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The Mission of a Man Named Q

For some, supporting the families of troops is a great notion. To others, like Q Madp of Portland, Oregon, it is a lifestyle.

Q Madp, military funeral photographer
Q Madp runs iraqwarheroes.org

(SALEM) - Q Madp is the only person I know or know of that has dedicated his life to preserving the integrity of those who have died fighting for their nation overseas.

Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski
& Gen. Raymond Reese attend
a service for a fallen Oregon hero

This is a person who has wrapped his entire life around his efforts to preserve the legacies of people who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He doesn’t think their deaths should go unrecognized, and he is right.

Q is a photographer and he has his work cut out for him as the self-appointed unofficial photographer of NW military funerals. He travels to services and he is constantly on the move. When he isn’t driving or shooting pictures, Q spends his time researching combat statistics and adding names to the vast list that he hopes will eventually include every American lost in the combat theaters and every other allied soldier as well.

His Website is easy to remember, iraqwarheroes.org is a place of memories for thousands of families who have lost a loved one. Each time an Oregonian dies, and many from Washington and other states like Idaho and Northern California, Q jumps in his car and drives to the funeral/memorial service to take photographs for the family. He uses some photos for his Website, but only those that the family permits him to display. They are always very indebted to him.

Q Madp in action

The thing is, even tough veteran photographers who were present for huge international news events decades ago, still have a difficult time concealing their humanity.

I first met Q at the service for Navy SEAL Mark Lee in Hood River, Oregon. Sadly, this effort to memorialize a local hero involved a visit from a hate group that hails from Topeka, Kansas.

I found out just who Q Madp was that day as the protestors attempted to sing mockeries of national hymns and Q and the others supporting the family drowned them out while reciting the pledge of allegiance.

Our nation is at war and our brother and sister Americans are dying overseas. While many of us have strong feelings about the way all of this happened, that has little bearing on the day-to-day life that our military forces are enduring.

Americans are in so many ways... the same. We disagree sometimes to a fault, but when confronted with protestors who seek to intentionally disrespect a family as they bury an American warrior, everybody rallies together on the same team.

These Marines, soldiers, sailors and others who have died in combat were serving in the military because they made a choice to do so, and that aspect of humanity should be respected.

There is no good reason for ever holding the messenger accountable for bad news, and the instruments of our military are people who are following orders and doing what is asked of them. It stands in stark contrast to the activities and lifestyles of many of their contemporaries.

Q attended the recent service for PFC Dean Bright and as smoothly as things ran during this memorial service, he says it was one of the more stressful that he has attended.

A short time prior to this service, Q had attended the memorial for PFC Devon Gibbons, a young hero that suffered over 10 weeks with excessive burns and other wounds before dying at Brooke Army medical Center in Texas.

“As I was waiting for the Patriot Guard Riders to make their arrival, a couple came and introduced themselves to me. They are the parents of Pfc Devon Gibbons. They thanked me for the photos I did of their son's memorial and told me why they came down for this funeral.”

Q says PFC Dean Bright was one of 2 heroes that pulled their son Devon out of the wreckage of the vehicle that was blown on April 11th in Taji Iraq. Then Dean Bright was killed on October 4th, in the same place; Taji Iraq.

They had talked and written to Dean but had not had a chance to meet him in person.

M.J. Kesterson, the mom of fallen hero CWO Erik Kesterson was there also, along with others who always try to attend the solemn events and lend as much confort as possible to the grieving families.

In the High School, a young lady introduced herself to Q as the cousin of another hero, whose funeral he had attended, and she thanked him for being there.

The point is that the families of the fallen soldiers all know who Q is, yet he struggles hard to come up with the gasoline money to cruise from one funeral to the next. People and businesses of this state need to step forward and contribute to this one man cause that makes a bigger difference than anyone I know for the families that paid the ultimate price.

Q said that over 135 Patriot Guard Riders came to the High School to honor the Oregon hero named Dean Bright. "It makes me cry when I see them come in such force and everyone was watching them roll in, they held their hand over their hearts and looked on with amazement, with pride."

A few of the Patriot Guard Riders rode with the funeral procession to the cemetery and the rest came in force separately, the procession was over four miles long.

“One of the honor guard leaders came to me and handed me his card, stating that he has seen me at all the services they attended and asked for some pics.” At the end of the funeral service Q was approached by another woman, the mother of another fallen hero who made a statement about the pics he had given her: "I have received lots of photos from other people that came to my son’s funeral, but yours where the only ones that showed the emotions. " Q says in his world that was extremely rewarding.

“When I finally left and headed home, it all started to hit me like bricks and I couldn't even talk. I was drying my eyes constantly.”

Q Madp would never admit this about himself, but he is a hero too. I sure know some families that would tell you that is the case. Perhaps I relate to Q because I too believe in celebrating these fallen brothers, though my politics certainly try to jump in the way of any blind flag waving. I used to be a Marine and that certainly has something to do with it, but I believe our nation’s military is getting the short end of the stick.

This is measured in reduced services and inflated costs for veterans, and the equipment provided to our troops overseas is lacking. The administration make it illegal to send your kid body armor.

Those who have died in wars overseas are listed on Q's site

I have had to find my way through these feelings, groping in the absolute darkness much of the time. I hate knee jerk reactions and I hate people who breed fear, and I believe the administration blatantly disregarded the advice of the nation’s military leaders who said it would take far more soldiers to effectively win the war on terrorism.

The people who say you either support national policy or are against the troops, should be taken out back and re-educated. The time for that political game is behind us. Our military is strained and it needs our support. Other people need your support too, people like Q Madp. He has approached businesses very recently, and he is told time and time again that corporate America doesn’t support individuals, and while I am playing off the words, I see it as an unrelenting fact.

Q recently asked Chevron via email if they can donate some gas or credit his Chevron card for a small amount so he can pay the gasoline bills to make it to the funerals, “They said the same thing all other companies have told me. We don't help individuals.” Q included Chevron’s legal terminology.

"Because our guidelines restrict our contributions to nonprofit organizations, we do not provide product donations, fund individuals, travel expenses, or businesses. We hope you will continue your efforts - another corporation or foundation may find that your objectives closely parallel theirs. Further inquiry and research may bring the support you seek."

So people that really want to help American troops and the rising number of Gold Star families who now live without their sons should visit Q’s Website and send him a donation. It doesn’t matter if you send $10 or $20 because anything helps. There is only one person who is doing the traveling and handling the expenses to make sure people are treated with respect and above all, remembered.

