Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Howard P. Allen

31, of Mesa, Arizona.
Allen died in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 860th Military Police Company, Phoenix, Arizona. Died on September 26, 2005.

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"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH

"Paul, you are missed my friend, I grieve for you. Thank you for your service and all the times we shared."
Paul Hutchinson of Mesa, Arizona

"March 18, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Howard P. Allen:
Howard 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

"It was an honor serving with you in Iraq."
Frank Alanis

"To the family of:Howard P. Allen 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"

"You and your family will always be in my thoughts and prayers! You were a good friend, I miss you Allen!"
Kevin Williams of Flagstaff, AZ

"my name is Cassidy and i am a volunteer for the Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run. We are a group of people that have built a memorial wall in Marsielles Illinois for all the fallen soldiers in Mideast conflicts since Beriut. Your loved one's name will be permenently added to this wall. For any further information visit our website www.ilfreedomrun.org please e-mail me at me1196@aol.com to let me know that you have recived this message. If you decide to come to this memorial on June 19th, 2006, you will recieve VIP seating and treatment for the cermonies that day. ALL OUR WELCOMING TO HONOR OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS
**Cassidy"
Cassidy of Brookfield/ILL/red,white,blue

"I am Very sorry for your Loss. My dad SGT Coedy D. James was a friend of SGT Allen when we got the news that my dad had carried SGT Allen back to base and that he was dead our whole family was sad. We will miss SGT Allen always and I wish the family the best."
Katherine James of El Mirage, Az

"Our sincerest condolences in your loss. Howard is a true American Hero and will never be forgotten. Our family has also suffered the loss of a family member in this battle for freedom. May God bless you during this difficult time."
Tammy McClain--azquail6@msn.com of Tucson, Az.

"To My Best Freind, even tho i was on leave at the time you have always been in my heart are jokes about being section 8 are funny arguments about tater or soup i talked to your wife online last night she bought your truck Man i Miss you and i will always miss my brother the only one who understood me"
SPC.Manuel A Castro(Damion)(Section 8) 860th mp co of Tucson,AZ

"To the Friends and Family of Sgt. Allen,

Our family grieves for you and with you. There are no words to express our sorrow for you loss, it hurts so badly to think of you having to live life without your Soldier. Sgt. Allen will be remembered as a hero and will be missed. God Bless him for giving the ultimate sacrifice.
We attended the candlelight vigil last nite....the video Sgt. Allen left to Patience and the children was very touching and heart-wrenching. You will all be in our prayers everyday. He walks with Frankie and all the other Heros who watch over us. Peace be with you.
Butch and Elaine Eames
Proud In-Laws of Sgt. Frank B.Hernandez,Jr.
KIA Feb.17,2005"
The Eames Family of Peoria, AZ

"Howard you are a true American hero, wether you believed in this war or not you upheld the oath you took to serve your country. You are a true American hero and I am very proud to have met you. My son is still over there with the rest of the brave men and women of the US armed forces and he is proud to have served alongside you as a fellow Reaper. My thoughts and prayers are with your wife Patience and your children. Thank you Howard, God bless you and your family"
Cyndi Erickson of Phoenix, Az USA

"I didn't know you Sgt. Allen but God bless you and your family!"
LB of Ma.

"Sgt Allen. Everyone misses you. You had a 'Can Do' attitude. You paid the ultimate sacrefice and I will not let it be in vain. We will carry on the fight for you and bring those who took you away from us to justice. Sleep well in God's arms my fellow Reaper."
Spc. Julien of 860th MP CO

"TO THE ALLEN FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. OUR HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH HOWARD AND YOUR FAMILY. HOWARD HAS TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF SO MANY. TO THOSE HEARTS HE HAS TOUCHED. ALL HOLD VERY PRECIOUS MEMORIES. THAT EACH HAVE SHARED TOGETHER, HOWARS WAS A MAN THAT TRUELY; HAD ACALLING IN LIFE. TO SERVE HIS COUNTRY RISKING EVERYTHING DAY IN AND DAY OUT WITHOUT RESERVATION TO HIMSELF. A REAL AMERICAN STORY OF A HERO! HOWARD THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY. MORE SO FOR BEING A MILITARY BROTHER TO OUR SON GREGORY. I REALIZE YOU TWO MAY NOT HAD KNOWN ONE ANOTHER PERSONALLY. YET, SOLDIERS ALWAYS PROJECT ONE ANOTHER FOR THE MISSION AND AS BANDS OF BROTHERS. AN WITH ALL YOUR SISTER'S. HOWARD YOU HAVE MADE THE HISTORY BOOKS. IN IRAQIAN, AMERICAN AND WORLD HISTORY. TO FIGHT OFF TERRORISM AND TO GIVE IRAQ, THE PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR FREEDOM. MY TEARS STLL FLOW FOR MY SON, AS WITH YOU AND ALL OUR FALLEN. MY PRAYS ARE WITH YOU HOWARD AND YOUR FAMILY. TO YOUR FAMILY REACH OUT TO THE POLITIVAL LEADERS IN YOUR COMMUNITY. TO HAVE A STREET NAMED AFTER HOWARD. HE IS A HERO, WE NEED TO HONOR EVERYDAY. FOR NOT HE SURELY, WILL BE FORGOTTEN. WHY? HE SERVED OUR COMMUNITIES, STATE AND MORE IMPORTANTLY OUR COUNTRY. THIS IS NOT ASKING TO MUCHOF HIS COMMUNITY. WAR AND CONFLICTS TAKES YEARS TO END. LET'S NOT PUT OFF WHAT? WE CAN DO FOR HOWARD TODAY!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"To Sgt. Howard Allen's family:
I am very saddened by the loss of your loved one. I've said a prayer for him and for your family. As I saw the picture of Paul with the kids in the Internet, I was deeply grieved but assured that he whole-heartedly loved his family. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I will pray that the Lord Jesus Christ will bring comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Howard, who continues to live on in your heart and your your family's memory.
I salute him and you!"
Bernard Reburiano of Woodstock, GA

"Paul,
Your sacrifice was not in vain. You will live on in the hearts and minds of those who loved and knew you best...forever young. Those of us who remain will do our best to honor your memory by proudly supporting the cause you died for. We will, together, provide love and support for your family in your stead and never let them forget the strength and bravery with which you lived and gave your life."
Gayle Zawacki of Phoenix, Arizona

"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, Howard will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
God Bless you ALWAYS.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Thank you Howard Allen, 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 Sgt. Howard Allen:
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 Howard 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 Sgt. Howard Allen:
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 Howard, 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