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Gunnery Sergeant Phillip Andrew Jordan, USMC, 42, of Enfield, beloved husband of Amanda (Marcroft) Jordan and father of Tyler Reece Jordan, was killed in action in An Nasariyah, Iraq, Sunday, (March 23, 2003) while performing his duties during Operation Enduring Freedom. Gunny Jordan was attached to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines and 2nd Marine Division in Camp Lejeune, NC. Born on April 20, 1960, in Brazoria, Texas, his military career had given him a tour of the world. His travels included Guam, Japan, Korea, Greece, Malta, Somalia, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Israel, Okinawa and Kuwait. In many of these countries, he trained with their own military. Gunny Jordan enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in November 1987. He served as an Instructor at Marine Corps Base in Camp Pendleton, CA and most recently he completed a tour as a Drill Instructor in Parris Island, SC. His tours of duty included Desert Storm, Kosovo and Afghanistan. He was known as a Marine's Marine and was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant posthumously. His list of awards include: Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Gold Star, Coast Guard Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, NATO Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Southwest Asia Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Unit Commendation, Certificates of Commendation, Meritorious Masts and Letters of Appreciation. Phil easily established long lasting relationships with his friends. Affectionately called "Forrest" or "Gump" because of his eternal optimism and love for people, he had a heart as big as the outdoors and would help anyone at anytime. Phil was also called PJ by many of his fellow Marines. His interests included golf, fishing, bowling and cooking. Phil's greatest joy was spending time with his son, Tyler and wife, Amanda. Phil is survived by his beloved wife, Amanda; cherished son, Tyler Reece; mothers-in-law, Gretchen Marcroft and Sharen Brodeur; fathers-in-law, Jay Paretzky and Frank Marcroft; brothers-in-law, Kyle Marcroft, Jared Brodeur, Seth Brodeur and a host of friends and fellow Marines. Relatives and friends may attend the Liturgy of Christian Burial on Wednesday, April 2, at 1 p.m. in Holy Family Church, 23 Simon Road, Enfield, accompanied with full U.S. Marine Corps honors followed by burial in St. Patrick King Street Cemetery, Enfield. His family will receive friends at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield on Tuesday, April 1, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The family has requested that expressions of sympathy may be in the form of memorial contributions to the Tyler Jordan Education Fund, c/o Fleet Bank, 777 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06115 to the attention of Millie Gonzalez.

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Published in Hartford Courant on Mar. 31, 2003.
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November 23, 2015
Gunnery Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan will be remembered and honored at the College Station, Texas City Council Meeting on November 23, 2015.

Never forget.
Ben Roper
March 23, 2012
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan:
Always remembering Phillip. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
March 23, 2011
On this date, the Anniversary of your final mission…SEMPER FI MARINE!
Linda Michaud-Wehunt
March 23, 2011
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan:
Please accept my remembrance of Phillip on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
Peggy Childers
September 3, 2010
September 3rd, 2010

Dear Jordan family,

I am writing as a representative of the Home of the Brave Quilt Project. I want to offer you my condolences on the death GySgt. Phillip Andrew Jordan. I have read many of the newspaper accounts, and I cannot imagine your grief at the loss of such a special man. I wish I had met him.

I want you to know that a quilt has been made for you in his memory. My part in the project is to contact the family and to verify information for delivering the quilt. I hope that you will feel comfortable accepting the quilts as a symbol of our thanks & desire to reach out to you & your family.
I can be reached by phone at
(860) 875-1346, or by email at
Please be assured that your information is not shared with anyone for any other purpose.

As I contact families and learn about their loved ones, I am struck by the varied responses that I receive. Know that I believe that your grief is a private thing and that any response, including a refusal, is also private. Please contact me if I can clarify anything or provide any assistance.

My prayers and thanks to you,

Adi Sutherland
State Coordinator
For Home of the Brave Quilt Project
Ellington Country Quilters
August 21, 2010
Thank you so much for your service to this country. We are sad for your loss and hope you know that we will never forget you. You served in honor and in grace to protect our great country. May you find peace and comfort. Thank-you so much for my freedom.
Pamela Wiscombe
July 3, 2010
This weekend is July 4th weekend... people forget the true meaning of July 4th. That makes me sad...because THIS WEEKEND IS ALL ABOUT YOU!


