Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Kevin C. Kimmerly

31, of North Creek, New York.
Kimmerly's vehicle was hit by a rocket propelled grenade while on patrol in Baghdad, Iraq. Kimmerly was assigned to B Battery, 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, Baumholder, Germany. Died on September 15, 2003.

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"S/Sgt. Kimmerly,
I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Conjuncti Stamus"
(United We Stand)
27th FA Motto"

"9/14/16
Today would have been Kevin's 44th birthday and tomorrow marks 13 years since we lost him. I love coming back to this and other websites to read again the comments. To his family Kevin was and always will be loved for his quiet, kind personality. It helps to read that others knew and loved him too and appreciated his leadership."
Aunt Brenda of Las Vegas, NV

"Kevin, I never knew you, but I thank you for your sacrifice and service to our country. I know it's not much, but I left you a BIG bouquet of Johnsburg lilacs on your grave. I visit you about once a week.You are always remembered."
Marianne Gillette of Johnsburg

"Happy Veterans Day Chief"
Ace of Ny

"Happy Veteran Day
Chief I'm always thinking of you wish I could of done something that night maybe make a left instead of that right but you believed in me since we didn't have communication that night and I was driving I knew the roads back home. Chief i TRULLY always think of that night and the big smile of yours when we were on that 30 floor bldg and you said keep going I just smile back cause I was tired too . Thank you for your service and your sacrifice TRULLY a Hero and a real Veteran"
Ace of Nypd, NY

"Another year has gone and it is just like it was yesterday. love and miss you so much and think of you everyday with tears in my eyes. You will never be forgotten. love mom"
Linda (Mom) of Fort Edward, NY

"As I sit here I keep thinking of you chief I wonder what would of happen if I didn't make that turn on that street that morning . I miss you so much all I see is your big smile from early that day when we had to walk all of those stairs of that building I think it was like 30 some floors and I was tired but you kept pushing me to keep going ad don't give up and you said it with a smile on your face . Thank you chief I've never give up on life and I'll keep on going and when I'm down I just remember your words of courage and wisdom . Thinking of you always makes things easier in life I will never forget"
"Ace" of Nypd ny

"Visited your grave yesterday and thanked you for your service to our country."
Marianne Gillette of Johnsburg, NY

"SSG Kimmerly,

Although I still wish there was some way things could have gone differently that night, after ten years I am still seeing the impact of your leadership and sacrifice on those in Bravo Battery and 4-27 who had the privilege of knowing you. Your memory and example remain clear in our minds as we continue to serve both in and outside the Army.

God Bless you and your family"
MAJ Christopher Welsh of Bagram, Afghanistan

"9/15/13 Wow, it's been 10 years ago today. Yesterday would have been your 41st birthday. So much has happened that we wish we could have shared with you. We love and miss you, Kevin."
Aunt Brenda of North Creek, NY

"Here is a cold one for you my friend and mentor on a night I will never forget."
SSG (RET) Jeremy Schoonover

"It will be 10 years here in just a few days and I still can not get that night out of my head. So much too say but no way to say it. Just know that you and your family are never far from my thoughts. God Bless and rest knowing that those whom love you and you love will be together again one day."
SSG (RET) Jeremy Schoonover

"Not sure how this happened but somebody else has left a message in my name. It's highly inaccurate and wish for the message to be taken off. My sincerest apologies to all of big easy's family and friends."
Nick kimmel of Kirks vile, mo

"Kevin, You are missed more and more each day you will always be in my heart. Love you"
Mom

"Been nine years now and still hard to swallow Hope your family is well and will never forget you. God Bless You and Yours."
SSG Jeremy Schoonover

"We miss you so much each and every day,
Love you always,
Inge & Chris"
of NY , 9/16/2012

"To Kevin This is 1SG O'Meara we served in B Btry 4/27 I was the FDC Chief and you was my section Chief i just want to say I think about you alot and then i think about your wife and son i remember them like it was yesterday you gave me my going away party in baumholder i truly miss you brother and you will always inspire me to lead my Soldiers from the front Take care my brother always"
1SG O'Meara, Charles of Ft Drum NY

"Hey Chief, its been a while since I left a message. To all of those who loved Kevin my heart goes out to you all. Kevin was my chief and I was on the patrol that toom his life. Our lives were forever changed that night. My life spun out of control after that fateful night. It burdens my heart to know that I disgraced his sacrifice with some of my personal choices after the military. But somehow, from the grave Kevin still managedto look out for his soldiers. In 2006, the memory of Kevin, and his resonating words of wisdom helped me turn my life around. He is a hero twice over. He will never be forgotten. I am proud to say that I now live a life that honors his sacrifice. I love you chief. We will see you in due time.

