Chantel, I'm reading TIME and sad to see your picture. I lived in Viet-Nam 68-70, taught school, & was married to an Air America/CIA pilot KIA Laos 18 Feb 70. Retired from 43 yrs teaching, I volunteer at the VA Hosp teaching creative writing in their Vet Recovery Center. The holidays are sad. Time does heal; however, at the Viet-Nam Memorial, Maya Lin envisioned a scar in the earth, healed but visible; black reflecting life. I hope the new year brings blessing to you and your family as you enjoy the journey...on the "write" track. Namaste
You were a true American hero to this country. I wish I knew your rank. Anyway, thank you for your service and your sacrifice to this great nation.
I am truly sorry for your loss. Rely on God and he will comfort you (Psalms 145:19).
Johnathan is a true hero. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I didn't know you. I'm not even American, but I have the utmost respect for members and ex-members of the NATO forces, and for that, I salute you. You died in an unfair way. Rest In Peace.
We miss you so much jt. You will never be forgotten.
Family of Jonathan Blunk please accept my condolence and prayer during this difficult time find comfort knowing that God is readily available during this difficult time Psalms 46:1.
Rest easy now, shipmate. We've got the watch.
To the family and friends of Jonathan Blunk; Please accept my sincerest, heartfelt condolences at this time of extreme sorrow and tragedy. My heart breaks for you, but he was an American Hero. There can be some comfort and a sense of pride to be had knowing that. He will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
To the precious family of Jonathan, My heart is breaking for you and all who have suffered. What a wonderful young man who gave his life to save others. May God hold you in his loving arms and bring you comfort. Please know there are thousands upon thousands who are praying for you and will never forget.
Johnathan we laid you to rest today, you lay next to my Mother & Father. You were more then a son in law, you were my son. You will be very missed by all of us. Love Mom
We laid you to rest today, you lay next to my mother & father (Navy Man). you were more then a son inlaw, you were my son. I will miss you very much. I love you Mom
Johnathan we laid you in peace today, you lay next to my mother & father. We will miss you with all our hearts, you were more then a son inlaw you were my son. Your children Hailey & maxamus will never forget you. I love you. Love Mom
Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called children of God.Jonathan, you lived as a hero, you will live on as a hero for the entire nation.To the Blunk family, our deepest sympathy, for now, and for always. On behalf of my parents and myself. Dean, Sue , Denise & Ron Russman
Thank you! You are a great soul! Light and Love to those who will forever missyour smile!
We are praying for you and your family. Your children will grow up to know their father died a hero for their country, and family. Our deepest condolences for the whole family. Thank you for your service.
Jonathan....you have the most beautiful smile I have ever seen. May it shine down forever on your two precious children.
Barbara Miller ( West Deptfod, NJ )
Jonathan, your story moved me to tears. I go from anger to sadness on a recurring basis thinking about what happened to you and as a result now, your loved ones as well. The range of emotions are intense, but I always end up landing on the feeling of inspiration when I think of you and your story. I wish I could have known you. God bless you and your family.
r.i.p jonathan...may god be with you and your family..love, kristi lee, colorado
A poem I wrote In memory Of Jonathan and all Lives lost In Aurora Tragedy
On this dark
And sober night
Was in the air-
The beast within
Took innocent people
Such panic and fear-
And shattered silence
Noone knew their
Life would end.
Take my hand-step out
Of the darkness
And into the light
By: Patricia R Shaw
My condolences, he will always be with you. He was a true hero for what he did and he is an inspiration to me and america
Donna,Lee, Chris, and Eric we are thinking of you and our prayers are with you always
I wish to add my prayers to your family. I know you are grieving as we are [ the family of John T. Larimer]. May you find peace one day.
Jonathan I wish you could read all these messages. You are so loved by the world. Thank you for your service to America. Your life was taken much to early in such a senseless way. It's so hard to understand why. As some have said "your children will live on through you". Rest in Peace and in our loving Father's arms. God Bless for your heroic act. You will never be forgotten.
My heart and prayers are with you and your family.
