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Spc. Robert Allen Wise Spc. Robert Allen Wise, 21, was killed in the line of duty Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq. A memorial service will be 6 p.m. EST today at the National Guard Armory, 1225 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee. Burial will be at 11 a.m. EST Monday at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Godby High School Air Force JROTC, 1717 W. Tharpe St., Tallahassee, FL 32303. Spc. Wise was a member of the Florida Army National Guard, serving with Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 124th Infantry. Spc. Wise was born Aug. 6, 1982, in Key West. He attended Gerald Adams Elementary School and Horace O'Bryant Middle School. During his time in Key West, he played city league T-ball, baseball, basketball and soccer. In each of his three years in middle school, he was a performer with the Horace O'Bryant Middle School Circus of the Kids. Moving to Tallahassee in June 1996, Spc. Wise attended Amos P. Godby High School. During his time at Godby, he was a member of the cross-country track team, the junior varsity and varsity soccer teams and was equipment manager for the women's volleyball teams. He became very active in the Air Force JROTC program at Godby during his freshman year. He was a member of the drill team during his time in JROTC, attended summer programs at Camp Blanding and attained the rank of cadet colonel during his senior year. He was the Cadet Corps commander of the program at the time of his graduation in May 2000. Spc. Wise enlisted as a member of the Florida Army National Guard shortly before his graduation from Godby and began his basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., in August 2000. He graduated basic training in December 2000, returning to Tallahassee. While serving in the Florida Army National Guard, he was employed locally by Graybar Electric Co. Spc. Wise was called to active duty twice, Shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, he was activated for several months and was called to duty again Jan. 2, 2003. His unit was mobilized to Fort Stewart, Ga., on Jan. 5, 2003, and was deployed to Kuwait on Feb. 15, 2003. Spc. Wise is survived by his father, David B. Wise of Summerland Key; his mother, Tammy L. Wise of Tallahassee; his sister, Leilani Marie Wise-Hildinger of Tallahassee; a niece and nephew, Cheyenne Rose Hildinger and Dylan Michael Hildinger, both of Tallahassee; and his godson, Michael Allen Wright, born Sept. 18. He is also survived by his maternal great-grandfather, Guido Roche; his maternal grandmother, Diana Justice Hortter; and his paternal grandparents, Charles and Helen Wise.

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Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Nov. 18, 2003.
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April 20, 2015
I continue to think about this man I never had the privilege to meet in person and his family. I love you all, I want you to know that. Not a day passes that I do not think about the Wise/Hildinger family in Tallahassee. Sending my love!
Trisha Cox (Hildinger)
November 11, 2014
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Wright Family
August 5, 2014
on this the eve of your birthday, i pause and reflect on how my life might be different if you had not entered it.....We miss you often and know that your influence still reaches us daily! I can sooooo see you teasing your GOD son, he can be an easy target~ Today is your day, ROBERT ALLEN WISE, We love you, The Wright Family
August 7, 2013
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May 29, 2013
I still miss him and wish he was still with us. I can't think back in my life without remembering Robert. He was a great freind.

Love you Robert.
Saulo Ottey
January 20, 2013
Marie, if you ever see this message please know that I think of you and your family all the time. No words and no amount of time could ever heal the pain of the loss of Robert. I wish I would have had the privilege of meeting him. I so badly would like to be in touch with you. My email is and my phone number is 740-503-6747. Please, if in whatever way you would feel comfortable contacting me, it would mean the world to hear from you!
Love- Trisha Cox (Hildinger)
Trisha Cox
February 8, 2012
I met Spc. Wise's Great-Grandfather last year before he had surgery for a heart valve replacement. He was wonderful to talk to--he reminded me of an Uncle of mine. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Frank Wendeln
November 12, 2011
To the family and friends of Spc. Robert A. Wise:
Please accept my remembrance of Robert on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
November 12, 2010
To the family and friends of Spc. Robert A. Wise:
Remembering Robert 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
August 6, 2010
Happy Birthday Bro!!!
March 30, 2010
For Bob...


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.

