Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Matthew E. Schneider

23, of Gorham, New Hampshire.
Schneider died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, from a non-combat related cause. Schneider was assigned to the 141st Signal Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Wiesbaden, Germany. Died on August 28, 2006.

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"Matt and the Family of Matt,

It was an Honor and a privalage to serve with you in A-Co 141st Sig Bn. I will never forget the smiles and jokes we shared. The good and the hard times. You are gone but NEVER FORGOTTEN."
SPC Jason Clark of Aiken SC

"To the family of:Matthew E. Schneider
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""

"Matt... i think about you everyday still, and miss you more and more. You will never be forgotten, and i will never find another friend like you <3"
Bianca of manchester, NH

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Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"God chooses his most elite to fight his battle up above. As Matts room mate from Ft Gordon I can say that the world has not only lost a good friend, but a true warrior who always believed in his cause. Matt had a personality that can never be duplicated and he will be missed in the hearts of many. I Send my thoughts to his family and will be traveling to Arlington to visit him in the next week or two. I wish his family all the best, and please rest in peace knowing that you have a warrior watching over you all."
PFC Robert Tuzi of Mays Landing, NJ

"July 6, 2008
To the family of Spc. Matthew E. Schneider:
Matthew 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 Matthew E. Schneider, 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

"to matthew's family, I did not know matt, i read here that he died in ramadi in august of 2006, i was in ramadi all that summer as well. my name is Senior Chief Tony Eafrati USN i was a platoon chief with seal team three that summer, we lost two of our task unit there as well. No matter what you read it will not describe what that city was like then. it was wicked! by the way i was born and raised in Gorham New Hampshire class of 1986 ghs. I have been in the service a long time and have seen a lot of friends pass. But let me tell you it is a JUST CAUSE and i know this doesnt help the pain, but lots of us out there appreciate his sacrifice and will never forget it! tony"
socs tony eafrati of coronado california

"If you are able,
save them a place
inside of you
and save one backward glance
when you are leaving
for the places they can
no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say
you loved them,
though you may
or may not have always.
Take what they have left
and what they have taught you
with their dying
and keep it with your own.
And in that time
when men decide and feel safe
to call the war insane,
take one moment to embrace
those gentle heroes
you left behind.
Major Michael Davis O'Donnell
1 January 1970
Dak To, Vietnam"
William D. Taylor of Bonita Springs Fl

"million thanks to you for the ultimate sacrifice. The old cliche is so true, "Freedom isn't Free" and your life bears witness to that. To your mother and father and loved ones, I pray that God will grant his GRACE and MERCY on their lives each and every day. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten!!"
KC of paducah, kentucky

"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, Matthew will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!
"

"Matthew,
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 Casey of El Paso, Texas

"Thank you Matthew Schneider, 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 Spc. Matthew Schneider:
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 Matthew 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 Spc. Matthew Schneider:
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 Matthew, 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