Our prayers go out to all Jonathans family. God bless you as he has him in his keeping.
Thoughts n prayers to you all...I know the pain n sorrow all too well. I will always be here for all of you...Jon is a true hero and he will live on in all your hearts forever and he will never be forgotten!
Prayers for your family from ours
Embraces for the entire family who has to miss Jonathan, may we all try to show his courage and compassion in a world that has to do without him now Evert J Bos
Taken away from us way too soon. I know it doesn't look like it, but this pain will ease. God bless you Jon you will be missed.
Because of last Friday, when my granddaughters want to know what to look for in a boyfriend, when they question if there are true heroes in the world, I will show them Jonathon's picture and tell them his story and remind them HE is the kind of guy they want to have in their life. We love you
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Thank you for being a hero Jon.
too youg and gone too soon.rest in peace. prayers to your family and friends.
This man is truly an inspiration to me and many others. To unselfishly give your life to save the life of another...that is the true definition of a hero to me. My heart goes out to the family and friends of this incredible man. The world is mourning with you.
Thank You Janathan Blunk for your time and service Bless you, and Bless your family , you have touched our hearts.
For the loved ones of Jonathan Blunk, may you find peace in the love and memories.
You are a true hero. May God embrace you and take the pain away. I am sorry this happened to you. I wish I could do something to bring you back. You will live on through your children. Rest in peace my friend.
my maiden name is Blunk but no relation i think but am highly proud to share it with this young man! God gave him to us for awhile here and i hope you can find some peace in that and know he is in heaven for us now. Joann Coder (Avon,IN)
Hey Brother! It's been a long time since we've spoken, but I just want to know how much you have impacted my life the last few days! You are a true hero and your name will live on forever!
I just came across this photo I took of you while we were on liberty in Hong Kong back in 05. Keep on smiling my brother!!
I am saddened to hear of your sudden loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.-LaLande(Lafayette,La.)
My sincerest condolences to his family i will forever keep you in my heart thoughts & prayers may god give you strength & comfort in this tragic time please remember someone in Louisiana cares & will hold everyone involved in her heart always
May your children find peace and comfort knowing that their daddy is a true hero!
America is indeed worse off without this young man. I mourn your loss. He was a true hero.
Dear Johnathan's family,
We are sending our deepest sympathy to you at this terrible time of your loss of your wonderful loving Johnathan. We are so very sorry and want to let you know our deep prayers are with you for comfort and healing.
Love in Christ Jesus,
Pastor Dan and Debra Capperrune
I worked with you and you were a great person!! God Bless your family it was nice to have known you!
you are a true hero. God bless your friends and family and hold them close to Him.
I didn't know this man, but his bravery has really touched me. I'm very sorry that he was killed, America is worse off without him.
So sorry for your loss, i didnt know Jonathan personally however we knew the blunk family back when they lived in Colorado you will be missed and a true hero
To Chantel Blunk and family,
my heart goes out to you and your family for your terrible loss. and sympathy to as well during this difficult time, I am also mailing a sympathy card to you and your family.
God Bless you and yours
from Gloria Sumner
jonathan..from what i read you are a wonderful person!! and because of you 2 girls can live out there life from your actions..thankyou!! you are a hero!! god bless to all of his family feeling the loss of such a great person..
So sadd My prayers go out to his family and friends.
This young man served his country and then lost his life after I feel terrible for his family. I pray that for his family .
DEAR JOHNNY, WE WILL BE MISSED VERY MUCH EVERYONE IS CALLING YOU A HERO, JUST FOR YOU TO KNOW THE DAY YOU MARRIED MY DAUGHTER CHANTEL AND GAVE ME 2 WONDERFUL GRAND CHILDREN IS THE DAY YOU WERE MY HERO, GOT BLESS YOU FOR SAVING THE YOUNG WOMEN WITH YOU, ONLY YOU WOULD PUT EVERYONE ELSE AHEAD OF YOURSELF. I LOVE AND MISS YOU. YOUR MOTHER INLAW ELIZABETH RAMIREZ
My sympathy goes out to ur family thank u for bein a here
My sincere sympathy for your great loss.
