Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Sgt. Andrew K. Farrar, Jr.

31, of Weymouth, Massachusetts..
Farrar died due to a non-hostile related incident in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Headquarters and Service Battalion, 2nd Force Service Support Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Died on January 28, 2005.

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"Thank you for everything."

"We love you dearly and miss you more than words can ever express.
Your Family"

"I remember ️showing up to MP Batallion as a 30 yr old Lance Corporal (an old boot). The first 2 Marines I saw was Sgt. Farrar and Sgt. George and the first thing I thought was I had a lot to do to become an intimidating Marine as those 2. Sgt. Farrar was one of the toughest yet supportive Marines to me. He was a stellar Marine that I wish I could have gotten to know a whole lot more. He was taken from his family, friends, and Marines long before he was done, I thank God for having the opportunity to know him. SEMPER FI! Brother."
Kevin Wells of Gadsden, Alabama

"Thinking of you Andy. I think of you all the time."
Ian Cortinas of Puyallup, WA

"Sgt Farrar, his Family, and Friends,

I served with Sgt Farrar and before our deployment he taught me everything there is to know about heavy machine guns along with Sgt Cocking and Sgt George. Sgt Farrar is a Superman of the Marine Corps and will always be in my family's prayers. I know first hand on how close his friends were, especially ScottyG. He touched more lives than I could ever explain in words. He is the epitome of a Marine and will always be remembered by even mere students such as me. My condolences to Sgt Farrar's family and close friends."

"Hey "AK"

I miss you and think about you all the time. I've finally been able to find some peace brother and try to live my life the best to honor the sacrifices that you and so many others made. You'll always be in my thoughts. Love you"
ScottyG of Wv

"To the family of:Andrew K.Farrar,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""

"God bless you Andrew, To Andrew's family, My name is David and I served in the USAF during desert storm. I have 4 kids that I make sure that they will always remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our nation free. This summer Mike Ehredt ran across America as a silent tribute to fallen heroes. www.projectamericarun.com just in case you where unaware of this memorial run. Andrew's flag was placed on Aug 21 along a sleepy little highway close to our home. His flag flew for a couple weeks and I recovered it before it would have been destoyed by highway mowing.. I want you to have this flag as a token of our appreciation to what Andrew stood for. I did not know him, but our family will not forget him. God bless your family. please write to po box 884 milledgeville, il 61051"
david henson of milledgeville, IL

"Sgt. Farrar,

I never met you, or your family. I was out of the Corps long before you enlisted. Like many others, I learned about you from "Last letter Home." I don't really know what to say to you brother, apart from Thank You. Only the very few, and the very proud make the ultimate sacrifice for the rest of us. Your children will live the rest of thier days, knowing how brave and selfless you were. I can only hope to leave half the legacy that you have, when I report to Sky Six. Godspeed to you, Marine. The world, and the Corps, are better places because of you.
Semper Fi!

0311 USMC '88-'92"
PR Mathias of Paint Township Police Department, Somerset County, PA

"Sgt Farrar was my roomate in Okinawa Japan. When I first moved into the room I was terrified to talked to him. The room was always dark and we worked opposite schedules so when one was awake the other was sleeping. One day I asked him about the TV he had under his bed. I told him that I had a Playstation and wandered if we could hook the tv up to play it. After that we became good friends. We played video games all the time and as Manny Agostini said ate pizza. It was funny to see Andrew after he ate the pizza because he would get pt gear on and go run because he felt guilty for eating unhealthy. He talked about his family all of the time and couldn't wait to leave Oki to get home to them. Sgt Farrar was a true warrior. Semper Fi."
SSgt Douglas Null of Waynesville Missouri

"Happy Birthday Andy. We all miss you."
Ian Cortinas of Seattle, WA

"Happy Birthday Andy, Just got off work, came home and cracked a ice cold guinness in your memory... It's something that levielle, Tiny, and I started a few years ago. anyways man, still miss the hell out of you, and think about you all the time brother. You know my 4 child is named after you...and some how that crazy little SOB has a lot of your traits. the little * is fearless, and a big * kid. 3 y/o and 52 pounds. I wish I could gget in touch with your parents, I lost there email address. Mr/Mrs Farrar if you happen to read this please email me gpopejoy@hotmail.com. alrighty friend, i miss you, i love you, and happy birthday.

