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November 11, 2013
In memory of Rachel...miss you visiting with Andrea at our home. Debbie Clark
October 28, 2013
October 26, 2013
Ten years ago we lost you. Not many days go by that I and the others from the 143rd MP CO do not think of you and that dark deadly night. You will always be in our thoughts.
September 20, 2013
Hi Rachel, I know you through your mom, Mary, and have so much respect for you and your family. Our company has been sponsoring the Rachel Bosveld Fallen Soldiers Memory Walk, and I look forward to attending tomorrow. We want to help your mom and your family bring to fruition the wonderful work that you've begun.
May 06, 2013
To the family of Pfc. Rachel Bosveld:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Christian Memorial Day Remembrance worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, 26 May 2013. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the bordering states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 300 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

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

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

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

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

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

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
March 20, 2013
In memory and honor of PFC. Rachel Bosveld. On the 10th anniversary of the start of Operation Iraqi. I would like to offer my gratitude for her military service and the sacrifice she made for our country.
March 20, 2013
March 20, 2013
thankyouforyourservice
January 15, 2013
Marvin & Mary, Just ran across this link to Rachel again in my old e-mails. Know this, that her life was not taken in vain. God's work will be done.
October 25, 2012
Rachel Bosveld
On the anniversary of your heavenly departure , Oct. 26 , I wish you well in heaven. Rest a lasting peace there. Heaven, where you are now, is the God's reward for those who sacrifice their lives for the freedom of others. May you have an eternal life there.
October 24, 2012
You will always be in the hearts and thoughts of the 143rd MP CO. You are our greatest loss and we will always miss you.
October 22, 2012
Remembering my cousin Rachel Bosveld October 26 2012. RIP
June 10, 2012
It is young womem like Rachel who bravely make a sacrifice, that I admire and remain eternally grateful. Thinking about Rachel Bosveld on this beautiful day in New England.
May 08, 2012
Dear Rachel still thinking about the ultimate sacrafices that was made because of you fighting for our everyday freedoms that some of us take for granted. just would like to say you will always be in our hearts and souls love you cousin wendy olson (family)
April 23, 2012
To the family of Pfc. Rachel Bosveld:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Christian Memorial Day Remembrance worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday 27 May 2012. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the bordering states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 300 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

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

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

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

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

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

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
November 11, 2011
Thank you, Rachel, for your service and ultimate sacrifice. You are in our hearts and minds forever. May you RIP.
October 26, 2011
To the family and friends of Pfc. Rachel Bosveld:
Please accept my remembrance of Rachel on the anniversary of her passing and know that she will never be forgotten.
October 26, 2011
R.I.P. PFC. Rachel Bosveld
The reward for sacrifice is Heaven where you are now. You will not be forgotten by mother nature for the sacrifice you made for the freedom of people whom you never knew . you stayed in Iraq notwithstanding the circumstances and dangers facing you.
I wish you an eternal life there with your almighty God. God bless you for what you have done.
September 11, 2011
September 10, 2011
I dont know where to start but rachel you were always smiling and were such a sweet gal. i can remember you always coming up to me when i was home doing my home town recruiting after i just came home from all my training for the army asking me questions and us just talking about things always. im glad you did join and do what your heart wanted and that was to serve our country. you still until this day are deeply missed. rest in peace rachel
August 18, 2011
I just learned of Rachel from a book I was reading that is actually about a terrible tragedy. Although the story in the book is upsetting, the part that stood out to me most was Rachel's passing. I cried reading it and I cry now reading the entries in this guest book. Reading about her death made the war feel very real to me and I go about my day now heart-broken. There is an entry here from someone stationed in Abu Ghraib with her that said she sent a letter to a soldier in her unit that had not yet received any letters. That moves me to tears. Rest in peace Rachel. You impacted people greatly as evidenced by the people that continue to post on your guestbook so many years after your passing.
May 30, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 08, 2011
To the family of Pfc Rachel Bosveld:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 29 May 2011. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 200 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one. The Memorial Garden’s perimeter will be manned by members of the Patriot Guard and a honor guard from AMVETS Post #1 of Mendota will be posted at the entrance.

