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February 02, 2015
I might just be going back to the temple with more names so just to keep you's True you know so thanks for what you did and what you're doing now....God Bless
January 24, 2015
Thank you my brother, friend and hero!!!...Miss you!!!...forever missed and loved!!!
May 26, 2014
Today is Memorial Day 2014, a day when we honor and pay respect and homage to the courageous men and women of our military forces who gave their lives in the name of Freedom, who fought for our country and served the cause of liberty. You are one of those brave men, Meresebang, and we owe you so much. We can never repay the debt we owe, but we can show our respect and gratitude, especially today, for your sacrifice. No tribute is great enough, but we honor you and remember...
May 25, 2014
Alii Cuz... Thank you for your service and brave heart. We had so much fun growing up.. I wish you were here but you in the rightly place of yours.. I am sure you are taking care of dear loved ones up there. You will never be forgotten. I love and miss you sebang.
May 23, 2014
Alii Sebang...Miss you!
May 22, 2014
I miss, cousin.
May 16, 2014
My friend i miss you much I wish i could say high i miss you P.Pesko
April 26, 2014
Ollei, belated happy birthday ! I am trying to add your name and all of your information to Veterans Display here in Oregon,iI will ask your dad if he will let me. Its such an honor for me to have your name/pix/little bio amongst these other fallen soldiers. Dilliaur,misses you, David is graduating from college next month you and him had so much fun back in st.Louis. we love and miss you
March 24, 2014
Alii and Aloha Cousin,

We miss you and still thinks of you now and then. Thank you for bring so much joy to our lives while we were young. You left to soon but God is in charge of your time table. Thank you for you life you shared with us. I am sure you busy on the other side.. Happy Birthday since today is your birthday. I love you, Cuz..
February 12, 2014
Meresebang, although you and I never met, you and my son-in-law, Rhoan Laymon, knew each other and served together in the same unit in Iraq. Since your death, your parents and I have become friends, and I have gotten to know you a little bit because of that friendship and through their love for you. Years will pass, but your memory will live on in the hearts of those you loved and who love you still. I wish we had met, Meresebang, but I hope to someday soon meet your loving parents. Freedom is not free, as those who have fought for it know better than anybody else. Rest in peace, Meresebang. With respect and admiration, Valerie Smrtic.
February 12, 2014
Alii my son....we miss you much but we feel closer and encouraging us to keep moving forwards with faith....oh ALII e March 22nd at Melekeok....
February 12, 2014
Alii My Son.....we feel you always closer and as always encouraging us to keep moving forward with faith.....Lets party on the March 22nd at Melekeok....
February 10, 2014
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
January 17, 2014
Alii Meresbang,
i stopped by to say hi and let you know how me, faith, david misses you !!!
May 27, 2013
Remembering your son on this Memorial day. My son Adam Herold died June 10, 2007 on the same bridge your son was guarding and that was bombed by the truck loaded with explosives.Bless you and your family.
June 11, 2012
June 10, 2012
To the family and friends of Cpl. Meresebang Ngiraked:
Always remembering Meresebang. "Some gave all."
June 12, 2011
Miss You Son. Hope you enjoyed those few hymns we sang.
June 10, 2011
To the family and friends of Cpl. Meresebang Ngiraked:
Please accept my remembrance of Meresebang on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
June 13, 2010
My thoughts and prayers were with you and your family as you remembered the anniversary of Meresebang's death. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that he served with dignity and honor. I held all of you extra close in my heart on his sacred day.
June 13, 2010
Hey Sebang,

You should be doing much better now that you're an Elder- keep up the good work.
June 10, 2010
To the family and friends of Cpl. Meresebang Ngiraked:
Remembering Meresebang on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
June 10, 2009
I miss you!!!

Wishing I was back home with the rest of the family on this very significant day.

We are all very proud of the things that you were able to accomplish in this life. This day, June 10th, is forever dedicated to you for as long as I live.


Remarii Ngiraked
June 10, 2009
To the family of Cpl. Meresebang Ngiraked:
Meresebang gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
June 09, 2009
Hey Sebang,
Today is June 10, 2009 so we'll be having our regular meeting with you at the same spot. I know you got more important things to do so we will try to be brief. Man, you know that fishing spot- someone found it too. I guess its ok- like you always say, "let 'em have it, but we'll get the fish. Love YA
May 08, 2009
As always, lead the way. We know you're there so boldly we go. We love you!
January 13, 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 1,300 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 or go to If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
August 18, 2008
Hey Son,
So I finally got you through the "A" and the "E" in the Manila Temple. I thought I heard you with the "others". Now that your fully equipped, honor your priesthood and continue henceforth only now your are enlisted with the Almighty God- a true strippling warrior. I love you!

