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December 04, 2019
Rest Easy Brother, we will always remember you and the rest of 2/1

-Garcia 0351 Fox 2/1
May 25, 2019
I know this has to be a difficult weekend for you. A Memorial Day does not pass that we don't think of and honor David. A big hug to all of you. He is not forgotten.
September 04, 2018
Thinking of you all as you face yet another September 6. I will always honor David's sacrifice. Sending you all love.
May 24, 2018
You are not forgotten this Memorial Day, nor is your sacrifice. Sending love to your family who misses you very much.
October 23, 2017
May 26, 2017
Remembering David and grateful for all he gave for our country. Grateful for what his family has given for our country too.
September 02, 2016
Remembering you this Labor Day weekend and sending love to those whom I know miss you very much!
December 01, 2015
Crossing the Bar

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.

By Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The Poetry Foundation
September 06, 2015
The memory of the beautiful things he did for others lives on. We remember
September 05, 2015
Remembering September 6, 2004 and sending love to David's family.
May 22, 2015
Honoring you this Memorial Day weekend--and all year long. Thank you for your sacrifice. I am also writing this on behalf of Phyllis Carter who, if she were still alive, would have penned her own message. But I am sure she is glad to meet you finally in her new home.
September 07, 2014
Everyday without you feels like an eternity. I cannot believe it has bee 10 years since I lost half of my soul I cannot find the words to express the grief sadness and love that I feel. It still overwhelms me and I feel like it will suffocate me. I am grateful for everyday we shared all the kisses and snuggles and laughs as well as for every tear that I have she'd in the last 10 years because I am a stronger person because you loved me with everything you had. I love you always and forever boboo
September 06, 2014
I woke this morning to the strains of the Marine Corps Hymn running softly through my mind. May God continue to hold the hearts of your family and friends through this tenth anniversary year.
September 06, 2014
Ten years ago today. Such a long time to miss someone. Thinking of you and sending love.
May 23, 2014
Remembering on this Memorial Day weekend with sadness at the loss of such a young life and with gratitude for your sacrifice.
September 06, 2013
September 6 will always be in my heart--as will the Burridge family.God bless you.
May 27, 2013
Honoring your sacrifice and that of your family this Memorial Day and throughout the year.
December 18, 2012
Thank you for being my sons guardian angel.
I never had the pleasure to know you, but I will never forget you.
Proud Marine Mom of lance corporal Jake West.
November 12, 2012
Semper Fi.. Thanks for looking over me.
November 10, 2012
Grateful for all that I enjoy in America, and knowing it is because of you and others who served. Thank you.
September 06, 2012
Every Labor Day and every September 6th anniversary, we remember and once again honor You and your family and friends in our hearts.
September 03, 2012
Remembering that first Labor Day and thinking of you and your family.
May 26, 2012
Though Memorial Day is a day to remember the sacrifice you made for us, I remember throughout the year. God bless your family who will always miss you. Thank you, David.
November 28, 2011
To David,
My name is maura mccabe im a senior in high school from new york and in my sociology class we have been discussing the subject of war and about the veterans, family members who have lost their loved ones and a assignment we are doing is to pick a picture from my teacher's wall that he has up of thousands of faces of those who have fallen in war, and i chose yours. i just wanted to let you and your family and friends know that you are not forgotten, and i thank you for the sacrifice you have made and to your family, "without a witness, they just disappear." -Taking Chance. i am your witness and i will tell your story. RIP David Burridge.
October 03, 2011
To my love,
I cannot believe it has been 7 years. I miss you more and more everyday. I am continually thankful for the time we had. I owe you my life in more ways then one you taught me how to love and how to be loved. You are not the love of my life but you are and always will be my solemate. I hurt everyday that a part of me is gone. It is still hard for me to imagine my life without you and sometimes I still pick up the phone to call you. I love you more then I did yesterday and I will love you FPR the rest of my life and beyond. Thank you are never leaving me. I love you booboo!
September 07, 2011
September 6, 2011
To the family and friends of Pfc. David P. Burridge:
Please accept my remembrance of David on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
September 07, 2011
Yvette, I think of you often, and I still mourn the loss of your son.
September 06, 2011
First and for most thank you to all who still make it a point to visit the guest book! your kind words mean so much to my family and I.
So it's been 7 years officially that you have left us. Though your warm smile will always remain in our hearts. Words can not express how much you are truly missed! Just in the short 19 years we were blessed to have you in our lives, you made more of an impact than many could do in an lifetime! You are truly, an amazing person . Till we can meet again just know how much I love you!
September 06, 2011
Seven years today for seven sets of family and friends, and only a few days from the tenth anniversary of 9/11; that day that changed all our lives forever. Ten years ago last week or so, I was at Camp Pendleton watching my young 2/1 Marine graduate from boot camp, with pride that he had made it through the tough thirteen weeks. Didn't have a thought of what was to come; that the six hundred new young Marines I watched on parade would be a number soon surpassed in military losses. Some of these seven young men we remember today likely joined after 9/11, willing to make the ultimate wartime sacrifice if they were called, as we now know they were. The years pass, but it still seems like yesterday to me, so I can not imagine what it is like for the families. But we remember and I'm proud to call their names from memory, with a thought as well to the brave Iraqi interpreters who died with them on September 6th, 2004.
Michael Allred, Mick(Nygard-)Bekowsky, David Burridge, Derek Gardner, Quinn Keith, Joseph McCarthy, and Lamont Wilson. We have searched them each out and brought them to life in our hearts. Gratitude, prayers and blessings to each family member and friend.
September 05, 2011
PFC Burridge,
While I never met you in person, Your sacrifice on Labor Day, 2004 stays with me. You are a constant reminder to me of the cost of freedom, and the honor and selflessness that can be found in today's Marine. It was an honor to serve you and your family. Semper fi, LtCol Hill
May 30, 2011
David, for me this day belongs to you and the others killed that Labor Day. I owe you so much gratitude for your sacrifice. I do not take your gift lightly. Thank you.
September 06, 2010
To the family and friends of Pfc. David P. Burridge:
Remembering David on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
September 06, 2010
As always, you are in my heart; I shall not forget. My love and prayers are with you.
August 26, 2010
Thank you David, and your family, for your extreme sacrifice and service for our country.
July 26, 2010

