Today is for you Jimmy. My mother texted me a video of the leehigh news and they showed your picture in remembrance. You are remembered. You will always be loved! Happy memorial day in heaven :)
I SPOKE WITH YOUR FATHER TODAY. HAVEN'T SPOKEN TO HIM IN MANY YEARS. HE TOLD ME ALL ABOUT YOU. GOD BLESS YOU FOR GIVING YOUR LIFE FOR OUR FREEDOM. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO! JIMMY, CONTINUE TO SPEAK TO YOUR FATHER...HE'S LISTENING.
Happy Veterans Day Jimmy! You were on my mind today and in my heart. And on my wrist ;) hugs to the family as they remember you this day and every other
A year has gone by and I still wear my memorial bracelet with Jimmy's name almost everyday. I sleep with it, shower with it, it almost never comes off. I think of him all of the time. It doesn't matter that I never knew him in life. On memorial day, I change my facebook picture to his and post his story for everyone to see. I frequently get asked who's name is on my bracelet and I'm given the opportunity to share his story. I carry his picture in my phone so I can show people who he is so they may see a face to tie to the name. I want people to remember and never forget because Jimmy is one of many who were brave enough to stand up and defend our freedom. I want people to see his face and appreciate what he gave them. Merry Christmas to Jimmy's family. You are always on my mind and so is he. Never forgotten.
Jimmy will never be forgotten. He was a great friend, who was always willing to go the extra mile for his friends. His family, friends, the Rakkasans, and the US Army all suffered a great loss on December 3rd, 2005. I keep Jimmy and his family in my thoughts and prayers. 'Til we form again, brother, at Fiddlers Green.
Walk around everyday with jimmy on my mind and body. He will never be forgotten in my life. He was a great friend, and battle buddy. God bless his family we love ya'll
you are im heaven looking down on all of use and your candle still shines thats how we know your still with us in our hearts love you Jimmy and miss you lots
I hadnt seen you since a boy but you're still family. You turned out to be a brave man that your parents and family will always be proud of. My thoughts and prayers to everyone whos life you touched, saved, and were a part of. love you.
U inspired me to do more and go farther i love and miss u brother
Who can forget Jimmy's smile! It was a smile that came from his heart. He loved people and proved so by serving his country. And now he is serving his Lord. Until we meet again Jimmy! Love and hugs! Gary and Starr McKellen
R.I.P. Jimmy. I don't think I remember you but just knowing that we were a part if the family I just want you to know that you are truly missed and loved everyday that passes. You may be gone but never forgotten. Always in our hearts.
I miss u so much! But my dear nephew I know u are watching over the family!! Never forgotten forever in our hearts!
You are loved, missed, and thought of often. When I look at my young children and wonder what their future will hold, I often find myself thinking of you and am thankful for your sacrifice. Until we meet again my friend...
To a wonderful young man who served his country...we will always be so grateful. Much love and heartful thanks to your Mom and Dad for such a loving young man.
Matt & Darla
I love you jimmy. And i know without doubt that you loved me. The night dalton called me crying I knew something was wrong, I never had a thought in my mind that it was you...I cried all night. I never got to touch tou or see you again. I know i will one day. Thankyou for all you did.
RIP Hero. You are not forgotten... RAKKASAN FOREVER!
Jimmy, your smile must be one of the stars I see at night!
I can't believe how long it has been since you left us for a safe haven. Your never forgotten, always loved.
Remembering you today and everyday, Jimmy. I cannot believe 7 years have passed... Missing you, always!
In honor of your life....for how thankful for the time we had you in our lives....we are forever thankful. We love & miss you so much! Love, Mom
I cannot believe its been 7 years today. Like your life....the time is just flying by....it goes so quickly...it is just a vapor. But with the more time that we are separated it almost feels harder because it has been so long since I hugged you tight.We had to hug Bud good bye in the very same spot we said good-bye to you 7 years earlier. That was so very hard. A bright spot though, is your nephew Payton. He knows all about you & loves you so much! You would adore him! I still talk to ya but so wish I could hear your voice....your laugh...Jimmy, you were always such a thankful, appreciative & sentimental person. You expressed your love & for that I am forever thankful because beyond a shadow of a doubt I have NO DOUBT how you felt. You are a great son....we will always love you! Forever, for always, no matter what! One day we will be together again. Love, Mom
Jimmy I just want say you was a great friend. I will never forget you.
