Tributes Submitted Online
Tribute to my son, Jeffrey Breton:
I am proud of my son who has served in the U.S. Army since August 1, 2000. He has been a member of the 2ACR and spent 15 months in Iraq. Thanks for keeping the U.S. safe for all Americans!
Leslie Soares, China
Tribute to my son, Michael J. Casey:
He proudly served in the U.S. Army, carrying on a tradition of loyalty, honor and respect. A loving son, grandson, brother, father and husband.
Jeanne M. Cameron, Merrill, Maine
Tribute to my husband, Staff Sergeant Timothy Smith:
Your family is very proud of you and all of your fellow soldiers of the 133d, Maine Army National Guard. You are making a difference for the people of Iraq. Thank you for your service.
Elizabeth Smith, Portland
Tribute to my brother, Sergeant Jeremiah J. Holmes:
In support of my brother, who leaves behind a wife, a 1-year-old son, countless family members and friends who miss him every day. We are all able to live free to do what we wish because of the ultimate sacrifice Jay has made to this country. I love you, Jay, and pray for the safety and support of those still defending us all.
Nancy Jusseaume, Wells
Tribute to my son, Christopher Mallett:
My son Chris is not only defending the right to vote for the people of the United States, he is also working for democracy in Iraq. I am proud of him and all of the men and women who have sacrificed so much to improve a country thousands of miles away. My son has learned a lot from the Iraqi people and has matured beyond his 21 years. His family prays for his safe return as well as the safe return of all of his fellow soldiers in the 133rd Maine National Guard. We are proud of all of you.
Donna Sorkin, Bangor
Tribute to my Fiance, Jason M. Bruns:
Jason is a United States Marine that left for Iraq in February 2004, and returned to California on June 24, 2004. Though his time was short in Iraq he was missed very much. While he was gone he supported me financially. This man kept a brave face and not one tear fell from his eyes as we spent our last night together. He was calm and collected even though he was scared. He was a rock to lean on even when he faced certain danger. I am so proud of him for all he has done for me and his country. I know I can never repay him for what he has done but this is just a thank you.
Pamela Rogers, Westbrook
Tribute to my Son, Jason Cooper:
Third time in Iraq, Captain Cooper, with the Third Infantry Division, 1-10 Field Artillery!
We THANK YOU and MISS YOU!
Lynne Cooper, Bangor,ME
Tribute to my Friend, Phillip St.Amand:
Phil served bravely with the 619th Army Reserve from Auburn. He kept in touch with his 7 year old daughter by letter, phone & e-mails constantly, not letting her forget he loved her, and missed her. We are very proud of his service, and thank him.
The Dow Family, Scarborough
Tribute to my Nephew, Cpl Jason Lyons:
Marine Corporal Jason "Jake" Lyons, an Active Marine Reservist who is currently serving his second tour in Iraq as a Marine Corps Infantry Man. He is greatly missed by all and his family is extremely proud of his character and service to his country at a time when it is needed. The Present Greatest Generation!
Matt Lyons, Cape Elizabeth
Tribute to my son, Michael S. Cataldi:
This tribute is to my son who is currently serving in the U.S. Marines. He has had one tour of duty in Iraq and does the same job in the Marines as his grandfather did in WWII.
Arthurlene J. Eaton, Wells, Maine
Tribute to my friend, Ron Brooks:
This is to honor Ron and my other brother State Police officers serving in Iraq. God bless them.
Frank Mongue, Alfred, Maine
Tribute to my husband, SFC Ronald L. Brooks:
This is a tribute to my husband SFC Ronald L. Brooks, part of the 3rd/304th, 98th Division out of Lewiston/Auburn, serving in Iraq since October of 2004. We are very proud of everything he is doing over there. This has been a difficult sacrifice on both our parts, but especially for him putting his life on the line everyday for his country while being away from his home and family. He is a loving husband and father, and a devoted soldier. He is missed and loved very much by all who know him and we hope to have him home safely very soon.
Lori Jakob, and Buddy Brooks, Waterboro, ME
Tribute to my Husband, Jedediah Philpot:
After spending over a year in Iraq, I'm so happy to have you home again... and in one piece at that! You did such a great job babe, and I'm proud of you.
