Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Jason Andrew Tetrault

20, of Moreno Valley, California.
Died in a vehicle accident in Kuwait. Tetrault was assigned to 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on July 9, 2003.

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"Hey Jason and the Tetrault Family,
Jason was a classmate of mine in Spanish class back in 2000 at Moreno Valley High School. I remember hearing about his accident years later. Jason was a great classmate and was always willing to help even if he was getting scolded by our teacher lol. Always a positive guy to have in class and always joked with everybody."
Joe of Riverside, CA

"I knew Jason from boot camp, plt 3092, Lima company. 2001. Real cool guy, always talked about me hanging out with him in California sometime after we graduated. I remember looking in the Marine corps times and seeing his name and picture in the fallen Marines section. Chilling moment, never forget you brother!!!!!"
E. Hickman of little Rock, AR.

"Hey there big boy, just stopped by to say hi. I've been thinking of you. A lot have gone on the past year in a half. My walk with The Lord has become stronger. I know one day when my time has come I will see you again in heaven. I remember us going to church together and how positive you always were. I can still hear your voice, and see your smile. I miss you!!!!"
Baby girl of Hemet, ca

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

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"Jasons Family have started a Facebook page to honor Jason and we are planing something for the 10th anniversary in July if you would like you can go to //www.facebook.com/jason.tetrault.52?ref=tn_tnmn"
Mary (aka MOMS) of San Jacinto ca

"WOW your 30. I cant beleave it seems like just yesterday you were born. I still remember that day like it today. Stormy winds rain lightning and thunder. when you were born I should have known you were going to give me a hard time. When you came out the nurse took you to clean you up and you peed all over her. When they took you in the nursery all the babies were sleeping. one lightning bolt and you screamed and woke up all the babies. I guess you were proud of yourself because then you went to sleep while they were all crying.I remember holding you for the first time. I promissed to take good care of you and teach you how to be a good man and person.You gave us alot of laughs alot of tears alot of headaches but as the Garth Brooks songs goes I Wouldnt Have Missed the Dance. You loved life to the fullest you were daring not affraid of anything. You loved football and became pretty good at it like basket ball ok at that. Loved girls horible at that alwas knew how to pick the worst ones. you loved to laugh sing and try to dance. you loved bugging the piss out of your dad still cant listen to achy breaky heart without laughing my * off. you loved beatting up on your little brothers and bossing your sister around. I look back at your life. it was short but it was FULL you lived it you loved it and then you left it. Thats the hardest thing is your not here anymore.It hurts.sometimes like today I dont know if Im going to make it trying not to cry just thinking of you. You were a great son a great friend and I will always miss you but most of all I will always love you"
MOMS of home san jacinto ca

"Happy birthday big boy. Today u are the big 30. Celebrate big with Jesus up in heaven. Play some football and have a few drinks. You are thought of daily. You will always be my big boy and will always be ur baby girl. Smile always. I love and miss you!!"
Baby girl of Hemet

"Hey big boy,
Just stopping by to say hi and that I am thinking of you. I stopped by your gravesite a couple months ago. I still can't believe you are gone. I remember getting the news. My heart broke that day. I still have the dog tags mad dog made for me . They hang in my car. I will never forget about you. Sometimes you come into my dreams and I can feel your touch. I miss you very much. I will always love you.
Love baby girl"
Baby girl of Hemet

"I remember when I first met TT...I just got out of a two yr relationship and his best friend and my best friend were dating. I would visit her at her job at the exchange every now and then to keep her company and on one particular day I went to visit her I saw this hot guy staring at me. I couldnt help but tell my friend and she said "oh thats TT," she called him over and I swear I must have been red in the face from embarrassment, her boyfriend came out of the store and came over with him and they introduced us. Later that night I got a call from my best friend and she said that TT thought I was beautiful and wanted my number so I said why not. I told her to give it to him and he and I talked for a few months. He had asked me out on several dates but I didnt want to jump into anything after being in a relationship, I told him and he understood and continued being my friend and was ok with that. He left for Iraq and we lost touch which was ok with me I understood. He was such a sweetheart and was so funny!

I remember getting a call from my best friend telling me that he had died in Kuwait in an accident. I hadnt heard from him when he was shipped off to war. I only knew what my best friend told me but I lost it. I come from a military family and I know the importance of our soldiers and when one falls it feels like time stops. He was an amazing friend.

TT you are greatly missed....I came across this site by googling you after watching the movie "Taking Chance" I read everyones comments and was overwhelemed with emotion. You are so loved...

Although our time together was brief I did know him and wanted to put my memories on here.

May god bless the family of the fallen and the soldiers that are still fighting for our country today."
C of 29 Palms, Ca


"Brandon I emailed you today. Text me on the number I sent you so we can set up a time when I can call you."
Alex of Atlanta

"hey Jason
Its 9 years now to damn long without you. We keep going on staying strong for you and only you if I had my way Id give up. I sat here yesterday thinking about you all day. When you were a baby you were into everything. You wanted to know what everything was and how it worked. Then when you hit 8 you became the most spoiled accident prone kid I have ever seen.I remember when you didn't get your way you would throw the biggest fits tipping the couch yelling and screaming. THen you became a teenager. Now that was fun NOT again always having to get your way. When you played video games you would lay on the floor when you lost you would pound your hand on the floor and yell at the game like it understood you. OH and the girlsA.K.A chickenheads cant forget all the crazy girls. I swear you could be in a crowd with 1000 girls 1 nut job in the bunch and you would go after her. like dad always said you knew how to pick them.Then you joined the Marines and some what grew up. You learned respect for me and dad. You learned that family was the most important thing in your life. Having so many brothers and a sister you realize was a good thing and you finally spent more time with all of them. Then you went off to the war. I remember the thing I was most afraid of is ou coming back messed up in the head and our Jason not being the crazy kid we knew and loved. I never thought this would happen to you and to us. I remember the day they came to tell us. I was getting the kids ready for school and doctor appointment. I was waiting for Johnny to come to the door. Then that knock after saying 2 times come in Johnny I got up 1 of the Marines moved their leg and I saw the Blue pants with a red strip. I KNEW I went to lock the door I kept thinking if you don't hear it its not true it never happened. I put your brothers in my room and that's when I was told. Its funny for the life of me all I can remember hearing is IT IS WITH REGREAT TO INFORM YOU L CPL JASON TETRAULT DIED that's it thats all I heard. They say I screamed don't remember. All I remember is everything going in slow motion. Trust me they say when you die your life flashes before your eyes well as your mom when I heard those words Your life flashed before my eyes. From the very first time I say your face to the last time when you came to say by to me and dad. Life has never been the same and never will be without you. I love you Jason your my son. we will forever miss you."
MOMS of MO VAL you know


"Remembering you as always, but especially today. Semper Fi brother!"
Kelly of Tempe, AZ

"Hey TT,

I remember this day like it was yesterday. Hard to believe that it's been 9 years. I've done my best to get this page out to as many people who know you as I can. You are missed, everyday. Normally I've got plenty to say here, this year I'm just at a loss for words. I wish I had all the answers. I wish I knew what happened that night, but only you and those involved know. We were kept in the dark as much as everyone else was about what happened. There were only a couple of us who were dealing with reporting those who were injured or lost, I wasn't on shift that night. I was sitting in the hooch, thinking about how much it was gonna suck spending my 21st in a dry country. Sanchez came and got me. He told me on my way to the office, I stopped cold in my tracks. I yelled "No!" and a few other choice words.

We all asked "Why?" and said that we should of done something to get you back with us. But there was nothing any of us could do then, you go where the orders send you. I'd give anything to know the truth about that night, to be able to know all the details. Your family deserves answers to all their questions and I send them in the right direction to get them, if I knew which way that was. Hopefully you can send them some guidance from up above.