Jonathan's departure is truly a loss to the world. What a fine, heroic young man he was. My heart breaks for his family and children. He just seems so special and I will not forget him. Peace and condolences.
My condolences to your family. May God provide you with strength and comfort during this sad time.
Thank you sir for your service to our country. You are the definition of what a real hero is. To the family, although I never had the pleasure of knowing Jon, I am sincerly saddened at what happened to him. I am so sorry for your pain. Sending love and prayers up from Georgia.
My sincere sympathy to the Blunk Family
May it help to know others are praying for you.
A canadian friend
To The Blunk Family-Iam so sorry for your loss I just can't seem to find the right words But I will keep you and your's in my Prayer's REST IN PEACE Jonathan
Eternal rest Dear Jonathon; God Bless your Dear Family.
RIP Jon you are truly a hero! and will never be forgotten.!!
It's so shocking and sad to learn of your passing, especially in the way for which it occured. Yet, you were able to show the rest of the world the kind of person I knew you to be--charming and quick to defend and protect, especially those who cannot do so for themselves. You were such a good person. At least you are in a better place now. Rest in peace, J.T. We will miss you and will not ever forget you. May God bless and take care of you, your family, and the rest of mankind.
we will take care of you family rest in peace love kim and linda, reno nv
You accomplished so much in your short time here on earth. My prayers are with your family.
Be strong in the Lord.Many prayers are being sent to you.
Nathan thank you for your service, and know that you will not be forgotten.
It's sad, you survive 3 tours to come home and go to what should have been a simple movie and lose your life. That was a terrible day, and my prayers are with his family and friends.
Words cannot express my true feelings. Jon will never be forgotten.
I did not personally know him, but he is a hero. Rest in peace Jon
Words may not ease the pain you must feel at this time. But know you are in our Hearts and out Thoughts.
Our heartfelt prayers are with your family.
-Money Family (Washington)
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Jon Blunk. May his dear little children remember just how much their father loved them.
Im so srry to hear bout jonathan im prayin for yall :(
RIP-Love & Prayers to the family from Texas.
Heartfelt Sympathy from the Lenexa KS community
It was a privilege to have you in our lives as long as we did. We've all been robbed of something very special. But. I know we'll see you again bro... This side or the other.
To the entire Blunk family. I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with all of you. In such a tragic time. May God bless all of you. Tammy Shorb (Hagerstown Maryland)
With the deepest sympathy to your family. I'm so sorry for your loss and praying for you.
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. May God bless you!
Praying for your comfort in this most tragic situation. So young. May you find comfort in knowing as each day passes it is one day closer to the next time you will meet again. Shreveport, LA
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. (Eccl. 7:1)
With deepest sympathy to the Blunk Family. May GOD provide you peace in this time of need.
Blunt Family, So sorry for the loss of your son, your, husband and father. His life has just begun. Take care of each other and help the children. Love can and will get you through this tragic. Praying for you. The Browns
With deepest sympathy to the Blunk family during your time of grief...Psalm 46:1...God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
Life is not about what you take from this world, but what you give to it. There is no greater gift than the gift of love..to lay ones life down for another in their time of need is such a gift. You stood tall JONATHAN. RIP
my prayers go out to the family your not alone in thought and prayer .this is so hard to comprehend but we are all their for you all may you at this time rely on the comfort of family and friends and know that god is near to all those lowly at heart ,draw close to him and he will draw close to you. sincerly
My prayers go out to the family of Jonathan.He died a hero and will never be forgotten. May you be comforted by the fact that today the world mourns Jonathan with you. You are in my prayers. Deepest Condolences.
We are so sorry for the loss of your husband. We can feel your sorrow and our hearts are broken. The Word of God says..." I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." John 14:18
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time. I may not personally know you, but I feel for you all. May peace stay with you always.
Thoughts and prayers to the family. Jonathan your my hero!
