Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Capt. Stephen W. Frank

29, of Michigan.
Frank died in Diyarah, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated as he was conducting a traffic control point inspection. He was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, California. Died on April 29, 2005.

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"”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!
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Kenna _ Project Compassion of Manti, Utah USA

"CPT Frank and Family-
I have not been able to speak about this since it happened. Finally I think I have come to terms with what happened that day in Iraq. The world is deffinetly a lesser place without both Steve and Jay. Two great Americans who deserve all of our admiration and respect. I don't know how many times I have thought about them in the last 4+ years now, but I can only hope you are at peace, and safe now. There passing really hit home, as the night before I can recall talking to both of them. My memories of them will be with me for the rest of my life. I will speak of them to my children and grand children and remind them of these two great Patriots.
With all respect, honor, love and gradatude for two great Americans.
I miss the both of you, and prey that you will continue to inspire generations to come like you have inspired me. Q. Rangers Lead the way both here on earth and in Heaven."
SFC Ryan P. Quintard of Savannah, GA- ryanq2@me.com

"CPT Frank and Family-
I have not been able to speak about this since it happened. Finally I think I have come to terms with what happened that day in Iraq. The world is deffinetly a lesser place without both Steve and Jay. Two great Americans who deserve all of our admiration and respect. I don't know how many times I have thought about them in the last 4+ years now, but I can only hope you are at peace, and safe now. There passing really hit home, as the night before I can recall talking to both of them. My memories of them will be with me for the rest of my life. I will speak of them to my children and grand children and remind them of these two great Patriots.
With all respect, honor, love and gradatude for two great Americans.
I miss the both of you, and prey that you will continue to inspire generations to come like you have inspired me. Q."
SFC Ryan P. Quintard of Savannah, GA- ryanq2@me.com

"June 3, 2008
To the family of Capt. Stephen W. Frank:
Stephen 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

"To the family of:Stephen W. Frank 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 you rest in peace, Capt. Frank. I wish there were more people like you. You represented what is best about America. I will pray for your family -- that they may have the strength to continue on without their beloved hero. I know that your memory will live on in their hearts as well as in the hearts of all Americans and freedom-loving people around the world. Thank you and God bless you, Capt. Frank."
John O'Connor of Los Angeles, CA

"I served with Stephen in 1-17 Infantry at Ft. Wainwright. I knew him as a great infantryman, a strong Christian, and a great friend. He wanted nothing more than to do his duty, love his family, and serve God. He was a great man. I will miss him. My prayers are with the Frank family."
CPT T.G. Taylor of Bagram, Afghanistan

"I learned of Capt Frank's death while attending Air & Space Basic Course. I will never forget how I felt when they listed all the names of those who have fallen in the short 6 weeks I attended this class.

I just wanted to say heros like Stephen Frank will always be in the hearts of fellow military members."
2d Lt Christopher Cabuzzi of Colorado Springs, CO

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

"I worked with CPT Frank, he was such a good person and solider. I'll never forget him."
SPC Adney of Ft. Irwin

"Thank You Stephen Frank. May you now know the peace you so rightly deserve. God will keep you safe at last. My heart aches with your family for their loss."
Melissa Macchi, (cousin of PFC Mark Barbret from Shelby Twp., MI, killed 10/14/04,) of Roseville, MI

"TO THE FRANK FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. STEPHEN HAS TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF SO MANY. FROM THOSE IN HIS COMMUNITY, NEIGHBOR'S, FRIENDS, ALL HIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE MILITARY AND ALL HIS LOVE ONE'S. ESPECIALLY, ALL THOSE IN IRAQ; FOR STEPHEN GAVE THEM A NEW BEGINNING. STEPHEN WILL NOT HAVE GIVEN HIS LIFE IN VAIN. WE AS AMERICAN SHOULD BE VERY THANKFUL TO STEPHEN. FOR RISKING HIS LIFE EVERYDAY TO FIGHT TERRORISM! STEPHEN IS NOT ALONE. HE IS WITH MANY SOLDIERS THAT HAVE GIVEN HIS OR HER LIFE. ALTHOUGH STEPHEN AND OUR SON MAY NOT KNOWN ONE ANOTHER. BOTH HAD EACH OTHERS BACK. WE LOST OUR SON LAST MAY. VERY THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL STEPHEN AND GREGORY SERVED TOGETHER FOR US ALL. STEPHEN WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY PRAYS AND WITH YOUR FAMILY. GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. We 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

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

"Thank you Stephen Frank, 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 Capt. Stephen Frank:
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 Stephen 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 Capt. Stephen Frank:
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 Stephen, 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