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February 27, 2015
I don't know Jason, but my fianc ( Keith Holton ) went to basic and tech school with him, and always speaks highly of him! From this day still he can't help but shed a few tears when he brings him up. They were also overseas together. I'm sorry for your loss!
November 28, 2014
With a grateful heart I ask you Jason to send some extra strength & lots of our Lord's angels to light our paths while on our way. That your family & friends will continue to strive for excellence in all we do & unwavering faith that one day we will share in God's eternal glory with you ... OX :)
November 27, 2014
I love you Jason??????.. I know you're here with me but it's not the same...So hard today.......
August 08, 2014
June 24, 2014
Jason, you are always in my thoughts and prayers. You will never be forgotten. OUTLAWS FOREVER!!!
June 24, 2014
What's up man. It seems like yesterday we were all getting yelled at during the day and cracking jokes at night at BMT. It's crazy how many lives you have touched. Just reading this legacy page speaks to the man you are. We just booked hotel rooms to see your baby (Giant) Brother play football for Vanderbilt at UGA's home coming. You have such an amazing family and now Your family is Our Family. God Speed Brother!

Dorm Chief
June 23, 2014
Well Brother its that day again and it still dont seem right. 7 yrs ago today i sat in the laundry tent at camp Bucca,Iraq and got some of the worst news i've ever received. i remember leavin MEPS in ATL to gettin on a plane to San Antonio for basic Then STAYIN there for Tech school and training together at fort lewis before we hit the Desert. I thank Mr. Joe and Mrs. Phyllis for giving me a brother from another. you gone but I promise you NEVER forgotten Homie. DSGB
May 25, 2014
Nate, On this Memorial Day weekend, I am honored to be ble to share you with all my friends and family. You Gave your all for country and will never be forgotten. God Bless You and your family. My Sons also know you and keep the word.
April 30, 2014
Jason. ..I miss you so much.I'm so proud to be your mom.Your baby brother Nigel is home from college . Your sister Janelle she's doing finehaving a little hard time with this pregnancyand Your big brother Joe is coming home from Afghanistan that's bittersweet because I think of you coming home but I'll have you with me always ...always Jason I love you so much
March 19, 2014
I just moved back to GA. Its crazy to think it was Sept 2005 when we left GA on the way to Texas. Basic was crazy and fun all at the same time. I can remember Martinez, you, and Cornilous singing while aligning the shoes. its crazy how I have trouble remembering my name some days, but can remember those 7 weeks like it was yesterday. I know God connected all of us for a reason. Thanks for all the motivation and the passing of my prayers to the Lord.
March 18, 2014
Miss you bro... 7 years later almost and it still seems like yesterday... Hope all is well
November 28, 2013
Thank you for your heroism. I am grateful for you on this Thanksgiving Day.
November 13, 2013
Been on my mind a lot lately. I am thankful for your service, sorrow for your loss. We all miss you. You inspire so many of us, and you will live on in infamy forever. I hope all the Det-6 folks are still in close contact...tough times bring people together and unfortunately it was your sacrifice that brought about an uncanny bond. We miss you Jason, you are not forgotten.
November 11, 2013
We were both SF and stationed together at Lakenheath.You came to mind, today, on Veteran's Day. I remember you always setting a good example and being someone others looked up to. I made a song and dedicated it to you...
October 29, 2013
Jason Nathan " my brother from Georgia" was how son introduced us on that special day ... You are never forgotten, please keep watching over us and guide us if we loose our way.
October 23, 2013
On my mind every day bro. Never forgotten
October 17, 2013
Hi Jason! For some reason you crossed my mind today. I thought about the one time that we met, when I came to Macon for a weekend visit. I remember you being so humble and so polite. You are loved and missed so much by so many. Continue to R.I.P Jason! ?*?*?
October 16, 2013
Miss you brother
August 28, 2013
Never Forgotten
June 25, 2013
LOVE is patient , LOVE is kind, LOVE is without boundaries , LOVE is never late for there is a beginning however LOVE has no end. I love you Jason thank you keep on guiding us :)
June 24, 2013
Jason, I always think of you and pray for you. You are always in the hearts of so many people. Rest in peace defender. Outlaw forever.
June 23, 2013
Another year and still feels like Nathan you will never be forgotten.
June 23, 2013
Gone but Never forgotten...Rest In Heaven 1st Class Jason D. Nathan
June 23, 2013
Love and miss you.
June 23, 2013
Jason, I love You!!!!
June 23, 2013
It doesn't seem like it has been so long since you sacrificed your life for our freedom. Each day I am thankful for our military and will do my best to show my support of all of them. I know for your Mom, it has been a struggle. I pray that you are protecting her from above. You will not be forgotten.
February 07, 2013
Jason, from time to time I get emails alerting me that somebody has posted a message in your guest book @ and every so often I go to the site and read the messages that people have wrote to you and also your mom. It amazes me of how many people knew & Loved you Jason. You meant the world to a lot of people and still do! I know, you already know how much your mom misses you. I can't even imagine what she may sometimes go through. Keep smiling down on her Jason, she is a wonderful mother to be proud of. Rest In Paradise 1st Class Jason D. Nathan <3
January 11, 2013

Your Mom sent pictures of the family the other day. I know you are smiling down on all of them. I know you are so proud of Nigel and all of his accomplishments. In one of the pictures Nigel is sitting in his new locker at Vanderbilt with his head down and his eyes closed. I can only imagine he is speaking to our God and his big brother the American Hero.

Dorm Cheif
Anthony (FMR SSgt USAF)
January 02, 2013
Jason, Jason, I Miss You So Much!!!! Somedays It's So Hard, I Can Hear Your Voice. I Love You......FOREVER!!!
January 01, 2013
Jason, thank You for your sacrifice.
November 22, 2012
Will always miss u Zeus, Will never forget all the good times, Will never forget your sacrifice and I will never let my son forget why he was named after you
November 06, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September 30, 2012
September 21, 2012
Rest in peace dear friend!! You'll be missed but never forgotten...
September 21, 2012
I miss you Jason, I love you more.
September 21, 2012
Jason we miss you bud. I'm comforted knowing you are watching over us. I have a brain injury and don't remember much from my past but i think of you daily. You and your family will always be in my thoughts and prayers. MSgt (Ret) Ottis Pack.
July 24, 2012
Thinkin of you and would like to say Thank You for serving in the defense of our country.
July 11, 2012
Sincere thanks for serving this Country and for the Sacrifices you made in the process.We are all very proud of you and your sweet smile that will last forever.
God Bless.
Sleep in Heavenly peace.

Anita Taylor, Florida
June 25, 2012
Jason it's been 5 years since you left this earth. I know that God needed you more. I know that you are working up in heaven and helping out all your friends and family with a smile. Your smile is your gift that everyone could see and you would make them feel safe and joyous. RIP nephew you are truly missed and we love you. Keep standing watch over us all my angle. Auntie Alisa
June 23, 2012
Phyllis Elaine Holt-Nathan, I know this is not a good day for you. I just wanted you to know that you are in my prayers. Jason is with you in spirit and he has his arms around you & your family. No words could ever explain how he is missed by so many. You know that your Son/Hero was adored by people who knew him and I'm sure, those who didn't. I am so glad I had the pleasure of meeting him. So at this sad time of year just keep God first and He will make things so much easier for you. Rest In Paradise Jason D. Nathan! I love you Laine...Friends for Life!
June 23, 2012
Thinking of you man
June 23, 2012
I can't believe it's been five years since you passed. You are greatly missed, but everyone is grateful for your service to this country and for the lifestyle you led. Thank you my friend.
June 23, 2012
You are in my thoughts and prayers daily Jason. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace brother.
June 23, 2012
June 23, 2012
June 23, 2012
Miss ya brother! It feels like yesterday Flight 587 was making thing happen. You were our PT beast. Gilliam was an element leader, Domnguez would sing during clean up, and TSgt McGowen would be screaming at me. That was the start of our new lives and the beginning of YOUR LEGACY. Your name and actions are part of this countries pride and honor. You will never be forgotten and always honored!!!

Miss ya bro!

Dorm Chief
FMR SSgt Closson
June 22, 2012
Tomorrow is another yr since you passed, and a day I will never forget. You will always be in my heart and thoughts. Rip Nathan
June 19, 2012
God Bless you Nathan for protecting our Country!
June 19, 2012
June 18, 2012
June 16, 2012
Well Brother , its almost that time a year again when I wish I could call and holla at cha, or come out there to england. Another day homie u still on my mind big dog. Well meet up again bro but until then these tats not goin no where....MAC Town!!!!!!!
June 16, 2012
Thank You for your service to our country. May God Bless You, Your Family and the U.S. Air Force.
June 01, 2012
May 30, 2012
RIP, fellow Liberty Wing Warrior.
May 29, 2012
God bless Jason and his family.
May 28, 2012
thank you Nate for striving to be the best, and encouraging the rest of us to :) love you
May 28, 2012
I will always cherish the moments spent with you at Lakenheath, You Are Not Forgotten!
May 27, 2012
Nate -
I wish you could see how much your passing changed the lives of so many of your brothers and sisters in arms. There is not a day that goes by where your spirit is not with us as we stand post and carry on your legacy. You are a true hero in my eyes and I miss you more than you could ever know.
May 16, 2012
I didn't know Jason personal. But I know his mom.Phyliss love her son and his military family. May God Bless an keep his loving arms around each of you is may prayer. Karen Washington
May 16, 2012

Not a day goes by that i don't think about june 23, 2007. That day has forever changed my life. I know you are looking down on our current and fellow brothers and sisters in arms. Everyone on our team especially knew that you were the most religious person on our team. God must have known that u were one of the angels he needed on his team. I will never remember you making myself, and Keg touch the bible that u carried with you everyday before rolling outside the wire. God bless you and i miss you man, time waits for nobody and i can't believe that its almost 5 years since u have been gone. Gone but never forgotten. Outlaw 2, LETS GO TO WORK!!!!!
May 16, 2012
love you, love you, love you
May 15, 2012
Jason, Today is the kickoff of National Police week to honor those officer's who have fallen in the line of duty. They rang the bell for you today, and even though I was expecting it, someone saying your name out loud was very emotional for me. I don't know about the rest of the world, but today, you were honored for your sacrifice and service to your country here at Joint Base McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst. I honor you EVERYDAY, I will NEVER FORGET! RIP Nate!
April 30, 2012
Today, Tomorrow, and Always . . . your light, your love, your sacrifice . . .
never forgotten. Guide us as we carry on.
oxoxox :) I love you & yours
April 28, 2012
I wish I'd known you. I served a long time before you did, and Fate was kinder to me than she was to you. But you answered your country's call and gave the ultimate measure of devotion. For that I thank you, love you, and will pray for your eternal soul. May God watch over you.
April 25, 2012
Jason, I know you are there looking out for our fellow Brothers and Sisters. Please wrap your arms around another today and take care of him. You are forever in my heart.
April 21, 2012
I don't know why the last couple weeks have had me thinking of the times in 2007, but it has been a rough week remembering the tough we all spent in Iraq. Your loss still pulls hard on my heart. You are an inspiration to many and your spirit lives within many of us.

God bless you brother.
April 20, 2012
God Bless your family during this time of sorrow.
January 22, 2012
Jason, another sad day has hit the Lakenheath Family and the SF Career Field hard. One of the leaders that held you close to his heart after your death is with you somewhere up there now and probably needs someone to comfort him. If there was anyone I could think of, it is you. Find him and comfort his soul because it is hurting for some reason we don't understand.
December 27, 2011
One of my closest and best friends growing up. More like a brother than a friend. Taught me so much and even as a kid was a great leader. One of the best souls I've ever known. A genuine person, brother, son and friend. Your presence is truly missed but your spirit and memory shall live on forever in the peoples lives you've impacted. Love you and may you forever dwell with the spirit of God.
December 23, 2011
Loss is never easy, I know this personally. I have also heard that for a parent to lose a child is beyond description.
I never had the chance to know Jason, but from the photos and this guestbook I can see he touched the lives of many and he was well loved.
My story is strange: I was laying in bed and the words "Nathan Gate" came to my mind very strong and clear. I knew it wasn't a persons name but an actual gate. It seemed the Lord wouldn't let me sleep until I looked it up on the internet. Then I came across Jason's story. I discovered that a gate had been named after him. I was shocked that the Lord had shown me so clearly.
So I would just like to say to Jason's family and friends that, I pray that the Father will continue to heal the emptiness you feel. I also pray that you will feel the presence of the Lord closer to you especially at this time of year.

from Canada
December 17, 2011
God bless Jason and his family
December 12, 2011
Happy Birthday my angel ! How I wish I could hear your laugh just one more time, or hear you make fun of my nose. All those silly things I wish them back. I don't know how I've made it this far with out you, I know you have to be with me in spirit. You don't know how many times I make a mental note to call you about something. It's like my heart has still not accepted that your gone... I love you always J-Boo
December 12, 2011
December 12th, 27yrs ago God blessed your dad and me with a baby boy. He did'nt tell us that you would always be here with us, and on June 23, 2007, he wanted you back home with him. Jason,I know you are Happy and Resting, and as much as we miss you, you would'nt come back. I have never asked for you to return here on this world. God, Blessed me, for giving me 22yrs, 6mos, 23days and I truly Thank him. You were a Blessing then and You will Always, Always will. Missing you, more, some say as time passes it will get easier, I would like to say thats's not True! I understand God's Will and That's what I say to them. Our Hero's Are Finally coming home from Iraq and I can say to you all "We Done" and "Thank You For Your Service" God, Bless Them All! I Will Never Forget Our Heroes. Yes,I get Emotional (Happy-Sad) when I hear or see others come back safe. But I would'nt want another Parent,Wife,Sibling,Families,or Friend to ever go through this pain. I am Human,so some days I turn the channel when I hear the news,others have went on with their lives,marriage, children, promotion and I wonder how,what about you. Then God,speaks to me and through all Earthly Things, None Could Even Come Close to Comparsion To You! You Are With God, We All Here Are Praying One Day.... I'm So Proud to Be Your Mother and Son, I'm So Proud Of You!!!! I Love You, I Love You More Than Ever!!! You Are My Hero!!!
Love, Mom
December 06, 2011
Jason, I share the story of your friendship, loyalty, & determination with my kids on Veteran's Day and throughout the year. Their Uncle Tony was your bunkmate & forever friend. Now your mother and my mother are BFF's and my extended family.We would like to announce the birth of Anthony David Closson on December 5, to proud parents SSGT Anthony Closson and April Farley* U.R.with us Always*
December 06, 2011
Jason I miss the great conversations that we used to have. It was a blessing just to know you. I love you brother and RIP.

December 05, 2011
Good morning my angel that watches over us all. The holidays are approaching and I know you will be there to walk and talk with us all as we remince about the good times that where shared with you on this joyous holiday . Christmas Jesus is the reason for the season let us be kind and love one another because that's what you would want from us. L-O - V - E that's what you stood for I love you and miss u nephew your auntie Alisa Cali Love keep smiling
December 05, 2011
October 13, 2011
Jason, I'm in washington now and back where we all started our training. I've been to our "beautiful" barracks and just sat there and reflected on our short time together. How we teased you about your "mag pouch" and how everynight without fail you'd read your bible while rubbing your head. I miss you.

October 05, 2011
Nate, I still think about you and your service and sacrifice are part of what make me who I am. You inspire so many and we all owe you a debt of gratitude and many thanks for watching over us and giving your all. Thank you, we all miss you and there are not enough words to express our collective thoughts and feelings. Suffice it to say....God bless you and the wonderful family and friends you left behind.

