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February 13, 2014
My good friend; Michell, may you rest in peace.
October 26, 2013
Remembering you today and always.... You will forever be missed
October 04, 2013
To the family and friends of Sgt. 1st Class Ramon A. Acevedoaponte:
It has truly been my honor to sign Ramon's guest book these past few years. Unfortunately, due to complications from my Multiple Sclerosis, this may be the last message I'm able to write. Please forgive me and know that Ramon will always be remembered in my home.
With love and respect ~ Peggy
March 31, 2013
We would like to express our deepest condolences and also to let the Acevedoaponte Family know that we recently sent Care Packages to American troops in Afghanistan. Each box carried a dedication sheet that includes the name, service information and photo of your loved one. We recognize that this is a humble tribute, but we wanted you to know that it is heartfelt and made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals in the youth hockey community and beyond. May God Bless you and keep you strong.
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign
December 16, 2012
Rest easy Sgt. Your watch is over, and you can now rest in peace. Thank you for the freedoms we all still have, it's HEROS such as yourself that make it possible. You will never be forgotten. hooah!
November 18, 2012
October 26, 2012
To the family and friends of Sgt. 1st Class Ramon A. Acevedoaponte:
Always remembering Ramon. "Some gave all."
October 16, 2012
To the Acevedo Family I will never forget what a great person , family man , and leader he was my mentor may he rest in peace. SGT RobertVazquez (ret.)
July 19, 2012
With our deepest condolences,

2 Kings 4: 32-37
June 16, 2012
Our family offers our gratitude for the military service of Ramon, eternally. He will never be forgotten for this.
May 25, 2012
Rest in Paradise. You served us well. Thank you.
May 22, 2012
October 26, 2011
To the family and friends of Sgt. 1st Class Ramon A. Acevedoaponte:
Please accept my remembrance of Ramon on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
August 30, 2011
RIP Knowing you did your best for us.
August 08, 2011
August 07, 2011
A todos los que todavia recuerdan a mi hermano Michel, quiero agradecerles todos los pensamientos bellos y saber que el tiempo no ha sido suficientemente poderoso para borrar su memoria valla mi amor y respeto.
August 07, 2011
RIP Brother. We all mourn your lost and we keep your family in our prayers. From an Officer to a Senior NCO. "Army Strong"
August 06, 2011
My deepest, heartfelt condolences to all the family, loved-ones, fiends and comrades on the occasion of the passing of our fallen brother-in-arms, Sgt. 1st Class, Ramon A. Acevedo Aponte, (RIP) Thanks for your honorable service.

From: one of many who wore the uniform, - rafa,
USA/42d-AG-HQ&HQ-NYARNG (ret.)
"Tous pour un, un pour tous" ~ Alexandre Dumas
August 06, 2011
August 06, 2011
July 27, 2011
Thank you for so much. I'm young and i think i may have a future! Thanks forever!
May 29, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. May SGT. 1ST CLASS RAYMON A. ACEVEDOAPONTE rest in peace and you find comfort in knowing that he is.Bless you all.
May 20, 2011
Thank You For Serving And Protecting Our Country And The Rights In It. Words Cannot Express What An Honor It Is To Truly Be Free Because Of Brave Soldiers As Yourself. Know You Will Never Be Forgotten For Your Bravery And Selflessness. Peace Be With You & Gods Light Shine Upon Your Face Now & Always.

Dear Family & Friends
May God Give You Strength In Times That You Feel Weak, Hope When Life Seems Dim And Love In Times That You May Ever Feel Alone Or Lost And Comfort In Times When Your Heartaches May He Wrap You In His Warm Presence With A Spiritual Hug And Kiss.

