I cannot believe that it has almost been a year since I heard what happened to you. I miss you so much, you always brought a smile to my face when we talked on IM and Myspace. I will always remember you that way. Rest in Peace “Bane”
Met your sister on the weekend.... / Sandy (None)
I had a chance meeting with your sister on Saturday November 11th, 2006...it lasted about 3 minutes but she had a Tshirt on with your picture and told me a little bit about you. Clearly you were loved by many and will be missed forever.
I wanted to send my thanks to you and your family. You were protecting the freedom of us all, including my family that you have never met.
My prayers are with you and your family.
Veterans Day / Matt Mayer (Roomate) Today is Veterans Day, a day to not only honor those who have given all for this country but to honor anyone who has served this great nation in the armed forces. I ask that everyone today who knows someone who is a veteran to take some time out of there day to say thank you for all they do, trust me it means more to us than you may think. So Spence I am thinking of you today, thank you for being a veteran of two american wars. God bless and Rest In Peace.
Your friend SGT Matt Mayer
Rememberance Day / Jeannine Robertson (Sister) Spencer, I wanted to be the first to write to you on this rememberance day. Not that I don't remember you each and every day. Jordan's school honored you yesterday as well as our high school. You have become quite a celebrity these days. You have touched so many people in so many different ways it is unbelieveable!!!!! You are missed by so many people, but I don't think anyone misses you more than mom,dad,and me. My heart still breaks everytime it hits me that you are never coming back. I feel very alone at times when I know that we will never talk or see each other as long as I am on this earth. I look forward to the day when we are all together as a family again. Look after Larah today at her gym meet and watch over my family and our geezers. I truly believe that you know how much we miss and love you. You will be in my thoughts today and forever. Love your Brat Sister.....Jeannine.
I'm Spc Ursi and I'm a soldier currently in Iraq right now. I never got the chance to know Sgt Akers but I got the chance of having his sister as my "Soldiers Angel." She has supported me through my deployment, gave me moral courage, and is very proud of her brother and loves him dearly. I want to say that I'm very thankful for having a soldier like Sgt Akers as my comrade. All us soldiers fighting the enemies of the United States in close combat are family and we are all comrades. You will always be remembered and thanks for being a guardian of freedom and the American way of life. God Bless You!!!!!
Etched in Stone / Vicki Groll (Ricks mom ) Well Spencer, Your LTBF memorial dedication was yesterday. It was beautiful! Sunny warm day for Oct.7th. Many family and friends were there. Now you name is truly etched in stone forever. We will not forget.
Always Missing You! / Kimberly Just simply missing you.
Never Forget 9-11 / Kimberly Even though it was 9 months and 3 days ago that we lost you....it was 5 years ago today that I believe it all began. Today being a day to remember those who lost their lives as a direct result of terrorists acts on America....I think of it also as the day that became the reason you went to Iraq. Had this day never happened 5 years ago, November 21st would not of happend and neither would December 8th. I think about you so often. As I am sitting here at your desk that your mom and dad gave to me and typing on my computer...I look up to see your picture sitting on the shelf along with your Best Buy name tag that you wore not so long ago. My life will never be the same having cared so deeply about someone that is now gone forever. I talk about you all of the time, every chance I get...every new person I meet....they didn't have to know you, but I'll be sure that they knew of you and now they won't ever forget you. It's not everyday that someone you knew would be so selfless and put themselves in such incredible danger of losing their own life....just for the safety of others. I admire what you did Spencer Akers. I wish I would not of taken for granted the relationship and then friendship that we had. I wish I could turn back the hands of time and live the old saying, "If I would of known then what I know now", but I can't. I have to hold onto the reality that everything happens for a reason and be happy that you lived your life doing what you wanted to do, what you believed in and for others. I miss you and I will never take your picture down or delete your old number from my cell phone. It'll always be there, just as you are in my heart.
Thank you for being you....and know that I have always truly and deeply cared for you even if I didn't show it.
Labor Day 2006 / Kimberly I thank God that the pain of you being gone is no where near what it used to be, but I still think about you all of the time and miss you like crazy. Life has been pretty hectic for me lately....as I'm sure you know if your looking down, but the moments where I have time to sit here alone and think of the reality of life and what you gave....it hurts all over again. I miss you Spencer Akers....and ALWAYS will.
thank you / Teresa (none, but a soldiers wife ) i just wanted to say thank you to whoever did this web site, i was sitting at work today and it popped up and its very hard to read but it is the absolute truth, i am very sorry for your loss, but he sounded like a good man who knew what he wanted to do and did it until the day he passed. my prayers are with you.
GOD BLESS / Becky Williams (none) THIS IS A TOUCHING AND HEART WARMING WEB SITE. MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU ALL. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!
Who would have thought / Matt Mayer (Roomate) Looking at this site today I noticed that over 100 tributes have been left, and 184 candles have been lit and some by total strangers. See Spence you did touch lives and continue to do so. So I ask that you continue to watch over those people who's lives you touched. Be with the newest group of Michigan soldiers who just left for Iraq and all those currently over there. Love you man! Take care up there, and thanks for giving the Tigers a little love this year, I know you did that for me!
