Matt, your life and sacrifice will forever be remembered.
Matt was one of my soldiers that stood above the crop of good leaders that worked for me. I think about him almost daily and I am still trying to deal with the loss. I pray for Sarah their young child and the rest of the family. I will miss him and will never forget the impact he made on my life while we were deployed together.
To the Sitton family. Matt is an inspiraton to many and will be carried in our hearts forever. Love to you all.
Sarah I don't know you personally but my daughter Mallory Diamond (and my second daughter Kristana Lockhart Beko just got back from Afganistan for her second tour of duty) went to RVH and I know of you. I just want to say your Husband is a true hero and will NEVER be forgotten. Hold your head high and keep those precious memories close to your heart to share with yours/his son....so sorry you have to bear this at such a young age. RIP SSG Matthew S. Sitton
Sadness for the loss but deep respect for the sacrifice. May we all recognize and appreciate that the freedom we have is owed to SSG Sitton and others like him.
Your flags are still flying up and down
the street, I shall never take ours down.
GOD BLESS all of the family.
My heartfelt sympathy and condolences go out to the Family Members and Friends. Thank you for your Service.
MY heart and prays go out to the family.I know there are no words to say that would be of comfort.
The silent of my tears from my heart are for SSG.Matt Sitton.I hope and pray REP.BILL YOUNG takes Matts letter with compassion with seriousness for your fellow Soldier's.REST in PEACE.
My deepest condolences go out to you both and family. He will never be forgotten. He is a true hero.I am sure he is guarding the gates of heaven. GOD BLESS
I read of your letter to House Defense Chair Bill Young. It seems as though it has made a difference. I am saddened that it did not save you. Thank you for all that you did. My son-in-law will be going to Afghanistan this winter to tear down a base, or so they say. I hope that it is true and that he is not put in harm's way as you were. My heart goes out to your family. God Bless.
My deepest condolences for the loss of this young man to family and friends. His words may save many. Thank you for your unselfish service. My heart is saddened by your loss.
Matt, that letter that you wrote and sent to Congressman Young has been made public...YOU DID NOT DIE IN VAIN....your words willl be catalysts of change .....to bring our Soldiers home much sooner than thought.
Thank you for your service too our country. A heart felt thanks for getting some attention to a serious problem mamming and killing our troops. God bless your family and our troops still in Afghanistan.
Matt, your Blue Star has turned Gold. Even though Heaven has welcomed home a very special son...you will forever remain in our hearts.
Your legacy lives on in your son, Brodey.
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (email@example.com) is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church would like to honor your son and husband's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
my heart go out to your family and i will always remember what you did for our country and i have your family in my prayers every nite rip matthew
Matt, we never met, it is ironic that I was in our bunker out at the UAV Airfield on PASAB on my birthday when you had you were called into God's embrace. That is the only way I can grasp what has happened.
You trained your Soldiers well, They miss you. End of Mission, Return to Base. Aim small, Miss small. Det 1/ B/ 27th BSTB NY National Guard
Heavy hearts and prayers for the Sitton family. We were blessed to know this family in our beginning years of our walk with Christ. Thank you for for your service to Jesus Christ and the USA. The Staton Family. (Brenda,Carl,Kayla,CarlII,Carlie
My deepest sympathies are with Matthew's family. I have only recently been informed of this terrible tragedy and as an American as well as a sister and cousin to military men, I thank you, Matthew for your ultimate sacrifice for our country and my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Rest In Peace and know that your spirit and memories of you will remain in the hearts of all who knew you for the rest of their lives.....
To the family of Staff Sgt. Matthew S. Sitton:
Matthew 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 am sorry to read of the loss of SSG Matthew Sitton and offer my sympathy to Sarah,Brodey and the rest of his family. I did not know Matthew, but will be in eternal gratitude for his military service and willingness to make a sacrifice for his country.
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. Matthew 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
SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq
My thoughts and prayers are with the Sitton family. May God bless and carry all of you through this most difficult time. Know that Matthew is a truly brave hero to many of us, and that his ultimate sacrifice was not in vain. May God eternally bless him, RIP Matthew.