Chief McLaughlin
October 02, 2011
It's been a while since I've read any comments or even wrote any here on but I just wanted to send Love & Blessings out to My Good Friend Phyllis. God Bless You and God Bless Jason Dorian Nathan A.K.A "Nate"...Rest In Paradise Jason, you are truely missed!
October 01, 2011
I came across your memorial on the military memorial site and wanted to thank you for your service to our country, you will not be forgotten. I'm a wife of a former 23 year vet of the USAF Security Force Squadron, his home is GA and we were once stationed at Robins you can say it sort of hits home. Now our son protects our country from the decks of the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier...carrying on the mission you were a part of...the military branches are all ONE big family and we thank you and pray you find rest with our great Father above. RIP
September 12, 2011
To the Nathan family,
I'm just a plain ol'Oregonian with no worries about war coming to me and mine any day soon because of the sacrifice made by your relative. My prayers are with you and yours.
September 10, 2011
As we approach the 10th anniversary of 9/11/01, my thoughts turn to a hot day in June where we were gathered to honor SRA Jason Nathan who paid the ultimate sacrifice for my freedom. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
August 30, 2011
Nate, you continue to inspire me to be a better Airman, NCO and person every day of my life. I do a little more each day than I think I can possibly do in order to remember you and honor your family. Never Forget ~JM
August 29, 2011
A true meaning of best friend! A special son of God who got to go home early..... job well done brother. Much, much love always!!! hope to see you soon!!!
July 29, 2011
i am so sorry for you lost......sincerely mrs. hester in sedlia missouri
July 22, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 21, 2011
Sometimes I look at my son and think of the day we were at Tito's house celebrating his marriage, and how you held him giving that big smile you always had. You said "Arrieta, he looks just like you, check out his ears" Still brings a smile to my face. He is four now, and when he is old enough to understand, I will tell him the story of you and how he is blessed to have been defended by an American such as yourself.
July 20, 2011
I worked in mortuary at Balad AB in Iraq and A1C Nathan was the first person I encountered. I will never forget that night. I watched you receive your purple heart. You are a Hero. RIP.
July 16, 2011
hey j, we all still missing you, love you always

uncle. rep. and family
July 04, 2011
Jason, I ran a half marathon in Seattle a few days ago and along the way several people were holding flags and there were pictures of local fallen heroes. It really took me back. I'm inspired by your bravery and will remember you always.
June 28, 2011
June 24, 2011
I think of u everyday Jason, this is your grandma Lorna, I miss you and luv you, I hope this message will reach your guest book,
June 24, 2011
Nate, still thinking of you and telling your story to the new Airmen everyday. You will never be forgotten.
June 23, 2011
Nate, you and your family are always in my heart and prayers. Always remembered and never forgotten.
June 23, 2011
I think about you everyday. I can hear your words, "I got it, Sir." when I asked you about covering down on Truck 4. I was so proud of your bravery and willingness to do whatever it takes to protect your brother and sister Defenders. Thank you for continuing to protect the Outlaws.
June 23, 2011
To the family and friends of 1st Class Jason D. Nathan:
Please accept my remembrance of Jason on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
June 23, 2011
Always in my thoughts Nate and you're family is always in my prayers.
June 23, 2011
Mag Pouch. Man I miss you. I'll never forget the 23rd of June. As I look back to that time, The Outlaws were doing some amazing things. We were and still are a family. I know all of your team is thinking about you today. Keep an eye on me buddy. Remember, "we can do all things through him" I miss you Jason.
June 23, 2011
Jason, I can't believe its been 4 years! We will never forget what an awesome troop you were and the sacrifice you made. My American Hero! OUTLAWS!
June 23, 2011
You are missed....
June 23, 2011
Jason, you are a true American hero. You are always in my prayers and there is not a day that doesn't go by that you are not thought of. RIP Nate.
June 23, 2011
It's been four years. I can't believe that much time has gone by. Not a day without considering your very presence a blessing. You will always be missed. Until we meet again, my friend. Rest in peace, Jason.
June 22, 2011
Nathan, tomorrow is the day. The day that no one from Outlaw 1 or 2 could forget. I always have you in my thoughts and keep your family in my prayers. Thank you for serving this great country. Keep looking over us and making sure we are ok. RIP Nathan
June 21, 2011
Jason Nathan real cool cat, focused, quiet but when he did speak he knew what he was talking about. I still say my muscles bigger lol. Robert(Kuntry)
May 30, 2011
Thinking of this great American hero.RIP Jason
May 30, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 02, 2011
Rip Jason
May 02, 2011
Today is a small victory for the sacrifice you embraced. I think about that day all the time, you are truly missed. Thank you my brother, I will continue your fight.
May 01, 2011
They got him tonight! I thought of you almost right away. I know it makes me feel better about all of my friends who were taken, or injured in this fight.

You are missed bro!
May 01, 2011
When times get tough, I remember your sacrifice. It gives me the strength to press on. Thanks for all you gave Jason. You'll live in our hearts and memories always.

Chief Tim McLaughlin
April 30, 2011
Time goes by but it still hasnt gotten any easier. Thinking about you and your warm spirit and wise soul gets me through some of the toughest days. I miss you soo much words will never explain and anyone that knew what kind of friend and overall person you were can only begin to understand. You are the best friend I ever had and no one will ever compare. I love you and miss you. Your smile is the sunshine we see everyday.Rest in peace my friend
April 24, 2011
Happy Easter Brother! You are an inspiration to so many. I often find myself talking to you when things are tough. I will never forget you. Your name and actions will LIVE FOREVER!

Dorm Chief
April 23, 2011
Hey buddy,
I stopped by to say I miss you alot. Im in ALS right now and and Arionna is 4 and o so grown. Shes just like me haha a handful. I wish you could have seen her in person. I love you
April 23, 2011
I still haven't accepted that you're gone man. Here's one from our first time in London.
April 23, 2011
I only wish I could have had time to get to know you even more. Such a great man and you made me feel welcome at Lakenheath from the moment I got there. I miss you Nate!
April 19, 2011
Missing You More! I love You, Jason!
April 15, 2011
Thank you, Jason for your sacrifice. I am humbled.
March 04, 2011
I know you are looking over all of us and keeping us safe. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you.
March 04, 2011
Nate, Lakenheath has suffered again a tragic loss. Another has fallen. I know that you and God were there to welcome him....I think of you everyday and miss our time together. You're my hero and I will never forget you.
February 18, 2011
Hey Nate,

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you... just passing by to say hello and to pay you my respect.

Forever in my heart and thoughts :)
December 12, 2010
Our moms hung out this weekend down in Ga. They are good for each other. We are working on something nice for your family. You have delivered so much strength and motivation to all of us. Thanks bro!
December 11, 2010
Today, in ceremonies across Georgia our Fallen Heros received Christmas wreaths placed on their headstones. Reminding us that the true gift of the season,is the gift of life. These soldiers known and unknown have given us the unending gift of Life,Liberty,and Freedom. Thank You!
Ps. *Phyllis*,riding with the Harley Patriots to the Cool!Jason would be so proud of his "motorcylce momma"
November 26, 2010
Thank you Nathan for all you have are truely a great SF brother, RIP as a hero should...we will take it from here.
November 25, 2010
Thanks Jason for your service and deication. You are a true SF hero. We (Det 6) are all thankful for your loyalty, dedication, service and sacrifice. Bless your family and friends.
November 24, 2010
Dear Jason Nathan's family,
I had the honor of spending a month in Denmark with Jason back in late 2006 on a Temporary Duty assignment. He was a great Airman and a great person and I thank God for the time I got to spend with Jason and meet him. You are all in my prayers.
November 11, 2010
with hope and love for all who remember your life
October 29, 2010
I love you!! These past months have really taking a toll on me. Somedays I feel so lost without you here with us. I know you're always here in Our Heart and I feel your presents. But sometime that ol flesh takes over,I ask God to Hold me (us)close and Please don't give up on me. Not to many knows my Heart, I keep it covered. I know God is here with me always. They said (Doctors) I may need surgery on my back, its been giving me a time, but I just keep Praying. I have never claimed or accepted their finding. Jason,on my mail RT I apologized to a customer who greets me daily. He has prayed for Our Family several times. (most days at 11:00am I'm on my last half) it was after 2:00pm. I explained to him how I was feeling, he asked me if it was ok to Pray with me. Of course I accepted, Mr. Louis Gureian, prayed for healing and thanked God for what I was going through because someone else was a bit worse that I. Jason that was Oct 15, Baby I HAVE NOT being in ANY PAIN since then. The reason why I'm telling you is Oct 28 I had a Appt with a Nero Surgeon to set up the next step which is surgery. The doctor had a look like it was time. But I serve God and whatever he had for me I was going to accept. Dr. Smission, said "Ms. Nathan, your MRI camed back NEG, You don't need any surgery. God Is So Good To Me. He keep on Blessing Me. So I know, I know there is a God. He heal Me,He has made Me so strong. I Thank God for you, Jason. I love you, son. I know you will always be here for me. I love you more now cause you have giving yourself for me!!!
October 10, 2010

I think of you and your family often and I tell every Security Forces member of the incredible Airman and citizen you were. I know you are in Heaven watching over all of us. I hope your family always remembers how many lives you touched with your honor and integrity. Know that we all miss you and think of you often. God bless you and your family as you continue to watch over us.
October 07, 2010

I still can't beleive that you are's been over three years but it seems like yesterday when we were back in tech school joking around. Things were so simple then. It was go to class and do the work then go home...Now I'm about to be a SSgt and going through ALS. I've decided that you will be my topic for my legacy will never be forgotten!!!
October 06, 2010
Hope you enjoyed your day, for when you were born there were many angels with you holding candles representing joy, strength, charity, hope, and love. You were given these gifts from God to Good, and LOVE it's for Always:)

Mother You filled my days with rainbow lights,fairy tales and sweet dream nights,A kiss to wipe away my tears,
Gingerbread to ease my fears.
You gave the gift of life to me,
And then in love, you set me free.
I thank you for your tender care,
for deep warm hugs and being there.
I hope that when you think of me,
A part of you, you'll always see.

~Author Unknown~
I'm always with you...loving you
October 06, 2010
Hope you enjoyed your day, for when you were born there were many angels with you holding candles representing joy, strength, charity, hope,and love. You were given these gifts from God to help you on your journey, till your here in heaven with our Lord and me and... LOVE it's for Always:)

Mother You filled my days with rainbow lights,fairy tales and sweet dream nights,A kiss to wipe away my tears,
Gingerbread to ease my fears.
You gave the gift of life to me,
And then in love, you set me free.
I thank you for your tender care,
for deep warm hugs and being there.
I hope that when you think of me,
A part of you, you'll always see.

~Author Unknown~
I'm always with you...loving you:)
July 27, 2010
I know you wanted me to be there FSU with Nigel. Meg and I were all for the trip to Washington,2010 Remembrance of A Hero. Yes,Mom drove 3hrs,and I did'nt get lost,(lol). Nigel was so excited,to be going to FSU (Jimbo Fisher Camp).The first day he was so pumped,I know you and Joe were there with him. As you know, he got a bit overheated and cramped up. I got that called that put me over the edge,but after calming down I headed back to FL. Seeing him lying in the bed did'nt ease my mind but when he said "Mom I'm ok, stop Worring" Just as you told me on that last letter to me. That comment took me back to you. As Mom you know I'm going to have some, right?? But he's good, just sore, but through it all he still said "Mom, I learned alot of drills,plays and the greatest lesson : ALWAYS keep yourself filled with fluid no matter what when your body tells you to stop, listen. He could'nt wait to get back home, to tell his buddies and team. Jason, I know you would be so proud of your baby brother (15yrs old- 6'1-230lbs)and he's a Honor Student. Baby, just do Mama one thing ok, I know you do it already, keep a hand on him ok, There's people who don't want my baby to suceed, but I know God is his protector, He will be fine. I love you Jason and I miss you so much, as we all do. Thank you,God for 22yrs with Jason and forever with me!!!

July 26, 2010
As I get ready to leave RAF Lakenheath, your memory will travel with me. I am going to Lackland to be a military training instructor. I will make sure that every trainee that graduates lackland from my fights knows your name and what you did for this nation and your brothers in Iraq. I think of you often. I was just remembering when I came down to golf two on a post check one night and you were in the shack reading your bible and thinking to myself, I wish my dedication to God was as much as his. I will always remember every day of walking into the guardmount hut on a daily basis and seeing a smile on your face at 0430 in the morning. I don't know how you did it. I miss working with you. I will never forget you. I look forward to seeing you again one day. RIP Defender
July 25, 2010
We just reached our latest base here in Turkey. As Scott gears up to take CC of the MSG here, I wander around the base looking at the faces of the young airmen and thinking about Jason Nathan. There is always talk of inspections and exercises, but all I can think about is doing our best to take care of the airmen however we can. Jason, I hope that you and your family know how often we feel your loss and send love and prayers to those who miss you the most. You and our son Stewart share a birthday and we celebrate your birth every year.

Shannon Enold
July 19, 2010
Nate, another deployment down. It's been a while and the funny thing is I returned home 23 June. The day was bittersweet as you could imagine. I was happy to have brought everyone home this time, while knowing that the time before, you were not there. I tell your story to all I can. How a great young man protected his team and paid the ultimate price. You've made all of us better people. I miss you and I know you're in a better place. Thank you for keeping watch over us.
June 24, 2010
Jason, yesterday was three years ago since you left us. You paid the ultimate sacrifice and because of you the rest of DET. 6 is alive. There is not one day that goes by that I do not think of that day and the events that took place. You are a HERO, but most of all, you are my HERO. I tell your story to many and how a brave young airman did his job without complaining. Jason you are in better hands now and I feel as if you watch over me all the time. Once again Nate we think of you all the time and appreciate everything you did for us. God Bless you and your family.
June 23, 2010
Jason, thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice. You gave so that others may survive. You are a hero and you are God's gunner now and forever more.
June 23, 2010
To the family and friends of 1st Class Jason D. Nathan:
Remembering Jason on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
June 23, 2010
Its hard to believe its been three years..not a day goes by that i don't think about you..R.I.P. buddy...
June 23, 2010
I can't believe it's been 3 years since that day I watched you slip through mine and Roberts hands. We always hold you close to our hearts

Phil Eastburn
June 23, 2010
Three years have passed since the day that the world grew a little darker because you left, you are in my thoughts and prayers constantly, and as Capt. B said i tell your story whenever i get the chance, The Outlaws will always be there close to our hearts, I will never forget you Nate...
June 23, 2010
Nate, I think about you and your wonderful family everday. Your bravery in the face of danger and the events of that day three years ago shape everything I do. I tell your story to everyone I can.

- Capt B
June 23, 2010

You will never be forgotten. The men and women who served with you know what a true hero you are. You and your family are in our thoughts every day. God Bless You!!!

Clarence Barry
June 23, 2010
Nathan three yrs today and still feels like yesterday! Nate this day will never be forgotten. My heart is with you and your family. R.I.P
June 21, 2010
Jason I miss you so much. I cant belive its almost been 3 years and it still hurts the same. When I see you in my dreams your always smiling and that brings me so much comfort. Its so hard being with out you but at the same time I know your in a much better place. I just wish that I could see you in my dreams more often, or even smell you.Being with out you is so hard and I know im just one of many who are still hurting from you being gone. I know your with me Jason and I thank you for keeping your promise to me BFFL. I Love You Always
June 19, 2010
The days are passing fast. It has been almost three years. You and your family are will never leave my heart or prayers. My Mom is going to spend the day with your Mom to celebrate your life. It seems like basic was yesterday. It seems like it was yesterday hearing TSgt McCowen chew our butts off in order to make us men. He was the person that binded us all together through a time that seemed to be endless. However, I look at those times and smile thinking about all our boys and how we all made it. We had a flight that the 326 is still proud of. TSgt McCowen says they still talk about FLIGHT 587. Well, I miss ya brother and know that I will always honor your sacrifice. God Bless!!!
Dorm Chief
June 01, 2010
Remembering this great American..RIP
May 31, 2010
My Hero, I miss you so much,miss you so much it hurts. Love you, Forever!!!
May 31, 2010
Jason, it's Memorial Day and I thought it appropriate to write something. It's the end of my deployment and not a day goes bye with a thought of you. Your sacrifice was not in vain. We, the Outlaws miss you and will hold you close to our hearts forever. Bless you and your wonderful family.
April 28, 2010
Jason, I just read the most amazing story that one of your friends Esteban wrote to your mom, how you changed the life of so many.
May God always be with not only your mom but those who knew and loved you.

In memory of my son
SPC Harry (Buck) Winkler III
KIA 11/12/2006
Samarra, Iraq
April 22, 2010
I don’t know why it has taken me almost three years to put into words the way I have felt every day since your passing. Now that I am out of the military I feel it is my duty to tell your story so that your sacrifice will never go in vain. When I explain to those whom will never have the honor or opportunity to be around you, the description that comes to mind is perfection. I have yet to and surely doubt I will meet anyone with such a humble and warm heart. You never had anything negative to say about anyone or anything and that my friend is character. Just know that I find strength in you in my moments of weakness and pray for your family everyday and thank the Lord Almighty for giving me the time to have you in my life.
April 17, 2010

I just wanted to let you know that you are never forgotten by your fellow brothers, friends, and SF troops. I think of you often when the Air force brings me challenges, and you made me realize that it wasn't all about me. I often tell your story to newer Airmen, and I see their mind completely realize what we could all face one day. Thank you for your inspiration, and thank you to Jason's family for their great sacrifice.

- SrA Joshua Ryan
April 03, 2010
Jason, not a day goes by that you haven't been in my thoughts or your family in my prayers. As of late, you have really been on my mind.I guess the burdon I carry will never leave, but I know that you are watching over me as I finish up another trip to Iraq. I miss you Nate. You will never be forgotten and will always be a part of my family.
March 31, 2010
You still live on,you are with me Jason. I love you, miss you so much. My faith in God....
March 28, 2010
I tell your story to so many people now. I served with Jason at Lakenheath. He sat through some of my boring power point presentations when he arrived there! I am a Military Training Instructor at basic training now, and when I speak of Jason’s legacy, it hits the core of what true patriotism means. These new Airmen didn’t even know SrA Nathan, but to them his is a true hero; as he is to me. So many people miss you! God bless!!
March 12, 2010

I was stationed with you at RAF Lakenheath. We were both on Delta flight together. At first you were so quiet with only a few remarks. You made being a flight trainer easy because everything seemed to come to you naturally.