Love, Your Sister In Christ
January 16, 2011
It's been a long time since I last wrote in here, but I think of you often. You touched the lives of so many people. Your influence and legacy lives on through the Soldiers you led. I try hard to be the caliber NCO that you were in order to carry your torch. You will never be forgotten.
SSG Barrett
January 14, 2011
Your legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew you and shared in your struggle to protect our country and the ultimate sacrifice you gave so that we can be grateful for what we have. Your family, friends, loved ones and fellow soldiers will stay in my thoughts and prayers.
A Proud Military Mom.
December 22, 2010
Gracias por haber servido a nuestro pais .los verdaderos heroes nunca se olvidan ,Descance en paz...
October 26, 2010
To the family and friends of Sgt. 1st Class Ramon A. Acevedoaponte:
Remembering Ramon on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
June 20, 2010
June 09, 2010
June 08, 2010
Gracias por defender nuestra patria,por ser nuestro orgullo boricua y pe~olano.Q la luz brille siempre para ti y tu alma haya sido recibida por nuestro Senor Jesucristo.
June 08, 2010
May 30, 2010
Que paso? I miss hearing you say that with a warm smile to follow. SFC Ace you will always be remembered as a platoon sergeant who took care of his led by example. I will always have great respect for you. You are in my prayers, today, always and forever...POL cats live on...
May 28, 2010
Siempre te recordare hermano. Q.E.P.D
SFC (RET) Miguel "Panamá" Merritt
October 24, 2009
4 anos..... Siempre te recordare!


CW2 Maisonet
September 17, 2009
God Bless You Sir!! RIP
May 22, 2009
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Sincerely and Respectfully,
October 11, 2008
Brave Sgt. Acevedoaponte,

You leave us in the prime of your life. We mourn your passing and await the day when your loving family will sit with you again. Thank you for your courage. Though we are sad we are proud at the same time. We are proud that one of our own chose to put his country and his people before himself. Your strength nurtures us in times of trouble. May you rest in peace brave soul.
July 20, 2008
To the family of Sgt. 1st Class Ramon A. Acevedoaponte:
Ramon 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"
May 28, 2008
Para Ramon y Familia:
Mianel e hijos, perdon por la tardanza, quisiera tener las palabras correctas que decir para ustedes. Ramon fue para muchos y especialmente para mi y mi familia un ejemplo a seguir, el nos dio su amistad incondicional, recuerdo cuando lo conocimos y cuando nos visitaba, siempre tenia algo positivo que decir, siempre dando consejos no solo de el ARMY sino familiar. Para mi en el ejercito, fue el unico amigo autentico, mi mejor amigo, gracias por todo Ramon! Siempre estaras en nuestro pensamiento. Mianel y familia, si necesitan algo por favor dejenos saber.
Sus amigos para siempre; Familia Lujan
May 27, 2008
We are so grateful for your service for our safety and freedom!
May 21, 2008
I wonder you never answer my email for almost 2 years, today 21 may 08 after hours doing research, I found the answer, I will always remenber you, mianel, tom, melisa, chari- fort hood texas 1990-1992.
May 21, 2008
Hay Dios Mio las Cosas de la Vida.

To the Acevedo Familia,

Our deepest sympathy and a increadible Human been Acevedo was. I remember the first time I meet him and his family was in 1990, when my mother and I left Puerto Rico and moved with my father Juan Lebron to Fort Hood, TX. Him and his family have been true friends and always willing to help at anytime, without regrets and changing there schedules. It as become a huge shock for us to know that another great person is no longer in this world. But some day we will be all together again.. I cannot express my sympathy enough to Mianel and the kids.. Our hearts will always, always be there for you guys in anything we will be there the same way Acevedo was for us.
God bless you all.. Que la gracia de Dios los ilumine y le de toda la fuerza en esta tierra y sus vidas para nunca olvidar la bella persona que fue y sera Acevedo.. DIos los bendiga a todos..
La familia,
Juan Lebron and Blanca Chacon
we love you.. Joshua and Yahaira.

Please call us..