June 01, 2010
"For love of Country they accepted death" James Garfield
Thank you
May 30, 2010
As I join my former 2/1 Marine for his university graduation this week, we will both be remembering these brothers from that 2/1 deployment and their heroic family and friends.
I have shared this story with the teen boys I work with, most of whom will not be eligble for the military, and encouraged them to seek out a fallen soldier to carry in their hearts as one inspiration for serving others with their own lives.
May 29, 2010
I cannot forget the sacrifice that David made for all of us. And I know his family have also made an enormous sacrifice. I am humbled and grateful and will not ever forget.

Nanette Sagastume
November 09, 2009
The Burridge Family,

May all of you have a wonderful thanksgiving and know we still hold David in our prayers and your family in our prayers regularly.

We salute all our military heroes!

sincerely, Liz Romagosa-Pace
formerly Lafayette, LA now
living in Lincolnton, NC
October 08, 2009
Thank you David for being a defender of freedom and fighting for our country. You are an American hero. To his parents be proud of your son he gave his life for everyone who lives free in America.
September 23, 2009
Thinking about you today, David!
September 11, 2009
So long and yet it seems like yesterday. These seven Marines and their loved ones from that dark September 6th have been in my mind all month and particularly over Labor Day weekend. It was a trip back in time to my hometown, complete with fair and patriotic rodeo grand entry with a tribute to those who served. New to me was the sold out concert the night before, and everyone was talking about how the entertainer had sung a patriotic theme and then brought a group of Marines in dress blues up on stage to receive a large toys for tots contribution. The crowd gave the Marines a standing ovation and wouldn’t sit down. It was a good feeling to know that across the country similar celebrations of gratitude were happening. And despite the thrill of dress blues, we all know it’s the hot sweaty dirty guys out in the grit and sand in digital camos and desert boots that we are cheering for.
Then I came home and opened the e-mail forward with the u-tube video showing the signal motion for gratitude to our service men and women; hand over heart down to open hand, so natural and unobtrusive. Bless who ever came up with it.
So we remember these sons and their families and friends with gratitude and honor once again.
May God Bless You All, heart to hand.
September 07, 2009
Remembering David on this day. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
September 06, 2009
To the family of Pfc. David P. Burridge:
David 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"
September 06, 2009
David and the other 6 Marines killed on September 6, 2004 are remembered today as they have been for the past five years and for years to come.
September 04, 2009
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Sincerely and Respectfully,
August 29, 2009
First of all I would like to thank every one who has visited this site and writes in Davids guest book.Your Kind words mean more than you will ever know. Also as September 6th is approaching i feel the need to remind everyone never to take anyone for granted ....You don't realize how in a second they could be gone.Though David has passed going on 5 years the pain is still there ..And will remain for ever. As September 6th is approaching i would like for everyone who visits this site to take a few minutes out of their day to lower your head for a moment of silence of David and the rest of the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. And for the men and women who are currently in harms way defending our wonderful country. And in closing, There will be an extra table setting in my home this very same night in remembrance of my hero/brother PfC David P Burridge. You are missed ...
August 29, 2009
First....I would like to thank everyone who has signed Davids book..Your kind words mean more than you will ever know..As Sept 6th is soon approaching i feel the need to to remind every one..Take nothing or no one for granted in a second they could be gone...David has been gone now almost 5 years..And the pain is still there just like the second we found out. Though i know he is in a far better place than we, I cant help but still miss him.... I ask of everyone who may visit his book..On September 6th 2009 at 10:30 please lower your head for a moment of silence to honor David and the rest of our men and women who have give the ultimate sacrifice and for the men and women who are still fighting for us today. I will also be setting an extra plate and chair at my table that night in remembrance of my brother PFC David P.Burridge Your are for ever missed !!
June 30, 2009
June 27, 2009
Blessings and best wishes to your family and friends. Even though the years pass, we will remember.
June 26, 2009
It seems your son did more in his short life than most do in a lifetime. I know you are proud and amazed of your U.S. Marine, as I am of mine.

