Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Thomas F. Broomhead

34, of Cannon City, Colorado.
Broomhead was on guard at a checkpoint in Al Fallujah, Iraq when a vehicle pulled up and assailants fired on him. Broomhead was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armor Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on May 27, 2003.

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"I still miss you and think about you daily 12 yrs later"

"Tom there's not a day that goes by that I don't replay the incident in my head. I was a friend/fellow soldier of Tom and was on the TCP the night it happen. I put the tourniquet on Tom when he was wounded. He was a great man. He loved the boys and his wife he cherished. I've shed many of tears for you bro. We miss you!!!"
Corey Seneca of Lafayette, La

"SGT Broomhead, this is the first time I have left a message in relation to anyone I have lost. My name is Michael Esparza, SSG, Medic. I am the Medic who treated you first, pulled you up the hill and got you on the bird. 10 years later and I remember that day as if it just happened. I remember our conversation while at the bottom of the hill, and I am sure you do as well. I wish with all my heart that I could have done more for you. I know deep down that I did EVERYTHING I could and I hope you and your family know that. To the Broomhead family, I am sincerely sorry for your loss. I could never truly understand, but if it hurts you as much as it does me, then I could only begin to imagine the pain you feel. I think of SGT Broomhead just about everyday. I replay that night in my head often and think if there was anything I could have done better, faster, or more efficiently. I will NEVER forget. Your sacrifice is more than appreciated, and you will live in my heart, and memories until we meet again. Respectfully,"
SSG Michael Esparza of San Angelo, Texas

"10 years to the day, my friend. miss you."
Jess Valles of Mesa, Arizona

"Tom, it has been 10 years to the day. I remember waking to the radio of the news and telling Ron. We think about you daily. We are proud to have known you. We love you and miss you."
Ron Cropsey and Family of Winnenden, Germany

"I served with Thomas in Eagle Troop, Sabre Squadron, 3rd ACR. We were about the same rank but in different platoons, none the less, i looked up to Thomas because he was a good man and a good soldier, i left 3rd ACR for Korea before their first Deployment and watched the casualty reports anxiously throughout the first months of the war and when i saw Thomas Broomheads name my heart sunk, we couldnt have lost a better man. I met his family once when we helped him into his new home, My heart goes out to them, there has not been a November since that i havent thought about Thomas and the other Brave Rifles that fell or were wounded. The world was a better place with men like Thomas Broomhead in it."
Troy Flowers of Vancouver, Wa

"Dear Broomhead Family,
I was a classmate of Tom at CLHS. I wish to tell all of you the deep respect I have for him and all of you for your sacrifice. I also have 3 children and have and will continue to teach them to have great respect for those who have died so they can be free. I know you are proud of him and I am to say he was a classmate of mine. Thank you Tom."
Eric Kamm of Orlando, FL

"What a perfect day for Memorial day the last day of a true HERO! Thinking about you buddy!!
Brave Rifles!!"
Kevin Sink of Collinsville, OK

"Kelli, I worked with Tom at Hotsy, and I was struck by how much he reminded me of my dad. Tom would always stop by my station (we talked 'shop', as I was a jail deputy in Wyoming). We traded horror stories about inmates... I want you to know, that in every conversation we had, Tom never failed to mention how much he loved you and the boys, and how he missed you while he was at work... You and the boys were his world! My cat scratched my arm, and Tom noticed it. He thought that I was being abused, and offered to take care of 'the problem'. I had a hard time convincing him that it WAS a cat scratch, and that I wasn't a victim of abuse. Your husband loved you, he loved his sons, and he loved our country... I am so honored to have known Tom, men like him are few and far between. I know Tom is with God, but I just hope he hasn't run in to my dad, because they might find too many things to get into up there... Kelli, you and the boys were blessed with Tom, as we all were. God bless you all..."
Holly Sweet of Colorado Springs, Colorado

"Think of you often. You are a true American Hero , I am so thankful that GOD brought you into my life. You were a true friend. May GOD Bless his wife Kelli and their three boys."
Linda Hasson of Casa Grande , AZ