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

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

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

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

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

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
October 28, 2010
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
October 28, 2010
We remember ... with love and appreciation for a beautiful young woman who gave her life for this great nation!
The Klefstad Family
October 28, 2010
Once again October 26th has come and gone and I think back to that night as many of us who were there. Even though it was seven years ago not many days go by that you do not come to mind. I wish that we could have done more but that was not the case. You will be with us always in the hearts and minds of the 143rd Military Police Company CTANG.
October 26, 2010
To the family and friends of Pfc. Rachel Bosveld:
Remembering Rachel on the anniversary of her passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
August 05, 2010
RIP Rachel, what a great loss of such a wonderful young woman
July 14, 2010
Thank you young patriot for your service and sacrifice for this great nation. you will not be forgotten. Freedom certainly isn't free.
April 30, 2010
To the family of Pfc. Rachel Bosveld:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 30 May 2010. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

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

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

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

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

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

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
December 29, 2009
I served with Rachel in
Germany and Iraq. We were in the same Company different platoon. That year seems so long ago but yet every memory so fresh if I let myself think about it. I just wanted to stop by and express my condolences and let Rachel's family know I think of them.
December 22, 2009
”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to the hero’s Mother, Father and/or spouse. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,850 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
This is a gift! We have some wonderful sponsors who help with the costs, and only want you know that we care.
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna
November 07, 2009
Happy Birthday Rachel! You are greatly missed! Thank you for all of the great memories we shared, I will never forget all the great times we had together!
May 25, 2009
We named our precious family dog 'Bozz' after you. Whenever people ask about how we got the name for Bozz, we get to tell them about the amazing person she was named after...You were such an important friend in my life and I will never forget you or your strength. A795-2PLT
May 24, 2009
REST IN PEACE PFC. BOSVELD, TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS MAY THE MEMORIES OF THIS WONDERFUL SOLDIERS LIFE FILL YOUR HEARTS WITH BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES
GOD BLESS YOU
May 24, 2009
To let your family know, you are not forgotten this Memorial day
May 23, 2009

Hi Rachel

Just wanted to stop by and say hello and let you know that you have not been forgotten. I know it has been over 5 years since you left us but memories are precious to all you left behind. We remember all of our fallen Heroes and we honor you this Memorial Day.
May 22, 2009
My heart goes out to ALL Families that have had lost their Love ones for our contry. These brave women are our HEROS!!!
God Bless All of them!!!
May 04, 2009
To the family of Pfc. Rachel Bosveld:

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

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

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

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

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

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
May 02, 2009
While I did not personally know Pfc. Bosveld, she fought and died for ALL of us who are both women and Americans. She is a HERO! As the days and weeks have passed, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family, friends, and a GRATEFUL nation. I am so VERY SORRY for your loss.
December 02, 2008
I'M WIRTING ON BEHALF OF MY SON WHO SERVED WITH RACHEL IN IRAQ. ON THE NIGHT HE RETURNED HOME ,HIS HEART WAS BROKEN AND HE GAVE HIS FATHER AND MYSELF HIS MEDAL OF VALOR HE SAID WE DESERVED IT.HE WENT ON TO TELL US ABOUT A NIGHT THAT I BELIEVE WOULD HAUNT HIM ONLY FOR A SHORT TIME BECAUSE HE DIED IN A TERRIBLE CAR ACCIDENT ON NOV 24 2005.HE DID HAVE TIME TO TELL US WHAT A BEAUTIFUL ,TALENTED ARTISTIC AND KIND PERSON RACHEL WAS, AND HOW SHE AFFECTED HIS LIFE WHILE IN IRAQ. I SAW IN MY SONS EYES HOW HE HURT BY THIS LOSS OF A BEAUTIFUL LIFE AND BECAUSE HE WASN'T ALLOWED TO DO ANYTHING TO HELP.I'M SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG TO WRITE .I DIDN'T KNOW HOW RIGHT AFTER HE GOT HOME AND I COULD'T RIGHT AFTER I LOST HIM.I PRAY FOR RACHEL OFTEN AND THE ONLY DREAM THAT THE TWO OF THEM COULD BE SHARING CHRISTMAS MEMORIES WITH ONE ANOTHER
October 26, 2008
Dearest Rachel,

