I really Miss those days where we would wait for out school
Bus at the university station.
Jerry E. Bazile
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
To the family and friends of Pfc. Sergio S. Abad:
It has truly been my honor to sign Sergio's guest book these past few years. Unfortunately, due to complications from my Multiple Sclerosis, this may be the last message I'm able to write. Please forgive me and know that Sergio will always be remembered in my home.
With love and respect ~ Peggy
Miss you a lot! We always talk at the university station, about life and what who we would become. I'll never forget you.
July 13, 2012
To the family and friends of Pfc. Sergio S. Abad:
Always remembering Sergio. "Some gave all."
With our deepest condolences.
John 11: 1-44
My Baby Boy...
It's been 4 years today...and yet...not a second of each and every day goes by that you are not in my thoughts!! They say time heals all wounds...not the gaping hole left by the loss of a child...the loss of you.
You were our missing piece...you made our family complete...and when you left...when you were taken from us...we have been out of sync every since...we miss you so much words simply cannot express our loss.
The piece of my heart you took with you was so significant that my heart still does not beat right.
I still see you and hear you everyday
in my heart.
I miss you so much My Baby Boy...
Love you Forever...
The Jonathon, Kristofer and I miss you Serg.
I have been thinking about you a lot lately , I know you're in a better place but I can't help but continue to think that somehow you should be here, that it all never happened, that you haven't been gone for all these years that this has all been a very long episode of candid camera and somewhere down the road someone will pull a curtain and there you'll be laughing , thinking you got us good. I know this isn't true , I know that in an earthly way we have lost you. Know that you are loved and in no way forgotten, you walk every footstep in my heart and those moments where my steps and my heart simultaneously skip a beat I know you were there, to keep me going. Love you
Still not forgotten. "For those who suffer still will be blessed (3 Peter 1). Thinking of this soldier and his family. Take Care.
just watched the outpost restrepo documentary on national geographic and realized they were talking about the incident that involved abads company. i still think Of him quite a bit. kid had some sick karate moves.... nothing but love sergio.
Dear Abad Family,
Thank you for your sacrifice for American Freedoms. I pray Gods comfort for each of you. God Bless America!
To the family of PFC. Sergio S. Abad please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. I am sure it must seem like yesterday when you lost this wonderful young man. My prayers are with you.
To the family and friends of Pfc. Sergio S. Abad:
Please accept my remembrance of Sergio on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Thinking of you today - as I do everyday. People think that I am crazy when I do as I start to laugh now and not cry as much. I start to remember what joy you brought to our lives - how funny you were - how you could make us laugh - the gentleman you were - the kind heart... You are so missed Sergio - Your in my heart forever -
Shirley villines Toombs So very sorry you will always be in my prayers
although i never had a chance to actually serve next to abad,me and abad were in the same platoon during basic. words cannot express how big of a heart this man had. I just found out myself and i cannot begin to express how deeply saddened i am. abad was a great inspiration for all of us during basic. he never wore a frown and was one of the most motivated soldiers i have met. it's hard to believe he is gone from this world bit i know he is up there smiling down on us everyday. rip sergio. you will truly be missed by all.
the next anniversary is creeping closer and closer and i cant help but feel like not only did you miss out on the rest of your life but everyone else is missing out on you... i know your above watching us watching your daughter grow and im sure your proud but somehow i still miss you and its hard to swallow that your not coming back
Thank you fro your sevice. With great love and respect to your family.
Missing and remembering you always.
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
I miss you and I wish you were here. I am so sorry
I am so sorry for your loss.PFC.SREGIO S.ABAD will be remembered, MEMORIAL DAY and every day. GOD BLESS
MY HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF PFC SERGIO S. ABAD. MAY YOU CONTINUE TO RIP PFC ABAD......YOUR IN HEAVEN WITH MY OWN SON....PFC GIFFORD E. HURT 10/10/90-1/20/10. YOU WIL FOREVER BE BROTHERS IN ARMS & REMEMBERED ALWAYS.......
Your legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew you and shared in your struggle to protect our country and the ultimate sacrifice you gave so that we can be grateful for what we have. Your family, friends, loved ones and fellow soldiers will stay in my thoughts and prayers.
A Proud Military Mom.
I miss and have been thinking a lot about you
I did not know Sergio, however I have seen some home movies of him and his awesome presence in them touched me very deeply, and because of those movies, I feel like I DID know him and a very special place in my heart is reserved for him. RIP Segio Abad. The world is a sadder place without you.
Condolences to the family, may the peace of God be with you.
Your legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew you and shared in your struggle to protect our country and the ultimate sacrifice you gave so that we can be grateful for what we have. Your family, friends, loved ones and fellow soldiers will stay in my thoughts and prayers.
A Proud Military Mom.
Yesterday was a sad day, but a happy one as well. It was a stream of mixed emotions. I know you know how much you are missed by all the loved ones you left behind. Every time I started feeling blue, all I had to do was look at the picture of you in your uniform, and you brought a smile to my face. Even while you're not here physically, you're always shining down on us and bringing warmth into our hearts. Thank You Always for that and so much more.
How could we not feel compelled to pay respects to men of valor like your son who has fought for the same values we share although living half a world away.
To the family and friends of Pfc. Sergio S. Abad:
Remembering Sergio on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
I miss you...My Baby Boy!!!
What is there to say, two years. Words will never describe the ache I feel over you being gone. Every second of every day you are in my thoughts. The hole you've left in my heart, when you took the piece that belongs to you, will never heal.
