Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Cpl. Lyle J. Cambridge

23, of Shiprock, New Mexico.
Cambridge died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations. He was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado. Died on July 5, 2005.

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"Never Forgotten ! (2015)
From your friend..Sgt Thompson, David R.
Iron Hawk Troop 3/3 ACR"
David R. Thompson of Pueblo, CO

""You will always live in my heart !!
" I will never forget you!" (2014)
SGT Thompson,David R.

"To the family of:Lyle J. Cambridge
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""

"still miss you my brother"

"Brave Rifles! Brother"
Lyle of Fort Carson

"Cousin will miss you,we love you! thank you for serving our Country! Will never forget you!"
K.Begay of San Diego California

"You will always live in my heart !!
SGT Thompson,David R.
David R.Thompson of Pueblo, CO (USA)

"As the memorial run kicks off soon. Tears of sadness embarks my family but we are lucky to have had a brother like him. He is in all our memories."
Ben Family of Shiprock, NM

"May 24, 2008
To the family of Cpl. Lyle J. Cambridge:
Lyle 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

"To the family of Lyle Cambridge,
I was in the same platoon with your son in OIF 1. He showed up late, but won everybody over quickly. He was an extremely giving man, and, at least to me his memory will never be forgotten."
Wo1 Steven Badgley of Ft rucker , AL

Legeta of Artesia,New MexicoUSA

"This is to my "lil-big" brother. Cpl- I joined the army to serve with you and my other lil brother SPC Atcitty.Now that im in the 3rd ACR also. I want the honor of serving the Brave Rifles as you did. Until We meet in Fiddlers Green. From A muleskinner to Thunder Squadron. We Miss U lil bro!"
PFC Atcitty of Fort Hood 3 ACR RSS MED Troop

"To the Cambridge Family, CPL Cambridge was a great soldier, and a better friend to everyone. His smile always made a bad day get better. My condolences and warmest wishes are with you."
SPC David Barnett (Doc) of Ft. Carson, CO

"I served with CPL Cambridge in Korea with 2ID. He was a great Soldier who always gave 100% regardless of the task. His calm demeanor and positive attitude always instilled confidence in those around him. My deepest condolences go out to his friends and family. I pray that God will ease the pain from this great loss and help you to keep your heads up. I will never forget CPL Cambridge and the man that he was."
CPT Eric Gust of Samarra, Iraq

"To the Cambridge family,
We extend our thoughts and prayers to you during this time of sorrow and hope you take some comfort in knowing LYLE is an American Hero. He will Not Be Forgotten.
LYLE - We celebrate your life and honor your memory as an American Hero. Thank you for your service to our great country. Gods Speed dear soldier and may the Angels care for your family as they try to heal.
From a grateful family of a US Army Soldier, from Ft. Campbell 101st AVN Regt, now serving in Iraq 10-20-05.""
---The Erwin Family of Oregon, United States of America

"To the Cambridge family i am sorry that you lost a son, husband, and dad like this he was one of my best friends and i will miss him so much just like you will"
Cpl Justin Dickens of Bagdad Iraq

"My deepest sympathy goes out to the Cambridge family. I was in Cambridge's section. He was a great friend not to me but to everyone. He never ever complained and always did his job. He will be missed dearly by me and everyone who had the privelage of meeting him. To me he is a HERO."
Cpl. Skyler Wirtz of Baghdad, Iraq

"SGT Cambridge, we are sorry for the loss of your brother. We know all to well what your family is going through. May God bless your family with strength and comfort during this time."
SFC Steven & Michele Carter of Kitzingen, Germany

"Thank you Lyle for serving your country. You are a Dine Hero. You will never be forgotten. RIP The Cambridge Family"
Harrison, Hilda, Alexander, Marisha, & Family of Shiprock

"Lyle was my best friend and brother growing up.Lyle became my first friend when i moved to shiprock ,I remember he was the only one who let me sit beside him on the bus.Growing up we were inseprable ,I Always remember lyle's kindness and never ending humor.I can remember,when we each drank a bottle of pickle juice to see who was the fastest. And he would always make me laugh singing "all i want for christmass is my two front teeth".Always funny,We will always miss you Bro"
Jonathan Atcitty of Talil A/B

"To the Family and Friends of Lyle, I am praying for all of you and for Lyle. He is a true hero and is safe with God now. He will never be forgotten. God Bless All of You"
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"Would you please pull up our web site and just listen to a song we have going .
It is playing in Iraq every day .
Please lit us know what you think.
The name of the song is UNITED WE STAD
oUR WEB SITE is http://rommiller11.tripod.com/
This is for all our men and women that
gave there all for us.
Thank you for your time and we would like to hear from you.
Ron Miller and the Dixie Rex Band
The name of the song is UNITED WE STAND
AND YOU WILL HEAR THE SONG. We would like to hear from you.
Thank you for your time and may God be with you.
Ron Miller of Cocoa. Fla USA.

"We are deeply sorry for your loss. America will forever honor your Hero.
The Courage, Honor, and Valor that your Hero showed will always be remembered.
We are grateful for the sacrifice that was made and we will NEVER FORGET.
God Bless your family and please know that you are not alone.
All of our prayers are with you."
Jennifer and SSGT Larry Mays of Massillon, Ohio

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

"Thank you Lyle Cambridge, 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. Lyle Cambridge:
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 Lyle 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. Lyle Cambridge:
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 Lyle, 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