To Inge, Chris and family, I have about a year left of school and then I hope to make a trip out to NY and pay my respects properly. I would love to see you all and hear about kevin's life. I feel as if we are connected in some kind of way.
John Hernandez
Bravo Battery 4/27 FA"
John Hernandez of San Bernardino, CA

""Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there."
Happy Anniversary Kevin ( 18 years )
Love always...
Inge"

"It has been 8 long years and some change since Kevin was killed. I was in HHB 4/27 FA BN and we had a very close relationship in Kosivo. I was attached to 1/35 inf co as a dismount FO. During that time We spent a week together on OP Gunner, talking about our lives and the future. I was supposed to leave Iraq on the 15th of Sept 03 and we were put on lockdown. When i heard it was Kevin that had been killed, I cried for 8 strait hours. Im glad to have found this website, and im glad to have had Kevin for a friend. There isnt a year that goes by that i dont remember him on sept 15th. I still have nightmares about it sometimes and I wish the best to his wife and family. I ETSed Dec 20 03. His memory will forever live with me. I miss you my dear friend."
SPC Kevin W Scott [RET] of Florence Oregon

"I heard someone whisper your name, but when I turned to see who it was, I noticed I was alone, then realized it was my heart beat telling me I MISS U
Love you always,
your wife Inge"

"I wish I knew about this site sooner; every day I remember the sacrifice SSG Kimmerly made for his country. As his platoon leader, he taught me so much about leading Soldiers and the Paladin. Rest in peace SSG Kimmerly. To the Kimmerly Family, thank you for your sacrifice and know that SSG Kimmerly will never be forgotten."
Cameron R. Edlefsen of Hunter Army Airfield, GA

"I know that I never nown him and im not part of this family but my sister means so much to me and she is the best thing thats ever happend to me. she thinks about him every day and I just wish that this war never happend becouse then my sister whould know her dad."
Donald Large (Monique brother)

"we are without you now for 8 years , we miss & love you so much ! and we always will...."
your wife Inge & son Christopher

"Wishing you a Happy 39th Birthday. May God Bless you, your friends, and your family. Thank you for watching over us. Sending you a message in the sky."
Nicki and Monique Klose of Salem, OR. USA

"Chief.. I still remember that night and wont ever forget it or you..you were a real Hero. from reading all the messages that were left makes my heart hurt..we all loved you and looked up to you..Ace has been telling me to look you up and leave a message for almost 4 years now and im just getting the courage to write something..to chief's mother and wife, Chief was and still is a Hero and we all loved him. My email is rhenigan@yahoo.com...I was the gunner of the section. if you have any questions...contact me...RIP SSG Kimmerly"
Sgt Henigan of Phoenix, Arizona

"Just wanted to stop in and say I was thinking of you today. We are less than 2 months away from our 15 year reunion for SVC Battery 4/27 FA. All your old buddies from Bosnia(Service Battery "Ammo Dawgs") will be celebrating our time together and of course your life. You are thought of every day. We miss you brother, never forgotten."
Ray Law of Honolulu, HI

"Hey Kimmerly: Hey Buddy, Its Javier Deleon from SVC BTRY 4/27 F.A. We served in Bosnia together from 1996-1999. Your service and dedication to your country and your battle buddies will NEVER be forgatten, and neither will you buddy. I missed you, but great soldiers like our selfs will one day meet in the kingdom of heaven, and we will continue to watch for one another. God bless."
Javier S. Deleon of Dallas, TX.

"Wow it's seem like it was yesterday that I was driving chief that night I still remember and for ever I will. To the family he really was a hero and I'm proud to have served and have a chief like him. Thank you Chief god bless you."
"ACE" of Elmont NY

"I PRAY THAT SOMEONE PLEASE CONTACT US. 971-388-1288"
Nicki and Monique Klose of Salem, OR

"Kevin;
Monique and I want to wish you a Merry Christmas. We also want to say thank you for our freedom. God Bless you."
Nicki and Monique Klose of Salem, OR. USA

"To SSG Kimmerly,

I remember you often for your positive attitude, exemplary leadership, and selfless service in Bravo Battery and 4-27FA. As I find myself in Iraq again, your memory and example continues to inspire me. I am amazed at much of the progress here now and I'm grateful to have contributed with you on so many of those 1st PLT patrols."
CPT Christopher Welsh of Diyala, Iraq