I remember where I was standing and being called to the guardmount hut on June 23, 2007 to hear the news. It was probably the saddest day of my life. I had just gotten back from a deployment along with some of your other flight personnel. Lt. Col Scott Enold tried to keep his composure when giving us the news, but nobody could hold back. You were so loved as a person. You were a gift to many and to all who knew you. God bless you, Jason. You are a true hero.

You will always be remembered and missed everyday...

SrA Joshua T. Voight, (2004-2008)
48 SFS/S30D
RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom
February 03, 2010
just remenincing about you jay forever in my prayers and always in my heart nephew.LOVE YOU AND WILL SEE YOU AGAIN IN PARADISE.......IN YASHAU'S NAME AMEN...UNCLE M.HOLT
February 01, 2010
Ready to start the day brother! Thanks for the motivation! You are the driving spirit of so many.

Miss Ya Bro.

Dorm Chief
January 31, 2010
you have been on my mind ALOT lately! I miss you sooooo much and love you tons!!
January 15, 2010

Nephew I miss you and love you! I still can see your smile and have nothing but good memories of you. I was happy to see you when you came to California with your dad and siblings to the Nathan family reunion. I had just had the twins and you helped me the whole time you were here. You were really good with the babies not a day goes by that your family is not missing you and thinking of you. You are with God now baby boy your the angel up there that you were here on earth!

Love you,
Aunt Robin
December 29, 2009
You are Amazing,I miss you son. I received a Special Birthday Cake Flower on your day from Vanessa (BFF). I allowed GrandMa Flo to showcase it at her home, smile. Jason, you have the Greatest Gift,that anyone here could want. Celebrating with Jesus Christ. We all miss you, not a day goes by without the mention of you. Nigel,is 15yrs old finally, smile. I know you did. Thank You,Father for allowing Jason to watch over us. Please God Protect Our Men and Women,at War. Keep them Safe,. Richard I love you, always in my prayers,My Hero!!! What a honor for Jason. Remember God Keep On Blessing Us!!!
December 20, 2009
Hi Jason!
It's me Donna, a good friend of your Mother. For some reason thoughts of you came across my mind today so I got online to see if there were any new entries on your guest book, and there were.(smile)
Tears came to my eyes when I read the entry from one of your fellow soldiers. He wrote how he had gotton a tattoo of an Angel, with a dog tag around his neck and the name that they called you "Nate" on it. What a true friend you must have been to him and many many many more I'm sure.
Your Mother sent me a photo of you, I guess you must have been over there in Iraq. It is a really beautiful picture of you and I look at it everyday because it's on a stand where I have pictures of my Mother and Brother who has passed on.
Well as you know Jason, this time of the year will be especially hard for your Family and Friends, but for those of us who have Faith and Trust in GOD, it will all seem a little less painful. We love you Jason and there are no words to describe how much you are deeply missed.

Thinking of you Laine and wishing you nothing but the best this Holiday Season.
Your Friend Always, Donna
December 20, 2009

I am just closing things up here in DC. I am heading back to GA for X-Mas. I have something special planned for your family. You have been a great inspiration to all of us and I thank God all the time for making our paths cross. Merry X-Mas bro!

Dorm Chief
December 19, 2009
Nate, I go this tattoo of an angel with his head bowed and on a knee and his wings folded down in front. He has 1 dogtag around his neck and all it says is Nate. I hope you like it. Well, here Iam again in Iraq but this time I'n stuck behind the desk. The job is sending guys out like we did. It makes me so nervous for those men and women who are leaving the safety of the base to help defend it. You picture is in a few places over here and I have strong memories of you and the team doing the job. I miss you Nate. Your family is always in my heart and prayers. Phyllis, pray for our boys and girls over here again. We are going to need it. Ihope all is well and remember you are always welcome...I look forward to coming to see you one day this coming summer.
December 01, 2009
I love you and miss so much.

November 06, 2009
Jason, it's real quiet now, i am listening with a loving heart and your loud and clear, God willing i'll be in Macon, w/your mom on veterans day this year ...i'm sorry that i haven't written or gotten it together to visit w/your loved ones sooner, however as you know Anthony and I have not been idol. The creed not forgotten, you and yours are w/us for always in our hearts and prayers.
Jason, thank you, please be our pilot when you are able or send a helping hand, we often struggle along our faith journey, yet united we shall stand:) xo I am smiling back at you. Attn: Jason's mom please contact me so i can spend time w/you on Veterans Day...xxxooo
October 25, 2009
Jason, its been a while. But I can still close my eyes and remember exact conversations we had. We were suppose to get drinks in miami after Iraq. It felt lonely without you there. You will never be forgotten.
October 21, 2009
God keep on Blessing Me!! He said ,"He would not Forsake me". Just let him be in Control, he justs want Mama to Give All to him, Honor/Praise/ Give Him the Glory. I can do all thing through Christ Jesus. Mama, miss you so much, but I know God needed you more. You know I would fight anyone else(smile) but he is Mightly,and he's in Control. He knows All,and I love him & thank him for just allowing you to be in my life for 22yrs here on earth, and forever in my heart and soul. I love you, Jason.
"He Keep On Blessing Me"
October 21, 2009
Jason, I don't know if you knew it but I know you know it are loved so very much by so many people and that's an honored blessing. You have so many friends and of course your family we all miss you and love you dearly. R.I.P. Jason and GOD bless you.
Much Love,
A true friend of your Mother
October 19, 2009
Hey Nate, and Mrs.Phyllis

Bro i miss you. Its wierd, i dont know but i've been seein you alot in my dreams. Its the same thing every night, were at Fort Lewis and were in the bunks and you look at me and ask me "Are you doin OK?" its wierd because after i say yes or no (depending) you just say "It'll be alright, Keep praying, I'll see you tommorow." it scared me at first, but im just glad your still here with me.

Mam, I just want you to know that we all love your boy. I talk about him to anyone and everyone i can. Im doing a speech on him on wednsday in honor of my ALS Air Force Heritage. You keep your head up you hear, yall southern women are so strong. Your boy always lemme know that. Love yall
October 01, 2009
WEll man i just found out of your death.
I was talking about old times with a friend and we wre talking about the heath and he told me about what happen and man i still cant believe it was you i remeber when you would come and help me arm the flights up in the armory.
thank you for the memories and you are truly a great person and i want to thank god for letting me serve with you.
Sgt Mark Gonzalez
September 15, 2009
I love you,miss you so much.

September 14, 2009

It is hard for me to write this, i really do not know what to say. It has been 2 years since i met your friend KEG, and almost a year since we got married. You mean so much to us. You are missed. I told my ALS class about you today. Not a dry eye after i was done, my teacher told me that he did not even want to even grade my speech. Some said that it was a hard act to follow. But i just think that was you! I know that you are up taking care of us all. You are deeply missed.

Romans 8:28
September 11, 2009

It has been over two years and I think about you often. You are an inspiration for generations to come and your memory will live on in the minds of many of us. I use the memories of your dedication and sacrifice as a source of inspiration and motivation for me and many others. I am headed to Afghanistan and will think of you every day. I rest easy knowing you are God's gunner and in the best place possible.

God bless you and your family,

CMSgt Tim McLaughlin
September 07, 2009
Dear Phyllis, Nathan family and fellow Det 6 "Outlaws",
The Security Forces training center has placed F-16's on the mock flightline to train future Defenders. The Cadre has christened the planes with the names of our fallen Security Forces Heroes. Jason's plane is tail #78-069. When I get the actual photo, I will post it as well.
Nate, you are forever in my heart and mind.
September 05, 2009
Dear Phyllis,

The day my son, Rich Blackstone called me from Iraq sobbing is a day we will never forget. It was the day they lost Jason.. his death impacted so many people not only because he shielded his friends and sacrificed himself but because of the quality of the man that he was. Our family here has followed Jason and his legacy since he passed away. You have every reason to be proud of your young man because of the quality of his character and his noble service to his country.
September 05, 2009
Nate, It's been a while or just seems like it. Just wanted to let you know that I've been thinking about you. You and your family are always in my prayers. As I get ready to head back over to Iraq I know that you and all the angels in heaven will be watching over me. I miss you and your chuckle and it made me remember the time we laughed so hard at Keg when he got locked in the HMMWV. Rest in peace my friend. "Greater love has no one than this, the he lays down his life for his friends." John 15:13
August 24, 2009


I hate what happen to you but I know you are our hero because you have fought for our country. We really miss you dearly and we also love you. I miss talking to you about your friends and tripping on you and Nigel. Hey I have also made your favorite dessert "banana pudding". You are always in our heart and there will never be a day that you are not being thought about. I know you are in Heaven looking down on us smiling. Jason you are forever in our heart and we truly do LOVE YOU!

DeShawna, Alexiah, and Family.
August 19, 2009
I miss you so much it hurts. I know you are with God. There's no other place in this world a Mom could want their child. God, I will never stop Thanking You for allowing Jason to be in Our Lives for 22yrs. Not one second,not one Jason goes by that I not think of you. I Love You, Jason. Forever in my Heart Son. Love You So Much Jason.

August 13, 2009

There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. When I'm at home so many thoughts of you go through my mind. I constantly talk to others about you. Not only were you a wonderful being, but a "Superhero"!Your memories live on. The battles you fought to save us, the American People, we can never say Thank You enough!!! One day we will all meet again and rejoice in a more beautiful place. Rest in Peace Jason.

Your Auntie,
July 31, 2009
Just been thinking about you lately man... Youll never be forgotten
July 04, 2009
we will always love you nephew,forever in our prayers.Maurice,Vivian,Jarisa,Amari
June 23, 2009
It's been two years since the day you died, I'll never forget the day you died, and the deeply saddened feelings the entire team felt in the tent that day... We all miss you and have less light in our lives without you... Brotherhood of the badge forever

SSgt Coltey
Det. 6 Outlaw 1B
Tinker AFB
June 23, 2009
Jason, I know you're following all these entries and the phone calls and visitors your family is receiving in your behalf. You truly have not and will not be forgotten. Your loving spirit and the sincere friendly way you treated everyone, young and old, has an everlasting impact on all who knew you.

Jason, to you and the other heroes like you who have laid their all on the line for us, I SALUTE you. Your sacrifice was not in vain. Thanks for keeping your faithful watch over us. We'll meet you on the other side.

Don Turnbow, MSgt, USAF, Ret
June 23, 2009
To the family of 1st Class Jason D. Nathan:
Jason 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"
June 23, 2009

Two years have passed and you are still in the minds and hearts of everyone who you have known. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

June 23, 2009

It has been two yrs today since you past to a better world. I think of you everyday and I would like to thank you for keeping us safe. You will always be in my heart and will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Nate.
June 23, 2009
Thinking and praying for you on the 2nd anniversary of your passing into eternal glory. May God hold you in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends", John 15:13.
June 23, 2009
Its been 2 years today and I think of you every single day. You are a Hero. I know you are keeping an eye out for all your fellow "Outlaws" and especially for your family. I can't express how much you have touched my life.
June 23, 2009
Hey Jason
Its Fuentes, I just want to let you know that you are still in my memories. Jason, you watched over us while we were doing our mission, and you still watch over us now. I am an instructor now helping out those that go overseas and I want to thank you for that. Jason, I want to say that I miss you, I always hear that funny laughter that you have in my head, and I remember when you tried to play soccer that one day with us and you sprained your ankle and you said how could you guys play this, its so here I go, on a spiel. Anyways Jason, you touched my life in a way that you will never be forgotten and trust me your story is told to all my students that go through here. Jason, once again thank you for watching over us.
June 23, 2009
Jason, it's two years since God brought you home. So much sadness and pain. I miss you Nate and I know your family does too. I know your mom and sister, brother and even Granpa still remember the good you brought to this world. You kept your friends safe. For that, we all thank you. Keg and I will get together for a Goose and Juice for you and I know that around the world your fellow Outlaws will take just a moment and reflect on the sacrifice you made. I miss you Nate.

Rich Blackstone
June 23, 2009
Dear Elaine (Phyllis)
I know this time of the year is really hard for you and I can't quite imagine how you are feeling. I'm sending you and your family my condolences & my love. I want you know that you are ALWAYS in my prayers and Jason as well. As you already know, HE is indeed in a much better place. I know you would rather have him there with you and his brothers and sister but GOD knows best. Now he is in HEAVEN, an ANGEL in HEAVEN.
Jason was loved by many people and that, YOU should be proud of. With GOD in your life you can make it through this. It's hard I know, but I also believe that you are a strong WOMAN and YOU WILL make it through these ruff times. GOD BLESS YOU & KEEP YOU!

Love You Girlfriend!
June 17, 2009
in a few days,it will be 2 years since God called you home. Not one Janelle
day do I not think of you. Lately I can't get that call from Janelle imforming me that some men was at the door about you. I know God rode with me home from that mail route, because I didnt stop for no one. Jason days like this I ask God to give me strength. I know God was so ready for you, and I ask him why nn me. He showsand tells me that I need t be christ-like,and it will. He only callls us home to him when we have served his purpose not all will but those who do will see Him and you. I want to see you Jason. Mama is so tired but I know I have to be ly and strong wait on the Lord. He will not forsake me. I miss you so much. We all are at one another. I pray are family gets closer to him. Joe, he has 4 kids now. Kelis is you all the way, she knows you"That's my Uncle Jason, he's is heaven with God, you know she only 3yrs. Nigel, you see how he's grown.Janelle, she' still searching for peace. We all miss you,Jason.You are Our HERO,we love you,son. Jason, I love you, thank you God for sending Jason to us 22yrs here on earth, but forever in our HEARTS.
June 15, 2009
Nate, there has not been one day that goes by that you haven't been in my thoughts.I remember watching you sit on your bunk at Ft Lewis reading your bible. Fighting over who was invading who's space on the footlockers and laughing about it. I remember you teaching all of us the painful "squats" with cards and laughing when people grimaced out in pain. I remember telling you that I would keep you safe and make sure you got home. Instead, you kept our team safe evry day in Iraq. I will never forget the call that went out that day and seeing you coming off the helicopter. I miss you. You have touched so many peoples lives and I for one and my family will always hold a special place in our heart for you and your family. It has almost been two years and I am soon on my way back to Iraq. I will tell your story and know that you will be watching over me again, for that, I have no worries. One day we will meet again and I can finally give you the hug you so readily deserve. You were a blessing to us all.

Rich Blackstone
Outlaw 2b
"lets go to work"
June 11, 2009
Hey Nate,
I just wanted to let you know I am giving a speech about you in my ALS class. I figured it was the least I could do.
June 10, 2009
In December 2007, I received your KIA memorial bracelet. I have worn it everyday since then. It was with me on my tour in Iraq. Although I never had the privalege of knowing you, I feel we are brothers. On February 18, 2009, I was given the opportunity to fly the Stars and Stripes above Saddam's 'Victory Over America' palace on Camp Slayer just outside of Baghdad. When asked whose name I would like on the certificate, I could only think of one name: Jason D. Nathan.

I would like very much to bring this flag home to your family one day.

Winter in Baghdad was mild, and the city has changed so much. Families go out to the parks. People clean the streets. Policemen play with the kids. The only complaints are of traffic and the ugliness of the concrete barriers. For the first time, Iraq is seeing the light. I know you are looking down and see the difference you have made!

Thank You and God Bless
June 06, 2009
I miss you,so much.

Love, Mom
May 26, 2009
hey Nate wow i see i am not the only that comes here and talks to you. I miss you so much. i still look at the grass like if Nate were here he would not be walking in it. I know that you are in heaven watching down on us, and i thank you. you were a great man, and a great friend. if you were here what would you say to me. Would you be pround of me for leaving my bad situation or looking down on me and shaking your head asking how i stayed in something so bad? so you didn't like my okra huh? lol. it is all good, i tould you i had never made it before. It is coming up on 2 years since God called you home. Alot has changed in the time. i know that i said i would have gotten down there by now, but you know my situation. I will come down and visit, and even bring my son too. Nate thanks for everything. you will never be forgotten.
May 25, 2009
Nate thank you, you continue to touch my life....Never forgotten!
May 25, 2009
I thank God everyday for allowing our paths to cross in this world. You are symbol of courage and American Pride. You are our motivation, You are our Hero!

Miss Ya Bro!
Dorm Chief
May 25, 2009
SrA Nathan, I will always remember the sacrifice you made serving our country. You are a hero to us all.
May 24, 2009
Your never far from my thoughts Nate.
May 22, 2009
Jason and family. Sorry I haven't written sooner. I have just found this site. Jason is in my thoughts and prayers everyday. He will never be forgotten. He was truly a heroes hero. Always the one who put a smile on a face. He was a go getter. He was a blessing to everyone who served with him. God Bless you. You will never be forgotten.
May 14, 2009
Dear Nathan Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your son was a great young man who I had the honor of meeting. He's a guardian angel watching and guiding our every step.

