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February 15, 2015
I'll never stop remembering to, SGT Anderson, SSG Cooper, and LT Daily. RIP brother.

Pippin
January 22, 2015
It has been eight years since our beloved
Matt was killed in Mosul and yet the memories seem like only yesterday. We will always mourn our loss and also remember all the other brave men and women who served, are still serving or lost their lives. Our hearts go out to them.
June 20, 2014
I just recently learned that Matt was killed while serving in Iraq. I was in Matt's basic training platoon at Ft. Knox. He struck me as the kindest, most soft spoken guy in the unit, all the while being one of the strongest physically. It breaks my heart to know that our Grim Reapers platoon didn't survive these wars unscathed. And Matt is sorely missed. My condolences to his family and friends.
May 29, 2013
He will never be forgotten.
May 28, 2013
We would like to thank everyone who has signed Matthew's guest book. As parents we still grieve our loss and to know that so many wonderful people still remember him amazes us. Thank you all and God Bless.
May 07, 2013
To the family of Spc. Matthew T. Grimm:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Christian Memorial Day Remembrance worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, 26 May 2013. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the bordering states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 300 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars of our nation's history and give honor to all who have served in the United States Armed Forces and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each 8-foot cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of America's conflicts.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “Freedom:Free, but Costly.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and there place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of the Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the Memorial Garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel. The Memorial Garden will remain until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 27 May (Memorial Day).

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/286-7296) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans' name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/286-7296) or email the office (info@fortsnellingmcf.org) and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Saturday 25 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sunday, 26 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one's cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
January 15, 2013
To the family and friends of Spc. Matthew T. Grimm:
It has truly been my honor to sign Matthew's guest book these past few years. Unfortunately, due to complications from my Multiple Sclerosis, this may be the last message I'm able to write. Please forgive me and know that Matthew will always be remembered in my home.
With love and respect ~ Peggy
May 29, 2012
I have never forgotten him. I was a nurse at the 399th CSH and held him when he cried and cried with him, the night of Dec 12, 2006. I did what any other mother would do. And then I had him call his own. He touched my life. Even today I will never stop thinking of him and how he profoundly changed me as a nurse a mother and an officer. thank you Spc Grimm and Thank you to his mother for having born such a fine son.
April 23, 2012
To the family of Spc. Matthew T. Grimm:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Christian Memorial Day Remembrance worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday 27 May 2012. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the bordering states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 300 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars of our nation's history and give honor to all who have served the United States and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of America's conflicts.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “Lest We Forget Freedom's Cost.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of the Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the Memorial Garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/456-4410) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans' name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/456-4410) or email (info@fortsnellingmcf.org) the office, and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Saturday 26 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sunday 27 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one's cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
January 15, 2012
To the family and friends of Spc. Matthew T. Grimm:
Always remembering Matthew. "Some gave all."
October 08, 2011
Gone, but not forgotten.
July 28, 2011
May 30, 2011
On this Memorial Day, 4 years since Specialist Grimm was killed in action, I still think of this fine young American. I served as a surgeon in Mosul the same time as he did and treated jim for the Purple Heart he received not a month or two prior to his death. I can tell you at that moment, even with an enemy inflicted injury, he did not waiver in his commitment to his unit, his mission, or his country. I was proud to have had the opportunity to have met this young hero. May God bless his soul and I pray for his family and friends
May 08, 2011
To the family of Spc Matthew T Grimm:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 29 May 2011. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 200 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one. The Memorial Garden’s perimeter will be manned by members of the Patriot Guard and a honor guard from AMVETS Post #1 of Mendota will be posted at the entrance.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars in United States history and give honor to all who have served their country and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of our nation’s wars.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “A Believer’s Look at War.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the memorial garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/456-4410) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/456-4410) or email (info@fortsnellingmcf.org) the office and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat 28 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun 29 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
January 16, 2011
I did not know Matt, but from the comments from others he was a fine young man in every aspect. Even though most were not ready to let Matt go from this life, God needed him more right now. I want his family and friends to know I - like so many others - are thinking of him at this sad anniversary. Thank you Matt - we will see you again someday.
January 15, 2011
To the family and friends of Spc. Matthew T. Grimm:
Please accept my remembrance of Matthew on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
April 30, 2010
To the family of Spc. Matthew T. Grimm:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 30 May 2010. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses to represent all of the wars in United States history and give honor to all who have served their country and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled “A Day of Remembrance.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the memorial garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception; weather permitting will be outside of the Chapel.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (612/970-7866) or email (info@fortsnellingmcf.org) the office and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat 29 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun 30 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
March 16, 2010
To the Grimm Familly,
Your son was the most loyal friend and best solider I've ever met. I don't know what I would have done if Matt had never came into my life. He loved and loved and never asked for anything in return and by doing that he got everything from me. I will forever remember him and never give up the values of a simple Wisconsin man that I met in 2005. It has taken me this long to write this because of how hard it was for me to deal with his passing. I loved him like a brother and his spirit shines in the eyes of every man who ever met him. I will be making a visit to his grave site this year to pay my respects to the greatest human I've ever met. Thank you for bringing him onto this earth and may this find you well.
January 15, 2010
Remembering Spc. Matthew Grimm on this sad day. May he rest in peace and may his family have peace knowing that he is not forgotten.
January 15, 2010
To the family and friends of Spc. Matthew T. Grimm:
Remembering Matthew on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
September 16, 2009
TO THE GRIMM FAMILY,
I FOUND THIS MEMORIAL WEBSITE TODAY WHILE LOOKING AT OLD PICTURES OF YOUR SON AND I FROM BASIC TRAINING. MATT WAS MY BEST FRIEND AND HIS LIGHT WILL ALWAYS SHINE THE BRIGHTEST ON ME WHEN I FEEL IM AT MY DARKEST HOUR. NOT A DAY GOES BY THAT I DONT THINK OF MATT AND HIS SACRIFICE. GRIMM FAMILY, YOU ARE AND ALWAYS WILL BE IN MY PRAYERS.

