Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Cpl. Stanley J. Lapinski

35, of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lapinski died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Died on June 11, 2005.

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"Stan I cant believe its been 8 Years..
Still think of you every day..
My life lost something when you were taken."
Jorge of Las Vegas NV USA

"GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN....I was one of your fuelers and had several friends in your company. I'm sure our paths had crossed when we all went out on missions, mainly supporting you guys with fuel and ammo, etc... Your memorial service at Camp Falcon was one i will never forget. Being in support platoon gave me the luxury to train and fight just like you guys did. I am proud to have briefly known you and proud to have supported you whenever you needed it.....I WILL NEVER FORGET BROTHER....COTTON BALERS BY GOD, DAMN FINE SOLDIERS"
BILL WOOD of Grand Rapids, MI

"For the memory of a great friend, I continue to miss you."
J.J. Casillas of Denver, CO

"June 17, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Stanley J. Lapinski:
Stanley 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

"Stanley was a true soldier of freedom. I had the great honor of serving with him in Baghdad, Iraq. We were in the same compay ( Bravo 3-7 INF). Stanley was the greatest soldier any Sgt. could have asked for. He always put the welfare of others before his own. I would like to send my deepest sympathys to his family and friends. Stanley, just know that soldiers like you will never be forgotten."
SSG. Freeman, James of Bravo 3-7

"I was in the same basic training platoon as Stan in 2003, 3rd Platoon, D 1/19. He was a great person and a great soldier. I wish the best to his family and I want them to know that I am honored to have known him. He had a great impact on everyone that knew him. I will always remember him, for he is my hero. His family will always be in my thoughts and prayers. When I am in combat I will always know he is watching my back. I love you brother, see you on the other side."
Sgt Jason Parillo of 1/327th Inf Rgt, 101 Abn Dvn, Ft Campbell, Ky

"Dear Lapinski family,
As Memorial Day approaches, please know that Stanley's service and your sacrifice has not been forgotten. Your family continues to be in our prayers."
Kaye (a 3-7 INF mom) of OK

"To the family of:Stanley J. Lapinski 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"

"Remembered as a good friend, my thoughts go out to your family and friends."
Chris of Atlanta, GA

"May you find comfort in God especially for the days to come. I am sorry for your loss.

Michele Carter
Sister of CPL Gary Walters
KIA in Baghdad, 24 April 2005"

"To Stanley's Family and Friends, I wish to offer my deepest condolences to you. Stanley is a true American Hero who will always be rememberd and honored. May God Bless you all."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"Cpl. Lapinski - I didn't know you, and I'm sad that I never will. It seems that we have something in common. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. I will think of you the next time that I have a sip of Makers Mark."
Brian Lapinski of Seattle WA

"Thank you for serving and protecting us. We are praying for your family as they go through this times of sorrow.

The family of SSG. WILLIAM J. BROOKS, (KIA,MAY 03,2005,BAGHDAD,IRAQ)"
Brenda of Birmingham

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

"Stan "The Man" was a fixture in the Las Vegas music community; he was a DJ for KUNV's Rock Avenue, and a regular patron of The Underground record store and the Double Down Saloon. Most of all, he was one of the nicest people you could have ever met. We will all miss him greatly.

A wake will be held in Stan's memory at one of his favorite Vegas dive bars, Champagne's Cafe (3557 S. Maryland Pkwy, across from the Boulevard Mall), on Sunday, June 19th, 2005 from 5-9pm. We will be celebrating his life with Maker's Mark and music; just the way he would have wanted it."
Ivy of Las Vegas, NV

"As the Nevada State Coordinator for the Home of the Brave Quilt Project, I would like to offer condolences to Cpl. Lapinski`s family on the loss of this fine young man. The goal of this national project is to make a memorial quilt for the family of each fallen hero; our Nevada Chapter's goal is to make a quilt for each lost service person who lists a Nevada town as their hometown. We would be honored to make such a quilt for Cpl. Lapinski's family. We are an all-volunteer group and we do this free of charge. You can learn more about our project at http://www.marilynquilts.com/ If you know of a family in Nevada or any other state who has not received a quilt, please contact me. Finding a way to contact the families is difficult for us--harder than making the quilts-- so if you can help us get in touch with families, please email me.

JoysBees@yahoo.com"
Jackie Joy of Reno, Nevada

"TO THE LAPINSKI FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. WE ARE DEEPLY SADDEN BY THE LOST OF STANLEY. AN OUR HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH STANLEY AND YOUR FAMILY. STANLEY THANK YOU; FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY. TO FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM AND TO GIVE THOSE IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ A NEW BEGINNING. AN FOR MAKING AMERICA ALOT SAFER SINCE 911. YOU HAVE NOT GIVEN YOUR LIFE IN VAIN. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED FOREVER, NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN. YOU ARE A BROTHER TO ALL THOSE THAT SERVED OUR COUNTRY. AN ALL WILL MISS YOU DEARLY. STANLEY HAS TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF SO MANY. THAT HIS FAMILY KNOWNS TO BE TRUE! PEOPLE HONESTLY, ARE CONCERNED FOR YOUR FAMILY AND FOR ALL STANLEY HAS DONE FOR US! I AM SO THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL HE SERVED ALONG SIDE OUR SON. WATCHING OVER ONE ANOTHER AND EACH OTHERS UNITS. YET, BOTH HAD NOT KNAOWN EACH OTHER PERSONALLY. STILL BOTH KNEW HIS ROLE IN THE MILITARY. THE MILITARY WAS STANLEY'S AND GREGORY'S CALLING IN LIFE. NOW BOTH ARE TOGETHER AGIN ON A NEW MISSION. STANLEY YOU ARE A HERO! GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"Thank you Stanley Lapinski, 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 Cpl. Stanley Lapinski:
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 Stanley 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 Cpl. Stanley Lapinski:
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 Stanley, 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