Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Robert J. Mogensen

26, of Leesville, Louisiana.
Mogensen died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when his vehicle hit a land mine. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on May 29, 2004.

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"Staff Sergeant Robert J Morgensen although we never had the pleasure of meeting I want you to know that you are never forgotten! I ran in you honor today with wear blue run to remember. #runinblue #for the fallen"
Jane of San Antonio TX

"Rob, miss you brother. Went to NC to visit Steph and we shared great memories about you. May God continue to bless your family. SFODA 312, 314, 334"

"Just wanted to say how much you're missed and loved. No matter how much time passes there are days that feel like it was yesterday. You're heavy on my mind and heart more than usual. I miss that beautiful smile and smirk on your face."

"Daddy this is Leilani! It's been really long since i have written to you. You have been on my mind lately.i miss you so much.i really wish you were here.you don't know how many times I've cried for you,over and over.i can't believe its been 11 years since you've been gone.it feels like forever! I love and miss you daddy!! love,your baby girl<3"
Leilani Mogensen of Leesville La

"I know its been awhile since anyone's posted on this page but I wanted to let you know that even though its been 11 years you'll NEVER be forgotten! I'm missing you more than ever Dad! I appreciate the little signs you give me those are the things I need the things that help me get through the rough patches. I can't believe I'll be a senior, seems just like yesterday you were waking me to my first day of Kindergarten. I hope your right there growing with me Dad! Glad I got to visit you the other day I needed that! I miss our car rides and us playing our song! Some days are harder than others but I like to think I got my strength from you! I Love You Daddy!"
Vanessa, Your Princess

"Rob, I miss you brother. I'm sorry I didn't stop the vehicle movement. I should have known something was up when we received that report about the guys ahead of us in the pass. I should have forced Dan to make the ANA drive ahead of us. I know you could hear and feel Bam Bam and I as we were working on you. Sorry about that brother, we did our best man."
CW4 (Ret.) Rudy Lindsey of Brownville, NY

"I love u daddy and wish I could see your smiling face its been ten years since you've been gone and there is never a day I dont miss u I love and miss u with all my heart love u daddy <3 xoxo"
Leilani of North carilona

"Hey it's your #1 princess just wanting to write you a message telling you how much i really miss you and wishing you were here with us but i know you're always in my heart i miss you so much dad i love you <3 Butterfly Kisses ...."
Vanessa of Nc

"To the family of:Robert J. Mogensen
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""

"Mog, just thinking of you today. Still in our hearts brother!"
Justin Vanderbilt of Boise, Idaho

"I love you daddy. Every day your always there beside me. <3 xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox 2-19-12"
Love your baby girl Leilani

"Happy 34th birthday my love! The kids and I are thinking of you today just as we do everyday but celebrating the love and life and memories you gave us. I'm sure you heard your beautiful baby girl sing to you this morning. We love and miss you always in our hearts"
your family of NC

"I really dont know how to start off but i would like to say that your family has been so generous in letting me stay with them im so grateful of them. I've been close friends with your son Josh since 6th grade and are bond is growing stronger i really wish i would have had the honor in meeting you, you inspire me so much in so many ways each and every day knowing life is just a gift and you have to take advantage of it when u can, you inspire me to make sure to keep josh on track also we have had some mistakes in the past but in your love in memory i will try my best to make it in life and become the best person I can i also want to become a great father like you were, If you see my grandmother up their please let her know that I miss her.