I cried yesterday morning, not over the fact that today was coming, but over the fact that the last time I was truly happy, truly content and truly blessed was Saturday, July 12th, 2008. I was so excited you were coming home the next day. It was the weirdest thing...there was just this stupid sad song and that set me off, then the next song that came on...I knew...you had something to do with it...it was like you were telling me to suck it up and stop crying!!
I know, people say your loss made you an American Hero, thing is...you were ALWAYS MY HERO...that angry scrawny kid, to have over come so much in your life and still be so concerned with making people laugh, helping people, being the greatest son a mother could ask for...I have always been and will always be so incredibly PROUD of you...and am so honored and blessed you chose me to be your Momma. Thank you for being in my life, even if just for a short time.
Always know, Momma loves you EVERYDAY...I miss you so much "MY BABY BOY"
Forever your MOMMA
It's been two years today since you left this cruel world. Thank you Sergio for fighting for me and my family. Your acts of bravery were not in vein. You left too soon from this earth, but I know you're in a much better place watching over the other men and women who continue to fight this war.
Thank you for your unselfish acts of bravery. R.I.P. Brave Soldier!!!
Love you forever,
A true American hero.God bless Sergio and his family
I have just read Sebastian Junger's 'War' and read of Sergio in Afghanistan. What a deeply moving account of his time there - I was greatly saddened by his death. A brave young man, taken far far too soon - My love from New Zealand, to his family - Bruce
WOW! I can't believe that's it's been almost two years since you been gone....I think about you all the time and wonder about all the what if's...but I thank God for have giving me such a brave, smart, and courageous nephew! Thank you for giving your life to what you believed in, for our country. You passed away on my birthday, and now I celebrate your life on that day as well, even though it will never be the same. I just wish God would've given us more time with you, but I know that one day we will meet in heaven. Say hello to your grandpa for me, I know you 2 are up there shining down on us and being silly...May you rest in peace bud...Your Tia....
Abad Family.... I am very proud to wear a war memorial bracelet with Sergio's name on it. I never met him, but I know I can feel his strength with me. I just wanted you to know that he is not forgotten and I treasure the honer of remembering his service and sacrifice every day.
hey Serg. so i was thinking about you today. im pretty sure you're up there causing some trouble but making everyone laugh. I know your watching over us and for that i wanna thank you, along with everything you have ever done... i miss you
My condolonces to the family. Our family will keep you in our prayers. Although I never met Sergio, I'm forever thankful for his sacrifice. My children are safer because of him and the countless brothers and sisters that through time have answered the call of duty.
I pray your hearts are constantly filled with the warmth of his memory and not with the sorrow of his absence.
To My Baby Boy...
I know...today is Veterans Day, a day, where citizens of these United States, give special notice and thanks to every soldiers who has provided us with the freedom so many take for granted. As in the past 16 months...there is not a day that goes by...not a minute...that you are not in my thoughts. To simply say "thank you" for your courageous and brave contribution to our freedom...it seems to little. Know that since you've been gone, my heart has not beat the same...you took so much of it with you...YOUR piece of my heart...the part that belonged to you. I miss you so very much...there are no words that can express the depth of my sorrow.
I love you, "My Baby Boy"
You are truley missed. On this Veterans Day, I would like to thank you and the other soldiers who made the choice to serve your country for our freedom. You fought unselfishly on July 13, 2008. Your heroic deeds will forever remain in my heart. This country has lost a great soldier. You are forever "My American Hero."
A sacrifice so great. PFC Sergio paid with his life. There are no words to describe the pain you must feel. But take comfort in the words found at Eccl 9:5.
retired us army dav ed hinojosa never met ya kid i feel your families pain, my cousins kid , nephew johnny perales,kia ied, casualty feb 2006,iraq medica sgt perales 4 inf ft hood texas 25 from premont texas , thank nyour family for your service i,m acombat vet of the vietnam war
My prayers and thoughts are always on sergio I never met him but he was a true solider God bless America AND ALL OF OUR SOLIDERS.
I just found out about Sergio. It is a very, very sad day for me and my son, Jonathon. Sergio stayed with our family for a short time. He brought many smiles and lots of laughter. I cared for Sergio like one of my own. .
Sergio, you will be sorely missed but always Loved. Jonathon is going to get a tattoo memorializing you.
I love you and miss you,
Vickie Astorga and Jonathon and Kris
To the family of Pfc. Sergio S. Abad:
Sergio 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"
this is my first time coming accross this site.. i will share with all i know.... i am in tears reading coments about this young man.. my sincere condolences... a life lost too soon :(
Hey Sergio this is POP. It has been over a year since the Lord called you home, I know that this was painful for me. But the Lord knew what was best for you. I am sometimes happy and at other times I am a little sad. When I start to feel a little sad I think about the fun times that we shared.It is never easy on the people that are left behind, The only thing that they have is the great memories of you.I know that you are still doing your crazy antic with the GOOD Lord. I know that he is always smiling at you.The Good Lord was kind to us and I thank him every day for allowing you to come into mylife. I am a better person because of you. I am kinder and more thoughful because of you.I have been blessed beyond my years. I know that I cannot bring you back but I can live my life a little bit better out of respect to you.
Sergio thanks for all of the great stories and the fun of watching you grow up to be a fantastic young man.
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART
A true hero
"lest we forget"
Are prayers are with the Family at this very sad time.God promise that he will wipe out every tear from our eyes,and death will be no more,neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.The former things have passed away.
Tis a year since you left us. The pain, as you know, hasn't. I can't express how I feel in any words, song, or even a sonnet. The thought of you still brings tears to my eyes, as if I had only found out yesterday. I made a memorial to you today, don't know how well you think it came out; but I still think you deserve more. No amount of praying, missing, or even crying will bring you back my brother. Please allow me to believe that you're happy, and that I really am doing everything I can for even my children know who you are, and love you. For that, I am grateful. I love you man. I miss you. Just wanted to say that I wish you were here.
