Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Brent W. Koch

22, of Morton, Minnesota.
Koch died in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV. He was assigned to Company E, 2nd Battalion, 136th Infantry Combined Arms Battalion, Hutchinson, Minnesota. Died on June 16, 2006.

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"Still have not forgotten about you brother, Until we Regroup. Rest Easy,"
Ernest Liebe of Willmar MN

"Over seven years have passed by.... I think of you every day!! Miss you, your great smile and just wish I could have seen you grow old! Still makes me sad , but moving forward & living life how you would want me to! Love you kid!"
Your Aunt Becky of St. James, MN

"To the family of:Brent W. Koch
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""

"Almost 5 years..wow,it still feels like yesterday when I got the call. My life has never been the same- think of you constantly and I will never forget the memories we shared together, both good and bad ;) XoXo"
Jackie of MN

"Love you and miss you more and more each day!!"
Jackie S of Franklin

"AND WHEN I GET TO HEAVEN
TO ST.PETER I WILL TELL
ONE MORE SOLDIER REPORTING SIR
IVE SERVED MY TIME IN HELL.
I wish we could have had more time together brent"
BIGCAT

"Three years has gone bye so fast, it still feels like yesterday. You are my hero and will NEVER be forgotten. Today is your day, your memory will always live on! Love you cousin!"
Danielle Lenz of Danube , MN

"You are sorely missed each and every day. To have served with you was truely my honor. Your memory will live on in all of us until our day comes. Every mile we ride is for you brother. To you I offer this simple Irish prayer.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand."
Chewy

"You were my friend my fellow soldier,my brother,and my gunner.The one that kept me safe. We shared a bond that very few people will ever share. Only soldiers will share the same bond! I will not let u be forgotten."
SSG. Puckett of litchfield, mn

"June 16, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Brent W. Koch:
Brent 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

"Brent, I miss you everyday! You have taught me so many things in life and I have taken them all to heart. Thank you for being you, I will never forget your smile and your laugh. I will always miss you! I am miss you much and the holiday season makes it much harder, the first one was tough but the second seems to be even harder. I love you!"

"im sorry about u and ur in my thoughts and in my prayers always and ur famly k


by the way im from duluth and im doing a coin for u in art and im a st.james student 13 years old"
anna of duluth

"Brent,
I would 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.

"Rex Montis"(King Of The Hill)
136th Inf. Motto"

"Brent, you are deeply missed everyday...especially your great smile, blue eyes, and sense of humor. If you only knew how many hearts you have touched you would be amazed. You are a hero. Thank you for serving our country.
Love always, Jackie S."
of Franklin, MN

"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.
Our nations HERO, Brent will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!
"

"Thank you Brent Koch, 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. Brent Koch:
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 Brent 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. Brent Koch:
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 Brent, 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