"To the family of SSG Kimmerly. I was with Kevin in Germany in 1995-97. We were deployed to Bosnia together and had alot of good times. He was a man amung men but he stood out for his selflessness. I just recently heard about his sacrafice and it brought tears to my eyes realizing that we lost a true friend.... Rest in peace Sarg. May all Americans home and abroad never forget those who have made the ultimate sacrafice for our freedom."
Mark Banaszak of Toledo, Ohio USA

"To SSG Kimmerly and his family and friends,

Hard to believe that so much time has passed. I served with Kevin in B Battery. Not a day goes by that I do not pause to remember the life he led and the meaning his sacrifice gives to so many of us. I am honored to have known such heroes and my prayers stay with his family."
Douglas Bates of Centerville, TN

"SSG Kimmerly,
I am remembering your selfless and dedicated service to our Nation this Memorial Day. I am so honored and proud to have served alongside you as Commander of 4-27 Field Artillery. You are a hero to all who knew you and a model Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer. We all miss you terribly.
With the utmost respect.

30 May, 2010"
COL Brian J. McKiernan of Baghdad, Iraq

""To the family of Kevin C. Kimmerly ,I am so sorry for the loss of your love one.He died a hero.May you know the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to pray with you or talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church,Rev John B Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015""

"NEVER GONE NOR FORGOTTEN ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS"
SSG SCHOONOVER of FT BENNING, GA

"Love and miss you always,
your wife and son"
Inge of NY

"Upon reading the messages for Kevin C Kimmerly Fallen Heroes Memorial I read the message from Spc. Christ ( Eric Christ) Thank you for your message from Kevin.I have written John H. you know him as (doink).For those whom were with Kevin would love to meet you all.So many unanswered questions and may never know the answers.Thank you again for being with him and holding his hand.
Ssg. Kevin C Kimmerly's mom"
Linda of Hartford NY

"On this Memorial day, 2009, Thinking of Kevin today.Remembering many happy times as kids, when he used to chase us with snakes he found in the woods, and camping at Moffit beach together.Kevin will never be forgotten."
Heather Nichols of Queensbury, NY

"If anyone has more recent photos of Kevin for Monique, please send them. I would like her to have some. The ones I had are now gone due to unfortunate circumstances. Linda, if you could contact me, I would greatly appreciate it. Please keep Kevin's memory alive. God Bless Everyone!!"
Nicki Klose of Salem, OR./USA

"New phone number for Nicki and Monique Klose 971-239-3953. Address is still 3125 Jack st. N Salem, OR. 97303. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!!!"
Nicki Klose of Salem, OR.

"Monique, Your father was a great man and a great Soldier. He was a dear friend of mine and I was deployed to Iraq with him. Kevin was one of the nicest men I have ever met. He would do anything for anybody and was always there for his Soldiers. Your father inspired me to be a better man and Soldier. He is looking down on you now and forever and will always be there watching over you. I know he is watching over me and the other Soldiers in the war zone. Kevin gave his life for something he believed in as I almost did. It is what we do as Soldiers and just be proud and say "that was my dad." Take care Monique and I am sorry."
SSG Brandon Roe of Fort Sill, OK

"I do not even know where to begin!!! My name is Nicki Klose. Kevin and I met in Fort Ord. Ca. Way back in 1993. WOW, we were young!!! We used to watch this silly little show together "Ren & Stimpy". We had a great bond and enjoyed each others company. We then started a relationship, which brought us a beautiful daughter "Monique". He had only met Monique two times in her life, before he left for Germany. We did keep in touch for a little while, but then as everyone does, we moved on. What a shame for his son and daughter.>>>> Grandma Linda and Avis; where are you now????? Please contact Monique Klose or Nicki Klose @ 3125 Jack St. N Salem, Or. 97303>>>> 971-388-1795 GOD BLESS EVERYONE!!!!! LET THIS WAR END, NOW!!!!!!"
Nicki Klose of Salem, Or.