Not a damnn chance to be forgotten.
Can't wait to see ya,
I had the woderful honor of going to the same school as Sergio Abad. I will miss my friend deeply and know that he is in heaven with the other angels.
In my memory forever
Dear Sergio, I know you are in heaven and I thank GOd that I had the privilege of being in your life. Thank you for giving all! You will never be forgotten!
Thank you PFC. SERGIO S. ABAD, today is memorial day and you gave ALL! Dragonfly Hugs!
Sorry to here about your loss. My Heart goes out to the family and friends.
I was PFC ABAD`s Senior Drill Sergeant.
SFC Jackson 2/19 IN
Dear Lori, I have been trying to get in contact with you. I am Debora Yashinski and I am the 173d Airborne Brigade Assn Gold Star Chairperson. You can find my info at www.skysoldier.org Go to "officers" My love to you and the family Mommaski
My brother-in-law, Sgt. Israel Garcia, was killed on July 13, 2008 with Sergio Abad. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Thank you Tia Sol for signing Israel's guestbook..
Rest in peace, Sergio Abad
Gone but never forgotten
God Bless your new baby daughter, amen!
Hey My Baby Boy...
Well...Momma and Dad did everything we could make sure the “Love Of Your Life”, Mita, had a safe and happy as possible pregnancy and to bring your "baby girl" into the world. And on Monday, December 22nd, 2008...at 5:12 pm...LORI-LAI ABAD, YOUR beautiful baby girl...our beautiful angel of a granddaughter entered the world...at 7 lbs, 2 ozs and a lengthy 20 1/2 inches long!! Our world and the cloud above us over your loss has some how been lifted…even if just a little. Always know “My Baby Boy” that we will shower her with love, guide her and protect her here on earth…as I know you will be doing from above. She will grow to know and love her father, honor your memory…she will always know…and she will never forget how much you loved her and how much you loved her mother. I love you My Baby Boy and miss you everyday…Your Momma and Dad
Thank you! Thank you for giving ALL! God Bless you!
SERGIO THANK YOU FOR ALL THOSE MEMORIES AFTER SCHOOL AND ALL THOSE GREAT DANCE MOVES. YOU WERE THE ONE WHO WOULD PUT A SMILE ON MY FACE EVERYTIME YOU SAW ME STRESSED OUT DURING ALL THOSE ROTC ACTIVITIES. YOU WERE ALSO ONE OF THE FEW GENTELMAN WHO WOULD OPEN THE DOOR FOR ME AND WOULD GIVE ME A HUG JUST BECAUSE. I WILL ALWAYS KEEP YOU IN MY HEART. AND I PROMISE TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR BABY GIRL IN EACH AND EVERY WAY. I MISS YOU.
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Dear Brave Pfc. Sergio S. Abad,
To man an outpost as you did away from support and so close to the enemy, shows courage few of us possess. Please take heart in knowing that there are many of us who recognize your sacrafice for the selfless act that it was. We are saddened by your loss and we as a nation are so much less as a people without you with us. But your spirit lives on in your adoring friends, family and fellow citizens. Please look down on us kindly. Soon you will be reunited with your loved ones who keep your memory alive. Sleep well soldier for you have earned your rest. God holds you close to His heart.
Rest in Peace Sergio. You always gave 100 percent at work in the Blacksheep Mortar Platoon. You did your job well and always pushed yourself to improve on a daily basis. You will never be forgotten Skysoldier!
To your family, our Platooon offers their condolences and well wishes. If there is anything that I can help you with, dont hesitate to contact me.
Thanks for the sinatra lesson in transit on leave.
Sergio, you will forever live in our hearts! You were a great great person, and a happy one too. When I think of you, I see you smiling, telling jokes, and laughing at all times. You were a great friend to everyone who knew you. I am sure you are a great dad as well, because I know that from heaven you are watching over your little girl. Love,
Wow where to Start.. well segio got me out a lot of head aches...lol.. he always knew how to cheer up people when they needed it.... i miss you serigo!!!
I need to tell my heart to be still, though there are no answers to satisfy me-- none-- with regards to Sergio's untimely passing.
Serg was a huge chunk of heart that the world needs more deposits of. His memory appears intermittently, like when you drive by flashes of light peeking from a canopy of trees, circa dusk. It's the alternation between the thin shadows and soft focus luminescence that remind me of him the most. The pretty glow that grazes my face reminds me of his aura.
I think we once did talk about the colours of our auras, cause that's the kind of cat Serg was with me. That's the transparency and the world he shared with me. I'm sure many will not be surprised to know that he and I connected this way, cause he reeked of sincerity and was down for direct connecting with others.
I'm so mad I won't run into you by chance at a supermarket chat like the last couple of years had never transpired.
....... Still at a loss for words on what to say.... Thank you for all you gave, You will always be on my mind... Please keep an eye out for Milton and CSM
BUMBLEBAYTUNA! (don't know if i spelled it right, but you know what i mean)
All the memories, the laughs, and the fights will stay with me always...
Your our Hero.
Wow, Its like one day it was freshman year and the next your gone. I remember the first day we met. My freshmen year talking like there was no tomorrow and all of a sudden you decided to just shut me up and crack my neck. You scared the daylights out of me! However, you were my friend. You took care of us girls in ROTC like there was no tomorrow. I can never forget everything you have done for not only me but for everyone else.
