David J. Stidman

Here you can read what others had to say about David, and you can leave your own memories to share with other friends of David. This is a website where you can remember David and all he lived for.

Here are the comments taken from David’s facebook page, if you leave a comment on his facebook it will be copied and posted here as well.

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Matt Salvatico

Mr. Stidman please accept my deepest condolences. I’m a Marine that was under his charge. David is probably one of the biggest influences in my life. Him deploying with me was an amazing chance to learn and grow. And I’ve learned alot through him. Be proud of your son.

V/R

LCpl Brian Coykendall

August 2 at 7:45pm

Dwayne Stidman thanks I could not have had a better son and glade to know that he will be remimbered

August 2 at 7:54pm

Matt Salvatico Always

August 2 at 7:57pm ·

Dwayne Stidman thanks

August 2 at 7:58pm

Cody Powers

I’m so sorry for your lost Mr. Stidman. You raised a fantastic son who was always respectful to anyone he came across. I deployed with your son and spent much time with him when we were stuck in Kuwait on the way home. We always talked about riding our harleys and he kept me sane while we were there. He will be deeply missed.

August 2 at 8:43pm

Dwayne Stidman thanks it is nice to hear about him he never talked much and we ran out of time to talk about his time in the corp

August 2 at 8:48pm

Thomas Neal Merriam Jr. Mr Stidman I am a friend of David’s from Scarface… He and I went climbing together and I had planned on stopping to see him on my way home to Georgia. I thought I would let you know our CO had a formation today and he told the squadron about David. He is one of my best friends and one of the brightest, most well rounded, all around good guy’s I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

August 3 at 3:37am ·

Amanda Verdoorn I am so sorry Mr. Stidman. I didn’t know your son long but he was an amazing person.

August 4 at 11:59am

Shane Patrick Evan Prouty Mr. Stidman I am one of david’s friends, we worked in the same shop and for most of this deployment we worked the same shift, we stayed up late nights building random new toys to pass the long days, new work out machines, making and working on our bikes, trying to add a leaf blower motor to a bike haha we had some good times! Later in life when I look back at my marine corp career those are the good times that will stand out! David always talked about what a great man you where and I could tell how much he looked up to you.. I’m truly sorry. shane

August 3 at 5:45pm ·

Christine Nguyen Mr. Stidman, i’m sorry! I’m heart strucken. He was a sweet guy. I remember when he and I hung out. Please let me know more information when you can.

August 3 at 9:19pm · Like

Dwayne Stidman thank you many people have said nice things and its good to hear he had good friends. I have more info on my site as well. if you need it

August 3 at 9:25pm ·

Claudia Lorena Campos My dearest condolences Mr. Stidman. David was always a wonderful young man. I’m heartbroken at the thought of him being gone, he was always a wonderful friend. I still remember him teaching me how to rock climb last summer.

August 3 at 9:44pm

Christine Nguyen Claudia, he shared a lot of firsts with everyone. Just like how I shared his first to In-n-out. Man, David was surely laughing with me and at you that night.

August 3 at 9:51pm ·

Jeff Hartman I am so sorry for your loss Mr. Stidman. David was a good friend of mine and we spent many days together hunting ducks in California. I am going to miss him dearly and am very regretful that I did not get to see him after his return from Afganistan. My thoughts and prayers are with you and David.

August 4 at 12:37pm ·

Tyson Antle Going to miss you kid and I’ll always remember our Afghany talent show…..RIP.

August 4 at 10:03pm

Jason Rosado Miss you brother. RIP.

August 4 at 7:00pm ·

Brittany Carney Rest in Peace. I love and miss you dearly.

August 4 at 5:32pm

Kate Connell R.I.P. David. You were such a sweetheart. I send my love and prayers to all your family and loved ones.

August 5 at 8:49pm ·

Dan Mindy Curtis We are going to miss you bro. Your time came too soon. Rest in peace!

August 5 at 7:48pm

Raul Fuster

No, that is not the price of your son. The SOB should have been held without bail. He should have to visit all of his brothers and sisters in Camp Pendleton and New River and have some alone time in a room with them. I’m sure we would have a great time telling him what a great guy David was and in between endure our wrath.
He will be missed.

August 5 at 10:40pm ·

Raul Fuster

I’m so sorry sir. I wish there was something I, we (his fellow Marines) could do. I know you hear that a lot, but I would.
I don’t know if he told you about the time we spent at Disney. He was so excited to be on Walt Disney’s private rail road car touring Disney and we had the car to ourselves. I have to say that that is how I will remember your son. That and his goofy antics. Studmuffin will be missed.

August 5 at 10:45pm · Like

James Allen Majors It was an honor deploying to Iraq with you in 2008. You were a hard working Marine and always had a winning smile. You were a man of honor. R.I.P. buddy.

Raul Fuster You will be missed, Studmuffin. It was a privilege to know have know you.

Raul Fuster If the SOB doesn’t plea out. I think as many of us, if we can make it, get in Blues or Alphas and sit in the court room. I have to say that if I’m able I would be in the front row. Think of the impact of having even a squad of Marines in the courtroom.

