Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Gregory L. Wahl

30, of Salisbury, North Carolina.
Wahl died in Balad, Iraq, when his military vehicle left the road and flipped over in a canal. He was assigned to the 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany. Died on May 3, 2004.

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"Dear Dad,
its been four months since we last talk well me talking to you but i just wanted to drop by and tell you how I've been.. so i started school like two weeks ago and let me just tell you its been hectic i already had two tests, two presentations and homework that I'm just dreading. I'm now 17 years old and many things happened in the summer i went to a camping site in Nashville i also went to PA for a camping and EL Salvador to visit family then when i came back to new york my best friend well ex best friend now has been acting up and been blowing up on me and my friend kevin and it was just a weird summer like it really was but other then that i had a fantastic surprise party on my birthday by my really close friends who i sincerely love to death .... you remember britt? well we have gotten really close this year like extremely like I'm not even used to this yet we text,call hangout we have not done that at all until this and last year its just strange...//// i just want to say that i really miss you a lot you don't even understand what you mean to me dad ii don't even know what to do anymore my sickness is coming back soon and I'm just constantly thinking of you grandpa and uncle evan like i honestly just believe that if i had amnesia everything would be perfect and i would be fine i don't want to forget you but if i were to forget the pain and my depressing life i would take that option in a heartbeat.../// did i tell you that I'm positive on what career i want to take in the future well i want to be a dermatologist i think i got it from you i love popping pimples and seeing the pus or oils comes out and it just really soothes me and makes me feel all giddy XD


well talk to you some other time
i love you tons
bye daddy <3"
alexis

"5-29-16


Dear Dad,
I've been thinking about you lately, in a day or two its gonna be memorial day and its just getting tough for me. I thought i was strong, i thought i could handle everything but i guess I'm breaking again its been 12 years and I'm still not over your death. You would have thought that just because i was 4 years old when you passed away that i wouldn't remember anything at all and that i wouldn't be effected, well your wrong i do have memories, fun memories of us having fun and enjoying life like theres no tomorrow and now I'm 16 years old and I'm still effected to this day. 2 years ago was a dramatic change for me and thanks to that year i am who i am now, I'm now a bright outgoing teenage girl who has already set up goals for her future... Dad i really miss you i honestly do i just wish that you would be alive i think about how i would be if you were alive like would i be different then who i am now? would i have more personalities? would i actually have friends at school and not be shy to stick up for myself? will i be happy? these thoughts pop up once in a while when i think of you..
well thanks for listening as always it helps...
i love and miss you!

-Alexis"

"12/19/15
dear dad,
its been awhile since i last spoke to you. Many things have happened since august, i dated this guy name kevin he meant the world to me until we broke up over something small.. if we would have stayed together maybe on our 6 or 7 month anniversary i wanted to take him out to the cemetery and have a little picnic and i would introduce him to you but things happened now fast forward to this day me and him are still friends well we just got back to being friends again... i still have feelings but it will go away hopefully but it won't be soon. Mom is angry at me b/c I've been bugging her to let me talk and hangout with kevin aka known as the Mexican. but anyway how are you doing? did u eat anything? i spoken to grandpa on the Facebook messenger and it was nice b/c i get to let everything out of my system and feel relieved about talking about it. I miss you and grandpa and uncle evan. you guys prob can't tell since i don't cry or think about you guys anymore. remember my old post when i said that me and britt are drifting apart well things are back to normal now which is good and i hope it stays that way. but anyways its 11:17 pm I'm gonna go talk to you hopefully sometime soon
i love you
i miss you

bye daddy!"
alexis of teddy island

"5/4/15
hey dad yesterday was your anniversary
i found an envelope that was about you i was looking through every paper and found something, i don't recall my mom telling me that the medics couldn't save you but it just made me upset i just think that now since everything is new and developed i feel that maybe if we had the technology back then you could have been alive with a few problems as long as you don't have problems about going crazy and stuff like that... but yeah that's my opinion, i guess you could say that i miss you and everything i cried for the first time in how long my tears didnt stay that long and i think it just means that im moving on with life... i want to say thank you for everything you have done for this country and for me i love you tons and you know that by now




farewell dad
i hope to see you in my dreams one day"
alexis

"4/28/15
hey dad its me alexis i already chose a dress and its beautiful its a three piece dress you can wear it in many ways kind of ^_- well i have over 90 people going to my party im really excited but nervous at the same time you wanna know something that might happen i might trip or fall down on my face or stutter when im doing the speech but yeah a few more days until your death anniversary is coming up about 11 years? i think .... im starting to consider George my dad now but idk ughhhhhhhh oh dad im inviting your friend MacDonald he has to be there has to no matter whAT EVEN though it may be awk but i want to get to know him i want to hear stories from him about times you and him hang out and stuff"
alexis wahl of no where

"dear dad,
its me ur daughter. days been passing by slowly and ive been having less anxiety now ive discovered now that im bi and stuff but things are ok I guess remember the Mexican "kevin" ok so he has been ingoring me some times like a freaking bipolar cat I hate this alottttt I understand that he feels the same but I cant help it he pisses me off sometimes I think im on my period im not sure ughhh but so yeah he pisses me off... enough about me how are you? are you eating ok up there? are you pooping well too??? I feel like your prob stressed b/c of me cuz I've been up and down lately like I feel like im a f*ck up sometimes but ill get better, trust me ... ive been thinking about college like where I will be in the future like I want to be a hair stylist but as a side job maybe or a nbc anchor news reporter orrrr a fashion designer ughh so many choices like dah f*ck loll. well im gonna go bye dad ily"
alexis of school

"hey dad its me ur daughter speaking yesterday it snowed for the first time ugh I want more snow to come... today I have to stay at school for and extra two hours which really sucks cuz I failed the stupid math regents in june and now I have to retake them hopefully I get a better score than last time by the end of the month ill probably be bald by all the stress im getting lol...well gtg bell is gonna ring soon ciao love you"
daughter of school

"I just wanted you to know that a day hasnt gone by where iam not thinking of you. Even though you have left this world 12 years ago i still remember the fond memories that me and you shared together and also with our families. I will always love you and cherish our memories together. You are an incredible person with a huge heart. You have always been there to support me and you have always had my back whenever i have needed you. For that i will be forever grateful that you came into my life. You are truely missed and will continue to be missed until i take my last breath on this earth. sincerely your best friend"
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TRACY of uk

"dear dad its me again just wanted to let u know that im doing fine rite now as you may of heard im thinking of getting a piercing but mom is not sure about it really ugh this sucks but im still not over chen whenever I kiss someone its like there lips are not the same as his I guess its becuz he was my first kiss but in the future I want to marry him hopefully that is lol his mom probably dislikes me rite now and will in the future well anyway I gtg bye dad love u xoxoxo"
alexa of school

"dear dad its me again I had a dream of my ex and it was really weird its like I miss him or something I hate this feeling I want to talk to him again but ik that will never happen I wish I did but if he only knew the real real reason why I broke up with him but I have to get over it I have a bf now who is not here for now but will be soon I realized that were not talkative with each other and its weird I mean britt and steph are natural with each other like they can gossip laugh talk and do all sorts of things with each other I really want that but idk if he is giving it to me ughh enough about this *flips table* what should I do date him or dump him?"
alexa of libary

"dear dad its me again as you can see me and that guy chen broke up like a long time ago and he is such an * at times well most of the time anyway but theres this new guy now we just started dating like 2 days ago his name is damian I hope you would like him as much as I do ... I havnt been writing to you cuz a lot is going on right now my moms brother tio yeyo passed away due to lung stomach and liver cancer its kinda sad but I feel more sad for my cousn Melanie she is going through a lot she cuts herself in her thighs I want her to stop tho but im not much of a help either... guess what me and britt are no longer bffs I guess well im kinda confused she keeps calling me boo or booboo and she gets my hopes up you know im kinda in between at the moment I want to be her friend but I don't becuz we no longer have things in common and sometimes I run out of things to say to her so I guess its time for us to split up ... I think you know the Mexican right lol well he is not talking to me anymore in 3 period and it sucks I miss bugging him he is like a brother to me but oh well he is turning into britt now so yea ... I might see a scary movie today well maybe im not to sure if I going well gtg I feel like I wrote a lot for today ill talk to u some other time bye dad"
alexa of teddybears

"hey dad its me again just wanted to say hi right now I got one more day of school left yeshhhhhh!!!! maybe when im older if I have no clue what to do I might join the army ... that's my decision well gtg ik this was short"
alexa of school

