To the Bowden Family, Please accept my deepest condolences for loss of your loved one and Hero Joshua, and my sincerest gratitude for his service for our country.
God Bless you Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Bowden...you will not be forgotten.
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your loved one's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at email@example.com with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Bowden family in their loss. I am one of millions of Americans that he was protecting. When I saw the photo taken at Arlington National Cemetery it touched me deeply. He served his country well. My prayers are with you all.
Thank you SSG Joshua Bowden for your service and sacrifice. My deepest sympathy to your family.
God Bless all you. SPC 5 Robert R Mabrey 12th Air Cav D Troop.Thank you brother.
My heartfelt thoughts, prayers & condolences from Ohio.
Thank you Joshua. Thank you for being willing. Thank you Bowden family. Somewhere along the way you said the right things, did the right things that helped make Joshua count.
I did not know SSGT James I want you to know that I am deeply sorrowful for your loss. I pray for your family and I am thankful to SSGT James for his dedication to our country.
It was so sad to hear about Staff Sgt. Bowden. I personally did not know him, but I felt his presence as our country's protector. I slept while he watched over me and the whole country. He was a hero. I am so grateful for his courage and sacrifice. No words come to me to comfort you. His bravery was exceptional. How do these soldiers give up everything for people they don't know. Their ideals amaze me. Thank you Josh.
Johns Creek, GA
My deepest sympathy goes out to your family. I am a resident of Douglasville who hadn't heard of SSGT. Joshua Bowden until I accidently went thru downtown Douglasville on the Sunday he was bought home to rest. I lost my 29 year old brother in 2005 to Operation Iraqi Freedom. I know no words is of comfort to this family right now but trust me as time goes on only the memories that made him so special to you will be etched in your hearts and mind. You will smile again. I want to thank SSGT. Joshua Bowden for his ultimate sacrifice
To the Bowden Family, Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one and hero Joshua, and my sincerest gratitude for his service for our country.
God Bless you Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Bowden...you will not be forgotten.
I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Joshua will never be forgotten.
For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I'm home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I'm only a civilian
And I don't even know if it's allowed
But I salute you; allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.
For those missing in action;
for those who didn't make it home.
I know you're in God's presence you are not alone.
For every neatly folded flag;
for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.
I salute you, allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you .
I Salute You.
Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt
SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq -
We were at your memorial service at Fort Carson, CO this morning. May you rest in peace. You will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family and for your sweet little boy.
God rest your soul SSGT Bowden. My son-in-law served with you on your last deployment. We are all deeply saddened, through his friendship with you, by your passing. He stated you were a great friend and warrior. Thank you for your service and God bless your family and give them grace in this very difficult time.
My prayers to your family but thank you for your sacrifice so we may still be a land of the free. God has gained another angle and we have lost a brave soul. Rest in peace after a hard race.
Again, I am crying for another mother's pain.
I have three sons, I can not imagine losing a single one! We Americans take so much for granted !!! Lord grant peace to this family, and ALL families, of brave young souls , like SSgt Bowden!
My heart and prayers are with you, my son and grandson have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Thank you for you service and sacrifice for your country and my freedom. We are praying for peace and comfort for your family and many friends. May you fine eternal peace in heaven in the arms of GOD. Rest in Peace, you are a HERO.
Our prayers are with the family on your loss. He was serving his country and gave the full sacrifice. May he rest in peace.
My heart breaks for you, my son was in Iraq three times I know the hell you have been through and can imagine the hell you are going through now. A parent should never have to bury a child, no wife should be widowed at such a young age, no child should have to grow up without their dad. God bless you and his wife, son and all the people he touched, thank you for your sacrifice for our freedom. Josh is a hero.
Go rest high on that mountain SSGT Bowden.. your work here is done and your sacrifice was great. God Bless you and your family and may they find comfort in knowing that you will not be forgotten.
Mom of Navy Corpsman.
I salute your veteran. My condolences for your loss and gratitude for your loved one's service to our country.
Your Dad is a true hero, someone we all look up to and thank from the bottom of our hearts for his sacrifice. We thank you and your Mom for your sacrifice, too. You are far too young to lose your Dad. We are praying for you, your mom and your entire family. May God give you all strength and peace.
This entry is in memory & honor of SSGT Josh Bowden who has fought a good fight. My thoughts & prayers are with Josh and his family as he enters eternal life.
Prayers of comfort and strength for the families. Angel wings earned in Heaven.
God Bless you son as you make your transition. Thank you for your sacrifice for my freedom, my life!
Roy & Deborah Adams prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Thank you for having such a fine son to give us a safe place to live. Josh is a true hero in every aspect of the word Thank You Josh Bowden
To Josh - Thank you for your service, and for giving the ultimate sacrifice, for the United States of America. You ARE a hero.
