Monday, March 15, 2010

Peronal Note - UPDATED

It's a sad day in the Appraiser Active family. My nephew, Jonathan Porto, a Marine, was killed yesterday in a non-combat accident in Afghanistan, near Marjah. My sister, Rachel, his mother, Jon's wife, Rachel Jewell Porto, and their two month old daughter, Ariana, could use your prayers. Jon was 26.

UPDATE - Jon's wife, Rachel, runs a blog - A Little Pink in a World of Camo.

It has recently been updated with the sad news. However, the prior postings show the joy they shared in their life together.

Please keep Rachel and Ariana in your prayers.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office provided an escort for the motorcade from MacDill Air Force Base to St. Petersburg. The Tampa Bay Community showed their respect for Cpl Jonathan Porto.

Barbara Guzzon had produced the first segment of a tribute video.

Cpl. Jonathan D. Porto - "Bringing Him Home" from DiamondFilms on Vimeo.


Brian J. Davis said...

Frank - I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your Nephew Jonathan. You and your Sister's family will most surely be in our thoughts and prayers!

Ryan Lundquist said...

I am deeply sorry for your loss. May your family know God's peace during this time and may you grieve well. I hope you can take some time off to be with family. Hang in there.

Tom Horn said...

Sorry for your loss. Your whole family will be in our prayers.

Desiree Mehbod said...

Dear Frank, please accept my sincere condolences for the sudden loss of your dear nephew. I can only imagine what a shock it must be to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

David Napuk said...

Hi Frank,
So sorry to hear this shocking news. I hope you and your family are getting the love and support you need in this difficult time. All our prayers and thoughts here at Valuation Review are with you and your family,

Anonymous said...

Semper Fi. Prayers to your family during this difficult time.

Unknown said...

My family and I will keep you and your family in our prayers. Bill.