In my upcoming trip to cover the war in Afghanistan, I have been asked by Q to find a liaison with both the British and Canadian commands so that he can more effectively add the names of allied troops from those countries and contact the families of fallen soldiers. I told him I would gladly accept the mission, and that is how he looks at his life, as a series of missions to help, respect and honor the legacies of our fallen soldiers. I am more fortunate even as I prepare to go to a war, as the military people I will spend my time around are alive and well.

Logic is the greased pig in our 21st Century barnyard, and the best attempts to see Americans succeed in both Iraq and Afghanistan will only come from stronger support, from the highest levels and from ourselves.

I think it takes a toll on my friend Q to do what he does, and people who mean what they say about supporting American troops should get behind his Website, please go there right now, iraqwarheroes.org/help

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Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor.
Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines. Tim holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), the first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several other awards including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Serving the community in very real terms, Salem-News.com is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website, affiliated with Google News and several other major search engines and news aggregators.
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Candice June 4, 2007 11:14 pm (Pacific time)

This is so great what you're doing. Thank You!!


The Editor May 7, 2007 10:21 am (Pacific time)

John, you may be looking for comments that are listed on another story about Q. Try: salem-news.com/view.php?storyid=3405 No comments on either story have been discarded.


John May 7, 2007 7:37 am (Pacific time)

What happened to all the comments left in the last 2 months?


Julie Francis February 8, 2007 4:03 pm (Pacific time)

My son, LCPL Matthew Snyder, was killed near Al Anbar in Iraq, March 2006. We were one of the "lucky" families to have the Westboro "Church" protest at my child's funeral. As a result, we invited the Patriot Guard Riders to attend, and then I and many in my family joined the PGR organization. I have been posting on the PGR website to families of the fallen heroes. HERE IS HOW DEDICATED Q IS: he noticed my posts, researched who the son of "Matt's Mom" could be and contacted me via email, to see if this was my child and to let me know about his mission to remember all our fallen heroes. WHAT A GOOD MAN. I am so touched not only by what Q does, but also by how dedicated he is to doing it. Thank you, Q-you are a true American hero, too. In a world where the term "hero" is tossed around much too freely, you have earned the label for real-God bless you. Julie Francis, Matt's Mom


Chuck February 7, 2007 1:46 pm (Pacific time)

I am very proud to know Q, and that there are men like him. I think everyone owes Q their support in supporting the troops.


Jessica Garza February 7, 2007 6:29 am (Pacific time)

I am just one of many people who appreaciate what Q has done and is doing. As the sister of a fallen heroe, It helps me get by knowing that he has made it his lifes work to remember our fallen soldiers. We can never do enough for them. They really have made the ultimate sacrifice, and deserve so much. Thank You So Much Q.


Matilyn Stephenson February 7, 2007 6:29 am (Pacific time)

I am proud to call Q my friend. I met him at a funeral of one of our fallen heroes (where else) and have gotten to know him quite well. He is a very gifted photographer, but not by what he sees with his eyes, but with what he sees with his heart. He only puts a few of his hundreds of pictures on his website, the rest go to the family of the fallen hero, at Q's expense. It is his calling, his legacy, his gift to the world. He takes pictures so we don't forget. Know that this does take a trememdous toll on Q and there are many times after his 5th or 6th funeral in a row that he is down and depressed. But he is the most committed man I have ever met, a true patriot, gentleman, and friend. Thank you Q, for all you do, I am one grateful American.


Gilbert February 5, 2007 9:54 pm (Pacific time)

We have known Q for about 7 years, when he came to help my Vietnam Veteran brothers and I come together. Q has become a well respected friend of all Vets. I was glad to see a picture of the governor of Oregon at the funerals. He may not have sent our brothers into war but he is there to bring them home. Unlike the man that sent them.


Kimberly February 5, 2007 5:54 pm (Pacific time)

Awsome work you do Q.


Norman February 5, 2007 5:53 pm (Pacific time)

Your photos of the Pfc Hill services are great. Thank you for what you do!


Patricia from Texas February 4, 2007 7:42 am (Pacific time)

GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.


Robert February 3, 2007 10:48 pm (Pacific time)

What you do is a Blessing, Q .


DAVID LOZANO February 2, 2007 8:49 am (Pacific time)

Q,I AS WELL AS EVERYONE ELSE THANK U FOR ALL UR HARD WORK,AND UNSELFISH DEDICATION TO THE MEMORIES OR OUR FALLEN HEROES. THANK U FROM A PROUD FATHER AND FATHER IN LAW OF 2 DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM IN IRAQ AND KOREA. KEEP UP THE THE GREAT WORK THAT U DO.


Jolene February 1, 2007 7:57 am (Pacific time)

The photos for Fennerty's funeral are great! Thank You!


Angela Salley January 30, 2007 1:56 am (Pacific time)

Hello Q., I think that what you are doing to preserve the memories of those who have lost their lives for their country is great.I would say that you are one of God's SPECIAL spirits.God bless you always and also the spirits of the deceased.And I hope, like you, that you manage to get everybody's name so that they may all be honoured.


Nick January 29, 2007 9:00 am (Pacific time)

We are grateful that we are able to support Q's great work, and the time and effort he puts forth in his amazing work.


Doris January 28, 2007 7:29 pm (Pacific time)

I want to thank you in what you do. I support you in your efforts to keep the memory of the fallen soldiers alive. I am one of the lucky mothers that her son was safe each time he went over there and I am thank for safe return. I have seen some of the pictures from over there and they were not pretty sites to see. I thank God that my son is coming home this week and send my prayers to all the mothers and fathers who lost there child over there. God Bless.


Laurie January 28, 2007 4:08 pm (Pacific time)

Thanks for what you do for our fallen brothers in arms.


Freddie January 28, 2007 11:31 am (Pacific time)

You are a angel in disguise Q. God Bless you always.


John January 26, 2007 10:34 am (Pacific time)

Thanks for all you do!!!


Cora January 25, 2007 8:34 pm (Pacific time)

Saw the link on MySpace. This is really great what you do. We must all remember that freedom is not free.


Rob January 25, 2007 7:14 am (Pacific time)

You're a hero in my book for what you're doing!


Reba January 25, 2007 6:19 am (Pacific time)

Thank you so much for honoring my friend. We shall not forget.


