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December 17, 2013
U r missed
May 26, 2013
We might not have been the best friends but we were friends nevertheless. Not a Memorial Day goes by where I don't think about you and what you have done for our country. I was saddened when I received the news but I know you are in much better place now. R.I.P Sammie
June 02, 2012
Today we remember your smile!
September 10, 2011
To the family and friends of Pfc. Sammie E. Phillips:
Please accept my remembrance of Sammie on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
March 22, 2011
Just thought I would drop a line or two chilling with your dad love and kisses you aunt barbara lynn
December 30, 2010
Awww Sammy- I'm thinking about you cutie pie! Happy New Year- I know your here celebrating with all your loved ones. We miss you but we also know your all around us each day.
December 29, 2010
There's not a day that goes by without me thinking about always! :)
November 11, 2010
You are dearly missed by your Grandpa Samuel E. Phillips and StepGrandma Barbara J Phillips.

A host of Aunts, Uncles and Cousins are remembering you today and everyday.

We love you and honor you.
November 11, 2010
Gone but not forgotten. The little cousin that you never knew, knows you only as a "Hero" and she is very proud of you. We are so sorry that you are no longer here, but we have not forgotten.
September 10, 2010
To the family and friends of Pfc. Sammie E. Phillips:
Remembering Sammie on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
September 10, 2009
To the family of Pfc. Sammie E. Phillips:
Sammie 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"
September 03, 2009
another day. another month. another year. no matter how much time passes by, the memories of you will not burn out or fade away you are forever in our hearts. the next song i write will be for you and all the other heros out there keeping the dream alive and beating. ill see you on ther other side. i miss you brother.
September 02, 2009

So in a few short days, another year will have passed. I've gone through my share of people, asking them if the pain ever subsides...they all gave me the same answer, NEVER. I wanted to send a little note on the 10th, but I'm not so sure that my heart will be strong enough to face you on that day. It's crazy how everyday, I miss you more and more. Ya know, people ask me, why did you join the Army...and I remember you, and share your story. You are truly my inspiration and will forever be my hero. I'm sure you're throwin' a party the angels ain't ever experienced, I love you buddy and can't wait to see you again!
July 14, 2009
Miss you man. Miss you so much....
May 08, 2009
You are part of the reason I joined the military. This is in memory of you....God Speed Sammie.....
May 06, 2009
Hey Buddy...I'm so sorry I forgot to leave you a little note in your guest book for your birthday, but I got you on myspace, anyways, I just wanted you to know that the family really misses ya, and well, you already know, you're my driving force soldier, so keep me safe, this deployment's for you! LUV YA!
February 27, 2009
February 27, 2009
February 27, 2009
sammie i miss you much and ever day that i wake up i wish it was just all a nightmare. i cant never expespt what has happend and i will never know why you haD TO GO BUT I DO KNOW I NEVER WILL 4 GET YOUR AMAZING SMILE AND ALL THE MEMORIES WE HAD! I WILL NEVER GET OVER THIS BUT IT MAKES ME FILL A LITTLE BETTER KNOWING YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE AND WE WILL ONCE MET UP AGAIN! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS YOU SO MUCH!
February 01, 2009
I love you and miss you Sammie. You were such an awesome guy and i'll never forget you!
January 02, 2009
I did not know Sammie but have recently joined the Patriot Guard Riders and on every mission we go on Sammie is thought of. As are all of our service members.
December 13, 2008
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September 11, 2008
One year ago yesterday. We will never forget
September 10, 2008
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.

The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….

“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”

I did not know Sammie, but I am remembering
his service. He is my hero. !

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The Other Side

i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.

can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.

i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side

the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
(Used with permission)

“I hope it brings great comfort to any and all.
Peace on you. DonCon” 4-2008

The Other Side –
(To hear the song)


Deb Estep ~ Ohio
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Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
August 27, 2008
love is the greatest gift ever... and you gave that to me. you will forever be my superman... i love you more than words can express... you're my soulmate...and i KNOW we'll be together again one day! i'm waiting for you

MRS. sammie e. phillips
July 25, 2008
"All gave some, some gave ALL"- you are gone but will never be forgotten.

617th MP CO
July 06, 2008
still thinking of you every day, sammie!
July 05, 2008
Your memory is still alive and well! You will NEVER be forgotten! We love you and still honor you today and always.
July 04, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Pfc Phillips!
March 20, 2008
Sammie...I can't believe it's been this long since you've been gone. Even though we were not the closest, I consider you a friend. I know that you're in Heaven watching over us man. And I know that one day I will see you again. You are missed.
March 20, 2008
Hi Sammy, I like to believe that you are reading all the wonderful messages people write. I really miss you- we all do. Happy Birthday! Thank you for all the messages coming through that you are ok and doing fine on the "other side". God Bless you and the angles with you.