SPC MATTHEW GRIMM GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN 15JAN2007
May 04, 2009
To the family of Spc. Matthew T. Grimm:

The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 24 May 2009. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled “Answering the Highest Call.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the memorial garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception in the Chapel’s Fellowship Hall.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (612/970-7866) or email (info@fortsnellingmcf.org) the office and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat 23 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun 24 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
February 19, 2009
We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families. War does not discriminate – It breaks my heart to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,400 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com. If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely,
Kenna
January 19, 2009
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 Matthew, 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
www.donconoscenti.com
(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)
http://tinyurl.com/3o8gol



Sincerely,

Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom SSgt Vince – Lackland AFB

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

Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
http://tinyurl.com/6gey8b
January 15, 2009
To the family of Spc. Matthew T. Grimm:
Matthew gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
January 14, 2009
As the beneficiary of the first annual Corporal Matthew T. Grimm scholarship at Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids I am humbled by your ultimate sacrifice for myself and our country. I am about to begin my second semester at the University of Wisconsin Madison and I do so with sincere graditude for the support in your name my first semester. The Rohmeyer family are the benefactors of this scholarship. Knowing that I was honored with this scholarship in your name provided me the motivation to get me down the right path. I successfully acheived all A's in my classes: Intro to Chemestry, Honors Intro to Psychology, French and an additional class for freshmen. As I continue this strong foundation, I will not forget you and your sacrifice. Hopefully someday I'll make a difference in the world like you made in mine. Thank you, Gretchen W
June 18, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Spc Grimm!
May 02, 2008
To the family of Spc. Matthew T. Grimm:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 25 May, 2008. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, LTC Kenneth L. Beale, Jr. will preach a message entitled “The Price of Freedom” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat. 24 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun. 25 May, a “PrayerVigil for Peace” will be held. You are invited to stop by and light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden, then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
December 28, 2007
I did not know Matthew, but I have read many great things about those who have fallen, and Matt sounds like an exceptional young man. I extend sympathy to his family and friends, and I know his spirit looks down on us. Thank you Matt for your sacrifice, and for touching those around you.
October 28, 2007
To the family of Matthew Grimm:
I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your son. Since I am also a Grimm, you are all part of my extended family, and I grieve with you.
My late uncle was also named Eldon, and he was a well-known consultant to the NY stock exchange and died in 1980. My father was David Grimm, and their father, August, I believe was raised in Wisconsin and moved to California.
My thoughts any prayers are with you all in this difficult time.
August 16, 2007
There is nothing that I can say or do to take away the pain or bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer you and your family my heart felt condolences. I also offer you my prayers that in time the pain will easy and the memories of your HERO will carry you through each day and night. I want to thank your HERO, for his/her selfless act of becoming a member of the armed forces, his/her willingness to defend the United States of America, all that we hold sacred and for the sacrifice that will forever be etched in the memories of all those who knew him/her. Though tears can never bring him/her back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that he/she made and our sorrow at his/her passing. I believe for every fallen HERO there is a star shining brightly up above to remind us of the precious gift we were given.

