I put this on fb today and was encouraged to pass it on to you.
Although my degree was in agricultural economics, the meandering course of life that God puts us on brought me for a brief time working at Johnson Space Center in the astronaut office (CB). My first boss there was an unflown pilot named Willie McCool. His background was in A-6s and he bad been to Pax river. He had all the credentials of a right stuff test pilot/astronaut. However, in personal demeanor, he was like a camp counselor. He actually wore flip-flops and a tie to work once. He got little-kid excited over the work we were doing (redesigning the Space Shuttle Cockpit). He would gladly take me and my cohort Tammy Walters to lunch just because he was a super nice guy.
His attitude on life is reflected in a story he told me once. He had a brief regarding the cockpit redesign that he had to give at HQ in Washington. He was getting his laptop set up in front of all the big wigs and his computer came on the display as he hooked up. What he wasn't ready for is that he had been playing Warcraft or some such thing with his son earlier in the week and that was what he ended up starting his presentation with. Although slightly embarrassed, he was happy to tell this story on himself. That was who he was.
I met some great people and some great astronauts at NASA, but I can say with all honesty, that Willie was one of the best people I worked with and for. He was wrote me a recommendation letter for Army commission and through his invitation, I got to take my dad (a long time space program engineer) to his launch...to a mission that never landed.
RIP Willie McCool (23 September 1961- 1 February 2003) You are missed
Prayers go out to the surviving family and friends may the God of comfort continue to bless you and yours especially after such a tragic loss. Please accept my deepest sympathies. 2 Cor. 1:2,3.
I greatly admire Willie McCool. I aspire to be like him. I am confident that he is in heaven, eternally happy. I hope to meet him after my death.
Hey cousin, I'm sure we are somewhere 2nd or third, but were related back somewhere. I don't know why but That flight more than any other since the first excited me. I love science and before I even knew you would be on that flight i was following the progress of pre-flight.
I was super excited when I found out a McCool was on this flight. Everyday I got all the news I could until one early morning when you were comming home. I cried like you were my brother. I mourned and still mourn your passing.
I know The heavenly father has you patroling some outer rim of some universe where you are flying high and free.
May you rest in peace,love and excitement.
I have never met you, but you gave me something that I lacked all of my life, someone to look up to. For the first time in my life, I have someone to look up to, someone that inspires me, someone that in some ways I'd like to duplicate. Thank you for helping me to turn my life around. Thank you for being my hero.
im so sad that my uncle died in the crash of the space shuttle i still have his face in my mind in my heart
was up diz iz willams niece or lil cuz his my uncle
Willie is sadly missed by all of us at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. His legacy lives on in each and every one of our hearts as we go through our daily activities. God speed to you Willie and "I'll see you in the stars!".
Willie McCool and the rest of the Columbia crew will be my heroes forever. I dream of following in their footsteps, of being an astronaut. They are in a better place now, where hopefully they have a great view of space. May God bless them and their families.
William McCool was a hero,an idol,a father/husband among many many other things. He touches SO many peoples lives by his courage,will power and how he had such a positive outlook on life. Willie McCool, your my hero, my idol...always will be. I pray for your and for your families, god bless you willie and god bless your greiving family. i love you
"Immortality is to first live a life worth remembering."
Dr. Jose Rizal Jr.
LCDR. McCool is more than immortal in our hearts.
GOD bless those who served and sacrificed for this country.
Ulysses, Mandi, and Gabriel Rambayon
Just wanted to send my family's condolences to yours. I am the son of Arthur and Cecilia Rambayon. I was very sad to hear the tragic news, but I know that he died with honor because like myself he was proud to serve this great country.
WILLIAM McCOOL HE IS THE MY FAVORATE HERO AND I WILL MISS HIM SO MUCH. I WILL HAVE A CANDLE TO HIS NAME WILLIAM McCool.
To the Family and Friends of Cmdr. Willie McCool.
May the Lord comfort you and give you peace. From a Scouter, Marine, and father of two boys. Know that Willie left a legacy of love, acheivement, and patriotism that will live on forever.
