Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart

Born on 05/13/1980

Departed on 06/20/2014

Resided in Stafford County , Virginia

Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart USMC, 34, Stafford County died Friday, June 20, 2014 as a result of a hostile incident while supporting combat operations in the Helmand province, Afghanistan.

SSgt. Stewart joined the Marine Corps in 2000 as a reservist. In 2004 SSgt Stewart was mobilized in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. It was at this time SSgt Stewart and his wife Krissy made the decision that he was meant to be an active duty Marine. He has remained on active duty since that time.

His operational deployments included three tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2004-2005, 2006-2007 and 2008. As well as two tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from 2012-2013 and his last was in March of 2014.

His awards include the Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Valor, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon and Armed Forces Reserve Medal.

Survivors include his wife, Kristine Stewart; his two beautiful children, MacKenzie and Marshall; father, Lt. Col. Nelson H. Stewart (USMC Retired); and brother, Nelson E. Stewart.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 1 at the Marine Memorial Chapel, Marine Corps Base Quantico. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Quantico National Cemetery.

99 thoughts on Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart

  1. Rob and Brenda MURRAY on said:

    Semper Fi , my brother, you will always be a hero to all of us, for God, Country, and Corps.

  2. E. M. Montalvo USMC. Ret on said:

    My prayers to the entire family for the great sacrifice SSgt Stewart made in service to his country. God bless you all.

  3. Kim Haney on said:

    Thank you for your service and sacrifice. God bless your family during this most difficult time. I pray for peace in your hearts and strength in the upcoming days as you continue forward. Hugs from Stafford VA.

  4. CWO5 Stephen G. Potter (USMC-Ret) on said:

    David answered the call few can fathom. Willing to stand in the breach and give 100% of himself is a testament of David’s character as a husband and father. The pain of your loss is terrible. Try to remember that his love is a memory no one can take away. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, please accept my deepest condolences.

    Damn proud you chose the Marines – SSgt. Someday, I will be standing in line to shake your hand and salute you for your commitment and service. God Bless and Semper Fi!

  5. David Stroupe on said:

    Thank for your service from one Iraq Veteran to another. May the Lord bless the family during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  6. GySgt Scott R. Beebe on said:

    Dave, I will truly miss you my friend. We were on the Depot together, Marine Combat Training together, and we served as Drill Instructor’s together. I truly love you as a man, friend, and Marine. My prayers are with your heavenly spirit, Krissy and your children, and all your families, friends, loved ones, and fellow Marines. Krissy, may God grant you, MacKenzie and Marshall, and families comfort, patience, and peace. I love you all very much and I am so deeply sorry, God Bless everyone of you, Semper Fi Dave. and 252-204-7218 if the families ever need my assistance.

  7. Tifany Erin Strother-White on said:

    Thank You is never enough! Ssgt Stewart You will forever be a Hero! Each time we spot “Old Glory”
    Waving for all to see,
    Let’s think of all the soldiers that have
    Kept it flying proud and free.
    God Bless your Family, My heart goes out to them during this very difficult time. We are so very proud and grateful for Ssgt Stewarts Unselfish Valor and the same goes to his family!

    Semper Fi! Carry On Marine……..

  8. megan Fisk on said:

    Sorry for your loss . Just know your husband and son was a true amiercan hero .

  9. William & Christine Brizee on said:

    It is with great sorrow to hear of David’s passing. David’s father, Nelson, and I grew up together and have stayed in contact for over 50 years. My Son-in-law is a Staff Sgt that had two tours in Irag and is now approaching his 4th reenlistment.
    Our prayers are with the Stewart family during this terrible time.

  10. Jeff and Tammy Speights on said:

    Our hearts our so very heavy over your loss. I can clearly remember David as a young boy in Okinawa with that curly blonde hair. Nelson and Joan looked after us then; we hope to return the favor now. Please know that the entire Marine Corps “family” has their collective arms around you during this time of sorrow and grief. You do not grieve alone….from Afghanistan to Jacksonville to Stafford, we all admire David for the service he provide to our Nation, and the way he cared for and looked after his Marines. With deepest symapthy, Jeff and Tammy Speights

  11. Master Sgt Anthony L. Williams Ret on said:

    A true Devil Dog, you have done your best, may God continue to bless your family. Master Sgt Anthony L. Williams Ret

  12. Holly Coleman on said:

    RIP Ssgt. You are a true hero, a fellow Marine, devoted husband and father and you will forever be in our hearts. You have paid the ultimate sacrafice and will forever be remembered as a Hero and a United States Marine…god bless you and your family…gods speed…semper fi

  13. SFC Ed and Maxine Smith on said:

    Our prayers go out to the family of Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart and we thank god for those who are willing to sacrifice for our country. Prayers and love to all of you.

