Cpl. Kyle W. Powell
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."
Published by The Gazette on Nov. 8, 2006.
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Thomas Murawski
May 31, 2020
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.
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign
Charlie Gili
March 15, 2015
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.
October 31, 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 22, 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
July 20, 2013
Nancy Pfander
November 6, 2011
Nancy Pfander
November 6, 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
November 4, 2011
You are not forgotten...
C Co 1st CEB
May 31, 2011
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Good bless!
Crystal Hamby
November 6, 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"
Peggy Childers
November 4, 2010
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
September 16, 2010

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 19, 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 11, 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
November 4, 2009
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Kenna Larra
March 5, 2009
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
December 16, 2008
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
(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)


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

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Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
November 6, 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"
Peggy Childers
November 3, 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 28, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Cpl Powell!
June 15, 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
May 30, 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!
Steve Thomas
April 22, 2008
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
September 14, 2007
Rest in peace Cpl. Powell
God Bless!
Dewayne Standridge
September 14, 2007
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 @

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 14, 2007
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September 11, 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.


Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
August 6, 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!!
August 2, 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.
May 24, 2007
Kyle you where an awsome person that brought a rare kind of professionalism to our unit. Rest in peace.
LCPL Jacob Melrose
April 29, 2007
Kyle you were my heart, the light in my life. You'll forever have a place in my heart. RIP
Ashley Demello
April 6, 2007

Robyn Garside
April 2, 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!!

Jamie( Proud wife of a deployed Sailor) Graves
March 14, 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 29, 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 26, 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
January 7, 2007
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 31, 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
December 1, 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 29, 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
November 25, 2006

There are no words that can express how saddened I am to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Terri (Vest)Sullivan
Terri Sullivan
November 21, 2006
Dave - Our prayers are with you and your family in your time of grief, but also share the pride you must feel in your son and his accomplishments. God Bless.
Renee Norris-Brennan
November 20, 2006
Nancy and David,
We are very sadden to learn of your loss of your son. Our hearts go out to you and your family.
John and Ginger Vest Rexroat
Ginger Rexroat
November 20, 2006
I am sadden with the passing of Cpl Powell, may God have him in his glory and I pray for the surviving family members that have to endure such a painful tragedy. Cpl Powell, Thank You for serving and protecting our country the USA, from and Air Force Reservist. TSgt Carlos Jarquin
Carlos Jarquin
November 20, 2006
Dave & Nancy,
My heart is heavy and I am deeply saddened for the loss of your son, Kyle. I feel honored to am met him, and though I didn't know him personally, I certainly had a good idea of his character because you both are such genuinely kind and thoughtful people. Dave, there's no doubt in my mind that Kyle was a chip off the ol' block. I can't begin to imagine your pain, but we do know that Kyle is in Glory now and you'll will see him again soon. My sincerest sympathies to your entire family.
Dean Hutchhinson
November 19, 2006
My heart is saddened at the loss of another fine soldier, He will never be forgotten and your family/friends are in my thoughts and prayers every day!!

God Bless..
Jamie Graves
November 19, 2006
To Kyle's family and friends-
My family and I are praying for you and your family during this difficult time. We send our deepest empathy as we lost our Marine on 11/30/05 in Fallujah. We are comforted to know that our Marines are serving their country with such honor and bravery. We are so proud of our Marines and all of our other service men and women for all that they have done and continue to do to keep us safe and to give us the freedom we have that so many take for granted.
They are true Heroes and need to always be remembered for their selflessness and sacrifice to better our world. We will forever be united in the loss of our heros. We are so sorry for your loss and hope our words will ease some of the pain, and maybe fill some of your emptiness.
Yesterday, Today, Forever – Semper Fi - Marines!
Our sincerest gratitude for their bravery-
The family of Cpl. William "Billy" Taylor
2/6 WPNS
KIA outside of Fallujah 11/30/05
Joshua and April Morales
November 19, 2006
I am heartbroken to hear this news about Kyle. I am keeping all of you in my prayers.

