Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Eric D. Clark

22, of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.
Clark died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat patrol operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on May 11, 2006.

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"We hardly knew each other but I still think of you often. RIP, Brother."
PO2 Amanda Stephens of Oklahoma

"As I sit back and reflect on the times we spent in school together, I can't envision your face without a smile on it. Literally EVERY memory I have of you is you smiling, cracking jokes, and trying to make everyone around you happy....You're proof that only the good die young. Thanks for all that you gave Eric, your memory lives on."
Themis Panagiotaras of Kenosha, WI

"Eric, I feel like I know you through your mom and I can see how much you are loved through her smiles and memories. My husband, sons and I are thinking of you today as we often do. R.I.P"
Laura Koelsch of Raymond, WI

"We deploy to win the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people but I left that place with bitterness and hate for what they took from us, Eric and Steve you are truly missed and NEVER FORGOTTEN- Climb to glory my brothers"
Sgt. Andrew Brown of az

"Itís been 7 years and here I am thinking of you, hating how your time was cut so short. When I see your picture, name and age locked at 22 it makes me cry. You truly are a hero and I am so proud of you for your motivation for joining the military and fighting for all of us. I am sorry it has taken me so long to write on your wall and show my remembrance but sometimes itís very hard to face things. You always made me laugh and I can still see your smile down the halls of ITA.
Always thinking of you,"
Lisa of Kenosha,WI

"I really miss you. In youth we take a lot for granted, and let things slip through the cracks too much. This time of year gets me the most, 29 days between our birthdays, I'm always reminded of you the most. Though precious, even memories dim, it hurts not to have you to do the walk down memory lane. I cry almost uncrontrollably when I go by 8751. I think about the little bush on the front corner we used to jump over, now about the height of the whole house. I always put a lot of responsibility on myself, like I had control to a point where I would have had enough impact to cause different outcomes. I work at that, but I don't know when I'll come to grips with it, or accept the foolishness that it certainly is. I do believe all things even up, and I know that you deserve a lot. The friends that I have lost have more charisma your little fingers than I will ever know, but I like to believe that all I have I owe to you. In the most precious years I've had, yours was my family and mine yours. Until the next time we meet forever, keep one-hand-jamming. Your pal, "Hangman""
Lyle of Grayslake, IL

"You were the Big Brother I never had. You always watched out for me and took care of me. I can still remember the day Mom came in and told me you were gone. I'm so sorry I never got to tell you exactly what your love and kindness meant to myself and my family. We all still love you and carry you in our hearts. Thank you for everything."
Kimi of St. Louis, MO

"god's speed and fare thee well oh great warrior eric d. clark;;tonight us americans sleep in peace because of your sacrifice.you may be gone;but,you will not be forgotten son.i raise my glass in a salute to your memory.thank you again eric d. clark.thank you."
orville l. baker of brooklyn,ny

"I miss Eric so very much and I thank God for all of your support. God has kept with His promise of peace through your prayers and we (My wife and Eric's sisters) are greatfully blessed by those prayers. Eric will always be remembered and he did touch so many lives since he was just a baby of 2 lbs 6 ounces. He always gave all of his heart to everything he did and I know all of you were as blessed as he was to have spent time with you. You all are always in our prayers and because of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we will see him again. I can't wait! I know he is not volunteering to come back so we will all have to wait. Thank you each of you for your love for Eric, you helped make him who he is."
Kevin, Eric's father of Kenyon, MN

"I miss Eric so very much and I thank God for all of your support. God has kept with His promise of peace through your prayers and we (My wife and Eric's sisters) are greatfully blessed by those prayers. Eric will always be remembered and he did touch so many lives since he was just a baby of 2 lbs 6 ounces. He always gave all of his heart to everything he did and I know all of you were as blessed as he was to have spent time with you. You all are always in our prayers and because of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we will see him again. I can't wait! I know he is not volunteering to come back so we will all have to wait. Thank you each of you for your love for Eric, you helped make him who he is."
Kevin, Eric's father of Kenyon, MN

"Miss you Eric."
Sheila of Kenosha, WI

"We're all thinking of you today, Memorial Day, and everyday. Miss you much. Much love from your family."
Aunt Tammy of Salem

