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  • Matt June 30, 2011 Reply

    Pags, you’re a phreaking hero! Rest in peace, brother!

    “On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend’s life also, in our own, to the world.”

  • Jan June 30, 2011 Reply

    Pags is the definition of ‘wearing the badge’ in life and in his death. Taking his example to heart today.

    Our community lost one of the best yesterday.

  • Jax June 30, 2011 Reply

    Kyle, You are the definition of a humble leader and hero. We’ll never forget the ultimate sacrifice you made and we will continue to carry out the focus and determination you brought to class every time. In life you made us better…in death you’ll make us all stronger.

  • chris
    chris June 30, 2011 Reply

    The passing of our friend, warrior, brother, husband and soon to be father cannot be explained. We all will miss you Kyle and will never forget what you did to make this place better. “I take pride in what I do and it doesn’t matter who it is helping as long as it helps, if only a little.”

  • Adam June 30, 2011 Reply

    Kyle you are a true leader, someone we all admire and try to keep up with at class and in life. Thank you for all you have done. Words cannot express both our thanks and sadness all at once. You will be in our hearts and minds always.

  • chris
    chris June 30, 2011 Reply

    Oct 16th, put the date on your calendar http://www.pretzelcitysports.com/userfiles/file/11%20reading%20berks%20co%20sheriffs%20honor%20guard%205k%20app.pdf
    Indicative of the man he was organizing a run to pay tribute the fallen heroes of berks county.
    Only fitting that we do just that for Kyle

  • wicasa yatipika June 30, 2011 Reply

    Kyle embodied the warrior Spirit in everything he did, never yielding or turning away from any challenge, in life he lived fearlessly and in facing death his only concern was his duty to others. A more honorable man and friend is hard to find, always giving an encouraging word and always giving his all. A shining example of the way the Corps Fitness Phreaks live life! I am saddened and heartbroken by our loss, but I know somewhere in the wind your Spirit will live in our hearts and memories long past this painful stage of mourning! Be Well my friend and may peace finds its way to your friends and family!

    “So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the Great Divide. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their likes over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”
    Chief Tecumseh

  • Mike L June 30, 2011 Reply

    My brother Kyle may you rest in peace. You always demonstrated a positive attitude, great motivation, consistent work ethic and true righteousness. I will miss you!

  • Bob F June 30, 2011 Reply

    Pags, Thank you for all that you have done for this world. You will be missed by many but never forgotten.

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    Gretch June 30, 2011 Reply

    Kyle, no words can explain how we are feeling right now. We will miss you dearly and are proud to have known you. You and your family are in our hearts forever and you will not be forgotten.

    They a say a window opens when God closes all the doors
    So what do you do when no light comes through the nailheads in the boards
    They’ll tell you things will work out in the end
    And whenever lights are fading and the walls are closing in
    They’ll be the ones to hold your hand, they’ll be your only friend
    They’ll tell you things will work out in the end
    But who are they?
    What do they know?
    All I can tell you is I’m making this all up as I go
    I’m sure that things will work out or its not the end
    Suppose that I should thank you for always being the wiser other
    For always being a friend to me and the love you showed my mother
    I’m sure one day we’ll hear you sweet voice call again

    Another one has left us but we haven’t lost a thing
    ‘Cause heaven’s gained an angel with a brand new set of wings
    I’m pouring out my heart now, ’cause you can finally hear me sing

    Who are they?
    What do they know?
    All I can tell you is I’m making this all up as I go
    I’m sure that things will work out or its not the end

    I’m sure that things will work out or it’s not the end
    No, its not the end

    -Nick Motil

  • Erics June 30, 2011 Reply

    THANK YOU PAGS…
    …For your service to our Country…
    …For your service to our Community…
    …For inspiring all of us to reach farther, jump higher and run faster…
    …You will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have met you, and those of us who trained beside you…

  • mfg June 30, 2011 Reply

    speechless, beyond sad…….
    Thank you Kyle for ALL that you have done. I am honored to have known you & call you a friend. I promise to keep Alecia close & take care of Jynx & Bentley for you!
    You are truly a great remarkable man and you will be deeply missed!

  • Ray June 30, 2011 Reply

    Last night while working it was relayed to me that a fellow brother in arms was wounded in the line of duty and now to discover this morning that it was Kyle a fellow CFer, I was truly taken back. Not many in the general public will experience the sacrifices or grief many of us public servants experience on a daily.

    Kyle gave the ultimate sacrifice rather swerving from the path of duty.

