Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Kevin D. Davis

41, of Lebanon, Oregon.
Davis died in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV in Hawijah, Iraq. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's G Troop, 82nd Cavalry, Redmond, Oregon. Died on April 8, 2005.

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"Kevin was a great guy! He had just married and adopted the two children. He talked all the time about those kids and treated them as if they were his own. Kevin and I worked together in Albany and Lebanon. I'd go down to Albany first thing in the morning and meet Kevin and ride with him on the Milk Truck and get new customers for him. Everyone liked him. He truly believed in what he was doing in the National Guard and was ready to give his life for his country. I never understood the Iraq war and didn't like it but Kevin believed in what he was doing and that was the important thing. He made a difference with every person he met and the things he did. R.I.P."
Doyle Sherman of Palm Desert, CA

"Hi my name is Dirk and Kevin was a family friend and a real hero. I want to say we miss and love you Kevin. We will all see you again. Rest in peace 😢"
Dirk Birch of Lebanon Oregon

"Ten years? Time flies as a civilian. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. There is a lot I'd like to say but I know God hears my words and can pass on any my thoughts and prayers. I'm looking forward to chatting with you at that chow hall in the sky when I get there. Save me a slice of that freezer burnt cheese cake and some shelf stable milk. And can you please help God keep an eye on some of the guys? They need it, we all need it. Thanks and God Bless"
SGT Matt Henry of Gresham, OR

"I did not know Kevin personally, but when I heard that a brother soldier died I attended his funeral to honor his memory. I've been retired from the Army for 23 years, I know what sacrifices soldiers make. However a life is the ultimate and you are a true HERO. To his family may God give you peace, and never forget what Kevin did for all of us."
Nick Bruno US Army Retired of Albany, Oregon

"Kevin, Your heroics will never be forgotten. You will always live on in the hearts and memories of those you left behind. I know how much your death devastated my son, who was the youngest soldier in G-Troop. He told me you always went out of your way to look out for him and kept him close by and safe. As a mother I am eternally grateful. I wish you were here because he has had a really hard time with losing you that day and I know how much they all miss you and wish you made it back home to your family. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family on this day. RIP SSGT Kevin D Davis. You will never be forgotten."
Lorrie Fricke of The Dalles OR

"I just want to let you know that you are still remembered! I won't ever forget our talks in the office. I have ridden and will ride in fallen soldiers rides in honor of you. I can't thank you and your family enough for sacrifice you have paid for all of us.."
Janet Garrard of Brownsville, OR

"To the family of:Kevin D.Davis
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 love my country. After 9/11 sadly the president didn't ask us to do much, those of us who don't serve, so I decided to clean the road that I live on. Seems dumb but it's something I can do. And I've flown the flag proudly since 1/20/08. Recently a sign went up on the road in honor of Kevin. Now I have someone to think about as I clean the road of garbage and take my daily walk/run. I never knew Kevin but oddly he lives on now with me too. Peace to all who loved this man."
Michael of Beavercreek

"Kevin Davis was my high school friend. He was lovely. My last memory of him was at our 20th high school reunion, his arms outstretched in a big huge, sweet smile, a little less curly hair up top. His was the saddest funeral I've ever attended, but it was so fitting to honor him in such a way. To his children: your dad was a man of honor and courage. He was hardworking and honest. Carry his love and strength with you as you venture into our beautiful world he helped to keep safe for you."
Susan South Brennan of Albany, Oregon

"The Guys of G Troop are coming to visit with u today! My Thoughts & Prayers go out to your loved ones! We will never forget!! RIP"
Lorrie Fricke of The Dalles, OR US

"Kevin, I can't thank you enough for looking out for my son Nick and keeping him safe. I like to think your still looking out for him and the others. I know my son lost a part of himself that day they lost you. I know how much you've been missed by all! My youngest son just went active army. I can only hope he gets someone even half as good, to mentor him and look out for him, like u did for my son Spc. Nick freeman.
--from A forever grateful Mom! R.I.P.Kevin Davis God Bless your wife and children!"
Lorrie Fricke of The Dalles, Or

"There are no words I can write to describe the emptiness that was left behind when my brother left this world and walked through the gates of heaven.

I rejoice knowing that I will see you again Kevin, but your presence here is so very much missed. Your nephew is growing up so very fast and still talks about how much he loves his Uncle Kevin and wants to be like you so much. Mom and I were shocked when we got his soccer pictures back and realized that Kaellin even looks like you. He has that same goofy smile that you had. You are his hero and I couldn't have chosen a better role model for him.

I dedicate this Veteran's Day to you.

