Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Eric T. Burri

21, of Wyoming, Michigan.
Burri died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. He was assigned to the 623rd Quartermaster Company, 1st Corps Support Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on June 7, 2005.

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"I was just thinking about you. I remember we were the shorties in PT formation and you were always cracking jokes because it was cold as hell out, made everyone laugh! It was an honor to be apart of the Rigger Building dedication in your name. I think about you a lot. I know your family is so proud of you."
Amelia Baysden of Wilmington, NC

"Eric you are missed but your memory will live on in the hearts of the people who were fortunate enough to meet you. My heart goes out to all of you this weekend ."
Johnny

"I was blessed to speak with Eric dad today I want to let you know the testimony I heard from his father eric was a strong man of God, eric isn't gone but momentarily away from his family and loved ones, one day you all will see him in paradise, for now love others and honor God, eric was a hero and served not only this country but God and noe he is in paradise, God bless the burri family"
michael mokma of wyoming mi

"To the parents of Eric Burri: I am writing in place of my husband Philip Wingrove who was one of Eric's best friends and served side by side until his untimely death. Philip doesn't go a day without missing Eric. We have not had many conversations but every now and again photos will be brought out and silent tears are shed. My husband loved your son like a true brother and he is to this day greatly missed. I am sending this message because your loss was felt across many households that day and we light a candle in honor of your son.."
Philip & Robyn Wingrove of Page, Arizona

"To the Family of Eric
I am not sure if you remember me, but I had the privilage of escorting your Hero and mine, home to you. I think of Eric very often and my heart wells up with the loss of your loved one. I served with Eric in Kuwait before he courageously went North into Iraq as his Detachment Platoon Sergeant. He is engrained in my memory, as with many others who had the pleasure of knowing him. It is in his honor that the Soldiers of the 623rd Quartermaster Company are striving to bring the Rigger Rodeo trophy for 2012, home to Fort Bragg. It will truly be an honor to see you you once again, under different circumstances. Gods Blessings be with you now and always."
SFC Daniel R. Soper of 623rd First Sergeant

"Dear Mr. Burri,

I am a formerly enlisted US Marine residing in Birmingham, AL. and know the sacrifices service members make in the battlefield. I could not agree with you more in regards to the improper act of lowering our flags for a recording artist. I have been deeply disappointed as well, best regards to you and your family."
Albert of Birmingham, AL

"To Mr. John Burri, father of Eric. After reading the ABC News article regarding your angst toward NJ Gov. Christie's lowering of the flag for a deceased civilian recording artist, I couldn't agree with you more. My son served in the US Army in the initial Iraq invasion and though he returned home, I remember the concern for his welfare and all based upon a politician's decision to put him in harm's way. Thank you for your son's service and for his sacrifice. I am deeply sorry for your loss. May God be with you, always."
Jon Gorrell of Tampa, FL

"Its memorial weekend and I can't help but think of you. I miss you terribly and I thank God that he gave me that brief moment to reconnect with you. You were my favorite person to work with at craigs cruisers and I cherish those days deeply. Thank you for your service and all you did. I will miss you until the day I am able to see you again =("
Jennifer VanderSchuur of Kentwood,MI

"Eric I miss you so much! I miss the nights we would hang out on the porch! There isn't a moment that I don't think of you! Love you"
Arielle

"Miss ya bud"
SGT Bulow

"I didnt really know Eric, but I went to school With Andrew. As a fellow Kelloggsville Rocket I have just bought a KIA band to remeber and honor Eric. My brother in Christ you will never be forgotten. thank you for your sacrafice so we may live free. may you have eternal rest with God"
Randy Barr of Goodyear, AZ (Kentwood, MI)

"Oct.2010 I am Erics dad.Iwas just looking over this web sight tonight and it still puts tears in my eyes as I read all the beautiful messages from all of you. This Nov.27 would be his golden birthday for he would have turned 27. It will be a tough day for us but as I reflect once again, I will remember all those who wrote and the tears I shed will be some of sadeness and many happy ones because I will remember the kinde words all you shared with us.

Thank You
Gods Love
and ours,
John and Joanne Burri"
John A. Burri of Wyoming ,Mi' johbur_99@yahoo.com

"Oct.2010 I am Erics dad.Iwas just looking over this web sight tonight and it still puts tears in my eyes as I read all the beautiful messages from all of you. This Nov.27 would be his golden birthday for he would have turned 27. It will be a tough day for us but as I reflect once again, I will remember all those who wrote and the tears I shed will be some of sadeness and many happy ones because I will remember the kinde words all you shared with us.

