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Joseph Fite Joseph was born April 25, 1981. He was the eldest son and middle child of our five children. We moved to Round Rock from Austin when he was three years old. He attended Round Rock Schools until he graduated from RRHS in 1999. He grew strong in Little League. He raced pine cars in Cub Scouts and went to Lake Bastrop with the Boy Scouts. When he was in Middle School, he started playing trombone in 6th grade and played through high School and a year at UT in the Longhorn band. At 14 and a Freshman in High School, he joined the Junior Marine Corps, R.O.T.C. As a member of the ROTC he Traveled to Marine Corps Base 29 Palms on three summer camps. As a RRHS Band Trombone player he traveled to Chicago in one year and England the next year. He graduated RRHS in 1999 and that summer enlisted in the Marine Corps, Reserve. He was accepted to the University of Texas and was active in the ROTC there as well as playing in the band and socializing with his fraternity brothers. He was a Capitol Tour Guide about this time. He went to work as a Valet for Henna Chevrolet following his two years at UT and put in long hours making his living and pulling his Reserve duties. He was called to active duty in June of 2004 and deployed to Iraq in August of 2004. He was a proud, stand up young Man. His many friends were made richer for having met him. Joseph was a quiet man. There are quiet men in this world. The silence we shared outweighed the conversation 1,000:1. He was reticent to pass out a hug and those hugs were more precious when we received them by the same ratio. He was always there for us, quiet men know their duty. Quiet men know how to love those in their care without being demanding or demonstrative. Joseph died an independent free man. He followed his own heart and dreamed his own dreams. He loved us all. I know he did. He didn't have to tell me. It was obvious. On January 9, 2005, our son Joseph was killed by Tyranny in Iraq. He was the bravest man I've ever known. He would have you remember him and thank him in your hearts for insuring your safety from those who would steal your life, your liberty, and your happiness. These folks loved him first and best. I am his father, my name is Olin Cleveland Fite III. His mother is Marcia Lynn Fite. We married December 25, 1974. His sister and her husband, Jennifer and Mark Brimberry, his sister Sarah Fite, his brother Thomas Fite, his brother Michael Fite. His grandparents; Olin Fite Jr. (deceased)and Billie Fite of Smithville, Tex., and Earl and Marie Severson of Newark, Ill. My brother and sister; Wayne Fite of Bastrop, Tex., and Patty and Gary Landry of Bastrop, Tex, Marcia's sister and brother, Ruth and Bill Hartline of Millington, Ill., and Owen and Bev Severson of Newark, Ill., his nephew Jacob Arthur Brimberry, my grandson, age two today January 13, 2005; and his cousins: Chris Fite of Oregon, Toby Fite of Oregon, Jessica and Jesse Landry of Bastrop, Travis Landry of Bastrop, Emily Hartline of Ill, Mary and James Shannon of Ill., and Jeff Severson, Dave Severson and Jill Severson, of Ill. Visitation will begin on Monday January 17, 2005, beginning at 10:00 a.m., with a Funeral Service at 12:30 p.m. in Sunset Funeral Home Chapel with Col. Bill Bischoff officiating. Interment will follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Please visit our website at www.mem.com Sunset Funeral Home, 1705 Austin Hwy., San Antonio, TX 78218 - (210) 828-2811

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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Jan. 15, 2005.
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March 3, 2013
We shall forever be grateful for Joseph for his service and sacrifice for this Nation. Thinking of Joseph on this day.
January 9, 2013
To the family and friends of Cpl. Joseph E. Fite:
It has truly been my honor to sign Joseph's guest book these past few years. Unfortunately, due to complications from my Multiple Sclerosis, this may be the last message I'm able to write. Please forgive me and know that Joseph will always be remembered in my home.
With love and respect ~ Peggy
Peggy Childers
January 9, 2012
To the family and friends of Cpl. Joseph E. Fite:
Always remembering Joseph. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
January 9, 2011
To the family and friends of Cpl. Joseph E. Fite:
Please accept my remembrance of Joseph on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
May 30, 2010
It is Memorial weekend 2010 and I am remembering what a wonderful person Joseph was and the sacrifice he paid for my freedom. My sincere condolences to his sister, Jennifer, who was a student of mine as was Joseph at Round Rock High in Texas. I feel lucky to have known Joseph and his family.