Your one true survivor with everything you had gone thru. You always told me to never quit. No matter what it was in. You have pushed me more than anyone ever could. My mother was devistated when she heard the news. She's not doing well. My brother was too little to remember but he's now in ROTC in south miami and sees your picture everyday. He tells me everyone passes by it and kisses it. He tells me he wants to "be just like sergio, kristy. I want to just as strong." Man I wish I could have seen you one last time. I will never forget our last encounter. It was when I decided to leave and go elsewhere, where i can start over. I had just gotten promoted to SGT First class. You looked at me and you said "dont quit. Let them know just how strong you are. I love you and ill miss you." And i did.
I love you lots and I give my condolenses to mita, and the pitts family.
Love you always.
sergio i love you man...
we had some great times together and i wish we could have had more.
It deeply saddens me to think for a minute that your no longer with us. I want you to know that we are all touched by you. You were a man of many words and actions. I remember how you would love to come to jrotc and talk about martial arts etc, I knew how much you loved that. It was a passion. Words cannot express how I felt when I found out about your death. I never knew that a man like you would ever be called "home" so early in life. You served your country with pride and you did it well. Pleaselook down on us and give us your blessing and watch over us. I know that your up there somewhere, smiling down at your precious daughter and fiancée. Don't leave her, always be there for her and watch over her, she will need you for support serg. We miss you dearly and you will always be in our hearts. Remember what you died for, because we all do. For us. Our saftey. And our freedom, may you rest in peace and watch over me. We love & miss you sergio abad.
You will never be forgotten, soldier, friend, father to be and husband. We love you!!!! :'-(
To Sergio Abad's precious little angel.
This letter is about a dad. A father who wanted to see the first time you cried, first step you took, the first time you said daddy. A man who wanted more than anything in this world to be there for you and your mother. You should know that he's there in soul and spirit, and watching over you and mommy. Making sure that you have all the love in the universe. For he's a great dad, a loving husband, a good man.
A friend to everyone, a funny and happy soul. The best you can ask for. Memories are forever, treasure and keep them close to your heart.
It was great knowing you. For the time that we spent in high school you became a really close friend. You were the one of the few guys that could put a smile on a persons face. You were a good friend but an even better person. Anything that you could do for someone you did. The world lost a great friend, son, father, husband, and to some friends a brother. But we have now gained a guardian angel. You always looked out for your buddies while you were down here and we know that will not stop. We love you man and you will be missed. Soon we will all meet again.
I meet sergio in science class at South Miami Senior.
I remember Sergio always being in school it was as if he lived there before and after-school since he was so involved in extra-curricular stuff and hanging out with my friend Katie and other JROtc kids, he was friendly with everyone. I only re-call good things about him. He would be your friend at the drop of a hat, but he was quick to defend himself too. he was honest and a loyal friend. I remember he stood up for me when someone was making comments about me being gay.
Overall, he was an awesome person and he was very passionate about his interests.
Like dancing and exercising, I wish he were still around. He gave me some really good tips on exercising. These memories bring me smiles and sadness. He was an awesome person.
A great friend whom i had the pleasure of knowing and having great laughs with. Your going to be missed greatly. You and I had some good times in the salsa club joking around and you always teaching me new stuff.. Your one hell of a guy. I just wish now that u look over us and protect us from everything. You left behind a legacy may God be with you and this isnt goodbye, ima see you heaven to have a couple more laughs and dance a little salsa. Miss you kid God bless you and your family. Always your friend and you're gonna be missed
With much Love,
Bryan B. Martinez
Sergio, Mita, and their baby girl...
It is still so surreal losing you Sergio, and not a day goes by that I don't think of you! I can't help but remember one of the last times that we went out and had a GREAT time, it was at Apples nightclub. When I saw you I literally jumped on you, and trust me I never hug people like that, but man was it amazing to see you. Then seeing you with Mita was just as amazing. Two people that I love very much coming together, it was picture perfect! Then come July I get a phone call from Parraman. The next words that came out of his mouth were horrific. I thought it was a joke, a sick joke, but a joke nonetheless. How could this have happened? Then I tell Adam and he turns to me and holds me while I am crying and he says, "that day at Apples, Sergio took me aside and told me how great you are, and that if I ever hurt you I am in trouble!" I believe it. You were like a big brother who I had many ups and downs with but I would not have changed it for the world. Now I am convinced that Adam is in trouble for real if he hurts me because I am certain you will haunt him forever, plus Mita won't let it slide which is one of the reasons you chose her for your partner in life and crime (those are of course not his intentions lol). I guess all in all I just want to say that I love you, and miss you more than anyone could imagine. By the way, my mom was just as hurt, she misses you so much, we all do. You are one of the most unique and amazing people I have ever met and it is so sad and unjust that your little girl won't meet the great person that you are! But she will hear many stories over and over again, and she will be taken care of, no doubt! I love you Sergio, Mita, and baby girl!!! Missing you like crazy!
I will always remember when we were in J.R.O.T.C in the Raider Team you were always happy and making people laugh, but when it came down to competition you were one of our best. You were one of a kind! I will never forget you.
Lorelai when you read this. Please know that your father was a good man, served in the military for all of us to have freedom and that's something we all have to thank him for. Please know that your Daddy will always be there next to you, protecting you and holding your hand through all the hard times. GOD bless you sweety.
People often remark that I'm pretty lucky. Luck is only important in so far as getting the chance to sell yourself at the right moment. I was lucky enough to have a friend that was there for me every step of the way...no matter what we went through Abad was there by my side not only as a friend but as a companion...I will miss him every living day....