Thank You
Gods Love
and ours,
John and Joanne Burri"
John A. Burri of Wyoming ,Mi'

"My name is SFC Crain. I was Eric's first Platoon Sergeant in the 600th QM Co. When I deployed to Iraq in Jun 04, Eric was re-assigned to 623rd Co. whom he deployed with. He came to visit me in Iraq everytime he came to the BIAP on mission. It made me feel good that this young Soldier would take his personal time to come and visit me at a different camp. Eric was an honorable Soldier, that I respect and will acknowledge at my Retirement Ceremony for his Ultimate Sacrifice. God Bless him and his entire Family."
Anthony L. Crain of Fort Worth, TX

"Eric my friend I so wish you were still here with us. Not a day goes by that I dont think of ya. my thoughts and prayers go out to your family. RIP Eric"
SFC Rose, Nicholas of 623rd QM Co FT Bragg NC

"Eric you will NEVER be forgotten. I think of you all the time. I recently ran into a friend of your parents and just talking about you made us cry :( You were the most AMAZING kid. My son's middle name is Eric, a daily reminder of what a great person he could grow up to be, if he is anything like you I could never be ashamed. My heart hurts every time I think of you or Andrew or your mom or dad. THANK YOU ERIC!!! I cannot believe it has been so long. I LOVE YOU CUZ!"
Rosie of wyoming, MI

"Eric, im sorry i did not get to know you better in high school, i know we ran track together in middle school and that was as far as i took our friendship and for that i regret. i am in the military and when i go over there i will be thinking of you and what your sacrifice has been for the army and our country. rest in peace."
Austin Rugg of el paso TX

"Eric, You are and always have been a great friend to me i love you and i am sorry that i wasnt there when you left to iraq. It is now 2010 and we are sitting here thinking of you i love you and will see you when i see you love from my family and your in our prayers rest in peace"
Carmella Panzica Rugg of el paso TX

"To the Burri Family;

I know it is hard to simply have a Merry Christmas but know that you are in many thoughts and prayers throughout the year.

I pray that you are awaken each day one at a time and find peace in your hearts.

Andrew - Stay strong and know that you are cared for by so many, along with your parents.

Take care and God Bless your home."
Courteney Fisher of Las Vegas, NV

"Eric,

Today is Christmas, and every year I ask for the same thing, and every year I ask for the same thing, and every year I don't get you back. I miss you with all my heart, everyday hurts and everyday makes me miss you more. You still mean the world to me and I'll never forget what an amazing man I have for a baby brother. You will always be in my heart, you will always be in my thoughts, and I don't know how I will ever continue to go on without you here. You will always be loved more than words can ever say. Merry Christmas baby brother.

Love Your Big Brother,
Andrew"
Andrew of Grand Rapids, MI

"SPC Burri and family, you will be in our prayers tonight and every night forward. I did not have the pleasure of meeting SPC Burri, but I once served with 623rd QM CO as a Rigger. God Bless"
SGT Romero, Nelson of Fort Lee, VA

"As I Sit at my Computer tonight, on the eve of the anniversary of Eric's death, I remember the night that he was taken from all of us. I remember it like it was yesterday. There is not a week that goes by that I dont either think about him or tell someone about him. He truly was a hero among heroes. I know how hard it must be for Eric's family. Once again I truly am sorry for your loss. It was my distinct privilege to serve with Eric. Eric YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN."
SFC Rose of 623rd QM CO Ft Bragg NC USA

"Dear Family of Eric,
Eric and I went to AIT and Airborne School together. We went to different units after Rigger school. He was a good soldier and an even better friend. Im sure he is truly missed. I was just thinking bout him on this memorial day and i found this page. Ill keep yall in my prayers."
TJ Clay of Hickory NC

"I met Eric here in Uruguay where he spend like a year i think, it was in 1998 or 1999 i guess, we get along well and used to eat chivito`s at my house, he liked them a lot, as well as the music i recorded from his cds (Offspring, RATM, etc). Since he left here i never talk to him again and it feels so sad knowing hes gone, he was such a nice guy, ill always remember him with a great smile and thanks to life for the oportunitie of meeting somebody like Eric, its not right all the lifes wasted in a faraway country, hope someday well meet again and do kids things like we used to, im 25 could somebody tell me his age if he were here??
It was great to met you buddy wherever you are im sure youll be fine as you deserve it.
ozzo@montevideo.com.uy"
Gonzalo Guillermo of Treinta y Tres, Uruguay

"Greater hath no man then to have laid down his life for a friend.

