Corey Edwin Garver

June 20, 1987June 23, 2013

Sgt. Corey Edwin Garver, of Topsham, a member of Bravo Company, 1/506 Infantry Regiment, Fourth Combat Infantry Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, was killed in action on June 23 near Zormat, Afghanistan, when his patrol came under fire.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Va. On Wednesday, July 10, from noon to 2 p.m., a visitation will be held followed by interment at Arlington National Cemetery at 3 p.m.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 9, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, July 10, 2013
  • Military Honors Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Corey Edwin Garver

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Kelly Garver-Verrill

October 10, 2017

This is the first time I have been able to come onto this site and have read the condolences to Corey and our family and I realize, this first time I was able to read his obituary.
Corey's funeral was probably the most spiritually draining yet profound, uplifting experience of my life in ways and for reasons I will never be able to express. I am generally at great peace with the matter, but there are times my heart aches so terribly. It may seem so small, but the kind words of love and care packages sent in Corey's honor give me a peace and simple assurance that make me so very grateful. Our family has suffered tremendously; my children (oldest in particular who is old enough to remember his relationship with Corey) and especially my parents. Words fail me, and I'm useless when it comes to emotional matters. But I love you so much Corey. Our military, out country and this entire world, I love so tenderly. I know you are ok. We are all ok.

Charlie Gili

July 14, 2016

We would like to express our deepest condolences and to also let the Garver Family know that we recently sent Care Packages to American troops in Afghanistan. Each box carried a dedication sheet that includes the name, service information and a photo of your loved one, US Army Sergeant Corey E. Garver. We recognize that this is a humble tribute, but we wanted you to know that it is heartfelt and made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals in the youth hockey community and beyond. We will not forget. May God Bless you and keep you strong.
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign

Emily Miller

December 13, 2015

Reaper 17D

June 23, 2014

I'm sorry we didn't find it. But you live on with me everyday.

Tanya Buttner

May 10, 2014

My sincere condolences to SGT Garver's family. My son Corbin Buttner served with Corey and called him a friend. Corbin called me from Afghanistan to have me visit Corey in Arlington, VA in August 2013. He wanted me to pay respects for him and the rest of Corey's buddies since they were still in Afghanistan and couldn't do it themselves. I just wanted you to know the devotion Corey's friends held for him then and forever.

Sgt James Yates

February 21, 2014

Sgt Garver, I never had the priveledge of meeting you. I was part of the 402d EN CO and to you and your family I would like to thank you for risking your life to save mine. I wear your hero bracelet every day on my wrist and you will never be forgotten.

S MacDaniel

August 10, 2013

I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Corey will never be forgotten.

For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I'm home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I'm only a civilian
And I don't even know if it's allowed

But I salute you; allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.

For those missing in action;
for those who didn't make it home.
I know you're in God's presence you are not alone.
For every neatly folded flag;
for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.

I salute you, allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.

I salute you .

I Salute You.

Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt
Colonie, NY
SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq

Lynne Neibert

August 6, 2013

Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers ( is an organization 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 would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your loved one's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne

S. Kroenwetter

July 28, 2013

To the Garver Family, Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one and Hero Corey, and my sincerest gratitude for his service for our country.
God Bless you Sgt. Corey E. will not be forgotten.

Kevin Sisson

July 14, 2013

We are very saddened by the loss of Sgt. Garver, but thank you to him and his family for his service and his sacrifice. He will always be in our hearts. The Family of 2nd LT Justin L. Sisson, 101st ABN, 506th, 4th Brigade, A Company, KIA Chamkani, June 3, 2013.