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

I made a special promise to LE RON A. WILSON, 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)
August 06, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Spc Grimm and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
April 22, 2007
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. PLEASE ACCEPT OUR CONDOLENCES AND PRAYERS FOR YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. WE KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH. ON JANUARY 22, 2007 WE LOST OUR SON-IN-LAW TO AN IED IN IRAQ. NICK WAS IN 2/7 CAV AND LOVED BEING A SOLDIER. HE LEFT BEHIND A YOUNG WIFE AND A NEWBORN SON. THESE YOUNG HEROES WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN BY US. MATTHEW SEEMS LIKE A RESPONSIBLE YOUNG MAN WHO STEPPED UP AND DID HIS DUTY. WITHOUT SUCH BRAVERY THERE WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN A UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. WE MIGHT STILL BE A BRITISH COLONY. TONY BLAIR ONCE SAID THAT TWO PEOPLE HAVE DIED FOR YOU. JESUS DIED FOR YOUR SOUL AND THE AMERICAN G.I. FOR YOUR FREEDOM. THANK YOU,
April 18, 2007
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS. I HAVE JUST LEARNED OF YOUR GREAT LOSS AND WISH TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES. 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. I PRAY THAT PEACE WILL BE FIND YOU ALL SOMEDAY. GODSPEED AND SEMPER FI.

A PROUD MARINE MOM
February 06, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy to the Grimm family in the loss of Matthew. I did not know Matthew, 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. Matthew 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
Tom

"To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
February 02, 2007
“Soldier”
Written to Honor the Service of Our Fallen Soldiers

Soldiers write history, we pay the price
Many miles distant, you live the life
Entered the Battle of our own free will
Out of Duty for Country, and we’d do it still

We hope and pray that all will find peace
In God, in the flag, in memories of valor
Gone now, our pride and courage you see
“An Army of One” our motto forever

Willing to risk all for love of our Brothers
We’re still Your Soldiers…and we showed the way
Our Lives too short, now pray for the others
Lived free died Heroes in lands far away

Deep within souls all cherished our Service
We’ll always have what some never know
Courage and Honor, our names forever
Lived life with purpose…just our time to go

We march in the Heavens with Honor and Glory
Missions accomplished we fought the Good Fight
Many years from now…we’ll tell the full story
Until that Day we will live in the Light

Our lives we laid down in a land far away
Still watching o’er you this night and by day
No need to talk…just know we are with you
There in your hearts and we hear what you pray

Yes we are your soldiers
Our lives we laid down
Still We guard o’er you
Still Duty bound

