My name is Harrison James Moran. I am a senior at Winfield City Highschool in Winfield Alabama. I enjoy hunting, fishing, and I run for ther school. I hope at this time to express my abundant gratitude for men like Sgt. James Grissom. I told a little of my life only because it's men like James that enable such an easy and comfortable life. I hope the family of Sgt. Grissom can find comfort knowing that the citizens of this country appreciate such a sacrifice as this. From the reading i have done he seems like a wonderful man, a man with a good heart but tough hide. However, I know I can never understand exactly what his family is feeling at this time. I can only say,I hope you can find comfort in the the Lord and knowing that his sacrifice was not in vain.
I know we haven't really had a chance to talk since we graduated the course but you will never be forgotten. The many nights shooting pool and late nights going to McDonalds. I only just now heard what happend. May you rest in peace.
I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. James will never be forgotten.
For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I'm home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I'm only a civilian
And I don't even know if it's allowed
But I salute you; allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.
For those missing in action;
for those who didn't make it home.
I know you're in God's presence you are not alone.
For every neatly folded flag;
for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.
I salute you, allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you .
I Salute You.
Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt
SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq
To the Grissom Family, please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one James, and my sincerest graditute for his service for our country.
God Bless you Sgt. 1st Class James F. Grissom...you will not be forgotten.
To the family. From my family. May God give you strength during these times of sadness. You offered to our country your son. A gift unmatched. Sgt. Grissom stand at ease sir. You signed the ultimate check for us. God bless you.
Dear Jim, Peggy and Becca,
it took me this long to reply. It was a shock to me when I read about Jimmy's death. I realy dont know what to say. I keep looking at his picuture, also when he was little and playing with Christina, what a sweet child. Sending you a BIG hug from Germany and want you to know that I am thinking of you. Even though I am very far away. Please, should you ever come back to Germany, I live in Munich and would love to have you as my guests. My home is your home! Christina also expresses her sorrow.
Nellie and Christina Hoeborn
Peggy, Jim & Becca - Please know how sorry I am, and that you are in my thoughts and prayers. James was an amazing, creative student, and a, kind, thoughtful young man. It was an honor to have your son in my class. RIP James.
Jim & Peggy, my deepest sorrow for you both & my prayers are with you. My son is a Marine & the same age. There are no words for your loss. I hope you will look to God for the peace that only He can give you.
I did not know Sgt 1st Class James F. Grissom but wish to convey my deepest and heartfelt condolences. I was able to read about his dedicated long service for our country and many awards and medals. I am so sorry for your loss!
Our family knows the pain & heartache your family is going through. We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is on our thoughts and prayers.
The Kirton Family
Army CPL Brandon Kirton
KIA 5/18/11 - Afghanistan
Peter and I did not have the honor of personally knowing your son. However, we cannot put into words the appreciation we have for his service to our country. We grieve with you.
Jim, Peggy and family,
Our deepest sympathy to you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jim and Lynda Booe
Jim,Peggy and family. I am so sorry for your loss. James was a great kid that I loved just listening to him tell those great stories while we sat outside hotel rooms while on Choir trips. He was not only a great kid but a real hero. He will be in our hearts forever. You are all in our prayers. Connie Spinnato
Peggy and Jim:
There are no words. My heart is with you. I hope you find strength through your strong faith and loving family.
No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you for your service to our nation.
Thank you for your service.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please know that there are many of us who are here for you - many of us who you don't even know at this point. You've joined a family none of us wanted to join. I am hoping that Gold Star Families in your area are reaching out to you in person. There are Gold Star Mothers all over the country weeping with you today over your loss. Please contact any of us at any time!
Proud Gold Star Mom
USMC Cpl. David A. Bass
4/23/85 - 4/2/06
Dear Jim, Peggy, Becca, Angela & extended family. Words cannot express the heaviness of my heart today. James was such a creative person, and I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts during this difficult time.
I am Sorry for your loss. I personally did not know James but I knew The Campbell's from Bay Hills Community Church. Thank you James for serving in our country!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time!!!
We are so sorry for the loss of your son James. May you find comfort in the memories you will always have hold dear.
The Hinton Family
He is definitely a HERO to all of us, giving his life for our country. My prayers are with all of you. Claudia is a childhood friend and had asked for prayers on FB. He was blessed to have such a wonderful loving and supporting family. Sorry I never got to meet him. He is with the Lord now and I pray the Lord's peace surrounds you all. Please give my love to all the family.
Hi Jim and family this is John and the crew from Cisco. Please have our condolences from the loss of your son. We will keep praying for you that the Almight God will comfort your hearts and bring you peace in times like these. Hang in there and the Lord's hand will always be with you
I and we extend our deepest sympathies to Jim, Peggy, Becca, Angela and the extended family. May God Bless you during this incredibly difficult time. You are in my/our thoughts and Prayers,
James, may you rest in peace with the Lord. I have always been so proud of you, I will miss you. Love AJ
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Grissom family. I went to high school and college with James. His artwork always inspired me to do better and I will always admire the man that he was and grew up to be. It is an honor to have known James and I am grateful for all the men like him that protect this this country.
WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOU LOSS AND WE IN THE SPECIAL FORCES KNOW THAT HE IS AND WAS A GOOD MAN--HE WORE A GREEN BERET AND THAT IS ENOUGH FOR US.
Peggy, Jim & Becca, you have our most heart felt sympathies. To us, James will always be a hero! May God bless and comfort you. With love, David & Amy
Jim, Peggy, Becca and James' wife:
You are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your son James. He is a true hero, I know your faith in our Lord Jesus and He will see you through this. I know he will be missed greatly. Thank you for his service to our country.
Dear Grissom family, I was in Afghanistan, with the Australians, so sorry for your loss. We who were over there won't forget those who died and those they left behind. I'll remember you and James in my prayers. Martin
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We lovingly remember your beautiful son.
Peggy and Jim, and Becca ~
It has been years since I've seen you guys, but I think of you often. I'll always remember how you introduced Deanna to Awana Club and me and the girls to Fairhaven. I am so sad to hear of James' untimely death. I hope you are proud of his service to our country. I'm sure it is still hard.
Sgt. 1st Class James F. Grissom, thank-you for protecting us in the United States of America so we are safe.
Peggy, Jim, & Becca; You are all strong people of strong faith. Please,,let that faith, friends, and family carry you through this unimaginable loss. You raised a sn of whom you can be proud, and he served our country well. My thoughts are with you. Please be well. -- Bernard
My heart goes out to James family.
The service men and women protecting the American way of life we all enjoy is a very proud position.
Thank you James.
Rest in peace.
James, watching you grow up from the child we knew, to the young Hero that you are has been a true blessing.
Your ultimate and unselfish sacrifice for this great country is forever etched in my heart. And for this we thank you.
R.I.P. Soldier, Hero, friend. Never forgotten.
Respects to those who earned it.
Peggy, Jim & Becca - James has always had a special place in our hearts since the Mt. Eden days. He has given us memories that will always bring a smile to our hearts. Our hearts go out to all of you. With a hug, Elaine, Mike, Kimberly & Karrie