Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Staff Sgt. David F. Day

25, of Saint Louis Park, Minnesota.
Day died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated as he was exiting his military vehicle after it had rolled over. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery, 34th Infantry Division, Montevideo, Minnesota. Died on February 21, 2005.

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"I have asked this page many times to correct the explanation as to how SSG David F Day died. Dave died when an IED was set off while carrying a soldier that had been injured in a vehicle accident to an awaiting medivac helicopter."
David E Day of Morris, MN

"To the Sgt Day Family,Our hearts go out to your family.Your son was a hero to all.May God comfort you in this time of need.Sgt Day will not be forgotten."
M/sgt (Ret) William and Zina Hughes of Mancelona ,Michigan

"Thinking of you on veterans day...broke out the pics from basic training to remember the good times"
Christopher Farrell of Bismarck, ND

"I remember when you responded to a call swiftly in St. Louis Park,Mn to get my baby out of our locked car..I appreciate everything you did to get her out and I will always remember your kindness and dedication to us.... rest in Peace my brother"
Vermont of Minneapolis,MN

"”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,600 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
Contact us directly at Projectcompassion@manti.com or go to www.heropaintings.com . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna - Project Compassion of Manti, Utah USA

"I still think of you and miss you every day. People say that it will get easier with time, and they may be right. I am not sure that I will ever see that time though. I love you very much and keep you in my heart. Your brother."
Jeremiah of Morris, MN

"June 2, 2008
To the family of Staff Sgt. David F. Day:
David 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:David F. Day 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"

"Thank you for your service and your bravery, you will not be forgotten, but now lie rested with best."
Jennie Timmerman of Minnesota

"I know war is cruel and evil but it's for the own good and for freedom. I feel sorry for over 100 solders inluding this solder. I wish the war is done forever."
David of Naville, Tenneesee

"to the family of D-Day~
It was an honor to have guarded Dave at the funeral home.
It was an even greater honor to have worked with him both as a fellow soldier but also as a fellow officer.
But the greatest honor was knowing him.
He is greatly missed by all who he served with both on and off the battlefield. Miss you D-day."
Jennifer of Ortonville, MN

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

"to the family and the wife of david day sorry for the lost of you son, husband, uncle. he was the best police officer that you could ever get a long with. I miss him so much. I miss seeing his smile. he was just a great person to know. I will never forget officer david day.I have so many pictures of david day. i got one on my mirror."
cindy parker of minneapolis

"To the family of David F. Day:

The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Memorial Day Sunday worship service at 11:00 a.m. on 29 May. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the neighboring states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, U.S. Army Chaplain, LTC Kenneth L. Beale, Jr. will preach a message entitled “Remembering Our Freedom.” A former Soldier and country music songwriter and performer “Rockie” will pay a special musical tribute. At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and place poppies at each of the crosses. An honor guard squad will be on hand to fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played.

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (612/970-7866) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans’ name and the number of persons attending. If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Leila Campbell
Administrative Assistant
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
web site:www.fortsnellingmcf.org"

"My family pray's for yours in this time of sorrow. My children, only of young age will hopefuly live in a safer place for your sacrifice...."
Michael of Houston, Tx.

"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

"To the family of David,
We were so sorry to hear of the tragic loss, your in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you , we will rember David and the sacrifice he made for us."
Eugene and Cathy Loken of Cottonwoood, Mn.

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

"Thank you brave american Soldier.
Thank you for save the freedom of the whole world.
Thank you from Germany
You are my Hero"
Ute of Germany

"Thank you David Day, 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. David Day:
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 David 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. David Day:
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 David, 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