of this country, at home and abroad, it gives me great faith that the young people who are brave enough to fight for us have the wholesome and patriotic attitudes exemplified by Jeff.
As a poet once said of the World War I generation, "they gave away all their tomorrows that we might have our todays."
God Bless."
Michael J. Brady of Redwood City

"Please know that your son's life is remembered and celebrated during this significant time of the year. God's richest blessings on your family."
Bret Welshymer of Encinitas, CA

""Hero" is a term overused at times these days. However, it applies to Jeff and we thank God for him and for you, his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and, especially, with his Uncle Tim, our friend."
Bob Shults of Houston, Texas

"To the Starr Family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you."
Lisa of San Diego, Ca USA

"I did not know Jeff, but I was following his career thru my co-worker and friend, Tim Lickness. Tim shared Jeff's experience with me because I am an Iowa National Guardsmen. Since I was activated and deployed forward, Jeff's sacrifice has been a source of stregnth for me. As a Soldier in Iraq, I know that Jeff's sacrifice was for a just and honorable cause. I only hope that my service honors his memory and sacrifice."
CPT Rob Ford of Camp Adder, Iraq

"God be with you till you meet again. All prayers with you and your family. It was good seeing Tim again and being able to keep in touch. So sorry to hear about your loss but know where he is and how happy he is."
Cindy (Jared) of Ivins, Ut.

"There is absolutely no way to express our sympathy to your family in a way that seems appropriate. But please know that your loss does matter to us. We hurt for you and are humbled by the fact that Jeffrey gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we can have the freedom that so many people do not. May God bless you and hold you close. Our prayers are that God will give to you the peace that passes all understanding and that you feel His love. We will forever be grateful for all that Jeffrey gave for us!"
Charles and Melody of Tampa Florida

"I would like to honor your son and the price he paid for my freedom and the freedom of everyone else in America."
Barry S. of Louisville, KY

"I am proud of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines for their devotion to Peace and Duty. God Bless each of you, and God be with the loved ones of those who gave it all."
David Walters of Tuscaloosa, Al.

"God bless you and your family. Your son was a hero and our prayers are with you!"
Christine Fry of Norcross, GA/USA

"Jeff, you were my team leader, and mentor for a year before the day you got hit. I know how much going home meant to you, and the fact that you got hit a few weeks before you got to see your family just doesn't seem fair.
I talked to your family at the Battalion memorial and it was hard. You had a great family and I'm sorry you didn't get the chance to see them again. You taught me a lot and I will carry it on. Semper Fidelis."
LCPL Rivera of Camp Pendleton, CA

"My friend. I wish I would of spent more time with you then hanging at Allegiance back in the day. I miss you and you are always on my mind. I can only hope to live up to your standards in serving our country. I will never forget the sacrafice you made for my family and friends freedom. Thank you Jeff."
Private Jamie Barrows of Ft. Campbell.

"The day after I began the process to enlist in the Marine Corps, I read an article in the New York Post about Jeffrey Starr. Since reading it he has been in my mind and heart although I never knew him personally. I'll never forget his name and I'll always continue to pray for his family."
Mike of Brooklyn

"You have honored us all, you have honored the best of humanity. Go with God."
K E of San Diego, CA

"Thank you, Thank you, Thank you."
Lauren of Lexington, KY

"To all readers and especially Jeff's parents,
I taught Jeff in 8th grade and there was not a brighter, more humorous individual in my classes. He was a treasure to us all. He gave that we might live freely today and Iraq could have a democracy. His sacrifice cannot be measured nor felt except there will always be a respect for him and apogee of what might have been more."
Vance D. High of Charlottesville, VA"
Vance High of Charlottesville, VA

"To all readers and especially Jeff's parents,
I taught Jeff in 8th grade and there was not a brighter, more humorous individual in my classes. He was a treasure to us all. He give that we might live today. His sacrifice cannot be measured nor felt except there will always be a respect for him and apogee of what might have been more."
Vance D. High of Charlottesville, VA

"Thank you Jeff Starr! We will always remember you and your ultimate sacrifice for freedom!
Johnny Stansell"
Johnny stansell of ICU Nurse, Lackland AFB, Tx

"May this brave and prescient man of just 22 years rests in peace for his valiant deeds in pursuit of freedom for Iraqis despite belief in his own imminent death."
Tony Allwright of Dublin, Ireland

"Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithfully departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

Thank you for your sacrifice
God bless"
Michael of Texas

"i salute this marine for honoring his beliefs, and i deeply feel for his family."
g. lyle poling of kandahar, afghanistan

"To the family of Cpl. Jeffrey B. Starr: Thankyou for the sacrifice that you and your family have given. I can not imagine the grief you must feel at your loss or the joy that you have knowing that you will see your son in heaven. As an American who was raised and lives in Canada, I have a profound respect for the men and women who have chosen to go to Iraq to fight for the freedoms that we take for granted. I know that one day the Lord will return; but until then, tyranny and injustice must be fought. Thankyou to all the men and women of the United States Armed Forces."
James Hartmier of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

"To the family of Jeffrey Starr. We didn't know how to contact you until we heard of this website. Our son, Brendan fought and trained with your son in Iraq. It was quite a shock to Brendan hearing of Jeff's death. Our family will honor the memory of your son & brother. You will be in our prayers in the days to come."
Pat Wolfe of Ontario, Canada

"To the family of US Marine Corporal Jeffrey B Starr: This patriotic American family is extremely grateful to you for having given the US such a noble person. We will from now on remember Jeffrey and his words, not to mention his working for freedom for Americans and Iraqis. We pray to our generous God for your consolation."
The Howard Family of Rio Rico, Arizona, USA

"Without knowing it at the time, we were in the bleachers at Jeffrey's HS graduation. Our sons were in the same class. They both enlisted in the Marines after graduation and both went to Iraq (my son is Cpl. Alex Hayden). You have paid the ulitmate sacrifice and have lived my worst fears. My heart and prayers will always be with you. Our family will honor the memory of your fine son and brother. God be with you."
Julie LaBelle of Snohomish Washington

"Words escape me, I want to write and tell the family of Cpl Starr how sorry I am for your loss. I do not dare to thank my words can comfort you. I do not believe such words exist, at least not by men. I do pray that God can quench your hearts, and I promise you that I will honor your son as best I can. My son is four, he loves heroes, Superman, Batman and the like. One day when he is old enough I will tell him of real heroes. Men like Corporal Jeffrey B. Starr, men he and I never knew, men who kept us free. God Bless You!"
Roy Sekulich of Manchester,TN USA

"I would like to extend my heartfelt
sympathy to this young man's family. I didn't know Jeffrey on an personal basis but i don't think it really matters.They lost a fine young man and we as Americans and human beings lost an opportunity to see this young person realize his potential. His death can be seen from two different perspectives: sorrow, in that his family and friends lost a fine person and second, pride, in that he gave everything in the service of not just the Iraqui people but humanity. The feeling I have for all the people willingly serving in Iraq and Afganhistan is stronger than pride. It's more like love, respect and heartfelt admiration. May the good Lord watch over each of them and their loved ones."
Frank Scott of O;fallon Illinois, USA

"Jeff, will always remember you...Sgt Wolfe. God bless"
Brendan Wolfe (aka) Sgt Wolfe 0351 of Sarnia. ONT CANADA

"Brian, Shellie, & Family,
This Christmas will be one of the hardest. Please know that we all are thinking of you, and Praying for you. Jeff's Memory will forever be in our hearts, and we will forever be grateful for his sacrifice. Trust in God, he will continue to Help you all through this difficult time, God Bless"

"I am profoundly moved by Jeffrey’s message and sacrifice. It caused me to think of the Korean campaign and remember comrades who died. It must have been the juxtaposition of thinking of Jeffery and of my fallen comrades, at the same time, that caused me to understand, they and Jeffery are forever young. When Jeffrey joins them he will find them still young and he and they will remain so forever. Please accept our heartfelt thanks for your sacrifice and may God bless and comfort you."
Bill Cowie of SLC, Utah

"Having heard of Jeff's sacrifice through the President's speach, our family took the time to discuss the incredible bravery, strength, commitment and love of our country that Jeff and his many fallen comrades must have. Our family will be forever grateful for Jeff's "mark" on our hearts, for our country and, for that matter, the world. We also wanted you, Jeff's family, to know that while he gave his life - you gave your son for each and every one of us. My children will continue to live in peace and freedom because there are people like Jeff and because there are families and parents like the Starr's that instill and inspire such greatness in their children. Just as Jeff's sacrifice must never be forgotten, we must never forget the supreme sacrifice the Starr's have made - and what an incredibly fine young man they raised. Most of us were never fortunate enough to know or meet Jeff or the Starr family, but we all are blessed to have such countrymen in the United States. May God return to the Starr family the abundance of blessings they have bestowed upon all of us. We should be proud to call ourselves Americans when we are represented by such a fine family."
Ron Hunter & Family of Bakersfield, CA

"This sacrifice, suffered by both Cpl. Starr and his family, is the truest sign that there is another world, the Kingdom of God, where truth and honor and love will be the reward. This world can't offer the hope and peace that come from such a noble and selfless life. I pray that God gives you comfort in this time of loss. Two of my children are Marines and they believe as strongly as your son that we are the only hope for freedom. Thank you."
Mary Cassleman of Spring Lake, MI

"Thank you for your service."
Kevin of RI

"Thank you, Jeffrey B. Starr. I hope somehow you know there's a grandma out here who wishes she could enlist and die as meaningful a death as yours. Walk with God."
Del Budzinski of Fort Lauderdale, FL USA

"Corporal Starr and Family,
I enjoy everyday of my life and your son/brother/friend's sacrifices allow me to enjoy my life so much. I am eternally grateful for his sacrifice not only for me, but our nation. He is my hero"
chad fabuss of manhasset, NY, Nassau

"Cpl Starr is the epitome of a Marine. My condolences to his family. Our nation will truly the miss all of our fallen heroes.

USMC 68-72
Semper Fi"
Rick McCready of Houston, TX

"To Jeffrey's family from my family:

Our hearts go out to you and also our deepest gratitude for his service to us all.
May God give you peace of mind knowing Jeffrey gave his life to defend us and bring freedom to an oppressed people.

We live in peace here in this country, sleeping soundly in comfortable beds because brave men and women defend our freedom in far away lands.

God bless you and know that He loves Jeffrey for his sacrifice. Our Heavenly Father must have a perfect understanding and love for your family. After all, He sent a Son to sacrifice for us too."
Bruce Gummere of Littleton Colorado

"I write this with a heavy heart and shivers. I think about all the poeple that put their lives on the line for people they don't know. God bless you, the soldiers,for all you have done and sacrificed. God bless you, the soldiers, for all you will do and sacrafice. God bless you, the families, that live with this every moment of your waking life and dream about this in your sleep. Your sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews have not died in vain. They died as they lived, a hero. They are forever emblazoned in our hearts and in our minds. To say thank you, would be a terrible understatement of the appretiation that we, the american people feel. But, because I am not a poet, I can only say "Thank you." Thank you Jeffrey Starr. Thank GOD for all the people in our armed service and to their families. We pray for you and wish you GOD speed."
Simon, Melanie, and Madison of Palisades Park, NJ

"First – I am a former US Marine who served in theater during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. God was kind enough to keep me out of harm’s way and send me home – to my fiancée (now wife). I know some small thing of what Cpl Starr speaks.

To Cpl Starr – Semper Fi Marine. Thank you for your service to my children, their children and countless generations of Americans, Iraqis’ and others.

To his parents and family - Thank you for raising a young man that understood virtue, justice, honor, and sacrifice. I grieve for you that he is lost to you in this life.

To Mr. Lickness – Thank you for “the rest of the story.” As I read the portion of the letter that the times choose to omit, I was saddened that Cpl Starr’s powerful statement was not made immediately public and thrilled that you had ensured that it was.

To the NY Times and those of their ilk – Thank you for your boldness in bias – you have created clarity for us regarding the depths to which you will sink to advance your filthy agenda. Thank you for so clearly juxtaposing your self-serving misrepresentation of his belief, against the truth of his character. It is important to me for you to know this: as I read the portion of Cpl. Starr’s letter that you were unwilling to report I was reminded of the historic words of Nathan Hale – “I regret that I have but one life to give for my country.” I hope that Cpl Starr’s words – “everybody dies but few get to do it for something as important as freedom” will have a similar echo through history. He will be remembered as a patriot, and as a man of conviction. Thank you. He understood what you do not – that a life spent in service is not wasted – that a life lost in the defense of your nation, and in defense of justice is not ill spent. “[E]verybody dies but few get to do it for something as important as freedom” shines brilliantly against the black of your misuse. Thank you again for providing such clarity."
Nathan Miller of Phoenix AZ

"To the family of Cpl. Starr,your son by his death showed the world what "Semper Fi" really means. God Bless you and yours."
Terry Copeland of Cresaptown, MD

"My husband is serving in Iraq. We have six sons age 7 to 17. I read the President's speech to them and we discussed your son and the importance of men and women who put their country above themselves. Jeffrey and his sacrifice will never be forgotten by our family."
Erin Morgan of Dallas, TX

"Cpl Starr's family is to be commended for raising such a fine man. I am married to a former Marine who served in the first Iraq war. I am acquainted with what families can be put through. Now I am trying raise my son with the same love of freedom that Cpl. Starr has. He is a wonderful example for ALL Americans."
L. Baldwin of South Carolina

"Where do ordinary heroes like Cpl. Starr come from? What have we done to deserve such good men?"
Jim McCarthy of Kalamazoo, MI USA

"Jeffrey is a very great hero. He bravely gave his life for others and will never be forgotten. I send my condolences to his family."
Alan Ehnes of Brandon, MB, Canada

"You are the measure of men."
Dan of NJ

"He, who loves mercy, walks justly, and sacrifices to help others is blessed by God. Jeffrey B. Starr is abundantly blessed.

I am overwhelmed by just reading his story and I can’t imagine what it is like to know a young man of such simple greatness. My hope and prayer is that my 8 year old son David will develop character like Jeffrey’s.

God bless the Starr family."
Rory McCarthy of Santa Barbara, California/USA

"Thank you so much for allowing President Bush to share Jeffrey's last letter with us. I have an 18 year old granddaughter that thinks the Iraq War is wrong. I'm looking forward to sharing Jeffrey's letter with her. God Bless you and give you peace and inspiration over the loss of your wonderful son."
Vivian Henderson of Port Orchard, WA

"To the friends and family of CPL Starr, I took the liberty of quoting a poem "Never Alone"
written by a Rodney Belcher:

I feel you in the morning
When at first I awake
Your thought is with me
With each decision I make

Cause by what you bestowed
In our short time together
Will last in my heart
Forever and ever

Although you've left
And now walk above
I'm never alone
I'm wrapped in your love

Enjoy now your long waited reward
Feel peace that your love continues on
What was taught to me, will be taught to mine
Cause you live on in me even after you've gone

God Bless the loved ones of this true American as well as all the other heroes that gave the ulimate sacrifice. Stand proud that the principles and values of our founding fathers and those that have given the ultimate sacrifice to preserve freedom for all continue because of men (and woman) like CPL Starr and not those of the mainstream media that try in vain to distort those values and principles."
Cliff Baldwin, USN RET of San Diego, CA

"Nathan Hale, a twenty-one-year old public school teacher who, almost 230 years ago said, "My only regret is that I have but one life to give for my country." Capt. Nathan Hale (age 21)and Cpl. Jeffrey Starr (age 22) - where does America get such men?"
Tom Liddy of Chandler, Arizona

"One of those fallen heroes is a Marine corporal named Jeff Starr (ph) who was killed fighting the terrorists in Ramadi earlier this year. After he died, a letter was found on his laptop computer. Here's what he wrote.

He said, "If you're reading this, then I've died in Iraq. I don't regret going. Everybody dies but a few get to do it for something as important as freedom.

"It may seem confusing why we're in Iraq; it's not to me. I'm here helping these people so they can live the way we live, not to have to worry about tyrants or vicious dictators. Others have died for my freedom; now this is my mark."

There's only one way to honor the sacrifice of Corporal Starr (ph) and his fallen comrades. And that is to take up their mantle, carry on the fight and complete their mission.

This was what the President said in his speech! You are a true hero!"
Tony B of Germany

"I heard the President mention your name in his speech and about the message you left on your pc before you died. I wept uncontrollably. I never knew you, but as a former airman, you are my brother and I will see you in Heaven. You inspired me and you will inspire others even in death. You will not be forgotten and neither will your sacrifice. You are a hero not only to me, but to a grateful nation and to a growing nation Iraq. God bless you!"
Tony B of Germany

"Thank you Cpl. Starr. My family will hold you in our hearts, and pray for yours. God bless you for your service."
Moe Grassia of Washington, DC

"Speaking as a Vietnam vet and proud father of an Iraq war vet, I want you to know that my heart and prayers go out to you and all of the families who have suffered a loss. There is no greater love or show of courage than to lay down your life for another."
JTD of Ft. Smith, AR, Sebastian

"It's people like you that make me even more prouder to be an American. I can't thank you and your family enough for ultimate sacrifice you gave to your country!"
SC of Boston

"as a veteran myself I salute cpl starr for his courage and sacrifice...God Bless him and his family...my father ssgt robert j revai sr who is buried in arlington cemetary wld be proud to have cpl starr interned next to him..."
bob revai US Army 62-65 of truckee ca usa

"Corporal Starr,

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My two little daughters will grow up in a better world because of you and your fellow servicemen.

God bless you."
Jon Knouse of Chicago, IL

"My brother had the pleasure of serving with jeffrey, he told me what kind of man he was and i know im not wrong when i say he is missed. I thank him and all those he served with everyday for their sacrifice that too often goes unnoticed.
Thankyou and GOD bless you and your family, you will see him again one day when you are at home with the LORD!"
Tanner Courtney of Kankakee, IL, USA!

"To the family of Jeffrey B. Barr, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address can provide some comfort to you and inspiration to us all. I offer my profound condolences and gratitude."
Don Christenson of Coronado, California

"To the Family of Jeffrey Starr: Thank you for sharing your son's heartfelt letter. He is and will be an encouragement to all who proudly serve our country. God bless."
David Bennett of Ladera Ranch, CA

"God Bless Cpl Starr and his family!"
Deanna of Sugar Land, TX

"Thank God that America still produces men like this. Thank you, Corporal Starr, for you heroism."
Dan Walsh of Washington, D.C.

"Thank you for your sacrifice."
Greg of NY, NY

"To the family of Jeffrey B. Starr: My thanks for the "ultimate" sacrifice given by your son. Be proud - "Very Proud" of this man. Be as proud of him as I am ashamed by the government of my country (Canada). The USA and its allies are doing the right thing at this time in history and there are large chunks of the world currently sitting on their collective "keesters" that owe a large debt of gratitude to both your son and your country!!! So from one of the not so silent majority to the north my heartfelt thanks!!"
Bob Stone of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

"Family and Friends of Jeffrey B. Starr;
Thank you for your bravery and humanity. You represent the finest ideals that our great country, America, stands for.

Because of people like Jeffrey and his family/friends, the light of freedom burns brighter and gives hope to those less fortunate than us.

God Bless you all!"
David Hampton of Oro Valley, Arizona

"Jeffrey: Thank you for your sacrifice. Men like you continue to make this Country the greatest gift to Humanity."
Brian Stewart of Euless, TX

"Thank you for your HEROISM !!!"
Carlos Turner of Northlittle Rock,AR.USA

"The best thing we can do to thank God for our earthly life is to make another person's life better because of something we did. Jeff made the ultimate sacrifice and because of him and our other brave soldiers, Iraq will become a free country.

God bless his family and bring them peace."
Karen of FL


"Thank you CPL Starr and God bless you forever and ever! Thanks to your family too for their brave understanding of what is right and wrong and the courage to let you do what you knew had to be done. I will keep you and yours in my prayers for a long time!!"
Steve Martin of Lincoln,Ne Lancaster

"God bless you and all your fallen comrads. May God give you and all who have sacrificed so much, a special place in heaven, so that when we join you, we can honor all of you for your courage."
George M. Knish of Crown Point, Ind,

"May God bless you, Jeffrey, for your willing sacrifice; may your family and friends find solace and peace, and may those who enjoy liberty because of your payment be motivated to make the world a better place in your honor."
Pete Shedor of Cary, NC

"It has been almost 6 months since Jeff has left us to watch over us all. There is not a day that goes by that he is not in my thoughts. It is my honor to call him a friend. We will never forget the greatest gift that he has given us...freedom."
Merridy of washington

""There is no greater love than this, to lay down one's life for a friend." Thank you, Cpl. Starr, and may God bless you and richly reward you with eternal life and happiness.May God comfort and bless the family and loved ones of this true hero."
susan urban of concord township, ohio

"Thank you for your sacrifice so that we can enjoy freedom. God Bless you and your family."
George Covacevich of Houston, Texas

"Thank you and G-d bless you."
Brian Solomon of Portland, Oregon U.S.A.

"Thank you."
Sean Fowler of Yellowknife, NT Canada

"God bless you Corporal. And your family and friends, who no doubt miss you terribly. Let us all try to be worthy of your sacrifice. Be at peace."
David of Colorado

"Semper Fi, buddy"
Chase of Hoover, Alabama

"God bless you and your family. My eldest son has been in combat repeatedly since December 2001. We have had conversations about the possibility of his death and how he wants us to handle it if it is his time. He said basically the same thing to me as Jeffrey did. He believes that he is engaged in a noble cause and that we must understand he wants to defend freedom even if it means his life.

I pray that the arms of God will reach down to you and grant you comfort through the years."
Michael of Atlanta

"I have read several news stories about Jeffrey and find myself in awe of both him as an individual, and a patriot, and of his parents who raised such a fine son. May our Father in Heaven bless you for your sacrifice."
Sid R Ballantyne of Middlesex, NC

"Thank you for raising such a fine son. I salute you. God bless."
John P. Brown of Reading PA

"To the family of Jeffrey Starr,
Thank you so much, I appreciate his sacrifice, and I hope that everyone in America, and eventually the entire world realizes the sacrifice and hard work that every service member in Iraq has given; not just to Iraq, but to the entire world. War is always a horrible task, and should be undertaken only under grave necessity, unfortunately the burden falls most heavily on the brave, who are willing to put their lives at risk to resolve the conflict. Jeffrey was one of the brave, and he should be remembered as such."
SPC Fernandez, James of US Army, Germany

"To the family of Jeffrey Starr:
May your sadness be, one day, replaced by fond memories of Jeffrey. Always know that God reserves a special place in heaven for men like Jeff; men that give their full last measure of themselves as an utimate sacrifice upon the alter of freedom. May God bless, and keep you."
J.D. Stephanoff LCDR USN(ret) of New Milford CT USA

"Thank you to his family as well for this great gift to America.

Chaplain, Colonel, Newton V. Cole, USAF, Ret"
Newton Cole of Houston, TX

"Thank you. I'll try to remember you always."
Jim of Cornish, NH

"The day when there are no Jeffrey Starrs will be the day we are lost."
A grateful Canadian of Toronto, Canada

"Thank You."
S.C. of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

""Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted." - Matthew 5:4
My prayers go out to your family."
Capt Darin Kallen, USAF of Troy, OH

"I am sorry for your loss of Jeffrey. I am a 53 year old Vietnam Veteran and in a part-time job I work with young people
who often don't understand the heroism &
gallantry of men like Jeffrey. God bless you and your loved ones."
Bill Sanders of Lacy-Lakeview, TX

"To the Family and Friends of Cpl. Starr,
May God Bless You and Yours in your time of need.
Jeffrey IS a TRUE AMERICAN HERO and for that we are ALL truly BLESSED. He is the reason that I can sit here and send you this email without fear of losing my freedoms.

God Bless You Jeffrey Starr."
Ken Clerke of Las Vegas, NV

"It is because there are still people in this country like Jeffrey Starr that we are still a free people. People like Jeffrey Starr, selflessly willing to put their life on the line for other people so they can enjoy freedom, is what the United States is all about. May God rest your soul and may your family be proud."
M. V. Tallman, MAJ, USA (Ret) of Huntsville, AL

"You are a patriot and a true american. I hope your faith and sacrifice serve as a beacon of hope for those you fought for. Thank you soldier for defending our freedom."
Bill Brown of Oakland, NJ

"I am truly humbled by this young man's credo and the family that molded such a wonderous young man. There are none better."
Ken of Indiana

"Thank you for serving with dignity and bravery"
W J Trapp (Msg USA ret) of Roswell Nm

"Thank you. If everyone was like you, noone would have to die like you did."
Christian Ehn of Sweden

"Thank You and God Bless."
Andrew Scoulas of Riverside, Illinois

"Semper Fi, Marine....."
Dave of Okinawa, Japan

"Thank you Cpl. Jeffrey B. Starr. You will not be forgotten. May God bless your family."
Heather of Kapolei, HI

"God Bless Jeffrey Starr - may his soul rest in peace. Thank you what you did not only for the U.S., but for all the people worldwide."
Anne Harrison of West Chester, Pa USA

"Men like Corporal Starr weave the very fabric of the freedom that the rest of us enjoy. These men know that freedom isn't free but is bought by the blood and sacrifices of those courageous men and women in uniform."
Peter Mills of Mapleton, Utah, 84664

"Cpl. Jeffrey starr represented all that is "great" in our country. The pride and devotion to something so slight as a flag and its meaning will never be forgotten by men such as Cpl. Starr and our founding fathers would appreciate all that he and so many others have given to ensure that everyone understands that "Freedom is not Free!" My deepest sympathy for a fallen hero. Many of us have been there but so few have paid the ultimate sacrifice on the "Altar of Battle". GODS SPEED and GOD BLESS OUR SOLDIERS! Hold your head high at all times and remember what Cpl. Starr stood for. Some often forget!"
John H. Cone of Sugar Hill, Georgia

"I used Cpl. Starr's devotion to duty as an example of President Lincoln's "last full measure of devotion" in a Veterans Day speech. My deepest sympathies to his family and my greatest respect and honor to Jeffery's sacrifice for his country."
Ron Webb of Atlanta, Ga.

"There are no adequate words to express the depth of gratitude I feel for Jeffrey Starr and his comrades. I'm just at a loss, but this is the best I can do."
Ruth O'Neil of Vista, CA

"Thank you Cpl Starr, for fighting so that others do not have to. Thank you for bearing arms for those who cannot or will not, even those who would question said service.

