Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. David J. Almazan

27, of Van Nuys, California.
Almazan died in Hit, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Almazan was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany. Died on August 27, 2006.

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"Killer"
of Irak

"You are still thought about everyday when I look at my tattoo honoring you and our other brothers that were taken in war. It was an honor to serve with you and let it be known ALMAZAN was one hell of a medic that cares and again it was an honor friend. I'm broken hearted in this life by what I have seen in war. I look forward to honoring you in my music when it's finally ready. You drive me more than you would have ever known. For me there is no letting go. <>"
SGT SPRINGER 3/7 FA of VA

"Less we not weep for the dead for they are with the Father.
God Bless the faceless family of David. And thank you for letting me spend the time I did with him. My life is and will always be more full."
SFC Smith 3/7 FA

"To the family of:David J. Almazan
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""

"David was a good friend. he was my medic when we deployed OEF5. He was the guy we could always count on to be there when we needed him. i just wish i could of been there for himn when he needed me. NEVER FORGET"
jason of new york

"”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to the hero’s Mother, Father and/or spouse. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Almost 2,150 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
This is a gift! We have wonderful sponsors who help with the costs, and want you know that everyone here at Project Compassion does and will always CARE.
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna
Projectcompassion@manti.com
www.heropaintings.com"
Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3"
Scott Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"DEAR ALMAZAN FAMILY, PLEASE ACCEPT OUR CONDOLENCES ON YOUR LOSS OF DAVID."
PAM DANNY REID of SAGINAW,TX.

"March 18, 2008
To the family of Sgt. David J. Almazan:
David 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

"If you are able,
save them a place
inside of you
and save one backward glance
when you are leaving
for the places they can
no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say
you loved them,
though you may
or may not have always.
Take what they have left
and what they have taught you
with their dying
and keep it with your own.
And in that time
when men decide and feel safe
to call the war insane,
take one moment to embrace
those gentle heroes
you left behind.
Major Michael Davis O'Donnell
1 January 1970
Dak To, Vietnam"
William D. Taylor of Bonita Springs Fl

"A million thanks to you for the ultimate sacrifice. The old cliche is so true, "Freedom isn't Free" and your life bears witness to that. To your mother and father and loved ones, I pray that God will grant his GRACE and MERCY on their lives each and every day. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten!!"
KHC of paducah, kentucky

"My family and I offer our most sincere condolences to the family of SGT Almazan. He will not be forgotten."
Bre Blackwell of Friedburg, Germany

"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, David will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!
"

"He's a hero! David touched so many people by his actions and deeds including you. What a legacy. David has left a bit of his spirit in every person he met. He impacted his "brothers" probably more then he ever knew because he was so humble. God Bless you always. You know where I'm at when you need me! You're forever in our hearts, you're family!! We Love You Sal,"
Kimm of Mililani, HI, USA

"Hey man we miss you. I was looking up your name and i found this and i wanted to leave you a message. All of us in the section miss you very much and love you. You were a great man and truly a great friend. I know you will be looking down and protecting us.
"tropic lightning""
Sgt. Jeremy O'Mealey, US ARMY, 25th ID, 3-7 field artillery of FOB warrior, Iraq

"David,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Deeds Not Words"(36th Inf. Motto)"

"Thank you David Almazan, 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. David Almazan:
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 David 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. David Almazan:
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 David, 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