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Jason K. LaFleur began his six-week leave from Iraq in time to spend Father's Day with his family. When he surprised his mother by ringing the doorbell of her Seattle home wearing a camouflage uniform and carrying a large duffel bag, he got a surprise of his own. LaFleur, who grew up in Lockhart, had come to see his mother and stepfather. Then he learned that his father, Chuck LaFleur, happened to be in Seattle on business. "It was just fate," said Chuck LaFleur, who lives in Florida. "He took his stepdad and myself out to eat for Father's Day, and we had a good time." The 28-year-old Army corporal died Saturday after the vehicle he was riding in struck an explosive device during a combat operation in Hawr Rajab, Iraq, the Defense Department said. Sgt. Dustin S. Wakeman, 25, of Fort Worth and Pfc. Jaron D. Holliday, 21, of Tulsa, Okla., also died in the attack, the Defense Department said. LaFleur's mother, Kei Torres, said her son had only five months left in Iraq. She said he was an avid Texas Longhorns fan and was passionate about building a military career. "When Jason made a final decision, he stayed with it," she said. "He lost the weight and got in shape; he thrived in a military environment." Jason LaFleur was born in Houston and later moved to Lockhart with his family, graduating from Lockhart High School in 1997. He took classes at the University of Mississippi and Texas State University before moving to Colorado in 2000. He worked for a recycling center in Durango and drove a bus for the Purgatory Ski Resort on the side. In May 2005, he enlisted in the military and spent a year training for Iraq. His sister, Megan LaFleur of Austin, said her brother was a private person and didn't tell his family about his plans to join the Army until after he enlisted. "It scared me a lot because he wasn't scared," she said. In October, LaFleur was deployed to Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team and 25th Infantry Division of Fort Richardson, Alaska. Chuck LaFleur said his son was a talented, focused person who planned ahead. "His mother always said that he was born at 40 years old," he said. "He was a very serious guy." LaFleur is also survived by stepfather Alan Torres, stepbrother Shane Wilcox, stepsister Shannon Wilcox and niece Maya Wilcox. Funeral arrangements are pending. joneal@statesman.com; 912-2547

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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Aug. 7, 2007.
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March 15, 2015
Hello,
We would like to express our deepest condolences and also let the Lafleur Family know that we recently made a small donation to "Operation Home Front" in honor of Jason K. Lafleur US Army Corporal. We recognize that this is a humble tribute, but we wanted you to know that it is heartfelt and made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals in the youth hockey community and beyond. We will not forget. May God Bless you and keep you strong.
Sincerely,
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign
Charlie Gili
July 15, 2013
I had the honor to lead Jason during OEF. A fine Soldier that everyone looked at to get the job done, and he did. I will never forget the day you left us. It was the hardest day of my life. Gone but never forgotten. Miss you brother.

SFC Dawson Morse
Dawson Morse
June 6, 2012
i remember watching in awe as Jason and Brady would TEAR UP the LHS drumline!! it was a long time ago, but i wish i'd had HALF the talent Jason had! RIP
Suzanne Saldana
August 6, 2011
Well son, I made it through another year of missing you. Not a day goes by, not a minute or second goes by that you are not in my thoughts and in my heart. I thought it would get easier and in some ways it does. But the deep huge hole in my heart is still there. And that's where you and all the memories live. I thank you for being the special man you grew to be. I thank you for leaving me in the care of your friends and brothers who also carries your memories. I thank you for bringing so many into my life to help me navigate this journey. You are missed so much by so many. Continue to watch over Meg, Shannon, Shane, Myah, me and your dad(s) and all you loved. I love you always.
Mom
August 4, 2011
To the family and friends of Cpl. Jason K. LaFleur:
Please accept my remembrance of Jason on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
May 14, 2011
When we were young...
May 14, 2011
Hi Cuz,I wanted to thank you for being with me at my graduation last week. I know your looking down on us and helping us get through tough times. We miss you, love you and we're always thinking about you.
Chris Brown
August 29, 2010
To the family:
May the comfort from family and friends continue to strengthen you, and may you find comfort in the words found in the Holy Scriptures: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."
August 5, 2010
To the family and friends of Cpl. Jason K. LaFleur:
Remembering Jason on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
December 11, 2009
Jason, As the holiday season is upon us...I think of you. I remember our last Thanksgiving together and how much fun we had. I bought all of you kids those goofy slippers and you actually liked them AND wore them. You are in my heart forever my friend!
Sally Silva
November 6, 2009
Jason,
It was a privilege working with you for those 4 years at the recycle center. I got to know you outside of work when you used to come over for BBQ's and play horse shoes and during lunch time at work playing basket ball while we listend to Stevie RayVaughn or Los Lonely Boys, FUN times. I never got the chance to tell you that I am proud of you and that you are a hero in my eyes! I remember going to the gym with you 4 days a week to help you get into shape for basic, I could see the determination and drive in your eyes every day. I was suprised when you told me that you were going to be a 19D after you maxed the ASVAB test and you could have gotten any job you wanted but I know that you wanted to be in the action up front. I want to thank you for being there for me when I was having Issues with my P.T.S.D and listening to my stories about Desert Storm, you were the only person I ever told about my experiances over there and you helped me by listening and being a good freind. You are my HERO! Jason and I will always remember you! From one CAV. Scout to another "Brave Rifles"
Spc. Danny L Montoya
C Troop 1/3 ACR Desert Storm Veteran
"Home of the free because of the Brave"
Danny Montoya
October 18, 2009
Jason,
I miss you son. Sitting here on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, watching football. Thinking and remembering how you loved sports. How you could always be up to date, no matter where you were.