To the family of SSG Matt Sitton, I want to thank Matt for his service and his sacrifice for his country. And, I want to thank his family for your sacrifice. My son, Justin, served with Matt in Afghanistan in 2009-2010.
So sorry for you loss. I can't imagine your grief, but know there are many people who are grateful for your families sacrifice.
Sarah Wilson, Wichita, KS
Our family is thinking of the entire Sitton family and sending prayers their way. You all are so close and so supportive of one another and we know that you will make it through this very difficult time. We have such fond memories of your entire family out on the soccer field to support your kids.....always having so much fun to gather and enjoying every moment of your lives together. Please know that we are there for you if there is ANYTHING any of you need. Your ALL are in our prayers and we send our love to you. The Kenny Family (Cecily, David, Chris, Cameron and Andrew)
Right now, when your loss is so fresh, it may be difficult for you to imagine that this pain will ever go away. But in time, the blessing of God's unfailing grace will soften the hurt and bring your heart the peace, comfort and hope that it needs to heal. We are saddened with the loss of a precious brother, father and husband. You and your family are in our prayers.
God be with you praying for you meredith powell
To Cheryl, Steve, Sarah & Brody, our prayers for comfort are with you through this unimaginable time. I have memories of years ago when Matthew was little at Indian Rocks. I remember him being such a happy, sweet boy - always with a smile on his face. I know now that he grew into a wonderful man, and we are appreciative of his dedication & sacrifice for us and our country. God Bless You All.
Steve, Cheryl, Sarah and Brody, May God give you comfort and peace in this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Praying for you Sarah and Brody during this time! May God give you a comfort beyond all measures and a peaceful mind and heart knowing that you will see Matt again!
To the family of Ssgt. Sitton, we hope that you may be comforted in some way by knowing that many people have you in their prayers and are praying that God will give you strength at this time.
There are no words that can convey the sorrow and heavy heart that I have for you and your family. May he rest in peace and as a veteran myself, I salute you! God bless the Sitton family.
To Ssgt. Sitton's family and friends I send my deepest sympathy for you great loss. His service and sacrifice is greatly appreciated.
He is truely now home. Please take some comfort in that. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your son.
God Bless, CPT Benjamin Becker (Member of Berean)
We salute your veteran. Our condolences for your loss and gratitude for your loved one's service to our country.
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Dear Sarah and family,
"I can't imagine what you are going through. May the Lord bless and keep you in His care. My prayers and love go out to you. Keep the faith.
Our hearts are heavy for the whole Sitton Family. Cheryl my mind goes back to when we were young moms. I remember your sweet Matthews face and smile. What a wonderful man he grew up to be. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bess You, God's Love, The Harshman Family
He was a wonderful young man. Im sorry for your loss.
Dear Sarah and family,
Our heartfelt prayers are lifted up for your family.
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. And may you have the courage to stay joyful and to persevere in the days ahead especially through this difficult time and painful loss of your dear Matt. Thank you for your service and for your sacrifice for our country. Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
The LORD is good...I will be praying for the whole family during this time. The Sitton family will be missed at Berean. because HE lives, Pam P
may the Lord God almighty comfort you in your time of sorrow.
Nikki and I are saddened by your loss; but gladdened by the amazing legacy that Matt has left behind. We love you and pray that we can be a blessing to you in some way. Our hearts are heavy for you and little Brody. For Jesus, Pastor Bill (John 14:27)
Our family knows the pain and heartache your family is going through. We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
The Kirton Family
Army CPL Brandon Kirton
KIA 5/18/11 - Afghanistan
Sitton Family, no words can describe the pain you all have been going through the last week, but rest assured Matt will never be forgotten. I got to know Matt through first class and a small Tuesday morning bible study, he was a great guy and will surely be missed. My deepest sympathies and prayers are with your family and I look forward to seeing my brother again in Heaven!!
