Family & Friends
WELCOME HOME! You made it and I got to give you a huge
hug and kiss. You will never know how proud I am of
you and how much you mean to me. I love you bunches
YEAH.... I'm so glad you are finally coming home and I
will get to meet you.... plus now Melissa wont have to
worry so much=) Hope to meet you Thurs. I am so proud
of you and Melissa... it was a tough road... and like
I said before she has been great all the way through it....
WELCOME HOME.... SEMPER FI.... Kristin
WE MADE IT! LESS THAN A WEEK LEFT BEFORE I GET TO PLANT
A BIG KISS AND HUG ON YOU. I CAN'T WAIT! IT'S EVEN MORE
EXCITING KNOWING YOU WILL BE IN THE USA THIS EVENING.
GIVE THE GROUND A BIG KISS! IT WILL BE GOOD TO HAVE YOU
HOME. YOU ARE TRUELY A HERO AND ALWAYS WILL BE! I LOVE
YOU SO MUCH! SEMPRE FI!
Just wanted to say I can not wait to meet you when return
home. I have been talking to Melissa lately and she has
told me so many great things about you. She is great and
it is nice to have her to talk to!!! Well good luck with
the rest of your tour. Be Safe but fight hard!!
Kristin (Cpl Derga's girlfriend)
jamie:Just a word to tell you and the rest of the fine
young men over there that, I am very proud of all of you
men of Lima Company. Marla and my prayers are with you
all. God Bless each and every one. Hope to see you when
you make it back home. Be safe and keep up hope and every
thing will turn out all right . - vonden sparks
Jamie, The pouring of Concern and Friendship,
Family and Love has been coming in for you. I do believe
Son that you have a beautiful quality with people and
they adore you as a person. That makes me so proud. I
can't even believe that its getting down to planning the
homecoming and the excitement of that is getting real.
Your commentment to the Marines is not going unnoticed.
God be with you all in this rough time may he watch over
ALL the men serving this Free Country. I pray we all deserve
your honor and loyality to the United States of America.
Be Safe Lima Company. I love You~Mom
I am very sorry about the loss of the 9 soldiers. My cousin
Mike is a marine. When we heard the news we were all praying.
I know your brother wes. He goes 2 my school. Anywayz
Hang in there and stay strong! We are all praying for
you to pull through! buh bye
Praying for all the marines w/ all my heart!
SAW ON THE NEWS ABOUT THE UNIT THAT WAS HIT FROM OHIO.
I HOPE AND PRAY THAT GOD PROTECTED YOU FROM HARM. WE ARE
PRAYING FOR YOUR SAFTEY AS WELL AS ALL THE BOYS OVER THERE.
PRAYING GOD WILL SEE YOU SAFLEY HOME. OUR CHURCH HAS A
PRAYER CHAIN FOR THE BOYS IN THE MILITARY. WE LOVE YOU
AND HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON. LOVE NANNY YAWN
You are in our prayers, Jamie and we are ready to have
you back home. We don't want to watch the news anymore
we want to have you here in person safe at home. We will
keep praying. May God watch over you and keep you safe.
God bless! Sarah
We are all looking forward to your safe return home. Keep
up the good work over there and keeping us safe here.
Just spent about 3 weeks at the Lake. It was great, as
usual. Kele has a football coaching job this year. And
is he ever excited. His dream come true. Kasey is going
to the Univ. of Cinn. and run track. He had a fantastic
season this year. 6th in the state in the hurdles.
Talked to Nan the other day. We are all too busy doing
other stuff to get together and play cards. Can you believe
that?I really miss that... Not much else is new, same
old. Do you need more neck coolers? They were fun to make.
Just as Melissa.
Until later. Take care, God Bless. Love you Jamie, Barb
& Jack & all
Hey Bear :)
Just wanted to update you on the count down.....9 more
weeks and a couple of days left. You're on the home stretch!
I'm looking forward to hearing some more of your wild
stories when you get home. Hope everyone is hanging in
there and keeping their heads up. You guys are doing an
outstanding job! I miss you tremendously and love you
Love always, ~Melissa
Hey Jamie! It is Sarah. I want you to know you are in
my prayers and thoughts. I hope all is well and that you
are doing ok. Trinity and Faith are getting so big. Faith
will be 2 at the end of this month. My mom left for Africa
to do some mission work with the church. I haven't heard
anything from you in a while and I just want you to know
we are all rooting for you. You are such a good guy and
we all respect you and the work you are doing. I know
it is hard for you to be there in conditions that are
much different from home, but we will see you before too
long. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org please email me
and let me know how you are doing. We all miss you!!!!
Jamie I just want you to know you have been in my prayers
and I think about you often and I hope you are doing well.
We all miss you back home and can't wait to see you again.
I would love to hear from you and know how everything
is over there. I will keep praying for you.
