“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.

He is the wind that blows on a sweet summer day. He is his favorite song that plays in the car when we are having a hard time. He is our life. Petty Officer Third Class, Robert Marquez was born on January 31st, 1987 and from the moment he opened his eyes he was destined for greatness. He truly changed the lives of the people who were lucky enough to know him. Since March 18th, 2017 we find ourselves missing his cheeky kisses, his tight hugs and his laughter that filled the room with joy. We will never forget and will always remember the time he taught his younger sister to drive, the silly times with his mother, and the time he spent with his older brother in Japan. "There's still people in Japan who talk about him and how he helped so many people. Not only for his professionalism, but his character and his heart. His legacy is still there." -Sailor that joined the squadron after he left us.