Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. 1st Class Casey E. Howe

32, of Philadelphia, New York.
Howe died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained near Ar Rustimayah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 314th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 78th Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on September 26, 2005.

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"I know your looking down on our daughter but watch over her alittle more during this time of her going off and being independent..love and miss you"
Stephenie Nace of Derry PA USA

"Still think of you often!"

"I'm very proud to call you my cousin. Your thought of and spoke of all the time. But today especially
All gave some, but you gave all. Today is Memorial Day. The day to honor you cuz.
Rest in peace. We all love and miss you"
Wes stacy of Corsicana, Teaxas USA

"Hey Chief! I was thinking about you today. It has been 11 years since you left. I Miss you very much!"
Luis Avalos of Temple, Texas

"Thinking of you today and every day.. Ten years as been to long without you.. Love and miss you"

"I think of you often, but today being Memorial Day 2015, I just wanted to say a special Thank you for the sacrifice you made for this country. Your mom and I talk about you often. You'll never be forgotten cuz. We miss you and love you."
Wes stacy of Corsicana , Texas , USA

"It's Memorial Day weekend 2015. Ironically, the Army officially retired me, effective today. Reading about your plans when you retired and the things you, your Dad and the rest of your family wanted to do in the future makes me feel really fortunate, yet somewhat guilty. I feel fortunate to have known you for the short time I served with you. I relive that day often. One things for sure, you had many people who admired and and loved you. In that respect, you had a rich, if short life. I can make two promises. 1) I live everyday in the fullest, since I had the gift to return home safe, I owe that to you and the others who never came home. 2) I will never forget you or your family, for the sacrifice you all made. IF I could, I would reach out personally to each of your family members. I hope this reaches some of those who love and miss you. I think of you all often."
First Sergeant (RET) Martin F. Swirko of Manchester, NH

"Hey Sfc was thinking about going on a run tomorrow moring and thought of u smoking like a chimney and out running everyone! We miss u!"
Charles Anderson of la

"Nine years ago today the world lost a great man.. I will never forget you Casey, you are with me always.."

"Hard to beleive its been almost 9 years. You are never forgotten."

"Casey,
Not a day goes by that I don't think of u. Happy birthday..I'm proud to be the mother of ur children..u are in my heart always love you"
stephenie nace of Derry PA

"Son today is your birthday you would of been 41 years old. I miss you every day wendy an i were just talking about you yesterday. miss you son love mom"
cindy howe of Harrison Mich

"Casey just want to let you know how much you are missed. you gave all so we could have our freedom.i miss you everyday wish you were here love you Mom"
cindy howe of Harrison Mich

"With today being Memorial Day , I wanted to tell you how proud I am to be your cousin. I think about you all the time . I'm a better person for have known you. I love and miss you cuz. Hug my mom an dad for me"
Wesley stacy of Corsicana,Texas

"Thinking about you today and can't thank you enough for your sacrifice for my family and every one else.. You are and always will be a true hero.. Love and miss you deeply.."

"George if you read this you can send the cd to 4971 westwood dr Harrison mi 48625 to his mom and dad im sure casey would love for them to have them,he loved his family , he was very close to his mother. Thank you hope they get thier"
kim of caro mi 48723

"Casey, not sure why but u crossed my thoughts today. Remembering our gang of friends and all the fun times we had as young people in TX. I'm glad to have known you."
Melissa of Bayard ia

"Casey Eight years have gone by and it seems like it was yesterday.I think of you every day and all threw out the day.I love and miss you very much wish I could hug you right now. One day we will be together again love you with all my heart Mom"
cindy howe of harrison mi

"Casey,
It has been eight long yrs everyone that loves you as had to be without you, please know that not a day goes by that you are not loved and missed more then imaginable.. I will love you always!!"

"Casey today is your birthday a big 40 . Just wanted to let you know how much we love and miss you . I think about you everyday and talk about the things you did we have a lot of good memories with you , just wish you were here to share them with us, but one day I will be with you,,until then I love and miss you love Mom"
cindy of harrison

"To Casey Howe and Casey's family and friends-
As memorial Day 2013 approaches, I wanted you all to know that you are still in my thoughts. Very rare is the day that goes by when I don't think of you all. I promised I would never forget, not will I let the world around me forget the sacrifice you and your family made that day, and still live with. You have all my respect and well wishes-1SG (Ret)Martin Swirko-Manchester NH."
Martin Swirko of Manchester, NH

"Mothers day today and was thinking about you, miss you Love MOM"
CINDY of HARRISON MI

"Merry Christmas, love and miss ya with all my heart!!"