Greg"
Greg Popejoy of Okinawa Japan

"To the family of Sgt Farrar. I met then LCpl Farrar at Camp Foster in Okinawa of 1999. He was the roomate of another Marine (now SSgt Doug Null) whom I went to MP school with. At first I did not know what to think of Andrew. I at first noticed the large brand on his arm. I remember his strict eating diet and PT regiment. He would eat cornflakes with hot sauce and run for miles. A short time later, I got to know the Andrew that everyone has written about. Andrew had a passion for his family that he left behind one of many times to serve his country. He spoke constantly of his wife and young son. I remember when Null and I got Andrew to do the unthinkable which was eating unhealthy pizza. We ate every slice of that pizza in the barracks. I will never forget the day we were standing gate near "Bldg 1" on that hot and sunny day. We got so sun burnt. I would have never guessed that one day he'd be a fallen hero that I'd be writing about. I never again spoke to Andrew after he left Okinawa which is common in the military. I learned of Andrew's death early of 2oo9. I can say that I got the opportunity to serve along side one of the greatest men ever to serve in the Marine Corps! Semper Fi Sgt Farrar."
Manny Agostini (former Sgt USMC) of Front Royal, VA

"To the family of Sgt Farrar. I met then LCpl Farrar at Camp Foster in Okinawa of 1999. He was the roomate of another Marine (now SSgt Doug Null) whom I went to MP school with. At first I did not know what to think of Andrew. I at first noticed the large brand on his arm. I remember his strict eating diet and PT regiment. He would eat cornflakes with hot sauce and run for miles. A short time later, I got to know the Andrew that everyone has written about. Andrew had a passion for his family that he left behind one of many times to serve his country. He spoke constantly of his wife and young son. I remember when Null and I got Andrew to do the unthinkable which was eating unhealthy pizza. We ate every slice of that pizza in the barracks. I will never forget the day we were standing gate near "Bldg 1" on that hot and sunny day. We got so sun burnt. I would have never guessed that one day he'd be a fallen hero that I'd be writing about. I never again spoke to Andrew after he left Okinawa which is common in the military. I learned of Andrew's death early of 2oo9. I can say that I got the opportunity to serve along side one of the greatest men ever to serve in the Marine Corps! Semper Fi Sgt Farrar."
Manny Agostini (former Sgt USMC) of Front Royal, VA

"To the family of Sgt Farrar. I met then LCpl Farrar at Camp Foster in Okinawa of 1999. He was the roomate of another Marine (now SSgt Doug Null) whom I went to MP school with. At first I did not know what to think of Andrew. I at first noticed the large brand on his arm. I remember his strict eating diet and PT regiment. He would eat cornflakes with hot sauce and run for miles. A short time later, I got to know the Andrew that everyone has written about. Andrew had a passion for his family that he left behind one of many times to serve his country. He spoke constantly of his wife and young son. I remember when Null and I got Andrew to do the unthinkable which was eating unhealthy pizza. We ate every slice of that pizza in the barracks. I will never forget the day we were standing gate near "Bldg 1" on that hot and sunny day. We got so sun burnt. I would have never guessed that one day he'd be a fallen hero that I'd be writing about. I never again spoke to Andrew after he left Okinawa which is common in the military. I learned of Andrew's death early of 2oo9. I can say that I got the opportunity to serve along side one of the greatest men ever to serve in the Marine Corps! Semper Fi Sgt Farrar."
Manny Agostini (former Sgt USMC) of Front Royal, VA

"Thank you for your Sacrifice. SEMPER FI!"
Ryan of Winter Haven Florida USA

"Thank you for your service. I am humbled by your bravery."
Rich of upton, ma usa

"”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 1,600 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 - Project Compassion of Manti, Utah USA

"”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 1,600 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 - Project Compassion of Manti, Utah USA

"”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 1,600 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 -Project Compassion of Manti, Utah USA

"To the family of Sgt Farrar:
Like many I first heard of this warrior's story through the Dropkick Murphy's. The song brings tears to my eyes everytime I listen to it. I too am a Marine in my early thirties. I am on my third tour in Iraq, I was shot and wounded on my second tour. I do not know why I was allowed to live and raise my children and Sgt Farrar was not. I cannot convey the sorrow in my heart. My family will honor this man's memory, we will not forget him. I know that this time that I now have was paid for by others. We Marines that remain dedicate ourselves to be better fathers, husbands and brothers.
Semper Fi Mac"
C. Adam Walker MSgt/USMC of NC

"I like many others heard about you through dropkick murphys, and I cannot even imagine the pain and loss your family must be going through. I would just like to say thank you for making a difference and making the world a better place. You've inspired me to make a difference and I can only hope to make half the difference you have already made. God bless you, your family, and the lives you've touched."
Clyde of Virginia

"I miss you bro. I will never forget the times we had together, and I will always remember what you said to me. Your still my best friend and mentor. I tell your story often and I still get choked up every time. I miss you Andy."
scott george

"Sgt Farrar, I promised your mom and dad that I would think of you each day- I wanted you to know that I kept that promise. Every year around this time I find myself reflecting more and more on our time together and still find myself wishing that I could have done more to keep you safe. You're deeply missed."
Capt Groah of washington d.c.

