Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel J. Pratt

48, of Youngstown, Ohio.
Pratt died in An Nasiriyah, Iraq from a non-combat related cause. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 211th Maintenance Company, Newark, Ohio. Died on November 3, 2005.

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"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

"November 3, 2008
To the family of Sgt. 1st Class Daniel J. Pratt:
Daniel 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

"To the family of:Daniel J. Pratt 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 served with Sgt. Pratt in the 237th. This man wuold stand up for his soldiers like no one you that you've ever seen. Sgt Pratt and I didn't always get along, but it takes a man to be the NCO he was. Six years I knew him and served with him. I thank him and his family for all they've done to ensure our freedom."
Rick McKinney of Rexburg, Idaho

"Dan, it was great to know you buddy. You were one of my best friends in Iraq. Even though we were the same rank, I always looked up to you. You did so much for the Army with so little in return except for knowing you did your best. You will live on because of all that you shared with others."
SFC David Garlits of david.garlits@us.army.mil

"To the Family and Friends of Sgt. 1st Class Daniel J. Pratt: I was given Sgt. Pratt's name at a Memorial Service this past weekend. I am truly sorry for your loss and can only offer my deepest condolences to those whose lives he touched. My prayers and thoughts are but a small token of honor and homage for his sacrifice. May this thoughtful remembrance comfort and console those who were close to him."
Jim Hafner of Fairway, KS

"To Daniel's Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Daniel, thank you for all you have done in Iraq and in your life. You Daniel are a true American Hero. May God Bless you Daniel and God Bless your family."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"Lord, I ask You to bless my
friend who is reading this right now.
Where there is pain, may
they find peace and mercy.

Where there is self-doubt, may
they gain a renewed confidence.
Where there is weariness or exhaustion, give
them understanding, patience, and strength.

Where there is fear, reveal your love,
and offer to them your courage.
Give them greater vision, bless their finances, and raise
up leaders and friends to support and encourage them.

May their spirit always be joyous and their
days rich and full with love and happiness,
And may they always know that they have a friend.

Gone but not forgotten.
Thank you for sharing your loved one with us,
and for the sacrifice made by you and your family on our behalf.
Proud mom of Lcpl Alex. Currently serving in Iraq"
Patricia of Bishop, CA

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your
Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the loyal service and sacrifice that was made and
WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
Our cousin LCPL Michael Smith Jr. gave his life on 4-17-04 fighting for freedom.
Please know that this was not in vain and these American Heros will FOREVER be honored.
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

"I am so proud of you, Danny, and so sad for your family. I can still remember Thanksgiving at the camp in Delaware...your dad (Uncle Jimmy) taking us all for a ride in his new big truck out through the woods at midnight to show my dad that his truck could go through anything. And then the long, dark walk home when it DID get stuck! You and my brother Danny kept hiding and jumping out of the dark to scare us girls! That's the picture I see when I think of you. And now you are a hero! Thank you for giving your life for our country. My kids are both Air Force now, so I have a great pride in our military men and women. You will be forever in my thoughts and prayers. My love and sympathy to your family. Your cousin, Teri (Hume) Gove"
Teri Gove of Owings, MD

"I will pray for Danny at Mass Sunday; And for his family. I am sorry to say I have not seen my cousin in 35 years."
Rev. Mr. Mike Hume of Pulaski, TN 38478

"As a mom of five young children, I am so grateful for the sacrifice of this brave solder Daniel J. Pratt words can not express the emotion. He payed the ultimate price for our freedom and the freedom of so many other people who suffered under the rule of Sadaam. May God be with you in this time of sorrow and may you find comfort in the fact that we think about Daniel's sacrifice for the love of his country. May we NEVER forget! Thank you!"
Jill Hughes of houston Texas

"TO THE PRATT FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. DEEPLY SADDEN BY THE NEWS OF DANIEL. MY TEARS NEVER STOPPED FOR OUR SON GREGORY. KIA BALAD,IRAQ 05-03-04 AND TO THOSE TEARS ARE FOR DANIEL. HE HAS NOT DIED IN VAIN! DANIEL YOU ARE A REAL AMERICAN HERO! THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY AND FOR BEING A MILITARY BROTHER TO OUR SON AS HE WAS TO YOU!. I REALIZE YOU ARE SOMEONE'S SOMEONE AND YOU ARE SOMEONE TO THE WAHL FAMILY. GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM, NY

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

"DANIEL THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY AND FOR BEING A MILITARY BROTHER TO OUR SON. NEWS OF YOU HAS SADDEN OUR FAMILY. MY TEARS NEVER STOPPED FLOWING FOR OUR SON. TODAY THOSE TEARS FLOW ARE FOR YOU DANIEL. SADDEN FOR ANOTHER ONE OF GREGORY'S BROTHER'S. GAVE THE ULIMATE SCARIFICE FOR OUR COUNTRY. SO UNSELFISH OF YOU DANIEL. WELL OVER TWO HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS IN AMERICA. AN IT'S DANIEL RISKING EVERYTHING FOR US ALL. YOU ARE SOMEONE'S SOMEONE AND YOU ARE SOMEONE TO THE WAHL FAMILY. GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"Thank you Daniel Pratt, 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 Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Pratt:
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 Daniel 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 Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Pratt:
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 Daniel, 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