CPL Derek T. Simonetta

  • Branch: Army
  • Hometown/City: Redwood City, CA
  • Date of Birth: 10-14-1989
  • Date of Death: 12-12-2010
  • Conflict: Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Unit: 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
  • Port/Base: Fort Campbell, KY

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  • hi hon, your aunt shae and uncle ben love you so much and miss you so much. you were lost too soon, we feel like we were just beginning to get to know you. please watch over that beautiful wife of yours and help her keep her strength. again you are soo loved and missed words cannot even describe. love you

    Shae Lynch, Aunt/Uncle
  • Derek Todd, we miss you so much here! Home is so empty and sad since you've been gone. I hope you're having margaritas up there in heaven! Please continue to guide Kim and mom, they're both really really upset. Obviously I'm upset too, it just hit Kim and mom way more. Anyways, I love you and miss you so much! <3

    Angela Peterson, Sibling
  • You made me who I am today <3 you are the most amazing human being i have every meet you know how to make anyone laugh your smile brightens my face all the are so smart taught me so heart breaks you had so many dreams you know what you wanted to do with your were just figuring it out..we were doing so good just getting our life together and ready for the next big step..7 years of knowing you..its the best 7 years of my life and never ever will i forget every second with you..You always made me the happiest girl1 <3 I stay awake just thinking about you your all i think about or talk still doesn't ever feel real but it is..and i hate it..i hate it so bad..Your are the best part of me! you'll always be my reason for living! I am going to make you so proud! I always picture your half smile smerk and then your start to laugh and your green eyes would light up! I love you my love always and forever yours...<3 see you soon <3

    Kim Simonetta, Spouse