Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Barry Sanford, Sr.

46, of Aurora, Colorado.
Sanford died of non-combat related cause in Balad, Iraq. Sanford was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Support Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on July 7, 2003.

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"S/Sgt. Sanford,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just 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."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"To honor the service you gave our country, we would like to make your family a Home of the Brave quilt. Please contact me regarding additional information that is necessary to proceed with your quilt.
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Thank you."
Cathy Kreter of Riverside, CA/USA

"THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS AND HEARTFELT WORDS. MY FATHER WOULD BE SO HAPPY TO KNOW HE IS STILL THOUGHT OF DAY IN AND DAY OUT NOT JUST BY HIS FAMILY BUT BY HIS FRIENDS. EVEN THOUGH IT HAS BEEN 7 YEARS TODAY I STILL AM SADDENED BY HIS LOSS AND I THINK OF HIM DAILY. GOD BLESS HIS FRIENDS AND EXTENDED FAMILY WHOM HE SERVED WITH AND RESPECTED AND LOVED.
THANK YOU
tahira07112@yahoo.com"
TAHIRA SANFORD of HILLSBOROUGH, NJ/USA

"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
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

"Barry was a mentor of mine. He helped me out with operations in Bad Kreuznach and Weisbaden Germany. I remember the last time I saw and spoke to him in Camp Doha, Kuwait. You will never be forgotten brother.

SGT Shane Morelock

shane@dns-systems.org"
Shane Morelock of Palm Springs,CA

"July 6, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Barry Sanford, Sr.:
Barry 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

"God bless you and your family. My words cannot express my gratitude and my sorrow."
rosemary white of Orlando, Fl. U.S.A

"Barry,
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."
Mike C. of El Paso, Texas

"To the family of:Barry Sanford,Sr. 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 SSG Sanford in HHC 1AD. I am truly honored to have known and served with such a great human being. My heart and prayers go out to his family and those who loved him. Rest in peace my friend. Job well done."
1SG (Ret) Andrew DeSimone of San Antonio, TX

"To the family of my fallen Brother Barry. Me and Barry go way back to our Grafenwoher days. I will miss my friend Barry and if there is anything that I can do. Just let me know"
Michael b. Staten Sr (House) of Kosovo

"Though time has passed, it will never erase the pain that was felt the day we heard the news.
Barry Sanford Sr. will always be remembered."
Anastasia O. of Colorado Nastia0816@aol.com

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier!!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

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

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

"To the Sanford Family:
All of us in DISCOM were very sad to hear about Barry. He was a good friend and brother. We will always remember the good times in, and out, of the office. If there's anything we can do in the future please let us know. My email is mark.jordan@us.army.mil.

Bro Mark Jordan
Willie H Dixon #142"
SSG Mark Jordan of Baghdad Int. Airport, Iraq

"Thank you Barry Sanford, Sr., 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

"Much love and prayers to the family of this hero. God bless you Barry for your sacrifice. Daisy."
Daisy of Ok.USA

"To Mrs. Sanford, Mrs. Davis, Tahira and Barry Jr: I grieve with you. Barry had grown into a responsible adult - loving husband and father, serving his country so that we can be free. We went to college together and were married and divorced many, many years ago. He found my name on classmates.com and contacted me to tell me he was saved and loved the Lord, and to apologize for our early years. May God be with your during this time. s_sanford@hotmail.com"
Sheila K. Sanford of Plano, TX

"To the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Barry Sanford, Sr.:
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 Barry 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 Staff Sgt. Barry Sanford, Sr.:
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 Barry, 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