I was with andrew at 2-7 Cav and he was an outstanding person and will be missed and he unknowing set my life on a different course.. Andrew your one of gods troopers now..
To the Sipple Family:
I know that I have you at a disadvantage because we have never met or spoken to one another...and I apologize for that.
It is the Friday of Memorial Day weekend and I am compelled to let you that your son has been in hearts and minds this entire week.
As a class project, my 14 year old daughter was asked to select a fallen solider to honor. Part of her requirements were to independently select a service person, research their life and report to there class. My daughter Victoria has selected your son Andrew.
After her class presentation was completed, she took it upon herself to place the Bio she had written about Andrew and hung it in our kitchen along with his photograph. She has made it a personal mission to tell all who enter our home about his life.
I can only imagine how difficult this weekend is for both you, your husband and Andrew's siblings, but we as a family, wanted your family to know that Andrew is being honored and thought of in the highest regards this weekend.
We send our deepest thanks and appreciation for his service and sacrifice and wish you find some peace and joy in knowing that others are thinking of him.
Andrew I knew you for only a year and a half. You were the best pal ever. Anytime I needed anything even if it was a ride to go anywhere I wanted you always said yes. Brother I wish I was with you in Kandahar, unfortunately I was on the other side of Afghanistan. I wish I could see you right now man. I just miss you so much. You were a brother to me. If I could go back I would have died with you brother. I miss you brother so so much. It saddens my heart to know your gone but know you are never forgotten. I will never forget you Sipple. I'm gonna miss that smile and everything that you did to make me Lee and Dave happy man. You always made sure we were ok. I miss you man. Words cannot express of how much the FIST team misses you. And to the rest of the Sipple family, Andrew was the best man ever and it was a honor to serve with him. I am so sorry for your loss. Much love
To the Sipple Family, Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one Andrew, and my sincerest gratitude for his service for our country.
May he rest in peace and may you have comfort and healing for your loss.
I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Andrew will 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.
For those missing in action;for those who didn't make it home.I know you're in God's presence you are not alone.For every neatly folded flag;for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory. I salute you, allow me the honorto 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.
I Salute You.
Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt
SGT. David M.Fisher KIA 12/1/04 Iraq -
My heart breaks for each one of you. Your precious son, brother, nephew, grandson.... has given the severest of sacrifices. I am praying for your comfort, peace, to feel the tender love of our Father. You are in my prayers.
Lois Douglas (Raleigh)
I am sorry to read of the passing of Andrew. My deepest sympathy to his family which includes his Grandmother from Fairhaven, where we recently lost another treasured soldier.
While visiting my son and his family on Copper Lane today, they pointed out the many US flags flying in the neighborhood and told me the reason for their presence was to honor your son, Andrew, for making the ultimate sacrifice for his country.
This occurred in my family in 1966 when my brother-in-law was killed in Vietnam prior to the birth of his first child. Hearts were very heavy for a long period of time. Today my heart goes out to you and your family for your loss. May your many happy memories of Andrew help to sustain you during the difficult days ahead.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I thank you for Andrew's unselfish, dedicated service to our country and the great sacrifice you, as his parents and siblings, have made also.
When I heard the news about Andrew (Drew, as I remember always calling him) my heart sank. I extend my greatest sympathy to the Sipple family. I only have fond memories of growing up on the same street as the Sipple family lived, playing and baby-sitting. That is the only way to remember Drew, fondly. He was always fun-loving, always smiling, and I will think of him that way always. He is our hero for his service to our country. I wish Steve, Beth, Kate, Ben, Jake, and all other members of the family strength during this time of sadness. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our heros will never be forgotten.
The Rodriguez Family
LCpl Matthew R Rodriguez
KIA Afghanistan - 12/11/13
Dear Mr and Mrs Sipple, Katherine, Benjamin and Jacob, I am so very sorry to learn of your loss. Everything I have learned about Andrew lets me know that he was a wonderful young man, and a true patriot. I will always keep him in my prayers, along with all of you and his wider circle of family, friends and military brotherhood. I cant know how you feel, I can only tell you that Andrew is my Hero for serving in our Military.
