Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Kyle A. Eggers

27, of Euless, Texas.
Eggers died in Habbaniyah, Iraq, when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, Camp Greaves, Korea. Died on December 5, 2004.

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"im sorry we didn't really know each other, that didn't mean we weren't friends and 1st Bn 14th Inf made us brothers, I'm proud of that and of you."
steele of Arizona

"To SSG Egger's wife and boys. 10 years today and the loss is still so new. I'm sure this compares to nothing you feel.He was and is the Soldier you wanted on your six. Thank you for help building the man he is. The man I hope his boys want to be. It was my great pleasure to serve under his direction.His guidance , on and off the battlefield. 2ND Infantry Division Strike Force "Second To None ""
McMain of Nevada

"Hi Kyle my sister is a brat but I love her I'm in cub scouts now I'll always gana remember you by"
colton of yakima

"Day by day goes by and I never miss you any less. Especially with the boys so far away now. I love you lots and always will!"
Brie

"Memorial Day is right around the corner just thinking about you brother and the time we took you to otooles in honolulu for your 21st birthday and you got up and sang with the irish band rest in peace my friend"
Philip halloran of boston, mass

"Kyle,
It is with the upmost respect that I get to write to you on behalf of Aaron, who was not only your best friend but also a solider who was seriously injured in the incident that took your life. Although I have never had the honor to meet you, you have become a very familiar name. Aaron and I have spent many nights talking about you and although you are not with him anymore you truly will never be forgotten. I just really wanted to thank you for everything you have done not only for the country as a whole but for our Aaron as well. I only ask that you watch, protect him and know that you will forever be part of him.
May you rest in peace."
Melanie Irene of Nyack, New York

"Well Kyle, something made me think about you today, only to be heartbroken by the search that tells me you are not living happily in Washington as I had imagined. We never met face to face, but I recall many late night talks and AOL chats when you were stationed in Hawaii. Your sense of humor and good heart helped me through a really difficult time in my life, and I am forever grateful for it. You will be missed by many. Prayers for your family."
Bonnie of Griffith, IN

"Its memorial day brother and i miss you... your sacrifice we'll always be remembered i talk about you all the time to my children and family and family lives forever so you live forever.. god bless you
Firefighter Ambe / SSG Ambe 'GD'S"
mark ambe of las vegas nv

"28 May 12
Kyle, Brother in arms. I lament today.
You, Gibbs and Huey are always with me. Rest easy"
Jesse Walker of Cameron, NC.

"Thinking about you and your family today. Started thinking about growing up with you in high school. Thank you for serving our country. I wish you were here today, but I know you are watching over us from heaven. God bless you."
Iris Putnam of Euless, TX

"I really dont know what to say because theres just so much... this man was and is the best friend I have ever had I surfed with him everyday for almost four years in Hawaii and he lived with my family and I every weekend. I would give my own life to bring him back because the world was such a better place with him in it.. god bless you "chuffy" i miss u dearly and my heart goes out to your family .

SSG Ambe Golden Dragons / F/F Ambe CCFD Las Vegas ,NV."
Mark A. Ambe of LAS VEGAS,NEVADA

"Kyle while its been years since your passing not a day goes by when I dont think of you and the other members of the 1/506 INF that we lost. You will never be forgotten."
Ian Gleezen of Minot, Maine

"Sure miss you bud"
Chris Stroupe of Selah, WA

"Kyle. its been a while since i have wrote you a little note. but i wanted to share how proud i am to be your wife! i know that no matter where i go or what i am doing you are watching. your boys are getting so big! Kaden and Tegan are about to finish the 3rd grade. reading well above their grade level! math is coming really easy to Kaden! not sure where he got that from! Tegan has a huge heart and i always hear how he reaches out to kids who are sitting alone or have been picked on. Zane is at the end of 1st grade! he is doing very well. he couldnt be any more like you if he tried! he has your looks, smile and body type. all 3 of them will be heart breakers!
I am thankful that we had our time together but wish everyday that it could have been longer. we had so many plans, dreams and goals. I hope the boys know that even though you are gone that we will still do everything you and i planned to do with them as they grow. Love you forever and always!
if you have any stories or pictures you would like to share about kyle that can be added to the books Kyles mom and i are making for the boys you can email me at JennREggers@aol.com"
jenn of moxee, wa

"Today is an appropriate day to write on the wall for you Kyle. I think about your laugh, smile and amazing zeal for life a lot. My family loved you so very much, your Mom, Dad & Sister too. There are just not words, my friend. Stay Gold."
Marla of Colleyville

"Mr. & Mrs. Eggers - I met you at our church's plant sale a week ago. I want to talk with you about honoring Kyle at our annual Freedom Celebration - Sunday, July 3rd. My name is Paul Paschall - 817 991 3614. Please give me a call."
Paul Paschall of Hurst, Texas

"Kyle its been 7 years since your passing. I can still remember the night I found out, we were saying goodby to Grandpa. When Kieth and Diane got the phone call. It rocked me to my core but I know that Grandpa was there to meet you. I still remember the summers we spent together, may you rest in peace. Goodby cousin."
Jason Kloepping of Bartley Ne.

