Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. 1st Class Virgil R. Case

37, of Mountain Home, Idaho.
Case died in Kirkuk, Iraq, from non-combat related injuries. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 145th Support Battalion, 116th Brigade Combat Team, Mountain Home, Idaho. Died on June 1, 2005.

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"to SST case my buddy in arms.i have miss you since your departing from us in June 2006 you are in God hands now. i remember the long talks we had setting out in front of the hooch drnking coffee"
Dale Black of clarkston wa

"We will always remember how kind and funny he was, and how he love life ."
Charlotte of Nampa,Id

"Virgil (tennabama),My very good friend,I will and have missed you so since that day. All of AA plt. will never forget you and what you have done for us all. May God bless you and your family. We love you virgil..."
Vernon L. Shockley of Atlanta Tx.

"Virgil, my friend I lost without saying goodbye. I carry your name in my vest at all times, remembering you and honoring you. I hope your family is doing well. I pray for them everyday, and hope the kids know how great of a man you are. I have not hunted since you passed, but remember the good times we had."
James Cook of Parma Idaho

"May 25, 2008
To the family of Sgt. 1st Class Virgil R. Case:
Virgil 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:Virgil R. Case I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief. He died a hero defending freedom and we are so grateful for anyone defending our freedom.
Know that I am praying for the peace of God that surpasses all understanding for you and that one day we will all meet in Heaven where we will rest in the arms of Jesus.
If you need someone to talk to or someone to pray with please call my Pastor at Gateway Community Church, Reverand John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd Covington Ga. 30016 Phone 770- 787- 1015 (fax)770-787-8215.Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew"

"VIRGIL MY SWEET BROTHER, I MISS YOU EVERYDAY..YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY BABY BROTHER THAT I LOVED SO DEEPLY.. IF I COULD ONLY TURN BACK TIME, I WOULD BRING YOU BACK HOME TO YOUR FAMILY...I'M SO PROUD OF YOU AND JUST KNOWING THAT YOU AND MOM ARE TOGETHER AGAIN GIVE'S ME SOME PEACE...MY LITTLE HERO IF ONLY FIVE MORE DAY WOULD ARRIVED SOONER YOU WOULD BE WITH US..PRECIOUS ANGEL TAKE CARE I LOVE YOU.. YOUR SISTER VICKI 06/15/07"
Vicki Rodgers of Fort Myers Fl USA

"Just wanted to say thank you for the memories of you showing me how to clean our offices at four in the morning. I thought I knew it all but you set the example. Even till this day I talk to my peers about the struggles you endured and experienced to give them hope."
SGT Escamilla, David of San Diego, Ca

"To the family Virgil Case left behind: I am the ID State Coordinator for the Home of the Brave Quilt Project. It is our group's goal to make a memorial quilt for each fallen soldier from Idaho. We are a group of volunteers that are part of a nationwide organization of volunteers who are making Civil War Reproduction Quilts for the families of Fallen Soldiers. Our hope is that the quilt we are making for your family will be a small token of our deep appreciation for your ultimate sacrifice and serve as some comfort in the many years to come. Please contact me at czelus@hotmail.com."
Cheryl Zelus of Home of the Brave-ID State Coordinator

"To the Case Family, I wish to offer to you my most sincere condolences. Your Virgil will always be remembered and honored. He is a true American Hero. You are all in our prayers. May God Bless you all and God Bless Virgil."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

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

"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

"To The Case Family,
Our Family, Our City, Our Country grieves with you. We are so saddened by your loss. Your Soldier was 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

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

"6/3/05
To Virgil's family,
We know your pain, and wish to express our deep sorrow for the loss of your precious son. He is truly a hero and will be known forever for his bravery and willingness to protect our great nation. We pray every day for the families of lost soldiers. God bless and keep you.
'My sacrifice, God, is a broken spirit;
God, do not spurn a broken, humbled heart.' Ps 51:19"
Webster and Ruth Reed (father and stepmom of Jonathan Ray Reed who died in Baghdad on 1/28/05) of Krotz Springs, Louisiana

"VIRGIL, YOU ARE SOMEONE'S SOMEONE AND YOU ARE SOMEONE TO ME. VERY THANKFUL FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY AND FOR OUR FAMILY. YOU HAVE TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF SO MANY. AMERICA IS SO MUCH SAVER SINCE 911. AN THOSE PEOPLE IN IRAQ ARE ALOT SAVER THEN EVER BEFORE. SO YOUR MISSION IN LIFE VIRGIL. WAS ONE OF GREAT PRIDE AND ACCOMPLISHMENT. SO THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL YOU SERVED ALONG SIDE OUR SON. NOW YOU BOTH ARE TOGETHER.DOING WAHT YOU GUY'S DO BEST. WATCHING OVER BROTHER'S AND SISTER'S BACK. (MILITARY FAMILY) AN YOU VIRGIL HAVE NOT GIVEN YOUR LIFE IN VAIN. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED FOREVER. MY HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. MY TEARS ARE WITH LOST AND HONOR TO YOU VIRGIL!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"Thank you Virgil Case, 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. 1st Class Virgil Case:
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 Virgil 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. 1st Class Virgil Case:
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 Virgil, 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