Heyas Buddy / James Deaton (Brother) Hey there kid, I had a page made just for you at the chat service I go to. It is really neat, I miss ya and love ya Craig. Things are going ok here, Little rocky from time to time. I dont know if I can make it to the thing next month for ya but I am so going to try. I will try to have the money saved by then but I cant promise I will have it. Things are getting alittle tight around here Bro. I still have hopes though, I know I can make it through. Well untill next time. I love you and miss ya. Watch over Mom Dad The Boys and all our family and friends. We all love you and miss you alot!!!!!!!! I will talk to you later brother. JAmie
Never Forgotten / Joe Jones (Fellow Patriot, Member of (PGR) ) Craig you and those like you will never be forgotten, The Honor, Respect, and Dignity you and your family deserve will never be stolen. You are a true American patriot standing for all that is good and right about our world. I wish I could have known you and told you and those like you how I feel but you are a Patriot of god now and that will have to wait, we're living in your spirit and will carry on serving for you , yours, and our country...PGR
"Greater love than this no man hath that he lay down his life for another"
Hey buddy. / Sean Miller (Friend, Ugly Twin )
Hey Craig I just wanted to come say hey. We celebrated your birthday and we will celebrate it every year. I love you Craig, I miss you so much. I wave to you everyday when I go by on my way to work. Not a day goes by that I dont think you. You will always be here in our hearts. I am getting a tattoo done for you tonight(maybe, I hope tonight). See you soon buddy. Love you Close
A message to our loved ones / Pam (Austin's mom )Read >>
A message to our loved ones / Pam (Austin's mom )
To our loved ones in Heaven
May you’ve found your way home
In a serene journey
Filled with unconditional love & peace
For us left, the days have turned to weeks
Weeks into months
An all too soon months into years
Since our hearts were left broken
We will always grief for you
For our bond remains strong
Yet don’t fret in what seems to be
Fruitless attempts to comfort us
For we know we will soar with you again
Once our earthly journey ends
Until then lets us grieve & rejoice in your memories
Happy Birthday / Nancy Drake (#2 Mom )
Your mom and I celebrated your birthday today.....we celebrated your life.... Your birthday will always be a special day for me to reflect on knowing you...and because of you, becoming the best of friends with your mom. I have a lifelong friendship in her...and I will always look out for her and her well-being because of you. Love You
Your B-day / James Deaton (Brother)
Wow it is hard to believe your 22 today, Happy B-day Brother I miss ya, I really wish you were here, Mom needs you Dad needs you and our brothers need you. Craig I have noticed the new pics and I have seen something in them I never thaught I would see. I saw a great young man. LOL I know that you are but growing up I NEVER thaught I would be so proud of you!! When you grew up Craig I figured out that you and the twins are going to grow up whether I want you too or not. But let me tell you it is not because of the Marines that I am proud of you it is what a man you become! I remember going to that first football game and seeing you play and thaught "I cant believe he is grown up, I am proud of him" I am proud of all my brothers Craig, and I always will be. I just wish you were here and I wish I could make it to Cali, for you memorial service, But I dont have the money so please know that I love you and Miss you very much, I baught a pack of Marb Lights today, Still wondering why you liked those lol, But I am smoking them in your honor lol. Wow look at much I wrote, I guess I will let you go I need to call mom to see if she is coming to see you today. I love you and miss you always, remember to watch over our family Craig since I cant ok?? Ok Loves ya and misses ya, Jamie Close
Remembering/ Michele Kaniewski (his friend's mom )
Dear Shirley, Brad and Kevin, I'm thinking of you today especially because it is Craig's 22nd birthday. I want you to know that I think of Craig everyday and will always remember his sweet nature and his smile. I will always what he did for all of us. I wanted you to know that I am thinking of you on this very special day. I wish for you peace. Love, Miki Close
Craig/ Stephanie Peterson-Ferrel (cousin)
It's your birthday today, and I finally have the courage to write you. I'm just so *sorry* -- about everything. There were so many things to do, and I kept putting them off thinking there'd be time. Then some stupid war and some stupid people took all our time. I miss you, Craig. Every, single day. And every, single day I hope that you know I never meant for time to get away from me. I love you, Craig. I hope you know that, too. Close
Thank You / Michelle Boeding (UCHS Alumni 1999 )Read >>
Thank You / Michelle Boeding (UCHS Alumni 1999 )
I just wanted to say that I am so thankful for the people from our small town that are serving our country. It is unfortunate that the outcome was not how everyone had hoped it would be. I send my deepest sympathy to your family and Craig's friends who knew him so well. I have no way of knowing what you are all going through, but just know that he has touched everyone's lives whether they knew him or not. When I heard the news it came from my older brother Dustin who is now in the Navy. He called to see if I had heard about Craig, but unfortunately I had never gotten the chance to know him. My brother said he was one of his buddies who came into Harding's to hang out when he was working there. It sounds like Craig was the perfect example of what people from Union City are all about. Thank you again to his family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Close
Thinking of You / Danielle Marten (Best Friend )Read >>
Thinking of You / Danielle Marten (Best Friend )
I am thinking of you everday. I expected it to get better with time, but i think it is only getting wrose. I continue to miss you with everday that passes. I am just blessed to know that you are always with me. I am coming back to Union City this weekend, and you better believe i will be right there by your side as soon as i can. I will love you always and forever. Close
Craig.....where do I begin? How do I put into words how much you meant to us and still do? Its almost unfathomable to acknowledge your gone - forever. I cant even stand by your grave.....the memory of you ALIVE is still so strong.
