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November 05, 2014
Hello. My name is Lacey Fox and I am doing a classroom assignment for Veterans for my history class in Winfield City High School located in Alabama. So I am a hyper, 18-year-old senior who loves to run around and do fun things!! I love rock music, random things, unique stuff, and others!! I really appreciate all that you have done and I will be praying for you.
November 05, 2014
My name is William Cody Mann im in the 12th grade at Winfield City High School. We were given a writning assignment to write soemone who has served in the military to fight for our freedom. Im a senior and i play football because you fought for that right for me. I want to say thank you.
March 28, 2014
I saw the video that CSC did for you and I read the article and I teared up so bad cause I know it's hard.. I know he's in gods home and watching over you n your family.. He did what he loved and will always be remember for that.. I want to personal say thank you both for all you did for our country and to read something like this was very touching to my heart.. He's never gone to be forgotten.. Thank you for everything and just know one day you will meet again and gods is taking care of him while he's there with him!! I'm sorry to hear this and I want you to know your a great wife/ mother and will always be.. Hes a great man and did what he loved doing and that's a honorable man!!
March 16, 2014
Miss you my Brother, you was a great friend of mine, I will always cherish the good times and laughs we had in Iraq. NEVER FORGOTTEN!!
March 16, 2014
Hey, brother. Just wanted to say that I am proud to have served with you, and had a lot of good times in Afghanistan with you. No matter how tired, or pissed we were from mission you would always take the time to make sure our trucks were square to roll back out. Or that one time one of our trucks got stuck in the afghan mud in that village, up to the undercarriage and you had your guys come tow us out, lol. Thanks for that. No matter what you always had a smile on and were ready to crack a joke, boosting the morale. I remember when you got that tight helicopter, lol... You were always flying that thing around man.. Lol, We made jokes about turning it into a UAV. You were always there for your guys, and definitely willing to fight tooth nail for them. You taught me a lot of good values to have as a leader, and I will never forget them brother. I wish I could've been on this last deployment with you.. Ashley and the kids are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you brother, you will always be missed and never forgotten. Ashley, if you ever need anything feel free to ask the Palatas family, we will help any way we can. God bless you and yours.
March 14, 2014
Thank you for sacrificing yourself for families like mine that you didn't know but who prosper in the freedom you gave your life for.
March 14, 2014
It's funny to look back as an adult upon your childhood...flipping through faces of people that were apart of your life, but so many years later you try to remember them. Childhood is a sad thing in some aspects because as a child you sometimes do not reach out to people you would normally reach out to as an adult. When you grow up you see different things about people and are more curious to know things about them. I saw all these things because these are truths I have about you. Childhood has so many "groups" (not sure that ever changes.) I know for sure we weren't in the same "group" of people but we had MANY of the same friends. I know for sure that you didn't go unnoticed. I remember passing you in the halls and catching a glimpse of that contagious smile. You had it and it continues to live on through your Lily?. I'm sad that I didn't get to know you the way everyone else on this site may have. I have come to know you through all the messages I have read about you. I have connected with Ashley first by sending a special sign I created for Lily and now I've established an amazing relationship with her. She is a sweet girl and I'm lucky to call her a friend. You will live on through your gorgeous little girl and I know without a shadow of a doubt you will NEVER be forgotten.
March 14, 2014
I can remember being on patrol with Ashley when we first got to Hawaii and we got a flat tire. We both looked at each other and were like um yea we aren't changing that tire so Ashley called Kelly who brought a soldier and they changed our tire for us :) they had such an amazing bond that I've never seen between two people besides my own parents. Lily your daddy loved your mom more than anything in the world (well except for you)!!!
March 13, 2014
The ultimate sacrifice deserves the ultimate respect… and at the very minimum to always be remembered. My family is grateful and we won't forget you.
March 13, 2014
Ashley and Lily, May you have comfort and healing for your loss. I am so sorry for you both. Thank you for your sacrifice. Continue to believe that Kelly hears your thoughts and prayers and will help you find happiness once more. God Bless You.
March 12, 2014
I miss you everyday Kelly. You were my soulmate and will forever remain as such. Meeting you Iraq, allowed us to find something amazing in a place many would never expect to find love or much of anything. We were lucky to find what few are capable of. Marrying you was the greatest gift in my life, aside from the birth of our daughter Lily. You have left a legacy that everyday will be my mission to make sure you are not forgotten, and Lily will have the honor of telling of the Hero her daddy was. You promised me Forever and Always, and I look forward to the day we can be together again. Lily and I love you and miss you. Please watch over our baby girl, she is all that is left of you.
March 11, 2014
This world has lost someone so special, I am sorry I never got the chance to say goodbye, we went our seperate ways. God has sure taken another angel. I am glad you got to have the family you deserved, they were blessed to be part of you and I will keep them in my prayers. I still cant believe you are gone.
March 09, 2014
God needed a worthy Armour Bearer and call you into service, he needed you more, Go with God young warrior and guard the gates of heaven. God Bless you
March 08, 2014
March 07, 2014
Saw your story Ashley...just praying for you and Lily.... Here is what came to my heart.......
March 01, 2014
May the beautiful memories of your loved one comfort you during this time of pain. Thank you SFC Lacey for your selflessness may God watch over you, your family and your friends in their time of need.
February 22, 2014
Kelly, our heart weeps for a lost future and swells with pride for the brave and honorable man and soldier you were. No parent should ever have to bury their child.