Today is 5 years since you were taken from us. You are dearly missed more than you know. You will always be remembered in our hearts and prayers.
September 21, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Rachel Bosveld:
Rachel 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
August 18, 2008
My husband and I both miss Rachel even though we never met her . She is my second cousin . We appreciate the fact she served our country with pride and honor. I know she is serving the Lord with Honor watching over the Heaven and our earth as an Angel of God . Love Donna and Tom Brizendine
June 08, 2008
To the family and friends of Pfc. Rachel Bosveld, our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. What she has done for our freedom will not be forgotten. May God bless and comfort your family.
May 25, 2008
Rachel, thinking of you and your family on this Memorial Day Weekend. I thank you for your service to our country and your sacrifice for our continued freedom. You are never far from my thoughts and prayers. I know you are watching over all your military brothers and sisters. May you continue to rest in peace knowing that you are loved and missed not only by your family and friends, but also by your extended military family.
May 02, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Rachel Bosveld:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 25 May, 2008. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

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

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

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

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

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
January 01, 2008
My heartfelt sympathy to the Bosveld family in the loss of Rachel. I did not know Rachel, 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. Rachel it has been over 4 years since you were taken. Know that 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~
December 25, 2007
My family and I pray daily for the soldiers. WE have no military in our family but are very aware of the sacrifices. Today God led me to this record of your daughter.

I am praying for your family to be blessed this most wonderful day. I am also touched to realize that you adopted this little one who needed you. SO beautiful.

Thank you - Maggie
December 25, 2007
Merry Christmas Rachel. You are still so missed and thought of by so many of your family and friends. Just wanted you to know I was thinking of you today, this most beloved of holidays.
November 26, 2007
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Pfc Bosveld!
November 17, 2007
Been thinking of you Rachel and thinking back to younger days when I saw you for the first time. It was exciting meeting our new cousin. You were such a cute little girl and you turned into a beautiful woman with gusto and one who gave her all. Missing you and thinking of your family. Thank you for your service!
October 31, 2007
i know u dont know me but im jimmys steo son im sorry for the boveld family i bet she was a good cousin
October 31, 2007
Rachel I miss you today and everyday, you were my best friend and there is not a day that I dont regret letting you down! Love you cous!!!!!
October 26, 2007
Thank you so much for your amazing daughter who so proudly and bravely served our country. My heart goes out to you, today and everyday. Your family and Pfc Bosveld's contribution to fighting terrorism and making the world safer will never be forgotten.

