Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Cpl. Dale E. Fracker, Jr.

23, of Apple Valley, California.
Fracker died on in Deh Rawod, Afghanistan, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Died on November 24, 2004.

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"i got to know dale well on our leave back to the states. we hung everyday all day during that time. he was the funniest guy i knew. i was injured a short time after we returned. but when i was laying in my bed at walter reed and i heard the news it broke my heart. we would walk past each other everyday and say the same saying to each other and get a big laugh. ill never forget those times or dale. to the fracker family im so sorry for your loss"
jeffrey guerin of syracuse NY

"in memoriam Dale Almandares Fracker jr. filipino american a true warrior and hero who serve the country."
resolme of zambales,philippines

"23 November 2011
I never knew CPL Fracker personally but 7 years ago today he changed my life and career forever. Not a day goes by that I don't think about him and his parents. Every November 23rd becomes a very difficult day for me. I was that Soldier that you saw at your doorstep that day. Thank you for your service CPL Fracker and prayers to your family. I am truely sorry for your loss every day."
SFC Don Seibert Jr of Victorville, California

"To the family of:Dale E.Fracker,Jr.
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""

"It's been 7 years since the day and I miss you more and more. We really didn't get to know each other until the last couple of weeks before we got deployed but you, Young and myself will always be known as the "Smash Brothers". I miss you Fracker."
Spc. Sears, Justin A. of Yorktown, Va

"I can't expres on how much of a good friend you were and still are eventho it is 2011 now i still rember the grat times me you and hermen had together in my eyes and hart we are still brothers i still have a hard time with out u bruther because when evere i neded you u were there for me but i know u are with me in my hart and hermen you'r still my brother mr&mis fracker thank you for the two best brothers any one could have i love you your good friend Armando McDonald
if u want to reech me here is my email amcdonaldsr@msn.com"
Armando Mcdonald of Hesperia CA

To the Family of Cpl. Dale E. Fracker,
I was behind one of you in a drive through this afternoon and read your license plate frame so, the minute I got home, I looked up the fate of your son.
I am so sorry for your loss. I ride with the Patriot Guard and have escorted too many of our young men and women to their final resting place.
Just wanted you to know that you are not the only ones to remember your son.Peace be with you."
Michael Simmons of Victorville, CA

"Only Knew Fracker for a couple months because he was new to our unit but i served with him in OEF and we had just started to become close talking about Seattle, WA and other stuff back home we had both been to. Fracker was a great soldier and friend... His passing hit all of us in Cobra hard, especially after the last couple months we had gone thru, the whole company grew closer and was more that just a unit but a family. Feel honored to have served with both him and fliesher!"
SSG Lofstrom, Derek of Kent, WA

"Hi, Fracker family. My name is Spc. Benaly Canales and I'm sitting here with my daughters Chelsea & Candice and my son Joe and my wife Yolanda. We are remembering Dale on this Veteran's Day 2010 because he was like a brother to my wife & I and my kids absolutely loved Dale as their uncle. Yup! They called him Uncle Dale. I served with Dale in Iraq in 2003. I knew him for 2 years before we left from Ft. Carson, Co. He was an awesome human being! He genuinely cared for his friends and he spoke a lot about his parents and about california. He was my brother from another mother. When my wife and I had problems, he did his best to hook us back up. Awesome guy. We miss him and wish he was still with us. Please love and take care of each other. God bless you and everyone you love and care for..."
Benaly Canales of Texas

"August 22, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Dale E. Fracker, Jr.:
Dale 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

"It has been 3 years since our son Dale Jr. had given his life for our freedom and gone home to be with the Lord, and anyone who would like to still contact us they may at dalefracker@charter.net.

And let us not forget about all the other brave men and women that have also given their lives for our freedom, and especially for those who are still serving in harms way."
Dale E. Fracker Sr. of Hesperia, California

"I am sorry about Taliban bridge - we should have done more. God rest your soul."
ODA 391 of Ft. Bragg, NC

"For those wonderful and brave men and women who knew and love our brave and proud son Cpl. Dale E. Fracker Jr. My wife and I would love to hear from you.

