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November 11, 2014
I took the kids for a scooter ride/walk in the giant cemetery at the end of our road on this Veteran's Day 2014. The kids brought their small American flags with them to place near a veteran's grave to honor a soldier today. They chose to honor Pfc Michael DeMarsico who gave his life for his country and they placed their flags at his grave. Thank you, Pfc DeMarsico, for your sacrifice.
September 03, 2014
Continued blessings to the Demarsico family! Michael you are remembered <. :)
September 01, 2014
Never Forgotten. R.I.P
August 15, 2013
Michael, I never got to meet you, my son was also in C Co. I know your mom on Facebook, you are so very much missed, I see it in her words every day. Tomorrow is the one year anniversary, and we are praying for all those who knew and loved you.
You will always be remembered in our home and honored. We set an extra place setting in our home for holidays. A card sits on the plate with your name on it asking everyone to remember the cost of freedom. It is a small thing, but it is from our heart.
Demarsico family, God bless and keep you always.
August 03, 2013
At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.
May 21, 2013
< (Michaels sideways peace sign) Never forgotten! PODS
May 20, 2013
PLEASE KNOW OUR SMYPATHY IS WITH YOU.
May 05, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 31, 2013
Hello,
We would like to express our deepest condolences and also to let the Demarsico Family know that we recently sent Care Packages to American troops in the war zones. Each box carried a dedication sheet that includes the name, service information and photo of your loved one. We recognize that this is a humble tribute, but we wanted you to know that it is heartfelt and made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals in the youth hockey community and beyond. We will not forget. May God Bless you and keep you strong.
Sincerely,
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign
September 26, 2012
I never met Michael, didn't need to nor is it necessary for any American to know who defends them. However, it is important to express our gratefulness for keeping us as safe as possible. Thank you Michael, my prayer will include you and yours tonight.

Vann, M.L.
Marine Nam Vet
September 23, 2012
<3
September 19, 2012
September 10, 2012
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (ps4fs@charter.net) 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 honor your son'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 gramman@comcast.net 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
September 05, 2012
To The family and friends of Michael, you do not know me but I spent many years in the Berkshires and I also joined the Army right out of HS just like Michael. I was so profoundly touched by his passing... to friends and family I want to offer my condolences and hope you get the support and love from friends and family during this mourning period. To Pfc DeMarsico.. I was a Pfc long before you were born, but from one soldier to another I salute you and thank you for your ultimate gift for my freedom. Your sacrifice will not be in vain. I plan to dedicate My FB page to Michael and other fallen soldiers on 9/11. Peace and love- Stephen Merriam
September 04, 2012
Just a "thank you!" for all you did
September 03, 2012
To Mike and Lisa & kids; I'm sorry we couldn't make the funeral services due to prior commitment plz know that we will continue to keep you and Mike in our thoughts and prayers until we all get rejoice and see him once again. Your friends, through our Lord, Keith and Trish Maynard & kids
September 02, 2012
our hearts and prayers go out to your family. God Bless
The OBriens, Arlington, MA
September 02, 2012
Heartfelt sympathy from another military mom
September 02, 2012
Lisa, my son Rysam, was in Basic with Demar. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bravo Families Forever - and if you are ever visiting the IBX of North Carolina, you have a place to stop in and relax.
September 02, 2012
The soldier, above all other men, is required to perform the highest act of religious teaching - "sacrifice." In battle and in the face of danger and death he discloses those devine attributes which his Maker gave when He created man in his pwn image. No physical courage and no brute instincts can take the place of devine
annunciation and spiritual uplift which will alone sustain him. However horrible the incidents of war may be, the soldier who is called upon to offer and to give his life for his country, truly, is the noblest development of mankind. God Bless You! Michael Robert DeMarsico II.

Our deepest and most profound sympathy to both the family & friends of this young hero.

Patriots
Department of Massachusetts
Military Order of the Purple Heart
September 02, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family for the sacrifice Michael and all of you have made for our nation.

Carol Bruce, Woburn, Ma.
September 02, 2012
To All Michaels Friends & Loved Ones,

I am very sorry that your friend & son made the ultimate sacrifice for fighting for our freedoms. I don't know any of you, but your son didn't know me either but he fought for me and my loved ones...EVERYDAY.I want you all to know that I thank him from the bottom of my heart. My God bless & keep you all in his tender loving care..
September 02, 2012
I'm so sorry for your loss of your Michael. Im sure you are so proud of him, and now your hearts are breaking. Please know you and Michael are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray you find some peace. God bless your family and may Michael rest in peace.
Sincerely, Laurie Hayes Gold star mother
September 01, 2012
Thank you Michael for serving our country. I am saddened by your passing & pray for strength for your family during this nightmare..To lose a son so young in age I couldn't bare. May god watch over all of you..

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft star-shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
September 01, 2012
To the family of Michael Demarsico II and to Michael, a true hero for his sacrafice. Thank you for giving of yourself and allowing all Americans to stand proud and free. Thank you Michael's family for giving us your son, our nations son. May he rest in peace and may his family find strength in each other to soldier on as he has and did. My deepest condolences to all of Michael's loved ones. With greatest respect and grattitude a military mom whoes son is currently serving in Afghanistan. Thank you, Ellie
September 01, 2012
May the support of family and friends help you all through this tough time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry for your loss.
September 01, 2012
This moment I pray. I pray for you in heaven.I pray for your Family and Friends who you have left. Your gone in sight but not in mind never forget what he meant you remember who he was and did for you and how he made an impact in your life and what courage he had to stand up and do something he beleived in. This is a sad day for our country.May you rest in piece Michael.. May your family and friends find closure and be at piece knowing your in good hands up in heaven.
September 01, 2012
May you find your way to God's safe arms and embrace him as he will embrace you
September 01, 2012
As a Ft. Lewis Army Mom whose son currently serves in the sand box, it is with profoundly deep sorrow that I bear witness from afar as Michael is laid to rest. Thank you, brave soldier, for the supreme sacrifice you have made for the benefit of others. Thank you, the DeMarsico family, for your own sacrifce and for supporting your son in his dedication and commitment to serve and protect. PFC. Michael R. DeMarsico holds a special place in my heart and in the heart of a grateful nation.
With love, respect and a genuine wish for peace throughout our world, Ann May (Loves Park, IL)
September 01, 2012
I salute Mike out of respect for his sacrifice for our Country. God Bless Him and His Family
September 01, 2012
To The DeMarsico Family - God Bless you all. Your son is a true Hero and will never be forgotten. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
September 01, 2012
Thoughts and prayers are with the Demarsico family. Pfc Demarsico, Thank you for what you did for our country, it takes a lot of courage to defend whats right. You are a true hero. Rest in Paradise.
September 01, 2012
I salute your veteran. My condolences for your loss and gratitude for your loved one's service to our country.
August 31, 2012
You will Always be in Our Hearts and Prayers
August 31, 2012
My thoughts and prayers always! You are a true hero. God Bless America and God Bless you!
August 31, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Mike THANK YOU for your courage, bravery and service to our country! You are a hero! You will never be forgotten...RIP
August 31, 2012
To the Demarsico family,
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and family during this difficult time. RIP Michael, you are surely loved by all~
Janet & Greg Lucia
August 31, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of his heroic young man. It is a parents worst nightmare to have to bury their child.,,,thank you Michael for defending our rights.
August 31, 2012
With Deep Sorrow to the Demarsico Family. Michael, THANK YOU for your Heroic Service!
August 31, 2012
Thank you to Micheals family for such an amazing personal sacrifice to our wonderful country. Words simply do not do justice to the appreciation and gratitude.