Josh is with you now. Makes me so sad. I'm glad that you were there to welcome him, but Meg misses him so much. Her pain is so great. I know you will take good care of Josh. And the 2 of you are cutting up and giving each other grief.

Life here is just not the same without you. I miss and love you always.
Mom
Kei Torres
September 23, 2009
I salute you Jason K. LaFleur it has been a long time since I even saw your face. I'm kind of lost for words because I just found out about you being in the Army. I always wanted to tell you that I consider you my brother instead of my roommates when we attended OLE MISS. You always spoke your mind no matter how bad the situation was you keep it honest. I love you it. I see you still loved those Longhorns even when we were in oxford(that dam TEXAS hat). I still remember when we had that water fight in dorm room with everyone on the hall including the hall director, Kinard Hall were the doors are always open and the ladies keep up all the commotion. With tears that I shed leave memories and love I will always honor you and your family. You probably would call me a jackass for crying but I love you dude and I will miss u. I salute you with honor the country salute you. Your words always hold your head up high and I will. Thank You
Tobias Anderson
August 4, 2009
To the family of Cpl. Jason K. Lafleur:
Jason 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"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
August 4, 2009
Thinking of you, my son Jaron, and Dustin who all served and sacrificed their lives with yours. You all will never, ever be forgotten.
Kelly Holliday
June 20, 2009
I was one of the Patriot Guard Riders that attended your services. I just wanted to check in on you. I will not forget you. Thank you so much for your service.
Al Wenkebach USMC 64-70
Al Wenkebach
June 18, 2009
Jason,
I was your battle buddy way back in basic training, you were the bunk opposite mine and we always shared a bunch of laughs. When we graduated I remember ya'll coming to visit me in Auburn while you were in Airborne school and we had some pretty crazy weekends. Thanks for all the memories man, You are missed.
- Sgt. Mario Forestier
Mario Forestier
May 23, 2009
Jason, This Memorial Day our country will be remembering our nations heros. You are my ultimate hero! I, personally, will never forget you or the sacrafice you made for our country. I miss you my friend!
Sally Silva
May 3, 2009
Jason, you don't know me. My name is Jamie Witham but my brother gave his life for this country. Just wanted to let you know that you are in great company his name is Donovan but he is such a people person you most likely already meet him. Thank you so much for your sacrifice.
Jamie Witham
January 29, 2009
Jason,
Happy belated birthday in Heaven. May God hold you in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Michael Iezzi
December 17, 2008
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Sincerely,
Kenna
Kenna Larra
November 11, 2008
Thinking about you on this Veteran's Day and remembering you with honor and pride!
You are missed my friend, Sally
Sally Silva
August 6, 2008
Celebrating Jason 1 yr anniversary 8-4-08
August 4, 2008
God bless your family and bring you peace and comfort this day. Our family holds you in our prayers and send you lots of love today. Words cannot express my sorrow for your loss.
Penelope Wakeman
August 4, 2008
Much love, and respect to the family of Cpl. Jason LaFleur.
Cynthiya E
August 4, 2008
In Memory of Jason ~ (Debra Estep)
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.


The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….

“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”


I did not know Jason, but I am remembering
his service. He is my hero. !