"Andrew... My freind I can't believe it's been this ong already. Hey man listen to this. The other day when I graduated the Career Course, the base SgtMaj, SgtMaj Adams, was the guest speaker, and he spoke of Marines that gave there lives, and how one never knew when it was that time.... He told a theatre of hundreds of your story... I dont know where the hell he got all the info from, but he talked about your family, your highschiil basketball team, and your Marines, it was all I could do to keep from crying my eyes out in chucks that morning. Leville is heading this way to Japan, cant wait to see him, you would be so proud of what he's become, he is one of the best NCO's ive ever seen..... All from you bro. anyways he went up to see your mom and dad this weekend. wish i could be there to. I miss you brother, keep us all safe huh, take care (Gary)!!

love you bro

Greg"
Gre Popejoy of Okinawa, Japan

"Happy Birthday Andy!
You are missed and thought of daily."
Ian Cortinas of Seattle, WA

"I just watched Andrew's tribute video, and it made me start to just cry my eyes out. I thought it was really touching and classy, the way it was done and how the politics and everything were just left out, and how it was just a tribute to a wonderful and selfless person who sacrificed his life for his country and everyone in it.
God bless you Andrew!"
Garret Hayes of St. Louis, MO

"Just watched "Fields of Athenry" tribute video, and balled my eyes out. How proud you must be, to have had known and loved such a hero as Andrew. God Bless your family"
Sal of Boston

"June 3, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Andrew K. Farrar, Jr.:
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

"America has too many fallen heros.May it all be over soon and no more fallen heros. From a man with the same name"
Andrew G. Farrar of Dublin , Ireland

"in the gates of death rejoice
we see and hold the good
bear witness earth we have made our choice
for freedoms brotherhood!

then praise the lord most high
whose strength hath saved us whole
who bade us choose that flesh should die
and not the living soul!"
sean kookoothe of toledo ohio

"Thinking of you and your family today."
The Desiato Family of Bedford, Ma

"I never had the honor of meeting you man. I actually found out about you as I was getting hooked on your favorite band 'The Dropkick Murphys'.

It's kind of funny to me how generalized the public views the military sometimes. It sees the military machine as one giant camoflouge entity. However, each and every man and woman that wears a government uniform has a story.

Your story really pierced my heart and stirred some memories of my time in the military.

I may have actually been in Iraq at the same time you were. I have three close friends' names and KIA dates permanently etched on my body.

All politics aside, I consider my service in Iraq to be one of the greatest periods of my life. It was an honor to have shared the battlefield with you my friend.

What struck me most about what I have read about you is that you reminded me of those few people that you come across in the military that are the purest kind of patriot.

My heart goes out to your family. May they find peace in knowing that you made the world a better place.

"The Fields of Athenry"
By a lonely prison wall
I heard a young girl calling
Michael, they have taken you away
For you stole Trevelyn's corn
So the young might see the morn
Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay

Low lie the fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the small free birds fly
Our love was on the wing we had dreams and songs to sing
It's so lonely 'round the fields of Athenry

By a lonely prison wall
I heard a young man calling
Nothing matters, Mary when you're free
Against the famine and the Crown
I rebelled, they cut me down
Now you must raise our child with dignity

Low lie the fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the small free birds fly
Our love was on the wing we had dreams and songs to sing
It's so lonely 'round the fields of Athenry

By a lonely harbor wall
She watched the last star falling
As that prison ship sailed out against the sky
Sure she'll wait and hope and pray
For her love in Botany Bay
It's so lonely ‘round the fields of Athenry

It's so lonely ‘round the fields of Athenry

Low lie the fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the small free birds fly
Our love was on the wing we had dreams and songs to sing
It's so lonely 'round the fields of Athenry"
Sgt. David Ake, 1st Squadron 4th US Cavalry, M1A1 Abrams Gunner of Lafayette, IN

"I NEVER KNEW ANDREW FARRAR BUT I KNEW MEN LIKE HIM. I PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY THAT THE PAIN WILL BE LESS AND HAPPIER TIMES WILL COME BACK IN TO YOUR LIVES THRU HIS CHILDREN. SEMPER FI MY BROTHER."
MIKE of LEVITTOWN,NY

"God Bless you and your family, your son, husband, father, and brother was an American Hero."
Dave of Memphis, TN