Thank you and God Bless.
October 26, 2007
We will never forget the sacrifice you made for us 4 years ago. Our thoughts and prayers to your family.
September 21, 2007
I was the soldier who carried Rachel out of the vehicle when it was hit. I wish I could have done more to save her. She is in my thoughts every night.To the Boslveld family, I am deeply sorry for your loss.
September 05, 2007
God rest your soul with honor, and fill your family's heart with pride, of that, you gave all of yourself to help protect us all. God bless, my fallen sister at arms.
August 30, 2007
On behalf of all of the members of Bandido Charlie (of which Rachel is an Honorary Bandido), I thank Rachel and her family for the ultimate sacrifice she made in defense of our great nation. She is an honored member of our association.
July 26, 2007
Good morning Rachel. You are on my mind this morning and I wanted to say hello. Your pretty smile is missed. I know you are "watching" over all our guys and gals.
July 25, 2007
Thank you for your willingness to defend the United States of America and all that we hold sacred. Though tears can never bring you back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that you made and our sorrow at your passing. You are truly a hero and your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Your mission on earth is complete. Stand down brave warrior and take your rightful place in Heaven with all the heroes who have passed before.
July 07, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Pfc Bosveld and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses her! May God bless you all!!
July 03, 2007
Mary,
I met you in Washington, D.C., over Veterans' Day weekend in 2006. I've been thinking about you, especially this week. A family here in NJ lost their daughter in Iraq last Monday and it hit me like a brick. I played the CD you gave me of Rachel's songs and just listened to that beautiful music and found some comfort in it. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I hope we will meet again.
April 10, 2007
Pfc. Rachel Bosveld
you are my hero may god keep you in his arms forever.
January 21, 2007
We feel very sorry in your lost.
November 19, 2006
I am a wounded combat soldier who was severly injured in Baghdad as an MP and recently met Rachel's Mother Mary. What a wonderful person. I recently lost my mother soon after I was injured and she was the only one there for me so I feel close to Mary since she lost a daughter and I lost a Mother.
November 13, 2006
I was in her unit when she passed. I recall the night it happend, though I was not there. I had the plessure of knowing her before we left from Germany. I only wish I had spent more time listening to her. A wonderful person.
November 07, 2006
Thinking of you on this and every other day. God Bless You
November 07, 2006
To the family of Rachel:
On this anniversary of her passing I want you to know she is not forgotten and you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May god bless each and every one of you and give you strength and comfort.
November 06, 2006
Oh Rachel is so beautiful. Please know that we will NEVER FORGET. You will be in our hearts and prayers FOREVER. God Bless you.
November 06, 2006
Dearest Mary & family,

We honor Rachel today, as always. I pray time allows fond memories to bring a smile through your tears. We share both your pride and your sorrow. We will never forget.
November 06, 2006
To Mary and Family & Friends

My most sincere condolences on this anniversary of Rachel's passing. I have read where she was exhuberant in her belief that she could make a difference where it mattered. I am sure she did. I read where she loved art and wanted to become an artist when she got out of the Army. I know that she is now drawing designs in the clouds and that must be what we see from here. Your daughter will never be forgotten for paying the ultimate price for our freedoms. May God Bless you with His comfort and His peace. Amen.
November 06, 2006
Mary & family,

Please know that your beloved Rachel is thought of today and remembered as one of our brave military lost way too young, way too soon.

Another Gold Star Mother
November 05, 2006
Her sacrifice and your loss we can not forget. My condolences, may the Lord Jesus comfort you even now.
November 05, 2006
Mary, I just read about your beautiful Rachel on a Marines message board that I am part of, I am so sorry for your loss and the pain that I personally know will never be gone, as I too became a gold star mom one year ago this November,We will always remember all our brave heroes that gave their life for us.proud mom of Sgt.Jeremy Murray KIA 11-16-06
November 05, 2006
To The Family of Rachel; I do not know your pain, only the fear of it. I do know your memories and love of Rachel help you one day at a time. My heart goes out to you, and my thanks go to you for raising such a wonderful daughter.
November 01, 2006
Dearest Mary and family,

While I didn't have the opportunity to meet Rachel, I feel her spirit and bravery through your kind heart, her poetry and published letters. Her heroism, smile, positive nature and thoughtfulness towards others will always be with me. God bless her and your family forever. You are in my prayers.
November 01, 2006
I ALSO WAS THERE THE NIGHT WE LOST RACHEL.THERE IS NOT A DAY THAT GOES BY THAT I DO NOT THINK ABOUT HER.
I REMEMBER AT HER MEMORIAL SERVICE THAT IT WAS SAID THAT SHE MAILED A LETTER TO ANOTHER SOLDIER IN HER COMPANY BECAUSE HE HAD NOT RECEIVED ANY MAIL. SHE SENT IT TO HIM SO IT WOULD BRIGHTEN HIS DAY. WITHIN THE LETTER SHE STATED THESES WORDS:

