Special Forces Community Condolences Book

Jeffrey

Calero

Joseph F. Curreri Justin S. Monschke Michael J. Tully Adrian M. Elizalde
20th SFG (ABN) 1st SFG (ABN) 3rd SFG (ABN) 1st SFG (ABN) 1st SFG (ABN)
Robert R. Pirelli Jeffrey D. Kettle

Jesse

Clowers Jr

Robb L. Rolfing Nathan L. Winder Arthur L. Lilley
10th SFG (ABN) 7th SFG (ABN) 7th SFG (ABN) 10th SFG (ABN) 1st SFG (ABN) 7th SFG (ABN)
Joshua R. Whitaker Bradly D. Conner Timothy P. Padgett Michael D. Thomas Tung M. Nguyen

William R.

Brown

7th SFG (ABN) 1st SFG (ABN) 7th SFG (ABN) 7th SFG (ABN) 3rd SFG (ABN) 3rd SFG (ABN)

Scott W. 

Dyer

Eric

Caban

Thomas Maholic Daniel Crabtree Christopher Robinson Christian Longsworth
3rd SFG (ABN) 7th SFG (ABN) 7th SFG (ABN) 19th SFG (ABN) 20th SFG (ABN) 7th SFG (ABN)
Emigdio E. Elizarraras Chad A. Gonsalves Ayman A. Taha Joseph J. Andres, Jr Anthony R. C. Yost

James S. Ochsner

7th SFG (ABN) 7th SFG (ABN) 5th SFG (ABN) USASOC 3rd SFG (ABN) 3rd SFG (ABN)
Jeffrey P. Toczylowski Matthew A. Kimmell Gary R. Harper Obediah J. Kolath Trevor John Diesing

 Ivica 

Jerak

10th SFG (ABN) 5th SFG (ABN) 5th SFG (ABN) USASOC USASOC USASOC
Jeremy A. Chandler Christopher M. Falkel Brett Eugene Walden Jason T. Palmerton Robert M. Horrigan Christopher N. Piper
3rd SFG (ABN) 3rd SFG (ABN) 5th SFG (ABN) 3rd SFG (ABN) 7th SFG (ABN) 7th SFG (ABN)
Victor Cervantes Charles Robinson Leroy Alexander Steven Langmack Allen C. Johnson Jeremy R. Wright
7th SFG (ABN) 7th SFG (ABN) 7th SFG (ABN) USASOC 7th SFG (ABN) 3rd SFG (ABN)
Pedro Munoz Robert S. Goodwin

Tony B.

Olaes

Aaron N. Holleyman Michael Y Tarlavsky

Paul C.

Mardis

7th SFG (ABN) 3rd SFG (ABN) 3rd SFG (ABN) 5th SFG (ABN) 5th SFG (ABN) 5th SFG (ABN)
Robert K. McGee Paul R. Syverson Daniel W. Eggers Robert J. Mogensen Richard L. Ferguson

Bruce

Price

 1st SFG (ABN) 5th SFG (ABN) 3rd SFG (ABN) 3rd SFG (ABN) 10th SFG (ABN) 3rd SFG (ABN)
Michael
Stack

Roy A.

Wood

Kelly L. Hornbeck Mitchell A. Lane Paul A. Sweeney William M. Bennett
5th SFG (ABN) 20th SFG (ABN) 10th SFG (ABN) 3rd SFG (ABN) 3rd SFG (ABN) 5th SFG (ABN)
Kevin N. Morehead

Orlando

Marales

Mark W.

 Jackson

Christopher J. Speer _

Peter P. 

Tycz II

_ Gene Arden Vance
5th SFG (ABN) 7th SFG (ABN)  1st SFG (ABN) USASOC 3rd SFG (ABN) 19th SFG (ABN)
Daniel Romero _<

Stanley

Harriman

_ Nathan
Chapman
_ Jefferson
Davis
_ Daniel
Petithory
_ Brian
Prosser
19th SFG (ABN) 3rd SFG (ABN) 1st SFG (ABN) 5th SFG (ABN) 5th SFG (ABN) 5th SFG (ABN)

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God Bless the Special Forces. You are always there when called into action,with total disregard for your safety. I commend your exceptional courage and leadership you will always inspire me and my family. Thank You for your service!! ( Scouts Out)
Christopher Haley-303rd Cav USNG WA | Christopherh@cynthia-online.com | 16207 83rd ct se, Yelm Wa 98597
Wednesday, November 07, 2007 at 02:34:49 PM PST


God Bless all our military persons. I'll continue to fight next to you... I hope we all get home safe... God rest the ones that don't.
Mills 485th MP Company | Nevada
Sunday, November 04, 2007 at 07:37:59 PM PST

I wish you all well
andrew mal;tman 27 eng | andrew.maltman@yahoo.com | 403 plaza calimar,chula vista ca.
Sunday, November 04, 2007 at 06:23:23 PM PST

I served with HHD, 1st/10th SFGP (Abn) Europe 01/76-01/77 during peace time. I am honored to have served with this battalion of "High Honor". My fellow "Brothers" will always be in my prayers.
Carlos A. Vela, HHD, 1/10th SFGP (Abn) Europe | vfw12041@yahoo.com | P. O. Box 33662 San Antonio, Tx 78265, USA
Thursday, November 01, 2007 at 07:29:42 PM PST

You have all done well!! You gave the ultimate sacrifice and now sit with God. I will remember your sacrifices forever!! God be always with you!!
Gerald V. Carrature | gerald.carrature@us.army.mil | Sebastian, FL USA
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 11:57:12 AM PST

My son is presently serving in Iraq with the 19th SFG. I pray every night for the service each and everyone of these brave men have given to the defense of our country. May God Bless them all. Jim
James Woodward- 19th SFG | woodward.woody@sbcglobal.net | 1144 Burwick Lane, Folsom, CA 95630
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 06:08:01 AM PST

It is something to be apart of something that is bigger than you. Maj. Syverson was a very cool guy. I will never forget when we did resupply convoys all over Iraq. He was a very fair guy. SSG Mardis always reminded me of Tom Cruise. He just had the cool guy look and was a nice guy. We got to group the same day. MSG Moorehead was aight after I got to talk to him a couple of times. Him and I kinda got into it a lil bit in the computer lab one day, but he was right for doing what he did. To me he seemed quiet. I will never forget the last time I talked to him. SFC Bennett was a character as well. He seemed to love 7-up. He would ask for a case of it everytime he came into the chow hall where we were. He always seemed to be in good spirits. I cant never say that I had ever seen him down before. These guys are truely heros to me. People never know how people effect your lives when they cross you. I wish you alls family nothing but the best.
Shammah Jenkins 3rd Bn 5th SFG D Co Support | Seoul, Korea
Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 04:21:30 AM PST

Jesse...you were a friend to so many. This world will miss you, as we know the next welcomes you home. I'm sorry we hadn't spoken in so long. I've been speaking to you in my prayers, and I hope you can hear me. Go Hokies!
Shar Taliaferro | Baltimore, MD USA
Monday, October 22, 2007 at 09:10:53 AM PST

May God bless all of men and women who have the courage and strength to defend what is right. My thoughts and prayers are with the United States Army Special Forces, and everyone in our nation's military. Thank you!
C/LTC> Jessie Taub, Army JROTC, 4th Brigade, Rampant Battalion | taub2018@gmail.com | 218 Picard dr. Raleigh, NC, United States
Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 07:43:27 PM PST

To all the fallen soldiers of the Special Forces Community. my condolences to all the fallen soldiers and family members who have to endure the lost of their love ones and those fallen comrades who have given their lives and effort to help those who can't help themselves out and they need a Special Forces Operator to help those in need. Gob Bless those we have lost and the family members who have to endure the sacrifice of knowing their love one sacrifice everything for their family, fellow soldiers, unit and their country. May God Have them in heaven and Bless them for being the best of the best. sincerely, William Matos
william matos | williammatos_1@yahoo.com | 385 cortland circle, shippensburg, pa 17257
Monday, October 15, 2007 at 05:02:10 AM PST

This is the first time I have been to this site. It is humbling to read. I am reminded of the closing scene in "Gladiator" when the Roman soldiers and gladiators were told to honor the fallen Maximus because he was a soldier of Rome. I constantly remind my children (7 of them)to honor our fallen for they were Soldiers of the United States. I pray for the comfort of their families and comrades in arms, and I vow to do everything I can to see that their memory lives on with the next generation.
Stillion, Michael D., MSG (ret) D Co. 5th Bn 19th SFG | michaelstill42@hotmail.com | 1116 Lake Shore Drive, Pearland, TX 77581
Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 03:24:45 PM PST

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should Thank God that such men lived. Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. It's hard not to mourn a loss of any kind, Today after viewing this I know that I have lost a Brother and a Friend... Each and every one of you great men are my BROTHERS, I wish I did not have to thank you posthumously but thank you so much for putting yourselves in harms way for those who can not do so. We all love and respect all of you and owe so much to you that we could never repay. My prayers are with you and your families God speed.
Terry Curtis DCo 1/149 (Armor) CA Guard | mytpony302@yahoo.com | Ardmore, TN
Friday, October 12, 2007 at 08:29:42 AM PST

You're all in my prayers. Lenny, keep your head down and come home safe.
Aaron | stoney_76@hotmail.com | North Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Monday, October 08, 2007 at 06:40:46 PM PST

Jesse Clowers and I were in basic together. He was larger than life and always had a smile on his face. I remember when he won the Company pugil stick competition. He will be missed.
Phillips, James R. | james.phillips18@us.army.mil | Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Sunday, October 07, 2007 at 08:14:51 PM PST

hi every body.this is me,I've been working for couple years with coalitions ,I have contacts but my partners call me s**t out of the luck,me as an engineer ,created my own company,trying to grow my money and helping coalitions ,but no one wants to answer me ,is any body givin me an answer?
Haedar Fathel | hralmahaba@yahoo.com | Balad/ Salah adin/ Iraq
Saturday, October 06, 2007 at 07:44:23 AM PST

In a short time span I lost 4 of my friends (commrades) who are mentioned above-Tung Nguyen who was my TAC at Student Company in the Q course-although I was a fellow E-7 he always imparted his advice to help me to ensure that my transition into SF would be smooth an uneventful, all the advice imparted to me was perfect-he was a true mentor-I still miss our hours of talks and Joking around. Will Brown and Eric Caban point blank were litterally my Ranger buddies from 3/75 Rangers. Willy B. (as I called him) when he was on staff I'd always go in and harass him, one day I went in and jokingly told him "your as yellow as the rose of Texas" DON'T EVER TELL THAT TO A TEXAN-man he had about 15 minutes of explicit words for me (jokingly). When I was finishing the Q course and I seen him coming through selection-he still had his 15 minutes of explicites for me and we laughed so hard it probably still echos at Camp M still today. Eric I would harass cause his section shot so much that I would always see him cleaning his long gun and I would tell him "I want that weapon inspection ready in 5"-he would reply "it won't be ready-it will never be ready we're shooting tomorrow" I still remember when his section, when we were training (in Germany), got chased down by OPFOR and after a day or 2 they got caught and the PL of the OPFOR started talking big smack cause he caught the Rangers-Eric choked him out-LOL! Jason Palmerton and I went through the entire course together as communicators, through every phase-for the whole duration of our time in the course we always talked on a daily basis. Him being an X-ray and very intelligent- I was always impressed with his determination and drive-really procative. Even after we got to our unit, after the course, he would seek me out and ask for advice-he was like a little brother to me. To all the families of our fallen, God bless and your fallen will never be forgotten-they will always have brothers that will never forget them and tell their stories and the memories we have of them to our children and on every Memorial Day we will Remember them and weep for them. "De Oppresso Liber" and "Rangers Lead the Way"
Mike S. | mikesaragosa@yahoo.com
Friday, October 05, 2007 at 07:03:46 AM PST

ROBERT PIRELLI: Rob was a guy who truly cared about others and worked hard everyday till perfection. He did what was asked of him, did it well, and took pride in being a professional soldier. Rob, I miss you brother and you will never be forgotten. "They're shoot'n houses at us!"
Chris Wood | cjwood79@gmail.com | FT. Carson, CO
Wednesday, October 03, 2007 at 10:30:04 AM PST

God bless all who gave all.
Sgt Maj. M. Vest 5th Special Forces (Ret) | Tampa fl USA
Monday, October 01, 2007 at 12:38:18 PM PST

May God Bless our fallen Soldiers and their families forever... 1SG Luis R. Mercado from Ponce, Puerto Rico
Luis R. Mercado | luis.mercadorodriguez@us.army.mil | 11006 Wood Terrace, San Antonio, TX 78233 USA
Sunday, September 30, 2007 at 10:02:07 PM PST

Thank you for your bravery and unselfish service and dedication to your country and to mankind. Rest in peace.
mike yaw detroit police department | mikedpd9@yahoo.com
Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 12:34:22 PM PST

I want to thank you all for the sacrifice that you have,and will make for all of us. There have been many a time when I may have assisted you as a door gunner on a chopper or when I assissted you during a aeromedical evac flight aboard a C130. From one Brother to another Brother, Thankyou again. Mark
USAF SSGT Mark S. Nygaard, 119th Fighter Weapons Squadron, 133rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron | mdnygaard@comcast.net | 5084 Long Lake Rd., Mounds View , Minnesota, USA
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 10:47:39 PM PST

While NO words fully describes our emotions please realize that YOU are never forgotten…we love you as you have served our country, and pray that your family understand that, while you did not want your sacrifice to be that abrupt, you are gratified that it happened because of your own principles. WE LOVE YOU AND KNOW THAT YOU ARE WITH JESUS HAPPY AND AWAIT ALL OF US. All give some…some give all.
Andrew Makkawy | maktomak@yahoo.com
Monday, September 24, 2007 at 07:57:38 PM PST

I trully appreciate the sacrifice these brave soldiers have given. I and the rest of the nation grieve with your families. My exposure to the Special Forces was the time in my life that I am most proud.
Larry Cobb 20thFSG | 3cobbs@bellsouth.net | Birmingham, AL, USA
Friday, September 21, 2007 at 10:18:12 AM PST

SSG ROBB ROLFING: If anybody knows how to get a hold of Robb's family, I have some emails from him in my AKO from back when he was in the Q. They are from when he was going for knee surgery. (generic accountability stuff) but still more words from someone they no longer have. I will pass them along after I validate the requester.
SWTG TAC | carnivore31337@yahoo.com | VA
Thursday, September 20, 2007 at 04:20:27 AM PST

Rob Pirelli was a friend and teammate of mine, he is a hero who will live on in our hearts and minds forever. Don't worry tho, when I sneak past St Peter and breach those Pearly Gates, I will have a cold Sam Adams in my rucksack for you. You will be missed dearly,  but never forgotten. Rest In Peace
Aaron Brandenburg 3/10 SFG | Pueblo West, CO, USA
Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 04:37:19 PM PST

FOR THOSE WHO FIGHT FOR IT FREEDOM HAS A FLAVOR THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW...
Deborah J. Pine Hibbs | THibbs@sc.rr.com | 100 Malori Lane Summerville Sc 29483 USA
Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 01:30:53 PM PST

I look at all these wonderful human beings who lost their life defending America. I am so sorry for the loved ones left behind. My father SGM Arthur Charles Pine just passed away July 21, 2007. He was with the Special forces and we lived in Bad Tolz in 1963 and then Dad went to Viet-Nam. Thank-you all for a job well done!
Deborah J. Pine Hibbs | THibbs@sc.rr.com | 100 Malori Lane Summerville Sc 29483 USA
Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 01:27:52 PM PST

I am in the Q-course right now and I cannot wait to be on a team! GOD BLESS the families of the brave men. You are all my heroes!. GOD BLESS
George L Duran 1st Battalion SWTG Dco | dgeorge600@aol.com | 5680 Pepperbush dr Fayetteville NC. USA
Sunday, September 16, 2007 at 10:50:10 AM PST

SFC. Langmack was my first roommate at 1/75 RGR (then SP4). He was a hard charger and I know he believed in what he was doing (like all these guys). I just wanted to offer my condolences to his family, and to the family of MSGT. George Fernandez (not pictured) who I also knew form 1/75, and to the families to every one of these warriors. We won't forget their sacrifices, or the ones they left behind. RLTW!
J. Kwiatkowski | HBG, PA
Friday, September 14, 2007 at 12:15:54 PM PST

I wanted to give my condolences once again to all of the SF families who have lost their heroes, and to wish Godspeed to all those still so far away from home. Thank You, A Grateful Nation
Former 3SFG(A) Wife | Myrtle Beach, SC
Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 10:29:36 PM PST

My condolences to the families of all these fallen men. I have retired some time ago but did have the honor of having served with two of these fallen heroes. These men and all of our service men & women represent all that is right with our country.
Will Puerto, 7th SFG (A), 10th SFG (A) | puwill@yahoo.com | Charlotte, NC
Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 03:22:10 AM PST

I was with first group early on, heard of and remember several listed "friends" will miss them
darrell skraba | torch476@aol.com | ozark mo USA
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 03:59:25 PM PST

My condolences go out to all who have lost a solider. A piece of me died along with SGT Timothy Padgett. I miss him more and more every day. But my pride grows also. With each passing day the realization of just how important these silent warriors are and the sacrifices they endure for the sake of freedom becomes more apparent. I want to thank each and every soldier in the SF community for volunteering to take up the banner and lead the next generation of warriors in the struggle for liberation and freedom. I also thank the families that support them. For all those brave souls who are pictured on this site and even those who are not, yet...thank you. May peace be with you now.
Stacey C Co 321MI BN | schapmanohio@hotmail.com | Austin, TX
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 03:47:56 PM PST

My family prays for the safety of the S.F. community and your mission. On Patriots Day we say "Thanks" for all you are doing for the USA. To the families of the fallen I offer my condolences. We will never forget your sacrifice.
A. Lovell | lovella@ci.hoover.al.us | McCalla Alabama
Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 01:10:07 PM PST

Tung Nguyen was a good man that left a lasting impression on all that knew him. From his first days at Benning to Schofield and Alpha 4/22 at the 25th I always felt that he loved his country and his fellow man. I have no doubt from having been a friend in his formative years and seeing how committed he became to his fellow soldier that he died he died standing tall without fear and in the full knowledge that he left behind men willing and able to pick up and push forward. 4/22 bred many men, but perhaps none finer than Tung M. Nguyen who chose to lead from the front. Godspeed Nguyen, you shall live in many hearts way beyond your years.
John M | jombl@yahoo.com | Illinois
Thursday, September 06, 2007 at 08:18:05 PM PST

I have worked with the Special Forces Units in Afghanistan for a long time and I really appreciate their patriotism and courage for saving hundreds of lives of people and I cordially respect all their efforts for what they have done.
Nisar Ahmad Naziri | nisar_ahmad16@hotmail.com | Kabul , Afghanistan
Wednesday, September 05, 2007 at 02:43:47 AM PST

God bless and guide you all . My special prayer goes to the servicemen's family survivors. The Lord has blessed us with the good character of service you have provided this country so graciously . The Lord be with you always .
Joe Kearns / Disabled | Okisjoestudent@cox.net | Oklahoma City Oklahoma USA
Tuesday, September 04, 2007 at 02:41:17 AM PST

God bless the families of all those that appear here. MSG Yost squared me away on several occasions and I will be forever indebted to him. SFC Crabtree also squared me away and was a decent and patient man. I will never forget either of you.
SFC Lundt A/2/19 SFG (A) | 919324@comcast.net | 149 South Mammoth Road Manchester, NH 03109
Sunday, September 02, 2007 at 09:45:01 PM PST

IF ANYONE LOST A COMMORATIVE COIN WITH TH 12TH SPECIAL FORCES GROUP 1ST SPECIAL FORCES AIRBORNE "WILLING TO PAY THE PRICE" and you can identify the initial and special engraving on it please contact me via email. thank you.
LENA ROY | LENAROY70@AOL.COM | CHICAGO, ILLINOIS USA
Saturday, September 01, 2007 at 05:32:30 PM PST

My dad was a Green Beret during the Vietnam Era. He never made it to the war but lost many friends. His greatest accomplishment and what made him stand tall was being a member "forever" of the special forces. I am an active duty Master Sergeant in the Air Force, a veteran of Desert Storm and OIF/OEF. I presently serve on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon for DIA. On behalf of my dad and my fellow Airmen..."Proud to Serve"...God's Speed and Good Hunting. MSgt Ash, USAF
Kenneth L. Ash, Jr. | ashscsb@comcast.net | 7207 Mount Forest Terrace; District Heights MD
Saturday, September 01, 2007 at 07:53:53 AM PST

Jeff, Rob, Robert, Jesse and the rest of my SF brethren, your sacrifices will not be forgotten and we will continue to fight in your honor as well as the rest of the fallen. Pay back is a bitch!
RPM | ryanmeans35@hotmail.com | Clarksville TN
Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 09:05:41 PM PST

Rob, family, friends and Thavy, it happend so recent. it still feels like rob just went back to the states. Ill never forget Aug 15 for what it is..It is a heartbreaking event and you guys are in my thoughts along with Rob every day. Rest in peace brother
T 10th SFG carson | timfhace@hotmail.com
Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 12:23:51 PM PST

There have been many misleading stories concerning the death of MSG Anthony Yost. For those who have asked about the circumstances related to his death, I have included the Official letter from the Military. Master Sergeant Anthony Ray Charles Yost, while assigned to Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha 381, FOB 51, Mosul, Iraq distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous conduct while engaged in combat operations against enemies of the United States during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. In the early morning hours of 19 November 2005, while serving as the Detachment Operations Sergeant, MSG Yost was called into action to respond to distress calls from elements of the Iraqi Police Service and 2-1 Infantry, 172d Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) that were engaged in a furious battle with heavily armed insurgents in northeastern Mosul. In a dense urban area against determined opposition, the Iraqi Police (IP) had suffered four KIA and many more wounded while the US infantry had already suffered 11 wounded, two of whom would later die of wounds. MSG Yost responded to their urgent calls for assistance by rapidly assembling his detachment and elements from the 2nd Iraqi Army Division that had been trained and advised by SFODA 381. After organizing this response force and moving to the objective area, MSG Yost was informed that US infantry had been engaged from multiple locations and were unable to secure and clear the house. Even rocket fire from US helicopters had been unable to dislodge this determined enemy force. Without regard for his own safety, MSG Yost volunteered to lead an assault to secure the house. He quickly assembled a group of Special Forces and IA soldiers, and led them into the target house where they were rapidly engaged by insurgents, both inside as well as outside of the house. As the firefight raged, MSG Yost , accompanied by a squad of Iraqi Army Soldiers, fearlessly moved forward and entered the enemy stronghold. Once inside the house, MSG Yost led his Iraqi Soldiers on a room to room search, once again with total disregard for his own safety, and eliminated the insurgents inside the house. As he was consolidating his force, an enormous explosion from a hidden demolition charge engulfed the house, instantly reducing most of it to rubble and fatally wounding MSG Yost and several of the Iraqi Soldiers accompanying him. The corpses of seven insurgents were recovered from the rubble of the house as well as a cache containing explosives, mines, remote detonating devices, and a scoped rifle. MSG Yost died leading a group of Iraqi soldiers from the front, soldiers that he had trained. Rather than simply have the Iraqi Army unilaterally clear the house, MSG Yost voluntarily and audaciously led the assault element, going far above and beyond what was required of him as a combat advisor. MSG Yost’s exceptional courage and leadership inspired the inexperienced Iraqi soldiers to follow him and assault a determined enemy that had already inflicted significant casualties on friendly forces, despite the immediate danger they faced. His actions are in keeping with the finest traditions of military heroism and reflect distinct credit upon himself, the Command, Special Operations Command Central, and the United States Army.
Dana Wwhitehead | dsw101863@aol.com | 1048 Corydon Mt.Morris, MI
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 09:45:05 PM PST

God bless the families of these soldiers. They are without question the REAL DEAL. Thank you and god bless our troops.
jon 7th infantry | j@j.com | NJ
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 06:54:12 PM PST

god bless these brave men and wemen they gave us there lifes so we may live ours in peace thank you
michael carpenter | firefightersta4@hotmail.com | po box 1564 hawthorne fla
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 12:44:04 PM PST

I would like to thank the brave Men and Women who have fought for and defended my freedoms. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!!
Andrew Harper | bammercat@hotmail.com | Fredericksburg Va USA
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 12:19:30 PM PST

god bless all heroes
MARIAN | mat_mar74 | Romania
Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 11:46:41 AM PST

Please add SFC Rick Herrema (MOS 18D, KIA 25 Apr 06 Iraq), who was assigned to USASOC at the time of his death.
SFC Jonathan Clouse, 7th SFG | jonathan.gordon.clouse@us.army.mil | 7 Crows Nest, Whispering Pines North Carolina
Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 07:37:28 AM PST

SGM Stack, you were the best SGM a green beret could ever have. You were everything that a SGM should be. You were a man that I dont have enough good things to say about. I wish I hadnt been such a pain in the ass when I worked for you. You are truely missed in 5th grp, and you cannot be replaced.
jdgill | jdgillbaghdad@yahoo.com | clarksville TN
Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 09:57:10 PM PST

I returned from Ft Bragg today after having watched my son, Karl Hilderbrand, graduate from his Special Forces training and put on his Green Beret. I am reading my evening paper, and see of the death of Sergeant 1st Class Jeffrey Kettle, a Green Beret, in Afghanistan. My son will be with 5th Group, Ft Campbell, and hopes to deploy in November. As a mother, I suppose that I should be hoping that he does not; after having seen his graduation, the fine men he graduated with, and the many fine men like SGT Kettle before him, I know that serving with these men and for his country is what he must do. Whatever happens, he was meant to do this. We owe many thanks to you all.
Lisa Heaton | rbheatonjr@msn.com | Bethesda, Maryland, US
Friday, August 24, 2007 at 04:47:23 PM PST

Rob Pirelli represents the best of our generations. His courage and devotion preserves the future of our children and grandchildren. God Bless him and his family.
Bob Benson, SubmarinerZGY2QQ | bob@ent2k.com | 20 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA
Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 03:56:14 PM PST

My prayers and thoughts go out to the families and friends.De Opress Libre" I spent 1986-92 with 5th Group.
SSG Kresko 5th SFG(A) | usarmysoccersk@hotmail.com | 4707 Hawthorne Pl. Dr. #4, Louisville KY 40272
Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 07:49:13 AM PST

my prayers go out to the familys of SSG CABAN ERIC and CPT JEREMY CHANDLER. CPT CHANDLER was my PL at 1-187 and he was also a member of my platoon at North Georgia College. SSG CABAN was one of my sniper instructors when i attended school...both will be missed ..Till we form again
spc dailey michael hhc 1-41 | michael.k.dailey@gmail.com | 727 crestwood dr #4 manhattan ks us
Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 05:14:29 AM PST

My sincere condolences. Please ask Susan Filtrante to email me. I found her name associated with your site. I may have worked with her in Norfolk, VA and would love to hear how she is doing.
Joyce Neidlinger | sandsocc@comcast.net | Rotonda West, FL
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 07:09:38 AM PST

GOD BLESS ALL THE MOTHERS AND FATHERS WHO'VE LOST THEIR SONS AND DAUGHTERS. MAY THERE BE SOME CONSOLATION AND PEACE TO FILL YOUR INEFFABLE VOID.
EILEEN FIORENTINO | GLASSHASNOSMELL1@CS.COM | 27 SUNRISE WAY, TOMS RIVER, NJ,08753
Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 11:04:42 AM PST

Rob you will always be remembered. You were amazing. My thoughts and condolences are with your family in their time of need.
Laura Wayne | laura.m.wayne@mac.com | 4896 Avoca Ave.
Monday, August 20, 2007 at 12:25:30 PM PST

hooah you heroes. i could not have said it any better.
charles hall | tonytouch9112000@yahoo.com | 23 ST Richard st Roxbury ma 02119
Monday, August 20, 2007 at 11:25:41 AM PST

Robbie, You will never be forgotten. You are a true "Hero". We Love You!
Amy Lee (Pirelli) | amyaml76@aol.com | Clinton, MA, USA
Monday, August 20, 2007 at 09:18:12 AM PST

My condolences to the family and team mates of Sgt. 1st Class Pedro A. Munoz. I am honored to have served with such an impeccable warrior and honest man. Thank you.
CPL. Mikhale Rogers 3rd Squadron 4th Cavalry | jimbraineater666@yahoo.com | please contact me via email
Sunday, August 19, 2007 at 11:27:34 PM PST

My brother Rob, We pray for you and your family. May God heal the wounds of the broken hearted and let the soul of another Warrior enter the gates of Heaven. Rest In Peace!
T | Ft Carson
Saturday, August 18, 2007 at 09:13:21 PM PST

My brother Rob, We pray for you and your family. May God heal the wounds of the broken hearted and let the soul of another Warrior enter the gates of Heaven. Rest In Peace!
T | Ft Carson
Saturday, August 18, 2007 at 09:10:31 PM PST

When I look at the faces of those heroes...true heroes..I pray to God that their loss; their sacrifice will be worth it...some day. They all deserved better political leadership...but the threat continues.
CH Robert Covington: 101st ABN; 1st Cav; 1st AD. | bcovington@fpck.org | 5520 KINGWOOD DR; Kingwood, Tx...77345
Saturday, August 18, 2007 at 12:44:46 PM PST

To the family of Jesse Clowers, I'm so very sorry for your loss. you should take great pride in everything Jesse did he was a great man. Keep the faith and know that we will get the bastard that did this.
SSG Clayton Derek ACO 2D BN 7TH SFG | derek.p.clayton@us.army.mil | Fort Bragg
Friday, August 17, 2007 at 12:17:57 PM PST

To Rob Pirelli, his family, friends, and Thavy. One of the best in the world, and I'm sorry I wasn't there to have your back. Love you Bro.
10th SFG | pkbach20@yahoo.com | Germany
Friday, August 17, 2007 at 09:40:41 AM PST

I want to thanks all those brave men who fought an fell for democracy. I want to tell Pedro Munoz relatives, wife, daughter, Javier and Nando that I'm very sorry for his loss and that Pedri, as we called him in Quebradillas, was my personnal friend. GOD has a special site in heaven for you Pedri.
Carlos Perez | carper2@caribe.net | Quebradillas, Puerto Rico
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at 02:39:24 PM PST

Jeffrey I know its been a long time since we have talked. I'm sorry I didnt stay in touch more. Thank You for the ultimate sacrifice that you have made so that I may live a better life. God Speed, you will be missed. Your friend and neighbor from Texas. Mark
Mark Speaker | marksp@plano.gov | Plano,Texas USA
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at 12:22:32 PM PST

I would like to say that everytime I see pictures of new Fallen Soldiers they break my heart, but when I see that Soldiers of the Special Forces Groups die (specially from 7th SFG) all the rush of emotions that I felt when my husband Allen Johnson died return to me instantly. It also breaks my heart to see their families, specially when there is a young wife with children, why? because I have been in that position and I know how it feels. So please, send a prayer for the Fallen soldiers (our heroes) and a special prayer to the wives and the children left behind, and if you know one of the wives personally, give her a call every chance you can, so they know that you still care. Remember once you are part of the SF Community you will always be part of it. That is what I was always told!
SFC Eunice Johnson, SWTG (A) | evanem@yahoo.com | Raeford, NC
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 08:17:04 PM PST

Go with God my brothers.
Frank G. Van Atta, 817th TCS, 173rd Airborne | fgvanatta@aol.com | 5447 Chico Way NW, Bremerton, WA
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 12:23:46 PM PST

According to the Pentagon, Jesse Clowers was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group... we have lost another.. so many... of the best.. my love, my prayers go with you jesse and all the Sf guys out there.. you all are simply the best of the best.. you make me proud to be an American, and deeply grateful for your sacrifice for me and this country.. anne aug 14, 2007
anne herbison | kosmikbubbles@gmail.com | annapolis maryland
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 12:09:51 PM PST

hooah you heroes.
Jason, Military Police | St. Augustine, FLA
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 11:39:08 AM PST

I know there are no words that I can say to take the hurt away. I feel very proud that we have men and women that fight for our freedom. Without these people it is hard to tell what would happen to our country as we know it. My husband was killed in VietNam and I praise everyone that joined the service to help keep us free. My God Bless You and Your Families. My prayers are with you.
Kathleen Collins | kreed@Insightbb.com | Anderson IN USA
Sunday, August 12, 2007 at 09:20:40 AM PST

Amen
Bjoern | bjoerntoulouse@gmail.com | franfurt
Saturday, August 11, 2007 at 10:37:07 PM PST

RIP my brothers from 3rd SFG(A), Rob Mogensen and Bruce Price...gone but not forgotten.
MSG John Bracker | John18b@aol.com | Yuma, AZ USA
Saturday, August 11, 2007 at 09:22:17 PM PST

I knew Art but for a short while but recognized him for what he was - a true warrior and leader who cared deeply for his men and his family. Art left a lasting legacy for all that knew him. He will be missed but not forgotten. One day we will met again in that great Team Room in the Sky!!! De Oppresso Liber
Randy Brumit 2/7th SF(A), 1/1 SFG(A), 2/1 SFG(A) | rbrumit@yahoo.com | United States
Friday, August 10, 2007 at 06:40:17 PM PST

So many brave men..several I ate meals with while stationed at Kabul Military Training Center in 2002-03 with the 1st bn. 3rd group..may all be at peace now.. Thank You Steven Armstrong
772nd military police company | armst_91@yahoo.com | kingston, ma, usa.
Monday, August 06, 2007 at 07:24:53 PM PST

You are right there are alot of people sitting at home forgetting what our brave heroes are doing for us, it is hard for me to not forget, there is not a day that goes by that i forget about my uncle or anyone who has lost a life because of the war. when my uncle passed away i was thinking about going into the army, still am, just cant do it right now because i am expecting, but i wouldnt mind, my uncle is my idle and my hero nothing will ever change that.
Becky Ferguson | Becky5261987@yahoo.com | West Warwick Rhode Island
Saturday, August 04, 2007 at 03:16:49 PM PST

"No greater love has a man than to lay down his life for another" There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of all the heroes that have served our country. I am blessed because of their sacrifices. I did not have the honor of serving in our armed forces because of a autoimmune disease but I would trade places with any of these brave men so that they could be with their loved ones. It breaks my heart everytime I hear another hero losing his life. While we sit at home it easy for people to forget what our brave heros are doing for us. I WILL NOT FORGET!
ebigg | ebigg2000@yahoo.com | Granite Falls, NC, US
Thursday, August 02, 2007 at 10:45:17 AM PST

Cool site.
Sally Kraus | my-kraus3417@x5-corp.com | 198 Tremont Street, Number 506
Wednesday, August 01, 2007 at 11:40:52 PM PST

God Bless our Brothers, May the world recognize there is no greater tool to be used than that of the motivation of a "Green Beret"
Ed " Duke " Dufresne, 8th Spec Ops, 18th ABN Corps, 142nd MP Co, Ft Sill LEC | Quickdrawduked@verizon.net | Pawtucket, RI
Wednesday, August 01, 2007 at 06:35:04 PM PST

This will be my first attempt to submit a copy of my song "Soldier Soldier" written for the honorable memory of your loved ones, Please contact me, so that I can submit this dedication.
Sara Thibodaux McCabe 3SFG Ft. Bragg NC | djhazel23@yahoo.com | Albany, La, USA (30143 Julia St. 70711)
Sunday, July 29, 2007 at 03:15:28 PM PST

My Uncle Richard passed away in Iraq. He turned down his retirment yet another time to go and do one last duty, and never made it back. He left behind alot of loved ones, but he is my hero and we really miss him dearly, i send my condolences out to those who lost someone close to them, i undertstand completely how you feel. this happened 3 years ago and it seems like yesturday. Anyone who serves is my hero, but my uncle is my number one hero.God Bless America
Becky Ferguson | Becky5261987@yahoo.com | West Warwick Rhode Isaldn
Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 01:32:42 PM PST

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john | john_collins15@yahoo.co.uk | lome togo
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 11:28:03 AM PST

I just returned from deployment with 3rd and 7th SFG(A) Groups and have to say that I was very excited about being with such "Quiet Professionals". I have never before cried for men of such distinction from KIAs. I am now considering going to selection when I am prepared. A qoute that I picked up from a team was,"Keeping Hell Packed". The fallen will never be forgotten and the willing will always prevail.
Spc Kevin Caldwell The Old Guard | kevin.c.caldwell@us.army.mil | 5400 richenbacher ave apt 102
Monday, July 23, 2007 at 02:01:03 PM PST

Spec-Ops Vet here and i just wanted to leave a note for those reading these wonderful comments. These soldiers will neve be forgotten and the ones that serve us now. Always Faithful
Capt. DOA | USA
Sunday, July 22, 2007 at 11:10:32 PM PST

Seeing this site makes me want to reenlist back to 11B. Not just to fight again, but to protect each other, like all those SF soldiers kept doing. Such bad-ass dudes should be honored and remembered ALWAYS. Much respect, Soldiers of Fortune. Damn, we will miss you all.
Sam Kim, former 2/27 Wolfhound | seung.soo.kim@hotmail.com | Camarillo, CA
Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 06:59:10 AM PST

My DAD, Jack Steere, was part of the Special Forces Airborne and Green Berets. He was killed at Fort Bragg on April 29,1969 during a parachute training session. My sympathies go out to all who have lost family members while serving our country. May peace find us all.
Kelly Steere | kasteere@comcast.net | Eliot, Maine
Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 10:51:34 AM PST

My brother, Ronald C. Schmerheim was Special Forces stationed at Ft. Bragg. He died on April 10, 1987. We were told he collapsed during a "training" exercise. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families who have to endure the pain and suffering of losing a loved one. My brother always referred to the Special Forces as "The best of the best". I pray you find peace in knowing that your loved ones were a part of the best! If any of you knew my brother I would love to hear from you. He is dearly loved and missed daily! God Bless!
Roxanne (Schmerheim) Glazier | rzswz@aol.com | 141 East Bay Drive, Walled Lake, MI 48390
Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 10:33:46 AM PST

To SSG Eric Caban, Hey buddy, it's me again. It has been a year since that tragic day. I know your looking down from heaven keeping your ODA team and your Ranger buddies safe. We all miss you brother. Rest in peace "Bam-Bam". You will never be forgotten!
Alex Samudio 3/75 RGR BN | ranger4life@sbcglobal.net | Buena Park CA
Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 08:05:16 AM PST

Thank God for the men and women of our military and those that give the ultimate sacrifice. I'm amazed by how many Americans take for granted our freedom, how many don't fly the American Flag on the 4th of July and how many only care about where the next Starbucks is. Our hopes and prayers are with the men and women in our military. Thanks for everything you do.
JB | bilgerbrau@gmail.com | Seattle, WA
Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 04:02:35 PM PST

These fine young men are the true heroes and foundation of our great nation.
Danniel Wilde | dannywilde@fastmail.fm | Pittsfield, PA 16340 United States
Saturday, July 14, 2007 at 10:43:14 AM PST

I want to send my condolences to all the parents of the talented individuals who gave the ultimate! I served with another group of talented individuals, May God bless all.
Joseph H. Posada, 1st SFG (ABN), Okinawa | JPTito@sbcglobal.net | 1633 N. Arlington Pl. #1902; Milwaukee, WI ;53202-=2292
Sunday, July 08, 2007 at 08:40:53 AM PST

SFC Nathan L. Winder was KIA on June 26, 2007 in Diwaniyah, Iraq. Add his picture... he's earned it. RIP, warrior. http://news.soc.mil/releases/News%20Archive/2007/June/070628-01.html
Bob, 1st SFG(A) | WA, USA
Saturday, July 07, 2007 at 10:09:13 PM PST

God bless all that server and our brothers that have passed. We love and miss each one of them and will embrace them once again when our day comes. Peace and love to all the families of our departed brothers we all share your loss and grief and pray for your well being.
Frank J Dattore 402nd SOD 10th SFGA 1SF | fdattore@austin.rr.com | 204 Meadow Woods Drive Kyle, Texas 78640
Friday, July 06, 2007 at 11:07:19 PM PST

ANOTHER GENERATION HAS STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE AND THEY ARE HITTING THEM OUT OF THE PARK...MY UTMOST RESPECT TO THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR ALL...MY CONDOLENCES TO THEIR FRIENDS & FAMILIES....YOU CAN REST ASSURED THAT GOD IS HOLDING THEM IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND.....
LARRY T. MANES..5th SFG/MACV SOG.... | MANESLOO1@hawaii.rr.com | POB 1157 KEAAU, HI. 96749
Wednesday, July 04, 2007 at 09:20:52 PM PST

God bless all of the families of the fallen heroes. I pray that you find peace and that your children grow up strong, with the knowledge that their Fathers are Honorable Men. I pray for the Parents and other members of the families find peace.
Joseph C. Thibodaux, Retired MSG | joe.thibodaux@us.army.mil | 123 Newcastle Court, Brandon, MS 39047, USA
Wednesday, July 04, 2007 at 11:49:00 AM PST

Some FINE Warriors, sorry my mistake in writing...
jari salo | jarisalo@netikka.fi | seinajoki, Finland
Wednesday, July 04, 2007 at 10:46:19 AM PST

They fought for Freedom, they died for Freedom. May They Rest In Peace. De Oppresso Liber, Any Time, any place. Some fime Warriors.
jari salo | jarisalo@netikka.fi | seinajoki, Finland
Wednesday, July 04, 2007 at 10:45:06 AM PST

These mighty Peace makers are now in the loving care of their maker. they will always be blessed. Gods blessings always to their loving families. RIP> Paul {WHO DARES WINS }
Paul Duffy [Aust SAS]Vietnam66-68-09 | aussiedingodawg'hotmail.com | 14 Iredine St Clayton manchester. UK. M11 4 GW
Tuesday, July 03, 2007 at 10:25:18 PM PST

As the Fourth of July approaches, it becomes imperative that I again contribute to this website. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart and soul, to those that have served and come home, and to those who have served and fallen, ase well as the families and loved ones of all. Regardless of the nastiness and the politics that have existed before and during, and will exist after your tour, there are many people who believe in you and your sacrifice. You are a valuable part of history, and have and will continue to make a positive difference in the world. I am thankful for you.
Mishelle Pasinato, spouse, R-SF Ft. Lewis | grammarguru10@hotmail.com | 15526 Vail cut Off SE, Rainier, WA 98576
Tuesday, July 03, 2007 at 09:33:40 PM PST

The sacrifices made by these men will not be forgotten and appreciated every minute by true Americans.
Rob Graham | rjpick@hotmail.com | Anandale, VA 22003
Tuesday, July 03, 2007 at 08:42:50 PM PST

All who came before you know the sacrifices you have made, and the final sacrifice you've made will never be forgotten by the men from SF.
Bill Coughlan CCS 5th SFG (1969-70) | bcccs322@mchsi,com | 509 Cambridge Elburn, IL. (USA)
Tuesday, July 03, 2007 at 04:56:00 PM PST

I have Never Met the troopers in this book, But I knew the Men who are the same as them,brave and true men all. I'm sure all of you are in Good Company & when it is my turn;I'd be Proud to join you. God Bless You and America.
John R. Fryer 77th,10th,1st,5th,3rd &SOG | jfryer3@tampabay.rr.com | 10912 New Brighton Ct,New Port Richey,FL 34654
Tuesday, July 03, 2007 at 01:40:36 PM PST

I feel really bad about not knowing that Mark Wayne Jackson was Killed in October 2002. I will say one thing about him...he was focused more then most! No one could ever do a job better then him and he was the first to tell you what your job was and show you how to do it. I had one advantage over him if I pissed him off I could always run faster then him. I went through SFAS with him (not on the same team) but I always saw him as a winner! As a leader of his team!. Although people in the SF community say! "You can throw a rock through the Weapons Course and out comes a tab " I will say, not back then and I hope not now. Mark was as smart as the Doc’s on our team) Mark was a good person #1, he was the best of the best. He just couldn't run faster then me :). I love him and my heart feels for his kids.which by the way is not mentioned! ODA 536 has much to talk about but they will never have another like Mark Wayne Jackson!
Robert Tarpley | rtarpley@gmail.com | Bordentown, NJ 08505
Friday, June 29, 2007 at 09:08:40 PM PST

I served and fought with Brad Conner in Iraq, he was an outstanding leader and human being. Why does God always take the best ones?
Dave Kleiber 19th SFG | david.kleiber@us.army.mil | Steamboat Springs, CO
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 06:39:58 PM PST

I miss you Josh!!!! I think about you everyday!! You are truly the meaning for the word HERO!!!! You gave up your life to protect you fellow Green Berets!!! I love you Josh and you will be in my heart forever!!!! Watch out for those slap shots in heaven wink wink!!!
Cassie | Cassiesgreenchucks@yahoo.com | Long Beach, CA USA
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 04:29:13 PM PST

We honor and salute our brave heroes one and all. You are the best of the best. Our hearts are heavy as we mourn each one of you. Your commitments to freedom are forever commended. May God hold you in the palm of his hand, and may he continue to bless your families and loved ones. We are grateful and indebted to you always.
Military Mom-7th SF | 7specialforcesmom@yahoo.com | United States
Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 06:30:59 PM PST

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wali | wali_sidiqee@yahoo.com | Afghanistan kandahar
Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 07:18:28 AM PST

My respects to all the families and condolonces. These fine men are the fabric of what makes the United States a great nation. They will never be forgotten as they our brothers in arms. Bless all the families of these fine men who gave their sons so that we may enjoy the life we live. "The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved". "Do not mourn those men who die in battle but thank god that they lived" Bless you.
Mario Caraballo, C/2/7. MICO 7th SFG, 1st Bn USAJFKSWCS |, 82Abn Div | caraballom60@yahoo.com | Seoul Korea
Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 07:02:23 AM PST

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eze | eze@yahoo.com
Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 04:07:01 AM PST

my condolences to the family of all that lost their beloved green berets! My husband is over with some of the fine gentleman that got kia and i have everyone in my prayers.
angela giordano,1st Bat. 7th SFG(Abn) | acameline@aol.com | bethlehem,pa 18020
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 01:38:04 PM PST

As a 17 year veteran of SF, I have had the priveledge of training and serving with many of the soldiers here. They will never be forgotten. My prayers go to the families, friends and comrades of these heroes. May God bless you all.
SFC(Ret) Cory Comelio, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Bns, 10thSFG(A), 1st Bn USAJFKSWCS | 60 Kime Ave. N. Babylon NY 11703
Sunday, June 17, 2007 at 08:25:32 PM PST

Dear Kathy and family of Josh, Our deepest respects and condolances to you. When our son called his Dad to contact me so I could reach out to you it was the hardest thing I've had to do. All that flashed into my mind was us sitting together at their ceremonies and our hearts bursting with pride as mothers seeing our sons as soldiers and men. I don't know how to put the words down that i feel in my heart for you as one mom to another. If you should ever need to talk or if we can help you in any way please contact us...Sincerly, Candee,Franco,Melisa & Ian
Candee Marrone mother of SF friend to Josh | marrone2@aol.com | ocean gate, NJ
Sunday, June 17, 2007 at 01:24:06 AM PST

I would like to express my condolences to the families of all of the fallen and would like to thank all of the men that are still in harms way. My their families have peace and may they all return safe.
Mickey Huber, Deputy Sheriff, BCSO SWAT | mhuber@buttecounty.net | Chico, Ca
Friday, June 15, 2007 at 06:23:19 PM PST

Our foundation has set up an award in honor of CPT Mike Tarlavsky and CW2 Bruce Price. I served with both of these warriors and was fortunate to have know them both. The award is called the Tarlavsky-Price Youth Leadership Award. More info at: www.greerfoundation.org/Tarlavsky_Price.html
CSM (Ret) Steve Greer | info@greerfoundation.org | Eastman, GA
Friday, June 15, 2007 at 03:38:15 PM PST

I just happened to find this site, quite by accident. It made me really think, and it made me truly grateful for the jobs you've all done every day. God bless you all for keeping us safe, for risking and losing your lives to protect my 4 and 8 year old kids, as well as my wife's and mine. You will always be remembered by my children and myself, and though you do not know me, you are my family and I am proud of you and eternally grateful.God bless the volunteers, who could easily put their skill and drive into some other much more financially rewarding pursuit, but instead chose a live of danger and hardship that allows my kids and I to sleep safe at night. YOU are the REAL DEAL.
Gerard Noone, former 1st Cav, and 11th SFG | parachutecolrsd@aol.com | Blue Point, NY
Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 08:56:42 PM PST

I just strayed across this site and was reading about the lives of these men. I just wanted to say 'thank you' for the sacrifice that SF is willing to make for us all. Families of all these men, know that there are strangers out there that respect all your sons have done and lived for.
Robert O. | Midwest USA
Monday, June 11, 2007 at 06:45:51 PM PST

My sincere condolences go out to Tung Nguyen's family. Tung and I were roomates in the 25th I.D. in Hawaii. He was a strong man and a good friend. God Bless soldiers like Tung who keep us safe.
Randy "Yogi" Hatmaker | rhth@swbell.net | Austin, TX
Friday, June 08, 2007 at 10:37:48 PM PST

My deepest sympathy goes to the Whitaker family. The last time I saw Joshua he was just a baby! Sadly, our families lost contact after his grandfathers death. If Cathy Whitaker should read this entry, I would love to contact you. ~Melissa (Mary's daughter)
Melissa Holman | melissa.holman@cox.net | Orange County, CA
Friday, June 08, 2007 at 10:38:23 AM PST

I'd like to express my condolences to the family of Tim Padgett. He was an important part of our family. (I'm the wife of an SF soldier who served with Tim.) Thank you for sharing him with us.
Sanderlin | sanderlinr@hotmail.com | Fayetteville, NC
Thursday, June 07, 2007 at 01:55:55 PM PST

Jeremy R. Wright was in 1st Special Forces Group. His photo here shows him in 3rd Special Forces Group... He worked for me in 1st Special Forces Group when he died! v/r SGM Allyn
SGM Allyn | allynrk@js.pentagon.mil | 4901 upland dr
Thursday, June 07, 2007 at 12:18:03 PM PST

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Kaan | cihan_cihan_1990@hotmail.com
Wednesday, June 06, 2007 at 03:44:39 AM PST

condolences to all but especially to the family of Sgt. 1st Class Christopher J. Speer I have heard about the trial failure and want to apologize to you for the ridiculous way my government in canada continues to protect this family of terrorists. You desrve better; i am very sorry
Martin vandernet | mvdnet@hotmail.com | botanicka 2, 91708 trnava, slovakia
Tuesday, June 05, 2007 at 01:23:23 AM PST

As another Memorial Day passes us by, I just wanted to say "Thanks" to the guys who didn't make it home. Your deeds and bravery will not be forgotten! De Oppresso Liber!
Phillip Stone 19th, 12th and 10th SFG(A) | phillip.stone@sbcglobal.net | 11616 Alexandria Drive, Frisco, TX 75035
Monday, June 04, 2007 at 01:31:36 PM PST

I remember and speak of you often. All of you. The ones I knew and never knew. I am sad and smile when I see the faces. You were good men. I will always remember.
Dale Harper 10th from Devens Days | djdharper@comcast.net | Salisbury MD
Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 08:27:26 PM PST

Memorial Day 2007, Arlington Cemetery We met Laura Robinson, the wife of CPT Charlie Robinson, in Section 60. My Mom and Dad are also in Section 60, that's why we were there. Laura made a tremendous impression on both my wife (Sandy) and I. I'm of the Viet-Nam generation. My father was WWII and Korea (later 6th SF) my grandfather was of WWI. We learned from Laura that this tradition of service to our country is still alive. That there are young Americans who still believe in this country. Laura, know that we were so very, very consoled by meeting you. God Bless America and Charlie Robinson.
Tom Todd, USS Medregal, USS Catfish and USS Thomas Jefferson (Gold) | tomtodd@bellatlantic.net | Springfield, VA, USA
Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 03:42:59 PM PST

I also knew Daniel Petithory as a Military Police officer back in Ft. McClellen Alabama. I hate to repeat was was already written but Dan was a very GUNG HO SOLDIER, He loved the military and his dream was to be in special forces, I'm so glad his dream came true. He was very bored working gate duty at the base. I just want his family and friends to know he will never be forgotten. I think of him often. God Bless you all.
Jackie Infalt | jacksrus@netwurx.net | Hartford, WI
Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 07:49:18 AM PST

I knew Dan Petithory when he was a Military Police Officer. I was stationed with him at Ft McClellan, AL. He was an outstanding soldier and loved the military. One time on a training mission, we were attacked and everyone was shouting that it appeared to be a ninja. Dan was a fun loving guy and he will be sorely missed. Last memory I have of Dan was the day that he met with the review board to get into special forces. I told him they would be lucky to have him.
David Thornton | dsthornton@sprintpcs.com | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
Monday, May 28, 2007 at 04:37:40 PM PST

I visited Ft. Logan National Cem. today and the site of SFC Dan Romero. "Dan, you are missed and not forgotten. Your family is well and in safe keeping. Thank you my friend for all you have done for me and my family and the sacrifices you made in our behalf". Your brother, E
Eric Wahlquist | eric.wahlquist@cjwi.com | Denver, CO
Monday, May 28, 2007 at 09:04:20 AM PST

Just received an e-mail from a good friend in Afg., I heard about SSG Whitaker. To his family and team members, I am sorry for the loss. I am praying for God to comfort y'all.
Kenny Cantrell A co. 1/19th 25th | firefighter1509-code@yahoo.com | out of country
Sunday, May 27, 2007 at 07:35:19 PM PST

Thanks. Khost 05-06
Tim Redhair | tjr152@sbcglobal.net | Cedar Hill, TX
Saturday, May 26, 2007 at 03:02:04 PM PST

As I scroll through this long list of true heroes I realize how many of them I knew and had served with. I know that they gave the ultimate sacrifice doing what they believed in but it still makes it dificult to know they are no longer here with us. Thank you Heroes for doing what you were called to do - Free the Oppressed!!!
Randy Brumit, 7th SFG(A), 1st SFG(A) | rbrumit@yahoo.com | Woodstock, Georgia, USA
Saturday, May 26, 2007 at 05:56:39 AM PST

proudly we serve to free the oppressed
ssg charles phagan 5th s.f | sherryphagan@yahoo.com | anderson s.c
Friday, May 25, 2007 at 04:55:47 PM PST

God bless our fallen brothers. My heart felt condolences to the families.
Skip Chase-1st SFG (Abn) 1st SF 1970- 1975 | mtbakercrossfit@gmail.com | Mount Vernon, WA, USA
Friday, May 25, 2007 at 10:05:10 AM PST

Rest in Peace SGM Michael Stack. A great soldier from a great Army family. If his brother SGM (ret.) Cecil Stack reads this message, please e-mail me. Love ya man. -- Pete
Durban, MSG (ret.) HQ 82nd, HQ XVIII Abn, etc. | amat87@yahoo.com | Prescott Valley AZ, USA
Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 03:53:54 PM PST

Im sorry for these heros.
N/A | CANADA
Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 02:08:13 AM PST

I just want to express my sympathy to your family. I know and understand how hard this is for the death of your son. My prayers are with you.
Cathy Nicholas | pantherfan_2007@yahoo.com | 1007 horse fork rd
Monday, May 21, 2007 at 11:58:45 AM PST

To the Mother and family of Joshua R. Whitaker, I am sorry for the loss in your family, I say my prayers every day in the back of my head since that team was deployed, for I also have someone special on that team that means alot to me. Please accept my condolences. An older brother from West Virginia
Cody Nicholas | hartland30@yahoo.com | Clay, WV
Monday, May 21, 2007 at 11:34:36 AM PST

Our thoughts and prayers go to these "fallen heros" family left behind to carry on without them...May they come to know how much we owe their family member for answering the call to serve their country...
Airborne Mom | Pennsylvania
Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 03:33:44 PM PST

To my fallen comrades..Thank you for what you have done, thank you for what you have achieved, and more important, thank you for answering when our country needed you..For you have truly lived up to the motto..De Oppresso Liber. I will never forget you..
Malcolm D Robinson Jr 528th SOSB (ABN ) (SO) | Skysoldier20@msn,com | 3424 Luzon Avenue, Fort Wainwright Alaska. USA,
Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 02:39:51 PM PST

God Bless them. Am in awe of their courage and spirit of self sacrifice. They are America's hope. Inspiring.
Mike Billmeier Sr, 20th SF NG (1962-70) | mbillmeier@bellsouth.net | 5309 Georgia Peah Av, Port Orange Fl 32128
Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 08:49:34 AM PST

To all the families who have lost the ones they love, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Thank you for your sacrfice and God bless you.
R. Allen | racheld_allen@yahoo.com | Tyler, Texas
Friday, May 18, 2007 at 06:46:35 AM PST

To Kelly and Fergie, You two are missed dearly. I enjoyed working with you both. You will always be in my prayers and heart. You loved what you did. You are with the really big man now watching over all of us. May your families continue to find strength every day.
SSG (A) Rebekkah Ostwald | ostwaldr@soc.mil | Colorado Springs, Colorado 80922
Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 04:46:54 AM PST

I am Hoping to locate prior special forces who knew LT Larry O. Williams, Det. A362, KIA 1967 Nov 23 Bien Hoa Prov., Previously with Det. A361, Myself and a few others are trying to locate past Team members and friends for Larrys Daughter. If you knew LT. Larry O. Williams letting me know would be Greatly Appreciated. DE OPPRESSO LIBER Tony Tudisco
Tony Tudisco | atudisco@gmail.com | Swain, N.Y.
Friday, May 11, 2007 at 05:22:31 PM PST

My heart cries, for the men listed above, for thier loss to thier families and country. We all owe them a far greater debt than we can ever pay. To the Nigerian jerk who posted below calling our guys "big fools" (mugu) please take your sorry self back to the 3rd world dungheap you crawled out of and stay there. you have no right to enjoy this country if you believe this way. GO ARMY!!
Anne Herbison | svmaja@yahoo.com | Crystal River, Fla
Friday, May 11, 2007 at 06:22:21 AM PST

expressing my condolences for all those lost, their sacrifice was not in vain
K. Esquivel | Fayetteville NC
Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 02:08:07 PM PST

I LOVE THE MUGU IN THE SITE
mgbada togo | mgbada@mugu.com | TOGO
Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 07:24:40 AM PST

I want to express my condolences to all those that have suffered a loss of one of these brave soldiers. I would like to mention two 7th SFG(A) soldiers that I did not notice in the memorial. They are SSG Edwin Dazachacon and Sgt Alberto Montrond.
Another Soldier | Fayetteville, NC
Wednesday, May 09, 2007 at 04:38:34 PM PST

The Chinese Bandit Recon LRRP Team 1st Bn (ABN) 8th Cav 1965-66 was awarded two Presidential Unit Citations for extraordinary heroism for their participation in the Battles of the Ia Drang (November 1965) and Nathan Hale (June 1966); conducted the historic FIRST night combat rappel lead by RANGER Lawson; and DOD/MACV directed long range reconnaissance (LRRP) operations lead by 101st RECONDO Grimes along the northern Cambodia and Southern Laos borders in the spring of 1966..."Laying Down FIRST Tracks in the Central Highlands". RANGER Jerry Conners Master Parachutist, Special Forces Weapons Expert, 101st RECONDO Chinese Bandit 13 http://www.geocities.com/d6566mustangs http://www.geocities.com/d6566mustangs/history ... for more articles on the combat and reconnaissance patrols performed by the Chinese Bandits
RANGER Jerry Conners | jconnersn94k@att.net | Virginia City, Nevada USA
Wednesday, May 09, 2007 at 12:39:59 PM PST

Thanks to all who serve and have given the ultimate price. I give my respect and condolences to all family and friends who have lost a brother, father, son, husband, or any family memeber. I also know the price for freedom I have lost a great friend of mine. Thanks you all for yalls service.
Justin Bryant 952nd EN CO (CSE) | justin.bryant1@us.army.mil | 472 FM 911N Avery, TX 75554
Tuesday, May 08, 2007 at 07:52:05 PM PST

Cool site.
Sally Kraus | bpq-skraus2040@real-cheap-email.com | 198 Tremont Street, Number 506
Friday, May 04, 2007 at 10:15:31 PM PST

My thoughts go out to family and friends of Mike Tarlavsky. I served with him in the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii. I also attended Special Forces training with him. Mike was someone I looked up to and someone I know inspired those he worked with and led into battle. Personally, he was an inspiration to me as he make the difficult look easy and always encouraged those around him. I have many great stories about Mike if anyone wants to hear more write me.
Jason Harris, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals | jason.harris@pfizer.com | Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Friday, May 04, 2007 at 04:55:51 PM PST

Cool site.
Sally Kraus | bpq-skraus2040@real-cheap-email.com | 198 Tremont Street, Number 506
Friday, May 04, 2007 at 05:29:05 AM PST

SFA 2 MAY 07 Memorial Prayer for SFC Lewis C. Walton (MACV-SOG) MIA in RVN during CY 1971 Remains found and returned to his family on 2 MAY 07. By: CPT Charles Reade Deputy Chaplain, U. S. Army Brothers, Let us pray— To fallen SF soldiers let us sing, Where no rockets fly nor AK-47 bullets wing. Our broken brother, SFC Walton, let us now bring To the Mansions of the Lord. No more bleeding, no more fight, No prayers pleading through the night. Just divine embrace, eternal light, In the Mansions of the Lord. Where no mothers cry and no children weep, We will stand and guard though the angels sleep. Through the ages, safely keep SFC Walton in the Mansions of the Lord. ---------- Rarely in a lifetime does a light shine so bright, so pure…That darkness is defeated in its presence. Rarely in a lifetime will an individual, beyond all odds, rise to meet such an overwhelming challenge. Rarely in a lifetime we will be given the opportunity to honor him. Let it not pass us by… Let us shine brightly… Once in a lifetime. Let us help all to remember… That within the human spirit lives the ability to rise up and challenge all odds on behalf of ones Country… If but once in a lifetime. ------------ Almighty God, giver of every good gift: we praise and thank you for the return of SFC Lewis Walton from deployment Down Range with MACV-SOG in Vietnam Cong Hoa. Wherever there is anxiety, pain or hardship, bring healing through your grace and mercy. This we ask for your love’s sake. ---------- SF Lewis C. Walton, your family, your Special Forces brothers and your many many friends wish to finally welcome you home from a long and challenging journey on behalf of our Country. May your Lord eternally care for you in the Celestial world above. Amen. De Oppresso Liber
CH (CPT) Charlie Reade | charles.reade@us.army.mil | Providence, RI 02915
Wednesday, May 02, 2007 at 02:38:19 PM PST

Mike Thomas- MIss ya bro!! You are a true hero and great teammate. In our hearts you will be felt and remembered.
Ivan - pollito | Fayetteville, Nc
Tuesday, May 01, 2007 at 08:24:54 PM PST

10th SFG (ABN) Badtolz 1963-65, a great group of men!
Dr Arelious Knighton | kniighta@.uc.edu | Cincinnati OH
Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 09:56:28 AM PST

MY SON SRVES WITH THE SPECIAL FORCES 10 OUT OF FT. CARSON, COLORADO AND IS AIRBORNE, HE IS AN E-5, HE IS IN IRAQ AS WE SPEAK AND, I'AM DISABLED FROM THE VIET NAM WAR, MY FATHER WAS KILLED IN WWII, THE MAN WHO RAISED ME IS A MEDAL OF HONOR HOLDER,(LT. COL. EDWARD S. MICHAELS, THESE MEN IN SPECAIL FORCES AS WELL AS THE OTHER SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND AIRMAN ARE THE FINEST MEN ON THE FACE THE EARTH AND IT STILL AMAZES ME THAT THEY ARE SO WILLING TO FIGHT FOR WHAT IS RIGHT AND IT ANGERS ME THAT WE DON'T EXTERMINATE SUCH VERMIN THAT WOULD WITH COLD BLOOD MURDER MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN WITHOUT A THOUGHT(TOWERS BLDG.) ARE THE SAME AS THOSE WHO MURDERED THOSE IN THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS OF WWII. ONE FATE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO THEM, A NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST THAT WOULD VAPORIZE THEM IN A FIREBALL WITHOUT CAUSE OR MERCY FOR THEM. WE WOULDN'T ALLOW CANCER TO LIVE ACTIVELEY IN OUR BODIES , NEITHER SHOULD WE ALLOW THEM TO LIVE ANOTHER MOMENT, THEY SHOULD SUFFER ALL THE WRATH OF HUMANITY AND BECOME EXTINCT AS THEY HAVE PROVEN THEY CANNOT LIVE IN PEACE WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD. WE TAUGHT THIS VALUABLE LESSON TO THE JAPANESE AND THEY NOW LIVE IN A MORE CIVILIZED MANNNER AS THE EMPEROR "SAW THE LIGHT", THAT JUST PERHAPS THERE WOULD "NO LONGER BE A JAPAN". THAT WAS VERY GOOD THINKING ON THEIR PART AS THEY COULD HAVE VERY WELL BECOME A "BYWORD", LIKE THE DODO BIRD. SOME PEOPLE JUST NEED TO BE KILLED, THEIR ARE DIABOLICALLY WICKED AS IS THE ISLAMICS AND THEIR SHIT PHILOSOPY.WE ARE FIGHTING THE "CRUSADES' OF OLD ALLOVER AGAIN. WE ARE TOO NICE TO OUR ENEMIES, WE NEED TO DESTROY THEM ON A LEVEL TRAUMA THAT THEY WILL NEVER RISE THEIR HEADS AGAIN.AIR MARSHALL "BOMBER HARRIS" AND SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL KNEW THE MEANING OF "BREAKING THE WILL OF THE ENEMY", WHEN THEY FIREBOMBED THE CITIES OF DRESDEN, COLOGNE AND HAMBURG. IT HAD IT'S EFFECT ON HITLER AND HIS GOONS THAT WE WERE PLAYING FOR KEEPS TO TOTALLY ANNILATE THEM, WE NEED TO LEARN FROM THE LESSONS OF THE PAST AND WE MIGHT WIN MORE WARS AND BE LOOKED UPON BY OTHER COUNTRIES AS ISRAEL IS LOOKED UPON AS A POWER THAT DOESN'T FUCK AROUND AND THAT AS HARRY S. TRUMAN STATED, "THEY WILL POUR A RAIN OF RUIN ON YOU LIKE THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN", BY ALL MEANS WE SHOULD DO IT FOR THE SAKE OF THOSE FALLEN SO THAY WILL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN. DON'T YOU AGREE?
LARRY WILLIAMS | williamsfubar@earthlink.net | 112 Broadview Ln., Winters, CA 95694-1776
Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 03:19:10 PM PST

Scotty Dyer. I miss you man, that smile, always said that you were up to something. Just a part of your nature. You are missed Scotty. Jodi, I hope you and your wonderful children are doing well. Take care of yourself.
Mitch Johnson ODA 342 | mitchell.johnson3@us.army.mil | Fayetteville, NC, USA
Monday, April 23, 2007 at 06:40:18 PM PST

I SERVED IN AFGHANISTAN IN 05-06 AND MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILIES OF FALLEN SOLDIERS.AN INSURANCE MAN JUST LEFT MY HOUSE AND WE WERE TALKING.HE TURNED OUT TO BE THE FATHER IN LAW OF FALLEN SOLDIER SFC CHRIS ROBINSON.I WAS HURT IN AFGHANISTAN AND WILL PROBABLY NEVER BE ABLE TO BE DEPLOYED AGAIN,I WILL PRAY EVERY DAY UNTIL THIS WAR IS OVER THAT EVERYONE RETURNS HOME SAFE TO THEIR FAMILIES.THANKYOU
SGTREGGIE DELORME 114 MP CO | REGINALD.H.DELORME@US.ARMY.MIL | 131 ARROW LEAF DR VICKSBURG,MS 39180
Friday, April 20, 2007 at 09:00:57 AM PST

I had the distint pleasure of serving with Daniel Petithory. Dan was a true professional and a true SF trooper! My thoughts and prayers are with your family Dan! I retired from active duty and became a Police Officer. I responded to the World Trade Center on 9/11/01. I know deep in my heart that this Country is in good hands with all the fine young men of SF defending our freedoms oversees! To all my SF brothers listed here...De Opresso Libre!
Jay Burkhardt 3rd SFGA, 19th SFGA | jayburkhardt01@aol.com | 300 Wilson Rd., Cutchogue, New York, USA
Sunday, April 15, 2007 at 07:53:00 PM PST

JD, Jeff Davis was a great SF soldier! I had the pleasure of being attached to Jeff's ODA team in Kuwait! I was on a SOTA team and was sent to his ODA team, he was simply a true professional! He took me under his wing, made me feel at ease as well as teaching me how to be a leader and a professional in a hard situation! I want to wish his family my condolences, Jeff was simply a great person! He was the definition of a SF Soldier!
Brian Gabbet 2/5th SFG (A) | bgabbett@fretz.com | Douglassville, PA
Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 06:27:59 PM PST

First, sorry for my bad english! I remember the Feb '95, were i shared the air with my friend of the 10th Special Forces Group (ODA 064) in Altenstadt/Germany! My Family and i will condolence to all the familys on the fllen man!! GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILYS
Martin Gerting; LL/LTS 4th Inspection Germany | Mailto@gerting.de | 86974 Apfeldorf / Germany
Thursday, April 05, 2007 at 05:48:18 AM PST

God Grant Peace to these Warriors. I would request that anyone who could identify the coward who left comments on 27 March please let us know where and who he is. He is obviously a threat to those of us who served so we should be aware of who he is for the safety of ourselves and family. proud to have Served and thank you All for your Service.
Don Loughrey 10th SFG(A) Ret. | ilnodon@aol.com | Brandon, Fl USA
Friday, March 30, 2007 at 06:14:13 AM PST

SGM Mike Stack was the FINEST and BEST NCO that I ever met during my 20+ years in the Army. He was the ultimate soldier - physically fit, mentally sound, spiritually alive and healthy. He was the best 1SG I ever had (10th Group 1993 at Devens) and it was a pleasure to work with him in USASFC (A)(1999-2000). I saluted his memory at his headstone on 5th Group grounds at Campbell and wept proudly that I was found fortunate enough to have met a great man like Mike. I look forward to seeing him in heaven one day. Airborne! MSG "Dano" Pecaro Chaplain Assistant
MSG "Dano" Pecaro; 10th SFG (A); USASFC (A); USASOC | daniel.pecaro@us.army.mil | Madisonville, Ky
Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 01:03:40 PM PST

The old SFers passed the torch to the younger generation of Quiet Professionals and it continues to be held high. The flame illuminates the names of our fallen brothers and the new chapters being written in the proud history of our Regiment. God bless these men and their families for their honored service, duty, and sacrific - Lest We Forget. De Oppresso Liber
Charlie Inot, 5th SFG(A) 1967-1968 | inots@nethere.com | San Diego, CA
Monday, March 26, 2007 at 03:54:20 PM PST

My prayers go out to the survivors. My utmost respect goes out to those who gave their lives for Freedom. To those who are still in the fight, I can't thank you enough. God bless.
Morris J McLees, USN 64-68, MTARNG 80-02 | mmclees@aol.com | Bozeman,Mt
Monday, March 19, 2007 at 07:45:23 PM PST

SFC, Bennett, SFC Morehead, and MAJ Syverson, here are three leaders, that God chose to take away from us to be leaders on his armies. I will never forget serve next to this three great husbans, father, friends, but must of all brothers on arms. My God continue blessing your families, and keeping them strong. I thanks God for allow me to know each and everyone of you guys. I wouldn't say bye, but I will say see you guys later.
Jose A. Rivera Jr./D, Co. 5th SFG (A) | jose.rivera4@us.army.mil | 1434 Lakehurst way, Brandon, FL. 33511
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at 09:17:21 AM PST

David Gann i love you with all my heart, i will never forget you for as long as i live, you are the greatest man i have ever had the honour of knowing. When my time comes i will find you my beautiful brave angel. Love always, maria X
maria farmer | farmgirlmaz@aol.com | birmingham, united kingdom
Sunday, March 11, 2007 at 04:31:13 AM PST

I'm a Romanian SF team leader. I worked with US Army SF Capt. Jeffrey P. Toczylowski during an exercise in Romania. Last year I had the chance to work with US SF Teams in Afghanistan. SF community it is small but strong no matter what country you belog to. I would like to pay the respect to all SF warriors who died doing something that they believed in. God bless you and your families. Your sacrifice will never be forgoten. Marian BIRSAN, ROMANIA.
Marian BIRSAN | birsan_marian76@yahoo.com | Romania
Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 05:53:19 AM PST

I knew most of the men shown here from 7th grp, I was the Supply Sergeant for A/2/7 in afghanistan when SSG Morales was killed. We also lost our TACP that day, AF SSGT Jacob Frazier, he was with Orlando and was well liked by the team. I often think about Orlando, Jake, Steve and "Papi" Munoz. My heart goes out to their families with my promise to never forget these men and to always be grateful for having the privilege to serve with and know them. These men are all my heroes and I will always look up to them for their sacrifices. Lo Que Sea, Donde sea, Quando Sea! from, Tony
Antonio F. Cruz A/2/7 SFGA (Supply SGT) | cruzbrhppr4@aol.com | Raeford,NC,USA
Thursday, March 08, 2007 at 09:55:35 AM PST

Tony Yost, Rob Horrigan and Ivica Jerak. It was an honor to work with you. My prayers continue to go out to your families. De Opresso Liber
Christopher Algiere 3rd Bn / 1st Bn 10th SFG | oda016e@yahoo.com | Grasonville, Maryland, United States of America
Wednesday, March 07, 2007 at 09:35:21 AM PST

This goes out to all the team members that have lost their lives, defending our way of life. This special note is for SSG Caban, Hey buddy sorry Im just getting around to writing this, but I want to thank you for everything you have done for this country. Hey remember when we were in Germany, when you choked out that OPFOR Lt in front of the Col, Chaplain, and BN Surgeon. Good old times back in Battalion. Well Eric im going to see you at the gates when it's my time and I expect to see you choking out St Peter. Take care buddy, RLTW!
Alex Samudio | ranger4life@sbcglobal.net | Buena Park, CA
Tuesday, March 06, 2007 at 08:54:21 PM PST

Having lost a son recently, I know the pain parents are going through having lost a son. Rest assured that these brave men who gave the ultimate sacrifice are in God's hands. They are truly all God's Green Beret's. My sincere condolences and sympathy.
Sgt Ramiro Daniel, 1st SFG(ABN) '67-'69 | sfob2@yahoo.com | 601 Pecan W, Donna, Texas, USA
Saturday, March 03, 2007 at 01:55:22 AM PST

No words can ever repay the ultimate sacrfice, my condolences to those who did not come home from training, a mission or a deployment. My condolences also to the familys, friends, children and fellow team Operators. God Bless.
Albert Parr | Parr@rock.com | 9723 Mill Ct. East, Palos Pk. Il 60464
Friday, March 02, 2007 at 01:42:48 AM PST

My heartfelt gratitude and sympathy to all the families who have lost loved ones who have given their lives so bravely and uncoditionaly to protect all Americans and our country. I thank you and all our troops are in our prayers daily.
geripitocco | gpitocco@aol.com | 301BeechStreetHackensack,NJ07601
Sunday, February 25, 2007 at 10:23:57 AM PST

I wish to send my condolences to SSG Gary Harper's family. I served under 2/5 SFG in OIF III. I was part of the Forward Logistics Element supporting the unit. I remember when SSG Harper was killed, and how such a sad time it was. I want tojust say how sorry I am to his family, and to the group, for this loss.
Ricky Pike | ricky.pike@us.army.mil | 119 W. Potomac St. Williamsport, MD 21795
Saturday, February 24, 2007 at 05:43:26 PM PST

WORK CINCINNATI 45221 ML 108 ISERVED IN THE10SF ABN 1963---1965 BEST GROUP OF MEN I EVER WORKED WITH.BAD TOLZ WAS GREAT.
DR. ART KNIGHTON | KNIGHTA@.UC.EDU | UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI SCHOOL OF SOCIAL
Saturday, February 24, 2007 at 12:25:59 PM PST

My deepest, heartfelt condolences to the families, the friends and the loved ones for the loss you've endured, I pray that god will keep you safe and strong. Such a tragic waste of life, but lives that will be forever remembered for the courage, dedication and morals which were and are represented by the men and women who gave and continue to give their lives. My prayers are with you all. God bless.
maria shaw | sapphire38xxx@aol.com | Birmingham, UK.
Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 03:17:43 AM PST

KILLED ON FEBRUARY 4, 1968
SGT. LOUIS R. BALOG | melvinbohmer@sbcglobal.net | Monroe, Mi 48162
Friday, February 16, 2007 at 08:04:55 PM PST

I miss you my brothers, God bless you...good hunting... see you soon...
Gonzalez, William J., Second Lieutenat 5th SFG | 4423 Holly Ave, Fairfax, Va 22033 USA
Monday, February 12, 2007 at 11:04:10 AM PST

Long ago I lived in Fayetteville and knew many SFers. Thank you and Brightest of BLessings to all of you and your families for all that you have done and continue to do for all of us.
Emm Hogan | Orlando, FL USA
Friday, February 09, 2007 at 07:42:21 AM PST

I LOVE THIS PAGE. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
MGBADA JOE | MGBADAJOE@ABA.COM | 23 TREADO
Friday, February 09, 2007 at 03:29:17 AM PST

Having been in the S.F. I understand what it is like to lose friends in far off places. You will be truly missed.
michael edmiston/5th SFG, 7th SFG | trauma23@earthlink.net | casselberry florida
Monday, February 05, 2007 at 10:00:30 AM PST

i spent 12 years in the service of our country but i never saw any combat but i can feel the loss of our brothers in combat god blesss them alll.
tony ivey | tonybigman@earthlink.net | nc
Saturday, February 03, 2007 at 06:42:32 PM PST

To SFC Tung Nguyen, my God bless your sould in the heaven. My family and I will pray for you and your family.
Kaci Nguyen, Fort McPherson | kaci.nguyen@us.army.mil | Atlanta, GA
Friday, February 02, 2007 at 08:05:29 AM PST

I am a Green Beret Bolivian Officer proudly "made" in USA. Since I met my brother Michael Tarlavsky (class 03-01 ODA 911) I could realize what is the meaning of courage, military pride, and professionalism that all Green Berets have to acquire. Brother Michael; You are a pride for your country and for me as well. I will never forget you. God keeps you in a Special Place (The heaven...)
Miguel Contreras Campero | contrerasmiguel@yahoo.com | LA PAZ, BOLIVIA - SOUTHAMERICA
Thursday, February 01, 2007 at 05:47:16 AM PST

Thank you for entering your comments and postive thoughts. Our son was skilled March 25, 2007 in Afghanistan. I beleive there was a fire base named after him near Sangin. He was such a postive person and enjoyed what he was doing. It sure is a big adjustment in our lives.
Mary Robinson | mrobGeorge@gmail.com | madison, ms usa
Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 07:47:35 PM PST

There is not a day tat passes that i don't think and pray for those fine men that have sacraficed their lives for our freedom. Another generation in my family is in that A.O. and i pray for those also, in harms way in this war and i willnever forget them "Lest we forget,then so are we forgotten. I wish that i was young but, time waits for no one! They are owed a debt that we can never really pay our brothers, sons and daughters and families. Bless you all.
Bill Mc Keon, 1,5, 6, 10, Fank, PSSE-B (CSM) (R) | wmckeon@aol.com | Brandon, Floirda, USA
Monday, January 29, 2007 at 07:36:04 AM PST

God Bless these brave men for the courage. May God rest their eternal souls.
Elizabeth Samer mother of richard Uken(us army) and Matthew Uken (USMC) | green brook, New Jersey
Monday, January 29, 2007 at 05:37:28 AM PST

MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES GOES TO THE FAMILIES OF THE FALLEN MEN OF S.F. GOD BLESS ALL CURRENT SERVING MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL S.F. GROUPS CURRENTLY SERVING WORLDWIDE
JO CHAMBERS | jochambers_65@hotmail.com | BASILDON,ESSEX,U.K.
Saturday, January 27, 2007 at 10:00:04 AM PST

I am an Army Brat and Lived in Bad Tolz in 1962. I remember walking to Flint Kasern and how proud I was watching all the "GREEN BERETS". What memories I own. How proud I felt in my heart and most of all I felt safe. I am married to a retired Master Chief. After 30 years in the Navy. He continues to defend with the Sheriffs Dept. We also have a son in the Army. I am so sorry for all of you who lost your loved ones. I could not even imagine the heartache. My heart and sympathy are with you.
Debbie Hibbs | Thibbs@sc.rr.com | 100 Malori Lane Summerville Sc. 29483
Saturday, January 27, 2007 at 08:23:48 AM PST

DE OPRESSO LIBER
Kyle Parrill | Columbus, OH, USA
Friday, January 26, 2007 at 01:13:13 PM PST

I KNOW FIRST HAND, THE MANY SACRIFICES THAT THE SPECIAL OPS/FORCES COMMUNITY MAKES EVERY DAY, HAVING BEEN A PART OF THE "NIGHTSTALKERS" 160TH SOAG/USASOC. I CAN ONLY SAY THAT MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU /YOURS AS YOU CONTINUE TO SACRIFICE YOUR PRECIOUS TIME AWAY FROM FAMILIES, ETC. BECAUSE OF YOU AND MILLIONS OF OTHERS BEFORE US AND AFTER, THIS COUNTRY WILL FOREVER BE FREE AND BE ABLE TO HELP THE OPPRESSED. IF THIS COUNTRY REALLY KNEW ALL THAT YOU DO FOR IT /THERE WOULD BE NO DOUBTERS. BE SAFE/AGAIN THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICES.
SFC MORAVEC(USARMYRETIRED) | TIMOTHY.MORAVEC@USARMY.MIL | WISCONSIN
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 09:33:12 PM PST

To all my brothers who have fallen and their families, Bless you. I served with Stanley Harriman in 3rd Group. He was serious professional that had the ability to make one's day much happier and better. He lived the SF Creed. The World and the SF Family has suffered a great loss, but I know his sacrifices will be remebered.
Rick Erv, (CW2-Retired), 3rd SFG, 5th SFG, 7th SFG, 10th SFG, SWCS. | sgtervin@yahoo.com | Pagosa Springs, Colorado, United States
Sunday, January 21, 2007 at 09:11:51 AM PST

MSG Kelly Hornbeck gave me great words of advise before my first deployment. As a support soldier for Special Forces I look up to these men. All of these men are my heros. I am a better man and a better soldier by learning from these men. God Bless each of them and their families.
SGT Brandon Culpepper | blackhawk0017@yahoo.com | 10th SFG(A) Bx173A Bldg 7480, Ft.Carson, CO, USA
Saturday, January 20, 2007 at 10:34:00 AM PST

Nwanne i don land here
ONYE EZZ | onyeeze@yahoo.com
Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at 05:45:04 AM PST

Found the site researching my Dads heroic Korean War service from over 50 years ago and I couldn't leave. I was compelled to comment that the men and women lost will never be forgotten if the ones left behind always honor our loved ones and thier service. This sight is a beautiful yet sorrowful reminder of the sacrifices our heros have made. God Bless All Veterans... past, present, and future. Never Forget! From A Proud Daughter of a Hero from another Era.....
Sue Ann | oinasfamily@hotmail.com | Upper Peninsula, Michigan, USA
Sunday, January 14, 2007 at 12:29:17 PM PST

I have a brother thats at Fort Bliss in training he is going to Iraq some day soon I love him as I do the young men and womem that have given there lives you have my support and prayers. Remember Gregg God loves you he will be with you all the way. Love Dan
Dan | drivond@peak.org | Philomath,or
Friday, January 12, 2007 at 10:57:09 PM PST

THIS IS THE BEST SITE GOING.IT REALLY HURTS TO SEE SO MANY SF'ERS WHO PAID THE ULIMATE PRICE FOR THIS GREAT COUNTRY. CHARLIE MIKE!! AND THANK YOU ALL
PONCHO VIA GERMANY 1974-1984 | 8530 WILLOW OAK RD BALTIMORE MD USA
Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 06:01:14 AM PST

To SFC Bill Brown and his family, My son SSG Zack Harrison served with Bill on his team and was with him when he passed; I know my son will always remember Bill as a patriotic, brave young man who was determined to make a difference. My husband and I attended the memorial service at Ft. Bragg in November; it was beautiful, honorable, and heartbreaking. I think about Bill's family all the time. Please contact me when you are ready; I want to represent Zack...harrisonly@dare.k12.nc.us (Lydia Harrison)
Lydia Harrison | harrisonly@dare.k12.nc.us | 5221 Poplar Ct., Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 05:43:10 PM PST

My son PTE Robert Costall 1 PPCLI was KIA March 29th 2006 along side Sgt John Stone at forward operating base Robinson Helmand province Afghanistan. Words can not express how proud I am of him and the great men he served with that night. May God protect them now
Greg Costall | gregcostall@hotmail.com | Sechelt BC Canada
Tuesday, January 09, 2007 at 06:16:59 PM PST

SFC William Brown was a close friend. We attended the Q course together, and he defined the term professional. Godspeed Brother...De Oppresso Liber
Marshall Brown | marshallbrown11@yahoo.com | 235 East 87 New York NY
Monday, January 08, 2007 at 09:03:31 AM PST

Never think people do not appreciate your service and sacrifice. You have continued the proudest of traditions that dates to the late 1700s; you fight for the highest of principles, for the greatest of nations. Too many do not know our history. Too many do not understand the many brave men and women who have fought for America, who protect its people and way of life. God bless all of you and your families, and thank you.
Bob McParland | Lemont, Illinois, USA
Monday, January 08, 2007 at 05:45:41 AM PST

So many have given so much. Because of these fallen, and those who continue to serve, we are able to live our lives in security, waking unafraid to live our lives with our loved ones, able to peacefully sleep at night. Prayer is the only thing I can offer with hope for an end to this conflict, to all terrorist threats. God Bless all who have died in the service of this country and their families.
B Palermo | bpalermo@cox.net | Plaquemine, LA USA
Friday, January 05, 2007 at 08:21:14 PM PST

No matter what the mass media tries to tell you, America believes in you and we are thankful for what you do every day. America IS because of those who serve. My heart breaks everytime I hear America has lost one of her own and for your families, I know that they serve in supporting you all. God speed to you. Thank you.
Jennifer Eck (civilian) | jen123@insightbb.com | Fishers, Indiana
Friday, January 05, 2007 at 07:56:42 PM PST

I salute them all for their patriotism, dedication to duty and noble sacrifice in the defense of our country.
R.T. Hickethier, U.S.M.C. | rhickethier@sbcglobal.net | Texas
Friday, January 05, 2007 at 07:43:07 PM PST

To all the soldiers and families who have sacrificed to safeguard my family's freedom, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Without you bravery we would all have nothing.
Matthew Richardson | richvageologist@yahoo.com | Richmond, Virginia
Friday, January 05, 2007 at 06:35:10 AM PST

I have only two words to say to all of those who are currently serving and those who have died for me and my family, "THANK YOU" God Be With You
Dana Whitehead | dsw101863@aol.com | Mt.Morris, MI, USA
Thursday, January 04, 2007 at 09:06:09 AM PST

Here's a toast to the best sniper partner and the "only Russian-speaking wagon burner in the army." Blue skies Tony.
Tommy D | bogatir220@yahoo.com | Fayetteville, NC, USA
Sunday, December 31, 2006 at 05:52:47 AM PST

I am no longer in the Army, but would like to thank all of those who have served and still serve to protect us and to all of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. But I would like to especially thank SFC Dan Petithory. I served with him when he was an MP in the Ft. McClellan MP Co. He was a good friend of mine. We worked, played, and partied together. He loved the Army and this country and his dream was to become a member of the Special Forces. He achieved his dream and died doing what he loved. Dan, I am proud to have served with you and I cried the day I saw your picture on CNN when they announced your death. If God has an Army, I know you joined and are just as Gung Ho as ever. Keep watch over us and thank you.
Raymond Hutton Ft. McClellan MP Co | pghpol@msn.com | Pittsburgh, PA USA
Saturday, December 30, 2006 at 03:13:11 PM PST

I LOVE THIS PAGE. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
MGBADA JOE | MGBADAJOE@ABA.COM | 23 TRDO
Saturday, December 30, 2006 at 03:07:09 AM PST

I am honored to enjoy the freedoms that are secured for me by others I have never met. Words are febile. Thank You!
Scott Eley | lfmedmen@yahoo.com | Ohio
Friday, December 29, 2006 at 05:54:01 PM PST