"Merry Christmas Casey another year has gone bye since you went away. We all miss you and love you very much. You will never be forgoten .Love you Mom and Dad"
cindy howe of harrison mi

"Thank you Casey for all you have done for your country, and family i miss you and love you with all my heart, love mom"
cindy howe of port huron

"Casey thinking of you today, as always, miss and love you its been 7 years but you are always with us in out hearts, love you mom, dad"
cindy howe of Port Huron M

"Casey,
Seven years seems like a life time without you, please know that you are deeply loved and missed by all that have had the honor of knowing you! Love you forever and always"

"Hey Casey, I really miss you man! Its been 7 years that you left us and it feels like yesterday you were teaching me how to become a better Soldier. One day I will see you again. Save me a nice spot up there.. I Love you and Miss You!"
SSG Luis Avalos of Lawton, Ok

"Happy Birthday Casey.We all miss and love you. Would do anything to have you here. Love you Mom"
cindy howe of Port Huron Mich

"Hello: Rick and Cindy
This is the first time I have been on this sight.
I know it has been awhile since the loss of your son "Casey". I can just remember meeting him in the old days. Quite awhile back.
So sorry for your loss.
Take care,
Steve Heckler"
Steve Heckler of Eaton Rapids, MI

"Casey this is my first time on the site but I thought I'd tell you that i miss you and love you we all do wish you we still here"
jacob howe of port huron MI

"CASEY HAPPY NEW YEARS, Love you Mom and Dad"
cindy howe of Port Huron Mich

"Casey today is veterans day just wanted to let you know how proud i am of you for everything you have done. I miss you EACH AND EVERY DAY just wish i would open my door and you were their. I love you Casey Mom"
cindy howe of Port Huron Mi

"to the family of SFC Howe. i am sorry for your loss. although i may not have known Casey personally, i feel i have a connection with him and the family. i along with MSG Healy, USA, (RET) were tasked to relocate and rededicate the memorial the 174th had on ft. drum. it has only moved location and still is on ft. drum, ny. MSG Healy knew Casey and served with him. he only said good things about this american hero. i have a cd to give to the family as i am having a very difficult time locating the widow of Casey and his kids. is there anyway i can contact you and send several cd's to the family? please let me know. thank you."
george of philadelphia, ny

"Casey it has been 6 years since you where taken from everyone that loves and needs you... Please know that not a day goes by that you are not thought of with love and gratitude for what you have done for this country and for myself.. I am very proud of you and I miss you so much!!

Love always your wife,"
Angela Howe

"Casey, just wanted to wish you a happy birthday. I wish there was a way to talk to you just one more time. I am blessed to of had your only children. thank you, you are my hero. I love an miss you so much"
stephenie nace of derry pennsylvania

"Casey, I just want you to know I am trying to do my best with your only two children. Jd promised u he would raise Jaymie an Brittney the best of his ability grant it has been a challenge but so far so good. Brittney is the most beautiful girl in the world. She plays basketball an track. Jaymie is very handsome he's playing football, basketball, an track. They are very well taking care of. I am blessed to of had your children. Not a day goes by that I'm not telling them memories about u. I think of u all the time. Love an miss you so much"
stephenie nace of derry Pennsylvania

"Happy fourth of july casey , MISS and love you MOM"
CINDY HOWE of Port Huron Mich

"Sergeant Howe, I just wanted to let you and all of your family know that on this Memorial Day, 2011, I do know and will always remember the great sacrifice that you and all your family members have made for the rest of us. I will make sure that those around me will never forget any of you."
1SG Martin Swirko of Manchester, NH

"Merry Christmas Casey, wishing you were here."
Ricky, Amy and the boys of P.H.

