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September 12, 2014
These days always remind us of what we lost - the before and after. Before seems so much better but we are all trying to deal with this after. When you were tired or scared, did remembering those you love help? Oh, I hope so honey. Help us to remember and to stay strong.
September 11, 2014
Miss you - somehow this is not getting easier, P. Love always -
August 27, 2014
This time of year I go over the last days we talked - the last time for everything - I miss you more than can be described in words
August 20, 2014
Seven years since you were home -- so hard to believe even now that I can't see you anymore. I love you --
August 07, 2014
Your little boy is going to be 8 years old in a couple of days. I know if you were here you would be so proud of him! He is kind, smart, and funny, Pat! He loves his family very much - we are so important to him! Ginger is a good Mother and she keeps your memory alive in B's heart and soul. He loves you and he feels your love all around him. Keep watching over him as you have been since the day he was born - <3
August 05, 2014
Lots of memories came back as I watched Andy and Grega this past week - we had a lot of happy times together. : )
July 29, 2014
Love you --
July 25, 2014
No words today . . . just sadness.
July 15, 2014
Sometimes you have to go into the pit and let the sadness wash over you for a little while before you can start again to see the joy. I love you and miss you very much -
July 02, 2014
As we start the 4th of July weekend we stop to honor those who gave everything so that we may still celebrate, thinking of you and your family. Lots of prayers for all and that time is healing there hearts.
June 27, 2014
What I wouldn't give to see your face and hug you close to me -
June 16, 2014
Love you
June 15, 2014
Not all fathers can be with their children today but you left B with many people who love and care for him. That makes it a little easier for him. As he grows up he will get to know more about you and he will continue to love you as we do. Keep guarding and guiding your sweet boy!
June 10, 2014
Your oldest brother is 38 - that is so weird. I know you are all grown but you are still my boys and I love you with all my heart. I can only imagine how things would be if all of you were here together ; ) but we are living - your brothers are happy in their lives and the children are, too! We miss you and love you so much -
May 27, 2014
Love, love, love, you!
May 26, 2014
We thank you and all of the brave men and women who gave their lives to keep us free. Your families are still grieving, still missing you and honoring you on this Memorial Day. Paddy, we wish you were here!
May 20, 2014
I know you're smiling down on Ri-boy! He talks about you a lot - he remembers you very clearly, Pat. ; ) I know you would be so happy to be here with us to celebrate this special day for our family but I know you're watching over us - please keep that little boy safe! We love you and we miss you very much!
May 14, 2014
Your brother is going to be 36 on Monday! Surround him with your love and keep him healthy and safe! Love you, Pat! Isn't that Ry something?!
May 12, 2014
Send your blessing to your son and let him know you are watching over him -- he misses you. ; )
May 05, 2014
Love you, Pat!
April 25, 2014
Give my Dad a hug for me <3 Wish I could talk to you guys - just miss hearing your voices and seeing your faces.
April 18, 2014
Miss you very much - always
March 27, 2014
Just thinkin' about you, sweet boy!
March 24, 2014
Your presence has been so strong lately - please keep watch over us and keep us safe. We love you and miss you very much.
March 17, 2014
Happy Saint's Day, Paddy-boy!
March 07, 2014
Your little guy is playing his first hockey game tonight! Wish you could be here with us to watch him - he's having a lot of fun and he's really improving! I'll let him know how proud you are of him and how happy you would be to see him play - that if you were here, you would be cheering for him, too! Love you much -
February 20, 2014
Just miss you, honey.
February 14, 2014
We love u and miss u tons pat but we know ur looking down on everyone smiling on us on this wonderful holiday
February 03, 2014
You know it doesn't matter if there's a particular day or anniversary - almost anything can trigger a memory. I miss you being with Dave and Andy - seeing the three of you together. I'm sure they miss that, too, especially these days when you all have families -children to talk about with each other. It doesn't have to be anything extraordinary - we just miss you being here with us. Please continue to watch over all of us and send special comfort to Sean's family and Jill and Roger as they approach another Feb 11. We love you very much, Pat! <3
January 16, 2014
Pat,
We will always remember you and miss you forever. May God Continue to Bless You and your family.
Love forever,
January 08, 2014
Another young man with a young son lost his life today on a training mission after surviving 5 tours in Iraq/Afghanistan. He was from Kennedy Township - Please send comfort to his Mother, Dad, sister, his wife and little boy as they begin their journey without him. My heart goes out to them along with my prayers - love you very much, honey.
January 02, 2014
Thank u too all who have supported us and been there to us we miss u lots Pat and we know you are up there smiling down on us
January 02, 2014
Keep us safe in this new year -- love you and miss you more than words can say
December 25, 2013
We love you very much and miss you especially today - sending you big Christmas hugs and our love!
December 21, 2013
Are you smiling at all of the Christmas craziness?? In the midst of it all, we remember what is important and join together in peace and love. You will always be a part of our celebrations - your face will be missed but your presence will be felt. Thank you, sweetie and Merry Christmas!
December 18, 2013
Send us strength and love -
December 12, 2013
I am filled with peace as we all move into this blessed season. I miss you - we all miss you and love you and wish we could all be together now, but, we have to wait -- so, until that day, my dear, we remember you and all your antics, smiles, laughs, joys, and disappointments, as we make our way through this life with joyful hearts and great love of family and friends.
December 06, 2013
Love you --
November 25, 2013
I just can't believe you are gone - your family needs you so much. Please watch over them and keep them safe. Miss you, Pat.
November 15, 2013
I love you, Pat. We will miss you very much this weekend but believe you are always with us. Please continue to watch over all of us, especially our precious little ones.
November 11, 2013
Prayers sent to the family of Patrick Kutschbach. I was located at Firebase Kutschbach in 2012 while the French left Afghanistan and U.S. took over. The French had renamed it as "FOB Tagab" when they took over the battle space in 2008. When I arrived in early 2012 I found the Kutschbach memorial in the French special forces briefing room hanging in the corner. I secured it and kept it until the Special Ops team arrived and I handed it off to them. We later had a rededication ceremony renaming it back to Kutschbach. It was an honor to serve in this area where so many great men had served and sacrificed before me.
November 10, 2013
Thinking of you and wishing we would have had a lot more time to watch B grow up together as a family. We really thought of you as our son as you made Ginger so happy...Until we see you again we will never forget.
November 08, 2013
All hearts are wishing we could just go back in time and change the outcome of the days ahead. But that cannot be and so we hold on to our memories, our faith and our loved ones knowing that will help us through these days. You are always with us and I humbly say thank you for your strength and courage. We need both right now. Love you so!

ellie and all
November 04, 2013
I wish so many things were different, Pat. I am so sorry.
October 31, 2013
So many memories come flooding back at this time of year - packages sent with Halloween candy, pictures of the trees with the beautiful colors - so glad you got to see "Home" once more before you left us -- we miss you honey!
October 28, 2013
Pat - Bastian is such a wonderful little guy! He lost his first tooth and he is so excited! Wish you were here to share this big event in his little life -- Love you very much --
October 27, 2013
Pls Pass This Book onto Queen Katherine. Best Always ST Patrick
October 22, 2013
I love you, Pat. And, I miss you so much.
October 15, 2013
"Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying points: to build courage when courage seems to fail; to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith; to create hope when hope becomes forlorn." Love and miss you, dearly.
October 07, 2013
I hope you were smiling down on us on Sunday morning, dearheart! It was a perfect time - so beautiful and peaceful. Love you and miss you more than words can describe --
October 06, 2013
You probably never knew how much we all love you...still. These days hold memories that make us sad but we have many more happy memories to get us through. Keep us steady and strong, sweetie!
October 01, 2013
D and Em are going to the Pirate game tonight!
September 25, 2013
This time of year is so difficult. On September 11, 2007 I was at the Sean Hannity Freedom Concert when you called to say you were being deployed to Aghanistan - seems like an eternity since we've seen you. WE love you and miss you very much, honey.
September 19, 2013
Miss you every day, honey.
September 11, 2013
Thinking of all who lost their lives on this day and all those who lost their lives because of this day. God bless all of you and your families. God bless our country and keep all of us safe.
September 03, 2013
Dave, Andy, and you mean the world to me - I love you all and your families so much <3
August 28, 2013
Just thinking about you -like every day. You are missed, sweet one, you are surely missed.
August 22, 2013
The kids are going back to school - it is such a simple thing that you and Bastian miss, but it is so special. Love and miss you -
August 12, 2013
He had a wonderful 7th birthday, Pat! His little face lights up when he sees his family - such a sweetheart. <3
August 07, 2013
Honey, please help us to be strong when sadness overwhelms us. Thank you for the gift of B - he makes things easier. Remind us to see the gifts around us - white puffy clouds, beautiful butterflies, and each other. We miss you but we know you are always with us!
August 06, 2013
Some days Paddy-boy, I just can't believe that I can't see your face or hear your voice. I wish you were here- please please please come back.
August 01, 2013
Your son is going to be 7 years old in a few days. He is the sweetest boy, Pat! I hope we are doing a good job with him - he is loved so much but he misses you --
July 23, 2013
Miss you very much, honey. The little one looks like her cousins . . . ; )
Wish you were here with us -- Love you
July 15, 2013
God bless you brave soldier. Thank you for your service and for your sacrifice. You will always be remembered in the hearts of those who loved you. May you rest in peace.
July 08, 2013
I love you and miss you, dearheart.
July 05, 2013
Celebrating freedom - remembering the cost. Thank you, sweet boy, for being so brave.
July 02, 2013
Isn't she something, Pat? : )
June 28, 2013
Coming up to the 4th of July --- I love you and miss you beyond words!!
June 17, 2013
I know you didn't have a long time with B but you were a good Dad for him - he misses you and loves you, Pat. We do, too.
June 06, 2013
Watch over your brothers and keep them and their families safe. Hard to believe Dave's going to be 37 and Andy 35! You are still my boys, though - I guess you always will be. <3 We love you honey -- miss having you here.
May 31, 2013
I salute your veteran. My condolences for your loss and gratitude for your loved one's service to our country.
May 29, 2013
We love u pat you did great cousin thinking of u today and always
May 29, 2013
Dearheart - So many people miss you!! If only we could see your face or hear your voice one more time - we love you so so much --
May 28, 2013
Patrick you were in the center of our thoughts all weekend. You and Rob are missed by all of those who have been touched by your sacrafice. God continue to watch over your loved ones and grant them peace.
May 28, 2013
Always in our thoughts, always in our hearts - we miss you sweet boy, always.
May 27, 2013
May God (Psalm 83:18) creator of all grant you peace and continous great memories of your love one. My deepest sympathies
May 18, 2013
thank you, sgt. kutschbach. we owe a great debt to you and your family.
May 13, 2013
You were with us all over the weekend honey - we always feel your presence - we love you so much and miss you more than words could ever describe -- <3
May 08, 2013
words can not say how sorry i am over the lost of your loved one. being a marine mom of a son with a purple heart tears my heart out when anyune in our military lose their life protecting us. god bless and your family is in my thoughts and my heart!
May 05, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 29, 2013
God bless your precious boy!
April 29, 2013
Thinking of you, Pat - knowing how much everyone misses you -always!
April 24, 2013
Love you, honey -- miss seeing your face and hearing your voice -- <3
April 18, 2013
How about that Riley? ; D
April 08, 2013
It would've been 8 years for you and Ginger - really would've liked to have seen what you two would do together! And, the little B, too. He misses you - he feels your absence in so many ways. But, he is a good little guy, very kind and thoughtful and he's reading now so well!!! I love hearing all of them read - Love and hugs to all of my angels!
April 01, 2013
Keep us safe, honey! We miss you so! I know you are at peace - I believe that with all my heart. Love you very much --
March 23, 2013
Isn't it amazing to see the impact you have on so many people's lives? No cure for cancer, or new high-speed technological invention - just you. Doing something you were committed to do. We are all here for a reason, some of us just take longer to figure out what that is. Pat, you remind us to do better, try harder and to never, ever give up. Thanks, sweet pea!
March 18, 2013
I was overwhelmed with the responses to the article detailing the renaming of FOB Kutschbach that Bo sent out. You were lucky to be in the presence of all of those outstanding and courageous men.