"hey dad how is life? I mean no death loll... is it weird how I always write to you I mean I don't think it is rite? me and my bf are doing really great maybe one day I would make him meet u if we stay together a little longer. 2 more months until I turn 15 yayayayayay I might go to Texas to celebrate there ... oh and in two more weeks im going to tennises I think that's how u spell it OH WELL well gtg idk what else to say ill ttyl bye dada"
dada's daughter of schoool

"helloooooooooooooo dada life is good everything else is good. hows heaven up there is it good? mow its 10 years ... damn... mimi is here with us spending some quality time with me AND mum well ill talk to u later bell is gonna ring ughh I have a bf his name is chen"
alexa

"hello dad its ur daughter Alexis speaking ... Its going to be 10 years in may 3 2014 this upcoming Saturday. on that day im going to go see les miserable the play I think lol its going to be fun like lots of fun ... its gonna be a little sad that its really going to be 10 years i hope things r doing great up there in heaven i miss u tons a lot xoxo i wish u were still alive"
alexa

"happy valentine's day!
just to let you know I got a job a few days ago and its a pain in the butt!!!! ... im not liking it at all but if I want money I got to earn it well ciao ciao"
daughter

"dear alexiss dad hello alexis is scared today sos pz make this boy go far far away thx u"
brittney of school

"Hi dad I am dying at this moment I just got back rape by my friend christian *grrr* ... my closest friend kayla said hiii and that u were a great dad ^_^. {Random moment} unicorns and icepops are the most magical thing on earth *period*"
alexs ♥♡♥ of lunch room

"Dadddddddddyyyyy!!!! I just wanted to say goodnight and I love you very much xoxox well talk to u sometime ciao ciao"
alexs ♥♡♥ of bed

"Hi dad its me again ^_^ just want to say im having a hard time right now and I miss u very very muchhhh!!!! Soon its going to be 10 years without you dad today I was daydreaming that u were alive for these 9 or 10 years and u came to my school to suprise your stepdaughter *plot twist* I recognized you right away but you didnt remember me at all u lost all your memories due to the drowning in 2004, I was upset and hurt I tried to make u remember me by telling u the memories that we made together when I was 3 or 4 years old but u still didnt remember me.. your stepdaughter came up to me and slap me really hard on the face and told me that I was a liar n that I now ruined her day when I was daydreaming that I was upset n my heart was hurting .... im such a strange girl dad lol I always daydream for the most unrealistic things ever well I just felt like droping by since I haven't talk to u for so long and can u do me a favor can u come inside my brain when im sleeping and plz dont make it sad or anything I want it to be a happy moment just dont leave or die like u always do :)"
alexa ♥♡♥ of closet

"hey dad its your baby girl alexis, i just felt like stopping by and say hi... im so happy i got 2 good grades in math now i am striving to go get more grades ... this week im going to snowball express for the solder thing like usual and then next week im leaving again to texas im kinda nervous about it though i mean its just that i have a huge gap between your family the only people that im close to is my grandma and mom ... im scared to see my cousins i wish i was close to them and keep in contact but i dont think they want to get close to me at all lol from what im telling u it sounds depressing which is a little just a little...i have a new crush now and his name is well idk but he is my kick boxing teacher ill figure out his name someday lol im over sam now which is a good thing if i were to still like him it would of been our 4 months aniversary ( dont know if i spelt that right)
well talk to you later

ciao ciao"
alexis of 9 grade :D

"heyyy dad i havnt talked to u for a long time now .... i got my report card last week and i did good except one thing "math" it is sooo freakinnnnn hardd!!!! just so you know i have a secret bf and his name is sam but he doesnt know about that soo lets keep it a secret between us two.maybe in the future if i still dont know what to do in life i might sign up for the army well ciao ciao"
alexis

"hey whats up? alexis's dad mr.wahl im happy to say ur little alexis is doing good anyway how r u doing up there? is it good? well c ya"
britt of school

"happy 40 birthday daddy! You are now an old man. Did you like the half peanut butter i got you, Yesterday i kinda got upset at mom cause she forgot your birthday but i had to remind her at first i felt like crying i have no clue why im like this ... when ever i get angry or upset i either pinch my left hands with my nails to make nail marks or i would cry to myself... Well enough about me how have you been up there! :) i bet you are all young and healthy and probably causing trouble up there!! Also i think we are alike cause we both are greedy about our foods lol, Today when we were at the cemetery i wanted to stay a little longer but mom said we had to go cause of the milk i think she lied cause i didn't see the milk whenever im at the cemetery i feel calm i think that's gonna be the place where i go if i feel like crap lol ... in the future when i have a fiance im gonna introduce him to you and maybe we can have a picnic together hopefully you would approve of him ^__^ me and crazy uncle are getting close i have a lot of questions to ask him but im just gonna wait if he opens up or if he is ready

i have to go dad happy birthday i bet u r bald lol
xoxoxo"
alexis wahl of room

"hi dad its June 19 2013 just wanted to let you know that im feeling a bit down lately, i really don't know why though its been bugging me ever since that day ... u wanna know something i notice this myself just now that i dont want people to know that im sad or depress like i would put a smile on my face every time and tell them that i was okay. dad i really dont like boys at all they get on my nerves, also i dont wanna get to close to them cause i dont wanna lose them like how i would lose you, grandpa and uncle evan. I think god doesnt love me i guess he just wants me to suffer who knows more people that im close with are gonna die soon


well good night dad <3"
alexis wahl

"hi dad today is fathers day. You must be really happy rite? i mean your father, grandpa and brother are up there with you so u must be happy to see them. I've been thinking of you a lot i don't wanna forget you or the memories that we made together when i was a little girl. Recently i found out that you like peanut butter, js i like peanut butter too lol. i have two more finals to go, i made a promise with crazy uncle "MacDonald" that if i pass all my finals exam he is going to send me a gift * i hope its money loll *. sorry dad that i didn't went to the cemetery today i must be a horrible daughter for not going. I have been thinking of you and everyone else in heaven, right now in life im just thinking "who else is gonna die in the wahl family" i feel like everyone else is dying in the family, more like the closes family members are. im just hoping that grandma doesn't go i feel like i need to get more closer with her. Is it bad that im thinking that people in the family are gonna die soon?

well have fun up there!!! im gonna come and right again someday"
alexis wahl of room

"hey alexiss dad whats up she is wearing ur jaket today she looks good in it wish her luck in her finals c ya"
britt of east islip middle

"hi dad today is 5/29/13 i stood up for my friend today for the first time well i wouldnt say that he is my friend cause were not really that close but it felt good to do that also next week on wesdaY ON june 5 or 4 i am going to remove my mole on my right ankle and my arm too cause the lady did a horrible laser thing to remove it well gtg i hAVE to do some math things"
alex of school

"heyy daddy it was fun in pa and there was a lot of boys there and also i was talking to ur good friend macdonald who is now my crazy uncle lol he told me that when i go to texas this summer he is gonna tell me some stuff bout u cant wait to hear some thing bout u lol me and u love OUR sweets!!!! bye dad ciao"
daughter

"heyy dad todays is the day *sighs* im hearing stuff about you that i have never heard before, your good friend mac is talking me and mom he seems really nice and he misses you dearly. yesterday at the crematory was actually fun i have never felt so free and alive when i lay down on the green grass which was hurting and making me inch a little"
alexis of pennsavina

"hey dad sorry i havnt message you for a long time i have been busy lately. i now work (volunteer) at petsmart, its been fun and a little boring at times.OH! i have adopted a girl cat and her name is lina she is really adorbable and she gives me massages at times they feel really good lol. 3 more days for death date :( im going to be at PA for this garage sale thing at 9 am but i wanted to go to the cemetary and have a picnic with you and mom but i dont think thats going to work though ;(. I wonder at times what you are doing, Do you think of me and mom when your there? Do you eat? Do you wish you can come here just for a day to spend time with us? Well dad i have to go and do some stuff for science love you bye!!!! *3*"
alexis of school

"dear dad i survived when i went to church we are just watching some std video which is boring and a tiny bit funny n well gtg"

"hi dad i have some time left to talk to u i just finish my star math test it was a peice of cake i only got confused with 2 or 3 things. also i went to the gym for the first time with my mom this monday n i met my personal tranier his name is steve n he is soo ..... lol but ill be seeing him on friday at 5:30 pm n also daddy i feel very uncoftable around this spanish guys ( NOT BEING rascist) they keep looking at me well i have to go talk to you when i get the chance bye"
alex of school

"hey dad! i have something quick to say to you but im getting really scared of high school now. Do you remember how i was feeling sick the whole intire year in 6 grade well i might have that again next year lol. you know i would love it if i had you in my dreams again and have a father and daughter moment like my last favorite dream with you <'-'> welll gtg bell is going to ring soon."
alex