I remember when they sat us all in the same room for the first time. Myself, Sgt. Dye and Cpl. Lopez from IPAC and you and Martinez from IT. Took us a while to click, but once we did it was on. The days and nights spent cracking jokes on each other either during down time or when we were training stateside. One conversation in particular still makes me laugh. We were all trying to stay cool in the heat next to our racks and you and I were giving Sgt. Dye a hard time about how to pronounce his first name. He would say he's half latino and claim that his name was pronounced Toe-mas. He then turned around and told you and I to be careful because we were outnumbered 3-2. That's what I remember the most, the laughs. You had to be thick skinned to hang out with us, we pulled no punches and that's how we liked it. Thank you, for making the shittiest situation one of the best times of my life. Now get back to your post Marine! Heavens gates aren't going to guard themselves."
LCpl Steven Demarest, 7th Marines, 29 Plams of Colorado Springs, CO

"This is to anyone who knew my son
some of you come on here and say what a loss it was to lose Jason that he was a great Marine and person how you respected him and how much you miss him. I hear you all say you have stories about him you remember him like it was yesterday and how you all honor him. Not to be mean or rude to any of you but I just dont see it. The Marines in his Unit his friends. all of you have left his family high and dry we have asked to talk with some of you so we could get an idea of what our sons life was like for 7 months but not one of you wold talk to us WHY. all of his so called friends let people totally disrespect our son after he died. people stold things off my sons body out of his hooch no one said anything or stood up for Jason and the reason i was given was sorry he was not in a unit just attached so he didnt have any friends to look after him. but then you come on here and say what you say. someone please make up their minds. As a family we have had to go this nightmare alone no help no support from any Marines. Wow Jason would be proud of his devil dogs more like devil mice to me"

"Well jay my time as a marine is drawling to an end i got one year left I wish I could have been a marine like you but the. Corps ain't what it use to be that you would be pissed About but I just want to say thank you for pushing me all the times I didn't think I was gonna be able to make it I heard you voice saying let's go devil dog get ur * up their you have helped me thro a lot in this journey although you sadly didn't not see me as a marine when we meet again we will both stand post at the gates together of course you would have to listen to me lol love u bro you are deeply missed and I wish you can know how deep of an impact you have played on my life I love you and miss u bro"
cpl brandon carriere of moreno valley ca

"This message is for Alex Lopez my name is cpl brandon carriere I am jasons younger brother and as Jason's younger brother for you to know that his family wasn't being treated right an you guys acted like nothing.was wrong that's bull * but as a fellow marine I know how it is to lose a brother and it just make the situation worse because for the family us as marines are the only way a fallens family could ever know how their son/daughter was their last couple months living so as a marine that's *ed up my mom has been looking for answers for almost nine years and for you guys to have those Answers and not find her and talk to her Jason would be upset with you
You can contact me at carriereb18@yahoo.com thank you and semper fi"
cpl brandon carriere of moreno valley ca

"well Jason another Memorial Day came and went. Everyone keeps telling me it gets easier with time if you ask me its harder. I think because we are all finally realizing what we are missing. A wife Kids seeing you get older. I guess you were always right when you said "Daddy wont get old". I hope you see just how much we all miss and love you that you will never be forgotten. Its funny you have 5 nieces and they never meet you but because of us they know you. Its said they get happy when we say lets go see Uncle Jason They know right where you are. I miss your deep voice your sence of humor I even wish I could here you throw a fit again when you dont get your way. I almost forgot our voice the other day so I played one of the home movies for 10 minutes you were home in the house driving pops nuts. I miss hearring you come in the door saying PIZZA Deliver your brother went running and they were always so mad at you because there was no pizza. I wish we would have had more time we should have had more time this nightmare SUCKS i wish I could wake up.Its funny 9 years and I think we are doing ok then I read something or hear something and the hurt slaps me in the face. I wish we knew more about your life out there find out what kind of man you were if you really had friends with you.guess we will never know. Just know we will never forget you we will always love you and we will see you again. LOVE ALWAYS"
MOMS of Mo Val U Know


My brother, I never knew this page existed. Demarest linked it on Facebook today and I was grateful to have finally found somewhere that I could tell your family what a hero you were.

I remember everything vividly, I do not go a day without your memory, my fallen brother. You and I got our boots on the ground first, before the rest of our unit arrived we formed a bond, two guys just trying to make it through each day.

What I remember most is how much of a patriot you were and how proud you were to be serving your country! I will never forget that, the Marines who served alongside you were blessed to have you. We were all mad and completely demoralized when we lost you. We'd been there too long, many of us believed that it was unnecessarily long. I had gone weeks without seeing you at all. I was sitting at the 7th Marines table, messing around on our laptop, when I heard the Captain pick up the phone and talk. The words themselves are a blur but I remember the feeling every time I think of the moment. I felt as if it was a nightmare, no way this could be true. I zoned out. The captain asked me "did you hear what I just said?!" I said "yes sir... I'll notify our Marines." From that point on its all a bitter taste. They asked me for pictures of you, I provided all I had. The way you were treated and the way your family treated was, in my humble opinion, not up to the standards of the Marine Corps.

I hope you forgive me, I should have done more to seek out your family and let them know that I am here for them. That I have stories of you and I and all the the things we went through and talked about while we were deployed. I can promise you this, I have not forgotten you, I will never forget you. You are my brother and it doesn't take a holiday to remind me of Jason Tetrault, the patriot and hero who I was blessed to serve alongside and the man who is missed by many every day. My wife, children, parents and best friends know of you and your sacrifice. Thank you, we are forever grateful."
Alex Lopez of Atlanta, GA

"Happy 29th birthday wow cant beleave it your getting so old. I miss you so much. Have a good day play a game of ball like you always did. I love you more then youll ever know"
moms of mo val

"I had a dream last night..i flew to kuwait went undercover and tried to save you. I looked so hard for you, found you and somehow we got on a plane and flew home. Im still missing you. Your bday, the day we first met, the day we said goodbye, and the promises we never got to keep."

"well JJ Im at it again trying to get the investigation open again. Do me a big favor put in a good word with the big guy so this time our prayers will be answered and we get some answer as to what happened that night. We fight for you because we love you. Had to stop for a lilttle while it just gets to be to DAMN much but here I go again. Wish me luck"
MOMS of Home Mo Val U know

"I miss you Jason. I was going thru pics of us and all the times we had. We had our ups and downs, but you touched my life in so many ways. You were and always will be special to me. I think about you constantly and at times I feel like you are by my side. There are some things in our lives I wish was different. But never will I change what I got to experience with you. How we met runs in my head. Have fun playing football in heaven. One day I will be your little cheerleader again up there. I love and miss you dearly. Tell my grandma hi for me."
Baby Girl of Hemet, CA

"i saw that I put the wrong email down if you want to get ahold of me personally
mary of home

"this message is for L Cpl. Demarest
this is Jasons mom I just want to make one thing very clear. I dont hate the Marines I am just very unhappy with them mainly the ones that were out there with Jason. Things were done to Jasons before during and after he died that I just cant understand as a human.we always here how the fallen are held to the highest standard but not with Jason things were stolen of his body and the reason a Major gave us was Jason was not with any one unit so there was no one there to care about him and how he was respected. sorry to say but wrong answer my son gave his life for the corps and this country and its sad when strangers on the street give him more respect then people in the military thats sad we hear how marines get back and talk to the family that never happened we were told to stay away from all Marines dont talk to them WHY. Im just very upset that my sons life meant so little to everyone. we have had to go this nightmare alone no support from the military weve done ok only because we know Jason and what he would say if we let this rip our family apart. I will say that you have been the only one that has shown our son any respect and thats not easy for me to say to a Marine who knew Jason so for that I have to say Thank You"
Mary aka moms of home

