Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Paul J. Bueche

19, of Daphne, Alabama.
Bueche was changing a tire on a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in Balad, Iraq when the tire exploded. He was assigned to the 131st Aviation Regiment, Army National Guard, Birmingham, Alabama. Died on October 21, 2003.

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"2023 as I write this. Paul and I were in AIT at Ft Eustis. We had more laughs and fun together than was allowed. Though many years have passed he often crosses my mind. Ill Never forget all our shenanigans"
David Hilton of Washington Illinois

"A good man wasted. "Daphne, AL Ė An Army report says a helicopter tire explosion that killed a Daphne soldier in Iraq was caused in part by an officer who told the troops not to follow training manual standards. 19-year-old Paul Bueche of the 131st Aviation Regiment of the Alabama Army National Guard died in October when a Blackhawk helicopter tire he was inflating exploded. Another soldier lost both arms. An investigation report says Bueche was refilling the tire in Camp Anaconda with the high-pressure end of a nitrogen cart. There wasn't a tire inflation kit on hand, and the officer in charge apparently told the soldiers to inflate the tire without one, violating procedure. Bueche's parents are Maria and Emory Paul Bueche. They received the military report Monday and say they hope publicizing it will save other lives. A National Guard spokesman declined to comment on the report.""
Mavis Beacon of Berwyn, IL

"I am reading the book ď Blood Brothers ď and just read of your sonsí sacrifice for America. May he rest in Godsí arms forever and meet each of his family members At Heavensí gate. Specialist Paul J. Bueche, thank you. for your service, RIP."
Ann Smith Harmon of Summerville SC hometown Cardiff, AL

"We think of you everyday! We miss you dearly and you are forever on our hearts!! Love always"
Jessica Vipperman of Daphne, Alabama

"I hope them people will be more skeptic in things like these that's like something straight out of a sappy story. brain games app"
Ernest of Singapore

"To the Family Bueche:

This is CW3 (ret) Kenny Czarnecki. On this hallowed day and more than you know, I have lifted your family in thought and prayer. I wanted you to know how much I talk about the strength of your family and hope this finds you all well.

Humbly Yours,

Kenny Czarnecki"
Kenny Czarnecki of Taichung, Taiwan

"About 8 years ago we received two flags from a veteran with a yellow ribbon and the names Paul and Army Sgt. James W. Harlan written on them. We call them our boys and are proud of them. We display them with the honor . We pray for them and their families who gave their lives so we may have ours in this great country that GOD gave us so we can help others We love you Paul."
Andre',Rene'e, Geoffrey & Jessica Morrow of Hurricane,Utah

"this is paul's father....thanks to all of you for leaving such heart warming messages....it means a lot to me knowing that my son has touched so many wonderful people...thanks"
paul's father

"Still thinking about you buddy"
Graham of Charlotte

"Merry Christmas PJ. I know you and my mom are up above watching over us all. You are remembered and loved always. We all miss you sweet cousin."
Ashley Alonso of Alexandria, VA

On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just 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."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"It is hard to believe that almost ten years have passed. Remembering you this Memorial Day 2013 and always. I pray for peace and comfort for your family today and always."
Rachael Ware Stubbs of Spanish Fort, AL

"Bueche as I approach Memorial Day, 2013, I still constantly find myself thinking of you and your sacrifice. It ha been almost 10 years, and not a day goes by that I don't think of the good times we had, and the pain that goes along with you being gone. I'm truly blessed to have known you and to have had you as a best friend and battle buddy throughout our deployment. You will never be forgotten."
Clint Williams of Little Rock, AR

"....some gave all." Thank you for laying down your life for my freedom. Prayers to the family of this American hero."
Chris of Waccabuc, NY

"Respect, may eternal light shine upon you."
Stephen of Cali

"Still love you. Still the best friend I've ever had! Miss you so much, Pinecone Brother. I love you."
Paul Martin of Mobile, AL

""To the family of Paul J. Bueche ,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""

"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 E. Steiner of Worthington, OH

"I can't believe it has almost been six years since PJ passed. Our grandmother and I were talking last night about PJ over the dinner table. We both smiled talking about him and said we wonder what he would be like today, six years later. PJ was my cousin and only 11 months older than me. I miss him dearly and thank him for his service to our country."
Alicia of Baton Rouge, LA

