“Forever Loved, Never Forgotten”

The Navy Gold Star Program is eternally grateful for the sacrifice of those Service Members who have died in service to our country. To help us to never forget, we have set up this tribute page to honor and remember the memory of those lives. If you would like to honor the memory of your Sailor, Soldier, Marine, Airman or Coast Guardsman through the Navy Gold Star website please submit your thoughts and a photo.

Billy-Jack, my son, I miss you so very much! I love you! I wish you were still around so I could give you a hug and tell you how much you are loved! Oh how I miss you son!   My heart still aches, and it always will.   The hole that’s in my heart is deep and indescribable! Even after 5 years, but at least it’s a little more bearable now, although some days are really hard.  I am just very thankful that your dad was spared this kind of heartache (oh how I miss him too).   I am doing my best in choosing to remember your life and not your death. It’s hard sometimes but at least it’s a start. 

I remember your loving kindness, putting others first. I recall a time we were walking in the city, you saw a homeless man laying down covered up in a door way of a closed building, you asked him if he was ok, (that’s all I heard) then we walked away to a convenience store. You purchased food & drink (I thought for yourself) then walked back to that homeless guy and gave it to him. You were such a caring and thoughtful young man.  I am going to continue to remember your life that you lived!  I will always love you!  Although it was short, I thank God for blessing me with the time that I did get to spend with you and your dad on this earth.