Kwanza Ramsey of Pinebluff, NC

"Tanya, you may not remember me but I went to high school with your husband we both did ROTC back then. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, I was not expecting to see this message board about his death. But I was expecting to see that he was up to something great with his life, and he did not disappoint. I'm so sorry I didn't get to say hello or good bye one last time."
Jimmy Miller of Aurora, CO

"i love you daddy and miss you i wish i could see you one time i am going to sing you a song i love you daddy it breaks my heart that i cant see you to daddy from leilani i miss you so much<3"

"I love and miss you daddy i miss our song and you singing it too me i love you so much!"
Vanessa M. of nc

"rob i love you brother. i was there and saw you after ever time you were blown up. it kills me cause i listened to the tic y'all got in and you died. true warrior my friend. one day i might be strong enough to see your grave. rangers lead the way."
benny g of fayetteville, nc

"Miss You!!!!"
Your, Daughter of nc

"I miss you."
Tanya of NC

"Rob it's been 6 yrs and I have not forgotten you. Every Memorial Day is a forever reminder of your sacrifice. Thank you bro, I remember, I was their and will never forget you."
Pete of Tampa, FL

"I just recently return from COP Sweeney, Afghanistan. There is a memorial honoring five Soldiers, one of which is SFC Mogensen. Having grown up in Leesville, LA, I felt compelled to photograph the memorial and would like to share those photos. The above link is not functioning. Please let me know how I can post/send the photos.

My email address is joseph.l.rosen@us.army.mil."
MAJ Joseph Rosen of Kandahar, Afghanistan


I am so very sorry to hear about your family's loss. You have my sympathy. I have known you since we were 10 and 11 years old and hunni it breaks my heart to know that you have endured so much grief and heartache. I am sure that you already know this but, Rob is in Heaven waiting for his loved ones to join him and one day you all will be together at long last. *hugs* from a very old friend. (the cabbage patch crew)"
Sharon O'Neill of Olathe, KS


The boys and I continue to think of you and the children as Memorial Day passes and the anniversary of Rob's death approaches. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers this year and coming years. May God and Rob continue to watch over you."
Rebecca, JJ and Billy, Surviving Family of CPT Daniel W. Eggers, KIA 5/29/2004

"Rob, just wanted to stop by and let you know that I will never forget the great sacrifice you have given for us. THANK YOU my friend. Until we meet again, R.I.P brother."
Rocky Hill of Killeen,TX

"Robert I come here today to honor you and all our men and woman who have kept us safe. God Bless you and your families. Hugs to heaven"
Smith Family of Arkansas. USA

"My dear brother... You are an amazing person. I miss you so much. So... I was told that Im going to be okay and that you love me?! All I have to say is thats all I have thought about since that was told to me.But you know what? I am going to be ok things are looking good for me. Times have been tough but they are getting better. I needed a message from you. Your in my mind everyday. I wish you were here. If I could give my life so that you would be back I would. I love you and miss you so much!"
Kayla Mogensen of Charlotte NC

I miss you everyday. You were my heart. I still look at the star we picked together that we called our own. I remember the Tim Mcgraw songs you sang to me. For years I have loved you and will keep you in my heart forever. Watch over your children,I know they were your everything. Rest in peace."
Monica of Spring lake

"To the Family of SSG Mogensen:
I wanted to let you know that I wear his name on my wrist daily. I am sorry for the loss, but know that he is praised and loved for what he did and remembered daily."
Shawn of Bailey,Co.

"Hey Rob, well, today is memorial day and I have thought a lot about you today. I can't beleive that in three days it will have been four years since this world lost a damn good soldier, husband, father and friend. I pray for you and your wife and kids everyday. Man, we had some good times in D co. 3/505 together. I could rattle on for hours of the stories. Just letting you know that we down here still love and miss you brother. We will see you again someday."
Rocky Hill of Raleigh, NC/U.S.A

"We love you guys so much!! You mean everything to us. I am so sorry you guys understand our pain. We miss them also!!"
Betsy and lil Joe Jeffries of Oregon

"Rob, I think of you often. I have loved you many years and never stopped. It's probably good that you aren't here now because my heart would break if I saw you again. I'm sad that you are gone because I know how much you loved your children. I don't speak of you to anyone because no one would understand. Well, CB might but he is off protecting the world in your place. I hope you are watching over your children. It rained on your birthday and I remembered that country song, something about tears through the fall of heaven."
j of Here on earth