My Greatest Sympathy
May 14, 2009
Dear Nathan,

I would like to apologize for not knowing about this page sooner. There isn't a day that passes that I don't think of you. I look at the pictures of my promotion party in Cob Speicher and I see your smiling face. Nathan even if we only shared a few conversations you will always be my Brother in Combat.You will always be remembered and never forgotten. Miss you and thanks for keeping us safe from the heavens above.
May 08, 2009
Every success in life is punctuated by love
Love of country,love of family, and love of life....Nathan your mother is inspiration Thank You for sharing her....with Mother's day so close i feel that I need to say "Phyllis we love you and your family,Happy Mother's Day!!"
I have known many joys and many sorrows, but being a Mother brings the children hope for all of our tomorrows ........
Tamara Closson Cox(Anthony's big sis)
April 23, 2009
You are always in my thoughts and prayers Nate. I hope I can do right by you and your family for the rest of my life, in your honor. My first ALS class is honoring fallen AF heros, how fitting that you are on the list. I know you might not see it that way, but you are a hero to all of us that are left behind. You will never be forgotten. With hope and love forever, Jessica (Sgt Mohney)
April 19, 2009
Grandma Flo still love and misses you very much. Thank You for going to Iraq with Lil Joe (your Older Brother)and watching over him and bringing him home to Macon. Love you J, Old' Boy (LOL) I mean MAN!!! I'm leaving all our Blessing for God and You!!!
Love Grandma Flo (HotMama-Old Lady FLO)
miss you Jason!
April 19, 2009
I Love You!!!!!

April 11, 2009
Nathan, we miss you and although "Delta Flight" at RAF Lakenheath is gone, you remain in the heart of the Airman that served with you. For those Airman that didn't they will repeat the story that we shall pass-on.
April 09, 2009
My heart is with you. What a wonderful man.
April 07, 2009
Jason is a true hero and his memory will live on forever. Be greatful for everything you get in this life & strive for the best...for the unimaginable. I never had the opportunity to actually meet Jason. However, he has had a direct impact on my life. He has helped inspire me to be the best that I can be.
April 07, 2009
Dearest Phyllis and family,
Thank you for your son Jason, he is a insperation for all of us...Jason stays in our house next to Anthony's photo's and medals.Meg often talks with Jason,she sort of special with that gift to get insperation from those who have gone to a better place..We hope to see you soon. When Meg gets back in town..Easter is around the corner, we shall know that Jesus indeed has risen so that we all may live in enternity.
God Bless you..Darrell and Meg
April 07, 2009
As I teach my children about respect and love for their country, there are 2 names that always bring the point home....Jason Nathan and Uncle Tony(SSgt Anthony Closson). These two men have personally brought pride and perseverance to my family in so many ways. Meeting Phyllis and her young son filled me with so much joy, but as we all know with joy comes pain. As I stood in the company of greatness(people who love Jason&ourcountry) watchingclips of the soldier's experiences I felt great pain for everyone that has had a loss, but that pain was eased when I looked around and saw the unity of friends,family,and strangers finding comfort in the love of our Country and the strength of your Mother(Phyllis). THANK YOU JASON...for sharing your mother with us!!
Tamara Cox(Anthony's Big Sister)
April 06, 2009
Your Spirit is the Fuel for Thousands! Thanks for being You!

SSgt Anthony Closson
Love You Mamma Phyllis
April 05, 2009
Jason you are Loved & Missed!
March 02, 2009
To. Phyllis Elaine Nathan my long time friend.Iam so so sorry to hear about your son Jason.I know its hard not having him by your side, just know that he is in a safe place HEAVEN! Be strong Elaine things will get better. I know i lost my grandmother, mother and brother just recently.My sincere condolence to you and family.
February 26, 2009
Jason, I love you.

January 24, 2009
You need not ask me to remember that which I will never forget.
January 23, 2009
To Phyllis Nathan ( My friend laine) OH how proud you must be of your son. I don't know if you realize it but we have been knowing each other over 30 years and although I only met Jason once (when I came down to visit you all in Macon) I knew then he was a very sweet young man. My heart goes out to you and the rest of the familly. I say a prayer for you and yours on a regular basis. Just know that Jason is in a place where he will always be safe and never have to worry about anything. HEAVEN was missing an ANGEL. I Love You My Friend... Take Care. R.I.P. Jason D. Nathan
January 12, 2009
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December 13, 2008
Happy B-Day Brother!! I was telling someone about you the other day! Your name and your actions will live forever!
Happy B-Day American Hero!
December 13, 2008
Happy Birthday Jason!!! You live on in me forever!!! Miss you man!
December 13, 2008
Happy Birthday J-boo(lol)
I know Im late, but you know I will never forget.I miss you so much.I wish I could talk to you, I really miss hearing your voice.I thought about you all day yesterday, so many good memmories.If only we could relive them again. Life was so much simpler back then.But all things happen for a reason, and God chose you. I know your celebrating and you know there is so many of us thinking about you still and we will never stop. A couple of nights ago, joey was saying "bye, bye" to some one in the middle of the night, and I just felt like it was you, so I want to thank you for that. Please continue to watch over me, I feel like your my angel.In your physical form, you were always there for me, and now that your in your spiritual form I pray that you will continue to be with me. Thank you for keeping your promise to me and remaining my friend forever. I love you so much.Happy 24! BFFL.Oh yeah, you still owe me a German chocolate cake, did you think I'd forget?lol
December 13, 2008
Happy Birthday Jason
Thank you for blessing my life, although I got to hug you just for a brief second, the arms of an Angel are a treasure more precious than any earthly thing. Your heavenly home w/Jesus is a kingdom we hope to enter one day. Please help lead and guide us to live as brothers and sisters that with God's blessings will find our way to heaven, to all those that have gone before us yes Jason to have a great big hug from you.
December 12, 2008
You have the Greatest Gift,Celebrating your 24th Birthday with Jesus. This is your 2nd Birthday in Heaven. I ( WE) miss you,and love you so much. I'm so Thankful and Bless for God to allow you to be here on earth with us for 22 years and in Our Heart and Memories forever. Until I see you again, Jason I'll carry you always. Mama loves you, so proud of you,son. You laid down your life for Our Country. Its ok for you to Rest. Only Trusting and Honoring God, can help me ok. Knowing He don't make NO mistake, it's His will. Loss and Death are part of life,but believers can face them, knowing that Christians never say goodbye for the last time. We can comfort one another with the hope of the Resurrection and a Future reunion. The Lord has promised to prepare -A place in heaven above- A home where we will always be- With Him and those we love. HAPPY 24TH BIRTHDAY JASON DORIAN NATHAN.
December 03, 2008
God bless Jason and his family.
November 29, 2008
Hey Jason, it's been a while since you stepped over. Everything's going well here. You and the other heroes have done a great job taking care to make sure America remains great. We're starting to transition out of Iraq now and although the country is going through a crisis now, I see where your sacrifice has not been in vain - better days are on the horizon. As you took care of our country I see you doing the same for you mom. When I speak with her she tells me she can see you, feel you touch you and that your spirit guides her path each day.

From an old retired Airman, Thank you Jason for a job well done. To Phyllis, Joe and family keep pressing on he's in good hands - In Christ.
November 28, 2008
Hello Hero's
This is Mom (Phyllis) I just wanted to tell you all "Thank You", I often read your notes to Jason. It means so much to know you all continue to carry on Jason's Memories. I miss him so much, and times likes (Thankgiving, Jason's Birthday, and Christmas) are so difficult for me. Jason I know he is at peace, and his duty was done here. My son touch so many, through his faith in God. I (we) always knew Jason was a gift from God, but just knowing he was able to share his faith with others eases his mom heart. To all who leave a message "THANK YOU". Those words means so much, Please continue to pray for our family,ok. I love you my Security Forces Family. Jason is smiling on all us. SrA Jason Dorian Nathan's Mom Phyllis
Please Don't Forget Our American (Air Force,Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard) Hero's. To all who have served or laid down their lives for our FREEDOM!!!
November 27, 2008
Happy Thanksgiviving brother... we miss you and are thinkinking about you every day
November 12, 2008
I know you are watching this website as much as I am. I think of you everyday. I was at my Son's school to honor our veterans yesterday and now a whole new group of 5th graders know the Hero, SrA Jason D. Nathan, and will remember him EVERY Veteran's Day to come. Hope you are getting all the Strawberry Fanta you can stand my brother!!
November 11, 2008
Happy Veterans Day Brother!!
My Mom stayed up late last night and made you and your family a reef for Veterans Day. Motivated by your spirit she drove it down to Macon this mourning at 3am to deliver the reef personally. You inspire her, as you do me, and thousands of others who swore to defend our country from all enemies. I promise that we will never forget you and your family.
Miss ya Bro!
September 14, 2008
Take care brother, we'll all miss you! You have paid the ultimate sacrifice, and you will always be remembered as a true friend.
September 10, 2008
Hey Mamma Nathan,

I can not believe it has been almost three years since I met your son at Lackland Air Force base. Our journey began on September 11 2005 when were processed and shipped out to lackland Air Force Base Texas. My first memory of Jason is when we had to go to the Dr. and get those ridiculous BCG glasses. We both looked goofy, but those glasses could not shake the motivation of Jason. I remember watching him knock out 25 pull ups like it was nothing. He was quiet, but I could always count on him to have his area of inspection fire hot for our TI to inspect. Being the Dorm Chief I would always be the last one up and the first to wake so I could have my fellow trainees ready to take on the obstacles of the day. There were nights and mornings that Jason would cough for hours, but when it was time to wake up he would fight through his personal pain for the benefit of his brothers. Jason had that type of heart, which is why God chose him to be with him. I was so glad that I had the opportunity to give you a hug and I can not wait to give you another. Your son continues to motivate young men and women all over the world and his name will be spoken in many languages all over the world for eternity. One word will always be associated with your son's name héroe,?????, or how we say it in the U.S HERO!

(S)Sgt Closson
AKA Your Anthony
September 03, 2008
I go to sleep every night thinking of you and missing you. I wish that time would do something for my broken heart, but it seems as if the more time that passes the more it hurts. I know you’re in a better place, but is it wrong to be selfish and wish you were still here, If only to have one more conversation with you, or hear you laugh or see you smile one last time? I know I will never find a friend like you, not in this life time. And I treasure the time that I did have with you. I don’t think you had any idea how much you meant to me, but then again, maybe you did. You were some one very special, and not just to me because it’s obvious how many people’s lives you touched. Thank you for ALWAYS being there for me. You will be in my thoughts and prayers tell I see you again. I love you. BFFL
August 29, 2008
I didn’t know you Jason while I was stationed in the UK but I was moved by reading about you the past few months. My sincere condolences to your family and friends. MSgt James Bryant
July 18, 2008
I have chosen to run for Amn Nathan and the legacy he has established as a warrior airman in the Run for the Fallen across America. On 24 August, a 50 person strong group of Air Force Military Training Instructors will run 5 miles in honor of someone they have chosen that paid the ultimate sacrifice. I have chosen Jason for his selfless actions during his time here in BMT and in Iraq. Each runner will have the name of the person on their shirt and I will be proud and honored to wear his name that day. Should anyone be interested in what this program is all about here is the website: God bless men and women who serve so proudly as Jason did. I will do my best to represent his legacy in the most professional way I can. I miss you brother.
July 04, 2008
Today is July 4th. Americans are celebrating with their families. Many of us are remembering our heroes today...I just want to say Thank You, Jason. I still remember.
July 01, 2008
I miss ya brother! I am so happy to have met your mom and brother. Your name will be remembered for as long as the sun rises and falls. Our families have become close and I will always honor them by speaking your name to everyone who wants to hear about a true American Hero. MISS YA BRO
June 30, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Airman 1st Class Nathan!
June 23, 2008
Nate..I can't believe its been a year today and I must admit..its been a rough one...we miss you everyday boy...your crazy laugh and unforgetable smile. I know your looking down at us with that same smile keeping us all safe. Love and miss you Nate Dawg
June 23, 2008
We all miss you, we had a BBQ at my house today and reminissed about the deployment, I reflect on this day and what it meant to have known you. I'm sorry you didn't get to become the man that you most certainly could have become. If there was ever a man I wish I hope my children grow up to be, it's you. It's hard to think that it's a year since sitting in the chair of the cash and hearing the words that were said. Thank you for shining down on us and keeping us all safe, I know you will stand guard over us and try to help us along our lives. We will never forget you nate... Never.
June 23, 2008
We remember. In my house, SRA Jason Nathan will always be remembered as a true Hero. I want to thank the Nathan family for allowing us to be with you again today. I am so proud of the man Jason had become...I can only begin to imagine how (justifiably) proud each of you are. I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Jason Dorian Nathan in this life, here on this earth...but one day soon, I will. And on that day, I can thank him in person for everything he did here.
June 23, 2008
Nate, it is so hard to believe that you have been gone for a whole year. Brother you will always be with me. Thank you so much for laying down your life for my family. Also, do not worry about you mom, she is being strong. She has your whole SF family praying for her. I miss you brother.
June 23, 2008
Nate, Its been a difficult year, although your no longer with us, I still carry you with me evryday in my thoughs and prayers. It was a privaligae to serve, laugh, and fight with you. I know your looking down on us, at his side, with a smile on your face. I miss you.
June 23, 2008
Nate, it's been a tough year. I know you have been gone physically but you are ALWAYS with me. I miss you soo much. Your smile, deep chuckle and theway you read your bible every mrning and night by your bunk. A few of the guys will be getting together tonight to reflect and talk about the great guy we knew. "Goose and pineapple juice" for you brother. I miss you.
Outlaw 2
June 23, 2008
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.

The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….

“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”

I did not know Jason, but I am remembering
his service. He 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
(Used with permission)

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

The Other Side –


Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom SSGT Vince - Lackland AFB
Proud Air Force MIL - SrA Dana - Randolph AFB

Remembering The Fallen – Blog

Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
June 23, 2008
Thinking and praying for you on the 1st anniversary of your passing into eternal glory. May God hold you in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends", John 15:13.
June 23, 2008
To the family and friends of SrA Nathan, please know that we have not forgotten.

You are in our thoughts and prayers, especially this week.

"If God is for us, who can be against us? Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 8:31,35,37-39
May 08, 2008
I was stationed with Jason Nathan at RAF Lakenheath United Kingdom. His death has touched me dramatically. Everyone loved Nate. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about Nate.
April 09, 2008
To the family of A1C Jason Nathan, please contact me for information regarding a National Police Week Candle Light Vigil in Warner Robins, GA that will honor Jason on Friday May 16th, 2008.
March 27, 2008
I am writing to the parents of Jason Natan. My name is Jan Lile and I want to tell you about a very special person who was at Jason's side when he passed away. He is my brother-in-law Maj Dean Losee. He was assigned to the ER where Jason came in. Dean has not spoken much of the incident but I have been privileged to speak to him about when Jason came under his care. Dean is a Registered Nurse anesthetist in the Army Res and also in civilian life. He is a very compassionate person and I know Dean did every thing humanly possible to save your son's life. Jason's passing has greatly affected Dean. Your son was honored yesterday 3-26-08 thru Dean receiving an award from the American Red Cross "Great American Hero" thru his performance in Iraq and also with Jason. Jason's story has been told on our local tv station here in Southwest Missouri and has touched the hearts of many. There was a standing ovation and taps by a bugle player yesterday in his honor. You may access the story on the web @ under everyday heros. Click on Dean Losee and you can view the story. I pray that you feel we have honored your son by tell this story to many. My brother-in-law is a very private person and not boastful at what he does. I felt this was a way of honoring my brother-in-law and Jason. I have read that Jason was a Christian and that makes me more at ease. God worked through Dean to comfort your son...I know that. May God Bless you and your family. Sincerely,Jan Lile Ret USAF
March 15, 2008
Me and Nate were friends in tech school, he was an amazing guy and a good friend, I learned a lot just from being around him
March 15, 2008
I went to tech school with Nate,,I didn't really get to know him but from what I do remember he was an amazing guy. From all the posts I can see that he touched a lot of people's lives. My heart goes out to his family and friends of Nate. He will be missed!!! RIP Jason!!
February 21, 2008
My wife and i had the pleasure of meeting Jason while standing in line at the PX where he was waiting for his patches to be placed on his uniform. although our conversation was brief we remember how nice of a young man he was.. Our son Airman Anthony Closson was in the same flight while in basic training and was deeply sadden by your loss . When Anthony returns on march 1st we are hosting party in Atlanta .Anthony"s wishes that more importantly we honor your brave son JASON and his comitment to our armed forces.





Your son honored and commited his life to this AIRMANS CREED.