"Every time i hear last letters home by dropkick and hear about him i start to cry because of all the guys i know in the service and some of them are around his age"

"An your know I never stop thinking of you. Cant beleive its been two and half years since you left, it feels like just yesterday. Even though i pray to you everyday i think just writing this down will help it feel more like talking to you. There is just so much * i wish we could talk about. Just the little things like a new song movie or the dropkick concerts me and nin have gone to. We miss you so much. Tyler and Liam were up at mom and dads for a couple of weeks this summer. You got to see them haning out with luke its a riot the * they come up with. I guess i dont have to tell you cause Im sure your seeing it all. We are having another kid soon Jill is due in novermber . Its a girl . I think mom and dad are pretty pumped probabally tired of boys by now. Just pray for us that things go well. You dont know how much i miss you are there with me through the good and the bad. You know since i got on the fire dept. Ive never had a fire or been in a bad situation. Is that your doing? Thanks for looking out for us. An love and miss you so much
love jay"

"I've just heard of this brave soldier through the song Fields Of Athenry.

I just wanted to say my respects to his a family.

God Bless"
Mario G of Croatia

"I too only knew Andrew through the Dropkicks.

I am listening to "Warrior Code," in preparation for Saturday's show at the Agganis Arena.

"Green Fields of France," came on and I sort of wandered over here.

I had tears in my eyes last year when Ken said the family was at the concert.

God Bless"
Liam of Waltham

"This message is for the family of Andrew Farrar. I had the great honor of serving with Sgt. Farrar in A Co. and wanted you and anyone else who reads this to know that Andrew Farrar was one of the finest Marines I ever had the pleasure of working with. He was one of the hardest SOB's I ever met but still was never too busy to help his fellow Marines out if they needed him. When I first came to what was then MP Co. as one of his junior Marines, he was what I wanted to become as a Marine. Whenever I speak of my Marines to my friends and family back home he is usually the first name that comes out. He will be missed by myself and by any Marine who has ever had the honor of serving with him and I just hope he knew how much of an impact he had on us all. He truely was the definition of a "Sgt. of Marines""
Sgt. Madigan of New Orleans, LA

"Thank you for taking care of my boy! My son, Cpl. James McFadden told me there were few men he would follow into battle and Sgt. Farrar was one of those men. They served together with Task Force Tarawa at the start of the war in 2003. You will always be thought of as a great defender of freedon!"
Cheryl McFadden of Enid, Oklahome

"To the Memory and the Family of Sergeant Andrew Farrar,

I never knew you, and only came to know of you through the Dropkick Murphys song 'Last Letter Home'. You were obviously well respcted and loved by all who knew you. As a fellow Sergeant of Marines, I wish you and your family the best, as well as Fair Winds and Following Seas.

I am an Infantryman on my third tour here in Iraq and have a 18 month old little girl and a beautiful wife waiting for me back home. I sit here writing this with a lump in my throat, thinking about how hard it must have been on your family, and how much they just want their Son, Husband and Dad home. Even though I have only been there for about 9 months of my daughters life, I love her more than anything. I am truly sorry for your family.

It is a shame that you are no longer with us. All gave some, Some gave all.

You have my utmost respect, and this country and Corps is what it is beacuse of men like you. Every January 28th for the rest of my life, I will fly the flag at half-mast in your memory.

Once a Marine, Always a Marine.

Semper Fidelis

Sgt Jason Myers
jason.myers@cemnf-wiraq.usmc.mil
jmyers0341@gmail.com"
Sgt Jason Myers of Camp Fallujah, Iraq

"I never knew this Marine but He was a fellow Sgt and a fellow Marine. Godspeed And Semper Fi."
Sgt McTurnan C.L. of Camp Hansen Okinawa

"I was not by trade an MP originally and had alot to learn as a new SNCO. Some things you learn from doing and alot you learn from watching. I learned alot by watching. A smart leader never quits learning and Sgt Farrar taught me so much. He wasn't in my platoon for OIF 1, we were in the same company. By the time I got to Kuwait before the war he had been there 2 or three weeks. I hadn't seen Sgt Farrar since our last field op, training charlie company at Lejeune. But when I got to Camp Fox there was Farrar, no skivvie shirt on, boots unbloused, no shave and a cigarette dangling out of his mouth and to top it all he had no cover on his head. I was tired and just asked him what happened to you?.....instead of doing the normal Marine thing and chew A#$. He looked at me with a smirk and said "well SSgt when you have been in the sh*$ as long as I have been you'll understand" the sh&% hadn't even started yet. I laughed and will never forget it. Through the first OIF I watched and learned alot from Sgt Farrar. It isn't brain surgery being a field MP but being a Marine takes guts and heart and he had both. When Sgt Farrar got to Iraq the second time I was already there and had been for 7 or so months. I couldn't wait to see them, mainly because they were releiving us but also because I had missed the boys from A Co as I deployed with B Co for this go round. Sgt Farrar was his usual self and was all about taking care of his Marines. I wish I could have stayed, but at the time I just wanted to get home after what we had been through. He listened to everything those of us who had been there before him had to say and I am sure he was using it and comming up with ideas of his own. When I heard he was gone, I have the same lump in my thoat as I do right now writing this, I will always remember, always. I think of him every time I sip a Guiness. He was one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of serving with. I have three children of my own and can't imagine not seeing them, but I am sure he is watching his family and will always "look out for them"."
SSgt Bolman of Camp Pendleton CA

