Tributes
This Memorial Page Established by -Joshua Cemper
In Honor Of Spc. Joseph B. Cemper
A Great Grandson, A Grandson, A Son, A Husband, A Father, A Brother, A Nephew, A
Cousin... Just as Joseph sacrificed his life protecting the ideals that sustain this country and
made him the great man and hero that he is and will always be. God Bless You Joseph Brian
Cemper. He conducted his life and executed his duty staying true to those character traits. I
have never known a man with a bigger heart, or a more caring soul. Having paid the ultimate
price in the service of his country, I take solace in the fact that he is with our Heavenly Father.
I do not understand God’s plan. I do not understand why Joseph was taken home so early in
his life. But I do know the sovereignty of God. His name is synonymous with terms like Style,
Charisma, Leader, Compassionate, Humble, and Loving. He loved his family and would do
anything to protect them. He loved his country just as much...

April 30, 2011
Stacey & Bernie Norwood
We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of SPC. Cemper and we honor his
distinguished service to the cause of freedom and liberty. Sadly, America has lost one of its
finest heroes, the U.S. has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of
character and courage, which they will love and respect forever. Today, because of the
sacrifice SPC. Cemper has made, the house of freedom is stronger, sturdier, and more secure.

To the family and friends, of SPC. Cemper, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray
for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to carry on.
Just as you were always with him when he was deployed overseas, know that he will always
be with you wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact
that SPC. Cemper was a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be
admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never
be forgotten.

"Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never
be repaid, they have earned our undying gratitude. America will never, ever forget their
sacrifices."

SPC. Cemper the flag of the United States of America has your blood sewn into the fabric; it
shall forever wave in your honor.

Freedom requires sacrifice the protected will never know.

Patriot Guard Riders of South Texas

April 29, 2011
Wyatt Holday
Rip,  Bro

April 27, 2011
Donna & Edward Carper
Donna and I would like to extend our condolences to the entire Cemper family in hearing of
Joe's sacrifice for his country.  He will truly be missed here in Warrensburg and in this
house.  We only met him a few times, but he left a big impression on Donna and myself. His
beeming face and broad smile could warm you to the bone.  While he was here at our home
he was nothing short of a perfect gentleman and proper soldier.  He so remined me of a few
young troopers I mentored when I was on active duty back in the 1970's and 80's.  He was
always the true gentleman when asking questions about Vietnam and was ever so courteous
and cautious in his asking me about my experiences in that war. The only thing I can think of
why God would call him home so early in life is because he must have made the same
impression on him, that he did on me and he need his favorite angle back home, with that
glowing face and broad smile to brighten up heaven just a little mo!
re. Angie, Gene, we are truly sorry for your loss. God bless and keep you both.
The Carper's

April 25, 2011
Ozark Mtn. Blue Star Mothers
The Ozark Mountain Blue Star Mothers Chapter, Branson, MO., wish to honor Spc. Joseph B.
Cemper, one of our nations fallen heroes.  Thank you for your service to our country.  You
served with honor and pride and that is how you will be remembered.  God bless you and
your family.

Frank & Linda Marth
Thank you to the Cemper military family, for the many sacrifices of serving our country.  
Thank you for protecting our freedom and standing up for what is right in this world.  Our son
Derek was Noah's roommate in Warrensburg.  We are so sorry to hear of Joseph, your (our)
fallen soldier.  Our hearts go out to your family.  May God wrap his loving arms around you
with peace and comfort.

April 23, 2011
Robert and Carol Bassham Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Ca.
May God Bless and keep the Cemper Family. My Wife and I live across the street from Mike,
Ramona and Tanner Cemper.  We are doing every thing we can to help in their time of loss.  
The Cempers are America.  We pray now that Josh and Tanner will carry the Flag Foreward.  ;
It's all about Respect The Cempers are now a Gold Star Family.

April 20, 2011
Scott Knudsen
The Nebraska Patriot Guard Riders stand ready to Honor our True American Hero SPC
Joseph Cemper on his final journey home. Most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the
family and friends.

Scott Knudsen, PGR Nebraska State Captain
jscottknudsen@hotmail.com   402-680-7598

LeslieBrown
I am so proud of you!  I will never be able to repay the sacrifice you made by serving our
country.  I will hold dear your goofy smile and bright attitude.  It was an honor to have been
one of your teachers. God Speed to Heaven...you will be missed.

The Billinger Family
Joseph Brian Cemper, with a smile that lit up the world anywhere he went.  With a heart, and
compassion for everyone he met.  A hand that was always extended to help and a laugh that
was contagious.  We were privileged to know your family and to be a part of your lives.  You
are a hero that gave the ultimate sacrifice for us.  Your legacy will live on through your
beautiful son who will know what an outstanding man and human being his father and his
dad was.  We will be forever grateful Joseph for knowing you and forever grateful for
protecting us and our freedoms.  We love you, and will miss you always.

April 19, 2011
Debra Huffmaster
Joseph, I will forever remember the young man who entered my life and the life of my family;
and, I will always be grateful for the light you shared with me and everyone you encountered.  
The love in your heart and that beautiful smile of yours will carry on in Liam.  God bless you,
Joseph; rest peacefully; and, know how many lives you touched.  I love you and will always
miss you.

Roger Ervine
God Bless you for the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Our hearts are with your family and friends.

Nancy Hill
You have touched many lives. Your smile and sense of humor has been the sunshine on the
cloudy days. The other day you were the young man working hard to win the game coming
off the field for your Gatorade, always with a Thank You.  Now you are smiling down on all of
us. You will never be forgot for all that you have done for others.

Tanya Bush
To the family of Spc. Cemper,
I am truly sorry for the loss of your loved one. I know this will not bring him back to you, but
its all I can say.

I want to extend to you a hand of compassion and knowledge. My Son n law was killed in 05
out of Ft. Campbell ALSO. I live VERY close to you.

Our Josh left behind a baby also. I want you to know that I will help you in anyway I can as
this is a very long hard road. So many mountains to climb and every one in Spc. Cemper
young life will travel in different steps and stages of grief know that you are supported and
loved, know that when you are ready my hand is extended and I am willing to help in anyway I
can. Know that if that hole gets dark and you cant see your way out that I am a phone call
away, I will be happy to help you with All the Military  Resources that you will need, and wade
threw the questions and what if's.

God Bless you and your family and friends as you go threw this time and pain, I will keep you
in my thoughts prayers and heart.

Tanya Bush    
momwithwings1963@yahoo.com

Linda Eaton
To the family of Joseph Cemper:  With heart felt sympathy and gratitude to Joseph for his
service to his country. His sacrifice for our great nation is felt by so many--those who knew
him and those who knew of him. My son is at FOB Sharana now and told me of Joseph's
death. He knew him from high school. Our son was deeply upset by the news. Words cannot
adequately express the loss of your son. Please know that you're in our thoughts and
prayers during this difficult time.
Spc. Joseph B. Cemper

United States Army
KIA 16 April 2011, Afghanistan
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21, of Warrensburg, Mo.; assigned to the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment
Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; died April 16 at Forward Operating Base
Gamberi, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an Afghan National Army soldier attacked him
with multiple grenades. Also killed were Capt. Charles E. Ridgley Jr., Sgt. 1st Class Charles L.
Adkins, Sgt. Linda L. Pierre and Staff Sgt. Cynthia R. Taylor.