Thank you -- and him -- for his sacrifice.

Semper Fi,
May 30, 2009
May 24, 2009
I am thinking of you and your family this Memorial Day, as I do throughout the years.
January 26, 2009
December 16, 2008
To: all the Burridge family

May all of your family have a very blessed, merry Christmas!

May we all know the reason for the season and fill much love and peace in our hearts as we move forward to a prosperous, fulfilling New Year.

We love you all very much!

sincerely, Liz Romagosa-Pace & husband Dan Pace in Lincolnton, NC
and family:
Amy Baldwin
Katy Baldwin
Mark Baldwin (Sgt.) 5 years Marine
Stacy Baldwin
all living in NC now, missing Lafayette, LA so much!

Hugs and kisses to each of you!
love ya, Liz

and our 7 grandchildren
December 15, 2008
November 11, 2008
Thank you David. GBU Yvette.
September 06, 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 David, but I am remembering
his service. He is my hero. !

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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
(Used with permission)

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

The Other Side –
(To hear the song)


Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom SSgt Vince – Lackland AFB
Proud Air Force MIL SrA Dana – Randolph AFB

Remembering The Fallen – Blog

Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
August 31, 2008
I know this isn't the actual date, but when it's Labor Day, I think of you and think of how hard this time of year must be for you.
August 11, 2008
David, i miss you & i love you.
-your little sister, Morgan.
July 16, 2008
Dear Burridge Family,
Your son David is so special. Thank you for
sharing the story of such a fine young man.
Blessings to you all.
Melissa Horton
July 11, 2008
So sorry for the loss of your son, David. My heart goes out to you and I feel your pain as I am walking in the same shoes you are. Please contact me......

Proud mum of Sgt Brandon Read
KIA Iraq 9-6-04
April 22, 2008
I am so sorry for the loss and untimely death of your son David. I will never ever forget the ultimate sacrafice he and his family made for our country and he will always be remembered in my prayers. Gone but never forgotten.
April 19, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Pfc Burridge!
April 14, 2008
Dear David, Its Ashley. I hope you remeber me, i would have wrote you along time ago if i would have known sooner about your guestbook. I have a son now named David, hes 13 months now. hes the best you would love him. i finaly seriouse about joing the military. im not gutsy enough to join the marines but the army will do. i have to lose like 40 pounds though! Im using as my encourement. remember when we ran around the whole entire block an i nearly puked and you said domething that has neveer left me.... 'go ahead an puke, ""pain is weakness leaving your body only making you stronger" . I miss you chump, hopefully i'll get to see that smile that lit up every room you walked into soon. i'll make sure to bring a big bowl of bacon for you to ; ). your mom an britt miss you som much. britt talks about you alot, i can see your moms eyes light up when you she sees the baby an calls your name. well baby boy, i gues i will let you go for now. Love you an miss you
April 14, 2008
Dear David,
its ashley, i hope you remember me. i would have wrote you alot longer if i would have known sooner about your guestbook. first off i want to say that i miss you and your mom an britt think about you constantly. i have a son now named david. he is so cute you wouldve loved him. im getting ready to start losing weight so i can jooin the military, and im using you as my encouragement. i remember when we went running an i nearly puked an you told me it was alright that its only pain leaving my body making me stronger. you stuck to it an succeeded in the end. david i love you an miss you an cant wait to see that smile an luagh that lit up every room you walked into, i'll be shore to bring you some bacon to. oh by the way your sis made a really great guy, you would be proud of her. love always
April 14, 2008
Dear David,
its ashley, i hope you remember me. i would have wrote you alot longer if i would have known sooner about your guestbook. first off i want to say that i miss you and your mom an britt think about you constantly. i have a son now named david. he is so cute you wouldve loved him. im getting ready to start losing weight so i can jooin the military, and im using you as my encouragement. i remember when we went running an i nearly puked an you told me it was alright that its only pain leaving my body making me stronger. you stuck to it an succeeded in the end. david i love you an miss you an cant wait to see that smile an luagh that lit up every room you walked into, i'll be shore to bring you some bacon to. oh by the way your sis made a really great guy, you would be proud of her. love always
December 19, 2007
Dear all of David's family,

