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THOMAS E. RIVERS Jr.

Pelham, Alabama

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RIVERS, LANCE CORPORAL THOMAS E. JR., USMC Lance Corporal Thomas E. Rivers, Jr., USMC went to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning, April 28, 2010 due to enemy action while fulfilling a life-long dream of serving as a U.S. Marine. LCpl. Rivers was stationed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan with...

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I am a senior at Winfield City High School. We were assigned the project of finding a fallen veteran and writing to the family. I chose Thomas becasue he was dedicated to becoming a marine, because of his dedication I can strive to complete my goals of going to college and becoming a pharmacist. Without his sacrifice, nothing would be possible. I am extremely thankful for him protecting our country. I will keep the Rivers family in my thoughts and prayers this Veteran's Day.

Tonight as I scrolled thru fb I saw a pic of 2 Marines standing next to a casket and saw Thomas E. Rivers, Jr. Tears instantly began to fall. I know it's been several years but I wanted to let you know how deeply sorry I am for your loss. I work at Princeton and got the opportunity to talk to Dr.Rivers about his kids, to see his pictures as he grew up. His Dad was so proud of him and loved his family. It broke my heart to see that he gave the ultimate sacrifice! Charon I will pray for you and...

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. Thank you Lance CPL. Rivers and family for your service and ultimate sacrifice. You will ALWAYS be an Alabama/American hero and WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!
With DEEP sympathy and MANY thanks to you and your family,

Lisa Swanzy (Sad yet THANKFUL American),

To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Thomas Rivers:
Please accept my remembrance of Thomas on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.

Still missing you, Thomas Rivers. I miss you bouncing through my door with my boys Winston Crowder, David Riley, Mark Nicholson and William Edwards. I know you are in heaven, restored to powerful warrior stature for the unique job of protecting God's Family every day. Warriors don't come along every day. We love you!

I didnt know u but i know u are in heaven looking down on us

To the family of Lance Cpl. Thomas Rivers Jr:
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.

To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Thomas Rivers:
Remembering Thomas on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
www.IraqWarHeroes.org

To the family of Lance Cpl. Thomas Rivers:
Thomas 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
www.IraqWarHeroes.org