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Other Side

i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.

can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.

i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side

the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
www.donconoscenti.com
(Used with permission)

“I hope it brings great comfort to any and all.
Peace on you. DonCon” 4-2008


The Other Side –
(To hear the song)
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Sincerely,

Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom SSgt Vince – Lackland AFB
Proud Air Force MIL SrA Dana – Randolph AFB

Remembering The Fallen – Blog
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Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
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July 2, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Cpl LaFleur!
June 21, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Lafleur,
I was involved today in the illinois freedom run to honor our fallen heroes. Upon arrival to the run each rider received a dog tag with a fallen soldiers name engraved on it. I received your sons and with great honor displayed it proudly around my neck for the ride to the wall in marseilles,il. The ceremony that followed our arrival to the wall was a very moving experience. I would like to extend my thoughts and prayers to everyone who knew Cpl. Lafleur. If Cpl. Lafleur family would please get ahold of me via e-mail i would be more than happy to send you Jasons dog tag. God bless you.
Morgan Carlson
February 14, 2008
In Remembrance of Jason K. LaFleur

Kei and Chuck:

I remember the two of you coming to Ken's and my home after you completed your Military service for the United States. Chuck you were such a changed man after serving your Country. You were much more serious about life; but you still had the boyish giggle. You and Kei formed a union in which you provided a foundation upon which your children, Jason and Megan, grew into great kids. You helped Jason grow and to become the type of man he became. When you two were looking for jobs in Houston shortly after arriving at our house, you were both dedicated, determined, intelligent,professionals,and both of you were working quickly. Chuck, Jason followed in your foot-steps and also helped to protect our country. I am proud to be an American because you both gave; one gave service years, one gave his life. It is an honor to be related to each of you. Chuck,Meagan,Kei,Alan - may your days be filled with good memmories and know that America appreciates the sacrifice you have given. May God bless each of you and God Bless Jason for giving his life for our freedom.
Love,
Ruth Vance Hughes
418 Oleander
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
Ruth Vance-Hughes
February 14, 2008
Kei and Chuck:

My tears flow with yours in remembrance of Jason. Though it's been a while since I have seen Jason and Amanda, Jason looks just like Chuck and mother like daughter. I consider us still related even through divorce. I was in San Marcos, TX the day services were held for Jason. I heard the planes flying overhead; but we hear them so often that I had no idea it was for Jason. Needless to say, I missed the service and the opportunity to see you. Kei and Chuck may God grant you peace, our children are His children and they are forever in heaven. You can contact me via e-mail at www.angelrayborn94@yahoo.com. I'll try and locate you two. Take care and I love you both! Ruth and children (Kim & Jan)grandchildren, (Kami, Kristin, Kenzie, and Simon)
Ruth Vance
February 1, 2008
Scroll Saw Potrait
February 1, 2008
Mike Reagan drawing
January 11, 2008
I am CPT Raymond I. Buenteo. I was a civil Affairs officer assigned with my team to 1-40 CAV, 1 Oct 06 to 23 Apr 07. I remember Jason from many missions out to Hawrab Jabur with A TRP. He was a good soldier and good man.
Raymond Buenteo
December 19, 2007
Kei,
It's been years since we last spoke but I do remember your kiddo's as mine was also growing up. From what I have read, your son turned out to be a fine responsible young man and Meagan turned out to be a very thoughtful and loving young lady. I am so sorry to hear about your tragic loss. I can in no way imagine what you and your family are going thru but I know God will give you the strength to continue being the best mother you can possibly be. Holidays will be hard I know, but just remember Jason is standing tall in God's Kingdom looking down at his family. Just sharing great memories together will surround your household with love and warmth which will bring comfort to everyone. You and your family are in my prayers.
Sincerely,
Lydia Patino
November 26, 2007
You are gone my friend, but NEVER WILL YOU BE FORGOTTEN!
Sally Silva
September 16, 2007
Having to go through your stuff and find your personal belongings was one of the hardest things...keep watching over your boys..Koots will never be the same without you.
All my love
Lohse's Wife
September 12, 2007
Kei and family of CPL Jason LaFleur, we share similar paths since our sons served and died together. This is the hardest thing for parents (especially mothers) to have to go through. May God continue to comfort you as He does us in the days to come.
Kelly Holliday
September 8, 2007
I did not know Jason, but as a family member of a soldier that was killed the same day as yours, I can sympathize with your pain. Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers for the coming days.

Sincerely,
Heidi Perry-Hipp
Proud Aunt
Spec. Matthew M. Murchison
US Army MP
KIA 8/4/07- Baghdad
August 29, 2007
Kei and family,

My heart and prayers go out to you every day. I cannot imagine the pain and grief you must be feeling. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived. God bless you all and give you the strength to persevere in these difficult times. I very much enjoyed the pictures you attached Kei.