Blanca Chacon-Lebron
May 11, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Sgt 1st Class Acevedoaponte!
April 16, 2008
To the family of Ramon ,our prayers are with you in your loss. What he has done for our country and our freedom will not be forgotten.
November 12, 2007
Te Recordaremos siempre Abuelo.
November 11, 2007
To the family of Sgt. 1st Class Ramon A. Acevedoaponte:
Ramon 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"
October 25, 2007
I can't believe that tomorrow will be 2 years since the day you left us. I miss you every day viejito. Con Dios y la gloria
October 03, 2007
To a hero:
THANK YOU so much for all that you have done. You were truly a angel on earth.My sympanthy to the whole family. And thank you for allowing us to contiune to have this freedom that we get to enjoy each and every day. For every fallen soldier there is a star in the heavens and I will countiune to bow my head and pray.
R.I.P Angel
October 03, 2007
My greatest sympothy goes out to the family. And I am grateful eachday for my freedom. My pride and prayers go out to all the sldiers. R.I.P
August 04, 2007
To All Parents
“I’ll lend you for a little time a child of Mine,” He said.
“For you to love the While he lives and mourn for when he’s dead.
It may be six or seven years, or 22 or three,
But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?
He’ll bring his charms to gladden you, and shall his stay be brief.
You’ll have his lovely memories as solace and relief.
“I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return,
But there are some lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.
I’ve looked the wide world over in my search for teachers true
And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes I have selected you.
Now will you give him all your love, nor think the labor vain,
Nor hate Me when I come to take him back again?”
For all the joy Thy child shall bring, the risk of grief we’ll run.
We’ll shelter him with tenderness, we’ll love him while we may
And for the happiness we’ve known forever grateful stay;
But shall the angels call for him much sooner than we’ve planned.
We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.”

I share in your loss; Proud Mother of Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Adam McSween EODMU-11; IKA near Kirkuk, Iraq on 04-06-07
July 31, 2007
If this person can stand in battle to ensure my freedom, then I will stand in grief with his/her family to honor him/her. 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 guest book for the rest of my life, but I promised LE RON A. WILSON (a dear friend KIA 7/6/07, 18yrs old) that neither he nor any like him would be forgotten and so I will continue until the day there is no longer the need.

Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
July 23, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Sgt 1st Class Acevedoaponte and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
July 09, 2007
iam sorry bijo. it should have been me in that truck that day. i will always have you in my mine, may god have you in heaven, i miss you alot. take care of me. bye always in my mine.
July 08, 2007
To the family of sfc ace
June 22, 2007
I would like to send out 0y condolences to your family. My heart goes out to you. God watch out over all of you.
June 13, 2007
Dearest Ramon,
You are my hero.I wish I had the pleasure of meeting a fine soldier like yourself. Thank you for protecting our country,our freedom and for keeping us safe. Your dedication and service to our country will always be remembered.
Rest in peace sweet precious angel
June 01, 2007
My sincere sympathy to the family and friends of this brave young soldier. May you find comfort in your loving memories. My flag flies in his honor.
May 15, 2007
SFC Acevedo Q.E.P.D Los llevo en mi mente siempre a ti y a SGT Franklyn Vilorio. A su familia que Dios los bendiga hoy mañana y siempre.
May 10, 2007
El Don Acevedo que Dios te tenga en la gloria y gracias por tus maestrias tanto de vida como en el domino y el ajedres. Tu vida no fue en vano por tu bondad y carisma siempre te tendre en mi corazon fuistes como un padre el cual nunca tuve te quiero mucho... DON ACEVEDO
May 07, 2007
i will miss you so much. you were so kind and funny. i will miss playing chess with you.
April 30, 2007
We are sorry it took us so long to post an entry for your family member. We are trying to catch up after locating this website. God Bless for allowing us to honor these heros.