Thank you for your patriotism and valor!!"
SGT Timothy Neves of Afghanistan kunar province

"To the family of:Eric T. Burri 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"

"Well all i have to say is that once again am in iraq from May 08 to Jan. 09 but i was happy to know that Burri had a Memorial and Rigger shed dedicated to him. I was happy to have been at the dedication to burri and have pic of the place if anyone wishes to have the pic. please let know am more then happy to email them. My email is jose.sanchezcisneros@us.army.mil
Burri i will never forget u buddy"
jose sanchez of Ft. Lewis Wa

"It's almost memorial day and it makes me think a lot about Eric. Memorial day is about remembering those who have fallen in service, and, not only is it almost memorial day, it's also almost the 4th year and I can't believe it's been that long. To me it feels like forever, every day feels like a whole year, ever year seems like a century. I love you Eric, you will never be forgotten.

By the way ... the first time my mom took me to learn how to drive a stick shift it was at your cemetary and I know you were laughing at me cuz I kept stalling it.
:P"
Heather of Wyoming Mi

"May 11, 2008
To the family of Spc. Eric T. Burri:
Eric 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 Burri Family and Friends,
My name is CPT Lashanda Caver and I served with SPC Burri in the 1st COSCOM on the night that he pasted away. I am now the Commander of the 403rd ICTC out of Fort Bragg and I have the 824th Riggers attached to my unit here in Iraq. We have recently built a brand new Rigger shed and the Soldiers of the 824th would like to dedicate the shed in memory of SPC Eric T. Burri. I will keep this site posted on the timeline for the dedication. To any of the riggers from the 623rd QM during OIF III I am trying to get a copy of the slide show that was made about SPC Burri. Please contact me at lashanda.caver@iraq.centcom.mil
May god continue to bless you and your family."
Lashanda Caver of Balad, Iraq

"To the Burri Family;

I haven't checked this page in awhile!!! My sincere apologies~

Here is some contact info for you!!

The first one is my work contact info and my cell number is at the bottom.

V/R,
Ms. Courteney Neves (SGT)
HHC, 373D Military Intelligence Battalion
Unit Administrator
921 S 4th Avenue SW
Tumwater, WA 98512
courteney.neves@usar.army.mil
courteney.neves@us.army.mil
Office: 1-800-446-3224 x124
Fax: 360-786-9488
253-376-8746

I can't wait to hear from you!!!! Thank you for giving me the privelege to have met your wonderful son!"
SGT Courteney Neves of Tumwater, WA USA

"Eric died on my birthday and it really makes me sad. he was like a brother to me and i nvr thought i would have to see this day and go through this pain. i love him so much. and i miss him a lot more than anybody realizes."
Dana Talbert of Rockford MI

"Last time I saw Eric was right before he left for Iraq. He was asking me about my experience there and things like that. I remember hugging Eric and wishing him best luck and praying for his safety. Eric, you gave the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE . You will never be forgotten. May God bless you with Heaven, and your good kind hearted family with strength to heal.
Rest in Peace Brother."
Petty Officer Eldin Foco of Grand Rapids MI

"Burri,
I know we did not talk much in Iraq but I hope you are doing well up in heaven with God. Rest in peace buddy."
Mikey B of Loganville,Ga

"I knew eric from the time that he came to 600th QM. He became my friend. He will never be forgotten cuase once a friend always a friend. Rest in Peace Eric. A True friend, a true Brother."
SGT SANCHEZ of Ft. Lewis WA

"I served with SPC Burri over in Iraq. although we were not in the same platoon I've had many conversations with him and became to know him well. He was a Soldier who gave the ultimite sacrifice, His life. as the aniversery of his death nears may god be with his family and give them confort durring their diffucult time. Eric i know you are in heaven. You will never be forgotten. RIP my friend"
SFC ROSE of FT BENNING, GA USA

"SGT. Neves,

Please leave contact information so that the Burri family can contact you. And thank you for your kind words."
The Burri Family of Grand Rapids, Mi

"I remember going to AIT with Eric.... I remember the day we met in the chow hall... And then just hanging out and enjoying some honest company on the weekends for pass. Eric was so kind hearted and I miss his crazy outgoing personality! I have some pictures of he and I during AIT if his family would like to get in contact with me. He was so cute wearing his red beret.

