Tributes
This Memorial Page Established by -Dottie Callina
Sgt. Paul Saylor, of Bremen, Georgia, died in Al Mahmudiyah, Iraq, August 15, 2005.  Sgt.
Saylor was assigned to the Army National Guard's 48th Brigade, 108th Scout Division.  Sgt.
Saylor was 21 years old.

Those left to mourn the loss of their beloved Paul are his mom Patti, his father Jamie, his
brother Jamie, his grandma Faye, Aunts Kay, Dottie, Linda and her husband Johnny.  Also
his cousins John, Shannon, Kayla and Sommer and too many friends to mention.

Because of the way Paul's body was returned to his family, changes were made to the Military
Bill.  This was done with the help of Senator Saxby Chambliss, Senator Johnny Isakson and
especially Congressman Phil Gingrey.  

Congressman Gingrey toured Iraq and implemented classes now required on how to properly
care for our fallen soldiers.  He was also responsible for asking for a bill to change the name
of the post office in Bremen, Georgia to the Sgt. Paul Saylor Post Office.  The bill passed with
no problem.

Paul was a kind, caring and compassionate person who went out of his way to help others.  
At his funeral service, many were surprised to find out the many ways in which he helped
others.

Paul was also known for his beautiful smile.  It was a smile you would never forget.

Paul's family and friends support our troops and thank them for their dedication and service
to our country.  We know that our freedom is never free and it is because of the brave men
and women of the United States military that we remain free.

Paul will be missed forever but his light, smile and his sacrifice to our country will forever
remain in our hearts.

August 25, 2016
Dottie Callina
To our beloved Paul,

On August 26, 2016, Bremen High School will officially dedicate their new scoreboard named
for you and our veterans. The name of the scoreboard is the "Paul Saylor Memorial &
Veterans Scoreboard."

Many have been so generous, including a concert given by your brother Jamie, in making
this a reality.

Your plaque is so beautiful showing your senior photo and your beautiful smile. Oh, how I
miss that smile...

Most of your family and friends will be at the dedication service and the football team is
playing Bowden! Help Bremen win please!!!

My heart aches, even 11 years later, when I think of you. Your mom just did a video of you
singing "Knowing What I Know About Heaven" and wow, she did such a wonderful job.

I know you are at complete peace, knowing joy and happiness beyond our comprehension.
And thanks to our Lord and Savior, I will see you again one day.

But until that time, I continue to miss you, holding you, hugging you, telling you how much I
loved you, sorry, love you.

I hope you will be smiling down on us at the scoreboard dedication. I know you will be in my
heart.

Loving you forever, forever in my heart, my precious Paul.


Aunt Dottie

August 15, 2015
Dottie Callina
To our beloved Paul. Today is the 10th anniversary of the day that changed our lives forever.
In some ways I can't believe it has been 10 years and in others, it seems like yesterday that
we received the news.

God has provided great comfort and strength to each of us and allowed us to move forward.
But one thing remains the same - you will always be a part of this family. Death cannot take
that away!

We talk about you, remember all the good, and some of the not so good, times. I cherish
these memories. I still know what it feels like to hug you, to hold your hand, to hear you
speak, no, death can't take those away.

There are many people today who are honoring and remembering you and we are so grateful.
To so many you are a hero, and yes, to us too. But you are also just our Paul, who we loved
and for so long, could not imagine living without you.

Your mom has been such a great source of inspiration to all of us. Her great faith in God has
kept her strong through the darkest nights and the fight she fought for you. No greater love
than a mother's love.....

Oh how I wish I could have one more conversation with you, one more hug, one more of
everything.....

But we will meet again because of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and that brings me joy
and comfort.

So until that time, loving you forever, forever in our hearts.

January 11, 2014
Dottie Callina
To Our Dear Paul,

A New Year has begun and with that a reminder that it will be another year without you. You
remain very much on all our hearts and we talk about you all the time.

Your beautiful smile and all the acts of kindness you did are a testament to what a loving
person you were.

I hope that I will see you in many dreams this year. God's great mercy and grace allows us to
continue with a life filled with joy and love but it will never be the same because you are not
with us.