You must be proud of such a fine young and your family are in our prayers..and hopeing to meet you if possible at Anthony and Jason's party.
February 15, 2008
Dear Nathan Family,
I was Jason's Dorm Chief in the 326th TRS at Lackland AFB. I remember his smile ans those darn BCG glasses that the USAF made both of us wear. He was not of man of many words, but he was a man of action. He was an amazing athlete and one my best trainees in BMT. He is a true American HERO!
SrA Closson
February 10, 2008
Dear Nathan Family,
I was part of the unit Jason was deployed with. I will never forget him. He was the model ever Airman should be. I will never forget how much he LOVED strawberry Fanta, it was his favorite in Iraq! I think of Jason everyday, and how unfair it is to lose such a great kid!
Jason... I will NEVER forget you brother! You always had that smile on your face, no matter how crappy things got! Rest In Peace, you deserve it.
February 06, 2008
I wass the medic that tried so desperatly to save his life in COB Speicher. To the family and friends of A1C Jason Nathan he died with honor. He fought until the end. This is a true testament to his spiratual and mental strength. Rest in peace I will never forget you !
February 03, 2008
It stills seems unreal to me... I miss you more and more each day. Everyday things remind me of you. Fudge sunades with extra fudge, The Wire,"I know were Cool" It pains me to think of these things but I have to keep reminding myself that your in a better place. I know you were happy doing what you were doing and I know that was a hard decsion that you made to join the airforce, but In my heart I also knew that you were happy, and I guess thats all that counts.You were brave enough to fight for what you belive in,and I can't be selfish wanting you on this earth with me.I will never forget you buddy. I love you soooooooooooooooo much Jboo! bffl
January 29, 2008
In memory of A1C Nathan and other fallen SF comrades I created a "Wall of Honor" at Balad AB Iraq with a memoriam of A1C Nathan and two other SFS airman who made the ultimate sacrifice. And though I arrived the following rotation, I am amazed at he level of patriotism, leadership, maturity and his ability to keep those around him spiritually engaged. And as I watched A1C Nathan's video tribute and spoke to several of his colleagues A1C Nathan was a bright youngman who displayed a great deal of loyalty/passion to defend our flag, serve his country and most notably embrace his GOD.
Peace be with you A1C Jason Nathan

Very Respectfully
MSgt Ente
First Sergeant
732 ESFS
December 25, 2007
Well Phyllis I just really got the nerves to sign the guest book. You know how I feel about Jason, you and the family you all are apart of my family and you know that I will always be here for you whenever you need me if thats just to talk,laugh, or cry. My shoulder is always available even if I have to cry with you or later by myself. I know this is hard but together WE will get through this together. Just PRAY and GOD will help all of us to get through this. I can't say I feel the same pain but you know yourself we are hurting too. So if you ever need me you know all kinds of ways to reach me. Love you!!!
December 22, 2007
My prayers are with Jason's Family, I was with Jason when he came into the hospital, I am a Nurse Anethetist, I served with the 399th CSH, COB Speicher, Tikrit Iraq.
December 19, 2007
From another old Airman...though not quite retired thoughts are with your family this Christmas season, too. Though I never met Jason, I know him. He is my Brother. My heart hurts for the Nathan family, but rejoices for Jason, for he now knows what it is to celebrate the Savior's birth in His very presence. I will not forget this this exceptional young Warrior.
December 18, 2007
This will be the first Christmas without Jason. I can not begin to understand the pain his family will go through. As an old AF "cop" I am truely happy there are men and women of Jason's caliber who will continue to stand up and defend this nation. To his family I am so sorry.
Major Van Harl USAF Ret. (old AF cop)
Another Christmas with our Nation at war. Even in peace time there are always thousands of US military members who are not spending Christmas at home. Sailors and Marines serving on board ships at sea. All branches of the armed services have military bases outside the United States, that are manned even when there is no war. But there is a war this Christmas and Airmen, Marines, Sailors and Soldiers are again protecting this country by going in harms way. Please enjoy your Christmas holiday this year but never forget the men and women who are "out there" defending and protecting our way of life. Merry Christmas and may God bless our American fighting troops. We live very well in this wonderful country because of the men and women who volunteer to defend us.


Dad was in the Navy, during Christmas we were seldom back home.
We spent our holidays in different states, sometimes rather alone.
We spent Christmas over seas in a number of foreign lands.
Christmas was never conducted according to a civilian plan.

No going over to Grandma's house, to eat a Christmas meal.
In 20 years we got there twice, that was a major deal.
We would drive a thousand miles, to be there Christmas Eve.
Days later it was time to go, dad was out of military leave.

We would drive all night to get back, to the Naval base.
This ended yet another, cross-country Christmas race.
Finish our favorite holiday food, crackers with cheese dip,
Dad would drive out to the pier, to sign back-in to the ship.

We all loved going onboard ship for a holiday meal.
My sisters ate all the shrimp that they could peel.
I would talk to the mess-cooks standing in the chow line.
Dependent meals on shipboard were always a magical time.

During my Air Force career I got home for Christmas only a time or two,
But my Air Force spouse made a holiday of white, not of Elvis blue.
Christmas dinner was with our GI friends, who could not get "home,"
Sometimes over twenty, no one was left alone.

G.I. s and sailors are your family when stationed far from home.
In my day no e-mail and in most cases you couldn't even phone.
Christmas cards went early, because of the long homeward flight.
Anyone's holiday mail was a G.I. shared delight.

Cards, pictures and cookies enjoyed with a Marine cohort.
Moments later defending the line; Christmas can be rather short.
War doesn't stop for the troops because of a national holiday.
Even on the 25th someone is earning their combat pay.

I am an old retiree sitting back in my rocking chair.
But my wife is still active duty performing the mission out there.
We are always on the move, from air base to air base,
In my old age, this military stuff, keeps picking up the pace.

We're at a comfortable "state-side" base this winter holiday.
Somewhere a troop is earning, Christmas hazardous-duty pay.
Please take care of "your" sailor, marine or G.I. this holiday season.
To appreciate your troops never needs a reason.

We are at an Air Force base, out west this Christmas year.
No grandparents, no siblings, not even my in-laws are here.
It's another military holiday and we are far from "home."
But I have my wife, my daughter and the dogs--we are not alone.

We choose to be in a military, that on holidays takes us far and wide.
But we serve our nation, maybe even with a little selfish pride.
We are doing something right for this wonderful homeland.
She is a military woman and I am a military man.

Enjoy this holiday season, remember who keeps you safe at home.
Think of the Sailor, Marine or G.I. out there feeling quite alone.
They choose to be there, even on Christmas night.
Support your troops, what they do for this country, is indeed right.

Thanks to veterans who have done military Christmas in the past.
The new troops continue the tradition, to make our freedom last.
Sleep well this Christmas Eve, at home in your warm bed.
To our military, defending the nation, full speed ahead.

Major Van Harl USAF Ret.


December 12, 2007
happy birthday nate... were missing you everyday... you always had my back. No matter if we were in england, washington, or iraq. You were like my brother. To your parents im deeply sorry that they had to lose such a great son. I still remember all the things we said we were going to buy and the things we were going to do when we got out of iraq. Now it just aint the same without you. Till we meet again... everyday we think about u and miss you.
December 06, 2007
As one of the first members of the 732 ESFS/Det 6 Police Transition Team members out of COB Speicher, Tikrit (Iraq), it is with heart-felt sorrow something of this nature has happened to a fellow Airman who was so young. I pray for the safe return home of the rest of his Det 6 team, as well as all of our brothers and sisters around the military. May God continue to comfort his family, friends and loved ones.

Jamion D. Speed, SSgt, USAF
November 30, 2007
Man Jason I miss you more and more each day. I try to push the fact that your no longer here out of my mind but the truth is you are always on my mind, in my dreams and in my heart. You made me a promise of everlasting friendship so I will continue to hold you to that. I love you and I will see you again.
October 29, 2007
I was Nathans squad leader for his deployment. I have never met a young man quite like Nate. True to his faith and always there to help, never quit. I watched as he was carried off the helicopter that 23rd day of June, That was never supposed to happen to Nate. I always told him that I would be there for him and take care of him. We, his squad and the entire unit were there when the commander announced his passing. Such emotion, he truely affected the lives of so many. Nathan was and will always be our brother in arms. I will never forget you Nate and the man you have inspired me to be. I ask forgiveness from his family for not keeping my word and bringing Nate home. I miss you Nate!!!!! and will NEVER forget you.
September 21, 2007
My deepest sympathies go out to you. I have spent 20 years of my life as an Air Force Security Forces member. I hurt when we loose a fellow Airman and hurt more when we loose one of ours. I have recently retired now and long to be forward with our young men and women in uniform. To be along side of them as they go through the perils of this war. I do not know your suffering but can only imagine if it was my son or daughter. My God Bless you and your family as you are waged in your own inner war when dealing with this tragady.
September 20, 2007
Joe, Phyllis, Joe Jr. & Janelle- It has taken me some time to write. I know GOD makes no mistakes. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to watch Jason grow up into a fine young man. I always knew he was special. He was a very serious young man-mature beyond his years. I know you all are very proud of the life he led. What a great example for young men of all colors and creeds. May God Bless you and keep you strong as you continue to celebrate his life. Joe Sr. I am so proud of you, for the example you provided. May this scripture comfort you any time you need it..."Cast all your cares upon the Lord-he will sustain he will never let you fail". God Bless you Nathan family.
September 14, 2007
I work with Jason's aunt in Houston, Texas.

Being a USAF (10 1/2 years) and Gulf War veteran, I am always aware of the sacrifice our servicemen and women give each day.

Too often we come to work, go home, and go to sleep with little or no thought of what they are doing for us.

These folks are constantly in this veteran's thoughts and prayers. I have friends that are still in the service and that still make the occasion trek over to be in harm's way.

I know that you are all very proud of Jason's contributions (in and out of the service) and so happy to have him in your lives for 22 years. He and all the others that have given their all for us will never be forgotten. They are (no doubt) better than us.
September 12, 2007
This is my Brother even if we only met once he is still in my memory, and i will always LOVE him. Sleep in PEACE my BIG Brother.........
September 07, 2007
I just read an article about Jason's service and death. I want to say thanks so much for allowing Jason to serve his country. As a former Air Force Security Police I was truly struck by Jason's sacrifice. We will be praying for you and Jason's family.
August 30, 2007
August 23, 2007
rest in peace honey!!!!wonder why always the good ones gotta leave us!!!Much love!!!
August 18, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Airman 1st Class Nathan and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
July 30, 2007
An "Infant" he was born, A "Man" he became to be, On June 23, 2007 he ascended to "Heaven" to be with the "Most High" a place someday we all hope to be. Sister-in-law I cannot say I feel your pain but what I can say is that Jason was a son, brother, great nephew, and friend whose spirit and name will linger this earth until "The End". "A Precious Angel" that we all had the privilege of being close too. Jason was our love, and loved by many so greatly and true, a man of great character, with a smiled that we all adored. Life is a gift that we all should be grateful for, because "Jason" died protecting his country as "Jesus" did so we all could have life and that's more than any individual could ever give. As family, we will mourn through this together; in order to grow stronger.
July 24, 2007
May God bless your and yours. Sorry for your great loss. I wish to express my deepest sympathies to you and yours. Please know that there are people out here who do care and your HERO will never be forgotte. Hold tight to yur memories. I PRAY THAT PEACE WILL FIND YOU ALL SOMEDAY.
July 14, 2007
I am so sorry for the loss of your son. He was much too young to die; his life had just started.
July 13, 2007

July 11, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My husband was with you that day and shall never forget you.
July 11, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 10, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy to the Nathan family in the loss of Jason. I did not know Jason, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young person and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. My heart was touched by the many wonderful/beautiful things written about you. Jason you are my hero and you will NEVER be forgotten.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace

"To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
July 10, 2007
I had both the honor and privilege of bringing Jason into the Air Force as his Military Training Instructor in BMT. Reflecting back on him and his fellow flight members, it was truly the best flight I ever had the opportunity to mentor and work with. He was a constant provider to his fellow wingmen in the flight and never complained about the rigors of BMT. As my airmen depart Lackland for life in the Air Force, I shake all of their hands, and say "good luck brother or sister." I have lost not only an airman brother, but a fellow Security Forces brother as well. I will forever remember the legacy of Flight 587 and most importantly, Airman Jason Nathan. My condolences go out to his family and his fellow wingmen at RAF Lakenheath. I can only wish that I would have had the honor of serving alongside of him. God Bless our United States Air Force and warrior airmen like Jason. It only seems fitting to give him a final "HOOYA BULLDOGS!!" We will miss you.
July 10, 2007
Hey Nate just wanted you to know that you’ll never be forgotten. I would have never though my last time seeing you was doing what you do best helping out. Even though we only hung out a few times I still can’t grasp the fact that you are gone but I remember you’re in a better place where there are no worries. So then I’m at peace Nate you’ll truly be missed.
July 09, 2007
We never had the pleasure of meeting Nate, but felt we knew him through our nephew Thomas Gallegos, who served with Nate in the AF. No words can express the pain you are feeling. May you find comfort in your loving memories of your very special young man. Peace be with you.
July 08, 2007
Please accept our condolences for your loss, our prayers that you find peace and comfort in our Lord, and our thanks for the sacrifice that your Airman, Jason, made for our country. I hope that you find comfort in knowing that there are many military families keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
July 07, 2007
I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your son. Words can't stop the pain nor lessen the void that I can only imagine you will feel. But because I know that you know Jesus, he will bring you the comfort that you need. I pray he will be with your entire family as you go through each day. It will be a daily readjustment without Jason, but God will wipe away all tears and strengthen your heart. I know he will. I stand in the gap for you and your entire family to ask God to come in a hurry to lift you up.
July 06, 2007
As a fellow 2004 graduate of Central and member of the Armed Forces. I feel overwhelmed by this loss. My prayers go out to your family. Rest In Peace Nate.
July 06, 2007
Thank You 1st. Class Jason D. Nathan. You gave your all for my freedom. God Bless Your Family.
July 05, 2007
1st Class Jason D. Nathan
you are my hero
may god keep you in his arms forever.
July 05, 2007
My prayers and thoughts go out to the Nathan family. I did not personally know him but I received the phone call from the Casualty office concerning his death. I have heard wonderful things about him and that he was a truly a man of God. I know that God does not make mistakes and that SrA Nathan is in heaven continuing his work for God. He gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country and he will always be remembered. I attended his memorial service where his life was celebrated and remembered. I will never forget when his name was called as if guard mount was being conducted and when his name was called three times; "Taps" was played. May God bless and keep you.
July 04, 2007
To the Nathan Family...
I am so sorry for the loss of your son. From only reading about him it is apparent that he has touched so many lives and although I did not know him personally, his untimely passing has affected mine as well.

I attended his memorial service at RAF Lakenheath. Tears continuously fell as I listened to the words spoken of him. I still get teary-eyed when I drive past the flags on base.
I can only sympathize the loss you are going through in your time of grief. There is so much more I would like to say but at the same time I feel like I am at a loss for words.
The individual that he was makes me want to strive to be a better person.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of SrA Jason Nathan.
July 04, 2007
I never knew Jason but I am a prior SF member. He will be remembered with honor. He is my brother as all SF's are my brothers and sisters. Jason and his family will be in our prayers.
July 04, 2007
Another ANGEL has arrived in heaven....

God Bless the broken hearted left behind...

Sister of a Fallen Marine
July 04, 2007
To the Nathan family.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless and strengthen you in your time of sorrow.
July 04, 2007
To Nates Family

I just want you to know that your son was a blessing to the RAF Lakenheath Community and that he will be missed. I was one of his first supervisors and we spent a lot of his first few months at Lakenheath together training as said before he will be missed RIP We'll take it from here Thanks RIP
July 04, 2007
July 03, 2007
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2007

July 03, 2007
I have been in the military for a total of 36 years and had only hoped that I would never lose a member of my family. Nate was one of the sweetest, most considerate, and understand young men God had to offer. I was lucky enough to know him if only for a short time. He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. But I guess God felt it was time for Nate to come home, so he called for him. Please know how special your young man was to all of us.
God bless and Thank you
July 03, 2007
To the Family of Jason Nathan, I did not know your son, however, I work in the same building as his father. May the peace of GOD rest with you and the Comforter minister to you greatly in the days ahead. Know , in your heart, that God is faithful and cares for you.
July 03, 2007
To Joe and the entire Nathan family:
My heart goes out to you, I know how much you love your children and the loss you have suffered, but he will be taken care of as you always did, he is in good hands now. My love and sympathy to you Joe and family. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
July 03, 2007
I want to express the heartfelt since of loss the entire 48th Security Forces Squadron is feeling ove rthe loss of such a fine young man.