Matthew and Sarah will be sorely missed as members of Berean Baptist Church. Matthew insisted that the Sitton family be united with the church before he deployed. He was taught well. So both he and Sarah diligently finished up all the membership requirements. We maintained contact throughout the deployment and looked forward to the reunion of Matt home and Sarah up from Florida again. Matt we know that your faith in Christ carried you into eternity with your Lord and we know that God's grace will sufficient to carry you through many tough days and months to come. Pam and I will continue to pray for you and Brody. Look to Jesus for He alone can fill the whole Matthew's departure has created.
There are no words to express the sorrow I feel for your family and the gratitude for the sacrifice Matt and your family has made for our country.I was honored to be able to pay my respects to Matt on Indian Rocks Road today. Many thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. We are so grateful as a country for men like Matt. May you find peace and comfort. God Bless Matt and your whole family.
so sorry for your loss...
I couldn't hold back my emotions watching this unfold in from of my lens...very sad.
MY CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF SSGT. SITTON. MY HEART IS OS HEAVY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I DO NOT KNOW YOUR HUSBAND. I CAN TELL HE WAS A VERY SWEET PERSON. THANK YOU FOR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY TODAY. PLEASE KNOW MATTHEW WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I AM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MAY GOD COMFORT YOU IN VERY PERSONAL WAYS AND GIVE YOU PEACE. HE WAS AN AMERICAN HERO. MAY HE REST IN PEACE! FROM THE WIFE OF A GULF WAR VETERAN
There are no words to express the sorrow at the cost of the sacrifice your family has made for our country. Many thoughts and prayers are with all of the Sitton family. May your hearts and souls find peace and comfort.
What a honor to watch this
young man and his family pass
by us..Thank you sir for your
service. God bless your family.
From the myriad of people who never met SSgt. Matthew Sitton, but are so grateful for his service to our nation. Our hearts go to him, our fallen hero, and his family.
Thank you for being our True American Hero. I do not know Matthew, but I truly appreciate his sacrifice so that we all continue to have our freedoms. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your entire family and friends. God Bless you and your family. RIP SSG Sitton.
i was honored to be a part of the crowd that gathered at ulmerton and starkey , it was the best feeling i ever had in my life , god bless you Matt, and your wonderful family ...... as you are a HERO thanks you sir
Our family was honored to be part of the crowds that watched your procession today. God bless your family as they cope with this terrible loss
Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. We are able to live safe and free - only because of heros like you.
My heart is so heavy for you and your family. I did not know Matt personally, but what a wonderful son you were blessed with.
Thinking of you,
Connie Harmon Royer
God bless and keep you in his arms SSG Sitton. Thank you for your service to your country. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family today.
My condolences go out to the family and friends of SSGT Sitton. I am so sorry for your loss.
Please know Matthew will never be forgotten! May he Rest in Peace!
Sister of USMC Sgt Vann
SSG Sitton, thank you for your loyalty and service to our country. Due to a war in a far away place, many young men and women are leaving their beloved families way before their time. You and your family have paid the ultimate price and I want you to know that it will not be forgotten. Rest in peace, brave one.
Our deepest condolences to SSGT Sitton's family and loved ones. We honor him and will remember him. Our hearts grive for your loss. May God comfort you in very personal ways and give you peace. He is an American Hero.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God Bless your family.
Karen LePrevost Perruchon
OUR RESPCT AND PRAYERS FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY AND IT IS VERY SAD TO KEEP LOOSING OUR OWN GIVING THEIR LIVES SO WE CAN ENJOY OUR FREEDOM, WHICH A VERY HIGH PRICE WE PRAY THE GOOD LORD FOR HIS REST AND THE COMFORT FOR HIS FAMILY GOD BLESS ALL THE TROOPS AND R.I.P. MR SITTON AMEN
May God bless you and your son and when he is old enough he will learn about what a hero his father is. I know God will see you through these difficult, sad times. I know he is with God in heaven. God bless you and your son for letting him go to war to protect all of us.
Rest in peace sweet prince and may God hold you and your family in the palm of his hands till the morning breaks and the shadows flee.