Eric, you will forever be in our hearts, especially as this time of year approaches...

Rest in Peace my fellow comrade and I will cherish that last hug I got from you in Kuwait at the SPOD...

Love,

SGT Courteney Neves (Formally "Fish" or Fisher to you Eric)"
SGT Courteney Neves of Baghdad, Iraq

"I loved Eric so much, he was in my brothers grade and I was sort of friends with him, I miss him so much. We talked about a lot of stuff, and I trusted him with everything. I never saw him without a smile on his face, and he made everyone elses day better! RIP"
Heather of Wyoming, Mi.

"Burri you where a great friend and Soldier, I enjoyed the time that we shared in Iraq. You have tought me more then I any one will ever know. I still think of you often, and what you gaven for your country, family and your friends in uniform. I know that you are looking down one us and you no longer have to fight any wars. You are a geat man and I'm proud to have served with you."
SGT Coder of KOREA

"Happy Birthday Eric!!! It was your birthday on Monday and you would have been 23 years old. We still miss you every day and think about you all the time. Cy knows that you are in Heaven with God and he tells us that every once in a while. We love you!!!"
Adam Sova of Wayland, MI

"Eric was behind me either one or two years but I still knew of him. I actually talked to him on more than one occasion. From my first contact with him I could tell he was full of life, and energy! He was someone that saw a great deal of good and bad things throughout his life. Not many people have had all of the expieriences Eric came to achieve. Thank you Eric for serving our country. You are not forgotten. God Bless you!
Ofc. Rachel, Zeeland Police Dept. Class of 2001"
Rachel of GRANDVILLE, MI