For Lorelai, who I'm sure will be reading this someday:
I met your father not too far from graduation in high school. Better late than never, indeed. I'm glad I had the chance to meet such a vibrant and truly strong individual. When I say truly strong, I mean strong in ways that most are not when faced with adverisity.And as the proverb goes, "The flower that blooms in adversity, is the most beautiful of all." He had a way of always coming off as a care-free and happy individual because the fact of the matter is that no matter what life threw at him, he made the best of every situation...and had an uncanning ability to make light of it all. On that note, I must tell you that your father was quite light on the feet too. You are going to read from most people's entries in this book that he was a great soldier, which he was; a great son, which he was; a great friend, which he certainly was too...but I want to tell you what I knew him best as...I knew him best as a great dancer. Your father could dance salsa like no other man I've met. In fact, that's how I met him. I had the pleasure of performing with him once, and I'm glad I did because, in the process, I not only learned a lot from him and improved my own dance technique...but by default, I also made one last great and unforgettable friend before leaving South Miami Sr. High. My parents actually got to meet him, as well, during our rehearsals, and like everyone else, they instantly loved the person he was too. I just want you know that Sergio was a force to be reckoned with, which will always be with you even as he's watching you grow from heaven. Your daddy loves you, sweety, and you may not be able to see that love...but if you let yourself, you can feel it...and that, my dear, is what love is all about. He was a hero and now he is your guardian angel.
Sergio, R.I.P. old friend...
Sergio...man one day goes by and you blink man...you blink and someone close to you is gone. Bro you showed me that dedication to what you believed in was real and I will always respect you for that. You never showed fear, you always lead everyone by example. You were a friend everyone should of had. Crazy and wild but that was just you.But for me, I couldn't not believe my ears when I heard what happened, the immortal Sergio down.It seemed unreal. You will always be in our hearts. The hearts of everyone will remember you and who you were to them. You a unique and great person, and I will miss you. God bless, and watch over us. Hoorrraaahhhh!!!!
SERG mann!!! tu me sigues jodiendo por lo que veo! know that we all are missing you and thinking about you daily. you have been one hell of a dude. you died for your country and also you died to make sure we all sleep safe at night. keep watching over us and make sure your right there next to your wife while she brings that beautiful baby into this world. sigue jodiendo y tira tremenda pachanga pa todo! we love you homie!
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.
There is so much I could say to you. I know you most likely already know everything I have to say, however, I feel the best way to get this out would be for me to express myself the way I know how; through writing. I will always remember when we first met in the halls of South Miami; you had a sorcerer Mickey hat on. That was the main thing you and I had in common; our love of Disney. Although you are no longer physically here with our family, I know you are looking down on me from time to time to make sure I keep my butt in line. I will always love you and remember you for what you always have been to me, my friend, my other half, my brother, a soldier, and above all, one of the best damn human beings I have ever had the privelage of knowing. We grew together emotionally, always supporting eachother, and aided one another in finding ourselves. For that, I am so grateful. I love you forever, brother of mine. My Mickey.
Man does not build the most precious thing in this world. The life of a child is the most precious thing in the world. Sergio you were the child that God gave us to mentor and nature. We drew inspiration and love from you. You always gave more of yourself to others even when you had the least of material things to give. You were the friend, brother, uncle, nephew, and warrior to all that knew you. In Your last month, you also became a father to a wonder a little girl. God let us know you for 21 years and then he called you home. Sometimes I am saddened but my heart is filled with the wonderful memories that you left me with. Many people all over the world know of your great deeds and accomplishments. You will not be forgotten. You family and friends miss you and love you.
Rest in Peace for your job on this earth was “Well Done.”
Dear Lorelai, I understand that this guest book will be printed for you to read someday so I thought I'd take the opportunity to write down what I thought of your father. On these pages you will no doubt hear about all the many great things that your dad was, I would like to tell you what he was not. Your father had it tuff from the beginning, but despite the tuff breaks in his life that would have destroyed most, your father was NOT a quitter. He had a zeal for life unequaled by anyone I've ever met. Your father was NOT bitter. When life gets you down like it sometimes will, remember that he chose to treat people with happiness and not anger. Your father was NOT perfect, no one is. But what I most admired about him was an inate ability to forgive himself for his mistakes. Some may have mistaken this carefree attitude for indifference (I did at times) but it was more than that. Your father understood that life beats you up enough and is too short for you to add to your own stress. Some day you'll be old enough to watch all the old home movies and as you sit there and try to piece together an understanding of who your dad was, I leave you with this. With him what you see is what you get...class clown, everybody's friend, disciplined martial artist, hard nosed raider, and AMERICAN HERO.
Dear Sergio, By now you've been gone two months. There is not a day that something doesn't remind me of you. You were a fantastic and energetic part of this family and you have left a huge void in our hearts! We all miss you terribly! You are our guardian angel and you will never be forgotten! We love you! Judy, Michael,Krystel,Jacob and Lindsey
Sergio, you were your own person, which made you shine. You will be missed and remembered by all who you touched. Your soul and smile will live on through Lorelai. She and Mita have so many watching over them, you can rest easy.
Thank you for defending our country and touching all of our lives in one way or another.
You will always be in my heart. The military has loss a "great soldier." but America has gained a "great HERO." Sergio you will forever remain in our thoughts.
Sergio... you meant so much to so many - and always will. Thank you for having been you - fun, handsome, exciting, true, loving .. the list could go on and on. You have touched our lives in such a significant and wonderful way ... You are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Our love to you always..
