Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Navy Hospitalman Zachary M. Alday

22, of Donalsonville, Georgia.
Alday died from injuries sustained earlier in the day when the vehicle in which he was riding struck a land mine while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 7th Regimental Combat Team, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), Camp Pendleton, California. Died on June 9, 2006.

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"I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. Thank you for your service and courage.
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Jane A. Jones of New York, NY, USA

"She may not overact a lot like Tom but her calm nature and sweet smile make her tenaciously adorable! game my talking angela"
Stanislav Riley of Massachusetts

"It has been 10 years now since you gave me the name Doc Cadillac, yet I still think of you almost daily. You are now and will forever be missed my friend."
Roger "Doc Cadillac" Cady HM3 (FMF) of Canyon Lake, TX

"Hospital Corpsman Zach Alday, you will always be remembered by the Sailors and Marines of 1st Battalion, 7th Marines. You served with us and cared for your Marines. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Your family and daughter will forever be in our prayers. My God Bless you and your family Shipmate.
HMCS(FMF) Frank Guerra, USN, Ret."
Frank Guerra of Corpus Christi, TX

"I miss you dearly my friend and you will never be forgotten. You truely made the world a brighter place."
Roger Cady (Doc Cadillac) of Galion, Ohio

"5/28/12: I am always reminded of Zac on this day, my fellow man in arms. If the family finds this, would they send us an email? Some things id like to share Mk_ewing@hotmail.com"
michael ewing of Jacksonville, fl

"Zach, man I miss you. Dville hasnt changed much. People have since you been gone. I know your O.K now. You were always my Hero. Gma sure misses you. Everyone does I love you Zach"
Brook of Donalsonville Ga U.S

"Doc Alday,

I will always remember.

Fellow corpsman, classmate, and bunkmate."
Graham Baluh of Oklahoma

"Semper Fidelis, Doc Alday :)"
Steve Duffy of La Mesa, CA

"I love the funny southern boy. I have a few great photos of us i have kept for the family if i ever get to meet them.
Michael Ewing of Jacksonville, FL

"I miss you man, think about you everyday!"
Doc Jones of Los Angeles, CA

"To the family of Corpsman Alday, his Marines and fellow corpsmen, his friends, I extend to you my condolences. I too have carried the body of my fallen corpsman who lost his life trying to save other Marines. He had a baby daughter born that he never got to see. Doc. Beamon was only 19, but I carry his memory every day. This video is of my nephew SSgt Josh Milsop's team in Iraq two years ago. It is dedicated to Doc Alday.

Don Milsop of Mililani, HI

"see you on the other side.you can introduce me to all the others. i will be a stranger in a good land."
Harvey J.Post of portland,oregon

Thanks for all the Kodiak and all the good times we had in 29. your missed every day, and God bless man!!!!"
mort of 29 palms

"DOC Alday,
It has been just about three years and i still think about the day we lost you. You have been a part of the driving force behind all of us that knew you. You keep us reminded that life is precious and we need to protect it. I promise you and your family that this war will end and we will succeed. Your legacy and what you have done for your country will never be forgotten.
we all love you and miss you. keep those gates safe and i will meet you again one day to stand guard at heaven's gate .."
Doc Hess of NAES Lakehurst New Jersey

"I had the honor of getting to know HN Alday while serving with him in Iraq. I wish I got to know him better but will never forget his dedication to duty, moral lifting sense of humor, and ultimate sacrifice. Your family is always in my prayers brother."
HM2 (FMF) Geoffrey Goodale of North Carolina

"The soldiers do not speak. Nevertheless, they are heard in the still houses: who has not heard them? They have a silence that speaks for them at night and when the clock counts. They say: We are young. We have died. Remember us. They say: We have done what we could but until it is finished it is not done. They say: We have given our lives but until it is finished no one can know what our lives gave. They say: Our deaths are not ours: they are yours they will mean what you make them. They say: Weather our lives and our deaths are for peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say: it is you who must say this. They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young. they say. We have died. Remember us:"
William Taylor of Bonita Springs, Fl.