We miss you very much, Pat. Love you --
March 15, 2013
You received your Green Beret on St Patrick's Day 2006. We were all there to share that day with you and Ginger -- even B was there, we just didn't know him yet! ; ) It was a special day for our family - it is a great memory to have. Love you, honey! Miss you dearly --
March 05, 2013
We're coming up to St Patrick's Day, again, dearheart - I miss you so much. I would love to see you with Bastian -- <3
February 20, 2013
Thank you for protecting our way of life. I'll never take what you did for granted. I love that B is playing hockey, it's a man's sport. I'm proud to be an American and its because of guys like you I can be.
February 15, 2013
I love you --
January 28, 2013
A very brave man
January 16, 2013
Love you very much --
January 09, 2013
I know you are always watching over us but I'm asking you to wrap your arms around us all right now and keep us strong together - we have a great family and the bonds of love will get us through anything. Love you, honey.
January 04, 2013
I just miss you ---
January 02, 2013
;) Keep us all safe and sound as we move into this new year. We miss you so much, Pat - you are always in our hearts and on our minds - you are with us always. Love you, dearheart.
December 12, 2012
Thinking of you today Debbie! Praying God will comfort your heart.
December 11, 2012
Special day today ---- Love you and miss you very much, honey.
December 02, 2012
Happy Birthday, sweet one! We love you -always -


ellie
November 29, 2012
We miss you so much, love!!
November 26, 2012
So grateful for my family - you mean the world to me and I love you all!!
November 21, 2012
God bless you and your family for the brave actions of the sgt.long live his
bravery!!
November 12, 2012
R.I.P. Patrick
Remembering you and all Vetrans today.
November 12, 2012
TO STAFF SGT. PATRICK KUTSCHBACHS FAMILY YOUR SON WILL BE MISSED I DIDNT KNOW HIM BUT I JUST WANTED TO GIVE MY RESPECTS MAY HE REST IN PEACE BECAUSE HE IS SAFE KNOW
November 11, 2012
Love knows no boundaries, sweet one.
November 10, 2012
Although I didn't know you I am grateful for what you did. Serving your country is one of the most respectable things a person can do. I'm grateful that brave men like you serve so that people like myself can enjoy the luxuries associated with freedom. Your loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers.
November 10, 2012
Although I never knew you I can be thankful for what you did. You fought for your country and gave up so much so that we could enjoy the luxuries associated with freedom. I'm thankful for that. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and loved ones.
November 10, 2012
Thank you for sacrificing so much to give all of us Americans the things we take for granted everyday. We're all forever indebted to you. May God be with you and your family.
November 10, 2012
I miss you buddy
November 08, 2012
Thank you for your service
November 08, 2012
first off thank u everybody for your kind support for our family as we approach this very sad day for our family it goes along way for us to see that so many of u people care about our family and our cousin pat thank u all so much we miss u pat and we love u
November 07, 2012
Thank you everyone - thank you for remembering Pat.
November 06, 2012
I visited FOB Kutshbach while deployed to Afghanistan, I always think of SSG Kutschbach and his family's sacrifice as Veterans Day approaches. May we never forget your service! God be with you and your family.
November 03, 2012
We may not get to see your precious face but we know you are right here with us always. Help us through these days of sadness with memories that bring a small smile through the tears. We love you!
el
November 02, 2012
Thinking of you and your family today
November 01, 2012
These are the saddest days . . .
October 25, 2012
Miss you, honey --- miss you.
October 08, 2012
Thinking about you today Pat. Your service to our country has not been forgotten.
October 07, 2012
silas n. kisto former wiht 101 a/b
October 05, 2012
I love you and miss you ---
September 11, 2012
Thank you, Pat, for defending our country and sacrificing your beautiful life for our freedom. Today, more than other days maybe, we remember why it is important to be strong in our convictions, vigilant of our faith and ever-protective of those we love. Your legacy remains our goal. You are always with us! God bless America and all those defending our country, here and abroad.

ellie and all
September 11, 2012
Remembering all the people who became heroes today and to those families whose lives were changed so suddenly by cowards. Heartfelt prayers go out to all the families of all of those who lost a loved one today and in the days that followed. God bless the United States.
September 03, 2012
I Don't know you, but my heart go's out to all of you for your loss. and to all the familys of our vets for thier loss.
May God forgive me for not thinking about all of you as often as I should.
August 26, 2012
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY STAFF SGT. PATRICK KUTSCHBACH . MAY GOD AND ALL OF HEAVEN REJOICE AT THE SIGHT OF ANOTHER AMERICAN HERO. THANKS TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY FOR THIS ANGEL.
August 24, 2012
I cry a lot for all that we continue to miss because you are not here with us. If only you could be here, too. Love you very much - miss you more than words can say --
August 13, 2012
Ginger and Russ worked very hard to make Bastian's birthday party a wonderful time for him, his friends, and his family! It was great -- we love you, Pat, and miss you so much! B had so much fun! He is the sweetest boy . . . <3
August 01, 2012
Your little one is going to be 6 years old in a couple of days - seems like only yesterday when we were holding him at the park in Fayetteville - he was only three weeks old then. So glad we have those memories, Pat - Love you!
July 30, 2012
Feeling your loss so much these days - wondering what it would be like to have you here - what would you be doing? We have a big hole in our hearts, Pat. We miss you so deeply.
July 26, 2012
Thank you for giving us freedom.. You will never be forgotten.
July 23, 2012
Had a great time with the Family, Pat, but we miss you! I hope you were smiling as much as we were - we love you, honey and miss seeing your face and hearing your voice. <3
July 18, 2012
Please watch over all of us, honey. We love you and miss you very much, every day.
July 11, 2012
Land of the free becasue of the brave! Patrick, you are the definition of what a real hero is. Heros are not sports stars or TV actors. Real heros are the brave men and women like Patrick who gave their life for other. "No greater love is this, that a man would lay down his life for another"
July 10, 2012
really wish you were here . . . <3
July 03, 2012
Love you honey - Thank you.
June 27, 2012
We were so honored Patrick. Love you and miss you so very much --
June 07, 2012
Hard to believe D's going to be 36 today -- watch over him, honey.
May 26, 2012
You are never more than a thought away! Thank you for considering us worth the sacrifice...but, oh you are missed sweet boy, you really are.
May 21, 2012
Did you see those precious smiles and hear the wonderful, joyful, laughter? Can you believe Ri-boy is 9 already?!! I'll never forget watching you boys hug each other on that day - I know you were watching over the little ones this weekend - they had so much fun!!! But it would be even more wonderful to have you here with us - I'm sure you raised a glass for Andy on his day -- we miss you and love you very much, honey.
May 12, 2012
RIP.
May 05, 2012
i miss you
April 25, 2012
Memories...little hugs from those we love and miss! Thank you, sweetie!
April 23, 2012
I don't want you to be gone --
April 09, 2012
Your spirit is alive and well my love -- I felt you with us this week-end and know that you are watching over us all.
April 07, 2012
This weekend as we remember the man who died for us on the cross to save us from sin we also remember you who died for our freedom to worship that man who died on that cross. Thank you Patrick and God Bless your family this Easter Season.
April 06, 2012
Special Day <3 I love you ---
March 28, 2012
Miss you -- <3
March 21, 2012
Some people's lives end when they die. There is no one to remember them, to share a story with or look at a cherished picture. You, Pat, will ALWAYS be with us because we remember and love you - yesterday, today and all of our tomorrows!
March 19, 2012
Your family and friends all watched the tribute this week-end, Paddy-boy! We love you and miss you very much! Did you see all those cute little leprechauns this week-end? They were busy!! Those little ones are so special - keep them in your care, honey. Protect those big ones, too -- ; )
March 14, 2012
It's tournament time --- miss you darlin'!!
March 05, 2012
I love you and miss you so much --
February 23, 2012
Bastian, Ella, and Emerson all said "The Pledge of Allegiance" last week-end . . . those little voices are so pure and good. They give me hope and strength -- I love you and miss you very much, honey --
February 10, 2012
Prayers out to the Kurtz Family at this time - I'll never forget the day we heard your name on the news, February 11. Your family misses you, Russ - so do your friends -- give my boy a hug - you take one, too. I close my eyes and see you and your Mom and Pat talking outside of your house while your sister played the piano; you guys stalling around - wanting to stay just another minute . . . Love you --
January 30, 2012
oh Pat -- I heard your laughter in your brother's as we watched the little guy play hockey yesterday; sweet moments that I know you are watching. ; ) We love you very much, honey --
January 23, 2012
The little B had hurt feelings on Friday but he is okay; we are doing our best to surround Bastian and Ginger with love - if only we could protect our children from everything that hurts them. ;) I love you honey -- miss you so much.
January 03, 2012
I miss you so much --
January 03, 2012
thank you Patrick
December 05, 2011
Your son is delightful, wonderful, full of love! He asks about you all the time these days -- please watch over all of us and keep us safe. We love you --
December 03, 2011
You know I am hardly ever on time, so Happy Belated Birthday! Are you watching the holiday activities and smiling? The little ones are so precious and, I guess the big ones are, too. Thinking of you and knowing you are with us always.
December 01, 2011
It's your birthday - wouldn't trade one second of the time we had with you, from the very first moment. I love you --
November 28, 2011
Big empty space where you should be - we feel it - we miss you deeply, honey. It was a wonderful week-end with the family - you are with us always, loved dearly, and missed profoundly. Keep an eye on Andy over the next couple of days, please! ; )
November 23, 2011
I love you, honey
November 13, 2011
November 10, 2011
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Patrick Kutschbach:
Please accept my remembrance of Patrick on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
November 10, 2011
I didn't know you long buddy, but in that time we spent on Pathfinder together I learned how strong the human spirit can be. Thank you for everything you did for all of us at Pathfinder, or as it's now called Firebase Kutschbach.
November 10, 2011
It may be four years Pat but for us it was only yesterday. I was standing under a street sign dedicated in Rob's name when I got that unwanted news. I'm so sure you both are looking down and watching over us.
November 10, 2011
Miss you, Paddy. Having a PB cut into butterflies for breakfast this morning. Side of milk of course. Can't believe it's been four years. Continue to watch over your family and loved ones, they are in my prayers today and always.
November 10, 2011
Pat and Rob watch out for your families this Veterans Day weekend they all miss you so much!
November 09, 2011
Pat, there were no words four years ago and there are none still that make your loss easier to bear. Know we keep you close and believe you are ever guarding your loved ones. Remembering you always with love - ellie, Libby, Danny and Logan
November 08, 2011
Pat, watch out for your mom her heart still aches for the loss of you. Wishing your family a holiday season filled with love and filled with great memories of you!! God bless and keep them and give them comfort.
November 07, 2011
These days are crushing dearheart - I know we focus on celebrating your life - I know that - we do - you had a great life -not long enough but filled with the love of your family and friends - and the beautiful little B ; )) You got to do what you wanted with a great buch of guys. But, we miss you so, Pat. we miss you so much.
November 02, 2011
Thinking about all the little things that were going on - sending you Halloween candy - pictures of the trees on the hillside - pictures of home. So glad you got to see them, sweetheart, and know that we were always thinking about you and praying for you. We love you so much --
October 25, 2011
Pat, I look at lots of photo's now and the one I enjoy looking at is the one of you and Rob in that backdoor bar in NC. The bar is closed now but this memory remains open.
October 24, 2011
ah, Patty- boy . . . love you so
October 12, 2011
We had a great time with our family these last couple of weeks; so much going on. The kids are doing well - getting used to school. The parents are doing well, too. ; ) Lots of birthdays to celebrate this month - we've had a lot of fun, but we always miss you, Pat - we always talk about you honey - it's just not the same without you. I know you are watching over us all - please keep us safely enfolded in your arms. Love & hugs -

Hope you got to see Andy the other night; he got ahold of one - it was great! Made me think of how cool it would have been if you were the one setting to him ; ) And, I know you were watching over brother D that same night; he is so good; he made your Aunt Dale very happy - it was a good night all the way around. ; ) More later --- I hear your laughter in your brother's -- it is good.
October 12, 2011
Made it through another birthday, honey. I love you --
September 30, 2011
Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as Freedom should not be highly rated.
~ Paine
A good friend sent this to me today so I thought I would share it - I love you Pat -- I miss you so much. <3
September 22, 2011
Watch over us with gentleness and love; keep us strong and bound to each other with the strength of our hearts; we are going to get through every day together - there is no other way. Love you so much, honey - long to see you and hear your voice. <3
September 12, 2011
After watching all of the coverage this weekend- reliving it again - thank you for serving our country with courage and honor. We will never forget! always, el
September 11, 2011
A 9/11 Story by Mike Christman

Sometime after the attacks, my bro Ritchie Stellmann gave me a stone and a thick piece of shattered glass he collected from the ruins of the World Trade Center. For those of you who don´t know, he is a NYC police officer and was on duty in lower Manhatten on this fateful day 10 years ago.

Over the years, these relics have travelled through the hands of my niece´s and nephew´s schoolmates when they brought them to show and tell. They became conversation pieces from time to time when guests came over. But I always had this feeling that they needed to serve a better purpose.

As fate would have it, I met an American soldier over here in Germany who is a true warrior; a Special Forces soldier who, time after time, has been at the absolute tip of the spear in the fight against terror. I gave him the relics which were passed on to me years ago and told him that if he, or anyone else in his unit, ever started to wonder just why they are doing the job they are doing, this will help to regain focus. Almost dumbstruck, he took them from me and said they would be with him on every future mission.

About a year or so later, I met him again and he gave me a six sided stone. It was from Afghanistan and written on each side was information about SSG Pat Kutchbach who was killed in action on November 11th, 2007. My friend took that stone from the spot were his friend was killed. I have had this stone with me for the last four years now. Again, as in the past, I feel as if this stone has not yet finished it´s jouney. Somehow, this story is not over.

I think it´s finally time to send this relic to a certain family back in the United States.

PS: If you are a member of Pat´s family, please email me so that I can send this to you. May God bless you Pat and your family!
September 11, 2011
Never to be forgotten...
September 02, 2011
I miss you so ---
August 28, 2011
Thank you for giving your life so that we who love freedom can continue to enjoy it. I am so sad for your family and friends. Life isn't fair. So sorry Patrick had to die. Love and blessings to those left behins.
August 17, 2011
I look at your brother's faces and listen to their voices and I see and hear you in them -- I love you, honey-- and I miss you so much -
August 16, 2011
THANK YOU FOR ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR AMERICA--USof A..REST IN PEACE BRAVE WARRIOR--SEMPER FI--YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN----------
August 16, 2011
THANK YOU FOR ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR AMERICA--USof A..REST IN PEACE BRAVE WARRIOR--SEMPER FI--
August 08, 2011
The sad journey is just starting for all of these families - please help them Pat; send them the strength and courage to keep going. Love you, honey --
August 07, 2011
Another sad day for our military. We will never take for granted the courage of our men and women each day and we join with those in mourning and offer our prayers and support. May your strength keep us strong. always, el
July 25, 2011
We miss you --
July 14, 2011
Remember the love, Celebrate the life, Share the journey -- This is what the TAPS organization says. It is the hardest thing any of us will ever have to do, but, every day we'll do the best we can. We have all changed - nothing is the same - and we all carry a great sadness with us. Still, we are grateful for the time you were here with us - it just wasn't long enough. Miss you so much --
July 02, 2011
There is not a day that goes by that the men of 1-10 don't thank you for the sacrafice you made. Everyday we go out and we do what needs to be done in your name. Never forgotten and always loved, take care brother.
July 01, 2011
Always in our hearts and minds!
June 30, 2011
Another celebration, more memories to make! You have taught us not to take anything for granted. There will be alot of laughter and fun this holiday weekend but never doubt that you are in our hearts always! We share everything with you now. Supreme gratitude to the men and women of our military and their families for giving us a reason to celebrate. God bless each of you! always, el
June 29, 2011
Fourth of July coming up - lots of emotions to get through again. We miss you, Pat -- We miss you very much. There isn't a day that goes by that we wouldn't give anything to have you here with us - if only we could.

Those little ones are going to keep me company this week-end! I'm so happy that they are so close - it's the way it should be. I know that you and your brothers always wanted your kids to grow up together. Well, it's happening!

