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July 20, 2013
Miss you man.
February 06, 2013
Such a tragic and senseless act. Your sorrow is shared by many. Use the comfort in God's word the bible to help you over this one year anniversary emotional trial. Ask Him for help and He will give it to you. (Php.4:6 & 7)
January 31, 2013
Thinking of you today...
January 10, 2013
It's taken me a while to write this, though I've wanted to so many times. Your memory lives on through so many people who love you and continuously think of you. You are never far from our thoughts and are always in our hearts. The world is short one amazing man. Rest in peace my friend. I'll keep my memories of you close, always...
December 26, 2012
We may have not known each other very well while attending LHS but I just wanted to say thanks for doing such a heroic act when many would run away from the danger. You are an inspiration to the good of mankind.
August 24, 2012
My children knew Jessie as we are in Thornton too. They went to Horizon and Thornton high. I lost my son nine years ago to a hit and run drunk driver. He was 23. His name was Justin but everyone called him Shadow. My daughter is Adina Rish. I knew Jesse when I saw the picture of him. I am so sorry for your loss, if I can do anything at all please let me know. My cell is 720-979-7990
August 20, 2012
SO SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS MAY HE R.I.P. JESSIE
August 19, 2012
I am truly sorry for your loss. I hope Psalms 72:14 will bring you some comfort at this time.
August 04, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. I worked with John Hook, Jesse's grandfather, and know this has to be so devastating for him and all of you. I pray for him. Please accept my deepest condolences.
August 02, 2012
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOST. MAY THE FOND MEMORIES HELP YOU THRU THIS AND THE LOVE AND COMFORT OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS BUT ALWAYS KNOW THAT GOD IS NEAR TO ALL THOSE LOWLY AT HEART CALL ON HIM.
July 30, 2012
We will miss your spirit Jesse. While I didn't know you, I only hope to be blessed with a friend like you were some day in my life.
July 30, 2012
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
July 30, 2012
Gayel,
Simply another Ojai community member wishing to send you and your family my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. I can only imagine your heartache; but know that we are holding your family in warmest spiritual embrace.
July 30, 2012
To all those who knew Jesse and Gayle, we cannot know your pain, but we stand by you.
July 29, 2012
r.i.p. jesse, may god bless you and your family...love, kristi lee, colorado
July 29, 2012
As a family friend to the Childress family in Redding, Ca. my heart and soul goes out to all of you, I never met Jessi but i know his uncle Aaron very well and if he is anything like him I know that he is a wonderful man... especially after reading all the comments that were written on this site, and the heroism that he displayed on saving a fellow officer... In my book Jessi you are and will always be a true american hero.... I look forward to the day that we can meet in Heaven, and in God's words it shall be only in a blink of an eye.... God bless the whole family.... much love and hugs...
July 28, 2012
I offer my prayers to Jesse's family. I too lost a family member in that senseless shooting and feel your pain. May you find peace on day.
July 28, 2012
My heart and prayers are with you and your family.
July 28, 2012
Prayers for your family from ours
July 28, 2012
Dear family, my heart breaks for the tragedy you had to experience. The world will be empty without Jesse, may we all acquire some of this courage and compassion in a world that needs it badly
July 27, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the entire family.
July 27, 2012
So deeply sorry for your loss. What a true hero. May God comfort you, and keep Jesse until you meet again.
July 27, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time. I lived two doors down from you and I'm sorry to say I didn't really know you but I do feel the pain of your family. RIP, Jesse.
July 27, 2012
no words can express, no words can comfort, no words can heal. Thank you for your service Jesse.
July 27, 2012
Hey Jesse,

I didn't even know that was your first name until this tragedy. I always knew you as Evan. Good to read through these rememberances and learn new stuff about you. I always wondered why you shaved off your awesome beard! I'll miss you out on the football field. It just won't be the same not seeing you out there.

