Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Adam W. Kaiser

19, of Naperville, Illinois.
Kaiser died from an improvised explosive device outside Fallujah, Iraq. He was inside an abandoned flour factory being used as a patrol base when the IED detonated. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to the 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California. Died on December 1, 2005.

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"Wade, Christine, and girls, please know that I think of Adam and your family every December 1st. Neither he nor his ultimate sacrifice for our country will ever be forgotten."
Laurie Runyon of Naperville, IL

"Years later and it's still difficult accepting the loss of my best friend. I miss you, Adam."

"I wrote the parents of Adam Kaiser several years ago through our school. I never will forget him. The pentagon was supposed to get the message and then send it out accordingly. I hope you got it. I still remember writing yall and that was some three years ago. I'm sorry."

"November 30, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Adam W. Kaiser:
Adam 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

"Happy Birthday Adam, we will never forget you and the sacrifice that you made for all of us. We miss you.

Love, The Pines
Michael, Denise and Fran"
Fran Pine of Naperville, IL

"Thank you all for your wonderful messages about my only son, Adam. They help both my wife and me to deal with his loss. God bless all of you!"
Wade Kaiser of Bloomington, Illinois

"I was shocked when i heard that this had happened. Me and my twin and older brother all serve in the military now and I grew up on the same block as adam and his family. His mom was good friends with my mom and we did things together as kids. My condolences go out to his family."
A1C Kevin James Perry of Leesburg, Virginia

"My brother Michael McLees is at the same FOB that Kaiser was (that’s all I know him as because they really don’t do first names). I just felt a need to post this in hops you will read it. Mike and your son were “battle buddies”. They often went places together to keep each other safe, shared goodies sent to one another, and hung out when in off hours. Mike spoke/speaks very fondly of your son and still misses him. As Mike said… He’s my brother, he’s a good guy. Be proud of that young man, he is missed and was liked very much."
Pam McLees-Skog of Schererville, IN

"To the Family of LCpl. Adam Kaiser:
We have constructed a memorial to the service men and women from Wisconsin and Illinois who have died in Iraq. Our memorial includes, as of 8/28/06, 162 crosses and Stars of David. We would like your permission to put Adam's name on one of them. We have called our display "Arlington MidWest." It is our expression of mourning for the indescribable loss you have suffered for our country.

If you would like us to do this, please email me at arlingtonmidwest@yahoo.com.

We invite you to come to visit Arlington MidWest if you can. A friend has put us up on his website so you can see the memorial here:

"As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.""
Marty Preston of Wisconsin Dells

"To the family of:Adam W. Kaiser 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"

"My name is Cameron Schilling and I have started “Portrait of a Soldier” which donates a portrait sketch of every Illinois soldier who has fallen in Iraq or Afghanistan. All 122 sketches will be on display for a Memorial Day Presentation in Chicago, Illinois on May 26-31 at the James R. Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. After the ceremony the sketches will be given to the immediate families of the Illinois soldiers. I would invite any friends or family members to come and honor these men and women from Illinois who have given their lives to our country. For more information please contact OperationHomeFront.org at 866-417-8889 which is an organization headed by the Lt. Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois who is in charge of the Memorial Day Presentation. Thank You.

Please check out www.portraitofasoldier.org
To contact Cameron email cameronschilling84@hotmail.com
To contact Operation Home Front call 866-417-8889"
Cameron Schilling of Charleston, Illinois

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

"To the Kaiser Family, I want to offer to you my most sincere condolences. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Your Adam is a true American Hero who will always be remembered and honored. May God bless you all and God Bless Adam."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"Thank you Adam Kaiser, 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 Lance Cpl. Adam Kaiser:
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 Adam 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 Lance Cpl. Adam Kaiser:
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 Adam, 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