This isnt the way many people imaging it. Everyone has there ideas of how its to happen, pero hey we really dont have any control over it. Bro you have been the best. There's a price we have to pay for our freedom, and the way you paid for it wasn't how it should have been for you. You didn't deserver this. At least in school the couple of time we chilled. Lol trying to make a joke of everything. And just chilling enjoying our times at school. Bro you will be missed as a Friend, a Brother, a Father, a Husband, a Commrad. I was hoping I bumped into you when I went to a Post or maybe overseas. But now I'll see you when my time comes. But we'll always know you'll be up there watching down on us, guiding us on our ways. You will be missed. I love you brother
Alejandro Cuervo Jr.
C. CO 1/124th INF
Infantry Lead the WAY!!!!
wuz up dude its to bad that you werent here to see me drive or to buy me my first car but thats how it goes oh well you will be in my heart forever by the way i will do what ever it takes to get lorelai your flag even if it means myself personnaly flying to dc to get it,
well sergio i dont really know what to say at this time except for thanks. thank you for being a brother to me and a really good friend for the years that we knew each other. it was always fun sneaking into tropical park to go rappeling off the bleachers. if it wasnt for you i would have never learned how to do that. imma miss chilling and getting drunk with you. well im mostlikely going into the army soon and i know you'll be there by my side every day during basic and if i get deployed over seas. you have my word that i will be there for Mita and your daughter when she is born. i sure am gonna miss you bro. ill see you when i see you brother.
My raider buddy... thank you for being my hero and my friend. You will forever be remember. You will forever be in my heart.
You will always be remembered as many things..A brother, a friend, a joker,a father, a husband, and many other things. Anyone who had the privilege to know you, will always know you as one of these things.
i can say i had the privilege to be your friend and i thank you for all the memories that you gave me and i will cherish them always.
to your families my thoughts are with them always
Even though my dream of meeting you wasn't accomplished, I loved you for making Mita and the baby so happy. I loved you for who you were, and for who you will always be. God bless your life, and the new life that you have created with Mita, Lorelai. I'll always keep my promise, and I'll be the best auntie as I can be. Lorelai is very blessed to have you as her daddy; she will love you with her entire heart and soul, just like Mita. Thank you for your life. We love you.
Your spirit will live on in all the people you have touched throughout your travels. We are all richer for having known you. You never said you couldn't , you did everything you set your mind too.
Thats the way I'll remember you.
To the Pitts, Popko's, Mita, Lorilai, CSM, and to all those who have Sergio in their Hearts,
I think I speak on behalf of many of Sergio's friends when I thank you for bringing us all together to share in our memories and celebrate Sergio's life as he wanted. His presence was felt and continues to be felt. My thoughts and best wishes are with all of you.
Sergio, you will always be remembered. I will never forget your sparring techniques nor Mikhael will forget the time you took to teach him bow. =) love you and thank you.
To Sergio Abad's lovely family: I wish I could sing you a song, but I can't sing, I wish I can read you a poem, but I can't read, I wish I can talk to you words of wisdom, but I'm not wise, one thing I know how to do is pray and so I will... I pray to God that you find comfort in Him, that you rejoice in the memories of such a wonderful son, husband, brother and friend, I pray for contentment, faith, sanity of mind and the peace that only Jesus Christ can give. Sergio is a light to a dark world, his light reflects who he is, because he still is. These words are from a mother of a daughter in the Army (staff sergeant Michelle).
Pfc.Sergio you are my hero
may god keep you in his arms forever.
My heartfelt sympathy to the Abad family and friends in the loss of Sergio. I did not know Sergio, 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. Sergio you are my hero and you will NEVER be forgotten. I live close to ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY and I visit there frequently. Each time I am at ANC I will visit/honor Sergio.
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"
Prayer for Peace
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Sergio you will always be in our hearth and in our prayers, i can remember back in high school you practicing JROTC at the football fill and then joking at class. this are memories that always will be in my heart. To your family i can say be strong and i know is not easy. I live in a military base and its not easy to see them Deploy.
To the family of PFC Sergio Abad,
I wish to express my condolences for your loss. I know the pain you and so many families of Chosen Company are going through now. I lost my son from Chosen Company’s second platoon in January. My son was proud and honored to be able to serve with the heroes of the 173rd. Their legacy will live on with their brothers-in-arms, family, friends and a grateful nation. Today in the prayers of our church we prayed for Matthew and his recently fallen comrades. Though all of this pain, I can imagine a joyful reunion of these brave men in heaven.
“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” Kahlil Gibran
Proud Mother of SFC Matthew Kahler
KIA 1/26/08, Afghanistan
To the family and parents of Segio 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 questions 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 is no right or wrong way 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
To SPC Abad: You were an amazing Soldier, and I was proud to have been your first squad leader. You helped me a great deal when it came time to train the rest of the squad. Thanks to your eagerness to continually improve in everything that you tried to do, our gun became the fastest, most skilled Mortar Team in the 173rd ABCT. Thank you for serving our country. It is because of brave young men and women such as yourself that it is such an honor to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States! You will be missed forever, and I will see you at the Great Drop Zone in the Sky. Sky Soldiers, All the Way, Airborne.
To the family of SPC Abad: My family and I are truly and deeply saddened by your loss. It was an honor and a privilege to serve beside Sergio. Whether I was acting in the capacity of his supervisor or his equal, he always showed the proper respect. I will always remember Sergio zooming down the hallway of the barracks in his rollerblades and on his bike. He was excellent at entertaining his fellow Soldiers, and he always put others needs before his own. He would gladly give another Soldier his meal when food was short, even though, many times, that meant he had little to eat. He gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, so, therefore, if you need anything, please let me know at the e-mail address below and I will do whatever I can to get help for you
Sergio, you were such an amazing person filled with so much light and passion. Through our light encounters in high school and unexpectedly celebrating the new year with you, I have kept you in my thoughts. You were one of those people that are hard to forget. It's unfair what happened; but the fact that you've made such an impact on so many people's lives shows how much of an amazing person you were. Let the world know how much we all care for you.