SEMPER FI Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan!
Linda Michaud-Wehunt
March 23, 2010
To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan:
Remembering Phillip on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
March 23, 2010
Today is the 7th anniversary of a good man's passing. The Bible says something to the effect of life being divided into 7 year cycles. I have seen this to be true in my 60 years of life. I hope you all are doing well and will continue to do so.
March 23, 2010
I never had the honor of meeting GySgt Phillip Jordan, but I wanted his family and friends to know that he has not been forgotten by the people of Enfield.
March 23, 2010
Your bravery - and your ultimate sacrifice - will never be forgotten.
Lori Gates
February 11, 2010
Mrs. Jordan and Tyler, I served with Phillip in Aco 1/6 wpns plt at Camp Lejune. I want to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Phillip will be missed deeply. I think of him now and always.
Jeff Stokes
September 19, 2009
I was privileged to have served with Phil in 2d Battalion, 5th Marines back in 90-92. I'll never forget his grin! RIP Marine and may God wath over your family.

Semper Fi,

Lee Reynolds
USMC (ret)
Lee Reynolds
May 25, 2009

Linda Michaud-Wehunt
May 24, 2009
To let your family know, you are not forgotten this Memorial day
March 23, 2009
It is the 6th anniversary of March, 23, 2003--AN NASIRIYAH.

My son was a Navy Medic and served with the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade out of Camp Lejeune, NC in 2003. He was there, on that fateful day...


March 23, 2009
To the family of Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan:
Phillip 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"
Peggy Childers
February 24, 2009
I will always keep Staff Sergeant Jordan and his family in my prayers. I enjoyed every minute I had with him while serving on the Drill Field from 1999 to 2003. He was and still is a wonderful man and taught me to always be happy, no matter what.

1stSgt Fields
Mario Fields
December 30, 2008
December 9, 2008
Me and my families prayers go out to the Jordan family. Rest comfortably, Marine, you've earned your peace.
Danny Eaton
March 23, 2008
Big J,

With every year that passes on this date I continue to remember. Amazingly enough, Muncy is now a MSgt in Twenty-Nine Palms and Larson is one as well. I look back fondly on the time spent on Parris Island, 3rd Bn...

I continue to give the advice to other military wives that you shared with me so many years ago. I miss you Big J and as we celebrate Easter, you will be remembered with all others in our prayers.

You remain always in my heart,
Denna' Muncy, MD, PhD
March 23, 2008
Today marks the 5th aniversary of March, 23, 2003--AN NASIRIYAH.


March 22, 2008
i was with sgt j. back in 1996 in 1/6, we had a lot of fun together , he had just got a little puppy named emitt ,, after emitt smith from the dallas cowboys off course.. his favorite team, but we were good friends, he used to bring little emitt in for the marines to play with and many of times i lost bets about marine corps knowledge to him over a sam adams. but i was thinking of him and wanted to check up on him, only to find out what happened 1 day before the 5th annv. wow it floored me ! he was a stand up man and a better friend, but will always be a marine for life... thank you sgt j
jason masciarelli
October 12, 2007
Im happy to say I am one of the proud people who got the opportunity to have Phil in my family's life for a little while. He was a big guy with a very gental heart who was really good to my daughter and always nice to me. Sometimes he would talk a little to much but that was o.k. I really miss that texas chatter. We had not spoken to him in awhile figured he was out and living life in Texas.. I had seen the the name Phillip Jordan on a list of causalties... Funny I did not believe it was him I only knew a Phil. Found out it was him and it broke our hearts ( my ex was not a real cryer but the lose of Phil really broke his heart)we never had the chance to say thank you for being such a bright part of our lives. I am so happy he found someone to love and had a child because that I know was more important then anything.. We love ya Phil Jordon and thank god everyday we got to have you in our lives...
Elizabeth Goblirsch
August 2, 2007
If this person can stand in battle to ensure my freedom, then I will stand in grief with his/her family to honor him/her. 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 guest book for the rest of my life, but I promised LE RON A. WILSON (a dear friend KIA 7/6/07, 18yrs old) that neither he nor any like him would be forgotten and so I will continue until the day there is no longer the need.

Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
March 23, 2007
In Remembrance of this Fine Young Marine, Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan, on this 4th anniversary of the day he gave his life for our Country and for Freedom.
May Phillip, rest safely in God's Care and know that he is a True American hero, that shall Never Be Forgotten.
May the Peace of the Lord be with the Jordan family.
There will Never Be Enough Ways, to Humbly Thank these Heroes, for their Supreme Sacrifice, my brother among them. KIA-Vietnam 1967.

"And God shall 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 have passed away."
Revelations 21:4

May you find peace in knowing the love and memories you have, will remain in your heart forever and that this Country Remembers Phillip's sacrifice.
I am So Deeply Sorry for your loss.
Garnet Jenkins
January 26, 2007
On behalf of "Gold Star Siblings" please accept our heartfelt condolences.
Karen Hickman
January 5, 2007
My son is a Navy Medic and served with the the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade out of Camp Lejeune, N.C. in 2003.

His Battalion was heavily attacked when it went into Nasiriyah, March 23, 2003. Eighteen men in his Battalion were killed on that fateful day, and many more were wounded.

I will never forget March 23, 2003...and your son, who remains in my heart. I have his picture saved...along with the other brave Troops who died that day. My son was there, with your son.

He was redeployed in Jan. 2005-Sept. 2005. Your son is a HERO!

God Bless and Keep You In The Palm Of His Hand...
November 17, 2006
To the Jordan Family,

I didn't know Gunny, but I was in AN NASIRIYAH that unfortunate day when he paid the ultimate price. I was with RCT-2 (I 3/2) securing a bridge on the west side of the city when we heard what happened. We were all scared but at the same time we wanted pay back. So, in a twist of fate we move east to re-inforce 2/8 south of 1/2 on the 24th of March. I was there for about 12 miserable days, getting shot at and mortared every night. We moved to another location after Jessica Lynch was rescued on or around April 4th. I will never foreget what happened in AN NASIRIYAH and the suffering we all had to endure. I just wish all the Marines and soldiers that died on 23 March 2003 could of came home to their families. May God Bless all there souls.

May GySgt Jordan rest in peace. He was a great american and paid the ultimate sacrifice so we can be free.

Semper Fi,

October 22, 2006
Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan
you are my hero may god keep you in his arms forever.
Gary Allain
October 3, 2006
Scott Chamberland
July 26, 2006
Cpl Phil Jordan and Sgt Ron McCormick hooking up with the moon pie man. Hokaido, Japan November 1989.
Phil you will always be in my heart brother. I enjoyed serving with you. May Gob bless your family and provide for them all that they need. Semper Fi.
Ron McCormick
July 19, 2006
I want to say thank you. I know that is not enough. There are no words that mean enough to honor such a person. My thoughts are with your family, as I know you are in a glorious place.
I thank you and your family for my freedom. My husband and I are both in the service and I know what a family must go through to support one another. While I hope to never know of the pain your family is feeling I commend them for being so strong and thank them again.
Ashley Sabin
May 27, 2006
Big J,

Though the years continue on, there are many times when you pass into my thoughts. I remember many days of recruit training on Parris Island and how glad you each were when a platoon graduated. I sit sometimes and think of the smiles, laughter and talks that we had about your being a Marine and what it would be like for me as the spouse of a Marine.

Jordan, things have changed now for Adam and I. Though he is back once again on Parris Island completing a second tour as a DI. When you look down, you will see me not there but here in Jacksonville. I wish you were here now. For all those words, once spoken of encouragement when I needed them.

You always will be remembered and there can never be enough words to say how much you will be missed. Keep an eye on your "brothers and sisters" there in heaven. When they need guidance - I know you will be there as you always were.
GySgt Adam and Denna' Muncy
March 16, 2006
My heartfelt sympathy to the Jordan family in the loss of Phillip. I did not know Phillip, 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. Phillip on the 23rd of this month it will be 3 years since you were taken. 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~
Tom Gugliuzza-Smith
March 6, 2006
What's up sarge?
I just wanted to say, it's been nearly 3 years now, since you took your last breath, my brother still talks about you almost every time I talk to him about goin to Iraq. It's funny, of the guys ya'll lost over there, you're the one that hits him the hardest. Well it ain't funny I guess, from what he tells me of ya, you weren't superman, but you were definately a damn fine marine. Sarge, from what I was told by the others about what went down out there, if ya hadn't done what ya did, a lot of others woulda suffered, if not died. So I know it doesn't change things and I don't wanna bragg about ya, but thanks. My brother came home, his friends came home. I know you didn't and believe me when I say, it hurts em all every day that they couldn't bring you back with em. But thanks.......

