Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Capt. Douglas A. Dicenzo

30, of Plymouth, New Hampshire.
Dicenzo died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany. Died on May 25, 2006.

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"This Memorial Day - May 25th, I ran a 50k (31 miles) in memory of Captain Douglas A. DiCenzo. I had his photo pinned to me & with every mile that passed I looked at his picture & said his name. I did not know him but wanted to honor his memory on the anniversary of his death. He will never be forgotten."
Melissa of New York

"Sir, not a day goes by that we forget about you and your sacrifice. We miss you like crazy and hope that we live up to your awesome example of a leader. As a new year rolls on around we will never forget. CHARLIE ROCK!"
Andrew Saldana of Odessa, Tx

"I'm having problems with this page under Roberts name !!!"

"To Nic .. Dak .. Cathy and family ... You are in our prayers this Memorial Day .... It's hard to believe they will be gone 9 years!! They are both guarding heavens gates !!!

Please know we are thinking about you all !
God bless !
Parents of: Spc. Robert E. Blair"
Karen And Allen Blair of Montana

"2015 Happy New Year to the family !!

It's hard to believe our sons have been gone so long ...My sister is very ill.and it's been so hard to watch her like this .... Sorry I did not send out Christmas cards this year ....

God bless you !!


"2015 Happy New Year to the family !!

It's hard to believe our sons have been gone so long ...My sister is very ill.and it's been so hard to watch her like this .... Sorry I did not send out Christmas cards this year ....

God bless you !!


"Christmas blessings to Cathy and family !!

Our sons are guarding heavens gates !

You are in our thoughts !!"
Parents of Spc Robert E Blair of Montana

"To the family of Doug.... From the parents of Robert Blair .... It's hard to believe it's been 8 years this Sunday .. May 25, 2014. .... Our sons are and will always be our forever loved Heros!!!

May you find peace this weekend!!

We think of your family and pray for Gods blessings on you all!"
Karen and Allen Blair of Belfry, Mt

"Dear Cathy and all family,

Merry Christmas !! 2013

God bless you all!

Family of Spc. Robert Blair"
Allen and Karen Blair of Montana

"May 25, 2013"
Blairs of Montana

"We are so proud of you Doug, and our son Robert. You guys will always be our Heros!!

We know you are both standing strong and guarding Heavens gates!!!

Cathy and family ... You are in our prayers !

Parents of Spc Robert E. Blair"
Karen and Allen Blair of Montana

"To the family of:Douglas A. Dicenzo
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""

"May 25, 2012

Today marks 6 years you and our Robert were taken from us. We know in our hearts that you are both guarding Heavens gates! We have peace in our hearts as you both were devout christian men! Robert was proud to serve along with you and honored you chose him to be your gunner.

We think of you each time we pass our Living room as your picture (along with Robert and the driver) adorn the entrance foyer of our home. We display it with great pride!

God bless all the Dicenzo family!

Karen and Capt.Allen Blair
Parents of: SPC Robert E.Blair
KIA May 25, 2006 with his Capt!"
Karen and Allen Blair of Montana

"Rock 6,
It's been six years today Brother, your departure has not faded with time. We will meet again on the high ground. Godspeed."
Assassin 6 (05-07) of Kandahar, Afghanistan

"Memorial Day 2011

Today we honor our sons....our Heros! May you find God's love and peace today as you remember your son!

Parents of Spc. Robert E.Blair
We love and miss them!"
Karen and Allen Blair of Belfry, MT

It has been 5 years and the Charlie Rock bond has not been broken. We have a brotherhood of memeories, love, and life. You are truely missed and I look forward every year to reunite and reflect on your leadership and friendship with my brothers of CHARLIE ROCK."
Michael Burnett of Killeen, Texas

"Dear Cpt Dicenzo
Thank you for your leadership, I can remember you ultra professionalism. I can remember one day that you were there and the next moment you weren't. When you came to Cco you were a breath of fresh air. I would later find that you had a family. I'm very sorry that you never came back from there to see them again. I will think of you while I continue my life.
Thank you, Raymond Alexander Girona"
Raymond Girona of Hoboken NJ

"To the family of Doug....It does not seem possible that the 5 year mark is this year.....2011......Allen and I have been thinking about the family and hope all is well with you!