© Joe Fazio
~ /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
December 22, 2009
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November 13, 2009
We remember and we're thankful for your service and sacrifice for our country. Rest in peace,
Randy and Sue Casserleigh
November 12, 2009
Thoughts of you are ever present in our minds and heart... even more so today.
Tyler Santos
May 22, 2009
You are in our thoughts often and with Memorial Day coming up, we think of you more. Mitch and I have a son who will soon be 1 and when he is old enough to understand he will be told stories of a great man and hero. Thank you for your service!
Mitch and Kayse Harrell
November 28, 2008
To the family of Spc. Robert A. Wise:
Robert 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
November 26, 2008
Dear Robert, I never go a day without thinking of you. I was a Lt. who thought himself a Captain at the time and was assisting in care of the men of 3/124 INF. You saw me for knee pain and I gave you a profile for vehicle duty only for two weeks; I guess that sealed your fate. Two days later you were hit by an IED; Capt. McKenzie did all he could for you and you couldn't survive. God bless you and him and the medic that cared for you on the scene. We will all meet again in heaven. Thank you, Capt Lopez for your love an help after the passing of our brother. Thank you 3/124 Inf soldiers for your bravery and love for one another. You changed my life for ever.
Thomas Roberts, M.D.
Thomas Roberts
November 20, 2008
In Memory of Robert ~ (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 Robert, but I am remembering
his service and sacrifice. He is my hero. !

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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
(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)


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

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Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
November 12, 2008
5 years today and I still miss you.
Trueman Muhrer-Irwin
September 11, 2008
Robert, not a day goes by in which I don’t think about you. I wish people could know how much Chaplains miss their Soldiers special our fallen. I hope my short lines reach your beloved family so they know that even though they have never met me, someone at a great distance still cry’s and remembers with great pain and a sense of patriotism the loss of his fallen brother. Thank you for your smile, for the soccer game in Iraq, your professionalism, and for being one hell of a Soldier. It is because of you and our departed brothers and sisters that I am a Soldiers Chaplain. Much love for you my hero respect for your beloved family, and gratitude for the FLNG 3/124 for the honor of letting me be their Battalion Chaplain. May you continue to have fun in heaven brother. “To the Right of the Line” Your Chaplain: CH (CPT) Luis Lopez-Colon
Luis Lopez-Colon
May 25, 2008
You are remembered as a brave veteran. Thank you so very much for giving your life to protect our liberty here in the United States. God Bless you and your family always.
March 22, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Spc Wise!
December 21, 2007
Merry Christmas Bro.
Tyler Santos
December 5, 2007
I remember being in shock when this happened. I actually met him on fleeting occasions when I was in 3/124. God bless, and hopefully time eases your pain but doesn't dull your memories.
Sean George
November 10, 2007
In two days, it will be 4 years since Robert's passing. Not a day goes by when I think of him and of the service he performed for his country. I would like for all soldiers to be leaders and motivators like him.

Robert my friend, my brother, my comrade I look for you every time I run my PT Tests. I know you are there, pushing me along to the finish. I miss you friend.

Rest in Peace
Jared Papesh
November 6, 2007
Dear relatives of Robert, my son SSGT Russell J. Verdugo is buried in Arlington National Cemetery along with your hero. I took some photos last Memorial Day Week-end 2007 and have a photo of your Robert’s grave site and marker. If you would like a copy emailed to you, please let me know. I know we are so very proud of our fallen heroes, but we miss them so.
In loving remembrance of our heroes!
Gold Star Mother,
Susan Stanley
August 15, 2007
Sincere sympathy and love, Pat - R.N.
Patsy Jo Reed Sircy
August 14, 2007
Robert and I attended godby high school together. We were both apart of the AFJROTC program, since then I have joined the AF and served two tours in Iraq. Robert was a great person and a good friend --God bless,sleep well brother.
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I want to thank you for your courage and bravery in standing up for what you believe in. May your soul rest in peace.
July 7, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Spc Wise and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
April 6, 2007
I was a friend of Roberts because he dated my stepsister brandi back in highschool...i will always remember how he always made people smile and he laughed at everything..i will never forget you robert...i love you!
Ashley Pearson
November 12, 2006
Tammy and David,
You don't know me at all. I am a high school student from New Jersey. For Veterans day, I had to write a paper on a fallen soldier. After watching the documentary on him and hearing his "Last Letters Home" I can already tell how much he meant to everyone. I am honored to write my paper on him and share his story and his sacrfice to people I know. It has been three years today and I just want you to know that he is still affecting people's lives and the ultimate sacrifice he made will never be forgotten. Thank you.
Alex Troum
November 12, 2006
Paying tribute to Spc. Robert A. Wise, on this 3rd anniversary of the day he gave his life for our Country and for Freedom.
Rest Well Robert in the Hands of God.
You Will Never Be Forgotten.
You have paid the Ultimate Price for so many.
As with my brother, whom we lost in Vietnam, you will always be loved and missed by everyone whose life you touched.