Richard Berkley
Round Rock, Tx.
Richard Berkley
May 1, 2010
Sorry for your loss but his life was not in vain. Prayers always, Caren Fite Judy Charlotte, NC 5/1/2010
January 9, 2010
To the family and friends of Cpl. Joseph E. Fite:
Remembering Joseph 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
July 16, 2009
”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,600 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
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Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna
Kenna Larson
January 11, 2009
In Memory of Joseph ~ (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 Joseph, but I am remembering
his service and sacrifice. 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


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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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January 9, 2009
To the family of Cpl. Joseph E. Fite:
Joseph 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
September 18, 2008
Cpl. J. E. Fite and family:
"The solemn pride that must be yours in having made such awesome sacrifice upon the Alter of Freedom."
Please know our hearts and thoughts are for your peace of mind and undertsanding what seems beyond undertanding. I remain
semper fidelis, AJ Ramirez USMC (Ret.)
AJ Ramirez
July 13, 2008
I am so so sorry.
Joanne Abraham
July 13, 2008
REST IN PEACE CPL. FITE, TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS MAY THE MEMORIES OF THIS WONDERFUL SOLDIERS LIFE FILL YOUR HEARTS WITH BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES
GOD BLESS YOU
SHIRLEY DONEY
July 13, 2008
Rest in peace Joseph. God Bless You Hero!
Dewayne S.
July 13, 2008
Rest in peace forever young.
Henryk Zaleski (USN-Ret)
June 26, 2008
We will never forget.
Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends
John 15:13

Sempre Fi

Sgt. Adkison RET
1/23 Alpha Company
Kyle Adkison
May 4, 2008
Joseph, it has been 3 years since you passed, and although we want you here with us, you can now protect us from Heaven, a place were no one fights and everyone loves each other. You are a hero in my eyes and will always be one. We love you
Mary Shannon
May 4, 2008
Joseph, it has been 3 years since you passed, and although we want you here with us, you can now protect us from Heaven, a place were no one fights and everyone loves each other. You are a hero in my eyes and will always be one. We love you
Mary Shannon
April 23, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Cpl Fite!
February 4, 2008
To the Family of Joseph Fite:

You may not know me, but I feel like I know you because I have heard so much about you. I keep a picture of myself, Ben McGuire, and Joseph at Big Bear on my wall. He was one of two people that I felt were brothers to me. He is missed everyday and although I try to call everyday to say I am sorry, I never seem to be able to. So I want to say I am sorry and he was truly loved.
John Pickett
August 18, 2007
There is nothing that I can say or do to take away the pain or bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer you and your family my heart felt condolences. I also offer you my prayers that in time the pain will easy and the memories of your HERO will carry you through each day and night. I want to thank your HERO, for his/her selfless act of becoming a member of the armed forces, his/her willingness to defend the United States of America, all that we hold sacred and for the sacrifice that will forever be etched in the memories of all those who knew him/her. Though tears can never bring him/her back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that he/she made and our sorrow at his/her passing. I believe for every fallen HERO there is a star shining brightly up above to remind us of the precious gift we were given.

Your mission on earth is complete and you are now a member of GOD’s Heavenly armed forces. Stand down brave warrior and take your rightful place in Heaven with all the HEROES who have passed before.

I made a special promise to LE RON A. WILSON, a dear family friend who joined the Army with three other friends, one of whom is my son (Le Ron was killed in action on 07/06/07 at the age of 18) on the day he was laid to rest as I touched his coffin, that I would never forget him nor would I forget those that gave their lives for our country before him, with him and after him and so when I came across www.legacy.com, I thought what a great way to keep my promise to Le Ron, so I will continue to leave tributes in each guest book until the day there is no longer the need to leave these tributes to a FALLEN HERO.

REST IN PEACE, HERO, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!

PROUD MOTHER OF A U.S. SOLDIER
Currently stationed in Germany
Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
July 21, 2007
I remember Joseph from my senior year at Round Rock HS. We played trombone in the Dragon Band together. Some of my best memories from high school have him in them. He was a great guy. My heart goes out to the entire family and everyone he knew. Thank you Joseph.
Claudio Gariazzo
July 15, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Cpl Fite and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
Aunt of a Marine
January 18, 2007
2 years, and it still doesn't seem real. I miss you so much.
Jennifer (Fite) Brimberry
January 10, 2007
MayGOD bless the Fite family , I have not forgotten frieda eagan
FRIEDA Eagan
January 9, 2007
In Remembrance of Cpl. Joseph E. Fite, on the 2nd anniversary of the day, he lost his life while in there service of our Country, with a Multitude of Thanks, for his Courage, Dedication and Service to our Country and for Freedom.