My brother was with ODA 544. He lies in a bed drugged out of his mind to keep him from having nightmares. People do not understand until they see it for themselves of what these elite men have gone through. I pay the highest respects to these men and those in the future who go after this new and evil enemy. God grate the families of the fallen peace. No love is greater than someone that gives their life for others.
Brian | blpjkp2@emstar2.net | 2739 Buxton St.
Friday, December 29, 2006 at 12:47:08 PM PST

These men (along with our soldiers) are the reason America is the BEST counrty on this planet. We are free because of them.
Classified | black9c1@sbcglobal.net | Lomita, CA
Friday, December 29, 2006 at 11:27:52 AM PST

Just checked into your site for the first time and saw a picture of Msgt Richard Ferguson who was KIA in Iraq. "Fergy" use to be my demo Sgt when I was the team sergeat for ODA-334, Co C, 3rd Bn, 10th SFG. He was one of the best.
Dennis Hebler | dheb1943@sbcglobal.net | 3211 Orovada Dr. Carson City, NV 89701
Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 02:19:02 PM PST

I was stunned to hear the news that Tung had lost his life while on a mission in Iraq. I had last spoken with him and his wife Marcia just before he had deployed earlier this year. I had the privelage of meeting Tung at a 3-Gun Match at Fort Benning, and later met with him and his fellow SF Instructors at Fort Bragg. It was evident from even that first meeting that Tung was well liked and respected by all who knew him. Tung was an avid shooter and fierce competitor, but he was not a boastful person. He won because he trained hard and stayed focused, but he never failed to stop and coach, or help others along the way. Tung will live on in the memories of those fortunate enough to have known him as a Loving Husband, Loyal Friend and one who was fiercely proud of having earned the Green Beret. Myself and the Leupold Tactical Division express our thanks and respect to SFC Tung Nguyen and all the members of the SF Community.
Allan Thompson | athompson@leupold.com | PO Box 688, Beaverton, Oregon 97075-0688 U.S.A.
Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 09:26:54 AM PST

i come from brooklyn ny and work at Ft Hamilton my heart goes out to our heros familes. if i can do anything you can contact me at the Provost Marshal office
Theresa mapes | liveranit@aol.com | 68 a winham ave staten island ny 10306
Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at 07:09:44 PM PST

My sincerest condolences and prayers... words cannot express what I truly feel. My prayers go out to the family of our fallen brothers and sisters.
SPC Romero, M. | Illinois
Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at 11:06:07 AM PST

I was born in C.A san fransisco so i still feel for my country. God bless those men and their families
Kevin O. | Canada
Monday, December 25, 2006 at 02:35:25 PM PST

Would like a moment to wish family and friends of those who have moved on to the Team House above, A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Would also like to say a special Merry Christmas to the family of Gen. Craig Broadwater (former member 2nd Bat, 19th SFG ABN). The General passed away last week. He was 56 years old. Regards to all.
Bob L. (Retired Fed. Emp.) | Charles Town, West virginia
Monday, December 25, 2006 at 08:56:32 AM PST

GOd Bless the USA and other service members
Todd Ernst Wyoming ARNG | taernst@bresnan.net | 4105 CLark St Cheyenne, Wyoming USA
Sunday, December 24, 2006 at 02:17:21 PM PST

NICE SITE KEEP IT UP OK
EKESON GUYMAN | EKESONGUYMAN@YAHOO.COM | LOME TOGO
Saturday, December 16, 2006 at 03:22:56 AM PST

GOD BLESS ALL OF THESE MEN
s.t. grant | stg2587@hotmail.com | 14800 cr 6040,edgarsprings mo usa
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at 12:19:00 PM PST

GOD BLESS ALL OF THESE MEN
s.t. grant | stg2587@hotmail.com | 14800 cr 6040,edgarsprings mo usa
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at 12:17:46 PM PST

Scott Dyer was a wonderful man. He loved do things with his kids, family, and friends. He devoted his time to his kids when we wasn't deployed. Scott was my uncle. We lost him doing what he really loved doing. Scott was a down to earth man. He lived life day by day. Scott loved teaching his kids and nieces and nephews how to play ball, ski, wakeboard, skate, and water ski. He loved doing things with his family. We love you scott and we will miss you dearly everyday. We wish you could be here with us during these hard times especially the holidays. It will be hard but we will all be together and help each other through these days. WE LOVE YOU SCOTT. R.I.P. Dyer. Love always Terie
Terie Hill | gators051990@cfl.rr.com | 4988 wexford drive viera, fl 32955
Wednesday, December 06, 2006 at 05:00:53 PM PST

Thank you for remembering, CPT Robinson, SSG Alexander, and SSG Piper. They were great friends and the bravest of men. I will miss them forever.
SGt Hutcheson, 7th SFG (ABN), 4th/25th ID (ABN) | matthew.andrew.hutcheson@us.army.mil | 704 Quatermaster Rd, Fort Richardson, AK 99505
Wednesday, December 06, 2006 at 03:33:01 PM PST

When I see the faces of our soldiers we have lost, esp the sf onces.. how brave i think they are.. and how blessed I am to have such men to protect me from harm. anne, sf army mom. GO ARMY!!1
Anne Price, army mom | kosmikbubbles@gmail.com | Annapolis, Md, USA
Wednesday, December 06, 2006 at 09:07:31 AM PST

My family salutes with respect and appreciation all these hero/warriors and their families who stood the tallest when our country needed them.
Gary Morley, 42nd AAA Bn, 9th Inf. Div. | garymorley@academicplanet.com | Paris, Texas, USA
Sunday, December 03, 2006 at 03:20:24 PM PST

SSG ALEXANDER was my best friend and a living testiment of courage, committment, and everlastinf professionalism! He will be missed!
Brian Sevier 4/101 Pathfinders | yakmonsta@yahoo.com | fort campbell, ky
Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 10:35:31 PM PST

To the Nguyen family, I am sorry to hear of your loss, I met him 10 years ago in Okinawa and always thought he was a great man. He will be missed by many.
L. Fowler | Lindaloo70@msn.com | Colorado
Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 10:08:11 AM PST

"Andy, You made the news today, nothing less than the front page of course. :) The Flint Journal featured you in a story today. Announcing a display in your honor at the Military Museum in Frankenmuth. You are the only soldier in Michigan to receive the Silver Star from the War On Terror. Your Aunt Linda is having a difficult time, losing you was like losing her own son. She has been dedicated to keeping your memory alive, not ever letting you be forgotten. She has been your voice. You would be so proud of her and she is so proud of you. I too am so proud of you! Then again, we have always been proud of you. Your Dad... Don and your mom... Penny can find comfort in the fact that they raised a son with compassion, bravery and dedication. For that we will always be grateful. Be sure to keep comforting Cheyenne in her dreams and keep leaving her those heads up quarters. Your spirit makes her feel safe." We Love You, Dana dsw101863@aol.com
Dana Whitehead | dsw101863@aol.com | Mt.Morris, MI. USA
Sunday, November 26, 2006 at 11:43:33 PM PST

No foreign country is worth the sacrifice of so much young men! They will be remembered! I visited the Normandy war cemeteries (D-Day) in Europe and when you see such large cemeteries you realise what the human price of war is. They will never be forgotten!
Lieven De Coen | lievendecoen@hotmail.com | Belgium
Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 09:59:14 AM PST

SGT Nguyen was in charge of me during the "Q"-he was a no-nonsense professional-I frequently overheard him talk about how he couldn't wait to get away from the desk and go back to work. He was a brave, skilled and driven soldier. He loved this country, and didn't take living here for granted. When I was moving on, the last thing he told me was "You're squared away"--he didn't smile much, but he did then.
RW 10th SFG | redhead375@hotmail.com | Colorado
Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 12:19:49 AM PST

I had the pleasure of serving with James Oschner all the way from Jump School in 1990 til I ets'd in 1996. He was a Great American whom I always enjoyed arguing over Politics with. My sincere condolences go out to Ann and his children and his family. I hope his children know what a great man he was. I remember the first time I met Ann she was pregnant with their first child and James and I were sitting in the Harness at Fort Benning in Jump School. He was the true definition of a Patriot! God Bless you my friend. 
Trevor Rice | Alpha Co. 3/505 82nd ABN | trevorr1971@yahoo.com | WIlmington, NC
Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 07:57:50 AM PST

Giving praise and thanks To God Almighty for you fine men who go into harms way on our behalf from a country who know not the true sacrifices you make daily. My father, myself and now my son all have served the army. Not all choose to serve but may God forever bless those who do.
Abbas Ansari | premierkareem@msn.com | 819 Silver Lane, Eugene, Oregon 97404
Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 07:46:48 AM PST

Trevor, To a great friend and my mentor. You will be missed. Till we meet again. Love ya. Darren
SSG CUFAUDE, DARREN | darren.a.cufaude@us.army.mil | Cusseta, Ga
Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 02:53:07 PM PST

Dear Vic, Even though time passes, the emptiness in my heart and in my life does not change!!! I think of you everyday that passes and we miss you more and more. It's not the same without you!!! HAPPY 29th BIRTHDAY 11-13-06 Love Mom, Dad, and Liz
Elizabeth | California, USA
Monday, November 13, 2006 at 08:15:24 PM PST

Happy Birthday Tony!
Heather | eyetechpd@yahoo.com | Fayetteville, NC
Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 06:02:38 AM PST

We appreciate all that you GREAT men have done. THANK YOU!!
Art Petit | Clarksville, TN
Saturday, November 11, 2006 at 06:20:25 PM PST

Always in my prayers Brothers
SFC Stephen McCarthy 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)  | sfhalo7th@yahoo.com | Baltimore MD
Friday, November 10, 2006 at 06:47:55 AM PST

Freedom is not free. until we meet again at Bragg!! 3/3 SFG(A)
Vincent L Burgan | vlburgan@aol>com | 1020 S. Knoll Ct Raleigh NC
Thursday, November 09, 2006 at 11:18:56 PM PST

Great Men of Corage they all were - and the sonnets (like the excerpt below from Lord Byron in Greece as a warrior hero still ring true - They have merely taken their deserved rest but we will not let them be forgotten nor the hallowed grounds they rest in ever be defiled! God Bless America and may their families find peace! Lord Byron was a hero in Greece and was deeply mourned there. His heart was buried in Greece and his body was sent to England where it was buried in the family vault near Newstead. He was denied burial in Westminster Abbey because of numerous controversies. Finally in 1969, 145 years after his death, a memorial was placed in the Poets’ Corner of Westminster Abbey, commemorating his poetry and accomplishments. Shortly after his arrival in Greece, Lord Byron had written these appropriate lines. "Seek out—less often sought than found— A soldier's grave—for thee the best Then look around, and choose thy ground, And take thy rest."
George W. "Sunny" Hewitt 5th, 7th, 1st - SOG/CCS-CCN Recon | sunnyuno@verizon.net | HST 23rd & D St. NW Wash, DC
Monday, November 06, 2006 at 09:08:15 AM PST

My brother's one year anniversary has just occurred. I spent the weekend at Arlington to be close with him. I also visited Tony Yost and Jeremy Chandler. I am glad my brother is surrounded by great warriors. It is his new home. I miss you and love you everyday, Jeff. Thanks you for giving me the strength to celebrate your life and make it through your anniversary.
Pamela Toczylowski | pamela.toczylowski@traderonline.com | Pittsburgh, PA USA
Monday, November 06, 2006 at 07:17:09 AM PST

You are all heroes. I couldn't be more honored and humbled by your service. It's people like you that make this country the greatest place in the world, ever. God Bless you and yours. You sacrificed yourself for the greater good. Hopefully, I will see you in heaven (and I will buy you a cold one).
Greg (3rd Infantry) | Crystal Lake, IL, USA
Thursday, November 02, 2006 at 02:09:03 AM PST

never have they asked for any thing, they gave all with out asking
ronnie richards///18 bravo/// | recondo1979ply@yahoo.com | cushing oklahoma/ iusa
Wednesday, November 01, 2006 at 09:51:47 PM PST

To the family of Ayman A. Taha: Thank you for your effort to right something very wrong in this world. Ayman was a remarkable guy...as all SF guys are. He gave from his heart and it was moving to read of his many abilities, offered so unselfishly. Thank you.
Patti Antin | Antinsong@comcast.net | Peabody, MA USA
Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 06:02:46 AM PST

God bless you all. America would not exist if the sf teams were not here to protect the fat and lazy!!!
corp mc | tmcnulty60302@peoplepc.com | oak park , ill
Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 12:41:50 AM PST

I know several of these men, Tony Yost... Ivica.... and I was an OCE at Mackall for Matt Kimmel in phase 2 and 4. He was the one who peer'd highest, carried the gun until we stopped him, and never complained. 2 generations of great SF soldiers. RIP brothers. Brad "you ain't right" Neill
Brad Neill | Greensboro, NC, USA
Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 08:51:05 PM PST

To Scott Dyer, you will be missed! I know its been awhile but I never forgot you. Take care, my friend and I'll see you on the other side.
SFC Andrew J. Reed | cobra12f@verizon.net | 5048 A Spanish Canyon, Ft. Irwin, CA 92310
Monday, October 16, 2006 at 07:14:18 PM PST

It was a very sad day for me last Thursday when I received an email from a very close friend of mine from Scott Dyer's team (ODA 384,3 SFG), notifying me of his death. I served with Scott during OIF 3 in Iraq. Being a trauma nurse there at the Combat Support Hospital, put me in the position to meet and take care of many of these brave warriors. Scott was a SUPER person, a great soldier and a loving husband, father, brother and son. I pray he is in a better place, and that he lives on in the memories of those who had the honor to know him and serve by his side. My condolensces to his family, and to his comrades in arms. Most Respectfully. CPT Amy P Jenkins
CPT Amy P Jenkins, RN, Evans Army Community Hospital Emergency Department, | amy.p.jenkins@us.army.mil | Ft Carson, Colorado
Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 01:18:28 PM PST

It has been YEARS since I have talked to Jodi Dyer, but there was a time when we were both young wives of 3rd Group ODA 346 STUDS. When the news came today, I couldn't breathe. I still can't. NOT SCOTTY! We will try to call you Jodi. Johnny and I would like to attend the Memorial if we can. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. We'll miss you Scotty! Love, Johnny and Mary Ann Logsdon
Mary Ann Logsdon | mary_ann_logsdon@yahoo.com | Laconia, New Hampshire
Friday, October 13, 2006 at 06:06:03 PM PST

God bless Scott/Jodi and family, He was an animal/friend and True Warrior. See you on the other side my friend. Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!" Isaiah 6:8 I FEAR NO MAN WHO HAS NOT WALKED THE PATH FOR FREEDOM (RLTW)
J Walker | jrwalker66@netzero.net | Sanford NC USA
Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 09:39:17 AM PST

God bless Scott Dyer a warrior to the end, you'll be sadly missed but never forgotten! Thank you for being a great friend.
Adam Monticelli | skinautique101@yahoo.com | Vanvouver, Wa, USA
Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 07:03:45 AM PST

I pray for the safekeeping of your souls in the lap of our heavenly father, may he bless your courage, wisdom used while in the duty for your country and thank you for your contribution in keeping our world safe. In memory.
Anja Gesell Dotson (civilian) | g.a.t.e.@web.de | Germany
Monday, October 09, 2006 at 04:00:48 PM PST

Today is Master Sgt.Anthony Yost birthday.He will always be in our hearts and souls forever.It was a privilege to know such a Great American Hero.Sue Couch
Sue Couch | jlcouch6500@aol.com | mt.morris,mi. usa
Monday, October 09, 2006 at 11:30:57 AM PST

Ivica Jerak was a dear friend. He was a very courageous man who believed in the mission. I am sorry I never got to have those beers with him after he was supposed to come back. I will miss him. I wish I could tell him that we will carry on the fight. I'll see you on the other side brother.
Sean Fontaine | xrayspecs@zensearch.com | SHAPE Belgium
Friday, October 06, 2006 at 01:10:44 PM PST

Stationed in Iraq myself for a spell during 2005-06. I had the honor of being part of the Honor Guard for Master Sgt. Joseph J. Andres, Jr. for his final flight home on Christmas Eve night 2005. I salute Sgt Andres and his fellow soldiers....the true heroes of our country. This moment above all has guided my life since. Though I never met Sgt Andres, I thank him for his sacrifice and for the freedom he helped provide to all, reguardless of nationality. God Bless You.
TSgt Scott Palmer 419th Fighter Sq. | spalmer@weber.k12.ut.us | 123 Country Club Dr, Ogden Utah 84405
Friday, October 06, 2006 at 11:16:42 AM PST

Served with HQ 5th SF GRP (ABN), DA NANG, Vietnam 1966, RECONDO School. My God Bless these Brave Men and their family members. I know the scariface. DE OPPRESSO LIBER
SFC (RET) Richard Hashman | Huntsville, AL
Wednesday, October 04, 2006 at 05:30:11 AM PST

To all my Brothers-in-arms that have passed on.  My heart felt thanks and I know you are still watching over your loved ones and this great country.
SFC JOE PORTALI (R) | JOSEPH.PORTALI@MED.VA.GOV | PO BOX 5 SOUTH ORANGE,NEW JESEEY 07079
Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 12:18:51 PM PST

Every time I sit to write something like this without someone looking over my shoulder or monitoring my mail, I feel a rush of gratitude for all veterans. From a veteran brother who I firmly believe is alive today because of your sacrifices . . . Rest well and God bless.
Cliff Prosser 284th MP Co., Long Binh, Vietnam '71 | cprosser6869@charter.net | Birmingham, Alabama USA
Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 08:25:45 AM PST

On the 09AUG06 I lost my son in Afghanstan M/Cpl Jeffrey Scott Walsh My condolences to all the families of our brave soldiers. God Bless
ben walsh retired rcmp canada | bwalsh4@sasktel.net | 99 matheson cres regina sask canada s4r5c3
Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 04:24:54 PM PST

Fallen in command and IN duty you are within our hearts Prayers from a strong brotherhoos 82nd hooha
steve phillips | esp5121@hotmail.com | Nm Det 513-A- 1/5 SFG (A) Fort campbell, KY USA
Friday, September 22, 2006 at 08:41:31 PM PST

My condolences to a true hero. Drive on SF. You lead the way Hooah!
Steven Ellery 2-5 Cav | Ft Hood, TX
Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 07:46:16 AM PST

My heart goes out to all the family members of these men lost. Their sacrifices will never be forgotten.
Kim Davis | army_sweetie_davis@hotmail.com | Avondale, Arizona *USA*
Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 09:08:12 PM PST

From the friends and family of Master Sarg.Anthony Yost-(ANDY).There isn't a day that goes by we don't think of him.We are so proud of him and all who served with him. We have a Family Website www.andy yost.com,and Master Sargent Anthony Yost.com.I am sure " CHIEF " would have wanted you to visit it. God Bless from Friends & Family of Tony Yost
Sue Couch | jlcouch6500@aol,com | Mt. Morris Michigan usa
Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 11:37:56 AM PST

I can still remember the feeling that I had when I stood at attention during my first company formation when everone had returned from a traning exercise in Thiland in 1999. At that time I knew that I was standing next to a breed of "MEN" that would not blink an eye to what ever obstacle they had in front of them. I remember one night during a ruck march from the drop zone back to the compound I was having a hard time making it all of the way back. Captain Guy Lamire came from the front of the company back to me taking up the rear to give me words of motivation to make it back to the compound then he disappered in to the dark night a "quiet professional". So today I say a prayer for all of you that wear the Special Forces tab. To those that are serving "God bless you and watch over you as you defend the freedom that all of us cherish", to all of you that have left us "God rest your soul heroes". De Oppresso Liber
Brad Berg 3d Special Forces Battalion/1st Special Forces Group (ABN) | Ice_bergb@yahoo.com | Belgrade, MT
Monday, September 11, 2006 at 11:06:24 AM PST

On this day 9/11/06 Dan Petithory's memory shines in the heart of his former Drill Sergeant. Rest in peace young warrior!
Drill SGT Riemer | sarge96@cox.net
Monday, September 11, 2006 at 08:58:41 AM PST

8th Marines, Retired. My thoughts and prayers are will all of the families who have lost loved ones. Find comfort in the fact that they dies for their country and that they are true patriots. God Bless all of our men and women in active duty and may they come home safe and soon. Respectfully, Dan Zawacki USMC Retired
Dan Zawacki | dzawacki@comstor.com | 295 Interlocken Parkway, Suite 100
Monday, September 11, 2006 at 08:35:10 AM PST

Seeing the names of guys I've worked with brings the conflicts closer to home. Tony Yost, Ivica Jerak, and of course Mike "Fergie" Ferguson, who had a child with his wife at the same time as my first, while we were in Co. Springs. I wish you all God's Speed in your path to a better place, and compassion for your families left behind. With all respect. Paul W. Crowl, USA Ret.
Paul Crowl 3/5SFG '87-'90, 2/10SFG '96-'99 | paulwc@hughes.net | Chickasha, OK
Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 10:47:43 PM PST

May the blessing of GOD be with you all. We pray for your souls. To Eric Caban, thank you for all you gave. We will never forget you. Forver in Our Hearts. Uncle Herb.
Herb Gonzalez | tutiherb@verizon.net | Hazlet, NJ USA
Friday, September 08, 2006 at 02:28:04 PM PST

MSG Tony Yost- I was lucky enough to have Tony as a cadre and a friend. He and Brent D. will always have a special play in my heart because they showed me what a Bravo should be. I got to spend alittle time with Tony and his wife just after the birth of thier baby he was a happy man. To a warrior past, all my respect and thoughts to his family.
William Deen | william.deen@us.army.mil | Iraq
Tuesday, September 05, 2006 at 07:19:18 AM PST

"ALL GAVE SOME AND SOME GAVE ALL" I came here to make sure my long lost friend is not on the list and i was shocked to see how many sf-soldiers have given their lives to protect others. But I also want to tell their family members:i feel for you and you shall not despair, one day, the ones that took your husband, father, brother, son,wife, sister, daughter, or mother away from you, will be taken to a place they do not wish to be. Revenge is not sweet but certain. Carry on!
Michelle,no unit | sunnyme1981@aol.com | Bruecken,Rheinland-pfalz,Germany
Sunday, September 03, 2006 at 02:34:19 PM PST

I want to thank all the men and women of the Special Forces and the military in general for the tremendous sacrifices that you've made on behalf of a grateful nation. My brother is with 4th I.D. 1-10 Cav. and I know all of you are doing a hell of a job. I'll be joining you all soon. Heroes Welcome The cause is just The loss a must Suffer still through blinding will Freedom rings from a rifle shell Acrid air within our lungs Breathing fire down by the tons And when this all is said and done To hell with them our own have won Will we go down Like heroes now? Our brethren blesses? The verdicts out Welcomed home with eager arms But what of those put down to harm? Left to lie beneath the Earth From Mother's womb to death in dirt Did they go beyond themselves For one more doll on one more shelf? Or was it simply something else? Some common good from lack of self We live our lives but once on Earth Yet eternal life for what it's worth Can't be bought with goods or gold But the values that each one of them hold... Jason Wolosonovich April 2004 Thank you all...
Jason Wolosonovich | wolosonovich@yahoo.com | 800 N. Smith Rd. Apt. 7B
Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at 09:41:50 AM PST

My brother was killed 42 weeks ago, and I wanted to wish him a Happy Birthday. He would have been 31 years old. I miss you and love you. I know I will see you again some day! And we will celebrate in true "TOZ" style. Love you, Pam
Pamela K. Toczylowski | pamela.toczylowski@traderonline.com | Pittsburgh, PA USA
Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 09:04:17 AM PST

Happy 31st Birthday, Jeff August 26th Love Mom.........
Mrs. Toz | Toczylowskipeg@aol.com | Ambler, Pa
Friday, August 25, 2006 at 06:49:47 PM PST

I am an Army nurse and I want to say that all of you are in my prayers and thoughts. I had the opportunity to meet several SF guys while deployed to Tallil air base near An Nasiryah March to June of 03. Those guys were amazing. I have also taken care of many soldiers at WRAMC and I feel so much for the families and soldiers. I hope no one forgets.
Lori Lawhorn CPT, AN | 4501 bennion road, silver spring, md 20906
Friday, August 25, 2006 at 06:34:03 PM PST

PETER TYCZ-Was that really you in my dream last night? I've never had a dream feel so real before so I believe that it was. I think so often of old times. You were always so much fun to be around, the life of the party but with so much love for the people you cared about. I am not surprised you turned into a wonderful husband & father. Your family is lucky to have you in their hearts always. Rest in peace my friend.
A friend | Tonawanda, NY
Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 10:06:08 AM PST

I can hardly believe that 4 years have gone by since your death, Chris. People always say that children are so resilient and our children are Gods living proof of that. I know that you watch over them and see how they have grown. They have become two extremely unique, outgoing, caring and happy little people with the best sense of humor!! Tanner will begin Kindergarten in just a few days and Taryn is going into 2nd grade. I hate that you won't be here to walk them to class the first day! They miss you so much that words could not possibly begin to express! I hope that I can make you proud by them. We talk everyday about the time you spent with them and all of the special things you would do while home with them. My heart aches each time they have to say to a friend, " my Daddy died, he's in Heaven". But, we are strong and we have each other! It is so difficult to imagine the rest of our lives without you, I miss you sooooooo......... "Take care of each other." That was the only thing you ask of them and they do exactly that. They are so close and Taryn shares all of her memories with Tanner. So much that they have become his own!We love you so much! I know that you are smiling as watch their lives each unfold. I still am so honored to have been your wife, to have shared a love so tremendous that nothing else compares. I am forever and will always be Your Dollbaby. I LOVE YOU TODAY, TOMORROW and FOREVER! YOU are ALWAYS in my HEART and FOREVER on my MIND! No matter how many years pass those thoughts and words will always be true. Forever Yours, Dollbaby You will always remain OUR HERO!!! We love you Daddy! XOXOXO Taryn & Tanner
Tabitha Speer | Pinehurst, NC 28374
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 08:29:46 PM PST

This goes out to all the team guys who have lost fallen brothers, "Eric Caban, 7th SFG" You and gone but not forgotten, I'll see all later when my time comes.
Kyle .L Bozard | kyle.lee.bozard@us.army.mil | Ft. Bragg, NC USA
Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 12:45:52 PM PST

May God Bless all the Military Familys that lost a member wheather they are still deployed or Resting In Peace. And to my cousin Eric Thank You! We Love you and cant wait to see to see you at the gates my brother Love You Cousin TJ and the Family!
Tomas Caban | freakenrican520@aol.com
Saturday, August 19, 2006 at 08:32:21 PM PST

may bles all ur forcmen u hv lost ur countrey shall fight and never lost thier battle 4 life
uwadiae | richey4life@yahoo.com | no-13 obasogie stt off 1st and second east circular road BENIN/CITY EDO STATE -NIGERIA
Monday, August 14, 2006 at 04:07:09 PM PST

Words can not express the sadness and loss I feel while viewing these outstanding fallen soldiers lives in a snapshot. I pray their familes find peace soon. My family and I wish to thank all service members for their sacrifice as we prosecute the GWOT.
William Schroeder | wcpatriot@comcast.net | Ft Washington, PA USA
Monday, August 14, 2006 at 08:42:39 AM PST

Mitch Lane and Pete Tycz...today, like so many days, you both are on our minds, missing you and all the great times we lived together! Most of the remaining "original" 365 members gathered at Chad's and we enjoyed remembering once again. We miss you guys and hope the best for your wives and all 7 of your girls!
ODA 365 | chbjunior@aol.com | fayetteville, nc
Monday, July 17, 2006 at 06:29:19 AM PST

I'm so glad I served with my Special Forces soldiers. They are all special human beings!
Joseph H. Posada, 1st SF Gp (ABN) | JPosada@Peoplepc.com | 1633 N. Arlington Pl. #1902, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 07:35:52 AM PST
I did not personally know SFC Christopher J. Speer, but I do know his wife Tabitha, and his two beautiful children, Taryn and Tanner. They are very special people, and it is a terrible thing that they lost someone so special. I see it in their faces, the love that they will always have for him. When listening to Tabitha talk about him one night, I felt his presence. I knew it was him looking over her, keeping her safe - her Guardian Angel. May God bless Tabitha, Taryn, and Tanner, and Chris' entire family! Thank you Chris, for making the ultimate sacrifice so that we may continue to live free. God Bless You.
Donna Seaford | dseaford32669@yahoo.com | Jackson Springs, NC, USA
Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at 08:04:54 AM PST
Thom, I will always cherish the time we spent together eating ice cream sandwiches and drinking coffee. Most importantly, I am thankful for the time we spent dreaming about the future and reading Richard Bach. May your days be filled with peace and acceptance. Rest well my friend.
Bill Lucas 1/112th PAARNG 1983-1989 | bill@illumineering.com | Bradford, PA
Monday, July 10, 2006 at 01:32:30 PM PST
My condolences to MSG Yost. tony and I first met at Assessment and then started 18E school together ayear later. I bolloed the first time in Code School. Brother Yost moved on. I bolloed out later on Crypto but Yost was still a good friend. He's one of those men that you never forget. I'm sorry I never ran into him again. It would have bene nice to see him in Iraq - a sI was there two years as a Security contractor. God Bless his family and all who read this page today.
Allen Lenth - SFQ Course 1993, 4th PSYOP Group | alenth@comcast.net | Plano, Texas
Sunday, July 09, 2006 at 05:26:59 PM PST

I have been trying to send my condolences to MSG Maholics Family but I thought I would post them on here to the loss of any soldier be it the loliest Privet or an operator to the families of our fallen Commrads I give my prayers that time may heal there wounds. and that they rember the good times with the fallen.... and to those still serving all over the world my prayers for a safe return.......Airborne Climb to Glory
Troy Babb Frm: 10th MTN DIV | troymbabb@yahoo.com | 4747B Weybridge RD E Columbus OH 43220
Saturday, July 08, 2006 at 09:19:57 PM PST

These brave souls died defending the rights of people like the bunch from Topeka, Kansas. They gave their lives so others can live theirs as they wish. Ironic these simple minded people are protesting those that gave them the right to protest. God be with You All. You and Your families are in My prayers
Ron S. Berry 101st Air Assault and U.S.C.G. | ronbo45auto@aol.com | Knoxville, TN
Thursday, July 06, 2006 at 01:54:53 PM PST

Tomorrow, I and many of my fellow veterans, and citizens of this great nation are traveling to Bradford PA to show our respect to the family of MSG Thomas Maholic, KIA on 24 June 2006 in Afghanistan, and laid to rest on 7 July 2006 in Bradford. Sadly the fanatic church group from Topeka KS will also be attending, as will the Patriot Guard Riders to shield the family from this church group. Only in America can sick individuals like the Westboro Baptist protest the Military Funeral of the very ones who provide them with the freedom to act out their sick protest. Thanks MSG for your dedication and service to America. May you find the eternal peace in death you tried to bring to this world in life. Craig Singer Vietnam 69.
Craig Singer Co A, 1/6th Inf 198th LIB | csinger@state.pa.us | Kersey, PA USA
Thursday, July 06, 2006 at 01:04:05 PM PST

In memory of Peter Tycz. You cross my mind at the strangest times. Its hard to believe we'll never croos paths again. My thoughts & prayers are with your wife & children always.
An old friend | Tonawanda, NY
Wednesday, July 05, 2006 at 04:46:44 PM PST

Nathan Chapman, your always in memories, If I know Nate he is making commo in Heavon now. To one of the best brothers and to one whom not only put his job first but his family as well; family was always in his stories, a great soldier and a great DAD :) Love you always! GOD Bless
George Sechler | george.sechler@usarmy.mil | Odenton,MD,USA
Monday, June 26, 2006 at 07:42:19 PM PST

Please add SFC Crabtree's picture. http://news.soc.mil/releases/06JUN/060610-01.html
Jesse Basher | jessebasher@yahoo.com | Riverbank, CA
Monday, June 26, 2006 at 12:27:51 PM PST


My heart felt thanks to the greatest men and women in the world (SOC). My warmest condolenses to the families that have to bear the tragic burden of loving and losing that person who loved their country and their families so much. God help and take care of them.
Jim Brunick | jbrunick@charter.net | 4125 Judith Way, Fort Worth, TX USA
Friday, June 23, 2006 at 09:10:57 AM PST


It's been 2 years since one of the best friends I've ever had, and a great mentor, died in Iraq. I won't say his name, because I think the way I remember him is about how we all remember those we've loved and lost. Sufice it to say, I miss him greatly, I see him in his sons, and I wish I could help the grief go away. Even so, he was a Special Forces soldier, and died doing what he loved. I don't grieve so much for him, but for what his sons and wife have lost and will miss.
Karl Halterman, retired from 10th, also served in 5th | kbar046@adelphia.net | Colorado Springs, CO USA
Friday, June 23, 2006 at 12:27:29 AM PST


God bless them All ,may they rest in peace.My sincere condolences to their families.I´m a retired Sergeant-Major off the Dutch Marines,i earned my Green Beret in ´81.Shortly after ,i had my first cross-training in Bad-Tölz Germany.After a couple off years we had again a cross-training in Bad-Tölz,now as an NCO from the Dutch Anti Terror Unit(BBE)with the guy´s from the Teams.There i met my buddy Doug ,he invited me into his house.Later when i was stationed as a guard in the Dutch Embassy in DC.I visited him and his family many times in Bragg.He is now stationed in the Pentagon .For the Teams out there :take care ,watch your back. All the Best.
Rob 't Lam | rita.knobe@freenet.de | Aachenerstraße 65 Übach-Palenberg 52531 Germany
Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at 04:03:28 AM PST


I want to thank the men and women of Special Operations who have given their lives and give thier time to serve this great country. I retired before this duty called but I applaud the soldiers who give thier time and if necessary lives for their country. God Bless you all.
Craig Barker 5th & 10th GP | California
Wednesday, June 07, 2006 at 09:31:42 PM PST


I came here to pay my respects. More than that has occured. I have come away with inspiration and motivation to do what I can to support the community. Thank you for all that you have done in life and for the example you have set with your "last full measure of devotion".
Jeff Beatty 1st SFOD-D | jeff@beattyforcongress.com | PO Box 1599, Harwich, MA 02645
Monday, June 05, 2006 at 04:06:03 PM PST


Thank you quiet pros. You never ask for recognition or look to be in the spot light. You are what this country needs. Many of you most likely know this statement "terrorism is the threat, we are the cure." That is the truth. No one can replace the fallen, but EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU will always be remembered by those who understand. For the spouses, children, and family of those who have lost a soldier, no condolences can replace the pain in your heart, please be proud of the men who were willing to serve their country, I know I am and am eternally grateful for their sacrifice. To the families, thank you and my heart aches for all you are going through.
spouse of SF soldier | United States of America
Sunday, June 04, 2006 at 05:28:32 PM PST


Please accept my deepest condolences to all of the SF community, especially the families, and team members of these fallen warriors. Thankyou for your service. It is not in vain.
Jonathan J Boldenow 10th SFG(ABN), MSG, Ret | jbarl@mtaonline.net | Palmer, Alaska
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 07:10:45 PM PST


My father served with the 7th SFG for three years in Vietnam. As a result I also served and earned those "silver wings" (82 Airborne). However I never had the chance to serve in the SF(Green Berets). I'm so deaply sadden and sorry for the lose of these men! They sereved their God, family (friends), country proudly! God speed my friends!
Michael J. Lombardi | Michael_J_Lombardi@TVRatings.com | 333 Bay Arbor Blvd. Oldsmar, FL. 34677
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 02:37:01 PM PST


My dear friends: I attended the SF Course at USAJFKSWCS in the late year of 1988.I'm still proud of having served with some of the best! I found this site and couldn't resist to send a simple word of deep condolences and support.SF is in my heart...God bless you all... João (Portuguese SOF)
João Alexandre (Tex) | teixeira.jag@mail.exercito.pt | Lisbon, Portugal
Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 07:47:15 AM PST


IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE THERE ARE SO MANY FALLEN BROTHERS.I DIDN'T REALIZE IT UNTIL I CAME UPON YOUR SITE. I HAVE SEEN SOME OF THESE PORTRAITS IN THE TEAMHOUSES I HAVE BEEN TO HERE IN IRAQ. JEREMY R WRIGHT WAS IN 2ND BN, 1ST GROUP WHEN HE PASSED IN AFGHANISTAN LAST YEAR. ALSO A FORMER TEAMMATE OF MINE, BEN COLGAN WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN IRAQ IN 2003. BEN HAD A SUCCESSFUL TOUR WITH USASOC SURVIVING MULTIPLE DEPLOYMENTS TO THE CENTCOM AOR. HE THEN ATTENDED AND COMPLETED OCS WHERE HE WAS COMMISIONED INTO THE CHEMICAL CORPS "GO FIGURE" RIGHT? BEN WAS KILLED IN ACTION DURING AN RPG ATTACK. HE LEFT BEHIND A WIFE AND SMALL CHILDREN. IF YOU COULD REMEMBER HIM HERE IN YOUR SITE IT WOULD MEAN ALOT TO ME AND THE PEOPLE THAT WORKED WITH AND REMEMBER AND MISS BEN. THANK YOU. BRENDAN
BRENDAN RAMROTH 3/1 SFG / 3/75TH | JUJOMEC375@MSN.COM | FORT LEWIS, WA
Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 11:20:19 AM PST


God bless all of my fallen comrades. Smile on my team.
Doug, 5th and 7th SFG | Fort Bragg, NC, US
Friday, May 19, 2006 at 02:39:59 PM PST


God Bless these men and all who served their country and unselfishly sacrificed their lives. God bless their familys. In a few weeks it will be Memorial Day and for so many the true representation of this day will be realized. Let us all remember that it is not just an extra day off of work or school nor just a day to party with friends. Let it be a day to reflect on the patriotic sacrifices and the acts of bravery and brotherhood displayed by so many who serve this nation for the cause of liberty. If not for the service of all brave men and women past and present, suppression would surely take the place of freedom. Anthony's family and friends will celebrate him this Memorial Day and every day that we recall his wonderful wit and gleaming smile. It is difficult to grasp the reality that he is one of the fallen heroes but he was a gallant warrior and we are so proud of him. He has given us a treasure trove of memories. We love him and will miss him forever and a day.
The Family of Anthony Yost | Millington Michigan US
Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 07:09:01 PM PST


thank you for giving yours so the rest of us didn't have to
Nick Harkreader | www.nickharkreader@yahoo.com | tahleqhah ,ok, usa
Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 05:19:47 PM PST


Master SARGENT Tony Yost killed Nov 19 2005 in Mosul.He was born in Hurley hospital Flint michigan .THE WRONG INFORMATION was put on the special forces web.He wasnt born in Oklahoma.He grew up and resided in MILLINGTON Michigan.He was stationed in Fort Bragg His family and friends in Michigan are proud of Tony (andy) Yost.The Country has suffered a great loss as well as his loved ones.Andy would want people to know where his home was. May he rest in peace now. Sue Couch
SUE COUCH | JLCOUCH6500@AOL | 6500ESTRELLE MT MORRIS MI
Monday, May 08, 2006 at 12:23:22 PM PST


I just wanted to thank all of the true warriors and heros that were always there to answer the call no matter what or when. GOD bless you all.. Let me leave all of you with a few words that mean everything.Alamighty GOD who art the author of liberty and the champion of the oppressed hear are prayers. It is the duty the honor and even the hand picked few that are chosen by GOD himself and given the overwhelming task. Few are chosen to the the hallowed ranks of the Special Opps soldier. I believe the good lord does this does this because he knows that those that are chosen trully understand that this is thier debts to those who depend upon them. Sincerly Gregory Mangrum Semper Fi, De Oppresso Liber, And Airbourne All The Way
Gregory A Mangrum | futurefirecom@sbcglobal.net | 2524 Winchester St Unit 15
Monday, May 01, 2006 at 11:46:51 PM PST


God is with all of our Fallen soldiers, they are brothers, fathers and heroes. intodays age let us not forget the ones who have given the ultimate sacrifice, because soon we will be their ourselves and dont want to be forgotten..love from my family and myself to all of these fallen soldiers.....God BLEss
scottyavalos---Sf Bl;ack ops | scottyavalos@yahoo.com | westminister,california,u.s.
Sunday, April 30, 2006 at 08:41:53 PM PST


I served with MSG. Hornbeck in Iraq with oda 092 (DOOM ON U) however I was with the 10th MTN. and the previous year I worked with several 5th and 10th SF units. I have to say though oda 092 was the best. 2 months before that I became an NCO. and honestly, despite all that we went through I believe it made me a better leader. Kelly especially had something to do with that. As well as chief howell, ventimiglia, Shanahan, and of course Sully. I will not forget you guy's and wherever you are now. GODSPEED!
sgt. joshua r. reno | renojosh21 | 1049 valley dr. n.w. canton o.h. u.s.
Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 03:24:44 AM PST


A tribute to these Special Forces Soldiers: I once read there are two kinds of people in this world. Those who watch and those who are watched. One group envies the other for the things that the others do, that they would not, or could not. They are weak and they believe it. There is more to this world than we know and will ever know. Putting stock in that; that's faith. Putting faith in each other; that's brotherhood. There is nothing better than being able to count on a brother. Knowing that there are such things that are so great that they are worth dying for. But dying isn't the ultimate sacrifice; Faith is. Because everything begins with faith, and for a few lucky few it ends with faith as well. Faith in honor, faith in brotherhood and friendship, faith in country, and finally faith in God. Special forces soldiers on the field of battle fight not for a flag, but for each other. The greatest of SF soldiers fight even for the ungrateful; for the people who silently watch and envy those who do what they could not. So pity not the SF soldier who fought on the field of battle. Pity the person who did not, because that person never knew faith; that person never knew brotherhood, honor and country. Our hearts are with you and your family. THANK YOU!!!
J.M. Porras | porrasj@bliss.army.mil | Bldg 1004 Band Ave, Fort Bliss, Texas U.S.A.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 11:10:52 AM PST


guided by pssitive reasonning
lududic | lududiic@yahoo.com
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 02:33:00 AM PST


no hay nada peor que perder a alguien querido,mas a un camarada de armas,con el que uno esta a diario,y saber que esa persona lucha tanto por su familia y por el amigo que esta a su lado,con el que combate,y que despues de ese combate no poderse tomar la tradicional cerveza antes de llegar a casa. asi que en donde esten desde la tierra y especialmente desde chile,quiero brindar por ustedes. asi que salud CAMARADAS. y mis mas sinceras condolencias a sus familias.
victor ( armada de chile) | machacas2@hotmail.com | viña del mar , chile
Wednesday, April 05, 2006 at 10:20:22 AM PST


My heart is heavy over the death of SFC Chris Robinson, one of America's true heroes. I join countless numbers who weep over his passing, but I also want to thank him and so many others like Chris who have stood tall and given the ultimate sacrifice. This country and this world are better for having Chris, even for such a short period. May God eternally bless Chris and his family and EVERY member of the U.S. military.
Mike Fleming | mikefleming@600wrec.com | Memphis, TN, Shelby County
Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 08:41:58 AM PST


My deepest condolences to the family and friends of SFC Chris Robinson, 20th SFG. Having known Chris for many years and served with Chris on several operations my only solace in his death is knowing that he was doing what he loved. Chris was a man's man and a soldiers's soldier and he always relished the oportunity to do his job and utilize his SF skills. I have spent the last couple of days looking at old video of him on missions we served together and a piece of my heart has been torn out. I will make sure people do not forget you and your service and sacrifice. You have not died in vain. God Bless you and yours Chris. SFC Randy "MAC" McKee
SFC Randal "MAC" McKee | cyazman@aol.com | Memphis, TN
Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 06:24:38 AM PST


As a french airborne officer and a member of the Airborne & Special operations world community : I want here to testify my deep compassion for our American friends ,from SFGs or not, who served with honor gallantry in the war against terrorism and gave their lives to their country. America can be proud to be served by such brave. Their sacrifice will not fade away, because we will remember them. Almighty God will keep'em in his Holy guard. With kind regards, Airborne All The Way !
Foulques B. de LAGRANGE | foulques.de-lagrange@club-internet.fr | 91540 Mennecy- FRANCE
Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 06:58:21 AM PST


To the Family of SGT Ayman Taha My thoughts and prayers are with you.
SGT Kevin Rayan USACAPOC <kevin.rayan@us.army.mil>
Baghdad, Iraq - Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 01:37:13 (PST)


SFC Chad Gonsalves, it is so hard to say goodbye but I know you were doing what you loved, you gave your life defending people like me, people that you loved. I will hold your memory close and never forget who you are. I will tell everyone that I meet what a brave soldier you are. You are alive in my heart & in the hearts of all of us that love you. I understand now what you tried to tell me, I will live life to its fullest I promise! You touched my heart, you touched my soul. Goodbye my friend. I will hold your hand in mine forever. Thank you my friend for giving the ultimate price so that I can be safe. You are loved and respected greatly you should be proud of how you are remembered. You are a badass, 7th Group soldier & always will be. As you move on remember me, watch over me. I love you my friend. Goodbye my friend I will see you again.
CMcMaster <cmcmaster01@msn.com>
Fayettville, NC USA - Friday, March 10, 2006 at 19:06:19 (PST)


God Bless each and everyone of the fine men and women that proudly serve our country. My deepest sympathies to the families of the fallen heroes. My God cradle them in his loving hands.
Jim Grimes <jegrimes@comcast.net>
Jacksonville, FL USA - Thursday, March 09, 2006 at 20:16:06 (PST)


Thank God for Special Forces and President Kennedy's recognition of them. May all my departed Comrades rest in peace. 
Leon W. Bowlin 5th Special Forces
Tulsa, OK USA - Tuesday, March 07, 2006 at 20:55:12 (PST)


Nha Trang 64/65 Charlie Sparks didn't make it back, god bless him and the men above. We flew into SF camps with ammo & supplies can't forget about bud & miller beer. I'm proud to have served in the 5th.
Mike Manz 5th SFG <manzsr@hotmail.com>
Cincinnati, OH USA - Monday, March 06, 2006 at 17:12:50 (PST)


It's such a terrible loss when we lose someone we love. I don't know any of these great men who sacrificed their lives for us or their families, but I feel very close to them in a special way because my husband is in Special Forces too. I can understand the emotions that families feel when their loved ones have to leave and not knowing if they'd ever come home again. I just wanted to say that God is with these men and their families. Have hope in knowing that one day you will be reunited with them once again. Keep supporting our troops and their families too and know that we will never forget the ultimate sacrifice your loved ones gave for us all. De Oppresso Liber!
Daboll/7th Special Forces <keithlisadaboll@yahoo.com>
Fort Bragg, NC USA - Monday, March 06, 2006 at 08:20:26 (PST)


Jeff, Ryan has taken charge and is doing a pretty good job. We all miss you around here and hope things are going well for you on your new mission. Jeff I always wonder if I could of stopped you from leaving the bird that night?? I wish I could have! got to meet mom and dad and your sister, they are great people. take care C-41 .....Jay
Jay Swan C-1-10 SFG ODA 034 <sitfly36@aol.com>
Boeblingen, Germany - Monday, March 06, 2006 at 04:41:40 (PST)


In Memory, Gone but never forgotten.. Lt. Col Malcolm K. Rhine USA (Ret) Deputy Commander 5th. Special Forces Group (ABN) MACV/SOG Bien Hoa, Republic Of Vietnam 67-68 10th. Grp, 7th. Grp,
John Rhine <John@MedicalHR.net>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Thursday, February 23, 2006 at 18:41:58 (PST)


God bless SGT Sweeney and SGT. Wood, some of the bravest guys I have ever known. I was attached to the 20th SFG in 00 and 01' and they really were very cool guys. Thank you from the former frogman "CandyMan"....
SFC Candi O Belle USAR <candi.o.belle@us.army.mil>
Roswell, GA USA - Sunday, February 19, 2006 at 08:04:46 (PST)


I would like to thank all of the soldiers listed above and below for answering the call of duty. I hope that they are never forgotten for the sacrifices that they have made, even though that there are a few who can understand them. I would also like to thank their family for knowing and growing with them. They have given their contribution and so much more. Steve
1/3 SFG, 2-35INF <www.lazysleeper6@yahoo.com>
Wahiawa, HI USA - Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 22:56:35 (PST)


To Tony: Thank you for being the teacher you were. You effected an entire generation of bravos in such a positive manner. As a fellow bushman, I can say that your loss will never be filled. God bless. Pat
Pat 3/3 SFG 391
Ft Bragg, NC USA - Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 22:34:45 (PST)


God Bless you all. " Airborne" WO1 Bobby Taylor
WO1 Robert M Taylor II <robert.mtaylor@us.army.mil>
Ft. Drum, NY USA - Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 08:16:50 (PST)


Andy, my cousin for which I am so proud. We grew up together as brother and sister. Andy was the most loyal man I have ever known. He was loyal to his family (mother, dad, brothers, sisters, aunt, uncles, cousins.) Most of all he was loyal to his wife, children and COUNTRY. He dedicated his life to the military. Yet, never leaving his family behind. Even though most of his life was spent traveling around the world, he always made sure he kept a home for his family near whichever base he was stationed. If it were only hours or days that he would be at base, he wanted them close so he could see them. We never knew when the phone was going to ring. I can still hear his voice on the other end of phone saying,"guess what sis? I am coming home." It was never I am coming to visit, he always said I am coming home. It is hard to believe we will never hear that phone ring again. Andy e-mailed and called us several times from Iraq. He had a message to America and I feel it was important to him that his message be known. I can't speak for Andy but he can speak for himself. These are some of the e-mails he sent me days before he was killed in Mosul. I hope it gives comfort to the family as it has given comfort to me, knowing he didn't die in vain, he ACCOMPLISHED THE ULTIMATE MISSION...FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY! This world is not Andy's home nor is it ours. Our home is with Jesus and Andy is there waiting for us. I Love You Brother! Your Sis, Dana From: APACHEHD To: Dsw101863 Cc: Bcc: Subject: Wassup! Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 04:14:44 -0500 Hey! How are you guys? Great I hope. You can mention my name to anyone in the family and I TRUST you guys. The problem here is some of these assholes Soldiers and (CNN,BBC etc,etc)over here have passed stuff to the media/Local news papers via e-mails. People passing bogus WAR storys, Pictures and attrocities committed by soldiers in the field. All towards the Anti-War movement and as I have told you none of the POSITIVE we have done. I should write a frigin book at all the times throughout my 19 years that this BS has gone on.......Anyways I will get off my soap box and of course I will share my TRUE stories with you. I will call Eddie this weekend........I love and Miss you Guys........ANDY Wassup Dana! How goes the campaign trail? Busy I bet. How has everyone been? I have not heard from your brother in a long while. Busy hunting I bet. The election referendum is finally over here, hardly any violence. If this thing passes we will see a surge in Violence and we will continue to hunt these assholes. We are definently making a difference here in Mosul as far as the security and training of the Iraqis. Unlike all the NEGATIVE stuff CNN, NBC,CBS, ABC puts out to the american people. Yeah people get killed, but they forget this is a F**king WAR and people die, more bad guys of course.....hehe. I will get off my soapbox. I just get irritated at people saying WHY ARE YOU IN IRAQ! I VOLUNTEERED as I have in all the past shithole wartorn countrys I have been to. Well here is my Address again, but you really do not have to send anything....I love and miss you guys.........PEACE.........ANDY...ps Tell your Bro, sister and everyone else HEY! MSG Anthony Yost FOB COURAGE C/O AOB-380/ODA-381 TASK FORCE FREEDOM APO AE 09334
Dana Whitehead <dsw101863@aol.com>
Mt. Morris, MI USA - Friday, February 17, 2006 at 10:26:19 (PST)


My thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of AYMAN TAHA. I've known him for quite some time now and he was a good soldier. I am currently not at my home station so it was only as of yesterday that I even heard of his death. Also my gratitude for their service to all those who have died and condolences to their families
Joe <martig2002@yahoo.com>
not in US, USA - Thursday, February 09, 2006 at 09:18:01 (PST)


I would like to thank the entire SF Community and all of the wonderful people who have supported us through this most painful time in our lives. The loss of my husband, MSG Tony Yost, has devastated us tremendously. He was a warrior until the end...as he would have wanted it to be. To my husband, the love of my life and most wonderful man and father I could have ever wanted, I love you today, yesterday and always.
Joann Yost <yostaj@earthlink.net>
Raeford, NC USA - Saturday, February 04, 2006 at 18:11:38 (PST)


To all my brothers you will not be forgotten. For you have paid the ultimate sacrifice in guarding your country and your brothers. To all their families my heart and prayers go out to you.
J.B. 1st
USA - Wednesday, February 01, 2006 at 03:58:42 (PST)


Nathan Chapman would have been my uncle. I married his niece on November 6, 2005. I never had the chance to meet him, but I hope I can live up to his standards.
PFC Craig Pargeter 1MLG <cassandrafrederick@msn.com>
Camp Pendleton, CA USA - Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 11:49:15 (PST)


I would like to take the opertunity to say thank you for all you guys have gave some my son can live in a free world so far i served with 3rd group and you guts are the best people and fighters my condolences to all that have gave their lives so i can have mine in freedum god bless
Roger.Goldberg Cco 3/144 INF. <justinroger3@aol.com>
Boyton Beach, Fl. USA - Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 09:22:48 (PST)


If you enjoy the freedom you have everyday in which you are free to come and go as you please you should say a prayer of thanks to all military personnel that have given their life without regards to their own safety God Bless them all and their families sacrifice too!If you won't foght and die for freedom and protection of your family you do not deserve it!
W.R. Harris <desert1cop@yahoo.com>
USA - Saturday, January 21, 2006 at 22:02:21 (PST)


On behalf of Special Forces Association,Chapter 54, the LTC Wm F. Buckley Memorial Chapter, I extend our gratitude and thanks to all our Special Forces Soldiers for their service and sacrifices to our great nation. De Oppresso Liber
Bill Blankenburg, SFA, Chapter 54 <dbb.1@juno.com>
Ayer, MA USA - Saturday, January 21, 2006 at 11:42:01 (PST)


One of the greatest honors and pleasures I have had in the service of my country was supporting the warriors of the SF community while attached to the SOCEUR/SOCCE in Kosovo. My heart felt condolences and grattitude to the family's and operators of SF.
BU1(EOD/AW/PJ) Kelly Davis, EODMU-10, FT. Story, USNR <kellyeod@gmail.com>
Virginia Beach, VA USA - Friday, January 20, 2006 at 13:27:59 (PST)


Thanks to those who gave the supreme sacrfice that we may continue to live in peace. We pray for all of our brothers and sisters who lay their life on the line each and everyday, May God Bless you all. A fellow soldier
Don Bulger 29th Sig Bn <dcbulger@atlanticbb.net>
Cumberland, Md. USA - Friday, January 20, 2006 at 03:54:58 (PST)


Volunteers, everyone. They volunteered and sacrificed so much and worked so hard to earn the right to be placed in the most dangerous places to carry out the hardest missions to liberate the oppressed and protect the rest of us. I am in awe of them all -- those who served before, those who are serving now and those presently in training -- and so greatful for their service. God bless them and their families, especially the families of those whose faces adorn this page.
Allen Glendenning
Great Bend, KS USA - Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 19:22:25 (PST)


I'm trying to locate some information on a friend of mine who served with the 3rd Special Forces. My name is Edward "Kip" Johnson, and I'm trying to find out about a fellow Officer I served with at Ft Campbell Ky. I read that Geoffrey Sherill was killed in an Helicopter Accident in Feb of 96. I'm just trying to find out if this is true. We went through Officer Basic at Ft Sam Houston in 1979 and earned the EFMB together at Ft Campbell in 1981. He was a very good friend of mine, and I want to know if this is fact so I can bring some closure to this. Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Edward W. Johnson III
Edward Johnson <Kip5i@aol.com>
Baltimore, Md USA - Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 10:56:33 (PST)


As the widow of a Vietnam veteran and the mother of a S.F. soldier who served with Sgt. 1st Class James Oschner, I offer my deepest sympathy to his family and pray for the safe return of all who give so much to keep us safe.
Patricia M. Wolf <rosie1959@comcast.net>
Sparks, MD USA - Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at 06:53:57 (PST)


To all the men and women, boys and girls who have fought and died for this country, you and your families have paid the ultimate sacrifice and I personally thank you. Today people still don’t get it, they still spend their days complaining instead of being thankful. I have two girls they are 6 and 10, every night we pray and every night in every prayer we ask God to keep our soldiers safe as they attempt to keep us safe. Thank you, and ill see you when I see you
Hon. Richard A. Ochsner Ret USAF Sgt <ochsner@comcast.net>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Monday, January 16, 2006 at 07:08:13 (PST)


Ivica Jerak and I went to Basic Training at Fort Knox, medical Specialist training at Fort Sam Houston, than to airborne school together. We served in 690th Medical Company together following airborne school. We were two of the 26 EFMB winners at the EFMB competition of 1991 on Benning. He was 7 or so years older than me, he was my big brother and got me motivated more than once. We served in Operation Desert Shield together and Desert Storm. When we returned, I went to Drill Sergeant School and always wondered where my friend would end up. I found him here today, and I cried. Almost two years ago I had a news station chasing him down. They were looking for a reunion story, they never got one. He was a true human being, who cared for us all. A great medic, and a great friend. He has and will always be remembered as a fond influence in my life.
Dennis Kyne 690th MED, 91st INF <dockyne1@yahoo.com>
san jose, ca USA - Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 14:09:24 (PST)


MSG Tony Yost Do not stand at my grave and weep… I am not there, I do not sleep. I am thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awake and the mornings hush, I am the swift uplifting rush… of quite bird’s encircling flight, I am the soft star-shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry… I am not there… I did not die…
JRS <jrs1965yahoo.com>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 09:33:30 (PST)


His family ( Joann,Cheyenne,Anthony,Donovan,Jay Donahue,Team Mates of the past and the Special Forces community) loss is great and I am sorry. My loss is as real and pains me as much as anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Tony. We call people friends yet in our proffession we have only a few true friends and he is and was one I can call that. I mourne our loss yet honor his sacrifice and will miss him deep inside my hardened heart. Another day, Another time Bro.
SFC BRENT DELAGARZA, 1st/1st SFG(A) <BRENT.DELAGARZA@OKINAWA.ARMY.MIL>
USA - Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at 07:09:51 (PST)


To Jeff Davis, Thanks for all the good times. You are the best NCO I have ever worked for or could ever work for. It has taken me many years to come to grips with your death. Thank you, James Fales
James Fales, 1st SFG, 96th CAB, 1st ID <James.fales@us.army.mil>
Raymore, MO USA - Monday, January 09, 2006 at 21:29:39 (PST)


To the family of SSG Matt Kimmell, Not a day passes that Matt is not thought about. Every day we pray for the Kimmell family, and thank the Lord for the chance to have met Matt. Thank you to Matt and his family for showing us the meaning of love and courage. Matt will never be forgoten!
Wives of 581
Clarksville, TN USA - Sunday, January 08, 2006 at 21:47:17 (PST)


My husband is at Ft. Bragg now in-processing for his tour of Afghanistan. He will be stationed at Camp Vance with the 3rd SFG (ABN). My condolences go out to those families who lost loved ones, you are in my prayers.
Arleen Oliver <sbreh23@gmail.com>
Rochester, NY USA - Saturday, January 07, 2006 at 23:51:56 (PST)


I served with the 10th SFG I was blessed through my 23 years career that I was only injured 3 times but I am still alive. My deep condolences to families and friends for the ones who did not came back home. I went through each and everyone stories and tears came all over me. God bless every one and try to give thanks for every day that we live in this world. Life can be very short. E.A.
Eddie Ayala 10th SFG Retired <eddieayala@netzero.net>
Atlanta, GA USA - Thursday, January 05, 2006 at 08:26:55 (PST)


My thanks to all the families and friends of those SF operators who all went to meet God many before their time.May their memories never be forgotten.
Sgt Tim Crabb <Flash-218@webtv.net>
USA - Wednesday, January 04, 2006 at 07:55:58 (PST)


Each day I'm so grateful that our Nation is protected by such brave men and women of all Branches of the Armed Service to include the Special Forces community. We will never forget those who made the Supreme Sacrific in defense of freedom. Nor will we forget their families. They are The Best, Second To None, All The Way Everyday. We salute our Brothers and Sisters who Rest in Eternal Peace. On with the Mission of Protecting Our Homeland and the Free World. Never Forget Pearl Harbor and September 11th and July 7th.
GREG BENNETT 81st SPS <Bbafk9@aol.com>
Westbury, NY USA - Sunday, January 01, 2006 at 16:19:59 (PST)


God Bless All Our Brothers In Arms, And To All Our Brothers Who Have Gone On Ahead, We Will Continue The Fight!!!Drive On!!!
D.FARR 1STBN 5THSFG(A)
ERIE, PA USA - Friday, December 30, 2005 at 23:26:00 (PST)


I recently received e-mail about the death of "TOZ". To his family and friends I am deeply sorry for the loss of a fine and TRUE AMERICAN. All the men and women in the armed services are TRUE AMERICANS. I was a teenager when the Vietnam War was going on. I did breath a sigh of relief when it ended and my boyfriend did not have to go. He would have proudly, but I guess deep down I felt selfish and didn't want him to go. Scared i guess. I know that "THANK YOU" is not said enough to "our" service people. I would like to take this opportunity to say "THANK YOU" not just for this conflict but for all that have come before. Also to those families who have lost men and women you're special people in your own way. You have given the biggest gift to all mankind. Your Sons, Daughters, or other family members. THANK YOU ALL!!!:)
A Proud American
New Holland, OH USA - Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at 18:37:02 (PST)


My thoughts and prayers go out the family of Rob Mogensen, rob was a great man and my best friend.
Nathan Horvatich 3rd group <nathanhorvatich@yahoo.com>
hope mills, nc USA - Monday, December 26, 2005 at 06:22:57 (PST)


Merry Christmas brothers!
Mark Thibeau 2/7 & 3/7 SFG(A) <mark.thibeau@us.army.mil>
Bogota, Colombia - Sunday, December 25, 2005 at 16:01:46 (PST)


You are the best of the best. You are why America is great. You are the strongest. You are the most intelligent. You gave all and a nation is grateful. See ya'll in Heaven.
Mark Lawley 8th ID1970-1972...101st Airborne 1972-1976 <mark.lawley@utiliquest.com>
douglasville, GA USA - Sunday, December 25, 2005 at 15:51:15 (PST)


Citizens of America owe a debt to all who sacrificed their own lives. I went through the SF memorial today and read all names and read most of the bios. I'm convinced that America has sacrificed her best sons in this war on terror. Thanks for the sacrifices to the families of those left behind and also to those willing and who continue to serve.
Dave Porter <roadking@horizonview.net>
Frankfort, Ohio USA - Sunday, December 25, 2005 at 07:38:45 (PST)


I would like to wish a Merry X-mas to all our brothers that are not here with us today, We miss you. I just spent a week in FT Lewis at the Menton day and witnessed the Wreath Laying Cermony at the wall on the 1st GRP compound. I was moved to say the least. I am proud to have served in the same unit as all of you and wish your families all the best this holiday season.
SFC Van Rickley, Richard A. ODA 134, C 1/1 SFG <richard.vanrickley@us.army.mil>
okinawa, japn - Saturday, December 24, 2005 at 15:39:48 (PST)


My brothers, I will never forget your sacrafice. May God bless you and your entire extended family . . . always. Maj. Ray L. Towle, (Ret.) USA SOF Units: 6th, 5th, 19th, 20th, & 10th SFGs. Plus USN SEAL Team II.
Maj. Ray L. Towle, (Ret.) 6th, 5th, 19th, 20th, & 10th SFGs. <rtowle@numail.org>
Sharpsburg, GA USA - Saturday, December 24, 2005 at 10:46:02 (PST)


Our brothers, where ever they may be, we will never forget you. In the meantime we have another operation, and we will not fail you.
B-55 <mikeforce@prodigy.net>
USA - Friday, December 23, 2005 at 12:38:27 (PST)


I am getting reday to hopefully enter the elite SOF communinty. I have studied and trained so hard that i hope that i can carry on the tradition and overall mission against terrorism that these heros have given their lives for. I hope by me joining the special forces that i can honor them and taking their place in the fight against terrorism. GOD BLESS AMERICAS ELITE WARRIORS AND THEIR FAMILIES AND EVERYONE WHO FIGHTS AGAINST THE EVIL THAT HAS CORRUPTED THE WORLD!
1844th tc co <Jeffreybugger@yahoo.com>
Quincy, IL USA - Thursday, December 22, 2005 at 20:58:52 (PST)


Like so many of my brothers I chose not to discuss my activities in Vietnam. It was a job and we did it. When I see a site like this one dedicated to the loss of such precious heros I feel inadequate to even comment. I'm here. They will always be in our hearts. God Bless those left behind and Merry Christmas.
george worthy <worthy_ent@sbcglobal.net>
gonzales, ca USA - Thursday, December 22, 2005 at 08:24:30 (PST)


Thanks for your service to your country.
Michael Glasson 5th SFG <hmg4717@charter.net>
Clarksville, Tn USA - Sunday, December 18, 2005 at 15:11:48 (PST)


A DIFFERENT CHRISTMAS POEM > >The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, >I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight. My wife was asleep, her >head on my chest, >My daughter beside me, angelic in rest. > >Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white, transforming the yard to a >winter delight. The sparkling lights in the tree I believe, >completed the magic that was Christmas Eve. > >My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep, >Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep. In perfect contentment, or so >it would seem, >So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream. > >The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near, >But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear. Perhaps just a cough, I didn't >quite know, >Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow. > >My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear, >And I crept to the door just to see who was near. Standing out in the cold >and the dark of the night, >a lone figure stood, his face weary and tight. > >A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old, Perhaps a Marine, huddled here >in the cold. Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled, >standing watch over me, and my wife and my child. > >"What are you doing?" I asked without fear, >"Come in this moment, it's freezing out here! Put down your pack, brush >the snow from your sleeve, >You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!" > >For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift, >Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts.. To the window that danced >with a warm fire's light. Then he sighed and he said "Its really all >right, >I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night." > >"It's my duty to stand at the front of the line, >That separates you from the darkest of times. No one had to ask or beg or >implore me, >I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me. > >My Gramps died at 'Pearl on a day in December," >Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers." >My dad stood his watch in the jungles of 'Nam', >And now it is my turn and so, here I am. > >I've not seen my own son in more than a while, >But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile. >Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag, >The red, white, and blue... an American flag. > >"I can live through the cold and the being alone, >Away from my family, my house and my home. >I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet, >I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat. > >I can carry the weight of killing another, >Or lay down my life with my sister and brother.. Who stand at the front >against any and all, >To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall." > >"So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright, >Your family is waiting and I'll be all right." > >"But isn't there something I can do, at the least, >Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast? >It seems all too little for all that you've done, >For being away from your wife and your son." > >Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret, >"Just tell us you love us, and never forget. To fight for our rights back >at home while we're gone, >To stand your own watch, no matter how long. > >For when we come home, either standing or dead, >To know you remember we fought and we bled. Is payment enough, and with >that we will trust, >That we mattered to you as you mattered to us."
10 SFG <TheBurgs5@aol.com>
USA - Friday, December 16, 2005 at 16:12:24 (PST)


Christmas is a time to remember, to give freely to others, and be thankful for what we have. Were it not for you who gave everything, we would not be able to celebrate the meaning of Christmas. Though you are not here in this space and time, I know you are there. May God give you all the love, happiness, joy, and peace you so much deserve. May His angels cloak you in His warmth. "Thank you" my brothers. Merry Christmas! Owen and Joan O'Neill.
Owen O'Neill, 7SFG, 1961-62 <ooneill@tcim.com>
Westmont, NJ USA - Friday, December 16, 2005 at 12:12:12 (PST)


13 of these dedicated heroes were my friends. I Went through the course with them, Served with them or trained them sometimes both. All the men here are a great loss to our Nation, our Regiment and especially Family and friends. I will not forget anyone of their sacrifices.
Anthony Musa 10th SFG, 3rd SFG, Trng GRP <amusa@nc.rr.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 18:29:12 (PST)


I work with any soldiers of "C" Company 7° Group in 1997, 1999 and 2001, in my country. and I think that Special Forces men they are together to God drinking bears. Hu-ya!!! for them.
Principal fabian infante G.EO.F. <danzaconlobos300wm@hotmail.com>
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 08:52:00 (PST)


I want to first give a huge "thank you" to those who are still preserving our way of life. And thank you to my former brothers in arms for watching my back, you know who you are....."de oppresso liber"
Michael Garza <garzam@mchsi.com>
Huntsville, al USA - Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 13:17:50 (PST)


I was the nurse that worked on Brett when he came into the CSH I worked at in Mosul, Iraq. Although I took care of many people/soldiers during my year tour, his case sticks out in my mind, EVERYDAY. My condolences to his family and friends for your loss. Please know that it all effected us very badly that day, to lose him. I am sorry...May his memory live on in your hearts forever. Very Respectfully, Amy P Jenkins, 1LT, AN
1LT Amy Jenkins <traumanurse05@yahoo.com>
Ft Carson , CO USA - Sunday, December 11, 2005 at 20:27:09 (PST)


Not a day goes by that I don't think about my former comrades-in-arms serving in harm's way around the world. Our sincere condolences to the families of those killed while serving our nation. Brad & Lidia Vereen
Brad Vereen, Service Detachment, Support Company, 1-10 SFG(A) (1991-1994) <paratrooper@comcast.net>
Pleasanton, CA USA - Sunday, December 11, 2005 at 14:46:53 (PST)


Jim, Jeff, Stacey, Tony, Paulie, Mitch, Pete, Gene I knew all of you and am honored to have fought along with all of you. As a Third Grouper I know we fight for what is right and maintain our mission and never abandon what others have worked so hard to accomplish. I miss you guys. This goes for all our fallen fighters and SF.
Matt
USA - Sunday, December 11, 2005 at 12:16:14 (PST)


I'll miss you fergie to few irishmen left
james wheeler <Jwheeler@carrollcc.edu>
Westminster, md USA - Saturday, December 10, 2005 at 10:46:18 (PST)


You will not be forgotten. Thank You For your service. Q Don't Let The memory Of Them Drift Away www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Q Madp <q.madp@ourwarheroes.net>
PORTLAND, OR USA - Saturday, December 10, 2005 at 08:36:44 (PST)


Today, at approximately 1300 hours, we will celebrate the life of our son, S/SGT Jeffrey R. Starling, who was killed in a helo crash, with 6 of his brothers, off the coast of California, Point Loma.
Family of S/SGT Jeffrey R. Starling <marine1@stardevil.com>
South Daytona, Fl USA - Friday, December 09, 2005 at 08:37:39 (PST)


To the family of MSG Richard Ferguson. I knew Ferg many years ago in Bad Toelz, Germany (1986). He was an awesome individual with an incredible sense of humor. A distinct pleasure and honor to call him a friend. He will be missed despite the many years past. I am sorry for your loss. Brad Baldwin
James Baldwin 10th SFG(A) Bad Toelz <james.baldwin@hqda.army.mil>
Alexandria, USA - Thursday, December 08, 2005 at 10:54:26 (PST)


Just wanted to let the Petitory Family know he is lost but never forgotten greatest man i ever met while in Afghanistan and i learned so much at a young age from him He will be missed
SSG Garrett N M Det 513 A-1/5th SFG(A) <Garrettnm@hotmail.com>
Fort Campbell, KY USA - Wednesday, December 07, 2005 at 16:31:02 (PST)


I just want the families of SSG Matt Kimmell, and SGT Jason Palmerton to know my heartfelt appologies go out to them both. I went through training with both of them at Ft. Bragg, and was proud to call each of them my friend. Matt was one of the hardest working guys Ive ever met giving his all at all times. Jason was my closest friend, and the funniest guy I've ever met. He made friends with everyone, with his great sense of humor, and his untiring work ethic. Both of my brothers will be missed dearly.
Sgt. Geoffrey Moore
Ft Bragg, NC USA - Tuesday, December 06, 2005 at 18:26:22 (PST)


As a Canadian, it grieves me deeply that the murderer of Sgt. 1st Class Christopher J. Speer was born in my country. May God bless America, and hold those of you who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us, in the palm of His hand. We are filled with gratitude, and will never forget your service.
Geoff Wilson (Non-vet member "First Special Service Force Assoc.") <gdw312@shaw.ca>
St. Albert, AB Canada - Sunday, December 04, 2005 at 20:46:35 (PST)


THANKS TO GOD FIRST AND THEN TO ALL THESE BRAVE SOLDIERS,I CAN SLEEP BETTER AT NIGHT WHILE THEY FIGHT AND PROTECT ME,MY WIFE AND CHILDREN,AMERICA AND THE REST OF THE FREE WORLD AND I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO APPRECIATE THE SAME TO OUR GREAT ALLIES AND CONDOLENCES TO THEIR FAMILY AND COUNTRY ALSO! GOD BLESS THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES "GOD BLESS AMERICA" SINCERELY,DAVID MATOS SOUTH ORLANDO(MEADOWWOODS)ORANGE COUNTY,FLORIDA 32824-6220 "U.S.A."
army veteran david matos
ORLANDO, FL USA - Saturday, December 03, 2005 at 08:54:12 (PST)


THANKS TO GOD FIRST AND THEN TO ALL THESE BRAVE SOLDIERS,I CAN SLEEP BETTER AT NIGHT WHILE THEY FIGHT AND PROTECT ME,MY WIFE AND CHILDREN,AMERICA AND THE REST OF THE FREE WORLD AND I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO APPRECIATE THE SAME TO OUR GREAT ALLIES AND CONDOLENCES TO THEIR FAMILY AND COUNTRY ALSO! GOD BLESS THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES "GOD BLESS AMERICA" SINCERELY,DAVID MATOS SOUTH ORLANDO(MEADOWWOODS)ORANGE COUNTY,FLORIDA 32824-6220 "U.S.A."
army veteran david matos
ORLANDO, FL USA - Saturday, December 03, 2005 at 08:54:03 (PST)


THANKS TO GOD FIRST AND THEN TO ALL THESE BRAVE SOLDIERS,I CAN SLEEP BETTER AT NIGHT WHILE THEY FIGHT AND PROTECT ME,MY WIFE AND CHILDREN,AMERICA AND THE REST OF THE FREE WORLD AND I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO APPRECIATE THE SAME TO OUR GREAT ALLIES AND CONDOLENCES TO THEIR FAMILY AND COUNTRY ALSO! GOD BLESS THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES "GOD BLESS AMERICA" SINCERELY,DAVID MATOS SOUTH ORLANDO(MEADOWWOODS)ORANGE COUNTY,FLORIDA 32824-6220 "U.S.A."
army veteran david matos
ORLANDO, FL USA - Saturday, December 03, 2005 at 08:53:43 (PST)


I am the son of a special forces soldier who worked with tony yost at the weapons commitee.I was lucky enough to meet tony and spend a week with him on the range.Thanks for teaching me about the 106.You were an outstanding soldier and incredible teacher.
shane <sugarshanesteelers@yahoo.com>
SIMI VALLEY, CA USA - Friday, December 02, 2005 at 21:54:57 (PST)


Tony Yost: the only Russian speaking American Indian in the U.S. Army! (If you were in San Vito in '95, you'd know what I mean!) Never met a man who knew so much about guns, Harleys, and big guns. We worked together in Doboj for nearly 6 months on 046 during which he made an attempt to put muscle on my scronny ass, but to no avail-I just couldn't keep up with you Tony. You'll be missed.
Vinny Holland-Retired <vbholland@hotmail.com>
Fairfax, va USA - Friday, December 02, 2005 at 16:48:35 (PST)


To Jimbo's family - my condolences - was in the same convoy as Jim when his vehcile struck a mine - I know he will be missed by all who worked with him - especially his team mates and ASF.
John Hackett <john.hackett@us.army.mil>
Lwara, Afghanistan - Thursday, December 01, 2005 at 00:42:41 (PST)


This is to the families and survivors of two great Army friends of mine. I had the great honor of going on several exercises to ROK with Mark Jackson and Obie Kolath. Mark, the quintessential "Quiet Man" was a professional to the core. Obi was always with a great attitude at all times. I even had a bit of time around Nate when I taught CAS procedures when I first showed up at 1SFG. Wow!, what a great time I had when I worked around all these great folks. Hail to all you! Nate, Mark and Obi, may you rest in peace my friends. Rob Kerr
SMSgt Rob Kerr, 1ASOG/1SFG(A) <robert.kerr@aztucs.ang.af.mil>
Tucson, Az USA - Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 20:44:11 (PST)


I am the mother of an SF soldier's wife. I have seen the many sacrifices their family & other soldiers' family make. We have been blessed to have my son-in-law return to us each time he has been deployed. My family not only prays for him daily, but for all those who continue the fight for freedom throughout the world. May those who have given their all accept as a small comfort my gratitude & others for their courage & sacrifice. You are our nation's heroes!!! May God bless!
Donna H. Jones <ncdjones@bellsouth.net>
Apex, NC USA - Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 10:53:27 (PST)


God Bless SFC Jim Ochsner. I had the honor of serving alongside silent professionals operating in Afghanistan from April'03 to Feb'04. Jimbo Khan distinguished himself as a warrior, a leader, a trainer and most importantly to me - a friend. Many Americans don't understand and lack the ability to comprehend the sacrifice that it takes to be a soldier, many soldiers lack the ability to understand the sacrifice made by SFC Ochsner and his fallen comrades. I will say a prayer for your family, a prayer for your brothers, and a prayer for you my friend. God Bless America and those who are called to defend Her....
SSG Paul Cobb, C/1-75 RGR 412th CA(SO) <p6486c@lvmpd.com>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 21:05:30 (PST)


Andy(Anthony Yost)I will miss you and am so proud of the sacrifices that you made for us, and to all the solidiers the solidiers that have given theres lifes for Americas freedom. Words do not begin to say how greatfull I am for keeping us free in safe. God Bless the ones who have given there lifes for this country and also the ones who continue to keep us safe.
doniellle jackson <legacymanager@comcast.net>
mt morris, mi USA - Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 19:01:13 (PST)


God Bless the men who gave all for freedom. God Bless their courageous and dedicated families and friends. Heros have lived among us...and more are created every day. In their honor, God Bless.
Jessica 3d SFG(A) and USASOC <jessicalrabbit@yahoo.com>
Fort Bragg, NC USA - Monday, November 28, 2005 at 12:22:47 (PST)


This is a belated condolence to Fergi, my former team daddy, may you rest in peace my friend. My prayers also go out to Tony's family as I shared many a laugh with him arguing about Harley's in the mountains of Colorado.
MAJ Phillips 2/10 SFG(A)
USA - Friday, November 25, 2005 at 14:32:47 (PST)


I would like to take this time to thank all these brave men and their family for their sacrifice and dedication to this country. I lost my Father this year, who was with the 5th, 7th, and 8th Special Forces. This was the first Thanksgiving with out him, but we left an empty place at the head of the table with his beret on it. We prayed for all our troops serving around the world, and for all of you who lost a loved one. God Bless you all.
J.R. Sanchez <kilrk9@pdq.net>
Houston, TX USA - Friday, November 25, 2005 at 12:35:55 (PST)


Since the days of my discharge following the '68 Tet, our family's prayers have been with all who serve and sacrifice their time away from home and family. With two sons serving in either Afgan., or Iraq, our prayers go to each of them, their unit and to those brave men who will forever be with us in memory. I can only pray for peace to the families that have joined that most difficult group of Gold Star families. Words alone cannot give you the peace you so deserve. God bless each of you for giving this country such a sacrifice.
David Howard, (US Navy) <tok500@yahoo.com>
McKinney, TX USA - Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 17:44:43 (PST)


Since the days of my discharge following the '68 Tet, our family's prayers have been with all who serve and sacrifice their time away from home and family. With two sons serving in either Afgan., or Iraq, our prayers go to each of them, their unit and to those brave men who will forever be with us in memory. I can only pray for peace to the families that have joined that most difficult group of Gold Star families. Words alone cannot give you the peace you so deserve. God bless each of you for giving this country such a sacrifice.
David Howard, (US Navy) <tok500@yahoo.com>
McKinney, TX USA - Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 17:43:53 (PST)


I would like to thank all that have served, are serving, gave their all to this great country of ours. Q Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Q Madp <q.madp@ourwarheroes.net>
Portland, OR USA - Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 13:25:19 (PST)


Jeff....You are sorely missed by all. I know all your comrades, friends, and family are all better people having you as part of their lives. You made "The Forge" a lot of fun, and I know that the "Herd" is deeply saddened in the loss of one of its own. I do wish I could hear that laugh, and see you smile one more time. This really brings all of us in the Military down to earth, and makes us realize how fragile life is. God Bless you Toz. No one could ever thank you enough for the sacrifice you have given for this country. You were right in your email. You answered the call, and we sent you. None of us will ever forget you, and we will fight on with you in our hearts.
Zahmy <feelgoodandready@yahoo.com>
Sembawang, Singapore - Saturday, November 19, 2005 at 18:21:42 (PST)


Dear Lord, There's a young man or woman far from home, Called to serve their nation in a time of war; Sent to defend our freedom on some distant foreign shore. We pray You keep them safe, We pray You keep them strong, We pray You send them safely home, For they've been gone so long. Bless those who await their safe return, Bless those who mourn the lost, Bless those who serve this country so well, No matter what the cost. -author unknown
Grateful American
USA - Friday, November 18, 2005 at 13:25:45 (PST)


Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of SFC Ochsner. Thank you for your sacrifice and God be with you in the trying times ahead. Godspeed the brave men and women whom we are missing this holiday season. To all who have gone before us, you are deeply loved and sorely missed. De Oppresso Liber!
2/3 SFG(A) Wife
Ft Bragg, NC USA - Friday, November 18, 2005 at 12:44:51 (PST)


To all these brave warriors.My wife and I thank them for allowing us to enjoy the FREEDOM that we do.May God bless all of you and hold you in his hands and let you rest.
Joe & Frankie Jewett <jjjewett50@aol.com>
Allen, Tx USA - Friday, November 18, 2005 at 11:19:47 (PST)


Jerak to your family and friends God Bless them and may God protect them and comfort there spirits as well thank you for being a friend while in 1/10th.
madrid.l <us army.mil>
USA - Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 07:18:30 (PST)


My deepest condolences to all the Families of these brave Man.My Husband Sgm Grover C. Gray Jr.died on July 22.04 We miss him so much.
Herta Gray <herta0447@aol.com>
Chesapeake, Va USA - Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 16:46:37 (PST)


Jeff, thanks for making us laugh. Thanks for being a good friend and officer. Even in our sadness over your death, we cannot help but smile at our memories of you.
CPT Matt and Sandy Hardman, formerly 2-505 <matthew.hardman@us.army.mi>
Washington, D.C. USA - Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 07:14:29 (PST)


Our condolences to the family of Victor Cervantes and all who have made the supreme sacrifice in this GWOT. Victor was a teammate serving with the brother of one of our tactical team members. His loss is felt deeply by all of us. I hope that all still serving come home safe, once the job is done.
Bret McFarland Lancaster County (Pa. ) SERT and 1st FAST USMC <Mkopfjager@yahoo.com>
Lancaster, Pa USA - Sunday, November 13, 2005 at 22:21:43 (PST)


Dear Vic On your birthday we want you to know how much you are missed by all whose lives you touched. A deep emptiness has been left in our heart and in our lives. You will always be remembered as a true American Hero. Happy 28th Birthday Love Mom, Dad, and Liz
Elizabeth Cervantes
Stockton, CA USA - Sunday, November 13, 2005 at 20:42:46 (PST)


God bless all of you survivors. My name is David. I was a Commo Sgt on SFOD A-716. Not when all of these difficult times were going on. This was back in the 70"s and at that time there wasn't much going on. We remained "honed" and were ready to go. As a survivor of a "SPECIAL FORCES CASUALTY" it is important to remember that YOUR soldier choose to be the very best god damn soldier in the world.A GREEN BERET. My reason for writing this tonight is because I came across the name of Brain "Cody" Prosser. I remember this name as one of the first.. Brian I wish I could have met you. MRS PROSSER I HOPE YOUR DOING O.K.
David Butler <dlb0752@hotmail.com>
Menlo Park, Ca USA - Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 18:34:06 (PST)


I grew up with Mike in Clifton NJ. We were Boyscouts together and from the moment I met him knew he was going to be a friend for life. Only I didn't expect life to end that quickly for him... Mike was a true soldier, a warrior at heart yet very compasionate man. A humble example of the finest product of this country. I was fortunate enough to have known Mike and been influence by him. My life is better now having known him. To his comrades-in-arms, God speed. Accomplish your mission and get back to your families as quickly as you can. They all miss and love you. And when you're home - hug and love them as much as you can because you never know when it will be the last. God's blessing to you all...
Lenny Santiago-Civilian <len_santiago@yahoo.com>
Daytona Beach, FL USA - Friday, November 11, 2005 at 20:29:38 (PST)


I grew up with Mike in Clifton NJ. We were Boyscouts together and from the moment I met him knew he was going to be a fiend for life. Only I didn't expect life to end that quickly for him... Mike was a true soldier, a warrior at heart yet very compasionate man. A humble example of the finest product of this country. I was fortunate enough to have known Mike and been influence by him. My life is better now having known him. To his comrades-in-arms, God speed. Accomplish your mission and get back to your families as quickly as you can. They all miss and love you. And when you're home - hug and love them as much as you can because you never know when it will be the last. God's blessing to you all...
Lenny Santiago-Civilian <len_santiago@yahoo.com>
Daytona Beach, FL USA - Friday, November 11, 2005 at 20:28:12 (PST)


Expresso as minhas condolências pela morte destes bravos soldados. Para serem membros das SF, têm que ser uns GRANDES HOMENS, por isso, aqui expresso a minha homenagem a estes soldados desconhecidos. Que a morte deles não tenha sido em vão, que aquilo que eles procuravam (e por que lutavam) todos nós encontremos em breve - A Paz no Mundo.
Hugo <htcomilao@hotmail.com>
Braga, Portugal - Friday, November 11, 2005 at 16:14:06 (PST)


This is my eulogy to TOZ. God Bless you. Distinguished guests, dear friends, and men of 1-10, thank you for attending this ceremony to celebrate Jeff Toczylowski’s life. Let me first start by saying that I don’t deal with loss very well. This may seem odd to those of you who know how many cell phones and wallets that I’ve lost in the past 3 months. So please bear with me as I get through this. From the pamphlet in your hands and the story boards you can glean some background information about TOZ for those of you who weren’t fortunate enough to know him as well as so many of us did. I will try to fill in the gaps and tell you about the guy that so many of us called friend. He was born on August 26th 1975 in Pennsylvania to Phillip and the Incredible Peggy Toczylowski. Raised in a tight family, his decisions to attend Valley Forge, join the army, and finally join the Special Forces, reflected, I believe, a desire to stay in close-knit communities that might have some way mirrored his family dynamic. He volunteered for the challenging training that’s meant to make warriors of men including Airborne, the Q Course, and SFARTAETC because he knew it would place him in a unique, tightly knit community with the best soldiers in the world like the Zane Heavner’s, the Kevin Koch’s, and the Chris Keiths. Aside from training, he spent his entire military career in Germany with troops. When we would talk together about the next step, always foremost in his mind was how he could prolong what we had now and stay within the community. I find it such an honor, dreadful though it may be, to eulogize my friend. So when I was thinking about how to approach writing this I looked around everywhere for thoughts and guidance. Ironically, I took Jeff’s lead and found that a letter to our friend, like the one penned by Jeff to Chris in July, was the most fitting. And, just so you know that great minds think alike, Ryan, our friend and fellow team leader in Iraq took the same approach. I’ll read his letter first. Jeff, Hey bro, be on your guard because the next time I see you I’m gonna punch you square in your puffy face. Not your fault, but you got a fresh one coming anyway. We’re all gathered here to share stories about you and remember, in our own ways, the guy that made us smile countless times. First, let’s get through the work business. Logan’s award has been resubmitted and Chad’s warrant packet is in getting finalized, no issues there. About the little inconsequential stuff, I went to your house and the gas is back on; Chad moved your bike to his garage and Kelly even found it in the kindness of her heart to clean that damned peat bog out of the back of your truck despite high risk of amoebic dysentery. No need to thank her she says, because you’d do the same for her and we all echo that. I’ve been keeping in touch with your family and they’re doing well. Chris Sabo from 3/10 is taking good care of them. Your mom, as always, is the lead conductor of the Toczylowski philharmonic. I talked to her yesterday. She starting to wonder if your request for a “ traditional Irish Wake” was meant to shock everyone or just keep her busy in preparation. Well, she’s staying busy and that’s helping her through the rough times. Good call. You created quite a stir with your final letter, and now everybody thinks that you were always so well prepared. Don’t worry those of us that knew you best know differently. We got it out to everyone we could and it hit the newsstands immediately. Surprisingly, the journalists were tasteful in their interpretation of your intent. I owe that to the fact that you never minced words. Now the world, and not only your friends, knows the selfless extent of your service and that you died doing what you loved and believed. I’ve been getting emails and phone calls incessantly for the last 5 days now. Beyond the initial expressions of shock and disbelief, everybody wants to talk about all the fun times you had together. But, in doing so, I can reasonably say that we blew off your demand not to cry. Kelly, Makenzie, and Ashton are staying strong, and if Chris checks his email then you’ll see Makenzie’s letter. I promise I won’t let them down, but they still need Chris and you to look in on them from time to time. I think the remaining horsemen, Me, Matty and Ryan, are taking this the worst as we decide how to fill the huge, bulbous vacuum, figurative and literal, that you created. Who’s going to make us crack up, and Major Laske cringe, during our weekly training meetings? Who’s going to ride point from here to Heidelberg and back? Ryan sure as hell won’t. He couldn’t navigate his was out off the kaserne and even then, he’d have to ask his team sergeant, Brian Berkebile for permission. Although I wouldn’t have told you this a month ago, you had an amazing ability to bring perspective to and make light of any situation no matter how stressful. And the surprising acts of kindness, out of the blue, like mix cd’s, matches, baby shoes, monkey bread, seven-day dip, and lip-gloss when you least expected it. Those acts brought you so close to all of us. And I think those are what we miss most about you. Who’s going to be there to make us laugh at the end of the day? That was a tough question, and I thought about it for a while before it hit me like one of Ryan’s blinding flashes of the obvious. You will. Everyone has enough “TOZ” stories to sustain them because the memories that we created were timeless. Alright, I’ll leave you with that. I don’t want your ego to suffocate the congregation. Some of the guys are going back to Valley Forge and Arlington to see you off and pay their respects to your family. We’d all be there, but you know more than anybody that there’s still work to be done. I ask that you watch over our families and us while we do what you were willing to sacrifice everything for and that which you loved so much. I’ll see you later buddy, Your friend, John
J. Gianelloni 1-10SFG <gianellonij@aol.com>
APO, AE USA - Friday, November 11, 2005 at 08:13:51 (PST)