We miss our HERO and we know that Robert and Doug are guarding Heaven's Gates!

God bless you!"
Ret. Capt. Allen and Karen Blair of Belfry, MT

"If there ever was a hero, if there ever was a man who represented integrity and honor, if there was ever a man who embodied loyalty, sacrifice, and dignity there is no question that you were that man. you were truly an inspiration. the world is just a little less bright since those cowards took you away. our country and our freedoms were made possible through your sacrifice. WE WILL NEVER FORGET "ROCK 6". you lived with honor and died fighting. you went to God like a soldier. Freedom comes at a cost that the protected will never know. rest in peace brother. CHARLIE ROCK, SIR!"
Rock 1-6 Golf (j steffey) of North Carolina

"As a military spouse, each time I hear of a fallen hero, it touches a place in special place in my heart. May God bless his familiy and loved ones. I am sending a special prayer especially today as Orange grove collects donations for his memorial fund.God bless America"
F.Floyd of Charleston, SC

"Charlie Rock! Thank you for your leadership and friendship. Your example guides us all who were honored to serve together. You are remembered always."
Mike Comstock of Wiesbaden, Germany

My prayers have gone out to your family many times over the past three years. Still today I remember and will never forget. Rest well sir, We'll meet again one day. But not yet."
SPC Bustin of Nj

"Sir, not a day goes by that i dont think of the things that went on during our deployment. I understand now why you trained us all so hard before getting there. I'd give anything to bring you, blair and witte back but its not possible. we know your watching down smiling from heaven, and you know we would have followed you through the gates of hell. All my prayers are with your family. God bless and CHARLIE ROCK!"
Livesay of Virginia

"It'll be 3 years tomorrow, and it still gets to me like it was yesterday. Not a day goes by that I don't look at the football that his brother Dan signed and gave to me for my birthday one year and think of the good times we all had together...

I miss ya man."
Cory Collier of Hurst, TX

"My heart and prayers are always heavy for Doug and his beautiful family. Nic, if you ever read this, please know that you and Dak are in my thoughts often; I cannot imagine what pain you must still be enduring. To Nic and Dak, Doug's parents and siblings; Doug was a bright spot in mine and my husband's lives in Heidelberg and Baumholder. We are changed by knowing him. Doug had such a love of life, his family and his soldiers.
God blessed the world by having Doug in it and he continues to affect lives through his spirit.
Lauren Scurlock of Chesapeake, Va

"I am sorry for the loss of such a fine person, and send his family my deepest sympathies. As a Dicenzo, it does not surprise me of his valor. I wish his family peace and solice."
James DiCenzo-Alonzo of Buffalo, New York

"May 30, 2008
To the family of Capt. Douglas A. Dicenzo:
Douglas 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

"Cub Scout Pack 2 & Boy Scout Troop 2 of Antrim, New Hampshire have a tradition of marching for a fallen soldier in the Antrim & Bennington Memorial Day parades. To honor the sacrifice of Douglas A. DiCenzo, a Scout will march for him in our May 26, 2008 parade, carrying a card bearing his name, picture and a brief note about him. The Scouts of Troop 2 and Pack 2 will not forget his contribution to freedom."
Brian Beihl, Scoutmaster of Antrim, New Hampshire USA

"Doug was one of my fellow IOBC platoon buds, and the most humble, genuine and charismatic leader I have ever known. Thank you, Doug, for squaring me away in Baumholder. I owe you one."
Matthew Grob of Heidelberg, Germany