RIP Evan
July 27, 2012
For the loved ones of Jesse Childress, may you find peace in the love and memories of Jesse.
July 27, 2012
I am sorry this happened to you Jesse you are a true hero. May you find peace and hapiness in heaven.
July 27, 2012
My heart goes out to Jesse family & friends and all the other families involved in this horrible tragedy. May God grant you strength and courage to get through this tragic time.
July 26, 2012
I salute your veteran. My condolences for your loss and gratitude for your loved one's service to our country. It was my honor to have served with Jesse. He was a wonderful young man and will be remembered always.
July 26, 2012
I am proud to have been one of Jesse's high school English teachers at Littlerock High School. My remembrances of him are all positive--he was a kind, sweet, quiet young man with a magnetic smile. He died as he lived, doing what was right. My condolences go to his heartbroken family and friends. I am proud to have known him. God bless his parents who have to carry this unbearable burden that his untimely demise has brought to them.
Mary Simpson, Palmdale CA
July 26, 2012
A hero remembered by all forgotten by none My sincerest condolences to his family i will forever keep you in my heart thoughts & prayers may god give you strength & comfort in this tragic time please remember someone in Louisiana cares & will hold everyone involved in her heart forever
July 26, 2012
I am saddened to hear of your sudden loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.-LaLande(Lafayette,La.)
July 26, 2012
To Jesse andyour family we are sorry this happened to a great young man who will never be forgotten.we met you 20 some years ago and you were a great friend of Trevor and it hit hard on him. But he will remember all your good times together .R.I.P.Jesse and God Bless your Family. Love Trevor;s Grandma and Grandpa Marge and Gene Hopfensperger ,Sparta Wi.
July 26, 2012
Sorry for your loss.
July 26, 2012
July 26, 2012
Our condolences go out to all of your family, Shannon and Lisa. We are so sorry that this has happened to a fine young man and to all of you. Your friends in Ojai are more than saddened and you are in our hearts.
July 25, 2012
I never met or knew you, however, you have deeply touched the hearts in my family! Thank you for your military service, you will always be a TRUE Hero!
July 25, 2012
Jesse, Thank you for serving our Country. You truly are a hero. We are so sorry to your family for tremendous, senseless loss of such a wonderful, loving, caring soul. Our prayers are with all of you for comfort and healing. Love in Christ, Pastor Dan and Debra Capperrune
July 25, 2012
I was there the day Jesse came in to interview for the job at the 310th. I will never forget that long beard he had and thinking about how he was going to have to shave it off. I got to be the one to issue him his first set of Air Force ABUs. Although I only worked with him for a short time, his memory will be with me always. I offer my deepest condolences to his family and to all those whose lives he touched.
July 25, 2012
My heart goes out to the whole family during this tragic time. Sending love and healing thoughts to all.
July 25, 2012
To Our Dear Gayel and Family-
Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you during this incomprehensible tragedy.
Love Donna and all of us at FOTM
July 25, 2012
Dearest Sister,

Sending you open arms, warm smiles and gentle hugs to you and your family.

Peace be still,
July 25, 2012
So very sorry for you and your family. My thoughts are with you.
July 25, 2012
Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sarah Jenks Flesher
July 25, 2012
Sending my prayers and heartfelt condolences to Gayel and all who knew and loved Jesse.
July 25, 2012
Gayle, our thoughts and prayers and with you and your family.
July 25, 2012
god bless you!! my prayers are with you all
July 25, 2012
My sincere sympathy for your great loss. May the Good Lord embrace you during your grief.
July 25, 2012
God bless this family. Collin, stay strong and take care of yourself in this time of turmoil.
July 25, 2012
You made Europe special for us. You were kind, and had a smile that lit up a room. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts with your friends and family.
July 25, 2012
I work with a company based out of the area that this tragedy occured in, and having the same name- I got a call asking me if I was okay and if this was me. I have the same name, and it is a rare one. I am in South Carolina, but have been traveling this summer.
My thoughts go out to this young man, and my heart to his family. Godspeed.
July 25, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 25, 2012
Eternal Rest Dear Jesse; God Bless your Dear Family.
July 24, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers to Jesse's family and friends.
July 24, 2012
Jess- you have accomplished so much in your short time here. Your family is in my prayers during this confusing and very sad time.
July 24, 2012
Thank you SSgt Childress for your service, I only worked with you for a week but I could tell you were a really cool, chill dude. You will be missed. God bless your family, and look after them like I know you will.
SrA Nelson
July 24, 2012
Jesse, Thanks for your service. The Air Force will miss you, too.
July 24, 2012
I know Jesse is in GODS hands now
July 24, 2012
To the Childress Family