Love you always -
June 20, 2011
You were missed yesterday my love -- little Bastian is a dear; I know you're proud of him and Ginger. They are doing well and I know you would give anything to be here with them, but watch over them and keep them safe. Your little guy loves you very much and misses you, but he knows you are always with him in his heart - we all miss you, Pat. Love - love - love
May 31, 2011
Lots of glasses were raised in your honor, honey. It was a very sad week-end - we love you and miss you more with each day that goes by. But, we are doing our best -- Love you tons -
May 31, 2011
Pat,
We will always remember........
May 17, 2011
I never met you but you were a brother at arms willing to stand for your country. De Oppresso Liber

AM
May 17, 2011
tahnk you for giving all you had to protect me..
May 17, 2011
Remember the day Riley was born? Such a happy day for all of us! And, this week he's going to be 8 years old - those early days were fun and you were so good with him. He misses you, Pat. ; ) We all miss you --
May 02, 2011
Today I was happy to hear that Osama bin Laden was killed during a gun fight with U.S. Military. Its soldiers like yourself that made this victory possible. Thank you for your service and for your sacrifice Pat.
May 01, 2011
Patrick - a victory for all those who fight against hatred and injustice in this world! You were so brave to fight for all of us and again tonight we say thank you to you and All of our military men and women. The world is safer because of you - God bless. always, el
April 22, 2011
It's Good Friday - another special time coming up that you are not here with us. It is so hard to be here without you but I know we have to do our best until we see you again. This week-end reminds me of the hope we have and the faith that we will be reunited again. Until that day, my sweet boy, know that there isn't a moment that you are not thought of or missed, or loved very much.
April 13, 2011
You are on my mind a lot these days, Pat. So many things are changing -- love you, honey.
March 30, 2011
I miss you, Pat. Miss seeing you- hearing you- talking to you - miss you. So much. Watch over us, dearheart.
March 17, 2011
Happy Saint's Day, Patrick!
I'm going to close my eyes and raise my glass to our family, our love, and our courage! God bless, son. We miss you very much ---
March 14, 2011
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
March 04, 2011
Going to have my two favorite little guys tonight! B & Ri together are just so funny and sweet, too. They are good buds already and I know they will stay that way always. I love you honey and miss you very much -- <3
February 25, 2011
Some days there just aren't enough words- miss you so much -- <3
February 14, 2011
I love you, honey

<3
February 10, 2011
A month of celebrating love! Thank you for setting such a high standard. I know you never meant things to turn out like this but what we are learning every day is that love never fails. You didn't know you would become such a lesson for us - such a force in our lives. Who woulda' guessed?? You, in person, would be fantastic but you, in our hearts is something to celebrate. Happy Valentine's Day! always, el
February 03, 2011
Big Steeler week-end coming up, honey. I know you are in the company of some great-great Terrible Towel holders! Miss you --
January 31, 2011
We had some special visitors on Friday and they presented us with a plaque, a medal, and a medallion. We watched a video of your work - saw a couple of pictures of you that we hadn't seen before - you were smiling & laughing! We love you so much Pat -- we miss you more every day, honey. Bastian was awesome!
January 24, 2011
I was looking at pictures yesterday of all of us - literally watched you all grow up again. ;) We had some pretty amazing times - lots of fun! I hope that's how you all look back at your lives. I am so proud of you and your brothers - You are all so good- Love you, honey.

Lots of Terrible Towels waving yesterday - I imagine you saw that! ;D
January 20, 2011
Love you --
January 11, 2011
Bastian is moving up in his pre-school! His teachers think he's ready - Ginger is so proud of him! We are, too! Gigi also received a very good report - she's keeping up with the 5 year olds in her school - no surprise there! Riley is starting basketball again and Ella is working hard at her dance - they are all so wonderful and they have such a good time together, Pat. Just the way you thought it would be for them - growing up together -- We love you and miss you - you are always in our thoughts, honey.
December 28, 2010
Hey brother, seems like forever ago since we were at Bragg. I am sorry I missed you at Stuttgart, but I will see you before long Pat. De oppresso liber.
December 24, 2010
Another Christmas Eve . . . we miss you very much, Pat, very much, honey. It's hard to listen to the Christmas carols and watch all the Christmas stories-they bring back memories of a different time for us. The Grinch was on last night; so many times you guys watched that together! We are grateful to have those special memories! ;) We love you, sweetheart, and miss you more than I could ever say. Continue to watch over all of us and keep us safe. <3
December 17, 2010
Going to see your boy in his first Christmas program today, Pat. ;) He's doing just fine -- Love and miss you very much ---
December 03, 2010
Thinking of you and comforted by the fact that you are safe and surrounded by so many loved ones. Keep watching over us and know we miss you every day! Happy birthday with love - ellie
November 30, 2010
Today, we celebrate not just your first day of life but every day that came after it. I am so grateful that you were given to us -- We love you, honey.
November 12, 2010
Missing you cuz. Keep Grandma safe as I know you will.
November 11, 2010
Thinking of you and Rob today as we celebrate those Veterans who have given their lives to protect our country and to keep us free! Thanks Pat and Rob. God be with your family and friends today also.
November 10, 2010
Rest in Peace, Pat.
November 10, 2010
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Patrick Kutschbach:
Remembering Patrick 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
November 10, 2010
I can't believe its been 3 years. Your legacy lives on through everyone that you have touched. We all miss you P.
November 09, 2010
These days are filled with "if only" wishes as we all remember. Nothing takes away the pain of your not being here but we all are trying to lead lives that you would be proud of. We need your strength, we need each others love and we need to remember that we will see you again in God's time. May our faith be stronger than our sadness. We love you buddy and ALWAYS will! ellie, Libby, Danny and Logan
November 09, 2010
You were still with us 3 years ago; seems so weird even now to say that- Time does not heal all wounds, my love. We love you so - and we miss you, Pat. We miss you very much.
November 07, 2010
Almost 3 years.
November 02, 2010
Hey brother! Just so you know you will never be forgotten by the members of ODA 021. Your picture hangs in plain view of the team room and in 20 years from now when the future generations of Special Forces soldiers stand around the 021 team room after a hard days work, pop the top of a cold Weissbier make a toast "Proast!" It will be to you and the selfless service you gave to the team. You will always be remembered and respected forever. "Proast!"
October 27, 2010
Well, honey,Ginger has graduated and seems very happy that she has completed her course! She had a party on Saturday to celebrate and we all went -kids, too! It was a great night for the kids to be outside playing and they were!
Coles was talking about the old days and it was nice to hear his stories about you and things you did in Ingram - he misses you a lot. ; )
Love you greatly, dearheart - Mom
October 12, 2010
Andy and Amanda came over with the little ones on Sunday for breakfast and then we watched Riley play soccer at 1:30. He scored 4 goals! It was another great day for our family - we are living - we are laughing - and we are surrounded and supported by the love we have for each other. There isn't any way to explain how much we miss you but we are (with each other's help) going on. I wish more than anything that you could be here with us but I believe with all my heart that you are safe, happy, and peaceful. We will be with you again - and, until then, keep an eye on all of us who love you and miss you every day.

PS I know you had to laugh yourself when you heard little Ella's bubby giggle on Sunday - pure joy! ; )
October 08, 2010
I love you, Paddy. <3 I missed you on my birthday - B made me a great card (with Ginger's help!) and they brought me presents (B picked the stuff out!) Ginger had to talk him out of getting me a Transformer - hehehe!! Just like his Daddy and Uncles --- Love you, honey!
September 22, 2010
It feels like forever since I've seen your face or heard your voice. I miss you, honey.
September 10, 2010
Tomorrow will be 9 years - this day was the day that marked the beginning of many changes in our lives. We remember the heros of September 11 and all who have come after them. We love you so much, Pat, and miss you every day. <3
August 30, 2010
Hi Sweetheart -
I miss you so much - would so love to hear your voice and hug you. I didn't know we weren't going to have a lifetime - didn't know there was going to be a limit on those things for us. Just want you to know that we all love you dearly and wish more than anything that you could be here with us. God bless, honey.
August 24, 2010
Twinkling stars, big puffy summer clouds, a big, bright moon... every time we look up we somehow think of you and say "hi". Days are rushing by and things change so quickly but one thing never changes - we miss you.

always, el
August 09, 2010
August 9, 2010
Four years ago we all waited to hear about the birth of your child - it was a joyful day - so full of promise! Happy 4th Birthday to Bastian! He is wonderful - a blessing - I know you smile when you watch over him, Pat. He is surrounded by love - thank you for him.
I love you -- Mom
July 19, 2010
Your friend Terry was here over the week-end; it was sweet of him to call us. We had a great lunch on the Southside and had a chance to talk for a few hours. We also got to meet another fellow, Chris, who is in for a little while longer. We are going to keep in touch with Terry. He was very moved by his experience of having to bring you home - I can only imagine. But, he did it. He has a special place in our hearts, Pat. Dear Lord -- I miss you so. Watch over us, honey. We love you very much -- Mom
July 09, 2010
This Fourth of July was nice. We went to D & E's for a picnic. Ginger and B were camping so they weren't there but we had a good time being together. We miss you - Love, Mom
June 24, 2010
I know you would have enjoyed Father's Day with Bastian. He is growing up so fast and changing so quickly. He likes his Tae Kwando classes and I love watching him. It's hard to believe he's going to be 4 - he is doing just fine, Pat - I'm so sorry you aren't here with your little guy but I know you are watching over him always.
Love you - Mom
June 15, 2010
Well, sweetie. Dave's birthday puts him up to 34 -- hard to believe, isn't it? He took the little B to Riley's games over the week-end for you. We miss you so much - please watch over us all and send me some extra strength if you could. I love you -- I miss your smile. Mom
May 29, 2010
As we begin this Memorial Day weekend, all of us here want to say that you, Pat, have forever changed our lives. Your courage, your sacrifice is always with us. Sometimes it hurts, it angers or overwhelms but most importantly it keeps us honest. We owe you that. Every day we have the chance to do better because of you and every other person who has given their life for our country. May our lives honor your sacrifice---always, el and all
May 28, 2010
Patrick,
You are always on my mind, but especially this weekend when we take time to remember those who have given so much for the freedoms we have. May you continue to watch over your entire family, who miss you so much.
Debbie and Don Wood and family
May 27, 2010
The little "Bean" was a big hit at her dance recital! She was so happy and so mature for her five years!! She's very good and it didn't seem to bother her being on the stage at all - she was a good leader up there! Keep smiling on us honey, - we love you and miss you all these days! Mom
May 20, 2010
Can you believe Riley is 7 today, Pat? Keep him safe - watch over all of us -- Love you -- Mom
May 19, 2010
It's Andy's birthday, today. ; ))
May 04, 2010
I miss you so much and love you very, very, much honey. I hope you got a good chuckle watching your brothers and Riley out on the baseball field. ; ) Send us some extra blessings if you can, please! I love you, Pat --
April 26, 2010
Give your Grampa a big hug for me --

Bastian is growing up - he has so many of your mannerisms, Pat. We played baseball, badminton, golf, "guys" (of course) and trains, yesterday. It was a good day; I hope you are smiling now. ; ) I love you -
April 20, 2010
Are you watching over us? Keep us strong - We love you and miss you.
April 05, 2010
Tomorrow would have been your fifth wedding anniversary - I know how happy you were with Ginger and how thrilled you were to have your son, Bastian. Even though you didn't have much time together, you were very blessed. Thank you for your messenger of hope and peace yesterday, honey. We love you and miss you very much.
March 20, 2010
Thinking of you, thinking of all who love you - always - as we enter a new Spring season. Seasons change, many things change but our love for you remains constant. Send us a little courage to not only live strong but to love strong.


always, el
March 17, 2010
Today, on the feast of your patron Saint, I think of you and smile....
March 15, 2010
St Paddy's Day on Wednesday. I have a picture of you at 4 months old, sitting on the couch with Dave and Andy - I pinned shamrocks on all of you - my boys. Your name: Patrick was for me because I wanted to call you Paddy and Francis was for my Grampa Stich - the perfect Irish-German name! Hope you are all raisin' your glasses in glory! I love you, honey! We miss you very much!
March 08, 2010
Miss you, honey.
February 01, 2010
We're coming up on the third anniversary of losing Russ; that seems impossible - seems like yesterday when we heard his name on the radio -- it was the beginning of such great sadness. First Russ, then Rob, and then we lost you. We miss you so much, Pat. Love always -- Ma
January 19, 2010
Dearheart - Your son is awesome! So sweet - so smart -- and the funniest little guy - so much like you! He loves his family very much and he talks about you all the time. He is doing fine, Pat. He misses you - he knows so much about you already. Ginger talks freely and honestly about you in ways that he can understand. She is a very good Mother to Bastian <3

Keep an eye on us and keep us safe - we miss you more each day and love you always - Mom
January 14, 2010
Dear Andy and Amanda, Patricks parents and family -
Though I didn't know Patrick, if he was like his brother, I'm sure he was a fine man! I want to first thank Patrick, for his service to our country. He is in my daily prayers and his sacrifice, and his family's sacrifice will not be forgotten. With deepest gratitude to Patrick and most sincere sympathy on the loss of your brother & son.

May God grant him eternal peace, rest and happiness and God Bless America!
January 13, 2010
I have not posted in a while, but continue reading each and every special message posted here. And each time it reminds me to salute you again, Patrick, and to talk to God and ask Him to bless your family and friends that you have here. God bless them and all who may read this.
January 04, 2010
Pat,

Wanted to let you know Seneca and I were holding out on a special frame for a Primanti Bros. photo we found at the Heniz gift shop when we were in PA. It's finally up in our kitchen and it's one of our ways to remember you and all your very special family we were able to meet. You and Rob are forever in our thoughts; and your sacrifices humble us each and everyday. Thank you.
December 29, 2009
We all gathered together on Sunday for our Christmas, Pat. It was a lovely day - different without you there to laugh and carry on with us; I miss hearing the three of you laugh together. But, we had a good day - the kids are always so happy to see each other - what a blessing that is for me to see my grandbabies hug each other! Merry Christmas - watch over us, love, Mom
December 22, 2009
It is a struggle sometimes to find that Christmas spirit! But I know you would not want sadness to take away from this beautiful season, so send us smiles through the tears. We may cry when we think of you and all those we have lost but we know you are with us. Just like Santa - I don't need to see him to know he exists (but it surely would be nice!). Love you - el
December 17, 2009
Miss you, honey. Miss you very much.
December 03, 2009
Just adding our thoughts and prayers to all who are thinking about you and missing you. Happy Birthday - we celebrate your life well lived but still wish you were here. Keep us strong. We love 'ya - el and all
December 01, 2009
Pat-

Though I did not know you I have heard the most wonderful things from the woman that stood by your side and loved you very much. Thank you for giving your life so that we can feel safe and be here to help others as you have done.
I value the friendship in Bree, that I know you saw in her as well.

