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Jonathan T. Blunk, 26, was among 12 victims fatally shot in Aurora, Colorado on July 20, 2012.
Published in Mercury News from Jul. 21 to Aug. 20, 2012.
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March 19, 2017
Fair winds and following seas. "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived." - George S. Patton
August 8, 2015
In God's care rest in peace
Dwayne Bickham,Sr.
July 23, 2015
Jonathan T. Blunk would never be forgotten
Elizabeth Truvillion
November 24, 2014
Please accept my sincere prayers that go out to the surviving family and friends may the God of comfort continue to bless you and yours especially after such a tragic loss. Please accept my deepest sympathies. 2 Cor. 1:2,3
December 25, 2012
My niece & I at the Western Wall in Jerusalem
Chantel, I'm reading TIME and sad to see your picture. I lived in Viet-Nam 68-70, taught school, & was married to an Air America/CIA pilot KIA Laos 18 Feb 70. Retired from 43 yrs teaching, I volunteer at the VA Hosp teaching creative writing in their Vet Recovery Center. The holidays are sad. Time does heal; however, at the Viet-Nam Memorial, Maya Lin envisioned a scar in the earth, healed but visible; black reflecting life. I hope the new year brings blessing to you and your family as you enjoy the journey...on the "write" track. Namaste
Kay Merkel Boruff
September 22, 2012
You were a true American hero to this country. I wish I knew your rank. Anyway, thank you for your service and your sacrifice to this great nation.
Ms. Leeza Spiegl
August 19, 2012
I am truly sorry for your loss. Rely on God and he will comfort you (Psalms 145:19).
August 15, 2012
Johnathan is a true hero. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sarah Ferguson
August 14, 2012
I didn't know you. I'm not even American, but I have the utmost respect for members and ex-members of the NATO forces, and for that, I salute you. You died in an unfair way. Rest In Peace.
Mark McCartney
August 14, 2012
We miss you so much jt. You will never be forgotten.
blunk family
August 6, 2012
Family of Jonathan Blunk please accept my condolence and prayer during this difficult time find comfort knowing that God is readily available during this difficult time Psalms 46:1.
Monica Daniels
August 6, 2012
Rest easy now, shipmate. We've got the watch.
Christina S
August 4, 2012
To the family and friends of Jonathan Blunk; Please accept my sincerest, heartfelt condolences at this time of extreme sorrow and tragedy. My heart breaks for you, but he was an American Hero. There can be some comfort and a sense of pride to be had knowing that. He will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
Janice Flint
August 4, 2012
To the precious family of Jonathan, My heart is breaking for you and all who have suffered. What a wonderful young man who gave his life to save others. May God hold you in his loving arms and bring you comfort. Please know there are thousands upon thousands who are praying for you and will never forget.
Joanne Campana
August 3, 2012
Johnathan we laid you to rest today, you lay next to my Mother & Father. You were more then a son in law, you were my son. You will be very missed by all of us. Love Mom
Elisa Ramirez
August 3, 2012
We laid you to rest today, you lay next to my mother & father (Navy Man). you were more then a son inlaw, you were my son. I will miss you very much. I love you Mom
August 3, 2012
Johnathan we laid you in peace today, you lay next to my mother & father. We will miss you with all our hearts, you were more then a son inlaw you were my son. Your children Hailey & maxamus will never forget you. I love you. Love Mom
Elizabeth Ramirez
August 2, 2012
RIP
David Heath
August 1, 2012
Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called children of God.Jonathan, you lived as a hero, you will live on as a hero for the entire nation.To the Blunk family, our deepest sympathy, for now, and for always. On behalf of my parents and myself. Dean, Sue , Denise & Ron Russman
Denise Russman- Carroll
July 31, 2012
Thank you! You are a great soul! Light and Love to those who will forever missyour smile!
Karen
July 30, 2012
Julia Holland
July 30, 2012
We are praying for you and your family. Your children will grow up to know their father died a hero for their country, and family. Our deepest condolences for the whole family. Thank you for your service.
J G
July 29, 2012
Jonathan....you have the most beautiful smile I have ever seen. May it shine down forever on your two precious children.