Our family will be in eternal gratitude to Jimmy Shelton for his ultimate sacrifice in service to this nation. We are glad to hear that his family is on the path to healing.
To Jimmy and Family. Im an Air Traffic Controller in the Air Force and have been stationed at Dover AFB for 10 years. This christmas, my crew and I decided that we were going to pick Memorial Bracelets to honor our fallen. Some chose by common last name, age etc. I was looking through the list trying to find a name that stood out. As i clicked though the pages I noticed Leehigh Acres Fl. listed and felt compelled to go back to that listing. I'm from Naples FL. I lived in FT.Myers and my mother lives in Lehigh. I visit there often. After looking on Google to find out more about Jimmy, it seemed unreal what we had in common. Jimmy deployed to Iraq on sept 20. This is my birthday. I was 23, not much older than he was. I had been Deployed to Ali Base Iraq and arrived there the end of August 2005. We weren't that far from eachother. Unlike Jimmy, I came home in Feb 2006. I know he came through Dover, as all of our heroes do. My co-workers would have spoken to the pilot that brought him home. I may not have known Jimmy, but he is in my heart everday as I honor his sacrifice by wearing his memorial bracelet. All of us know what it is to put our lives on the line. We are aware of the fact that we may have to pay the ultimate sacrifice but we serve with pride, just as Jimmy did. Some may not understand what it is that he gave, but we do. As time goes by, some may forget, but we won't. Fallen but never forgotten. I will keep him on my wrist and in my heart as he is in yours.
To the family and friends of Cpl. Jimmy L. Shelton:
Please accept my remembrance of Jimmy on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Jimmy, We just left Ft Campbell. We miss you and love you Son. Your friends that are there love and miss you too. They took good care of us. They showed us around Post. Well just wanted to let you know we are doing okay and that it felt good to be there! Until we see you, we love you and are staying strong! PS you would be proud of Dad he repelled yesterday! ;-D Love you forever, for always, no matter WHAT!!!! Love, Mom
I am a SFC in the active army, currently stationed at Fort Stewart, GA and have been on 3 tours to Iraq. You and many others that I either know or don't know personally are forever in my hearts and prayers on a daily basis! To the family, your loss is not in vain...your family member paid the ultimate sacrifice so that the rest of us can continue to honorably serve this Great Nation. He and your family are not forgotten! May God bless you!
I was an Army Captain and I spent a little over 9 years in the Army, with 1 tour in Iraq. I was driving to work this morning in Richmond, VA and I was behind a white pickup truck with a window decal that said "In Loving Memory of CPL Jimmy Shelton" I have experienced the loss of my Soldiers before so I am unsure why seeing that truck struck me so hard. I immediately googled Jimmy's name when I got to work and found myself in tears reading articles about him. I found myself wondering if it was one of his parents in that truck. I was wishing I could have told them that their sacrifice wasn't in vain…that I was proud of their son and what he stood for. Please know that there are people out there who pray for you and think of your loss daily…people who honor your sacrifice and are eternally grateful for what your family gave to this Great Nation. God Bless…
Thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice.
Jimmy, i'm wearing my USS Arizona Shirt today for the many lost in Pearl Harbor, but of course I wear a smile on my face everyday since I was one of the lucky dudes to have served with you. My memories of you are strong brother, I was just telling my wife about the Heart-Rock from Camp Summerall I gave you ... haha remember that ...little did we know how much that meant. I actually just took our little 10 year old hiking the other weekend and saw a huge rock shaped like a heart and told him about the one I found there and gave you.
Take care brother, I miss you and your smile and laugh.
God Bless and Merry Christmas,
To the family and friends of Cpl. Jimmy L. Shelton:
Remembering Jimmy on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
It's been four years now. It doesn't seem like it. We miss you a lot. I have told your brother and my wife about some of the times we have shared. Those were some good times. I just wanted you to know I haven't forgotten about your sacrifice. I live with it and think about you every day. It still hurts to think that your gone. It helps me to see your brother and family are staying strong. I know I will see you again someday and that helps me get by. Until then... God bless you brother.