Your Loving father,
John O. Ngiraked, Jr.
August 16, 2008
To the Family...
And Friends of Meresebang Ngiraked,

On that day June 10, 2007... Heaven truly became a better place with your and our sons arrival at the Gates of Heaven.... Time never seems to ease the pain in our Hearts... or yours... But knowing he has a friend... your son with him does bring a little comfort...
We recently attended the return of their unit from Iraq... Both of our sons were Honored by all the returning Soldiers... Many of the Soldiers are still hurting... They just never got any Closure... We feel so much pain for them... Some came over and Introduced themselves... Most couldn't get their Names or the " I'm Sorry" Out before they broke down... My Wife and I hugged them and calmed them Down... She was so strong... So if any of these Soldiers contact you... They are seeking to know that the US Army took care of these soldiers... They are hurting...
Please know that we would be honored to hear from you... So please contact us at your connivence... We took over our sons myspace/website/ his page is:
We will return our Contact info to you!!!

Parents Of LLythaniele Fender
June 29, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Cpl Ngiraked!
June 10, 2008
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.

The Wind on The Downs

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

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

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

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

I did not know Meresebang, but I am remembering
his service. He is my hero. !

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Other Side

i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.

can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.

i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side

the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
(Used with permission)

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

The Other Side –


Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom and MIL

Remembering The Fallen – Blog

Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
May 11, 2008
Hey! It's almost a year now son since God and His Army decided to take you with them to serve a higher purpose up there and I am so sure that is exactly what you been praying for-Serve well! I love you son.
April 26, 2008
It's been 10 months since my son's passing to serve another mission beyond the veil. I am so grateful for the many beautiful people who supported with words of encouragement-forgive me if I had not been considerate but as you know it has not easy ever since. From the bottom of my heart thank you all so much. To my son's roomate in the Army, Mr. James Richburg please write when you can (P.O.BOx 25 Koror Palau 96940). And to all of my brothers and sisters who lost a loved one in this war, my prayers and I hope I could be there. I really wish I could meet each and every one of you. I know our soldiers have a special place with God because He said so....Meresebang loved to serve and nothing else matters.
October 04, 2007
My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to the family of Meresebang Ngiraked. Thanks for your Soldier's Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and Freedom.
The price he and his family have paid, will never be forgotten.
In the days to come if you find yourself feeling like you can‘t go on , recall the years and days you were blessed by his presence, this is the one thing that cannot be taken away from you are your memories, may you find comfort there and may God’s Peace strengthen you through the difficult days ahead and the emptiness in your hearts!
I am the Sister of a hero, who made the Ultimate Sacrifice in 2005 in Taji, Iraq and time does make it hurt less.

"And God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes,
there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying,
there shall be no more pain.
For the former things have passed away."
Revelations 21:4

In His Memory,
Master Sgt James F. Hayes
1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Fort Campbell KY
September 18, 2007
Thanks everyone for all your genuine thoughts and prayers at times when it seems that our world is covered with dark clouds. One of this morning... I will be looking for him in Heaven and I cannot wait... I miss him dearly and my heart breaks for my mom whose pain is too much for words to describe... Thanks to all of you...

My brother lived a life... a great one... With a Mission... A Mission...

Thanks again...
August 18, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Cpl Ngiraked and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
August 08, 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 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 (KIA on 07/06/07) 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, 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.


Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
July 26, 2007
Sebang.. Ur my Hero fo Life Bro... I love U.. Rest in eternal paradise until we meet again!! Ur lil sis!
July 11, 2007

July 10, 2007
To the family of CPL.Meresebang Ngiraked, my deepest condolences to your family, you lost a son and the world lost a soldier. Remembering the Highlights of his greatest achievements will pull you through this hardship. My prayers and thoughts will be with you and your family always.
June 29, 2007

My heart is aching for I've lost someone dear to me. But at the same time I know that you're with Our Heavenly Father in a quiet resting place where peace and joy are found forever.

Let faith and love abound as you watch over us from up above. We will miss you but your memories will leave within our hearts forever.

Anastacio (your mom's cousin)

Ngerdimau - Ngerchelong
June 27, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
June 25, 2007
TO the family of NG,thats what we called him he was a great soldier. i had the spent a long time with him as my roomate in ait and in korea. GOD BE WITH YOU NG..
June 24, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy to the Ngiraked family in the loss of Meresebang. I did not know Meresebang, 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. Meresebang you are my hero and you will NEVER be forgotten.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace

"To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
June 21, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
June 20, 2007
God bless the family and friends of Meresebang.
You will all be in our prayers.
Thank you Meresebang for being such a brave hero.