Yvette, Brittany and all:
Just writing to wish you all a very
safe and blessed Merry Christmas!
I feel like all the others; so glad that I had the opportunity to know David personally. It is so so true
to love daily and give to others!
For we never know who we will touch!
David touched our lives in Lafayette and daily we pray for all of our Armed Service members whether working, active, retired and/or passed. They are our heroes!
They sacrificied for our peace in our homeland. May each and every one of you know how much David loved God and spoke of him! What a joy I have to know that and to share that with others! We will never forget him, he will always be loved! May all the Burridge's have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! You will never be forgotten David! If ever you want to type to me: [email protected]
Liz Romagosa-Pace (I married my 2nd
husband in May, 2007).
December 19, 2007
To the Family and Friends of this Soldier:
I will stand in grief with this soldier's family to honor him. For every fallen HERO there is a bright star that shines in the evening sky to remind us of the cherished gift we were given – even if for too short a time.
My heart breaks again as I sign yet another guest book of another courageous young soldier who gave their life so selflessly. I wish I never found myself in a position to have to sign another guestbook for the rest of my life, but I promised Brent that neither he nor any like him would be forgotten and so I will continue until the day there is no longer the need.
We lost our son SFC Brent A. Adams on 12/1/05 and it seems like yesterday. I wish so badly there were things I could say to you right now to make the pain you are feeling go away, but I know first hand there simply are no words that will bring you the comfort and peace your heart aches for. Just know that you are not alone. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you all as you go through this tragedy moment by moment and as you mourn this loss.
We don't know each other, will probably never meet, but will forever be united in the loss of our Heroes. We have, unfortunately joined a group none of us wanted to join, an ever-growing group of families in this situation. May God grant you peace and strength to get through this and be able once again to smile at a memory rather than have only the tears that flow so easily now. To be so proud of your loved one and so saddened at the same time is a mix of emotions very difficult to deal with as our hearts both burst with pride and pain together.
I am sorry that I never knew your soldier personally. While they can never be replaced, neither will they ever be forgotten. You must trust that sometime, someday the loving memories you have will help to sustain you and help you go on. This courageous soldier will forever be your Angel watching over you all for the rest of your lives. It's what brings me some measure of peace and comfort and I hope it will you as well.
To his family and friends in pain, I offer this comfort: When you find yourself in that dark sorrowful place, think not only of how you will miss him, but instead recall the years, days, hours and minutes gifted to you by his presence. The one thing that cannot be taken from you is your wonderful memories that now will mean more than ever.
If you ever want to talk, I'm only an e:mail away and would love for you to tell me more about your Hero.
God Bless this soldier and family who gave all and God Bless for setting up this site where families can so quickly share their condolences and prayers with others like themselves.
Proud Parents of SFC Brent A. Adams, KIA, 12/1/05, Ramadi, Iraq
Pam and Bill Adams, Lancaster, PA
December 19, 2007
I can't even find the words...I lost my 19 year old son--5 Sept 2007, Balad, Iraq. I am absolutely devastated and I know that you are too...but find comfort in the fact that we will see our loved ones, our heroes again. Do I wish that I could trade places with my son? ABSOLUTELY not. He is in the arms of our Lord--"And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away" ~Rev 21:4
What a wonderful thought...
May God bless Pfc. David P. Burridge, God bless you and your family and God bless America!

Contact me if you want to talk.

