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May 25, 2015
Sgt Isela Rubalca may you Rest In Peace and may God Bless you always met you and your fiance in Mosul I didn't know you for long but will never forget you. Thank You for your Service but thank you for putting a smile on the face of everyone you've ever met , love you it was my Honor to have served with you once again may God Bless You always and Thank You for being so kind to others Thank You.
February 28, 2014
Isela , I remembered like if it was yesterday that we meet at inprocesing at Ft Lewis. We click immediately along with Pablo. Three Musketeer's the Mexican Girl, Pablo the Nicoya and the puertorrican what a trio.Will never forget the good times together. The day we got the news back in Lewis our hearts were pierce.

You were not supposed to be there at Mosul. You were supposed to be in Germany and you were so happy that you were heading that way. Still remembered your face when you came by Pablo's barracks so mad and crying cause they canceled your orders to Germany.

I love u sister. The best friend and battle buddy I could ask. I am at El Paso now and will go to visit you this weekend.

To your parents and to abuelita, I know that you are proud of your daugther and with a very good reason she was a great soldier and an outstanding. Incredible selfless human being.

Till we meet again sister.
January 12, 2014
Ruby,
Every time I think of you I would like that it gives you peace. From the day we lost a remarkable human being to today with all the fond memories of your incredible going nature. Rest in peace my friend and eternal "Battle Buddy"
May 08, 2013
9 years ago on this day you left this world. But even though you left physically, spiritually you are still among those you meant dearly to. Wish I could have met you, but only god knows why he took you to join him when he did. I hear so many great memories of you. You were such a remarkable person. Rest in peace Isela Rubalcava. People like you who have sacrificed their lives for the freedom of others will undoubtedly deserve to live in heaven for an eternal life. You will never be forgotten!
March 20, 2013
In memory and honor of Spc. Isela Rubalcava. We will be eternally grateful for her service and sacrifice.
March 20, 2013
thankyouforyourservice
May 09, 2012
R.I.P. Isela Rubalcava
Those who give all they have for the freedom of other people are the true children of their almighty God. That is why you are now in Heaven with Him. Live good there for an eternal life.
May 08, 2012
To the family and friends of Spc. Isela Rubalcava:
Always remembering Isela. "Some gave all."
June 01, 2011
To the family of Spc. Isela Rubalcava:
Please know that just as your loved one remains in your hearts and minds; her sacrifice, and that of your family, remains with the people she died defending. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for her bravery and selflessness, or the heartache we feel for your loss. God bless and keep you always.
May 30, 2011
Saluting your veteran this Memorial Day.
May 21, 2011
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
May 09, 2011
May you continue to Rest in Peace, Battle. You will Never be forgotten!"
May 08, 2011
To the family and friends of Spc. Isela Rubalcava:
Please accept my remembrance of Isela on the anniversary of her passing and know that she will never be forgotten.
May 08, 2011
Rest in peace Isela Rubalcava
People like you who have sacrificed their lives for the freedom of others will undoubtedly deserve to live in heaven for an eternal life. Live good in heaven Isela for ever and may God bless you and give patience to your family to endure your loss.
July 25, 2010
Just read the book "Northern Disclosure" by SSG Toby Nunn. SSG Nunn was one of the people who tried to save her before she died. Her story was mentioned in pg 121.
May 08, 2010
To the family and friends of Spc. Isela Rubalcava:
Remembering Isela on the anniversary of her passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
April 19, 2010
I will always remember you a the smiling child of God that you weere... You were always laughing and making people smile! My daughters will always look up to you as their HERO... Love you cousin!
Familia ,
Ponce-Garcia
April 18, 2010
I will always remeber my cousin Isela as the life of the party. Always was the first to get on the dance floor and was always ttying to get everyone to go out on the dance floor with her. She will for ever be in my heart. I miss you alot.
April 18, 2010
despues de pasado el tiempo seguimos sin encontrar palabras para poder expresarnos por el dolor que sienten sus Padres y hermanos, pero sabemos que ella sigue en el corazon de todos.
La Fam. Garcia-Rubalcaba.
la Familia Garcia-Rubalcaba
April 18, 2010
February 12, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
December 04, 2009
Rest in peace Ruby. You will always be remembered and never forgotten.