"For those of you who don't know me I am SGT Mike Lang (my brother Jeff is friends with Nate) stationed at FT. Drum,NY with the 10TH MTN DIV. I only met Andrew a couple times at hometown gatherings and sporting events when I was younger. My brother and Nate are still good friends to this day and I myself when home make it a priority to visit and talk with Nate whether at school or "The Brew". Like Andrew I am also an MP (Military Police)and I know what it means to hold that title and honor. You take on the responsibility of taking care and making SECURE the streets of the country in which you are in safe for the locals. You are in constant danger but perform without hesitation. Andrew did that everyday in Iraq well aware the consequences of his surroundings. No words, acts, or deeds can express what kind of a person Andrew was and I admire his families love and support they gave him everyday to do what he did. In honor of his Commitment to Duty and Selfless Service to his Country I wear the memory of SGT Andrew K. Farrar on a bracelet around my left wrist in keeping with the military tradition that though he is gone, he will never be forgotten. This Bracelet never comes off, for it is a reminder to me of what a Soldier and Leader truly is.
Thank SGT."
SGT Mike Lang "Lil Langa" of Son of Weymouth, Fort Drum, NY

"Well Andy its been a year since you were taken from us and it seems like yesterday that we were together in A Co. Not a day goes by that I dont think of you. I know I have never left a message before but that's because I could not come to the realization that you are gone.
Andy and I were at A Co. together for the 3 years that I was in NC. He was one of the funniest guys I ever knew but he was also hardest Marines ever to be in A Co. I have so many stories about deployments and field opps but I cant explain Andy in words. I think the best memories I have of Andy and I are when we went to the range the last time we were both there. It was probably one of the best days I ever had at Camp Lejeune.
I miss you Andy!!!!! I will never forget.
If anyone from A Co. or Andy's family would like to reach me my email is texasmusic09@hotmail.com

Semper Fi
John Jackson"
of Dallas Texas

"Sgt. Andrew K. Farrar Jr., USMC

1 Year Anniversary on your Birthday

28 Jan 74 Weymouth, MA
28 Jan 05 Al Anbar, Iraq


Be the angel on our shoulders
to guide us through each day.
Be the strength within our hearts and minds
as we pass from day to day.

We hold dear and fondly speak
of your kindness and gentle peace,
and of your courage and selfless sacrifice
that others might live in peace.

We hold dear your precious love,
and promise to always strive
to show the honor of your duty
so long as we’re alive.

Your peace is now our comfort,
your memories our hope and light.
We miss you and we love you ‘An’,
be our guide, our will, and sight.

Love Mom, Dad, Jason, Nathan, & Bethany"
Andrew Farrar Sr. of Weymouth, MA

""Always Faithful

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the loss of a great friend, father, son, husband, and brother. The person of whom I speak was my brother Marine Corps Sergeant Andrew Kevin Farrar Jr. He was killed in Al Anbar Province Iraq on January 28, 2005. It was his 31 birthday.

Not only was he my brother, but we also shared a special title that all respect, many envy, and also many fear. Only those who bare it will truly understand it. The title Marine is genuinely earned with blood, sweat and tears.

He loved the Corps, he loved his Marines, and most importantly, he loved his family. He left behind all this selflessly for this great country and the many freedoms that come along with it. The most pain for me is seeing his two young sons Tyler 8, and Liam 3, growing up without their father. I don’t know if I could have done it without mine.
I also never thought I could do it without my big brother, but now I have to.

Not a day goes by that I don’t think about you An. It was amazing the way people looked up to you. I hope one day I can say I was half the man you were. The type of leader you were to your Marines and the kind of dad you were to Tyler and Liam.

One day I will argue with your boys over who was your biggest admirer, them or I
This actually could turn into lot bigger argument than then just the three of us being that you made a huge impact on everyone that knew you.