We can't imagine what you have been going through since being notified of the death of your Warrior. The Military and families all over the USA and world are grieving with you and praying for you. What a very brave individual you have in your family that would give up a life for their homeland and its people so they can remain free. Your Freedom Fighter has served the Country above and beyond the call of duty, let no one ever tell you different. With the mission now completed your Warrior has been redeployed to Heaven to sit on the right hand of the Supreme Commander and Chief. The Father above has Ramon in his arms and will give him peace as well as eventually easing your pain and suffering. God speed to you and Sgt. 1st Class Ramon A. Acevedoaponte, our HERO. We are so proud of them that are willing to sacrifice for this great Nation, THANK YOU.

Army Retired
April 29, 2007
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2007

March 15, 2007
We are so sorry for your loss May God bless you with comfort and peace.
In loving memory of our nephew
Spec Philip Cody Ford
KIA 10-Dec-2006 Baghdad
March 06, 2007
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.
January 25, 2007
Your sacrifice is not forgotten, nor the sacrifice of your family. Your service to our country is appreciated.
January 14, 2007
I am so sorry for the loss of Sgt. 1st Class Ramon A. Acevedoaponte. If there are any brothers/Sisters, please contact me, I have something for you. I am the Founder of Gold Star Siblings.
October 26, 2006
Remembering Sgt. 1st Class Ramon A. Acevedoaponte, on this first anniversary of the day he gave his life for our country, with a Multitude of Thanks for his Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom.
May Ramon rest in God's Loving Care and know that he will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
May God's Grace and Comfort, continue to be with the Acevedoaponte family.
From the sister of a Fallen young hero, who made the Ultimate Sacrifice in Vietnam. KIA~1967.

Hoping you continue to feel the thoughts of caring and support that surround you each day, as this Country remembers someone very precious to you, who is a Hero to all of us.

May the Peace of God and your memories of Ramon, remain in your heart always and give you comfort through the difficult days.
I am deeply sorry for your loss.
October 15, 2006
The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear. We share your grief, and our prayers are with you. Thank you for serving our country, you will never be forgotten.
September 21, 2006
My name is Katy and I am 19 years old. I do not know you or your family in any way. I heard about this site on the radio and had to come and check it out. I'm signing your guestbook today to tell you 2 words. THANK YOU! You do not know how much I appreciate you fighting for this country and my freedom. You will always have a place in my heart and you will NEVER be forgotten. Again, THANK YOU!
September 13, 2006
Paying tribute to Sgt. 1st Class Ramon A. Acevedoaponte thank you for your service to our country and making the ultimate sacrifice so that we may continue living in a free country. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You will never be forgotten
God Bless you
August 14, 2006
June 24, 2006
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
May 30, 2006
To the family of SFC Acevedoaponte: I just wanted to say that I served with SFC Acevedoaponte back in 1998 and he was one of the nicest people I ever met. I worked in the S-1 and when he came in for something, he would make it a point to speak spanish to me as he felt I was out of practice. He was always correcting my poor language skills and I thought it was funny. My husband was in 3/5 platoon and worked with him directly. SFC Acevedo was always sure to tease the both of us equally about our poor taste in the opposite sex. We always had a good time around him and he seemed to enjoy all of us as well. He was a hell of a soldier and a hell of a guy and we are deeply saddened by the news. We are thankful to have known someone as admirable as SFC Acevedo. We would like to offer you our condolences and we will pray for you always.
May 29, 2006
You and your family are in my prayers daily. - W share a special bond that can never be broken.
May 29, 2006