Donna Scholl January 22, 2007 1:49 am (Pacific time)

Q, my words seen very inadequate for what you have done for our family honoring our beloved Michael D. Scholl, KIA 11/14/06 in Iraq. Thank you for honoring not just our Michael but for all our Fallen Heros because they are all my heros. God bless you!!


Crystal January 21, 2007 8:15 pm (Pacific time)

Q, you're awesome~May God Bless you dearly! Love, Crystal


Al A. January 20, 2007 9:37 pm (Pacific time)

OUT STANDING JOB Q!!Thanks "Q" you make me proud to be a Veteran


Jeffrey January 20, 2007 9:32 pm (Pacific time)

Thank you for what you do!!!


JO ANN January 14, 2007 5:02 am (Pacific time)

I AM IN TOTAL AWE. IM BREATHLESS.YOU ARE A HERO ALSO... HUGS JO ANN


gayle zessi-armymom882 January 12, 2007 10:43 am (Pacific time)

thanks Q for what you do it's just awesome.im a proud armymom of an american solider due to be deployed soon.keep up the good work.


Lidia Oceguera January 11, 2007 11:24 am (Pacific time)

Q you are truly an amazing person. God Bless You


Chuck January 10, 2007 4:44 pm (Pacific time)

I am very proud to know Q, and that there are men like him. I think everyone owes Q their support in supporting the troops.


Talbott, James R January 10, 2007 9:28 am (Pacific time)

Q God bless you!! I wish there were more people in this world like you. As far as Corporate America.... Funny how you can’t support this due to various reasons.. Just remember you wouldn't have a business if it wasn’t for people like Q and us soldiers!!


Ted Ricca January 8, 2007 2:23 pm (Pacific time)

Q is a patriot and by far one of the most caring individuals that I have ever seen. He does this countries service personnel and their families a great service. We must never forget and always keep those memories of our fallen close to our hearts. Q has inspired me to become a better person and American. Q, thank you for all that you have done and still continue to do each and every day.


Kim Thrasher January 7, 2007 1:25 pm (Pacific time)

God bless you Q!! Your pictures and insight bring alot to everyone. Keep up the wonderful and appreciated work.


Doveagle January 7, 2007 12:02 pm (Pacific time)

As a nation we care about our soldiers. You're doing a great thing, by showing that!


Bikerbabe January 3, 2007 7:24 am (Pacific time)

Q, you do an awsome job, your eye for those special moments is superb. You are unobtrusive, yet always in the right spot to capture the moment, and I know as long as you are needed, you will be there!! Thank you, Sherrie, Proud Navy Mom


Julie Angulo January 2, 2007 9:31 am (Pacific time)

Q, Thank you so much for what you are doing for our fallen heroes. It is a beautiful tribute for the soldiers making the ultimate sacrifice. God bless you always. Julie Angulo proud sister of SGT Velton Locklear III, killed in Iraq, 9/23/06


Carlos December 30, 2006 10:44 pm (Pacific time)

Q is one of the best human beings I have ever encountered. His work should be lauded, yet he remains humble. I have featured Q on my Myspace blog, and will do so again in the near future. Thank you, Q, for your tireless work!


Sandy December 30, 2006 10:42 pm (Pacific time)

Q is doing a great thing not only for the soldiers that have lost there lives but for there families as well.I am honored to Have a Friend like him. Q is a good man that is doing all he can to make sure the heroes now don't feel the same way as the heroes from the past and that NONE are ever forgotten!! THANK YOU Q!! Proud Army Wife.


Mike Perry, POrtland Police Highland December 29, 2006 5:17 pm (Pacific time)

Q, Thanks for all that you do. A picture says a thousand words, it helps people remember those that have died and it helps those that do not know or understand see. Thanks you, please keep it up. What you are doing matters!


barbara December 29, 2006 8:48 am (Pacific time)

hi q my son in law was down in iraq for one year he just came back, but he is not the same anymore.love you for that what you do thanks barbara


Christina December 29, 2006 5:34 am (Pacific time)

Q is a angel. He has taken his time to make all of us feel like we are worth something , especially at the time of sorrow. I love hs website for our Fallen Heroes.


Carlos December 28, 2006 7:53 am (Pacific time)

Q is one of the best human beings I have ever encountered. His work should be lauded, yet he remains humble. I have featured Q on my Myspace blog, and will do so again in the near future. Thank you, Q, for your tireless work!


Kathleen December 26, 2006 3:41 pm (Pacific time)

Q and I have been friends for a while. I too, am a photographer. I asked Q one day if and when my father passed away if he would photograph the service, because I knew I could not do it. He humbly accepted. One mone later, my fater who was a Viet Nam War Vet and a forensic homicide detective, dropped dead of a heat attack. Q was there. I was so moved by the emotion of the images he captured during a solumn occasion. His mission is selfless and driven. He helps so many families in their time of most impending grief. Thank you Tim, for offering such a great and accurate profile of a wonderful man. Best wishes and God Speed on your trip over seas.


Rebecca Benko December 25, 2006 8:56 pm (Pacific time)

Q,is an extrodinary person who cares about our soliders,no one asked him to do what he does he does it because he cares about our troops ,I am an army wife and I'm glad and proud to know Q,is out there caring about every troop overseas.I want to say Thank You,to a hero named Q.


John December 25, 2006 4:07 pm (Pacific time)

Thanks for what you do Q.


Jason D December 24, 2006 3:49 pm (Pacific time)

I saw your article in the Portland Police Rap sheet newspaper. Pretty Cool!! Hope you get some help with your project.


Kim December 22, 2006 11:04 pm (Pacific time)

Merry Christmas and THANK YOU!


Rhonda Plank December 21, 2006 6:09 pm (Pacific time)

I appreciate what Q is doing for our fallen heroes. It must be hard; I could not do it.


Ken December 21, 2006 9:33 am (Pacific time)

Aamazing that someone would take the time to do this.


Lawrence PGR December 20, 2006 11:28 am (Pacific time)

Thank you for what you do. It was nice meeting you, wish the circumstances where better. Merry Christmas Q


Charlotte December 19, 2006 10:52 am (Pacific time)

Wow, this is great. Thanks for what you do.


JENNIFER December 19, 2006 5:41 am (Pacific time)

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! OUR TROOPS AND THEIR FAMILIES NEED ALL THE SUPPORT THEY CAN GET, ESPECIALLY THIS TIME OF YEAR. GOD BLESS.


Rene / Ft Lewis December 18, 2006 4:05 pm (Pacific time)

Thank you so much for what you do. I wish you a Merry Christmas.


