Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Alkaila T. Floyd

23, of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Floyd died in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained on July 8 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Mine Protected Vehicle in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Floyd was assigned to the 54th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, Bamberg, Germany. Died on July 13, 2006.

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"KK I WANT YOU TO KNOW BROTHER AFTER 8 LONG YEARS I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN NOR WILL I EVER FORGET ABOUT YOU BROTHER. I MISS YOU AND THE GOOD TIMES AT THE PALM BEACH LOL.. WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE A FINE EXAMPLE OF A LEADER. YOUR LESSONS ARE IN USE OF MY EVERYDAY LIFE. I HAVE NAMED MY COMPANY IN YOUR HONOR AS WELL AS THE FALLEN BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THE 54TH ENG. I WILL ENSURE THAT YOUR LEGACY LIVES ON. I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH. PS IM LOOKING OUT FOR BRIAN LOL."
COULANGES (BASH) of NY NY

"Ich vermiss dich so arg manchmal kommts mir vor als ob alles nur ein Film war ich wuerde alles dafuer geben dich noch mal zu umarmen und dir zu sagen wie sehr ich dich lieb und wieviel du mir bedeutest!! Danke fuer alles... du hast eine wunderbare familie die mich immer noch nicht vergessen hat! Ich hoffe dir gehts gut wo immer du auch bist!! ICH LIEBE DICH!!!!"
Kerstin Wiemer of Nuernberg/Germany

"June 9, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Alkaila T. Floyd:
Alkaila 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

"Kaila,

Its been almost 2 years since you left, and I still get sad. I miss you soo much. Me and Kursten still keep in touch. Funny, who would have thought right? Well I love and miss you, and you will never be forgotten. Keep a spot warm for all of us because we will see you one day."
Tanishia of Grand Rapids, MI, USA

"Alkaila,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Essayons Et Faissons"
(Let Us Try And Let Us Do)
54th Engrs. Motto"

"I didn't know Akaila Floyd, but i do know he died in the service of his country and for that we will always be indebted to his great sacrifice. My deepest condolences to his family friends and his comrades in Iraq. I think your son is a HERO. I served 4 years in the navy from 98-02 and have the DEEPEST, UTMOST respect for those in uniform who have to face danger day in and day out for the continued freedom of this country. His death was not in vain. May God bless your family."
Christopher L Robinson of Salisbury, NC

"Thank you Alkaila Floyd, 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. Alkaila Floyd:
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 Alkaila 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. Alkaila Floyd:
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 Alkaila, 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