  14. R. Jeffries on said:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to SSGT. David Stewart’s family. Thank you SSGT Stewart for all that you have done for all us. May God bless each and everyone of you.

  15. M.Knott on said:

    Thank you for all you did for our country. You touch my heart. My prayers are with your family. God Bless them.

  16. Amanda Whatley on said:

    My heart is broken in half for you Krissy. I wish I could find the words to express my sympathies. Please let me know if you need anything in Jacksonville.

  17. Kim Foster on said:

    My prayers go out to you Nelson and your family. David made a huge impact on my son who served with him at 2nd CEB. He was a great Marine who will be forever remembered by the Marines he led and mentored. He was a true American hero!! Kim Foster and LCpl Cody Foster.

  18. Nancy Noel on said:

    To the Stewart Family: I was one of the hundreds who lined the Stafford County roads on Friday. Although you do not know me, I wanted to pay tribute to a true American Hero who selflessly served numerous tours of duty and “gave the last full measure of devotion” in service to our country. I also realize that the family serves as well. My prayers go out to you for His peace that passeth all understanding as you face the coming days. Thank you all for your sacrifice on behalf of us Americans. God Bless You!

  19. Gerry Snellings on said:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, David. Thank you for your service and being the great person, husband, father, and Marine that you are…

  20. GP Mandis on said:

    RIP fellow Brother-in-Arms and Leader of Marines. Per the Marine Corps Hymn, the streets of Heaven are much safer now, since you have assumed the watch. My deepest condolences to the family and friends of an American Patriot. May the Almighty keep them in the palm of his hands, providing strength and comfort during this difficult time, and may OUTSTANDING memories offer additional solace. God Bless. GP Mandis

  21. Bob and Kuniko Kiah on said:

    Nelson, Kristey, and family:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with during these difficult times.
    Words are inadequate – just know that a Marine family that understands your great loss cares.

  22. Bob and Kuniko Kiah on said:

    Nelson, Krissy and family:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times.
    Words are inadequate – just know that a Marine family that understands your great loss, cares.

  23. Col Louis L. Boros (USMC Ret.) on said:

    God bless you and your family for your willingness to sacrifice for your God, Country, and fellow Marines. We will never forget! God bless you, your family, and grant them solace with time in remembrance of your nobility of purpose.

  24. Linda on said:

    To the family of Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart – I know you not, but I do so deeply appreciate the sacrifice being made by you all and the apparent dedication of this very good man. Our awesome God has received your David into His loving wings forevermore. Please accept not only my heartfelt gratitude for his faithful service to our beloved country, but deepest sympathy to you who remain here on earth. Heaven grows richer yet.

  25. Eric Dixon USN CPO RET on said:

    May God Bless you and the entire Stewart Clan and May God continue to Bless The United States Marine Corps.

  26. Scott and Debbi Ryan on said:

    God Bless you and your family SSgt Stewart. Keep those streets guarded up there and we’ll see you there someday. Semper Fidelis, Scott and Debbi Ryan

  27. Col J. S. Anderson (USMC Retired) on said:

    May God watch over your family, in this time of anguish and pain. And may our nation never fail to honor and remember his sacrifice, and those who also chose to serve by going in harm’s way. Warriors like Staff Sergeant Stewart stand together in protecting us all. Strong men determined to preserve freedom. With deepest condolences and Semper Fidelis.

  28. Judy and Jimmy Kitchin on said:

    RIP SSGT. David Stewart. May God Bless and Keep your family safe and at peace during this tragic time. Our hearts go out to your wife, children, parents and other family members. Just know that we are ever so grateful for your service to our country. Semper Fi !!!

  29. Kim Sakalik on said:

    Thank you for your service, that I may live free. May you rest in peace now, with God our Father. May He bring peace and healing to your wife and children until the day when we all will be together.

  30. Bob & Claire Eberle on said:

    David, we have met several times at the home of your Mom and Dad, in Anacortes, WA. They are very proud of you. We think of you as a freedom loving, patriotic, honorable Marine. Confident you were carried on Eagles Wings to be with Joan, your Mother. We pray the Lord will be with your father, Col Nelson Stewart, and with your wife and children.