In retrospect, you're probably the only 'true' friend Corey ever had. Sure, he had his 'hang-out' buddies, but when push came to shove, you were the only one who I can honestly say loved Corey no matter what. You are the true expression of a lifetime friend.
As for us, you were a part of our family. The door was never shut to you (even though you had a really bad habit of squishing your face on the outside kitchen window when you thought it was). You were welcome, no matter the circumstance, no matter the time - we were all very comfortable with that. And like a family member or good friend, we grieve that you're no longer here.
We all miss you so much Craig....I hope you know how much you were and still are loved...and how much of a part of our lives you really were. We are touched by ever knowing a gentle soul, such as yours. One day, I'll be able to say that directly to you....
To the family of one of America's Fallen Hero's / Patricia Perkins -. Kard Read >>
To the family of one of America's Fallen Hero's / Patricia Perkins -. Kard
If tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not here to see, if the sun should rise to find your eyes are filled with tears for me; I hope you will not cry the way you might that day, just thinking of the many things we didn't get to say. I know how much you love me and you know that I love you, and each time that you'd think of me, please know I'd miss you too;
If tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand, that an angel came and called my name, and took me by the hand. The angel said my place was ready, in heaven far above, and that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love. But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye for all my life, I'd always thought, that I would never die. I have so much to live for, so much left yet to do, it seems almost impossible, that I'd be leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad, the thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had. But then I walked through heaven's gates, and felt so much at home. When God looked down and smiled at me, from His great golden throne, He said, "This is eternity, and all I've promised you, today your life on earth is past, but here life starts anew. I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last, and since each day's the same, there's no longing for the past. You have been so faithful, so trusting and so true. though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn't do. But you have been forgiven and now at last you're free. So won't you come and take my hand and live in peace with me?"
So if tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart, for every time you think of me, I'll be there in your heart.
Author David M. Romano
Gone – but not forgotten.
Thank you for sharing your loved one with us,
and for the sacrifice made by you and your family on our behalf.
Patricia Perkins-Kard-Proud mom of Lcpl Alex. Currently serving in Iraq
From and Army Mom / J. L. (stranger)
To Craig's family: My sincere condolences. My son is serving in Iraq and will spend his 21st. birthday there. I can only imagine the pain you are going through. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Close
hey buddy / John Rutan (friend)
hey craig just wanted to say hi and let you know none of use have forgotten about you. when ever i am hanging out with friends at a party or something i think of you and think to myself that you would be enjoying this and that town isn't the same anymore and it seems that we are starting to fade apart as friends tend to do as they get older. well i guess that i will talk to you later buddy Close
2 months now / Jamie Deaton (Brother)
Hey craig it has been 2 long months, I keep hearing about the war and hating it I know I shouldnt because u were there for a purpose. We all miss u and I really hate the fact u didnt get to meet ur nephew. I know u see him though and u r watching over him for me and u will meet him someday I will always tell him what a great man u are. I miss u brotherkeep a good eye on mom and dad ok and the boyys they need your guidence. Let them feel your love. Love and miss ya. talk to you later bro!!! Close
Missing You! / Danielle Marten (Best Friend )
I have been missing you so much lately, i can't believe it has already been two months, how fast the time goes. You can count on me coming to visit soon, whenever i make it back to the good ol' UC, i will be right there by your side. I miss you and love you like crazy! I'll be talking to you soon :) Close
Hey brother man / James Deaton (Brother)
This is to all our friends and family, Craig would have been telling you all to cool it lol he was such a good kid and man but I will always remember my brothers as they were when I left home KIDS!!! they wernt old enough to date or drive or even go out by themselves but now I must admit I am VERY proud of all 3 of them! Craig I miss you and I hope you know even though we had our differences what brothers dont!! I love you and miss you!! Jamie Close
Thank you my HERO / Mary Heigert (stranger)Read >>
Thank you my HERO / Mary Heigert (stranger)
When love has touched our lives, it remains forever in our hearts. You are a the shinest star in the sky. I am so sorry God took you from your Mother. You will always be a team together within in her heart. Close
missing you... / Nick Pensari (Good Friend and Teammate )Read >>
missing you... / Nick Pensari (Good Friend and Teammate )
Hey Craig, I've been missing you alot man, its tough knowing we'll never get to see you again. I hope you enjoyed the beer we drank with you on saturday, we figured you would want one too. I just want you to know that I could never ask for a better friend or teammate. And I've always believed that as long as your in our minds and in our hearts, you are never truly gone. See ya later. Close