Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. 1st Class Kurt J. Comeaux

34, of Raceland, Louisiana.
Comeaux died in Baghdad, Iraq when an improvised explosive device struck his Bradley fighting vehicle. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade (Mechanized), Lafayette, Louisiana. Died on January 6, 2005.

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"SFC Comeaux you will be with me always. Soldier On!"
1SG Martin of Onset MA

"I worked with Kurt Comeaux in Thibodaux. He was a great man and always talked about Tiffany and his boys. He had that wonderful smile that could light up a room. I miss him every day, even now, 6 years later. My prayers are still with you Tiffany. God bless!"
Heather M of Texas

"Kurt Comeaux was my co-worker, became by "best" good friend, and acted like a brother to me. I am forever grateful to his wife, Tiffiny, for sharing him with all of us. He was a special person who meant a little something different to every person his life touched. He had a way of knowing how to say the right thing to make you feel better in a way that only Kurt could. I miss him every day, and My only consolation is knowing he is a Warrior for God, and he is always on our side."
Endya Zeringue of Thibodaux, LA

"For the family and friends of SFC Kurt J. Comeaux:

I cherish each day that embraces me and allows me to breath the fresh air of freedom and I know full well the precious cost for this gift. A familyís grief cannot be measured nor the emptiness filled when a true friend or comrade prematurely departs. War, it seems, has a hunger for our greatest treasures and shows no rhyme or reason as to who will be sacrificed. As a disabled Army veteran of the war in Vietnam I express my sorrow for the all-consuming loss of your husband and the father of your sons, SFC Kurt J. Comeaux, and can only console you by extending my gratitude that you supported his choice to carry the torch that continues to light the path to freedom and, perhaps, peace one day. The torch I speak of has been passed from generation to generation by patriots such as he and as long as there are those who remain willing to stand in harms way and prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice, freedom will be ours to cling to for another day. Please remain strong in spirit and take comfort in knowing that your pain is shared by many and that his sacrifice is one that allows those, such as I, to breath that fresh air of freedom one more day."
Alfred H. Comeau of Waterbury, Connecticut (USA)

"To all of you who have left messages of appreciation over the past years, words can not express just what that means. As sit here, it is Jan. 7 of 2009. Just one day after the 4 year anniversary of Kurt's untimely death. My sons and I are living life to the best we can. Kurt would be so proud of his sons. They were his heart and soul. Not only is Kurt a HERO in my eyes, his three wonderful sons are also. It is hard to believe the time that has passed by. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of Kurt. I just have to look at our three sons, and he is there. I have been blessed with great famly and friends who have supported my sons and I. Americans need to remember not only the soldiers who have perished, please pray for the families and the soldiers who have returned with both physical and mental scars and memories. Again, thanks and please continue to support and pray for our soldiers and their families."
Tiffiny Comeaux Drinkwater of Thibodaux, LA USA

"June 1, 2008
To the family of Sgt. 1st Class Kurt J. Comeaux:
Kurt 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Kurt i miss you my brother. We all have a hole in our lives now that you are gone. But i know that you have a crown in heaven.
You made me believe in the good when i had lost all faith. I can't thank you enough."
Joe M. of Thibodaux LA


I served with Kurt in Iraq and also worked with him at LA Probation & Parole. Kurt, thank you for your sacrifice to our country. Not a day goes by that you do not cross my mind with fond memories. We miss you!!"
Bobby Lee of Lafayette, LA

"To the family of:Kurt J. Comeaux 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 was a squad leader in SFC Comeaux's platoon in Iraq. I know that he turly cared for his men and loved his family.

Once while our bradley was staging to go on a patrol he ask me to do him a favor and return to his barracks and pick up something.

That item was a picture of his family that he taped to the inside of his vest. He always wanted them to be near him and talked of them to me often.

This was a great man who loved his wife and children and who's thoughts were heavy upon him during the christmas holiday in 2004.

My heart goes out to his family but rest assure that in his final days his heart was right there with you.

I miss him and the others that perrished that day."
SSG Gary M Grissom of Sanford, FL

"Although itís been over 2 years since you made the ultimate sacrifice for your country, you are not forgotten. I pray for you and your family everyday. You are one of Godís warriors now and you are missed. Godís speed my friend."
1LT Rick Kuntz of Baton Rouge, LA

"I thank God for you and all who serve our country,We are waiting now for a family soldiers body 21yr old Alton Mayo to be sent home from Iraq, There is pain to disbelief GOD BLESS YOU,He died 3/5/2007"
Judy Cocke of Blue Springs MS

"Hey you ... two years already ... miss that mug of yours across the street ... rest in peace ... thanks always"
Lori of across the street


"1st Sergeant Comeaux,

I was honored to present your office and family with a plaque from the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation. You have 3 boys and a wife who are very proud of you.

Your co-workers at Thibodeaux Probation and Parole are very honored to hang the plaque in the office.