  31. Paula Elam on said:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My nephew is a Marine just a bit younger than David. Just know that His service and sacrifice means a great deal to those who didn’t even know him or your family. May God’s peace bring you healing. RIP David

  32. Carol S. Beadle on said:

    God rest your soul.Thanks you for service to keep us safe and free.God Bless you, the family, and may you find piece in your hearts.STHANK YOU ALL.

  33. The Donaty Family on said:

    We have not seen David for 20 years or so, since Vista Woods but our heartfelt sympathies and prayers go out to his family. Thank you David for paying the ultimate sacrifice for your country and each and every one of us.

  34. Bryan and Michelle Costanza on said:

    Nelson and Family,
    We are praying for God to provide you comfort and peace during this time and in the future. Thank you David for your sacrifice for our country.

  35. LtCol M. Taylor (USMC Retired) on said:

    Nelson, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We didn’t know the SSGT personally but know the parents and we thank him and his family for their service. Semper Fi Marines.

  36. LtCol Jim Ronaghan, Jr. U.S.M.C. on said:

    A special Mass will be said for him and his family here in Colorado Springs. God bless him and keep him, and bestow on his family and children blessings for both the difficult present and the future. We will pray for his every evening from here on out,
    God bless him.

  37. Ron Oxendine, USMC (Ret) on said:

    To the Stewart family, we honor and appreciate the service to our country you have provided. To Nelson, SSgt David Stewart, and families, you have made us proud for all you have done! May God bless you all! Semper Fi!

  38. Nelson H Stewart on said:

    More than a perfect picture poster Marine, David, you stand as a clifftop beacon to your fellow Marines. You are the role model — the example for other Marines to emulate. You have joined the ranks of those many noble warriors who’ve gone before. But you know that because now you’re with them, performing the duty sung about in the third verse of the Marines’ Hymn: “If the Army or the Navy ever gaze on Heaven’s scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines.”

  39. Duane Edward Brawner on said:

    Prayers for comfort to your family. A true American Hero

  40. Craig Pritzker on said:

    Nelson and family – I’m very saddened by your loss. David was obviously a fine man, husband, father, son, bother, and Marine. He will be dearly missed but never forgotten. My deepest sympathy to all.
    Craig Pritzker

  41. COL Mose Johnson, US Army (Ret) on said:

    God Bless you for your courage to serve your country. May your sacrifice never be forgotten.

  42. Tammi Treadwell and Family on said:

    To the family of our fallen Hero — My prayer is that you’ll find comfort and strength in the legacy which SSG Stewart has left for his family and all of us who knew him. The brief life which he shared will serve as a high bar for which we all should strive. My deepest and sincere condolences are offered.

  43. Deborah & Michael Thome on said:

    SSGT Stewart made the ultimate sacrifice in military service to our beloved America. It is with a heavy heart we thank his family, and with great pride and appreciation we salute David for his service; for true soldiers of hope do not do what they do for Glory, they do what they do because of the love in their heart and soul for the greater good of Mankind. Rest in Peace SSGT DAVID H. STEWART and know you will never be forgotten. God Bless.

  44. on said:

    Another true Marine has fallen ,but never forgoten !A Brother , a warrior and a real man .A prayer , for him and his family from us. Semper Fi ! He made the ultimate sacrifice .For God , for Country, and for me !

  45. HMCM Tom DeRouville USN/Ret. on said:

    Rest in Peace, Marine… Semper Fi!

  46. Sgt Colin B. E 2005-2013 on said:

    Rest In Peace brother, you are remembered. Semper Fi

  47. Richard Cox on said:

    On June 20th in Afghanistan we lost one of the greatest Marines I have ever known. I served by his side in Iraq from September 2007 to March 2008. We shared the same trailer and developed a relationship only brothers have. We lead and mentored the Marines of 1st CEB C.Co. together and we were inseparable. He mentored and taught me how to lead Marines and not to just hold a leadership billet. He was the King of pranks and there was never a dull moment with him. I could write a book on how great it was to have Ssgt. David Stewart be a part of my career and life. My heart is heavy with sadness but at the same time overwhelmed with pride to have known him. I love you brother and you will be forever missed. I know you will continue to lead your troops from the heavens.
    R.I.P. Ssgt David Stewart

  48. Mike Kappel on said:

    May God Bless You and Keep You. Rest easy Ssgt., your mission here on Earth is done Brother.
    My prayers for you all and my deepest gratitude for your service and sacrifice.
    Mike Kappel
    U.S. Army, Ret.