Jack C December 17, 2006 9:21 pm (Pacific time)

What you all do is outstanding!!! Semper Fi


Phillis Hauser December 17, 2006 9:26 am (Pacific time)

Thank you Q for sending me this link. It's a great piece. Sounds like Tim is on your side. Sorry to hear about your car accident going to the funeral in Marysville. I hope all works out for you. Your new fan Phillis.


Karen December 17, 2006 6:28 am (Pacific time)

Keep up the great work!!!


AL A. December 15, 2006 6:14 am (Pacific time)

OUT STANDING JOB Q!!Thanks "Q" you make me proud to be a Veteran


Ronald December 14, 2006 6:15 pm (Pacific time)

Cool Story man. They didn't care about us when we came back.


Jolene December 13, 2006 10:28 pm (Pacific time)

Thanks for all you do Q!


Karen December 13, 2006 7:29 am (Pacific time)

This is a great story. What a patriot.


Arif December 12, 2006 1:40 am (Pacific time)

hi, Q! Thank you for beautiful comment! how are you today? Thank you for what you do, This is your ministry. God bless you. Warm regards from Turkei


AJ December 10, 2006 1:48 pm (Pacific time)

Saw in in California. Thanks for what you do!!!


ShellyBee December 9, 2006 7:15 pm (Pacific time)

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!


Susan Lawrence December 9, 2006 8:12 am (Pacific time)

I've followed Q's Iraq War Website for a few months now and I can see how much work and time he spends doing this. I think he updates faster than any of the media sites I've been watching. Way to go Q!!


Don Critzer December 8, 2006 9:19 pm (Pacific time)

I'm a member of the Patriot Guard Riders, for the last year I have been sending Q articles and a pic of fallen Heroes whom I attend services here in Michigan for his website, I had no idea who he was or how he did it, but after reading this article I am glad to help him out in my small little way. God Bless you Q.


Paul G December 8, 2006 7:03 pm (Pacific time)

Thanks Tim for this story. I didn't know anyone was doing anything like this. Amazing.


John Carr December 8, 2006 10:33 am (Pacific time)

Thank you Q for what you're doing. I don't think anyone else does this.


Jason Cross December 8, 2006 8:28 am (Pacific time)

Ive known Q for about 4yrs. He is one of the most dedicated people I know to his job/hobby. He deserves the attention and aknowledgement that he is due!


Melisa Schatz December 8, 2006 7:03 am (Pacific time)

Thank you Salem-News for bringing this story. I think Q is a hero himself.


AJ December 7, 2006 6:07 am (Pacific time)

Saw a link at Patriot Guard site. I've seen Q at a couple of funerals. What he does is outstanding.


SeanBrokton December 5, 2006 9:41 pm (Pacific time)

I've looked at Q's website, it's amazing to see one person dedicate so much time to pay tribute to our heroes. Thank You! Thank you Salem-News for bringing this story.


Joyce H December 5, 2006 2:21 pm (Pacific time)

Thank you Q for all that you do. I read your blog daily.


Nick December 5, 2006 1:36 pm (Pacific time)

Q is doing a great service to the families of our fallen heroes and that no one else has taken on such a huge job. We only hope he will be able to keep this hard and expensive service up.


Jean Marie December 3, 2006 11:59 pm (Pacific time)

Thank you for all you do Q. It's hard to go to one service, I can't imagine doing what you do, the families appreciate your sacrifice even if they don't know it yet. You're cool


Hernadez G December 3, 2006 8:20 pm (Pacific time)

I am happy there are people still out there that care. It gives me some hope.


Ty December 2, 2006 8:50 pm (Pacific time)

I a greatful to you guys for not forgetting the soldiers who paid the ultimate price. My husband was an active duty soldier that was killed. He would be so proud to see that the soldiers are being supported and not forgotten about. Thank you from the Christensen family


Stan W December 1, 2006 9:09 pm (Pacific time)

Awesome Story!!! May God bless you for what you're doing for our fallen heroes and their families.


alma Ruth Johnson December 1, 2006 9:00 pm (Pacific time)

Wow this is fantastic, a great page. I saw news where a young guy body being sent home. several now, proud of the wonderful job you do.


Kimberly Shatz December 1, 2006 6:09 am (Pacific time)

That's a great story. I hope lots of people read this.


Julie Foster November 30, 2006 3:09 pm (Pacific time)

I wish my dad could've met Q before he died. He served in Vietnam.


Don November 29, 2006 5:35 pm (Pacific time)

Q represents the best that is America. His contributions of pictures to the families of the fallen hero's is to be admired.


Dan November 29, 2006 10:44 am (Pacific time)

I'm proud of what Q Madp represents. He is a truely awesome individual.


AJ November 28, 2006 9:23 am (Pacific time)

Thanks for coming down to Sacramento Q. I couldn't be there. Can hardly wait to see the pics. You do a great job and service for the families and the comrades of the fallen soldier.


Glen Wesley November 27, 2006 7:25 pm (Pacific time)

As a Vietnam War Veteran, I have to say THANK YOU!!


Lisa November 27, 2006 6:56 am (Pacific time)

I just looked at the website and it's awesome. We must never forget our heroes.


Alex Leigh November 26, 2006 7:44 am (Pacific time)

Thank you for what you do. Thanks to Salem-News for reporting this.


Angela November 25, 2006 6:52 pm (Pacific time)

Read your thing on MySpace. What you do to support the families is great!


Joyce Hammlin November 24, 2006 10:49 am (Pacific time)

I wish we had someone like Q in Michigan. What you do is priceless.


becca November 23, 2006 1:09 pm (Pacific time)

i am a veteran and my husband is serving still. we are glad to know that we have some americans that are willing to stand up for our troops to tell the stories. all i can say is remember their sacrifice. thanks Q


Hennifer Hart November 23, 2006 11:24 am (Pacific time)

On a day like today, we should all be thankful for people like Q.


Karen Swanson November 22, 2006 7:06 am (Pacific time)

Q is really needing help, and he deserves it, when businesses won't even chip in. I am so happy that the writer of this article continues to support Q!! God Bless you! God Bless our troops, keeping us safe and free to comment.


Jill November 21, 2006 7:01 pm (Pacific time)

I had the pleasure, under very sad circumstances, to meet Q. He attended the service for Spc. James Bridges here in Buhl, ID. I appreciate so much what you are doing Q...God Bless...


