Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick R. Adle

21, of Baltimore, Maryland.
Adle died southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, as a result of hostile action. He was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserve's 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Folsom, Pennsylvania. Died on June 29, 2004.

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"i barely know where to begin... i was with lcpl adle on the 29th i was on the reaction team that responded immediatly i was 19 vehicles away from the first which was lcpl adle's. i never left his side he was very brave and strong a great marine i mean that from the bottom of my heart im in complete tears writing this im so sorry for your lose to every single person he knew and loved he was nothing short of great he will definitly never be forgotten not a day goes bye where i dont replay that hole day back in my mind and it is very hard very hard
may yah bless us all near and far

semper fi
lcpl adle"
cpl baker of philadelphia pa

"Patrick, we miss you as much in 2012 as we did in 2004. You are always in our hearts!! Luv ya,"
Aunt Carol of Joppa, MD

"We thought of you with love today
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence
We often speak your name.
Now all we have are memories
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake
With which we'll never part
God has you in His keeping
We have you in our Heart.

Patrick, it's been 6yrs today. I keep this poem with your picture. I think about you all the time. Everytime I go to my parents and pass by your house, everytime I look in the mirror I see your name in my tattoo. You were an amzing person, an amazing friend, and an amazing soldier. You truly were one of God's angels and I guess he needed you back by his side. I'll never forget riding to school with you, football games, talks in the court, parties at your house or mine, lunch at HCC, or your sweet laugh. I miss you everyday. Watch over us Pat!"
Jennifer of Baltimore (Pat's neighbor)

"Hear it is Memorial Day 2010 and not a week goes by without you in my thoughts. You will be apart of my memory until the day I pass. I promise to visit and honor you forever. LOVE ALWAYS."

"To the family of Patrick R. Adle ,I am so sorry for the loss of your love one.He died a hero.May you know the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to pray with you or talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church,Rev John B Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015""

"Pat i miss you brother and you will always be with me in heart mind and spirit. I know when i was over there you were looking over me and brought me home safe and i am forever greatful for that. you were a true friend and a true american hero. Your memory will live on forever. from myself and the Pearce family we love you and miss you dearly you ar always with us."
Spc. Jeremy C Pearce United States Army/ Baltimore City Police of Baltimore, Maryland

"Patrick was an employee for Weyerhaeuser in Baltimore. We have set aside a space at our facilty to honor him and to act as a memorial. However we can not reach his family to see if they would like to attend the memorial service and dedication we have planned. His friends are welcome as well. If you have any information or suggestions please call Matt Barnes 443-271-4642.
Lets honor this fallen Marine."
Matt Barnes of Bel Air, MD

"Patrick, It's been 4 years today. You and your heroism will never be forgotten. The flag in front of my home flies at half staff today in honor of your memory."
John Weber of Bel Air, Maryland

"To all of the people who have left such kind messages about our son Patrick...Thank You. On June 29, 2008 it will four years since we lost Patrick. As his parents we have received so many kind words. We also met with the President and Vice President and with the Marines Highest Ranking Officers who paid honor to our son Patrick. All of you who knew Patrick understand how much Patrick would not want so much being made over him. He was just our Patrick... But Patrick was a very special person who gave so much and ask for so little. We wish we had him sitting at our dinner table this evening. But life puts us on roads that we have little to say what direction it takes us. Our home is Patrick's home and it will always be home for Patrick. We believe he is here everyday. His dogs still lay on his bed waiting for him to come home...We still have a place at our dinner table for him. May God Bless each of you for your support and kind words about Patrick.

With Love And Honor For Our Son Lance Cpl Patrick Ryan Adle"
J. Michael Watts & Pamela Adle-Watts (Parents) of Bel Air, Maryland

"Your son will always be remembered. Semper Fi."
The Stanton's of Forest Hill, MD

"December 30, 2007
To the family of Lance Cpl. Patrick R. Adle:
Patrick 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

"Just wanted to say hey and we miss you! Keep watching over all of us!