God Bless,

Tim Greenshields
Tim Greenshields
November 18, 2006
I had 2 sons who served in Iraq at the same time and I can only imagine the sadness your family is going through. My sincere smypathy and prayers are extended to you and your family in this tragic loss of your love one. I also send my deepest respect to your love one for the sacrifice that he gave in serving his country. May God wrap HIS arms around you and comfort you.
susan holbrook
November 18, 2006
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both!
Love, Scott & Janea
Scott & Janea Coddington
November 17, 2006
To my dearest friend. You were larger than life when you walked this earth and have become an icon immortalized by your actions in this world. You inspired those around you and were a beacon of hope to those that despaired. You are a hero with out equal and I am honored to have served in this life with you. And now you start an even greater journey as you join the ranks of heaven. You will be surely missed and I will forever remember the man you were and the influence you had on us all. To my fallen brother, I salute you. You will be missed, but I will carry you in my heart until the end of days.

sincerely, Drew
Drew Long
November 15, 2006
Finding the right words is so hard... Your sorrow must be so great, I can't even imagine it. I pray that you will find your strength in God. Your entire family have been in my thoughts and prayers.

My many thanks go out to all of our veterans who have sacrificed so much. Because of you, we have a wonderful and free country.

Please know that our hearts are heavy to hear about your loss, but yet we are so very proud to have brave men such as Kyle protecting our nation and our freedom; and because of this I am truly thankful.
Ann (Hocker) Resto
November 15, 2006
I didn't know Kyle, but he was a Marine and that's enough. The quote "Uncommon valor was a common virtue" was applicable to your son as it is to all Marines. We will miss him as a brother, and are proud of him as a Marine.
God Bless y'all and may he assuage your grief with his mercy.

Phil Parker (former Marine)
Cypress, Texas
Phil Parker
November 15, 2006
May God bless you, the family and friends of Kyle Powell. No words can express the feelings we share after losing a child to this war.

Jewel Aston
Gold Star Mom
Jewel Aston
November 15, 2006
SEMPER FI!! He was FREAT because he was one of the greatest! He has gone to guard the GATES of HEAVEN!! that is where good MARINES GO!!
Edwin A. Halderman, SSgt.USMC(retired)
Edwin Halderman
November 14, 2006
Dave and Nancy, we were saddended to read in today's Gazette about Kyle. I wish we knew the right things to say, but just know we are thinking and praying for you.
Scott and Laurie Seab
November 14, 2006
My wife and I do not know you or Kyle, but hearing of and seeing your loss we send our most fervent prayers that the God of Peace may comfort you and your family untill you again see your son in Heaven. From parents of an Eagle Scout and Marine Parents, Current Marine Recruit( Dec 1st Grd) and Greatful Citizen of Colorado and the USA. MAY GOD WATCH OVER YOU AND HEAL YOUR HEART.

Marine MOM and Dad
Raymond and Vicci Starkowski
November 14, 2006
From a vet who thanks you for your service and to a loving family.
wally ingram
November 14, 2006
To the Family of Cpl Powell: I did not have the honor of knowing your son, but you have my heartfelt sympathies. As a country we are truly blessed to have Men like your son Kyle that know the meaning of Valor, Honor and Love of your fellow Man and are willing to make a stand and protect those who can't protect themsleves. God Bless you and your family. God Bless Cpl Kyle Powell
Allan Coville
November 14, 2006
My deepest condolences.
Milton Centeno
November 14, 2006
On behalf of a respectful and grateful nation we all mourn the loss of one of America's finest. Today, my family’s thoughts are with the parents and rest of CPL Powell's family - and may he rest in honor and peace. Sometimes it’s the simple things that mean the most, so may I say THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE.
LTC(R) David L. O'Neal
November 14, 2006
To the family of Cpl Powell:
I did not know your son; my daughter and her husband did. They both cried when they heard of your loss. Your son is a hero and will always be remembered in my heart. God bless you and your family.
T. Harris
November 14, 2006
To the Powell family,
My deepest sympathies are with you during this painful time. Although I did not know you all personally I did get the chance to know Kyle. Kyle and my husband (also Kyle) were both stationed at Camp Pendleton together and then went on to Iraq together. While in California, it doesn't matter where we were, Kyle always seemed to be having a good time, I'd often wake in the morning to find him snoring on my couch. He truly was a great guy and an amazing Marine and he will be deeply missed. If there is ever anything that I, or my family can do for you please don't hesitate to ask.