Thank you to every one of our sons and daughters, those who made it home and those who have not. Thank you all for your bravery and sacrafice."
Timothy Burks of Remington, VA

"No greater gift given then one of sacrifice. May God bless and keep you near."
Leslie Stanton of Dawsonville,GA USA

"I am incredibly moved by the goodness of this fine young man. Thank you for your conscious ultimate-sacrifice. I pray to God that my two young sons will grow to be as good a man as you were. My heartfelt ache to the family and girlfriend of Jeffrey. You have been lucky to have this man in your life for as long as you did .. what a great young man - thank you for sharing him with all of us. It has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated."
Linda Losch and family of Bend, Oregon

"Semper Fi! My Brother, Semper Fi!
To the Family, Friends and Loved Ones of Cpl Starr: I and my family thank you for your sacrifce."
Dirk Flint, GySgt, USMC (Ret) of Claremore, OK

"I very seldom do things like this. However, after reading about the story of Jeffrey Starr, I had to voice my thought. I was a soldier of 9 years in the US Army. I was never assigned to any conflicts nor did I serve any time during conflicts. I can not begin to think of what everyone is going through over in Iraq. I know it is tough for the soldiers and their families.

The letter written to your girlfriend will stick with her for the rest of her life. By her obtaining the letter, first it was very touching knowing that someone died for her and her freedom. Second, she will take it to her grave knowing that you will be there waiting for her.

Things happen in this world for reasons. Reasons that not even I know. I am sure while Jeffery was typing the letter to his girlfriend he was crying on the inside if not actually crying tears with every keystroke. The hardest thing for someone to do is to think about and plan their own death. Anyone can write a novel but it takes a lot more to write and think about what all you want to say to someone once you are gone.

Once this conflict is over and all of our soldiers come home, I would hate to see the same thing that happened during the Viet Nam war. As with the Viet Nam war, our soldiers are doing their job. They are doing as they are instructed to do. People might not agree with this war and people may protest it but the fact is, there is no protest nor is there one person that can stop it. It has begun and it will continue until it is declared over.

Jeffery will never be able know what he did to help out a country that needed him. He will never know what everyone on this site has written about and for him.

It is sad that a publication company decided to remove some of what Jeffery wrote to his girlfriend. If you are going to publish something, publish it in full unless the person submitting the information has requested you not to publish it.

For all the people protesting the war, you have that right. However you should stop and think about what you are really doing. You are not helping out with your protests you are only making things more difficult.

I would like to thank Jeffery Starr and his family for the duty that he was performing in Iraq. You will never know how much he helped our country as well as the country of Iraq. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Jesse H of Dallas TX

"cpl. starr i love you. you helped me to become a marine and i thank you for all the lessons you taught me i got to fright along side of you in ar ramadi and i got to know you as a person thank you for every thing you gave me.i will never forget you"
lcpl Richard D. Vallejo of santa ana, Ca

"cpl. starr i love you. you helped me to become a marine and i thank you for all the lessons you taught me i got to fright along side of you in ar ramadi and i got to know you as a person thank you for every thing you gave me.i will never forget you"
lcpl Richard D. Vallejo of santa ana, Ca

"You are a true hero in my book, CPL Starr. God bless you and your wonderful family!"
Mary of Fort Hood, TX

"Love & prayers to the Starr family"
Amy of San Jose, Ca.

"God Bless Cpl Starr, girlfriend and family. I for one am very proud of him and all who serve our country."
Mary Gaeta of New Jersey

"God Bless Cpl. Starr, his family, and his girlfriend. I appreciate you."
David Marek of Bellville, Texas, the US of A

"Those of us who did not know Marine Cpl Starr can not start to imagine the pain felt by those close to him.
Whilst we may have never know him, we know that he died for a cause that is just and which brings hope where there was previous only dispair.
He is in our prayers."
Mike Wood of Brussels, Belgium

"Thank you for your Sacrifice , Starr family and Uncle Timothy Lickness-and the story you wrote in the San Diego News. My husband is also a Vietnam Vet and I think he silently cries for those he and his fellow Marines lost in 1971 in Vietnam. The worst thing was this: others tried to take their honor away. The protesting scumbags did not succeed in taking it.This summer at the Vietnam Vets reunion at Branson he and his fellow Marines (all 50+ were in Vietnam) made a promise that the new Marines would not have their names and reputations smeared like theirs were."
Danita Gonder Proud Wife of Vietnam VEt Marine of Fort Worth, TX, USA

"God Bless this brave American Hero. He was my brother and a fellow Patriot."
SSG (R) Ken Potts of Shoreline, WA

"Oh how proud you must be to have raised such a fine young man who was willing to lay down his life for his country.Thank you from me and my family to you and your Hero and all our military personnel.God Bless you all.Doc Burton Viet Nam Veteran"
Charles Burton of Smyrna,Tn.

"As a combat Vet from the Viet Nam war I would like to express my heart felt thanks to ALL that have given theirs live to defend freedom.
My heart is also with the families and friends of these brave men and women who gave the supreme sacrafice for their Country."
Ron Brown of Morven, GA

"Thank you for being willing to let your loved one go and fight for our freedom and that of the Iraqi people. Not all of us can go, but we can pray for those who do and honor them when they are called upon to give the ultimate sacrifice. Our cause is just and right, and God will reward this young man for what he has done and for his testimony that lives on. I thank God for him and others like him. It is regrettable that the media is so bent on distorting the truth and attempting to discredit all those who attempt to shed light on their distortions and misrepresentations."
Janet Hills of White Hall, Arkansas, USA

"Thank you and God Bless You Corporal Starr, your fellow Marines and your family. Your honor and dedication is inspirational."
The Dreyer Family of Neptune, NJ, USA

"There are none better. God bless you young man. We will miss you and cherish your memory. And this is from an American who never knew you."
John Douglas of Covington GA

"I do not have the words to let you know how I feel about Jeffrey and the other heroes who bravely serve for US. I have two blue stars in my window for my son and son-in-law. Jeffrey is with his Band of Brothers in heaven. May the GOD whose peace passes all understanding be with you and yours.
We are in debt to you all.
James & Jeanne May of Beaumont, TX, USA

"My wonderful 23 year old son was killed in Vietnam, carrying only a camera as his assignment. He,too, believed in what we were doing. I feel we gave the victory to the enemy, and I don't want that to happen in Iraq. My heart aches with all of you. God bless..."
Estelle Hudgins Teeter of Oklahoma City, OK

"Thanks and may God Bless your family for the sacrifice they have given that we may continue to enjoy the privilege of freedom. We need more men and women who are not afraid to stand for God, family, and country."
Moscoc C. Pennington, Jr. of Anderson, California

"Jeff, You're with your "band of brothers" now and forever...you've done your part, now we must all do ours as well. Rest in Peace knowing you've given your all when you were called upon to serve. Semper Fi Brother"
Capt. Paul Jungel USMC (Ret.) of Phoenix, AZ

"Cpl. Jeffery B. Starr paid the ultimate sacrifice. Cpl. Jeffery B. Starr will never be forgotten! We will see you agin brother."
Cpl Christioper J. Scoble, 3RD LAR of 29 palms, CA

"I would like to say that Jeffrey makes me proud to be an American. God bless all the fallen heroes and God speed to all the men and women fighting for freedom ."
Rick Denbow of Wise, Virginia USA

"America is blessed to have patriots like Jeffrey. I was an XO of a Marine Rifle Company in Desert Shield and Desert Storm and am still humbled by the privilege of leading Marines. "we few, we happy few, we Band of Brothers." God Bless you!"
Brian Murphy of Nashua, NH USA

"Mom and Dad stand tall. A wonderful job in raising your sensitive loving son. His message to his girl friend will last her life time. A true hero."
Sandra Sullivan of Houston, Texas

"As I sit here typing this message, my 1 yr old and 3 yr old are sleeping peacefully in their beds. I went to Church on Sunday with out thinking twice about it. There are so many things I take for granted everyday that were provided for me because of the sacrifices of those made by men and women like Jeffrey. He did not die in vain. The men, women, and chilren of Iraq will soon experience the same freedoms I have because of the sacrifice of your son. He was the bravest of the brave, and I know you are proud beyond words. Thank you for sharing this exerpt with us."
J Dexter of Apex, NC

"Only the good die young. God bless you and your loved ones. You will never be forgotten."
Patricia Calafell of Tampa, FLorida, USA

"Thank you for all that your family has done. My brother and husband both served for over 30 yrs. each in the Army. Now our son is doing the same. God Bless you"
Janie Southerland of Searcy, Arkansas

"Thank You."
Cheryl Cameron of Valencia, CA

"To all of You,
All that I am able to say is that I appreciate what you and your family have done for me and those they are helping. Truly!
I am very sorry that you have lost those that you love so very much. I can not imagine how it is for you."
Karyn Tshcida (cheeta) of Sacramento, Ca.

"Bless his honorable soul.
Greater love no man has, than to lay it down for his fellow man."
Tim V. of Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

"Semper Fi."
Cpl. D.F. Hartman, USMC of Boston, MA

"Thank You for protecting both the citizens of USA and Iraq. We Love You. Your family should be very proud. You died for your love of God, Freedom and Country. God Bless."
Lupi of San Francisco, CA

"Only we as "Prior Warriros" know what you meant Cpl. Starr. The New York Times will pay for their false advertising and mis-representations. God bless you for serving your country and along side of fellow warriors. We will remain free back here in the United States, thanks to people like yourself. Rest in peace !

Semper Fidelis,
Sgt.Don Maurer, USMC, Vietnam Vet"
Don Maurer of Canal Fulton, OH 44614

"We can not say enough with words.
Thank you Jeffrey for giving the ultimate sacrifice. You are a true Hero.
May God bless you, your family and all of our fallen soldiers."
Dayton & Betty Moses Hot Springs, Arkansas

"God bless this man for his courage, his sacrifice, and his example for all of us."
Winston S. Evans of Nashville, TN.

"To those who are enduring the sacrifices,

To you that have given your lives and to those that have lost someone, my sincerest and most heartfelt emotions of thanks, sorrow and pride. Our country, although not perfect, is still the brightest star on the planet thanks to the league of military men and women like this fine young American Marine. Their sacrifices will not be forgotten, not only by us, but by 25 million Iraqis enjoying their first taste of freedom. In our grieving and memories we need to remind ourselves that freedom has a price, sometimes extremely painful, most of the time overwhelmingly so. I thank God everyday for the country I live in, the people who have given the ultimate to ensure it remains and the parents who taught them what a true American is. Thank you."
James Kiger of Logansport, IN, USA

"Thank-you Jeffrey for protecting my family and me. I wish I had an ounce of your courage. May God bless you."
Eric Amend of Los Angeles, CA

"Jeffrey Starr will certainly be missed by all Americans who now enjoy freedom thanks to him. His bravery and courage is a debt that can never be repaid. My thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones. May they recieve strength and comfort knowing he is in Heaven."
Christina Hart of Pampa, Tx USA

"I have never been prouder than the days I spent in the Marine Corps. Cpl. Starr's sacrifice vividly reminds me why. God bless and Semper Fi."
Cpl. Michael Roy, USMC (1993-1999) of Sammamish, Washington

"I am saddened by the loss of Jeffrey Starr. It seems the brave always fall for the benefit of those who lack such courage. May God bless Jeffrey, his family, and his friends for the faith they have in America and her young."
Bill Haskett of Olympia, WA

"I tuck my twin six year old boys into bed every night knowing they are safe because of your beautiful and brave son's devotion, love and sacrifice. God bless Jeffrey Starr...God bless his family."
John Paul Rosas of Valley Village, CA USA

"When we heard the letter read that he had left behind my wife and I wept. It reminded me of some of the letters that men wrote during the civil war to their loved ones and what passion they put in these letters. They were so willing to give their lives for a just cause. Obviously Jeffery was just as willing to give his life for such a cause also. Not only did Jeffrey's family loose a wonderful family member but this country lost a hero."
Lyndon Terrell of Villa Rica, Ga/USA

"I am from South America,and I understand what is about to deal with tyrants.
I really appreciate what soldiers of United States are doing to keep the world clean from tyrannies ¨(free the Iraqi people from tyranny)¨.
I feel sorry for the US military death[s]. Thanks Cpl Jeffrey B. Starr, USMC.and all his family.
I wish one day to see tyrants such Fidel Castro will be the next ones.
I wish to see from Americans more respect to their soldiers and families. More positive stories from the Media.
They must tell Jeffrey's story and promoting Jeffrey´s thoughts and what he believed in. He [was] willing put
his life on the line for this cause. And as I understand he just before he left for his third tour of duty in Iraq what was his thought about going back the third time: "If we (Americans) don't do this (free the Iraqi people from tyranny) who will? No one else can."
And the most of importance his expression of how he felt about putting his life at risk for this cause. He said it with grace and maturity.
And he was very clear in that.
He did not regret doing that. I consider from him and his family heroes, and a terrible loss, but I appreciate his duties and in the name of the people that we learned and know in what is about a real tyranny,WE REALLY ADMIRE and appreciate his sacrifice. We have to be very aware of this:those tyrants have their people in the United States Congress and in the Media working for them.
Those criminals are inside this beautiful country, and they are underminning the structures of this wonderful land too.
Helping the iraquies, he was helping America too, and the world without those all kind of about tyrants or vicious dictators makes a world more safe.

What Jeffrey said is important. Americans need to understand that most of those who are or have been there understand what's going on. It would honor Jeffrey's memory if you would publish the rest of his story.
And also to understand that Iraq is not the only problem, in USA in the backyard of each American, communists agents and the followers of those tyrants are working to create chaos and unhappinness. I invite to be aware of Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez Frias from Venezuela.

I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Lickness, I think as he is a great person, I am sure his nephew he is a great man too. A family of a great genes and patriots. As he said: "Even more than a Marine, Jeff was a man of God. At a recent memorial service at Camp Pendleton for the 16 Marines from his unit killed in Iraq we got to meet the men who were with him when he died. They told us of his bravery under fire, his leadership, his humor and his humanity. America lost the best it has, but the family knows he's with his Heavenly Father and we will see him again."
I can end with this:
God Bless America, God Bless Jeffrey B. Starr and God Bless his family.
With my deep appreciation"
Gisela Mayworm of San Diego, Ca.

"Reading your son's letter, I could only place it alongside the words we all learn in school uttered by Patrick Henry or Nathan Hale. Men such as Corporal Starr are the beacon that makes America right and just, his words are what differentiates us from our enemies. I am humbled, and feel hardly adequate to call myself an American when a young man such as your son sets the standard.

His place in our history is secure, and your loss is immeasurable."
Mike Offit of New York, NY

"I wept as I read the parts of the letter that Jeffery wrote. It is because of heroes like him that we have the freedoms that we have. They are all brave and noble and should never, never be portrayed in any other way. To Jeffery's family, thank you for your sacrafice. You are in my thoughts and prayers."
Brett Brown of Louisville, Ky.

"Well Done... Good And Faithful Servant
May God Be With Your Loved Ones, Always.
My heart breaks and rejoyces for all of our heros."
Rhonda Houchens of Charlottesville, Va. United States

"Today I heard our congress discussing this brave American. My son will soon be 18. I fear this war will be a long struggle and there is a chance he will called upon to stand where Jeffrey has stood. It is a scarey thought for me but it is also a comfort to know that, if my son should serve, he will stand alongside the memory of such great men. God Bless his family and his memory."
John Lindberg of Iowa

""God bless this soldier for his unselfish sacrifice and his love of his country, as well as the freedoms we all enjoy today.
USAF, 1966-70""
John Wiley of Conroe, Texas. USA

"Cpl. Starr is another example of the many men and women who make this country as great as it is. We should all be very proud of their contributions to the freedoms we all enjoy, and sad that they cannot be around to enjoy such freedoms anymore. My chest swells with pride and at the same time there is a lump in my throat to think of what these fine people gave up for all of us in America as well as the rest of the free world."
Jeff Goodall of Bangor, ME USA

"This soldier's bravery awes and humbles me."
Rich of Buffalo,NY USA

"I will think of you and of those whom you have joined, every time I see our flag or hear the national anthem. Thank you Sir, for making the ultimate sacrifice."
Matt Bushey age 22 of Chandler, AZ

"Thank you. Thank you Jeffrey and thanks to your family for your selfless service to our country and to foreign countries in the support of freedom. You will be blessed for your service and sacrifice."
T.Christensen of Preston, MN/USA

"To those who loved Jeffrey Starr,

I met several members of Cpl Starr's unit at the First Marine Division's reunion and observed America's finest young men. At that time, I remembered the WW2 quote,"Where do we get such fine men?" I look at the "get high and get by" generation walking America's streets and ponder this myself. Where do we get such fine men?

The Fifth Marines are the most decorated unit in the Marine Corps, with awards and decorations from WW1, WW2, Korea, Viet Nam and now Iraq, with a lot of smaller actions in between. Cpl. Starr joins an illustrious unit in Heaven joining other heros from Belleau Woods in France, Guadalcanal and many more in the Pacific, The Chosin Reservoir in Korea and the jungles and Hue City in Viet Nam.

He is in good company and he has earned the honor of joining that "Elite of the Elite" unit.

And yet I still wonder, "Where do we get such fine men? for if we cannot call on them we will surely be torn apart by the vicious world out there.

Thank you and Jeffrey for your sacrifice, we who walked in his boots but not nearly as far salute you.

L/Cpl R Pistol
Charlie Co.
First Battalion, Fifth Marines
Viet Nam 1967-68"
raymond pistol of las vegas

"Mr & Mrs Starr,

We, as a family, are overwhelmed with pride, in knowing that we have such a man as your son whom we can proudly call a true American.

As New Yorkers, know that we are also overwhelmed with shame that a newspaper as anti-American as the NY Times shares a name with our state.

Do not allow their cretinous fascism to cause you grief, for in their stupidity, they have caused your sons' message to be broadcast throughout the world in all other major news portals."
Gabriel & Maria Espinosa of MONTICELLO, NY (USA)

"What a heartfelt young man - and a proud young warrior to carry on a tradition as old as the Corps. You see, my husband, Samuel Wayne Bell, felt the same about the war in Vietnam even after three tours. He was killed on May 10, 1969. Those of us who know the meaning of sacrifice and freedom pay the price but are not alone. He, and others like him, will not be forgotten."
Susan Bell Ferraris of San Marcos, CA

""Let me not mourn for the men who have died fighting, but rather, let me be glad that such heroes have lived"
Soliders Prayer-Gen G.S Patton"
Brandy M (Marine Wife) of Camp LeJeune, NC

"May God Bless you young Marine, for we will ALWAYS be grateful for the sacrifice you and many of your bretheren have made in order to keep our country free."
Ted Hlampeas of New York City, NY - USA

"To Mr. and Mrs. Starr,
I can't begin to imagine your pain and grief. The loss of a child must be devastating. Please know that in the coming months and even years ahead as people go on with their lives and seem to have forgotten your son and the sacrifice he made. He will not be forgotten! He will always be remembered in a silent prayer, a memory of the statement he made that others have died for him and now it is time to leave his mark. May God comfort you as only he can and know that one day you will be reunited again. Thank you and God bless."
Dwayne of Georgetown, KY

"My deepest sympathies to the Starr family and loved ones left behind. To Jeffrey's Mom, I have two sons of my own and God Bless you for bringing such a wonderful man into this life to give so much for all of us. God Bless you all and remember that you WILL see Jeffrey again. Thank you to the Starr family for this young man and may God be with you all."
Wendy Leslie of Butler, PA

"God has raised protectors of our country and its' way of life. God bless Cpl Starr and all those like him for their supreme sacrifice of our country."
Dick Howell of Portland, MI

"My family and I thank God for Americans like Jeffrey Starr and his loved ones. We will say his name in our prayers."
john of Stamford, Ct

"Semper Fi, Marine. Your sacrifice was and is honored now and forever."
Randy Ryder of Fountain Valley, CA

"May God ease your sorrow until you are once again with Jeffrey and the rest of our angels in heaven. Thank you for your family's sacrifice. My family is indebted to your son. The blind in this country cannot see it as that, but many of us do. Peace be with you."
Ray of Trenton, Michigan

"Clp Starr's family & girlfriend - Thank you for sharing your son with our Country. My heart goes out to each of you. I say prayers for all of our troops no matter what branch of military they serve. Thank you again for sharing your handsome, adored and beloved Son with our Country. With Heartfelt Regards, Jeanette Wadsworth - Proud Mom of PFC Stephen G Wadsworth, US AMRY"
Jeanette Wadsworth of Tucson Arizona USA

Larz Kervel of Apollo Beach, FL

"To the Family of Jeffrey B. Starr, Thank you. I will keep Jeffrey and all of you in my prayers. I am grateful for our soldiers who have given their lives that others may know freedom, your Jeffrey is very special."
Patricia H. McQuaig of Jacksonville, Florida

"God bless this young man for his unselfish sacrifice and his love of his country, as well as the freedoms we all enjoy today.
Fred Meredith Crawford, USAR, 1963-69"
Fred M. Crawford of Lakemont, GA.

"God bless you for your bravery and your sacrifice. Men like you are the best of the best and we'll honor your memory forever. Rest in peace with your Heavenly Father."
Faye Braswell of San Angelo, Texas

"To the family of Cpl Starr, my sincerest condolences, I am saddened by your loss. We have lost one of our best and brightest.

If not us, then who..... May you rest in peace my brother in arms........."
Bill Goodman, USAF RET of O'Fallon Illinois

""We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm""
johnny ontiveros of Houston,Texas USA

"May God bless this fine man and his family."
Bruce Elmer of Sarasota, FL

"Thank you, CPL., for your sacrifice."
Father of a Marine from Charlie Co. 1st Battalion/2nd Marines; An Nasiriah, Iraq March 23, 2003 of Belvidere, NJ

"Well every time I see the US Marines sticker on a passing car. I wonder what draws all of these different Marines together? What could they teach all of these different people to take such pride, even years after they have served? The Marines have always banded together for each other and our country. From now on when I see a US Marines sticker, I will think of your selfless gift to our free country.

God Bless you, Jeffrey B. Starr. You will be remembered.
Thank you"
Earl P Bickford of Saint Petersburg, Florida

"Cpl. Starr, and the thousands of other dedicated men and women of our forces in Iraq, will be remembered for their selfless sacrifices in hopes that this world will be a better place. This is a most NOBLE goal, and we are grateful. May history reflect our Country as the one who truly made a difference. Bless you, Jeffrey...and your supportive family."
Capt. Rick Saber-ret USN of San Rafael CA USA

"I never met you, but I have read your story. While I have never served my country in battle, I thank God that my family is safe because of men like you who are willing to lay down their lives for freedom. There is no greater love, apart from that of our Heavenly Father."
Jeff M. of Memphis, TN - USA

"A great big "gone but not forgotten" is in order for corporal Starr and others who gave their lives so people like me can live the way I choose.God bless the family.God rest his soul."
Mike Fitch of Collierville, Tn

""Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13 (NIV)
God Bless Jeffrey B. Starr for his sacrifice so that others might be free. You are a hero! My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to his family and close friends."
Mark Hubbard of New Market, MD

"Thank you Cpl. Starr for your sacrifice. May you rest in the arms of the Father and find that peace we all long and search for."
Don Adams of San Antonio, Texas USA

"I am so proud of this young Marine and all of our fighting men and women.

Thank God for folks such as these who make me so proud to be an American....

Cpl L. Blauvelt
CPL, USMC (ret'd)"
Leonard of Huntington Beach, CA

"Jeff would be proud of this website and the message his family carrys on. The spirit of freedom and the soul of Jeff's deeds nevers dies but lives on forever."
Jim Lein of Houston, TX


"Brave man he was and is."
S of Houston, TX

"Your death is a tremendous loss to our country, but the world will be a better place because you lived.

We will support your brothers. We will never let what you have done be forgotten. Your mission will be completed and your memory honored. You are my hero. God bless your loved ones and give them peace."
Don Schilling of Springfield, Missouri, USA

"My words are simply inadequate for your service and sacrifice. I pray for God to richly bless you as only He can. Thank you so much."
M. West of Alabama

"To the Starr Family: We extend our sincerest sympathy in your loss of a wonderful man and brave American. What a comfort to know that there are many young men like him. And, apparently there were many young men affected and impressed by his excellent example. May God continue to give them and you courage. The best comfort of all is to know that we will meet in Heaven, thanks be to God. Thank you again for your son's sacrifice, and yours. God bless you."
Gloria Albanese of Medford, NY


"Jeffrey, your family is "standing tall" in defense of your position as an "American Hero". Thankyou for your willingness to give your life that our nation might remain "Free". By God;s Grace, you are now in "Paradise" with the Lord. By that same Grace, we'll be seeing you there. God Bless the Starr family -- God Bless America!! MSGT. Wendell Kerr, USAF, Retired"
Wendell A. Kerr of Springfield, Mo.

"It makes me proud to read the 'full story' about Jeff; particularly of his faith in God and his willingness to fight for his country. My son is also a Soldier. He is presently stationed at Ft. Lewis, WA and is scheduled for deployment some time next year. I know he, too, understands what this war is all about. God Bless you and comfort you during this time of loss."
Derek P. Logan of Greenville, SC

"How proud this young man's family must be of him despite the grief in having lost someone so dear. It takes a man to come up to the plate and risk his life for the freedom of his country and those of citizens living under a cruel government. As a mother, I know it must have been difficult to have this fallen soldier return to Iraq a third time. My heart goes out to you. Your son is a hero in my eyes. We need more men like him to help defend this country because heaven only knows what would happen if everyone decided they were not putting their life on the line to protect anyone here or there. This soldier's love and dedication for the United States has to have been inspired by those who raised him and shared his life. My sympathy also goes to his girlfriend who must have been a great support while he served overseas."
Yolie of Crivitz, WI

"To the Starr family: My sincere condolences to you for the loss of Jeffrey but I must also say that I can't thank you enough for giving to our country such a brave man. While it was the ultimate sacrifice for you he nor what he fought for will ever be forgotten by so many appreciative Americans - and Iraqis as well!"
Richard Otis of Bellingham, Wash.

"You represent the best of America and because of you, freedom is well protected.

From an old Vietnam correspondent and father of an OIF veteran.

Semper Fi"
Max Friedman of Arlington, Va.