On this day and with each day that we enjoy our freedom, I would like to give thanks and let you know that I do not take our troops for granted. May you experience God when you feel your loss.
Merry Christmas Brother,
sorry your beloved Florida Gators finally went down, your love for them really carried them to elite status in the history or college football. Hey also I was just talking to a kid at the school I work at about when me and you took on the whole platoon in hand-to-hand that day in the field. You were the best teamate in a competition when it came to us whoopin' on our platoon brothers...I share stories of you all the time with the kids I coach here in Arizona...God Bless you my great friend,
I was honored to have served with one of the best,
What a beautiful smile and such a courageous soldier. Never was I honored to meet you but I thank you for your patriotism and will remember you always. Your memory will live for ever in my heart and one day God will reunite you with your loved ones.
Anivette R. Morejon
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We miss you so much Jimmy. You were like a brother to all of us. We will never forget your laughs or your bravery, or the smile that was always on your face. I will never forget the time we made it to States and we took all your clothes but one single washcloth. We love you so so much.
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 Jimmy, but I am remembering
his service and sacrifice. 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 –
(To hear the song)
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.
To the family of Cpl. Jimmy L. Shelton:
Jimmy 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."
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Hey bro, just wanted to say I was thinking about you today just like every other day. I miss you man. I know your holding it down in heaven, but we sure do miss you. 'Til we form again... Rakkasan
I don't know you personally but, I know what it means and takes to be a Rakkasan. I was one myself from 1995 to 2001. I am now out of the Army and I commend you for your selfless service to our country. Thank you!
I cannot believe another Memorial Day has passed. Every day to us is Memorial Day. We mark each day without you. We try hard to honor you and to make you proud of us. We love & miss you so very much. We know you just got a head start to Heaven and will be there to show us around when we arrive. I also feel you so close to me. I don't understand I just believe you are. Love you son for ever and for always. Love doesn't end just because we are temporarily separated. We just must be patient until we can hug and kiss you again an hear you wonderful laugh. Until then, we hold each other up strong most of the time (we get weak too) but we are there for each other. We are doing what you told us. We are taking care of each other. You had wisdom beyond your years. My little man. I will always love you Son!
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Cpl Shelton!
I miss you brother, at least once a week I play Freebird while driving in my car thinking about you man, you were such a great soldier to have next to me, one of the best I've ever served with. Just know you're greatly missed and always remembered. I have the "Heart Rock" from Summerall...haha remember that...it will be the blessing and cornerstone of my garden when I get a new house.
Until the next time I see you when either Cotton Eyed Joe or Freebird plays on my stereo my friend, God Bless you and your family and loved ones...
I just wanted to say I was at Arlington yesterday and your sons headstone caught my eye. I knew the name my son is also a Rakkasan. What caught my eye was that someone had left a Tori on top of Jimmy's headstone. So a Rakkasan has visited Jimmy. That warmed my heart. We made a quilt as a welcome home gift for the Rakkasans after their deployment and it now hangs in 101st Airborne Division Headquarters. It was dedicated to the boys who didnt come home, our Fallen Heroes. They will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace Jimmy.
I just wanted you to know that I still think about you every day. You were the best friend a guy could ever have. There really isn't words to describe how much you helped me out or words to describe how great of a guy you were. You are the man, and I just wanted to stop by and say I was thinking about you. Later bro.
Dear Jimmy it's been 3 years and there's hardly a day I don't think of something you had said to me or the girls that made me laugh. I have such fond memories of you. What a impact you have had on so many people during your life and even after. We've had good spiritual talks and I will always keep laughing about the camping trip we took with you and Jimmy and the kids. Our love for the Lord, camping, fishing, and just adventure. We'll be able to walk along the streets of gold one day soon. Love and miss you so much.
Aunt Becky Lanpher
WEll it's been 2 yrs and we still think of you as being right here with us. We have a tree out front with a yellow ribbon and pray for our troops sign dedicated to you. We put flowers on your birthday, memorial day, labor day, veterans day and the anniversary of you leaving us. We all miss you dearly and you are with us in our hearts and souls day and night.I love you so much and miss you greatly.
Love always and forever, your Mother, Donna C Manger.
