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August 26, 2013
Christopher M. Monahan Jr.
God Bless You for the sacrifice you endured overseas.
-Mike, family friend of Patrick B.
August 24, 2013
Your sacrifice and service to our country is not to be forgotten. We honor your memory and keep you in our prayers. Rest in peace Marine.
Semper Fi,
Ken Springer Capt. USMC '62-'68 &
All your friends at A.R.M.S.
August 22, 2013
I wish we could have finished that football game when we got back so i guess next time i see you well get one started miss you and love you brother.
August 22, 2013
To my gunner and my friend i wish i could play football with you just once more man. But well meet again soon enough. OG Truck Team 1
December 18, 2012
To the Family of
Cpl. Christopher M. Monahan Jr.

I wish I had the right words to say at this time, but I know there are none. I grieve for the loss of your beloved son and I know that I cannot fathom the pain you must be feeling. Your son will not be forgotten and what he did to help protect our homeland and our freedoms. It was his life that made him a Hero. It was his noble path that made him an American Hero. It was his ultimate sacrifice that made him a Fallen Hero. May God carry him to Heaven on His precious wings and give him a palace to live in. I pray that our Heavenly Father above will grace you with His love, His comfort and His peace. Heaven's Gates now has a new handsome Marine standing guard. Amen.
December 16, 2012
With heartfelt appreciation of Cpl. Christopher Monahan, Jr., we thank him for his ultimate service to our country. We extend our sympathy to his family and friends and pray you will be comforted knowing he has joined the ranks of others throughout our nation's history who were willing to give their all so that others may know freedom.
Semper Fi,
Southwest Missouri Unit #386, Marine Corps League Auxiliary, Springfield, MO
December 14, 2012
The good Lord has you with him now, so my He continue to take care of you and Bless your family.
December 12, 2012
To the Monahan family: I am sorry for your loss. Christopher was a good Marine and a good man. I had the fortune to have him in my platoon over the last year. He had a very positive impact on everything he was involved in. He could brighten the mood on the darkest day. We know he is watching over us as we finish our deployment. Semper Fi Brother.
December 11, 2012
When you teach a child to say the Pledge of Allegiance and to sing the Star-Spangled Banner in Kindergarten, you never think that someday that child may give his life for our country. Thank you, Chris, for your ultimate sacrifice to keep our country free. God bless you! To the Monahan family my deepest sympathy - Chris was a wonderful little boy and I'm sure he became a terrific young man, husband and daddy. My prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
Christopher's Kindergarten Teacher at Ocean Gate School
December 10, 2012
A deep sense of sadness gripped me when I heard of Chris
Monahan's death. It brought back memories of the Vietnam War. Ray Graglia USN 1969-73
December 09, 2012
It was an honor to have served with you. You have lead your marines with Honor, Courage, and Commitment. These Values are the imprinted in our hearts from the very beginning. You have set the example for future leaders and will always be remembered. My prayers go out to you and your family. From your your fellow brothers and sisters of CLB2 TS CO we love you Chris.
December 07, 2012
I knew Chris for about 3 years starting out at WFTBN In cali Together and Coming to CLB-2 In North Carolina, and then deploying together to this awesome country of Afghanistan. The day I was told that Chris Passed was a horrible day I didnt know what to do because me and him were very close and we were supposed to leave here together. I miss him everyday and know that he is now resting peacefully, To his family I am sorry that this has happened and My thoughts and Prayers are with You all.

Sgt Kennith Chaffin CLB-2
December 07, 2012
I did not know Chris or his family. I was at the Veteran Cemetery yesterday, visiting an old friend when Chris arrived. Trying to find my friend, I got lost and was cut off by a long line of cars. From the numbers, I knew it had to be an important person. The cars kept coming. I imagined an older person who lived a long and fruitful life. Another car pulled alonside of me. He had somehow become separated from the procession. He told me it was a young Marine killed last week. Then came the tears and prayers. I am a stranger but my love, thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless Chris and his family. Rick Romatowski, US Navy Vietnam Era Veteran
December 07, 2012
May god be with you and your family you were a great asset to your platoon, the company and the Marine Corps. Your service will never be forgotten we all love you and we shall meet again one day my brother Semper Fi
December 06, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go to Cpl Monahan's family. Our daughter is deployed with CLB2. Cpl Monahan was one of her friends. She said he is deeply missed by everyone there. God Bless you and your family.
You Are Missed
December 06, 2012
It's been said many of times and unfortunately said too many times in tragedy like this, however when it's said by a Marine past or present, it is said with loyalty, respect, love, comradery and care "Semper Fi" to you and your family, Devil Dog. You played an important role that will last forever, keeping the people of our country safe and free. Rest in peace and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service.