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 you in the palm of His hand.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
During a time of terror continual threats of war, a space shuttle crew reminds us of people that make
passionate choices for the good of others. People who are outstanding in character and action. The loss of
the space shuttle has reminded me to reflect. Who are my, our heroes? I heard about Willie McCool from his
brother and sister in law. He passionately loved God,his work and family, very few people ever achieve this kind of success. I am so proud of Willie McCool! I did meet Willie's wife Lani. Lani introduced me to Jesus. Like Willie, she has a love for God. In fact she left me a reminder a small button with a caption" Jesus loves me anyhow". This button caused me to reflect on my passions, my relationship with people my personal relationship with
God. My prayer is for the space shuttle families. Father God provide your wisdom, comfort and peace,
surround the space shuttle families with your love. I am confident of Willie McCool's eternal destiny.
HERO! For some reason during this time of terror and continual threats of war we need to be reminded of our passions our heroes.
My prayers are with the families of all the Columbia astronauts. We will dearly miss them. They are in the hands of God now.
I am an old retired Navy Master Chief who served my country on active duty for many, many years. I served four tours in Vietnam and have met a few heros in my day. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Commander McCool, I am willing to bet he was the kind of naval officer I would have followed to hell and back. Commander McCool, you are one of my heros.
My family and I would like to give our deepest sympathy. It is very obvious what a wonderful person,husband and father you have lost. He had a big heart and a beautiful,kind smile. It is to say that his family lost a unique person that this world of ours will be lucky to have many more of. Believe me, William McCool's courage shows not only in his professional life but also in his personal life. He lived his life to the fullest, and cared about what made him happy and alive. To his family, please don't be sad. He is looking down at you right now smiling and saying that he will always love you. One day you will be together again.
From the Patterson family
We here in Georgia will remember William McCool and he will live on forever.
To the family of Lt Comm William McCool,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I have taken my 2 sons outside and they each picked their brighest star and they know that he is up amongest the stars shining brighter than ever. We think of you often and you are in our thoughts and prayers even here in Australia it has touched us deeply. We will always remember these shining stars.
Forever in our hearts
Libby and family
Our prayers and thoughts are with the family of William McCool. We are proud to know that he was doing something for his country. My God keep him in his arms until we all meet again. God Bless You
To the family of Willie McCool.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. We, in San Jose, are still mesmerized by the loss of the Space Shuttle Colombia and her crew. I personally felt sad when Willie's name was mentioned among Colombia's crewmates. We (twin brother Ramon and I) knew Willie back in Dededo Junior High and John F. Kennedy High School. We ran track and were in Jazz and summer bands. He played the trumpet and was a good long distance runner. He was really cool. He rode his bike from Andersen AFB to JFKHS in Tumon. He loved the island and the people there. Ramon and I are so very fortunate to have known Willie. I just recently learned of Willie's achievements and was happy for him for all his accomplishments and making it to NASA's Astronaut Corps. It's sad that all we have of Willie now is in our hearts. May the Good Lord bless and keep you all in his tender care as you try to survive this tragic loss. May Willie's wonderful life be never forgotten, and may the
Good Lord shine His Light on Willie and his family forever.
We are so sorry to hear about the tragic loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia and William McCool. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are friends of Ramon and Ria Rambayon.
God Bless Mr. McCool. Though I never met him I know he was a great person. When I grow up I want to become an astronaut and a pilot, and when I accomplish it, it will in his memory. God Bless his wife, 3 sons and parents. He was a great person because of you and he will be in our memories forever. We will never forget. May he rest in peace and always watch over his family and the world.
"For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities,nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other living thing shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
We are one family, and we are never alone.
May God bless you all and grant you peace.
To the McCool Family,
Although we do not know you personally, we are friends with Ria and Ramon Rambayon of Seattle. Our hearts and prayers are with your family. May the good Lord give you strenght in this trying times. May He lift you up in your sorrow. God bless you!
Manang B-doe, we are very sorry for what happened. You and the family are always in our prayers...be strong and take care of yourself and the kids. Miss ya'all and hope to see you all soon. We love you!
Always, Ramon, Ria, Rumeal and Romnick
My deepest condolences to the family.My prayers are with you.Velta Whitaker
I join the nation in mourning the loss of Commander William McCool. His family has lost a brave loved one. The Navy has lost a good sailor, and the space program a dedicated astronaut. He knew how to "run the good race" in every sense of the phrase. May he now rest in peace.
My sincerest condolences to a fellow sailor's family.
Ed Kippenhan USN-Ret
Our sincere prayers go to the family of Willie McCool. He has touched the lives of people here on Guam in so many ways. We have heard his poem written while he was in high school where he compared Guam to outer space. He died in pursuing his dreams. He was happy and we should be happy for him. He has accomplished what God intended for him to do.