Vik November 20, 2006 8:52 am (Pacific time)

Q is truly an American. I believe we should all be grateful to him. Thank you Q.


Peter Simpson November 19, 2006 6:39 pm (Pacific time)

Q is a true American hero. His tireless work to honor our fallen soldiers is simply amazing and should serve as a reminder to all of us to take a moment to do something in honor of those brave men and women serving our nation. Thanks Q for helping me get to know these heroes.


LARRY / electrician at memorial November 19, 2006 5:56 pm (Pacific time)

Q, I looked forward to seeing you every day on the memorial jobsite. I enjoyed getting to know you. The days you weren't there I knew you were doing your duty at a funeral and for that I salute you. Keep in touch buddy


Chuck November 19, 2006 12:03 pm (Pacific time)

I am very proud to know Q, and that there are men like him. I think everyone owes Q their support in supporting the troops.


Susan Hollman November 19, 2006 11:30 am (Pacific time)

I wish we had someone like you in North Carolina. So many of our young men and women have been lost. I'll be glad when they can all return home. Bless you Q!


Trixi November 19, 2006 10:27 am (Pacific time)

Thanks for being at my friends funeral in Moses Lake.


Silvia Buhl November 19, 2006 8:30 am (Pacific time)

I'm amazed at your dedication to our fallen heroes and their families. Thank You Q!


Buckwheat November 17, 2006 3:02 pm (Pacific time)

What we need is a few more John Conners running around...and maybe even enlist a bunch of them in the military...you know, salt them a little bit.


Albert Marnell November 17, 2006 10:02 am (Pacific time)

Q Madp, I understand you. Do you understand that all wars are about money and that all soldiers, even the enemy have their perspective. Most of the war dead from the First World War died from influenza here in the U.S. before even going overseas. Did you know that? My grandfather was a German soldier in WW1, served his country and deserves as much respect as any person. In the end it is obvious that we should not have fought the Germans in the First World War. The Treaty of Versailles that created by the Rothchilds and some actually reluctant victor power brokers caused the Second World War. The Germans were fighting our future enemy, the Soviet Union. The cold war would not have happened if we only had not fought the wrong people (The Germans). The Treaty written by the allies was so opressive that it led to dictatorship because it cause the collapse of the German economy. Did you know the the British killed 750,000 German civilians by the Naval Blockade in the winter of 1917? Food and fuel was not able to get through the Northern ports. Only professors of history in Universities know of this. All Amercians know nothing of this. It makes the Blitz of London look like a little stink bomb. My grandmother lived through those years as a teenager and I heard all of the horror stories which are documented in history books, although few pages are dedicated to it. Before you get too sentimental and jingoistic, realize that all war is about big profits. Even Grandpa Bush helped supply the Germans with material during the second world war until he was stopped by the Federal Government in 1943. War is nothing but money. Iraq is nothing but oil. For all the soldiers killed, how many private contractors are killed? What about honoring the civilians. I also find many soldiers to be very selfish because they enlist in the military for the benefits. I have far more sympathy for civilians, and not just the children that are killed or injured for life.


penny west November 16, 2006 5:08 pm (Pacific time)

I think personally, he should get an award for all the stuff he has done for our troops.


Jill T November 14, 2006 8:23 pm (Pacific time)

I met Q at Tik Tok, h's a bit strange but a true patriot and I'm thankful for what he does.


steffy November 13, 2006 4:00 pm (Pacific time)

you're a true hero in my books, keep up your hard and painful work... it is much appreciated by all that you touch :)


Jeremy Hubbard November 11, 2006 2:34 pm (Pacific time)

I had the honor to meet Q a couple times while helping with the memorial in Salem. As soon as he heard my brothers name he told me to contact him so he could send me a cd with pics from his funeral. Thank you so much for all you do. You are loved by all that have met you and more importantly the ones soldiers that are looking down on you. God Bless you Sir


Gilbert November 10, 2006 6:52 pm (Pacific time)

We have known Q for about 7 years, when he came to help my Vietnam Veteran brothers and I come together. Q has become a well respected friend of all Vets. I was glad to see a picture of the governor of Oregon at the funerals. He may not have sent our brothers into war but he is there to bring them home. Unlike the man that sent them.


B Nugent November 10, 2006 3:34 pm (Pacific time)

We've known about your dedication to our men and women serving in Iraq and beyond, for a few years now. It has been our pleasure to donate toward gas and postage. We will continue to do so whenever you ask. It is good to read an article noting your total support of the many military families, and of the too numerous grieving families, in the Northwest. Thank you Q.


Katrina Gunther November 8, 2006 9:06 am (Pacific time)

Q Thank You for preserving the very back bone of our nation, our Military! If anyone deserves a Noble Prize its you. You are an awesome person and your dedication and support to these families are totally priceless, you are a Legend! Thank You for preserving our Nations Morals, as it seems todays society is drowning and our morals are bankrupt, especially when it comes to not supporting our troops, thats just not American at all. I am honored to know you. I have no family in the military at present and no one should have to in order to respect and support our nations military, not doing so is a crime itself. Katrina


Joe Kidd November 7, 2006 2:31 pm (Pacific time)

What your doing is awesome. "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." I salute our Fallen Soldiers. Keep up the good work. Q you are a true humanitarian!!!!!


JO ANN November 6, 2006 12:02 am (Pacific time)

I AM IN TOTAL AWE. IM BREATHLESS.YOU ARE A HERO ALSO... HUGS JO ANN


Jessica Garza November 5, 2006 9:19 pm (Pacific time)

I am just one of many people who appreaciate what Q has done and is doing. As the sister of a fallen heroe, It helps me get by knowing that he has made it his lifes work to remember our fallen soldiers. We can never do enough for them. They really have made the ultimate sacrifice, and deserve so much. Thank You So Much Q.


Nancy November 5, 2006 1:14 pm (Pacific time)

What Q is doing for our fallen is extrememly noble. Love his website, Fallen Heroes. As aperson who supports our troops I feel very honoredto have him as a friend


Terry of Bend November 1, 2006 10:08 am (Pacific time)

I just wanted to say.. Thank you. What you have done for the memory of those that we have lost is very moving. Lcpl Randy Newman was a great loss to our community of Central Oregon. He was that Valent Warrior that his mother said. He so loved his family, friends and his community. My son was blessed by this young man, who helped him in wrestling.. and was just an over all big brother to many of Randy's younger brother's friends. My son says Randy was a hero mom... and I believe that he was.. Awsome job "Q" Thanks!