"Son I wanted to let you know we all miss and love you. Wish you were here Thank you son for everything you have done.
Merry Christmas son you are on my tree.I love you.
Mom"
cindy of Port Huron Mich

"Happy Turkey Day Casey. we love and miss you. you are always in our hearts. wish you were here."
mom dad ricky amy chris and jacob of ph

"Casey I know its taken me along time to visit your site. I miss you so much. I tell the kids stories about you on a regualar basis. Its really hard and hurts even after 5 years your always in my heart I love you always"
stephenie

"Casey I think of you always i'm am thankful of all you've done for our country also thankful for 2 wonderful kids we made. Me an jd promised you to raised them to the best of our ability an I have to say jaymie and brittney are wonderful kids I couldn't ask for better children including james. Just wanted to let you know your always in my heart love an miss you"
stephenie of derry pa

"Casey today is veterans day.I just wanted you to know we all are so proud of you for all you have done for our country.As well as all the men and women who are still on active duty-for your service to our nation.I sulate you.Son i love and miss you everyday love you"
Mom and Dad of Port Huron Mich

"Casey
Its been 5 years today that you were taken away. We all love and miss you. you are always in my heart i love you. Wendy also said to tell you she loves and missed you also

Love you
Mom and Dad"
Cindy Howe of Port Huron Mich

"It has been 5 years since you have been gone and I miss you and love you just like it was yesterday. You are on my mind and in my heart always..

Love always,
Angela"
Angela Howe

"Casey
Happy birthday thinking of you as always. WE all love and miss you everyday.
Love you Mom AND Dad"
Cindy of Port Huron Mich

"happy birthday!zach and i are thinking about you every day. you are missed greatly and loved dearly!hope your having a huge party up there today we will be sending you wishes throughout the night.we love you and miss you very much!!"
brent of Port Huron Mi

"hi daddy im going to see grandma and grandpa in a little cant wait put jaymie cant come any more cause he has football too bad for him its great up there with them wish u could be there"
brittney howe

"Casey i miss and love you everyday that pases by.I will be getting Jaymie and Brittney soon for a couple of weeks. Cant wait miss them wish you were here with us .I love you casey Mom"
Mom of Port Huron Mi

"hi dad its Britt i wished grandma a happy birthday i am going to visit her from July 15 to august 6th i am going to have so much fun down there well i miss ya and i love ya"
brittney howe of derry pa united states

"I just want you to know... you are remembered!"

"I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and to let you know that I Love and miss you and sure wish you where here.

Love always your wife"
angela howe

"Not a day goes by that you are not missed. Love you Bro."
Ricky & Amy

"Casey my love it has been 4 lonely yrs. without you. I think of you ever day and only wish that I could hold you in my arms again. Just thinking of you brings tears to my eyes and no matter what you will always have my heart. You are the greatest husband,father, son, brother and solider I have ever meet. They say no one is perfect but they must not of had the honor of meeting you. You are perfect in every way and always will be. Please know that you are always on mind and in my heart.

Your loving wife,
Angela"
angela howe

"SFC Howe, I just wanted to say thank you for making me the Soldier I am today. I just wanted to tell you that I wear a bracelet that has your name on it everyday since you left us. We love you and miss you alot. I know that you will be looking over us wherever you are. Thanks Chief."
SSG Avalos of Fort Lewis, WA

"My Loving Husband,

How I miss you and it has not gotten easier. We may have not been together for very long but the
time that we shared was like a lifetime of happiness
for me. You truly are the most wonderful man I
have ever meet. I sure wish you were here to give
me that love and support that I so need right now.
I know that you are still with me but it's hard when
I can't hear your voice or see that handsome smile
of yours. Please know that you have always had my
heart and you will until the day that I die. I love you more and more each day.



Your forever loving wife,
Angela"
of New York

"Hey Cousin was just thinkign about you and wanted to let you know i miss you and think about you often. God Bless you Casey"
wesely of Dallas, Texas

"To my loving brother.I miss you and wish you were here.This time of year is hard on us all.Time doesn't heal a broken heart and it doesn't get any better,like people say.We think about you every day and the pain is always there.If you were here I would wish you Happy Holiday's,but your not and or Holiday's aren't very happy without you.I LOVE YOU DEARLY BROTHER."
Wendy LaBlanc

"To the Howe family, my condolences on the loss of a great man and true hero. I served with Casey years ago at Fort Riley as he helped to train a young butter bar how to lead Soldiers. He was a consummate professional again my deepest sympathies on your loss and to Casey, I'll see you on the high ground!"
Dave Haynes of Fort Leavenworth, KS

