Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Louis E. Niedermeier

20, of Largo, Florida.
Niedermeier died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit was conducting combat operations and he came under enemy small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on June 1, 2005.

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"hey louis, it's me again your cousin Craig Conran. I have joined JROTC, if you
can read this in heaven, I want you to know that I am following in your footsteps.
I love you and we all miss you. And one more thing, when I come on up, at least
roll out the welcome mat OK? Love you bye!"
Craig Conran of Hickory,NC,USA

"My cousin Luis was a good man, for he was one of my family members and I never found out what he was truly killed by and even though I barly knew him I know that he was a good man. I was once informed that the cause of his death was from an Iraqian sniper while he was setting up camp. Well, at least I now know what got him KIAed and I do know that he died, with a bronze star and a purple heart, which I do know that only war veterans recive after they get out of their first war alive. I can now rest easy and bring an end to the search of the truth of what caused his death. I thank all of Luis' squad mates for doing your best on trying to get him out alive, but, I guess that God was saying that it was his time. I am done speaking. end of message."
craig conran of clearwater FL

"To the family of:Louis E. Niedermeier
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""

"Niedermeier,
I dont know if im realated or not, but my last name is Niedermeier too!"
caitlin niedermeier

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry at times. I understand, in theory only, that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take your families and friends pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjz-wAQLSA&feature=PlayList&p=477CB1585D5551F3
A hundred times a day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving. - Albert Einstein"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"Niedermeier,

I know you were " FA" but you were with us B co 1-503rd Punisher Platoon, when you left us i was there. I drove you back!
Its been a Long time 4 years.

see you when I get there brother"
SSG Walsh, A of Ft. Home, Austin, Tx

"June 1, 2009
To the family of Pfc. Louis E. Niedermeier:
Louis 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

"Louis,
Youh were my brother & still will always be.
i miss youh so much
when youh used to throw me in my bed. tickle me till i was about to pee haha
i miss youh so much and wish it was not youh that had to go so soon.
i was happy when i was little to find out that youhr mom and my dad were getting married:)
that was like the greatest thing ever. knowing i would have another older brother:)
the one time youh took me on youhr motorcycle:)
denise did not take a picture cause it was to dark. and she said she will get one the next time youh came home. and then youh never came back. when i saw denise fall to the ground when the army people knocked on the door. everything in me just dropped i knew something bad happend:(
i miss youh so much.
like theres no words that can explain it. i want youh back home. rest in paradise i love youh and cant wait to see youh again"
merissa of st.pete florida

"Niedermeier, I am so sorry I could not protect you. I know I said you would be ok, but I am sorry. I miss you so much. I know you were supposed to ride on your motorcycles with me...please forgive me man. I wish you were still here."
Sgt. Hernandez of Chicago

"LOUIS I WILL FOREVER SEE YOU PEEKING THROUGH MY SCREEN DOOR ASKING IF THOSE WERE BROWNIES COOKING. YOU WERE ALWAYS THERE TO GREET ME WITH A SMILE & BIG HELLO. YOU ALWAYS WERE ABLE TO BRING A LITTLE SUNSHINE INTO THE DREARIEST OF DAYS. YOU WILL FOREVER BE IN OUR HEARTS. THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF ME & MY FAMILIES LIVES. YOU MAY BE GONE BUT YOU ARE SO FAR FROM BEING FORGOTTEN. EACH YEAR WE PLACE A MEMORIAL OUTSIDE OUR HOME ON YOUR BIRTHDAY & PROUDLY LET ANYONE WHO WANTS TO KNOW ABOUT THE GREAT FRIEND & HERO WE HAD IN YOU. TILL WE MEET AGAIN DEAR FRIEND. WE LOVE YOU."
TAMMY BERRY & FAMILY of LARGO, FL

"Louis, you were always polite, respectful and friendly to me. You belonged to an earlier era, where kids were taught to respect their elders, to work hard, to stay out of trouble, and be a good person. I still miss you, and think your death was a loss to the world. What you could have done with your life, a man like you."
Patrick of Largo, FL 33778

"Louis,
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.

