OBITUARY

GMSN Connor Alan McQuagge

August 21, 1996May 26, 2016

Connor Alan McQuagge was born in Perm, Russia, August 21, 1996 and was adopted into the excited, waiting, and loving home of Troy Alan McQuagge and his wife Sandra. Gunner’s Mate Seaman Connor Alan McQuagge was serving on the USS Harpers Ferry, deployed to the Red Sea as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S. military effort to eliminate ISIS, at the time of his passing. Connor is survived by his mother, Sandra Jean Dominy and her husband Steven Dominy, his father, Troy McQuagge and his fiancée Randi Stokes, one brother, Wesley Alan McQuagge and his paternal grandmother, Maris McQuagge. Private burial will be at DFW National Veterans Cemetery in Dallas with full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Connor’s name to Sky’s The Limit, a program to support youth in crisis, at-risk teens and their families. The mission of this program is to provide youth in crisis a way to achieve their maximum potential. Donations can be sent via mail to Sky’s the Limit Fund, 510A Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035. Please be sure to include Connor’s name and the “Designated Program” of Wingate Wilderness with your check. Donations can also be made on line at: http://www.skysthelimitfund.org/make-donation In the “Tribute Type” choose “In Memory of”, in “Tribute Information” enter “Connor Alan McQuagge” and in the “Designated Program” enter “Wingate Wilderness.”

REMEMBERING

GMSN Connor Alan McQuagge

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Ellie Wood

October 28, 2018

Today, October 28, 2018, I ran the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington DC and chose to run my race in honor of Gunners Mate Seaman Connor A. McQuagge. I chose to wear his name as I am from Utah and wanted to honor a local young man from my state. I was wearing my “wear blue run to remember” shirt with his name pinned on my back. Even though I did not know him I was honored to think of his sacrifice and service to our country many times during the race, especially during the “blue mile” at mile 12. I’m so sorry for your loss and please know he is not forgotten.

Emily Porter

May 26, 2018

Connor was my best friend, he was the most selfless person i had ever met. always trying to love other first and always loving others. Connor was so special to me i can not believe it has already been two years. my favorite memory with him was always talking to him about our mutual love of Texas. taking about our adventures we would talk around the world on our road trip. Words cant even describe how much i miss him. my heart is still broken as much as it was the day i found out the news. i frequently find myself listening to our favorite songs just listening enjoying feeling his spirit.

Charlene Alexander

August 23, 2016

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Charlene Alexander

August 23, 2016

Dear Sandra, Steve, Jill and family
I'm sorry about the loss of such a BELOVED son and brother! Please know that my prayers and friendship are with you as you grieve. I pray that your love for Connor will be a source of strength and increased faith, hope, and love. May Mary the Mother of Jesus console you!

Lynne Neibert

June 15, 2016

Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (ps4fs2@gmail.com) is an organization (formed 2009) with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church of Mechanicsburg, PA would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your loved one

James Kallus

June 12, 2016

I truly enjoyed getting to know Connor in my formative years. I remembered him as being kind, genuine, and whole-hearted as a person and a friend. I am truly sorry for your loss, and I want you to know that Connor proved to be a great help towards my life, a good friend, and was most likely of the greatest service to this country. On my side he will definitely be missed.

Cheyenne McCartney

June 12, 2016

Connor was one of my best friends.. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be greatly mourned all across the country.

Betsy Spencer

June 12, 2016

I don't know any of you but I saw his death on the news and was deeply saddened by it. Any of us who have children, know how devastating the death of a child would be so I wanted you to know that I am praying for you and will continue to pray that the Lord will give you strength for each day and peace.

Patty Babiarz

June 9, 2016

My son is also on the USS Harper's Ferry and was friends with Connor. My heart goes out to your family. I will keep you in my prayers in time your heart will heal and Connors memory will live on. Thank you for serving Connor R I P
Patty Babiarz,Franklin Park, il

Dawn Samuelsen

June 9, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. My son is on the USS Harper's Ferry and I just wanted you to know that families all across the country are grieving your son. Our thought and prayers go out to you.

FROM THE FAMILY