I read about Sergio in the Herald the other day. It made me cry, and thats not something I do easily. I didn't have the honor of knowing him but it touched me deeply. I cannot imagine what his loved ones are going through right now. May G-D grant you all the strength to get through this tragedy, and may G-D Bless and watch over Sergio and all of his family, Fiancée, and unborn baby girl always. :(
Though I did not know Sergio personally, he will always be a hero to me. Nothing I can say will take away the pain that you feel right now. Please accept my sincerest condolences and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Proud sister of SFC Rocky H. Herrera
KIA 8/28/07 Jaji, Afghanistan
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
My son was at the post where Sergio faught and he is dealing with the loss of many of his battle buddies. He mentioned that this attack lost several wonderful people he was proud to serve with. We have had your family and the other families in our prayers since that day.
Sergio was my cousin and even though we lost touch he was always in my thoughts and prayers. He overcame incredible odds and lived his dreams! His life is truly an inspiration to all and now he is in heaven with our Lord!!!
god bless PFC abad 173rd airborne
To all of the family and friends of this beautiful soul Pfc. Sergio Abad, My family and I extend our deepest condolences. We will forever be thankful for the service he gave to protect life and peace as we know it.
He was a brave young man who shall be remembered with great honor and dignity. May he rest in peace with all of Gods angels.
Our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of another forever young Soldier. May the Lord wrap his love around you. May we never fail to show our gratitude and love to our fallen. Thank you for the gift of this Soldier.
Grace & Peace
Books For Soldiers OV
Director of Operation Spirit,Inc. a military troop support ministry
Thank you Sergio for your service to our country. To his family and friends I am very sorry for your loss, and you have my sincerest condolences.
The memories we shared throughout high school will always be with me. It is sad to think that as much as everyone wants you to be with us the truth is we all know you died doing what you liked. You were the first guy to make me shed tears of regret. Regret for not being able to spend more time with you. I was anxiously waiting your return. Now, you will never be forgotten. You are in our hearts and in our prayers. I can honestly say. I love you and I miss you.
Thank you Sergio for your service protecting our freedom. You will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace young American Hero.
To the family and fiancee' of Sergio,
I am so sorry for your loss. I read the obituary in the Miami Herald and was thinking what a nice young man he was, so many people loved him and will miss him. I hope your happy memories bring you comfort. My grandson, Pfc. Aaron J. Ward also is an American Hero. I know there are no words that will make you feel better now. I use my memories of Aaron to help me. During the day I will be thinking of Aaron and something funny he said or did pops into my head and I laugh . Things like that just make my day! May God comfort and bless all of you.
Proud Grandma of
Pfc. Aaron J. Ward
Sergio... you have always been full of life and took care of the underdog. You were a brother to my son and a small piece of my heart goes with you. Thank you for everything you've done. You have touched so many hearts and we'll make sure your baby girl knows. ... love, "Momma" Jean
You are loved , you are missed and you will always be remembered with a big smile. You "Did it your Way"-and NOONE had the energy or endurance to stop you !
You seemed to do life "full speed ahead", and never missed an opportunity to laugh, dance or make others smile. You were brave, honorable and impressed "the best of em"...
*Serg.... your "party" went as you planned it- your chosen Mom(s),
Dad(s), and family members honored and celebrated your life "Sergio Style". There was a Martial Arts Tribute, ROTC, Military Honors, awesome photos, great video footage, a lot of love, "4 Horseman Toasts", your favorite music, your favorite people...and DANCING !
You surpassed immeasurable odds in life - and prevailed. You are forever a hero in the eyes of your Country- and you are that, and much more for all of us back here in Miami. You are "Sergio"- and you have changed our lives forever. :)
We will all watch over your Fiance and baby girl for you- and GOD please give us (ALL) strength if she comes out with your energy level and determination !
I love you Sergio. Richard, Karen, Diego Jr, " all your horses", Grand Master and I thank you for sharing a part of your life with us...
~Mary Beth Klock Perez~
~Mary Beth Klock Perez~
My family and i are forever in the debt of this mans sacrifice for all in this country .god bless all .My son that served with this young man in this action said he was a good friend and soldier .
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Our most sincere condolences to PFC Sergio Abad family from the Corps of Cadets and Instructors from Coral Gables Senior High School. A fine young man and a brave fellow soldier.
Ciao Bellissimo, i remember your sweet face around the Px here in Vicenza where i work. I am so sorry for your whole family, your fiancee' and your daughter. I can feel their pain but they are also so proud of you as we all are. You will be missed deeply. Life is unfair sometimes, you deserved to live.
Look out for your loved ones, Angel.
My sincere condolences to your family my brother in arms! I knew Abad briefly through Job Corps. I was the CTS that spoke to him before he separated his Center in Kentucky. He impressed me immediately as being a well rounded young man who enjoyed the teasing I put him through because I am a Marine and he was going into the Army. God Bless Him. Semper Fi Marine Recon 65-71
Thank you for your service to our country. My two little ones sleep safely at night because of brave soliders like you. I don't know you, but I love you and will pray for you and for your family. May God help them through this terrible time and always watch over them.
To PFC Abad and his family; May God bless you and keep you to him. May he give your family the strength in their sorrow and pain. As an Army veteran to my fallen comrade I along with my family and the many people across America am proud of you and your family and thank you for keeping our freedoms and the rest of the world safer.GOD BLESS YOU SOLDIER! (Currently in Afghanistan)
To Sergio's family, fiancee and daughter...I am so sorry for your loss. He is a hero, and certainly one of God's newest angels.