Heroism is described as conduct fulfilling a high purpose or attaining a noble are a hero in every sense of the word. We will love you and miss you every day of our lives and we will work to make sure your sacrifice is never forgotten.

John15:13 - Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
February 18, 2014
My deepest condolences to his wife and children. My family and I thank him for his heroism and his sacrifice. May you and your children always remember him as your hero and your guardian angel.
January 21, 2014
I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. William will never be forgotten.

For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I'm home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I'm only a civilian
And I don't even know if it's allowed
But I salute you; allow me the honor to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part. I salute you.
For those missing in action;for those who didn't make it home.I know you're in God's presence you are not alone.For every neatly folded flag;for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory. I salute you, allow me the honorto salute you with permission let me say even though I hold no rank know that from my heart my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part. I salute you.

I Salute You.

Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt
Colonie, NY
SGT. David M.Fisher KIA 12/1/04 Iraq -
January 21, 2014
To the Lacey Family, Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your love one and hero William, and my sincerest gratitude for his service for our country.
God bless you Sgt. First Class William K. will not be forgotten.
January 18, 2014
I knew Kelly as a young boy about 5 or 6 years old, his family lived near by. Kelly would often come over and hang out with me when I was down by Pine Lake. One day I took him out in the john boat and he caught his first bass. He got mad because I made him let it go. Kelly was a fine young boy well thought of by all the neighbors. In my mind I still see him as that youngster, but I know he is a true American hero! My wife Takako and I send our heartfelt condolences to his family.
January 18, 2014
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers ( is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church of Mechanicsburg, PA would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your loved one's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
January 17, 2014
Sorry for upr loss
January 16, 2014
I knew Kelly in 9th & 10th grade at Niceville High School. Even though we didn't know each other very well I remember him as a very nice and sweet person. I was very saddened to hear of his passing, but am eternally grateful for his selfless sacrifice for our country. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. May you rest peacefully Kelly. God bless!
January 15, 2014
Although I didn't know your son, I represent my sons and NHS in saying we are so humbled by his commitment to laying down his life for others. I have 2 sons in the military-1 in infantry, 1 in helicopters, and it's men like your son and mine who encourage others by their witness to value integrity and sacrifice. As a military mom, I grieve deeply for your loss; as a Christian I rejoice in meeting him in the future. Keep your focus on the Lord and He will guide you through this season of life. Blessings to your family for raising and encouraging the heart of your son to serve for my sake.
January 14, 2014
Love you brother: the angels came way to soon: we miss you dearly
January 14, 2014
To the family, friends, and military unit of Sgt. 1st Class Lacey, Please, accept my deepest condolences for your loss of William. Also, my sincere gratitude for his service and ultimate sacrifice to defend freedom and protect our way of life. He is a true American Hero. We will not forget his Bravery or your own sacrifice. May he rest in and may you have comfort and healing for your loss.
January 12, 2014