"My name is LtCol. Eric Duggan, USMC. I was doing some research on Marines that I served with in the past 20 years and I remember a Cpl. Tom Broomhead, who I served with in Camp Pendleton, around 1992-1993. I am unsure if this is the same Tom Broomhead. My sincere condolences to his wife Kelli and his children. I am so sorry for your loss. The picture of Tom does look familiar, but I just wanted to confirm. Could you please let me know if this is the same person I most likely served with? Thank you very much and Semper Fi to Tom. God Bless."
LtCol D. of Honolulu, HI

"Thomas, you will never be forgotten, Happy Veterans Day brother."
SFC Stewart, A. of Indianapolis, IN (Stout Field)

"Been almost 8yrs & still hits me. You, me, and SSG Gus freezing in back of the Bradley with a funny looking mile/hr tape stack of D-Cell Batteries wired to a radio listening to a ball game, while SPC Peltz was resting in the drivers hole one gunnery before I was sent to Fox Troop. I suggested putting a pennies against the antenna that was wrapped in aluminum foil in an attempt to boost the signal.

Always did my best to get you guys an unopened bag of the peanut butter and jelly bags with a loaf of bread that was not flattened.

Even talked me into giving you a ride home once even though I did not really know Colorado Springs well. 

I'll always remember you as my Eagle Trp 2/3 ACR 3rd Platoon Bradley Gunner and as a good friend! Thank You for the memories Tom!"
PFC Tapawan of Washington State

"Still think of you often. Eight years... Seems like only yesterday... Miss you bro."
Jess Valles of Mesa, Az

"I still think of you often. heart of gold. This weekend is for you my friend. Miss you brother!"
Shawn Stender of Irvine, CA

"i miss you.. can't believe your gone and that it's been 8 yrs"
Jr of Colorado springs colorado

"I still remember that night and I still remember you.
Thank you for your service"
SFC Manuel Venegas of Ft. Detrick, Maryland

"Remembering you, Tom."
John Healy of Redwood City, CA

"For Tommy's entire family,

Every day I think of the smile and the laughter that Tommy brought to not just me and my son, but to all those who came in contact with him. As a son, I know he was awesome towards his mom and also to his brothers. I have never forgotten him and I pray that I never will."
Phil of Ft.Myers, Fl

Seven years now brother. I miss you and I love you. Keep watch over our brothers still in harms way untill they come home with me or home with you.
"Brave Rifles""
Kevin Sink of Collinsville, OK

"Hi, my name is Kenneth Boudoin, me and Tom serve in the Marine Corp together. Tom was like a brother from another mother. To hear of his passing hurt me bad but it brought back a lot of memories, playing football, racquetball and the drive from California to Louisiana after our departure from the Marine Corp. To Tom's family, I am so sorry for your loss. He talked a lot about his mother and brothers and I did get to meet his father during a trip to Phoenix. I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to meet his wife and kids. I know it's been seven year since his passing, but to me it just happened. Please know that my prayers are with you and he will be missed."
Kenneth Boudoin of Hahnville, La

"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
A hundred times a day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving. - Albert Einstein"
Scott E. Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"It's hard to believe that it's been seven years. That fight is still just as fresh in my head now as it was when it happened. I'm glad to have met, and served with you. I never said it to you when I had the chance to, but I considered you a friend. There won't be a goodbye from me, but an "I'll see you later" instead. I'll never forget you. I'll see you later."
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"Just wanted to say hello on Veterans Day. You were a role model for me to follow and your influence still has an impact in my life today, most importantly you showed me how to be responsible and be a leader. Peace to you brother I'll see you again at Fiddler's Green."
SPC PYDE E TRP 2/3 ACR of Colorado

"i still think about you everyday. you were the greatest dad ever and i miss you so much. thank you for everything you did for me. love you dad"
zach of fountain, colorado