"Angels Always Remember" is on Facebook and our group honors and respects our Heroes by never forgetting them or their loved ones.
Prayers for you and your family during this time of loss. Our nephew and his MPC died in Afghanistan in May, 2013 and the feelings of loss and grief are ever present with us. Know that you are being prayed for during this very difficult time for your family.
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son and in my view a national hero. Our nation was so fortunate to have Andrew serve our nation in this fight against terrorism. My deepest sympathies.
Beth - My heart aches for you and your family. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Steve and Family,
I looked through the slide show of Andrew, and was moved at all of the events that the pictures portrayed. He had a great life...one cut way to soon.
I am so sorry for your loss, and my prayers are with you and your whole family during this tough time.
We are indeed grateful for his unselfish sacrifice, the ultimate sacrifice, to serve our country.
Please know that your old Tekelec co-workers, as well as me, are thinking of you during this trying time.
God bless you and your family,
Grant Hignite (Raleigh)
rest in peace andrew, to your family and friends may the memories of this wonderful soldiers life fill your hearts with beautiful memories
god bless you andrew
Steve and Beth,
We have thought about Andrew and both of you every day since Danny called. There is nothing we can say, but to let you know Andrew and both of you are in our prayers, and also the prayers of our church members.
Dan & Lois Stewart
Steven & Beth,
I read about your loss in the newspaper and wanted to thank you for your son's ultimate sacrifice for our country. Thanks for raising such a selfless and caring young man. I'm praying for you and your families strength during this very hard time may GOD hold you closer than ever!
Kimberly McCreary (Fuquay-Varina, NC)
I am so sorry to read about the loss of your son. What a wonderful and brave young man. Please accept my deepest sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Marian Mindel ( from the DAMA old team)
Beth and Steve,
I've thought about you every day since hearing the news about Andrew. I am so sorry for your loss of a beautiful, talented, selfless son. I ran through your neighborhood the other night and was so moved by the flags and support. Please know that I'm thinking about you and praying for you in these days.
What do you say at a time like this. Stay strong and you and Beth know what a remarkable son Andrew is, a role model for all young teenagers, I am so sorry for your loss and I am praying for your family in this time of need.
God Bless all of you
Beth, Steve and Family,
Scott and I are so sorry to learn of Andrew's death. He was too young to die, and he was in a terrible place, far from home. Still, he was a hero, fighting the good fight that our country/government sent him to fight. Our thoughts are with you....your loss is great. I hope that knowing that your friends care about you and are thinking about you will help in some small way. Karen Blanchard and Scott Stevenson
Beth and family - My deepest sympathies to you all for the loss of Andrew. I thank him for his service to our beloved country. My prayer is that comfort comes to you in many forms and in great waves...
(we used to work together at Copernicus IRB)
Beth. Steve, Jake, Ben and Katherine,
My deepest sympathy. We all grieve with you for the loss of Andrew.
Beth, Steve, Katherine, Jake,and Ben,
We are so terribly sorry to hear about Drew. We will always remember Drew and his service and sacrifice for our country. We are all thinking of you and we send our heartfelt sympathy.
Becky and Mike Brady, Sarah, Mitch, and Laura
Beth and family, I was very sad to hear of the loss of your beloved son. My condolences to you all. I will hold you in my thoughts and prayers.
Beth and Family,
I was so sad to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know God will strengthen you during this difficult time.
Your EPA family member
Steve, Beth, Katherine, Jacob, and Ben -
We are so sad to know of Andrew's passing. I had a great conversation with Andrew a few Christmas's ago at the Piedrahita's house, and was impressed with how gentle, smart, and thoughtful he was. I had not seen him since he was really young, and I came away from that conversation knowing what a great young man he had become, and feeling lucky to have a connection with your wonderful family. I know you are proud of your brother and son, and we are all sad to hear of his passing.