"It is amazing how many people on this board considered you their best friend and I think we all know why. I can still remember in highschool the two years that you, Bailey, Grayson and myself were basically inseperable. I treasure the good times and the bad times. I remember working at the hotel together, taking trips to the beach, (mom cover your eyes)skipping school to sit by the pool all day. I remember riding down back roads outside of Foley wrecklessy spinning your car (which you for someone reason named Lucy) out in the dirt. As I am now 26 years old, I have started a career in NC, recently became engaged and im truly starting to understand what being an adult is. It is those memories I look back at and it brings a smile to my face and a tear to my eye at the same time. Our favorite song your junior year was "It's a great day to be alive". We would drive down the highway screaming it at the top of our lungs. I still listen to it on occassion and try to think to myself, what can i do to take advantage of the time I have. I still pray for your family and remember there faces like I saw them yesterday even though it has been since your funeral. I have lost touch with everyone from my highschool days but I have a strong feeling that if you were around today I would get atleast one myspace message a week. You were just that kind of guy. The kind of guy that held all of his relationships dearly and tightly. I want you to know so many things but I dont know if there is time to tell them all. I know that you are a top ten candidate for getting through the pearly gates and im just hoping now that I can live the kind of life that gets me up there with you one day. If anyone in Pauls family reads this message take atleast this one thing away. Paul had more best friends in his short life than most people have if they live to be one hundred."
Graham Mcalpin Graham.Mcalpin@yahoo.com of Charlotte N.C.

"I hope you know how much you are missed. I am so sorry for the loss. It is so heartwarming to read all the beautiful memories that people have shared here. thank you 04/29/09"

"May 11, 2008
To the family of Spc. Paul J. Bueche:
Paul 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

"There's so much I could write and I've actually saved numerous incomplete articles that I've written for Paul. Ha, it's kinda funny how that works. I usually get about 75% complete before I get overwhelmed with emotion. Paul was my best friend throughout our childhood and adolescent life. God only knows how much I loved him. He essentially was my brother. Therefore, I greatly appreciate everything written on this page. I'm sorry I can't write more, but there's definitely more to come. Thank you all."
Paul Martin of Gulf Shores, AL (everywhere in L.A.)

"My condoleances to the family and friends. We met at AIT. at the airport actually. we had both just flown in from basic training. i was lost and hadnt a clue where to go or what to do. i saw another soldier in uniform, so thought i should see if he knows anything. thats how i came to know Paul. he had it together, was a fine soldier, and good friend. upon graduation months later we went our seperate ways. ive often wondered how he was doing but we'd lost touch. its now november 2007, and just found this page. My condoleances again. he is truely missed."
DaviD of Peoria, IL

"Never Knew you but a friend of a friend is always a friend. Honor and loyalty the one to give anything, never thought destruction could occur in plain sight might only know you from the words in the stories, but you deserve mine, paul's and everyones glory. did it for the rest who falls first the blessed to help all us others to figure out the test"
stephen nader of tuscaloosa al

"To the family of this American Hero: May God comfort you with the knowledge that your Paul walks with Angels on streets paved with Gold."
Daniels Family of Robertsdale, Alabama

"Dear Paul,
You don't know me but I want to thank you for your service to our country. I went to the same little school you went to as a kid,and I only heard good things about you. How you were very caring and concerned for all things. I will always remember you. God Bless"
MGlaser of from daphne


"To the friends & family:
I typed earlier, on this site, honoring our fallen brother... here's my email if any questions rise: roachbx@yahoo.com

SSG Rivera
Rivera of USA

"pj was my cusion! he a wonderful person and has a good heart! he will be LOVED forever! i love u PJ and i miss u!"
Andrea Bueche of louisiana

"The Salute

To those who have died,
And to those who have cried.
We Salute You.

To those who have lost,
Paid the ultimate cost.
We Salute You.

And to those who still serve,
The Red White and Blue.
Our grateful Nation,
Proudly Salutes You."
Tom Balstad of West Warwick RI

"my heart goes out to all of pauls family and friends. we were stationed together (AIT) at Ft Eustis VA. i knew him well, he influenced me in many ways. he was a good soldier and proud to serve. you are truly missed Paul"
david of peoria, illinois