Entered the Battle of our own free will
Out of Duty for Country, and we’d do it still
We’ll always have what some never know
Lived life with purpose…it was our time to go
February 01, 2007
To Mr. and Mrs. Grimm,
I hope that everyday is getting just a little bit easier. I know that not a moment goes by in the day where I don't think about whats happened to us. Matthews services were beautiful, and I know that they're looking down at us and they are so proud of how stong we are. Please take care of yourselves and know that I am only a phone call away if you need anything.
February 01, 2007
My heartfelt sympathies to your family. My heart breaks with each new name added to this list, and I am saddened by your loss. Know that you are surrounded by prayers, grace and the deep gratitude of all who live in freedom. My God hold you in his arms and grant you peace. Please find joy in the memories of your loved one and comfort knowing so many are holding you in their hearts.
January 29, 2007
It was an honor to be allowed to attend the sevice for Matthew. I know that words cannot do much to ease the pain of this loss but my hope is that our standing by helped in some small way. Matthew was a hero and his loss is felt deeply by many.
January 29, 2007
I wanted to offer my deepest sympathy for Grimm's family. Grimm was with my brother in-law Brent Dunkleberger on 12-12-06 when the Humvee they were in was hit with an RPG, and Brent was killed. Our family knows to well how you feel. Remember to hold the good memories of him close to your heart. I will keep you in my prayers.
January 28, 2007
Our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Matthew. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that the deep pain you feel can be in some part eased by the fond memories you have of Matthew. Please know our family will never forget the sacrifice this brave and selfless man and his family have made. God be with you all. Rest in peace dear soldier, your courage and bravery will not be forgotten.

Cara and Mark Rogers

Wisconsin
January 28, 2007
Please accept our sympathy for your loss, and our prayers that God sustain you in this time of sorrow. We are ever thankful for the work and sacrifice of your Soldier, Matthew, and will honor his memory by keeping him and your family in our prayers.
January 25, 2007
My step-daughter Jennifer got to know Matthew through the Soldiers Angels program. She really cared about him and has been very upset by his loss. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends and everyone who knew him.
January 24, 2007
Family and Friends:


