Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew W. Nowacki

24, of South Euclid, Ohio.
Nowacki died from wounds received as a result of hostile action in Babil Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Marine Force Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Erie, Pennsylvania. Died on February 26, 2005.

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"This world is lesser without you"
GySgt John Wilson of Georgetown PA

"To the family of:Andrew W.Nowacki
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""

"6 years this year and yet you still are my number one role model Ace."
Brian Cannon of Sussex, New Jersey

"Dennis, Sheila, Nate, and Pete
I just saw a story on Nancy Grace about your precious son and brother. I wanted to contact you and got lucky and found you on line. I want to let you know I appreciate the service Andrew provided for our country. I am sorry for his loss. I was particularly touched by the comment that he liked to send photos home of himself with Iraqi children. That is beautiful! Nate and Pete I would also like to thank you for serving our country! I hope this message finds all of you well.

Sincerely,"
Jessica Davis of Broken Arrow, OK

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families 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"
Scott Steiner of Gahanna, OH / USA

"It's been a little over 4 years since you reported to Heaven, brother. I'm taking the fight to our enemies here in Afghanistan, but in your honor... I'm trying to instill a sense of peace and hope in the young. You were a humanitarian in every sense of the word and I am trying my best to model myself to be like you. Miss you everyday brother. Never forgotten, ever."
SGT Scott Bock, U.S. Army, 3 BCT 1 ID of Korengal Valley (Death Valley), Kunar Province, Afghanistan

"February 4, 2009
To the family of Lance Cpl. Andrew W. Nowacki:
Andrew 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

"Ace, I think about you everyday, you will always be a part of me. We discussed several issues in my life,and you were always there and a man to lean on.I was your supervisor and a friend. I miss you brother,everyday I drive past your name on state Route 44. and everytime I think how blessed I am to know you and will continue to know you, until I see you again. One other thing,when I feel things are to hard to bare and feel down, I always remember you saying "There's nothing to be unhappy about"."
Captain Paul J Papes of Grand River P.D.

"thanks for the rides brother... missing you guys"
jake klipp of milwaukee, wi

"Ace, I remember going to Brush auto shop to see you guys as your school resource officer. That made my day, everyday. You made all of us proud. I miss you my friend."
Det. John F. Nicholl Lyndhurst Police Dept. (ret) of Lyndhurst, Ohio USA

"We won't forget Andy..."
Mary of Mentor, OH

"February 26, 2008. I cannot believe its been three years already.

"We few. We happy few. We band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother, be he ne'er so vile, this day shall gentle his condition."

William Shakespeare
Henry V"
Cpl Aaron C. Beargie of Cleveland, OH

"To the Family of Lance Cpl. Andrew Nowacki
May you find comfort in the memories he leaves behind and in the solace of family and friends.
Rest in Peace Marine."
The Devaney Family of Lincoln Park, N.J.

"Thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers . Ace was a delight to know and everyone that he met, he touched in some way. He was a fine police officer and felt that his duty was to educate, and, as a Marine, he felt the future of Iraq was in the kids, so he befriended many. Some day, I pray that one of those little kids will remember the smiling Marine with the blue eyes, and be a true leader in Iraq.
Thanks, again, to all of you.
senowacki@sbcglobal.net"
Sheila Nowacki, Ace's Mom of Painesville, Ohio

"As of today I am wearing a bracelet withLcpl "Ace" Nowacki's picture and rank and date of death to honor him and to remind people I come in contact with of the many who have died in service to the U.S.A.
An old Marine."
Jack Tatham of irvine ca. U.S.A.

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

"I served with Andy over seas in this last deployment and if u knew Andy then u know he made it very entertaing for all of us no matter what we did and he did it every day with a smile on his face that was Andy he did alot of funny things but when it was time for going out on our missions he was very profesional at his job so as we write this in remebering him we like to say we miss u and will never ever forget u"
FRIENDS

"Ace...You were not just a friend, you were like a brother to us. The times we all spent together, camping, rafting and just hanging out will stay in our minds, and the bond that we had will live in our hearts. There is not a day since you've past Ace, that you do not cross our minds. Be at peace and watch over us as we patrol as you once did..... We love you Ace......and one day we will all see eachother again."
Todd, Mike, John of Euclid Ohio

"Andrew will never be forgotten in our minds and in our hearts. Andrew was what the "good in the world" is about. God will ease your pain in time and give you all strength. May you know that there are those who still grieve with you and always will."
Judy K. of Mentor, Ohio

"To the family of Andrew, my family honors your hero. He was a brave man who gave his life for the most precious gift: freedom. His bravery, valor and courage will always be remembered. We are grateful for his loyal service and we will never forget the sacrifice that he made of our country.
All of our prayers are with you, and remember that you are not alone.
God Bless Andrew and the Nowacki family."
Jennifer and SSG Larry Mays and family of Massillon, Ohio

"My sincere condolences to the family of Andrew Nowacki. I know the pain you are going through because I too lost my son in Iraq on 1/26/05 in a helicopter crash. May God ease your pain."
Helen Gilbert (hrg715@aol.com) of Dayton, Ohio

"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

"To the family and friends of Andrew, May God be with you during your time of sorrow. Andrew is a true hero, and will never be forgotten. Our family shares in your sorrow. We lost my brother SPC Shawn Davies this past July. If you should ever want to talk I am not that far away. You can reach me at toniannp@sbcglobal.net. Until you meet with Andrew again, try to remember the good that he has done, and the hapiness that he has brought to your lives."
Toni Peters of Concord, OH

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Andrew W. Nowacki,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please use our link and register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts "
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, California USA

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

"Thank you Andrew Nowacki, 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 Lance Cpl. Andrew Nowacki:
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 Andrew 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 Lance Cpl. Andrew Nowacki:
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 Andrew, 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