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May 15, 2017
My sweetheart, Israel...life isn't the same without you and these past five years have been a challenge. My heart is always with you and I'll love you until my day is done. Stay close with us, my beloved...<3
July 31, 2016
My heart continues to break for those who have lost loved ones in sacrifice for our country.

Again I thank you for Israel's service and your sacrifice. I can only imagine how much you miss him.
May 12, 2016
It's been 4 years without you, my beloved Iz. Time doesn't heal our pain, but we are comforted with your unending love. Continue to send us gifts letting us know you are with us. I'll always love you, amor.
March 20, 2016
Just wanted to drop in and let you know that your first granddaughter was born on March 15, 2016. She is so beautiful and she has the Nuanes mouth and chin just like her Momma Laurissa and IJ. Please continue to watch over our kids and now our granddaughter Aspen.
Laura
May 13, 2015
Camp New York Kuwait March 2004.
May 12, 2015
It's been three years since I last saw your handsome face and heard your comforting words over the computer, my beloved Israel. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you and our wonderful life together. When life knocked you down, you always managed to push forward with your head held high. You are my inspiration to live life to the fullest and your loving presence comforts my heart with our memories. We held a bond like no other and I'm thankful to have been your wife. We celebrate your life and will love you forever. We Remember...<3
July 15, 2014
My beloved husband, Israel...July 14th marks a special day that we shared together every year. It's been over two years since I last saw your sweet face and heard your comforting voice. I love you forever and will always have you in my heart. Until we meet again for another adventure...<3
June 07, 2014
Israel it has been two years and almost a month since your passing. In that time both of our children have graduated and are becoming productive, young members of society. You would be so proud of them as I am. Times have been hard but your presence has been felt. Continue to watch over them as they both start new chapters in life. Izzy will be in culinary school and Rissa will start at the branch to begin radiology. IJ looks like you more than ever and Rissa has so many of your goofy ways. Your legacy lives on through our children and there is a deep void left by your absence. Thank you for your service and the freedoms you fought so hard for to leave them. Yes you are a true American Hero to us and many but to them you are so much more than that. Your best role is Daddy and these last two years they have remembered all the good times as have I. We stay quiet but we respect you always and will love you forever!
June 03, 2014
June 02, 2014
Thank-you again for Israel's service and your sacrifice. May the Lord continue to comfort his loved ones.
May 29, 2014
Sgt. Nuanes I`ll Miss you bud! I`ll never forget our experiences together in OIF. GOD bless brother!
May 13, 2014
I love and miss you??
May 10, 2014
I remember the good times we had working undergound at Cobre Mines. You were a hard worker and very good mechanic and you would always make us laugh.. I just wanted to say thank you for serving our country with Honor and Respect you will be dearly missed..
June 11, 2013
I remember you talking with me and squaring me away as a new soldier years ago. May God bless all your family and comfort them always. Rest in peace brother!
May 27, 2013
Memorial Day 2012, an American Flag was placed at the end of my sidewalk. Again this morning was a flag, this time with a note explaining that the flag was in Memory of Staff Sergeant Israel Nuanes. Although I did not have the privilege of knowing this fine man, I wanted you to know that, thanks to his family and/or friends in Waco, Texas today, I and all of my neighbors recognized the sacrifice he made on behalf of our beloved country. I hope that this post brings you a measure of comfort knowing that he is not forgotten, and that indeed, his sacrifice has become known by even more people. God bless you on this special day honoring our heroes.
May 26, 2013
Remembering those who gave so much.

Thank-you again for Israel's service and your sacrifice.

May the Lord continue to comfort you.
May 12, 2013
My beloved husband, partner in crime and best friend...it has been a year since you became our angel and I still have trouble wondering how I'm suppose to live life without you. I have been told repeatedly that time will heal. I wish it was true. Mi corazon, you are the love of my life and the light that lifts my spirits. May you Rest In Peace with your Mami and may the lives you touched continue your legacy. I will love you beyond my last breath. As we always said, "Goodnight, my love. Goodnight, my everything."
March 09, 2013
Hello,
We would like to let the Nuanes Family know that we will be sending Care Packages to troops in Afghanistan this week and will be dedicating some of these to your loved one. Each package will carry a name, photo and hometown of SSGT Nuanes. We realize that this is a small tribute, but we do this with all respect and sincerity and we want you to know that it is made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals from across our nation. May God Bless you.

Sincerely,
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign
January 18, 2013
You are Missed. We are all very proud of you SON. fROM YOUR LOVING FATHER Pablo J. Nuanes
December 24, 2012
May the Lord comfort the family and friends of Israel during this Christmas season. He came to earth to 'heal the broken hearted'.