ET3 Herrera
United States Navy
USS The Sullivans
January 30, 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
Vangi & McKaLyne Lunsford
January 7, 2006
Thank you for your service and for your sacrifice. You are truly an American hero, and will not be forgotten. May God give your family peace and understanding. Rest in peace.
October 7, 2005
IM very sorry for your lost, I wish you and your family the best

Semper Fi
Sgt Sivels
Ryan Sivels
August 25, 2005
To The Jordan Family:

Despite what the papers say, the American people truly appreciate the sacrafice and courage of people like SSGT Jordan.

God holds a special place in heaven for Marines and you can be sure Phil is squaring things away up there until you meet again.
Semper Fi,
Dan Harnett
USMC 82-85
Dan Harnett
August 21, 2005
Wanda Cobb & Family
August 16, 2005
Its been two years five months since i saw gysgt Jordan.I was at that battle with him he was my platoon sergeant in 1st BN 2nd Marines Charlie co wpns plt.Everyone in that battalion looked up to that man and their first question to themsleves were.How does this man have so many ribbons lol.And he would answer sarcastically u will get yours to devil dog after this deployment.His sarcasm made us not be scared i was.We were a young fresh of marines with no combat experience but we didnt want to show weakness because we all looked up to him and tried to be like him.On march 23,2003 we lost our pride and morale was very low when we lost 18 of our very own including gysgt Jordan the best platoon sergent and still the best til this day.Charlie co will never forget such an idol like him, I will never forget the faces of garibay,Kline,Gonzalez,Burkett.etc.
but gunny jordan u live on with us aswell in the Marine corp ohrahh.
Cpl Jesus Salazar
June 22, 2005
he beat me at everything we did, bowling, video ironic that the last marine i saw on the day i left pendleton was phil...tyler i knew your dad when he was an E-3 and i knew him on a personal level also. we hungout on the weekends and our dorms where next to each other...he loved sports and he loved being a marine, but if i knew as good as i think i did, you can rest assure he loved you more than anything in this world...last time i saw him was in 1993 and i can still see that smirk right now...even God needs a few great soldiers and you can rest assure he definitely has one...may God bless you and your mother...semper fi!!!
darriel youngblood
May 31, 2005
I happened upon your grave, a beautiful sight overlooking the conneticut river, by chance. My Mom was dying and my flight was delayed it was a beautiful day, and I wondered around a cemetary...and found you. I cried even tho I never knew you. I cried for your wife, and children....and for our nation.
Thanks for everything. But mostly for being there when I needed a good cry.
I appreciate the opportunity to Thank You.
May 29, 2005
To the Jordan Family: Thank you for having a hero. I got the pleasure of meeting Phillip while he was on the drill field, he is truly a wonderful man and a hero. He is an inspiration and may his legacy live on forever. when I learned of his sacrifice, it hit me as one of my family. He truly did what he was doing well. Thank you for the sacrifice, and now he is pulilng gaurd duty on the streets of heaven. Semper Fi, Phillip.
Nikol Hull Purvis SSGT USMC 92 - 2000
April 7, 2005
Thank you for your service and your sacrifice for our country. God bless you and your family.

A marine mother. Donna Gossett
Donna Gossett
February 23, 2005
For a Brother Marine, "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he that sheds blood with me today, shall be my brother"

