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American War Cemetery

In Memory of Our Fallen Warriors

At The Battle Within, we understand that honoring the memory of loved ones who have passed away is integral to the healing process. We are grateful to the families who have shared their stories and memories with us, allowing us to honor the Veterans and First Responders who have left us.

If you'd like to honor your Veteran or First Responder, please fill out the Form, and our team will be in touch to have your page added.

Brian M. McCord

Brian M. McCord

December 9, 1971 – February 22, 2023

We want to express our heartfelt thanks for the outpouring of love and support we have received in memory of Brian. As a veteran, Brian would be deeply touched by the generosity and kindness of those who have contributed to The Battle Within in his honor.

Jay E. Smith

Jay Smith

January 31, 1974 - October 1, 2023

Jay was a funny, helpful, and caring individual who touched the lives of many. He proudly served in the Army from 1992 to 1995. During his military service, Jay excelled as an OH-58 Kiowa Observer, holding the rank of Specialist. The family appreciates your generosity in contributing to The Battle Within in his honor.

Steve Colladay

Steve Colloday

January 27th, 1942 - February 23, 2024

A staunch advocate for the military and first responders, Steve’s compassion and dedication led him to serve as a consultant and volunteer mentor for VA Vet Centers across five states. His invaluable contributions extended to Regional Vet Center staff training events in the Pacific and Midwestern regions. As an Interfaith Chaplain with the DFW Airport Interfaith Chaplaincy, he offered solace and support to military personnel in transit from Iraq/Afghanistan.

Steve's mentorship within The Battle Within program in the Kansas City area was a testament to his deep commitment to supporting veterans and first responders as they navigated the challenges of post-traumatic stress. His dedication went beyond simple guidance; Steve poured his heart into understanding and empathizing with the struggles faced by these heroes. His approach was personal, always aiming to connect on a human level, offering strategies for coping, a listening ear, a shoulder to lean on, and a voice of encouragement. Steve's efforts were about healing and empowering each individual to recognize their strength and resilience. Through his compassionate mentorship, Steve became a beacon of hope and a source of unwavering support for those fighting to reclaim their lives from the shadows of their experiences.

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