Jeffrey D. Bisson

Sept. 10, 1984-Jan. 20, 2007

Jeffrey D. Bisson, 22, of Vista died Jan. 20. He was born in Chula Vista and was in the Army serving in Iraq.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Bisson; son, Andrew Bisson of Oceanside; parents, Laurie and Richard Bisson of Vista; and brother, Chris Bisson of Carlsbad.

Services: noon Saturday, North Coast Church, 1132 N. Melrose Drive, Vista.

Interment: Eternal Hills Memorial Park, 1999 El Camino Real, Oceanside.

Published by San Diego Union-Tribune on Feb. 1, 2007.
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We would like to express our deepest condolences and also let the Bisson Family and friends know that we will be sending Care Packages to deployed troops this week and we'll be dedicating several of these to your loved one. Each package will carry the name, photo and the hometown of Jeffrey D. Bisson US Army Specialist. We realize that this is a small tribute, but we do this with all respect and sincerity and we want you to know that it is made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals from across the American youth hockey community. We will not forget. May God Bless you and keep you safe and strong.
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign
Charlie Gili
April 20, 2017
Andrew and I miss you very much. I speak of you everyday to him. He misses his dad so much and honors you every way possible. I love you.
Amanda Eberly
January 30, 2014
You were awesome I remember hearing from my brother you giving up your neck tie in boyscouts when he was a new scout cuz he couldn't find his you were like a brother to Scotty and I am honored to call you my brother and my hero thank you for everything Jeff I miss you more and more each day as the days pass by
Evelyn Jarrard
June 24, 2013
To the family and friends of Spc. Jeffrey D. Bisson:
It has truly been my honor to sign Jeffrey'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 Jeffrey will always be remembered in my home.
With love and respect ~ Peggy
Peggy Childers
January 20, 2013
To the family & friends of Jeffrey Bisson, please be aware that he won't be forgotten for the kind, loving and adventerous soul that he was.
June 2, 2012
January 20, 2012
To the family and friends of Spc. Jeffrey D. Bisson:
Always remembering Jeffrey. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
January 21, 2012
To the family and friends of Spc. Jeffrey D. Bisson:
Please accept my remembrance of Jeffrey on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
Peggy Childers
January 21, 2011
I just found this site, Chad myself(Chad's mom and dad) miss you very much. We make visits to your grave on all the holidays and your birthday. It is hard to believe that you have been gone almost three years already. You will live forever in our hearts until we meet again. We will always remember your smile.
Love Chad, Guy and Audrey Maisenbacher
August 30, 2010
Dear Mrs Bisson,

Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. There are no words to express the emotions that one feels when such a tragedy occurs. Reading all of the tributes and expressions of love for your husband on legacy I know how proud you are. We are all proud of our military.

Let me introduce myself to you, my name is Suzanne Allen and I live in Lompoc, CA. I am one of many from a group on yahoo called ”NoSoldierLeftBehind” , humble stitchers who only wish to honor our "Fallen" for their sacrifice. The memorials are in form of needlework for our "Fallen Soldiers" family, they are stitched with love and from the heart. It is our small way to say to the families that their loss will NEVER be forgotten. It is our hope these memorials will bring some measure of comfort to the families left behind.

There is no cost what-so-ever as this is done voluntarily.

Hopefully you will grant me the honor and privilege to complete a memorial honoring your husband. If you prefer not to receive the gift please let me know as I will clear my records.

Once the memorial is completed it will be sent directly to you or if you prefer to have it sent via third party.

Any information that you give me will not go any further as we do not want to interfere with your privacy.

If you have any questions I will be more than happy to answer any and all. You can contact me via my email. I look forward to hearing from and await your decision. Thank you for your time.

Suzanne Allen
CA Rep for No Soldier Left Behind
S. Allen
July 14, 2010
To the family and friends of Spc. Jeffrey D. Bisson:
Remembering Jeffrey 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
January 20, 2010
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 Jeffrey, 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
(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

Remembering The Fallen – Blog

Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
January 20, 2009
To the family of Spc. Jeffrey D. Bisson:
Jeffrey 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
January 19, 2009
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Spc Bisson!
June 18, 2008
To the family and friends of Spc. Jeffrey D. Bisson, our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. What he has done for our freedom will not be forgotten. May God bless and comfort your family.
the Buck family
May 29, 2008

"The beginning of the end of war lies in remembrance.” Herman Wouk

To Jeffrey’s Family

Epiphany is the liturgical season of light shining out into the darkness of the world. This morning, candles were lit in the War Memorial Chapel of the Washington National Cathedral for you, Jeffrey, the fallen, the recovering wounded, and the serving paratroopers of the Spartan Brigade. The War Memorial Chapel is designed around the theme of humanity’s perpetual battle for freedom and sacrifice and is a somber monument to all those who have lost their lives in the service of our country. It honors the men and women who have dedicated their lives for their country’s defense. We will never forget the sacrifices of so many soldiers and their families.

