Arnold Duplantier II
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A Friend lost.  / Eric Underwood (Friend)  Read >>
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 that should be honored, and someone that your daughter can always look up to and how to live her life.  I know you will be there for all those moments, birthdays, swiming lessons, family gatherings, your baby girls wedding and so on (I just doesn't make it any easier knowing your gone)...I now have a 2 year old daughter of my own that every time I look at her I think of you and your little girl, and I realize just how precious life is.  Arnold, I will try to cherrish every single second I have with my wife and daughter.  My daughter may have never met you however, she will know who you are and the sacrafice you made for us and her.  I would like to send a special prayer to your wife and daughter. Father be with Arnold's family.  Protect his wife and daughter and lead them through life.  I pray for their hearts to always remember and cherrish the wonderful memories they had.  I pray for a wonderful life for them both and that when the time comes that Arnold would hold his wife and daughter again someday.  No more tears, no more pain..for it is Heaven. 



Six year anniversay  / Terri Chumbley (Adopted Mom )  Read >>
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)  Read >>
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 Close
Hello Arnie  / Christopher McCully (Brother)  Read >>
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 called you to tell you the news it was so exciting she looks so much like me her name is Madison Rae McCully I know you would be proud of me. She has already started changing who I am. I wish you could be here to give me advise lol. I love you Arnold and miss you every day. this world is just not the same without that goofy smile of yours or that laugh that would make others laugh instantly. Thinking of you.

Your brother

-Mei the wind always be at your back and the sun always upon your face and may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.- Close
Today / Arnold Duplantier Sr (Father)  Read >>
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. They enjoyed singing the birthday song. There voices added a child's happiness to the sound of all of us singing.

I see Isabel often and that helps me to remember our time together when you were just a kid. We had so much fun. And you know...Isabel is just like you!!! She has an appreciation for the details.

I have done three years of work on the house. It looks so good. Its just about all the improvements that we always wanted to have done.

Talk to you again

Dad Close
My dad is special  / Isabel Duplantier (daughter)  Read >>
My dad is special  / Isabel Duplantier (daughter)

My daddy is special for alot of resons but i think the top reson is be caues he is my hero and will always be my dad.Sometimes i look out the window and look up at the sky and juts cry holding the bear he gave me.I will never forget when he tells me he loves me all the way to heaven.I Miss Him Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You are not Forgotten  / Juan Amaya (Team Member )  Read >>
You are not Forgotten  / Juan Amaya (Team Member )
My Friend I still remember that tragic day that you left us. Even then you were proud serving your country. I will never forget you. Rest in peace. Close
Love u  / Terri Chumbley (Adopted Mom )  Read >>
Love u  / Terri Chumbley (Adopted Mom )

Haven't been here in awhile, but just wanted you to know it doesn't mean I don't think about you every day and miss you just as much.

Izzy looks more and more like you every day.  Thank you for leaving me your legacy!

I love you Arnold, as much today as I did yesterday.

Until we meet again,


Terri (Mom)

Thinking of you  / Christopher McCully (Brother)  Read >>
Thinking of you  / Christopher McCully (Brother)

-May the wind always be at your back, and the sun always upon your face, and may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.-


Arnold you are missed and thought of everyday!  One day I'll be able to see you grandpa, and dad.  One day we will be able to laugh together like we used to. I miss all the late night hang outs with you tanya and Josh, playing The Game of Life. Isabel sitting in her high chair crinkling up all your play money. Christmas is almost upon us once again.  Things seems to fly by so fast now,  I wish I could fly home to see you.  I could use the company this holiday,  remember all the nights I used to come to Mt. Vernon and just lay in the grass and talk to you.  I love you Arnie.

You are hear with me everyday.  / Arnold Duplantier Sr (Father)  Read >>
You are hear with me everyday.  / Arnold Duplantier Sr (Father)
Hi Arnie,
It's Monday night and tomorrow is a dedication ceremony at OTAG for the Fallen......

I found your friend's blog and subsequently this site.....

I  remember everything.....
When I taught you how to roller skate.  You were about 15 and i drove you and your girlfriend to King's Skate Country. remember...

I remember when you were just a kid-when I only had weekend visitation. You never wanted to go home......

I remember when you cried.....I remember the tears rolling down your eyes.......

I remember watching you as you slept and then when you and I watched Isabel as she fought sleep....eyes slowly closing then opening repeating until she was in a deep sleep.....

I remember waking up in the morning and seeing you, Isabel, and Toby still sleeping. Toby was still a small puppy..