I often wondered what I would say if I had the opportunity to speak with one of our heroes serving in this war. I have met and talked with some individuals but did not seem to be able to express just what it means to me what they have done and continue to do for us who are safe at home becuase of there bravery. So I would like to take this opportunity to let you know, all who have given there lives, all who have lost a loved one, all who continue to serve our country and may read this comment. Thank You!! Thank you for giving all of yourself so that people like myself and my family can go on living a normal life and continue giving our children all the opportunities the world has to offer. Your bravery is amazing! I will continue to pray and reflect daily on all the men and women involved in the fight for freedom. Every day I live my life on this earth I will be thankful for that which you have given me. God Bless all of you and know that we think the world of you. For you are the true heroes of this day. Every last one of you!
Patrick Beissel <patrick@diversityleaders.net>
Phila, PA USA - Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 14:22:54 (PST)


There is not much i can say. but thank you for giving your life to save mine and my family and grandkids.. well brothers and sisters you gave your life to save me and my family. i did serve in the vietnam war time but stayed state sides and became a police officer in hartford,conn. i fought the battle here as my brothers fought in the jungle, lost alot of friends in the service and police dept.as christ stated "no person can show the love for another person who give his life for another" you did. i feel for your family and loved ones. but without you on watch we all would be in alot of trouble. when your in the line on judgement day at the end of time i am certian god will pick you for ever lasting life. rest in peace my brothers , and thank you for laying down your life for me, i was willing to do the same when you were little,but lucked out.. thomas j.murphy wethersfield conn. 
THOMAS J MURPHY spc.4 u.s.army 76th div. p.o.detectice 3 grade hartfrord police dept. retired 27 years of service........<murfthesurf1@earthlink.net>
wethersfield, conn USA - Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 09:50:23 (PST)


My memory of Jeff will always be that one big smile. Wherever you are, keep smiling. My thoughts are with you.
Helena Persson <helenamargaretha@hotmail.com>
Stuttgart, Germany - Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 03:32:56 (PST)


Obediah Kolath (Obi) and I were in B co together...Obi was then...and will forever be...a great man...Rest in peace...
SSG James Hollingsworth <nous_defions@hotmail.com>
Rochester, NY USA - Wednesday, November 09, 2005 at 18:36:35 (PST)


With deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Captain Jeffrey Toczylowski. Thank you Captain for being such a wonderful friend to Master Sgt Chris Keith. You will both be remembered and cherished always.
Kristy Poole <KristyLPoole@juno.com>
Duncan, SC USA - Wednesday, November 09, 2005 at 07:50:24 (PST)


Jeff was a wonderful person that spread his laughter and sense of humor with everyone he encountered. He will be missed dearly and his spirit will live on. Thanks Jeff for helping me reach one of my most important goals in life, I'm glad you were a part of it!!
Siouxsie Foley <siouxsie.foley@us.army.mil>
Stuttgart, Germany - Tuesday, November 08, 2005 at 21:56:13 (PST)


Jeff was a good man! He help in the funeral of my uncle which I was named after Master Sergeant Christopher James Keith. He spoke at his funeraland done a very good job. You don't know how much that meant to me. Jeff and my uncle were really good friends. My uncle was in Jeff group, my uncle died June 27,2005.Thats how I met Jeff. Many will miss him.
Christopher Martin <www.cryssmartin@aol.com>
Greer, SC USA - Tuesday, November 08, 2005 at 17:47:59 (PST)


My deepest condolences to the family of CPT Jeff Toczylowski. I served with him at SOCEUR in 2000, where he was often referred to as "Toz." He was a great man and served his country with pride. God bless you... CPT Earl Barron
Earl Barron HSC 1-10th SFG 96-00 <willard.barron@us.army.mil>
Ft Benning, ga USA - Tuesday, November 08, 2005 at 13:31:54 (PST)


To the family of CPT Toczylowski I can only offer my deepest condolences. I knew him from my plebe year at Valley Forge Military Academy (where I am now employed). He was a solid guy, respected by those that he led. The company that I am in charge of will memorialize him with a shadow box in our center alcove and we will list his name in our book of remembrance. CPT T, may God speed your way, and save me a spot in the assembly area on the big drop-zone in the sky, CPT RICH BARBATO
CPT RICHARD BARBATO formerly of 3rd BN, 325th AIR, 82nd ABN
Wayne, PA USA - Tuesday, November 08, 2005 at 10:17:27 (PST)


"Toz" was one of my young LTs before he joined SF. He was a brother to me and loved dearly by my wife and I. My family grieve for his family and charish the memories we have....God speed Toz...I love and miss you, Glenn
Glenn <glenn.schmick@arifjan.arcent.army.mil>
Ft Polk, LA USA - Tuesday, November 08, 2005 at 00:48:35 (PST)


My deepest sympthies and regards and prayers go out to the family of Jeffrey P. "Toz" Toczylowski. I met him on a European trip to visit a friend in his unit. I had so much fun getting to know him and spending time with him. He was so silly and easy to be around. Thank you for your service, Toz, you are loved and missed very much. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Erin <erkasmi@hotmail.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Monday, November 07, 2005 at 11:00:10 (PST)


Thank you to you and your families for your sacrifice. The world does appreciate the Yanks!
Pieter Burger ex-I Parachute Batallion RSA
USA - Sunday, November 06, 2005 at 19:51:19 (PST)


I am wishing peace . To the families, accept my sympathy
Kingsley <nonyking2002@yahoo.com>
Abakpa, Enugu Nigeria - Saturday, November 05, 2005 at 14:51:44 (PST)


The sacrifice of these wonderful soldiers will never be forgotten. Love and Peace to the family of them all. Bless you
Steve Good
Seattle, WA USA - Friday, November 04, 2005 at 22:18:50 (PST)


Condolences to the family of MSGT Ivica Jerak, He was from near Zadar, Croatia. A true hero, he gave his life for those oppressed. All of Your native Croatia keeps You in mind. Počivao U Miru.
Miro Cmrk <mccmrk@yahoo.com>
Zadar, Croatia - Thursday, November 03, 2005 at 08:06:45 (PST)


My deepest condolences to the families of these brave heroes. May they rest in eternal peace for they have given their lives for a noble cause. De Opresso Liber. The World misses You.
M. Jarak
Zagreb, Croatia - Thursday, November 03, 2005 at 07:56:11 (PST)


In regard to Capt. Charles D. Robinson, I attended Haddon Heights High School with his mother Janet Anderson Robinson, and heard about the sad loss from our 40th reunion booklet. I have tried to send condolences to Janet and do not have a current address, so if anyone sees this message, I hope it will be forwarded to her. I did not know her son, but Janet and I were "bus mates" for our four years of high school, and we reconnected at the 30th reunion. As Janet travels so much in her missionary work, we have lost touch again. I just wanted to send her my sympathies. Chris Agnew Wilson
Christine Agnew Wilson <tcwilson@wamego.net>
Wamego, KS USA - Thursday, November 03, 2005 at 07:34:30 (PST)


Obie, I have no words to express my sadness. I always thought we would see one another again. You will never be forgotten, nor will our time together. Renate
Renate Rain <renaterain@aol.com>
Puyallup, WA USA - Wednesday, November 02, 2005 at 21:22:47 (PST)


I am here to honor my great friend SFC Allen C. Johnson (July 5, 1973 to April 26, 2005). He deffinately is my HEREO!!!! He died in Afghanistan, fighting for our freedom and our Country, that he loved so much. He loved being in the Special Forces. I remember when he first told me that he got accepted into the Special Forces group. He was very stoked and excited. He was looking forward to his new challenge that was set before him. He was a person that just lit up the room when he came through the door. Everyone that spent time with him just enjoyed him and his personality. We will all greatly miss you Allen. May you watch over your fellow men and woman of the United States Militarty wherever they are..and your friends and family. Godspeed my great friend :).
Chasity Lewis
Red Bluff, Ca USA - Wednesday, November 02, 2005 at 17:32:22 (PST)


Hey PoPo I Love you!!!!!!!!!! I wish you were here to see me grow!! I rode the train this summer with mawmaw June, she misses you sooooooooo much. My mommy does too. I know I'm too little to understand everything now but one day I know I'll know the truth to why you had to go and leave us all.Maybe pawpaw missed you and wanted to see you. I know if you were here things would be a lot different than before Jesus took you home. You would have seen things after a little while. Kind of like reading a book and finding out it was not at all about what you thought it was.I know I'll see you one day soon. This war is just the beginning of the end. Mawmaw tells me I have some big shoes to grow into if I want to be like you.Every chance I get I'll hug and kiss mawmaw June for you.And by the way I closed that book you started reading, it's definitely not at all what it appears to be on the cover. Imagine that PoPo. I LOVE YOU!
Hunter <HUNTER GENE ARDEN>
FL. USA - Monday, October 31, 2005 at 07:01:56 (PST)


To all my airbrone bros rest in peace. you did your job. we see you when the lord calls us all home. you all we not be forgotton. airbrone all the way.
Jackson Rod 101 Airbrone <b1482st@yahoo.com>
Fresno, CA USA - Monday, October 31, 2005 at 06:07:11 (PST)


Hello all, Like I mentioned earlier, my name is Michael Tillman. I am in Oklahoma and everyday I see on the news the contributions of our soldiers to improve life all over the world. I just wanted to let you guys know that you are in the hearts and minds of those who cannot serve but would like to. You guys are an inspiration to my family, my friends and myself. It really rubs me the wrong way when I hear of protesters at the funerals of our service men and women who laid down their lives in order for them to have that freedom to protest in the first place. I just wanted to let everyone know that all of you are loved and prayed for everyday. Come home safe and always watch yourself.. Michael Tillman
Michael Tillman <tblaqboi30@aol.com>
Oklahoma City, Ok USA - Sunday, October 30, 2005 at 11:02:55 (PST)


I'm a new private to the SF group (98G SOT A) and I would like to thank all of the families of those who have fallen for serving the country the way they did only hope that I could half the good they did. Thankyou.
PFC Joseph H. Byrd, 2-20th SFG(A) Support Company <joseph.h.byrd@us.army.mil>
Jackson, MS USA - Saturday, October 29, 2005 at 23:12:49 (PDT)


I was blessed to serve with the best that America has to offer in 7SFGA, 5SFGA, SOCKOR. May God bless those you serve now and have those who paid the ultimate sacrifice...brothers you have a special place in heaven.
mark 7th, 5th, sockor <manders8@tampabay.rr.com>
valrico, fl USA - Friday, October 28, 2005 at 19:44:08 (PDT)


You are all great Americans; and America thanks you and your families for your sacrifice. Losing a team mate is like losing a brother whom you've known and loved all your life. Be well, be safe my brothers. We shall meet again!!!
Owen O'Neill
Westmont, NJ USA - Friday, October 28, 2005 at 12:21:15 (PDT)


My sincere condolences to the family of Gary Harper. I was deeply saddened yesterday to hear the news of his passing. Gary was my team's medic in Robin Sage. He was always a great teammate and friend, he will be missed.
SFC Dan Crabtree 19th SFG(A) <dan.crabtree@us.army.mil>
Columbus, OH USA - Thursday, October 27, 2005 at 19:59:55 (PDT)


How do you post a picture. Our friend doesn't have a picture posted.
Melissa <Themuellerclan@aol.com>
USA - Thursday, October 27, 2005 at 19:13:44 (PDT)


I want to say sorry for the loss of such great men. How thankful I am that we have such individuals. No greater love than someone lay down their life for their fellow men. My brother was one of the first in Afghanistan with SF. He knew those who were killed by friendly fire. He speaks of them with great admiration. A lot of SF guys are doing more tours that the was in Vietnam, so remember them in your prayers. Write them, and go see them at the VA or other hospitals. These men are sacrifing so much for you and I, and others. There are some things worse than death. Everyone on my brothers team has gone through a divorce. My brother came back to find his wife cheating with someone else- she got custody of the six kids. He has been medically released- he has athiritus in everyone of his spinal vertibra. Also he has leaking and buldging disc's in his back. He is in pain 24 hours a day. Also he has to take medication that will not allow him to have nightmares while sleeping. Sorry to ramble, but I want you to know just "some" of the sacrifices these men give for their country and others. Their motto is-To free the oppressed.
Brian <jkpblp@emstar2.net>
Forest Grove , OR USA - Thursday, October 27, 2005 at 14:00:52 (PDT)


I DON PASS HERE GUYS
MUGUUU <MUGUUU@YAHOO.COM>
LOME, TOGO TOGO - Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 02:19:37 (PDT)


God bless my fallen brothers. SGT Brannon Ellis - You always had my back boss. SSG Paul Mardis - I'll never forget your attitude. I don't think there was anything that could've brought you down. MAJ Paul Syverson III - You were the best leader any man could ever ask for I was proud to serve as your companies generator expert while in Bagdhad. You all are missed.
Stuart Francart Fromer D.Co 3/5th <Stuart_francart@yahoo.com>
Silver Lake, WI USA - Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 02:05:26 (PDT)


I just wanted to give all my blessing to the familes that lost a loved one, I know it's hard and the lord will be with you all the time. I know it's tuff, my husband is in the 7th group and he's been gone more than home, and it's frustrating, but the only thing we can do is pray and stick together. All my blessing go out to you all:)
Trishia Carroll <my_baby_is_a_green_beret@yahoo.com>
Fort Bragg, NC USA - Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 20:36:15 (PDT)


Mylissa...words cannot express how sorry I am. You and Matt set an example of how love and marriage should be. Your strength and faith amaze me. Chris and I will always be here for you for anything at anytime. We love you.
Melissa Mueller <themuellerclan@aol.com>
Fort Campbell, Ky USA - Monday, October 17, 2005 at 17:22:51 (PDT)


Realy good site! Vist us: http://thunderbirds.jl-g.com/
mike <jacky83>
New York, NY USA - Monday, October 17, 2005 at 07:23:39 (PDT)


As a civilian, my son and I would like to express our sincere condolences to families of fallen soldiers. And to the soldiers currently at war, may god be with you always and when you need him the most. Just know that there are people everywhere praying for your safety and well being. Thank you for your bravery and service. As for my boyfriend PV2 Alexander of the 1-297th IN BN in Ft. Dixie, NJ training right now, your son and I are praying for you everyday for your safety as you deploy to Iraq. And to bring you home for his first birthday. I am proud to say i'm your girl and I love you with all my heart. As for other sodiers leaving, may you be swift, smart, and always stand tall. I'm proud to live in a country with such brave soldiers who puts their lives on the line to protect America and their families. My heart goes out to all of you. God bless.
Lilah Nollner & Isaiah Alexander <blue_skittles03@hotmail.com>
Fairbanks, AK USA - Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 22:17:19 (PDT)


God Bless you SSG Gene Vance,19th SFGA,Say hello to the BIG Commander in the sky,and Lisa,stay strong...we are ALL with you,Gene is watching over us all......Marty
ssg Marty Garo,5th Grp,RVN A-502,Signal Co, 19th SFGA,Utah <Mgaro18207@aol.com>
Higley, Az USA - Saturday, October 15, 2005 at 17:43:00 (PDT)


I am at a loss for words over the death of SSG Kimmell. I knew Matthew from the Q course. He was a great guy. The SF family has lost another fine soldier. My condolences go out to his family. It was an honor to have known and workd with him. To his wife and family: Know he died fighting for a cause he truly believed in. He was an awesome soldier and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. "De Oppresso Liber"
Michael Rogers 10th SFG <michael.r.rogers@us.army.mil>
Ft. Carson, CO USA - Saturday, October 15, 2005 at 13:50:05 (PDT)


As a former SF soldier with 22 years in Group, it saddens me to see when any SF troop is killed. My sincere condolences to all the families and friends of those killed in action that carry the fight to our enemies in the Global War On Terrorism. These brave men emulate the words of George Orwell, "We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." May these brave fallen men watch over those that they left behind and keep them safe from harm. God speed.
Eric F. Wardlow (MSG, Ret), 7th, 1st, SWC (SFUWO), USASFC <draegerfrog@hotmail.com>
Stafford, VA USA - Friday, October 14, 2005 at 04:50:37 (PDT)


It has been one year and 9 months since I gave my final salute to my mentor, Master Sgt. Kelly L. Hornbeck of Forth Worth, TX. As a Drill Sergeant he was always faithful to his troops through his technical and tactical expertise. Most of all, what I remember most of him is that he was a "soldier's soldier." May GOD's loving hand be with his mother, father, and his two daughter's. Also, I pray especially to his fiancee that she lives with the spirit of this great man.
Mason J. West <mason.west@us.army.mil>
Weatherford, TX USA - Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at 08:45:49 (PDT)


I just wanted to thank all of the man of the 5th Group that came in to help with the preperations and with the funeral itself for Brannon. As a wife, I never thought that this day would come when I would be looking to my husbands brothers for comfort and support, I jsut thought that once he was home I would never have to worry about that knock on the door again. Guys, please talk to your wives, let them know what is going threw your minds, I preomise, we will not look down at you. Brannon, or as yall called him "Easy," always thought that I would look down on him if he told me exactly how he was thinking and how he was feeling, well, when he finally realized that I never looked at him with shame, three days later he was gone. I know that there ia alot that goes on over there that you guys can't talk about but please, find someone to talk too...Death is final and all we are are the women who have been there to continue picking up the broken peices. I miss him dearly, it's been five months and sometimes I ask myself if this is still a dream...I know that he loved his brothers and I think I would have been alot better off if he would have passed over there with you guys, where he loved to be. Just remember this men...Brannon took a easy we out, a Permeant solution to a Temporary problem...now I am the one who looks in that 4 year olds eyes when she asks me to go get her daddy from heaven cause she wants to play horsey...I look at her and don't have the answers...God be with you all!!! I miss all of yall!!! Come home soon!!!!
Wendy Elllis...wife of Sgt. Brannon L. Ellis 5th SFG <gracefulyurs@sbcglobal.net>
little rock, AR USA - Monday, October 10, 2005 at 13:45:17 (PDT)


Hello I worked with Nate Chapman, Mark Jackson, OB Kolath, and knew of Jeremy Wright. Just to leet you know Wrights Group affiliation is wrong he belonged to 2BN 1st Special Forces Group at the time of his death, He might have been attached to 3rd Group. Thanks for the site all these men were PATRIOTS and well respected.
SFC Van Rickley, Richard A. <vanrickleyracing@msn.com>
torii Station , Okinawa - Saturday, October 08, 2005 at 06:26:07 (PDT)


I served with MSG Jerak (Pfc at the time)in the 690th Medical Co. at Ft Benning. We were room dogs while he awaited his wife's arrival at Ft Benning. I remember him as being a good soldier and a good man. I'm very saddened to hear of his death but I am proud to say that I knew him.
Jeff Braley <jsbraley@localnet.com>
Albion, NY USA - Friday, October 07, 2005 at 16:36:26 (PDT)


I did not know CWO Price personnely, but I did know his sister Dr. Price. I served with the 5th and the tenth and any time a Green Beret dies it touches me deeply. But this death touched me a little harder. I was truely upset and so was my fiance, who worked with Dr. Price at the MDSPCA. I am truly sorry for the loss to the family. Keep the faith.
Jim 5th 10th
Baltimore, MD USA - Friday, October 07, 2005 at 10:28:14 (PDT)


I would like to begin by saying that I send my most heart felt condolences to each and every SF soldiers family member for their loss. I want so badly to be back in to help in this war, but my time has passed. I Thank You from the bottom of my heart for your sacrafice may god bless each and every family member. Henry James police officer San Antonio Tx.
Henry James, Jr. <lindajames0103@earthlink.com>
San Antonio, Tx USA - Friday, September 30, 2005 at 16:22:07 (PDT)


While at Bragg, I worked with Jeremy Wright and Chris Falkel. I'm not sure if they knew each other, but they both represented all the positive things happening in the SF community. 18x's that would and have contributed in significant ways to all that is good about a selfless American in an age that at times seems all about one's self. In the hearts and minds of those who loved and or worked with them they are still here with us. "Death is a constant companion for those who serve in a time of war. Although able to sever the physical tie, it is incapable of breaking the bonds of spirit." Nick Rowe
Cookie / 20th SFG <dominicano762@yahoo.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 19:13:17 (PDT)


On September 24th I was at a memorial service honoring Staff Sgt. Christopher N. Piper, I must say that it was the most touching surreal memorial service that I had ever been apart of. The outpouring of support from friends, family's trangers was exceptional. I had no personal stories with the Piper family but wanted to show my support and express my gratitude to the Family and Friends that I appreciated what he did for us and how he continued to do it in a fashion that goes well and beyond the call of duty. To the Piper Family and Friends god bless and thank you. Joe Bryson Special Forces Communications Sergeant 1st Battalion 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC Critically injured June 3, 2005 near Orgun-e, Afghanistan and died on June 16, 2005, at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas His awards and decorations include: the Army Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” Device, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, the Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, the Special Forces Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Parachutist Badge. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal.
Joseph A Bryson <joebrysonfamily@aol.com>
Lynn, Ma USA - Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 09:40:19 (PDT)


My dad was SFC David Eville.... Today was his birthday... we are not really shure how he or the other two soilders died on the fishing trip... if anyone knows of anything email me ... please
Daniel Eville <Danieleville@hotmail.com>
oly, wa USA - Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 03:33:08 (PDT)


You are all-powerful, God, and live forever in light and joy. Look with pity and love, we beg You, on those men and women who bravely fought and gallantly died for their country. By laying down their lives, they showed supreme love for others. Accept, we ask You, their sacrifice and their belief in the justice of the cause they died for. Let their offering not be in vain. Please forgive any sins and faults they may have committed. Speedily, we implore You, bring them into Your Presence where fear, sadness, mourning, and death cannot exist. Have pity in Your loving kindness on those they leave behind. In Your own unsearchable ways, make good for their absence, and lavishly bestow Your love and consolations on those deprived of their presence. This we ask in the Name of Christ, our Victor King. Amen.
Bishop Michael Nesmith <frnesmith@aol.com>
Clarksville, TN USA - Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 05:11:29 (PDT)


A deep sorrow is felt at the loss of the Brave & Honorable Soldiers. Their names will be inscribed in red in history's book of Hero's. From a Vietnam Veteran ('70 to '72 & '73 to '75).
Doug - 1st,5th,7th & 10th '69 to '77 <sfsigma@aol.com>
Cape Cod, MA USA - Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 04:24:51 (PDT)


America's finest, all. What sacrifice. We need to keep remembering. I lost my son, Capt. Lowell T Miller II on 8/31/2005. He was in VMI With Maj. Paul Syverson III. No one sent him. He didn't have to go, but sought out a unit in the guard to deploy with. He was a soldier's soldier. He is missed terribly, but we are free because of those who went before. May God give each of those left behind, the strength, faith and love to carry on, provide for and protect the little ones that these brave soldiers left benind. Tom Miller
Lowell Miller <lmillert@comcast.net>
Flint, MI United States - Sunday, September 25, 2005 at 15:48:22 (PDT)


I am sorry to the families and friends of these men. I know how hard it is to lose someone you love dearly. My brother and friend Jason Palmerton is loved and will be missed and I am so glad that he was happy in his life and his work before he died.
Amanda Palmerton <apalmerton@yahoo.com>
Raleigh, NC USA - Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 22:52:31 (PDT)


My heartfelt thanks to the brave men who gave their last measure of devotion for their country and their fellow soldiers.
JUst a civilian <bobforer@yahoo.com>
USA - Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 21:44:46 (PDT)


SSG Sweeney was the pure definition of an American Soldier, American, and Non-Commisioned Officer. I served under SSG Sweeney in FT.Hood as one of his knuckle headed soldiers. SSG Sweeney is to date the greatest NCO that I have ever had the privilege of serving under. I have remembered him every day of my career, I have always tried to emulate his leadership, which is the best honor that I can give to him. To take teaching, and training soldiers as close to my heart as he did for me!!!!!!! Thank you SSG Sweeney for all that I have become in the United States Army.
norman jones 2/2 infantry <norman.a.jones@us.army.mil>
FT. Belvoir, va USA - Monday, September 19, 2005 at 18:20:40 (PDT)


My condolences to all the family members who have lost loved ones. Especially Jason Palmerton for i knew him personally and he was a great soldier.
Joe
Fort Bragg, nc USA - Monday, September 19, 2005 at 09:38:59 (PDT)


My heart and prayers are with SGT Jason Palmerton's family and friends...he was a strong-spirited person, who I never recall being without a smile on his face. I will never forget the times we had together, and although I would give anything to have more, I know this life, being the best in America, was what he lived for.
Tracy <sunkisd94@hotmail.com>
USA - Monday, September 19, 2005 at 09:24:56 (PDT)


I pray for the repose of the souls of .I pray that we all have the all those men and women of all nations who gave their lives so others may live their lives in peace and freedom .I pray that we all have the courage to do some thing,no matter how small,to fight the evil in this world
paul sweeney <longbow13@hotmail.com>
dublin, ireland - Sunday, September 18, 2005 at 18:59:41 (PDT)


I was in Croatia when MSGT Jerak was killed; the news of his death received coverage in all of the major newspapers. Our paths crossed in Bosnia in the early post-Dayton days, I'd heard alot about him and regret we never got to know each other. Since my parents are from the same part of Croatia (Zadar) as he was and immigrated to the States I feel some kinship. I was in DC enroute to Europe and went to Arlington to visit his grave, the tombstone has yet to laid but a marker stands on the spot. As we say in Croatian when we lay our dead to rest "Pocivaj u miru i neka ti je laka Americka zemlja (Rest in peace and may the American soil be light)". TB PS: I know he was born in Debeljak when it was Yugoslavia, but now it's Croatia and I think he'd be honored if this was reflected.
Tony Bilaver <tonybilaver@hotmail.com>
Rome, Italy - Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 07:59:27 (PDT)


Nikki I never realized, sorry
Kevin Graves <kgraves28@yahoo.com>
Brookline, MA USA - Thursday, September 15, 2005 at 17:44:34 (PDT)


Our family will never be the same without you, Jeremy. I miss you more with every passing day and still find it hard to believe that you are not here. Tell Grandpa that I said hi and that we miss him, too. Macy and I will love you forever!!! You are our hero! To all families who have lost a loved one: I was always sad to hear of the death of someone serving and protecting our country. The day Jeremy died was the worst day of life. Now my heart absolutely breaks when I hear of a death. I feel your heartbreak and pain. It gets easier but will never really go away. Keep a good support system and talk about your loved one often to keep them with you.
Lori, cousin of Sgt. Jeremy Wright <shanorigirl@yahoo.com>
IN USA - Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 07:40:15 (PDT)


To the family of Trevor Diesing, a true hero, please accept deepest condolences from me and my family. May God comfort you and bless you during this time of great loss.
Summer Yeiser
Goodlettsville, TN USA - Saturday, September 10, 2005 at 20:49:22 (PDT)


My heart and prayers to the family of SFC Walden and all to those that have lost loved ones. We are so very very proud and humbled by the courage and bravery of your sons, daughters, husbands and wives. All of our fallen heroes and heroines may be gone from us, but not from our memories, our prayers or hearts. All are at peace now. From a grateful nation and it's people....thank you....and a thank you to all still serving in the name of "peace and freedom.
Barbara A Smith <barbsmith@charter.net>
Troy, Al USA - Saturday, September 10, 2005 at 19:28:19 (PDT)


Not being an American citizen, and born after World War II, I was raised to respect the "American Soldier". I know the lyrics of the Ballad of the Green Beret by heart, and still can't sing it without a tear being brought to my eye... I wish to pay my respects to al men and women who die for what they believe in.
Peter (14de Artillerie regiment,t 14A) <peter_vds@hotmail.com>
Antwerp, Belgium - Saturday, September 10, 2005 at 18:12:11 (PDT)


I am a prior service USMCR entering the Army National Guard. If I am lucky I will be accepted to the 19th. I thank these brave men for their sacrafice and ask God to bless their families. >
E Co. 2/23 Marines and Hq. Co 2/23 Marines 4th MarDiv. <kaziklubey@sonic.net>
Santa Rosa, Ca USA - Friday, September 09, 2005 at 21:21:28 (PDT)


I would like to express my condolences to the families of all the SF soldiers who died in combat against terrorism, specialy in Afghanistan were i´m placed now.
SFC Paulo Gomes PO Commandos
C Rainha, PORTUGAL - Friday, September 09, 2005 at 10:30:43 (PDT)


DAN-O, It has been 4 years since I saw you, goofy smile on your face and that horrid Hawiian Shirt, trying to look like a bad tourist. Just stopping by on your way out of country to see if I was doing ok. What a heck of a summer we all had at Bragg. My truck stuffed with ya'll "big guys",partying at the "Palominer" and the GB club, wild nights, early days,with all of you "NITZ"...you are truly missed and will always be one of the "BIG GUYS".....
"B" civilian <kamelteaux@yahoo.com>
Myrtle Beach, SC USA - Thursday, September 08, 2005 at 12:23:41 (PDT)


I am privileged to have known and served with Master Sergeant Ivica Jerak for the last 15 years. To those that have known him, standing up and fighting for freedom is sweeter when you have experienced the lack of freedom as Ivica had prior to his coming to the United States. I could have asked for no better “Ranger Buddy” during the U.S. Army’s Ranger School those many years ago. His teamwork and “FIDO” spirit live on through his deeds and leadership of others over the years. I celebrate his spirit and commitment to the belief of a just cause - freedom.
LTC Jeff Perkins <jeff.perkins@us.army.mil>
Fort Drum, NY USA - Thursday, September 08, 2005 at 12:09:10 (PDT)


I would like to give my condolences to the family of SFC Obediah "OB" Kolath. OB and I served together in C-1-1 in Okinawa. It saddens myself and the rest of OB's brother to lose such a outstanding soldier, friend, and brother. OB was one of those people that always brought a smile to your face when you were around him. My condolences also go out to the families of the men that were with OB when god called him home. These men were true americans and patriot's defending our freedom and they will be sorely missed by us all. I think i speak for all the men that new OB by saying that we all love you brother and we miss you. "NOUS DEFIONS"
Ronnie Boydston, 1st bn 1st SWTG(A) <ronnie_boydston@hotmail.com>
Ft. Bragg, NC USA - Wednesday, September 07, 2005 at 07:47:35 (PDT)


Our hearts go out to Obediah’s family and loved ones, and to his comrades. OB’s friendship and understanding was a benediction to my son. We are grateful for the cheer he brought to his companions in times of distress. We will remember him as a hero who lived for justice and died fighting evil. His influence will live on, directing our thoughts and deeds toward the lofty purpose which he served. May his inspiration give his comrades the determination and fortitude to stand forth and honor their duty to the call of freedom. To his family, we pray that God will send you comfort in knowing Obediah's character and bravery had a wonderful, positive impact on so many lives. The memory of Obediah is enshrined in our hearts and will forever be for a blessing. May he dwell in the House of the Lord forever. from Amy DaSaro, mother of Green Beret SFC Daniel Hornak. Dan & Obediah met at Ft. Lewis in 1998 and went through Ranger school together.
Mother of Green Beret SFC Dan Hornak <dasaro@eth.net>
Klamath Falls, OR USA - Sunday, September 04, 2005 at 22:39:03 (PDT)


SFC WILLIAM BENNETT........words cannot describe how much I miss you...... Lloyd
Lloyd stites <dwtdct@aol.com>
Scottsdale, az USA - Thursday, September 01, 2005 at 08:03:55 (PDT)


I would like to offer my condolences to the family of SFC Obediah Kolath. "Ob" as we called him was a very special friend to our family. He was great with our children and we always had a great time with him in our home. We love Ob like he is a part of our family. He has and always will be in our thoughts and prayers. I know that one day we will be reunited with him. He is a great man. He will always be remembered in our hearts. I am grateful for Ob's sacrafice. It is soldiers like him that make me proud to say I am an American. I know he loved his job,his friends,and his country. He will live on through all of us. We will never forget him. God Bless him,his family,and the USA. We love you Obie. Love,The Platt Family
Heath& Kim Platt <Lhercsgrl@aol.com>
Okinawa, USA - Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 01:11:54 (PDT)


Our hearts go out to the families represented here. Our prayers continue for each of you. Sincerely, Don & Marilyn Neher
Don and Marilyn Neher
Portland, Or USA - Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at 16:21:53 (PDT)


As a Multi-Media Illustrator I sometimes wonder how worth while I am to my unit considering the tasks they are given. I feel the weight of the loss of these men as I make binders to track the handling of their final affairs in the unit knowing that they were in harms way while I work with Images and Computers. I hope that the people that they fight for attain the freedom and benefits that these men died for and pause to consider the price America has paid for those who sometimes hate us.
SPC Borean, 3rd SFG (A) <jason.borean@us.army.mil>
Fort Bragg, NC USA - Monday, August 29, 2005 at 14:36:45 (PDT)


I worked with Arron during my stay in iraq it seemed like it was just the other day when i was talking to him, the day i saw his face in the paper. My Squad was unpacking our kit from LFX and i had gone to the PX for drinks and just happened to pick up the army times there wasnt one of us who was there with arron who wasnt moved and angry, but what can you really do. Arron was a good friend and a better person, i continue to think of him and th other guys often and wish that they were all together. sorry brother i wish id have taken the chance to tattoo you when i had it. van
vanwinkle, daniel J. SSG, DS, 1-19 IN ITB <daniel.j.vanwinkle@us.army.mil>
FT Benning, GA USA - Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 03:24:46 (PDT)


The debt owed by all of us to so few in the service is indeed immeasurable. I know that the sacrafices of fine men in the service are huge and not only Americans understand these sacrafices but millions from Kosovo, Panama, Afganistan, Iraq, Georgia, The Phillipines, and other lands are grateful as well. There is an evil we are fighting and those in the Special Forces have seen the face of evil. Why America sends its strongest and brightest to lands afar is so those who live under evil may break free and those at home in America can remain free. When I offer a soldier my Cell phone in an airport so she may call a loved one, or when I buy a meal for personnel in uniform i realize that my efforts to show appreciation are rather weak but I also know that few do as much as I do to show thanks. Many of my friends have forgotten 9/11,3/11,7/7, the USS Cole, Pearle, Berge, and untold hundereds of horrors exacted by our enemy, but I have not. I wish now to express my sympathies to the families of those fallen including my friend Kelly Hornbeck, and my faith and thoughts to those continuing to fight the good fight against those who would desire our misfortune.
Chris McLeod <cmcleod@houwire.com>
The Woodlands, Tx USA - Thursday, August 18, 2005 at 12:51:35 (PDT)


I would like to add my most somber condolences for all the families who suffered a loss. I was a member of the 1st SFG(A) when lives of SFC Chapman & SFC Jackson and SFC Eville was so tragically cut short. In closing, I will see you all again when we regroup in Gods' holy land. Your memory will stay with me forever.
SPC Allen, Steven P. (RET) <allenstv3@yahoo.com>
Marion, OH USA - Thursday, August 18, 2005 at 09:31:21 (PDT)


I just wanted to express my condolences to all those who have lost family. I am still new to being an SF wife but it gives me great reliefe to see that there are so many wonderful people serving along side my husband. God speed to all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of this great country.
Ashley Fellows, 5th Group Wife <ashley.fellows@us.army.mil>
Clarksville, TN USA - Friday, August 12, 2005 at 20:11:41 (PDT)


I wanted to, unfortunately, add some names to this lamentable list of our fallen heroes. SSG Robert Stacey Goodwin of 2nd Bn, 3rd Group was killed on September 20, 2004 in Afghanistan. SSG Tony Bruce Olaes of 2nd Bn, 3rd Group was killed September 20, 2004 in Afghanistan. SGT Jason T. Palmerton of 1st Bn, 3rd Group was killed July 24, 2005 in Afghanistan. SSG Christopher M. Falkel of 1st Bn, 3rd Group was killed August 8, 2005 in Afghanistan. Godspeed the souls of these brave men. Our deepest condolences to our brothers and sisters living on after the loss of their loved one. Gone, but never forgotten. God bless America, and all those who protect it. De Oppresso Liber!!!!
3rd SF Group Wife
Fayetteville, NC USA - Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 19:58:19 (PDT)


As a civilian, I ask myself, Why do such brave,young men have to die and cause grief to those left behind? The question is easily answered. These brave men are a uncommon breed. They perform their duties because this is what they want to do and are there because of "Love of Freedom". They love there country and are willing to lay it "All on the line", if need be. Truly "Uncommon Valor". I currently have a son serving in the 101st Airborne "Air Assault" Group with dreams of becomeing a "SF Soldier". I hope that his and everyone else who has that desire succeeds in their acheivments. We currently live in a world of turmoil with an unknown future. We as Americans need such fine young men, the "SF Soldiers", guarding the wall as we sleep. My condolences to all who have lost and will loose loved ones. They will NOT be forgotten. Everyone needs to support and pray for our troops. This they so need, OUR SUPPORT!!! I was a soldier, many years ago, in a very unfamous war. We had no support or backing from people stateside. I did my duty with valor and know that I did my best. Our soldiers of today need our encouragement and support. So let us not forget: Freedom for those that have served has a flavor the protected shall never know.... May GOD be with our TROOPS at their darkest moments and protect them from the enemy from within.......
Sam
West Monroe, LA USA - Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 07:41:08 (PDT)


Michael Stack was a squad leader in my platoon in the 82d Abn in 1982-1987. He was the finest NCO and I will always respect his memory. We have lost a good one. God Speed Mike.
William M. Parker, C 1/504th (Abn) <kanemano@msn.com>
Carolina Beach, NC USA - Monday, August 08, 2005 at 20:43:14 (PDT)


Stanley Harriman was my squad leader back in 1992 in Bamberg, Germany. Though we only work together for what I think was under a year he still an inspiration to me. We would sit in his room after hours and talk shop, mentoring me towards Squad Leadership. I was in awe of is knowledge and wanted to be like him one day. The one thing I didn’t emulate was his ability to cut logs in his sleep. He would lie there with his mouth agape sounding like a foghorn warning ships at night. During a field exercise me and his other team leader decided to play a prank on him while he was sleeping by attempting to place a few drops of MRE hot sauce into his open mouth. Well…it would not drop so I taped the bottle several times and poof…the bottled emptied completely into his gapping mouth…I woke the next morning with peanut butter and jelly in my boots. My deepest condolences go out to his family, brothers in arms, and friends. I will forever honor you and your service by wearing your memorial bracelet. Rest in Peace!
SFC Karl Lehnhardt, Sapper Leader School <karl.lehnhardt@us.army.mil>
Ft. Leonard Wood, MO USA - Sunday, August 07, 2005 at 20:46:54 (PDT)


Nearly two years after the fact I am just now finding about Sweeney's death. 4 years after 9/11 the list continues to grow. I add Sweeneys name to the names of Hill, Zovko, Kato, Helveston, Teague. To me, he was Corporal Sweeney, because I pinned his Corporal stripes on him. A member of our infantry squad in Ft Lewis, he served well and with distinction. We continue to serve his memory and others like him in Afghanistan to ensure his sacrifice does not go unremembered and the mission is completed. Sleep well brother. Till we meet again.
Mike Adamson <summitorplummet@yahoo.com>
Kabul, Afghanistan - Saturday, August 06, 2005 at 00:51:34 (PDT)


I WOULD LIKE TO PASS ALONG MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILIES, FRIENDS AN PEERS OF ALL OF THE FINE MEN WHO GAVE THE ULITIMATE SACRAFICE IN PROTECTION OF OUR COUNTRY. TO THOSE WHO ARE NOW SERVING OR HAVE EVER SERVED I SALUTE YOU AND STAND WITH AS A PROUD AMERICAN WHO SERVED NOT BECAUSE I HAD TO BUT BECAUSE I CHOSE TO. GOD BLESS, STAY SAFE, COME HOME SOON AND IF THE LORD CHOOSES TO TAKE YOU FROM US MAY HE WELCOME YOU WITH OPEN ARMS. HOOYAH
John Holley, USAF Veteran <jholley@mwt.net>
Prairie du Chien, WI USA - Wednesday, August 03, 2005 at 15:22:53 (PDT)


I hated to read about Roy A. Wood of 20th Group.This was an exceptional man by any standard,even by the SF community.He did what others talk about;whether in admiration of his rectitude and courage;or in fear of an unknowable domain,wherein they are strangers in a strange land and unworthy. Deep speaks to deep and you must know the language;all brave men speak it;but none more deeply than this man.
Dennis R. Mills 2/19 SFG(A),194th Armor Brigade,3rd Armor Division <mills357@yahoo.com>
Barboursville, WV USA - Tuesday, August 02, 2005 at 11:57:37 (PDT)


Just wanted to say thanks,and to acknowledge my brother Scott Newport.
deborah Newport-Adams <dna47@sbcglobal.net>
Cleveland, Ohio USA - Sunday, July 31, 2005 at 18:54:46 (PDT)


This is to remember SFC Vic Cervantes. He was one of the best SF soldiers this country has ever produced, and I miss him. He was my friend.
SFC William Harvey <wlharve@hotmail.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Saturday, July 30, 2005 at 18:48:28 (PDT)


Nate Chapman I went through AIMC and the Q with Nate. I remember a bunch of us at that club in Fayetteville at McPherson church and sycamore dairy which is now Hooters. I can't remember for the life of me what the name was. Anyways, Nate didn't like paying 3 bucks for a bottle of beer so he brought his SWC issued bookbag slung over his shoulder with a case of Bud cans inside! Man, it takes a lot of sack to be in a club and drink a can of Budweiser and still keep all your cool points. Funny Nate story. Awesome guy.
TS <timnooner@yahoo.com>
Chicago, IL USA - Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 15:40:01 (PDT)


Mark - P.S. "Victory Belongs to the Man in the Arena"
Tim Jones ODA 536/534 <TJ536@aol.com>
Buffalo, NY USA - Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 18:32:13 (PDT)


Mark my brother I miss you. It has taken so long for me to begin to address your loss. The first thing I thought was how hard it would be on Art and Todd, not that I did not cry my eyes out for the first time in years. I think of everything that Chuck did to prepare all of us for the ultimate test, all for naught given a spineless shitbag bomber. I have so many memories of the stud that you were as the 18B and 18F, and the fact that I could trust you with my back when things got dicey... I know you know what I am referring to. I owed you a debt for your professionalism, support and friendship when I had the priviledge of serving on 536. Now we are all in your debt for the ultimate sacrifice that you paid. You will never be forgotten.
Tim Jones ODA 536/534 <TJ536@aol.com>
Buffalo, NY USA - Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 18:28:59 (PDT)


Cpt. Charles D. Robinson, 29, of Haddon Heights, New Jersey. Robinson was killed at Forward Operating Base Orgun-E in Afghanistan when his convoy vehicle was struck by an improvised expolsive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group. Died on June 3, 2005.
Cpt. Charles D. Robinson, 7th SF. <Sanityisgone4eva@yahoo.com>
Fort Bragg, NC USA - Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 08:50:03 (PDT)


SSG Paul Sweeney was the best team leader I ever had. I learned more from him drilling us before every formation then I ever did any where else. I only just found out about him being KIA in the SF Chow hall, from a plaque on the wall in Bagram, Afghanistan. SSG Sweeney you will never be forgotten.
SSG Tim Younkin 362 PSYOP <txdreamer547@yahoo.com>
Fayetteville, AR USA - Friday, July 15, 2005 at 06:52:59 (PDT)


I just wanted to express my condolences to the members of the SOF community that have made the ultimate sacrifice to the nation during this latest conflict. for several years, I had the opportunity to participate in a joint SOF exercise with members of 20th SFG (Abn) and some members of SEAL Team 2. Watching those men in action was inspiring. I felt honored to be in their presence. God bless the United States.
Bill Strupczewski <SARTracker797@aol.com>
Marlton, NJ USA - Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 17:42:22 (PDT)


I am but 15, yet I wish to say: To those who are currently serving to protect this country of ours, thank you for your hard work and efforts, fight on, and come home safe. To those who have fallen in battle, god bless you, thank you for your sacrifices in which you have given to protect our country, rip and may god be with you, forever and always. "Only the Dead have seen the End of war" To the families of those fallen, I wish to say sorry for the loss(s) in which you have endured, stay strong and remember that your love ones are never lost. God Bless America, Support our Troops, and Come Home Safely.
Kyle Sanders <nummythenader@hotmail.com>
St. Micheal, MN USA - Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 15:28:16 (PDT)


To all the brave men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Coalition Forces your bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten, We Will Remember You All (Rest in Peace)
Memorial Custodian <memorialgarden@btopenworld.com>
Northern .Ireland, United Kingdom - Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 11:35:16 (PDT)
You live forever! We pray for You, please pray for us!
A. Ivanyi <ivanyiag@rocketmail.com>
Hamilton, ON Canada - Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 08:05:20 (PDT)
In memory of SSG Paul C. Mardis, Jr. WIA-Mosul,Iraq, May 20, 2004-Paul passed on July 15, 2004 from complications of his combat injuries, but not before giving the greatest fight of his life. I love you, big guy! Every one grab a Killian's on July 15th at 6:00 p.m. and raise your bottles to the heavens! You know how much you are missed Paul. Watch over your 5th SF Group while they are in theater and bring them home safe. Your Big Sis!
Sherri Lawrence <buckeyegal44@hotmail.com>
Coshocton, OH USA - Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 06:19:14 (PDT)
On June 18, 2005, I rode in the Illinois Run for Freedom to honor all fallen soldiers from the Pakistani-Iraq war. As a part of the event, I received a dog tag containing the name of Daniel Romero, his rank, age and the phrase "forever remembered" engraved on it. I will hold him close to me and he will always be remembered for his courage and service to our country. I'm also showing his name to other friends, relatives and neighbors to make sure he is remembered even by strangers, for he served for us all.
Patricia Mann <pacsmann@aol.com>
Worth, IL USA - Friday, July 08, 2005 at 17:22:57 (PDT)
SSG PAUL SWEENY WAS A HERO,LEADER,AND A GREAT PERSON.MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS WIFE AND 2 SONS.ITS A GRAVE LOST FOR A GREAT SOLDIER WHO DIED DOING WHAT HE LOVED.ITS UP TO THE SOLDIERS TO NOW FINISHED WHAT ALL YOU GUYS STARTED.REST IN PEACE BIG BROTHER
michael b. leblanc <mdiggler22@aol.com>
new orleans, la USA - Friday, July 01, 2005 at 13:07:22 (PDT)
My sincere and deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Master Sgt Kelly Hornbeck. I knew Master Sgt Hornbeck from Ft. Benning back when I was in basic training, he was my Drill Instructor. He is no doubt the best role model I ever had. I will always remember him with the most respect. I just graduated from college and thought I'd reenlist in special forces. I remembered him imediately as I always do when I think of the special forces. when I try to look his name up, that is when I found out what happen. My plans will not change. And if I do get selected, I will do all my best to pass the Q course in his honor. Again, my sincere and deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of this great American Soldiers.
John Meninzor <meninzor@yahoo.com>
Clearwater, fl USA - Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 08:58:05 (PDT)
MY CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO THE KEITH FAMILY FOR THEIR LOSS OF A FINE SOLDIER. MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU
CAPT MARTIN C/2/263ADA <CPTMARTINSCARNG@AOL.COM>
SC USA - Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at 10:57:35 (PDT)
BLESSINGSIN JESUS, I PRAY FO THE GREEN BERET'S IN IRAQ, AND I'M A SUMMER STUDENT AT MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE, ALSO I REQESTED INFORMATION FROM GENERAL TOMMY FRANKS ABOUT HIS MINISTY, AND HELPING THE FISHERHOUSE. THANK YOU
JOSHUA ANSTETT <SOLDIEROFTHElORD@.ORG>
CHICAGO, IL USA - Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at 10:43:36 (PDT)
I had the honor and pleasure of meeting Mike when I was a young Lt working up for OIF. In the few months I had to get to know him Mike was always a friendly face and voice of reason. I'll never forget chasing him on runs and never quite catching him. Semper Fi Mike! You were a warrior king. We'll meet up again soon.
Capt Pete Young, MCSF Bn <youngpb@mcsftco.nsanwannex.navy.mil>
Chesapeake, VA USA - Monday, June 27, 2005 at 11:17:37 (PDT)
Our son Kyle McMillan 2nd Bt., 7th SFG, who is "somewhere" Afghanistan named one of his twin sons born June 10th,2005, for his buddies kia in Afghanistan. Their names are Sgt. Victor H. Cervantes, SSgt. Leroy E. Alexander and Cpt. Charles D. Robinson. Victor Edward Charles McMillan will someday learn how his Daddy proudly remembered his fallen friends by receiving their names in proud memory.
Vivian McMillan <uranuswithklingons@yahoo.com>
Lompoc, CA USA - Saturday, June 25, 2005 at 12:53:38 (PDT)
Our son Kyle McMillan 2nd Bt., 7th SFG, who is "somewhere" Afghanistan named one of his twin sons born June 10th,2005, for his buddies kia in Afghanistan. Their names are Sgt. Victor H. Cervantes, SSgt. Leroy E. Alexander and Cpt. Charles D. Robinson. Victor Edward Charles McMillan will someday learn how his Daddy proudly remembered his fallen friends by receiving their names in proud memory.
Vivian McMillan <uranuswithklingons@yahoo.com>
Lompoc, CA USA - Saturday, June 25, 2005 at 12:51:14 (PDT)
Please add SSGT. Chris Piper to the site. He was my Plt Sgt. in the Scout Sniper plt when he was in the Marines. He was in the Beirut barracks when the Marines were killed there. He left the Corps and went to SF and graduated when he was 38 years old. He was injured and subsequently died of those injuries while serving with the 7th SF group in Afganistan on June 18, 2005. It was a great honor to have served with him and he will be missed.
Ken Anderson 1/25 STA Plt. <kanderson@quadrantsoftware.com>
USA - Monday, June 20, 2005 at 12:19:34 (PDT)
I served with Vic Cervantes in Lwara Afghanistan from November 04 until I left in April 05. Vic was recently KIA while on patrol in Afghanistan. To those men of 732, my condolences. Vic was a great man, always had a smile and would make you laugh. We'll meet again brother.
Michael Norton 3-7 Field Artillery
USA - Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 11:14:52 (PDT)
Add the pictures of CPT Charles D. Robinson and SSG Leroy E. Alexander as of 3JUNE05. Both are in 1/7.
Jesse Basher, 972 <jessebasher@yahoo.com>
Riverbank, CA USA - Sunday, June 12, 2005 at 21:32:22 (PDT)
I am just posting my final farewell to my friend Paul Syverson. He was my commander during OIF1. Paul I miss you half smile and the way the way you would take the worst of situations and make them to mild humor jokes. I just remmeber bieng in Kuwait before the war and we had all those scud attacks everyone was running around all crazy but there was Paul making fun of me because i was the expert at putting on mop 4. When i went to his memorial service I cried my soul out all day not only did 5th group lose its best officer i lost a friend. Anyone that can relate when you spend almost a year with a man in the sand box and you see him at his worst and at his best it makes you family. My heart was torn apart when they was showing the slide show of you and your son on your crazy misadventures. Paul I love you and I know one day I will see you again. Rest in Peace to all the men of 5th Special Groups that have lost their lives gone but not forgotten....
Mark Lowery <MLOWERY37042@yahoo.com>
fort campbell, ky USA - Wednesday, June 08, 2005 at 17:25:00 (PDT)
I just wanted to give thanks to those who have payed the ultimate price fighting for our peace. I see the brotherhood the SF community has towards each other, and i mourn yours losses with you. Hopefully in Sept I can join the ranks of the elite and fight next to you all.
SGT BRUSCH 22ND ASG <matthew.brusch@us.army.mil>
VICENZA, ITALY - Thursday, June 02, 2005 at 03:11:00 (PDT)
I was in the same platoon with SGT Morales at Ft. Campbell. He was a good soldier and a good man. He was always older than most of the rest of us and would look on and chuckle as we did the things that soldiers do when they're bored. Yesterday as we remembered all who have been lost I'm sure he was amongst us in spirit as he was a loyal American. I hope and pray that the loss of SGT Morales does not go in vain so that his daughter Angelina Marie may grow up in a world without war or hatred. BUKA!!!!
SGT David McCoy A co 1/327 INF Ft. Campbell KY <david.arden.mccoy@us.army.mil>
Allegany, NY USA - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 12:31:59 (PDT)
TODAY IS A DAY TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE GIVING THE ULTIMATE SACRAFICE!!! WE ARE ALL PROUD OF THE MEN AND WOMAN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES SO WE COULD LIVE IN PEACE. MT DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILYS AND FRIENDS. THANK YUO VERY MUCH
robert soffa <civilian>
sterling heights , mi USA - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 11:35:29 (PDT)
Today, Memorial Day, I want to express my thanks for the lives of all these young men who died so that my family is able to enjoy the American dream. As a mother and grandmother, I know that nothing could be as soul-searing as the death of a child whatever the circumstances. But that these men lay down their lives for all of us is more than one can bear. These are the idealists, the dreamers, the ones we idolize; these are the ones we will tell our children about. Thank you, all the families of the fallen. sandra mcfarland
sandra mcfarland <scotsjrm@yahoo.com>
nokomis , fl USA - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 07:17:13 (PDT)
In memory of my father....Lt. Col Malcolm K. Rhine USA ABN (RET) Former Deputy Commander 5th. Special forces Grp.MAC V/SOG Bien Hoa, Republic of Vietnam 67-68
John Rhine <Healthcare95@yahoo.com>
Tampa, Fl USA - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 16:42:17 (PDT)
Nate, I received a picture in my email this morning of the scroll which bears the words, "Chapman Hall." A mutual Ranger buddy of ours sent it from 'in country.' I was very glad to recive the pic, but it has certainly brought back the tears. You were a good dude, a great friend, and one of the best warriors I ever had the privilege to serve with. You have been missed, Brother, and will never be forgotten. We'll link up again someday at the Big Rally Point. When we do, I'll bring your Led Zep tape and a pint of Guinness for you. You led the way, Brother. I salute you. RLTW "Old Man" Snyder
Bob Snyder, A Co., 2/75th Ranger <earthpig@75thrangers.com>
Brownwood, TX USA - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 08:49:19 (PDT)
the true heroes in a world of wannabes... Thank you for your service & sacrifice, and God Bless America.
Daylin Louderback <sk8boardld@yahoo.com>
whiteford, md USA - Friday, May 13, 2005 at 17:14:18 (PDT)
I would just like to take a moment to say that God put good men on this earth to do great things. These men epotimized honor and integrity as well as sacrifice (which can never be realized by ordinary men). May God bless their families and give them comfort. And to all of you SFers--thank you for all that you do and may God protect you all as you fight for all that is good! "De Oppresso Liber"
David K. <1stsfgrp18b@excite.com>
Port Orange, FL USA - Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 07:52:02 (PDT)
May God keep them safe at day and night. I will always remember as long as I live and will pass the memories down to my children of the most kind, generous and so brave, loyal and down to earth John Sims, 10th SFG. I love you sweetie, moy sladkiy malchik!
Masha, Ilyenko; 249th MP Det <crc_sonya@hotmail.com>
Zaporozhye, Ukraine - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 19:55:16 (PDT)
SFC Allen C. Johnson's picture needs to be added as of 26APR05.
Jesse Basher, 972
Riverbank, CA USA - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 15:17:51 (PDT)
To the Family of Capt. Michael Tarlavsky: I was at Cook College, Rutgers U, when I met Mike. I remember him rapeling forward down the Food Science building "balls to the wall". I believe he inspired my girlfriend at the time to join ROTC as we watched him do this on Ag Field Day. Mike was always friendly and his presence was that of a leader 10 years ago. What an incredible young man. I was not surprised to see that he had become a Captain and Special Forces. He impressed me in college--I can only imagine his impact on his fellow soldiers. My condolences, Steve N.
Steve Nattrass <Steven.Nattrass@fda.gov>
Farmington, CTb USA - Friday, May 06, 2005 at 06:47:30 (PDT)
Another 18D former Student of mine was KIA in A-stan/ Al Johnson was a very conscientous medic from the short time I spent with him in my Operating Room at the schoolhouse, the other instructors and myself always gave students "pet" names that went along with their personalities as a way to reduce stress in the training environment/ We also allowed students to give instructors "pet" names to make it fair just for inside the OR/ some of the student names in the past "shortbus" "slingblade" "Einstein" "Big toe" etc... the names I was given were often "howdy doody" because of my freckles /gap tooth smile Al Johnson's "pet" name in the OR was "Butthug" because he always made sure instructors had dougnuts/coffee when he was up to bat in the OR. Nobody else probably remembers this but maybe a handful of his peers and a few other instructors/ This is not meant to be derogatory ot inflamatory. Just trying to cheer up the crowd .He'll be be missed solely by all who knew him. God bless his family. the following was taken from the fayetteville paper Originally published on Friday, April 29, 2005 in the Local & State category. Afghanistan Bragg soldier killed in ambush By Kevin Maurer Staff writer A Fort Bragg Special Forces soldier was killed Tuesday when his unit was ambushed in southern Afghanistan, Defense Department officials said Thursday. Staff Sgt. Allen Johnson was shot and killed when his unit was ambushed by guerrillas while on patrol near Khanaqin, a town southwest of the capital, Kabul. He was 31. Johnson, a Special Forces medical sergeant, was assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group. He was posthumously promoted to sergeant first class and awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart and the Meritorious Service Medal. Johnson is the second soldier from the 7th Special Forces Group who has been killed in Afghanistan this year. Sgt. 1st Class Pedro Munoz was shot during a raid on a compound in the Herat province Jan. 1. Munoz was a native of Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, and was a detachment operations and intelligence sergeant in Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group. Johnson was evacuated to a nearby base after the ambush but was pronounced dead by doctors, U.S. Army Special Operations Command officials said. His body was sent to the U.S. air base in the southern city of Kandahar, where a memorial service was held Wednesday. Johnson is survived by his wife, Eunice, and three children. Serving in Iraq Staff Sgt. Eunice Johnson is assigned to the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion and was deployed to Iraq. She was notified Tuesday of her husband’s death. She left Iraq on Wednesday for Germany and then Fort Bragg, officials said. Eunice Johnson could not be reached for comment, and Johnson’s parents, Ray and Adrianntje Johnson, declined to be interviewed. A native of Los Molinos, Calif., Johnson joined the Army in 1991 as an infantryman. His first assignment was with the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Lewis, Wash. He changed military jobs in 1996 and served as a corrections specialist at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and as a military policeman with the 704th Military Police Battalion at Fort Lewis in 1998. In 2000, Johnson was selected for Special Forces training. Johnson’s battalion deployed to Afghanistan in the fall. Taliban fighters have waged an insurgency since 2001. American commanders said last month that the insurgency appeared to be losing steam, but in recent weeks Taliban attacks have picked up, marking the end of a winter lull. About 18,000 U.S.-led forces, most of them Americans, are in Afghanistan battling militants. Members of the 82nd Airborne Division arrived last month to start a one-year deployment. They are part of a task force replacing soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division. Photo: Allen Johnson
Chris Nolen/ 5th SFG/ SWC <nolencl@hotmail.com>
fayetteville, NC USA - Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 18:14:48 (PDT)
To Gene I had to write to say I wish you were here to enjoy Hunter, I see you in him --he is you from neck down long legs and all. He'll be 3 soon, and its been almost 3 years since you left, I hate that he and you missed each other you would really love this little man that he is becoming. I wish you could of stayed and been apart of his life,Your still his popo as Amber shows him pictures of you. We all miss you!!!!!!!!! Barbara
Barbara <bbarbara1430@aol.com>
Fl. USA - Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 08:38:23 (PDT)
A special salute to the bravest soldiers of our military. I had the privileged to meet many soldiers on military charter flights my airline was awarded and that I worked. I proudly wear the SF PIN on my uniform that a soldier gave to me on his way to Iraq. My heartfelt sympathy to all the famlies. Helga
Helga <trinka@attg.net>
coppell, TX USA - Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 21:59:06 (PDT)
Mark J...there isnt a day that goes by that you're not someway shape or form in my mind. I still miss you and all the greatness that you are.. Thanks Bro
AP <puppet18f@aol.com>
Clarksville, TN USA - Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 20:41:11 (PDT)
SGT Kelly Hornbeck was my team leader in RECON Platoon, the Old Guard. Both of us being Texans, he took me under his wing and taught me so much about the Army, life in general, and sacrificing part of you for the greater good of our country. Somewhere on range 25 at Fort AP Hill, there is a bald field mouse that earned his airborne wings, and an old coondog Kelly adopted that loved Chicken Ala King. He was a Texan through and through, and that is what I will miss most of all. God Bless Ya Brother!
SFC Joe Copeland Ft. Riley, KS <seastarqh@hotmail.com>
Abilene, KS USA - Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 13:49:30 (PDT)
God bless every one of these heros and their families. Life is short but our memory is long. We will never forget you standing on the wall for us.
Philip Town, ex 8th SFG <phil@philiptown.com>
Jackson Hole, WY USA - Monday, April 18, 2005 at 00:21:16 (PDT)
These are America's heros. These are America's finest. They are not forgotten. God bess America's armed forces and all who serve in them. All the way!!!!
Thomas W. Guyton 167 Inf. ARNG <twguyton@southernco.com>
Bessemer, Al USA - Saturday, April 09, 2005 at 22:40:37 (PDT)
God needs great soldiers.
1st sgt covert- retired\ 21st s.o.g.
troy, il USA - Saturday, April 09, 2005 at 20:24:03 (PDT)
I was privelaged to make the acquaintance of Nate Chapman in June of 2001 at the SOPMOD conference. We immediately hit it off in lively, but friendly debate. I never saw him again after that conference. As chance would have it, I was visiting Ft.Lewis at the time of his memorial service and I was humbled to attend that service. I salute Nate and all defenders of freedom.
Rick Osmon, civilian <ozman@rtccom.net>
Odon, IN USA - Tuesday, April 05, 2005 at 07:05:20 (PDT)
I was privelaged to make the acquaintance of Nate Chapman in June of 2001 at the SOPMOD conference. We immediately hit it off in lively, but friendly debate. I never saw him again after that conference. As chance would have it, I was visiting Ft.Lewis at the time of his memorial service and I was humbled to attend that service. I salute Nate and all defenders of freedom.
Rick Osmon, civilian <ozman@rtccom.net>
Odon, IN USA - Tuesday, April 05, 2005 at 06:48:21 (PDT)
My prayers are with all the families that have lost a loved one or have someone still serving around the world. I have never served in our military, best in the world, but I always remember to give them props for their dedication/courage on what they do on a day to day basis. A friend in Laredo forever!!!
CRV
Laredo, TX USA - Saturday, April 02, 2005 at 07:11:19 (PST)
I really got to know Dan Eggers personally when I first met him in Kandahar and shortly there after accompanied him during a combat operation. His personality touched a lot of people. The day he died was the hardest and toughest day of my life. I heard his voice on the satcom at around 1100z as he was requesting CAS and moments later his vehicle was blown up. I will remember Dan for the rest of my life because of his personality, his strong leadership persona, and his strong attitude about serving his country. In closing, my condolences go to Dan's family in Cape Coral, FL and all those who knew him. As an Afghan-American I am proud to be citizen of this great nation and proudly serve in the Armed Forces with my brethrem in arms.
Dave Andish <daudan@yahoo.com>
Fort Belvoir, VA USA - Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 08:51:20 (PST)
To all my Brothers in Arms: We are all family and we all weep tears of joy and sorrow for our fallen heros. I am glad to have served our great nation of ours and can only say one thing: God bless the United States of America and all my SF buddies. To my best friend, CSM Shane of the 5th SFG, God Bless and thanks for being a great class mate and Friend and Comrade in Arms. But most of all, God Bless all who have gave their lives so everone might live in freedom. As I have tears in eyes, I know that we all live the Creed. De Oppresso Liber!
Mchael Perin <mperin@cinci.rr.ccm>
Lebanon, OH USA - Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 22:05:14 (PST)
Recently the word Cancer has been used all too frequently by and around me. I lost my brother and have a couple friends battling for their lives, as we speak. It has led me to reflect and appreciate my own mortality and to think more deeply about those that forfeit their own, willingly, for our great nation. As a wife of an SF soldier, I tell any and all who ask that you will NEVER hear a Special Ops soldier complain or lament anything they feel is their obligation to do in the line of duty. I am proud to a part of our special "community" - and thank them all for their sacrifices.
Anonymous <dixiedame@aol.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 13:42:00 (PST)
I am a civilian. I have never been in the military, I'm just an average citizen, 49 years old. I'm not sure if I'm even allowed to comment here, but I am just trying to show my appreciation to the families and soldiers of America's Special Forces. I wanted to say thank you for your service, and give my condolences to the families of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. God Bless you. I just purchased the book "The Hunt For Bin Laden" by Robin Moore. I am so proud to be an American, and this book moved me to do something, anything, to tell someone how damn proud I am of our Special Forces. I have felt that way for years, but I was moved to do something. So, I just did a search on the web and saw this site. I didn't know how else to say thank you, so I thought I would try here. I apologize if I'm not supposed to comment on this site because I am a civilian. God Bless all of you, and God Bless America. Thank you.
Randy Phelps, civlian <Randyleephelps@aol.com>
Severn, Md USA - Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 11:48:32 (PST)
I was stationed with Dan (the Man) Petithory as an MP at McClellan. All he ever talked about was going SF, and we would keep tellin' him to follow his dream. He was a true friend. I know he gave the ultimate doing what he loved. My prayers go to his family and friends that have suffered so great.
MSG Scott Pollard <jeffrey.pollard@us.army.mil>
murfreesboro, tn USA - Friday, March 11, 2005 at 16:15:50 (PST)
Like my bother robert fritz speer,kia 1971 in nam, all these men died for freedom and democraty. may our Lord besses their families.
bruno speer German medic reserve <bruno.speer@destatis.de>
wiesbaden, Germany - Tuesday, March 08, 2005 at 03:15:52 (PST)
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Stanley Harriman today on the 3rd anniversary of his passing. And to all our SF Warriors, the silent sacrifices that you and your families have made will never be forgotten. Thank you for all that you have done.
Debbie <proudarmysis4@aol.com>
Joliet, Il. USA - Wednesday, March 02, 2005 at 02:41:43 (PST)
To my dearest friend, "Mac" Robert McGee, also known as my little brother, Rest in Peace. There is never enough words to tell someone what they really meant to you. We walked many roads in this life and you touched people with your generosity and love for life. You always gave to others and took less for yourself. You were a loyal and true soldier who really wanted to make a difference. Mac was such a good father to his boy's, no matter what was happening at the time, he always beamed with pride to discuss his family. Mac, I will miss you forever and I will never forget! Until we meet again little brother.
Gary Lowe (Ret) ODA-572 5th SFG (A) <g.lowe@starband.net>
Ft Worth, TX USA - Monday, February 28, 2005 at 18:35:50 (PST)
I served in the Army but never during major combat. I have the utmost respect for those men you are so selfless that they leave their families and fight for other's freedom. No words can express my appreciation for what these brave men have done but I sleep well knowing that men like these our defending this nation. I can only hope that my boys grow up to become one of our nation's elite.
Joseph DosReis - 12B <jdosreis@frontiernet.net>
Sacramento, CA USA - Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 00:05:37 (PST)
Our fallen service people are the true keepers of freedom.They are not supermen just true patriots willing to go in harms way for the country and way of life they chose to protect.Teach our children to never forget them.
William R.Nunnally <williamn804@comcast.net>
Chesterfield, VA USA - Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 16:36:47 (PST)
My depest respect for them who give there live for fatherland!! also for the family`s they left behind! we will never forget you!!
Robert Ramakers <rob.sandra@home.nl>
St.Odilienberg, Holland - Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 10:23:34 (PST)
I just want to send out my most heart felt condolences to all the families, but espically to the family of SSG Paul Mardis. Mardis was really a great soldier and an inspiration to other soldiers. He definately kept things interesting in the Siani for 6 mos with his sense of humor. You will truly be missed! God Bless You and your family! 2LT Brummett, Kevin
Kevin Brummett, 1/502IN, 101StABN(AAST), 4th BCT 101st ABN(AAST) <kevin.l.brummett@us.army.mil>
Clarksville, TN USA - Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 13:16:01 (PST)
My deepest sympathy and my prayers to the families that have lost a loved one. My deceased husband too was Special Forces, although he did not lose his life in battle as he would have chosen, he died suddenly of a massive heart attack in 1998. He would be so proud of each and every one that serves and loves their country enough to lay down their lives as he did in VietNam. Many prayers and much love and devoition to those that serve, and to those that lost their lives I do hold in the highest honor. God Bless, Shawnee Kellie
Deborah Walker Kellie <shawneekellie@alltel.net>
Harrison, AR USA - Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 13:22:48 (PST)
I do not know any of the men featured on this sight But My son, who is with the 7th Special Forces group and currently serving in Afghanistan, sent this sight for me to view. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all the loved ones of these brave fighting men. My only hope and Prayer is that they will be consoled to know that they died for something they believed in. I'm proud of my son, and ALL the fighting Men and Women in the Armed Forces today. God Bless And Keep you safe. without you and people like you we wouldn't be enjoying the freedoms we now have and celebrate....GOD BLESS AMERICA.
Pamela Caudill <hunter1ind.@msn.com>
anderson, In USA - Sunday, February 13, 2005 at 08:09:34 (PST)
SFC Pedro Munoz, My Team mate, friend and brother. And to all the fallen brothers, JD Davis, Fergie, Presser, Nate Chapman and others, and to your families, you will always be in our hearts and memories. Your life lived will never die in our thoughts. To you Pedro, you lived a life of honor and strength, I seen your vigilance and courage on that fateful night 1 January 2005, and you are truely a hero to all of us. The brothers of ODA 724 will always remember and honor you with the highest respects. Along with all of our fallen brothers. We love you and miss you Papi....we know you are Flying with the Angels. De Oppresso Liber
SFC Chris Austin <ctaustinx4@aol.com>
Raeford, NC USA - Sunday, February 13, 2005 at 02:08:45 (PST)
I am proud to have served with many of the warriors listed here who gave their lives in defense of others. There is no greater place of honor. Their sacrifice will never be forgotten in the Jones household. Our prayers and condolences are extended to the families left behind. MSG (Ret) Kent R. Jones. ODA-033
MSG Kent R. Jones, 1st Bn, 10th SFG(A) <stjdad@aol.com>
Delton, MI USA - Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 03:42:18 (PST)
I am humbled by the Special Forces family's commitment and sacrifice. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. God Bless and keep you all.
Signe Johnson <signe@cccd.edu>
Costa Mesa, CA USA - Friday, February 11, 2005 at 11:18:29 (PST)
Please raise a glass on 30 March for MSG Richard Ferguson (and all the brothers who fell.) God Bless Fergy, his wife Mandy, and his boys.
ATP 10th SFG(A)
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Wednesday, February 09, 2005 at 11:27:06 (PST)
MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND KEEP YOUR FAMILIES SAFE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. YOUR SACRIFICE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. FOR ALL THE MEN IN TF-31 TF-33 IT WAS AN HONOR SERVING WITH YOU. YOU ARE ALL HEROES!!! NEVER FORGET!
OGA MIKE <GHECKO123@HOTMAIL.COM>
VA USA - Tuesday, February 08, 2005 at 09:25:33 (PST)
My condolences to the Tarlavsky famliy. I was saddend to hear of your lost. When I worked in the same office with Tricia, (Command Group), he used to stop by and chat for a while. The short time that I got to meet and know him, he seemed to be an extremely dedicated person to whatever he put his mind to... couldn't help but Respect the man/soldier he was. It's a great lost to the Army and to this country. We share with you the pain and May the Great Spirit always hold him close to your hearts. -The Jumbo Family
Elbert Jumbo, Sgt, 25th ID (L) Cmd Group 2002 <ejumbohawaii@yahoo.com>
Many Farms, AZ USA - Tuesday, February 08, 2005 at 04:54:52 (PST)
To the bravest men who I have ever served with. This great nation can never repay you or your families, for making the ultimate sacrifice. You, and your families are in my thoughts and prayers daily. Until we meet again...
Maj. J. Thomas
Fayetteville, NC USA - Saturday, February 05, 2005 at 10:11:08 (PST)
Bruce, I miss you bro..
CW3 Eddie Hall 1/3 SFG
Fayetteville, NC USA - Friday, February 04, 2005 at 15:28:45 (PST)
I would just like to pay my respects to all the fallen heros listed here on this site. I had the honor of meeting some of them and unfortunately being there when they were flown back after combat missions. I would especially like to say to the family of SGT Gene ARden Vance Jr. how sorry I am for your loss. I was at the airfield when he was brought in and had the honor of recieving the base flag that was flown that day. I have not forgotten about you or your family and I am still planning on sending you the flag. Before I could do so I was called upon again to go to Iraq and help win the there. If you read this please email me so I can get this flag to you, as much as I honor it, the flag deserves to be in your family.
SSgt CURTIS, 96 SFS <william.curtis@eglin.af.mil>
Eglin AFB, FL USA - Tuesday, February 01, 2005 at 18:14:18 (PST)
I served with Mike Stack and Ferggie in 10th SFG. They were both great guys and terrific soldiers. I heard of their deaths while working for the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA)in Baghdad last year. I was deeply saddened by the news. May God Bless all of our fallen comrads and their loved ones.
Mike Allen (Retired SF) <mkallen51@earthlink.net>
North Myrtle Beach, SC USA - Monday, January 31, 2005 at 23:52:17 (PST)
Ricky L Robinson, i have missed you for ten years now. there has not been a day, not one day sence you were taken from us april 14th 1994 northern iraq that i have not thought of you and wondered what things would have been like if you were still here with us. its hard to believe that this much time has passed. my heart is filled with sadness to this day. i have yet to meet a man like you? so kind so giving so loving so willing to help others with no questions asked. i will always miss you ricky. for all of the families out there that have lost a husband a son a father a family member; furg, mike stack, mike delany, roger airhart, kelly and so many more. my heart is with you all, god bless each and every one of you! i will always be a part of the SF community. i will always remember!what a great group of guys,the best of the best they truly are! i will never forget! suzanne.
suzanne robinson <halosuzy688@cs.com>
fountain, co USA - Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 22:26:37 (PST)
God Bless to all who have lost and greiving may GOD be with you and your family
A Soldier With The 20th SFG Group
cullman, Al USA - Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 17:18:17 (PST)
Just saying good bye to my dad. He passed in 1989.. But here goes. To SGM Charles A. Adams, bye dad. Mike Adams
SPC Michael C. Adams CO B 1/297th Inf (Sct) 207th Inf Group <michael.adams1@us.army.mil>
North Pole, AKJ USA - Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 12:49:49 (PST)
Until we meet in the great battlefield in the sky and the almighty joins us as one. God bless each of you for your noble sacrifice and duty to God and Country. John J. Wilson, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 10th and 11th SFGA, 1st SF
John J. Wilson <mikeforce68@verizon.net>
Newport News, VA USA - Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 14:56:04 (PST)
Thank you to all the SF soldiers who gave their life for a just cause! De Oppresso Liber!
Cynthia H <flygirl_flt253@hotmail.com>
Long Beach, MS USA - Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 16:13:38 (PST)
I'm going to miss you Fergie, you were a soldier's soldier... and even a better friend!
Peter Lounsbury ODA-011 <peterlounsbury@yahoo.com>
Bainbridge Island, WA USA - Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at 20:43:53 (PST)
I'm going to miss you Fergie, you were a soldier's soldier... and even a better friend!
Peter Lounsbury, ODA-011 <peterlounsbury@yahoo.com>
Bainbridge Island, WA USA - Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at 20:39:12 (PST)
God bless America and there fighting soldiers...!!!
MSG Andy N. Protection-Team / German Airbornen Btl <andythefly@web.de>
Kunduz, Afghanistan - Friday, January 14, 2005 at 03:25:42 (PST)
Army Sgt. 1st Class Pedro A. Munoz died on 2 JAN 05. Please add his picture.
Jesse Basher, 972 <jesse.basher@us.army.mil>
Riverbank, CA USA - Sunday, January 09, 2005 at 23:51:13 (PST)
My father Gordon Youngblood, passed away from a line of duty injury on December 26, 2004. He was a skilled 18B in the 19th SFG. There is a special place in heaven reserved for all these fine soldiers. One day, I will be standing proud next to him.
Jason Youngblood 19th SF <JasonYoungblood@mail.weber.edu>
Farmington, UT USA - Thursday, January 06, 2005 at 20:59:15 (PST)
I look up to these brave men who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. They are the reason i joined the SF. Thank you all for your service!
PFC Ryan Fleischman, 19th SF Group (ABN) <ryan.fleischman@us.army.mil>
Wellsville, Ut USA - Tuesday, January 04, 2005 at 12:05:13 (PST)
To all SF operators, I say thankyou! Each day you put your life on the line so people like me can live in a free society. You all are hereos in my book. May God Bless You and your families!!
Matt <titotonto@msn.com>
Normal, IL USA - Tuesday, January 04, 2005 at 07:24:54 (PST)
Aaron was a fine student of mine in the SF Medic course, I had the pleasure & honor of teaching Aaron and a multitude of others on the 18D side of the house for 4 years, I can only hope that this will be one of the last brothers we'll have to see on this page, the "Schoolhouse" Joint Special Operations Medical Training Center (JSOMTC) started a "Wall of Honor" specifically to honor our fallen SF Medics and it has started to fill up (not the intended purpose)during this GWOT Please take a moment this new year to remember all our fallen comrads for they have given all. God Bless our Fallen Brothers and their families. Sincerely, Christopher L. Nolen SF Medic (retired)
Chris Nolen/ 5th SFG/ SWC <nolencl@hotmail.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Friday, December 31, 2004 at 16:55:25 (PST)
RIP You are all my true heros - Hooorah to all the silent warriors and most of all THANK YOU!!
Sean W. 82nd Abn 504 PIR
fayetteville, NC USA - Wednesday, December 22, 2004 at 08:18:42 (PST)
I just want to take a moment to myself, to remember you today Little Brother, Today 5 months ago was the last time I got to see you, I miss your smile and your sense of trying to make everything right in this world. I miss your corny jokes, your big brother talks( even tho you was the Little Brother) and most of all just hearing your voice when I needed a friend to talk to. I have a huge hole in my heart for you today,like everyday, your my special hero ,my Brother ,my friend.I will always remember the laughs we shared as kids, and the tears we shed through out our lives , and many many memories I could never forget. We decorated the christmas tree with the girls, and Justin handed me an ordament that you made for me years ago that said sisters bring love and joy to christmas, it has a little musical thing attached to it, I will cherish that dumb thing forever now, even tho christmas wont be the same with out you here. Aunt Carolyn gave Kace, Sherri, and I a poem thats the most beautiful thing I ever read its called my first christmas with Jesus. Im sure it will be great there, I love you Paul mardis, give mom and dad a kiss and hug for us, and let them know we love and miss them just as much. Merry christmas buddy,I love you, your greenberet sister, Cindy
Cindy S. Corder <ccorder3@columbus.rr.com>
Zaesville, OH USA - Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at 14:21:58 (PST)
May God bless you for your call to duty, honor, and country. America mourns our Warriors forever. God bless them and their families.
Roberto Bonefont, Sr., MSgt, USAF, Retired <rbonefon@techctr.dcboces.org>
LaGrangeville, NJ USA - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 07:58:57 (PST)
God bless all who answer the call to serve.I'm prior service,and wish the LORD would watch out for and protect all of our troops who defend us!May the good LORD bring peace to the families who have lost loved ones to the call of freedom!Thank you for all the sacrifices the troops makes for all of us here at home!
Donavonn Lance <hvymtl88@hotmail.com>
Moreland, Ga USA - Wednesday, December 08, 2004 at 21:27:52 (PST)
December 5. Remebering you, Sargeant Daniel Petithory, and all the brave men and women who have gave so much, so the rest us can make the most of every day.
Jay Lukkarila <ICRUSHROCK@aol.com>
Adams, MA USA - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 05:52:07 (PST)
SFC Robert Mogensen. Rob, you were one of my first leaders, it was strange for me to take orders from someone younger than myself, but your knowledge quickly assuaged any fears that I may have had. I still remember "kidnapping" you for your 21st birthday. The memories we all shared will be cherished forever, god speed to all our brethern. You will be sorely missed
kurt maier <kmaier44@yahoo.com>
new york, ny USA - Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at 00:31:55 (PST)
I Would Like to thank every American service Men And Women but I would like to thank the ones who are alive they have to go through the the flashbacks that Even I had to deal with in Nam
Sgt Maj Brian Wilson 5thSpec Forces Retired
USA - Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 13:46:36 (PST)
Go Troops Hohah
Jesse Aqureiz 82nd Airborne
USA - Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 13:41:42 (PST)
I Do Not know why we are saying the Iraqi war is another Vietnam So why Are we saying this ? I was In Both Nam And in Desert Storm
John Allen !st Air Cav 5TH Spec Forces
USA - Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 13:39:36 (PST)
I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO SAY. THERE ARE NO WORDS THAT CAN SAY WHAT I WANT TO SAY. THESE MEN GAVE THERE ALL AND DID THERE BEST , AND THATS MORE THAN YOU CAN SAY ABOUT 90% OFF THE PEOPLE NOW A DAYS.IF IT WASN'T FOR MEN LIKE THIS WERE WOULD WE BE NOW. I'VE BEEN THERE, I KNOW ITS HELL, AND THE ONLY EASY DAY WAS YESTERDAY. THANK YOU, AND YOUR FAMILYS FOR HAVEING THE STRENGTH TO STAND BEHIND YOU.
BRETT C SSGT/3RD OF THE 1ST SF/HONORABLE MEDICAL <brett@specialoperations.com>
ft.lauderdale, fl USA - Friday, November 19, 2004 at 09:10:10 (PST)
When my husband completed the course and finally came home, he brought back a small crest for me to wear. I didn't really understand what SF was about and used to ask what the heck ODA meant. After he laughed at my verbage of "ooodah", he finally told me.A few months later, I'm sitting at Chapmans funeral watching his wife be so very strong. Everynite I look down at my little crest and pray outloud for his brothers that have done their duties and have been taken from us to watch over him and the others still steppin up to that line. The woman and mother in me prays his name isn't etched in stone anytime soon, but the SF wife knows what duty and honor look like. He always winks at me as he boards that plane.
Kai 1 SFG (A)
washington, WA USA - Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 00:51:36 (PST)
SF.Daniel Romero, Heck of a nice soldier I met In Colorado, when I first met him sitting in the office, I was told" you have to train him". I told myself, what can you train him on, he learned fast, he ended up training me. I was back in Texas when I heard the news. Remember Dan right on Sept.11, what can I say, we sat in the lobby of a hotel, all 3 of us,we looked at each other, wondering and amazed. I missed his funeral, where most of his freinds were. I made it to his sisters graduation, Gabrielle. I met Dans parents and family. I gave Gabrielle an American Flag I had acquired. She PROUDLY wore the flag along with a crest of Special Forces her brother proudly earned. When they called her name,I was amazed at the support and freinds that stood up and cheered. I'm glad to call a Special Force Soldier.... A freind.
Mike Torres 82 nd Airborne <roadkilll@comcast.net>
Dallas, Texas USA - Monday, November 15, 2004 at 13:36:52 (PST)
hey paul, just want to let you know what's going on. First of all, i miss you terribly, second, i'm about to graduate brother. After 7 years, i finally made it. I hope wherever you are, you're laughing and having a dip. i can't tell you how much everyone misses you. I want to thank you again and again and again. To everyone over there, We are proud of you guys. Take care, and We will all see you guys at home. Paul, i'll talk to ya later, Rat
Adam Kohler <abkohler@kent.edu>
kent, ohio USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 22:04:40 (PST)
Thank you to all That keep us safe , I know many have gave the altimate sacrifice, there life, and I know many make sacrifices every day, leaving your families and all, A special HOO YA to my Baby Brother up in Heaven above, Thank you, I miss and Love you so much STAFF SGT. Paul Mardis. WE Will never forget what you did for us!!! Love Your Sister(Your GreenBeret Sister) Cindy
Cindy S. Corder <ccorder3@columbus.rr.com>
Zanesville, OH USA - Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 15:13:27 (PST)
How do you pay homage to such Great Americans as these? I humbly submit my condolences to the families and friends of these Brave Men. I offer prayers for their safe passage to the Gates of Glory, which they have so selfishly earned. I pride myself for being counted among the men of such caliber who make up the SOF community. I thank them all for indulging someone as unworthy as myself. I take solace in knowing they are there, on high, dutifully watching over us as we plod through our lives. I stand in awe of their sacrifice and selfishly guard this gift they have given us called Freedom. I know that they, each, in turn, made the greatest of sacrifices, and reached out and touched the Face of God. We are a lesser species for their passing. They will be sorely missed.
Brent Cloud, MSG (Ret), ODA 573, 574, 336, 335 <w1e2r3t4@earthlink.net>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 11:39:36 (PST)
Thank you so much for the sacrifice that you made for our country. Thank you for making it possible that we may continue to have freedom and so the rest of the world may know & experience the freedom that we have. Thank you to your family who allowed you to serve your country.
Christina Daoud <chriscd_98@yahoo.com>
Coldwater, mi USA - Saturday, November 06, 2004 at 07:14:23 (PST)
Sgt. Roy Wood, Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. You gave all so that others may be free. I will never forget the members of ODA 2092 and never forget the night I had to help inventory your gear. I only wish I could be the soldier you will forever be. De Opresso Liber, KEN
Sgt. Ken Green 1/19th SFG(A) <sfgreen@hotmail.com>
West Jordan, Ut USA - Monday, November 01, 2004 at 12:56:21 (PST)
Sgt. Roy Wood, Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. You gave all so that others may be free. I will never forget the members of ODA 2091 and never forget the night I had to help inventory your gear. I only wish I could be the soldier you will forever be. De Opresso Liber, KEN
Sgt. Ken Green 1/19th SFG(A) <sfgreen@hotmail.com>
West Jordan, Ut USA - Monday, November 01, 2004 at 12:53:54 (PST)
i would like to offer my condolances to all of the familys who have lost loved ones serving with special forces,throughtout the various conflicts in the 20th and 21st century. these men made the supreme scarifice so that others could experience the freedom we do,and that their scarifice was not in vain. special forces are the best of the best,and no one can beat them !!!!!
JO CHAMBERS <jochambers_65@hotmail.com>
DAGENHAM, U.K. - Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at 16:31:52 (PDT)
Paul Sweeney, Paul I considered you like a brother to me, and as October 30th approaches, It's hard to forget and easy to remember all the good times we had. Your wife and kids will always be taken care of, and you will never be forgotten, someday we will all be together again, but until then, thank-you and we miss you! John
John Schwartz <jschwartz75@verizon.net>
Hawley, Pa. USA - Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at 10:12:50 (PDT)
Paul Sweeney, Paul I considered you like a brother to me, and as October 30th approaches, It's hard to forget and easy to remember all the good times we had. Your wife and kids will always be taken care of, and you will never be forgotten, someday we we all be together again, but until then, thank-you and we miss you! John
John Schwartz <jschwartz75@verizon.net>
Hawley, Pa. USA - Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at 10:11:55 (PDT)
Tomorrow October 26th,2004 Would be my Brother Staff SGT. Paul Mardis And His Beautiful wife Kacey's second wedding anniversary, I know they didnt get very much time on this earth together married, but they got in enough time for a lifetime of memories. So Kacey you are a terrific sister, and always will be,Happy Anniversay We all love you!! Cindy
Cindy S. Corder <ccorder3@columbus.rr.com>
Zanesville, OH USA - Monday, October 25, 2004 at 13:10:48 (PDT)
I just want to say thank you, not only to those who have have paid the ultimate price for our freedom so selflessly, but also to those who dedicate their lives to our freedom everyday. I feel such deep sorrow for the families of these fallen heros. Thanks to all.
Elton Roundhill <e.roundhill@verizon.net>
Bothell, Wa. USA - Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at 18:27:38 (PDT)
I would like to say THANK YOU to all of the men who serve in the Special Forces. We don't hear much about you on the news, but we know your there. When my four children lay their heads on their pillows at night and fall off to sleep, I know without a doubt that, there are Quiet Hero's somewhere in the world tonight doing their job; so my babies can sleep peacfully and grow up in a free society. For that, I THANK YOU! MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES!
Duane K. Toney <patriotscoach@sbcglobal.net>
Woodland, CA USA - Sunday, October 17, 2004 at 00:24:58 (PDT)
I Just Wanted to Say, It will be Three months in a few hours Not a minute, an hour, a day goes by that I dont think of you, STAFF SGT. PAUL C. MARDIS I LOVE YOU!!! And I will never forget your sacrifice. One of my friends at work came home, He left the same day you did,all he could say to me is Im so sorry, He gave me the biggest hug ,but it was what he said to me as both of our eyes filled with tears that meant the most, It was one of those things that only we know!! He said to me " Cindy, I just want you to know that I will pray for you and your family and your loss, But Just know that It wasnt for nothing, Paul most of thought is was worth it Or He would not of loved what he done" It was for something , Thats what made the most since, Just know that All the families still waiting Or the families that will be waiting soon for your loved one to come home, that it is worth something, You are all heros in my book! Hats off to you on your journey to or from. We Will never forget your sacrifices, Ilove you Little Brother,Cindy
Cindy S. Corder <ccorder3@columbus.rr.com>
Zanesville, OH USA - Thursday, October 14, 2004 at 18:37:04 (PDT)
I have just learned from one of Robert's class mates that Sgt 1 class Robert Mogensen was killed in Afghanistan. I am very shaken by these terrible news. Robert was a student in my first French class in 99. He was what great guy and and a hard working, dedicated person. I greatly enjoyed having him as a student. This is a great loss for his wife and children, as well as his parents,to whom I would like to send my condolences. Even though I am not a soldier myself, my work with SF soldiers has taught me to respect the dedication and devotion of those soldiers who are willing to give their life to keep ours safe. God bless you. May you rest in peace.
Pascale Noland, French Instr., Soaf
Fayetteville, NC USA - Sunday, October 03, 2004 at 08:28:58 (PDT)
TO ALL SPECIAL FORCES SOLDIERS , AND FAMILIES! I AM A 50 YEARS OLD BRAZILIAN CITIZEN WHO FIRST LEARNED OF YOUR MAGNIFICENT JOB THROUGH THE PAGES OF " THE GREEN BERETS" , OF MR. ROBIN MOORE, AND LEARNED TO SING " THE BALLAD OF THE GREEN BERRET" WHEN I SAW JOHN WAYNE´S MOVIE,LONG AGO. I DO KNOW THAT WHEN TIMES GET ROUGH YOU ANSWER THE CALL OF DUTY , GET YOUR BATTLE GEAR, YOUR BUDDIES, AND SAYS " SEE YOU SOON, DARLING; KISS THE KIDS FOR ME EVERYDAY WHEN I'M OFF!", AND SO YOU GO... I DO KNOW THAT YOUR JOB IS HARD AND, SOMETIMES, SOME OF YOU DO NOT RETURN TO THE LOVED ONES! SO I DO EXPRESS MY SORROW FOR THE LOST SOLDIERS, MY CONDOLENCES FOR THEIR FAMILIES, AND MY DEEP RESPECT FOR THE JOB DONE. I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN YOU TO HELP YOU TO DO YOUR JOB, BUT I DO NOT HAVE PHYSICAL FITNESS, COMBAT TACTICS OR NOTHING ELSE WORTH TO HELP TO DO THE JOB. I AM SORRY FOR THIS! I KNOW THAT MY ENGLISH GRAMMAR IS NOT GOOD, BUT THIS JOHN DOE DO RESPECT ALL OF YOU, YOUR JOB, AND I WISH YOU TO CLEAN OUT THE FREE WORLD OF ALL THE BAD GUYS (OSSAMA,...AND ALL OTHER TERRRORISTS) WHICH PUT IN RISK OUR WAY OF LIFE. AS MY LANGUAGE IS LIMITED I END HERE.; THANKS YOU ALL FOR ALL YOU DID , ARE DOING, AND CERTAINLY WILL DO WHENEVER YOUR LEADERS THINK SO! RESPECTFULLY MARCO CESAR SPINOSA BRAZIL MARCOP.C.S@BOL.COM.BR
marco cesar spinosa <marco.c.s@bol.com.br>
sao paulo, sp BRAZIL - Friday, October 01, 2004 at 09:18:31 (PDT)
Hey "Fergy". It's been about 3 months since I heard the news. I'm still in awe that you're gone. To me, you were invencible! I remember that time you about kicked my ass in the snows of Utah because I wanted to wear my headphones while pulling the sled! Ha ha ha! That was a good time. I learned a lot from you during that WET. Who was that Capt. in charge of your ODA during that. God, I can picture his face right now. He should have been an accountant, not an ODA commander. As a SOTA, I always enjoyed going out with your team. You, Mike Toth, Ricky Robinson, Paul Barkley, and the rest. You always made us "support guys" feel welcome. God Speed Fergy. I hope that you've found peace and that wherever you are standing at attention for your entrance. You deserve it. "De Oppresso Liber" my friend. Be at peace. Cpl. Hancock
Chris Hancock Spt. 2/10 SFG(A) Former <hancock_c@earthlink.net>
Modesto, Ca USA - Sunday, September 26, 2004 at 15:01:09 (PDT)
Robert was an outstanding young soldier. I was his first squad leader when he first came in the military. He was always focused and dedicated and eager to serve his country. He will be greatly missed by me and the many friends that he has made during his short time in the military.
SFC Johnny W. Miles <JWM1665@aol.com>
Spring Lake, NC USA - Sunday, September 26, 2004 at 11:52:04 (PDT)
SFC Mogensen was a very good friend of mine. I was stationed at Ft. Bragg with the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) as a support soldier from 1998 to 2003. Rob was my neighbor on post. Out of all the people whom I encountered throughout my life, Rob made the biggest impact on my life and the life of my family, as did his wife Tanya and his children. He was the best example of a true friend, a great husband and father, and an outstanding Soldier. I miss the fishing trips together, the BBQ's, and just sitting on the back of the pick-up truck talking about the work day and watching our kids play together in the yard. For every "Silver Bullet" I drink, I will drink another in your honor. I will never forget you dude... never."
Jerry L. Moore Jr. (Former Special Operations Soldier) <Jerry51m@mchsi.com>
Starbuck, MN USA - Saturday, September 25, 2004 at 02:30:30 (PDT)
SSG Paul A Sweeney KIA Afghanistan Oct.30,2002-Brother,there will never be a moment when you are not in my heart,there will never come a day when your picture doesn't make me cry,there will never come a night when you are not my last thought before I drift off,there will never come a day that I will forget your laugh,there will never come a day when I can look at your sons and not hurt for all that they will miss,there will never be a day that I am not proud of you,there WILL come a day when I will see you again.I will always love you,I will always miss you and I am forever proud. God Bless you all,Stay Safe,and most importantly-THANK-YOU!!
Tara <moro5153@yahoo.com>
USA - Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 19:27:00 (PDT)
SSG Aaron Holleyman - A fine soldier, medic and member of ODA 531 whose troopers showed me what the best of the best can do. Aaron, you're in our thoughts and prayers. God rest your soul. Tom
Tom/OGA/Al-Qa'im <tom-eu@operamail.com>
- Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 15:04:48 (PDT)
These brave men and the wen who fell before them are the epitomy of what i am striving to become. I appreciate thier great sacrifices and i offer my condolences to thier families and friend. Even though i did not know any of them personally the faces and names ive read here today will remain with me for the rest of my life. america needs more men like them.
nathaniel damron
swansboro, nc USA - Monday, September 20, 2004 at 19:49:31 (PDT)
God Bless all these young people and the famililies and friends who love them.
mickie flanigan <mmmousy@aol.com>
barrington, il USA - Sunday, September 19, 2004 at 14:50:17 (PDT)
Its been a little over two months now sense we lost my little brother SSG Paul C. MARDIS. I still dont understand why him, and I probably never will. He was my mentor, My Hero, and the best brother anyone could ask for. Paul loved doing his job, and thats the only Peace I have with the whole thing right now. Paul was more like my sister and I's big brother than our little brother . We lost our parents very young, and after we got a little bit older even tho he was the baby , he became who I looked up to. I just want the world to realize that he and the many other heros of this war will never be forgotten, and that Im proud of all of our military and all there hard work and dedication to keep us all safe. and while other people go on living day to day,I have a huge void in my heart, that will never be filled ,no one could never fill the shoes of a brother ,a hero, a friend, like Paul C. Mardis. I love you little Brother!!! I miss you so much, Love Cindy
Cindy S. Corder <ccorder3@columbus.rr.com>
Zanesville, OH USA - Sunday, September 19, 2004 at 06:29:37 (PDT)
In 2003, I served for a time with Capt. Eggers overseas. In my short time with him, I noticed right off that he was very enthusiastic about his job and the epitome of a professional. I heard the news of his death from a friend of mine. Although I did not know him well, I was proud to have served under him. Capt. Eggers is now part of that line of warriors that have paid the ultimate price. To his faimly, please accept my deepest sympathy and to Capt. Eggers, thank you.
SGT John Petty
Marietta, GA USA - Saturday, September 18, 2004 at 08:19:27 (PDT)
I had the pleasure of serving with Bill Bennett as a deep Sea Diver at Ft Eustis, VA. Bill Bennett was a mentor and a friend. I feel proud to have known him and this Country is at a great loss without him. His will and values will be carried on by those he touched. SFC Ed Knight
SFC Edward Knight <edward.knight@usarc-emh2.army.mil>
Walker, MI USA - Friday, September 17, 2004 at 12:06:30 (PDT)
To All in Uniform, For my brothers in arms who have fought the wars before us, May we ALWAYS keep the fight strong, Our Hearts stronger and the desire to do what is RIGHT to continue providing the coverage of safety for our Families,Friends and those who we hold close. Our battles may be long,our days even longer and futher away from those we love the most.Our time will come where we will Come Home and be "Welcomed Back" with opened arms after our tours are done.My Quest is to continue Honoring those who have fought the fight Before me, With Me and Along side me.......
Cpl Paul Bronson,HHC 1/172nd Ar,158th FW,411th CA Bn <Jedimed@military.com>
Waterbury, CT USA - Thursday, September 16, 2004 at 21:13:49 (PDT)
Dear Paul, I can't tell you how much everyone misses you! you are my brother that i miss so much. running around as kids and being able to have a goofy conversation is what i miss. i can't tell you how pissed i am that i can't hold my tears back when i try and write this. you were always the toughest, and that's what hurts most. i'm always going to be proud of you and hold the military and you in the highest. thank God, and bless all of you. For people who did not know paul, i'm sorry you were not able to meet him. he was a hero to his family and community and a statement for what a man should be. For people who did know him, then you know he was more than just meeting the standards. Paul Mardis had a goal and that was to live life. He lived a life that could equal a thousand men. He lived a life that we can only measure to. I love you paul, i know you hated when i said that, but i always meant it, you were and always will be my brother and best friend adam (rat)
adam kohler <abkohler@kent.edu>
coshocton, ohio USA - Tuesday, September 14, 2004 at 22:37:16 (PDT)
I would like to thank all of the SF soldiers who have sacrificed their lives in order to spare the rest of ours. Rest In Peace SSG Orlando, Morales (03/29/03) As the possibility of deployment looms over my detachment, I can only hope to be half the soldier that you were!!
PV2 Arroyo, Cheryl, ARNG, 28th Fin Bn <cheryl.arroyo@us.army.mil>
Reading, PA USA - Sunday, September 12, 2004 at 08:28:04 (PDT)
On this, the third anniversary of the attacks of September 11th, may we never forget what these brave men fought for: Our way of life. May God bless them and may He bless the United States of America. Love to all of you.
David
Terre Haute, IN USA - Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 21:06:57 (PDT)
I got a forwarded e-mail the other day from a friend of mine that was sent to her from a highschool friend honoring a soldier killed in Iraq. I tried several times to open the attachment with his picture and I couldn't get it open. For a brief moment I had a really strange feeling that maybe I shouldn't open it, it might be someone I knew. I tried again today and was mortified to see a familiar face looking back at me. To double check I went onto a website listing the names of fallen soldiers and saw his name, Michael Tarlavsky. I dated him while he was stationed in Hawaii. Although we had our issues I am so thankful that I called him about a year after we broke up and we got a chance to talk and settle everything. I am very sad for his family and friends and our country. Mike, for all the good and bad times we spent together I hope you know that you held a very special place in my heart and I hope to bump into you one day again when it's my time to go. I live in Virginia now and I read that you are buried at Arlington Cemetary and i'm gonna come visit you soon!!
Brittany Ford <brittanyford@hotmail.com>
Virginia Beach, VA USA - Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 16:38:29 (PDT)
I really enjoy this site. Although it is very sobering seeing the new names added to the Memorial list each week or month. I feel like holding my breath before I check it each week. I didn't take the opportunity to join the Special Forces. I was in the 25th Infantry Division for four years. But now I'm living vicariously as both my sons are currently in phase two. I hope they make it, and may God protect and keep them and all our troops.
Dennis Webster <elkiron@earthlink.net>
Norco, CA USA - Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 14:51:20 (PDT)
Mitch, It's been three years today since 9-11. And today just reminds me how much I miss you. You were an absolute AMAZING person! I Love You so Much!! I miss you! I LOVE YOU!! <3 whitney <3
Whitney <Magicc9595@aol.com>
Alpharetta, ga USA - Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 14:33:23 (PDT)
May God be with them all.
Carlos
Miami, FL USA - Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 08:08:54 (PDT)