"...And when I go to heaven,
And I see that pearly gate,
I’ll gladly decline entrance,
Then stand my post and wait.
I’m sorry Sir I can’t come in,
I’m sort of in a bind,
You see I’m still a Marine Sir,
So I can’t leave them behind."

Semper Fi and God Bless
Krystal Waldy
November 13, 2006
Powell family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I as well graduated with Kyle from High school, in a few classes together throughout the time there. He was and is a great wonderful person, so determined at everything he did. I thank him for everything he's done for this country. Im here if you guys need anything. Dont hesitate to contact me. You all are in my prayers. much love and take care.
Crystal Dawson
November 13, 2006
Dear David --

I'm so sorry you have to deal with the loss of Kyle, but I'm pleased to know that Kyle was a Christian and that you all have a strong faith. Thinking of you and your family.
Evelyn Hagan
November 13, 2006
To the Powell Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I was saddened to hear of another Colorado Hero being laid to rest and my heart aches for you. But I am also lifted up by Kyle's story as he seemed to have lived so fully in his short time on earth and was so willing to give all for others. Thank you Cpl. Powell
Ashley Tyler
November 13, 2006
Kyle you are a true American Hero and I could never thank you enough! But I do want to say Thank You for all you gave for my family's freedom. I am so proud to be an American and so thankful for the men and women who protect our country! I did not know Kyle but that does not change the sorrow I feel for his family. I am so sorry for your loss and I hope you find strength knowing his sacrafice will not be forgotten!
Julie Quick
November 13, 2006
Dave & Nancy,
You have my sincere condolences with the passing of your son. As I empathize with your pain as I lost my son,16 Nov 05/Iraq.
I wish that you would not have to endure this burden of laying your son to rest, as it seems like only yesterday I was standing where you are standing today. I pray God will comfort you in the days to come as he has comforted me.
We have unwillingly joined an elite group of parents whose children have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Our's is a burden most difficult to carry, but know you are not alone.
Through Kyle's sacrifice, other's may live to continue the battle of giving freedom to those who have never known such freedom.
Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you for raising a fine young man who freely chose to put others first.
I will close as I closed with my son; Rest in peace Marine, Your tour on earth is complete.
If you ever want someone to talk with, I am just an e-mail or phone call away and welcome hearing from you.

Semper Fi, Scott A. Deeds
(Lcpl Roger Wayne Deeds/KIA/Iraq/16Nov05)
Scott A. Deeds
November 13, 2006
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help at this time.
Melvin & Susie Moore
November 13, 2006
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
John Bushmire
November 13, 2006
Dave. I am very sorry to hear of your lose.One can only imagine what it must be like unless you have experienced it. You am sure are very proud of kyle,and should be. Dixie and I will keep you in our thoughts and prays.
Bob &Dixie Bisby
November 13, 2006
David and Family--
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mike and I know the heatache of losing a child. It is one of the most agonizing things in life. We lost our son, Andrew Michael, five years ago at the age of 22. He was also a Corporal in the Marines having finished his tour of duty three weeks before his death. Know that our hearts ache for you and your family. I will be sending you a letter in a few days.
Mike and Sherry Hoyt
November 13, 2006
I would like to let you and your family know that you are all in my prayers. Kyle is one of my best friends. He is an awesome Marine and an even better person. My heart goes out to you. If you need anything please feel free to email me.
Cpl Kyle Waldy
November 13, 2006
It seems like yesterday that Kyle, Megan, and I were playing legos in the basement of your house. I haven't spoken to you in so long as our distance has effectivly separated us, but I was devastated at hearing this news. Megan, you were my best friend growing up, and Kyle was close to me through you. Nancy and Dave, you were like surrogate parents for me. I cannot find the words to tell you how sorry I am for your loss and I wish with all my heart that I could be there with you. I am there in spirit. Thank you Kyle, we all love you.
Natascha Burgett
November 12, 2006
Dear Dave, Nancy and Megan:

I am so very sad to hear of your loss. Please accept my condolences.
May God be always at your side.
Semper Fi
Marine Mom of Sgt. Paul B.
Janet Kidwell
November 12, 2006
To the POWELL family;