In remembrance of Jeffrey Bisson, Dustin Donica, Sean Fennerty, Micah Gifford, Henry Linck, Phillip McNeill, Toby Olsen and Jamie Wilson, all KIA during Operation Iraqi Freedom, floating candle-lit white lilies were placed in quiet water to provide a “spiritual” illumination. Brian White, who survived that horrific IED explosion a year ago, in which Jeffrey, Phillip, Sean, and Toby perished, is here in our home this weekend on leave from Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He along with Peter Shoemaker’s brother John and dad Cliff, floated the candles remembering those brave Geronimos of Able Company, Army 3/509th Airborne.

To convey a calming spirit of harmony and beauty, Paul and Heidi Shoemaker folded white and silver Japanese origami cranes to commemorate this day. These creations are a testament to the continued power of the paper crane as “a compelling symbol for hope, love, and honor.” The elegant cranes call out to us reminding us to pray without ceasing for world peace.

Surrounding you in love,

SPC Peter Shoemaker,
Cliff, Gretchen, John & Kim, Paul and Heidi Shoemaker
SPC Brian White
Gretchen Shoemaker
January 20, 2008
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, 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.


Currently stationed in Germany
Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
August 14, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Spc Bisson and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
August 7, 2007
Please accept our condolences in the loss of your loved one.
May God bless you with comfort and peace. Thank you for your sacrifice.

In loving memory of our nephew
Spec Philip Cody Ford
C Co 3rd/509th Geronimos
Ft Richardson AK.
KIA Baghdad 10-Dec-2006
Ron and Kim Baker
May 16, 2007

Robyn Garside
April 23, 2007
Jeff, you will always be our hero. You will be missed.
scott and deb tice
April 4, 2007
May god bless and keep u forever, Jeffrey. I may have only met you once, but you are a great HERO! You have a wonderful wife who will always love u. Thank you for protecting us Jeffrey! My heart goes out to you, Rebecca and all your family.
Meggan Breeden
Wife of PFC Matthew Breeden
Charlie Company 509th
Meggan Breeden
February 18, 2007
My heartfelt sympathies to your family. My heart breaks with each new name added to this list, and I am saddened by your loss. Know that you are surrounded by prayers, grace and the deep gratitude of all who live in freedom. My God hold you in his arms and grant you peace. Please find joy in the memories of your loved one and comfort knowing so many are holding you in their hearts.
Trudy Lowe
February 13, 2007
jeff you gave me your love and i am soo proud of you i was so lucky to be able to call you my husband you will never be forgotten. i love you so much and allways will. God bless you baby and may you rest in peace.
love allways,
your wife
Rebecca Bisson
February 8, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy to the Bisson family in the loss of Jeffrey. I did not know Jeffrey, 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. Jeffrey 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

"To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
Tom Gugliuzza-Smith
February 6, 2007
As we offer prayers for your family in this time of sorrow, we will also offer prayers of thankfulness for the work and sacrifice of your loved one, Jeffrey. God Bless your family, may you find joy in your memories of him, and peace and comfort in knowing that there are many military families keeping you in our hearts.
Lee Sirotnak
January 28, 2007
My deepest sympathy to family and friends. Your Hero will remain in our hearts forever with pride and gratitude.
Bobbie Compton
January 26, 2007
On behalf of "Gold Star Siblings, Inc." Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
Karen Hickman
January 25, 2007
On behalf of "Gold Star Siblings, Inc." Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
Karen Hickman
January 25, 2007
To the Family of Spc. Jeffrey D. Bisson:
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 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
January 25, 2007
My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family of Spc. Jeffrey D. Bisson, with a multitude of Thanks for this Brave Young Soldier's Courage, Dedication and Service to our Country and for Freedom.

The price Jeffrey and his family have paid, Will Never Be Forgotten.
May he Rest Safely, in God's Care and may God's Loving Peace and Comfort be with the Bisson family.
I am the Sister of such a young hero, who made the Ultimate Sacrifice in Vietnam, many years ago

"Surely He hath borne our grief,
and carried our sorrows."
Isaiah 53:4

May you find comfort and strength, in the beautiful memories of times spent with Jeffrey.
Quietly and gently, may healing come, with each new day.
You are in my thoughts and my prayers.
Garnet Jenkins
January 25, 2007
you are my hero
may god keep you in his arms forever.
Gary Allain
January 23, 2007
Please know that although I did not have the honor and priviledge of knowing this fallen hero, I grieve with you.
Sandy Bonesteel
January 23, 2007
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