After you joined the Marines I never told you how pumped I was. For the first time it seemed like you were doing something I did, kind of like me growing up trying to be so much like you. I still try and to be like you more and more everyday.

I wish I could talk to you one more time. There is so much I have to tell you. I couldn’t wait to tell you that I got on the fire department; I think it would have made you proud.

I always think of that letter you wrote home to Nathan’s students telling them to admire the real heroes their parents, police and firemen and service men and women who are providing us with a blanket of freedom.

How was it that you did your job without letting your emotions getting in the way? You did it with honor, courage, and commitment. You know I’m one of the only guys on the fire department that hasn’t s seen a good fire yet. Is this your work, just looking out for me again? Whenever we are dispatched to a call, especially when it’s for a fire, you get that adrenaline rush. You know all about it. You lived it every day. It’s on all these runs that I look to you for the strength and courage to perform the tasks set upon me. Maybe one day ill be able to say I made a difference like you.

I never thought that I would say that one of my best friends, my brother, was a Real American Patriot and Hero.

Happy Birthday
An, I love and miss you
Semper Fi
Jay"
Jason Farrar of Weymouth, MA

"SGT Farrar was the most inspirational Marine I have ever had the privalige to know. He was always hard but at the same time was always there for you. He was a Marine's Marine through and through. I remember my first day in A CO, learning about the 4 horseman. SGT Farrar meant a lot to so many of A CO junior Marines. His presence will always be with us, telling us not to give up but to keep going and fight the good fight. Semper Fidelis, SGT and we will meet again someday.

CPL Findlay
A CO 2nd MP Bn"
CPL Findlay of Afghanistan

"To all who knew and Loved SGT Farrar. His favorite band The Dropkick Murphys did a beautiful tribute to him on their album "The Warriors Code". The name of the song is "Letters From Home".
My thoughts and prayers are with you all."
SSG Dale Hall of Friedberg, Germany

"When I met Sgt Farrar in 2003 he was already in Kuwait. we moved up to the Iraq border and became friends. Andy or as we knew him "GARY" was always there for you if you needed him for anything. He loved to talk about his children and the plans he had for them. Gary was one of the Marines I looked up to the most for his knowledge of our job. we came home the first time and as soon as we got home Gary was already trying to set up training for the next deployment. whenever we got a group of new people in Gary was right there to train them the right way not the easy way. I think about him every day. Gary was the first one to know that I had been injured on my 2nd tour in Iraq, and was always there if I needed to talk to anyone. My thoughts and prayers go out to his Family."
Chuck Bigham of Beaufort, SC

"It has been 7 months since we lost Sgt Farrar and it has taken me this long to muster the courage to say anything about it. Things seem go on as usual, but when someone makes mention of his name, I have to fight off my emotions. Although Sgt Farrar was with me a short time I feel that we shared a special bond. An unspoken friendship. Some felt that I was to attached to my Marines, but I did not believe that. I believe that you need to care and watch out for all those who you serve and that loyalty cannot be given, or taken it has to be tended and nurtured. Sgt Farrar exemplified loyalty and dedication to duty. I wish that I meet Sgt Farrar sooner for he had so much to offer. Sgt Farrar taught me a quiet strength that has aided me since the time that we met, which has made me a better man. My only hope is that I measure up to half the man he is. For he is not gone he is with us all, and when I am old and grey I pray that he will not depart from my thoughts. My only regret is that I was not there. I have cursed myself so many times, because I know that things would have been different if only I would have been there."

"Andrew, we think of you everyday, we are so priviledged to have had you for our Brother-in-law.Through our memories we will keep you alive for T and Liam. And someday our daughter will know who her Uncle Andrew Farrar was. R.I.P. Love Chrissy + Nick Xayavong"
Christine Xayavong of West Bridgewater,MA. U.S.A.

"Sgt Farrar is one of the greatest Marines I have ever met. I had the good fortune of having him as my squad leader. His ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Everone looked up to him, he was one of the greatest influences during my Marine Corps career."
Cpl Michael Torbert of Chespeake, Va

"To the family of Sgt. Farrar: I had a chance to work beside Andrew in his first deployment to Iraq. He was my squad leader and he always encouraged me to lead Marines. I can never express in words the way he led Marines. All I can say is that he always led from the front and never followed. I remember going to his graduation when he graduated Sgt's course. With a hand shake and the biggest smile on his face, he said "Now it's your turn!" What he said was so true in so many ways. Now it's time for the Marines he taught to step up and lead the way he showed us. Andrew's dedication to his Marine's will always be an example that I will always look up to and follow. The pain and sorrow that we all feel will never go away, but you better believe neither will the knowledge you instilled in your Marines. To Andrew's family, I am so sorry for your loss and I hope that these quotes from all of us, will lesson your sorrow! God Bless Andrew and his family and Semper Fi!"
Sgt. Ezzell of Magnolia, NC