"February 17,2008

Today would've been your 30th birthday! The girls and I went to the Primary school and they sang you Happy Birthday by the Memorial plaque with your name on it. Leilani bent over and kissed your name rubbing the plaque. She wanted to call you today to wish you a happy birthday but of course I told her it would be a very long distance call from here to Heaven to reach you. We spent time looking at pictures of your beautiful smile today too. We miss you so very much and not a day goes by that we don't talk about you. We love you & miss you!!!"
Love, Tanya,Josh,Vanessa, & Leilani of NC

"I miss you daddy !!!"
vanessa of nc

"November 18, 2007
To the family of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Mogensen:
Robert 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

"Dear,daddy I miss you I wish you were here I love you so very much!! Thank you for serving this country so that we all could be led to FREEDOM!!!!!"
vanessa mogensen of North Carolina

"My dearest Rob on this 6th year since 9-11 happened is hard to believe you are gone and this is why you were in Afghanistan. I am thinking of everyone who has lost a loved one on that tragic day and since the war the brothers and sisters who have made the ultimate sacrifice serving our nation. Thinking of you so much today and missing the other half of my heart. I love you always"

"We are all connected and I hope you have gathered strength from those connections. Sincerly, Daniel Robert Mogensen son of Robert George Mogensen (Wisconsin)"

"Tanya, Josh, Vanessa and Leilani:

We love you and wish you many blessings on this day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. May God continue to provide you strength and comfort and may Rob continue to watch over you all."
Rebecca, JJ and Billy of NC

My Love you are in my heart always and I take you wherever I go. Today the kids and I will stop by Arlington.3 years today God called you home and I know you are in a much better place but it doesn't make it any easier for the kids and I who miss you so, very, very much. Leilani just yesterday was crying for her daddy and it's hard to find the words when she asks me when is my daddy coming home. I always let her know how much you loved her. Vanessa is growing up to be a beautiful, intelligent young lady. I know I will have my hands full when they get older. You left me with two beautiful girls. Joshua misses you like crazy. I know he struggles and wishes you were here to give him the advice only a father can. Sweetheart you are heavy on my mind and close to my heart. We love you and miss you!!"
Proud Wife & Children of Our Hero SFC Rob Mogensen of North Carolina

"Tanya, Josh, Vanessa, and Leilei-
I am thinking of you guys today and want you to know how proud Rob is of all of you! You are such a beautiful family and I know Rob is smiling in heaven, watching his beautiful wife and kids. We love you!"
The Syversons of carlisle, PA

Here it is Memorial day and I started looking up all my friend that have passed while serving their country. May 2004, just wasn’t a good year. We lost a few great men from A.Co 1/3 SFG. In January 2004, A.Co went to Mid South Self Defense Shooting and we all had a great time. Rob was a good friend, husband, and father and your missed. To your family, I wish you all my best regards.
Bill ODA 314, 324"
Bill Adamson of Spirngfield, VA


I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family."
CW3 Todd Dulin of Fort Bragg, NC

"To the family of Robert Mogensen,
I had the honor of serving for a short time with Mog. I vividly remember playing cards in the basement of his post housing. I also had the honor in knowing a S.F. soldier named Cpt. Aarron Gross. My best wishes and luck go out to the Mogensen famil
Adam Osterholz"
Adam Osterholz of Ashburn, Virginia

"February 17, 2007 Happy Birthday MY LOVE....Did you hear your lil Lei-lei sing to you this morning... She talks of you often and has asked me lately to take her to play with you or just cries out for you when she wants you. I know you are around looking over us always. The kids and I will be sending you messages to heaven today with lots of love, hugs and kisses. Of course, Vanessa wants to go have a big juicey steak in honor of her daddy's birthday and I will have a cold one for you. Thinking of you always forever in our hearts..."
Tanya, Josh, Vanessa & Leilani of NC