To Josh's loved ones - Thank you for your sacrifice, as well. I can scarcely imagine the pain of your loss. My thoughts and prayers, and my heart are with you. Josh's service, and your loss, do not go unnoticed, or unappreciated by the many of us who leave a message, here, yet never knew Josh, and don't know you.
I wish you God's comfort and peace.
I work with Ray at the AJC. With such a kind man as a father I can only imagine what a wonderful young man Staff Sgt. Josh Bowden was. May God give his family peace at this difficult time. Thank you for your sacrifices. Our Military families deserve our utmost respect and gratitude.
RIP My deepest sympathy to your loved ones.
May God bless Josh's family. They are in my thoughts and prayers.
SSG Bowden, your sacrifice will not be forgotten. You served this nation above and beyond what most citizens do. You gave the ultimate sacrifice for our safety and freedom, that says so much about your dedication and service to our nation. We will pray for you, your family and friends. God bless you.
SSgt Bowden - Josh, we thank you for your service to our great country. May God bring peace, comfort, and understanding to all that loved you.
Thank you for your service Josh and your families as well. May God bless each of you and may you forever rest in peace with our Lord!
Rest in Peace, HERO! May your name never be forgotten in the USA.
Thank you for your sacrifice to keep us safe. Prayers for you and your family.
God bless you! Thank you for serving!
Mom of a Marine
Thank You for your service to our country. You are a true hero to my husband and myself. Your sacrifice and that of your family and friends will always be remembered. "All gave some and some gave all
And some stood through for the red, white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some gave all" (Billy Ray Cyrus - Some Gave All)
Your service to your country is why the rest of us can live the type of life we choose to lead. Your honor and valor will always be remembered!
Thank you for serving, Josh and may God bless you and keep you in heaven for all eternity.
Thank you for your sacrifice to keep us safe. We are praying for you and your family.
God Bless your family during these times.
You will not be forgotten soldier.
Thank you for your sacrifice. You all are in our thoughts and prayers
Thank you for your service to our country.May God bless you and your family.
Ray and family, My deepest sympathies for your loss. May your memories of his well-lived life comfort you in the days ahead. Prayers for all of you.
My Deepest sympathy goes out to the Bowden family for their loss. Josh was a true American Hero and will never be forgotten.
Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May God be with your friends, family and fellow soldiers.
Thank you for serving our country. May you rest in peace. God bless you.
Thank You Josh,, It is men like you that give us our Freedom,May God welcome you home with open arms.
Grateful for the service of Joshua to this country. Praying for family and friends in your time of lost.
Thank you for your service to our country. I am so sorry for your loss. Your son was a hero.
Josh, thank you for serving our Country.
Thank you and your family for your ultimate sacrifice. Words will never cover my gratitude to you and yours. As a mother of a son in the AF and a nephew... my heart aches for you. Daphne
Thank you for your service to our country. As a mother of an Airman and of a soldier in the Army I know that you gave the ultimate sacrifice. All gave some, some gave all! RIP Fallen Hero and fly with the angels!
My sincerest condolences to the family.
The words of Abraham Lincoln to a bereaved mother seem appropriate:
I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
Dear Bowden Family, Everything is in God's hands.This prayer sustains me, as I too share your grief. My son, also 28, died in Afghanistan 3/11/2013. Your boy is so beautiful. I am so very sorry for this incredible loss to each of you and to our nation. Deepest Sympathies. Helen Keiser-Pedersen , mother of Cpt. Andrew Pedersen-Keel.
Thankyou for serving and protecting us. As a mother of two sons it is with the deepest respect that I say Thankyou for being a hero.
With deepest sympathy to the Bowden family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead...(Psalm 62:8).
You don't know me, nor did I ever know your son, but I weep for your loss, for this outstanding young man who put his life on the line for his country and for me. I am praying for all of you loved him. I pray you will know the peace and comfort that only God can bring.
Please accept my sincere condolences for your tragic loss. I hope and pray that the words of Isaiah 2:4 will soon be fulfilled.
Our family knows the pain & heartache your family is going through. We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
The Kirton Family
Army CPL Brandon Kirton
KIA 5/18/11 - Afghanistan
Thank you for your service. You and your family have paid the ultimate price. April and Kaden we are praying for peace and comfort in the days to come.
Family of Staff Sgt.Joshua J.Bowden, May God grant you peace and comfort. In your time of loss.You have my deepest sympathy.
My deepest condolences to the family, friends, and military unit of Staff Sgt. Bowden. We are grateful for Joshua's brave service to defend freedom and protect our way of life. We will not forget his ultimate sacrifice for us all. He is a true American hero. May he rest in Peace and may you have comfort at this time and healing for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers to Ray and his wife. If there is any thing we can do to help out, please let us know. All our love. Deborah and Priscilla, Associated Credit Union , AJC Branch.