"July 9, 2003.. That's the day I lost my first good friend while in Iraq. I can still remember that day like it was yesterday, sitting in the hooch waiting for my shift to start for casualty tracking. I made it out the entry when I was stopped by Sanchez, the redheaded Hispanic kid that sat behind us, not sure if you two ever met. He told me that he was sent to get me, that there was some bad news. Everything stopped when he started to talk, hell I still can't remember anything he said after telling me that you were gone. A lot of bullshit went down surrounding what happened, to this day I'm not sure why. I tried asking questions, of course no answers were to be found. I don't deserve to be writing here, I haven't earned it. As much as I hate to admit it, you're mom's not wrong. The Marines preach brotherhood, but for the most part it's a myth. There are several names that I have never seen on here, I find that disappointing. I can only hope that they are unaware that this page exists, but I fear that's not the case. I don't talk to anyone that I was there with, except for you. I check this page nearly every day to see who (if anyone) has posted something. Every year on this day, the day before my birthday, I sit and drink one beer and think about the good times we had. I do wanna apologize to you both you and your family for never stepping up and paying my respects in person, in that aspect I am a coward. I can only offer the truth that I have knowledge of and unfortunately it's not much. You are never forgotten Jason, your memory lives on in those whose lives you blessed.

LCpl Steven (Demi) Demarest
HQBN 7th Marines
29 Palms, CA"
of Colorado Spings, CO

"Hey Jason Its 8 years man seem like a life time. We all got together today just to remember you not to remember your death but your life and what a life it was. Through the years we have come to relize just what kind of man you grew to be. I can only imagine what youd be doing with your life now. Maybe married maybe kids maybe the Millionair you said you would be. we miss out on so much now it really sucks. We hear alot of Marines say how respectable and honorable you were sorry I really have no respect for any of them. We hear Marines are a family sorry dont see it. Its really hard with Brandon in the Marines because we know its all an act. But with us your family you are RESPECTED AND HONORED ever day. we love you we miss you its very hard but like we tell everyone if you knew Jason you knew how he would what us to live.
you have 4 nieces two sister in-laws all your lil bros are taller then you and none of us have been the same for 8 very long years smiles and laughter dont come easy around here.You take care up there save us a spot"
MOMS of Mo Val You KNow

"I miss u jason. U will forever be in my heart. I would of never been baby girl without my big boy. I can't believe it has been eight years. I can still hear ur voice and laugh. I love u and thank u for being the amazing person u were."
baby girl of hemet, ca

"I was with Jason; I guess you can say in his last days. Before I left Kuwait in June 14 2003. He was very respectable and kind young Marine. All he ever talked about was his girlfriend and he’s family. Till this day I think and pray for him."
Sgt Edgar Delgado of West Covina, CA

"It's Memorial Day, the day where we sit and remember those who we have lost. You are greatly missed by your family and friends. Semper Fi Jason!

LCpl Steven Demarest
HQBN 7th Marines
29 Palms, CA"
of (Coloraod Springs, CO)

"to my cuz jason we miss and love you very much man today is a hard day me an rihanna are geting ready to send a dozen ballons in to the sky with our letters to you im sorry jay love you alway"
patsy of belleview, fl

"Hey TT, how's it going up there guarding the gates of heaven? I still can't believe it's been nearly 8 yrs.. Just seems like yesterday we were all sitting back in a tent talking trash. You, Martinez, Lopez and Dye (DyeHard) and myself (Demi). The world lost a great man that day and the four of us lost a great friend. You are never forgotten.

Jason's Family: Thank you so much for raising such a fine young Marine, he always spoke of how much he loved you. Mom Tetrault, I'm sorry I never got back to you about the pictures from when I was supposed to go visit him like 3 years ago. I promise that my next visit to SoCal will include a much needed visit to a really good friend.

Semper Fi Jason!

LCpl Steven (Demi) Demarest
HQBN 7th Marines
Twenty-nine Palms, CA"
Steven Demarest of Colorado Springs, CO

"I'm glad I came across this website, as Jason was a good friend of mine while in the Corps. We all got reported to 29 Palms around the same time and ended up working at the same place. I'll never forget the good times Jason brought to our circle of true brotherhood and just how warm and welcoming his Family was to us. To Jason's Mom and Dad, on behalf of the other friends of Jason's I really want to say thank you for letting us spend nights over at the house whenever we drove from 29 to MoVal for the weekend or if we had a '72' or '96' going, I am forever grateful for your hospitality and treating us like your own. There hasn't been a day that goes by where I don't remember Jason for the great person he was and how he would look out for his friends who didn't even have a penny to their name sometimes...8 years have passed and I still can't believe he's gone. As hard as it has been for the Tetrault Fam, I can only send my deepest condolences and continue to pray for each of you as you move forward in life. By the way, my name is Jeff Hughes from Queens,NY/Hawthorne,CA but am currently stationed in Ft Lee,VA and in Army now. I'm glad family members interact on here so I can pay my respects to you and hope you all take care. Congrats to Brandon on making it into the Corps and I know Jason is smiling down proudly on him and all Family and Friends everyday... RIP Jason...love and miss ya Bro, SEMPER FIDELIS!!!"
Jeff Hughes of Ft Lee, VA

"Happy 28th Birthday it just gets harder with time we realize just how much we are missing out and it hurts like Hell Love you very much maryc06671@verizon.net"
mom of home

"to SSgt Allen
this is Jasons mother its funny we ear from Marines how great a Marine Jason was how great a man he was and how much you all miss him. but none of you manly the people who were with him when he died can talk to his family fix all the lies and mistakes and most of all talk to his family. You all have taken so much from us and all you ever do is take from us. the way I see it none of you have the right to try to honor my son until you act like you really care and miss Jason. Stand up be a Marine least of all be a Humanbeing if you ever feel like standing up and telling the truth me email is maryc06671@msn.com"
mary of mo val u know

"I was with Jason on the night he passed in Kuwait. I road in the ambulance with him. He was a great man and Marine...I think about him often.

I found this site while searching for the correct spelling of "Tetrault" to put on a Fallen Hero's bracelet."
SSgt Alexis Allen (former)/ USMC of Baghdad, Iraq

""My boy" It's October 2010. Thanks for all the wisdom that you gave me while you were in boot camp. I used everything that you taught me. I think about you often we did so much in High School. I'm still in the Marine Corps. I rember the last conversation we had we were going to meet up in Iraq. I miss you so much. When ever I want to half-* the job I think about you and give a 100 and 10% because I know you would. Your friend Graylin"
Graylin of MoVal,Ca

""My boy" It's October 2010. Thanks for all the wisdom that you gave me while you were in boot camp. I used everything that you taught me. I think about you often we did so much in High School. I'm still in the Marine Corps. I rember the last conversation we had we were going to meet up in Iraq. I miss you so much. When ever I want to half-* the job I think about you and give a 100 and 10% because I know you would. Your friend Graylin"
Graylin of Iwakuni,Japan

"7 years today cant believe it seems like yesterday this nightmare started its not fair i miss you so much i just want you back i want to hear you fight and bicker with your brothers bug the crap out of your dad bug me whens dinner going to be done. i wish all of your nieces could have meet you you would have been a great uncle i can see you on the floor wrestling with them now that all the boys are older i would love to hear those fights whos the better football player no ones taller then DADDY and who can get more girls it wasnt suposed to end up like this by now you were going to be a millionare toilet trainning your kids at gun point(the big mean Marine)but instead all we get is going to a peace of land in a cemetary its just not fair. i love you and miss you more then youll ever know"
moms of mo val

