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June 11, 2013
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Larry R. Arnold:
It has truly been my honor to sign Larry's guest book these past few years. Unfortunately, due to complications from my Multiple Sclerosis, this may be the last message I'm able to write. Please forgive me and know that Larry will always be remembered in my home.
With love and respect ~ Peggy
June 15, 2012
God be with you Miss Magnolia.
You gave too much.
June 13, 2012
June 11, 2012
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Larry R. Arnold:
Always remembering Larry. "Some gave all."
May 23, 2012
Another Memorial day to Honor you.
You will never be forgotten.
September 01, 2011
To the families of our American Heroes,

I want to thank each of you for your personal
sacrifices on behalf of my family and America.
May God comfort your souls and bring peace in
your hearts that your loss is not in vain.
God Bless our valiant warriors families in the
ages to come.

RIP courageous ones!
Psalm 25:20

A greatful Veteran
MSgt USAF (Ret)
Vietnam 64,65,66,68-6
June 12, 2011
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Larry R. Arnold:
Please accept my remembrance of Larry on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
January 15, 2011
Your legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew you and shared in your struggle to protect our country and the ultimate sacrifice you gave so that we can be grateful for what we have. Your family, friends, loved ones and fellow soldiers will stay in my thoughts and prayers.
A Proud Military Mom.
June 11, 2010
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Larry R. Arnold:
Remembering Larry on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
June 11, 2009
To the family of Staff Sgt. Larry R. Arnold:
Larry 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"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
May 25, 2009
Thinking of you & your family this Memorial Day Melinda as we remember all the soldiers who gave their lives for our freedom. You are in my thoughts & prayers always.
Christy
May 24, 2009
Melinda and Family, being a USAF Vietnam Veteran and presently the Administrative Officer of Imaging Services here at the VA Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, I see the Price of Freedom everyday in our Hospital. I have a genuine appreciation for soldiers like Larry who answer the call with out question or concern for themselves and pay the ultimate cost for the freedom that we all enjoy today. Thank you for your Husband's service and duty to his country. He is a Hero that I will remember and be Thankful for, this Memorial Day Weekend. God Bless and Peace be with and your Family. Wayne D. Hart
June 11, 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 Larry, 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
www.donconoscenti.com
(Used with permission)

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


The Other Side –
http://tinyurl.com/3o8gol



Sincerely,

Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom and MIL

Remembering The Fallen – Blog
http://tinyurl.com/3z8p55

Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
http://tinyurl.com/6gey8b
May 09, 2008
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Larry R. Arnold, our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. What he has done for our freedom will not be forgotten. May God comfort and bless your family.
March 06, 2008
Melinda & family, you all are still in my thoughts and prayers! I wasn't able to physically be at the armory dedication honoring your husband but was definitely there in spirit. :-)

May God bless you! Larry will not be forgotten!!!
Love you!
August 19, 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 www.legacy.com, 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.

REST IN PEACE, HERO, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!

PROUD MOTHER OF A U.S. SOLDIER
Currently stationed in Germany
Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
June 11, 2007
In tribute to Staff Sgt. Larry R. Arnold, with a Multitude of Thanks, for your Brave and Caring Soldier's Courage, Dedication and Service to our Country and for Freedom.
May Larry Rest Safely now, in God's Loving Care and may the Peace of God continue to be with the Arnold family.

Those who Made this Sacrifice, So Many and So Young, shall Never Be Forgotten, my brother among them. Killed in action Vietnam in 1967.