March 19, 2008
I wish I had known Pfc. Sammie E. Phillips. I honor him for his greatest of all sacrifices for the love of his family and country and for the love of freedom for all. He is a son of every American and we will never forget him. My prayers will continue for his friends and family. My heart grieves with you all as you remember him and the love you have for him. Sammie, thank you. You have run your race and are now in a much better place. Rest in peace, son.
March 19, 2008
I will continue to pray for your family. Your spirit lives on.
March 18, 2008
Father we entrust our brother Sammie to your mercy. You loved him greatly in this life: now that he is freed from all its cares, give him happiness and peace forever. Welcome him now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
May God hold Sammie in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathy.
March 18, 2008
Father we entrust our brother Sammie to your mercy. You loved him greatly in this life: now that he is freed from all its cares, give him happiness and peace forever. Welcome him now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
May God hold Sammie in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathy.
February 10, 2008
I will always remember the day the unit left for Iraq. I was standing in the airport crying my eyes out because my man was leaving for a year, to go to unknown fate. I was running to get one last look at my soldier walking through the checkpoint as I saw a young couple holding each other with tears in their eyes as well. I knew what they were going through and thought that it had to be much harder for them being so young. I reached out to them and told the young soldier that he had many people who would watch out for him and bring him home safe. His wife looked at me and said thank you. I went on my way to find my soldier. I did not know that I was talking to Sammie at the time until I saw his picture in the paper. I cried so hard for him and his family and knowing the words I had spoken to him didn't come true. I know that he was a brave soldier and he helped keep my man safe. For that I will always be thankful. Rest in Peace Sammie, and always know that your National Guard family will never forget your sacrifice.
February 07, 2008
Sam-Bo, I'm missing you too much. I remember opening the Army Times and seeing your last name, but being afraid to look at the picture. It couldn't be true; what was I to do. This strong man whom I've grown to love was gone. Sammie I know we had this tough image, but the way me and you were and the things we shared, I cried. I can't stop crying Sammie for you touched me and still do. I have tears in my eyes as I write this. First, I want to thank you for coming into my life. Me and you were inseperable. When you got smoked, I got smoked. I love you so much. You were young in age, but so wise in mind. I was attached to you for your spirit, motivation, and desire to be better than the rest. If it wasn't for you I don't know how I would've made it through. You motivated me everyday and drove me to be the best that I could be. Sammie I remember all the times we shared and things that we endoured. I remember your mother and wife sending Hanes underwear and T-shirts filled with candy. I remember you and your blisters with your winter boots! I remember you showing me how to get people back for snoring at night. I was the big brother, but you showed so much potential that it felt like we were the same age. I remember the nights we had duty when you would write home to your wife, mother, and little brother. How I tried to convince you to go active so we could always be together. How we use to get the company smoked because they wouldn't shut up. How you always were my battle buddy no matter the cause. How we packed those extra weights in our rucks only to throw them away in the field! Sammie I have so many memories of the time that we shared. The things that stick out to me the most are your wonderful smile that could light up a room, the way respect was given no matter your age, and how we bonded and grew to be brothers. Sammie I regret not coming to Ratcliffe to see you before I went to Korea. Man it hurts me so bad. I wish I could talk to you and laugh like we use to. I think about you daily and have your pictures in my room. I'll never forget you Sammie as you touched my heart like no one has ever done. I talk about you often and never forget my friend. You are the one who changed me and I'll never forget. The tears and the heartache will never go away. As I google you and youtube you. These things will be pushed back though as I remember the good times, your words of encouragement, and your wonderful smile. SAMMIE I LOVE YOU! Never will I forget, but always remember the things you've done and the motivating force to make me push through. Sammie Phillips you are my inspiration and my hero. Your battle buddy forever. Sammie thank you and watch over me for I'll never forget you or the things we endured I love you.
November 10, 2007
Still thinking of you! Vitoria, Ausitn & Andrew
October 19, 2007
Thank you & your family for your sacrifice
October 18, 2007
Thank you for your service to this country. You are trully an American Hero
October 18, 2007
October 13, 2007
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.