April 30, 2006
A La Familia De Ramon:
Tuve el placer de estar estacionado con Ramon en Ft Stewart,GA. Ramon era y siempre sera un gran hombre y un gran amigo. El apenas llego a Ft Stewart cuando yo me estaba yiendo para Korea. Me recuerdo cuando llego y no tenia automovil. Varias veces le di pon y le ayude cuando otros le pasaban por el lado. El me "pago" con su sonrisa, chistes y compania. Era un amigo fiel y siempre le extendia la amistad y ayuda a todos que cruzaban sus caminos. Siempre estara en mi corazon y en los de mi familia. A Mianel y sus hijos, que Dios los bendiga siempre. Nunca tuve la oportunidad de conocerlos, pero quiero que sepan que estan en mis pensamientos y mi corazon. Ramon es un heroe. El mundo esta un poco mejor porque Ramon AcevedoAponte estuvo en el!
Con Amor y Carino,
Alma SerranoRodriguez
March 21, 2006
im sorry for what happind to your famiily, i hope you will remember what happind toyour familly,and i still hope youll move on
March 20, 2006
February 28, 2006
To the Family of Sgt. 1st Class Ramon A. Acevedoaponte:
My heart breaks again as I sign yet another guest book of another courgeous young man who gave his life so selflessly. We lost our son 12/1/05.
I know first hand there are no words right now that will bring you the comfort and peace you need. Just know that you are not alone. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you all 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, 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. They will never be forgotten, never able to be replaced, but sometime, someday your memories will sustain you. This courageous soldier will forever now be your Angel watching over you all for the rest of your lives. It's what brings me peace and comfort and I hope it will you as well. If you ever want to talk, I'm only an e:mail away. God Bless this courageous soldier and his family.
Pam Adams (SFC Brent Adams, KIA 12/1/05 Ramadi, Iraq)
(Millersville, PA )
February 23, 2006
To the family of Sgt. 1st Class Ramon A. Acevedoaponte,
I want to let you know how very sad I was upon hearing about the loss of your loved one, Ramon. God bless him. He was a real American hero. I will remember him and all his family in my thoughts and prayers. Please take care of each other.
February 17, 2006
My heartfelt sympathy to the Acevedoaponte family in the loss of Ramon. I did not know Ramon, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine 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.
I send each of you a hug from my heart.
Love and Peace


To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
February 14, 2006
I had the honor of serving with SFC Acevedo while on active duty in Fort Drum, NY. He was funny, kind, and cared about his soldiers. I am saddened that our nation has lost a HERO, but am thankful every day for the freedom that he defended. May God Bless you and your loved ones.
January 23, 2006
Even though, my papi isn't amongst us physically his presence still touches his friends and family. I can still hear your voice when I'm about to do something whether you are agreeing with me and promising to keep whatever it was secret or your giving that look when your disappointed. I can still remember you fueling my pyromanictic tendencies with our bonfires and you sitting with me for hours trying to teach me chess. I hope that everone who you've touched in some way from your jokes and that smile that never seemed to be wiped off your face that they won't be sad when thinking of you but laugh and roll their eyes when you said something silly.
January 19, 2006
SFC Acevedo was my section sergeant when I was stationed at Fort Drum, NY in the 3/5 platoon. He was a very kind and caring man. His soldiers always came first. I will miss SFC Acevedo. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
December 27, 2005
Mi viejo,
Hasen 2 meses desde el dia de tu departida. I miss you soooo much especially 2 days ago on christmas day. Merry christmas mi viejo y Happy New Year. Me alegro que estas con Franklin haciendo de las sullas. Lo quiero muchisimo.
November 30, 2005
Mis mas sentidos pesame a la familia de Acevedo I had the oportunity to meet Acevedo on our first deployment to Iraq and He was
a great Soldier and Person.A toda su familia lo siento you guys will b in my prayers (VIEJO DIOS TE BENDIGA Y HAY NOS ECHAMOS UN JUEGUITO DE AJEDRES EN LA GLORIA)
November 09, 2005
Los recuerdos que guardo en mi corazon son extraordinarios junto a mi hermano. desde que, de pequeño coloco un maiz en su nariz y al removerlo el medico, decia coño, coño, coño. Cuando hacia trenes con los escarabajos, colocaba un cerillo de fosforo al frente y atras de los escarabajos y unia cinco, seis, como se divertia con las cosas sencillas. Cuando jugabamos de vaqueros e indios, era divertidisimo. Cuando nos perdimos en New Jersey yo con ocho y el con trece ya que yo le dije que sabia el camino, son algunas de las experiencias, de miles que pudiera decir. Y pensar que no estara mas con nosotros, en este plano. Nos ha afectado mucho. A todos gracias por su muestra de cariño y oraciones por nuestra familia. Y a los que tienen familia en el ejercito, los que han perdido sus familiares, a sus compañeros soldados, Dios los Bendiga a todos y estan en nuestras oraciones.
November 07, 2005