Paul was like my twin brother growing up. I have never been around a harder worker or a more courageous person. You are a true hero, your whole crew back home is proud of you! Love you bro.
Michael Kohler <mdkohler21@hotmail.com>
Coshocton, Ohio USA - Tuesday, September 07, 2004 at 13:47:17 (PDT)


I offer my condolences to the men who died in service to their country, and especially their families who grieve them. My ties are to the 10th. Sincerely, Jjvanvrn
jjvanvrn <jjvanvrn@sbcglobal.net>
Houston, TX USA - Tuesday, September 07, 2004 at 01:42:54 (PDT)
Thank you, all of you, for your dedication and the example you set for all.
5/19th SFG(A) <mobius1972@yahoo.com>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Monday, September 06, 2004 at 21:27:59 (PDT)
I briefly knew Mike Tarlavsky and Orlando Morales during my stay at SWC, Mike was well liked among his peers, Orlando was on my SUT team, and a great team player... I cared for them both. To find out much later that my once favorite infantry squad leader Paul Sweeny had died really hurt... Pauly, I will do my best to follow the example you set as a soldier, and caring person...I will not forget any you!!
Rob Cantu <mroktober18@yahoo.com>
Redmond, WA USA - Monday, September 06, 2004 at 21:09:47 (PDT)
Nate, I remember when you showed up to 1st group. I remember your pre-SCUBA train up...with that float belt! I still laugh. I remember the snowboarding trips, but my best memories of you are when we were the "Swimmin' Elvis's, Key West Chapter." Thanks for your humor, I will remember you always. John
John A-3-1 SFG (formerly)
Sanford, NC USA - Friday, September 03, 2004 at 12:23:54 (PDT)
I knew MSG Ferguson as "Fergy"! He was my phase III instructor. He was a good instructor. Always had a smile on his face. We served togeather in 10th GP, BadToz, FRG. He was a great guy, knew his UW as good as anyone. He loved to have a good time but when it came to getting the job done he was "right there"! He was a warrior that will be missed by me. He now joins the ranks of SF soldiers who gave it all for our country.
MSG James P Phillips (Ret.) <jpmeir@hot.rr.com>
Lonena, tx USA - Friday, September 03, 2004 at 09:56:26 (PDT)
I knew Master Sgt. Richard L. Ferguson. He was my uncle. He was one of my favorite ones... I didn't get to spend much time with him considering he lived so far away and couldn't visit much because of his job and his family. He will be greatly missed. If anyone reads this and knows any stories about him please e-mail me, I would love to hear them. Thanks so much.
Becky Ferguson <hotlildevil12187@aol.com>
West Warwick, RI USA - Friday, September 03, 2004 at 07:26:25 (PDT)
I didn't know any of these brave men but I want to say thank you to them and their families anyway. Thank you for protecting the Walls of Freedom. Thank you for your sacrifice. May God bless the families and dry their tears. I will always be thankful. May you rest in peace.
Carlo Gerber <carlo_gerber@mac.com>
South Africa - Wednesday, September 01, 2004 at 14:52:35 (PDT)
My thoughts and prayers are with CPT Tarlavsky, his family, and the entire SF community during this difficult time. CPT Rob Ramonas Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Robert Ramonas <robert.ramonas@us.army.mil>
Washington, DC USA - Wednesday, September 01, 2004 at 13:05:16 (PDT)
"Yea though I walk through the valley of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me." Psalm 23:4
M. Enwiya <m_enwiya@yahoo.com>
Chicago, IL USA - Wednesday, September 01, 2004 at 12:54:04 (PDT)
My name is Sheila O'Neil Reed I'm the daughter of Capt. Lawerence Murdock O'Neil. My father was a Special Forces Green Beret. He completed four tours of Vietnam in a special unit of Special Forces called the Mike Force "Mobile Strike Force" In July of 1990 my father attend a Special Forces reunion in Washington DC. On the 4th of July my father passed away just hours after visiting the Vietnam Memorial. These are words written by my brother Larry O'Neil Jr for by father's eulogy and my sister Christa Hyman. I have provided these words to my US Senator Max Burns at his request so he could share them with others. This may sound corny to some, but my father was that type of man whose world was black and white and he believed in God, Home, Country, the Flag, Mom and apple pie. He will always be remembered as a warrior, husband and father. He resided over our family like the irish warrior king that he was. We paid homage to our king with our love. He was a very rich king, with a wife, eight children, sisters, brothers and friends that loved him. He lived to see his children grow, mature, prosper and raise children of their own. During this time of grief we all rallied around our fallen king. Heaven represents something different to each of us. I am sure that their must be a corner of heaven reserved for the noble warriors of this world to hear battle cries being roared, the rattle of sheilds, clash of swords, shots being fired, artillery rumbling in the distance and to feel the ground vibrating during the explosians, that was his heaven. The fourth of July is indeed a special day, it is the day we celebrate our country's freedom. This freedom was earned by men who made a conscious decision to gain it, regardless of the overwhelming odds. They sacrifised their sweat, blood and lives to acheive the freedom that we now enjoy. I know these men, my father was one of them and they will always be prepared to do battle to ensure others freedom and rights without regard for their own safety. He had fought for others freedom with many brave men, some died and some had lived through it. He was among those same men, his other family who had protected each others point, rear and flanks during battle. It was fitting somehow and he would have it no ther way than to be among his comrades in arms, toasting the memories of fallen comrades and celebrating our countries freedom when he passed away. Freedom is not easily won or maintained. There are always those who would keep us from it or attempt to take it from us. We owe a great dept to all of the men and women who have battled the enemies for us. Dad's femur was shattered in Vietnam and he suffered bravely for the next 21 years. Bucky Burruss a fellow Green Beret and good friend of my father,in his book "Mike Force", described Dad as he was being evacuated to the beach sitting in a chair, "like the glorious old warlord that he was." Many of his friends died in battle and since then, and many still carry the physcial and mental scars of their battles for freedom. For us and for others, they gave up a part of themselves and were willing to die. Bucky wrote a poem for Dad after he learned that Dad's wounds had not healed well and he was being medically discharged from the Army: Limp For the rest of you life Proundly It is you award for valor Your badge of courage The Purple Heart you'll wear Long after the uniform Is put away It is the symbol of the sacrifice you've made For freedom's sake You Who offered your life In freedom's name Were made a living monument To those who died For freedom Limp For the rest of your life Proundly AND HE DID
Sheila O. Reed <soneilreed@comcast.net>
Evans, ga USA - Monday, August 30, 2004 at 12:24:32 (PDT)
Hello S.F. community!! I just wanted to take the time to say how much support we have had since we lost Paul. I have had so many people e-mail me, some I have answered some not, but I have read them all and I am very thankful for everyones support. I would like to tell everyone that we ( His wife Kacey, his sister Sherri,and I ,his sister Cindy) have counted are blessings, The scholarship fund that has been set up in his name has so far been sucessful! We hope to be able to help two students a year go to school. There will also be a Pancake breakfast for those in are area, on October 16th 2004. Anyone that would like more information, Please feel free to contact me via e-mail! Thank you for all the support, and to his team in Iraq, We Love You All!!! Come home soon and Safe! Cindy Corder and Family!!
Cindy S. Corder <ccorder3@columbus.rr.com>
Zanesville, OH USA - Sunday, August 29, 2004 at 06:41:34 (PDT)
Mike... Not Fair!!!!... I have to find this way that you died!!! Man I feel like... well you know, I have been wishing for so long that we could have have some time to clear things between us... so many years since that stupid argument at Rutgers, man ... it was not worth it. I tracked your progress through IOBC, Ranger School and SF (Jimmy was keeping me posted) and all those years I was always wishing to call you, just so we wouldn't leave things on a bad note... now I will never be able to. Man I just want to say I am sorry for not doing this sooner, I know it was not your fault of what happened... it was a stupid situation that in perspective feels like nothing. I am sorry about arguing back in school, but I am most sorry to find out that now I will never be able to apologize for fighting about it. God I pray you are somewhere now you can hear me say "I am sorry, man"... sorry for all these stupid years of silence. I will see you again sometime, I just hate not being able to make peace with you on this lifetime. For whatever is worth, you were always my favorite candidate, and as I got into SF myself I was sure that I would bump into you sometime, that we could go for a beer and remember all the good times, the ranger parties in Kilmer woods (hiding from the cops) dragging your drunk ass down the hills with Chad, Jim and all the guys. I am so sorry bro, sorry for your loved ones who must be going through hell... I promise that we will get together sometime and remember just the good times man, if not on this one, on the next one. Your Bud always, John.
SGT Parodi, John M, 20th SFG NC ARNG <john.parodi@us.army.mil>
USA - Saturday, August 28, 2004 at 23:44:40 (PDT)
This prayer and thanks goes out to all listed here and those not listed here too. Strength and Honor, you gallant Band Of Brothers. My family are grateful for you giving the ultimate sacrifice.
Mike T. <stopper32@aol.com>
Staten Island, NY USA - Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 12:23:12 (PDT)
My respects
Van Dromme Louis "3para-commande <l.vandromme@pandora.be>
Mechelen, Antw belgium - Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 11:44:47 (PDT)
I had the distinct pleasure of serving with MSG Ferguson. He will be missed. Thanx Ferg!!! Lewbob
Lew Johnson-10th SFG(A) Ret. <SF18FBC@cableone.net>
Prescott, AZ USA - Monday, August 23, 2004 at 05:39:10 (PDT)
I knew Paul Mardis he was like my uncle. I always looked up to him . he will be missed by many.
Sarah Swan <sarahduck01@aol.com>
Warsaw, OH USA - Thursday, August 19, 2004 at 20:10:44 (PDT)
I did not know the Capt. I wish i could say i did, because it sounds like he was a great man. But I did not have to hear that from all the people that have responded to his death. He earned my respect for his self-sacrifice to his extremly grateful nation. I hope that his family can find peace in that he died fighting for his beleifs, and the saftey of Americans every where.
Mitch Turner <grunt123456_884@homtail.com>
Grundy Center, IA USA - Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 13:01:10 (PDT)
Bobby I hope this is comming in 5 by 5, brother I miss you; but I know the company you are keeping now is of the best! I feel you are taking a knee facing out and drinking water with Nate, Mark, John and the rest of the boys from 1st Group, just waiting and watch over the rest of the teams. Brother help us make the right choices and keeping the faith. Until we link up Bobby, I will do what you would want all of the boys to do "Charlie Mike!"
M TRUJILLO <MILFREEFALL@HOTMAIL.COM>
USA - Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 12:28:49 (PDT)
SSG Paul Madris, it was honor to meet you and care for you as your nurse while you were a patient at Walter Reed. My prayers and blessings go out to your family and lovely wife. I have thought of you and your wife often since you entered the gates of heaven. May you always have peace now. YOU are a hero for all of your actions! God bless your entire family as they mourn, but keep your spirit alive. Until that day, peace~ LT Gaskin
Lisa Gaskin (LT) <gaskinlm@aol.com>
Washington , DC USA - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 20:09:22 (PDT)
My prayers and blessings to the Tarlavsky Family. Trish and Joey, we will be there to support you as you/we mourn the loss of a wonderful husband, father, son, brother and friend to many. may Mike rest in peace until we all meet him again one day! He was a courageous man with a kind soul, who gave his life for us and this country. His memories and kindred spirit will continue to live on always. YOU WILL BE MISSED CPT MICHAEL Y. TARLAVSKY by all who knew you. Trish we grieve with you...but support you and Joey always! Your friend Lisa G~
Lisa Gaskin (LT) <gaskinlm@aol.com>
Washington , DC USA - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 20:04:29 (PDT)
I had the honor of knowing Mike Tarlavsky at Rutgers. He was probably the most intense person I have ever met, yet at the same time always willing to help out where he could. My deepest sympathies go out to Capt. Tarlavsky's family.
Bill Kuzmin <bkuzmin@yahoo.com>
Spring Lake, NJ USA - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 18:03:19 (PDT)
To Captain Tarlavsky's Family; Our Families most heartfelt sympathies on the death of your son,husband,father,soldier. You are in our prayers,and I know that Capt. T is watching over you.GOD bless you.
Chuck Lavalle <norsethor@aol.com>
Ft. Monmouth, NJ USA - Monday, August 16, 2004 at 12:52:49 (PDT)
This is very difficult to write, since Mike will always be considered to be my friend. But Michael Tarlavsky was a man among men. He sent me an email just before going back over to Iraq. And I thought nothing of it. Mike is one of the "untouchables." He is fearless and as much a soldier as any of the legendary names in SF. If you knew this guy, you know what I mean. If not, there are no words to explain the horrible loss this country has encountered.
Jesse Basher, 972 <jessebasher@yahoo.com>
Riverbank, CA USA - Monday, August 16, 2004 at 12:30:45 (PDT)
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Catp. Michael Tarlavsky. He was a great American and will surely be missed.
Scott Jones <scott@svnp.com>
Nutley, NJ USA - Monday, August 16, 2004 at 07:50:37 (PDT)
To the Parents of Kelly L. Hornbeck, Mr. and Ms. Hornbeck, Please let me offer you my most sincere condolences on the loss of Kelly.I remember him well. You are in our hearts and prayers and know that I still mourn of one of my best friends ever, his brother Kurt. He gave me so much in the time we had, and I think of him almost every day of my life. I believe that Kurt and Kelly were both protectors. And now they do that as angels from heaven. I know my Kurt has been looking over me since 1989. I am proud to have such a wonderful guardian angel. Thank you for giving such wonderful children to the world. Much Love, Kurt's Friend Mimi.
Milarca Kruse-Civilian <milarcaworld@hotmail.com>
Dallas, TX USA - Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at 10:00:20 (PDT)
For the family of William Bennett and team that was, we pray for your continued strength. 594 was a long time ago for us, but our thoughts are with you. - Smiley I never have seen men weep as I had at Bruce Price's memorial. "Silver Wings on My Son's Chest...." will now mean so much more. Troy, you did really well - everyone was very touched by your words. Never forget to say I LOVE YOU, to your friends, your family, your country and your G*d. <
Kristine Bacon <cloverbum@hotmail.com>
Everywhere and Nowhere, USA - Monday, August 09, 2004 at 19:01:29 (PDT)
God Bless.
Jason
Edwadsville, IL USA - Sunday, August 08, 2004 at 19:35:38 (PDT)
Words cannot express the loss of a loved one, but may it help to know that others care and are so grateful to those who fight for the freedom of all of us. God Bless
Mary McGaw <caledonian9uk@yahoo.co.uk>
Redhill, Surrey, England - Sunday, August 08, 2004 at 13:57:27 (PDT)
SGT. Vance i will always rember what you said to me the day you left to on the mission and i always ask why you had to go that day and even though we spoke breifly you will always been in my mind RLTW I willl never forget you
Bryan Day 3/20th SFG <bryan.day1@us.army.mil>
Hollywood, FL USA - Saturday, August 07, 2004 at 07:19:02 (PDT)
To the families of these fine SF soldiers and to the SF soldiers themselves. I am very proud to say that i put on the same uniform as do all of you. I just returned home from Bagram Air Base where we did engineer work at times for the outstanding soldiers at Camp Vance. Even though all we did was hesco work and lay rock for the sf soldiers there i was proud just to be inside there compound. If i have my way i will soon join there ranks. My deepest prayers go out to the families of these quiet professionals, they will never be forgotten! sincerely Spc Keith W. Gay C. Co. 205th Engr La National Guard
spc keith gay c co 205th engr La Nat guard <keith.gay1@us.army.mil>
slidell, la USA - Tuesday, August 03, 2004 at 00:41:11 (PDT)
We are having a Memorial Service in Parrish, FL for SSG Paulc. Mardis, Jr. on Saturday, August 7 at 11:00 a.m. If any one living in the area would like information, please email me. Sherri Lawrence-PPaul's sister
Sherri Lawrence <by-the-bay@verizon.net>
Palmetto, FL USA - Saturday, July 31, 2004 at 08:17:43 (PDT)
This gnarly, old, long in tooth, vet needed to thank each and every one of you for your service, sacrifice, and valor. God Bless.
Gary Pollard <gpollard@reiughes.com>
Kalamazoo, MI USA - Friday, July 30, 2004 at 11:11:01 (PDT)
To all of MSG Richard Ferguson "Fergie" friends, family, and comrades I extend my deepest condolences. I just found out today about Fergie and I have been devastated and demoralized all day. Fergie was the senior charlie on my first team ODA 334 at Fort Devens. We became best friends and comrades.Our paths crossed again in 2002 at Fort Carson prior to my deployment to Afghanistan. We shared some great times and operations. My greatest memories in SF involve Fergie. I am a lost soul tonight because of his loss. Why him? The SF community has suffered a great loss. Stay Hard my friend. MAC
SFC Randy "MAC" McKee C/3/10th SFG/, C/2/20th SFG <cyazman@aol.com>
Memphis, TN USA - Saturday, July 24, 2004 at 20:38:04 (PDT)
Hello,I am the sister of Staff Sgt.Paul C. Mardis,I want to thank everyone for their prayers. Paul loved his job. I want to send a message to his his unit still deployed, We love you all and will pray for you to come home soon and safe. God bless you all, Cindy Corder and Family. ccorder3@columbus.rr.com
Cindy Corder <ccorder3@columbus.rr.com>
zanesville, oh USA - Thursday, July 22, 2004 at 09:22:08 (PDT)
Paul C. Mardis...The finest soldier I had the privledge to serve with. You are not forgotten and never will be!
Daryl Niles: 1/502nd Inf. Reg. & USCGC Mohawk <DNiles@cgcmohawk.uscg.mil>
KEY WEST, FLORIDA USA - Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at 19:48:21 (PDT)
I want to pass on this information. CSM Special Forces retired, 30 years + of active duty CSM Hugh Gordon passed away on July 20th 2004. Veteran of WW2, Korea and Vietnam! May God bless him!!
George Gordon <yoohugh@aol.com>
winder, ga USA - Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at 15:39:15 (PDT)
Better check your guestbook. You may want to fix the text.
Chris Mock <humifish@msn.com>
USA - Monday, July 19, 2004 at 10:26:51 (PDT)
I was a member of 2nd Battalion from 2001 till 2004 and had the honor of working with Bobby Mcgee in the Arms Room. He was a great man and I learned a lot from him as an individual. He was always willing to share some knowledge or a great story. I for one will surely miss him. SSG Charles E. Odom
charles e. odom c btry 2/17 fa <org_noize@hotmail.com>
apo, ap Korea - Saturday, July 17, 2004 at 19:15:18 (PDT)
To all of my HEROS, The job you do and the professionalism in which you perform it is an inspiration to me and all I know. You will forever be in our prayers and you will be the model I teach to my children. Your legecy will forever be in the children that you freed and the children that aspire to be you. THANK YOU !!!!!
Phil Abdoo <ciddog91@yahoo.com>
Detroit, USA - Saturday, July 17, 2004 at 16:57:49 (PDT)
My head is bowed in prayer.My heart is heavy with grief. My chest is swollen with pride. GOD bless the souls of these fallen heroes and may HE comfort those that are left behind.
Chuck Lavalle <norsethor@aol.com>
Ft. Monmouth, NJ USA - Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at 07:53:29 (PDT)
Sgt Roy Wood.......... What an incredible guy, he was what a Doctor should be...... I will remember him always.
Eric Rich <eric.m.rich@exxonmobil.com>
USA - Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at 08:34:12 (PDT)
De oppresso liber..
Phil King
Temple Terrace, Florida USA - Monday, July 12, 2004 at 11:45:58 (PDT)
Honor the Best, they saved my life. Rest in Peace..To Msgt Ferguson, R team: thanks for what you did on 11 April in Samarra. I am here today thanks you. "Does it hurt?" "yes" "good you are alive" Please contact me.
SSG M C CO 2-108 Inf <troymusmc@yahoo.com>
Hudson Falls, NY USA - Wednesday, July 07, 2004 at 10:45:02 (PDT)
De Opresso Libre!
Carlos
Miami, FL USA - Monday, July 05, 2004 at 08:32:06 (PDT)
Hi, A great site. Thank You
Dol Opp <shadîw@aser.com>
USA - Sunday, July 04, 2004 at 07:48:46 (PDT)
Hi, I am Bill Bennett's sister I want to say thanks to all of you for your prayers and thoughts.
Sarah <tnteddybear37725@yahoo.com>
Dandridge, tn USA - Sunday, June 27, 2004 at 20:35:14 (PDT)
I randomly found this site. But u know, now that I see it... I would really like 2 thnk those ppl. It's amazing, ppl willing 2 give up their time for others, You gotta respect that.
Kirsten
MA USA - Sunday, June 27, 2004 at 20:19:12 (PDT)
I knew a good number of the men listed here on this site, and everyone one of them deserves the respect of this nation! But, particularly, I would like to comment about the one I knew best-Bill Bennett. Bill was an unbelievable soldier, hell of guy and Group really lost one of its best, as did our country. I won't bore everyone with details or specifics, but just know that you could count on Bill, he was a true asset. Bill told me something when we left Kuwait on my last deployment, and he was right!! He will not be forgotten!! He will be missed!! Alison, if there is anything at all that you or Seth ever need, do not hesitate to ask. Chris-594 99-01
Chris Ross 1 & 5/19, 2/20, C/3/5 SFGs <cross227@hotmail.com>
Los Angeles,, ca USA - Friday, June 25, 2004 at 19:15:18 (PDT)
I was part of the crew sent to fly the remains of Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory, and Brian Prosser out of Afghanistan after the accidental friendly fire incident. I appreciate this web site, because it has given me a chance to read more about these courageous individuals and to see a face behind the name. I appreciate their dedication and sacrifice for all of us. I consider the opportunity to fly them a great honor. My heart goes out to their families, and the families of all who have made the ultimate sacrifice. May God be with you.
Capt Daniel Pritt <dhpritt@cox.net>
Tucson, AZ USA - Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at 16:12:32 (PDT)
My thanks to all who serve, I am proud to be called a veteran. HOOV
John K Hoover 339 CSH
Pgh, Pa USA - Sunday, June 20, 2004 at 06:57:15 (PDT)
I served with many good men but none finer than the soldiers of this unit. My prayers are with you guys.
Maj Robert Lefler, C Co. 2/19th SFG (A) <robert.lefler@us.army.mil>
Gibsonia, Pa USA - Saturday, June 19, 2004 at 19:59:38 (PDT)
Please accept my condolences on behalf of my family and myself. I've served for 12 years and 8 within those walls, may God bless and lighten your hearts; and strengthen your resolve to continue fighting your daily battles to live according to His word. God bless
SSG Clarence Toussaint <clarence.a.toussaint@us.army.mil>
Honolulu, HI USA - Thursday, June 17, 2004 at 21:03:27 (PDT)
"We sleep safe in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf" Know it's miss quoted but we should all thank what ever God we beleive in that men like these are willing to fight and die for our freedom.Their gift of blood should always be honored and never forgotten.
Proud and humbled
USA - Sunday, June 13, 2004 at 06:30:11 (PDT)
America`s BEST, WORLD BEST. God bless all and please have a nice day
Australian Man <joe@fuckall.com.au>
sydney, USA - Friday, June 11, 2004 at 21:32:52 (PDT)
I am humbled by the sacrifice of these brave men. And it is true that in life freedom for these courageous warriors had a taste that we, the protected, will never know. Vaya con Dios!
Jamil Cadogan <ikesaysgo@aol.com>
Brooklyn , NY USA - Thursday, June 10, 2004 at 09:16:01 (PDT)
I have deep respect for all these men, for thier brothers they served with, the country they served for, and thier families they are now watching over. Aaron, my brother, his buddies called him Dan, was a man that I feared, respected, and loved. I miss him with every passing moment. He touched so many, many people in the short time he was alive. He lived with an intensity that will never perish. I am honored to say that he is my big brother, and that he died doing what God sent him here to do. I don't know the stories of these other soldiers, but I would like to say thank you to them and their families, I am truely grateful for their sacrifice. Thanks to those who have been so gracious. To all soldiers, words cannot express how blessed the USA is to have men and women like you. Thanks. Much love. Godspeed.
Gabrielle Romero <GABRIELLE.C.ROMERO@COLORADO.EDU>
Lafayette, Co USA - Wednesday, June 09, 2004 at 20:46:17 (PDT)
I would like to express my extreme gratitude for the sacrifice of all these brave young men and women and their families. Without their bravery and heroism, my children would not live in the land of the free. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice, I pray for your families daily and give all my respect. Much love, Krista
Krista Scarbrough <keek@bright.net>
Grover Hill, Ohio USA - Wednesday, June 09, 2004 at 06:36:05 (PDT)
To the families and friends of all the men here and all those who have sacrificed thier lives for this country. My thoughts are with you. "De Oppresso Liber" To liberate the Oppressed. I can think of no better cause to make such a sacrifice. Thanks to all of you for all you have done.
Kelly Lynn <kcelticwarrior@yahoo.com>
Fort Myers, Fl USA - Monday, June 07, 2004 at 10:42:41 (PDT)
I also wish to express my condolences to the loved ones of these heroes. Also, on Sunday, May 23rd, 2004, another hero passed away. My hero, and beloved Father.This is a list of the hero's awards, badges and medals: National defense service medal, Parachute badge (Master's wings), Vietnam campaign medal, Vietnam Service medal, Combat infantryman's badge, Presidential Unit citation, Purple Heart (2) ( 1st OLC), Good Conduct Medal (4), Vietnam Cross of Galantry W/Palm, Meritous Unit Citation, N. Vietnam Civil Actions Medal, Silver Star. He was Sgt. 1st class, and a green beret of the 5th Special Forces (ABN). He served 3 1/2 tours in Vietnam and was wounded badly on his 4th tour in which he was sent back home to Ft. Bragg, N.C. and transferred to the 82nd Airborne division where he continued his duties training Airborne Rangers untill his retirement in 1977. He passed away in Lewiston, Maine. There have never been any finer soldiers in the world than our Special Forces.
Lary D. Hudson Jr. <Danzig6363@yahoo.com>
Milwaukee, WI USA - Sunday, June 06, 2004 at 12:03:25 (PDT)
This is one of the best sites I have visited!, thank you very much for being here and you can be sure that I will visit again ...........David Blaine CEO David's Magic Corp.
David Blaine <penguinmagicdave@hotmail.com>
Bermuda, - Sunday, June 06, 2004 at 11:10:26 (PDT)
I knew Jeff Davis and served with him in 2nd BN 5th SFG(A). It saddens me to learn that he has made the ultimate sacrafice. I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the family of Jeff as I know he will be missed by many.
Craig Barker retired 2/5 SFG(A), 1-10SFG(A) <blujay53@charer.net>
Paso Robles, CA USA - Friday, June 04, 2004 at 01:35:01 (PDT)
I knew Jeff Davis and served with him in 2nd BN 5th SFG(A). It saddens me to learn that he has made the ultimate sacrafice. I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the family of Jeff as I know he will be missed by many.
Craig Barker former 2/5 SFG(A), 1-10SFG(A) <blujay53@charer.net>
Paso Robles, CA USA - Friday, June 04, 2004 at 01:30:31 (PDT)
As a former US citizen, I am proud to see some of the faces of the heroes that preserved our freedom
Mia Reeks <miabuttereeks@execs.com>
Canada - Tuesday, June 01, 2004 at 20:12:38 (PDT)
Nice job on the website,i would like to salute those who have died to keep america still the home of the best place on earth. bring back a democrat pres and we will get everyone home, and get these gooks outta here
author <kirchgesl@aol.com>
renton, wa USA - Tuesday, June 01, 2004 at 16:48:24 (PDT)
In memoriam, I wanted to leave a note to the families of MSG Kevin N. Morehead and SFC William M. Bennett. While each man or woman who has given their life for their country has left a great mark on me, these two are linked to me as individual names, despite never having met them. They both died while I was in Phase II of the Q-Course. It was an emotional day for our instructors and for us. Our instructors channelled their love and respect for these two men. It was a powerful lesson in the importance of what we were doing, the lethality of true sacrifice, and of the shear fact that WE would one day be the man to the left and right of men such as these. They impressed upon us a great duty to truly earn our way into the brotherhood of such men; not only to continue their mission, but to look after their comrades as skillfully as they had. " de oppresso liber " Spc McMahon Phase III (18D), Ft. Bragg, NC.
Hawk McMahon, 1st SWTG(A) <n7a5a3h1z@hotmail.com>
Ft Bragg, NC USA - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 15:32:32 (PDT)
May God Bless these fallen heroes and their families.May He Bless their families for generations to come.God Bless America and God guide and Bless George Bush
R JOHN
SOUTH AFRICA - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 10:53:17 (PDT)
I am Kevin Morehead's cousin, and I just want to say thank you to everyone who came here to Arkansas to help us deal with his death. You were all truly our heroes, and you continue to be. Bless you.
Melanie Bayne <melaniebayne@yahoo.com>
Little Rock, AR USA - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 10:06:50 (PDT)
Today is Memorial and I would feel very ungrateful if I did not take the time to say thank you. My brother Vernon is special forces and served with CWO Price in Afghanastan. He has told us what an awesome man and soldier he was. I am sorry to his family and all that new him for their loss. I thank him and all the other men Vernon served with for his safe return home. I also thank you all for your service. You put it all on the line every day to make the world a safer place to live in, and you do it all without complaint. You truely are Great American Heros and will not be forgotten. I pray for you all. Thank you again.
Betty Seery <gbseery@cascadeaccess.com>
Mesquite, Nv USA - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 09:53:56 (PDT)
My prayers to the families.
Pete Zaria <evilgenius469@yahoo.com>
USA - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 13:02:50 (PDT)
My nephew, Mason, served with Arden Vance in Afghanistan. My sister wrote me today, memorial day 04, to not forget this fallen hero who gave his all for our Country & way of life. May God bless Lisa (his widow), June (his mother), Amber (his sister)... and others close to him. Thank you Arden, God keep you in Christ i pray. Charles Dale Sorrels Here is some of what was written about him: He is the first West Virginia National Guardsman to die on active duty since World War II and the 22nd service member killed in action since fighting began last fall. Vance was described as "a private, modest man," an avid biker and outdoorsman, and a music lover. He represented "a potent combination of the ordinary and extraordinary," said WVU President David Hardesty Jr., who bestowed upon Vance an honorary diploma.
Charles Sorrels <cdsorrels@aol.com>
Colorado Springs, co USA - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 11:32:20 (PDT)
GREAT
mike <ohyesyesyes3@juno.com>
USA - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 22:11:55 (PDT)
 Bless all of those that died protecting what they believed in. May they RIP.
Harold Bishop <haroldbishop@fastmail.fm>
Australia - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 07:22:24 (PDT)
My respects to these men and their families. Especially to the family of Kelly Hornbeck. A true friend whom I lost touch with. We served together at Ft. Myer in the Old Guard. He introduced me to my wife and we just celebrated our 14th anniversary on 9 May. He was an oustanding soldier who always was ready to learn more and help his fellow soldier with anything. The world has truly lost a great asset. To Kelly's children: Your father was the "Poster Boy" for the Army. He was what all soldiers aspire to be! Kelly.. til we meet again my friend.
Michael Montgomery <saasman@hotmail.com>
Oak Grove, Ky USA - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 10:45:30 (PDT)
Well, just made a huge sum of money on a large internet deal and I am trying to help out business ventures in Nigeria, it is my home country and I want to give back! If you are looking for someone out there, or just need some financial assistance please contact me, I would be more than willing to help out!
Mr. Holtburger <Jasont1624@yahoo.com>
England - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 18:45:13 (PDT)
IN LOVING MEMORY OF PETER TYCZ. GOD BLESS YOU.
SOMEONE WHO CARES
TONAWANDA, NY USA - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 15:51:51 (PDT)
Finest men in the world, I am fortunate enough to have known a few of them. I would lay my life down for any one of them, the ironic thing is they would not allow me too. May God continue to bless this community. I love you. C
C
Washington State, USA - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 12:41:58 (PDT)
I honor each of these men for their sacrifice and appreciate them more than I have words for.
Dudley <dudley@paxety.com>
Jax, FL USA - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 06:14:42 (PDT)
Rest in Peace
Kolade <kolade_2x@yahoo.co.uk>
USA - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 11:57:23 (PDT)
Live long and prosper !
Janne Pekkala <janne.pekkala@satanisti.zzn.com>
USA - Monday, May 24, 2004 at 23:45:55 (PDT)
Gene Vance, I'm sorry that it's taken me this long to write. I met Gene while attending a military school in VA and am glad I did. What I remember most about Gene was his sense of humor. He was one of the quickest witted people that I have known. Although it was some years ago, I remember him talking proudly of his daughter and being so excited when he was going to visit her. I remember when he decided that he wanted Special Forces. Once he put his mind to it, there was no stopping him. Hiking for hours with a field pack filled with bricks! He wanted to be a part of this unique group and me made it. I am proud that you followed your dream. I am sorry that you are no longer here so that I can tell you that. I am grateful that I met you and got to know you. You were a true Soldier and a true friend. My sincerest sympathies go out to all of your family members and friends. You were one of a kind and the world is a better place for those whose lives you have touched. You are NOT forgotten! Your friend, Leslie.
Leslie Fairfield, USA RET <Greyfortress@webtv.net>
Chicago, IL USA - Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 10:46:46 (PDT)
I am not an American but I honour these guys; they have done everyone proud.
Harold Potter <haroldpotter@spymac.com>
- Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 09:00:08 (PDT)
As a PROUD AMERICAN, I give my utmost Respect and Honor to these fallen warriors. They truely have given the ultimate sacrifice to assure all peaceful peoples and nations on this Earth that there are rightous men and woman fighting for the right of Peace. To the scum of the Earth that have taken these honorable men away from their loved ones, only one thing can be said to you... MAY YOU AND YOUR FOLLOWERS IN YOUR INSANE BELIEFS ROT IN HELL..... GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!
Scott Barnett <stormchaser751957@hotmail.com>
Chatsworth, GA USA - Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at 11:57:40 (PDT)
My heart goes out to the families of these "Incredible" warriors, proper respect should be paid. A former Ranger myself, I have nothing but love for them. This is to the idiots using this site to solicited....Are you guys Stupid?
T. Stradford <kendo01@verizon.net>
Tampa, Fl USA - Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 12:27:54 (PDT)
Thanks to all the brave men who have paid the biggest price for our freedom. And to the people using this site to solicite stuff, please stop and show the green berets some respect, thanks
Shannon <N/A>
Decatur, Tx USA - Tuesday, April 06, 2004 at 22:14:26 (PDT)
I do not have a lot of words to say what you mean to me, but Thank you! If it does not get said I want to say you are a leader, an example to us, and a hero to those of us who have not excelled at what you have accomplished, it gets noticed...Thank you American! Sincerely, Woodward.
Woodward. <mukappa56@msn.com>
Shoreview, MN USA - Monday, April 05, 2004 at 21:59:08 (PDT)
Man, I cant say Chapman and I were "buds" or anything, but, I saw the guy around, talked to him some, its strange. I was "just a support guy" but group truely felt like a family, especially now that I've moved on, I havent seen that as much. The guy stood out, just seemed like a hell of a good guy, its a damn shame.
SGT. JAMES BYRD (FORMER GSC 1SFG(A) LEWIS) NOW: A/2-8 FA LEWIS <AGGRO247@AOL.COM>
FT LEWIS, WA USA - Sunday, April 04, 2004 at 09:51:58 (PDT)
COL. AARON BANK, one of the original founders of the 10th SFG passed away at the age of 101 in Dana Point, CA on April 1st, 2004. Funeral services will be held at the Riverside National Cemetery on April 5th, 2004 @ 13:00. Family has requested in lieu of flowers donation be sent to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, P.O. Box 14385, Tampa, FL 33690. "Give 'em hell Col. - See you in Valhalla!"
C Brandt, 1st/10th SFG <cbrandt314@hotmail.com>
USA - Saturday, April 03, 2004 at 18:33:43 (PST)
I am looking for info on my dad. His name is Clarence Robert Smith. He was at Camp Kaiser Korea in 1964-65. He was with the 7th infantry c-company 1st buffalo. If you can help me my e-mail is gypsyrose121@hotmail.com. thank you Samantha Smith.
Samantha Smith <gypsyrose121@hotmail.com>
London, Ky USA - Monday, March 22, 2004 at 19:46:53 (PST)
I have tried in vain to contact Father James E. Murphy. He was our chaplain in Augsburg Germany 1961, then he joined Special Forces. How can I reach him. Dr. Denis P. Curran 1515 John St. Whiting, IN 46394 currandenisdr@sbcglobal.net Thank You!
Denis P. Curran <currandenisdr@sbcglobal.net>
Whiting, IN USA - Monday, March 22, 2004 at 09:37:00 (PST)
I would like to add my condolences to this site at the death of these fine men. I had the privelige of training with 10th SF in the early nineties and they were the most intelligent and hardened troops I ever met. My heart goes out to the families of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Just know that like all real soldiers they died doing what they loved and new best. Faugh A Ballagh.
A l Royal Irish regiment
USA - Saturday, March 20, 2004 at 17:35:45 (PST)
Here's to us, Those like us, Damn few left. De Oppresso Liber
Rob Siefken CW2(R) ODA176 A/3/1 SFG(A) <targuete@hotmail.com>
Rio Rancho, NM USA - Friday, March 19, 2004 at 09:58:00 (PST)
Keep up the good work.
John Kelly <admin@americanprocorp.com>
USA - Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 12:37:47 (PST)
My chest swells with pride and my heart with tears at the great sacrifice these brave brothers have made. I hope that each family member is comforted by the fact that these brave men help to secure the blessings we enjoy each day. Sincerely, Bernard A. Greer Cpt (ret.) SFOD A221 Company B 2/19th SFGA
Cpt. Bernard A. Greer (Ret) B. Co. 2/19th SFGA (West Virginia) <Greerlaw@charter.net>
Beckley, WV USA - Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 18:20:40 (PST)
I send my deepest condolences out to the families who have lost their loved one, friend, and brother. I've always supported the Green Berets and I always will! Because of you I am able to enjoy my freedom to be whoever I choose to be. I know that other people from different parts of the world are less fortunate to enjoy the same freedoms that many take for granted. Green Berets, you all are my heros. I will continue to pray for you and your families. Thank You And God Bless! Samantha Cherup
Samantha (daugher of a ret.Green Beret)
Lake Dallas, TX USA - Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 14:36:13 (PST)
Rest in peace.
mb <mwsvt@vt.ngb.army.mil>
VT USA - Tuesday, March 02, 2004 at 07:32:13 (PST)
Rest easy heroes. we have not forgotten you or your sacrifices. We pray for your families. we will never forget!
Chuck Lavalle <norsethor@aol.com>
Ft. monmouth , NJ USA - Friday, February 27, 2004 at 13:19:45 (PST)
To the family of Nathan Chapman. My deepest sympathy goes out to you over the loss of Nathan. I only briefly met him in transit, and I barely got to know him, but he seemed to be a remarkable man. Many of us shed tears that tragic day. God Bless the families of the brave soldiers who have fallen protecting our freedom.
Bob
Somewhere, VA USA - Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 19:55:47 (PST)
Bless all of those that died protecting what they believed in. May they RIP.
D. Booth <dbooth@bsa3.kent.edu>
Stow, OH USA - Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at 18:30:56 (PST)
God bless all who have sacrafised and upheld the honor of the greatest nation on the face of the earth. My father was George Anthony Osborne 82nd Airborne division. He left us 5-1/2 years ago. My mother tells me he was one of the original Green Berets. I am trying to find more information. Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated. RIP.
John S. Osborne <john_osborne@sbcglobal.net>
Cary, IL USA - Saturday, February 14, 2004 at 18:28:31 (PST)
My Sincerest of Condolances,to All the Families of Those Who Served and now Rest at the Right Hand of God,These Men Will Never Be Forgotten. This may seem out of text,but If Anyone remembers a SFC. Robt McIntosh 7th Grp.`60's,It Would Be Very Much Appreciated if You would E-mail Me,His Son is Exploring Everywhere He Can,to Learn more about His Dad,another Person Someone may Remember is SFC. Quincy Ruffins 7th Grp.`60's. Tony: atudisco@rochester.rr.com
Anthony Tudisco 7th / 20th Grp's <atudisco@rochester.rr.com>
Rochester, NY USA - Sunday, February 08, 2004 at 11:18:08 (PST)
I have seen and read the beautiful tributes to Staff Sgt Brian Cody Prosser. Hand Sallute to a great person and soldier. May God bless you and your family and friends. I will remember you and your sacrifice. Bill Johnson RP2 USN
William T. Johnson Jr. <wtjjohnson@nuvox.net>
Camden, SC USA - Saturday, February 07, 2004 at 07:21:48 (PST)
I'm in the Q-Course now, and I'm humbled by the men who came before me. Brave men in a community that I one day will join. You all made the ultimate sacrifice, and I know your looking down...Rest in Peace brothers.
Sgt Mike Glover, SWC-Dco <myky55@aol.com>
Ft Bragg, NC USA - Thursday, February 05, 2004 at 17:19:04 (PST)
My father passed away in December of 2003. He was a member of the 5th Special Forces Green Berets. He served in Vietnam and Korea. His name was SFC Kenneth David Shaw. If anyone new him it would be nice to hear from some of his old friends. Please email if you can.
Roy Shaw /Son of Green Beret <roy.shaw@jeepman.net>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Wednesday, February 04, 2004 at 00:30:18 (PST)
Mark, we will never forget you. ODA 145
Koop
USA - Friday, January 30, 2004 at 20:28:07 (PST)
I was with the C co for a hot min and i respected what these mighty warriors do and my condolences go out to each and every one of the sf guys families who have gave the ultimate sacrafice..so to whom ever reads this we purchase freedom with our lives and these great men paid for it in full so no matter how you feel about the war on terrorism you show these men the proper respect because while youre sleeping ,at work,eating at a resturant or enjoying time with your family they died to protect thosse very things i mentioned i see it everyday how people take what have for granted and the anti war protesters if it wasnt for men like them you wouldnt be in a protest line you would be in prisoner line going to death camps and going thru another genocide.! so before you go to sleep at think about the men who gave you the opprotunity to pray and sleep easy pray for them and their families ask god to for ever look after their souls and may they for ever rest in peace... thanx sgt vance i never met you but when i i go to the unit i saw your pitcure on the wall im sure you were a good man rest in peace brother!!!
C CO 2/19TH SFG(ABN) <CALVIN.HARRISON.ARTIS@US.ARMY.MIL>
USA - Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 18:41:06 (PST)
My condolences to all the families of these brave soldiers who gave their lives for us, their memories will live on in our hearts and in this country for eternity. They will be truly missed not only by their families, but by their brothers and sisters in the armed forces. Gentleman..... At Ease.
Andrew Bean 209th Military Police Company <suthrn64@hotmail.com>
Springfield, MO USA - Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 11:29:58 (PST)
"A Man Is Not Dead, Until He Is Forgotten." Every day we awake to freedom, we will remember you.
bam <bamossner@cox.net>
RI USA - Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 13:58:31 (PST)
To all family members and loved ones - My heart goes out to all of you for suffering such a grievous loss. You have lost your flesh and blood, we have lost the most courageous defenders of our freedom. Rest in peace soldiers. Well done. God bless you all.
Nick Harty Co A 11th SFG(USAR) <BHStables@metrocast.net>
Barrington, NH USA - Sunday, January 25, 2004 at 16:02:44 (PST)
To the best of the Best. for those who live their lives in darkness only to protect the light,You will be Truly Missed....
Jesus Vasquez <blackeyewolf@hotmail.com>
Bronx, NY USA - Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 18:27:07 (PST)
Orlando...you are not forgotten. You and your family are in my prayers. We went through the course together and we will meet again.
GH/20th SFG(A)
USA - Friday, January 16, 2004 at 19:01:42 (PST)
Nathan it has been 2 years........the pain still hurts. I think about you all the time. My heart feels with pride when I think of your unselfish commitment and duty to your job. You are a true Hero. Nate, I do continue for you and your family. Your wife and children and your parents. My heart goes out to everyone!!! Anyone that new you knows that you are the one the sweetest, funniest and committed Soldier. I am so sure that your Special Forces comrads feel the same. May the Lord be with you for eternity. I pray that the Lord Jesus touches the hearts of everyone that knew you and comforts them. My cousin was killed in the World Trade Center and then January 4th 2002....you were killed. Thanks for doing what you did. You will surely missed my friend. My love and respect always...semper fi. Victoria Giltner...my husband is in the USMC. I know the great sacrifices you all give. You are the ultimate.... xooxoxoxoxox May God bless us all. We will never forget...
Victoria <toricalli1@aol.com>
Seattle, ca USA - Friday, January 16, 2004 at 10:16:40 (PST)
Wish You all good luck in Your struggle for peace
Pelle M <pelle.mouvitz@vgregion.se>
Gothenburg, Sweden - Friday, January 16, 2004 at 10:10:35 (PST)
To the defenders of this great Nation, in memory of your fallen team mates, who were men of vision, daring to be different. Men which had confidence in themselves, trusted their comrades and left their fate to God...They were men of courage... I am extremely grateful to all of them, and to all of you. Because you are the ones that pay the price for our freedom. This is not in vain.
Steven W Barker <hillbilli74@hotmail.com>
Ulysses, PA USA - Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 14:53:19 (PST)
My sincerest condolences to those who have left us and their families. They were the best of the best. To the wives and children, always remember you are a part of our extended family. The Community will always be here for you. Your loss is also ours. We will not allow it to be in vain and will continually be avenge it as they avenged the losses of those before them. We thank you, the families, for doing the hardest job in the Army and appreciate the support you've given over the years. "De Oppresso Libre" "Taking care of our own" John the Carpenter
John T, Team 211 <john211@peoplepc.com>
USA - Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 09:31:21 (PST)
Mark, The days still go by and I'm still at a lost by the fact that you're no longer in the fight. You were a great friend and a better man. I wish you could still be here.
Art
Ky USA - Saturday, January 10, 2004 at 19:01:54 (PST)
I was the 18F on SFODA 762 during 7th SFG's rotation into Afghanistan. The battalion had completed it's rotation and was preparing to return home with the last detachments returning to Kandahar in March. We were the first unit to complete a 7 month tour with no WIA/KIA. Most teams had pallatized our equipment and were in a hold pattern when we received the word that one of our teams had been ambushed on 29MAR03. During this ambush Orlando Morales and Jake Frazier were hit. It was a very sad time for us in the battalion. Every team member re-loaded ammo and scavenged gear in order to move to the ambush site and locate/destroy the insurgent forces that had finally claimed one of our own. We were not permitted to go as the situation was futile because the insurgents melted away as they usually did if you did not have a QRF on station. Months later I still feel the pain of having lost one of ours. I am proud to say that while Orlando and Jake died with thier fellow team members that day, the remainder of us have not forgotten them. We think of them daily. They join those who have fallen in thier service to our nation. They are the reason that we serve today and are prepared to step straight away into the face of danger, without fear. Dedication and honor. Thank you. Lo Que Sea, Cuando Sea, Donde Sea. Gracias por todo y vaya con Dios mis hermanos. Crusty
SFC J. Michael "Crusty" Mauldwin <SPECOPS94>
Hope Mills, NC USA - Thursday, January 08, 2004 at 16:17:48 (PST)
Thanks for all you have done for us.
Fred Flintstone <fredflintstone20042003@yahoo.com>
Bedrock, CO USA - Tuesday, January 06, 2004 at 10:28:46 (PST)
My heart goes out to the family members of Daniel Petithory. I was stationed with Dan at Fort McClellan, AL and we served as MP's together for 2 years. I will never forget when Dan went off to SF selection. Upon his return, he was battered and bruised but he made it through and shortly thereafter went to SF. He was good man and an excellent soldier!! God Bless Dan and all our troops!!
Dave Partner <Zippit50@yahoo.com>
Washington DC, USA - Tuesday, January 06, 2004 at 08:23:20 (PST)
To the friends and family of all these brave, fallen heroes: On behalf of my family I want to express my condolences for your loved one, friend, team mate. I also want to thank each and every one of these heroes for what they have done to protect our nation from the animals nipping at our heels. To the team mates, keep up the good work. To the families, know that true Americans solemnly understand the sacrifice your family has endured. We appreciate all that you have done and will do for us in the war on terror. respectfully, Bill Flood
Bill Flood <WMFlood@comcast.net>
Coon Rapids, MN USA - Saturday, January 03, 2004 at 19:40:15 (PST)
I recall the day I heard that our three brave warriors were killed; then Brian Scott Prosser's name refocused how close all we Americans and US vets really are. My grandmother was born a Prosser,  My service in the US Army cannot be compared to that of Brian Scott Prosser and his two valiant brothers in arms who died protecting Americans and those good people of Afghanistan that deserve freedom and liberty for themselves and their families. For those distant cousins we never met and the other brave men and women who have died in the service of our country for over 225 years, God Bless You All. You live forever in our hearts and in the Spirit of America.
Jim Janulet US Army <Lazy-J@Bigfoot.com>
Stamford, CT USA - Friday, January 02, 2004 at 21:18:27 (PST)
As the New Year dawns we quietly reflect on the deaths of so many of America's best. God grant peace to the families of these fallen heroes. Rest well in Valhalla comrades and when time allows keep an eye on your brothers still on active duty.
Chuck Lavalle Civilian <norsthor@aol.com>
Ft. Monmouth , N,J. USA - Friday, January 02, 2004 at 13:21:51 (PST)
To guys who gave the ultimate sacrifice... what can you say. They died doing what they loved and serving the country they loved. Their memory will live on in those who knew them. For those still serving, you are always in my prayers. God bless you and you families and Godspeed. Jim Banaski
Mr. Jim Banaski 5th SFG (A) 1997-2000 <jim.banaski@cablemo.net>
MO USA - Monday, December 29, 2003 at 14:14:40 (PST)
My heartfelt condolences to the families of all fallen SF soldiers in our current fight to "Liberate the Oppressed". I had the honor of serving and deploying with SFC Petithory on several occasions. I hold these brave men who wear the Green Beret in awe, as they know what kind of life and sacrifice they will endure in order to keep our country safe, yet they choose to sacrfice themselves to do it. I am a police officer now, and not a day goes by where I don't live by the "quiet professionalism" that being a member of the 5th group did instil in me. I will always consider the time I spent there the proudest achievement of my life. Thank you, gentlemen, for making a difference.
Jason Simmons former MID 3/5th SFG(A) <79shark@insightbb.com>
Bloomington, IL USA - Monday, December 29, 2003 at 09:30:26 (PST)
My Father is laid to rest in the Tahoma National Cemetery. He served in WWII and Korea. I know that if he were here he would be proud of all who have and will serve their country.
Debby <franksinatra12@msn.com>
Lacey, WA USA - Thursday, December 25, 2003 at 19:36:08 (PST)
I want to say with all my heart that you all in the SF are TRUE HEROS to all Americans. My prayersd are you you and your families. Thanks for so so so much.
MSG Danny Free (Retired) <freedw49@aol.com>
Louisville, KY USA - Monday, December 22, 2003 at 07:57:51 (PST)
I am very proud of these men for the commitment and sacrifice they made. I hope one day I also will be able to serve as they did. We all need to be thankful for their willingness to lay their lives on the line for this country.
PFC Chris Moody <Christopher.Moody1@us.army.mil>
Tacoma, WA. USA - Sunday, December 21, 2003 at 13:36:06 (PST)
Nathan... I will never forget you. Americans will never forget you. You had to of been the most gentle man with the greatest sense of humor I have known. You have a very special place in my heart. It will remain there forever. I thank God for the time that we spent together. I miss you greatly. I pray for your beautiful family, Renae and Amanda and Brandon. How precious they are. I know that you were a wonderful husband to Renae and an incredible father to your children. God be with them and give them Peace and Comfort. You are a true American Hero. Little did I know when we dated many years ago, that I was dating a real Hero. It doesn't surprise me though, you took your duties as an American Soldier very seriously. You did a fantastic job. The Army is missing you I am quite sure. As all of us that knew you personally do. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and your family. You Nate, even though you didn't know it, was my best friend and my life at one time. May the Peace of the Lord keep you and give you everything that you deserve. May He send Angels to your family members and friends to help hurting hearts. Time at least for me hasn't helped. That is why I turn to God. He comforts me. You my dearest will never be forgotten, not by me or any American. God Be With You For Eternity My Brave Soldier. Thank-you from all of us for your unselfish commitment to your duties as an Army Green Beret, Special Forces. I love you, Semper Fi....Victoria
Victoria <toricali1@aol.com>
Fallbrook, Ca USA - Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at 09:58:43 (PST)
Nathan Chapman was my cousin and words cannot express the pride I feel to be able to say that. Although I am sad to say that I wasn't able to get to know him as well as I would have liked, the time I did get to spend with him I will always cherish. My Grandma always said that one day Nathan would make us proud, and he did so during his life and when he gave his life for us to be free. Nathan loved his family and his country and had such a gentle spirit. I miss him terribly but I know that he is with many of our family members and is watching over Renae, Brandon, and Amanda and all the rest of us. I named my son Ryan Nathaniel and I hope that he will grow up with a sense of pride for not only the man he was named after, but for the Country he lives in and will understand all the men who gave their lives so that we all could enjoy our freedom and liberty. Nathan, I miss you so much and although we didn't get to grow up as closely as I would have liked, I always felt a special connection to you and I will never forget the last time I saw you and your smile. I love my sweet, brave cousin, I only wish I would have had the chance to tell you before you left us and that is the one big regret of my life. Thank you to all of you who have given your lives, who have served and those who are serving, you are all my heroes. I am so happy I found this site and to be able to read all of the wonderful things people have said about Nathan, thank you all. I would love to hear from any of you who knew Nathan and could share with me your stories about this wonderful man. I love you Nathan, and God Bless you!
Kim Milosevich <milosgirl12000@yahoo.com>
Galloway, OH USA - Thursday, December 04, 2003 at 19:44:30 (PST)
Great site.
M Gevens <clearing@ubci.net>
USA - Wednesday, December 03, 2003 at 12:02:07 (PST)
With quiet but deep gratitude to Dan Romero, as well as all the others, and in recognition of SFC Clooney's attitude as reflected in his post here, you are all true SF soldiers. Thanks, Clooney, for letting us know the fate of the fuckers responsible; doesn't bring him back, but we needed to hear that and I would do no less. Take care, God bless, drive on. Earl A. Hart, SGM (Ret) 19th SFGA Ops SGM until retirement in May 1989
Earl A. Hart, 19th SFGA <vinobrunello@yahoo.com>
Chiusi, Italy - Tuesday, December 02, 2003 at 10:24:32 (PST)
My condolences to all the families who have lost their loved ones in combat. Thank you to all the soldiers who have given their lives in combat for keeping us and other people around the world free!
Sean <Smerri1029@yahoo.com>
USA - Saturday, November 22, 2003 at 18:12:28 (PST)
My sympathy goes out to the family members and their fellow soldiers. I do have a daily interest of the Special Forces and all who protect in the USA during night and day. May God ease your pain of your loss in time. (I had a son killed August 29, 2003 in a car accident, I don't understand why but I do know how you feel about loosing a child) Respectfully, Loretta
Loretta Marcum <mamadearest7@yahoo.com>
Nelsonville, OH USA - Saturday, November 22, 2003 at 13:31:17 (PST)
For Dan Romero, I didn't get to see his services in Colorado, but your site here helped close some pages for me, Thank you.
SFC Clooney 5/19thSFG A-983
Den, CO USA - Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 20:33:53 (PST)
Romero was our teams 18E, he died in Afganistan,2002 when a command det. ambush went off at a major stock pile of Russian ammo. Taking his casket off the C-130 was a very hard thing to do for me. I did not get to attend the services they had in Colorado. The Governor spoke to the crowd there I was told. It really hits home when you have to go through your buddy's personnel stuff to send back home. The team misses you Dan, we got the ones who did it. He never complained, and went the extra mile to get things done. A true Special Forces solider.
SFC Clooney-5/19th SFG A-983
CO USA - Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 17:36:53 (PST)
I was surfing when I ran across this site. I was Nathan Chapman’s Plt Sgt when he arrived in the 2nd/75th Rgn Bn. It was Aco 3rd Plt. I assigned him to the wpn sqd. I would like to extend my condolences to his family and the rest of the families in the special ops world.
MSG Retired Harley <harleyanthony@hotmail.com>
Seattle, WA USA - Saturday, November 15, 2003 at 12:12:39 (PST)
I knew Stan Harriman from our days in the 82nd. I am not suprized in the least to learn he went on to became a SF soldier, and most certainly his action the night he lost his life reflect my memories of him. He was a total professional and made me a better soldier just by being around him. We all lost a good man in Stan. My best to his family.
Andrew Vamvakias 82nd Airborne 307th ENG <avamvak1@maine.rr.com>
Falmouth, ME USA - Friday, November 14, 2003 at 15:23:12 (PST)
I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family of Daniel Romero. The fact of having the same name it deeply shocked me, finding it on the internet.
Daniel Romero <dr@hotmail.com>
Marbella, Spain - Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 00:59:01 (PST)
Hi, my name is Shannan, i am so sorry about Dan Romero. i feel so sorry for his wife, why do these things have to happen.
Shannan <www.lily0669>
rochester, mi USA - Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at 19:11:08 (PST)
De Oppresso Liber!!! Thank you men for fighting the wars you have. I am a proud American. I went to the memorial of Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory and Brian Prosser back at Ft Campbell, KY. These men where loved by many!! I sat there to represnt my boyfriend who could not be there due to the fact he was deployed. My heart went out to those families of these fine men. God bless!!
Johanna Carr <jkjcarr@aol.com>
Ft Bragg, nc USA - Sunday, November 09, 2003 at 16:59:51 (PST)
With a heavy heart and with deep sadness; Heroes all. They answered the call.
MAJ BERNARD CENNEY, 1st SFG(A) <bernard.cenney@us.army.mil>
USA - Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 13:28:24 (PST)
Proud to have a small connection to all of the SF brothers. God bless and keep you and your families
Dan Bradshaw 19thSF 1970-1978
Ut USA - Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 16:34:19 (PDT)
No words can express my gratitude and appreciation for each and every one of these men in giving to me and my wonderful country their ultimate sacrifice. These men have been true heros and will not be forgotten. Thank you so much with all my love and devotion to them and this Country.
A Dear Brother
USA - Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 13:13:39 (PDT)
Mark Jackson will not be forgotten; nor will we stop hunting for his killer.
none <none>
none, mi USA - Friday, October 10, 2003 at 06:35:10 (PDT)
I am deeply touched. I saw the funeral of Daniel Romero. Trully a sight to honor a man made in the image of Almighty God. This valley of tears is what the earth can be sometimes. We all find hope in the Son of the Living God. The bravery these men have forged and shown to all of us blazes in our hearts and souls profoundly. They are a sense of hope of liberty and freedom. by their blood we have what we have today. We are safe. Thank you. PAX.
ALBERT ROMERO RELIGIOUS PROGRAM SPECIALIST 3RD CLASS <ROMEROA@NAVSTA.ROTA.NAVY.MIL>
SAN JOSE, CA USA - Thursday, October 09, 2003 at 04:31:55 (PDT)
I have just returned from 7 months in Iraq and found your site on my boyfriend's computer and being a 5SFG alumnus, I felt compelled to write. The year I spent as the 5th SFG Medical Operations Officer was the best year of my life. I was honored to spend each day of that year working with the finest, most dedicated soldiers in our great Army. It is with the deepest sadness that I express my condolences to the families of these fine men who were lost in the line of duty. I am priviledged to know two very close friend's of Mark Jackson and I know their hearts were broken the day he was lost to us. I am proud to put on my uniform each day and even more proud that part of my career was spent supporting the Quiet Professionals, the men we have lost are sorely missed.
MAJ Jennifer Caci, 115th Field Hospital <jennifer.caci@us.army.mil>
Ft. Polk, LA USA - Sunday, October 05, 2003 at 06:28:06 (PDT)
I am very proud of all the individuals that that serve our country and put them selves in harms way to protect our way of life, freedom and to stop the oppression of others.My heart goes out to the families that have lost . Hold your head high and proud for these men have earned you that right and respect.
C. Poore <MaximusDecimatus@aol.com>
Mt.Sterling, KY USA - Thursday, October 02, 2003 at 11:19:47 (PDT)
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Cyclobenzaprine <michaelks2@hotmail.com>
Madrid, NA Spain - Sunday, September 28, 2003 at 03:11:23 (PDT)
Mitch Lane was one my roomates during the Q course and one of the best guys I ever knew! He was like a big brother to me during that time and irreplaceable.I'm sorry to see our friends meet such a terrible fate. Rest in peace Mitch! Matthew Ratnesar
Matthew Ratnesar <MRatnesar@aol.com>
Orlando, FL USA - Thursday, September 25, 2003 at 18:53:46 (PDT)
God Blessed these men. The Heroes of our country, some I worked with, and some went to schools with. They were funny, smart, and great Green Berets who always could get the job done. We will miss you. See you later Brothers
Doug Sand <Vikingsand@hotmail.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 20:57:05 (PDT)
As a member of D Co 2 Bn 7 SFG(A) from Sept 87 to Feb 92, I offer my prayers to all whom have made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure everyone they protect may enjoy freedom, even if the protected are unaware of the protection and even ungrateful. You will never be forgotten.
SSG Hathaway, Michael J. 1ID, 201st FSB <michael.j.hathaway@us.army.mil>
APO, AE Germany - Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 06:27:48 (PDT)
How are you? I knew Nathan Chapman, Pete Tycz, Stan Harriman, Dan Petithory, Mitchell Lane, and most recently Bill Bennett. I'm in C/2/3. All of these men were irreplaceable. I console myself with knowing they did not die in vain. I was in the same company with Stan, Pete, and Mitch. I went to the Q-course with Dan, and served with him in Haiti. I went to Ancoc with Nate and Bill. My son was born the day I found out about Nate. I named him Nathaniel. Nate for short. They were all better men than me and when I think of my duty I think of them and how their lives will not be lost in vain. God Bless you and the rest of my comerades.--SFC Cash
SFC Lee Cash <pcash106@nc.rr.com>
fayettevlle, nc USA - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 22:35:50 (PDT)
To Whom It May Concern: My name is Brandon Brewer and Iam 28 years old. First, I would like to say a personal thank you to all of our Special Forces troops that protect our nation's freedom everyday. Let me give a little background about myself. I teach 7th Grade Social Studies in Glendale, Arizona. The men of Special Forces are an inspiration to me. I intended to serve my country as a Green Beret but God had other plans. You see, I was born 9 weeks early which caused cerebral palsy. Thanks to family, and friends I have been successful. Special Forces mean a lot to me. I have a friend in the 19th Group. Sgt. Bob is always supportive and a great source of encourgement. I have studied all of our Special Operations Forces. Through the years, meeting people in Special Operations has helped me stay focused and to never quit or surrender when it comes to my goals and life in general. Sgt. Bob sent me a hat and a lapel pin to wear for support. He also made me an honorary Green Bereet. He told me you earned your Beret by fighting the battles in your life. I would just like to say that I am playing my part in our war n terror. Every day, I am motivating my young students to appreciate the freedoms we enjoy. I would be honored if any Green Beret was able to reply to my message. I was not able to become a soldier but I have a military mentality. When I talk or e-mail Sgt. Bob I always sign off with gbis (Green Beret In Spirit). Thank You for yor service and May God Bless You and our great nation. A Grateful American Citizen, Brandon Brewer
Brandon Brewer <hooyah56@yahoo.com>
Peoria, AZ USA - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 17:15:50 (PDT)
It's very moving. Some of the soliders I served with. They will be in my prayers. "DE OPPRESSO LIBER"
Jeff Glass 1SFG(A) retired <aj4glass@wpis.net>
ELY, NV. USA - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 16:57:30 (PDT)
Offering my condolences again because I guess it didn't work last year when I posted. I served with Nathan for 3 years when I was assigned to 1st Grp. I have never met a more reliable or devoted member of the armed forces then him. He always had a smile on his face, and was just a great guy to be around. He loved this country and felt that it was an honor to defend it. His memory will not be forgot. DE OPPRESSO LIBER!!!
SPC Josh Courage 1st SFG(A) <fusion_vii@excite.com>
Asheville, NC USA - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 12:15:15 (PDT)
I can't believe the number of e-mails sent to this site to sell products. What a disgrace!! This site is to grieve our fallen heroes, not to sell products.You should be ashamed to put your advertisements on this tribute to America's best.God forgive you,because I won't.Our thoughts are with the families and comrades of these men.We will NEVER forget!
CHUCK HEFNER <THORNORSE@AOL.COM>
SHREWSBURY, NJ USA - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 10:05:19 (PDT)
My family and I lived through 9/11 here in NYC. We lost over 100 in my community of Bay Ridge Brooklyn alone. I remember Nathan Chapman. I swore I would remember him and pray for him every day and I have. 9/11 took many victims. Here in NYC we lost firemen and police officers and ordinary citizens--all neighbors. But men like Nathan Chapman didn't have to go, didn't have to fight, didn't have to react to the horror of 9/11. I know he was a soldier and many would say it was a soldier's job but he went into battle for us, the ordinary citizens of NYC--of America. Thank God for Nathan Chapman and all the others of the Armed Forces like him. He will never be forgotten.
Madeleine Henley NYC
USA - Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at 17:21:26 (PDT)
I would like to say I know alot of these fine soldiers and if you plan on trying to sell your products here your Wrong, and need to take your Shit somewere else. These guys are great Spec-ops soldiers and gave the ultimate sacrifce for there country so give them the respect they deserve. Rest in peace Brothers, Bill Wilson (535) C-1-10 SFG(A)
SFC Bill Wilson <wldbill535@hotmail.com>
C-1-10, Germany - Tuesday, September 09, 2003 at 22:36:18 (PDT)
Thanks a lot... SEMPER FIDELIS
Michel E, Swiss Elite Troop (MP Gren) <semper_fi_vic@hotmail.com>
Lausanne, Switzerland - Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at 02:46:15 (PDT)
How blessed we are to have walked in the company of heroes. I labor every day to earn their sacrifice. May their families rest secure in the comfort that this world is so much the better for their having lived and fought and died for our beloved nation. These warriors have truly freed the oppressed. Civilization owes them a debt of gratitude it can never repay. De Oppresso Liber. WCB
William Bradford 377th STRATMID (SOCOM) <wibradfo@iupui.edu>
Carmel, IN USA - Friday, August 15, 2003 at 16:54:31 (PDT)
I'm a medic in the 10th Mtn Div, and today I am deploying to Afghanistan, where my cousin SSG ORLANDO MORALES was killed on March 29th. Orlando was a dedicated husband, loving and proud father to his beautiful daughter and above all, an outstanding soldier and American. I go now to the very place to took him to work in the very hospital that he died.. I'll miss you Orlando... God Bless You and all of your SF brothers
SPC Quanash Arroyo 10th MTN DIV <quanash.arroyo@us.army.mil>
Ft Drum,, NY USA - Wednesday, August 06, 2003 at 07:57:25 (PDT)
I'm a SSGT on Portuguese Commandos. I also served on the Special Forces. I want to express my condolonces to the families of all the soldiers that died fighting under the SF flag. Best regards
Paulo Gomes (SSGT) <pccvgomes@hotmail.com>
PORTUGAL - Thursday, July 24, 2003 at 09:11:17 (PDT)
The "Silent Professionals", we owe you our safety, our freedom. Though we don't know you personally, you will be missed.
BKW <spec_ops6@juno.com>
SanDimas, CA. USA - Thursday, July 17, 2003 at 21:33:45 (PDT)
I salute my fallen brothers who gave their lives in our defense. De Oppresso Liber!
Chris Alvarez USAJFKSWTG <clib_sf@yahoo>
Ft. Bragg, NC USA - Saturday, July 12, 2003 at 12:50:03 (PDT)
De Oppresso Liber! Freedom isn't free. It can get expensive at times. Thank God & the US Army Special Forces that when I was attacked on 9/11 that we had men & equipment in the air the next day. It was the only soothing thought that I had on 9/12. I'm certain God will bless all these men. Hope to meet them at the big drop zone in the sky.
Bob Golden, II Corps MSF 68-69 <BobGolden@GreenBeret.Net>
Staten Island, NY USA - Saturday, July 12, 2003 at 09:37:20 (PDT)
Served with Mac-V-SOG 49th team10th SF Grp. served 10 years and would do it again without question. My prayers always go out to my fellow SF. Take Care
Frank Reyes SSG Ret. <Rebromeo@aol.com>
West Covina, Ca USA - Friday, July 04, 2003 at 20:24:20 (PDT)
One grateful Nation.  God Bless you all.
Armengol (Iggy) Igartua-Muñoz, 6th,7th,8thSFG ('65-'68) <golin@caribe.net>
Springfield, MA USA - Friday, July 04, 2003 at 07:25:13 (PDT)
I am distributing certificates and coins to Air Force members who participated in Task Force Dagger. I have gotten most of them out but still have 95 left for people that I cannot find. If you are an AF member or know an AF member who participated in Task Force Dagger or was in Uzbekistan between 6 Oct 01 and 28 Feb 02, please e-mail me so I can get the items out. Thank you.
Lt. Sam Bromley <bromleys@hurlburt.af.mil>
Ft. Walton Beach, FL USA - Thursday, July 03, 2003 at 07:13:44 (PDT)
It's tough to view this site without a profound respect for their loss in combating the enemies of our country. They will never be forgotten. I am never away from these soldiers, they stay with me always. God Bless them and there familes.
MSG James P Phillips, 82 ABN, 7th SFGA, 5th SFGA, 10th SFGA, SWTC, 3rd SFGA, 96CA, 19th SFGA <jpmeir@earthlink.net>
Waco, TX USA - Wednesday, July 02, 2003 at 06:40:36 (PDT)
Words cannot express my pride and thanks to these brave, beautiful men who fight to keep us free. There is a special place and honor in Heaven for you all. I love you.
Benny Smith <benny20068@hotmail.com>
Ventura, CA USA - Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 09:06:23 (PDT)
All these men died doing what they love, may we all be as lucky
MSG ( RET) Donald D. Webster 1st 5th SWTB MFFI-132 <dwoda125@adelphia.net , rtg80@mindspriing.com>
Taylorsville, Ga USA - Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 04:52:44 (PDT)
To my fallen comrades, your sacrifices are remembered, your deeds held secret, may you keep your perimeter tight, your knife sharp, and your eye on the target for we all will join you, challenge is: total password is: victory
One of you, long forgotten... <unlisted>
Everywhere, usa USA - Monday, June 23, 2003 at 21:35:40 (PDT)
I pray with you and for you - it's a loss to our country to lose such heros - may God be with you to help you through this terribly empty time
John Robertson <Jrobertson@computron.net>
Lake Jackson, TX USA - Monday, June 23, 2003 at 03:31:46 (PDT)
My Darling Gene, It's been just over a year now and although it seems like ages have passed, it also seems like just yesterday we last said I love you to each other. Not a day goes by without me thinking of you and how much you have meant to and still mean to me. I carry you with me everywhere I go - you give me strength and courage to do things I never dreamed imaginable. I promise to never let you be forgotten. I know you're watching over me. You made me the happiest person in the world when we were together. I honestly hope everyone can have the passion and love that we had for each other at some point in their lives. Even through the heartache of this last year, I wouldn't change a thing - I would still choose to be with you. Every minute was worth 1000x the pain. I love you today, I'll love you forever. Your wife, Lisa PS - Have I told you recently how much I love you??? I know you found the note. Hope it made you smile.
Lisa Vance <vance@asset.com>
Morgantown, WV USA - Monday, June 16, 2003 at 19:46:56 (PDT)
In most respect I salute these brothers of mine who fought and helped our Albanian people. I admire your courage and behalf of all my Albanian brothers I wish to thank you four your help.. God bless you...
Betim Albani <betim_kumanova@hotmail.com>
Tirana, Albania - Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 06:29:46 (PDT)
Brothers in arms, warriors in spirit. May the clouds be your canopy, the winds of war have carried your spirit to the final firebase. God Bless you and your families, one and all. No reservations, no exceptions.
Joe Klapperich 7th SFG(A), USAJFKSWCS, Joint Task Force-Full Accounting <ussfpa@yahoo.com>
Aiea, HI USA - Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 18:29:50 (PDT)
I do not know these men personally, but I know that they are individuals of great conviction. I am grateful for their sacrifice for my freedom. They are saints in my book. "Greater love hath no man, than this that he layeth down his life for his friends" They are a great example to me. I hope to utilize the freedoms afforded me by their sacrifice to become a better person. Thank you for your love and sacrifice. Till we meet again, Thank you
Chukwuemeka Chukwurah <emekac@email.utcourts.gov>
Provo, Ut USA - Thursday, June 05, 2003 at 14:25:29 (PDT)
5th Special Forces, Charlie Co., Pleiku, Okinawa, Ft. Bragg. 187th Reg Com, Recondo, MACV/SOG, Mike Force, Spec Ops, Det-A Berlin, Mad Dog Zabatoski
Rod (Pat) Patterson <rpatterson10@sc.rr.com>
Murrells Inlet, SC USA - Monday, June 02, 2003 at 21:37:27 (PDT)
I salute each and every Soldier, Airman, Sailor and Marine who gave the ultimate sacrifice for "Peace and Freedom". "DE OPPRESSO LIBER"
David Santos, 1st SFG(A) <santosd@soc.mil>
Fort Lewis, WA USA - Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 12:43:00 (PDT)
Bush flew in from Georgia and we went to honor you yesterday. We wish it could have been either of us instead of you. We will never forget the years spent together in Bat. We love you bro!!
Andrew Heikkinen 2/75th Ranger Regiment <Amber.andy@verizon.net>
lake Stevens, WA USA - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 11:29:37 (PDT)
I was in Uzbekistan with a FSH when I heard about a Green Beret who came through our hospital. I now can put face to this person, as well as the other Green Berets who made the ultimate sacrifice. I think that the pictures of the soldiers with their families, especially the Tycz, Harriman, and Chapman families is especially hard to contiplate. I will make a contribution to these families. This is very sad for me, mainly because I have 4 children; and even though I am a Reservist anesthetist, I personally as well as the rest of the 339th CSH find the work your SF units did in theater commendable. Our condolences are with you all in the SF, God Bless you all. Dennis Horn CPT USAR
Dennis Horn 339th CSH Bagram <dennis.horn@us.army.mil>
New Providence, PA USA - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 06:05:53 (PDT)
Mark....as I have said before I want the world to know what a great person and a great friend you were. I miss you eternally. I still remember the times you and I have spent fishing and drinking together. I wish time can be turned back so that you and I can be together again as BROTHERS FOR EVER!!!!!!! Cell (931)-801-2048 home (931)-647-4779
Art Petit <puppet18f@aol.com>
Clarksville, TN USA - Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 22:25:28 (PDT)
My thoughts, prayers and eternal thanks go out to the men and their families, for all their sacrifices, to protect us.
Karen Bruno <xena36@aol.com>
Freehold, NJ USA - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 12:37:04 (PDT)
These brave warriors as those who have fallen before them shall remain in my prayers forever. Heart-felt condolences to all those loved ones left behind.
Garry M. Schwartz, 5thSFG(A) '67-'68 <eagleeyeone@bellsouth.net>
Port St Lucie, Fl USA - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 19:40:49 (PDT)
I did not know these men - any of them. But I know what was in their hearts. My first enlistment was into a National Guard Special Forces Group (20th of Alabama). On active duty I served with the 5th Special Forces in Vietnam. What these men felt was pride. Pride in their units, pride in the friends and pride in themselves. That is what drove them to endure they hardships they found in their "Quiet Profession."
Lonnie Shoultz - 5th SFGA <vetvoice2002@yahoo.com>
Foley, AL USA - Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 16:15:14 (PDT)
We honor your memory, your service and your sacrifice. We will never forget.
Chuck Lavalle ,Civilian < Norsethor@aol.com>
Eatontown, N. J. USA - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 12:41:23 (PDT)
God bless all of the families of our fallen comrades.
SSG Cook <lowerjumper@aol.com>
Raeford , NC USA - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 12:35:40 (PDT)
I knew Jeff Davis fairly well and had met Dan Petithory a few times. As I was put out on a medical in March of 2001, it is impossible for me to not feel that these men carried my load for me. Though in all honesty, it is impossible to believe that I could have carried the load nearly as well as these men, nor those who served with them and continue to serve so well. I am sincerely humbled, and freely offer any assistance I can give to their loved ones. Anything I can do, just ask.
Dave Scholl, civilian, served 1/5 SF from '90 to '97, MFF school '97 to 01. <Dave@Gulfvet.com>
Yuma, AZ USA - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 09:05:19 (PDT)
"None but the brave deserve the fair." Dryden. Thank you all for all you gave. An S.F. vet.
Joe T./7th SFGA & 5th SFGA 66-69 <joet44co@aol.com>
Bailey, Co USA - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 08:45:39 (PDT)
My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the fallen soldiers. I have the utmost respect and admiration for those who serve and the families who await their safe return. our country is better because of soldiers like these. I salute you all.
Mike McDonough <michael.mcdonough@nn.k12.va.us>
Newport News, VA USA - Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 10:48:07 (PDT)
Most people live their whole lives, and die, wondering whether or not they have made a difference. Not these guys, they lived their lives making a difference. So let's save one backwards glance for them, and always remember. Strong Love, Strange Peace.
Brad Best <ianson65@hotmail.com>
Edmonton, Ab Canada - Tuesday, May 06, 2003 at 00:57:32 (PDT)
Thank you for your service to this country...
Tony 3rd Bn 11th Marines <cobasa@excite.com>
Sunny Isles Beach, FL USA - Sunday, May 04, 2003 at 09:45:51 (PDT)
Just wanna say I'm sorry for the loss you as a SF community suffered from the loss of these troopers. I will keep them in mind when I go to SFAS in June.. Fister lead the way!
Jason <crzyranger@yahoo.com>
Schofield Barracks, HI USA - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 16:50:55 (PDT)
I know Stan Harriman from SFAS & SFQC, as well as Petithory. I know Nate and Mark from 1st Group, and live near Jefferson Davis' hometown. They are still remembered and always will be. Thanks to them and their families for the sacrifices, and for representing the best of America.
Mark Peters 1st SFG, 101st ABN <peters1mark@hotmail.com>
Erwin, TN USA - Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 12:27:59 (PDT)
Hey JD, I still think about you and the other guys often. We're continuing the mission you started, kicking ass and making them pay for what they did. Take care buddy... -Bill
Bill Bell - ODA 564, 542/562
Ballston Lake, NY USA - Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 09:14:22 (PDT)
Not a single day goes by that I don't remember Mark Jackson. I served with Mark for numerous years on ODA 536. After seeing Mark laid to rest in Michigan I still have thoughts of what a great person he was. I wish that the world knew him. You're a Man among Men!!
Art Petit <puppet18f@aol.com>
Clarksville, TN USA - Monday, April 21, 2003 at 22:27:41 (PDT)
I regret that the government saw a need to give all Army the Green Beret. One day these "ultra-liberals" will understand that it is correct to honor the best of the best. My deepest, heartfelt condolences to all who have died so that America the Beautiful can continue to stand - One Nation, undivided, with liberty and justice for all her citizens, (even the "peaceniks"). God love you all.
Julie Bash <Wbash29478@aol.com>
Moreno Valley, CA USA - Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 16:28:04 (PDT)
Our heartfelt condolences to the families of all these brave, courageous men. I hope one day peace will come but I doubt that could happen without our terrific men in the service to whom we all owe our lives.
A Supporter
Denver, CO USA - Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 11:27:50 (PDT)
Just surfing through and found your site. Liked it and thought I'd drop a note. I'll be back! - Sam w/ Camping Supplies
Camping Supplies <sam@nospam.com>
Redmond, WA USA - Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at 01:02:48 (PDT)
Dan, Justin, Brian, Jamie, You will never be forgotten. You and your families were in my thoughts and prayers today. Our country will be forever in your debt. The oppressed of Afghanistan will also be forever in your debt. CPT James Farley
B/5/19th SFG(A) <james.r.farley@us.army.mil>
Malta, ID USA - Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at 18:00:19 (PDT)
Having grown up with Nikki, Dan's sister, not a day goes by that I don't thank God for people like Dan Petithory. He is missed very much.
Jessica Ferro
Boston, MA USA - Sunday, April 13, 2003 at 20:41:33 (PDT)
I had the pleasure of working with and befriending Mark Jackson, in between his important duty assignments that had him travelling far away from Washington State for long periods of time. I will remember his smile, his gentle manner, his sense of humor and the lingering aroma of his cigars. It was an honor to have known and worked with Mark Jackson. I will never forget him.
Lea <graalfilms@aol.com>
Ft. Lewis area, WA USA - Saturday, April 12, 2003 at 03:55:32 (PDT)
While we will never be able to repay our debt to you, may the fact that our children may inherit and live in a better and safer world be a small token of gratitude. Our prayers are with all our heroes.
Stefano Salani <s.salani@att.net>
Miami, FL USA - Friday, April 11, 2003 at 22:18:03 (PDT)
When the last angel has fallen and evil has had its day, you'll find the gates of heaven guarded by a lone Green Beret.
PFC Jeff Dennis <jeff.dennis@us.army.mil>
Louisville, KY USA - Friday, April 11, 2003 at 13:19:17 (PDT)
To the families, especially the wives and children, I wish you strength and peace. Gentlemen, Thank you for being strong and stepping forward to protect others. De Oppresso Liber.
10th SFG(A) & 19th SFG(A)
RI USA - Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 17:05:24 (PDT)
To all of you have given your lives so others may live, I want you to know that I remind everyone I come in contact with what the price is for freedom is. I try to pass on your story and the stories of others that have paved the way so that America can be the great country that it is today. I wake up everyday and thank god that people like you exist, so that evil will never prevail. I will never forget the sacrifices that you have made, and at the drop of a hat, even at 37 yrs of age, would gladly put myself in harms way if my country needed me. For you have set the example that generations will follow. I have friends that are from Afghanistan and I get to hear about the difference that the members that Task Force Dagger has made in the lives of the people in that country. My friend’s mother was able to drive a car for the first time ever. Task Force Dagger has made that and many other wonderful things possible. Semper Fi and De Oppresso Liber!
D. Snider USMC 1984-1990 <doninsocal@hotmail.com>
Corona, CA USA - Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 09:52:55 (PDT)
I am the widow left behind, raising two small children... You see my husband SFC Christopher J. Speer was injured in Afghanistan on July 27th, 2002, I was fortunate enough to be able to join him in Germany. I spent every moment possible with Chris, there in the hospital. I was told that he couldn't possibly know that I was there, but he felt my presence. Chris was the most wonderful, loving, faithful, compassionate person I have ever known. I never thought that I would be strong enough to let him go, to actually say "good~bye", but I realized something. Chris always assured me that I was strong enough to handle anything, any situation that may arise. I have to admit that I still question my strength, but I know that Chris is with me and our children all the time. He helps to give me the strength to move on. I realized that it was time for Chris to move on. He fought so hard to stay alive, so that he might come home to his family. He truly held on longer than most thought possible. They didn't know Chris like I did, he loved nothing more than his wife and children. His love for us and his faith gave me the opportunity to spend a week with him, before his death. I love you Chris more than anything in this world. I see you in Taryn and Tanner's smile everyday, they love and miss you so very much. They know that you are in Heaven watching over them. I love you Today, Tomorrow and Forever!! You are ALWAYS on my mind, and FOREVER in my heart! Forever yours, Doll Baby
Tabitha
Pinehurst, NC USA - Tuesday, April 08, 2003 at 18:48:47 (PDT)
I wish to express my sincere thanks to all that have given thier lives so that others can live. These warriors will never be forgotten. Without these Men who so unselfishly give thier lives for thier country none of us could enjoy the freedoms that we have. So, to all who may oppose war and the ones who take so much pride in burning this nations flag. Always remember if it wasn't for the brave men and Women in uniform you would not have that right. Thanksyou again for giving your life so that all can be free. Sincerely Dennis R Fehling
Dennis Fehling 2ndbtln. 218th FA <denpamcrr@juno.com>
Terrebonne , Or 97760 - Monday, April 07, 2003 at 08:48:45 (PDT)
SSGT. Vance You are so very missed and thought about daily!
Friend
USA - Saturday, April 05, 2003 at 18:24:13 (PST)
Words can not begin to express the sorrow. Very proud of all who serve and have served.. Those who gave the supreme sacrifice so we can be free..
Mark Decroo
Natrona Heights, PA USA - Wednesday, April 02, 2003 at 17:06:07 (PST)
To the Families of the men, who have given their lives so others may be free, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you, and may god relieve you of you pain and leave you with the joyful memories.
Nadeem A. Seirafi <naseirafi@yahoo.com>
palm Springs, ca USA - Tuesday, April 01, 2003 at 00:07:36 (PST)
I met Mark Jackson in Germany. I remember a very quiet man, very nice and sincere person. I knew he would be one of the best Soldiers of all time. There was something special about him. I'm sad to hear of his death but I'm thankful I had the chance to meet him. I'm thankful for what he did for our country and for helping people that could not help themselves..... RIP Mark...
~T~
USA - Monday, March 31, 2003 at 15:09:24 (PST)
I am the daughter of the late BG. Gen. James F. Danter, who was also part of the select few who make up the Special Forces. He was always so honored to wear his Beret as I am sure that you are too. He instilled in all his children that the uniform didn't demand respect, it EARNED it. I am thankful to God above that there are people who still feel pride for those uniforms. I pray for the families of those lost, and for the ones who are still in harms way. Your pain is not in vain, it is shared by many, Mighty soldiers. Suellyn Danter
Suellyn Danter <SDanter0001@email.vccs.edu>
Rocky Mount, VA USA - Monday, March 31, 2003 at 12:23:49 (PST)
Thanks to all our fallen brothers please if the wives or kids need to talk email me
Tom Ritter 7th SFG ret. <tomandcindy5@aol.com>
Lake Ariel, PA USA - Sunday, March 30, 2003 at 09:21:41 (PST)
De Oppresso Liber... lest we forget, there still are some things worth fighting for. I am deeply greatful for the service and sacrifice of all who have served. I have read the news reports of all these brave men who made the ultimate sacrifice. I am saddened by their loss and wish to convey my condolences to their units and, in particular, to their families. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
James Paul DiNovis <dinovisjp@pol.net>
Sayville, NY USA - Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 08:47:10 (PST)
FREEDOM HAS A FLAVOR THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER NO. THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE. NSDQ
SSG LUEVANO 160TH <LUEVANOJ@ARMY.MIL>
NEW MANCHESTER , WV USA - Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 22:30:55 (PST)
How Proud and Great are thoughts of you who come on Shimmering Wing of Justice and Freedom, Thank you. Thank you to your families, with all my heart, I will always remember your bravery, your sacrifice for me, you are my heros.
Julie Johnson, Registered Nurse <julie_johnson@juno.com>
Fresno, Ca USA - Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 11:19:58 (PST)
The greatest love of all is to lay your life down for another. What more could you give? From many of us that understand to some degree what you faced, we say "tanks". You are the brightest, boldest, and best... MEN OF VALOR... "YOU HAVE DIED SERVING THOSE OPPRESSED" YOU TRULY ARE AMERICA'S BEST... in death you have brought others life and liberty. We salute you and honor your sacrafice.
Harry Regan A-24, Co B, 3rd SFG, 1st SFG(ABN) <hregan5@attbi.com>
San Leandro, CA USA - Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 09:58:16 (PST)
Thank you - all of you. All the way!
SFC Richard Mayberry USA (RET) <rickmayb@mayberry.net>
West Chester, PA USA - Monday, March 24, 2003 at 14:48:31 (PST)
I do not have the words to express my pride and honor to have served with such as these. Rest gently, comrades, and God be with your families, ALL THE WAY.
Earl A. Hart, SGM (Ret), Ops SGM, 19th SFGA <vinobrunello@yahoo.com>
Chiusi, Siena Italy - Monday, March 24, 2003 at 11:00:18 (PST)
Thank God for their heroism and sacrifice. May His love comfort their families.
Paul Spera US Army 64-67 <pastchief@attbi.com>
Attleboro, MA USA - Sunday, March 23, 2003 at 19:36:08 (PST)
The only words that I can express are thank you for our freedom and thank you for your sacrafice to this great country.Rest in Peace. DE OPPRESSO LIBER!
Robert Arnts <swtchnmusic@collegeclub.com>
West Seneca, NY USA - Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 15:39:02 (PST)
I didn't serve with any of these men, but i am proud to call them my brothers. They gave their lives for our country and there is nothing more honorable than that. God bless you, and god look over your families.
James b Stiner Sr Mac V Sog <broadsword2003@aol.com>
Isalandia , NY USA - Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 22:28:02 (PST)
I had the priveledge, neigh the honor of serving with Daniel Petithory while he was at the JFK Special School of warfare. He was a great man, destined for great things. He wasa man who didn't ask why he was sent he went to protect his country and he did just that. I just want every one back home in the states to know that.
Brigadier General Tom B. Callahan
Annapolis, Md USA - Thursday, March 13, 2003 at 08:42:21 (PST)
We do recongnize the loss of these men.And feel sorrow. But the United States will live on, all because of the Army Special Forces! HOOAH!! De Oppresso Libre!
C/SSG Rob Stickles <rs3rd@msn.com>
Mountainside, NJ USA - Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at 14:31:33 (PST)
All i can say is "thank you" to these brave men who epitomize what makes America great. Your country called and you answered. It is my sincere hope that your courage will never be forgotten. *Salute* my fellow soldiers, and may you rest in peace.
Brian Wanschura, Co B 134th Sig. Bn <brianwanschura@netscape.net>
Saint Paul, MN USA - Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 11:23:06 (PST)
It's an honor to work as a civilian among the fine soldiers of Special Forces, but it can also be a source of grief when they don't make it through a combat situation or hazardous training. I was deeply moved by the ABC television presentation on 3rd SF Group, and the death of SGT Vance broadcast on March 6th. My condolences to all the families of these fallen heroes.
Jane Crabill, Marquat Memorial Library <crabillj@soc.mil>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Friday, March 07, 2003 at 07:40:15 (PST)
To each one of you I bow on my face humbled by your loving sacrifice. Thank you now & thank you for my family & the generations that follow. Your love & life will never be forgotton for what you have given us. I know that the God of this universe will honor you & your family & the future generations b/c of your gift, your life, that you were willing to lay @ the alter for all of us. It is an honor to know of you. May God give you in heaven your great & deserved reward. Bless you, each one of you deeply. ch
Craig Hartmann <craighartmann@unifiedsignal.com>
Woodinville, WA USA - Thursday, March 06, 2003 at 22:12:35 (PST)
Words cannot express the gratitude and respect I have for each of you. May God comfort, bless and keep your family and loved ones and may you rest eternally in His loving embrace, comforted in the truth that your ultimate sacrifice has ensured the safety of your countrymen and provided the first steps toward peace in such a troubled part of the world.
Jeff McIllwain <copdoctor@hotmail.com>
La Mesa, CA USA - Thursday, March 06, 2003 at 21:22:01 (PST)
I am not much for words in times like these, but I wanted to thank these men for serving. God Bless them and their families.
Shawnee
Houston, TX USA - Thursday, March 06, 2003 at 20:55:55 (PST)
I owe my freedom to these 8 guys and thousands upon thousand of their brothers in arms. Every minute of every waking day I try my best to treat folk the way they would wish to be treated and to protect the freedoms of even those with whom I would disagree the most vehemently. Every death for our country leaves an awesome legacy and a terrible responsibility for the rest of us. I pray I'm up to the task. Thank you and God Bless. You are an inspiration.
James DeWinter <jadewinter@peoplepc.com>
Little Rock, AR USA - Thursday, March 06, 2003 at 19:42:14 (PST)
I saw a (very small) group of anti-war protesters today and it occurred to me that they can say the things they are saying because of the sacrifices of the men on this page, and many like them since 1776. To the families of these soldiers and to those serving in the Middle East, thank you for your service and sacrifice and please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless the USA!
D A Noble
Denver, CO USA - Thursday, March 06, 2003 at 19:28:58 (PST)
Genteleman.... I cannot thank you enough for you dedication and resoluteness to your country and to eachother. I know that the dear Lord has a place for you in the upper room, and you will be immortalized for what you have done for all of us. DE OPRESSO LIBRE Green Berets... *salute*
Tyler Consugar Civilian
Minersville, PA USA - Thursday, March 06, 2003 at 19:19:33 (PST)
As a US Marine, I just wanted to say "thank you" to all that have given their ultimate sacrafice. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace my comrades.
GySgt Hansen <chansen635@aol.com>
Havelock, NC USA - Thursday, March 06, 2003 at 19:04:15 (PST)
God bless... I have goosebumps all over.... God Bless all of them, and their families, and our soldiers all over the world. God Bless America...
Not a solider
OH USA - Thursday, March 06, 2003 at 18:50:57 (PST)
Cannot thank you enough for the dedication and service by our military men and women in putting their very lives at risk to protect the freedoms we hold so dear. God Bless
Vance Broadaway, 51st Signal Battalion, U.S. Army, previous service
Little Rock, AR USA - Thursday, March 06, 2003 at 18:15:36 (PST)
Words cannot express my heartfelt thanks and respect for all who serve and have served to protect the freedoms we hold so dear. God Bless
Vance Broadaway, 51st Signal Battalion, U.S. Army, previous service
Little Rock, AR USA - Thursday, March 06, 2003 at 18:10:02 (PST)
I just wanted to say that nate will always be missed, and the time I had to work with him when he was stationd in oki, I will chairish my hole life.
SSG EWEN 1/1 SFG (A) OKINAWA, JAPAN <tripwire24@yahoo.com>
apo, ap USA - Thursday, March 06, 2003 at 00:16:16 (PST)
I was on the QRF team to go and rescue SFC Romero. I had a few brief conversations with him and he showed me a few things on some communications equipment I didn't know about. He was a good down to earth guy. GodBless his family.
SPC DAVID MUNIZ/ 57TH TRANS BN <MUNIZ08@HOTMAIL.COM>
FORT LEWIS, WA USA - Tuesday, March 04, 2003 at 10:56:09 (PST)
Vaya con Dios. Cos
"Cos Cosgrove: 5thSFG, 10th SFG <tiger6sf@bellsouth.net>
Pembroke Pines, fl USA - Monday, February 24, 2003 at 12:43:31 (PST)
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of mind that thinks nothing is worth fighting for is far worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares about more than his own personal safety is a miserable creature, who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. These soldiers are the better men.
PFC Jeff Dennis, 198th MP KyARNG <jeff.dennis@us.army.mil>
Louisville, KY USA - Monday, February 17, 2003 at 08:02:04 (PST)
Thank you for your service and dedication for not only the members of the 19th, but for their families. You are amoung the few that know the true taste of freedom and are willing to pay the price for it. SALUTE!!
James D. McDaniel, 19th SFGP ABN 98C SOT-A <JMcDanielFamily@aol.com>
Glasgow , WA USA - Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 09:17:37 (PST)
How can we ever thank them?They possesed the highest of ideals.Rest in peace.
Phillips G.A
Glasgow, Scotland - Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 04:54:41 (PST)
My deepest sympathy goes all the families who lost a loved one. I attended West Virginia University. Although I did not know Gene, we share a close mutual friend. The tragedy surrounding Gene's death has prompted a change in my life. I am now working in VA Hospital Administration to ensure quality healthcare for all soldiers and veterans. God Bless.
Sarah Allman <s_allman@hotmail.com>
Birmingham, AL USA - Friday, February 07, 2003 at 22:21:14 (PST)
My sincere condolences to all of you who have lost a loved one to give us the freedom we now have in this country.
Rhonda <DataMover824@aol.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 21:45:15 (PST)
My most sincere condolences to the families for their losses.
John Brodsky FEMA <brodskyj1@attbi.com>
Burbank, IL USA - Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 00:31:33 (PST)
God Bless all the Special Forces units in the military. My son has also joined the list of fallen hero's. Jason Dean Cunningham KIA March 4, 2002 in Afghanistan. Jason gave his life so "others may live" We will forever miss our hero Jason who has made me so very proud to be his Mom. It has left a big hole in our family forever, but I also know there are 10 men who returned to their families because of his actions that day and I pray that someday I will know who these men are and will get to meet them. I will always love you Jason and there is not a single minute of everyday I don't think about you and miss your beautiful face. But I know in my heart if you had it to do again you would not change a thing. Love Mom
Jackie Cunningham <JCunni9998@aol.com>
Gallup, NM USA - Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 18:48:35 (PST)
Just a note to say hello to all my brothers that paid the price for us. Spent several years in Nam, so I know what it means to loose a brother and friend. God bless all of them and their families. Still the best damn forces in the military. Salute
Boots Porter 1st (Okie) 5th (Nam) 10th (Devens) <SF0B>
TN USA - Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 15:24:12 (PST)
This is a special "Thank You" to our son SGT Philip James Svitak - KIA in Afghanistan March 04, 2002. Phil - "Thank You" son for being a person we could always be proud of - for your strength of character, your devotion to your family, friends and faith. For your beliefs and dedication to duty - for your loyalty and compassion for others. Thank You for being someone not only we, but others, could depend on. We enjoyed your quick wit and laughter and common sense. Everything that we had we wanted to share with you because you were the very essence of our beings - a special gift from God. We could not understand the driving desire you had to join and then re-join the "Night Stalker" Unit nor the extreme pride you had while in this Unit until we met your "brothers" of the 160th. The respect they hold for you is so very touching and we are grateful for shared memories of you they have given to us. Pictures flash in my mind starting from the moment we first held you in our arms to the young boy in OD Greens & Camo always on a bike or skateboard to the young teen in Civil Air Patrol blues. Other pictures are of you working at the grill for Hy-Vee, working under the hood of your beloved '68 Firebird. You with Shannon Stone and his pickup or on your Motorcycles - you with Laura and then our Grandbabies. How proudly you offered them for us to hold and cuddle. The pictures are never-ending - almost 32 years of them. You were, as your dad and I will always say "The best kid a parent could ever have". You were a silent achiever - you didn't brag about all that you had done. I deeply regret son that in this lifetime we did not have you until WE were no more and that you did not have the chance to "grow old" with Laura and see your sons grow to manhood. Hero's don't choose their destiny - destiny chooses them. Rest gently my son - until we meet again. Love always from - Mom & Dad
Roseann & Rich Svitak <imaleo@joplin.com>
Neosho, Mo USA - Friday, January 10, 2003 at 01:01:27 (PST)
God bless all the families of the SF who are now with my Ranger in the Sky, CPL Matthew A. Commons, KIA 4 March 2002, Operation Anaconda. They are the angels keeping their buddies safe. My heart aches in sorrow for all those who have lost a loved one. But I stand tall in pride knowing my son and your loved ones gave their lives to keep all Americans free. May our Angels keep us safe and watch over us always.
Pat Marek <pamarek25@earthlink.net>
Littleton, CO USA - Monday, January 06, 2003 at 19:46:54 (PST)
Thank you to all SF men. We injoy are freedoms cause of you,and our nation knows when theres trouble u can allways count on Special Forces.
Josh Gordon,Scott m. Burgess sqd.,CAP <usmc1099@hotmail.com>
Saint Johns, MI USA - Sunday, January 05, 2003 at 10:35:53 (PST)
God Bless you for going the extra mile for the USA. God bless your families who honor you.
Tom Rutledge 101st ABN <trutland_hay.@msn.com>
Walden, CO USA - Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 22:42:53 (PST)
God bless these brave SFr's. In spite of the diversity of our political climate, these brave people committed themselves to a cause they believed in 150 percent. How many people walking this planet can say the same about themselves? May they rest in peace and honor.
Randy Gomez - Ex-Army Enlisted <taxifortakeoff@yahoo.com>
pueblo, co USA - Monday, December 30, 2002 at 14:46:57 (PST)
I raise my cap with sorrow to these fine warriors who have paid the ultimate price, in order to ensure our freedom at home and to free the oppressed overseas. We shall be proud that they stood up and answered the call. America's Best, The Special Forces. De Oppresso Liber!
EJ Passarelli, MAJ (ret) 11thSFGA <ejp711@yahoo.com>
ST.Charles, MO USA - Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 04:57:32 (PST)
I didn't know Sgt. Vance, but still there is a feeling I can't describe. I wish I where there!
1/120th INF, 2/19th Kenova.
USA - Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 23:43:54 (PST)
My name is Jessica and I'm a very good friend of Daniel Petithory's sister, Nikki. Although I never got to meet Dan, I have always had great respect for him for being in the Army. It is because of men and women who have chosen paths similar to him that we can live as we do, and enjoy the freedoms that we do. God Bless you all!!
Jessica Saultz <jeepbabe1179@aol.com>
Lambertville, NJ USA - Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 23:21:30 (PST)
It took me a year to find this site...I served with Msgt Jeff Davis when we were both assigned to 1/31st Mech Inf 2nd Div. Korea in Jan of 1985. we both attended Basic and AIT together. I will always remember Jeff as a low key, never got his feathers ruffled kind of soldier. I always knew he would excel in everything he did. we lost touch after I left Korea, and for a couple of letters, between us I totally lost touch around 1987. I will always have my scrap book of pictures with Jeff in Korea. he was a great man and soldier.
Matthew Jones <mashjen@eatel.net>
Prairieville, LA USA - Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 20:39:23 (PST)
Robert William Zerby St.Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands E-mail: doctorzerby@military.com I'm looking for a 1st Lt. Steven Lewski; area of operation in 1970 was Luang Prabang, Laos (Hmong Hill Tribe). Semper Fi
Robert Zerby <doctorzerby@military.com>
St. Croix USVI, VI USA - Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 13:51:18 (PST)
I knew Romero when he was a SPC (E-4). I thought he was a pretty good kid. I recently saw his picture on the wall of the SOT-A office. I asked how he was doing. This was when I heard the bad news. He was a young hard charger that did his duty as an SF soldier. I wish his family well.
Jesse Basher A/1/19th SFG (A) <jesse.basher@us.army.mil>
WA USA - Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 20:27:07 (PST)
I saw SFC. Chapman only a couple of times at Ft. Lewis. My condolences go out to his family. He is a hero.
L. Criscoe, ODA 156,Aco.2d.Bn.1st SFG.(ABN) RET. CW3
Conneaut, OH USA - Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 16:58:03 (PST)
These men were Special Forces Soldier's, the best in the world. "No man stands so tall when he gives his life to liberate the oppressed".
Paul Bryant MSG SF (Ret) 1st SF <pbryant2@cfl.rr.com>
Satellite Beach, Fl USA - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 19:18:33 (PST)
Jesus says it best in John 15:13 "No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends." These men where,and are my brothers...I honor them and thier families for thier sacrifice so that we may live in peace.
Eric T. Olson 10th SFG (Abn) <eric.olson@410-home.com>
San Antonio, TX USA - Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 23:21:21 (PST)
My deepest condolences to all of the families.
Roger Payne (Civilian) <rpayne@bestweb.net>
Mount Kisco, NY USA - Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 16:27:35 (PST)
I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Peter Tycz while I was assigned to C/2/3rd SFG(A). There are two things about Peter that I will always remember. His professionalism as a soldier and his good humor. Rest easy my brother in arms.
MSG WALTER D. FINCH JR <wdfmsg99@aol.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 07:01:32 (PST)
May God grant to the Tycz II; Vance; Romero; Harriman; Chapman; Davis; Petithory; Prosser families the courage to live as proud yet humble kinsmen of these wonderful men of valor. May their lives be inspiration to embolden men to rise and take up the defense of America with uncommon faith and courage.
Faleye, Akintade <Akintade.Faleye@army.mil>
Monterey, CA USA - Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 14:38:11 (PST)
I was at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. just recently and I saw a note left by a 10 year old boy at the Wall. It read in main part, "Thank you for my freedom". I believe from the note that he was visiting as part of a school field-trip, and that he suffered no personal loss from the Vietnam War. That boy still recognized that a great sacrifice was made in a far-away land, a sacrifice made for us as a nation, but also for each of us as individuals. I have no words that to ease the pain of your loss, but as that 10 year old boy said, thank you for my freedom.
Christopher C. Holmes <cholmes@ci.winchester.va.us>
Winchester, VA USA - Monday, December 09, 2002 at 09:39:52 (PST)
My heart goes out to all of the friends & family of SPECIAL FORCES brothers that have been killed around the world fighting terrorism.DE OPPRESSO LIBER!
Bobby Steward Msg,SF(ret) <BobbySteward@Bizland.com>
Helena, Ar. USA - Thursday, December 05, 2002 at 16:57:04 (PST)
I'll keep this simple. Today is 05 Dec 2002, and a year has gone by since we lost three great men - one of them being my older brother, Dan Petithory. He is missed and not a day goes by where he is not thought of. I would like to thank the entire SF community for being a wonderful support system to my family and me. We love you all. De opresso liber
Nicole Petithory <nicole_sarah6963@yahoo.com>
Boston, MA USA - Thursday, December 05, 2002 at 14:15:38 (PST)
I joined the 19th in Aug of this year. I didn't get to meet the two from the 19th. But I know that they are greatly missed at the unit. God bless them and their families for their sacrifice to this great nation. And god bless all the men that are still in harms way.
Gregory Hancock HHD 1/19th SFGA <gregory.hancock@us.army.mil>
arlington, TX USA - Friday, November 29, 2002 at 19:41:14 (PST)
To the quiet professionals...thank you so much for your service...you are freedom's defenders and I hope to be able to serve as a special ops soldier someday as you did so valiantly. We will never forget.
Brian Wanschura Co. B 134th Sig Bn (National Guard)
Saint Paul, Mn USA - Friday, November 29, 2002 at 16:23:04 (PST)
It's Thanksgiving morning. I am thankfull that there are many men and women 'who walk the wall' to protect our life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I never met Daniel Petithory, but he was one of our own. Thinking of you Dan, and all the brave men and women who sacrafice to make this world a better place.
Jay Lukkarila <ICRUSHROCK@aol.com>
Adams, MA USA - Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 06:04:16 (PST)
Absolute waste of wonderful men's lives. Wonderful country, and a people of substance. I'm ex-infantry (Vietnam) wounded in action 19th July 1969 and hospitalised for over two years, so my heart is with you guys. I'm one of the lucky ones. Rest easy men. Best of the best. Ps Other signatories might like to view the petition re a Memorial at http://www.PetitionOnline.com/vvlm230/petition.html Regards, Don Tate
Don Tate (Australian ex-Army) <warvet_69@yahoo.com>
Shellharbbour, NS Australia - Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 15:06:01 (PST)
You are so missed Nathan...I have cried for months now and it doesn't seem to get any better. You are in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Thanks for being the wonderful "friend" that you were and the "awesome soldier" that you are and always will be. I thank God for the opportunity to be blessed with time we shared. Your family is beautiful and will be fine. My prayers are with them also. I miss you Nate...Love you and say "hello" to Jesus for me. I know where you are. Always your friend, Victoria
Victoria <toricali1@aol.com>
Fallbrook, CA USA - Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 08:07:28 (PST)
Thank you and God bless.
Michelle <cptsheart@hotmail.com>
Boston, MA USA - Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 16:37:42 (PST)
While I was assigned at C Co, 3rd Bn as the Supply Sergeant, I had a chance to talk to SFC Daniel Romero ( who was then a SGT). He was a very quiet and professional NCO. I was assigned in Korea when I found out that he was one of the soldiers killed in Afghanistan. My condolences to his family.
Jacqueline Turkatte <paalam64@hotmail.com>
APO , AE USA - Friday, November 22, 2002 at 02:01:18 (PST)
We as American recall what happened on the 11th. we rember those who have fallen. we recall those who laughed when they fell . now we remember those who have fallen when they stood up to keep the rest of us from falling. now we must all stand up and avenge them and let the world know that we are strong and will never fall again
Amandalynn Tyrel <heart2hearttalk2000@yahoo.com>
aspen, CO USA - Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 21:55:18 (PST)
I know that the bravery of these Men shall not be forgotten,As I know they are in a better place but my heart goes out to their family's. May your spirit stay strong as your faith for it will be this ,That shall keep them alive and forever in your heart in that special place that no man can take away.
Linda S DeLuca <ldlv73@msn.com>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 17:55:25 (PST)
Thank You all for protecting the freedom in the world Yours Truly Pelle M
Pelle Mouvitz <pelle.mouvitz.@vgregion.se>
Gothenburg, Sweden - Monday, November 18, 2002 at 14:41:26 (PST)
My heartfelt prayers and thanks to each of these brave men and their families. Susan Filtrante, Asst. Mgr, www.ProudArmyMoms.org
Susan Filtrante <susanhaywood@earthlink.net>
St. Louis, MO USA - Sunday, November 17, 2002 at 21:02:36 (PST)
