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October 29, 2012
Beautiful words from Nick... I knew Joseph as a little boy and wish I had known him as the outstanding young man he became. He will always have a special place in my heart.
October 28, 2012
Holly and Joey, thank you for giving this Nation a very special person. Diana, I noticed at your
wedding that Joseph was a loving person to you, and later a great father to your children.
You're truly blessed.
The author Maya Angelou once said, “That it is not what you do for a person, but how you make them feel.”
Joseph was that kind of person. He made you feel good just by being in his presence. He was the best and the brightest. He was a leader, with all the qualities of courage, in the face of danger, and determination to get the job done and done right. He would stand up for what is right regardless of the consequences. You see, it wasn't about Joseph, it was about others. He would protect and defend the defenseless, and give aid to the helpless.
Those, whom he touched and knew him well, will never forget him. Joseph's dream of a better America will always live on.
Joseph never said why; Joseph dreamed things and said why not.
In John 14:2 Jesus said, “There are many rooms in my Father's house and I am going there to prepare a place for you.”
No one could ever imagine what God has prepared for those who love him. Because someday, we will be there together to meet our maker.
Joseph would have wanted us to move forward. To be kind, respectful, caring, and generous to others, and to help those who are in need of help.
Because in this nation of ours, “God's work here on earth must truly be our own”.
Thank you Joseph for your service, and your ultimate sacrifice to our nation. And God's speed to your journey home.
Nick Dazzeo
October 24, 2012
-Written by Diana Schiro
-November 22, 2005

Dear America

My fellow Americans, I've something to share.

Something of which you should be made well aware

I'm sure you now know of those soldiers who fight.

Even now, to ensure we sleep safely at night

And you've probably offered a prayer for those men

When you've seen yellow ribbons, or watched CNN But I want to inform you of what you don't know
A side of this matter the news doesn't show

Allow me to tell you some things about one

Who fights now with others to get the job done

With great pride and honor he solemnly swore

To guard and defend what this nation stands for

The cost would be high, and this he understood

So if asked to give his life for freedom, he would

Though months of hard training have taken a toll

On his physical frame, they have not touched his soul

Throughout, he's maintained a nobler stance

Than could be expected in his circumstance

Long days in the field, tired, cold, underfed

Desiring warm showers and comfortable beds

Have served to expose the true man inside

A man of integrity, virtue, and pride

He chose not to grumble, complain, or protest

But rather, in all things, contribute his best

He's willing and ready, when duty commands

With no hesitation, to meet such demands

When told he would soon be deployed to Iraq

He stepped on that plane without looking back

Away from his loved ones, he aches from the strain

Yet presses on, knowing such love will remain

While loyally serving amidst looming harm

He always insists there's no need for alarm

His life is secure; for God is his guide

And in times of combat, the Lord's by his side

Despite the discomforts and dangers he's faced

His sense of devotion has not been erased

His speech is not boastful, despite all he's done

Humility clings on to victories won

One might not discover, without being told

The honor embodied in this heart of gold

All this I impart so you may be aware

That such men have chosen your burdens to bear

You're so blessed, America, to have men like Joe

Who risk their own lives to save those they don't know

Rest assured and in peace, treasured Land of the Free
You're being well fought for, this I guarantee!
October 23, 2012
Unforseen occurrances befalls us all...but it hurts when it happens to our dear loved ones. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear family member. May the God of all comfort be with you in your time of grief--Luke 20:37,38.
October 22, 2012
THANK YOU for your service.
October 21, 2012
My condolences to your family for your loss. I too have lost a nephew as a tragedy of this war so I feel your pain. Thank you for his service and rest knowing that he is now at peace with his fellow warriors who have gone before him. Mary Boca Raton
October 20, 2012
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. Joseph 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 .

I Salute You.

Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt
Colonie, NY
SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq
October 18, 2012
My heartfelt sympathies. I knew this great man for a short season. We shared 8-10 weeks together in the Spring of 2007. A memory I have of him has always remained with me although we did not remain in contact after our brief time working together. My memory is more of an example he lived out than a specific instance. It is that he was such a great man of God. He humbly conducted himself in such a way that you admired his faith, he didn't need to verbalize a thing. He was the type of Christian that made you feel peacefully content. This man is nearly ten years younger than I. Still, I hope I can grow to be like him. I am a better person for having known him and surely their are many others who feel the same.
October 18, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this truely unimaginable time.
~Lynne Clotfelter
October 17, 2012
My love,I will see you in heaven.

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