  49. GENE - LINDA LOPARCO on said:

    To David’s Family, Kristine & children; may God watch over you & Bless you every day of your lives. We lite a candle at church today; it was my mom’s mass at Blessed Sacrament in Albany. Also, Nelson & Donna; may God give you strength during these days. Our thoughts, prayers & love – go YOUR way. Proud to know you all; Associate Marine, Gene

  50. Br. Robert-Francis Matthews,FSD Chaplain MCL on said:

    May you have the peace that passes all understanding, GODS Blessings——–Br. Robert-Francis

  51. Brenda Brydges on said:

    Nelson and family
    not having met all of your beautiful family, I pray for you all during this anguishing time. May God Bless

  52. Chuck and Karen Duke on said:

    Nelson and Family,
    Your loss is great and your hearts are heavy. One day in the future, you may come to fully appreciate the greatest sacrifice that a Marine can make. Our prayers are with you as you tend to your family’s sorrow. May the Lord ease your pain and give you the strength to move forward. All our love. Semper Fi.

  53. David Israel, USMC (Ret) on said:

    The Stewart Family,
    Kristine our prayers are for you in the loss of your husband and for Mackenzie and Marshall of their father and to you Nelson your son, Staff Sargent David H. Stewart. We cannot know all agony and sorrow you are undergoing, but what we can understand our hearts and tears join with yours. We pray that your trust in the Great Comforter will provide you solace and strength. We also pray that America will realize the cost that Staff Sargent David H. Stewart and his household had paid for this country of ours. These prayers are in the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST. Amen.
    The Israel Family

  54. KAREN BIRD on said:

    No words can express what a heavy heart I have for Krissy and her beautiful children. David was a kind, funny, inspirational man who adored his family.

  55. Kim and George Cunha on said:

    Words… to express the loss….? Staff Sgt. David Stewart is an amazing young man! Lost with words…..Dave and Krissy are family. Wonderful people! Dave and my husband, George, worked for Jeff Warner as surveyors. What a hard worker Dave was! He loved what he did but, his calling was the Marine Corps. Dave decided to leave, as a reservist, for a year to Iraqi. We celebrated, tears and all, scared for the young that were just starting out as a couple. We kept Krissy busy with painting our home in the summer. Dave’s love, as Krissy put it, was made for his love of service. We are soooo HONORED that Dave gave to our Country. His salad of awards tell it all! Krissy, amazing u r for supporting him. AMAZING that Dave choose the second love of his life. U and the kiddos were so # 1 in his eyes. Like I said, words can not express! I am proud, to give honors, towards your family. I will fly that American Flag! I am so sorry for your loss. God will help you heal! Amazing children that u have! We love u all and God bless u to heal. Dave would not want u to be sad but, be joyful for what he chose for himself. He was never shellfish towards family or friends. A WONDERFUL HEART!!!!!!

  56. Deborah Branum ( DJ ) on said:

    Thoughts and Prayers to the family . Thank you for your service !

  57. Lloyd and Carolyn Tetrault on said:

    Nelson, Krissy, and Family you have been in prayers and our family shares in your loss. Our country and Corps is short one special Marine. If there is ANYTHING we can do, just ask. God bless you. Lloyd & Carolyn

  58. Vickie Nuttall on said:

    I did not have the opportunity to meet Staff Sgt. Stewart. My heart broke when I learned of his death. He was a brave Marine. I know he died doing an outstanding job for the Marine Corp, his fellow Marines and for the United States. God bless him, his wife and children. I pray that his memory will live on forever in the hearts of everyone who personally knew him.

  59. John Worl USMC, Ret. on said:

    May the good Lord continue his watch over you, young SSgt Stewart so that you can, indeed, be guarding the streets of Heaven for all of us. God Bless you and your entire Family and may God continue to Bless the Marine Corps. John & Lucy

  60. Joe Matusic on said:

    God bless the Nelson Family. I can’t find the words to express my gratitude and sorrow.

  61. John and Marsha Schwab on said:

    I cannot possibly know the depths of your grief, especially given all that has happened in the past year. But please know that Marsha and I have offered numerous prayers for you and your son, Nelson, but most especially for Joan and now for David. May Our Lord in His infinite mercy and love take David unto Him while granting you solace and comfort and peace of soul that can only come from Him. Please know that our parish here in Pensacola has been offering the Holy Mass and countless prayers for all of you. May they reach your heart and bring you peace. We grieve for you and your terrible loss, while we offer countless thanks for your service and that of David who has joined the eternal company of peacemakers whom God finds most special. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall see God!” May God’s comfort and peace be with you, Nelson, and David’s family.