God bless American hero,SSG.Matthew Sitton. I am eternally grateful for his service, and he will not be forgotten. I pray that his family and friends find comfort and peace through his love.
Words can never express the gratitude we have as a nation for your ultimate sacrifice. May God Bless You all during this time.
Thank you Staff Sgt. Matthew Sitton for your service and for allowing us to have our freedom. I thank you for my 3 daughters and my grandchildren, your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Your son has the best guardian angel. I wish your family peace as they know your watching over them as well.
I am so sorry for you loss and what you have given up for this country. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Bless you SSgt Sitton, thank you for you service to our country. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Thank you and your family for the gift of freedom. I pray he is in heaven's Army now still protecting our hearts!
Thank you for all the sacrifices you made in your life to keep us safe and free. You gave unselfishly for our country. God Bless you and your family. May they receive some peace from the memory's that you made together...for you will live on forever. God Bless & Thank you!
There is a great void to be filled by SSgt Matt Sitton's passing, he is truly an American Hero. I know that the depth of love that you and your family share for each other and for Matt combined with your faith in God will pull you through these difficult times.
Honor Matt's memory with that faith and love.
Rejoice in all the wonderful memories you share of him.
God Speed SSgt Matt Sitton…R.I.P.
Juli Rae Radloff
PMM of USMC Purple Heart Veteran
Jesse James Wood
But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
Our deepest gratitude for your sacrifice and we pray that you will find solace in the happy memories of your loved one and the hero that he is.
from a grateful Marine mom and dad,
"Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through & shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” ? Eskimo Proverb ?
Thank you, Staff Sgt Matthew S. Sitton for your dedication to your country. You have paid the ultimate price for keeping us all safe. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family and friends. There is a special place in Heaven for you and others that have sacrificed their lives for MY freedom, for America's freedom. Thank you for being who you are ~ One of God's chosen angels....
At such a time,
There isn't much that anyone can say,
But many thoughts & prayers go out to you
in sympathy today.
He served and died as a true hero and will
never be forgotten.
Matthew will be honored and remembered at our 5th
Annual Run For the Fallen in Tampa - August 25 &26, 2012.
“He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today
that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace
my Brothers, you have not been forgotten. (W. Shakespeare)
Your Hero and your family
have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Our family is forever grateful
for the service and job
that has been done in order to
keep us safe in our homeland.
May God wrap His loving arms around you all
and hold you close throughout
this very difficult time.
You are all in our thoughts & prayers
PMM of wounded warrior Veteran Adam, USMC
Please accept my deepest sympathy
for the loss of your loved one and
hero Matthew, and my sincerest
gratitude for his service for
God Bless you Staff Sgt. Matthew
S. Sitton...you will not be forgotten.
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 our Brother-in-Arms, SSG Matthew S. Sitton, U.S. Army. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Matthew. And to Matthew 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. Matthew you gave the last full measure of devotion for what you believed in and fought for. No greater love and patriotism are shown than when a man lays down his life in service to his country. Matthew, you are a brave American 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 1,261 members of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport, Louisiana, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Matthew's family and loved ones.
Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
We are so sorry for your unimaginable loss, and know that the Lord will surround you with His peace during this tragic time. You are in our prayers as our hearts break for you.
Christopher, Hala, Shawn, and Kathryn Carlton
God Bless Staff SGT. Matthew S. Sitton. Thank you for your service to keep us all safe. God Bless your family and friends and know their heartache is shared by others. Rest in Peace Brother.
I send my sincere condolences to the family and friends of SSG Matthew S. Sitton. May the Lord comfort you in the difficult days ahead.
Godspeed Matt.....Godspeed.....may the pain of this life be forgotten in the comforting arms of angels, may your smile illuminate the heavens, may your spirit be a comfort to those who knew and loved you, and may your memory live forever as a testament to patriotism, love, and peace.
"Lest I keep my complacent way
I must remember somewhere out there
a person died for me today.
As long as there must be war,
I ask and I must answer
was I worth dying for?"