With all my heart,
Lynn Shenk
August 29, 2007
Kei, words can not ease your pain and sorrow in the loss of your son Jason. You and your family are in my heart and in my prayers. I am so proud of Jason for protecting our country and our freedom. God be with you.
Mary Caraway
August 27, 2007
To the parents of Jason, I would like to extend my heart felt sorrow as I know what you are going through and what you will yet go through in the coming weeks. I too am the mother of another fallen soldier and with God's continued support in my life I try to reach out to other who might need the support of someone who has been where you are. I want to offer you the support you may need to contact me anytime so that you may vent, talk or just seek comfort I am here for you. As a Gold Star Mother I've reached out through God's blessings to many across the country and we have a good support group. May God continue to give you and your family the love, comfort and healing that you need. In memory of my son SPC Harry (Buck) Winkler III KIA Samarra, Iraq November 12, 2006
debbi rivers
August 25, 2007
CAROLEANNE BOLTON
August 24, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Cpl LaFleur and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
August 23, 2007
No words could express the pain you are going through.I am also in the Army and have recently lost a close friend a month ago.He was only in country 4 months.We all call them heros but if you were to ask any soldier if they thought we are heros.They would laugh and tell you we are just doing our job.Lafler will forever be in our hearts.He is watching over all of us.

"Freedom has a flavor that the protected will never know"

God bless,
Sarah
Sarah Cuello
August 23, 2007
Kei and Megan, "with time comes peace and stillness". We love you and keep you always in our prayers. Juanita and Sandi, Dallas TX
August 23, 2007
Kei and Family,

My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead. I will
remember you and your family in my
thoughts and prayers.
Saveria Wood
August 22, 2007
God bless the family and friends of Jason.
You will all be in our prayers.
Thank you Jason for being such a brave hero.

(In remembrance of Cpl. Joey Cantrell 4-4-07)
Ronn Massie
August 22, 2007
Kei & Al, Chuck, Megan and family,

We have thought of you all daily since learning of Jason's death. Words are not sufficient to express the emotion and sympathy we feel for you. Just wanted you to know how proud we are of Jason for his service to our country. He was an outstanding young man and a credit to our whole family. We were so glad to learn that you had a chance to visit with him recently...God is merciful in all situations and that visit will give you comforting memories in the days and months to come. We will keep you in our prayers.

Sent with love from your Oklahoma cousins...Duane Wood, Robert and Cheryl(Wood)Myers, Laura Myers and Hayley Myers.
Cheryl Wood-Myers
August 22, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy to the LaFleur family in the loss of Jason. I did not know Jason, 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. My heart was touched by the many wonderful/beautiful things written about you. Jason you are my 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
Tom

"To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
Tom Gugliuzza
August 21, 2007
May God give you peace, strength, and comfort during this time. Always remember the memories. Keep them close in your heart as he will always be.
Betty Mills
August 21, 2007
May God hold Jason in the palm of his hand as he was a hero of our American way of life My prayers have been with you all
Marilyn
August 21, 2007
Dear Kei,

