It's been almost 4 years since Marc was killed, but as I look through my minds eye it still seems as yesterday that I was in the aid station at Orgun-E as we received him and his comrades. To his family and friends, please know that there are still those of us who stop and remember, whether it be memorial day, or June 18th. SS
It has been almost 2 years since Marc my friend and my brother, was taken from us. I would like the family to know that I and my family honor his memory not just on the 18 of June but every day. Corrance Stokes Hm3 (fmf) Miss you bro
It has been almost 2 yeasrs since Marc was killed. I would like to let his family know that their are still those of us in the Army who stop and remember him on the 18th of June every year no matter where we are. I am on my second tour in Afghanistan and I still remember him.
im from england and have just come across this story, and from reading and looking at tribute videos i feel very sad that this person has been taken away, he looks so nice and happy. x
When you came home with Tyler Labor Day 2007 was the first time I met you. I could see how Tyler and you became friends, you were both so much alike. Being a veteran myself I was so proud of my son when he chose military service. Even though you were only at our home for a few days you fit right in and became a part of the family. Tyler has left Bethesda and is now stationed in Hawaii. He is coming home 10/31 for pre-deployment leave prior to a 7 month tour of duty in Afghanistan. I know that you will not be far from his mind while he is there. I think about you often and your memorial bracelet graces my home. I am thankful to have met a young man such as yourself. I hope you are watching over Tyler as he serves in Afghanistan.
I never knew you but we both served together in Afghanistan. I served many places including FOB Rushmore in Paktika Provence, in 20006-2007. When you came to March Air Reserve base, as a member of your honor gaurd, I helped carry you to your final resting place my brother...I am going back to Afghanistan in 2010 and i will always remember your goodness and bravery. Petty Officer 1st Class Sixtus Galindo
I do not know Marc. but I am the mother of a soldier who spent 15 months in Iraq and now about to deploy to Afghanistan.. Love you and yours. Sure know the pride but hopefully will never feel the pain. I love you so very much Maec! Just as I love MY soldier. Please be at peace.
Well Marc, I was never able to say goodbye to you. I left our unit on that fateful day in June to go home for R&R. They didn't tell me until i got back... I'm not sure what to do, say, or think... Really I just want you to know that i miss you and even still all these months later I still think of the good times we had together. Not a day, or sleepless nite goes by that I don't remember you. You touched my life and will live on in my heart until i come to meet up with you on the other side of the sunset. Until themn my friend I miss you... -CM3 Flower, Tyler, L.
We're thinking about you Marc. This past weekend you would have been 20 years old. We still can't get over this tragic loss. Happy Birthday...we love you. The Foskette Family
Marc, you are one hell of a soldier. You will be missid by the whole PRT and by friends and family. It was an honor and an honor and a privlage to have served our nations call with you. I have made a video of Marc from pictures that I have gotten from other people in the PRT. the like to the video is.
We love you and will miss you always. Thank you for sacrificing your life for this great country. You will be our hero forever. Until we meet again.....Scott, Carrie, Marisa, Andrew and Ryan.
I did not have the honor of knowing Marc, but I have known his father and his grandparents, off and on, for almost 40 years. I live in the same town that Marc is from, a town that has given 7 heros to the war in Iraq and Afghanistan so far, more than any other place in the country! Some say that it is because the young men and women want to get out of the small town atmosphere. I believe that it is because the young men and women were raised to love this country, respect it, and to fight for it! I think they all have a type of pride in their country that makes them lead by example! I know Marc was one such young man! I went to see Marc's parents Saturday, and was immediately touched by the miniature flags lining Steve and Joy's driveway. Each one had a little plastic bag with handwritten notes from friends, family, and well wishers! It was moving! I spent a few private moments with Steve and Joy, Joy someone that I had never met but took an immediate liking to, and Steve, a friends face from the past but wearing an older man's clothes now! While our moments were private, the question came up, " Will we ever see Marc again?" The answer to that, of course, is yes! Marc was fighting a growing evil on this earth, and I know he is welcomed into God's kingdom! I also know that Steve and Joy will one day be reunited with their son! But not yet, Steve and Joy! Honor your son the best way you can, by living your lives to the fullest, keeping him close in your memories! Know that, although painful, he gave his life loving what he was doing! That is something not all of us will be able to say when the Lord calls us home! May God be with you, Marc, Steve, Joy, and the rest of your family! And thank you, Marc, for showing all of us, again, that freedom is not free, and heros come from even the smallest of towns! God bless you! Michael Hendricks
I did not know Marc, but my brother-in-law Sgt. Marcus Mathes was killed at Camp Loyalty, Baghdad on 28 April 2008. My husband was just steps away from him, and watched it all unfold. I am truly sorry for your loss. I have to believe for my own sanity that our heroes are watching over us all on a daily basis, and providing help for the soldiers still fighting. Thank you so much for your sacrifice! Heather respectance.com/sgtmathes
My heart goes out to the parents, family and friends of this young hero. I also believe his spirit lives on in a perfect place, and you will reunite with him again one day. Wishing you peace and comfort, Cherri Founder of My Child Loss Grief.org http://www.mychildlossgrief.org
Marc, I wish you were still here on this earth with us. I will always remember tenth grade english class. You were that cute, funny guy who sat in front of me because our names fell in alphabetical order. You always had a way to make me laugh or smile no matter what. After high school this past year I was able to spend some time with you and get to know you. I admired what you wanted to achieve and your courage. It was sad to hear of your passing because you once said to me, " I hope I don't die over there." When you told me that on that day it made me tear up being that we've both lost people close to each other. Unfortunatly, now I've lost you too. I wish I had more time with you. I will never forget you Marc, you were my little jokester!
Marc, although we've never met, my heart is heavy knowing we've lost another hero. A hero that gave so much and is loved by so many who knew him. Humbly, I extend my respect and gratitude to you and your family. I pray for God to embrace you in his perfect Grace where there is no war, sickness or hate. With love, Jennifer, enlisted wife, Camp Pendleton
I meet you once, but watched you grow up in the eyes of your proud parents, your Papa, and your Grandmother. What a wonderful, dynamic young man you grew up to be. My life and the lives of everyone you met were touched forever...you will never be forgotten. We will miss you and know that we will all be there for your family...you are our hero...you are everyone's hero. Love to all, The Keelors, McKivergans, and Heneghans
Taken too early...you were almost home, but now your in heaven...we love you so much Marc and will never forget you....the pain we feel for your loss is almost unbearable...you inspire us to have courage and move on....