Keep the faith. Didn't know him but Thank you!
October 13, 2007
To the Family and Friends of this Soldier:
I will stand in grief with this soldier's family to honor him. For every fallen HERO there is a bright star that shines in the evening sky to remind us of the cherished gift we were given – even if for too short a time.
My heart breaks again as I sign yet another guest book of another courageous young soldier who gave their life so selflessly. I wish I never found myself in a position to have to sign another guestbook for the rest of my life, but I promised Brent that neither he nor any like him would be forgotten and so I will continue until the day there is no longer the need.
We lost our son SFC Brent A. Adams on 12/1/05 and it seems like yesterday. I wish so badly there were things I could say to you right now to make the pain you are feeling go away, but I know first hand there simply are no words that will bring you the comfort and peace your heart aches for. Just know that you are not alone. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you all as you go through this tragedy moment by moment and as you mourn this loss.
We don't know each other, will probably never meet, but will forever be united in the loss of our Heroes. We have, unfortunately joined a group none of us wanted to join, an ever-growing group of families in this situation. May God grant you peace and strength to get through this and be able once again to smile at a memory rather than have only the tears that flow so easily now. To be so proud of your loved one and so saddened at the same time is a mix of emotions very difficult to deal with as our hearts both burst with pride and pain together.
I am sorry that I never knew your soldier personally. While they can never be replaced, neither will they ever be forgotten. You must trust that sometime, someday the loving memories you have will help to sustain you and help you go on. This courageous soldier will forever be your Angel watching over you all for the rest of your lives. It's what brings me some measure of peace and comfort and I hope it will you as well.
To his family and friends in pain, I offer this comfort: When you find yourself in that dark sorrowful place, think not only of how you will miss him, but instead recall the years, days, hours and minutes gifted to you by his presence. The one thing that cannot be taken from you is your wonderful memories that now will mean more than ever.
If you ever want to talk, I'm only an e:mail away and would love for you to tell me more about your Hero.
God Bless this soldier and family who gave all and God Bless for setting up this site where families can so quickly share their condolences and prayers with others like themselves.
Proud Parents of SFC Brent A. Adams, KIA, 12/1/05, Ramadi, Iraq
Pam and Bill Adams, Lancaster, PA
October 11, 2007
Sammie i can't beleave this i never expected this i wish i would just wake up and it will all be a dream! i miss you so much i will never forget the wounderful memories or your beautiful smile it's so hard to except this but i know i will see you again one day helps a little. i will miss you and always love you RIP SAMMIE PHILLIPS!!!!!
October 06, 2007
To the Philips Family,
I want to say that I send my condolences.My name is PFC Maldonado. I wasn't close to Sammy or anything, but I sure do remember him. We went to bootcamp together at Ft. Jackson. I was shocked to see his pic in the ArmyTimes paper. I remeber helping him get ready for graduation w/ his uniform and all. I am currently stationed in Korea. I saw his picture and I wanted to send my condolences. My prayers are with you. May an ever greatful Lord be with your family during this time.
Matt. 11:28-30 "Come unto me all ye that are heavy laden and I will give you rest..." From the short 2 months that I knew him he seemed like a great person. May the Lord's riches blessings be upon you all.
October 06, 2007
SGT. Darin Barbee amd family
October 05, 2007

its hard for everyone knowing that your gone you were a undoubtfully a wonderful person and every minute that passes we are thinking about you, i just hate the fact that you have fallen but at least god was there to pick you up, and we all know your watching over us right now. thank you so much for being a great friend. one day we will party again. rest in peace brother.
October 04, 2007
to the dear ones Sammie has left behind, He is a Hero and he stood up for what he believed in. I have 1 son in the Marines and another gong in this month, as a Mother your heart aches everyday, but you know they are doing what they feel is right and you support them 100%. My heart cries for your family each and everyone of you, just remember Sammie will never be out of your hearts or memories. God be with you all.
October 02, 2007
Sammie, you are a hero who paid the ultimate price for the freedom of so many others. Words cannot express the appreciation we have for you. We will always love you. Regina, John, Vonnie and Lisa.
October 02, 2007
Sammie you will forever be missed