I'm so sorry to learn of the loss of your son Jason. Though I never met him, I'm sure that Jason was a son to be forever proud of and his sacrifice will never be forgotten. Remember that your SBCT family is keeping you in our prayers.
Lynne Bess
August 20, 2007
Kei, it's been years since we worked together and I'm sad that we're communicating under these circumstances. My heart goes out to you, how tragic to lose such a fine young man. I am terribly sad for your loss...
Janet James
August 20, 2007
Kei, Chuck and Megan, I am so sorry for your loss. I know you are so proud of Jason and everything that he accomplished in his life. He sounds like he turned out to be a great young man. We all appreciate the excellent job that our young people are doing to defend our great country, and never take enough time to thank them for it. You are in my prayers.
Darlene Oliver Witt
August 20, 2007
Kei, I met you through Shelly back when Jason and Megan were kids. I just want you to know that even though I cannot begin to know how you feel I just want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jason and your family have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Sherron (Law) Guy
Sherron Guy
August 20, 2007
God Bless Jason for fighting for our freedom. Peace will come in prayer and memories. God Bless America.
In Loving Memory of our Fallen Heros
August 19, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. My dad Kenneth Vance and Chuck were cousins so we were all family.My heart goes out to Chuck & Kei whom I've loved forever and my heart goes out to Megan who not only lost a brother but a best friend. My heart also goes out to my Aunt Jane who was Jason & Megans Godmother. Jason lost his life fighting for our country and that will never be forgotten and neither will Jason. I love you all and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. God picks the prettiest flowers and I think he got the best one of all. I love all of you and God Bless to all.
Kimberly Vance
August 19, 2007
My heartfelt condolences to the family of Cpl. Jason K. Lafleur, a courageous soldier and hero. May God bless this fine young man and his family. Lydia Daugherty, mother of CTT1 Steven Daugherty, USN, KIA 07-06-07 Baghdad, Iraq.
Lydia Daugherty
August 19, 2007
Rest in peace.
Henryk Zaleski (USN-Ret)
August 18, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss, I do not know Jason but he is a soldier, he died for this country and for the freedoms that so many of us so selfishly take for granted, I mourn for the loss of every soldier and the loss that their families have suffered, I hope i am never directly hit with this challenege, Thank you to the family of Cpl. Lafleur for your sacrifice and please always remember that your loved one is my hero. thank you Jason for the ultimate sacrifice.
God Bless you all.
Jeannie Austin
August 17, 2007
Kei, Chuck and Megan,
I regret that I was out of town when Jason came home to Lockhart. I would have been honored to be riding with the Patriot Guard Riders that day for a hometown soldier. My heart breaks for you all. My prayers are with you. May God give you comfort at this time of sorrow. Jason, Thank you for your sacrifice. "All gave some, some gave all."
Heather's Mom
Patricia Page
August 16, 2007
I am sorry to hear about your loss. Words cannot express the gratitude we have towards Cpl. Lafleur and the other soldiers who have served our country. We to have experienced a loss on July 7, 2007 Spec. Roberto Causor was killed in Samarra, Irak. What brings us peace is knowing that one day we will see him. We will keep your family in prayer.
A Flores
August 16, 2007
Father we entrust our brother Jason to your mercy. You loved him greatly in this life: now that he is freed from all its cares, give him happiness and peace forever. Welcome him now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
May God hold Jason in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathy.
Michael iezzi
August 16, 2007
Kei, Megan, and Alan,
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our hearts are very saddened to hear that such a beautiful young man was taken so soon. We feel so blessed to have had the chance to meet him while in Seattle. He immediately warmed our hearts and made a huge impression on us. I can see his beautiful smile while making small talk out on the patio with us during the evening. He was laughing and chuckling with the guys and I remembered what a wonderful blessing it was to have him home with family and friends. And, how lucky we were to have met him. You can tell that he was happy and peaceful cutting up with his sister and mom in the kitchen! It was a special moment and he has touched our lives forever. He will always be in our hearts and memories. He had the best mom, wonderful sister and luckiest step-dad in the world! He also had wonderful family and friends that cared so much for him. We pray that God fills your hearts with strength, peace, and beautiful memories of him. He would want that for you. His spirit will be all around us every day. Even during the tough times, just know that his spirit is hugging you and holding your hand through this all. Take his gift of courage and strength and use it. After all, it was you who orginally taught him how to find it within himself. We love you very much and pray that your hearts will begin to heal.