Cpl.Balak
USMC
1989-1993
December 06, 2012
Dear Monahan family,
Please accept our deepest sympathies over the loss of your loved one, Christopher. A true hero. He will not be forgotten.
May the love of family and friends carry you through your grief. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
K. Collins family of Colo. Sgs., CO
(Proud parents of a US Marine)
December 06, 2012
Corporal Monahan may god bless you and your family! There are no words that can convey how much you are and will be missed. Thank you for your service and dedication to duty!

Semper Fidelis,
First Sergeant Dawn O. Adams
December 05, 2012
RIP Cpl. Monahan, SEMPER FI
Cpl. Bob Hamilton USMC 63-67
December 05, 2012
SEMPER FI Brother.......Your watch is over and may you family find peace in knowing that many will come and the FEW will be chosen....It takes a special person to lay his life down for his fellow man...Rest in Peace. My sincere condolences to the family and so sorry for your loss....
December 05, 2012
Rest in peace Christopher.
December 05, 2012
i friends with your cousins paul and mark..sorry to see you go so soon. thank you for your sacrifice
December 05, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with your Family in your time of sorrow. May your memories bring you comfort at this time.Thank you for your loved one's service to our country.
December 05, 2012
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Chris was the funniest man I have ever met and made everyone's day a little brighter. Thank you Chris for your services to our country and for the many, many laughs you had given me in the past. God Bless and Rest in Peace.
December 05, 2012
To the funniest man I have ever met, Thank you for your services to our country and for the many laughs. God Bless you and Rest in Peace.
December 05, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Monahan Family. May God hold you in the palm of his hand and give you peace. Semper Fi!

Proud Marine Parents
December 05, 2012
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 CPL. Christopher M. Monahan our Brother in Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Christopher. And to Christopher it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the supreme sacrifice he made for his country while opposing enemy forces in Afghanistan. Christopher you gave the last full measure of devotion for what you believed in and fought for. No greater love is shown than a man lay down his life for another. Christopher, you are a brave Marine 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 Legionnaire Veterans of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport, Louisiana, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Christopher's family and loved ones. Semper Fidelis !

Dennis N. Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
December 04, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to Family and Friends .What an honor to know Christopher was protecting our freedoms. His service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. It was always with pride that his grandparents, Linda and Lenny spoke of him to us.

Kenny and Kennetta Tomaso. Island Heights, NJ
December 04, 2012
R.I.P. Cpl. Monahan.....Thank You for your service....SEMPER FI
December 04, 2012

Praying His Promises Bless Your Day
PEACE
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.

HOPE
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord... "plans to give you hope and a future."

LOVE
The Lord God is with you... He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love.

Scripture taken from Numbers 6:24,26; Jeremiah 29:11; Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

A Letter from God To
The Gold Star Family of
Cpl Christopher Monahan

Dear Child of Mine,

I am the God of all comfort. I will hold you in my arms of compassion and sing you my song of grace.

I will touch the wounds within you, and in my perfect season, I will lift you from this place of pain.

But I want you to know that as I am healing you, I am also creating within you a healing ministry of your own.

For to be healed by me is to be made a healer.

You see, the very comfort that I am working into your broken heart through the power of my words, and the love of my people is meant to be recycled.

Someday when your heart has grown strong again, I will send someone into your life who is as broken as you are today.

And the compassion I am pouring into you now will flow from

you to that hurting soul.

You will know how to comfort him because you will have been where he is.

You will resonate with his pain.

You will reach into the depth of your own healing and love him back to life for Me. What a precious vessel you will be to Me then.