I am so sorry to hear the loss of Spc. Matthew T. Grimm. He is forever in my eyes a True American HERO! I did not know Matthew but on 1/9/07 I lost my best friend in Fallujah, Iraq. I am not going to tell you "i understand how you feel" but I would like to say how sorry I am for you loss. May your memories bring you comfort. Matthew will never be forgotten, for he is watching over all of you and will always be with you. GOD BLESS ALL OF OUR SOLDIERS!
January 23, 2007
I met Matthew through Soldier's Angels Letter Writting Team.We emailed each other and I was looking forward to getting to know this brave young man.I will be keeping the family in my prayers.
Matthew will not be forgotten.
January 23, 2007
My friend Jen who was Matthew's Angel told me of who he was and what a great person / soldier he was. I am very sorry for your loss. He was a true hero and a wonderful man at such a young age. My thoughts and prayers are with Matthew's friends and family, may you find peace in your hearts and know that Matthew is in a better place.
January 22, 2007
I am so sorry for the loss of Matthew. I didn't know him personally, but from everything I've heard and read about him, he was a true hero and will be terribly missed. The family, friends and loved ones of Matthew are in my thoughts.
January 22, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
January 22, 2007
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of Matthew. My friend Jen told me how great of a person he was and I know he will be missed. He was a hero to us all by protecting our great country.
January 22, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. Matt and all of his loved ones are in my prayers.
I didn't know Matt personally but was made aware of his sacrifice by his friend, Jen. I also have loved ones over there and pray that peace might come to the region so that good, young people like Matt might be brought home to safety soon.
January 22, 2007
My prayers are sent to your family and friends. Your memory will live on through them. Your courage and bravery will always be remembered by our country.
January 22, 2007
I am so sorry for the loss of this young hero! I know he made a valuable impression on someone I hold dear. Godspeed to Matthew's family!
January 22, 2007
Our granddaughter, Jennifer, is one of your Soldier's Angels. It is people like her that help give our military men and women "a face" and make them heroes.
Our prayers are with the family of this fine young American,as well as those, like our Jennifer who stay in touch and keep the dream of home real.
January 22, 2007
I did not know Matthew, but my daughter Jen knew him through Soldiers' Angels. She was devastated when she heard the news. She said he was a great person. God bless him for his sacrifice. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family. Matthew may have been young in years, but he was a man in every sense of the word and a true hero.
January 22, 2007
I don't know Matthew Grimm personally but he made a great impression on my friend Jen. I feel for your family and I pray that you will see Matthew again and know that he is Home. Thank you Matthew for all you have done for us!! God bless you!
January 22, 2007
We are all very sorry for the loss of this hero. The Angels took care of you on earth and they will continue to take care of you through your journey in heaven.
January 21, 2007
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
He will always be remembered for so many things. Thank You Matthew for all you've done.
January 21, 2007
Grimm Family & Friends: I am so sorry about the loss of your loved one. I just want to honor Spc. Grimm & let you know that I appreciate his service & sacrifice for a cause greater than himself. I know it is because of him & folks like him that I get to enjoy all the freedoms I have. God Bless You.
January 21, 2007
I am a Soldiers' Angel and just wanted to say how sorry I am for the loss of this Hero.
January 21, 2007
I'm a Soldier's Angel. I wanted to say how very sorry I am for the loss of SPC. Matthew Grimm. America has lost another Hero. May the peace and love of Christ bring you comfort in the the difficult days ahead. You are in my thought and prayers.
January 21, 2007
I am a Soldiers' Angel and want to send my prayers for Mathew and family. He was a true hero and is in God's arms now. God Bless him and all of our soldiers.
January 21, 2007
My sister was one of Matthew's "unofficial Angels" and emailed him on a regular basis. In the short time she knew him he came to mean a great deal to her. His death devastated her. Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss. Please know that he was loved by so many people. I will keep Matthew, his family and his friends in my thoughts and prayers.
January 21, 2007
To say that Chris and I are going to miss Grimm is a gross understatment. I dont need to share what a contagious person he is, because most of these people know this. It makes me so happy to think of all the times I know that he made my husband laugh, and all the times he kept him in line when they were in Korea together!! My husband really loved you Grimm!!! He actually used the word love!! He is just a lovable, respectful person. He WILL be in our hearts front and center all the time. I think about his family constantly, and if I could jump on a plane just to hug them, I would...Grimm meant that much and more to Chris. I pray for them everyday that the cloud and sorrow will be lifted and only memories of his life (as bright as his blue eyes) remain. We love you Grimm.
January 21, 2007
I am from Soldiers'Angels and just want to express my condolences.
January 21, 2007
To the family, friends and loved ones of this Hero, Matthew T. Grimm, I offer my prayers and condolences. I am a member of Soldiers Angels and also the mother of a soldier. Matthew was an amazing person, he touched so many lives with just a simple email and made a connection some people never make in a lifetime. I have no doubt he is guarding the gates of Heaven or soaring on the wings of eagles right now.
His memory will live in the hearts of many proud Americans forever.
Rest in peace SPC Grimm
January 21, 2007
I too was raised in El Paso, Texas and I'm also with Soldiers Angels were I learned of this terrible loss. I hope this guest book helps you see just how important Matthew was to so many even if they had never met him. I would also like to respectfully ask to stitch Matthew's memorial as I'm with the American Soldier Memorial Project as well. May God bless and keep you in your time of need and always.
January 21, 2007
My heartfelt condolences are being sent to the Grimm family. Words can not express the sorrow I feel deep in my heart.
January 21, 2007
Dear Matthew,
I never knew you but it seems that you knew the love and concern of many other Soldier's Angels across our great country!! Today we all cry with your family, friends and other Angels because of your ultimate sacrifice. All of our hearts are broken. Rest in peace dear Matthew and thank you.
Barbara
Soldier's Angel
January 21, 2007
When I signed Matthew up for Soldiers' Angels, I had no idea how many lives he was going to touch. Including mine. Matthew was a sweet guy who never asked for anything but pictures of my hometown. He always said his family took good care of him. I want you know that Matthew was very near and dear to my heart and he is deeply missed. My prayers are with your family.
January 21, 2007
As a member of Soldier's Angels, I've had the pleasure to write to Matthew. He was definately something special, he always asked me questions and what I wanted to talk about but was never afraid to tell me anything. He bragged about the soldiers in he fought with and he talked about his parents a lot. He was funny and cracked jokes about his job and really made light of every situation. I'm so glad that I got to know him, we became friends after only a few days and ever since then we kept in contact almost everyday except for when he would go on missions. You raised an amazing son and one incredable soldier.
January 21, 2007
I am a Soldiers' Angel and I wrote to Matthew from my camp on the bayou in Louisiana on New Year's day. I tried to describe the cypress trees to him and the peacefullness of the area. I hope it brought some calm into his life if only for a moment. My heart and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.
January 21, 2007
To Matthew's Family,
I am also a member of Soldiers' Angels. We Angels keep each of our HEROES in our hearts. Regardless if we have ever "met" them or not they are ONE OF OUR OWN. Matthew is a True Hero. My Deepest Sympathy to your family. God Bless You All.
January 21, 2007
I just joined soldiersangels at the beginning of this month to help support a soldier. Everyone that was blessed with the chance to talk to Matt has such fabulous things to say about him. I wanted to express my sadness and heartfelt condolences on the loss of Matt. I am sorry, so very sorry!
Love, Wendy
January 21, 2007
Dear Matthew's family,
I am also a Soldiers' Angel and I am so sorry for your loss. Matthew was an amazing young man and he touched my heart with his emails. Matthew and you are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless,
Marie May
January 21, 2007
Please accept my deepest sympathies. Our country weeps for the loss of such a fine heroic young man. I am also a member of Soldiers Angels. My family sent Matthew a "Hero" Letter just after New Years to let him that we supported him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He won't be forgotten.