Jamie, Today is a very dignified day for myself and our
family and friends. Its the 4th of July. We stand taller
and stronger on this day knowing that we have one very
special Marine keeping this country free. Not only do
I have a son, but there are many families standing tall
and proud as we are today. Every Firework I see every
Flag that waves and everytime I hear the National Anthem
its deep into my soul. Men and Women like yourself unselfish
true true Americans I thank You from the bottom of my
heart. Its been a long time since I've hugged you seen
your beautiful eyes or patted you on the back with love
taps. We miss you Jamie and can't wait for your return.
Can't wait for the day we sit around the picnic table
drinking kool-Aid! I don't know you turned 21 after you
were deployed maybe we can drink 21 Kool-Aid now! Anyway
today is a day that I swell with pride for you Son. Its
hit home. I feel the prayers, they are powerful meaningful
prayers for you Son. We all read Psalms 21/1 it says alot
thank you for sharing that with me. The shield of god
is so important it brings a bit of calmness to the overall
picture. As always try to change your socks, fuel, hydrate,
and keep alert with good thoughts and spirits. We are
here and can not wait for your return. I Love You, Happy
4th my Son XOXO MOM. Zak. Brooke. Wes and Daisy too!
A good friend sent this to me and I wanted to send it
immediately to you. You are providing all of us with freedom.
God Bless You
Sissy, Mark and Nicholas..
An Ode to Veterans...
It is the VETERAN, not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the VETERAN, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the VETERAN, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN, not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the VETERAN,
who salutes the Flag,
It is the veteran,
who serves under the Flag,
I don't know if you saw this in the news but it really
impressed me. Funny, our US Senate/House took 2 days off
as they couldn't work because of the expected storm.
On the ABC evening news, it was reported tonight that,
because of the dangers from Hurricane Isabelle approaching
Washington DC, the military members assigned the duty
of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were given
permission to suspend the assignment.
They respectfully declined the offer, "No way, Sir!"
Soaked to the skin, marching in the pelting rain of a
tropical storm, they said that guarding the Tomb was not
just an assignment, it was the highest honor that can
be afforded to a serviceperson.
The tomb has been patrolled continuously, 24/7, since
I don't usually suggest that many emails be forwarded,
but I'd be DAMN proud if this one reached as many as possible.
We can be very proud of our young men and women in the
service no matter where they serve.
God Bless them.
Hey Jamie it's Chastity I just found out that i come here
and write you. I want you to know that i think about you
everyday. I am so proud of you and everyone else for fighting
for us. Oh by the way your niece Tristen is 3 now and
your new niece is 6 1/2 mths. her name is Olivia. I can't
wait till the day your home and safe. I'll send you some
pictures of the girls. And they can't wait to meet Uncle
Jamie! Love you so much Jamie
Hey Bro, I know we havent seen or talk to each other in
a pretty good while. I just wanna take a few minutes and
tell you that i'm proud of what your doing. I wish I could
be over there right by your side. I miss you bro, I miss
Zach also but Iguess he's gonna be coming down in july.
He wants to hook up while he's down Ihope we do it would
be nice to catch up on some more lost time. Iwish I could
keep in better contact with you guys, but thats really
my fault. Ihope when you get back from Iraq we can spend
some time together. Let me tell you a little bit about
the family. Lila is going on 3yrs. now she's get to be
a little miss smarty pants she talks pretty darn good.
And guess what we got another one baking in the oven.
Ihope this one is a boy. Were pretty much done after this
one. He/she will be due in december. Well know that I
know how to get a hold of you over there you'll be hearing
more from me. I'm gonna go for now love ya bro, hope to
here from you soon. GO BUCKEYES - Chad
Since you're not always sure what the date or day is,
I just wanted to give you a quick reminder that you're
almost half way done. 21 more weeks left...less if you
get to leave earlier:) You're in my thougts and prayers
daily. You are truely a hero in my eyes and through the
eyes others! No one will ever know what you have had to
endure. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for protecting
us! I LOVE YOU WITH ALL OF MY HEART!
Love always, ~Melissa
Jamie, I hope you get this and all is well. We are sure
sorry to hear about your unit being hit, we didn't even
know you were over there until yesterday. Your uncle Mark
want's you to know we love you very much and we will pray
for your safe return. Tell all your buddies and the men
fighting over there that they are in our hearts and minds
always and Thank You and them for fighting and dying for
our country. Hopefully we can see you when you come home
since we both live in Ohio.
Aunt Elana & Uncle Mark
Hey Baby! Just a few lines to tell you how much you are
missed by the family. I truley don't think there has been
one hour gone by that someone isn't asking how you are
and how proud and thankful they are to you and all the
men over there. We sure have a strong core of family and
friends. The barbershop has two of the biggest yellow
ribbons representing my boy. Doug ordered those for you.
