I thought about you today ... The memories were good!
Xiomara, I am so sorry for your loss and I hope you and the kids are doing good. William was an awesome man and he loved you all very much. I've thought of you all since hearing the horrible news of your loss. It's hard to believe how much time has passed since you all left Powder Springs. May you find strength and blessings in all you do.
You will always be remembered.
I couldn't have said it more eloquently. I feel like the pain of our loss will never go away. We all lost a fine young man, a great Marine Officer, and an outstanding human being.
Six years ago today, a knock on the doors of two family members changed our lives for ever. And even though it has been 6 years, it feels like yesterday that we were walking and talking with you. Nevertheless, it has been 6 years and during that time, we continue to experience life changes. Your girls are growing and are beautiful.... on the inside and outside. The boys are at an age where they are trying to map out their lives as they develop into fine young men. Zee is doing an awesome job, loving and providing for your children. I believe its those moments when you smile down at her that she picks up strength to keep going. Mom and uncle Howard are the glue that's holding the Berry family together. There are times that mom exhibits your absence and during those moments, she turns to her faith. Your sibling Margie, depending on the subject, she becomes emotional when your name is mentioned and quickly changes the subject; she is still taking baby steps but she is moving forward. As for me, I'm doing well. I still feel the emptiness of your presence and even though I can not physically see you, or touch you, the memories of our fun-times travel with me daily and that makes me smile.
Remembering you this 2013 Christmas season!
I think about you often. Wow how life changes. You leaving this world so soon is still a tough thing to deal with. You are missed and loved.
In memory & honor of Lt. Col William Hall. I will always be indebted to him for his service and sacrifice.
Will, it's been a few years since I met you for the 1st time at Capt. Reyes retirement ceremony. I want you to know that I have always prayed for your safety and for God to protect you. I know that he took you from us early but I also know that he needed you more than we did. I look forward to the day that we meet again and I can shake your hand once more and tell you how blessed I was to have met you. May God always keep you in his mind and give your family the peace of mind they deserve. Simper Fi.
To a great man it was my honor to have known you. Now so many many years later my son is a candidate for the early commissioned officers program, it's my prayer that he will be as great an officer to his men as you were to yours. Your strength, courage, and commitment is second to none. Simper Fi, my dear friend.
Christine (Vitela) McHenry
Five Years (5), feels like
yesterday, the memory of your smile lives on.
Lois (your sister)
Five years since you left us, but your memory is ageless. We still miss you and love you, and think of you everyday.
Miss you (Capt Hall) I know you picked up but you were my Capt thru thick n thin!!! You were a daaam awesome inspiration to me and I give you credit along with the other inspirational men I knew in my life for my career and life. Thank you and miss you!!! SEMPER FI
Hi Billy, I was just online and you ran through my thoughts so I decided to send a note letting you know I miss you and was having memories. The girls are doing great, Tia is a carbon copy of you and Gladys, what can I say, even though she was so young when you left, she talks about you like it was yesterday. Mom is doing well and Margie is still Margie. As for the rest of the family, Uncle Howard lost his wife, Aletha and Todd is slowing down, however, he stills runs the house. Well that all for now and always remember that you are truly missed.
March 30, 2012
To the family and friends of Lt. Col. William G. Hall:
Always remembering William. "Some gave all."
Four years, and it seems like yesterday I received the devastating news. You are in my thoughts daily and it will be like that for the rest of my life. You will always be a special member of my family.
Hey Will, your memory lingers on not just around the anniversary of your passing but because of the great human being you were. From time to time I will just remember the great time we had with others who shared the experiences with us together. You're truly missed man
It has been 4 years since you went to be with the Lord. I know you are in a better place. I cherish all of our memories. You will always have a special place in my heart.
Just a short note.... in a few days it will be 4 years since you left and moved to higher grounds. I want you to know that we still miss you as though it was just yesterday. Know that even though you are not physically with us, your memory remains in our hearts and your sprit surrounds us daily.
Love your sister Dolores (Lois)
Semper Fi, will always remember
My heart is so heavy today as I have just learned of the loss of an old friend from Kings Bay. I have often wondered if William was ok but, i have always been too scared to look for fear of what i might find. I guess I already knew in my heart. It is so wonderful to see the picture of Will's life, kids and wife and to know that he had found that joy here on earth. Simper Fi my friend.
Hi Billy, Terry and I just returned from visiting Zee and the kids and we had a great time. Zee showed me the room where your medals and keepsakes are kept and Xavier and Tia gave Terry and I a tour of the house, this was our first visit. Meanwhile Gladys gave me a private tour of her bedroom and her bathroom. It was good seeing them and even thou your presence was missed, your memory is alive and will always be with me.
Love, your sister Lois
About a year ago, I googled your name just to see where you were, as we haven't talked in so very long. I was devastated to learn the news. I wanted to reach out to your mom/sisters and even to Zio - just to let them know that my heart went out to them and how sorry I was to learn of their loss. But, after writing the letter(s), I just couldn't send them. Will, I think about you often and I will never forget you.
The world will never be the same for me or others that had the privledge of knowing you. It has been 3 years and 1 day ago feels like yesterday. Papa Lurenzo just went to heaven March 11th tell him I miss him so much.
I was the CACO officer from Seattle, who had the duties of informing Will’s Mother and Sister’s of his passing. I pray for you and Will each and every day. I am in Afghanistan right now and was undable to post anything until today. I did however have a chance to visit Will at Arlington in January of 2010. I will always carry his story with me. You’re Bother-in-Arms.
~ LtCol William (Wes) Souza
It was 3 years today, that I received a call from Zee informing me that you would not be coming home. And 3 years later, I still can't believe that you're gone. I want you to know that mom and Margie, along with all the family and friends, not to mention your wife and children, miss you dearly. Mom informed me last week that Tia and Gladys would be coming to spend the Summer with us, I'm looking forward to spending time with them. I want you to know that they are well mannered good children, Zee is doing a good job raising them as a single parent. Gladys is constantly reminding people that her daddy is in heaven. Even though she was such a young age when you left, she still talks about you to everyone she meets. So much as happened since you left, so many changes have taken place and even though it's been 3 years, I can see your face as though it was yesterday. So on this anniversary date (March 30 2011), I want to say, you are missed; and your smile remains in my heart.
William on this 3rd anniversary of such a devastating loss, you are loved, honored and never forgotten.
To the family and friends of Lt. Col. William G. Hall:
Please accept my remembrance of William on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
To The Family of Lt Col William G Hall,
A family to a family. Know that William's sacrifice for this nation will always be remembered. I know that the time passes by but the pain of loss in our hearts remains. We thank you for giving such a brave soul to give the ultimate sacrifice specially for the oppressed. Thank you William and May God keep your family strong and May God comfort them when they are sad.
Parents of KIA Sgt Christian B Williams
USMC Al-Anbar Iraq
To the family of Lt. Col. William G. Hall:
Please know that just as your loved one remains in your hearts and minds; his sacrifice, and that of your family, remains with the people he died defending. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for his bravery and selflessness, or the heartache we feel for your loss. God bless and keep you always.
Hey Uncle I miss you... Sometimes I find myself googling you on the internet reading things about you I didn't even know... I am proud to be your niece...I have such a hard time dealing with death... and I cry sometimes because I don't know how to grieve.... I don't want you to think I don't care... I hope you are watching me... I love you and miss you.. P.S. Say hello to papa for me... I miss you both like crazy..
Cousin Billy I remember you today and every day for what you have given to us. We miss you.
Keep an eye on Sergeant Major Robert Cottle (USMC-LAPD), who God has chosen to join You so close to the Second Anniversary (sic) of that fateful day.......
William, although it's been two years, the pain of your loss feels like yesterday. I know God is taking good care of you. I think of you often. As so many others whose lives you have touched, I love you, miss you, and will never forget you....
Remembering you on this day marking the anniversary of your passing. So many family and friends that love and cherish you.....I reviewed the copious notes that I took during this time with the intent to share with your children at some point in the future. I came across Psalm 23 that was read at Arlington National and share here:
~ The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
~ He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
~ He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
~ Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
~ Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
~ Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
My love and prayers to your mom, sisters, wife, children, and everyone whose life you touched. Your memory lives in our hearts and minds.
Semper Fi and God Bless!
To the family and friends of Lt. Col. William G. Hall:
Remembering William on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
I come back to visit this site often and when I saw that my previous entry was not recorded, I was hurt. I entered one just days after Will's entry was placed on this site. I had the privilege of serving with Will in Okinawa. Never expecting to see him in Fallujah, where he again greeted me with that bright smile, a hand shake and told me to be careful. I will forever remember you my brother. To the Hall family, know that we are family and I hope to share your company someday in the future.
God Bless each of you!
Words cannot express the depth of loss felt by the news of that cloudy morning of 30 March 2008. You have been dearly missed. I recall the immediate days following how are son would point to a man in uniform in the corner saying “daddy.” Yet no one was there. You and Derrick look quite stunningly similar in uniform so how could he not think it was his daddy. Children can see things we do not as adults. Of course, it was a bit disturbing and surreal since Dominic and I were alone that night, but later brought a smile thinking of you as a guardian angel. The skeptic that I was changed through the eyes of our son; I was glad that I was present when these occurrences happened so that I could share them with your dear friend and wife.
I know you and Derrick were the closest of friends from Oki to Kings Bay to San Diego and, yet, I feel that I only started to know you once you were gone. One of the last pictures I have is of you sitting at our table in thought making that face you make with your lips pursed together as Gladys poses as only she can and Xavier in the background looking on. It was Dominic’s 2nd birthday. A lifetime ago and yet seems like only yesterday.
