Not a day goes by without me thinking of you and the great joy and beautiful spirit that you brought to OCS. I am so sorry that I could not protect you but I know that you will live on in the hearts and minds of all those that knew you. Rest in peace Marine. Semper Fi.
I wish that I had one more moment to tell you just how much you mean to me.
From one Supply Marine to the Other:
Your life was taken too short but you earned the title not many even have to courage, strength, or honor to do. You will always be a part of this brotherhood/sisterhood forever. Your memories may be short but your legacy will last forever. My sincere condolences to the family and paryers along the way. RIP Marine
LCpl, you fought hard and earned the title which many only dream of possessing. Though your service was short, your dedication to God, Country, and Corps runs deep. Now, as God has called you Home, guard the Gates of Heaven with the same dedication you gave in your time here on earth. You were taken much too soon and in the most unfair of ways; but your spirit will live on and your memory will never fade. Rest easy, Lance Corporal. You are relieved. Semper Fidelis, Marine.
Sara, I know you are in a beautiful place, the short time I knew you, you were family. I miss you so much, your smile, your happy attitude, and we all have wonderful things we share about you. You were a good friend and now an angel to watch over us, guess God needed Marines.
Although we could not be there you are and always have been in our thoughts and prayers. Words can not describe our saddness and empty spot we have in our hearts. You brought so much joy to so many people and it was an honor to know you. We love you!
~ Robyn and Alexis Lindsey
This is the hardest part of our job as a teacher, seeing someone so sweet, someone with so much potential taken from us. God Bless you and your family Sara it seems like only yesterday you were in my World History class. You will be deeply missed.
Stephanie Darling (Jzyk)
Wow I still can't believe your gone. Tonight and tomorrow wil be so hard. I can't stop thinking about all the fun memories We have shared!! You will forever be in my heart and never forgotten!! Rest in paradise my sweet angel
You had a contagious smile and personality that would light up every room you entered. I am glad for the bond and closeness we shared in Link Crew. RIP you beautiful angel and my prayers are with your amazing family. Thank you for sacrificing yourself for our country
i miss you more than words can describe, God needed his angel back..i love you sara, keep smiling from above
Even though you are a Marine & we never met Sara it is a tragic loss for the military for a young woman serving her country to be gunned down. You will be missed
LCPL Sara CastroMata...although we never met this trajic loss has touched me deeply. To her family- may God bless you and your loved ones and my sincere condolences to you all. This is a very sad event that no parent or family member should ever endure. You will always be remembered. Semper Fi.
CPL Ramos, Sara
Lt.Col.(Ret)Leo McGoff and family,Brentwood mourn the untimely death of this military member.We are saddened that she will never have the chance to experience all the wonderful and rewarding things which she would have experienced in the years ahead. To her family, we share your loss and share your grief.God bless you all in your tradgedy.
Sara i remember you were always smiling through the good and hard times.
Boot camp Mct and MOS school we spent time together.
Ima miss you sis
Not a day go by without you sara. I was laying in my bed, my tears wouldn't stop. Our song came on Adele: someone like you. You love that song. As I take this one day at a time, I know your with my mom and dad and twin sister. Angels above. I will see you in the after life. We love you emensly. Love vee god mom, twins;)
:,( rest in peace cousin Sara. You will always have a place in are hearts, and always be remeber<3
Our Guardian Angel!!!! I Love You Prima..Always & Forever In Our Hearts <3
She was like my little sister. I still love her as such. She made everybody happy. She lit up the room. We had plans to hang out. I had just given you a hug before you went upstairs. I wish I would've held on to you longer. I love you always Sara baby. Love janelle
We love you Sara. In our hearts we miss you deeply. Such a blessing to embrace all our fun times together. You are my favorite God daughter. Beautiful angel Sara castromata. Heart filled caring loving soul. Love you always. God mom Vee Salas and twins
Rest in Peace, beautiful. You gave me everything I needed to get through bootcamp, MCT & currently MOS school. You made me feel so welcomed into the Marine Corps. I enjoyed everyday we spent on RA together. All the food we ate and all the laughs we had at the high schools, trying to recruit youngsters into the Corps. I know you're looking down at all of us with that bright smile of yours. You're now with your other brothers and sisters, guarding the gates of heaven. I hope I see you soon. Semper Fi, Sara. Your memory will live on forever. I promise.
I have a 18 year old daughter who is a United States Marine and worked with Sara when they where both home in December. Her exact words where, "She was such a great person." From one Marine parent to another, I am sorry for your loss. Semper Fi
Dear Sara, I do not know you but wish for the angels above to take special care of you. My prayers and condolences to your family.
Christina Borges, Danville, California
LCpl. Sara Castro Mata:
Though we did not know each other personally. I greave for you and your family. At heart we were Marines together in life. Your life was cut much too short. May you rest in peace, little one. Guard those gates at Sky Six well. We will come up and relieve you of your guard duty one day soon. You served your country proudly.
Once a Marine, always a Marine. God bless you. This Vietnam Marine will mourn your family's loss.
OORAHH!!!! Marine Semper Fi. Sister From a U.S. Navy Fleet Marine Force (FMF) Corpsman. From Pittsburg, CA
Sara, sweet girl, rest in peace. I walked where you walked in Oakley and at Liberty High....many years ago. Thank you for your sacrifice so that others may reflect on your selfless gift so that they, too, will have the option to walk in your steps. My thoughts and prayers to your family.
I hope it helps your family to know you were with a very kind hearted good person when your lives were taken way to early in life!
May God wrap his arms around your family and friends and comfort them! Rest in Peace Sara
Still can't believe your gone, when I heard the news I started to shake and crying, because I couldn't believe it. I love you dearly and you would always have a beautiful smile that would light up the room. I miss you very much and you will always hold a special place in my heart. Rest In Easy my beautiful Sara CastroMata. Forever in our hearts and never Forgotton.
Orahh, Semper Fi to Sara from a U.S Marine in Virginia and from Oakley, Also. She will always be remembered by friends, strangers and people who read about her, her light and hope as expressed by her friends and family fill my heart with sorrow for her life being taken so soon. May the hope that God only gives give you strength through this most difficult time.