PROUD Mother of
Specialist Dane R. Balcon
KIA, 5 September 2007
Balad, Iraq
December 18, 2007
December 18, 2007
Father we entrust our brother David to your mercy. You loved him greatly in this life: now that he is freed from all its cares, give him happiness and peace forever. Welcome him now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
May God hold David in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathy.
September 06, 2007
I slipped on my dog tags bearing the name of David as I do every morning. I counted down the days until the 6th. A day that will always be in my memory. What a great sacrifice for our freedoms. Yvette, this is far from over. David will not be forgotten. You are in our prayers.
September 06, 2007
I am thinking of you all today. I know this is a particularly difficult day for you. I hope there is some comfort in knowing that there are people, even those whom you have not met, who hold the memory of David in their hearts and also hold you in their prayers.
September 03, 2007
I can not sleep, even though it’s been a wonderful evening. Candlelight yard and great friends, great music and all my small world is well, and at peace. Yet, the names go through my mind and faces and smiles and the national news on that fateful Labor Day morning. Michael Allred, Mick Bekowsky, David Burridge, Derek Gardener, Quinn Keith, Joe McCarthy, Lamont Wilson, God Bless your families and friends, and know you all are not alone, we remember, and these lost sons bring meaning and purpose to life well lived, knowing that life is a privilege. And yes, the Iraqi interpreters whose names we have never heard, we remember you.
Labor Day, September 6th, 2004.
August 06, 2007
I feel thankful that I had the opportunity to meet David briefly before he left for Iraq. He spoke of how proud he was to be a Marine, how he wanted to be part of the mission in Iraq, the girl he was leaving behind that he planned to marry someday. He was a wonderful young man, who seemed grounded, had direction in his life and goals he wanted to achieve. I never thought when he left my home that day that I would never see him again.. I have thought of him so many times since and will continue to. I thank David...
July 25, 2007
Thank you for your willingness to defend the United States of America and all that we hold sacred. Though tears can never bring you back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that you made and our sorrow at your passing. You are truly a hero and your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Your mission on earth is complete. Stand down brave warrior and take your rightful place in Heaven with all the heroes who have passed before.
July 22, 2007
I only met you yesterday. I offer my heartfelt condolences and admire you for your courage in fighting for your sons honor.
July 12, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Pfc Burridge and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
May 29, 2007 will never be forgotten. Thank you.
May 28, 2007
We will never forget. Never.
We are keeping you and your children in our prayers. May God be with you Yvette.
The Kuylens
May 28, 2007
Remembering a brave Marine on this Memorial day. He is not forgotten.
May 28, 2007
Remembering you and your loved ones and 2/1 Marine brothers this Memorial Day.
May 28, 2007
It feels as if David has been a part of my life these past 2 1/2 years--even though I never met him. I know my son misses him. I will be praying for him, the others killed that day, and for your family when I go to Memorial Day services. I cannot forget David's sacrifice. I honor him for what he has done for all of us.
April 06, 2007
It will be Easter in 2 days. I feel compelled to post some words of gratitude, but struggle for the correct words that would express my appreciation adequately, but know that my son serves in the Corps. May your family and friends surround you with love and pleasant memories of your David this Easter.
March 20, 2007
My simpathy to both the parents of David.He gave so we could live in this great country of ours.May God rest his soul and bless him for eternity.
March 13, 2007
God be with you and your family. Your Marine is shining in Heaven watching over his fellow Marines on duty. My son left yesterday for Iraq from North Carolina.
February 25, 2007
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
Semper Fi.
February 19, 2007



February 17, 2007
Bea you are always in my thoughts and prayers.
You had a wonderful son who made a great Marine.

Pfc. David P. Burridge
You are a Hero and You Will Never Be Forgotten.

Proud Gold Star Mom of
Cpl. Christopher W. Belchik
Deployed to Heaven
KIA IRAQ 8-22-04
January 02, 2007
Hi to all Burridge family members:
Yvette or Brittany please type to me when you have a free minute. My email address: [email protected]
January 01, 2007
David, Family, and Friends,
Wanting you to know you will be remembered with gratitude throughout the coming year by so many you have never met. The mission for peace and freedom for all on earth continues in each of our hearts.
May God Be With You All
December 30, 2006
Hey David its me Brittany just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year i love you so much and miss you more than you could ever imagne....
November 24, 2006
Family Members:

Yvette, Brittany and Shawn (George & Lindsey -who I haven't met yet). I have held you all in prayers since I picked up David's obituary from Fountain Memorial in Laf. See, my mother deceased October 2004, same time ( a few days after David) and daddy deceased September 2003 so I went through a lot. They were 52 years married! Mark joined Marines & also went to Parris Island in 2003 right after graduation. David was all a good son could be, the athlete, his honesty, committment, attitude, service to others! What a fine man he was! We will always be linked forever thru our sons committment! He has left footprints on our hearts that will last forever! Please email me so I may give you our phone numbers. We moved to N. C. in 2002! Amy is 25 now, single, no kids. Katy is 23, 2 children, Angel-3, Andrew-1, Mark is married to **a Brittany ** they were wed on July 2, 2005 & are due for their first baby on April 25, 2006. Stacy, 2 girls: Kyleigh (after my dad-Kyle)-3, Katelyn-2 (after my sister-Kathy) & expecting a baby boy due on April 26, 2007. Take care,
Know that you have been in my prayers! I have just found out all these websites in the last 3 weeks, since Mark is going to Iraq sometime next month. Love to all, Liz
September 06, 2006
Our family is remembering David on this day. We will never forget the sacrafice he made for our freedom. David will not be forgotten.
September 06, 2006
Remembering this Fine Young Marine, on the anniversary of the day, he gave his life for our Country, with a Multitude of Thanks for his Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom.
Rest well Pfc. David P. Burridge, in God's Loving Care and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
May God's Grace and comfort, continue to be with the Burridge family.
From the sister of another 19 year young hero, named David, who made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam. KIA~1967.

"Some people come into our lives and stay for a short while, others leave footprints on our hearts that will last forever." ~Author Unknown~

May the memories of your loved one live in your heart always.
September 06, 2006

I'm thinking of you and your family today. And our heroes.

Semper Fi,

August 29, 2006
For the Burridge Family: My love goes out to you for this anniversary weekend. You all will always be in my heart!
July 14, 2006
In time, there will come a day when the tears of sorrow will softly flow into sighs of remembrance. Your heart will begin to heal itself.

Grieving will be interrupted by episodes of joy; and you will hear the whisper of hope.

There will come a day when you will welcome the pangs of remembrance as a sun shower of the soul; a turning of the tide; the promise of peace.

There will come a day when you will risk loving, go on believing,
and treasure the remembering.
David was a very good and brave man. There are not enough words to express what he has meant to those he served with. You have much to be proud of. We pray that our Savior – in whose presence he now rests – will comfort you and ease the pain of this loss.

Your son was a US Marine and part of our family, his loss affects us all.

Please know that we have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

A Proud Mom of a US Marine
June 17, 2006
Hey DAVID....Its me Brittany just wanted to sop in and let you in on everything that is going on.. Well i graduated on the 27..Bout time huh...I hopefully start school on the 24...Crimnal Justice.... Im pretty much doing well beside the fact of how much i miss you!!!!!David when i walked across stage and i knew you were not there to see me it broke my heart..Tears felled my eyes but then i started thinking you saw me... You had the best steat in the hole place...Ne ways i love you and miss you so very much!!!!!!! Cant wait till we meet again Love Your Sister
June 12, 2006
May God bless you
May 28, 2006
Living in Lafayette I have heard so many wonderful things about David. His loss has surely touched all who have heard and read of his good heart and bravery. Rest David and I will meet you in another place to thank you for your service to our country.
May 27, 2006
Yvette, I just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you and your family on Memorial Day. I am so very grateful to David and others in the military for being willing to defend us. I am humbled by his sacrifice... Our national anthem will forever remind me of David and the others killed that day. We are so lucky to have had such fine young men protect us...Congratulations on your work getting the bill passed! And I think it is wonderful that your life is brightened with two foster children.

Thinking of you all and of David...
May 10, 2006
Oh my love,
One step closer, the Bill 1304 in the House of Rep. was passed today. Now onto the Senate side. I hope mum is making you proud. I made a promise to you and I will try my best to uphold it.
I miss you more today than ever. I love you and miss you.