"In trying to express my gratitude for the sacrifices made be young men like Jeffery, words simply fail me. But I thank God that such fine men exist."
Steven Malone of Omaha, NE

"As long as there is a United States Marine Corps, Corporal Starr will live on forever. God bless his life and sacrifice and his families loss is not in vain. From a son of a Marine and a Marine veteran of Viet Nam, Semper Fi"
Scott Oliver of Mount Pleasant, N.C.

"God Bless you Cpl. Starr."
H.P. Brelsford of Houston, Texas, USA

"Filled with sorrow and pride, I salute CPL Starr and the other Coalition dead, wounded and surviving who daily defend our freedom and extend the blessings of liberty elsewhere. Thank you all. The shameful disrespect of these heroes by the mainstream media is appalling."
John S., CAPT, USN (ret) of Salt Lake City, UT

"I am stealing this from a saying used at a Police Officers funeral but it is most fitting. It is not how they died that makes them heroic, it is how they lived that is heroic.

JHG Chicago"
JHG of Lake County, Illinois

"I pray that America will continue to find men as principled, as brave, as giving as Cpl. Starr."
Pete Grimm of Seattle

"Dear Jeffrey,

My son Jim was a member of the 1st of the 5th. Although he was killed in an auto accident outside Camp Pendleton in 1984, he would have bee there in Iraq, and would have been proud to have served alongside you.

Thank you.

Charles R Wallis
Charles Wallis of Little Rock, AR

"Know that Cpl. Starr's place in heaven has been saved for him by our Father who knows that he has served his time in Hell. Thank You to his family for raising him with the values that inspired his dedication to Corps and Country, Thank You to the Corps for taking that raw material and forging it into the steel that he was, and Thank You to Cpl. Starr for your ultimate sacrifice. Semper Fi Marine."
Wade Lewis of Memphis,TN USA

"Thank you. You protected those of us at home and helped those in Iraq."
Bob Kelso of Lafayette, CA USA

"Always in our hearts - Always in our minds - Always in the thoughts of all U.S. Veterans everywhere. We will always remember men like Jeffrey Starr."
Jerry Johnston, VietNam Veteran - 1969-71 of St. Louis, Missouri

"My heart aches for the family of another fallen hero, who put his country ahead of himself. As a son of a Marine and a Marine Viet Nam vet myself, I have nothing but admiration and gratitude for both Corporal Starr and his fellow Marines. Semper Fi"
Scott Oliver of Mount Pleasant, N.C.

"Semper Fi, Marine."
J. B. Sullivan, CDR USNR of Missouri

"I do not know of any words to ease your grief in Cpl. Jeffery Starr's passing. He did what many would not do, and that is to pass on the legacy of freedom others in the free world take for granted. Jeffery did what those that believe is right could not or no longer do and that is to free people ruled under tyrants. May my children have the understanding to do what is right by others and rest of the world, the way your brave child did.
With deepest sympathies,
Barb Russell of Great Mills, Md USA

"your character and your courage are inspirational. god knows. many mortals know. you will not be forgotten."
ira berkowitz of emeryville, california

"Thank you, Cpl. Starr! Thank you for loving our country - thank you for giving your life for us. You will always be a hero to America."
Ann of Houston, Texas

"God bless this country for men like these. Col USMC (Ret)"
Dennis McBride of Suffolk, VA

"Thank you Cpl Starr for defending not only America, but the people of Iraq and the rest of the world. You are a hero, as are your comrades in arms. My deepest sympathy and condolences to your loved ones. You and they have made the ultimate sacrifice. God bless."
Gary Cotton USN vet of Cedar Rapids, Iowa/USA

"To the Family & Friends of Cpl Jeffrey Starr, USMC. Thanks for setting the record straight. I am continually amazed at the quality and dedication of these fine young Americans who serve our great nation. Our future is in good hands."
LTC Paul Humphreys, US Army of Baghdad, Iraq

"Thank you Jeffrey Starr, you are my hero."
Jennifer Marino of Beaumont, Texas

"Cpl. Starr represents all that is good with this country. His sacrafice, as well as all his fallen commrades, will never be forgotten or diminished. Our meal grace always includes thanks to the servicemen who protect us. Hopefully, my 9 year old daughter will fully comprehend the sacrifices that have been made for our freedoms by the true heroes like Jeffrey. May God bless and shine on Jeffrey and his family."
The Brammers of Valkaria, FL

"Sitting here reading the story of Jeff makes me have mixed emotions. I am very proud of this man and his dedication, but, I am sad that America has lost one of its finest sons. May God bless he and his family and may God bless America."
Allan Lundeen of Minooka, Illinois

"Words fail to appropriately express how deeply grateful and honored I am by your son's sacrifice. Your son's life and his committment to our nation and to the Lord our God will not be forgotten. He is a true hero. Humbly, I pray for your family and that God will grant you peace and understanding for the tragic loss of such an honorable and noble man."
Andrew Skeels of Thousand Oaks, CA

"To the Jeffrey B. Starr family...Words are inadequate to express to you our families' deep & heartfelt, gratfulness and overwhelming saddness for your son's service and sacrifice. The freedom that we enjoy comes at such a high price...May the Lord comfort you and your family and his beloved. Thank-you from our family to yours..."
Terri for the Bryants' of Tempe, Arizona

"It is tragic knowing how we lose our best -- like Cpl. Starr -- while fools and failures live on to misrepresent his accomplishments and misuse the fruits of his labors. I appreciate Jeffrey's sacrifice, and will reread the Gettysburg Address while thinking of him."
Jack Friedman of Nashville, TN

"On behalf of myself and my family, I thank you Jeffrey B. Starr and your dear family for the ultimate sacrifice that you have made for your fellow American Citzens and the Citzens of Iraq who are now in a struggle for there own freedom.

My God Richly Bless You."
Maxwell Rondael of Temecula, CA, U.S.A.

"These young Americans tower over me with wisdom, faith and courage. They are the one's leading mankind to a future that respects life, no matter what some say. Thank you for your sacrifice. You make me, and my family, proud to be American."
J Cashman of Brick, NJ

"Your story is touching and restores one's faith in humanity. Let it be known that even in this quiet corner in the state of Texas, someone knows what you did and will tell his children that Jeffrey is a true role model to emulate. May God bless you and yours."
Juan Torres of Victoria, Tx, USA

"CPL Starr, It's men like you and SGT Casey Joyce that remind me of what and who has made our nation the greatest in the entire world. Semper Fi!"
CPT Brad O'Brien of Ft Hood/Darnall Hospital

"Greater love hath no one than the man that would lie down his life for his brother."
Richard A. Hightower of Castine, Maine

"Can we be worthy of the willing sacrifice of even this one heroic young man? Not without supporting them. Not without honoring their sacrifice. Unless we ,as a nation,thank God for the families that create such men and praise their heroism we do not deserve to be served by them. I will not miss an opportunity to tell Cpl Starrs' story and I will not forget him."
Jeffrey W. Farley of Dover ,De

"I want to thank you, your family, and your girlfriend for the ultimate sacrifice you made for us, the people of the United States. While sometimes the media makes it seem as if it isn't so, the American people (save for a tiny minority of misled souls) are proud of the heroic job done by our military. Those brave men and women who serve in the United States military truly are among the most special people God put on this earth. May God bless you and your loved ones. You are all in our prayers."
Joseph C. Orlet of Belleville, IL, USA

"A simple: Thank you."
Darrell Kvasager AND Linda Osland of minnetonka, MN USA

"We are deeply grateful to Cpl. Starr. He is a wonderful example for us all, and for this great country he served."
Sharon and David Jacobson of Tempe, Arizona

"Jeff, I will tell your story to my son who is now one year old, and make sure he understands your sacrifice as he lives his life.

You are more noble than I could ever hope to be. Thank you for your brave contribution to the betterment of mankind."
Craig Hudson of Honolulu, HI

"Thank you for the courage with which you carried out such honorable deeds. God speed, Jeffery."
Rebecca of Hamilton, NJ

"It's all about attitude, and we know Jeffery had a great one.
God Bless, and Semper Fi Jeff"
steve white of clinton, wa

"IT is in times like these when sophisticated intellectuals trip over themselves to find reasons for why we should have looked the other way, it is refreshing to see someone like Jeffrey B. Starr willingly and knowingly give his life for a noble cause. It renews my faith in humanity.
The New York Times and other media cannot avoid having the world know why Jeffrey died. My prayers go to his family in these trying times. You can be proud of him."
Harry I. David of New Haven, CT

"May God Bless Jeffrey, his family and friends in the military...I say this solemnly as I and my family are grateful to him for the enormous sacrifice. Rest assured that we will not let his sacrifice be in vain, nor will we forget him....My email address is Jely8400@optonline.net Please keep my appraised of any way in which i can help your family or others in the military who may need assistance..."
John Ely of Hillsdale, New Jersey

"His sacrifice will never be forgotten.
May God bless his soul."
Ed of Forest Hills, New York

"First off God Bless you all, for there is Hope for all People and it's found through a personal Realtionship with the Lord Jesus Christ. I am a fellow solider as well, but most important I have put my trust and faith into Jesus Christ for my own Salvation. Lord I pray for our men and woman who have fallen, that they have placed their trust and faith into you, for their own Salvation, for being a good person, fighting for Freedoem will not get one into Heaven. I pray that many others will come too the Cross and see their need of salvation, for there is always room at the cross for one more sinner too be saved. So I pray in the name that is above all names the only Risen Savior and the only way too Heaven through the Lord Jesus Christ Glory too God amen."
sean of Mesa, AZ

"We can say he died with honor, because he lived with it!

I'm so grateful that we live in a country so magnificent, even with all her faults, that many are willing to defend her with their lives!!! Thank you Corporal Starr! I honor you, and all those who made the same commitment! God bless our troops!"
J. Bozeman of Southwest, Oklahoma, USA

"Many thanks to Jeffreyc for his sacrifices for our fredom, and to help the people in Iraq. Our condolences go out to the Starr family. Our son served in Ramadi with the 2/5 was wonded, and is now back at Camp Pendleton. "SimpliFy""
Bob and Pam Edington of Chandler, AZ

"Many thanks and heartfelt condolences to the Starr family for the service provided by Jeffrey for our nation and for the cause of freedom. Although some people in this, the Land of the Free, have lost sight of what it takes to create freedom and to preserve freedom, thankfully Jeffrey did not. Our nation and all freedom-loving poeple everywhere are fortunate beyond words that there are brave men like Jeffrey Starr who step forward despite the risks. He is truly a hero. Thank you, Jeffrey. May you eternally bask in the warmth of God's blessings."
Chris Meredith of Watertown, MA

"Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My young daughter sleeps peacefully at night because of brave men like you that serve this great country. God bless you and your family."
Dwayne of Charleston, SC

"Jeff is not just another faceless man who gave all he had for his country! God bless him and his family in making it thru these difficult times! All parents should be proud of raising a young American who has such great values and love for his country!
America owes her all to young heroes like yourself!"
Elaine Watson of Florida's space coast

"My deepest sympathy. Throughout history, everything decent in the world has depended on men like Jeffrey Starr. I hope that knowledge may bring you some comfort."
Howard Jaeckel of New York, NY

"Thank you for your sacrifice."
Harry Confair of Galva, Il.

"My heart goes out to the family of Jeffrey Starr. God bless our troops for all they do. Jeffrey will not be forgotten but will be remembered as the hero he is!"
Gloria Shuttleworth of Centerville, Indiana USA

"To the family and friends of Corporal Jeffry B. Starr. I wish to offer my deepest sympathy, and I hope that time and the nobility of Corporal Starr's life and death will ease your suffering. Each of us, and the nation, owes you a great debt"
Steve Foote of Memphis

"I am a Korea veteran who disagrees with this war and feel we have no business being in Iraq but find your devotion to what you perceived as your duty to be absolutely staggering and commend you for it."
Tristan Argenti of Sarasota, Florida

"I give you the salute you deserve. You are a true hero."
George of marion, illinois

"Thank you...you have given us the greatest gift...your life...for all of us. God Bless your mom and dad and may the peace of the the Lord be with them always. Rest in peace Jeff"

"Rest well, fellow patriot. Say hello to my son should you meet up with him."
Chris of Corpus Christi, Tx.

Thank you for your sacrifice. It was not in vain. America will see this through if I have anything to say about it."
Jaye Gibbs of Richmond, IN/USA

"My humble gratitude goes out to Jeffrey Starr, and my deepest condolences to his family and friends.

How can we ever thank Mr. Starr enough? He gave his life to keep us free, and to extend freedom to those who were powerless. He understood very clearly, and acted on his understanding, that the strong have a duty to protect the weak. He, and his comrades, represent not only the very best of America, but the very best of humanity. God Bless Him!"
Gibbons J. Cooney of San Francisco, CA

"My deepest sympathies to all of Jeffrey's family and friends. Be glad that you knew him, and ever thank God that there are still young people in this country who will stand up for the true values that sustain our blessed way of life, regardless of the cost.

I was a combat medic in Vietnam and I have been in touch with surviving family members of young men I knew who lost their lives in that far off land so long ago. But only in very recent years, after a generation of lonely silence in between times. I know that their lives, and mine, were changed forever by what happened to their loved ones, and that not a day goes by still that they do not think about their love and their loss. But in that sad day long ago, there was very little support for those brave soldiers, living and dead, outside of their immediate family and friends. May this new world of support and prayer and love surround your grief with the comfort of knowing that millions of Americans, and many people around the world, respect and admire, support and believe in, and pray for, your young Marine, and all his comrades who will take inspiration from his sacrifice now, and for as long as the United Stands endures."
John Boyle of Ocean City, New Jersey

"Jeff: My condolances to your family. Thank you for your sacrifice. I strongly believe that you and your comrads are fighting to preserve our freedoms. Our Nation has been attacked by these fundamentalists since the 1970's. We are finally confronting them.
Semper Fi, Marine."
Artie Monahan of Brentwood, New York

"CPL Jeffrey B. Starr
Many thanks for your sons courageous service. May he and his fallen comrades be remember and honored in the true spirit of their calling. God Bless."
Gary Smith of Seattle, Wa

"Dear CPL Jeffrey B. Starr
Thank you for your service to protect this country and help the Iraqi people have freedom and democracy. Will make sure you and your service men and woman who have made the scarifice will not be in vain. We will fight the ones who are against this war so that you and your service men and women will always be remembered for what you did. To the family are prayers go out to you and we will always remember your loved one and what he did for this country and we are proud of him."
Erin Hughes of Lake City, Pennsylvania

"It's the Do'ers in the world who really leave a mark. Rest assured that your effort will be remembered."
jerryhenson of richmond, ky usa

"Dear Jeffrey...Thank you for your courageous devotion to this country and spreading freedom around the world. Its people like you that make this country so great. You are a true Hero. God Bless you and your family. Thank you from the bottom om my heart for your sacrifice. RIP"
BMSN Mike Jones USN of Mt Pleasant SC

"I humbly add my thanks, in God's name, to this wonderful young Marine and to his family, for his brave service and for their God-inspired commitment. I, too, take heart at the clarity of purpose of this young generation. Let those of us who are the beneficiaries of their courage do our part at home to support them and to actively uphold the principles upon which this great country was founded. God keep you, Corporal Jeffrey B, Starr."
Hugh Bryant of West Hills, CA

"Mr. Jeffrey B. Starr,

What can I say to a man who has given
his life to his country so that we
may be free.

You are now with your Heavenly Father.

God Bless your Family."
Ms. Anne Garbarini of Middle Village, NY, USA

"Thank you Jeffrey Starr! And thank you to his family for continuing the fight to make his sacrifice worthwhile. God bless all of you."
Becky of Idaho


I come in from Ms. Malkin's blog, where she has a story about the treatment of Corporal Starr by the big media.

I'm so here to pay my respects to that young man who died fighting for what he believed in, and has shown he was inspired by an higher purpose. For that, I truly respect him, his bravery, his idealism, and wish to express all my sympathies for his family.

To Jeffrey B. Starr, and to each and every of the fallen daughters and sons of the USA, thanks, and may you rest easy."
Kevin Berger of France

"We are honored to remember Jeffrey Starr who sacrificed his life that others might have hope of a better tomorrow."
Monterosso family of Dearborn, MI

"Because of men like Cpl. Starr, we live free today. May God shine His grace upon Cpl. Starr's loved ones.
Semper Fi, Marine."
Guy Cannon of Arvada, Co USA

"Thank you Cpl. Starr and the many who have served our country honorably. Thank you for protecting our country for our children including my 6."
Alan Reitz of Sartell, MN

"Thank you Cpl. Starr and thank you Mr. Lickness for the truth."
Steven Gudelj of Placitas New Mexico

"If my sixteen yo son grows up to be the kind of man that Jeffrey Starr was, I will have done my job right, and have done God's will. God bless those he left behind, and you will see him again."
Martha Anne Reeves of Centerville, Hickman, TN

"People like Jeffrey fought in a war over 50 years ago and they liberated a small town in what is now Croatia. It was Italy then, and it was my mother's home town. I was born free because people like Jeffrey were willing to sacrifice their lives for an ideal; for a belief that they weren't the only ones that deserved to live free; for perfect strangers. I've never forgotten that gift, and, I suspect, neither will the peoples of Iraq."

"Another STAR shines in the sky.

Good job Marine -At ease"
Mike and Lourdes Mulligan of Pearland, TX. USA

"Another STAR shines in the sky.

Good job Marine -At ease"
Mike and Lourdesl Mulligan of Pearland, TX. USA

"If the Army and the Navy Ever gaze on Heaven's scenes, They will find the streets are guarded By United States Marines.

Absent comrades

Semper Fi"
A doughboy of San Diego

"We say a prayer of thanks for Jeffrey and for all good men and women of courage and conviction who serve so selflessly. God Bless and Keep You."
Kathy of Minneapolis

"To the Family and Friends of Jeffrey Starr - Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of Jeffrey. His sacrifice in the name and cause of freedom should not be used by anyone to promote their cause. Rather, we should honor him and all the other men and women who have given more than we can ever imagine."
John of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

"Cpl. Starr is a truly awesome man whose sacrifice will not be forgotten. My heart and prayers go out to the family and friends of this true American hero."
Steve Dufour of Savannah, Ga./ USA

"When I read an excerpt from Marine Cpl. Jeffrey Starr's letter detailing why he re-enlisted for a 3rd tour I was greatly encouraged by his steadfast resolve and commitment to freedom. I am humbled & very grateful for his service & sacrifice."
Bryan Cox of Reno, NV

"May God support and sustain those whom this wonderful young man left behind - until we all meet again before the pleasing throne of a loving Father in Heaven, to be separated no more.

The rest of us are safe and free because of his willingness to sacrifice "what might have been" in his own life. May our lives be worthy of that sacrifice."
DeAnn Johnson of Sun City, Arizona, USA

"May God support and sustain those this wonderful young man left behind - until we all meet again before the pleasing throne of a loving Father in Heaven, to be separated no more.

The rest of us are safe and free because of his willingness to sacrifice "what might have been" in his own life. May our lives be worthy of that sacrifice."
DeAnn Johnson of Sun City, Arizona, USA

"John 15
[13] Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

I believe this with all my heart and know for certain that Jeffrey has done the greatest thing any human can ever hope to do, and had the courage and strength to do it.Know for a fact that Jeffrery lives and waits in paradise for the rest of us.I pray that I, in my life, when my time comes that I may have the same courage your son had to do the right thing.

May the Peace that only comes from knowing Jesus Christ descend on you and your family like a dove.In Jesus name.Amen"
Robin Hawkins of Mesa Arizona

"To your family: I know where your sadness comes from-my brother died in VietNam and the pain is terrific! And I know you have just as much pride in your Marine as I had for my brother. My husband is a Marine on his third tour in Iraq. I know how fierce their commitment to God and country are. Please know my prayers and thoughts are with you always."
Marina Zaragoza Lawson of Los Angeles, California

"I have no words to comfort the family of this great American hero. Thanks to him and all of our brave fighting men and women, we all live free. Cpl. Starr was one of the best our country has to offer and his passing is a great loss. May he rest in peace with Almighty God in Heaven. God Bless America!"
Erik Hansen of Woodbridge, VA USA

"The Lord said, "Thou shalt live together in love, insomuch that thou shalt weep for the loss of them that die,And it shall come to pass that those that die in me shall not taste of death, for it shall be sweet unto them."
Your son, a man of God, has honored us all by his selfless sacrifice. It is not a platitude to say that he will be remembered throughout all time and eternity for his great deed, because it was recorded in the annals of heaven.
I pray for my son in Ramadi. I pray for our troops in harm's way. I pray for you, that God may send you His Comforter, to give you that peace that passeth all understanding. Your son sacrificed his life for liberty and America. You sacrificed your son, a noble and honorable sacrifice. May God bless you for it."
Dr. David H. Madsen of Salt Lake City, Utah USA

"What a wonderful young man this Marine was. The world is surely a better place for his having been here--and a lesser place for his now being gone. I look forward to meeting Jeffrey when I get to Heaven! God bless and watch over you all--and thank you for raising such a wonderful young man!"
RIck Collins of Phoenix, Arizona

"As a former CAP Marine in Vietnam, I understand and admire Cpl. Starr's willingness to risk his life not only for his fellow marines and his country but also to achieve freedom for the people of another country. Jeffrey Starr was not only a great American but more importantly a great human being."
Charles Waggoner of Houston, Tx

"To Jeffrey's family: May you find strength in the knowledge that those we lose were not ours by right, but G-d's gift to us. May you be grateful for the blessing of Jeffrey's life, and for the time he was granted to walk this world by your side. May his memory continue to inspire you and bring you blessing."
Arlene of Rohnert Park, CA

"Why is it that the 'common' American soldier seems to 'get it', life, love, and freedom for all through their sacrifice, yet the detractors are so shallow. Thanks for instilling in your son those godly attributes. God bless and comfort you."
Caron McCracken of Mayking, KY USA

"May God hold you in His arms during this time. Heaven is a more beautiful place because of the presence of your son, Jeffrey B. Starr--a true American hero. "No greater love than this..." You are in my prayers."
Janice Haynes of Bastrop, Louisiana

"May God hold you in His arms during this time. Heaven is a more beautiful place because of the presence of your son, Jeffrey B. Starr--a true American hero. "No greater love than this..." You are in my prayers."
Janice Haynes of Bastrop, Louisianan

"Thank you for telling Jeffrey's story. I have no doubt about our goal in Iraq and am personally touched by all of the stories of the young men and women who serve there and in other stations around the world. My prayers are with you and your family."
Cheryl L Herndon of Friday Harbor WA USA


"God bless your family. Your son's death is not a grim mark that the New York Times refers to but a bright light of what is great about this country and it's young men and woman in our service. I can't imagine you pain but I will pray for you and and your family."
Ted Sullivan of St. Paul, Minnesota

"Thank You."
George Durham of Buffalo, KY

"This man is a true American Hero. He will live on in the freedom we all enjoy. And when Iraq continues to taste what we take for granted, his life will be a big part of why. What more can one do than to give his life for the better of all. He has a crown in Heaven that he can wear with pride. God has said to him, well done."
Karen Whelan of Las Vegas, Nevada USA

"May the Lord comfort your family and Cpl Starr's girlfriend during this very difficult time. Your honorable son has fought the good fight, and now he is in the arms of his Savior who is personally telling him, "Well done, good and faithful servant." You are all in our prayers, and you have our gratitude."
Charlie and Judi Hensley of North Dakota

"May God bless you all. Your hero is America's hero and millions of us love and respect his memory."
Terry Harmon of California

"May God Bless your grieving family and girlfriend. My deepest respect for the sacrifice made for our country. Freedom isn't free."
John Plunkett, USN, Retired of San Diego, CA., USA

"My 17 year old son has asked permission to enlist after graduation, next summer. I support his decision, knowing that he is already in God's hands. I wish Mike had been able to meet your son while he was here on earth. I know he will meet him in Heaven, I will too, as will all Christians. I pray for God to give you grace during this time. Thank you for your son's sacrifice and for yours. I salute you.
God bless you."
Dr. Michael R. Engelsgjerd, M.D. of Midland, Michigan, USA

"You are a true hero and patriot. God bless you, sir."
Lee & Shirley Berry of Corpus Christi, Texas

"Semper-Fi Marine...your going to heven-you have served your time in hell"
bob britton of youngstown, ohio

"Thank you Cpl. Jeffrey B. Starr. May God comfort your family and girlfriend."
John T. Tolbert of HCM City, Viet Nam

"God Bless Jeffrey B. Starr, his family and all the young men & women who put their lives on the line for all of us at home. We love & honor you."
Betty Street of Fenton, MO usa

"God Bless Jeffrey B. Starr, his family and all the young men & women whoe put their lives on the line for all of us at home. We love & honor you."
Betty Street of Fenton, MO usa

"Jeffrey, In this greatest of countries you and your comrades are the very best among us. You gave your life for nothing less than a battle for the future of civilization. We will never forget you and can never thank you and your family enough for your sacrifice."
Gary Lerner of Long Island, New York

"I have two daughters 2 and 5. Their futures are much safer because of heroes like you. They will know the sacrifices of you and your family. We are forever grateful."
Josh Scandlen of Dayton, VA

"I thank God that we have such young men as Mr. Starr. Blessed is the man who lays his life down for a friend. Giving it so others may have liberty is valient. Thank You and may God Comfort your family in their loss."
William L. Jones of Lakeland, Fl

"What an example to me of a Christlike life. Thank you so much for showing me what true honor is. God bless your family."
Martha Hill of St. George, Utah, USA

"Jeffrey B. Starr is a hero. A man that lived by his convictions. Prayers go to the family. Jeffrey left us with the words, "I don't regret going, everybody dies but few get to do it for something as important as freedom." As a result my family and I will continue to contribue to his legacy by continuing and valuing our way of life which Jeffrey B. Starr fought hard to protect."
Adam Tran of San Jose, CA

"God bless Cpl. Starr, his family and the families of all the other fallen soldiers. May God shed his Grace on the United States of America."
Georgia D of Ambler, PA

"Where do they come from; such men as this. American will survive only as long as we have them. God please welcome Cpl Starr and be with his family."
Ken Dickhute of Baton Rouge, La

"Thank you for your service Cpl. Starr. Young men of honor and courage like yourself make me proud to be a Marine
Semper Fi, my brother."
Former Cpl. Howard Naylor, USMC of Irving Texas

"May God welcome him home, and may He bless, keep and comfort his family. He died protecting freedom."
John Pottinger of Bardstown, KY

"Uurahh, Cpl Starr.
I salute you.
May the sorrow of your passing be short for your family."
Fred Jones of San Jose, California

"WE love you Corporal Jeffrey Starr.
You laidyour life down to save others and willingly gave your greatest gift, your self. Thank you."
Vincent R. Zarate of Bordentown NJ 08505

"God bless you, Jeffrey Starr, your family and compatriots."
Robert Brown of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

"God bless you Jeffery Starr. It sounds like you were an awesome Marine. I would have been proud to have you on my flank.
Colonel Mac Hayes
USA Retired"
mac hayes of Henderson, Nv

"Thank you"
Matthew O'Neill of Oakland , NJ

"Jeffrey Starr is real American and a true hero. He will not be forgotten."
Chas. Finley of Riverside, CA

"America has been blessed to have men the caliber of Cpl. Starr. We know he is at peace, collecting the rewards of his faith, sacrifice and character. My condolences to all in his family and God speed to his comrades in arms."
Jim Leggett of Melbourne Beach, Fla.