"Big Boy:
Wow I haven't been on this sit for awhile. Everyday you are thought of. I drive past your grave site every day going to work and I always smile can I can remember your face, your laugh, your voice, your smile, when you bite your lower lip and your abs (dang how I loved those abs). It is going to be 7 years this July next week. I can't believe you are gone. I am now married but the weirdest thing happend to me on my wedding night, my bro meet someone who know you in the service. I felt like it was a way you telling me you were there with me to celebrate. Andrew and I still talk about you and how amazing you were. You gave me strength and kept me going. Even today you do. Sometimes I get mad and ask why were you taken from us, but I know that you are in a better place. You had and will always have a big heart. Such a goof ball. I will never forget our saying and will always pass it along "Hey smile, no smile bigger, you know what just bust out laughing, there's that smile that I love" I miss you Big Boy. You will be forever in my heart. I still dream about you and all the goofy things we did. I love you than, now and always."
Baby Girl of Hemet, CA

"It's Memorial Day bubba.. I keep telling myself that I'll get here more often and leave a message. Just know that you're always in our hearts and minds. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. We'll all be together again some day TT to hit that big pullup bar in the sky. Semper Fi you hard charging motivator!

LCpl Steven Demarest
HQBN 7th Marines, 29 Palms CA"
Steven A. Demarest of Co Springs, CO

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com
A hundred times a day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving. - Albert Einstein"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"hey there jay its been a long time and please forgive me i miss you so very much i still look at our picture we took before you left lord so strong and handsome you were gone to soon but i wanted to thank you for what you did for us all it takes a very strong man to do what you did for this country i will never forget you and i will always love you save a place for us all and put in a good word for us i really miss you and wish you were here but that is not possible god had bigger plans for you please watch over us and rest in peace with all my love your aunt tammy"
Tammy Haan of wildomar ca

"well Jason you are 27 as I look back at the past 27 years I laugh cry get very mad but most of all i feel love like the song says i wouldnt have missed the dance. You made me MOMMY you showed me what true love is you showed me just how wonderful life is. I guess you were right when you said you will never get old because you are now and forever be that young smart * we all knew and loved. I miss you more then you will ever know and I love you more today then yesterday love always mom"
Moms of Mo Val U know

I didn't have to meet you to know you were a great person, nephew to CC and an outstanding marine. Your aunt is truly carrying your memory in honor while she serves her time with us in Iraq. Although it would have been great to have you near, the memories of you that I know your family carries are worth more than can be told. You are still loved and always will be admired."
SPC Christina Garcia of Baghdad, Iraq

Although we have never met, I feel like I have known you forever because of your Aunt CC. As you rest in peace, I thank you for all that you gave as well. I know that you are missed by many and loved by more. I am sure that you are watching over each and everyone of us that are out here and continuing to keep us safe. Happy birthday love."
Angela of Baghdad, Iraq

"Well, today you should have been 27 and a millionaire, but instead God decided to take you from us WAY too soon. I will never understand why. I love you and miss you every day. I will never forget you and you will always be in my heart and memories."
CC of Baghdad, Iraq

"I am ashamed it has taken me this long to find this site. My name is Dan Owens I was in Jasons boot camp platoon. Platoon 3092 in the summer of 2001. I was also on the same deployment as Jason. My memories of him are still so fresh in my mind. WE never saw each other after boot camp but we were good friends there. The drill instructors always called Jason, myself and another Marine, named Thompson the triplets. I am so very sorry for your loss, I went on to complete 3 tours in Iraq and had several friends fall. Jason was one of the finest Marines I have ever met. Again I am so very sorry for your loss and I hope you know that Jasons memory will live on in his fellow Marines memories.

Former Sgt. Dan Owens USMC 2001-2006."
Dan Owens of Baxter, Minnesota

"happy vets day to you your lil brother brandon and your aunt cc we love you and miss you very much"
moms of mo val u know

"To the family of Jason Tetrault

I write from a country thousands of miles away, yet for some reason I feel overtaken with grief as though Jason was my own brother. I cannot help but swelling up with tears reading about Jason. Not only is Jason a hero to those who knew him, the citizens of a country he so bravely fought to protect, but he is a hero to all mankind world through. May God protect and comfort you, be strong and forever proud. You are in my prayers day and night."
J RASSIE, SA of South Africa

"August 10, 2009
To the family of Lance Cpl. Jason Andrew Tetrault:
Jason 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

"Hey guy. Well, it's been 6 years today and it's still hard to believe that you are gone! I thought it would be harder to deal with this year, being out here and all, but it seems a little bit easier because I know you are here with me. I just wanted to stop by here and tell you how much I love and miss you, and not a day goes by that I don't think of you.
Aunt CC"
Clasina of Baghdad, Iraq

"I PASSED JAY thanks i go swear in the first week of april i know ur gonna be there love ya"

"wats up big bro well its gettin closer and closer kinda getting nervous but i need to do this to show everyone that im tough enough and mainly you i take my test next week watch over me and help me man i aint as smart as u....i miss you so much and miss you man every day gets worse i cant wait till i see u agian ooo and thanks for bein there on my bday it meant alot to me....like ive always said you were my hero shoot to this day you still are ive wore ur dog tag for six striaght years i look at it every day and think wat could be of me and wat kind of a marine i am gonna be someday hopefully as good of one as you were... well i love you jay i miss you and love you ....dont forget to help me on the test this is something i really wanna do"
brandon of my brothers house

"happy late b-day you know what went on Friday. your 26 now i cant believe it seem like yesterday you were just a little boy. it hard to understand why MY OLDEST HAD TO DIE but I'm learning to live with it i think this is the first year i did cry my eyes out it was nice dad and i just sat around telling funny thing that you would do. i love you very much and miss you even more"
moms of mo val you know

"this message is for Gunny
hi this Jasons mom how are you yes we will be watching it will be hard the text of the move and also 6 days before Jasons birthday. Its funny of all the marines that were in and out of our house during that time you were there for the most it means alot to us you will never know. You were there when I was told and I didnt do that all that well you were there when we were doing all the paper work and I never told you that you for asking questions that day about Jason and the family it just brought alittle normal to the house. And you were the one that finally brought our son Jason home he didnt have to take that long last leg home by himself I know it meant alot to you but we never said thank you or even how much it meant to us. we still have the letter you brought over that saturday its in a scrape book with all the offical letter dad said it means the most its from the heart. I just wanted to say thank you for being a friend to jason and thak you for being there for us"
mary of mo val you know

"LCpl Tetrault,
I came across this website after watching a movie trailer for “Taking Chance”. The movie stars Kevin Bacon as a Marine LtCol who volunteers to escort home a fallen Devil Dog. The movie premieres Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 8 pm on HBO. I really hope your family will be watching, because it will portray how you were escorted home. I haven’t seen the movie, but I definitely intended to. The movie trailer touched on why the LtCol is compelled to volunteer and the extreme honor he experiences throughout his journey, as I did when I proudly volunteered to escort you home.
I have since retired from the Marine Corps (Nov 2003), but to this day when I am asked for my most proudest Marine Corps moment, my unquestionable response is when I had the honor of escorting you home. I don’t know if knowing the Marine being escorted home holds more meaning, but from my personal experience with you I know that I will cherish my memories forever.

Semper Fidelis Devil Dog.