"To all who knew Kevin... this is his daughter Monique Rene' Klose. I am 15 yrs. old and now live in Salem Oregon, i never met my father but i never stopped wishing i would someday meet him. i was born in San Diego California, my mothers name is Nicki klose. it has been 5 yrs. now sense his death and i am just now finding out about it... i have tried sending Linda (my grandma) letters and never received any back... i am hoping that someday i will get to meet this unknown brother of mine and the rest of his side of the family, all i ask is that someone PLEASE make contact with me!! my e-mail is moniquek2005@yahoo.com and my address is 3125 jack st. n. salem, or 97303. SOMEONE JUST PLEASE CONTACT ME!!"
Monique of salem, oregon

"To the Family, Its been 5 years to the day that kevin gave his life for us. I just wanted to let kevins family know that his momory still carries on and it will forever. may god comfort and sooth your pains."
John Hernandez of Sgt. Hernandez (Baumholder)

"August 3, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Kevin C. Kimmerly:
Kevin 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

"You are always on our minds and in our hearts Kevin. Thank you for just being you. In our prayers forever."
Aunt Debbie and uncle Marty of Saranac NY

"Linda, 11/17/07
My son, Sgt. Brandon Roe, served with your son in Baumholder and then Iraq. My daughter-in-law has mentioned how Kevin helped them move their belongings to their new apartment in Baumholder. I know that my son has never forgotten Kevin, nor any of the other soldiers that lost their lives during that deployment. He has mentioned Kevin and the others to me many times. I still can remember the day that Brandon told me about Kevin's death. Please know that your son will never be forgotten."
Becky Rollings of Groveland, IL

"I write this to whom ever knew SStg Kevin C Kimmerly it has been 4 years now since Kevin passed on. I am Kevin's mother and just now have read some of the messages written would love to hear from anyone who knew Kevin I miss him more and more every day.Not a day goes by I don't shed a tear."
Linda Kimmerly of Hartford, NY 12838 Washington Co.

"I still carry a message for the Kimmerly family from Kevin himself. My name is Eric Christ and I held Kevin when he fell from his injuries. I was standing under him when he was hit with a rocket propelled grenade. As I held him he asked me to tell his wife that he loves her. I promised I would. He also asked me to tell his son that he loves him. I promised I would.
I've been holding onto that message for three years now in hope of getting a hold of the family but I have failed until finding this site. I just hope Kevin's family will receive this message because I carry a great weight of a near-broken promise of a fallen Hero.
Please understand that I had a letter prepared two days after his death but while waiting to get the address to mail it off, I had lost the letter, which turned up just last year - but I had no address. So I hope that all that read this and know the Kimmerly family, that they may pass the message of Kevin's love and last wishes.

Hey Doink!

Spc. Christ B-Btry 4/27 AD"
Eric Christ of Baumholder, Germany

"Kevin,
It is so hard to live without you,
we love and miss you so much."
your wife & son of Fort Edward ,NY

"It has been four years sence your death, with each year that passes you are so deeply missed by your family. May GOD BLESS YOU My Cousin. Rest in Peace."
Heather (Kimmerly) Rock of Glens Falls, New York

"1/1/07 Another year of holidays and celebrations has passed. Today a new hope for good things to come in the new year. We say the words "Happy New Year" knowing that the hole in our hearts is still there and that some of that happiness will always slip away because we will always be missing you, Kevin."
Aunt Brenda of North Creek, NY

"i am trying to get in touch with the kimmerly family. i was with kevin when was killed. he was my chief. my e-mail is doink822001@yahoo.com"
john hernandez of san bernardino, c.a.

"THINKING OF YOU TODAY AS I MADE MY ROUNDS VISITING AUNT AVIS REMINISCING ABOUT MY BROTHER PLAYING B-BALL AGAINST YOU IN TOURNAMENTS AND YOUR BROTHER STUDYING WITH HIM IN NEVADA AND NOT REALISING YOU THREE WERE/ARE COUSINS. THANK YOU FOR THE FREE COUNTRY MY CHILDREN LIVE IN. MY "TWIN" BOYS ARE MAKING A PRESENTATION TODAY ABOUT ALL OUR RELATIVES WHO HAVE SERVED AND PROTECTED THIS COUNTRY AND ARE ESPECIALLY PROUD OF YOU, ONE OF THEIR "TWIN" COUSINS.I THINK OF YOUR SON,I KNOW HE MUST BE SO LONELY W/O HIS DADDY,BUT VERY PROUD OF YOU AND I KNOW THAT YOU ARE KEEPING A WATCHFUL EYE ON HIM,YOUR WIFE AND FAMILY WITH THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN. GOD BLESS AND KEEPING YOU AND FAMILY IN MY PRAYERS."
CARLY of SCHROON LAKE,NY

"My son was born on Sept 15, 2003. Thanks to people like SSG Kevin Kimmerly, he was born in a free country. Thank you and may God bless your family."
Lt Col, USAF

