Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Spc. Clay P. Farr

21, of Bakersfield, California.
Farr died in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during patrol operations. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division of Fort Drum, New York. Died on February 26, 2006.

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"My brother SPC Kyle Barnes served together in Iraq with Specialist Farr. They were best friends together along with SPC Humble. I am honored of having the privilege of knowing about such a man who gave the ultimate sacrifice so my brother could make it home alive. I am truly grateful for men like SPC Farr."
Marshall of Lufkin Tx

"10 years later we all still remember him. I was his PL/XO and I mourn the loss of Clay, Joshua, and Wesley every day. See you on Fiddler's Green, men."

"Sgt Jeff Koehly (Nebr.Air Natl Guard) passed away 11/16/11. I was organizing his military things when I discovered a print out from DoD News dated 11/18/10. It was about the death of Spc Clay P. Farr on Feb 26, 2006. Sgt Koehly was in Iraq when Spc Clay P. Farr died. I just wanted the family to know that Sgt Koehly NEVER forgot about the young men that died while he was in Iraq. Just know that Clay was NOT forgotten. God Bless."
Mary C. Dubois of Omaha, NE/USA

"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 Steiner of Worthington, OH USA

"Dear Clay,

As your former teacher in both junior high and high school, I think of you often. There is no way around it. You are forever a Golden Hawk!

Sir, my daughter and you went to school together for years, and I had the honor of knowing you as a student and a person. I also had the honor of having some of the members of your fiancee's family in my classes. You were the kindest and most honorable of young men.

I salute you anew!

As a Christian, I knew where your heart was. I recall the conversations we had and the laughter we shared. The best thing God ever gave to us is our memory--and mine is blessed with the wonder of you.

You served your Lord as valiantly as you served our nation. I owe much to you, my son. I can assure you that on our campus you are spoken of regularly. We all know you by name and by photo. Moreover, we all understand you by heart. Hearts live on! They beat in the lives and actions of others-including me!

You may be gone from our presence in the flesh, but in Spirit . . . THAT will never diminish.

I'll see you on the other side my friend, our servant, and true heroic GOLDEN HAWK!

With loving and memorable affection;

Dr. Ernest J. Zarra, III
Bakersfield CA"
Ernie Zarra of Bakersfield, CA

"June 3, 2008
To the family of Spc. Clay P. Farr:
Clay 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

"Clay was a great soldier, I never had to tell him what to do, he just always knew. I am proud to have served with such a brave soldier. I apologize for letting him down, I can't stop thinking that there is more I could have done that night. You and Joshua will never be forgotten."
SSG Wesley Hunter 1/71 CAV of FT Drum NY

"i dont even know what to say here, i'm sorry i didnt know how to save you. i did everything i could man and i dont think i'll be able to forgive myself for not knowing. at least you are finally with her.
"And this eternal resting place
Is known as Fiddler’s Green."
i know i was an artillery fag but i guess your kind rubbed off on me a little.
"cowboy up!" ha ha"
of We are still in the desert

I would like to say thank you to you and the other soldier who was also killed in that blast for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Gallantly Forward"(71st Cav Motto)"

"To the family of:Clay P. Farr I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief. He died a hero defending freedom and we are so grateful for anyone defending our freedom.
Know that I am praying for the peace of God that surpasses all understanding for you and that one day we will all meet in Heaven where we will rest in the arms of Jesus.
If you need someone to talk to or someone to pray with please call my Pastor at Gateway Community Church, Reverand John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd Covington Ga. 30016 Phone 770- 787- 1015 (fax)770-787-8215.Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew"

"Fiddler's Green

Half way down the trail to Hell
In a shady, meadow green,
Are the souls of all dead troopers camped
Near a good, old-time canteen,
And this eternal resting place
Is known as Fiddler’s Green.

Marching past, straight through to Hell
The Infantry are seen,
Accompanied by the Engineers,
Artillery, and Marines,
For none but the shades of Cavalrymen
Dismount at Fiddler’s Green.

Though some go curving down the trail
To seek a warmer scene,
No trooper ever gets to Hell
Ere he’s emptied his canteen.
And so rides back to drink again
With friends at Fiddler’s Green.

And so when man and horse go down
Beneath a saber keen,
Or in a roaring charge or fierce melee
You stop a bullet clean,
And the hostiles come to get your scalp
Just empty your canteen,
And put your pistol to your head
And go to Fiddler’s Green."

The Traditional Cavalryman's Prayer, dedicated to a Soldier that will never be forgotten, sorry I could not do anymore to help you bud.
I blame my self and will never forgive my self.

SSG Hernandez, Ariel of Fort Drum, NY.

"Clay, i miss you so much brother. We had a lot of fun times before we left and i would give anything to have you back with us. You will never be forgotten by myself."
John Genteman of Highland, IL

"I won't say I was Clay's best friend, I wasn't. I won't say I knew him well, Because I didn't. I met clay at Homecoming 2002 just prior to his 2003 graduation. He and I both enlisted into the Army in January of 2004. And on memorial day, 2006, he was the first of our classmates to have a flag posted on his grave in Bakersfield. To Clay's family, I mourn your loss, and know that always your son's/brother's brothers-in-arms will continue the good fight until all of our missions are complete and the last soldier has returned home."
KD Horton of Las Cruces NM/Bakersfield, CA

"clay was a great guy
i miss him a lot and i will never forget the sacrifice he made that night
it was an honor to have served with a soldier like him"
spc jonathan bonner of Ft Drum NY

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

"Thank you Clay Farr, 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 Spc. Clay Farr:
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 Clay 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 Spc. Clay Farr:
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 Clay, 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