"happy early thanksgiving! i just want to tell you that i got a 93 on my social studies test but i am totally failing math well just the test only :~( and also i like this boy but if your alive you would prob never approve of him teehee well got to go love you!!! "HAPPY THANKSGIVING"


LOVE YOUR LITTLE INNOCENCE DAUGHTER"
~alexis~

"dear daddy we had a hurricane and now a storm but i think the heater is broken its bi polar at times lol. I reported the kid i was telling you about but im actually happy and a little nerous in the inside '-' teehee also i cant make it to the parade i wanted to wear this sweater that has a picture of us so that the people could see it well got to go love you"
love alexis

"dear alexis's father alexis is getting old and she is very funny nice and pretty she is my bffl.. u will be happy to know she is single and she dont want a bf yet.. the end"
britt of new york

"hey dad i think im depress because im really horrible at talking to guys at times and today in study hall my friend from 6 grade that we hadent talk for a year said that i was ugly n that i had no tits at all soo i was wondering if i should go tell someone like a teacher. oh and daddy i did something that i wasnt soppuse to do bbut im makin git up by going to lunch detention though n also mom took away my ipod and my flat iron (not good) did you know that those two objects are my life ^__^ i made a few friends this year soooo happy but there female n i met a few guys too but its just awkard and complicated too . dad i think this is a serious question i think i will never be with a guy i do want to be married and have kids with them when im older of course lol but i feel like i would never get a boyfriend if i keep this up i will try to meet some guys to talk too !!!
well got to go the bell is about to ring bye"
alexis <3 of school

"hiiiii daddy im doing very well n so is mom but im having a diffulct time chosing my spouse mom wants me to pick george or andrea(big sis) but its just fustrating n also i just wanted to say that i love u so much have a wonderful time in heaven"
love #1 daughter

"happy late birthday dad! i just started school n it was sooooooooooooooooo awesome that they are no words to describe it sooooooooo love u n have a nice day in heaVEN"
DAUGHTER <3 of SCHOOL

"hey dAD TODAY IS MEMORIAL DAY AND TODAY WAS VERY HARD FOR MOM. WHEN WE WENT HOME I TOOK A NAP AND I HAD A DREAM OF YOU IS WAS SAD AND AWKWARD AND LOTS OF DRAMA TOO BUT THAN MOM AND HER BF GEORGE GOT MARRIED AND I GUESS IN MY DREAM I UPSET AND SO I RAN AWAY WITH YOU"
ALEX

"hey dad did you know i miss u alot and i have bunch of questions to ask but i cant since your gone :( i always had these image of you walking down the aisle in my white gown for my wedding and my sweet 16, i wish you were here with me and mom when i was little living at my aunts house mom would cry so much and my aunt would confort her and so did i even though i didnt quite get it until later on but im getting depress since you, grandpa and evan had pass away i may be happy to peoples eyes but im hurt in the inside of my heart sometimes i think that you are alive and use a fake body in the funeral i miss and love you alot and hope i get more touching dreams like the last one well love you"
Alexis E. Wahl of long island

"Hi daddy today u came to my dream I was really happy but I'm going to cherish this one cause you didn't leave or die in my dream you stayed and smile and talk to me. Oh and u look like u were in your 40 lol but I had the great time with you when u came to my school an we both cried a lot and I hope I have another dream like this again love u bye"
Lexi

"you be always in our hearts..<3"
maricela wahl of islip terrace

"hey dad whats up i love u and miss u a lot"
alexis of wahl

"hey daddy i just turn 12 and now i love acting alot but i dont have the cuarage to do it so wish me good luck for this year xoxoxoxoox"
lexi of school

"daddy i made a song and it is called THE WORLD OF BANANA
banana banana banana
what is a banana banana banana
the banana is very yummy
so i love my banana
the color of the banana
is yellow
so i love
my banana banana banana
my beloved banana banana banana
the banana is almost ripe
so the banana my banana a banana
we love our banana
the banana is very soft and yummy
the color of the banana
is yellow
banana dont be sad cause one day you
someone will eat you
my banana
we love you"
alexis and julia and the manager brittney of ny

"i love you daddy i miss you and i wish you were here with me i hope your haveing fun in hevin <3 <3"
alexis of ny

"i ove u dad and i miss u i got a bf and his name is nick w"
alexis of eims

"Dear Gregory,

I just would like you to know you have the most lovely daughter who loves you very much.....i know you are around her always..... love carolann"

"yo father how is it in heaven mom and i wish you were here with us but instead your in heaven with my granpa and pets its going to be a year for grandpa and i still love country music , i wish you can come back to life and be with me and my mom .idk why but i feel jealose when my mom is with her new boyfriend and if you were alive she wouldnt be dating a guy like him but if they get married i have to deal with it . dad my memorys with you is going to fade away i only have about 7 i want more last year i was so mad at god for taking you away from me oh and your birthday is coming soon also im trying to remember your voice btw i cut my own hair and i actualy did a good job"
duaghter of islip terrace

"hi daddy i been doing well, after grandpa died everything is hard for me i felt like he was my 2 father he was always there for me . you must be really happy to see your father me and mommy are happy 2 this is my first time writing so much in your page. soom i will visit you one day and can you do my a favor can you come to my dreams without dieing if you do i will be very happy becuz i have dreams of you alot and you always die"
alexis of ny, islip terrace

"thx alexis <3 !!!!"
julia of NY

"hi daddy i am doing a great job and i got lots of good grades and friends mostly julia"
alexis wahl of brentwood ny

"hi you do not know me but im a friend of alexis friend brittney and she tells me you wher a good guy t wish i cond have meant you"
brittney of ny

"i miss u daddy i hope u have a nice day in heaven <3"
alexis wahl of ny,islip terrace

"hi you donot no me but alexis friend she said nice things about you"
julia of ny

"i miss u daddy it has been over 6 years now and u r still gone i will never forget u luv alexis wahl"
alexis wahl of ny ,islip terrace

"i did not know you but what alexis tells me you where a great guy"
brittney of ny

"daddy is been olmost 6 years since you left, i was 4 years old and now i am 10 i am in 5th grade, mommy and i missed you with all our hearts wish u were here to go with me to all my school activities and talents shows.. we love you daddy alexis wahl"
ALEXIS WAHL of islip terrace,ny

"Mr. Wahl like we spoke in Houston. Deeply sadden for the lost of your son and to your family. You opened my eye's to these wars. That one can be against it. An still help our soldiers. Thank you so much for all the site's. Until every soldiers comes home serving in harms way. I will be mailing packages and helping organizations helping our soldiers. In the memory of your son Sgt. Gregory Wahl."
Michael C. Davies of Sugarland Texas

"A soldier that served with "SGT". As we did at Fort Drum. He was one cool "SGT". Took many of us young soldiers under his wing. He was "SGT" while on the job. An a friend off the job. Not many "SGT" that had our respect as Sgt. Wahl."
Manny Lopez of Woodland, Arizona

"Sgt//

MY BROTHERS now know why men who have been to war yearn to reunite. Not to tell stories or look at old pictures. Not to laugh or weep. Comrades gather because they long to be with the men who once acted at their best; men who suffered and sacrificed, who suffered and were stripped of their humanity. I did not pick these men. They were delivered by fate and the military. But I know them in a way I know no other men. I have never given anyone such trust. They were willing to guard something more precious than my life. They would have carried my reputation, the memory of me. It was part of the bargain we all made, the reason we were so willing to die for one another. As long as I have memory, I will think of them all, every day. I am sure that when I leave this world, my last though will be of my family and my comrades. Such good men!"

former member 1/4 Cav Viet Nam
Scouts Out"
joe west of merced Calif

"Greg,it's been 5 yrs.now and the pain of not seeing you again is so hard to bare.The month of May was always something to be happy about Mother's day and my birthday but no longer.Now only the memories of May 3rd when you left us and the whole mother's day weekend ,after we buried you.Nothing will ever be the same ,I miss you terribly .Love you..Mom"
Janis Bree(proud mother) of Spring,Tx.