Who could imagine what the entire World would become WITHOUT these HONORABLE distinguished men of the United States ARMED forces? I think and I know I belong here....with the US Special Forces Group......among these group of honorable men; can't wait to do my part as soon as the INS takes their step off my feet....even at age 50+... God bless America.
Endy Madukwe...US-Patriot At-Large <madtec99@hotmail.com>
Brooklyn , NY USA - Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 00:16:04 (PDT)
My condolences to Pete's family. I worked with Pete as his interpreter in Bosnia. He was a great person to work with and a dear friend. Thank you Pete for everything you've done for my country. You family can be so proud of you... Tanja
Tanja Savic <tsavic@hotmail.com>
Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 15:12:16 (PDT)
Mark, was my mentor my team mate, but most of all my freind, we love you mark, we'll miss you!
Matthew Schuh <schuhm@mil.net>
FT Lewis, wa USA - Monday, October 21, 2002 at 09:37:36 (PDT)
Support element remembers Nathan Chapman. God Bless You!
Roland Cervantes <rcacpc@yahoo.com>
FT Polk, La USA - Sunday, October 20, 2002 at 20:11:52 (PDT)
To All of you who have given your all for your country and given the ultimate sacrifice I say Thank You from a Greatful nation
J. Nied <Nied8@cox>
Mesa, Az USA - Friday, October 18, 2002 at 07:53:30 (PDT)
My prayers and condolences are extended to the families of all the brave Special Forces Soldiers who have given their lives in the new war in which we are engaged. In a world in which honor, courage , and selflessness appears often to be passe',it is encouraging to know that there are still those who believe in "Duty, Honor, and Country". I salute my fallen comrades and brothers. We from a different time who also heard the call during a another conflict honor their memory and their sacrifice. I have had a fairly sucessful life, but no honor that I ever received was greater than the privilige of earning and wearing the Green Beret. I know that they must have thought the same thing. May God comfort you in your sorrow, and hlep you know always that the one you loved died doing what they wanted to do, and, most importantly doing something that mattered. "For no greater love has man than that he would give up his life for his friends". God bless you!
Donald P. Martin, 11SFGA 74-78,/ Vietnam 69-70 (non Special Forces Assignment
Greensboro, NC USA - Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 13:50:09 (PDT)
Mark was a great friend and will be truly missed. Never a better Fisherman, Hunter, and true Green Beret. Go withh God Mark. OJ
Oliver J Bailey II 5th & 1st SFG <Jaeb536@aol.com>
Ft Lewis, WA USA - Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 07:53:51 (PDT)
Thank you for giving all for our wonderful country. You are a hero to me and my family. God Bless You
Daniel Kracov (civilian) <dkracov563@aol.com>
Potomac, MD USA - Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 17:13:01 (PDT)
My prayers go out to the families of these fallen warriors. Their sacrifice for our great country will never be forgotten.
Jim Brower, Diving NCOIC, 4th RTBn <jbr1061087@aol.com>
Columbus, GA USA - Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 13:18:35 (PDT)
My heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of all these guys.
Jim Price civilian <chgojim@aol.com>
Chicago, IL USA - Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 12:08:35 (PDT)
My heart is broken with the loss of a great American such as Mark. He has touched my life in so many ways they are to numerous to mention. I served with Mark on ODA-536 for many years and I'm truly honored with the privilege to have been on the same team as him. I can remember the numerous deployments with him and I have had together and also the not so successful fishing trips we and had on Lake Barkley, I will never forget him and the other great men that have made the ultimate sacrifice. Mark I will see you again.. Art Petit ODA 556 ...............Together, as Brothers: We've laughed and cried........... Together, as Brothers: We fought side by side......... These two different worlds From which we came,..... But in our hearts We were one and the same......... This place this creed That we live by,....... I never would have dreamed That you would ever die........ To those who remember You were a man among men............ To me you were more You were my best friend........ Someday, somewhere We will meet again,........ Because we will always be BROTHERS TO THE END!...... ...By Dale Sizmore
Art Petit <puppet18f@aol.com>
Clarksville, Tn USA - Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 19:57:53 (PDT)
I just want to take the time to say thank you for all that you did for my unit in Afghanistan. I will never forget the friends I made and lost with you guys. You are welcome in the homes of the 710th EOD anytime. You are part of our family. Be safe brothers.
710th EOD <mrk2md1@aol.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 17:41:48 (PDT)
Thank you SFC Chapman, for taking care of our men. Your ultimate sacrifice for my children and my freedom will not be forgotten. May God give your family comfort.
Sherry Shoars (civilian) <osmondbabe@yahoo.com>
Elgin,, SC USA - Wednesday, October 09, 2002 at 06:21:32 (PDT)
Mark Jackson was my senior weapons sergeant on ODA-536. I remember Mark leading the way in CQB training, desert training exercises. Mark was a true quiet professional whose spirit never forgot what the Special Forces mission was all about. A true friend to those who knew him and excellent father. He will truly be missed. Thank you Mark for standing in the area with us.
MSG Ret Chuck Roach 5th SFG(A), 1st SFOD-Delta <roachc317@ameritech.net>
Miamisburg, OH USA - Tuesday, October 08, 2002 at 16:24:04 (PDT)
My condolences to the families and friends of all the brave men of the Green Beret who made the ultimate sacrifice. I am just completing my book about Afghanistan and TF Dagger, etc. I am requesting the help of all families and friends of those Green Berets and CAG operators KIA in Afghanistan. We are in depserate need of medium to high resolution photographs of the men, and of their funerals. Please email them to me at rmoore31@aol.com and you must send a copy to my writing assistant Chris Thompson clt@pulp-fiction.com We will also need your name and mailing address so we can get a release if we use the photo in the book. We have a five day deadline on this, so we must have them by 10-15-2002 to memoralize these great warriors. Thanks for your help.
Robin Moore, author of The Green Berets <rmoore31@aol.com >
Concord, MA USA - Monday, October 07, 2002 at 19:56:44 (PDT)
Just want to express our condolences to all the families who's loved ones have given their lives for our freedom. I can't imagine the heartache that it has brought to so many. Families, we will always keep your loved ones in our memory, for their courageous actions in the line of duty. I hope all Americans will eventually see this memorial, and come to realize what it means to be a military family and all that it involves. With much respect, Kathy
Kathy/Mom of 3 active duty
IL USA - Saturday, October 05, 2002 at 02:42:32 (PDT)
With deep respect for your selfless service to a grateful nation, a former SF member and eternal soldier.
Wilbert J. Haggray <wilbert.haggray@forscom.army.mil>
Atlanta , GA USA - Friday, October 04, 2002 at 12:52:06 (PDT)
I am the Proud Mother of Peter P. Tycz, Peter was an AWESOME SON I was so proud the day he accepted his Green Beret. I was so proud the day he told me he wanted to marry Tami. I was so proud the day I was told he was going to be a Daddy....5 times.. how wonderful is that? Proud too many times to list. Pride is something you can wear on your sleeve, for me it is in my heart.... I took for granted that Peter would always be here.. what a sad mistake. It is most difficult to lose a loved one.. especially a child. I look at life much differently now... Please do not hesitate to "hug" your loved ones. Please do not hesitate to let them know you love them.. During these difficult times I thank God for the wonderful people who have been put in my path. From my Family to my Friends to people I have never met, but shared a card or note ..Thank you all and Thank you God for your many Blessings. My wish is for all Americans and all who love America to realize what we take for granted.. Thank those in service with a note.. It is nice to hear "Thankx" even if it their "job". I belong to an on-line group called militarymoms.net Stop by for a visit. God Bless America and all who serve and love her. Hugs To All Terry Peters Mom
Terry M. Harnden <hti49@aol.com>
NY USA - Monday, September 30, 2002 at 14:49:59 (PDT)
I knew Nathan Chapman around 1995. He lived with Mike and his wife in Federal Way, Washington. I dated Nate for awhile. He was an amazing man and I knew that he was a soldier first. He was truly dedicated to his beloved Special Forces. I was shocked one morning in January of 2002 to find out that my "friend" was killed in action in Afghanistan. It hurt and I cried for days. It didn't surprise me though to see that he gave his life for a good cause...his country. You will be missed Nathan. Terribly missed. All I can say is "Thank-you for all that you have done for all of us. God Bless you and your family Nathan. You will also remain in my heart...Love and God Speed Soldier...Victoria
Victoria Giltner <toricali1@aol.com>
Fallbrook, Ca USA - Sunday, September 29, 2002 at 16:54:00 (PDT)
Thanks for being there for us.
Thomas Dufva <tuomas.dufva@pp.inet.fi>
Finland - Saturday, September 28, 2002 at 05:12:15 (PDT)
My heart goes out to all the families, friends and fellow soldiers who lost someone special. These men died serving thier country and made the ultimate sacrifice. I am not a soldier, but I am a sailor, and when a live is lost it doesn't matter if they wore, white bellbottoms, or green camouflage, what matters is that they were Americans who believed in a cause they believed in Freedom and fought for that.... To all the families be comforted in knowing that the cause is not over, The war on terrorism is not over and us Sailors that are currently deployed in the theater of operation will continue to fight for the cause that these men died doing......... God Bless the families and children of all........
QM2(SW)Eric Anderson USS Abraham Lincoln <eander@lincoln.navy.mil>
Everett, wa USA - Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 07:57:50 (PDT)
Thank you!
Ed Melusky <melusky@comcast.net>
Minersville, Pa USA - Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 12:50:22 (PDT)
I have never been in combat, but from what I have heard, those who have are true heroes. I just want to say thank you, to any Green Beret for you are more of a man than I.
My father was a Beret in Vietnam 1969 <banovicm@union.edu>
Schenectady, NY USA - Monday, September 23, 2002 at 21:21:22 (PDT)
I remember the first time I met Gene Vance. All decked out in the mountain biking attire getting ready to race against my fiancé. He and his wife were very nice and the perfect couple as she would cover the races via wvoutside.com. My heartfelt sympathies go out to his family and friends. Morgantown will never forget, West Virginia will never forget, AMERICA WILL NEVER FORGET what these men and countless others do for our Country daily. THANK YOU, each and every one, for what you do!
Laura (civilian) <JadeeyesQQ@aol.com>
Martinsburg, WV USA - Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 18:16:13 (PDT)
I served with Nathan Chapman while at Ft Lewis, WA with 3/47 Infantry. He was, what others tried to be! Respected Honest, giving and a true soldier. We'll miss you and God Bless America!
Sgt John W Van Curen, 3/47 Infantry, Ft Lewis, WA <jvcuren@microsoft.com>
Flower Mound, TX USA - Friday, September 20, 2002 at 10:06:18 (PDT)
Rest with God brave men of the Green Beret. HR Rosie Wilson SFA M-422 SOA 1702 GL
HR Rosie Wilson A-108 5th SFGA, MACVSOG CCS, TNG GP 1st SFA <rosiewilson@webtv.net>
Cleveland, TX USA - Thursday, September 19, 2002 at 21:04:57 (PDT)
To my Brother Peter Tycz, you are missed by many. But you will never be forgotten. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. Thank you for everything that you have done to keep us safe. Love ya Anne
Anne <magicgrl06@aol.com>
Cheektowaga, NY USA - Thursday, September 19, 2002 at 06:34:25 (PDT)
To my daddy SSG. Gene Arden Vance Jr.. I miss you so much... Sometimes all this seems unreal. But I am very proud of you, I hope you were not in any pain.. But I know you are in a better place and my love for you is everlasting it is forever. I miss you.. Hunter was born on July 6,2002.. I named him Hunter Gene Arden..... Love you. Rest in peace... Amber and Hunter
Amber Vance <cuteenough2224u@aol.com>
Lake Wales, FL USA - Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 10:32:04 (PDT)
"I was that which others did not want to be. I went where others feared to go and did what others failed to do. I asked nothing from those who gave nothing, and reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal loneliness ... should I fail. I have seen the face of terror, felt the stinging cold of fear, and enjoyed the sweet taste of a moment's love. I have cried, pained, and hoped ... but most of all, I have lived times others would say were best forgotten. At least someday I will be able to say that I was proud of what I was ... a soldier." I was Dan's Team Sergeant and I believe I am qualified to say that he was indeed a soldier. .
MSG Tim Smith <jojutsu@yahoo.com>
Aberdeen, NC USA - Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 10:22:17 (PDT)
First I to all my fallen brothers we all miss you. To Dan the Man Petithory you I will all ways drink a few for you. And I would like to thank all the people who are out there in the world who write in here to thank us soldiers it means so much to us.. Thank you.
Bill Wilson A-10 SFG/ C 535 5th Grp <wldbill535@hotmail.com>
Stuttgart, Germany - Saturday, September 14, 2002 at 02:48:10 (PDT)
Hello there, my name's Kirsten and I heard about the destinies of these brave men from a good friend of mine who told me about his dear friend Peter P Tycz 2. I can't say how really sorry I feel for him, for his family and that he had to die so soon. I think of them, although I don't know them, but I just hate to see that families get ripped apart. I pray for you that you have the strength to go on and to get over his much too early loss! Love, Kirsten
Kirsten Anders <xfantasyde@yahoo.de>
Duisburg, Germany - Friday, September 13, 2002 at 12:58:32 (PDT)
Dear cousin, I am so proud to have a person of your strengths and mentality. You do what what most cannot do. You will always in my heart and memories. Love, Andrew
Andrew Moss <adm1@pfeiffer.edu>
Mt. Pleasant, NC USA - Friday, September 13, 2002 at 12:49:46 (PDT)
To my dear, brave cousin. SGT. Peter P. Tycz II SPF 3rd Group, Medic I miss you more than you will ever know. I walk proud for you and for what you chose as your lifestyle and mission in life. For you have given me a whole new look at life and have made me realize that "NOTHING IS FREE." Free means that there is some kind of PRICE TO PAY somewhere and somehow. I pray for your wife and beautiful children for their happiness and well being. Here is a poem that was written in your honor from a friend of mine. Thoughts and Memories As I look out the window and stare at the sky, I think of you and your family as the day goes by. With feelings of heartfelt sympathy to you and your family I do send, on every cloud and every gentle gust of wind. I hope in this time of sadness and grief, that you will recall happy times with some kind of relief. Cherish the good times you all once shared, and know in your heart that he always cared. The bond you created has always been strong and will never be broken, For the closeness you had and the memories you built will never go unspoken. My thoughts are with you and my heart sincere, and know that even though I am far away, I am always near. By; Nicole M. Short This poem will be printed in a poetry book, Letters From The Soul. Love you dearly and miss you everyday. Life sure has changed for so many people but most of all, for that you have gone to a better place to watch over us. I keep you tucked away in my heart forever and will always walk head held high in you honor. I love you.
Shawn Marie Prieur <ext243@aol.com>
Buffalo, NY USA - Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 10:44:44 (PDT)
I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to the families of these brave soldiers who gave the supreme sacrifices conducting special operations against a hostile enemy of the United States. We do not take for granted the freedom we have, the lives we live... we owe our freedom to all of the brave men and women who have fought to guarantee and safeguard our freedoms, our way of life.
Jon Winters <winters@obscurasite.com>
Houston, TX USA - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 22:00:05 (PDT)
You enlisted to be a Green Beret, to Liberate the Oppressed, you soldier's have given your all for this great country we call the United States of America. For Freedom, for Peace and for all mankind. Rest in peace.
Paul Bryant, 1st Sf, SF Schools, 5th SF (Ret) <kumasf@yahoo.com>
Satellite Beach, Fl USA - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 12:53:15 (PDT)
You have answered this nations call, you have made us proud, you have done your duty as professionals. Now Rest In Peace my fellow warriors.
Esau Esau (Retired) <esau.esau@hood-ctsfmail.army.mil>
Copperas Cove, TX USA - Monday, September 09, 2002 at 05:46:18 (PDT)
My deepest condolences for Chris Speer and the other men on this page. I was friends with Chris in middle school. He was sincerely nice to me and had a lot of friends. I always remember his kindness because I was teased by other kids, but never Chris. My heart goes out to his family.
Alicia Serda (civilian) <alicia_ecc@yahoo.com>
Albuquerque, NM USA - Saturday, September 07, 2002 at 11:25:02 (PDT)
Hello, I did a search for Brian Cody Prosser and found your site. I went to Maricopa High School with Sgt. Brian Cody Prosser and he was one of the best friends I had there. Everyone who knew him liked him and respected him. I miss him a lot and regret I will never be able to talk to him and share stories again. I feel bad his family has lost him too as they were very close and loving to each other. I want to make you aware of a way that we are remembering Cody and making sure that people don’t forget what a great American he is and the values that he represented. I would appreciate it very much if you would support our scholarship which benefits college bound kids from Cody’s neighborhood. Below is a link you can follow that will tell you more about the scholarship and if you put it on your webpage I think it would be a big help to our efforts to spread the word about Cody’s heroism and raise money to be awarded to students from him hometown who could really use the help to go to college. Please review the page and let me know what you can do. NVF Brian Cody Prosser Memorial Scholarship http://www.nvf.org/CodyProsser.htm Sincerely, Patrick J. Horton
Patrick J. Horton <natvet@aol.com >
Los Angeles, CA USA - Friday, September 06, 2002 at 12:54:20 (PDT)
DOL!
David Moore, 20 SFG <MaasDP@Hotmail.com>
Murfreesboro, TN USA - Thursday, September 05, 2002 at 19:37:26 (PDT)
We can only thank GOD that America has sons who go forward into danger to protect us from all the evil that is in the world today. My brothers will never be forgotten by me or my team mates. 
Dr.Suess, SFFSF. Bob Soucy 6-81 ABN-RGR-SF
USA - Wednesday, September 04, 2002 at 20:13:23 (PDT)
The world and we will never forgot all the soldiers, those who fought and died in the war against the terror. God bless America and his proud Green Berets. 
Joachim Ulitzka <Joachim.Ulitzka@deutsche-boerse.com>
Lorsch, Germany - Wednesday, September 04, 2002 at 11:22:35 (PDT)
To the families and friends of all who made the ultimate sacrifice; though my words can’t give you peace or comfort I do offer my sincere condolences and thanks for all that each of you have done for this country and the support you lend to our troops. And, to my fellow soldiers who willingly laid their lives down for those of my family and our fellow countrymen, I grief for you and your family every day. From myself and my family, we will NEVER FORGET nor will we let others forget the price that was paid by you and every other fallen comrade on the battlefield of freedom. We will ensure your memory does not fade or pass for as long as we live. My vow to you is to instill your memory and sacrifice in my children and everyone who will listen, so that your honor and our freedom will ring forever! Daniel Starratt SSG, USA
SSG Daniel Starratt; The White House Communications Agency <talktoome@mindspring.com>
Washington, DC USA - Wednesday, September 04, 2002 at 08:14:25 (PDT)
These men gave there lives for us fighting against the people who have a corrupt thoughts and I'm glad that one day I will be doing the thing that they did.
Jim
USA - Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 12:08:00 (PDT)
It's time You Got Recognition. No Det Chord et-al. You do come back alive and whole as much as you can.  No memories but God & Country. Thanks from and old guy that said the same a few years ago when I was told the 2nd no longer existed!!
Wilson <Garyd4@msn.com>
Vancouver, WA USA - Monday, September 02, 2002 at 21:12:02 (PDT)
I was floored to hear about the loss of our brother Nate. He was the best of the best of us. Always with a smile and a joke to tell or play on you. A true quiet professional, and a great human being. We are going to miss you greatly. To the rest of you: Kick ass and come home safely.
Tim "Hammster" Hammill, former geek (18E), ODA-186 <timnrobin@attbi.com>
Olympia, WA USA - Monday, September 02, 2002 at 11:19:55 (PDT)
I love you and you were very special love , Colton
Colton Vance
Dover, TN USA - Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 19:04:26 (PDT)
You were very special to me and you are still alive in my heart. I love You! Love Rachel
Rachel Vance
Dover, TN USA - Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 18:28:10 (PDT)
I am the mother of SFC Peter P. Tycz. Thank you for making my sons life so special. God Bless all who serve. God Bless America.
Terry M. Harnden <HTI49@aol.com>
USA - Friday, August 30, 2002 at 15:46:17 (PDT)
This past weekend, friends and family of Sgt 1st Class Dan Petithory gathered together to honor the man who sacrificed so much for us all. The day was filled with friendship and camaraderie on the greens. As the evening approached, we were reminded of him with stories and of the loss that binds all who knew him. But we know this loss is not in vain. He gave the greatest gift, his life, to protect and serve this American way of life. Dan, we miss you. You are always in our hearts and with us forever in spirit. May we draw strength from your sacrifice.
Michelle Cutler, civilian <arianna30@eudoramail.com>
Amherst, MA USA - Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 15:16:10 (PDT)
For more of what the sacrifice of these fine young men is all about, go to "infowars.com". May the families of these fallen men find comfort in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Phil Sweet, 7th Cav. Regt., Korea '51 <phil3235@ozline.net>
New Port Richey , Florida USA - Friday, August 16, 2002 at 13:08:48 (PDT)
Condolences for the loss of another.
Sgt. N. LeBlanc <nicholas.leblanc@us.army.mil>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Monday, August 12, 2002 at 22:29:28 (PDT)
This special THANK YOU goes out to one of my best friends. CWO STAN "The Man" Harriman, Although I can never vocalize my words to Stan, I hope to be with him one day. Stan paid the ultimate price for my family and yours, just as countless others have. I miss the man he became, I miss the times we had not had. I am extremely grateful for the time we shared. I cannot adequately express my feelings to his wife and children, but they know we are one in the belief that Stan did what he could to preserve our way of life. I know that every service member is guarding our lives, beliefs, and country. I say to ALL of you - THANK YOU FOR THE CHOICE YOU MADE TO DO WHAT YOU DO FOR OUR COUNTRY! To Stan I say this - FROM YOUR ACTIONS HAVE COME A GREAT MOVEMENT WHICH WILL PRESERVE YOUR MEMORY AND WILL TOUCH MANY LIVES WITH HELP AND LOVE - THIS IS THE "STAN THE MAN FOUNDATION". Your blodd brother, Steve, and all your friends are carrying on your work in helping others. God bless keep safe all our soldiers and God bless CWO Stan Harriman.
John Vicat <sixcat777@yahoo.com>
Strafford, MO USA - Monday, August 12, 2002 at 07:16:39 (PDT)
No words can be expressed for the loss of life. These are our real hero's, and when it comes my time to cross the veil of this existence, I hope I am worthy enough to be with them; to give each one a high five and say job well done!
Brian Pearson <jkp36@emstar2.net>
Forest Grove , OR USA - Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 11:50:37 (PDT)
SORRY, MY COUNTRY'S SOLDIERS ARE NOT FIGHTING. BUT WE,THE TRUE WARRIORS,HAVE YOU, DEFENDERS OF THE FREE WORLD,FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS AND MINDS.THANKS!
LT G. A. REBELLO, BRAZILIAN NAVY <53@prieap.mar.mil.br>
RIO DE JANEIRO , RJ BRAZIL - Friday, August 09, 2002 at 17:24:57 (PDT)
Our prayers and condolences the our heroes and their families. "DE OPPRESSO LIBER"
SGM Victor V. Aviles, 1/75 Ranger, 3rd,5th,& 7th SFG <avilessgm@aol.com>
Seneca, SC USA - Wednesday, August 07, 2002 at 14:58:26 (PDT)
When the last Angel has fallen and evil has had its day You will find the gates of Heaven guarded by one lone Green Beret. For the brothers.
Anonymous <psyops62@hotmail.com>
anywhere, WA USA - Wednesday, August 07, 2002 at 03:54:47 (PDT)
JD & Dan... These men were brave. I'm sure many details about them will never be told, but I distinctly remember many details such as when we first took the town they both died in. As we were still receiving enemy fire and realized we had to lead the "G's" in gaining a foothold in the town the first man to leap to his feet was JD. Later that night after enemy forces counter attacked and broke though our lines, Dan was among the first to raise his hand to go on a patrol to find the enemy that was about to flank us. Yes these men were brave, and I will always be honored to have served with them.
SFC MICHAEL MCELHINEY 3/5 SFG(A) ODA 574E <efex101@charter.net>
CLARKSVILLE, TN USA - Monday, August 05, 2002 at 22:33:18 (PDT)
Nate Chapman was my battalion level "Commo guy" for several of our missions. I don't think I ever saw him in a bad mood, the most down to earth guy - one who viewed me as an fellow soldier and equal. If there's a better example of a 'Quiet Professional' and an American Patriot, I don't know who it would be. Rest easy, Nate, you earned it.
Sgt. Kevin "KP" Kilpatrick, 3rd BN 1st SFG(A) SOT-A 103 (96-99) <kkil004@aol.com>
Seattle, WA USA - Sunday, August 04, 2002 at 02:27:01 (PDT)
My condolences to America's loss and to the families of these heroes. God Bless America
Glen Boswell RCN <glwell@yahoo.com>
Ottawa, Ont Canada - Saturday, August 03, 2002 at 21:30:18 (PDT)
I was with Nathan Chapman at FT. Lewis WA. We were in 3/47 Inf when we went to Desert Storm. Nathan was my team leader and teacher and my friend. I have been out of active duty for a long time and was on my couch looking at the TV when I found out that Nathan had been killed. My heart was ripped from my chest. I had not talked to or seen Nathan in years but he is still my friend and my team leader. Most people would not understand the bound that 2 Infantry soldiers have with each other but I think most that read this will understand me. The day Nathan was killed this country lost a great warrior and I lost a great friend.
SPC Jeff C. Haley, 3/47Inf Ft. Lewas WA., 3/187 Inf Ft. Campbell Ky., 1/115 FA TN. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD. <roguecop1@yahoo.com>
Red Bank, TN USA - Thursday, August 01, 2002 at 08:40:21 (PDT)
My deepest condolences for these fine men and their families, They died for what they and millions more like them fought and died for-our freedom and freedom for others.
Dr. John Chatham, Major (Ret) <jbchea2@cs.com>
Augusta, GA USA - Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 11:04:46 (PDT)
Nothing I write will ever make up for your losses, so I will try to honor these men with my military service. My deepest condolences.
Sgt. Nicholas Le Blanc Charlie Troop 1st 18th Cav. <nicholas.leblanc@us.army.mil>
Lo\s Angeles, Ca USA - Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 21:13:56 (PDT)
My deepest condolences to the family, and friends
Al Guiliani Jr Aco 1st SFG (Abn) 1st Sf 66-68 <Shadowwrrior@webtv.net>
Hope Mills , N>C USA - Saturday, July 27, 2002 at 08:54:53 (PDT)
I just want to say my heart and prayers go out to the families of my fallen brothers. I left SF ten years ago. I wish that I was of age and condition to go back. But sadly I am not. If I was, I want my brothers to know, without hesitation, I would be there with you, side by side taking care of business. May god bless the families of the fallen as well as my brothers still fighting this war. I am with you all in spirit. Thank you for making all of us Americans proud! WE ARE SO VERY PROUD OF ALL OF YOU! GOD BLESS!
D. HUGHES 3/7TH SFG(A) FT.DAVIS,PANAMA <immortal98@hotmail.com>
CA USA - Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 21:02:25 (PDT)
I knew Gene Arden Vance on an online game. He like many of the other fallen soldiers will be remembered by all of us.
Michael Simcoe <spookfactor@aol.com>
Manchester, UK - Saturday, July 20, 2002 at 07:07:11 (PDT)
To all my brothers now and in heaven, I have not forgot you. I really miss the good times, and wish I could do it all over again. Vic Provencio lSG, Ret.
Vic Provencio, 5th,7th & lst SFG <Quincehill@cs.com>
Jacksonville, Ar USA - Friday, July 19, 2002 at 22:26:32 (PDT)
To all my SF brothers out their and in heaven I miss you and I think about all of you very often. lSG Vic Provencio Ret
Vic Provencio 5th SFG, lst SF lSG-Ret <Quincehill @cs.com>
Jacksonville, Ae USA - Friday, July 19, 2002 at 22:18:15 (PDT)
Thank you for providing an opportunity for me to express my most sincere condolence to the families of all these men who fought so that we don't have to. Words cannot express my feelings and how proud I am to call them my fellow countrymen. God Bless You
Gregory Durden <gdurden@freeway.net>
Oak Park, mi USA - Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 13:25:39 (PDT)
Thank you for providing an opportunity for me to express my most sincere condolence to the families of all these men who fought so that we don't have to. Words cannot express my feelings and how proud I am to call them my fellow countrymen. God Bless You
Gregory Durden <gdurden@freeway.net>
Oak Park, mi USA - Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 12:57:48 (PDT)
As I lay my head down in my sleeping bag under Arizona's high desert sky last night, I turned on my walkman to listen to the news on AM radio. The first sentence, the first words, were "...was Gene Arden Vance". It took a second to sink in, but I knew the newscaster was referring to my friend. We met while at DLI in CA and have stayed in touch. He encouraged me to race mountain bikes, and even suckered me into competing in some gut-wrenching endurance races with him. He was long, lanky and much more skilled, I could never keep up! As we will too, the trails will surely miss him... Ride on!!!
LA Kelly (229th, 101st, etc.) <LakVoodoo@aol.com>
Tombstone, AZ USA - Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 09:14:54 (PDT)
I would like to offer my condolences for the Green Berets who have given their lives in service of our country. I had a Great-Uncle (Charles Nathan Brown) who was in the 19th Special Forces Group when it involved the Montana National Guard. He was an extraordinary man, as are all Green Berets! Again, I am very sorry for your loss. Anthony Turner
Anthony Turner Family member of 19th Special Forces Soldier <TonyTiger2398@hotmail.com>
Pocatello, Id USA - Sunday, July 14, 2002 at 20:02:39 (PDT)
In 97-98, while I was taking a language course at DLI, I ran into a quiet guy who was taking Persian-Farsi. He noticed the Death Ride stickers on my bike helmet and then proceeded to kick my *ss on the road. I always meant to tell him that I just let him take the lead! Gene, I still love the Golden Tones and Dick Dale, chocolate chip bagels and biking, and Half Moon Bay. I'll ride 40 on the 17th this year. Let's roll.
Jenna <moloko6@aol.com>
USA - Friday, July 12, 2002 at 23:02:35 (PDT)
Our thoughts & prayers go out to each and every person who has suffered the loss of a love one. My 2 1/2 year old daughter has become very inquisitive lately and cannot understand why her father isn't here to tuck her in bed at night or read her a story...sometimes it takes every ounce of strength I can muster, but i tell her.."Alyssa, your Daddy is not only protecting you and Mommy, but the entire United States. I made her up her own photo album that she can carry around. The other day at the grocery store she showed the checkout girl who quickly asked, "Who's that?" Alyssa just smiled and replied.."That's my Daddy!!" You see..her Daddy proudly wears the Green Beret.
Molly Shreve <mashreve1@aol.com>
Zanesville, Oh USA - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 21:47:52 (PDT)
My Special Ops Brothers paid the ultimate price for there country.And deserves the CMH for there Bravery.They will always be in my prays,thoughs,heart,and mind.We love you all.My you all rest in peace.SEMPER FI
1st Sgt Richards Cedric Sr(Retired)USMC <crichards@itt-tech.edu>
Palmdale, Ca USA - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 16:35:09 (PDT)
I just wanted to show my support to those that have passed to protect our freedom. Brian was brave andwe will all miss him.
Ken Stricklin <stricklins@iwon.com>
Beaverton, OR USA - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 14:57:28 (PDT)
In these troubled times we are thinking globally and mourning locally. The untimely passing of Colorado's native son, SFC Romero, reminds us all that Afghanistan is not that far away. Up go prayers, down come blessings. May he rest in peace. May his family seek solice in knowning that he, as well as countless others who have given "all" are gently remembered in prayers.
Gina Cassidy <RCassidy1961@aol.com>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 13:29:06 (PDT)
I'm proud and grateful for these men and their families for the supreme sacrifices they've made that we and our families at home may live knowing we're safe and secure as we go about our daily lives. you will always be in our hearts and prayers.
Donald W. Drasheff Sr. 20th SFG ,JFKSWC <springband@aol.com>
Prattville , Al USA - Tuesday, July 09, 2002 at 11:15:46 (PDT)
It is so wonderful to see the support and dedication my brother and other fallen soldiers have received. Thank you for remembering them as the heros they are.
Tracey Tycz
Tonawanda, NY USA - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 22:24:27 (PDT)
As an old soldier, i say Thanks Guys, you did the best. i wish i could have been there..
W.H. Menkins 5th SFG(A) 64-70 <wmenkins@aol.com>
Joshua, TX USA - Friday, July 05, 2002 at 21:58:08 (PDT)
I just wanted to offer my condolences and heartfelt thanks to all of those who have served and sacrficed from the Teams. You make me proud to say that, I too, was once like you. De Oppresso Liber!
Daniel Murphy, ODA185, B/3/1st Grp (1984-86), HHC 1st BDE, 34th ID (Present) <oda185@yahoo.com>
USA - Friday, July 05, 2002 at 08:57:22 (PDT)
I am proud to say that I served in the same unit as Sgt. Vance! I wish I could have been there; I really do!
clay
USA - Thursday, July 04, 2002 at 19:33:08 (PDT)
Nate you were one of the best the best guys in the company. I'm going to miss you very much. The other Nate
Nathan Ellison 3rd Bn/1st SFG, 1st Bn/1st SFG <nate_ellison@yahoo.com>
USA - Friday, June 28, 2002 at 05:22:32 (PDT)
Lisa, my great-grandmother(Catherine Morton) and your great-grandmother (Hilda Morton)were sisters. I know your grandmother, Marilyn, and mother, Judy. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Your cousin, Kelly Callahan-Smith
Kelly Callahan Smith <KelCal004@aol.com>
Painesville, Oh USA - Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 00:17:17 (PDT)
I was told about this website while at the USASOC memorialization and stone dedication ceremony, at Ft.Bragg, on 19 June 2002. My husband was SFC Daniel A. Romero(19th SFG,ABN), he was killed in Afghanistan on 15 April 2002. I just wanted to say thank you for all of the support and kindness you have shown here. It means a great deal to us as we struggle to comes to terms with our loss. Our thoughts and prayers go to the other families who have lost husbands, brothers and sons in this conflict, as well as the other service members who are risking their lives protecting us. Thank You.
stephanie <roanoakefarm@aol.com>
longmont, co USA - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 15:55:54 (PDT)
As an officer serving our nation, I understand the decision to join the cause and how hard that can be on friends and family. To those that have offered there loyalty, devoted service, and then given the Ultimate Sacrifice for the ideals of our nation, I bow my head in thankful prayer. Words cannot fully express my sympathy and gratitude to the families that are now without. Your loved ones passed as heroes to millions. Find peace in this fact. There are many people in this world that hate us for simply being Americans. They will stop at nothing to hurt us, so we must stop them. These soldiers answered the call to protect us all, and now we must honor their lives and their sacrifice. I will never forget what they have done or the pain that we all feel at their loss. May God bless and guide us all in this fight.
CPT D.M.
Balkans - Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 01:30:23 (PDT)
My son is serving in afghanistan now & I do worry about him. But also very proud of what he and all the men serving there are doing. My deepest thoughts go to the families of these men who gave their lives for all of us. May God Bless them.
Leslie R. Gill <trackmom53@aol.com>
phoenix, az USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 13:46:49 (PDT)
Gene was our Vance Cousin. He came from a very proud and patriotic family. His Great Grandmother and my Grandfather were brother and sister. He will be missed by many. This is two now that the terroist have taken with roots to the Old Mountain's of WV. One in the Pentagon (Samantha Lightbourn Allen, and now Gene Vance Jr). This is a 4th cousin that I will never have the opportunity to know. Spouse of retired SFC Robert F Bemisdarfer Iowa National Guard. My prayers go out to his wife Lesa and his Grandparents David and Virginia Steele, and his mother June Steele Vance.
Kathy Bemisdarfer <bkpr1@netins.net>
St Charles, IA USA - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 18:52:01 (PDT)
As a distant cousin (4th. cousin) of Gene Vance's I would like to express my deepest thoughts to all of his family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this uncertain time we are in. God Bless all of our troops and God Bless America. Mona (Dee) Vance-Bennett
Mona Vance-Bennett <gwtwdee@aol.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 15:26:17 (PDT)
De Oppresso Liber
B Co 1/75 <lrsranger@hotmail.com>
Savana, Ga USA - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 17:40:49 (PDT)
My prayers, thoughts and condolences are with ALL of the military families. My little brother served with Sgt.Vance who was a friend, after escorting to West Germany, little brother is back in the STAN to continue to serve with the Special Forces. May GOD be with ALL of Our Soldiers.
Sharon Harris <redkilt@ix.netcom.com>
Cincinnati, OH USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 16:59:58 (PDT)
We the Military Community Honor You... Lt. Gen. Jack McCord USA Ret.
Jack McCord <Ripcord@aol.com>
Arlington, Va USA - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 04:20:36 (PDT)
Thanks guys, your sacrifice will not be forgotten. I'm proud to have served with men like you.
Edwin Heidtke CW4 Ret. <eheidtke@cs.com>
Charlotte , NC USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 14:45:10 (PDT)
I sorry for the loss of Sgt. Vance. Let's hope that we win the war for peace and hopefully we won't lose anymore people.
Elizabeth <raines@winfieldmiddle.com>
Winfield, Wv USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 10:27:53 (PDT)
Thank you for fighting for us.
Katie <raines@winfieldmiddle.com>
Winfield, WV USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 10:25:54 (PDT)
We will pray for our hero!
Bailee <raines@winfieldmiddle.com>
Winfield, WV USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 10:24:36 (PDT)
Thank you for fighting for our country.
Alisha <raines@winfieldmiddle.com>
Winfield, Wv USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 10:23:00 (PDT)
We are sad for your loss of a loved one. We are proud of him for fighting for our country.
Junior <raines@winfieldmiddle.com>
Winfield, WV USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 10:22:05 (PDT)
I'm sorry that Sgt. Vance died in battle for our country.
Shane <raines@winfieldmiddle.com>
Winfield, WV USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 10:20:12 (PDT)
I'm sorry for Sgt. Vance's death. I'm thankful that he fought for our freedom.
Stevie <raines@winfieldmiddle.com>
Winfield, Wv USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 10:19:13 (PDT)
Thank you for helping.
Mark <raines@winfieldmiddle.com>
Winfield, Wv USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 10:17:24 (PDT)
I thankful that Sgt. Vance fought in the war.
Bridget <Raines@winfieldmiddle.com>
Winfield, WV USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 10:16:28 (PDT)
I'm sorry about the death of Sgt. Vance. Thank you for your service and I'm thankful that he went to served our country.
Jeff <winfieldmiddle.com>
Winfield, Wv USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 10:14:58 (PDT)
I would like to say thank you to all those who have gone before me to preserve and protect my freedom. My heartfelt thanks goes out to those who paid the ultimate price. I pray for the families who have given their sons for my freedom. I will never forget you. "De Opresso Libre!" God Bless you and your families.
Robert M. Horne, Jr <rhorne02559@msn.com>
Pocasset, MA USA - Monday, May 27, 2002 at 13:43:26 (PDT)
Please read Military Intelligence Memorials for SSG Prosser and SGT Vance in The Vanguard, published by the Military Intelligence Corps Association. Fort Huachuca will rename MI Village (where new MI soldiers live while in training) after SSG Prosser in June 2002 ceremony. I carry my spouse's 5SFG coin (76-83) again until the war is won.
Kate Schmidli; 313th MI Bn; ISA, OMS; now Curator for US Army Intelligence Museum, Fort Huachuca, AZ <schmidlik@hua.army.mil>
sierra vista, az USA - Monday, May 27, 2002 at 10:58:32 (PDT)
I served with Gene Vance Sr. in Germany he was a one great guy I also remember then his son Gene Jr. was born may father and son rest in peace they both were great Americans.
Gary D. Crossman USALRRP Co ABN,5th SF, 6th SF, 7th SF, 10th SF <crossman@bitstorm.net>
Deland, Fl USA - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 18:35:17 (PDT)
If we are as strong as our weakest link, than we must depend upon our strongest link to help us survive. We must recognize the strengths and sacrifices of those who are our strongest link in order to motivate our physical limits in an attempt to match our spiritual powers. The following is not just for Rangers, it’s a prayer for everyone who lays their life on the line for their fellow man, from soldiers to firemen and law officers, who believe in good over evil, for those who believe in God, country and all humanity. Only The Strong Survive For those who accept the challenge become the challenged. For those who are challenged and conquer the challenges become more than conquerors. For those who are more than conquerors that have no limits or boundaries become the strong. For those who are the strong become survivors, for only the strong survive to live another day. But should the strong give their lives for those who are weaker than they, Then for the strong, I shall pray that the strong and the weak may live in freedom to see another day! (A Ranger’s prayer, “Rangers lead the way”.) 2/22/00 Russell Roy Barree Jr.
Russell Roy Barree Jr. A CO. 75th Rangers 73-74 <roybarree@yahoo.com>
Wharton, TX USA - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 11:34:25 (PDT)
I will be attending a Memorial Ceremony this Thursday, 23 May, at HQ, INSCOM, Ft Belvoir, VA, to remember the last two Army Security Agency KIA's of the Vietnam War in 1972 and members of the 407th RRD. I will be adding SGT Vance's name to the many others I will be there to remember and honor. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
John Osmundsen, former CO, 407th Radion Research Detachment,Quang Tri, RVN <josmndsn@yahoo.com>
Little Rock, AR USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 22:13:36 (PDT)
I served with the late Gene A Vance Sr in V Corps LRRP Co in West Germany in the 60s. And now his son Gene who I remember was born in Germany at that time is KIA in Afghanistan. My heartfelt condolences to Gene's mother and other close family. Bob Murphy
Bob Murphy V Corps LRRP Co (Abn) 1964-67 <bobmurphy2@compuserve.com>
Daylesford, Australia - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 18:17:55 (PDT)
My thoughts and prayers with the families of our fallen brothers. The SF Community and the American people grieve with you. God Bless you and God Bless America.
Ignacio A. Ortega- 3rdSFGA, 11th SFGA <iggyort@comcast.net>
Woodbridge, NJ USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 16:46:10 (PDT)
My prayers and deepest sympathy goes to the families and comrades of our fallen heroes. May GOD bless you and your families. GOD bless America!!
Chris Sutton <csutton@eras-llc.com>
lexington, KY USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 09:41:32 (PDT)
I was in the military, and because I was in love and this was at that time the hardest part of my life, I was unable to accomplish some of my desires to become part of the Ranger/SF. For these heroes that has died, in the defense of all the American people and protection of the world. The best thing I can say is that God has received their soul and they have accomplish in this world, the task that has the highest value for the humanity. They were the best of the best and they gave all their energy to defend us. I hope god, that their family receives the grace and all the beautiful things that this world has to offer them, since their parents have paid the highest price. I owe them my life.
Samuel Maldonado <smgcolbo@coqui.net>
San Juan, PR USA - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 18:15:01 (PDT)
Condolences and unlimited support to our SF family. Our western Colorado ranch is always open as a safe house to all SF. My son is 19th SFG serving on active deployment overseas. Our prayers are with ALL.
Bill Waldron 19th SFG <rmgsfabn@juno.com>
Hotchkiss, CO USA - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 17:31:08 (PDT)
Condolences and unlimited support to our SF family. Our western Colorado ranch is always open as a safe house to all SF. My son is 19th SFG serving on active deployment overseas. Our prayers all with ALL.
Bill Waldron 19th SFG <rmgsfabn@juno.com>
Hotchkiss, CO USA - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 17:29:15 (PDT)
I’d like to express my condolences to all the families that have lost a loved one in this war, particularly the SF families who are bravely enduring the loss of their father, brother, or son. You will be together again someday. I served on an A-Team in 5th SF Group for almost 10 years: ’84-’93. During that time, I worked with many good men – the best – and made some good friends. One of those men was “JD” Davis. Centuries ago, I was in my teamroom alone, having just returned from an Army school while the whole company was deployed. A skeleton crew was holding down the fort. Someone from the B team brought a tall, newbie Green Beanie into my team room and introduced us. It was Jeff Davis, a brand new SF medic getting his first SF assignment after the “Q” course. I was told to help him get settled in and in-process. So JD and I spent the next few days together. Right from the start I could tell he was a good guy and would fit in with the SF crowd. That was the beginning of our friendship. JD was one of those great guys with common sense that you wanted to have around when things got tough. He was a good man and will be missed by many, including myself. I prefer to believe that Jeff has gone on ahead to recon the route for the rest of us. Take care buddy. See you on the other side… “De Oppresso Liber!”
Bill Bell - C/2/5th SFG ODA 564, 542 <halo64@yahoo.com>
Ballston Lake, NY USA - Wednesday, May 08, 2002 at 15:20:02 (PDT)
Last time I saw Dan, we were drinking a beer together. The next time I see Dan, I hope we are drinking a beer together. I am proud to have served with these men. They are my brothers.
Mike Jacquard 3/5 SFG, SWC, 82nd, ad nauseum <jacquard@rocketmail.com>
APO, AE USA - Wednesday, May 01, 2002 at 12:37:34 (PDT)
I was in B Co. 5th SFG. ODA 584 from 1989-94. Did a 3 year stint at the Special Warefare Center at Ft. Bragg and rotated back to A Co. 5th SFG. Ft. Campbell, KY. for another 3 years before retiring. I spent my time there on ODA 576 were I first met "Dan the Man Petithory". I remember him as one of the most colorful individuals I have known and believe me there are a few in this Group! I first met Brian Prosser When I was Operations NCO at the newly formed SOMTB while he was undergoing the course. I remember him at A/CO as a sincere and eager special forces soldier. I retired from 5th Group less than one year until 9/11 September occurred. Out here in the world of civilians I truly realize for 12 years of my life I was honered to work and know these individuals as the best. God Rest their Souls. "De Opresso Libre"
Bruce Menard B/CO/5thSFG ODA584. A/CO/5thSFG 574 & 576 <bruce_menard2001@yahoo.com>
Chesterton, IN USA - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 13:37:00 (PDT)
GOD BLESS THEM ALL !!!
Jari Salo <jari.salo@nic.fi>
Seinajoki, Finland - Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 22:35:17 (PST)
It is with deep compassion that I offer my thanks to these brave and honorable men for paying the ultimate price for my freedom and those of Afghanistan. I was with the 5th Special Forces from 1967-1968 in Vietnam and felt the pain, as I do now, of losing a brother warrior. May God Bless your famlies.
Donald R Chambers <alaman@worldnet.att.net>
Florence, SC USA - Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 08:44:46 (PST)
I am a former female soldier of the Elite 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) stationed at Fort Campbell, KY. (1999-2001) Even though I am no longer a part of the unit anymore, (physically... but still am emotionally!)my heart goes out to all the soldiers of the Special Forces (Airborne) Units. May God be with you as you fight for our freedom while doing your dangerous "Missions" out there. DE OPPRESSO LIBER!!!
SPC Matsukawa, Kristyn <KRISTYN.MATSUKAWA@HQ.22SIGBDE.ARMY.MIL>
Darmstadt,, Germany - Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 11:31:30 (PST)
I am a former female soldier of the Elite 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) stationed at Fort Campbell, KY. Even though I am no longer a part of the unit anymore, (physically... but still am emotionally!)my heart goes out to all the soldiers of the Special Forces (Airborne) Units. May God be with you as you fight for our freedom while doing your dangerous "Missions" out there. DE OPPRESSO LIBER!!!
SPC Matsukawa, Kristyn <KRISTYN.MATSUKAWA@HQ.22SIGBDE.ARMY.MIL>
Darmstadt,, Germany - Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 11:29:08 (PST)
To all of the fallen Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines. You are not forgotten. Your death was not in vain, yo have motivated someone else to pick up the flag (and rifle) and carry on. God bless your families
Richard Peyton, NSGA <rpflash100@yahoo.com>
Norfolk, Va USA - Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 16:49:46 (PST)
May God lift them up,in his arms ,to heaven.May all their love ones find peace
Bill Frederick <kathy1@powernet.net>
Las Vegas, Nv USA - Monday, March 18, 2002 at 16:18:48 (PST)
Chief Warrant Officer Lowell K. Timmons was killed Friday 15 March 2002 during a training exercise for the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team. He was the pilot of the UV-20 Pilatus Porter jump plane. The Golden Knights aircraft fell to the ground about 10 a.m. after it and a civilian Cessna 182 collided about a mile west of Interstate 10 and less than a mile north of the Marana Skydiving Center, 11700 W. Avra Valley Road..
Chief Warrant Officer Lowell K. Timmons
Ft Bragg, NC USA - Sunday, March 17, 2002 at 10:07:38 (PST)
You will never be forgotten.
CW2 Peter Beckwith, 1st SFG, 7th SFG <beckwitp@soc.mil>
Yelm, WA USA - Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 19:51:56 (PST)
Rest in peace Chief, watch over your brethen from above.
Jody Woods <Colmieser@webtv.net>
USA - Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 19:01:01 (PST)
Saturday 2 March 2002, we lost another of this Great Band of Brothers in Afghanistan, may God be with you our brother, CWO Stanley L. Harriman, from the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne). de oppresso liber
Phil King 3rd SFG (ABN) 1965-1968
Tampa, Florida USA - Wednesday, March 06, 2002 at 21:09:37 (PST)
I cannot express the gratitude that I have for those that are able to stand up and defend what they believe in. Even before September I have held in high regard those in uniform and mourn with the families of those that lost, and will lose, loved ones in battle. May you be blessed and find peace knowing that they fulfilled the missions they were called to. Much love -
Meghan Kurtz <m_l_kurtz@hotmail.com>
E. Northport, NY USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 09:46:25 (PST)
No matter the tasks or location you did what you had to do. Know that in the end you were never alone. God bless
Tom Mullen B.co. ;1st BN; 20th S.F.G(ABN) <Tommullen65@excite.com>
columbus, ga USA - Monday, February 25, 2002 at 15:11:03 (PST)
As a New York City Police Officer and former soldier I consider all who serve as a brother in arms and the sacrifice of these courageous men is much appreciated. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and comrades of these brave souls. God Bless America.
PO Patrick M. Ward NYPD <pcqward@bellatlantic.net>
Maspeth, NY USA - Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 14:05:30 (PST)
As a former SF officer in the RVN Army during the Viet-Nam war I had the opportunity to fight side by side with the 5th SF Group and C75th Ranger , I totally understand and sympathize to the cost of sacrifice our lives for our freedom and our belief; currently I and my family are living in the US and accepting this country as our second homeland we are deeply appreciate whatever this great country offering to us ; by thinking about that we always remember our Armed Forces with these brave men and women ; believe me or not our hearts always with our soldiers generally and our SF specially , our prayers and our sympathy are always with those who sacrifice their lives for our beloved country and theirs families. May God bless you all and our wonderful America . I salute you all
Nguyen Canh Van <Canh.Nguyen@usdoj.gov.>
Falls Church, VA USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 16:31:18 (PST)
To the families and friends of these soldiers...there are no words that can express the sorrow I feel for each of you, losing these wonderful, awesome, brave, men...I know those feelings first hand...lost my brother when I was a kid.. (U.S. Marine killed in Beirut/83). I thank my lucky stars for having had such a brother.. so brave... who would risk his life for peace and our country and which ultimately did cost him his life. How lucky we are to have had them in our lives, to be a part of them...these brave men...that gave so much for US all...I don't know what else to say.. God bless each of you today and always. May God be with you all. I thank God everyday for these men. They are angels in heaven.... *T* the little sister of a Marine who is gone.. but NEVER forgotten. I assure you...That these Soldiers Sgt's Chapman, Davis, Petithory and Prosser will also NEVER be forgotten...to all those currently serving this great nation of ours...THANK YOU.. with all my heart.. Thank you and God Bless you...
*T* <TNT4KPS@AOL.COM>
NC USA - Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 21:07:35 (PST)
America is the greatest country in the world. It is the greatest because it is the freest. These men fought and died protecting the freedom that many men before them have died to establish. Their sense of duty and honor showed the world that we will not fall to terrorist--foreign and domestic. Thank God for all of these brave soldiers, and for those still fighting for our freedom and our way of life.
Dana Curran 251st RAOC SIGNAL BN <currand@citadel.edu>
Kansas City, MO USA - Friday, February 15, 2002 at 17:51:17 (PST)
To the families of the four brave special forces soldiers that paid the ultimate price for there country. May God Bless You and my thoughts and prayers are with you. After college I plan on following in the footsteps of those brave heroes and the one's that they followed in. May God Bless America.
William Rosson-College Student <willross25@hotmail.com>
Coweta, OK USA - Monday, February 11, 2002 at 14:30:26 (PST)
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, in your hour of need. From a fellow soldier in Ireland
Gerry Mc Quillan Defence Forces Headquarters Ireland <gerrymcquillan@eircom.net>
Mullingar, Ireland  - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 16:21:30 (PST)
To all My Brothers there in The 5th. and to "DAN The Man Petithory" You will all be missed and wish I could be there with my old team ODA 535 but I'm here in the 10th. Best of luck to you all
Wlliam L. Wlson III <Wldbill535@hotmail.com>
Stuttgart, GE - Monday, February 04, 2002 at 05:21:59 (PST)
My husband is stationed with A. Co 2-14 Inf in Kosovo. He prepares for SFAS in Fall of this year. He will train with some of the bravest and competent men in the armed forces. I will soon join the ranks of many wives who stand behind the lines and wait for their husbands to come home. I will stand in peace knowing that he and those of yours have protected us from evil and harm, and cope with knowing some have gone on to a quieter and gentler place in time. God bless to you all...
Tracey Cassidy-wife of Sgt. Brian Cassidy <polardoggi@yahoo.com>
Fort Drum, NY USA - Saturday, February 02, 2002 at 08:35:54 (PST)
To the families of the fallen, thank you for giving your loved ones the chance to fight for America & Freedom. May God bless you all & those that gave their lives for each & every American.
M McLinden
Lodi, CA USA - Friday, February 01, 2002 at 13:44:00 (PST)
You all have paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom, and will not be forgotten. May you now walk with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May God Bless you and your families.
Thomas D Malewitz SFC (RET), 10th SFG <tmalewitz@hotmail.com>
harleysville, pa USA - Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 16:45:40 (PST)
May these comments in some small way let you know that you are thought of and your loss is shared by many. Serving with the SF community is one of the greatest honors I have had in my military career. May god watch over and keep you. SF will keep you safe. Ray
GMC (EOD/SW) Ray Cornmesser EODMU 8 (C 1/10 SFG Stuttgart Germany) <cornman88@hotmail.com>
USA - Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 12:29:59 (PST)
IN GOD WE TRUST... To the families of our fallen brothers. There are no answers to the questions that start with the word "WHY". Please find comfort in one single word that I, a soldier, respectfully want to pass on to you. Faith... Faith in our God. Faith in our Country. Faith in our fellow soldiers and faith in our family. Faith is stronger than anything that can harm us on this earth. It is what all soldiers survive on. One day you will see your loved ones again. This I truly believe. Brother Bob
MSG Robert J. Bence II, 10th SFG(A) 1984 - Present, 1/508th Inf 82nd ABN Div (82 - 84), 57th MPCO USMA, (78-81) <robertbence@hotmail.com>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 10:08:54 (PST)
There are no words that can express my sorrow for your loss. These troopers will not be forgotten. Nothing exceeds the "extreme sacrifice". Chapter LV, of Michigan will remember them as I will as true heroes.
Charles H. Asher 10th S.F. Chapter LV <Casher 29@home.com>
Grosse Ile, MI USA - Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 09:24:55 (PST)
May God bless and keep you in the palm of his hand. May we never forget once more the supreme sacrifice of these gallant young men have made for their country and the cause of freedom. De Oppresso Liber. Pray for that our government will maintain the political will to continue what has begun and not leave the job half done.
Thomas E. (Tom) Hampton 8th SFG <Tomcatyazo@aol.com>
Murfreesboro, TN USA - Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 02:20:07 (PST)
Dear Friends Family and Fellow Troopers, My heart and prayers go out to you all for your exceptional loss. I have served with 3rd of 1st SFGA at Fort Lewis. I do not remember Sgt. Chapman but I have fond memories of the Commo classes etc. May God Bless and Keep you all. With my sincerest regards Michael Vanhook
SSG Michael Vanhook formerly with ODA-325 Co B 3/12SFGA <vanhookmichael@hotmail>
Phoenix , AZ USA - Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 12:08:19 (PST)
Myself, and all of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 472 mourn in the passing of another of Americas Best. It was said that we never die, we just go to hell and re-group. My sincerest condolences to your family, de oppresso liber.
David Holton 5th SFG RVN 69-70 <sneakypete57@hotmail.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 09:21:29 (PST)
My heartfelt condolences to the Davis family and close friends. I am one of six (6) 18 Deltas who walked across the stage with JD on 15 December 1989 - I salute ya, buddy. God bless. Brent
Brent Thompson <bpdb2001@nocharge.com>
Lakewood, WA USA - Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 10:51:30 (PST)
Dan Petithory was not only my cousin but a friend. I last saw him 2 years ago and regret that we didn't have more time to spend reminiscing. It has touched my heart to hear all the wonderful comments about Dan. He was everything they said and more. I remember when we were younger and he always wanted to play games where tactics where involved. Sometimes we would find him up in the attic playing with his Army trucks, lost in his own world. I served in the military for 9 years and my husband continues to serve. Being apart of the military family you are always left with the question, "Will they come home safe?" Dan has served his country and fellow man with honor and integrity. He will forever be a hero in my families eyes as will all his Brothers and Sisters who have died to make this country a safe and free place to live. Aunt Barbara, Uncle Louie, Mike and Nikki, my prayers and thoughts go out to you. I pray that you can find peace knowing that Dan did what he was born to do and that he loved what he did. God Bless You and America!!!!!!!
Michelle and Scott Kastner <Michelle.Kastner@hurlburt.af.mil>
Navarre, FL USA - Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 08:32:06 (PST)
God bless my brother's. See you on the other side someday.
SSG MATTHEW DAWSON C/2/7TH SFG(A) <MUTTD@NC.RR.COM>
FAYETTIVILLE, NC USA - Monday, January 14, 2002 at 06:12:13 (PST)
My condolences to the families who mourn these heroes. I hope that your pain passes quickly. Go easy, Bros...DE OPPRESSO LIBER
SFC Chris Robinson A-1-10 SFG(A) <robinsoc@1sfbn.10sfg.stuttgart.army.mil>
Boblingen, Germany - Monday, January 14, 2002 at 01:36:37 (PST)
Sincere thanks for all you have done, and for what your fellow SF men continue to do. Your precious and selfless gift will surely be rewarded by our Just Heavenly Father. May your family take comfort in knowing you are with Him now.
Eternally Thankful Civilian <sirenitamor@yahoo.com>
Claremont, CA USA - Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 19:41:59 (PST)
My heart goes out to the families of the brave men, to the families of these heroes... My brother is a member of Special Forces and every day we pray for all of the men & women to come home safely... My 3 year old cried when she heard about the "soldiers" deaths, she doesn't understand the difference between her Uncle Shane and these heroes, in her mind they are all one person, One great big hero... Just know that this family supports and thanks you for all of you bravery, your strength, and your dedication... We do not take for granted the freedom we have, the lives we live... we owe our freedom to all of the brave men and women who have fought to guarantee and safeguard our freedoms, our way of life... We are very saddened by your losses, You will always be in our prayers...
Janine Broucke-Picard & Family <jbpicard@home.com>
East Norriton, PA USA - Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 08:25:48 (PST)
I wish I had "magic words" to make everything better but I don't. SFC Chapman is truly an American hero because he represented the "best of the best" and helped make this world a better place for us all. When I see children playing and laughing, I will think of him and his colleagues and their sacrifice. They have stepped up and done the tasks that few are willing to do. God bless their souls and thank God that they were there when we needed them! DOP.
Sgt Harper, 12th Grp, 245th AVN Sp Ops <c130blastr@yahoo.com>
BA, OK - Friday, January 11, 2002 at 19:40:44 (PST)
For the past 17 years I have been a wife of an SF Solider. My heart swells with such pride every time I put on my SF necklace. I wear it proudly. (Especially since I work for the Marine Corps). The men of Special Forces are just simply the best. Thanks to you all for the sacrifices that you and your families make so that I can enjoy my freedom here in America. May God Keep you, May you feel his loving arms wrapped around you comforting you. Thanks from my grateful heart. I pray that all the families of these tragedies will get comfort from God's word. De Oppresso Liber, Angie Stritzinger
Wife Special Forces Soldier
Stafford, VA USA - Friday, January 11, 2002 at 12:55:34 (PST)
You are all heroes. I love the Mantra that Sgt. Chapman had "Stand Up...Do Something". I will be taking that Mantra and making it my own. No words that I can express can make the pain of losing a loved one to go away. "I'm sorry for your loss" just doesn't seem good enough for somebody who died protecting me. Thank you for all that you have done for me.
Jen Cox
Ballston Spa, NY USA - Friday, January 11, 2002 at 10:44:29 (PST)
No words will ever take away the pain your families are feeling. Just take comfort in knowing that your loved ones are HERO'S to each and every one of us. We owe them our freedom and lives. They are in our thoughts and prayers as are each family they left behind. Thank you for letting them go fight for us. They will be truly missed but never forgotten.
Karla Crook Golson <Russandkarla@aol.com>
Prattville, AL USA - Friday, January 11, 2002 at 06:38:05 (PST)
To the families of our fallen hero's: I want to thank your "hero" for protecting my family, my children, and our great country! You should be so proud! They were hand picked by God at their finest time. We owe them so much and we will never forget! God Bless America and her protectors!
Traci Wainwright <twainwright@adem.state.al.us>
Prattville, AL USA - Friday, January 11, 2002 at 05:52:55 (PST)
God Bless each family member who has suffered this great loss. The sacrifices of the SF Family go well beyond the "team". I want to thank each family for the sacrifice and bravery of your loved one. Each of you should know that your "hero's" actions have given faith and security to millions of people all over the world. They truly are the nations best! My simple wish is to serve honorably in their footsteps. De Oppresso Liber! Jim Holder
Jim Holder, frmr 10th SFG <jimyholder@aol.com>
FT Bragg, NC USA - Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 22:17:02 (PST)
Our true heroes ! Sports figures, race car drivers, entertainers and movie stars are NOT or nation's heroes. The media would have you think so but these are our nation's true heroes and we must not forget them. Further, we must insure that the youth of our nation knows of them and their sacrifices. They honor all Americans as well as their units and families. To their families, our cause is just, be strong and be proud.
Col. (Ret) Henry J. Cook, III Special Forces <aitchone@aol.com>
Diamondhead, MS USA - Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 11:52:46 (PST)
For all the SF soldiers who gave their lives for our country, we are forever in your debt. To the children and families of these brave soldiers, take comfort in the fact that your fathers and husbands will always be thought of as men of honor and duty. They have forever earned the respect and admiration of a nation. To the "quite professionals", I will never forget, my children will never forget and our nation will never forget the sacrifices that you have and will make. God Bless you and yours.
Joe Thompson USAF <Protec2000@aol.com>
Lawrence, NJ USA - Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 11:01:46 (PST)
I send my condolences to the family of our fallen Comrade, Nate Chapman. My words cannot ease your pain, but you are in my prayers, and please know that Nate is watching over you. I pray that you find peace in your hearts someday, and know that his sacrifice was for a noble cause. Thank you for your sacrifice and may God be with you as well as those still in Afghanistan. I thank you for myself, that my 15 year old son will not have to live in fear, because of the actions and honor of soldiers like Nate. God bless you and God bless America. Lash LaRue Wisener, U.S. Army CW4 Retired 361st AWC CCC/FOB-2, Pleiku & Kontum Vietnam 70-72
Lash LaRue Wisener <lash37@aol.com>
Huntsville, AL USA - Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 07:06:25 (PST)
I had the honor to serve with Nate for several years, both in Oki and at Lewis. His funny wit, hard work ethic and extreme competence were displayed on a daily basis. When you were around him, he made you want to be a better operator. Unlike some if his colleagues, he never had a condescending attitude towards us guys on the SOT-A. He always treated us with professionalism that displayed a respect among warriors. My shock and grief is only comforted by knowing that he was doing a job he was ready and trained to do. And if he had it all to do over again, he would still have volunteered to go. Quiet professional, fallen comrade, warrior brother.
Meb West, 1 SFG(A), SOT-A 111 <mjbwest@earthlink.net>
USA - Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 05:23:49 (PST)
My heartfelt condolences to the soldiers' families. Their sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Raphael Liberatore, 12 SFG(A), Chapter 75 SFA <rlconan@aol.com>
CA USA - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 22:50:00 (PST)
My prayers are with you and your families. From a plaque at our camp at Long Hai, "Green Berets are the greatest soldiers God ever put into combat boots."
Co D, 5th SFGA, 1970-1971 <jfn5thsfga@yahoo.com>
Upland, CA USA - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 18:30:55 (PST)
Another brave SF Soldier departs before his time. We, your SF Brothers, will never forget you, Nate. May your family find peace, but, worry not-the Special Forces Community will take care of them. God Bless, Requiescant in Pace. Toby
Toby Todd-SOA,CCC-5th Gp-1st Gp <tobyt@ev1.net>
San Antonio, TX USA - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 18:21:41 (PST)
Additionally, anyone wanting to make a donation to the families of Jefferson, Dan and Brian may do so by sending it to: Chapter 38-Special Forces Association, Attention Survivors Fund, PO Box 223, Ft. Campbell, KY 42223.
Dan Pierelli <dpierelli@aol.com>
Southbury, CT USA - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 17:41:43 (PST)
Condolences to the families and friends of these fine fallen warriors. They will be missed; and never forgotten!
Steve McAuley, 1st SFG, CCS, 10th SFG <stevenh@snowhill.com>
Daleville, Al USA - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 14:08:42 (PST)
We are all saddened by this loss and would like to express our respect as well as our gratitude to the families for enduring this incredible loss.
SSG ADKINS C/1/7 <adkinsc@soc.mil>
Ft Bragg, NC USA - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 06:50:23 (PST)
For those that wish to help Nate's family. Send your contributions to SFC Nathan Chapman's Children's Memorial Fund 005772951233, PO BOX 620020, Dallas, Texas 75262-0020. Or you may make a donation at any Bank of America by using the above information. Thank you for your support of SFC Chapman's family. His 2 year old daughter Amanda and 1 year old son Brandon are too young to understand now, but they will someday.
LTC Butch Saner DCO 1st SFG(A) <sanerral@soc.mil>
Fort Lewis , Wa. USA - Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 16:05:43 (PST)
As the Deputy Commander, I selected SFC Nate Chapman for duty in Afghanistan. He had previous combat experience, was physically tough, and volunteered for the mission. The last thing I told him was, "Do the right thing and do your duty!" He did the right thing, he led from the front. As I shook his hand goodbye, I want the American people to know, I could see Nate knew the importance of his mission. He did his duty. Just as we don't forget the heroes of 9/11, we won't forget Nate. His name will be memorialized in stone in front of the Group Headquarters this Thursday 10 January at 1500. I have the honor to be Commander of Troops. SFC Nate Chapman made it an honor to serve here. We will never forget him!
LTC Butch Saner DCO 1ST Special Forces Group (Airborne) <sanerral@soc.mil>
Fort Lewis , Wa. USA - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 17:14:49 (PST)
I am a wife of a Special Forces soldier. We have been part of the Special Forces family for at least 10 years.I have been blessed to have my husband return from his trips so far. I do not take this for granted. I want to extend my prayers and tears to the women and children that were a part of these mens lives. They too are making great sacrifices for their country. Getting the children ready for yet another adventure at school, paying bills on time, grocery shopping so that the children will have balance meals even when she does not feel like cooking, laundry, being an over-night repair person for the car or dishwasher and the list goes on.These may be simple everyday task but these are important for tommorow's children. Proverbs 31 Woman. For behind every great man is a great woman. Blessings of God be with all the women and children of our dedicated Special Forces warriors.
D.Coates <dcoates@nc.rr.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 16:59:43 (PST)
We have lost the following brothers in service to our country; Nathan Chapman, Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory, Brian Prosser. Hero's every one. I wish to express my deepest condolences to the loved ones of these fine young soldiers. God bless them all for they are truly among a Band of Brothers. De Oppresso Liber.
E8 Retired Patrick D. Mc Tamany. Commel Dept SFTG,8th SFG,5th SFG,3rd SFG,6th SFG,S.L.Jumpamaster/HALO SFTG.NCOIC Commel Dept SFTG. <Cheeta@internetcds.com>
Merlin, OR USA - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 15:58:30 (PST)
I am glad to served my country and I know he did his job every well and the families should be very proud of them. I salute them.
Herald Lane SVB 2nd 94th arty <herald77002@yahoo.com>
Houston, Tx USA - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 13:58:15 (PST)
My heart goes out to the family and friends of Nate Chapman, while remembering the others of our regiment who have fallen. I found these words, almost 400 years old, comforting, and a reminder that we fight not only for hearth and home but for centuries of civilization........... "All mankind is of one author, and is one volume. When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated; God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice; but God's hand is in every translation, and his hand shall bind up all our scattered leaves again for that library where every book shall lie open to one another. " -- John Donne (1623).
Kevin "Hognose" O'Brien, 10th, 11th, 20th <kevin.obrien@us.army.mil>
Lynn, MA USA - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 09:16:39 (PST)
Gob Bless all our brave men and those that have given the ultimate for our freedoms. My sincerest condolences to the families of our fallen comrades. 
Tony Y 10th SFG(A) ODA332 73-75
Woodbridge, NJ USA - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 08:36:34 (PST)
Thanks for carrying on a tradition and duty that was written in blood by many of my friends in the years gone by.
Virgil Bryant 7th SFG (A) <budsinms@yahoo.com>
Jackson, MS USA - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 08:21:22 (PST)
On December 12th, I expressed my condolences to the loved ones of MSG Davis, SFC Petithory, and SSG Prosser. I had no idea that the next warrior added to this page would be a good friend of mine who I graduated the course with in '92. You will be missed Nate. Thank you for the memories. I am also praying for your family now. Until we meet again brother, but not yet... De Oppresso Liber!
1LT Phil Porter, 3rd SFG(A), 1/10th SFG(A), 5th SOSE(A), 3/10th SFG(A), 2/35 IN(L) <liber2tap@worldnet.att.net>
Ewa Beach, HI USA - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 02:01:31 (PST)
I thank these brave men for all they do, They are truly Silent Heroes, without these brave and courageous men, where would our great country be? They all represent Bravery, Freedom and courage, I salute all of them. God bless you all.
Bobby Dodson <rsslawter@prodigy.net>
Porter, TX USA - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 23:31:24 (PST)
I want to take this moment to express my deepest condolences for your loss. Having spent a career in special operations and in law enforcement, I have been exposed to the loss of cherished comrades and fellow professionals. It is never easy. But memories never fade and their deeds emblazon the true meaning of duty, honor and country in our hearts and our thoughts. It is through the acts of men like these, doing the thing they love and defending the country they cherish that serves as inspiration to us all. My prayers go with these brave men and the families they left behind. God bless them and God bless America!
LTC Lance M. Rutallie, SF, USAR Retired (3/7th SFG, 8th SFG, 10th SFG, 12th SFG, Co D (Ranger) 1/151 Inf) <LRutall@aol.com>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 19:58:58 (PST)
My wife and I wish to express our deepest prayers and thoughts to the finest men of Special Forces. God bless, all those that serve this great country. 
Don C Hall F Co., 51 LRP (Abn.) Infnatry RVN <DonCHall@msn.com>
Bellevue, WA USA - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 18:48:13 (PST)
The members of Chapter XXXI,SFA, would like to express our deepest sorrow and condolences to the wife, children, family, team mates and friends of SFC Nathan Chapman, a brave Special Forces soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice. Our prayers are with you during your time of grief. You can take comfort knowing that SFC Chapman gave his life for you, his team mates and Country and joins a great legacy of honored Special Forces heros. God Bless him and God Bless America!
George Petrie, President, Chapter XXXI, Special Forces Assn, North Texas <kay08@aol.com>
Dallas, TX USA - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 18:21:34 (PST)
My heartfelt thanks to those men who paid the ultimate sacrifice and to their families, my thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. May God Bless You.
R.H. 'Tex" Houston, CCS,SOA, 5th SFGA, 69-70 <tex@ranchgazette.com>
Midland, TX USA - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 18:20:46 (PST)
My wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of SFC Chapman. We know that no words or actions can bring this young warrior back, but, we also know that because of his dedication to his country, profession and family, that we all sleep better, and also, we share in the sadness of losing another warrior and friend. God bless you all and, Keep the Faith. 
SGM (R) John W Eddleman, SGM, USA (RET) <wd5gmx@juno.com>
San Angelo, TX USA - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 16:33:31 (PST)
I am not in the military but have the utmost respect of those who are. A dear friend who is a Colonel stationed at Fort Bragg informed of this site as I wanted to remember those who have given the supreme sacrifice. My thoughts and prayers are with these four young men, may God take them and honor them in heaven. May God comfort those that these young men have left behind. My heart goes out to these men and all the men and women of the US military who are committed to peace and justice in the world. Thank You.
John Grosshans <gpick@washemc.net>
Sandersville, GA USA - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 16:09:48 (PST)
One day we will meet these heroes again. Let's thank them now, and then. My condolences to all the families.
MSG Harold E. (Hal) Castle, Retired, US Army <hecastle@aol.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 13:46:40 (PST)
My prayers are for all the families.  It's a sad day when we lose a brother or son from our family, God Bless them and we must remember them always. De Oppresso Liber! Bear 2
John L. Barstow, SFC, USASF (R) <USASFBEAR2@AOL.COM>
SACRAMENTO, CA USA - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 10:25:03 (PST)
May we always remember the sacrifice these men and their loved ones have made in the service of our countries. They have been added to the list of all those who have given their all and who will never be forgotten by their comrades who also have served this country. God Bless and my prayers are with you. Paul
Paul Borowski, Maj USAR Ret. Ranger <paulborowski@mediaone.net>
Decatur, Ga USA - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 09:35:34 (PST)
On behalf of the members of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #142,we express our gratefulness and our deepest sympathy to the families of these men. When evil appears in this world it is these types of warriors who did their duty to rid the world of this evil. May they rest in honored Glory.
V.V.A. Chapter #142 <Vawuwert@aol.com>
Monroe , Mi USA - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 09:22:11 (PST)
President John F Kennedy said it, "that the cost of freedom is high, but that Americans have always paid it" These Green Berets have paid their cost with their lives. As a nation and as for me as an individual, there are no words to thank them. We are all deeply and sincerely saddened. America's Best indeed. We shall miss them all in a very special way. May God richly bless the families of all the men lost in Afghanistan, and may these heroes rest in eternal honored peace.
Vince Wuwert USAF veteran 65-69 <Vawuwert@aol.com>
toledo , oh USA - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 09:17:11 (PST)
I express my Heartfelt sadness at the Loss of 4 of "America's Best". Their is no greater Love than to lay down one's life for another. May God Bless and bring peace to each Family of these fine Troopers. De Oppresso Liber. JF
Jerry Foreman, 3rd SFGA,5th SFGA,7th SFGA and 1st SFGA Ft Lewis <jfore007@Hotmail.com>
Crossett, AR USA - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 06:20:36 (PST)
God Bless The Chapman Family and all the others who died for freedom. God Bless them all !!!! They are heroes. God Bless The USA !! 
Jari Salo <jari.salo@nic.fi>
Seinajoki, FINLAND - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 01:13:32 (PST)
To the Chapman Family... I pray for you to know Peace and love, to hold on to one another and be Proud of Nathan, knowing he did his job and paid the ultimate sacrifice for America... He is a Hero and a Child of God....As I said to the familes of Jefferson Davis, Brian Prosser and Daniel Petithory... Your loss is OUR loss too... May God Bless you and comfort you in His arms and help you to know that Nathan is sitting there beside Him now... My sincere condolences and heartfelt Thanks for Nathan...
Sandy's 'A Farewell to Arms' <sandybeach62@yahoo.com>
Rohnert Park, CA USA - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 01:03:11 (PST)
May God bless our lost warriors and protect all our fighting men. The loss of more 5th Group SF men is a sign of the commitment of the men of the 5th to the protect and free the oppressed. De Oppresso Liber
Al Forster,CPT 3rd & 5th SFgroups <arf5thsfga@aol.com>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 22:08:05 (PST)
My condolences to each family for their loss. This country has always been fortunate that there were young men willing to give their lives to allow the rest of us to live in peace. Perhaps with this "war" the citizens of this country will understand that only a strong Armed Force will give us security.
Ralph Dodds Major,USA Ret <rdodds95@mindspring.com>
Atlanta, Ga USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 21:23:10 (PST)
For all the members of Chapter # 82 of the V V A we would like to express our condolences to the families of these true patroits and American hero's. God Bless Their Families and God Bless America. They are what makes our country so great and free.
StevenCarrozzofor Chapter#82 VietnamVeterans of America <Chairmannick@Aol.com>
Hicksville, LI, NY USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 21:22:48 (PST)
I am not currently an enlisted member of any branch of the U.S. military, but I am just about to sign up for the DEP for the U.S.M.C. Although I cannot say I know what the family's of these men are feeling and going through right now, I just wish to say that they are the reason America is a great nation! They have proved that America is worth fighting, and unfortunately, dying for. I wish to serve my country as these men, Nathan Chapman, Jefferson Davis, Brian Prosser, and Daniel Petithory, have. I thank their families for bringing them up right and, hopefully, encouraging their sons to serve their nation. They have contributed to America's well-being, and I thank them whole-heartedly! U.S.A. MILITARY MEMBERS WHEREVER YOU MAY BE STATIONED-- THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!!
Jessica Walters <bahamamix@yahoo.com>
Milan, KS USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 20:41:35 (PST)
Hello All, I want to take this opportunity to express my heart felt sorrow to the SF men listed here. I want to express especialy to Nathan Chapman... We love you Brother Warriors and you will never be forgotten... 
Bouncer, FcoLRP 50th Inf. 25th ID, Cu Chi,RVN. 68-69 <LRRP50@aol.com>
Sumner, WA USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 18:59:20 (PST)
This generation is indeed living up to the expectations of our former warriors from "The Greatest Generation". God Bless our Armed Forces !!
George Corbett, 303rd RR Bn, Bien Hoa, RVN 67-68 <grdfcorb@va.prestige.net>
Stafford, VA USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 17:26:37 (PST)
Our prayers do go with the family. Nothing said here will help them in the short run but maybe it will in the future. He knew when he signed on that the job carried risks and he willingly accepted them. Nothing else need be said. He saw his duty and did it! De Oppresso Liber says it all.
Dennis Dobbs, Detachment A-238 1967/1968 <d00126@yahoo.com>
McAllen, TX  USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 17:15:12 (PST)
Our latest loss, SFC Chapman, is grieved not only by his family, but also by his team, group and the entire SF Family. Lost men are not forgotten... de oppresso liber.
Greg Hoisington 10th, 11th and 12th SFGA <zebrathree@hotmail.com>
Sevierville, TN USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 17:14:13 (PST)
Rest in peace Nate, I will remember the good times De Oppresso Liber
Jody Woods <COLDMIESER@webtv.net>
Pellston, MI USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 17:10:38 (PST)
Thanks for your bravery, selflessness, and devotion to duty. We in the Special Ops community are so very sad, yet so very proud. Our country is so very fortunate to have men like Nathan Chapman, Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory, and Brian Prosser.
Robert J. Hoffman, H Co, 75th Ranger, B/2/7 SFG, 4th Ranger Training Bn, Ranger Training Bde.g <Rjhoff46@prodigy.net>
Huntersville, NC USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 16:58:50 (PST)
Please notify me if there is anything that us older SF members can do for these families.
John J. Wilson, B Co., 6th SF, B CO., 3rd SF, B CO., 10th SF, A-, 11th SF <Vachief90@aol.com>
Newport News, VA USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 16:35:53 (PST)
These fine young men are the true heroes and foundation of our great nation. My heart goes out to their families and I pray they will know peace in their hearts because of their loved ones ultimate sacrifice. God Bless each and everyone! 
John J. Wilson (R), B-20, B55 Mike Force 5th SFGA, 1sf, 68-69 <Vachief90@aol.com>
Newport News, VA USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 16:33:01 (PST)
It broke my heart 35 years ago and it breaks my heart today, whenever one of these fine men make the ultimate sacrifice for this great country. I pray for their families and those they left behind. De Oppresso Liber!
Jim Hasse, Project Delta, 5th SF, '67 and '68 <gera-jim@dcn.davis.ca.us>
Davis, CA USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 15:49:13 (PST)
Nate was a true warrior, I served with him on a detachment at Lewis and worked with him in Okinawa. he will be truly missed. All the best to Renae and his children. God Bless.
SFC Chris Heim, 1/1SFG <Cheim72887@aol.com>
Torii Station, Okinawa - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 15:03:33 (PST)
I knew none of the warriors killed, but I know their caliber. We can all stand proud in their honor. God Bless them and their families.
Don Fallon - RivDiv 551 combined ops with A-411 <devil06@webtv.net>
Mystic, CT USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 14:41:27 (PST)
We inserted and extracted SOG teams into Cambodia. They are the pros. I have always been proud of having worked with SF They died a soldiers death but left behind family and friends If there is a fund for the families I'd like to help out. A standing salute. Ray Hoagland Ghost Rider 774
Ray 189th Assualt Helio <dog1tac@saber.net>
Boonville, CA USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 13:58:39 (PST)
Our heartfelt condolences to the families who lost loved ones. It has been said that "courage is not the absence of fear but the ability to go on despite any fear". We are all indebted to such brave men who loved their country and were willing to give all to the cause. May you find peace and comfort in knowing how much they were valued to others.
Barb Toomey <bjtoomey@home.com>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 13:35:08 (PST)
My sincere condolences to the family, friends, team members of our fallen brothers. They will live forever in our hearts.
Jim DeMatteo, SFC(Ret) 7SFG <jimdematteo@yahoo.com>
Miramar, FL USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 13:17:40 (PST)
During my time in SF I had the privilege of knowing both Nat Chapman and Dan Petithory. Both men were outstanding professionals. My condolences go out to the families of all the brave men that have passed. God bless.....
Tony Smith C/1/1 ODA 192 <agsmith068@hotmail.com>
Arlington, VA USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 10:37:12 (PST)
My sincere condolences to the families of  Nathan Chapman, Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory and Brian Prosser my most sincere condolences. Some one once said this to me : "How fortunate we are to have had such people in our lives that losing them would hurt so much." May the grace of GOD be with all of you for now and forever.
Mike Erkel , 5th Special Forces (RVN) SFA M-9082 <duff-erks@ece.com>
Onamia, MN USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 07:24:00 (PST)
God bless these heroes and their families.
Ron Alexander Co. D, 17th Inf. Long Range Patrol, 75th Rangers 66-69 <arrow1@frontier.net>
Pagosa Springs, colo USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 07:01:30 (PST)
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of SFC Chapman ... and to his children we want to say "Be very proud of Dad, a Warrior that served our country well."
CW3 Luis Rivera and Family <mx3rosa@aol.com>
Fayetteville , NC USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 06:10:01 (PST)
May the family of SFC Chapman have solace in the knowledge, that there are others who share their sorrow. We all have mourn the loss of another brave man.
Norb DeBolt
USA - Friday, January 04, 2002 at 19:35:43 (PST)
As a friend of a Special Services Soldier, Derrik Riggs, of this battalion, I wish to send my sincere condolences to the rest of the battalion and to the families of these men. You are all in my prayers daily. I pray the rest of you come home safe and sound. May God bless you as you serve this great Country of ours!
Tracey Furr (civilain) <misswings29@juno.com>
VA USA - Friday, January 04, 2002 at 15:00:13 (PST)
God Bless..
3rd BN 10th SFG(A) <martinsfcommo@yahoo.com>
Canon City, CO USA - Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 13:35:18 (PST)
I would like to offer my personal condolences along with those of all of the members of SFA Isaac Camacho Chapter IX. Chuck Von Kriegsfield, Secretary.
Chuck Von Kriegsfield <cvon@htg.net>
El Paso, TX USA - Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 11:30:35 (PST)
"A coward dies many times before his death. A hero dies but once." Bible Vs. Ish. C-43 VS-18-19
LYLE L. JORGENSEN (DOC) DELTA CO.1STBTN 9TH MAR, 3RD MAR DIV (RETIRED) <GODSEAGLE777@YAHOO.COM>
VISTA, CA United States - Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 09:26:52 (PST)
To all the families that have lost their loved ones in the wake of cowardess. I serve and know what it means to sacrifice. God bless and take care. MN1(SW) McMillian
Petty officer 1st Class S. McMillian MOMAU 10 Okinawa,JA <sjmcmillian@yahoo.com>
USA - Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 03:28:28 (PST)
To the families of the above may God by with you his mercy will see you through, special forces will always be the first to enter the danger zone and therefore they are the first targets, but we all know it and we will not do anything else it is what we live for, no one can explain the logic behind it but we all live for it and sometimes die for it , may God protect all of you . Keep well Hennie
Hennie van Heerden emergency support team <vlambek@dbn1.kzn.gov.za>
Durban, RSA - Sunday, December 30, 2001 at 23:36:04 (PST)
One of my close friends is a SEAL. I have not met any of the men who died in Afghanistan, but if they are anything like my friend, then they truly represent a rare bread of individual, the best of the best. While nothing I write will assuage the grief nor ease the bereavement of the families of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, I can say thank you from a New Yorker. I was privileged to be allowed to work as a volunteer in the rescue and recovery operations (I was standing in the rubble when President Bush visited on Sept. 14th) at Ground Zero. I can personally attest to the devastation leveled on this city and my heartfelt thanks and gratitude go out to all of you who stand watch over my freedoms. God speed you in winning this battle against evil. Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Miller 
NY, NY USA - Saturday, December 29, 2001 at 13:06:24 (PST)
God bless you for your dedication and sacrifice. Thank you for putting yourselves in harms way to help bring peace and justice to those who lost loved ones on Sept 11, 2001. My prayers go out to your families for your loss and to God in the hopes that he keeps you safe with him always. God bless all three of you.
Michael Meador <michaels226@hotmail.com>
Sterling, Va USA - Friday, December 28, 2001 at 09:49:42 (PST)
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants" - T. J. "Live free or die, death is not the worst of evils" - Stark Thank you
CPT Kevin J. Perera ODA 731 <pererak@soc.mil>
Fort Bragg, NC USA - Friday, December 28, 2001 at 07:30:30 (PST)
I worked with JD for three years. He was a good natured guy who was respected by everyone, he will be missed. My heart and thoughts go to his family and friends, Take care JD
Will Adams 1st / 1st SFGA <william.adams@okinawa.army.mil>
Okinawa, Japan - Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 23:24:06 (PST)
God Bless the Families and God Bless the men that made a difference. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.
Bruce MacDonald USMC 11th Marines,12th Marines, 4th Marines RVN <Brucat1@aol.com>
Chino, CA USA - Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 18:44:56 (PST)
You will never be forgotten. De Oppresso Liber
SFC BOURGEOIS 522 "Double Deuce"
USA - Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 14:05:46 (PST)
Myself and my family express our extreme condolences in the loss of my three brothers, whom, though I've never met, are no less than my family. Words cannot adequately express our loss and our sympathy to the immediate families, but to all those of Group, and the SF community who mourn for any loss of one of "our own." They are with teammates who are stationed at Heaven's gates waiting for those of us, when it comes our turn. Our condolences also go out to those of the teams who were wounded, so that our prayers may help in their healing, as well as help with the grief of the families of Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory and Brian Prosser, who will never again share hugs, laughter, and love in the physical sense, but will forever be with us in spirit, giving us their strength to carry on in their name, and the names of all those who came before them. Prayers, are the key to our power, and our power is focused on our teams, and their families. Never forgotten will be their names, and their cause. Never prouder have they made us. May we continue to carry the torch in their honor. De Oppresso Liber with love hugs and prayers.
Robert A. Slivatz, Co B, 1st SFGA, A-121, 70-71 <SFALV@aol.com>
Richmond, MI USA - Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 14:02:54 (PST)
Thank you dear families for sharing your loved ones and allowing them to protect me and my family. God Bless You in your time of sorrow.
Cpl Raye Hecker B 1/320 FA ABN 82d, 1973 <heckers@pennswoods.net>
Conrad, PA USA - Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 09:52:01 (PST)                                                      (675)
Thoughts and Prayers to these guy's families and loved ones on this Day...Christmas. I Thank the families for them being there, those that are there, and the rest of our military folks. Know that you will see them again.
Jim Kellogg, 5th, 11th, 19th SFG (A)
USA - Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 01:08:30 (PST)
We can but give our deepest sympathy to the families of these great Americans. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours, to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom. -- Abraham Lincoln, November 1864
Tom Rau, II Corps Mike Force, 1969 - 70 <Dragons@hawaii.rr.com>
Kaneohe, HI USA - Monday, December 24, 2001 at 14:01:23 (PST)
With Utmost respect and admiration for the team's deeds and bravery in upholding the pride of all who have served with the 5th Group in battle, I offer deepest condolences to the families of the fallen Green Berets and a speedy recovery to all who suffered wounds. De Oppresso Liber.
Leo Lynch 5th Group
Naples, FL USA - Monday, December 24, 2001 at 09:56:33 (PST)
My condolence to the families of our fallen comrades in the war against terrorism, I flew my flag at half-mast for each of the men that gave their lives for freedom.
CSM (Ret) Luke Emanual, SFG (A) <GreenBeret1955@msn.com>
FORT COLLINS, CO USA - Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 13:17:34 (PST)
My prayers are with all who have lost a loved one or friend. Thanks to these brave people maybe, just maybe someday we will attain peace in our world. Then maybe, just maybe, no other young people will have to give their lives. Thank You for protecting my country.
Joyce LaFreniere <ananaof9@excite.com>
Weatherford, TX USA - Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 08:15:13 (PST)
Warm Wishes to the families of our fallen Comrades. We are so sorry to hear about your love ones untimely call to the lord in the performance of their duty to Country. This is more grief than a family should have to experience. We unfortunately are forced to accept the tragedies of War, yet at the same time your love ones were heroes for their commitment and dedication to service for the United States of America and this touches us all. Knowing this of course does not lessen the pain or grief. I do hope the fact that your friends and loved ones share your pain and that in some way this brings you comfort. Please consider SFA Chapter 46 (DLIC) Thailand part of the group who shares your pain. You all are in our thoughts and we will remember your love ones in our prayers. Warmly, Warren Gerig, Treasurer Special Forces Association C-46 Guam (DLIC) Thailand..
Warren Gerig <warren@asia.com>
Bangkok, Thailand - Saturday, December 22, 2001 at 18:58:40 (PST)
Master Sgt. Jefferson Donald "Jeff" Davis, Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Henry "Danno" Petithory, Staff Sgt. Brian "Cody" Prosser went into hostility to find peace. Their mission taken with no thought of the perils to themselves. The spirits of each of you will live on in the hearts and minds of the world, defining courage and commitment. May their memories comfort you as you struggle through this most difficult time .. de oppresso liber
Bob Stepanian, 1st Special Forces,5th Special Forces 1966-1969 <rstep32@hotmail.com>
simsbury, ct USA - Saturday, December 22, 2001 at 04:55:53 (PST)
Thank you, Davis, Petithory and Prosser, You will never be Forgotten.. God Bless You ..
Michelle <srprnces@frazmtn.com>
Lebec, CA USA - Friday, December 21, 2001 at 21:45:24 (PST)                                       
To the Prosser Family, God bless your family, God bless Brian for he stood up for what he believed in and fought for, Our Freedom, We are very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers...
Johnston Family <srprnces@frazmtn.com>
Lebec, CA USA - Friday, December 21, 2001 at 21:35:27 (PST)
One of my best friends...my big brother. I see all the hundreds and hundreds of people who are mourning his loss right beside my family and I, and not only do my eyes well with tears, but my heart swells with pride. My brother, JD, and Prosser were exceptional men, who served among the elite, and loved every minute of it. My heart is heavy with sadness but my mind is clear and knows now EXACTLY what "de oppresso liber" truly means.
Nikki Petithory <moonstone81@hotmail.com>
Cheshire / Boston, MA USA - Friday, December 21, 2001 at 21:33:58 (PST)
To all the families, I want to thank you for your family's dedication to the fight for Freedom. To the Prosser Family, The sign by the park says it all Cody IS a HERO!
Mary
Lebec, CA USA - Friday, December 21, 2001 at 21:22:53 (PST)
My sincerest condolences to the family, friends, loved ones and "Airborne buddies" of these men. Whenever my sons see their pictures on the news, I proudly tell them what they stood and sacrificed for. A simple "thank you" will never be enough for what they did. They are excellent examples of true Americans and dedicated soldiers. Although I did not know them personally, I do feel some connection to them. Airborne all the way and "De Oppresso Liber." God bless. T
T. Harper, 12th SF Group (A), 245th Spec Ops AVN Abn <c130blastr@yahoo.com>
USA - Friday, December 21, 2001 at 20:41:34 (PST)
I met and worked with soldiers that were a part of this great unit (5th group), and I must say they were some of nicest guys I have ever met. Although I was medically discharged I still crave the adventure and pride that comes when you serve. I pray for all of you still serving and lost to combat. I am always standing by at the ready for you and this country. If I can be of any assistance to any one of you, I am here always and forever.
Jason Steacy 2-502INF (MED RET) <jasonsteacy@hotmail.com>
Tampa, FL USA - Friday, December 21, 2001 at 12:18:52 (PST)
My deep condolences to all the love ones that this brave "Green Beret" left behind. We will always remember your sacrifices, and you will never be forgotten.
Jan P. Cervantes, SSG, 7th SFG Fort Bragg, NC <jan_pierre_cervantes@yahoo.com<cervantj@soc.mil>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Friday, December 21, 2001 at 08:21:49 (PST)
To the entire Prosser family - Words cannot express the loss and pain you must feel at Cody's passing. I, too, grieve for him, for I knew him at Ft Bragg as an MP in my MI unit. He was an outstanding young man, and a credit to his profession. Always polite and smiling, and with a good word for everybody. A clean cut and upstanding young man...someone I admired. I'm pleased to have played a part in helping him do what he wanted in the Army. I am very proud to have called him 'friend'. I shall miss him very much. De Oppresso Liber. Sincerely, Mike Kaminski
Mike Kaminski 10th SFG(A), 319th MI, HQ USASOC <mikeykam@aol.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Friday, December 21, 2001 at 06:37:38 (PST)
My heart is with the families of these fine men. I was so happy to renew correspondence with Cody's father, Brian, a few months ago. Then so saddened and pained shortly thereafter to hear Cody had gone from them protecting us all in this terrible war. My love to you Brian! Gay Lynn
Gay Lynn <glbones@aol.com>
Glastonbury, CT USA - Friday, December 21, 2001 at 05:13:00 (PST)
Cody, I didn't know your personally, but have watched you grow up in the community. Your family & the families of the other two young men, can be proud. You served in a unit with a fine history since it was establish in the mid 1700s during the French & Indian War. What a strong heritage you followed when you joined the Rangers. I'm proud to have lived in the same community with you. And your family can be very proud of their son & brother.
Donna & Albert <dmhull@frazmtn.com>
Frazier Park, CA USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 21:32:42 (PST)
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the families and loved ones of these three great American heroes who gave all they had in the defense of our great country. I did not know any of these men personally, although I now feel as though I know Cody very well. Since he was from Frazier Park, I have seen how the loss of one person can change an entire community. Everyone in Frazier Park is mourning the loss of Cody Prosser, even those of us who never knew him while he was alive. All three of these men are true American heroes, and anyone who knew them should be proud to have had that opportunity. May God bless their friends and families.
Joseph David <david@frazmtn.com>
Frazier Park, CA USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 20:15:33 (PST)
Because of these three fine young men who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our Flag we are free. May God bless all of the Armed Forces of the USA. May God gather all three of these excellent men into his loving arms forever. Never Forget Davis, Petithory or Prosser! Go Army!
Edward Mooney, Jr., Teacher <moonbase@qnet.com>
Lancaster, CA USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 19:53:23 (PST)
To the entire Prosser Family... There are no words; you know what we feel in our hearts. God speed the healing process...it will come. Love Always, Bill & Rhoda
Bill & Rhoda Casto <trplkybrd@aol.com>
Bermuda Dunes, Ca USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 19:48:53 (PST)
I made a tribute website for the 9/11/01 tragedy... it continued on to be a salute to our military and now a memorial to honor those who have died in Afghanistan.... Its not much but I would be honored for you to see it...  the memorial page is titled 'A Farewell to Arms' I cried the whole time I was making it.... As I said in my earlier post..... I am deeply saddened by the loss of these men.... They are truly our heroes... God Bless Them and all of You....
Sandy's 'A Farewell to Arms' <sandybeach62@yahoo.com>
Rohnert Park, Ca USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 19:27:27 (PST)
Your losses will never be forgotten. These three fine men will be remembered as heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the nation that they loved and its citizens that they protected. May God bless you and your loved ones, and may he grant them eternal peace and happiness in his kingdom.
Michael Matthews 99th Bombardment Wing (1967-71) <Bosoxfan9@msn.com>
Venice, Fl USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 17:11:23 (PST)
Our deepest sympathy to the Prosser family. Jim and Renee Willoughby
Renee and Jim Willoughby <rmw@frazmtn.com>
Pine Mountain Club, CA USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 16:48:53 (PST)
We would pass on our deepest sympathy to all the families. These men have held the highest tradition of the Special Forces family. All our hopes and prayers are with you.
John W. Inman SFC (Ret) <green_beret21@Yahoo.com>
Dearborn, MI USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 15:57:57 (PST)
I would like to express my condolences to long time friend Brian Prosser Sr., father of Brian Prosser. Fallen in death but not forgotten by our heavenly father, Jehovah.
Dennis A. McClain Neighbor <travelmx@frazmtn.com>
Frazier Park, CA USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 14:20:34 (PST)                                       (650)
Sorry for your loss. Prayers be with your family and friends. They will be remembered for ever.
Samantha L. Wills 10th SFG (A) <mutt_77@hotmail.com>
FT Carson, CO USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 11:50:36 (PST)
God Bless your family. I am so sorry for your loss. We will keep a prayer in our heart for all our soldiers and their families.
Judy Kinsela <DJr4DMJ@aol.com>
Charlotte, NC USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 10:10:14 (PST)
It is sad they had to go but at least they gave their all for us. Love the "Forces" -- Airborne, Infantry retired.
Larry D. Cook <cookfrenchlick@hotmail.com>
French Lick, In USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 09:26:03 (PST)
I knew Dan Petithory while going through the Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course, as well as the Communication Sergeant's Course. Dan went to 5th SFG and I went to 10th SFG, however he made quite an impression upon me and others who went through the Qualification Course. What an outstanding soldier who will be missed by all who knew him. My prayers to his family. MSG Ernie Davis (retired)
Master Sergeant Ernie Davis (Retired) <ernest.davis@us.army.mil>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 09:20:13 (PST)
All of us here in the NYC area have felt the pain of death with many of our friends and family perished in the WTC - citizens in harms way. For you the fallen soldiers of today's war, I will always remember that you gave your life for all of us as I look at the NY skyline every day. Your sacrifice for our country will never be forgotten by this soldier. We will see you again.
CSM Anthony Riccio B/1/5th ODA 525, 304th CA BDE <ariccio@accessqhs.com>
Flanders, NJ USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 06:24:49 (PST)
God bless our fallen comrades and their families...
Rudy Gregovich 7th GRP/75th Rgr Reg <rgregjr@earthlink.net>
Ft. Bragg, NC USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 03:33:02 (PST)
I met Dan on a dark night 800 feet above Pakistan when he ran into my parachute. We have lifted many beers telling that story and the many like it forged over the years we served together. I will always remember Dan's belief in the U.S., in himself, and most importantly in being a Green Beret. He was a true believer. To Dan, J.D., Cody, the ones who came before, and the ones who will follow we will not forget. Thanks Brother.
Chris Welton A/3/5 SFG(A) <gbmed@hotmail.com>
San Antonio, TX USA - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 21:14:23 (PST)
Brad Fowers if you read this email me. I am sorry brother. Koop
Koopman 1st SFG <rgrkoop@aol.com>    <koopmanm@soc.mil>
Ft. Lewis, WA USA - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 20:48:41 (PST)
To the families of Jefferson, Daniel, and Brian, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You can be very proud of your men. They strongly believed in what they did which is to protect our country and our people. They are the real heroes, because they gave the ultimate sacrifice. I myself am very proud of Jefferson, Daniel, and Brian, as is most of America. I will always remember them in my mind, heart and prayers. I can never thank them enough for what they did. 
Gary L. Thomas, U.S. Army - Vietnam Vet <golflimatango@aol.com>
Council Bluffs, Iowa USA - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 20:45:54 (PST)
To the parents of Cody, Dan and JD; I can only hope that your senses of loss and grief can, in some fashion, be eased by a sense of pride in accomplishment at having raised such fine and high caliber of men who are loved, liked and admired by so many. Thank you for rearing and guiding them towards all the knowledge, skill and personality they brought to our brotherhood in it's continued endeavor of support to the freedom and principles of the United States of America. I look forward to seeing them again when I hope to rendezvous at the gathering together in the heavens.
Wayne Oien A/2/2O SFG, 3/5 SFG, B/4/1 SWTG <wayneo79@hotmail.com>
Clarksville, TN USA - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 19:40:42 (PST)
God Bless these Men, and their Families.
Michael Adams 5th SFG(A), 1st SFG(A), 3rd SFG(A), 10th SFG(A) <michaell.adams@compaq.com>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 18:01:20 (PST)
The Commander of The 5th Special Forces Group, Colonel John Mulholland's words at 0340 Hrs EST - 17 December 2001 at the American Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan gave some meaning to why our SF Brothers gave their lives for our country. Our Brothers did their jobs right and on time.. It Worked!! They are the best the World has to offer. Click Re-opening the American Embassy below. De Oppresso Liber
Re-opening the American Embassy
U.S. Embassy , Kabul Afghanistan - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 14:02:48 (PST)
Soldiers like them are irreplaceable.
Sgt. Doug Setter former Canadian Airborne <dougsetter@hotmail.com>
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 10:19:04 (PST)
Your ultimate sacrifices will never be forgotten. We will carry on the torch in honor of your memory. God Bless.
SGT Dianna Hill, 350th Psychological Operations Company <SFBRAT2@aol.com>
Cleveland, Ohio USA - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 09:55:52 (PST)
My condolences for the loss you have suffered, but know that what they did was needed and appreciated.
George Walker, CW2 (R) <swimmers@iinet.net.au>
Perth, Australia - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 06:09:25 (PST)
My deepest sympathy to the families and friends of these three brave warriors / heroes. Thank you for protecting our country, you will never be forgotten.
Selene DiNapoli <seleneone@hotmail.com>
North Providence, RI USA - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 05:42:13 (PST)
My sincerest condolences. They lived and died honorable men, fighting for freedom forever. God Bless
(S)Sgt Joe Barrow, 352d IOS <joseph.barrow@hickam.af.mil>
Hickam AFB, hi USA - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 05:04:56 (PST)
The ultimate sacrifice! All that appreciate their freedom appreciate you and what you've done for our country. God speed!
CW3 John Bentley, HHC ATB <jbentley@snowhill.com>
Fort Rucker, AL USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 20:28:06 (PST)
Be proud of your soldier, we are. We mourn with you.
Major Diane Scherr, Ft Bragg, NC
USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 20:09:05 (PST)
To the families and loved ones of our Patriot Brothers who were taken from us in defense of our freedom please know you are in our hearts and thoughts. Jeff, Dan and Brian represent our country's best and those of us who have served our nation during battle will never let our countrymen forget their sacrifice for our Enduring Freedom.
Don Dali - 173rd Airborne Brigade <Railmed@aol.com>
Sacramento, CA USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 19:10:40 (PST)
My family and I extend our deepest gratitude and sympathy to the families and friends of these fine warriors. It is an honor for us to have read about their lives and what they have done for our country. May their souls rest in peace, and may those of us who mourn their loss be given comfort.
Lt.Col. Edward & Emma - USAF - DOD
Shalimar, FL USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 10:18:11 (PST)
My Dad served 20 years in the ARMY, and I am PROUD to be an ARMY BRAT! I am the lucky one, my Dad came home. I can hug him, and tell him I love him. To the families of Brian Prosser, Daniel Petithory, and Jefferson Davis: You lost a son, husband, brother, friend , or a Daddy, in this war ~ and they will not be forgotten! I can't begin to feel your pain, and my heart and tears go out to you. I have a 5 year old son, who dresses in Army Fatigues, and tells everyone that his Grampa is a hero. My son, saw a picture of these 3 fallen Heroes, and said " Look Mommy, it's our Heroes, They're better than Superman!". To which I responded " Yes, son, they are!" I can sleep better at night, knowing men like this were, and still are protecting America. Thank you for your sacrifice! And May God bless you!
Missy Rossetti
NH USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 09:21:05 (PST)