"hello to the howe family i am sorry for your loss i am also a howe from new jersey all my uncles are from new york state maybe we are related my fathers name was charles my uncles names are john,paul,delbert and harold i tried to contact but the wife said that my uncles did not want to have anything to do with us we missed places a number to call and i gave tem my nummber and they never called it's a heartbreaking when you have family you want to know and they refuse you my email address is cathyc82041@aol.com"
cathy howe of hammonton,nj

"Just wanted to say to the Howe family that Casey touched alot of lives. Casey used to live down the road from me in Deford and was just the nicest person. He always treated me like a little sister. I don't know if he could ever know how many lives he has touched. I am just so glad that I had the privelage to know him. My heart goes out to your family."
Nicole Putman of Argyle, MI

"My Dearest Husband,

I just wanted to say Happy birthday and I love and miss you so very much . How I wish you where here to enjoy it with your family. Please my love know that there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you and long to hold you in my arms. You will be in my heart and soul forever.

Your loving wife,
Angela Howe"
Angela Howe of New York

"Happy Birthday Casey"

"August 3, 2008
To the family of Sgt. 1st Class Casey E. Howe:
Casey 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

"Cousin,
Today is a day that every person in this country should think of you and all your fallen brothers. Even though i think about you so often, today the Fourth of July is a extra special day to think of you. I want you to know you are a real HERO. And saying "Thank You" really isn't enough. But I luv you cousin and you'll never be forgotten. All gave some, But some gave All. And you gave it all Casey. Today is your day. Happy Fourth of July Casey.
I luv you and miss you. God Bless you and tell Mom and Dad Hello for me."
Cousin Wesley of Dallas, Texas

"May God bless this entire family. It is so wonderful and a very courageous thing that this guy has done for all of us. I pray he will always be remembered in a very special way. May God Bless America Always!!!"
Hilda Allen of Tompkinsville, Ky, USA

"Hello,Brother
Not a day goe's by that I don't think about you!!!!You are alway's on my mind and in my heart.I have you'r picture's around my house,and every time I look at you I get that hurt feeling in my heart,that will NEVER EVER go away.I MISS YOU AND I LOVE YOU! I wish I could have tould you how much you meen to me,but you never think abou't what you should tell someone untill it's to late.I wish we could have spent more time together doing the crazy stuff we used to do when we were in high school,but when you grow up you have responsibilitie's to think abou't and with a career like your's it's hard to do.I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU DEARLY.LOVE YOU'R SISTER WENDY TO EVERYONE WHO HAS WROTE CASEY THANK YOU FOR YOU'R SUPPORT IT MEAN'S ALOT TO OUR FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Wendy LaBlanc of Caro.MI

"I did not know Casey but because of men like him, my family is better off today. Thank you Casey! And thanks to Casey's family for supporting him. A true Amercian hero."
JC of CT, USA

"Casey, just to let you know that you're not forgotten on this memorial day. Rest in peace brother."
mac of alabama

"My Loving Husband,

It has been 3 yrs to the day that we where married and you made me the happiest woman in the
world. Casey I am so blessed to be able to say that
I married the greatest man in the world. There is
not a day that goes by that I do not think of you
and wish that I could give you a hug and kiss and
tell you that I love you. I only wish I would of left
with you so long ago and we would of had so many
yrs. of wonderful memories. Please know that I love you with my whole heart and soul, I always have and I always will. Thank you for making me your wife.

Your forever loving wife"
Angela Howe of New York

"MRS. Howe, My heart goes out to you and your family. I served with Casey in Salmon Pak Iraq. He talked of you and his daughters often. We used to eat dinner together when we returned to the FOB. That day we lost Casey and two other comrades will be forever etched in my mind. I hope and pray that somehow you can find peace. Casey was a true American hero.""
SFC Frank Swirko of Manchester, NH

"Its hard to beleive you have been gone over two years now. We miss you so much. You are always on my mind. I know Jaymie and Brittany miss you so much. It breaks my heart when Jaymie talks about you. They miss their dad!"