""Hi Kyle"
My name is alex leslie and i never had the pleasure of meeting you. Im dating your sister Brieanna and i promise i will always treat her respect and make her happy. She has told me alot about you and i know you are a pretty cool guy and again i wish i could have had the pleasure to meet you. I seen your boys this halloween and they are doing great and are a bunch of fun. Even though i don't know you but i want you to know that i will be thinking about you. I know your in a safe place now. Your family is doing great and wish you could be here with everyone. Even though i never got to meet you, but i have tremendous respect for you. Your sister brie looks up to you so much and thats one great thing i admire about her. She is a great person with the most wonderful personality ever. I just wanted to leave you a message out of respect and you are on everyones mind. I will be thinking about you and have been since brie told me about you.
Sincerely, Alex W. Leslie"
Alex Leslie of Yakima, WA

"Chuffy,
Six years later, I found out that you are not longer with us today. I remember you! You helped/carried me one time from the enlisted club. That is not the only time you've helped but for some reason I have always remember that. You could have let me pass out and let MP's deal with me and have big consequences. I will always remember you as that God sent angel in fatigues. Thank you for your sacrifice. We are here because of heroes like you!
Sgt. Fernandez"
sgt Fernandez of Redding, CA, USA

"Hey Buddy,
I woke up early this morning and you were on my mind. I fired up google and started to look your name up to see what I could find that was recent. As I read through the messages that were left here, tears started rolling. I miss you alot. I miss your tenacity and sense of humor. You always will be an inspiration to me, definitely not for you hunting results:) but for what a wonderful dad you were. I try to pattern my parenting after you. Every time I toss one of my kids towards the ceiling I remember you doing the same and making your boys howl with laughter. Well I could go on for hours but you know me and one sided conversations. I Love you my friend and I look forward to the day that we meet again."
Seth of Yakima

"I didnt know Kyle - I just saw his memorial on "Nancy Grace" - but I was so impressed with his sweet smile, her comments about him, and overwhelmed by the loss his family must still feel. I cant imagine. He must have had a vital spirit while here on earth. I have never responded to anything like this before; something special in Kyle touched me. Thank you for sharing him with the rest of us in defending what we believe."
Tricia of Greensboro, NC

"I'm remembering Kyle and so many others, including my father, on this memorial day 2010. I have your address off that package I got back "return to sender" and it's on my refrigerator where I can see it every day. It will stay there as a daily reminder of why I live in a country and can get up and go about my life. And today I ordered my bracelet with your name on it and will wear it proudly. And when asked I will tell about the soldier who gave his life for us. To Kyle's family, my heart goes out to you today and everyday. And I think I heard his name mentioned on the ABC nightly news tonight and mentioned his sister. God Bless you all."
Linda L Block of Whitehall, Michigan USA

"Hey Kyle. I was working on my senior project and thought about you. I decided to make an art gallery and all proceeds will go to families of the fallen soldiers. I thought you'd be proud, because i feel extremely passionate about it. I'll never forget how everyone pitched in to help our family after you were gone. You were always a giver and i hope i can atleast walk in your footsteps a little bit. I don't know why but since i've been thinking about you so much lately and it's really painful. Things would be so much different if you were here. Much better. Your little boys aren't so little anymore. They're very handsome and they have your table manners. So you know what that means. I had to leave another note. I miss you so much and i love you even more. We all do. Love, Brie"

"I sent a package to SSG Eggers on December 10th of 2004. In late February I got it back marked "Returned To Sender, Left No Address." For some reason I saved the box and used it to store Christmas decorations. Today I needed a box to mail a quilt. Since I hadn't put the decorations away yet I grabbed that box. I took the label off it that was addressed to Kyle. I always wondered why I got it back. I decided tonight to google his name. My eyes welled with tears at my discovery so many years later. I've sat at the computer reading everything I can find and have gotten to know a wonderful person that I'll never meet. Everyone who knew him was blessed to have him in their lives. I'll save this address label forever as it will be a constant reminder of why I'm able to get up and go to work everyday in a free country. My sincerest sympathy and gratitude to his family. 12/29/09 lindalblock@aol.com"
Linda L Block of Whitehall, Michigan USA

"I too cannot believe that it has been 5 years since Chuffy left us. I do know that some day I will get to see you agin my friend and share with you all that has been good with your sons, Tegan Kaden and Zane. I will also get to share with you all that good stuff that has happened with Noah, Tristen, Asher and not least of all Clara...all my grandkids. I miss you my friend..

Jim G"
Jim Giles of Yakima WA

"I can't believe that it's been almost 5 years since you've left us. It doesn't seem that long ago that we were all hanging out and laughing after the cake fight in my parent's kitchen, and then of course my mom came in and made up clean all the cake up from the walls, floor and ceiling. :) I miss those times, but mostly I miss you. Continue to watch over us Chuffy. I love you!!"
Natalie C. Lefebvre of North Richland Hills, TX

"Chuffy, Thinking about you always.
We miss you."
Charles Tubbs of Virginia Beach, VA

"Hey Chuffy. Today is September 11 and I find myself thinking of your sacrifice. I just wanted you to know that we miss you and love you."
Sam French of Vegas

