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Chris Lambert said he was amazed at the sheer strength of will Kyle W. Powell showed on long hikes through Colorado back country with his fellow Boy Scouts. "He had a 60-pound pack on his back and he was a scrawny kid just 120 pounds," Lambert said. "He didn't quit and he didn't complain."
Powell, 21, of Colorado Springs, Colo., was killed Nov. 4 by a roadside bomb in Fallujah. He was a 2003 graduate and was assigned to Camp Pendleton. Powell was on his third tour.
"Everything he did on his path to manhood steeled his resolve to lead," Charles Shay said at his friend's funeral. "He wasn't meant to follow or to get out of the way."
A few days before Powell died, he braved enemy fire to apply a tourniquet to a wounded buddy, saving his life, said Lt. Col. Wayne Sinclair, Powell's battalion commander.
By finding the roadside bomb that killed him, Powell "saved the lives of the five Marines traveling in the Humvee behind him," Sinclair said.
He is survived by his parents, David and Nancy.
"He taught me to get out of this shell I was always trapped in," high school friend Loren Hellem said. "He taught us to enjoy the moment."

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Published in The Gazette on Nov. 8, 2006.
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March 15, 2015
ello,
We would like to express our deepest condolences and also let the Powell Family know that we recently made a small donation to the "Semper Fi Fund" in honor of Kyle W. Powell US Marine Corporal. We recognize that this is a humble tribute, but we wanted you to know that it is heartfelt and made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals in the youth hockey community and beyond. We will not forget. May God Bless you and keep you strong.
Sincerely,
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign
Charlie Gili
October 31, 2013
Thanks for the ultimate sacrifice. Every year, around this time, I remember your life and the friend you were to me. You are not forgotten.
Ryan
July 22, 2013
Kyle and his friends and family built those steps in and out of that creek bed. He wanted to do a project that would still be there 20 years later. He succeeded. Kyle's Mom, Nancy Pfander
Nancy Pfander
July 20, 2013
My wife and I hiked Aiken's Preserve this morning. We came across a sign at a well crafted set of rock steps. The sign reads "Eagle Scout Project; Kyle W Powell; 14Dec84-4Nov06; USMC".

Thank you, Kyle, for your service to this country as a Marine and also as an Eagle Scout!
Charles Rollman
November 6, 2011
Kyle, 3rd tour in Iraq
Nancy Pfander
November 6, 2011
Kyle in Iraq
Nancy Pfander
November 4, 2011
I never knew you personally but I know more about you than I do most people. Your extended family Kyle, Krystal and the kids will forever keep your memory alive by sharing the memories of your life. Prayers to the family.
November 4, 2011
To the family and friends of Cpl. Kyle W. Powell:
Please accept my remembrance of Kyle on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
May 31, 2011
You are not forgotten...
C Co 1st CEB
November 6, 2010
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Good bless!
Crystal Hamby
November 4, 2010
To the family and friends of Cpl. Kyle W. Powell:
Remembering Kyle on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
September 16, 2010
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
PAUL FARRELL
November 19, 2009
Kyle,

I think of you and Jose everyday since I recieved the horrible call from GySgt Hannah. You will never be forgotten. Semper Fi, and Rest in Peace brother.

SSgt Scott Field (1st CEB, C. Co 2nd Plt Ramdi, Iraq)
Scott Field
November 11, 2009
Dear Nancy, Dave and Megan,
Today and every day we thank you for your service and sacrifice. We also remember your amazing son, Kyle, who was a fearless Hero and an inspiration to all who knew him. Our son has followed in Kyle's footsteps, and we know that these courageous young men are keeping our country safer and allowing us to live with freedom that most of the world only dreams about. The pain of Kyle's loss will always be with us, but so will the immense gratitude we have for our true American Hero. Thank you and God be with you, dear Powell Family.
Janeen Igou
November 4, 2009
Just wanted to stop in and let you know your family was in my thoughts today! I pray time is helping healing pain and memories are taking over. You son is never far from this strangers thoughts. Take care! Crystal Hamby
Crystal Hamby
March 5, 2009
We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,450 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com. If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely,
Kenna
Kenna Larra
December 16, 2008
Over a year ago I ordered a KIA braclet online. My specifications were that it had to be a Marine from CO. Living in Colorado and engaged to be married to a Marine myself, I wanted to show my respect and gratitude to a fallen hero. I received a braclet later that week with your sons information. I haven't gone a day since without wearing it. I stop every morning and pray for your family and your son's brave actions in battle. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. I just wanted you to know that your son is not forgotten by many, even a young lady who never even met your son. Please take comfort in knowing that your family is always in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You!
Crystal Hamby
November 6, 2008
In Memory of Kyle ~ (Debra Estep)
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.