"God bless you Corporal Starr, and the family and loved ones you left behind. They should be very proud of you -- our country is very lucky to have men like you."
Kenneth Huston, CWO4, USN, Ret. of San Diego, CA

"Greater love hath no man, but that he lay down his life for his friends." God bless you my son, and thank you for your selfless act of sacrifice. You are now with Jesus. One day we will meet."
Laverne Hill of Paoli, OK

"As a 3rd MarDiv Vetran of Guam & Iwo Jima(WW2), I saw many brave men lose their lives so other men and women could enjoy freedom and peace. May God rest their souls that have died so that the men and women in the middle East may enjoy that freedom."
Mark Gilson of Seneca SC USA

"Thank you for your courage and sacrifice, Jeffrey! You are/were a Great American. I shall remember you in my prayers but I am sure you are with our Heavenly Father."
Anne of Norwalk, CT

"God bless. I cannot say thank you enough, and I am humbled by the sacrifice of these brave men."
Sharon Griffin of Perry, GA USA

"God Bless You Jeffrey, May God be with you and watch over you."
Allan Corwin of Wakarusa Indiana

"Thank you for your courage, bravery, and unselfishness to put your life in harms way for the benefit of others. My two young boys and one on the way would be blessed to have the character and decency that you have. Rest in peace brother, you are a hero."
brian spillers of port monmouth, nj/usa

"For my wife and grandchildren I very humbly thank your for your sacrifice so that they may live in freedom."
Michael Loehrer of westerville ohio united states of america

"Thank God for men like Marine Starr.....We honor them every day by doing here, what they would have done had they not died for US !!!"
John Broome of Fresno, Ca

"I heard about your son, Jeffrey B. Starr on the Tammy Bruce Show just a few minutes ago. I am still in tears. I cry for his brave unselfish sacrifice and for you, his grieving family. How blessed we are to have had your son as a member of our galant military service, fighting and helping wherever the need may have been. I support our troops, our nation , our president and I will always feel this way for as long as I live. Thank you Jeffrey B. Starr. I say without reservation that you were a real man in every sense of the word. You and all others that have served in our armed forces, or have been wounded or fallen during active duty will never be forgotton.....NEVER!"
Sharon Lee Batha-Florey of Granada Hills, Ca., USA

"Please accept my sincere condolences in your loss. May the Lord bless you and keep you in this difficult time."
Bruce Goldston of San Antonio, Texas

"Corporal Starr was an unselfish man and a fine American. Not many people can make the same claim."
Larry Saunders of Franklin, Tn.

"I'm sitting here tonight safe and secure because of you and thousands more that are willing lay your lives on the line. Men and women have been willing to do this since the Minute Men faced Red Coats at Lexington and Concord. God bless them and we pray for their souls."
Hank Lengfellner of Jacksonville, Florida

"You are what America is all about...

I salute you!!!!"
Colonel Burke of South Berwick. ME

"Whenever I think I am having it rough or when things are just not going my way I thank God that there are men like Jeffrey Starr who are willing to lay down their lives for my freedom to start over. May God comfort his family and loved ones. We all owe him a debt that can never be paid."
Glenn Kufchak of Stockbridge, Ga. USA

"I am so grateful that this country still produces men of Corporal Starr's caliber. I am also heartened that the honorable nature of his sacrifice didn't remain hidden under the traitorous actions promulgated by the likes of the NY Times. Thank God for the flourishing of alternative news sources! A good man, Joseph McCarthy, was stigmatized by many of those same sources and can no longer be recognized for his important contributions. America will only be saved by men like your son who hold her dear to their hearts! Though I grieve for your family's sacrifice, your son's example gives me hope."
William Klabo of Delray Beach, FL,USA

"CPL Starr represented the very best of what our country stands for."
Bruce Goldman of Richmond, VA

"God bless Cpl. Starr. Without him and others like him, we would not have our freedoms and our lives. Please know that we are thankful for his service and we mourn his sacrifice."
Paul Matthews of Ponte Vedra Beach,FL

"How can I say how much your sacrifice means to me? There are not enough words in the English lanquage. As a fellow Believer, I feel tremendous love and respect for your sacrifice and know that it was not in vain. We must be ready to give up this life in service for our God and accept the new Life we are given in exchange. Jeffrey Lives on in his new form and I thank him for giving all of his earthly self in the service of others. That is a rare gift and only few are chosen to give it. God Bless all Jeffrey's family and friends and may they have peace in their grief."
Janet Maglich of Sarasota, Florida


"Semper Fi, dear soldier. I know you are now with the Lord, as you were/are a devout man of God. Thanks to your family for raising such a courageous and brave son. It is because of you, and others like you, that we can still live in this unique nation. Godspeed! Words cannot express our gratitude."
Bodine Family of Denver, CO

"We are awed by the patriotism, bravery and sacrifice of Cpl. Starr. To his family -- our prayers and extreme gratitude. While he now resides in the arms of God, the NY Times is headed straight for the trash heap of American traitors."
The Hammond Family of Gaithersburg, MD

"Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

I am sure that your Jeffrey is in the arms of God. Our family thanks you for your sacrifice."
Varner Family of St. Louis, Mo.

"Cpl. Starr: Honoring and upholding the traditions of the United States Marine Corps - God, Honor, Family - and slighted by the New Yuk Slimes, may they forever rot.
To the family of this fallen hero: He has gone before you, upholding a sacred trust. You can be proud of him. Meanwhile we weep with those that weep, and rejoice with those that rejoice.
The *ONLY* similarity between this war and Vietnam is the relentless pounding by the opponents of personal freedom; those who would enslave us once again in bondage. And those concepts come from the Liar and Father of Lies, Satan himself. They are his putrid spawn.
Rest assured you remain in our prayers.
A USMC Vietnam vet, '67-'68
Semper Fi!"
Kevin Coughlin of Redwood City, Ca.

"No words can describe a Jeffrey Starr but in our hearts we all know what he and others are and ... we are grateful to God for giving the Starrs of this world to us even if for such a short time."
Tony Deivert of Oak Park, VA

"I am a British citizen living in America and I am totally in awe of the bravery and maturity of the armed forces and their families. They humble me and can never be thanked enough. Not only do they show a superhuman devotion to duty but they sacrifice their own lives and liberty so that we, and others, might have ours. From the bottom of my heart - "Thankyou", to Jeffrey and all the armed forces."
Margaret Smith of Fairfax, VA, USA

"There are no words that may properly express my gratitude to this young man and others like him. He is in my thoughts and in my prayers. To his family, well, I have a 22 year old son and I cannot imagine life without him. I feel so bad for you and yours.

May God bless."
Pat Barrett of Cheyenne, Wyoming

"The memory of cpl. Starr will be remembered long after the NYTimes is remembered. Semper Fi Cpl.Starr"
ed mitchell of albany il

"I bow my head to no king but I would fall on my knees to honor your son and all of those in our history who stand between us and danger. My heart aches for the family of this true American hero. I will always remember and honor him in my heart and you in my prayers."
Karen Norton of Raleigh, NC

"Thank you, Sir."
Nicole Tedesco of Shoreline, WA

"On behalf of my family I would like to extend our condolences on your loss......Cpl. Starr is in a far better place than he left..........God bless you all and Thankyou for his service to our country."
The Jerge's of San Diego, CA

""Absent from the body - face to face with the Lord" - so is Cpl. Starr. I hope his family accepts the gratitude of this nation. This young man's sacrifice will always be appreciated and remembered."
Shirley family of Richardson, Tx

"Dear family,
thank you for raising such a wonderful son who is an example to all Americans. He will always be remembered and honored as a hero for his brave fight for freedom for the Iraqi people. May God comfort and bless you and may you be assured that Jeffrey had a great reward awaiting him in heaven."
B. Owens of Phila. PA . U.S.A.

"John 15:13
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
God Bless you and your family, You are a Hero ,Cpl Starr."
Wilmer Gingerich of Jamesport MO USA

"Cpl. Starr: a man who knew what is important, what had to be done, and did it to the best of his ability.
I am grateful and in awe of what he and his generation are doing."
Jim Donald of Shaker Hts, Ohio

"Corporal Starr represents not only the best of America, but the best of humanity.
I grieve for your loss, but, thank God we have people like him among us."
Rick Miller of Manassas, Va.

"Corporal Starr represents not only the best of America, but the best of humanity.
I grieve for your loss, but, thank God we have people like him among us."
Rick Miller of Manassas, Va.

"In the decades ahead, when these times are behind us, these many American heroes, like Jeff, will still be remembered and honored around the world for their sacrifice to free others. May God continue to protect and bless America with citizens like these."
Roger Stalker of Valparaiso, FL

"To the family of Jeffrey B. Starr,
My sincerest condolescenses on the loss of your family member. He is a hero to your family, to America and to the world.

As a Canadian ashamed of my governments refusal to participate in the war on terror, I honor Jeffrey and thank him for his sacrifice on behalf of all Canadians."
Chris Harvey of North Vancouver B.C.

"God Bless Cpl Starr and his family. He and his family are and will be in my prayers."
Mary Weiman of Houston, Texas

"I was on a federal grand jury for 3 years in Manhattan (May '99 - May 2002) and we were responsible for indictments of AlQaeda for African Embassy bombings, USS Cole and finally 9/11. I know not much is written about the desires of OBL to unite Iraq and Iran against US, but our fight in Iraq is not only an important humanitarian goal, but to stop the spread and control of that region from terrorists groups. Thank you for raising such a wonderful son, and I am so sorry for your loss. These are the kinds of people who need to be in charge of our nation, not the spoiled lazy, selfish and Anti-Americans who unfortunately are trying to run the world."
Vicki Majors of New York City NY/USA

"I salute Cpl Starr and admire his valor, sense of loyalty & commitment to the cause he believed in, and his personal ultimate sacrifice! I will pray for him and his family. I also live in Snohomish County.
I do not support the politics + financial interests that (I personally believe) is the true motivation for this war (I think the terrorist/tyranny issues are only stalking horses for the true motives). But at the same time, I respect & will not put down the views of those who disagree with me, & it takes nothing away from my respect and admiration for the soldiers themselves, our living and fallen heroes. (My problem is only with "the Government," the policy makers (etc.), not the soldiers doing their duty.)
May God Bless (and Help) America!
May Cpl Jeffrey Starr rest in peace. Amen."
John Tougas of Edmonds, WA

"God bless you Jeffrey and your family. Romans 5:8 says that "God commendeth his love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us". Not being the least bit blasphemous, Jeffrey gave his life for the benefit of others - many who have yet to appreciate it. May our nation never run short of such young men."
Eric van Tassell of new boston, nh

"Thank you for sharing the full letter of Jeffrey Starr. I also thank you for his service to our country. His maturity and generosity, evident in his writing, are remarkable. I have written to the NT Times to let them know of my disappointment in their glaring omission of the full content of his letter."
M'Liss Mather of Kingsport, Tennessee

"God Bless You, Jeffrey
You have given the ultimate sacrifice and understood this war's purpose better than many of our elites.
Our prayers go out to you and your family."
The Mazurs of Lebanon, NH

"God bless the family of Cpl Starr, he is home with his Father."
Joel Farrier of Redondo Beach, CA

"God Bless you Cpl. Starr!"
John P. Fortner Sr. of Kirkwood, MO USA

"Thank you, Jeffrey. Your memory will live on, your sacrifice and that of your family are an inspiration to millions. God bless you and yours as you guard the gates of Heaven. Semper Fi, Marine."
Chris Kennedy of Marietta, Georgia

"Thank You Cpl Starr.There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of you and your fellow soldiers and the sacrifice that you have made for all Americans."
Don Depedro of Falmouth,MA USA

"Thank you Jeffrey. You have touched our hearts."
Vickie F of Las Vegas, NV, USA

"Thank you Jeffrey for your sacrifice. I pray to God that the world will somehow be a safer place for my children because of your selfless act of devotion to that for which our country has always stood. FREEDOM"
Rick Flurer of Mason, Ohio

"Thank you, Cpl. Starr, for your service. You will never know how many Americans stand in humble awe of the sacrifice you made."
Jim Griffin of Chattanooga, TN

"Thank God for men like this brave soldier and others he served with, my hopes and prayers are with his family and his contributions will never be undermined."
Dave Benner of River Falls, WI

"I and my two children are in your debt. I live humbly and free because of you. So do millions in Iraq."
Charles Durand of Torrance, CA, USA

"Marine’s Prayer

Almighty Father, whose command is over all and whose love never fails, make me aware of Thy presence and obedient to Thy will. Keep me true to my best self, guarding me against dishonesty in purpose and deed and helping me to live so that I can face my fellow Marines, my loved ones, and Thee without shame or fear. Protect my family.

Give me the will to do the work of a Marine and to accept my share of responsibilities with vigor and enthusiasm. Grant me the courage to be proficient in my daily performance. Keep me loyal and faithful to my superiors and to the duties my Country and the Marine Corps have entrusted to me. Help me to wear my uniform with dignity, and let it remind me daily of the traditions which I must uphold.

If I am inclined to doubt, steady my faith; if I am tempted, make me strong to resist; if I should miss the mark, give me courage to try again.

Guide me with the light of truth and grant me wisdom by which I may understand the answer to my prayer.

..Rest in Peace Cpl. Starr..Semper Fi"
Kenneth Utt...USMC of Sandpoint, Idaho..USA

"I am indebted to your son and the others who have died in this war on terrorism.
I have sons, and don't want to lose them, but if they were to die in service to my country, I would thank God that their last effort was one of honor and self-sacrifice.
I pray that you will feel God's presence as you go on with your lives. My heart aches for you."
Mary Barry of Jacksonville, FL, Duval

"God bless you and those like you."
James of Brookline, MA

"God Bless this wonderful man. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. We need more men like this."
Dorene Wetzel of Temecula CA

"Where do we get these young men? They understand that freedom is not free. We owe them and their families a great debt. I hope that the family of Jeffrey Starr knows that we will forever be indebted to him and others like him. We will never forget."
Helen of Connecticut

"Dear Starr,

Thank you."
Brian of Wendell, NC

"Dear family of Cpl.Starr,
I want you to know that it means everything to me that I can write these words without fear of reprisal because of men like your son and the deeds they have done for my freedom.
If it is any comfort to you, please remember him any time you hear a person freely speaking their mind in the free world.
I know where my freedom comes from and I'm forever in your and your son's debt."
Thad Lucken of Detroit Michigan USA

"As the mother of an almost 21-year-old son, I can't imagine how you're dealing with the nightmare of this loss, Mr. and Mrs. Starr. I just wanted you to know that there are millions of tears being shed with yours, millions of prayers going up for you and your family, and a million thanks for the brave service and sacrifice of your son. I'm humbled to read his note, and I'm so sorry and ashamed of the NYT and the Cindy Sheehans and all the rest who don't understand men like your son and what he believed. God bless you in this difficult time."
Rita Quillen of Gate City, VA

"May God bless the family of the hero,
Jeffrey B. Starr, and may they be reminded every day of how thankful we
all are for his bravery, dedication and
service to his country. Few of us can
make the kind of contribution in our
lifetimes that he made in his. Thank
you so much, dear Jeffrey, for serving
your country. You are in our hearts."
S. Peters of California

"I thank God every day for the young men of our country who put their lives on the line for our freedom and for the freedom of others who live under tyranny. I also pray daily for God to protect them and bring them home safely. 2,000+ have been killed in this war and that is tragic. However, how many would be killed in our nation if these terrorists were ignored and allowed to bring their terrorism again to America? These young Americans follow in the American tradition of fighting for our liberties and are owed much gratitude. Thank you from me and my family from the bottom of our hearts. As for Jeffrey Starr, he is a true hero. In his own words he spelled out the reason for putting his own life on the line. May God bless and comfort his family and may He let them know there are millions of Americans who appreciate him."
Fredda Shutes of Panama City, FL USA

"Words cannot express the gratitude This American has for men such as Cpl.Starr. God Bless his soul, God Bless his family, and may God continue to Bless this great nation."
Ricardo Garcia of Miami, Florida

"You must be very proud of Jeffrey Starr. Our 17 year old daughter has applied to the US Naval Academy and is waiting anxiously to hear whether she makes it. Her mother and I face the fact that she is willing to put herself in harm's way for us with the same sense of gratitude and respect we feel for Jeffrey Starr. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. How many people really live that way? We all send our respects and deepest thanks."
Jim Mintz of Los Angeles, CA

"Sometimes when I grow weary of the war from afar, I am jolted out of my ennui by an event or something I happen to read and I am once again refocused on our mission in this war on terrorism.
The death of this honorable brave and God loving man has done just that. His death was not in vain. Jeffrey Starr is a hero of the highest degree. My family's condolences to his family and loved ones."
Donna Bradley of Santa Barbara, Ca. U.S.A.

"well done marine, semper fi"
larry crabbe of atlanta,ga usa

"Our great nation is great because it produces men like Jeffrey B. Starr. We thank God for him and may God bless his family."
Ed Klingman of San Gregorio, CA

"Solace from strangers must be of small comfort to the family, but I hope they will understand. I, for one, will always live my own life with gratitude for the men, like Cpl. Starr, who stood between me and evil. They are my heroes."
Rebecca Harris of Waynesville, Ohio

"Thank you for your sacrifice and your dedication to duty. My God bless each of you family members as you live with the memory of a life well-lived."
LTC (Ret.) & Mrs. Terry Bartlett of Post, TX

"To the family of Jeffrey B. Starr: you raised an American hero. Thank you. Jeffrey has now seen the face of the Almighty, and is in eternal peace. My family and I are proud to be Americans because of people like Jeffrey. May God bless you forever."
Rich and Allison Dooley of Wilmington, NC

"God bless this fine young man. May he rest in peace."
Jo Gregg of San Francisco, California

"Our family wishes to thank CPL.Jeffery Starr, and his entire family, for the sacrifice he made on our behalf, and those Iraqis whishing freedom. As a Vietnam Veteran I understand what honor, pride and sacrifice is all about. Unfortunately those that don’t understand these things have such loud voice here in America. Jeffery died so those of us here in America can maintain our security and freedom. Yes even those that don’t understand how they have it given to them."
Ron Patterson & Family of Thousand Oaks, CA, U.S.A.

"May our Lord bring you peace and watch over you as you did for the Iraqi people. May your parents find peace in the knowledge you died doing what you knew to be right and just for people who had no chance on their own.

If not us, who? If not now, when?"
Lou of Syosset, Ny

"To the Starr Family & Friends: I am just one of millions of Americans who pray daily for our soldiers and mourn the loss of your dear son, friend, nephew. His bravery,dedication, and ultimate sacrifice will live on in our Country and around the world as a beacon of light that will never die. God Bless you. Cpl. Starr has our undying respect and love."
Terri of Long Beach, CA

"Thank you, Jeffrey."
Thomas Hazlewood of Waipahu, Hi

"Bless you for your sacrifice son of the United States and preserver of our freedom. My grandfather, father, father-in-law, husband and son together have represented our family and country by fighting in every war since WWI - you believed in what they believed in. Go to the Lord in honor and love brave Jeffrey."
Carol Bergeron of Pennsylvania

"Thank God for brave men like Jeffrey Starr. As he so correctly stated,... if we don't do it, who will ...?

He is a true American hero! May he rest in peace, Amen"
Mary & Shel Levy of Midland, MI USA


"I moved to North San Diego County in '83. The following summer I visited Camp Pendleton because a friend of mine was in a band that played music for the troops there.
I was a young, anti-war lefty back then and i was horrified by the sight of the big guns at the base. But, somehow I 'got it' (on an emotional level), that there was a very deep and honorable reason why these men were there. It took me many years (and the WOT) before I fully understood why war is sometimes necessary: to protect us and the freedom that we were ALL born to have.

I am moved by this young man's story and although I feel a tiny amount of the pain that Jeff's family must feel, I know that everything happens for a reason and that no one is lost that is loved. Death is but a transition.

I often feel that we are fighting a losing battle in the WOT but deep down inside I know that good ultimately triumphs over evil. I know Jeff's life was not lost in vain but that his courage and dedication to a higher purpose will support and inspire others for years to come.
My deepest sympathy for the loved ones of Jeffrey Starr.
Christie of San Marcos, California

""Thank You"is never enough to say to such a brave young man who gave up his precious life to save the lives of others! Only God can reward you for what you have done for the Iraqi people and for your country. You are truly the best of the best and more!"
Miriam Searcy of Charlotte,NC


"Thank you, and may you all be blessed."
T of Alabama

"We are grateful citizens. We honor the military mission in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We support our troops and their families.
We pray for victory. We will never forget Jeffrey B. Starr and all those -living and dead - who have served our country. We live free because of you.
Others will too."
Al and Carolyn Bradshaw of Prescott, AZ USA

"When the Heavenly Father received Jeff into his waiting arms, He said, "Well done, good & faithful servant."
Thank you, Starr family, for having him & raising him to be an exemplary citizen & soldier."
M/M G. Keener of Raleigh, NC

"In life and in death, your young man has fulfilled his great commission to free the captives and bring comfort to the poor in spirit. I am encouraged by his strength and maturity. His sacrifice and your own are more tangible to me than the ink on a thousand papers. Be proud. For the Lord our God has finished His perfect work in your beautiful son. \o/ \o/"
Shelley Hall & Family of Spencer, Massachusetts

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. -John 15:13"
Peter Holubz IV of Kennesaw, GA/USA

"Jeffrey is a man who exemplifies the very best America has to offer. Words cannot express the honor he has bestowed on all of us through his service and sacrifice, or the honor we owe him."
William Gordon of Dallas, Texas

"Thank you, Jeffrey, for who you were being for the people of Iraq and who you have been for our country and its people. You and your family have paid the highest price one can pay for freedom. I thank God for having allowed us the privilege of having you be there for us."
Anna M Taglieri of Lynbrook, NY, USA

"I proud and humbled to call you my brave American son. I simply say thank you for your love of country, God, and freedom."
Irene of Clarksville, Maryland/United States

"We are so thankful for bold, godly heroes like Jeffrey Starr. His example of selfless sacrifice is one that we hope our sons will take to heart. That's what a real man does - he lays down his life to protect the weak. His parents must have done a great job raising him."
The Young Family of Smithfield, NC

"Dear Loved Ones,

This hero's actions and his legacy of complete moral generosity will never be forgotten by me. My prayers and thanks are with him and you, for as long as it is graced to me to live."
Alex Kroll Jr of Port Chester, New York, USA

"Thanks for your bravery, Jeff."
Stephanie Hanton of Napa, CA

"I believe very much in this war. Even more I believe in our men and women who are sacrificing everything for us here at home. The ultimate sacrifice made by Jeffrey Starr cannot be matched. I don't understand why normal thinking people protest against the war. You cannot be against the war and still support our troops. As a nation we must show the terrorist and rest of the world that we will never give up and we will be victorious as long as there are American heroes like Jeffrey who are the ultimate expression of sacrifice. I didn't contibute to the charities for hurricane Katrina - instead I sent a donation to the US Marines as I try to do on a regular basis. I wish I could bring Jeffrey back, it is people like him that really deserve the best of life"
Tha Alvey Family of Coto de Caza , CA

"I pray for our military men and women every day. I know in my heart that Cpl. Starr was doing God's work and is with our Lord this very moment. He was apparently a young man with a calling. I am honored to have learned a little of his story. May God bless and comfort his family."
George Roberts of Las Vegas, NV USA

"God bless Jeffrey Starr, and all the heroes who died in the service of their country. His courage serves as a role model for us all."
Karen Juzenas of Creighton, NE, USA

"Cpl. Starr represents the best of our youth and an enduring light of hope for the future of America. A true successor of Patrick Henry...."Is life so dear, or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but, as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!" We just say it, Cpl. Starr lived it.
With deepest of gratitude and heartfelt condolences for the family"
Sudame Family of Valhalla NY

"To the family of Jeffrey B. Starr: Our condolences on the loss of your brave son. We owe every freedom to the likes of heros like your son. His loss will never be easy to live with, he was so young yet so dedicated to the cause of freedom. God Bless him and his family."
John and Vivian Kapusta of Mendon, MA

"God Bless your wonderful Jeffrey. You probably know he is with Our Lord this day in a much better place. I have lost my son Jeffrey to drugs and he now wanders around as a homeless person. I hear from him once in a while. He claims to know the Lord only when he wants me to send money. I pray for him constantly,if I had to lose him I would have rather lost him to God than to the streets and drugs. Please pray for my Jeffrey and I will pray for all the Jeffrey's of the world who are lost to drugs, and those who might lose their lives protecting our freedom. God Bless your family for knowing that he is in a better place.
Thank you for giving us your son."
Lori Briles of Palm Desert, Ca.

