I'm not sure how to say this. I never met SSG Phillips in person, but I was one of the 8 who carried him onto the the plane that brought him home from Kandahar AFG. I'll be carrying him again for the "Carry The Load" in Tampa on Memorial day.
Hey, I just wanted to say i love you Frankie and thank you to all the people helped me remember frankie in a good way with all the memories we had. We may not have as many memories as we want to have but, i hope we have enough to remember him by.
To the Philips family, We will never forget the sacrifice that you have made for our freedom. Francis was a true American hero. I know he is at Peace and I hope you can find Peace for yourselves and comfort in your loving memories of a good and brave man.
I honestly don't know why I read this so many times, it's almost as if I want to cry and break my own heart. I'm just reminding myself that I'm still not okay. Thank you to everyone who gave me something to look back on, and for comforting our family and praying for us. God bless you all<3
To everyone that has offered words of comfort ...thankyou so very much! Frankie was a real blessing to us his family..a man full of life and love for all his family. A prankster like his momma and his dad both and the leader of ideas for all the cousins to get into some bit of trouble...we will miss him and love him forever. I am amazed... as I read these words from all of you ..how much love and support there is for our servicemen and women and their families. Thank you again to all of you and a special thanks to those of you who have felt the pain that we all feel in your own loss..my prayers and sympathy and thanks to you as well
To the Phillips Family, please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one and Hero Francis, and my sincerest gratitude for his service for our country.
God Bless you Staff Sgt. Francis G. Phillips...you will not be forgotten.
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. Francis 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
SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq
I was stationed in Bliss. I did not know him but I really wanted to express my condolences to his family.
Proud Americans will not forget the sacrifice of this brave hero. Rest in Peace!
God Bless his wife and daughter. Saw the pictures of his daughter with the flag. This has touched so many people. He gave the ultimate sacrifice for all of us.
Thank you for your service may the dear lord be with your family in this time of sorrow.
Thank you Roland, Patricia, Roland Jr. and Rubina Sanchez
Thanks for your service...
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (email@example.com) is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your son, husband and father's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
Thank you for your service and your ultimate sacrifice while protecting our freedom and liberties.
You are truly and American Hero
John 15:13 NIV
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.
"No one desires Peace more than the Soldier who will have to shoulder the burden of War"
"Freedom is not Free, Thank a Veteran"
To the family of Stg. Phillips- Please take comfort in knowing that your son/husband/father died a hero serving our great country. Through his service, I can continue to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. I may have not known SGT Phillips but he was brave.
I came across this poem and I hope it can give you some peace in during this difficult time...
In these painful times,
I don't know what to do...
to take away the sorrow,
that's weighing down on you.
We're proud of your son,
who was put in harms way,
and gave the ultimate sacrifice
to keep the terrorist at bay.
Our world is safer,
because of loved ones so brave...
and I know it hurts so much,
for the sacrifice he gave.
Your loved one is safe now,
sheltered from harm,
reunited with loved ones,
safe in Gods Arms.
We have never met; but I am a relative on the DeBois side. Aunt Liz is my mom. Words can not convey my sorrow for the Phillips family.Frankie was a very brave man. Condolances to all the family.
Betty Jean "Rose" Greene
Thank you dear soldier for your ultimate sacrifice for our country... Rest in peace. Praying for your loved ones
there are no words to express the sorrow I feel. My deepest sympathy to your family.
I salute you with reverence and respect
Rest in Peace, Soldier.
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family of Staff Sgt. Francis G. Phillips IV. He made the ultimate sacrifice and from our hearts, we deeply thank him. God Bless
Thankyou for for your courage and taking care of us..R.I.P..Thoughts and prayers to the Family of this Angel. Your Daughter has a special Guardian Angel..Thankyou and love to the Family..God Bless!!
Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of my child.
You gave of yourself for our freedoms, and we are forever remembering you. Rest in Peace, and thank you.
My condolences to the family. Thank you for your service to Our Country. May God comfort you all.
RIP Sgt. Phillips. Your sacrifice was not in vain. You are a true hero! You did your country proud! Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Thank you for taking care of all of us in this wonderful country. You have made the ultimate sacrafice and I cannot tell you how much it is appreciated. God Bless you! I am so sorry for the loss that this has resulted in for your family and friends, especially your sweet daughter. She will grow up knowing what a hero her dad is. RIP Sgt...
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Thank you for serving your country and keeping America safe. My sympathy and prayers to this brave man and his family.
We will truly miss you but will never forget you. Never say good bye only until we see you again. May you rest in peace.
My thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends of this young hero.
A Marine mom
Thank you for serving our country. Rest in peace Brother.
Betty, So sorry to hear about your grandson. Thinking of you and family. So sad for you all. Scott and Peggy
Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family of SSGT. Francis Phillips IV. Godspeed thank you for your bravery and the ultimate sacrifice for love of country.