"3-16-09. dear kelli, children, & family, my name is steve delago, we have never met, but i was one of tom's wrestling coaches @ cypress lake. i don't really have to tell you how great a quite overachiever he was, or what a great inspiration he was to us & his fellow atheletes, it is all true & it has been said.i read on one of the blogs that one of your sons had a wish that his dad would never be forgotten.for my part since the day it was reported i have included tom, his comrades & your family in prayers, a rosary daily,weekly intentions every Mass, along with a lit candle novena every week @ Mass.please inform your sons that its been 6 years since tom joined God's army & that while i live, he & his family will never be forgotten. i pray that the rest of his friends & country do likewise.may God bless you & yours. sincerely steve delago"
steve delago of alva, fl.

"You know, Thomas Jefferson said "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of Patriots and of tyrants" and you certainly shed blood for us, and i am eternally grateful. I will always remember you for who you were.
Thank you,
Fort Carson CO"

""Tom, This is Daniel! Your friend, and fellow Marine. Thank you for your unwavering friendship to me, your faitfulness to the Corps, your dedication to the US Army, and your selfless act of heroism to this our country which you loved so much! I miss you my brother, but will always carry precious memories of you in my heart! May my Lord and Savior continue to watch, bless, and protect your family, and our fellow service men and women. Love You! Semper Fi
-Cpl/Rev.Daniel Peña"
Daniel Peña of Fort Myers, FL./Lee

"Tom not a day goes by that I don't think of you and the family. I can still remember when we were all watching the war on TV and Kelli wondering why we were still home. I will never forget that Memorial Day Our last day together with our Brother in Eagle Troop. I will always Remember you fighting until the end. Love You and Miss You. To Kelli I miss all them days that we would all just stay up and talk and how you took care of me like a son. Hope to here from you and the boys Love You lance.richard@usarec.army.mil"
SFC Lance Richard of Lincoln, NE

"It has been 5 years now and it still does not get any easier. Tommy I miss you brother. I made a braclet for Tom at allgavesome.com."
Kevin Sink of Collinsville, OK

"My name is Adam Broomhead, I never met Tom but I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation for what he has given to all of us. I have read other messages for Tom on other sites, and I must say he is a true American hero. Thank you!"
Adam of Stockton, CA

"January 28, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Thomas F. Broomhead:
Thomas 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

"I love you Uncle Tom. I miss you and I wish that this had never happened. You will always be a hero to me, and I know I will never forget you."
Bailey Allen of Fountain Colorado

"There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about that night and what all of us had to endure. The country lost some of its best soliders that night and we will never forget you."
Brandon Farris of Albert Lea, MN

"Dear Kelli,
I have been trying to locate Rosemary over the years as I attended school with her. When I put the last name in this time the information regarding Tom's death appeard. I am so sorry for your loss. I did not plan on locating her this way. Please extend my sympathy to Rose and the rest of the family. My name is Ruth and my E mail address is waterfalls440@yahoo.com If you are in contact with Rose please let her know I would like to hear from her. Thank you so much and my God's blessings be many."
Ruth Griffitih of Willoughby OH

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just in OIF, but also for your service with the USMC when you served during Operation Desert Storm as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!"

"I was with Tom in E Trp 2/3, I was sent to recruiting right before the deployment, he was a great guy; he ran the football pool and loved the Broncos what more could you want. I'm sorry for your loss, but know that he will be remembered as a good guy that knew his job and enjoyed doing it."
SSG (P) Cirillo of Fort Bliss, TX

"As God wraps His loving arms around Tom, may his family also feel the embrace. I think of Tom and his family everyday. Tom was a great guy,a HERO. I will never forget him. You are all in my prayers daily."
Carla of Lehigh Acres, Florida

"I remember sgt broomhead from when i first showed up to ft. carson. He was the best NCO i ever met and i still miss him to this day. I was there on that night and it still scares me awake at night remembering all that happened. rest in peace and know we all love and miss you."
alexander of ft riley kansas

"I have known Tom since we were kids. We played football together when we were little we went High School together with my brother and his brother Mike. It was sad to hear about my Fallen Brother at arms while I was still fighting. He was always great to be around always smilling and kept alot of us out of trouble. I will never forget him."
Clancy Lindle of Raleigh NC

"Sgt. Broomhead, I was with you on 27 May 2003 at that checkpoint in Fallujah. Even after being shot you still wanted to fight! You are the epidemy of a soldier! There is noone that knew more about sports than Sgt. Broomhead! From a sunburned shaved head to being a scout, I have many fond memories bro! Never Forgotten"
Benjamin C. Steely II of Cincinnati, Oh.