"Kyle, we all miss you greatly and are extremely proud of you and your service. I had no idea until I read a memorial a while back and the shock and sadness kinda set in. You always made us laugh every single morning back in high school with a great sense of humor. You also had a warm and caring heart for your friends and never turned your back on them when you knew something was wrong. More people should be just like you Bro. My deepest condolences to the family, I know those kind of scars on a persons heart are so hard to heal and deal with and how much they hurt. I hope knowing and reading how many lives he touched brings some warmth and comfort to your family and fills your hearts with fond memories remembering such an upstanding friend and family member. God bless your family Bro, I'm so sorry you're not here right now joking around and barbecuing with us"
Mike Bierwiler, DHS/DFW of Euless, TX

""July 12th, 2009"

Kyle,

Today, I sit in FOB Denver at NTC, remembering the times we spent here as young Soldiers of 1-14 IN, today I am with 1-15 IN from Benning. It is 4 years later, and what I can say is I now totally looking at life not from an earthly perspective, but from an universal, spiritual and celestial one. If 99% of humanity realized that we are all here on a journey and we will all eventually return from where we came, then we would live life full of love, joy, and abundance all the time. You did, and then you depart too soon for most of us, but looking back, too soon might have been the right time, for only the supreme being knows the purpose. Since you departed, we in America and the world have "CHANGED, and continue to CHANGE". I look forward to the day when all WARs will be no more. Life on earth is gift to be cherished, for we may not pass this way again. Memories lives on forever, stars shines for yeons and millineums later, you will still be remembered. Walk on my brother for your memories don't die like the body dies, they'll always be here to remember. With the internet, someone will always know your name, who you were and what you have left behind. Your bones will eventually return to mother earth, but your energy, your vibes, your compass will forever roam the universe. Journey on,and continue to move mountains whereever you may roam, be it the Pleadian Star system, Serius, or the thousands of galaxy near and far.

Much Love always (RASTA!)"
Jermaine A. Athill of Fort Mitchell, AL, USA

"Kyle, what a name. I named my son after you. You were the best leader a young private could have hoped for and most everything I learned about being a leader I learned from you. I wish that there was something I could have done for you on that fateful day, but rest assured I made sure everyone in the truck was taken care of. Meier is okay, he recovered from his wounds and ended up returning to Iraq for another deployment. I'm fine, my leg healed nicely and ended up getting me a second Purple Heart, after the first that you pushed through for me. I'm out of the Army now, but thinking about going back in, it's lifers like you that make me think that's the life for me. I will always think of you as the older brother I never had and love you as such. I cry for you often. I hope that you and Todd are watching over your Werewolves from up above and laughing at our antics. Not a single one of us will ever forget you."
Chris Tilstra of Seattle, WA

"Hey Chuff I found out today that we finaly get to name the Urban Assult Course after you. I am sorry it took so long but it wasnt from lack of trying. I will be the one building your sign. I really miss your sense of humor,your smile and most of all your personality. For the short amount of time we new each other you sure grew on me. We talk of you more than you'll ever know. You are truly missed my friend! PS. Are you wearing your flip flops? Love Ya Man"
Scott Frazier of Yakima WA

"Well we had the boys this weekend and they're cracked me up. Tegan left me a note on my pillow. It was a pictures of me (i guess) and it said Brie loves Tegan he's the best. It was so cute. I'm not writing for a special occasion just because i was thinking about you. Everyone misses you so much. I can't help but cry when the boys see my dogtag with your picture and ask me why i have a picture of you. I love how this says leave a message for Kyle A. Eggers. I certainly wish that it would get to you. I can't beleive it's been so long. It's hard for the pain in my heart to go away so i can't imagine the pain for others. I guess you've been brought up to me a lot lately. Life gets harder as we get older but it's so inspiring to know that people like you exist to lift people like me up in the world. Even after you've gone on your memories last forever. Your sister had a beautiful baby girl named in memory of you and i must say i've never met her but her picture brightened up my day. John and Heather also had a little girl named in your memory and she's adorable. I miss you so much and i know the boys do to. I recently saw your parents and they brought pictures of you from awhile ago. And you were just like i remembered you the day you left. Bright and loving full of life. I don't think i should drag this on much longer no matter how much i have to say. But wherever you are and whatever you're doing remember that you're loved by all of us. Including me! Xoxoxo times Infinity"
Brie of Yakima, Wa

"December 4, 2008
Tomorrow will be the fourth year without your face. And i'm not exactly looking foward to it. I'm 16 now and it seems like just yesterday you were shaking me upside down into a sprinkler. I can't tell you how much i miss you just as much as everyone else. The boys are so big and funny. I see you in them all the time. And they know who you are and they're so proud of you. I read everyones messages and bless their hearts for expressing the nicest things. I read mine from a long time ago and decided i should add another one. I didn't know you like some people did. But you made the greatest impact on my life. You will always be one of the kindest soldiers i've ever had the pleasure to know. My hearts goes out to Diane and Keith in Texas and Kristi. Thank you and i love you.
xoxo"
Brianna of Yakima, WA

"November 30, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Kyle A. Eggers:
Kyle 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 the Eggers Family:

I went to Harwwod Jr. High and Trinity High School with Kyle, and I just found out of his passing. How it happened is a reflection of his life as I knew him. He was always there looking out for our circle of friends, with a beautiful smile on his face. I will miss him dearly, and I thank him for the ultimate sacrifice...words cannot express how I feel right now, but I thank you for being in my life all those years and helping stay on the right path. To the family: Your Son is a HERO.....I love you all, and i'm so sorry for your loss."
Brian S. Reid of Arlington, Texas USA