Frontline!
November 18, 2009
I think about SGT Ruby often. Just want to say she was so sweet and and fun to be around. Always had a smile! Love you, Ruby.
November 08, 2009
Isela,...you became my room mate in september or october 2001 at Fort Lewis, Wa.I had orders for Germany and left that same year in november.You never had a dull moment on your side of the room.There was always laughter. I remember you and your friends went to the store the evening before my departure and you bought me an ice cream as I was pregnant and that was really nice and sweet!You were my last room mate...
When I asked you how you pronounced your last name, because I did not want to mess it up,I reminded my self in Germany so that i would not forget since I wasn't going to see again.

Isela,...In Jan2007, I was so sad, shocked and stunned to learn what had happened back in May 2004...I am so deeply sorry and sad that you are not physically here, but your memory lives on.
And to your mother, father and brothers and family and friends near and dear to you,...my deepest sympathy and condolences...

Christina
October 12, 2009
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Manti, Utah 84642
June 17, 2009
Ruby was such a great person!! I miss her dearly!! She was not only one of my Soldiers, but one of my Best Friends!!! I wear a bracelet to remember her all the time!! I always remember her on her anniversary and also her birthday!!! I truely do miss her, and never be forgotten!! I will never forget my Ruby!!!
May 24, 2009
REST IN PEACE SPC. RUBALCAVA, TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS MAY THE MEMORIES OF THIS WONDERFUL SOLDIERS LIFE FILL YOUR HEARTS WITH BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES
GOD BLESS YOU
May 10, 2009
You are deeply missed Ruby, for you amazing personality, for being a piece of home while being so far from home. Bless your family for allowing me into their home and sharing such a special part of your families life. My last memories with Isela where there in El Paso, there with her family and friends for her parents 50th? I think. She was sooo very loved and she made everyone smile and laugh. That was a wonderful way to remember her. Together with her family and a smile on her face, like always. Now I am here and I constantly think of my beloved amiga. Wishing I could change the past events, but now only pray to God that as the time goes and her memory lives, that we all that loved her so and miss her continue to have these cherished memories and know that Isela is one angel we will never forget. To the Rubalcava Familia, I send you my love and a salute.
Spc. Edna Lina Garcia LSA Adder/ Tallil
May 10, 2009
You are deeply missed Ruby, for you amazing personality, for being a piece of home while being so far from home. Bless your family for allowing me into their home and sharing such a special part of your families life. My last memories with Isela where there in El Paso, there with her family and friends for her parents 50th? I think. She was sooo very loved and she made everyone smile and laugh. That was a wonderful way to remember her. Together with her family and a smile on her face, like always. Now I am here and I constantly think of my beloved amiga. Wishing I could change the past events, but now only pray to God that as the time goes and her memory lives, that we all that loved her so and miss her continue to have these cherished memories and know that Isela is one angel we will never forget. To the Rubalcava Familia, I send you my love and a strong salute.
Spc. Edna Lina Garcia LSA Adder/ Tallil
May 10, 2009
ruby, estaba pensandote hace dos dias, recordandote cuando te vi en camino para el chow, i miss u
May 09, 2009
To the family of Spc. Isela Rubalcava:
Isela gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
March 18, 2009
My Heart and prayers to the Rubalcava Family, & A follow Texan and from Canutillo May SPC. Isela get her wings, watch over your family fly like an EAGLE!!
September 20, 2008
To an extrodinary Warrior that gave all she could. OORAH ! Hokahey ( Charge ! )
July 31, 2008
It is difficult to know what to say since I want to express my sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Spc Rubalcava. Please know that your loved one is not forgotten. I wish everyone impacted by this tragic loss strength and peace. I hope that Spc Rubalcava knew that there are people in America who respect her great courage in serving as a member of the US military. Although I did not know her, I know that she must have been a very special person to be willing to do something that most Americans will never have to experience, and for that we can never say thank you enough.
Thank you Spc Rubalcava!
May 26, 2008
To the family of Spc. Rubalcava,
Please know that just as your loved one will remain in your hearts and minds, her sacrifice and that of your family, will remain with the people she died defending. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for her bravery and selflessness, or the heartache we feel for your loss. God grant you the peace that passes all understanding.
May 08, 2008
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.