"To the family of Cpl. Jeffrey B. Starr: My family sends our regrets for your loss of your son. How proud you must be of him. We certainly are proud of Jeff and others like him who fight for freedom and protection of our country. May God Bless Jeff and you. May you take comfort in knowing God is wrapping his wonderful arms around Jeff to protect him forever."
Charlotte of Phoenix, AZ

"My condolences to your family. I'm very sorry Jerry died. I'm glad he did so willingly and for the idea of spreading democracy. This is not why we went there. 2,000 Americans is too high of a price to pay, based on WMD's and other lies that we are now seeing. I'm so sorry for your family and feel we and he was mislead. He did a great job of doing something important. I think we need to make accountable those that brought us to this point. Respectfully."
Troy Hostetler of Safety Harbor, FL, USA

"God Bless your wonderful Jeffrey. You probably know he is with Our Lord this day in a much better place. I have lost my son Jeffrey to drugs and he now wanders around as a homeless person. I hear from him once in a while. He claims to know the Lord only when he wants me to send money. I pray for him constantly,if I had to lose him I would have rather lost him to God than to the streets and drugs. Please pray for my Jeffrey and I will pray for all the Jeffrey's of the world who are lost to drugs, and those who might lose their lives protecting our freedom. God Bless your family for knowing that he is in a better place.
Thank you for giving us your son."
Lori Briles of Palm Desert, Ca.

"God has called you home. We are humbled by your sacrifice and honor your memory."
American Legion of Post 1941 Lagrange ill

"Eternal Rest grant unto him, O Lord...May his soul rest in Peace"
D Neary of Brewster, NY, USA

"No device, no instrument, no words can measure the worth of Jeff and others like him. Who among us will not know his and others' sacrifices and why?
Spirit is what drives us and Jeff reflected the spirit of the American ideal. It saddens me there are those in America who would not stop and shed tears for our loss. Thank God for Jeff and those amongst us whose spirit can never be taken from us. I do."
Buck of Savannah

"Thank God for you and all like you . We are able to write this message today because of your courage & selflessness, giving us the freedom to express ourselves and our gratitude. One day soon the people you fight for now will have this same gift - and the responsibility that goes with it. We pray for you and your family. Please know how much we appreciate your sacrifice."
Sarah Meffert of Bridgewater, VA USA

"Thank you. I am a second generation Korean-American who will always appreciate the privilege of being an American citizen. This would not have been possible if not for the courage and honor of so many soldiers who paid the ultimate price to fight in Korea. My family will always appreciate America's willingness to fight on behalf of those who cannot. Again, thank you for upholding the proud American military tradition of those who fought before you. I am sure someone in Iraq will one day savor his or her freedom and understand how you helped make that possible. We have been touched by your life."
Sam Won of Plano, TX, USA

"God Bless Jeffrey and his family. He and those like him have made me intensely proud to be an American. I feel a duty to uphold what he truly understood he was fighting for. Thank God we can still produce such as him.

His family has my deepest condolences."
Margaret Conroy of Newburgh, NY

"That we continue to have such brave and mature young people who protect us is an inspiration beyond words. The family can be so proud to have such a person as a son."
Steve Reeder of Dallas, Tx

"To Cpl. Starr, we say Thank you. It doesn't seem like much to offer you for your sacrifice, but it is all we have to give. May God bless and comfort those you loved and those who loved you."
Tom of Lilburn, GA

"A most heartfelt thank you to Jeffrey and the rest of liberty's guarantors.
Our sincerest condolences to those whom also sacrifice; the families of these brave guardians of freedom."
Jason Aulds of Syracuse, NY

"Although we grieve for your loss, that America still has such fine young people as Jeffrey is a source of inspiration and pride.

In the street we know what is important as did Jeffrey and all the MSM games to explot Jeffrey will not work. That he went a third time tells us all we need to know of his quality.

You must also be fine people to raised such a fine young man. God Bless you and comfort you."
Chris of Tucson, AZ USA

"I cannot believe how proud your son makes me feel to be an American. I certainly don't pretend to have his nerve on conviction or bravery, but thank God for Jeffery, and thank God for the other, dear, brave, caring American soldiers like him."
Joel Beckman of La Habra California

"Jeffery is enjoying his ultimate reward, eternal life. How proud you all must be of a such a fine young man. Our eternal Father will see you through your grief."
Sally Farris of Pearland, TX

"We are very grateful for your son's sacrifice, and our prayers are with you in your time of loss. Greater love has no man, but that he would give his life for others."
The Hogan Family of Charleston, SC

"Sometimes I feel that America doesn't necessarily derive it's greatness from its Constitution and superb system of government, its military or economic prowess, or its so-called amazing diversity, but from the individual great spirits of men like Jeffrey B. Starr. Courage, conviction and purpose-- something all great men have that so many others of us are stridently searching for. I thank Jeffrey for his sacrifice, for giving myself and other now-free peoples (the Iraqis) the world over the continued chance to pursue these three things in search of our own greatness. I am so proud to be an American, so proud to come from a country that has produced men like Jeffrey B. Starr. Thank you so much, God bless you and your family."
Taylor Conant of New York, NY

"Words do not suffice. All I can say is God bless your soul, CPL Jeffrey Starr. And I pray that God grants comfort to your family & friends in this, their time of sorrow. God bless you.."
Bob Major of Bloomington, IN

"Although we don't know you personally, we love you like our own and we are very proud of you. You are very special and I know God thinks so too as he only calls His own to Him. May the Lord give your family strength and courage to carry on and know the Price of Freedom is very steep, but because of your heroism we will stay the course. Our grandson Blakely is in Iraq (1/11th Army Mortars) and we know prayers are being sent up for his safety as well. God Bless you and your family and keep you in His care."
Neal and Fran Griffin of Austin, Texas, USA

"Semper fi cpl Starr- god bless you."
twclark of mentor,ohio,usa

"The freedom and values of this great nation are paid for by the sacrafices of young men such as Jeffery Star. I, and all Americans are in his debt, and will never forget what he fought for."
Larry Lindauer of Meridian, Idaho. USA

"God Bless Jeffrey Starr and his family. Every day I wake up, I thank God for people like Cpl Starr and the other brave men and women who have risked or given their lives for the rest of us."
Mary Sullivan of Chicago IL USA

"in the uncle's clarification of the fetid ny times' attempt to foully use jeff's memory, you have truly honored his memory in a manner the sheehans and nyt's editors simply, weirdly and inexplicably cannot understand. they are weak and are fortunate people like jeff provide their freedom. jeff is a hero and I love him and honor his memory. I will use his words as an example to my children, and honor him.

bless your whole family.

and yes, I'm in Hollywood!

(get up off the floor, please)"
neal tabachnick of LA

"We will pray for Jeffrey Starr and for his family. And honor his memory for his courage and sacrifice in defending and spreading freedom."
Mary Parlee of Brunswick, Maine, USA

"Cpl Starr understood at a young age what too many of us will never understand... Our lives are not simply about being alive, but about recognizing that we have a purpose and directing our lives towards that purpose. Cpl Starr, thank you for your service and your inspiration. May God bless and comfort your family."
John Walsh of Colorado Springs, CO

"Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice. Our deepest sympathy to your family."
Karen Labauve of Roswell, NM, USA

"The only way I can attempt to thank Cpl. Starr for his courage in defending me and everything I hold dear is to tell his family and loved ones:
God bless you and comfort you and hold you close. Jeffrey is an angel waiting to welcome us all home one day. Until then, we can lead lives of freedom and hope thanks to him and his fellows."
Julie Mckinley of Austin TX

"True heroism is about helping,serving and saving others and is a selfless act. Jeffery Starr is a hero.
No higher acculade is appropriate."
Stephan Zehner of Fort Myers Beach, Fl

"We want you to know that we are so proud of your family and your son. You, as a family, shared your son with us so he could make our world a safer and better place. We hope you will continue to always talk about your hero son and his thoughts and his wishes and above all, his willingness to make life better for the rest of us.
Shout it to the highest rooftops. You have the right. How lucky he is to have a family who is proud of him and not afraid to say what he stood for and how he felt. You have greatly honored his name. Continue to do so. May God' mercy and blessings stay with you always and God bless your son, Jeffrey. He is one of the brightest stars in the Heavens....."
Bob and Lynda of Pasadena, CA USA

"You, Sir, are a Saint. Thank you."
John Bardenheier of St. Louis, MO USA

"I am deeply touched by Corporal Starr's message. Having shared his belief in God, our country, and it's lofty ideals.
It matters not what critics say.It is the valor that counts, and the conviction that freedom for every human being is worth dying for."
Robert S. Viola of Somers Point, NJ

"Thank you for your service. God Bless You and your family!"

"Well done, Good and Faithful Servant.

With deepest sympathy & most profound admiration for your sacrifice ..."
The Allans of West Covina, CA

"I'll see you soon. Thank you Jeffrey."
Pastor T Lawlor of Lincoln, Me. USA

"Thank you for your service.
And He will raise you up on eagles wings....."
Michelle Abrams of San Diego, CA

"Thank you."
of Iowa

"We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.

Go with God, soldier. Thank you."
Anonymous of Tallahassee, FL

"To the family of Cpl. Starr,

The sacrifice made by your loved one is the ultimate gift that one man can give in life.

The fact that in spite of the risks, he believed in his mission and even prepared for that ultimate sacrifice, is another testament to his outstanding character.

I hope that you will continue to make every effort to "get his story out" the way he would have liked it told.

With my deepest sympathy........"
J.C.Cummings of Winfield, ILLinois

"I won't forget you Jeffrey B. Starr...ever."
B. Robinson of Oakdale, CA

"I grieve for the loss of such a fine young man as Jeffrey Starr. I grieve for his parents, loved ones and friends, particularly since so many have despicably tried to twist his life and use his death for their selfish political ends. My comfort is this, and I hope it is yours: through Jesus Christ he is now in the loving arms of God, where there us no fear, or pain. And he joyfully awaits his reunion with you all. God bless and keep you."
John Earnest of Birmingham, Alabama

"Your grief at losing such a fine young man is beyond measure but I hope knowing that so many strangers and friends alike share your sorrow will help ease the pain. I wish Jeffrey and all the other brave soldiers could have come home to their families but I thank God we have soldiers like Jeffrey willing to fight for freedom for all mankind. Thank you for your service, your sacrifice and may God bring you peace."
Victoria McIntyre of La Jolla, California, USA

"To Jeff's family: My own son served two tours in Iraq, I am very proud, as you must be. Semper Fi. May you be blessed, and may God comfort you."
Larry Ward of Fredonia, KS

"Both my parents served in WWII and were at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack. The United States needs soldiers like your fallen son who understand the price of our freedom. God bless your family."
Jerry Brauer of DeKalb, Illinois

"For the parents and loved ones of Jeffrey Starr: He's from the home of heroes, and he's gone to the home of heroes. I buried my husband at Arlington National Cemetary nearly two years ago, amongst great soldiers like Jeff. You can always be proud that he died in the service of his country."
Fran Kruger of Gold River, CA

"God Bless Jeffrey and God care for his wonderful family.
The only reason we are free today is because of Great caring men like Jeffrey Starr. He personifies the true spirit of America.
Thank You Cpl. Starr"
Gene Brennan of Chatham, MA

"God bless your family and your brave and honorable son. His service and sacrifice bare witness to the quality of Jeffery's family and friends.
Thank you"
Ross Skinner of Payson, AZ

"God bless the parents of this outstanding young man. I hope my children grow up to be like him."
Roberto Healy of Houston, TX

"Now there was a Man!"
Charles Norton of Borrego

"I am so moved by your son's courage and devotion to freedom I do not have the words to thank you for raising such a fine man. No matter what you hear, no matter what you read, no matter what you see there are many more good people in this world that understand the cause Jeffrey died for. Thank you for your sacrifice."
Mike Nesvacil of Maplewood, MN

"Thank you and your family for the sacrifice you made in helping to preserve and extend that "Shining City On The Hill"."
The Johnsons of Gilbert, Arizona

"God Bless you Jeffrey, your family and girlfriend. Thank you for your service and sacfifice. You will never be forgotten.
The Hill Family, Troy, Mi."
Dennis of Troy, Mi

"Thank you for your son's bravery and willingness to serve our country. He truly is a hero to me and I thank God for you and him. Our prayers are with you."
Chris of Montgomery, AL

"as we get older we wonder if our children's generation has what it takes to preserve our nation. Jeffrey's clarity of thought and purpose reassures us that the greatness of america resides in our youth. Job well done Thank you"
Richard Francis of Statesville, NC

"To all who have served, and especially to those who have died in service to their Country, I salute you and thank you. You have made possible all the freedoms we have and enjoy. To honor your memory I promise to stand up and fight just as you did for the ideals I believe in, the ideals and promises our Founding Fathers and ancestors fought and died for. We still value those ideals. We thank God that you did, too."
Tim Chandler of Memphis, TN, USA

"Your son Cpl. Starr is truly a hero. God bless the Starr family and may the memory of their heroic son remain in our hearts forever."
Bob Pruett of Houston, TX, USA

"I weep at the loss to us ALL when a Man or Woman as good and noble as Cpl. Starr dies for Freedom so that others may live in Freedom. The entire world is diminished by your passing but we are also upifted by your sacrifice. Your letter speaks the wisdom of the Prophets for it matters not when we die but how. My sympathy and tears go out to those loved ones left behind but I rejoice in Knowing you sit at the table of our Father. My hope is that someday I may be worthy of meeting you."
paul rinkus of shrewsbury,ma

"To all who died for what they believed in and to all of you who currently serve, thank you and know we believe in you and your cause."
Marc Rosenbaum of Rancho Mirage, CA.

"There is no greater price than to give your life for another.

Your son, Jeffrey B. Starr, gave his life for freedom. The New York Times does not understand this. Jeff died for their freedom too. When the WW2 generation gave their lives to free the world, they died not just for Americans, but Europeans, Asians, Jews, Gentile, Muslims, and even Athiests.

Jef has now been added to the greatest generation which is not just WW2 anymore. The world is witnessing another "greatest generation"

May God Bless Jeff's soul and the entire Starr family.

A greatful North Carolina resident."
Peter Voisin of Hendersonville, NC

"God Bless your son. We pray for you and know your loss will always be in your heart but know that his bravery will always be in ours."
Pam Howard of Sandestin, FL

"God Bless your son. We pray for you and know your loss will always be in your heart but know that his bravery will always be in ours."

"To all of those and died and to all of those that still serve, thank you."
Marc Rosenbaum of Rancho Mirage, CA.

"God bless you and thank you from a greatful nation."
Greg Bass of Charlotte, NC/USA

"I want to thank the family of Jeff for raising such a fine young man who gave his life to protect me."
duke walker of carmel, ca

"God Bless Cpl. Jeffrey B Starr and all of his fellow solders who sacrifice for Freedom and the USA. You and your Families are all being prayed for everyday. True Americans and Freedom loving people World Wide understand you Noble cause and sacrifice. Thank you and your Families."
Edward J Downey of Tulas, OK, USA

"Nothing can assuage the pain of the loss of Jeffrey, your son. Nonetheless take courage and pride in the fact that, but for heroes such as Jeffrey, freedom's beacon would be darkened forever and the agents of evil would prevail. His cause was God's own good work."
F. J. Selzer. Col USAF (Ret.) of Fairfax, VA, USA

"I've quoted Cpl Starr's letter on why he fought and died as the signature line on all my e-mail - with proper credit give to him, of course."
Jacqueline Davis, MSG, USAR, Ret of San Antonio, TX

"I have four sons, to imagine losing one of them is nearly more than I can bear. I want the family of Jeffrey B.Starr to know that Americans do honor his sacrifice. We admire and respect those who willingly defend freedom in this world."
Cindy O'Laughlin of Shelbina,Missouri

"Our deepest sympathy and sincere thanks to the family of Jeffrey B. Starr. It is because of men like your son, nephew, grandson, brother and friend that we live in freedom.
May G-d bless you, his family and friends, and all soldiers who have been killed or injured in this and all our wars. They are our honored heros."
Bette Schaffel of Miami, FL

"Thank you, Cpl Starr, for your selfless service to our nation and the cause of freedom."
Chaplain (COL) Lamar Hunt, US Army Retired of Candler, Florida

"A Thank you is not enough but that is all I have....Thank You for showing the best of us. Gods blessing on you and your family"
Jimmie Meehan of California

"I don't know how to say how proud I am of yourson and all the son's in harms way who have given their all in Iraq and Afganistan. Your loss is felt in this home as well as your own. Never as strongly as the grief you are personally feeling. It is a tribute that this country produces Brave Young Men like your son. Sons who recocognize the value of freedom. As far as the New York Times they sold out my generation to an earlier generation of enemies of freedom in Vietnam. Thank you for raising and sharing your Hero with all Americans. Your son saw through to the importance of his and this nations valient cause.
When I hear someone badmouth the war in Iraq I always reply I an greatful that some hardass 19 or 20 year old Marine is overthere killing as many Al Quiada thugs in the Middle East than having those thugs sitting in a safe haven planning their next attack on woman and children here at home. As a fellow Christian I can say your son is at the right hand of ofhis savior.
NRB Navy Hospital Corpsman, SEAL, LCDR, US Navy Retired"
Norm Bond of Vido, TX

"I am so thankful for the testimony you left and for your great service to our country; it touched me deeply. I pray God's blessings and comfort to your family and loved ones."
Mary Cavanaugh of Dalton, Georgia

"Thank you for your service Cpl Starr. Mr. & Mrs. Starr, thank you for raising a fine Christian and servant. May God comfort you in your missing Jeff by continually reminding you how he is now home. You make us proud to be parents of a soldier."
Layne & Cathy Herring of Tulsa OK

"Who more than self their country loved and mercy more than life ...

May God always bless our nation with patriots such as Jeffrey"
Robert of Ellijay, Georgia

"The Lord said: "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" "Here am I! Send me." Isaiah 6:8"
Greg Casey of Panama City, Panama

"Men and women like you are the reason that the world can look to America when humanity is tested. You are an honor to us all and may you rest forever in peace and the light of freedom.
God Bless You and Yours"
Mark Viana of East Providence, RI

"God bless you and your fallen comrades. All of you served and sacrificed so that evil would not triumph. Thank you."
Vincent Ikley of Richmond, Va., USA

"Psalm 116:15--Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. Thank you, Cpl. Starr for your sacrifice. Thank you, Starr family for such an upright man. God Bless You."
M. Campey of Nashville, TN

"Lord, please comfort Jeffrey's family. Let us always remember to give thanks for him, those who are with him and those who are still putting their lives on the line to make this world a better place."
Christine of Center Moriches, NY

"Thank you, Cpl Starr. And thank you, Lord, for the many others like him who valiantly defend us by trying to make the world a better place for those in Iraq and Afghanistan."
Jean Reazer of Lebanon, OH, USA

"Thank you for your sacrifice. Your name will be forever honored as part of freedom's legacy."
Will of Hummelstown, Pa

"Cpl. Starr's life and sacrifice make me very proud to be American. Just as reading the New York Times makes me ashamed of those who give aid and comfort to the enemies of freedom."
Gary Morley of Paris, Texas

"May we be worthy of such men."
Michael Landry of Fayetteville AR 72704

"God bless this fine young man. May he sit at God's right hand. And bless his fine family. My prayers are with you."
Pat of New Orleans

"The courage and dedication it takes to pull a 3rd combat tour is CPL Starrs legacy. Jeffrey....thank you for another day of freedom."
R. Lee Dionne, US Army Infantry of Crystal Springs, MS

"I am eternally grateful for the unequal sacrifice you have made for your nation and the world."
Joe nathan of Memphis, TN

"I am so sorry to hear of another soldier's death, but it is men like Cpl. Starr that make me wish I was 20 again so that I could have had the honor of enlisting and serving beside him. America is indebted to this valiant and selfless soldier, Cpl. Starr. Upon his death, he was promoted...to Heaven."
Steven Fries of Fort Myers, FL

"May God bless and give you comfort."
T. Witcher of Caney,OK

"Thanks for the sacrifice of your son and loved one . May god ease your pain and may we all see and meet Jeffrey and the other soldiers again someday."
Bonnie Rogers of Forks, Wa. 98331

"Thank you, Jeff, for your inspiring courage and sacrifice. You have left an indelible mark on this country.

"And thank you to Jeff's family. I pray that God will comfort you in His big arms and let you know in your hearts that Jeff is with Him."
Roxanne McKnight of San Antonio, Texas

"God Bless this brave soldier and his family. RIP."
Judy of New York

"Praise God for worthy men such as Jeffrey Starr. May God rest his soul and comfort his family. He is, and will always will be, an American hero, and I for one honor and praise his service and sacrifice for the cause of freedom. May his service and ultimate sacrifice never be forgotten. It is worth repeating: Praise the Good Lord that the United States of America still produces men such as Jeffrey Starr for he was a better man than I."
Matthew Thomas of Charlotte, NC/USA

"GOD Bless Corporal Starr and his beloved family. You are the true hero's and I will not forget you in my daily prayers. May the good Lord keep you strong in your faith, and may he protect the brave soldiers who defend freedom throughout the world."
Joellen M. Arrabito of Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

"Thank you to Corporal Starr's family for sharing him and his story. God Bless You/"
Nada Brown of Applegate, OR

"God bless you with his strong right arm as you dry your tears. Your son died a hero to the Iraqi and American people. Because of your gifted and honorable soldier, we and the Iraqi's are freer, and able to pursue our dreams. This is a gift from your son that will last for generations!"
Jean Hermann of Lake Leelanau, MI USA

"I pray God will ease the pain of CPL Starr's loved ones and thank God for the life that he lead, his sacrifice, and his sure and certain resurrection. A Patriot and Hero!"
R. A. Brown of Triangle, VA

"My family and I will be forever grateful for the supreme sacrafice you made to make the world a better place.

God bless you and your family."
Michael Brody of Westport, CT

"I hope the messages from others have brought you some comfort. I am proud to be an American and to know that we still have young men and women who are real heros. Your soldier is a real hero and nothing that anybody says can take that away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."
Loraine Higdon of Alabaster, Alabama

"God bless Jeffrey Starr. He is a true hero as are the rest of our service members. All will remain in our prayers."
James J. Farrell of West Chester,PA

"I am proud of the commitment that Cpl. Starr showed to his nation and to humanity. I am so sorry for the loss of this fine young man. My son also has served in Iraq and has expressed the same sentiments as Cpl. Starr. God bless them all."
Patti Sayer of Tampa, Florida

"God bless you and yours"
Mark W. Russell of Huntsville, Texas

"Semper Fi brother. Thank you for protecting me, my family and all freedom loving peoples of the world. Our time on earth is short, but the memory of those who choose to help their fellow man will live through the ages. There is no honor as great as the sacrifice you've made. God bless you and your family. God bless America."
Ed Poinsett of Demorest, GA

"Thanks, corporal Star."
B. Caporale of Athens, Ohio

"God Bless Jeffery,his entire family and his friends lucky enough to have known him."
Michael Qualey of Elmira, NY

"I pray for your family and I cry in memory of your son. I am 70 year old veteran and I would enlist tomorrow to replace a soldier if I could. You have our prayers."
Don Denny of Champaign, IN/USA

"Only Americans are willing to sacrifice their own lives so that people they don't even know can be free. You are a great American, and make me proud to be an American."
Dave Phillips of Shelley, Idaho

"Marine Cpl. Jeffrey B. Starr I'm not sure I can find the right words to express how sad and proud I feel after reading your letter on michelle malkins website.

Just let me say this.

Your words, your actions, and your sacrafice, inspire me to be a better man, a better american, and a better christian.

I hope to one day be worthy enough to meet you in heaven and shake your hand.

GOD bless you Cpl. Jeffrey B. Starr and GOD bless your family."
Fernando Frausto of La Habra Heights CA,USA

"Day in and Day out, I meet and speak with people. And when they found out, in general conversation, that I am a Veteran they shake my hand and say 'thank you for your service.' I offer those thanks up to my fallen veterans every day. Thanks for your ultimate service Cpl Starr, Semper Fi."
Paul Skurnick of Port St Lucie Florida

"Heavenly Father, I know that this brave man now sits next to You in Heaven.

Thank You Lord for giving us the gift of Jeffrey's presence for so short a time on earth. Thank You Lord for the good parents who raised such a fine young man. God, and Jeffrey, and Jeffrey's dear family have blessed us all and I thank them all.

Dear Jeffrey, this message is to you in Heaven. Thank you for the legacy of bravery and sacrifice. Thank you for the legacy of your final letter that humbles me. You have honored us all by saying that your sacrifice was for me, and for all in the name of justice and decency. I send you all my respect and prayers. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I will cherish your gift and pray that I can be worthy of the honor. God Bless You Everyone."
marilyn wolgat of taylor, michigan USA

"God bless you, soldier. My prayers to your family."
Sherman Homan of Norwell, MA, USA

"God bless this brave and noble soldier. People like Jeffrey make me proud to be American."
J. Browning of Georgia

"You are in my prayers Mr. and Mrs. Starr and family. I am unable to thank you enough for what your son did for his nation. He sounded like a good Christian man that is probably sitting there right next to or close by the Lord. Thank you again for raising such and exceptional man and solder. Saluting him now..."
Lisd Mora of West Sacramento

"Your bravery and courage will be forever remembered and honored!!! God Bless and keep you!!!!"
The Burghardt Family of Pittsburgh, PA

"We grieve with you over his loss, and we honor his sacrifice. Thank God our nation still produces such wonderful young men."
Tom & Marna Warner of Minneapolis, MN

"God bless and thank you."
an englishman of liverpool

"A sad salute to a worthy young man that paid the ultimate price to protect our freedom. My prayers and best wishes to the family of this fine fallen soldier. You obviously did a fine job raising such a fine young man."
Michael Tucevich of Scottsdale, AZ

"Upon reading this, I felt the need to respond in my own words; words that could convey both my intense pride that people like this are still in this country and my intense sadness that this young man paid the ultimate price for this country, its people and its ideals. However, others have done a far better job than I could. Whatever his religious affiliation, surely the Supreme Being who created us all will have noticed the quality in Cpl. Starr."
Don Schildt of Reading, PA

"Cpl. Starr's story makes me proud to be an American."
Brad Horner of Vancouver, WA/USA

"Only men like Corporal Starr who have a sincere heart for love of their fellow man will make a difference in today's world."
Galen R. Jones of Mountain Home, Arkansas

"I have only the highest admiration and deepest respect for you, Jeffrey Starr.
'Great men' don't just happen. They are a product of a loving family that nurtures them in God given principles."
RJ Hansen of Silver Springs, NV

"I will pray for Corporal Starr, and his family. What a fine man!"
Dave Ragusa of Rochester, NY USA

"Tears flowed freely when I read that another fine man and a hero left us. I never had the honor to meet you, Jeffrey, but I am always indebted to you. Thank you for giving your all. God bless you and your family."
Lina of Hawaii/USA

"Thankyou for your strength and for doing what so many of us are either unable or unwilling to do - but know must be done. Thanks. And God's strength to your family!"
Andrew of Australia

"Cpl. Starr,

Thank you. AND to Cpl. Starr's family Thank you. Never believe that there is one sane person in this world who honestly rejects freedom. My heart and prayers go out to you for your loss."
Tom Schulz of Redding, CT USA

"No words can bring you back. No words can make your loved ones feel no pain. And only one word can describe you. So many words, but only one fits.
Shawn Phillips of Parrish, Florida, U.S.A.