"April 28, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Gregory L. Wahl:
Gregory 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

"As a member of the Patriot Guard Riders, I was recently standing in a flag line and i looked down and saw that the flag i was holding was dedicated in memory of Sgt Wahl. I just wanted to extend my prayers and to say that it was an honor for me to hold a flag with Sgt Wahl's name on it."
Pat of Murrells Inlet, SC

"hi everybody i would like to take the opportunity to thank you for all your messages on my husband's site is being 4 painfull years alexis is 8 years old now. and often asked about daddy we missed him still feel like it just happened we love you greg, u will be always in our hearts never forgotten.
and thank you BEAR i do remember you alot we stayed w/ u before we left to germany and that was the last time u saw greg again. and guess what BEAR kitty still alive lol. thank you for watching kitty for us here is my email for u and wife or anyone the feels like like writing a note or two lol.thanks everybody and thank you Ron. marwahl2000@yahoo.com"
maricela of n.y

"Four years ,son! Today spent it with two soldiers that knew you. Both did all the talking. Didn't have to ask any questions just listen. Placed flowers by the War Memorial and let loose balloons. Something after four years. That these soldiers traveled to met with me and share the day. Then checking all my accounts just flooded with friends. Remembering you on this day. Miss and love you Greg! Never Ever To Be Forgotten. Even has an e-mail from your MOM."
Dad of USA

"To the loved ones of my fallen friend,
I like many others came to know Greg at Fort Drum. We were only together in the 210th FSB for about a year but it was a memorable time in my life. Having had Greg and Maricela as a guest in my home while we watched "Wrestlemania" is a lasting memory for me and I was deeply saddened to learn of his passing. Greg was a great friend and I will always cherish the time we had together. God Bless."
Ron Melvin of Wilmington, OH

"Big Guy, I just couldn't believe the news. We had been stationed together at Fort Drum. I recall taken a trip to Long Island to vist your dad. To pick up funiture. Along with other fond memories we shared togther in Kosovo. I was attending another funeral for a soldier. When you name was mentioned. I was stunned and shaken. Lost one brother then to learn another. Greg you will always be in my heart. As a fellow soldier and friend. Maricela and Alexis, you just may remeber me "BEAR". I am so sorry for your lost and to Greg's family."
Larry of Fort Carson, Colorado

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. Please know that Gregory will forever be remembered as a hero for making the most unselfish sacrifice that could ever be asked of anyone. Your family has paid the ultimate price. I know that there are no words that I could say that would ease your pain at this time, but I would like you to know that our family understands the loss that you have suffered. Our hearts are with you and our tears and pain are shared. God bless you all. we hope you feel the peace that time brings, although we live with the constant grief in our hearts. We think of your loss and remember the great honor Gregory gave for our country, his friends and most of all his family. His honor and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Greg and Mark are guarding the gates of Heaven. We will all be together in God's perfect time."
marion dooley of wallkill, ny

"Greg, coming upon your birthday. Been a year that I've heard from many that served with you at Fort Drum, Veslick, Kosovo and Iraq. Often people do not realize soldiers are so much more then Heroes! You truely, have touched the heart of so many soldiers. Each one shared a story of you with them and others. That all had alot of respect for you as person, soldier and your leadership. I recemtly, spent two days at Fort Leonardwood. Where by you have been honored. by the Nuclear Biological Chemical Warfare (Chemical School) Your plaque is along side of thirteen fallen brother's and sister's. At Fort Sam Houston at Brook Army Hospital you been honored by a brick in your name. For the new facility for our wounded soldiers. Well, over three years now. It's a comfort that some many continue to honor you and all our fallen soldier's. One thing is certain you are not forgotten, not today and all the tomorrow's. You left us your family the most precious gift Alexis! Everyone of your family is thinking of you. We all miss you in our our special way. So Happy Birthday!"
Dad!

""Greg,it has been three long years since we said goodbye.Not a day goes by that I don't have thoughts of you.I was so happy and deeply touched to receive the wonderful portrait that Mr.Brandon Wallace had made to honor you.It is such a good likeness of you it is sitting on the mantel next to your medals for all to see that come into my home.I was so proud of you,can you imagine all the loving,thoughtful people who came to the Womens Pavillon in Arlington National Cemetary in Washington,D.C.to honor all of your fellow soldiers and yourself!!I don't know how to reach Mr.Wallace,but I want to thank him and all the other artists who made this tribute possible.I wish it could have stayed up since there unfortunately are more brothers joining you and they to should be honored and their faces viewed by all that love you guys and what you boys gave up for us in the name of freedom.I love you Greg ,you are in my thoughts and prayers each day.I also would like to thank all that visit Greg's site,it is comforting to know your memories of Greg and that he is also in your thoughts and prayers as well.
God Bless my son,Greg
Love Mom[Janis wahlBree]""
janis bree of Spring,Tx..u.s.a.

"to evan, joe, and family.
i can remember hearing about your brother on one of the major media sources, and wondering if it were really your brother. i can remember meeting him a few times when we were friends. (back in the good old days)
it's a little weird how life goes.
you're still in my heart.
you are lucky to have your family.
peace to you and to greg."
erik soete of houston, tx

"Hey, Wahl not one day goes by we do not think of you. Never easy losing a brother-in-arms! Hard to believe it be three years. Many don't believe this. I do I think you been watching over me in Iraq. Sure had many, if not one to many calls. I often wonder why? It was you and not us! We all wake up and do the same job in Iraq. I wish I had an answer for your wife and daughter. I don't have anyone. Sgt. you will never be forgotten."
PFC Waters of Nashville, Tn

"Sgt., couldn't believe it! Having a conversation with Sgt. Barnish at Fort Bragg. He asked if I knew any of the fallen soldier's that had been stationed with us at Fort Drum. Told him no! Well, he mentioned Sgt. White and you. I am so sorry brother. You touched my heart in many ways Sgt. Remember I just arrived at Fort Drum. It was you that helped mw when my wife left. I will certainly, never forget that. I almost blew my career with the Army over her. You told me let her go. You will meet someone that really care's for me. That night you had a party at your place. Everyone shooting down jelly shoots. I was drunk as could be. You walked up to me. Hey, Bello I had someone you need to meet dude. Then you introduced me to PFC Woody. Tracy is now my wife Sgt. I know your watching over us. I just want to thank you for everything Sgt. I am so sorry for Maricela and Alexis. Probably, she wouldn't remember me. But, I remember you always smiling when you been with them. I told Tracy she been crying. Making it hard to write this message. I just want your family to know. You meant alot to us Sgt. We will never forget you Sgt. God Bless, Sgt!"
Sgt.. Kevin Bello of Fort Bragg

"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.

When we are weary and in need of strength,
We remember them.

When we are lost and sick at heart,
We remember them.

When we have joys we yearn to share,
We remember them.

When we have decisions that are difficult to make,
We remember them

When we have achievements that are based on theirs,
We remember them.

As long as we live, they too shall live,
for they are a part of us, as we remember them."
Nadja Sprayberry, Widow of SSG Marvin R. Sprayberry III. of Milton, FL

"To Greg's family,

I had the honor of serving with your son/brother/husband/father at Ft Drum. I did hear about his death until about a year ago and was deeply sadden by it. I have worn a memorial bracelet since then. Every time I look down at my wrist I am reminded of his dedication, and love for his country and the army however this small reminder for me pales in comparison to the reminder that he was taken too soon from you.

God Bless you,
SGT Gerald Mangus 59th Chemical Co Jan 1996-Sept 1998"
of Louisville, Co, USA

"My dear brother in arms, I wrote this to your father and hope it offers some small comfort to your family.

"Dear Mr. Wahl,

As an American veteran and supporter of the military,
I applaud your actions in trying to thwart Mrs. Cindy
"the Circus Bear" Shameham's message of backwardness.
The enemy is indeed, at the gates if not already
within its hallowed confines. My belated condolences
to you for your son's death who, albeit a stranger to
me was and will always be a brother in arms in my
eyes. God rest his soul and bring peace and comfort
to you and the rest of your family. I say the same
prayer for my cousin, who recently has graduated from
basic training. Therefore, please take comfort in
knowing that your son has two more brothers to fight
the good fight. If there is anything I can do to
help, please do not hesitate to ask.

