Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Capt. Bartt D. Owens

31, of Middletown, Ohio.
Owens 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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"Bartt I miss our talks when you would come in for a haircut. I think about you always brother as well as the rest of the crew on that unfortunate day.I never have forgotten you as I hope you haven't forgotten your barber.We will meet again someday. Gods speed brother"
Ron Thompson of clarksville tn

"Miss you Bartt."
Patrice and Rocky Gay of Houston, Texas USA

"”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.
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Sincerely and Respectfully,
Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"Bartt was a very amazing incridble man he was amazing loving and undescrible. He is my hero and also my father. I have a little memory of him but what I rember he was an amazing man"
Megan of Ohio

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com"
Scott Steiner of Gahanna, OH / USA

"Thank you, Bartt. You are forever in my memory as a person of strength, courage and dedication. but more than that, I will always remember your keen intelligence and wonderful humor about life. It was a pleasure to have known you. God bless your family and all those who surely miss you dearly. Peace be with you."
Beth (Allen) Davis of Germantown, OH

"May 4, 2007
To the family of Bartt D. Owens. Bartt 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

It was an honor to have served with you as your Tactical NCO in Company F2 at West Point.

You will always be one of my heroes. Thank you for your superb service to our Great Nation."
MSG Jeffrey D, Cotham, USA Ret of El Paso, TX

"Dear Captain Owens,

I just recieved a hero bracelet from www.herobracelets.com in your name, and I want to thank you so much for your service to your country. My thoughts will be with and your family."
Natalie Wilding of Albuquerque, NM

"While in Washington, D.C. last April, I saw the portrait of Bartt next to another fallen soldier from Ohio, USAF Master Sgt. William L. McDaniel. We remember these Ohioans who died in honor on Veteran's Day, 2005."
Marti Goetz of Tipp City, Ohio

"Capt. Owens,
Sir, 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

"I am so sorry for the loss of Bartt. I will awlays say a prayer to all of the fallen heroes who tried to save our nation."
Stefani Rexroad of Moorefield,West Virginia

"I had the pleasure of serving with then Cadet Owens at the United States Military Academy from 1991 - 1994 (Cadet Company B-1). I had the utmost respect for him--he was one of the Cadets I always looked up to and wanted to be like. I wish Captain Owens' family nothing but the best. Go Buckeyes Sir!"
Arte R. Ledyard of Washington, DC/USA

"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

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

"I am so very grateful for Captain Owens' bravery and dedication. He kept our enemies on the run, he made sure that there wasn't a safe hideout for them to plan yet more attacks on us and our allies.

Everything we have is directly owed to soliders like Captain Owens. God bless him and his family."
TiminPhoenix@aol.com of Phoenix, AZ

"Thank you Bartt Owens, 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 Capt. Bartt Owens:
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 Bartt 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 Capt. Bartt Owens:
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 Bartt, 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