From one Marine to another. EVERYONE is concerned and
can't wait for your return. Oh YEA there will be a party
when YOU are ready and the house will be full I'm sure
of it! I know the missions have been tough and you haven't
gotten alot of quality sleep not to mention a good shower
everyday but try to fuel up, change your socks, and keep
your spirits good. I pray for your return and am so proud
of the man that you have become. Keep up the good work,
even the media has good things to say. Just about the
way you are handling yourselves. You guys are true respected
Warriors. Semper Fi my Son XOXO Mom, Zak, Brooke, Wes
and Daisy too!
HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU. WE WERE WORRIED ABOUT YOU,
AFTER THE BIG CONFLICT YOU WENT THROUGH. THANK GOD YOU
ARE OKAY, MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU EVERY DAY.I JUST GOT
THIS WEB SITE , WILL SEND MORE MAIL. JUST TO SAY WE LOVE
YOU AND PRAY FOR YOUR SAFTEY, LOVE YOU, NANNY YAWN
We finally found your website...YEAH!! It is Sissy and
Aunt Helen here in Ft. Myers and we are so glad to have
a way to send you messages. We have all had you in our
prayers daily and are thrilled to know that you are safe
after the big mission went down. We are also sad that
not everyone returned from the mission and our hearts
and prayers go to their family and friends. We know you
also know each and everyone of your fellow fallen marines
and hope that you somehow find peace in their dedication,
commitment and utlimate sacrifice.
Well what can we say but that Aunt Helen continues to
fatten up everybody who visits her. Maybe we could lend
her to the Iraqi's so she could feed them so much food
that they would lay down and sleep all day....it sure
works for us. Anyhow, your pictures are so handsome and
your girlfriend is such a cutie. I think my liittle Nicholas
may be as big as you, he is on his way that's for sure.
He turns 7 in a couple weeks and is almost 100 lbs.
Nana Shirley has been wanting to email you and she is
quite savy on the computer for an old bird. Here are our
emails for your future reference and we will stay in touch.
Nanny - email@example.com
Aunt Helen - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sissy, Mark & Nicholas - email@example.com
We love you and look forward to you returning home. You
are our HERO for helping us all stay safe here in the
U.S. and we hope you will return home as soon as possible.
We love you....GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS!!!!
Whats up buddy! Your mom sent me this website so i thought
i would write you littlle something. Hope your doing alright.
I'll get a letter out to you this week. We all can't wait
till you get back. Let me know if you need anything sent
to you. I miss ya bro! Later. ~Stolz~
We're all proud of you and your fellow Devil Dogs!
We join you in grieving the loss of brothers. Semper Fi
Blessings to you my nephew!!!! Just wanted to let you
know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
What a handsome Marine you are. We are so very proud of
you Jamie. You are always in our conversations and just
this past weekend Aunt Helen was proudly showing off your
It was heart lurching that is for sure. She called me
on Friday to assure me you were safe. It saddened us to
hear of the 1st Company & it always seems every day
they tell us about something so I immediately call her
to find out if she's heard from your Mom or knows whats
going on & if you are safe.
Your mom told me about your love of boiled peanuts. I
have located them but need to find out how many cans we
can send you at a time.
If there was anyway I could get you some of Aunt Helen's
home cooked meals we sure would. Boy would your fellow
Company enjoy it as well.
Jamie if there is anything special you would like please
do not hesitate to let us know. We have started a care
package but need to know if there are any restrictions
with size or weight or if there is a best way to ship.
Would it be better to have several small packages or does
Also where do we ship it too?
You take care of yourself and know our prayers are with
Sabrina aka "Bina"
Just thought I'd drop you a line and let you know we are
thinking of you back here. It's coming up on the hot season
over there, and trust me, there's no secret to making
it easier. If you guys are still using camel backs, I
suggest soaking the outside of it before a patrol. We
used to do that and it helps keep the water in your camel
back cool. Sort of. I'll be sure to write again if I can
remember any other Iraq summer survival tricks. See you
soon, keep your head low and micro-terrain is a blessing.
Hi Jamie, Just to let you know that the fazio's are thinking
of you and praying for your well being and safety. We
are sending a care package, so look for it. Wayne
Your mom told me to go to this site and check it out.
Wow it's awesome! It's great to beable to come and look
at your pictures. I hope your doing good and hanging in
there. 25 more weeks until you come home. I'm here waiting
and can't wait. Everybody misses you and prays for you
everyday. WE LOVE YOU LOTS!!
I TALKED TO YOUR MOM LAST NIGHT AND FOUND OUT YOU WERE
OVER THERE. I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU, BUT ALSO WORRY. BE
VERY CAREFUL AND COME HOME SAFE. I WILL SEND YOU A PACKAGE
IF YOU WILL TELL ME WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE. I AM SURE YOU
WILL HEAR FROM MICHAEL SOON. HE COULDN'T BELIEVE YOU WERE