You are in our hearts and prayers,

Leonard & Cindy Arsola
Leonard & Cindy Arsola
August 16, 2007
To the Family and Friends of this Soldier:
I will stand in grief with this soldier's family to honor him. 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 guestbook for the rest of my life, but I promised Brent that neither he nor any like him would be forgotten and so I will continue until the day there is no longer the need.
We lost our son SFC Brent A. Adams on 12/1/05 and it seems like yesterday. I wish so badly there were things I could say to you right now to make the pain you are feeling go away, but I know first hand there simply are no words that will bring you the comfort and peace your heart aches for. Just know that you are not alone. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you all as you go through this tragedy moment by moment and as you mourn this loss.
We don't know each other, will probably never meet, but will forever be united in the loss of our Heroes. We have, unfortunately joined a group none of us wanted to join, an ever-growing group of families in this situation. May God grant you peace and strength to get through this and be able once again to smile at a memory rather than have only the tears that flow so easily now. To be so proud of your loved one and so saddened at the same time is a mix of emotions very difficult to deal with as our hearts both burst with pride and pain together.
I am sorry that I never knew your soldier personally. While they can never be replaced, neither will they ever be forgotten. You must trust that sometime, someday the loving memories you have will help to sustain you and help you go on. This courageous soldier will forever be your Angel watching over you all for the rest of your lives. It's what brings me some measure of peace and comfort and I hope it will you as well.
To his family and friends in pain, I offer this comfort: When you find yourself in that dark sorrowful place, think not only of how you will miss him, but instead recall the years, days, hours and minutes gifted to you by his presence. The one thing that cannot be taken from you is your wonderful memories that now will mean more than ever.
If you ever want to talk, I'm only an e:mail away and would love for you to tell me more about your Hero.
God Bless this soldier and family who gave all and God Bless legacy.com for setting up this site where families can so quickly share their condolences and prayers with others like themselves.
Proud Parents of SFC Brent A. Adams, KIA, 12/1/05, Ramadi, Iraq
Pam and Bill Adams, Lancaster, PA
August 15, 2007
So shocked and saddened to hear about Jason. He made an admirable and noble sacrifice and will always be remembered. My heart goes out to everyone who has suffered this kind of loss....and stay strong Megan!!! Let me know if there's anything I can ever do for ya! Luv ya!
Karen Morris
August 15, 2007
I grew up playing soccer with Jason and Megan. It's amazing how that creates such a strong bond and sense of family. Even though we haven't been in contact for years, that bond will always be there, and I will truly miss Jason. Megan, I think of you like one of my sisters. I'm so sorry!
Jamilla Stone (Fulton)
August 15, 2007
God bless Cpl. Jason Lafleur and his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Your son will never be forgotten. My son, Spc Greg Van Dyke, served with Jason and told me he was a great friend and he will be missed by his Army family. We appreciate his service to his country.
Stacie Burgin
August 15, 2007
Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one and our deepest gratitude for the sacrifice both your family and he made in service to this country. May God bless each family member and friend with peace and comfort. May you feel held in
the prayers of a grateful nation.

In loving memory of our nephew
US Army Spec Philip "Cody" Ford
C Co 3rd/509th Fort Richardson Ak.
KIA Baghdad Iraq 12/10/2006

USN/AME1 (SEL) Ron Baker & family
August 14, 2007
My prayers and thoughts are with you.
I know how you feel losing a "HERO",Becoming a "Gold Star" Mother myself on 25 March.. The sacrafice our sons and daughters are making on a daily basis should tell us all..These young HEROS knew full well what they were doing and did it proudly When you hug your loved ones tonight.... Remember... We also hugged ours and now they are protecting you..We.. as Americans need to make the "Ultimate Sacrafice" by supporting all our military(HEROS)...the Proud Mom of SGT. Jason W. Swiger
5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne,Fort Bragg, N.C. KIA 3/25/007
valorie
August 14, 2007
Kei & family,
Please know that all of your friends at SBC/At&t are so sorry for your loss. As usual, word passed quickly, even to those of us that are retired. My cousin was a Viet Nam casualty in 1967 at the age of 19. Our country is a better place for the service they provided.
Know that Jason is in a peaceful place now. My prayers are with you.
Sara West
August 14, 2007
Kei,Chuck, and Meg, I am sorry it took so long for me to make an entry in Jason's guest book, but I was at the funeral when I found out about the book and I wanted to do this myself. I don't think I have to tell you what my godson meant to me and my family, He was and will always be our baby just like Meg will. They were more our grandchildren than our godchildren and we love them with all of our hearts. I will never forget Jason and all the things he did to make me laugh through the years. He will always remain a part of my heart and my soul. Now he can watch over his Nany from the heavens as I am sure he will watch over you. I hope God will bless each of you with the courage and the strength to welcome each new day with a smile and a happy heart. Jason was a very special young man and he would not want you to think of him with tears and frowns. He would want you to remember him with laughfter and smiles. He would want you to go on with your lives. My family and myself hope you find peace and love for one another. Love to all of you.
Jane Vance-Dowers
August 14, 2007
Megan, I am sorry for you and your family's loss. I am very thankful for Jason's service to our country. I shall keep you all in my prayers.
Bill Price
August 14, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. Megan, please know that our house is open to you always.
Love,
Suzanne
Suzanne Fulton
August 13, 2007
It is a tribute to the country that Jason had to courage to stand for the values that have made this country great. Jason is a brave man whos courage will be remembered. My prayers go out to this young man.
Matt Sheppard
August 13, 2007
Please know that our hearts are with you at this difficult time. We are all so honored to have had Jason in our lives as our protector by serving in the military. He will be remembered by us all.
August 13, 2007
You have my greatest sympathies for your sacrifice. May the Lord give you strength and courage over the coming years.
Louis Duhon
August 13, 2007
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. As a Lockhart HS graduate...Jason's death touched close to home. His sacrifice will not be forgotten.
Ellen Lux
August 13, 2007
LaFleur Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy in Jason's loss. May the Lord give you strength and peace as you mourn and realize that his death was not in vain. We see progress daily in Iraq as its citizens stand up and defend their fledgling democracy. Jason will be added to my list of Soldiers and friends that have given the ultimate sacrifice here in Iraq that I pray for daily.
Andrea (Govea) Rosales
August 13, 2007
To the family:
My son is in the 1-40th 425th as was your son. He tells me these are difficult times for our service men and speaks of tragedies like yours.