I am honored to have been a part of your family’s life and the healing process – Xavier, Xander, Tia and Gladys posing with Chesty at 8th and I; watching my husband share his memories with your mom and sisters; Dominic and Gladys hand-in-hand walking at the beach; the Halloween party at our house complete with rub-on tattoos and Tia wanting hers on her lower back, Xio assisting, and Derrick shaking his head that Will would never approve; and training, running and watching your wife complete her first Marine Corps Marathon in your honor…..
You have truly touched my life as you have so many others. As Thomas Campbell wrote in “Hallowed Ground,” “To live in hearts we leave behind / Is not to die.” Yes, you will forever be remembered, Will. I carry your story with me. Thank you.
My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Leticia “Tish” Jones (wife of Major Derrick L. Jones)
Will, I miss our times together, beginning at 29 Palms in '94. I recall your fun-loving and hard-working attitude together with your selfless spirit being a great example to others. I pray that God Rewards you in His Special Way and that he Blesses Your Family Now and into the Future.
Your Friend & Brother in Christ,
Alan Ricketts (a.k.a. Scurvy)
Rest in peace brother. You are missed. I still remember TBS and also hanging out with you in San Diego.
LtCol Winston Jimenez
im so sry. i did everything i could for you and im also sry that i told you that you would be okay....its been over a yr since the IED and there itsnt a day that goes by that i dont think about yu andif i could have done something different.i hope to meet you again some day. Rest in Peace sir
My deepest sympathies to Will's family. I was trying to track down old Marine Corps friends and I learned of Will's passing in my search. This horrific news is shocking - I can't believe it. I served with Will in 29 Palms, California then Okinawa. He was a great friend and a wonderful person. He had a shining personality and a big heart. What a hero and leader for Marines, family, and Americans. I'm in shock - I can't believe what I just read in the past few hours, and I apologize for adding this entry so long after his passing.
I see that Craig Doty is included an entry as well. If anyone knows how I can contact Craig or anyone else who knew Will please let me know.
Mike Blake (firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-470-0244)
I was on the family website today and I saw it is your birthday. We will reflect on the life you lived and remember you this day and everyday.
Cousin Terri Berry
Mis oraciones y pensamientos siempre estan contigo y los nenes, para mi Sobrina Xiomara. Tu tio que siepre te quiere, Mike
Dear Cousin---I am taking this time to write and say that you are truly missed on this earth. I remember the fun times I had rummaging through your room and looking at all your trophies when I was a little girl and would visit your house. Now that you are gone, whenever I see a poster or TV commercial advertising the Marines, I think of you. I think of your unwavering courage and commitment to your men and your country. I am proud to say that I not only knew you, but that I am related to you. I saw your smile once again upon the wall of WA State Fallen Soldiers when I stopped by a WA State Congressman's office while picking up my Inauguration tickets in Washington, DC, this past January when we inaugurated President Barack Obama. I just received my Masters of Organizational Management and your hard work and commitment inspired me to complete my degree. You will always be in my heart.
FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT THE WORLD IS A LESSER PLACE WITHOUT LTCOL HALL. HEVEN ON THE OTHER HAND IS BETTER. I HAD THE PLEASURE OF SERVING WITH THEN CAPT HALL AT KINGS BAY. HE WAS A TRUE LEADER AND ONE THAT I LEARDNED A-LOT FROM. SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. SEMPER FI.
I had the pleasure of being your Doc when you checked into the PJCC -TT in Iraq. For the short time we were living in the same area at the Govonor Center and getting to meet you the impact you had on me was so great. I still have a hard time coming to the reality that its been a year already. I still think of you and your leadership, and the friendship we started. I hope heaven has a place for us to go deep sea fishing so we can share more tall tales.
Hi Billy, it's me, Lois.... well guess what.... I met another gentleman and this time I think I finally made the right move. His name is Terry and he a real gentleman. I frequently talk about you to him, telling him how awesome you were as a husband, father and brother and how professional and dedicated you were as a Marine.
Terry retired from the Pierce County Sheriff department. He loves to travel and has taken me on two trips, one to San Diego and guess what, I learned more about fighter jets than I thought I would ever want to know, with that said, I wish you could have met him, he's an interesting and fun individual.
Well it's been over a year and I miss you as much now as I ever have. I thought by now, it would be a little easier, but not so. Cousin Robert died about 3 days before his 70th birthday, if you happen to see him let him know that he too is missed a lot. Well, for now, I will say see you later and know that as long as the book is avaialble, I will continue to update you on what's happening with me. So until next time just know that I miss you sooooo much. Your Sister
William, it can't be a year since I got the call that you were gone. A year, and the pain and loss is as intense as it was that dreadful day. I found some old pictures of you, from one of your vacations, one with you holding a big fish and you had an even bigger smile on your face! Those memories are what I cherish. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and the loss felt by so many. What keeps me going is knowing how much you loved the Marine Corp. Knowing you were living your dream and loving every minute of it. I had the opportunity to see you become that Marine, and that memory is what I will hold close to my heart forever...
To the family of LtCol William Hall - I pray for them and Will each and every day. I was the CACO officer from Seattle, who had the duties of informing Will’s Mother and Sister’s of his passing. Over the following week and a half of working with his family and close friends it was very obvious that he had a wonderful and tight knit foundation of people around him throughout his life. I was grateful to have had the opportunity to meet such an incredibly strong family both spiritually and in character under such conditions. Will, I wear your KIA bracelet. People often ask me what it is when I am traveling, usually in airports. I tell them about you and why it is so important that Marines carry the legacy of our Brothers who have fallen. I will always carry your story with me. You’re Bother-in-Arms. LtCol Wes Souza
You are never forgotten sir. I hope you are watching over all of us and are proud of the things that each and every one of us has accomplished. We miss you every single day.
To the family of Lt. Col. William G. Hall:
William 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."
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. We have you and the kids in our thoughts. Love, Ana & Mikey
Will, I went to Iraq shortly after attending your memorial service at Camp Pendleton. I selfishly had revenge on my mind, but found myself in frustration because I did not know who to attack to gain satisfaction. I soon realized that it would not bring you back. I miss you man. Everytime Taps is played, I cry because it reminds me that you are no longer with us. This war became real to me when we lost you. I still have plenty of good memories of our time together in Okinawa. You were a great man. I will never forget you.
I loved that "Black History" entry. One of the most - humbling experiences ever for me, was while at a church in Orange County, CA, a Montford Point Marine asked permission to touch my Captain's Bars, because He had never seen a Black Marine Corps Officer.
As one who appeared over the radio airwaves here in Los Angeles for more than a decade sharing the little - known History regarding the sacrifices of Blacks in uniform, I never allowed the Memory of The Montford Point Marines (Blacks allowed to Enlist into the Marine Corps - Thanks to Eleanor Roosevelt), to be forgotten.
Today, I am the Administrator for the Facebook Site which honors The Buffalo Soldiers, where I also will not allow the Memory of those Blacks as William G. Hall, who followed after The Montford Point Marines, to be forgotten.....
Dear Son, each day I think of you, I think of you as though you are off on a Mission. So ofter I want to tell you what's going on and just talk in general the way we use to talk.
As you know this is BLACK HISTORY Month and Sunday, Rev. Manaway's oldest son brought the Message. He spoke on people whom he said had touched his life and Son he called your name to recognize you as a model. I was indeed very pleased.
I still have two calls on my phone from you. Sometimes I just listen
only to hear your voice. You are and always will be a very SPECIAL person. I thank GOD for allowing you to be with us for thirty eight
years. Son, I LOVE YOU.
As you know this is Black History Month. Mom received a call inviting us to attend a Black History Tribute of which you and others were being honored. The Tribute was held on February 8... you would have approved the agenda. The honorees were both active and deceased, the building was full. Mom, Margie, Tee, Travion, Sharron, Aunt Alberta, Uncle John and I all attended. Just to let you know how you rank... after showing your picture, the next honoree was our new President, Barack Obama... (the order in which the pictures were viewed was perfect).
I still think about you as though it was yesterday; however, I live today knowing that one day I will see you again. Love You!
My thoughts of you are constant and difficult, as tears come to my eyes, when I think of your loss. I try to remember the good that you brought to so many of your family and friends. Todd, Steve and I speak of you often and you will always be missed. A year approaches since you've been gone and I still want to believe you are out there somewhere. You are a very special person who will always be in my heart. We love you. Your cousins,
Carolyn, Todd and Steve.
I look at Your photograph every single time that I sign on to my computer....
Lt. Col. William G. Hall, What can I say that has not been said at least a few dozen times? I met you on a special day for a special friend's retirement ceremony and in a sec, you became a friend. God needed an Officer at his side and chose you. God bless you and your family and we will meet again. Santos J. Gonzalez U.S. Army
William, I do not think a day goes by that I don't think of you somehow or in some kind of way. Your picture in my office and memories are as fresh as yesterday. You have a piece my heart my dear friend, forever. God Bless!
I think of you often. There's a song on a CD in my car that I play often. It reminds me of you every time I hear it. Today, is Inauguration day, and I found myself thinking of you while listening to our President speak. We miss you much. Your smile is contagious. Just wanted to say "hello." Love Cousin Ingrid
I offer my deepest condolences for your loss
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Hi William. You don't know us, but we live a few doors down from your wife and children, and have had the honor of getting to know them in recent months. What a wonderful family you have. I'm sure you are shining down on them ever so proudly. Just wanted you to know how thankful I am every day for my freedom - thank you for giving your life to give me that. I wish I could have shaken your hand and told you myself. Looking forward to the day when I get up there so that I can. I'll give you a great big hug when I do!
