Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Bobby E. Beasley

36, of Inwood, West Virginia.
Beasley died in Ghazikel, Afghanistan, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 29th Infantry Division (Light Infantry), Winchester, Virginia. Died on August 7, 2004.

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"My father enlisted Bobby, and it was heartbreaking to call him and give him the awful news in 2004. I'm having him and Craig added to a dedication plate on the VA OCS Class 57 gift, a 17ft rope climbing station. I knew Bobby as a teenager, went to war with him, and miss him to this day. Our future leaders will not forget his sacrifice."
CPT J.T.Glasscock of Burkeville, VA

"I can't believe it's been 10 years already Beas. I can still see that ornery grin and hear you laughing. I only got to know you for 5 short years, but I am proud to say Sgt Bobby Beasley was my friend. You are and always will be my hero Beas."
Sue Boley of West Virginia

"Remembering you today. And the sacrafice made in the name of freedom.
Always remembered, forever honored."
Jackie Dunaway of Hague, VA

"Almost 10 years my brother. Tonight we hold a memorial service at the Armory named after you and Craig."
Hampton Thomas of Winchester, VA

"9 years you've been gone Bro. Your memory still lives in my heart and mind . Miss you Brother"
SFC Lilly, Neil G. II of Winchester, Va

"Another Memorial day is upon us and I remember the sacrifice you made for your country and your family, Bobby. Your 2 nephews and niece miss you dearly. Crystal will miss you greatly at her upcoming graduation. Your brothers missed you at your family reunion. We love you dearly."
Cindy Beasley of Winchester, Va

"As another Memorial Day approaches please know that You are remembered and honored. Im grateful for your service and saddened by the sacrafice you and your family made. Never forgotten, Always honored. A reminder that freedom is not free."
Jackie Cooper-Dunaway of Hague, VA

"As another Memorial Day approaches please know that You are remembered and honored. Im grateful for your service and saddened by the sacrafice you and your family made. Never forgotten, Always honored. A reminder that freedom is not free."
Jackie Cooper-Dunaway of Hague, VA

"I appreciated you then and I appreciate you now. You made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms and our way of life. Always remembered. Always honored."
Tim Orso of Strasburg, Virginia

"To the family of:Bobby E.Beasley
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"3-27-11"

G. Belicek of Sunbright, Tennessee

"It's been six years and the memory of Bobby Beasley and Craig Cherry is still strong. I will never forget either of you. You are truly loved and missed"
Kelly Hinnant of Aylett, VA

"Thank You"
R, Mike of USA

"I'm sitting here and I knew that something was wrong it just seemed like a bad day for no reason. Then it hit me it's August 2nd and in 5 days it will be 5 Years since you've been gone Buddy. I miss you
and Maybe I've had just a few to many I thank you for all the smiles that you threw my way because I was scared of going overseas and you made me fell ok all the time. I hope that were ever you are your at peace and happy. I can't wait to catch up with you and talk about anything really. I miss you man."
Spc. Michael Hawkins Tow Plt. 3/116th Inf 29th Inf Div. of Dublin, Va

"Bobby thank you for standing so tall that you willing gave all protecting so many other soldiers of the 3-116th that August day in 2004. Soon the new armory will be dedicated in Winchester. I will be there, I will honor you in my heart and mind, SGM Bob G will be drilling that weekend I only hope that I can stand as proudly as you did almost 5 years ago.

You will never be forgotten."
Paula of Falls Church VA

"Bobby, I miss you more than words can ever express. I love you very much. I wish you could have seen autumn. Thank you for being my best friend. And the best uncle a girl could ask for. You were heaven-sent.
Your favorite niece,
Charity Beasley"
Charity Beasley of Archdale, NC

"November 17, 2007
To the family of Sgt. Bobby E. Beasley:
Bobby gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"On this day may we remember and honor Cherry and Beasley. Though they are thougth of eveyday today is the day my heart aches the most for their families. They will not be forgotten I promise. My husband served with them and speaks highly of them both. God be with you and may the arms of angels be around you today."
Jackie of Richmond, VA

"SGT Beasley and SSG Cherry will never be forgotten. It was an honor serving with them. God bless them and their families!"
SSG Warth of Hanau Germany

"I will always remember bobby ,I saw him every morning in Ghazni when we were preping to go out on missions.I will always remember him drinking his coffee and having a cigarette,and he always told me to be carefull.to a brother at arms,you will always be remebered and never forgotten."
SSG.Higgins,Brian of Woodbridge,Va.

"my dad served and died with booby. bobby was a funny, and caring he was a great friend dor the time that i new him. he was also a great soldier and a good man. i hope he rest in peace"
Kaitlyn cherry of hastings, MI

I would like to say thank you to you and the other soldier who was in that vehicle with 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

"Bobby u were like a brother to me. We will miss you dearly. I Love You too.
I will always think about you know matter what I'm doing."
Chris Baker of Winchester, VA

"thank you fore your great oner"
bobby of slidell

"My brother in law served with Bobby
and Craig.I have heard only what
great people they were.My heart goes
out to their families.We are all still
hurting from the loss,and will always
hold them close in our hearts.
God Bless them, their families,
and the USA"
Dayna Behan of Peyton,Co.

