Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Cpl. Bernard P. Corpuz

28, of Watsonville, ornia.
Corpuz died in Ghanzi, Afghanistan, from wounds sustained when his convoy came under enemy small arms fire and an improvised explosive device detonated during combat operations. He was assigned to the 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion, 504th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on June 11, 2006.

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"Still missing you! I know you hear me when I talk to you. I read your letters often and recall memories. You know my heart is with our family and I hope one day we'll all be together again. Love you always! <3"
Jenny Corpuz of Shawnee, KS (for now). *831 CA*

"To Bernard, thinking of you and all our fallen not just today Memorial Day, but everyday. Wishing you peace and always gratitude for all that you have given for our country."
Donna Teresa of Salinas, CA

"Never forget you, Bernard."
Matthew Jones of Ft. Huachuca, AZ

"June 11, 2010
Hi Bernard,
It's 4 years today. I can't help but read and re-read articles and posts from different people today. It's hard because I'm still waiting to pick you up from the airport with you mom.
I miss you so much... and I'm still waiting...."
Janet Corpuz of Watsonville, CA

"Bernard: We love you and think of you all the time. God introduced us on earth but he needed an angel with your smile and your brave heart in heaven. We miss you greatly."
Mr. and Mrs. Lopez of Los Angeles, CA, USA

"To the Corpuz Family,
Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. May God bless each and everyone of you."
M. Corpuz-Abenoja of Woodinville Washington

"I wear your name on my wrist and think of you daily. Thank you for all you gave."
Katrina Hanson of www.herobraclets.org

"Remembering you on this Veterans Day, for the ultimate sacrifice you have made. Thank you for My freedoms brave hero. May you rest well in Gods loving embrace, and may peace come to your family and loved ones for the sacrifice they have also made."
William Taylor / Fellow Veteran of BONITA SPRINGS, FL

"Happy Belated Birthday Corporal!!!!"
MMoore of Alta Loma, CA USA

"To the family of:Bernard P. Corpuz I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"

"May the lord cradle your heart in time of grief....

Freedom is a priveledge that was given to us, thanks for the freedom we're enjoying today because of the heroes like you who gave everything. Mabuhay and mga bayani."
Danny Corpuz of Fort Wayne,IN

"September 14, 2007
To the family of Cpl. Bernard P. Corpuz:
Bernard gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"God Bless..."
Jill Desmond, widow Sgt. Dennis J Boles of Homosassa, FL USA

"As a former professor of Bernard's, I want to express my condolences to Bernard's family. I have extremely fond memoires of him from the University of La Verne, where he took my history courses and where I taught until 2001. A curious, sharp mind, Bernard was one of the brightest and most sincere students I've ever taught. I feel a profound sense of loss."
James D. Le Sueur of Lincoln, Nebraska

"Bernard! You will always be missed. We all know you were one of the best battle buddies a guy could ever have! I still think about you and will never forget the times we spent together and the loving family who misses you. God Bless and I hope we meet again..."
SPC Alex Blais of San Antonio, TX

"TO THE CORPUZ FAMILY
I AM VERY SORRY TO SAY HOW VERY SORRY THAT YOU SON BERNARD HAS FALLEN BUT I CAN SAY THIS HE DID NOT GIVE UP WITHOUT A FIGHT. MY SELF AND YOUR SON WERE CLOSE BECAUSE HE WOULD COME TALK TO ME ON HOW THINGS WERE AND HOW PROUD HE WAS TO SERVE WITH ME AND MY FELLOW SOLDIER'S. I WAS THE ONE WHO WAS VERY PROUD TO SERVE WITH YOUR SON. MYSELF AND DOC MULGARA DONE EVRYTHING WITH IN OUR POWER TO KEEP HIM ALIVE AS LONG AS WE DID. THE GRATITUDE THAT I ONLY WANTED WAS TO SEE HIM COME UP TO ME AND SAY THANK YOU FOR WHAT I HAD DONE. MYSELF AND DOC BREATHED AND PUMPED HIS HEART FOR 50 MIN. OR MORE. I THANK YOU MR. AND MRS. CORPUZ FOR LETTING YOUR SON TO SERVE IN OUR PROUD ARMY TODAY. THAT DAY WHEN EVERYTHING HAPPENED WAS THE DAY I KNEW WHAT IT MENT TO BE A NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER. THIS IS MY SORROW TO YOU. BECAUSE IT HURTS ME THE MOST BECAUSE I AM A PARENT MYSELF. I WISH THAT I COULD HAVE SEEN YOUR SON ONE LAST TIME TO SAY BYE! YOUR SON WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN IN MY MIND AND MY HEART."
SGT. Evans, Kemosi A. of FORT DRUM, NY/ US.

"Breeenaad, I will miss you! We only had great times, and that is what I will always remember you for.
I thank God for your friendship and your smile.

I will always remember your beautiful long black hair that you had when I met you in Brandt Hall @ ULV. I will never forget how you would play "Eye of the Tiger" every single day to get yourself going!!! That song has special meaning to me.

Our security here comes at the highest price. Thank you for your life and your bravery.
You are very loved and will be missed by many."
Mia Moore of Inland Empire Area, CA/USA

"Corpuz, I heard at drill last month about the convoy attack. It was the first time that someone I knew on a personal level was killed since this all began on 9/11, and it was a really strange feeling. Thanks for the good times, and for introducing me to Drakken. I keep struggling with the decision to volunteer for deployment, so help me make the right decision. See you when I see you."
SPC Denton, Philip E. of Madison, Wisconsin

"I miss you buddy, DLI was a lot of fun and I cant believe that I will never see you again, I look back at the good times with painfull joy, you were a great friend and one of the best soldiers I have ever known, rest in peace and know that we miss you down here."
SPC Ryan Goodfellow of Tacoma WA

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, Bernard will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!
"

"Thank you Bernard Corpuz, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Cpl. Bernard Corpuz:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Bernard for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Cpl. Bernard Corpuz:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Bernard, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on