May he rest in peace.
August 31, 2012
Thank you PFC Michael Demarsico for your service and the ultimate sacrifice you made for our country. May God bless and keep your family during this time of sadness.
August 31, 2012
Memories live forever. Rest in Paradise Pfc. Michael Demarsico.....<3
August 31, 2012
August 31, 2012
August 31, 2012
I have been putting my thoughts together for few days just so I can now put them in writing. It is with a heavy heart that I attempt write these words. PFC Michael the day you deployed to heaven I had a phone conversation with your mom earlier that day. We had no idea that would be our last conversation of sharing our joy about having a son in the military. We laughed and talked about you and my oldest son. You both traveled the same road of Infantry all the way to Fort Lewis and the same Brigade. Though your deployments were different years and different places, you shared that common bond. We also talked about my youngest son and how you all are only 6 weeks apart and you both joined the military. It was a honor to share my deployment experiences with your Mom. Your mom joined our FB support group "Parents of Deployed Servicemembers" better known as PODS. Your mom is a true inspiration to everyone in the group. Now I know were you received your trait of caring from. You have a lovely family and I pray that while you are deployed to heaven that you keep a watch on all your love ones. You will live on forever in the hearts and minds of many people. RIP Soldier/Son.
August 31, 2012
PFC Michael Demarsico II American Hero
Thank you for defending our country and our freedom.
To the family of Michael Demarsico you are in my thoughts and prayers.
August 31, 2012
Thank you, brave warrior, for the ultimate sacrifice for my freedom. May you rest peacefully now in God's loving arms. My thoughts, prayers and heart are with your family.
August 31, 2012
August 31, 2012
You will never know the impact that this notice has on me. I will pray for this hero and his family. It is well deserved. Submitted With Much Love and Respect,
August 31, 2012
Deepest sympathy goes out to damarsicos family.r fallen soldier and hero will b truely miss and loved by all his family and friends.will always b missed and never forgotten
August 30, 2012
Thank you PCF Michael Demarsico II for your service to our country. You are a hero! My thoughts and prayers are with the Demarsico family.
August 30, 2012
so sorry to hear of your lost,such a honorable young fella at that,blessings to all.....
August 30, 2012
Michael, you are now a Soldier of God. I did not know you, but then I watched the many video's of the young man you were, and the life you left behind,and I pray that in time that your family has tears of joy of the memories you've left behind to wash away their tears of sorrow. I personally thank you for protecting me, a stranger, you will never be forgotten.

My deepest condolences to the whole DeMarscio Family and all of your Friends.
August 30, 2012
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Michael Demarsico and to all those that are friends.I will continue prayers for Michael DeMarsico "our fallen soldier and hero" and for his family and I ask God to bless his family and surround them with comfort, love and added strength during this most difficult time of their life. RIP dear Micheal DeMarsico and Thank You from the bottom of my heart for giving your life so that I can have my freedom. God Bless you.
August 30, 2012
PFC Michael DeMarsico
All American Hero!!!
You have made this country and this community
proud!!!
August 30, 2012
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remember'd;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; I didn't know Michael but I shared is love of the Infantry. RIP Brother. HOOAH
August 30, 2012
In loving memory of a wonderful Cousion. We will love you and miss you always.
August 30, 2012
Praying for the family of this Brave Warrior. May God give you the peace and strength you need. Rest In Peace Michael.. HOOAH!!!

Linda Martin
Proud Army Mom Of 2...
August 30, 2012
Praying for peace and healing for the Demarsico family. Thank you Michael for your service, you are a HERO.
August 30, 2012
WE are very sorry for your loss,YOU WILL BE MISSED,Our prayers are with you all
August 30, 2012
You are a hero God bless you and thank you
August 30, 2012
To All the Demarsico family, My sincere condolences . My prayers are with you and your family , at this very sad time.
August 30, 2012
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. RIP MICHAEL YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN AND DEARLY MISSED IM SURE THERE IS NO1 THAT WHAT FORGET WHAT YOU PASSED DOING. MY DEPPEST SYPATHY GOES OUT TO YOUR FAMILY
August 30, 2012
My deepest sympathy to all of your family and friends. You are now with the angels and wrapped in the Lord's embrace. R.I.P. Mike.
August 30, 2012
Michael,your parents raised such a brave young man, and the Army took you to another level. You can lay down your weapon and rest now. I'm sure you are with a lot of angels where you are now and it is so beautiful. No war,just keeping a watchful eye on those you love who are still here on earth. Thank you for all you have done Michael, you were a great soldier and we are all proud of what you accomplished while you were here on earth. Please reach down every now and then to help your mom. She is so very lost now without you and in a lot of pain. Thank you Michael for your bravery. With love to you and your family.
August 30, 2012
Braver than most- Thank you for being a hero.
August 30, 2012
Dragonflies and angels w/ gossimer wings, together soaring high with eagles out of reach. A screech and a flutter, then quickly disappears, his quick hello letter you know he is near. Then, a breeze, is his kiss on your cheek.I'm here, I'm fine, I am at peace. mlc 8-30-2012
August 30, 2012
For God's peace and comfort. Love, A PODS Army Mom
August 30, 2012
To the DeMarsico Family
We would like extend our sympathy & compassion for the loss of Michael , God Bless your family.

Vicky & Joe DeMar
August 30, 2012
To the Demarsico family
We would like to extend our deepest symathy in the loss of Michael.We would also like to extend our gratitude for his sacrifice to protect our country & fellow soldiers. What a brave young man.God Bless your family.