"To the family of Sgt. Farrar: I had a chance to work beside Andrew in his first deployment to Iraq. He was my squad leader and he always encouraged me to lead Marines. I can never express in words the way he led Marines. All I can say is that he always led from the front and never followed. I remember going to his graduation when he graduated Sgt's course. With a hand shake and the biggest smile on his face, he said "Now it's your turn!" What he said was so true in so many ways. Now it's time for the Marines he taught to step up and lead the way he showed us. Andrew's dedication to his Marine's will always be an example that I will always look up to and follow. The pain and sorrow that we all feel will never go away, but you better believe neither will the knowledge you instilled in your Marines. To Andrew's family, I am so sorry for your loss and I hope that these quotes from all of us, will lesson your sorrow! God Bless Andrew and his family and Semper Fi!"
Sgt. Ezzell of Magnolia, NC

"Sgt. Farrar was THE Marine i looked up to, and i had plenty of time to do so. i was on three deployments with him. Sgt. Farrar was the definition of a real marine, he lived by an ethos not many could understand but it made great marines around him. i would not be the person i am without his leadership. i never got to tell him this but i saw him as a brother to me. i will miss you sgt. farrar semper!"
Cpl. Lang of Philadelphia, PA

"Sgt. Andrew K. Farrar was one of the most noble, loyal, and genuine persons that I had ever met. I got the oppertunity to go to ACO in June of 2004 the prepare to go to Iraq. I stayed clear of Andy as much as I could because of the fear I had of him. Not knowing that he was one of the finest men that I had ever met. Like so many of us that served with Andy have said, we wern't afraid of him, we were more afraid of disappointing him. He was a mentor to all of us. When ever anyone in the platoon had a problem we went to him because we knew that it would be taken care of. I pray for his family and I know that Andy is in Heaven standing guard and protecting all of us.

Sgt. Farrar,
I miss you and think of you daily. You are a Hero to all of us. I will never forget you and I will tell stories to my children and grandchildren about the most heroic and caring man I have ever met. You will never be forgotten. Unitl the day I see you again. Keep a spot warmed up there for me. Ill bring a tooth brush and tooth paste for you. -Curtians"
LCpl Ian M Cortinas of Jacksonville, FL

"there are no words that can describe what an enormous impact Sgt Farrar made on me. before i joined Aco. i had been in the marine corps for two and a half years,and never really knew what the corps was about. Sgt Farrar showed me what the true meaning of brotherhood consisted of. He was such a mentor to all of us that had the pleasure and oppurtunity to work under and follow while in combat. he never let me do just the minimum, and always referred to us as warriors and that we should always carry ourselves as that. i will never forget all the times we would just sit and talk about our past and our families, ive never looked up to someone as much as i looked up to this great man. i pray for his family and all of his loved ones everyday, but i know he takes care of them now as he does me. I WILL NEVER FORGET SGT FARRAR, until we meet again for our next tour of duty."
Cpl Drew A. Barker of Jonesboro,Ar

"My thoughts and prayers go to the family of Sgt Farrar. Although I do not know Sgt. Farrar I have purchased wrist band that his school in Weymouth was doing for his family left behind. I am very impressed with the bracelet and have received a lot of compliments on it. To have lost a warrior in a terrible time of war that we are living in. My thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends, as well as his students. God Bless"
Brenda of Worcester, MA

"ANDY WAS MY FRIEND. I MISS HIM EVERDAY. AK WAS THE TRUE WARRIOR. HE WAS SELFLESS AND CARED FOR HIS MARINES. HE STOOD UP FOR WHAT HE BELIEVED EVEN WHEN IT GOT HIM INTO TROUBLE, ( WHICH WAS THE WHOLE TIME WE WERE IN A CO. ) ANDREW YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. THANKS FOR BEING MY BROTHER AND FRIEND. LIFE WILL GO ON BUT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WITH OUT YOU. I MISS YOU BUDDY. SEE YA WHEN ITS MY TIME. YOU WILL ALWAYS LIVE IN MY HEART AND THE HEART OF MY CHILDREN."
SGT. GEORGE of CAMP LEJUENE

"I wish I had some words of comfort and wisdom. Although I never met Andrew, I have met and it has been my pleasure to know the Farrar family these past few months.If Andrews character is that of the rest of his familys then it is truly Weymouth and the USMC loss."
Jim WFD of Weymouth