"eric was a great person he help out alot so did his mom at west kelloggsville school.we had lost of fun with eric and his famliy he was loved alot here in michigan"
~~~sammie lynn~~~ of kentwood michigan

"Thank you for all of your courage and determination for this country. You will never be forgotten. You are an American hero."
Amanda of Wyoming, MI

"Eric, even though you are not here everyone still misses and loves you very much.I wish I could've seen you longer when you were in town but you had to go back.
Thank you to eveyone who has left a message and sent their condolences to our family and friends.Thank you for not letting him be forgotten and keeping him and us in your prayers. thank you so very much.
Love you bunches Eric, your cuz, Jessica"
Jessica Burri of Middleville,Mi

"I am deeply touched about how strong you all are. to carry on the dreams of a hero. bless you all. i am from wyoming,michigan orginally.. makes me proud to know heros come from same place i do. bless you all"
janna of auburn hills, michigan

"I did not know your son, but I saw the Fox News report about the shoe drive. Please make a link for donations for those of us too far to drive. It is a wonderful way to keep your son's sacrifice for us all, alive. God Bless you and your family."
Barry Smith of Folsom, CA

"I was a student at Kelloggsville High School I knew Eric and I will say this if anyone was made for the Uniform it was him he brought a new meaning to SOLDIER he was not only a fun loving man but also a loyal and truthful to his colors and anyone in his surrounding was blessed by his love and caring attitude for all he has ever stood for...We send all our love to the Burri Family not only from me but any Soldier who has ever wore the Uniform, You will always be with me I love you all"
PV2 ANDREW SAMPSON of WYOMING, MI

"To the Burri family
May be it's coincidence perhaps fate. I found the message in memory for Erich T. Burri. My name is H.U. Burri and I am living in Switzerland. Having
the same roots or not (who knows?), I am very sad to hear that Eric died in Iraq because I also served in the (Swiss) army as a major. God bless you!"
H.U. Burri of Switzerland, E-mail: hub.thun@bluewin.ch

"I was a freind of Eric's at Ft. Bragg, I had the honor of being in his presance. He was fun and very strong willed. He was a blessing to the Army and he will never be forgotten. My bond with him will carry over with you."
Spc. Reeves, David of Ft. Bragg/NC/USA

"My condolances to the family of Eric T Burri
As a former Kelloggsville graduate and former US Army soldier the loss hits a whole lot closer to home I while serving in panama had to experience the loss of a good friend of mine i cannot begin to imagine the loss felt by a family again my condolances his death was not in vain"
chris schut of wyoming mi

"To the Family of Eric Burri,
As much as it hurts to know your son has fallen, know that he has fallen in one of the most prestigous ways to die. He died for our freedom, he died for our country, and he died for you. So that you can go through life not being scared to go to the grocery store or take a walk around the block. I used to work with Eric, I went to school with Eric and I remember the last day I saw him, It was his last day at Culver's when he went off to Basic. Now, I can't say much, But I will go over there, knowing that one of my fellow comrades, my friend has died. I salute you Eric, for you are truly a Hero."
Corporal Timothy Garcia, USMC of 29 Palms, CA

"I just recently heard the news and immediatly stopped to reflect and remember the person I knew for so long. Eric was a great guy, always smiling and joking around...the kind-of person always capable of putting a smile on someone elses face. He was kind, compassionate and caring..never hesitating to give out a much needed hug or word of support. I graduated a year ahead of Eric and went off myself to the Air Force so I wasn't aware Eric had enlisted until I heard of your loss. What great pride there is in serving your country...I'm so sorry for your loss...but so proud to have known him. My prayers are with you and your family!"
Stephanie Hoivik (King) of St Cloud MN (Wyoming, MI)

"eric i new you for along time you talk to me alot we had so much fun and i new you were leaveing but i would see you again you came back to school too see me and all of your friends i gave you a hug when you left i did not no that would be the last time i told you to take it easy and you said i will i no now that itss all ok your in gods hads now you have somethings to do up there god needs you for something. just watch over us and god bless you

we love you so much
love sylvana
i will never for get you dont worry yo uwrote that on your senior pic/ dont worry i wont"
sylvana ramirez of wyoming MI u.s

"I'll miss you so much! You were always happy and always managed to put a smile on my face. That one last hug will be rememberd always. I ment the world to me!"
Liz Bowen of Wyoming, MI

"Eric you are finally a hero!
To your family I am truley sorry. He was a great man. I always knew he would be. He was always there for me. I miss him so much. I love you Eric, rest in peace."
Carmella Panzica of Michigan

"FROM ALL OF US AT KELLOGSVILLE HIGH I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEVOTION TO OUR COUNTRY."
of WYOMING, MI

"I worked with Spc Burri in Camp Spearhead Kuwait. Even though I didn't get the chance to really know him, it hurts deeply when a soldier lose their life in the line of duty.My sympathy goes out to him and his family. May God Bless his soul."
Sgt Rainey of Ft Bragg NC

"Specialist Burri, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"i just found out what happened to burri. i am hurt and sad today. i worked next to him when he first deployed in november to kuwait. we were both waiting to go to iraq with our units. burri was a great guy and i never heard anything bad about him. he had a innocence to him and eyes that seem to look through you when you would talk to him. he never did anything to make people dislike him. i want to say to the burri family that i too share in this hard time of reflection because we have truly lost a great person. burri will always be a proud soldier, always. AIRBORNE burri!"