I would like you to know that your son is a HERO, for he gave his all. While some gave some. I think that is backwards, but I hope you know what I was tring to say. The Lord has a reason for all that he does, we say Why? now, but when we get to heaven someday and ask Why?
He will tell us, and we will say OH THATS RIGHT. I,d like to say you feel better as time goes on, but the pain will always be there. You will go on because you know in your heart that Kyle would want you to go on. Our son B.Jay was KIA on May 22 2006 in Iraq. So I can tell you that words you read here come from some one that really does know what you are feeling. Yes , this is'nt easy but, in a way we are family now. Lean on the Lord for strength for he will aways be there to comfort you.
Bill & Elaine Leusink
November 12, 2006
Dave,Nancy & Megan,
It is with a heavy heart that I send my condolences for the loss of your son. I am so very sorry there are no words that can explain how sorry I am, May god give you guidence and strength at this time. I myself am a mom with a fellow Marine over in Iraq who I pray for them all, all the time. We now have another Angel watching over there brothers.
God Bless,
PMM of PFC Paul N
1/6 Bravo Co.
Sheila Malamut
November 12, 2006
Dear David, Nancy, Megan and family,

It is extremely difficult to express the grief and sorrow that we felt when we heard about Kyle. It seemed like just the other day we were enjoying Uncle Arland and Aunt Kay’s 50th wedding anniversary, it was so good to see you after so many years. Joyce and I know there is nothing we can say that can relieve your loss and sorrow. We are praying for you and the family that God will give you peace.

Will & Joyce Hocker
William Hocker
November 11, 2006
My deepest sympathy is extended to you and your family. My son is at Parris Island so I am new at marine life. I do not even know how you feel of a loss of a son but my heart and prayers are with you and yours. Marine Mom Rct. Herring
Sharon Herring
November 11, 2006
My heart goes out to you & your family. I don't have any idea what you are going through May God Be with your family at this time. I will keep your family in my prayers. SEMPER FI!(as our troops are always faith full) God Bless Antoinette PFC piepmeyer Sara & Nathen
Antoinette keel
November 11, 2006
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2006

Antoinette Keel
November 11, 2006
To Nancy,Dave, and Megan,
I never had the pleasure of meeting Kyle, but knowing his parents I know that he was a gentleman and a true hero. God Bless the Powell family.
Rodger Bell
November 11, 2006
To the Powell family and loved ones:

I am deeply sadden by the loss of your loved one. May the Lord watch over you and give you the strength you will need to guide you through the upcoming days, weeks, months and years. Your life will never be the same, but please remember the days you had with the son who gave more than the average person. Be proud as we all are of the sacrifice your son has made on behalf of the world.
Remember for God gave his only begotten son, as you have given your son.

Cyndi Varney
Proud Marine Mom of Zack (stationed in Iraq)
Cyndi Varney
November 11, 2006
It is with a heavy heart that I offer condolences at this time. My son, Jim, is a fellow Marine, serving in Iraq. I pray for you and your family and friends in your loss.
Nancy Ford
November 11, 2006
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.
May God bless your family.
Marine Mom of
LCPL Andrew Checchia
Helena Checchia
November 11, 2006
November 11, 2006
To The Powell Family,
Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. My heart breaks for you & tears fill my eyes, even though we don't know each other, but we are a family, I have a son in the marines! I just pray that somehow this helps you in knowing that people cares, your son Cpl. Powell is a "HERO" in our eyes, he sacrificed all and it will not be forgotten.
May God give you the strength today and tomorrow, God bless you all, you are in our prayers !

Matthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

From one marine family to another,
John & Sheila Morgan
Sheila Morgan
November 11, 2006
It is with heartfelt sympathy I write this condolence at the loss of your son. We have a son who is a Marine in Iraq and worry every day about him and all the soldiers. They chose a very difficult and dangerous job and we are gratefull for his service. God bless you and your family at this time of loss. May you find comfort in the many words of support in the coming days.
Denise Ford
November 11, 2006
To the Powell Family,

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your son. His noble service and sacrifice shall not be forgotten. You can rest knowing that we, his brother Marines in Iraq, shall ensure his mission here is accomplished. He has not died in vein.

Semper Fidelis,

LtCol Paul E. Damphousse, USMC
Al Anbar Province, Iraq
November 11, 2006
I did not know your son, but as a fellow Marine family, I feel his loss as my own. His honor and courage stands as an example to every Marine. May God hold you close during this difficult time. Kyle now truly stands among the few and the proud.
Daryl and Christina Gorff
November 11, 2006
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