Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. David M. Kirchhoff

31, of Anamosa, Iowa.
Pfc. Kirchhoff died in Landstuhl, Germany after he had suffered a heatstroke in the Iraqi desert on August 8. Kirchhoff was assigned to the First Detachment, 2168th Transportation Company, U.S. Army National Guard, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Died on August 14, 2003.

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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."
Mike C. of El Paso, Texas

"Coming up on 10 years since you have passed buddy and not a day goes by that I don't think about you. I really miss you alot! You were always there for me when I needed you, and vice versa. I was glad I got to visit before you shipped out, and I was honored to be asked to carry you to your final resting place. I still tell my kids about all the crazy * we did while I was single, and we include you each day in our prayers!"
Scott Line of Mason City, IL

"lol @ Brooke Kirchhoff, you know what? Brandys marriage after him wasnt all it was cracked up to be either. Dont worry about her cuz shes all mouth."
of cedar rapids, ia

"Im not sure if anyone still looks at this but brooke is still words that couldnt say here. Im guaranteeing that he would have left her in a second when got back becasuse the last words i said to him were "I hate that dumb Bi***" yes those were the last words i said to my dad as he tried to tell me that i should be happy for him and her. Wednesday september 13th i met tom beasley the head of the department of education he served with my dad and you know what I am his son. Brooke tried to pass off one of her kids as his so she could some more money!. I live in a crappy neighborhood. and when my dad died his life insurance was to be split between myself and sean and instead he signed it to brooke hoping that she would split it between herself and her snobby kids and myself and sean for school that 500,000 that me and sean should have seen something of neevr came.I love my dad and for those of you that still look at this everyone once in a while I thank you all for your time and your stories. Brooke on the other hand and suck it. And for those of you that dont know Me nor sean were suppose to recieve a flag at our fathers funeral because brooke didnt want us to get anything. But my family being who they are got some strings pulled, and made some calls so sean and I could get something from his funeral."
David Kirchhoff Jr. of Cedar rapids, Iowa

"”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 the hero’s Mother, Father and/or spouse. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Almost 2,000 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!
This is a gift! We have some wonderful sponsors who help with the costs, and only want you know that we care.
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Project Compassion of Manti, Utah USA

"I agree with Linda...I am a Viet Nam Vet and live next door to Brooke...she lied to me when I told her I wanted to but some shoes for her girls (Brooke told my David was their Dad) that I would do anything for the sons or daughters of a fallen hero...
Not only a failed pair of businesses but an expensive ($600 excavation and $500 pond liner)swimming hole in the yard...
Please let me know if there is anything I can do for Davids sons..."
Gary Bellan of Anamosa Iowa

"I served with David and I have to say that he was a great American. I was in Iraq when he lost his life and have suffered every day since. I wonder why I didn't, when I was in a situation that was worse than that he was in. I guess that when God says it's time, it's time. My love goes out to the loved ones of David. It's taken me this long to come to things, and the road ahead of dealing with it will run with me to the grave. Those things are hard when your bunk was right down the way from the way from where his was placed. David, your thoughts and prayers are forever in MY heart. No mater how long it has been. The thought of your death still haunts me to the day. I miss you!"
Chad Flory of Ely, IA 52227 USA

"What I would like to know is when Brooke Kirchhoff is gonna get off her high horse and do something for David's sons instead of trying to open businesses that always fail. She could be using that money for the welfare of those 2 boys. It's been what...almost 6 years and she hasn't helped those boys with one penny. I imagine by now those mothers are needing to by cars for those boys and tuxedos for there prom's. ss and vets will not cover that. I bet she used some of that money for that boyfriend of hers to start his tattoo shop. What she needs to do is start helping the boys of the man she was only married to for 4 months and stop putting herself first. She should also learn how to spell!!!"
Linda Bearing of Anchor, IL

"July 3, 2008
To the family of Pfc. David M. Kirchhoff:
David 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

"You all know what I AM SO TIRED of reading articles about how I'm such the " WICKED WIDOW" i can't help what was left to me! For 5 years now since MY husbands death its always one thing or other about how i got everything and my kids got everything and those boys didn't get anything! they got more and still are getting more then what SOMEONE is leading others to believe! and personally Brandy's and his marriage isn't what all she is crackin it up to be... I am trying to move on and let go but its kinda hard when all i read is the same ole BS and hear all the same ole rumors...seriously people you all shouldn't believe EVERYTHING you hear and have some consideration for crying out loud! Ive bit my tongue for 5 years IM DONE! IM SPEAKING UP! AND IM SICK OF IT!!! if everyone wants to keep believing what they hear then that's your own problem! i know the truth i know what really happened and didn't happen! I loved and still love my husband very much! not a day goes by that i don't think of him and where we would be at now and what he would look like now and all the good things that we missed out on! but a time will come when we will be together again. Until then...you all need to think b4 you speak or think b4 you believe in what you hear!"

