Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Daniel R. Wyatt

22, of Calendonia, Wisconsin.
Wyatt died on due to enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Corps Reserve, Chicago, Illinois. Died on October 12, 2004.

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"Happy Vets Day. I am now a Marine wife; hope you are proud, Daniel :)"
Ashley Wyatt of Streamwood, IL USA

"Happy Veterans Day- we remember our fallen heroes."
Ashley Wyatt of Oswego, IL

"Thinking of you everyday little brother. You are my inspiration to be a better man. Brothers in Arms, Brothers in life."
SGT Joshua Friday of Fort Leavnworth

"Semper fi buddy....we wont forget"
Joey of Indiana

"Thinking of Daniel on this Veterans' Day. We still miss you dearly and will never forget your brave acts of heroism."
Ashley Wyatt of Oswego, IL USA

"”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,750 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna"
Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"September 29, 2008
To the family of Lance Cpl. Daniel R. Wyatt:
Daniel gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"daniel..... i can remember back in 9th grade hehe remember sitin in the back of mikes car all sckwished up while him and cora made out forever and all we wanted was to get out he car lol so funny fun memories. i am so glad that i do have a good funny memorie of you i am glad i was to know you and you are sadley missed everyday by every ones heart who you had the pleasure of touching."
tracy of racine,wi

"Well love, one more year past and one more year of you looking over me. I am still striving to make you proud and graduate this December just like you wanted me too. I promised you I would finish school and I promised you I would live my life to the fullest. I miss you so much and not a day goes by without a thought of you in my mind. I love you.... Untill we meet again.... True love lasts an eternity."
Laura Watson of Madison, Wi

"i wish you the best, and just remember he is in a better place now. i send you all my love and respect."
Teairra Walker of Milwaukee, WI 53212

"DANIEL YOU WOULD HAVE MADE ME AND DEAN A PROUD SON-IN LAW. WE MISS YOU DEARLY. YOUR ROOM STILL STANDS AS YOU LEFT IT. THE LAST LETTER YOU GAVE ME BEFORE YOU LEFT TO IRAQ WAS SO TOUCHING. I STILL READ IT EVERYDAY. WHEN YOU CALLED ME MOM, IT OPENED MY HEART FOR YOU. LAURA IS COPING BUT DAY TO DAY. SHE IS GOING TO COLLEGE AS YOU WISHED HER TOO AND IS DOING IT FOR YOU! WE LOVE YOU AND WILL NEVER FORGET OUR FUTURE SON IN LAW. YOUR FAVORITE ITEMS ARE HUNG UP IN YOUR ROOM AND WILL STAY THERE FOR YOU. WE DID EVERYTHING WE PROMISED YOU IN THE PAST YEAR AND KNOW IN OUR HEARTS YOU ARE SATISFIED ON HOW THINGS TURNED OUT. WE STILL WEAR OUR SHIRTS THAT WE ALL HAD MADE. PROUD OF OUR FUTURE SON-IN-LAW- MARINE LCPL DANIEL WYATT.

LOVE ALWAYS,
YOUR FAMILY DEAN AND DAWN WATSON AND YOUR FIANCE' LAURA"
DAWN AND DEAN WATSON of RACINE WISCONSIN

"To the family of Daniel R. Wyatt, 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. Prayfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to pray with you or need someone to talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church: Rev John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington,Ga 30016 phone 770-787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ."
Polly Ballew of Covington Ga

"To the Family of LCpl. Daniel Wyatt:
We have constructed a memorial to the service men and women from Wisconsin and Illinois who have died in Iraq which includes, as of 6/20/05, 111 crosses and Stars of David. We would like your permission to put LCpl. Wyatt's name on one of them. We have called our display "Arlington MidWest." It is our expression of mourning for the indescribable loss you have suffered for our country.

If you would like us to do this, please email martypres33@yahoo.com.

We invite you to come to visit Arlington MidWest. I can send you directions and some pictures by email.