Hello Bill, well it's November 16, one day following my birthday. I want you to know that I miss you as much today as I did on March 31. I have a new gentlemen friend now, I think you would like him. We went to dinner on my birthday and the evening was beautiful.
You have probably heard by now that the first Black elected President will take office in 2009. Just like here, I'm sure that all those around you are also excited about the outcome of the election. Mom, Margie, Tee, and Sharron all miss you as well, and when I think of Zee and the kids ... words can not even express the void in their lives. Well, you rest now... and know that we will all be seeing you one day. Love Your Sister Lois
today i am thinking of you and the kids and how much you must miss your husband and friend .william touhed my life and my friends. my thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids.love you all
It's hard to believe you are gone. I have so many memories. I went to visit you this past summer in Arlington Virginia and I still can't believe it. I hate that you couldn't physically witness Barack Obama being voted president. I know you are looking down and smiling. You always said that it would happen one day. I know you loved the Marine Corp and that's how I find comfort. You touched my life greatly along with all of my family. You are truly missed. Rest in peace.
On this Veteran's Day I could not help but to think of you. Although we will forever miss you, thank you for your ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.
Luv Cousin Terri
In My Pocket
I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.
My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.
They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.
Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.
But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.
I learned of you from your close friend and my classmate D. Jones while walking the battlefield of Gettysburg. Your fellow service members will never forget the price you have paid. I am humbled. I pray you are able to shower your family with blessings from above until you are all together again.
Lt. Col. Billy Hall,
Sir you were an inspiration to me. I still see you when you ran your PFT over at the ATG you were fast. you were a exellent leader and a great man. i had the pleasure to know you a little bit while you were attach to I mef for those transition team if i remember real good i help you with the machines guns and your motor transport stuff.. God Bless your Soul Marine.. Semper Fi .. thank you for your sacrifice
GRACIAS POR SER MI ANGEL DE LA GUARDIA AHORA Y POR SIEMPRE VALLA CON DIOS Y CON LOS ANGELITOS QUE CUIDAN POR TODAS SU FAMILIA .. UN AMIGO QUE LO RECUERDA SIEMPRE
SGT ACOSTA R C
USMC 1 MAINT BN MEP PLT
THE BLACK SHEEP
Sir, I am so grateful for your sacrifice, And also so proud that our Nation is guarded by such great men as yourself. I promise to enjoy each day all the more. My deepest respect and admiration.
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.
Well done Marine! Semper Fi.
Col Hall and Mrs. Hall,
I am a friend of Timothy and Paula Donovan. I have never met either of you but I had the honor of accompanying Timothy and Paula to Col. Hall's final resting place on July 26, 2008.
I heard wonderful stories about Col Hall from both Timothy and Paula. Later that weekend I learned that Mrs. Hall was running the Marine Corp Marathon. Mrs. Hall, I live in Solana Beach and have run a few marathons myself. Please let me know if there is something I can do personally to support your travel to DC or your marathon preparation. Good luck and congratulations on your fundraising for a very important and personal cause.
You and your family have my family's prayers and support.
Lt. Col. Billy Hall,
Thank you sir for a powerful witness for Christ! Although I never had the opportunity to meet you personally, someday I will! You are an American Hero and a Champion for Christ! "The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord"
My deepest sympathies to the Hall family. What a wonderful man who touched so many people. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sir you were an inspiration to me. You were tough, but fair; you were cool, yet never lost the professional relationship between the leader and the led. I've known you my entire career, and I was humbled to attend WTI with you. One of my most formative experiences was our detachment to support the CAC2S test, where you told me to "keep the fire but lose the fury." I made it my personal mission statement to follow your guidance, and I have grown in ways I never thought possible. I will be a better Major because of Will Hall, and I will try to live up to your high standards every day. My condolences to your family; while I cannot know the pain they must be feeling, I know the amazing man they lost, and the personal loss I feel. Holly and I wish the entire Hall family our best. We all miss you, Sir. Semper Fidelis, and via con Dios.
I know you're looking down on your family...and are sad that they miss you so much, but also proud at the same time of their strength...just want to say I miss sending e-mails to a REAL hero...and when you would call to talk to 'Z', I'd tell you to thank you and stay safe, you'd always say, "No Worries"...look forward to shaking your hand one day! RIP!
My heartfelt sympathy to the Hall family and friends in the loss of William. I did not know William, 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. William you are my hero and you will NEVER be forgotten. I frequently visit ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY each time I am at ANC I will honor/visit William.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace
"TO LIVE IN THE HEARTS
OF THOSE YOU LEAVE BEHIND
IS NEVER TO DIE"
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Lt Col Hall and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Lt Col Hall!
Recently loosing a daughter I wanted to share this poem with the family.
Lord, We know you are always busy, for you have many things to do, but when sorrow over comes us.... well, we need to talk to you.
For we have lost someone precious.... someone young and was full of life. He was a father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, a husband to a loving wife.
We are feeling lost and all alone, and though we do believe.... we need you Lord, to hold us up, stay with us while we grieve.
Please give us strength and courage, Lord, to bear what we must... and nudge us when our faith is weak for in God we Trust.
Lord we know that all this darkness will one day come to light... but for now Lord, we beg that you hold close and dry our tears at night.
I love You!
And miss you.
Always Your Loving Sister.
Will always had a great smile, always finding the good in everything. We have crossed paths a few times in the Corps and I have always enjoyed talking with him. Here in California we both lived in Temecula and I remeber seeing him getting some rims for his beloved Mustang at a local store. We also shared the enjoyment of riding motorcycles and would often talk about that as well. I will miss meeting up with him at the Edson Range Chow Hall or up on the hill in the 32 area where we would catch up. He will always be in our thoughts. God Bless.
William, thank you for your selfless heroic act of protection for our security and freedom. May God greet you with open arms and bring comfort to your loved ones.
Hi, my name is CDR Phil Roos. I spent a few months with Will at Joint Forces Staff College in Sep-Nov 05. What a gentle giant. Such a great guy and I count him as a good friend. My sincerest condolences on your family's loss. Never forgotten.
I extend deepest condolences for the loss of this fine man. I am in my 18th month in Iraq and know that what he gave to the mission here is priceless. I trust that he is now in the arms of the Lord enjoying the reward for his sacrifice. I pray for those family and friends left behind!
My son, Russell Lorts informed me of your loss. I wish to express my heartfelt condolences, and prayers. May God give you strength.
Hey, sir, we miss you and think about you everyday. Especially today. We've made a lot of progress since you left us and people really stepped up to fill your shoes. I wish you could see it. Semper Fidelis, sir.
Lt G. B. Wilbur
I never forget a face, and although I can't remember where/when, undoubtedly we have met before (most likely during my many trips from Orange County to MCB Camp Pendleton).
It is obvious that You were well-respected as well as having been well-loved.
Keep an eye on all of us Jarheads/Cops, as You help command the sentries, at the Gates to Heaven.
I'm a better person because you were in my life bro. I will miss you dearly and will pray for your family. I was deeply hurt by the news of your passing, but I know that you are in a better place because you were a man of impeccable integrity and a God-fearing man who loved his family, country and the Corps.
God Bless you and enjoy your time in eternal life.
Semper Fi brother,
We met the Hall family in Georgia. Xiomara and I became very good friends. Our kids went to school together and played. Will was a true Marine - you could tell by the way he carried himself and he always had a smile on his face. We enjoyed the times we shared with you and I'm proud to have met you. Xio my sister, you always have a home here in Georgia.
Love you and God bless you!
Will, I was overcome by a feeling of utter emptiness today when I heard the sad news of your loss. We first met when you were a WTI Student at MAWTS-1 in Yuma, hitting off instantly and fortunately our paths crossed many times after that. I last saw your beaming face across some chow hall whilst deployed on operations and catching up was a welcome respite. Your smile and infectious enthusiasm for everything you do are what I will always remember you for, you are a true gent and a fine Marine. My sincere condolences to your beautiful family. Semper Fi.
Squadron Leader Marcus 'D+7' Dimbleby
I was so sorry to read last week that Will had paid the ultimate sacrifice whilst in Iraq. I had the pleasure of serving with him when I was an instructor at MAWTS-1. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.
Per Ardua ad Astra.
I've been to this guest book several times - reading all of the wonderful entries. Billy, you were truly a special person, a beautiful gift from God. I'm so proud to have known you and grown up with you. You have and will always be a blessing to all those who knew you.
It's been more than one month since I learned of your death. I will forever remember the moment your auntie (my mother) called me. The boys and I were driving to church. I could not believe the words that were coming out of her mouth. I wanted to stop the car, but we were on the highway. I began to sob. My kids asked me "what's wrong mommy?" I told them that you were gone. I'm so glad my kids got to know you. Keiron fondly recalled a conversation that the two of you had on Christmas day about Payton and Eli Manning. He smiles when he thinks of you, and although he's only 10, I know he will remember what the two of you talked about, even when he's 70. I'm so glad he got to know you. We love you, we miss you. You will always have a place in our hearts. I feel your presence, and I know you are watching out for us.
Love Cousin Ingrid and the boys (Keiron and Khalil)
To my Godbrother Billy.
Thanks for being a hero
for being unselfish and true.
Thanks for serving your country
And being someone we can look up to
Your dedication and commitment,
can be envied by us all.
For few of us have what it takes
to be Lt. Colonel Hall.
Well now that your mission's complete,
And God has called you home,
You're probably walking around with the angels all day,
We're glad you're not alone.
And now it's time for you to rest,
But not before you take your bow,
We love you, We miss you,
Our Hero "Billy"
The Few and the Proud!
Angela (angie) R. Wilson
God be with you and may sweet memories of Billy bring serenity to each of you.