"My heart goes out the family David left behind. I knew David very well you could say he almost became a permanent fixture at my house for a few summers. David was my older brothers "Bill Behm" best friend growing up. I was in the same grade and classes as his sister. I was in Iraq when my parents told me the new of his passing my brother was in NC waiting to go to Iraq. My parents love David and considered him family all those years. My brother and David must have grown apart sometime after high school my brother and parents still live in Cedar Rapids but I’m not sure if they ever went to the memorial. On my next visit to CR I would like to take my brother to pay our respects. David will always be remembered as a HERO to my family."
Chuck Behm of Cleveland OH

"I think im related to you. We have the same last name."
Tim Kirchhoff of St. louis, Missouri

"Hi I am a junior in high school my assinment was to dedicate the Iowa Capital building to some one important, I chose David because he was a hero to me. and he will be remembered always."
BR of Baxter IA USA

"To the family of David M Kirchhoff, I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have 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 prayer or need someone to talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church: Rev John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington, Ga. 11677 phone 770-787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ"
Polly Ballew of Covington Ga

"To the family of David M. Kirchhoff:

The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 29 May. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, LTC Kenneth L. Beale, Jr. will preach a message entitled “Remembering Our Freedom.” A former Soldier and country music songwriter and performer “Rockie” will pay a special musical tribute. At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org"

"Donald Jr, Sean, and Michael: Please accept my condolences at your loss. Remember that your father was fighting to keep us free and safe and to provide that freedom and safety to others. He was indeed a true American hero. Now, he watches down over all of us and we will not forget. God bless you all."
Ted Cagley of Pontiac, Illinois

"I am so sorry for the loss of your father,, I think that the boys of DAVID deserve what is rightfull to them, It is not fair that all of the children of DAVID have not been treated fairly by his new wife or even the goverment, they have lost there only father that they can ever have while the wife of four months can and probaly will get remarried,,,These two boys have been treated very unjustly, I know that you are the star shinning bright at night DAVID please keep shinning bright for the boys so when they go to sleep at night and they are saying thier prayers they can look up and say goodnight to thier father, it is important that the whole world knows about the other two boys David Jr, and Sean we will all be with you in our hearts and in our prayers,"
diane of cedar rapids iowa

"Good Luck on the race Mr. Szklarz and thank you for remembering our loved one. It's wonderful to know that some people out there haven't forgot the sacrifice that David made for us. David, we think of you always, Love You, Brandy and Michael"
Brandy Kirchhoff-Joyner of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

"Just wanted David's loved ones to know that on January 30th, I will be running the Las Vegas Marathon wearing the heros bracelet with David's name on it.
My thoughts and prayers to his family.
He will be in my thoughts and prayers on my 26.2 mile journey."
Mike Szklarz of Springfield, MA.

"To the family of David Kirchoff,
I never knew David. I just got to have the honor of meeting his wife and child. I also got the honor of honoring him and the other fallen soldiers of Iowa. People were moved by our thoughts torward your family. God bless you all and thank you. (By the way hoaky is doing great Brooke)"
Ashley (T.C.B. Demo) of Washington, Iowa

"Unfortunately I didn't get to know David, but I did get to meet his wife Brooke. I think the United States people have major issues. For one you should NEVER write anything rude or cruel about a soldier who gave their life for YOU!! From what I have learned about David, he was a good person. David we will miss you greatly."
Ana Farrier, T.C.B. Demo of Washington, Iowa

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..8/14/04

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier!!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

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

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

"Thank you David Kirchhoff, 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 feel very fortunate to have known David for the person he was and the love he shared with me for our son David Kirchhoff Jr. David did a wonderful noble thing, fighting for the rights of his children and all others to be free. When I think of him I'll always remember the smile on his face, his beautiful green eyes, and the arms that he used so many times to hug his son with. Rest in peace David, and know that I will be dreaming of you always. Brandy"
Brandy Kirchhoff-Joyner of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

"To the family and friends of Pfc. David Kirchhoff:
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 David 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. David Kirchhoff:
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 David, 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