Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Sgt. 1st Class Moses E. Armstead

44, of Rochester, New York.
Armstead died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, of a non-combat related illness identified on October 5, 2005 as he was returning from leave status and preparing to redeploy to Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 16th Ordnance Battalion, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Died on October 6, 2005.

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"A great man, rest and peace to you Moses E. Armstead. https://jugeredelweiss.net"
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Tyler of Tyler TX

"Love you my brother..wishing you were still here with us. Gone but never forgotten.RIP."
Terrance j Armstead of Rochester Ny

"Every year it's harder and harder to grasp the fact that you are gone. I miss you dearly! Moses Jr looks just like you and every time daddy sees him he breaks down and cry because of how much he looks like you.

I know you are looking down at us every day and I greatly appreciate it! Love you Unc...."
Javon Armstead (niece) of Rochester, NY

"You are loved and never forgotten. We miss you!"
Tisha Brunson of Columbia, SC

"YOU WHERE A GREAT FATHER AND A LOVED MAN ALL AROUND AND IM GLADE I GOT TO TALK TO YOU ONE LAST TIME BEFORE I HAD TO SAY GOOD BYE I JUST WISH I HAD ONE MORE CHANCE TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU WIT ALL MY HEART AND IM GONNA SEE YOU WHEN GOD DECIDES THAT ITS MY TIME SO SAVE ROOM FOR ME UP THERE OK UNC.LOVE U WITH ALL MY HEART AND I WILL NEVER FORGET U. AND U WILL ALWAYS HAVE A PLACE IN MA HEART NO MATTER WAHT. I CANT EXPLAIN TO U HOW MUCH I MISS YOU MAN. ITS BEEN ALMOST 4 YEARS SINCE YOU LEFT US BUT WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT , IT SEEMS LIKE IT WAS JUST YESTRDAY WHEN WE WERE TALKIN ON THE PHONE . BUT AS LONG AS U LIVED A GOOD LIFE AND MADE A HELL OF A MARK WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS U WILL NEVER B FORGOTTEN.I LOVE U AND ILL NEVER FORGET YOU."
RASHAD ARMSTEAD (NEPHEW) of ROCHESTER NY

"October 1, 2007
To the family of Sgt. 1st Class Moses E. Armstead:
Moses 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

"To the family of:Moses E Armstead I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"

"HI BABY
IMSSDYOU"
maryrose of mi

"I hope you see this message, I was touched because I live only 45 minutes east of Rochester, NY. I am so sorry that you had to go through this hard time. I hope you know God loves you and I will keep you in my thoughts. I am only 24 years old and to see this hit so close to home makes my soul ache. May mother and father God shine down on you for ever."
Ephraim Davis of Lyons, New York 14489

"WE THE 2 toorps com to doortally me
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MARYROSE"
maryrose of mi

"thank you for being such a good father."
Jaspen Armstead of Aberdeen, Maryland

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

"Know that he will be missed by all his friends and fellow soldiers. He dedicated his life to his family and his country. My heartfelt condolences for the loved ones left behind, and to the wonderful memory of a hard charging, dedicated soldier, spouse and father. God Bless!"
SFC (Retired) Marcus Lucas & MSG Hellen Phillips of APG, MD, USA

"To the Armstead Family,
Just know that Moses was a soldier dedicated to his family as well as his country. Moses now you have decided to join the heavenly soldiers in eternity with Our Heavenly Father. Just know hat we miss and love you dearly. Your beloved friends in Christ."
SSG Mack & Regina of Miami, Florida

"To the family of SFC Moses E. Armstead I would like to extend my deepest condolences to you all. Moses will be remembered and missed by many. Each person will have their own special reason. I will remember him as my friend."
SFC C. Wood of APG, MD

"Thank you very much"
Gordon of Joppa Maryland

"To My Wonderful Godfather "Big Mose"
You are such a wonderful person! I will never forget your smile and all the good times I've shared with you and the family. I know you would drive a 1000 miles for me =) Can't wait to meet you in heaven...Mrs.Tonya & the children, I Love You ALL!!! We will continue to stay strong and make it"
LaTisha Brunson of Columbia, SC

"SOMETIMES YOUR BURDENS MAY SEEM SO HEAVY, I CAN GO TO GOD IN PRAYER. HE CAN WORK IT OUT."
THERESA THOMPSON of COLUMBUS, GEORGIA

"TO THE ARMSTEAD FAMILY REACH OUT TO YOUR COMMUNITY AND POLTICIAL LEADERS. REQUEST A STREET BE NAMED IN MOSES HONOR. IT IS THE VERY LEAST HIS COMMUNITY CAN DO FOR MOSES. AFTER ALL HE SERVED HIS COMMUNITY, COUNTY, STATE AND COUNTRY. MOSES FAMILY SHOULDN'T HAVE TO BEG. THE COMMUNITY SHOULD BE OFFERING TO DO THIS WILLINGLY."
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"All prayers go out to his family god bless you all"
Tangie Armstead of Moss Point, Ms.

"As a mom of five young children, I am so grateful for the sacrifice of this brave solder Moses E. Armstead. You are loved by many. Words can not express the emotion. He payed the ultimate price for our freedom and the freedom of so many other people who suffered under the rule of Sadaam. May God be with his family in this time of sorrow and may you find comfort in the fact that we think about Moses's sacrifice for the love of his country. May we NEVER forget! Thank you!"
jill hughes of Houston, TX

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

"TO THE ARMSTEAD FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. WE UNDERSTAND THE HURT AND PAIN. LOSTING OUR SON GREGORY LAST YEAR I N BALAD, IRAQ. MOSES HAS NOT GIVEN HIS LIFE IN VAIN. HE IS A HERO! THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY. THIS TELLS ME THE PERSON YOU ARE MOSES! GOD BLESS!"
leonard t. wahl of VALLEY STREAM NY

"To Moses' Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our son returned safely from Afghanistan, only to lose his life in Iraq. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice. Our sons are true heroes!

By His Grace,

Gloria Caldas
Proud Mother of Fallen Hero
Capt. Ernesto "The Big Ern" Blanco-Caldas
82nd Airborne, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003
San Antonio, Texas
gcaldas48@aol.com"

"Thank you Moses Armstead, 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. 1st Class Moses Armstead:
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 Moses 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. 1st Class Moses Armstead:
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 Moses, 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