2 years and still missing you the same....
you know i still miss you man and will never stop
I love and miss you so much Son. Its been 2 years today since we hugged and kissed goodbye. I have such a longing and aching in my heart to see you and touch you again.There has not been one day that has gone by that I have not missed you, talked to you or cried for you. One day we will be together again, never to be separated. You are such a wonderful son and I am so blessed to be your Mom.
Love forever and always,
Sincere sympathy and love, Pat - R.N.
There is nothing that I can say or do to take away the pain or bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer you and your family my heart felt condolences. I also offer you my prayers that in time the pain will easy and the memories of your HERO will carry you through each day and night. I want to thank your HERO, for his/her selfless act of becoming a member of the armed forces, his/her willingness to defend the United States of America, all that we hold sacred and for the sacrifice that will forever be etched in the memories of all those who knew him/her. Though tears can never bring him/her back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that he/she made and our sorrow at his/her passing. I believe for every fallen HERO there is a star shining brightly up above to remind us of the precious gift we were given.
Your mission on earth is complete and you are now a member of GOD’s Heavenly armed forces. Stand down brave warrior and take your rightful place in Heaven with all the HEROES who have passed before.
I made a special promise to LE RON A. WILSON, a dear family friend who joined the Army with three other friends, one of whom is my son (Le Ron was killed in action on 07/06/07 at the age of 18) on the day he was laid to rest as I touched his coffin, that I would never forget him nor would I forget those that gave their lives for our country before him, with him and after him and so when I came across www.legacy.com, I thought what a great way to keep my promise to Le Ron, so I will continue to leave tributes in each guest book until the day there is no longer the need to leave these tributes to a FALLEN HERO.
REST IN PEACE, HERO, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!
PROUD MOTHER OF A U.S. SOLDIER
Currently stationed in Germany
Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Cpl Shelton and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
Jimmy, on this Memorial Day, I just wanted to tell you, how much I appreciate your sacrifice for our freedom. It's really hard to believe you are gone. I pray for comfort for your friends and family all the time. I know you are up in heaven having a wonderful time with Richard and others, but especially with Our Saviour that made it possible for life after death. I am so grateful to know I will see you all again.I hope it is soon. We will never forget you or what your family has lost for our country. With great Love and respect,
Jimmy, even though I know you can hear me in my prayers I still wanted to sign this book to let you know how much I think of you brother, you're so missed and well remembered, I tell all my friends here in Phoenix all about how you were the greatest person to serve with and how everyone who's ever known you got to meet the greatest person they'd ever meet, I love you brother, May God continue to enjoy your humor...
Hey Jimmy I thought about you alot. Just found out a couple days ago what happened. I met up with one of your friends and they told me. I couldnt believe it. I know you are in a better place just wish i could have said goodbye. Had alot of fun hanging out with you. You could always make everyone laugh. I will always remember you.
Jimmy, it has been a year since you were taken. Know that you are my hero and that you will NEVER be forgotten. On Saturday there were several of your friends from FL to visit you. They said they will be there on Sunday as well. To Jimmy's mom, I am at ANC two or
three times a week and each time I am there I always visit/honor Jimmy. I
always make sure Jimmy has flowers. From the most inner part of my
heart I am so sorry Jimmy was taken from you.
Jimmy you will always be remembered and never forgotten what you have done for this country! There are not adequate words for how sad we feel. May you finally have peace from the hell you left.
Just thinking of Jimmy Lee today. Sure miss you, we had great time. I look forward to seeing you in heaven Jimmy!
I am Deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Cpl. Jimmy L Shelton, one year ago today.
The price this young hero and his family have paid for this country and for freedom, WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
May Jimmy rest safely in the Loving Care of God and may the Peace of the Lord continue to be with the Shelton family.
There will never be enough ways to humbly thank these heroes for their Supreme Sacrifice, my brother among them. KIA~Vietnam, 1967.
"Wait on the Lord, be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart" Psalm 27:14
May the Peace of God and the memories of Jimmy,
remain in your heart always and give you comfort
and strength through the difficult days
I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Hey Jimmey it's Devon I just want to say a few things I really miss you and wish you could be here Bye.
