Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Armer N. Burkart

26, of Rockville, Maryland.
Burkart died of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat patrol operations. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on May 11, 2006.

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"Hey buddy I will always remember your dedication to Warhammer and to our friendship. We will continue our spanish conversation in heaven one day. take care"
Gallo of NC

"Seems like only yesterday me, Chris, Miller and everyone else went to the comedy club in Sackets Harbor to watch Spanky for your promotion. I miss you brother."
SGT Adam Kohn of FOB Fenty, Afghanistan

"May 11, 2008
To the family of Spc. Armer N. Burkart:
Armer 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

"To the family of:Armer N. Burkart 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"

"The greatest loss is that there will be no more great memories. Yet I strive to retain those positive memories I do have. You are missed Armer. Thank you for being a positive part of life."
JT Dorywalski of Springfield, Va

"Armer, you were one of my first good friends in college! And you were one of the highest quality human beings I've ever known. You were always happy, strong, honest, and compassionate. On the rare occassion that I meet another person of such high moral caliber, my first thought is always, "He reminds me of Armer." You're the standard that other people are compared against! And they always will be! Christina, and the rest of the family - all my love and sympathy..."
Amber Rosenberry of Philadelphia, PA

"You served with my husband in 1-71 CAV. You were a excellent soldier and a wonderful person who will never be forgotten. You will always be in everyone's hearts, and never far from their thoughts. We know you are watching over them until they return home safe. You are with the angels now."
Dawn Miller-wife of SSGT Miller, J of Fort Drum, NY

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

"Armer, we spent so many good times together, it is hard to remember all of them. From having a few beers, playing football on saturdays, being OPFOR, lifting in the gym and comforting you when you lost your mother. You are the one of the best friends I have. Even though we have drifted apart these last few years, I still feel as close as ever to you. I will think about you the rest of my life. I will miss you the rest of my life. You are a great soldier and friend. To your family I offer my condolences. I can't imagine the loss you must feel. Armer was a great soldier and more importantly a great man. I can truly say that I loved him as well. Armer, until we meet again. I love you, man."
SSG Jacob P. Stover of Kuwait

"I went to High School, and even played sports growing up with Armer. In reading the stories people have shared of him, over the past several years, nothing has changed. In those stories, I see the same type of leadership that he had 10 years ago. His leading was not only with words but in action. He will be missed, but the way that he lived, will continue to live on. Thank you Armer for stepping up and making a difference."
Brian Crumpler of Newport News, VA

"We all know itís inevitable in this war we wage. But when it happens so close to home it takes on a whole new dimension. One of my husband's soldiers was mortally wounded in Iraq.
From what I understand he was a loyal and competent soldier. I know the times I have met and conversed with him he was very friendly and gentlemanly. I know my husband and his comrades were very fond of him. I just want to say God bless his soul, give strength and comfort to his widow, and do not burden his fellow soldiers with the torment of responsibility for his life. Give them peace, for it was out of their hands. Please keep Armer Burkart in your prayers, as well as his family, and all the soldiers fighting for our liberties. Take nothing for granted. I offer my deepest condolences. I know heís in a better place."
Jennifer McDonald of Fort Drum, NY

"I am proud of Armer for doing what he loved. I was in JROTC with him and he was a good friend to me and I always knew he would become an outstanding soldier. I am truly saddened to hear of his passing."
Melissa Hourihan of Rockville, MD

"To the family of Armer Burkart,
Our deepest sympathy to you and our gratitude for the commitment Armer made in the name of freedom for us all. His valor and courage will never be forgotten. He paid the ultimate sacrifice for us all through his last full measure of devotion. For that we are forever indebted. God Bless you all and know that we are here for you dear Christy. May Armer now rest in peace with the other heroes buried on the sacred grounds of Arlington."
Joanne and Ed Chubb of Blairstown, New Jersey

"Thank you Armer Burkart, 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. Armer Burkart:
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 Armer 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. Armer Burkart:
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 Armer, 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