Will, we first met and became friends in 29 Palms during Air Schools in 1994. Your values and friendly demeanor always put a smile on the faces around you. I have always respected your commitment to your family and willingness to sacrifice for others. It has been a pleasure to serve and work with you. You will not be forgotten. My prayers and those of my family go out to you and yours. God Bless you.
Maj Craig R. “Duck” Doty
We spoke on Easter, We talked about the cd and upcoming tour. Despite the time difference I could hear the smile in your voice and how happy you were to serve these United States of America. Life is short and I shall continue to treat each day like it could be the last. You shall be always remembered as an Officer and an Gentlemen. I choose to focus more how you lived and less on how you died . It will be hard not seeing you @ the Family gatherings are hearing your voice but I know your in a better place. We hear about the lives of servicemen losing their lives in the news daily but once it hits home. I know that our family is not alone 4000 plus have been lost to the war !!!!!!
It was my pleasure to have worked with Will in Atlanta. Of all the Officers who came through those billets, I will always remember him as one of the kindest, gentilest and noblest. We: the world, the nation, the Armed Forces are all the poorer for his sacrifice.
Nothing can say how sad and frustrated I feel at your passing. I know that you were doing what your heart told you to do. Your purpose has been fulfilled. I pray for your mom and siblings.
I am Billy's oldest female first cousin, and I was with his sister, Lois, when we first heard of him being injured on Saturday, Mar 29th. We were downtown shopping and were stunned with this news. But we convinced ourselves that he would come home and recover from his injuries. As we continued our shopping and contacting everyone by phone trying to get in touch with his mother who was out of town, we strived to convince everyone else he would be fine. We discussed his last email's to the family and knew that he would be coming home. I talked to my son who also reassured me Billy would be fine and went to bed with this thought, as I could not conceive of anything else.
I was devastated when Lois called me Sunday morning to say he would not be coming back to us alive. Even now, thinking of that morning brings tears to my eyes. My husband Todd and I tried to be strong for Lois even though our heart's hurt. We picked her up from her home and joined the other family members at his Mother's home. We all tried to help each other deal with this tragedy. The next morning when Todd and I tried to start our day, the tears would not stop. Thinking of the loss his children and his wife and Mother must face was too much to bear, as well as for ourselves and others who loved him. Todd felt his loss deeply, as he and Billy had many conversations together and he thought of him like a son. Why was this good man lost to us? There was no answer. We are still seeking that answer today. Eventually, we all may be able to come to some resoultion to ease our hearts and mind.
Billy, I know you are with your father, but it will be a long time before my heart accepts that I will not see you again. You are loved.
Knowing that so many heard and read of the untimely death of my son, Billy (as I called him) Lt. Col. William Gregory Hall; his wife Xiomara, the family and I wish to say "Thank you" for sharing your time, condolences and prayers.
Many many thanks to Rev. Dr. Robert L Manaway Sr. and Tabernacle M.B. Church; Rev. Charlie Jackson and Second Baptist Church, Everett; Rev. Dr. Amos Landry, Jr. and People's Institutional Baptist Church; Elma Horton, Chairperson Mt. Zion Baptist Church Mission and Evangelism Ministry; St. Martin de Porres Guild of Immaculate Conception Church; Pastor Monty Smith and Browns Point United Methodist Church, Tacoma; Activities/Admissions Coordinator, Zennie Coleman with Cannon House; Versa Ruff, President of Womens's Auxilliary, North Puget Sound District Association; Inez T. Bruce, President of Women's Auxiliary, North Pacific Baptist Convention; Rev. Dr. Curtis J. Haynes, President, North Pacific Baptist Convention; Mary Bogan and the Seattle Central Evening Women Bible Study Fellowship; Alliance of Black Telecommunications Professionals; Washington State Gold Star Mothers; Patti Bader and Soldiers' Angels, Pasadena, CA.; Carol Davis and Soldiers' Angels, Richland, MS.; Peggy McCranie Soldiers' Angels LWT, Irvine, CA.; Mary Della Crane Soldiers' Angels, Yardley, PA.; Robin S. Hill, Soldiers' Angels, Ravena, Ohio; Jeanette Yaeger, Operation Thank You, Richland, WA.; Mayor Nichols, City of Seattle; Officer Cookie, Seattle Police Department; Governor Chris Gregoire, Washington; Rosalund Jenkins, Washington State African American Commissioner, Olympia, WA.; Governor Schwarzenegger, California; Patriot Guard Riders, Jerry O. Lafayette Memorial VFW Post and Ladies Auxilliary 5056, Mt. Vernon; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5052, Maple Valley/Black Diamond; Judy Leu and the VFW, Skyway; Ethiopian Airforce Pilot, Alex.; M.G. Mullen, Admiral, U.S. Navy Commander of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, DC.; Lt Col. James H. Raymer, United States Army; Chief Officer Angela R. Wilson, United States Coast Guard; Donald C. Winter, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, DC; Capabilities and Limitations Team, Naval Surface Warfare Center; Marines and Sailors of Marine Air Control Group 38; Chaplain Shirley Schoff, Skagit Valley Marine Corp League Auxiliary Members; John F. Kelly, Major General, U.S. Marine Corps Commanding General 1 Marine Expeditionary Force; Colonel Peter C. Reddy, General Ronald S. Coleman, Major William Souza and Major Derrick Jones, United States Marines; City of Yelm Family Memory of Evelyn Ruth Paynter; and to those who expressed their condolences with cards and flowers without return addresses, the family and I want you to know how much we appreciate your support.
Personally, I wish that I could have said "Thank You" to each of you, your kindness was and still is so encouraging and comforting. Your caring and sharing made it less painful to accept the challenge of knowing that God had loaned Billy, (as I called him) to me, his family and friends for 38 years and to the United States Military for 15 years. Because of Billy's dedication to God, his family, friends, country, and the direction he was moving, his life was not in vain. Thanks to Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Home for their support toward the programs. Again, "Thank You" for your heartfelt expressions of sympathy.
Mrs. Mildred Hall
Hello Uncle Billy,
Taking for granted that I would see you at Christmas and that you would also be around when I graduated, I don't know how to say good-by... so I won't. How about see you later.
Love Chris Washington
We will pray for you and the entire family and we know God answers prayer. The loss of someone who was so loved is extremely painful. May you gain strength to cope with the pain. May you and your family be blessed in the days and weeks to come.
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.
The Wind on The Downs
“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”
(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )
Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….
“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”
I did not know William, but I am remembering
his service. He is my hero. !
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
The Other Side
i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.
can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.
i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.
it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.
i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side
the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.
i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.
Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
(Used with permission)
“I hope it brings great comfort to any and all.
Peace on you. DonCon” 4-2008
Visit this link to hear the song.
The Other Side –
Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom and MIL
Remembering The Fallen – Blog
Please contact me and I will email you back a copy of my
Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
I truly miss you. I know that we were cousins but growing up in your house for many years and having a part in seeing you grow up it feels like you were my little brother.
I know that you were such a wonderful person even from a small child. You were fun, loving, morally good and grew up with good strong family values but most of all you were God fearing and I know that you are now in the loving arms of Jesus.
To the rest of our family I say thank God that he allowed us to have Billy for this time. God has truly shwon us what a strong impact a person can make on not only family but people worldwide. Billy has done so much good and touched do many lives in a positive way in this short time. He has lived a full llife in just thirty eight short years. He has done more than most of us will do in a full life time. May we learn from the life that he has lived. Most of all may we dwell on the good in his living and not the sorrow and pain of his death.
Xio to you and the children I say stay strong in the Lord. I truly thank God for bringing you all into our family and I know that you and Billy complimented each other well.
To you aunt Mildred I say thanks for being a second mom to me all of those years and allowing me to be such a part of Billy's life. I know that its really hard righ now but God will give you the strength to make it through all of this.
My pray is that God will strengthen and keep all of us.
You have left us far too soon but I know you will be looking down on us with that beautiful smile always.
The couple of time I have the great opportunity to meet Billy and his beautiful wife at Ms. Alberta's home, was my pleasure. They were a wonderful couple. I ask that God truly watches over "Z" and her children and let no harm come to them, just God's good blessings forever.
Yolanda Geyen (Barry Gilbert)
To the Hall family, my deepest sympathies. I was a Marine assigned to 3d LAAD BN. I briefley knew Maj. Hall but knew him as a good man who was well liked by his Marines. Semper Fi, Sir.
To The Hall Family,
Just to let you'll know that we are thinking of you and praying you'll find comfort in knowing that your friends and love ones will always care.
With Sincere Sympathy, Love and Belssings..
Hey uncle Billy, I think I will always wonder why?? my uncle Billy.
I'm thankful for the time we spent together.
I tell you one thing , this brought back all types of memories.
If I did not speak about the attention you received it would not be TEE.
WOW, YOU WILL BE REMEMBERED BY MANY.
Reason, Season, or Lifetime
People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON. . . It is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are! They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrong
doing on your part, or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered. And now it is time to move on.
Then people come into your life for a SEASON. Because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They bring you an experience of peace, or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind
but friendship is clairvoyant.
THANK YOU for being a part of my life.
Work like you don't need the money
Love like you've never been hurt, and
dance like no one is watching.
I remember Billy when he was just a baby. He was a lot of fun to play with. I am glad God allowed me to spend his last Christmas with him and his family. My prayers are with the loved ones he left behind, I pray for strength and comfort for his family.
There are no words that can express the grief and disbelief I felt when I found out about Will's passing. I would like to express my sympathy to his family especially my friend Xiomara. I love you all and may God continue to bless you.
I met Major hall back in November while we were preparing for this deployment. I knew upon meeting him that he would probably be a good leader. As it turned out he was a great leader. It was a privileged to have serve under his charge. I will never forget him or what he stood for. He was a man of great integrity.