I met your wife and children a few months ago in St. Louis Missouri and had the privilege to escort them during the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation memorial service.
Rest in peace Kurt."
Brian Daigle of Walker, La. USA

"This letter is to the Family & Friends of SFC Comeaux Kurt Jospeph.
I would like to say to you that Kurt would forever remain a brave man to a lot of people. I was not acquainted with Kurt, but I was on an Illinois Motorcycle freedom ride. The Freedom Run Support Our Troops.
Immediate at the sign up this year every human being that sought after dog tag from a falling soldier obtain the tag. Which is an indication of respect for me to carry his tag by means of Pride and Gratification. Individuals inquire all the time regarding the relation to the dog tag I wear. I inform them that I support a great-Man that fought on behalf of the United States of America. I want to communicate my appreciation to the relatives of Kurt, for having a Brave Man in their lives. I know that everyone will miss him. I did not know him, but I feel like I do now. God bless you all and Once again show appreciation.
Thank- you Charmaine"
Charmaine Olbrot of Manteno,Illinois,USA


"I worked with Kurt for several years in the Lousisiana National Guard amd Kurt inspired me to make serious life and career changes that have put me where I am at today. I will always remember you bro."
P. Berg of Corpus Christi, TX

"Kurt was an awesome guy and I am speaking from 1st hand of knowing him. He has been around my family as long as I can remember. Kurt is truely missed each and everyday...so this is a message straight to him...Hey man, I miss ya; I can't believe you missed my 21st b-day, well you were there and we drank a lot to ya. Wish I could have bought you those shots I owed ya! Well Love ya!"
Jenny of Raceland, La

"God Bless the soul of Kurt and all his comrades. I just heard the words of his mother on the Memorial Day Tribute. Being a Mom, I can only imagine her pain and pray that the war will end soon and all our sons and daughters will be home to stay. God bless and keep those still in Iraq and Afganistan. May the souls of those who have gone home to our Lord rest knowing that they have not died in vain."
Rebecca Mattox of Memphis, TN, USA

"To the family of: Kurt J Comeaux 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 would like to say thank you to you and the other six soldiers who were killed in that blast for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

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

"May you find comfort in the strength and mercy of All Mighty God."
Toby Comeaux of Newport News, Va.

"It is with a heavy heart that we send condolences to your family. We know the sadness and emptiness that you are feeling. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the fallen soldiers. We pray daily for those who are fighting to give feedom to the oppressed people of Iraq and our fellow Americans here at home."
Webster and Ruth Reed (Parents of Jonathan Ray Reed who died in Iraq on January 28, 2005) of Krotz Springs, LA

"To the family of SFC Kurt Comeaux....may God bless you.Know that ya'll are in my thoughts and prayers.He truely was a remarkable man. I will always remember him."
Angela of Lockport,LA

"To the family and friends of Kurt J. Comeaux:

My heart goes out to you & I can truly say that I know how you feel. I am the mother of SSG William "Bill" Manuel who was also part of the 256th, he died on Jan. 10, 2005. I pray for you and know that we now have "Angels" looking over us."
Shirley Manuel of Oberlin, La.


"Also to the family, I go to Central Lafourche High School, where as i found out Kurt graduated from, and we have a disply in our Library in remembering Kurt and my cousin Bradley, also you can contact me at anytime at pinkypearl24@aol.com, may god bless and i love all u guys"
Nicole Karpinski of Houma, Louisiana/USA

"To the Family of Sgt.1st class Kurt Comeaux:
My name is Nicole and i*m Sgt. Bradley Bergerons cousin, i send out my prayers and deepest sympathy to all of you, he will never be forgotten and will always be a hero to america"
nicole of houma

"To Family and Friends of Sgt. Comeaux
Our hearts go out to you and your loved ones. Our son, Chris Barnett, was also in the 256th and was killed on 12/23/04. There are no words or actions that will help this situation, only prayers, time and memories. You are in our prayers daily."
Bob and Judy Barnett Parents of 1st LT Christopher Barnett (11/02/72-12/23/04) of Baton Rouge, LA

"To the family:
I am sorry for your loss and send my sorrow. He is a hero to everyone in America and will never be forgotten. God Bless!"
Daryl Karpinski Jr. of Houma, LA

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Kurt, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "


"You are all in my heart and prayers"
Win of Louisiana

"To the family and friends of Kurt J. Comeaux,
We are so very sorry for your loss. The 256th Infantry Brigade of Lafayette has suffered greatly. I am from Louisiana and as I read the names of those you have lost, my heart just cries. Please try to comfort one another and know that all over America and the world you are in our thoughts, tears and prayers. As an Air Force veteran, it was hard being away from my family and friends and I knew that there was always the possibility of having to make the greatest sacrifice but I found enormous pride and self-fulfillment in serving such a great country. I hope that through your pain you can find it in your hearts to understand the decision he made to serve his country and always honor his memory for the ultimate sacrifice he has made."
The Filbert Family of Lexington, SC

"To Kurt'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

"To Sgt. Comeaux
Thank you for defending the freedoms we all cherish. Your brave deeds have made America safer and we are deeply grateful to you. God Bless you and may He bring your loved ones peace at this time. We will remember you each day we raise our flag in the front yard. From a very grateful American family."
The Shaw family of Pasadena, Maryland

"Thank you Kurt Comeaux, 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 Kurt Comeaux:
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 Kurt 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 Kurt Comeaux:
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 Kurt, 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