Liza, Ken, Mary, Kate, and Alec
Beth, Steve, Jacob, Katherine and Ben,
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time of loss.
I will hold you in my heart and mind.
Cynthia Brown (DB)
Steve and family,
My heart broke at the news of your loss. No parents, no siblings are ever ready for such tragedy. My heart goes out to you in these trying times. I wish courage and strength.
Beth and family,
We are very sad to hear about Andrew's passing. May God comfort you and help you through these extremely difficult times. You are in our prayers,
Michael, Graciela, Matt and Maria Cecilia White
Steve, Beth, and family,
We are so sorry to hear about Andrew's death. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.
It made my heart heavy to hear of this. There aren't adequate words. I will hold your family in the light.
Steve and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I wish you strength and courage.
Dear Steve and family,
I am hoping for you that in time shorter than you can imagine your sorrow and loss will be eased by fond memories and happy times with Andrew.
Blessings upon you,
Steve and family,
"May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.May the sun shine warm upon your face.May the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, May the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand." ~Irish Blessing
Steve and Beth, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Beth, Steve, Katherine, Jacob and Ben-
We are so deeply saddened to hear about Andrew. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you much strength, courage and love.
With deepest sympathy,
Joey, Collins, Anne and Caroline Williams
Steve, Beth, Katherine, Jake, and Ben, there are no words that are adequate enough during this time. Andrew was a sweet young man and a blessing to his country, community, and family. We are praying that God grant you strength and peace. May He wrap His loving arms around you. Please let us know if you need anything at all. Love, April and Jordan
Beth, I am at a loss for words to convey my sadness and condolences to you and your family. I have thought of you often since hearing the sad news. you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Beth,Steve,Katherine,Jake and Ben, Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Andrew's death. We are here to support you in your grieving process.
With heartfelt thoughts of peace and courage for you, Mike, Debbie, Tyler, Hunter and Haley Van Horn
Beth and Family, We are deeply sadden by the loss of your son and all the men and women who have paid the ultimate price while serving our country! As a proud (retired) military family, we know that it takes a special and brave soul to be willing to protect this country at all cost and for your son's dedication and courageous efforts, we can't thank him enough. He is a true hero and as we continue to pray for your family during this most difficult time, we hope that the loving memories you shared with him, will provide some comfort in knowing that now he has returned to the Father to receive his Crown! God Bless you and your family!! Sincerely, Debra Lee and Family.
Condolences to the family. I did not know Andrew but I know young men and women like him. We have a daugther who served 5 years and a son who is still serving. One of the greatest gifts we have been given is to meet and get to know our best and bravest like Andrew. Our heart goes out to this family, I have no words to ease your grief other than to say that Andrew is a hero, may God bless his soul, and help heal your heart. Andrew, and you will be in my prayers tonight and forever.
Beth, and family, I can't conceive of how it is to loose a child. I am in Tennessee tending to my 92 year old mother, so I can't be there with my in person concordances. All I can do is to say I am truly sorry for your loss and send my deepest sympathies.
Steve, Beth, Katherine, Ben, and Jake: We are so sorry to hear about Drew. We are very appreciative for his service to our country and will always remember him. It seems like just yesterday we saw him walking down the street as a child. Time goes by so fast. Our deepest sympathy and thoughts are with you all. Love, Jill and Bill
Beth, Steve, Katherine, Jake and Ben - We are so sorry to hear about Andrew. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We are grateful for his service to our country. Lisa, Jamie, Cannon and Jackson Duke
Beth and family:
We are so sorry for your loss and wish you much strength and peace as you navigate this difficult time. You all are in my thoughts.