Never Forgotten!  / Misty (Sister of Cpl. Rusty Washam KIA 2/14/06 )  Read >>
Never Forgotten!  / Misty (Sister of Cpl. Rusty Washam KIA 2/14/06 )

Thinking of you and your family this Veteran's Day!
My thoughts  / Tanya Duplantier (wife)  Read >>
My thoughts  / Tanya Duplantier (wife)
Yesterday I took our daughter to the her first day of the second grade, and as I look at her and I saw you. I wish that we could have done this together. I know that you were there in spirt. Our little girl is growing up so fast! I also felt angry that all those other children had both of there parents their. Why were you taken from us? I know that god had a bigger purpose for you, there will never be another you. You are a great man, I love you and miss you. 

Love Tanya

143 :)
Aunt to another Angel  / Norma Coan (none)  Read >>
Aunt to another Angel  / Norma Coan (none)

Love lives forever. I hope you have many wonderful memories of Arnold to carry you through. Beautiful memories are wonderful things, they last till the longest day,they never wear out, never get lost, and can never be given away. To some Arnold may be forgotten, to others a part of the past. But to those who loved  you Arnold, your memory will last.

Luv u  / Terri Chumbley (Mother-In-Law)  Read >>
Luv u  / Terri Chumbley (Mother-In-Law)
We will be sad tomorrow, as we are every day because we miss you so much.  But we will also be proud, of the soldier you were and the wonderful son, father and husband.

Say hi to Mario - I'm sure the two of you are having a great party up there!

Luv u,
Mom Close
Gone But Not Forgotten  / Misty (Sister of Fallen Marine Cpl. Rusty Washam )  Read >>
Gone But Not Forgotten  / Misty (Sister of Fallen Marine Cpl. Rusty Washam )

The Fallen
Written by Andrea Senter

They never thought when they left here
their families they'd see no more
No one dares to think about
The high price of such a war.

If you asked them why they did it
They'd say because it was right
Someone has to stand up
And someone has to fight

A world away they defend our cause,
as we tuck our kids in bed.
Some give all for all of us,
And somewhere tears will be shed.

They do not ask for fame or fortune
Just that we recognize
We are here, free, today,
Because the fallen have paid the price.

I am so sorry for you loss. I lost my brother Marine Cpl. Rusty Washam February 14, 2006 in Iraq by a suicide bomber he was only 21. People keep saying it will get easier as time goes by its been alittle over a year since we lost Rusty and it still feels like yesterday. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May God Bless you and help heal your Broken Hearts from this huge loss.
My brother has a site to it is

Missing u  / Terri Chumbley (Mother-In Law )  Read >>
Missing u  / Terri Chumbley (Mother-In Law )
I miss your serious face when you were concentrating and your beautiful smile.  I guess I just plain miss you.  I know that you are watching over us and giving us strength to get through each day.
I love u,
Your adopted Mom
T. Close
Thank you!  / Lauren, Wife Of SGT William Meeuwsen (Memorial Friend )  Read >>
Thank you!  / Lauren, Wife Of SGT William Meeuwsen (Memorial Friend )
For Arnold and his loved ones:

Thank you Arnold for your brave, honorable service!  Gone but NEVER Forgotten!!  God Bless you and your loving family!!  My your loved ones find comfort in your memories and peace through our Lord!!  Close
Missing you  / Tanya Duplantier (Wife)  Read >>
Missing you  / Tanya Duplantier (Wife)
Everyday that passes I think of what have might have been, all the plans we had are all gone. Where do I go from here? I promise you that I will keep your little girl safe and never let her forget how much you loved her. SHe looks like you more and more everyday, she has the curve of your chin and and that look in her eye. Little Arnold we call her. 
I know that you are watching over us! At times and sit and read the last letters I received after you had passed how happy you where and how much we where in love. I will never forget the phone call i got from you just hours before you pasted. I still can hear your voice in my ear. 
I love you Arnold, forever and ever.

Your wife,

Tanya Close
My brother  / Chris McCully (Brother)  Read >>
My brother  / Chris McCully (Brother)
Arnold-A hero to me. My brother, my best friend. As I begin my life and enter into the world of responsibility, I am constantly reminded of my brothers advice to me as a young adolecent. To grow up with my head on straight, not to worry about others but yourself. Now that the days are here, I look for that advice, I look for the encouragment. Who do I look towards know? Who do I talk to. Arnold was a huge impact on my life and I'm sure on others as well, Always willing to listen, help, and offer solutions. I will always remember him as my mentor and now that responsibility days are here hopfully he is looking down at me and smiling because of the wonderful things I am doing for myself and for my fellow peers. Arnold I want to make you proud, so watch me as I take on life and dont be shy to lend a helping hand if you feel like doing so. hahaha! Arnold I love you, you will always be my hero. Close ke aloha...continued  / Porter &. Katherine Balanza (Friends of Jeff and Teri )  Read >> ke aloha...continued  / Porter &. Katherine Balanza (Friends of Jeff and Teri )

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We are sad to hear of your loss.  We pray that God will give you strength throughout the years to come.

Though we did not have the pleasure of meeting Arnold, we commend him and thank him, his family, and the thousands of other service men and women like him who defend and serve our country. 

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