    To me he is and will always be a true HERO in my book.

    .

  • Larry G. June 30, 2011 Reply

    My sincerest sympathies go out to Kyle’s family and friends. This is a tragic loss for all of us. Kyle was a wonderful person that I had the honor of running along side with, training with, and being social with. He is a hero that I looked up to, and will miss him dearly.

  • maria cintron June 30, 2011 Reply

    …sharing the same thoughts and feelings as many here. I will be thinking of Kyle’s wife and his family.

    After skimming the blog one day last week, it was a picture of Kyle that reminded me to get my butt to Hero Week.

  • JimmieDirt June 30, 2011 Reply

    I’m so sad to hear this terrible news. My deepest sympathyies go to Kyle’s family.

    It breaks my heart for his wife that Kyle will not get to meet his child. May Kyle’s great spirit live and carry on in this precious miracle.

    Kyle thank you for your bravery.
    Rest in Peace

  • Nick D June 30, 2011 Reply

    Unfortunately, I never really got to know Kyle but I am truly honored to have had the opportunity to train with such a hero. My prayers go out to your friends and family. May you rest in peace.

  • weesa June 30, 2011 Reply

    Shocked and very saddened by the news we have lost a great teammate, warrior, hero and friend from our CF family. Although I can not say I ran “beside” you, you were a great motivator as my partner in class.
    You are a true inspiration to us all and will be in our minds and hearts forever!

  • Amanda Wortman June 30, 2011 Reply

    Never forget yesterday, but always live for today; cause you never know what tomorrow can bring, or what it can take away. You were such an incredible person and motivator at Corps Fitness. You will be greatly missed. Rest in peace KP.

  • Melissa Hazlett
    Melissa June 30, 2011 Reply

    I have such a heavy heart thinking of Kyle and his family. I didn’t know Kyle extremely well, but I know that he embodied all that is good. CF is definitely a family to me, and despite not being in his company for regular workouts, it feels like losing a member of my own family.

    I’ll never forget one of my first workouts with Kyle…my thoughts afterwards were “man, who is that dude banging out all those pullups with the weighted vest…and he makes it look so effortless!!!” He was and will always be an inspiration for all that he gave…

  • DanO June 30, 2011 Reply

    Pags! How could this be true?

    Yet another reminder to LIVE every day to the fullest. Wrap your arms around the people you care about and tell them how you feel. Find out what you want to accomplish in this life and do it. Think about what you want to be and be it.

    Pags, we didn’t have you here for very long, but you’ve left your mark here in this world through deeds and actions performed with quiet confidence and self-assuredness. Thanks for being there for us. You will always be missed

  • leonard e June 30, 2011 Reply

    Blown away at this news here. A true CF athlete and a great serviceman to our community. Truly missed forever. He was always a great motivator and will continue to be the same wherever he may be. My thoughts to his family. We will never forget

  • James June 30, 2011 Reply

    Still completely shocked at the loss of such a great guy. Kyle was one of the guys I always tried to keep up with. A great person. A great athlete. It’s one of those things that will never make sense. We’ll keep his family in our prayers.

  • Natalie June 30, 2011 Reply

    My last thought about Kyle was while doing “Whitten” last Thursday night. He was running the 400 in the opposite direction and my thought was “that guy is awesome”. You will be missed but you inspiration will stay with us forever. Thank you Kyle!

  • Mike & Maria Nawa June 30, 2011 Reply

    Kyle,

    Two weeks ago, we were partnered together at CF. I complained to you about something. You said we can finish together, just nodding and giving me the lift I needed. Quiet confidence with leadership, strength, and determination is your imprint on the people you touched in building 7.

    Thank you for your service to our country and our community. Sometimes heroes are closer to us than we think. Here’s to you Kyle for making us all safer. It is what separates you from the crowd. Our prayers are with your family. We will miss you.

  • Karla June 30, 2011 Reply

    Can’t believe it’s true.
    Shouldn’t be true.
    The tears, the ache, the empty hollow feeling that settles in after hearing that you’re gone…

    Gonna miss you buddy……a whole big bunch.

  • Gehret June 30, 2011 Reply

    The minute I walked into CF tonight tears filled my eyes… we were definitely missing one… I remember partnering with Kyle and was just amazed at how he continued to give 100% at all times. Truly an awesome guy and proud to have known him.
    I thought it was wonderful how our CF family came together tonight for an incredible work out and to remember Kyle like he would have wanted.
    Kyle, we will miss you lots! Thinking of you, Alecia, baby Pagerly, and family.

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