"As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them." Anonymous"
Marty Preston of Wisconsin Dells, WI

"To the family of Daniel R. Wyatt:

The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 29 May. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, LTC Kenneth L. Beale, Jr. will preach a message entitled “Remembering Our Freedom.” A former Soldier and country music songwriter and performer “Rockie” will pay a special musical tribute. At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Respectfully,
Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
email:info@fortsnellingmcf.org
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org"

"I first met Daniel about 8 years ago. We stayed friends through High scool, but I think we became closer when we both joined the military. He made fun of me for chosing the Air Force. I think that we both got each other through training. It was nice to have someone from back home to talk to. Someone who knew what the other was going through. We would always joke about who had more rank when one of us would get promoted. In July he told me he was headed for Iraq. He called before he left and that was the last I heard. I cannot describe how I felt when I got the call that night. A week later I would bury a dear friend and brother in arms. No one has ever deserved my salute more. Two months later I myself would deploy to Iraq, where I am today, serving as a medic. He reminds me of why I am here. Of how important our job is. I like to believe that he watches over me to be sure I will return home. These are the heros of today. I love you Daniel. We will never forget you and everyone who gave all."
SrA Jamie Volkman of Kirkuk, Iraq

"Dear U.S. Armed Forces:

I'm Ignacio Sebastian Cucuzza, I'm 20 years and I write from Mar del Plata,
Argentina. I'm a fanatic and supporter of the United States of America. I
write you to send all my support to all the men and women who integrate the
Armed Forces of the United States.

I tell you that my grandma is American; she was born in Boston,
Massachusetts. Maybe, it's some American blood that I carry in my veins, the
love to the law enforcement and the freedom, what causes me a strong feeling
to USA.
The terrible attacks of September 11, 2001 against the World Trade Center
and the Pentagon caused me an enormous sadness and anguish. I requested to
God for all the people who died in that tragic day. I knew that the World
had changed and that anything would be the same as before.
Hence, I support totally the war against the damned terrorism. I think that
the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will be good to control Middle East, which
is a very dangerous area for the Western World.
Also, I know that the situation in Iraq is not the one that was expected. I
hope very soon the situation is stabilized and that the Iraqi people can
have its own military and democratic government, so that all you can return
to your homes with your families.
I suffer and grieve for all the lives of the American soldiers that get lost
in the battle field. And I remind the families who lose their relatives in
the war, for that reason, I pray to God that protects and bless all the men
and women of the U.S. Armed Forces every night. All the Americans should
thank, to remember and to honor to all those who gave their life in the name
of the United States.
I know no medals, no money, and no words will comfort the pain of the lost
loved one. But I also know and I want you to think what it would happen if
the war on terror moves to the American cities? I think that all that was
built in three centuries would collapse. And I do not wish to sound
apocalyptic, but realist in view of the magnitude of our enemies.
Americans:
United States is strong, powerful and rich. It's the nation that has created
this new way of life. It's the Nation Leader of the Free World, the nation
of the freedom, of the security, of the law, of the technology, of the
consumerism, etc. You have created this good system, which has some flaws,
but it is the best in the Earth. And we won't allow some murderers without
conscience to put in danger our way of life. The objective is clear: to put
an end to this humanity's scoria to preserve the future of our civilization.
United States has a lot to still give as empire and we won't allow that
anything neither nobody intervenes in our road.

American soldiers, I say you: Don't lower the arms, continue, stay strong,
be careful, protect yourselves and keep your morale up, because I know that
it's very difficult. I know that you are suffering. I know that you want to
come home. But I have faith that the future will be better. United States
needs of you. United States supports you. United States is what it's for
you.
Thanks so much for protecting the USA every time.
Because of your bravery, loyalty, heroism, patriotism and, mainly, to
eliminate to the enemies and the threats of the United States of America,
all of you are my heroes and idols.

As fanatic of the United States, my biggest dream will take place the day
that I set foot upon U.S. soil but I will be totally happy when I visit some
base of the Armed Forces and I say to each and every one of you, in person,
THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR THE STATES.