Your sacrifice for God, Country, and Corps, will never be forgotten. I didn't know you personally but, our bond with the Corps made us brothers through eternity. "No greater love has a man than to lay down his life for another" God speed Sarge, and Semper Fi!
Sgt. Gary E. Best
Gary Best
February 23, 2005
My thoughts and prayers go to your and your family. May God bless you and ease your pain. Your husband was a hero in my eyes and I am sure God welcomed his with open arms. Your sacrifice does not go unnoticed. May God bless you. A Marine Mom whose son is in Iraq
Sarah Wagler
February 22, 2005
Thank you Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan for our freedom....You are my hero
A Military Family
February 22, 2005
My Thoughts and Prayers go out to the family and Friends of Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Jordan. I am Proud of Phillip For his Service of our Country and gave his life for Freedom God Bless you all Love in Christ Jesus From David Mason
David Mason
February 22, 2005
My condolences and my appreciation to the family of Phillip A. Jordan. He was a brave man who gave his all for his country. God Bless You and God Bless this brave soul. May he rest in peace.
Jacquelyn Holmes
August 25, 2003
Dear Amanda and Tyler,
I was 10 when my brother left for the Marines. Now at 44, I look back and because of where I am today was because of his life as a Marine. I was so proud of him and what he stood for, that at age 10 I said I would someday serve my country and I did. A Father, a husband, a Marine has passed on, but through this somehow someway may his life continue to shine through you. My prayers and greatest hopes are with you during this sorrow. As a caregiver to Veterans with the VA know my heart does care, going back to a brother who inspired me to serve his country and others. May the warmwinds of blessing see you both thru this sad time. My prayers are with you. Mike Storozuk
Michael Storozuk
May 4, 2003
Dear Amanda and Tyler,
I went to Drill Instructor School with your husband/father and he was one of the greatest and most warm hearted Marines I have ever known. SSgt Jordan was always quick with a smile or laugh and his demeanor reminded us all not too take everthing too seriously. He was so in love with the both of you. I have cried my tears as I am sure you have but know this: Philip was the epitome of greatness and success. A friend of mine who lives near Enfield is putting a letter to him on his grave from me. Please keep it if you like. You are both in my prayers...God Bless you both and God Bless America. Sgt Domini J. Francis
Domini Francis
April 22, 2003
Paul LaBranche
April 17, 2003
I am a wife of a soldier in Ft. Campbell. I pray daily that I never face what your family is going through. I pray the good Lord lays his hand upon you and gives the strenth and love you all need. He truly is a hero.
annissa summers
April 15, 2003
Dear Mrs. Jordan and Tyler,
I saw the sad story of your loss on the news. Of all the tragedies that have come out of this war, yours touched me the most. I could tell that your husband/father was a good man and a real hero. I just wanted you to know that people all the way across America share your sorrow.
Suzanne Lehner
April 15, 2003
Words can not express my sorrow. I thank you for my freedom. God bless you all.

Juanita Visconti
April 11, 2003
Dear Amanda and Tyler, My heart goes out to the two of you as you deal with the loss of a husband and a father. I cried with the realization that Phil was really gone. I served with Phil for about 3 years in Golf 2/5. He is truly a great man and will be forever missed by his 2/5 family. His name will be forever memorialized in our hearts. May God give you strength and comfort as you carry on.
Ron McCormick
April 7, 2003
My deepest sympathy to you both. Life isn't always what we want but you have to be very proud of what your husband was doing for our country. My prayers and Gods blessing to two wonderful people. Be proud of him as he will always be there some way to help you.
April 7, 2003
Mrs. Jordan and Tyler.

Although we have never met, I wish to extend my heart felt condolences to you both. Your brave husband/father made the ultimate sacrifice to protect American lives and liberate Iraq. I keep the picture of your husband/father from the newspaper on my computer as a constant reminder of his sacrifice. I know there are no words that can comfort or replace him, but know that he did not die in vain and he will never be forgotten by me or my family. God Bless you both,

Patrick Lillis
North Haven, CT
Patrick Lillis
April 5, 2003
Debra Russell
April 4, 2003
Amanda and Tyler,
I think I knew your husband/daddy when he was a little boy growing up in Paris, Texas. I am so very sorry to hear of your remain in my prayers.
Shelley Lowe
April 4, 2003
Amanda and Tyler - My heart goes out to you both with the loss of your husband/father. Phillip Andrew Jordan was a "TRUE HERO" in not only my eyes but the eys of all Americans!! He died for this country to make it a better place for all of us to live. You both must know that Phillip died doing something he loved and something he so strongly believed in. He died a "TRUE HERO". Even though the bad guys took Phillip from you, they can NEVER touch the special memories you had with him. You need to hold onto them and hold them close to your heart. Those memories of Phillip will help you to be strong, and know that he will always be with you and watching over you and protecting you from the heavens above. He was so proud of you both and loved you with all his heart!!

My thoughts and prayers are with you both and your family during this difficult time in your life.