"It is 3 years today since we lost you. I will always remember the BBQ before we deployed when I met your son. I was struck by the resemblence and now think about your son often. We all miss you and none will forget. You served your country and all should take pride, I know that is not consolation to a son who has lost a father, I can only hope that as he grows he learns to understand how much you loved him. Rest in Peace my friend."
Shawn Simmons of US Army

"I am feeling proud to read all of the beautiful messages about kevin kimmerly,all of us family members close and all of us distant relatives we are soo proud of our fallen soldier and mourn the loss of a prescious life. our thoughts are with you and your family and our prayers are with all of our fallen heros and our heros still serving our country. fondly your distant cousin carly and my brother still serving in the USAF TAKING CARE OF OUR WOUNDED HEROS IN RAMSTIEN,GERMANY"
carly russell-barrows of schroon lake,ny

"There are many things that I could say about Kevin... he was kind, caring, funny, and most of all loving. I miss him. I will always remember my trip to Germany to visit and us sitting out having a cigarette and talking about family times. Thank you to all the people who have written, and thank you for all the support you have given our family."
Nicole Perry, cousin of Plattsburgh, NY

"I knew Kevin when we served together in Germany. He was a great guy and a great NCO. He would lead his soldiers and work just as hard beside them in the motor pool or where ever. He was an NCO you could look up to. I remember talking to him right before the last patrol he went on. He couldn't wait to get home and we were supposed to leave Iraq about the same time. I sometimes wonder if I had gone with him if it would of turned out differently, but we cannot change the past. We can only honor him the best way we can. I will never forget the sacrifice you and your family have made. SSG. Kimmerly, I salute you."
Jamie T. Seagraves (former mechanic B 4-27FA) of Hopkinsville KY.

"Your son, Kevin was remembered on 17 August at a Peace Demonstration on the Court House Lawn in Bozeman, Montana. I was given his name, everyone got names to keep and there were too many names to go around."
Rev. Christie of Bozeman, MT

"I have been wearing a "Hero Bracelet" for Staff Sgt. Kevin C Kimmerly for the last 5 months. I am glad that any funds raised go directly to these heroes families. When I received the bracelet it was stamped with the date 9/15/2003, my birthday is 9/15. I am a Police Officer in Yonkers, NY and every day I tell people about the bracelet and what it stands for. People tell police officers every day that we are heroes but the real heroes are our soldiers fighting for our country, and I tell people that every day. I never had the priveledge of meeting Kevin, but judging by the messages left in his memory, it is easy to see that he was a great man and a great sildier. If any of his family members read this message could you please contact me through the Yonkers, NY Police Department. Thank You. Police Officer McCormack."
P. Mccormack of Yonkers, NY

"a friend once told me something when times got really hard while on foot patrol just after we were hit with an i.e.d. he said there is an end to everything. he knew i wanted to go home when he looked at me afterwards. his name was ssg kimmerly"
nick of Ft. Bragg, NC, USA

"Kevin was a dear friend. I served with him and the "Ammo Dogs" of SVC BTRY 4/27 FA. I feel bad that I lost contact with him when he was at Fort Riley. Today is Father's Day 2005 and I was thinking about him when I found this site. Like many I thought Kevin was always so serious but after a year in Bosnia living two feet apart from each other you really get to know someone. Kevin was a loyal husband and wonderful father. I hope his son is very proud of his dad.

I have pictures on the wall of our ski trip to the Black Forest and Kaprune, Austria. He has a smile that stretches from ear to ear with a cold beer in his hand and that is the way I will always remember him. A very happy man who never complained and was always willing to help a fellow soldier. You will forever be in my thoughts and your family in my prayers. I love you buddy."
SSG Ray Law of Fort Monroe, VA U.S.A.

"To the Kimmerly Family

I served with Kevin in Iraq. Though I was in a different Battery, I had the opportunity to talk to him often. In the chow hall, or before missions he was about to leave for. He often had a stern expression on his face, but it was mostly for show. He was a great guy, more often listening to gripes than giving them. He welcomed all soldiers to come to him if they needed help. I've never seen (or heard of) SSG Kimmerly telling a soldier to "come back later" or "not now". That speaks volumes about his character and his abilities as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the Army. He will be missed, both personnaly and professionally.