Semper Fi!"
Bruce Tackett of Abingdon, MD

"I thought that missing you was going to get easier, but it doesn't..I miss you more and more everyday..I think of you everyday and thank god I had somone as amazing as you in my life..even though it wasnt long enough! Thanks for teaching me what life is all about! You will always have a piece of my heart! Loving you forever, missing you always! I LOVE YOU! you were born to fly!"
sarah of belair

"Patrick, thank you for your exceptional bravery in defending America. I can never thank you enough. Thanks, too, to your family for shaping your marvelous character. You gave your life to ensure my freedom. I hope I will live worthily of your noble gift. May God grant you everlasting joy."
Brian of Greeenbelt, MD

It has been so long. I celebrated your last birthday with you on our trip to AL Qa'im. That was a four day nightmare of a convoy!! Your picture is still at our unit as well as at my house. I will never forget you. You had a smile that could brighten up even the dingiest tent in all of Iraq!
To the Adle family: Pat is still well remembered by the Marines that served with him. His memory will live on for a long time."
Sgt. Clements of West Chester, PA

"Pat you were like an older brother to me.. Thanks for teaching me everything about sports, girls, life in general.. It's not the same in the neighborhood without you buddy.. Watch over us"
Kevin parlett of Bel Air

""Dont knock it till you try it" you will never be forgotten pat."
Matt of Fallston

""Hello beautiful"...thinking of you especially hard today and thought I'd leave a message. Miss you more than words can say. Please continue to watch over Brett and all the other boys overseas right now, and I will continue to watch over your mom. I made a promise and I will not break it. Hey, you were right about Korea! You were right about alot of things. I wish you were here to say 'I told you so' to me...and for me to show you that I finally did it. You would be proud. See you in the dreams my friend!"

"To the friends and family of Patrick Adle,
Thank you for your support for the US Marines and dedication to our freedom. Please know that fellow Marine Families understand your sacrifices and honor Patrick.
A US Marine Vet's sister"

"Thank You, God Bless You brave young man. To your Family and Friends. Your in my and my grandson's prayers. When we pray for his Daddys comrads who he left behind also, we also pray for the loved ones we dont know. 05-15-06"

"I miss you buddy. Keep an eye on me and save me a good wave up there."
DBD of Boston, MA

"Thanks Marine! We at home mourn your passing. Rest in peace. Semper Fi."
James of California

"Patrick, you are missed more every day. Just know that I love you and can't wait to see you again :) Love you always and forever..."
Stacy Mikanowicz of Bel Air, MD

""Let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us re-consecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.
--Dwight D. Eisenhower""
Veteran's Day...2005

"We will never forget your courage, sweetness and beautiful soul."


"Pat- not a day goes by that i don't think of you, i miss you more and more each day..I miss our stupid fights, the joking around but mostly your smile that could make my bad days so much better. You were the best friend anyone could ask for and I am so glad we had the times togeather that we did!I love you so much and know that your watching over all of us! You were born to fly!"
Sarah Dabrowski of belair MD

"Patrick, I miss you more and more each day. You are my hero & I will never forget your amazing commitment to protect our freedom. Missing you & loving you forever!"
Sam of Bel Air, MD

"I miss you more and more everyday. Our memories together will never be forgotten; you will always hold a special place in my heart. I Love You!!!"
Renee of Bel Air, MD

"Miss u man. Watch over us"
Tim of Bel Air, MD

"Take good care of grandmom patrick"
Kara Adle of Baltimore

"Happy birthday Pat!!"
Chrissy and Paul Dunn of Forest Hill, MD

"Patrick, we miss you very much. Not a day goes with out your name being mentioned. We love and miss you very much. We are coming to Arlington on Sunday for your birthday, just as I promised."
The Schirmer Family of Abingdon, Maryland

"Happy 22nd Birthday, Patrick

Miss you!!!!!!

Aunt Carol"
Carol Harbold of Joppa, MD

"Patrick i know your with me everyday, I am so proud of you for everything you have done in your life. You are my hero and i will remember your smiling face everyday of my life."
Kara Adle of Baltimore, Maryland

"Pat, rest easy...The Lord has you now...Thank you from a grateful nation and we will all miss you. Semper Fi Marine!"
Kenneth J Christian of Annapolis

"Pat I miss you more and more every day. Thinking of you always keeping your smile close to my heart. Love and miss you"
Julie of Fallston, MD