May God Bless you and America!!!
Karen Dymersky
April 3, 2003
Amanda,Tyler and all the Jordan family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Richard & Suzanne Bouchard
April 3, 2003
To the Jordan family and friends,

There are so many of us who don't know you but feel for you in our hearts. How fortunate we were to have Mr. Jordan fighting to keep us free and to have set such a fine role model for his young son to be proud of forever and ever. He will live on in your hearts. My sincerest sympathies.
Diane Ruckdeschel
April 3, 2003
Mrs Jordan and Tyler,
May the Lord bless you and keep you.

May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you.

May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.
Words can not begin to express the gratitude we feel for the service and sacrifice your family has endured for all of us. We are proud and grateful to know that there are Americans like Mr. Jordan who protect us all.
Thank you.
Mike, Wendy and Rachel Clark
April 3, 2003
Dear Amanda & Tyler

Even though we didn't know you personally, we wanted to send our deepest condolences to you both, and to your families. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Joe & Marianne Sullo
Joe & Marianne Sullo
April 3, 2003
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
April 2, 2003
Dear Amanda,
My prayers go out to you and your son. I pray for the day that a smile will return to your face. Your husband is a hero to all of us in Enfield, Connecticut and the USA...his bravery and courage will never be forgotten. God bless you and your son and keep you safe.
Laurie Dailey
April 2, 2003
lori and tammy Bavolacco
April 2, 2003
Mrs Amanda Jordan and Little Mr. Tyler Jordan.
I find myself at the mercy of the newspaper, I read about Gunnery Sgt. Phillip Jordan here in Minnesota and it really tugged at my heart strings. I hope for the day when your tears and sorrows turn to laughter and joy. I hope for the day when you can sit down with Tyler and tell him all about his wonderful, strong, brave father. I hope for the day when we can all look at our friend's, husband's, son's and daughters coming home. Semper Fi!!!
God Speed
Shannon Bliayang
April 2, 2003
The enduring legacy of this hero's sacrifice shall be understood and noted in every word and every line that future history shall record of our great nation. For without his sacrifice, there would be no future history.
Mr. & Mrs. Dawson Scott
April 2, 2003
The Jordan Family,
Words can't express the loss you must feel. Know that he is watching over you forever untill you meet again. May he rest in eternal peace. "No greater Love has man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." Thank you for my freedom and the freedom of all Americans.
Joelle Carrier
April 2, 2003
Dear Amanda,

Even though we do not know each other, I felt compelled to pay my respects to you and your husband on Tuesday night. I did not get a chance to actually tell you how sorry I am for both you and Tyler, as you were not present when I went through to personally thank your husband for his bravery. I do, however, want you to know that I care deeply. If you are in need of a friend, or if you just need a sounding board, please feel free to contact me, my number is in the phone book. One can never have too many friends. My heart goes out to you and your son. Your husband is a true hero in everyone's eyes.
Janet Whitehead
April 2, 2003
We have never met, but I feel I know you! I am a mother of an ex Naval son and I have another son going into the Coast Guard soon. Please know my husband Jim ,an veteran, pray for you and you son! God Bless You and God Bless America!
christine fusco
April 2, 2003
Dear Amanda and Tyler,
I am so very sorry about your loss. Please know that we all have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. This is a very unfortunate loss, but please remember how Phillip is a TRUE HERO. My fiance' is in the USMC (stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC. currently in Japan), when reading about Phillip's journeys (where he has been)it occured to me, it's very possible that he may have once known Eric. So, please know that we are all connected in this, and we are all in this together. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Alysia Saunders
April 2, 2003
Dear Jordan Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God bless
Karen Hickey
April 2, 2003
Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your husband. The country mourns with you today and is so grateful for what he did for America and all of humanity. Please know that his heroic qualities will live on and that the world is a better place because of him. God bless you,
The Goodridge Family
Amy Goodridge
April 2, 2003
Amanda and Tyler,
I never had the honor of knowing your family, but I wanted to say how grateful I am for Gunnery Sergeant Jordan’s commitment, courage and sacrifice. I hope that it will help you to know that many, many people, who were previously strangers to you, have your family in their hearts and prayers, as we truly appreciate your sacrifice. May your pride and memories help comfort you.
Toni Leers
April 2, 2003
To the Jordan Family,

