Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. William S. Kinzer, Jr.

27, of Hendersonville, North Carolina.
Kinzer died in Ad Duluiyah, Iraq, from injuries sustained when a rocket propelled grenade hit his patrol. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany. Died on January 26, 2005.

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"to the family of sgt kinzer. I too served with scott in Iraq we were soe platoon. we also came home at the same time for our two week leave. I also came and visited with the two of you and then we even went to north Carolina where I met his fiancé and got drunk with his sister and her husband and his fiancé and the big bulldog humped me. I hope that you read this and get in touch with me. scott will be missed but never forgotten. e mail me please usarmysoldier19@aol.com"
martin acosta of harriman, tn, usa

"To the family of:William S Kinzer,Jr.
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""

"To William Kinzer's family and friends:

I did not know his name until today, Memorial Day, 2010. A program on Facebook today allowed any user to post a status update with the name of a fallen U.S. serviceman. Of all the names in the program, of all the fallen from WWII through Operation Enduring Freedom, I was randomly given William's name. I searched the internet for his story, and it lead me here. I wanted to say personally that I am sorry for your loss, and that I am grateful for the sacrifices made by greater men than myself."
Raymond Rogers of Baltimore, MD

"The ultimate sacrifice a Soldier makes is giving his life for the security and well being of others. Scotty was a wonderful human being filled with compassion and willing to help anyone in need. Let us not forget our fallen, let us remember always their families and pray to the Almighty to comfort them always."
Joel Zamora of Karlsruhe, Germany

"”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,600 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
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Sincerely and Respectfully,
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Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"January 17, 2009
To the family of Sgt. William S. Kinzer, Jr.:
William 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

"To the Kinzer family,
It has been several years since my husband and I lost contact with you all. I was a friend and co worker with Trish. We came down to your home in lake kiwi several times and I came across this web site on accident. I can only offer our sincerest apoligies that this has happened to your family. We have had loss in our family as well and I can only hope that as time goes by that you will be able to move forward and to heal...never forget the love that you had for him and the love he had for you. Please if you would we would love to get back in touch with you all. You are a strong and loving family, lean on each other that is what you need to get through the tough times. Please contact me via email and we can exchange numbers if you would like. I would love for you to see how big Savannah is and give each of you a big hug. Dick and I really miss your fruit smoothies!!! rwtjslam@bellsouth.net"
Tammy Glover of Hendersonville, NC

"I grew up with Scottie- we had the same favorite elementary school teacher and other wonderful childhood as well as adulthood memories. He was my brother from another mother. I love him and miss him so much and I want to thank everyone for being so supportive of his family. I wish you all could've known him- he made the world a better place. Thank you, Scottie for your sacrifice. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I love you and miss you. I'll see you in heaven!"
Andi (Hill) Notter of Gulfport, Mississippi

"05-30-06
To the Kinzer family....I can't believe it's been so long. It doesn't seem that long ago to me. I was thinking it was this last Jan. that it all happened....and then I realize. I wanted so much to send some sort of condolence to you but I didn't know what to say. I just came across this site tonight after watching my graduation videos. I just want to say that I'm glad to see you have a lot of support around you and love to get you thru. I still wonder why things happen when and how they happen. You won't be forgotten. Scottie and the family. If you wish to write from time to time you can email me at jgainer77@aol.com
Sincerely,"
Jennifer (Crago) Gainer of RAF Molesworth, England

"To Mr and Mrs Kinzer: We met in Germany. I was William's roommate in Iraq. I not only lost a brother but one of my best friends. I can not believe it has been a over a year. I am back in Iraq now. When people see my tatoo they always ask why a spyder. I always say "He was one of the best friends I could have." I still hurt. And I still feel anger towards the people who took him from us. If you see this please email me back at s_bouldrey@yahoo.com.
TO Spyder: I miss you brother. It is not the same without you here fighting with me. I will always love you.
Bouldrey"
Stephen Bouldrey of Ft Lee Va serving in IRaq

"My sister, Melissa, was engaged to William "Scotty" Kinzer, Jr. He was killed only six weeks before their wedding. I would have been proud to have Scot as a brother-in-law. He will never be forgotten."
Jim Milks of Dayton, OH