"Sir, thank you for your leadership and guidance. You are the standard that we hold our leaders to and ourselves. We miss you and will never be able to forget you. Thank you for everything."
SSG Kirk Waymire of Baumholder, Germany

I know that it has almost been a year since Doug died; and I just wanted you and Dak, and the rest of your family to know that I have been praying for you all alot; and thinking of you.
I hope you know that Lou and I will never forget your family; and I know that Lou really enjoyed getting to know Doug and respected him as a fellow commander.
Please, know if you ever need anything I am here. My email is patricia.lancon@us.army.mil.
Patty Lancon"
patty lancon of stateside

"Hi Nic, I hope you are doing okay. Don't know why, I've just been thinking about you a lot lately. You'll always be MeBright. You have always been a wonderful friend. I know you miss Doug. That still must hurt.

You can always count on me as a friend.

Love Ya Nic,
David...aka MeL"
David Benton of Irving (yuck), Texas

No soldier could have asked for a better commander. You kept us motivated, and at the top of our game, and always led from the front. It saddens me that you are no longer here to lead us. But your memory will live on in all of us who have had the honor of serving with you and who have grown to be better men under your leadership.
Charlie Rock Sir."
SPC. Joshua Macer of Baumholder, Germany

"I am deeply saddened by your loss. May he rest in peace."
Linda Heminway of Plaistow NH

"Deeply sadened to hear about the loss of Doug. Went through elementary school with Doug and can still remember his big smile. Rest in peace Doug....jblmedic@yahoo.com"
Jeff Lindsey FF/Paramedic of Missouri

"To Nicole and the family of Doug
I had the good pleasure of first meeting Doug during Beast Barracks at West Point, and we instantly became friends. I also was a proud recipient of the Dicenzo family graciousness when they welcomed me into their home in New Hampshire that summer with Doug. Our friendship continued when he arrived at the same location as myself in Baghdad. We often bs'd in passing as fellow infantry company commanders do sometimes while at the FOB. I spoke with him the day before the incident and he was his same determined and ever optimistic and motivated self... A true patriot. He was a great friend and great man.
My thoughts and prayers are with you,

CPT Jeremy Fisk of Baghdad, Iraq

"I had the honor of going through IOBC with Doug. It is no exaggeration to say that he was the best man I met there. The highest calibre, most professional, and with the most uplifting attitude. I really respected him then and wish that I could have continued to know him after that school. My heart goes out to his family. If you, his family, have any way that I can be of service to you, please contact me at anthony23@gmail.com."
Tony George of Spokane Washington

I am deeply saddened for your loss and extend my most sincere condolences to you and your family. God bless you, your family, and Doug for this sacrifice. My name may ring a bell, but what you probably do not know is that I am now a Battery Commander in the Marine Corps getting ready to deploy my Marines to Iraq next month. While it saddens me to hear your loss, I will carry the spirit of Doug's loyal devotion to his country and his soldiers with me as both motivation and inspiration. God bless you and keep you and Dak. Contact me if you ever need anything. kenneth.goedecke@usmc.mil or kengoedecke@yahoo.com"
Capt. Ken Goedecke, USMC of Battery E, 2d Bn, 10th Marines

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, Douglas will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge / Montana
May we always remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE!

"Nicole and Dak,
I had the honor of serving with your husband in Alaska. My wife and I attended a dinner at your home with the other squad leaders of our platoon. Doug was a good man and a great leader. He loved and believed in what he was doing. He would never ask anything from us but our best. You and Dak are in my prayers. Doug's teachings will always remain with me. Our loss is Heaven's gain. God bless you and Dak. Please email me should you ever need anything. gargav0809@yahoo.com"
Sgt. Michael Torbert of Hanceville, Alabama

"Thank you Douglas Dicenzo, 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 Capt. Douglas Dicenzo:
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 Douglas 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 Capt. Douglas Dicenzo:
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 Douglas, 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