My prayers are with you and

all those lost. I know what a great friend Jesse was to my son Alex and his family. They played ball together and ran the tough mudder togetber. He was a truly a great person and will truly be missed.. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY in the upcoming days.
July 24, 2012
Im very sorry for your lost my son is in the air forces and used to work with your son we are very sorry god bless he will be in our prayers.
July 24, 2012
With my Deepest Sympathy. Know that many share in your grief. God Bless you all.
July 24, 2012
Our heartfelt sympathy for Jesse's family and friends. You'll be missed. You'll be remembered.
July 24, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Jesse Childress. May Jesse always be remembered. R.I.P.
July 24, 2012
Rest in Peace! Heartfelt sympathy from Lansing, MI.
July 24, 2012
To The Childress family

What a tragedy, I am so sorry for your lost. It is very hard to even comprehend what has happen. But be certain that God knows how you feel and “he will heal your brokenhearted heart and binds your painful spots.” Psalm 147:3
July 24, 2012
RIP-Love & Prayers to the family from Texas
July 24, 2012
Heartfelt Sympathy from the Lenexa KS community
July 24, 2012
To the entire Childress family. I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with all of you. In such a tragic time. May God bless all of you. Tammy Shorb (Hagerstown Maryland)
July 24, 2012
John, Anita, Gail, and family...may God give you comfort and healing during your time of grief and senseless loss...my heart is breaking for you.
July 24, 2012
Had the pleasure of working with Jesse for a brief time in Kuwait. He was a great person and will be missed. My condolences to the Childress family.
July 24, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family> May God Bless You!
July 24, 2012
My deepist condolences to the entire family...may god watch over Jesse as well as the family you are in our prayers
July 24, 2012
With deepest sympathy to the Childress Family. May god provide you peace in this time of need.
July 24, 2012
Deepest Sympathy for your loss.
July 24, 2012
Childress Family, My condolcenes to the entrie family. May the God who gives comfort gives peace be with all of you.-RO.15:33
July 24, 2012
With deepest sympathy to the Childress family during your time of grief...Psalm 46:1...God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
July 24, 2012
July 23, 2012
I worked with Jesse at Schriever, he was on orders to help get all the computers up in the new 310 SW bldg. I'm a recruiter who works there and always asked he to fix my problems, he always did, he was a hard worker! While he was fixing my stuff I would always talk to him about how things were going on with him, we talked about his past in the Army, because I used to be Army too, and what was going on in his future. I know he was taking a break from school and was looking at all kinds of things for later on after he got off his orders. Jesse was a really nice guy, quiet and very friendly, he would always do what he could for anyone. My heart goes out to his family and his close friends, I know he will be missed! I just found out about this tonight from my wife and I was shocked, it hit hard, I'm still dumbfounded thinking about it.
July 23, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. We can feel your sorrow and our hearts are broken. The Word of God says..." I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." John 14:18 ~God Bless You~
July 23, 2012
I have never met Jesse but wanted to extend my sincere condolences to his friends and family. He will never be forgotten. Please take comfort in knowing that the world mourns Jesse with you today. You are in my prayers.
July 23, 2012
RIP my friend. Thoughts and lots of prayers to the family.
July 23, 2012
Jesse was a kind and sincere young man with a great sense of humor. It is an honor to have served with him. My family's thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and loved ones.
July 23, 2012
To each family member and friend that is suffering, i pray for each one of you during this difficult time. It breaks my heart to hear our community lost a hero. I didnt have the honor to know Jesse but we did go to same school and and i still live in lake los Angeles. It is such a sad time for our community and our class. Jesse you will be remembered as an American hero, thank you for your service to our country and the safety you and your fellow soldiers do to keep my family safe. My deepest condolences to ur family and friends.
July 23, 2012
What an incredible sacrifice this man made. God bless his family during their time of grief
July 23, 2012
May you be strengthened in the days to come. My prayers are with you.
July 23, 2012
Blessed is he who lays down his life for his brother. That is the ultimate expression of love. I know the Lord will honor that. May your family be blessed and comforted at this time. May you all find peace and love in our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Jesse was a friend and fellow Airman with my
daughter Nicolette.She has only wonderful words to describe your son. Many will miss him terribly. Thankyou for your military service, it means so much to me.
July 23, 2012
May peace be with you Jesse. My deepest sorrows go out to you, your family and friends.
July 23, 2012
I'm crying with you, Gayle...sending with all my love
July 23, 2012
I became friends with Jesse in Germany while we both served in the same unit while he was in the Army. He had so many friends. He was blessed with great wit and was always trying to get everyone to laugh. He loved the Broncos and the LA Dodgers.
He always talked about getting out of the Army and moving back to Colorado. I remember going to an opening night showing of Transformers II with about 15 friend, among them were Jesse and my 5 year old son.
Jesse sat next to my son that night and I know that if that same madness would of happened then, he would have protected my boy if I couldn't have.
Jesse was a great Non-Commissioned Officer, Patriot, and friend.
He will be missed by everyone who knew him.
I would like to send my deepest sympathy and prayers to Jesse's family and loved ones,
July 23, 2012
May God walk beside you and give you peace during this awful time.
July 23, 2012
Jesse you were always a beautiful and loving person. You touched many lives and you will always have a special place in my heart. Pooh Bear and Tiger for ever.
Kwa'Neisha Brown
July 23, 2012
Although I didn't know Jesse, I do know his grandma, Gayle. Sending my love and prayers to Gayle and her family during this difficult and sad time.