"I will lift up my eyes to the hills- from whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth." ~ Psalm 121:1-2 ~

I am sincerely hoping that you continue to feel the thoughts of caring and support that surround you each day, as this Grateful Country Remembers Someone Very Precious to you, who is a Hero to all of us.
I am So Deeply Sorry for your loss.
January 19, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy to the Arnold family in the loss of Larry. I did not know Larry, 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. Larry 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
Tom

To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
August 03, 2006
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS. I HAVE JUST LEARNED OF YOUR GREAT LOSS AND WISH TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES. PLEASE KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT HERE WHO DO CARE AND YOUR HERO WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. HOLD TIGHT TO YOUR TREASURED MEMORIES THAT HIS SPECIAL SMILE MAY CONTINUE TO SHINE ON. I PRAY THAT PEACE WILL FIND YOU ALL SOMEDAY. STAY STRONG AND GODSPEED. SEMPER FI

A PROUD MARINE MOM
February 10, 2006
To the Entire Family of Staff Sgt. Arnold

Just a quick note to let you know that you are still in our thoughts and prayers!

If there is anything we can do, please let us know!

May God Bless You and give you strength in the days to come!

Thanks Mr. Larry Arnold!!! You are a true HERO!!!

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ALL GAVE SOME, YOU GAVE ALL!

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With Love and Prayers~
January 10, 2006
Psalm 23

1
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
3
He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
6
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

This is a verse that I have found to be comforting to me during my husbands death. Remember that when it seems that no one else is round, God is still there with you! And he will be your rock!

My daughter,McKaLyne, and I send our heartfelt sympathy for your loss! God Bless this warrior, God Bless those whom serve freedom's cause! They are our true HERO's!!!!

If you need anything, please feel free to contact me!!!

Wife & Daughter of the Late
Sgt. Audrey Daron Lunsford
KIA May 23, 2005
August 06, 2005
July 14, 2005
It hurt my soul when I learned of Larrys passing.
I had the priveledge of serving with him during his first deployment to Iraq. I crossed paths with him at Camp Shelby several times during the 150ths mobilization and training. He was then as he had always been- A leader and an example of professional soldiering.
I am a better person for having known SSG Larry Arnold. He will always be in my thoughts.
July 07, 2005
May God hold you and your family close. You will see him again and there will be no war or pain only joy and happiness. God bless you and know that so many people love you and are there for you.
June 30, 2005
I just want to say you are in my prayers. You were taken away from us along with my friend Sgt. Lee. You guys did what most people are not willing to do. You are heroes.
June 29, 2005
Melinda and family:
I am proud to say he was a hero, one true life hero, not one from a comic book. He defined what life is all about and that is giving freedom for his country...he will never be forgoten in my heart...my heart goes out to your family in this time of sorrow, but may you always be proud of who he was and what he did. He is what makes you guys say you are PROUD TO BE AMERICAN!!!!!! May God Bless Bobby in his return home safely
June 27, 2005
Melinda, or Ms Magnolia as I know you. I'm proud to say that I got the pleasure to be a small part of ya'lls life. Even tho we've never met face to face, we've made imprints on each others hearts. Larry was the sweetest guy, I know you know how blessed you were to have a man like him, so I wont say any more. Ya'll are in my thoughts and prayers. Just remember we love you, and we're here for you. ((Hugs N' Kisses) Tj aka Touch of Silver
June 24, 2005
Ms Magz,
Please know you in my thoughts and prayers in hearing the loss of your beloved husband. I can't imagine your grief and sadness, but can feel it in my heart how much you must ache. My prayers will turn to your son now for God to keep him safe and bring him home safe and sound. There is so much to thank you and your family for. For being a family to choose such a dangerous job to have at this time in our life. I feel selfish about not ever wanting to see my two sons go to war someday but it is with hope that people like your husband and son are making a difference to change the way the world is going. But if that day does come and my sons are called up to serve, I will remember a sweet Southerngentleman I talk to a time a two who risked his life for all of us and answered the call to duty.
God speed Brave soldier now guild your son home safely to his families arms.
And god please do your best to mend these broken hearts.
((((hugs))))
June 23, 2005
Thank you brave soldier for your selfless sacrifice for the freedom of others. I am deeply grateful and profoundly humbled by your service to our country. May God bless your family and bring you peace.
June 23, 2005
Melinda and family,

May the wings of angels hold you for an eternity.

God bless you and yours.

