Gold Star Pages updated as of: 30 April 2012
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I have stickers on my helmet that bring smiles to faces, and sometimes chuckles and laughs.
I also have helmet stickers in memory of Fallen Heroes who I personally had the honor of standing for and/or escorting. (Please scroll down to see my helmet, and a few of the stickers and photos of our Fallen Heroes.)
A Gold Star next to a name means I attended the Fallen Hero's funeral or memorial service, escorted the Fallen Hero, or met the Fallen Hero's Gold Star Family
Our roster began as Fallen Heroes from Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn. In 2012, we expanded to include those who lost their lives while in service to our country after 1980 for which there is no national memorial.
To our knowledge, there is no national memorial for those who gave their lives while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, which is the reason we decided to continue maintaining this section of my website after my 2011 cross-country mission honoring our Fallen Heroes. We expanded the roster to include the men and women lost in Beirut, Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada), Operation Just Cause (Panama), Operation Restore Hope (Somalia), etc.
Please do not ask us to add ALL names of ALL who gave their lives in prior wars or operations for which a national memorial exists, such as Vietnam, Korea, WWII, etc. My driver and I simply do not have the resources for such an undertaking. We also do not have the resources to identify all men and women who passed away while on active duty, but not in a war. However, if you are Gold Star Family member, we will be honored to add your Fallen Hero if you provide us with information (see next paragraph).
I am an Associate Member of the American Gold Star Mothers Dogwood Chapter. My intent is for this section of my website to be a Gold Star Roster. If you are the mother, father, sibling, spouse, or child of a person who lost his or her life while serving in the armed forces, please send me an email to add your Fallen loved one. Please provide as much information as possible, including name, rank, branch of military, date of death, age at time of death, war/operation (if applicable), location of death (country or if died in the US, the state), and hometown and state.
2010 Wreaths Across America
Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery
Spring Lake, North Carolina