Barbara Miller ( West Deptfod, NJ )
Barbara Miller
July 29, 2012
Jonathan, your story moved me to tears. I go from anger to sadness on a recurring basis thinking about what happened to you and as a result now, your loved ones as well. The range of emotions are intense, but I always end up landing on the feeling of inspiration when I think of you and your story. I wish I could have known you. God bless you and your family.
S E
July 29, 2012
r.i.p jonathan...may god be with you and your family..love, kristi lee, colorado
July 29, 2012
A poem I wrote In memory Of Jonathan and all Lives lost In Aurora Tragedy

On this dark
And sober night
Red-hot rage
Was in the air-
The beast within
Took innocent people
Such panic and fear-
Tiny screams
And shattered silence
Noone knew their
Life would end.
Angel whispered-
Take my hand-step out
Of the darkness
And into the light

By: Patricia R Shaw
Denver CO
Patricia Shaw
July 29, 2012
My condolences, he will always be with you. He was a true hero for what he did and he is an inspiration to me and america
July 29, 2012
Donna,Lee, Chris, and Eric we are thinking of you and our prayers are with you always
July 28, 2012
I wish to add my prayers to your family. I know you are grieving as we are [ the family of John T. Larimer]. May you find peace one day.
R L
July 28, 2012
Jonathan I wish you could read all these messages. You are so loved by the world. Thank you for your service to America. Your life was taken much to early in such a senseless way. It's so hard to understand why. As some have said "your children will live on through you". Rest in Peace and in our loving Father's arms. God Bless for your heroic act. You will never be forgotten.
July 28, 2012
My heart and prayers are with you and your family.
Stacey Alvarez
July 28, 2012
Our prayers go out to all Jonathans family. God bless you as he has him in his keeping.
John and Allene Wolfe
July 28, 2012
Proud GSM of PFC Kevin C. Thomson
Thoughts n prayers to you all...I know the pain n sorrow all too well. I will always be here for all of you...Jon is a true hero and he will live on in all your hearts forever and he will never be forgotten!
Debbie Routson
July 28, 2012
Prayers for your family from ours
Deborah Crader
July 28, 2012
Embraces for the entire family who has to miss Jonathan, may we all try to show his courage and compassion in a world that has to do without him now Evert J Bos
Evert Bos
July 28, 2012
Taken away from us way too soon. I know it doesn't look like it, but this pain will ease. God bless you Jon you will be missed.
Jeremiah Gimino
July 27, 2012
Because of last Friday, when my granddaughters want to know what to look for in a boyfriend, when they question if there are true heroes in the world, I will show them Jonathon's picture and tell them his story and remind them HE is the kind of guy they want to have in their life. We love you
di lawrence
July 27, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Thank you for being a hero Jon.
Melisha Watt
July 27, 2012
too youg and gone too soon.rest in peace. prayers to your family and friends.
christine vantassel
July 27, 2012
This man is truly an inspiration to me and many others. To unselfishly give your life to save the life of another...that is the true definition of a hero to me. My heart goes out to the family and friends of this incredible man. The world is mourning with you.
victoria cruey
July 27, 2012
Thank You Janathan Blunk for your time and service Bless you, and Bless your family , you have touched our hearts.
lin Bher
July 27, 2012
For the loved ones of Jonathan Blunk, may you find peace in the love and memories.
Margaret
July 27, 2012
You are a true hero. May God embrace you and take the pain away. I am sorry this happened to you. I wish I could do something to bring you back. You will live on through your children. Rest in peace my friend.
Lorraine Lucero
July 27, 2012
my maiden name is Blunk but no relation i think but am highly proud to share it with this young man! God gave him to us for awhile here and i hope you can find some peace in that and know he is in heaven for us now. Joann Coder (Avon,IN)
Joann Coder
July 26, 2012
Keep on smiling my brother!!!
Hey Brother! It's been a long time since we've spoken, but I just want to know how much you have impacted my life the last few days! You are a true hero and your name will live on forever!

