Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Douglas E. Kashmer

27, of Sharon, Pennsylvania.
Kashmer died in Nippur, Iraq, when the wrecker in which he was a passenger was involved in a non-combat related rollover. He was assigned to the 70th Transportation Company, Mannheim, Germany. Died on June 8, 2005.

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"I was a soldier in the 70th Transportation company and deployed 2008-2009 with them. I remember his picture on the wall next to the CQ Desk. Some of the same soldiers that were with him were deployed with us so old memories became new. Well I didn't know him but I feel like he was a part of my military service. Rest In Peace PFC Kashmer."
Mathew Brennan of Mesa, Arizona/ USA

"I was there that night I never really new him. My unit was Convoy Security I helped with incident Douglas was treated with respect and honor. His unit brothers and sisters wept that night he was great young man from what I took from him. I think about him everyday and how things could have been avoided yes it could have been avoided. If the family wants any information please contact me ofcmstone@yahoo.com. He is in Gods loving arms and never will be forgotten"
Matthew Stone of South Carolina

"PFC Kasmire,
Its 1 March 2013 your still not forgotten, I have talk to many of my Soldiers throught the years about the sacrifice and personal courage that you displayed daily before, during and after missions. It was an honor to ride with. 1SG Carr/Nation"
Bernadette Carr of Seoul, Korea

"Love and miss you daddy"
kashmaria of north carolina

"this is kashmaria this is his daughter i miss him soooooooo much i wish that i could see him"
kashmaria of TX\usa

"To the family of:Douglas E. Kashmer
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""

"You are dearly missed and were an outstanding soldier. You are not forgotten.70th TC 3rd Plt"
SFC J.T. Kortz of Pittsburgh, PA

"i deployed with 70 in 2008-2009 , and i personally do not know you, but your old friend sanchez told me alot about you , and how good of a person you were. im a diesel mechanic my self, and did exact same job as you did. and you still part of a 70 family , and your picture is always on company walls in the barracks."
Matviyenka of Mannheim , Germany

"I just wanted to thank Doug for his dedication to our country I went to school with Doug at Reynolds but never got to know him but I thank him for serving and protecting our country thanks Doug and may God Bless You"
Heath DiSalvo of Greenville, PA U.S.

"June 15, 2008
To the family of Pfc. Douglas E. Kashmer:
Douglas 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

"We miss you Doug, you are our Brother In Arms and a watchful Angel for our Brothers and Sisters still deployed. 70th Trans Road Warriors forever"
SGT Joseph Baker of Bellaire, MI

"I will always remember that convoy when you were behind me and you were with Sgt. French, you gave me that water bottle because i was sick and running a fever and you had my back and i kept telling you during that convoy that I had your back and i still to this day have your back...all i ask for is you have my back and i know you will when i get on that bird to go to Afghanistan...i love you man"
Spc (P) Bardin of Ft. Campbell Ky

"I grieve for Douglas and all those who have died in Iraq during this war. I especially grieve for his family. God bless you all."
Dave Kashmer of Syracuse, NY

"To Douglas, my Brother-in-Law. May all who are responsible for this terrible conflict, who are also responsible for your death, always remember how many hearts have been broken. Look down on my sis, your wife...look down on your daughter, my niece...Keep them safe from your holy place."
Chris Tennant of Casselberry, FL

Your ROADWARRIOR family misses you! You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. Take good care of those still deployed!
Much Love,
Kelly Anderson"
Kelly Anderson of Mannheim, Germany

"the day i learned doug died was the day before i left for my 2 weeks..when my mom told me i dropped the phone and cried. i wasnt able to make it to the funeral but i hope it all went well. i love my uncle with all my heart and wish he were still here..we had so much planned on his return home. i miss him dearly!"
crystal of columbia, sc

"Cousin Doug,we really never got to meet,which is very odd since we are related. It would put you as my second cousin. Which is very hard to get over you're loss since I never even got to say Hi and now I just never had the chance to say goodbye! I really hate saying goodbye to people. I just lost a close cousin 1 month befor god had taken you away from us! He was in the Marines. Our family are so down hill now,because of this sudden loss. Doug I really miss you although never really got to meet you,but thats not what matters. What really matters is that you were my cousin and will always be! I hope we do get to meet sometime. I just wanted to let you know that you may have more family than you'd probably thought,you are always in our prayers and in our hearts at all times! I really hope you can stick with you're beautiful young daughter and wife,and to get them both through the terrible loss of a wonderful daddy and husband!"
samantha of masury ohio

"To the Kashmer Family, I wish to offer my deepest condolences to you for your loss of Douglas. Douglas is a true American Hero who will always be remembered and honored. May God Bless you all."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"We were there to pick you up when you were down. This time we can not. Since you joined the military, you fought for us. I know in heaven, you will continue. Thank God for your life, and now your honor and memory. You will live on in your little girl. With love"
Summer Ricciardi of Sharpsville, PA

"my cousin Doug died a hero. he will be in my heart forever. we grew up together he was like a brother to me.
we love you Doug."
becky r of sharpsville pa

"A Hero Forever And Always.

A stong warrior. A kind man. A heart of gold. The world now you hold. You look down with pride to see all that love and miss you. Tear falling down as rain hits the ground for the one's that feel a loss. "Heal your soul", you say,"For I will stay by your side always. It's time now to lession the pain. I have moved on to a better place where I can watch you and help keep peace. Be stong and brave. Live for each day as I. Smile when you think of me. I will be with you loving you as you love me.

To my little girl with love I watch from up above. My sign to you is a pretty white Dove..
I will come to visit on all your days. Fear not for you are always loved.

I love you all and now must go. But think of me with love.."

As you walk away on this very day you know you did well and are loved.

Thank you Doug for sharing your time with all of us. You are forever and always a Hero whom we will love..."
A.R.W of Sharpsville

"I Just learned today, that a cousin I didn't know, died to protect my family. May God take care of and watch over your family now. Thank You."
Theresa StJulian (daugter of Aunt Margaret (Kashmer) May) of Cortland, Ohio

"doug it is your cuz and we all miss u love u.from your cuz bubba"
bubba of greenville

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. America will forever honor your Hero.
The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the sacrifice that was made and we will NEVER FORGET.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays of Massillon, Ohio


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

"Thank you Douglas Kashmer, 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 Pfc. Douglas Kashmer:
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 Douglas 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 Pfc. Douglas Kashmer:
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 Douglas, 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