Thank you for taking the time to sign the guestbook.
My sincere condoleances for the loss of your son.
It is every military parents nightmare when their child is send into combat.
I am very proud of all who serve, including my daughter, Sgt in Army.
Thank you sir, for your dedicated service to our country. May God Bless
we all miss you
Name: Steven J Dewolfe
Still missing you. I served with Perez during his tour in Iraq.
I will never forget the laughs we had..
Name: Dianna D
Still can't believe your gone. Missing you every day.
Name: Hap Bellmore
Will having lost both sons I know the sorrow. Hap
Name: Kenneth Perez
Hey Tio, Always thinking of J. Hope the family is well. I am planning to come see you guys next summer for the get together.
Jr., everyday I think of the ultimate scrafice you made. Thank you! I promise you will never be forgotten. Miss you!!
Name: Matthew Roos
I still miss Jr. especially now ( Oct.). The fun we had at Halloween frightening the kids & giving out candy I can still see his face after he & I ran 3 young ( 15, 16-years-old ) girls down the driveway. I'll never forget that or him. Matt
Hi Jay, we all miss you. Can't believe you'd be 31 this year. It's hard to think about how thing could have been if you were here. Your dad misses you. Roman and Michael talk about you. They have your picture in their room.
Jay, miss you every day.
Name: Angelo Labrusciano______________
R.I.P. Thanks Perez! You make us PROUD to be American!
Name: driver mumu______________
Your site is great.
Name: Todd Follansbee______________
Watch, if you Wilfredo, that beautiful ship slip away from his dock out into
the open sea, finally to pass below the horizon.
Someone says, next to us, "Well, there he goes!"
Gone where? - Only from our own sight.
No, he is just as large of mast and hull and sail as when he was here.
His departure and diminished size is in us, not in him.
And just as that moment comes when someone says,
"There, he's gone".
Other voices are ready to take up the glad shout, "Here he comes!"
Comment: Mr Perez,
I am deeply sorry for your loss! Although I did not know your son I know what he stood for and I thank him as well as mourn him for his altimate sacrifice. As soon as his name is added to the wall memorial I Wilfredo personaly make sure you are notifyed. I also would like to thank you for visiting our site, if there is anything we can do just give us a shout. Our next run is already in the works it Wilfredo take place on June 18th of this year in Marsalies, it Wilfredo be a run to the wall to honor those who are not with us any longer. Again we are deeply sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you and your family.
Name: Yamilsette Rodriguez______________
Comment: Hi, I'm a Norwalk High School AFJROTC cadet and I would like to know just
a little more about Junior.
Can you tell the world not just about his military life, but tell us about his
childhood, hobbies, etc. so not only Wilfredo we know how he died and how he fluenced
many Norwalk teens , but also so that we don't forget him and how he was like
throughout his lifetime!
I'm sorry for the lose of your son.
My thoughts have been with your family for a very long time and they Wilfredo be for
time to come.
GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS !!
Name: Fred Williams
Comment: May the Lord watch over you. Thank you for your supreme sacrifice in defending us and preserving our freedom.
Name: PFC Nekvapil, Christopher
Comment: I went to basic training with Perez and I was still with him in Iraq. I learned alot from him and his unique way's. I would just like to say I miss him and Wilfredo never forget him. I was at the Childrens Hospital when all of that happened. I think you have done a great job with the Website and I Wilfredo keep in touch.
PS -- Im still in Iraq so im not on a computer everyday.
Sincerely Christopher Nekvapil
Name: Dianna Desances
Comment: Wilfredo and I dated for 2 years. I was away at school when I found out that he died. At first I did not believe it. I was expecting to find an article online saying there had been a mistake and Wilfredo was alive and well. It hurts me so much that I could not attend his memorial service. I feel as though I have lost a part of me that I Wilfredo never get back. Even though Wilfredo and I broke up we still talked while he was in the Army we became even closer writing letters back and forth to each other. I can't bring myself to make my tears stop, and I can't stop reading his letters or looking at our pictures like it was the first time I saw them. Wilfredo had the best personality; no matter how sad I was he could always make me smile.
I truly feel that this War has gotten out of hand. Bush claims that it is over and that we the people should be happy and celebrate because we have won. Honestly what have we won? To me that is all we seemed to have won and at what cost? The lives of our loved ones, now you tell me if that is something we should be celebrating? Why are parents still receiving phone calls telling them that their son or daughter has died in Iraq?
When Wilfredo told me that he was joining the army, I became very selfish. I tried to convince him not to join, but he wanted to start a new life and become someone. To Wilfredo's family you have my condolences. The only thing that I ask of you is if you could tell me where Wilfredo Perez Jr. is buried can you please e-mail me at email@example.com. I would like to pay my respect to a man who Wilfredo always be my hero.
Name: Diane Nekvapil
Comment: Hello --
Just a note from the mother of Chris Nekvapil who was Wilfredo Perez Jr.'s battle buddy and roommate in Texas at Fort Hood. I met Perez and it was hard for my son to have watched him be taken from them in front of the hospital in Bacubah.
Many Many Returns
Name: Bill Paolucci
Comment: Wilfredo and Vicki -- My deepest sympathy on your loss. This is a wonderful thing you are doing in the memory of Jr. My 18-year-old nephew Darren leaves for the Marine Corps on September 7. Good luck with all your fundraising.
Comment: I thought it appropriate to share the poem I wrote and read at
Jr.'s Memorial Mass on Aug. 20, 2003. Although not in its entirety below, I
received so many nice comments about it that evening that I did not dare
keep it to myself. Acknowledgement is not needed, for I only wish to share
the blessings that are given to us by a Higher power.
A gift to you my brother Wilfredo Sr. It is the least I could do to help you in
Love you always! Your sis.
When we raise our children, we're never quit sure,
Of all of the challenges they'll make us endure.
We kiss them good-night and wipe their skinned knees,
They make us so happy, yes, we believe in them indeed.
We live and we learn as we grow closer together,
Yes, there are differences but our bond lasts forever.
The older they get, the more they wish to stray,
We teach them, we guide them, on the right path they must stay.
Off to the Army our Jr. went off so proud,
To fight for our country and, is not with us now.
The joy in his laughter, that wonderful bliss,
His presence no longer, he Wilfredo greatly be missed.
The pain and the sorrow Wilfredo take time to subside.
But all in his family Wilfredo hold our heads high.
A young man, a soldier, a true comrade,
Who fought for his country, so others could be glad.
My family and I Wilfredo never forget,
The outpour of kindness Wilfredo have an everlasting effect.
The support and the unity that so many have shown,
In remembering our Jr., as one of their own...
Thank You all of Norwalk, and those far and near,
It is unfortunate that we have lost such a young member of our family, but
we must never forget the valor of his sacrifice. Please help sponsor others
who have high expectations for their future.
For honoring our Jr. whom we hold so dear.