A vessel once humbled and hurt---and then healed to be healer! This is My Plan for you.

Love Forever, God

We are so sorry your Blue Star has turned to Gold

May God be with you at this most difficult time granting you peace and comfort



The Planisek Family

Bea Marine mom

Larissa sister of a Marine

Cpl Aguila Former 3/8 U.S.M.C.

Cleveland Ohio

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
December 04, 2012
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. Christopher 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
December 04, 2012
Miss you bro the platoon is not the same with out you. I know your family is proud of everything you've done.
December 03, 2012

To The Gold Star Family of

Cpl Christopher Monahan
A True American Hero
Who Chose To Be A Marine

I chose to be Marine,
because I wanted to save lives even if it meant giving mine up.
It's OK Mom to cry.
I can see you from here.
That folded flag you held so tight..
I touched it. I wiped your tears and ...wept with you.
The only regret I have is that I am not there to help my troops.
Tell everyone hello and that I am OK.
I will be watching them from up here in the CLOUDS.
Heaven is as beautiful as they said. So much love. Mom, that warmth you felt when the sun came in your window this morning…
that was me kissing your cheek. Love you.

There are heroes that take up arms and fight for freedom.
The brave, the ones that fear not death.
Then there are the silent heroes. The ones that are there to save lives.
The ones that care more about others and fear not death,
but instead fight death every day.
The knock upon my door this evening was of such a hero.
He died trying to save a comrade.
With bullets flying and grenades exploding,
he kept on trying to save a comrade till his life was taken.
Heaven has a brighter star now. He sits beside God and His angels.
A Marine Family
December 03, 2012
To the family,

Please accept our sincere condolences.
December 03, 2012
Many of us do not say thank you until its too late. I personally want to say Thank You for your service. To Cpl. Cris family, i will keep you all in my prayers. so sorry for your tragic loss.
December 03, 2012
Unfortunately, we did not have the honor or previlege of meeting Corporal Christipher M. Monahan Jr. However, we felt we knew him throuhg his wife Sarah, who works with us. Our sincerest sympathy to his family for their great loss, an even greater loss for our Country. A very brave soldier he was. Christopher, thank you for your service and dedication in securing our freedom(s). You are appreciated and adored. V.O.I.C.E. staff will welcome your wife Sarah when she returns to work, and offer her every support she may need. God speed to your entire family at this very difficult time and always!
December 03, 2012
RIP our American Hero Cpl. Christopher M. Monahan Jr - you paid the ultimate sacrifice and we are forever indebted to you. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and loved ones. Thank you for your service.
December 03, 2012
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
December 03, 2012
I simply want to thank Chris for his service to our Country, for keeping us FREE, and for the family who produced and raised a Patriot Hero! God bless you all.
December 03, 2012
Please accept our deepest sympathy to his family.This man was a hero fighting for our country so we can be free,I never met this hero or his family & my wife & myself are very sad to read this news,This hero will rest in peace,may god bless him..
December 03, 2012
To Cpl. Monahan's Family: Our sincere condolences for the loss of your Marine.
December 03, 2012
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
December 03, 2012
To Christopher M. Monahan Jr. family and extend family. The world owes you a huge thank you for allowing your son to service and protect this wonderful country of ours. We was tuly blessed to have him service as he did. I am very truly sorry from the buttom of my heart that he had to lose his life in doing such a wonderful act for us words can never really express how grateful we all are for what he has done. Please know that he will for ever be in our thoughts and prayers and never ever be forgotten. I know he is with God and got his reward for a life well lived. My God bless you through this time and watch over you.
December 03, 2012
my condolences to the family and friends of Cpl Christopher Monahan, a true American Hero to us all. He has made the ultimate sacrifice in defense our of country. May the many good memories help you through this difficult time
December 03, 2012
Thank you for your service and sacrafice Corporal Monahan, you will now guard the streets of heaven and rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You will never be forgotten. Semper Fi my brother
December 03, 2012
GOD BLESS YOU CHRISTOPHER. I pray for you and your family.