"I served with Casey in Iraq. When he arrived I immediately liked him and felt very comfortable working with him in a very dangerous environment. Casey talked about his wife and children often, it was apparent to me they were the greatest joy in his life. Casey was a fine NCO, courageous soldier and wonderful man. I think about him every day. I will never forget him. I will never forget the sacrifice his family has made."
1SG Martin Swirko of Manchester, NH

"Angela,

My heart goes out to you and your family. I served with Casey in Salmon Pak Iraq. He talked of you and his daughters often. We used to eat dinner together when we returned to the FOB. That day we lost Casey and two other comrades will be forever etched in my mind. I hope and pray that somehow you can find peace. Casey was a true American hero."
FS of Manchester, NH

"You know it has been 2 yrs. today that you where taken from me and your family and this is the hardest thing that I have ever had to do. I found this online for you and thought it sums up just how I feel.

A million times I've needed you
A million times I've cried
If love could have saved you dear
You never would have died
Things we feel so deeply
Are the hardest things to say
My dearest Casey I love you
In a very speacial way
If I could have one lifetime wish
One dream that could come true
I'd pray to God with all my heart
For yesterday and you.

I miss you so much Casey and still pray to God that this is just a nightmare and I'll soon wake up. Please know that you will forever have my heart and soul.

Your forever loving wife,
Angela"
angela howe

"Just wanted to send my wishes out to the family. Not a day goes bye i still dont think of casey. And i always have to catch myself from trying to call him and see what is going on. I miss him so much and I am sure everyone does. I hope he knows how big of a impression he left down here on everyone. Miss you always casey"
SSG Robb of san antonio tx

"I just wanted to say Thank you to everyone who has left a message honoring my husband. It touches my heart to see you honor my husband. Again Thank you All.

My Dearest Husband.

Happy Birthday! I just wanted you to know that the girls and I had cake and ice cream and we bought you another elephant. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you and wish you where here. Life has changed so much and there are times when I need you more then every but I know we will be together soon. You have and always will have my whole heart and soul. I miss you so very much.

Your loving wife"
Angela Howe

"Happy Birthday wish you were here"

"To the Howe Family,
I didnt get to know Casey all that well but he was always smiling and always nice to talk with. The hollow feeling I had when we heard the news and while waiting for them to come in still comes and goes at times and I know it cant compare to your feelings. for the short time I knew him He was a great man and a great soldier."
Doc Perkins of 3rd POB SPTT now in Springfield IL

"TO THE HOWE FAMILY,
JUST WANTED TO LET YOU GUYS KNOW THAT I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN CASEY,EVERY NOW AND THEN HE POPS INTO MY MIND, USUALLY AT THE WIERDEST TIMES, IAM HERE IN IRAQ AGAIN, AND IAM NOT TO FAR AWAY WHERE CASEY WAS KILLED, JUST SO YOU KNOW WHEN I GO ON FOB RASTIMYA, I ALWAYS SAY A SIELENT PRAYER FOR CASEY, TAKE CARE BROTHER"
SSG DAVID EARP of FOB LOYAITY IRAQ

"My sympathies to your friends and family . God bless all those overseas and my prayers are with each one till each one comes home safely."
Angela Howe of Calgary Canada

"Miss you SFC Howe. You were one of the best leaders out there, always putting others before yourself and knowing how to get the job done. K-State posted flags for all fallen soldiers around the quad. Took me a few hours but I finally found yours. Your missed."
Doc of Manhattan KS

"To the family of:Casey E. Howe 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"

"Casey- Packineau, Robbins and I think and talk of you often! We miss you! I talk to Stephanie and check on the kids from time to time. We love you!"
Dennis Viereck of Scappoose, OR

"hey brother, just wanted to let you know we still miss you and will never forget you!!"
JM of ALABAMA

"Over the past year I have checked into this site.....a lot. It is so good to know that Casey touched so many people's lives whether they knew him or not. We love you and miss you Casey everyday, and are so proud of you for being the man you were."
Rick & Amy of Port Huron

"My loving husband,
Casey it has been 1 yr. since I got that knock on the door that destroyed our lives and I have not stopped thinking of you or wishing that you where by my side. I wrote this poem for you...

I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new
I thought about you yesterday and days before that too
I think of you in silence, I often speak your name
All I have now are memorizes and your picture in a frame
Your memory is my keepsake which I'll never part
God has you in his keeping, but I have you forever in my heart...

I want you to know my love that I think of you every day and I thank God for letting me love you every day. I miss you so very much and I will see you soon.