With compassion & symathy
Vicky & Joe DeMar
August 30, 2012
RIP, you were a brave young man and we thank you and your family for your sacrifice. You are loved even by those you did not know. My heart reaches out a spiritual hug to you and your familiy.Especially one mom to another.
August 30, 2012
To Michael's family and friends, May God be with. I am a former North Adams resident-although I didn't know him please know that the whole city/county weeps for him! We are so proud and truly honored for his heroism. He's now an angel!
August 30, 2012
I am so sorry and cannot imagine what you and your family are going through everyday. Just know we all are praying for you and Michael is in a better place.
August 30, 2012
I never had the honor of meeting Michael personally, or his family, but I am glad to have connected with his Mom via our PODS group. There were many a chat sessions we had about our boys, our families, the deployment (and its toll on those of us at home). Our families were alike in that we had siblings at home roughly the same ages experiencing the same stresses - kindred so to speak. Its odd how we Army families can bond, not knowing each other prior or even in some cases having met. Its because no one on the outside can possibly imagine. It is through the strength and comraderie of the Army family that we carry on. That being said, I wish my deepest sympathy to the DeMarsico family. No one should ever lose a child, and my heart breaks for you. Thank you Michael for your service. I know your spirit will live on in the hearts of many! Hooah!
August 30, 2012
Saying prayers for you. Michael is with God now and God is holding him in his arms. Sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Michael.
August 30, 2012
My heart goes out to the family of this very brave and honorable man. How proud you must be of him. God does truly take the best to be with him.
August 30, 2012
My heart has been aching, ever since I heard the news in our PODS group. My son was with Michael, at Ft. Benning, and at Ft. Lewis, and is now still serving in Afghanistan. I didn't know Michael personally, but I feel like a part my heart was ripped out with this sad sad news. I can't even begin to imagine the pain you are going through, but I do pray, every day, for God to give you peace and comfort from this tragic loss. He was a Hero and is loved and will be remembered by so many people across this entire Nation. Thank you so much for your sacrifice, it is one that can never be repaid. We all will be forever eternally grateful for his great sacrifice and will never forget him. Much Love to you and your family. God's blessings to you, also.
August 30, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you Michael for your brave service to our country. Thank you, his parents and family , for supporting him in his endeavors. May God grant you peace and comfort.
August 30, 2012
To Michael and his Family, you are definetly a real hero, your son will always be in everyone's hearts!!!!! Thank you just doesn't seem enough right now, but I and my whole family thank you sincerely from the bottom of our hearts!!!!! May God Bless you all and keep you!!!!!!!
August 30, 2012
Words cannot take away your pain from the loss of Michael. Just know that his sacrificed has not gone un-noticed. He is a true American hero. May your family be given peace and comfort from our Lord through this difficult time. With deep felt sympathy, A PODS member, an Army and Marine family.
August 30, 2012
Never forgotten, Michael. Thank you for your service and sacrifice, praying always for you and your family.
August 30, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with Michael's family and friends. God walk with you during this time and everyday afterwards. POD mom.
August 30, 2012
I did not know Michael but as an Army Veteran Mom, I can only imagine how your hearts ache. Words will never ease your pain. I've watched the tributes to Michael on YouTube and he must have been a fantastic man and fine soldier. A piece of my heart now comes to you . . . a piece from that place where "mom memories" are kept. It is my hope that it will begin to cover that hole in your heart and give way for your memories to make you smile once more. Please, please know that this American Mom thanks you for giving our nation this soldier and son to protect our freedom.
August 30, 2012
Thank you Michael for your service. You are in our hearts forever. We did not meet you but we did not have to. You were a " brother in arms" as our son is and gave your life for our country. Rest in peace and know you will never be forgotten.
August 30, 2012
My prayers go out to the Demarsico family. Michael is truely a hero and paid the ultimate price and he will never be forgotten i thank you for your service to our country. God speed.
August 30, 2012
Rest In Peace Michael, with great pride,knowing that you served your country, your community and your family well. God Bless!
August 30, 2012
a Blue Star from Milwaukee Wisconsin, Holds you and family dear in her heart..your sadness is felt all over the world this day.. Many Prayers and hug from a Mom..POD MOS Moose's Mom
August 30, 2012
Rest In Paradise Pfc Demarsico. Your bravery and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Thank you for making this world a better place.
Lisa and family, thank you for raising such a wonderful young man, and thank you for your sacrifices. You will never walk alone. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, now and forever.
With love from a proud Army family and PODS member
August 30, 2012
Rest in peace hero, you will not be forgotten. Thank you for your service. Prayers for your family.
August 30, 2012
Our sincere & profound condolences over your tragic loss. May Michael's memory always be a blessing.
August 30, 2012
thank you for your service to this great country. no words are great enough to honor you. my you rest in peace and look over your platoon as they complete the job you started in your honor. you are a true hero. hooah
August 30, 2012
May our Lord wrap his loving arms around your family & friends. Michael you and your sacrifice will never be forgotten, thank you for your service. My heart breaks for those you leave behind.
Much love from this Army Mom
August 30, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 30, 2012
Michael, may this give you light as you are in Heaven. So you may see all the good you had done for yourself,family,and our Country. A true Blue Cord INFANTRYMAN.
August 30, 2012
A true IFANTRY HERO!!! Never to forget you Michael only to be remembered for your heroism as A Manchu Warrior. May you be looking down on your family and giving comfort to your mother Lisa.
August 29, 2012
Michael, you and your family are the pillars of our country. I thank you for your service and wish your family peace in their time of need. May they find comfort in knowing you will always be with them in their hearts.
August 29, 2012
We can not know your loss. Words are so weak alongside such a wrenching grief. As a PODS & Army National Guard Mom sending love and solidarity.
August 29, 2012
Praying that God gives your family strength. Thank you for your service Micheal.
August 29, 2012
When you love someone you can still hear their laughter after they are gone! Michael your voice, laughter and memories will ring forever in the hearts of your family, friends and fellow Troop mates. Got bless you forever our hero!
August 29, 2012
You all are in my Thoughts and Prayers. Thank you for serving our country. R.I.P. MY HERO<3<3
August 29, 2012
My Thoughts and Prayers to the Family. Thank you for Serving our Country. You are a Hero!! HOOAH<3<3
August 29, 2012
May god bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Michael you are a HERO to all of us. Rest in peace sweet boy!
August 29, 2012
John15:13~Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends!
PFC. Demarsico this American thanks you for the ultimate sacrifice, you are a hero among men and your life was not given in vain! Go rest high on that mountain soldier as your work on earth is done~many prayers for lisa and family. from one Army family unto anuther we are forever grateful for the gifts you have given and we shall never forget n will continue to uphold you n love you
cheryl, randy, and kimberly here in MO and our soldier in Afghanistan
August 29, 2012
My family and I Thank you for your service to our Country. May your family know that they are in our thoughts and prayers.
(PODS Family)
August 29, 2012
There are just no words. . . Saying prayers for you and your family now and always from a PODS mother with a very heavy heart. God bless you all!
August 29, 2012
As you look on from heaven please know that so many people are grateful for your service and sacrifice for your great country and family.As the father of a US Army soldier being deployed let me say that I love you, I am proud of you and I can never repay you or your family for your sacrifice.God Bless You Michael
August 29, 2012
I didn't know Michael, but I am thankful for his service and my heart is with his family and friends. It was obvious that he was loved by so many, and that love will never die. Be strong!
August 29, 2012
My heart is with your family. I am thankful you had the opportunity to do what you loved, some of us never get that chance. You will forever be a hero to this great country!
August 29, 2012
My Prayers to All your Family We have Lost a Hero!!Thank you for yor service!!You now have a Special Guardian Angel who will watch over you forever!My prayers are with you always
August 29, 2012
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. My thoughts are with Michael's family,Prayers for peace in your hearts, Thank You Michael,We will always Remember?
August 29, 2012
God bless your family in this time of sorrow. Rest in Peace Michael a hero to us all.
August 29, 2012
There are no words to ease your pain, but please know that we are sending prayers to your family and your hero will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace, Michael.