Happy Birthday
SH
December 01, 2009
Dear Pat,
There is not a day that goes by that I dont thank God for allowing me to be a part of your life for as long as I was.
We will meet again my friend,
A hundred years from today
Far away from where we lived
And where we used to play.
We will know each others' eyes
And wonder where we met
Your laugh will sound familiar
Your heart, I won't forget.
Thank you for everything that you have done for me. My deepest sympathy goes out to your wife, your son, and your family.
See you down the road!
~ Bree Schaeffer
December 01, 2009
Hey Buddy I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday and to let you know that you will NEVER be forgotten and that we miss you every day! Happy Birthday!
love -Bree
December 01, 2009
Remembering the first time I saw your face (4:37 AM) --- Happy Birthday, honey. I miss you very much today and always.

Love, Mom
November 11, 2009
Patrick,
Thank you for all you gave to keep our country free.

Debbie and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this week of remembering our heros.
Debbie and Don Wood
November 11, 2009
Kutschbach Family ~

Thinking of you and remembering Pat’s sacrifice.

God bless and keep you,

Kim Cagle
(Joe's Mom)
November 10, 2009
Ginger and Bastian,
Two years ago a special person was taken out of your life and the lives of all that cared about him. Know that you are not alone and never will be alone because he is watching over you every second of everyday. Pat was a great friend, husband, and dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys today. Know that God didn't take him away from you he just brought him home to watch over you from above. Bastian your dad's purpose on this earth had been fulfilled and to everyone who knew him knows that you were that purpose!!! Love you guys!
November 10, 2009
Pat today is a day I will never forget, one minute they were putting my Son Rob's name on a street sign and at the very same time my other Son Shawn came up to me and told me what happened to you. I felt that hole in my heart grow once again. You were there to support me and my family during the worst day ever in our lives. I think of you all the time, talk to you and see you with my Rob once again. We love you Pat and miss you. Just know that we will never forget your sacrifice to this country and the freedoms that we have. You, Rob and so many are in our prayers every minute of every single day.
November 08, 2009
Deb, Ginger, Dave, Andy and family,

Each day must hold its own pain, but the 10th has to be extremely difficult. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Pat will never be forgotten. He certainly touched many lives because of who he was...a wonderful son, brother, husband, father and friend. He will always be honored. He deserves to be honored. He gave the ultimate...there is no greater love.

Peace, strength and great hope to all of you,

Bo's Mom
November 07, 2009
The calendar is hurling us towards a day we don't want to remember and yet we remember it everyday. You showed such courage - please stand by us, support us, remind us of our duties in the days ahead. An honorable life... that is what you lived and we must keep trying to do the same. All of us remember life with you here - and struggle without you. Thank you, Pat and thanks to all who have served our country. You are always with us, ellie and all
October 26, 2009
Oh, Pat. I miss you so much --
October 08, 2009
Time continues to move forward. Memories of you will never fade Pat.
I miss you man and not a day goes by that something reminds me of the good times. I want to thank you again for your service and your model of courage and exuberance of life!! I will pass that along in every way i can. Rest easy bud your courage has helped me sort it out many times!! As we move forward i thank you again for your sacrifice.
October 07, 2009
Things are falling into place for Dave & Emily's wedding. I hope we have a beautiful day for them<3

The little ones are busy with school and they are excited about Halloween - I think monsters and superheroes are the thing this year for the boys - I don't know about the girls yet. ; )

Bastian is growing so fast; we have some interesting conversations these days. One of his favorites is talking about what color eyes everyone has. He is putting the pieces together; he knows his Daddy has the same color eyes as his Grammy and he and Mommy have the same color.

Dave & Andy made it through the Bachelor Party and the girls did, too. They had fun. So, all we need to do now is hope that all goes as planned and everyone has fun. Keep an eye on us, please!

Thank you for hangin' on to me last Friday - I love you & miss you so much, dearheart. Mom <3
September 19, 2009
It has been a while since my last message here, but I have read everyone's remembrances of Patrick along the way, and have continued praying for his family, friends and loved ones. He is not forgotten and those who knew him and loved him so much are not forgotten either. God bless you and all who read this!
September 17, 2009
Still miss you Pat! To the family your son/ husband will NEVER be forgotten!!!
September 11, 2009
This day reminds us that freedom is never free and the price paid by all who have given their lives to protect us can never be forgotten. We stand together in faith and love for our country and with deepest gratitude to you, Pat.
September 10, 2009
September 11, 2001 --
Remembering all who lost their lives on this day, and because of this day. Rest peacefully, my son. I close my eyes and lay my hand on your head- and kiss you good night.
September 10, 2009
To the Kutschbach family,
I wanted to let you know I have been thinking of you and Patrick and I will never forget Patrick, a great American Hero. Thank You for raising a true Hero. Doug Maseth
September 09, 2009
Not a day goes by that I dont think about you Pat. We had alot of great times together that I'll never forget. You were someone that I always looked up to. I miss you bro.
August 17, 2009
Russ, Rob, Pat -- God bless boys! We miss you!
August 16, 2009
Till we meet again...RIP SSG
E.co 2/58
August 08, 2009
Bastian turns 3 tomorrow. I remember waiting to hear from you and Ginger -waiting to hear that he was finally born, and healthy. Continue to watch over him and keep him safe, Pat. You are his special angel - we miss you, so. Mom <3
July 19, 2009
This is our purpose: To make as meaningful as possible this life that has been bestowed upon us;
To live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves;
To act in such a way that some part of us lives on.

A German philosopher wrote it -you did it.
Pat - thank you for everything! We keep you close always, ellie
July 14, 2009
I miss you, dearheart --
July 07, 2009
and at the gowing down of the sun and in the morning we will remeber them

god bless mate

Brit Army vet
July 06, 2009
I miss you P
July 04, 2009
While celebrating our freedoms today we will be remembering Pat and Rob as they gave everything to protect them. Debbie, you and your entire family continue to be in our prayers and may you all have a day of happy memories!
God Bless, Debbie and Don Wood
July 02, 2009
There is discipline in A Soldier
you can see it when he walks,
There is honor in A Soldier
you hear it when he talks.
There is courage in A Soldier
you can see it in his eyes,
There is loyalty in A Soldier
that he will not compromise.
There is something in A Soldier
that makes him stand apart,
There is strength in A Soldier
that beats from his heart.
A Soldier isn't a title any man
can be hired to do,
A Soldier is the soul of that man
buried deep inside of you.
A Soldier's job isn't finished after
an 8 hour day or a 40 hour week,
A Soldier is always A Soldier
even while he sleeps.
A Soldier serves his country first
and his life is left behind,
A Soldier has to sacrifice what
comes first in a civilian's mind.
If you are civilian -
I am saying this to you.....
next time you see A Soldier
remember what they do.
A Soldier is the reason our land
is 'Home of the free',
A Soldier is the one that is brave
protecting you and me.
If you are A Soldier -
I am saying this to you.....
Thank God for EVERY SOLDIER
June 23, 2009
Just a reminder - we never forget you! I am hoping you will send a little guidance, a little assurance, a gentle evening breeze that tells us we are on the right path. Your view is so much better!! Use your strong hands to keep little B and all of your family safe -you are so much a part of our hearts! LYA, el
June 22, 2009
Father's Day -- thinking of you with so much love. We continue to watch over Bastian and Ginger as best we can. B is a wonderful little boy, Pat. He has a twinkle in his eye that is so like you - and, his spirit, his kindness to everyone - it knows no bounds. Rest easy, son.
May 25, 2009
Thinking of you today and always..... thank you.
May 25, 2009
Debbie, Ginger and family, I am thinking and praying for your family today. I will never forget Pat or the great sacrifice he made. He continues to be a Hero to all who knew him.

God bless you today and forever,
Margaret Beheler (Bo's Mom)
May 24, 2009
Thank you for letting us know that you remember - Patrick is missed so much - more and more, as each day goes by, we understand all that he gave up for this country. God bless our military - God bless our country -- God bless all of you!
May 24, 2009
Dear Debbie & Kutschbach Family,
We are remembering Pat's sacrifice and carrying you in our hearts.
God bless and keep you,
The Family of SSG Joe Mann
May 23, 2009
Wow! What a lovely tribute! Pat, please know that so many of us - those who knew you and those who did not -are saying thank you this weekend for your courageous life. One weekend, one lifetime is not enough but we take a few minutes to be touched by the sacrifices of so many as we try to carry on here. I'm trying to be worth it!! You are deeply missed and greatly loved! always, el
May 20, 2009
Dear Debbie,
Just wanted you to know that a church here in our small town of Yuba City does a week of rememberance for Memorial Day for all those who have fallen to keep our country free. I wanted to tell you that I placed a picture and a small bouquet of flowers by the wall that Patrick's name appears on. I have also done a rubbing of his name and plan to send it soon. I hope it gives you some comfort knowing that Patrick's sacrafice is not going unnoticed in our small community. I continue to think of you most every day and I keep you in my prayers. Look forward to this weekend as a time to celebrate Patrick's life. He is forever a hero!
May 18, 2009
I can only hope that you were smiling and laughing right along with us yesterday, honey. It was a moment I'll never forget -- those little ones are so blessed! Thank you for B - he is so full of love!
May 14, 2009
Hi my baby -- Mom
April 12, 2009
ah, darlin', another holiday passes without your sweet smile. We were all here today- we all feel the great emptiness without you. If only . . . we miss you so much - we love you so deeply -- we keep trying.
April 12, 2009
Just like Jesus, you gave up your life so we could live. Thanks Hero
March 17, 2009
Happy St Paddy's Day! This was the day you received your Green Beret - 3 years ago! A happy day for all of us because you worked hard for it and you were successful! I still don't know how your brothers made that trip, but they did -- for you! A toast! 'Beannachtam na Feile Padraig!' We love you, Pat!
Mom
March 16, 2009
Hello dear Pat - you have a loving hand to hold now, familiar arms to give you a hug and we find comfort in that. You always loved Elizabeth and our thoughts are with you both as we go through each day always remembering...always.
March 03, 2009
Volleyball started today. This time of year always makes me think of you and your brothers playing volleyball. So many great memories we have! The 2000 state play-offs were so awesome, so inspiring to so many people from all over the state! We need to find something to inspire us again, Pat. I love you, sweetheart. Mom
March 02, 2009
i could still remember the second i heard the news, took a minute what a minute i couldnt listen refused. then an hour started stretchin god blessin you and the troops, such a hero what a hero god help us to face the truth. my biggest idol bigger brother no other was quite the same, such a same who to blame without u its not the same, all i know is that i miss u and one day we"ll meet again.
February 27, 2009
Hi Sweetie-

Just wanted to let you know we miss you very much. Bastian is growing so fast and talking up a storm! He's so smart and he has such a sense of humor - quite a character and so much like you! I can almost hear you laughing at his antics! Thank you for such a beautiful little guy -- I love you, dearheart.
February 03, 2009
For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.


Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

A TIME FOR PEACE
February 01, 2009
These are exciting and happy days here but never doubt that you remain uppermost in our hearts. You are always a part of every celebration because you are always a part of us! We love you and miss you more than words can say - we know you are smiling with us! Love you, ellie
January 15, 2009
I know you are never coming back and that is really the only thing that I want. So, with that in mind, I go about each day and try very hard to do as much as I can for our family and friends, appreciate all that is wonderful in this world, and do the best I can. It will never be okay with me that you are gone, even though I know it was your choice to serve. You knew it was possible that you would not come back and you went any way. I understand all of that. I know you were deeply happy. I know you were loved and respected and that's more than a lot of people have in their lives. I know you are at peace with your Father. I know all of these things and yet, I want to see you with all my heart, I want to hear your voice, I want to hold you in my arms one more time. These are my thoughts every day, so every day is a challenge and a choice. Some days go better than others. ; ) Love, Mom
January 04, 2009
Dearest Son,
We have celebrated Christmas and the New Year a second time without you - that is so hard to believe even now. Watch over us all and keep us wrapped safely in your arms - our sadness is deep. We miss you and long to see you again. God bless, dearest.
December 28, 2008
It is a difficult time of the year when a loved one has gone on. I hope and pray that Patricks family, friends and his military brothers and sisters find some comfort and joy and peace remembering the many good times you had with Patrick. God bless you all and my prayers are with you.
December 27, 2008
Though I never spoke directly with Pat I was one of the infantry guys there in the wadi that night and the memory of that night still haunts me. My best wishes to all your friends and family and my sincere thanks to a brave American who made the ultimate sacrifice for both his country and the men next to him. Speaking on behalf of my men and the rest of men who were there with you that night- we will never forget !
December 26, 2008
Merry Christmas Pat! Like everything else, the holidays are different without you here but I know you were watching over your family with love. Holidays and family traditions remind us of our past but more importantly they remind us that while some things may change - love is our constant. As you are with us, we are with you!