Words can never take away the hurt or grief you and your family are feeling right now. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Carol Holland
April 2, 2003
To Amanda and Tyler my deepest sympathy. Sgt. Jordan can never be replaced. May God grant you both peace. Semper Fi Gunney. May God welcome you into his loving arms. Col. M.J.Scanlon
M. J. Scanlon
April 1, 2003
It is always hard to deal with the loss of a loved one, but we all appreciate the service he provided for our country and our childrens future.
God Bless you and your family
Michael Reed
April 1, 2003
My deepest condolences go out to you, Amanda & your son Tyler Reece, on the loss of your "HERO" husband and Tyler's "HERO" Daddy who bravely fought, with honor & pride, against one of the worse kinds of Evil in this world, today.
I am a lifelong resident here. My Mom had 5 of her brothers in all branches of the military during WWII . One was a Marine. Their names will proudly be displayed on Enfield's future WWII Memorial. Also, her youngest brother served in the Korean conflict.
My Dad's 3 brother's served their country in WWII as well as his 1st cousin. His youngest brother earned the Purple Heart. Their names all will be on our town's WWII Memorial.
I've always been so very proud of my Uncles. As a child,they certainly were my unsung heroes.
The only loss for our family was during the Vietnam crisis when my cousin's husband lost his life fighting for the rights of other people's freedom. This was a sad time for all of us. My brother was in the Navy during this time,too. My family was so ecstatic when the peace treaty was signed.
I am very patriotic but I am so saddened by the atrocities that war can provide. Let us pray that your husband died not in vain & that peace soon reigns in this wonderful world. Anyone who gives up their life for their country is truly a "HERO" in all of our eyes. May you somehow find comfort in all the love that Phillip had for you, for Tyler Reece (my Grandson's first name is Reece), for your families,for his beloved U.S. Marines & for our USA. There is no doubt in my mind nor anyone else's that he was proud to be an American.
Sincerely, Marcia Williams
Enfield, CT
Marcia Williams
April 1, 2003
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved husband and father. He is a true value hero. We are all Americans and he is a role model for all of us and paid the supreme sacrifice. my love,prayers and tears are with you and your family
Deb Belancik
Debra Belancik
April 1, 2003
Growing up in Enfield Ct, I was moved to hear a local guy has given the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Although I did not know Mr Jordan, my prayers go out to his family. I served in the first gulf war, and I am very passionate about supporting our country in this time of conflict.

God Bless you and your family
Jonathan Ford
April 1, 2003
may god hold you and your family in his hands now and always. your husband and father paid the highest price for our freedom, and that will never be forgotten. he is a true hero.
georgette du fresne
April 1, 2003
To The Jordan Family;
As I don't know your family personally, we are all the family of Americans. You have given the ultimate sacrafice to your family and America. God Bless you and your family as he is now watching over us. Thank you for your service in dedication and we are all extremely proud of you and to be American. Thank You
Formerly of Newington, CT
Lisa Bridgeman
March 31, 2003
god bless you mr. phillip jordan and keep you in his care. how can i ever thank you for your ultimate sacrifice and for defending our freedom. to your family i wish them all strength and gods comfort. respectfully,, cindy stobaugh springfield, mo. formerly of new britain CT.
cindy stobaugh
March 31, 2003
This great man from our town is a true hero, and I want to take this opportunity to thank him for the ultimate sacrifice of protecting me, my family and my friends. I want to extend to his family my deepest condolences, and always know that because of him, and great brave men like him, we shall always live in peace. I will truly appreciate that for as long as I live. Your wonderful memories of him are yours to keep forever. God Bless You.
Diana Ramsdell
March 31, 2003
To The Andrew Jordan Family,

Please know you are in my prayers. Your family has made the ultimate sacrifice, so that I as an American can live free. I can not express enough how sorry I am for your loss.
Stephanie Smith
March 31, 2003
Amanda and Tyler,
I am extremely saddened by the loss of your husband/father. I do not know you but, as an American I share your grief. My fiance and I are both active duty Marines and although our hearts break over the loss of our brothers we believe in what they are fighting for. Have comfort knowing that as a teacher, his spirit will live on in the men that he transformed into Marines at the Recruit Depot. Every Marine is forever indebted to his (or her) drill instructor. Gunnery Sergeant Jordan is an American Hero and will be saluted by the Marines guarding the gates of heaven. God Bless you and the rest of your family.