"Three years gone and you are no where near forgotten.I think of you everytime my husband returns to the sand and feel comfort knowing you are watching over him. It makes me smile to think of your goofyness helping him in some way pass his time there. And I am grateful God chose to call one of the best home to help with a greater purpose :)"
Amber Arendt-Leys of Andrews AFB,MD

"May 29, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Eric D. Clark:
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

"Eric was a bright, caring, and big hearted young man. I have thought of him often and I have held him in my heart through two deployments to Iraq. He was a true American Hero and I will never forget him. Through his sacrifice, I have tried to live a better life as tribute to him."
CPT Ryan Hunt of Fort Lee, VA

"I only knew Eric in passing but I had the chance to work with him on one of our school's Video Announcements. He had such an aura about him. I attended his funeral with some friends who also knew him. Citizens of Kenosha showed so much love and support for him and his family. The funeral home was so packed that people had to stand because every seat was taken. The drive from the funeral home to the church was lined with people holding flags or saluting the procession. It still gives me goosebumps."
Kari of Kenosha, WI

"I happened to fall upon this site and although I didnt know Eric I wanted to wish his friends and family my deepest, sincere condolences. I wanted to express that my heart goes out to all, I cry for your (our) loss and I pray that all find comfort and keep the faith."
Kim of somewhere in Missouri

"To the family of:Eric D. Clark 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"

"i just wanted to say what a great american hero who battled the enemy on the otherside of earth to defend the great name of this nation he will be remembered for all time like the troops who came before him and all the ones that will come after him. the memorys of eric are like the number of stars in the sky just thinking about him somewhere in time walking down a high school hall or on a late friday night only the memorys can fill you full of love when thinking about eric. a true hero for all time and loved and missed forever..peace out buddy."
eric flores of barstow california

"Thank you."
Ed Murphy of DuBois, PA

"To the Family of SPC Eric Clark:
We have constructed a memorial to the service men and women from Wisconsin and Illinois who have died in Iraq. Our memorial includes, as of 8/28/06, 162 crosses and Stars of David. We would like your permission to put Eric's name on one of them. We have called our display "Arlington MidWest." It is our expression of mourning for the indescribable loss you have suffered for our country.

If you would like us to do this, please email me at arlingtonmidwest@yahoo.com.

We invite you to come to visit Arlington MidWest if you can. A friend has put us up on his website so you can see the memorial here:
www.williamgbecker.com/ArlingtonMidwest.html.

"As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.""
Marty Preston of Wisconsin Dells, WI

"Thank you Eric, my hero. You will always live on in my heart and in my dreams and when times get tough, I will just think of one of your great impressions or your goofy jokes. I'm glad I had the chance to tell you how proud I am of you. I love and miss you."
Aunt Tammy of Salem, WI

"Eric,
It's almost a sixth sense,
the way I think of you.
Somene can laugh
or say something you would say,
and, suddenly,
you're in my thoughts again.
I like that.
It means you can make me smile
even when you're far away.

There are days when I think that I'm strong,
& then someone will do something
that reminds me of you.

Just knowing that you're forever watching over us all & helping keep us strong.
I have promised my grandmother that I will start helping out with her VFW & USO events.
Maybe, this will help ease the pain....

Keep the angels laughing,
keep us all under your protection...
our guardian angel.
We will miss you always!"
Katie Wibbenmeyer of St. Louis, MO

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

"My condolences for your loss. A close friend of mine was in the same unit as Eric, and were good friends. I myself have served in OIF, and understand the grief and struggles. I will pray for Eric, so that he can always be happy with our Lord in heaven. God bless."
Jason of Cerritos, CA

"My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. Eric is a hero and will never be forgotten."
Connie Walker-girlfriend of Sgt Craig Frank KIA 7/17/04 of Michigan

"To the family of Eric Clark, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Eric was an awesome friend, and my heart breaks to even think I have to write this. We Lost an amazing person and I'm gonna miss you. God bless you Eric!!! I'll see you again one day!!"
Kristine of Hudson, NY, USA

"Thank you Eric Clark, 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 Pfc. Eric Clark:
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 Pfc. Eric Clark:
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