Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Andrew C. Ehrlich

21, of Mesa, Arizona.
Ehrlich died in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany. Died on October 18, 2004.

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"To the family of:Andrew C. Ehrlich
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 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 E. Steiner of Worthington, OH

"August 30, 2008
To the family of Spc. Andrew C. Ehrlich:
Andrew 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

"Andrew and i came into our unit together, lived together,trained hard, and fought together. Spc.Erhlich lived as one the finest,kind hearted,valorous men i have ever met. to those who doubt this contact me@ inadazehayes@yahoo.com"
Matthew Hayes of knoxville tn

"Not a day goes by that I don't think about you bro. I miss you. I'm glad that I had the chance to know you and the honor to call you my friend. Rest in peace."
Kasey Seats of Deming NM USA

"Andy we love you and miss you. I know you a watching us and smiling down on us. It has been 3 long years since you've left us and I still remember the family gatherings playing crack the egg on Aunt Tina's trampoline. You made the ultimate sacrafice and for that I thank you. I love you and miss you."
Sharece Robertson-Schulte of Tempe, AZ

"Thanks Andrew, Thank you so much!! Another vilseck Brother 03'05, HHC 2/2 11 charlies(Mortars)."
Pete of Milwaukee, WI

"To the Ehrlich Family,
I served with your son and loved him like a brother. I was there with him when he died. I miss him and will for ever. It was a big loss for us. For every time i think of him, I think of his family that has gone through so much. Im sorry. Love Bob."
Bob of NY,NY

"Mark and Jan, I was very honored to make your quilt I hope when you open your box and see your quilt it is what you wanted. I try to personalize it to reflect your son. Freedom Quilts wants to honor all the families that lost a love one defending our country. How do we thank you and others that bring into this country heroes. How do we thank you our way is through quilts for the families that given our country so much. I so look forward hearing from you when you see your quilt. For those that have not received a quilt then please contact us at debeniel@ncn.net our website is www.freedomquilts.net Your son will not be forgotten a hero should never be forgotten and your son will always be in our hearts and soul. God bless you"
Betty Nielsen of Fonda, IA

"I am Janet Stearns, have lost a son and am a member of Home Of The Brave, http://www.geocities.com/homeofthebraveteam. All our member have lost a loved one. Your loss is our loss, you pain is our pain. We weep together. Know that we are thinking of you."
Janet Stearns of Fremont, Ohio, USA

"Andrew, Thank you for the Ulimate Sacrifice.God bless you and your Family. Vilseck brother, 1971-1973"
Michael Mondia of Vero Beach, Fl. USA

"ANDREW HARD TO BELIEVE IT'S BEEN A YEAR. STILL MY TEARS ARE WITH ALL OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS FROM VESLICK. AS IT IS WITH YOU. AN ALWAYS COMES TO ME WITH MY SON GREGORY. SOMEHOW I KNOWN YOU ALL DIDN'T DIED IN VAIN. AN YOU ALL ARE HERO'S! MY HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH YOU ANDREW AND YOUR FAMILY. YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN, SO I HOPE. THAT YOUR FAMILY WILL REACH OUT TO YOUR COMMUNITY AND POLITICAL LEADERS. REQUEST A STREET BE NAMED IN ANDREW'S HONOUR. SO HIS COMMUNITY WILL NEVER EVER FORGET HIS SERVICE TO HIS COMMUNITY, COUNTY, STATE AND COUNTRY. GOD BLESS! CAMP WARHORSE!"
leonard t wahl of VALLEY STREAM NY

"To Andrew's family,
I am sincerely sorry for the loss of Andrew. I lost my big brother Byron Norwood in Iraq shortly after Andrew died. And thank you for your post on his page. Andrew and Byron, along w/ all other US servicemen and women are truly heroic and selfless."
grayson norwood of Austin, TX

"I am Andrew's Dad. Thank you for all of your heartfelt messages. Sandra of Vilseck, please contact us at markehrlich@cox.net"
Mark Ehrlich of Mesa, Arizona

"Ehrlich Family, Your son died on my 65th birthday.My paper prints the pictures of our fallen. I carry his in my wallet.I will pray for him on Sundays"
Robert B Duffy of Phila. Pa.

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

"Andrew I will miss u.We had a great time together."
Sandra of Vilseck,Germany

"To Andrew'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"

"Andrew was a good friend of mine through our younger years. We ate lunch together with James Zabloki and Dan Trainor many times in junior high. When i saw this on tv time froze for a minute. To think about how I had spent time joking even poking fun at other people with andrew as well as dicussing music while we ate our lunches. i still remmeber the last time i saw Andrew, he was sitting with James (R.I.P) at a Dairy queen in mesa. I was stopping by with another friend and i sat down and had lunch with them. Its very hard for Dan and I both to know that 2 of our very good friends are now gone.
Andrew won't be forgotten, you can be sure of that."
Andy Kennedy of Mesa

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your famil with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten."
a grateful family in Phoenix, AZ

"To the Ehrich family from the Wahl family. We are deeply sadden by the lost of Andrew. Your lost is more personal to our family. We lost our son Gregory in May. An like Andrew he was assigned to Veslick, Germany. Not sure either knew one another. But, both are together now. An one thing I do know. Andrew is one very special person. He is the elite of all AMERICAN. 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. Your HERO, Andrew will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"We would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to Andrews family and friends. WE also lost a nephew to this war. Sgt. Andrew Brown. So we know how your suffering. They will never be forgotten in our heart. God Bless your family in this sad time."
Colleen Kelly of Pleasant Mount. Pa

"My deepest sympathy, our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. May God bless you and help you through this time. Forever in our hearts a HERO Andrew C. Ehrlich."
Amy & Aaron Monier of Waterford, MI.

"To the family of Andrew,

Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Andrew is a true American hero and will always be remembered for his bravery and sacrifice he gave to our country. Our family has also suffered the loss of my nephew in this battle for freedom. May God bless you during this difficult time."
Vic and Tammy McClain--azquail@att.net of Tucson, AZ

"To Andrew'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 Andrew Ehrlich, 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 Spc. Andrew Ehrlich:
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 Andrew 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 Spc. Andrew Ehrlich:
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 Andrew, 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