The following letters and messages were from the storyline involving Phillip's being taken hostage in 2005.
Phillip's Video Message to Belle and Kate, aired March 11th and 14th, 2005.
You listen to me mom, do not, do not let this destroy you. You understand me? If I die it will be in service of my country, and there is nothing I believe in more. Belle, my wife, my love, how am I supposed to even begin saying goodbye to you? How am I supposed to even begin telling you how much you mean to me or how happy you've made me? You have brought so much joy into my life, and even though the time we had together was way too short, I thank God for the memories that we do have because they've gotten me through some pretty tough times while I've been here, and these are memories that I'm going to take with me to my grave. Memories of the most beautiful, most kind and selfless person I have ever known. I have to go now sweetie. You take care of yourself. Just know that even though I'm not with you that I've never left you, and I will always be with you in your heart watching over you, loving you, protecting you for the rest of your life. Goodbye Belle.
Belle found the following video message from Shawn on April 21-22nd, 2005. Shawn had left with Rex and others to try and rescue Phillip.
I'm sorry I can't tell you what I'm about to do before I go, but you'd only try and stop me, and I can't let that happen. I'm doing this for you, and us, and I'm making this video and putting it in our special place because I know if anything happens to me, if I'm captured or killed, then I know that you will go to that place and you'll find this video and I'll have my chance to say goodbye. But first, I love you. I always have, and I always will.
Rex left Mimi a message on his computer, which she found on April 25th, 2005.
In case you haven't gotten the message, I love you Mimi, and I
want to marry you, to love, honor and protect you for the rest of my life. I dream of our future together and the children we'll have. I know we can't have children of our own, but it doesn't
matter. We'll adopt. The more the merrier. You're going to be a super mom, Mimi, because you're fun and you're kind and the most honest person I know.
Phillip dictated this letter for Shawn on June 6th, 2005 after he was injured in the mine field.
Shawn I dont know how to thank you for what you did. For organizing the mission to rescue me. I know you did it for Belles sake, but you put your life on the line and for that I will always be grateful. You would have made a great marine. Brady, Rex and Lucas too. I just need you to do one more thing. Please be there for my wife when she gets the news about me. It wont be easy for Belle to hear that Ive been hurt. Tell her not to worry, Im going to make it. Ill do whatever it takes to get back to her so we can have the future that we planned. Tell her also that I love her and I cant wait to be with her, and that nothing will ever come between us again.