Joe Moore Mr Stidman, i was shocked to hear about this tragedy. I served with David at Scarface. He was a very good Marine and awesome person. We BBQ’d a few times together while we were in Afghanistan and worked about 10 feet from each other. He talked alot about you and his plans of going to school to get his engineering degree. He could build anything. All of our gym equipment was built by him. He worked so hard to do it. Just for the gratification of seeing the finished product. He will be missed forever by his Marine brothers.

August 6 at 12:27am

Jessi Hardin Its very rare that someone comes into your life that has such a profound effect on you, and even more rare that they leave so quickly, making that effect stronger. I was lucky to have known you if even for such a short time! I had a dream you showed me your scars last night, but in reality, you told me you were OK, wherever you are. I choose to believe you

August 7 at 11:32am · 

Brittany Carney I found the perfect song for your memorial, In Loving Memory Of, by Alterbridge. Every bit of the song reminds me of you. I’ll love you always big brother.

Jessi Hardin It was one week ago tonight that I looked upon your smile and saw your eyes sparkle one last time. I will live in that night until the day I die and consider myself blessed that I even had that opportunity at all. RIP David Stidman

Josh Pendley I met David for the first time back in May-June out in Seattle, WA on a mountaineering trip. He was just an all around great guy who you could always count on. He saved my ass several times when rock climbing and navigating up some pretty harsh terrain. I was looking forwards to conquering more mountains with you. You will be missed my friend.

August 10 at 7:09pm ·

Rebekah Seetharaman I was on the same trip with David. He was one of the most memorable people I’ve ever met, and I offer my sincere condolences to his family. I learned a lot from him and will never forget him. I will be sure to wear red on Thursday in his honor. If I remember right, all his climbing gear was red.

August 10 at 7:53pm ·

Nik Seetharaman I didn’t know David, but he was a fellow comrade in arms. My wife climbed in the Cascades with him, and it’s obvious he made a lasting impact on everyone he met. RIP Marine. Blue skies and shimmering peaks.

August 11 at 9:29pm

Mirian Gilbert UNTIL WE RIDE AGAIN

August 11 at 11:04pm ·

Mirian Gilbert

THE WIND WISPS ACROSS THE CHIMES
AND GENTLY PAST MY FACE
AND BLOWS ACROSS THE GREEN OAK TREES
AND UPON THE SHIMMERING LAKES
IT CARRIES THE LEAVES AS IF THEY’RE SAILING
THROUGH THE SKY SO BLUE
AND CARESSES MY SWEET MEMORIES
AND BRINGS ME THOUGHTS OF YOU
I CAN SEE YOUR BEAUTIFUL SMILE
AND YOUR HANDSOME FACE
AND THANK GOD IN HEAVEN THAT OUR LIVES
YOU TRULY GRACED
I FEEL THE BREEZE UPON MY FACE LIKE WHEN WE USE TO RIDE
WE SEE THE COLORS WAVING STRONG
AND IT FILLS OUR HEARTS WITH PRIDE
FOR THE NEXT TIME THAT WE SEE YOU
AND WE’RE HOME AGAIN
WE WILL RIDE HEAVENS HIGHWAYS
SIDE BY SIDE
MY BOY, MY HERO, MY FRIEND

BY MIRIAN GILBERT

© 2010

August 11 at 11:04pm

Jason Zachman Thanks for everything back in school will remember you always………. Wish i would have known about it, and been there yesterday, i am proud to have known you. RIP forever FRIEND

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Tiffany Villagomez I knew David from high school. My deepest condolences to his father. For david to survive multiple tours in Iraq and pass on this way should be a wake up call to everyone. Rest in peace.

August 15 at 11:14am · Comment · Like

April Littleton I wish I could’ve been there for your memorial!!! I remember you very much and will definitely miss you!!! You lived your life well from what I hear and read; it’s just a shame it ended the way it did!

August 15 at 11:27pm · Comment · Like

Emily Monge i went to the memorial. showed up a little late but i was there. i will greatly miss David. he was a true hero and a handsome guy. i graduated with him the same year (2005) and at the same school (B.F. Terry High). we were both in the same class in 5th grade and attended A.F.J.R.O.T.C together at Lamar as well as also attended summer leadership school to become an officer. He was a great officer and leader. he will be greatly missed by all his friends and family who knew him. R.I.P David. i will soon post up a picture that i have of him when i get a chance to scan it so that i can place it on his wall.

August 17 at 10:22pm ·

Raul Fuster I served with David, Stidman or Studmuffin as I knew him, in California. We deployed together in 2 tours in Iraq. He could always make you laugh. My greatest memory of him was at Disneyland. My wife use to work there and she got us on the Lilly Bell, Walt Disneys private kabooz. From what David told us he loved trains and was thrilled to have a private ride on Disneys priave car.
Semper Fi Devil. You will never be forgotten.

August 17 at 11:06pm ·

Allen Michael Cruz What’s going on bro?! I still say you should’ve been a Soldier with me. You could’ve been my crew chief on a UH-60. But you were so damn set on being a Marine. Haha!! Still sucks, man. Well, brother, we never got that drink together or got to swap any war stories, but I’ll have one for you. You take care. We’ll be seeing you later.

October 7 at 11:24pm

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