"I remember when I first got to the 3-505 82D Airborne in 1996, Mogensen was doing push ups for sgt, Miller. Moog had a huge smile on his face.He always did.Under adversity he shined like no other.After selection he came back to the 3-505 where he was my section sergent in AT-4 delta.We were out in the field training and another company was attacking our position.He was yelling out commands to the enemy to confuse them. they thought the yelling was coming from there own sergent and they broke contact giving us a momentary tactical edge.He was a friend a leader and a true Hero. To the family from all of us who served with him in Delta Co. 3-505 (PIR) 82D Airborne. You will forever be in our thoughts and prayers, Yours truely, SPC David Saddington"
David Saddington of Monroe, Michigan

"Dear family members:

May God's grace be with you at this time of grief. He is a Hero! We thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice. I am originally from Lafayette, LA & live in N.C. 5 years now! My brother-in-law is army 18 years at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. May you know the Lord embraces your family. Your hero showed courage, honor and valor! God bless!"
Liz Romagosa of Lafayette, LA

"My son , Staff Sargeant Zachary Harrison, is in the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces, same team. This is his second trip to Afghanistan; wounded twice since August. Certainly this is nothing like what your family must think about and go through everyday. I pray for you and think about all our young men who have done what they believe is the right thing in protecting us. I pray your family can heal from this and I am thinking about you. Lydia Harrison (harrisonly@dare.k12.nc.us)"
Lydia Harrison of Kitty Hawk, NC

"To the Mogensen family and friends,
I was very deeply saddened to find out of Rob's passing, and wanted to share with everyone something that makes me think of him.
I served with Rob in the 82nd and remember well when he was a Private through to Sergeant, I wish I had a hand in him being the great solider that he was. It was all Rob, he worked so hard but made it look so easy. His sense of humor was so classy, he would give that half smile of his... and I knew just seeing it in his eyes it was going to be a remark or a joke that would have everyone laughing to no end. Even someone who was the butt of his joke couldn't help but find humor in his comments. He'll always be a hero in everyone's hearts he touched, I'll never forget him he really was a confident, dedicated, person who always carried himself as a hero."
Kevin Fox of Canon City, Colorado

I would like to say thank you to you and the two other soldiers who were in that Humvee with you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Green Berets All The Way!""

"Dear Rob:

Today is your birthday. . . February 17, 2006.

I thank my God every time I remember you. . .
Philippians 1.3

I believe that God brings certain people into our lives for a reason. . . .Whatever reason God had in bringing us together, I'm just glad that he did. Although Bill and I only knew you a short time at the end of your life, you have certainly left your footprint on our hearts and we will carry our memories of you always.

Tonight we will be celebrating your life with Tanya, Josh, Vanessa and Leilani. Your family is such a blessing in our lives.

You would be so proud of Tanya. She has made certain that your service to God, your Country and your Family will forever be remembered. Bill and I have been fortunate to visit your gravesite in Arlington. Tanya has visited with the children numerous times.

Tanya has kept in touch with your Mother and all of the family with several trips to New York as well as phone calls. Your sister, Kayla, and brother, John also receive visits from Tanya and the kids in Charlotte, NC.

Tanya's Mother and Father, as well as her siblings, receive visits from Josh, Vanessa, and Leilani in both Louisiana and Texas. They are also in touch by phone constantly.

Tanya is vested in both Josh's and Vanessa's school activities. Josh is playing trombone and made the drum corps. You'd be so proud of his baseball prowess. He certainly has your determination (and stubbornness). Vanessa is definitely your princess with her grace and dance/gymnastic abilities. Both Josh and Vanessa participate regularly in Church and other service activities.

Leilani is definitely a gift from God. She has helped everyone in dealing with your loss by demanding attention. Everyone seems to agree that she has your mischievous smile.

We will always be grateful to our mutual friend, Barry Coyle, for introducing us. We talk about you so often with Barry and other friends.

Tanya and all of the kids are wearing a shirt with your picture on it today in honor of your birthday. We are celebrating your life tonight with Tanya and the kids, grilling steaks--one of your favorite things. Birthdays are little reminders from God. . that life is to be celebrated!

Happy Birthday, Rob! As your Christian brother and sister respectively, Bill and I miss you and we thank you for your sacrifice for so many.

