“Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees.”
God bless you and your family Victor. I am sending my prayer now.....
To the Dew family, The photo of your beloved son says so much about his character and kind face. Thank you for giving your fellow Americans a son willing to serve and to give his all. I want to honor Victor and his family on the first anniversary of your great loss.
October 13, 2012
To the family and friends of Pfc. Victor Dew:
Please accept my remembrance of Victor on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Thinking of you and rememembering you on this Columbus Day.
Merry Christmas Victor. You are NEVER forgotten. God Bless You & your family!
To the family and friends of Pfc. Victor Dew:
Remembering Victor on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
To the family of Pfc. Victor Dew:
Victor 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."
I sent a message when I first read about Victor's passing. My prayers for your family this Christmas season is that the God of great peace will console you. I can't imagine what Christmas must be without your son. Victor gave his all which is what Christmas is all about.
Merry Christmas Victor. You & Your Family are in my thoughts & prayers today....you are NEVER forgotten. God Bless You All!
To the Dew Family, I am a Gold Star Mother. I lost my son who was in the Army. His twin brother informed me that our sons are laid to rest close to each other. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. If you need assistance please call TAPS Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors they are there for you 24/7.
I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss. I know there are no words to say at this time except to let you know the thoughts of many are with you in this time of sorrow. May our Father give you comfort and peace in the years to come.
Victor Dew, my was to be my future son-in-law. My heart will forever be greatful to the love you had for your family, our country, but most of all my daughter Courtney Gold. U are so very missed, and forever have my gratitude. Thank you to the kindest soul I ever had the pleasure to know. Forever my heart is with your lovely family most of all forever MY hero! All my love, Amber <3<3
To the Dew family. My heart goes out to you and your family and also to his fiancee. I too am a Marine mom. Our boys left for bootcamp together. I remember you well because on that September day when we dropped our sons off at the recruiters office in Granite Bay your son was the only one in the group who was going straight into infantry. I remember praying for you especially because of that. My son called to tell of his friend he had once known. Our hearts go out to all of you, God Bless you all.
October 28, 2010
TO: PFC VICTOR DEW FAMILY. PLEASE ACCEPT OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. ALTHOUGH WE DID NOT KNOW YOUR SON, WE LEARNED OF HIS DEATH THROUGH OUR SON SGT. LENTZ A MARINE SERVING WITH THE 3/5. HE NOTIFIED US THAT HE WOULD BE ESCORTING VICTOR HOME, JUST PRIOR TO HIS ARRIVAL BACK TO THE USA. ALTHOUGH VICTOR WAS NOT A PART OF OUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY HE WAS A PART OF OUR MARINE FAMILY AND AS WELL A PART OF OUR AMERICAN FAMILY. IT IS BECAUSE OF FINE YOUNG MEN LIKE VICTOR WHO PUT THERE LIVES ON THE LINE THAT WE CAN ENJOY THE FREEDOMS WE HAVE IN THIS GREAT COUNTRY OF OURS. MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY, FOR YOUR SONS ULTIMATE SACRIFICE AND LOVE OF HIS COUNTRY.
I would like donate to Victor's family a flag box for his flag. I am a local woodworker in Roseville and vet. You can contact me at 773-2348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PFC VICTOR DEW You are my Hero may God keep you in his arms forever.
Thank you for sharing Victor's life with us in speaking with Tom Sullivan. America is the last, best hope for freedom on this planet because of people such as your son.
My condolences and prayers to your family.
I am a Marine Corps mom...my heart hurts for you....and I pray for all of you. Bless you for your sacrifice...just as Jesus died for us and his mother wept at the foot of the cross...so we weep with you. Victor rests with Jesus,..may God comfort you as we look forward to being together...the last stanza of the Marine Corps Hymn..."and when we get to Heaven's Gate...we'll see it's guarded by United States Marines"
Kate Rodrigues-PMM-Proud Marine Coprs Mom
I did not know Victor, I have a son his same age, I can't imagine your loss. We are thankful for his service and know he will not be forgotten! God bless you and your family.
A true hero's soul now rests above yet his spirit soars among all those he touched, cared for, and laid down his life for.
~He paid a debt he did not owe,
~I owe a debt I cannot pay.
I hold the loved ones of PFC Victor Dew in my thoughts and prayers. A grateful nation shares your pride and your sorrow.
Rest in Peace..PFC Victor Dew...Brave soldier, we will never forget you! Thank you for protecting us back here in the states. Our son, is one of your brothers from the 3/5 Darkhorses India Co, and they will continue on the fight for freedom for you and we know that your spirit will be right there with your brothers too... Our prayers continue to be with your family. Semper Fi The Fujino Family (Pleasanton,CA)
This candle is lit in memory of PFC Dew, my fallen brother in arms. May you take your place among the angels and watch over us that continue to serve. Stand at ease my brother, for we have the watch.
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Hero, and my sincerest gratitude for his service. May God grant you peace and strength. Semper Fi PFC Dew.
The Land of the Free, Because of the Brave
Proud aunt of a Hero
PFC Chase Edwards, USMC
KIA 06Apr2006, OIF
I did not know your son but I have read his story and offer my heartfelt condolences and prayers that your family finds peace and comfort. I thank your son for his bravery and service to our country.