Love always your forever loving wife,
Angela Howe"
Angela Howe of New York

"To All
I spent the better part of three years hanging with and being apart of the Howe family while we were stationed in Hawaii. I was a single soldier and his family was mine, So he made me feel. To tell the closeness I had with him and his family would take for ever but I will say this. I was there when he was engaged, hitched, birth, and baptism of his first child . I checked on his family while he was in PLDC and made sure they were safe. But most of all I have woke up on his couch many times not recalling how I got there(haha) but always knowing if I as out with the Howe’s I need not worry about getting home safe. Saying this, I am not special but just one of many single soldiers that Casey took care of like brothers reared in the same dwelling.
I have picture of (at the time) Cpl Howe laying in the woods at FT. Polk JRTC on a medic litter with a manual in his hands ruck under his head and a huge grin on his face while looking back at me over his shoulder. The picture was taken to prove you can’t trust the FDC. You see I was up for about two days and while on patrol I “acquired” and hide the litter to sleep on when they call for down time(a luxury to any one in the know).
Making my way to the litter I started to laugh when I heard his voice say “You taka my couch, I taka you litter” in a god father kinda accent. My point is he always could make you laugh even when it was the last thing you wanted to do. He touch the hearts of many. The kindest man I ever knew.
Freedom lost a Hero but his Memory will never be forgotten.
God bless him and his family, keep them safe and his memory strong.
You will find him at the right hand of the almighty(or in his rack)."
SSG Luther G. Lewis of Newnan, GA

"To the Howe family, I did not know Casey but am a good friend of his Uncle Freds. Fred has always spoken highly of Casey and I know he is missed by MANY MANY people who knew and loved him. May god be with you all."
Bob Galvin of Port Huron, Mi

"A year ago today we where married and that is when I became the luckiest woman in the world. Honey, I want you to know that I could never thank you enough for choosing me as your wife and making all my dreams come true. You are such a wonderful gift that I wonder how I got so lucky. Please know that you have and will always have my heart and I'll always be proud of the man that you are. I got you a elephant waterfountain for our anniversiary. For now my love know that I could never in this life express what you mean to me.

Your forever loving wife,
Angela Howe"
angela howe of new york

"my name is Cassidy and i am a volunteer for the Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run. We are a group of people that have built a memorial wall in Marsielles Illinois for all the fallen soldiers in Mideast conflicts since Beriut. Your loved one's name will be permenently added to this wall. For any further information visit our website www.ilfreedomrun.org please e-mail me at me1196@aol.com to let me know that you have recived this message. If you decide to come to this memorial on June 19th, 2006, you will recieve VIP seating and treatment for the cermonies that day. ALL OUR WELCOMING TO HONOR OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS
**Cassidy"
Cassidy of Brookfield/ILL/red,white,blue

"Today I found out about the sad news of Casey. I was stationed with him and MSG Tuliau at Schofield Barracks, HI. He was a proud individual and great person to work around. He will be missed but never forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family."
Jason McCormick of Birmingham, Al

"My prayers go out to all who were close to Casey Howe.

I was deeply saddened when I got the e mail and then heard it on the radio the following day.

I met Casey while attending Suomi College up in the U P. We both went the first year and then he joined the service the following year. He was a sweet guy. It's been years since I've seen or spoken to him, or even his family. He will always be remembered.

I remember when Casey first went in and came home on leave, we were driving in the car. Casey flipped through the radio stations and I would start singing along with the songs....I still remember him saying...."Is there a song you don't know?"

CASEY, YOU WILL BE MISSED and my prayeres go out to you all."
Roxanne of Center Line, Michigan

"To the family of casey,I'm so sorry for your lose.I pray it will get easier for you.I know I hurt over this every single day,so I can't imagine what you all must be going through. Casey you were such a good funny sweet person I'll never forget you or any thing about you. you will be thought of everyday of our lives.we will always have your spirit with us. my god bless and take care of you and your family forever. I love you."
Brooke Baker of Blountsville AL-States

"Casey we are praying for your wife, children, parents, and loved ones. Thank you for the gift you gave for others to have freedom, for your bravery, and for being an American we can all be proud of. May God's love, peace, and strength cover your family always."
William and Suzanne Mathews of Dallas, TX

"TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF CASEY,
I HAD THE GREAT PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH CASEY,WHILE HE WAS HERE IN A BTRY 1/6 FA,NOT ONLY WAS HE A GREAT PERSON BUT ALSO A GREAT SOLDIER,IT JUST SEEMS LIKE YESTURDAY THAT WE WERE LAUGHING OR JOKEING ABOUT SOMETHING,THAT WAS THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT CASEY WAS AND THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I WILL MISS ABOUT HIM.THANK YOU CASEY FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE NOT ONLY FOR ME BUT ALSO FOR YOUR FAMILY AND FOR YOUR COUNTRY.GOD BLESS U CASEY."
SGT DAVID EARP of BAMBERG,GERMANY

"Thank You Casey E. Howe for all you have done in protecting others, for serving our country, for believing in the cause of making our world a safer place for future generations.Please have your heavenly spirit shine down on those who miss you to give them comfort and guidance.For you are truely a great man, a great soldier, and a great hero.
To all those who love Casey E. Howe know our prayers and thoughts are wth you always."
Chris, Julie, Ashley, and Christopher Beaver of Racine, WI

"Son you are truly missed. We love you and are trying to do what you asked of us.We know that you are here with us every day. We will see you soon. Love Mom and Dad"
Richard E. Howe of Pt. Huron, Mi. U.S.A.

"Casey,
The days go past and I still find myself wanting to call you. To tell you everything going on, to hear your voice. I do not think this will ever get any easier but I love you and your promises will be fulfilled. We stood together for so long and will again, brothers forever."
George A. Parker of Ft. Riley, Ks.

"This is for my loving husband Casey E. Howe. Honey, how I miss and love you so very much and that will never change.I'm trying so very hard to do things like you would want them done and I hope that I'm doing alright. I want you to know that you will always have my heart and soul and that I promise will never change. When I told you that you where my American Hero that was true no matter what you did and I will always be proud of you for you are my one and only. To marry you was my dream come true and thank you so much for giving me such a blessing.
Love always and forever
your loving wife,
Angela"
Angela Howe of Philadelphia, New York

"Casey I know you are in heaven taking care of as many people as you did down here. Gracing them every day with your warming smile and friendly laugh. It was my greatest honor to have served all those years with you. And your impression will be left on this earth for many years to come. To all his friends and family, I know there is nothing I could ever say to console your grieving but my deepest feelings go out to you in this hard time. If there is ever anything I could do. All you would have to do is ask. Casey was the greatest friend someone could have and I will never forget him. I am sorry for your loss. To all of casey's family thank you of letting me be apart of the service it was my honor to be able to pay my respect to one of the greatest Non Commisioned Officers and best friens the world has ever seen. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. God bless all of you."
SSG Shawn G. Robb of San Antonio, Tx.

"May God wrap his loving arms around you and keep you close to his heart. Know that we love you and support you."
Janet of Tennessee

"I led a large number of officers and enlisted Air Force in a heartfelt ceremony honoring you as your remains were loaded onto a C-130 for transport home. We thanked God for your life and service. We prayed for all those who mourn your loss. It was a deeply sincere moment for all involved.
- God's grace to you and yours"
Cody Broussard, Chaplain USAF of Sather Air Base, Baghdad

"Rick, Cindy, and family. I wish there was something I could say or do that would take away some of the sorrow I know you're feeling. I don't believe I ever met Casey but from what I hear from others he was a wonderful person. Just reading some of the notes left on this site show how much he was loved - even by those not knowing him personally but only as a soldier of the United States. Take pride in the man that he was, the fact that he choose to serve his country, and take comfort that others will remember him and you in our prayers. I have the utmost respect and admiration for all service men & women and the sacrifices they make for our country."
Deb Schlaud (Todd's other sis) of North Branch, MI USA

"God Bless This fallen hero and may God Bless & comfort his family during this time of lose! Thank Casey for giving the greatest gift so me and my family can live FREE! God Bless America

David Beaddy/Braddyphoto"
David Braddy of Savannah Georgia

"Casey, along with all our fallen soilders will be in my heart forver. God Bless Casey's family...I can't imagine the heartache you are going through right now, but from the bottom of my heart, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless,
Michelle"
Michelle of Tupelo, Mississippi, USA

"To the family and friends of Casey, My heart aches for your suffering and your loss. Be proud of Casey for he is truly a HERO. GOD bless."
Linda of Crittenden, Ky.