Jimmy was a wonderful young man. I only wish I had been given the pleasure of getting to know him alittle better. We went to the same school and knew all the same people. His parents are strong,loving people 2. I am deeply sadend by his death and even though we were not best friends,it definately hit 2 close 2 home for me. The last time I saw him was at our friend Richards funeral...we sat across from eachother and I wish I would have said somthing to him... R.I.P
Jimmy was loved by all
I miss you evryday, and wish I could have half the courage that you had. You made the worst situations better and still always bring a smile to my face. I'll never forget the random calls while you were in training and the pride you had in what you were doing. Now you have Casey with you and one day we'll all be together again in Paradise. Until then I will continue to miss you. I never really got the chance to say how much I love you and I proud I will forever be. I miss you cous.
jimmy you will be missed,our family will always feel your lose as strong as we can ever feel any emotion love you sweetie
your aunt lugenia jones
millington,tn navy base
I have met alot of people in my life but I have never met anyone who was like Jimmy. He was a person who could smile when no one else could, laugh when no one else could, and make people forget their problems in any situation with just a few words or a simple smile. I wish I had the words to express my hearfelt sympathy to your family bro, but you are above words. The only regret that I have is that the whole world didn't get to know you. Jimmy was one of the greatest human beings anyone could have the honor of knowing, not only a great guy but one hell of a soldier. I'm gonna miss smokin and talkin to you on the back dock and hangin out with you and the guys over at G's house the few times I made an appearance. It will never be the same without you. I'm sure I'm not alone when I say I think about you everyday and wish you didn't have to leave when you did. You were one of the greatest guys I have ever had the priviledge of knowing and working with. You will NEVER be forgotten.
I stopped by and visited Jimmy. I prayed for each of you and honored Jimmy. I left him a carnation.
To the Shelton Family:
I signed Jimmy's guest book previously. I had the honor of meeting you today at Arlington National Cemetery. I live fairly close to ANC and I get there often. I visited with Jimmy last week. Today was a special day. I can see why Jimmy is so special to each of you. You asked me to visit him when I am at ANC. I promised you that each visit to ANC I will visit Jimmy. I am so sorry for your loss of such a fine young man and know that Jimmy is a hero and he will be visited. God works in many mysterious ways. I usually bring flowers when I visit and today I had gotten an extra bouquet. They were for you for your Jimmy. I was honored to meet you and cry with you.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS. I HAVE JUST LEARNED OF YOUR GREAT LOSS AND WISH TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES. PLEASE KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT HERE WHO DO CARE AND YOUR HERO WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. HOLD TIGHT TO YOUR TREASURED MEMORIES THAT HIS SPECIAL SMILE MAY CONTINUE TO SHINE ON. I PRAY THAT PEACE WILL FIND YOU ALL SOMEDAY. THERE JUST AREN'T ENOUGH WORDS HERE ON EARTH TO EASE YOUR SORROW I KNOW. STAY STRONG AND GODSPEED. SEMPER FI
A MARINE MOM
jimmy was like a brother to me.he will never be forgotten and he will always be loved. i miss you brother.
As it gets close to Jimmy's birthday I keep thinking about him. He was born on the exact same day as my husband, as was one other soldier in their troop, and I remember last year how they were in the field together the day after. Jimmy was a great guy and a great soldier and I want his family to know he is greatly missed in the unit. Bravo Troop isn't the same without him. To Jimmy's family, know that we are all thinking of you still, and that Jimmy will never be forgotten. Thank you for the sacrifice you have made for our country. It will not be forgotten.
Jimmy we miss you so much. We had a fun time hanging out at Nanny's, and by the pool together before you went back. You will always be missed forever in our hearts.
My heartfelt sympathy to the Shelton family in the loss of Jimmy. I did not know Jimmy, 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. You are a 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"
Jimmy you were the greatest friend a guy could ever had. You were always there when i need you. i can't believer your gone brother. it hurts so bad to not hear you joking around every day. I miss you so much. I know your are in a better olace now, but i just wish you were here with us man. i know you are watching down on us over here in iraq. i never had a bad moment with you, and i wish i could just thank you for being my friend one more tome. I love you brother!