"Kyle, aka Dragon 6 Bravo
Every now and then I check to see if any of my brothers from the 1-14th have fallen in battle, and it completely saddens me to find your name. The world is a sadder place with out you. I remember all the fun we used to have. Going to north shore, all the trips to East Range, JRTC, NTC. I hope that you find peace in God and I wish we will meet again someday.
For Kyle's family, I am truely sorry for your loss. I have tons of pictures of Kyle and a few of his 1-14th brothers. If you would like a copy, feel free to contact me at: jerry.gardinier@ksmcco.ang.af.mil, jgardinier@cox.net or 3162591740."
Jerry dragon6v Gardinier of Mulvane, Kansas

"Hi, the boyz are 6 today. Wanted you to know I was thinking of you and that you are missed, my friend. I hope that some day all of us will get to be back together and you will see how big these boys are and how even now you still influence them........"
Jim Giles of Yakima, WA

"SSG EGGERS(CHUFFY)I JUST WANTED YOU TO NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT YOU ALL THE TIME. I JOINED THE NATIONAL GAURD. SSG WOLBECK IS MY SQUAD LEADER IM ONE OF HIS TEAM LEADERS. WHEN HE TOLD ME THAT HE WAS BASICALY PART OF YOUR FAMILY. IT BLEW MY MIND AWAY. IT MADE ME FELL LIKE I WAS RIGHT AT HOME RIGHT WHEN I GOT TO THIS UNIT. WE TALK ABOUT YOU ALL THE TIME. I JUST WANTED TO SAY HELLO AND I MISS YOU, SFC GIBBS, AND ALL OFF 2ND. ILL TALK TO YOU LATER"
SGT METTLING of ZIMMERMAN, MN

"I only new you for a short amount of time while we were both at schofield bks. But you were a good person. I will miss you."
andrew vernon woodruff of chillicothe ohio

"Hey Bud, Veterans Day draws near and we all are reminded of you in so many ways. I have been to visit your Memorial on the windy ridge outside of elk camp and left you some more reeces. You still have an affect on so many people even though you are not phisically among us. You are truely missed, my friend."
Jim Giles of Yakima, WA

"you were killed before my father when i heard he was scared cause of your death i was depresed you must of been a good freind thank for fighting for our country god bless you kyle"
lea gibbs daughter of todd of heart lies in texas but is in califonia

"Kyle,
I only got the privelege of being your little sister for a year or so, but you have touched so many lives in so few seconds. You showed me light and love when i was in need and i will forever think of you as the ultimate big brother. God Bless your children who share you loving personalities. You were always the best cook even though ihate asparagus! I miss you more as the years pass.

Love Little,
Brianna XOXOXOxInfinity"
Brianna of Yakima

"Kyle,
You will not be forgotten today or any other day by those that had the priviledge of knowing you. You will forever be a hero to us. You will always be my friend."
John of Yakima, WA

"I had the good furtune of serving with Kyle when he was stationed in Hawaii, he was a great guy, always keeping things fun and you could tell that this was a guy who loved life and truly lived it. I am saddened greatly by him being taken so young, am honored to have known and served with him, and thankfull to he and his family for his service and sacrifice, know that he made a difference in this world and that is something to be proud of.

Ryan Lindsay
Loveland, Ohio

1/14th Infantry"
Ryan Lindsay of Loveland, Ohio, USA

"Kyle,

Time really flies by! It has been just over two years now since you were taken from us all. I regret not staying in touch. I know that you are entertaining everyone up there in heaven. I will see you up there in the future!!"
Ranee Lakey Matthews of Ft. Worth, TX

"Kyle,

Time really flies by! It has been just over two years now since you were taken from us all. I regret not staying in touch. I know that you are entertaining everyone up there in heaven. I will see you up there in the future!!"
Ranee Lakey Matthews of Ft. Worth, TX

"Its hard to believe it's been two years. You touched so many lives and continue to do so! May you rest in peace, and may God Bless you and your family!"
Army Wife of USA

"Time has gone so fast since you left us. It will be two years shortly. We miss you more as time goes by. The boys ask about you more and more. Not a day goes by I don't think about you and wish you were here to see them grow and give them your love and guidance. Rest in peace my sweet son. Always and Forever Love Mom."

"Kyle,
You are a true hero. May you know that you will live on in our hearts and memories. Today we honor the sacrifice you made for all of us. Thank you all you gave. May your family know they are loved and supported, and always remember they are heros as well! Happy Memorial Day! God bless you all!"
of USA

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG GUY!!!! I wish that we all were in Colorado right now having a Barbeque celebrating your birthday. I still to this day dont understand why you or any of these soldiers had to die. I will never let anyone forget what you did for this country. You will remain mine and my families hero forever. You will forever be in my heart and in my thoughts daily Kyle and know though I may have never met you , you are a part of my family forever. We Love You !!!!!"
Melissa & Zack Gibbs(Proud Wife and Son Of SFC Todd C. Gibbs)KIA 12-07-04 of FT . HOOD