It is not enough to understand, or to see clearly. The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity, by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task.
-- Robert Kennedy
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January 21, 2007
My deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the family of this great Hero. He's in our hearts at Soldiers' Angels and will not be forgotten. We were fortunate to have him in our lives for a moment. May God bless his family; our prayers go out to help them through this difficult time.
January 21, 2007
I am a member of Soldier's Angels as well. I was not blessed to have Matthew as my soldier, but when one soldier is taken from us, it affects us all. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you today and everyday. We will not forget him!!! He gave the ulitmate sacrifice for his country, his friends, his family and his fellow troops. He is a true HERO! If there is ever anything your family needs, please reach out to us - we are here for you just as we were here for Matthew. He is missed very much!!
God Bless
Terri in Tennessee
Soldier's Angel
January 21, 2007
As my fellow Soldiers Angel Jennifer said, I, too wrote a letter to Matthew and got an email from him and then one almost everyday! Although our friendship was cut short, I shall treasure it forever. He was funny, warm, bright and I felt like I had known him forever.
He was a delight and a treasure.
He spoke often and lovingly of his family so I can only hope their faith and love will get them through his painful time.
Matthew, Rest in Peace
I will never forget you.
God bless your family and friends
January 21, 2007
Your family has lost someone very special...Matthew, who touched so many lives. We want to honor his memory, and to let you know you are being held close in our hearts and prayers.
January 21, 2007
Sending my deepest sympathy to Spc. Matthew Grimm's parents and family.
Ohio angel,
January 21, 2007
To the family of Spc. Matthew T Grimm
I am also a Soldiers Angel and wanted you to know that I am deeply sorry for the loss of Matthew. He was a true hero to us all. I didn't know him personally, but being a Soldiers Angel, losing Matthew was like losing one of my own. My heart goes out to the Grimm family, you're in my thoughts and prayers.
May God Bless!
January 21, 2007
As a Soldiers' Angel it seems that every soldier is "our soldier" and the loss of one is hard for us all. My family and I will keep Matthew's loved ones in our prayers in the coming days and weeks; a courageous young man that won't be forgotten!
January 21, 2007
To
the family and friends of Matthew.I am a Soldiers Angel. I did not know
your son-friend but i do know of the many great things the angels had
to say about him. There is no way to say how sorry we are for your loss
but please find comfort in knowing he is a HERO. He will forever be a
name ingraved in our hearts. Thank You Matthew, for everything.
January 21, 2007
Please accept my deepest sympathies. As a member of Soldiers Angels, I share in your loss. I did not know Matt personally, but a HERO he was for his hard work and ultimate sacrifice. May God bless your family.
January 21, 2007
I am, also, a soldiersangel, I had written to Matthew, but he did not have time to respond. I am so sorry for your loss. Matt was a favorite with the Angels. Now he is truly an angel. My condolences.
January 21, 2007
Dear Matthew's family,
I too am a Soldiers' Angel, I did not know Matthew, however, we all stick together. Words cannot express the grief we go through when one of our own is called. You and everyone who knew Matthew are in my prayers.
January 20, 2007
i'm sorry for your family's loss. all though we share a last name i never knew him personally i just felt as though we must be connected in some way down the branches of a family tree. i pray for an end to this war so no more families have to suffer a tragic loss like this one. God bless.
January 20, 2007
Please accept my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy regarding the loss of your loved one. He is a hero and will not be forgotten.
Rest in Peace Brave Soldier
January 20, 2007
To Matt's family:

I'm a member of Soldiers' Angels, and I was one who had unofficially adopted him. We've emailed back and forth pretty much every day since we "met." I sent him a letter and he responded with an email called "From your soldier." And from that moment on, that's exactly what he was: my soldier.

Matthew touched my life and my heart in such a short period of time. Although his loss absolutely devastated me, I also thank God that Matt and I found each other. As much as losing him hurts, I'm honored to have been one of his Angels and I wouldn't trade a minute of it for the world.

Matthew was brave, funny, smart and loving. But then again, I don't have to tell any of you that. You were all blessed to have him in your families. As much as I hurt, I can only imagine what this is like for all of you.

I guess I just wanted you to know that I'm out here, that there was a woman in Ft Myers, FL who had been writing to your son, your brother, your friend, and that he touched my life and my heart. I can't believe I won't be getting another email from Matt again.

Please know that I'm thinking of and praying for you all. I'm so sorry that you lost Matthew, but I'm also so glad that you had the opportunity to have an amazing hero like him in your life.
January 20, 2007
REST IN PIECE MY FRIEND YOU HAVE EARNED YOUR WINGS IN HEAVEN, TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS HOLD CLOSE TO YOUR HEART ALL THE MEMORIES THEY WILL BRING YOU COMFORT.
January 19, 2007
my deepest sympathy in the tragic loss of your son, matthew- i hope that the happy memories that you have of him gets you through this difficult time.
January 19, 2007
To the Family of Spc. Matthew T. Grimm:
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 legacy.com 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
January 19, 2007
God Bless our hero and his family..

You will never be forgotten and always loved..

(Navy wife)
January 19, 2007
As an El Pasoan and as the mother of a son recently enlisted in the Army, I wanted to send my condelences. Please know that although myself and many, many others here in El Paso did not personally know this young man, we grieve with you. You are and will continue to be in our prayers.
January 18, 2007
January 18, 2007
Spc. Matthew T. Grimm
you are my hero
may god keep you in his arms forever.
January 18, 2007
We are sorry to hear of the loss of yet another young soldier. A hero. May God embrace you and comfort you as only he can. Our prayers are with you.
Aunt & Uncle of Lance Cpl James R. Davenport KIA 11/22/06
January 18, 2007
I am so sorry for the loss of Spc.Matthew T. Grimm. If there are any brothers or sisters, please contact me. I am the Founder for Gold Star Siblings, Inc.
God Bless
January 18, 2007
Rest in Peace Spc. Matthew T. Grimm and may the Peace and Comfort of God, be with the Grimm family.
You are in my prayers.
January 18, 2007
Unknown to us only,loved and known by God Himself.
January 17, 2007
Please accept my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy regarding the loss of this Brave Warrior, unknown in this war torn country, so far away from home.

May they learn his identity so this family may have the peace and comfort needed for this un consolable loss.
May this Hero rest safely in the Care of God. He Will Never Be Forgotten.

There is and never will be enough ways, to humbly thank these service men and women, who are willing to serve so far from home, knowing the dangers involved. I am the sister of a Vietnam Hero, KIA-1967.

"Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid, they have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices".
~ PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN ~

May the Peace and Guidance of God, be with those involved in learning who this Hero is.
This entire nation morns this loss and will pray that
he may rest in peace and be known to all the country, by name, for the sacrifice he made.
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