Debbie
June 21, 2005
I AM SORRY FOR THE ARNOLD FAMILY LOST I KNOW BOBBY JAMES & LARRY ARNOLD AS FRIEND I AM JUST GLAD BOBBY GOT HIS HEALTH I HOPE YALL STAY SAFE I AM GLAD THAT LARRY SR DID A JOB WELL DONE IN IRAQ I HOPE ALL THE TROOPS WILL MAKE IT HOME SAFE TO THERE FAMILYS AND LOVE ONES
June 21, 2005
Age shall not weary them. Nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we shall remember them. We shall remember them.
June 21, 2005
My husband Spc. William McCartney of the 155th Combat Brigade (presently serving in Iraq)and I want to extend our heart felt sympathy to you and your family. Know that you are being lifted up in prayer. Our guys are brave soldiers, men of honor.
June 21, 2005
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
June 20, 2005
May God be with your family.
June 20, 2005
To The Arnold Family, you and your family are in my heart and my prayers, Your husband/father has made the ultimate sacrafice, my son is serving in the 155th in Iraq, May GOD bless you and your family, with a heavy heart, Barbara
June 20, 2005
What a truly great hero you are. Paying the ultimate sacrifice, so that we are all able to live in this wonderful nation.
June 20, 2005
I am truly sorry over your loss and the circumstances surrounding it.
I didn't know you but know a family member who is considered to be family to myself and others; therefore the loss is felt as if one of our own is gone.
I thank you sincerely and am grateful for your service to our country.
Your family is in our prayers and thoughts and will be in the future.
from all the UPOC family our deepest condolences.
June 20, 2005
As the Department of MS, Americanism Chairman and First District Commander for the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) I wish to offer the following prayer on behalf of our 100 plus Posts:

To the family of Larry Richard Arnold Sr.

Our Heavenly Father, the march of our comrades is over and he lieth down in the house appointed for all the living. The Master saith, Thy brother shall arise again, for I am the Resurrection and the Life, and he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. We beseech thee to in mercy on his bereaved family and to Thy name shall be praise forever and ever amen.

I shall also ask every VFW post in the state of MS, to drape their charters for one month in honor of our beloved comrade.

VFW Department of MS, Americanism Chairman/First District Commander
June 20, 2005
On behalf of myself and my husband, Spc. Randall Lee Jones I would like to express our love and support to you and yours durning this time of immeasurable grief and loss.
Lee truly admired Sgt. Arnold and will miss him terribly. He was a hero in the eyes of his younger brothers at arms, and was a powerful example to follow. Larry knew what it took to be a soldier. EVERYTHING...
"Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends..." John 15:13
June 19, 2005
I would like to send condolances on behalf of my husband, William ChamblissII, who was in his unit, and our family. My husband spoke regularly of Sgt. Arnold. He admired and respected him alot. I pray God wraps you all in a blanket of comfort that only he can provide. May God bless.
June 19, 2005
June 19, 2005
Our son is serving with Alpha Co of the 150th with the 155th. Apparently, Wayne worked out with Larry in their new gym, and had a great deal of respect for him as a soldier. Our prayers are with you today for God to comfort you and to honor Larry's supreme sacrifice on behalf of our country.
June 18, 2005
I am so very sorry for the loss of this great hero. I have 2 sons in Iraq.
June 17, 2005
SGT Larry Arnold was a real soldier, an old school soldier. He will forever be with me. He was one who loved soldiering and the soldiers he served with. I am proud to say I knew him. I know he loved his family, that was what he talked about the most. His wife, children and grand kids. I was blessed to know this man, he made this world a better place. I must admit I respect very few man present or past. I can say that I had a deep respect for SGT Larry Arnold the soldier and friend. I will miss you my friend. I hope you are there to meet me when I come to heaven. Because if anyone deserves to go my friend, it is you. I hope you know how many people you have touched in your life. I will remember you as when I first met you. A soldier.
June 15, 2005
We are humbled by your courage and grateful for your sacrifice for all of us. God keep you always in his care. God bless those who loved Larry and give them peace.
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