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on 05/31/2010 at 20:22

Memorial Day 2010: Thanks to SGT Gabriel DeRoo and all others who have served and given their lives for our country.
on 05/09/2010 at 19:09

It's Mother's Day today. I am missing you Gabriel. I have see or heard from all your sisters but there is still a hole in my heart where you filled it. Looking forward to seeing you again on day.
Much love,
on 03/30/2010 at 04:12

Dear Hannah & Family,
It's been some time since I've visited Gabe's site, and I find myself sitting here reading the guestbook, soaking in the words of each entry, and recognizing how deeply his life continues to touch people. It only took 3 or 4 entries before the tears slowly filled my eyes yet again. I humbly thank God for such a dear brother, a man who feared no one, yet loved all. I thank God for you, too, Hannah, and your family. Know that Gabe always lives on in our hearts. The memories are precious and we're given much hope as we know we'll see him again in a far better place! Meanwhile, may the Lord's richest blessings continue to be with you!
on 03/28/2010 at 18:51

To the DeRoo family: I'm the Commander of the Augusta-Custer VFW Post # 7956, in Augusta. On Friday, March 26, 2010, we had a Benefit Dinner, at our Post, to help the Veterans that are located in the Stone Cottage, in Galesburg, Michigan. This establishment is going to be closed very soon and our hearts go out to them, because we want them to be re-located somewhere that they can be comfortable for the remainder of their lives. But nothing touched us closer than the meeting of the Mother of this great Soldier and Gentleman. His life should be a template for all that care to follow in his footsteps. The message on his gravestone tells it all. I am personally very, very sorry that I could not have met this man before his demise. Our hearts and souls go out to his family, wife and child. If ever there is a need for assistance from this family, in any way, we would do anything within our power to see that it is done.
Don Keglovitz, Commander, Post #7956, Augusta, Mi., 49012
on 10/29/2009 at 20:48

Dear Hannah,

Not a week goes by that I am sure someone in our graduating class doesn't reflect on Gabe and the inspiration that he gave us all. Still today I think of him and you and your precious baby. I wish that I could have attended the memorial service but wasn't able to make it. What a wonderful person Gabe was and his testimony will continue to live on. He was a true warrior for our Lord and we are all honored to have had him in our lives at one point. I was just going through old photos of school and his smile was infectuous. That is something that appears to have been passed on to your son. I hope all is well for you and your family and please remember that he will never be forgotten.
on 05/18/2009 at 00:52

My husband grew up in Lawton, so I read the Courier Leader often. When I read the story of Garbiel Deroo, i was so moved and the tears were a mixture of grief and joy. His testimony had to be shared - i sent his obituary and story to everyone in my address book. I wanted people to know his testimony and his wifes, because I know they both made that decision for military service. May God bless Hannah and her children and it will be great when those who believe on the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ meet in Heaven. May his legacy live on through his children. And even these few years later, I still share his testimony unto the Glory of the Living God.
on 03/05/2009 at 06:03

My daughters (7yrs&6yrs) greeted me at the door today saying they had met a real soldier. They handed me the Mission Accomplished pamphlet that talks of Gabe's life. A few soldiers had visited their school today talking about their service and sharing what happened to Gabe. They said he was their brother. What an amazing person and great example for me to be able to share with my kids. Thank you for creating this pamphlet and sharing Gabe's life with us. We will pray for you and your beautiful son. I look forward to meeting Gabe one day.
In Christ, Mike
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