Dew Family, My heart and prayers go out to you. What a brave young man you raised to want to serve our country and protect our freedom in these very unstable times in the world. You should be very proud of him. He will be forever in your heart and thoughts. Take care Dew Family and God Bless
Dear Dew family,
I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. I truly feel your loss and pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Victor 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 honor
to salute you with permission let me say
even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you .
Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt
SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq
The Final Salute
“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.
This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to PFC Victor Dew our Brother in Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Victor. And to Victor it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country while opposing enemy forces in Afghanistan. No greater love is shown than a man lay down his life for another. Victor, you are a brave Marine Warrior, a true Patriot and a national Hero. With your passing, our Country has lost a National Treasure. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at ease. Rest in Peace.
On behalf of the 1,335 Legionnaire Veterans of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport, Louisiana, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Victor’s family and loved ones. Semper Fi !
Dennis N. Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
To the family of Victor Dew
I did not know Victor or the family but would like to offer my condolences and to say to Victor "Thank you for serving our country and for the freedom that we all have". I am so very sorry for your loss.
I offer my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of
Victor A. Dew. Your sacrafice will not be forgotten,
You are a true American hero. Your loved one has left this world a
better place through his service to our country. As a nation we
owe you and your family a dept of gratitude that can never be
fully repaid. Know that your loved one paid the ultimate price
while serving his country will not be forgotten. May God bless
and comfort you in this very sad time.
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Having lost my own son in Iraq, I understand the heartache and utter devastation you must be feeling. Please know that Victor will never be forgotten. You all are in my prayers.
God bless this family. Pfc Dew your courage and sacrifice will never be forgotten.
A true hero! God Bless Victor and all who loved him.
As a fellow Marine told me years ago at my brother's funeral, at first you will pray for him, and soon you will find yourself praying to him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family in this most difficult time.
God Bless Victor Dew a true American Hero. Words cannot express how very sorry I am for your loss. God Bless his family and friends. He will be in my thoughts and prayers.
The price, Pfc Victor Dew and his family have paid for this country and for freedom, Will Not Be Forgotten. Please know how Deeply Sorry I am to learn of the loss of this Brave Young Marine.
There will Never Be Enough Ways to Humbly Thank our Young Heroes for their Sacrifices, my brother among them, killed in action in Vietnam in 1967.
"Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." ~ John 15:13 ~
May you find Peace in knowing the love and memories you have, will remain in your heart forever and that this Grateful Country Will Not Forget Victor's Sacrifice.
You are in my thoughts and prayers
To the Family & Friends of PFC Victor Dew....Please accept our most sincere condolances at this most difficult time in your lives. Victor will never be forgotten...he is a true Hero! God Bless You All!
Forever Grateful For Your Ultimate Sacrifice
We too live in Granite Bay. We too have a Son who wanted to be a Marine from the time he was eleven. We too have a son who graduated from High School (Oakmont). We too went to his Graduation in San Diego in the Month of December. He too was 3rd Battalion 5th Marines. He too was engaged prior to deployment. He too served two tours in Iraq. He too was hit by an IED. He too lost several fellow Marines.
With all that took place and certainly the hardest time of our lives…. He asked me to please write President Bush and tell him “I proudly give my life for my country” I did, and I added and “I give you my son”.
When he came home, HE WANTED TO GO BACK! Please know that it is young men like OUR SONS that make this country great. Please know that Victor is loved and honored by millions of people and will never be forgotten no matter how silent it becomes…
Victor is a Hero’s Hero...
Rest Peacfully Marine. You are America's Son.
Proud Marine Mom
From Granite Bay
My simple words of sorrow will not be sufficient to help you through this sorrowful time.Just know I am thinking of your family and was very touched by your sons ultimate sacrifice. Our country needs more dedicated youth like your son. I'm so sorry for your loss. Becky Matt
In recognition of Private First Class Victor Dew's Honorable Service in the United States Marine Corps, the members of the SSgt Walter F. 'Trae' Cohee III Detachment # 115, Salisbury, MD of the Marine Corps League would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude for his service to God, Country and Corps as well as our sincere condolences to his family.
Staff Sergeant USMC (Ret)
MCL Detachment # 115
To The Family:
I never had the honor of meeting your son, a true American Hero. It makes me proud to be an American when I see a very young man, whose life long dream is to be a Marine, then to pay the ultimate sacrafice with his life. THANK YOU Mr. V. Dew That is a true man of bravery. That is my HERO.
GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY and GOD BLESS Victor. I pray for all of you during this diffficult time.
Vic, I thank you for so many things, Serving our country, being my friend, but most of all for making me a better person and with that becoming a part of me. I Love you dear friend, Rest Easy Marine, Your Watch Is Over.
A heartfelt "Thanks" to this young man and his family for helping to keep me free. May God be with you all and rest Victor's soul...
Even though I didn't know Victor, as an American I am very proud of this young man and of all of our armed services. May God bring your family peace during this difficult time.
I never had the privilege of knowing you but as a proud American with a grateful heart, thank you for sacrificing all for this great country. Thank you to all family members who gave us your finest and I pray for you in your overwhelming grief and loss.
I do not know you, but my heart goes out to you and your family. You all will be in my prayers. God Bless you. Thank you Victor for being there for a stranger, like me.
May God bless the family of this young man who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of his country.