David Herdan October 31, 2006 7:38 pm (Pacific time)

Q, you and I have been close friends for a very long time. I think that what your doing here is very noble, I know you personally well enough to know that you do this out of service to the soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice. You do this for the families of those soldiers, wow. That is such a huge statement. Since I have known you now, you have grown in ways that I could never have imagined. Your an inspiration to many. Keep it up.


Bob Patrick October 31, 2006 3:56 pm (Pacific time)

Thanks for giving Q some publicity. He deserves it. It has been my pleasure to be involved with PGR rides that Q has covered, and sometimes, compete with him for camera position. Q does right by all of us. I appreciate his work. SF BP


Bikerbabe October 31, 2006 10:58 am (Pacific time)

Q, you do an awsome job, your eye for those special moments is superb. You are unobtrusive, yet always in the right spot to capture the moment, and I know as long as you are needed, you will be there!! Thank you, Sherrie, Proud Navy Mom


John R October 30, 2006 6:33 am (Pacific time)

His work for the families of our fallen heroes is amazing!! Thank You Q.


tammy October 28, 2006 8:20 pm (Pacific time)

Q THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR THE TROOPS, I ADMIRE YOU SO MUCH


Robbin October 28, 2006 8:01 pm (Pacific time)

I am proud to know Q and what he is doing for our troops. We as poeple of the United States should be support of our men and women who protect us. Please help and support Q.


Chuck October 27, 2006 3:30 pm (Pacific time)

Q is a really great guy for doing all he does. He could really use help with gas money if anyone can send him a donation I'm sure that he would be very grateful. It is however a shame that the federal government does not also support the troops. "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of Truth and Love has always won. There have always been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they may seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it. Always" - Gandhi


Clyde Bright October 26, 2006 10:35 am (Pacific time)

He deserves much more, but if you see this man, shake his hand and thank him for me.


Sean Lechner October 26, 2006 9:27 am (Pacific time)

This war is stupid, lame, embarrassing, humiliating, revolting, a waste of life and money, immature, upsetting, mortifying, shameful, degrading, and on and on and on. I could write a thousand words about how I really feel about this war, our idiot president, and every congressman that supports this garbage. Gawd I am happy I have the freedom of speech, sort of, but I am sure that will end soon along with all of our other rights they are getting rid of. So with all of that said, I put the blame squarely on our governments shoulders and not on the men and women in our military. They are just as much a victim as us the citizens. And it is thanks to people like Q who honor our soldiers, even in death. It’s sad that once they are all worm food people move on and forget the sacrifice they have made for the freedoms we are losing anyway.

“We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together and if we are to live together we have to talk.” - Eleanor Roosevelt


Reezie October 26, 2006 8:15 am (Pacific time)

Q I have always admired what you do for the families and friends of our fallen hero's! God Bless You and much love and you are my hero too!


Andrea October 26, 2006 8:01 am (Pacific time)

thanks you so much for everything that you do Q. especialy being at LCpl Derek Jones funeral. His family apperciated it and so do his friends


eric yingling October 26, 2006 2:44 am (Pacific time)

as a marine, I have personally thanked Q and will support him anyway I can from my location, I have donated and will continue to do so as much as I can. Again, showing the support - Thank you Q.


Rachel October 25, 2006 6:05 am (Pacific time)

Q, Thank you for all that you do.


Joanna Mendoza October 25, 2006 12:25 am (Pacific time)

I am very proud to know that their are noble men like you. I am so happy to know that my best friend Michael S. Probst is not being forgotten.


Doveagle October 24, 2006 9:14 pm (Pacific time)

As a nation we care about our soldiers. You're doing a great thing, but showing that!


Micki October 23, 2006 3:32 pm (Pacific time)

Thank you so very much for all that you do.


alicia October 23, 2006 1:49 pm (Pacific time)

thanks for all you do


Regina October 23, 2006 1:43 pm (Pacific time)

I found this article very touching. It is a very sad reality we live in with only a few people that really care!


Sara Brown October 23, 2006 9:44 am (Pacific time)

I love what Q Madp is doing for those of us who have loved ones that have been killed. It really touches my heart to know that what my husband and friends are doing is not for nothing. God Bless Q Madp.


Joye - Behind the Troops October 23, 2006 6:23 am (Pacific time)

I thank you Q for always honoring the memory of our 'Fallen Heroes'. Your work is appreciated greatly by all.


Marilyn Stephenson October 23, 2006 1:20 am (Pacific time)

I have read this article twice now and all the responses to it. Most were great, thanking Q for what he does, a few were not so great, and their ignorance about Q and what he does is obvious. What we need to do people is help Q. I have sent a donation to his PO Box, listed on his website, please everyone who reads these comments, take the time to send a donation, no matter how small it is, it will help. As you are leaving a comment, take out your checkbook and write a check to Q Madp, send it to the address listed in his website. It will make you feel good, it will help Q. Thank you


Styx Allum October 22, 2006 8:31 pm (Pacific time)

Kudos and heartfelt thanks to Q for keeping alive the memories of our fallen soldiers. In a society so plagued with those who would selfishly take such losses for granted, it is reassuring to know that one man persists in reminding people to honor the legacy of those who gave their lives in pursuit of a better world for others. Honor our soldiers. Honor their memories. Honor those like Q who honor us all with his continued selfless efforts. Shame on those who attempt to cast disgrace upon our honored soldiers with protests at funerals. Without a military force, one might ponder how long their right to free speech would last.


lifesgoodm October 22, 2006 5:33 pm (Pacific time)

Q thank you for sharing this article you did a great job.


Morgan October 22, 2006 8:36 am (Pacific time)

The protesters at our military funerals should be ashamed of themselves ...thank you Q Madp for your work!


Anna M. Lay October,22 2006 October 21, 2006 10:50 pm (Pacific time)

Q is a great friend He took pics of my family reunion. We were very happy to have him there with us. I am so glad to see him get the reconition he so long has deserved.I tried to get the Eugene register Gaurd to do a article on him but they turned me down, doesnt say much about ther newspaper. Keep up the good work.


Bubz October 21, 2006 7:27 pm (Pacific time)

Thanks to Q for all that he does! He provides us a service that is unequaled! Bubz Oregon PGR Ride Capt


Jason Brock in San Francisco October 20, 2006 11:17 am (Pacific time)

I’m grateful for Q. Even though his car broke down along the way, he came to my friend’s memorial service in San Bruno. If I could, I would help him financially. I have been telling all my friends about him. He is dedicated to our troops. Gracias Q!!