John Coronado
Gunnery Sergeant
United States Marine Corps, Retired"
John Coronado of 29 Palms, CA

"hey jay
well i guess you were wrong codys not the next devil dog. beleave it or not its Brandon yep he join im a marine mom again. do me a favor keep him strong and safe help him through bootcamp and help mom and dad not to worry. i love you very much and miss you more then youll ever know"
moms of mo val you know

"dang big bro almost six years wow still wish i could take back the last time we talked on the phone and you yelled at me. you were my hero dude i looked up to you so much and know im following in your steps yup thats right im gonna be a marine to hope ive made u proud. ive tryed my hardest to keep that promise we made i wish we could play ball agian i miss u yellin at me cuz i messed up well i hope you watch over me and help me in boot camp and i will be sure to go see you as soon as i get home i promise.
thinkin about you all day everyday dude hope i make u happy"
your lil bro BJ of MO VAL

"hey jason
I know its been along time and not a day gose by where i dont think about you im trying to plan a day to go visit you again I know its been a few months since ive been down to ur gave its just so hard knowing that your not here any more..I found a few of the poems you wrote me the other day and the very first letter you wrote to me once you were sent overseas.I miss your earily morning phone calls even after all this time i still find myself waking up at 3am thinking your going to call..I just cant believe everything still and to this day I still have the ankle braclet you sent on. God Jason I miss you soo much and just wish we could go back to the night before you were sent to war i still remember sitting there on the beach with you talking about how crazy life can be and how we just held each other and asked god to keep you safe to this day i still return to that same stop once a year and ask god to watch over you.. you will alway be in my heart and soul and i will forever love you...Thank you for always being yourself and for being the best thing to have ever come into my life. You are and alway will be a great man your mom raised you well. i love you jason"
Corrin ...Or as Jason always called me Blue Eyes of Culver City CA

"Hey Jason-

Just wanted to let you know that you are missed. In your honor, I have purchased a bracelet with your name engraved on it and I wear in proudly everyday in or out of uniform...moval pride"
1LT Kristina Dempsey, USAF of Tucson, AZ

"happy vets day sweet we love you and miss you going to the memorial to remember you today love hugs and kisses forever"
moms of mo val u know

"your still here in my heart everyday.
I love you."

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

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"


VIETNAM VET. 1964-1968
ken tetrault of bremerton, wa.

"Miss you J."
Uncle Mitch. of Fort Lewis WA.

"Miss you Tet. I think about you everytime I see a Football game or anyone in the service. Miss my QB."
Coach Hooper of MOVAL

"5 years i cant belive it today it feels like yesterday i miss u so much it hurts i just want to hold my lil boy again i want to hear ur voice i sat here yesterday remembering the last time we talked to u the day u died. i wish i had said so much more like maybe dont go stay on base maybe i let u down i dont know all i do know is it hurts i wish i wasnt affraid of u when i saw u last but i was so affraid of hurtting u im sorry i dont know how to say what i want so ill just say im senddind a hug send 1 back i love u and miss u"
mom of mo val u know

"Devil Dawg:

May You Rest - In - Peace.

Semper Fi,
"Major Pain""
Maj M. B. Parlor of Los Angeles, CA

""To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Jason Tetrault:
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Not a day goes by that we don't pray for you.
Jason, thank you for serving our country so honorably. You are greatly missed.
(My hubby was in the same graduating class at Moreno Valley High)"
Sean & Harmony Szilagyi of Moreno Valley, CA

"Today is Memorial Day 2008. My son Bobby shared QB duties with Jason for the Moreno Valley Viking Football team. Jason's mom & dad were a part of the football booster club. They were always working in the snack bar. And helping out anywhere they could. They would share stories about Jason with everyone. I remember watching Jason with his siblings and thinking what a caring and nice big brother he was to them. Someone they could all look up too. Jason we are grateful for what you did for our country, our freedom. Jason you made the Iraq war real to all of our family, because you were the first servicemember from Moreno Valley that we knew who paid the ultimate price over there. What a great loss for your family at home, and the MVHS Viking football family! You are not forgotten!"
Debbie Sears of Moreno Valley, CA

"Memorial Day 2008
Just read the list of war dead in the LA Times, we all owe it to you and your comrads to do so. I noticed your name because you gave your life for our country on my birthday. God Bless you for your courage and God bless your family. Thank you for protecting our country. Thank you for protecting my freedom. Thank you for protecting the freedom of my children. Thank you for doing the right thing. Thank you for your sacrifice. My prayers are with you. My prayers are with your family for their loss."
Steve of Canyon Country, CA

"Happy B-day And now Happy Easter You did not know it but you changed my life i remember alot of things you did to make me Laugh we were young but you are still missed"
A old friend of riverside,Ca

"happy birthday i cant beleave your 25 your an old man now i love you"
mom of mo val you know

"hi, baby girl of riverside could you email me? i have some questions for you
rosemaltese@yahoo.com thanks"

"T.T. Hey man.. I can't believe how much time has passed. Take care up there man, you're in good company. To Jason's mom, if you could email me the location of the burial sight and the memorial so I can pay my respects I'd greatly appriciate it. stevenademarest@yahoo.com"
LCpl Steven A. Demarest of Oceanside, CA

"Big Boy,
I just wanted to say that i miss you very much and you are always in my heart. It is real hard to believe that you are gone. So much time has passed but i can still remember how you always made me laugh, "Smile, no smile bigger. You know what just bust out laughing. There is that smile that I love." That will be forever in my heart and will be passed down to my son. You will never be forgotten. I love you and miss you. SMILE ALWAYS.
Your baby girl for life."
BABY GIRL of Riverside, CA


"Hey jason i can't believe it has been for years today july 9th,2007 i went to see the memorial its gorgeous i took pictures of it. I just wanted you to know that you're always in my heart you're never forgotten my dear marine love ya jason!"
Kelly of Mo val, ca you know

"hey Jason its mom. just wanted to say Happy 4th. Im sorry I cant keep my promise to you this year Im having a hard time with that but the rest of the family will keep it they are going to be at the park to watch the fireworks for you like we said 4 years ago. I love you and miss you so much youll never know."
mom of MO VAL you know

"Jason i just heard they finished the memorial out here in mo val i can't wait to see it. Your mom got the city started on this project after your passing i bet its beautiful i can believe in less than a month you've been gone from us for 4 years sorry i never come to visit you i promise one day i will when i have the courage to and i leave some red white and blue flowers to honor you love you jason"
Kelly of Mo val, ca

"FOR JASONS MOM, hi this is kelly i cant find the band or the song i had it on a cd but i lost it, if i ever find it i will be more than pleased to let you know. I miss jason he helped me alot back in high school your son was and is the sweetest man i've ever met i'd hurts me just thinkin of him not bein here. I hope you are doing well i have my magnet on my car supporting or troops and in memory of a dear friend. Take care"
Kelly of No Val you know

"Jason how are u doing well you got a new family member up there with you and Shannon. You two take very good care of that baby Amber is trusting u"
mom of mo val u know

"happy b-day!"

"To the family of:Jason Andrew Tetrault 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"

"Merry Christmas love you. I wish you were here its just not the same."
moms of MO VAL you know

"hey jay its patsy just want to wish you a merry christmas i love you."
patsy of belleview,fl

"happy Thanksgiving another with out you. Will we ever get used to this. I love you and miss so much."
mom of MO VAL you know

"Tetrault...Still with all of us whom knew you..from 29 palms..so glad I got to know you, the day we had barracks duty together, such a great guy!! miss you."
Cpl Friedlander of NY, NY

"still praying for you jay."