Your favorite Auntie
October 02, 2007
Sammie You maybe gone from us but you will never leave our hearts . kay ,brian,jason & lance.
October 01, 2007
Hey sammie you gave the ultimate sacrafice when u joined. I'll be facing that test soon in less than a month. Be fighting in your memory.
September 30, 2007
You are missed more than words can express. I admire you for what you did and you'll always be my hero. I will never forget you little brother. With all my love, your big sister.
September 29, 2007
With deepest sympathy.
May God Bless You.
Our hearts is with you.
September 28, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
September 28, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
September 28, 2007
sammie soso,
remember that little chinese girl used to call you that when we were little. we have so much memories together, and i will always cherish them. you were my idol. its going to be hard to go on without you. i know that i used to run to you when i got n 2 much trouble, but i know that your above me making sure that i dont. i love you big brother and always remain your lil sis.
September 28, 2007
We know you are smiling down on us from heaven.Thanks for all the memories.
Love Latrese,Nikki,Shakala and Lil Curt
September 27, 2007
We care and share your sorrow and pride.
September 25, 2007
We miss you!
September 24, 2007
From the North Hardin Lions Club,
We were honored to dress the city in the National Colors in your honor. Yours in Motto, Soldier!
North Hardin Lions, Lioness & Leos
September 24, 2007
Sammie,I will always remember when I saw you last & how I enjoyed playing basketball with you.I'm proud to have had you as a brother.
September 24, 2007
Sammie, we want you to know that we miss you & that you will forever be in our hearts, we shall never forget the last meal we had together in in peace son until we meet again.
Your father & stepmother
Ronald & Cheryl Phillips
September 24, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Pfc Phillips and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
September 24, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family! Sammie's smile will always be remembered!! I know the hurt and pain will never go away but we pray that God helps you to cope with the loss!
September 24, 2007
Sammie was a great guy he really was. I knew him and his sister for a long time, but the one thing i remember most about sammie just like everyone else was his big smile. I know nothing can bring him back but I also know he will always be with his wife and family. Sammie keep smiling down on us because what you did was amazing. Deepest sympathy to his family. A hero lives on.
September 24, 2007
Greetings from the USNS Comfort. I have been to 13 countries this summer and know how dangerous it is. God Bless America and esp. our men/women who are out here daily! ps- I am in Guyanna
September 24, 2007
Sammie Phillips was like a little brother to me, he was my brothers best friend! and he was like an uncle to my kids! he was such a happy guy and thats how i will alwasys remember him! keep us smiling SAMMIE! much luv always!
September 23, 2007
all of our thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you for serving your country for all of the freedoms we enjoy. God bless you and your family. forever thankful
September 23, 2007
My deepest sympathy for you and your family. I remember Sammie in school, and though we went seperate ways, I will never forget his heroism. He will be missed and I'll keep him in my prayers.
September 23, 2007
"IF YOU'RE READING THIS..." then you're already home. All I can say, is thank you....
September 23, 2007
I was honored to be invited as a Patriot Guard Rider. I have just retired after 23 1/2 years service in the USAF, I served to the best of my ability but I did not even come close to the sacrifice or service Pfc. Phillips or his family gave. I pray I never will, I can not begin to understand the pain you must be going through. May God bless you and guide you through this tragic loss.
September 23, 2007
Sammie was wonderful person and I enjoyed having the same class together. My heart and prayers go out to his family. We miss you Sammie.
September 23, 2007
Sammie's smile was his trademark. I'm sure he is smiling down on us now. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends. We miss you. Thank you.
September 22, 2007
Thank you Pfc Sammie Phillips for serving my country, I was Sammie's First employer at Dairy Queen, we missed him when he left us at DQ, and we miss him now.
September 22, 2007
We send our deepest regards to the Phillips family. We'll keep you in our prayers.
September 22, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. Sammie was a great guy and soldier and he put his life on the line for all of us. We all thank him for that. May he rest in peace.
September 22, 2007
DEC 27, 1988- JAN 30, 2002
September 22, 2007
Our prayers, thoughts and tears, go out to all of you who were a part of Sammie's life.

September 22, 2007
always remember
September 22, 2007
Sammie has become one of Gods heroes now. I hope his family can find solace in his sacrifice.
September 21, 2007
I never knew Sammie personaly.His wife Ashley and I going in the same college, we was together in one of the classes and have a group presentation. Ashley is great young and bright women ,who was so proud and in love with Sammie.She share there wedding pictures which just happen in may of this year.She was so scared and worry for him going on deployment,but did not show her fear ,instead she bravely,calmly and kindly commune with other sudents.I'm much older and have a son ,who just 20 and enlisted and just got married..Her loss broke our hearts, its became our loss,Sammie's bright and brief life -great example of our youth,our Country, our price for Freedom.My heart goes to Ashley,Ashley and Sammie families.
Ashley! We love you at ATA,we cry and pray for You and Family ,our deepest symphaties.Forever in my heart and prayers.
September 21, 2007
With the deepest regret, I have just learned of the death of Private First Class Phillips. As a Vietnam Veteran and the State Chaplain of the Georgia Sons Of The American Revolution, I speak for our President, Charlie A. Newcomer, III and 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. His life and his love of country epitomized every attribute of patriotism the Sons Of The American Revolution hold dear. And, as Americans, we could never repay the debt we owe him ..!! Nor the debt we owe you… his family!!!
September 21, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy to the Phillips family in the loss of Sammie. I did not know Sammie, 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. Sammie 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