"In Time Of Peace, Prepare For War"
17th FA Motto"

"To the Remembering,
There is a time in life when you have to get up and be a man. You wake up in the morning only caring about what you are greatfull for. You want this for everyone arround you. For everyone to live in freedom. Thats what Louis did. He not only died for our freedom but for the ability to wakeup and see our families, to see our friends, but to make oneself anew. He fought for our way of life. To love one another and for everyone to share the same joy, happiness, and love he had for his country. He touched my life dearly in life as well in death. Im proud to say he was my cousin, my brother, my best friend. To my son and daughter he is their godfather who is looking after them from above. They will remember him as he was.....A HEARO!
We all love you and will never forget how you touched our lives."
Jaime Turner of Winter Springs, Fl, USA

"This is for Louis,
Not a day goes by that you are not in our hearts and our minds. We miss you greatly and wish we had so many more days together. We will always love you and honor your name. We will take you with us where ever we go. You have changed us in death as great as you changed us in life. You will live on in our lives forever. We will tell everyone of the great man the world has lost on June 1st 2005. We love and miss you always."
Aunt Janet & Uncle Jim of Orlando, Fla USA

"To the Niedermeier Family, I wish to offer to you my deepest condolences. Your Louis is a true American Hero. Louis will always be remembered and honored. May God Bless you all, and God Bless Louis."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

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

"I served with Louis, here in Ramadi. He was one of those guys who was just a ton of fun to hang out with. I know that all of us here in the 503D miss him deeply, and we know that he's still watching over us. To his family, I'm terribly sorry... I couldn't imagine how hard it must be. Sarah, he talked about you all the time, and even in the short time I knew him, I know that he loved you very very much. God bless you brother... I'll see you when I get there."
SGT David Ballard of Key Largo, Fl

"Louis was a great friend. I remember him talking to my dad about how he was going to be a part of history. We all miss him dearly and I'm sorry to his family for their loss. He was one of the best friends I had and one of the bravest men I know. I will hold him in my prayers. We all love you and miss you Louis."
Amy Young of Largo, Florida

"Loius,
Was a great man with a kind heart and his love will carry on. We miss him her at home but we all know that he will forever be in are hearts.

Please also see this web address below
http://www.legacy.com/Soldiers.asp?Page=FSStory&PersonID=14098054"
Irene Wheaton of Saint Petersburg, FL

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. America will forever honor your Hero.
The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the sacrifice that was made and we will NEVER FORGET.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays of Massillon, Ohio

"To The Niedermeier Family,
Our Family, Our City, Our Country grieves with you. We are so saddened by your loss. Your Soldier was OUR HERO! We will never forget him or the others who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless You and your Brave Soldier.."
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN 6/9/05

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

"6/3/05
To Louis' family,
We know your pain, and wish to express our deep sorrow for your loss. Your son is truly a hero and will be known forever for his bravery and willingness to protect our great nation. We pray every day for the families of lost soldiers. God bless and keep you.
'My sacrifice, God, is a broken spirit;
God, do not spurn a broken, humbled heart.' Ps 51:19"
Webster and Ruth Reed (father and stepmom of Jonathan Ray Reed who died in Baghdad on 1/28/05) of Krotz Springs, Louisiana

"To the Niedermeir family from the Wahl family. We are deeply sadden by the lost of LOUIS! Our heart and parys are with him and your family. LOUIS you have not given your life in vain. You will be remembered always never to be forgotten. LOUIS you have touched the hearts of so many. Those in your community, across AMERICA, friends, neighbor's, those in IRAQ and the loving NIEDERMEIER family. Louis you served our country with such pride. An so thankful and grateful that our son served alon side of you. I realize LOUIS that you and GREGORY had not known one another. Still you are military brothers that always watch over one another's back. An now you both are together once agin. I am so proud of you, our son and all those that have given a life for us all in AMERICA. Sad< yet I realize with out special men as you. America would not be alot saver since 911!!!! An those in IRAQ would not be with a new beginning for not without soldiers with a heart. LOUIS, your not just a name. YOU are someone's someone, and you are someone to me!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"Thank you Louis Niedermeier, 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 Pfc. Louis Niedermeier:
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 Louis 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. Louis Niedermeier:
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 Louis, 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