Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Frank T. Carvill

51, of Carlstadt, New Jersey.
Carvill died in Baghdad, Iraq, when individuals using improvised explosive devices and rocket-propelled grenades attacked his convoy. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery, Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Died on June 4, 2004.

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"Remembering You today Sarge, can't believe its 10 years already."
Derek Kirby of Somerville, NJ

"9 years have gone by so fast RIP Frank"
Matt Smith of Millville, NJ, USA

"Sgt Carvill,
Nearly 8 years later, I finally am finding out who the other 2 heros were that paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country on June 4th, 2004. See, I was a medic on QRF, who responded to help our guys after they hit the next set of IEDs, as they were trying to help you guys. I hope you know how hard my unit tried to help you and your guys too. This day is the one day that I wish we could take back.. I miss my friends and I know your friends and family miss you so much too.
I am so sorry for the way that things happened, and I hope your family can take comfort or peace in knowing that we did catch the guys who did this.
Your friends and family love you very much, and all I can say is thank you...for everything that you did. You will never be forgotten.
kenny_bowman@ymail.com"
Sgt Kenny Bowman 1st Plt medic 2/162 of Portland, OR-Nashville, TN

"To the family of:Frank T.Carvill
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"2-12-11"

"I love you uncle Frankie and My whole Family will always remember you. R.I.P
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Clare Carvill of New Jersey

"Frank was Not only my Dads Cousin but His Best Friend, they grew up together and my Whole Family were Heartbroken when they heard that he had passed away, He was loved dearly and he was a wonderful man, Rest in peace my Uncle Frankie."
Clare of New Jersey

"May 25, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Frank T. Carvill:
Frank 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

"I knew Frank in the mid 80's when we both served with E co 104th eng. BN. out of teaneck.N J. i knew him for 3 years and we became friends and i always admired his way of always trying to do the right thing in all he did. also i can never forget the way he talked to me with his red hair and glasses and always with a smile as he chatted. we had alot in common with history etc. it was a great loss and sadness to hear that he died. i will never forget him or the others that died in the past and future.you will be greatly missed frank.( p.s. Hey buddy i think you did the right thing to the very end. may god bless you)"
Richard Kent of New Milford,N J

"To the Carvill Family,

My name is Kenneth J. Williams and I served with SGT Carvill. He will always be to me a symbol of what a Soldier is and needs to be. I had the pleasure of eating chow with him plenty of times and got to know him a little. He will always be in my mind and a hero in my house hold. My kids and their kids will know who he was and what he fought for."
SGT Kenneth J. Williams of USA

"My daughter will be marching in the 2007 Memorial Day Parade in Freehold, NJ with her Brownie Troop. Each of the girls have the name of a fallen hero on their shirts. My daughter is honored and proud to have the name Sgt. Frank T. Carvill on her shirt. Our deepest sympathies are with the Carvill family. Our sincerest thanks to Sgt. Frank T. Carvill for his sacrifice."
Gavaghen Family of Freehold, NJ

"It's been a few years; and I've shed a few tears. but always after a few beers...... I will all ways remember you guys. FREE IRELAND !!!"
Gary Lambert of Camden NJ