Cynde Greene and Peter Fellman Medfield, MA
We are so sorry to hear about Andrew. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Tammy & Gary Stambaugh
Dear Steve, Beth, Katherine, Ben and Jake,
We were devastated to hear about Andrew. Words can not express the sorrow we feel for you and your family. Andrew was such a kind, intelligent individual. Serving his Country is an example of the kindness of his heart. We cherish the times our families spent together when our kids were in preschool. You all are such a loving family. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dave, Julie, Laura and Megan Frederick
It deeply saddens me to hear of the loss of your dear son. We are so grateful for his service and so sorry for the sacrifice, the loss of his life. We are proud of this young man for the work he chose to do to keep our country free. I am so sorry for your grief and your pain. I pray for these young men everyday. Your son will not be forgotten. God Bless!
Beth, Steve, Katherine, Jake and Ben, Our family is deeply saddened for your loss. When we heard the tragic news we were speechless. Andrew was a fine gentlemen.Our hearts are heavy and you all are in our thoughts and prayers. May his soul rest in peace.
Beth Steve Katherine Jake and Ben.........It has been many years since Oak Grove......we were shocked and saddened to hear of Andrew's death. Our hearts grieve with you.
Mary and David Martin
Karl, Anna, Isaac
Beth, Steve, Katherine, Ben and Jake,
We are deeply saddened for your loss. You are all in out thoughts, prayers and hearts.
Much Love, Lori, Jim, Andrew, Emily, Jennifer and Christopher Brown
Our hearts are broken by this terrible loss. I've described Andrew to all as a real sweetheart, a gentle soul, and with an endearing smile. Such memories! Although we are apart from you by distance, we are with you in solidarity and love.
Rick and Emma Fowler
We are deeply sorry and saddened that you've lost Andrew. Your family is very much in our thoughts and prayers. Jeff and Jodi Telander
I didn't know Andrew nor do I know his family but I wanted to say a heartfelt "thank-you" for his most unselfish service to our country. It sounds like he was a dedicated and excellent soldier who loved what he was doing. May God comfort you at this most difficult time. With prayers, Joyce Sorrell (Angier, N C)
Steve, Beth, Katherine, Ben & Jake
I pray for Gods love to surround you & His strength to hold you up. Our hearts grieve your unbelievable loss. Andrews smile even as a little boy was something special, magical, it had a way of brightening your day and touching your heart. We send you much love and prayers. He will be missed...
Sipple family, We are very saddened by your loss. Our son (Jamie) is in Afghanistan and was serving with Andrew and was a friend. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Beth, Steve, Katherine, Ben and Jacob,
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you during this very difficult time. Keeping you and Andrew in our thoughts and prayers.
Terrence, Catherine and Cormac McCabe
Beth, Steve, Katherine, Jake, and Ben,
Words cannot express the deepest sorrow we feel for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
We are very very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Don, Laura, John, & Ryan Hauser
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Beth, Steve, Katherine, Ben and Jake,
We love you and deeply share in your grief. We will never forget Andrew.
Mike and Kim
We are very sorry for your loss. Andrew was a great friend to us. He was like family. We are so blessed to have had him in our lives and our hearts ache now that he is gone. You raised an incredible man. We can only imagine the pain your family is suffering right now. We wish you all the comfort in the world. We pray your hearts will mend and find as much peace as possible with what has happened. He will never be forgotten.
Our hearts ache with you and for you at your time of loss. May you find comfort and peace. Mia and Pete South
To the family, friends, and military unit, of Spc. Sipple, Please, accept my deepest condolences for your loss of Andrew. Also, my gratitude for his brave service to defend freedom and protect our way of life. He will not be forgotten. May he rest in Peace, and may you have comfort at this difficult time and healing for your loss.
We are so sorry for your great loss. Our hearts and prayers remain with you and all your family.
Ben and family- Riley told me about your brother's death and I am so sad and sorry for you. I want you to know that we are thinking of you and hope that you get through this. I wish there was something that we could do. Please call Riley if you need to talk to someone.
Lori (Riley's mom)
I did not know Spc Andrew Sipple but after I saw his photo and such a warm smile I felt a great sadness at his loss. I know this is a very painful time for those of you who loved him and I offer you my sincere condolences. May God (Ps 83:18) creator of all grant you peace and great of your love one.