Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army CWO Patrick D. Leach

39, of Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Leach died in Mosul, Iraq after being involved in an Apache helicopter accident. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 151st Aviation Regiment, South Carolina National Guard, Columbia, South Carolina. Died on December 9, 2004.

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"I will have the privilege of honoring Patrick during the 2016 South Carolina Run for the Fallen. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. You are not forgotten.
The run is scheduled for November 5-6, 2016. This particular run showcases teams of volunteer runners to complete segments of a 120 mile run to honor every South Carolina service member who has died since September 11, 2001. We will be culminating this event with a 5K memorial run through downtown Columbia ending at the State House for a short ceremony. Each mile of the run is dedicated to a fallen South Carolina Hero. The run team stops at every mile marker where they present an American Flag and a biographical card in honor of a fallen service member in an effort to create a 120 mile memorial trail through South Carolina. http://www.scrunforthefallen.org/"
Michael Beaudet of Sumter SC

"To the family of:Patrick D.Leach
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""

"I flew with Pat and he was great man and great pilot. To his family, please accept my most sincere condolences."
Elmo Torres of Destin, Florida

"December 7, 2008
To the family of CWO Patrick D. Leach:
Patrick 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

"Warrant Officer Leach, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"Chief Leach is a true American hero that made the ultimate sacrifce. Every American should be proud of him and his family. They are truly what America is all about. God bless Chief Leach, his family, and the United States of America."
Matt, Kyong Sun, Dave, and Wayne Huffman of Seoul, South Korea

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

"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

"Thank you Patrick Leach, 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 CWO Patrick Leach:
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 Patrick 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 CWO Patrick Leach:
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 Patrick, 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