"To The Eggers Family:
My heart goes out to you. I know it has been some time since Kyle left us, but I'm sure a day doesn't go by that you don't miss him. Kyle is the reason Nathan and I are married. He played a HUGE role in our courtship. He was always there to push us together. After we were married, Kyle stayed at our house in Hawaii every weekend. He was a part of our family. He was there when our son, Eli was born. He spent every holiday with us. He even came to California with us for a family reunion. When we moved to WA, we were stationed at FT. Lewis. Nathan got to visit him off and on, but I only saw him once. I regret that. Kyle had a way of making you laugh, even when you didn't want to. His spirit was so alive and fun. Everybody that ever met him remembered him - "the big guy who was smiling alot" I am so sorry for your loss. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.
~ Sincerely


Kyle -
Your passing came as a shock to Nate and I. We never expected someone so dear to us to part from this world while serving in the military. We pulled out the Hawaii album and laughed while reliving all the great memories we'd had with you. Then we both cried. I am sorry I never got to see you hold and play with your own children as you did with Eli. I'm especailly sorry we didn't all grow old with each other like we had promised. I know that you are happy as you always were. You are a Great Man Chuffy! We love you and will never forget you."
Sam & Nate French of sam1046nate@yahoo.com

"Happy Valentine's Day!"

"I WISH THERE WERE MORE PEOPLE LIKE YOU IN THIS WORLD. YOU HAVE ALWAYS LEFT A LARGE IMPRINT IN MY LIFE. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY IT HAS TO BE SOMEONE AS SPECIAL AS YOU. IF YOUR FAMILY EVER NEEDS ANYTHING EVEN THOUGH THEY DON'T KNOW ME I WILL BE THERE. GOD BLESS YOU AND I MISS YOU AS I PREPARE TO RETURN TO THE SAME FIGHT."
KELLY ROGNE of ANCHORAGE, AK

"Still and always in our hearts. Thank you Kyle for all you gave for us. You are a true American Hero. And thank you Jenn for being the amazing person you are. You too are a True Hero! God bless you!"

"Kyle,
I hope that you are having a wonderful Christmas Celebration with Jesus Christ. I hope your family knows you are with them as they are still missing you this Holiday Season. Merry Christmas our Hero!"
Just A Wife of USA

"I didn't know Kyle. But I know that he left his footprints in the lives of his parents, wife, children, and the freedom of this world. I believe that this Christmas Kyle is smiling down from Heaven."
Nancy Wilhite of Euless, Texas

"To the Eggers family,

I am so sorry to have read in the newspapers about the loss of Kyle in Iraq. I went to junior high and high school with Kyle. We developed a friendship in cross-country and track and Kyle was fond of teasing my little sister in a good-natured way that she always enjoyed.

I am grateful to Kyle and the sacrifice he made in the service of our country. I send my condolences to his wonderful family he has left behind. My prayers are with the all the Eggers.

God Bless,
Sean Paul
seanp776@yahoo.com"
Sean Paul of Boston, MA

"Friend."
John of Afghanistan

"Hi Kyle:
Thinking of you, Jenn and the boys. It has been a year. You are vey much loved and will never be forgotten. Keep watching over us all. Love you,"
Beverly and Richard of Monmouth, Oregon

"Kyle,
It is so hard to believe that it has been a year. I can remember the calls all night long from the other wives. You seemed to be the first to touch so many lives so closely. I remember we all sat on the phone crying, as we questioned what Jenn would do, and how we could help, and contemplating the what if's for our soldiers still on the ground. I know you are watching over everyone, and are giving them the strength they need. Please know we haven't forgotten you, or your beautiful family. And we will all make the world know what a wonderful man you are, and the sacrifice you gave. God bless you Kyle, we love and miss you dearly!"
Just a Wife of USA

"Kyle,
I still cant believe that you were taken from this world. I will never forget that phone call the night of December 5. Jenn's world was flipped upside down, she lost her best friend , and the boys lost a wonderful father. I didnt sleep much that night I kept seeing your sweet boys and your beautiful wife when I would close my eyes. The next day got harder when I recieved a phone call from Todd. He was so upset about your death. He cared for you deeply. He was so worried about your family and as your friend he wanted to make sure that your family was taken care of. I promise you Kyle that I will always be there for Jenn and the boys no matter where I may be. You will always be in my thoughts and you will always be my families hero. We love you Kyle!!!!"
Melissa Gibbs(Proud Wife Of SFC Todd C. Gibbs)KIA of Ft. Hood Tx

"I have never met you but was so touched by the article in my local newspaper. I saved it from last year and keep it in my Bible. May God greatly encourage your family, especially as the one year of your loss is soon here.

Your photo reflects such a kind face - that's what touched me. I'm confident that you were a great father and husband.

Thank you for the priceless gift of your life as I reflect on my birthday today. In this life, I could never give the gift you've sacrificed for me and all Americans. May God richly bless and encourage your family through a loss that is irreplaceable."
Dixie Ferguson of Walla Walla, WA

"Kyle,
Today like everyday we try to make sense of why you were taken from us. There are so many who need you and miss you dearly. We can never express our thankfulness for all you gave for us to have our freedom. So today more than any other we Thank you. God bless you! Happy Veteran's Day Hero!"
of USA

"Kyle
You are in my thoughts daily . I still dont understand why you were taken when you were needed so much by so many. Even though I never met you I feel as I have known you for years. There isnt a day that goes by that you are not in my thoughts . I proudly have my magnet of you and Todd and never forget the sacrifice that you 2 gave for our boys to live safe and with out fear. Thank you for that. Sending you love and a BIG bear hug. Rest in Peace sweet angel!"
Melissa Gibbs(Proud Wife Of SFC Todd C. Gibbs)KIA of Ft. Hood