With love and appreciation to God for your life,

Martha Server"
Martha Server of Pinehurst, NC USA

"Rob, not a day goes by where i dont think about you, you were my best friend, i miss all the good times we had during the Q course and in Group. My prayers go out to your family. I made a glass and wood memorial case with pictures of you and it hangs on my living room wall. My son who is 3 years old now always asks about who that is in the pictures inside the glass,and i always tell him the same thing, that is the greatest man i have ever known. I will see you again when my time comes."

"Tanya and kids,
I was very surprised at the news you recently shared with me on your Brave Husbands passing, It was a heart break for me. I want you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers."
Linda "Garcia" Rodriguez and Rocky Rodriguez III of Uvalde, TX

"i served with mog when he first came into the army at the 505th. i remember spending a lot of time out in the field with him and when he became one of my soldiers when i made e-5. Out of all of the soldiers i ever trained, mog made a name for himself getting his ranger tab and special forces tab. i have always been very proud of him for his accomplishments. unfortunately, i recently heard the news a year late and my heart is broke. My thoughts, prayers, and heart go out to his wife and his family. One time in the field, he expressed to me how much he loved his wife and at that time, kid, but i know that would of been extended to all his children now the love he had. I only hope that some day that they would grow to understand that i know mog had my back when i was in, and i know he was the same like wise to everyone else,but in my mind, and all the rest of his fellow soldiers, he was a real hero. i do miss him alot and hope that his family would find comfort someday. my prayers are always with you."
jeremy wollard of belleville,michigan

"I was scrolling through the list of those sisters and brothers that have given there lives in our country's most recent of battles, hoping not to find any names of people with whom I served. I was deeply saddened to find Robert amongst those names. We were in the same company, D co. 3-505, for a brief period before Moge went to Special Forces. I remember him always smiling, just as others have remembered him here. I felt lucky to have known such a friendly soul. My condolences to all of his loved ones. May peace be with you."
Brad Issler of California

"Tanya and children:

Wanted to leave you a brief note to let you know that I was thinking of you, Rob and your children on this anniversary. May you celebrate Rob's life and not his death and may God Bless you and keep you safe. beceggers@aol.com"
Rebecca, JJ and Billy of Fayetteville, NC

"Tanya, Josh, Vanessa & Lelani,

I hope that all of you heal from the sadness of missing Rob. I pray that one day it will be easier to bear and not miss your best friend. My hope is that you and the kids find happiness and peace. As always our home is open to you and the kids...don't be a stranger!"
Dee & Mark Carey of Aberdeen, NC/USA

"To my hero I am missing you so much.Our 10th anniversary just went by and you weren't here to celebrate it with me only in spirit and heart. The kids and I talk of you often and remember how you use to chase them around the house and laugh of all the fond memories you gave us. I hope wherever you are you are happy and waiting until one day we will be together again. Our baby girl is on her way to turning one which is so hard to believe. I am happy that you did get to meet our little girl even though the 10 days were to short but the pictures I have of you with her will last a lifetime and I will make sure she knows what a proud papa she had who loved her so much and couldn't stop holding her before you left. I love you sweetheart and the kids and I are missing another day without there daddy and my best friend...."
Love Tanya

"To my hero I am missing you so much.Our 10th anniversary just went by and you weren't here to celebrate it with me only in spirit and heart. The kids and I talk of you often and remember how you use to chase them around the house and laugh of all the fond memories you gave us. I hope wherever you are you are happy and waiting until one day we will be together again. Our baby girl is on her way to turning one which is so hard to believe. I am happy that you did get to meet our little girl even though the 10 days were to short but the pictures I have of you with her will last a lifetime and I will make sure she knows what a proud papa she had who loved her so much and couldn't stop holding her before you left. I love you sweetheart and the kids and I are missing another day without there daddy and my best friend...."

"To Tanya, The Children and Family,

I am the brother of Brian J. Ouellette. It has been heavy in my heart and mind to send you this message. I sit here on the eve of the new year, and I guess my brother has been bugging me to send this. We (Ouellette's) are so very sorry for your loss. As time passes I know that it never really goes away. My brother Brian was in the best of company on his way to heaven. If there is anything that we can do for any of you or if you want to contact me. Please do so Mikeyo777@aol.com. God Bless You all.