Love and prayers fr Shirley and Robert Olaya of Guam, USA
So much has been said already and I concur with them all.
May God bless the family that Willie left behind. Condolences and love from my family to yours.
Our deepest condolences to your family. Our prayers are with you.
The divine had a purpose for him, and he had achieved that mission. Although his arrival was cut short, the journey has just begun. Many blessings to you and your family
Manang B-doe, there are no words to express our deepest sadness to this tragedy. I hope you find the strength to go on. May God bless us all!!!!!
Our sincerest condolences to the family of Lt. Cmdr. William McCool and to the families of the other Colombia astronauts. We cannot imagine the pain you are enduring, but we ask God to look on you today and everyday, and to help you through each day. Ginen i' familian mame', Si Yu'us binendisi hamyo todos (from our family, God Bless all of you.).
Larry and Carmen Smith and Children
Guam, U.S.A/North Carolina
Our deepest condolences for William McCool and his family. We share in your loss and will remember always. We here at Fort Drum will support Shawn (brother of William)and were touched by the memories he shared with everyone. God bless.
I want to give my deepest sympathy to the McCool family in this time of great loss. he will be deeply missed.Although some of us didn't know him we felt like we did by the way people talked of him.He seemed like a kind, caring person who will be morned by all.May god bless the McCool family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. My God bless your family and give you peace and comfort.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May G-d bless you at this very sad time.
god bless the family in this time of pain
As and avid space exploration fan I just wanted to say how sorry I am of the shuttle dasaster. We have lost seven wonderful people. MY only hope is that the shuttle program continues. I believe thats what both the Chanlenger and Columbia crew's would have wanted.
My condolences to the McCool family. Our prayers are with you.
God bless the family and friends of Mr. McCool.
My condolances to the famly of Wm. McCool.
To you Atilana and family:
I wanted you to know that my family and I are praying for you and your family. Take care and God Bless each and everyone of you.
"Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me. For in Thee my soul takes refuge, and in the shadow of Thy wings I will shelter until these calamities have passed." Psalm 57:1
Please dont lose your faith.
I went to grade school and junior high in Duluth, Minnesota with Willie and knew the moment I saw his picture in the paper it was the same man. I remember him as so kind, so full of pep, and so smart. It was a pleasure knowing him. My deepest sympathies to his family.
Our deepest sympathy goes to your family for your loss. May you have the strength to carry on through the grace of God. You remain close in our thoughts and prayers even as days pass. It is our hope time will help heal, memories will bring healing to you. God Bless.
My sincerest, deepest sympathies to the McCool family. William's with Our Lord Jesus..now & forever! William's contribution to mankind will live on forever & is most appreciated.
Arlene & Edwin DeJesus
Bernice Schrantz & Gizmo
We send our deepest sympathies to your family as you mourn the death of William.
I just got done reading in the Richmond paper how your son and husband and father touched so many kids at the Orrick and Polo schools back in 1998. And how Mr. McCool wasn't for sure if he was going to be picked or not to go.You should feel so much pride in knowing he touched so many young childrens lives and the memories he has left them what a great hero and pioneer. GOD BLESS the family that is left behind.
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF A VERY NICE MAN. HAVING ONLY KNOWN HIM BRIEFLY FROM MY JOB AS A CAR RENTAL AGENT NEAR PAX RIVER HE TOOK THE TIME ONE EVENING AND ANSWER MY QUESTIONS THAT I HAD ABOUT THE ASTRONUT PROGRAM. AND I CAN CALL HIM FRIEND. MY LOVE AND SYMPATHY AGAIN. SHIRLEY
In the brief time that I was fortunate enough to have known you, you were never without a smile. In our Lord's Heaven, we shall meet again.
To the family
May your loved one rest in peace. May your faith in God take away some of your pain by knowing that God only picks the best.
A FELLOW AMERICAN
To the family of William McCool I am so sorry to here about the lose william. I know how you fell. My dad past awawy to. when I was young.
There was hard time. I still miss him but he will alway be in are heart.God bless you. May god be with you.
My sincerest sympathy. Remember, they died chasing a dream.
Way Up High!
They flew in the sky
Like birds way up high
They went into space
But we'll never again see their face
We remember them so
And will always know
That they are heros to be remembered
My deepest condolences to all the family
My thougths and prayers are with you and your family at this time. William is a hero and an inspiration to me! God Bless.