"To Melissa and all of Paul's family: We share the unbelievable heartache of the loss of our PJs. My PJ, Ssg. Paul J. Johnson, was killed in action at Fallujah, the day before your PJ died. My PJ was 2 weeks shy of his 30th. Birthday. He left a beautiful wife and a son who is now 5. We will never forget our boys- we can only take comfort in the fact they were doing what they felt was right. To honor their memories, we must carry on. They wouldn't want it any other way. I live in Tellico Plains TN, and wonder where PJ and his friends spent their spring break? We are in the foothills of the Smokeys! To PJ's mom: If there is anyway I can help you, please contact me! From the heart of one Mom to another! My oldest daughter, PJ's sister, died 1 year and 13 days before PJ was killed. She died 2 weeks after her 42nd. birthday, after a 4 year fight against ovarian cancer. I have had much to bear, but the Good Lord has been there for me, and I MUST return His blessings in anyway I can.
Our boys were self-less, honorable heroes. They will never be forgotten!
My email address: darligram@yahoo.com
PJ's Mommy, Pat Urban"
Pat Urban of Tellico Plains TN

"I just recieved my fallen heros braclet
today. your son paul name is on mine
i'll wear it in honor and in memeory of
him and his service to our country.
As i wore a braclet for a Lt. that was
a pow.during viet nam until he was brought home. You have our sincerest condolences.I'll wear his name proudly
i read some of the messages left here
and it sounds like he was a wonderful person. Youns take care and may god be with youns"
Rick & Judy Pennick of Carnegie Pa.15106

"I just received a bracelet care of herobracelets.org. Paul J Bueche is the person I will carry on my arm in memory of his service. I am so glad to see this website and to know what a wonderful person he was."
Leigh Ann Tibbs of Dallas, TX

"TO JESSICA and MELISSA: I don't know if you remember me, but I was the Spring Break driver (Jared) and I would really love to hear from you. Jared@JPTGraphics.com"
Jared T. Culpepper of Irving, TX

"This is a bit long winded, but it's the culmination of a year's heartache. FIRST: To Mr. and Mrs. Bueche and the twins, In all my experience NO ONE ever got mad at PJ.
What kind of guy was PFC Paul J. Bueche of Daphne, Al.? He was the kind of guy whose memory could wake an old friend at 2a.m. on an idle Sunday with some warm thoughts to take the place of the void left by extreme misfortune. Paul was best known among his friends and schoolmates as either simply Paul or "Boochy." I have discovered that it is somewhat simple to look up information on the life and death of Paul, but I would be remiss if I failed to let everyone know about Boochy. When I first met Booch, I was the new kid at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School. When I arrived at my new school (a/b four times the size of my previous high school), I was a sixteen-year-old junior with a few acquaintances and an unusual personality in desparate need of some buddies; not the guy you would invite to sit at the "cool" table for lunch. Through my involvement in community theater I had made friends with some of Boochy's friends and we were eventually introduced. His light-hearted approach to so many of the daily tragedies in a teen's life always acted as a welcome relief to any of our friends and endeared him to me evermore. Over the next calender year, Boochy and I became closer to one another than we were to the friends who had brought us together, as often the highschool tale goes, and he would join me and our friend Kyle (now a U.S. Marine) for the oh-so-dreamt-of Senior Spring Break. The three of us somehow opted out of the allure of the sun and fun of the nearby Gulf Coast beaches and headed north(ish) to the Tennessee Smoky Mountains.
Our initial plan was to head up into the mountains and camp for the entire week, roughing it and becoming familiar with ourselves as the men we were to soon become (though somehow we kept running into money and were able to stay in hotels we couldn't have imagined affording). The most exhilirating thing about all of this was that (without parents) we had never been where we were going and over the next week Kyle, Boochy, and I became so close that midway through the trip we had deemed that each of us inherited "the third," in other words our three conflicting personalities had rubbed off evenly among us. You see, for most of the trip, Kyle was the conscience of the Trio; he always bugged the more spontaneous members with silly questions about "Where are we?" "Do we need gas?" and other such nonsense. I, on the other hand, not only wasn't concerned with these matters but welcomed trouble. God only knows why, I just did. Boochy, though, and here's where you get to know Boochy, his attitude was so easy-going and pleasant that his response any time we were lost was "Take a right, eventually you'll get where you need to be." On our waning evenings we promised nightly to keep secret and sacred the events that happened among the "Crucial Trio." So, that's about all I can say except this: On our first real adventure, we drove into the mountains. It was about 4:30am and we decided to stop at a pitch-black tourists' vantage point (these are basically physical recommendations by the Wildlife Committee) to have a snack and a cigarette. The three of us talked like we had just finished a great race and we breathed the air that only a man can breathe. And, there, at the toe of the Smokies, the Crucial Trio marvelled at the rising sun as though it had never come to earth before that moment, and we remarked as we boarded my mom's Honda Civic, "What will everyone else remember about Senior Spring Break? 'I got trashed at the beach' We'll ALWAYS remember this." I'm not sure which of us said it, but it was true. As long as I live three things will remain true: I will never forget Paul, I will never forget the epic of the Crucial Trio, and I will never watch the sun rise without understanding how truly fortunate I am to be able to witness such a true miracle.
There can never be enough said about a friend like PJ (his mom called him that and repeating it was the best way to get a rise out of him), but if there was ever a way to sum up who he was and what he stood for, they would be the words of his favorite song: "It's a great day to be alive!" My view on this war has varied, but I know this much to be true, he died in a place I assure you he could not identify on a map, for a cause he did not really understand, as a soldier he worked hard to be. But, regardless of all else, Paul Bueche was my friend and I will always miss him and I hope that soon we can find a way to ensure that no friend ever wakes up, tearful and confused, in the wee hours to write a requiem for his missing one-third."
Jared T. Culpepper of Irving, TX

