Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Maj. Horst G. Moore

38, of San Antonio, Texas.
Moore died in Mosul, Iraq, when enemy mortar rounds detonated within his unit living area. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker BrigadeCombat Team), Fort Lewis, Washington. Died on November 9, 2004.

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"Maj Moore, we will always remember your sacrifice and keep you and your family in out prayers.
I remember seeing you before the mortar attack and then later when we found you in the trailer, The Lancer Brigade will always honor your service and remember your great contributions"
GPJ of Mosul, Iraq

"The years keep flying by but you are always in my heart big brother! Missing those days when we were kids and remembering how my life has always been better because I had such a wonderful big brother. You had the best laugh and could always make me smile. Thank you to all who left a message on this site. It means a lot to me to be able to come back so many years later and see the messages from others who knew him."
Bea Magathan of Emporia, Ks

"Gary, many years have passed, and I am still thinking about you and the family you left behind."
Russ Bodine of Virginia

"Gary, I still think of you and will never forget. I hope your family is well. I am sorry."
Russ Bodine of Virginia

"Sir, I was the first one in your room after the rounds came in. Im sorry there was nothing i could do.
Someone who knew you told me about you later. How great of a father, husband, and soldier you are."
Doc of Seattle

"To the family of:Horst G.Moore
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""

"November 15, 2008
To the family of Maj. Horst G. Moore:
Horst 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

"Maj. Gary Moore and family,

I served with Maj. Moore in the 108th ADA BDE at Ft. Bliss, TX in 2000 and 2001. He was one of my only mentors in the army and I appreciate having known him and worked with such a great leader.

My utmost condolences to Maj. Moore's family and loved ones. I will never forget him.

If there is ever anything I can do to help Maj. Moore's family or loved ones, please let me know."
Capt. Chris LeCron of Charleston, SC, USA

"To the family of this great man. Thank you and God bless for standing tall and teaching the rest of us how we all should stand. Your husband was a hero and man of honor and courage. We as American are proud and honor to have such a hero serve his country and died of it. Only a true hero will go in battle and protect the freedom that we all take for granted. Your husband shall never be forgotten and neither should his loving wife that stood by his side no matter what. You also gave so much to your country you gave us your beloved to protect us so thank you my dear thank you and God bless. I hope I have the corrected address to send you a quilt to honor your beloved husband. Freedom Quilts is trying to make sure that all the fallen soldiers parents and spouse will not be forgotten. We honor you with a quilt made with so much love to let you know that yes we truly care about our heroes and our heroes family. My website if you wish to check out is www.freedomquilts.net and my email for you to contact me if you need to is debeniel@ncn.net if you know of others then please contact me so I can make sure they also receive a quilt to honor their love ones. Again God bless and take care."
Betty Nielsen of Fonda, IA

"Sir,
I will not forget the short time we served together or the conversation we had during the last Lancer OPD before we deployed. You are missed by all in the Lancer BDE and your memory will not be forgotten. I am proud to have deployed with you and served with you.
LANCERS!"
CPT Jon S. Pendell of HHC, 1st BDE (SBCT), 25th ID(L), Mosul, Iraq

"I served with then CPT Moore in 2-6 ADA at Fort Bliss, TX. His charge at that time was to train new Soldiers to perform their jobs to the best of their ability, and that he did. He was an excellent Commander who looked out for and trained his Soldiers well. He was a pleasure to serve with and his loss will be felt by those with whom he served for years to come."
SFC John C. Wieland of Indianapolis, Indiana

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

"To Horst's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice as we lose yet another of Texas' sons.

Sincerely,

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (The Big Ern's Mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

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

"To Horst's Family:
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

"Sir, I never met you or served under you, but I know "Duece Four" will never forget you."

"Thank you Horst Moore, 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 Major Horst Moore:
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 Horst 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 Major Horst Moore:
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 Horst, 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