Mark and Georgia Marcoaldi
Mineral City, Ohio
August 29, 2012
A true hero can never be stopped. He is always there when we need him the most. I hope you know that your hero will always watch over you. His sacrifice for our country will be remembered by many.
August 29, 2012
My heart and prayers go out to Michael's family and friends at this difficult time. God bless you Michael. Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace.
Cathy A. Comeau PODS Member
August 29, 2012
God Bless you Hero, now you are watching over the Troops from Heaven. May God help your family during this moments. You will never be Forgotten. Rest in peace.Please a special favor from this Mom can you please watch over and protect my daughter, she still in Afghanistan, and for the rest of the Troops.
August 29, 2012
Thank you for your service to our country.My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
August 29, 2012
Thoughts and prayers for your family during this difficult time. God Bless you Michael. You will never be forgotten. Member of PODS
August 29, 2012
God Bless your family for having such a wonderful young man that chose to serve his country so well.
August 29, 2012
Please know that Michael is a true American Hero. May you rest in peace. You are your family's guardian Angel now. May your family find comfort knowing how many hearts you have touched.
August 29, 2012
Thank you Michael for your ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. My heart goes out to Michael and his family. May God be with you and your family and friends.
August 29, 2012
You are truly a hero. God bless you and your family!
August 29, 2012
My condolences to the familiy and Thank you Michael for your service and rest in peace, God Bless you and our family.
August 29, 2012
Michael May you rest in peace! You are another ANGEL in Heaven watching over your brothers in harms way and your family! Deepest sympathy to you Lisa and family! May God Bless you all!
August 29, 2012
May Michael rest in peace and his family find some comfort in knowing that we all really care .. Thank you Michael for serving our country and for your family for the ultimate sacrifice. God Bless you all !!
August 29, 2012
To the DeMarsico family,

I am so sorry for you loss. He is a true Hero! God Bless him for his service and may he RIP. He is now an angel looking down on you and your family still protecting you.
August 29, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
*PODS Member*
August 29, 2012
Rest in peace hero
August 29, 2012
To Rena and the Demarsico Family,
I send my prayers, and my sincere condolences. Michael is a REAL HERO!
August 29, 2012
You Michael are a hero! My prayers of strength and love will be sent to your family! May God let you continue to watch over us all! To your family my love and faithfulness sent your way! Pod family!
August 29, 2012
Thank you for your great service to our country.
August 29, 2012
My heart goes out to your family and friends, thank you for you service to our country
August 29, 2012
My condolences to your family for such a terrible loss. I would like to tell my Aunt (Belva Babcock) Bobby how sorry I am. You must be so proud of Michael and his service and dedication to his Country! Thinking of you all, Holly (Fosselman) Boulais. Pittsfield, Ma.
August 29, 2012
Thank you for your service and sacrifice you will never be forgotten little Brother in Arms! My prayers to the Family and friends. Women Veteran from Vietnam Era. Member of PODS
August 29, 2012
Our prayers for those you leave behind as they are going to miss such a fine young man. Hooah!
August 29, 2012
We did not know Michael, but my husband is stationed in Afgan at the moment...we just wanted to send our deepest sympathies to Michael's family!!!
SSG Larry Whitney & family US Army
August 29, 2012
God bless you Michael and thank you for your serice to God and Country
August 29, 2012
Thoughts and prayers to the DeMarsico family. Thank you Micheal for all that you did and protecting your brothers in the field, you will never be forgoten
August 29, 2012
Bless the whole family. I didn't know your son, but he was serving just like all the others that we worry about 24/7. My prayers are with the family now and will be forever. May the Lord bless you and give you peace at this time.
August 29, 2012
My heart goes out to the family and friends of Michael. Thank you for your service. No words can express the sorrow you are all feeling. From a PODS member.
August 29, 2012
God bless and keep you, Michael, and may He give comfort to your family. Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. Rest in peace.
August 29, 2012
Thank you for your service and scarifice. My prayers are with your prayers
August 29, 2012
Prayers and thoughts for your family during this time!! You should be very proud of Michael as he is a true American hero! Hugs from Texas.
August 29, 2012
Michael you will never be forgotten prayers for the family
August 29, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the Demarsico family. Thank you Michael for giving the ultimate sacrifice for us. We all need to remember that Freedom is not Free. It is because of people like Michael and all the other members of the armed services that we have that right. God Bless you.
August 29, 2012
Thank you, Michael, for your service to our great country. To your family, thank you for your sacrifice. Prayers for each of you through this time in your lives - Heaven needed a Hero!

Army Mom of 2 Soldiers/Member of PODS
August 29, 2012
To Michael's Family and Friends,

While I do not know this wonderful young man, I want to offer my most sincere sympathy to you all at this time of such profound sadness and loss. Our area is one of small communities and the death of a soldier impacts us all. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all, and will be in the days ahead.