The Rook Family, Jim Lori Matthew Danielle
May God hold the Phillips family in his loving arms during this hard time. SSgt Phillips when you get to heaven say hi to my brother who was killed in Viet Nam. May God bless all.
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. My family and I will salute you in Heaven.
A Thankful Citizen in Texas
As a Gold Star Mother, my heart goes out to Staff Sgt. Phillips' family. I only wish that this family did not have to endure the pain that my family went through. The pain of losing my son Patrick was overwhelming, and not a day goes by that I don't relive it. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Staff Sgt. Phillips, thank you for your bravery and services. You are a TRUE AMERICAN HERO. Rest in Peace.
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
may your lives be forever blessed as this brave young man left behind a loving family. My thanks for your service for our country.
My upmost respect and condolences to the loss of a fellow Paratrooper. Thank you for your service. To your lovely family....you are in my prayers. I can barely type this as I think of how you must feel. I'm so sorry. My God guide you. AIRBORNE
To the family of sgt. Phillips Iam so sorry to hear his passing As a Vietnam Veteran it brought back many flash backs when I was in combat and loosing many friends that I fought side by side. I do know how you feel. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. Jim Miller
From a Gold Star Wife, your entire family and friends are in my prayers...I wish no one else had to endure such sorrow, and pain, if I could take it all away for you all I would do so in an instant.
my god keep your family in his heart
b griffin vfw aux
To the Family of Sgt. Phillips, no words can express the sadness felt by the loss of your son, father, husband, but you may find peace in knowing he was a brave man whom God chose to join him. May your family find comfort in knowing that so many of us are praying for you and thanking you for his dedication as a citizen working for peace in the world.
Thank you for your bravery and serving in our military - you are a hero in my eyes. Praying for your family. May God bless.
To the family and friends of this brave young man Frank Phillips, I am so very sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers go out for you at this time.
More than that I thank you for your part in shaping this young man to become the most unselfish, caring, hard working person that any man can be.
There are no words to express the thankfulness of a Nation, Tkany You Frank Phillips.
SSG Phillips, may god always watch over you and your family, you are an American hero. Rest in peace brother. SFC(retired) USA
My thoughts & prayers are with you all, he will walk with so many family members now, with God as his guide, his love will always live in your hearts.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Phillips families, and thank God for men like Frankie.God Bless You All
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Christine, Sophie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the Phillips. Frankie was a true HERO and will never be forgotten!! God Bless you all.
TO: EVERYONE IN RHE PHILLIPS FAMILY,
MY NAME IS JILL GROBELNY & I WORK WITH JOHN PHILLIPS AT SENECA CAYUGA ARC IN AUBURN, I WAS VERY SADDENED TO HAVE HEARD OF YOUR LOVED ONE FRANKIE'S SUDDEN PASSING, AT LEAST YOU CAN TAKE COMFORT IN ALL PEOPLE WHO WROTE IN HIS GUESBOOK KNOWING THAT THEY ALL CARE FOR YOU ALL. I ALONG WITH OTHERS WILL NEVER FORGET WHAT FRANKIE DID FOR OUR COUNTRY AS FRANKIE & THE OTHERS WHO SERVED WITH HIM WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
Cherie,Frank,and Families, Thinking of you all at this sorrowful day. Frankie May God hold you in the palm of his hands. Keep his memories close to your hearts, and God will see him through...God Bless You All....
My Dear Cousin Frankie, You will always be an American Hero who is deeply missed and always in our hearts and prayers.
We Love you.
Hi Frankie this is your cousin Dakota Jezerski thanks for serving in the armed forces!!! you will be missed greatly!!
I m really sorry to learn about Francis Phillips's being hero to defend our country while he faced a risk that no body wants to hear of the sad time of his death. I happened to be in downtown when there is a funeral proceeding and I first thought it has to be Mr. Phillips and I stopped to take all of pictures. Beautiful huge flags flagging gracefully!!!
Thank you for your service to our country. May your family be comforted by good memories. I will keep you in my prayers.
Thank you sir, and to your family, for your service and sacrifice to our country. May God hold you close.
MY FAMILY DIDNT KNOW STAFF SGT. PHILLIPS, BUT WE SALUTE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. CONDOELENCES TO YOUR FAMILY THAT IS LEFT BEHIND.
My heart is with the entire Phillips family! Frankie sure will be missed dearly.
Christine, Sophia our heart felt condolences go out to you and all the Phillip's families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hold deep the love and memories, cherish forever the moments, he gave all.
Love Always, Don and Lisa De Bois, Port Byron, NY
I did not know you or your family, but I wanted to thank you for being in the service and protecting my life and family. I am truley sorry to hear of your passing at such a young age, I hope your children and family know that you will always be a hero..god bless your family in this time of grief.