Thank You Lt. Col. William Hall for your dedication to our country and Corp.
Semper Fi Sir.
LtCol Hall was the best officer I've had the pleasure to serve under. He was firm, fair and always willing to listen to another point of view - even when he ultimately decided against it. His leadership will be missed.
Xio and family - thank you for allowing us the opportunity to have spent the last several months with him. Words cannot express my sorrow that I can't bring him home to you.
Semper Fidelis and God Bless.
Will, I will never forget you my brother. I'll always remember the special times we (Xio, You, Kim and I) shared in Florida. You are a true friend and someone I respected dearly and looked up to. I thank God for giving me the gift of knowing you. May God bless you and keep you in his loving graces until we meet again. Much Love,
Your Friend and Brother,
I only served around LtCol Hall for far too short of a period of time. However, my memory of this very professional, personable, and concerned leader will stay with me for the remainder of my life. I consider myself blessed to have known him.
Just to let you know how sorry we are for your loss. May God give you peace and healing. LTC Hall was a true hero and his sacrifice will be remembered forever.
The Marchand Family
Golden Bruins #5
Dennis, Karen, Chantelle and Brendon
Will was many things to many people:
A graduate of Garfield High School and Washington State University.
An Air Command and Control Officer
A Guard Officer
A Senior Air Director
A Weapons and Tactics Instructor
A Joint Interface Control Officer
A Detachment Commander, an Operations Officer, and Executive Officer.
But more importantly than all of those, he was:
A leader of Marines.
A fine son to his proud mother, Mildred and strong brother for his sisters Dolores and Margie.
A caring father to Xavier, Zander, Tia, and Gladis.
A loving husband to his wife, Xiomara.
I had the honor of serving as his commander and mentor. As such, Will often discussed with me his future plans in the Marine Corps. He was always seeking more responsibility, the next challenge, but at the same time with a keen sense of what was best for his family as well.
Will Hall was also a Patriot and an American Hero
His service in the Marine Corps is marked by a desire to be out where it matters—two early tours to Okinawa and a demanding assignment outside his MOS at Kings Bay, Ga.
I served with him on his second tour in Okinawa and was impressed as he quietly and effectively led our squadron’s TAOC Detachment on a deployment to Guam immediately after September 11, 2001 and then onto Afghanistan in April 2002.
He sacrificed much, and asked for so little in return. A true patriot
LtCol Hall lived by the Marine Corps Core Values of honor, courage, and commitment.
He was a forthright leader whose integrity set an example for both juniors and senior Marines.
He tirelessly pushed on to accomplish the mission no matter the physical danger or moral hurdles.
His life is a shining example of commitment—to his fellow Marines and sailors, to his unit and mission, to his family, to his country.
He trained, prepared and led his Marines to go into harm’s way to fight for freedom in Afghanistan and Iraq.
He took on the additional task of leading his Police Transition Team; once again demonstrating his versatility and commitment, working outside his MOS, and advancing freedom right at the ground level, in the neighborhoods around Fallujah.
Will understood and that freedom and liberty are ideals worth sacrificing for just as those who came before us have.
We live in the greatest country in the world because of the sacrifices made by patriots in the Revolutionary War, in the Civil War, in World War 1, in World War 2, in Korea, in Viet Nam, and now in the Global War on Terror and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
There are those out there in the world that despise liberty and freedom. There are those that think that all are not created equal, that all do not deserve life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
There are those in the world who are evil, who wield repression instead of freedom; terror instead of service; improvised explosive devices instead of democracy and dialogue.
Fortunately for us, throughout our country’s history, we’ve had men like Will Hall who understood that the evil of the world needed to be defeated for America’s democracy and freedom to remain. Men like Will who answer America’s call, who volunteer their skills, strength, youth, and sometimes, unfortunately their life, to eliminate tyranny and allow liberty to take root and grow.
Will Hall was a man of quite, calm strength and leadership. He didn’t spend a lot of time talking about it but he certainly lived it: a commitment to the US Constitution, our way of life, our freedom, our liberty, our Country.
Our prayers go out to the Hall family for comfort in their grief.
Colonel Peter C. Reddy USMC
Marine Air Control Group 38
Dear Will, I regret not having one last opportunity to say -- thank you for all you did for me and the Marines at Group 38. Your smile and motivating leadership style were second to none and you will be missed.
Will and I served together in Kings Bay and during our time together there we became close friends and he came to know my family quite well. We enjoyed watching him play semi-pro football and having the opportunity to know and be close to a man of such good character and dedication. Will, your Marine brothers will miss you very much but, know your memory will live forever in the hearts of all you came in contact with.
A wonderful person, who lived an extrordinary life. Your passing has deeply touched our entire family. We were very blessed to have you home during christmas.
Thank you for your bravery, and service to our country. I'm so proud and honored when people say "I read/heard about your cousin. He was a wonderful, dedicated young man."
Xiomara and kids, trust that the Lord will get you through.
Carole Davis &
PO1 DeCarlo Oliver, USN (Ret.)
It just seems like yesterday that Billy was here in Seattle with us, each time I pass the steakhouse where I met him and his family for dinner tears fill my eyes with the memory and I am saddened. However, I wipe the tear stains away and remember the words of his Mother..."Billy was doing what he loved to do". Without the men who are there for us our country would not be protected and we would not feel as safe as we do here in the US.
Billy...wonderful Husband, Son, Father...beautiful and honarable Marine and Man!!
To the Family and Friends of this Soldier:
I will stand in grief with this soldier's family to honor him. For every fallen HERO there is a bright star that shines in the evening sky to remind us of the cherished gift we were given – even if for too short a time.
My heart breaks again as I sign yet another guest book of another courageous young soldier who gave their life so selflessly. I wish I never found myself in a position to have to sign another guestbook for the rest of my life, but I promised Brent that neither he nor any like him would be forgotten and so I will continue until the day there is no longer the need.
We lost our son SFC Brent A. Adams on 12/1/05 and it seems like yesterday. I wish so badly there were things I could say to you right now to make the pain you are feeling go away, but I know first hand there simply are no words that will bring you the comfort and peace your heart aches for. Just know that you are not alone. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you all as you go through this tragedy moment by moment and as you mourn this loss.
We don't know each other, will probably never meet, but will forever be united in the loss of our Heroes. We have, unfortunately joined a group none of us wanted to join, an ever-growing group of families in this situation. May God grant you peace and strength to get through this and be able once again to smile at a memory rather than have only the tears that flow so easily now. To be so proud of your loved one and so saddened at the same time is a mix of emotions very difficult to deal with as our hearts both burst with pride and pain together.
I am sorry that I never knew your soldier personally. While they can never be replaced, neither will they ever be forgotten. You must trust that sometime, someday the loving memories you have will help to sustain you and help you go on. This courageous soldier will forever be your Angel watching over you all for the rest of your lives. It's what brings me some measure of peace and comfort and I hope it will you as well.
To his family and friends in pain, I offer this comfort: When you find yourself in that dark sorrowful place, think not only of how you will miss him, but instead recall the years, days, hours and minutes gifted to you by his presence. The one thing that cannot be taken from you is your wonderful memories that now will mean more than ever.
If you ever want to talk, I'm only an e:mail away and would love for you to tell me more about your Hero.
God Bless this soldier and family who gave all and God Bless legacy.com for setting up this site where families can so quickly share their condolences and prayers with others like themselves.
Proud Parents of SFC Brent A. Adams, KIA, 12/1/05, Ramadi, Iraq
Pam and Bill Adams, Lancaster, PA
Lt.Col Hall will never be forgotten by the members of BTT4210. He made an everlasting impression on us all. I feel privileged to have known and been led by this great leader. Our prayers are with you Xiomara and your family.
What does it take to recognize a good man? It doesn't take much when people see one: father, husband; the ultimate sacrifice for his family and for the people of this country. I'm sure his place in the Corps and his soldiers that gave their lives before him can never be replaced. "We all will leave this world one way or another, it is how we leave that counts." My deepest condolence to the family.
I served with Will at Kings Bay Georgia. He was my friend.
My deepest sympathy and prayers go to LtCol Hall's family. My heart breaks whenever I see a family that suffers such a loss. His great honor and sacrifice will not be forgotten. God bless you all.
"Some Gave All"
My sincerest condolences to you and your family. I had the opportunity of briefly knowing him and he eminated the word "Marine". My best wishes to your family and I pray the Lord look over them always.
Your Brother in Arms,
Dearest Hall Family;
Please accept our condolences and deepest sympathies on the loss of your husband and father. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family now and forever. We are so very grateful to LTC Hall and all of our soldiers who put their lives at risk while defending and honoring our country and what they believe in. It is a huge sacrifice, especially with loved ones at home, desperately waiting, praying and hoping for their safe return. What a selfless act! For this, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Dearest Hall family, you will forever be blessed with a guardian angel from above watching over all of you. Special favors will always be granted from the "powers that be" when asked for by your guardian - a SELFLESS HERO! May GOD BLESS YOU ALL and keep you for the rest of your lives. Stand Proud!
Your friends always,
The Touzinsky Family
Tom, Pam, Ben, Mike and Jon
Thank you for your service and sacrifice. You are a true hero! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Cameron Gamble and Family
Golden Bruins #21
It is with great sadness that I have to write this note of sympathy. I may have only known your family for a short while-but I feel like you are family. I was deeply saddened when you left to go to California. But I was happy to get the uplifting e*mails keeping us aware of the great things that were going on in your new home. I truley believe that William is watching and protecting you all from above. He was and will always be a beautiful spirit. Know that we are here for you Xio. I pray that God will give you strength at this difficult time. We love you and your family. God Bless!!!