Rest In Peace Joseph, in God's Loving Care and may the Peace of God be with the Fite family.
Those who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice, So Many and So Young, shall Never Be Forgotten, my brother among them. KIA-Vietnam 1967.

"I will lift up my eyes to the hills-
from whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth."
~ Psalm 121:1-2 ~

I am sincerely hoping that you continue to feel the thoughts of caring and support that surround you each day, as this Country remembers someone very precious to you, who is a Hero to all of us.
I am so deeply sorry for your loss.
Garnet Jenkins
November 27, 2006
To the family of Cpl Joseph Fite:

My deepest condolensces go out to you and those that Joseph touched. Although we did not know each other Joseph and I have multiple things in common. I to am a RRHS graduate (1989), also a member of the USMC JROTC organization at RRHS (1985-1988) and a member of our Armed Forces (USAF 1998-current). I can not and I hope that I never know what you are going through with your loss however my thoughts and prayers are with you every day that I wear the uniform that men like Joseph have allowed and will allow other generations to do by making the ultimate sacrifice.

Thank you to your family for your support and understanding the sacrifice that your loved one has made because of his love for his country and to you Joseph I am glad that you are safe now from any more harm and may you rest with peace and in peace.
Capt Stephani Luebben
October 28, 2006
May God be with you and your family.My son is also a Marine, he has been to Iraq once and is going back in Jan. of 07. I'm scared but also proud as you are of your son. I will keep you in my prayers tonite.
Paul Snyder
September 20, 2006
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS. I HAVE JUST LEARNED OF YOUR GREAT LOSS AND WISH TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES. PLEASE KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT HERE WHO DO CARE AND YOUR HERO WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. HOLD TIGHT TO YOUR TREASURED MEMORIES THAT HIS SPECIAL SMILE MAY CONTINUE TO SHINE ON FOR YOU ALWAYS. I PRAY THAT PEACE WILL FIND YOU ALL SOMEDAY. STAY STRONG AND GODSPEED. SEMPER FI

A PROUD MARINE MOM
ROBYN GARSIDE
August 31, 2006
SEMPER FI
Andrew Fite
May 13, 2006
Joseph was my cousin and when he passed it was almost unbearable for the entire family. It makes me feel so good to read all the kind words all of you have written. At least we all know that he is ok now. so thank you all.
Travis Landry
Travis Landry
March 23, 2006
I'm so sorry for your loss. I wish I knew the magic words to say to take away the pain and hardship that the loss of your son has brought into your lives. I don't have those words, but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. Know in your heart that Joseph is now forever known as a hero and indebted to by millions of American people.

My prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. Joseph sits with the angels of God and watches over you.

God bless you all.

Robin Hayles
Proud Air Force Mother to Julia and Joshua
Robin Hayles
February 15, 2006
My heartfelt sympathy to the Fite family in the loss of Joseph. I did not know Joseph, but my heart is broken and I am sadden for your loss of such a fine young man 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. Joseph, it has been a little over a year since you were taken, but 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-Smith
January 30, 2006
Psalm 23

1
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
3
He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4
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.
5
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
6
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
November 27, 2005
I have been thinking and praying for the Fite family this season of Thanksgiving. There is so much to be thankful for in the life of Joseph and the sacrifice he made. Know that he is happy and at peace, waiting for you all.
margaret eberhardt
November 5, 2005
I just wanted you to know I read about your amazing son Joseph on the legacy website. The world is a better place because Joseph was a part of it. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Maureen Cleary
Maureen Cleary
August 18, 2005
Wanda Cobb & Family
August 2, 2005
Ashley Fite
July 29, 2005
To the Fite Family,

Words can not express what you feeling. I know. God Bless. My prayers are with you all.