"Thank you Paul for the gift of freedom that you so proudly defended for us all. You will be thought of each day we raise our flag in the front yard. From a grateful American family"
The Shaw family of Pasadena, Maryland


OEF/OIF 2003"
Rivera, F of Germany

"I knew Paul while he was here in Savannah, Georgia. We had a very strange first meeting, but from that moment on we were friends. I spent many nights with Paul just talking about anything and everything about life. He was a wonderful person. I know that it has been a year now since he has passed, but I have never forgot about him. He will always remain in our hearts. I love and miss you very much Paul!!"
Jennifer Sapp of Savannah, Georgia

"Paul: I only knew you through your converstions with your Father both before and after your death. You see, I consider you Dad one of my best friends in an industry that you can count true friends on one hand. Before every meeting we would share family photos and I would get updates on you and your sisters. You must know that your Dad was and still is very proud of you and the sacerfice you made for all of us. You are missed greatly by all. I have three children and cannot imagine losing any them. I tear up everytime I think of what your family went through. You are in a better place now and have seen the greatness of Gods hands at work, in that aspect your are truely better off than we here on earth are. Although I did not know you personally, you must have been quite a young man, based on what I know of your Dad. One day we will all meet again."

"Paul was my nextdoor neighbor in Daphne.
I watched him grow up, saving all the little hurt or orphaned wild creatures from the woods behind our houses. He was so caring and concerned about others welfare. I am devastated that he is no longer with us and my heart goes out to his dear family. How very sad for all of us."
Judy Josephson Schreiber of Valdosta, GA

"I didn't know Paul but he is greatly missed, I lost my brother-in law in November 2003.We love you and you are deeply missed."
Antoinette Brooks of Stone Mountain, Georgia

I canít believe that it has been a year now that we lost you. There has not been a day that has gone by that I do not think of you, and what it would be like if you were still with us today. You are missed terribly by all those who knew you. Not enough can be said to express how grateful I am that I was able to get to know you. I will never forget the good times we had together, and only be saddened by the fact that we cannot have more."
Thomas Stevens of Mobile, Alabama

"Paul-I know your up there forever looking down on us,on a never ending flight. You, my friend, are by far one of the most memorable people from AIT. Always there as a friend and for a good laugh, you always made the hard, long days go by faster. You were always willing to do what needed to be done, but never forgeting to add your opinion, and eventualy making all of us break out in laughter. When I stumbled across your name on the list, at first, I thought it mere coincidence that the name happened to be the same as one of my true, good friends. Then, when I was able to confirm that the name ,in fact, did belong to one of my comrades in arms, I was struck with disbelief and awe. How could such a great guy have to be taken from us. The reason is simple, he wanted to serve, and in doing so he also brought fond memories and many laughs. I have already lost three great people this year in an aircraft accident (crew of 215 r.i.p) and hearing of your loss has not made it any easier to cope with. I miss ya bud, and you'll always be in my memories. to his family and loved ones, my sincerest condolences. there is alot more I could say, but I just wanted to let you know that you and yours are in my thoughts."
SPC Aaron J. Thiele, Blackhawk Crewchief 1/159th AVN of Fort Bragg, NC USA