We are saddened by the death of our brothers, but they are not forgotten. God Bless the families and loved ones that they left behind.
Randy Richie, SOFMSSP Instructor <richier@soc.mil>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 08:38:41 (PST)


My wife and I would like to send our deepest condolences to all of you that have been affected by this great loss. I'm sure that they all loved their job otherwise they would not have been there serving our country. Not too long ago I was on ODA 521 (Dingos) before I was transferred out here to 10th Group so that I may be closer to my children. My heart can only begin to imagine leaving them behind. I'm sure that they will look in on them from time to time. Thank you for supporting them when they needed you the most! God bless you!
SSG Salvador F. Cruz ACo 2nd Bn 10thSFG(A) <cruzs@soc.mil,Salfc3026@aol.com>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 08:29:56 (PST)
Although it is a great honor to give your life for our wonderful country fighting for freedom, the pain of loosing a loved one, a friend, or Team-mate (Brother) is not softened but through time. I just would like to express my condolences and pride for the sacrifices Jefferson, Daniel, Brian, their family, friends, and brothers have laid on the alter of freedom. De Oppresso Liber
Miles 2/7 SFG (A) <milesb@soc.mil>
Ft Bragg, NC USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 07:52:30 (PST)                                       (625)

My heart and my tears go out to the families. May God continue to give you comfort in this time of loss. Head down Glory bound. Michael
MSG(R) Michael Thomas 3/5,1/3,3/3 SWC <thommich@juno.com>
Fayetteville , NC USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 05:48:04 (PST)


Thanks seems so meaningless at a time of loss. but you gave your lives to save the lives of others. You fought for your country and you gave your all. God bless your families for the tremendous loss they must endure. We Love You All!!
Wanda Flowers <wwpig2@aol.com>
Pamplico, SC USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 05:44:32 (PST)
My sincere condolences to the families of our three fallen Special Forces Comrades. My God bless you and look out for your families through these very trying times.
SGM John Thomas, C 1/1 SFG(A), <john.thomas@okinawa,army.mil>
Okinawa, Japan  - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 23:49:50 (PST)
It is no bad thing to die for your country among friends and go to God. Anon please.
David J. Kenney. Dept of Defense <Fanueil34@aol.com>
Boston, Mass. USA - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 16:29:36 (PST)
My deepest sympathies for the families and comrades of these men who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. May God show you kindest for the rest of your days.
Mike Bacon, SFC (Ret) 1st SFG(A) ODA's 133, 156, and 126 <bacon123@hotmail.com>
Los Banos, , CA USA - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 14:28:37 (PST)
To the family of "Dano", I was privileged to serve with Dan in A 3/5, all over the world. I will always remember him for finding humor and a positive side no matter what the circumstances. He will be greatly missed.
SFC Bo Wynne, B 3/20,A 3/5,SWC Wpns Det
Ft Bragg, NC USA - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 13:08:46 (PST)
My condolences to the family, team members, and friends of the fallen comrades. May God bless you and this grateful nation!
SFC Jerome R. Misher 1/7th SFG ODA 715 <Rgrome@earthlink.net>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 12:31:04 (PST)
Thank you to the heroes & their families for being there to protect our country. They keep the world safe for my children and grand-children. Freedom is not free, and the price our heroes paid was very high indeed. As a former Capt and US Air Force Flight Nurse during the Vietnam War, first hand experience taught me the hardships that our nations forces endure to keep us safe at home. It is important that we acknowledge their sacrifices and understand how very important they are to those of us remaining.
Mary Lynn Strovink-Daukas former Capt 68th AEF CA <strovink@frazmtn.com>
Pine Mountain Club Frazier Park, CA USA - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 12:12:37 (PST)
They were and are our family - and the loss hurts just as much. De Oppresso Liber.
Robert Tink, CPA ,5th SF RVN 66-67: A-235,B-23 <SFTiger@safe-mail.net>
Stone Mountain, GA USA - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 11:16:31 (PST)
Since he was a boy, Dan Petithory was friendly, kind, funny, and of most excellent character. In a word, he was a true gentleman. As an adult, he was all these things and had become the finest of warriors- a true man of honor. America is grateful to Dan, Jeff and Brian and their families for this ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. Without these "Gentleman Warriors" who are prepared to place themselves in harm's way, the freedom on which our country was founded could not continue to exist. God Bless these brave men and their families.
Andrew Brown <drew260@aol.com>
Mohegan Lake , NY USA - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 08:37:39 (PST)

My sincere condolences to the families whose loss is the greatest. I do not have words that properly express my personal feelings or that will remove the emptiness that exists with these losses.
Just one citizen of many in the US <buffy04@citlink.net>
Finlayson, MN USA - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 07:34:13 (PST)


As one who is not a veteran, I look to the military, and in particular to those in Special Forces, in a way quite similar to how I use to look to my older brothers (3 of whom also served in the military). They did the difficult and dangerous jobs that made my life safer and easier. Often times I was unaware of their sacrifices for my sake, but still my life was better for it. I offer my sincere and deepest condolences to the family & friends of these three men who were acting as "older brothers" for our country. I pray that God would bless you who are closest to them, and that He would bless the work being carried out by their comrades.
James Kosterman <jkosterman@dukane.com>
Sycamore, IL USA - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 06:51:28 (PST)
As a former member of C-3-5 SFG(A) and now a member of ODA 784 7th SFG(A), our deepest sympathies to your families. These men were doing a job not only for their team but for the entire nation. I had the great pleasure of knowing and working with Dan before I left 5th GRP. They will all be missed greatly and know that there names will never be forgotten.
SFC Norris, C-3-5, SWC, B-3-7 <norrist@soc.mil/nori361@hotmail.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 06:10:32 (PST)
God bless the families of are lost comrades, they will always be remembered.
Arif Zaky <turk@amsaa.army.mil>
Bel Air, MD USA - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 05:56:25 (PST)
My deepest regret to goes to the community for loosing family members.
SSG Muller, 2/7 SFG(A) <mullerb@soc.mil>
Ft. Bragg, NC USA - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 03:16:50 (PST)
My heart goes out to the families of these three fine young men who served their country and gave their lives to keep America free.... God Bless them and all who are there... I am so sorry for your loss... It is "our" loss too. Sandy
Sandy... daughter of a WW11 Vet <sandybeach62@yahoo.com>
RP, Ca USA - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 01:30:59 (PST)
Your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten. God willing, we will extract such vengeance on those who would do us harm or threaten or way of life, that there will never again be a question of the American resolve.
SFC Nathan Ellison, 1/1 SFG(A) <nathanellison@yahoo.com>
Okinawa, Japan - Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 22:09:36 (PST)
They have given their lives in the opening battle of a long and vitally important struggle. God bless.
Maurice Tugwell, British Airborne 1944-72 <tugwell@coastnet.com>
Victoria, BC Canada - Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 21:55:24 (PST)

My deepest condolences and prayers go out to the families of these brave men and to the many others killed or injured that the general public will never know about. These men fought to protect the freedoms that we all hold dear but sometimes forget that there is a price to pay for that freedom. I sincerely hope that America will appreciate all the sacrifices that are made on a daily basis by the soldiers of the U.S. Special Forces, Armed Forces, and especially the families of these personnel. All to often it is forgotten that the ones behind the scenes suffer as much as the ones on the front or behind the lines. May God bless America and the soldiers and families that fight to protect it. And to my brothers in arms fighting all over the world, when asked how far you'll go to protect the freedom we love, reply "All The Way, Everyday."
SrA Jason Gressett 238th ASOS (TACP) <bayonet77@yahoo.com>
Meridian, MS USA - Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 20:28:34 (PST)


My family and I were heartbroken at the loss of these soldiers as well as the injuries by those that are not reported. Our thoughts are with all those in SF especially their families. Indeed what they and others like them are doing are we are all a breed apart. Thank You
Ted Vaughen ODA-137 1/1 SFG(A) <v3ts@yahoo.com>
Torii Station Okinawa, Japan - Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 18:36:40 (PST)
My hearts and prayers go out to your families, may you rest well my brothers.
MSG Charles Dillon C 1/20th SFG(A) <dillonc@bicnet.net>
Ayer, MA USA - Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 18:11:13 (PST)
Thank you!
Douglas Kealoha 1st BN, 1st SFG(A) <douglas.kealoha@okinawa.army.mil>
Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan  - Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 14:01:58 (PST)
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, the Families and Friends of our Special Forces Brothers, who made the ultimate sacrifice in order to help make our world a safer place for all. Respectfully, Charles & Kay Harrell. De Oppresso Liber.
Charles L. Harrell: 77th, 10th, 5th SFG(A) (Ret) SFA D-377-Life. <sibnchuck@inteliport.com>
Edenton, NC USA - Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 10:40:31 (PST)
As in the past, Special Forces and the rest of the military are "out there" making sure that the rest of the country can enjoy a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Gentlemen, your families should be proud.
J.M. (Mike) Reyes 3rd,7th,5th SFG(A) <kukunest@tir.com>
Newaygo, Mi USA - Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 08:00:52 (PST)
The management and staff of Goldman Brothers would like to express our grief and sorrow at the loss of these three American Hero's. It is because of their sacrifice we are the nation that we are. Our condolences to the families of these heroes. God Bless Them, God Bless America.
Goldman Brothers <BoneGold@AOL.com>
Hicksville, Long Island, NY USA - Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 06:49:36 (PST)                                       (600)
Their sacrifice was not without result; thanks to these men and their brothers, terrorism has been put in a deep hole.
Larry Bailey, USN SEALs <larrywb@compuserve.com>
Alexandria, VA USA - Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 05:56:18 (PST)
The debt of freedom is never paid off. America is a free country only because these brave men and our brothers and fathers before us have paid for it with the sacrifices of their own lives. God bless you that weep and mourn. My prayers are with you as your sacrifices are offered before our Lord. Jeff Davis; USMC Force Recon 3rd Platoon remembering the Eritrea Operation that crossed our paths and the friendships our communities share. They must be having a huge banquet there in heaven! I hope they let Marines sit at your table. Riggro Joe
GySgt Joe Vela USMC <velaja@bonhomme-richard.navy.mil>
San Diego, CA USA - Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 03:07:16 (PST)
May God carry you to Heaven on the Wings of Eagles my fallen Brothers, You Fought the good fight and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.... DE OPPRESSO LIBER
SSG Ronnie Boydston, ODA 112, Aco 1/1 SFG(A) <DSHKA51@YAHOO.COM>
Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 21:24:14 (PST)
Firstly and foremost, my deepest condolences to the families of Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory and Brian Prosser. Many of my brothers from the Australian SAS Regiment are also with your sons in Afghanistan. Let us prey for their job is performed quickly, so that they can all return to their own families A-SAP. Jeff, Dan, and Brian's has given the supreme sacrifice for a special undertaking, and that's why they are Special Forces, and in my eyes and hearts they are special men also. They are men of the highest order character, integrity and professionalism. May they rest in peace and LEST WE FORGET. Their sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Ross Milosevic <vdi2oz@hotkey.net.au>
Gold Coast, QLD Australia - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 20:29:58 (PST)
It's been 30 years since I served, but you never ETS from the brotherhood. Though I didn't know them, I have felt the loss deeply. My prayers to their families and friends. This world is a little bit better thanks to their sacrifice.
Mike Walker 8th SFG <mbwalker@charter.net>
St Marys, WV USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 16:43:35 (PST)
Our condolences and prayers for the families and friends of those brave men. Bob and Karen Leonard
R. Leonard 9th Inf (MRF), 1st SFG(A) <bkleonard@citlink.net>
Charles Town, WV USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 16:32:16 (PST)
I first met Dan during basic training at Ft. McClellan in Sep '87. I remember that the Drill Sergeant could never pronounce his name properly and always called him Peter Thory or Learch. Dan took this in stride and was always the most motivated guy in our platoon. After basic, Dan and I were stationed at Ft. McClellan together but in different companies. We stayed in touch and often did things together. When I heard of his death I was deeply saddened. Even though the last time I saw Dan was sometime in '90, he was one of the few memorable people from my time in the Army. I am proud to have known Dan and will remember him as what I'm sure he wanted to be remembered as, a Warrior. My thoughts and prayers go out to Dan's family in the their time of grieving. May God bless them.
Jeffrey A. Wallis <runninranger@aol.com>
Ravenna, OH USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 15:51:08 (PST)
I thank God for Brave Men like these three Heroes, My heart and Condolences go out to their mourning families. It is because of Brave Men like them, We can enjoy what we have here. My prayers are with you. Mournfully...Nancy Zore XXXX
Nancy Zore, US Citizen <NAHLERS@OPTONLINE.NET>
Freeport, NY USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 15:41:19 (PST)
My thoughts and prayers are with you...the families and friends of these three brave men who made the ultimate sacrifice in order to help make this a better, safer world for all of us. Respectfully yours...Trooper Walsh
Trooper Walsh <twalsh@juno.com>
Arlington, VA USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 15:35:49 (PST)
For V V A Chapter # 82 Hicksville, LI, NY I would like to send our condolences to the families of the fallen true heros of our country. God Bless You, God Bless America for it is people like you that make our country great. We owe all of the families all the help and support they can get get and need. God Bless You.
Steve Carrozzo for VVA Chapter#82 <Speedweber@msn.com>
Hicksville, NY USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 14:12:26 (PST)
I had the privilege to serve in the MP Core with Dan during the early part of his military career. He was a good friend with a huge heart. I can think of no one better suited to wear the Green Beret. My heart goes out to the families and friends of all three men. Their courage and sacrifice will not be forgotten.
Jim Lorentz <lorentz@provide.net>
Newport, MI USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 10:35:47 (PST)
There are no words to express the sorrow that I feel for the families that they left while doing their service to our country and protecting us. I pray that the Lord will bless them, their families and us. And let us as a country do the right and proper thing in this horrible situation.
Mary Sanchez <c.chichisan@verizon.net>
New Port Richey, FL USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 08:33:48 (PST)
May these heroes rest in peace, thanks for you sacrifice. We all know you did not die in vain. Our condolences and prayers are with their families. "De Oppresso Liber"
SGM Jose L. Ocadiz USA (Ret) 5th SFG Abn Vietnam <Joseocadizsr@aol.com>
Brownsville, TX USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 08:01:58 (PST)
God bless each family during the time of your loss. Thank you for the service of your loved ones. We are grateful and very proud!
Darrell Stinson <stinson52@hotmail.com>
Douglas, GA USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 07:55:12 (PST)
I salute you and God bless you my brothers. Rosie Sends: SFDA M422, SOA GL1702
Rosie Wilson 5th SFGA,SOG,TNG.GP. <rosiewilson@webtv.net>
Conroe, TX, USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 07:03:53 (PST)
To stand for what is right in this world, what is Christian, I thank you for defending us all.
Paul D. White <Pwhite627@cs.com>
Fayetteville, GA USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 05:52:54 (PST)
The death of a saint is precious to God.
Dan Stewart <dstewart@starpoint.net>
Marshall, MN USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 04:38:49 (PST)
May these Patriots and all others before them who gave their lives for a just cause walk with God. They did not die in vain! Our prayers are with the families. S SDF Class 001, Zermatt CH
William Olenick, former MSCLANT <busy@bluewin.ch>
Zermatt, VS Switzerland - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 02:40:09 (PST)
Dan The Man, You did some "Raging" on the bad guys. I always knew you had it in you. You were always there, on every deployment. SF is losing a True Character, A real Teammate, and a friend. Thanks- Vic Allen
Vic Allen, 2/5th,1/10th,3/5th,2/10th,1/1st <allenv33@hotmail.com>
USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 21:52:12 (PST)
Remember Sgt. First Class Daniel H. Petithory, Master Sgt. Jefferson D. Davis and Staff Sgt. Brian C. Prosser everyday, in all that you do, for all that they did and the sacrifice they made has strengthened the bond of liberty...the liberty that allows you the right to accomplish all that you do, everyday. Prayers and sincere sympathy to the families for their loss.
Susan Bush <suzyq@bcn.net>
Pownal, VT USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 20:10:47 (PST)
God Bless all the servicemen and women, and bring them home safely. Thank you to all, and Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.
Dorothy Thornton <mindot@riolink.com>
T or C, nm USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 19:40:15 (PST)
Thank you to all the service men and women and your families. You make our country great. We pray for your safety and share your pain in the loss of these brave men.
Sue Phillips <YearbkSue@aol.com>
Moreno Valley, CA USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 19:14:21 (PST)
Patriots Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory, Brian Prosser Thank you. Godspeed to your Families, Loved Ones, and Friends.
AEB
USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 19:03:03 (PST)
My condolences for the families and team mates of these fallen heroes. These men will not be forgotten. God bless America.
Tae Kim SFD-K <tkkymk@yahoo.com>
Seoul, Korea - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 18:57:57 (PST)
To the families of JD, Dan-the-Man, and Cody, my heartfelt condolences and deepest appreciation for allowing us to be a part of their short, but influential lives. It is my hope that, in reading these letters of condolences, that you see the love, respect, and admiration the SF community, and now the world, has for these men you loved. We will always have a sense of pride and honor in remembering Jeff, with his quiet, country common sense and character and a smile in our hearts remembering Dan and his antics and his wonderful sense of humor. The Special Forces community is filled with men of character and we have lost a few of our finest. My wife and I offer our prayers and sympathy to you in this difficult time. We are honored and privileged to have known these men as friends and as brothers.
SFC Grant Winkler 3/5 2/5, Currently holding SWC hostage <grant_winkler@yahoo.com>
Ft. Bragg, NC USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 15:54:31 (PST)                                       (575)
Your passing from this world has been noted by your fellow man. You gave your lives in service to those who would or couldn't fight for themselves. My thoughts and prayers are with your families. May your souls be at peace. Spc. Amy L Thacker 94th Gen Hosp. USAR Soldiers caring for Soldiers
Amy L Thacker SPC 94 Gen Hosp USAR <Amythacker@hotmail.com>
Wichita Falls, Tx USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 14:38:46 (PST)
There is no greater glory, no higher honor, than to be given the privilege to serve our country. To these brave men who have gone before us - a toast! To their families, friends and loved ones - our condolences and deepest sympathies. God bless all!
Ken Hall <ken.hall@worldnet.att.net>
North Bend, Wa USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 14:26:19 (PST)
No words are ever adequate to express the loss of a teammate...All we can hope for is some consolation in the fact that they will always be remembered- as having paid the supreme sacrifice for God and country, to preserve our sacred freedoms; and that they are in damn fine company, with all those valiant warriors who have previously done the same. may they rest in peace, knowing that we are forever grateful...
J.P.Cossick (former UDT/ SEAL)
Montrose, CO USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 13:57:31 (PST)
We deeply regret the recent loss of these men, we would like to say Thank you for laying down your lives for all of us Americans. We can't express the remorse and thanks owed to these and all members of our U.S. Forces. Our hearts go out to all. Thank you and God Bless America and all that fight for our great nation.
Wayne & Katherine Garner <kittieworm@aol.com>
Nicholasville, KY USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 12:46:26 (PST)
Condolences from a WWII Infantry Vet and grandfather of Capt Bob Parke in Special Forces. I consider their sacrifice a personal loss.
Walter Ivey <wivey@tampabay.rr.com>
Redington Shores, FL USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 12:43:25 (PST)
To the great men that so selflessly gave in the duty of their country and way of life. These men are truly examples of true SF Soldiers
Randy Krueger, ODA 754, HALO instructor <Randall.Krueger@yuma.army.mil>
Yuma, AZ USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 11:57:05 (PST)
God bless these wonderful men and the sacrifice they made for this great country. Condolences to the families who lost their loved ones. May God bless you all.
Mendoza, Julian and Lisa <tejasnme2@aol.com>
FT. Bragg, NC USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 11:45:06 (PST)
God be with the families of Jeff, Dan and Brian. We've lost some great men who gave their all for us. Our prayers are with you.
Michael Robison <mrobison@nc.rr.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 11:06:45 (PST)
My prayers and sincerest condolences go out to those family members, friends, and team members of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. May God bless you all.
SSG Ken Oyer <oyerk@soc.mil>
Fort Carson, CO USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 10:33:44 (PST)
I thank God every day that there are people willing to give the last full measure for the sake of freedom. God, be with the families of these fine soldiers.
Denver Scaggs,172nd Inf Bde. <dscaggs@hotmail.com>
Kannapolis, NC USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 10:11:34 (PST)
And so, three brothers stand before God, heads held high, having chosen to give their lives for others, instead of taking the lives of others to meet Him. They join the ranks of thousands who have gone before, and will be missed by those who remain. "Taps," one more time.
Tom Diehl, CSM (R) <tomddiehl@aol.com>
Honolulu, HI USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 09:51:15 (PST)
I'd like to express my condolences to the families of Jeff Davis, Dan Petithory and Brian Prosser. Your sacrifice is not in vain - the hard work and dedication shown by your sons is an example that we all should follow. Moreover, the price they paid is one we all should be soberly aware of. To the family and friends of Brian Prosser - I to am a MI soldier serving in a Special Forces Group. We in the MI field rarely consider the costs of being assigned to a unit that is so deeply engaged at the front lines of battle. Young AIT soldiers at Fort Huachuca should be aware of SSG Prosser's sacrifice, and give serious consideration to the cost he paid - it is one we in the MI Corps should be prepared to make at any time. The MI soldiers of 7th Special Forces Group morn the loss of a fine intelligence soldier who served as a quiet professional. For the sake of SSG Prosser, and CIA Directorate of Operations officer John "Mike" Span (also fallen in the line of service), we hope that this war will eliminate the lethal threat of terrorism. We carry on where SSG Prosser left off, and continue his efforts to support the special operations community with the finest intelligence available. As I have reflected on the SSG Prosser's commitment and sacrifice, I am reminded of the words etched on the marble wall in the lobby of the old headquarters building at CIA: You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free. John 8:32 de oppresso liber.
SSG Brent Norton, 7th SFG(A) <nortonb@soc.mil>
Ft Bragg, NC USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 09:49:18 (PST)
I want to say to the families that these three men will be remembered with the utmost gratitude and honor that they so deserve. My prayers today are for the families left behind. May your inner strength shine as bright as your lost loved ones.
Tim Carey <tcarey3@ford.com>
Dearborn, MI USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 09:28:17 (PST)
God bless these Special Forces Warriors, they will be avenged!
Dave Grose, 46Co, 3/1st, 3/10th
Massena, NY USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 09:27:05 (PST)
It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You give me your shield of victory; you stoop down to make me great. You broaden the path beneath me so that my ankles do not turn. "I pursued my enemies and crushed them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed. I crushed them completely, and they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet. You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes. They cried for help, but there was no one to save them- to the Lord , but he did not answer. I beat them as fine as the dust of the earth; I pounded them and trampled them like mud in the streets" 2 SAMUEL 22:33-43 Thank you...
Kon Fuhrman, MSG. ODA 063 <Sharps3059@aol.com>
Ft. Carson, CO USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 09:24:47 (PST)
My utmost Condolences to the families of these three Warriors.
Bobroskie <Mizsali@aol.com>
Torrance, CA USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 08:58:04 (PST)
God Bless all of the families of the Fallen HERO'S of our United States of America.
Calvillo 1/7th SFG (A)
Ft, Bragg, NC USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 08:51:34 (PST)
These men are heros who died for their country and they would be proud to say the same.
Raymond Smith, 38 APS CAFB SC <wernerm@berkeleyelectric.net>
Moncks Corner, SC USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 08:40:26 (PST)
They chose to do what most men avoid; they were warriors and professionals--the best. I salute them. I grieve for their families and pray for them. "The coward dies a thousand times--the valient die but once."
Tom C. Mckenney, LtCol USMC (Ret), SFA <tommckenney@juno.com>
Ocean Springs, Miss USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 08:11:46 (PST)
My eyes are full of tears, my heart full of pride for these brave men and their families.
Nancy <murmaid@tampabay.rr.com>
Largo, FL USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 07:41:26 (PST)
Our hearts go out to the families of these brave men who gave their yesterday so we could have a today, The men of ODA 765.
Gonzalez, Angel M. 7th SFG(A) <gonzalam@soc.mil>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 07:24:13 (PST)
Jeff always had a smile on his face and a laugh to follow. I had the distinct pleasure of serving with Jeff on our first ODA together (ODA 562) during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. While attending Medical training on 03 Dec 01, I could not help thinking of Jeff all day and how he taught and trained the members of our ODA and to find out just two days later that he was gone. I still remembered the exact words he used to help us remember certain medical tasks. My wife and I also had the priviledge to know Jeff's family and to spend time with them on occasion. The only regret I have is that we did not get together with him and Mikyong like we had planned prior to them PCSing back to 5th SFG. Stay in touch with old friends. I feel for Jeff's family more than for him, for he has gone on to better things. His family will have to try to understand and live with this for the rest of their lives and that is the most painful. But, they can be proud of him for who he was and what he did. It is comforting to know that according to the Holy word of God that we will see him again some day. 2 Samuel 14:14. We will all die some day. We're like water spilled on the ground; no one can gather it back. But God doesn't take away life. Instead, he plans ways that those who have been sent away will not have to stay away from him. May God Bless the Family of Jeff Davis and the families of SFC Petithory and SSG Prosser. Fellow SF brother and teammate. Ken Barriger
Ken Barriger U. S. Army Special Forces Command <barrigek@soc.mil>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 07:02:54 (PST)
My deepest condolences to the families of Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory and Brian Prosser. They are heroes in my mind.
SGT Heilman, Peter, HSC 3/7 SFG(A) <heilmanp@soc.mil>
Ft Bragg, NC USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 06:31:17 (PST)
The 5TH SFG(A) has my Condolences with the recent losses that occured with your command. Lets continue to pray together and ask the Heavenly Father to protect us from evil.
SFC Norman V. Burch <burchn@soc.mil>
Ft Bragg, NC USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 06:22:36 (PST)
Our thoughts and prayers are with our fallen comrades and their families. Lo Que Sea, Cuando Sea, Donde Sea. The men of 723 Ft. Bragg N.C.
Bruce. A Bradburn <bradburb@soc.mil>
Ft.Bragg, NC USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 05:57:15 (PST)                                       (550)
There is no greater love than he who gives his life for a friend.
LTC(R) John B Brush, 5th SFG & 6th SFG
USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 05:34:47 (PST)
We are over 170 strong and we all have seen many of our brothers and sons pass on. And yet, each time another dies a piece of our hearts goes with them. We stand Proud for them. We Salute them. These three are the heroes of today. Their loss is our loss, but it is never in vain. They gave their lives so we can remain FREE. We Must Never Forget.
Jim Ski VFW Post 5255 <jskiga@aol.com>
Lawrenceville, Ga USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 05:31:18 (PST)
After the incident in Somalia, I gave a lot of thought to our chosen profession. I tried to think of what went through MSG Gary Gordon and SFC Randall Shughart minds when they left their helicopter in the face of such great danger. I tried to think of what is so important to risk life and limb, leaving your children father-less, or your wife a widow. These are our greatest fears, the most terrible of things. Yet we know and are willing to do what must be done and the danger it entails. Although none of us wish to die, we are willing to for what is right. Your husbands, fathers and sons did not die in vein. These words cannot bring them back. But know this, Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory and Brian Prosser were and will always be true heroes. My deepest condolences go to the families and loved ones left behind. God bless you.
Dave Clark, 7th SFG(A) <clarkdav@soc.mil>
Fort Bragg, NC USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 04:29:05 (PST)
Our sincere prayers and thoughts go to the families of these great warriors. May God bless you and your families and continue to watch over all of the US fighting men and women doing the work out front at "the tip of the spear".
The soldiers of ODA 714/1st Bn 7th SFG(A)
Ft. Bragg, NC USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 04:01:18 (PST)
May God be with you in this hour of turmoil. Americas bravest will forever live in the hearts of your love ones and comrades in arms. Rest in Gods home fellow brothers.
SFC Santana, Jose A Co. 3rd BN, 7th SFG (A) <santanaj@soc.mil>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 03:39:24 (PST)
These men, our men, died doing a job they believed in, they join many comrades who fell before them for our great country in Heaven. We will miss them, but we will never forget them.
Colonel (Ret) Richard Todd, United Nations Mine Action Croatia <RichATodd@aol.com>
Tampa, Fl USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 00:15:41 (PST)
My heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of these three heroes who gave their lives in our tireless pursuit of freedom and justice. Words cannot adequately express the depth of the loss of these fine soldiers.
MSG Glen F. Davidson 1st SFG (A) <clandavid7@hotmail.com>
Ft. Lewis, ID USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 20:23:03 (PST)
My family I send our heart felt appreciation for the sacrifices you family made for our country. As you know Special Forces is a unique community and a unique group of men. What makes it unique is the heritage each SF soldier carries with him as he does his job. That proud heritage has been enriched by the service of your sons, husbands, and fathers. From this day forth every current and future Special Forces soldier stands on your loved ones broad shoulders.
Jerry D. Estenson, 5th SFG Viet Nam <jestenso@ns.net>
Fair Oaks, CA USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 20:09:04 (PST)
Know that your loss is shared and that God is still in control. Along with other comrades and their families I still remember those guys that were associates and friends that were lost in Vietnam during my day. I remember their names and have good memories of moments together with them. The soldiers serving with your hero will remember with you many years from now, when others have forgotten them. That's the way it is in the SF family. We are a family, and our hearts are with you during these difficult days. No one knows why, but know that the Lord is still in control. The same Christ "with whom we were sealed for the day of redemption." (Ephesians 4:30). My prayers are for you because I know the terribleness of your loss.
C Randall, 5th SFG <Sport.n.Scooter@juno.com>
USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 20:05:38 (PST)
On behalf of my family, I extend our condolences on the loss of your loved ones. They did not die in vain and we will honour their memory by keeping alight the torch of freedom always.
LTC Cliff Dempster, Ph. D., Ret <M1903A4@aol.com>
Sullivan, NH USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 18:13:49 (PST)
We will miss your loved ones - our brothers who gave their lives fighting for freedom. We will never forget and we will make the terrorists pay. These brave soldiers were the first to give their lives for us in this new war. Remember freedom is not free, the price is paid for in the blood of our service men and women. God bless them and God bless the USA.
Richard M. McMahon USMC-VNV <HD-88@home.com>
Brentwood, TN United States - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 17:49:59 (PST)
Rest well our brothers; you are now America's sons There was no glory for you while you lived Your wars were fought in the shadows and in faraway lands while America slept You dedicated you life to our country yet ask for so little in return You were ordinary men, but you rise above us all because of your courage and willingness to sacrifice your lives for our freedom You did not fail us in our time of need, and you showed the enemy the honor with which Americans fight and die We will not forget you; our very freedom and security remind us of your life and your sacrifice Take comfort in those you now join who paid freedom's price before you; they are also America's sons Rest well our brothers for we will join you soon; rest well
Bennet 3/5
USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 17:24:47 (PST)
They will be missed. Chapter IX, SFA will be saying a prayer for them. May God stay by their families until they can re-unite. God Bless America and the best this country has to offer....the Quiet Professionals.
Brad Guile (MSG) ret, ODA-512 Team Sgt '92-'95 <brad.guile@usdoj.gov>
El Paso, TX USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 17:19:34 (PST)
I just returned home this evening after having spent the day with my family burying Dan Petithory. Dan was my cousin (his mom being my aunt). I last saw Dan the summer of 2000 while he was home on leave and was amazed at how the gangly kid had been transformed into a man. During the past few days I met many friends and comrades from his unit and others that didn't serve with Dan but share the SF bond. I was nothing short of impressed with the dedication these valiant warriors exude. Added to all that a NYC firefighter made his way to the wake and funeral to pay his respects in full dress regalia. Upon leaving to come home, I thought to myself that today I was in the presence of heroes. Not a few, but many which prompted me to tell both of my teenage daughters (who were profoundly affected by all of this) to remember what they saw here today. To tell their children and then their grandchildren and to remind them that the country we live in is carved from the bodies of PATRIOTS like Dan and those from the unit he served with. I was and am proud to have served my country for a spell, but not nearly as proud as I am today. God bless America!!
Eric J LaRoche <elaroche@bcn.net>
Cheshire, Ma USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 16:57:50 (PST)
I was assigned to the 8th SF in Panama after returning from a tour with the Herd in Vietnam and I know what caliber of soldiers the Flash Qualified are. I also know how devastating Friendly Fire can be. All I can think to say is that the SF moto says it all.... "to free the oppressed". God help the family cope with the void they must feel.
John Schulte 1/503d 173d ABN BDE <JSch173rd@aol.com>
Columbus, Oh USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 16:31:53 (PST)
I didn't personally know them but, I do know what type of soldiers (Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory & Brian Prosser) they were. They were proudly protecting the rights and way of life every American enjoys. My deepest condolences to their families for their loss. God Bless.
Donald L. Kurtz Jr., CW3 <kurtzd@soc.mil>
Ft Bragg, NC USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 16:07:11 (PST)

Forever in the bond...........
CPT Bob Parke, 7th SFG(A) <parkero@soc.mil>
Ft. Bragg, NC USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 15:45:16 (PST)


De Oppresso Liber is the code they lived by, and though your loss is heavy, we and you should take comfort in the fact that there is no more noble cause for which one offers the ultimate sacrifice. Our hearts go out to those left behind, but your grief should be mixed with pride that these husbands, fathers and sons were the finest this country produces, and part of the blessing we know as the United States of America. God bless you and them, and may the good Lord continue to bless this country with men like them.
COL(R)M.S.Sullivan-1ST SFG <SullivanM@usfk.korea.army.mil>
Seoul, ROK - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 15:25:07 (PST)
Warm thanks for service of sergeants Davis, Petithory, & Prosser - - & sympathy to their families, friends & fellow warriors.
Chas Gregory <gofa2@juno.com>
Raleigh, NC USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 15:21:50 (PST)
I'm sorry for the guys that were killed and their friends, but 5th Group is doing a hell of a job. Make us all proud.
CW3 Jamie Thackaberry 7th Group <thackabj@soc.mil>
Ft. Bragg, NC USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 14:43:17 (PST)
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the honorable and noble Special Forces personnel -MSG Davis, SFC Petithory and SSG Prosser, for their dedication to duty and ultimate sacrifice they made in the defense of our freedom. May GOD bless them and have them in his company.
Gus Fabian, 5th 6th and 7th SFGs <fabiang@lewis.army.mil>
Olympia, WA USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 14:27:18 (PST)
The Men of "Project Delta", B-52, 5th SFG RVN, offer our most heart felt condolences for the loss of your loved ones, team mates and our younger Brothers. We know they are at peace with our LORD in Heaven. We pray for their family and friends to understand and acknowledge that Jeff, Danno and Cody are in a better place, once again watching over us all. For they are the definition of "No greater Love hath man, Than to lay down his life for his friends" God Bless Them The Men of Delta
The Men of Delta, "Project Delta", B-52, 5th SFG, RVN <ch51494@aol.com>
Houston, TX USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 13:51:07 (PST)
My deepest condolences to the families of these brave young men who gave it all for their country. These are the real heroes and very special. They are in the Lord's care now and may He sustain their families. Ionia East, Buford, GA.
Ionia G. East <ilbay45@mindspring.com>
Buford, GA USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 12:17:19 (PST)
I am proud and honored to enter my name and condolences to the families of the best of the truly best. They live in the hearts and minds of all the men who follow in their footsteps. GOD is in charge of them now and watches over love ones. AMEN!!
Stangle, Mike J./A-524/Halo/Scuba/UW team 1976 to1981 <stanglem@soc.mil>
Bragg, NC USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 11:38:19 (PST)
Your memory will live on forever in our hearts. May God & His Angels watch over your families during their time of sorrow.
Tiffany Hoffman <dixigator@home.com>
Charleston, SC USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 10:23:00 (PST)
Our condolences to all the families. May God Bless all of you. Our prayers are with you.
Matt, Kim & Hannah Porter, 20th Secutity Forces <Porterhouse001@msn.com>
Shaw AFB, SC USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 10:10:01 (PST)                                       (525)
Our SF family extends its deepest, heartfelt  condolences. Bill & Monty Waldron (father & son) 19th SFG l
Bill Waldron / Monty Waldron 19th SF<rmgsfabn@juno.com>
Hotchkiss, CO USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 09:56:08 (PST)

My condolences to the families of our fallen comrades. They were doing what they loved most and truly liberating the oppressed. De Oppresso Liber and God Bless America!
MAJ Stephen Franzoni, JTF-6,3rd SFG(A), 12th SFG(A) <stephen.franzoni@us.army.mil>
El Paso, TX USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 09:03:25 (PST)


On behalf of the 1300 soldiers of 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), our sincere condolences for the loss of those that made the supreme sacrifice. LTC Butch Saner, Deputy Commander
LTC Butch Saner, HQ 1st SFG (A) <sanerral@soc.mil>
Ft. Lewis, WA. USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 09:02:08 (PST)
As a recently retired SF SGM, I'm sorry I missed a chance to serve with these fine men. As warriors, they went where America needed the best men it had, never complained, never quit, and died doing what they've trained for their whole careers. I and countless others are extremely grateful for their sacrifice.
Bruce Parkman, 7th Group (El Sal), 10th Group <packman03@earthlink.net>
Tijeras, NM USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 08:58:07 (PST)

