Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Kerry W. Frith

37, of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Frith was on board the MH-47 aircraft that crashed at sea in the southern Philippines. He was assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on February 21, 2002.

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"R.I.P. Kerry...We served together in Hawaii & flew together in Japan 1988.I never forget your favorite tunes by Dwight Yokum!..I am proud to have known you and you are forever a brother!"
Tony Gutierrez of El Paso, Texas

"My father will forever be my hero! As im reading all these messaging my heart is drowning in appreciation, I want to thank everyone who has ever thought of my dad or thanked him! I want to thank all his former brothers for your service and love for this country. Some gave all but all gave some, you all are in my heart ❤ Rest easy Dad HOORAH!!"
Ciara Frith of Oklahoma

"I never met SSG Kerry Frith, but it was my honor to wear his name on my race bib this past Memorial Day while running in the East Northport, NY " I Did the Grid" 4 mile run. At the end of the run there are brass bells which each runner uses to ring in the servicememeber they are representing. Just a note of thanks for all he gave to allow myself and my family to live with the freedom we enjoy each and everyday."
J.Tully of Greenlawn, NY

"My name is Gwenevere Zanger. I lived in Norman, Ok a few years ago and was working at the Moose Lodge. One of my customers came in with a painting of Kerry Frith that they had found in their back yard of a new house that the had just purchased. They asked me if there was any way that I could find the family of Kerry Frith to get the painting to them. I have had no luck in finding them. I have called newspapers, tv news..etc. I have served my country as well, and would want my painting to get to may family if it had happened to me...Please help. He resides in my living room on a table and is part of my family (even though I have never met him) and will be here until we find his proper home. E-mail me at playnhard2git0623@yahoo.com Thank you and God Bless."
Gwenevere Zanger of Ketchum, Ok

"”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 the hero’s Mother, Father and/or spouse. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Almost 2,100 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!
This is a gift! We have wonderful sponsors who help with the costs, and want you know that everyone here at Project Compassion does and will always CARE.
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,
Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

hope u get this .
i was his 1st best friend on board the new jersey
he used to sing and play on music tapes we would make n the anchor windlass/ i named a song "apache uprising" 4 him/we would listen 2 zep and p-funk/ there are always brothers n the military
i had a true older brother, and i was his/something told me 2 google just n case i'd get lucky/ at this point i feel "lucky" 2 communicate these feelings/ i have a song posted on utube called renegade/ by chance his photo was frozen 4 representation/ i chose it because it represented the spirit of kerry i remembered/ it's a sad song, but groovy, and now i know why/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyY_PIk1-Do/ii's been 23 years since these photos and i'm sure plenty people have great kerry stories, but n less than a year i felt like i had a lifetime/ finding out the way kerry died truly re-affirms the specialness of the beirut time/if any family want 2 hear some frith shipboard music, let me know/ like kerry , it's funky
peace brother k"
dwayne wilson of denver

"May 4, 2007
To the family of Kerry W. Frith. Kerry 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."
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

I would like to say thank you to you and the other men who were on that helicopter 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

"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

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

"I knew you well. We trained, went to war and celebrated together. I miss the great times we had together and wish your family the very best. My bad beligerent brother"
Kenny Knight of El Paso, Texas, USA

"Thank you so very much sir. The battle was being taken to the enemies of our country. You made sure they had no safe place from which to regroup, to plan attacks on America and her allies.

Only because of brave warriors like you, now in God's embrace do we live as safe as we do."
The Estes Family of Phoenix, AZ

"Thank you Kerry Frith, 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 Staff Sgt. Kerry Frith:
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 Kerry 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 Staff Sgt. Kerry Frith:
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 Kerry, 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