"I will never forget all the talks Tom and I had in the Motor poool at Carson and in the Platoon Office, Nor ever forget our little mock deluxe breakfast we shared every morning in Iraq till that fateful day. we always had an MRE in the morning together and shared our thoughts and acted like we were having a continental breakfast in a place we called the champagne room made of camo nets in our troops fob where we played cards and yahtzee, Tom I constantly think about you every morning I put on my bracelet with your name on it. To Kelli and the boys I thank you for being such a wonderful friend while me and Trina were at Carson and our prayers are with you. Nothing but Love, Mike and Catrina Sismondo, Fort Polk , louisiana"
Michael Sismondo of Fort Polk, Louisiana

"Tom, I didn't know until 5 months after and i was only about 50 K's from you. You will be missed. Every year i think about the softball games in colorado. How I wished you had came to Ft. Polk instead of staying there, maybe i could have done something. God bless your family."
SFC Gary McClain of Ft. Knox, KY.

"Dear friends, i came across Sgt Broomhead whilst researching my family tree.Please accept our most sincere condolances. My son was a naval gunner during the conflict seving on HMS Liverpool we were lucky he came home. I am not very good at this, but we are all in debt to people who make our world safer."
Russell Broomhead of South Yorkshire, England

"Just after three years your memory lives on. I think of you always and I am grateful that you taught me to respect what those dear men do for the protection and honor of this country. Kelli and I talk about you all the time and a smile always comes to my face."
Heidi Socha of Denver, CO

"Just over three years now, and still people forget your sacrifice, even those who claim to be close have fogotten your scacrifice. I haven't nor will.

The VET."

"Hi, my name is SGT, Nieves,Tomas I served with Tom Broomhead in E-Troop back in 99-02 we didn,t share a lot of time together bieng that i was in the mortar platoon but the times that we did mingle it was pretty cool. i was very heart broken when anothher fellow soldier told me about his passing, i wasin korea at the time and i didn't know about this site till now. i served in afghanistan. and i saw alot of comrads die so everyday i will pray for Tom and the rest of the fallen heroes of this war. May GOD bless you and your family always and for ever."
SGT Nieves, Tomas of Ft. Benning,GA USA

"WOW!! Where do I start! There arent enough words to describe Tom Broomhead. He loved his family, his friends, and his country. I served with Tom in E troop 3rd platoon, and we spent a lot of time together and made many memories. I will never forget you tom, I miss you terribly and I think of you everyday! Kelli you and the boys are in my thoughts and prayers. Please if you can get in touch with me I would like to know how yall are doing! I miss yall! Fishchaser19782000@yahoo.com. Tom you are missed my brother."
Lance Melendy of Lake Charles, LA

"To the family of:Thomas F. Broomhead I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully one day we will meet in Heaven 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, Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ,"
Polly Ballew of Covington,Ga

"My name is Jason Smith and I went to high school with Tom and Mike.
I was sad to hear of the loss of Tom and have memories of him when we were kids.
Per Mike's request I have prayed for his wife and children, that God will comfort them and keep them.
Jason Smith"
Jason Smith of Atlanta, GA

"To Tom's family.
When I herd the news I remembered all of the times spent with Tom in high school...He was a good friend and a kind soul. May God bless you."
Thomas Burnham of Chattanooga,TN