"TO THE WORLD YOU ARE BUT ONE PERSON, BUT TO ONE PERSON YOU ARE THE WORLD"--RKB

HER WORDS I WILL NEVER FORGET.
October 31, 2006
Marvin & Mary, Gilbert has just sent me this link. It is hard to believe that this much time has already passed, although to y'all it must seem just like yesterday. Just know that are thoughts are with you.
October 30, 2006
Rachel was a really good friend of mine as well as my cousin, and not a day goes by that I don't miss her.
October 30, 2006
Mary & Marvin: My wife and I want to express special condolences for the loss of a very special person. We did not have the pleasure of knowing Rachel but have heard of all the kind words said in her honor. Because of her Uncle Gilbert, she will be forever in the archives of history of Bandido Charlie, our unit in Vietnam of which Gilbert and I belonged. Rachel was assured membership as an Honorary member of The Bandido Charlie Association. May God Bless Rachel and the family she left behind.
October 29, 2006
Wow, Mary< Marvin, This guest book touches my heart in a very deep way. I remember the day so vividly of driving up to tell Craig and Mary Lou the sad news. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do. --Sarah and Gilbert saw her picture and many memorials left for her in Washington DC. It still seems hard to believe that laugh, that smile, is gone. It touches me to think of all those who remember her and I'm thankful they do. I know this site must mean a lot to you. Thank you for sharing it with us. I am marking it as one of my FAVORITES and I will check back often. REMEMBERING a dear niece. It is an honor to think that the Bandidos from Big Red One in the Vietnam era have adopeted her. She will be honored in Al's book.
Janeen and Gilbert
October 29, 2006
"For those who have fought for it, Freedom has a price the protected will never know" God bless you Rachel as your light still shines from above.
October 28, 2006
Mary and family, Although I did not know Rachel while she was here in body.I feel that I have come to know her through my friendship with you, Mary. My heart cries for her and the thousands of others like her who have died in this war. She is an angel, I'm sure, in death as she was in life...still protecting and doing the work she loved.I'm in Santa Barbara this weekend and will visit Arlington West again in her memory.Much love, peace and joy, Kathleen
October 27, 2006
Its been 3 years, but no matter had it been 3 yrs or 30, you would never be forgotten. America stands tall because heroes like you have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Thank you Rachel, you live in all of our hearts.
October 26, 2006
Rachel,
It's been three years today since you were taken from us. Words can't express the loss that we all still feel. We will always remember and miss you. Vikings
October 26, 2006
Remembering Pfc. Rachel Bosveld, with a Multitude of
Thanks for her Service to our Country and for Freedom.
May Rachel rest in God's Loving Care and know that she will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
May God's Grace and Comfort, continue to be with the Bosveld family.
From the sister of a Fallen young hero, who made the Ultimate Sacrifice in Vietnam. KIA~1967.

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

May the memories of Rachel, live in your heart always.
I am deeply sorry for your loss.
September 18, 2006
Rachel will never be forgotten.
September 08, 2006
De Oppresso Liber R.I.P. Pfc.Bosveld...Sleep with Angels.
June 29, 2006
I did my best. I am sorry
June 10, 2006
Thinking of you Big Bos, keep the chin up, tell Jesus hello
May 27, 2006
On this Memorial Day I would like to thank Pfc. Bosveld's parents for raising such a fine young woman. Your daughters service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. God Bless.
May 26, 2006
Rachel's picture and profile will be on my DJ booth on memorial day so everyone will know about her. A song will be played in her honor.
May 20, 2006
Thank you to all who have left words of comfort. It warms my heart to know Rachel touched the lives of so many people. Her love shone out to the world in a way that she will not be forgotten it seems. It was a real joy to raise my daughter, Rachel, who had to be returned much to soon, to our creator. I think about her every single day and still miss her tremendously.

Love and light to all who have taken the time to write, thanks much.