SSG Kimmerly, goodbye."
SGT Raymond H. Smith of Sioux Falls, SD, USA, (Formerly Baumholder, Germany)

"Kevin, You will never be forgotten in my heart!"
K Brown of G F New York

"Your loved one was remembered on 27 May 2005 in Bicentennial Memorial Chapel General Protestant Worship Service in Fort Gordon, GA. His life and your sacrifice are not forgotten. Thank you. We are praying for you.
Chaplain (Major) Alva Ray Bennett"
Ray Bennett of Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA, USA

""I did not know Kevin But I wish I did from what I have been told and read about Your loved one He sound like a great guy ! I am so sorry It has took me so long to sign this but I am going through the same pain as you and It hurts like hell and I wish you and I didn't have to go through It at all. all I can say Is God Bless Kevin and may God keep Him In His loving hands with all our other fallen Soldiers. Please know You are In my prayers every night and so Is Kevin! God Bless our Men and Woman who fight for our country!""
K.Brown of Glens Falls

"To may wife family I did not know Kevin. From what you have told me he was a good person and loved his family. That day we put Kevin to rest in north creek was a hard day for all of us. I wish no other family would have to do this but we all know it will happen over and over agian untill all the troops come home for good."
Darrick J Rock of Glens Falls NY 12801

"May god bless SSG Kimmerly and his family. Our prayers are with you.
George A Kimmerly"
George A. Kimmerly of Missoula, Montana

"May God bless SSG Kimmerly and his family. My name is SGT Brandon Roe. I knew Kevin very well as a fellow soldier and a good friend. I miss him so much and will never forget him. I was with Kevin in Iraq and worked beside him many times. He was and always will be a great friend. I miss you buddy. Brandon"
SGT Brandon Roe of Baumholder, Germany

"I have known SSG. Kimmerly for 3 years. He took good care of me when i first got to Germany. I was in 5th section with him for a very long time. He was the nicest person i have ever met. we both got serperated during our time in germany but we still talked when we saw each other. we use to talk all the time in iraq and smoke together. he had 2 weeks left before he was suppose to see his wife and son. he was a very brave man and if he were still here i would stand by his side in any other war. you are never forgotten. rest in peace "Big Easy""
Sgt. Dimas De Leon of Houston Texas

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God grant your family peace and comfort during this time of sorrow. May you enjoy your final Tour of Duty in Heaven; where there is peace. Again, thank you."
a grateful citizen in arizona

"I ran across a picture the other day of Kevin, Inge, Randy, Tim and I during a cookout. Those were good times! Kevin and his family will always be remembered for their kindness and their laughter."
Maria Matheny of Fort Riley, KS, USA

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

"To Kevin Kimmerly's Family:
My deepest sympathy in
the loss of a son, a brother
a husband and a wonderful father.

A Poem:

Those we love must
someday pass beyond
our present sight.
Must leave us and
the world we know
without their radiant
light.
But we know that like a
candle their lovely light
will shine to brighten
up another place.
More perfect more divine.
And in the realm of Heaven
where they shine so warm
and bright, our loved ones
live forevermore in God's
eternal light.

May it comfort you to know
that your loved one is safe
in God's care and that friends
are praying for you in your
time of sorrow.
My Deepest Sympathy,"
marria of Nashville, Tennessee

"i was with kevin when he w as hit. we are all greatly troubled with the loss of 1st section chief kevin c. kimmerly. i know the loss i feel can in no way meassure up to deep sorrow you must feel ( family and friends). he was the most kindest and soft spoken man i have ever met. i knew him for two years. his last thoughts were of his wife and son. he was a great man and a great mentor. i spent many nights talking about life and smoking newports with him. he will be missed and ALWAYS REMEMBERED. may he rest in peace. may god be with him and his family."
army spc. john m. hernandez of baghdad, iraq

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

"To Staff Sgt Kimmerly's Family:
Though we are strangers, we want you to know how sorry we are your Kevin was taken from you. There is no doubt his thoughts were of you as he served with the Army in Iraq. We will never forget. You are in our hearts."
With Love....Carol & Larry Miller of Tampa, Florida (2/9/04)

"Thank you Kevin Kimmerly, 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 grew up with Kevin- there were only 36 of us in our graduating class- so we were all pretty close. He was a very nice, popular, well- rounded individual. I can't believe he is gone. I know I should remember that he is a hero and served our country well, but that deosn't take away the pain of losing him. He will be missed and mourned by many."
theresa (farruggia)rowe of Rochester, NY

"To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Kevin Kimmerly:
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 Kevin 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 Staff Sgt. Kevin Kimmerly:
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 Kevin, 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