Thoughts and Prayers for The Lacey Family at this most difficult time.
January 11, 2014
we knew Kelly in his younger years. he spent a few thanksgivings and Christmas with our family. he was a kind, sweet and loving man. our times of laughter were joyous. he loved family, friends and an old bull dog. sadness is the feeling of death and yet our hearts are joyous knowing that the Lord has chosen a special man to join him in the kingdom of heaven. our prayers are with the family, our memories within our hearts and pride of this great American.
Victor& Pauline Cisneros (semper-fi)
January 08, 2014
Rest in Peace Brother, thank your entire family for their service. Home of the free because of the brave. Prayers to your immediate family, we all lost a true hero.
January 08, 2014
May the memory of your loved one sustain you through this difficult time. I thank you, Sgt. Lacey for a life sacrificed for our freedoms. I pray you rest in eternal peace. For his family, I will keep you in my prayers for understanding and healing. Your soldier is a true American Hero and of that you can be proud.
January 08, 2014
May God be with you and your family in this deepest time of loss. God has his arms wrapped around your loved one already.
January 08, 2014
My family's hearts go out to your family's we lost our Marine there also in 2010 at age 36 be strong and Remember Never Forgotten Gny Sgt Floyd E C Holley's family
January 08, 2014
My deepest sympathy for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family as you mourn this sad time. Thank you SFC Lacey for your service and sacrifice for all of us.
January 08, 2014
so sorry for your loss. another warrior gone to soon. it's been 5 years since my son died in Iraq. hope you get comfort from knowing he is in good company! God bless you and your family!!
January 08, 2014
My deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one. I also wish to express thanks for his service and sacrifie for our fellow countrymen. May you find comfort in the memories of him.
January 08, 2014
May God grant you peace in your time of sorrow. Thank you for our freedom.
January 08, 2014
Our family's deepest condolences to SFC Lacey's family, friends, and loved ones. We are grateful for his service. You are in our thoughts and prayers; our hearts hurt for your loss.
January 08, 2014
I am so sorry for this loss. My thoughts are with his family and friends
January 08, 2014
So sorry for your loss. May God bless and keep you. Thank you for your sacrifice.
January 07, 2014
Prayers being sent to the family of this fallen hero. You will not be forgotten.
January 07, 2014
Thank you for your sacrifice so I may keep the freedom to express my heartfelt condolences to your family. RIP
January 07, 2014
My sincerest condolences and gratitude to the Lacy Family. I knew not SFC Lacey but he is one of my brothers none the less. May he find peace and his spirit be with you always.
January 07, 2014
As the mom of 2 Marines, I want to express my sincere sympathy and condolences. A true hero.
January 07, 2014
At such a time,
There isn't much that anyone can say,
But many thoughts & prayers go out to you
in sympathy today.
He served and died as a true hero and will
never be forgotten.

William will be honored and remembered at our 7th
Annual Run For the Fallen in Tampa - September 2014.

“He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today
that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace
my Brothers, you have not been forgotten. (W. Shakespeare)

“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.” - Thucydides
January 07, 2014
Your Hero and your family
have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Our family is forever grateful
for the service and job
that has been done in order to
keep us safe in our homeland.
May God wrap His loving arms around you all
and hold you close throughout
this very difficult time.

You are all in our thoughts & prayers

PMM of wounded warrior Veteran Adam, USMC
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