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November 28, 2009
We are so sorry for your loss. Thank you for Johns service to our country. May God comfort your family.
November 20, 2009
I went to school with John in Williston, ND and his family lived near ours. I just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss.
November 20, 2009
Family and friends,

At a age when most are planning retirement, John Gaffaney was focused on fighting for our continued freedom and the freedom of other lands. A nation mourns with you in the loss of your loved one. We are grateful for his service to our country.
November 18, 2009
With deepest condolences...
November 16, 2009
I APPRECIATE WHAT YOU DID.
1. JOINING THE MILITARY
2. FIGHTING FOR OUR LIVES AND
3. AND PROTECTING OUR COUNTRY
I COULD NEVER BE THAT BRAVE TO DO THAT.
BUT YOU MIGHT WELL SAY I WILL HAVE TO.
SEEMD LIKE WHERE GOING TO HAVE TO FIGHT EVEN IN OUR OWN COUNTRY.
HER AND HER FAMILY IS IN OUR PRAYERS INCLUDING EVERYONES WHOS STILL OVERSEAS AND THOSE WHO WERE STRUCK AT FORT HOOD.
THANK YU AND GOD BLESS
November 16, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of need.Although I am a complete stranger but You are a hero and will be missed greatly.Thanks for fighting for our country.
November 15, 2009
For the last 2 years, I worked with John on the U.S. Repatriation Program, which brings back Americans in need of assitance from overseas. He was the San Diego coordinator. I last spoke with John two months ago when he said that he was leaving his job to be deployed overseas. I had the opportunity to thank him for serving our country. John was a dedicated social worker who brought integrity and compassion to all the cases he worked on. I truly admire him for his love of country and am much saddened by his tragic loss. My prayers and condolences to his family in their great loss. John was a very special man.
November 15, 2009
My deep condolences to the family of John. I worked with John for 10 years at the North Central Mental Health Clinic in San Diego. During that time, John provided mental health services to persons with serious mental illness. His kindness and professionalism stood out among the staff. His opinion always mattered to me.
A colleague recently told me how John had once taught her a life lesson. She told how John had spoken with her years ago about how beautiful it was that we had people from many cultures living in this country and how it made our nation great. She told me that his words had changed for the positive a long held attitude toward people from other countries.
After John died, another colleage told me that John had spoken to her a month ago and my name had come up. He mentioned having me in high regard. I had not seen John very much in the past years with only occassional contacts yet his words meant so much to me. Praise sometimes comes up at the strangest of times.
I will forever remember John and am grateful he touched my life.
November 15, 2009
John and I were coworkers for the County of San Diego. He was my supervisor with Adult Protective Services. On behalf of the entire APS unit, John will forever be missed.
November 14, 2009
John called me after seeing Tom Stone on the news about our Heal the Invisible Wounds of War program. He wanted to know about how we help resolve ptsd in active duty military and vets. I met him at the informational meeting, he was so interested and ready to take this information to the guys and gals who needed it most. We discussed training via skype when he was overseas. What a wonderful man with such a big heart. He mentioned his family and how much he loved them. He so wanted to make a difference in every one he mets life. And He did. I will always remember him. Blessings to all of his family. I am so so sorry for your loss.

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