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May 01, 2013
To the family of Spc. Estell Turner:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Christian Memorial Day Remembrance worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, 26 May 2013. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the bordering states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 300 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars of our nation's history and give honor to all who have served in the United States Armed Forces and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each 8-foot cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of America's conflicts.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “Freedom:Free, but Costly.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and there place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of the Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the Memorial Garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel. The Memorial Garden will remain until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 27 May (Memorial Day).

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/286-7296) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans' name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/286-7296) or email the office (info@fortsnellingmcf.org) and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Saturday 25 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sunday, 26 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one's cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
July 07, 2012
July 2, 2012
To the family and friends of Spc. Estell Turner:
Always remembering Estell. "Some gave all."
July 01, 2012
We all miss you Old Man. We will never forget your sacrifice or your families. Currahee for ever!
May 02, 2012
To the family of Spc. Estell Turner:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Christian Memorial Day Remembrance worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday 27 May 2012. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the bordering states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 300 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars of our nation's history and give honor to all who have served the United States and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of America's conflicts.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “Lest We Forget Freedom's Cost.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of the Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the Memorial Garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/456-4410) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans' name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/456-4410) or email (info@fortsnellingmcf.org) the office, and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Saturday 26 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sunday 27 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one's cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
July 02, 2011
To the family and friends of Spc. Estell Turner:
Please accept my remembrance of Estell on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
May 02, 2011
To the family of Spc Estell Turner:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 29 May 2011. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 200 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one. The Memorial Garden’s perimeter will be manned by members of the Patriot Guard and a honor guard from AMVETS Post #1 of Mendota will be posted at the entrance.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars in United States history and give honor to all who have served their country and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of our nation’s wars.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “A Believer’s Look at War.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the memorial garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/456-4410) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/456-4410) or email (info@fortsnellingmcf.org) the office and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat 28 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun 29 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
July 02, 2010
To the family and friends of Spc. Estell Turner:
Remembering Estell on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
June 29, 2010
turner there isnt a day that goes by where i dont think of you, a brother of mine in combat. One of the best men i have ever served with, a true Soldier. you are missed and never forgotten. I remember the cigar nights and laughs we shared while downrange. to your family God bless each one of you.
April 24, 2010
To the family of Spc. Estell Turner:
The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 30 May 2010. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses to represent all of the wars in United States history and give honor to all who have served their country and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled “A Day of Remembrance.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the memorial garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception; weather permitting will be outside of the Chapel.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (612/970-7866) or email (info@fortsnellingmcf.org) the office and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat 29 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun 30 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
March 29, 2010
March 29, 2010
You were my husband, many years ago, while you were stationed in Germany, I hope you rest in peace, you will be always in my heart!
March 28, 2010
ET you were one of bestest friends back in the old 1/30th inf Bn Commo you tought me so much back then... I have been trying to get back in contact with you for the past 5 years and it is a very big shock for me..
I hope you rest in peace buddy you will always be a part of my life!!!!
March 27, 2010
You were my brother in law, many many years ago, while you were stationed in Germany. Rest in peace, ET, you will never be forgotten!
July 26, 2009
Your sacrifice and love for your country will never be forgotten. I pesonnally will see to it. I plan to get a bridge named in your honor here on Grapvine were you grew up. So all our community will see that living in this country requires sacrifice. Your memory will never be forgotten.
July 07, 2009
To the family of Spc. Estell Turner:
Estell 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."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
May 01, 2009
To the family of Spc. Estell Turner:

The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 24 May 2009. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain Col. Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled “Answering the Highest Call.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the memorial garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception in the Chapel’s Fellowship Hall.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: www.fortsnellingmcf.org Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (612/970-7866) or email (info@fortsnellingmcf.org) the office and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Sat 23 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sun 24 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one’s cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org
October 31, 2008
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August 28, 2008
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
August 28, 2008
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
August 18, 2008
My heartfelt sympathy to the Turner family and friends in the loss of Estell. I did not know Estell, 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. Estell you are my hero and you will NEVER be forgotten.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace
Tom