Que lo que es Viejo? Como siempre te decia.
SFC RAMON A. ACEVEDOAPONTE Q.E.P.D. Un gran soldado que nunca olvidare, para mi fuistes una persona fuerte, de bello caracter, y un humilde consejero de muchos. Le doy gracias a Dios por los tiempos que nos permitio compartir reimos,cantamos y aveces lloramos. Que Dios te tenga en su Gloria mi hermano. A toda la familia Acevedo Aponte de mi familia a su familia mi mas sentido pesame.
November 04, 2005
I am sad and happy at the same time. My uncle is not longer with us in this world. At least is physically absent from our midst; however, I am happy. My uncle was always a gentleman with awesome intellect and knowledge of sciences, technology, and other difficult fields. He was a great champ in chess. I was never able to beat him. I was just thinking about my first move and he already won the game with 2-3 moves! He was fantastic in everything he did. But was makes him shine powerfully is great humbleness and love for his family and dedication and passion for freedom and democracy.

A soldier has a different heart than ours. A soldier is a hero. Even though I have not met a lot, for me, all of them are heroes. On wars, nobody wins. But I am seeing my uncle shine in the middle of this painful experience for us all. I am so proud of him ad also proud of my aunt Mianelle because as his wife, she was a hero also, by taking care of business in general back in the states: house, children, stress due to my uncle’s absence and risk at Iraq, etc.

I am calm because I know that he is safe now in the hands of the Lord. No more pain, or stress, or sickness, or sorrow… nothing like that. He is living the great life with God and grandma. In the meantime, I just say to Titi Mianelle and the kids to not to be discouraged. God is taking care of you and He had never nor will ever leave you alone… never! In adition, he has set an example of how powerful and weak we are at the same time. He just explained to us the lesson: our soldiers should be always in the highest level of honor and esteem. So far away and so close to us! Just because HE BELIEVED; that was the fire that kept him alive and pushing forward. This is so profound. That is why I always admired my “Tio Mitchell” and I will always do.

He set the example… he has all the medals… he had won the reace. Like the Apostle Paul said to his spiritual son, Timothy: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4: 7-8

God bless you Tio Mitchell and I’ll see you in heaven!
Your nephew, Peter Vidal (Tampa, FL)
November 04, 2005
To ACE's family and friends,

ACE was an inspiration to everyone he came in contact with. He always kept his door open for anyone to come by. This was like a light in the dark to come home to in a way. He was a great man, soldier, and friend that I will never forget...........
November 04, 2005
SFC Ace,
Even though I've only known you for such a short time you made a great impact in my life. My prayers are going out to your family and friends. EVEN THOUGH YOU'RE GONE, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!
November 04, 2005
Mi Viejito,
I miss you greatly, and will forever hear your music playing in my heart. It's sad not being able to see your smile and the little wave! I will never forget the dinners with you and Jackie. I know that you are with Vilorio, tell him hello for me. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Te extrano mucho Viejito.
November 04, 2005
Viejito; Se que estas con Dios Y La Virgen Y eres feliz. Seras siempre recordado y nunca olvidado. Sabes que eres tremenda inspiracion y modelo para todos nosotros Te extrañaremos siempre. A la Familia Acevedo los acompaño en sus sentimientos en la perdida de sus Esposo y Padre siempre los mencionaba orgullosamente. La bendicion de Dios siempre los acompañe.
Viejito Descansa en Paz.
Con Dios Y La Virgen!
SFC Benitez
November 03, 2005