Arline Tepper
July 23, 2012
you will be missed
July 23, 2012
May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand...
Jesse, may your soul rest easy and may God shed his healing graces upon your family in this time of loss. What happened to you was senseless and horrible. I am glad I had the opportunity to have you as a classmate in highschool, your smile was infectious and will always be remembered.
July 23, 2012
Jesse will truly be missed by everyone who knew him. He was a kind and giving person always thought of others before himself. Although we have not spoken since high school he was always one of those people that I will always remember. Forever in our hearts but never forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his family and friends. Jesse my friend we miss you
July 23, 2012
Sending love and prayers of support and healing to your family and friends and Jesse. Love transcends time, space, and distance...
July 23, 2012
I did not know Jesse, but I am very good friends with his grandmother Gayle. I have thought, many times, what I would feel like if I had lost one of my grand daughters, and my heart goes out to her for her loss. I know she lost a son, many years ago---and now her son has lost a son. SO VERY, VERY SAD! My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.
July 23, 2012
Jesse was always always a cool kid all the time I have known him growing up.. And I am very sad to see such a great guy with a huge heart lose his life at such a young age... You will be VERY missed by so many.. A perfect example of a TRUE hero... R.I.P Jesse
July 23, 2012
Beyond even my own name... deep sympathy
July 23, 2012
An exemplary person has been taken from this world, one who undoubtedly touched many lives. I had the pleasure of meeting Jesse and spending time with him and his Colorado family off and on throughout the last 8 years. An excellent friend if there ever was one. Taught me a lesson on what it is to be a good person and a friend and I will hold a special place in my heart for him forever. My thoughts are with his family and friends during this time. May he rest in peace.
July 23, 2012
oro muito para que Deus possa confortar , os corações dessas familias que perderam seus entes queridos
July 23, 2012
To Gayel Childress and to John Hook, grandmother and grandfather of Jesse Childress -- my sincere condolences upon losing this fine young man to a senseless crime which has outraged and saddened all of us. Peace and blessings to you and your families.
July 23, 2012
Jesse, you were my best friend for 24 years, you were more of a brother to me than a friend. I am really struggling with you being gone. You didn't deserve this! Never, in all the 24 years I've known you, have you done anything bad. You will never be forgotten Jesse. You are certainly irreplaceable as my friend and brother! I am here with your family in Colorado grieving. I miss you so much! RIP My sweet friend!!!
July 23, 2012
I did not know Jesse, but I have a connection as former USAF. As with the many, I am shocked and saddened by the horrible events. My prayers go out to the family.
July 23, 2012
We're so sorry. Keeping all of you in our prayers.
July 23, 2012
We are longtime friends of Jesse's grandmother - who is a very talented & highly respected artist in Ojai, CA.

We were devastated to learn of this horrific tragedy.

Our thots & prayers are with Jesse's family.

God Bless Jesse & his family.