"Thank you for your sacrifice, I am forever grateful to you !"
Tim Painter of Mount Nebo, WV/USA

"Proud to serve with you."
jk of Ghazni

"Bobby, from what guys who knew him in the unit told me, was both an excellent NCO, and excellent soldier, but also a great friend. He will be missed."
PFC Burns of VA

"To the family of Bobby,I'am so sorry to hear of your lost.My prayres are with you.God Bless You and Bobby."
Diane of Spokane wa.

"Bobby was a friend and co-worker of mine. He is missed every day. I have two more friends and co-workers from his unit still in Afghanistan and two others from another unit in Iraq. I pray that these four come home safely.
Beas, even though I only knew you for 5 short years I will never forget you. You are my hero."
Sue Boley of Hampshire County, WV

"Hi, my nmae is Tom Livizos. I would like you to know that I am very sorry for the loss of our proud american soldier. I am writing in particular because I served in the 29th division during the invasion of Normandy on Omaha beach. I always think of the soldiers of the 29th, both old and new. I cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of your loved one. My name is Tom Livizos and you can email me at tomlivizos@aol.com or 302-737-9000 if you ever wish to drop a line, id love to hear from you. God bless you and Bobby"
Tom Livizos of newark, de

"To the family and friends,

Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your loved ones bravery and sacrifice. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. Your loved one is a hero. Greater love have no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13.

God bless you.

Home Front Ministries
Shepherd of the Hills Church
Porter Ranch, CA"

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

"Thanks for stepping forward when America needed you. To the family - Thank you for your contribution to our liberty and freedom. I'm sorry for your tremendous loss."
Ronald Carlson of Montrose, MN

"To the family and friends of Bobby Beasley.

I know your sorrow and pain at this time. I lost my son in Afghanistan in June. My heart aches for you and I just want you to know my prayers are with you. I thank God everyday for men like Bobby who are willing to defend our right of freedom. Only through men like him do we have the right to leave messages for them and thank God. My son is in heaven now and Bobby has joined the other Fallen Heros. And they are indeed my HEROS. To you I wrap my arms around you and cry for your loss. May God bless you and give you comfort.

Mother of LCPL Juston T. Thacker
USMC Afghanistan
June 24, 2004"
Sharon Bowling of Princeton, WV United States of America, and Proud of it.

"To the family of Bobby Beasley: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. He was a hero, whose bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten. A salute to a fallen soldier- THANK YOU, BOBBY! May you rest peacefully in Heaven."
T. Rexroad of WV

"To Sgt. Beasley's family & friends my family feels your pain and sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sgt. Beasley will never be forgotten for the ultimate sacrifice he gave of himself for his country. Thank-you Sgt.Beasley for all you have done. You are a great american hero.

Widow of SFC Robert J. Mogensen
3rd SFG KIA May 29, 2004
Tanya Mogensen & Family of North Carolina

"To Sgt. Beasley's family and friends, thank you for being willing to serve to give others freedom. May we all remember the cost of freedom is high. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Our grandson gave his life in Afghanistan only a few weeks before. LCpl Juston Thacker, Bari Khout. Their blood was shed on froeign soil that we all may have freedom. Thank you and all the others before you and those who will follow you into the great Hall of Heros who are willing to stand and fight for what they believe in."
Tom Sisk of Princeton, WV

"Dear Bobby,
Thank you for having the courage to fight and face danger when many do not possess the gumption to do so. Anyone like yourself is a great hero because of your bravery and sacrifice. Thank you for being so brave in a time when the USA needed you. We will never forget you."
mark reif of winchester, VA

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

"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 sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten. For the family/friends: May time provide happy loving memories in place of present sorrows. Look to the sky for in the infinite meadows of Heaven the bright shining stars bloom.....the forget-me-nots of angels. God bless you and thank you."
a grateful family in Phoenix, AZ

"To Bobby'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.


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

"I only met Bobby once at the family reunion, but he was family. I'm his cousin's wife. He was loved and will be missed."
Laura Lee of Clute, TX

"The loss of Bobby E. Beasley is felt by all, whether or not we knew him personally. We know is type: Brave, Selfless, Honorable and a Patriot. He is a hero in every sense of the word and will not be forgotten. I am very sad for your families loss and will pray for you. God Bless Bobby and may peace be with you now and forever."
Carolyn of Port Tobacco MD/USA

"To Bobby'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

"Thank you Bobby Beasley, 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. Bobby Beasley:
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 Bobby 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. Bobby Beasley:
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 Bobby, 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