"Sgt Farrar was a great man and an even better Marine. He will never know how many Marines he had an influence on. Those of us in 1st Squad called him Daddy because he took care of us like nobody else. He was a true leader and his biggest thing was loyalty. He had that from us and always will. My prayers are with his family and I'm sorry we could'nt bring him home. We will never forget."
Cpl Kevin E Brock of Niota, Tn

"Sgt Farrar was my hero, i remember a moment when me sgt farrar and cpl brock were sitting in our hummer right before leaving camp fallujah, sgt farrar asked us both to name 5 marines we looked up to the most, both me and cpl brock had on our list sgt farrar, but he didnt want to here it, he never gave him self enough credit, even when i gave up on myself sgt farrar never gave up on me and always pushed me to become the marine i could be, without sgt farrar i would not be standing here today and my life would be going in a totally differant direction. sgt farrar may not have done anything to recieve a medal of honor and recruits wont be told about his battles at boot camp but sgt farrar was a hero to his marines and his family."
pfc robert leveille of frederick, maryland

"Andrew Farrar was a true American, doing what he believed in to protect this country and those who live in it. He and his family are in my thoughts everyday, when I wake up and go to work safely I think of all the men and women who are fighting for a cause so strong, some people don't see it, but I believe in them, and pray for them. I wish the Farrar family my deepest sympathy. The honor and pride in their son, Andrew, is undescribable.
God Bless America."
Sam of Weymouth

"i'm so happy i live in a country where brave men and women fight to keep me and my children free and safe from harm. thank you to the farrar family for your unselfish sacrifice."
teri of weymouth

"Andrew is the true definition of a hero. He died protecting his country and that is the most honorable way to die. I'm so sorry to the Farrar Family."
Someone who recieved a loved one back from Iraq of Weymouth, MA

"Hi. I'm one of Nathan Farrar's (Brother of Andrew) students. From what I hear, Andrew was a loving man. He was a sucker for a nice Dropkick Murpheys concert and loved a nice tall glass of Guiness. From what I hear from his brother, he was a GREAT man. He loved everybody, especially his wife and children.

His brother, Nathan Farrar - Or Mr. Farrar as we students recognize him as, was my teacher. He teaches history for the 8th grade. He does a very good job teaching, and also story telling. Nathan, nearly 25, tells us very intresting stories of childhood, growing up, and even daily things to us with enthusiam. He tells us how Andrew LOVED the Dropkick Murpheys.



Besides that, we wrote a letter to Nathan over in Iraq, about 4 weeks before his death. We recieved a letter back about 2 weeks later. From what he wrote, he seems like a very fun-loving, intresting guy. His handwriting/cursive (mix) may not be the best, but his personality is deffinatly the best.

I'm sorry to Mr. Farrar, and his family, we will always remember a true war hero."
Thomas of Weymouth, Massachusetts

"Andrew is a true hero. those who we love are never lost. god bless andrew and his family."
of weymouth ma

"The family of Sgt. Andrew K. Farrar Jr. USMC extends its most sincere gratitude and thanks. Your warm thoughts, compassion, and acknowledgement of Andrew’s supreme sacrifice continue to lift our spirits.

His love of family and country were profound. Andrew was selfless. Andrew placed his family, “his” marines, and his country before himself. He led his troops and defended this nation with pride, honor, dignity, respect, and an unparalleled intensity. Because of his dedication to his beliefs, Andrew now stands alongside the soldiers that came before him he so dearly admired. He was the epitome of a warrior in the tradition of the storied halls of the United States Marine Corps.

Now from heaven, he continues to protect. As a guardian angel, Andrew now watches over his family, and all who loved and prayed for him. Andrew is a true American hero whose legacy and work will echo on for eternity.

Andrew’s memory can be preserved very easily. Speak often of him and of the brave men and women like him. Understand the magnitude of what needs to be done to protect our way of life. Thank veterans for their service and never take for granted the freedoms our veterans have fought so gallantly to protect.


God Bless America


God Bless Sgt. Andrew K. Farrar Jr., USMC, Our Beloved American Hero


With Love and Respect

Andrew K. Farrar Sr."
of Weymouth, MA

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Andrew K. Farrar, 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. Please use our link and 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 USA

"There is no way for us to express the deep sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Andrew Farrar, Jr. I lost my son on January 26, 2005 in Iraq. Those that have laid down their lives are the true heroes. May God bless you and comfort you during this time."
Helen Gilbert of Dayton, Ohio

"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 "

"Thank you Andrew Farrar, 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 Sgt. Andrew Farrar, 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 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 Sgt. Andrew Farrar, 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 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