1st Lt. Kevin Gaspers
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To the family  / Susan Stoner (connected by angels )  Read >>
To the family  / Susan Stoner (connected by angels )
My Dearest Family,
Some things I'd like to say
but first of all to let you know
that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from Heaven
where I dwell with God above
where there's no more tears or
sadness, there is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy
just because I'm out of sight,
remember that I'm with you
every morning, noon and night.

That day I had to leave you
when my life on Earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me
and He said "I welcome you.

It's good to have you back again,
you were missed while you were gone,
as for your dearest family
they'll be here later on.

I need you here so badly
as part of My big plan,
there's so much that we have to do
to help our mortal man."

Then God gave me a list of things
He wished for me to do,
and foremost on that list of mine
is to watch and care for you.

And I will be beside you
every day and week and year,
and when you're sad,
I'm standing there
to wipe away the tear.

And when you lie in bed at night,
the days chores put to flight,
God and I are closest to you
in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on Earth
and all those loving years,
because you're only human
they are bound to bring you tears.

But do not be afraid to cry,
it does relieve the pain,
but remember there would be no flowers,
unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you
of all that God has planned,
but if I were to tell you,
you wouldn't understand.

But one thing is for certain,
though my life on Earth is o'er.
I am closer to you now
than I ever was before.

And to my very many friends,
trust God knows what is best.
I'm still not far away from you,
I'm just beyond the crest.

There are rocky roads ahead of you,
and many hills to climb,
but together we can do it
taking one day at a time.

It was always my philosophy
and I'd like it for you too,
that as you give unto the World
so the World will give to you.

If you can help somebody
who is in sorrow or in pain,
then you can say to God at night
my day was not in vain.

And now I am contented
that my life it was worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way
I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody
who is down and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up
as on your way you go.

When you are walking
down the street
and you've got me on your mind,
I'm walking in your footsteps
only half a step behind.

And when you feel the gentle breeze
or the wind upon your face,
that's me giving you a great big hug
or just a soft embrace.

And when it's time for you to go
from that body to be free,
remember you're not going,
you are coming here to me,
And I will always love you
from that land way up above.

Will be in touch again soon.
P.S. God sends His Love

Signed, your loving son Kevin

Thank you Kevin, you are a hero in our eyes. We will forever remember you and pray for your family. My heart goes out to you all. 

Thank you Kevin for your sacrifice  / Robin Perrin (Retired Military )  Read >>
Thank you Kevin for your sacrifice  / Robin Perrin (Retired Military )
82nd airborne  / Mary Colletti   Read >>
82nd airborne  / Mary Colletti
So very sorry for your loss, horrible war killing this young man.  My son, Ricky Colletti, who passed away 9/27 has a first cousin, our nephew, Michael, a Staff Sgt. sp. ops paratrooper who has just been transferred to 82nd at Ft. Bragg.  I know his parents worry about him as we all do.  My son's death was tragically wasteful.  Obviously, your son died purposefully and proudly, although the pain is the same.

Blessings to you all,

Mary Colletti Close
Comfort to family  / Sharleen Hess (passerby)  Read >>
Comfort to family  / Sharleen Hess (passerby)
mother to duane-mounger.memory-of.com
Comfort to family / Sharlen Hess (passerby)
I am so sorry for your loss. I am where you are and it has been since Jan 2007 I lost my 30 year old son to a sudden heart attach. He left a 4 year old girl, 7 year old girl and 10 year old boy. He was the most perfect Dad I have ever seen. Most 30 year old dads do little or nothing for their kids but he did everything. Loved to play with them more than anything. He was the baby of my only 2 boys. My son living is 32. My life is not whole anymore and never will be again. I know I must go on but it is hard. Every day is s struggle to just get out of bed. The hardest thing about death is what is leaves behind as we must live on. I know daily you must cry because I still do. I cried when I read what you wrote about your child. I pray God will allow you to have another to replace the empty void in your life. Please never get too down because we can get too caught up in grief and the ones we still have feel less important and forgotten. Love the ones you have left. If you have to cry, just cry and then go on. I wish I could take away our pain but we must deal with it and go on. Just be thankful for the time you did have him and remember God has a reason for everything. We sometimes do not know what it is until later years but it will be okay and know people are praying for your family. I am so so sorry. I cry tears for your family because I know the feeling. I also ask to wake up from this bad dream but it is not a dream.

