Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine 2nd Lt. Almar L. Fitzgerald

23, of Lexington, South Carolina.
Fitzgerald died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany from wounds received on February 18, 2006 as a result of an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to the 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on February 21, 2006.

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"All Give Some - Some Give All
Never knowing Almar.

May God Bless. We Honor Almar with our love and respect."
Bobby & Lyn of Clemson, S.C.

"To the family of:Almar L. Fitzgerald
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""

"It is Veteran's Day and though I think of you and your sacrifice for myself, my family and our country every single day, I am remembering you as the hero you are today, though I know you would never admit it. There will never be enough words for you or your family to thank and honor the sacrifice you made. You always were a great kid and it is without doubt you died a wonderful, honorable man. It has been great learning that you took your infectious sense of humor with you into the Marines and never lost it, under any circumstances! Your photo is in my wallet and I carry your memory with me everywhere everyday. I will always have a second piece of cake for you on our birthday. May we always acknowledge your sacrifice and memory and may you rest in peace in God's loving embrace!"
Krista Englehardt of Washington, DC

"Almar was the first guy I met when we showed up for OCS. He always made me smile and I will never forget him. He is without question, a hero."
Capt Matt McNerney of Quantico, VA

"June 3, 2008
To the family of 2nd Lt. Almar L. Fitzgerald:
Almar 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

"When I first saw Almar I could tell there was something different about him. It was the day he checked into his Battalion, all 2ndLts know how to wear a uniform, but his uniform was impeccable. When I saw his ring, that explained it all. I wore the same ring. We talked about our college and I chatted with him. It didnt take long to understand that this young man was a leader and a gentleman, the finest our country has to offer. My son is 7 months old now, when he is old enough, I will tell him about you and all the others. I will never forget, we will never forget."
N. Oswald of San Diego, Ca

"My son was with your son. I have for so long wanted to contact you and tell you how much my son thought of Almar.
Ben was hit by car the day he returned from Iraq. He now has brain injury. If you want to contact me please feel free to email me at bensfamilyusmc@yahoo.com"
Jamie of Paris Texas

"Almar is a hero and a friend. I had the opportunity to run track with him in high school. I to have served in iraq and i know how hard it is to lose someone you are close to. Almar will be in my heart and prayers. god bless"
Sgt. James Owens of Lexington, sc

"To the Fitzgerald Family:
Your son will not be forgoten, for he was my brother too. God bless your family!"
Tom Daly, Sgt USMC of Lexington, SC

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, Almar will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana God Bless you ALWAYS. "

"Thank you Almar Fitzgerald, 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 2nd Lt. Almar Fitzgerald:
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 Almar 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 2nd Lt. Almar Fitzgerald:
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 Almar, 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