(In remembrance of Cpl. Joey Cantrell 4-4-07)
June 16, 2007
Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Our country was built around freedom and democracy and without those who are willing to sacrifice themselves for this we would not be a country.
June 15, 2007
Dear Family of Meresebang Ngiraked,
My heart is filled with sadness and at the same time with gratitude knowing that your loved one has lost his life in service to America. His sacrifice, and your loss, becomes another in the long line of those willing to give themselves completely to the cause of freedom. Those of us standing in the shadow of such sacrifice stand humbled, even awed.
I pray for you that you will know the Peace of the Lord Jesus in this, your time of grief. And may you find comfort in the presence of friends and family.

God Bless you!
June 15, 2007
i am saddend by the lost of someone you and your family love so deeply the bible speaks of death as a enemy and when i read of so many young ones losing thier life i realize just what a horrible enemy death is,but the god of comfort gives us the hope that he will be with us during such times.and give us peace
June 14, 2007
To the Family and Friends of this Soldier:
I will stand in grief with this soldier's family to honor him. For every fallen HERO there is a bright star that shines in the evening sky to remind us of the cherished gift we were given – even if for too short a time.
My heart breaks again as I sign yet another guest book of another courageous young soldier who gave their life so selflessly. I wish I never found myself in a position to have to sign another guestbook for the rest of my life, but I promised Brent that neither he nor any like him would be forgotten and so I will continue until the day there is no longer the need.
We lost our son SFC Brent A. Adams on 12/1/05 and it seems like yesterday. I wish so badly there were things I could say to you right now to make the pain you are feeling go away, but I know first hand there simply are no words that will bring you the comfort and peace your heart aches for. Just know that you are not alone. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you all as you go through this tragedy moment by moment and as you mourn this loss.
We don't know each other, will probably never meet, but will forever be united in the loss of our Heroes. We have, unfortunately joined a group none of us wanted to join, an ever-growing group of families in this situation. May God grant you peace and strength to get through this and be able once again to smile at a memory rather than have only the tears that flow so easily now. To be so proud of your loved one and so saddened at the same time is a mix of emotions very difficult to deal with as our hearts both burst with pride and pain together.
I am sorry that I never knew your soldier personally. While they can never be replaced, neither will they ever be forgotten. You must trust that sometime, someday the loving memories you have will help to sustain you and help you go on. This courageous soldier will forever be your Angel watching over you all for the rest of your lives. It's what brings me some measure of peace and comfort and I hope it will you as well.
To his family and friends in pain, I offer this comfort: When you find yourself in that dark sorrowful place, think not only of how you will miss him, but instead recall the years, days, hours and minutes gifted to you by his presence. The one thing that cannot be taken from you is your wonderful memories that now will mean more than ever.
If you ever want to talk, I'm only an e:mail away and would love for you to tell me more about your Hero.
God Bless this soldier and family who gave all and God Bless for setting up this site where families can so quickly share their condolences and prayers with others like themselves.
Proud Parents of SFC Brent A. Adams, KIA, 12/1/05, Ramadi, Iraq
Pam and Bill Adams, Lancaster, PA
June 13, 2007
My prayers and thoughts are with you.
I know how you feel losing a son, Becoming a "Gold Star" Mother myself on 25 March.. The sacrafice our sons and daughters are making on a daily basis should tell us all..These young HEROS knew full well what they were doing and did it proudly When you hug your little one tonight.... Remember... We also hugged ours and now they are protecting you..We.. as Americans need to make the "Ultimate Sacrafice" by supporting all our military(HEROS)...the Proud Mom of SGT. Jason W. Swiger
5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne,Fort Bragg, N.C. KIA 3/25/007
June 13, 2007
I am Deeply Saddened to learn of the loss of Cpl. Meresebang Ngiraked, the Price this Brave Young Soldier and his family have paid for this country and for freedom, Will Never Be Forgotten.

May Meresebang rest safely now, in the Loving Care of God and may the Grace and Comfort of the Lord be with the Ngiraked family.
There will Never Be Enough Ways to Humbly Thank these Heroes for their Supreme Sacrifice, my brother among them. Killed in action in Vietnam in 1967.

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

Hoping you can feel the thoughts of caring and support that surround you today and in the days ahead, as this Country mourns with you, for Someone Very Precious to you, Who Is A Hero to all of us.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
June 13, 2007
As the mother of a son (my only child) who is enlisted in the Army, I want to send my condolences.
June 12, 2007
Know in your heart that you are a true hero and will never be forgotten. All gave some, some gave all. Rest in peace. You will be missed by everyone’s life you have touched.

To the family, as the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family, friends, and all Americans for the sacrifice of one of your family members for our freedom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in the loving embrace of our Heavenly Father.
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