God Bless the Nathan Family during this difficult time. All of our thoughts and prayers are with you.
July 03, 2007
I didn't know Jason very well but working with him was a pleasure and an honor. I am very sorry for your loss, please know that Jason and his family are in my heart everyday.
July 02, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. You should remember Jason only with pride not sadness.
A fellow Airman
July 02, 2007
The angels have a new guardian amongst them. I did not know you, Jason, but I will pray for you and your family until you meet again. You truly exemplify the meaning of Defender of the Force...Thank you for your service.
July 02, 2007
To the Parents: Your son was a beautiful young man, a man of honor and integrity who served the cause of freedom. As a recipient of that freedom I wish to express my condolences to you. Your loss is tremendous. You are in my prayers.
July 02, 2007
Sending my love and prayers to the family.
July 02, 2007
Nate was one of my best friends. I went to tech school with him and was fortunate enough to get the same base with him in England, where we shared many great times. Being Nates friend was a blessing and I'm forever thankful for the moments I was able to spend with him. He will be truely missed and my deepest condolances go out to his family.
July 02, 2007
It seems so unreal to me that Nate could actually be gone. I had found a lifelong friend in Nate, and will always cherish the great times we had. I would like to praise Nate's parents for raising such a great son, Thank You. I had spent my entire time in the Airforce with Nate up until this deployment and I can't imagine having had it any other way. It is Nate that gives me hope that there are still people in this world worth fighting for. I will miss you buddy.
July 02, 2007
i am sad about your lost it is terrible when someone so young dies that is why the bible speaks of death as a enemy,but 1peter 5:7 says that he cares for all.he will give you comfort and peace.
July 02, 2007
To the Nathan Family and Friends,
My husband and I would like to express our deepest condolences for your loss. The Security Forces Family has lost a valued member.

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
July 02, 2007
It was good knowing you and serving with you. You will be GREATLY missed. GOD bless you.
July 02, 2007
To the Nathan family-
May Gods mercey and grace be with your family during this difficult time. Take comfort in knowing that Jason has gone home to be with our Lord, and no more harm can ever come to him.
And please know that your friends are here to help in anyway possible.
God bless you all
July 02, 2007
God Bless You and your Family.
July 02, 2007
Father we entrust our brother Jason to your mercy. You loved him greatly in this life: now that he is freed from all its cares, give him happiness and peace forever. Welcome him now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
May God hold Jason in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathy.
July 02, 2007
We can't imagine what you have been going through since being notified of the death of your young Warrior. The Military and families all over the USA and world are grieving with you and praying for you. What a very brave individual you have in your family that would give up a life for their homeland and its people so they can remain free. Your Freedom Fighter has served the Country above and beyond the call of duty, let no one ever tell you different. With the mission now completed your Warrior has been redeployed to Heaven to sit on the right hand of the Supreme Commander and Chief. The Father above has Jason in his arms and will give him peace as well as eventually easing your pain and suffering. God speed to you and 1st Class Jason D. Nathan, our HERO. We are so proud of them that are willing to sacrifice for this great Nation, THANK YOU.

Army Retired
July 02, 2007
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead. As a member of the armed forces, I feel as if I have lost a member of my own family. Your son has done what many have not the heart or strength to do. RIP Jason
July 01, 2007
July 01, 2007
July 01, 2007
God bless and keep you in your sorrow. Your son is surely in the mansions of the Lord experiencing the Divine embrace and eternal light of God's love and mercy. You will see him again.
July 01, 2007
It was an honor to pay tribute to your son yesterday. A good young man with values & principles. May your memories be strong and your pains eased. God's graces to you all.
July 01, 2007
To the Nathan Family, I am a member of the Patriot Guard Riders that stood for your son yesterday. There's no where else I would've been. Thank you for allowing us to pay our respects to a great hero....OUR HERO. God Bless you all....Godspeed A1C Nathan...Stand down...Your mission is complete...
July 01, 2007
My thoughts and prayers go out to you an your family in your time of need. May god bless you and be with you. With symphathy.
July 01, 2007
To the Nathan Family: You are in my prayers. May GOD sustain you in your dark hour.
With Deepest Sympathy,
July 01, 2007
July 01, 2007
July 01, 2007
We didn't know your son but when we heard of your loss, we as a family felt a part of you simply because we have a son and love ones who are serving in the military. Our hearts and deep felt symphathy goes out to the family. I know what it feels like to lose a love one but not a child. God holds all the answers and look to him for your strength for He is an amazing true provider.
July 01, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Jason is a hero who will always be remembered. God Bless him and your family.
July 01, 2007
Your family is in my prayers....It's difficult loosing a loved one and I pray that God will bless your family with peace, understanding and the comfort of the Holy Spirit.

Deepest sympathy,

M. Trenise Starks
July 01, 2007
July 01, 2007
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
July 01, 2007
To the family of Jason Nathan,
Mere words can't express how saddened I am that you have lost this wonderful young man. Although I did not know him, I'm sure that his death will not be in vain. He served our country proudly & has joined the many other men & women who have laid down their lives for us all. Being a Christian also, I know that God is holding him closely as He will hold each & every one of you in this time of sadness & grief.
My thoughts & prayers are with you.
Alice L. Babb
July 01, 2007
To the Nathan family,

I am so sorry for your loss of Jason. He was another American hero who sacrificed his life to protect my family and me. For his service and dedication I am truly grateful and he will never be forgotten. Thank you for raising such a fine young man who knew the true meaning of honor and loyalty.


Donna H. Glenn and family
July 01, 2007
Rest in peace.
July 01, 2007
To the Nathan Family:
I wish that I could express in words how very sorry I am for your loss; my self and the entire Lakenheath family. I attended the memoral service for your son, not because I personally knew him but because many of my friends did-and also because he was a brother in arms. I know there is nothing that can be said or an action done that will lessen your pain, but know that your pain and loss is shared. There was not a single dry eye the day RAF Lakenheath said good-bye. Know that the prayers of his family here are always with you.
June 30, 2007
To Jason's family,
I am so very sorry for your loss and the deep pain you are all suffering. Your family has paid a great price for our country and it will never be forgotten. Know that Jason's legacy will last for all time.
I say this because my uncle was killed in WWII in France. My father (a retired CMSgt) still cries when he thinks of him. He is treasured by our family members and even those who never knew him (like me) are helped to understand what an important sacrifice he made. Your Jason will have that kind of place in your family. Those who come generations from now will all know of him and how special he was.
We have a son who is a 1998 graduate of Central High. He has served one tour in Baghdad and expects to serve another before long. His permanent duty station has been Okinawa since 2004. Our son-in-law and nephew have also served tours there. Our daughter served in the Gulf War.
Our entire family (and extended family) is grateful to you for your sacrifice. If there is anything we can do please feel free to contact us. We will have you in our thoughts and prayers.

Phil & Kathy Lemon & family
Macon, GA
June 30, 2007
+We are so saddened to hear about "Nate". Our son A1C Thomas Gallegos was roomates with Nate in San Antonio during Tech school and also at Lakenheath.Please know that he is in the hearts of so many people and he touched so many lives. Thomas felt he had made a lifetime friend in Nate and we feel as though we knew him personally also. Cherish your memories of him and know that he is in a good place now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
June 30, 2007
my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of SRA. Nathan, although i didnt know him i had the honor of attending the funeral and from what i heard i feel like ive known him for a long time, he will be missed from all of us as security forces, he will be in our thoughts and our prayers.
June 30, 2007
To Jason's Family,
I want to say that I am sorry for your lose. I had the privaledge to work with Jason at Lakenheath. Myself and all his other friends have some good memories to take with us. He will be a part of us forever.
June 30, 2007
I had the honor of being his first Element Sergeant at RAF Lakenheath when he arrived last summer. I spent quite some time mentoring Nate and teaching him the job as an SF. Nate touched many of those around him on a continual basis from his perfect smile to the times he would be quiet only to come out with some joke or funny saying. He will definately be missed by his brothers and sisters in arms as well as by an entire AF community. My heart goes out to his family, and a silent prayer for the safe return back from OIF and OEF of everyone he has served with. RIP Nate, RIP
June 30, 2007
I've known Jason since elementary school, Rosa Taylor. I was sadden to hear of his call home. I pray the Comforter visit Jason's family and leave only when Peace fills their hearts.
Artie Ammons
June 30, 2007
I'm stationed with Nate in England, currently deployed. Words cannot properly express our feelings about losing him. Just be comforted in knowing he had family over here too.
June 30, 2007
I want to send my condolences to the Nathan family in this time of loss, I only met Jason once in my and the first impression is always a lasting one. I will never forget Jason because he was a strong christian man and nothing could ever shake his faith and I will always remember him for that, because of him I have become a better person. I thank God for Allowing me to meet such a beautiful person. R.I.P Jason You will never be forgotten
June 30, 2007
How truly sad we were to learn of Jason's death. We know he must have been a fine young man who left those who knew and loved him entirely too soon. We who appreciate freedom will always honor and cherish the memory of the sacrifice he made for his country.
"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you." 2 Thessalonians 3:16
June 30, 2007
To Jason's Family,
I can not express in words how truly sorry we are for your loss. Jason is a true hero and will always be our brother. We will never forget him. May God be with you and keep you.

MSgt Ottis Pack
48th SFS
SSgt Brittany Pack
48th LRS
June 30, 2007
To the family of Jason Nathan,
Your son fought for us, layed down his life for us, and did not even know us...He will always be a hero.
We know there are no words that can comfort you at this time. Ten years ago God called our daughter home at an early age. We thought God may have made a mistake and put more on us than we could withstand...but we know that He doesn't make mistakes, and we are still standing ten years later. We just want you to know that this pain,with time, will get better...we promise.
June 30, 2007
I didn't know Senior Airman Nathan personally but I did know his name, which happens very often with my job in the USAF. I verified the results of the promotion board that selected Jason for promotion the day prior to his untimely death. Because of this selection I cannot reiterate the type of exceptional member of the USAF he was. I want the family to know that his promotion was not due to his death but because of what he achieved while he was a living breathing member of the USAF. It was an honor and privilege to be the one to create the promotion orders that were read at his memorial service here at Lakenheath. I attended and words cannot express the sorrow and sadness felt through all that were present. There are no words to express the feeling you feel when you lose a member of your own. Knowing Jason was a man of God leaves me at peace knowing he's know watching over us from a much better place. GOD BLESS!!!!
June 30, 2007
I had the great honour and Privledge of serving with your son, A1C Jason D Nathan
for 2 years of my airforce career. A1C Jason and I both came into the USAF at the same
time. I served with A1C Nathan through the 343rd Security Forces Techschool (Oct 30 2005 - Feb 16th 2006).
We both were sent to RAF Lakenheath in England where again, we both served on Delta Flight.
Words can not describe how much A1C Jason D Nathan meant to me and the rest of the 48th SFS.
I have lost a colleague and a friend, but i have also lost a brother. He was and still is a shining asset and
credit to the United States Airforce and our great country. He was a great friend to myself and all the others who
had the pleasure of knowing him. he was a very strong character, physically anb in his Faith. For that i am very grateful.
Because I know Nathan is smiling down on all of us. A1c nathan Strived to be the greatest and he succeeded. A1C Nathan his a
shining example of what an Airman is supposed to be like. Nathan had a way of bringing up the spirit and attitude of everyone he came into contact with.
I would like to extend my gratitude and thanks for allowing me to finally embrace a Hero into my heart.
I counld't of asked for a better friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you always and forever.
Painfully missing you my brother.
June 30, 2007
I have known Nate for about a year and half now. We went through tech school together and then we got the honor of going to are first base together, RAF Lakenheath. Nate touched everyones heart that he came in contact with. Theres not one S.F. that he met, that could say other whys. Everyone has there own memories of Nate, just like i do. I will never forget him and he will always be in my heart. Rest in peace my brother.
June 29, 2007
i dont kno who jason is but my deepest prayers and thought go to his family. If i ever met Jason and could say anything i would simply say THANK YOU SO MUCH ...
June 29, 2007
May God be your strength in your time of need. SrA Nathan was truly an American soldier and hero. May God bless you and your family for raising such a remarkable Airman. A1C Howard
June 29, 2007
I do not personally know the family. But you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Please be proud of him you raised a great son who loved his country and fought for us all. May god bless you all.
June 29, 2007
I did not know Jason personally, but I currently serve with the 82nd Airborne in Iraq and we held a memorial service for him yesterday on our HQs front steps. I am always saddened to lose a fellow servicemember during this conflict and this one is a little more closer, being that I too am from Macon. Please accepted my deepest sympathy in your time of loss. It takes a certain kind of individual to volunteer to serve his or her country and your son gave his life in the service of his country and that is without a doubt, the ultimate sacrifice. May the Lord be with you, AIRBORNE, ALL THE WAY!
June 29, 2007
I would like to express my sincere condolences. I am a member of your family and a retired Air Force Member who has served in Iraq. Jason's Grand Mother is my first cousin; Florence Holt. My father was the Reverend William M. Lacey Sr. I truly believe that Jason is present with the Lord right now. Just as it says in the bible; "To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord". I send prayers from Jason's other cousins, Shara A. Long, Cynthia E. Long, and William M. Lacey Jr. all of Chattanooga, Tennessee. May God Bless and Keep You All.
June 29, 2007
I would like to express my sincere condolences. I am a member of your family and a retired AF Member who has served in Iraq. Jason's Grand Mother was my Aunt. I knew her as Aunt Marie. My father was the Reverend William M. Lacey Sr. I am truly sorry to hear of your loss; but I truly believe that Jason is present with the Lord right Now. Just as it say's in the bible; "To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord". I send prayers from Jason's other cousins. Shara A. Long, Cynthia E. Long, and William M. Lacey Jr. All of Chattanooga, Tennessee. May God Bless and Keep You All.
June 29, 2007
our sincerely thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of loss.god makes no mistakes and he is on the throne.take care and be blessed.
June 29, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
June 29, 2007
I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathy to Jason's family. Although I did not know him, I was on the plane that brought him home on June 28. As I saw you, his family, receive him home, I saw the undescribable pain of a mother and father who lost their baby. I had to tell you how sorry I am for your loss and how appreciative I am for your son's dedication to our freedom and our country. I shared your tears that afternoon, but know I can never imagine your sense of loss. As a new mom I can not imagine the loss of a child, ever. It is a pain that I am sure will never leave, only dim with time and Jason's memories will keep you strong. Please know that you and Jason are in my thoughts and prayers now and will live in my heart forever. May peace be with you.
June 29, 2007
"Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
and He shall sustain thee."
~ Psalm 55:22 ~

Friends in the Valley
June 29, 2007
I'm sorry for lose and pray and thoughts are their for as youre going through this tough time. I did not know him but he was one of replacements in Baghdad
June 29, 2007
To The Nathan Family,
Stay strong and keep your heads high,because Jason is now in a better place. Even though i really didnt know Jason, i know his sister Janelle because we graduated together. Janelle as i told you yesturday be strong and have faith.
June 29, 2007
To the Family and Friends of this Soldier:
I will stand in grief with this soldier's family to honor him. For every fallen HERO there is a bright star that shines in the evening sky to remind us of the cherished gift we were given – even if for too short a time.
My heart breaks again as I sign yet another guest book of another courageous young soldier who gave their life so selflessly. I wish I never found myself in a position to have to sign another guestbook for the rest of my life, but I promised Brent that neither he nor any like him would be forgotten and so I will continue until the day there is no longer the need.
We lost our son SFC Brent A. Adams on 12/1/05 and it seems like yesterday. I wish so badly there were things I could say to you right now to make the pain you are feeling go away, but I know first hand there simply are no words that will bring you the comfort and peace your heart aches for. Just know that you are not alone. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you all as you go through this tragedy moment by moment and as you mourn this loss.
We don't know each other, will probably never meet, but will forever be united in the loss of our Heroes. We have, unfortunately joined a group none of us wanted to join, an ever-growing group of families in this situation. May God grant you peace and strength to get through this and be able once again to smile at a memory rather than have only the tears that flow so easily now. To be so proud of your loved one and so saddened at the same time is a mix of emotions very difficult to deal with as our hearts both burst with pride and pain together.
I am sorry that I never knew your soldier personally. While they can never be replaced, neither will they ever be forgotten. You must trust that sometime, someday the loving memories you have will help to sustain you and help you go on. This courageous soldier will forever be your Angel watching over you all for the rest of your lives. It's what brings me some measure of peace and comfort and I hope it will you as well.
To his family and friends in pain, I offer this comfort: When you find yourself in that dark sorrowful place, think not only of how you will miss him, but instead recall the years, days, hours and minutes gifted to you by his presence. The one thing that cannot be taken from you is your wonderful memories that now will mean more than ever.
If you ever want to talk, I'm only an e:mail away and would love for you to tell me more about your Hero.
God Bless this soldier and family who gave all and God Bless for setting up this site where families can so quickly share their condolences and prayers with others like themselves.
Proud Parents of SFC Brent A. Adams, KIA, 12/1/05, Ramadi, Iraq
Pam and Bill Adams, Lancaster, PA
June 29, 2007
Ever since I could remember, Jason was always a kind soul. We've lost a Great one. But God has called Jason back into his mighty loving arms and we cannot disagree. Deep down in my heart, Rest In Peace. To your family, may God give them much strength, faith and love to cope with this unfortunate event and continue on. God Bless You.
June 29, 2007
May it help you to know that many people share your sorrow and stand with you during this difficult time of need. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

Warm regards,
June 29, 2007
I cannot imagine the pain you must be feeling at the loss of your son..Please accept my heartfelt sympathy and grateful appreciation for your son who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country.
June 29, 2007
To the Family and Friends of SrA Jason D. Nathan,
I'm so sorry for the loss of your Son, Friend, and my brother, I deployed with Airman Nathan and am a better man today because of him, a light from a never ending tunnel has gone out in our Detachment. he will never be forgotten... again, I'm sorry for your loss.
June 29, 2007
I was on the same plane yesterday that brought Jason home. The pilot had made the announcment just before landing and asked each of the passengers to remain in their seats so the Staff Sergeant could be there to receive him. Words can never express how sorry I am for your loss. I was so moved as I stood next to your family and watched from the airport window - an experience that will forever stay in my heart. Please know that each of you are in my thoughts and my prayers.
June 29, 2007
To The Nathan Family:
May God bless your family during this trying time.My prayers and sympathies are with you. Trust in the LORD and HE will bring you through this.
June 29, 2007
It is with heavy hearts that we extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of God's Most Precious Gifts.
June 29, 2007
Although I never met Jason, my husband was deployed with him in Iraq and I have heard nothing but wonderful things about him.I was at the Memorial today and the 48th Security Forces Squadron did him proud. My heart goes out to the Nathan family.
June 29, 2007
God Bless your family. My prayers are with you. I didn't know your son, but I appreciate what he did for our country, and I'mn sorry he lost his life doing it. God is with you.
June 29, 2007
This goes out to his family and friends in GA! Nate was a great guy! I knew him through my husband who went through basic, tech and was stationed out here with him! God bless you all, and he is now in a better place!