Most Sincerely,
Patrick Suh
SPC, US Army Airborne Engineer""
Patrick Suh of Canoga Park, CA 91304

"To the Family of Gregory L. Wahl;
I sign all the guestbooks for all the fallen soldiers listed in legacy.com - I saw your post on our son's book here on this site and went to Legacy to sign Gregory's book but realized it is not used much - perhaps you didn't know it was out there so I am posting here instead. First, thank you so much for your note to our family (SFC Brent A. Adams).
My heart breaks again as I sign yet another guest book of another courgeous young soldier who gave their life so selflessly. I wish I never found myself in a position to have to sign another guestbook for the rest of my life. We lost a son 12/1/05 and it seems like yesterday.
I know first hand there are no words right now that will bring you the comfort and peace you need. Just know that you are not alone. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you all as you mourn this loss. We don't know each other, will probably never meet, but will forever be united in the loss of our Heroes. We have, unfortunately joined a group none of us wanted to join, an ever-growing group of families in this situation. May God grant you peace and strength to get through this and be able once again to smile at a memory rather than have only the tears that flow so easily now. To be so proud of your loved one and so saddened at the same time is a mix of emotions very difficult to deal with. I am sorry that I never knew your soldier personally, but none of these courageous men and women will be forgotten. They will never be able to be replaced, but sometime, someday your loving memories will help to sustain you. This courageous soldier will forever now be your Angel watching over you all for the rest of your lives. It's what brings me some measure of peace and comfort and I hope it will you as well. To his family and friends in pain, I offer this comfort: When you find yourself in that dark sorrowful place, think not only of how you will miss him, but instead recall the years, days, hours and minutes gifted to you by his presence. The one thing that cannot be taken from you is those wonderful memories that now will mean more than ever. If you ever want to talk, I'm only an e:mail away and would love for you to tell me more about your Hero. God Bless this courageous soldier and family.
Pam Adams (SFC Brent Adams, KIA 12/1/05 Ramadi, Iraq)
redsandstuff2006@yahoo.com
(Millersville, PA )"

"Dear Mr.& Mrs. Wahl,
Thank You for the kind words for my son Sgt. Robert Wesley Tucker KIA 10-13-2005. My Husband and I , sister & her Husband have already reserved our hotel rooms for the 4th of july in the smokies mts. I really appreicate what you ya are doing. I hope to meet you both then. God Bless us all, and God Bless America."
Kimberly Tucker of Hilham, Tennessee

"Greg, you have been a great soldier, made my life as a leader easy, Their has not been a day that has passed where I have missed you and your family, I wish we could still soldier together. Thanks for all you have done"
SFC Peter L. Millington of Pttersville, New York

"JULY 4TH ******GATLINBURG_TENNESSEE IS THE ANNUAL MIDNIGHT PARADE AND FLOAT. PLEASE JOIN US AND MAN MANY OTHERS ATTENDING. WE WILL BE IN GATLINBURG JULY 3-5! WE ENTERED A FKOAT IN THE PARADE: THEME: HONOUR OUR FALLEN AND SUPPORT THE TROPPS. YOU KNOW A FAMILY OF A WOUNDED AND OR FALLEN FAMILY TELL THEM OF THE EVENT! WE HAVE MANY ORGANIZATIONS AND MAJOR COMPANIES SUPPORT THIS EVENT ON BEHALF OF OUR LOVE ONE'S. LOOK FORWARD TO SSEING THOSE INTESERTED TO ATTEND. LEONARD-WAHL@HOTMAIL.COM!"
HONOUR OUR FALLEN of LW TEXAS

"Greg,

This message has been a long time coming. Time has past but the feelings still remain the same. In regards to commitments made between us, I am working towards them every day. Alot of good & bad changes have occurred since visiting you for your Birthday. I have dedicated a section in my house for you, so my 3 sons will grow up knowing there uncle as the way I always did courageous and real. Always in my heart talk soon.."
Your Brother, Evan M. Wahl

"Dear Greg,
I was given the honor of meeting your father this weekend...Wonderful man...I heard lots of wonderful things about you..You are truely my hero....I helped your Dad protest in Crawford this weekend and we had us a darn good time!! I even got a ticket by supporting the war!! But it was worth it....Your Dad gave me a present while we were there...He gave me the braclet he wore on his wrist with your name on it...I'll never take it off because you make me proud to be an American...I love you with all my heart and I love your family with all my heart as well!!!"
Abigail of Valley Mills, TX

"Mr.Wahl thank you for a very enlighten experience in Texas. I can only hope that American's does and will support our troops. It's a refreshing feeling that many many fallen families came to support our troops. To sent a positive message back to our support we care, love and want them home safe. Once the mission is completed! I enjoyed the many interesting stories about Gregory and all the families. Gregory is an American Hero! I appreciated his service to our country. I will remember your son at our Memorial day parade in Waco, Texas!"
J B Upchurch of Texas

"Mr. Wahl: Just read your message from this weekend and noted you are in Texas! Welcome. I tried to call the number your left, but was unable to reach you. Please e-mail so we can get in touch. Will be unable to be in Crawford, but there's another activity in support of the troops at the Marine Parents conference in Houston April 22-23. Our family will be attending. Please let me know if you can make it.

By His Grace,

Gloria Caldas
The Big Ern's Mom
gloria.caldas@sbcglobal.net"

"Dear Mr. Wahl,

On behalf of PFC Stuart Moore's family, we want to thank you for your kind message and want to express our gratitude to your son, Gregory, for his sacrifice for our freedom."
Proud parents of PFC Stuart Moore of Livingston, TX

"Wahl family,

Your dedication to Gregory, to our troops, to their families, and to our country is amazing. Your messages and concerns and love bring tears to my eyes. Gregory must've lived a blessed life, surrounded by so many caring and beautiful souls.

What you are doing for grieving families and orphaned children is God's work; but be sure to take care of yourselves. Life is for the living, and Gregory would want you to be happy. His sacrifice will not be in vain if we live our lives to the fullest, enjoying every day, loving our families, and reaching out to others.

I hope you all remember to smile. Remember Gregory as he was in life, but also live today in the present. He died for our country and our safety, but he also died for our freedom and our happiness. Honor Gregory with laughter, joy, and life.

Please, take care of yourselves in the same way that you care for others. You are wonderful people. God bless."
Jacob Roth of Jackson, Mississippi

"Greg
Been a while since I left you a message, you would be happy to know I'm finally having a kid. It's going to be a Boy. You still have the only girl in the family! LoL Hoping to get some time off to come visit you , also see Alexis & Maricella while In town. Oh before i go see your friends from arlington left you a message , these must be the crazy friends from Dallas you were always talking about. Thanks for posting your message eric-hermit-mike of arlington !!!!
Brother Joe
spring,Tx
jrw2103@yahoo.com"
joe

"Gregory you had been a good friend. Over the years we separated with our lives. A few days ago I learned of your lost. I had to ask Hermit and Eric are you sure. Both explained, heard the news from another guardsmen friend out of Irving. Greg we haven't forgotten you and the good times we shared together. You always more then anthing else. Took the military serious. I remember this best of all about us four together. Late night BQ's at your apartment,and drinking until we dropped.Hoping we all made it to work that morning. Eric's family couldn't believe the news. Then we googled your name. Many more surprise's to find out you gotten married and had a child. Quess, your the only one of us that grew up. We still enjoy the single life. Hard to write with everyone standing over me. Eric writing now. Grego remember you told me not to call you that. My sister Maria, so upset! She rememebr the Thanksgiving Dinner Pop and your not only cooked dinner. You taught us how? To make a New York Cheesecake. Greg now I feel bad we didn't keep in touch. You really had been a big part of all of us. Hermit remembers our crazy days at Winn-Dixie. All our over nights stock that store. To your family we are sorry for your lost. Greg was a good friend and one to make us laugh. We are very proud of Greg."
eric-hermit-mike of arlington tx

"UPDATE! PLEASE CHECKOUT WWW.CHILDREN-OF-THE-FALLEN.ORG OFFICALLY, IT SHOULD BE UP AND RUNNING BY 02-01-06 RIGHT NOW YOU CAN VIEW THE SITE! ANYONE WANTING TO MAKE A DONATION MAIL IT TO THE ADDRESS LISTED IN THE SITE. THANK YOU ON BEHALF OF SGT. GREGORY L. WAHL AND HIS LOVING FAMILY"
THE WAHL FAMILY of U S A

"Mr. Wahl: I, too, see your messages on every fallen soldier's page. So many families sharing our pain and our pride. If you are ever in the San Antonio area, please let me know. I would be proud to meet you!

Sincerely,
Gloria Caldas
Proud Mom of
Capt. Ernesto "Big Ern" Blanco
82nd Airborne
KIA, Iraq 12/28/2003
San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@sbcglobal.net"

"To the family of:Gregory L. Wahl I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully, we will 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, Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ,"
Polly Ballew of Covington,Ga

"Dear Greg and Family:
I write from Reno, NV, where i heard your name last sunday in St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and Cathedral. At mass last Sunday, our pastor invited us to pick a soldier's name out of the basket on the altar and to pray for the soldier and his family. We picked your name, Greg. We pray daily in in thanksgiving for your life and your service to our nation. We pray for your peaceful repose in the arms of God and that your family may somehow be comforted by our loving God and find some peace. We are very sorry for your loss and will keep you in our hearts and prayers. Please know how much we care.
Wishing you peace and healing and comfort,"
Lisa Kus and James D'Andrea of Reno, NV

"Dear Mr. Wahl,
Thank You for writing to us and remembering our loss. A little more than a month has gone by and it hurts a bunch. Everyday we remember our brother Petty Officer 3rd Class Fabricio A. Moreno, 26, Brooklyn, NY.
His memories give us comfort and laughter, which at times helps us cope with the pain. Songs and pictures complement his character and personality, it reminds us of when he was alive sharing with us all those good moments and fond memories. Fabricio, had wise sayings somewhat of a "philosopher" which would always make sense in the end. Eventhough he was the youngest of three brothers he was our conscience. There were many times where Fabricio's soft spoken words made a world of a difference. We all miss his calls, emails, and visits. At times I day dream with him and it feels like if he's standing next to me, to the point that I feel I could reach out and touch him. Expressing myself on what we are feeling brings some sense of comfort. Therefore, we understand your pain. Fabricio and Gregory will live on in our memories and may time bring us comfort and strength. God Bless..."
Moreno Family of Brooklyn, NY

"Dear Mr. Wahl,

My name is Amy Beirne and I just read the heartfelt message you left on my brother's page, 2LT Mark Procopio.(KIA 11-02-05) I am so sorry for your loss of your son, Greg. I wish I had something more profound to say. You seem to have the right words to comfort people. Thank You.

Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers, as we continue to honor and grieve these heroes.

May your heart continue to heal."
Amy Beirne of Spring, TX

"To the family of SGT Wahl - My prayers go out to you. Just tonight I learned of your loss from a TV piece on CNBC. I had the privelege of serving with SGT Wahl at Fort Drum, New York, where we were in the same section. SGT Wahl was a dedicated soldier who could be counted on to do whatever was asked of him. Your soldier was a hero then and now and I am honored to have served with him."
Neil Hanson of Houston, Texas

"What a great man he still is.
In our Hearts"
John Christy of Alpine, CA.

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your
Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the loyal service and sacrifice that was made and
WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
Our cousin LCPL Michael Smith Jr. gave his life on 4-17-04 fighting for freedom.
Please know that this was not in vain and these American Heros will FOREVER be honored.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays of Massillon, Ohio

"Greg, August 15th your birthday. This was hard pal, attended it with your wife Maricela, daughter Alexis, your brother Evan, his oldest son Tyler and myself. Already by you flowers from MOM, your brother Joseph and cousin Lisa. Anyway, Alexis had balloons for her DADDY! I do not like visiting you with other's. That something I like doing alone. Something Gregory you are not alone. Your Great-Grandfather Leonard, his wife Great-Grandma Agnes, your Great-Uncle Louis and your Grandfather Leonard are with you. Gregory you come from along line of Wahl's that served our Country! The only one to have given his life! You are a HERO to those in your family. Anytime a converation with anyone inour family, you come up! Evan honored you by naming one of his twins after Big Brother! Maricela ia very hurting of you. That will take time. She is making you proud pal!. That dream house is becoming a reality. But, you know that don't you! Alexis so much like her Daddy. I miss you more then you could ever know. Really, sometime's I wake up at four o'clock in the morning. Waiting for the call from you. You really where my alarm clock. Mom and I don't talk! Sad, but maybe one day. It really would benefit us as a family. More so now your not with us. I write you as I do your military brother's and sister's with you. So we celebrated your birthday. See you this Wednesday! dad"
DAD of VALLEY STREAM NY

"GREG COULDN'T BELIEVE THE NEWS. WE HAVE SEEN EACH OTHER IN YEARS. I RAN INTO JOHN AND DANNY TODAY. DID YOU HEAR ABOUT GREGORY? TOLD THEM NO, I AM ONLY HERE VISITING. I MOVED TO WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA. GREGORY MARRIED THE LITTLE SPANISH GIRL AT THE LOCAL LAUNDORMAT. HE WAS STATIONED IN GERMANY. THEN HEADED TO IRAQ. WISH WE COULD CONTACT HIS FAMILY. MY WIFE NANCY HEARD ABOUT THIS SITE. SO ANYONE FROM GREG'S FAMILY. WE WANT YOU TO KNOW WE WILL MISS GREGORY. TONIGHT WE WILL BE IN A POOL TOURNAMENT IN HEMPSTEAD. THIS WIN IS FOR YOU GREG! WE WILL MISS THE LAUGHS WE SHARED TOGETHER. YOU ALWAYS MADE OUR LIVES SO ENJOYABLE. ANYWAY, YOUR DAUGHTER LOOKS JUST LIKE YOU GREGORY. I HAVE NO IDEA WHT THE LITTLE SWEETHEART WILL DO WITHOUT YOU. YOU REST MY FRIEND, THANKS FOR SERVING OUR COUNTY. YOU ARE A HERO!"
MIKE THE MIKE of WINSTON SALEM NC

"To the Wahl family, I had the honor of knowing your fallen loved one when he was stationed at Fort Drum, New York we were in the same Battalion and our offices worked close together. Your loved one was a good soldier and I am sorry for you lost. When SGT Cha called and told me the bad news my prayers went out to the family."
SFC PAUL M. EDGERTON of FORT BRAGG, NC

"i like to ask everyone to please visit helmets heroes.org and get a magnet w/ my husband's name on it, and thank you for keeping my husband alive, thank you for all ur posting and pryers.

thank you

everybody, my husband is a big hero and help us to keep him alive, we love you greg. please keep posting on his website. it makes-us feel good the there is alot of people the cares and they wont forget. thank you
marwahl2000@yahoo.com
please feel free to email me."
maricela wahl of brentwood n.y.11717

"hi greg is being a while, since i last posted on ur site.but iam sorry i just can't do it, i love you and i missed you soo much. and is really hard to accept the u are gone, 4 ever the u are not coming back, i wish god would hear my pryers, and the he would send you back to us. here this is ur home, we missed you so much, alexis asked alot about you.
i love you w/ all my heart greg. u were everything for me i need you so much. u are always in our hearts, we love you.
alexis & maricela
love u 4 ever."
maricela of brentwood, n.y. 11717

"GREGORY LAST SATURDAY NIGHT WAS A DINNER DANCE IN YOUR HONOR! TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ALL THE FALLEN CHILDREN OF LONG ISLAND. ALEXIS WAHL, MEKAYLA WIENER, THEODORA WIENER, BRANDEN PETTAWAY, KYLE MALTZ, CODY MALTZ AND HARPER BRUNKENTHAL. I WANTED TO DO SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL IN YOUR NAME. AN WITH ANY FUND RAISER. RAN INTO MANY MANY BUMPS IN THE ROAD. AS WELL AS MANY DISAPPOINTAMENTS. I MADE EVERY EFFORT TO INVOLVE EVERY FAMILY. BOTTOM LINE VERY THANKFUL TO THE MANY FRIENDS THAT CONVINCED ME TO DO THIS FOR YOU. VERY GRATEFUL TO ALL THOSE THAT MADE DONATIONS. THOSE THAT RUELY, CARE CAN BE VERY GIVEN. FOR THOSE THAT ARE NOT. NOT CONCERNED AT ALL WHY NOT! GREGORY YOU ARE THE FOCUS! YOU ARE ABOUT YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY. AN CERTAINLY, YOU ARE APART OF THE LONG ISLAND COMMUNITY. MORE IMPORTANT THEN THE ABOVE. YOU HAVE NOT GIVEN YOUR LIFE IN VAIN FOR OUR COUNTRY. MANY WANTED A STONE TO HONOR YOU. ALL THAT WILL HAPPEN IN TIME BY THE COMMUNITY. THIS WAS TO HONOR YOU, OUT OF YOUR LOVE FOR YOUR DAUGHTER ALEXIS. AFTER HEARING THAT NAVY PETTY OFFICER JEFFREY WIENER WAS KILLED IN IRAQ. THAT HE LEFT BEHIND A WIFE AND TWO CHILDREN. IT EFFECTED ME AS IF I LOST YOU AGAIN! THEN AT HIS WAKE, I WAS INTRODUCED TO MARIA WIENER. SEEING HER FACE, IT CLICKED SHE LIVED ONE BLOCK AWAY. SO I KNEW CHILDREN OF THE FALLEN LONG ISLAND WAS THE WAY TO HONOR YOU. AN BE HELPFUL TO THE CHILDREN. AN TO TAKE SOME PRESSURE OFF OF THE MOTHER. TO LET ALL THE FALLEN FAMILIES OF LONG ISLAND UNDERSTAND. YOU ARE NOT ALONE THAT WE HAVE ONE ANOTHER. THE COMMITTEE IS NOW PLANNING TWO MORE EVENTS. AN MANY THAT ATTENDED SATURDAY'S EVENT. ALL OFFERED TO HELP! WITH THAT WE CAN HELP EVEN MORE FAMILIES FROM NEW YORK STATE. GREGORY YOU ARE A SON, A FATHER, A HUSBAND, A BROTHER AND NOW YOU WATCH OVER US ALL. I HOPE YOU ARE SMILING DOWN ON US, FOR I ALWAYS SMILE UP TO YOU. AN YES, THAT WAS DAD DANCING WITH ALEXIS!"
DAD of VALLEY STREAM NY

"JULY 16, 2005 CHILDREN OF THE FALLEN DINNER DANCE VALLEY STREAM. TO GREGORY'S MOTHER AND HUSBAND, UNCLE JOHN, AUNT PEGGY, AUNT KATHY AND COUSIN TOMMIE. PLEASE CONTACT VINNY PUCCIO FOR INFORMATION.(516-578-8470) WE CREATED THIS EVENT TO HONOR SGT GREGORY WAHL FOR THE LOVE OF HIS ALEXIS. AN TO HELP OTHER FALLEN SOLDIER'S CHILDREN FROM LONG ISLAND. WE HAVE EIGHT CHILDREN DESERVING OUR SUPPORT. ANYONE CARING TO DONATE CAN CONTACT VINNY PUCCIO."
CHILDREN OF THE FALLEN of VALLEY STREAM NY

"God bless your family. You are always in our prayers.

