I want to thank Craig for serving our country.He was brave enough to put himself in harms way to protect the country that he loved,although i did not know him i respect him for his fearlesness,and bravery.I would like to send my condolenses to the family.My brother is serving his second tour in Iraq also.So our thoughts are out to all the troops that are serving all around the world,and to the families of the soldiers that have gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country.THANK YOU!
I am so grateful for men like your son / Gabriel Enderle (passerby) There's nothing that I can say to ease your pain, but please know that your son did not die in vain. This country is extremely grateful for his sacrafice and service. As a widow of a soldier, I know this too. Craig paid the ultimate price for freedom and he is a hero. I will pray for your family and friends who mourn Craig and I will pray for Craig as well. This Christmas is going to be so hard, trust me I know, but I hope you take the prayers and thoughts with you and they may be of some comfort to you. God bless you and God bless America always. Thank you for your son. Gabriel Beth Enderle www.jamesenderleii.memory-of.com
With heartfelt sympathy / Karen (simply a mother with a son who has gone to Iraq twice )Read >>
With heartfelt sympathy / Karen (simply a mother with a son who has gone to Iraq twice )
Adequate words fail me and for that I am truly sorry. But the depth of your loss cannot be measured by the words written here. But know this....... America would not be the land of the free if it weren't also the home of the brave.
A Hero / Howard Anderson (none)
May the heavens descend on all the family and bless them all.Thank You Close
Candles in rememberance / Donna/memory-of Christinaannvalle (passerby)Read >>
Candles in rememberance / Donna/memory-of Christinaannvalle (passerby)
I am sending you these candles,to remind you how brave and thankful we are for Craig's courage.Keep your memories close to your heart.Remember God gave him to you,because he wanted you and your family to remember the memories you had with Craig.May Jesues comfort you during this hard time. Close
My Heartfelt Sympathy / John Wemlinger (A Grateful American and Veteran )
Eloquence fails me. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Though I did not know Craig, I am a comrade-in-arms. There is no explanation that anyone can ever give you for your loss. Not even those of us who have served for decades can explain the death of one of our own. All we can do is remember those among us who have made the ultimate sacrifice. As we remember them, each holds a special place in our hearts. Men and women like Craig are held in our highest esteem. Within this elite group of heros, nothing differentiates them, not age, gender, race nor rank. They all share a greatness that sets them apart from the rest of mortal man. Craig now walks among these immortals who have given their lives for our nation.
God Bless you and the rest of your family. We share your loss and hold Craig and you in our hearts for eternity.
What an honorable person Craig was / April Geminder (did not know him )
Thow I did not know your Craig, my heart broke when I read that he died in the line of duty. I have been praying for peace of mind for the family and friends that he left behind. I get this feeling of safety when I think of everything Craig did to honor his country and his family. My condolences to all of his family and friends. I cant imagine how hard of a time you are all going through but I am sure you are all strong and know that he is at peace. Thank you for the wonderful upbringing of your son, he was a good man. Craig was a honorable guy and I only wish that I would have been lucky enough to have known him.
Heartfelt sympathy / Mark &. Denise Lewis (Our son Adam served with Craig )Read >>
Heartfelt sympathy / Mark &. Denise Lewis (Our son Adam served with Craig )
Our son spoke of Craig often. When they were at 29 Palms they would go four wheeling together. He will be missed. Please know that your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Close
Thank you / Jonathan Divens (Close friend of James )Read >>
Thank you / Jonathan Divens (Close friend of James )
I only met Craig through his brother James Deaton. I knew that he would be doing great things. He had a vision of protecting our country by joining the Armed Forces. God Bless everyone who was involved in Craig's life. May god bless your family and my family sends our thoughts and prayers to your family.
Sympathy/ A. Grateful American (none)
My deepest sympathy in the loss of a brave young man. I know it won't fill the void in your lives or your hearts but please know that there are Americans out here who appreciate the sacrifices made by those who choose to serve our country. Please accept our thanks from a grateful nation, and accept our prayers for your family as you face this terrible loss. May God Comfort and Bless you through the Holiday Season and the months and years to come. Close
"ALL GAVE SOME - SOME GAVE ALL" The Patriot Guard Riders of Indiana salute you Craig and we only wish we could be as brave as you when/if called upon. God Bless Your Family and Loved Ones - You all will always be in our heart.