I thank you vastly your attention and I sent greetings and encouragements to
all the men and women of U.S. Armed Forces.
I’ll look forward to your answer, to make sure me that this message has been
read.

May God bless USA's Forces and their families. And may God continue to bless
the United States of America.

Thank you all very much.
Good luck!
See you soon!

Ignacio S. Cucuzza: a pro-Rule of Law, a pro-U.S. Military, hence, a
pro-USA.

PS: Every week I enter in the webs of USMC, Defend America and Army Times to
look for news and stories about you. In my computer, I have more than 500
pictures and a lot of data about you (U.S. troops), with a total of around
12,000 files about USA."
Ignacio of Argentina

"Daniel, I never got the pleasure of meeting you in this life, but I have met someone who loves you very much and we will never forget you and I would like to thank you for your service. It saddens me that you paid the ultimate sacrifice and your loved ones miss you and love you so much. If you meet my son I hope that you will share the stories of your life and know how much you both are missed. He is Lance Corporal Michael Halal, I will look for you at the gates of Heaven....Semper Fi!"
Jacqueline Mikkelson of Glendale, AZ

"Thank you for defending our freedom"
Daniel A Wyatt of Birmingham, England

"Read the article about Daniel on the marinecorpsmoms.com site. I could barely breathe. May God bless his family and friends. May we all live a life that makes us worthy of Daniel's sacrifice."
Judy of San Diego CA

"Thank you Daniel you did a good job and I along with this fine nation which you died for along with my son Shane WE ARE TRULLY PROUD. I know that you are standing next to my son helping to gaurd hevens gates. SEMPER FI"
GEORGE GOLDMAN of ST.CROIX VIRGIN ISLANDS

"To Daniel's Friends and Family,
I did not know Daniel very well, in fact, we met online. We finally met in person at the All American Rejects concert in May of 03, we also spent some time together during that years summerfest, and he took me on a date to the movies... Bad Boys 2, in our brief time together I saw that Daniel was a wonderful person. He was so polite and in tune with life. Though we didn't talk much after that, he called me to let me know he was going to Iraq. I feel now that I took advantage of knowing such a wonderful person, and wish he was still around to let him know that I do think of him. I'm very proud to say that I knew him, and I'm proud that he died for me, for you and for our country."
Nikki of Milwaukee, WI

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

"To Daniel'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 your soldier's bravery and sacrifice.

Sincerely,

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (The Big Ern's Mom) of San Antonio, TX
gloria.caldas@banksterling.com"

"God's Blessings to the family and friends of Daniel. He is my hero and will not be forgotten. Hold on to your fond memories of Daniel. Remember his laughter and smiles."
Candy of Poynette, WI

"My deepest sympathy, our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. May God bless you and help you through this time. Forever in our hearts a HERO Daniel R. Wyatt."
Amy & Aaron Monier of Waterford, MI.

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering all your family and loved ones in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Daniel, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge Montana "

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Daniel R. Wyatt,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, Ca

"To the Family and Friends of Daniel R. Wyatt:
I can't begin to describe how grief-stricken I am. I am truly and deeply sorry for the loss of Daniel, a great soldier and a true hero. Daniel and all of our fallen soldiers did what they had to for America, those are true American Heroes right there! I hope those of us with loved ones in 2/24 Fox Company can unite together and keep in touch through these hard times. Here is a website for the families of 2/24 www.foxcompanyfamilies.org Please keep in touch with us. Daniel is and will always be missed."
Jen Geist of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"Thank you Daniel R. Wyatt for serving with my husband and the rest of 2/24. I had hoped everyone in Fox Company would come back safe and unharmed. I'm sorry I wasn't able to meet you on my visits to Camp Horno. I'm very proud of you for serving your country and the ultimate sacrifices you've made. You are a great soldier and you will never be forgotten! SEMPER FI!"
Jen Geist of Milwaukee, Wi

"Thank you Daniel Wyatt, 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 Lance Cpl. Daniel Wyatt:
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 Daniel 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 Lance Cpl. Daniel Wyatt:
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 Daniel, 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