"Kyle,
Always remember that you are dearly loved and missed. Not a day passes that I don't think of you and your beautiful family! They will always have the love and support of their extended family and friends. God bless you!"
of USA

"My condolences to the family, of a true american hero, Kyle you will always be remembered by those that had the opportunity to served by your side. SSG Eggers you will always be in our hearts and prayers.
"GOLDEN DRAGONS""
SSG CEVALLOS, CARLOS O. of SAN ANTONIO, TX

"I got to know Kyle in Hawaii. He was a great kid. My condolences to the Eggers family."
Brandon McBride mcbride6155@yahoo.com of Buffalo, New York

"My condolences to the family, friends, and soldiers who served with Kyle. I am sorry for your loss. Sgt. Eggers will always be close in our hearts."
Ryan M. Derby of hardcorehoolign@aol.com / Boston Mass.

"To Kyle
PONDERING MOMENTS

As I sit here, I wonder and I ponder,
thinking of years pass when I was young and gay,playing in the streets, skipping and jumping-with syblings all around me laughting,
With no worrys or care for the life yet unfolding.

Now I am older, I lay and wonder
pondering the thoughts of a life bright and bold; with hunger for the bread of life eternal.

I cry for the maker to tell me his purpose.
The reason for life on earth I do wonder?
He replied, "my child let me tell you, the purpose...
Your journey on earth is to love,learn,grow, for as above so below, life is a celestial journey.
For no man knows the time or the hour, when his time on earth shall come.

For only the end is the beginning and the beginning the start.

You have heard the cadence call of the Arch Angel's trumpet and your task on earth has come.
Worry not about your loved ones for I have given everyone a measure of faith; and, you not a spirit of fear"

Yet, I lay and I ponder,how is it I choose this faith; for, the soul is a continu-um of Gods eternal promise, of eternal grace.

I ponder, I ponder, I ponder, the complexity of eternal grace.

But, when it's all said and done, I want to take my place among the Heavens, you beat me to it Kyle, LIVE ETERNALLY!

Jermaine A. Athill,
(C)2005 for Kyle A. Eggers



To his Parents,
With love profound,
Thanks to the invention of the internet. I always wonder how to contact you, but this medium proved usefull. Kyle work for AND with me in Hawaii,1-14 IN Regt, 25th ID(L), Golden Dragons. Yes, I remember him as funny, fast on the track, outgoing, and unassuming. I was proud to call him my friend, when I heard the news, as everyone in the Army is a family, it got around really fast and my first though was his parents, and family. We correspond sparadicly after our tour ended in the 25th, however, he is one of the best Soldiers I have served with, and one of the most honest person to have for a friend and that is eternal! Life is a stream of many rivers, Kyle was the main artery in many lives he touch. Angels pass on through, but they leave a lasting legacy and message for years to come. I wish you not sympathy, but love, it's constant and it's eternal. We might not have wanted Kyle to go, but the Arch Angel's sounded the Trumphet, he was called for another mission. Live well and love often, may God bless and guide you all always!


Kyle,
You have left your mark in such short span of time. It is when you are at your best the General calls you home. Soldier on Kyle, you won't be fogotten, and you are missed often,...but you already know that!

AJ (IRIE-RASTA)"
Jermaine.A.Athill@us.army.mil of Brooklyn NYC, NY/ST. Thomas, USVI/ Antigua West Indies

"To Kyle
PONDERING MOMENTS

As I sit here, I wonder and I ponder,
thinking of years pass when I was young and gay,playing in the streets, skipping and jumping-with syblings all around me laughting,
With no worrys or care for the life yet unfolding.

Now I am older, I lay and wonder
pondering the thoughts of a life bright and bold; with hunger for the bread of life eternal.

I cry for the maker to tell me his purpose.
The reason for life on earth I do wonder?
He replied, "my child let me tell you, the purpose...
Your journey on earth is to love,learn,grow, for as above so below, life is a celestial journey.
For no man knows the time or the hour, when his time on earth shall come.

For only the end is the beginning and the beggining the start.

You have heard the cadence call of the Arch Angel's trumpet and your task on earth has come.
Worry not about your loved ones for I have given everyone a measure of faith; and, you not a spirit of fear"

Yet, I lay and I ponder,how is it I choose this faith; for, the soul is a continu-um of Gods eternal promise, of eternal grace.

I ponder, I ponder, I ponder, the complexity of eternal grace.

But, when it's all said and done, I want to take my place among the Heavens, you beat me to it Kyle, LIVE ETERNALLY!

Jermaine A. Athill,
(C)2005 for Kyle A. Eggers



To his Parents,
With love profound,
Thanks to the invention of the internet. I always wonder how to contact you, but this medium proved usefull. Kyle work for AND with me in Hawaii,1-14 IN Regt, 25th ID(L), Golden Dragons. Yes, I remember him as funny, fast on the track, outgoing, and unassuming. I was proud to call him my friend, when I heard the news, as everyone in the Army is a family, it got around really fast and my first though was his parents, and family. We correspond sparadicly after our tour ended in the 25th, however, he is one of the best Soldiers I have served with, and one of the most honest person to have for a friend and that is eternal! Life is a stream of many rivers, Kyle was the main artery in many lives he touch. Angels pass on through, but they leave a lasting legacy and message for years to come. I wish you not sympathy, but love, it's constant and it's eternal. We might not have wanted Kyle to go, but the Arch Angel's sounded the Trumphet, he was called for another mission. Live well and love often, may God bless and guide you all always!
Kyle,
You have left your mark in such short span of time. It is when you are at your best the General Call you home. Soldier on Kyle, you won't be fogotten, and you are missed often,...but you already know that!

