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August 13, 2013
To the family of Lance Cpl. Ramon T. Kaipat:
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."
May 01, 2013
We would like to express our deepest condolences and also let the Kaipat Family know that we recently sent Care Packages to American troops in the war zones. Each box carried a dedication sheet that includes the name, service information and a photo of your loved one. We recognize that this is a humble tribute, but we wanted you to know that it is heartfelt and made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals in the youth hockey community and beyond. We will not forget. May God Bless you and keep you strong.
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign
October 30, 2012
I miss you! I found some of our pictures and it made me miss what we had and what could have been. Our relationship may have been short and filled with some problems...but you'll always have a piece of my heart. Maybe we'll get another chance someday. Rest in Peace love!
September 23, 2012
Robert & Shannon Lewis (09-22-2012)
May 29, 2012
We celebrate the life of honor that Lance Cpl. Ramon Kaipat lived. For his courage, strength and heroic actions in the face of such danger, we are grateful. His legacy lives on. With gratitude and all honor...
May 11, 2012
Mr & Mrs Kaipat,
Please accept my sympathies on the loss of your son. My prayer is that you will recieve comfort now and in the future. This world is missing a fine man and Marine.
When I see my son I will learn more about LCpl Kaipat and his impact upon my son.

During this time, if perhaps I can be of any service, please do not hesitate to ask.

Semper Fidelis, Semper Fraternae
GySgt (ret) Douglas Cochran, Father of
Ssgt Daniel Cochran,
Weapons Platoon, 1st LAR
April 28, 2012
I am truely sorry for the loss of your Hero, Ramon. Take comfort in memories and celebrate his life. Know that he is resting as there is peace in Heaven.
May God bless and comfort you during this time.
April 27, 2012
It's been about a week since your funeral mass. It's been 16 days since I got the call that you were killed in Afghanistan. I remember that I kept saying 'what' to have her repeat what she said. the first thing I said when I finally understood what she was saying was, 'but i still love him'. I miss you terribly. Thank you for everything, i'll always remember you and keep you in my heart. I'll forever cherish our memories of the time we were together. Rest in peace my love, you'll be another Angel watching over me and our family. "Heaven was needing a hero...and that's you" <3
April 26, 2012
May your memories of Ramon warm your heart and bring you comfort. He will live on in the hearts and memories of all who knew and loved him. Many Blessings
April 25, 2012
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one, Ramon. You are in our prayers.
Gold Star Parents of SSG Kevin Grieco, KIA 10/27/08
April 25, 2012
To Lance Cpl. Ramon T. Kaipat's family. Always remember the good times and that those who have died for their country will never be forgotten. Their sacrifice will live on forever in the hearts of all who cherish freedom.
April 25, 2012
My condolences to the family of Lance CPL. Ramon T. Kaipat family. RIP Sir. I thank and salute you with the utmost respect and honor.
April 25, 2012
I am not in the military nor do I have a child in the fight so I can not even begin to imagine how you feel at the loss of your loved one; however, I do love the military (Especially the Marines as I worked for/with them for 18+ years as a civilian Marine) and support them when I can. Please know that the sacrifice will not be forgotten. May God Bless the family in their time of sorrow. Please wrap your loving arms around them and comfort them. God Bless.
April 25, 2012
Thoughts, Prayers and support to the Kaipat family. Thank you for your service Lance Cpl. Ramon T. Kaipa. Rest in peace.

A Soldiers Angel
April 23, 2012
A word of comfort.(Isaiah 2:4) . . .And he will certainly render judgment among the nations and set matters straight respecting many peoples. And they will have to beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning shears. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war anymore. . .
April 22, 2012
RIP LCpl Ramon Kaipat. I miss you man and I'm so sorry I wasn't there to prevent it. You didn't deserve this and I will never forget the times we had together. - From Helmand
April 21, 2012
Even though I don't know you, I am forever in debt to you, and your family, for your courage and sacrifice. Thank you seems grossly inadequate-- but Thank you. May God Bless and Comfort you all.
April 20, 2012
The Final Salute

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

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to LCpl. Raymond T. Kaipat our Brother in Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Raymond. And to Raymond it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the supreme sacrifice he made for his country while opposing enemy forces in Afghanistan. No greater love is shown than a man lay down his life for another. Raymond, you are a brave Marine Warrior, a true Patriot and a national Hero. With your passing, our Country has lost a National Treasure. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,307 Legionnaire Veterans of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport, Louisiana, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Raymond's family and loved ones. Semper Fidelis !