"P.J. had the extraordinary gift of touching the lives of everyone he met. The youngest member of our family, Jordan, memorialized P.J. beautifully in his Bar Mitzvah speech. To quote Jordan, "...it was through P.J.'s actions that I truly came to understand the meaning of Mitzvah. Just one week before he died, P.J. won a lottery to receive a two-week trip back home. Even though he had been away from his family for many months, he did not accept the prize. Instead, he gave the furlough to a soldier who had young children at home. P.J. did not give away his furlough because he expected something in return. He gave it to the soldier because he felt it was the right thing to do. His unselfish act of compassion truly defines the word Mitzvah...I can only hope that my future actions will be as honorable and unselfish as P.J.'s. His memory is a blessing to all of us who knew and loved him." Jordan speaks for our entire family - We love you, P.J., and we'll remember you always."
Jay, Ellen, Allen & Jordan of Daphne, Alabama

"Hey Guys-

I just moved to Mandeville and while unpacking I ran across pictures of P.J. from TN. What a great kid! I find comfort in knowing that all of my memories of him make me laugh. He was a true gift to us all and I am thankful that I knew him."
Greg of Mandeville, LA

"I am a 7th grader and I picked your son to learn more about him because I think he was very gifted. I think you are lucky to have had a talented son like If you are sad just think your son died while fighting for our country. I am proud of all of he has done I think you are too.
7th Grader of BArker MidDle ScHooL

"I met Paul's buddy at an airport in Denver, Co that was involved in this tragic accident. The young man that I met lost both his arms in the same accident and being a veteran myself, I was truly saddened to hear that a fellow soldier was killed along side the soldier that I met. Even though I didn't learn this soldier's name (regrettably) I remembered the story that he told me and I was able to track down Paul by the description of the accident. To Paul's family and friends: I am very sorry to learn that your son and friend was killed while defending our freedom. Thank you for raising a man to know that he had to fight for his country when called upon. He is a true hero as well as the other soldier that was injured in the same accident. May God help you find comfort in your tragic loss."
Dustin Holst of O'Fallon, MO USA!!

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

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

"Paul, it has been over 4 months since the accident, and not a day has gone by that I haven't thought about you and missed you. We will be going back home in about a month, and it doesn't feel right leaving here without you. We all miss you more than words can express. Every time I pray, I still thank God for giving me a friend as great as you. I miss you and love you man."
SPC Clint Williams 131 Aviation of B'ham, Alabama

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

"Belita and I just sat down to read all of the messages people have written. I tried once again to hold back all the tears, but I'm afraid they fall. You were such a great cousin PJ and its so hard to imagine life without you. We spent great times together PJ, I will cherish them forever. I am incredibly proud to have spent so many years with you. Thank you for all you have done for our country. I will miss all the laughter, but it brings me great honor knowing you are safe now. I will never forget...
Love always,
Alicia Alonso of Baton Rouge, LA

"To Spc Bueche's Family:
Though we are strangers, we want you to know how sorry we are your Paul was taken from you. There is no doubt his thoughts were of you as he served with the Army in Iraq. We will never forget. You are in our hearts."
Carol & Larry Miller of Tampa, Florida

"Thank you Paul Bueche, 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

"Here's to you, here's to me. The best of friends we'll always be..."
Love, Hilary of Fairhope, Al

"To Paul's family and friends..
I met him while in Balad Iraq in the most unfortunate way. He had come into our Aid Station because he had fallen and hurt his head. So, we stitched him up and all the while he thanked us, and afterwards told us what a good job we did. Never once did he complain about the pain or anything.....in fact, he joked with us. I was one of the medics on the scene of the accident. We had no idea who was involved. When I saw who it was, I was taken aback. The night prior, myself and another medic was joking with him in the line of the PX. I couldnt believe it. I'm home now, and I called my parents to tell them everything is ok. Based on their reaction, I can't even imagine the pain you have endured. May God Bless you all. I look at the names of the soldiers who died for their country and I can't help but wonder why soldiers are dying at all. I was there...I don't see it. Please take care...be proud, he was."
Leslie of Germany

"He died in the line of duty and for worldpeace. Thanks Paul for all your effords. My condoleances goes to his parents."
Adrian of Rotterdam / the netherlands

"My thougts go to the family of Paul J. Bueche. I am a soldier in the Dutch army and lost a close friend in war (yougoslavia). I never saw my dad and i am still searching for him in the U.S., Ca.I know the feeling, missing somebody, like your soul is smached like a mirror. You gonna look in all diffrent pieces.I made this rym:TO REMEMBER.Tears fade away, where the best memories will stay and comfort you by night and day.KEVIN_STAYNER@hotmail.com"
Kevin J. Stayner of Amsterdam - Netherlands - Europe