"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 the memories of Robert. live in your heart always.
I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Garnet Jenkins
November 8, 2006
Robert in a few days it will be 3 years since you taken. You are my hero and you will NEVER be forgotten. To the Wise family; I previously signed Robert's guest book. I mentioned that each time I am at ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY I stop by and visit/honor Robert. I am at ANC two or three times a week. From the most inner part of my heart I am so sorry he was taken from you.
Tom Gugliuzza-Smith
September 30, 2006
Dear Tammy and David...

You probably don't remember, but Robert was my best friend growing up in Key West... I still have the pictures of us from just being out and about, and the one you (Tammy) took of us graduating from Middle School. We always swore to be best friends and never loose touch. I remember when you first moved to Tally he wanted me to come up there with you... we tried to connect and meet up so many times but once high school was over he inlisted and I moved to Boston, Ma. Last time I ever saw your some was when he was done here visiting right before that. Sitting in his Dads kitchen, drinking a Motin Dew (which I always told him that stuff would kill him) and all excited about some new startrack item from the Voyerger show.

I'm so sorry for never having come and visited now. He and I only spoke a couple of times since. I would find a letter at my grandparents and finially catch back up with him and then he would be off again. He has always remained in my heart, no matter how many years have gone by. I just moved back to FL and had high hopes of finding and catching up again, until I found this site.

Everything that has been written about Robert couldn't be more true. He was always happy, energetic and so much fun to be around. He would anything for anyone, and was the best friend any kid could ask for.

I'm so sorry for your loss... and it is not yours alone. I will always miss and think about my best friend... and I feel his loss as if loosing my own brother (which we always swore we were). If there is anything I can do, please dont hesitate to ask. If you could... or if you even get this, please email me back. I would like to know where he is layed to rest, so I can visit with him again...
Nathan Santos
July 30, 2006
I would like the family to know how proud I am of Robert and all of our military. My heartfelt sympathy will remain forever. I am a Godby alumni; was on the first cheerleading squad there and attended there when it first opened. I am so honored to be a native Tallahasseean and have young men like Robert represent us. I only wish I had known him personnally. I will never forget the contribution he has made to Tallahassee, the United States, freedom everywhere and to God Almighty. Thank-you Robert, Connie Waites Bozeman
Connie Bozeman
July 3, 2006
ALL Americans should take a minute on Independence Day to thank the brave heroes that have made the ultimate sacrifice to provide the Independence we all share. Although I did not personally know Robert Wise I feel the loss of this great American hero.

God Bless Robert Wise and his family. God Bless the 3rd Battalion, 124 Infantry Regiment, 53rd Infantry Brigade. God Bless the United States Army. Most of all, God Bless America.

Formerly with 2nd/11th FA, 25th ID.
Dale Richardson (Honolulu, HI)
June 15, 2006
My heartfelt sympathy to the Wise family in the loss of Robert. I did not know Robert, 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. Robert you are my hero and you will NEVER be forgotten. I live close to Arlington National Cemetery and I go there often. Today while I was at ANC I stopped by and visited/honored Robert.
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
February 21, 2006
Wise Family,

I was very moved tonight to witness Tammy Wise-Thrash acceptance of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Memorial Plaque from Commander Jim Holland, Tallahassee Chapter # 758. We honored the ultimate sacrifice Specialist Robert Allen Wise gave to our Country.
Colonel (Ret) Washington Sanchez, Jr.
November 15, 2005
October 21, 2005
To The Wise Family:

This a little late but that just means his memories are still alive!
I started at Godby in 99' with no friends and then I met Robert. The presence he had and his confidance was encouraging. I will never forget that smile he had everytime I saw him. I miss him dearly and it is still so hard to believe that he won't be there at our class reunion. And Robert I know you can read this... You are Truly missed!

