"Jeff you support all solders who have been harmed in a conflict, and I salute you for that, god bless you and Joyce that JJ will always be remembered as a 2 para warrior and hero to the Airborne fraternity."
"Just recovering from the JJ memorial Christmas diner. What an amazing night and a bunch of amazing people. Had such a great time. Jeff Joyce I'll love you forever.
Dave Gough "
"Truly a great loss for your family and friends and Regiment also your country.You fought well an hero forever jj,we will always remember you wherever we are.I spoke with your dad last week he is a proud man and works hard fundraising and keeping your memorial remembered,i can see where the proud soldier got his loyalty and pride from.God Bless you paratrooper your always in our thoughts.ex 4 para/reg.Dave Hall chairman of Land-Sea-Air"
"There's not a day goes by where I don't think about you, and on this day even more than ever. You will be airbourne forever JJ, watching over all you care about. You were one brave brave boy!xxxxx"
"Words alone cannot express my sympathy and sadness for all our airborne brothers and their families that are suffering in the service of our country.and lets hope this event helps to ease some of the pain"
"Looking forward to Saturday 18th. June,
Sincere regards to all."
David (Spud) Murphy
Maidens Green, Warfield,,
Maidens Green, Warfield,,
"Fantastic site, so sad at the loss of one so young. I think about these lads everyday. My Daughter's boyfriend is serving with 2 Para in Afghan at the moment. I am very proud of him and all Para's the best in the world bar none. Ex-1Para myself. Keep safe lads, keep low move fast."
"Unknown to stranger who may just read
A write to one who would believe
That he was born to do much more
Serving another in time of war
Young man of age but wise in years
Would fall to battle as father feared
For life, his blood of loin so young
Would come to rest with Heavens Son
His name JJ, best known as Doc
Became one more, special of flock
Serving country and fellow man
By choice landing on foreign land
Like angel he'd descend upon
From sky by chute, soldier took on
Family not his, children whose needs
Became his own, he'd intercede
School where five of innocence
Became 250 as much persistence
Would pave the way to educate
Before passing, before his mates
Soldier where dreams of his became
A wish all his where loss births pain
But in his passing he too would leave
A better place in heart conceived
There are but few who would give life
Serving mankind in war where strife
Becomes too much to just sit back
Watching the teli, deaths toll new facts
A man once boy would bring much change
Though some may view how war estranged
A local boy, why would he go
If Doc could he'd tell you so
Remember one who gave freedom
Remember son whose heart would lead him
To a place where it's foretold
A place where peace not war, GOD holds
Pte Jeff 'JJ' Doherty aka Doc
Killed in an ambush on June 12th 2008
while serving in Afghanistan
Learn more of this young man at
More than just a boy, a son who served
a purpose and became one with the Lord
Written by Edwin Flores
Poetical Me.. poetrypoem.com
"Keep the good work up lads and ladies and stay safe. merry xmas to you all"
"My 2010 calendar has brought a smile to my lips all year round, and many of my work mates too as I have it on my office wall.
Any chance of another for 2011.