I don,t know you but Thank You for fighting for the USA My prayer are with the family. God Bless You
Cherie & Greg
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for your service Frankie. You make all of us proud.
Ashely & Timothy
May God Hold You in the Palm of his Hand.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Sgt Philips. May he rest in peace. Steve and Beth Gravitte
S/Sgt.Frank Phillips USA; I salute you for your devoted service. Over the years you have done us proud and earned this, final "At Rest!"
Thoughts Prayers and Love To Soldier Phillips Thank You For Your Service :( God Bless and Condolences To The Family XO
Sincere condolences to all of the family and friends of Sgt. Phillips.
Thank this brave and selfless hero, yes hero for all the scarfices,that not only he made but his family as well, he will never be forgotten, a grateful citizen, Hooah
deepest sympathies to the family ... to you, fine sir ... thank for your service ... may we never take your sacrifice for granted
The Officers and Members
Mattydale Fire Department
join in extending
to you and your family at this
Time of Sorrow.
"THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR NATION"
Go rest high on that mountain, thank you for all you have done to protect our freedoms.
The Fox Family, Jordan New York
Offering my deepest condolences. May you find comfort in Psalms 6:2
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
Frankie I love you I was always hoping to show u my new drum skills. You were like a brother to me. I hope Aunt Cherie and her family know that God is with them. Thank you for fighting for our country.
To the family and friends of Staff Sergeant Phillips, My heart is breaking for you. Please, accept my deepest sympathy for your loss Of Francis and my sincere gratitude for his brave service. He made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedoms and protect our way of life. He is a true American hero. May he rest in Peace and may you have healing from your loss.
Phillips Family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love always for family,
Frankie, thank you for your service to our country. Thank you for being a good friend to my son. Thank you for comforting me in my time of need. For your family and all who loved you may God bring you strength and comfort now and until they meet you again in Heaven. This quote was sent to me in my time of sorrow, I hope it brings your family comfort and causes all of us to think.
"Lest I keep my complacent way I must remember somewhere out there a person died for me today. As long as there must be war I ask and I must answer, was I worth dying for?"
All my love, Jennifer
Thank you every one for all the kind and tender words that where said about my wonderful amazing son. He was a true Hero to me and loving husband, father and son. There are no words for the pain we feel at this time our loss is so great and my love so deep. "Frankie I love you to the moon and back again son"
I love you man, you will always have a huge place in my heart. All the guys from Reaper have missed you since the day you left. We will be praying for your family...
Freedom isn't free and you have paid a great price.Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice for our country! May God comfort your family and loved ones in their tremendous loss.
A fellow Cato-Meridian myself with a son a Navy corpsman active, assigned to the marine ground troup my heart and soul goes out to you and your family at this tragic time. Thank you for his dedication and services to protect us all. May gods speed help your broken heart
Frankie, first and foremost it was a honor and a priveledge to have been your Platoon Sergeant in the 82nd, and to have known you all these years, I will miss you greatly, to Cherie, and Christine and Sophia, I cannot express my words of sorrow for you all, I wish I could express how i feel for your loss, he was a great man, soldier, father, husband and son, they did him honorably at the memorial today and I left my 82nd combat patch for him and your family, he made me proud when I had him so it is yours to keep, if you need anything please contact me, take care and hold strong.
Although I never meet you in person I feel like I somehow knew you because of your mom, posting on your behalf and how very proud she was of you.
Thank you for your service and sacrifice to this country. Cherie we love you and hugs to you and your family
May God comfort Cherie and family. My heart breaks for you. My family will always honor your sacrifice and your son's sacrifice..
Rest in Peace Frankie you are with God now. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. John 15:13. Thank you and your family for your ultimate sacrifice you will not be forgotten. Praying for comfort for your family until the day you are all together again.
Our hearts are heavy with this news. We remember Frankie as always smiling and willing to lend a hand. We pray that God will comfort Christine and Sophia, Cherie, John David, Dani and Frank III as they go through the coming days. Our love to you all.
Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with you all.
SSG Jared, Erin, Matthew, and Aubriella Peek
Our deepest condolences for the lose of such a courageous man. Frankie is a true hero, and he will never be forgotten. Our gratitude for his sacrifice and his families sacrifice is unmeasurable.
The Park Family
Our love, thoughts, prayers and sincerest condolences to the Phillips Family. We love you Frankie, may you rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten!
Love, The Pitman Family
My Thoughts And Prayers With Your Family Right Now.
Christine, Sophia, the Phillips family, and the Houston family...my heart is so heavy since hearing about Frankie. Heaven has gained another angel, and Frankie will ALWAYS be a part of you and with you wherever you are. We love you and will be here for you as best as we can be since we are not nearby. We hope you can feel our virtual arms around you and Sophia as you move forward through these coming days and months. RIP Francis "Frankie" Phillips IV - A HUSBAND, FATHER, SON, BEST FRIEND - A TRUE HERO!!!!
