My family and I would like to express our thanks for the outpouring of honor, remembrance, and patriotism shown to our son-in-law, Sgt. Thomas C. Walker; and for the support and comfort given by the entire community to our daughter, and Cole’s widow, Taylor Walker. It was an honor to accompany Taylor and Cole home to Conneaut from Fort Stewart, Ga. The many thoughts, prayers and support from this community are very much appreciated, and has comforted both families.
Fort. Stewart, Ga. 3rd Infantry Commanding General, Maj. Gen Tony Aguto, The 3rd Infantry Division 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, all the Casualty Assistance Officers and Care Team at Fort Stewart, and CAO 1st SGT Elio Torres.
Delta Airlines and Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta International Airport Chaplain and Military Escort Honor Guards, SSGT. Didon, SSGT.Gomez for SPC Antonio Garcia, and all of the airport ground staff.
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Charlie McGeever and The Patriot Guard, the Ohio Highway Patrol, all law enforcement, fire and EMS Agencies in Cuyahoga, Lake and Ashtabula counties. Ohio Casualty Assistance Officers, Maj. Rebecca Clark and SSG. Emily Bauer for their great support and assistance given to our families during the Memorial Services in Conneaut.
We can not express our thanks in words for Kori Marcy-Campbell, Bob Marcy and all of the staff at Marcy Funeral Home, Cole’s uncle, retired USAF MSGT Tom Batchelor, New Leaf Methodist Church and Pastor Scott Walsh, Ashtabula County Sheriff William Johnson, the Staff and Deputies of the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office, Chief Michael Colby, and Officers of the Conneaut Police Department, Conneaut City Manager Jim Hockaday, Cole’s Auntie, Wendy Dubey, Tom Walker, and the Batchelor and Walker Families for all of the love and support given to Taylor.
A special thank you to all of the citizens of Conneaut, Conneaut City School District, Superintendent Lori Riley, CHS Principal Dr. Timothy Neal, and all of the Conneaut District students, including students and staff in the Jefferson and Ashtabula Area School Districts. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, Rep. Dave Joyce, Ariann Barile, State Rep. John Patterson, State Sen. Sean O’Brien, Sgt. Mark Distelrath (Fort Stewart, Ga.), Chad Campbell, retired Army Ranger Denny Distelrath, Cody Ledlow, retired Army 1st Sgt. Nic Church and Beth Church, Milton Luce, retired Army Col. Bill Kennedy, The American Red Cross, and Conneaut American Legion Cowle Post 151.
Finally, we would like to send our condolences to the families of SPC Antonio Garcia, and 1st SSG. Brian Jenkins. May you rest in peace Dog Face Soldiers, 2-7 Inf.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to all of the members of the Armed Services and Veterans because you are the guardians of freedom, and the American way of life.
We are proud to be citizens of Conneaut.
Thank you and God bless.
Terry and Sandy Moisio