Michael Ouellette"
Michael of Uxbridge, MA

"Tanya and Family

We'll be forever linked by this tragedy...not by bitterness or hate, but by love and mutual respect. Your husband was a great man and will forever be remembered. You and your family will remain dear in my heart. With love and prayers."
Rebecca, JJ and Billy Eggers of Fayetteville, NC

"To my dear brother and friend.
You will always hold a very special place in my heart. It has been 5 months since you have been gone and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. You are greatly missed. You are my big bro and I love you very much. You would be very proud of me if you were still here, but I know that you know. I finally made that move that you and John have been begging me to do. Moving to North Carolina was the best thing that I have done. Now I can see your children whenever I want. I can see you in your childrens eyes and expressions that they do and it is a great reminder of you. I miss you terribly and love you very much. This has been so hard for me, and I have pushed people away. There are days that go by that I just don't want to deal with it anymore. I know that you would want me to be happy and go on with my life but it is very difficult to be happy without you here. Robert I just want you to know that you will always be in my heart, and you will always have that special place in my heart.You are my hero! I love you very much, and you will never be forgotten."
Your baby sis, Kayla of Charlotte, North Carolina/USA

"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"

"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

BobbyJoe you are missed so much. He was such an honorable young man,son,husband & nephew. It has been 4 months since we heard the news you were taken from us and you are in my prayers and thoughts everyday. There will always be an empty space when we all get together at parties, because you always made the room light up when you were in it. I look to the heavens and I see the sun and your beautiful face in it, that beautiful smile of yours. Your eyes are the light in your daughters eyes and you will live on in them forever. Thank you so much for your sacrifice & Love. The beautiful memories of you BobbyJoe, I know you wanted us to call you Rob but you will always be our Little BobbyJoe to us. All My Love, Hugs & Kisses surround you and may God keep you safe in his arms. You will never be forgotten. Until we meet again and we will. I am so thankful for the short time we had with you on this earth and will always regret that it wasn't longer. But there was a bigger plan for you, bigger than we can comprehend or ever understand. I'm just being a little selfish because we weren't ready to lose you, not that we would ever been ready. I Love you my Dear Robert, until we met again,until we meet again! I will be standing there with open arms for you wanting to protect you like when you were a little boy. You turned into such a man, your dying won't be in vane."
Aunt Kathy of Mayfield, New York/USA

"To family,friends and fellow americans: I would like to say a big thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the support, prayers and kind words and stories you have shared with us about my husband Rob. Please continue to pray & support our troops at home and abroad. Thank you to all those soldiers who continue to sacrifice and fight and protect our nation and our freedoms as did my brave green beret soldier Rob. May God Bless America! De Oppresso Liber"
Proud Widow of SFC Robert J. Mogensen of NC

"/To the family of Robert, we know of your pain and send our prayers. Our country is afar better place because of such young men. His selfless sacrifice will always be written in the book of heroes for our country. His blood was shed on foreign soil that we might maintain our freedom on this soil. Thank you Robert. From LCpl Juston Thackers family who also gave his life in Afghanistan 6/24/04."
Tom & Dixie Sisk of Princeton,WV

"To the family of Staff Sgt Mogensen
His selfless sacrifice will be remembered. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We share your pain. We lost our nephew Lcpl Juston Thacker 6/24/04 in Afghanistan. God Bless You"
Genia & Ken Meadows of Princeton WV

"Daddy I miss you and love you very much. We say the pledge of allegiance at school everyday and I say it for you. I miss playing with you. I will always be your princess. I blow kisses up to you in heaven and send all my hugs. Daddy you are my HERO. xoxoxo I love you
Proud daughter of SFC Robert J. Mogensen"
Your little princess Vanessa of North Carolina