The scouts and leaders of Troop 9 Glen Avon Church wish to express their sincere sorrow in the loss of one of their former scouts.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
God be with you and you family.
My prayers are with your family. He is a hero in my eyes and that I'm proud of him serving our country.
God will not put more on you than you can handle.. Look to the hills for which cometh your strenght!!!
God Loves you and is with you..
God has taken you to be with Him. May your family take comfort in knowing that you are still up there with HIM.
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. I AM ON THE SEARCH CREW LIST. I HOPE THAT WE CAN HELP BRING PEACE TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!
Thank you for making the greatest sacrifice of all.
"when you saw only one set of footprints, that is when I carried you." May God carry you through this difficult time. My prayers are with you.
I PRAY THAT SOON YOUR TEARS WILL CEASE, YOUR SPIRITS WILL FIND PEACE, AND YOUR HEARTS WILL MEND FROM YOUR TRAGIC LOSS. WILLIAM'S LIFE IS ONE TO BE PROUD OF AND HIS BEING HERE HAS MADE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR WORLD.
You and the rest of the crew will not be forgotten. Heroes and courageous men and women have a special place awaiting them in paradise. Peace and may God bless you!
THANK YOU RICK FOR GIVING YOUR LIFE TO HELP ALL OF US AND FUTURE GENERATION'S. YOU CAN ALWAYS DEPEND ON A WEST TEXAS MAN TO TRY AND MAKE THE WOLRD A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
May his love of life be the light that illuminates your lives.
Your taste for the stars will finally be satisfied. Fly on.
William McCool's Family
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. May God Bless you all.
To the wife and sons of Commander McCool:
Thank you for your husband and father's service and dedication to space exploration. May his supreme sacrifice help advance the technology required to ensure other space explorers continue to soar above the stars. Our deepest sympathy for your personal loss.
May God bless and take care of each brave member who so unselfishly put their lives on the line for the sake of improving our world, which we so desperately need.
Your courage is a wonderful example for us all. Bless you.
May God bless the family and friends of such an amazing individual. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I may have never met William McCool, but he seems to have been a good and happy man in charge of his destiny, and someone who is a hero, and will never be forgotten. God Bless
May God give this family peace. My heart, love and prayers go out to you. Just please know that William is still alive within the hearts of us all. He is walking hand and hand with Jesus, in the Heavens. He is happy and feels no sadness. He will never be forgotten. He is a Hero. I am so sorry for your loss and hurt. You will be reunited with him one glorious day. May God be with you.
Our love and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless You!!
MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
Today I read a news story in the Daily Southtown about Mr. McCool's 1998 visit to a local school. What a beautiful tribute to a man who took the time to visit two schools, spend time with the students and speak of his love for his wife and children.
My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. McCool and her family. May God give you comfort and peace. Your husband was a brave pioneer and for this, we thank you for sharing him with our country.
Dear William McCool,
Our prayers are with your family & friends. You must have been such a great man - courageous, loving & ambitious.
Before the launch you looked like the happiest man on earth. I thought how proud your children & family must be. Being an astronaut is every boy's dream...you have accomplished so much and you're an inspiration to so many. That's why you will never be forgotten. And while we don't fully understand why God called on one of his favorite son's too early, we find comfort in knowing your spirit will remain with all of us always...Love, The June Family
Thank you for living your dreams and giving our children reason to dream. Rest in peace and may your family and friends feel comforted knowing that you soar among the precious stars.
My heart goes out to the family and friends of this remarkable man. Family and friends of Mr McCool, now is the time to stand still and know that GOD is GOD and he is a healer and a comforter. I pray in the Name of Jesus that he will release a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit in your lives so that this tradegy will be your testimony.
Sorry about your loss, may god be with you. You are a hero. Mccool got to do his dream and that is something to be proud of
God has taken him home now lest we not forget William his heroism and his legacy will forever ring in our hearts God bless those he left behind
My family will keep you in our prayers. He will not be forgotten.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
"The Lord is with me; He is my helper", Ps. 118:7a
Today I pray that He is your source and that your family will feel His presence during this time of grief. His peace we pray for you.
David, Deb, Adam, Andrea, Shannon and Sarah will remember and pray for you.
God Bless you and yours!
May God watch over those William left behind. Take comfort that he now dwells with our Lord.