Charmaine & Edwin
To the Hall Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories of the good times help you through your grief. Semper Fi
Golden Bruins Smitty #1
I would like to express my thoughts and prayers to the Hall family for their loss.
In lasting memory of a sincere man, gifted leader, devoted husband, caring father, car enthusiast, avid motorcyclist and genuine Marine. Semper Fidelis and Godspeed. Your family is in our prayers.
As not only a father (from the pictures I viewed), but as a great man serving the country I live in, my deepest condolences to you & your family.
The Areyan Family
(My son Patric & yours played football 2007 together)
In the short time we had with you, we can look back now and say what a privilege it was to have the opportunity to get to know you. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones you left behind. There are not words to express the loss. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. You will never be forgotten and forever in our hearts.
Rest in peace. May the Lord kkeep you and your family during this difficult time.
You are missed greatly. It has been a pleasure to serve and work with you. You showed genuine compassion and concern for all that you came into contact with. You will not be forgotten. SEMPER FIDELIS MARINE!!!!
To the family,
My prayers are with you!!!.
I am sorry for the loss of your loved one. I pray God will be with you on this long journey.
The mother of
First Sgt. Matthew Hatfield
My deepest sympathy to Xio and the family. Xio you have been like family to me I have known you since you were a young girl and I had the pleasure to meet Will. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help at this time.
God Bless you all and God
Bless the Men and Women that are serving our country. My prayers are with you all.
My name is Barb Shillinger and I send you my most sincere condolences on the loss of Lt. Col. Hall. The Home of the Brave Quilt Project has as its goal to remember every individual lost in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts with a memorial quilt for the parents (and wife, if the person was married) of the Fallen One. It is our way of letting a family know that their son or daughter, dad or mom, wife or husband, is remembered and appreciated for the sacrifice they made for our country. If anyone reading this can help me get in touch with Lt. Col. Hall's family, or the family of any other Fallen, please email me. Thank you.
I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Maj Hall at FORSCOM in 2002. First impressions last a lifetime. What a great leader, and marine. My thoughts and prayers are with his family in this time of sorrow. God Bless
I had the pleasure of working with Maj Hall when we were stationed at Security Forces, Kingsbay, GA. My deepest condolences goes to Maj Hall's family.
VFW Post 10216, Songtan, Republic of Korea, honored a fallen comrade prior to our April Monthly Meeting on 14 April 2008.
We learned yesterday that U.S. Marine Corp Lieutenant Colonel William Gregory Hall was killed in action in Faluja, Iraq on 30 March 2008. LTC Hall was a member of JICO, a VFW member and a frequent visitor to VFW Post 10216 during annual TDY’s to Korea.
The Post honored him with an official VFW Draping of the Charter Ceremony. Twenty-one members attended. Post Commander Billy Quintero led the ceremony,two young active duty members conducted the draping, Chaplain Frank O’Donnell led the prayer. Prior to the draping, we aired the slide show provided by JICO; there was many a tear during the ceremony.
VFW Post 10216
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the entire Hall family for the lost of a loving father, husband and son. Will and I served together on Okinawa as lieutenants and I am deeply saddened by his passing. Although it has been quite sometime since we have seen each other I have to say that seeing the pictures again brings back great memories. God bless you Will and your family, we will always remember you and cherish the moments we all shared.
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of this Marine. Please know that there are people who never met your husband, but have heard about him, that are with you in your grief.(My son served with him.) May you always and in all ways feel our Father's peace
I remember our last conversation at the ATG. In that conversation, what I admired about you came out as you were ever optimistic about the mission ahead of you and your team. Despite the ever present danger, I gained comfort from knowing you were replacing the team that replaced my team. I knew where you would be and I understood what you were doing.
Although I only knew you for a short time, it was enough time to endear me to you. Out of all the people that I know, I can say unequivocally that you were one of the good guys. I will always remember you as a loving and patient husband and father.
To Xio, Family and Friends,
I extend my sincerest condolences. Will was good and honorable man. I want you to know that I am grateful for knowing him and his wonderful family. Xio, you’ve been like a sister to me and I appreciate the friendship that you and Will gave me.
People say to me this is your cousin? and I say all my life he has been my cousin Billy, all my life. I can see his face so clear like it was yesterday. When I was a little girl and I attended his first wedding and we were at the reception I must have been like 9 or something and me and my little sister said "Congratulations cousin Billy". Everytime he would come into town we would have a family gathering. I remember Tamera his niece my cousin calling me up about 3yrs ago and saying Billy's in town and that we were gonna have a cook out. It was always a good time when Billy was around everyone was soooo happy to see him. This past Christmas party I got to see Billy and meet his wife Xiomora for the first time. I remember when I met her I thought to myself opposites really do attract because she was spicey :). Its crazy because I never thought about him being at war or anything because he always came back home. I always knew he was a Marine but I never really put the two together, because he always came home.
I am soo proud to be your cousin and will never forget you. I will always talk about you and tell everyone I know your story. You were alway our hero first and now the worlds.
Cousin 4 life Jauna
Words cannot express my deep sorrow for the loss of such a great man. My time with then Capt. Hall at Kings Bay was short and seems so long ago. Reading these incredibly heart felt messages in honor of Lt. Col Hall is a great tribute to who he was; a wonderful husband, a loving father, and a great Marine…he is a true Hero in every sense of the word.. I will save these messages for my sons to read. I hope it will help them understand what a true hero is. Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice. The world is a better and safer place for having you in it and like Kelley Burroughs said, the gates of Heaven are truly safe with you guarding them. See you soon sir…Semper Fi and God Bless!
Although it has been years since we served together, and a couple years since our paths have last crossed, I know I will miss you. Thank you for reminding us all the importance of character and honor. Semper Fi
Thank you for all you have done for this country! God bless you and your family.
As a retired Marine Officer, it pains me deeply whenever we lose one of our own. In this case, the loss is personal, as I had the distinct pleasure to serve with Will twice early in his career. Will was a new lieutenant when he arrived at Cherry Point, NC, and I was the Detachment Commander at MACS-6 (later re-designated MACS-2). We worked together and played softball together. He was full of enthusiasm and excitement. Later, we served together again at MACS-4 in Okinawa and remained friends over the years as our careers diverged. I last saw him a few years ago, shortly after my retirement, when he came to Quantico for a conference. He was still enthusiastic and excited about the career ahead of him. I feel for his family and friends, as I know first-hand what a fine man Will Hall became. It has been said that the measure of a man is not taken by the material things he possessed, but by the manner in which he impacted the lives of those he touched. Will Hall, in my estimation, stood about 10 feet tall. We will all miss you, my friend, and you will not be forgotten. Semper Fidelis!
Major (Retired), USMC
Will, you and I have been friends since we first met in 29 Palms in 1994. We deployed together many times over the years..remember the early days at Kandahar, Afghanistan and our crazy trip up to Bagram. I've always respected your leadership, values and commitment to your family and your career. You did it right. I've taken your death very hard; still can't believe I won't be able to call you up when I get back to SOCAL to discuss the latest issues and concerns. I always went to you to get the "gouge." You have been a true friend and a brother in arms Will. I will never forget your willingness to give and sacrifice for others. You will be missed daily my friend. Ailsa, the kids and I will keep your family in our prayers. Semper Fi. Dan Logan, LtCol, US Marines!
My heart goes out to you and your beautiful family. May God be with you and yours during such a difficult time. I didn't know William, but based off of what I've heard, he was a brave man and a determined marine. I'm sorry for your lost.
I am so, honored to have been able to spend Christmas Eve, with Billy, as I called him, He told me, about some of the time's he serviced in Iraq, He was such an inspiring, young man, I was left with the feeling after talking to him, That one can accomplish, anything in life, that you set your mind to do, if that's what's in your heart and soul to do...... Thanks for your great inspiration....... You've gone, but, you will never be forgotten....... It's, that you, have been picked as one of the most beautifulest, flower from the garden......
It is a great honor to serve with such an outstanding Marine. His legacy will forever be carried by those whose lives he has touched. To the Hall Family, you are in my prayers and thoughts daily.
It has taken me a week to collectively gather my thoughts about a man that was such a great driving force. I had the honor and privilege to work with Major Hall during his time with 3D LAAD. I will never forget his smile and the way he would shake his head and chuckle when we would have some crazy idea that we would want him to embrace. He was an intelligent, great leader. He cared deeply for his Marines and their families and showed it on a constant basis. He will be greatly missed by his family, our Marines and their families and myself. I will never forget you sir. Thank you for everything that you have done and the inspiration you have given me. Semper Fi
I will never forget the long talks we had on holidays about me joining the Marines. I think i might actually do it now.
I will make sure to help "Z" and the kids out whenever it is needed. Missing you greatly.
I had the great pleasure of knowing Maj Hall when we were stationed at NSB, Kingsbay, GA. My deepest condolences goes to Maj Hall's family and everyone who knew him.
I had the priviledge of being a part of William's life when he was a young man of 16, enjoying high school and making plans to attend college at WSU. I came to know William over the years as a kind, good, gentle young man, with that smile that captured the hearts of many. He knew me as "Mom" and I considered him my son. Even though we lost touch after his deployment to Kingsbay, William was always in my thoughts, wondering how his career was progressing in the Marines, where he was, was he safe? I recall his excitement in enlisting, going through basic training, his time training in Virginia and first assignment in Okinawa. It was not an easy path. William worked hard, through disappointments and successes. Thank you, William, for letting me share those precious times of your life and giving me memories to hold on to forever. I knew you were someone special the day I met you in my living room, and the world is finding out now just how special. God Bless you....I will honor your memory for the rest of my life.
