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September 22, 2013
condolences - this was such a tragic loss
September 21, 2013
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. William A. Allers:
Always remembering William. "Some gave all."
September 20, 2011
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. William A. Allers:
Please accept my remembrance of William on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
September 11, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. May STAFF SGT. WILLIAM A. ALLERS rest in peace and you find comfort in knowing that he is. My thoughts and prayers are with WILLIAM and your family. I Thank You!~ GOD BLESS~
August 30, 2011
To the families of our American Heroes,

I want to thank each of you for your personal sacrifices on behalf of my family and America.
May God comfort your souls and bring peace in your hearts that your loss is not in vain.
God Bless our valiant warriors families in the ages to come.

RIP courageous ones!
Psalm 25:20
January 15, 2011
Your legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew you and shared in your struggle to protect our country and the ultimate sacrifice you gave so that we can be grateful for what we have. Your family, friends, loved ones and fellow soldiers will stay in my thoughts and prayers.
A Proud Military Mom.
September 23, 2010
Our sympathies to the Allers family. We are proud that our daughter K. Pitts served with such wonderful and brave people - certainly the best our country has!
September 20, 2010
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. William A. Allers:
Remembering William on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
September 15, 2010
While in DC for a conference, I went to Arlington National Cemetary today to visit SSG Allers. It's hard to believe that Monday will be five years since we lost you in Iraq. It was a pleasure to serve with you there, my only regret is that it was too short. I know that myself and our other fellow 617th MP Co. members will never forget you. Praying for your family, as I know this is a hard time of year for them. RIP Allers.
October 01, 2009
March 06, 2009
Did not know Sgt. Allers but my deepest sympathy and gratitude go out to his family and to all the families who have lost loved ones in war. They are the best and true heroes.
December 06, 2008
September 20, 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 William, but I am remembering
his service. 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

Remembering The Fallen – Blog

Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
August 06, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. William A. Allers:
William 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"
May 05, 2008
Thank you Billy. You are a hero
May 02, 2008
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. William A. Allers, our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. What he has done for our freedom will not be forgotten. May God comfort and bless your family.
March 07, 2008
this is bill sister in law the faimly is doing the best we can after such a terrible lose thanks for everybody stories of bill and others for there kind words.bill always said the only thing worth dying for was love and honor and you got my love and honor bubby i love ya and miss ya
October 03, 2007
To a hero:
THANK YOU so much for all that you have done. You were truly a angel on earth.My sympanthy to the whole family. And thank you for allowing us to contiune to have this freedom that we get to enjoy each and every day. For every fallen soldier there is a star in the heavens and I will countiune to bow my head and pray.
R.I.P Angel
August 16, 2007
There is nothing that I can say or do to take away the pain or bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer you and your family 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, a dear family friend who joined the Army with three other friends, one of whom is my son (Le Ron was killed in action on 07/06/07 at the age of 18) 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.


Currently stationed in Germany
Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
July 18, 2007
I was just browsing the net and found this website quite by accident. One of the entries that caught my eye was from Michael Allers who commented that the Allers family was a small one. I married into the Allers family in 1994, in South Africa, so even though I did not know Staff Sgt. William A. Allers, I somehow feel a sadness for his family at their loss.
July 04, 2007
Please know that there are a lot of us that truely are sorry for your loss. Every soldier that gives their life in this war are all special and are heros to us all. May God give you peace and fill your hearts with love and good memories of your precious loved one.
October 27, 2006
May God help ease your pain and help you through your loss. I am so sorry.
October 21, 2006
I think of Billy often, and wonder how you, his family, are doing. Though we know Billy is in a much better place, with God and with his mom, it's still difficult to accept that he's not here. I know you miss him and the man that he became, but in my eyes and heart, Billy will forever be a little blonde-haired boy on a big wheel playing "Dukes of Hazard" and calling me Yaurie =) God Bless him.
October 21, 2006
The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear. Please know that we share your grief, and our prayers are with you. THANK YOU for serving our country, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!
September 20, 2006
Remembering Staff Sgt. William A. Allers, on this first anniversary of the day he gave his life for our Country and for Freedom, with a Multitude of Thanks for his Courage, Service and Dedication.
May William rest in God's Loving Care and know that he will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
May God's Grace and Comfort, continue to be with the Allers family.
From the sister of a Fallen young hero, who made the Ultimate Sacrifice in Vietnam. KIA~1967.

