Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Wyatt D. Eisenhauer

26, of Pinckneyville, Illinois.
Eisenhauer died in Mahmudiyah, Iraq, on an escort mission in a HMMWV when an improvised explosive device detonated on a bridge. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. Died on May 19, 2005.

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"A friend of mine bought storage units and I have a plaque that reads "to pfc wyatt for hard work and total dedication to the top platoon "big deuce" not sure if this belongs to thus same man, if so and you want it contact me 8174204983"
sammie bitar of nrh, tx usa

"To the family of:Wyatt D. Eisenhauer
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""

"May 25 2009
I just want the family of Wyatt Eisenhauer to know that there are soldiers that still remember what kind of soldier he was and the shock when we heard that he had fallen. I have since moved on to other posts and been in other platoons, But I will always consider myself a 2-70th Saber. He was one of the best soldiers I ever knew."
Sgt Pierce, Thomas of Ft Hood, Tx

"June 3, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Wyatt D. Eisenhauer:
Wyatt 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

"Wyatt, Wyatt's family,
Remembering you this Veteran's Day."
Donna Caby of Ellis Grove, Illinois

"It was a sad day when we heard that wyatt's truck got hit with an ied and found out several hrs later that he had died on the flight to the hospital. He was a great man, one who could raise your spirits and for a moment forget you were there. he was a special guy that you meet once in a great while. I am proud to say that i served with him. It was truely a blessing to know him. To mr and mrs eisenhauer, i pray that god be with you through this time of sorrow."
PFC BALLARD of 2-70TH FT RILEY KS

"My name is Cameron Schilling and I have started “Portrait of a Soldier” which donates a portrait sketch of every Illinois soldier who has fallen in Iraq or Afghanistan. All 122 sketches will be on display for a Memorial Day Presentation in Chicago, Illinois on May 26-31 at the James R. Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. After the ceremony the sketches will be given to the immediate families of the Illinois soldiers. I would invite any friends or family members to come and honor these men and women from Illinois who have given their lives to our country. For more information please contact OperationHomeFront.org at 866-417-8889 which is an organization headed by the Lt. Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois who is in charge of the Memorial Day Presentation. Thank You.

Please check out www.portraitofasoldier.org
To contact Cameron email cameronschilling84@hotmail.com
To contact Operation Home Front call 866-417-8889"
Cameron Schilling of Charleston, Illinois

"To Wyatt's family,
This has been a very hard time for you, we know all to well. Our son, Sgt. Kenneth J. Schall, pasted 3 days after Wyatt. They were from the same unit in Riley.
And now with their unit is home and safe, our soldiers can rest in peace. Their mission is finally done.
There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of all the men of the 2-70th. They are by far the bravest group of men around. I look forward to the day that I can meet them.
I am so sorry for your loss and know that your lives are forever changed.
But we need to love, remember and honor our boys, they deserve nothing less."
Terri L. Schall of Prescott Valley, AZ

"So very sorry we didnt get closer. But i knew enough of you to know that you are a great man. The boys are home now but its not the same without you. Thank you for serving with me and may god put his healing hand on your family. You are never forgotten"
Spc. Hughes of Ft. Riley

"My name is Cameron Schilling. I am a college student from central Illinois. I am the first generation of my family not to serve his country. I am extremely grateful for the sacrifice you and your loved one has given for the United States. I am disappointed by the way the news media has covered this war and the deaths of our youth. The media as stopped listing the names of the soldiers killed in Iraq and people only talk about the soldiers when we reach a specific milestone in deaths. If you just started watching the news today you would not even know there is a war going on. Partisan politics have replaced coverage of our young generation who have traveled to a foreign land in the name of the United States. Whether you believe the war in Iraq is wrong, right, justified or not everyone should pay even just a little more attention to what these young men and women are sacrificing. This is what I would like to do. I want to do my part in honoring these soldiers and their memories. Along with being a college student I am also a budding artist. I draw pencil portraits of local people in my community. I want to offer a pencil portrait sketch to the immediate family of every Illinois soldier killed in Iraq. Please contact me at cameronschilling84@hotmail.com."
Cameron Schilling of Illinois

"To the Family of PFC Eisenhauer:
We have constructed a memorial to the service men and women from Wisconsin and Illinois who have died in Iraq which includes, as of 7/12/05, 112 crosses and Stars of David. We would like your permission to put Wyatt's name on one of them.
We have called our display "Arlington Midwest" and it is located in Wisconsin Dells, WI.
It is our expression of mourning for the indescribable loss you have suffered for our country.

If you would like us to do this, please email me at ArlingtonMidwest@yahoo.com.

We invite you to visit Arlington Midwest. I can send you directions and some pictures by email.

"As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us,
as we remember them."
Marty Preston of Wisconsin Dells, WI

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

"So sorry to hear of your loss. I only met him once but he seemed like a great guy... god bless you and my prayers go out to your family"
of Kansas

"To the family of Wyatt.
I didn't know your son, but he will never be forgotten. My husband was the 1st soldier to be KIA from 2-70.
I share your pain and I know what you are going throught. God bless!
Proud widow of a soldier!!"
Karin Payne of KS

"Wyatt,

I hope you know Mom and I tried to be good parents and we love you dearly.
people try to reassure us that for the kind of person you were we had to have
been good parents. If we had anything to do with your virtues and abilities
then we succeeded in that respect but you were short-changed so many times
in so many ways in life and we feel kind of guilty about that, that we were
not able to make things better for you.

There is a mememorial fund started for you, we hope to get it on the internet
and somehow make something really big out of it. We'll use it for things that
we know you would have done. Mom mentions things like kids who want to be in band
but can't afford an instrument. I don't know how to bring all this about but
instead of thinking it's just a pipedream and forgetting about it, I'll find out,
you went after your dreams. Maybe someone will read this and offer some advice
to eisnhr6@onecliq.net

We're gonna miss you Wyatt"
Dad

"Wyatt will never be forgotten, we thank him for his sacrifice, know that he is home & safe, & will always be with you in spirit & I pray that you will find comfort & peace in all the messages from people that care & feel your pain, I lost my grandson in Iraq Dec.3, 2004 so I know how much people care and appreciate the sacrifice that these young men made. We are so very very proud of Wyatt & my grandson Matt Wyatt & all the men & women serving our country. God bless you and give you peace & we will see our loved ones in heaven. Hold on to all the memories you have, that really means a lot to talk about all the good times you had together."
Arlene of Millstadt, Il.

"Just too unreal that not 6 years ago we were playing guitar together in driveways and spare rooms. Farewell friend. We will never forget you. Sympathy and compassion goes out to your family."
Tim B of St Loius, MO USA

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."
The family of LCpl. Branden Ramey, KIA 11/8/04 Iraq of Madera, CA

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. America will forever honor your Hero.
The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the sacrifice that was made and we will NEVER FORGET.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays and family of Massillon, Ohio

"With great respect, we THANK YOU for serving your country. You will be remembered always. We are the ILLINOIS MOTORCYCLE FREEDOM RUN (www.ilfreedomrun.org) and your name will added to the MIDDLE EAST CONFLICTS WALL MEMORIAL in Marseilles, Illinois. Our prayers are with your friends and family. Once again, THANK YOU, you are a fallen hero."
Tom "BIG DADDY" Yarber of Justice, Il USA

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

"Thank you Wyatt Eisenhauer, 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 Pfc. Wyatt Eisenhauer:
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 Wyatt 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 Pfc. Wyatt Eisenhauer:
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 Wyatt, 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