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June 8, 2008
DAVID, THANK YOU FOR MY FREEDOM. GOD BLESS U AND YOUR FAMILY. I WORK AT WALMART AND WHEN I GO TO WORK IN THE MORNING I GO STRAIGHT TO THE WALL OF HONOR AND I SEE YOUR PICTURE AND I THANK YOU FOR WHAT U HAVE DONE FOR US.. U AND YOUR FAMILY WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY PRAYERS.. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS U ALWAYS.
May 25, 2008
Dear David,

We miss you. I miss you. Tons. More than I can say. I miss your contagious laugh, your brilliant smile, your own witty sense of humor...the sound of your voice on the phone...everything. I miss the quiet times too, just knowing you were there. I did not expect we'd be saying goodbye so soon. That wasn't supposed to happen until I was 85 or so, and then it would be me leaving first, and not much time to wait until you and Will and Mary joined me. This early parting did not follow my game plan at all. But of course, I'm not the One in Charge.

Mom always called us bookends, you and I, the oldest and the youngest of the family, who were so much alike in so many ways. I know how you would have felt about all this attention. I'm sorry about all of that. I know you would have preferred to leave this world the way that you preferred to move about in it--quietly slipping away without too much notice, without too much fuss. But it couldn't be that way this time. We couldn't let you go so quietly away from us when you have laid down your life so early, for the country you loved so much.

You were so brave. So proud to do your part. You never considered yourself a hero. You never knew you were brave. You just saw yourself as an ordinary guy who was doing what he could for freedom's sake. You served, and you served selflessly with distinction and pride. And that, baby bro, qualifies you as a hero.

I can't lie to you--losing you has hit hard. VERY hard. And it hurts. A LOT. But God promises He will never give us more than we can bear, and so I'm trusting that promise, and counting on God to get us all through this. I know He will. Just as I know He has you safely in the palm of His hand.

We know that you're early "graduation day", as Dr. Young calls it, is part of God's plan. He's made that very clear to us. He's been with us throughout our pain, feeling it with us, crying with us, comforting us with his Holy Spirit.

I know that I may never know why you were called home so soon. But I know there's a reason. God never does anything without a good reason, and I know He would never have taken you away from us if there wasn't a very good reason. So I'm trusting Him, knowing how much He loves you, loves us, loves all the world. His plans go way beyond your life and mine, and what we want for ourselves. Life is not all about us. And being a Christian does not mean we always get what we pray for, or that we will never suffer in this world. It does mean that we have hope--that death is not the end for those who love Christ. As you did. As we do.

There is no despair in our grief. There is only that deep longing to have you back again, and the aching pain of your absence from our lives henceforth on this earth.

David, in case you didn't know it, you were loved. You ARE loved, and we miss you. We will always miss you.

And so, with great reluctance, and with an aching, heavy heart that still can't quite grasp that you’re really gone, I say goodbye to you…for now. You did a good job here, bro. I’m proud of you. I love you. I miss you. And I can't wait to see you again.
May 21, 2008
As the mother, of a soldier serving in Iraq, I attended the service for your son, David, as an act of support to your family and a way to honor his sacrifice. The memorial service was beautiful, and it gave me insight into the brave hero who gave his all for the country he loved. I guess I expected all of those things. What I didn't expect was the patriotism and outpouring of love that was displayed along the route to the cemetery. I cried the whole way. I have never seen anything like that. Mile after mile the road was covered on both sides by thousands of people waving flags, displaying signs and holding their hand over their heart. It was a real confirmation to me that what our sons are doing, for their country, is appreciated. I thought of your family, ahead of me, and what pride you must have been feeling. I hope that helped a little to ease the pain in your heart.

When I spoke to my son, on the phone, I relayed to him what I had seen. He was also surprised and very touched.

Your family remains in my prayers and I would like to thank you for raising such a wonderful young man who loved his God and his country so much. May God bless you.
May 12, 2008
Anna June and Family my depest sympathy for your loss. I am the mother of CLP Clayton Kristynik a Marine that has had two tours to Iraq. Anna I don't know if you remember Clayton or not but you were his teacher a few years back.
He graduated in 2003. He ask me to send his regrets and sympathy as well. My heart is heavy for what you and your family are going through and your in my prayers.
Sincerely, June Kristynik
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