Thursday, AUG 03 / Gary Smith I see your face and all the memories and your spirit rush back to me. I tell stories about you to people because I always looked up to you. I don't know how to explain your character to people. Only the people how know you understand. I sure miss you. I miss waiting for guard weekends and knowing, though I really didn't want to go, you'd be there and things would be more of an entertaining event rather than a boring weekend. Anyway, I miss ya. Wierd writing this knowing you are watching.
Thoughts are with you and your fallen brothers / Vicki G. Ricks Mom (friend)
Spencer, Thinking of you today as the memorial services for Sgt Dreasky is being held. Knowing that you have all the "boys" with you now and you will watch over those left behind. Rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.
A message for you. / Jamison Yager (BattleBuddy) Hey man. I believe you read these things, I think a lot of other people do to. I havn't wrote in a while, and I wanted to let you know I hadn't forgotten you. I promised to drink a beer with you, and I'm still planning on doing it. I wear a bracelet with your name on it now, and when people ask me about it, I tell them it was my sergeant and my friend, who gave his life for freedom, and I tell them a story about you, so that you wont ever be forgotten. When my daughter can talk, I'll teach her about the memorial on my office wall, and about my bracelet, which both bare your name, and I'll tell her that you were one of the best men and soldiers I ever had the honor to meet. Sherri and I are going to try to have another baby, and I hope it's a boy, because we both agree that his name should be Spencer. When I'm wearing my uniform, dealing with soldiers, I sometimes have to step back, and ask myself, what would Akers say, how would he deal with this? You always kept me going, in the cold, in the rain, no matter how tired, sleepy or hungry. You made us laugh in the worst times and reminded us of our duty in the best.. When we were deploying, someone was talking about dying, and I told them, "You're in the national guard, you're not going to die." You told me to shut up and do push ups. Well, that soldier didn't die man, but you did. And I'll never forgive myself for saying that, until I can touch my longneck bottle to yours and say "This drink is for you, Sergeant. Thanks for giving me so much, and asking me to be the best soldier I can." God bless you bro. I'll see you soon.
missing you more than ever / Jeannine-Brat Sister Robertson (sister) Dear Baby Brother As this fourth of July came and went I was with my family in Manitoba. I was watching all of the kids laugh and light their fireworks as they ran up and down the beach with out a care in the world. I sat quietly and as the tears came down my face I somely remembered that FREEDOM ISN'T FREE and as their innocents turned to laughter I was remembering saying good-bye to you in that hospital in Texas. I was remembering the sacrifice YOU made so we could all live happy and safe. Words can't say enough every month when the 8th passes. As I can only think of your last breath on this earth. I will never let people forget you...that is a promise and a vow between you and me.....I love you so much and I think of you every minute of every day.................Please never forget me. I love you Spencer-boar JL....your sis
INDEPENDENCE DAY.....GOD BLESS OUR MILITARY THIS 4th OF JULY 2006 / Kimberly
You are my hero and always will be... I wish it didn't take this to open my eyes to what our Military does for us. Even more important is how it made me realize how much I cared about you and made me realize what a selfless, amazing guy you were. Not a day passes that I don't think of you... I miss you more then words can describe... I thank-you for being you. Everyday I wish I could turn back the hands of time and make things turn out differently. How do you show enough appreciation for what you gave? I love you, I miss you and I will ALWAYS remember you!
To My Best Man / Derek Pahl (My Best Man )
Can't go the 4th without thinking of you bud. You and me are alike in this area where this sentimental crap is just that, however bud you meant the world to alot of people and gave your world for the people. So on a day like today thank you for protecting our world so we can continue to give our world to our loved ones.
Got the Bingo League Auctions done, just about ready to start the draft. I am using your intials as my team Acro for the season, so make sure you send some of that divine blessing for us. BTW, sorry just because you became a Hero still isn't enough for me to put any of those damn Cowboys on my roster. Although Owens I might consider.
Taylr and the wife send their love, Shayln still talks about you alot. Thanks for looking over them when I can't. BTW, I see we have been getting alot of Thunder and Lightning this year, so if you could please keep it down up there I would appreicate it!!!
Love ya brother!!!
Fourth of July / Matt Mayer (Roomate) This Tuesday is the birth of our great country. On behalf of a grateful nation I want to say thank you for giving your life so that I can sit here today and be free in the greatest country in the world. You are a perfect example that anybody can make a difference is this world. I want you to know that not a day goes by that I don't stop and think of you and what you have done. I want everyone who reads this to stop and think of Spencer while they are having there cookouts and fireworks this Fourth of July. Happy birthday to the US of A, I love you Spencer.
Matt Mayer (Meat)
PS Bert Joined the Army, our little Bert, who would have thought.
friend/ Five O. Spence,
Even though you & I never really got to know each other too well when I was in. I want to thank you for all you did for me and my family. You will never be forgotten