Sincerely,
Judith Pennock
Bennington
August 29, 2012
My prayers are with the DeMarsico family as they embark on this much sorrow filled journey laying to rest a true American Hero. May God watch over each of them, hold them up when they would otherwise fall, grant them peace and comfort when they would otherwise be frantic and scared. I pray that He will guide them all through the coming days and beyond. Thank you Michael, and thank you DeMarsico family for your sacrifices. From one military mom to another, God Bless you Lisa!!!
August 29, 2012
Michael Demarsico family, we will never have words to express our gratitude for your service or to express our sorrow for your loss. Thank you young hero and rest in peace. Much heartfelt love from this Navy mom.
August 29, 2012
Michael - you had a profound impact on everyone who knew you, and many more who only know of your heroism. Thank you to both you and your family for your service to your country. My thoughts and prayers and heartfelt sympathy to the DeMarsico family. God bless you. From a proud PODS member.
August 29, 2012
Our deepest sympathies to the Demarsico family. RIP Michael. From the family of Spc Dustin Viveiros, 287th MP Company, Afghanistan. HOOAH!
August 29, 2012
RIP. proud of you and your family
August 29, 2012
Rest In Paradise PFC Demarsico, we will never forget you!! Thank you for standing up for your country and fighting for what you believed in...You are a true HERO with ANGELS WINGS!!! XOXO
August 29, 2012
my condolences to the familiy and may michael rest in peace
August 29, 2012
Prayers & thoughts to your family from Oregon.
August 29, 2012
Thank you, Michael. Thank you for defending our country's freedom. Thank you for protecting your fellow soldiers. Thank you for being a TRUE Hero.

To my Michael's family,

I am so sorry for your terrible loss. It sounds like Michael was a wonderful
young man.

Much Love to you during this most difficult of times.

Jennifer Kline, NARH/Brayton Mom
August 29, 2012
Continuous prayers for the DeMarisico family. Asking God to forever hold you up. Michael will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace, dear Soldier.
August 29, 2012
Lisa praying for strength for you and yoyr family.You have been in our hearts and prayers.Please know yours and Michaels sacrifice will never be forgotton and Michael will always be our Hero.
August 29, 2012
Thank you for serving. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May God carry the family through their grief. From a PODS member
August 29, 2012
My deepest condolences to the Demarsico Family and friends. Thank you for serving and protecting our country Michael. RIP.
August 29, 2012
Lisa and family, holding you up today in prayer that GOD will wrap you all in his loving embrace as you go through this time of sorrow. Michael has touched MANY lives though he knew none of us. We are forever gratful for your service and sacrifice. Rest in Peace HERO!! Momma of two soldiers! Member of PODS
August 29, 2012
Michael, our Country lost a brave hero the day you left us. My prayers are that your family will find peace in the coming days and trust that God's grace will grant them comfort. Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom. God bless your family and be with them always.
August 29, 2012
Michael thank for your service, you will never be forgotten. Prayers for the family during this time. From a Army Mom
August 29, 2012
Michael my thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your friends. I will be forever grateful for the sacrifice you have made for all of us. You are truly a special soul.
August 29, 2012
We will never forget!!! Peace and strength to the family that only God can provide is my prayer. Someday we will meet on the other side and I will give you the hug you so deserve. Thank you Michael and family.
Much love,
The Leach Family
August 29, 2012
Thank you for your service. You are our Hero.
August 29, 2012
My heart breaks for your family as you have to face this trial. Please know that you are in my prayers and always. You have raised a fine young man and in my books a big hero! Thank you all for the sacrifice you have had to make.
August 29, 2012
His master said to him, "Well done, good and faithful servant..Enter into the joy of your master." May the Lord bring your family peace knowing that Michael is with his HIM.
August 29, 2012
May God comfort your family during this most difficult of times and may Michael's memory burn forever in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. Rest forever in peace brave soldier.
August 29, 2012
Holyoke Soldiers Home Salutes you Michael.
August 29, 2012
DeMarsico family,

My heart is broken for all of you. Michael was a wonderful young man. Forever a hero and forever missed.
August 29, 2012
I just came from the motor of your son. I did not know him, but you and your family have my deepest sympathaies
August 29, 2012
Lisa & family, Words cannot express how sorry we are. God Bless all of you. To Michael thank~you for your service to our country, for your ultimate sacrifice. With heavy hearts & tear filled eyes we honor you. Thank~you from parents of two U.S. soldiers.
August 29, 2012
Lisa and the rest of the family.

May God hold you up in this time of sorrow and know that we are praying for you and the family. To have raised such a wonderful and selfless young man is a testament to you guys. His honor and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

From PODS
August 29, 2012
God bless you and your family, Michael. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, and for that we will be forever grateful. Rest in peace, fine soldier. May God wrap His loving arms around your family and give them peace during this difficult time and until they see you again in Heaven!
August 29, 2012
RIP, Michael. Give your family the strength they need on this day of honoring you and remembering your life.
August 29, 2012
My deepest condolences to the Demarsico family. May God wrap his loving arms around you and guide you through this difficult time. Your son Michael is a true American Hero..May he rest in peace as he watches over you!
August 29, 2012
Michael, we thank you as a country; we are forever in debt for the price you have paid for our freedom. We pray for you Lisa and your family as words cannot express enough our sincere condolences. May you Rest In Love Michael.
August 29, 2012
Michael, the world has lost a brave hero and Heaven has gained an Angel. May you find Peace in God's loving arms as they hold you and protect you. May your sacrifice never be forgotten. Lisa and family, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
August 29, 2012
Dear Hero, you may be gone, but you will not be forgotten! Prayers for your family and friends.Thank-you for your service. Love,PODS Mom, Carol
August 29, 2012
I am so very sorry for the loss Lisa you and your family have suffered. There are no words to ease your pain but the love that is sent through those words I pray will help. Most people go through life without contributing much but your son protected the greatest Nation in the world. Our freedom is owed to him and you, the parents! I'm praying for peace during this painful time. God Bless your son and ALL of the people who love him. You shall meet again!!!
August 29, 2012
So sorry for your family. Thank you for the sacrafice your son gave to keep others from harms way. Glad the City is honoring his return home. God Bless you and keep his comforting arms around you.
August 29, 2012
Thank you for giving us your life to keep our country safe. I sent a tear to an angel for BOOTS IN HEAVEN You shall NEVER be forgotten Brother
August 29, 2012
My deepest sympathies to the DeMarsico Family. Asking God to wrap his comforting arms around you each. Sending my love, hugs and prayers from Mississippi.
August 29, 2012
My heart aches for you at this difficult time. Your pods family all wish we could be there!
August 29, 2012
Braver than most...Appreciated always...Thank you. May you rest in peace.
August 29, 2012
GOD bless your soul, Michael. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace.
Mike, my thoughts are with you. May You, your wife, kids and everyone who loved Michael find peace and comfort in knowing he's watching from above. My sincerest condolences.
August 29, 2012
August 29, 2012
Mike,Lisa, and family my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this time of sorrow. Thank You for raising such a fine young man and a true American Hero! Many memories of Mike while playing sports with my boys although gone from this world and on a new journey now his memory will live strong in many hearts forever!
August 29, 2012
My condolences to the DeMarsico family. May God wrap you in his love, and comfort. May He guide you at this time.
Air Force Family From Missouri
August 29, 2012
mike and lisa . youre son is and always will be a heroe. thats one hell of a kid you brougt up.
August 29, 2012
Michael ty for ur service you gave the ultimate sacrafice.Be the angel your ment to be.lots of love to the family who are i. My prayers.
August 29, 2012
Fighting for freedom,
Fall of a valiant soldier
Resting in the Lord R.I.P.
August 29, 2012
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jj and tammy (casuscelli)poirot
August 29, 2012
You life is an inspiration. May the Army of God's Angels give you guidance while you enter into the spiritual world...
August 29, 2012
May you rest in the Peace not found here on earth Michael. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.
August 29, 2012
I did not know this young man but as a parent and one who has worn the uniform of the United States, I feel his loss and grieve for the family. We have only words and President Lincoln seems to have said it best. If I may paraphrase him:

I feel how weak and fruitless 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 that consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic he died protecting.

I pray that our Heavenly Fater may assuage the anguish of your berevement, and leave you only the cherished memories of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrafice upon the altar of freedom.
August 29, 2012
Thank you for your service to our country, for your ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy young soldier, us army mom's have it from here. We will take care of your mom.
August 29, 2012
Bless you as you are Heaven deployed.
From an Army mom (PODS)in Holbrook MA
August 29, 2012
I would like to thank the DeMarsico family for their great sacrifice. To Michael thank you for giving your all to fight for our country and what you believed in. We are deeply saddened by your loss. May god hold you close you are in our thoughts and prayers. R I P Michael......never forgotten.
August 29, 2012
Thank you Michael for your service. My heart breaks that another Hero is gone. My God wrap his arms around your family at this time.
From a Army mom
August 29, 2012
My heart goes out to the entire Demarsico family. You are gone but will never be forgotten...Thank you for the ultimate sacrafice you and your family have made. My prayers are with your family!!!
August 29, 2012
Supreme sacrifice supremely grateful
August 29, 2012
Rest in Paradise Mike<3
August 29, 2012
My condolences to the DeMarsico family. May God wrap you in his love, and comfort. May He guide you at this time. Sending love and hugs from Washington State.
August 29, 2012
God bless you and your family. What a beautiful Angel they now have watching over them.
August 29, 2012
My sincere and heartfelt condolences for your tragic loss.
August 29, 2012
RIP Michael.
August 29, 2012
Thank you for your service BraveHeart!!
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Thank you for your service to our country Michael. May God comfort your family. I didn't know Michael but what an exceptional young man! Wish our country was full of men like Michael, brave and smart & caring. He is a hero.
We weep with your family until you all meet again on the golden shore.
August 29, 2012
Please accept our sincere condolences and our appreciation for the sacrafice your son and your family has made for our Country. He is receiving his award now for his selfless heroism. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
August 29, 2012
to Michael family you have given all so we can be free, to Michael i say thank you for serving , i am Senior Master Sargent Retired from the United States Air Force , God Speed my fellow warier!
August 28, 2012
As coming from a patriotic family my heart is heavy for your loss. Michael fought and served to keep us free and he is being respected and honored as he should be. As the stars sparkle at night may one wink at his family and give them peace. I am from No. Adams but now reside in Vermont. God Bless
August 28, 2012
I did not know Michael, but your family is in my thoughts. I am grateful to him for his sacrifice, service and for protecting our country so that the rest of us can be free. My heart is broken for your family. I hope that you are able to find some comfort in the love and support that surrounds you.
August 28, 2012
Thank you for your service our Hero. R.I.P.
August 28, 2012
To Mike and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.
August 28, 2012
May God bless your son who has given his all for our country. May you find peace in knowing that others honor him and all that he did for us. God Speed Michael.


Don't weep for me
O' Land of the free
When it was my time to fall
'Twas for my country's call
'Twas for the land that I loved,
That I gave my all
And for the land that I loved,
I did freely give
And in her freedom
And her courage
I'll continue to live

c. 1993 Patricia Krull
August 28, 2012
Lisa and Mike,
From the time that our sons started playing sports together, I always remember how proud you were of your family and how much you loved them. As parents, you dedicated your life to them and to all of the programs they participated in. As much as you have dedicated your lives to our community, your son gave the ultimate dedication to his country. In my opinion you are all heroes for making this world a better place to live. As a parent my heart aches for you and so many memories of simpler times spent cheering on our children come back. Thank you for all that you have done, for teaching your children how important it is to give back. To Michael, thank you for for your honor and courage. Our entire community is saddened by a young life gone too soon. May God wrap his arms around you and your family and guide you along the paths you must endure. Rest in Peace.
August 28, 2012
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
August 28, 2012
August 28, 2012
To the Family of an American Hero. With my deepest sympathy and prayers R.I.P Michael
August 28, 2012
To the family of Michael sorry to hear about your loss. He will be in our prayers forever. Wendy Linnean
August 28, 2012
Real American HERO, My prayers to the family, along with my deepest sympathy.
R.I.P. Michael
August 28, 2012
Glen & Family,
So sorry for your loss and Michael, thank you for your service to give us our freedom, RIP
August 28, 2012
so very sorry for your loss. my prayers aare with you all.
August 28, 2012
For the loved ones of this brave young hero: may God bless you and comfort you in the days that lie ahead. Michael made the ultimate sacrifice for us all - no words could ever be enough to describe the gratitude. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
August 28, 2012
God speed Soldier, I shall carry the Flag forward from here in your honor.

