Abraham Simpson

Abraham Simpson

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CHINO, CA, USA
U.S. Marines
LCPL, WPNS CO, 3D BN, 1ST MAR, RCT-1, 1ST MAR DIV, CAMP PENDLETON, CA
FALLUJAH, IRAQ 11/09/2004

By high school, you could tell what career Abraham Simpson wanted to pursue: The walls of his room were covered with Marine flags and stickers. He didn’t date much because he knew how hard it would be on a girlfriend if he died in combat.

“He wanted to be an influence everywhere he went and he believed God was going to use him in the Marines,” said his mother, Maria Simpson.

Simpson, 19, of Chino, Calif., died Nov. 9 during a firefight in the U.S.-led push into Fallujah. A 2003 high school graduate, he was stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

An avid hiker, he arranged to leave for boot camp after taking part in a few important events: Boy Scout camp, a hiking trip in the Sierras and the Eagle Court of Honor ceremonies. After the Marines, he planned to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. Then he wanted to join the Los Angeles Police Department.

His first dispatch to his parents from Iraq came June 21. “Dear Mom and Dad,” it began. “It’s hard writing you guys because I don’t know what to say. It’s like goodbyes.”

From the mom of a fellow Marine Lyle S. Biggs:

“Lance Corporal Abraham Simpson

“Semper Fidelis – Always Faithful”
This was his motto as a Marine
Sacrificing for the United States
So we can live the American Dream

Abraham was a role model of excellence
A son who has made us proud
Serving with honor, for a just cause
He said terrorism would not be allowed

Putting his life on the line
For us, he was willing to fight
Protection we sometimes take for granted
When we close our eyes at night

He believed God was going to use him
Bravely fighting for Iraqi Freedom
Killed November 9th in Al Anbar Province
His new duty station, God’s Kingdom

With Lance Corporal Abraham Simpson
We have lost one of our own
Successfully completing his mission
It’s his turn to be secure at home

“Always Faithful” to God as a man
Abraham sensed his time had come
We know his purpose has been fulfilled
With love and gratitude, “Well done”

A recent e-mail to family and friends
Said he had moved to a better place
How very true those words are today
Abraham sees God face to face”

Abraham’s portrait is also located on Poster 1

Responses

5 Responses to “Abraham Simpson”
  1. Mary Bourque says:

    Abraham….even though we have never met….I know that you live on in your mother’s heart! Thank you so much for giving the ultimate sacrifice! I know that I will meet you in heaven my dear sweet brother in the Lord.

  2. Pam Dustin says:

    Thinking of you on this Memorial Day

    Always remember~~ HEROES LIVE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER, NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN.

    With love an respect

  3. Pam Dustin says:

    I am sorry that I missed all of last year! I was a bit under the weather

    Always remember~~HEROES LIVE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER, NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN.

    WITH LOVE AND RESPECT

  4. Maria says:

    Abe, your name is spoken, your story is shared. I live to memorialize you. We’ll meet again. It’s only a moment of separation compared to eternity. You left your mark, a legacy of courage to follow. Your sweet smile lingers forever in the memories of your friends. God is love, and love is eternal. I thank God for you.

  5. Steve Chen says:

    My son joined the BSA Troop 202 this year and we heard your story. We are honored to be in the same troop as you Abe. Thank you for your sacrifice and we will always remember you.

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