Her mother, Mary
May 03, 2006
To the family of Pfc. Rachel Bosveld:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 28 May, 2006. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

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

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
April 18, 2006
Dear Bosveld Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your precious daughter Rachel. She is truly a HERO. May she rest in peace and always be surrounded by your love.
April 10, 2006
My condolences to the Bosveld family. Rachel may you rest in peace. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. You have earned your golden halo and wings. May you continue to soar in the heavenly clouds up above.
January 31, 2006
I had the great honor to play the Bagpipes during the Bosveld House dedication ceremony in the Green Zone of Baghdad Iraq on 21 March 2004. The house that was named after Rachel is still being used by war weary American Soldiers when they need a break from the front. The dedication was attended by 2 Generals from the 1st Armored Division, MG Dempsey and BG Hertling, along with dozens of Colonels and all the Brigade Command Sergeants Major from the division. I remember the day clearly as I was wounded before the ceremony but was still able to play amazing grace in her honor. To my knowledge she was the first woman in our history to be awarded 2 purple hearts. I have made arraingments to donate the set of Bagpipes I played that day to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, (which is being built in Newburgh NY) in honor of both our purple hearts.
January 27, 2006
To Rachel's family and friends:
I too was stationed at the Abu Ghraib police station that night that Rachel's life was taken. I will always remember her quiet ways, always greeting you with a smile. I only wished that I could have known her for a while longer. She is remembered often, and missed dearly by all who's lives she touched. "Enforcer #1"
January 26, 2006
I had the honor of helping prepare the memorial service for PFC Bosveld at our headquarters in Iraq. When it was all said and done there had to be 3000 people there that day. From Private to General, American and Iraqi Police Officers. This took a chunk out of our hearts to say the least and I'll never forget the fond words of her close friends that day. My second year in Iraq I had an opportunity to visit a soldiers rest and recoupperation center in Iraq and to my amazement an entire building stood in honor of our fallen comrade called "The Bosveld Building." A plaque stands for all soldiers to see, honoring PFC Rachel Bosvelds memory. I cried as I read it.
January 03, 2006
Thinking of you very often.
November 11, 2005
Rachel was my 2nd cousin as her mother is my 1st cousin . My Grandma Katy had shared pictures with me when she would go visit their family . I was saddened that I never got to meet her in person . I served my country from 1973 to 1977 then again from 1983 to 1988 in the Army . My husband Tom is a retired ranger from the US Army . We want her family to know we think of her often and I have a picture of her on our list at yahoo. Love Donna and Tom Brizendine
November 04, 2005
I was also there that night. I think of you often. I wish we could have done more.
October 26, 2005
I was there that night.You will never never be forgotten.
October 26, 2005
Thank you and your family for the ultimate sacrifice.
October 26, 2005
It is hard to believe that two years have passed since you lost your life in Baghdad. We will always remember you Rachel.
October 26, 2005
Thank you for your bravery. Please look out for my nephews serving in Iraq. I'll pray for your family every day.
October 08, 2005
I spent one summer with rachel at a sleepover in a backyard of one of our friends...We didn't talk much only because i was a very shy person but I can remember how nice she was...When i heard word that Rachel had passed I felt my heart drop into my stomach...It made me think about life and how precious it is...and about high school when i used to see her in the halls and never once did she not have a smile on her face...Rachel was a very sweet girl and I wish she could be home with her family today...Rachel will never be forgotten and will be greatly missed...everytime i think of her smiling face i know it will make me smile...my sympathy goes to her family and hope they always hold on to how proud of her they are and always have a smile on their face when they think of her...Rachel we all love you and pray someday we can all be with you and walk with you through all eternity...may you watch over your loved ones and protect them as you fought to protect all of us...we thank you...Amen
August 10, 2005
Pfc. Bosveld: What a lovely smile you have. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice so that others may be free. I was going through this web site looking for the names of female service members to honor on Women's Equality Day 2005, which will be held on August 19. Your name will be called. My prayers are with you and your family. You are an American Hero.
August 08, 2005
July 24, 2005
March 16, 2005
I never really knew PFC Bosveld until that unfortunate night. She was just another quiet soldier in our company. I was the personnel sergeant at the time and had to gather information on her when we received the news. I will always remember the glasses she wore. When I got back from Iraq I started looking through my pictures and found one with me standing next to her in a fighting position on top of the Abu Graib Police station. It's amazing how little things like that will touch your heart forever.
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