We all felt an emptyness when the shuttle did not appear for landing, but not the devastating loss that you all felt. He was a wonderful man to explore as he did and now he is in heaven in peace, looking down on you all. From my husband and I God Bless. He will not be forgotten.
My condolences go out to the McCool family.you are in my thoughts and prayers
HOW ARE YaLL(family) DOING? I JUST WANNA SAY MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND JUST KNOW THAT GOD HAS YOUR CHILD AS HE IS MAKING HIM AN ANGEL TO LOOK AFTER YOUR FAMILY.....MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds,--and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless falls of air...
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, nor eer eagle flew--
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high, untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless you.
Prayers are with your family and God send them peace. The streets of heaven are a little brighter because of you and the six other astronauts.
I'm only 13 years old.I might not understand this much. Your thoughts and prayers are with me as well as others.I had a real good friend die on Dec.5 2002.It will be hard to get over but we can do it.At first,i didn't know why my mom and dad was crying for.Then my dad told me those people aren't coming home to there parents.But they are in good hands with God. i am praying for ever astronaunt. God is with you.Feb. 1 2003 a tradgy witch we will remeber in our hearts.
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO MANKIND AND YOUR HEROISM, WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
REST IN PEACE.
"WILLIAM MCCOOL WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN"
You were a true hero and will be deeply missed. Thankyou for your bravery and hard work. My thoughts are with your family.
Gone but not forgotten. Rest in Peace.
TO THE WILLIAM McCOOL FAMILY:
May you all find comfort in the fact that he was doing what he loved. You seem to be a strong and loving family. Trust in the Lord and he will get you all through this. You are in my prayers. God Bless.
I am so deeply sorry for your loss and I offer you my heartfelt sympathy. May the Lord send special angels to comfort you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Our condolences to the McCool family - William will forever be with the stars now!
The Carey Family
Msay God hold you in the palm of his hand.
May you find comfort from Jesus' words at
"Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out".
How happy we will be when these words are fulfilled and we are reunited with our lost loved ones.
My thoughts are with you.
FEBRUARY 3, 2003
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO MANKIND AND YOUR HEROISM WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED.
REST IN PEACE.
"WILLIAM MCCOOL WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN"
My Science class is currently participating in an experiment for NASA. The students feel a very closeness to the astronauts and space program. It has touched their lives forever in so many ways. May God Bless all of the families.
Mrs. Stone's Science Class
Panama Elementary, Panama, OK
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We took a special interest in Willie's flight as I am from Anacortes, WA ~ Where he lived while stationed at Whidbey. May God bless each of you during this time of sadness.
Just let God take ever thing. And let him be your ever thing. From the Logan family you are in ours prayer
May a multitue of guardian angels hover over your family during these trying days ahead.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COURAGE. MAY GOD BLESS YOU & YOUR LOVE ONES.
May god bless this family and give them the strength to pull through such a tragedy. And let them know they will never walk alone. Keep your heads high because you know William passed on by doing what he loved to do best.
My condolences to the McCool Family. God called his child home.
You are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
May God bring you peace and comfort. What a brave and courageous
person he was. We appreciate what he did for America.
Though we have never met, my heart is filled with sadness. My thoughts are with you in this time of loss....my heart and prayers go out to your family and loved ones.
May the Lord be with you during your time of sorrow and grief. Remember the good times shared and rejoice knowing you will be united once again.
God Speed. You were a true hero for others to follow. The space program will miss you but you set the example for others to follow.
Rest in Peace.
My smypathy to the family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
You soared through the skies to the heavens above. G-d held your hand as he led to see the wonders of the world. G-d decided to take you from the earth and you became Part of the Heaven. When I look into the stars at night, I know that because of you and the sacrafice you gave to further our future lives in space. You are a Hero.
May G-d bless your family in their time of sorrow, May they find Peace when the look into the stars, and know that you are beside G-d looking over them.
Godspeed to your family and those whom worked with you at NASA, my they continue through life not looking at the Tragedy of what happen of the end of your life, but the beauty in which you lived your life.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I had the honor of working with Willie at Paxriver in the 90's. What an outstanding and brilliant pilot he was. This is such a great loss to our country. But an even greater loss to his family and friends. My deepest sympathy to you all.
May you rest in peace, William. I'll pray for you and your family.