Attempting to write this email while staring at my brother's picture caused my eyes to water and my thoughts to return childhood. Remembering the "good times" we shared together as brother and sister, William.... Billy, as his family referred to him, had a passion for being a U.S. Marine.
In order to obtain the title of Lt. Colonel, Billy must have gone through hard, difficult and demeaning days and nights. However, the difficult moments were never shared with his family, we only received the good news... the promotions, the medals, the recognitions. The tough times were held within.
Billy's day did not end at 6:00. Arriving home, to his wife and children must have allowed him to release the stress of the day. He loved his family and it was obvious when ever you watched him play with his children or tease his wife.
As I hurt, I imagine the hurt that his wife, mother and children are feeling and with that, I find strenght to endure the pain and be strong for them. Rather than wallow in sorrow, I thank God for the 38 years I had with Billy. And most important, knowing that our years are numbered here on earth, I remind myself that Billy left this earth doing what he loved... how often does that occur. "Semper Fidelis"
Xiomara, The Hall Family, fellow Marines and Sailors,
I only knew and served with Will for a short period at Miramar as a fellow XO. He impressed me immediately as a man of deep strength and character, which I know is reflective also of his family and the relationships he nurtured. May God bless the Hall family with the deep peace only he can provide.
John Payne, Jr.
Will and I were Suite Mates at the Joint Forces Staff College in 2006. I found Will to a humble and talented young man who loved his family completely. I remember Will for his laughter and being the epitome of a Marine! GOD BLESS BROTHER!!!
Kenneth L. Lawrence
My deepest condolences to the family of this incredible American and soldier who was willing to give all.
It didn't matter if it were a planning conference, WTI, or CAC2S test but the one person that would always bring a smile to your face was Will Hall. You will always be remembered. Chaos
I worked with a young Lt Hall many moons ago. We crossed paths many times since, as both our careers went forward. He was always a man of character, honesty, integrity and a friend you could confide in. You are remembered in my prayers, as they go out to you and your family and friends you leave behind. You will be missed. Semper Fidelis
To the Hall family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. His memories will be forever cherished. God Bless you!
Major Howard and Candace Hatch
REST IN PEACE MAJ. HALL, TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS MAY THE MEMOIES OF THIS WONDERFUL SOLDIERS LIFE FILL YOUR HEARTS WITH BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES,
GOD BLESS YOU
Major Hall was my Plt Cmdr at Kings Bay, Ga. when I was a young Sgt. Words will never be enough to explain the loss of this Marine, Leader, and the fellow brother. Thanks for all that you have done for me in my Marine Corp career and thanks for making me the leader that I am today. Major Hall your leadership style and your smile will never be far from my heart. God bless you and your faimly.
Semper Fi and God Bless
GySgt Jason C. Dunham
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Major William Hall, a true patriot who gallantly gave his life for our great nation. There is nothing that can be said to ease the pain of this tremendous loss, but do know that this American and millions of others have you in your thoughts and I hope that the memories of this great American and Marine, husband, father and friend will soothe your pain over time. It is a great honor and privilege to have served in the ranks of the Marine Corps with this Hero. He shall not be forgotten! God bless you and Semper Fidelis.
Although the answer is obvious, we still have to ask ... why does it have to be our best and bravest? Our hearts are deeply saddened at your ... no, at OUR loss. Thank God for men like Lt. Col. Will Hall. It was an honor to meet and photograph Lt. Col. Hall when he passed through Bangor, ME en route to Iraq. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and the troops he led.
My prayers are with the Majors family.
Thank you Sir for serving with Honor.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
To my sweet William,
Words can not express how lost I feel without you. How all our plans have simply vanished. How I wish they would call and tell me it wasn’t you…but then someone else would feel this pain. A pain I would not wish on anyone. I don’t understand how I will never hear your laughter, feel your touch or hold your hand. Promises keep and those broken all just fade at the thought of not having you in my life. One day I will see you and hold you again. Until that day baby, rest in peace knowing I will always be true to our love, care for your children and cherish the times we had together. NO regrets, never quit… Semper Fi.
As I sit here to write a few words, I realize that words can not adequately express the loss of a love one. The days of Okinawa are far behind us but it seem like only yesterday. Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss, and our sincerest gratitude for his service. May God grant you peace and strength in your continual journey. We must take faith and know that God always knows what is best. Brother you will be solely missed.
LtCol USMC (Ret)
He is an amazing Marine and will be missed by one and all. My heart goes out to his family and God's grace be upon them. Semper Fi.
My husband Carl and i would like to express our sincere thanks to LT Col Hall for his service to his country, We do not personally know LT Hall but our son LT Col Daniel Logan, has known will since 1994, and considered will a good friend, Daniel is at present in quatar, but left with will for Iraq in january, and has taken his death very hard.We would like to express our love to his family and if we can help in anyway we would like to be contacted please, We are a christian family and know that will is now with the Lord .God bless you will and all the USMC serving our country, IN Christ,
To Xiomara, Xavier, and the entire Family.
Our deepest condolences. It was my honor to have been one of Xavier's coaches last year, and it was clear Major Hall is a true American Hero. His presence and life have touched all those who knew him or his family.
If there is anything we can do to help, just let us know. Our hearts are prayers go out to you.
As a former Marine, Semper Fidelis, he's now guarding heavens gates. The Ranos family extends our deepest sympathies.
In recognition of Major William G. Hall's Honorable Service in the United States Marine Corps, the Tri-Cities Tennessee, Detachment Number 969 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.
Junior Vice Commandant
MCL Detachment #969
I am deeply saddened by thw loss of Will. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with him at MACS-4 for many years. My deepest condolances go out to his family and loved ones. SEMPER FIDELIS MARINE!
Semper Fi. To the family of Maj. William Hall. In behalf of my family, we would like to extend our condolences and sympathy to your lost. Maj. Hall will always be remembered for his dedication, and unselfish services for the country. Marine, our Hero, rest in peace with our creator, You, my son and the rest guard the heavens gate.
It has been an honor to serve with you as both a Marine and civilian. Thank you for your leadership and friendship.
To the Hall family,
I know there are no words to say, except how sorry I am for your loss. May you hold Williams' memory in your heart and please remember he shall 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.
A Proud Aunt
KIA 12/1/04 Iraq
Will and I also served together at MACS-4. He made a lasting impression on all who had the honor of knowing him. He will be missed. He made a difference in my life.
In deep sympathy and very respectfully.
LtCol Lars and Anousone Jensen.
Please know that as a mother of a Soldier, I grieve with you; as do so many, many others.
Dearest Hall Family,
I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear
son, husband, father. My prayers
and thoughts are with you and
your family. God bless you and
My deepest condolences to the Hall family. I had the privilege to serve with Major Hall in Okinawa with MACS-4 and have worked with him all over CONUS. He fostered an environment for everyone to learn and strive to do better in everything they did as a Marine and as a person. I'll always remember him. I consider those of us who worked with him better people for having had the honor to serve with him.
My husband has worked with Maj. Hall. His descriptions are of a good man and a good Marine.
To Major Hall's family-- you are in my prayers. God bless you.
Semper Fi Major Hall. You will be remembered in Temecula as well. Thanks for keeping watch over us.
A true American hero.God bless William and his family.
Coached his Daughter "TIA" in BASEBALL in Temecula, she was like her father an AMAZING soul.. (She played in boys league and was my MVP for the season/not surprised for a MAJ. daughter!!). He was always courteous and admirable every single time I encountered this "MAN".
I can't even fathom the extent of this loss for Xiomara, his kids, family members, and fellow soldiers.
I am lucky to have known/met this real life HERO, and can only say thank you to the men and women who serve/protect our country....
Life is precious...
Our heart goes out to the Hall family in their moment of great grief. Please know that as a Marine, we've lost a brother. A GREAT BROTHER. We will keep all of you in our prayers. Rest in Peace brother Will.
The Banks Family
I was stationed at MACS-4 Okinawa when Will and his family arrived for their first tour/duty station. Will embodied the finer qualities that define a Marine Corps Officer.
He will be sorely missed all Marines who have had the pleasure to serve with him.
I wish his family and loved ones strength, courage and consolation in knowing that our brother has once again, responded to a higher calling.
LtCol Don Gordon
Maris and I send our prayers for the family and friends of LtCol Hall. May God keep him and bless his family in their time of loss.
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I am a high school friend of William's wife's sister. My mother lost my father when he was 30 (in the army) and had 3 children. I know this must be such a hard time for your family. You are in my prayers.
To the Hall family: Megan and I are so sorry for your loss. I had the brief opportunity to serve with Maj Hall in Korea and also from time to time while he was in Atlanta. The Corps has just lost an outstanding Marine. God be with your family as we continue to pray for His comfort upon you during this time. Semper Fidelis,
GySgt Omen Quelvog
I had the pleasure of serving with Major Hall in Okinawa. Undoubtly one of the finest Marines and gentlemen I've ever met, muchless served with. He will always be in my heart and never forgotten. My family and I share your pain and you have our deepest sympathy.
God Bless you!
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help at this time.
God bless you brother. We had some great times together at TBS. I remember when I first met you, you came over to me at the Basic School's admin office while we were checking in and introduced yourself. You were truly a gentle giant then and now. God bless your family.
My deepest sympathies go out to Will’s family; you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Although I only knew Will for a short time through a dear friend, the fun times we had as a group he always brought smiles and laughter to everyone around him.
May the Lord shine his healing upon you and forever keep you at peace.
