Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Donald D. Furman

30, of Burton, South Carolina.
Furman died in Balad, Iraq when his military vehicle collided with a civilian vehicle and overturned. He was assigned to the 24th Transportation Company, 541st Maintenance Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas. Died on October 12, 2005.

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"Hey Guardian Angel, Wow 7 years and 5 months have gone bye so quickly, and it still feels like yesterday when I had to hold our daughter and tell her, daddy was not coming home, and had gone on to be with Jesus. Donald my heart hurts so much at times all I can do is close the door to my room and scream as hard as I can into a pillow and pray for peace. Our daughter is so beautiful now and she is becoming such a remarkable young lady. I know you are very proud of her, Shaquarius and Donald Jr.. These children of ours are growing up to be beautiful, smart, wise, strong, loving, and awesome young adults. I remember when we just married, and pregnant in Hawaii, MAN OH MAN that was a learning but awesome experience I had with you the first 3 years of our marriage. Then VA for 2 years and Fort Riley for the rest. I love you my Angel and even though we divorced in 2004 and remarried we were good friends and awesome parents. You Donald taught me a lot in life I miss you. Till next time, RIP MY GUARDIAN ANGEL!"
Taneka Abreu of Junction City, Kansas

"Don, The world was a better place when you were on it."
Patrick Gilmore of Stuttgart, Germany

"To the family of:Donald D. Furman
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""

"SGT. Furman you were a good man. I remember how I felt that day, Every October 12th I take a moment of silence for you and SGT Ponce. See you when I get there."
MIchael of Clintwood Va.

"I was just looking threw my Basic Training book from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri & I came across something you had wrote me in my book I tried to find you on facebook & this popped up I did not know you passed aways. I as so sorry you were & always will be a good man. My prayers go out to your family & may you rest in peace my friend (B-5-10,1995)"
S. BATTISTE of Brunswick Ga,/U.S.A.

"Hey, daddy I miss you alot and I think about you all the time. I know your here watching over me. I love you very much."
Cassandra Furman of Junction City, KS

"Hey, how is it up there in the big sky? We miss you down here and we love ya. Cassandra is doing well and misses you alot.Your birthday is this Saturday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I wish you were so your daughter and I could sing you happy birthday and hug ya."
Taneka of Junction City

"u are always in my haret uncle hope u waz still here we love u"
cydney (2 cuz ) of beaufort sc

"Hey, Cassandra I miss you alot she misses her father everyday, and on behalf of donald and I's daughter thank you for all the love and support over these past years to everybody. Man, Cassandra is looking more like her father with each passing day. We love you Donald, Cassandra and Taneka."
Taneka of Junction City, Kansas

"August 31, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Donald D. Furman:
Donald 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

"I'm lucky to have known you. I feel honored that you served as one of my soldiers. Rest in peace. You are in God's Army now."
Jonathan Franklin of Batchelor, Louisiana

"Donald:

It's your counterpart, Michael. I still feel the effects of your loss, bro. In spite of past conflicts between you and I, I'm SO glad that we made amends before you left to Our Maker.

Your daughter Cassandra misses you a lot and I can only begin to say how privileged I am to raise her as my own. Yes, she still loves you, to this day. Taneka misses you too and I respect that as her being your former wife.

Once again, the fact that we came together months before you died showed the true essence of who you were, superseding your faults and my own. With that said, all I have left is this: Godspeed, SSG Furman.

Sincerely yours and in Christ,

SPC Abréu"
SPC Michael R. Abréu of Junction City, KS (USA)

"I will love you forever "Big Brother""
Monique of MO

"We all loved him and cared about him. All of us have a little bit of him in us, and with that we can remember him and his love that he shared with us. Miss ya and love ya.

You will always be in my heart.

