Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army 1st Lt. Forrest P. Ewens

25, of Washington.
Ewens died in Pech River Valley, Afghanistan, when his all terrain vehicle struck an improvised explosive device during combat operations. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Died on June 16, 2006.

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"To the family of:Forrest P.Ewens 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"

"September 11, 2007
To the family of 1st Lt. Forrest P. Ewens:
Forrest 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

"God Bless..."
Jill Desmond, widow Sgt. Dennis J Boles of Homosassa, FL USA

"Lt. Ewens,
Sir, I would like to say thank you to you and the other soldier who was also killed in that blast for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"To all the Ewens...We are saddened by the loss of one of the best people we've ever known. Forrest had the unique ability to be focused and diligent, yet still be one of the funniest people we've ever been around! We smile whenever we think of him. What a brave and caring person this world has lost. We are still praying for all of you as you continue to grieve his loss. May the Lord comfort all of you daily."
Clay & Melanie of Chewelah, WA

"I am the WA State Coordinator for the Home of the Brave Quilt Project, and I would like to extend our condolences to Forrest's family. We are making a memorial quilt for the family, as we are for all the families of those brave men and women from our state who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. I need help in locating addresses for Megan and for Forrest's parents. If you can help me, please email me at barbnlamont@comcast.net
Barb Shillinger of Aberdeen, WA

"Our heart is with Forrest Ewens' wife and family. Our son served with Forrest in Afghanistan and speaks very highly of him. The soldiers over there miss him so much. We are proud our son knew him and he will never be forgotten by our family. What a wonderful soldier he was and an inspiration to all. We thank him for being a friend to our son."
Candy Brucker of California

"Thank you Forrest, for the joy of knowing you and for all the differences you have made in this world. It is a much sadder world without you in it."
Shandee of Chewelah Wa

"Dearest Megan- As the fiance of a 1st Lt. who is also from Ft. Drum (C3-71), my heart and prayers are with you. May God Bring you peace during this time of sorrow.

You are forever in my thoughts and prayers. Godspeed, Melissa"
Melissa of Oklahoma

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, Forrest will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!

"Thank you Forrest Ewens, 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 1st Lt. Forrest Ewens:
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 Forrest 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 1st Lt. Forrest Ewens:
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 Forrest, 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