Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Thomas J. Barbieri

24, of Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Barbieri died when his patrol encountered enemy forces small arms fire during combat operations. Barbieri was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on August 23, 2006.

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"Tom - 7 years. Thinking about you. Thanks for still being the eye in the sky. Rico"
Rico of Florida

"To the family of:Thomas J. Barbieri
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""

"Happy Birthday, TJ. We miss you more every day. Love you."

"Your service is forever appreciated, and remembered. You are true Patriot. America needs more dedicated, virtuous citizens like you!"
Phillip of Oakland, CA

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Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"I had the honor not only to know SPC Barbieri, but serve along side him. I served in the same unit as him and was their the day of his heroic act. I was not in his platoon but I was the RTO for 3rd platoon Delta Company 1-325 AIR and I remember a round hitting the wall of a building next to me only 50 meters away from his heroic stand and hearing over the radio that we had lost a soldier, unknowing who it was until we returned to the FOB. Everybody loved SPC Barbieri and his character as a man. He was a great soldier, friend and hero. Now when I go to Arlington on the anniversary of my fathers death, I have two hero's to visit, Thomas and my Father. To the family of Barbieri, my deepest regards and it was an honor to serve alongside your son."
SPC Charles Cummings of Fort Sill, OK

"Even though several years have passed, the pain of your loss must still be very great. Matt Sobesiak was injured on August 23, 2006, south of Baghdad. He said his buddy was killed in the attack and he held him in his arms as he passed away. I have lost contact with Matt, but I am wondering if he was referring to Thomas J. Barbieri. I would love to hear from you."
Peter Ramsay, pdr@pei.sympatico.ca of PEI, Canada,

"T.J. you are and always were my Hero. I love and miss you dearly."
L. Barbieri of Maryland

"Your are a true hero who is responsible for the freedoms we enjoy and must so deeply cherish and protect each day of our lives."
Jonathan Jones of Rockville, MD

"April 13, 2008
To the family of Spc. Thomas J. Barbieri:
Thomas 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free.
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard Him call.
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay that day,
to laugh, to love, to work or play.
Task undone must stay that way.
I found peace at the close of the day.
If my parting left a void,
then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with time of sorrow.
I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one touched.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,
but don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me.
God wanted me now, He set me free!"
(Author Unknown)
America has been built on the blood of Brave Men of Honor. Heros who answered the call to defend all of our Freedoms. A fellow Veteran pays tribute to your commitment to duty and the ultimate sacrifice you have made for us. Thank you. May you rest well in Gods loving embrace Brave soldier, and may peace come to your family and loved ones for the sacrifice they made also."
William Darby Taylor Jr. of Bonita Springs Florida

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, Thomas will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!

"God Bless You!!"
daniel of covina california

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.

"Let's Go!"(325th PIR Motto)"

"Thank you Thomas Barbieri, 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 Spc. Thomas Barbieri:
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 Thomas 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 Spc. Thomas Barbieri:
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 Thomas, 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