.....Till We Meet Again....."
SKS of Denver, CO USA

"I just found out today what happend to you back in October. It completely shocked me. I remember seeing right before i left the army early last year. you will be missed brother"
Robert Caldwell of Manhattan,Kansas

"we will all always miss u and remember forever R.I.P
Love: family in Law"
deonte berry tiffani plummer of fort riley

"We meet the first time, on the first rotation. You was going through some things,but you bounced back.You was always a cool dude, funny. Just wanted to pay respects to you and the family. R.I.P."
AW of Kahuku, HI

"To the Furman Family, please accept my most heartfelt condolences. Donald was small, 3 year old energetic ball of fire when I met him in 1978. I dated and married his aunt, Angela Furman, and spent considerable time around the family. Donald was a little rascal that grew up into a proud, responsible, accountable, and strong husband, father, and leader. His aunt spoke glowingly about how he had accomplished so much, and had joined the service as I did. It hurts me to know this man I'd only known as a child is gone. To his wife and children, his wonderful grandmother, and the Furman family, God bless you all."
LCDR Ernest Fagan , USN of San Diego, Ca

"My sympathies go out to the family of Donald Devon Furman. He will be missed greatly. Donald was a great friend to have on your side. Always ready with a smile and hand if you needed one. He was a wonderful person to know. My prayers go out to Donald's family."
A. Hines of Junction City, Kansas

"My sympathies to the family and friends of this great young man. He really was a joy to see in lodge--he will be truly missed and mourned by us all..."
Joey Stiles, Junior Deacon, Union 7 AF&AM of Junction City, Kansas

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

"To the Furman Family,
There are no words that truly express our condolences to you for the sacrifice DONALD has made for us.

My family extends our thoughts and prayers to yours as you try to heal from this loss.

May you find some Peace in knowing that Donald's life is celebrated and will always be remembered as an American Hero. We are grateful to him and your family for his service to our great country."
Sharon & Craig Erwin of Oregon, United States of America

"TO THE FURMAN FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. OUR FAMILY DEEPLY SADDEN BY THE NEWS OF DONALD! MANY REASONS WHY? DONALD HIT HOME WITH US. I BEEN MAILING PACKAGES TO THE 24TH TRANSPORTATION CO FOR A YEAR. THANK TO A GOOD FRIEND MR. MARK DONLEY OF OPERATION TROOP BOX. AN I BEEN COMMUNICATING WITH WES VANDERVOOT FROM THE 24TH. OUR HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH DONALD AND YOUR FAMILY. MORE SO FOE WE LOST OUR
SGT. GREGORY L. WAHL LAST YEAR IN BALAD. MY TEARS NEVER STOPPED FOR MY SON. IT CONTINUE WITH EACH FALLEN SOLDIER. TODAY MORE SO FOR I AM CLOSE IN MANY RESPECT WITH YOUR SON. DONALD HAS NOT GIVEN HIS LIFE IN VAIN! DONALD IS A REAL HERO TO US ALL. DONALD HAS TOUCHED THE EHARTS OF SO MANY. TO HIS FRIENDS, FAMILY, NEIGHBOR'S, HIS COMMUNITY, HIS MILITARY FAMILY OF BROTHERS AND SISTERS. ALL WILL NEVER FORGET SPECIAL MOMENTS SHARED WITH DONALD. HE WILL NEVER EVER BE FORGOTTEN. I REMEMBER HIM TODAY; TO THANK HIM FOR SERVING OUR GREAT COUNTRY. FOR BEING A MILITARY BROTHER TO OUR SON. ONLY WISH BOTH HAD KNEW ONE ANOTHER. DONALD OF ALL THE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS. IT WAS YOU UNSELFISHLY ANSWERING A CALLING VERY FEW AMERICANS EVER DO. RISKING DAY IN AND DAY OUT EVERYTHING FOR US ALL. DONALD MY PRAYS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. TO YOUR LOVING FAMILY PLEASE REACH OUT TO YOUR COMMUNITY AND POLITICAL LEADERS. REQUEST A STREET BE NAMED IN DONALD'S HONOR. SO NO ONE IN HIS COMMUNITY WILL EVER FORGET HIS SERVICE TO HIS COMMUNITY, COUNTY, STATE AND COUNTRY. IT IS THE EVERY LEAST THE COMMUNITY CAN DO FOR DONALD. DONALD YOU HAD BEEN MY COMFORT NEVER TO WORRY ABOUT MY SON. FOR I KNEW HE SERVED WITH MEN LIKE YOU DONALD. GOD BLESS! LWAHL1@SEARS.COM"
leonard t. wahl of VALLEY STREAM NY

"Thank you Donald Furman, 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. Donald Furman:
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 Donald 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. Donald Furman:
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 Donald, 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