"TO LIVE IN THE HEARTS
OF THOSE YOU LEAVE BEHIND
IS NEVER TO DIE"
~Robert Orr~
August 12, 2008
Lee,
You were so many things to me but DAD was the most important. I will always be thankful for you. I wish that you could have been here to see Hunter grow up. I know that she would have loved you just like I do. I will miss you more than anyone knows. Thanks for always being there for me. You had a big part in making me the person that I am today. I stand up for myself and take no crap from anyone. LOL! I think that is what I admired about you the most. Although people say that you spoiled me (just a little) you also taught me to respect people and not take things for granted. Thank you so much for being my dad. I love you!!!
August 11, 2008
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.

Amen
August 11, 2008
August 09, 2008
To the family and parents of Estell 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.

http://goldstarfamilysupportgroup.
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In memory of my son
Spc Harry (Buck) Winkler III
KIA 11/12/06 Samarra, Iraq
82nd Airborne 2-505th PIR
July 26, 2008
Lee,
You were a great dad to me even when I didn't want you to be (teenage years). You treated me like I was your own. You stood by me through the birth of my son and I just want to say I will always love and miss you.

Love Always,
Heather
July 25, 2008
Hey Old Man, we all miss you. There has been many sleepless nights, but I pray that you found peace.
July 24, 2008
THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY.YOU ARE A TRUE HERO.MY SYMPATHY TO ALL OF YOUR FAMILY.
July 21, 2008
May God comfort and bless the Turner family in your time of great sorrow. Thank you for your heroic and selfless service to our country, Estell. Rest with Jesus now.
July 20, 2008
To the family and friends of fallen hero SPC Turner....I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many. He will not be forgotten. God Bless You.
July 19, 2008
My family and I would would like to give a BIG "Thank You" for your service and sacrifice for protecting our freedoms. Words cannot express fully our Thanks
July 19, 2008
God Bless you and your family at this time.God Bless Estell for making our world a safer place and for supporting our people,Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family and all of our wonderful SOLDIERS!!!!!!
July 18, 2008
Lee, you were the greatest son-in-law I could have ever wished for. I love you, I'll miss you terribly. Barb
July 16, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of this fine soldier. May God bless all of you.

Farewell our Comrade and may you rest in peace in the arms of God....until we meet again.
July 16, 2008
Old Man - thanks for the laughter. We all miss you.

"Well Done. Be Thou At Peace"
July 15, 2008
Lee, you were a great man,one who always gave 100% of yourself to make others happy.You are a man that will be missed by many. You gave me 10 years of your life,and I'll always love you for everythig you did for me. You took both my Girls and raised them as your own, and they loved you as much as they did their own Dad, I made you a promise a long time ago,one that I couldn't keep. But I will play Knocking On Heavens Door For you everyday.The only thing is you don't have to knock anymore,You've made it Home!!!!!
July 14, 2008
" Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends."
I miss you Lee more than anyone could know. I would not be the person I am today without growing up through my teen years with you. I have been blessed. But now the whole world has been blessed by your sacrifice to sustain and provide freedom for all.
July 14, 2008
Although I had known SPC Turner for only a few months before deployment I can certainly say he was a great man. He was continually talking to me about his plans and how great his family is. He was a great soldier and a great friend. I'm a communications soldier and before each convoy rolled out I'd try to joke around with him just a tad because his face was always kinda stern right before they rolled out as he was trying so hard to focus on the mission.