Family of SSG. WILLIAM J. BROOKS(DIED, MAY 3, 2005 BAGHDAD,IRAQ)"
Brenda of Birmingham

"Dear Family of Sgt. Wahl:
Thank you so much for your great sacrifice. I know you are all in so very much pain and that it is all still so fresh and new. You are in my prayers and I thank God for the fun loving man you gave up. To stay free, we like countless others must bear our sorrow. But we are not alone and I know God must surely cry with us at times. He alone knows the purpose behind each painful loss that our military families must suffer. But someday we WILL understand a little more about that higher calling. Maybe we thought they were all answering a high call already by serving a country that stands for something and must sacrifice for those who can't or will not. But in the end, our sons, daughters, husbands, mothers and daddies have answered the highest calling when they were called HOME. We will join them someday and we must fight down here for our very own hope and courage just as if it was our next breath. Sometimes it is. Again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you."
De'on Miller, Proud Mom of L.Cpl. Aaron C. Austin, USMC, KIA April 26, 2004 Fallujah, Iraq of Lovington, NM, USA

"Joe, and Wahl family. I know how proud you were of your brother and son. All I would ever hear about him is how proud you were, and how much you loved him. I hope that you can all find comfort to get you throug til the next time you see him. Greg is a hero, and I thank God for him! God Bless.
Bill O'Gorman
Denver, CO
wjo1972@yahoo.com
303.725.5409"
Bill O'Gorman of Denver, CO

"dear sgt.gregory l.wahl's family.i wear your sons braclet daily. i pray for him and his family. i am pround of him and have a red, white, and blue garden in honor of him.his sacrifice and diligance made me safer. thank you
cheri l.ross at 480-753-4413 please call / phoenix, arizona
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cheri ross of arizona

"Remembering your family as you go thru this anniversary of the loss of your Gregory.
Have noted how you continually HONOR each fine military person who loses their life - and 'love' their families.
I am humbled and grateful...
Thank you!"
Sandi J Breckenridge of Montana

"05-03-05 six o'clock in the mourning. Heading to church first of many events on my schedule to share with you GREGORY. By seven-thirty heading to another mass in HNP. After picking up flowers. Headed to be with you. Running late called Maricela. Arrived shortly, before noon. Upon standing before you. It saw some very lovely flowers from NAN-POP,MOM and Cousins. Place the flowers I had for you pal! Then walked over to ypour great grandfather, great grandmother, your great grandfather's brother and your own grandfather. Something many have no knowledge too! That you come from along family connection for those serving his country. So you are all together as a family! So many people you do not expect reaching out all week. To give comforting words Gregory. As I do every visit with you. I place flowers next to every soldier next to you. Your are truely, brothers and sister. Until next visit this Sunday Greg. Love Dad"
leonard wahl of valley stream ny usa

"In Memory

One gift, above all others
God gives to us to treasure
One that knows no time, no place
And one gold cannot measure

The precious, poignant tender gift
Of Memory....that will keep
On dear ones ever in our hearts
Altough God gives them sleep

It brings back long remembered things
A song, a word, a smile
And the world's a better place...because
We had them for awhile!

It's almost a year ago we lost our loved ones Mr.Wahl
I'll go to Arlington next week.
Thanks for the message you left on Marvs side.
I hope Maricela and her daughter are doing alright."
Nadja B.Sprayberry of Vilseck / Germany

"TO THE FATHER of Sgt. Gregory L. Wahl,
My eyes are filled with an endless flow of tears as I read the Fallen Heros Memorial yet once again. I cannot express to you how sorry I am for the loss of your son, for I have also lost my husband, my soul mate in December. The pain is unreal as is this life- empty, without the ones we cherish. I am so sad for you and your family because as I sit here crying I know that you are also dying inside, weeping without relief, without an end to this horrible dream. I am writing to you because I have seen your condolences on countless pages of soldiers you have never met or your son has never fought side by side with. I am moved by your kind words, your dedication, your comfort to these families. It is obvious by your son's page that he was so very much loved and respected. I wish my husband and I had the chance to meet him. The world was blessed by his presence and will be forever changed without it. Know that I am thinking of you and your family and share your crushing hurt and ache. Thank you for the gift of your son and for your unwaivering dedication to all the servicemen that we hold so dear to our hearts."
Amanda Karpowich of Bridgeport, Pa

"The Wahl family,
your son did not fall in shame he died a hero. it is rare that anyone can say that when push came to shove they did what they belived in or what was right. your son had all the atributes every human should strive for. my brother died this passed febuary and your family has written on mike's page. your words were comforting in time of pain you made us feel a bit better. i still can't believe what has happened but the words and prayers from so many who have suffered the same loss has helped. i heard that time heals all, hard to believe but i suppose i have to try. michael was buried in arlington last week. still feeling numb. i pray for your family and your son. thank you for your sacrafice"
Amanda Arciola of Elmsford, NY

"Though I never knew SGT Wahl, I share your pain. My little brother was killed in Iraq on Feb. 26, 2005.I pray that God gives you strength and that you may find comfort in his loving embrace. People like your loved one and my brother answer to a higher calling that few can. They are truly heros and will never be forgotten. It is only because of them and people like them that we are able to live this life truly free. Let us not forget the many men and women who are still there and the many yet to go. They too are heros. May God bless you and your family and please know you all will be in my thoughts and prayers."
Jennifer Giles (jennifer_whitworth@hotmail.com) of Arkadelphia, Arkansas

"Rest In Peace Dear Gregory!!
I recently lost a loved in Iraq, Pfc Landon Giles,19. Was in Iraq 1 week when he was killed by an IED. Like you he was proud to be a soldier. Know that you will always be remembered. Thank you for answering to that higher calling. It is because of people like you and Landon, that America is FREE!!
To Gregory's Father: Thank you Sir for your message that you posted on Landon's page, may both our families find comfort in the Lord's arms and (as a friend told us)in knowing that "our" boys are "standing watch over us"!!"
Deanna Upperman of Arkadelphia, AR

"Gregory not to be forgotten. The news of your death came as a shock. I will miss you dearly; always have; and you knew that. Your father was so kind to talk with me on the phone. Anyway, you rest our secret will always be our secret."
melaine daniels of fort worth - texas

"I have been silent for months now not able to express the heart ache I feel losing my son,Gregory.Thank you all for the kind words and prayers. I am very proud of my son and he was proud to be a soldier.I miss him terribly but am grateful he left a part of himself,Alexis his daughter for us to cherish."
Love Mom of Houston,Texas

"Thank You for the gift of Freedom. I will honor it in your memory."
P Bell of Macon,Ga

"GREGORY FROM YOUR BROTHERS, WE MISS YOU AND LOVED YOU VERY MUCH. AN WE WILL CONTNUE MAILING PACKAGES TO THE SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. AS YOU ALWAYS ENJOYED OUR PACKAGES AND THOSE WITH YOU. AN FOR ANYONE READING THE MESSAGE'S HONORING YOU BIG BROTHERS. WE ASK THEM TO BE SUPPORTIVE TO OUR SOLDIERS AND MAIL PACKAGES."
JOSEPH ANDEVAN of SPRING, TEXAS

"To the wahl's family, my class had an assignment to honor a solider that has passed away in Iraq. When I was handed a name your son, husband, fathers name came to me. I may not know Gregory or your family, but you all are in my prayers. I am truly grateful for sergeant Wahl. Just that fact that he was in Iraqi shows what kind of man he is. He understood his assignment and took it with honor. I was a lucky one and my father was able to come home alive not to say the war had an affect on him but i am truly grateful for him to be back in the states! Seeing all the messages left for sgt Wahl he is a good man and I hope for the best for his family and know that you all are in my prayers. Just a note to let you know that your son, husband and father is being honord some where else besides close to home! To let you know that his work and life is every much appreciated for what he sacrificed!!!!"
Felicia Joy of Rocky Hill, CT