It still seems unreal, but knowing you are in a safer place as a guardian angel now brings some peace to heart. We (Rod and I) miss hanging out with you and all the others...we had alot of fun times together...you are a HERO Shelton and you will be truely missed...Rod and I's deepest sympathy goes out to the Shelton family...may God put his arms around you at your time of need...With our love, PFC Rodriguez (Beyji) and Jen Rodriguez
yOU WERE AN EXCELLANT FRIEND MY HEART AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOUR FAMILY MY GOD BE WITH YOU.lOVE SHAE
Jimmy oh mi gosh I knew you for a year and bam your gone your are one of the coolest guys I have ever met from Jakes unit I remember meetin you the first time before I started datin jake Dec.3rd 2004 wow you are soo crazy lol good time good times I am gonna miss you forever and Jake is too I am really sad that you arent gonna be there for our wedding when ever we decide to get married lol time time but you was gonna be a grooms man but I know you will be there in Spirit I told Jake that your in a Soldiers Paradise now and you are doing just fine its just hard to believe that your gone you are one of the best soldiers I know/knew but I am glad you dont have to deal with Iraq anymore and your doing great but please just keep an eye on our guys we will always love you and miss you well I gotta go but be sure to keep a close eye on our guys thanks
I am sad to say that i did'nt have the chance to know Jimmy very well because i haven't seen him since he was a very little boy, but i was able to know Jimmy through his mother and I know that she was very, very proud of him. God bless Jimmy for standing up for what he believed in and defending his country. May God always bless the soliders who are still out there fighting for our freedom. God bless all of Jimmy's family with peace of mind and heart that Jimmy is with our Lord and Savior and he will be there waiting for you on the other side. Love to all, Kim
My name is Pete. I was in Jimmys unit as an E5 when he arrived. I was discharged a few months before my boys left. Jimmy was a stand up guy that was not afraid to do the hard work that it took to be a soldier. He had integrity and honor was in his blood. Out of all the guys that I trained he was the best. I could count on him to do whatever task was put before him. I wish there were comforting words to say to the people who knew him.Find comfort in the fact that we will win this fight and history will remember Jimmy as a hero.
Lt.Manger and Donna ,
My heart goes out to you and your family. May God look upon you in this time of need.
We care and share your sorrow.
My brother Abraham and I were good friends with Jimmy when he attended college in South Carolina. The last time I saw him he had come back for a short visit before he enlisted. He was so excited about going to serve his country. He was one one of the sweetest, funniest guys I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. He is one of the treasured soldiers that has made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our nation free, and that will never be forgotten. May you know the comfort of the Lord like never before in this time of grief and remember to be absent from the body is to present with the Lord. With love and prayers, Sarah Dingledine
To the family of Cpl. Shelton,
Thank you for your hospitality to myself and the rest of our team during our visit. It was an honor to serve you in carrying out the final respects and honors to your fallen soldier. I wish that there was more we could do for you. May God bless all of you and mend your sorrows.
I'm so glad you got to come visit my mom.Thats the time I first met you.I remember when we went scuba diving with you, your mom, jen,and I.i have alot of memories in mind when I first met you..I will always be your cousin and I will love you forever..
Donna,Jen and Bud
I could never take the pain away but I will always be here for you. God and Jimmy will always be with you in your hearts. May god bless you and give you peace. I love you guys!
My smpathy goes out to the entire family, I never got the pleasure of meeting you, but I feel like I know you from your Uncle Jimmey & Kim (my sister). You are and always will be a hero. God Bless
Jimmy, you were a huge encouragement to others. you were always so generous to everyone. You will be greatly remembered always in so many hearts. May God bless your family in so many ways. Lord Bless.
What can I possibly say , but Thank You. You are the true picture of a Hero. Someone who would give anything for the freedom of someone else, even if it means giving your life. We will miss you terribly down here, but we know that you are safe with Jesus now. We will see you later, until then, Thank You my friend.
You and your family have my deepest condolences. I can't say that I know what you're going through because I don't. But I can tell you that I know what it's like to have family over there being that my Sister(Army) just got back from over there just a couple of month ago. Always keep this in mind; If God brings you to it, he will bring you though it. Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. And every moment THANK GOD. You and your family are in my prayers as I have a Brother-in-Law that's serving in Iraq for the next year.