Dennis N. Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
April 20, 2012
Rest in Peace my old friend. From hopwood to just your freshmen year in MHS. May the good lord welcome you with open arms at the gates of heaven. May he and now you, watch over your family and give them the strength they need to get through this difficult time.

Your friend,
Juanette Villagomez
April 19, 2012
My deepest condolences to the Kaipat family. Thank you for your service and for your sacrifice. Rest in peace.
April 19, 2012
To the Family of
I wish I had the right words to say at this time, but I know there are none. I grieve for the loss of your beloved son and I know that I cannot fathom the pain you must be feeling. Your son will not be forgotten and what he did to help protect our homeland and our freedoms. It was his life that made him a Hero. It was his noble path that made him an American Hero. It was his ultimate sacrifice that made him a Fallen Hero. May God carry him to Heaven on His precious wings and give him a palace to live in. I pray that our Heavenly Father above will grace you with His love, His comfort and His peace. Heaven's Gates now has a new handsome Marine standing guard. Amen.
April 19, 2012
He is a great brother, son, and man. I will surely miss you. Till we meet again.. Thank you for everything! Watch over me..
April 19, 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of Lance Cpl. Ramon T. Kaipat; I am thinking of his family and send them my most heartfelt condolences. I am the WA state coordinator for the Home of the Brave Quilt Project, and we would like to make a memorial quilt for this family in their son Ramon's honor. Please contact me, and again, I am so sorry for your great loss. We will not forget his sacrifice for his country.
April 19, 2012
I am thinking of Lcpl Kaipat's family and sending them my condolences. He is one of our American heroes now. I am the WA State coordinator for The Home of the Brave Quilt Project; we would like to send Lcpl Kaipat's mother one of our memorial quilts. This is the way we have chosen to honor our Fallen. If someone knows of a way to reach his mom, please let me know.
April 18, 2012
With Deepest Sympathy to the Kaipat Family, Marines, and friends of Ramon.

Mrs. Hart
Mount Tahoma High School
Business Teacher
Marine Mom
April 18, 2012
Please know, Kaipat Family, that your fellow Marine Families of 2nd Recruit Battalion, Golf Company, Platoon 2142 are with you since December 19, 2008. We are forever here for you! I live in Edmonds, so please contact me any time!! My son Andrew was even deployed with Ramon during the last deployment to Afghanistan last year. Andrew told me he even rode in the LAV Ramon was driving! There are also other Gold Star (and Blue Star) parents/families in the greater Seattle/Tacoma area that are here for you as well. We are forever proud of our Marine Heroes!! Rest Well Ramon!! - the pic is of Andrew just before the last time they deployed in October.
April 18, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathy
for the loss of your loved one and
Hero Ramon, and my sincerest
gratitude for his service.
God Bless you Lance Cpl. Ramon T. will not be forgotten.
April 18, 2012
Our sympathy and shared sorrow goes out to you at the loss of “Kaipat”. He was a kind and considerate young man and Marine.
We had the honor or taking him to dinner along with our son and a few friends upon their return from Afghanistan in 2011. What a wonderful fellowship and truly a happy evening for us all!
Thank you for instilling the character and honor in Ramon that made him become a Marine.
Our prayers are with your family and all Kaipat's loved ones.
May God bless you with comfort and understanding,
Bill and Frances Sharp
Dallas, Texas
April 18, 2012
Rest in peace Marine, you're paid in full.
April 17, 2012
Rest in Peace Brother! Ill see you on guard duty behind those pearly gates! May your family find peace. I respectfully request to know when this warrior will be laid to rest.The Marines of 3rd LAI/LAR Bn wish to pay their respects.. Semper Fi!!!
LCpl Jonathan D Miller
3rd LAI/LAR Bn
April 16, 2012
My deepest sympathy for the family, friends and Marine "brothers" of Lance CPL. Ramon Kaipat. His service to this country along with soldiers from Micronesia, is greatly appreciated and recognized.
April 16, 2012
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers ( is an organization with groups throughout the country who strive to send handmade prayer shawls and/ or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one in service to our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg, PA would like to honor your son's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a shawl which we will mail to you. If you are interested, please contact me at with the names and addresses and what they would like to receive. We will send them as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved one who died serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address, as our organization can no longer get family contacts through the military. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
April 14, 2012
You have my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your beloved Ramon......and my pledge to remember.