    John and Marsha

  62. Harrison M. Smith III (Smitty) on said:

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the Stewart family. My family is thankful for his service to our country. He will not be forgotten. Semper Fidelis!!

  63. LtCol Mike Roderick USMC Ret. on said:

    Nelson and the entire Stewart family,
    As a friend, father and fello marine my heart is heavy for your loss and my prayers are with all of you during these trials. May God Bless SSgt Stewart and watch over his wonderful family.


  64. Rick Hunt Col USMCR (Ret) on said:

    Nelson, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May God Bless you, and know that all over the world your son’s sacrifice and service will not be forgotten. Semper Fi,

  65. David Wessner LtCol USMC (Ret) on said:

    Nelson and Family,
    We share your loss and pray that you find comfort in the many memories and love that surrounds you now in this dark time. Our family extends our thoughts and prayers to you all. May David find eternal peace, may his wife and children find comfort and solace in his place of honor in Heaven’s Kingdom. God Bless you all. Semper Fi,
    Dave & Pat

  66. CWO5 Michael deLeon (Ret) on said:

    Our deepest sympathies to the Nelson Family. May God provide the comfort and grace to you and your family during this season of time. Thank you for your great sacrifice and service to our Nation and Corps. Staff Sergeant Nelson will always be a Marine Corps Hero! Your family is in our prayers.
    John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

  67. Bart and Lan Gentry on said:

    Dear Stewart Family,
    Words cannot truly express our feelings for your loss. David was a good man and a proud Marine. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  68. Bill & Sherri Bowling on said:

    Our hearts go out to the Nelson family during this difficult time and such heavy sorrow. It only seems like yesterday when we last saw all of the family and were sharing fond memories of the past and present. Thank you David Nelson for your faithful service to our beloved Corps and paying the ultimate sacrifice for your country. Your family remains in our thoughts and prayers. Semper Fi Marine.

  69. Alan Gallaspy on said:

    SSgt Stewart led my son and others in Bravo Company, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion in Iraq. He has my enduring gratitude for the leadership provided, and helping to bring him home safe to us. I am sure the Marines and family of Bravo Company feel the same. I will always honor the memory of David by remembering him and his good deeds and kind words.

  70. Wes & Michiyo Wieckowski on said:

    Nelson and family, we were saddened by your loss, please accept our heart felt condolences. Semper Fi Marine, we will keep you in our prayers. Wes & Michiyo

  71. Whitehouse Family on said:

    May God Bless you and your family during this difficult time. Rest in peace, we will never forget.

  72. Gardner on said:

    Semper Fidelis brother. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten

  73. MCLA on said:

    With heartfelt appreciation of SSgt. Steward, we thank him for his ultimate service to our country. We extend our sympathy to his family and friends and pray you will be comforted knowing he has joined the ranks of others throughout our nation’s history who were willing to give their all so that others may know freedom.
    Semper Fi,
    Southwest Missouri Unit #386, Marine Corps League Auxiliary, Springfield, MO

  74. Kevin Holloway on said:

    Semper Fi, Marine! No words can really express how I feel when I learn that another Marine Brother has been taken from us! Thank you for all you did, and for the Ultimate Sacrifice you gave! Brothers forever!

    Kevin Holloway
    SSgt, USMC (Ret)

  75. Charles M. McKinney on said:

    May God Bless and Embrace SSgt David Stewart, USMC throughout all Eternity. I did not know David personally, for I’m from another era, the 1960s. However, I know of his love and commitment to our great nation, to our Corps & to the special leadership traits in keeping with Corps values that he remained true to above all else. Someday his children will know of their father’s bravery, valor & courage on the field of honor. I’ll shake your hand at Heaven’s Gate someday. Semper Fidelis, Marine

  76. Sarah Jane Pennington on said:

    My heart goes out to the Stewart Family at this very difficult time. Thank you, David for all you did serving and protecting our country. God Bless you, David

  77. Eberhardt , Jocelyne on said:

    Semper Fi , danke für ihren Service. Mein Enkel ist ein Mariners in Camp Lejeune

  78. Harold Schoepflin on said:

    Prayer for the family at this most difficult time. A true American Hero. God bless the Nelson family and Semper Fi

  79. Eldon Hildebrandt on said:

    My prayers to the entire family for the great sacrifice SSgt Stewart made in service to his country. God bless you all.