Love in Christ,

Dale (Sr.) & Ligaya Fracker

Call 1-800-585-3114 Pin# 81
Dale E. Fracker Sr. of Hesperia, California

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just OEF, but for your service in Iraq as well. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"I'll Try Sir"(5th Inf. Motto)"

"Dale and I spoke about our mutual love of California many times on long night guard shifts in Afghanistan while I was in Second Platoon Charlie Company 2-5 INF. He spoke of his parents, friends, fiancÚ and experiences in Iraq. Dale was a very authentic person and I am fortunate to have known him. My deepest condolences to the family and friends he left behind."
SPC Tan of Honolulu, HI

"Dear Fracker family,
My name is Patrick McGuire and I was Dale's team leader in Colorado and also for six months in Iraq. Dale was a good friend, who you could trust with anything.It didn't matter what we had to do.Dale's attitude inspired people around him to work harder.I believe he loved his job.He was proud to be in the military.He was also very proud of his family.He will be sorely missed."
Patrick McGuire of Las Vegas ,NV

"its november 22 2005, I was with fracker in DRW and reacted on the Qucik reaction force in order to catch the ones responsible for the IED. I will celebrate my thanksgiving on the 23rd of this month. For it was November 23rd that a sacrafice was given for my life. Thank you fracker."
SGT Paul D. Bowling of FT. Bliss TX

"To The Fracker Family'
My very deepest sympathy to you all. I know how unbeleivably devastating this is for you all. I lost my son Kyle Fernandez a month before you lost Dale. They were both in the same C co. stationed out of Hawaii. I know your pain,loss and emptiness. May GOD guide you all when you are lost,comfort you when you are sad,and strenghten you when you are weak. May GOD bless us all."
nyla fernandez mother of CPL. Kyle K. Fernandez nylafern@yahoo.com of Waianae,HI. USA

"I was in great disbelief the day I received news that Dale had passed away. I spent the whole day crying and wondering if it was you indeed or if it was false information. Until I looked you up in the internet I had realized that my friend had left us and gone to God's arms. I will never forget the good times we had in Fort Carson and the six months we did in Iraq. I will keep your memories forever alive, from being your gunner in the bradley to being your close friend. Until we meet again brother, keep heaven happy with your R&B voice."
Carlos Bonilla of Los Angeles, C.A. Los Angeles

"Cpl. Dale Fracker had many friends in colorado Springs. A party wasn't a party without Dale. Dale watched over me a couple times when I was sick. Now he faught for all america and freedom. Dale was a strong, loving person. My dog Sadie loved him. Everyone loved him. We will always love you and keep all the great memories in all of our hearts. GOD BLESS YOU DALE E. FRACKER!!!
THANK YOU FOR BEING STRONG AND LOVING! THANK YOU FOR OUR FREEDOM~ WE WILL MISS YOU! May you rest in peace CLP. DALE E. FRACKER JR. and God bless your family and fiancee'."
Rachell White & Rachel Westerfield of Colorado Springs CO

"Cpl. Dale E. Fracker Jr. was our beloved son who we haved loved so very much and are so very proud of, and now he has gone home to be with God. And for those who new and serve with our son you may contact us by email (dalefracker@charter.net) for further contact information."
Dale E. Fracker Sr. of Hesperia, California

"To family and friends.

I worked closley with dale. I always admired his work ethic. Dale was a driver in my platoon and he always could be counted on to get the job done. the thing i remember most about dale is his smile. I dont think i ever seen him not smiling. I am honored to have had the chance to know and work with dale."
SSG Jaime Martinez of FT Carson Colorado

"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""

"It is my honor to have serve with CPL Fracker. NOt only was he an outstanding soldier, he was a true friend. I will not forget him especially the times I had BBQs in which he hung out with my family and friends. Whenever he had an issue, he would always rely on me to give him advice. He will be missed!
God Bless You CPL DALE E> FRACKER. I salute to you!!!!"
SSG MUNIZ of Fort Carson, CO, USA

"Cpl. Dale Fracker was one of my closest friends, and ONE HELL OF A SOLDIER! He never quit on anything and he could always be counted on when you needed him. I served with him in OIF 03-04. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with his family, and he will always be in my heart. "Keep it real Frack-Attack" You will always be missed."
Joshua Pratt of Colorado Springs, CO

"Dale Fracker was a wonderful, caring friend, and he will be missed by many. My husband served with Cpl. Fracker, and he became a regular in our home. He was an excellent soldier, who believed the cause he was fighting for. He will always be a hero in my eyes and my heart."
Kelly Pratt of Colorado Springs, Co.


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

"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

"We have made a donation to the USO in memory of Cpl. Dale Fracker, Jr. We are deeply sorry for your loss."
Marcie and David Gaon of Yorba Linda, CA

"Thank you Dale Fracker, Jr., 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 Cpl. Dale Fracker, Jr.:
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 Dale 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 Cpl. Dale Fracker, Jr.:
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 Dale, 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