"To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
September 21, 2007
To the Phillips Family, we extend our deepest condolences to you at this time. Our prayer is that you will find comfort in the Lord. He will guide your paths, by ordering your steps. May God continue to watch over all of you. The family of Albert & Carrie Richardson, Winchester, Ky. 40391
September 21, 2007
May God give the family great strength during your time of loss. Sammie will always be remembered for his great courage.
September 21, 2007
My thoughts and prayers go to the family and friends. Sammie Phillips served our country and gave his life for the freedom that we enjoy daily.
September 21, 2007
A real hometown hero.
September 21, 2007
God love and keep you. To feel the calling to fight for our country...people you would never know...that is an awesome thing for such a young man to do. Our thoughts, our prayers and our love go up for loved ones and friends. My heart has been touched by reading all of the comments. To see his picture...he looks like a precious young man. God love you all and God Bless.
September 21, 2007
I do not really know you. However, I have the upmost respect for individuals who go out to serve for our country. You went out as a hero in the eyes of many people. May God bless and comfort your family during this time of sorrow.
September 21, 2007
You are and will always be a HERO. Thank you for your commitment to our country and to our freedom. You will be missed greatly. My prayers are with your family and friends at all times. GOD BLESS!
September 21, 2007
Thank you for serving our country and I am so sorry you had to leave your family so young, only God knows why? I have 2 sons and can't imagine losing them.
September 20, 2007
First i would like to thank Mr. sammie E. Phillips for his sacrifice. The pain of losing a solgier is beyond horrible i know because my brother Spc Jason E. Dore was killed and that really hurt bad. so i send my condolences to Sammie E. phillips and the family and i thank him again for his sacrifice.
September 20, 2007
Thank you so much for your contribution to our country Sammie. We will miss you very much. May the peace of God surround you Ashley and Cassie and both of your families.
September 19, 2007
I know Sammie because he is my brother Tony's best friend. He was Sammie's best man at his wedding just a couple of months ago. I have wonderful memories of Sammie at my parents house. Him and my brother would sit around and watch movies and lift weights. They love eating top ramen noodles with hot sauce. LOl! Tony and Sammie would wrestle and chase eachother all around. My brother would call him "Vato" and they saw eachother every single day. I talk to my brother today and he says he could never imagine have another best friend. He says it just wouldn't feel right. My heart aches for Sammie and the family. I know my family is really feeling this loss-my dad loved Sammie. When Tony got yelled at so did Sammie. It was sort of funny how my family very easily added sammie to our own family. He was expected to come over every day....Sammie- the Gonzalez family loves you and we all miss you. Say hi to my grandmother who's with the lord- she will guide you and keep you safe.

September 19, 2007
Sammie...HERO..just one word to explain who you are to our community, friends and family. In your short life you made a difference in so many lives. The kids at school have nothing but happy memories of frienships and fun times they shared with you. I can't imagine the pain your wife, Ashley and parents, Donnie and Rachel are going through along with your brothers and sister and the rest of your family. It is faith in God that will get them through it. It may be the end of your life here on earth but your eternal life has just begun! Dear Sammie, we know you will be watching over everyone from above and will be waiting for your loved ones when their time has come. Take care of your grand dad up there. I remember the cute little boy playing in the pool. Thanks for giving all you had to make our country a better place to live!