The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….

“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”


I did not know Kyle, but I am remembering
his service and sacrifice. He is my hero. !

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Other Side

i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.

can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.

i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side

the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
www.donconoscenti.com
(Used with permission)

“I hope it brings great comfort to any and all.
Peace on you. DonCon” 4-2008


The Other Side –
(To hear the song)
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Sincerely,

Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom SSgt Vince – Lackland AFB
Proud Air Force MIL SrA Dana – Randolph AFB

Remembering The Fallen – Blog
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Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
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November 4, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Kyle W. Powell:
Kyle gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
June 28, 2008
Our sympathy to you and your entire family for the loss of your son. Although we don't know you personally, we want you to know that your son is not forgotten. We honor your sacrifice and his bravery.

God bless you always,

(Parents of a Marine recruit)
Mary and Paul Johns
June 15, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Cpl Powell!
May 30, 2008
Powell Family,
Please accept my condolences and sympathy regarding the loss of your son. He is in the arms of God and has everlasting happiness. I didnt know Kyle, but I deployed with him in 2006. When the news came, all of us felt the incredible loss of 2 of our brothers. I felt honored to be chosen to place your sons boots at the base of his memorial during the ceremony at Camp Pendleton. He is in a better place and I pray everyday for all of the fallen U.S. servicemen out here. Currently in Fallujah again, I say a prayer for my fallen brothers everytime I find myself at the chapel of hope. He is kept alive in spirit, and memories last forever. Semper Fi
Lcpl Matthew Cimini
April 22, 2008
Dear Dave and Nancy
This information about Kyle was sent to me by Breck Ronning. After working with you Dave for so many years at USAMTU #6 at Fort Ord, California and meeting Nancy through you, I was really sad to here about your losing Kyle. Janet, Paul, Jr. and I all wish to extend to you our deepest sympathies. I am sorry I never got a chance to meet your son. God Bless Your Family.
In an additional note, I would like to add that Arnold Casey wishes to send his condolences also.
Paul Scott
April 22, 2008
When I pictured what a Marine looked like in my head, its was your sons face I imagined. Chiseled, focused and ready. When I imagined what a Marine meant to the ones he loved and cared for including and especially his brothers at arms, it only took a few pages in Kyle's guestbook to show me. This Man was definitely respected and loved. Now it is with God he'll take his place, falling in with the many others who have earned a spot next to the true Commander and Chief. From there he will continue to serve watching over and protecting his many friends and family. I share your grief as I also lost a Hero, 'SPC Dane Balcon' KIA 5 Sept 07. I go through a range of emotions daily but the one I remember most is Pride.

