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Lance Cpl. Phillip D. Vinnedge

Lance Cpl. Phillip D. Vinnedge
  • February 22, 1991 - October 13, 2010
  • Saint Charles, Missouri

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You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are very proud of Phillip for the sacrifice he made for our freedom and his many accomplishments. He is a true American Hero. God Bless!! Semper Fi!!

Posted by: JuDee and Woody Wilson - Friend-Gateway Marine Families   Oct 19, 2010

I live in Arvin, California..A very small Town, Thousands of miles away from your hometown..I have never had the pleasure of meeting your family. One of sons decided to join the Marines. There he had the pleasure of meeting Phillip. Through my son I had the pleasure of meeting Phillip. My son is also on 3/5. As a mother, there are no words to express my sorrow for your loss. He will never be forgotten. He is my family's HERO

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Posted by: Patricia Martinez - Mother of a 3/5 soldier, Friend   Oct 19, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family at this time. My daughter Becky went to school with Phillip at Francis Howell Central. We are so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for everyone that is missing him. I believe there is a loving God that is embracing him now.
Karen Lindemann
mother of Becky Ilges

Posted by: Karen Lindemann    Oct 19, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you grieve. Thank you can not express the gratitude felt towards you and your family for your sacrifice.

Posted by: Debra Tiihonen    Oct 19, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of LCpl Vinnedge. Your beloved Phillip fought for the freedom we cherish and paid the ultimate sacrifice. This priceless and selfless sacrifice will never be forgotten. We live our lives honoring these heroes. I pray fond memories shine light on your darkest days.

Posted by: Laura, VPMM of Sgt Derek, 3 OIF tours - MO - Missouri Marine Mom   Oct 19, 2010

Those we lose and love are now a memory in your hearts forever. Thank you for you son's service. My heart aches as a Mother who has also lost her son to this war, PFC Michael R. Patton, KIA 06/14/2008. Know that he is now resing in God's loving arms. Peace be with you

Posted by: Teresa Patton - Fenton, MO - Gold Star Mom   Oct 19, 2010

Although I didn't have the opportunity to your son, I wanted to let you know how proud I am to know that there are those willing to lay down their life to protect me. Thank you for giving up your loving son for me. God bless you
Julie Buehrle

Posted by: julie Buehrle - St. charles, MO   Oct 19, 2010

I wish I had gotten to know you, Just met your Mom and Dad and they have told me lots of happy stories about you. You will be missed.

Posted by: Connie Ploudre - Friend   Oct 19, 2010

I met Phillip when him and Shelby started to date. I just want to say it was an honor to have met him. He was such a nice polite young man. The way him and Shelby would look at each other and act together showed true love between them. And with Valerie he took her on like his own and she loved him more than anything in this world.
The Heavens have definately gained another Angel to look over us.

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Posted by: Lisa Freeman - Foriistell, MO - friend of Shelby's   Oct 19, 2010

Below is a poem, A Soldier's Teacher Weeps, that I wrote on hearing the news that a former student had been KIA in Iraq. I share this with the family, friends, and the teachers....This is life changing, Never Forget Lance Cpl. Vinnege through sharing him with your students and the ultimate sacrifice that he gave so that you could stand up and teach.

It was a simple, short news report

One that is heard too often

Becomes routine

Another life, given in honor, in

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Posted by: Christa M. Schneider - St. Charles, MO   Oct 19, 2010