Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Joshua U. Humble

21, of Appleton, Maine.
Humble died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division of Fort Drum, New York. Died on February 26, 2006.

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"My brother SPC Kyle Barnes served together in Iraq with Specialist Humble. They were best friends together along with SPC Farr. I am honored of having the privilege of knowing about such a man who gave the ultimate sacrifice so my brother could make it home alive. I am truly grateful for men like SPC Humble."
Marshall of Lufkin Tx

"Sgt Jeff Koehly (Nebr.Air Natl Guard) passed away 11/16/11. I was organizing his military things when I discovered a print out from DoD News dated 11/18/10. It was about the death of Spc Joshua U. Humble on Feb 26, 2006. Sgt Koehly was in Iraq when Spc Humble died. I just wanted the family to know that Sgt Koehly NEVER forgot about the young men that died while he was in Iraq. Just know that Joshua was NOT forgotten. God Bless."
Mary C. Dubois of Omaha, NE/USA

"i found a silver bracelet with name of joshua humble please contact dlabianca@comcast.net"
dee of florida

"February 2, 2009
To the family of Spc. Joshua U. Humble:
Joshua 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

"Josh you will always be missed man. I will never forget our experiances together. You will always be my brother and live on in my mind. As for Josh's fam I am truely sorry for your losses Josh will always be loved and missed by those who know him."
Anthony Seu of grinnell, Ia

"Joshua was a great soldier, smart and brave, I am honored to say I fought with him. I will never forget what happened, I will always bear this pain, and the thought that I could have done more. You will not be forgotten."
SSG Wesley Hunter 1/71 CAV of FT Drum

"Josh was a great guy i'll never forget him best damn gunner in the sandbox, and one thing ive always wanted to say was sorry for splashing that shu'alla meat market water on you man that was pretty gross i swear it was an accident. i miss you man"
Ex- sgt jon bonner

"Fiddler's Green

Half way down the trail to Hell
In a shady, meadow green,
Are the souls of all dead troopers camped
Near a good, old-time canteen,
And this eternal resting place
Is known as Fiddler’s Green.

Marching past, straight through to Hell
The Infantry are seen,
Accompanied by the Engineers,
Artillery, and Marines,
For none but the shades of Cavalrymen
Dismount at Fiddler’s Green.

Though some go curving down the trail
To seek a warmer scene,
No trooper ever gets to Hell
Ere he’s emptied his canteen.
And so rides back to drink again
With friends at Fiddler’s Green.

And so when man and horse go down
Beneath a saber keen,
Or in a roaring charge or fierce melee
You stop a bullet clean,
And the hostiles come to get your scalp
Just empty your canteen,
And put your pistol to your head
And go to Fiddler’s Green.”

The Traditional Cavalryman's Prayer, dedicated to a Soldier that will never be forgotten, sorry I could not do anymore to help you bud.
I blame my self and will never forgive my self.

SSG Hernandez, Ariel of Fort Drum, NY.

"Josh buddy, i will never forget you or the time we spent together. I will always remember sitting in Kuwait on EML before thanksgiving and you asking me marriage advice. I will never forget the look on your face when i told you to get married as well. I am now a better man because i was a friend of yours. God bless you"
John Genteman of Highland, IL

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

"Thank you Joshua Humble, 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 Spc. Joshua Humble:
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 Joshua 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. Joshua Humble:
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 Joshua, 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