I'm so saddened about what happened.Even though you're no longer physically with us,your legacy will live forever in our hearts.You are a hero,and you will not be forgotten.God bless you,and your family.May they be comforted by you and the Lord from Heaven above in this time of sorrow and pain.Much Love.
With Deepest Sympathy. May God Bless!
May God bless you and your family in your time of sorrow.
At this time, there are really no words that can express the deep sorrow we feel for your loss. Please accept our sincere sympathy. As time goes by, may you remember the good times and this day of tragedy and sorrow will become a dim memory. Our best to all of Bill's family and friends.
To the Family of William McCool,
I want to say my heart and prayer goes out to you. I understand what it is like to lose someone in such a tragic way. I lost my sister, Lillian Caceres, on 9/11 and so I can truly say I understand what you are feeling inside. The one thing that got me through this was my faith in God and the prayers of friends and family and strangers. So I want you to know that I will be praying that God will help you through this time of sorrow.
Time does heal, but in your heart you never forget and you never stop loving them.
God bless you and keep the faith.
My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of a great hero.
We are thankful to have such a brave angel watching over us. God Bless.
My condolences go out to William McCools family. He gave his life to further science and it was an accomplished life. I was drawn to his photograph with the rest of the astronauts. All looked excited and motivated. Mr. William McCool looked more like 22 than 42; his eyes at once showed his focus and the excitement that lay ahead.
I feel like I've lost a great friend and the country has lost one tremendous role model.
To all who knew and loved you, may God give you strength.
May god bless you and kepp you safe
My thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow.
What an inspiration he was to us all. This is a tragic loss and we are very saddened by it. Our prayers are with you. May you find comfort and peace.
My heart and prayers go out to the family of William McCool. He is an inspiration to men, for being a role model for boys and men. May you find comfort and strength in the days to come!
Shalom and Love,
God bless you. I love you
There are no words to express our deepest sorrow for your loss. The country has been fortunate to have had such brilliant, humble people willingly go above & beyond their duty to make the world a better place for all.
We wish you peace as have many wished our family for the loss of our beloved on 9-11-01.
Our thoughts & prayers with you & all the NASA families.
Madeleine, Jolaine & Kaylene Zuccala
You will be in my thoughts and prayers as will your family and friends. You will always be a hero to us all.
May you know the entire nation shares in your grief in the loss of your loved one.
HEAVEN PICKED WONDERFUL,BRAVE ANGEL.
MAY YOU FIND COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT YOUR LOVED ONE WAS DOING SOMETHING HE WANTED TO DO. HE MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD AND FOR THAT OUR COUNTRY WILL BE FOREVER GREATFUL. "GOD BLESS AMERICA" AND HIS AND "OUR NEW HERO".
Our hearts and prayers are with you...
Rest in Peace
You will never be forgotten
I was very upset when I learned what had happened I would like to send my condolenses to the family and may god bless them
You will not be forgotten as your star shines forever. Blessings to your family.
There is no greater hero than one who gives his life to better his world.
Shine bright, Willie, in the sky of the world that so desperately needs their hero to guard the dreams of generations to follow.
From my family and all of us @ IBEW Local 606... Our prayers are with you, and your family.
To the family, thank you for giving your loved one to be a blessing to so many people. May God bless you always.
Our prayers are with you. Have comfort in knowing that God is with you on this tragic day and everyday.
I am so sorry to hear of this tragedy. May your loved ones find comfort and peace in God.
Your bravery and sacrifice will be remembered hundreds of years in the future.
My heart goes out to all those who put forth their lives in the name of science. The streets of heaven are crowded with angels tonight and the memory of those who have fallen will remain as long as there are stars in the heavens to gaze upon.
deeply saddened by the loss of the whole crew
My sympathy and prayers go out to the family and friends of this brave shuttle pilot.
Sincere and deep sympathy in this great tragedy.
Your service to these United States, as well as your contributions to the peoples of the entire world, shall not be forgotten. May you be with God, and may God bless your Family.
God Bless you, you and your family are in my family's thoughts and prayers
May his spirit always flow with comfort
God Bless You and your family during this great time of mourning. My husband's and my thoughts and prayers are with you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with the tragic loss of William and the crew of space shuttle Colombia.
God Bless you and your family, are in my family's thoughts
A great lose to America and the whole world. Our thoughts are with you.
May God bless the families and our nation. What a terrible tragedy.
God Bless your family, our prayers are with you.
TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS,
I'M SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOST MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.
God Bless. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND THE FAMILY.