Samantha 02'
Samantha Lewey
September 16, 2005
He was awesome to hang out with. All around good guy.
Laura Byrd
September 15, 2005
Wanda Cobb & Family
July 2, 2005
To the Wise family:
I am truly sorry for your loss. I can't say that I know how you feel lose a loved one at war, but I can feel the pain of the loss of a friend. Being in the military for 4 years and deployed twice I have come to realize that life is too short and we cant continue to take life for granted. There are very few that can do the things that we have done, so do not be sad that your son is not here cause as long as you carry him in your heart he will live forever. God Bless you family.
Shagidrika Mathis
June 16, 2005
Roberts Family
"A Honorable Son"
A Family That's Son,
Gave his life;
To his family w/ love,
To his friends w/ laughter,
To his Country w/ heart,
Honor is not given by a name,
Only by action,
Have you ever seen a boy so deturmend to make things right,
to bring peace to this world,
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Crystal Clark
June 14, 2005
Dear Tammy. I hope this letter finds you well. Our son served with your son in Company
A/3rd BN 124th Infantry while crossing Iraq and the
eventual occupation of Baghdad and was also aquainted
with him at Godby High School. We attended Roberts
memorial service where it was evident that uncommon
valor was a common virtue. I was impressed with your
words of encouragement for the families who were
present. I cannot express enough our sorrow for your
loss. When we got the news that a soldier had been
wounded our hearts sank in fear that it was our son.
Then the guilt came when we heard it had been Robert.
I'd like to share the following story with you :

"I was going through some of my son’s war letters a
few weeks ago. I am constantly amazed by this
generation of young people that so many in our society
had written off. They have stepped up to the present
challenge and have met the future head on, not knowing
what lies ahead. I like to quote my son, often,
especially the quote I will share. Back in January of
this year, it dawned on me that this generation could
possibly be another “greatest " generation. As my son
was preparing to leave for deployment to Kuwait with
his National Guard Unit, Company A, 3rd BN 124th
Infantry, I wrote him a letter. He was to open the
letter while enroute to his deployment station at Ft
Stewart,GA. I could only relate to him how proud his
Mom and I were of him. To keep safe, keep his head
down and all that stuff. We were proud of him and the
men he was deploying with. War was on the agenda at
the time and I hoped he and the boys of Company A
would receive the right training in preparation for
the war with Iraq. Soon after he and the boys had
deployed to Kuwait we heard from him and he seemed to
have really high morale. Then it happened. The war had
begun. I listened and watched every bit of news I
could. Anxiously watching to see if I could find my
son in the sea of camflouged soldiers on every
channel, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, and many others. We were
lucky to see him once in an interview on MSNBC. It was
great to see him. Tears were flowing freely as I
watched him as every word he spoke was like blessings
from above. Three weeks after the war had begun, we
received his first letter. It was written as he and
the boys of Company A were preparing to jump the burms
and invade Iraq. It was the eve of battle and I am
sure thousands of different thoughts ran through the
minds and hearts of the men as they prepared for the
upcoming battle. It was a certain quote in my son’s
first letter that stood out, and I believe, and was a
statement that could have been said by any one of
those warriors in the field. This is what he wrote:
“Mom & Dad, on this eve of battle, I do not know if I
will make it. But, I want you to know this. If I die,
it will be for my Country. And there is no worthier
cause than freedom. But, I will be okay and I will
come home in one piece. I love you both ". I tell you,
it always pulls on the ole heart strings every time I
read it. I just thought I would share with ya''ll why
I think this generation to be..." One of The Greatest
Generations ". Joining those other generations of men
and women who have fought the fields of combat, both
domestically and on foreign soil, for their country. "

Then we got another letter many months after the fall
of Baghdad:

"Dear Mom & Dad,
It has been another hot day here in Baghdad. Not much
happening. I know you guys have been watching the news
and things look bad. Do not believe the picture the
media is presenting. So far this month we have helped
cleanup two schools and a soccer field. The schools
and soccer field were littered with weapons and
ammunition. Saddam and his boys stored their weapons
there. The soccer field is a major plus in this
neighborhood. The populace has not been able to play
soccer without fear. At the grand opening we played
some Olympic athletes and they tore us up. The defeat
was worth it. We made many friends that day. I wish
you could have seen the celebration. The locals
actually killed a goat ( sacrificial ) and anointed us
and the field. There were cameras there from some news
agencies but we don't think it will be shown anywhere
but here. Well, gotta go now. Please continue to pray
for us a a speedy end to this war. We are working our
butts off to make it happen. Tell everyone thanks for
their support. It means a lot. Take care and know that
we are doing the right thing here. I know, I know.
Keep my head down and move fast. Dad you always crack
me up with that, but it has saved me a time or two.
Love you guys. I will be back soon. "

