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1SG Tracy L. Stapley
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August 28, 2013
I am sorry to read of the loss of such a fine man and soldier. I will always be grateful to him for his service and sacrifice for our country. My deepest sympathy to the Stapley family, his friends and military colleagues.
August 10, 2013
I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Tracy will never be forgotten.

For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I'm home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I'm only a civilian
And I don't even know if it's allowed

But I salute you; allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.

For those missing in action;
for those who didn't make it home.
I know you're in God's presence you are not alone.
For every neatly folded flag;
for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.

I salute you, allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.

I salute you .

I Salute You.

Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt
Colonie, NY
SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq
July 22, 2013
Miss Antionette, I luv you very much and am sad that you ar sad. But dont wore, I no God taks care of solders. Im sorry i misd coming, i had to be at my Dads hous. I luv and mis you. Mallorie
July 15, 2013
I am heartbroken at this news. I served with 1SG Stapley in Kuwait in 2003-2004. He was a wonderful leader and soldier that could always be relied upon. My husband was deployed with him in Qatar and I felt relief knowing that 1SG Stapley was there taking care of him and the other soldiers. I knew that my husband was in good hands with a soldier of the highest integrity and loyalty.
1SG Stapley will be greatly missed by his military family and will be remembered for his commitment and service.
July 15, 2013
My heart goes out to the Stapley family. I appreciate Tracy's service to our country, and I hope that you find some comfort in the days ahead.
July 15, 2013
My sympathies to Tracy's family he was a good man and always a pleasure to talk to and work with. I am honored to call him a friend!
Rob Langworthy
July 14, 2013
We are extremely heart broken for your loss. Tracy was a truly an amazing "Dance Dad", one that will not be forgotten. We appreciate the time, energy and support of your children, especially the one you share with us. We will take good care of her.
Your family is loved!
Your Ballet West Family
July 14, 2013
Hello Antionette and family,
Your loss cannot be expressed in these few words. The man that Tracy was will forever be cherished and thought upon fondly by those of us who knew him. Please know that you are not alone and your family and friends are here for all of you. Our greatest hope is that you all can find some sense of peace as life inevitably continues forward. We also hope that you continue to cherish those memories that you and Tracy made together as we will cherish those that he left with those of us who knew our friend too. You and family are in our thoughts and prayers.
July 14, 2013
l didn't know the man, l knew the boy and that's who l'll miss. l miss the family and the era. I'm proud to know he grew to be a man of principles and courage. May Heaven blanket his family in the warmth of their faith.
July 14, 2013
I am heartbroken for Antionette and her 2 beautiful children....he loved his family more than anything! I had the honor, privilege, and pleasure to serve with Tracy for a number of years at Fort Douglas and was deployed with him from '03-'04..... He has been a personal hero for me for years....this man is a,true American hero. This is a huge loss for his family, the Army, this country. Rest in peace my dear friend!
July 14, 2013
Dear Elwin and Family,
We are sp very sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time. May your memories of happy times sustain you at this time. We are sure God has another mission for him, perhaps in the company of his grandparents and mother.
Our love, Family of Arlene Higley
July 13, 2013
Praying for peace in your hearts. We won't forget Tracy.
July 13, 2013
The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to 1SG Tracy L. Stapley our Brother-in-Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Tracy. And to Tracy it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the selfless sacrifices he made for his country while deployed to Qatar with the U.S. Army. No greater love is shown than a man lay down his life in service to his country. Tracy, you gave the last full measure of devotion for what you believed in and fought for. You are a brave American Warrior, a true Patriot and a national Hero. With your passing, our Country has lost a National Treasure. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Tracy's family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

James Maziraz, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
July 13, 2013
RIP First Sergeant Stapley. I am a retired AF Officer who appreciated working with the other services. My grandson just got back, with a wound from Afghanistan and flies the Kiowa. May God bless us all, "the tall and the small" until we all live in Heaven.
July 13, 2013
To the family of 1SG Tracy L. Stapley, Our hearts are saddened by your loss. We wish to honor your loved one for his service to our country. We wish you peace and comfort at this difficult time.
A family who cares.
July 12, 2013
To the family, friends, and military unit of 1st Sgt. Stapley, Please, accept my deepest condolences for your loss of Tracy. Grateful Americans will not forget his brave service to defend freedom and protect our way of life. May he rest in Peace and may you have comfort and healing for your loss.
July 12, 2013
To the Stapley family, I got the pleasure to work with your Dad many years ago at the Airlines. I'm so sorry for your families loss. He was a nice man to know and work with.
Lisa S. Gourley
July 12, 2013
Thank you to the Stapley Family for sharing your husband, father, brother, son...friend. 1stSG Stapley...well done, thank you for your service. May you have peace....
July 12, 2013
To the family of 1SG Tracy L Stapley. Thank you for supporting your soldier. Please know that we appreciate what 1SG Stapley and you the family has done for all of us. Thank You and may our Father in Heaven be with you at this time.
July 12, 2013
I am/was Tracy's grandmother's double cousin. Our mothers were sisters, our fathers were brothers. My name is Peggy Pace Parsons and my family introduced Elwin to JoAnn. My father, Harvey A. Pace baptized Elwin. I missed JoAnn's funeral, but my heart was there, especially with Elwin & Laurie, who might remember me more than her brothers and sisters. I visited JoAnn a few times in her home when she had her first few children (I had two sons at the time), and Laurie went shopping with her mother and I one day. So sorry to hear about Tracy's demise. May God bless all of you in this time of sorrow. Love, Peggy P Parsons
July 09, 2013
we won't forget Tracy
July 08, 2013
To the family of 1st Sgt Tracy Stapely:
We are so very sorry for your loss. Tracy will be forever remembered for his selfless service and ultimate sacrifice. R.I.P, hero. Your watch is over and you can stand down. As a military family, we mourn the loss of one of our own. As Americans, we thank you for sharing your hero with us. May the Lord comfort your hearts as only He can. Sincerely,
SFC and Mrs Sharpe
July 07, 2013
May God Bless your family at this time of sorrow.
I met Tracy in an Army Class many years ago. He was a very nice young man.
I am so sorry for your loss..God Bless!!
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