"To Rob's family and friends: To be honest I always wanted to know what he was thinking. He always looked like he always had a funny secret that no one else knew. I most liked Rob because he was always happy, smiling and joking around. It made it so much better to have him around. I most remember him on the 50cal. Always on the 50. And when it was time to go to work that man was all buisness. To Rob: Thank you for teaching me how to ride a motorcycle! I didn't know how before. I'll always remember that day at the fire base when we rode unitl the sun went down. It will always be one of my best memories."
Damian Riccitelli of Qandahar Afghanistan

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

"I had the pleasure to meet Rob on one of his visits home to the states when he and his brother John stopped by my house in Charlotte one evening. He was everything you would expect from a Green Beret... Smart, Courageous and Engaging. For me it was being able to ask him questions about what he was doing in Afghanistan as a soldier, learning about the people who met. Truly just asking him all about his experiences and thanking him for serving his country. Rob, you have touched a lot of us and we miss you."
Michael Clarke of Charlotte, NC

"Tanya and children,
I am so sorry for your loss. I was Robbie's classmate since Park Terrace Elementary and graduated GHS Class of '96. Robbie was such a nice, friendly guy and I never knew anybody that didn't like him. I know that many feel your loss and I will keep the Mogensen family in my prayers. God Bless."
Michael J. Del Savio of Wilmington, NC (USA)

"Tanya, Josh, Vanessa, & Leilani,

Know that we are thinking of you and praying for you. May God bless you and help you through this time of sorrow."
Rob, Keri, Jordan & Kaitlyn Londers of Kaiserslautern, Germany

"Tanya, our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. Once again our deepest condolences."
Andrea "Baker" Troyer of Dundee, OH

"Tanya, Vanessa, Josh, and Leilani

We are thinking of you in this very difficult time. Know me and Nathan have you in our prayers."
Monika & Nathan Milinowicz of Keller, TX/US

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


"My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children during this difficult time. I know that this must be hard to understand right now, but you have a lot of people praying for you, and God will definitely bring you through this."
Dana Eaves Donaldson and Family of Leesville, LA

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. My family will keep you in our prayers.
Sin. Michael, Sara, Justin and Rylee"
Michael Metro of Shreveport, La

"To Robert's family, I am so very sorry for your tragic loss. Please know that many of us appreciate his service and sacrifice for our country"
F.Smith of Pennsylvania

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children during this most difficult time."
Barbara Barnickel of Leesville, LA


I would like to express my deepest condolescences for your loss. My prayers are with you and your children. God bless you!"
Caren Kay Neuwirth & Family of Colorado Springs, CO

"Tanya, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time in your life. I will pray for you and your family....thinking of you."
Katrinna Fore of Houston, TX

"To Robert'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

"I want to send to Tanya and children all my support and love. My thoughts are with you. I will pray for you."
Manuel Pastor of Madrid, Spain

"The brave sacrifice that you made for our freedom will not be forgotten Robert.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your wife and children. We just pray that God's peace will be with them in this time. Words can never express the gratitude that our family has for all you fine young men that protect our country's freedom. It's time like these that remind us that freedom is not free, but comes with a very high price and may we never forget the price that you and all of our service men pay for that freedom."
James Bryant Family of New LLano, LA/USA

"Tanya and Children,

Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences on the loss of your husband and children’s father. All of you are in my prayers. Thanks to soldiers like him we Americans can live a life of freedom. I am sure that when I say “Thanks, Soldier, for the sacrifice that you have made in ensuring a life of freedom for me and my family” I am speaking on behalf of all Americans in Korea as well as all over the world."
Mary Kay of Camp Humphreys, Korea

"Tanya, Joshua, Vanessa, and LeLani: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. We deeply regret your loss and mourn Robert's death with you.
Love your friends,
Roger, Cheree', Summer, & Spring"
The Atkins' Family of New Llano, LA

"To Robert'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 his bravery and sacrifice.

The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.

Gloria Caldas (Ernie's mom) of San Antonio, TX

"Thank you Robert Mogensen, 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. Robert Mogensen:
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 Robert 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. Robert Mogensen:
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 Robert, 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