I just came across this photo I took of you while we were on liberty in Hong Kong back in 05. Keep on smiling my brother!!
Andrew Coles
July 26, 2012
I am saddened to hear of your sudden loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.-LaLande(Lafayette,La.)
July 26, 2012
My sincerest condolences to his family i will forever keep you in my heart thoughts & prayers may god give you strength & comfort in this tragic time please remember someone in Louisiana cares & will hold everyone involved in her heart always
July 26, 2012
May your children find peace and comfort knowing that their daddy is a true hero!
July 26, 2012
Sorry for your loss.
Maria T
July 26, 2012
America is indeed worse off without this young man. I mourn your loss. He was a true hero.
Lorena & David Williams
July 25, 2012
Dear Johnathan's family,

We are sending our deepest sympathy to you at this terrible time of your loss of your wonderful loving Johnathan. We are so very sorry and want to let you know our deep prayers are with you for comfort and healing.
Love in Christ Jesus,
Pastor Dan and Debra Capperrune
Dan and Debra Capperrune
July 25, 2012
I worked with you and you were a great person!! God Bless your family it was nice to have known you!
Bethany Kramer
July 25, 2012
you are a true hero. God bless your friends and family and hold them close to Him.
Amy Waters
July 25, 2012
I didn't know this man, but his bravery has really touched me. I'm very sorry that he was killed, America is worse off without him.
Navy Veteran
July 25, 2012
So sorry for your loss, i didnt know Jonathan personally however we knew the blunk family back when they lived in Colorado you will be missed and a true hero
Renee Anderson Enger
July 25, 2012
To Chantel Blunk and family,
my heart goes out to you and your family for your terrible loss. and sympathy to as well during this difficult time, I am also mailing a sympathy card to you and your family.
God Bless you and yours
from Gloria Sumner
Gloria Sumner
July 25, 2012
jonathan..from what i read you are a wonderful person!! and because of you 2 girls can live out there life from your actions..thankyou!! you are a hero!! god bless to all of his family feeling the loss of such a great person..
shannon gardner
July 25, 2012
So sadd My prayers go out to his family and friends.
Victor Hardin
July 25, 2012
This young man served his country and then lost his life after I feel terrible for his family. I pray that for his family .
CAROL RICE
July 25, 2012
DEAR JOHNNY, WE WILL BE MISSED VERY MUCH EVERYONE IS CALLING YOU A HERO, JUST FOR YOU TO KNOW THE DAY YOU MARRIED MY DAUGHTER CHANTEL AND GAVE ME 2 WONDERFUL GRAND CHILDREN IS THE DAY YOU WERE MY HERO, GOT BLESS YOU FOR SAVING THE YOUNG WOMEN WITH YOU, ONLY YOU WOULD PUT EVERYONE ELSE AHEAD OF YOURSELF. I LOVE AND MISS YOU. YOUR MOTHER INLAW ELIZABETH RAMIREZ
ELIZABETH RAMIREZ
July 25, 2012
My sympathy goes out to ur family thank u for bein a here
July 25, 2012
My sincere sympathy for your great loss.
Sylvia
July 25, 2012
Melissa Holt
July 25, 2012
Jonathan's departure is truly a loss to the world. What a fine, heroic young man he was. My heart breaks for his family and children. He just seems so special and I will not forget him. Peace and condolences.
Mars
July 25, 2012
remember
Debbie n Bob Feightner
July 25, 2012
My condolences to your family. May God provide you with strength and comfort during this sad time.
SD Daniels
July 25, 2012
Thank you sir for your service to our country. You are the definition of what a real hero is. To the family, although I never had the pleasure of knowing Jon, I am sincerly saddened at what happened to him. I am so sorry for your pain. Sending love and prayers up from Georgia.
Melissa A
July 25, 2012
My sincere sympathy to the Blunk Family

May it help to know others are praying for you.