sgt. davis of iraq/fort bragg

"Thank You Eric for your heroism. May you rest peacefully at last. You are finally safe now. My heart aches with your family for their loss."
Melissa Macchi, (cousin of PFC Mark Barbret from Shelby Twp., MI, killed 10/14/04,) of Roseville, MI

"THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT
AND PRAYES.
ITS NICE TO KNOW ERIC WILL NOT BE
FORGOTTING."
UNCLE TOM BURRI of HASTING,MI

"I am so sorry for your loss. Being a military spouse myself, I can not imagine what you are going through right now. You are in my heart and my prayers. Lest we never forget the sacrifice made for us. We will remember him."
Christy Angell of Homer, Michigan

"I can't imagine the feelings the family must be feeling now. When I first heard the news it surely made me stop and remember him. I knew Eric in passing from school but remembered that he was a funny guy and great to be around.. To find out that he was serving out country makes him a even greater person. Im sorry for this great loss and my family will keep you all in out prayers."
La Toya Sloan-Holloway of Grand Rapids,MI

"To the Family of Eric Burri: Today our state's flag is flying at half-staff in honor of Eric's sacrifice for us. We are truly thankful to Eric for his service to our country and unselfish acts of bravery. We are so sorry for your loss, but know how proud you must be of Eric. We can only imagine your grief - our son served in Iraq for 15 months and, thank God, was returned home safely to us. Please know that you are in our prayers and may God comfort you at this sad, sad time, as only He can. May your pleasant memories of Eric help you as you face the days ahead. Eric will not be forgotten, ever. Again, we are so grateful for Eric and others like him who so bravely fight for our freedom."
Jerry and Connie Kimbel of McBain, MI

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. America will forever honor your Hero.
The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the sacrifice that was made and we will NEVER FORGET.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays of Massillon, Ohio

"Rest in Peace...Eric....

J and T
NC USMC"

"To The Burri Family,
Our Family, Our City, Our Country grieves with you. We are so saddened by your loss. Your Soldier is OUR HERO! We will never forget him or the others who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless You and your Brave Soldier.."
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN 6/9/05

"Eric is a great friend, but he's more than that to us, he's family. My wife made a comment to me last night that really describes Eric well. She said that Eric used up more happiness in 21 years than most of us will in a lifetime. He was just such a happy and outgoing person. Everyone that knew Eric liked and respected him so much. He is our hero and everyone should be so proud of him. He's gone on to more important things now and we're happy and excited for him. We know he's up there looking down on us and making sure that we're okay. We love you Eric!!!"
Adam Sova and Family of Wayland, MI

"To Eric's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice as we mourn his loss. Our sons are truly heroes!

By His Grace,

Gloria Caldas
Proud Mother of Fallen Hero
Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas
"The Big Ern", 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003
San Antonio, Texas
gcaldas48@aol.com"

"TO THE BURRI FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. OUR HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH eRIC AND YOUR FAMILY. HE HAS NOT GIVEN HIS LIFE IN VAIN. ERIC WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AND NEVER FORGOTTEN. AMERICA HAS BEEN ALOT SAFER SINCE 911. THANKS IN PART TO ERIC AND ALL THOSE THAT ARE SERVING OUR GREAT COUNTRY. AN ERIC HAS TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF SO, HERE IN AMERIACA AND IN IRAQ. ERIC WAS MUCH MORE THEN AN INDIVIDUAL, SOLDIER AND HERO! HE WAS SOMEONE'S SOMEONE! ERIC WAS ON HIS OWN MISIION IN LIFE. OBVIOUS, THE MILITARY WAS HIS CALLING. AN FOR THAT OUR FAMILY IS GRATEFUL. FOR OUR COUNTRY AND FOR SERVING ALONG SIDE OUR SON AND THE THOUSANDS OF OTHERS SERVING. I REALIZE OUR SON'S HAD NOT KNOWN ONE ANOTHER. STILL BOTH VERY MUCH BROTHER'S; WATCHING OVER ONE ANOTHER AND EACH OTHERS UNIT'S. ERIC, I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. WE LOST OUR SON LAST YEAR. AN MAYBE, I SHOULD BE SELFISH FOR MY SON. I REMEMBER MANY CONVERSATION'S WITH MY SON. AN HE ALWAYS CALLED THOSE SERVING WITH HIM BROTHER'S AND SISITER'S. AN IT DIDN'T CLICK AT FIRST. NOW I REALIZE GREG WAS RIGHT. AN ERIC YOU ARE SO MUCH APART OF OUR FAMILY AS YOUR'S. WE SHARE THE SAME TEARS. AN MY PRAYS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. YOU ERIC ARE ONE OF THE ELITE AMERICAN'S. FOR MANY NEVER SERVE OUR COUNTRY. AN NOT MANY ARE HAPPY WITHIN HIS OR HER PROFESSION. YES, SOME ARE IN THE MILITARY THAT AREN'T. THE MAJORITY ARE; THAT WHY? AMAZING SOLDIER'S LIKE YOURSELF CONTINUE TO JOIN, AND RE-ENLISTED. GIVEN AMERICA THE MOST EXPERIENCED AND POWERFUL MILITARY IN THE WORLD. AN THE WORLD LOOKS UP TO AMERICA'S MILITARY. AN ERIC YOUR THE GREAT PART OF THAT STORY AND HISTORY. NOW ALL THOSE YOU HAVE TOUCHED WITH YOUR GENTLE HEART. THOSE IN YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR MILITARY BROTHER'S,SISTER'S, FRIENDS, NEIGHBOR'S,OLD HIGH SCHOOL FRIENDS AND YOUR LOVING FAMILY. WILL COME TOGETHER TO HONOR YOU ERIC! GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM 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. Your HERO, Eric will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Thank you Eric Burri, 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. Eric Burri:
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 Eric 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. Eric Burri:
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 Eric, 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