From a sad and grateful American
December 03, 2012
Monahan family,
Words are not enough to express my thanks to your son, brother, father and friend. I thank God for this young service person, whose love for God, country and his fellow human being, that he gave his most precious gift..his life. I thank God for a family, that raised such a person, that taught his this special love!! Words are not enough to the family, who has to live a "normal life" (that will not happen) after this HERO is laid to rest. I thank God for his children, that will carry on his love..your daddy is a REAL LIFE HER0, more than any sports figure on this earth..your daddy will always be there to hold you in bad times..not on this earth but looking over yous..my friend lost her son in afganistan in 2008, her daughter, two years later...even with her, I can never find the words to express my heart..their spirits is living on thru all that loved them..Christopher spirit will also live on..my prayers and a heavy heart are with yous. I get on my knees and pray to our heavenly father: Dear God, Thank you for Christopher Monahan, Cpl Steven Koch,his sister Lynne Koch and all the service people, for you have given such a love, that not everyone can understand, thank you for the family, the children and his friends..may you hold them so close to your heart!!! Thank you for my gift of freedom, it has cost the highest price anyone could pay...their lives..Amen..God bless everyone, you will always be in my heart!!
December 03, 2012
The American War Mothers, Maryland's Star Spangled Chapter, offer our deepest condolences on the loss of your precious hero.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
December 03, 2012
To Chris,Sandy and the entire family.Don and I want you to know we send our love and thoughts to you all. A heartfelt thank you to Christopher for his service and prayers for his Wife and children.I just remember the little boy he was,What a fine man he grew to be. Love Joan & Don (Lou's Mom)
December 03, 2012
My heart goes out to the Monahan family as another one of America's finest leaves us. R.I.P. soldier!
December 03, 2012
RIP CPL. CHRISTOPER MONAHAN Jr., USMC
L/Cpl Guy W. Opie "73-77" USMC
December 03, 2012
So sorry for the loss of a fellow Marine, R.I.P. Cpl.Rodney Smith "68-"70 USMC
December 02, 2012
R.I.P. CPL. CHISTOPER MONAHAN, USMC . MAY THE GOOD LORD GRANT THIS HEROES FAMILY PEACE , HIS BLESSING OF GRACE AND PEACE BE GRANTED TO YOU..
CAROL O'BEIRNE
December 02, 2012
Your a true hero and will never be forgotten. I'm proud to say that i meet you and proud to be your fathers friend. And to see the love you family shows. Your life will be forever remembered for what you sacrificed for our freedom. R.I.P CPL Christopher M. Monahan Jr
December 02, 2012
May God hold you in his loving arms Sir. Thank you for your service to this Country. May God bless and comfort your family and all your military friends and family.My prayers are with all of you. A friend of Patsy Smith.
December 02, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one and Hero Christopher, and my sincerest gratitude for his service for our country.
God Bless You Cpl. Christopher Monahan...you will not be forgotten.
December 02, 2012
I did not know Christopher, but I thank him for giving his life for our country and freedom. I have a friend who is fighting over in Helmand, also, and haven't heard from him since 11/19. I'm hoping for the best with him. May Christopher look down on his fellow soldiers and protect them.

My sincerest sympathy to the Monahan Family.
December 02, 2012
December 02, 2012
Please accept my deepest regrets and heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your son Chris while serving his Country. Although I did not have the privilege and honor of knowing him, as a fellow Marine, I feel compelled to write and offer you my heartfelt condolences and sincerest regrets. I would also like to extend to you the appreciation of a very grateful nation for your son's courage, devotion to duty, and unswerving patriotism. As much as we can never fully know the true extent of your anguish and suffering we do grieve along with you. We grieve at the loss of every brave American Soldier/Marine, and thank them and their families for all their sacrifices and for defending the freedoms we so enjoy.

Be assured we salute him and honor his fine memory. He is a true American hero and he shall never be forgotten. He will live on and be remembered along with all those young men and women who throughout history have given that last full measure of devotion and sacrifice. Only by keeping his memory alive can we truly pay tribute to his greater glory and celebrate the liberties he in turn have preserved.