You were Keiths nurse,brother, and keeper when he was sick / Kathyjo Sheppard (Knew him through my son,Keith )Read >>
You were Keiths nurse,brother, and keeper when he was sick / Kathyjo Sheppard (Knew him through my son,Keith )
We are all thinking of you and your family.Words can't begin to say how we feel.Why?is always there.You raised a fine son and he in turn did what need be to save our own son.Thank you ,Kathyjo Close
To Craigs family from his Church family of the Coldwater Church of the Nazarene / Bev And Tim Modert (Church family )
We have never met, But was friends with Craig, He was a wonderful kid who was part of our family of God. We all pray that God brings you all peace threw these hard times, Craig beleived in what he was doing, and we know we will see Craig again as he is serving in the Lords army now. Close
I am sorry!!!! / Baylee Dombey (Cousin) Uncle Jake & Shirley, I am so dearly sorry, i will miss Craig too! He was a great person! I just wish he was still here. I'm sure you do too. he is missed by everyone. He done us proud. Craig was a strong marine and he was special. Love, BayleeClose
May God be with you in this difficult time. / Dawn Elliott (In-Law to Seth..served in Craig's platoon )Read >>
May God be with you in this difficult time. / Dawn Elliott (In-Law to Seth..served in Craig's platoon )
I met Craig at my brother/sister-in-laws house in Prescott, AZ last year while at a BBQ. Seth and Craig were in the same platoon and they were very close. I know Seth, his mother, Wendy and stepfather, Steve are very saddened by the loss of Craig, as well as, my entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig's family. I only met him once, but it was a pleasure and an honor.
We will miss you... / Michele Sheppard (Friends)Read >>
We will miss you... / Michele Sheppard (Friends)
Craig and my brother were buddys all threw out boot camp. Since my brother, Keith, would always talk about him I really wanted to meet him and i heard he really wanted to meet me too! Since I live in Illinois he came here last Chritmas leave to finally meet in person. I remember when I first saw him there at the airport, he dropped his bags and grabed me, and gave me the biggest hug, lifting me high off the ground! After that we became very good friends! He is a great guy and always will be!!
My heart and Prayers to your family. / Sarah Willis (Friend of Mike and Lisa Goddard, Craig's Cousin )Read >>
My heart and Prayers to your family. / Sarah Willis (Friend of Mike and Lisa Goddard, Craig's Cousin )
I am friends with Mike and Lisa Goddard, Craig's cousin. I never met Craig. My husband John, USNAVY died last year. My heart is extended to you and your family. I pray for you and your peace while absorbing this new death. Saying goodbye to someone so important is difficult to understand. Close
May the precious memories of Craig give you comfort at this time. So many people share your sorrow at the loss of one of our Marines. God Bless and comfort all of you. My deepest sympathy, Karen Lewis Mother of former Sgt. Steve Lewis 2/7 Weapons Co.
I love you guys!!!! / Holly Hughes (Brother Brads girlfriend for 3 years )Read >>
I love you guys!!!! / Holly Hughes (Brother Brads girlfriend for 3 years )
I have known craig for 3 years, and I will never forget how the first time I came to brads house to meet the family and craig came down the hall and said, "what are you doing here get out of my house!" Or when Brad Kevin and I were in Brads room watching the South Park movie and craig comes in at the funny part and laughed so hard I started crying. And all the movie said was,"we'd like 4 tickect to tarrence and phillip asses of fire please....(pause for about 2 min) and then the guy says NO and craig started laughing. His smile made me smile when I was having a bad day. I remember that when he would call his mom was so happy and then the days he wouldnt she was down. God bless you craig and watch over you family and friends. I Love You!! Close
The Hero / Timary Tennyson (Friend)
Craig was a outstanding person. I remember so much about him. I remember when i started track, i decided to pursue Shot Put. He was down there throwing at the time, and he taught me how to do a "power throw" WHich was to practice, not to use in competition. I ended up using it, in competition. I'll never forget Craig, he was an amazing person. A great friend, and a great hero. May god Bless his family. Close