I had the honor to serve with Maj. Hall at Kings Bay, Ga. Upon meeting, then Capt. Hall, he quickly proved to be a Marine's Marine. The loss of Maj. Hall is a wound that will never heal. Recently, my 5 year old son saw me upset and asked why. I took this opportunity to tell him about the great American Hero that fought and died for our country. Although you are no longer here with us, you live forever as a great example for my son and others to follow. I know the gates of Heaven are secure with you. Semper Fi.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Hall Family.
Major Hall is one of the finest Marines I've met in my career. He will most assuredly be missed.
This all just doesn't make sense. This should not have been your time. Your way to young, to kind, and to stable of a person. The last words I read in your email last week was that you were doing fine and that you were safe. I wish that was still the case. You will be deeply missed and I am saddened by the thought of not being able to have that one last chance to hang out with you again. You will forever be remembered. We love and miss you
I served with Maj Hall in Okinawa and deployed with him to Noble Eagle and OEF back in 2001-2002. To the Hall family, you have my deepest sympathies. Semper Fidelis, Maj Hall.
To the family and parents of William I want you to know that you are not alone in the grief you are feeling. I too know what you are going through and what you will go through in the coming weeks and months ahead. You will have many question as to why? You will have many things to get ready or go through and that should be done in time. Sometimes it just can’t be faced and that’s ok, for you will know when the time is right for you. There are no right or wrong ways to grieve, it’s an individual journey that unfortunately we now have to take. I ask that God give the comfort, strength and courage that you are going to need. When and if the time is right for you please contact me. You can cry, vent, or just talk as only another person who has been where you are can really know what you are going through. May God continue to be with you and heal you.
In memory of my son
Spc Harry (Buck) Winkler III
KIA 11/12/06 Samarra, Iraq
82nd Airborne 2-505th PIR
The right words escape me as I sit here in front of my computer crying about the loss of a man I never knew. I can only say I am so sorry, and, that I am happy that you and your family had the opportunity to know such a wonderful man and hero. I am grateful for his service. God bless him and the family, friends and country he left behind.
First, thank you Ambar for sending me the e-mail about this. Maj. Hall it sounds like you touched many lives & led & taught your men & womwn the way a true leader does. You are gone, but you will NEVER be forgotten...you will live on in your teachings of the men & women you chose to supervise, lead, & mentor. You will be missed, sir! To the friends and soldiers that had the pleasure, as someone that has lost fellow comrades before, know that you keep his memory alive inside of you & in your actions as your actions hopefully reflect his guidance and leadership. My condolences to all of the family in this very hard time. Words never do justice in times like these, just know that people you've never met pray for you. Maj. Hall you are forever one of the few, the proud, you are forever....a MARINE! Semper Fi, sir!
SSgt M. Evans, USAF
Eielson AFB, AK
Our thoughts and prayers go to you and your family. May God bless you all in this time of sorrow.
I am writing to offer my deepest sympathies to you and your family over the loss of your HERO Maj. William Hall. I lost my son in Iraq on May 6/2007, so I can well understand your pain of losing a loved one so dear.
I pray you will be guided by a higher power to give you peace, comfort and strength in this time.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit
GOD Bless you and your family. Your soldier was a true American Hero and we are all very proud of his service. He will not be forgotten!
(Proud mother of Sgt Joel W. Lewis, 5/20, 3-2 SBCT /Ft Lewis
KIA 5/6/07, Baqubah, Iraq)
Giving one's life for one's country is the ultimate sacrifice a member of the Armed Forces can do for his fellow Americans. As everyone who has known him can attest, he was a great person and surely a role model and mentor to us all. The world is emptier and the Corps has been cheated of his leadership and guidance, but his memory will live on forever. For those of us who have been there, we can appreciate what he was trying to accomplish. We can only hope that the people of Iraq (and the Arab world in general) appreciate what he and thousands of us have done and are doing. He has been taken to a place where there is no more fighting and he will be sorely missed by those knew him and loved him. Thanks for the bright light that you shined for Xio and the kids. They and all of us will miss you. Semper fi and God bless!
Will, you left us too soon brother, but the memories will forever remain. Okinawa will be an even more special place for me, because that's where we first met when you were just a young officer, and then where we met again when you became more seasoned. You have always been a gentle soul who walked the earth as a GIANT. I will miss our camaderie and banter that we always had when we get together. You know you are always welcome in the CAVE, so drop on in anytime.
Fair winds and following seas my Brother in Arms, and Semper Fi.
To Xiamora and the rest of the Hall family, my deepest condolences for the loss of a truly great human being. It has been an honor to have him as a friend and a brother in arms. My best wishes for you all.
CWO5 USMC (Ret)
My deepest sympathy and condolences go out to Xio and her family during this incredibly tragic time of loss. May William forever rest in peace.
My prayers and thoughts are with you.
I know how you feel losing a "HERO",Becoming a "Gold Star" Mother myself on 25 March.. The sacrafice our sons and daughters are making on a daily basis should tell us all..These young HEROS knew full well what they were doing and did it proudly When you hug your loved ones tonight.... Remember... We also hugged ours and they were protecting you..We.. as Americans need to make the "Ultimate Sacrafice" by supporting all our military(HEROS)...the Proud Mom of SGT. Jason W. Swiger
5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne,Fort Bragg, N.C. KIA 3/25/007
From our military family to yours, we extend our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of grief. May all the beautiful memories created together as a family be of comfort everyday. Thank you William Hall for making our homes a better place. God Bless you in the heavens.
My prayers are with the family during this time of great loss. Please keep this in your heart...
When you feel lost these are the directions to our fathers house:
Make a Right onto Believeth Blvd.
Keep straight and go through the Green Light, which is Jesus Christ.
There, you must turn onto the Bridge of Faith, which is over troubled water.
When you get off the bridge, make a Right turn and Keep Straight.
You are on the King's Highway Heaven-bound.
Keep going for three miles: One for the Father, One for the Son, and
One for the Holy Ghost. Then exit off onto Grace Blvd.
I've been trying to think of the right words to say since hearing of William's death. Many people in my life often turn to me for the right words. I have prayed and turned to God in these last six days. I don't understand it. I can't comprehend the loss of such a wonderful man. So I have decided to instead reflect on his life. Articles and videos have begun to surface about William. They all express the same thing. William was loved and he was a man of honor. You don't have to know him to observe the beauty that was his life and will be his legacy. You don't become a United States Marine and serve for 15 years without being a man of honor, will, and duty. You don't serve 3 tours of duty in Iraq without understanding the importance and privilege that is your duty as a United States Marine. You are not the father of 4 children if you are not a man of integrity. William married my sister and took on the responsibilitiy of being a hands on father to her two sons, and then subsequently their two daughters. You can't be that person without being a wonderful man and human being. I didn't have to known William the way some of you did to know what a great person he was. Over the last 6 days I have heard many people refer to William as the best man they have ever known. It is clear to me that William brightened the lives of every person he came in contact with. My heart is with my sister, my nieces and nephews, and all of you that had the privilege of knowing and loving William. It is our duty as friends and family of William, to display his qualities in our every day lives. That is a fitting tribute to his life.
God Bless William G. Hall, husband, father, brother, son, friend, and United States Marine.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of grief. We pray God will bring you all through and remember to turn to him for all your needs. We may not always understand Gods will, but know that he is a mighty God and at the time of pain, trouble, need and grief...HE WILL BRING YOU THROUGH! GOD BLESS.
THE JORDAN FAMILY
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
William, we didn't know you but want your family to know how much we appreciate all that you & they have given for our country & us. You'll all be in our prayers.
With deep gratitude,
Jack & Evelyn Tobin, relatives of Ambar Scofield.
From our military family to yours, we would like to thank Major Hall for his service and sacrifice to this great country, as well as send our deepest condolences for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
From our military family to yours, we would like to thank Major Hall for his service and sacrifice to this great country, as well as send our deepest condolences for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Marine Hero, and my sincerest gratitude for his service. May God grant you peace and strength. He must have needed another Marine to guard the streets of Heaven.
Semper Fi Maj. Hall
The Land of the Free, Because of the Brave
Proud aunt of a Marine Hero
PFC Chase Edwards, 3/8 Weapons Company
KIA 06Apr2006, Ramadi, Iraq
To my brother-in law,god father to my child,and the best man i've ever known..may you rest in peace,we know that even god needs a few good men..now we all know who our gaurdian angel is!!love allways...Ruben,rudy,and Kmryn...
Father we entrust our brother William to your mercy. You loved him greatly in this life: now that he is freed from all its cares, give him happiness and peace forever. Welcome him now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
May God hold William in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathy.
Our deepest heart felt sympathy goes out to everyone close to William. Our son Christopher, and William's son Xander were good buddies while they lived here in Georgia. Our prayers are with every one of you. Find peace that he has been called home to God, and that we will all be together again one day.
Words can not express the sadness that is felt. My prayer is that we celebrate Will's life and remember that he is watching over and protecting us along with our Heavenly Father. God will continue to give us strength to make it through our most trying times.
With love, always.
My condolences, love, and prayers go out to the family at such a tragic loss.
I am honored and forever grateful for William and the price he paid to ensure this country's freedom.
He is a hero and will forever be in our hearts.
My Deepest and Most Heartfelt Sympathy goes out to the family of Maj. William Hall, with a Multitude of Thanks for this Brave Marine's Courage and Years of Dedication and Service to our Country and for Freedom.
The price Major Hall and his family have paid, Will Never Be Forgotten. May he Rest Safely, in God's Care and may the Peace of God be with the Hall family.
I am the Sister of a young hero, who made the Ultimate Sacrifice in Vietnam, many years ago
"Surely He hath borne our grief,
and carried our sorrows."
~ Isaiah 53:4 ~
May you find comfort and strength, in the beautiful memories of times spent with William.
Quietly and gently, may healing come, with each new day.
You are in my thoughts and my prayers.