Semper Fi
Ken Springer Capt. USMC '62 - '68
December 02, 2012
December 02, 2012
thank you for your service and may your family stay strong you will always be a hero to you children
December 02, 2012
So honored to have known Chris....he was a wonderful friend to my son Dylan, he and his family are in my prayers. Everyone should learn from the wonderful way he lived his life...Rest easy Chris.... Donna Juner
December 02, 2012
To The Loved ones of
Cpl Christopher Monahan
A True American Hero

I'm Spending Christmas With Jesus Christ This Year!

I see the countless Christmas trees
Around the world below
With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars
reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular
Please wipe away a tear
For I'm spending Christmas
With Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs
That people hold so dear
But the sounds of music can't compare
With the Christmas choir up here.

For I have no words to tell you
The joy their voices bring
For it is beyond description
To hear an angel sing.

I know how much you miss me
For I feel your breaking heart...
But through our memories so dear
We're never far apart.

I can't tell you of the Splendor
Or the peace here in this place.
Can you just imagine Christmas
With our Savior face to face?

I'll ask him to light your spirit
As I tell him of your love.
So then pray for one another
As you lift your eyes above.

So please let your hearts be joyful
And let your spirit sing.
For I'm spending Christmas in Heaven
And I'm walking with the King.

May God Bless you as you honor the memory of your loved One Christopher
We are so sorry your Blue Star has turned to Gold
A Marine family
Cleveland Ohio
December 02, 2012
Curly Q Chris is the friend I'll always remember, you now will live on through your gorgeous children, rest easy in heaven thank you for all your dedication and hard work, you will forever be our hero, God be with you and all of us always, xo xo
December 01, 2012
Oorah Christopher!
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Aunt Nancy
December 01, 2012
Please accept my deepest regrets and heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your son. Although I did not have the privilege and honor of knowing him, as a fellow American and a Marine Corps Veteran, I feel compelled to write and offer you my heartfelt condolences and sincerest regrets. I would also like to extend to you the appreciation of a very grateful nation for your son's courage, devotion to duty, and unswerving patriotism. As much as we can never fully know the true extent of your anguish and suffering we do grieve along with you. We grieve at the loss of every brave American Service Member, and thank them and their families for all their sacrifices and for defending the freedoms we so enjoy.

Be assured we salute him and honor his fine memory. He is a true American hero and he shall never be forgotten. He will live on and be remembered along with all those young men and women who throughout history have given that last full measure of devotion and sacrifice. Only by keeping his memory alive can we truly pay tribute to his greater glory and celebrate the liberties he in turn has preserved.

Semper Fi
Ken Springer Capt. USMC '62 - '68
December 01, 2012
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (ps4fs@charter.net) 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 honor your son'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 gramman@comcast.net 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
November 30, 2012
To the Family Of Cpl. Monahan, Please accept my condolences on your loss of Christopher. He was a true American Hero who represented the best of our country. His ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedoms and protect our way of life will not be forgotten. May he rest in peace and may you have healing from your sorrow.
November 30, 2012
To the family of Cpl Christopher Monahan: Please accept our deepest sympathy and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Another "Great Hero" sacrificing all for our freedom.

Proud parents of
SSgt Jordan B. Emrick, USMC
KIA 11 05 10 Afghanistan

Terry & Dorie Emrick
November 29, 2012
It is with a heavy heart that our family offers the family and friends of Chris our deepest sorrow. We will forever remember his service and sacrifice to this Nation.
November 29, 2012
my prayers with you and your family our condolences.
November 29, 2012
seems like yesterday i was talking to you in the parking lot of barracks 5696 in oki... rest in peace . you and your family are in my prayers
November 29, 2012
In recognition of Corporal Christopher Monahan's Honorable Service in the United States Marine Corps, the members of the SSgt Walter F. 'Trae' Cohee III Detachment # 115, Salisbury, MD as well as the members of the Tri-Cities Detachment # 969, Gray, TN of the Marine Corps League would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude for his service to God, Country and Corps as well as our sincere condolences to his family.

SEMPER FIDELIS

Don Elseroad
Staff Sergeant USMC (Ret)
MCL Detachment # 115 & # 969
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