Proud Marine Mom
(LCpl Nicholas S. Perez - KIA 9-3-04 - Anbar province, Iraq)
Yolanda Valdez
July 20, 2005
Dont know how it feels to lose someone so close but what i do know know is that GOD does everything for a reason. My God bless you and keep you with him. Also wanted to say thank you to the families who lost one of The few the proud a MARINE.
Monica Mendez
May 28, 2005
I am so sorry for your loss. I went to RRHS with your son I graduated a few years before him in 1996. My families thoughts and prayers are with you. And we are so proud of what he was doing for our country. May God Bless all of you in your time of need.
Barbara Kutil-Steelman
May 7, 2005
Dear Fite Family,
I have just now learned of your loss. I knew Joseph back in Cedar Valley (middle school) band but after that I went to McNeil, so my memories of him are not fresh, but I do remember us laughing, I played baratone and I'm pretty sure that we sat next to eachother or close because I remember laughing quite often. I joined the Marines right after I graduated (Aug of 2000), although I will never fully understand how much of a loss that y'all have experienced, I do understand what it's like to loose a good friend and a Marine brother, my heart goes out to your family. I am getting out in the end of this summer and I would love to meet with y'all sometime when I come home. You are all in my prayers.
- Cpl Dawson
Ken Dawson
February 1, 2005
Mr. and Mrs. Fite and Family,
You have my sincerest condolences at this difficult time in your life. I didn't know your son. But, I wanted you to know how that your son was a role model to my oldest son. He will be 13 this year. He has so much admiration for the military and soldiers like your son. He has informed me that when he turns 18 he will be joining the Marines. I hope to provide all the support and love to my son and raise an outstanding and courageous young man like you did.
God Bless You Always
Michelle Millsap
January 31, 2005
Marsha, Olin & Family,
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. From our days with him in LHB we knew what a great man he was and how dedicated he was to serving his country. We will be forever grateful to him and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Meredith & Manuel Reyes
Meredith Blaschke - Reyes
January 28, 2005
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Fite and family:
When a member of Longhorn Band falls, the loss is felt by us all. Your son Joseph sounds like a terrific person, I'm sorry I didn't get to meet him. I can't thank him for his service, but I can thank you for being so supportive of him. May your grief become easier to bear in the days ahead. Take comfort that the members of LHAB are mourning with you.
Nicole Keller
January 27, 2005
My family is grateful for your son's service to our country and the ultimate price he paid for our continued freedom. Our prayers are with your family. The Tidwell family and fellow LHB member.
Kent Tidwell
January 27, 2005
God's mercy & blessing for your family in your loss. I salute your brave son & his sacrifice. I, too, played trombone in the LHB, '65-'69, and we must be distant relatives; Fite is not too common a name. Love to yours at this difficult time. With sympathy, J. Michael Fite, M.D.
J. Michael Fite
January 27, 2005
I received word of Joseph's passing through my association with the Longhorn Alumni Band. Though I never had the priviledge of meeting your son, I wish I had for I would surely be the better for it. Your son has impacted my life today by making me more proud, more humble and more thankful to be an American and a father. God bless you and your family.
Mike Haecker
January 27, 2005
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Fite and family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. I heard about it thru the Longhorn Band. I want you to know that my heart breaks for you, but I am so proud of him and grateful ..for giving his life for me and my 2 grown children to continue to have the privilege to live in a free country. What a wonderful man he must have been to be willing to put his life on the line for others as he served his country. I will be praying for God to give you strength to face the days ahead. God bless you all and May God bless America.
Lynda Webster
January 27, 2005
Fite Family,
My deepest condolences go out to you and yours. I was a member of the trombone section and the Army Reserve when I met Joseph in the Longhorn Band. I remember him as an outstanding, sincere man.
May God Bless you.
Benjamin Keltner
January 27, 2005
Your family has our prayers for your continued healing at this time. My family thanks your son for his service.
with love and prayers, a fellow LHB member.
Cathy Bruce Purdy
January 21, 2005
Mr. & Mrs. Fite and Family,
My deepest condolences are with you and your family during this time. Your son is a true hero of this country and the reason why we have freedoms as we do. I felt such sorrow to learn of your loss. Please know that there are thoughts and prayers with you.
Leslie Wiechkoske
January 21, 2005
Olin and Marcia,

My wife and I learned of Joseph's death from the column about him by Bruce Hite in the American Statesman which my sister in Marble Falls faxed to us.