"I will lift up my eyes to the hills-
from whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth."
Psalm 121:1-2

Sincerely hoping that you continue to feel the thoughts of caring and support that surround you each and every day, as this Country mourns with you, for someone very precious to you, who is a Hero to all of us.

May the memories of your loved one live in your heart always.
Softly and slowly....
Time heals...
September 12, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family always. Your ultimate sacrifice shows your love for this country and our freedom. Thanks for everything if not for you life as we know it would not exist
God Bless
September 02, 2006
Dear Ms. Cindy Joy,
I such, and I'm sure my family does too, appreciate and really do feel your special words of love and concern. We especially thank you for reaching out and proving your love for not only my brother, but for your love of our wonderful United States Of America. May God bless you and yours forever. However......just to let you know, it was not my brother Dave that died......not Dave. Our brother Billy died. I can promise you that Dave is alive and well because I dreamt of him so colorfully, in such life-like vision just last night. I feel certain that when read Billy's tribute, you simply mixed my brothers up. Neverthess, thank you so very much for your recognition of our brother Billy and for your loving support. I still cry everyday for Billy. I cry for my other brothers too. I miss all of them so much. "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strenghten thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." Isaiah 41:10
And we all miss and cry in our own way for my brother. Billy's family thanks you so very kindly.
July 17, 2006

I'm sorry that I did not have the privilege of knowing your brave son/husband, Dave. I know that Dave must have loved his country and lived his life to the fullest.
I want to thank you for raising such a self-sacrificing young man. Dave will not be forgotten. A true hero is one who makes a sacrifice for others. Dave will always be my Hero.
There are times when words are not enough so may God's eternal promises and everlasting love surround you.
I am with thee . . . I will strengthen thee.
Isaiah 41:10
June 21, 2006
With my deepest regets, that you are no longer with us.It has taken me almost a year to realize that my Brother,is no longer here with us.Billy since you left for the Army, to fulfill your dreams,we fell out of touch.The last time that I had saw you was at Mom's funeral.I find peace in that you had fulfilled your dream, even in the short years that you were with us.My memories of you are many as of one of my little brothers.You were also a handful for Mom and Dad,such as your BIG WHEEL DAYS, and then the days with the plastic bat.But nothing made me prouder of you, when you asked me to be Greg's Godfather.I want you to know that you will always be a Hero in our Hearts.Your Loving Brother Tom.Sorry it took so long.
June 14, 2006
The Allers Family is a relatively small one, however, throughout our nation's history, members of our family have distinguished themselves in defense of freedom. I was aware of William's passing because of my research into which members of the Allers Family were involved in the current Iraq Conflict. Despite that fact that I have never met him, I will pray that he is remembered with the honor and respect due a hero of his standing. I thank the members of his family and his friends for providing this forum. God Bless William, and God Bless America.