Shasta Philpot, Ellsworth, ME
Tribute to my Husband, SSG Perry Malcolm:
I am proud that you volunteered to go with the 152nd when you could have stayed home with me and avoided this trying deployment, you will never regret your sacrifice. Thank you for making this world safer from terrorism for me, our families, and all Americans. You are my hero and I love you!
Ruth Malcolm, Waterville, Maine
Tribute to my A Friends Son, SSGT John M. Aldus Jr.:
Jack we are very proud of you for what you are doing for our country...we will all miss you and we will pray each and everyday. Jack has been in the army serving his country for 16 years and is now returning back to Iraq in November, 2005. Jack again we are very proud of you and all your family and friends will be praying each and everyday for your return back home to your family.
Nanette, Belfast, Maine
Tribute to my family friend, Jesse Philbrick:
We are very thankful for your service on behalf of all our citizens. You served with honor, pride and dedication. It is great to have you home again!
Littlefield Family, Lyman, Maine
Tribute to my Son, Peter Beloff:
Thank you for honoring our country and your fellow soldiers by serving in the Persian Gulf War. Your family is very proud of you.
Peg DuBrow, Gardiner, Maine
Tribute to my Father, 1st Sgt Michael D. Jones:
In Memory of 1st Sgt Michael Dean Jones
March 11, 1961- March 3, 2005
133rd Engineer Battalion....
Forever in our hearts!!
Alissa Jones, Unity, Maine
Tribute to my Son, Captain Christopher Scott Cash:
I am honoring by beloved son Captain Christopher Scott Cash, who proudly served our nation in the U.S. Army and later served in Iraq as a Captain in the Army National Guard. He served for nearly 17 years. On June 24, 2004 he was killed in Baqubah, Iraq while leading his men against insurgents. He was a proud American, soldier, athlete, father of two sons and my son. He lives in my heart forever. God Bless all of our soldiers.
Nancy L. Kelley, Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Tribute to my Grandson, Brad T. Bowden:
He left as a 19 year old came back as a wounded young man with a purple heart and other medals but with a limp, almost no hearing left and other illnesses such as PTSD. He will never have his young man days back. He has seen so much and been through so much at his tender age and he is not alone, which is the sad part of this. If it was not for men like him we would not have the freedoms we have and that we take for granted. May we realize one day if this does not work we all need to work together for peace in the world and not let our young men pay the price.
Myrtle Brown, Augusta , Maine
Tribute to my Son, Justin R. Roy:
Justin,You enlisted when you were just 17 and reenlisted last year for another 6 years, because you felt it was the right thing to do. At the age of 22 you've accomplished a lot. Your sacrifice for our freedom makes us so proud of you. You and your shipmates are forever in our thoughts and prayers. We love you, Mom & Dad
Allison Roy, Sherman, Maine
Tribute to my Wife, Karen E. DeRaps:
I want to thank my wife for her selfless service to our country, our freedom, and God above. I pray for peace, comfort, and a safe return home. Forever & Always yours, Scott
Scott DeRaps, Augusta, Maine
Tribute to my brother-in-law, Joao Salomao:
Thank you Joao for such a huge sacrafice.
Cheryl Salomao, South Hampton, MA
Tribute to my Husband, Scot MacKenzie:
Scot is a very devoted man. To the army, to his family, and to his job. He always gives 100% in everything he does. He would do anything for anyone, he has a great sense of humor and always makes us laugh. He is also a wonderful father to our little girl. This is his second tour to Iraq in five years. Although he is always missed and loved, I am very very proud of my soldier. I love you.
Stacey MacKenzie, Lewiston, Maine
Tribute to my Son, 1LT Charles Weaver, IV:
Two tours in Iraq with the 101st Airborne, this Army Ranger and his recon teams won numerous awards including the "Bronze Star" for their valor and accomplished objective in removing Al-Queida from their province...we're so proud!! Mom and Dad
Charles Weaver, III, No.Yarmouth, Maine
Tribute to my Nephew, Sgt. Matthew Caiazzo:
Matt is serving in Iraq proudly and honorably by helping others as a medic. We all want him home and thank him for his service and sacrifices.