"I am so grateful that there are men of
your son's calibur. So few understand
that this is a war that we must win and
we can only win when these servicemen
have the courage of their convictions.
What an honor to be protected by men
like your son."
Janet Stockstill of Baltimore, MD

"When reading his story I cried. I could only dream of being half the man he was. God bless him, he and his fallen brothers in arms are nothing short of the very best people on the face of the earth. I say that not out of haste or impassioned irrationalities of the moment, but with the truest sense of reflection. He gave everything for the saftey, security, and freedom of total strangers, and he does so with modesty and a sense of duty as if there were no other possible course of action. Words have nowhere near enough impact to convey how much honor he and all others deserve. God bless them all."
Joe Logue of Bloomington, IL

"We thank God for Corporal Starr and others like him who have given their lives to give the Iraqi people an opportunity to choose their own destiny as well as securing the freedom of those of us in the West."
Frank of Perth, Western Australia

"Jeffrey's message is very powerful. I am thankful that it is being published - all of it. Thanks to his uncle for sharing his message and to Jeffrey for communicating his thoughts of sacrifice and service for others."
Robin Lochner of Pipersville, PA

"We are so sad for your loss. May God bless and keep each one of you and bring you peace."
The Norwoods of Midland, TX USA

"The importance of Cpl. Starr's message can't be overstated. So many now refuse to understand why we are fighting against terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. There will be freedom or there will not be freedom. Only by the sacrifice of the likes of Cpl. Starr and his family can we hope to carry the day against those who would take it away. God bless you good soldier."
Bud Kremer of San Jose, CA

"God Bless you and your family. Thank God for brave people like you."
Paul Bradley of Wilmington, Delaware

"Lest we forget . . .
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted:
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
- Laurence Binyon (1914)

Whenever we of an older generation, having fought our wars, look upon the generations coming up . . . we wonder if they will ever be equal to the task they inherit of ensuring the blessings of freedom, justice and democracy for the generations yet to come. When we look at the caliber of MAN Cpl STARR was, by his dedication to duty, by his dedication to his oath and his dedication to a cause greater than himself . . . we can see that the future is in good hands if Cpl STARRs fellow servicemen and women are made of the same stuff as he. The young men and women of the Armed Services were diminished at the loss of Cpl STARR and every other service member we have lost. Yet they honor the memory of each one lost by continuing the mission they have undertaken.

May God grant you the peace which comes from His presence during this time of loss. There are no words which can salve the pain but, we who have lost loved ones on the fields of battle share those things that cannot be explained, as we "have placed so precious a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.""
Dewell J. Cooper, Jr. of Covina, California, USA

"It is an inspiration to read Jeffrey's note on his laptop. His honor and duty to all of us is appreciated beyond mere words but his words remain an inspiration to me."
Jonathan Brown of Fair Oaks, CA

"God bless you Jeffrey Starr, your family and your fellow soldiers. Thank you."
David Straface of Perth, Western Australia

"I'm 49 years old and nothing has ever touched me, since the birth of my kids, as much as Jeffrey's letter.
His sacrifice epitomizes all who volunteer to such a noble cause. Not only have we as a nation lost a great Man, but the Starr family has lost their special son. God Bless You Jeffrey Starr."
Mike of Eugene, Oregon USA

""The essence of a Life
is not measured just in years. . .
It's measured in the laughter that you brought us,
And, sometimes. . .
In the tears."

I did not know you, Mr. Starr. You did not know me. And yet, you died for my freedom and I cannot ever adequately express my sorrow at your passing nor hope to live up to your example. Thank you. I thank ALL America's service men for their sacrifice. Thank you also to Mr. Starr's family for sharing his story with us. We need to be reminded; we so easily forget how we got to where we are. We also forget that every day there are men and women doing what needs to be done to keep us free."
Douglas R. of Denver, Colorado - United States of America

"Fair winds and following seas Cpl. Jeffrey Star. You will be missed."
Jack Van Cleve of US Embassy Baghdad, Iraq

"Thank you Jeffery......"
Jim of Pasadena,California USA


Words are inadequate to express this first generation American's profound gratitude to Jeffrey and all his noble band of brothers so valiantly fallen warding all the rest of us in America's Great War on Terror.

May Jeffrey have an honor guard of angels ushering him with clarion fanfare to Heaven's gates, and may God hold all members of the stalwart Starr family in his comforting embrace till you all meet again in God's own time."
CeeCee of Porter Ranch, CA USA

"To a true American hero. Mahalo for your courage and your sacrifice. Wish that I could take your place."
Jerry Ashburn of Hilo, HI USA

"THANK YOU!!! My nephew will be 2 tomorrow, and it is because of the brave men and women such as you that we can celebrat a happy birthday without fear."
Brandi Vinson of Tishomingo, OK

"God Bless you and your family, Cpl. Starr.
You are our hero."
Anna Shursen of Frisco, Texas

"I do not know you, I am not from this land, but I know what freedom and and sacrifice are. Thank you for giving us all, even us foreigners, the oportunity of freedom in the USA"
Ivan of Snellville, GA

"Cpl. Starr, you are an inspiration to us all. My wife and two daughters sleep soundly in their beds because of your sacrifice. For this I am grateful beyond words. May God hold you in His hand and may He give comfort to your family. You and your fellow Marines, soldiers, sailors and airmen are the best among us. I could not be more proud. Thank you."
The Hanley Family of Tiburon, CA

"God Bless You. 'nuff said.

Darrel Lewis of San Francisco, CA

"I Can only stand in Awe of this great American.
Godbless you and your family."
Pete Barnard of Vancouver Wa

"Thank you Corporal Starr. May you now be in God's care. Our prayers to his family and friends. You are a hero and a blessing to all free men and to those that desire to be."
Russell and Brenda Halstead of Americus, Ga. USA

"I was born in New Zealand - My son served for a year in Iraq - we are now proud citizens of the USA. Cpl Starr's life and words make us even more proud to be Americans. It is an honor for our family to pick up the flag of this nation from the honorable hands of Cpl Starr. Thank you for your life; thank you for your faith; thank you for your wisdom and thank you for the freedom you have won for us all. May God bless your family at this time, and may your noble life inspire the rest of us forever."
Vivien Hibbert of Woodland, CA USA/New Zealand

"The English language is insufficient to our efforts to give thanks for selfless service, so freely offered, that guaranteed our collective security. We offer our prayers to you, to your family, and to your fallen comrades for the gift of your sacrifice. We know our Lord holds all of you in the palm of His hands."
The Cuzzucoli family of Smithtown, New York

"We as Americans can only bow our heads and pay homage to such great men as Jeffrey. Thank you for raising such a young and brave man."
John Middleton of St. Francis, MN

"No greater love has any man than to lay down his life for a friend"
We, your friends, are grateful for the love you've shown to all of us.
You are my hero.
Rest in Peace."
Thomas J. Santos, Jr. of Topsfield, Massachusetts

"God Bless you Jeffrey,
and may God Bless your family.
You are our hero"
The Brown Family of Applegate, Oregon/USA

"Thank-you Cpl. Starr and family. We keep the troops in our prayers."
Peggy, Jim, Kate & Karol of Applegate, MI

"As a mother, my prayers, sympathy and heart go out to Jeffrey's family and friends. A fallen hero, God Bless Him"
Ceil Sposato of Bethel Park, Pa.

"I was born in the Shia community and give thanks to God for Heroes like Jeffrey Starr who are prepared to lay down their lives for the freedom of strangers."
Zainuddin M. Banatwala of Houston, Texas

"To Jeffrey's family: I just read Jeffrey's uncle's letter at Michelle Malkins site. What a wonderful son you have raised. May his soul rest in peace. You and he will be in my thoughts and prayers always. I am eternally grateful."
Mary-Margaret Goff of Bisbee, Az, USA

"thanks for the ride on your shoulder. god speed."
dan greer of normal, illinois

"Thanks isn't enough but it's all we have to give men like this. God rest his soul."
Peter Ahern of Princeton, TX

"At this moment, I've never felt more proud to be an American. It has never been more clear to me that you Jeffrey have died, so that I can live in freedom. Thank-you, see you in heaven."
Daniel Davis of monrovia,Ca., U.S.A.

"Thank you Corporal Starr for your service to the United States of America, your bravery, sacrifice, valor, and selflessness in the cause of our freedom and security. God Bless you and your family. We are eternally gratefull."
M. Hullinger and family of Sudbury, MA/USA

"I just wanted to thank Cpl. Starr, his family and all the others who have sacrificed in this war so that freedom can truly be experienced by all around the world."
David Walton of Omaha, Ne USA

"Semper Fi"
Mark of Pickerington, Ohio USA

"For myself, my wife, and my four-year-old daughter, we offer our thanks to you, Cpl Star. We offer our prayers for you, now at the right hand of God. And we offer our prayers, our gratitude, and our deepest respects to your family. May we all meet where no shadows fall..."
Ric James of Sterling, VA

"I am humbled at the wisdom, bravery, and love for his fellow human beings that Jeffrey Starr displayed. My children will read your story and hear of what it means to be a Christian, an American, a Soldier, a Man.

God bless this great American."
Jim Sute of Trenton, MI

"I was born in Poland and the best day of my life was when I was told by the judge that I am an American now. People don't know what impact the limitations of freedom had on some of us who ware born in communist countries. Jeffrey, I salute you for what you have done. And, if I ever see you THERE, if I deserve to get THERE, I will thank you again. You have my love and those of my family. Witold."
Witold Bujak of Rochester, NY

"God Bless you and your family. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May God watch over your family."
Ed of Howell, NJ USA

"Thank you for your brave serice protecting the great people of Iraq and fighting the war on terrorism in Iraq so our nation dosen't have to fight it on our own soil. God Bless"
Matt D of Chicago

"I was born in Poland and the best day of my life was when I was told by the judge that I am an American now. People don't know what a fight for freedom means to us who ware born in the communist countries. Jeffrey, I salute you for what you have done. And, if I ever meet you THERE, if I deserve to get THERE, I will thank you again. You have my love and those of my family. Witold."
Witold Bujak of Rochester, NY

"Thank you. May god bless."
Ryan of Salt Lake City UT

"Thank you. You have given everything, so that we may have the same."
Jason E. High of Altoona, PA

"I am humbled by the words and actions of Cpl Jeffrey B. Starr, USMC. He has paid the ultimate sacrifice so that others may experience freedom for the first time and to protect us here at home from the evils of global terrorism. I pray that my two young sons grow up with the same principles that Cpl Starr held so dear. Thanks to him, they will continue to have that opportunity.

Cpl Jeffrey B. Starr and family: THANK YOU."
Joe Pasquini of Colonie, NY

">Others have died for my freedom, now this is my mark."

God's "win". Our loss (and, obviously, his family's loss).

Thank you, Cpl. Starr for your dedication to your country.

To your family, saying sorry and thank you isn't enough. But he is in a better place, with his Father in Heaven."
Jeff Ford of Lebanon, TN

"Thankyou Jeffrey. May God bless you and your loving family."
Dorre Nicholau of San Francisxo, California

"Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice."
Simon of London, Ontario. Canada

"The house we hope to build is not for my generation but for yours. It is your future that matters. And I hope that when you are my age, you will be able to say as I have been able to say: We lived in freedom. We lived lives that were a statement, not an apology.

-Ronald Reagan"
Charles Mathis of Stanford, CA

"May God's love surround the Family of Sir Jeffrey Starr. Thank you Jeffrey"
Bill Apel of Dubuque,ia

"Jeffrey's passing, like all our fallen heros, will not go unremembered. Someday I will pass on to my son the story of his bravery and ultimate sacrifice for others.
My prayers are with your family.
Semper Fidelis"
TZ of Omaha,NE

"May God ease the pain of Jeffrey's family as they mourn their loss. Jeffrey gave his life so that others may live. There is no higher tribute.
God bless him and grant him peace. Semper Fi"
Jim M. Ducharme, Major, U.S. Army (Retired) of Mechanicsville, MD...formerly of Yakima, WA

"Greater love hath no man than he that
would lay down his life for his fellow man- (Bible paraphrase)
Thank you, Corporal Starr
God bless you and your entire family."
Bob Davies of New London, CT

"It is always sad when someone like Jeffrey has to lay down his life so that others may live - and live in freedom. He is in exclusive company. With his ultimate sacrifice comes the ultimate reward - and it is not a reward that mere mortals can ever bestow or tarnish. Jeffrey's spirit lives and we are all the better for the courage and the love that he demonstrated while he was among us. I only wish that I had known him personally."
M. L. Kuras of Middleton, MA

"God bless you Jeffrey Starr and to all of those brave men and women who put their lives on the line so people like me and my family can rest in peace."
SCIA of North Andover,MA

"God Bless you Marine Cpl. Jeffrey B. Starr. You are indeed a hero and understood your mission and how important is was for the freedom of everyone, not just the United States. My sympathies go out to your girlfriend and family....they must miss you terribly, but must also know that you are a hero and won't soon be forgotten."
Julie Birkhimer of Waverly, Ohio

"To the family and loved ones of Corporal Jeffrey B. Starr:
I am so sorry for your loss, but I know you know that Corporal Starr honored you, honored his country, and honored his God by his valiant service.
Thank you, Corporal Starr. You are with your Lord, now, and are truly one of the righteous ones who shine like stars in the Kingdom of God."
Faith McDonnell of Annandale, VA

"Thank you to Jeffrey Starr and to the United States of America for protecting our freedom. How I wish Canada was standing shoulder to shoulder with you."
Engelina of St. Albert, Alberta, Canada

"May God rest your soul. Thank you."
B Hegnauer of Puyallup, WA USA

"Thank you and God bless you Jeffrey and family."
A. Denneno of Stoughton, MA

"As it has been said, "We sleep safe in our beds at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence upon those who would do us harm." The depth of that most of us will never know.
K Tirrell of Enfield, CT

"thank you...what else can one say...thank you and may your family find peace"
Leon Matsil of panama city, florida

"Godspeed, Cpl Starr. Our country is safer because of your sacrifice."
Patrick Brown of Dallas, TX

"For a Fallen Soldier

...Sleep my son, your duty's done...
For Freedom's light has come.
Sleep in the silent depths of the Sea
Or in your bed of hallowed sod.
Until you hear at dawn
The low, clear reveille of God"
Michael A. Crognale, Captain, USAF (Ret) of Keller, TX

"Very sweet. What a man. Thanks for raising him to be courageous and with such depth of character. We share your loss."
Bette Solomon of Sierra Madre, CA/USA

"Was touched and inspired by Jeff's Uncle's interview on Michelle Malkin's blog. America is what it is today because of a long line of selflish, godly men like Jeff"
Rev. Tim Shumaker of Thornville, OH

"Thank you, your son's story has given me all I need to keep focus everyday no matter the circumstances. He has his reward now in Heaven. God bless!"
Jeff Weber of Tallahassee, Florida

"I am saddened with your loss. However, as the Bible says, we do not mourn as those without any hope.

You will see him again, and that is a comfort in times like these.

Thank you for raising a son who had his priorities right. I will be praying for you."
David of Springdale, AR

"I don't know Corporal Jeffery Starr but I have known men like him. Obviously, he is one of those Marines who can easily be called a 'Marine's Marine.' His family is proud of him and his country is proud and grateful for his gallant service. Jesus Christ will look after him and I pray that solace will be realized by those who know and love Jeffery Starr. Semper Fi."
C. R. Britt, USMC of Deer Park, NY

"America was built on the deeds of men like Jeffrey Starr. Whenever the nation called, people like Jeffrey have selflessly served and at times died for America's freedom. We owe them a debt we can never repay. All that we enjoy as Americans, we have because of the courage and purpose of those who served in our armed forces. Thank-you sounds so simple compared to what they gave. I can only hope that all Americans can understand that heros are all around us, in men and women like Jeffrey Starr.
God Bless You Jeffrey!"
Bob Coughlin of Danvers, MA

"I don't know Jeffrey or his family, but I do know that "no greater love hath a man than that he lay down his life for his friends". I have no doubt he's in eternal rest and happiness with God. Thank you, Jeffrey, that my kids have a free and prosperous nation to grow up in."
Brizzell Family of Saratoga Springs, NY, USA

"If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes,
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.

Ooh-rah Cpl. Starr"
Capt. Greg Scott of Scottsdale, AZ

"Jeffery, I do not know you, but you are a brother in arms, a hero. Nothing can make up to your family for your loss, but I hope and pray that they realize that a grateful nation also mourns your loss. You are the best America has to offer. Rest in Peace my Brother. You are a true AMERICAN HERO."
Sam Webb of El Paso, Texas

"Thank God there are men such as these, for these are the one's who keep the rest of us safe and free. Thank you"
s peterson of dover,nh

"May God bless Corporal Starr, his family and those brave men and women who have fought along side him."
Stephen C. Dayton of Bothell, WA. USA

"We, as free Americans, owe our way of life to young men like Jeffery. Nothing that our individual politicians do is as important as what Jeffery did - he gave his life, willingly, for the most noble of reasons - to help others. God bless him and his family."
Emile Bonnecaze of Plano, TX USA

"Semper Fi, Cpl Starr. God bless you and your devotion to the noble cause for which you gave your life. See you in heaven."
Trent Rollow of Fountain Valley, CA

"Thank you!
DOC Eastom
Greg Eastom
2/1 echo company 3rd platoon"
Greg Eastom of mi wulk village , california

"Cpl. Starr : Thank you for your service to our nation. Your friends and family will miss you, although I am sure your soul is celebrating Jesus."
Wayne of Pennsylvania

"Semper Fidelis"
SGT. C. W. Robinson of Maricopa, AZ

"God will now take care of you Jeff while the rest of us toil. You are a true hero in every regard and it is people like you who have made America a great nation."
Norm of Canada

"It's too late to say it in person, but THANK YOU from all of us. You are a hero, not just for fighting and dying, but for helping establish freedom for the Iraqis."
Amy Larson of St. Paul, MN

"I learned of this brave and noble soldiers sacrafice on michelle malkins web-site. I am truly greatful for his work and I pray that the Lord watches over you and your family during these times."
Tony Stewart of Goodyear Arizona

"I just read the piece by Michelle Malkin. God bless Jeffrey and may we forever honor his service and sacrifice. May God also embrace his family and provide them comfort."
John Fellows of Littleton, CO

"There are no words that can properly convey the depth of our sadness nor the gratefulness we feel to Jeffrey and to all who have come before him. Just today, I told my 12 year old son, how blessed we are to be protected and defended by such honorable men. We don't take it for granted and we pray for his family. How wonderful to know he is with His Heavenly Father who must be saying, "Well done, good and faithful servant.""
The Bert Watson Family of Jacksonville, Florida

"Jeffery, you are a brave man,you gave your all.You have a special place in Heaven."
Billy Burke of Hope, Arkansas

"A king's respect for your son, for what he did for our country. I thank God for the brave men and woman protecting me and my family. Your son was truly a very good man. I am humbled by his acts of love."
Mike Eldridge of Wakefield,RI

"I'm so sorry about your loss. Praying that the Lord will grant you strength and courage and peace."
Barbara of Grand Blanc MI

"We are so grateful for the bravery and dedication of our service member heroes like Jeffrey Starr. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all, and their families each and every day."
The Goode Family of Birmingham, MI

"Your sacrifice has not gone unappreciated. God bless you and yours."
Jim Gibson of Marion, NC USA

"God bless you for your brave service, Jeffrey!


Thank you!"
M.B. of Amory, MS USA

"I grieve your sacrifice, but my gratitude is inexpressible: I sleep more peacefully at night knowing that this country still has brave soldiers willing to stand and fight for the greater good. God bless you."
Amy S Stitzinger of Raleigh, NC

"God Bless You, Jeffrey Starr. Your efforts and valor go beyond what I can express with words."
Fred Janosky of Reading PA

"It is only through the courage and dedication to duty of heroic Americans such as Jeffrey B. Starr, that we in this country and in other parts of the world enjoy the freedom won for us at such a high cost. May our merciful God shine His light upon Jeffrey and his valiant comrades. May He also bless his family and comfort them in their sorrow..."
Abel Navarro of Fernandina Beach, FL, USA

"To the family and friends of Jeffrey Starr: My heart goes out to each of you as you grieve the loss of such a fine young man. Jeffrey and his entire family will be in my prayers. It is my hope that your memories of Jeff and the happy times that you shared will be a comfort to you in the times that the difficulty of his loss becomes acute. Many men never truly live or dedicate themselves to making the world a better place. Jeff certainly lived well and fully and has made the world a better place for us all. God bless you all. Thanks be to God for sending us men like Jeff to walk among us for a time do the hard work of ridding the world of the cruel and heartless."
Jon Mosier U.S. Navy of San Diego

"I was a USMC Sergeant during the Vietnam era. I am beholding to you, Jeffrey, you gave the ultimate sacrifice for our Country. Semper Fidelis!"
John McSweeney of Redondo Beach, CA

"II Timothy 4:6-8 "For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." May God bless, comfort, and encourage the family of Jeffrey B. Starr with this Scripture. Hold on to your faith; God's Word is true -- you will see your son again. May God also bless America!"
The Harmons of Clovis, CA

"Cpl Starr. Thank you. There is no way to repay you or the other brave men and women who have given their lives for freedom. May you receive the rewards in heaven you so richly deserve. See you there someday."
Julie of Illinois

"Semper Fi, Corporal Starr. Well done!"
Graham Tebbe of Houston. Texas

"You have my utmost respect and admiration for giving your best. I served in the Marines during Vietnam and am a woman. We have our freedom because of the brave soldiers whom we will never forget. May God bless your family in your time of sorrow. He did what his heart told him to do. Few people who live long lives can ever say that. God Bless America"
Marian Morgan of Saint Charles, Missouri

"God bless our troops, the best on the world."
Eduardo Aleman of Miami, FL

"A true patriot. God bless you and your family."
Vic Murphy of Birmingham, AL

"Cpl. Starr, you were one hell of a man. I have friends on the wall, and I can only hope that America also pays tribute to you brave soldiers as well. I know that I, as a VN vet, will always honor those who gave all. God bless you, and may you rest well."
John Yarno of Snohomish, WA

"As Mel Gibson's character in Braveheart, William Wallace, says, "All men die, few men ever really live".

"For those who have fought for it, Freedom bears a savor the protected will never know."

Here's to a life well lived, Cpl. Starr! Semper Fidelis! This former Corporal with Lima Co., 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines, Vietnam 1968-69 salutes you. May the God of all grace welcome you into His arms. Rest well, my brother."
Van Smith of Hickory, NC

"Thank God for Heros like Jeffrey. It is because of him Iraq will one day be free and more importantly the radical Islamist will be stopped from killing Americans here at home .
To the family and friends your loss is
my gain and I deeply appreciate the sacrifice Jeffrey made for me.

Chet Paradise"
Chet Paradise of Acton , Massachusetts


"The Bright Shield

The shining city ‘pon a hill,
Hath ne’er possessed a stony wall,
Not thorny dike or earthen mound
Defends her from the fall.

Within the city course the crowds,
Commerce drives them most,
Hardly knowing that without
Barbarians lurk in hosts.

There is no city gate to break;
The moat is easily crossed,
And north and south lay trackless lands
Of desert heat or frost.

Who keeps that city bright and free?
Who guards her from her foes?
Who keeps her people far from fear?
Who into danger goes?

Young they are, of either sex,
True and bright and brave,
In colors blue and green and white
They shining city save.

A banner flies of stripes and stars,
Above their high-held heads.
Victory they only give
Upon our foes they tread.

And we who in the city fair
Spend our lives for gain,
Safe behind that youthful shield,
Some dare to them distain.

They march a tiny few against,
A million screams of hate
Behind the daggers sharpen some,
And wish them gruesome fate.

But most do not and never will
Forget their courage rare;
Most for them feel only love,
With thanks owed just and fair.

But more than grateful crowd behind,
Beside them also stand
Ghosts who gave the gift supreme,
A spirit army grand.

Forget not their honor,
Or silent, endure a taunt,
Never let them doubt our love,
And fear will never daunt.

The city shining ‘pon the hill,
Needs not a steely door,
Nor thorny dike or crenneled wall,
Her shield is made from more.

Of flesh and blood her shield is built,
Of valiant hearts and minds.
She is safe within their hands,
As future bright unwinds."
James Wilson of Mesa, AZ

"Cpl. Jeffery Starr has truly left his mark in this troubled world. May GOD bless his soul and give strength and comfort to Jeffery's loved ones."
Rocky Blair of Texas

"God Bless the sacrifice of Jeffrey B. Star. He understood the importance of freedom and paid the ultimate price. It is because of soldiers like Jeffrey, our country is the beacon of freedom to the world. God Bless his family and please accept my condlences and know we honor this great man."
Rich of Colorado Springs. Colorado

"Eulogy for a Veteran

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the Gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the mornings hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush

of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.

author unknown


"My heartfelt condolences to the family of Cpl.Starr. My husband is a 22 year veteran of the Air Force and the Air National Guard. He has fought in both Desert Storms. I salute Cpl.Starr. He is at rest in the Mansions of the Lord. Where no rockets wing and no bullets fly. God bless each of you."

"I will not mourn for the death of Jeffery and those who fought along side him, for their sacrafice was given in the cause for those imperiled, that they may rejoice at their new given freedoms.

To be sure, we will miss Jeffery and the others. We will miss the smiles and hopefulness that lightened our lives. Jeffery and the men and women of our military who have given their limbs and lives to the cause of freedom for others are the new stars illuminating the heavens. They shine their beacon light in the dark areas of the world's soul. Jeffery and his comerads walked the walk, so that others may walk the streets, in freedom. So I celebrate their lives, not mourn their passings. May we all take comfort from their strengths and learn from their courage.

