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This memorial website was created in the memory of my son, Arnold Duplantier II who was born in California on June 03, 1979 and was killed serving his country on June 22, 2005 at the age of 26.  A valiant soldier, a loyal friend, a loving husband, father and son.  Arnold's death leaves a hole in so many hearts. I have created this website, not only for myself, but for his wife (my daughter) Tanya, his daughter Isabel, his father Arnold Sr., brothers Josh and Chris, his very dear friends Rob and Mario and the many relatives and friends that are struggling with this tragic loss.
Every day, I look at my grandaughter and see the legacy he has left behind.  I want her to remember always, what a special man he was and how proud I will always be that he called me "Mom", even though I did not physically birth him.

To the living I am gone
To the sorrowful I will never return
To the angry I was cheated
But to the happy I am at peace

And to the faithful I have never left
I can not speak but I can listen
I can not be seen but I can be heard

So as you stand upon the shore
Gazing at the beautiful sea
Remember me

As you look in awe at a mighty forest
And its grand majesty
Remember me

Remember me in your heart
In your thoughts
And your memories of the times we loved
The times we cried
The battle I fought
And the times we laughed
For if you always think of me
I will have never gone.

It is the soldier,
not the President,
who gives us democracy.
It is the soldier,
not the Congress,
who takes care of us.
It is the soldier,
not the Reporter,
who has given us Freedom of Press.
It is the soldier,
not the Poet,
who has given us Freedom of Speech.
It is the soldier,
not the campus Organizer, who has given us the
Freedom to Demonstrate.
It is the soldier,
who salutes the flag;
who serves beneath the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
that allows the protester to burn the flag.

Father Dennis O'Brien,
US Marine Corp. Chaplain

Click here to see Arnold Duplantier II's
Family Tree
Tributes and Condolences
A Friend lost.   / Eric Underwood (Friend)
I served with you during our deployment in Kuwait and I also worked with you at the Headquarters California National Guard.  I wanted to send my deepest condolences to your family, especially your wife and daughter.  You are a great man tha...  Continue >>
Six year anniversay   / Terri Chumbley (Adopted Mom )
Six years ago today we got the news that your life had been snuffed out by some cowardly terrorist.  I miss you today and always but proud that you died defending our freedom.  Love you son! Your adopted Mom Terri
Love you   / Terri Chumbley (Mother-In-Law)
Love you son as we approach another Memorial Day to honor the fallen wanted you to know you're always in my heart.  Miss you always!  Your adopted Mom Terri
Hello Arnie   / Christopher McCully (Brother)
Arnie! How are you hope all is well I just wanted to tell you some exciting news which is well kinda late but it has been making me super busy. I'm sure you already know but I just became a daddy on Maart 25th 2010 at 9:41am. I wish I could have call...  Continue >>
Today  / Arnold Duplantier Sr (Father)
Hi Arnie

I think about you everyday.

We had a birthday party for your 30th birthday. We sang "Happy Birthday" and played you favorite music. It was really good family gathering. You Cousin Eric brought his two kids. Th...  Continue >>
My dad is special  / Isabel Duplantier (daughter)    Read >>
You are not Forgotten  / Juan Amaya (Team Member )    Read >>
Love u  / Terri Chumbley (Adopted Mom )    Read >>
Thinking of you  / Christopher McCully (Brother)    Read >>
You are hear with me everyday.  / Arnold Duplantier Sr (Father)    Read >>
Never Forgotten!  / Misty (Sister of Cpl. Rusty Washam KIA 2/14/06 )    Read >>
My thoughts  / Tanya Duplantier (wife)    Read >>
Aunt to another Angel  / Norma Coan (none)    Read >>
Luv u  / Terri Chumbley (Mother-In-Law)    Read >>
Gone But Not Forgotten  / Misty (Sister of Fallen Marine Cpl. Rusty Washam )    Read >>
More tributes and condolences...
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His legacy
Arnold's Legacy  
Arnold lives on in all of our hearts - but especially when we look at his daughter Isabel.
 
Arnold's Photo Album
The Three of Us
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