We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your service. God bless you all.
A Marine family in NY
It is a sad day to hear of this terrible news. Your family has my deepest sympathy.
My deepest sympathies to the family of SSg Phillips IV. Rest easy brother...you will be missed.
Although no words can ease your pain, we want you to know that our family's hearts go out to you. We pray that our Lord and his angels will embrace each of you, including your hero, in this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
We are Scott Houston's in-laws. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers and condolences go out to you and your family. I know he was a hero to you and your daughter and a hero to us as well. May peace be with you.
It is with a heavy heart that we send our condolences to the family of SSG Phillips. SSG Phillips gave his country the ultimate service with his life. It will never be forgotten. RIP SSG Phillips.
We are devastated to hear of your loss. I know Zach truly admired and respected your husband and thought of him, and your family, as awesome friends. Zach really enjoyed spending time in your home with Sophia at his side. Our deepest sympathy to your family. May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
Always in our hearts. Thank you for your service and for being such a true friend to my daughter. My prayers are with you and your family.
God bless our Country's heroes.
God Bless, and thank you for your service. praying for your family and loved ones.
To the Phillips Family:
I am so sorry for the loss of Frank. It is such a tragedy to lose a husband, father, son, brother, nephew, grandson is such a tragic way. My thoughts and those of my children and their families, David and Amy Page, and Jason and Joanne (Page) Gibson are with you all.
You will never be forgotten my friend.You and your family will always be be in my thoughts and prayers.
You mean something to me, to America, your picture, your name I will remember...thank you for all that you did to protect us. I pray your family will find some kind of comfort. Love and thoughts to all the friends and family that love you and are missing you...sincerely, Nichole from Lakeland FL
Thank you for your efforts soldier! Rest in peace. We in Cato and Meridian will utter your name with the respect and pride you have shown our country! Hooah! Hooah!
Rest in peace and thank you for all your service and thoughts ad prayers for your family.Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you
Your dad has told us so many times what a wonderful young christian man you were. Heaven has welcomed home a hero.
R.I.P. FRANKIE YOUR MEMORY LIVES ON IN A SONG
Thank you for your service , May comfort and peace be with your Family.
God Bless you and Christine and precious Sophia. I was an honor to have ever met you 3. In the brief time I have know your family I could see the love that all 3 of you had for one another. I pray that Sophia and Christine are blessed and safe until you all are together again.
thank you for everything GOOD BLESS OUR SOLDIERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
Thank you for your service. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. You are a true hero.
R.I.P. my condolences goes out to the family and friends. thanks for everything..
Hugs and prayers to your family. May God comfort them during this difficult time.
Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My family & I will be forever grateful for our freedom that soldiers like you afforded us. RIP Soldier!
My blessings to all of you as I know your pain. Brandon is my dear sweet grandson I love so deeply. My heart goes to all the families and pray for comfort and peace for us all
Rest in Peace Hero, our Grateful Nation Salutes You.... Welcome Home
Carry on bother, lost but not forgotten. It was good to deploy with you in 2007! God bless!
Prayers for you and your family. Thank you for your sacrifice on behalf of everyone in the United States.
My Heart Goes out to You & Your Loved Ones Your a True American Hero!!!!!
There are no words to say...no words.I know this feeling all too well unfortunately...and when I got the news this morning, it hit closer to home than ever before. Christine...please know that I'm here for you no matter what. You have my number when you're ready. Mama Cherie, you've literally been there for me and Zoe since day 1 and we will be here for you as well. Little Sophia....omg little Sophia! Zoe is drawing pictures for you <3 our hearts are shattered all over again. Steve and Frankie were/are brothers and they're now reunited in God's Army...causin a rukus and watchin over us from above. My love, thoughts and prayers are with the Phillips, Matthews, And Houston families at this time. "In the end we will all be together again, clutchin onto your hand...in a valley we'll stand...just livin again" xoxooxoxo
God Bless you and your family. You made the ultimate sacrifice, and it will never be forgotten! Iron Soldiers!
im from meridian ny, its hard when it hits home. thankyou for ur service and dedication to this country to fight for it. may u rest in peace.
RIP SSG we will continue mission and carry on infantry leads the way
S/SGT Phillips RIP Your Service to Our Country Greatly Appreciated and Never Forgotten. Thoughts and Prayers to Your FAMILY, UNIT and FRIENDS
I live here in El Paso and we have so many of the United states Heroes here in Fort Bliss and it tears our hearts when these brave men and women offer the ultimate sacrifice for the rest of us please accept our condolences and prayers, thank you for your sacrifice.