I thank-you again for Israel's service to our country and your sacrifice.
December 17, 2012
Rest in peace my son. We are very proud of you,especially me. Love Your Dad Pablo Jose Nuanes,Herfano II Turtle
November 25, 2012
To the family of Staff Sgt. Nuanes-Please know that the sacrifice your husband and father made are not forgotten. I recently ran my first half marathon(Soldier Marathon and Half @ Ft. Benning,GA.)and wore his name on my race bib. I chose to train and run in this event because I have a son currently serving in the same area, Kandahar province. His mission is route clearance. I pray that you are well and wanted to let you know your father and husband's service and ultimate sacrifice has not been forgotten.
June 30, 2012
June 29, 2012
My deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of Israel. We met in high school and his sense of humor made many classes more bearable. He managed to stay dedicated, involved and maintain a positive outlook during his time in Casa Grande, AZ. He obviously continued those qualities in adult life.
June 29, 2012
There no words that I can express..., he was truly a great kid. I went to high school with him and he just always had a smile and kind word. He was very funny! We had many classes together and he was on wrestling team with my brother. Please know that he was very much loved and admired here in Casa Grande.
Jennifer Ortega LaPaglia
June 15, 2012
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers ([email protected]) is an organization with groups throughout the country who strive to send handmade prayer shawls and/ or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one in service to our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg, PA would like to honor your husband's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a shawl which we will mail to you. If you are interested, please contact me at [email protected] with the names and addresses and what they would like to receive. We will send them as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved one who died serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address, as our organization can no longer get family contacts through the military. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
June 05, 2012
To Rozina and all of Israel family: We here in the Hatch Valley School District felt a great sadness on hearing of Israel's passing. Israel touched many lives during his employment here. He was a very special young man. May God help you in keeping his memory close to your heart.
June 01, 2012
THANK YOU SGT NUANES.MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FMILY & FRIENDS.
June 01, 2012
THANK YOU SGT NUANES. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY
May 31, 2012
RIP my EOD brother.
May 29, 2012
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted . Matthew 5:4 May you find peace and comfort.
May 29, 2012
Sgt. Nuanes lived an inspired life. Our thoughts and prayers are with the many family members and friends who will remember him fondly. Israel was an alumnus that Western New Mexico University will always remember and honor.
May 28, 2012
Iz and I really got to know one another in Iraq in 04/05. I had every intention of catching up with him once I return stateside. Sadly, that will never happen. Rosina, even though I've never met you, know that I love you. If Iz loved you, I'm sure I will too. All my love, prayers and support go out to you. No words will ever help with your loss and for that I am sorry, but know that they are offered.
May 27, 2012
To Isreals wife and kids are deepest sympathies go out to you during this very hard time. He was greeted in heaven by his great aunt Celia P. Sedillos who he lived with for a while and touched all our hearts he will be missed. He had some anxious cousins that wanted to meet him If You Need Anything don't hesitate to call
May 27, 2012
I went to EOD School with Israel and really enjoyed getting to know him. I am sorry for the loss of your loved one and pray God will comfort you now and into the future.
May 27, 2012
Rosina and Family
We are very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We will always remember Sgt. Israel Nuanes and the ultimate sacrifice made for our freedom.
May 26, 2012
Although I did not know you, my family and I would like to offer our heartfelt condolences at the loss of your Husband, Father, Son and Friend. Thank you Israel for your service to this wonderful country. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.
The Bissell Family
May 26, 2012
Thoughts and prayers to his family. Thank you Sgt. Nuanes for your service and ultimate sacrifice.
May 26, 2012
Rosina and Family:
I had the honor of escorting Israel to the Farm and Ranch Museum yesterday as part of the Patriot Guard, and after hearing you all speak about him at the service a song that I love came to mind and I thought about Israel. When I got home I listened to the song and based on the stories you shared I thought that song was perfect for him. The song is Born Free by Kid Rock, from this day forward everytime I hear that song I will think of him, hope it will do the same for you. God Bless.
May 26, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
May 25, 2012
May your memories bring you comfort and peace...Thank you for your service to our Great Nation and for your sacrifice...We share you sorrow......
May 25, 2012
I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you during this sad time and I pray to God that He will send you peace and comfort. Sgt. Nuanes gave his all to protect our Country and he will be rewarded by his Greatest Commander, God. Sgt. Nuanes, I thank you for your generous service and dedication to my Country.
May 25, 2012
To the Family of SGT Israel Nuanes and his Military Family, Thanks for your time and service to our country. I am so very sorry that you gave the ultimate sacrifice but I do thank you. We will be forever endebted to you and for Fellow Brothers and Sisters in Arms. God Bless all of you as you struggles with this loss.
May 25, 2012
To tell you that we feel your pain and your heartache is so true. We also lost our son 5 years ago during his second tour in Iraq SSG Jesse Williams.