Uncle Derry & Aunt Kathy, Westbrook, Maine
Tribute to my employer, Andy Slater:
To honor you for making the world a better, safer place, near and far. I'm proud of you!
Cyndi Swazey, Ellsworth
Tribute to my Daughter, Debra Turmelle:
Debra joined the Army Reserve in North Carolina to serve her country and further her education. With only one semester left in college she was called to serve in Iraq in 2003 for 12 months. As the selfless, caring person she is Debra has put her civilian plans on hold and remains in the Army Reserves currently stationed in Germany. I think of her daily and hope she comes home safe and sound. We are so proud of Debra and miss her very much. Love from Mom and Seth
Linda Edgerton, North Yarmouth, Maine
Tribute to my Son, Benjamin Stevens:
Our little boy has sacrificed for so many...thank you Benj
Lorna Stevens, Lee, Maine
Tribute to my Friend, Marshall Archer:
Thank you for all you have done.
Terry, Saco, Maine
Tribute to my Friend-Brother In Arms, Lance Corporal Kevin Haas:
OOH RAH!!! This Tribute is coming from the heart of a Marine to a Marine. Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful) Kevin. I remember all the good times we have had and will have. He helped me out exponentially through Boot Camp from 12 June 06 till 8 September 06. Wish you the best with your future endeavors in the Corps.
Lance Corporal Jordan Elston, North Whitefield, Maine
Tribute to my My son, Matthew John Trott:
BOTH SIDES OF OUR FAMILY HAVE SERVED IN WAR,PAST/PRESENT.OUR SON,THE FIRST GREAT-Both Sides of our family have served in war, past and present. Our son the first great-grandson the first grandson born of native French Irish descendent still serves our family proud to this day he follows in our footsteps of freedom. We thank him. We love him. WOLIWON
Soctomah-Trott, Perry, Maine
Tribute to my Son, Derik Cormier:
You gave so much....God Bless you Derik.
Stephanie Cormier-Perro, Shapleigh, Maine
Tribute to my Friend, SGT Richard K. Parker:
From One Soldier to another, you will always be remembered and honored. Hoaah!
Bear Parker, Belgrade, Maine
Tribute to my Brother, Edmund McDonald:
Thank you for serving two tours in Iraq. You loved the work you did over there. I loved hearing your stories about the local Iraq people that you would meet and develop a relationship with. Thank you for serving with pride.
Christina, Portland, Maine
Tribute to my son-in-law, SSG Eric Ross:
Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you also for the wonderful angels you left behind.
Elaine Mockler, Greene, Maine
Tribute to my friend, Bill Gallagher:
Bill served for 27 years in the Army from 1981 to 2007; Bill was in support of, or participated in many of the armed conflicts during this time to include Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. Even though Bill is from Texas, he has chosen to make his home here in Northern Maine, and has become a constant volenteer and leader of veterans affairs. Bill currently works for the Dept of Health and Human Services serving his fellow man in Fort Kent.
American Legion Post #133, Fort Kent, Maine
Tribute to my Brother, Major Joshua D. Sparling:
Tribute to my brother and best friend, Major Joshua D. Sparling MD, in support of my brother, who has proudly served his country in the 10th Mountain Division with distinction, honor, and bravery, thank you for all you have done. We are all so proud of you, and thankful to God you are home safe. It is because of soldiers like you that we live in this free country, you have made the world a better, safer place. Thank you – your loving brother
Nathaniel Sparling, Leeds, Maine
Tribute to my Son, Matthew Kent:
My son Matthew Kent has done six tours in Iraq and Afghanistan in special forces, I cannot say enough how proud I am of you! The way you carry yourself, the husband and father that you have become and how other service members look up to you, speaks for itself. Fathers always want there children to be better themselves, I can always say with great passion that son you are my hero and I am so proud to have you for my son!! Please be safe and come back to your family. Love you son. Dad
Dennis Kent, Benton, Maine
Tribute to my SON, SSGT PETER P LAWRENCE:
We as parents are very proud of your service in the Maine Army National Guard and your service to the war on terrorism in Iraq. You are a credit to the service and we thank you for the time you spent over in Kuwait. God Bless you and each one who have served and defended their country and to the many who lost their lives trying to make this a better world.
