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July 24, 2014
Please accept my sincere prayers that go out to the surviving family and friends may the God of comfort continue to bless you and yours especially after such a tragic loss. Please accept my deepest sympathies. 2 Cor. 1:2,3.
January 04, 2014
To the Marsh Family,

I am very far away in virginia, but the story of the fallen 19 and this brave leader that led them still touches my heart after 6 months. Mr. Marsh is the kind of leader everyone should aspire to be.

I hope the family can find comfort in the months and years ahead.

Warmest regards from Virginia.
December 04, 2013
There are not words to express how I have felt since June 30. I loved Eric very much. Amanda, I still need to meet you and give you something. Eric really wanted me to meet you. I will always cherish the memories and time I spent with Eric. He was really special.

Vi Hillman
(friend of Eric's)
November 30, 2013
Dear loved ones of Eric,
It has been nearly six months since this horrific tragedy. My prayer is for you to continue to endure in spite of the emotional pain that greets you each day. May you be comforted in knowing that our heavenly father knows how you feel and listens intently if you call on him and come and pray to him, he listens and will calm your heart. – Jeremiah 29:12
August 31, 2013
To Amanda Marsh and Mr and Mrs Marsh.
As you go through these days of sorrow and hurt, I am praying you find comfort and love from knowing your loved one was a hero and is being comforted in the arms of Jesus. You will see him again. Until that time lean on God for the "peace that passes all understanding", and know that many many people will be praying for you to be uplifted Jesus is with you always.
August 26, 2013
Continuing to pray for your family daily. May you someday reach peace with the horrible and painful loss of such a warm and caring man ..
August 10, 2013

The world is full of men, but what of men noble and true?
Can you say that you have known such a man?
These  men are far too few.
But let me tell you a a story,
About a team of men
Who left behind a legacy 
That will not be forgotten.
Highly trained, 
They  passed every test,
Chosen to fight wild fires, 
They  were called the best.
One scorching June day in 2013,
When a wildfire raged 
The Hotshots were called upon
 To battle the fiery blaze.
Armed with tools and heavy gear, 
 They set out in their prime,
No job too hard for these men,
No hill too tall to climb.
Command  was set, plans were made
To tackle the fire's wrath
But winds shifted unexpectedly
And they were trapped in the fire's path.
19 men were caught that day,
The fire drew quickly near
Though they knew they were truly trapped,
Not a one showed fear.
Dig your shelters, men came the command,
Each one knew what this meant
They dug with haste and with one final look 
They took to their tents.
Then let us look away,
For we cannot bear
What came to each one next,
Each man endured in those fiery moments,
His final Hotshot test.
And when the aid finally found the men,
The blackened landscape bore
The testimony of death everywhere,
And the men who were no more.
Oh children, your father was so brave, 
A man who did his best
In work excelled, he fought to save, 
withstanding every test.
Dear widow, may you never shed 
another tear at some unhappy strife
For you've suffered enough dread
The day your husband lost his life.
Young sweetheart, your hopes and dreams
Lay in ashes,  from the fire's wrath
May you find hope and dream once more 
Though sorrow has changed your path.
Sad mother, your beautiful son, 
your joy and your pride
Whom you succored with patient love,
has bravely lived and bravely died.
Two prayers I pray for you, the first,
Though all hope now seem dim
May you have a hope in God,
And place your trust in Him.
Second, May something good, 
Something beautiful and strong
Emerge from this tragic loss
From something that went so wrong.
Then like a Phoenix from the ashes
May these men and their noble deeds
Live, for love is stronger than death,
In the lives of those who who stop here to read.
-Michelle Kendall and Family, Barnet, Vermont
August 07, 2013
To the Family & Friends
of Mr. Marsh
Please accept my deepest
sympathy in the loss of
Your HERO. May He Rest In
Peace. May God comfort You
during this difficult time.
Sincerely
August 02, 2013
John and Jane, wanted to let you know that we continue to lift you and Eric's wife up in prayer daily. We cannot imagine how heart broken you are. I remember Eric growing up here and seeing him in the halls of Ashe Central. We hope the coming days will bring you peace and comfort. Eric was definitely a hero. We know that you were very proud of your son. Rest in comfort knowing that his home town of Jefferson has reached out in prayer for you and family. If there is anything we can do for you please feel free to let us know. Praying the Lord's blessings upon you. Cindy and Joe Cochrane
July 25, 2013
God Bless!

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