"We saw how your son lost his life in Iraq on dutch television. We sent you ou condolecense."
Verhoeff of Delft / Holland

"Paul, I'll never forget the day meeting you at ROTC. We had some awesome times there and outside of ROTC. I am a better person for having the privilege of knowing you. Thank you for the great memories that I will love and cherish for the rest of my life. Especially the long talks on the telephone and the expression in your voice when I told you I didn't know who Jimmy Buffet was. You'd be happy to know Paul that I looked him up and even listened to some of his songs- just for you buddy! Mike and I still talk about the good times we had hanging out together. We miss you. I miss you. Love, Katie"
Katie Osterrieder of Mobile, Alabama

"Not only are you my cousin and friend but I now know you are the angel of our family protecting us. PEEJ We all love you, miss you and think of you often. You are our hero and we could not have wanted anything more."

"PJ~ Life will never be the same without you. You are such a special person and a HERO no one can compare to. Having known you is a blessing in itself. I LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS YOU ALWAYS."
Ashley Alonso of Gulf Breeze, FL

"To the family of Paul J. Bueche.
I know your hearts are saddened with the lost of your loved one. It is my prayer that the Lord Jesus will keep your hearts and mind and give you peace in the midst of your trial. May God bless you and keep you."
Mike Rogers of Huntsville, Alabama

You were one in a million and I will never forget you."
Greg Ferrara of New Orleans, LA

"P.J. was one of the best people I've ever known. He was my cousin and a true friend. He was always so outgoing and generous that hanging around him would have a good effect on anyone. We truly miss him but remember what a wonderful gift he was to everyone."
Matt Bueche of Baton Rouge, LA

"Paul and I met in Birmingham when our unit was activated. Having Paul as a friend has made my deployment a million times easier. He was always there to cheer me up and keep me safe. I send my love and prayers to his family. Paul will always be part of my life and always be remembered as one of the very best of friends. We all love you and miss you Paul."
Spc JIm Irby of Mob. AL in Camp Doha, Kuwait

"Paul was my best friend throughout this entire deployment. When you spend as much time together as we did, you become more like brothers. Paul was always there for me, and I will never forget him. Just knowing him has changed my life in more ways than I could ever express. While he was my battle buddy here in Kuwait and Iraq, I know he is my guardian angel, there to watch over me and protect me. I send my deepest condolences to his family. I miss him more than words can say."
SPC Clint Williams of B'ham AL (Camp Doha, Kuwait

I will never forget you. You were my only brother and I am so glad you were able to follow in my footsteps and become a soldier. I love you so much.
Thanks for being such a good brother. You always made me laugh and took my side when we played risk. I am so proud of you. I will take care of mom for you. Love always,
Melissa Bueche of Daphne, AL

"To the family and friends of SPC Paul Bueche. Iím deeply saddened over the loss of your love one. My son Kevin served with Paul in Kuwait and I met Paul at Fort Stewart. My thoughts are with you and Paul will be remembered as a great young man and a great American."
Kenny Renew of Huntsville Alabama

"Paul- I can't believe your gone. It seems just like yesterday we were joking around in AIT. Thanks for all the laughs. The world is a lesser place with out you."
PFC. Tipton, Christopher of Camp Stanley, South Korea

"To the family, I can't even begin to express the feelings that I have. My 19 year old son is also in Iraq serving the National Guard. The pride that I feel is only exceded by the fear that I feel for him. We love our children. He is a soldier, but he is my son. I pray the Lord will ease your pain. You are in my thoughts."
Melissa Deel of Clintwood, VA

"Paul, I miss you. I am so proud of the wonderful person you became. I remeber your smile, your laughter, and most of all your willingness to do for others. I pray for your family during this dificult time. I love you!"
Rachael Ware of Fairhope, AL/USA

"My prayers and sympathy is with you at this time of loss. Your spirit will always carry on with your fellow comrades who where with you that tragic day. I will miss you Paul. It was great to get to know a wonderful person."
The Woodall Family "Spc Woodall" of Balad, Iraq

"To the family and friends of Pfc. Paul Bueche:
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 Paul 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 Pfc. Paul Bueche:
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 Paul, 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