Tammy, Chelsea and Brittanie Owens
September 19, 2007
To the family of PFC Phillips, please accept our heartfelt condolences. Such a fine young hero taken from us to stand a greater watch with God. You must be so proud of his significance. Know that we will never forget Sammie and his sacrifices even though we've never met him. What an honor it will be to ride for Sammie with the Patriot Guard Riders.
September 19, 2007
I did not know you, but would like to send my heartfelt thanks to you for serving our country. You hold the highest honor and respect in my families eyes. My sympathies are with you Ashley.
September 19, 2007
i really dont know you but the thing is you were a hero and you served for our country..and i heard alot of great things about you thanx for doing such a great job and we all kno you are always shining down on us..
September 19, 2007
Sammie Phillips and I did basic training together in S Carolina, and he faced every challenge and lesson with ease, determination, and good humor. I wouldn't have made it thru without Phillips, who always did everything right. (To his wife Ashley -he hung a picture of you in his locker and showed it off to anyone who would look; he was so proud of you, and so in love with you.) Sammie was such a ray of sunshine; I wouldn't have changed anything about him. PFC Phillips was a good soldier, and a good person, and I feel honored to have served our great country with such a great man.
September 18, 2007
If in this land of sandswept winds, and searing heat,
It should be that my life ends, my duty done.
Bring me home to rest in gentle sunshine, rain or snow,
And I will sleep content in this, my native earth.
My duty here on earth is done.
My God has called me home at last.
To Heaven's own reward.
September 18, 2007
Thank you for so bravely serving our country.
September 17, 2007
Sammie, its hard to believe you gone. I met you when i moved to radcliff almost 8 years ago, and was just thinking about the times we had a few weeks prior to hearing this. With you having the courage to go into the military in this time of war, you have given me the motivation to also go. Even though at times we had our differnces, I still would never wish this on anybody, and it's an honor to have known you,
September 17, 2007
Ashley my sympathy to you on the loss of Sammie. I can't imagine the pain you are feeling. One thing that will help ease that pain is God's word the Bible. he assures us: "Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart ad those who are crushed in spirit he saves. Ashley the Bible gives you hope of being with Samie again right here on a paradise earth in the very near future. Their will be no more sickeness nor death. Ashley I hope these words will give you and your family a measure of comfort and strength to endure in this time os such deep sorrow.
September 16, 2007
To The Phillips Family,
I personally do not know the family of this Brave Young Fallen Soldier but as I look at his picture and see that innocent smile on his happy face,I have tears fall down my cheeks. His name unfortunately has been added to the list of the other "Heroes" that have given their life for the FREEDOM of the people of this Country. Kentucky and America has indeed lost a precious young "HERO". May God give you the strength to get through this difficult time and remember "Sammie" will be the shining star watching over all of his family and friends. Thank you "SAMMIE" for the sacrifice you made and you will never be "FORGOTTEN". Rest in peace in the "BEAUTIFUL" and "PEACEFUL" place you now call home. My prayers go out to everyone of his family,his Military Family, as well as everyone who knew him.
Gold Bless,
Betty Howard
A Mother of a Disabled American Veteran
September 15, 2007
Words cannot begin to express the absolute heartache and sympathy felt for the Phillips family. Sammie gave his life for our freedom and for that we are forever indebted to him and his family. My family and I are keeping the Phillips family close to our hearts and prayers at this difficult time. God bless you.
September 15, 2007
Weve had so many good times, I still cant believe your gone. I will ALWAYS remember your smile and the fun times we had in English. Keep watch over us Sammie and God will do the Rest. I know Ashley misses you but she knows she will have you in her life forever. xoxo
September 15, 2007
September 14, 2007
My deepest condolences to the Phillips family, especially to Ashley. May God continue to bless and comfort you. Our loved ones are never truly gone, until we forget them . . . memories are forever and Sammie's service was honorable, unselfish and for all of us to be able to do what do everyday. Thank you Sammie for everything! Rest peacefully.
September 14, 2007
September 14, 2007
I did Sammie and Ashley's wedding and I have never met a sweeter couple. My heart grieves for Ashley and all the family. May Jesus comfort all who mourn.
September 14, 2007
i am so sorry for what has happend i cant beleave it or expect it me and sammie grew up together it kills me memories pop in my head ever day i wish this was all dream and i wake up and he's here but i guess it dont wrok like that we just got to look at the good times i will never forget such a good person with his lovely smile!!! rest in pease sammie! i will never forget yo9u i love you so much and will never forget you rachel iam so sorry and rest of family
September 14, 2007
I was on the convoy and was heart broken to hear that a brother in arms had passed away. While I did not know him in more then passing the Army suffered a great loss. Rest in Peace.
September 14, 2007
Words cannot express our deepest sympathies. My son's say Sammie was a good soldier and a fine young man. He will be greatly missed by his comrades. Your family remains in our prayers.
Terry and Dan Rhodes, parents of SGT Jason Rhodes and SPC Joey Rhodes, serving with B BTRY 2/138th FA (Carlisle) in Iraq
September 13, 2007
As a brother in arms and have been deployed myself I would like to extened my prayers to Sammie and his family, you will be greatly missed by all.
September 13, 2007
God bless Sammie Phillips and all of his buddies that are so brave in the duty of protecting our country. Our heart hurts and our prayers are with all of the families.

