I write this with happiness and sorrow. Today John would have been 28 years old. I wonder what he would look like , how he would sound, what career path he chose ,married, children. All that is unknown, but I do know this, John would have been happy. John loved his family, friends, life, and definitely loved to have a good time. But most of all he loved his country and loved being a marine! For this he gave his life, but I know he would of have it no other way. He knew the risk involved but he believed in what he and us as a country were trying to accomplish. John was proud to be an American and proud to be a marine. John served with honor and dignity and was looked highly upon his peers. Though I miss him every day and the pain will never go away ,I cherish the years we had together ,for those I will never forget ,how happy he made me feel ,how proud I am of him for I could of not asked for a better son. John you are my hero!
Happy birthday son and know you will be remembered by all that knew you and loved you.