Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. David J. Goldberg

20, of Layton, Utah.
Goldberg died of a non-combat related injury in Qayyarah, Iraq. He was assigned to C Company, 52nd Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), U.S. Army Reserve, 43rd Area Support Group, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on November 26, 2003.

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"To the family of:David J. Goldberg
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""

"David, All the memories I have of you are great ones, except for one... My heart broke that morning in November, seeing you like that. I am certain that not a week has gone by that I haven't thought about you and the whole situation that a few of us found ourselves in. I cannot forgive or forget the advice that I gave you, if I could take it back I would. None of what we went through was right. What you were going through wasn't right, the morning you died I became ashamed of myself, I failed you as an NCO and I am truely sorry, more than I could possibly put into words. To your family and your wife I would like to say that David was a unique man who so easily made us laugh, I had many talks with him, he was always so curious and questioning. I am so sorry for your loss. David will always be in my heart and memories. God Bless"
Kelley Hughes of Spokane, WA

"Thank You."
Doug Larson of Lehi Utah

"I think about all the crazy stuff we used to do in that heat to say sharp. thinking of you always my brother, my friend."
Sgt.Blue of new brunswick, new jersey

"To David's family and friends,
My name it Kelly (Tyrrell) Zitelman and my younger brother PFC Scott Tyrrell also died "from injuries sustained in Iraq during a non-combat related incident" in 2003. He was near an amunitions hold when it exploded on Nov. 14th and died from his injuries on Nov. 20th at Ft. Sam Houstin, TX.
It has been just over 6 years...and I just wanted you to know that yours, as well as mine have not been forgotten. I want to thank you for the sacrifice that, not only he, but all of you also gave! I hope that you are able to keep David's memory alive but have also learned to live with the pain of him being gone. Please know that I will be thinking of all of you and that if any of you ever need to talk with someone "that truely understands"...you can reach me at zitelmanzoo@yahoo.com
Kelly :)"
Kelly Zitelman (sister of a fellow fallen HERO) of Dixon, IL

"”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 the hero’s Mother, Father and/or spouse. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,850 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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Sincerely and Respectfully,
Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"David, I miss you so much! I remember the last time i got to hang out with you! You changed my life! I knew then what it meant to truly love a friend! I miss you so much! I came across a picture of you kissing debbie! Haha those where the best times i still can't believe you ate 5 burritos just for one kiss!You made our lives in Springfield so much fun! Since you have passed there's not a day that goes by that i don't think of you! Thanks for being a friend, brother, and soldier! You know what i bet you made all those people over there in Iraq feel the wrath of Goldberg."
Joel Woodward of Danville, IL

"David...I miss you so much. I think about you in everything I do. Even though you are gone, you still continue to give me blessings. Life will never be the same without you but I truly believe that you are where you wanted to be. God bless you."
Tina Limon of Colorado

"I helped David learn to drive a staright shift car in the streets of Germany. and also served with him in 535th En Co CSE. Great Guy, Great Friend."
Damon Lyall of Tn

"November 12, 2008
To the family of Spc. David J. Goldberg:
David 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV


This message is for you, I think of you everyday, I rember you when you got to Ft Carson, when we flew to Iraq, when we convoyed to Iraq. I know I was there with you. November and ThanksGivings are still hard. God Bless you and let rest you in peace"
SGT MTZ of New Mexico

"I stumbled upon this web site and was humbled to find that my namesake was among the listed here. After reading the comments left by others, it is apparent that I have alot to look up to in the "other" David Goldberg."
David G. Goldberg of Long Island, NY

"God Bless you David. I honor your memory and your sacrifice, and it humbles me."
Matt Hernando of Baton Rouge, LA

"I knew Dave in High school, we were both members of the Chess Club. I want Dave to know that even though I had only seen him once since then, his passing still pained me, and his other friends from school. He was a good man and will be missed."
BJ Haun of Layton, UT

"There is not a day that goes by when we do not think of our soliders and there families. Thank you for your bravery and honor to our country."
Jessica of Illinios

"There is not a day that goes by when we do not think of our soliders and there families. Thank you for your bravery and honor to our country."
Jessica of Illinios

"God bless you, and thank you for your service to our country."
James Bohne of Roy, Utah

"David, you have not been forgotten. I have your picture (along with all of your fallen brothers and sisters in arms) in my front yard. Sadly, the number killed in Iraq goes up pretty much every day. Thank you for your service. You continue to touch other lives for the better."
Mike Norton of Layton, Utah

"Your sacrafices will never be forgotten. Thank you for the gift of Freedom. I will honor it in your memory"
P Bell of Macon,Ga


We'll always remember you - you have served your country well. Miss the days in jr. high, and you'll always be remembered."
Marko of Layton, Utah

"Dear David,
You were a great friend while we served in Grafenwheor, Germany. Thank you for sharing your poems, your passion for literature, and your ideas on life and God with me. I am sorry we did not get to talk before you embarked on your journey to Iraq. May the sun always shine on your face my friend. I will miss you."
Jason Terrell of Tempe, AZ

"My name is David too, this passed week i went to New York. I went to march, to march for peace. The group I marched with each carried a sign with the name of someone who has fallen in Iraq. I choose you. I have never been to such a march before, in going i discovered what it is to speak out for what you believe, what it is to feel American. I dont believe in war. I believe that our troops are best supported by working to bring them home to thier familys.I thank you for fighting for freedom for my right to express myself. My you rest in peace."

"Thank You!!! In the history of the United States, you will never Die."
Mitch of Lehi, Utah

"God Bless America...
We Are Still With American Polish And Other Soldiers In Iraq.
Dont Give Up.
We Wont Remember.
Peace For You David. You And All KIA Soldiers Are Heroes"

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

"Thank you"
Lindsey of Cave Creek, AZ

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, David, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Spc. Goldberg:
Thank your for giving yourself so that those of us at home can live freely and safely. There are not enough 'thank yous' for a gift such as this. Rest in peace soldier."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Thank you David Goldberg, 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

"I'm David's grandfather, Jerry Goldberg. David and I were very close. He didn't have to go to Iraq but he volunteered because he felt it was the right thing to do and he wanted to be where the action was. He shall always live in my heart. David I miss you."
Jerry Goldberg of Huntley, IL USA

"Chuck, Dolly, and all of David's family:
I was one of David's teachers at Central Assembly when he was just seven or eight years old. I'll always remember David as a delight. He was so bright and full of ideas and extraordinary promise. When I first learned of David's death in Iraq, I searched the Internet for information. When I entered David's name, the search engine pulled up an article that was entitled something like, "Soldier has wonderful homecoming from Iraq." It was about another soldier named David Goldberg who had made it home safely. But I took comfort from the fact that your David undoubtedly experienced a homecoming that was even more wonderful and glorious when he stepped into the presence of God. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I'll never forget David."
Tammy of Springfield, MO

"To the family and friends of Spc. David Goldberg:
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 David 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 Spc. David Goldberg:
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 David, 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