I am so sorry for all of your losses. It is because of brave men such as these three, that I have felt so safe for my family, in spite of Sept. 11. I knew men like your loved ones would pull us through.
Polly Murphy <v2v2@swbellnet>
Ardmore, OK USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 08:38:58 (PST)


The Chapter Officers, men and women of SFA Chapter XXXIII (33) would like to express our heartfelt condolences and gratitute to the families of these three heroes and to thank them for giving so unselfishly to the cause of freedom for our great United States of America. Please remember that a thankful nation is praying for you, your families and all our service men and women. May God pour out His richest blessings upon you and yours. God Bless. Bennie R. McDonald, Chapter 33, Chaplain...
Special Forces Association Chapter 33
Cleveland , TN USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 08:36:00 (PST)
Rest in peace my "brothers-in-arms". Your sacrifice will not go un-rewarded. America is proud to call you our sons.
Ed Kelley 173rd Airborne Bde <easyed@net-magic.net>
Fernandina Bch. , FL USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 08:22:01 (PST)
As a 26 year career Special Forces non-commissioned officer and former member of the 5th, I am proud of your soldiers. I offer you my condolences and can only add that your loss is the nation's gain.
Carl R. Franquet, 5th Grp (RVN) MACVSOG, CCS & CCC. 46th Special Forces Company, Training Group, 10th SFGA, 7th SFGA, 1st SFGA. <FRANQUET@HOTMAIL.COM>
Flagstaff, AZ USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 08:15:51 (PST)
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of these three warriors. They made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of others. The SOF community will truly miss them.
ODA-185 B/3/1 SFG(A) <shieldsp@soc.mil>
Ft. Lewis, WA USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 08:06:23 (PST)
Deepest condolence to all three families. These were America's finest, and they will be missed by their countrymen as well as their love ones,  their sacrifice shall not be in vain. We all stand and salute their courage and dedication to a grateful nation.
Wayne Long 7th SFG, SFG Vietnam (Prov); 1st SFOD-D; USSOCOM <wayne.long@undp.org>
Nairobi, Kenya - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 07:21:29 (PST)

My heart and the hearts of my family goes out to the families of these fine men/fathers/sons. Their true dedication to our way of life can never be paid back. I do not know your full pain, but I truly wish I could take some of that pain from you. God Bless!
Glen Hoffman, SPAWARSYSCEN Charleston <hoffmang@spawar.navy.mil>
Charleston, SC USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 06:15:14 (PST)


I spent 29 years living with brothers like these men and every time one shows the highest form of love the pain is always the same if not worse. My condolences to the families and my offer of help if it is possible. I will pray for you. Jim "Crazy or Christain" Crain
James E. Crain, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th SF Groups and 46th Company SF plus others <chiefcrain@yahoo.com>
Lumber Bridge, NC USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 06:00:27 (PST)
My deepest sympathy goes out to all of the family members of these fine soldiers. Children, never forget that each of your fathers is a hero. Vince H. Leyva JRTC Special Operations Training Detachment
MSG Vince Leyva <vince.leyva@polk.army.mil>
Ft. Polk, LA USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 05:57:43 (PST)
"Those that find nothing in life worth dieing for, have nothing in life worth living for." Each of these men, in his own way, found and held something higher than his own life. Have faith, for men like rest in the hands of God. He will find a way to ease the pain.
Thomas (Mike) Belcher <belcherm@smdc.army.mil>
Huntsville, AL USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 05:18:16 (PST)
When I must leave you For a little while, Please do not grieve And shed wild tears And hug your sorrow to you through the years, But keep on bravely with a gallant smile. And for my sake and in my name… Live on and do all things the same; Feed not your loneliness on empty days But fill each waking hour in useful ways, Reach out your hands in comfort and in cheer And I in turn will comfort you and hold you near; And never, never be afraid to die, For I am waiting for you in the sky. Each of our soldiers know the rules... Each of us know of an outcome that might not be so delightful... And so it is we go on anyway because That is our Mission. God Bless your loss and God Bless you and your families Heroes! They are in Peace!
Richard Geer 173rd Airborne Brigade <rgeer@top.monad.net>
Swanzey, NH USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 04:43:23 (PST)
I can not give true words that will give the families of these three men true comfort, but I can say that they did what I know they felt in their hearts was right. I will always believe that America is truly safe because I know that there more men out there just like them. I am truly sorry for the families lost and express my deepest sympathy.
Terri Beshirs Cadet, The Citadel <Beshirst1@citadel.edu>
Plano, TX USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 04:37:14 (PST)
It is regretful that good men must die protecting our way of life. It has always fallen upon the few to make that sacrifice for the majority. Reports are that you were all professional and performed well under extreme conditions. May God Bless you all and may you always know that you will never be forgotten by your comrades.
Bill Deck - ISA, 18th ABC, 82nd, 25th <bdeck@nlectc-se.org>
Summerville, SC USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 04:21:18 (PST)
The worst thing this nation could do for humanity would be to leave any uncertainty as to our will, our purpose, and our capacity to carry it out. May God be with and bless the families of these men who gave their all to carry out this nation's purpose.
Forrest Snyder, 361st ACE/AWC. RVN <fbsnyder@juno.com>
Sterling, VA USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 04:19:44 (PST)
History, as far back as you choose to look, Vikings, Norse, Gladiators, the Mongol Hordes, American Indians, Raiders, OSS, C&C... Warriors All. The Land of the Free.. the Brave.. Thanks to the likes of YOU!!!
McIntire, CCS, SFDK, 7th, 10th, 46th, etc. <mioak415@yahoo.com>
Korea - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 03:49:02 (PST)
Our family has lost three brothers, warriors who died fulfilling our motto and protecting their nation. May God keep them and give comfort to their families. De Oppresso Liber.
MSG Mike Hood SF Det-Korea, 1st SFG <hoodm35@yahoo.com>
USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 03:04:45 (PST)
Three Special Forces Heroes have given their lives to protect the Freedoms of all. Lets not forget "Freedom is not Free".
Woody Woodfill; !st RGR BN, SWC, SF Det Korea, 1st SF GP <woodfilf@yahoo.com>
Seoul, Korea - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 02:52:18 (PST)
The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us-that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion-that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain-that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom-and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." -Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address(Nov.19, 1863) Our brothers were strong and will remain so within our hearts until we meet again...but not yet, not yet. Justice is just over the hill. My family and I will be thinking of and praying for the loved ones of these true patriots.
1LT Phil Porter, 3rd SFG(A), 1/10th SFG(A), 5th SOSE(A), 3/10th SFG(A), 2/35 IN(L) <PorterPND@worldnet.att.net>
Ewa Beach, HI USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 23:35:55 (PST)
I am saddened by the loss of such honorable men as those that serve in the Special Forces, my deepest condolence to the family and fellow brothers who serve our country and sacrifice to allow the freedoms and pride the citizens of the U.S.A. share. May we all strive for, and instill such dedication in our own hearts and our children's. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!
Kelly Worden, 1st S.F. Group Combative Instructor <wordenk@earthlink.net>
Tacoma, WA. USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 21:43:05 (PST)
I can't put into words what I want to say, but know that me and my family are praying you all.
Ben Sayre C/1/1 Okinawa <bensayre@hotmail.com>
Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 21:40:38 (PST)
I would like to express my deepest condolences for these 3 men. Best wishes for the soldiers and families to all of the 5th SFG(A) during the holiday season.
Michael Horn <Michael.Horn@Okinawa.army.mil>
Torii Station, Japan - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 20:55:56 (PST)                                       (500)

America was founded and made great by soldiers like Dan, Jeff and Brian. If they had it to do over again, knowing their fate, they would still have got on the plane. Every soldier, sailor, marine and airman that never came home from war no doubt received them at heavens gate with a hand salute. Where would we be now without men like these three? Hats off to them and all that served with them. They are all among the nations very best.
MSG Doug Vandegrift 1ST SFG(A) <vandegrd@uswest.net>
Spanaway, WA USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 20:34:16 (PST)


My condolences to the families of the fallen. They have made this world a better place.
Msg Michael J. Brown, ODA 591, ODA 1233, ODA 2046 <brownie@browniesconstruction.com>
Three Oaks, MI USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 19:32:51 (PST)
Our prayers continue for these young men, their family and friends.
Mike and Lisa McGarvey <mmcgarv1532@earthlink.net>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 19:15:11 (PST)
It was not our honor or privilege to personally know these three American heroes but we would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the families of all three. As Americans, we salute them for their service and ultimate sacrifice for the values we all hold so dear. God Bless!
Don & Margie Shreves <muchohombre@juno.com>
Freeport, TX. USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 19:08:33 (PST)
Dan was a great guy. We were friends at SFQC. He brightened up the day of anyone having a bad one. I can only imagine what it must have been like to sit in a hide or a foxhole for days with that hilarious sense of humor. I will miss him. I have missed him since we last spoke in '98. I am glad he went on doing what he loved, because I think he may have wanted it that way. To all the Soldiers, Past, Present and Future, volunteering to be in harm's way for us: Thank You. See you on the other side buddy.
Terry, former 08x 18E/F <sheltonterry@msn.com>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 18:44:26 (PST)

My deepest condolences and prayers for comfort for the families of our fallen Brothers.
CW2 Lee Westbrook, 57th AHC Kontum, RVN (FOBII) <glad13@airmail.net>
Ft Worth, TX USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 18:17:27 (PST)


I wish to express my sincerest and heartfelt sympathies to the families of our fallen comrades and their loved ones. They have made the ultimate sacrifices so that we can continue to enjoy our liberties. We will not, we cannot ever forget these brave young men or those like them.
SGM Russell W. McDaniel, 1st BN, 1st SFG(A) <russell.mcdaniel@okinawa.army.mil>
Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan  - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 17:49:38 (PST)
My thoughts and prayers are with the fallen members of 5th Group tonight. I am honored to have served with such a fine unit. That green hat meant a lot to me then, and especially now. It remains neatly folded, and faded, above my fireplace, as a remembrance of fallen comrades. To quote an Irish Prayer....."Until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand". David Conboy Guthrie - One Flight Team
CW3 David Conboy, ODA-513, 5/6 Cav, Keystone Helicopter Corporation <davidmconboy@hotmail.com>
Sayre, PA USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 17:25:09 (PST)
May God grant these families the peace that surpasses understanding. Straight on through those golden gates, gentlemen. At ease.
Terry J. Trainor - former CASF <tandjtrainor@earthlink.net>
Erin, TN USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 17:16:48 (PST)
My condolences for the families, team mates and friends of these fallen comrades. "Many are called but few are chosen." For those of us who have walked the trail of the Special Forces community, the sacrifices made by these men and their families are part of the legacy. The countless redundant FTX's that separate soldiers from their families; the birthdays missed, ball games we couldn't make. These sacrifices are not and will not be understood by the modern day civilian. Only our parents and grandparents know of the upheaval and emotions such conflict brings. I encourage all of you to hold high our honored profession. While many of those in our great country are often apathetical and nonchalant about the affairs that affect our freedoms, there will always be a vanguard such as these; ready to answer their country's call. SFC Bill Hunter (RET) & family, 10SFG(A)
Gordon W. Hunter, Jr. aka "BILL" <medic@grolen.com>
Manchester, NH USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 17:07:33 (PST)
When the torch was passed to them, they held it high to light the way for others. Their legacy will be the Afghan children who do not starve to death this winter because these men lived the motto and truly Freed the Oppressed. May their families and friends take comfort in knowing that.
Rick Fincher 1/502, 101st (ret) <rnf@tbird.com>
Raleigh, NC USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 16:50:54 (PST)
My deepest regrets for the family's of those great soldiers gave it all for freedom and democracy. May there always be men and women who dare to gave so much for such a great county. God Bless America and and those who serve it
Tom Rush 361st AWC <seecan@earthlink.net>
Arroyo Grande, CA USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 16:44:27 (PST)
My deepest sympathy for the family's of those who have gave it all. They served the greatest country in the universe. Let's pray we will always have these young men and women who are willing put it out there without reservation.
Tom Rush 361st AWC <seecan@earthlink.net >
Arroyo Grande, Ca USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 16:37:58 (PST)
Our thoughts and prayers are with your families. May God Bless you and keep you through your time of need.
Dock Ford, Sgt E5, B CO 5/5 Cav. <whtwolf@brightok.net>
Lonegrove, Oklahoma USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 16:35:47 (PST)
My deepest and heartfelt prayers go to the families of our fallen comrades. They will be missed for they were taken way too early. Heroes above all!
TSgt John Baker 1-1 SFG(A) <john.baker@okinawa.army.mil>
Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 16:32:16 (PST)
My deepest sympathy to the families and friends of these soldiers. We will never forget their sacrifice! God Bless America!
Lorena Foster <lorenafoster@msn.com>
Bradenton, Fl. USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 16:29:39 (PST)
We all appreciate the hard work and as unfortunate as it is, the greatest sacrifice a man can make, and that is to give his life for his country. These men are all heroes and shall not be forgotten.
SFC Wagler, 1/1SFG(A) <Vanish193@hotmail.com>
Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan  - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 16:18:56 (PST)
My deepest empathy to the friends and family of our fallen soldiers. They will be remembered always.
SFC Clayton Sump HSC 1/1SFG(A) <sumpc@Okinawa.army.mil>
Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan  - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 16:12:52 (PST)
Retired CW4 Vietnam Vet and feel a loss for everyone in the Military that give the final sacrifice! They will ALWAYS be remembered in the halls where only the Military can walk...GOD BLESS THEM and their families! They paid a hell of a price for the bastards that did this terrible thing. I salute you my brothers and save a place for me!
Russ Cowley <rcowley4@cableone.net>
Idaho Falls, Id USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 16:12:07 (PST)
For all who serve or have ever served we offer a hand of sympathy to the families.
Teddy Jernigan 1SG(Ret) 7th SFG, 10th SFG, SWC <Tjern18348@aol.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 15:48:41 (PST)
I'm sorry for your loss, I know how it feels, I lost my Dad, a Special Forces Soldier, Billy Ray Laney,  I know our father is still out there looking over us.  Just as they look after our freedom, we have it  because of them.  You will be in my prayers for now, if you miss your love one, just look up to Heaven and pray, they will always be beside you . Love always.
Vicky Laney Workman <vworkman@pinenet.com>
Pine , MN USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 15:25:39 (PST)
Nothing we can say can take away the pain of losing these special guys. Thank you for standing tall and doing our business. I salute you, All the Way.
Will Fulton 173rd 1/503rd Abn <wbfulton@tfb.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 15:12:54 (PST)
As a former member of the US Army, I would like to honor these brave men for their bravery and commitment to duty and country. They did what few others were willing to do, and did it without hesitation, to defend our freedom. My father, along with many friends, hold the honor of wearing the Green Beret and I am proud to know that men of this outstanding bravery are watching over this great country. These brave men gave the ultimate sacrifice and they will NEVER be forgotten!
Doug Swafford <dougswafford@hotmail.com>
Hazel Green, Al USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 15:10:12 (PST)
Dear Friends: May God bless you with peace in your time of grief, and may you know that the tasks undertaken by your family members were noble and respected by us all. We are in the debt of each of them for their service to us and to others, and to you for your support of their effort. May the memory of your lives with them and their supreme sacrifice be a comfort to you all.
Phili Glasser, MAJ, AUS, Ret/418th CA Bn, USACAPOC <prglasserlaw@yahoo.com>
Overland Park, KS USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 15:09:28 (PST)
To the families of these brave soldiers: Probably no words can ease the pain you must be feeling at this time, but know that our family fully appreciates the sacrifices your Green Beret and you have made for our country and the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. Thank You. NSDQ!
Stan Kennedy CW4 (Ret) 160th SOAR FT. Campbell, KY <vettepilot@yahoo.com>
Enterprise, AL USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 14:43:23 (PST)                                       (475)
We shall pay any price, bear any burden, to assure the success of liberty....  I learned of Dan "The Man" Petithory's death as I sat in a hotel room in Germany. I didn't know that he was one of the fallen until they showed his photo, because the person on CNN did not know how to correctly pronounce his last name (I know that unless he told you how to pronounce it, you would not know how to properly pronounce it). They always say that the good die young; and unfortunately, Dan was a perfect example. When Dan and I were in the "Q" course together he was always the center of attention. His antics could never be outdone. He didn't have a bad bone in his body and would doing anything for anyone who needed help. But the best memory I have of Dan was when he walked into the 3/5th barracks upon his return from Pakistan in 1993. I was there for language school, and he had no idea that I would be there. He had a rucksack on and a foot locker in his hands. When he saw me, he dropped the foot locker ran down the hall, picked me up and hugged me as hard as he could. I never spoke to Dan after I left Ft. Campbell in 1994. I know that when I left he was going through some rough times. But fortunately, I was able to find out today through a fellow 18E that Dan got things cleared up and was finally truly happy. Dan passed doing what he loved and what he was good at. Dan started as a MP and became what he was meant to be. My only condolence in Dan's passing is that the dead live on in the memories of the living. Dan "The Man", MSG Davis and SSG Prosser were not the first, and will not be the last to fall. "Blessed is the nation that has heroes; beggard is the nation that had them and forgot them."
SSG Jim Meyers (SFQC 1-92) 12th, 19th, 20th SFG(A) <elgolfo@mail.com>
CA USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 14:25:58 (PST)
I send my condolences out to the families of our three fallen Comrades. There aren't any words that can describe how you feel. I pray that you find peace in your hearts someday and know that their sacrifice was for a noble cause. Thank you and your families for your sacrifice and may God be with you and your families as well as those still in Afghanistan. I thank you for myself, that my 15 year old son will not have to live in fear because of the actions of men like these. God bless you and God bless America. U.S. Army CW4 Retired
Lash LaRue Wisener, 361st AWC CCC/FOB-2 MAC/SOG, Pleiku & Kontum VietNam 70-72 <Lash37@aol.com>
Huntsville, AL USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 14:24:54 (PST)
May God bless these men who gave the supreme sacrifice in defense of our freedom. De Oppresso Liber!
Kevin Underwood, 1st SFG(A) <underwood37@attbi.com>
Lacey, WA USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 14:20:38 (PST)
My thoughts and prayers are with the families. De Oppresso Liber
Thomas E. Cook CCS 5th SFG (A) <grouse13@acninc.net>
Shawnee, Ok USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 14:15:24 (PST)
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Tom Burke, 221 Co. 2nd Bn. II Corps MIKE Force, 5th SFG(A), 1969-70 <tommarybeth@msn.com>
Warwick, RI USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 14:09:15 (PST)
These three patriots join the ranks of many who have gone before them in defense of our freedom and honor. God rest their souls and comfort their loved ones.
Big Red One; 361st AWC/CCC-MAC/SOG <tgrant@photot.com>
San Antonio, TX USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 13:52:26 (PST)
May God bless the souls of these three brave young men who gave all in the defense of liberty. Their selfless sacrifice will not be forgotten. May God also bless their fine families and friends who grieve their tragic losses. These outstanding NCOs did not die in vain. These men and countless like them have made America great and continue to do so at this very hour. Maria and I send our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends. De Oppresso Liber!
Don Martin, 82dAbn, 11thACR, 52CAB <crocsix@mbo.net>
Seminole, OK USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 13:27:31 (PST)
There are no finer examples of American heroes than those we pay tribute here. You will me missed, and my heart goes out to the families of those left behind. America is humbled by their sacrifice. They WILL NOT be forgotten.
Ed Kelley <easyed@net-magic.net>
Fernandina Beach, Florida USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 13:18:49 (PST)
Although I never met him my heart goes out to you. Peace, Ron
Ron Kirkwood (Vietnam veteran) <ron@ronkirkwood.com>
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 13:16:47 (PST)
I wish to extend my most sincere condolences to the families of these three soldiers. I too was assigned to 3rd Bn, 5th SFG(A) and PCS'd from there just 2 short years ago. I had the pleasure and privilege of not just serving with SSG Prosser and SFC Petithory but of also KNOWING them. Unfortunately I did not know MSG Davis at the time but if he was anything like any of the other soldiers of 3/5 he was a fine American. My prayers are with the families of these three soldiers, and the memories I have of them will forever be burned into my memory. Rees P. White III SGT, USA Ranger Training Brigade Fort Benning, GA
Rees P. White III, SGT
Smiths, AL USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 13:12:19 (PST)
I would just like to send my condolences out to the family of our three fallen comrades, especially to Jeff "JD" Davis. I only left 5th Group approximately one year ago and was very saddened by the fact that I've lost a very good friend who was loved by everyone that knew him. He will be missed immensely.
Kieran Cruz, C & B Co. 2d BN 5th SFG(A) <mowglikc@aol.com>
Key West, FL USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 13:02:06 (PST)
There aren't any words in the dictionary that can describe how these soldiers families must feel. I had business to attend to the day of the memorial service at Ft. Campbell and got into the traffic getting onto base. When I realized the reason for the traffic, I couldn't stop crying. God bless their families to find peace in their hearts someday. RMC
Ronna (Husband is SF) <ronikewpie@aol.com>
Clarksville, TN USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 12:56:23 (PST)
As a prior SF Medic & Current Command Surgeon, I deeply regret the loss of these brave soldiers. They were superior at what they did and died as they lived-with honor.
COL Rocky Farr <farrwa@soc.mil>
Ft. Bragg, nc USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 12:13:03 (PST)
We very much appreciate what this brave men did for our freedom. We are proud to be Americans. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. They gave the ultimate sacrifice, their lives for our country. The greatest tribute to them and their families. God Bless you in your grief. Bernie & Janice Pehl
Bernie Pehl <bfpehl@aol.com>
Middleton, WI USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 12:07:24 (PST)
They did what Special Forces soldiers do. Thank God we have men such as these. De Oppresso Liber.
Greenup <agreenup@aol.com>
Fort Walton Beach, FL USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 11:53:05 (PST)
Nothing I can write could possibly touch the honors bestowed upon these fine young men by their peers in SF, their comrades-in-arms both former and present. Nor do more to assuage the grief of their families-those special people who wait and pray with baited breath when their men are committed. May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob be with you in these very difficult time.
Phil Sweet ex-SFC 7th Cav. Korea '51<Phil3235@ozline.net>
New Port Richey, FL USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 11:51:28 (PST)

Brave men doing dangerous things. God bless all of you. God bless the families of these men. May the Lord give you the peace that truly does pass all understanding.
David L. Clark CSM (R) <clarkdl@soc.mil>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 11:48:23 (PST)


You have all suffered a great loss. I'd like you to know they died defending freedom and all that is right. they are heroes and will be remembered. may God grant you peace of minds and hearts. Sorry for your losses.
Becky Cordrey, Taskforce Omega of  Texas <taskforce01971@ev1.net>
Irving, TX USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 11:34:37 (PST)
Americas Hero's. Our Brothers. God bless you.
SSG Villanueva, 1/10th SFG <jsv1221@t-online.de>
USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 11:30:22 (PST)
Dedicated soldiers doing a job they volunteered for. God bless them and their families.
SGM Dan Mayer <Dan_Mayer@msn.com>
Norfolk, VA USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 11:24:29 (PST)
Thank you and your families for your sacrifice and may God be with you and your families as well as those still in Afganistan. God bless you and God bless America.
Greg Beaver <crashdummy32@hotmail.com>
Huntsville, AL USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 11:17:34 (PST)

Shakespeare said we all owe God a death--and if we must die, let it be while fighting alongside our team buddies as we rain destruction upon our enemies.
LTC Keith D. Dickson 11SFG(A); SOCJFCOM <dicksonk@jfsc.ndu.edu>
Norfolk, Va USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 10:48:11 (PST)


I thank God everyday for great men like these, who are willing to put their lives on the line to keep America free and safe. Special thanks (and now, condolences) go to their families, who instilled and supported within these fine individuals the values, courage and fortitude to do whatever needed to be done for our Country. Let us never forget the price of freedom.
Wes Heidenreich, Col, USAF (Ret)
Kathleen, GA USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 10:45:52 (PST)
God bless these brave men that had given their lives for the rest of us to live in a secure and peaceful land! My condolences and gratitude to their families and friends.
Marcelo Lara <m_lara@bellsouth.net>
Sunrise, FL USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 10:41:21 (PST)
As the holiday season approaches, want all the men of the 5th SFG(A) and their families to know that our thoughts and prayers go with you as you that haul the heavy rucksacks and do the unpopular deeds. The words "Special Forces" are bandied about a lot these days, but it takes truly special folks to haul that heavy bag to the remote ends of this earth. Our prayers and highest esteem are with you and your families this holiday season. You are not forgotten and actually foremost in our minds. Kick butt, take names and stay safe. Err on the side of overwhelming firepower and tactical superiority. Our prayers, respect and regards go with you. Bob Golden
Bob Golden, II Corps MSF 68-69 <BobGolden@GreenBeret.Net>
Staten Island, NY USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 10:36:00 (PST)                                       (450)
To the family and friends of our fallen heroes, this is one American that wishes to say how grateful I am for their sacrifice and service to God and country. Their passing was not in vain and was for a just and honorable cause. May you seek and find comfort from the Lord during your time of loss and my prayers are with you.
Tony Banks Civilian <tbanks@franceformer.com>
Dickson, TN USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 10:27:34 (PST)
God Bless these young men and their families !! God Bless the USA !!! Jari Salo
Jari Salo <jari.salo@nic.fi>
Seinajoki, FINLAND - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 10:27:33 (PST)
Our thanks to Almighty God for what you three have given to each of us and our Nation. We commit to pray daily for the family, and friends who are left behind after your giving so much to us. If this pastor/Chaplain can be of "ANY" assistance, please call me. Cell 24/7, 1-714-865-8132 Or please feel free to e- mail, as well
Wiley Drake Chaplain, Veterans Association, USS Kitty Hawk CVA-63 <wileydrake@hotmail.com>
Buena Park, CA USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 10:26:54 (PST)

I want to thank the families of these great men, the loyalty and love of country they demonstrated are a reflection of the love you gave them each day they lived as a proud American. God Bless you.
SFC (Ret) Marie L. George, SVC 7th SFG(A), from 1981 to 1987 <MLGEORGE32@AOL.COM>
St Louis, MO USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 10:14:56 (PST)


Our nation has lost three more heroes... May God be with their family and friends. Know that we are proud of them and eternally grateful for their supreme sacrifice. May they rest in peace.
Beau E. Gros <f4phan2@adelphia.net>
Buxton, ME USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 10:07:39 (PST)
My deepest sympathy goes out to you, the families of these brave men. I grieve for your loss. They have placed themselves in harms way for us and have made the ultimate sacrifice. Please know that they are heroes in the truest sense.
Charles Tuttle, 48th AHC, Vietnam <charboy_12@yahoo.com>
Boston, MA USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 10:04:37 (PST)
To the families of our 3 latest heroes: We in Tucson and all over the nation extend our deepest sympathies to you at this time. Your sons are the noblest of the noble and will live in our memories of what they sacrificed for our freedom. Our hearts go out to you during this great time of sorrow. Sincerely, Shirley Serey and family
Shirley Serey <grtmngr@aol.com>
Tucson, AZ USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 09:50:07 (PST)
To the families of Jefferson, Daniel, and Brian...My heart goes out to each one of your families at this huge loss. May each of you have peace finally, Your sons were heroes, there is no doubt about it. May God protect you and yours. Respectively,  Miss Emma M. Rohrbach
Emma M.Rohrbach <emma@cybrquest.com>
Kamiah, Id. USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 09:20:44 (PST)
To the families of these three SF men, They were your husbands, sons and dads. They died heroes and did not pass in vain. They will never be forgotten by their SF brethren. God Bless You. John - SF Diver
SFC John Braswell ODA 2015 <braswell@epos.com>
Auburn, AL USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 09:07:15 (PST)
We want to express our deepest sympathy and condolence to the family and friends of these great Special Forces soldiers. The sacrifice these great warriors made for duty, honor, country can not be expressed in words alone, but will be expressed in the heroic deeds of our Special Forces soldiers in the future. Our community is a small one, filled with men of great courage. Jeff, Dan, and Brian will always be distinguished members of our unique brotherhood, and will be remembered with love and respect for all they gave to ensure our country remains free. God bless you all, and know they are now with him forever.
CSM(R) Steve Holmstock, 2nd Honorary Sergeant Major of the Special Forces Regiment <holmstos@SOC.MIL>
Fort Bragg, NC USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 08:56:49 (PST)
My prayers and deepest gratitude go to Jefferson Davis, Daniel and Brian for their service and sacrifice. To their families: a grateful nation offers sympathies and heart felt honor for your sons' sacrifice. We have all lost these sons of America. May they rest in eternal peace.
Tim Serey <flyingram@aol.com>
Tucson, AZ USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 08:50:43 (PST)
Thanks Brothers
SFC Rusty Pugh, A Co 1/20 SFG(A) <russell.pugh@al.ngb.army.mil>
Auburn, Al USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 08:44:09 (PST)
My heart and my families prayers goes out to all the families of these three great soldiers. They did not die in vain, they died protecting our great nation and will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and best wishes go to every member who is close to these three great men. I knew "JD" well and remember him from several encounters over the years. He was highly respected and well liked by members of the 5ht Legion. He was and will always be a true example of the Quite, Dedicated, Professional Soldier that Special Forces is known for world wide. My God hold and keep them near.
MAJ Wes Bullion & Family 1st & 3rd BN 5th SFG(A) <bullionj@soc.mil>
Sanford, NC USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 08:34:05 (PST)
We all grieve for these excellent young men, but I grieve more so, for I have lost a friend in "Cody" Prosser. I had the distinct privilege of serving with him while he was assigned to A/319th MI as an MP. I later assisted him in re-classing to 96B, Intel Analyst. I believed in him then and believe in him now. Military Intelligence Branch has lost a fine soldier, but I have lost a friend and brother in arms. I will never forget you Cody. Rest now across the river, under the trees, in peace. We shall meet again.
CW3(Ret) Mike Kaminski, Former 10th SFGA, 319th MI Bn <mikeykam@aol.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 08:31:25 (PST)
As difficult as it seems to accept, these three warriors trained hard for the thing we all pray never comes. The were called forth and measured and they met the challenge and exceeded all expectations. They have been entered in the books with some of the finest American heroes and will have a place with them in honor. They went quietly, served professionally, and died honorably. May the strength and love of God be with you during this difficult time, but let the comfort of knowing that He has three more of the best by his side to do Anything, Anytime, Anywhere.
1st SFG, 3rd SFG, 7th SFG, SWCS, 96th CA Bn <petrab104@aol.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 08:22:19 (PST)
As a former member of 3/5 SFG(A) my heart goes out to the families of these great  SF Soldiers.
SGM Charlie Blake USASFC(A)G-3 SGM <BBUZZ1954@AOL.COM>
Hope Mills , NC USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 08:14:08 (PST)
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of our three fallen troopers. Jeff Davis and I were in the same company several years back. In my opinion he was rock solid and the type of man you would want on your A-team.
CW3 Bob Head 1st SFG(A)/5th SFG(A) <headr@soc.mil>
Ft. Lewis, WA USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 07:57:36 (PST)
These three have joined the GREAT RANKS of the other Heroes who have fought and died to help keep this Country free
Horace Francis <hifran69@cs.com>
Portage, MI USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 07:23:13 (PST)
The tragic loss of these great Americans can never be adequately understood. However, they gave their lives so all us can live in a society that we can be proud of. They are with us in spirit---and they will watch over us forever.
Craig Vanek <cavbohica@earthlink.net>
DuPont, WA USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 07:09:58 (PST)
As the former commander of 3/5, I have watched with pride and love as our guys and all the Quiet Professionals have once again covered themselves with honor and glory. These young men have added greatly to our community by their sacrifice. I pray, and have been praying that families who must now face this loss will receive comfort from the Lord. To them I say, "You do not have to face this alone." While your loss is closer and greater than anyone's, we have all lost greatly by the death of your loved ones, who are our brothers. They are heroes in every and any sense of the word. I salute them, as my grief is mixed with pride. COL B
COL Steven P. Bucci, Office of the Secretary of Defense <Steven.Bucci@osd.pentagon.mil>
Washington, D.C. USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 06:53:41 (PST)
These fine men have not died in vain. Their dedication and bravery will be remembered as long as there are SF and those who call them family, friends, heroes, and warriors. We all sleep better at night and enjoy the liberty and freedoms we know as Americans because our warriors are willing to go into harms way selflessly. The tragic loss of these men must not overshadow their resolve and courage. The memory of these men are added to long list of warriors who have gone before. They gave all and it will never be forgotten. God Bless this nation's warriors.
Lefty Wilson <jowilson@mid-prairie.k12.ia.us>
Wellman, IA USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 05:54:45 (PST)
True American heroes, whose untimely passing has made our ranks that much smaller and our hearts ache that much more. They paid the ultimate price for our freedoms and the freedoms of those less fortunate. “De Oppresso Liber”.
Powell Parks / 7th SFG(A), SWC <parksp@soc.mil>
Ft. Bragg, NC USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 05:35:20 (PST)
My heart is heavy for those that have passed. Please know that your son, father, brother, cousin, friend has given his life valiantly to protect what we hold so dear....FREEDOM. Please know that their service and sacrifice has not gone unnoticed and we will forever be in their debt. Bless the SF soldier and their families for all they have done and will do....
Melissa Mozian - Daughter of Retired SF Soldier <mmozian@cff.org>
Raleigh, NC USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 05:34:42 (PST)
On behalf of my wife and newborn daughter I would like to express my deepest sympathy for the soldiers and their families. I would also like to thank them and all the other soldiers for making this world a safer place to be. God Bless!
Dale D. Filhart 2AD, 1-119FA (former) <dfilhart@visteon.com>
South Lyon, MI USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 05:01:24 (PST)
Words will never be enough. My prayers and heart felt loss to all family members and the SF community. "The credit belongs to the man in the arena...."
Jim "Jimbo" Wiehe - 1st/10th Gp <jimboussf@mindspring.com>
Cusseta, GA USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 04:47:35 (PST)                                       (425)
As a candle shines in the deep of night, the greatest love shines forth in the darkest hour. Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory and Brian Prosser gave America their utmost, an Eternal Gift that magnifies American Resolve. Our Prayers are with their families.
Bill and Alice Roosa 2/5th SFG(A) <roosabna@quixnet.net>
Laurel, MD USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 04:33:42 (PST)
To all of the families who have lost their son or husband, brother, friend. They died for their country and there is no higher praise. God has a special place for his Warriors They will never be forgotten and you are in our prayers for strength to get through these hard times.
The Walker Family <walker919@excite.com>
Jacksonville, NC USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 04:28:55 (PST)
I wish to extend my thoughts to family, friends and the SF warriors on the loss of their own. As a Viet Nam Vet, I have been there done that..... Thank You....!!!!!!
Golf Company 2/1 Marines 68/69 <golf28@bwn.net>
Granite, Co USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 04:20:07 (PST)
The memory of these brave young men shall always remain in my prayers.
John Freiberger III <dink@rochester.rr.com>
Macedon, NY USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 03:26:47 (PST)
Bless their hearts, their families and friends should know that they will never be forgotten. May they finally have the peace they fought for and the eternal rest of their souls. Take Care,
Cindy Dampf, Cpl. TSG 101,103rd MP Bn. 1986-1989, 1999-2001 (ret) <ghstwarn@juno.com>
Denton, TX USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 01:51:12 (PST)
Blessed is G-d the true Judge. My deepest sympathies to the families of these brave young men. NYC and the US will never forget your sacrifice.
Y. B. David
NYC, NY USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 23:50:46 (PST)
When I think of freedom, I will remember you.
Charlie Walton
Kennewick, WA USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 23:38:02 (PST)
The loss of a comrade cannot be reckoned with - only mourned. I salute my three comrades. May our Lord God hold the families and loved ones in his loving and comforting embrace, now and forever.
Bob Worn - ROK - '50-'51 Flight DET/SOG, Nha Trang, RVN <BOBWORN@AOL.COM>
Prichett, Texas USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 23:35:31 (PST)
God bless and keep you heroes and your families.
Fabian Asensio <fabian77@flash.net>
Van Nuys, CA USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 23:23:16 (PST)
I feel a personal lost in the death of Sergeants Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory, and Brian Prosser. My deepest sympathy and prayers are extended to their family and friends who suffer their lost. May God grant them special care.
Richard Smith, SFA Chap55, 5th Gp (RVN) <smithri2@ameritech.net>
Detroit, MI USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 22:56:30 (PST)
I'm proud to have been a part of the units that these fine young men were. It is gratifying to know that soldiers like them still exist. My condolences to their families and friends.
Gene Bell, 1st SFG,5th SFG, 7th SFG <gbell3@nc.rr.com>
Fayetteville, NC United States - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 22:39:48 (PST)
We realize that nothing we can say can take away your pain -although we would help to bear it if we could. May it give some comfort to know that we sincerely care and offer true heartfelt compassion for the pain you feel. The family of a Vietnam KIA
The Ussery family <juss1@getgoin.net>
MO USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 22:03:11 (PST)
I want to thank these fine men and their families for the sacrifice they made for me, my family, and all Americans. I just want to say that I think of it exactly that way-- personally. They died so that my teenaged girls can become women, and so that I can have grandchildren, and that all of them live free, without fear. Thank you.
Lisa Walker <walkerli@hotmail.com>
Clear Lake Shores, TX USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 21:57:13 (PST)
Be not ye afraid of them. Remember the Lord who is great and awe inspiring, and fight for your brethren, your sons and your daughters, your wives, and your houses...  Nehemiah 4:14 Thank you gentlemen for doing just such a thing. God bless the families of our fallen heroes.
Jerry Begly <jerrybegly@hotmail.com>
Aspen, CO USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 21:50:04 (PST)
You gave your lives so that mine and my wife's & kids' lives could be safe. Thank you. I pray Our Lord to bring some comfort to your families now.
Mike Fieschko <mike.fieschko@verizon.net>
Summit, NJ USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 21:49:10 (PST)
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory and Brian Prosser. I can not express my gratitude I feel for each of these men. It is with deep sadness that I send you this, however, I just want the families to know that they are men of honor and courage. May God bless them and their families. With deepest regards Sheree
Sheree <smmalen@aol.com>
Scottsdale, AZ USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 21:45:51 (PST)
There is no greater love than for a man to lay down his life for a friend.. Special Forces Soldiers Live By That Creed... God Bless Them All....
Larry T. Manes - 5THSFG/SOG <manes01@gte.net>
Keaau, HI., 96749 USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 20:52:11 (PST)
My heart goes out to the families of Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory, and Brian Prosser. Your husbands~~ the fathers of your children~~ died fulfilling one of the most high and honorable purposes to which a man can aspire. They willingly laid their lives on the line to defend and protect the freedom of others. I cannot imagine how you must be grieving, but please know that their sacrifice is not unappreciated...and neither is your own. God bless you always.
Laurie Moore, wife of SF soldier <moorewildness@aol.com>
Almo, KY USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 20:15:56 (PST)

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of these brave men who lost their lives serving their country. We hope you find strength and comfort in the memories of your loved ones. God Bless you all.
Charlene <kcbcroche@aol.com>
Milton, MA USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 19:30:08 (PST)


Never let the death of these three brave troopers be forgotten, they are members of the Special Operations Community willing to cross over that thin line to walk behind enemy lines taking the "justice" to our enemy. They are truly America's best. May god be with them and their families. Having lost a brother who served with A-502, 5th SFG(A) in 67, I can say the pain will never deminish, but the pride of his accomplishment will live on for as long as America stands.
Robert Noe, 5th SFGA MACV-SOG, Vietnam Retired <sog1rlnoe@aol.ccom>
ALEXANDRIA, LA USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 19:11:46 (PST)


Rest in peace Troopers, Airborne All The Way.
Don Martindale 173rd Abn. 1967 <DMarti5500@home.com>
Warren, Mi USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 19:10:55 (PST)
"Arma virumque cano" ... "Of arms and a man I sing" (from Virgil's "Aeneid", Book I) ... for countless generations to come, proud Americans will "sing" of the valiant service and ultimate sacrifice of Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory and Brian Prosser. Let the names of these courageous soldiers be well remembered and revered for all time. DE OPPRESSO LIBER!
Chris Ferris, former CPT, MI Co, 10th SFG(A) <ferriscc@mainstream.net>
Nashua , NH USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 19:04:11 (PST)
Brave Men, Doing a thankless job; They died doing what they lived to do; God will have a special place for these Special Forces men. Robert Thornton RVN, 1970-71
Robert Thornton, 519th MI Bn (Vietnam) <r2lamigra@aol.com>
Vado, NM USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 19:00:07 (PST)
"Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees." Final words of Lieutenant General T. J . Jackson.
Ranger Roach <ranger_roach@hotmail.com>
Falls Church, VA USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 18:32:50 (PST)
The baton has been passed to a younger generation, and they have proven their worth. God Bless those fine young men and may He shed His grace on all those who "Stand Tall" for their country.
John Corley-1st,5th,SOG,USSOCOM <jjcorley@adelphia.net>
Locust Grove, VA USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 17:55:45 (PST)                                       (400)
Sorry for the loss of these 3 soldiers. The world and our country will feel their absence for years to come. They were true heroes and their family should be proud. Love
Cara McLauglin "RED" <rednbg@aol.com>
Lexington, KY USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 17:47:11 (PST)
God be with them and their dear love ones.
William W. Price <wwprice@planters.net>
Sylvania, GA USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 17:43:47 (PST)
May God bless and keep these men and their families. Their service is in the tradition of Special Forces and and Special Operations and the highest traditions of our military service. I salute these men and honor their sacrifice to keep us free.
Jim Henthorn, 21st SOS (67-69) <jhenthorn@home.com>
Baltimore, MD USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 17:29:22 (PST)
Deepest condolences for real men doing a tough job.
Mike Rhode 3rd SFG & 5th SFG 66-68 <mrhode3914@aol.com>
Leaburg, OR USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 17:14:57 (PST)
Please accept the condolences of my family & I. Three of America's finest have joined the ranks of thousands who have gone before them in defense of freedom. Words of sympathy to a family who has just lost a son, husband or father just never seem enough. Please take comfort and be extremely proud that the good Lord graced this earth with their presence for the short time we had them. The entire world is grateful to them. They will not be forgotten.
Jim Linesberry, USSOCOM, JSOSE, USMILGP-El Sal, JCRC <linesbj@socom.mil>
Valrico, FL USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 17:12:15 (PST)
Please accept the condolences of my family & I. Three of America's finest have joined the ranks of thousands who have gone before them in defense of freedom. Words of sympathy to a family who has just lost a son, husband or father just never seem enough. Please take comfort and be extremely proud that the good Lord graced this earth with their presence for the short time we had them. The entire world is grateful to them. They will not be forgotten.
USSOCOM, JSOSE, MILGP-El Sal, JCRC <linesbj@socom.mil>
Tampa, FL USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 17:09:23 (PST)
For Freedom everywhere on this Earth you paid the ultimate price! May God walk between you and all the dark places you may travel. For Country!!!
Derick Lewis 1RCR <dlewis@nrtco.net>
CFB Petawawa, ONT Canada - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 17:02:33 (PST)
As a former member of the SF 6th Group Avn at Bragg and helo driver in the 281st attached to the 5th Group in Vietnam, my wife and my condolences go out to Jeff, Dano and Brian's families and loved ones. Especially to Dano... a fellow Massachusetts vet. God Bless. Thumper Ron Turner, 6th Group Avn & 281st AHC Burke, VA USA
Ron Turner <rfturner_22015@yahoo.com>
Burke, VA USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 16:54:43 (PST)
I have printed all 46 pages and have read them, It seems that all has been said . they came they saw they did thier duty, they will not be forgotten. they have gone to the big drop zone where all good troopers go and have reunited with friends that have went before. Grieve but also reflect for they are in a better place.
W. J. Peterson USA RET 82nd 187rct 8240AU 101st 173rd Korea, Veitnum <Sargepeter@msn.com>
Coldwater , Mi USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 16:53:20 (PST)
I had the distinct honor and privledge of serving with Brian Prosser in the 21st Military Police Company (Airborne) during the early years of his career and have never served with a finer soldier. I will always remember him and hold him close in my heart. Our prayers go out to his family and loved ones. May God Bless you all.
SGM Allyn Bublitz <bublitzak@aol.com>
Fort Bragg , NC USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 16:44:48 (PST)
It is with deepest respect that I send this as there is no other honor to be given to our country than to give your life. by this giving of life these men have drawn this cloak of honor around themselves and their unit. If only this were a peaceful world and there were no need for our best to go into harms way and there would be no families harmed in this way. For you as always the utmost respect. MSG (ret) Bill Derryberry
Bill Derryberry Msg Retired 138th Avn (EW) <b.derryberry@worldnet.att.net>
Piedmont, Al. USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 16:44:07 (PST)
Thank you for defending the future of the United States. You gave your life for my freedom and the well being of my children. Its people like you that make me feel proud to be American. GOD BLESS AMERICA
2nd Florida Cavalry <charnold@gator.net>
Newberry, Fl USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 16:04:07 (PST)
To all my brothers and sisters in all our armed services: A special prayer to the memory of those who now are "Point Men" for our Lord in Heaven. Your service to our nation will never be forgotten. We fought together for the freedom of our people and some of us never quite made it home. Our prayers and thoughts go out to those who now live in a new home in Heaven. Your brothers and sisters know that you stand at the right hand of our Lord. We who have yet to join you treasure your memory and dedicate ourselves to the mission for which you so bravely fought. May our Lord God Bless you my brothers. Your memory gives us the inspiration and strength to carry the battle to the door of evil and to succeed in the name of our Lord in Heaven. We miss you and love you.
Richard E. Rose - Capt. USMC <richardr777@aol.com>
Oro Valley, AZ USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 15:18:52 (PST)
You went out like you went in - in pursuit of America's sworn enemies. God Bless you, your families, and your teams. All of your SF brothers grieve the loss of their own. Stack arms, brothers, and rest easy now. We're so very grateful for your sacrifice.
Steve Nealon 5th and 10th SFG(A) <dbldutch@erols.com>
Crownsville, MD USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 15:11:51 (PST)
I know that words are not much at this time to help the families of the soldiers who died doing something that they believed in. But as a child who lost a dad in a former war fought so many years ago in Vietnam, there will come a day when the children of those who are trying to understand will come to a point in their hearts that that pride of dad's heroism will far surpass the loneliness, and the love that the above men shared with those they left behind will always be deeply embedded in the souls of the love ones. Freedom is not free, yet some how those who have military members know that heroes are very special. May we keep in mind and in our hearts what being an American really means.
Diane <norad65@bellsouth.net>
Augusta, GA USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 15:03:19 (PST)
There will never be enough words to express how I feel for those lost in this horrible war. My heart felt feelings go out to all their loved ones and their loved ones lose will be forever in my Prayers. GOD BLESS The Our Freedom
Saundra <Sauna7@aol.com>
Newark, CA USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 14:48:03 (PST)
Our hearts and prayers are with all who are taking part in this fight to end terrorism. We pray for all the families of those serving, and those lost in the line of duty. GOD BLESS.
Fred Lesnick <flesnick@tbaytel.net>
Thunder Bay, ON Canada - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 14:43:46 (PST)
To the sons, daughters, wives, mothers and fathers: Your loved one did not die in vain, yet your pain and suffering I know is great and your burden will be heavy for sometime to come. Rest assured that our prayers are with you and it is our fervent hope that God's blessing will be upon you.
Ray Baysden, MACV-COORDS-Vietnam, CO 701st MI Det. Bragg <rbaysden@imf.org>
Arlington, VA USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 14:38:32 (PST)
Lord, take into Your keeping the souls of the valiant.
Bruce Stanton, CDR, USN-Ret. <bruelhounds@sosinet.net>
Lemoore, CA USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 14:16:42 (PST)
We'll always remember!!!!!!!!
C. A. Ross
Milwaukee, WI USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 14:08:42 (PST)
My wife and I, MSG Burns (Ret) send our love and prayers to the families of the lost Special Forces soldiers. God bless them and may he hold them in the palm of his hand as he takes them home.
Frank Burns Chap55 SF Assn <FBurns4886@aol.com>
Detroit, MI USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 13:55:17 (PST)
We could not muster to the last patrol with you dear brother, but we trust that you will recon well and bivouac there to wait for us to follow. Farewell, we will team again, farewell,
R. Michael Karr, 77th  SFG(A), 10th SFG(A) <gberet@aol.com>
Bothell, WA USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 13:47:40 (PST)
RIP, from a brother, never sleep Hero, De Oppresso Liber.
Dan A. Starc <dstarc@icos.com>
Kirkland, WA USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 13:37:45 (PST)
Even though I never met these fine warriors,  Davis, Petithory, and Prosser, our hearts were intimate friends. To their families: May the Lord lift your sorrow as he lifts their souls to their just reward.
Gary Lamberty - 5th & 12th SFGA's: 68 - 77 <g.lamberty@nospam.att.net>
Racine, WI USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 13:35:39 (PST)                                       (375)
God bless you brave men. May your families seek comfort in the fact that you will forever be heroes.
Dave Cibley <Habu222@AOL.com>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 13:31:14 (PST)
My heart really goes out to the families of these men. You have suffered the tragedy I feared most when my husband was in Vietnam. Their buddies have also suffered a great loss. My heart is with all of you in your loss. Grief is a long term process and it hurts. I am so sorry for your loss.
Patience Mason (OW of a WO-1) <ptg@patiencepress.com>
High Springs, FL USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 13:19:59 (PST)
My heart is heavy. May God Bless Them and watch over them.. Disabled American Veterans POW/MIA - 
Frank Tracy <tracydav@aol.com>
PO Box 2236, Leesburg Fl 34749, Fl USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 13:16:32 (PST)
Dear Parents and Loved Ones. Having served with the 5th S.F. Group during the Vietnam War I feel a special connection to the three young men who were killed in the recent conflict. Although I didn't know them I still consider them to be my brothers. I am so proud that S.F. still has men that are willing to give their lives for their fellow countrymen. V/R David A. Maurer
David A. Maurer 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th and 10th Groups <dmaurer@dailyprogress.com>
Charlottesville, VA USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 13:01:05 (PST)
The families of these soldiers and themselves will always be in my thoughts and prayers for protecting the way of life we all lead
SPC Brian Robinson <Robs74c@aol.com>
Fort Carson, CO USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 12:04:32 (PST)
"We few, We happy few, We band of brothers..." Go in Peace, Brothers.
SGM Martin N. Thompson, 10th SFG(A), 1st SWTG(A) <elvin1900@hotmail.com>
Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 11:54:52 (PST)
Our prayers go out to all the families of our fallen soldiers. They gave their lives defending our way of life. Please accept our humble condolences. Dave and Dorothy Perkins.
David D. Perkns 10th SFG, Special Mission Unit <Perkinsd@mitre.org>
Austin, TX USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 11:02:26 (PST)
Our hearts go out to the family and friends of these three brave young men, who were willing to go in 'Harms Way' for America to 'liberate the oppressed'. I am proud to have known and worked with men such as these during my career. Following is a poem that was written by a young soldier in Viet Nam. Do not stand by my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glint on new fallen snow. I am the swaying fields of grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. I am the mighty oceans roar. I am the soft caress of waves on sandy shore. When you wake in the morning hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of birds circling in flight, I am the starlight of a soft spring night. So do no stand at my grave and weep, I am not there I do not sleep.
Ranger Roach 10th, 1st, SWCS, 7th SFGs <ranger_roach@hotmail.com>
Falls Church, Va USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 10:26:35 (PST)
God has blessed this nation with brave young men who are willing to put their lives on the line for our freedom and all we take for granted. May He bless the families of these young soldiers and help them during their time of grief. My family's prayers are with you.
Ray Calafell, 196th LIB, RVN <enzocalafell@prodigy.net>
Tampa, FL USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 10:26:16 (PST)
It is with heavy heart that I write these words. May God bless the families of our SF Brothers, and bring them peace.
Toby Todd RT California.CCC,5thSFGA <tobyt@ev1.net>
San Antonio, TX USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 10:20:01 (PST)
I was long gone before the young men joined our family but I will miss them forever. I attend services every week and have spoke to the Higher Command and will continue to do so. God protect al our American Service people who are in danger protecting us. Larry Sellers
L.P. Sellers,77th,10th,7th,8th,6th,5th,1st <lsellers@mbayweb.com or lsellers@earthlink.net>
Marina, CA USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 10:10:52 (PST)
My family and I send our heart felt condolences to the family and friends of our three younger 5th SF soldiers who unselfishly gave their lives for justice and liberty. Phil Lugo 5th SF in VN..
Phil Lugo <Phil-Clovis@worldnet.att.net>
Chowchilla, CA USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 09:48:00 (PST)
We know that three new trees will be planted on the 5th Group parade field. When we go and walk among them our hearts will swell with pride as we remember these three... but our eyes will fill with tears for we know the price their families have paid. Thank you for all that you've given, you will not be forgotten.
Ross & Mindy Clemons, 2/5 SFG(A) <110177.2057@compuserve.com>
Washington, DC USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 08:57:32 (PST)
I ask for God to help you your time of sorrow. I will never forget. The sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Doug Uehling 2//11th arty Vietnam <douguehling@yahoo.com>
Almena, KS USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 08:46:03 (PST)
My entire family and I wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the families and comrades of these three fine young soldiers. They truly did die to liberate the oppressed. May God bless them all.
Col. Andrew L. Irzyk (USA Ret) 3rd, 5th, 7th and 10th SFG <airzyk@juno.com>
Tampa, FL USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 08:35:52 (PST)
Rest in Peace and thank you for the Peace we may come to share with others who have given so much.
Gary and Sharon Denitto <Denitto@aol.com>
Sarasota, FL USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 08:25:57 (PST)
My heartfelt condolences to all the families and to our entire community. The losses we have suffered here will be felt for a very long time. We will miss you all.
William Applegarth G1/1 SWTG(A), C 2/5 (formerly) <sfmed94@hotmail.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 08:00:20 (PST)
Prayers and God's Blessing to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for "Freedom's Cause", I still remember all those I served with and whose names are on the Wall. May the families always know that they will be "Forever Remembered". The will never be forgotten for in everyone's heart they will always remain.
Thomas H. Aki (US Army Retired) 1st Cav Div (AM) Vietnam 67 -70 <alohaki@aol.com>
Pomona, Calif USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 07:46:11 (PST)
All my gifts to you, all my respect, all my prayers. We are with you all and will not forget. 67-74 Nam
James Perry <pugs@surfbest.net>
Santa Maria , CA USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 07:44:20 (PST)
I wanted to express my condolences for your loss, these great men were truly heroes. I wish there were something I could say to ease your pain. My prayers are with you.
SFC Pete Schichtel, D-4/1 SWTG(A) <schichtp@soc.mil>
Fort Bragg, NC USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 06:26:19 (PST)
Our prayers and thoughts are with these heros who gace all. These men will never be forgotton.
Dick Forrey, Howard County Vietnam Veterans <frogbo6566@aol.com>
Greentown, IN USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 06:21:22 (PST)
Nothing will ever fill the void your feeling but I hope you will always remember that standing behind you and your families is a community full of caring and respect for what you soldiers did for this country. God bless you always.
Mark P. O'Neill 2/7SFG,1/10SFG,PSSE, 3/3SFG <mpon@irmphila,com>
Bryn Mawr, Pa USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 06:20:25 (PST)
Our deepest sympathys go out to the family's and to our fellow brothers at 5th Group... ODA 715, 1st Battalion 7th SFG(A).
SSG Mark Ballas and ODA 715 <ballasm@soc.mil>
Ft Bragg, NC USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 06:17:52 (PST)
May the Lord bless and keep you and your families, may he shine his favor on you and watch over your wives & children in the years ahead. God bless your for your sacrifice on the alter of freedom. We will never forget! De Oppresso Libre! Live free or die.
Richard Zore ODA-322 10th SFG(A), ODA-113 11th SFG(A) <richnh@charter.net>
Brookline, NH USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 06:17:39 (PST)
Thanks for your service Gentlemen, I admire what all of you have done and am thankful! God bless your families...
Sr. A John Herrick <johnh1977@yahoo.com>
St. Paul, MN USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 06:16:25 (PST)                                       (350)
Rest in peace my brothers. "Gatorman" sends.
Ted Ellison/5th & 1st SFGA 67/68/69 <Thenolablademan@aol.com>
Kenner, LA USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 05:56:55 (PST)
Their willingness to go into harm's way in defense of our way of life humbles us all. And although their sacrifice and their families sorrow saddens us it also gives us great strength and resolve.
Terry English - 10th SFG, SF Europe, 11th & 12trh SFG (USAR) <tjenglish@sovlink.com>
Ringoes, NJ USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 05:55:13 (PST)
May God bless and comfort the families of our fallen brothers; for they are true heroes and should never be forgotten
Robert Woodham, 5th Grp Viet Nam <ccnwoody1@aol.com>
Bettendorf, IA USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 05:51:04 (PST)
I would just like to express my deepest sympathies to the families of these 3 young men who were taken before their time. I also want to thank the families for raising such brave men who laid down their lives for our country and our freedom.
Erica Gibson <guinnesschick@hotmail.com>
Glendale, AZ USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 05:35:19 (PST)
"My command is this: Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command." John 15: 12-14 NIV
LTC Edward R. Lesesne, 5th, 7th & 8th SFG's <elesesne@cableonda.net>
Panama, PN Panama - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 05:29:50 (PST)
May God's blessings be upon the families and friends of these three brave men! We will never forget the ultimate sacrifice that they made on behalf of all Americans!
John Motley, former 10th SFG(A), ODA073, CBTI, 4th SOSC <motleytwins@verizon.net>
New Port Richey, FL USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 05:27:01 (PST)
These fine men may have ended their time here with us.. Now they walk in Heaven and one day you shall see them again. God bless all the families of these men, and I pray that the pain of your loss is eased.
Glen Kemp DCAT 70 Viet Nam, 71-72 <gekemp50@kua.net>
St. Cloud, Fl. USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 05:25:03 (PST)
These brave men are in my prayers. They must never be forgotten and the best way to ensure that is to make certain the next generation is told of their sacrifice. We should tell our children and grandchildren who Davis, Petithory and Prosser were, where they were and why they were there, what they believed in and fought for, and what values were so important they were willing to die for them. Requiescant in pace.
Adrian Cronauer <acronauer@burchlaw.com>
Arlington, VA USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 05:24:12 (PST)
God has taken these fine men to his Great DZ in the sky. They now join their fellow SF brothers that have also made the supreme sacrifice. May God grant the families the peace and understanding of the commitment these brave men made in the defense of freedom. De Oppresso Liber
Walt Emerson, !st, 19th, 20th SFG <sf539@aol.com>
North Olmsted, OH USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 04:41:51 (PST)
I would like to take this time to give Honor to these men of courage for their duty as U.S. Military Combatants. they all our in our prayer and I hope the best for their families.
Michael Gibbs <mgibbs@cub.kcnet.org>
Williamsport, Pa USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 04:36:51 (PST)
Gods blessings to all the families of these fallen heroes. I can feel your pain, having been there myself.
Bev Haire <voices@sunline.net>
Punta Gorda, Fl USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 04:16:38 (PST)
The comforting words of the Special Forces probably say it best. May God Bless and Watch over these devoted servants who have made the ultimate sacrifice and lead them into Life Everlasting. My prayers are with the family members now, and always. God Bless and Keep You.
Mike Kaminski, Former 10th SFG(A) <,mikeykam@aol.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 03:51:01 (PST)
You make us proud. We who have served before you in a different war will always remember and honor your sacrifices.
Mike "Iceman" Gillhoolley - 1st Air Cav. <mgillhoo@sympatico.ca>
Milton, ON CANADA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 03:27:51 (PST)
Thank you for defending our freedom. You, many soldiers before you and those that come after will never be forgotten.
Sue Bryan <tshuwah@cncnet.com>
Oroville, CA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 22:12:52 (PST)
A life lost in the defense of freedom is a life which will live forever. God bless you.
Jeffry M Gafford, ODA 115, 1/1SFG <gaffman44@hotmail.com>
APO, AP Okinawa - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 22:11:14 (PST)
As other warriors in other wars throughout our nation's history, you have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. We will forever be greatful to you. May God keep you safe in the palm of his hand.
Col. & Mrs. Earl P. Hopper, Sr. WWII/ROK/Vietnam; 101st ABN, 11th ABN, SF, others <tfoinc@inficad.com>
Glendale, AZ USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 21:53:50 (PST)

May the grace of the Almighty Lord provide comfort and strength for the families and loved ones of these fine Quiet Professionals. I recently read an article claiming, "Rangers, the first boots on the ground." They obviously were not considering that these fine Special Forces Soldiers had been Down Range, In Country, etc., for sometime. Though many of us may not have known these fine men, they will never be forgotten by their Special Forces brothers. Theirs in God is the glory for the work they were doing. Ted Encinas, D-5857-L Member-at-Large, Special Forces Association
Ted Encinas, Special Forces Association <sfa_c78@oco.net>
Yorba Linda, CA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 21:36:11 (PST)


Though I never knew these men, it's to them I (or should I say we) owe our very freedom. If not for them, and the thousands of others, we wouldn't be celebrating the very life we lead. Thank you so much, you will never be forgotten.
Andi Spearing <plumkrazzee@hotmail.com>
Eagle, CO USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 20:54:29 (PST)
To the families of our fallen Brothers, May the LORD GOD be with you all, and may the heart felt condolences from the entire Special Forces community be of some comfort in your time of sorrow. We Will Never Forget. GOD Bless
Paul Coleman, United States Army Special Forces ( Retired ) ODAs 081, 325, 322, SFA Chapter 15 <Celtic2coleman@hotmail.com>
San Antonio, TX USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 20:47:03 (PST)
I don't know what to say except how sorry I am for your loss, and how grateful I am that these men and others are willing to go and die, if necessary, for me and my family. They're fighting so my kids can grow up in safety. Thank you. I pray for our military personnel daily.
Teresa Oliver/Citizen
Adairville, KY USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 20:38:36 (PST)
The death of three honorable men is not the death of their honor, their striving ,their goal. The echoes of their passing reaches us here in Se Monorom, Mondolkiri where we are surrounded by irrefutable proof of this world's regrettable requirement for such dedicated men to combat the evil which must and can be overcome. Not by sheer violence, but by sheer perseverance in the quest to liberate the oppressed. THEIR MISSION WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED/THEIR REST WILL BE ETERNAL.
John Freeman, MD <yatama@yahoo.com>
Pinehurst, NC USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 20:38:19 (PST)

As a vet, who never saw combat, I admire the courage of these men. I respect, appreciate, and admire their commitment to our country. May God find a special place for these brave men. My prayers are with them and their families.
J Kuntzman, C-2-1 USATC Ft Lewis, Washington <jrkdk@netscape.com>
USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 20:36:29 (PST)


To the families of our fallen Brothers, May the LORD be with you in your time of sorrow, and may the heart felt condolences of the entire Special Forces community comfort you. We will not forget. God Bless
Paul Coleman, United States Army, Special Forces ( Retired ) ODA 322, 325, 081, SFA Chapter 15 <Celtic2coleman@hotmail.com>
San Antonio, TX USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 20:36:06 (PST)
My condolences to all family and Loved ones. You are all in my prayers. May you find peace and contentment in Gods Grace and the knowledge that so many are grateful for the Sacrifice of such Honorable and Brave Men. I and my family will always remember and be grateful and humbled by their devotion to duty and Love of our Country. May you all find Peace during this Season of Hope.
Don Loughrey, former 10th Group <ILNODON@AOL.com>
Brandon, FL USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 20:21:24 (PST)
Dano was one hell of a man, always in good spirits and with a smile on his face. Dan you are going to be missed. May you and our comrades rest in peace.
Scott Ritter; 5th, 10th, 1st SWTG(A) <sritter400@aol.com>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 20:10:53 (PST)                                       (325)
I wish to express my condolences to all family members who lost their loved one. I cannot begin to imagine the extent of your grief & pain... I have never lost what you have. My husband & I pray together, daily, and ya'll are remembered there each day. "Greater love has no man than to lay down his life" has, for me, a REAL meaning now. May God Bless each of you!
Dawn <Hazyfem@AOL.com>
Lake Charles, LA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 20:07:53 (PST)
I think it was best said by Arizona Senator John McCain on Oct 11th 2001: War is a miserable business. The lives of a nation's finest patriots are sacrificed. Innocent people suffer and die. Commerce is disrupted, economies are damaged. Strategic interests shielded by years of patient statecraft are endangered as the exigencies of war and diplomacy conflict. However heady the appeal of a call to arms, however just the cause, we should still shed a tear for all that will be lost when war claims its wages from us. Shed a tear, and then get on with the business of killing our enemies as quickly as we can, and as ruthlessly as we must. I think that our three fallen brothers would have wanted it that way so the best way we can honor them is to continue their fight.
MSG David T Boling <asmcforever@hotmail.com>
Kadena AFB, Okinawa Japan - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 20:06:59 (PST)
Missed yes...Forgotten NEVER. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
CSM (Ret) Odell Hacker 3rd 5th 7th 10th SFG <ODHACKODA8@WEBTV.NET>
Elma, WA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 20:00:30 (PST)

I never said hello to them. Never shook their hands, shared a joke, or talked of yesterdays. Didn't get to fish, hunt or just walk to mess with them. I never met these MEN, but I will miss them.
David Cheney, Nam '68 <raggedwarrior@keepandbeararms.com>
Glendale, AZ USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 19:19:27 (PST)


My wife, Lavinia, joins me in condolences to the families, friends and comrades in arms of the gallant soldiers who gave their lives in defense of our nation and all the blessings we share as a result of the selfless service of men such as they. What we have now and will have in our future is the consequence of and dependent upon the dedicated and patriotic service such as these brave, fallen warriors and their living and deceased comrades past and present have given us, and we are forever indebted and grateful to them. "Then outspake brave Horatius, The captain of the gate: 'To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late, And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds For the ashes of his fathers And the temples of his gods?" "Horatius," T. B. Macaulay Our prayers, thoughts and gratitude are with and for you. De Oppresso Liber! Lavinia and Dave Blair
COL (Ret.) John D. Blair IV (Dave), 1st, 5th & 10th SFGA's <BlairJDLL@aol.com>
Tampa, FL USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 18:53:49 (PST)
My comrades, you are gone now, but you'll not be forgotten. Our country owes you too much. My family and I express our deepest sympathy to your families.
Matt Matteson, 1st SFG, 3rd SFG, 5th SFG <matt597@esper.com>
Thorn Hill, TN USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 18:37:32 (PST)
I am the daughter of an Ex-green beret and now I am an actress out in hollywood. God bless all of you and these three fine men who served our country well. I pray for them and families out loud and with deepest admiration.
Nina Ratterree <NinaRatt @Aol.com>
LA, CA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 18:15:29 (PST)
It is with sad hearts that we salute these proud brothers. They paid the ultimate that others might enjoy freedom. To the families who gave of their loved ones, a proud nation and past veterans share in our loss. May God look over you.
COL (Ret) Mayo "Biff" Hadden, 5th SFGA RVN <bhadd343@bellsouth.net>
Midland, GA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 17:29:48 (PST)
For all your loved ones have given; and for all your families have sacrificed for their gift; we are eternally grateful...May God replace your pain and loss in time with wonderful, joyous memories of your very special soldier.
Pete and Nancy Hickman <petehicman@hotmail.com>
Powell, TN USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 17:14:13 (PST)
Let us prey for the repose of the souls of these three brave special forces soldiers who lost their lives in battle so other may live in freedom.
MSG (R) Pat Heiminger ,USASF <PATJANHEM@AOL.COM>
MIAMI, FL USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 17:03:20 (PST)

I am so sorry for your profound loss. To me he was a hero and will always be remembered by myself and all Americans. God Bless You .
Marie Gray <Kittymaw@aol.com>
Clinton , Tn USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 16:53:02 (PST)


There are not sufficient words capable of expressing our sadness due to the loss of your loved ones. We hope you find solace in the knowledge of how very special these brave men were and the value of their efforts in liberating the oppressed and safeguarding us and our freedoms. God bless them and you, their beloved families and friends. Mike and Laura Taylor
Mike Taylor, 5th SFGA and MACV-SOG 69-72, 10th SFGA, USASF Thailand <mikeccn@hawaii.rr.com>
Kailua, HI USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 16:34:51 (PST)
Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory, and Brian Prosser, it has been an honor having you as long as we did. Move to high ground, warriors. Your brothers who have gone before you are waiting with open arms and hot chow. Go, now, sit and talk with them. We'll continue your work here and keep your loved ones safe. See you soon. De Oppresso Liber!
SFC R. E. Dufresne, Chapter II Special Forces Association "Rising Sun Chapter" <lopaka6@konnect.net>
Torii Station, Okinawa - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 16:30:34 (PST)
As a veteran, I understand that "All give Some and Some give All". It is hard to accept that there will be causalities, but it is easier knowing that these men were taken from us doing the job they loved to do & there is no greater sacrifice than to give one's life for their country. God Bless their families and their comrades.
Jim Gore 173rd Airborne Brigade ( Vietnam) <skysoldier_173rdabn@yahoo.com>
Riverside, CA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 16:23:31 (PST)
The family of Major Donald Carr, USA/SF sends prayers. God bless.
Karen Kirkpatrick Maj. Don Carr <Kkirkpat@att.net>
South Bend, IN USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 16:13:26 (PST)
The measure of a man lies in the memories of those who knew him and the loss felt throughout the communities to which he belonged. Special Forces has lost three of its brothers. God has welcomed three of His sons. I offer my deepest, most sincere gratitude to their families. Special Forces, the United States of America, and Humanity itself mourns your loss. De Oppresso Liber!
Robert E. Dufresne, 2-1 SFG(A), 1-1 SFG(A) <lopaka6@konnect.net>
APO, AP USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 16:09:52 (PST)
My thoughts are with these gentlemen who have given all for what they believed in. To the families of these brave men - Know that your loved ones have proudly protected the American way. And know that the rest of us Veterans salute them.
Tyler Furbish
USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 16:09:08 (PST)
My deepest sympathy to all of the families that lost their loved ones. Every service man fighting for my freedom and ones who gave their life god bless you are my hero's
Carol Szydlowski <ctedkins@aol.com>
Avon, MA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 15:36:35 (PST)
There are no word's to comfort you in your loss of your loved one's . As a Combat Veteran of Vietnam that served in Scout Dog's . I worked with Special Force's many time's . Had some of my training taught by them . They will not be forgotten . For the service to our country . God Bless You . Gary T. Mather Sr. ( Nickname Dog Man ) member of Rolling Thunder Chapter 4 Ky.
Gary T. Mather Sr. <dogmanChapter4ky@msn.com>
Elizabethtown , Ky. USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 15:23:03 (PST)
It takes great people to protect a great country. Ordinary citizens like myself deeply appreciate the conviction and sacrifice of these Green Berets and all other members of the military. My deepest condolences to the families and a warmest thank-you for your sacrifice. God speed to our brave men and women. With the utmost appreciation, Paul
Paul Morin / American Citizen <nimboz1@aol.com>
Dorchester, MA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 15:13:52 (PST)
It is with great respect and pride and deepest sorrow I express my condolences. I was a medic and it still hurts to hear when one more troop goes down. But as so many are wasted, these are truly upholding the best traditions in our armed forces, our army and the SF at heavens gates. They were not wasted! God knows the best when He sees them. All the way....
Frank C Vozenilek, USA (Ret) <fozenilak@attbi.com>
Mesquite, TX USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 14:59:03 (PST)
It's always a great loss when a brave soldier dies, for some who fight for it there is a flavor the protected will never know.
Sgt. David H. Soucie A401 MSF <davensue@totcon.com>
Deland, Fl. USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 14:49:41 (PST)
I give my sincere condolences to the families of these warriors who paid the utlimate price so we and our family may be safe.
Charles J Levorse SDGM(R) 5th SFGA, 7th SFGA, 3rd SFGA, USAJFKSPWAR <cjlretired@surrealnet.net>
Coats, NC USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 14:49:32 (PST)
It is indeed a slow walk in a sad rain when brave soldiers die. But without the rain, none of our freedoms live and grow. Thank God for men like these!!
John P. McAfee, 8th & 5th SFGp(A), 1968-1971 <papadoc47@aol.com>
Asheville, NC USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 14:42:10 (PST)
I thank God that their are people like these brave men who defend our country and families with little regard for their own well-being. Because of them, my children can go to school without fear and they can worship their God with- out fear. I shall honor their memory by living free and praying for their souls. Thank you.
James C. Weidner <jcwlaw@alltel.net>
Clarkesville, GA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 14:29:57 (PST)                                       (300)
Service to others above service to self. Honor, courage, bravery. The memory of these soldiers and their sacrifice to our country will be forever in our hearts. God bless and keep them!
Martha M. Day <jmarfarm@msn.com>
Cedar Hill, TN USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 14:27:31 (PST)
I have no words that can possibly ease the loss you bear. May you, however, find some comfort in the thought that others do care.
Judith Anderson <kellij@harborside.com>
Brookings, Or. USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 14:24:52 (PST)
Our prayers and thoughts are with you in the loss of your sons, fathers, husbands, and our brothers is arms. They made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. God bless you and the United States of America. 
CPT JC Lumbaca, CW3 Dennis Morgan, MSG Douglas Kealoha, SFC Leonard Ornellas, SFC Jeff Gafford, SFC Robert Slatter, SSG Jeremy Burke, SSG Guadalupe Rangel, SSG David Ploch, SSG Brian Wood..ODA 115, A CO, 1/1 SFG (A) <oda115a11@hotmail.com>
APO, AP Japan - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 14:18:44 (PST)
I echo LTC Dennis P. Myers remarks, "Too full already is the grave, of fellows who were young and brave, and died because they were." Words will not help now, but may help heal in the future. Please know that your loss is also ours, and our hearts are heavy. Quiet professionals all.
RCM <mck47830@aol.com>
USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 14:13:10 (PST)
God Bless all these Warriors and their families. You are all part of the larger family of men and women who watch over our Nation, and we now are tasked with watching over the families these Heros left behind. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Daniel D. Barks, Lcdr USNR <ddb@va.speiserkrause.com>
Arlington, VA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 14:08:36 (PST)
Brothers fallen are not forgotten; their names are added to the Big Manifest. De Oppresso Liber.
Greg Hoisington 10th, 11th, 12th SFGA <zebrathree@hotmail.com>
Sevierville, TN USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 13:38:40 (PST)
A Memorial Certificate for an uncle who died as a POW in the Pacific reads, "He stands in the unbroken line of patriots who have dared to die that freedom might live, and grow, and increase its blessings. Freedom lives, and through it, he lives - in a way that humbles the undertakings of most men." The line is now longer by three. God Bless you all.
MAJ (Ret) Robert Pugh, D-4783,10 SFG, Det A, US Army 1967-2001 <wthepugh@msn.com>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 13:27:46 (PST)
Please accept my condolences on the death of your loved ones. they will certainly be remembered in my prays. Sincerely
Kenneth A. Savio USMC 1964-1968  <ksavio@gte.net>
Port Richey, Fl USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 13:16:18 (PST)
May the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance...2 Thessalonians 3:16. My condolences and heartfelt prayers are with you. In His Peace, Lisa
Lisa DeMaria <poochngems@hotmail.com>
Spanaway, WA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 13:15:22 (PST)
Our deepest sympathy to the families and friends of these three men.
John Delavan <jcdelavan@yahoo.com>
Florence, AZ USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 12:47:56 (PST)
My you find peace and strength in the Lord. Your loved ones are Heroes, and they will never be forgotten.
Jill Thies <jillybean8993@aol.com>
Woodlawn , TN USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 12:47:23 (PST)
My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Sometimes it looks like your world has come to the end when you lose someone so very close. God has a very special "A" Team, seated at his right hand, reserved for those that "gave there all" for their fellow man. Yours were some of these and are at His side now. Theirs was a just cause. Be brave, as they were. God bless you and keep you safe Jack
SGM (Ret) Jack Carey, Special Forces Assn D-1213-L <sgmjack@quik.com>
Leesburg, FL USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 12:47:02 (PST)
As in all struggles to preserve our freedoms, it is always the nation's finest that stand athwart the ramparts; to you our sympathies, to them our admiration and thanks for a job well done.
Richard Kania <RKan55@aol.com>
Carthage, NC USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 12:43:30 (PST)
My sincere condolences - we will not forget their sacrifice. America salutes these heroes.
Keith Messinger - CCNRecon, MACVSOG <kmessinger@ecolor.com>
USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 12:43:04 (PST)
My deepest sympathy and utmost respect and admiration for your services to our country.
Cliff Newman, MACV-SOG, 5th SFG 1969-1971 <cnewmanccn@aol.com>
Los Angeles, C USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 12:37:28 (PST)
Extremely sorry your family was struck by this. People say casualties cannot be avoided, but wars can be. People like bin Laden are responsible. God Bless You
Dana Jackson, U.S. Navy 1973-2000 <danac_jackson@hotmail.com>
Fairlawn, Va. USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 12:24:07 (PST)
You have my deepest sympathy at this time of lose, please feel free to call on me if there something I can do to ease the pain. Fred US Army 1972
Fred A. Hutchinson <RollingT21@aol.com>
Cumberland City, TN USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 12:22:57 (PST)
My sincere condolences to the families of these brave young men who gave their lives so that others could be free.
MSG (RET) Walter R. "Bob" Lewelling, Special Forces and MACVSOG <kokopeli@cache.net>
Logan, UT USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 12:21:47 (PST)
My heart goes out to you, the families and friends of these remarkable soldiers. As I extend my deepest sympathy, I would also say "Thank You" for I know that each of you played an important role. Each of these men relied on your support and understanding. They were able to defend our freedom and liberties abroad because they knew you had their backs here at home. May God continue to give you the Strength to hold your head high and ease the pain in your Heart.
Rebecca A. Albert <angelridgetn@cs.com>
Clarksville, TN USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 12:16:46 (PST)
They will live through our memories and never be forgotten. May they rest in peace so that others may enjoy peace. Sincerest condolences to the families.
Lowell Crace, 1st, 6th, 10th, SWC <Ltcrace@juno.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 12:01:00 (PST)
The entire members of Chapter XXIII of the Special Forces Association offer our condolences to the families and our gratitude for the ultimate sacrifices that each of these warriors made for their country. We know the loss and suffer the pain of losing brothers-in-arms. Freedom for America cannot be take for granted, may there memory live forever in knowing that they will not be forgotten. LLoyd M. Lee Chapter XXIII (Northern California) Special Forces Association
Lloyd Lee, 5th SF Group & Special Ops, CCN 1967-1968, Currently President Chapter XXIII, SF Association <le4macvsog@aol.com>
Chico, CA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 11:47:31 (PST)
I have loved Dan as one of my dearest friends since I met him at Ft. McClellan, AL 13 years ago. I feel like part of my heart is forever gone. My thoughts are with his parents, sister and brother.
Simone <simone@lodinet.com>
Lodi, CA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 11:34:16 (PST)
Words cannot express the sympathy that dwells deep within us on the losses that the families of these fine men and the Special Forces community have suffered.....We remain eternally grateful, Tim and Ginger Peters
CW3 Tim Peters (Ret.), 7th SFG(A) <TPetersSF@aol.com>
Sierra Vista, AZ USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 11:20:21 (PST)                                  (275)
To the family and friends of these young warriors who are eternally etched in our heritage, I offer my heartfelt condolences. The Special Operations Association stands by to assist in any manner we can. SOA# 001
James E. Butler CCN-RECON- MACVSOG <rtpython@redshift.com>
USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 11:19:21 (PST)
To the families of the brave men of the 5th Special Forces Group who lost their lives in Afghanistan fighting for us, my heartfelt condolences.
Jay Moody 5th and 6th SF Groups, 101 Abn Div <JMoody1937@aol.com>
Safety Harbor, FL USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 11:18:41 (PST)
These 3 men, warriors among warriors, now stand proudly i another formation. Formed by the elite soldiers that went before them. Many of whom also wore the "Green Beret". Do not fear for these men as they are among fellow heroes. God bless their formation and their families. De Oppresso Liber. D-1438.
SGM John E. Nowlan. 7th, Det "A", 3rd, & 5th SF <SFTmSgt@TRIWEST.Net>
Trempealeau, WI USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 10:56:55 (PST)
As an American and former Special Forces soldier I wish to express my deepest condolence to you and your family. The bible says, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." (John 15.13) May God grant you peace through this trial and comfort in you grief. Jim Jones
Jim Jones 2/75, 7th SFG (A),  1st SFG (A)  1977-1989 <limanjo@juno.com or church5@trib.com>
Newcastle, WY USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 10:50:38 (PST)
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the families and friends who have suffered this tragic loss. My deepest repects for our fallen comrades-in-arms who have offered the utlimate sacrifice preserving our freedom and way of life. God bless you all.
Roger B. Duff, COL, SF, USSOCOM <rbmacduff@hotmail.com>
Tampa, FL USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 10:20:27 (PST)

As a long since retired warrior, I can only add that we always appreciate most that which we have lost. The death of any person diminishes me. God bless and God speed.
Archie C. Prince III 7th RRFS <aprince31@home.com>
Augusta, GA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 10:14:18 (PST)


I offer my sincere condolences to the families of these fine men who paid the ultimate price so we and our families may be secure.
Timothy Kennedy, 5th SFG (A) & 7th SFG (A) <kennedtg@centcom.mil>
Tampa, FL USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 10:02:03 (PST)
May he lord give strength to the families of these great heroes of Special Forces. Thank you for giving your life for defending our great country, so that we may continue living free. May the good lord take care of you forever. Thank you. Lee Steward (USA Ret SF Chapter 10) Sierra Vista AZ- Monday December 10, 2001 at 1055
Lee Steward Chapter 10 Vice President <leesteward@compaq.net>
Sierra Vista, AZ USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 09:56:15 (PST)
Can only quote from Lincoln - "It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us--that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion--that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth."
John Glotzer <jglotzer@cisco.com>
Morrisville, NC USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 09:46:57 (PST)
My prayers go out to your families because you are in a better place then we are. May God Bless and watch over you and yours.
John J Coppinger B-36 MGF,5th SF(Abn) <Looneyb36@aol.com>
Winter Springs, Fl USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 09:46:12 (PST)
America's Best! They gave their all. You cannot ask for more. If it wasn't for them and others like them, America would not be the great country that it is, nor would we be enjoying the freedom that we do. God Bless!
Mike Benge, former VN POW '68-73 <bengemike@aol.com>
Falls Church, VA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 09:42:27 (PST)
Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of these brave men who gave their all in a righteous enterprise. God Bless Them and The United States of America
Paul A. Oostmeyer, LTC MI USA (Ret.) <pzmeyer2@accessone.com>
Redmond, WA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 09:33:42 (PST)
Our thoughts are with the Families of these fine young men who gave their lives. They will be remembered Sincerely Ken and Sue Houy.
Ken Houy 6th Special Forces 65-68 <Khouy@aol.com>
Dunedin, , FL USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 09:17:37 (PST)
I walk the streets freely because of men and women like you, my family walks the streets freely because of men and women like you, Americans walk the streets freely because of men and women like you. Thank you all!
Nicholas Valera/CATCC/USN <gnv@mail.com>
Huntington Beach, CA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 08:53:57 (PST)
May the Lord give strength to all of the families of these Special Forces heroes. Thank you guys for defending our freedom. You have made the ultimate sacrifice. Each of you being the "Quite Professional" of the Special Forces community has brought great credit upon those that served before you, served with you, and will serve after you in the Elite of the Elite of our Armed Services. May all of the families find peace in knowing that their soldiers served with honor, distinction, professionalism, and pride by wearing the coveted Green Beret.
Gordon S. Harmon (LTC, Ret, SF, 18A) <gsharmon10@hotmail.com>
Springfield, MO USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 08:49:33 (PST)
My sincere condolences to the families of these dedicated quite professionals. It was my pleasure to meet and work with some of these warriors during the filming of the Special Forces documentary while they trained at Dugway, UT. just a few short months ago. I will remember then as good friends and dedicated soldiers. De Oppresso Liber.
Dennis W. Zerull 1SG USA SF (Retired). <Zerull@worldnet.att.net>
Sandy, UT USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 08:38:18 (PST)
Brave young men of HONOR fill us all with pride. I wish the families STRENGTH in the knowledge that their "Quiet Professionals" will be remembered by their COURAGE.
Steve Mozian, SGM (Ret.), SF '67-'87 <smozian3@home.com>
Huntsville, AL USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 08:29:23 (PST)
I don't know what to say except "Thanks Guys," to men who lost their lives doing the right thing, doing it for me.
Matt Jacobson/ex-Gunshiper <mjacobso@itd.state.id.us>
Post Falls, Id USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 07:58:27 (PST)
There are no words sufficient to express the loss of these three brave SF warriors. They gave willingly, cheerfully, completely, and their loss will be the example others will continue to follow far into the future. I am proud to salute these brothers, and to have been for a short time, one of them. God bless these soldiers, their families, comrades and friends. Their tears and pride are shared by all Americans. Thank God these men are properly revered by their country.
Ron Fory, MAJ USASF (Ret) 5SFGA 69-70, 1SFGA 70-73 <rpfory@yahoo.com>
Fort Worth, TX USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 07:48:03 (PST)
I would like to offer my condolences at your loss. No words can express how I feel about the selfless contributions these men made. We all live knowing this is the ultimate price we may be called on to pay...They did so honorably. I pray the Lord will grant you peace and comfort. 
TSgt Rick Bagnall, 242 Combat Communications Squadron <rtbagna@aol.com>
Spokane, WA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 07:44:03 (PST)
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and families of the fallen. America mourns with you. We stand with you.
CW3 Chuck Woodson, SF, SOCPAC <Chuck@atribute.tv>
Aptos, CA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 07:43:41 (PST)
Always remember that the man who fights for his ideals is the man who is truly free. Be assured that they would not have wanted it any other way and that we will remember them always.
F. Richard Hayse 1/7SFG, 2/7SFG, USASFT, 1/10SFG <richard_hayse@winston-school.org>
Dallas, TX USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 07:42:14 (PST)
Honor never dies. Heroes live forever in our hearts.
Frank B. Falligant - 1st SFG, 46th SFCA, USSOCOM <ITG6@AOL.COM>
Charlotte, NC USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 07:41:19 (PST)
To the families of the fallen: please accept our family's deepest condolences. We, like many others, will keep their brave spirits alive through our prayers and remembrances.
Jon Comini 5th SFGA 67-68 <iwwa@nwinfo.net>
Yakima, WA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 07:36:02 (PST)
The members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4907 and American Legion Post #84 located in Wellsboro, PA would like to offer our deepest expressions of sympathy to the families of Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory, and Brian Prosser. At times like this, the slogan "For Those Whose Fought, Freedom Has A Flavor The Protected Can Never Know", stands once again to remind us that "The Price For Freedom Is Not Cheap". We will remember these heroes as we remember another local hero of 5th SF at our POW/MIA Remembrance ceremonies - SFC. William Boyle, MIA (LAOS - 1970)
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4907 and American Legion Post #84 <vet4907@netscape.net>
Wellsboro, PA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 07:35:53 (PST)                                                (250)
May God be with these three Brave Men's Families and Friends during this tragic ordeal. God Bless You
Paul Eddie Hill SF <paulehill@eohio.net >
Tippecanoe, Ohio USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 07:34:47 (PST)
To the Family, Team Members and Friends of MSG Jeff Davis, SFC Dan Petithory and SSG Brian Prosser, the men of C Co, 2/10 SFG(A) and the 10th Special Forces Group express our sincere condolences for the loss of these warriors in the line of duty in this nations defense. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of need. God Bless them!
CW2 Darrin Slovanick, Co C, 2/10 SFG(A) <Slovanid@soc.mil>
Ft. Carson, CO USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 07:33:45 (PST)
For the families: We would like to forward our deepest sympathies. Knowing this is cold comfort, we want to reassure you that your sacrifice was not in vain. Always seeking to be worthy of you, we will lay our service on the altar in honor of our fallen comrades and raise our sons in the light of their example. God bless you and keep you.
Dave and Lori Johnson, 2/5 SFG(A), USASOC, 1/3 SFG(A), SOCCENT <david.johnson2@hqda.army.mil>
Washington, DC USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 07:32:11 (PST)
Our deepest sympothy to the familys of these young men.
Don Valentine, 5th SFGA, 1st SFGA, 3d SFGA, 46th SF Co. <deval@planetc.com>
Del Rio, TN USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 07:29:16 (PST)
Long live the memories of these warriors who gave their lives in the faithful defense of our glorious nation! God Bless.
SGM Bruce A. Ring <ringb@soc.mil>
Ft Lewis, WA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 07:25:35 (PST)
I and all members of my family are deeply sorry for the recent loss of the 3 members of Special Force - Daniel, Jefferson & Brian. We shared your mourning of our country heroes who gave their life to protect our freedom and peace. Thank you and God Bless!
Chi & Chris potter <cpotter@empire.net>
Merrimack, NH USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 07:24:04 (PST)
Long live the memories of these warriors who gave their lives in the faithful defense of our glorious nation! God Bless.
SGM Bruce A. Ring <ringb@soc.mil>
Ft Lewis, WA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 07:20:25 (PST)
It is with deepest regret on this tragic loss, that we honor these proud soldiers and families. Flowers will be placed at Patriot park Pigeonforge, TN Brad Hieatt, President
Rolling Thunder CH3 TENN <www.rollingthundertn3.com>
Sevierville, TN USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 07:20:24 (PST)
Chapter 51, Special Forces Association, expresses our deepest and sincerest sympathies to the families and loved ones of these American heroes. Let us never forget! God bless you all..... De Oppresso Liber
Laurence Collins SFA Chapter 51 <webmaster@sfa51.org>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 07:03:18 (PST)
Sincere condolences and my deepest symphathy to the families of our brave SF comrades fallen in Afghanistan.
Rolf R. Kreuscher, USSF (ret.) D-71 <RolfRK1@juno.com>
Raleigh, NC USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 06:59:46 (PST)
My wife Carol and I wish to extend our deepest feelings of sympathy and condolence to the families and friends of Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory and Brian Prosser. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this trying time.
CWO-3 Ret. USA Stan Shank D-799 SFA/SOA 1543GL 10th, 3rd, 5th SFG & CCC <carostan@mindspring.com>
Lake City, TN USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 06:58:18 (PST)
1st SFG(A) sends our heart felt sympathy for your losses.
Jody Nacy, 3 BN/1st SFG(A) <nacyj@soc.mil>
Ft. Lewis, WA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 06:32:23 (PST)

Sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to the families of the three brave 'De Oppresso Liber' fighters (Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory and Brian Prosser).
Doan Huu Dinh - SOA 1336GL, Liaison Service/Strategic Technical Directorate/ARVN <dhd7819@aol.com>
Springfield, VA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 06:18:20 (PST)


To the 5th US/SF group, We are deeply sorry for the loss of your brave commrades. It remind us that we were fought side by side in Vietnam war. Our prayers are with in this time of great loss. They are Hero who will not forgotten.
Thai Phan Vice President, RVN/SF/Ass. of Washington State <anna118@juno.com>
Seattle, WA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 06:08:46 (PST)
May God keep you close during this time of sorrow.
Tim Kirk USASF 65-69
Elk River, MN USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 06:03:54 (PST)
"Too full already is the grave, of fellows who were young and brave, and died because they were." Words will not help now, but may help heal in the future. Please know that your loss is also ours, and our hearts are heavy.
Dennis P. Myers, LTC, Ret., A-405, A-416, Co. D, 5th SFG, C Co., 11th SFG, 82d Abn Div. <dennis_myers@ncports.com>
Wilmington, NC USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 06:03:09 (PST)
My deepest sympathy to all 3 SF soldiers and condolences to their families. Your loss was premature but you will never be forgotten. You are heroes now and forever. God bless!
1SG (ret) Ponciano S. Cortez <ponciano.cortez@cen.amedd.army.mil>
San Antonio,, TX USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 06:01:59 (PST)
What a terrible loss. My prayers and deepest sympathies go out to the families of those very special soldiers. My husband is out there somewhere, I can relate...
Miriam Gamble <miriamg7@excite.com>
Clarksville, TN USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 06:01:05 (PST)

May their souls and all the souls of the departed Green Berets rest in peace. May God bless your families now and forever in the future.
Daniel J Yost SFA Chapter 67 <dyost@reliantenergy.com>
Johnstown, Pa. USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 05:56:31 (PST)


Our deepest sympathies to families of these Brave SF. We prayers are with you in this time of great loss they were brave men who will not forgotten.
Thai Phan Vice President,RVN/SF/Ass. of Washington State <anna118@juno.com>
Seattle, WA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 05:54:19 (PST)
To the families, friends, and comrades of MSG Jefferson Davis, SFC Daniel Petithory, and Brian Prosser: Our prayers are with you! We are sorry for your loss! They died for something greater than all of us and they are in a better place. God bless! Paul Agosta
Paul P Agosta Jr (Retired SF) <agostajr@aol.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 05:44:46 (PST)
My condolences to all the friends and family of the three soldiers KIA on December 5th. Nick (my husband) served with Dan in Alpha company several years ago. We always remembered him as the guy with lots of stories to tell. Our family grieves with your families. Sincerely, Carrie Nowatney
Carrie Nowatney 583 FRG POC <nowatneyc@juno.com>
Oak Grove, KY USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 05:42:30 (PST)
Your memories will not be forgotten nor will your families. May God Bless them all.
CPT Dennis Donegan ODA-013 Detachment Commander <dpdonegan@hotmail.com>
APO, AE USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 05:37:09 (PST)
The family of the late Roy P. Benavidez, US Army, 5th SF Group, CMOH, would like to express our deepest and most sincere condolences to the family of these brave men. May you find comfort and solace in the years to come.
Noel Benavidez <noel@benavidez.com>
El Campo, TX USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 05:35:38 (PST)
God bless, god speed. May we always stay a family of brothers. Seems like we pay more than others.
Jim "Pete" Peters <jkpeters99@aol.com>
Tampa, FL USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 05:17:36 (PST)                                (225)
We truly feel the pain of your lost, not knowing what to say except this message I found in... Voices From The Wall.. "If you are able save for them a Place inside of you And save one backward glance When you are leaving for the Places they can no longer go. Be not ashamed to say you love Them and that you will never forget Them. For each time you mention Their names and remember them They are finally being honored and Respected like the real heroes Each and all of them are. And finally with a big smile all Of them can say we truly are Home" God Speed De Oppresso Liber
Roger Sander Chapter 26 SFA <roger_sander@cnt.com>
Pasadena, MD USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 04:51:44 (PST)
NH Northeast POW/MIA Network, Thank you, Blessings.. They will live in our hearts forever. Semper Fi
Bob Jones, Hospital Corpsman, Vietnam 66-67 <RJONES@LRGH.ORG>
Meredith, NH USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 04:44:47 (PST)
Deepest sympathies to the families and friends of these fallen warriors. May God grant you strength and comfort through these days. These men are an inspiration and source of motivation for fellow SOF operators around the world.
Dave Snider, Commander C/1-10th SFG(A)
Boblingen, Germany - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 04:41:51 (PST)
Our thoughts and prayers are with all three families. God Bless you! Barry, Jeannie and Winston Jones
Barry Jones, SWTG <jonesbj@janrix.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 04:11:32 (PST)
To the families of these brave young men, again we ask them to go in harms way, they went and gave the ultimate sacrifice. for this, forever we are eternal grateful, may the heavenly father embrace them in his loving arms. we will miss them.  
Ken Riskedahl, USN, RSVN, 67-68 <krisk@netbci.com>
Tupelo, MS USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 04:10:24 (PST)
Jeff Davis, Dan Petithory, and Cody Prosser upheld the proudest and most honored traditions established of the 5th Special Forces Group. They never asked what their country could do for them, but they gave all for their country. I am proud to say I served with them. See you guys on the high ground.........
Gary Danley <danleyg@juno.com>
Tampa, FL USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 04:08:16 (PST)
Our deepest sympathy to the families of these young men. They will not be forgotten.
Dan & Pat Dunnum <ddunnum@mindspring.com>
Versailles, Ky USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 03:10:11 (PST)
They paid the ultimate sacrifice in order that even those who don't deserve it can live in peace and security. I salute them and say that even at the going down of the Sun we will remember!!!! My condolences to their families, you can hold your heads up high for they died as Men!!! God Bless. Terry
Terry Cook ex 1 Commando Rhodesian Light InfantryLight <cook.sus@tiscali.co.uk>
Woodbridge, United Kingdom - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 02:11:12 (PST)
To The Men of 5th Group, I am deeply sorry for the loss of your comrades. I know they will be missed by their families as well as us warriors. They died for their country, defending our freedom against the evils of terrorism. God be with them. 
David P. McNeill II A-1-10th SFG (A) <mcneilld@hotmail.com>
APO, AE Germany - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 01:53:09 (PST)
Our deepest, most heartfelt sympathies to your families. Our prayers are with you in this time of great loss. They were good men who will not be forgotten.
Tim and Lisa Williams, 1/5 and 2/5 SFG(A) <trlpwill@aol.com>
Brunssum, The Netherlands - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 01:43:05 (PST)
These three men have given their all to secure liberty for others. They have show us all an example of the words JFK spoke 30 years ago "We shall pay any price, bear any burden, to assure the success of liberty." I salute you all and also to my brothers in arms who continue to "fight the good fight," continue to hold the banner high and charge on. De Oppresso Liber
Alex Rogers CW2, USA 2/3rd SFG. SWC, 1/10th SFG <a_d_rogers@hotmail.com>
USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 01:03:31 (PST)
I am grateful each day that there are men and women serving so honorably and selflessly in our military so that we can enjoy the freedoms and privileges that we do. I am especially inspired by my colleagues here at 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (A), and SF in general is very dear to my heart. My husband and I offer our condolences to the families of these three noble fallen warriors. They have not died in vain. Mrs. Heidi Durig Heiby, Language Program Manager 1-10 SFG (A), Boeblingen, Germany..
Mrs. Heidi Durig Heiby, 1-10 SFG (A) <hheiby@hotmail.com>
Boeblingen, Germany - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 00:59:10 (PST)
God bless the families of these fine men. We have lost three of THE BEST THAT AMERICA HAS TO OFFER. There are two types of people in America today - those that Protect Freedom and Liberty and those that suck Freedom and Liberty by enjoying the freedoms and liberties that others have provided whilst tearing them down - Freedom Protectors and freedom suckers! These fine men are the best of the Freedom Protectors. de oppresso liber
Jeffrey D. "Mario" Smith, RA 1975-1978 <jeff.smith@intermaxcomputer.com>
Lexington, KY USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 00:46:12 (PST)
From all the Quiet Professionals stationed in Kuwait, our sincere condolences to the families of MSG Davis, SFC Petithory and SSG Prosser. They paid the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the freedoms that all Americans cherish and they will never be forgotten. De Oppresso Liber
LTC Craig Brown, 5th SFG, SOCCENT <browncr@kuwait.army.mil>
Camp Doha, Kuwait  - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 00:36:45 (PST)
The ultimate sacrifice has been given by those men who ask not for themselves, but give it freely with honor. To my brothers, I am proud to call you my own and to all the families of these men, We are here for you always. GOD bless.
SSG Brian N. Davis 1/1 SFG (A) <sf_sivad@hotmail.com>
Torii Station, Okinawa - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 20:58:28 (PST)
My deepest sympathy to all of the families and friends of these proud warriors, they have given their all for the ideals of our nation; they are indeed heroes. Please know that my family and I send our prayers out to all of you, as your loved ones have joined the roll call of our fallen comrades. John , Keep the Faith
John Eddleman, SGM, USA (RET) <wd5gmx@juno.com>
San Angelo, TX USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 20:54:01 (PST)
There are no words, you are now at peace to your families your loss is great, I thank you for instilling such great honor, morals, ethics in such great men. Their sacrifice has helped free so many people that do not have the basics of human rights. I will meet you at the Fiddler's Tree, the first round is on me. Job WELL DONE Brothers, you have earned your rest.
Garcia, Jim USA 1st 509th ABCT, 1st 508th (82nd Abn Div), 1st 17th Air Cav(82nd Abn Div), <jgarcia2125@earthlink.net>
Westminster, CA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 20:49:07 (PST)
There are no words, you are now at peace to your families your loss is great, I thank you for instilling such great honor, morales, ethics in such great men. Their sacrifice has helped free so many people that do not have the basics of human rights. I will meet you at the Fiddler's Tree, the first round is on me. Job WELL DONE Brothers, you have earned your rest.
Garcia, Jim USA 1st 509th ABCT, 1st 508th (82nd), 1st 17th Air Cav(82), <jgarcia2125@earthlink.net>
Westminster, CA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 20:47:34 (PST)
I know that words cannot take the place of your loved ones. My deepest sympathy to the families. Pow/Mia family member Vietnam 1968 Barbara Grzyb.
Barbara Grzyb <bobbi1967@msn.com>
Lowell, MA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 20:39:56 (PST)
We are sending our sons and now our daughters to fight in foreign lands. The cost of fighting on foreign soil is low compared to fighting on our own soil. Two days of infamy now come to mind when we remember the bravery and courage of our military and our non-military. On December 7th our military fought back against the Japanese sneak attack. On September 11th it was our firefighters and police who fought a courageous battle save the civilian lives in New York and Washington D.C.  In Pennsylvania it was the courage of civilian airline passengers fighting against the terrorists. Peace comes out of a ballot box not out of a gun barrel. We must never forsake freedom and stay our hand in the effort to spread democracy throughout the world. The three Special Forces soldiers stand in legion with the patriots of our nation who have fought and died for our country and the freedom that it stands for. My appreciation for their sacrifice is not much to send to the grieving families but is is all that I have. Sincerely Sheila L Richardson USMC Vietnam
Sheila L Richardson - USMC <sheilalr@lycos.com>
Bellingham, WA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 20:34:48 (PST)
My deepest condolences and warmest prayers are with the families of these true heroes. Our wonderful country continues to enjoy it's freedom only because of the sacrifices of those as JD Davis, Dan Petithory and Cody Prosser. Every man within the SF community feels the loss of these three gallant soldiers.
Don Presler 5th SFG (A) RVN 64-65 MACVSOG 68-69 <dtpresler@msn.com>
Wildomar,, CA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 19:27:50 (PST)
On behalf of the membership of the Freedom Chapter 430, Vietnam Veterans of America, Philadelphia, PA, We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of our young brothers. As young soldiers in a strange country far from home we stared death in the face everyday. We know the hardships that soldiers face in the day to day operations in a combat zone We remember waking in the morning in the jungle, not knowing if today was your last. To the families we say thank you that your loved ones served their nation to keep us free. Our hearts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Rest in peace young brothers, Someday we shall stand arm to arm. Our Nation is saddened by your passing, and proud of your of your service, Respectfully..
Jack Thomas <FIRSTCAV70@AOL.COM>
Philadelphis, PA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 18:56:26 (PST)
May God have mercy upon their souls, and receive them at once into His protection. As a sole surviving son (my 19 year old brother, Kevin Rohring died in Vietnam Mar 27, 67) I would offer a special prayer and condolence for the families of Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory, and Brian Prosser. You MUST understand that WE, the Vets that surround you now, will always be there if you should have a need. I especially ask that the brothers and sisters of these fallen Americans be given special assistance, and Love, during this tragic time. Brothers and Sisters are those unseen family members. Remember, that as long as one person remembers, our fallen will never be forgotten. Member, THAILAND, LAOS, CAMBODIA BROTHERHOOD.
Keith Rohring, SGT, USAF, Vietnam Vet <krohring@aol.com>
Albuquerque, NM USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 18:50:55 (PST)
May God bless and keep all of the SF family.
James F Richie 10th SFG, 7th SFG & 5th SFG '66 <richiehaus@juno.com>
Lawrence, KS USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 17:46:28 (PST)
Excellent memorial to Jeff, Dan and Brian. They have served their nation to their fullest, and bring honor to those who have gone before them, wearing the Green Beret.
Hal Castle, MSG, USA Retired <hecatle@aol.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 16:54:32 (PST)                                     (200)
I have dwelt on the deaths of these brave warriors in depth. Words can be difficult to express the deeply felt sorrow at the souls lost, lives not lived, loved ones never to be held again. These wonderful American men wore their nations uniform - the Uniform of the "Green Berets" with distinction, with dignity, and most of all, with Honor. They honored us with their service, they humble us with their sacrifice, and they give every true-blooded American reason to pause - at great length - and reflect on just what it means to be a true American. They chose the most honorable of professions, in one of the most honorable of the honorable. The Army Special Forces "family" is even better for having had these three warriors in their ranks. The Army Special Forces "family" is heavy of heart because of their passing. As a combat veteran, as a United States Marine, and as an American, I most humbly stand at attention and render the most sincere salute to these brave men, their unbreachable dedication to their service and their nation. I salute them for all they were, all they stood for, and for their memory which will for always be a marked chapter in the history of free peoples all around the globe. September 11, 2001 saw these men begin a journey that ended with their lives in some god-forsaken corner of this earth. A place than the vast majority of Americans never heard of and knew little to nothing of. Now, in that remote part of this planet, their blood has made sacred the soil upon which they last stood. That small part of this place we all call Earth is theirs and theirs alone. Bought and paid for with their very own blood. That place is forever sacred unto them. Let no man, let no woman who cherishes and enjoys the freedoms we Americans take for granted, ever take for granted the supreme sacrifice of Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory and Brian Prosser. Three of the best of the best American ever had to offer. May God Grant each of you eternal Peace. And I shall remember you always...and allow none to forget you if within my power to do to. Semper Fidelis, Major Bill "Rocky" Donahue USMC Ret. (brother to all Special Forces patriots)
Major "Rocky" Donahue USMC Ret <junglerat@triad.rr.com>
Greensboro, NC USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 16:48:59 (PST)
De Oppresso Liber says it all. To the family and friends who lost Jefferson Davis, Danial Petithory and Brian Prosser your loss can not be erased by mine or any others words. Those of us in the SF family we grieve with you as we have lost a younger member of our family also. They sacrificed their lives so the oppressed could be set free. There is no higher honor a man could obtain than that. Those of us who have served in combat with the Green Berets will never forget the ones who have fallen. Know this they did not die in vain. I'll buy them a round at the Green Beret Club in Heaven when I join them there with the other fallen Berets. God be with you.
195th AHC MACV-SOG CCS 1968 <produckfan@yahoo.com>
Eugene, Or. USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 16:46:05 (PST)
To those who fell in the service of our country, bringing honor to the 5th SFG(A), and glory to our Regiment, you will never be forgotten. To the friends and family you left behind, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and comfort you in your sorrow.
Pat and Susan Higgins, 3/5th, 2/5th SFG(A) <higp123@aol.com>
Carlisle, PA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 16:41:09 (PST)
God be with you in your loss and grief. We thank him for brave honorable men such as Jefferson, Daniel and Brian.
Nancy Beck 1ST SFG mother <nanbeck103@aol.com>
Topton, PA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 16:40:07 (PST)
To the families, friends and team mates of Jeff, Daniel and Brian, my personal condolences and the condolences of the members of Chapter XXXI, SF Assn "The Billy M. Smith Memorial Chapter of North Texas", for your loss of these brave soldiers. Their loss was not in vain. they join the long list of Special Forces soldiers who have gone in harms way and have made the ultimate sacrifice "To Free The Oppressed". We who have served and who have worn the Green Beret so proudly salute them and you. They will never be forgotten. George Petrie
George Petrie, Major, SF (Ret) Pres, SF Assn, Chapter XXXI, North Texas <kay08@aol.com>
Dallas, TX USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 16:38:08 (PST)
May God Grant His Eternal Peace to Jeff, Dan and Brian. These three American Warriors voluntarily put their lives on the line for the entire free world, not just the USA. "Forever from this earth...Forever in the Heavens." God Bless America and God Bless these three American Heroes.
Major "Rocky" Donahue USMC Ret <junglerat@triad.rr.com>
Greensboro, NC USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 16:23:20 (PST)
Your families will remember you. Your SF brothers will honor you. Your spirits will rest within all of us...forever.
David Lucier - 5th SFG (A) Det A-204 Kontum Mike Force - 1969 <davidflucier@msn.com>
Tempe, AZ USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 16:06:46 (PST)
In Jesus Name, I pray for the families & friends of these men. May the knowledge that they died doing the job that they loved, will some how ease the pain they must be going thru. Thank You Father
Jerry H Braudrick, former: A-104, C Co, 5th Special Forces, 1962/1965 <bettygoofy@aol.com>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 16:03:44 (PST)
To each of you that served with Sergeants Prosser, Petithory, and Davis; As a Vietnam Medic, I know personally the loss you great and brave soldiers feel with the loss of these fine men. In my heart, they are each one a hero in their own right, and should be remembered as such by us all. Bless each one of you that carry on, stand tall, and remember those brothers you have lost. God Bless each of those lost and may they be remembered by America with pride. John A. Hamm MSG, USA (Ret)
John A. Hamm, MSG, USA, (Ret), LRRP, 11th ACR, Vietnam <dochamm@keyway.net>
Pomona, CA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 15:47:25 (PST)
It is with a sincerely heavy heart that I heard of the passing of these three brave soldiers who are our defenders, friends, brothers, and sons. I have no poetic word which will ease the pain of anyone, but I know how to carry the pain for as a medic of 2 tours in Vietnam, I lost many friends. I carry them as honored brothers, each and every one in my heart. I carry them with a touch of responsibility since I was their medic and know each and every one is a hero. My condolences to the families of these men and to those with whom they served. Sincerely, John A. Hamm MSG, USA (Ret)
John A. Hamm, MSG, USA,(Ret) LRRP 11th ACR, Vietnam <dochamm@keyway.net>
Pomona, CA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 15:39:37 (PST)
For the courageous actions of these soldiers lost, my sympathy to their family, friends and loved ones. There is no doubt that their grief is shared in the hearts and minds of collective America. May they please know that we value immeasurably the contribution made by these men. We understand they were attempting to bring not just peace, but peace of mind, for all of us at home. Now, I pray, they rest in peace.
Pat Risng <chattypatty813@aol.com>
Elk Grove Village, IL USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 14:54:11 (PST)
To all the Families of the Special Forces Group members that were "released to stand guard with The Lord", I want to say that I will remember all in my prayers and will pass on this info to my Chapter; my Pastor's, and my friends. Their duty here was Heroic; and now these brave Men are watching over "us" and guarding the Gates we will all pass. I am forever grateful to have had them protecting our freedoms that we so gratefully cherish. My heart is with them and I extend all my love and devotion to their families. May God Bless all of you
Rev. David A. Smith; LM VVA#127 <ke4uei@gate.net>
Stuart, FL USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 14:53:50 (PST)
I wish to express my deepest sympathies to the families of Master Sgt Jefferson Davis, Sgt 1st Class Daniel Petithory and Staff Sgt Brian Prosser on the tragic loss of three of America's finest Heroes. As the wife of a MACVSOG member 5/9/69, Laos, my heart grieves with you. Most sincerely, Carol Walters
Carol Walters <carolwalters@webtv.net>
palatine, il USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 14:38:04 (PST)
My deepest condolences to the families, and most profound respect for our fallen teammates, who truly were “...men of vision, daring to be different. Men who had confidence in themselves, trusted their comrades and left their fate to god. They were men of courage who earned and wore the green beret.” "I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course; I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7 Rest in peace brothers. De Oppresso Liber!
Don Cox, LTC (Ret) Det-A, 1-10th, 2-5th <iamsf@aol.com>
Valrico, FL USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 14:30:35 (PST)
These men were the cream of the crop, the elite of the best our country had to offer. They died the most honorable way a man could die, defending the freedom of his country. We are indebted in ways we cannot even describe, but someday (God willing) we'll be able to tell them in person.
Paul E. Rifenberg <rifenbergp@aol.com>
Niles, MI USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 14:03:22 (PST)
I am sorry to hear about the loss of these brave soldiers who died in action, to make the world safe of terrorists. My feelings go out to the families of the men here. I hope they didn't die in vein and the people who were to blame,  Bin Laden will be brought to justice. God bless you all and God bless America
Bob Martin , x-British Army <bn@bitel.net>
Bielefeld, NRW  Germany - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 14:02:00 (PST)
This is a sad occasion for me. I personally take the loss of these three very outstanding soldiers as a personal loss. I departed 3rd BN, 5th SFG (A) as the BN CSM one week before SEP 11, 01. I can not begin to express how proud I am of Jeff, Dano, and Cody, these men are the "True Quiet Professionals". I was Jeff's Company SGM as well as his BN CSM. Jeff, I will miss you, however I will not forget your devilish smile! That was your personality. Dano, I'll also miss you, and I'll never forget how you would always turn a bad situation into a good one with your comedy! You are a happy-go-lucky guy. Cody, I can see you now, your still pumping that iron and you'll always be in tip-top shape! You are a top of the line soldier! To the families, I offer you my sincere condolences and hope and pray that you understand that they are being taken care of by the most powerful person in the universe. These fine outstanding Special Operators are the pride of Special Forces. They understood what they faced and still did not hesitate to step forward to protect freedom and those that were not free. To them I will always and forever be eternally grateful for their service to this wonderful nation and her people. Our loss is the gain of the oppressed, they have been set free. My heartfelt love and respect goes to Jeff, Dano, Cody and their families. If they ever need any assistance, I will always be there. De Oppresso Liber. CSM Jay F. Lovelace.
CSM Jay F. Lovelace, B/2/7 SF, C/3/7 SF, HHC, SWC, C/2/5 SF, HHD/5 SF, 3/5 (CSM) SF, CSM 4/1 SWTG (A) <lovelacj@soc.mil>
Fort Bragg, NC USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 13:56:21 (PST)
We grieve with you over your loss. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten in our family.
Paul and Kathleen Rogalla <pkr1@msn.com>
Lakeside, CA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 13:33:39 (PST)
Out heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to the families of these fallen Heroes. The United States is a better place because these fine men did their job. God Bless them and all their families & friends. Lost my cousin in Vietnam, he was like a brother to me, I know what pain you are feeling, but I also know the pride that goes along with it. There is a special place in heaven for hero's like these.
Mike Bradley, USAF Fire /Crash/Rescue, Ubon, Thailand, 1968-69 <alesfromdebary@aol.com>
DeBary, FL USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 13:30:06 (PST)
Freedom can be a cruel mistress. Good for most to take for granted, hard for the warriors and their families in terms of payment. These warriors did not die in vain, they died to keep this country free. They will not be forgotten as long as we remember their sacrifice. De Oppresso Liber
MSG Kevin "Snake" Smith <moylesmith@mebtel.net>
MEBANE, NC USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 13:13:53 (PST)
To all the families and friends of the Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory, and Brian Prosser please accept my condolences for the loss of these fine young men. They placed them selves in harms way with great courage and honor. An unknown poet once wrote " To every man death cometh soon or late. How can a man die better then facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his father and the temple of his God" Be proud of your sons . They represented the best of our nation with strength and honor. Sincerely, Ben Roberts." De Oppresso Liber" Santa Barbara, California Ben Roberts former member 5th Special Forces Goleta, Ca USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 13:08:38 (PST)
Ben Roberts former member of the 5th Special Forces <benxbev@earthlink.net>
Goleta, Ca USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 13:13:08 (PST)

My family's prayers and thoughts go out to the families of these young warrior brothers who gave the ultimate in the name of freedom.
Raymond Fratus, 5th SF Viet Nam, CCN 1968, Mobile Guerillas 1967, B-36 Mobile Srike Force 1970. <mustang_01@msn.com>
Hereford, AZ USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 13:04:02 (PST)


My sincerest regrets to the families and team mates. You are in my prayers and thoughts. De oppresso liber
David J Holton 5th SFG 69-70, Vietnam <sneakypete57@hotmail.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 12:18:09 (PST)
We share the sadness of your lose. You can be proud of the courage your Special Forces soldier displayed serving in a hostile environment. He is a great example of our motto "De Opresso Liber". We will not allow his memory to fade away.
Merle Eckles B-56, 5th SFGA 66/67 <mgeckles@utm.net>
San Diego, CA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 11:50:23 (PST)
Our thoughts and our prayers are with your families at this time. We will never forget the sacrifices you all made for us and to protect our country. GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Marcia & Ken Shepherd <kmshep@netins.net>
Wilton, IA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 11:39:37 (PST)                            (175)
God Bless you all. You are the best of the best.
Bill Adams, SFOB , A251, B24,5th Gp 69-70; 2/5 72-76. <WAdams6524@aol.com>
Kamuela, HI USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 11:24:59 (PST)
The final words of Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson as he died of the wounds received in battle were, "Let us cross over the river and rest in the shade of the trees." Our three brave kid brothers have crossed over the river and are now resting. I would like to offer my sincere condolences to all the family, friends and comrades in arms of these three brave men. They will live forever in the history of Special Forces and the United States military as we continue to "Fight so others shall remain free.' I also want to thank them for their sacrifice and courage. Our prayers are also with those that continue to carry the fight to the enemy. God bless us as we continue to avenge the attack on our country and defeat the enemy that poses a threat to our freedom and way of life. De Oppresso Liber!
Gregory Dunn 6th SFG, Task Force Advisory Element, RVN <gdunn@infi.net>
McLeansville, NC USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 10:48:15 (PST)
"QTA" my previous incomplete message BT May God bless the families and friends of these brave Special Forces warriors. They have given the ultimate sacrifice as they sought to "defend the defenseless and free the enslaved." BT I was very fortunate to have served with Jeff during the Persian Gulf War in the 2nd Bn,5th SFG. He was the epitome of the Special Forces soldier and the perfect "ODA" team member. Jeff was a man of great skill who was extremely dedicated, cool under fire and very courageous. Our Special Forces Creed states that we serve with the memory of those who have gone before us. Brian, Dan and Jeff you will never be forgotten. As you take your place in the heavenly ranks with our other fallen brothers be assured that we will uphold your honor and integrity. "De Oppresso Liber"
Colonel Bill Davis-- 5th SFG, 10th SFG, 11th SFG, PSSE, & JSOC <davisw@jfsc.ndu.edu>
Norfolk, VA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 10:47:00 (PST)
You gave renewed meaning to the words, "These are men, America's best". The long line of heroes started in the earliest days of our nation and you have joined their ranks. Others will follow as they carry the torch of liberty. God bless you, good and faithful servants. Our thoughts and prayers go with you and with your loved ones. Dick Morton, USA (Ret)
Dick Morton <RHM1957@aol.com>
Coronado, , CA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 10:46:37 (PST)
Those of us who stood in your shoes at a different time and place salute you. We feel a deep sense of pride that we were replaced by such brave and gallant men who gave the ultimate sacrifice. May the Lord bless you. De Oppresso Liber
SGM (Ret) Ted Boody <tedboody@aol.com>
North Babylon, NY USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 10:14:29 (PST)
To the Families of our Brothers who laid down their lives that others may live free from oppression and that we as a Nation can be safe from our enemies: "The LORD bless you, and keep you; The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace." This Nation, My Family, and I owe you a debt which can never be repaid.
Leamon L. Ratterree, 7th SFG and 7th RRFS <seventytimeseven@aol.com>
Mandan, ND USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 10:10:57 (PST)
To the families of the three brave warriors. Your husbands, sons, and brothers have not died in vain. They will be remembered always by the families and men who know the sacrifices it takes to wear the Green Beret. De Oppresso Liber!
G. A. Godfrey 1/7 SFG, 3/7 SFG, TF-160 <RAVEN0SIX@HOTMAIL.COM>
Oak Groove, KY USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 10:04:31 (PST)
May God bless the families and friends of these brave Special Forces warriors. They have given the ultimate sacrifice as they sought to "defend the defenseless and free the enslaved." I was very fortunate to have served with Jeff during the Persian Gulf War in the 2nd Bn, 5th SFG. He was the epitome of the Special Forces soldier. A great team player, A man of great skill, Dedicated, Cool under fire and Very courageous.
Colonel Bill Davis-- 5th SFG, 10th SFG, 11th SFG, PSSE, & JSOC <davisw@jfsc.ndu.edu>
Norfolk, VA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 09:52:41 (PST)
To all the families and loved ones of our fallen warriors: God has a special place in Valhalla where we will all one day stand in formation together beneath the colors. May God, in his love and mercy, provide you with strength and comfort during this time of loss. In an age of ambivalence, uncertainty, and moral relativism, these men showed that there are still heroes that walk among us. Strength and Honor, James R. Jarrett
SSG James R. Jarrett: 7th SFG, 8thSFG, 5thSFG (Project Delta Recon & Recondo), 10thSFG, IMA (SF Schools) <jrjarrett@hotmail.com>
Quemado, NM USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 09:42:08 (PST)
Guys, I didn't know you, but I've known so many like you to know that there were none like you. It bothers me that I will never have the chance to know you, and my heart goes out to those who knew and lost you. You can never be replaced but you will never be forgotten.
Kevin O'Brien, 10th, 11th, 20th SF 1980- <kevin.obrien@us.army.mil>
Lynn, MA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 09:23:34 (PST)
It deeply saddens me as I knew each of these men personally. I was getting on an airplane heading west into retirement in early October while my comrades were heading off to war. The hardest thing to accept is that I am not there with my friends and comrades. The only relief that I have is knowing that these three soldiers did not die in vain and that no matter what the outcome of this conflict is, they will always be remembered. I know that when their memorial trees are planted on the 5th Group parade field they will grow strong and their roots will intertwine with the roots of trees planted for past fallen comrades. De Oppresso Libre
MSG(ret) Steven E. Gough C/3/10, B/1/10, C/3/1, 2/1 SFTG JFKSWC, B/3/5 <cracklinrosetn@hotmail.com>
Marysville, WA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 09:22:10 (PST)
On behalf of ODA 174, we wish to express our deepest sympathies. Your loved one is gone, but not forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
H. Dan Hill 1st SFG(A) <DANO2605@aol.com>
Lakewood, WA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 09:10:58 (PST)
To the families and friends of these brave soldiers who died in defense of our nation, our prayers are with you. "In our lifetime we have only 2 or 3 chances to be heroes, but everyday we have a chance to not be cowards." These three men will always be remembered for heading to the sounds of battle and doing their duty no matter what the costs. God Bless Them!
CSM(Ret) Michael W. Jefferson: 7th, 5th, 3rd SFG (1979-1998) <mssjeff@yahoo.com>
El Paso, TX USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 08:24:18 (PST)
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve for your loved one. Their sacrifice shall not be in vain as we mourn the loss of one of our own. John Hathcock SFA Chapter VI..
John Hathcock <johnhath@candw.ky>
Charlotte, NC USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 08:21:36 (PST)
Phil, This is a great service you are performing for SF. I telephoned my condolences to the family in Massachusetts of S/Sgt Petithory and invited them to the SF Company C Christmas Observation party in Springfield, MA on 15 December where I have been invited to be the speaker. I am consumed with sadness that some of our young people, kid brothers and sons, have to make the ultimate sacrifice for our nation as did so many of us in Vietnam and SE Asia and Korea and on the opsec missions performed by Green Berets all over the world. I will certainly mention in my address these three most recent quiet professionals KIA in Afghanistan. I will be thinking of them over the Christmas holidays, which I will be spending, with some of our guys in Afghanistan, with my appreciation and warm friendship..
Robin Moore <rmoore31@aol.com>
Concord, Massachusetts USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 08:16:19 (PST)
I have lost a friend, but feel pride in the fact he did what was required of him. His family's loss is out loss.
Marvin Crist, 5th SFG, 1st SFG and SWC <mcrist@sfa38.org>
Hopkinsville, KY USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 08:09:09 (PST)
I am deeply saddened by the loss of these fine soldiers. To the families of each, I offer my sincere condolences. Each family member has much to be proud of when recalling the service provided our nation by these courageous members of the SF community. (Former 5th and 10th SFGA member.)
John Perchard <abnltc@aol.com>
Marstons Mills, MA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 07:41:14 (PST)
May God be with them and their loves ones. They are HEROES and will always be. JJ
John (JJ) Johnson, SFC Ret. A-B/1/7th, A-C/37th , SWC <ods0713@att.net>
Pensacola, FL USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 07:00:13 (PST)
As parents of a deceased Green Beret, SSGT Cary C. Ward, Jr., we share your grief and understand the heavy heart you bear. We pray that God will see you through this tragedy. These brave men died for a worthy cause and deserve the Nation's highest gratitude. They truly died as heroes. God Bless you and I pray that these men did not die in vain.
Cary C. Ward,Sr. <sisi5@juno.com>
Cantonment, FL USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 06:58:57 (PST)
My heart goes out to the families of these brave men who make every SF soldier to come before them very proud. Mark Sprague
Mark Sprague 10th SFG <Mspague@northernlight.com>
Lexington, MA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 06:55:11 (PST)
I am very sorry for the loss of these 3 brave men. Their efforts and lives are greatly appreciated. My brother is an Airborne Ranger in JSOC. Our prayers are out there for everyone during this terrible time of our lives. GOD BLESS!
Isa Center
Milton, KY USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 06:47:46 (PST)
Having been there and done that in the 80's I have a feeling of what the families of these brave men are going through. There is no loss greater than that of a loved one, but these men did not die in vain. They were doing what they were trained for and what they loved. My family and I pray for you at this time of need. You are not alone.
MSG, Retired, George Tabor, 10th SFG (A) <oda063@aol.com>
Tulsa, OK USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 06:21:47 (PST)
I would like to give thanks to these three great American Heroes who fought and gave their lives in Afghanistan. Also, I would like to thank their families, and send my deepest condolences and my prayer to their families. Rest in peace, my brothers! God Bless You! and God Bless America! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Tristan/75th Ranger <tsutrisno@hotmail.com>
Hazleton, PA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 05:50:41 (PST)
My family and I would like to offer our condolence and prayers to the families of Master Sergeant Jefferson Donald Davis, Sergeant First Class Daniel Henry Petithory and Staff Sergeant Brian Cody Prosser. Although they are gone and words seem inadequate at times like this, be comforted in the knowledge that they will live on in the memories of those who knew them and they will serve as an inspiration to all, There is no greater honor than to serve on the side of justice, and a special place is reserved for those who fall while serving this noble calling.
John Blevins, Det A, 5th SFG, 3rd SFG, 7th SFG, 10th SFG <ablev4403@aol.com>
Bardstown, KY USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 05:44:18 (PST)                                          (150)
Marijane and I offer our deepest sympathy to the families of these young men, whose ultimate service was to help rid the world of terrorism and tyranny. Our great nation will be forever grateful.
Chuck Fry, 77th,10th,8th,5th, 7th, SOCSouth. <chuckf@gdsys.net >
USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 04:49:16 (PST)
When a loved one becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. Lest we forget... De Oppresso Liber
Bob Leicht; 1st, 2d, 3d Bns, 1st SFG <rcleicht@home.com>
Oak Ridge, TN USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 03:56:26 (PST)
My deepest and sincere condolances to the families these men who so nobly served their country.
D. Peter Young , 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, &TNG <Greenberet@Oregonfast.net>
Florence, OR USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 03:02:03 (PST)
I would like to give thank to these three great American Heroes who fought and gave their lives in Afghanistan. Also, I would like to thank them and their families, and send my deepest condolences to their families. Rest in peace! And God Bless You! Thank You!!! (The son of a retired SF Major, Kim V. Tran)
Steven Tran <stran-minnesota@worldnet.att.net>
San Diego, CA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 02:10:20 (PST)
From me and my family, I send our sincere appreciation for the ultimate gift you have given to protect us. We will never fully be able to repay you for what you three have sacrificed for us. We will but do our best to honor the freedom purchased by your lives, we will honor your fellow American servicemen, we will honor the country and flag which you died to defend, we will pray that God will richly bless you for your willingness to place your lives in harm's way that the rest of us would be able to enjoy our lives in the safety of this great nation, and we will certainly never forget you. Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory, and Brian Prosser, we thank you. The family of Dennis Ellison
Dennis Ellison <gugaden@qwest.net>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 01:18:28 (PST)
My sincere condolences to the friends and families of these fallen SF brothers. They made the ultimate sacrifice doing what they believed in. They are the epitome of the Special Forces spirit. May they find the peace they gave their lives to protect. ODA 572 89-90.
Matt Anderson SWC, former 3rd & 5th SFG(A)
Ca USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 00:22:40 (PST)
I would like to thank these 3 Men for keeping us free and for giving everything they had so that others maybe safe and free. These Men are true American Hero's. Semper Fi
War_Horse USMC <det23@earthlink.net>
USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 00:19:26 (PST)
God Bless America and for these American Heroes who fought and made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan. My deepest condolences to their families and share your lost. It is by the heroic sacrifice from these distinguished gentlemen that Freedom is preserved for all mankind. My prayer is with you and your loved ones. (son of SF Commander, Colonel Ngo The Linh)
Hung Xuan Ngo (son of Special Forces Commander Ngo The Linh) <ngoxhung@pacbell.net>
San Jose, CA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 00:17:30 (PST)
May their souls rest in peace, for they made the ultimate sacrifice so that others may be free. And to there families, thank you, we’re sorry for your loss.
DUSTOFF
Ft. Lewis, WA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 00:07:47 (PST)
Recognizing that I volunteered as a Ranger, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession, I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor and high esprit-de-corps of my Ranger Regiment. Acknowleding the fact that a Ranger is a more elite soldier, who arrives at the cutting edge of battle by land, sea or air, I accept the fact that, as a Ranger, my country expects me to move further, faster and fight harder than any other soldier. Never shall I fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong and morally straight and I will shoulder more than my share of the burden, whatever it may be, one hundred percent and then some. Gallantly will I show the world that I am a specially selected and well trained soldier. My courtesy to superior officers, neatness of dress and care for equipment shall set the example for others to follow. Energetically will I meet the enemies of my country. I shall defeat them on the field of battle for I am better trained and will fight with all my might. Surrender is not a Ranger word. I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy and under no circumstances will I ever embarrass my country. Readily will I display the intestinal fortitude required to fight on to the Ranger objective and complete the mission, though I be the lone survivor. Rangers Lead The Way. God bless and God speed brothers. We will not forget you.
M. Taylor A/3/75 4thRTB
TX USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 00:02:31 (PST)
Chapter XL(40), Special Forces Association, Clearwater, Florida wishes to express its deepest, heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of these brave warriors. We who have served before know of the demands placed upon the families and the sacrifices asked of you by the men who wear the Green Beret. They too, know that there are great risks asked of them in the performance of their duty and they go to it with pride in themselves, their comrades, and with faith in their God. These Special Forces soldiers walked into that valley of the shadow of death and did not return. We salute them! We honor the sacrifice they made; they will forever remain in our memory and in our hearts. Our prayers are with the families. De Oppresso Liber
Gerald K. Sharp D-5353, Chapter XL (40) <gsharp1@tampabay.rr.com>
Clearwater, Florida USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001 at 23:39:51 (PST)
My sincere condolences to loved ones of the warriors who were lost in another fight for right.
Joe Waskas, USA Special Forces 1965-1974 <jwaskas@losch.net>
Pottsville, PA USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001 at 23:39:05 (PST)
My heartfelt condolences to the families of our brothers-in-arms. Special Forces Association Chapter LVI. De Oppresso Liber
James McLuckie, MSG-Retired D-1638-SOA 1587GL <retiredsf@yucca.net>
Albuquerque, NM USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001 at 23:36:49 (PST)
Just want to give my sicere condolences to their families. And God Bless.
SSgt. G. Uribe USMC Ret. <GEOU1@aol.com>
USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001 at 23:31:04 (PST)
To the families - most sincere condolences on your loss. These men are heroes and will be remembered as such. Please know that they will not be forgotten.
EWC(SW/AW) Mark Graham, USS McFaul (DDG-74) <mgraham@mcfaul.navy.mil>
USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001 at 23:20:17 (PST)
I and my family's prayers go out to the families. We share your pain. But we also share the pride in these fine young men, the best America has to offer.
Jack Nolan, Co. D/ 5th SFG(A) <jnolan7@tampabay.rr.com>
Clearwater, FL USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001 at 22:14:16 (PST)
These fine young men answered the call of their country without hesitation. They are true hero's and performed their duties in the most professional manner. The Master called them home to be in His Mighty Army. Please accept my deepest sympathy in your loss. You will see them again as they protect the Kingdom of the Lord. God bless you and yours.
Patrick D. Mc Tamany, MSG E8, SF Retired. <Cheeta@internetcds.com>
Merlin, OR USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001 at 21:45:31 (PST)
To comrades: Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory and Brian Prosser and families. On behalf of Republic of Vietnam Navy SEALs (LDNN), Sea Commandos and PTF families. I am so proud for these Brave men as well as Special Forces Community and their families for their sacrifices to our country call. Please accept my deepest sympathies and prayers to all of you and families. My thanking to all of soldiers whoever is being there to protect our America Freedom and peace. We remember and Salute you: Davis, Petithory and Prosser. God bless America. Very Respects, Kiet Nguyen SFA Chap XVI, SOA,  UDT& SEAL Legion of Valor,  RVN. Navy Federation Of Merchant Marine Association.
Kiet Van Nguyen, Republic Of Vietnam Navy SEALs (LDNN), SEA Commandos and PTF families. <Kfrogback@aol.com>
Kent, WA USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001 at 21:43:33 (PST)
I am retired and a former member of SOG, 1st, 5th, 6th and 10th SFG(A) and the 46th SF Company. My family wishes to offer condolences and prayers to the families of Master Sgt. Jefferson Donald Davis, Sgt.1st Class Daniel Henry Petithory and Staff Sgt. Brian Cody. Who were killed in action in Afghanistan. May God bless their friends and loved ones and may they be comforted from the fact that these brave men died while protecting the freedoms of us all. God bless America. DE OPPRESSO LIBER.
Charles "Chuck" Henderson <sfsgmret@aol.com>
Clinton, TN USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001 at 21:38:19 (PST)
My heart goes out to the families of these brave men. We owe you a debt that cannot be repaid.... and never forget that WE will never forget their sacrifice.
Lazarus <pontavanti@nishanet.com>
VA USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
My heartfelt sympathy to the families these SF heroes and I am truly sorry for your loss. Freedom is never free and they will always be remembered as heroes and never forgotten for they gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom which so many take for granted.
Frank Rickard SFA Chapter 44 <ric1551@home.com>
Ft. Walton Bch., FL USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
These young soldiers have paid the ultimate price of honor and proven once more just how "Special" Special Forces are. Our love and respect go to each of them and their families. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!
Lewis T. Pace, Jr., 7th SFG (Abn) '62- <cargodrop@acnet.net>
Hidalgo, Texas USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you make your way through the journey of your grief. Extraordinary people do not come or go in ordinary ways. Jefferson, Daniel, and Brian will never be forgotten. May God bless you all and keep you safe until you are again together.
Kelli Durham-Brizek, 1st SFG spouse <kfewstetti@aol.com>
Ft. Lewis, Wa. USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
We offer our heartfelt condolences. All who have served in SF know of the dedication and pride of these men. Take comfort in the knowledge that they loved what they were doing and did it well.
H.Y. Schandler, 10th SFG <schanhy@erols.com>
McLean, VA USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
Freedom is never free. My heart soars to see that there are those who still stand to pay the price...and crashes at their passing. Semper Fi.
A. R. Jones, past USMC 11th, 12th Marines
Orem, UT USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001                                       (125)
My family is so deeply, deeply appreciative of the sacrifice these men have made for all of us and for a free America. I just want their families to know that America appreciates and that millions of us will have you in our prayers this holiday season. God Bless.
Roger MacDonald <rumford43@hotmail.com>
Rumford, Me USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
No one who hasn't been there can know the true depths of your anguish and sorrow. But to the extent that it is possible, please accept the condolences and regrets of the veterans of WWII's 1st Special Service Force. We join you all in your sorrow. Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory, and Brian Prosser represented the highest ideals of those young men who make up today's Special Forces. We honor them.
Bill Story, First Special Service Force Association <>
Moneta,, VA USA and CANADA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
I will miss you guys for a while, until we meet again on your side of the river. You lived the life that you loved and did the things you loved, and I am sure that you are now sitting with all the heroes that have gone before you, waiting for the rest of us to follow. We will miss you and honor you, you took the only thing that a man can take with him in death, GLORY. God bless you and may he keep your families safe. Thank you for your sacrifice, we are eternally grateful my Brothers.
Mike Gaglione 5th & 10th SFG <combatguitar@aol.com>
Woodland Park, CO USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
To The Families of: Jefferson Davis; Daniel Petithory and Brian Prosser This SF family offers the most sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and all of your families. 2001 has seen too many funerals for too many people, 9 for our family alone. The pain and loss you have experienced is felt by many, and the sorrow is very real to all of us. The only consolation I can offer, is, as many of us faced Our Maker, we do it because to us, it is our being. It is what we are. We are The Green Beret. We are The United States of America, and we represent the entire Nation every time we answer our call to duty. For each of us, we have fought and taught where we were directed to.... we always did so with a belief so strong, a desire so commanding, and the knowledge we are the best this world has ever known. Sometimes, that does not include being the best provider for our own family. We sometimes don’t come home. It is regrettable we have lost 3 of our own, but we must complete the mission. That is our gift... our ability to do what no others can do. My family also believed it could be a curse as well. Our freedoms depend on us... we are the teachers to the people that seek their own destiny. The successful completion that mission, is what we are. Today, the hurt and the pain are so evident, it can be impossible to focus through the fog of war. But the tears, the grieving, the loss of a friend, those emotions cannot come to many today... for they are still in harms way. The pain must be sealed, the patrol goes on. While nothing we can ever say or do will bring your fallen husbands and fathers back, it is something else to know that anything your families need, you are a part of a family that can, and will do everything in our power to help you in this time of need today, tomorrow or in the future. Since the inception of the Special Forces, we have taken more risks, so we can experience life to its fullest, we have trained harder so we can play longer, we dedicate our lives to those that want to be free, so we can experience freedoms only the simplest of pleasures is needed to lighten our lives. We have also taken care of our friends and our extended family with all the emotion, caring and concern we have for our own families. You will never be alone, and your loved ones will be a part of so many lives, they shall live on in our hearts forever. Mr & Mrs Dan Weaver,
Dan Weaver 92/7 USA Ret <dand.weaver@worldnet.att.net>
Reno, NV USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
My heart aches for you in your time of sorrow. Words cannot help at this time. Remember they will always live on in your heart and the hearts of all they touched. God bless you and may their souls rest in peace with all the other great warriors that have gone on before.
B Roe <maggsro@hotmail.com>
Joshua, TX USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
My heart felt condolence at this terrible loss. Such brave young men. I am so proud that we have such selfless, dedicated professionals protecting and fighting for our nation. These men are among the best of the best. Words will not express how I feel about this loss. Good bye, my brothers.
G. Burns, MSgt, USAF, Ret. <geraldb@microd.com>
Holiday, Fl USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
May the Good Lord GOD take you in his loving arms. Lord hear my prayer, I have sinned and I ask for your forgiveness. But most of all Please forgive these American boys for their sins and grant them Peace. I ask for your Love and help for the families to keep them safe and know that the American people are with them and are praying for them. Thank you Lord Jesus. Bill Jaynes Sr. USAF RET. THAILAND,LAOS,CAMBODIA BROTHERHOOD BROTHERS IN ARMS GOD BLESS AMERICA
Bill Jaynes SR. USAF RET. <wjaynes1@maine.rr.com>
So. Portland, ME USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you, thank you, thank you to these men, their families, and all the men and women who continue to protect me, my children, and my way of life. I have always been grateful for your commitment to God and Country. When I tuck my children into bed at night, we will continue to thank you as we remember you in our prayers. You are one of the reasons they may sleep peacefully, with full stomachs and with no greater worries than the shadows of toys under the bed. We are grateful to you for your sacrifice.
Mishelle Pasinato, spouse <grammarguru10@hotmail.com>
Ft Lewis, WA USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
Roberta and I want you to know that your sons were part of the best that America has. They are everyday heroes where uncommon valor is common. God Bless you and yours at this time. America thanks you for your son's service.
Warren Bradish.1st SFG,5th SFG,6th SFG
Tampa, FL USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
My wife Trudy, and I wish to express our deepest regrets.
Richard L Largen (Sfc Ret), 77th, 7th, 5th, 1st SFG's (ABN) <beesnjelly3@aol.com>
Bethalto, IL USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
My deepest respect for the young men who paid the ultimate sacrifice this past week...pales only in comparison to the heartfelt condolences I extend to each of their families. I am very sorry for your loss. May you find the strength to get through this difficult time. Trust they are in God's hands, now.
Victoria Campbell <vikki5459@aol.com>
Dravosburg, PA USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
. . . it was by courage, sense of duty, and a keen feeling of honour in action that men were enabled to win all this, and that no personal failure in an enterprise could make them consent to deprive their country of their valour, but they laid it at her feet as the most glorious contribution that they could offer. - Thucydides
U.S. Army <willieo@1stSFGp.org>
USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
We send our condolences too all the families... and keep yall in our prayers & hearts. Our country was founded in God do we trust! "Keep the faith". Freedom is what we fight for. Sincerely 
K.& K. Northcutt, 2/1 SFG Co. <northcutt@worldnet.att.net>
Ft. Lewis, WA USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
I feel for the families of these heroes, and I am truly sorry for your loss. I am not a Army Ranger, but I am a US Marine. I feel no matter what branch of service you are in or differences you may have for your neighbor. We in the service or 1. We are all brothers fighting or preparing to fight. We are ready to pay the ultimate sacrifice as our fathers and grandfathers have in the past wars. We are ready to rid this world of tyrants and cowards who attack our family's and friends. We are all a band of brothers ready to defend this country from evil. So my heart goes out to those who have fallen. God bless you all, and God Bless our fighting Men and Women.
SGT. Shane D. Fockler USMC ( active ) <Shane_Fockler@Hotmail.com>
Camp Pendelton, CA USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
The brotherhood of the Green Beret is a hard and demanding mistress. We all honor your sacrifices and those of your families. The world is a better place because of you. You DID make a difference. De Oppresso Liber. Watch over those of us you leave behind from the warmth of Fiddler's Green, Valhala and the heaven our God has created for warriors such as you. We will see you again and drink a toast to our adventures.
Wm A "Congo" Easterling, MSG SF (ret) <congo336@aol.com>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
Mere words cannot convey our family's sympathy for the survivors. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless......
Julie Rooney (spouse) 2nd BN 1st SFG (A) <global4@earthlink.net>
Ft. Lewis, WA USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
Our prayers and deepest sympathies goes out to the families of our lost "brothers". They will always be remembered as heroes and never forgotten for they gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom which so many take for granted.
Terry R. Hunsicker, Ret. A/1/5th SFG(A), SWCS, SFA D-6445 <grberet@bellsouth.net>
Tupelo, MS USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
Freedom Flies In Your Heart Like An Eagle, Let It Soar With The Winds High Above, Among Spirits Of Soldiers Now Sleeping, Guard It With Care and With Love!! My Wife Marty and I would like to thank the families of Jefferson Davis, Daniel Petithory, and Brian Prosser for these fine Americans who now have given their lives to Service to this Great Nation. No words can replace your loss, but we offer our prayers to you and pray that God will draw close to you in this difficult time and will lift you up into his loving arms and give you peace. May God Bless You and Give You Peace. William L. (Willy) and Marty Welsch, Sanford, NC.
William L. (Willy) Welsch CW3 Retired US Army <willywelsch@alltel.net>
Sanford, NC USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
As the People of this Nation reach out to you and others...we never forget what our freedom has cost my heart weeps for you, for the families that have suffered loss from the Revolution to this war on Terrorism...America stands strong today because of service men/women like these, every time I look at the Statue of Liberty, see a flag on the 4th of July I will remember...Semper Fi
Dan Kovach <dkovach@usmc.net>
Charlotte, NC USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
A salute to these men and the families that truly understand the price we pay for freedom. May we as a nation, never forget their sacrifices. God Bless you all.
Malcom Calhoun and Family
Anchorage, Ak USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
Our heartfelt sympathy to the families these SF heroes.
CSM & Mrs. Michael T. McIntyre <mcintymi@cs.com>
Ft. Campbell, KY USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
My deepest and sincerest sympathies to the families and loved ones of these American heros. Let us never forget! God bless you all..... De Oppresso Liber, To Free the Oppressed.
John Eagle (Doc) Smith, SF 63-64 & 101st Airborne 65-66 <johneagles@telocity.com>
Fernandina Beach, FL USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
My deepest sympathy to the families of these three wonderful American heroes. God bless them all.
Jim Zachary 5,7,10SFGA <zacharyjl@msn.com>
Miami, FL USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
Our deepest sympathy to these families who gave us such wonderful and heroic soldiers, helping to rid our world of terrorism, tyranny and evil people. God Bless You and Yours.
Rosemary & Earl Taylor <taylor@roseandearl.com>
Warren, MI USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
You will never be forgotten. God Bless you, your families and this great nation you served and protected.
Msgt. Eldon Wilson (USAF RET) Vietnam <erwilson_99@yahoo.com>
Clark, Co. USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001                                         (100)
I am truly sorry about these young men, they have lived up to the SF creed and we are very proud of them. If I can be of service to the families let me know. I will be praying for the families. God Bless. Rev. Robert L. Hunt
Bob Hunt, Original 10th Grp <HFateam1@aol.com>
Hendersonville, TN USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
To the Davis, Petithory & Prosser Families - Your loved ones will never be forgotten. Grateful Americans, and a grateful Nation will not forget these young, heroic individuals who laid down their lives so that we may continue to live in Freedom. May God keep their souls close to him. God Bless.
Jennifer Martinez <yotanka@earthlink.net>
Charlotte, NC USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
All of us that served in Special Forces grieve at the loss of these fine soldiers. The families of these men should hold their heads high with the pride that comes from serving The United States Military as these men did.
Bill Coughlan /5th SFG (1969) CCS <bcccs322@msn.com>
Elburn, ILLINOIS USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
On behalf of all members Of Chapter 4/24, Special Forces Association our most heart felt sympathy and condolences to the families and friends of these brave Troopers. May God bless you and watch over their souls.
Ron Wilson President Ch 4/24 SFA <rwsufferinb@aol.com>
Colorado Springs , CO USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
God bless these three soldiers and their families for the sacrifice they made.
Robert Little <rvl@inil.com>
Chicago, IL USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
God bless these brave SF soldiers for making the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Our condolences to the families.
Bob Buckner, 7th SFG <robtbuck@aol.com>
Jefferson City, MO USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
God bless these fine soldiers and their families.
Glenn Dyke SFA Chap. XXXIV <schmoo@att.net>
Florence, sc USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
Carolyn and I thank you for your service to our great country and the sacrifices you made for all of us. God bless, you will never be forgotten.
Clayton Pratt, 7th & 10th Grps <cspratt@att.net>
Kankakee, IL USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
Carolyn and I want to thank you for your service in support of our great country. Your sacrifices will never be forgotten.
Clayton Pratt, th & 10th Grps <cspratt@att.net>
Kankakee, IL USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
The entire 5th Special Forces Group joins me in expressing our deepest sorrow over the recent loss of our three soldiers. Words cannot accurately convey our sense of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families during this trying time. Our thoughts and prayers are also with our wounded Special Forces soldiers, U.S. Air Force Special Operations comrades-in-arms, and their families. We pray for their complete recovery and healing. These brave men were all prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice while performing their duties in service to their country. Their sacrifice will only reinforce our resolve to protect the American way of life. Their professionalism and courage serves as an inspiration to us all as we continue our mission to protect our nation's liberties and to free the oppressed in Afghanistan. Our soldiers are the finest fighting men in the world. Their dedication and commitment to successfully execute the toughest missions on behalf of the American people is our legacy. Our families are also truly unseen heroes, enduring enormous challenges and always at risk of losing their loved ones. We honor their sacrifice and remain undaunted as we continue to press the fight for our nation and the preservation of human freedom. A memorial ceremony for MSG JD Davis, SFC Dan Petithory, and SSG Cody Prosser will be held on Monday the 10th of December to render proper military honors in final tribute to their memory. They will not be forgotten. I offer my deepest sympathy to the families of these great Americans. They will always be in our prayers and in our hearts. De Oppresso Liber, To Free the Oppressed.
LTC Frank Hudson, DCO, 5th SFG(A)
FT Campbell, KY USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
The members of SFA Chapter 55 send their heart-felt condolence to the families and friends of our three team mates killed in Afghanistan. You are in our prayers
Dewey LaGuire-Quinn, SFALV, VP <LaQde@aol.com>
Fenton, MI USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
Our sympathies and prayers go to the families of these good and brave soldiers.
J. H. Crerar, 3d, 5th, 10th SFGA <jcrerar@earthlink.net>
Vienna, VA USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
My wife and I wish to send our condolence to the families of those 3 brave S.F. warriors who paid the ultimate price in the service of this great country. God bless you all. Our hearts & thoughts are with you. De Oppresso Liber
Ralph D. Ormes, Jr. D-829L SFA & SOAR <Rangerralph@juno.com>
Largo, FL USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
Deepest sympathy and condolences from the Fleming Clan.
Chips Fleming, SFA M4958 Life, SOA 753 Life <chips6246@aol.com>
La Jolla, CA USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
My heart goes out to members of the family and friends of these dedicated, courageous and quiet professionals. They will not be forgotten in our minds or hearts. Duty called - they went. They will be with us forever.
Jim Kraus, (Col, Ret) 5th SFGA <Krausjwk@aol.com>
Bozeman, MT USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
As President of Vietnam Vet. of Hot Springs we are proud to have men of Your Loyalty and Commitment doing our fighting for all of America. You are the sole of our country! GOD BLESS AMERICA
Michael Kidder mcb128 <kiddermkid@aol.com>
Royal, AR USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
To my fellow Special Forces brothers. Having the HONOR of personally serving with and knowing SFC Danno Petithory and SSG Brian C. Prosser during my time with the 5th Legion. Your memories will always be in our hearts. Your families will always be in our prayers. Go high up on that mountain and rest my brothers. To all of you no sacrifice is greater than yours. God Bless you all and may your families seek comfort in our Lord. De Opresso Liber.
SGM Jon E. Mulcahy 5th SFG (A) & 10th SFG (A) <mulcman@aol.com>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
Rest in peace brave troopers! You are the heros of this generation! In your sacrifice you have personified the best that is of our brotherhood.
Col(Ret) Wm. E. Weber, 11th Abn Div, 187th ARCT, American Abn Assn <eagle187@prodigy.net>
New Windsor, MD USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
I am ever so grateful for your courage. Your loss breaks my heart. You and your families will be in my prayers. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.
William E Shubin Co D 5th SFGA <cassie85935@ yahoo.com>
Glendale, AZ USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
Having paid separate respects to the family of a "neighbor," SFC Dan Petithory, my wife, Judy, and I now express similar deeply felt condolences to the families of Dan's comrades- in-arms forever--MSG Jefferson Donald Davis and SSG Brian Cody Prosser. May God bless them and grant them not only eternal rest and peace, but also that special everlasting love and respect granted to those brave warriors who defend the freedoms that flow from His almighty hands. "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things....A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight; nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety; is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions and blood of better men than himself." (John Stuart Mill). Jeff Davis, Dan Pethitory, and Brian Prosser now join the eternal ranks of those "better men" who have helped to preserve this Nation as the "Land of the Free" and the "Home of the Brave" for more than two centuries. Their memories will live on forever, whenever and wherever American fighting men gather and "Tales of the Green Berets" are told. I salute all three of these "Special Warriors."
Jim Zieba, MAJ (Ret), 1st, 5th, 7th, 10th SFGA; 46th SFCA <jszman@aol.com>
Sanford, NC USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
May God Rest their honored souls as they transition to meet their SF brothers who have gone before them. Tonight the members of SFA Chapter 77 will render the Special Forces prayer in their honor.
Donald R. Fender <fenderd@cs.com>
Killeen, TX USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
Thank God for Warriors such as these. We are in the midst of creating the "Greatest Generation" of the 21st Century! De Oppresso Liber
SFC Richard Martin, B/3/5th,A/1/11th,and C/1/20th SFGA <SFGA112@aol.com>
Sudbury , MA USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
As the Executive Officer of ODA-151, 2nd Bn, 1st SFG(A), to MSG Jeff Davis, SFC Dan Petithory and SSG Brian Prosser, your selfless service and dedication to duty will continue to set the examples for all of us to follow and we thank you for a job well done. ODA-151 wishes to extend our sincere condolences to the families of our fallen comrades. The Green Berets of ODA-151 ("nous defions") 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) Fort Lewis, WA
CW2 Nick Punimata, Executive Officer, ODA-151, B Co, 2nd Bn, 1st SFG(A), Fort Lewis, WA <punimata@hotmail.com>
Fort Lewis, WA USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
The Officers and Members of SFA Chapter # 32 would like to offer our condolences and prayers for the three NCO's lost. Our thoughts and preyers are with you in your time of sorror
Billy W Thomas POC SFA Chapter # 32, Lawton, Ok. <bwthomas@swbell.net>
LAWTON, ok USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
My family and I would like to offer our condolence and prayers to the families of Master Sergeant Jefferson Donald Davis, Sergeant First Class Daniel Henry Petithory and Staff Sergeant Brian Cody Prosser. May their loss be calmed by the fact that these brave men died fighting for the freedoms of us all. Their deeds and ultimate sacrifice to our Nation will remain etched in the hearts of all who were privileged to love, know and serve with these brave troopers. God Bless America. DE OPPRESSO LIBER
Chuck Henderson USASF (Retired) <sfsgmret@aol.com>
Clinton , TN USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001                                    (75)
On behalf of my entire family, many of whom still reside in Adams, my wife, Judy, and I express our deepest regrets to the family of a neighbor, sadly now a comrade-in-arms forever, SFC Dan Petithory. May God shower his everlasting mercy on Dan's soul and bring peace of mind and spiritual well-being to his family. To paraphrase our CINC, "He died fighting for a noble cause." The Special Forces community will never forget his sacrifice. Where would this "Land of the Free" be without men such as Dan Pethitory. He has joined the ranks of the countless many who have made our Nation truly the "Home of the Brave." Rest in Peace, Daniel. Your mission here on earth is over. I salute you!
Jim Zieba, MAJ (Ret), 1st, 5th, 7th & 10th SFGA; 46th SFCA <jszman@aol.com>
Sanford, NC USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
My prayers and admiration goes out to these 3 brave men and their respective families. Like all our Special Forces soldiers who died before them they will be "forever young" in the hearts and memories of everyone.
Dan Pierelli, 5th Group '69-'70 <dpierelli@aol.com>
Southbury, CT USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
The prayers of my family as well as mine are with you at this time. May God richly bless you and your families and give you comfort, peace and joy. The nation weeps with you. God Bless
Bennie R. McDonald 5th SFGA (Vietnam) <bennie@stanmcdonald.net>
Flowery Branch, GA USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
No man can begin to say enough about the sacrifice of Special Forces Soldier. These men live on in our hearts and minds. DE OPPRESO LIBER
Peter McDonald MSG (Ret) 2nd Bn,10th SFG(A) <mcdatge.@home.com>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
I applaud these warriors for paying the ultimate price for freedom and justice. Hero is a word used lightly, but should be reserved for these men, and the ones who went before. Thank you brother.
Tyson Brown 4th MED BAT <hijumpr@aol.com>
Austin, TX USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
The price of freedom is high.
Frank Abram <f.abram@verizon.net>
Danvers, Ma USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
God loves men who see and do their duty despite hardship, danger, and personal sacrifice. Greater love hat no man than this that he lay down his life for his friends. The three great pieties of the ancients were love of family and friends, love of country, and love of God. These fine men exemplified all three. God bless them and grant them rest eternal and light perpetual shine upon them.
Don Bowman, Retired, Ranger <Donbowman@mindspring.com>
Columbus, GA USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
I salute you. I did not have the honor of knowing you but you will forever be in my prayers and thoughts. The Special Forces soldier is indeed special because of young men like yourselves. God bless you. De Oppresso Liber. D.
Dennis Dobbs, SFTG & 5th SFG(A) RVN <d00126@yahoo.com>
McAllen, Tx. USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
We are all brothers. The loss is felt deeply. What we have is not free. These brave men, and those who went before them have paid the highest price. God bless them and God bless America. Say a little prayer of thanks for them, I did.
Larry Gotch past 1lt, 10th SFG <BrendanG@AOL.com>
Darien,, CT USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
My deepest sympathies to the these SF soldier's loved ones. May God grant you the courage and strength to deal with these times. "De Oppresso Liber" 5th SFG(A): "The Professionals"
Andrew M. Cianos 1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th,1/10th, 46th SF Co <xsgmc15@cs.com>
Coopertown, TN USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
It's impossible to correctly express the feelings I have for the loss of your sons, husbands, and loved ones. My son, a college student, is relatively safe on his university campus and is being given the opportunity to get a college degree because your boys protected all of us and, ultimately, gave their lives in defense of our country and the ideals the U.S. is built on. They have my undying respect and will be in my heart forever. May God rest their souls and lead them to a safer place. And, may your thoughts of them provide you with a sense of honor and comfort.
Adrian Silva, 3rd SFG, SFA D-6625 <adrian@wintutors.com>
Oceanside, CA USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001

Having worked with these men, and commanded one. I can assure you that they were definitely the best of the best - Quiet Professionals. My prayers have been with the men and their families of the 5th Legion since this all began. I am confident that they are the right men for this mission in Afghanistan and pray with all my heart they will be home soon, mission complete. God Bless, De Oppresso Libre,
Bryan Jay Hinkel, CW3(Ret.), 5th SFG(A) & SWC <bjhinkel@bigfoot.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001


It Hurts! How it hurts. I pray for these young men. I also pray that God will ease the pain, grief and sorrow that the family and friends of these young men are feeling. I did not know these young men personally, but I spent a large portion of my life in the Special Forces Community. It hurts to see such fine young men die. God bless then and those that will surely follow.
J C Cooper, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 46th <jc13@msn.com>
Autryville, NC USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
Our deepest sympathies go out to you for your loss. We know they were the best America had to offer in this war. Those of us who are now retired are proud of this generation of quiet professionals.
Rodney Nishimura <RNish97@aol.com>
Valrico, FL USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
For those of us who are still alive, REMEMBER our fallen comrades and those left behind. My condolences to their loved ones. De Oppresso Liber!
James W. Lewis SGM(Ret) 5,6,7,8,10SFG <jlewisD843@capecod.net>
Falmouth, MA USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001
My deepest heartfelt sympathy to all concerned. Words cannot express my feelings. As always - de oppresso liber.
Hilmar Kullek; 10th SFG, Detachment 'A' Berlin, 77th SFG, 5th SFG <Hilmar.Kullek@us.army.mil>
Berlin, Germany - Friday, December 07, 2001
Our deepest condolences and prayers for the families of these brave warriors. Take comfort in the love of the Lord. Know that He is with you at times like these to provide, His Peace, Love, and Joy. Deuteronomy 4:31 "The Lord your God will never forsake you." Amen
Butch <butch_regina@hotmail.com>
Pensacola, FL USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
Our thoughts and prayers are with these gallant American warriors and their families.
Bud Williams <rangerbwil@aol.com>
Swansea, Wales - Friday, December 07, 2001
May God Bless these fallen heroes. May they rest in peace and their families be comforted in knowing that the SF Family is with them in this time of need.
Horace Boner CCN/TF1AE, 10th, SF Det-Korea <bonerh@hotmail.com>
MD USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
Our prayers are for you and your families. May Saint Michael forever watch over his winged warriors.
Jason A. Wendell C/1-321 FAR (ABN) <jason.wendell@bondsteel2.areur.army.mil>
Kosovo,  - Friday, December 07, 2001

May God embrace you in your time of need, and may His love hold your loved ones in His hand.
Robert A Nabatoff A-2855-L <bgnabot@telocity.com>
Boone, NC USA - Friday, December 07, 2001


Our Thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. De Oppresso Liber
Rocky Lewis, Decade# 764 and SOA# 1505 GA <rockylewis@earthlink.net>
Sun, AZ USA - Friday, December 07, 2001


I won't insult you by saying "I know how you feel," but I do want you to know I am also saddened by the loss of these men. May God bless and keep you, not just in this time, but always.
SFC Bernard Goggins, Former Member of 1st SFG(A) in Okinawa 1970-71 <bernie@goggins.org>
Goodlettsville, TN USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
Our thought and prayers are with you and your family. God bless America
Al Parmentier D 1928 L <BadToelz@aol.com>
Dale City, VA USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
Your deaths, though by accident, were not in vain and your sacrifices will be remembered by those who knew you, loved you and by the families of those who were murdered on 9/11. Your blood is on the hands of Osama Bin Laden and his followers and may they spend an eternity burning in hell for what they have done.
Michael A. Albert <CroBrother@aol.com>
Wrightsville, Pa USA - Friday, December 07, 2001                                 (50)
I am honored to have such fine young men serving and defending our country. I am sorry that they lost their lives, but it is not in vain, it will have a positive effect on many people. God bless their souls.
Fred Hartman <129maher@boystown.org>
Omaha, Ne USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
God bless you and comfort you in this time of sorrow. They are Heroes, Heroes that paid the ultimate price for the greatest cause this world ever seen. They will be sorely missed. Wade and Marza Bush Summerville GA
Wade Bush MSG (RET) 2/5th <awbcr@yahoo.com>
Summerville, GA USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
Friends and family members of my fallen brothers in arms, I wist to express my deepest sympathy and condolences to you all and the warriors who have passed on to the SFOB in the heavens. They served a worthy cause and defended the greatest nation on earth. To quote the Special Operations motto, "You have never lived until you have almost died. For those who have fought for it, life has a special flavor the protected will never know." May they rest in peace, and ride with the winds. Take care, stay safe, keep smiling, and happy hunting. May the Good Lord keep a watchful eye on you..................Ringo
Jim Ringland, 1SG (RET), SFA/SOA, 77TH,7TH, SFTG, 10TH, SFTG, 5TH, SFTG, FOB1/FOB2, 10TH <CCNCCC@AOL.COM>
Jefferson City, MO USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
My heartfelt sorrows go to the families of our soldiers lost in this war on terrorism. We all grieve for our fallen brothers but they have not died in vain. We will accomplish our goal and good will triumph over evil. I personally did not know MSG Davis, SFC Petithory, or SSG Prosser nor have I ever met them but I know that they were true professionals and would want the rest of us to continue on with our lives and to continue to fight the good fight. De Oppresso Liber. Nous Defions
SGT Andres Redondo, 1/1st SFG(A), Former Member of 1/1st 5th SFG(A) from '92-'99 <TioDice70@hotmail.com>
APO, AP Okinawa - Friday, December 07, 2001
They were of the select few...whose hearts have watched while their senses slept; whose souls have grown up into a higher being; whose pleasure is to be useful...who respire the breath of honorable fame; who have deliberately and consciously put what is called life to hazard, that they may live in the hearts of those who come after. Such men do not, can not die.
Quote from Edward Everett (1794-1865)
USA - Friday, December 07, 2001

A last salute to my brothers in arms, you will not be forgotten. You and your families will be in our prayers. May God bless you and the United States of America. I pray for your families. That God will ease your pain.
William Kilpatrick, US Army (retired) <b_kilpatrick@juno.com>
Plano, TX. USA - Friday, December 07, 2001


Ride with the Valkyries my brothers and soldier on. God Bless You
COL(Ret) Ed Jentz...10th Group, SOG,7th Group, SF Ops Dept <jentzhaus@mindspring.com>
Charles City, VA USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to the families of these brave soldiers who gave the supreme sacrifices conducting special operations against a hostile enemy of the United States. They will never be forgotten for their contribution to the war on terrorism. May God them and their families in this time of sorrow. SFA ML-7514
Charles E. Geck 19th SFGA; Trp B, 17th Cav. 101st Abn Div <cegeck@globalspecops.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
Dear Lord please care for the families and souls of these brave men, these quiet professionals who so boldly stood in the face of tyranny, yet again carrying the banner of the 5th Legion as they add credence to the Motto, “De Oppresso Liber”.
LTC Edward D. (Fast Eddie) Clark, ODA 525, 566, 565 <fasteddie565@earthlink.net>
Garden City, MO USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for those who have gone before us; before their time. This can't take away the hurt that the families, teammates and friends feel. I only hope that someday soon the sadness will be replaced with the same honor and pride all of us feel for our fallen and wounded comrades. We are better for having been associated with them. May solace find its way to you.
CW3 William "Dusty" Andrews, 7th SFG(A) and JRTC. <bsportster@bsportster.net; william.andrews@polk.army.mil>
Ft Polk, La USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
Thoughts and prayers to the families of these great warriors. DOL.
Norb DeBolt, 7th SFGA, 1st SFGA and 5th SFGA
St. Louis, MO USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
God blessed us to have such warriors as your sons. My most sincere condolences to you.........jim
Jim Kelley <user16608@qwest.net>
Bellingham, WA USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
May God send comfort to the families. From an old soldier who hurts with you. God Bless!!
CW4 (RET) Robert A. Day <r.a.day@home.com>
Point Pleasant, NJ USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
My condolences to the familys of our lost brothers god bless De Oppresso Liber
Gary Crossman 5th SFG(A) 1966-69 <crossman@bitstorm.com>
Deland , Fl USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
They have joined the hallowed ranks of those that preceded that we may live freely in this great nation. God bless and comfort you as they are safely in His hands. SGM (Ret), "Triple CIBer"
Rudy Cooper, 1st, 3rd,5th, 6th, 7th,10th,Gps, 46th Co. <rudicoop@aol.com>
Tucson, AZ USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
"May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind always be at your back, may the Lord keep you in the palm of his hand". My condolences the the families.
Dennis J. Reardon 1st & 11th SFGA CH 54 SFA <dreardon@gate.net>
Scottsdale, AZ USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
May God bless each of you and give you the comfort that only He can give in this time of sorrow. We as Americans owe your loved ones a debt of gratitude and say thank you.
Betty Callahan, wife of deceased member MSG (Ret) Joseph J.D. Callahan <bfcalla@aol.com>
Oldsmar, FL USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." May the peace and love of Jesus Christ, which surpasses all understanding, be with their families and loved ones. De Oppresso Liber.
Ed Lee, 1st SFG, JRTC SOTD <robert.lee@polk.army.mil>
Fort Polk, LA USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
Farewell friend, We shared the competion of the sniper shoots. I enjoyed helping you in Kuwait and appreciate your help during the same time. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten nor was it in vain. You are the type that makes Special Forces "Special"!
MSG Dale Marlow ODA512/532 and JTF-6 <dalemarlow@aol.com>
El Paso, TX USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
Our heartfelt condolences to those brave warriors who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, our constitution and our way of life. Your sacrifice will always be remembered! Freedom isn't free!
McMillan, 1/1
APO, AP USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
The Special Forces is " Family" and as members of the SF family you are not alone . The " Drop Zone" has been prepared for you and your point, flanks and rear are covered . You are now and will always be part the Team. Paul F. Campbell, Net Controller Special Forces Worldwide Message Service Net
Paul F. Campbell ( Ret) <asfbacsi@aol.com>
Raleigh , NC USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
My heartfelt condolences to the families on the loss of their America's bests.
Irene Walker <irenefree@aol.com>
Balboa Island, CA USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
Semper Fi
Wpns 1/1
Dallas, TX USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
My deepest condolences to the family, friends, and fellow professionals of these fine men. Their courage and honor will never be forgotten.
J. T. Campbell, former member, 5th SFG(A) <jtcampbell@police.nashville.org>
Nashville, TN USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
Dear Families, December 7, 2001 September 11th brought together a nation in mourning for the losses of innocent lives. Again we gather in morning, this time at the loss of life by valiant soldiers, soldiers of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). This loss is much nearer to me. As with your respective sons and husbands, I too was a member of a Halo team belonging to 5th Special Forces. I too served in time of war and with the call to arms was not only willing but also eager to defend, to the fullest, the United States of America and the directives of our Commander in Chief. These brave men, your husbands, fathers and sons, lived to the fullest the inscription of the 5th Special Forces crest, “ To Fight That Others May Remain Free”. While no one may know the extent of your personal sorrow, trust in knowing that the soldiers of 5th Special Forces Group, “The Silent Professionals”, are and continue to be, our nation’s finest. MSG Davis, SFC Petithory and SSG Prosser, I salute you and pray God’s peace upon your families. Respectfully, Rick Fowler USA Special Forces (Retired) ODA 544
Rick Fowler, 2/5th SFG(A), (Retired) <rnfowler@gte.net>
Tahlequah , OK USA - Friday, December 07, 2001                          (25)
After two tours in RVN and a full career in the Army, I realize death is always near for a professional soldier. It is an environment we learn to live and fight in. However, it is never easy to accept the loss of any of our own. God bless and be with the families and friends of these fallen Special Forces soldiers. 
John Hauck, Maj, US Army Retired (SF/Avn) 77th SFG, 7th SFG, 10th SFG, 5th SFG (RVN) <hawk36@mindspring.com>
Titus, Alabama USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
Dan Petithory was one the most memorable characters I have ever met, and in the SF family we have more than our fair share of characters. I enjoyed Dan's talent for making people laugh when we first met at SFQC, and again when we ran into one another at ANCOC last year. Those who had the pleasure of knowing him may remember him best for his crazy antics, his dedication to SF, or the ease with which he made friends...all of us will remember him as our fallen brother. De Oppresso Liber
SFC Gerald Patton, 3/20 SFG <gppatton@bellsouth.net>
Jacksonville, FL USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
It is with great sadness we see three more members of 5th SFG join those Special Forces soldiers who passed on over the years before them but we know God has a special place for these men in heaven and they will have a special place in our memories. May God be with their families at this time.
MSG Ron Johnson, former member of C/3/5th SFG(A)
Ft Bragg, NC USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
God bless these men and their families. We will never forget them. De Oppresso Liber
Doc 1/7  SFG(A) 
Raeford, NC USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
My heart is breaking for the three American Heroes who paid the ultimate price for my families freedom. And my deepest sympathies are for their families and friends. Just know that God was with them and now they are with God. I'll thank them in Heaven.
Jim Fleming <JVpr99@aol.com>
Blanchester, Oh USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness... II Timothy 4
Chaplain Pete Martinez, 3/7 SFG(A) <martinep@soc.mil>
FT Bragg, NC USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
"De Oppresso Liber" May God bless you and your Family.
CW3 Mark A. Terry, 1st SFG, 10th SFG, JRTC
USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
MSG Davis was one of the finest soldiers I have ever met. His quiet professionalism was real and his friendly, outgoing personality endeared him to all who came in touch with him. I shall forever see his quick smile and friendly face in our corridors and his spirit will ever inspire the student who pass through the portals he once manned. His incredible teaching talents will be reflected in students who come through for years to come.
Beth Johnston, 4/1SWTG(A) USAJFKSWCS <johnstob@soc.mil>
Fort Bragg, NC USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of your families. May God bless each of you during this difficult time. "De Oppresso Liber."
LTC Paul P. Cale, San Antonio Recruiting Battalion <Calep@usarec.army.mil>
San Antonio, TX USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
To the Families, Friends, and SF Community, As a former Marine and a proud American, your thoughts and prayers are with me. Even though I did not know them personally, I still consider them a brother of mine. They paid the ultimate sacrifice and they continued a tradition of Honor and Duty that will live on forever. Their sacrifice, along with all of those that have gave their life before them will never be forgotten. Semper Fidelis and God Bless.
USMC's Special Reaction Team (Former) <jcollet@military.com>
SC USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
Our heart felt condolences and prayers go out to all those who have lost your loved ones. May God bless all of you.
Todd & Jennifer Shaffer <tshaffer@sunlink.net>
Nothumberland, Pa USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
Your sacrifice and courage will never be forgotten. Nothing I could say is more appropriate than the Special Forces Creed. These brave dies while living it: I am an American Special Forces soldier. A professional! I will do all that my nation requires of me. I am a volunteer, knowing well the hazards of my profession. I serve with the memory of those who have gone before me: Roger's Rangers, Francis Marion, Mosby's Rangers, the first Special Service Forces and Ranger Battalions of World War II, The Airborne Ranger Companies of Korea. I pledge to uphold the honor and integrity of all I am - in all I do. I am a professional soldier. I will teach and fight wherever my nation requires. I will strive always, to excel in every art and artifice of war. I know that I will be called upon to perform tasks in isolation, far from familiar faces and voices, with the help and guidance of my God. I will keep my mind and body clean, alert and strong, for this is my debt to those who depend upon me. I will not fail those with whom I serve. I will not bring shame upon myself or the forces. I will maintain myself, my arms, and my equipment in an immaculate state as befits a Special Forces soldier. I will never surrender though I be the last. If I am taken, I pray that I may have the strength to spit upon my enemy. My goal is to succeed in any mission - and live to succeed again. I am a member of my nation's chosen soldiery. God grant that I may not be found wanting, that I will not fail this sacred trust. May God bless and keep you
Chris Parker 1/75 Ranger <cdp02@yahoo.com>
Lake Orion, Mi USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
Our condolences to the families of these brave men, God bless them. These men will never be forgotten. God Bless America.
David and Sue Houk <dhouk@seidata.com>
Madison, In USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
Deepest condolences for the family, friends and Team mates of the fallen soldiers in Afghanistan. Deepest gratitude for your sacrifice.
Brian K. Sain, Detective C.I.D. Port Arthur, Texas Police Department <sain225@excite.com>
Port Arthur, TX USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
May God be with you three brothers of mine and may we, with God's guidance, always be there for your families. A special message for Jeff Davis, whom I had the privilege of commanding-"we'll miss your presence at future reunions, but you won't be forgotten, smile upon us as we raise our glasses in toast to you". A quote from Voltaire seems appropriate to these three fine young Americans: "If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing about." These men of the 5th Legion did something worth writing about.
LTC Robert Biller 10th & 5th SFG <billerr001@tc.umn.edu>
Circle Pines, MN USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
Our Brothers have fallen. Know that for those of us who continue the fight, we fight in your memory and will achieve a victorious end. May God be with you in your new journey.
7th SFG
Ft. Bragg, NC USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
My family and I would like to express our deepest condolences to the families of our fallen soldiers. We love and appreciate all of our military members for everything they do for our Great Country. God Bless them all.
Constance James, Former USAF <cejames135@earthlink.net>
Raeford, NC USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
JD's legacy and example to our younger soldiers and medics, lives on in their actions and accomplishments. He will be missed but never forgotten.
SFC Phil Melcher/Trauma Chief JSOMTC <melcherp@soc.mil>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
The death of MSG Jeff Davis is a great loss to the SOF community and to everybody who knew him. I worked with JD for almost 2 years at USAJFKSWCS and he was one of the best people that I have ever worked with in my 20 years of active duty and in the 8 years since I retired. He was a professional and he will be missed.
MSG David R. Gilchrist, 18Z (RET) <gilchrid@soc.mil>
Parkton, NC USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." Your efforts will be remembered, your sacrifice not forgotten, and a people grateful for Soldiers such as you. CWO(R) T-P Warrington, ODA-586, 86-88.
Tracy-Paul Warrington, 3/5 SFG(A) <tpwarrington@vikingtechnology.com>
Travis AFB, CA USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
I wish to express my sincerest condolences to the families of our fallen SF comrades. To them we owe a place in our hearts for their courage and dedication to the preservation of Americas freedom and values. God Bless you all.
Tony Yackowski former SGT 10SFG(A) <ayackowski@pershing.com>
Woodbridge, NJ USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
To the family of our lost brothers you have my heart felt prayers. As you walk through this life please remember that you are forever a part of the Special Forces family. If there is ever anything you need don't hesitate to let us know. There is always a place for you at our conventions. You are family.
Vern Cole <vernvet@earthlink.net>
Delhi, Ca USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
My dear friends and respected comrades. You have joined the ranks of Americans who have given the last full measure. Through your courageous service, you have brought honor to our profession, our Branch, and our Nation. The task for we who remain on this earth is for us to live up to your example. God bless you and your families.
Christopher and Connie Allen <allenc@hoffman.army.mil>
Alexandria, VA USA - Friday, December 07, 2001
Today we have a very heavy heart, it hurts very deep when we lose one of this Great Band of Brothers, may god be with you our brothers, Master Sgt. Jefferson Donald "Jeff" Davis, Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Henry "Danno" Petithory, Staff Sgt. Brian "Cody" Prosser.. de oppresso liber
Phil King 3rd SFG (ABN) 1965-1968 
Tampa, Florida USA - Friday, December 07, 2001 at 1:38:19 (PST)

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