This past memorial day my wife and I took a motorcycle
trip , with friends, to Washington DC for the Rolling
Thunder Ride To The Wall to bring recognition to our
veterans. We joined over 600,000 bikers to commemorate
the MIA/KIA/POW issue. Last year we rode in honor of
our son, specialist Josh Mears, and the boys of
Company A who were still in Iraq. This year we road in
honor of Robert. Our son could not join us this year.
While in Washington DC we visited Robert in Arlington.
And was able to get a few good pictures. My son wanted
copies and thats when I thought of you. What an honor
it was to have visited that day. It was not only
emotional but insightful and spiritual. I spoke
earlier of the guilt, but on memorial day it was
thankfulness. Anyway, I dont want to dredge up a lot
of stuff, I just thought you might be interested that
we have decided to do DC every memorial day as a
tribute to Robert and the other men and women who have
served their country and sacrifed their all on the
alter of freedom. They are the true patriots who
deserve to be honored. Thanks, Tammy for all the
things you have done on behalf of the soldiers and
their families.
James & Kay Mears
April 18, 2005
I had the pleasure to serve with Robert in Iraq. He was a great guy that always could make you laugh. We shall always remember him and the sacrifices he made for the Freedom of the Iraqi people and for this great nation. Remember him and never forget him.
James Petersen
April 6, 2005
Just signing this now because I realized this was on here. Though I did not know Robert too well, he was one of the few seniors to talk to me during my extremely awkward freshmen year of highschool. He had a great senior year that will never be forgotten. I can do nothing but hold him the highest honor for defending our beautiful country.
Chris LaBelle
April 1, 2005
I had never had the honor of meeting Robert, but I had heard great things about him from my sister-in-law Marie. Just like my brother Michael, I recently found out about Robert's death. It's very sad to hear of such a great person losing his life to war, but I'm very proud of him. To Robert and his family, I'll continue to keep you in my prayers!
Trisha Hildinger
March 14, 2005
March 6, 2005
My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of this soldier.
The smile and appearance of this young man pretty much sum up the fact that he was a "good person".
To his parents - he's died a hero.
David Hutchinson
February 28, 2005
To the Wise Family:he will be missed so much.I know the family is having a hard time right now my heart goes out to all the familys who lost a love one. he looks so happy and loves prayers are with the family.
Diane Williamson
December 2, 2003
Hey Rob,

I found this site tonite and actually found some comfort in reading the other notices posted before mine. The last 20 days have left me breathless. I keep waiting to wake up and find that it is all a nightmare dream. In Ms. Lingars' notice, she referred to "Guardian Angel" responsiblilities, I know in my heart you have already accepted.

Michael Allen is a fortunate young man and gratefully we can share our memories so that he will get to know you ~~the real Robert Wise!

We all miss you here ~~ but are comforted knowing that you are there ~~ being that Guardian Angel for all those who still need you.

I am so very proud of you son, you made (AND LEFT) a mark!

With my love,

Susie Wright
Susie Wright
November 30, 2003
dear wise family

we all miss him dearly. but i know yall as his family miss him the most and i would like to help yall if yall need any help so dont be afraid to e-mail me if you need anything..

ashley blair
November 26, 2003
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Wise,

I am so sorry for your loss, your son I am sure was a wonderful young man serving our country.

I just want you to know that you and your family are in our prayers, my wife, and I and younger son lost our eighteen year old son one month ago. We know your pain, no one can who has not been there. I hope and pray and know God is with you now.

The Blakely's
Dick Blakely
November 25, 2003
I regret not having met you, his family, but I met Robert at Camp Blanding. We continued to keep in touch, saw each other at ROTC field meets (I attended Lincoln), and occasionally got together. He was a great man, a great friend, a funny guy, someone everyone loved. He was dedicated to his family, friends, and his country. I am truly sorry for your loss. Robert will always be in the hearts of many. God Bless.
Amy "Lloyd" Pakidis
Amy Pakidis
November 18, 2003
My Dearest Tammy:

Although I did not have the opportunity to meet you, my husband Jeffery and I worked with Robert as ROTC supporters. My son, Bryan, was a friend of Robert and will miss him very much. Both he and my daughter, Catherine, had only wonderful things to say about Robert. He was such an encouragement to Bryan during his freshman year at Godby. My fondest memories of Robert are his great big smile and the tenacity he displayed when it came to finishing something he had started. The world truly lost a great man but God had a bigger plan for him - perhaps he is now some precious child's Guardian Angel. If I can be of any help to you, please do not hesitate to call. Robert - you are always in our hearts. Love. Diann
Linda Lingar
November 18, 2003
I never had the honor of meeting Robert but I wanted to tell his family how appreciative I am for his unselfish sacrifice to fight for the freedom of all Americans. I am truly sorry for your loss and my prayers go out to all of Robert's friends and family. Thank you for sharing his life with us.
Erika Ridlehoover
November 18, 2003
May you forever rest in peace. You are a hero and role model, in every sense.