Semper Fi,
Catherine Sullivan
Catherine Sullivan
March 31, 2003
Amanda and Tyler,
I want to extend my deepest condolences on the loss of your husband and father, Phillip Andrew Jordan. I can only imagine the pain and loss you are feeling and will continue to feel in the years to come. Please take comfort in knowing that Phillip was a true American hero. He has my eternal gratitude for his role in defending the freedom I, my family and all Americans enjoy.
Jane Green
March 31, 2003
My family's prayers go out to you for the loss that you have suffered. Phillip was a dedicated soldier who sounded like a very special individual. Tyler will have a wonderful role model as he becomes an adult. We appreciate his sacrifice and pray that his death will not be in vain.

With fond thoughts,
Paula and Roy Schwartz
Paula Schwartz
March 31, 2003
To Tyler your father was a wonderful man and always talked about you and how much he loved you, it was very clear to everyone how much he really did care for you, everyone who knew your father well,knew that you were the apple of his eye, and always remember your father is a TRUE AMERICAN HERO and is missed very much by many. To Amanda you do not know me but my husband and I were stationed at Parris Island with Phil, and he was our neighbor for quite some time. I look forward to meeting you at his funeral this week. I just wanted to let you know that You and Tyler are in mine and my husband's thoughts and prayers, and everyone that I work with and in mine and my husband's family that we have told about Phil wanted us to let you know that they send their condolensces and that they are praying for the both of you.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Crystal Corley,(SSGT Brian Corley
and Gabriel Corley)-Aberdeen, MD
(Parris Island, SC)
Crystal Corley
March 31, 2003
dear tyler,
your daddy died doing what he loved. protecting you and your mommy from the bad guys in the world. hold on tight to all the memories you have made with your daddy. hold them in a tight spot and never let them go. he'll always be there in spirit for you. each and every step of the way. he loved you and your mommy. never forget that. smile little man, you never know when daddy's watching.
shannon smith
March 31, 2003
Dear Amanda and Tyler-

Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear husband and father. Phillip Jordan is a true hero, and we will always be grateful to him for his courage and sacrifice. His amazing career and accomplishments are a testament to his tremendous character and intelligence. Tyler, please know that your daddy will continue to love you, watch over you and be PROUD of you. We will keep you and your mommy in our prayers. God Bless the Jordan family.


The Faulkner Family
Kirsten Faulkner
March 31, 2003
To Amanda and Tyler Jordan, to Philip's parents and siblings and many friends. I do not know Philip or your family personally, but I wanted to express my deepest sympathies at the loss of a loving husband, son, father and Marine, Phillip Andrew Jordan.
Our prayers and love go out to you at this most difficult time. I want to thank God for Philip's life and courage for having joined the armed services to protect our freedom in America. I would like to express my gratitude to you and your husband for the many sacrifices made. May you, Amanda, and your family feel God's loving presence in the days and weeks to come. May the Holy Spirit (the comforter and counselor) bring comfort and peace to you're hearts and minds.
Philip did not die in vain. I believe his life glorified God. His service in the Marines demonstrated the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedom of others, here in America and in Iraq. His courage was displayed by wanting to liberate a people who have suffered greatly at the hands of tyranny and an evil dictatorship. God speaks of love and tells us to "love one another" but it's easy to love those who love us back. But the Lord also instructs us to love our enemies! Your husband showed the world that kind of love. The love that is found in Isaiah 61:1. He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound. His love for the other soldiers could be expressed in the verse (John 15:13) "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.
Philip will be remembered to many for his bravery and ultimate sacrifice. Love the Cyr family
alicia cyr
March 31, 2003
I am so sorry for your loss. I work for Congressman Rob Simmons, himself a veteran, and this loss has really hit our staff, our country, and most of all, you and your family, very hard. God Bless you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the other servicemen and women fighting for our country.
Linda Camelio
March 31, 2003
Amanda and Tyler,
We are so saddened by the death of your husband and father, and the other members of the military who have died so that people in Iraq may live in peace and not fear. He made the ultimate sacrifice. God be with you at this great time of sorrow. We did not know your husband but we mourn for him along with millions of other Americans.
Mary Ann and Les Kenny
Mary Ann Kenny
March 31, 2003
I was so very saddened to hear of the loss of your husband. To see everything on the news it's easy to forget that these are REAL people, real heros leaving behind family, friends and loved ones. I'm not only proud of each and every person serving our country past, present and future - but proud of the families who support them. I've not had the honor of knowing your husband or your family, but mourn the loss just the same.
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