Tim, 325AIR,82ndABD.
August 28, 2012
Our family thanks you for your sacrfice and service to our country. Michael is a true American Hero. We pray that God blesses and comforts you during this time. Soldiers recieve a special place in God's Army. Soldier on brother.
Haines Family
Round Rock, Texas
August 28, 2012
May God hold your family in the palm of his hand and give you peace as you mourn the loss of this wonderful child of yours until you meet again.
August 28, 2012
WELCOME HOME MICHAEL DEMARSICO. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICES AND FIGHTING FOR OUR FREEDOM WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU EVEN THOUGH WE DID NOT KNOW YOU BUT YOU WILL ALWAYS BE OUR HERO. YOU WILL BE YOUR FAMILYS GAURDIN ANGEL GOD BLESS YOU RIP THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICES YOU WILL BE MISSED
August 28, 2012
Belva,Frankie,Lisa & all the family - our heartfelt lLove, Thoughts & Prayers are w/you - wish we had still been in area & got to know Mike-your hero & our country's hero.
August 28, 2012
Cathy Carson Dallas, TX
August 28, 2012
Michael, For a fighter, you had a quiet, gentle manner. You had the ability to take control and put others at ease. You were an exceptional young man. Brave. You made your family proud. You brought a community together. We honor you, Michael Demarsico II, we pray for you, we love you. May you and your fallen soldiers rest in Heaven knowing your job was done well. God Bless you Michael. Watch over us, be our guiding angel.
August 28, 2012
All though I did not know Michael personally, We are from North Adams and currently stationed in GA where my husband is deployed to Afghanistan! I would like to send my thoughts and prayers to the family and frineds of this true American Hero! May you rest in paradise soldier!!
August 28, 2012
Thank you so much for giving it all in order to give us everything we have. My heart goes out to your family. I hope knowing you left doing what you truly believed in hopefully gives them some light. May you rest with the Angels Michael..... Mary G.
August 28, 2012
We did not know Michael, but we would like to thank him for his ultimate sacrifice for protecting our country so that the rest of us can be free. Our hearts and prayers are with his family on this a tragic loss. May the Lord wrap his arms around them and give them the comfort they need.
August 28, 2012
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
http://www.ruthann1.com
August 28, 2012
Thank you, Michael, for fighting for our freedom! My heart aches for your family and friends. I'll always remember the beautifully kind boy you were in school and how kind you were to your peers. Our community has suffered a monumental loss, and I pray for peace for your family. Godspeed. May angels lead you in.
August 28, 2012
To Mike's Family,Sorry for your loss of your loved one. He died a hero for others. My thoughts are with all. I did not know him but wanted to send my prayers.
August 28, 2012
I'm so glad we spent the time together that we did. You're the most brave and strong man I ever had the pleasure of meeting. Your drive to serve our country was one that nobody could have tried to change. You're a true hero, and my guardian angel. My heart will forever have a place for you, thank you for being a best friend, a loving brother and a remarkable soldier. Love you Mike.
August 28, 2012
Our hearts go out to Michael's family. We will always remember Michael as a true hero who gave his life so that we can live free. May your love and wonderful memories help get you through the difficult times ahead. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
August 28, 2012
August 28, 2012
We did not know Michael, but we want to thank him for his ultimate sacrifice and for protecting our country so that the rest of us can be free ... May he Rest in Peace.
August 28, 2012
Thank you for keeping us safe Mikey!! Forever in our hearts!! Rest in Paradise!!
August 28, 2012
Our prayers are with the entire DeMarsico family. May you find peace in knowing that Michael is and always will be a hero, and this young man's sacrifice as well as yours will not be forgotten.
August 28, 2012
Thoughts and prayers go out to the DeMarsico Family!
August 28, 2012
A special American HERO. He will be in our hearts and mind forever. God Bless his Family. RIP Michael Robert Demarsico fly high with the Angels
August 28, 2012
Wishing we were there to support you as you go thru this very difficult time. Know we are there in thought, spirit and prayer. He is our HERO and always will be. God speed on the healing and letting the memories live on. We love all of you.
August 28, 2012
It was my HONOR to have coached a true HERO as yourself... My family and I thank you so much for your SERVICE and your COURAGE.... R.I.P. ...
August 28, 2012
To our hometown hero...may you rest in peace. Our hearts and prayers go out to your entire family. Sue Morin & John Gaskell
August 28, 2012
To the family of Michael, a true warrior and hero to America's Freedom. May you find spiritual peace with your loss. Remembering Michael through prayer. R.I.P.
August 28, 2012
may god wrap you in his arm and give you peace,thank you for serving your country and doing what you hand to do,you will be sadly missed but always loved :)
August 28, 2012
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August 28, 2012
Sending my most sincere condolences to the DeMarsico family for the untimely loss of my friend, your son & brother, Mike. Knowing Mike since fourth grade, allowed me the pleasure of watching him grow into the wonderful young man that he was. Taken too soon and loved by many. Wishing that I could still tell him just how proud I am of him....May God bless all of you. I pray that you, his family, can find some peace with this horrific tragedy.
Most sincerely,
Karen (Richardello) Gordon
August 28, 2012
God Bless you Mikie and your family
August 28, 2012
August 28, 2012
Dear Demarsico Family, our hearts break for you, Michael clearly was a wonderful person, you all have your own personal angel looking after you as he looked after his military comrads. Be proud of his accomplishments and may those memories heal your hearts with time.

We love you, Chris and Karen Ware
August 28, 2012
August 28, 2012
Without men like Michael we would not be free........may God hold him in the palm of his hand until you meet again. As hard as it is, know he gave his life doing what he believe in!

A Military Mom
August 28, 2012
god bless you and your family , mine thanks you and yours so much for your sacrifice,enjoy paradise
August 28, 2012
August 28, 2012
Our hearts ache for you at this very difficult time but know that so many are weaving a platform of prayer to support you through this unimaginable tragedy.
August 28, 2012
We are thinking special thoughts of your family at your time of loss. Prayers are spread out to all. Many people will be remembering him fondly as he now watches over us from heaven giving us the protection we need going forward. Paula, Glenn, Eric & Cady
August 28, 2012
I remember seeing Michael at Natural Bridge because I live there so in many of my walks I would cross paths with him- very quiet- To Laurie Douglas-my is heavy for you, and your extended family, to Michaels parents, you have been asked to give the ultimate sacrifice, may god speed and be with you all. He is a hero- Nancy Walker
August 28, 2012
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With sincere condolences to the Demarsico family during your time of grief...Psalm 46:1 "God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times". May God (John 17:3) provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
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I did not know Michael, but I would like to thank him for his ultimate sacrifice for protecting our country so that the rest of us can be free. My heart and prayers are with his family on such a tragic loss.
August 28, 2012
thank you for your service
August 27, 2012
Lisa, Mike, and Family,

I heard the news of Michael's bravery and passing, and immediately scoured the internet for every piece of information I could find – sobbing the entire time. I saw images of a grown man, a protector of our country, a man of honor, a hero. However, what continued to flash in my mind were the pictures of a small Cub Scout in uniform, holding a Pinewood Derby car, or a Raingutter Regatta boat, with a sly grin across his face, with his brother close to him. I am flooded with memories of Michael at camporees, and at parades, and at Blue and Gold dinners, and at countless Thursday night Cub meetings. My mind's eye brings me back to his impish grin that would break out into a full fledged smile, his dark hair hanging over his forehead, his intent on doing everything to the best of his ability, and his unwavering connection to Adam.