Claudia October 20, 2006 7:26 am (Pacific time)

Thank you, Q...I appreciate all that you are doing...It hits me even more now that my son is in the sandbox...


Al Aubert October 20, 2006 6:34 am (Pacific time)

"Q" Is one of a kind. He makes me proud to be a Vet.


Terri October 19, 2006 8:28 pm (Pacific time)

Albert, Being naive does not "belong" to the female persuasion. You are in the 21st century now, not the stone ages, boy. Honoring a group of men and women who give their all so that the rest of us can have freedom, freedom of speech which you just utilized without thinking twice about it is not naive. It is simply recognizing what is given, not only by the men and women who are in OUR military, but by their families. If you can not see that, then you need to go back to school. This has nothing to do with politics, so please get over that little stumbling block in your mind and open your heart up a little bit. You may find that you actually have some human in you.


Terri October 19, 2006 8:20 pm (Pacific time)

I haven't met Q in person yet, but we are acquainted through a Troop Support group. He is one the most giving and patriotic people I have ever had the honor to converse with. Something most people in this country seem to have forgotten..how to be respectful and what patriotism is, can be learned from this man. Keep up the good work Q, as I told you before, I nominated you for Sainthood. Sign me, an un-naive lady who is smarter then most men I know.


Q Madp October 19, 2006 7:58 pm (Pacific time)

Tim, I would like to thank you and Salem-News.com for this great article. I've addressed many "large" media groups to make them aware of IraqWarheroes.org and how important it is to remember our fallen heroes and who they are. Which is much more than a bleep on the nightly news.

They are men and women who joined our military to protect this country, to protect our way of life, to protect our constitution, our free speech. Our men and women in the military are the best on this planet called earth. They are the most honorable, the most dedicated, and the most willing to step into harms way to protect us from enemies afar and near and often to help us in natural disasters.

Thank you for supporting our troops, thank you. Many thanks to all that have left a comment. Thank you to all the Patriot Guard Riders that have helped make going to the services less lonely. You guys and gals of the PGR ROCK!!!! And I mean that every time I tell you this. Even if I'm not sociable. It is my mission to remind people of our fallen heroes and who they are and any help in accomplishing this is greatly appreciated. Q


Dennis "Roadliner" Reynolds October 19, 2006 5:46 pm (Pacific time)

I've personally seen Q many (too many) times at the funerals and memorials for our nation's heroes. The feeling I get from donating gas money to Q is as good as it gets... he's truly on a worthy mission and deserves our thanks and support. Thanks, Q.


roadkinger2k October 19, 2006 7:36 am (Pacific time)

Q, the pgr will always stand by you. we admire what you do with that camera of yours. you bring the story of the fallen to life for the parents and the friends. your service is so appreciated by those in grief and we honor you and the fallen hero for their service to this great country.


Bryan L. October 19, 2006 7:00 am (Pacific time)

Every time I ride a PGR mission, the first person I see when we roll in to the service is Q. It's a comfort to him working his magic with the camera. I can't imagine the courage it takes to attend all the services he does (and he does this on his own dime). Keep up the great work Q!


Tana C of Arizona October 19, 2006 6:53 am (Pacific time)

I have known Q for over 10 years and I have never know a more dedicated person than him. He is a very kind, thoughtful person, and someone with a heart bigger than himself. I am happy that someone finally did an article about him, it's LONG overdue. Thank you hun for all you do!! Please keep up the great work.


Ted Ricca October 19, 2006 5:29 am (Pacific time)

Q is a patriot and by far one of the most caring individuals that I have ever seen. He does this countries service personnel and their families a great service. We must never forget and always keep those memories of our fallen close to our hearts. Q has inspired me to become a better person and American. Q, thank you for all that you have done and still continue to do each and every day.


backrdbiker PGR October 19, 2006 4:03 am (Pacific time)

Nice story and nice website i can tell you have spent a lot of time on it


Seattleritch October 18, 2006 6:41 pm (Pacific time)

I've had the honor of meeting Q and getting to know a bit about him. This article is dead-on accurate. He's the real deal. To anyone that thinks otherwise, I suggest you join him on a mission before you pass judgement. Thanks Q Cullen Ritchie


christian October 18, 2006 3:53 pm (Pacific time)

Beautiful work Q, thanks for supporting our troops. I don't support George Bush for his hateful policies towards Gay/Lesbian Servicemen fighting for our Country, I am glad you are out there supporting everyone


Pepperguy WA, PGR October 18, 2006 1:37 pm (Pacific time)

Q, You are an inspiration. I hope this article will lead to more national exposure to your website. I believe www.iraqwarheros.org should and will become a cyber world National Treasure. Thank you for you all of your tireless work.


Albert Marnell October 18, 2006 11:59 am (Pacific time)

Young naive girls everyone. When will they ever learn? All war is about finance, industry, banking, war profiteers. These young men were used like toilet paper so some prick could have gold faucets in his or her bathroom. They died for the gold of others, not the country. Go back to college or something so that you can study the economics of money, banking, wars, globalization, the Federal Reserve private bank etc. Wake up ladies. No one hates the truth more than I.


Kim Thrasher October 18, 2006 9:15 am (Pacific time)

God bless you Q!! Your pictures and insight bring alot to everyone. Keep up the wonderful and appreciated work.


Epicwoman PGR Oregon Ride Ca October 18, 2006 1:22 am (Pacific time)

I want to thank Q for his work in preserving the final hours where our fallen hereos are honored. His talent with the camera, reflects the love in his heart and the respect we all have for those paid the highest price for our freedoms. With care, Epic


Deb October 17, 2006 10:08 pm (Pacific time)

I was so impressed by all your hard work Q! This is the most inspirational addition to all life that I've seen in a while! Thank you for giving of your kind heart!


Greg Warnock October 17, 2006 8:27 pm (Pacific time)

Sean Kennedy is an idiot. His politics keep him from seeing the compassion and support for our troops and their families. Probably more concerend with the next Salmon run, than he is with the pain felt at the next soldier's funeral. bah!


Helice October 17, 2006 6:54 pm (Pacific time)

God Bless You Q and Thank You!!


