Tribute Wall

Honor A Loved One

Carry The Load participants have answered the question, “Who are you carrying?”. Here are their stories.

If you would like to honor a military, law enforcement, firefighter or rescue person who embodies the name “hero.” Enter your information on the Remember Page. Your submission will be reviewed and published on our Tribute Wall. If you would like to submit a name and story for our printed storyboard series, enter the information in our Storyboard Submission Form.

Sgt. Susan Babich

Sgt. Susan Babich
She was born Susan Marie Giesemann on December 6, 1978, in Annapolis, Maryland. joined the US Marine Corps in 1998. Not content to sit at a desk, she became an airframes mechanic, specializing in nondestructive inspection and testing. She made two deployments to Okinawa. She earned her aircrew wings and qualified as both a transportation safety specialist and as a loadmaster on the C-9 aircraft. Susan and Warren, both Marine sergeants, were married on November 25th, 2005 in Havelock, North Carolina.

Tyler J Schell

Tyler Schell and I grew up together. Shortly after highschool he joined the army. Serving in a infantry unit. He now lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and newly welcomed son.

Capt. Jake Frederick USMC

Capt. Jake Frederick USMC
Frederick was a graduate of Ray High School in Corpus Christi, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Austin.

Ssgt Gene Ramirez

Ssgt Gene Ramirez
Staff Sgt. Gene Ramirez Marine Staff Sgt. Gene Ramirez 28, of San Antonio; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; killed Nov. 10 by enemy action in Anbar province, Iraq.

Second Lieut Donald M Singer Jr

Donald is my father.....father of 8 and sent six to college. Penn class of '49. Married for 55 years. Awarded Silver Star for his actions on March 30, 1943.

High School Classmates

small town heroes, some merely teenagers

David F. Henrie

Included in story

SFC Rocky H. Herrera

SFC Rocky H. Herrera
I plan to honor my High School friend Rocky, who so valiantly protected his Troop and fought bravely for our wonderful country!

SN Alan E. Garstka

SN Alan E. Garstka
25 - San Antonio, Texas Died 17 Sep 1985

SSG Andrew Budd

SSG Andrew Budd
SSG Andrew Budd enlisted in the U.S. Army on Jan. 14, 2009, serving in the Signal Corps specializing in Satellite Communications. He was an outstanding NCO that would give 110% to make sure the mission was accomplished and his Soldiers were trained.

CPL Lee Charles Kinney

CPL Lee Charles Kinney
Born 1/9/1947, native of Minnesota KIA 2/8/1968 Quang Nam Remembered on panel 38E, Row 31

Hugh's Hearts

Hugh's Hearts is in honor of our father, Hugh Cox, he served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. We have other family members that have served either in military or for the police departments. We walk for the fallen of all who gave us their all!!

Matt Shubzda

Matt Shubzda
Matt was the shining star in everyone's life he touched. My first nephew and Godson and he made us so very Proud. A true inspiration for all who New him. We miss Him dearly each and everyday but he was doing what He loved protecting others.

Louisiana Fallen women

Women whose funerals we served at here in the State of Louisiana

Native American Military Warriors

First Nations People also known as Native Americans. The remembrance of "THE CODE TALKERS" "IRA HAYES-raising of the replacement flag atop Mount Suribachi " "My family history of serving in the Military: Herbert, Garrick, Amanda in Army. Gregory in Navy

Sgt Kimberly Agar, MY AWARENESS MISSION #22plus1: (for 22VETS but especially the 1 Active Duty Soldier who die from suicide each

Sgt Kimberly Agar, MY AWARENESS MISSION #22plus1: (for 22VETS but especially the 1 Active Duty Soldier who die from suicide each
11.25.85 - 10.03.11: Dallas, Tx - Schwetzingen, GERMANY 2 Brothers Oldest Ssgt USAF US ARMY: 10.18.06 - 10.03.11 US ARMY: 104th Transportation Co; Transportation Specialist 2 yrs, Iraq 15 Month Deployment, Ft. Benning, Ga (IED COMPLEX ATTACKS/TBI: 10.07.07, 1.2008) US ARMY: 3rd of 159 Reconnaissance Attack Brigade - Apache, Blackhawk Helicopter Refueler; 16 months Illisheim, GERMANY United States Army Band and Chorus-Europe: Heidelberg and Schwetzingen, Germany Vocalist, Assistant Choreographer, Musical Ambassador 2.2011 - 10.03.11 AWARDS Purple Heart, (2)Army Commendation Medal, (2)Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal,Iraq Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Dev. Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral 2, Combat Action Badge,, Basic Marksmanship Qual. Badge Expert with a Rifle, Overseas Service Bar,2, Unit Excellence Bar,2 PERSONAL INTERESTS Actress, Model, Vocalist Community Service Performing Our National Anthem Singing Cooking Working Out Athletics: Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, High Jump Miss Teen Texas/ Miss Texas Pageant

SPC ZACHARY CHARLES MOORE

SPC ZACHARY CHARLES MOORE
Zachary tragically represents the "+1" active duty suicide per day. His family hopes to raise awareness on active duty suicide. The love his family and friends carry will always be cherished and carried on. SPC ZACHARY C MOORE 1/22/1994 - 8/02/2017

Captain Matthew LeTourneau

Captain Matthew LeTourneau
On Saturday, January 6, 2018, Lieutenant (posthumously promoted to Captain) Matthew "Matt" LeTourneau died in the line of duty, after after being trapped under rubble and debris while battling a blaze that engulfed a two-story North Philadelphia row home.

Michael D. Greer

Michael D. Greer
Michael was born in Liberty, KY in 1949. He was a US Army Special Forces Vietnam War Vet - awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He's also a veteran officer of the US Border Patrol, Las Vegas PD, and Los Angeles PD. He was paralyzed from the waist down in 1988.

Ed Gullick

Ed Gullick
Ed joined the US Army in 1952. He served for 24 years. He fought in Korea and Vietnam. He was awarded the Purple Heart twice and he was awarded the Bronze Star for valor in Vietnam. Ed retired at the rank of 1SG. He died August 3,2018 from cancer.