Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Clinton R. Upchurch

31, of Garden City, Kansas.
Upchurch died in Samarra, Iraq, during patrol operations when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV and enemy forces attacked using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on January 7, 2006.

Please send information, photos, and corrections for Army Spc. Clinton R. Upchurch.


Contributions to the Families of the Fallen


Leave a message in memory of this servicemember, and/or to the loved ones left behind.

Please report inappropriate messages

There's not a single day that goes by that I don't think about you brother. You are truly missed. Happy Memorial Day.

Ne Desit Virtus

Until We Form Again

Cpl Randall Burks of Astor, Fl

"To the family of:Clinton R. Upchurch
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 grew up with Clinton in Garden City, Kansas and we played together as kids. His innocence and good heart will be remembered as well as his sacrifice. Much Love and Respect."
Kelly McGrew of Boulder, CO

"Hello Kari and family! Not sure if you remember me. I'm SGT Ellsworth's Wife. My husband served with yours in Iraq with the 3STB!.. I think about you, Clint and the kids often .. Wonder how your doing and chuckle at the "care package" contest our hubbys use to have. You always beat me tho. I sent alot, but im pretty sure you sent way more!! Hope your doing well. If you read this look me up on facebook!! Take care prayers hugs and love!"
Christine Ellsworth of Ft Bliss Tx

"i was clinton's widow's foster child. he was a great man and i am saddened to learn of his death. he will be missed. he was a brave man for doing what he did and i thank him for giving his life for this country. You are in my thoughts Kari always"
Angela O'Banion of Girard, KS

"January 4, 2009
To the family of Spc. Clinton R. Upchurch:
Clinton 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Dear Clint,
You don't know me, but I am a friend of your Mom's. We met at a ceremony in Mulvane Kansas to honor our brave soldiers who have given their ALL. My son Donald Jay Hasse was also killed in the war. Your Mother is a wonderful woman and I want you to know how proud she is of you. She loves you so very much and misses you more than I can tell you. Please know that your parents are doing ok and they DO miss you and love you."
Beth Ann Todd of Wichita.Ks

"I am the widow of Clinton R Upchurch, and I am so honored to read the great posting that have been put on this sight. I also have a great appreciation to those who that the time to express their thoughts here. I am confident that Clint did give his life for a worthy cause. He wished to be there and I know would have gladly chosen to give his life for what he believed in. He was honored to serve in the 101st Airborne Division, as he had watched Band of Brothers for so long. He died as a Band of Brothers member and I am so proud of him. I miss him every moment of everyday. He was and always will be one of the greatest men, ever."
Kari Upchurch of Fort Campbell, KY

"Dear Family of Clinton Upchurch:
To honor the Kansas soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and their families,the professional portrait artists of the Grateful Hearts Project are offering to paint a portrait of the individual soldier for his family.

these 16"x20" original portraits are being offered completely free of charge in recognition of the sacrificies made by these brave soldiers and in condolence for their families loss.
Please email us at gratefulheartsproj@sbcglobal.net for more information.
The Artists of Grateful Hearts"
J.Gragg of Lee's Summit,Mo.

"Clinton, I can't thank-you and your family for serving for us here at home. My gratitude to you, and all those that you left behind."
Arca of Nashville, tn

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"I dont know Clinton, only came to hear about his death through an online friend.

I shall not forget the name of the one of many who gave their lives."
P. Oliver of Wrexham, Wales, UK

"I am looking for a family member of Clinton. I was in the Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run here in Illinois 06-2006 and i had gotten his dog tag for his name being put on the wall. I would like to give it to a family member as token of my appreication of what he had done for our country. Please if anyone can get this to a family member that would be great email me at maggiekam1@yahoo.com thanks again."
Margaret of Lockport, Illinois

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, Clinton will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana God Bless you ALWAYS. "

"Thank you Clinton Upchurch, 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. Clinton Upchurch:
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 Clinton 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. Clinton Upchurch:
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 Clinton, 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