No words can describe how much you, the family, hurt. But stay strong, remember the good times...my prayers are with you
My deepest sympathy to Jonathan T Blunk family so sorry for your lost of a true hero God Bless you.
What greater love than the man who would lay down his life for a friend. May you find peace in the midst of this storm.
My prayers go out to wife Chanel Blunk, and their two kids. May god be with you through this very tough time, seems to me like johnathan was a true hero throughout his life..throwing himself in front of a bullet for a friend. If we had more people in this life like him, it wouldn't be so bad. I keep this family in my prayers and in my heart god bless you.
Jonathan's story has truly touched my heart and renewed my faith that good people still exist. May the days grow brighter for the family and friends of this amazing young man. I hope my own son can grow up to be so admirable and caring. Hold strong and believe Jonathan is right there next to you quietly comforting you as you navigate your grief. Deepest condolences.
May peace be with you Jonathan and your family..My deepest sorrow goes out to the family members & friends of this young man.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. He was the epitome of a hero.
I wanted to pass this poem that I personally have found solitude with.
Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.
Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.
If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way. ?
The hole of emptiness can never be filled, nor can the heartbreak be healed but strength and courage to move forward in support of the victims can be done. Knowing people from all over the world will pass along the blessings and prayers will Comfort you in the years ahead ?
Such a sad tragedy,such a good looking young man with his whole life ahead of him!! Its just not right that his life was cut short!! My sincere condolences go out to his family & friends!! R.I.P. Jonathan...
May God give you peace and help you through this horrific time in your lives. May the wonderful memories you have of your loved one sustain you.
to the family,our hearts go out to you.we are the sons of robert a. blunk,our uncle is leroy blunk of colorado.we are with you.
May your soul rest in peace
To the friends and family of Jonathan Blunk: Please accept the comfort and compassion of my following prayer: "Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, eternal source of all comfort and compassion, thank You for the soul of Jonathan Blunk and Your Love shone through his soul during his 29 year earthly sojourn to his family and community. I humbly ask that You touch the souls of his friends and family members with strength and compassion through the ministry of your Son Jesus Christ. Please draw their soul close to you and open the eyes of their souls through the loving ministry of your Holy Spirit as they continue their earthly sojourns without Jonathan.
P.S. Thank you for the service to our country and the sacrifice you made protecting your friend.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Jonathan rest in peace
Our prayers are with you.Wondering if his grandparents are from Richmond IN.?
Jonathan, Enjoy the Glory. We will remember you. Comfort for Randy and his youngest son. For chantel and the kids, God bless you. Your next door neighbor, Oldemar
OUR PRAYERS FOR ALL THAT ARE LOST IN THIS MOST TRAGIC AND UNFORGETABLE TIMES.
Those of us who knew him (however briefly) in Reno Nevada give our condolences. His family is in my thoughts.
We're so sorry. Keeping all of you in our prayers.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. God give you strength and hold you up.
I am so incredibly sorry for your loss and for everyone affected by this senseless act. I lost my father to a terrorist attack in 1979 and remember how hard it was to make any sense of anything. May God Bless you all and give you strength. What an admiral young man and so brave to do what he had done. I can't tell you how my heart aches for you all.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of tragic loss. He passed as a hero and forever lives as one.
Oh my friend, I knew you not a single day, but still I call you friend. You have brought the bravery of mankind to the eyes of many who have had no real hero lead them there. Even I, a proud supporter of our troops forgot the feeling that has been renewed. My sons (18&13)have said they wish, hope and pray they can live their lives as well as you. Oh my friend. My prayers go out for your family and friends, And for them to feel your continued love shining down from heaven.
My condolences to the family and friends.May he rest in Peace.
My prayers will be with you and your family. You will forever be a HERO!
To Jonathan's friend. This man is a true protector. I hope you do not feel guilt over his choice to save your life. His death was unfair but his actions were heroic. Much love to all family and friends that are suffering. You are in the the thoughts of thousands!
What a HERO!!! My prayers go out to Jonathan and his family. RIP Jonathan Blunk!