"I was a Platoon Leader in E TRP before Iraq and served with SGT Broomhead. He was loved throughout the Troop and had many close friends in my platoon. He was a respected Cavalry Scout and NCO. In my last days in Eagle TRP, Tom and his wife Kelli joined my Platoon and I for a few beers to say goodbye as I went on to another Troop. Tom was not in my platoon but it meant something to me that he would come; and even more the conversation we had about his family, his prior service as a Marine, and for the kind words he had for me and expressed for my Platoon’s sake. I regret I didn’t get to know Tom until the end of my time in Eagle TRP but I will always remember his good humor and his true commitment to family, fellow soldiers, and to his country. My heart goes out to his wife and children this holiday season."
Dave Piersma, CPT, AR of 1-14CAV, 3rd SBCT, 2ID, Fort Lewis, WA, U.S.A.

"I was a Platoon Leader in E TRP before Iraq and served with SGT Broomhead. He was loved throughout the Troop and had many close friends in my platoon. He was a respected Cavalry Scout and NCO. In my last days in Eagle TRP, Tom and his wife Kelli joined my Platoon and I for a few beers to say goodbye as I went on to another Troop. Tom was not in my platoon but it meant something to me that he would come; and even more the conversation we had about his family, his prior service as a Marine in the Gulf War, and for the kind words he had for me and expressed for my Platoon’s sake. I regret I didn’t get to know Tom until the end of my time in Eagle TRP but I will always remember his good humor and his true commitment to family, fellow soldiers, and to his country. My heart goes out to his wife and children this holiday season."
Dave Piersma, CPT, AR of 1-14CAV, 3rd SBCT, 2ID, Fort Lewis, WA, U.S.A.

"Thomas was a member of my family, I didnt even know of him until i found out that his life was taken in Iraq, I feel honored tho to have a hero like that in my family, and I wish I would of known him."
Krystyna of North Ridgeville, Ohio

"My name is Kim Carbetta. Tom was my brother-in-law, married to my sister, Kelli. I loved Tom very much. I thank God for every day that Kelli had Tom. He was a wonderful husband and father. Tom, Kelli and the boys spent a part of Tom's last day home in our home, before being deployed that Sunday evening. We all spent the afternoon swapping stories, laughing, watching the Rockies game and eating chicken wings. Marc and I took the last famly pictures of Tom and Kelli and the boys. We love you and miss your hysterical sense of humor, Tom. Marc misses the Ohio State-Miami rivalry, but we find ourselves rooting for Miami, anyway. Tom, you are our hero, never forgotten, just missed every day. God bless you, Tom, my hero, my brother."
Kimber Lee Carbetta of Security, Co USA

"Jonell and I are always thinking of you and your family. Jonell misses talking to you. I only had the honor to spend time with Tom and your family during the Superbowl party at your house. Tom treated me like "one of the guys" even though I was the only Air Force Guy there. I'll always remember that."
TSgt Dick Dalton and family of Las Vegas, NV

"Never had the plesure of meeting Mr. Broomhead, but did know of his wife and her three children from a past marriage. As a Vet I want to say thank you Thomas F, Broomhead for serving your country and making this world a better place. Your dedication and Sacrifice is not forgot by me."
Veteran of USA

"Hello, this is Toms wife, Kelli. I have not been able to return to this site for almost 2 years. I still can not read the letters he sent me from Iraq, go through his drawers, watch home movies, etc... I would like to thank everyone for all of the kind words. When I came to our son Jakes message I just cried, I had no idea he left it. He loved you very much Jake and he is with us everday. Cue, here is my e-mail address if you would still like to pay your respects to Tom Threeboysforsale@aol.com I love you Tom and I know you here me tell you that everyday. We are so proud of you and I miss you every minute of every day. Finally, I would like to respomd to Jason W. Don't let Tom be your battle, let him be your inspiration."
Kelli Broomhead of Canon City, Colorado

"I only had a brief acquaintance with him, but he was a good man, always good for a laugh. I've been trying to find this out, I hope someone here can help - where is Tom buried? I'd very much like to pay my respects."