Love Mum
May 09, 2006
My heartfelt sympathy to the Burridge family in the loss of David. I did not know David, 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. David it has been 20 months since you were taken. My heart was touched by the many wonderful/beautiful things written about you. You are a 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

To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
April 23, 2006
To all that have visited my son's guest book. I am David's mother Yvette "Bea". I would like to thank everyone for such kind words, this means the world to my family and I. Please check in as often as you'd like - we like hearing from everyone. It just makes everything a little more bareable.
To you my son, Mum misses you more with every growing day. Just to let you know whats going on here, Shawn is doing so much better - he's got a real job and sticking to it and your sister Brittany - well she had tried real hard to make you proud of her. She's graduating a year early from high school and plans on going to college. She really as grown up in the last year and half. I know you would be very proud of her.
And as for me, well I've taken on two foster children now. Yep, I know, most people think I have lost my mind. I've taken on Brannigan - she's 3 now, and Caleb his 2 years old. I think it's going to be OK. Oh yes, and honey I'm trying to keep my promise to you. Mrs Janet has gotten 1 Bill pass the Committee and now it's going to the House of Rep's. in Baton Rouge. This Bill is to Stop to Protesting within 1000 ft of any Military Funeral and/or services. My Bill will be going into Committee this coming month. It's to stop people from using all or any Military person's name without consent of the family. I wish I could be doing more but one step at a time love.
Grandma and Papa is doing better. They miss you too.
We love you so much and miss you, my arms arch so much - I just want to hold you again.
Just know you are always in my heart and in my mind.
April 20, 2006
To David's Family,
Just reading about David shows so well that there are wonderful and beautiful young men and women of today. We hear so much that is bad that it is heartwarming to read about such a fabulous man as David. I hurt for you and your loss and I am also grateful beyond words for his gift to us and our nation. A spot in my heart is his forever. God Bless
April 13, 2006
I would first like to say thank you to everyone that has signed David's guest book. Your kind words mean so much to his family.

I would like to say to David that we think of you everyday and miss you more than you could even imagine. We know that you are now watching over us from the Heavens the way that you did when you were here with us. You were a joy to watch grow up and we are so proud of the man that you grew into. When i search for a reason to smile i think of some of the things that i watched you do and say when you were growing up and that always puts a smile on my face.

I am sure you already know that i have a little boy of my own now his name is Andrew David . He does have your name i hope that i can teach him to grow into the same wonderful caring young man as you.

Love an miss you dearly
Love Aunt Chicky
March 16, 2006
dear david,
i just wanted to say how much you were such an AWESOME person with such a HUGE heart. thank you so much for being sucha friendly and carinng person and to give your life for our country's freedom. i am forever praying and thinking about you and your family. I MISS YOU!!!!!!! God bless your familiy.

your friend,
March 16, 2006
What can i say,we are all proud of you and miss you very very much. Your momma,Brit,Sean probably the most. David I'll never forget you. I can't really say to much except the world lost a great person. you are always in mine and tonya's prayers. every once in awhile Nick tells me we'll see you in heaven. love ya little one, I watched grow from a boy into a good man.

See Ya Up
March 13, 2006
Hello Family and Friends of David,
I always thought I had a very unique name-Burridge. Growing up, I never encountered another, and thought anyone with that name must be my relative. My name is David Burridge, so I feel a connection to Pfc. David P.Burridge. I am also a single parent with one teenage son. I don't know if I am somehow related to you or not, but thank you, David, you were a better man than I for dying for all of us, so that we may live free. And for your family, especially your mother and father, I hope you can in some way find peace. I apologize if I am out of line, or in anyway offend. Somehow, since we share the same name-rare name I feel I should. David = the beloved.
God Bless,
March 10, 2006
Hey Big bro...I just wanted you to know that u miss you soo much!!!!To all that have signed my brothers guest book thank yall very much... He really was a great person and is missed very much!!! I love you sooo much David.....
February 11, 2006
To all that have signed my son's guest book, my entire family thanks all of you. Your kind words and prayers are welcomed and we hold them dearly to our hearts.
My son David is missed more and more each day. I know he and his fellow brothers are all in a safe place in heaven. They are guarding our streets in heaven and watching over each and everyone of us.
To David, mum misses you so very much. My heart is so full of sadness and pride. You were so very young and had so many things planned for your life. I just wanted you to know how proud I am of you and that you are more of a man than many men I know of. You could not have made me any prouder.
I Love you and miss you so much.
Love Mum
PMM of you
My Angel in Heaven
9/13/84 - 9/06/04
February 02, 2006
Hey David. I may not have known you alot but what I hear about you... well youo are a good person. You were a good person and a good human.
Wish I knew you better.
Matthew Dugas
January 25, 2006
God Bless you always PFC. David P. Burridge you will always be in our hearts.