Goodby Baby Boy, you were my worst pregnancy, your brother's worst nightmare and your sister's best friend. The way you teased her about going in the Navy and you being in the Army. But you were very proud of her as we all are of both of you.You turned out to be the best soldier we could ask for and for this I salute you Cpl Jimmy Lee Shelton. You really touched everyone's live's and for that I could'nt be prouder. The only thing that you have outdone yourself with is dying for your's and our country, which is the greatest honor of all and for that you will be remembered forever. We will lay you to rest with the other hero's of our country at Arlington because that is where you belong, you have earned that Honor. You will truly be home then and remember the song, If you get there before I do, don't give up on me, I'll meet you when my chores are through I don't know how long I'll be. But I'm not going to let you down, just you wait and see. And between now and then till I see you again I'll be loving you, Love me! I'll be waiting till I see you again but for now your in the best hands of all GOD! Love Mom.
May God grant you the serenity to accept the things you cannot change, the courage to change the things you can (as Jimmy did) and the wisdom to know the difference. Jimmy is spending Christmas with Jesus this year, and they are both watching over you.
Thank you, Jimmy, for caring about America, and fighting the good fight.
God Bless( Jamie,Navy wife)
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of great loss. Thank you for the sacrifices that you made for your country. You are a hero.
Donna and Jennifer,
What can I say to mend your broken hearts? When I look at your faces I feel the pain: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint (Isaiah 40:31).Put your trust in the Lord during these trying times. Lean upon Him for your understand and know that God's time is always the prefect time. Jimmy is smiling down upon you from Heaven. I LOVE YOU GUYS, and if you need a shoulder I am here to help you through
You were a brave solider. I read many of your emails that you sent your mom. I know up until the day God called you home you were enjoying yourself and I know you are enjoying yourself in Heaven.Jimmy rest in peace because you deserve it, for a job well done. Thank You
Donna, our heartfelt sympathy are with you during this time of sorrow. We have a son-in-law over there so we are very mindful of your hurt. Our prayers are that God will wrap you in his arms and grant you the comfort that you need. We love you.
My sincere heartfelt condolences and prayers are with you and your family in your time of bereavement.
Sweet Cpl. Jimmy Lee Shelton I am so glad we got to spend time together before you left to Iraq. I could never forget our boat trip getting caught out in the rain and making our stop at the Tiki Bar. Also watching the movies on the couch with Jennifer, Donna, Ana Marie,and Armani. We will always have you in our hearts and in our memories. You are truly one of a kind and a very special soilder, You dieing for your country has been very hard on us as your family. I am honored to be your Aunt.
I Love You and Will Miss You Always!!!!!
Hey brother, I was there the for the partying the days leading up to this, I was there the day we left for this place, and I was there the day god took you away from us, I carry your flag with me every day, Steven wrote a beutiful eulogy just wish he wasn't writeing about you, The guys are takeing it hard, but we know your in a better place. You'll always be with us. SCOUT OUT!!
Dearest Jimmy, How sad that you left this world before we got the chance to meet you. We just thought you had a long life ahead of you, and we would meet soon. It's just not right that your life was taken away from you at such a young age. You are a hero and we are so proud of what you did for our country. You have a place in history and will never be forgotten. God bless you and God bless the USA!
My sincere heartfelt condolences and prayers are with you and your family in your time of bereavement. Trust in the Lord and he will comfort you in your time of sorrow. "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help, my help [cometh] from the Lord, which made heaven and earth"(Psalms 121:1-2).Keep looking to God for your strength and he will continually bless you and your family.
Thank you so very very much Jimmy...men like you fight to protect women and children....like me and mine....we're all forever gratefull....all our Love we send to Donna, Jen, and the rest of the family....May God ease the pain of loss for you all, Amen
Jimmy Lee I will never forget you.
You will always be in my heart,you are a true solider. I Love You & Will Miss You Dearly.
Love your aunt and cousin,
Malissa & Robertico
We will miss you son very much, you were a brave soldier and great warrior in this hard day and time of war. I know you are in a great place now and are smiling down on us trying to figure out what jokes to play on us. You will be honored as you deserve to be, you are truly a great man and solder Cpl Jimmy Lee Shelton. Love your mother and Jennifer and Doug.