  80. Doug Ramsey on said:

    Semper Fi, Devil Dog. May the Lord bless your family and watch over them. May your service and sacrifice never be forgotten.
    A old former Marine who saluted you along Route 301. RIP

  81. Bob Tetro on said:

    Dear Dorea – Eldon has just shared with us the very sad news concerning your son-in-law. Sincerest of condolences. Hugs!

  82. Renee Murphy on said:

    Thank YOU so much for your sacrifices and service to our most wonderful country. My condolences to your entire family. You will always be in our minds and prayers. Prayers also for your Mom!

  83. Dorothy Whitehead on said:

    Thank you for your service. May God bless the family. Dorea, my prayers are with you also.

  84. Jo Kelly De Mont on said:

    May the suffocating grief you, Nelson and Davids family are experiencing eventually be replaced by joy and unparalleled peace that only God can provide in such a situation as you all have gone through the past year. God Bless you all and Semper Fi, my friend.

  85. Bucket on said:

    Semper Fi and God Bless. My prayers are with you and your family in this time of grief.

  86. The Robb Family on said:

    Family and friends of SSgt Stewart,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. My 9 month old son and I were sitting in traffic on base, at Quantico, when SSgt passed by in the funeral procession. Many emotions swept over me at that moment and I began to pray for you all. I never met SSgt Stewart or his family and friends, however I felt blessed that I had the opportunity to be in that place at that moment. Since SSgt’s passing, I’ve experienced an increased urgency to share Jesus with others and to make sure that they know about Him before our short time on this earth comes to an end; it’s important that everyone knows there’s more to this life and more to come when we’re done here. Thank you SSgt Stewart and family, for your service and sacrifice.
    God Bless!
    The Robb Family

  87. Vince Di Marco (Sgt) on said:

    My condolences to the family. As a 49th Marine I say Semper Fi my Brother. We will all form up again in heaven.

  88. Bob Déchaux, LCpl, 49th Marines on said:

    Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets SSgt. David H. Stewart , you’ve done your time in Hell.
    Fideli Certa Merces.
    Semper Fi Brother

  89. Stan & Linda Cucek, 49th Marine on said:

    Semper Fidelis brother. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten, SSgt. David H. Stewart, you will not be forgotten…

  90. Major Thomas R. Buchenauer CD (Retired) on said:

    …”no greater love than this….” Duty done. Rest in peace.

  91. SgtMaj. D.E. Berry Sr. USMC (Ret.0 on said:

    “We all die as Marines.” “Once a Marine Always a Marine.”

  92. SgtMaj. D.E. Berry Sr. USMC (Ret.) on said:

    “We all dies as Marines.” “Once a Marine Always a Marine.”

  93. Emilio Gonzalez & Olive Gonzalez on said:

    He paid the ultimate price as a warrior. He lived his life with honour, purpose, and conviction.
    Fair Winds and Following Seas.


  94. Bob Snelson on said:

    Nelson – sorry that I got this news just recently. A shock to say the least. Judi and I have you and your family in our prayers. May God continue to give you the strength to handle the losses that you have endured. Always know that you will always have a prominent place remaining in our thoughts and memories.

  95. Mike Frey on said:

    Nelson – Just happened to come across this page on the internet. It has been almost 40 years since I have had any contact with you but retain fond memories of serving with you during your early days in the Marine Corps back in the 70’s. Of course I never knew your son but profoundly appreciate his service and sacrifice. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  96. Tammy Carpenter on said:

    I just came across this, and it warms my heart to see so many words of love and support for my cousin, David. I am so proud of him for all the work he did as a Marine and for the ultimate sacrifice he made. He will always be in my heart with that wide smile and light inside him that made him so special. My love to the family always.

  97. WH Williams on said:

    Semper Fi! Rest in Peace brother. I remember during the crucible you gave me alot of insight into the Marine Corps. I know you loved this with all your heart. I saw another side of the Marine Corps when you spoke to us. Rest in Peace. Much Love! We’ll see you again definitely. HOOORAH!

  98. Mike Titus on said:

    While vacationing in Carolina Beach, NC, my wife and I found a silver bracelet in the water on the beach. It is engraved with “SSGT DAVID H STEWART VA USMC ENDURING FREEDOM 20 JUNE 14 KIA” It also has the American Flag and Marine Corp emblem. We would like to return it to the owner. Please contact me:
    Mike Titus
    125 E. Hickory St
    North Liberty, IA 52317

  99. KC on said:

    My prayers go to the SSGT family !!

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