Niall W.-Cotisears-Obituary

Lance Cpl. Niall W. Cotisears




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Together...We Will Not Forget...My name is Debbie Elam and I am the Chairman of the Virginia Memorial Quilt Project. Our group is making and presenting a numbered memorial quilt to the immediate family of each fallen hero since the 1983 attack on the Marine Barracks in Lebanon in and the Global War on Terror with ties to the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Hero may have been born, gone to school, lived in Virginia at sometime during their life or even trained for his military service in...

Beloved Gold Star Family - My son, Steven, served with Niall. I am the Pres. of the Blue Star Mothers NJ3 and this past December we made wreaths to be placed on the resting places of our Fallen Heroes whom we had served at their time of passing. I told Steven we would be going to Arlington and he asked if we could place a wreath for Niall. We were most honored and I wanted to send you the pictures. We remember each Gold Star family and want you to know that you will NEVER nor will your...

He lives in the hearts he encountered.

I also thank you. Dad.

Thank You ALL! Since I just found out that this Guest Book will remain online permanently, I'll send up a photo that was taken on Veteran's Day. Thank you for staying here.

I'm going to Burma on December 30 to dedicate an instrumental music program in Niall's memory. I know he would we proud of this endeavor. Thank you

Whoever made this a permanent tribute to Niall, I thank you sincerely.


I looked again at this page this evening because it has been a year since you left us. I was uplifted to read the messages given in your honor and want you to know that your life has a sacred meaning to so many. The Garden of Eaton, the music program being developed and dedicated in your honor through the Travis Manion Foundation, the memorial service at Arlington National Cemetery, the reception we hosted in your honor is all testament that your life is still celebrated...

My heartfelt gratitude to Niall and to all who have served our country so nobly. I will continue to often think of him and his family.

My beautiful son Niall was lost to us almost five months ago. How quickly the months pass and how slowly the pain remains. I am so very proud of Niall and the sacrifice
he made to try to bring some sanity to this crazy world. As Veterans' Day dawns I am aware of the sacrifice of so many men and women who gave their lives to freedom. I salute you all. Semper Fi.