Rest in Peace.
Thanks Sergio for fighting in a war of so much uncertainty. God bless the family and fiancee.
my condolences to your family my brother in arms!
I DONT KNOW YOU BUT THANK YOU AND GOD TOOK YOU HOME TO REST NOW.YOU DID YOUR WORK ON EARTH.ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE.
My sincere condolences to your family. I didnt know you, but your story touched me. May God bless you and your family. Thank you for your bravery and service to our country.
My deepest sympathy to Pfc. Sergio S. Abad's family and friends. There is nothing that anyone can say to you at this moment to appease your pain, but God in his infinite wisdom will hold and comfort you. I thank Pfc. Abad for his courage.
Dear Sergio, we have never met but my family and I are thankful and safer for your sacrifice. Our thoughts go out to your love ones and we wish you and your family peace.
I didn't know you my brother ,GOD will take you to be with him .
SEMPER FI 67-68
I will remember Sergio as a terrific young man at South Miami Senior High. He especially made me proud that he chose to serve our country, in such a selfless manner; and, I am better for having had the opportunity to know him............To all of his family and friends, I send you my deepest thoughts, prayers, and sympathy.................Celia Kiffor (Health Education Teacher)
I don't know you, but I thank you for your service so that all of us can live in freedom. I'm sorry that you won't meet your daughter in this life, but not all of us can say that our father is a hero. May you rest in peace, may God bless you and your family. may they find strength in Him. Once again, thank you!
Thank you SPC Sergio Abad for your dedicated service to our country,you have given the ultimate sacrafice for our freedom.May God recieve you into his arms with loving pride.Your mission is done here,we will take the lead for you,may you rest in peace.
Stand down soldier.
My, friend... My brother. I cannot begin to express how much you are missed, but a few of us and I know that you have not gone anywhere. That you watch over and guide us every step of the way. Keep doing what you do best.
Your brother: LEO
My Baby Boy...you will forever be in my heart...I LOVE you, Mommy
Sergio its amazing how your life has touched people even states away from miami! Though its in the heart of our city, our county our schools that we remember you most. Though your body has been laid to rest we will not mourn your death but celebrate your life, for you died doing what you truly loved defending our beautiful country. We love you Surg..
To the Abad family,
I know there are no words to say, except how sorry I am for your loss. May you hold Sergios' 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
Sgt. David M.Fisher
Sergio, God bless you soldier and thank you for your brave and honorable service to a grateful nation and for paying the ultimate price for our freedom.. You are now in great company with God and so many other fallen hero's before and after you. On 5/6/08 my nephew PFC Aaron J. Ward was killed in action in Iraq and my final promise to him was to never forget him and our fallen hero’s, we will never forget their commitment and sacrifice. To the Abad family, words cannot express the pain we now share, but our families will forever have a bond and we will be thinking of Sergio and your family and will keep you in our thoughts & prayers. Please accept my heart felt condolences and my prayer that god help you cope with this tragic loss and may the memories of your HERO carry you through each day. From one Gold Star family to another!
Sergio was a great friend and soldier, I am proud to say I served with him. I would like to offer my deepest sympathy for his family and fiance. I am here if you need anything!
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
The Final Salute
“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.
This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to PFC Sergio S. Abad our Brother in Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Sergio. And to Sergio it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the ultimate sacrifice he made in combat while serving the U.S. Army and his country. No greater love is shown than a man lay down his life for another. Sergio, you are a brave Warrior, a true Patriot and a national Hero. With your passing, our Country has lost a National Treasure. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at ease. Rest in Peace.
On behalf of the 1,409 members of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport, Louisiana, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Sergio’s family and loved ones.
Dennis N. Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
My condolences to the family of Pfc. Sergio S. Abad. I know there are no words that can go as deep as the pain they feel. No words that can ease their grief. But I pray they will know that there are many, many people grieving with them and that care very deeply about them. And that care very deeply about their loved one who has fallen.
REST IN PEACE PFC. ABAD, TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS MAY THE MEMORIES OF THIS WONDERFUL SOLDIERS LIFE FILL YOUR HEARTS WITH BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES
GOD BLESS YOU
To the family and friends of fallen hero PFC Abad.....I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you. May God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts in prayers. He will not be forgotten. Words cannot express the gratitude to this young man and his ultimate unselfish sacrifice. God Bless You.
Sergio, I want to thank yu for the brave sacrifice you made for our freedom, rest easy soldier you will never be forgotten, to Sergio's family, I am so sorry for your loss, may God bless you all in the days ahead, we do not know eachother but are now forever joined see my nephew PFC Aaron J Ward at the age of 19 while serving in Iraq on May 6 2008 was also added to the long list of American hero's who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation's continued freedom. never forgotten. may God bless us all and protect the so many other soldiers still fighting. Rest in peace Sergio, America loves you.
Proud Army aunt of PFC Aaron J Ward.
I am writing to offer my deepest sympathies to you and your family over the loss of your HERO Pfc Sergio S Abad. 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)
From our military family to yours, we would like to thank PFC Sergio Abad for his service and sacrifice to this grateful country, as well as send our deepest condolences for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
My Deepest and Most Heartfelt Sympathy goes out to the family of Pfc. Sergio S. Abad, with So Much Gratitude for this Brave Young Soldier's Courage, Dedication and Service to our Country and for Freedom.
The price Sergio 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 Abad family.
I am the Sister of such 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 Sergio and quietly and gently, may healing come, with each new day.
You are in my thoughts and my prayers.