To the Turner family: my condolences and certainly wish you all the best in these troubling times.
July 14, 2008
To the family of Sgt.Estell Lee turner I am truly sorry for your loss, I hope that as time goes on your memories keep you strong, hold your head high and be proud , for he will never be forgotten..he joins fellow fallen comrades from the 101st airborne assault team.. I am a gold star mom of a fallen hero..they were among the finest and the best by far..my son.. Cpl. John P. Sigsbee was KIA on January 16th,2008 in Bichigan, Iraq.. he was stationed in Ft. Campbell, KY you are in my thoughts and prayers God keep you strong..may he rest in peace
July 13, 2008
This is the Brother of SGT Estell Turner. I just want to say thank all of you for your prayers and thoughts. He came home to a heros welcome and was layed to rest with his fellow brothers in arms. MSG Johnny Turner
July 13, 2008
Leah & Lydia,

Our deepest condolences to you and you're family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
July 13, 2008
Leah, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Thanks to
Estell for serving our country, may he rest in peace. Your Friend Always
July 12, 2008
Leah,
I was so sorry to hear about Lee's death. Even though you and I lost touch after we both left USASOC, I have thought of you and your family often. I knew that you and Lee had a strong and very special love from the way your face would light up when you spoke about him. When you are feeling up to it, please contact me. I'd love to hear from you.
July 12, 2008
sorry to hear about the death of him. take care of there selfs.we love you all.
July 12, 2008
Thank you for giving all that the rest of us can be free.
Rest in peace and Gods richest blessings to those that are left to mourn the passing of this precious soul.
July 12, 2008
Estell,

Thank you for your sacrifice for this nation. Words can never express what you and your family have given to this country. May you rest in peace.
July 12, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss.I knew
Lee's family when they lived in perry
county on grapevine.I went there
with my brother when I was young.
Cookie I am sorry for you and Lee's
wife.May God be with all of you.My
thoughts and prayers are with you.
July 11, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. Clarence was my first cousin, his dad my uncle estelle and aunt lila mae. My mom was Lila Mae's sister. My prayers are with his family.
July 11, 2008
I am sorry for you loss, I am a wife of a soldier currently in Afganstain, I have prayed for all the soliders over there every nite, not just my own. My prayers will still be with your family.
July 11, 2008
I wish I had known you this side of heaven, but I knew and loved your grandfather Estell Turner. He was my uncle, married to Aunt Lila Mae, my father's sister. May your family be comforted by GOD........
July 11, 2008
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2008
http://www.ruthann1.com

July 11, 2008
I do pray that the Turner family, Mother, wife, son and all those close will find that "peace that passes all understanding" in the coming days as you adjust to this loss.

Your family has a heritage you can take pride in: Lee's Grandfather "Estell Turner" was a WWII Veteran, then his father Clarence Turner,who was My first cousin served 18 yrs in the U.S. Navy!

God Bless & Comfort,
[ a first cousin once removed-from Lee's Mobley side of the family]
July 11, 2008
Thank you. You gave all.
July 11, 2008
Estell, I just wanted to say thank you for your brave and honorable service to a grateful nation, a nation in mourning for our fallen hero’s. You like so many other soldiers chose to serve our nation when needed most and with your life you protected the very core of what America stands for. My nephew PFC Aaron J. Ward also made that sacrifice on 5/6/2008 when he was killed in action in Iraq. As I mourn for my nephew I mourn for you and so many other brave soldiers and know that you all will forever be in my thoughts and prayers, we as a nation will never forget you. I stand tall and salute you Estell and from the bottom of my heart I thank you for the nights we at home could sleep without fear and know that we are safe. To the Turner family, words cannot express the pain we now share, but our families will forever have a bond and we will be thinking of Estell 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!
July 10, 2008
Leah,
John, Hyla, Amber and I are very distressed by your loss. It is just so unfair that you finally found your true love and he has been taken from you after such a short time. You and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers.
Fondly,
July 10, 2008
To the Turner family: May the good Lord Bless, Comfort and Console you. I have prayed for Spec. Turner and asked the Lord to take him into the Kingdom of Heaven. Please know that I am very grateful for what he has done for our country and for his sacrifice. Thank you for your sacrifice. God Bless all of you.
July 10, 2008
Thank you for the great sacrafice your son paid for my and my family and friends freedom. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless and Keep You.
Former Lexingtonion
Betty Dunn
July 10, 2008
July 10, 2008
To the Turner family,

I know there are no words to say, except how sorry I am for your loss. May you hold Estells' 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.