I love and miss you bro."
Shelley Davis-Moore of Albany, OR

"my name is laurynn davis, and i am kevin davis' daughter. he was the nicest guy anyone could ever meet.
and he deserves all of the messages that you guys have left for him, i would like to thank you for everything that you have done. :]"
Laurynn Davis of Lebanon, Or

"Hi i am 14 years old and i was playing call of duty 2 and i noticed that my name on the game was Sargent Davis. i got curious and i found out the story behind the game. i just wanted to say that i was touched by the story and am sorry for what happen to him. I just want you to take my gratitude for what he did for the country. Thanks"
Brandon Butler of coatesville P.A.

"Hi i am 14 years old and i was playing call of duty 2 and i noticed that my name on the game was Sargent Davis. i got curious and i found out the story behind the game. i just wanted to say that i was touched by the story and am sorry for what happen to him. I just want you to take my gratitude for what he did for the country. Thanks"
Brandon Butler of 695 west kings hwy. coatesville P.A.

"June 2, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Kevin D. Davis:
Kevin 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

"He was and is a great NCO that cared for his troops and is greatly missed by those that knew him. It was an honor to have served on the battle field with such a fine NCO."
SGT Gowenlock of Poulsbo, WA

"Kevin,
Hey bro. We're still here and I'm still in the Army. I'm a Sgt. now and took a job in the Military Funeral Honors. Not a service goes by I don't think of you and that breakfast we shared that fatefull day so far away...
Miss you man"
Sgt. Dave Evans of Redmond, Oregon

"I won't forget the night i stayed up talking to SGT Davis. Till midnight, and was I whipped! Man am I glad I did. Soon after that - a few short days - and he departed to be with Christ Jesus face to face. As sad as I was to see him go, and as sorrowful I was and still am with regard to his family, church family, and military family, his presence in Glory helps me look forward to being there myself. Christ Jesus, please pray to the Father for me to become more like You, for my stress fracture to get better, and tell Kevin that ministering to him was one of the highlights of a deployment that benefitted me greatly. If I ever put a hero in a novel, he'd definitely have allot of Kevin's characteristics - good natured, hard working, sacrificial, and a kind hearted soul - like the Father made Kevin to be."
Alec of Lookout Mountain, Georgia

"Uncle Kevin i miss you why'd you have to leave?? I say to myself every day why did it have to be him? WHY? i miss you! i want you back. I cant stand it that you are gone. I love you very very much. And i hope i will see you once again. I LOVE AND MISS YOU!"
McKenzie of Albany Oregon

"I think about you every day. You will live on in my heart forever. I miss you."
SSG Joshua Mosley of Sisters, OR

"Kevin you will never be forgotten.We love you very much.I still watch as people drive by the house watching for you to drive by and wave or just stop and say Hi I miss that. Also kevin you are remembered by Michael as when you and him would make fishing weights in your garage Michael will never forget those memories.Kevin there will be a day when we are all together again. Robbin you and the kids are very special to us also. Kevin you are our hero."
Judy Simmons of Lebanon,oregon

"I have never been more honored to serve with such a selfless outstanding person than kevin. The world will not be the same with out him. I miss you "beefcake". SGT Depaolo"
Sgt. Nick DePaolo of Bandon OR

"I was proud to have known kevin ,and served with a Great Guy and soldier.There not a day that goes by,that I don't think about him."
Sgt kassebaum of Salem,Or

"The honor of knowing such a hero is tough to express in words. As a classmate of Kevin from West Albany High (1982), I remember a very strong, competitive and honorable person who went on to give us the ultimate sacrafice protecting our freedom. Although I do not know him as a close friend, his memory will be with me forever.

Thanks Kevin. I am sure your family is very proud."
Jerry Coe of Corvallis, Oregon

"So, who would've thought this kid that I saw running around in the school halls..prankster, popular, good looking, all around nice guy year after year would grow up to be someone with the title of "HERO". I have so much sorrow for you Robbin and the kids, but I know that you will go on to build happy and fulfilling lives because that's what Kevin would want you to do. I am very thankful and proud to call Kevin my classmate and friend, but now an.... American Hero. Thank you for sharing him with the rest of us. My family and I are very greatful. God Bless you all.
West Albany HS "82""
Brenda Cooper-Cole of Redmond Or USA

"I want to thank you all for leaving such wonderful messages for us... Not a day goes by that we don't think of Kevin and his boys that are still over there..... Thank You...

Kevin~ my baby... I miss you so much that my heat aches every day... I miss your touch, your voice, your laughter, and everything about you.... You would be proud to see Drew playing ball.. he is so much like you... and Sissy... well she is still your sunshine girl... and thinks about you every day... the Bug.. well what can we say about her, but that she is you 100 percent... I would give anything to have you home with me right now... heck I would give anything to have you still over there... waiting for you to come home....