A1c Brandon Sawyer and Wife Amber Sawyer
Raf Lakenheath
June 29, 2007
May God give you the strength to face this difficulty as we lay one of the country's finest heroes to rest.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.
June 29, 2007
My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
June 29, 2007
I did not know your son but I praise God because I had lost my faith and after reading some of the entries left here, I was in tears. I can tell from what was said that he was one of the genuine Christians. His example of faith has inspired me! To be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord. God bless you in your time of loss.
June 29, 2007
To the family of Airman 1st Class Jason D. Nathan, I have just learned of your great loss and wish to express my deepest sympathies. Please know there are people who really do care and this Hero will never be forgotten. Many thanks to Jason for his courage, service, and sacrifice for our country. Hold tight to your treasured memories and may his beautiful smile continue to shine on. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love and Prayers,
Edith "Angel" Meyers
Official Volunteer Soldier's Angels
June 28, 2007

Your valor and honor is that of the strongest.

A path that I have been searching for, for the longest.

What you have done most will never understand.

How you gave your life on foreign lands.

Though you are gone some still keep your memory strong.

For this reason, even through death you still live on.

I am truly grateful all the way down to my hearts core.

Your honor is above all honors as our Fallen Heroes Of War.

God bless Jason and his family and friends. I have not had the honor of meeting him, but we both stood for the same cause. God bless all and pray for our troops!
June 28, 2007
God bless all of you. Savannah, GA
June 28, 2007
Chuck, Phyliss, and kids

My heart goes out to you all. My prayers are with you. My God grant you the peace and comfort that surpasses mans understanding. I Love you all and distance doesn't change that.
June 28, 2007
May the Lord bless the Nathan Family and keep them strong in this time of need. I pray that Jason is rejoicing in heaven with his lord and savior. He was a kind young man and even though he was really quiet, my first time being around him was a hilarious one. He will be truely missed by everyone at RAF Lakenheath.
June 28, 2007
Alisa and Family
My sincere condolences, may a star
shine bright always. You are in my prayers.
June 28, 2007
Be still, and know that I am God." God holds the answers to all the questions at hand. Know that "He is Alive", and He makes "No mistakes". To my family, I love you, no matter the distance. My prayers are with you
June 28, 2007
There is a huge void in the 48th Security Forces Squadron. I wanted to share my experience working A1C Jason Nathan. I had the awsome oportunity to serve with this outstanding Airman from August 06 until the time that he deployed. I had just gotten on flight and didn't know alot of the Airmen. I met him the first day I started my new job. I noticed he was quiet but once you got to know him, he opened up. He personified professionalism in the way conducted himself, his dress & appearance and the outsanding example he set for his peers. He constantly raised the bar. Every night I visited him on post and even after long and boring 13+ hr shifts he always had a smile on his face. He came to work ready and eager to perform his duties 100% of the time. There was never a time that where I caught him off guard or not performing above and beyond what was expected of him. His calm demeanor and outstanding attitude set him apart from everyone else. Nate, you would have had a bright future in the United States Air Force or in the civilian sector and made an excellent leader. I remember one day seeing him reading a bible and thinking "Wow, I only wish my faith matched up to this guy's" We don't know why God takes people so young. One of the only reasons I can think of is that his faith in God was so great that he was called home to be at his father's side. I only wished I had gotten to know him better. Nate, you will be missed. My heart and prayers go out to the Nathan Family.

SSgt Brian Ford
June 28, 2007
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me: thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Twenty-Third Psalms

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Fred Wright and Family
June 28, 2007
And Now We Say Goodbye

Great sadness fills our hearts today
As pipes and drums, in slow march play.
A comrade’s fallen by the way,
And now we say goodbye.

This hero to the very end
Was more than just a casual friend,
Who would a stranger’s life defend,
And now we say goodbye

But we shall cherish, all our days,
The character this life portrayed
With sacrifice so freely made,
And now we say goodbye.

The hand salute, o’er Stars and Stripes,
And distant skirl of highland pipes,
Bid last farewell with hero’s rights,
And now we say goodbye.

While here on Earth, you gave your best.
Now in the Master’s arms you rest.
For having known you, we are blessed.
And now we say goodbye.

Howard Garrison Yates
Master Police Officer, Ret.
Orlando Police Department
©August 15, 2000
June 28, 2007
God has called one of his most precious gifts home to be with him in heaven. May the comfort of knowing the Lord rest with you and your family in your greatest time of need. Know that your son will always be a member of the Air Force family and we regard him as a true American hero and warrior. Rest in peace Nathan.
June 28, 2007
You were one hell of a troop Nate. You will be missed and not forgotten brother.
June 28, 2007

I was proud to have you as a member of my flight. You were a troop that could be counted on to do the right thing. I know you did your job to the best of your ability, and gave your utmost effort all the time. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. May we all make the right decision to live up to your standards now. My heart goes out to your family. You will be missed.

Rick Burke, TSgt, USAF
Currently Deployed
June 27, 2007
Dearest Nathan family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences on your precious loss. My prayer,thoughts and heart are with you always.
May God comfort you always.

Dear Jason,
I did not have the pleasure of meeting you but I want to say that you are my hero. Thank you for protecting our country, our freedome and for keeping us safe.
You will always be remembered
Rest in peace sweet precious angel.
June 27, 2007
On behalf of the members of the Oklahoma Heartland Chapter of the Air Force Security Police Association (AFSPA), our condolences go out to Jason's family. Know that he is now standing guardmount with all the Sky Cops that have proceeded him into Heaven. Our prayers are with you during this very sad time.
June 27, 2007
Phyllis Elane & joe No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. may god comfort you with memories we can never be seperated from those we love...because god leaves us with memories to hold and love that doesn't pass away. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.

June 27, 2007
A1C Jason D. Nathan
23 June 2007
"an Air Force cop"


We buried an Air Force Cop today.
It wasn’t supposed to be that way.
They were supposed to defend, from behind the wire.
Not searching for remains, in a Humvee pyre.

Yes, they are base defenders trained to fight.
Lock and load the enemy is in our sight.
They have no artillery to call in for support.
An IED goes off, mission abort.

We were training in the 80s to go beyond the wire.
The Army cried foul, that mission expired.
We were in their rice bowl, taking their space.
By God their MPs, would guard our Air Base.

Now we are burying an Air Force Cop today.
He was riding in that suspect Humvee, leading the way.
Cops to the front, cops to the rear.
Cops stand to, the danger is near.

Air Force cops always rise to the call.
Intercept the enemy, stop them all.
But if they must take the fight to the enemy on land
Then by God, give them the tools to make the proper stand.

Don’t send them out in a vehicle never designed for a fight
We had a developing armored vehicle, once in our sight.
It was going to have a 30MM chain-gun on its back
But instead we use fiberglass for protection during attack.

Winston Churchill got it right back in WWII
Air grounds-men in combat have much more to do.
All airmen on base must be prepared to fight.
Praise the Lord, pass the ammo, the enemy comes tonight.

Every Airman must have an M16 by their side.
Every Airman, a rifleman, base defense they provide.
They stop turning a wrench or pumping jet fuel
A .50 cal or a 60 their defending tool.

And not just from a fighting position, shooting down range.
Death to the enemy, these air grounds-men arrange.
They have to be ready to defend their unit’s assets.
Air grounds-men, those combat skills, you must never forget.

Turn off your computer when the mortar rounds fall.
We need every Airman, to the perimeter wall.
The enemy is coming with nothing to lose.
Pick a target, squeeze your trigger, you or him, choose.

We buried an Air Force Cop today.
Get use to it, we will loose some, its normal they say.
I am sorry I don’t buy it, for these, air-infantry arriving on wings.
Better weapons, training, and support, our Air Staff must bring.

As the enemy attacks, every Airman a defensive stand
I want to see maintenance troops, with tool box and M-16 in hand.
I want to see the SOF, in the tower, with a rifle on her back.
The cooks, the medics and the engineers ready for the attack.

We don’t want to bury another Cop some day.
Stop the bad guys first, make the enemies pay.
Combat support for these air grounds-men.
When they go on patrol, provide them A-10s.

Sadly we bury this Air Force cop today.
For the family I am so sorry, God our friend is on the way
An air grounds-man who made his final stand
Lord we send him, into your loving hands.

We buried another veteran today.
It seems all my life it happens that way.
This one a young cop, in the prime of his life.
Rest well defender, you gave all, in your last fight.

We buried an Air Force cop today.

27 Jan 2005
Major Van Harl USAF Ret.
June 27, 2007
Jason we love you and are going to miss you.
June 27, 2007
Nate, as we who worked with him called him, was very quite when I first started working with him but after being posted together majority of the time, he finally opened up. I have wonderful and funny memories. He was extremely proud of his faith and always carried his Bible with him to work. He will be greatly missed! Thoughts and prayers go out to his family back in GA. His family here in England are praying for you.

To Nate:
Stand Down and Rest in peace, brother....We'll take it from here!
June 27, 2007
The first time I meant Jason was back in 99. We were both in 8th grade and went out briefly. I remember how much he hated Miami and couldn’t wait to go "home" we got so much slack from our parents for hanging out so much with each other but we were inseparable. When he went back to GA I was heart broken but we both eventually moved on, and remained the best of friends. I told Him EVERYTHING, and I know he did the same. He always showed interest in the air force, and I know it was a hard decision for him to make, being that he was already in school when he decided to make the change. But I know that he was real happy and had no regrets. He wanted his mom to be proud of him and he once said that the hardest thing for him was when he saw her cry right before he left to camp. He always believed in God, and left everything up to him, so I know he's in a better place. My prayers go out to his family especially his mom, your son has been an inspiration to many people, and may God bless you and yours. We all loved him, and our hearts go out to you.
June 27, 2007
May god hold a special place in his heart for the Nathan family, my prayers go out to you, I worked with nate at Raf Lakenheath for about a year, he was such a sweet person so full of happiness and always had something nice to say to me each time we worked together . You will always be a friend and fellow Security forces member!! YOU WILL BE MISSED SO MUCH!
A1C Jason D. Nathan, your mission is now complete, may you rest in eternal peace.
June 27, 2007
Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.Mt5:4
Your family is in my prayers
June 27, 2007
Though I did not know your son, my daugher is also with the 48th Security Forces Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, England. As a military parent you know the sacrifice that our children make and can only hope that the Lord watches over them. YOu have my deepest sympathy and will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
June 27, 2007
To the Families and Friends, I send you my heart felt sympathy during this time of your lost of Jason. Our prayers are with you and we pray that the Lord gives you the Comfort and the Peace that passes all understanding, when we loose a Love One.

May the Lord God continue to Bless you......
June 27, 2007
I remember Jason as a quiet respectful God fearing Child and can only imagine him as a man. In my heart he will always be a child and one of many of my heart that I love dearly. There is peace in knowing His love of Christ. To the Nathans, no one could imagine your struggle or pain but in God there is peace, hold one another tight and let God heal. Celebrate Jason's life, as I celebrate that I was Blessed to know this young man and his family.

I love you all, be Blessed,

Angel, Indigo Gray and Cecil May-Parker
June 27, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
June 27, 2007
No words can express the sorrow we feel for your family. It is such a loss for RAF Lakenheath, and my family sends its condolences. Though we did not know Jason Nathan he will be so missed. My husband will be attending the memorial on Friday and paying our respects to such a great American who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we could be free.
June 27, 2007
June 26, 2007
I can remember the first time I met Jason, Nate as we all called him at Lackland AFB. It was our first day of tech school. He fell right behind me in formation because of that whole alphabetical order thing...Nagle...Nathan. He was so quiet! That changed after getting to know him! We spent 4 months of training together at Lackland. There he was, each and every day, standing right behind me in formation. We were all there for the same thing. We were preparing to become some of the finest DEFENDERS this Air Force has ever known! That's exactly what Nate was! He was not only an amazing Security Forces member, but he was an amazing person and an amazing friend! So many memories were shared in such a short period of time. It's hard to believe that such a good person's life was taken so soon, at such a young age. It's almost as if it's not reality. I didn't find about about Nate's death until yesterday at guardmount. I didn't want to believe that someone who had just messaged me a few weeks ago telling ME to be careful on my upcoming deployment had passed away! When something as unfortunate as this loss occurs, it hits close to home and reality really kicks in! It's not all fun and games over there in the Middle East. Our troops, our fellow soldiers, our friends, and our family are losing their lives for our country! My heart goes out to anyone who has lost a loved one, a friend, or a fellow soldier in combat. Remember these people as our heros. To Nate's family and countless friends, my sincere condolences in our time of loss. He will be forgotten by few and remembered by many. Rest in peace Nate, my angel. The war is finally over. I'll see you again someday!
June 26, 2007
To the Nathan Family:

Although, I did not know your love one, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I truly hope that the fond memories you have of Jason will somehow ease your pain during this difficult time.

With deepest sympathy.
June 26, 2007
I just wanted to take this time to say that Jason will definitely be missed. His time on this Earth was time well spent because his lifestyle touched so many!!!! God does everything for a reason. Most of the time we don't have a clue of what it may be but know that He knows what He's doing. Lets just use Jason's life as an example of how we should be to each other on an everyday basis. God rest your soul, Jason. See you when the last trumpet sounds!!!!
June 26, 2007
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

June 26, 2007
To the family of Jason, my grief for the loss of you son is felt. I know what it's like to loose your child in war as my son was killed in action too. It feels that your heart has been ripped from you and you don't understand why this happened to your child. I've felt all you will feel in the coming days and weeks and though I’m not close in relation to area, but I am very close by email. I offer any support to you and your family that I can. It's with the Grace of God that I've gotten through each day and with His healing love and comfort that I've been able to once again sleep at night and not cry each day. Believe me I do know how hard it is. May God continue to heal you and your family and contact me when and if you are ever ready, even if it's to vent or cry. In memory of my son SPC Harry (Buck) Winkler III KIA 11/12/06 Samarra, Iraq with the 2-505th PIR 82nd Airborne Div
June 26, 2007
Even though I did not know this young man, I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy to your family. It would have been my privilege if I had met him. Thank you for raising such a honorable young man. I truly cannot tell you how much I appreciate his service to this country that we may have the freedom that we have because of young men like him. What a joy you must have to know that he is now serving in God's army! That in itself, speaks volumes of this young man. Thank you for your son's dedication and commitment to this nation. I salute him!
June 26, 2007
"II Timothy 4:7-8 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me that day: not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing."
Airman, enter into the joy of your Lord.
June 26, 2007
To the Parents, Family and all who knew and loved Jason,

There is no explaining or understanding the depths of your loss. The only thing you can hold on to is the memories that put a smile on your face, the remembered conversations that make you laugh, and the joy that this manchild brought to your heart. May you hold on to God in this sad time and know that He will comfort you through the devastation this time brings.
June 26, 2007
My prayers and heart felt sympathy goes out to your family.
June 26, 2007
Although we never met Jason. Just by him being there tell us of the good moral fiber you instilled in him. Be proud and love him as I know he loved you. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Ray and Zina Sumrow uncle and aunt of Derek McCaghren who was serving with Jason in Iraq. They are all heros in our book.
June 26, 2007
To my cousin Chuck and Phyllis; God will see you through this time of grief.
Jason will forever be in our hearts. You both did an outstanding job raising a caring, respectful man with a heart of gold.
June 26, 2007
To the Nathan Family,

My heart, condolences and prayers are with you during this time. I am deeply sorry for your loss...

May God Bless you as you heal and know that many share their prayers with you at this time.