You fill the silent moments, the empty parts of my heart, the stillness in the night when I just
want you to be here, in my arms.

You died an American hero, serving your country and helping those who had no freedoms
and couldn't not protect themselves.

You are a hero to me too but so much more.  You are my Paul, my beautiful nephew who held
a part of my heart that no one else ever will nor could ever heal.

So my love, until the day we are together again in heaven, smile down upon us.  I know there
are no tears in heaven, no sadness, only joy, love and peace beyond our comprehension.  
And that brings me joy.

Until that day Paul, loving you forever, forever in my heart.

Aunt Dottie


January 3, 2013
Dottie Callina
To Our Dear Paul,

2013 begins another year without you.  Truly God only knows how much we miss you and
how much you are loved.  God has allowed us to have joy and happiness in our lives and we
do as this is not only what you would want for us, but it is a way to honor your memory.  The
love each one of us has for you will never die and you will always, always be a part of this
family.  We talk about you, laugh about you and of course cry about you and how much you
are missed.  We have many cherished and precious memories that we hold dear that brings
smiles to our faces.  And one of the things we and others talk most about you is your big,
beautiful smile.  

Sometimes when the sadness gets too hard, I close my eyes and listen to a few select songs.  
I see you in heaven, dancing with a huge smile on your face.  I have to smile too although my
heart aches so much just to hug you one more time, to tell you how much I love you one
more time and just to hear you say hello Aunt Dottie one more time.

You made my life better Paul.  The one thing I can be assured of is that you knew how much I
loved you before you died.  That will never change.

Loving you forever Paul, forever in my heart.

Aunt Dottie

July 4, 2012
Dottie Callina
Today is the 4th of July, 2012.  Your entire family misses you so much everyday but on days
such as this, we remember the great sacrifice you paid for our freedom.  You will forever
remain in our hearts as all we have to do is close our eyes and see your beautiful smile.  Paul,
you are an American hero but to us, you will always be our Paul.  Loving you forever, forever
in our hearts.

December 28, 2011
Paul Saylor's Family
Not a day goes by that we do not think of our Paul.  God has provided us His comfort and
peace allowing us to know Paul is with our Lord and happy beyond our comprehension.  We
were so blessed to love Paul and to be loved by Paul.  Paul's smile could light up a room and
his heart was filled with compassion.  He wanted to make a difference in this world and he
did.  Although he was only 21 years old when he died, he had already done more than most
people did in a lifetime.  The best way we can honor Paul's memory is to live a life of integrity
and to help others.  Paul would also want us to laugh and have joy in our lives again.  We will
never be the same without our beloved Paul but the cherished memories we hold in our
hearts of Paul will sustain us through dark times and allow us to see that there can be joy and
hope.  Paul is a hero and will forever be a hero, in our hearts, minds and to the American
people.  Death will never diminish our love for Paul and Paul will forever remain a part of his
family who loves him so very, very much.

Dottie Callina
In memory of Sgt. Paul Saylor, our beloved family and American hero.  His brother Jamie
wrote this about Paul - "A Great Man Does Not Have To Talk.  His Legacy Is Left By The
Way He Walked."  Our lives will never be the same without our Paul but we remain
strong and proud of Paul's dedication and the ultimate sacrifice he paid for our freedom and
the freedom of those who could not fight for themselves.  There is a saying that “death leaves
a heart no one can heal.  Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”  Paul will forever be a part
of our family.  He remains so very close in our hearts and we speak of him often.  As
Christians we know that we will see our beloved Paul again and that brings us great comfort.  
Until that time, we hold cherished memories in our hearts, close our eyes to see Paul’s
beautiful smile and dimples, and remember all the ways he helped others, in ways we never
knew until after he left us.  Loving you forever Paul, forever!
in our hearts.
Sgt. Paul A. Saylor
United States Army
KIA 15 August 2005, Iraq
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21, of Norcross, Ga.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 108th Armor Regiment, Georgia Army National
Guard, Calhoun, Ga.; killed Aug. 15 when his Humvee accidentally rolled over into a canal in
Mahmudiyah, Iraq. Also killed were Sgt. Thomas J. Strickland and Spc. Joshua P. Dingler.