Marine Mom
April 14, 2012
Dear Kaipat family,
We are so saddened to learn of the death of Ramon. A true hero. He will not be forgotten. We are deeply humbled by his service and sacrifice. May the love of family and friends carry you through your grief. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

K. Collins family of Colo. Sgs., CO
(proud parents of a US Marine)
April 14, 2012
There is nothing that I can say to ease your pain with the lost of your son, our countries hero. I pray that God my give you the peace and understanding to help your family through this difficult time. God Bless your son for his Sacrifice!

RIP Devil Dog

Proud Marine Mother of LCPL Matthew Peterson/ Camp LeJuene
April 14, 2012
I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Ramon will never be forgotten.

For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I'm home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I'm only a civilian
And I don't even know if it's allowed

But I salute you; allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.

For those missing in action;
for those who didn't make it home.
I know you're in God's presence you are not alone.
For every neatly folded flag;
for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.

I salute you, allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.

I salute you .

I Salute You.

Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt
Colonie, NY
SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq
April 13, 2012
Please know that many of your Marine family members mourn your loss. We pray that God will give you peace and comfort during this time. Thank you LCpl Kaipat for your service and sacrifice, may we always honor your memory in how we live.

Dawn Clayton
Proud Marine mother
of LCpl Clayton
currently stationed in
April 13, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this moment for the loss of your loved one. Like my son, SPC CALVIN MATTHEW PEREDA, who was killed on Nov 12, 2011, your son is a HERO that we will NEVER FORGET. He paid the ultimate sacrifice. and the ultimate price. They loved what they were doing, fighting for our freedom. Now they are our HEROs and our SPECIAL ANGELs. We are still in pain for our loss, but God continues to pour out HIS everlasting love and comfort. HE will do the same for you. Again we are praying for you and keeping you in our thoughts.

Pereda Family
SPC Calvin Matthew Pereda
KIA - 11/12/2011 - Afghanistan
April 13, 2012
Our family is so sorry for your loss.
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

The Kirton Family
Army CPL Brandon Kirton
KIA 5/18/1- Afghanistan
April 13, 2012
I wish that there was something I could say that would ease your pain. I can only let you know the pain I feel in my heart for you. I am sorry that I never got a chance to personally know Ramon but he will always be in my heart and in my prayers. I will also keep you and your family in my heart and in my prayers. Thank you for raising such a fine young man, a wonderful Marine and a true HERO.
April 13, 2012

I just want to let you know how saddened I am by the loss of Lcpl. Ramon Kaipat. Although I never met him, just knowing that one of our heroes has fallen causes me to feel the loss also. We are grateful for men like him and all that he sacrificed for us in the service of his country.

This must be such a difficult time for you, and I pray you will receive the peace and Grace that you need to see you through it.

God be with you and your family.
April 13, 2012
My Prayers and sympathies are with you I am so sorry your Blue Star has turned to Gold
Bea Marine Mom
Cleveland Ohio
April 13, 2012
No words can express our sympathy to LCpl Kaipat's family. As a Marine family ourselves, we appreciate his sacrafice and that of his family. We hope that you draw comfort in the support and love from those closest to you and those who are thinking of you during this most difficult time. Semper Fi!
April 13, 2012
In recognition of Lance Corporal Ramon T. Kaipat's Honorable Service in the United States Marine Corps, the members of the SSgt Walter F. 'Trae' Cohee III Detachment # 115, Salisbury, MD as well as the members of the Tri-Cities Detachment # 969, Gray, TN of the Marine Corps League would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude for his service to God, Country and Corps as well as our sincere condolences to his family.


Don Elseroad
Staff Sergeant USMC (Ret)
MCL Detachment # 115 & # 969
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