I cannot fathom the pain you must be experiencing – nor the pride you must have. Though Michael was in my life for only a handful of years, he will live in my heart always. Please know that I am with you in spirit.

To this day, I have a Cub Scout motto patch on my bedroom mirror, and one on my computer at work. I truly attempt to live by that motto – “I Did My Best” every day. As I look at the patches from now on, I will be thinking of Michael, and knowing with every fiber of my being that he did his best.

On my honor, I will do my best,
To do my duty to God and my country,
To help other people, and to obey the law of the pack.

Thanks for doing your best, Michael,
Ellen
August 27, 2012
Thank You Michael for defending our country.RIP God has called another angel home.
August 27, 2012
Michael thank you for defending our freedom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless and comfort you all.
August 26, 2012
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
August 26, 2012
May God welcome you with open arms and hold your family in the palm of his hands. God Bless Michael!
August 26, 2012
Thank you Mike for fighting for our country. You and your family will always be in my thoughts and prayers. R.i.p. and may you fly with the angels and watch over your family.
August 25, 2012
Bless you and your family Thank You For Defending out FREEDOM
August 25, 2012
Thank you PFC.MICHAEL R. DEMARSICO For your service to our country. MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS GO OUT TO YOUR FAMILY.R.I.P.
August 25, 2012
God Bless You! Thank you PFC Michael DeMarsico... May you forever walk with the Angels! R I P our hometown Hero.

With Love
Carla & Larry Davis
August 25, 2012
Rest in Peace "Mikey"!! Taken too soon!! Forever missed and loved!!
August 25, 2012
THANK YOU.....R.I.P.
August 25, 2012
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. Michael 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
Colonie, NY
SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq
August 24, 2012
We wish to express our deepest sympathy to Mike and his family at this difficult time. We have been friends since elementary school, and now is the time to strengthen that bond of friendship as we support you and your family as you struggle through this terrible loss. We are all proud of your son, proud of his dedication to our country and to the ultimate goal of freedom. His sacrifice will not be forgotten.
August 24, 2012
Jay and I Love you! Thank you Michael. You will never be forgotten. Lisa and Mike, we are here for you. Please always know that.
August 24, 2012
Jay and I Love you! Thank you Michael. You will never be forgotten. Lisa and Mike, we are here for you. Please always know that.
August 24, 2012
Michael, so many days of cub scouting will be remembered for me. Your smiling little face and the fun we had. You will be sadly missed. Prayers and love to you and especially to your family
August 24, 2012
Thank you Michael from the bottom of my heart. May God watch over you and your family in this most tragic time. There are no words that can express how grateful I am of your unselfish act of defending with your very life the freedoms we all take for granted in this country. R.I.P. my friend.
August 24, 2012
we are sending our deepest sympathy for the loss of your son....and our gratitude for his service for our country,for all of our safety.....our hero....may you rest in peace michael..watch over your family ..god bless our thoughts and prayers are with you.
August 24, 2012
Michael, You have mad the ultimate sacrafice and I salute you. May God bless you and your family. You are indeed a Hero.

OSCM(SW) Ret. Richard DeMarsico
August 24, 2012
R.I.P. michael.
August 24, 2012
THANK YOU DEAR SOLDER FOR MY FREEDOM . PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOUR LOVED ONES THROUGH THIS TRIAL OF GRIEF. I DIDNT KNOW YOU BUT I HAD A SON YEARS AGO IN THE MARINES AND IM VERY PROUD OF OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN ARMED THANK YOU
August 24, 2012
Michael there are not words adequate to express my gratitude to you for your service and sacrfiice. You are a true American hero and I am so grateful to have seen the man you become from the young boy you were were. I will always carry fond memories of junior football days when you were all young. To Lisa, Michael, Aubrey, Kailey, Adam and Leigha - my prayers are with you and my heart breaks for you. He will always be with you and you will be "forever 5". God Bless you.
August 24, 2012
May I express deepest gratitude for your heroic sacrifice. God Bless your loved ones dealing with your passing. No More War, you earned your peaceful rest.
August 24, 2012
Thanks for what you've given no one could ask for more. May you rest with God in heaven from now through evermore.
August 23, 2012
Michael u are such a great man and a true soldier and u had Americas back when we needed u the most...You died doing what u love and althought u can't be here no more to fight for America, but now u are needed even more in heaven. Remember god takes the strong young ones for a good reason...RIP Michael
August 23, 2012
Michael, thank you for your service and sacrifice. You are a hero. You will be missed by all who knew you. God speed and may He always bless your family.
August 23, 2012
Rest in peace Michael.
August 23, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathy
for the loss of your loved one and hero Michael, and my sincerest gratitude for his service
for our country.
God Bless you Pfc. Michael R.Demarsico...you
will not be forgotten.
August 23, 2012
Such a terrible loss for his family, too young to be so brave. Thank you so much for your service to your country, may you rest in peace now. Deep sympathy to your family and friends.
August 23, 2012
Thank You deeply for the sacrifice youhave given to all of us in our country. You are a hero and I salute you. To Michaels family I do not have the right words to express during you loss except I cried for all of you! God rest his soul well deserved!

USN Veteran
Veteran USN
August 22, 2012
No words can express my sorrow for the loss of such a beautiful young man, nor my sympathy for his parents and family who suffer such a terrible loss.
May rays of Divine Mercy pour forth upon you from the Heart of Christ, and His Mother Mary be ever close to you and to Michael. You have the prayers of a grateful Nation,
August 22, 2012
Words cannot express my sympathy. As the wife of a deployed soldier, I can understand the pain and loss your family is going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. - Holly DePappe
August 22, 2012
God bless PFC. Michael DeMarsico. I will forever be grateful for your military service and the risk you were willing to take for our nation. May the pride that his family feels for their loved one help sustain them in the difficult days ahead.
August 22, 2012
God Bless PFC. Michael R. Demarsico. Thank you for your service to keep us all safe. God Bless your family and friends and know their heartache is shared by others. Rest in Peace Brother.
August 22, 2012
The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to our Brother-in-Arms, PFC Michael R. Demarisco, U.S. Army. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Michael. And to Michael it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country while opposing enemy forces in Afghanistan. Michael you gave the last full measure of devotion for what you believed in and fought for. No greater love and patriotism are shown than when a man lays down his life in service to his country. Michael, you are a brave American Warrior, a true Patriot and a national Hero. With your passing, our Country has lost a National Treasure. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 members of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport, Louisiana, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Michael's family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
August 22, 2012
Sorry to hear about the loss of our fallen brother.... Chief Warrant Officer Mark Gardner
August 21, 2012
In deepest sympathy on your loss. A grateful nation shares in your grief.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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