Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. Donald N. Davis

42, of Saginaw, Michigan.
Davis died in Fallujah, Iraq, when his military vehicle rolled over an embankment. He was assigned to the U.S. Army Reserve's 660th Transportation Company, Zanesville, Ohio. Died on August 24, 2004.

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"Thinking about you Don. It's hard to believe you've been gone so long but I know you and Roger are looking over us."
Derek of Kingston, MI

"SSG Davis, I am proud to have known and served with you at the 980th. I cherish what time we were able to enjoy together while deployed overseas, and I am deeply honored that you and I were able to spend some time together the night before your passing. You were a good friend, and an excellent soldier, it was you who gave me my radio call sign (Brady6), you and I know why, and it was hilarious. We worked hard those late nights loading all that equipment for for overseas. You will be missed my friend, by me, and those at the 980th that knew you well. Rest in peace my friend, one day as I pass the pearly gates we'll meet again."
CW3 Darrin Ridenour of Dundee, Michigan

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Project Compassion - Kenna of Manti, Utah USA

"July 1, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. Donald N. Davis:
Donald 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

"My prayers are with you"
Heather V of Wyoming Mi.

"I know i am a little late on finding out about his death. But i just wanted to say he was a great guy, and sgt. I had the opportunity to serve under him while I was in the 980th Qt master company, he taught me alot, he kinda was like a dad at some times.I will charish ALL the memories I have and I will never forget what you've taught me you have helped me in so many ways sgt you would of been proud of me I made it to active duty but you knew that.I love you sgt you kept me up on my feet and helped me along the way you are my hero and I Will remember you day by day.may my thoughts and prayers go out to SSG Davis's family I new him from when we were getting deployed and only went to ft.mcoy he was my sgt. I lost contact with alot of guys from that unit when we came home from ft.mccoy I went active duty and just after that the 980th got orders again to go over to iraq. but i will never forget were i started from and who taught me along the way.......Thank you"
Angona of Schofiele Barracks,HI

"Donald N.Davis was a friend to me and my family. He was always positive and he loved his children. I was lucky enought to known for 9 years. SSg Davis was a teacher to many soldiers at Ft. Hood and Ft. Steward. I miss my friend and feel sadness for his two daughters. He was a soldier with pride and honor.
John Castellenas
John castellenas of Clinton TWP, Mi ,USA

"I am dedicating this song in your memory. The lyrics are included for all who care to sing along. I salute you Sir, a true American hero.

Bette Midler

From a distance
The world looks blue and green
And the snow capped mountains white
From a distance
The ocean meets the stream
And the eagle takes to flight

From a distance
There is harmony
And it echoes through the land
Its the voice of hope
Its the voice of peace
Its the voice of every man

From a distance
We all have enough
And no one is in need
And there are no guns, no bombs and no disease
No hungry mouths to feed
From a Distance
We are instruments
Marching in a common band
Playing songs of hope
Playing songs of peace
They are the songs of every man


God is watching us
God is watching us
God is watching us
From a distance

From a distance
You look like my friend
Even though we are at war
From a distance
I just cannot comprehend
What all this fightings for
From a distance
There is harmony
And it echoes through the land
And its the hope of hopes
Its the love of loves
Its the heart of every man

Repeat chorus twice."
r of brownstown, mi. usa

"Hello I was donalds roommate in korea. i wanted to express my deerest sympothy to you. he was a great roommate and he always talked about the kids. i'm blessed for having known him."

Although you are not here with us anymore your sprit still lives with us in our soul and you will forever be in our hearts. No matter how many days, weeks, months, or years go by you will never be forgotten. You will be remembered by everyone you have ever touched in your life. You will always be my everything.

The best day for father's is coming
Only its not the best day for me
My father won't be here on this day
Instead he is off fighting over seas
In the land of the unknown
He isn't just fighting for himself or his family
But for everyoen in his county
To make sure we will be able to lay our heads down at night and will wake in the morining
To make sure we can keep our freedoms
We fought for so long ago
To make sure we are safe where ever we go and that we aren't killed
He would rather take his own life than for me to take mine or for anyone else to take there's
He's not onlymy father, a husband,or a friend but the greatest man I have ever met
My father isn't just my father
Hi is my hero
My role model
My everything
And on this Father's Day he will not be forgotten"
Your daughter forever and always

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

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

"To Donald's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice.


The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (The Big Ern's Mom) of San Antonio, TX

"To Donald's Family:
There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. Neither you nor your sacrifice will be forgotten. For the family/friends: May time provide happy loving memories in place of present sorrows. Look to the sky for in the infinite meadows of Heaven the bright shining stars bloom....the forget-me-nots of angels. God bless you and thank you."
a grateful family in Phoenix, AZ

"To the family of Donald,
Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in the battle for freedom. Donald is a true American hero and will always be remembered for his bravery and sacrifice he gave to our country. May God bless you during this difficult time."
The McClain family--azquail@att.net of Tucson, AZ

"Thank you Donald Davis, 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 Staff Sgt. Donald Davis:
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 Donald 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 Staff Sgt. Donald Davis:
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 Donald, 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