Remember no one can never take your memories away from you. Soon you will know that all of those wonderful memories that you have for your Israel will turn into treasures for you.

We are so lucky to have angels that are also our heroes.
To be willing to give your all for your country, that is all anyone has to say. "Thank you Israel so much for your service to our country". Now is the time to be as strong as Israel has been for all of us. We send to you our love and our prayers.
May 25, 2012
We want to Thank the heros like Isreal, we know in the process that everything you did, it was for the Freedom of us back at home here in the states. Thank you so much. May God bless your family.

Matthew K. Garcia jr.
May 25, 2012
My condolences go out to the family on the tragic loss of a true hero. We appreciate your service to this country.
May 25, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 25, 2012
Thank you for your service to us and for our freedom, I did not know your face but I know your heart and I know of your sacrifice, May GOD give peace and comfort to those you leave behind
May 25, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Thank you Israel for defending our country. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.
Family of Dorothy Nuanes Montoya, Eddie Nuanes, Gary Nuanez
May 25, 2012
May 25, 2012
My condolences go out to the family of Mr. Nuanes. His sacrifice will not be forgotten.
May 25, 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. Israel 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
May 24, 2012
Rosina,
You have been in my heart and prayers since Israel passed. Thank you to Israel for defending our country. He was a lucky man to have you and you him. My heart aches for your loss sweet friend.
May 24, 2012
Thank you for your service SSG. I kept track of your Unit when you deployed with the 642nd. My son Steven was with your Unit then. We remain indebted to you forever. CPT Joseph I Torrez and Priscilla NMARNG (Ret)
May 24, 2012
Thank you for all that you did in support for our freedom. We will never take it for granted. SSG Nuanes, you had a great spirit that is forever in our hearts. We will miss your great presence and your great attitude about everything in life. Thank you for your support to us always. Sending Rosina and your children our thoughts during this difficult time. You will be greatly missed by your EOD family.
May you Rest in Peace
May 24, 2012
I did not know Sgt. Nuanes, but I want to thank him for his dedicated service to his country, the United States of America. Thank you and God Bless your family.
May 24, 2012
Thank You, for the greatest gift a man can give,though I wish that it had not been necessary. My prayers are with the family of Israel. May God gran them peace, and surround then with love.
May 24, 2012
May 24, 2012
Thank you Israel for our freedom. To Rosina and the family, my prayers are with you all. May God Bless you all and give you all strength and comfort during this difficult time.
May 24, 2012
God Bless all the family and let it be known he is your Guardian Angel now! Thank you for giving us your time in the service! Without men and women as yourself, we would not have our freedom! Rest in peace with all the other Angels above!
May 24, 2012
I am so proud of u Iz... I am going to miss u Soo much but ill see u again someday.. I love You!!
May 24, 2012
One of "my Soldiers"!! He was a great asset and good friend. He will be missed by me and his Guard friends.
May 24, 2012
Our condolences and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. From the Officers, NCO's and Soldiers of the 93RD BDE, New Mexico National Guard. CSM James Rivera
May 24, 2012
Thank you for our freedom and God Bless your family
May 24, 2012
God Bless America, God Bless Our Soldiers, and God Bless You, thank you for serving our country, May God Bless your family.
May 24, 2012
SSGT. Nuanes & Family:

Although I did not know you, I just wanted to express my condolences and gratitude for the sacrifice you have made for this country and it's citizens. It is because of the courage you and others like you have displayed that I am able to enjoy the liberties and freedoms that I do, and for that I am truly grateful. We often forget about the reasons why we are able to enjoy the lives we live until a HERO such as yourself is lost and that is unfortunate. God Bless you and your family and may he watch over you all. Again Thank You for your service and sacrifice, rest easy SSGT. Nuanes.
May 23, 2012
Rest in peace my brother!
May 22, 2012
I worked with Israel at fort Polk and he was a great guy to work with. It was very unfortunate to see the news of death. We all appreciate your sacrifice and love for country brother.
May 22, 2012
Iz-the world is worse off without you in it.
To his children-your dad loved you more than life itself, always remember that.
May 21, 2012
So sorry to read of Ssgt Nuanes death. I thank-you for his service and for your sacrifice.

