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March 17, 2013
As 3 years have passed, I would like to express my gratitude to Ian for his service and sacrifice he made for this Country.
March 01, 2012
To the family and friends of Sgt. Ian Gelig:
Please accept my remembrance of Ian on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
August 15, 2011
I just wanted to say, no matter how much time goes by, your son and brother Sgt. Gelig will NEVER be forgotten nor his ultimate sacrifice. My son was in his unit in Afghanistan and he also will never forget him,none of his fellow soldier brothers will. My deepest sympathy and my daily heartfelt prayers go out to Sgt. Gelig's family!Thank you Sgt. Ian Gelig! <3 To be absent from this earth is to be present with the,prayers and peace. Sincerely, D. Kuehni and family
March 16, 2011
To the family of Sgt. Ian Gelig:
Please know that just as your loved one remains in your hearts and minds; his sacrifice, and that of your family, remains with the people he died defending. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for his bravery and selflessness, or the heartache we feel for your loss. God bless and keep you always.
March 01, 2011
To the family and friends of Sgt. Ian Gelig:
Remembering Ian on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
November 28, 2010
To the Family of Sgt. Gelig:
I would like to extend my condolence and I salute your son for gving up his life for this country.May his souls rest in peace.God bless

---Ericson Navoa
June 29, 2010
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 15, 2010
To the family of Sgt. Ian Gelig:
Ian 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"
May 23, 2010
my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. my nephew, larry le, is currently in kandahar, afghan. hes told me some wonderful stories you guys shared during the times there. you will be missed.
thank you for your dedication and sacrifices youve made for your family and your country. without brave men like you, ian, our country wouldnt be free.
i hope that i will get a chance to pay my respect, in person, with my nephew when he comes back in august 2010. until then farewell and thank you for looking out after my nephew. you will be sorely missed.
thank you.
April 06, 2010
Prayer for Peace

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

March 29, 2010
For Ian...


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.

© Joe Fazio
[email protected] /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
March 25, 2010
May Gods peace and joy continue in the memories of ur loved one.the dagdagan and Quintana family
March 25, 2010
March 25, 2010
There are no words that could possibly show my gratitude to you SPC Ian Gelig for your wonderful courage and loyalty to this wonderful nation of ours, the United States of America. You will always be honored and never forgotten.
March 21, 2010
I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. I truly feel your loss and pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Ian will never be forgotten.

For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I’m home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I’m only a civilian
And I don’t even know if it’s allowed

But I salute you; allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.

For those missing in action;
for those who didn’t make it home.
I know you’re in God’s presence you are not alone.
For every neatly folded flag;
for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.

I salute you, allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.

I salute you .

Suzanne MacDaniel
- A Proud Aunt
SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq
March 19, 2010
May your life and your sacrifice be honored forever, Sgt. Gelig. I'll do all that I can to honor your memory on my upcoming deployment. The Army / Navy rivalry is always a respectful one, because deep down we're brothers in arms. Be with God, Ian.
March 18, 2010
Thank you all for the supoort you have given to the Gelig/Dagdagan Family. We treasure your words of encouragement and symphaties as it makes us strong and helps us move on in our lives in these times of bereavement. Sgt. Ian Timothy Dagdagan Gelig will always be part of us and never forgotten. We love you Ian.
March 17, 2010

I will remember you forever.
March 17, 2010
To the family and friends of Spc. Ian Gelig. I am sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your loved one. He is truly an American hero. My wife, children, and I grieve with you over the loss. We are forever indebted to him, and to you as well, for his sacrifice. May the Lord walk beside you during this time and provide you wisdom and strength.

Kevin C. Hawn
Proud Uncle of Wayne M. Geiger
KIA Baghdad Iraq 10/18/2007
March 16, 2010
Ian my lil bro...may you be with god...and you will always be in my memories...ill see you again bro...miss u luv u bro..
March 16, 2010
To Spc. Ian Gelig, you made the ultimate sacrifice and you will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God be with you. Rest In Peace.
March 16, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 15, 2010
You are my Hero may God keep you in his arms forever.
March 15, 2010
Our dearest Ian, we will miss you terribly. Thank you for your sacrifices as we all know that our families will only benefit from all you've done.

We'll keep an eye over your family. You can guarantee we've got their backs. Love u cousin!

March 13, 2010
March 10, 2010
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 SPC Ian Gelig. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Ian. And to Ian it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country while opposing enemy forces in Afghanistan. No greater love is shown than a man lay down his life for another. Ian, 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 1,353 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport, Louisiana, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Ian’s family and loved ones.

Dennis N. Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
March 09, 2010
Please accept my Deepest and Most Heartfelt Sympathy regarding the loss of Spc Ian Gelig. The price this Brave Young Soldier and his family have paid for this country and for freedom, will Never Be Forgotten.
There is so much thanks to be given, to these young heroes, for their Courage, Dedication and Service.

"Wait on the Lord, be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart" ~ Psalm 27:14 ~

May the Peace of God and your precious memories of Ian, remain in your heart always, and may this give you comfort and strength through the difficult days ahead.

I am the sister of such a young hero, who made the Ultimate Sacrifice in Vietnam, many years ago.
You are in my thoughts and my prayers.
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