Love and prayers always,
Sharleen Hess
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Thank you  / Rhonda Hall ((Alabama Marine Mom) )  Read >>
Thank you  / Rhonda Hall ((Alabama Marine Mom) )

To the family of this wonderful Solider, thank you for your leadership. To this Brave young man, in heaven above, thank you for your Leadership and Sacifice.
Matthew 5 9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Matthew 5 10 "Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5 11 "Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.  

THANK YOU  / Tara (Passerby)  Read >>
THANK YOU  / Tara (Passerby)
First, thank you to his parents for raising such a brave man.  You too are heros.  I thank him and all like him for putting their lives on the line for their families, friends, and strangers they have never met.  For without them we would not be free and able to sleep at night in peace.  He gave his life for the GREATEST country in the world and for that I am eternaly greatful.  I hope I can raise my boys to be as good of a person he must have been.  I am sorry to see that his life was cut way too short, but feel blessed to have people like him in this country.  Pray for our soliders still there.
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~I am Deeply Sorry for the Loss of this Young Hero~  / Garnet Jenkins (Sister to Sgt. David Dickinson~KIA/Vietna-m )  Read >>
~I am Deeply Sorry for the Loss of this Young Hero~  / Garnet Jenkins (Sister to Sgt. David Dickinson~KIA/Vietna-m )

We are Proud families...those of us who see our Young Warriors off, to serve in the Armed Forces, of this Great Country, we live in.
And we are Anxious as parents and loved ones, for their safe return.
All of them giving up their youth and the pleasures of home, so that our ability to live in the comforts, we have been accustomed to, is not interrupted.
Some of them...Too Many, Too Young, Give All of their Tomorrows for ours.

As a parent, who has lost a daughter suddenly and as a sister, who has lost a brother to war, I am aware of the deep and devastating pain that a loss such as this, brings. the overwhelming heartache, that seems to surface through our shock, as the time passes.
The never ending void, that is passed on to us... Accompanied by an American Flag, Honorable Medals of our Hero's accomplishments, plus a multitude of memorials and remembrances. All given in honor of our loved one.

What our young son, brother, sister, husband, father or brother-in-arms, has left us, is a Legacy to be passed on through generations....An Overwhelming sense of Pride, A Treasure of Loving Memories and the knowledge that there is, in each of these families, A True American Hero, to be Honored and Remembered through every generation.
May we Remember Always, the Sacrifices made, for our Country, by each of these Young Warriors. Those who have "given some" and those that have "given all".

May the Peace of God and the memories of your Brave Young Solder, remain in your hearts always and give you each, comfort and strength through the difficult times.

The Sacrifice that Kevin has made, will not be forgotten.
You are in my thoughts and my prayers. 

Gone But Not Forgotten  / Misty (Sister of Fallen Marine Cpl. Rusty Washam )  Read >>
Gone But Not Forgotten  / Misty (Sister of Fallen Marine Cpl. Rusty Washam )

The Fallen

Written by Andrea Senter

They never thought when they left here
their families they'd see no more
No one dares to think about
The high price of such a war.

If you asked them why they did it
They'd say because it was right
Someone has to stand up
And someone has to fight

A world away they defend our cause,
as we tuck our kids in bed.
Some give all for all of us,
And somewhere tears will be shed.

They do not ask for fame or fortune
Just that we recognize
We are here, free, today,
Because the fallen have paid the price.

I am so sorry for you loss. I lost my brother Marine Cpl. Rusty Washam February 14, 2006 in Iraq by a suicide bomber he was only 21. People keep saying it will get easier as time goes by its been alittle over a year since we lost Rusty and it still feels like yesterday. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May God Bless you and help heal your Broken Hearts from this huge loss.
My brother has a site to it is rusty-washam.memory-of.com
Greatful / Josh Kohout (none)  Read >>
Greatful / Josh Kohout (none)

Thank you for not only serving your country but paying the ultimate sacrifice!  We are all proud of you.  You will be missed, but never forgotten!  Thank You for doing your country proud!

2LT Josh Kohout
Nebraska Army National Guard

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