Remembering a fallen Soldier / Armando Monroig (Soldier who worked with him in Iraq. )
My heartfelt condolensces go out to Lt. Gaspers' family and friends.
I had the honor of working with Lt. Gaspers during a mission in Iraq when I was in the Army. I worked as a military journalist and had been on several missions with the 5-73rd while in Iraq.
He was very professional and courteous. I have never forgotten him and the guys from the 5-73rd I worked with. Every once in a while I think of the guys I met on that mission. I was lucky to have worked with pros like them.
I was able to go to the site of the truck bombings a couple of months after the incident. The remainder of the building was going to be demolished and a new school was going to be built in its place. I wanted to go on this mission to pay my respects to Lt. Gaspers and the other members of the 5-73rd who had fallen that day.
I also had the honor of attending their memorial ceremony while in Iraq. Like I said, I think about these men from time to time. But today, Veterans Day, they come to mind even more. I am grateful to have been able to serve alongside such courageous men.
My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Lt. Gaspers. He and the Soldiers from the 5-73rd will be remembered today and always.
God Bless members of the 82nd Airborne. And God Bless America.
TO KEVIN AND HIS FAMILY I WOULD LIKE TO THANK HIM AND ALL OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE MILITARY AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES FOR US. TO HIS MOM AND DAD, I WOULD LIKE TO LET YOU KNOW MY BROTHER IS ON ONE OF THE SITES AND I JUST HAPPENED TO CLICK ON KEVINS AND IT TOUCHED MY HEART. I HOPE MEMORIES HELP TO HEAL YOU HEART AND FOR THOSE MEMORIES TO KEEP HIM ALIVE IN YOU HEARTS ALSO. THANK YOU AGAIN KEVIN. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. HELEN
Went to see you today, its been 15 months since you left us. We all miss you and wish you were still here on Earth so we could see your smile and hear your voice. We have memories of you and that will keep us going! Take care in Heaven and we are sending all our love to you!
Thank you / Thera (Friend)
Kev, you're my guardian angel! I can't thank you enough for everything you did for me to keep me safe!!! I truly believe you are the reason I am ok... and still alive!!! I love you and miss you so much! I think about you everyday! Thank you so much for everything!! You're always in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you, Kevin!!! Close
You will never know true happiness until.... / Stevie Meyer (none)Read >>
You will never know true happiness until.... / Stevie Meyer (none)
You will never know true happiness until you have truly loved.....and you will never understand what pain really is until you have lost it. Close
Courage doesn't always roar..... / Ed Meyer (none)Read >>
Courage doesn't always roar..... / Ed Meyer (none)
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, " I will try again tomorrow." Close
Family Ties... / Kim Thompson (Acquaintenance)Read >>
Family Ties... / Kim Thompson (Acquaintenance)
Family Ties... In every sense of the word Kevin.
Y ou Close
RED, WHITE, & BLUE..... / Family And Friends Of Kevin We Will Always Miss You. (Big Mike )Read >>
RED, WHITE, & BLUE..... / Family And Friends Of Kevin We Will Always Miss You. (Big Mike )
Red, White, & Blue without you. We all mis you so very much...... Close
Dear Kevin, Wish I could come up to Heaven and give you a big hug and tell you I love you! But, you already know that and I know you are smiling down on us from Heaven and wishing the same thing. Your family misses you and we hold your memories dear in our hearts. Smile down on your sister on Saturday as she walks down the aisle and know that you will be in our hearts! With all our love to you! Mom
As I sit here safe in Heaven.... / Dear Loved Ones (Me)Read >>
As I sit here safe in Heaven.... / Dear Loved Ones (Me)
As I sit here safe in Heaven and watch you every day,
I try to let you know with signs, I never went away.
I hear you when your laughing and watch you as you sleep, I even place my arms around you as you weep.
I see you wish the days away as you beg to have me home. So, I try to send you messages that you are not alone. Don't feel guilty that you have a life that was denied me. Oh, Heaven is beautiful just you wait and see. Please live your life and laugh again, enjoy yourself, be free. Then I'll know with every breath you take...you are taking one for me. Close
Remembering the sacrifices you and your men made for us this weekend brings tears to my eyes. I miss your hugs, smiles, and laughter. But, you are at peace and watching over us from Heaven. Keep us in your prayers and all my hugs and kisses go out to you!
A picture is worth a thousand words..... / Dedicated In Memory Of Kevin. With His Loved Ones In Mind. (He is misesed more with each passing day. )Read >>
A picture is worth a thousand words..... / Dedicated In Memory Of Kevin. With His Loved Ones In Mind. (He is misesed more with each passing day. )
I know that a picture is worth a thousand words and I must have said a million lately as I stare into your picture. All I wish for and hope and dream about is hearing your voice, feeling your touch ( Your wonderful HUGS) and seeing your beautiful smile. I have shed a million tears these last 366 days and I can't seem to stop them. I miss you terribly and have a hard time to go on, everyday is a challenge. I love you with all of my heart and I want to turn back time so that I could let you stay with me always. Close
Pictures fade away but..... / Roy Skaggs (none)Read >>
Pictures fade away but..... / Roy Skaggs (none)
Pictures fade away but memories last forever. Close
Remember me..... / My Beloved Family And Friends I. Will Always Remember You. (i hope you will also remember me. )Read >>
Remember me..... / My Beloved Family And Friends I. Will Always Remember You. (i hope you will also remember me. )
Remember me in quiet days
while raindrops whisper on your pain.
But in your memories have no grief,
let just the joy we knew remain.
Remember me when the evening stars
look down on you in steadfast eyes.
Remember me if once you awake
to catch a glimpse of a red sunrise.
And when your thoughts do turn to me,
know that I would not have you cry.
But live for me and laugh for me,
when you are happy, so am I.
Remember an old joke we shared;
Remember when Spring walks by.
Think of me when you are glad
and while you live, I shall not die. Close
Old photographs. / Mary Morgan (Friend)
I look through old photographs
and see your beautiful smile.
My heart is filled with your love
and warmth, if just for awhile. Close
In my pocket. / You Are Thought Of Daily. And Missed Tremendously. (Friends from grade school. )Read >>
In my pocket. / You Are Thought Of Daily. And Missed Tremendously. (Friends from grade school. )
I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.
My memories of you are treasures
I carry wherever I go.
They are stored in bits and pieces,
parts of a beautiful whole.
They give me peace and comfort when I think
I am alone.
Yes, I have memories in my pocket,
like so much other stuff I keep there.
But of all the treasures I have,
it's the memories of you
that are the most precious.
Happy Belated Birththday.
It is so difficult to think of you as gone. Close