"I went to Corpschool with Alday. I still remember him and think of him from time to time. He was such a nice person and I can still remember him laughing and always smiling. I give my condolences to his family and child. I'm so sorry for your loss. He will forever have my unwavering respect. He made the ultimate sacrifice.I will never forget.God Bless."
HM3 Jessica Anderson of Jacksonville, FL

"I was Zach's Leading Petty Officer during this time with 1/7 Marines and had to identify his body. Zach was an awesome person, Sailor, Hospital Corpsman, and Field Medical Technician. Always with a smile and something nice to say. We named the Regimental Aid Station in Al Asad, Iraq after him. He will always be remembered by us and the ones who will come after us!
"For Those Who Fight For It, Life Has A Special Flavor The Protected Never Know"

Semper Fortis, Semper Fi!"
Gerald Russell HM1(FMF/CAC) Navy Retired of 29 Palms, Ca

"To the family of:Zachary M. Alday 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"

"March 18, 2008
To the family of Navy Hospitalman Zachary M. Alday:
Zachary 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

"Thanks for your service my old friend thanks for been a good friend and for the great times in FMSS.We will acomplish the mission bro."
Hospitalman Christian rivera of Pensacola Florida

"Thank you for your service and courage. You paid the ultimate price for our feedom and you will always be remembered. God bless you and your family"
Nancy Nickey Curran of Memphis, Tn

"Zach I never had the chance to truly know you, I saw you when you first came to the BAS and this is the only way I can convey my sorrow and condolence to you and your family. I took care of your men as best I could that unfortunate day until our time was done, I hope in your eyes everything I did was good enough. I send love to your child and family, I will never forget."
HN Hoopingarner (Carl Hoopingarner II) of Portland, Oregon

"Dear Zach aka "Rooster" and to Mr and Mrs Alday and Mandy I know I havent paid my true condolonces but i have shedded alot of tears over this situation. I havent been able to face u Mrs Alday bc I know Zach was your everything and it will kill me more to see you morn. I pray for u and your family strength and peace of mine. I also thank you all for accepting me as family. To u Zach u was my brother, best friend, teammate, my everything. You mean alot to me and I will never forget every moment we shared. I know you remember all the great times we shared and smile because I do. In honor of you I have decided to fight the war on terror because of u and dedication of you. Rooster I will never ever let your memory die and never forget every day we shared. Man I really I cant picture not seeing that huge smile and the love u showed me and being there for me when I was down and out. I miss you forever always. I will see you when I get there. Mrs Alday if u need me call 478-320-0455 Cody"
Cody Pearson of Donalsonville, GA USA

"Dear Family of Zachary Alday,
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Lisa Gleim of Marietta, GA

"to the young sons we all lost one way or another.god speed.too many lost for another mans war.its too cruel.men should fight not these young kids/men.too many souls lost.sorry for your loss i have kids that age and older.is dear mr presedenta still not happy,what ifthey were his own lost in his own damn game wars.its bs.let these kids come home now.no more need to be lost for one simple minded man who has no control.words can only be spoken and writen,hearts stay broken forever."
julea of wi

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Doc!"

"RIP. You'll be remembered"
Elliott Belty- (Bootcamp) of Riverside, CA

"You're always in my prayers Zach."
Fellow Corpsman (classmate) of Yokosuka, Japan

"First let me give my deepest heartfelt condolence to you and your family. My name is Patricia Roberts and my son is Spc. Jamaal R. Addison, the First Soldier to Die for Georgia in this Iraq War. I am trying to contact all the Georgia Fallen Soldiers Families. Please contact me at 404-509-1001 or proberts19@comcast.net when you receive this message. Thanking you in advance and May God Bless."
Patricia Roberts of Lithonia, Georgia

""Rest in Peace, Shipmate. God Bless you for your service to our Nation, my family is indebted to you. Our thanks to your family for thier sacrifice. You have touched many and it will be my honor wishing you fair winds and following seas as you depart on your next journey.
You can rest your oars now Sailor, we have the watch""
Shipmate of FT Sheridan, IL

"RIP Shipmate"
US Navy Sailor

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, Zachary will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!

"Thank you Zachary Alday, 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 Hospitalman Zachary Alday:
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 Zachary 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 Hospitalman Zachary Alday:
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 Zachary, 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