"2yrs today buddy, we all miss you. Kelli S. Mesa,Az"
Kelli Shoemaker of Mesa, Az. USA

"We spent a lot of quality time in the turret. An outstanding husband, father, NCO, and soldier. My prayers echo your name daily. I miss ya brother. See ya at Fiddler's Green."
SSG Marc Agostinelli of Littleton, Colorado

"Tom could always bring a smile to any situation. I only knew him for a short while while at Fort Carson, but he always inspired me to be a better soldier. He loved life like no other. The world is without a wonderful person, and he will be missed for the rest of my living days."
Shawn T. Stender of Green Bay, Wisconsin

"To Tom's Family,
I went to high school and played football with Tom. He was a great guy and made me feel welcomed at a new school. I can only imagine what you are going through with three children. May God bless you."
Bruce LaBreche of Orlando, FL. USA

"Kelli I wish I could have been with Tom but I was in Baghdad with 2nd ACR. You guys were the best friends I and Heidi could have asked for. you gave us a place to live and your love and friendship and I thank you. Tom was a wonderful man and an outstanding soldier. He will be greatley missed and remembered forever."
SGT Kevin M. Sink of Fort Polk, LA

"Tom is my battle . Wish I could of done more that night for him. But he is in a better place looking over all of us . love you as a brother Tom ."
SSG Walberer, Jason of FORT CAMPBELL,KY

"Tom was a awsome friend. I got to know him working for AZDOC. Its good to know that I hung out with a hero....Thanks Tom"
Marc of Mesa, AZ

"tom was a wonderful dad. I aish he was here right now then i wouldn,t be writing right now. i miss him so much. it is hard for me to put my feelings on paper so i will let u go."
jacob of fountain colorado

"Tom you will never know how many times I regret that we could not get our fanilies together for your last Christmas! There were many things I needed to say. My fault. I know I gave you "stuff" about not being a paratrooper. But you proved yourself and made me proud. I remember our last conversation, when I asked how you felt about going, you answered I'm ready, this is what I trained for. Well I was not ready , I needed time with you for many reasons. May your soul be at pease and know there are many that will always remember you.====dad"
r t broomhead of chandler,ar. maricopa

"Tom you will never be forgotten you taught me so much and always made me laugh and smile. It was a pleasure to know and serve with you. I will forever wear my wristband with your name on it. -BRAVE RIFLES-"
SGT Justin Otero of FT CARSON ,Co

"Im so sorry for your loss Mike. I haven't spoken with you in many years. Your brother is a hero to me. Your family is in my prays. May God Bless you all..."
Aaron Baldwin of Phoenix, Az

"Never to be forgotten. We are sorry for your loss.May God Bless You."
Ron Broomhead of Palmyra, NJ


I heard about Tom's death on the radio as I was getting ready for work. It broke my heart to hear that someone I knew lost his life in Iraq. I know how much you and the boys loved him. Take care of yourself and the boys. Tom was a great man."
Lena Haynes of Colorado Springs, Co

"we meet tom and kelli , when we moved to colorado from minnesota in 1998.and we became friends almost instantly.I worked with tom for only 10 months or so. and I will never forget him and the friendship that we had.I was crushed to hear of his death in Iraq......was crushed..I wish kelli and the three boys the very best,I think of tom and kelli,and the boys often...take care .the marlowe's"
jeff and rosanna ,jessica,shawn,shane,marlowe of oakdale,mn,usa

"The promise I gave to Tom before he died was that I would take care of my best friend Kelli. I am a better American after meeting Tom and I am saddened that our friendship ended so quickly, but his spirit remains in the smile of those beautiful boys. You will always be in my heart."
Heidi Socha of Denver, Co USA

"Never to be forgotten. Sorry for your loss.."
MR. Daniel Broomhead of Derby..England..

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

"Kelli my heart goes out to you and your kids. I will miss the times that my self and Tom and the rest of us played football together. I am so sorry and my heart goes out to you all. He was a great man and will be missed much."