Love, el
December 06, 2008
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December 04, 2008
Dear Pat,
There is not a day that goes by that I dont thank God for allowing me to be a part of your life for as long as I was.
We will meet again my friend,
A hundred years from today
Far away from where we lived
And where we used to play.
We will know each others' eyes
And wonder where we met
Your laugh will sound familiar
Your heart, I won't forget.
Thank you for everything that you have done for me. My deepest sympathy goes out to your wife, your son, and your family.
See you down the road!
December 02, 2008
I remember getting the call to say you had arrived - little baby Patrick! We did not need to see your baby face to know we loved you and would always love you. And as much as we would love to see that not-so-baby face right now, we still love you and feel you with us where it matters most - in our hearts. You were welcomed into our lives on your birthday - you will remain with us everyday...that is love! always, el
December 01, 2008
Happy Birthday bro...you are with me always. Love you P.
D
December 01, 2008
I love you, Pat.
November 17, 2008
I never talked to you or knew you. However, I knew Ben and he spoke of you. That night on the FB was a life changing one. May your family and friends have peace.
November 14, 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 Patrick, 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
Proud Air Force MIL SrA Dana – Randolph AFB

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

Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
http://tinyurl.com/6gey8b
November 13, 2008
The flag memorial in your honor is beautiful. It symbolizes a lot of things: Our country's freedom, your strength and courage to fight for that freedom. It also means your protecting your family/household as the flag waves in the backyard. I am proud to look at such a wonderful memorial in your memory everyday.
November 11, 2008
There is not a day a single day that I do not think about you and your family.. I MISS YOU P!!!!
November 10, 2008
Patrick,
Even though I have never met you or your mom I feel a tremendous connection to both of you. You see, I'm SSGT Chris Wood's mom another member of the 10th group based out of Colorado Springs. That part of the group is currently deployed to Iraq. We hear from Chris most every day. There is a good reason for that his wife, Seneca, Jordan, his three year old son, and Caden, his seven week old son are here with us in our care until he returns the first of February. We pray for all of your comrades and their safe return . I know there is not a day that goes by that they and myself do not think of and your family. What you and they have given so that one day there may be peace in our world. Chris and your former comrades are still fighting that fight and making sure that you and Rob did not die in vain! Thank you Patrick for all that you have given. You and Rob are my true heros! I send my best to your Mom, Dad, brothers and sisters, but most of all to your wife and son. May God continue to watch over them all and give them peace. God Bless you and all who have given to protect us all. Love Debbie and Don Wood
November 10, 2008
Pat,

We are thinking of you today, as we do everyday. We miss you and we love you. Thank you for watching over us everyday. Please give us strength and peace in the days ahead.
November 10, 2008
I wish to honor and remember Patrick today and to tell friends and family that I am praying for you. Please take time to honor him by remembering some of the good times you have had with him.
November 10, 2008
Pat, please look over your family and friends today. They need your strength and love to get through these tough times. They miss you so much! It's hard to believe it's been a year already. God Bless you and all of the service men and women who defend our freedom and help those in need. You are truly an American Hero and you will never, ever be forgotten. My love, thoughts and prayers are with all of your family and friends on this very hard day.
November 10, 2008
Pat~
We are thinking of you today and always...I can't believe its been a year since we lost you. I am sure there is one heck of a remembrance ceremony planned at Camp Kutschbach today in your honor....we miss you! You will always be in our hearts!

The Jennings Family~
Tabitha, Adam, Tanner, Terran & Taegan
November 10, 2008
Patrick,
Thinking and praying for you on the 1st anniversary of your passing into eternal glory. May God hold you in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends", John 15:13.
November 09, 2008
Fallen, but not forgotten.......
Patrick, you live on in the memories of those who knew and loved you.
May God eternally bless you and your family and all those who serve our great country.
With gratitude and love,
Donna Spencer & family
November 09, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Patrick Kutschbach:
Patrick 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
November 09, 2008
This year has seen many changes for so many of us. I believe we only have so much time to accomplish what God has in mind for us. I hope and believe you are in a better place where you will fine eternal peace. The people who are still waiting for that peace will someday find it, then all those who shared in your to short life, will rejoice together with the good God who knows all, and loves all, as all fathers love their children no matter what. Eternal rest, dear grandson.

Gram Huffner
November 09, 2008
Dearest Pat and all who love you,

I only know that the world was a better place a year ago today because you were still with us. Tomorrow will be as painful as every other day has been since you have been gone. I cannot imagine what courage it took to face each day as a soldier but I ask that you send some of that strength to your loved ones today. Many people will be honored and remembered over the next several days. Our hope is that we will honor you every day by the lives that we lead. There should be words that help, that heal... but as always, to those who love, no words are even necessary. We love you and miss you. always, el and family
November 09, 2008
Not one of us is here by chance. God has a plan and a purpose for each and every one of us. Pat was put here to fulfill a certain duty too. Pat’s departure, after he fulfilled his mission, brought much sorrow to those who loved him, but we must keep in mind that this was God’s plan. Although we miss him, his journey is complete. Godspeed Patrick, Godspeed!

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.
I CORINTHIANS 2:9 NIV

With love,
Aunt Diane and Family
November 09, 2008
If only we could go back, but I guess all we can do is keep fighting forward with our heros engraved in our hearts. Thinking of Pat and all of you everyday!

Love,
The Pirelli Family
November 01, 2008
To Pat's Family & Friends,

My brother Tom had the honor of serving with Pat and my thoughts and prayers are for all of you during this time.

Although I never had the pleasure of meeting this amazing man or his family before 11/10/08, I realize how not only my life has changed since, but my Family's as well.

My brother Tom was home just a few weeks ago and we were all at the football game helping him cheer on our Eagles when they played your Steelers. Pat, you were right there with us during our laughter and celebration... we will never forget how you've touched out lives nor your ultimate sacrifice.

Pat, I'm sure you already know that your teammates/brothers have returned to your base and I'm sure I don't have to ask, but please watch over them, keep them all safe and help the guys finish the job... rumor has it that you've touched a very warm spot in God's heart :)

May God continue to help your Family through; just as my prayers will continue to stay for them, always.

Kim Rogers
Sister of SFC Thomas Rogers
10th Group - Stuttgart, Germany
October 29, 2008
Just thinking about you Pat - Your freinds and family were all here on Sunday to put in a flag pole in the yard. It is beautiful - there's a helmet welded to the top. We couldn't put the flag up yet because we have to wait for the cement to dry, but it will go up soon. It's tall enough to see from all over the township. ; ) Everyone misses you so much; it was good to have your family and friends all together to do this for you. It made me smile hearing everyone talking and laughing - watching the Steeler game and eating together - I could almost hear your voice mixed in with theirs -- could almost see your smile. It was a good day, full of love and friendship, touched with the sadness of people who love you and miss you so much but continue to keep your spirit alive! We will continue on together -- Mom
October 27, 2008
Pat just thinking about you today. We miss you everyday and talk about you often. Keep watch over us and help us in the hard days ahead.
October 21, 2008
This is taken from Arlington National Cemetery: For some, it is a chance to walk among headstones that chronicle American history; for many, it is an opportunity to remember and honor the nation's war heroes; and for others, it is a place to say a last farewell during funeral services for a family member or friend.

Veteran's Day is November 11th. We will remember!
October 14, 2008
Hi dear one - these days seem all too familiar, filled with memories. Each day finds our hearts heavier - always wishing for a different outcome. Does that make sense? Did you know how much you were loved? Hope so. We miss you and know you are watching over us. Love, thoughts and prayers are sent to your very dear family especially in the days ahead.
October 02, 2008
I miss you and love you very much, dearheart.
Mom
September 11, 2008
On a day that we lost so much, you found the courage and resolve that led you to a life of service and sacrifice. We know your choice brought you intense pride, we learned what a source of knowledge and stength you were to your brothers in uniform and we remember that your goal was lasting peace. Though most of us will never be asked to put our lives on the line for what we believe in, as you did, we renew our efforts today to be strong in our convictions and to make our lives memorials to honesty and integrity. Our flags are waving, our eyes are brimming over and our hearts are filled with love for you this day and every day. As you stand united with the many heroes who lost their lives, we stand united with those left behind and WE WILL NEVER FORGET. Thank you, Pat - we miss you always!

el and all
August 23, 2008
Tomorrow August 24th, runforthefallen will be running the last leg of their run across America for all soldiers KIA in Iraq and Afghanistan. The run will end at Arlington National Cemetary.
Pat will be remembered as he is everyday in thought and prayer along with your family...The family of Tim Haren, a friend and commrade of Pat's, will be walking 5 miles in Ohio to honor his memory and service to all of us. We will be walking for Rob Pirelli too. Both of these fine young men were Tim's friends...we thank you all for your son,husband,brother, good man. God Bless you and peace be yours.
August 22, 2008
There is a mass to honor Patrick at St. Benedict's Church in McMurray, PA on Thursday, August 28 at 8:30 am.
August 19, 2008
I love you and miss you pat ..
August 14, 2008
Hi honey! It has been a struggle for your loved ones here...you are so missed. We all know you are with us in our hearts but just a glimpse of you would sure be nice! Remind us to look for you in each other - send us some of that awesome courage you have to get us through - until we can hold you let us hold each other in love. By the way, aren't your two brothers such good guys? It's hard here but we will keep going, okay? Love to you - el
August 09, 2008
Today is Bastian's second birthday. He is so sweet, and smart, and loving. There are so many things he does that remind me of you, especially some of the faces he makes! ; ) Continue to watch over him and all of us, too. You are in his little heart always . . . We miss you & love you so much - Mom
July 31, 2008
Hey Buddy - just checking in. Here we have lost another of the "good guys" when Randy P left us last week. His life was an inspiration and when I first heard about him, I wrote to him to see if he could meet with Mom and your brothers and help in any way. Actually, I think I asked him since he would be seeing you soon if he could give you a hug - so hope you got it! Thinking of you every day - keep watch over us all, please. Much love, el
July 30, 2008
Debbie,Just wanted you to know that I'm in Albuqureque at a Blue Star Mothers Convention. We had a memorial service this morning where all lost heros were remembered.Tears came to me when Rob and Patrick's names were read. They both were true heros and we all appreciate their sacrafice for our country. Hang in there and my continued prayers. Debbie Wood
July 26, 2008
For those still struggling to make sense of this tragedy: May you find some comfort.

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person..


When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.


They may seem like a Godsend and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.


Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.


Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.


What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.


They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.


Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.


LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to
have a solid emotional foundation.


Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to
use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being a part of my life. . . . . . .


. . .. . . . . whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.
July 22, 2008
To the family and friends of Sgt. Kutschbach,

I am so sorry for your loss.

My name is Maggie Selzer, and I am directing ‘Run for the Fallen 5K run/walk’ in Boalsburg, PA (just outside of State College) on August 24th, 2008. The event, held on the PA military Museum grounds, aims to keep alive the memory of all fallen soldiers, but particularly those from PA. All proceeds from the event will go to organizations that support the families of fallen soldiers and supports wounded soldiers.

I encourage you to learn more about the event at www.freewebs.com/runforthefallen5k/index.htm.

The event is meant to keep alive the memories of brave young men like Sgt. Kutschbach.

If you have any questions, or would like to send a memory of Sgt. Kutschbach to be included with the flag memorial that will be set up at this event, please contact me at (814) 571-8755 or maggie.selzer@yahoo.com.
July 06, 2008
There will be a mass in Patrick's honor on Monday, July 6th, at 8:30 am, at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, McMurray, PA.
July 05, 2008
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Staff Sgt Kutschbach and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
July 05, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Staff Sgt Kutschbach!
July 04, 2008
Freedom is never free. ~Author Unknown
July 04, 2008
Hi Pat! Are there fireworks in heaven? When you look down tonite to watch, we'll be looking right back at you - with love. It's supposed to be another fun, family day and your absence is harder to bear on these days. We remember today that it is now up to us to be the guardians of all that we hold dear and to never take a moment of this life for granted. You are still a beacon for us to follow and we hope we are making you as proud as you have made us. We love you - we miss you, always! el
June 26, 2008
We miss you so much, dearest son.
June 15, 2008
Hey Bro...Happy Father's Day. I visited with your boy today. He's growing up fast. He's a great kid and I'll make sure whenever he gets older and messes up, he'll be moving some rocks as punishment. Andy and I are watching over him...no worries mang. I miss you bro. You are with me in everything I do...in my mind, my heart, my soul. I love you. Forever.
D
June 15, 2008
If B could talk (or write) he might say:
It's Father's Day and while most would think of what you can no longer do, I am going to say thank you for what you already have done as a Dad. Thanks for choosing a Mom for me who is so special, so loving and so strong for this journey. Thanks for having a family so filled with love that I will never know a day without special caring from them. I will see you in their eyes and hearts every day of my life. Thank you for having the courage to fight an unpopular war and to never waiver in your resolve to protect our country. I will always know who you are - you are me! Happy Father's Day to the best Dad ever!
June 03, 2008
Debbie and Ginger, please know that there are so many people praying for you and your family. I know this past week was very diffcult. I'm thankful that Bo was able to spend some time with you. May our Lord Jesus continue to strengthen you, encourage you and give you a great hope. We will never forget Pat. Much love and blessings,
May 26, 2008
The mother on the sidewalk as the troops are marching by
Is the mother of Old Glory that is waving in the sky.
Men have fought to keep it splendid, men have died to keep it bright,
But that flag was born of woman and her sufferings day and night.
'Tis her sacrifice has made it, and once more we ought to pray
For the brave and loyal mother of the boy who goes away.
There are days of grief before her, there are hours she will weep.
There are nights of anxious waiting when her fears will banish sleep.
She has heard her country calling and has risen to the test,
And has placed upon the altar of the nations's need, her best.
And no man shall ever suffer in the turmoil of the fray
The anguish of the mother of the boy who goes away,
You may boast men's deeds of glory, you may tell their courage great,
But to die is easier service than alone to sit and wait.
And I hail the little mother, with the tear-stained face and grave,
Who has given the flag a soldier - she's the bravest of the brave.
And that banner we are proud of, with its red and blue and white,
Is a lasting holy tribute to all mothers' love of right.

**Though it is a poem about mothers, all who love Pat feel his loss very deeply and understand the importance of his sacrifice. Every day is now Memorial Day - may we try to be deserving of what has been given us by our brave men and women. We hold you in our hearts always - el
May 26, 2008
Debbie and family,
Just wanted you to know that Patrick and Rob Pirelli are in our thoughts and prayers this Memorial Eve. We remembered them in church this morning as well as your entire families. They are HEROS to you, to us and to our country and we thank them for protecting us, our country and our freedoms. They gave all they had, are now gone, but will never be forgotten. They live on in the hearts of all who knew them, all who knew of them, and all who loved them. I pray that your healing is continuing and that your memories of Patrick are keeping you steady. Accept my deepest regards and God Bless you and your family.
May 23, 2008
Thank You.
May 23, 2008
As we begin this Memorial Day weekend our thoughts are with all of the families and friends "left behind". We have gained new insight into the words sacrifice, bravery, hero and pain. Pat, you have given us so much and we remember you with love and pride knowing you are watching and encouraging each of us to live with integrity. Though you are in our thoughts every day, this weekend it will be even more so. The tears shed these days will end - our love for you will never end. Thank you, love! el and family
May 20, 2008
Yesterday was Andy's birthday ----- and, today is Riley's. I thought about the day he was born when your brother came and told us he had a son!! Keep a close watch on our little ones, Pat. We miss you so much ---- Love you tons -- Mom
May 09, 2008
Debbie, I would like to give you this poem for Mother's Day.

