Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. George R. Roehl, Jr.

21, of Manchester, New Hampshire.
Roehl died of injuries sustained in Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle and subsequently came under small arms fire during combat operations. He was assigned to the 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on April 11, 2006.

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"Hi Georgie.... It's Beanie...just stopping g I. To look over your page read your candles and thankfully over all the memories I'm doing this with Heather and her new husband who you never got to meet him take care of us and will always think of you I love you"
Brenda of Manchster

"I thought of you today and many other
days I thought of the guy I knew the kid I shared a room with and the one I had heard of they were not the same person. The person I knew was kind and compassionate and was always willing to help others and deeply wanted the approval of the ones he held dear. I had a conversation with some of my close friends just weeks before your death and I told them I really wanted to tell you that I was proud of you and I never got that chance I hope you somehow know or knew this."
Chris Black of Pembroke NH

"Georgie ..... yeah it's me Aunt Beanie, although the days continue to pass by and you have not been with us in body, I say you continue to be with me and the kids always in heart, soul,thoughts and spirit, Sadie wears your tag to this day and vowed to keep it with her always, and between her and I, this has never been broken and wont. We take great pride in honoring you. I think of you often and remember your smile your laugh and your unselfishness, I miss you and I love you."
Brenda Daoust Georgie's maternal aunt of Manchester, NH/ Hillsborough County

"I still miss you George, even now. You were taken when we were just starting out, and I will always remember you. My thoughts are with your family who I never got to know"
Rachel of England

"I love you George - words cant express my sadness. You are and always have been an amazing man."
Jessica B of North Carolina Now.

"i would like to thank all the caring people who write of fond memories of my brother, its hard losing someone you care about but think of the good times and never let his spirit die and you will find peace thank you sincerely georges little brother steven"
steven roehl of weare, NH

"April 18, 2009
To the family of Pfc. George R. Roehl, Jr.:
George 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

"Cub Scout Pack 2 & Boy Scout Troop 2 of Antrim, New Hampshire have a tradition of marching for a fallen soldier in the Antrim & Bennington Memorial Day parades. To honor the sacrifice of George R. Roehl Jr., a Scout will march for him in our May 26, 2008 parade, carrying a card bearing his name, picture and a brief note about him. The Scouts of Troop 2 and Pack 2 will not forget his contribution to freedom."
Brian Beihl, Scoutmaster of Antrim, New Hampshire USA

"I remember hanging out on the old train tracks behind Hesser with George, drinking brews, talking about life, having deep conversations and the night before I left Hesser for good I was chillin with him. I remember him talking about wanting to go into the Army. After I was gone from Hesser, I chilled with him 1 more time then lost contact with him. He didn't join the Army to be a hero, He felt he had no other choice, things were going crazy, and of course he wanted out of Manch. And because of this War of lies, another good young man is dead. And it makes me sick that people use his and other dead young peoples name in vain to further this b.s. war.
And if you think different, then you were not a friend of George. R.I.P. George. You know brew is Poured out for you anytime some old HesserCrew is chillin.
Peace and Blessings."
DJ DanO of Manch,NH

"Missin' you, kid."
Dad

"georgie boy......its chad. ill miss all those weekends of fun in the barracks. you, me, sal, shawn(RIP), and all the rest. thank you for being such a great friend. ive been a wreck without having you and lasswell around on weekends. im outta the army now and will always carry your legend in my heart. that was a horrible day, ill never forget it. oh yeah, those pieces of human garbage that did this to you are rotting in hell right now, they died like the cowards they were. it was the least we could of done for you. we all miss ya buddy. thank you for being such a great friend. ill never be the same again. a big part of me was lost that day. rest easy now brother, LIVE FREE OR DIE."
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"To the family of:George R. Roehl,Jr. 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 am trying unsuccessfully to find George's mom to deliver a hand made quilt to. If anyone has contact information, please let me know.
Linda Heminway, Plaistow NH

My sincere condolences to the Roehl family. A group of people from NH have cared enough to make a quilt for this family and we would love to find them and deliver it."
Linda Heminway of Plaistow NH

"George, I remenber when you were a little boy. You were definitely a force to be reckoned with. I never would have thought you would pay the ultimate price for our freedom. Words cannot express my deepest most sincere praise and recognition of you for that. Your presence will be forever part of me. I have learned a lot about you and life from your personal sacrifice and promise to spread your ambition and perserverance onto my grandchildren.

For Betty, George, Sara, Benjamin, Stephen, and Briana please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Georgie. May God bless your family and keep you always."
Debi Langlais of Hill, New Hampshire, USA

"If he can stand in battle to ensure our freedom,
We can stand in grief with his family to honor him……

In Remembrance of Pfc. George R. Roehl,

To the Roehl/Vezina Family, our sincerest and heartfelt condolences are extended to you for the loss you have endured. We pray that in time grief will turn to pride and the pain of loss will be replaced with peace in knowing your loved one is in the hands of the Lord.

For every fallen hero, there is a bright star that shines in the evening sky to remind us that freedom is a cherished gift and it is not without sacrifice.

May you take comfort in knowing that many families across this great nation grieve with you in your time of sadness.

Our prayers are with you for peace and healing.

Sincerely,"
Bruce and Karen Thurston of Gilford, NH

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

"Thank you George Roehl, Jr., 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. George Roehl, Jr.:
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 George 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. George Roehl, Jr.:
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 George, 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