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“Rest in Peace, Gerrick”

Description from Cathy H Chocolate Chick: This is to honor a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan last week. He was 19 and was a classmate of my daughter from K thru high school.Our town is in shock and disbelief. He will be missed! May he rest in peace.

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Blessings to you Chocolate Chick.
    Our small town lost a young man last year to the war. Something like that brings far off turmoil so close to home. Too close in fact. A bittersweet reminder of our loved one’s sacrifices for our freedom.
    Thank you for the tribute. And the reminder NOT to take where we live for granted!

  2. Chicky Chicky Blueroze
    Chicky Chicky Blueroze says:

    A very patriotic pick.

    I’m so sorry to hear this. It’s so difficult to think of any of our boys dying over there. I know its even harder when its someone you know.
    I feel fortunate that my son has came home twice from Iraq with no major injuries or even death. I know hes lost some of his squadmates the second time around and it has affected him. His wife tells me he has nightmares still. I wish all of our boys were home safe and with their families.

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    This is a wonderful pick to honor a special young man and his sacrifice for our freedom, Cathy. I’m so sorry for the loss you and your town are experiencing. Our community has, unfortunately, been through the same experience. My prayers are with you.

  4. Mayan Chick - Lilly
    Mayan Chick - Lilly says:

    :( This saddens me so much but it is a great pick for Gerrick. May he rest in peace.

  5. K H
    K H says:

    May Garrick and all the Faithful Departed enjoy Eternal Peace. The beads are a beautiful tribute too!

  6. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    May he rest in peace…I like the pick you did in his memory.

  7. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Cathy, How sad for this young man’s family and for your community…I’m so sorry! You can keep his memory alive by loving and supporting eachother through this painful time. A beautiful and patriotic pick I’m sure he’d appreciate!

  8. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    So very sorry to hear about this sad news!! It’s a story that brings the war right to every community’s doorstep. A stunning and patriotic pick to honor his memory.

  9. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    That is so sad that someone so young was killed. I am sorry for your loss. I am thankful to all the soldiers who have fought and are fighting for us. This is a beautiful pick in his honor.

  10. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Beautiful pick! These young women and men are so brave and honorable to enlist and fight for our freedoms. We owe them so much. Our prayers are with you and him.

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    This is such an appropriate pick in tribute to one of our fallen heros. My heart goes out to your entire community, especially the family of that young man. We have experienced this several times in our area, and the son of a friend returned alive, but missing both legs. We must always remember “Freedom is not Free”. God bless.

  12. Kathryn Lobert
    Kathryn Lobert says:

    Beautiful and moving combination for your lovely tribute. No mother can hear of these losses without feeling a large tug on her heart. Thank you for doing this one.

  13. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    O my!!! That’s so sad!!! I’m so so sorry that you all had to loose such a wonderful man so young!!! My condolences to everyone who has lost someone to the wars!!! And my thanks!!! For your sacrifice in giving them up and for their ultimate sacrifice, so that I can live free and choose my own life!!! Blessings of peace and safety to all who are or were in the military and their families and friends!!! You are truly heroes!!! Beautiful pick, Cathy, to remember such a special young man!!!

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