Gold Star Mothers

Started with a group of twenty-five
in the year of twenty-eight
By those who lost a Son or Daugther
From the wartime's cruel fate.

When the Blue Star on the Service Flag was replaced with one of Gold
Everybody knew a Mother grieved
with a loss from that household.

Out of tragedy, we were formed
And, Out of love we continue.
This legacy of Gold Star Mothers
With the heartache, that they knew.

Its so sad, they still exsist
And most llikely always will
As long as, we go to war
There's a need they must fulfill.

I continue to think of you often and probably more today. Chris will be returning to Iraq sometime in the next couple of weeks. He and Seneca are expecting their second child in September. Chris has spent the past eight weeks in NC going through swat-sniper school.

Hope the healing continues for you and your entire family. Happy Mother's Day.
Debbie Wood, Yuba City
Proud mom of SSGT Chris Wood and Lt. Patrick Wood
May 02, 2008
To the wife and family of Patrick,
The VFW Vesle Post 418 in McKees Rocks, PA would like to express our sincere sympathy in the loss of a great soldier. We would like to honor Patrick with a plaque but cannot locate the correct phone number of Patrick's wife. The VFW Vesle Post 418 would like to present this plaque to the family on Memorial Day. Please contact the VFW and leave a message for Commander William Dawkin at 412-771-7034 after 2:00 PM.
April 28, 2008
Dearheart --

We miss you more every day but we keep trying our best to do what we know you would want. B is getting so big & he is so funny & wonderful! Keep a close watch on him and Riley, Ella, and Emmy -- and us, too, of course. We love you always -- Mom
March 25, 2008
Its been almost six months P and i still cannot find the words to describe the everlasting impression you have left on not only my own life but the lives of the people around me.I personally feel blessed to have known you for as long as i have. Your path in life was walked with your head high and chest out. Not a day goes by that you dont cross my mind all the fun we had playin ball man i miss you dearly and pray that one day i have a child who grows up with the type of character you carried yourself with. rest easy bro we'll get back withcha down the road.
March 24, 2008
There is not a day I do not think of you. The profound impact you had on your family and friends will never be forgotten. If I could live just one day as you lived your life I will be a good person. You were a good man. You were a good father, husband, son, grandson, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, friend. We must keep your memory alive. You may not be here, but you were never be forgotten. Thank you for Enduring our Freedom Hero.
March 21, 2008
Dear Kutschbach Family,

As we start this Holy weekend, I hope you find peace. As our faith asks us to try and understand why Jesus had to die, I hope you begin to find the strength to recognize God’s plan and continue on. As we reflect on the meaning of Easter, I hope you find the healing power of God. And as we rejoice on Easter Sunday Morning, I hope you believe that Pat is rejoicing with his Creator. May the Blessings of this Holy time be with you!

Love,
Aunt Diane and family
March 20, 2008
Dear Pat,
Your cousin Libby's latest entry reminded me that we cannot always be sad in our thoughts of you although sadness is now a part of our daily life. It is hard to find things to smile about when the tears blur our vision. But today when I think of you I will include a thought, memory or wish that will bring a smile to my face because that is how I know you would want to be remembered. And buddy, we do remember - always! Thank you and keep watching over your family.
March 17, 2008
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
We love you all very much! We are so very LUCKY to have you all as our family. We love you and we wish you all the happiness and luck that life can hold and at the end of all your rainbows....a pot of gold!

Love,

O' El, O' Libby, O' Danny and O' Logan
March 11, 2008
We are thinking of you guys today with much love.

"Forward together, Forward"

El, Libby, Danny and Logan
February 12, 2008
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Staff Sgt. Patrick Kutschbach succeeded at his mission and all the people of the United States of America breathe easier because of his actions, service and dedication. Rest easy soldier you have left the world a little better!
February 09, 2008
If I knew it would be the last time i'd see you fall asleep
I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord your soul to keep,

If i knew it would be the last time i'd see you walk out that door
I would give you a hug and kiss and call you back for one more,

If i knew it would be the last time i'd hear your voice lift up in praise
I would have videotaped each word to play back day after day,

If it i knew it would be the last time i could spare an extra minute and say i love you
I would have told you everyday instead of you assuming i do,

If i knew it would be the last i'd be there to share your day
I would have been sure not to let anymore slip away,

For surely there is always tommorrow
To make up for an oversight
And we always get the chance to make everything right

There will always be another day to say our I love you's
And certainly there is another chance to say our I do's

But in case i might be wrong
And today is all i will get
I'd like to say how much i love you
And hope you would never forget

Tommorrow is not promised to anyone
Young or old alike
And today may be the last chance to get everthing right,

So if you are waiting for tommorrow
Why not do it today
And if tommorrow never comes
You'll surely regret to say
That you didn't take the time
For a smile, hug, or kiss
Or that you were too busy to grant someone what turned out to be their last wish,

So hold onto your loved ones close today
Whisper in their ear just how much you love them
And always hold them near
Take the time to always say I'm sorry, please forgive me, thank you, or it's okay
And if tommorrow never comes
You'll have no regrets about today!

We were lucky to know how much we were loved by you every day - and, you were lucky to know how much you were loved every second of every day --- we love you always dearheart - we miss you more than words can describe but we can see your smile and hear your voice and we remember . . .
February 07, 2008
"Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible." Anonymous
February 07, 2008
This Irish prayer is attributed to Saint Patrick and often referred to as the "breastplate" of St. Patrick--words that shield.

I arise today
Through the strength of heaven;
Light of the sun,
Splendor of fire,
Swiftness of wind,

Depth of the sea,
Stability of earth,
Firmness of rock.

I arise today
Through God's strength to pilot me;
God's might to uphold me,
God's wisdom to guide me,
God's hand to guard me.

Afar and anear,
Alone or in a multitude.

Christ shield me today
Against wounding:

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,

Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,

Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ in me.

I arise today
Through the mighty strength
Of the Lord of Creation.
February 03, 2008
I continue to think of you always. Tonight with friends we all rembered Patrick, Rob and all those who have given the ultimate for all of us. I can only wish that you and Rob's parents have peace with it all. God Bless you all. Love Don and Debbie Wood, Please call on us for any need you have. We pray for you all and your famlies. Love to you all.
February 01, 2008
Do Not Weep

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 in snow;
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn rain.
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight;
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry:
I am not there. I did not die.

This is one of my most favorite inspirational quotes. This changed my perspective in the months after I lost Tyler and it continues to help me years later. I hope that it brings some comfort to you guys. It is a new month and I want you to know that I love you all so much.
January 28, 2008
Deb, Ginger & Kutschbach Family ~ I received today from my daughter-in-law photos of the team on the occasion of the dedication of the firebase in Pat’s name – how powerful. I too, had the honor of attending the services for Pat in my son’s place. Although words continue to elude me, please know that you all remain on my mind, in my heart and in my prayers. Pat will never be forgotten. Grace and peace to you.
January 27, 2008
Debbie and family, I think of all of you so often. The loss of a child has to be the worse loss of all, I hope time is healing the sore and that wonderful memories are the scab. Take care, love and prayers to you all.
January 26, 2008
I am thinking about you guys today. I love you all very much.

"Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean." - David Searls
January 22, 2008
If I knew it would be the last time i'd see you fall asleep
I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord your soul to keep,
If i knew it would be the last time i'd see you walk out that door
I would give you a hug and kiss and call you back for one more,
If i knew it would be the last time i'd hear your voice lift up in praise
I would have videotaped each word to play back day after day,
If it i knew it would be the last time i could spare an extra minute and say i love you
I would have told you everyday instead of you assuming i do,
If i knew it would be the last i'd be there to share your day
I would have been sure not to let anymore slip away,
For surely there is always tommorrow
To make up for an oversight
And we always get the chance to make everything right
There will always be another day to say our I love you's
And certainly there is another chance to say our I do's
But in case i might be wrong
And today is all i will get
I'd like to say how much i love you
And hope you would never forget
Tommorrow is not promised to anyone
Young or old alike
And today may be the last chance to get everthing right,
So if you are waiting for tommorrow
Why not do it today
And if tommorrow never comes
You'll surely regret to say
That you didn't take the time
For a smile, hug, or kiss
Or that you were too busy to grant someone what turned out to be their last wish,
So hold onto your loved ones close today
Whisper in their ear just how much you love them
And always hold them near
Take the time to always say I'm sorry, please forgive me, thank you, or it's okay
And if tommorrow never comes
You'll have no regrets about today!
January 19, 2008
Thinking about you guys today with much love.
January 14, 2008
Ginger and Debbie, my name is Margaret and I am Bo's mom. I was so honored when Bo asked me to attend Pat's viewing and Mass in his place since he and some of the other team members couldn't come back for it. He thought so highly of Pat. When He called me to tell me about Pat, he told me, "Mom, pray for them because they are really going to miss Pat. They are such a close family. They love each other so much." Please know that I continue to pray for each of you. My heart still aches over your loss. I'm so thankful that your relationship was such that you didn't hold back. Pat knew he was loved and you know that he loved you so much. What a blessing. Lean hard on Jesus. May you be comforted, strengthened and filled with much hope by His sweet presence.
January 07, 2008
We miss you so much, dearest boy. I love you -- Mom
January 06, 2008
For the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Patrick Kutschbach. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the memories you have of Patrick comfort you. Thank you Staff Sgt. Patrick Kutschbach for your service. R.I.P.
January 02, 2008
Thank you for all of your messages - we appreciate them and need them. With love from Pat's Family
December 27, 2007
pat and kutschbach family,
our thoughts and prayers durning the holidays. everyone misses you dearly and you will never be forgotten you are a hero R.I.P
December 27, 2007
i am thinking of patrick and the kutschbach family. my prayers are with you and i am honored to have known such a brave man. wishing you peace in the coming year.
December 26, 2007
Merry Christmas, sweetheart. We love you and miss you very much but we feel your presence with us -- you are always on our minds and in our hearts. Rest easy, dearheart. Mom
December 26, 2007
Merry Christmas Pat - we think of you each day with great respect and love. Keep watch over your family - they miss you so much. Always, el and family
December 25, 2007
Merry Christmas Pat. I miss you, but at the same time I know you will always be with me. Thank you for your bravery. I couldn't ask for a better cousin.
December 18, 2007
Although I know of Patrick only in a very peripheral manner, I can see in reading through these remembrances that he was indeed respected, loved, and greatly admired. My condolences to his family and friends. May his son grow to know his father as the hero and good man that he was.
December 06, 2007
A few lines of memories for a beloved grandson,who was a beautiful baby, a rascal as a little boy, and a fine young man, who found early in his adult life what he wanted to do, and went after it with every fiber of his being. He found his love, and together they gave life to their son, Bastian. Pat came from a family of love, laughter, and shared lives. It is no surprise to me, his grandmother, that he took on the responsibility of defending all that he held dear. God bless Pat, his family, and all those who serve in any way to keep us all free. Memories will never fade.
December 06, 2007
Rest in Peace, Pat.
Aunt Donna & family
December 03, 2007
Pat,

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. May God bless you and yours.
December 02, 2007
To Pat's family,
Pat was one of my closest friends in Basic training (winter of 03-04). He was a great man and a great soldier, and will be greatly missed. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you!
December 01, 2007
God bless you boy. You did good. We love you and we miss you.
December 01, 2007
Happy Birthday Pat, love and miss you cous...
December 01, 2007
I love you, dearheart. Mom
December 01, 2007
Happy Birthday Pat...I love you brother...I will be out to see you in the morning.
D
November 30, 2007
I love you Pat, and will miss you.
November 28, 2007
Dear Kutschbach Family,
We felt such sorrow when we heard of Ella's Uncle losing his life for our country. It's unfortunate that Ella, Riley and Emmerson will not get to know their Uncle Pat in person but I'm sure they will grow up hearing stories from family members who fondly remember him - especially of his patriotism and heroism. The memories will be kept alive and the children will be proud to have had such a special uncle that meant so much to so many.
With thoughts and prayers from
Ella's teachers in the two year old class at Beth El Nursery School
Mary Kay and Dee
November 27, 2007
Dear Ginger, Bastian and rest of family,
Pat was another hero who sacrificed his life for our country, for our freedom. We were honored to be at his memorial service, which was a wonderful celebration of his life.
I am glad I got to shake your hand and offer my condolences, but I wanted to say so much more...
I never met Patrick but now I feel like I have known him all along.
Thank you and God bless you and your family, Patrick.
You will always be remembered!
Sincerely,
The Higginbotham Family
November 27, 2007
You are in my thoughts and prayers. I did not know Patrick, but I had heard a lot about him from working with Dave at Mellon. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do for you.
November 27, 2007
My family and I were fortunate enough to have met Pat and his family about 10 months ago when they moved in across the street from us in Germany. It was great having other American neighbors in a neighborhood not so "American friendly" so we quickly grew fond of our new neighbors. We especially loved having them over and we saw them almost every day as we worked in the garden or bar-b-q'd or played with the kids. Pat was quite a good cook and he used to bring things over often, so I would always try to accommodate with a beer or two or three! Watching their son Bastian, was always a joy. What we liked most was to be able to watch Bastian while Pat and Ginger got a night out as a couple. It was really nice watching them together because you could litterally see how much in love they were with each other. It was very important for them to have that time together and we really enjoyed babysitting so it worked out all around. I wish we could have watched him more often now.

Just having returned from his memorial service here in Stuttgart it's hard to put anything into words - other than we will miss him terribly and we pray for Ginger and Bastian. They're such good, strong, patriotic people and my heart is broken for her from the loss of her soul-mate. I felt very lucky that I was able to meet him and hang out with him around our houses. It was comforting to know we could basically just yell out the window and either Pat or Ginger would be there in a second. It's going to be very difficult to go out into my yard and look across the street - 20 feet away and see Pat and Ginger's house empty.

We're so so sorry for what happened and we will miss Pat so much.

All we can do now for Ginger and Bastian's next two weeks here in Germany is comfort her and help her in getting ready for her move back to the states. We wish her and her family God's speed and want her to know that we love her and Bastian very much. Pat was a great husband, father, soldier, friend, and really a great man! I held him in the highest respect and feel the world is a much darker place without him.