Kim Williams and Family
(Gwen's co-worker)
June 26, 2007
Chuck and Phyllis; God will see you through this time of grief.
Jason will forever be in our hearts. You both did an outstanding job raising a caring, respectful man with a heart of gold.
June 26, 2007
Nathan Family,
I was fortunate to have taught Jason in the fifth grade and will never forget his smile and thirst for knowledge. He was certainly a gift from God to all who knew him. Continue to hang on to all of your precious memories and to God's unchanging hands. He will always be there for you!!!!!
Much Love,
Rudine Wynn
June 26, 2007
I know this is a very hard time for the family right now,God needed his son and called him home.Your family here will continue to pray for healing and comfort. Love to all of you.
June 26, 2007
Jason you will NEVER be forgotten. We will love you always.
June 26, 2007
Our deepest sympathy from The Air Force Security Police Association. We are proud of the job our comrades are doing around the world. Amn Nathan represents the finest qualities of our force. We join America in prayer for his family and for all who daily go in harm's way.
June 26, 2007
To Jason's family: you have my deepest condolences at your loss and my most heartfelt appreciation for your sacrifices. Your son has shown us the meaning of the scripture which says, greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. God bless you in your loss.
June 26, 2007
Jason was great person to know, he served as a warrior he will never be forgotten. To the family I wish you the best during this time and hope to find joy in the memories he gave us. Jason was more then Airman of the year to me he's airman of lifetime. Love and God Bless All

SPC (P) Hogan, Morris
Ga Army National Guard 25U Signal Support Specialist
June 26, 2007
Joe & Phyllis,
I am a co-worker of Robin's from San Deigo, CA and I just wanted you to know that I am very sorry for the loss of your son. My prayers are with you and your family and I pray you will know and feel God's love at this time.
June 26, 2007
A true American hero.God bless Jason and his family.
June 26, 2007
To The Nathan Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Remember there is nothing that God can't handle may faithfulness be your faith for today and all your tomorrows.
June 26, 2007
To my nephew I have always been so proud of you I will truly miss you I cherish my last conversation with you. You had such a calming spirit and never let anything upset you to my big brother Joe and my sister-in-law Phyllis I love you both and know God has him in his grace and he is in a better place stay strong in God he has him in his hands.
June 26, 2007
Phyllis and Family
We were sadden to hear the news about Jason,our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort,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
June 26, 2007
I love you all so very much..Only God can heal the pain that we all feel so very deep in our hearts. We will go through anger, blame and wonder "WHY" it had to be our love one. Life goes on as well as the memories of our Jason with that big wide smile..deep thinker and mommie and daddy boy. He loved my chicken casserole..ate it for breakfast with he came to California to visit.. He will always live in our hearts.
June 26, 2007
June 26, 2007
I am so sorry for the loss of A1C(SRA) Nathan, He was a great person in our unit. I hope his mother can find strength through her son's spirit. He had a strong soul. We will miss him everyday here in Iraq.
June 26, 2007

June 26, 2007

June 26, 2007
My heart goes out to all of you.We can't find the words to say. GOD called him home he felt it was his time to go, but so early (I know).Just know that he went out with a fight.He is not forgotten, but is missed very deeply.We know how it feels to loose a loved one espically so close.We will keep you in our prayers.We love you all.
June 26, 2007
As a 1959 graduate of Lanier High School I want to thank you for Jason's service to his country. I am grateful for all who have provided me with the opportunity to be free by the payment of their lives. I feel unworthy of his sacrifice. You should know that there are millions of Americans who are grateful for the time that he spent on earth. He has truly made the world a better place because of his willingness to place himself in harm's way.
June 26, 2007
My prayers and thoughts are with you.
I know how you feel losing a "HERO",Becoming a "Gold Star" Mother myself on 25 March.. The sacrafice our sons and daughters are making on a daily basis should tell us all..These young HEROS knew full well what they were doing and did it proudly When you hug your loved ones tonight.... Remember... We also hugged ours and now they are protecting you..We.. as Americans need to make the "Ultimate Sacrafice" by supporting all our military(HEROS)...the Proud Mom of SGT. Jason W. Swiger
5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne,Fort Bragg, N.C. KIA 3/25/007
June 26, 2007
God bless your family. I know your heart is broken and one day we will understand why he was taken home at such an early age. I would like to Thank him for giving his life that I may be free.
June 26, 2007
May God be with you in your time of sorrow. Your son was precious to you and to all of America as well. Our children go over to fight for our freedom and so many times they do not make it home. He is a TRUE HERO to so you and to all of us who had children fighting in this war. May God be with you all.
June 26, 2007
To Family and Friends of 1st Class Jason D. Nathan.

No words can express the sadness you feel this day and each and every day on the loss of your son and friend. One wonders why him? And though we will never have the answer to that question, you should know that his ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, for without dedicated armed forces personnel, this Country would not be what it is today. Freedom is not free, and we all thank you for bringing up such a wonderful person that Jason must have been.

Although all the accolades will never replace your loss, please know the Security Forces is a family that is close knit and each and everyone of us are here for your comfort and for you to know that Jason will never be forgotten.

Should you ever wish just to speak with someone that feels your pain or just to have someone to say hello to, please contact me.

G-d bless you and yours and know that there is a band of Security Forces protecting us at Heaven's Gate which Jason has entered. He, unfortunately, is not alone, and they all will take care of him.

With loving and caring thoughts in your time of despair, G-d Bless,

Proud Grandparent of
A1C Elizabeth N. Jacobson
KIA Safwan, Iraq 09/28/05
"We're only on Earth for a little while, so Live Life to the Fullest and Carry a Smile"
June 26, 2007

June 26, 2007
Chuck and Phyliss may god bless you in this time of sorrow. Always remember that we have you as well as my neices and nephews in our prayers.
June 26, 2007
There are no words that can and will ever make you feel better, but just remember GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES, he's called him home at an early age. May GOD give you all strenght, that's the only way to get thru Losing A Love One, beleive me, just ask for God for his Mercy & Grace and he will give it to you, speaking from experience. Gail/Jayla/DJ- Macon, GA
June 26, 2007
Dearest Family,
Rest your sorrow in the bosom of God
and you will find comfort. I love you all. your cousin
June 26, 2007
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May God bless you and your family during this terrible loss.
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June 26, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with your family and with Jason's Air Force family. My daughter, Katelyn, is part of Jason's original flight from basic training and tech school that went to Lakenheath together.
God bless!
June 26, 2007
I have never met this family , however being from Macon and having been a student at Central High School I feel that I can still let you know that your family is in my thoughts in prayers. Many of the time I read about the young men that have volunteered to go into the military and the reward is their life. God does have him in his military now and believe me it is for a better purpose and he will receive his just reward. Thoughts and prayers to the entire family.
June 26, 2007
Your family is in our hearts and prayers. May God's strength help you through these hard times.

The Addis Family & The Curtiss Family
June 26, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God calls us home when he needs an ANGEL, and it was his time to go home. I no this is painful, but God will heal that pain in due time. Look to the hills and God will be there to help. You now have another ANGEL to watch over you!
June 26, 2007
For the ultimate sacrifice, all Americans are forever indebted to you and your service. My prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. I could see in your father's eyes how much love you received during your short life and I believe you are being greatly rewarded in heaven.
June 26, 2007
Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Kelly - Air Force Wife - Eglin AFB, Florida
June 26, 2007
We do not know you or your son, but you all are in our prayers. Sorry for your loss.
June 26, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
June 26, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of need and grief. May your memories bring your comfort.
June 26, 2007
Our sincere condolences go out to you and your family during this difficult time. We will continue to pray for you and your family. Please do not hesitate to give us a call if you need anything. We love you and we're here for you all.
*Matthew 5:4*
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shell be comforted. God Bless
June 26, 2007
Phyllis and Nathan Family
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. May your hearts be soon filled with the joyful memories of the times share with Jason. Take comfort in knowing that you have a special guardian angel watching over you.
June 26, 2007
God Bless Our Troops that put their life in harms way fighting for our country, didn't know this young man, to the family, may God forever embrace you in his loving arms during your lost.

Robins AFB Employee
June 26, 2007
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
June 26, 2007
Simply by answering his country's call your loved one earned the right to be called a hero. I extend sympathy to you and will pray for your family. May God in his infinite wisdom and grace bless and hold you in his arms. I deeply admire the young men and women who serve today. They are a special breed and I will often wonder how our country continues to produce such wonderful young people.
I am a disabled Vietnam Veteran and can assure you all my brother and sister Vietnam Vets salute you and grieve with you.
Howard Sessions (Milledgeville)
June 26, 2007
My deepest sympathies go out to A1C Nathan's parents.. My husband was a coworker of Jason and has so many nice things to say about him. Currently my husband is in Afghanistan and regrets that he cannot attend the Memorial on Friday. I will be ther in his place and pray that you find peace. The 48th Security Forces Squadron is fortunate to have some amazing troops, and A1C Nathan was among the greatest!
June 26, 2007
To a beautiful young man that was always willing to help someone with a smile on his face and love in his heart. A great soldier not only for the Airforce but for our Lord Jesus Christ. I thank you for giving me the opportunity to be your Auntie Alisa & Uncle Gregory We love you with a pure heart. And I just know that God is saying (Well done thy good and faithful servant)Welcome home my son you made it. Keep smiling my love. We will truly miss you.

Your Family
The Tillers
June 26, 2007
I don't know Jason personally but he is apart of my FVSU family, I am an alumni of Fort Valley. My hearts and prayers are with the family!
June 26, 2007
To my nephew with the quiet calm spirit. To know your spirit is to know the man. Meeting you as a young man, I was totally inpressed.
I will remember you smile and your mellowness, But most of all your being blessed with God gift to you,
Your quiet calm spirit.

June 26, 2007
Words can not express how much you impacted my life, You will always hold a big part of my heart and I understand why GOD wanted you by his side. You are a WONDERFUL and BRAVE hero and my prayers are with you and your family.

Love always,
June 26, 2007
Phylis and Nathan Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of bereavement.May the memories you have of Jason lighten your burdens.

With sympathy

Jasmine Atwater and Family
June 26, 2007
No words can express my deepest sympathies for your entire family. You are a brave young hero that will be in the hearts and minds of many forever. I will always remember you as the innocent, shy, young man with the biggest smile. My deepest condolences.
June 26, 2007
June 26, 2007
My deepest sympathies go out to A1C Nathan's family. My son is in Tikrit and was on patrol with Nathan at the time he lost his life. May God be with all Nathan’s family at this time of grief!
June 26, 2007
May the lord be with you always. my daughter graduated with you from central 2004. we will miss you. but know that God loves you best. love always the phillips and haadiyah Denson
June 26, 2007
I dont have to say I Love You b/c you already know I do. I dont have to say my heart goes out to you b/c you can feel the pain in my heart as I feel the pain in yours. In time this pain will heal.The Scotts/Nathans will continue to join in the Circle of Love across the world and continue to Praise and Worship are Father. We have another Angel watching over us.
God is Good.
June 26, 2007
As a fellow brother in blue, I am a member of Jason's other family. We all are deeply saddened at his loss but we are proud of his time and service to the greater cause. My heart and love are with the Nathan family at this time. Jason's efforts were not in vain for as General George Patton once stated; "By perservance, study, and eternal desire, any man can become great". Today, we, the Air Force family, join the Nathan family in mourning a great young man. May God bless and secure Jason, the Nathan family, all that have and are serving, and the United States of America.
June 26, 2007
Thank you, Mr. Nathan, for giving your life so that I may be free.
May you rest in peace.
To Mr. Nathans family,
Your son is a true hero.
June 26, 2007
My prayers and thoughts are with you all as you go through this difficult period of time. Jason gave the ultimate price, and we know that God will give strength to endure with each passing day.
June 26, 2007
Please accept our deepest sympathies for the loss of this outstanding young man. Our daughter is stationed at Lakenheath and forwarded the command's tragic news about the loss of Jason. Being Navy vets ourselves with two children in the Air Force and having been through two middle east deployments, we understand the strain and worry that families go through. May God grant Jason eternal peace and give you strength.
Gary and Diane Spurgeon
Normal, IL
June 26, 2007
I do not know this man and his family. However, I also have a son in Baghdad. My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of sadness. God Bless you all.
June 26, 2007
To the family of Jason, my grief for the loss of you son is felt. I know what it's like to loose your child in war as my son was KIA 11/12/06 in Samarra, Iraq SPC Harry (Buck) Winkler III. It feels that your heart has been ripped from you and you don't understand why this happened to your child. I've felt all you will feel in the coming days and weeks and though I"m not close I am very close by email. I offer any support to you and your family that I can. It's with the Grace of God that I've gotten through each day and with His healing love and comfort that I've been able to once again sleep at night and not cry each day. Believe me I do know how hard it is. May God continue to heal you and your family and contact me when and if you are ever ready, even if it's to vent or cry. Mother of another fallen soldier
June 26, 2007
Dear Family,
My deepest sympathies to you all. I would like to express my appreciation to your family for having such a brave young man willing to fight for my freedom. I know the saddness that you must feel. My cousin is fighting the war as we speak and I pray for his safe return every day. You are not alone. God bless you all. Phillipians 4:13 I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me.
June 26, 2007
June 26, 2007
My husband and I did not know your son, but our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Nanette & Jimmy Alligood
June 26, 2007
My husband, a veteran, and I are so very sorry for your loss. We don't know each other but, as Americans, we are brothers and sisters together. Please know that we are praying for peace in your hearts and peace in our world. With deep sympathy,
June 26, 2007
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

June 26, 2007
I did not know this man, but your family is in my prayers. I pray for your strength and healing.
June 26, 2007
Nathan Family,
Jason was like a brother to me for a long time. He had the biggest and brightest smile and was ALWAYS such a sweetheart. I am deeply saddened by your loss and will continue praying for Jason and for your family. *God Bless*
June 26, 2007
Rest in peace my brother.
June 26, 2007
Our deepest sympathy to your family. Can only imagine the hurt and the loss. God will see you through. Our blessings and prayers are with you. The Forehand Family.
June 25, 2007
To the Family: Our prayers are certainly with each one of you.
May God Bless and Comfort you.LaVerne and Bobby Patterson
June 25, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
June 25, 2007
My thoughts and Prayers go out to the family and friends of Jason. I was good friends with his older brother Joe. Joe if you read this man stay strong and know that god never makes mistakes and he will pull you through this.
June 25, 2007
To the family and friends of 1st Class Jason D. Nathan, please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. 1st Class Nathan is a true American hero. May he now rest in the arms of the Lord. Thank you for your service, Lynn Savage, the proud mother of Cpl Matthew J. Stanley kia 12/16/06.
June 25, 2007
My name is Marla Prudhomme. My son Derek McCaghren is in the same unit as Nathan. Derek was with Nathan during the IED explosion. Derek and his family want to express our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers! Sincerely, The family of Derek McCaghren
June 25, 2007
June 25, 2007
I didn't know this young man, but my prayers go out to his family. I thank God for these young men and ladies that serve this great country. I myself have served and you can't understand the pride these solders have in what they do.
June 25, 2007
Thank you for your sacrifice - you are my hero. My deepest condolences to your family and friends.
June 25, 2007
My deepest sympathies go out to A1C Nathan's family. Airman Nathan is a true American hero and will never be forgotten.....HUUAH!

Joseph Ackley, Security Forces
stationed at RAF Lakenheath 2002-2005
June 25, 2007
1st Class Jason D. Nathan
you are my hero
may god keep you in his arms forever.
June 25, 2007
God bless the family and friends of
You will all be in our prayers.
Thanky you Jason for being such a brave hero.

(In remembrance of Cpl. Joey Cantrell 4-4-07)
June 25, 2007
Please know how Deeply Sorry I am, for the loss of this Brave Young Airman, 1st Class Jason D. Nathan,
As a parent, who has lost a daughter suddenly and as a sister, who has lost a brother to war, I am aware of the deep and devastating pain that you are experiencing. The overwhelming heartache, seems to surface through our shock, as the time passes. Please hang on to your Faith and know that you will get through this. Ever so softly and slowly, time does heal.

May Jason Rest Safely now, in the Loving Care of God and know that he Will Never Be Forgotten.
I pray that the Peace of God will be with the Nathan family.
I am the sister, of such a Young Hero, who made the Ultimate Sacrifice in Vietnam, many years ago.

"Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
and He shall sustain thee."
~ Psalm 55:22 ~

I sincerely hope that you can feel the thoughts of caring and support that surround you today and in the days ahead, as this Country Mourns with you, for Someone Very Precious to you, Who Is A Hero to all of us.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
June 25, 2007
As the mother of a son (my only child) who is enlisted in the Army, I want to send my condolences.
June 24, 2007
June 24, 2007
Know in your heart that you are a true hero and will never be forgotten. All gave some, some gave all. Rest in peace. You will be missed by everyone’s life you have touched.

To the family, 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, friends, and all Americans for the sacrifice of one of your family members for our freedom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in the loving embrace of our Heavenly Father.
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