Date of death: 25-05-2008
Our hearts are filled with so many wonderful stories, times we shared with Frank and he remains in our hearts. Remember, when you see ...
Our hearts are filled with so many wonderful stories, times we shared with Frank and he remains in our hearts. Remember, when you see that shooting star, or you get that feeling you just can't explain .....it will be Frank, watching over us!
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Frank, I know that my Son Rob found a brother in you. I always think about what you both may have talked about at the outpost, and the valued times you both shared. Now I value all those precious minutes, knowing that now you both are together forever.
Thank You for being a brother and a good friend to my "True American Hero"
2 years, 3 months
Many days have gone by since I heard your voice, or touch your face but your love continues to keep me. I know you died an True American Hero, and that our Nation remembers your sacrifice. Time has a way of passing us by but your memory is so alive in my heart. There are days that I drown in tears and days that I laugh at how you made us laugh. I miss you Frank, but your not forgotten. I have met so many of your comrades that have shared with you how they have so much respect for you. You have building named after you, and your picture is at entrances. What a awesome Soldier, mentor you were and it does not suprise me that you have this kind of tribute because you always went above and beyond for your comrades and made sure you were the best Soldier you could be. Today, I stand proud because of you! I love you very much, your always in my heart. Love you, Mom
I didn't know Frank personally in life, but I was on the scene shortly after he was killed and I helped recover his body. It was a sad day. He had a great reputation. I have not forgotten and will not forget him.
Next week I'm leaving to do a climb up Mount Kilimanjaro (highest peak in Africa) and I am dedicating it to our wounded & fallen comrades (http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/climbkilimanjaro/flanagan?fge=ask). I plan to take Frank's photo up to the roof of Africa to honor him (unless you oppose for some reason). I would be interested in taking his dog-tags or other special memento if you (his family) are interested. Please email me to let me know (email@example.com). I fly out on 14 Jun 2011. This is the only way I could figure out to get in touch with you...
I am sure Frank is with God now and I hope that you, his family, are all well.
Major, Special Forces
I came across your tribute because I was looking for the Stacey Swayze poem dedicated to all mums.
However, reading the tributes made to Frank brought tears to my eyes.
You are always on my mind and in my heart! Your bravery, courage and sacrifice will never be forgotten. You are truly my HERO!! and Hero of so many. Son, you are missed so much as the days go by, but your in my heart. I think I am being a strong warrior as you were, but honestly I can say that there are days that this warrior is so weak. You have made our family proud to know that you fought a good fight! Your passion to set the oppressed free and your loyalty to your fellow brothers and Country will never be forgotten!! Rest in peace!
We love you and miss you!!!
Frank, I wake up every morning and thank the good Lord for my life, my health and for being blessed to have people like you come into my life. I as well as many others have been affected in such a positive way just by knowing you. I know that you are with my grandmother and my son now, so I won't say good bye...i will see you again in the right time. Keep your wings of protection around our friends.
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Frank was always was a wonderful older primo. Always lookin out and thinkin of others. I was thinkin back the other day about him. I remembered a memory when i was probably about ten years old or so. Frank had come to my house for a lil week vacation. There was one day it was very hot, so the whole famliy decided to go to the local swimming pool This pool was the cities olympic size pool so it was huge. there was tons of people in the water.I used to be so scared of the water cuz it was so deep and me feet were not even close to reachin the bottom. I stayed in the shallow side and Frank stayed right with me. Finally he was itchin to go the deeper side, and i said i wasnt going to go cuz it was like 9ft deep. And what does Frank do, he picks me up and puts me on his back and says ur goin lol. And he carried me on his back hte whole time in the pool and held my hand and said dont worry i wont let go. Then he started jokin sayin that i was good to have around cuz it makes him look sensative to potential girls in the pool LOL. I remember that day so clear, me this lil skinny kid and him being my human lifesaver all day lol.
When Frank left to Iraq the first time, he emailed me and asked me to write him letters. I wrote him a letter everyday . I told him if you get tired of my letters just let me know and ill slow them down. We communicated through email and snail mail. He would send me pictures from over their and i would send him band stickers and he would send me pics of him with them on.
I would tell him bout my potential boy crushes and hed tell me "just let them know you got a big cousin in the army so they better watch out"
There was this time I was goin in for surgery or some kinda stay in the hospital. And Frank actually called me all the way from Iraq, thats a dedicated primo right there.
Frank was a great big protective teddy bear, but if anyone messed with family better watch out.
Frank is a hero and wonderful person that I am proud to say is my familia. He was everything you could ask for in an older Primo.
I love you and miss you dearly.