We pray for him and every soldier each day. Now, we will include your family in our prayers.

WE will never forget your son or why he died in the service of his country.

May God be with you and your family.
Barry
August 12, 2007
I got to know Lafleur over the 12 months I worked with him....he was the kind of guy that you wanted to respect....He was a great soldier setting the standard for others and wanted to go as far as he could in his military career...he will be missed
Robert Craft
August 12, 2007
To the family,
It is such a sad loss, and words can only do so much. I hope that you are able to take comfort that Jason died a hero and that he believed in what he was doing for his country. I will keep you all in my prayers, and it will be my personal mission to pray for all our young men and women who are protecting our great country.
Sherry koudelka
sherry koudelka
August 12, 2007
Cpl. Jason K. Lafleur, I never had the pleasure of meeting you, but you will always be missed and loved. You will never be forgotten. With Love,

SSgt Richard Daugherty
United States Air Force
Brother of CTT1 Steven P. Daugherty/United States Navy/KIA 6 July 2007, Baghdad, Iraq.
Richard Daugherty
August 12, 2007
Thank you Kei and Chuck for giving your son. . . thank you Megan for giving your brother . . . thank you Cpl. Jason K. LaFleur for giving your life to protect my freedom.
Lesley Islas
August 12, 2007
Kei, Al and family,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We are here for you if there is anything that you need.
Amy, Larry and Chloe
Amy Toler
August 12, 2007
To Jason's family,
I was shocked to find out the news about Jason. I meet him his freshman. Percussion Rules! as we proudly put it. He was a talented and dedicated drummer, yet very playful at times. To him I was "literally" a lot of fun, since my communication skills were only as good as my non-existant ESL class.
He was a very handsome young man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong and smile when you think of him. I will always admire how brave and willingly he accepted the risk for our freedom.
Con todo mi amor, le pido a Dios que los guie, les de fuerza y los proteja durante esta etapa tan dificil.
Yolotl Ochoa
August 11, 2007
To Jason's Family,

Words cannot express how saddened I was to hear of Jason's passing. I got to know Jason in high school. He was a great person that will be missed. I'm thankful for the memories I have of him, even though they are far to few. I'm proud to say that I knew him. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. God Bless you.
Wendy (Hermon) Hernandez
August 11, 2007
LaFleur family, Mine and Kathie's thoughts are with you during this time of grief. Megan, know you are always welcome in our house and hope you will visit soon.
David and Kathie Compton
David Compton
August 11, 2007
REST IN PEACE JASON, TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS MAY THE MEMORIES OF THIS WONDERFUL SOLDIERS LIFE FILL YOUR HEARTS WITH BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES
GOD BLESS YOU
SHIRLEY DONEY
August 11, 2007
Megan,Chuck,Kei and family. our harts go out for you. Jason was a wonderfull young man. He will be missed by us all. Chuck, you were a father any son could be proud of. you all stay strong and support each other.God love you all! Rusty and Vicky Dohrer
Rusty Dohrer
August 10, 2007
Chuck and Family,
I don't quite know what to say…as I wipe tears from eyes…
Please know that my Thoughts and Prayers are with ALL OF YOU at this time. I am so very Honored to have had the opportunity to meet Jason as well as very impressed at what a Wonderful Young Man Jason was, when he came to visit Chuck in Sunnyvale. I can say; I do know how Proud Chuck and his family are of Jason’s accomplishments as I am as well. I’ve worked for the DoD for almost 20 years as a civilian on one of our County’s biggest Submarine Missile Programs and nothing has touched me so deep as hearing of Jason’s fate in Iraq. We can only thank our young and old Service Men and Women for serving their County and Remember the one’s who lost their lives, Lost Them Serving Their County Well.
May God Bless the Lafleur Family in this time of Sorrow and Give Them Strength to Heal.
Chris & Kayla Anderson
August 10, 2007
I remember Jason well, as Matt's friend, along with Ben and Cade and many others whose name's I have forgotten. Jason had that special twinkle in his eye, as you can all see from his picture.

