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July 23, 2017

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July 23, 2017

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February 27, 2010
James and I went to school from elementary and ultimatley graduated (ironically) right behind me in line for high school, he was a good person, always had a laugh and extremley intelligent. HM3 James Layton You will be missed and you will never be forgotten. My condolences to your family, I will always be honored to know i had he priviledge to spend countless hours in school talking about heavy metal bands and laughing. Semper Fidelius OORAH!!!!
February 09, 2010
It is difficult to adequately express my condolences to Corpsman Layton's family upon his death. I am the uncle of 1st Lt. Michael E. Johnson - the Marine James was administering to when both were mortally wounded in Kunar Province on 9/8/09. Mike's twin brother lives here in Corvallis, Oregon - Mike's widow, Durinda, lives down I-5 in the Salem area. For those of you who attended the Okinawa ceremony, you may have met them and Mike's other brother, Steven. I see all of them when I can - however, it is still painful as the teams loss seems so recent. Mike sent a wonderful photo of his Team - I've saved it on my computer. I look at the photo and think of them often, especially at night. Our prayers, love and respect go out to the Layton family.
January 23, 2010
James was a very good friend of mine.I miss u James...

Kayla .D.
December 11, 2009
To the family of James our sympathy and prayers go to you. Heroes and their families should never be forgotten for without them we would not have the freedom we have. My name is Betty Nielsen the founder of Freedom Quilts a non profit organization that makes quilts to honor our heroes and give them to the parents of our heroes that have died. It would be the greatest honor to design and make a quilt to honor your son. I design each quilt with honor and respect to our fallen soldiers and respect for the family. I take pictures that you send and put them on the quilt along with their hobbies and sports and anything else that you wish on the quilt. The quilt is a gift from us to you it is my way of honoring this wonderful young man and his family. If you would like to contact us to receive a quilt then here is my email and my website is I start this project after 9-11 and now over 8 years I have continue it for our fallen soldiers families. Again I would be more then honor to do this for you. Your son gave it his all I want to give to his family by honoring his memory in a quilt.
November 23, 2009
My heartfelt sympathy to the Layton family and friends in the loss of James. I did not know James, 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. James 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

November 01, 2009
To the family of Petty Officer 3rd Class James Layton:
James 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"
October 31, 2009
To the Family of James R. Layton

James was a good friend of mine we were in corp school together, for that short couple of months we were inseperable.I'm very sorry for your loss, it also a huge loss for me I miss him very much.
October 24, 2009
I am Jamsey Ray's grandmother, Shirley Hughes. Brent, his father is my son. It has taken so long for me to write in this guest book because of such profound feelings of pain and sorrow I have felt at the loss of this sweet, precious boy. His family and I will never be the same, it has altered each of us forever -
I have the most cherished memories of him as a baby, child, young teen and man, that I shall treasure the rest of my days. I know when he got to heaven, a place was reserved for him, for God knows every hair on our head. Papa Ray and all of those who went on before, I know were there to greet him and welcome him into God's arms. He was a beautiful gift to our family, his friends and all those who cared for him. Through all of this we have found dear people who didn't even know him, yet admired and honored him for his sacrifice. Thank you all for your loving care!
He was truly blessed by God - please continue to pray for him and his family, so that we will somehow get through this with grace and dignity for that's what James would want. He used to say to ease my concerns, "It's all good, Mema (he named me this when he was small and all my grandchildren have continued to do the same)."
I miss him every moment of every day and pray for our soldiers, their safety and all of their families. He will forever be my precious love and I look forward to being with him on the other side of the sky someday -

Love Always, Mema
October 21, 2009
To the Family of James R. Layton HM3/USN:

I am truly sorry for your lost. I was born and raised in Stockton and have relatives who reside in Riverbank. I can not find the words that can ever fill the void of your lost. My prayers are yours......

October 21, 2009
To HM3 Layton's Family:

I just wanted to let you know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers everyday. I didn't know James, but my husband did and was with him as they went into the valley that September day. I attended the Memorial in Okinawa on October 8, 2009 and I could tell that James touched many lives while he was here. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.


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