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SON!!! I miss you very much! As your entire family does. I have many many fond memories of you. An today was a very very diffucult day. With you by your side. I will always miss your smile and the caring you had for our family. Still I see in Alexis baby blue eye's YOU! Rest well!"
DAD of valley stream ny

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of need and sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. You will not be forgotten."
a grateful citizen in arizona

"To the family of Sgt Wahl. My heart could never tell you the sorrow I hold for the lose of an American Hero. Thank you for giving our country such a wonderful young man. He has given us freedom and safety in the greatest country in the world. God Bless you Gregory.
tania@fuse.net
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/StarSupportMilitaryGroup/"
Tania Ward of Loveland Ohio USA

"To the family of Gregory Wahl:
I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine your pain at this time. I am a reporter from WCNC in Charlotte and am interested in doing a news report on your son/husband. We want to profile these fallen heros like Greg. Will you contact me at annsheridan@nbc6.com
Thanks-Ann"
ann sheridan of Waxhaw, NC USA

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

"To the Wahl family, I am deeply saddened for your lost. All the Troops in BRT miss SGT Wahl greatly. He was an outstanding soldier and a good man. He will be remembered with fondness and kept in my heart for years to come. It was an honor to serve beside him and a privledge to have known him. He will never be forgotten. May God Bless you."
SSG Michael Mease of 3BCT, FOB Warhorse

"T Gregory's family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please realize that many of us appreciate his service to and sacrifice for our country."
F. Smith of Pennsylvania

"To all of you who left a message for my wonderful husband Army Sgt. Gregory Wahl, I thank you for your heart felt words of support and encouragement. He will be alive in our hearts and never be forgotten. Thank you for your prayers and blessing. Greg loved the army and believed in what he was doing. PLEASE KEEP SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS.

To SPC Eric LaFollette US Army. Here is my e-mail address marwahl2000@yahoo.com. Thank you Eric for your kind words. He also spoke fondly about you as his friend. I remember those fun times that we went camping."
Maricela Wahl of Long Island, NY

"To Sgt. Gregory Wahl and his family. I pray for you all, as I read the beautiful and sincere words of appreciation, shown on this website. My son(SPC James Caldwell US Army Fort Drum, NY), just returned from 10 months in Afghanistan, on May 8th. I am so thankful for his safe return, but my heart truly breaks for you all! Having lost another son myself in infancy, I feel your loss. Though Gregory will always be a hero in all of our eyes, I know first hand, that your arms will be aching for his touch and pray that your memories will sustain you all!"
Diane Caldwell of Birmingham, AL USA

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

"TO SGT Wahls Family
I rember sgt wahl we he came to our unit before we deplyed to kosovo he was a good person and somene I gladly could call a friend I am sorry for his loss he was a good father and husband he lived for his family and always talked about them often he was a practical joker always doing something to get people laugh or smile he made our deplyment on macedonia bearable always entertaning i still cant bealive he is gone it was a life to short my condlences to every on who knew him"
SPC Eric LaFollette U.S. ARMY

"Thank you for you bravery Gregory. Through your calling, you have united the people of our free nation, and have connected our spirits. I will pray for you tonight, and for strength and comfort of your family. America will prevail. God Bless You. Thank you."
Melissa Baldwin of Wilmington, DE

"Please accept my families deepest condolonces on the loss of Sgt. Gregory Wahl. Know that he and all our fallen heros will be remembered for their scarifice. Sgt. Wahl thank you for your service. Rest in peace. Ray and Beth Sears in Tilton, NH and Dallas Sears, Cpl USMC & OIF Veteran"
Beth and Ray Sears of Tilton, NH

"To Gregory's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for his bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.

Gloria Caldas (his mom) of San Antonio, TX"

"To Gregory's Family:
There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"SGT Wahl, your service to our Country will never be forgotten, nor will your ultimate sacrifice.

My heartfelt condolences to SGT Wahl's family, friends and Brothers."
Lorene of Chicago

"ToTheFamily
Gregory was a brave soldier. May God bless you and comfort you in this time of grief. He was a soldier that i didn't know but i am sure that he was a
great soldier that did a great job. He will be missed all over this world of ours. He is in a great place were he will be watching over us and keep us safe from harm. May God Bless You"
Wanda of Manchester,Tenn USA

"God bless and be with the family of Sgt Wahl. This I know must be a very tough time. Take heart in knowing many of us appreciate your sacrifice and that words will never convey our thanks and grief for his and your loss. It is amazing what these guys/gals are doing, and the love they show for their country. God has brought another angel home and sent one to look over the family. God bless you."
Leslie of Sallisaw, OK

"To the family of Sgt. Wahl...I hope that you find comfort in knowing that Sgt. Wahl was a brave & courageous man. He fought for what he believed in...freedom. Remember him as we all will remember those who have fallen in Iraq...with pride & the knowledge that heroes truly do exist. Sgt. Wahl, may you rest in peace. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice."
Michelle of Taylor, MI

"Dear Sgt. Wahl and Family: May you, Sgt. Wahl, rest in the peaceful love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for all eternity. May God bless your family, loved ones, unit, friends, neighbors, and all those who knew you with His healing care and support. Thank you for paying the ultimate sacrifice with your life so the people of Iraq could know some semblance of a democratic government, could know some semblance of peaceful coexistence with the world, could experience a better life for themselves and their descendants. Thank you for sacrificing so we, the people of the United States, could live without the fear of terrorism, could live in peace and security. You will not be forgotten, Sgt. Wahl. May all the deceased U.S. service members be honored and remembered in our hearts and souls as long as this great country endures."
Patricia A. Gunn of Cincinnati, OH, USA

"Thank you for the sacrifices you made for our country. My heart goes out to all of the family members and loved ones of fallen service members."
Melinda of Virginia

"My compassion and condolences to the family and friends of SGT Wahl. You are in my prayers. With deepest respect."
Maria Daehn of Lower Saxony, Germany

"Thank you, Sgt. Wahl, for all that you have given to this world. You will not be forgotten...... your light continues to shine in all of those who loved you. May GOD bless you and guide you on your journey home."
Naomi Mauricio of Brown City, MI

"God Bless the family and friends of Sgt. Gregory Wahl. I am sorry for your loss and truly greatful for what Gregory has done for our country.

Jessica I. Stewart, Lawrence, Ma"
Jessica of Lawrence, Ma

"To the family of Sgt. Gregory Wahl,
Sgt. Wahl was truly one of America's heroes. His sacrifice will never be forgotten and he will forever remain in the hearts of many."
Ruth Dagraca Proud Army Mom of Ssg. Don Durgin Jr. of Wooster, Ohio

"To the loved ones of Gregory Wahl,
I am so very sorry the hear of your loss. Gregory's dedication to bravely serve our country, will never be forgotten. May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort & peace during this time of sorrow. Again, my deepest sympathies. Kim"
Kim Busch of Shakopee, MN

"To the Family of Gregory Wahl: He was a very brave man for fighting this war. May he rest in peace and may you find peace in your hearts in this terrible time. My condolences."
Shauna of Corvallis, OR - USA

"My deepest sympathy to the family of this brave soldier,Gregory Wahl. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God be with you all. And may God hold Gregory in the palm of His hand."
Mary Ann Janicki of Gorham, NH

"My sincere condolences go out to the friends and family and military family of Greg Wahl. I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a great man and I thank him for sacrificing his life for my freedom."
Missy C. of Hammond, WI, USA

"To the Family of Sgt Gregory Wahl: My deepest sympathy for your loss, he was a brave soldier and he gave his life so that we can remain free. God Bless him and may the perpetual light shine upon him.Grant him eternal peace."
Barry J Mehn FRM USAF of St. Louis, Missouri

"My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sgt. Gregory Wahl. My heart aches for you, and you will remain in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that the deep hurt you feel can be in some part be eased by the feeling of great pride for Gregory’s valor and deep sense of patriotism. He will always be remembered as an American Hero.

Gregory, you have made the ultimate sacrifice and did so willingly and without hesitation. Thank you so very much for defending my freedom. It means so much to me, to the people of NYC and to the entire nation. Thank you for your bravery and sacrifice in the service of the country that I love so very much.

John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Most Sincerely,
Pat Shoukry"
Pat Shoukry of New York, N.Y. USA

"Thank you Gregory Wahl, 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 Sgt. Gregory Wahl:
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 Gregory 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 Sgt. Gregory Wahl:
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 Gregory, 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