"Rick, Cindy and family,
I am so deeply sorry to hear of your loss. I do remember Casey--though it has been years. I hope you can take some comfort in this website and the words for Casey. He truly is a hero. You will be in my thoughts and prayers."
Shawne Kelly(Todd's sis) of Denton, TX

"Casey was one of the good ol' boys. I've had the chance to have a lot of fun with him throughout the years. From the time I went to Ft Hood and picked him up a couple of times to go out and uproot the town to the times when we were kids playing hide and seek in the middle of the night. He dated my best friend years ago...what an experience! :-) I was lucky enough to have a dance with him at my wedding which I believe is on tape and his sister Wendy was one of my brides maids...wow the memories I have I will treasure forever. I will miss you and I can't wait to see you again. All my love, your cousin Rachelle"
Rachelle M. of Krum, TX/USA

"Rick, Cindy and family,

I am so deeply sorry to hear of your loss. I do remember Casey although it has been years. You have every right to be so very proud of what he was doing for this country. I know that is not much comfort to you at this time though. I am again, deeply sorry. You are in my prayers!"
Shawne Kelly (Todd's sis) of Denton, Tx

"To the family of Casey Howe, you may not remember us but we remember your son. Casey had dated our daughter, Trishia in the early 1990's when he was in Lewisville, Texas. We are proud to have known him and your extended family the Kelly's. His commitment was great and his and your sacrifice supreme. He will be missed and always thought of as "One who made a differance"."
Bruce and Linda Swanberg of Tucson, Arizona

"TO THE HOWE FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. OUR HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH CASEY AND YOUR FAMILY. ALL THIS IS VERY DIFFUCULT AND PAINFUL. OUR FAMILY ENDURED LOSING OUR SON LAST YEAR. AN THE TEARS STILL FLOE DOWN MY CHEEKS. WITH, GREGORY, OUR OTHER FALLEN AND WITH CASEY TODAY. CASEY YOU ARE ONE SPECIAL INDIVDIDUAL AS A PERSON, MAN, FAMILY MAN, SOLDIER AND A LEADER! YOU HAVE TOUCHED SO MANY LIVE'S. THAT YOU WILL NEVER EVER BE FORGOTTEN CASEY. AS YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER! TO ALL THOSE YOU HOLD AND SHARED VERY PRECIOUS MEMORIES TOGETHER. THAT IS EVELASTING TO THEM! AN YOU ARE WITH US STILL. CASEY IT IS ALSO TRUE! YOU ARE AN AMERICAN HERO! ONE THAT GAVE LEADERSHIP TO YOUR SOLDIER'S. EACH ONE KNEW YOU AS A LEADER, ITH HARDNESS, KINDNESS, GUIDANCE, UNDERSTANDING, CARING, LOVING AND A SHOULDER TO LEAN ON TO! YOUR SOLDIERS WILL ALWAYS HOLD YOU IN THEIR HEARTS. THOSE HOME AND THOSE STILL IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. OUR SON SGT GREGORY L. WAHL SERVED AT FORT DRUM OVER SIX YEARS. NO SURE NEITHER OF YOU KNEW ONE ANOTHER. NOT REALLY THE POINT, POINT IS YOU BOTH ARE AS WITH ALL THOSE YOU SERVEALONG SIDE WITH BROTHER'S AND SISTER'S. TO WATCH OVER ONE ANOTHER. I REALIZE ALL THIS IS HARD ON YOUR FAMILY. OUR FAMILY, HEARTS AND PRAYS ARE WITH YOU CASEY AND YOUR FAMILY! TO YOUR FAMILY, CASEY DESERVE'S TO BE HONORED. REACH OUT TO YOUR POLITICAL LEADERS IN YOUR HOME COMMUNITY. REQUEST A STREET BE NAMED AFTER CASEY! TO OFTEN WE DO NOT HONOR OUR FALLEN UNTIL YEARS AFTER A CONFLICT AND WAR. TODAY WE ARE HONORING THOSE FROM WWI, WWII, KOREAN, AND OTHERS. CASEY MUST ALWAYS BE FRESH IN THE MINDS OF HIS COMMUNITY. SO THAT ALL HE SCARIFICED FOR US ALL AS AMERICANS! CASEY GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

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

"Thank you Casey Howe, 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. 1st Class Casey Howe:
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 Casey 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. 1st Class Casey Howe:
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 Casey, 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