Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Cpl. Kevin J. Dempsey

23, of Monroe, Connecticut.
Dempsey died due to enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on November 13, 2004.

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"The Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial Committee - www.cttreesofhonor.com is keenly looking for a contact for Kevin's family. We will begin building the Memorial in Middletown's Veterans Memorial Park later this summer and each of our 64 fallen heroes will have an individualized, laser etched plaque mounted next to their tree. We need to contact Kevin's family to have a preferred photo of Kevin for the plaque. I can be reached at 860-841-4287 or suemartucci@gmail.com"
Sue Martucci, Chairperson, Ct. Trees of Honor Memorial of Bloomfield, CT

"THink about ya everyday! Miss ya everyday also!! Love ya Jacky xoxox"
Theresa of New Canaan, CT

"To the family of:Kevin J.Dempsey
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""

"Its been nine years since we were in boot camp together and I still look back and laugh at the memories we had in plt 2053. You are missed my friend."
Greg Tarrants of Knoxville, Tn

"It's October of 2010 and I still think of you, Jack, your wonderful family, and the times you spent with us in New Canaan, watching your wrestling matches and football games. I miss your smile so much, as do all my boys, your brothers forever--"
a mom of new canaan

"Hey Jack, I think about you every day but am thinking about you more today than any other. I know we will meet again someday. Till then, I'll see you in my memories...great ones! Miss you and love you."
Nicole Pucci of Greenwich, CT

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3
A hundred times a day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving. - Albert Einstein"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"We will never forget to honor you Jack
NCHS"
Donna Kemp of New Canaan, CT

"Jack,
Just wanted to say hi and I miss you with all my heart. I am so proud of you and yet I am so sad as they say only the good die young"
Melissa of Stamford CT

"Jack,
I can't believe it has been 4 years. It is crazy to think about. It feels like just last week I bumped into you at Hula's. All I can say is I love you and miss you. And someday, in another lifetime, we will be rollerblading together again :-) XOXO"
Nicole Pucci of Greenwich, CT

"Jack...thinking about you today and every other day. I am coming to visit you next week. Miss you and love you dearly."
Nicole Pucci of Greenwich, CT

"November 9, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Kevin J. Dempsey:
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

"Jack

You were an inspiration to me in boot camp. It never seemed to phase you. See you when I get there, guarding the streets of Heaven's scenes.
Semper Fi."
Layhew of Baltimore, MD

"As a former Marine who went to high school in New Canaan CT and also served in the same unit as Jack (Charlie Company 2d Reconnaissance BN) during the Persian Gulf War in 1991, I truly understand the dedication and honor Jack had without ever having met him. I truly wish I had the opportunity to meet this young hero. God bless Jack and Semper Fi! You will be missed."
Jason A. Walker (CPL USMC retired) of Nashville TN

"Was just thinkin' about ya today... miss u like crazy Jackie... birthdays comin up and no one to celebrate with... love ya kid... always in our memories and hearts! xoxo - see ya up there.."
Theresa Petrucci of New Canaan, CT, USA

"Thank you for your service and sacrafice. We will not forget...5/27/07"
Bela

"Barb, Jen, family, and Friends, Although he may be gone, Jack's spirit lives on in all Marines, and those who appreciate the freedoms we enjoy. Semper Fi!"
Maj DG Hyatt of New Haven, CT

"Jack, Will never forget how proud you were and I was of you when you came to my house just before you were deployed.Because Marines never die we just go to hell and regroup I will see you there.God Bless"
Lt. Wood of New Canaan, CT

"We Will miss you. Semper Fidelis"
Nick Davis of Camp Lejeune

"Kevin,
I was reading an old copy of Leatherneck Magazine and I read how your friends and Gunny Obleas' brothers ran the 2005 Marine Corps Marathon in honor of you and Gunny Obleas. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just in OIF, but also for your service in Haiti as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"I can't believe it's been 2 years since we lost you. Not a day goes by where I don't think about you. I proudly tell everyone who asks what my tattoo stands for, you were my best friend... I miss you Bro... Gone but NEVER forgotten."
Dave Duprey of Bridgeport, CT

"Tomorrow will be 2 years since we lost Jack. For a brief time, he was one of my Marines. I think about him often. Whenever those of us who served with Jack get together, the conversation always seems to migrate toward him. I guess that's how it's supposed to work. Sometimes I sit at my desk and just stare at his picture- wondering how the emptiness feels to his family- hoping that it hurts a little less for them now- knowing deep down that it doesn't.
Barabara and Jen, I wish I could tell you both just how sorry I am. I pray for you. I know you miss him. So do we."
Chip Raybon (Bones) of Washington, DC

"Jack,
What can I say but, you are my hero. I will love and cherish you always. I think of all the great moments we spent together and look forward to many more in another lifetime. There is not a day that goes by when I do not think of you. You are in my thoughts. I miss you and love you so much.