Suzanne MacDaniel
A Proud Aunt
Sgt. David M.Fisher
July 10, 2008
To the turner family i am so sorry to here of your loss i am a friend of estell's from grade school and high school my name is kenneth johnson me and sheldon would run around with estell all the time he was allways funny and fun to be with. I was listening to some cheap trick the other day and he was the first person that come to my mind. I will keep you in my prayers.
July 09, 2008
I'm saddend to hear that SPC Turner died of his injuries. I was one of his nurses who cared for him when he came in the door here in Afghanistan. I just would like his family to know that we did everything that we possibly could to save his life and to bring him home to you. While I did not know Estell personally he is a man I will never forget. My deepest sympathies to all of you back home.
July 09, 2008
LIFE...so fragile.
LOSS... so sudden.
HEART...so broken.

In the wake of such a loss, we're haunted by things we don't - and
may never - understand. Yet the solace we seek may not come from
answers. So we look for comfort, in the belief of love's everlasting
connection. May that love lift you, hold you close, and give you
peace.
Debey Senska
Proud Army (Gold Star) Mom
July 08, 2008
"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN HE WHO GIVES HIS LIFE FOR A FRIEND". FREEDOM IS OUR GIFT FROM YOU. THANKS FOR THE GIFT ESTELL.


GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
July 08, 2008
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
July 08, 2008
Lord,
Grant that we may hold dear the memory of your servant, never bitter for what we have lost nor in regret of the past, but always in hope of the eternal kingdom where you will bring us together again. We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen.
July 08, 2008
My Deepest and Most Heartfelt Sympathy goes out to the family of Spc. Estell Turner, with So Much Gratitude for his Courage, Dedication and Service to our Country and for Freedom.

The price Estell 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 Turner family.
I am the Sister of 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 treasured memories of times spent with Estell and quietly and gently, may healing come, with each new day.
You are in my thoughts and my prayers.
July 08, 2008
REST IN PEACE SPC. TURNER, TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS MAY THE MEMORIES OF THIS WONDERFUL SOLDIERS LIFE FILL YOUR HEARTS WITH BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES
GOD BLESS YOU
July 08, 2008
I am writing to offer my deepest sympathies to you and your family over the loss of your HERO Spc Estell Turner. 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.

Psalm 34:18
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)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXAX__FZYg4
July 08, 2008
My condolences to the family of Spc. Estell Turner. May they know that there are many, many people grieving with them and that care very deeply about them.
July 08, 2008
Estell, Thank you for your sacrifice to our country, rest easy for you will never be forgotten. To Estell's family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, may God be with you in the days ahead. we do not know each other but are forever joined as of May 6 2008 my nephew PFC Aaron J Ward at the age of 19 while serving in Iraq was added to the long list of American Hero's who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country's continued freedom. May God bless us all and protect the so many other soldiers still fighting. rest in peace Estell, America loves you... Proud Army Aunt
July 07, 2008
With the deepest regret, I have just learned of the death of Specialist Turner. As a Vietnam Veteran and the State Chaplain of the Georgia Society, Sons Of The American Revolution, I speak for our President, (Col.) Robert Towns and the more than 1,400 SAR members around the State of Georgia in humbly expressing the condolences of a grateful Society. Wrapped in the integrity of service to our nation and the inestimable values of duty, honor and country, your American hero stood on a wall of freedom for us all. This precious life, lived and lost in love of America, epitomized every attribute of patriotism the Sons Of The American Revolution hold dear. And, as Americans, we could never repay the debt we owe ..!! Nor the debt we owe you… the family of one of America's best ...!!!
July 07, 2008
From our military family to yours, we would like to thank SPC Estell Turner for his service and sacrifice to this great country, as well as send our deepest condolences for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
July 07, 2008
It makes me so sad that I am writing in another HERO'S guest book. You will never be forgotten.
To your family, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope your memories of Estell bring you comfort and in time bring you peace.

In Loving Memory of our Grandson
Pfc. Aaron J. Ward
KIA 5/06/2008
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