State Police seek witnesses to Saturd...

State Police seek witnesses to Saturday motorcycle fatal crash

There are 40 comments on the Asbury Park Press Online story from Jun 25, 2007, titled State Police seek witnesses to Saturday motorcycle fatal crash. In it, Asbury Park Press Online reports that:

State Police continue to seek witnesses to a fatal motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon on the Garden State Parkway which spanned over a half mile span of the roadway, authorities said.

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MSG Saundra Lightner


#1 Jun 27, 2007
What can I say about Nesbitt?? Oh my God he was a Great man and an Outstanding NCO. We worked together at Fort Bragg (659h Maint Co). He really took care of me and ALL the Soldiers in the Co. Always had a smile on his face. He called me Baby Girl and our other partner in crime MSG Sessom called me Little bit. The three of us had great times together. Dwayne Nesbitt will be missed by ALL.
Love Your FRIEND, Saundra Marie Lightner
MSG Tonya Latham

Herndon, VA

#2 Jun 27, 2007
Nes was one of the few GOOD NCOs left in the army. I knew him as far back as an high speed E-4 working at the 659th warehouse at Ft Bragg. I recently graduated with him from ANCOC and boy did we have fun. He still was very funny and loved life and his son. Nes will be missed by me and the rest of our ANCOC class.

Long Branch, NJ

#3 Jun 27, 2007
I had the unfortunite chance of seeing this young lifeless body on the side of the GSP covered with a blanket as his mortoecycle layed against the median pointing in the souther direction on the north bound of the GSP. I did not see the accident but I was so sad for this man and his family that I wanted to find an email or forum or maybe even a picture of this, I'm sure, kind sole and say that I know he will be missed and not just his family and friends are praying for him but so are complete strangers. R.I.P. Dwayne L. Nesbitt.

Pinehurst, NC

#4 Jun 28, 2007
When I first met Nesbitt at MSG Sessoms birthday party

He was a genuine person who made the people around him feel good.

I have his picture in the foyer of our home and there it will stay

Until we meet again

Rest In Peace

Love Karla Sessoms

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#5 Jun 29, 2007
We served together in 659th Maint.Bn. We were Plt. SGT MSG Lightner(LIL BIT) was Regulator 1/7, NES (DO DIRTY) was Regulator 2/7, MSG SESSOMS (BIGG SESS) was Regulator 3/7 and SFC HUDSON (MAD MAN)was Regulator 4/7. With that said we extend a long heart felt salute to brother. I will sleep well tonight brother knowing that you are on watch.
SSG Nova

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Jun 29, 2007
It truly is a small world. We were in the same Recruiting Brigade and I didn't even know it.
I too served with MSG Nesbitt in the 659th Maint. Co.. At that time I was a "high speed" SPC trying to make a name for myself. I'll never forget the day when shortly after completing PLDC he asked to see my 1059. After reviewing it he handed it back to me and simply stated "you made the commandants list". I beamed with pride from my achievement, I was really arrogant back then. He shook his head, rolled his eyes, smiled then asked....... "Nova, what are you going to do when you're not number one?". In my mind I thought not number one? What is this NCO talking about? I was upset!..... I didn't get it then,(too inexperienced) but I get it now.
There have been many times in the last five years that I thought about him and that day. His infinite wisdom. I will always have a lot of respect for him. He was an outstanding NCO, a true motivator of soldiers.
My heart felt condolences go out to his family and friends.
MSG Nesbitt, you will truly be missed. Rest in peace.
Dime Perth Amboy NJ

Union, NJ

#7 Jul 2, 2007
I just returned from the funeral and I still can't believe he is gone. I got the call Saturday night after it happen, thinking it was him calling to tell me he was running late to hang out. Instead it was bad news. My heart went heavy so fast I didn't know what to do or who to call for comfort. The week was real rough for me to handle. As the days went by leading up to the funeral, I thought about all the good times we shared and know I know in my heart he went while doing something he loved doing. He will be truely missed by all, now he can always see me coming and going. Love you and RIP.

Perry, GA

#8 Jul 3, 2007
I remember Nez way back in 1997, when I was just a PV2 we were assigned to 1-159th AVN in Bragg. Nez was just an E-5 at the time and he was my first NCO. We had our good and bad times as I was developing into a soldier. Nez really cared for his soldiers, therefore, I can relate to most of the comments posted. I was really shocked to hear the news. I worked under Nez for about four years until he PCS to Korea. He made me the NCO I am today. I remember him helping me out with my running on Saturdays by coming to my apartment and going running with me. He will be missed.
1SG Gary Stiteler

Macomb, MI

#9 Jul 3, 2007
I had the plessure to be the last leader MSG Nesbitt will ever have. When you talk so kindly in his passing people tend to think it was due to the passing. I will tell you that in life or passing Nez was the epitome of what an NCO is. I wrote his last two NCOER's and would like to quote one of them "a future CSM". This NCO brought plessure to leading Soldiers. To anyone who reads this please understand Irvin lost a father, his family lost a sibling, the Army lost a LEADER, and we all lost a friend. RIP my Brother!
Erin Berryhill