May the Healing, Blessings, and Tender Mercies of our God be forever with the family, friends, and buddies of Mr. Sammie E. Phillips.
We pray our Lord Jesus Christ will include His Peace and Love.
Also may the Holy Spirit complete this with His Guidance and Comfort.

Psalm 94:19
In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

Psalm 46:1
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

John 15:!3
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Titus 3:7
That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
September 13, 2007
September 13, 2007
As the mother of a son who is deployed, I want to send my condolences. Please know that there are many, many people who grieve with you.
September 13, 2007
Our thoughts are with the family of Sammie, his friends, and the Soldiers of his unit left to carry on in his absence. May the Lord watch over him, his loved ones and his Unit.
September 13, 2007
God Bless you and I thank you for the greatest sacrafice a mother could make. He did not even know the people he laid down his life for,to keep us safe.
"Thank you son, for your bravery and honorable love for your country. I salute you. may God take you in his arms and hold you and keep you."
You are in my prayers by name now. I did not know your name when I prayed for your safety before tonight.
Betty Dunn
September 13, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
September 13, 2007
Rest in peace brother. You will never be forgotten. God bless you, your family, and your fellow soldiers.
September 13, 2007
We were saddened to hear of your loss... and the loss to our country. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
September 12, 2007
September 12, 2007
To the parents of Sammie, it's so very hard to loose you child and you have so very many questions that seem can never be answered. I know this personally as I too am a Gold Star Mother. God has given me the strength to reach out and help with emotional comfort when and if you ever want to talk, vent, cry or just share memories. May God give you the strength and comfort you need at this time in your life and may His Healing powers of love heal your soul.
In memory of my son SPC Harry (Buck) Winkler III KIA November 12, 2006 Samarra, Iraq
September 12, 2007
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
September 12, 2007
I am writing to offer my condolences to your family over the loss of your HERO Pfc Sammie E Phillips. I lost my son in Iraq on May 6/2007, so I can well understand your pain of losing a loved one so dear.

When things settle down, I recommend that you contact a man named Michael Reagan @

He will draw one portrait of the fallen soldier. He does this for free and will draw any picture of your choosing. He has drawn presidents and other celebrities. My husband and I got one and it has helped me with the healing process. Michael is a truly gifted artist that captures the very essence of the person he draws. I look at my picture everyday and it gives me a connection that I cannot explain.

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.

(Proud mother of Sgt Joel W. Lewis, 5/20, 3-2 SBCT -KIA May 6/07, Baqubah, Iraq)
September 12, 2007
Pfc. Sammie Phillips and Family:

Know in your heart that you are a true hero and will never be forgotten. All gave some, some gave all. Rest in peace. You will be missed by everyone’s life you have touched.

To the family, 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, friends, and all Americans for the sacrifice of one of your family members for our freedom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in the loving embrace of our Heavenly Father.
September 12, 2007
my prayers are with you and your family as well as the rest of the soldiers fighting for us...may god bless you all......
September 12, 2007
may god bless this family and all of our soldiers.
September 12, 2007
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
September 12, 2007
So young, so handsome, so brave and strong....may you rest in God's arms. Farewell Comrade....until we meet again. May God grant peace to the family.
September 12, 2007
May love surround you and strength come from memories of Sammie.

Mother-in-law of Sgt. Eric Conkrght,serving with Carlisle unit in Iraq
September 12, 2007
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. May God be with you at this time of need.
September 12, 2007
One of the soldiers my group just added to our list to send cards and care packages to was in the 2nd BN, 138th FA, Sammie's unit. We know from experience how hard these losses are on their fellow soldiers, to say nothing of how it affects the family, friends, and communities of the fallen heroes. The thoughts and prayers of the Military Family Focus of Garrard County are with you all at this tragic time. May God bless you all.
September 12, 2007
Sammie is sleeping with the angels now... He is in a better place indeed. God bless you and your family..
September 12, 2007
My deepest symathies for your loss. God bess you and your family in your time of need.
September 12, 2007
September 12, 2007
We thank you for being our Kentucky hero. We pray for God to wrap His loving arms around your family and to comfort them. May God take care of all their needs and give them His peace and His Presence.
September 12, 2007
I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
September 12, 2007
Another great soldier from Kentucky. We want to personally thank his family for his service to our country. May you comfort each other in this difficult time. May GOD bless each and everyone of you.
September 12, 2007
To the family of Sammie Phillips, May God be with you in your sorrow, my prayer are with you.So young to be called home but God has a mission for Sammie with him.Jaquetta
September 12, 2007
Our hearts and prayers go out to your family. God Bless you all!
September 12, 2007
Thank you Sammie for making the ultimate sacrifice for your country and the people of Iraq. May the Lord bless and keep your family in this very hard time. My prayers are with you.
September 12, 2007
Please know how Deeply Sorry I am to learn of the loss of Pfc. Sammie E Phillips, the Price this Brave Young Guardsman and his family have paid for this country and for freedom, Will Never Be Forgotten.