"Mr. and Mrs. Kinzer,
My name is Theron Dahlerup. If you remember I was Scott's rrommate in Germany. I know i should have contacted you sooner, but i just couldn't bring myself up to doing it. Scott was a brother to me. We had great and somber times together. Right before we deployed they switched Scott from my squad, therefor we did not stay at the base, i was at Camp Wilson. I still remember the day i talk to you 2 on the telephone a week before we left. I am truly and deeply sorry for everyhting that has happened. i would like to talk to the 2 of you and Melissa. If you would email me at Maltby1805@aol.com, i would love to speak to you again. I also want to plan a trip down to N.C. this summer and would like some info about that. Thank you, and again i a truly sorry"
Theron Dahlerup of Clarkston, Michigan

"I just found this webpage by accident. My husband, Brent Jurgersen, was with William in the same vehicle that sad day. Brent struggles everyday with his injuries why God chose William instead of him that day. Everyday we pray for your family's healing. Brent keeps William alive by telling me all the stories of William during their time together in Iraq. We would love to visit your family and William's Fiance. Please email us at brent.jurgersen@us.army.mil William will never be forgotten in our household. We will continue to pray for your family the rest of our lives. God Bless."
Karin Jurgersen of Rockville, MD/USA

"I just want to send my sincere condoleces to his family and friends. I never knew or met him, but since he has my families name, I feel that I have also lost him.

I read that he was based in Germany and it feels strange that he was very close not a while a go and I could have tried to meet him if i had known..."
Roland Kinzer of Eppstein, Germany

"On this memorial day I sit and pray for all the fallen heroes who fought bravely for our country. I also pray for the families left behind. Trisha and Mellisa you have lost so much. I pray that God is giving you strength each day. Scott will never be forgotten. I remember him as strong in spirit and in body. Quiet and kind. Handsome blue eyes. Respected and loyal. I am glad that I got to know him in school. Thank you Scott for fighting for our country. You are in my heart."
Susan Gibson of Smoaks, SC

"Gob Bless each loved one. Katie, I know these times are tough but God will surpass the pain. "The Will of God will not take you anywhere that the Grace of God can not keep you."
My thoughts are with you. With Love,"
J. Chavis of Seneca SC USA

"I to am a Kinzer. I to was in the military. I to feel the lose of those who have died for our freedom. Tho I never saw war while serving our country I always wish I had. Seeing the loses of others loved ones makes me sad. Kinzer's will stand strong and I hope that you will know he died to keep us all safe and free!! God bless the Kinzer family. William is watching over you now."
Karen of Surprise, AZ

"My son Sgt. Michael Finke was on the helicopter with William. My condolences to the family, as I share in the pain of losing one so loved. We are forever united through the sacrifices our young men were willing to make. Thank you and God Bless."
Sally Rapp of Westlake, Ohio

"To the Kinzer Family,
I am sorry for you loss. I am keeping you in my prayers. He is a hero and died doing the most honorable thing any man or womman can do. I too have lost a loved one in this war in Iraq. I wish I had some more comforting words. They will never be forgotten. Just think about all the good times you had with him and how lucky you were for that. We have to remeber that God will get you through this rough time. He will be missed but never forgotten. Thank you Scott for serving our country.
Thank you to the Kinzer Family for your sacrifice as well."
Darlene of Tucson, AZ

"TO THE KINZER FAMILY,
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS VERY SAD TIME. WE, TOO, HAVE ALSO SUFFERED THIS LOSSS BACK IN SEPTEMBER. I AM ALSO FROM THE UPSTATE OF S.C. AS I LIVE IN WESTMINSTER. I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOUR SON WAS A HERO AND YOUR FAMILY IS IN OUR THOUGHTS. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU STRONG."
TERRY A. WARD MOTHER OF SSG. TONY BRUCE OLAES of WESTMINSTER, S.C.

"TO THE KINZER FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. OUR HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH WILLIAM AND YOUR FAMILY. WILLIAM IS APART OF HISTORY. AS AAMERICAN HERO RISKING ALL. TO HELP THOSE HAVE FREEDOM. NOT MANY AMERICAN WILL JOIN THE MILITARY. KNOWINHGG HE OR SHE IS RISKING HIS LIFE. WILLIAM WAS AN AMAZING INDIDUAL AND SOLDIER. THANK YOU AS A CITIZEN, VETERAN AND A FATHER OF A FALLEN SOLDIER. HE ASLO FROM NORTH CAROLINA. GOD BLESS!"
leonard wahl of Valley Stream NY

"I am so sorry, to all his family. I would've really liked Scott for a brother. He will never be forgotten."
Misty Milks of Hendersonville, NC

"There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

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

"Thank you William Kinzer, Jr., 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. William Kinzer, Jr.:
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 William 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. William Kinzer, Jr.:
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 William, 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