AJ (IRIE-RASTA)"
Jermaine.A.Athill@us.army.mil of Brooklyn NYC, NY/ST. Thomas, USVI/ Antigua West Indies

"Dear family of Kyle,
My sister sent me the link to Kyle's Fallen Heroes Memorial. I'm terribly sorry for your loss; I can't imagine receiving the shocking news of his passing. I hope you are beginning to heal and that God will bless you with extraordinary grace and peace as you try to put your life back together.
It's possible that Kyle could be our cousin. My maiden name was Eggers... my dad was Oliver; his dad was Emmanuel. The family roots are in Farrar, MO (several generations back.) The original bride & groom came from Hanover, Germany.
I feel another connection with you, even if we're not somehow related. I also have a son who is a Sgt. in the Army & has served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. It so easily could have been him who came home in that terrible flag-draped coffin; why one is spared and another taken is a mystery that only Eternity will reveal.
My heart breaks for you, and for all the Gold Star families. I hope you take comfort in the knowledge that your precious Kyle is safe in the arms of God, and that you will see him again."
Mary Angela Conner of Fort Wayne, Indiana

"May God keep you and console you for this terrible loss."
Marilyn ormond of Jacksonville,FL USA

"Kyle,
It has been seven months since you left for your journey to heaven. I read the memorials weekly that everyone has left for your family and my heart aches so terribly for your family, wife, sister, and those beautiful little boys. (They bear an incredible resemblance to the little menace that used to pull endless pranks on me at Grandma and Grandpa Eggers’) Those memories of swimming, hiking, and building forts is what childhood is all about! They are forever in my heart. I had a wonderful time visiting with your family in April when we went to the “Redneck Fest”. Your mother is hilarious and a true indication of your wit and humor. When I looked back at the pictures your mom had put up, you truly lived a full and selfless life. You were a perpetual giver and that is shown in the memorials from people all over the country! My life has changed over the last few months because of your example of how to be a friend, parent, and person. I try to worry a little less about the “little things” and truly live every moment! In fact, I thought of Jen the other day when my little Carson (almost exactly the same age as Zane) colored my cabinets with a purple crayon. After the shock, I stepped back, laughed, and thought to myself, “Color my world purple,son!” I pray for your family each day and thank God for all the wonderful memories and lessons that we received from you. Just know that there is a group of wonderful people from my church, strangers to your family, praying. God will give your family the grace and peace to wake up each day and face the world, a world that seems a little bit empty right now and that we will all HUG one another a little tighter.
HUGS from Nebraska,
Justin, Tammy, Peyton & Carson Ott"

"EGGERS FAMILY.I WORKED WITH YOUR SON AT THE YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER.HE IS TRULLY A REMARKABLE PERSON.I AM SADEN BY THE LOSS OF GRATE PERSON.HIS CO WORKER AT YTC. SGT.CLIFTON HALL(MOSUL, IRAQ)"

"To the Kyle Eggers Family,

I wanted to express my condolences to the Eggers Family on behalf of myself and family, The Edwards and the Chatman's.

Words cannot express the sadness I felt when I first heard of this tragedy yesterday, May 29, 2005. To everyone that knew him, Kyle was a great person. He had an infectious smile and was humorous and outgoing.

I am honored to have had the opportunity of personally getting to know Kyle in Junior High and High School, in addition to, during cross country and track/field. We became great friends in junior high school after I accidently hit him in the head with my locker as he was bending down to open his...(his locker was directly below mine) After that, he would jokingly tell people that I tried to knock him out.

I lost contact with Kyle after college, but he continued to stay in contact with my family, letting us know how he was doing. He loved his family dearly.

I pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you each day. We don't know why tragedies like these happen, but we have the comfort of knowing that our love ones continue to live on in the beautiful memories we shared with them, which can never be forgotten. He will always be remembered as Hero.

With Love and Sympathy,
Kio and Family"
Kiomara Chatman (formerly Edwards) and Family of North Richland Hills, Texas

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

"To the family of Kyle A. Eggers, I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to talk to or someone to pray with you please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church: Rev John B. Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ,"
Polly Ballew of Covington Ga. U S A

"I had the opportunity to spend time with Kyle's parents, wife and children this past weekend at Kyle's cousin's high school graduation. I did not have the honor of knowing Kyle personally, but I knew so much about him through the wonderful things his Aunt Letti and cousins, Courtney and Danielle, would say about him. As I looked at Kyle's parents being so strong, my heart ached because I cannot even begin to comprehend how someone copes with the loss of a child....but in front of me were two people doing that, as difficult as it is. I hope Kyle's family can draw strength and comfort from knowing Kyle died doing what he loved for a country that he was willing to give the ultimate sacrifice for. My thoughts and prayers will always be with Diane, Keith, Jen, and the boys...the remarkable people I met this weekend. Kyle will be held dearly in the hearts of so many people and remembered forever."
Robin of Bellevue, NE