I do not know Jonathan Blunk but his story touched my heart and gave me hope that this kind of honor, love, and loyalty still exist among men. Thank You for that he gave me hope when i was almost to the point of giving up. My thoughts are with him and his friends and family for always. God always takes the best ones first just goes to prove that he must of been an exceptional young man. God Bless
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I am so sorry for your loss Godd Bless
You were taken away to soon and may you find the peace that you did not find in life. My condolences to your family and children. May God pour his blessing upon them and keep them.
Never will you be forgotten. My sincere condolences to friends and family. May you forever rest in peace, Jonathan.
My hearts and prayers go out to the family.The Lord takes away the best.He is an angel now.May God bless you all.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
our thoughts and prayer are with you we're so sorry for your loss God bless
JT, you will never be forgotten. You paid the ultimate price in a brave and selfless act that proves what we knew all along - that you truly were a hero and an outstanding man to the very end. You will be missed. We love you.
I'm so sorry for your loss, Jonathan was a true HERO!!! Prayers to his loved ones!!
Our condolences and prayers go out to Jon's wife, Chantel, and Jon's two children.
God Bless, Gone but will never be forgotten.
Thank you for your service to your country and your heroism.
Please accept my prayers and condolences for the loss of your husband, father, son. I thank G-d for people like Jonathan who gave his life to save someone else.
May G-d continue to sustain you during these very difficult times.
Brian J. Figueroa
Asbury Park, New Jersey
I am so saddened by the loss of all of those who did not deserve this. may they rest in peace.
God has yet again received back in his arms his special Angel he sent down to protect us. Our prayers and thought go out to Jansen, his two children and the Blunk family. May you rest in peace dear Jonathan.
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
You are a HERO, I Proudly and most Honorably Salute you!
This man is a true hero and will never be forgotten, even by people who never met him. My love and support is with every one of his family members and friends.
Bravery, courage...eternal light..RIP, peace for your family..
Some people walk into our lifes and our born into the world that we will never know or see, but we want to see them or hear about them, we never want it to be like this. Jonathan you will forever be missed, your family will miss and love you, your friends will miss and love you, and your country will miss you as you were truely a hero not just that night but while serving our country.
You were destined to defend and protect people and that is what you have always done and will do. Gone but not forgotten as you will be all of our guardian angels and protect us forever. RIP from Bryan/College Station Texas
My thoughts and prayers go out to Jonathan's family and friends for their loss may he rest in peace.
Rest in peace my relative.
We will always have all of you in our prayers
My heart goes out to Jansen and I hope she gains strength from the pain of the event and loss. There is no doubt JB loved you. I hope you are able to take his love and strength and use it to help all those animals who need you as a Vet Tech. Us Vet Techs have a calling.
My heart goes out to his children. His wife who has to continue the memory of their father. It will take tiem to understand and to strengthen from it.
I did not know Jonathan. I really wish I did. He is a true hero and my thoughts and prayers are with his love ones. Res in peace.
I watched jansen's interview on the today show this morning and was overcome with emotion. You truly were a hero and a handsome man. I wish you and your loved ones nothing but the best and you all are in my prayers!
My heart goes out to family and friends of Jonathan T. Blunk. Although it's not much, I hope these words bring some comfort. You are all in my prayers.
Jonathan was so selfless, generous. Of all people why did he have to go. I will be thinking of him along with family and friends. Good men out numbered the bad one and always will.
My Prayers are with the family.God bless you guys.
As I had grown up and raised my own kids in Aurora area. I feel the loss of everyone them as if they are part of my family. I know they all will be missed by us all. As I now live in South Carolina I know that everyone of them has touched all of our hearts and souls and will always be remembered. As all there life's were Special to all of us and will be missed.
He died a hero. My thoughts and prayers are with all.
R.I.P A hero in our hearts forever!!
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
Jon, You are a true hero and served your country again by giving your life to save one of its citizens during a senseless tragedy. God knows your heart and saw what you did and will reward your heroic deeds. God Bless You and your family during this unbearably difficult time. J
Eddie and I are so very sorry for your lose. JT was a fine young man and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. May God bless you all..