Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Cpl. Nathaniel S. Baughman

23, of Monticello, Indiana.
Baughman died in Bayji, Iraq, when his HMMWV encountered enemy forces rocket-propelled grenades during patrol operations. Baughman was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Died on July 17, 2006.

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"I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. pressure washing Gainesville"
Joshua of Los Angeles, CA

"Your sacrifice will never be forgotten brother. The guilt and shame never ends. Your sacrifice never forgotten. Your friendship and memories will never be forgotten. God damit i wish you were back. Rip brother. Til we meet again. Rakkasans!!!!!"
of Noblesville, IN

"Nate, it is almost 10 years since you were taken from us. I still miss your laughter, dry wit and the ability to make everyone feel so good about themselves. I miss the penny wars in my house and was honored that you asked me to take you out for your 21st birthday. Who knew then that 2 short years later you would be gone. I hope your wife and son are doing well. You will never be forgotten by me or any of the others who knew and loved you."
Pat (Pattycakes) of Daytona Beach, FL (formerly Monticello, IN)

"I just wanted to tell you all that I'm sorry... I didn't know Nathaniel too well, but I remember saying goodbye, and I also remember his family. I remember both memorials - one in Iraq as well as the memorial at FT Campbell at the memorial... He was a member of a great family... "ABU's lead the Rakkasans!" And Nate's family still leads today..."
Michael of Augusta, GA

"To the family of:Nathaniel S. Baughman
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""

"It's Memorial day Brother. Just wanted to say Thank You. From myself an my family."
SSG burns of Ft hood

"I served with this fine solider about five years ago we were in the same platoon. I just want everyone to know that this guy would give his shirt off his back to anyone. We miss u Bug man every one from 3 Plt Aco 1-187"
Spc Hreha, Kyle of North Royalton , Ohio

"R.I.P Cpl Nathaniel Baughman. This day 5 years ago you paid the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE. You gave your life in the name of our country an it's people's freedom. You are not and never will be forgotten. Ne Desit Virtus!! We miss you brother"
Mitchell Burns of Fort Campbell, ky

"Jodi and I shed a tear for you last Memorial day Nate...we will always miss you."
Pat of Fort Wayne

"I had the Honor to serve with bugman a fellow Hoosier I was raised in Ossian, In. When he got to the unit I was stoked to have another Hoosier there. Nate was a great guy! He is thought of daily and missed as well Rakkasan Baughman! And until we all meet again u may be gone but brother, your never EVER forgotten!"
Dave Miller of Wilkesboro, NC

"I went to school with Nate. He was a great friend and a good listener. He was a person you could go to for anything. He was the type of person that would give you the shirt off his back. I was deeply devistated when I heard of his tragedy and sadly I was unable to attend his funeral. I know he is now safe in Heaven. I pray for his wife and I'm sorry his son won't be able to see the incredible man that his father was but I do hope his family will continue his legacy."
Tiff of Indiana

"April 22, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Nathaniel S. Baughman:
Nathaniel 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

"Thank you for being our hero and our Angel! I'm sorry for your wife, son, and family. I pray that you rest in peace, and peace is given to your loved ones! And as always I pray for everyone in the military!"
Danielle of Steubenville, OH

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

"Rakkasans-Ne Desit Virtus"
(Let Valor Not Fail)
187th Inf. Motto"

"I am SSG Burns. i was nates squad leader. i was driving the truck that he was in. he was a really great guy and a good soldier. he was the person you could go to if you needed a laugh. he is missed everyday."
Mitchell Burns of fort campbell ky

"Hello this is nate cousin i was very close to him and i want to thank u guys for everything. i was there for him and he was there for me even when he wasnt wasnt around me because he was in my thoughts all the time because i loved him very much. he was my guidence my mentor and my family. i would of taken that rpg just so he could of lived his live whit his kid (hunter) and his wife. like i said thank u all for everything and i hope if i am to die in the miltary like im going into that i would have the respect that u have gave my cousin nathaniel scourp baughman."
timolthy noodwang of fort wayne,Indiana,usa

"Nate died doing what he loved. We couldent be prouder of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife kids and family Nate u will never be forgotten"
Heather of Monticello,Indiana

"Thank you Nathaniel Baughman, 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 Cpl. Nathaniel Baughman:
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 Nathaniel 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 Cpl. Nathaniel Baughman:
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 Nathaniel, 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