Proud Marine Mom of Lance Corporal Robert Casas - MCRD - San Diego, 2/11/05
January 24, 2006
Hey David i have not signed the book in a while and i just wanted you to know i didnt forget you. I miss you sooo much... Everything is going good here im graduating this year .. Hope you are proud... I love you very much and miss you like crazey
January 10, 2006
Psalm 23

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
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.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
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
November 05, 2005
David obviously influenced and touched many lives. What a wonderful example to follow. Thank you for sharing your son's memories on the legacy website. I am so sorry he was killed. God bless you, Maureen Cleary
September 21, 2005
September 06, 2005
It's but a small comfort, but know that there are Americans scattered across the country thinking and praying for you as family and friends, as well as for David's Marine brothers this first anniversary week. Your family has also been much on our minds this week as we pray you are all right after this tragic hurricane. I have a flag on the front of my house and this Labor Day night there are seven candles burning under it.
September 03, 2005
To the loved ones of David Burridge,

My heart is still sad at your loss one year ago. I feel as if all these young men have become a part of my heart this year.

My son said the platoon would sometimes kid David (or "Burridge" as they called him) about being the youngest. He liked David and misses him.

This weekend at our parish Mass the names of all the seven were read and the congregation prayed for the families of all of the seven. I wanted you to know that you are being thought of and prayers and love are being sent from my heart to all of yours.
August 20, 2005
David, You are truly a great American hero. I will always be grateful for the freedoms you have given me and my family. We will never forget you. We will pray for your family.
August 19, 2005
Hello my name is Brittany Burridge. Pfc. David Burridge is my older brother. I just wanted to let everyone who gets a chance to see this, know how proud of David I am. In my eyes David is the star that brightens up the dark night. I love him very much and miss him dearly!!! He is always in my thoughts and prayers!! I love you David and miss you more than you will ever know!! Huges and Kiss's
August 14, 2005
Every man who died for freedom,
has a place with God on high,
and beside our Heavenly Father,
they will live and never die.

Every man whose name is written
on a cross of snowy white
is engraved in the hearts of people
who are free of fear and might.

Every man who journeyed from us,
lingers closely still today,
and we must preserve freedom
so their trust we won't betray.

Every man who gave the fullest
shall be honored through the years,
and the ones they left behind them
wet their graves with flowing tears.

So memorial brings memories
of days that have gone by,
and thoughts of those who dwell in heaven
so our freedoms never die.

Author Unknown

Thank you for our Freedom
Grace & Sal Zerbo
August 14, 2005
Thank you for what you did for are Country Rest N Peace
August 13, 2005
grateful for his service
grateful for his life
grateful for the love he shared
praying for his loved ones
for blessings amid their tears
sending them hugs ((((hugs))))
and love
August 12, 2005
Semper Fi Devil Dog - Fellow 3rd BN graduate 20040206 MCRD Parris Island, SC (PLT 3008). My heart and prayers go out to the Burridge family. PFC Burridge gave true meaning to the motto - "Always Faithful"
July 06, 2005
David is a hero. He may not be on earth with us, but in our prayers he is with us. He hears them in heaven, smiling because he made us proud and touched over a million people by giving them freedom. God bless David because he is a true hero
March 22, 2005
David Burridge, we will remember you and your service and ultimate sacrifice. We will remember all of the seven Marines from that Labor Day of sorrow and the Iraqi interpreter who died with them outside Fallujah. My son Darrell also served with the "2/1",though in a different company, and I am in an informal e-mail group of 2/1 parents who supported each other for those seven long months. Every one of us remembers the national news that fateful morning and the chill that came over our hearts. We just knew, and then came the phone calls from the Fox company surviving sons and we mentally ticked off who was accounted for and the waiting began. The doorbell passed us by, but several of our sons were on the scene and will bear the memories of their brothers always.
So David we come to know you only by internet searches for your name, where we find your story and pictures from your services. We send condolences to your parents, family and friends and hope they know they are wrapped in a virtual circle of thoughts and prayers from afar. The 2/1 represented states across the nation and the seven, a true cross section of America. CNN's Paula Zahn Now show did a feature on the men of Fox company,"Pale Rider Three." Copies are available from the CNN site. Pictures of the seven closed out the show. David is joined by Michael Allred, Mick (Nygard-)Bekowsky, Derek Gardner, Quinn Keith, Joseph MeCarthy, and Lamont Wilson. We have searched them each out and brought them to life in our hearts. Please forgive my presumption in telling this story second hand and any misinformation or mispelling. We did not know these sons in life but we can list their names from memory and every Labor Day will call September 6th, 2004. David, we will carry you and your brothers in our hearts always. You have made a difference to millions and someday soon Iraqi children will dance in freedom on the sands you walked.
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