"Tom was an awesome guy, he taught me how to drink beer from a can as if it were a bottle."
Kelli Shoemaker of Phoenix, Az.

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

"Sergeant Broomhead, goodbye soldier and thank you."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"My name is Starli Broomhead Cornforth, I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT and proud to be a Broomhead. I admire and support all men and women in the miltary. My grandfather, my late husband and many others I love are vets. I am grateful for the sacrifice that Thomas Broomhead made for our country.

I don't know if we're related or not, but my heart goes out to the family of Thomas Broomhead. I was Widowed at the age of 39 so I know all to well the heartache and emptiness that his wife and family are experiencing. My prayers are with you, that you may heal and move forward with your life. It's not easy, but after five years, I know that it can be done. They are always with you in your heart, you never forget."
Starli B. Cornforth of Nampa, ID

"My name is Mike Broomhead. Tom was my brother. Words cannot express the way the outpouring of love and honor has touched our family. Please continue to Pray for Toms family, (Kelli, Jacob, Zachary and Jasn) and our mother Rosemary and youngest brother Bryan. These are difficult days for us. But, we know that we feel like we've lost so much because God blessed us with so much."
Mike Broomhead of Phoenix Az

"I met Tom through my sister Kelli in '97 and we fast became friends. We worked and partied together(who will ever forget our camping bashes) and bragged over who was the better golfer. (By the way Kelli, did I ever tell you we won a golf tournament together). Tom was my best man at my wedding and I could not have been more pleased when he and my sister were married.Rarely has a day gone by since his death that I have not thought about him and the times we spent together, as well as, and more importantly, how much he meant to my sister and nephews. Tom, the world is worse off for our loss."
James Carter of Bangor, Maine

"During the years that my husband and I had known Tom, Kelli and the boys, they became very dear to us. My husband and Tom would play golf together, were on a softball team and even worked together. They often bickered over football games (Broncos and Vikings). That is dearly missed. Tom was a great husband to Kelli, father to his three sons and a friend to us. He will always be remembered in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers go out in his memory to all the men and women serving in Iraq."
Ron, Jeannie, Madalyn and Trenton Cropsey of Colorado Springs, CO

"Thank you Thomas Broomhead, 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

"I pledge to remember the name of this man, Sgt Thomas F Broomhead, who died serving his country on my birthday. I sincerely hope that his family is given strength and solice in their lives."
D.B. Wilburn of Ellensburg, WA

"My name is Kelli Broomhead, I am the wife of SGT. Thomas Broomhead. Thank you all for the wonderful words that you have spoken. On March 27, 2003 Tom became an American hero. He was always our hero. Our three sons and I will forever remember his smile and his love for us and our country. God bless you all and continue to pray for and support our soldiers still fighting this war on terrorism."
Kelli, Jacob, Zachary and Jasn of Fountain, Colorado

"Sgt Broomhead was my battle buddy and roommate during our primary leadership development course at Ft Hood Tx."
Cpl Stevens of Ft Carson CO.

"Kelly, I wanted you to know my heart goes out to you my husband like yours died in Iraq.I have thought about getting a hold of you but did not know how you would feel about that.I want you to know that I am here and I think about you often and pray for you as well.Remember he is watching over you and your children."
Melissa Givens of Colorado Springs Co

"I know from personal experience that we never really get over the death of someone we love but I hope you are able to take some comfort in the fact that Thomas' sacrifice has so profoundly benefited so many people. May God bless and keep you."
Gracie of Idaho

""To the family and friends:

As a fellow Armed Forces member (Air Force), I understand the sacrifice of one of your loved one. He was doing a job in a far away land where most people would not even dare go. I salute the fact that he answered the call of service for this great land of ours. I pray that God will take the "sting" out of this death...meaning, you will always "remember" the death of a loved one, but God will take that "sting--the hurt" out of the emotional feelings.""
The Wilder Family of Denver CO USA

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Thomas Broomhead:
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 Thomas 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 Sgt. Thomas Broomhead:
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 Thomas, 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