God Bless your Hero!
RIP
Steve Thomas
September 14, 2007
REST IN PEACE KYLE, TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS MAY THE MEMORIES OF THIS WONDERFUL SOLDIERS LIFE FILL YOUR HEARTS WITH BEAUTIFU MEMORIES
GOD BLESS YOU
SHIRLEY DONEY
September 14, 2007
My prayers and thoughts are with you.
I know how you feel losing a "HERO",Becoming a "Gold Star" Mother myself on 25 March.. The sacrafice our sons and daughters are making on a daily basis should tell us all..These young HEROS knew full well what they were doing and did it proudly When you hug your loved ones tonight.... Remember... We also hugged ours and they were protecting you..We.. as Americans need to make the "Ultimate Sacrafice" by supporting all our military(HEROS)...the Proud Mom of SGT. Jason W. Swiger
5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne,Fort Bragg, N.C. KIA 3/25/007
Valorie
September 14, 2007
Rest in peace Cpl. Powell
God Bless!
Dewayne Standridge
September 14, 2007
TO THE FAMILY OF KYLE POWELL I AM SORRY ABOUT THE DEATH OF YOUR DEAR ONE THE BIBLE SAYS THAT ONE DAY THE DEAD WILL LIVE AGAIN ISAISH 26:19 SO YOUR FAMILY HAS THE HOPE OF SEEING HIM AGAIN BECAUSE THE GOD OF COMFORT AND PEACE SAYS SO. WHAT A WONDERFUL THING TO KNOW IN YOUR TIME OF GRIEF EVEN THOUGH AT THIS TIME IT DOES NOT TAKE AWAY THE GRIEF ONLY TIME AND HOPE. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY.
MARIE JONES
September 14, 2007
I am writing to offer my condolences to your family over the loss of your HERO Cpl Kyle W Powell. I lost my son in Iraq on May 6/2007, so I can well understand your pain of losing a loved one so dear.

You may be aware of this already but I recommend that you contact a man named Michael Reagan @
www.michaelgreaganartist.com


He will draw one portrait of the fallen soldier. He does this for free and will draw any picture of your choosing. He has drawn presidents and other celebrities. My husband and I got one and it has helped me with the healing process. Michael is a truly gifted artist that captures the very essence of the person he draws. I look at my picture everyday and it gives me a connection that I cannot explain.

I pray you will be guided by a higher power to give you peace, comfort and strength in this time.

Psalm 34:18
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit
GOD Bless you and your family. Your soldier was a true American Hero and we are all very proud of his service.

(Proud mother of Sgt Joel W. Lewis, 5/20, 3-2 SBCT -KIA May 6/07, Baqubah, Iraq)
Gale Poindexter
September 11, 2007
Kyle in his official boot camp photo, Dec. 2003
September 11, 2007
Kyle training his young boots in the ways of the marines.
September 11, 2007
Kyle with his buddy, Damato.
September 11, 2007
Kyle became an Eagle scout with Troop 1, Colorado Springs, CO.
September 11, 2007
Kyle sharing stories over dinner while home on leave in August 2006.
August 6, 2007
I don't pretend to know what to say or do that would bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer my heart felt condolences. I also offer you my prayers that in time the pain will easy and the memories of your HERO will carry you through each day and night. I want to thank your HERO, for his/her selfless act of becoming a member of the armed forces, his/her willingness to defend the United States of America, all that we hold sacred and for the sacrifice that will forever be etched in the memories of all those who knew him/her. Though tears can never bring him/her back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that he/she made and our sorrow at his/her passing. I believe for every fallen HERO there is a star shining brightly up above to remind us of the precious gift we were given.

Your mission on earth is complete and you are now a member of GOD’s Heavenly armed forces. Stand down brave warrior and take your rightful place in Heaven with all the HEROES who have passed before.

I made a special promise to LE RON A. WILSON (KIA on 07/06/07) on the day he was laid to rest as I touched his coffin, that I would never forget him nor would I forget those that gave their lives for our country before him, with him and after him and so when I came across www.legacy.com, I thought what a great way to keep my promise to Le Ron, so I will continue to leave tributes in each guest book until the day there is no longer the need to leave these tributes to a FALLEN HERO.

REST IN PEACE, HERO, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!

