Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Robert F. Eckfield, Jr.

23, of Cleveland, Ohio.
Eckfield died from an indirect fire explosion in Saqlawiyah, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on October 27, 2005.

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"I have been looking for LCPL Robert F. Eckfield Jr.'s parents in order to send them a quilt in honor and memory of their hero. This is what Home OF THE Brave Quilts do. It is a national quilt project in which over 6000 quilts have been given to parents and/or spouses. If anyone know his parents, they can request a quilt on our website;
www.homeofthebravequilts.com
I am the Ohio Coordinator.
Robert may be gone, but NOT FORGOTTEN!
Janet Alderman
Ohio Coordinator
Home of the Brave"
Janet Alderman of Elyria OH USA

"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"
Scott Steiner of Gahanna, OH

"”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,450 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna"
Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"August 30, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Robert F. Eckfield, Jr.:
Robert 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 my cousin & her family.
Virginia me & my hubby Sargent William Werling of the us Marines want it to send you & your family are love and to let you know that we keep Robert in are thoughts
Love
Maggie & Sargent William Werling of the us Marines
Semper Fi"
Maggie of Cleveland Ohio

"I just finished writing a letter to Jared and it applies to both of you as does this one. I know you are at peace where you are, but I wish you were here with your family and your Lady. I wish that I could erase that horrible day from my memory...but I can't. I feel responsible and always will for not bringing you both home. Kellee and I pray daily that your family can find peace. I miss you brother."
Twiggs Family of Quantico, Va.

"Today I met Robert's mother Virginia, stepfather Norman and sister Rachael. For someone to have lost a son and a brother, they show an incredible strength that can only be attained by their belief in God. As a Viet Nam vet myself, I am honored to have had the opportunity to meet the Taylors. Thank you Virginia for directing me to Robert's website. I feel I've been able to pay my respects to someone who I never met but at the same time, someone who I once knew. God Bless you and may God's Grace be with us all."
Ken Frederick of Lynchburg, VA

"To the family of:Robert F. Eckfield, Jr. 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"

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your
Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the loyal service and sacrifice that was made and
WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
Our cousin LCPL Michael Smith Jr. gave his life on 4-17-04 fighting for freedom.
Please know that this was not in vain and these American Heros will FOREVER be honored.
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 family of Corporal Robert Franklin Eckfield: Your Marine gave the ultimate sacrific for our freedom. Be proud of this hero. Know that he will never be forgotten. We are proud of his service to our great country. Our hearts and prayers to you to help comfort you during this most difficult time.
From a Proud Marine Mom and family"
Susan Haggerty of Phoenix, AZ

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Robert F. Eckfield, Jr.,

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. If you're not certain that your loved one's next of kin is registered, please use our link and register them for a quilt so we can send our "Love Stitched Together."

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

"Thank you Robert. Thank you Eckfield family. May God bless and heal your family. Rest in peace warrior."
Mary Collins of Stoughton, MA

"Rest in Peace Tufelhunden. Semper Fi
J and T USMC NC
Sister of a Fallen Marine"

"robert thank you for serving our country. an for being a military brother to our son. kia sgt gregory l. wahl us army balad, iraq. although, you two nor kevin knew one another. military brothers something special! you have not given your life in vain! an you are an AMERICAN HERO! my tears flow for my son still, and today the very seame tears are with you ROBERT! GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

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

"This is Tom vaught and Eddie Castano. Tom was Ecky's team leader and and Eddie 1st fire team leader and We have the privilege to know Bobby "palm mall" Eckfield. He was one of the most outstanding Marines we had and even though he could not keep up on the hikes. I want everyone to know that Eckfield had something that no other junior Marine had.. And that was heart. Eckfield never complain about anything and he was one of the best that we had. Bobby and Jarad Kremm we will keep you on our prayers and we will always be here for you.. LOve you man!!!!"
Edwin Castano and Tom Vaught of Auburn University, AL

"Marine Lance Corp Robert F. Eckfield, Jr. The soul of the indomitable American spirit. Defender of freedom's cause, there is no more noble a fight. To Lance Corporal Eckfield, Jr. and his nearest and dearest I honor his name and his family of which he stands, forever in remembrance as America's greatest defenders of freedom's light."
Susan of New York, New York

"Thank you Robert Eckfield, Jr., 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 Lance Cpl. Robert Eckfield, Jr.:
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 Robert 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 Lance Cpl. Robert Eckfield, Jr.:
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 Robert, 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