Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Pfc. Peter D. Wagler

18, of Partridge, Kansas.
Wagler died in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained that day when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M1A2 Abrams tank during patrol operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on January 23, 2006.

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"To the family of:Peter D. Wagler
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""

"Its 2011 now. but I think about "wagler" as I knew him, all the time. I remember him telling me "you wont drive my tank" as we where unloading them in Kuwait. I laughed and agreed, I told him ill Get him for any of his companies tanks. He also taught me what "Pennsylvania dutch" was. You will never be forgotten, and your sacrifice will be honored for the rest of my life."
Daniel Serna of La, Crescenta. CA

"Remembering the sacrifice. May you rest in peace."

"January 18, 2009
To the family of Pfc. Peter D. Wagler:
Peter 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

"I remember reading his obituary in the Wichita Eagle. Just wanted his family to know that he hasn't been forgotten."
Roger Clark of Newton Kansas

"Dear Family of Peter Wagler;
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 informaion.
The artists of Grateful Hearts"
J. Gragg of Lee's Summit, mo.

"Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay that day,
to laugh, to love, to work or play.
Task undone must stay that way.
I found peace at the close of the day.
If my parting left a void,
then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with time of sorrow,
I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one touched.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,
But don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me.
God wanted me now, He set me free!"
William Darby Taylor Jr. of Bonita Springs Florida

I would like to say thank you to you and the other soldier who was also killed in that blast for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Ducti Amore Parriae"
(Having Been Led By Love Of Country)
12th Inf. Motto"

"Thank you for fighting for liberty for all of us. May there be comfort where there is sorrow. To Peter's family, he was there for you, and even now, he's there for the love of our country."
May Yang of Sacramento, CA

"Don't think of what a short life Peter has had, but of what wonderful things he did during his time. He accomplished and gave more to this world than many men do in a lifetime. He gave his life for his country and that is the ultimate sacrifice. He will always be remembered by this country as the reason why we have what we have - freedom and opportunity. He has a brave, honorable soul and will never be forgotten. He is smiling down on us right now with love."
Rebekah Jamison of Santa Cruz, CA


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

"To David, Trish & family, I remember Peter as a small boy when I lived in Hutchinson. I am saddened at your loss. Thank you for raising such a marvelous young man who followed God's leading. Who knows how many lives he touched both in the Army and in civilian life. I am praying for each of you. God Bless."
Sue Neuber of Grand Junction, CO, USA

"Thank you Peter Wagler, 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. Peter Wagler:
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 Peter 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. Peter Wagler:
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 Peter, 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