I did not know Isela, but I am remembering
her service. She is my hero. !

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Other Side

i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.

can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.

i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side

the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
www.donconoscenti.com
(Used with permission)

“I hope it brings great comfort to any and all.
Peace on you. DonCon” 4-2008

Visit this link to hear the song.

The Other Side –
http://tinyurl.com/3o8gol



Sincerely,

Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom and MIL

Remembering The Fallen – Blog
http://tinyurl.com/3z8p55

Please contact me and I will email you back a copy of my
Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
March 27, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Spc Rubalcava!
August 09, 2007
There is nothing that I can say or do to take away the pain or bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer you and your family my heart felt condolences. I also offer you my prayers that in time the pain will easy and the memories of your HERO will carry you through each day and night. I want to thank your HERO, for his/her selfless act of becoming a member of the armed forces, his/her willingness to defend the United States of America, all that we hold sacred and for the sacrifice that will forever be etched in the memories of all those who knew him/her. Though tears can never bring him/her back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that he/she made and our sorrow at his/her passing. I believe for every fallen HERO there is a star shining brightly up above to remind us of the precious gift we were given.

Your mission on earth is complete and you are now a member of GOD’s Heavenly armed forces. Stand down brave warrior and take your rightful place in Heaven with all the HEROES who have passed before.

I made a special promise to LE RON A. WILSON (KIA on 07/06/07) on the day he was laid to rest as I touched his coffin, that I would never forget him nor would I forget those that gave their lives for our country before him, with him and after him and so when I came across www.legacy.com, I thought what a great way to keep my promise to Le Ron, so I will continue to leave tributes in each guest book until the day there is no longer the need to leave these tributes to a FALLEN HERO.

REST IN PEACE, HERO, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!

PROUD MOTHER OF A U.S. SOLDIER
Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
July 10, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Spc Rubalcava and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses her! May God bless all of you!!
May 07, 2007
It is an honor to pay tribute to Spc. Isela Rubalcava, with a Multitude of Thanks, for this Brave Young Heroine's Courage, Dedication and Service to our Country and for Freedom.

May Isela Rest Safely, in God's Loving Care and may the Peace of God continue to be with the Rubalcava family.
Those who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice, So Many and So Young, shall Never Be Forgotten, my brother among them. Killed in action in Vietnam in 1967.

"I will lift up my eyes to the hills- from whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth."
~ Psalm 121:1-2 ~

I am sincerely hoping that you continue to feel the thoughts of caring and support that surround you each day, as this Country Remembers Someone Very Precious to you, who is a Heroine to all of us.
I am So Deeply Sorry for your loss.
April 23, 2007
January 04, 2007
Sgt. Ruby was a special friend to me. Our tour in Iraq together was something I will never forget. I loved this person. Many will remember Isela because she is loving, caring, and a wonderful friend. You ment the world to me and when it got loud around us that day, You were in my prayers. I love you Isela.
August 29, 2006
SGT Ruby was the best. Her mom would send her chocolate and I would ask for some. She was so sweet and funny, also. You could see that she really touched everyone in the company. I do miss her and think about her all the time.
May 25, 2006
Isela's picture and profile will be placed on my DJ booth on memorial day for all to see.
April 10, 2006
April 10, 2006
My condolences to the Rubalcava family. Isela may you rest in peace. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. You have earned your golden halo and wings. May you continue to soar in the heavenly clouds up above.
September 20, 2005
Everyone knew her as Ruby. No one could get her last name right. I knew her for a little more than a year. I was stationed with her at Ft Lewis. She was great to be around. She will be missed.
September 11, 2005