May G-d bless you and keep you.
May He make His countenance to shine upon you and be gracious unto you.
May G-d turn His countenance toward you and grant you peace"
Eric Kahn of Brockton, MA USA

"My sincere condolences on the loss of a wonderful American patriot. He indeed died for a noble cause. You should be very proud of his life and know that the ideals he sacrificed for will be here not only today, but hundreds of years from now. G-d bless you..."
Lt. Jarred Fishman of Pentagon, USA

"My deepest sympathies go out to Cpl. Starr's family. Thank you for your gift to this country. Cpl. Starr was a hero, and it is because of men like him that we live in a free and great country."
Grey Cockrell of Reading, PA

"He was a great young American. Fighting for all our freedom. While Canada has soldiers in Afganistan, I wish Canada was supporting the USA in Iraq too."
Gary of Calgary, Canada

"Thank you for your service. I know you will be missed."
S Millis of Corinth, NY U.S.A.

"My condolences to those who knew and loved Jeffrey Starr. He represents the absolute best of this country.

To be a soldier today in the American armed forces is a noble calling. It is painful that the cost of freedom is so high that America must lose great men like him.

May I never forget his sacrifice."
Steve Obeda of Hillsborough, New Jersey

"Rest in peace forever, brother. May God stand by you and your family. I will pray for you."
Ben of Austin, Texas United States of America

"Cpl Starr was a young man of strength, courage, and conscience. I pray that God will hold his family, friends, and comrades in His hands and give them peace.
"Greater love has no man than this....""
Robin Radlein of Anchorage, AK

"I will say an extra prayer besides the ones I say every week for our military during church services. I believe in this war and the freedom it represents.
God Bless all of our soldiers who are fighting to give freedom to the Iraqi people and to preserve our freedoms here in the United States."
Randy Carter of Trenton, NJ USA

"Semper-Fi, Cpl. Starr and rest in peace, for your death was glorious and righteous."
Joe Manzo of Peabody, MA

"To the family of Cpl Jeffrey B. Starr,
You have my deepest condolences. You raised a great son and patriot and he will be remembered."
Andrew Hicks (CWO4) USN (ret) of San Diego, Ca

"Some of us are mere men, Cpl. Starr was a giant. I will look to the heavens now and know there is one star that shines brightly for freedom."
Will Martin of Aldie, VA

"I am in Awe of Jeffrey and those like him! I have asked over and over again, where do these People/Kids come from? Words are such a Small thing and I could not Begin to Convey my Feelings, Thanks, and Reverence towards Your son and his Family!

Your son and his Comrads are the BEST this country has to offer, I have my Freedom as well as all of us in this country due to Your son and his Fellow Soldiers!"
Mike Oberling of Overland Park, Ks., USA

"Thank you Jeffrey Starr. The life you lived and the sacrifice you made, you are a true American Hero."
A Marine Mom of Oklahoma

"Your courage and sacrifice fill me with awe. In an age of cynics..your bravery and service are an inspiration to everyone. May God enjoy your company, Marine. My love to your family for raising such a hero.
Douglas Hardee
Douglas Hardee of Tampa, Fl USA

"You honor us all, your country, your family and the Marines! I am forever grateful for your service.

A proud Army wife"
Catherine of Enterprise, AL

"Cpl. Starr is the real American. I just live here enjoying all the blessings he has given me. Thank God for him. What will I do the rest of my life to repay even a fraction of the debt I owe him and his family?"
Bill Shine of Rumson NJ

"May God bless his soul. Though nothing can make up for your loss, remember that the world is a better place because of his life.

He obviously lived a life worth living.

It must be an honour to have known and loved him."
Dana of Ottawa, Ontario/Canada

"May God bless you and keep you through trial and tribulation.
Thank you for your sacrifice, freedom will continue to ring true and unabated through your sacrifice."
Lacey Mann of Austin, TX

"I am tremendously honored for this most ultimate sacrifice. This death was not in vain. Never forget that. Thanks to Cpl. Starr and those who also have given their lives, my young sons may not have to go to war to protect our freedom. God bless you and strengthen your family, and protect you from those poor souls who cannot grasp the honor and valor of Jeff Starr."
Mary Freas of Amarillo, Texas, USA

"I thank you in behalf of my 4 children, you have help better there future world."
rick sipperley of newaygo, michigan

"I'm from Australia. My grandfather served with Americans in the Second World War and taught me the debt of gratitude that my country and free people everywhere owe the United States and its military. That debt is still growing. God bless this brave man and his family."
Brian Jackson of New York

"God holds a special place for the brave. I promise never to hold my freedom cheap, since its cost is so terribly high. Thank you."
Mark A. Powers of Tracys Landing, Maryland, USA

"Words can not do justice the appreciation and thanks I have for Jeffrey's commitment to our country and making sure we and all our children and grandchildren remain free. I know how proud you are of his service and thank God for men and women like Jeffrey. I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless You All"
Joanne of Westport, CT

"Thank God for such courageous men. America owes them a debt that can never be repaid. The memories of their sacrifice will live on forever in the hearts and minds of the American people. Without men such as these, America could not exist."
Jack of Portland, OR - U.S.A.

"God bless Jeffrey, a true American patriot. My heart goes out to the survivors and I will keep you all in my prayers. You raised a fine son."
Ken Roberts of Newport, OR

"Cpl. Starr was certainly a brave man, proud to serve his country.You are justly proud of his service.
I join in your sorrow. God Bless."
Daniel Foynes of NY.USA

"I thank God for men like Jeffrey B. Starr and the families who raise such hero's.
I owe my freedom to Jeffrey and those who serve us yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Thank you."
Gabriel Struna of Hilton Head, SC

"Rest eternal grant to Cpl. Starr, O Lord;
And let light perpetual shine upon him.

May his soul and the souls of all the departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen

I thank you for your service, Jeffrey."
Fr. JW Stephenson of Riverton, KS

"I read about this wonderful young man on Michelle Malkins web-site. Thank you for raising a beautiful American like Jeffrey, wish we had more like him, I guess thats what makes our soldiers so very special. I light a candle daily for the safety of our soldiers. Please know how very sorry I am for your loss. With all my love."
Laurie of Henderson, NV.

"From one Marine family to another: "God bless you, thank you and Semper Fi. Our hope and promise is the reunion in the end for all of us and our fallen Warriors .""
Julie Murphree of Phoenix, Arizona

"Cpl. Jeffrey B. Starr left his mark in the most honorable manner. When all is said and done, it will not be forgotten."
Eric C. Levanda of Pike Road, AL

"My prayers are with his family and I am so proud and grateful to have a young man of his caliber represent this country. God Bless Him and Keep Him."
Lorraine Housel of Kingman, Arizona

"My heart goes out to Corporal Starr's family. Thank you for raising a son that LOVED America, and was willing to give up his life for me, and my family's safety.
God Bless you Jeffrey!"
Candy Hanely

"As a Marine (88-94, hon.discharged) I am wounded by the loss of Cpl Starr. God be with your family, and I know without doubt that you are loved by all."
David Rush of Wyandotte, MI

"As a Marine (88-94, hon.discharged) I am wounded by the loss of Cpl Starr. God be with your family, and I know without doubt that you are loved by all."
David Rush of Wyandotte, MI

"God Bless Jeffrey Starr, and God Bless our great neighbour and protector, the United States of America. Thank you for fighting for freedom and democracy."
Michael Ward of Toronto, Canada

"Cpl. Jeffrey B. Starr...A HERO defined. You will not be forgotten!"
Tom of Cincinnati, Oh

"It is reassuring to know that there are those who are not willing to cave in to the enemies of humanity, and who are appreciate that freedom is not free. Condolences to Corporal Starr's loved ones."
K. H. Ryesky of Long Island, NY

"My sincere sympathies to Cpl. Starr's family. He was a hero and a fine example to many who value our country's freedoms.

I think Cpl. Starr would like this line from an email I received from a soldier currently serving in Iraq:

"My job is to defend freedom and there is nothing else I could do that would make me more proud than what I am doing now.""
Karen of Florida

"And he will hear from on high - 'Well done, thou good and faithful servant!'"
Richard of Torrance, CA

"Corporal Starr, a true American hero."
Preston of Little Rock, AR

"Thank God for those willing to risk injury and death so that others may live in freedom, liberty and dignity. Thank God for Jeffrey B. Starr."
Bill Wright of Wake Forest, NC USA

"May God bless and embrace his noble soul"
Mike McGarrity of Middletown, DE

"He is an Angel now standing at the side of God. He is gone from this world but never will he be forgotton."
D. Ward of Burk, TX. U.S.

"Another hero (Jeffrey B. Starr) pays the price of freedom. May God welcome you into the kingdom of heaven."
Brad Ward of Austin, Texas

"My eldest son is an Eagle Scout volunteering for the Army ROTC program at Purdue University in Indiana. I am so proud of him that sometimes, just sitting or walking, I find myself in tears. Surely Jeffrey B. Starr, Soldier, would understand that this intense thankfulness extends to him, and all who serve our country in the long, long line of those who HATE tyranny and oppression. As a lyricist and poet, a portion of an ode written to Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever" reads as follows:

"United, America stands,
As on eagle-wings floating Old Glory:
'Neath Star-spangled Banners advance,
Bearing Justice as Victory's trophy."

God bless this noble man, Jeff Starr. God bless America, and all who pledge Life, Fortune, Honor in Freedom's cause. Amen."
John Blake of Shrewsbury, NJ USA

"My eldest son is an Eagle Scout volunteering for the Army ROTC program at Purdue University in Indiana. I am so proud of him that sometimes, just sitting or walking, I find myself in tears. Surely Jeffrey B. Starr, Soldier, would understand that this intense thankfulness extends to him, and all who serve our country in the long, long line of those who HATE tyranny and oppression. As a lyricist and poet, a portion of an ode written to Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever" reads as follows:

"United, America stands,
As on eagle-wings floating Old Glory:
'Neath Star-spangled Banners advance,
Bearing Justice as Victory's trophy."

Gof bless this noble man, Jeff Starr. God bless America, and all who pledge Life, Fortune, Honor in Freedom's cause. Amen."
John Blake of Shrewsbury, NJ USA

"We will mourn you, Marine, but we will carry on. Semper Fidelis, Corporal Starr, see you on the Other Side..."
Sgt. B. of Rockford, WA

"I am so happy that the rest of your wonderful son's letter was printed on Michele Malkin's webpage. I am so sorry for your loss."
Jaye of PA

"Two simple words: THANK YOU!"
Jason of Indianapolis, IN

"Are we Americans worthy of men like Jeffrey B. Starr? Do we realize the grandeur of their souls, tested in the harshness of battle?

God bless the parents who raised him."
Margaret McCarthy of Libertyville, IL USA

"God bless him and his loved ones. We , here in Vancouver Canada , enjoy our freedom because of his sacrifice . I weep for this country and what it has become but hold on to the spark of hope that men and women from the United States, like Jeffrey Starr, have enough faith, courage and honour to save us all. I will instill this thought in the people under my care and hold the memory of Jeffrey Starr dear."
Matt Bingham of Vancouver, British Columbia , Canada

"To the family of Cpl Jeffrey B. Starr:

I cannot express my sorrow for you and your loved ones nor the pride that swells within me knowing that Jeffrey sacrificed his life for the noble cause of freedom. I promise to raise my children up knowing that the freedoms and security that they enjoy is paid for by the blood of men and women like that of Cpl. Starr.

God bless you and yours."
Aaron Patterson of Marengo, Illinois

"Thank you Jeff. You are a Great American. Here's hoping we are all good enough to see you again some day and thank you in person. May God bless and comfort your family."
John Stotz of Fallon, NV

"My Uncle Felipe died in the Korean War and though I never had a chance to meet him, I do remember him. I'll remember your son, Jeffrey, who like my uncle died serving his country for the great and noble cause of freedom. God Bless your family."
The Ramirez Family of Austin, Texas USA

"You make me proud to be an American, from a Vietnam War "Screaming Eagle"."
Gus K of Darien, Ct.

"Dear Corporal Starr and Your Family,
I too served as a Marine 1969-1981. I appreciate and am grateful for your service and sacrifice for your fellow Marines, Family and America. Marines who have served as you, know a greatness of purpose, mission of immediate support to a nation that wants a chance for democracy and that means great men must step up and do the work. You have done the work, you made the absolute commitment and your family and all Americans are grateful and deeply sorrowful. Thank you. Semper Fi."
Merrill C. Waters of Sacramento, California

"Once a Marine,always a Marine. Thank you my brother, for your service. Semper Fi"
James Holley of Fresno Ca USA

"Thank you for your service, honor, and bravery. Your sacrifices will not be forgotten."
Scott D of Minneapolis, MN

"Words cannot express the gratitude residing in my heart for the service and sacrifice you gave to this country. May you rest in peace, Jeffrey. God Bless Your Family."
Vanessa Sgroi of Rochester, NY

"This country produces extraordinary young people - Jeffrey you are certainly one. RIP and may your family find peace also. God Bless"
RR of Honolulu

"I can't wait to meet you! Well done and I'm proud to serve in the same military you did. My condolences and prayers go to your family. I will work to make you proud."
Monty of San Angelo, TX

"I just read the full story of this fine young man on Michelle Malkins website - the parts that the NY Times chose to dedact.

To the family may I extend my deepest sympathies, and also my thanks for raising a young man of such character.

God bless Jeffrey and keep him at His side, and God bless and keep the family."
Bruce Emmott, NYPD retired of Merrick, NY

"To the family of CPL Jeffrey B. Starr,

My sympathies to you on the loss of Corporal Starr. Throughout my life and my military career of more than 32 years, I have encountered many Marines. Each and every one has exemplified all that is noble and worthy of emulation by those of us who served in the armed forces and, indeed, by all Americans. Corporal Starr is certainly one of those – one of the best.

I will leave you with this thought by John Stuart Mill: “War is an ugly thing, but it is not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares about more than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free unless make and kept so by better men than himself.”"
Edward Robbeloth, Lt Col, USAF (Ret) of Ft Walton Beach, FL

"'Others have died for my freedom, now this is my mark.' The words are every bit as eloquent as Patrick Henrys' 'I regret I have but one life to give....',
and his deeds are as brave.
Jeffrey Starr should be remembered 200 years from now as we remember Henry.
Great men do walk among us today. It's just that most of us are too small to recognize them.
Thank God for such men!"
Jim Mackin of Aliquippa

"I read your letter Jeffrey. I am incredibly impressed at your appreciation of the freedoms that we Americans enjoy. Yet so many take for granted. And to go to another country and fight so that those people may taste what our ancestors have fought so hard for.
After reading your letter, I am compelled to get off of my complacent butt and do what I can to protect our nations freedoms and values."
Warren Stephens of Alameda, CA


You made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom for foreign people in a foreign land. You are a true hero, and the true measure of what a man is. Your family will always be proud of you, i'm sure. Your fellow Marines and friends will never forget you. I slaute you, Marine. Semper Fi."
Lawrence Kent of Encinitas, CA

"My eyes cannot restrain the emotions I feel after reading of this man-of-God's sacrifice.

My son Jeremiah is at Camp Pendelton and is scheduled to deploy to Iraq in August. I have waited like other fathers, for the news of these orders that will put Jeremiah in harms way.

I am saddened each day that we lose men and women like Jeffrey but I am heartened that some of these men and women are true warriors of God. These warriors understand what it truly means to defend those who not only cannot defend themselves but more often than not will spurn the very God that sends us to defend them.

Mercy. Jeffrey exhibited mercy by going to Iraq and defended these men, women and children.

Michael S. Clines"
Michael S Clines of Roseville Calif USA

"God Bless You and the family you have left behind. Your nation mourns for you, and honors your memory by recognizing your sacrificies for Freedom. The Military is my family, and I'm proud to be among them."
Stacy, United States Military Brat of Boston, MA

"Semper Fi Cpl. May the Lord bless you and your family for your un-swerving devotion to God and Country, as well as to the people of Iraq whom you gave your life trying to help."
Alec of Mesa, Arizona

"Semper Fi Marine! God be with you!

Cpl. R. Kelly Bailey (1986-1991)
Kelly Bailey of Seattle

"To the family of CPL Starr,

I am truly sorry for your loss. It an angers me that the NYTimes would misrepresent CPL Starr's feelings about the war in Iraq, and thus trivialize his service to our nation.

As a Soldier who has deployed to Iraq, I too feel the way Jeffrey did about our mission there. I am currently enrolled in ROTC and will commission in the spring of '07. It is my intent to forever honor those, like Jeffrey, who have died preserving a way of life that is bigger than us all.

May the Grace of God be with you always."
CDT Joel A. Martinez of Fort Hood, Texas

""How do we find these guys?" In a time in this country where there is so much confusion about our reasons to be in Iraq, to get clairity you don't need to read the NY Times, you only need to listen to the people that are there and are making the sacrifices on a daily basis. God Bless and keep you Cpl Starr. Semper Fi!"
Dan Rutter of San Diego, CA

""Should the Army or the Navy ever look on Heaven's scenes. They would find those gates are guarded by United States Marines.
Cpl. Starr has graduated boot camp and has been assigned to his permanent duty."
Lcpl Joe Yoest of Pittsburgh

"May God Bless you. Rest in Peace and Thank you."
David Torres of New Rochelle, NY

"Cpl. Starr,

Throughout my military career I always was in awe of you Marines and the tremendous support of your families. You died for the noblest of causes and you will never be forgotten. Semper Fi!"
Rolf E. Carson, USN (ret.) of Colorado Springs, CO

"I learned about you on www.michellemalkin.com. God bless you, your family, and your comrades, living and dead."
S. Taylor of Kensett, IA

"God bless you Jeffrey, God bless your family and friends who will miss you everyday and thank you from my family, paying the ultimate price for the freedom of others, God bless you sir."
Bryan Huskins of Aichach Germany

"God bless you, and may you rest in peace. Your country is so awed and proud."
M. Ruiz of New York, NY

"SIR, you were a brave man of God. Your service to this country will never be forgotten by me or my family. Thanks!!"
John N. Lilly III of Gainesville, Ga

"Mr. Starr, I believe that you have achieved immortality, both literally and figuratively. Jesus Christ once said that there is no greater love than to lay down your life for a brother. And for those who know the whole truth about what compelled you to serve in Iraq, through the letter you wrote to your girlfriend that was found on your laptop, it is remarkable and amazing that you and your fellow soliders came to regard the Iraqi people as your brothers and sisters. Whatever belief system you consciously held her on this earth, I believe that you are with the angels now, in the presence of our Creator.

You had a vision that few of us can yet see, but there will come a day over the distant horizon of human history when swords will be beat into plowshares, and the lamb will lay down with the lion. That new millenium will come - and sooner rather than later - with the return of our Lord and Savior - King Jesus. In the meantime, you have fought against the armies of darkness, and laid down your own life to hold back the tide of evil on this earth. It was not just one man who was responsible for the hideous tortures and executions of the Iraqi people. If anyone doubts the existence of Satan or real, tangible evil, they should closely examine the overwhelming evidence found in that country, and then study human history throughout the ages before asking the question - why there, of all places?

God rest you, Christian soldier. May your loved ones find peace in knowing with all their hearts that you are eternally alive, and that they can see you again someday.

George Brandt of South Windsor, CT USA

"Sunday night our church will be hosting a welcome home party for one of our own, LCPL Roskam of 1/5 Alpha. It was good for me to be reminded of those whose welcome home was not a celebration.

Thank you to the family of CPL Starr, for supporting his service. Thank you for the sacrifice you make daily because of that support. I'm crying with and for you, but with a grateful heart that God has Jeff safe in His care. How precious are the words "we sorrow, but not as those that have no hope".

I'm looking forward to meeting him (and you) in heaven someday. May the ALWAYS FAITHFUL God whom we serve, undergird you and strengthen you today."
Dorothy, Proud Parent of Two United States Marines of Hart, MI

"Thankyou Corporal Starr and his family. We wish that we were more worthy. We will try to honour your loss and sacrifice."
Peter and Diana Sebben of San Antonio, Texas, USA,

"To paraphrase Scripture - "For he so loved the ideals of freedom that he gave his life so others could experience that freedom" I know God welcomes each of his children, but I truly think that He gives an extra firm hug to our servicemen and women while whispering "Well done, welcome home".
May God keep you and hold you Jeffrey."
Doug Asfaly of Andover, MN

"Thank you and thank God for men like Jeffrey Starr. His mark on the cause of freedom will not be forgotten - ever. His is a lasting legacy."
Colleen of Littleton, CO

"Thank you for your commitment, courage, and selflessness."
Jennifer Rink of FL/USA

"He will always be young. He will always be strong. He will stand as the dear soldier sacrificed on the Altar of Freedom. As the love of freedom will live forever, he will live forever.
Please make us worthy of this."
Jim Tweedy of New York, New York

"There is no way to say thank you that will adaquately express it. My syumpathies to the family. America lost one of the good ones here."
scott palter of madison WI

"There are no words that can adequately express what you have accomplished laying your life down so others can have it even just a little bit better, so that the “WAR” can be fought on foreign soil and not here at home. I am a mother of a 15 and 32 year old daughters and a grandmother of 3 fine boys. I have been called to serve in the USAF for the last 2 years so my family knows the feeling of patriotism and appreciate that your family has given so that maybe in the future my grandsons won't have to, that peace will be here at last. GOD bless the ones that you have left behind and I pray God gives them peace and abundant blessings."
Glennis OBrien of Spartanburg, SC USA

"God bless you and your family. Thank you for your service to our country. You are a fine example of a true American."
Jon Knight of Indianapolis, IN

"Thank you to a brave hero for the ultimate sacrifice. God bless all of them and all of their families as well. Their service is appreciated and recognized by most of us."
Michelle Evans of Los Angeles, CA

"...their forces had slain a number of our men, for which cause we have to mourn. Nevertheless, we may console ourselves in this point, that they have died in the cause of their country and of their God, yea, and they are happy."
Reed Christensen of Hillsboro, Oregon USA

"May God rest the brave soul of this young and Great American. My family sleeps under the secure blanket of safety and breaths the sweat air of freedom because of this marine."
Brian D Savoie of Oxford,Ms USA

"i can say no more than thank you. may you rest in peace."
eric olsen of hackettstown, nj, usa

""Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened."
Thank you for your service and you're willingness to stand for your beliefs."
Trish , from a long line of vets, past and present. of Conshonockan, PA

"God bless you! Like God's own son, you have given your life freely for others!!! What greater love is there??? There is no greater love than to give one's life for others. You were so young, but your huge heart and soul had great wisdom that the Lord blessed you with. I know that God, our Father, is blessing you now. Blessings and comfort to your earhtly family."
Mary Keating of Oak Park, IL

"Cpl Starr, and the men and women who fight to spread freedom, keep hope alive in the hearts of oppressed people throughout the world. Thank you from a greatful American."
Ron Caruso of Atlanta, GA

"Cpl Starr:
Thank you seems too small and insignificant a thing to say to a young man who has given his life so that others in our country can continue to live free and so that others in Iraq might have just a CHANCE to live free.

Your life and sacrifice shall stand as an example to many.

Thank you so very, very much. Thank you to your parents for having raised such a fine young man."
Scott Sanders of Atlanta, GA

"Cpl. Starr, thank you for your service. The most noble thing a person can do is lay down his life for a friend, or for a cause in which he believes. We will never forget your sacrifice and the honor with which you served."
Patrick Whited of Columbus, Ohio

"Marine Cpl Jeffery B. Starr, the soul of the indomitable American spirit. His life celebrates freedom's cause, nothing more noble than this fight. I am eternally grateful to Marine Cpl. Starr's nearest and dearest for this most precious gift they have given so that I live a free and peaceful life. I will live my life honoring in remembrance Marine Cpl. Jeffery B. Starr and his family as America's most noble defenders of freedom's shining light."
Susan Nunnally of New York, New York

"Where do we get such men. Such clarity of purpose and unshakable resolve. God bless Jeffrey Starr, who with his death has lifted me up. Where do we get such men."
Tom of Des Moines, Iowa

"ooo rah soldier."
Jim Leebens of Minnesota

"God bless and keep you and your family. Thanks to you and your fellow soldiers for protecting us and the world, whether it's appreciated it or not. I surely do....every day."
Gary Lieberman of New York, NY/USA

"Thank you Cpl Starr for your sacrifice.
I salute you. I wish my life had as
much meaning as yours."
Steven Hoffman of Otisville,NY

"Thank you Cpl. Starr and thanks to his family for sharing him with us."
JD of Ft. Worth, Texas

"As a 78 year old who tried to get in the Marine Corps at 16 yrs of age in WWII without success & later ended up in the 101st Airborne Division, I want to thank Jeffrey Starr and his family for what they have done."
Alfred Rugel of Yucca Valley CA

""Others have died for my freedom, now this is my mark."

I am humbled. Thank God for men like Jeffrey Starr. May he rest in peace."
Don Crowe of Avondale, AZ

"Bravery, honor, committment, love of his fellow man, the kind of American we should all aspire to being. God Bless you Cpl. Starr you have set the mark for the rest of us. I pray we can live up to your gift."
Scott Davis of Midland, TX

"Cpl Starr you served for the cause. You didnot die you you were killed while serving and protecting. That is something most people don't do. You did it to the end god bless you and your family. Your uncle will never let the press lie about your death. A career solider saying goodbye to another fallen compadre. Army Retired Viet Nam Veteran"
Delmas Shipman of Gerrardstown WV USA

"Thanks to Cpl Starr for his great sacrifice and thanks to the Almighty God for giving us heroes like Jeffrey.
Now the burden is on me to try to live a life that reflects my gratitude."
Ralph McDonald of Maryville, Tennessee

"There is evil in the world. Those of us who wish the triumph of good over evil are forever in debt to the brave men and women who risk their lifes so that evil will not prevail. Those who hate good, and thus embrace evil, cannot help but despise our evil-fighting heros. But I have a very clear message for those evil-worshippers: good will win, you will lose."
Pablo Portela of Madrid, Spain

"I am so sorry for the heartbreak you all have now in losing Jeff. I lost my step son, Nick Kirven on mother's day in Afghanistan. He too was a fine, Christain man...he too knew why this war is important and believed in being there. I know Nick would gladly lay his life down again, given the chance to save his beloved brother marines.
Nick and Jeff must be great friends by now in Heaven...God bless your family and thank you more than I can say for giving Jeff to America...and then back to his father in heaven from where he surely came. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and please know that there are so many people in America hurting for your loss. I know my whole family has you in our prayers.
Take care please."
Robin W. Purcell of Richmond, Va.