Mary/Calvin Lawrence, Pittston Me
Tribute to my Son, James Andrew Elliott III:
Specialist Elliott served with the 399th Hospital in Tekrit, Iraq 2006-2007. He worked to save the lives of American service men and women wounded in combat. His selfless dedication to his Unit and love of service deems him the respect and appreciation of all Americans.
Colonel James Andrew Elliott Jr., China, Maine
Tribute to my son, Capt. Charles W. Weaver, IV:
Capt. Charles W. Weaver, IV(USA) of the 101st Airborne and US ARMY RANGERS fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, recieving 2 Bronze Stars and 2 Army Achievement Medals.
CWWEAVER, III, North Yarmouth, Maine
Tribute to my Son, Ryan Michael Celli:
Knowing we were at war after 9/11, Ryan joined our armed forces. He like all our other soldiers made a decision to stand on a line and face our enemies "so that our government; of the people, for the people, and by the people shall not perish from this earth." Gettysburg Address by: Abraham Lincoln.
Michael Celli, Brewer, Maine
Tribute to my son, Brent Lake:
We are honoring our son for his continuing service after two tours of duty in Iraq and the many other tdy's in the desert. At this time he is stationed at Ft. Hood,Tx and has 8 more years to retirement.
Al & Crystal Lake, Greernwood , Maine
Tribute to my Husband, Lt. James M. Bolinger:
James has a very high work ethic. He will do whatever it takes for his soldiers and is always optimistic. Although he is a bit modest and/or silly from time to time, he will expect to give and receive respect, always.
Melanie Bolinger, Corinth, Maine
Tribute to my Son, James A. Elliott III:
James joined the Army Reserves when he was 17 years old. Now at 25 and discharged, he has a life time of memories and proudly takes his place with all American patriots now and past.
COL Jim Elliott, Jr., China, Maine
Tribute to my son, Tyler R. Paine:
Tyler, I am filled with pride at the courage and fortitude you demonstrated during your tour in Iraq and every day since. You are an amazingly strong man and I am thankful and honored to be your mom.
Darlene Paine, Wilton, Maine
Tribute to my Granddaughter, Jennifer Bilodeau:
My Tribute to Jennifer, She is a very loving, caring and thoughful girl. A Grandmother could not be any prouder.
Theresa Bilodeau, Livermore Falls, Maine
Tribute to my Daughter, Sherry Demmons Thomas:
For the past 20 years you gave of yourself selflessly and endured absences from your family and friends. We are all very proud of you!
Dory Demmons, Brewer
Tribute to my Our Son-in-Law, Command Sargent Major Richard D Tufts Jr.:
Command Sargent Major Richard Tufts is a wonderful soldier, husband and father, a role model for many soldiers. He served three tour in Iraq. Now stationed in Germany. A truly wonderful person.
Angela Smith, Jay, Maine
Tribute to my Family, Nick Hei:
I want to thank him for fighting for our country unselfishly for so many years to keep us all safe. I truly respect him and all soldiers and veterans for everything they have done and are still doing for us. No one knows the strength and sorrows these men and women have to endure everyday!
Christy Newell, Skowhegan, Maine
Tribute to my Father, Eric Colby:
Thank you for your service protecting all Americans.
Alexandria Colby, Limington, ME
Tribute to my cousin, Tyler B. Swisher:
Tyler served and ultimately gave his life because he believed it would make the world safe for his children. My right to vote is derived from his service and that of those who served before him. I'm grateful to him and to all who serve today and will serve tomorrow.
Elizabeth Limerick, South Portland, ME
Tribute to my Father, SSGT. Lynn R Poulin Sr.:
Lost his life December 21st, 2004 he was an amazing man who loved his family and friends and would put anyone before himself you are greatly missed Lynn We love you, forever in our hearts.
Cindi Darling, Winslow, ME