May your family be blessed.
Jeff Bates
November 18, 2003
Robert A. Wise had the courage of a lion and a heart bigger than anyone could have ever known. He was one of the nicest guys around Godby's campus. He and my little brother, Bryan, were in JROTC together and became great friends. Robert touched the hearts of my entire family. When I got the call from my mother telling me that we had lost him, I didn't believe her. I called Sgt. Sullivan at Godby and he confirmed it, but I still didn't want to believe it, so I called the Armory. It broke my heart even more when they too confirmed it. I strongly believe that the world lost a treasure when we lost Robert.
Catherine Lingar
November 18, 2003
Robert was a friend of my son Tripp and they played soccer together at Godby. He was a good kid and a good player. I'm very sorry for your loss. May God bless you and comfort you in your time of need.
Ronda Bigham
November 18, 2003
To the Wise Family,
Each of you are in my prayers at this time. I never had the pleasure of meeting your son, but I can tell from all that's been said about him, that he was a wonderful and loved young man. I also know that he will be greatly missed by many people. To me and others like me, all our troops are like family and when one is taken from us in the line of duty, we feel their loss as well. God be with all of you at this time of sorrow, and give you strength.

With deepest sympathy,
Karen Harper
Karen Harper
November 18, 2003
To Tammy:

I was so sorry to hear about Robert but I know that he is up in heaven smiling and looking down on you and the rest of your family. I would like to thank you for blessing the world with Robert who died fighting for our country. He is gone but will never be forgotten.
Shelondia Tribue
November 18, 2003
Dear family and friends of Spc Wise:

My husband is in Alpha Company and because of this I feel I have lost a family member myself. I'm so sorry for your loss.

My deepest sympathies.
Bonnie Branch
November 18, 2003
Blessed Wise family, I do not know you but my heart goes out to you. Your Robert was a very brave and great man as so many others that are in this foriegn country fighting to keep the USA a safer place to live. You and all of the families that have loved ones deployed will be in my thoughts and prayers for a very long time. My grandson was there during the battle of An Nasirah and we were very glad when he returned home. We recently found out that he will be one of the many that will be returning after the first of the year. These men will carry on where you beloved Robert left off.

God be with you.
Rebecca Weir
November 17, 2003
Dear Tammy:

You have been on my mind since last week and I wanted you to know that I am praying for you when I am not thinking about what you must be going through - you and the rest of your family. I am very proud to know you and to have known Robert when I lived in Tallahassee. I know you are very proud of him for his courage, strength and attitude. You made the world a better place by sharing your son with us. Take care and let me know of anything I can do for you or your family.

Debbie Crayton
Debbie Crayton
November 17, 2003
Robert was a real good friend. He was one of the people who inspired me to join the military. Robert you will truly be missed. I enjoyed the time we spent in ROTC. My prayers and love goes out to his family and freinds.
Rosyln Anderson
November 17, 2003
Our son, Patrick, is also with A Company. We're sending a message of our deepest sympathy to the family of Spc. Wise. You are in our thoughts and in our prayers. Sincerely,
Sue and Randy Casserleigh
Sue Casserleigh
November 17, 2003
thank you for your brave sacrifice. We'll never forget you. Rest in Peace.
Brian Metz
November 17, 2003
I was in 'A' Company until I retired in 1993. We had some good Soldiers. Your Son was no doubt carried on that tradition.
I cannot imagine the pain you feel since I have never been put in the position you are in. My prayers go out to your family.

Soldiers in Christ.

Sincere Personal Regards,
Franklin Thompson, SSGT.(Retired)
Franklin Thompson
November 16, 2003
Robert was a great person. He will be both remembered and missed. He brought out the best in everyone, and was always full of smiles. I am proud to say he was my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Kristina Browning
November 16, 2003
We will miss your smiling face Robert. We love you and we are very proud of you.
Katie clay
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