I will surely miss you so much. I enjoy every minute that I had with you. You were like a father to me and for that I am greatful. I will never forget you and everything that you did for us here.
Bendicion conpay
con dios y la virgen
November 02, 2005
We are sorry to hear of your loss.
November 02, 2005
Abuelo siento un gran dolor en el alma por tu partida, sobre todo por no haber estado contigo en tus ultimos momentos. Todos extranaremos tu sonrisa, tus chistes y sobre todo tu fortaleza. A La familia Acevedo, siento mucho la perdida de su padre, sientanse muy orgullosos de el, los queria a todos con locura, hablaba mucho de ustedes, fue un buen soldado, buen padre y para mi un buen ABUELO. El guante de Vilorio que dejastes en mi bolsa ya no jugara mas tiene imprimido dos nombres Franklin Vilorio y Ramon Acevedo. Siempre te tendre presente, Descansa en Paz ABUELO.
November 02, 2005
Mi Viejito,
Usted no sabe el dolor que siento en usted no estar aqui. Everyone that knew viejito had such a love and such a carino for him. He was loved by all. A wonderful man who brightened up your day with that smile of his and that little wave and his Que Paso. We had promised to go to dinner the night before and it was the hardest thing to go to dinner without him. We still held his spot for him and I knew that he was smiling at us from above. I loved him like a grandpa and I miss him so much. My heart truly broke the day that he passed. Mi viejo siempre te voy a querer y extranar. As la familia de mi viejo le mando mi pesame. My prayers are with you always. I'm sorry that I can't say much but it's so hard for me right now. I have some comfort knowing that he's not alone that he's with Franklin.Yo no lo conosco pero siento como si lo conosiera lo mucho que el hablaba de ustedes. He loved you guys so much. Descansa mi viejo.
November 01, 2005
November 01, 2005
November 01, 2005
To the Family and Friends of Ramon,

We may not have known Ramon personally, but that doesn't make any difference, one life lost, is one life too many and we want you to know we feel your pain. We are still trying to get our lives back in order after losing our beloved Granddaughter, A1C Elizabeth N. Jacobson, a Security Forces Blue Beret, who lost her life in Iraq, 9-28-05. But, rest assured she is now guarding the Gates in Heaven while waiting for Ramon to join her and keep watch over us. Without our children this Country would not be what it is today. May G-d bless our troops, and hopefully, someday soon, Freedom and Peace will reign, so they all can be brought home safely.

No matter what type of accident or act of war, a loss of a child or friend is very traumatic, I know that words aren't much consolation, but we thank you for allowing him to serve. He will always be a hero in our hearts and will not be forgotten.

Elizabeth's motto was "We're only on Earth for a little while, so live life to the fullest and carry a smile."
November 01, 2005
SFC Acevedo, your smile is greatly missed around here. You had a impact on everyone you came in contact with. You and your family are in prayers.
November 01, 2005
Siento mucho tu muerte aunque nunca te conocí pero teníamos un mismo lazo que nos unía que era mi mejor amigo Franklin Velorio, tu escribiste un lindo mensaje en el libro de Franklin y yo te escribí una carta en tu E-mail ya que ti dijiste que tenia unas fotos y un CD con recordando mi mejor amigo Franklin y te escribí pidiéndote que me mandara uno, veo que te fuiste al cielo.
Siento mucho tu partida
October 31, 2005
I'm sorry for your loss, you are im my payers.
October 31, 2005
Mianel and family: You have my deepest condolences; my prayers are with you.
October 31, 2005
SFC Ace,
I wasn't on the team for very long before you passed, but you always made me feel like family. I will miss your jokes and "oops, did I say that out loud". You touched everyone's life you met. We will all miss you.
SGT Barrett
October 30, 2005
The Wallum family.
October 30, 2005
God Bless ( Jamie,Navy wife)
October 30, 2005
My prayers are with the family and the troops of the 3rd ID. I am a part of the 3ID family my son and daughter are both part of the 3ID in Baghdad
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