What a fine man you raised! You must be wonderful parents--you should be very proud. You cannot imagine how many of us out here genuinely share your grief and appreciate your family's sacrifice-- and Joseph's ultimate sacrifice. Without patriots like Joseph, our freedoms would be in great peril. His sacrifice is no less precious than those made at Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, Peleliu, or Okinawa in protecting our nation and preserving our way of life.

May God bless you and comfort you--you are in our prayers.

CDR Wynn Norris, USNR (Retired)
Wynn & Marjorie Norris
January 21, 2005
A friend of my daughters was one of the young men injured while riding in the same Humvee with your son. We feel your pain and extend our sincere condolences on your loss. Your son was truly a hero in our eyes and we appreciate his willingness to protect the freedoms we enjoy. God bless all you during this very difficult time.
Susan Kana
January 18, 2005
Your son was a very brave man. He went to do his duty to G*d and country as he saw it. He loved his country and volunteered to honor, serve and protect it--and us all!
He was an all-American hero.
You have reason to be proud of him.
We all are proud of him too.
May you have many beautiful memories of the wonderful things he did here in this life.
He goes forward to join the many other heroes who have valiently and nobly given their all for the service of our country.
His was a sacrifice we appreciate and we are grateful to him but we are also deeply sorry for his loss! He did what he felt he had to do and for that, he was truly a man among men.
A US MARINE!
Helene Schmidt
January 18, 2005
Olin and Marcia, I am deeply saddened by Joseph's passing. He was a fine young man. While I knew Joseph as a boy in Little League and Cub scouts, I knew that he would grow into a man that you could be proud of. Both Linda and I share your grief.

Preston and Linda Kiesling
Preston Kiesling
January 17, 2005
Mr. and Mrs. Fite & Family,

My husband, CWO Hearld Glaze, USA (Ret), and I, wish to express our deepest sympathy to you for your loss of Joseph. Although we did no know Joseph, we did not need to know him to mourn him, for this wonderful Brave young man gave his life for me, for you and for all Americans. May God rest his soul, and may God give you comfort in the days and years to come.
Joyce Glaze
January 17, 2005
So very sorry for your loss. Know that we are thinking of you and wishing you strength at this very difficult time.
Love, Amy, Chris, Grant and Vanessa
Amy Kwalwasser
January 17, 2005
I am so very sorry for your loss. I did not know Joseph, however my nephew (Cpl. Jeffrey Alford, USMC) went to school with him. Therefore, I wanted to express my deepest sympathy and appreciation for his and your sacrifice. I know you are very proud of him and I wanted you to know that we appreciate his service and willingness to fight for the freedoms we all enjoy. Thank you, God Bless you and God Bless Joseph. You and he will be in our prayers.
Linda Beck
January 17, 2005
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rebecca Isbell
January 16, 2005
I had the honor of being in the Marine Corps JROTC with Joseph at Round Rock High School. He was such a wonderful man and I will mis him very much. He was always the first to raise his hand and he was the most reliable guy in our battalion. On our many trips and competitions with the JROTC he always gave 100%, whether it was through competing or just cheering on his fellow cadets. I am so sorry for your loss. Joseph will be in my heart always with fond memories and great thanks for his sacrafice for our country. He will be in my prayers.
Amy Willis-Ashford
January 16, 2005
My wife I are deeply sorry for your loss of your son. His death touched us very dearly. My son, Cpl Jeffery Alford went to RRHS JRROTC with your son and Jeff is currently stationed in 29 Palms. Jeff has been to Iraq at the beginning of the war and is scheduled to return in two months. Jeff wanted me to express his lost of a brother Marine. Please know that we appreciate his dedication and service to our great country.
Sincerely, John and Mary Alford
John Alford
January 16, 2005
I extend my family's sincere condolences. I'm sorry we will not be able to attend the services, my mother has taken a turn for the worse. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Gwenyth Jett
January 15, 2005
I knew Joseph was going to acheive great things the moment I met him. He had a silent strength and a deep love for his country. Semper Fi from a former cadet. God Bless Marissa Gregory Bush Class of 1997.
Marissa Bush
January 15, 2005
To the FITE family your son is truly loved so special.all america loves him, God be with you and your family. frieda eagan
frieda eagan
January 15, 2005
We shared Scouts, band and ROTC, and now our deep sorrow and sympathy with Olin, Marcia and family. From Alysia, Michael, Justin, Sean and Mika Korelc.
Alysia Korelc
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