Marilyn Stephenson October 17, 2006 6:47 pm (Pacific time)

I am proud to call Q my friend. I met him at a funeral of one of our fallen heroes (where else) and have gotten to know him quite well. He is a very gifted photographer, but not by what he sees with his eyes, but with what he sees with his heart. He only puts a few of his hundreds of pictures on his website, the rest go to the family of the fallen hero, at Q's expense. It is his calling, his legacy, his gift to the world. He takes pictures so we don't forget. Know that this does take a trememdous toll on Q and there are many times after his 5th or 6th funeral in a row that he is down and depressed. But he is the most committed man I have ever met, a true patriot, gentleman, and friend. Thank you Q, for all you do, I am one grateful American.


Tim King October 17, 2006 6:12 pm (Pacific time)

Sean, that is easy for you to say when you are standing safely on your feet miles away from where these people are dying. You may be right about national leadership, but there isn't a damned thing wrong with utilizing the World Wide Web in a way that allows these men and women to not fall into obscurity. You seriously need to read a dictionary and learn what it means to exploit, because Q's years of effort without seeking advertising are honorable.


Tara TX October 17, 2006 6:10 pm (Pacific time)

Thank you for what you do, Q. This is your ministry. God bless you. Warm regards from Texas.


ROSE October 17, 2006 6:01 pm (Pacific time)

FINALLY WE HAVE SOMEONE WHO RECOGNIZED OUR FALLEN HEROES . THANK YOU Q


Sean Kennedy October 17, 2006 5:54 pm (Pacific time)

Romantic pictures of young men and women dying for a tyrant and for oil does not make you a patriot; only another exploiter.


Greg Warnock, OWVA October 17, 2006 5:34 pm (Pacific time)

I spoke with Q last week. He is genuine and profoundly respectful. Oregon War Veterans Association is making a nice financial contribution to his efforts. We have also agreed to accept charitable contributions on his behalf. 100% of funds raised will go directly to Q, who has asked to serve War Veterans under our umbrella. You can contact us at: staff@owva.org Oregon War Veterans Association


Tyffani October 17, 2006 5:16 pm (Pacific time)

Q- you are truly one of the greatest people in our nation right now. I wish this could get out to a more national news channel. It could prove to be fruitful. I wish I had money to send to you, and if I ever do I will. Thank you so much for what you do.


Susan Westerfield October 17, 2006 4:55 pm (Pacific time)

Q is our Heroes Hero. He photograghs so respectfully showing the emotion but not to invade the privacy of the greiving family and freinds. He captures the Honor that is so carefully lifted from our beloved heroes place of rest and with love honor and respect then meticulously folded and inspected. Q is a man with a huge heart with love for his country and everybody in it. Join me in helping Q continue in his efforts to Keep the Memories Of Our Fallen Heroes From Drifting Away.


GRIZZ October 17, 2006 4:55 pm (Pacific time)

Q, Your photos are truely awesome, and when you post them for missions, they show just how much emotion you capture. Several of the photos have been used on my screensaver. Thank you for your service.


Jason S October 17, 2006 4:03 pm (Pacific time)

Q you are a patriot sir!,and a great American.God bless you!


Raylene October 17, 2006 3:55 pm (Pacific time)

Finally some well deserved recognition for a behind the scenes hero. God Bless You Q!!


Belinda Hayner October 17, 2006 3:28 pm (Pacific time)

I meet Q in Rainier WA when he came to our home town HERO service..Q your wonderful a true ANGEL..


rvnsshadow October 17, 2006 3:09 pm (Pacific time)

I've seen the evidence of this mans war that no one will be forgotten..if he has anything to do with it..thank you....for capturing memories..


Lawana A Soldiers Mom October 17, 2006 12:13 pm (Pacific time)

Does he do an "Awesome" job or what?! I have never seen anyone do what he has. While my son is still alive and serving, I always look at the photos that he takes. For someone to take the time and not get paid for this just makes him an "Angel" to all of those families that he has done this for. God Bless you Q.


Faith Powell October 17, 2006 11:58 am (Pacific time)

I am proud to include Q as one of my friends. He is a noble person who does a noble service. This article was long overdue.


Matt Johnson October 17, 2006 11:37 am (Pacific time)

Amen to that, Q should not have to struggle to perform such a noble duty, out with those check books!


Carlos October 17, 2006 11:35 am (Pacific time)

Q is one of the best human beings I have ever encountered. His work should be lauded, yet he remains humble. I have featured Q on my Myspace blog, and will do so again in the near future. Thank you, Q, for your tireless work!


J.P. Farmer October 17, 2006 11:35 am (Pacific time)

Ok EVERYONE...lET'S GET OUT THOSE CHECKBOOKS and help Q. What a caring man!


Sandy Murphy October 17, 2006 10:47 am (Pacific time)

Q is doing a great thing not only for the soldiers that have lost there lives but for there families as well.I am honored to Have a Friend like him. Q is a good man that is doing all he can to make sure the heroes now don't feel the same way as the heroes from the past and that NONE are ever forgotten!! THANK YOU Q!! Proud Army Wife.


Cristina October 17, 2006 10:18 am (Pacific time)

Q is a angel. He has taken his time to make all of us feel like we are worth something , especially at the time of sorrow. I love hs website for our Fallen Heroes.


Kathleen October 17, 2006 10:06 am (Pacific time)

Q and I have been friends for a while. I too, am a photographer. I asked Q one day if and when my father passed away if he would photograph the service, because I knew I could not do it. He humbly accepted. One mone later, my fater who was a Viet Nam War Vet and a forensic homicide detective, dropped dead of a heat attack. Q was there. I was so moved by the emotion of the images he captured during a solumn occasion. His mission is selfless and driven. He helps so many families in their time of most impending grief. Thank you Tim, for offering such a great and accurate profile of a wonderful man. Best wishes and God Speed on your trip over seas.


Rebecca Benko October 17, 2006 9:56 am (Pacific time)

Q,is an extrodinary person who cares about our soliders,no one asked him to do what he does he does it because he cares about our troops ,I am an army wife and I'm glad and proud to know Q,is out there caring about every troop overseas.I want to say Thank You,to a hero named Q.


Iri Kaijanniemi October 17, 2006 9:50 am (Pacific time)

I'm proud and grateful of what Q Madp is doing. Everyone should be.


Henry Ruark October 17, 2006 8:53 am (Pacific time)

To all: This one, displaying deep sensitivities surrounded by rational and reasonable behavior, should do much to improve and strengthen some of the dialog we've been seeing regarding parallel situations. We should be proud of this approach by S-N and lend support in any possible way.

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