We will all miss him. I wish there was something more I could say or do. But I think what I can say most importantly to Pat is THANK YOU for protecting my family, and millions of other American families. If it wasn't for men like Pat I don't know where we'd be. We all owe you a debt that we can never repay.

Thank you Pat and God Bless You.

Mike Singley
Stuttgart, Germany
November 25, 2007
I did not know Patrick, but as the mother of three sons my soul is saddened with the loss of this fine young man, son, father, husband and soldier. My prayers go out to the family and friends of this fine young American. May he rest in peace and always remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. I, myself, am thankful for his service.
November 25, 2007
"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
God bless and sustain the family of this hero through these dark times.
Thank you for your sacrifice, from the bottom of my heart.
November 25, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy to the Kutschbach family in the loss of Patrick. I did not know Patrick, ( I lived in the Easton/Bangor PA area 52 years) 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. Patrick 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~
November 24, 2007
Dave & Family:
My deepest sympathies for your loss. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.
November 22, 2007
God bless all of you at the loss of Patrick, an American Hero.His courageous and honorable service to our country is deeply appreciated by this American family.Thank you, Patrick.
November 21, 2007
Rest in Peace Brave Warrior...
T~
Sister of a Fallen Marine
November 21, 2007
It was Saturday night when I received the call. I didn't want to believe it. I stopped breathing. My heart felt like it was in a vice. As I raced to work, I convinced myself this was a mistake. There is no way that such an impeccable human being, so young and full of potential, had been unfairly taken from us. You are my role model and my hero. You showed me what it means to be a husband and father. I love you and I will miss you more than you can imagine. You will never be forgotten. Ill tell stories of you to my kids. And B can rough em up :)
November 21, 2007
I'll always remember little Patman as the funny 12 year-old kid hanging out in the lobby of the gym before our home v-ball games (and who I swore was Andy's smaller clone).

It was funny how even then you knew how good a player he was going to be, and he didn't disappoint when I accidentally caught him and the team on TV playing in the state finals when I was in college. I can only imagine that Pat developed into an even better coach, soldier, and father as an adult.

My heart goes out to the Kutschbach family and my hat goes off to Pat. R.I.P.
November 21, 2007
Pat and my husband Josh served together in 1/10th SFG. I feel so honored to have known such a wonderful soldier, husband, and father. Thank you Pat for all of the laughs. You will never be forgotten Pat, we love you and your family.
November 21, 2007
Patrick or Kuts as I called him for short was one of my best friends in the Q-course. My heart dropped and tears began to fall when I read his name and saw his picture on the Army Times today. I had just found out that I will never see my buddy again. I will never forget the good times we shared, Kuts always had a way of making me laugh. "You'll be missed more than you'll ever know bro". To Ginger and the parents and family of Patrick. Please accept my deepest condolences during this difficult time. Brothers lost but not forgotten...
"De Oppresso Liber"
November 20, 2007
God Bless Pat, The Kutschbach/Huffner Family, and the United States of America. Pat, I will always have the fondest memories of you.
November 20, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. Can't imagine the sacrifice Patrick has made and now his family is making for this great country. Patrick and you are in my daily prayers.
November 20, 2007
Marty,Julie,Taylor and Merrit
Steve and I were saddened by your loss. Family is precious and hard to loose. Patrick will be remember as a hero by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your extented family. May Gods grace embrace you all.
November 20, 2007
I don't know your family, and I have never met your soldier, Army Staff Sgt. Patrick F. Kutschbach, but I felt compelled to send you my deepest, heartfelt sympathy.

Your son's commitment to our country is deeply appreciated by myself and my family. Your family's sacrafice during his service is also appreciated. During this incredible loss for your family, I cannot find words to express my sympathy. However, I can offer my prayers...and this Thanksgiving Holiday, I will offer my prayers for your family.

I wish each member of your family and all of the people that your son's life touched peace and love.

I ask God to wrap his loving arms around you during this very difficult time.

Your son is the ultimate hero, and I express my heartfelt thanks to him for serving our country.

Sincerely,
Julie Mikus
November 20, 2007
Andy & family,
You have my very deepest sympathy. I remember when you worked for Wells Fargo how proud you were of Patrick. He accomplished so much in such a short time in the military. I know the pain of losing a family member. May you and your family find peace in Gods love.
Your former co-worker
November 20, 2007
Words cannot express the gratitude and sorrow I feel for this young man and his family. To go into battle bravely, leaving his family and fighting for his country is a noble thing and he and his fellow soldiers will always have a piece of my heart. God bless
November 20, 2007
Dear Dave,
We are so sorry for your loss and have been thinking about you.
November 20, 2007
Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for the Kutschbach family. We got to meet Pat this summer...what a great guy, you could just tell how much he loved his family. He was very proud of them. Ginger, you will pull through this and you will be strong for Bastian...let him know how much of a hero Pat was. If you need anything, you know how to reach us! Take care and God Bless.
November 20, 2007
Deb, Dave, Dave and Andrew,

Know that Pat will remain in our thoughts, hearts and prayers forever.

Our deepest sympathies go out to you all. We are honored and proud to have known such a great person and a real American hero.
November 20, 2007
I just wanted to take a minute to Thank Patrick for fighting for our freedom. Although I didn't personally know him, I am a fellow Montour Spartan, and I whole-heartedly respect him for his services. He is a true American Hero... My thoughts and prayers are with the Kutschbach family, God Bless.
November 19, 2007
I can't even find the words...I lost my 19 year old son--5 Sept 2007, Balad, Iraq. I am absolutely devastated and I know that you are too...but find comfort in the fact that we will see our loved ones, our heroes again. Do I wish that I could trade places with my son? ABSOLUTELY not. He is in the arms of our Lord--"And God will 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" ~Rev 21:4
What a wonderful thought...
May God bless Staff Sgt Patrick Kutschbach, God bless you and your family and God bless America!

Contact me if you want to talk.

PROUD Mother of
Specialist Dane R. Balcon
KIA, 5 September 2007
Balad, Iraq
November 19, 2007
Dear Debbie, Andy & Family, It is so sad to lose anyone we love but for a mother to lose a child there can be no greater pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this very difficult time. Take care of Patrick's son. He will live in him. THe Mahaven Family
November 19, 2007
To the Kutschbach family, I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your brother, son, husband, father. I know that the days, months, years ahead will be a very difficult time. Please know that you have many people that are praying for you. You are all in my prayers and will continue to remain in my prayers. I offer you this and I thank you for the sacrifice you all have made so that we may have the freedoms that we do. God Bless Patrick and Thank you Patrick ! Please comfort each other during this time and be sure to let Bastian know that his father is a true AMERICAN HERO and because of him and his unselfishness, we have what we have today. I thank you and continue to pray for all you. Please know that even though Patrick is no longer where he was, he is now everywhere!
November 19, 2007
Dear Debbie -
We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are prayers go out to you and your family.
November 19, 2007
I have not had the honor of meeting Sgt Kustchbach, he will forever be in my prayers along with all of the our other fallen soldiers and our soldiers that are still over serving in the war. May god bless you and help you heal thru this difficult time. THANK YOU Sgt Kustchbach for your bavery and ultimate sacrifice! GOD BLESS
November 19, 2007
Dave,Andy and Family: you are in my thoughts and prayers and have my deepest sympathy, I am so sorry for your loss
November 19, 2007
Debbie,
I heard about Pat's passing at St. Louise's mass on Sunday. I watched Pat for you when he and my son Matt went to pre-school together at St. Louise. I am so sorry for your loss. He was the cutest little guy and when I saw his picture in the paper, I could remember his cute little face from nursery school. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
November 19, 2007
Dear Debbie,

Please accept my deepest sympathy. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Larissa Kocelko and family
November 19, 2007
To the Kutschbach Family,
Pat makes me proud to be an American. He has touched so many people's lives, not only in Kennedy Township, but throughout the country. To see all the American flags, and to attend his funeral viewings was a privilege. My husband and his family were very close to Pat, and although I only met him a few short times, he was always funny and very pleasent to talk to, he was never quick to judge, and he always had words of comfort for his friends. From another solider's family to yours... He is a HERO to this country. God Bless Him Forever, and God Bless your Family.
November 19, 2007
Thank you Patrick for making the ultimate sacrafice for our freedom. As a parent who knows the loss of a child, I wish to extend my deepest and heartfelt sympathies to Patrick's parents and siblings. May God grant you strength and peace. To Patrick's wife and son, may God keep you in his warm embrace now and always.
November 19, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
November 19, 2007
Debbie and David,
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I thank Patrick for protecting our freedom.
November 19, 2007
I did not know pat very well but he is my sisters husband and my nephews father im so sorry to hear about your loss he fought for our countryand he should be remembered by everyone.Pat will always be remembered in my heart.
November 19, 2007
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Patrick Kutschbach. A thank you too for the HERO, who chose to defend our freedoms on foreign soils. With deepest gratitude for allowing your hero to defend our freedoms, and with deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one and HERO.
November 19, 2007
I attended school with Pat at Montour although he was a few years older than me he was always such a nice kid. I hadn't seen him much since he graduated, but when I heard the news I couldn't help but cry for his family. It takes alot as a man to step up and defend your country in the way your husband, father, son, and brother did. He did something most men don't have athe courage themselves to do and he paid the ultimate price. Take pride in him and carry his name on forever. Make it known to his son what a HERO he really was and carry his legacy on through the rest of your family. With deepest sympathy and utmost respect.
November 19, 2007
I have never met this young man who life was taken,while providing the freedom that we all enjoy. All I can say is "THANK YOU".And to the family may God enbrace you and your family during this time of grief.
November 19, 2007
To the Kutschbach Family,
Words cannot describe the sorry that we feel for your loss. Knowing Pat was an honor. He always knew how to make us laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and his fellow soldiers. With Our Deepest Sympathy, The Cato Family
November 19, 2007
I just wanted to take a minute to express my condolences to you and your family. As an Army Veteran who served in ODS and LOK, I have only the upmost respect for your son and what he stood for.

Today, I will be working the funeral detail as a police officer, but my heart will always be a soldier.

I wish the Lord's blessings upon you. I will be honored to give my time and respect to you, your family and your son.

God Bless you all
November 19, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you in this sad time. From the mother of 2LT Tracy ALger KIA 11/1/07 .
November 19, 2007
To Pat's Family,
Our deepest sympathy to you. We will have nothing but wonderful rememberences of Pat. God bless him. Although he is no longer with you, may the memories you have of his life fill your hearts with joy. He was and is very special. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
November 19, 2007
Pat will always remain, for us, the funny, smart, bundle of energy and daring he was during the time he attended St. Philip's. When we think of Pat, we think of fun. We are so sorry he is not here to enjoy his wonderful family, it is so heartening to know he has a son to carry on his delightful qualities. Our hearts are with you all.
November 19, 2007
Ginger and Family,

You have our deepest condolences. I know it is hard, but you will pull through this. Pat was a great man and will be missed by many. God bless you and yours.
November 18, 2007
Our condolences to Patrick's family, friends and fellow soldiers.
November 18, 2007
To the Kutschbach family,
I did not know your son,husband, father, your brother yet, I wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to Staff Sarget Kutschbach entire family for your loss. I would also like to thank him for protecting & defending our country and granting me my freedom. As I drove through Kennedy and saw the flags I was proud to be an American because of Patrick. Thank you
November 18, 2007
Words could never express the way I feel for Pat's mother,father,wife,child,brothers and family. I can't stop thinking of them. I pray that his little boy will learn through others, what kind of father he had. I personally truly respect what he did for my freedom. He's not gone, he will always be with the ones he loves.

"May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and the rain fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again.
May God hold you in
the palm of His hand."

Thanks Pat.
November 18, 2007
To all who know and love Mr. Kutschbach - our sympathy and prayers go out to you all at such a sad time. I'm amazed at people like Patrick, who are willing to risk everything for our country and it's citizens. Amazed and grateful for people like Patrick. Please know that he and you are in our prayers and thoughts. You have so much to be proud of in Patrick, I'm sure; and his service to the United States is one of them!

Bastian has a wonderful role model to grow up with as you keep Patrick alive for him with your memories and stories of a truly selfless man and his brave actions in protecting our country. God bless you and give you comfort.
November 18, 2007
Our prayers go out to your family. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Your loved one was truly a hero, and we thank him for serving our great country. He will never be forgotten. God Bless all of you.
November 18, 2007
Dear Kutschbach Family, Mit Liebe immer=With love always. I will forever cherish Patrick and the supreme sacrifice he made on our behalf. I am holding you all close to my heart. God Bless you and God Bless the USA!
November 18, 2007
My heart goes out to the entire Kutschbach family over Patricks untimely death.
I was at the viewing yesterday and I was amazed at the support from Patricks comrades, family and friends.
It was absolutely beautiful.
All of my family in Bethlehem,PA and Pittsburgh send their condolences.
John O'Connor
November 18, 2007
My heart goes to you and your family. Pat was a good man with a great love for what he did. My prayers are with you.
November 18, 2007
To the Kutschbach Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Thank you, Pat, for your bravery and loyalty to our country.
GOD BLESS YOU!
November 18, 2007
To the Kutschbach Family. Again on behalf of myself and Chapter 42 of the U.S. Army Special Forces Association, we extend the sincerest of condolonces. Our chapter is at your disposal.
November 18, 2007
My prayers go out to your family. I don't know you, but I wanted to Thank Patrick, and all the other Military People who have lost there lives for the freedom that we all have, in the USA. May God Bless You...

Thank You
November 18, 2007
I thank all of you for your messages about my son, Patrick. I'm sitting here this morning taking a few moments to just be quiet and think about him and I decided to look at this -- thank you, is all I can say right now. So many of you have lost someone too, so you know where we are right now. It is comforting for his wife, Ginger, for me, for his brothers and their families, for his dad, to read your kind praises for his service to this country that he loved so much.

Debbie A Huffner - Patrick's Mom
November 18, 2007
Thank you for what you did to keep us free .My deepest sympathy to your family .
November 18, 2007
Ginger my thoughts and prayers are with you. You are an amazingly strong woman. I hope and pray that you have peace.
November 18, 2007
Some people live to be 100 and no nothing of honor.
Some people live to be 100 and no nothing of being a warrior of freedom.
Some people live to be 100 and never get the priviledge to know the sacrifice of freedom, honor, and courage. Some people never live.
Your son died living more and experiencing more in life than most people will ever experience in a lifetime.
I know this will not bring your son back, but it may give others the courage and the honor to live. It may give them the strength they need to find their way in life.