PROUD MOTHER OF A U.S. SOLDIER
Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
August 2, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Cpl Powell and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
May 24, 2007
Kyle, you are remembered this 2007 memorial Day. Our flag flies for you. For the young man you were and the soldier you were and for the sacrifices and service you gave to our country as a United States Marine. We will nev3r forget.
April 29, 2007
Kyle you where an awsome person that brought a rare kind of professionalism to our unit. Rest in peace.
LCPL Jacob Melrose
April 6, 2007
Kyle you were my heart, the light in my life. You'll forever have a place in my heart. RIP
Ashley Demello
April 2, 2007
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS. I HAVE JUST LEARNED OF YOUR GREAT LOSS AND WISH TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES. PLEASE KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT HERE WHO DO CARE AND YOUR HERO WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. HOLD TIGHT TO YOUR TREASURED MEMORIES THAT HIS SPECIAL SMILE MAY CONTINUE TO SHINE ON. I PRAY THAT PEACE WILL FIND YOU ALL SOMEDAY. STAY STRONG AND GODSPEED. SEMPER FI

A PROUD MARINE MOM
Robyn Garside
March 14, 2007
Thoughts and prayers to the family..Soo sad to hear of another fine soldier leaving us way before his time..God Bless the Powell family and our special HERO!!

He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered!!

marinecomfortquilts.us
Jamie( Proud wife of a deployed Sailor) Graves
January 29, 2007
Dear Dave, Nancy, Megan & Travis:
We just want to send our condolences and tell you that your Kyle did our country proud. He is a true hero, and we want to thank you on his behalf for his service to our country.
Tony, Elaine, Jeremy & Ruth Neisler
January 26, 2007
Please accept our condolences for your loss, our prayers that you find peace and comfort in our Lord, and our thanks for the sacrifice that your Marine made for our country. I hope that you find comfort in knowing that there are many Marine families keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Semper Fi.
Lee Sirotnak
January 7, 2007
“Paid in Full”
In Honor of The War Against Terrorism’s Fallen and Injured Marines


Marines through and through, they paid the price
Six thousand miles away, we live the life
For which they paid with their blood, spirits and bodies
We will never forget what they paid in full

We hope and we pray that somehow their loved ones find comfort
In God, in the flag, in the memory of their loved ones’ bravery
They’re gone now but we see them still…proud, strong, willing
Covering each other’s backs… courageous, moving forward

What kind of love did they have for us to be willing
To give it all for the Black, White, Jew, Christian, Muslim?
We don’t comprehend but we honor you now and forever
You are Our Marines…some living…some not
Forever in our minds we will cherish your lives

Lives too short yet immortal they’ll be
Highest brotherhood of the few, the proud
They stand at attention, and we gaze with awe
Some know their names not, but our admiration for them
Flows limitless within us, between us

They sacrificed their limbs or their lives
Freedom still rings, a soft sound across the miles
It tolls slowly; all of creation takes note
Of the lives that were lost for people unknown

Out of sight but not lost; forever among us
The starched blues marching straight
Toward the place where we will meet them
Many years from now…how we loved them…
Well done beloved Brothers and Sisters…You’ve paid it in full
Always Faithful Marines, You Have Paid it in Full
Glen Nevogt
December 31, 2006
Dear Powell family-
I am a mother of a young Marine who, luckily, is stateside for the time being. I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to all of you. God Bless you. I am proud of your son.
Kate Powell
December 1, 2006
My heart goes out to the Powell family. Cpl Powell gave the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedom. May he rest in peace-a true HERO!!
Semper Fi
Bridget Billard (wife of a retired Marine and mom to an Eagle Scout/LCpl of Marines
Colorado Springs
Bridget Billard
November 29, 2006
Mr. & Mrs. Powell:
Our prayers are with you and your family at this time. Your son is the true definition of an American Hero. May God bless your family.
Jesse Cardenas
November 29, 2006
Dear Powell Family,
I heard about your son's death on NPR this morning and it brought tears to my eyes. I really feel for you in this time of sorrow. Be proud and be strong for Kyle.
God Bless your family.
Patricia Romeo
November 25, 2006
Dear Powell Family,
Even though we have never met I feel as if we are a part of a "family". My daughter's fiancee was killed by an IED in Iraq on Oct. 3, 2005. It is my prayer that you will feel God holding close to His heart as He has held my family this past year. May you know His peace and comfort as you face the difficult days ahead.
Claire Zawistowski
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