This Memorial Page Established by- Rose Camero-Gill
December 19, 2008
My precious Steve it has been almost four years since Jesus called you home. Not a day or a
moment goes by that I don't miss your smiling face and your special hugs. I know that you
died doing what you wanted to do.  I miss those special dinners you would make when I
would get home tired from work. Mr. Underpants, your puppy, is doing well. Son, know that I
will always long to hug you once more, to hear your voice once again, but until we meet again
on the other side, I will keep your memory alive. As you left us that day, I know that Jesus
said, "well done thou good and faithful servant, welcome home!"
Your mom, Rose

March 14, 2009
Rose Camero-Gill
Dear Family and Friends,
It has been almost fours years since Steve went home to be with Jesus and the Gill family
still hurts 24/7 hours per day.  Please continue to keep us in your daily prayers. A special
"salute" to all the troops, Marines, and friends who call, write notes and give us words of
encouragement.  No, this won't bring him back, but at least your remember the cost of
freedom for the Gill family, Semper Fi and may the Lord Jesus bless you, and keep you and
make his face to shine upon you.  
Gold Star Parents, Bill Gill , Rose Camero-Gill and Gold Star Brother, James Douglas Gill.

Jan 15, 2009
Mary Alice Rich
To the family of Cpl. Steven Gill,
First of all, I am so sorry for your loss.  I read about your son in NEWSWEEK last year and
was so moved by his beautiful letter to you, his family. As a composer of orchestral and
chamber music, I wrote a piece in his honor called LETTERS FROM THE FALLEN.  It has
been performed by cellists from Dallas and Ft. Worth, and I have a recording which I would
like to share with you if you would not mind my sending it to you.  It cannot bring your son
back, but it was inspired by him and is one small attempt to honor his memory.
Mary Alice Rich
Dallas, TX  
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we will forward your request to her.

Jan 05, 2009
Marsha Chesbro
I am so proud to be an American because of your sacrifice. Thank you Clp.Steven Gill
Cpl. Steven P. Gill
United States Marine Corps
KIA 21 July 2005, Iraq
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Texas Marine dies in Iraq

Associated Press

ROUND ROCK, Texas — A 24-year-old Marine reservist killed in an explosion during a combat
operation in Iraq was moved to enlist by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Cpl. Steven P. Gill, of Round Rock, died Thursday near Zaidon, Iraq, after an improvised explosive
device went off. He had embarked on his first tour of duty in Iraq in March.

“We’ve lost a piece of our heart today,” said Bill Gill, the Marine’s father.

At least 159 Texas service members have died in Iraq since the war began in March 2003,
according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

Gill enrolled at Concordia University, studying at campuses in Austin and Lake Forest, Ill., after
graduating from Westwood High School in 1999.

His father said Gill had planned to enter the seminary. He later decided to be a youth minister
because of his love of children and his own involvement in church youth groups.

Then came the Sept. 11 attacks.

“He was moved by what happened on 9-11,” Bill Gill said. “When he saw those towers crashing,
he had to do something.”

While Steven Gill wanted to enlist immediately, his father persuaded him to finish the semester. In
January 2002, Gill joined the Marines.

He was assigned to the 4th Marine Division, 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, based in San Antonio,
the same unit his father served in years ago.

His brother, 27-year-old James Gill, is a member of the Army National Guard.

“He knew the sacrifice he might be called to make, and he accepted that,” his father said.