I have been trying to teach my stepson about honor, courage, strength, and sacrifice. He is a teenager and does not always understand. I hope you don't mind, but I plan to use the passage above along with your son's obituary to remind him. I am hoping if I frame it and hant it up where he can see it and read it everyday that he will learn honor, strength, courage, and the price of freedom. I am hoping that he will be a decent, courageous, and honorable man that your son was and always will be in everyone's memories. I am truely sorry for your loss, but my heart believes that he is able to give something valuable even though he is gone from us now. The lesson of honor.

My prayers and blessings will always be with you.
Bret Martenson's stepmom
Montour parent and current son in Montour Volleyball
November 17, 2007
May God Bless you and your most precious family... Your dedication and sacrifice to our country will ALWAYS be remembered.
November 17, 2007
I do not know you family but saw the obituary on line. I would like to extend my sympathy to the family. God bless your son/husband for serving and defending this great country
November 17, 2007
My deepest sympathy to the kutschbach family. Pat fought for all of us to have the freedoms that we hold dear. He is a hero and great person who will never be forgotten. The world is such a better place because of him.
November 17, 2007
To the family of Patrick,
I did not know your son, but he is everyone's son that has given his life for this country. I went to Montour 40 yrs. ago during the Vietnam War. It was always so sad to hear of a classmate that perished. I felt deep sadness when I heard of Patrick's demise. Please accept my deepest sympathy. He will always be remembered.
November 17, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
November 17, 2007
Our sympathy to your family in the death of Patrick, a "fellow Montour graduate" My God give you the strength during this time of sorrow. He is a hero and we thank him for all that he has done for each of us.
November 17, 2007
We did not know this brave man, but wanted to extend our sympathy and gratefulness for a fine human being who gave his life for our country.
God Bless your family at this most difficult time.
November 17, 2007
Dearest Kutschbach Family,

I'm so very sorry for your loss.
My prayers and thoughts are with
you.
November 17, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers to the Kutschbach Family. Although we didn't know Patrick we are so sad for your loss. We understand that we were distant cousins. May God bless you and help you accept your loss.There is a special place for Patrick. He gave his life for all of us . God Bless him.
November 17, 2007
Rest in peace, dear Hero. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. You will live on in your son and he will bring great comfort to your family in the coming years. Deepest sympathy to Patrick's wife, son and family. So sorry....
November 16, 2007
Pat,
I will never forget you. I cant believe your gone. Thank you for the memories my friend. You left a legacy that will live on. The Crew will never be the same now that your gone. To Ginger, Bastion and the Kutschbach family my deepest sympathy Pat was such a special person he will be missed.
November 16, 2007
Dear Kutschbach Family~
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May Pat's heroism bring you comfort in the days to come. God bless.
November 16, 2007
To our wonderful son-in-law Andy and Family,
We are deeply sorry, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We Love You
November 16, 2007
Dear Ginger, Debbie, David, Dave & Emily, Andy & Amanda - I am a friend of your mothers, and even tho I may have only met you maybe once, through Debbie's wonderful stories I have come to care for all of you. My heart breaks for your loss, I pray for you to find peace. I will thank God every day for men & women who have Patrick's strength to watch our backs and protect us so our families can sleep peacefully. I will pray for peace.
November 16, 2007
Debbie, my deepest condolences to you and your entire family. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
November 16, 2007
Wishing your family strength and symphathy during this time. My step son, Bret Martenson, plays volley ball with Coach Aleski at Montour H.S. We are very saddened to have lost a great person and soldier from Montour. He will always be honored in our hearts. Wishing you blessings. Bret Martenson family.
November 16, 2007
My sympathy and prayers go out to the Kutschbach family during their time of sorrow. Thank you and God bless Pat for serving and defending this great country. I did not know him personally but have heard so many wonderful things about him and his family.
November 16, 2007
To the entire Kutschback family, we are so sorry for your loss. While we never had the opportunity to meet Patrick we heard great things about him from Marty, Julie, Taylor and Merrit. We offer our heartfel sympathy.
November 16, 2007
Dave and Family,

Thinking of you and your family during this sad time. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I will never forget Pat as a boy nor the solider he became for our country.
November 16, 2007
Dave and Family,
I was very sorry to hear about Pat. He was a great guy and I admire him for putting his life on the line for the rest of us...
November 16, 2007
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU IN THIS TIME OF SORROW. HE MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRAFICE ALONG WITH EVERYONE WHO WILL MISS HIM. MAY GOD BLESS.
November 16, 2007
Our prayers are with you and your family. Our gratitude can never equal your love of your country and your ultimate sacrifice for us.
November 16, 2007
I never had the pleasure of meeting Staff Sgt. Patrick Kutschbach, but I went to highschool with his wife, Ginger and briefly ran into her this past summer while she was home with her son. Ginger, take comfort in knowing there will always be an angel watching over you and your beautiful son. Raise him to know what a hero his father was and that he made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ~Ali
November 16, 2007
To the Kutschback Family. In great respect, Patrick was a wonderful, happy go lucky man,we met him and his family at Montour High School. Pat and our son Kurt were on the Vollyball team for Montour for several years and became very good friends.He spoke about him all the time He will greatly miss him. My heart goes out to you and your family. You will be in all our prayers. Thank you Pat for serving our country. May time heal your hurting heart. May he rest in peace.
November 16, 2007
Our deepest sympathies to the entire Kutschbach family. We remember fondly listening to Dave speak proudly of Patrick's accomplishments in the military. His service and contributions will not be forgotten or taken for granted. You all remain in our thoughts.
November 16, 2007
The Kutschbach Family-

My heart goes out to all of you. Pat was a great guy and will be remembered always. You all are in my prayers.
November 16, 2007
I am an aunt of one of your son's friends, Robert Panek, who served with your son while stationed at Stuttgart; and, I felt compelled to offer my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy for your sorrowful loss. I pray that as the days and weeks pass, and you try to return to life's routine, you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of your loved ones, family and many friends and people you may not even know such as myself. My thoughts and prayers will surely be with you in the days and months ahead. We Americans are so very proud of the heroic acts of our soldiers who put their lives in danger to protect our freedom.

With my caring thoughts and heartfelt prayers,

Regina Larrimer
Johnstown, PA
November 16, 2007
Debbie, David, David, and Andrew: I am so sorry for your loss. I know he is a proud American to serve for us overseas. God Bless.
November 16, 2007
Your family has made a great sacrifice for our country. Your son, husband & father is a hero to all of us.
November 16, 2007
Patrick willingly joins those amazing people who traded their tomorrows so we could have ours. Patrick, you outrank us all!
November 16, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your family in your time of need.
November 16, 2007
MY THOUGHS AND PRAYER ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
November 16, 2007
I am saddened by your loss. You have all been in my prayers. May the Lord comfort you at this time.

God bless this soldier for all he has given for all of us.
November 16, 2007
Thank you for defending our liberty.You are a true american hero.God bless you.May god grant you peace.May god grant your family strenth to cope with such a great loss.I didn't personally know you but I am greatful that you were there to defend our country.
November 16, 2007
To the Kutschbach family,
I did not know your son, but, I just wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to you in your loss. I would also like to thank him for protecting & defending our country.
November 16, 2007
Thank you for your service.
November 16, 2007
Andy and Family,

Thinking of you and wishing you and the rest of the Kutschbach family comfort during this time of sorrow.
November 16, 2007
I just wanted to let Patricks mom Debbie know that she and her whole family are in our thoughts and prayers. Debbie was my daughters volleyball coach and I know Patrick coached volleyball too.
He will not be forgotten for his service to our country.
November 16, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
November 16, 2007
November 16, 2007
I love you bro...and I miss you so very much.
D
November 16, 2007
Our love and deepest sympathy to the family of beloved Patrick Kutschbach. He was a joy to know. He is truly a hero and we thank him for serving our great country. May God Bless you and comfort you during this sorrowful time.
November 15, 2007
Julie,Marty,Taylor and Merrit
You are in our prayers and thoughts. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to you and Patrick's family.
May God comfort you at this time. We love you!
Love, Stacey, Jessica and Angelica
November 15, 2007
i want to send my deepest sympathy to you and your family...for i know first hand how hard this is for you all....my brother is in the same troop as him....and not knowing whats really happening and seeing all of this happen breaks my heart....your in my prayers and thoughts
November 15, 2007
My husband, Don, and myself were so sorry to hear of your loss. We too are the proud parent's of an SF soldier(Chris Wood) and an army nurse (Pat Wood). We know what a sacrafice it is for a family to watch the child, brother, daddy and husband they love go off to war. We can only imagine the pain you must be going through now and we ask that the Lord watch over you all and ease the pain with time. Hold on to the memories and love his wife and son for him. Patrick will be forever watching down on you all and will now be your angel in heaven. May the peace of the Lord be with you and your family during this most difficult time.
Regards, Don and Debbie Wood
November 15, 2007
On behalf of the Military Veterans Motorcycle Club, I offer our deepest condolences to Staff Sgt. Patrick Kutschbach's family, friends and brothers in his unit. May God bless and keep each of you during this trying time and may OUR HERO rest in peace.
November 15, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. I had the pleasure to meet Patrick and Ginger when they came to my cousin Staff Sgt. Robert Pirelli's funeral this past August. Though I don't know the pain of losing a husband or son, please take comfort in knowing that we all share in your grief. He is with Rob now and they are both watching over us in spirit, just as they did in life. Patrick will forever be remembered as our "Hero". My sincere condolences go out to Pat's parents, wife, baby boy and family.
November 15, 2007
We are deeply saddened at the loss of this brave young soldier, a hero. May God comfort and embrace you as only He can. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
In loving memory of our nephew
Lance Cpl James R. Davenport KIA 11/22/06 Anbar Province
November 15, 2007
To Pat's family:

After just talking to Pat's Mom about him not more than a few weeks ago, I was stunned to hear the news from a mutual friend. I know that Pat was deeply loved by his family, and I hope that his memory will help them to find their way through this.

I also know I can speak for all in Pittsburgh who knew Pat, in honoring him for his service to our country and wishing the best for his family.
November 15, 2007
Our deepest sympathy to the whole Kutschbach family. We did not personally know Pat, but with having a nephew ourselves in the Army, who has done a tour in Iraq, we feel like we know him. Also, I work with his aunt, Sue, and came to know of Pat through her. Pat is a True Patriot and a Hero and will have our everlasting respect and admiration. Thank-you for defending America! Pat and his family will be remembered in our daily prayers. May memory of him last forever.
November 15, 2007
Although I did not know Sgt Kustchbach, I am deeply saddened at his passing. Thank you Patrick for your sacrifice for freedom. We all have lost a son and we will never forget you. My deepest sympathies and sincere prayers go to the Kutschbach family and friends. God bless you!
November 15, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
November 15, 2007
Father we entrust our brother Patrick to your mercy. You loved him greatly in this life: now that he is freed from all its cares, give him happiness and peace forever. Welcome him now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
May God hold Patrick in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathy.
November 14, 2007
I am writing to offer my deepest sympathies to you and your family over the loss of your HERO Staff Sgt Patrick Kutschbach. I lost my son in Iraq on May 6/2007, so I can well understand your pain of losing a loved one so dear.

I pray you will be guided by a higher power to give you peace, comfort and strength in this time.

Psalm 34:18
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit
GOD Bless you and your family. Your soldier was a true American Hero and we are all very proud of his service. He will not be forgotten!

(Proud mother of Sgt Joel W. Lewis, 5/20, 3-2 SBCT -KIA May 6/07, Baqubah, Iraq)
November 14, 2007
My prayers and thoughts are with you.
I know how you feel losing a "HERO",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 loved ones tonight.... Remember... We also hugged ours and they were 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
November 14, 2007
Rest in eternal peace.
November 14, 2007
A Multitude of Thanks, to this Brave Young Soldier, who lost his life while in the Service of our Country. With so much gratitude for his Courage, and his Unselfish Dedication and Service.
Rest In Peace now, Staff Sgt. Patrick Kutschbach, in God's Loving Care and may the Peace of God Surround the Kutschbach family.

Those who Make these Sacrifices, So Many and So Young, shall Never Be Forgotten, my brother among them. Killed in action in Vietnam in 1967.

"I consider that our present sufferings.
are not worth comparing with the glory
that shall be revealed in us."
~ Romans 8:18 ~

I am sincerely hoping that you feel the thoughts of caring and support that surround you today and in the difficult days ahead, as this Country morns with you, for someone very precious to you, who is a True American Hero to all of us.
I am So Deeply Sorry for your Loss.
November 14, 2007
With the deepest regret, I have just learned of the death of Staff Sergeant Kutschbach. As a Vietnam Veteran and the State Chaplain of the Georgia Society, Sons Of The American Revolution, I speak for our President, Charlie A. Newcomer, III and the more than 1,400 SAR members around the State of Georgia in humbly expressing the condolences of a grateful Society. Wrapped in the integrity of service to our nation and the inestimable values of duty, honor and country, your American hero stood on a wall of freedom for us all. This precious life, lived and lost in love of America, epitomized every attribute of patriotism the Sons Of The American Revolution hold dear. And, as Americans, we could never repay the debt we owe ..!! Nor the debt we owe you… the family of one of America's best ...!!!
November 14, 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!!

I would also like to tell you about a website, http://groups.msn.com/SSPSoldierPor
traits/homepage,
where some wonderful people will make wood portraits of your fallen Hero for free for the immediate family. I became aware of this site when I wanted to do something special for Le Ron’s mother.

PROUD MOTHER OF A U.S. SOLDIER
Currently stationed in Germany
Althea Barrett (Queens, NY)
November 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 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
November 14, 2007
As the mother of a son who is deployed, I want to send my condolences. Please know that there are many, many people who grieve with you.
November 13, 2007
REST IN PEACE SGT. KUTSCHBACH, TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS MAY THE MEMORIES OF THIS WONDERFUL SOLDIERS LIFE FILL YOUR HEARTS WITH BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES
GOD BLESS YOU
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