"Hey Jay, Please keep a watch over Chris. As you know he is over in Kuwait and will be going to Baghdad Nov. 4. I am trusting you to watch over him and bring him home to me, his wife, and his son. Love and miss ya"
Aunt Nancy of Umatilla, FL/ USA

"I am Jasons mom this is for everyone who has been leaving messages for Jason. Thank you it means alot to know that all of you make sure Jason is not forgotten. Its nice to know he had such GOOD friends. Its been 3 very long and hard years for us but knowing that Jason really meant something to all of you that helps when we hear just how much he is loved and missed. To Kelly can you please tell me the name of the band that sings that song I would love to hear it.If anyone would like to talk my e-mail is maryc0667@msn.com it helps me sometimes to talk with his friends."
mary aka MOMS of MO VAL you know

"These are some lyrics from a small band i heard shortly after you passed and they reminded me of you. We love and miss you jason and you live forever in our hearts! RIP MARINE "all end in devastation for a man who loved his nation, another warrior they took away, but in our hearts he did not die, forever more his flag will fly, and one day the land will stand in his memory, you're gone with the breeze, but you will always be there on our minds, your gone with a breeze and we're left with just memories of those times, you're gone with a breeze, but you left alot of people who love you, you're gone with a breeze but we will ALWAYS remember you.""
Kelly of Moreno valley, ca

"I cant believe that it has been over 3 years since you have been gone, you were a great friend and you will always be missed but never forgotten."
Kelly Tucker of Moreno Valley Ca

"Jason, I am glad I got to know you a long time ago. I have Great memories of you. I feel hurt for your family. I will remember you."
Chuck Drew of Roseburg,OR USA

"Jason, Im still wearing the bracelet that honors you. I know you have been gone for three years now, But I'll wear this bracelet untill the day you and I meet. people still ask about you. Most think I knew you..I tell them what I know. I know from reading your family and friends messages that you are missed and loved. And I know you are a hero that I will not forget. untill we meet then...
Semper fi"
clinton waddell wadd60@myway.com of roseburg, oregon

"Well Jason what can I say the BAD time of year is coming fast. I cant sleep and I cant seem to get you off my mind. I will make sure everyone enjoys the fireworks just for you. I will keep that promiss I made to you. Just please help us get through July help your Dad it seems to be really hard on him. I hope you are having a good time up there and play a game of football on the 4th that will make me happy. I miss you and I will forever love you and keep you in my heart"
mom of home in Mo Val

"hi jay it is me patsy i want to tell you i made it out one more time and for the last time i have been out since jan,31 2006. i am doing good.i will make you proud i promce. bye for now i love you."
patsy smith of fl

"To the family of Jason Tetrault, Just wanted you to know that I knew Jason when he was at moreno valley high school, he hung around both my sons Joshua and Jeremy Parnell. Jason and Jeremy were good buddies during football as well as Josh..I got to know Jason while I was a booster parent doing all the fundrasiers for the football team, I admire Jason for putting his life on the line for my freedom and my sons freedom, he will be greatly missed and I pray for your family for the loss...To Jason....Thanks for being a great friend to my sons, and an all around nice guy your smile was infectious and it was a pleasure knowing you."
Lisa Parnell of Brea Ca USA

"Hey motivator.. You are a good friend and an outstanding Marine.. Never forgoten and always faithful. HOOORAH!!!"
LCpl Steven A. Demarest of Long Beach, CA

"I miss you so much. I wish I could hear your voice and see your face thats the one thing I wish for mothers day.BUT"
mom of home

"Hey you, it's been a while but you know why. I just wanted you to know that I think of you every day and I love you very much."
CC of Seol, South Korea

"Well Jay, Chris did it. He left for boot camp on Thursday. He is up in Ga. 16 weeks of boot camp. Watch over him Jay. Love and miss you."
Aunt Nancy of Umatilla, FL

"happy birthday Jason. I cant belive your 23."
mom of mo val ca

"Jay, I just want you to know that I still, think, pray and love you everyday, of my life, as long as there are memories, you will live forever in the hearts of everyone that loves you"

"Happy New Year Jason I love you and last night was very hard I just kept think about your last New Years eve and how much fun you had. I hope you had a good one up in Heaven"
mom of home in Mo Val

"Jason tomarrow is the 3rd Thanks Giving without you. I find this holiday the hardest because it is your favorit one. I make your favorit foods but for some strange feason the just arent the same. On this Thanksgiving I can say that I am very Thankful for the 20 years we had with you. Its hard because the day is filled with memories of you and how you would open the oven just about every half hour and how I would be in the kitchen but I could hear you over evryone else YELLING at the TV sbout some Football game. I start to remember I smile but then I remeber what we lost and what we dont have any more and I start to cry. I know its not what you would want but I cant help it I just miss you so much. So I am asking this of you. Help me to remember and not cry. Help me get through it the way you would want me to. I love you and miss you very much you have a nice Thanks Giving."
mary...a.k.a MOMS of Home


"Jason its been 2 years. I miss you so much it hurts sometimes. What I would give just to hear your voice or give you a big hug again.I miss you bugging for moms to take you some where or doing some stupid thing for you. I miss every Friday night you coming through the door saying MOM I LOVE YOU HERES MY DIRTY CLOTHES. I mis your sence of humor and the way you could always make me laugh. But most of all I miss just have my boy. Its been hard to handel but we manage we remember the love the fun the joy and the pain, anger and dissapointment. Not a day goes by that I dont think of you. But your in heaven with people who love you and one day we will get to see you so when you hear PIZZA MAN just come looking for mom. And I would like to tell Mr Waddel thank you for the respect you give my son thank you for put that braclet on every day."
mom of home

"May God comfort the family of Jason Andrew Tetrault on the anniversary of his death."
Deb Brandt of Hastings, Nebraska

"jay,It has been two years sense you passed and I continue to wear your bracelet. you and I have never met but I will wear it everyday in your memory. Not only to remind me of your service and sacrifice, but to honor you in the only way I know how. You gave everything..all your future with your loved ones, possable children, everything. I will never forget you and I will continue to honor you every day. When people ask me about the bracelet, I tell them you are a hero who deserves never to be forgotten.
semper fi brother"
clinton waddell of roseburg, or

"Jay, you are always going to be in my heart, your memory is there every day, and you spririt I know is there. But today it is the day I wish and hope the most. I will always love you."

"happy 4th Jason we will keep your last request for the 4th. we will enjoy the fireworks. I really miss you today"
mom of home

"Hey Jay,How is everything up there?Are you playing football?Jay I love you and miss you so much.Not a day goes by that I dont think about you.I pray and ask god why did he take you?Jay when I go home I am going to go see your grave.Jay just for you to know I have your pictures on me at all times.Well jay I have to go now. Please remember i love you and miss you so much, you are in my thoughts all day and night."
Patsy Smith of umatilla FL.

"hey jay how are you doing up there.i miss and love you so much.i hope you hear my prayers every day."
patsy smith of fl usa

"hey jay it's me again i wanted to let you know how much i miss and love you.your picture is above my head when i go to sleep ever day.and i want to see you so bad.will you tell grandpa that i love and miss him so much. well it is time for meto go.i will see you one day again. bye"
patsy smith of fl

"hi jason it me patsy i want you to know that i think about you every day"
patsy smith of fl

"May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, And rains fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand
…. An Old Irish Blessing
I miss you!"

"Espero que en este dia, te acuerdes tu de mi como me acuerdo yo de ti."