A canadian friend
JoAnne Holliday
July 25, 2012
To The Blunk Family-Iam so sorry for your loss I just can't seem to find the right words But I will keep you and your's in my Prayer's REST IN PEACE Jonathan
Lorraine
July 25, 2012
Eternal rest Dear Jonathon; God Bless your Dear Family.
Jo
July 25, 2012
RIP Jon you are truly a hero! and will never be forgotten.!!
Sarah gank
July 24, 2012
It's so shocking and sad to learn of your passing, especially in the way for which it occured. Yet, you were able to show the rest of the world the kind of person I knew you to be--charming and quick to defend and protect, especially those who cannot do so for themselves. You were such a good person. At least you are in a better place now. Rest in peace, J.T. We will miss you and will not ever forget you. May God bless and take care of you, your family, and the rest of mankind.
Jessica Anu
July 24, 2012
we will take care of you family rest in peace love kim and linda, reno nv
kim young
July 24, 2012
Jon,

You accomplished so much in your short time here on earth. My prayers are with your family.

Katherine Foley
Katherine Foley
July 24, 2012
Be strong in the Lord.Many prayers are being sent to you.
July 24, 2012
Nathan thank you for your service, and know that you will not be forgotten.
Rich Stine
July 24, 2012
It's sad, you survive 3 tours to come home and go to what should have been a simple movie and lose your life. That was a terrible day, and my prayers are with his family and friends.
Katie
July 24, 2012
Words cannot express my true feelings. Jon will never be forgotten.
Tim Calahan
July 24, 2012
I did not personally know him, but he is a hero. Rest in peace Jon
John McNary
July 24, 2012
Words may not ease the pain you must feel at this time. But know you are in our Hearts and out Thoughts.
Nicole Serrette
July 24, 2012
Our heartfelt prayers are with your family.
-Money Family (Washington)
July 24, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Jon Blunk. May his dear little children remember just how much their father loved them.
Maryellen
July 24, 2012
Im so srry to hear bout jonathan im prayin for yall :(
Ashley Warren
July 24, 2012
RIP-Love & Prayers to the family from Texas.
Melissa Pate
July 24, 2012
Heartfelt Sympathy from the Lenexa KS community
July 24, 2012
It was a privilege to have you in our lives as long as we did. We've all been robbed of something very special. But. I know we'll see you again bro... This side or the other.
Jenna
July 24, 2012
To the entire Blunk family. I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with all of you. In such a tragic time. May God bless all of you. Tammy Shorb (Hagerstown Maryland)
Tammy Shorb
July 24, 2012
With the deepest sympathy to your family. I'm so sorry for your loss and praying for you.
Sandra
July 24, 2012
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. May God bless you!
Wendy McKnight
July 24, 2012
Praying for your comfort in this most tragic situation. So young. May you find comfort in knowing as each day passes it is one day closer to the next time you will meet again. Shreveport, LA
July 24, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. (Eccl. 7:1)
chantale
July 24, 2012
With deepest sympathy to the Blunk Family. May GOD provide you peace in this time of need.
July 24, 2012
Blunt Family, So sorry for the loss of your son, your, husband and father. His life has just begun. Take care of each other and help the children. Love can and will get you through this tragic. Praying for you. The Browns
July 24, 2012
With deepest sympathy to the Blunk family during your time of grief...Psalm 46:1...God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
July 24, 2012
Life is not about what you take from this world, but what you give to it. There is no greater gift than the gift of love..to lay ones life down for another in their time of need is such a gift. You stood tall JONATHAN. RIP
Ken Farley
July 24, 2012
my prayers go out to the family your not alone in thought and prayer .this is so hard to comprehend but we are all their for you all may you at this time rely on the comfort of family and friends and know that god is near to all those lowly at heart ,draw close to him and he will draw close to you. sincerly
MARY WINGFIELD
July 24, 2012
L Britt
July 24, 2012
My prayers go out to the family of Jonathan.He died a hero and will never be forgotten. May you be comforted by the fact that today the world mourns Jonathan with you. You are in my prayers. Deepest Condolences.
Karen Moore
July 24, 2012
We are so sorry for the loss of your husband. We can feel your sorrow and our hearts are broken. The Word of God says..." I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." John 14:18
Chuck & Missy Pennington
July 23, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time. I may not personally know you, but I feel for you all. May peace stay with you always.
Sydney Smith
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