Love always,
Nicole Pucci"
Nicole Pucci of Greenwich, CT

"Memories live forever...5/29/06"
Bela Beaupre of Woodbury, CT

"From one Kevin to another thank you for your sacrafice.Rest in peace

Kevin F. Dempsey F.D.N.Y."
Kevin F. Dempsey of Levittown N.Y.

"In your honor and with gratitude to you, Kevin John Dempsey, Iíve planted a daffodil in your name, as have others across the United States as part of Project LIVE ON, a not-for-profit program founded to memorialize each U. S. military who has died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thousands of beautiful daffodils across the country will come up each Spring, and, like your Spirit, will LIVE ON...and ON. Blessings to you, the family, as you grieve, and heal. For details, contact projectliveon@aol.com. Jan. 23, 2006."
Gretchen Forbes of the northcentral mountains of Pennsylvania

"I have planted a daffodil for you Jack along with 49 more bulbs to represent other soldiers who were killed in Iraq. Your flower will be seen every year and your sacrifice remembered. Projectliveon@aol.com"
Ruth Anderson of Mountain View , California

"Jack was like a brother to me, a great friend, also a great teammate. I will miss you man, and you will always be with me."
shy of new canaan,CT

"To the family and friends of Cpl. Kevin Dempsey: As someone who also loved a loved one in Iraq and who is from CT originally, I extend my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of this fine young man. I am dealing with the loss of someone very close to me in my heart, Sgt. David Coullard, Scout Sniper, USMC from Glastonbury who died on 8/1/05 in an insurgent attack. It is approaching one year since Kevin has passed on and I wish you strength during this time and through the holiday season. Thank you for the sacrifice you made Cpl. Dempsey. You will live on as a hero in the hearts and minds of many."
Brenda Bertolini of Orange County, CA

"You are remembered and honored this July 4th, 2005. God bless your family."
Bela of Woodbury, CT

"Kevin, one of the many heros who will never be forgotten. God Bless you."
Christian of Memphis, TN

"To the Dempsey family,
We are so sorry for the loss of Kevin. He will be in our prayers and thoughts forever. God Bless all of you forever."
Rocco, Regina and the boys of New Canaan, CT

"To the Dempsey family,
We are so sorry for the loss of Kevin.
His sacrifice will never be forgotten!
You are in our thoughts and prayers."
Mike of Virginia

"To The Dempsey Family:
My good friend Justin Ellsworth was also a Marine. He served in Iraq at the same time your son did, he also got killed with your son. I wasn't sure at first how to got through the hard times after Justin passed, but then I found out about your son and I know Justin isn't alone where ever he his. I know this this won't stop the pain, but hopefully it will ease it knowing Kevin is with a friend. You are in my prayers forever."
Jessie of Rosebush, MI

"May God bless the famliy of Kevin Dempsey, Thank you for fighting the war to help us continue to live the life we love. May God to continue to watch over his friends and family in the time of loss and remember he has gone on to a better place."
Steven of Memphis,TN, USA

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

"TO THE FAMILY OF KEVIN, YOUR SON WAS A VERY GREAT HERO. MY HUSBAND KNEW HIM IN RECON, AND NOW IS OVER INFANTRY. HE WAS VERY HURT BY HIS LOSS, BECAUSE THEY WERE VERY CLOSE FRIENDS AT THAT TIME. WE BOTH WANT TO SAY WE'RE SORRY, AND THAT WE WILL KEEP HIM IN OUR HEARTS.
GRUNTSWIFE0311@AOL.COM"
IVETTE CALVARESI of CAMP LEJEUNE, NC

"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 "

"My heart knows your pain and sorrow. May God comfort you and grant you peace."
Bela of Woodbury, CT

"To Kevin'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 your soldier's bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

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

"To Kevin'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

"Thank You for the gift of Freedom. I will honor it in your memory."
P Bell of Macon,Ga

"TO THE DEMPSEY FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. OUR HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH KEVIN AND YOUR FAMILY, GOD BLESS!"
leonard wahl of Valley Stream Long Island

"To the family and friends of Corporal Kevin J. Dempsey,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca

"Thank you Kevin Dempsey, 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 Cpl. Kevin Dempsey:
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 Cpl. Kevin Dempsey:
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