"Jason Happy Birthday 22 I cant beleave it. It seem like you should still be a little kid. I wish you were here so we could see you grow older. You always said you would never get old. I guess you were right. But how I would love to see you get gray hair wrinkels, and that middle age spreed that runs in the family. We did pretty good on your birthday we saw alot of your friends they all said they miss you. We saw and heard from other people. I wish I could be like you and be able to put up with the fake people the ones that never went out of their way to get to know you or call you. But now they want to act like they were very close to you.We know the truth and we know who meant alot to you. I just wish I could fake it like you. I miss talking to you. You used to make things sound so easy you made life fun and you kept everyone on their toes we never knew what you were going to do next. And I miss that so much. Well OLD MAN I love you and you know I miss you alot."
mary..a.k.a. mom's of mo val..home

"Well Jay Happy B-Day! #22. Today is a very hard day for me. Today is your birthday and it was one month ago today that grandpa joined you in heaven. I know you were there to greet him. I told him that you would be waiting for him and he cried. Take care of each other. I love you both."
Aunt Nancy of Umatilla, FL/USA

"Semper Fi Devil Dog. Marines arent aloud to die:-/."
Dakota Uriah Dishong of Forest, Ohio, USA

"I found a website called herobracelets.org, they put the name,rank, branch of service and date of passing for our fallen heros. I bought two and because I requested a marine, I now wear jasons bracelet everyday to honor his service and to always remember him. My wife wears the other bracelet honoring another fallen marine. We just wanted his family to know.."
clinton and holly waddell of roseburg, or

"Jason its Mom. Someone asked what I miss the most about you.I thoght about it for along time and I finally figured it out.
I miss your laugh, your smile, Your bright green eyes your deep voice.
I will always miss your zest for life how you always went for anything no matter how dangerous. Ill miss how you always made people laugh. Ill miss your love for people you held close in your heart and called family and friends. And for people who really knew you they will understand the rest. Ill miss how you always had to be right. Ill miss you always having to have thee last word. Ill miss your smart mouth. I will even miss that temeper of yours. But most of all I will always miss our talks hearring you say Love You Mom giving you a big hug. But most of all I WILL ALWAYS MISS JUST HAVING YOU. I have my memories and there are alot and thats going to have to do untill I see you again"
Mary of home

"Just a message to y'all to let you know I've found this site, and that Jason, and of course all of you, have been on all of our minds alot lately. We hope you are all well, and you can rest assured you will remain in our thoughts and prayers."
SSgt Kelly K. Stetson of MCAGCC, Twentynine Palms, CA

"por hoy por manana
te buscare te esperare
siempre estare
asta encontrate de nuevo
mirar to sonrisa
y amarnos para siempre.
descansa mi amor
por yo en pedasos estoy
pero aqui estare
esperando tu regreso
por hoy y por manana

"Jason It's been a year today that we lost you Iam sad that you had to leave us so soon. But your in our hearts forever. We will always love and remember all the good and bad days.
I Love you very much"
DAD of Moreno Valley Ca

"Hi Jason its mom agian to bug. When you were alive everyone used to say you were my favorite. But that wasnt true. you were just my oldest. Then when you died evryone thought it would kill me because you were my favorite. And I thought at times it just might. Its been a hard year. I realized something this year I guess in a way you might be some what of a favorite to me and I know one reason its been hard to say good by. Out of all my kids that I love from the bottom of my soul YOU are the one that made me MOMMY and for some stupid reason it fells like part of the meaning of the word has been taken. We are learning how to get along with out you its hard and its not right but thats what everyone tells us we have to do. I wont ever forget your smile your laugh your temper and the way you cared about the poeple you loved. Its just so hard to know that we will never hear " PIZZA MAN " again.Jason I love you always and that is what gets me through this nightmare. Save a spot up there for us we will all see you one day.
Love and hugs forever
mary of HOME

"When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see, if the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me. I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today, while thinking of the many things we didn't get to say. I know how much you love me, as much as I love you, and each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too, but when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand, that an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand, and said that my place was ready, in heaven far above, and that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love. But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye, for all my life, I'd alway thought, I didn't want to die. I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do, it seemed almost impossible, that I was leavin you. I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad, I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had. If I could relieve yesterday, just even for a while, I'd say good-bye and kiss your face, and maybe see you smile. But then I fully realized, that this could never be, for emptiness and memories, would take the place of me. And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow, I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow. So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart, for everytime you think of me, I'm right here in your heart.

Well Jay, it's been a year and it still doesn't seem real. I still expect to see your smiling face, bright blue/green eyes, and hear you yell out "DADDY'S HOME". I have no idea why God took you so soon and so young. The only reason I could think of is that you are such a great person and God needed another angel. Like your uncle Mitch said "you passed the test". We all miss you so very much and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you. You keep watching over us and remember how much we love you!
Love Always,
Aunt CC"
Clasina Roberts of Fort Eustis, VA. USA

"Dearest Jay,
Well it has been 1 year today that we lost the best thing that ever happened to this family. You were a joy to be with. I read all the messages that people around this country have written, and it fells my heart to know that there are people that still care. We will miss you for the rest of our lifes. I wish that I could go to your grave today, but I am in Florida, but my heart will be there with my sister,(your mom). I love you Jay and will never forget what you did for our country."
Aunt Nancy of Umatilla, FL/USA

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Marine!! Semper FI....!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

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

"Hey bud its Heather (yo sis). Hope you are doing alright up there its been very tough around here with out you. Well you take care and I love you and so does your niece Love you very much and we really miss you alot take care."
Heather (yo sis) of Mo Valley,CA, USA

"Hello Marine. In 1984, a couple years after getting out of the USMC (MOS 0311), I moved to Moreno Valley with my new family. I wonder how many times I drove past you on Perris Blvd or some other major street. I wonder how may times we talked past you at the Moreno Valley Mall or if you were swimming at the high school pool while my girls played in the water. I wonder if you were outside the base as a youngster waving flags at returning Marines when we were there waving our flag. It's a shame that I never got a chance to shake your hand. Semper Fi!"
Mike and Family of Moreno Valley, CA/USA

"para siempre, seras mio y yo tuya. Mi corazon a tu lado nunca lo olvidare. Te Amo."

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

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

"Jason I know Im late but you know how its been for us at home. I just wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Your 21 now your a man not just our little boy. We all Love you and miss you very much. Friday I just sat and thought about the day you were born looking at the new born(alien) pic of you. It doesnt seem like 21 yrs have pasted already but I wouldnt change a thing even all the fits and trouble with the strange girlfriends you have had in the past. You gave us alot of laughs and tears but it was all worth it because we have you."

"Happy big day Jay. 21 years ago today a boy came into our lives and it was you. You brought such joy to our lives. I love and miss you. Happy Birthday!"
Aunt Nancy of Umatilla, FL

"B-day! Big 21. God gave you to the world
for a short time and now you are where you belong. And watching over us, you are having a ball. Cause you know how much are loved."

"Well Jay, today is your 21st birthday and instead of buying you your first legal beer like we talked about I have to wish you a happy birthday on this damned web page. It just doesn't seem fair. You should be here with us partying like crazy like every young person does on their 21st b-day. I just don't get it Jay. You were taken too young and I will never understand! Just remember that I love you very much and I will never forget you. You are still with me every day of my life. I miss you!
Aunt CC"
Clasina Roberts of Fort Eustis, VA/USA

"Hey bro how you hangin up there I hope your being nice to everyone. Well I hope you know me and your niece love you very much and you take care of your self and stay out of trouble k big bro We love you and miss you very much."
Heather (yo sis) of Mo Valley

"Friends are forever they say. And forever means in heaven and earth.
You are my love wherever you are at. You are the one i dream about and the one that makes me laugh and cry when im alone.
Close to my heart you are always gonna be.
In my memories and in my heart you are always there.
Young and restless you'll never be forgotten. Cause im always thinking about you.
Jason Andrew Tetrault. The One I'll always love.;-)"

"Jay, just alittle add on to my last note: I am glad that Curtis is coming home safe. I didn't mean for it to sound the way it did. It just would be so much better if you both were coming home safe. I love you!"
Aunt Nancy of Umatilla, FL/USA

"Jason its been a year today you left for Kuwait/Iraq and boy what a year we have missed you from the day you left and now we miss you even more. It seems like a life time that weve seen you or heard youre voice. I will always wear that deep voice in my head when you called you always said HAY WHATS UP what I wouldnt do to hear that just one more time. We love you always will and no one will ever forget how great it was to know you and LOVE YOU. Stay great and dont get in any trouble up there in Heaven. And dont forget the poeple down here that love and care about you. Love Always Mom's"
Mary of Moreneo valley Ca USA

"Well Jay what can I say. I think about you all the time. I have your pictures on the wall next to my desk. It has been just about a year since you left. My nephew Curtis is coming home on Thursday and I will be there to greet him. Oh Jay how I wish that was going to be you. You are my HERO. I love and will always miss you."
Aunt Nancy of Umatilla, FL/USA

"Hey wherito!
1 year ago (1/20/03) you were on your way to march air force base, to deploy to help stop terror.