Michael A. Allers & Family
June 07, 2006

June 04, 2006
To the Allers family: I previously signed William’s guest book. I live close to Arlington National Cemetery and I go there often to honor the fallen heroes. Each time I go I stop and visit William. William today is your birthday. Know that you are my hero and you will never be forgotten. I promise each time I go to ANC I will stop and visit you.
May 09, 2006
My Dear Brother Billy...........
I miss you so much!!!! I have always loved you and truly regret not having an opportunity to say "good-bye". You are my hero and I want to "thank you" for fighting for our freedom, as well as, for the freedom of others. I'm sure our mother feels so proud and so thankful for you. She loved you more than the most beautiful day itself. She certainly gave birth to the best! I dream, every night, of you and my other brothers. Please know that I cry for you. I miss you. I love you, Billy, and will be with you soon. Please know that you are very much missed in this life. May God always bless you abundantly!!
Your Loving Sister,
May 08, 2006
My daughter Sgt. Kimberly Bandstra Pitts served with William Allers with the 617th in Iraq. To honor both Hayes and Allers, I wear a number pinned to my blouse every day with the number of heroes who have given their lives in service to our country. Today that is 2,418. Please take comfort from knowing that your loved one did not die in vain or forgotten by the American people. I remind everyone of our heroes and the true meaning of the word hero. Those that are not affected by the war or who have someone in their family over there, are brought up short by the number on my blouse. This I do to honor both of our 617th soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Please accept our condolences and know we pray for both daily.
Mieke Bandstra
April 27, 2006
Rest in peace at your last post in paradise.
April 26, 2006
You desperately need to know how many of us care. My son Benjamin was killed in Ramadi Iraq on February 25, 2006. Your son was every bit a part of your life, as was mine. This is something we will always carry with us and yet make what time we have left a tribute to who our precious children were. Love never fails and goes on far beyond what we ever expect to spend. I love my son as you will always love your precious William. People, real people, care. We value and honor his life.
March 21, 2006
March 17, 2006
To the Family of Staff Sgt. William A. Allers:
My heart breaks again as I sign yet another guest book of another courgeous young man who gave his life so selflessly. We lost our son 12/1/05.
I know first hand there are no words right now that will bring you the comfort and peace you need. Just know that you are not alone. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you all as you mourn this loss. We don't know each other, will probably never meet, but will forever be united in the loss of our Heroes. We have, unfortunately joined a group, an ever-growing group of families in this situation. May God grant you peace and strength to get through this and be able once again to smile at a memory rather than have only the tears that flow so easily now. To be so proud of your loved one and so saddened at the same time is a mix of emotions very difficult to deal with. They will never be forgotten, never able to be replaced, but sometime, someday your memories will sustain you. This courageous soldier will forever now be your Angel watching over you all for the rest of your lives. It's what brings me peace and comfort and I hope it will you as well. I have tried to sign all the guest books of soldiers lost since Brent was killed. Today I received an e:mail from a soldier who served with your son and so I wanted to look his name up and sign his book as well. If you ever want to talk, I'm only an e:mail away. God Bless this courageous soldier and his family.
Pam Adams (SFC Brent Adams, KIA 12/1/05 Ramadi, Iraq)
(Millersville, PA )
March 02, 2006
Thank you Billy for your ultimate sacrifice. I will always love you.
February 15, 2006
He is in a better place.
February 14, 2006
My heartfelt sympathy to the Allers family in the loss of William. I did not know William, but my heart is broken and I am sadden for your loss of such a fine young man and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace

To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
January 04, 2006
He died not in vain but in honor.I hope his death was quick,because he deseres it.
December 12, 2005
God has a special place in His heaven for heros. Sgt. Allers died a hero. Thank you Bill from a grateful nation.
December 08, 2005
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." -- John Stewart Mill
I thank your son/brother/husband/father/friend,f
or all he has done for this country. may his sacrifice never live in vain. My thoughts and prayers are with you all who knew him. May he finally rest in peace,as hero's should.
December 02, 2005
November 12, 2005
I met Bill in 98 at camp Garry Owen Korea. We ended up being stationed together again at Fort Knox KY. He was a good friend. He will be missed dearly. My thoughts and prayes go out to his family.
November 12, 2005
Rest in Peace
November 04, 2005
The Allers family,
I wanted to say I am so sorry for your loss. I know he is deeply missed. We had just found out about Bill passing away. Although I didn't have the honor to know him, my husband Joe did. They were stationed in Korea together, and Bill is all I heard about. Him and his son. Even though I didn't know him in a physical aspect, I did know a lot about him. I know it hit Joe hard hearing about Bill's passing. I can't imagine what you are going through, especially his wife, children and parents.
I wish you all the best of luck, and wish you didn't have to go through this pain. We will keep you in our prayers, along with many other "brothers and sisters" still away from home.
(It was good to hear that Bill had gotten remarried and had a little girl!)
Richalle & family
November 04, 2005
from 98-99 he was a roommate and fellow scout. he was a brother to me and he will be soarly missed.
miss you bro.
October 05, 2005
To the family of Bill. My deepest sympathy goes out to you. I met Bill about six years ago. We dated briefly....but he was everything you could ask for. Bill had a huge heart and would open it to anyone...He was so excited when he came to my hometown and we had a place called Mustang Heaven...he had to go there because of his love for mustangs....Bill you will be missed and thanks so much for serving our country....
September 30, 2005
I'd like to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. He gave his life for his country and what it stands for and I'm sure you are very proud of him. Cpt. Todd Lindner is my step-son and I want you to know I grieve with you.
September 29, 2005
September 28, 2005
"For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know." May we always walk through the battlefield guided by your light, God Bless You SSG Allers.
September 28, 2005
September 28, 2005
I'm so sorry for your lose. We lost our son-in-law in August. But must say to remember Staff Sgt. Allers was a hero! We are not that far away. If there is anything we can do for you or your family please let us know.
September 27, 2005
Beth and Family,
My deepest sympathies to you all. As I sat beside you during Michael's funeral, never once did I think that life would take this turn. Bill's service and dedication to our country is greatly appreciated. The 3rd platoon lost not only a great soldier, they lost a good man and friend. Our prayers are with you...God Bless...
September 25, 2005
September 25, 2005
Bill and I were best friends in high school. We meet when our chemistry class first broke up in to groups; we ended up being lab partners because we were the only two left. It was down hill after that and I ended up spending most of my time with Bill for the next two years, even working with him over the summer at a local plant nursery. I did not know it at the time, but he would direct the rest of my life.
He was dating a girl in his junior year; she was a freshman and to me looked quite boyish. As with most high school relationships it ended, but Bill was too charming to be mad at, so he and Lesley stayed good friends. As life moved on Bill and I worked through our senior year and my mom got sick, but no worries Bill was there to help me through anything. You could not keep him down; he had a solution for everything even if it was silly. Also in my senior year he reintroduced me to his ex-girlfriend Lesley, who did not look so boyish to me this time.
After graduation Bill and I went camping in the mountains of Maryland, he told me of his plans of life in the army and all the things he would get to do. I grew up living the Army life and I knew it was not for me, and I did not want Bill to go. He signed up and went away, but he left me with two gifts. He introduced me to my best friend, who got me into teaching, and he brought Lesley and me together, we married in 2003. Without Bill I would not be where I am today and I will be forever in debt to him.