Wayne & Lynn Flaaten
Whidbey Island, WA
July 23, 2012
Each of us wishes we could be this brave when we finally travel to heaven. I send my thoughts and prayers for your family and friends. But more I will honor you by cheering for the Broncos for at least one game this fall. You are one of our super heros. Bless you.
July 23, 2012
My heart goes out to Sergeant Childress's family. It is always a tragedy when not only a fellow service member, but a fellow Childress is taken away like this. You will never be forgotten.
July 23, 2012
My condolences to the family and friends.May he rest in peace.
July 23, 2012
My condolences to Jesse's young family. I did not know him, but read about him in the paper. He was obviously a very principled person and a hard worker. May the "peace of God that excels all thought" help you at this difficult time. Philippians 4:7
July 23, 2012
I've had the pleasure of serving with many of your former soldiers. Your legacy will continue on through strong competent leaders.
July 23, 2012
Even though I didn't directly know you, I've heard stories and influences you've made on some of my closest buddies in the military. To see them torn and leave their remembrances shows how much of a positive impact you had on them. You will not be forgotten that's for sure. Peace and Respect. My condolences.
July 22, 2012
I had the honor to have served with Jesse as a soldier in Germany, and to have worked with him for a brief time as a civilian in Kuwait. I am grief-stricken at this tragic loss, and have nothing but the best of memories to remember him by. Jesse was nothing less than the best a man could be.
July 22, 2012
You and the loved ones that you leave behind are in our prayers. Thank You for your brave service to our country. May you rest peace.
July 22, 2012
How small our world is. To work "with" you on opposite sides of the world in the Army, and to meet up in Colorado with you in the AF. You leave behind many friends that grieve at your passing, even here in Hawaii. We are all missing our fellow Soldier... Comrade.... Friend. God speed bro!
July 22, 2012
What a good guy! A fellow Airman! We played ultimate frizbee three weeks ago, saw you play volleyball this week. Had lunch together at least twice a week for the past month.. you will be missed!
July 22, 2012
I knew the Jesse who was a perservering college student. Although I didn't know him too well, I was so saddened to hear that he was among the victims in the senseless tragedy. My thoughts and condolences to hisa family and friends.
July 22, 2012
Thank you for your service, your a hero to everyone!! May you rest in peace
July 22, 2012
Thank you for your service to our country. It shouldn't have been like this, but may you find peace. My deepest condolences to those you leave behind.
July 22, 2012
I am so sorry for your Loss, I would like to say Andrew Livingston , My nephew is in the Air Force with him and did go to the Movies, was with him and many friends that night, I am so hurt by this loss. Our Family will pray for your Family..
Cynthia Sellers, Kingwood Texas
July 22, 2012
I had the pleasure of working with Jesse in Colorado Springs. He was a thorough, gifted, nice young man. It pains me greatly to hear of his passing as a result of such a senseless event. I truly pray that his family finds peace.
July 22, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
July 22, 2012
Our hearts go out to The family and friends. The family and friends and in our thoughts and prayers daily at this very difficult time. May you Jesse E Childress rest in peace. Jesse E. Childress You Will Be Missed by many but never ever forgotten!
July 22, 2012
July 22, 2012
Our condolences to Jesse's family and friends. We are so grateful for Jesse's honorable military service, but know the loss to the military pales compared to pain you feel. We pray that God may extend a great comfort to your hearts as you walk through this time of grieving, and know that all of America shares your hurt and loss.
July 22, 2012
My son is AF also, from a military mom I am so sorry for your horrible loss, I can't imagine your pain..I will pray for Jesse's soul and peace for you..
July 22, 2012
July 22, 2012
It was an honor to have served with Jesse. My sincerest condolances to his family, friends and fellow Reservists across the entire 310th Space Wing. He will surely be missed. M. Zayatz
July 22, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, may she rest in peace.
July 22, 2012
My thoughts remain with you and your loved ones throughout this painfully tragic time in their lives. Rest in peace, Jesse.
July 22, 2012
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July 22, 2012
I went to Cyber Ops training with Jesse and played two rounds of golf with what I call a "go to guy". Jesse, I will miss you and thanks for being that great humble human being and making my life better for just being my friend. 3D0X2 for ever!!!
July 22, 2012
July 22, 2012
My heart goes out to family and friends of Jesse E. Childress. I pray for your healing.
July 22, 2012
I am truly sorry that this has happened to you and to everyone else that was a victim. May you rest in peace and I pray your family finds the faith to get through this. RIP
July 22, 2012
My heart and prayers goes out to the family.I'm so sorry for your loss.God Bless.
July 21, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with all. He will always be with you in your hearts. He is at peace with God.
July 21, 2012
As I had grown up and raised my own kids in Aurora area. I feel the loss of everyone them as if they are part of my family. I know they all will be missed by us all. As I now live in South Carolina I know that everyone of them has touched all of our hearts and souls and will always be remembered. As all there life's were Special to all of us and will be missed.
July 21, 2012
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
July 21, 2012
July 21, 2012
My condolences to the family of Jesse. It pains me that this soldier senselessly lost his life on the very soil he was willing to give his life to protect. May you have some peace till you meet him again.
July 21, 2012
Jesse will be missed! His friends and family are in my thoughts and prayers. I worked with Jesse at DeVry University.
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