Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Denis J. Gallardo

22, of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Gallardo died in Tal Afar, Iraq, from a non-combat related illness. He was assigned to the Army's 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on November 22, 2005.

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"I will always love you."
Jacquey of Victoria, BC, Canada

"It was an honor to run for Army Sgt. Denis J. Gallardo at the Run for the Fallen event in Tampa. May god bless your family and thank you Sgt. Denis J. Gallardo for serving our country"
Lisa Cavazos of Tampa FL.

"Sgt G, thank you for being my friend, and an Amazing NCO over in Iraq. I still miss out talks, our horse play, but mostly miss you and how you called like you saw it. Thank you for being in my Life. I am a better man, and was a better soldier. Hope to see on the Fiddler Green Battle!"
Michael of Summerville, SC

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry at times. I understand, in theory only, that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take your families and friends pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3
A hundred times a day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving. - Albert Einstein"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"Today on August 23, 2009, I ran the Run for the Fallen. I didn't exactly know why I was doing the race, other than it was a memorial for those who were lost in the war. When I arrived, they handed me a piece of paper that said "I Run in Memory of: Sgt. Denis J. Gallardo". Then we all proceeded in the opening ceremony, saying the pledge of allegiance and putting our American flags on a board in remembrance. It didn't hit me until after the race was over that I realized I was honoring one of the greatest people in history, someone who I didn't even know who gave their life to make sure I could wake up every morning and not have to worry about my security and freedom. Though I may never feel the pain Sgt. Gallardo's family felt and still does to this day, I was honored to be able to represent him today in the run and I pray that he may never be forgotten in the hearts of every American, along with every other fallen soldier who has done the same for me and this country.

Jesus replied, "You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand."
John 13:7

Though we don't realize now why our loved ones pass away at such unexpected times, I know that they are in a better place and I hope this brings peace to you and everyone else that cares about this great soldier."
Jake of Tampa

"November 10, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Denis J. Gallardo:
Denis 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:Dennis J Gallardo 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"

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

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man give his life for his friends."
Army brother of Carson

"G, whats up dawg. well we're back in carson now. and it doesnt feel the same without you.everytime i look at the supply room i think of you, i dont have my hook up any more. i miss you."
SPC. Jose A. Arroyo of Nashville,TN. USA

"I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the Gallardo family. Denis was a good man and a strong soldier. His presence will be deeply missed."
Santos Ramos of Alvin, Texas

"To the Gallardo Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Your Denis is a true American Hero. Denis will always be rememberd and honored. May God Bless you all and God Bless you Denis."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"To Those I Love and Those Who Love Me

When I am gone, release me, let go.
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears,
be happy that we had so many years.

I gave you my love,
you can only guess how much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
but now it's time I traveled on alone.

So grieve a while for me if you must,
then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part,
so keep the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away, for life goes on.

So if you need me, call, and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near.
And if you listen with your heart,
you'll hear all of my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way,
I'll greet you with a smile, and say,
"WELCOME HOME.
Author Unknown
Gone but not forgotten.
Thank you for sharing your loved one with us,
and for the sacrifice made by you and your family on our behalf.
Proud mom of Lcpl Alex. Currently serving in Iraq"
Patricia of Bishop, CA

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

"Brave Rifles"(3rd ACR Motto)"

"Thank you Denis Gallardo, 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. Denis Gallardo:
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 Denis 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. Denis Gallardo:
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 Denis, 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