"I knew Frank only for a short time. He took me to chow my first few hours in Iraq. He kind of gave me the inside scoop of how things were there. He is the first soldier that I had any contact with outside of my unit in Iraq. But he made a lasting impression. I was a medic with the 984th MP Co at the time. He was in a Combat Livesaver class that I was teaching at one point (kind of an advanced first aid class) and he was always asking me questions, trying to expand his knowledge as much as he could. That really impressed me. Most of the kids in that class were there because they were told to be. Not Frank. He was a sponge, absorbing everything, even during the breaks when I just wanted to relax, always wanting more. He really seemed to be a selfless man.
I was in a class at Camp Victory with some medics from C Co. and Frank was one of the guys who picked us up to take us back to Camp Cuervo. We had lunch at Victory and I noticed he stayed behind with the vehicles as a guard while everyone else had chow. Always looking out for the other soldiers.
When I found out that Frank was killed, I took it pretty hard. Frank was supposed to be on R&R at the time, but let another soldier go in his place.
When I returned from Iraq, on the first day back, my best friend Adam showed me a picture from a book. "Last Letters Home" was the title. The very first picture in the book is a sign in a chair that says, "GOD BLESS YOU FRANK CARVILL." I busted into tears. I went out and purchased the book. It is autographed by the author.
After reading the section on Frank I learned about him being in the WTC in 1993 and helping a disabled co-worker down 54 flights after it was bombed. I also learned of him seeing the first plane hit the Twin towers.
At that point, my pride and love for this man grew more than should be possible. I cried as I read it.
I still cry to this day even thinking about him. He was the most selfless man I have ever met. He was a good man and everyone could learn something from him... how to be a better person.
Images from the war still haunt me every day, but I know Frank would not want that. He would want us all to do every thing we can to be better people.
I am a better person just for knowing him, I just hope that I can be a fraction of the man that he was.
I am truly sorry for your loss, God, you have no idea how sorry I am."
SGT Bart Prouty, Jr. bart.prouty@us.army.mil of 159 Med Co (AA), Wiesbaden, Germany

"As a fellow Carvill serving in the U.S. Army, I wish to send my condolences to your entire family, which I wonder if we know eachother. I hope that you can reply to me at mcarvill@simla.colostate.edu. God bless you all"
Mike Carvill of Fort Collins, CO

"Frank was a noble man with a big heart.
He was a truly fine human being.
He died as he lived, being kind to others and shouldering responsibilty as he saw it.
The world is a poorer place without Frank, but we who were lucky enough to know him have been forever enriched by his friendship.
Our hearts go out to his family, his wife-to-be, and to the other fine men killed with him.

Frank, we will keep a special place in our hearts for you...always."
Bill & Tessa Cain of Paso Robles, California

"Frank will always be a true friend to all who know him. He epitomizes the very meaning of "self sacrifice" even today as he forces us to recall all the good he has done for others during his life. He is a father, a brother and a friend to all of us from A Btry, 3/112. He and the three brothers that went with him that weekend will always be remembered. To his family, thank you for allowing me to be a part of everything you do in his memory."
SFC T. Falconer of A Btry, 3/112 FA, NJ

"'The Fallen'
Lo, I have stood my watch this day
I have kept our enemy at bay
God and Country I serve, so I swore
For peace today and evermore
A new watch I proudly stand
So glorious and bold, as God took my hand
With shield and armor, I now bear a sword
My comrades and I stand tall with the Lord
My eyes are fixed, my path is sure
My heart and mind so blessed and pure
As my God now dwells with me
My spirit with you will always be"
Amber Mans of Brick, NJ

"Carvill family,
Frank was with my brother, Chris Duffy, in the humvee that friday afternoon. Together they left to do thier duty, together they paid the ultimate sacrifice. Together we are in pain for losing our loved one, although we know that is where they wanted to be. My prayers are with you...
njshoregrrl25@yahoo.com"
Rachel Duffy of NJ

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten. For the family/friends: May time provide happy loving memories in place of present sorrows. Look to the sky for the infinite meadows of Heaven the bright shining stars bloom... the forget-me-nots of angels. God bless you and thank you."
a grateful family in Phoenix AZ

"To the family and friends of Frank T. Carvill:
No words can express how sorry I am for your loss. I too lost a loved one that day. Spc Justin W. Linden was my husband, and they all died together. I know if the tables were turned, Frank would have been running to help our guys. I will never forget his sacrifice or yours. He will live on forever in your hearts. I pray for you every day."
Sarah Linden of Portland, OR USA

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

"To Frank's Family:
There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

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

"To Frank'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 his bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (Ernie's mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

"Thank you Frank Carvill, 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. Frank Carvill:
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 Frank 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. Frank Carvill:
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 Frank, 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