May Sammie rest safely now, in the Loving Care of God and may God's Grace and Comfort be with the Phillips family.
There will Never Be Enough Ways to Humbly Thank these Young Heroes for their Sacrifices, my brother among them. Killed in action in Vietnam, in 1967.

"I consider that our present sufferings.
are not worth comparing with the glory
that shall be revealed in us."
~ Romans 8:18 ~

May the Peace of God and your precious memories of Sammie, remain in your heart always and give you comfort and strength through the difficult days ahead.
You are in my thoughts and my prayers.
September 12, 2007
With deepest sympathies in this time of sorrow. May God be with the family and provide comfort and blessings of happy memories in the days to come. We will keep you in our prayers and as a military family we understand the mulititude of emotions you must be experiencing at this time. We thank Sammie for his service and may he long be remembered and honored as an American hero.
September 12, 2007

I have just learned of the death of Private First Class Phillips. As the State Chaplain of the Georgia Sons Of The American Revolution, I speak for our President, Charlie A. Newcomer, III and 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. His life and his love of country epitomized every attribute of patriotism the Sons Of The American Revolution hold dear. And, as Americans, we could never repay the debt we owe him ..!! Nor the debt we owe you… his family!!!

September 12, 2007
From the Mother of an Iraqi soldier who the Lord blessed to come home 2 years ago, my heart breaks for you. You and your family will certainly be in my prayers. Please turn to the Lord for His Almighty comfort.
September 12, 2007
As the mother of a 19-year-old son I understand how Sammie's own mother must be feeling. Blessing to you all.
September 12, 2007
My prayers are with you and your family. My son SGT. Darin Barbee is serving in Iraq with the B BTRY. He said he didn't know Sammie, but he had heard alot of good things about him. May you find peace in the months to come knowing your loved one will be remembered and honored by many. Violet Barbee
September 12, 2007
There is nothing that I can say or do to take away the pain or bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer you and your family my heart felt condolences. I also offer you my prayers that in time the pain will easy and the memories of your HERO will carry you through each day and night. I want to thank your HERO, for his/her selfless act of becoming a member of the armed forces, his/her willingness to defend the United States of America, all that we hold sacred and for the sacrifice that will forever be etched in the memories of all those who knew him/her. Though tears can never bring him/her back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that he/she made and our sorrow at his/her passing. I believe for every fallen HERO there is a star shining brightly up above to remind us of the precious gift we were given.

Your mission on earth is complete and you are now a member of GOD’s Heavenly armed forces. Stand down brave warrior and take your rightful place in Heaven with all the HEROES who have passed before.

I made a special promise to LE RON A. WILSON, a dear family friend who joined the Army with three other friends, one of whom is my son (Le Ron was killed in action on 07/06/07 at the age of 18) on the day he was laid to rest as I touched his coffin, that I would never forget him nor would I forget those that gave their lives for our country before him, with him and after him and so when I came across, I thought what a great way to keep my promise to Le Ron, so I will continue to leave tributes in each guest book until the day there is no longer the need to leave these tributes to a FALLEN HERO.


Currently stationed in Germany
Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
September 12, 2007
May God Bless the family at this time of your loss.
September 12, 2007
I know your in a better place now, May the Lord bless you and your family.
September 12, 2007
Deepest Sympathy.
September 12, 2007
You are in my thoughts & prayers.
September 12, 2007
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. As a military wife and friend of SSGT White we know that your soldier is a hero.
September 12, 2007
September 12, 2007
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
September 12, 2007
He gave the greatest sacrifice of all and I am proud of him and I know you are also. Our prayers are with you and the family.
September 12, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September 12, 2007
my brother ben carter told us about your loss.we are very sorry. God be with you all
September 12, 2007
I didn't know him, but I feel he strongly believed it was his duty to defend this country. I want to thank him and his family for his courage and bravery. God rest his soul.
September 12, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
September 12, 2007
Our hearts and prayers go out to the family. Be strong and comfort one another. God has a mission for Sammie in Heaven.

With Sympathy
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