Baby we love and miss you, but we all know that someday we will all be together... holding each other... laughing and playing ball again.... Remember we were and still are the best short stop and second base team around.... Baby I love you!!!!!

Robbin Davis and kids...."
Robbin Davis and Kids of Lebanon, Oregon

"Kevin, you are a true hero, and you will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and the many hearts you have touched. Be at peace with God."
Donna Poirier of Sweet Home, OR

"Kevin you are The best you wanted to pick a fight and we did i am terribally sorry what has happend ant i feel nothing but heart ache and sorrow for your family here and back in the states i will never forget that day by the Aquaduct but most importanatly i will never forget you"
Spc. Stuart Trent of Iraq

"Kevin, not a day has gone by since you've been gone that I have'nt thought of you. I know you are in a better place bro, and I know that one day we will see each other again. Thank you for all you did to preserve mine and my families freedom. I love you bro!! Until we meet again."
Jeremy Weber of Lebanon OR

"Thank you to all whom have posted touching notes here to honor my good friend Staff Sargent Kevin D. Davis. You can find a tribute group I have made for him at www.KevinsDriftboat.com"
Mitch of Canby Or

"I will miss you my friend, but know you are with Jesus now. Thank you for what you did for your country and our good city of Lebanon, OR."
Officer Kyle Randleman of Lebanon, OR

"We will miss you so much."
Mitch of Canby Or

"I served in Lebanon in 83-84. I go online to read up on our fallen. I sometimes bring my wife into the room and she breaks down in tears. I was a Marine and saw my share of sorrow. Keep your faith. There is a better place for us all. Smper Fi to Kevin. There is no service rivalry in Heaven Kevin ;)"
Mike of Brooklyn NY

"To the Family of Kevin, my family honors your hero. his Bravery, Valor, and Courage will always be remembered. We are grateful for his loyal service and we will never forget his sacrifice.
God Bless Kevin and his family"
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays and family

"Sergeant Davis, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, 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, Kevin will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Dear Robin and kids,

As I sit here trying to put my words down on paper I find it next to impossible to say how my heart aches for your loss! Although we are miles apart I am always here for you, Robin.

Our prayers are with you and I thank God for unselfish Americans like Kevin, for without them, we would have no America!

May God take you by the hand and lead you and the children and give you the peace that no human can! We love you with all our hearts.

Aunt Peg and Uncle Lyle"
Peggy Gilmore of Visalia, Ca USA

"To Kevin's family and friends, we are thinking of you during this difficult time. We will never forget that he gave the ultimate sacrifice for our wonderful country. Our prayers are with you."
42ID Rear Detachment of Fort Drum, NY

"I wish to extend my sympathy to all of the family and friends of this fallen hero. My son died in combat on March 25, 2005, so I can share your pain and grief. My prayers are with you."
Janie Richardson of Summersville, WV

"Dear Davis Family and Friends,

My is Jo Giles. I lost my baby brother in Iraq about a month ago. I hope you can take comfort as I have that Kevin was and always will be a hero. Thank you for giving Kevin to the world. Our loved ones are always here in our hearts. It is so hard I know , but know that Kevin will live on, in the hearts and minds of many grateful Americans. If you would like to email me I'm at celestialhoney2004@yahoo.com
I hope I can be of help, you will all be in my prayers. Please take care and know that Kevin will not be forgotten."
Jo Giles of Bakersfield, CA

"TO THE DAVIS FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. WE ARE DEEPLY SADDEN BY THE LSOT OF KEVIN. WE UNDERSTAND YOUR LOST. WE LOST OUR SON SOME ELEVEN MONTHS AGO. AN OUR HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH KEVIN AND YOUR FAMILY. KEVIN IS ONE VERY SPECIAL PERSON. AN I APPRECIATE HIS SERVICE PROTECTING US FROM TERRORISM. HE IS A TRUE; AMERICAN HERO! I REALIZE OUR SON'S MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN ONE ANOTHER. STILL BOTH BROTHERS AS SOLDIERS. ONE'S THAT ALWAYS HAD EACH OTHERS BACK. KEVIN HAS TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF MANY. FRIENDS, THOSE IN HIS COMMUNITY, NEIGHBOR'S, HIS MILITARY FAMILY AND HIS FAMILY. HE (KEVIN) DID NOT LOSE HIS LIFE IN VAIN. FOR HE TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF MANY IN IRAQ. GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"Thank you Kevin Davis, 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 Staff Sgt. Kevin Davis:
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 Kevin 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 Staff Sgt. Kevin Davis:
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 Kevin, 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