Jason is the truest of American heroes!!! He gave his life for each of us and the freedom we enjoy every day. Thank you, Jason.

Thank you to the LaFleur family for your courage and heroism. You, too, are true American heroes.

As you may recall, our family is military, thus we have a common bond and love that military families share the world over for their servicemen and women.

May the Lord sustain you during this time and may His grace shine upon you. Jason will not be forgotten! Your sacrifice is not in vain -- our daily freedom is because of the many that gave their life, as Jason did, fighting for our freedom.

God Bless You!
Marcia Proctor
August 10, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of need. Your son/brother was a true HERO.
Angelica Yruegas
August 10, 2007
To the family and friends of Cpl. Jason K. LaFleur: Please accept my heartfelt sympathy upon the loss of Jason. I cannot tell you how every loss of another one our finest sorrows me. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers now and for the days to come. Please include my son, Spc. Crockett Fowler Butler, in your prayers as he awaits deployment from Ft. Sill. Jason will not be forgotten!
Libby Fowler
August 10, 2007
Dinner in Durango
Dear Chuck, Kei, Megan and Alan,
Words cannot describe our heartfelt sympathy for your loss of Jason.
Jason, my daughter Briana and I were housemates for two years in Durango, Colorado.
During that time Jason expressed his concern and love for his family. He shared many good memories that he had growing-up in Lockhart; playing sports, Grandma's cooking, Dad's coaching, Mom's unconditional love and Megan's "little sister" antics. He was truly a devoted grandson, son, brother, uncle and friend.
Jason was a wonderful person who's
maturity surpassed his age. He was kind, generous, caring, thoughtful and responsible.
I will always treasure the time that we spent together as he also became part of our family. I will cherish the wonderful and happy memories that I have of Jason. I can still hear his infectious laugh...
Although he loved Durango and the mountains surrounding us. . .his heart was in Texas.
When Jason "joined-up" he knew that he was putting himself in harms way. However, his dedication to protect and defend our country was insurmountable.
Please know that he is loved and appreciated by many in our community for not only making the ultimate sacrifice, but for his loving and generous friendship.
With affection and deep sympathy, we hope that your fond memories of Jason will give you strength during this difficult time.
Our prayers are with you and Jason,
Sally Silva, Joe Silva, Briana Kneier and Carter Anderson
Sally Silva
August 10, 2007
I have not seen Jason since we were all small kids, playing at our neighbors house and around the neighborhood. Looks like he grew up to be a fine young man, and will never be forgotten. My prayers go out to the family.
Joy (Morris) Pardo
August 10, 2007
Your son is a HERO. My prayers are with your family. As a mother of a solider, God Bless You. From a one solider's mother to another.
Jamie Alex
August 10, 2007
Another Fallen Hero ~

My heart breaks as I sign another guestbook of such a courageous soldier who gave his life so selflessly. May he rest in peace knowing that he is loved and remembered by those who knew him. God Bless this soldier and his family who gave all and made the ultimate sacrifice. May God grant you peace, strength and comfort in such a difficult time. My deepest condolences and prayers are with the entire family.

We understand what you are experiencing and feeling. No amount of words can ease the pain of your loss. We know first hand there are no words of comfort at this time. We lost our only son 9-3-2004 at the age of 19 and it fells like yesterday. Just know that there are Marines and families across the USA who is experiencing your loss and pain. You are not alone. We will forever be united in the loss of our Heroes.

I still fly my Marine flag and have my Marine tag and sticker on my vehicles because I'm PROUD of my SON and DAUGHTER, and all the SERVICE MEN and WOMEN out there. We will always be a MARINE. We are proud of you all. “Land of the Free, Because of the Brave”

Thank you Legacy.com for setting up this website so families can quickly share their condolences and prayers with others like themselves across this great nation.

Once a Marine, Always a Marine!
Yesterday, Today, Forever – Semper Fi - Marines!

Proud Marine Parents of an American Hero
LCpl. Nicholas S. Perez – KIA 9~3~04 – Al Anbar Province, Iraq
Yolanda Valdez
August 9, 2007
A great man who will be sorely missed. Always remember the good times and never forget the past.
Ben Hughes
August 9, 2007
Words can not express how saddened I am to hear of Jason's passing. It seems like just yesterday we were sitting in class talking about graduation. Jason was a genuinely kind and giving person. He will be missed but not forgotten!!!!

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. God Bless.
Mari Ana Riojas
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