"You are a real hero, thank you!"
Violeta Sepulveda of San Diego Ca

"I miss you, bro."
Rick Lanahan of Baltimore, MD

"I miss Patrick very much as a cousin. I am so proud of him. We all love you."
Alli A of Bel Air, Md

"Thank you Cpl. Adle, for protecting the freedoms we all cherish. Your brave action will be remembered by my family each day we raise our flag in the front yard. Sempef Fi young Marine and God Bless you and may He grant your loved ones peace. From a very grateful Maryland family."
Jim and Margie Shaw of Pasadena, Maryland

"You will not be forgotten.
May God bless the Adle family."
Sheila Grable - Army Veteran & Marine Mom of Elkridge, MD

"To the Family of LCpl Patrick Adle,
Our sons served together and went to rest together.
They are both true hero's as they guard the gates of heaven together.
Their lives will never be forgotten"
The parents of CPL John H. Todd, III of Bridgeport, Pa.

"I miss you too much. Send me a sign. Kisses!"
kmg of fallston

"I went to middle school with Patrick and remember the great times we all had together then. He was always an upbeat guy; someone everyone else looked up to. A terrific role model and will be missed and loved forever by all who knew him. Aloha friend."
Chris Wieners of Honolulu, Hawaii

"Patrick happened to be one of my friend's, sisters boyfriend. I can just remember the tears falling from her eyes as she told us about the upsetting news. I could never imagine how it feels to lose a son, but I do know he will be guiding through your everyday life. May God bless you and keep you safe."
of bel air, md

"Pat I miss you so much I feel like your always around sitting on my shoulder like my guardian angle,keeping me in line you will never be forgotten and always be missed I will never forget the memories that we had together playing flashlight tag your a fallen cougar who will NEVER be forgotten I LOVE YOU and MISS YOU"
Tiffany Cooper of Bel Air, Maryland

""My thoughts and prayers go out to bring you comfort and solace for your loss of Patrick. My son, LCPL Joe Maglione was also lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Please let me know if you'd like to talk - rcorr@erols.com - - I share in your loss.""
Rose Corr of Flourtown, PA

"Pat's courage and honor will never be forgotten. He was a true hero who will stay in my heart forever."
KG of Fallston, MD 21047

"Pat will never be forgotten. He has touched so many lives. Everyday he will be missed and loved."
Stephanie of Fallston, MD

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

"Thank you brave MARINE soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude.
May G-d provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten.
A grateful citizen and a Proud Marine Mom, (purplelily219@yahoo.com)"
Lily of Wakefield MA

"I am blessed to have known Pat the way that I did, and so very grateful to have such wonderful memories to hold on to. No one could ever replace him. He was and always will be a hero and my best friend."
Amy of Annapolis, MD

"Patrick was a hero indeed to everyone he met and every life he touched. Thank you Pat, for being that to me. No one will ever take the place I hold in my heart for you."
KMG of Fallston, MD

"To Patrick'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

"To Family and Friends --

The world could not have lost a more beautiful person than Pat. Our sorrows and sympathies are with you through this troubling time. We wish you peace in knowing that Pat has been assigned a new detail--keeping watch over his favorite angels; his family and friends."
The Myers Family of Bel Air, Maryland/USA

"To the Adel family and friends of Patrick, we share your loss along side you as unseen faces of greatful and proud citizens of this great nation. Your loss is tremendous as is, we're sure, the pride you feel for the accomplishments of your son. We lost our nephew to an explosion in Afghanistan in January, so please know that truly from the inner depths of our hearts, you are in our thoughts and prayers."
David & Karen Barden of Taneytown, MD

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

"To the family and friends of Lance Corporal Patrick R. Adle,

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. May you find comfort in love's everlasting connection.

In the Support section of this web site you will find links to many groups that support you at this crucial time. The Marine Comfort Quilt group would be honored to send a quilt to the next of kin. There are many, loving and caring Americans from all over the United States that will never forget the sacrifice that your loved one has made for our Freedom. Please register so we can send you our "Love Stitched Together."

Proud Marine Mom and Proud Member of Marine Comfort Quilts"
Sandra Moudy of Placentia, California

"To Patrick'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

"Thank you Patrick Adle, 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 Lance Cpl. Patrick Adle:
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 Patrick 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 Lance Cpl. Patrick Adle:
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 Patrick, 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