You did it for everything for what you are and for everyone you know. And i wanted to let you know how much we all still love you and wish so much you were here, but at least for me i have tried or think to understand you are with our God and it hurts. Because its human, but Jay, wherito, we love you.

Remember us and remember we will never ever forget you. I love you, forever.

And just to let you know everyday of my life since i found you i have thought about you and loved you.

Baby, take care.

I know God will take care us all.

Please, Thank You and Forgive and Forget.

We love you.

Till Tommorow.
thanks for the text mgs of love.
still sprung? (yes)"
Sandra of in my place

"Well guy, it's been a while and I still find it very hard to believe that you're gone. You are always in my thoughts. We all miss you very much! Nikki talks about you everyday and wants to know when she will see her JJ again. Just know that we will always love you and will never forget you. You are my hero and I am so very proud of you!
Aunt CC"
Clasina Roberts of Fort Eustis, VA/USA

"They say time heals it all.
Just wait and the pain will fade away.
But time has passed and will never return, and with it, it has taken my heart. A heart that has always loved you. And even in a thousand years i will still be thinking of the boy, who taught me how to love, and gave me love. For the very first time.
Thank You. Please forgive me and protect us all from loving and losing."

J AND T TAYLOR of USMC North Carolina

"jason its mom. Its been 6 months today that youve been taken from us. We are doing ok I guess. We all miss you very much. Its just so hard to beleave that we will never see that smile hear that laugh or ever hear PIZZA DELIVERY come out of that mouth of yours again. We are trying to stay strong for you to remember the love you gave all of us. You are an Uncle now you have a niece her name is Tiffany and its funny she reminds us of you some times. See sleeps with her eyes open just like Uncle Jason. I hope we are making you proud. Just know that through out the rest of our lifes we will always love you and never let you be forgotten. Stand gaurd and watch the gates in Heaven because one day we will all be together again."
mary-- Mom of Moreno Valley Ca USA

"Thank you Jason Tetrault, 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

happy new year!"

"I don't know what to say. I dream of you every night and wish I could hear your voice just once more. I see your face everyday, I will be doing something and just like that, out of the blue there you are, in my thoughts. Ricky and your cousins think of you too. Don't worry about us down here. Between me and your dad we will hold down the fort. Red thinks of you too and says hi. He is still over there but without you now. I remember the last time Aunt Irene and I saw you. You were all grown up and a man. We are proud of you J. I'm waiting for the day when we all get together again with you and the big guy up there. Watch over all of us and help guide us. You have crossed over now and know much more than we do. Until we meet again, much love from Uncle Rick, Aunt Irene, Elena, Ricky, Nicole and Timmy."
Uncle Rick of Pomona, California

"Happy Veterans Day!
-luv yah!"

"Through thick and thin
no matter where no matter when
when our souls meet again
there will be no distance far enough to
keep you and me from being one."

"Hey big bro this is your lil sis. How is everyone taking care of you seeing your new up there. Hope you still know that even though we may not of gotten along all the time I do love you very much and your niece loves you. I will never forget you and I will always love you and so will the baby love ya jay."
Heather (yo sis.) of Mo Val , Ca, USA

"Jay, i couldn't speak when i heard the news, i just sat their like a lost soul. I didn't believe it and i still dont. You are here in the memory of all of us living today. I think about you everyday. I miss you and i hope you are playing football with some new friends up thier, Just dont forget about your old ones down here. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU, YOUR MEMORY IS HERE"

"Jay "WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU" We miss and Love you very much."
DAD of Moreno VAlley Ca U.S.A.

"Jay, what can I say? You're my friend, nephew, and don't forget partner in crime. I miss you so very much and wish this was all just a bad dream. Life just seems to have something missing now. I still find myself waiting for you to call me every Friday! Jay you were my spark when it came to the military and now I try everything to keep it going but I promise you I will because you wouldn't have it any other way. It's just not as fun anymore without you teasing me about being a DD. I'm still climbing that hill and I expect you there by my side when I do! I just wish we could have done it while you were still here. JJ I will never forget you and I will not let you down!
Love Always,
Aunt CC

To all that read this, know that Jason was very proud to serve his country in the Corps. Know that he has no regrets because he loved this country."
SPC Clasina Roberts of Fort Eustis, VA

"To all who visit this web site. THANK YOU!!!! I am Jason's mother. Jason you are a great son you have alot of love to still give us and show us.We will miss you very much and we will never forget how great it is to have you in our lives. Watch over us and remember we will see you again. I LOVE YOU J.J"
Mary a.k.a mom of moreno valley ca

"Hi, I'm so sorry my beautiful wherito, I should have asked and gone to your house to find out current news about you. But I know you were looking out for me and the consequences of your death. Listen I loved you, you were my first and I will never fall in love as deep as with you. THANK YOU!!! You touched so many souls and we are all so grateful for having known you! Wherito I want you to know that you don't have to be sad anymore you and the baby are in heaven. Have fun for us! I'll visit you every Thursday. YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY HEART.
TO ALL WHO KNEW: Jay, remember he would have wanted all of you to be happy for him, and do everything you planned on or do something fun for him! Oh and if you ever need to talk, my name is SANDRA, I was Jay's girlfriend for the last 6 months he was in the U.S., please email me! I want to hear from his friends!"
Sandra of Riverside, CA

"Hi,I miss you and I still love you no matter were you are."
patsy smith of umatilla, fl

"To my dawg Jay aka Lil Devil . I love you kid, things haven't been the same since i left for Korea. And now life will never be the same for any of us (friends and forever). Watch over me bro.

Spc. Christopher Long of Moreno Valley,Ca

"im sorry about jason i never remembered him i meet him when i was little he was my cousin didnt know him but i loved him he is a hero to me"
izzy smith of umitilla fl

"This poem was written by Jason:
It is a difficult thing to watch them fade away. Knowing that a loved one may pass on at any day. There isn't much to do but express to them your love. Soon their spirit will fly to Heaven like a white dove. You know that they are no longer in pain but your still sad. But knowing they're up there with God in Heaven should make you glad. I know it hurts to let that special person go. Imagine how they must of felt loosing everyone they know. And it may seem that your apart by a million miles. But they will always be close enough to enjoy your smiles. Because if they could they't hold your hands and dry your eyes. Because if only saddens them more to hear your sorrowful cries. You should always smile because that's what they want to see. To let them know that in your heart they will always be."
Aunt Nancy of Umatilla, FL

"jason ,this is your aunt bitty, i never knew you but you will always be in my thoughts
love aunt bitty"
ElizabethSweeten of apopka, fla

"Jason we will alway remember you. I Love You and miss you so much. I told you back in Jan. that you were my hero and you always will be. Thank you for the 20 years we had with you. I Love you."
Nancy Tetrault Thornton of Umatilla, FL

"To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Jason Tetrault:
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 Jason for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Jason Tetrault:
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 Jason, 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