Julian Chase

EDGEWATER, MD, US U.S. Marine Corps SGT, 5TH ANGLICO, (I MEF FWD), III MEF, OKINAWA JAPAN 05/28/2012, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN First and foremost, I’d like to thank you for the portrait of my son, Julian Chase.  If you had known him, I’m sure you would have liked him.  He was very kind and tolerant of […]

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John Lanca

U.S. Navy Dear Eric and Michael, It will be 5 yrs this January that my brother died.  I came across your display at the TAPS seminar this past year.  I am requesting a portrait of my brother for my Mother.  I see how she lives through the pain of loosing her son everyday.  My brother […]

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John L Loweranitis

Du Bois, Pennsylvania, USA   U.S. Marine Corps      CPL, I CO, 3RD BN, 9TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF     3/30/1967, Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam Cpl Loweranitis’ full name is: John Leon Loweranitis, but his friends and family called him “Jack”. I believe the bronze plaque that is going on the building being dedicated to him […]

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John Du Pont

Quincy, Illinois, USA   U.S. Marine Corps/U.S. Army            First Sergeant, Company C, 634th Brigade Support Battalion     8/8/2011, Springfield, USA Hi, I’m writing in response to a link I found at TAPS. My husband John was a 28 year Military man. He was in the USMC as well as the Army National Guard. He served […]

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Jerry C Bennett

Frederick, Oklahoma, USA     U.S. Marine Corps      Captain, F Btry, 2nd Bn, 12th Marines, 3rd Mardiv, III MAF           9/16/1967, Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam Sir, I happened to find your website by accident while conducting research for a memorial project I am putting together for a family member, Captain Jerry Claud Bennett of Frederick Oklahoma.  Capt […]

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James E Lyons

Linwood, Pennsylvania, USA U.S. Army        SGT, Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion         9/12/2011, Linwood, USA Sergeant James E. Lyons, 24 of Linwood, Pa died suddenly on September 12, 2011. Sergeant Lyons was born on 13 August, 1987, the son of Mr. James J. Lyons, Jr. and Mrs. Sandra L. Horn Lyons of Linwood, Pa. Jim was a […]

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James C Paquette

Fort Jackson, South Carolina, USA    U.S. Army        SPC , C Co. 123rd Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Company  7/25/2011, Fort Wainright, USA Now for a little bit of information about my husband. SPC James Christian Paquette was born June 21, 1971 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.  Christian was a devoted family man, spending most of his free […]

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Jacob K Bare

Chewelah, Washington, USA U.S. Navy        PO2, Charlie Company, Seal Delivery Vehicle #1      2/6/2011, Honolulu, USA His name is Jacob Keith Bare. Jacob was born in Tacoma, WA in 1987.  Grew up in Washington State.  We moved to Eastern WA.  He went to school in Chewelah – graduated from Chewelah Jenkins High School in 2000.  Immediately […]

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Gregg Mandeville

U.S. Army        SPC                   2/9/2011, USA Dear Michael, my name is Lori Tinsley. I am a Gold Star Mom. My son, Specialist Greggery Phillip Mandeville, joined the National Guard and went into boot camp at the age of 26. He loved being an American Soldier. He was […]

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Clint Sikorski

Rothschild, Wisconsin, USA   U.S. Army        SGT, 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade      10/17/2008, Tacoma, USA A 2005 Wausau East High School graduate and U.S. Army soldier was killed Friday when he was struck by a vehicle while stationed in the state of Washington. Sergeant Clint Sikorski, 21, formerly of Wausau, was attempting […]

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