“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.

Craig was born in Iowa. He loved his small town roots but always yearned to see the world. He joined his Navy family in 2001 and began his journey.  He was a 17 year veteran of the U.S. Navy.  The USS John S McCain, The USS Bonhomme Richard, The USS Nimitz, and finally the USS Makkin Island became his home.  Craig loved his family, his Navy and his country. We miss him every day in every way!