"I just read excerpts of Jeff's letter on Powerline - Wow! I look forward to meeting him someday."
Dan Mattausch of Washington, DC

"A hero, in every sense of the word.
A hero to the Iraqis.
A hero to the USMC.
A hero to his friends.
A hero to his family.
A servant to God.
Michael of Lawrence, KS

"My deepest sympathy to this fine young man's family. Thanks to Jeffrey and his family for his service and sacrifice. May God be with you."
Don Demko of Bethlehem, PA

"Greater love hath no man...

Thank you for serving our wonderful country. Another eternal hero."
Jonathan R. Davis of San Angelo, Texas

"My children sleep in peace at night because courageous men like Corporal Starr are willing to protect them. May God bless your immortal soul, Corporal Starr, and may you rest in eternal peace. A grateful nation prays for the comfort of your family and friends."
Ron Rudman of Centennial, Colorado

"To the family and the memory of Cpl. Jeffrey B. Starr:

I am humbled by your clarity and your example. You, and your company, are our best and brightest. God Bless."
Jerry Hurtubise of Homewood, IL

"Godspeed, my friend.
You will always be remembered."
Mike Hines of Plymouth, MI

"I am so sorry for your loss, and so humbled to live in a country in which families produce such heroic men and women. I will tell my children about Jeffrey Starr, and make sure they understand his sacrifice. In our small way, may we be worthy of his deeds on our behalf."
Jack Richard of Winchester, MA

"As Americans, our day-to-day marches on and we get caught up in work, school, kids, soccer practice...
The death of a soldier does not need to be the only cause for reflection but it is one of the strongest. All Americans are indebted to all soldiers--especially those that have fallen. Our freedom, our pride, our opportunity...all possible through sacrifices such as theirs. God bless those soldiers, those that have fallen and the families who have felt the loss. I have never been in the service. My father was in Korea but that is as close as I have been. My heart still swells at our soldiers and the sacrifice they and their families perservere through. Again, God bless, you are in our prayers."
Charles Dalico of Kansas City, MO, USA

"Semper Fidelis, Hero. May God bless your family in their loss."
HM2 "Doc" Urban of Raleigh, NC

"Another Marine hero! Cpl. Starr, even though I didn't know you personally, I knew a lot of men like you...men that we had to say goodbye to in Vietnam. God bless you Jeff. We know that you are with many Marines who fell, like you, for God, country and Corps. Semper Fi!
Sgt. Mike Blair USMC 69-74"
Michael Blair of Milford, Conn./USA

"God Bless you Jeffery B. Starr, you are my hero!"
Luke Callahan of Framingham, MA

"Jeff, you and those who continue to stand up for freedom, are our heroes. I pray we will have the courage to continue this quest for freedom and security for all freedom-loving people."

Bravo Zulu, fallen hero!

Very Respectfully,
Terry Giroux, Major, USAF (Ret)"
of San Angelo Texas, USA

"Thank you for sharing Jeffrey's true feelings about his sacrifice in Iraq (through the posting on Michelle Malkin). I am currently reading 1776 about another generation of heroic Sons of Liberty. George Washington would have been proud to serve with Jeffrey in the cause of liberty. Blessings to all of his family from a grateful citizen."
Judy Breck of New York, New York

"Thank you."
Patty of Texas

"Thankyou Jeffrey, for your honor and bravery in service to our country. You do the town of Snohomish and the state of Washington proud. My wife and I thank God for men like you. Sincerely, A Seattle-native...."
Arnold E. Nordeng of Colorado Springs, CO, USA

"thank you! Say hello to Chesty for me."
Ray Brogan of Barto, PA

"God Bless Jeffrey Starr and his family. A True American Hero."
Jennifer De Boer of Bakersfield, CA

"From the father of an Army Lieutenant serving in Iraq, thank you for your service and sacrifice. I cannot conceive of the grief your family must feel and hope they find some additional measure of peace in your final words. Blessings always to you and your loved ones."
Gene Provost of Mesa, Arizona

"I just want to say how proud I am to live an a country that produces brave souls like you. To the fallen and those who are serving, you have my love, support and respect for a job well done. To the parents, family members and friends, may God give you the peace and comfort that can only come from Him.
God Bless you all."
Nate Atkins of Colorado Springs, CO

"To the family of Corporal Starr, Thank you and my condolences for your loss. May God bless you and Jeffrey."
Martin Richter of Greendale, WI

"It can not be said enough - Thank you for your service to this wonderful country and the ultimate sacrafice."
Joe of New york, NY

"Thank you, Cpl. Starr, and to your family and girlfriend as well. This country could use more people with your values. Freedom is worth dying for, as sad as it is. I would love to see the troops brought home too, but the job needs to be finished. Everyone fighting in Iraq and Afganistan is fighting for our freedom as well, and I appreciate that! Thank you to all military personnel."
Rick Lange of Farmersville, NY, United States of America!

"Thank you for your service. You will be with us forever. Semper Fi"
Sgt.(former)Michael Pehrson of Heathrow, Florida

"Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice."
Elisa of Mahopac, NY

"No words can express how much gratitude I feel. God Bless!"
Sandra Amos of New Matamoras OH

"I am grateful to Corporal Starr for his willing sacrifice made, in his words, for the people of Iraq, a noble cause. The only thing i would add is that he also died for me and my loved ones, in the good old U.S.A. President Bush wisely decided to take the battle to the enemy, and Corporal Starr stood with our President and all the rest of us in that cause. Thank you."
David R. Christian of Dorr, Michigan, U.S.A.

"Thank you, young man, for your service and your life. This country needs fine people like you, not just to wage war, but to add your goodness and fineness to the troubled culture we find ourselves in. No one can know what the war experience is other than those who have been there as you have. While I feel the grief of your parents and your girlfriend, I am so thankful for your service to us all. God bless you!"
Larry Burrill of Sumner, WA

"I am so very saddend that we lose such fine upstanding young men as Corporal Starr. He left us his legacy of freedom, bravery and personal committment to the cause of freedom he believed in..

Thank you Corporal Starr, god bless and keep your family and loved ones.

You are missed."
Art Schreiber of Granite City, Illinois

"God bless you and your family. Godspeed. Thank you for laying your life on the line to protect me and my family."
J. Black of Warminster, PA USA

""I don't regret going, everybody dies but few get to do it for something as important as freedom. It may seem confusing why we are in Iraq, it's not to me. I'm here helping these people, so that they can live the way we live. Not have to worry about tyrants or vicious dictators. To do what they want with their lives. To me that is why I died. Others have died for my freedom, now this is my mark."

Words of a true hero! Jeffery Starr's bravery makes me appreciate those who have died for the sake of freedom. His conscience selfless act should always be remembered properly. Jeffery...you're my hero."
Jon Alexander of Minot, ND

"From the Dad of a Navy Corpsman, God Bless and keep you and yours in his sight. You can stand tall in the sight of God and hear him declare "Well done my good and faithful servant""
Leo Flood of Killeen, TX

"From the daughter of a Marine and the wife of a former Navy man - thank you for your service and your sacrifice."
JMM of Atlanta, GA

"A soldier's death, there is no better way to bestow honor and glory onto a family name which remains forever throught American history. Serving ones country with the reality and truth of death in the line of duty shows no greater belief and courage in our country's stance. Anyone that could use the death of a soldier for political purpose is a coward beyond description."
Carse of Chicago

"Semper Fi Devil Dog"
Jeff Stevenson of Arlington, VA

"Each generation tends to worry the younger generation will not hold its own when the time comes...but these soldiers are probably some of the best our country has ever had...soldiers like Jeffrey Starr and all of the other fine young people fighting for freedom, and America is proud and grateful...May God Bless You, Jeffrey, and your family (I will say a prayer for you)..Thanks"
Andrew J. Zigmund of Marlborough, CT

"I cannot think of a lot of words but just to say God Bless Cpl. Starr and his loved ones"
Ed McDowell of Dunellen, NJ, USA

"I am a 36 year old man w/ 2 children. On behalf of myself and them and their children to come I am honored that there have been and continue to be men and women like you that will stand in the gap and do the hard work that needs to be done. God Bless you!!!"
Mark A Luther of El Segundo, Ca.

"You are to report immediately to Heaven, and assume charge of the Pearly Gates Guardpost.

Carry on, Devil Dog."
MSgt Keith A. Verble, USAF of MacDill AFB, FL

"Thank you for defending our freedom and safety, and for your sacrifice while freeing our world from tyranny."
Robert Howery of Sauk City, Wisconsin

"From a wife of a Navy Sailor-
God bless you all."
of Portsmouth, VA

"Rest in peace Jeffrey. We salute you and your family."
The Dagens of Vacaville, Ca

"Thank you.
God bless you and your family."
jimmyb of ohio

"From an army officer of the Korean war: When my time comes, I hope to serve the Master of the Universe under the command of Cpl. Starr. Blessed you are Cpl. Starr and Blessed your family."
Arnold Levine of Columbia, South Carolina

"To Cpl. Starr's family and other loved ones,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss or how much we appreciate the sacrifice made by Cpl. Starr. God bless and keep you all."
Owen Roberts of Austin, Texas

"I am humbled beyond words by the deeds and sacrifices of this true American and all others who have served and are serving in our beloved country's military."
Bryan of Omaha, NE/USA

"You're in my prayers. I wanted to thank you with deepest respect and sincerity for sharing the beauty of your loved one's soul by your sharing of his last letter. I can't possibly express how it touched me and the debt I feel for his gift of service and sacrifice. Bless you all."
K Geralds of Royal Oak, Michigan

"What a true Hero! I applaud all of the soldiers and their families for remembering that Freedom isn't free! May God bless you all; that He send Angels down to protect you and Spirits to guard your heart!"
Maria of Morgan Hill, CA

"Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice"
Jerry Delaney of Wake Forest, NC

"To the family, friends, and sweetheart of Jeffrey B Starr: The Prophet Micah wrote:"Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when I fall, I will arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD will be a light to me." Micah 7:8 We praise God for Jeffrey's willingness to "do justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with his God", to do the job that God set before him and had planned for him before Jeffrey even had any days of life (Psalm139). And we look forward to meeting him in glory. Thank you and may you know the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ during this time and forever."
Duane & Patricia Alber of Adelphi, Ohio, USA

"We are a Marine Corps family. Cpl Starr, your sacrifice will not be in vain. Your brothers in arms will complete the work you began and you will be remembered every day the Iraqi flag is raised over a free country."
Michael & Shirley Becker of Phoenix, AZ

"As I sit in my warm office enjoying my morning coffee, I find myself holding back the tears the family of Cpl. Jeffrey Star must have shed over his loss.
I am reminded that my daily routine comforts were and remain the direct result from the Cpl. Starr's ultimate sacrifice.
No words expressed here can do justice for such a loss other than to know my thoughts and prayers go to the family of this true American hero, Jeffrey B. Starr."
Bart Lombard of Michigan City, IN

"I thank you and my family thanks you for all you have given for our freedom I only hope that my son who is in basic training will be as great a soldier as you were."
Erin Bizon of Clifton, Virginia

"Marine Cpl. Jeffrey B. Starr's sacrific for a worthy cause is in the finest tradition of this country's founders. He knew what he faced and the risk he was taking and unselfishly continued with a third tour. He truly represents the character of this great country, and exactly what makes this country so great. Thank you for your service and sacrific."
Chuck Yochum of Boise, Idaho, USA

"Marine Cpl. Jeffrey B. Starr's sacrific for a worthy cause is in the finest tradition of this country's founders. He knew what he faced and the risk he was taking and unselfishly continued with a third tour. He truly represents the character of this great country, and exactly what makes this country so great. Thank you for your service and sacrific."
Chuck Yochum of Boise, Idaho, USA

"Another hero in the history of America. Let the annals of history keep his record pure."
Eric of Houston, TX

"From a vet from another time and conflict, I wish you
"Fair winds and following seas"
May God watch over you and yours."
David of Cleveland, Ohio

"I and my family are just people in America. We think about our soldiers, their bravery, and the families they come from every day. We are deeply appreciative of what your family has given to us."
Graham Black and family of Greensboro, NC

"I never knew you, but wish I had. I appreciate your sacrifice and that of your family."
Jeffrey Wyke of Bradenton, FL

"There is no greater calling than service to one's country in hopes of protecting our values and communities. I will tell my children of you and the sacrifices of the men and women you served with. I am proud to have shared something in common with you and others in the Corps today. Semper Fi. To the family, Thank you for raising a hero and I will pray for you."
J. Warren Sloane of Charleston SC

"Thank You and God Bless"
A regular girl of Tacoma WA

"Thank God for the courage and sacrifice of Jeffrey. He and the others who have fallen defending our country will always be remembered as true American heroes. God Bless."
Don B. of Bullhead City, AZ USA

"To the family of Marine Cpl. Jeffrey B. Starr, thank you for his service! I read the article in the NYT and also the information they didn't print. He truely is a hero and I for one honor him and you. GOD bless you and him for your service to keep me and my family free.

Thank you"
Jody of Parker, CO

"To the family of Jeffrey B. Starr.....
God, Country, Family....
Your heroic son makes us all proud...
Semper Fi"
bob stowell of rockville CT United States of America

"My God bless you and your family. I will never forget. For that I owe."
Imoh Umoh of Atlanta, Ga 30080

"Thank you for your service. We honor your sacrifice."
Ken Baker of Los Angeles, CA

"God Bless and Amen"
Tom Lykins of Grass Valley CA

"May Jeffrey rest in peace, in the light and love of God."
Frank Woodward of Walpole, Ma.

"Thank you Jeffrey for giving your life for others and thank you family for such a brave and loyal young man. God be with you to comfort you now and forever. Jeffrey, again I thank you and hold my head high for you and your memory."
Roberta of Graham, Wa.(Pierce)

"To his loved ones:

Being his age and married to a Sailor, tt breaks my heart to read the story. I cannot even begin to imagine what you all are going through. I did not know him personally, but he sounds like he was a wonderful guy. My condolences go out to all his loved ones. I'm so very sorry for your loss."
Shannon Mayhew of Everett, WA

"You are a hero to more people than you think. I know most people say "im not a hero, this is just what i love to do" well even if you wouldn't consider yourself one, you are. I never fought in Iraq, but I was an Assaultman in the Marines like yourself. I got out in July, 2001. Anyways, there are no words to describe the pride we as Marines feel serving our country, but now and forever that pride will remain with us, the United States Marines, and only we who have served feel it and share that bond. In simple, when you took that bullet, every Marine felt the pain as well and a part of us died. Like the Semper Fi tattoo on my arm... To you and the Corp, I and every other Marine will remain faithful to you and to each other. We feel your pain brother. Semper Fi my unknown friend and God Bless You."
Matt of Toledo, OH USA

"God Bless you Jeffrey, and God Bless your family. Thank you Marine for your service to our country. Your name and memory shall be honored in a space within my heart, where I feel the pain for your loss, and yet feel proud and honored to have known your name. Rest in Peace"
Marine Mom Linda Hernandez of Clovis, New Mexico USA

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

"To the Family of Jeff Starr,
I am very sorry to hear this tragic news of Tim Lickness' nephew. I hope all of your hearts will find peace again and the grief will begin to clear away. My condolences are with you all."
Eric Union, Friend and Business Associate of Tim Lickness of La Jolla, CA. USA

"To the family and friends of Corporal Jeffry B. Starr. No words can take away the pain of losing a loved one. I wish to offer my deepest sympathy, and I hope that time will ease your suffering, and leave you but with pleasant memories. Each of us, and the nation, owes you a great debt. Ave atque vale. Semper Fidelis."
CAPT Jerry L. Starr, US Army of North Wilkesboro, NC

"Sometimes words just aren't enough to take away our grief, So we rely on God for help and strength in our belief. May HE help take the sorrow that your bear, Then comfort you with healing In the safety of HIS care.
From a Mother's heart to you and yours
Brenda Sexton, mother to Corporal Christopher Sexton, 1/5 Alpha"
Sextons of Tallahassee, Florida

"I served with Jeff in Iraq last year and he was truely a great guy to know. I am very sad for his death but I know he is with God now and he is resting peacefully. We love you man .....Semper Fidelis

Jeremy "Mijo""
CPL. Jeremy Vasquez of Carlsbad, NM, USA

"We are all so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful son, nephew and friend."
The Larkin family of San Luis Obispo, CA

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

"RIP Devil Dog....

J and T USMC"

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

"To the Starr family and friends,

Words just aren't enough. I had the great pleasure of being there today at the memorial service and give Jeff's parents a hug. They raised a wonderful son, young man and Marine. Remember that when the tears come. God needed your angel before you were ready to let him go. You will all be together again.

Semper Fi and God Bless You!

Marty Farmer"
Marty Farmer of Snohomish, WA, USA

"Honor belongs to the fallen hero, their sacrifice cannot be forgotten. Giving your life for others, for freedom, for duty can sometimes be difficult to understand by the families left to grieve. To the family and friends of Jeff, you have my condolence.... and you also have my honor.... I honor you for your strength and steadfast commitment, that in the face of tragedy and loss, you can still understand that the fight against terror must be won at all costs so as to prevent the unspeakable consequence of failure, and so that our fallen warriors will not have fallen in vain."
WRC of San Diego, CA

"To the family and friends of Corporal Jeffrey B. Starr,

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

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

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

"I thank God I was born in the same country as Jeff Starr. He has made the greatest contribution to his country that a patriot can make. There is no greater legacy. Be proud in your grief. His Uncle Tim tells me you all can be at peace with his destiny as well. The Lord has given and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

In Him,"
JD Wetterling of Brevard, NC

"I did not know Jeff other than through the very positive stories that his uncle Tim Lickness conveyed from time to time. It saddens me to read or hear of the many young brave soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we may live in freedom. Jeff will be remembered for doing something very positive for the country and for his extrordinary bravery! My thoughts and prayers are with the family."
Ralph of Cobtra Costa Cty, CA

"I did not personally know Jeff but was provided with many uplifting stories by Tim. Jeff was truly a hero. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time."
Joyce Schulman of LA, CA

"As the WA State Coordinator for the Home of the Brave Quilt Project, I would like to offer condolences to Jeffrey's family on the loss of this fine young man. The goal of this national project is to make a memorial quilt for the family of each fallen hero; our group’s goal is to make a quilt for each lost service person who lists a WA state town as their hometown. We would be honored to make such a quilt for Jeffrey's family. We are an all-volunteer group and we do this free of charge. You can learn more about our project at http://www.marilynquilts.com/
Please contact me at barbnlamont@comcast.net"
Barb Shillinger of Aberdeen, WA

"To the Family and Friends of Cpl. Jeffrey B. Starr

No words can adequately convey our immense gratitude and profound appreciation for Jeffrey and his fellow service members.
Our Corps and Country has lost another great Marine. Jeffrey's service and extraordinary sacrifice will never be forgotten.
America joins you in celebrating Jeffrey's life and mourning his passing.
The memory of Jeffrey will forever inspire in us the highest ideals of this republic.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless and keep watch over your hearts and homes. Thank you."
The Brown Family of Fairfax, VA

"To Shellie, my life long friend, and Brian, Hillary & Emily,
Words cannot express my profound sense of sadness and PRIDE in this time of loss. We will never forget Jeff, and will always be there for you if you need us. It is the hardest thing ever for a Mom to hand over a child to the military. But we glow with pride(and a bit of melancholy for the lost child) when they come home that first time, no longer the boy we last saw, but men eager to serve their country and anxious to meet their destiny. They are all heroes. I remember that Thanksgiving of '03 right before he was to go back the second time. He was so excited and full of life! God Bless Jeffrey and may God's blessings pour out on you, his wonderful family. We love you!"
Roni McFadden, mother of DC2 Shane McFadden, USN, and the whole McFadden Family of Willits, CA

"To CPL. Jeffrey Starr's Family:

I am very saddened by your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jeffrey's sacrifices and bravery will always be remembered.

Proud Marine Mom
Jason Rosman, 2/4 Golf Company"
Donna Padilla of North Bend, WA

To Jeffrey's family,
We know your pain, and wish to express our deep sorrow for your loss. Your son is truly a hero and will be known forever for his bravery and willingness to protect our great nation. We pray every day for the families of lost soldiers. God bless and keep you.
'My sacrifice, God, is a broken spirit;
God, do not spurn a broken, humbled heart.' Ps 51:19"
Webster and Ruth Reed (Father and stepmom of Jonathan Ray Reed who died in Iraq on January 28, 2005) of Krotz Springs, Louisiana

"To Shellie and all of the Starr family, our thoughts and prayers are with you now and forever. We will never forget Jeff and his heroism for fighting for our freedom. We will always be here for you.

Travis & Terry Michael- Proud Parents of Cpl. Matt Michael"
of Midland, Texas

"To Brian, Shellie, Hillary and Emily,
Our love and prayers are with you at this very heart-breaking time, in the loss of Jeff, as he fought for this country for the 3rd time. We are forever grateful and so very proud of Jeff. He will be in our hearts and prayers forever. And Remember you always have family and friends who will be there for you. "United We Stand"
Love and Peace"
The Lantis Family of Spearfish, South Dakota

"I met Jeff at the Everett recruiting station through a friend named Tyler and I remember thinking that he was so nice. Although our time knowing each other was short, he left an everlasting impression on my heart. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I don't know if you remember me, but I met you around November of 2003 with my friend Megan. You're in my thoughts and prayers."
Jessica of Everett, WA USA

We are so very sorry to hear of yet another Marine dieing in Iraq. Your son will never be forgotten and with time you learn to live with the pain of loss. Words can not express how sorry we are to hear of your loss."
Joe and Judy Childers (T. S. Childers KIA 3/21/03) of Powell, Wyoming

"shellie our thoughts and prayers go out for you and your family.jeffery will always be remembered by the 1/5 family.he's a hero,and he will always be in my thoughts"
marinemom002 of w.v.

"Your family is in our prayers and we our sending you our love. We know your pain and grief and we pray that god would bestow his grace & comfort upon you at this time. We are forever grateful for the sacrifices he has made & for his service to our country. Jeff was one of My brothers marines and was with him when Bill got killed last year. We will forever be grateful to Jeff & Lt. Ayres for what they did for Bill. If there is anything we can do for you at all, please let us know.
Cassie Harrell Winter & The family of
B CO 1/5 KIA 4/08/04
Cassie Harrell Winter of oregon city, oregon

"To Jeff's parents I am truly sorry for your loss. I was in Bravo company Weapons platoon with jeff on last years deployment to fallujah. Jeff was a great Marine, he had the uncanny ability to get his marines to follow him. I miss him deeply, he was a brother and a friend. He will always be in my memory as my hero."
Former Sgt. Cochran of Bradenton florida

"To Shelly and Family,
Our hearts were saddened to hear of the loss of Jeff. To lose a child is beyond words. His memory will live on as I have shared about Jeff giving his life for freedom to my eighth grade U.S. History class. To my students it brought home the cost of our freedom in a more personal way. It tought them how precious is our freedom here and around the world. His picture is in our school room now below our flag. His memory will live on everyday as we are reminded of his sacrafice when we salute the flag of the United States of America.

We feel deeply with you during this time of loss."
Gary and Peggy Jo Long of Whittier, California


"My deepest sympathy to the family of Cpl Jeffery Starr. May the Lord comfort you in this time of sorrow. To my No Slack Brother Tim my words fail to express my grief."
Jim "Yankee Jim" Simchera of A Co. No Slack 101st Airborne Vietnam 1969-70

"The unselfish sacrifice that Jeffrey has made for our country and freedom will carry on as his part of his legacy forever. Jeffrey is safe now and at peace, surrounded by love. He will always be as close as a memory and God is always as close as a prayer to comfort and support. Your hero son will always look upon you with his smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always."
Michael Plavnicky and all of the Golden Eagle family of San Diego, CA USA

"Shellie, Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. Jeff will always be remembered as part of our 1/5 family -- his memory will live forever in our sons' friendship and through his courage and commitment to America."
Shirl Enoah, PMM of Sgt. Manuel of Farmington, NM

"Shellie, I am so sorry to hear the news of the loss of your son. It is just too soon for Jeffrey to be gone. I just sent him a birthday card a couple of weeks ago. You have meant so much to me over the last year while we have been supporting each other over the internet. My heart hurts for you...I pray that God will hold you and your family in his hands during this difficult time. I will give each of my three children a hug when next I see them in memory of your son. Take care, my dear friend..."
Donna Goeringer, Marine Mom to: Cpl. Michael Goeringer, of Rapid City, South Dakota

"My deepest sympathy for your loss. As a parent, I now know how difficult it must have been for my Mom to see me go off to Viet Nam and by extension how difficult it must have been for you to see Jeff go, and now pay the ultimate price. Your sacrifice is the greatest gift a country could ever expect from a citizen, and we are so beholden to you. God bless you and keep Jeff in the protection of His love"
Norman F. Hapke Jr of San Diego, Ca

"Your loss is shared by all of us in the 1/5 family. Words can not express how my heart hurts for you. Jeff will be thought of often and never forgotten."
Sarah Pendlebury VPMM of Cpl Jason 1/5 Bravo and Cpl John 2/8 Fox of Northfield. New Jersey

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

Your heroism will always be noted and remembered in this family. Thank you for your service to our great country. Marine Mama's all over the world send a piece of their heart with you, now, and to your loved ones.
Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten!
Semper Fi!"
Lori and Mike Thompson, PMP's of Lcpl. Nicholas Thompson, 1/5 Charlie Co., 2nd Pltn, 2nd Sqd. 2X Iraq of Boise, Idaho

"Jeffrey, so young, just had a birthday. You were loved by Bravo, and your family. I never met you but your mother has meant a lot to me over the past few years, keeping us strong and always having a kind word to say. You will be missed but I swear, NEVER forgotten. I will tell Ryan's children about you and how brave you were and how you and others sacrificed your lives for our freedom and for the freedom of THEIR children. Thank you, my prayers and thoughts are with you all in your time of sorrow. My heart is so heavy. Sad just isn't strong enough a word."
Christine Marine mom of Rome, GA

"Thank you Jeffrey Starr, 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 Cpl. Jeffrey Starr:
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 Jeffrey 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 Cpl. Jeffrey Starr:
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 Jeffrey, 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