- 20 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 18, 1991
- Date of passing: Aug 19, 2011
|Let the memory of Douglas be with us forever|
Pfc. DOUGLAS L. CORDO KINGSTON- Pfc. Douglas L. Cordo, United States Army died Friday August 19, 2011 in Zabul, Afghanistan. Doug was born in Kingston, on July 18, 1991. He attended Kingston Schools, and graduated from the Kingston High School, Class of 2009. He played junior varsity high school football, Kingston Little League, Babe Ruth and soccer. Doug took a great amount of pleasure in making people laugh, he loved to drive, liked fast cars, the New York Jets and the New York Yankees. He entered The United States Army in March of 2010. An infantryman assigned to the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team of The 25th Infantry Division based in Fort Wainwright , Alaska, Doug was contemplating a career in law enforcement, possibly with The New York State Police upon his discharge in approximately two years. Doug is survived by his mother and stepfather Tracy Litts Karson and Christopher Karson of Hurleyville; maternal grandmother Sandra Litts, of Glasco; aunts, and uncles, Jody Skinner, and her husband John of Kingston; Debbie Elmendorf, and her husband Charles, of Glasco; Marilyn Bentley, and her husband Brian, of Kingston; Ashey Litts, of Ulster Park; Alan Litts, Kingston and Barry Whitaker of Burnt Hills, great-uncle Raymond Whitaker of Kingston; cousins, Daniel Bentley, Zachary Bentley, Collin Bentley, Rebecca Elmendorf, Chloe Litts, Jayden Litts, and Lucien Litts. Special acknowledgment to his friends, Dave Sember, Tyler Feeney, Cody Bennett, John Newell, , Evan Lasher and Kayla Simon. Doug was predeceased by his grandfather, Harry E. Litts, cousin Charles Elmendorf.
"Greater love has no man than this, that a man gives up his life for his friends.
Rest easy now.
"Happy birthday..........NEVER FORGOTTEN!"
"I never knew you, but became connected by your heroic sacrifice. Your mom lost a son this day, but Heaven gained a Hero."
"MY FOSTER PARENT TRACY KARSON TOLD ME A LOT OF STUFF ABOUT DOUG TO ME AND I AM SORRY FOR MY FOSTER PARENTS LOST OF HER SON DOUGLAS.L.CORDO"
"Lest I keep my complacent way I must remember somewhere out there a person died for me today. As long as there must be war, I ask and I must answer was I worth dying for?”
"I love you with all of my heart. I met you when I was born and at that time I didn't realize how much you'd mean to me. I had a crush on you when I was really little and as I grew up I saw you as a brother and you were always someone I could go to if I ever needed help. I Love you so much and you mean the world to me. I miss you everyday but I always find my self smiling because that's all you ever made me do smile and laugh. I love you and I always will."
"when we went to school doug always made me laugh and even when we went to high school and he got quite popular he never forgot who his friends were. he is missed and never forgotten"
"I knew Doug. He was more than a friend to me. He was a Brother. We were family I knew deploying with him that he had my back as I had his. When we were in Alaska we had nerf guns and cleared the hallways shooting everyone in our path. He would wear the most rediculous hats and he didnt care what people thought about him. If he could make people laugh and people happy then he was all for it"
"Tracy- I did not know Doug but my son Jeff used to hang out with him in high school. He still talks about him as they both shared the Army life. He is our hero, too. God bless you and your memories."
"Tracy I didn't know your son Doug,but knew you for many years.All that I read about Doug he sure was a angel from heaven.My heart aches for you and wish I could turn back time for you.I want to take you for sharing doug with me and my god bless his soul for everything he has done....My thought and Prayers are with you always...R.I.P our Hero"
"I know Doug always knew that he was one of my favorite Meagher Kids. I never tired of seeing his cute little smile which I was blessed to see frequently from Kindergarten until 5th grade and then some. That shy smile became as big as his heart entertaining his friends and comrades. 2 yrs a hero and never to be forgotten! RIP"
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