"It has been 4 months today since Kyle left us. Each day continues to be a struggle for everyone. We miss you so much and love you. The boys look so much like you, especially Zane. They act even more like you each day. You were such a wonderful person and man, I only wish more people were like you in the world. You showed me the kind of person that I want to be. I could have never asked for a better brother, you will be in my heart forever. I love you."
Kristi Eggers of Bedford, Texas

""To Family and Friends ,
My family is involved in the "Any Soldier" program. We have been corresponding to Kyle's unit for a few months prior to his death. Please know there are many of us that you do not know praying for you. Kyle had sent pictures and we have one of he and Todd. We keep that picture on our refrigerator with our family pictures. Remembering each day we celebrate our life and freedom made possible by these heroes. One of his buddies wrote to inform us about Todd and Kyle. May God watch over you all and fill your heart with the love and strength we send to you.
We had no idea how to send our sympathy to you so we made a contribution to ENDURING FREEDOM FUND in Todd and Kyle's name. This fund is endorsed by Gen.Tommy Franks and is used to assist Fallen Heroes families.
Mrs. Linnie Blankenbecler
c/o Enduring Freedom KIA
P.O. Box# 96371
Washington , DC 20090-6371

Our Prayers are with you. What a blessing I found this site."
Betsy J. Roberts of Maineville , Ohio"

"If you would like to find more information and pictures of kyle please feel free to visit the other sites we have for Kyle.
www.ssgeggersfoundation.com
www.legacy.com
www.mem.com"
Kristi Eggers of Texas

"we have a similar story. My husband and I chose Kyle as a man whom we wanted to write to and show support as a family. We sent our our letter december 5th, and i just got it back today, Feb 5th. On it was black marker and when you saw it in the light you could see that someone had written deceased on it, and then some one tried to cover it up, and put "left did not leave address"
I called my husband because as sson as i read that my heart just dropped. We were looking forward to getting to know this man, and are vey saddened that we lost that chance. I pray for his family and friends. Thanks you for letting us be a small part in his life.
sbsbks21@yahoo.com"
brandon and sarah spencer of Colorado

"To Kyle'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, Texas
gcaldas48@aol.com"

"To the Eggers family:
As a family we wanted to choose a soldier to send a care package to. We went to the Any Soldier site and our children chose Kyle. We read the things that he would like, and went out shopping for them. We sent off the package on December 6. The package was returned to us after the New Year stamped "soldier moved". Our eleven year old's response was maybe something happened to Kyle. So I googled his name and we felt as a family like it was a member of our family we were reading about. My eleven year old had written Kyle a letter telling him how appreciative he was of Kyle's courage. This coming from a child that I didn't think could see past his x-box games. I don't know how you get past something like this. The picture that is posted of him reflects anyones best friend, and I'm sure all of your warm memories of him will keep you going. Our thoughts are with all of you."
Sieban family of bethel connecticut

"Kyle, My heart aches for your family everday. You were a treasure that this world will miss forever. I am eternally grateful that you were my friend. I thank God that he allowed me to meet such a wonderful person. I knew from the moment I met you that you were destined to be larger than life. I am proud of the beautiful person you became in this world. You touched the lives of everyone who knew you or even heard about you. Life is so precious, and because of you, I will cherish every moment I have with my own children. I will tell them about you and the ultimate sacrifice you made so that they may live in a safer world. You will live forever in my heart and will always be my American Hero."
Terra Birmingham-Fornof of Newhall, CA

"We never met you, but our family "adopted" you as part of the "My Solidier" program. My heart aches for your family and friends. You gave it all for your country, and you are a hero in our eyes."
Tricia Coffman of Denver, NC

"Kyle, I never met you, but had heard about you from my friend Wendy Giles of Yakima, WA. She had told me about you and your wife Jennifer and of course your boys last summer when she came to visit us here in Ellensburg, WA.
I have read some of the articles in the news about you was able to learn a lot about the wonderful person that you are. I think that was just the tip of the ice-berg.
My heart goes out to your family as they try to cope."
Laurie Haberman of Ellensburg WA USA

"Kyle,
I am very saden at the fact that I never got the chance to meet you. It seemed like every time Todd called he would tell me a story about the pranks you would pull on him and the plt. Being his wife I know that he wasnt this sweet angel, I am sure he pulled a few on you . I want to thank you for being such a wonderful friend to Todd. He thought the world of you. I will never forget the sacrifice you gave and you will remain a hero in my eyes forever!
Love,"
Melissa Gibbs(wife of SFC Gibbs) of Killeen, Tx

"Kyle, you were and will always be my hero. You were wise beyond your years. God gave you such an abundance of love when you were born. You shared it with everyone. You lived life to the fullest and gave it your all. I am so proud of you. I will miss your beautiful smile, twinkling eyes and unforgettable bear hugs."
Always and Forever Love Mom of Euless, Texas

"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 My Brother. You were such an exceptional human being, not only were you a great father, husband, son, you were also my best friend growing up. Words can't begin to express the loss we have suffered but know that you will live on through your three beautiful sons, and the memories we all share of you. I will miss you for the rest of my years. I love you."
Kristi Eggers of Euless, 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, Kyle, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Thank you Kyle Eggers, 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. Kyle Eggers:
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 Kyle 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. Kyle Eggers:
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 Kyle, 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