May the Lord comfort you.
May 21, 2012
Please accept the sympathy of a fellow soldier who served with Israel in Iraq,
He will be missed.
May 20, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of SSGT Israel Nuanes. His dedicated service to our nation will forever be appreciated.
May 20, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathy
for the loss of your loved one and
Hero Israel, and my sincerest
gratitude for his service.
God Bless you Staff Sgt. Israel P.
Nuanes...you will not be forgotten.
May 20, 2012
Thoughts and prayers go out to the Family. Nuanes was a great dude! RIP brother.
May 19, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to Rosina, his family, and all those who loved Israel. His bravery and sacrifice will always be remembered. Thank you for making my old friend happy Iz...I only wish that I could have met the man whom she loved, who helped bring her incredible joy and happiness...until you meet again, watch over her and protect her...
May 19, 2012
I am truely sorry for your loss. A very talented Hero was taken way to soon. God must have needed a Hero in heaven, for he only takes the best. He will forever be an angel looking down from above!!!
May 18, 2012
Rest in eternal peace Israel where the Almighty God reserved a special place in heaven for all who served the nation they loved and gave their all.
May 18, 2012
Rest in Peace our brother. You have done so much for me and our Soldiers. I am proud to have served with you and call you a friend. Memories of you surround us and we think of you every day. We will continue your work and make you proud. You are not forgotten.
May 18, 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 our Brother-in-Arms, SSG Israel P. Nuanes, U.S. Army. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Israel. And to Israel it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country while opposing enemy forces in Afghanistan. Israel you gave the last full measure of devotion for what you believed in and fought for. No greater love and patriotism are shown than when a man lays down his life in service to his country. Israel, 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 members of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport, Louisiana, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Israel's family and loved ones.

Dennis N. Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
May 18, 2012
I was assigned to the 39th BCT HHC 153 INF with Staff Sergeant Nuanes from March 04 to March 05, I will miss him and all the good times we shared by becoming Brothers in Arms. My condolencses go ouy to Ismaels family and children all those affected by this great loss. Thank you Sergeant for the sacrifice and call to duty that you gave for this great nation and our freedom, May God keep your soul
May 17, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the Nuaenes family.Your family is my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time...Israel "Goonie Man" Nuanes is the definition of an true AMERICAN HERO! You will be missed my brother...
May 17, 2012
Our family is so sorry for your loss.
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

The Kirton Family
Army CPL Brandon Kirton
KIA 5/18/11 - Afghanistan
May 17, 2012
My beloved husband, there are no words to describe how much I am going to miss you and our adventures together. Know that you have my heart and I will forever love you with all that's within me...<3
May 17, 2012
My personal condolances to the family of Mr. Nuanes. I did not know Mr. Nuanes...I have never met him. But he died in honor and services of our freedom and for that, my heart is humbled and my hat is off with much deep respect. He paid the ultimate price..along with other fallen soldiers so that us Americans can endure the freedoms we take for granted today. God bless Mr. Nuanez and his family.
May 17, 2012
DEAR SGT. NUANES, THANK YOU FOR THE SERVICE YOU PROVIDED TO YOUR COUNTRY . MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU IN HIS LOVING ARMS . GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY IN THIS SAD TIME . REST IN PEACE .
May 17, 2012
I love you brother its so hared with out you I miss you so mouch love your lil bro james nuanes I will never for get how brave you are , and how prode I am to call you my family.! Thank you. If there is ne info on servis for my bro please call me at 5058041731 I would be great full thanks to all the nuanes family !
May 17, 2012
My heart goes out to you. My family and I extend our deepest sympathies.

Betty M Nuanes & Family
Belen, NM
May 17, 2012
A SOLDIER, IS A PERSON, THAT ONE DAY WROTE A "BLANK CHECK" FOR HIS COUNTRY.AS A VIET NAM VET, I STAND MOST PROUD OF THIS YOUNG MAN AND WHAT HE GAVE TO THIS COUNTRY. MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU..
May 16, 2012
God bless his soul.
May 16, 2012
Thank you so much. My prayers and condolenses go out to Mr. Nuanes' family and friends.
May 16, 2012
You will be missed my buddy!!
May 16, 2012
Rest in peace, Iz; we love and miss you.
May 16, 2012
My sincere condolences to Israel's family.
Thank you Israel for serving our country and doing your job.
May the memories of your loved one always be cherised and know that his sacrifices will not be
forgotten.

US Army mother
May 16, 2012
You will be missed my brother love you always.
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