Fayetteville, NC

#10 Jul 4, 2007
i served under Sgt Nesbitt at 659th maint co.He was a great leader and friend i was a problemed soldier so to speak and he straightened me out the best he could ill miss him a lot
James Donald Nesbitt Jr

Troy, MI

#11 Jul 8, 2007
I just wanted to thank everyone for the wonderful comments about my little brother. I feel so good inside to know that Dwayne touched some many lives in a good and positive way. To the friends, fellow soldiers, and even the passing by strangers on that fateful day, my heartfelt thanks go out to you.
SFC Johnson Dennis

Fayetteville, NC

#12 Jul 18, 2007
RIP NEZ, I was very suprise when i heard the news. We were great friends i just spoke to Nez about a month before the accident, we we deployed to Iraq together, was a great friend and frat brother you will be always remembered my heart goes out to you family we lost a great leader but heaven gain a great SOLDIER keep looking down on us with a smile and when i look up i will smile back........


#13 Jul 19, 2007
I had the unfortunate luck of seeing this man also on the GSP half covered with a sheet, I am and was so disturbed by the lack of privacy in which he was just laying there, it was my birthday when he died, I was on my way to Wildwood to spend time with family and came upon this poor mans lifeless body - I am forever changed by this and hope that people learn that cars need to be aware of motorcycles and motorcycles need to be aware of cars - I hope his family knows that a lesson was learned hopefully by many because of his accident. I hope that he is resting well in peace even though it was a tragic accident that took his life.

Toms River, NJ

#14 Jul 21, 2007
To all of you that knew and loved Nez know not a day goes by that we don't think he is going to come walking up to us, what's good. The past 4 weeks have been hard on so many of us and I thank God that we have each other to reflect with. To his family, you have lost something wonderful, and we all feel your pain, we miss him so much. The mark he left will stay forever. I have lost friends in the pasdt but I have never experenced a overflow of emotion from adults to children have I have seen here.
To those of you that were there, I can not fathom the pain that you are going thru. Having heard the "stories" to see that happen must be unbearable.
To everyone just remember that we get one chance at life and one life to live so lets tell EVERYONE that you love, how much we love them and need them everyday.
Ride Hard and play to live.
CPT Sherdrick Rankin

Oneida, NY

#15 Sep 4, 2007
I served with SFC Nesbitt at Ft Bragg in 1-159th AVn as well. I was a SSG At the time and remember all the great advice SGT Nesbitt used to always give me and told me to go for the glory and do it all. I had no idea what happened until CSM(Ret) PRice gave me the word. Nez you wil be missed. RIP
SGT Torres Fredcy

Windermere, FL

#16 Dec 12, 2007
Oh! my god, I just found out about this tragedy...I knew SFC Nesbitt since we were in ft. bragg. We even went deployed to Iraq with the 659th Maintenance Co. He was my Platoon SGT, boy he really loved soldiers, he was really the cream of the crop. You will truly be missed. Rest in Peace.
Mark Hood

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#17 Apr 22, 2008
SFC Nesbitt was a true mentor and a well admired leader. He was my PSG when I was in 659th Maint Co. (FT Bragg,N.C). I truly learned alot about taking care of soldiers and he also preached lessons about life. Not only did SFC Nesbitt make me a better SGT he also made me a better man. I will truly miss Nez....
SFC Payne

Irving, TX

#18 May 9, 2008
I was saddened and shocked by the tragic accident that took my friends life, I had the honor and privilege of serving with one of the best NCO's that you can image. He will be surely missed. My prayers and thoughts go to his son Lil Dewayne. I still have his picture with me today and he will never be forgotten, and i will try to model my career and my love for my kids, just like MSG Nesbitt did ever day.

Kuwait, Kuwait

#19 Jun 22, 2008
It has been nearly a year (tomorrow) since you have departed and we still miss you. I say we because as one of your friends, we speak of your friendship and you all the time. This day is especially difficult as we reminisce about an outstanding leader, friend and life coach. You have always offered sound advice and always offered a lending hand to fellow friends and family. Nez you are gone but will never be forgotten. Spiritually you continue to have a great impact on each of us here. We find comfort in knowing that you are now an angel looking over us. You will always be remembered and as you would always say, "What's good?", we know that it's all good because we know that you are creating a new path up above and doing greater things in your heavenly home. We love you and will miss you always!!! Gone but never forgotten, never goodbye...but see you later.

Stamford, CT

#20 Jun 23, 2008
always tol me to reach for the stars really, helppped me achive my dream of entering the army. always there every strep of the way even after basic he was still there emailing and there when i had question or need help. i had nothing but great memories.

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