I love you Bill, you will be missed
September 24, 2005
I am just another mother of a dearly missed son serving in the same M.P. unit as your husband, father,son, brother, and friend. I pray as you did for the safe and speedy return of this unit that has truly withstood all dangers and misfortunes of combat. I extend my deepest sympathies to your family and please know that his ultimate sacrifice will always be present in our hearts and minds. Sincerely yours, Another Mother
September 24, 2005
I am just another mother of a dearly missed son serving in the same M.P. unit as your husband, father,son, brother, and friend. I pray as you did for the safe and speedy return of this unit that has truly withstood all dangers and misfortunes of combat. I extend my deepest sympathies to your family and please know that his ultimate sacrifice will always be presentin ourhearts and minds. Sincerely yours, Another Mother
September 24, 2005
Our sincere deepest condolences are extended to the family of another fallen hero from two very grateful Americans. William, may you rest in peace.
September 24, 2005
Thank you very much
September 23, 2005

Even though we have never met, I wanted to share a poem with you.
You see I lost my only son when he was one month away from his 22nd birthday. That was in 1980. I know the pain and the sorrow that you feel.
I know in time the awful hurting inside of you will heal. I know right now it’s hard to Imagine that life can even go on. I can’t imagine anything worse then losing a child.

I am a Christian and I know that God’s strength saw me and my husband through. There were many days we just didn’t want to go on, but He was always there to help us.

I hope you will not take offence by receiving this. I only mean it to help and
let you know that I care. I will keep you in my prayers.

May God bless you in a very special way, as He took a very special person from this world to be with Him. I thank God every day for men like your son who are willing to fight for our freedom and the freedom of oppressed nations. I know William has made a difference in every life he has touched.

Remember, John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should nor perish but have everlasting life.”

At Death of a Child
“I’ll lend you for a little while
A child of mine,” He said.
“For you to love the while he lives
And mourn when he is dead.
It may be six or seven years, or
Twenty two or three,
But will you ’til I call him back,
Take care of him for Me?
He’ll bring his charms to gladden you,
And should his days be brief,
You’ll have his lovely memories
As solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay,
Since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there
I want this child to learn.
I’ve looked this wide world over
In my search for teachers true,
And from the throngs that crowd life’s lane,
I have selected you.
Now will you give all your love,
Nor think the labor vain,
Nor hate me when I come to call
To take him back again?”

I fancy that I heard them say,
“Dear Lord, Thy will be done.
For all the joy this child shall bring,
The risk of grief we’ll run;
We’ll shelter him with tenderness,
We’ll love him while we may,
And for the happiness we’ve known
Forever grateful stay.
But should the angels call for him,
Much sooner then we’ve planned,
We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes
And try to understand.”
-Edgar Albert Guest
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