Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Paul F. Fisher

39, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Fisher was very seriously injured on November 2, 2003 in Al Fallujah, Iraq, when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which he was riding went down. He died at the Homburg University Klinikum, Homberg, Germany. Fisher was assigned to Detachment 1, Company F, 106th Aviation Battalion, Army National Guard, based in Davenport, Iowa. Died on November 6, 2003.

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"Thinking of you today, you are not forgotten"
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"I had the honor of serving with Paul in the 106th. I did not know him as well as others because I joined not to long before we went to Iraq. I worked in a different section so I didn't see him often but I feel your loss and hope to one day be back serving with he, Bruce and Brian and watch over our families."
Ronnie Milburn of Davenport, Iowa

"I served with Paul not only in combat but we trained together in the same class at Fort Eustis Virginia. We shared many memories together and I remember that day like it was yesterday. You are always in my heart, I will never forget. You were a great man who left a mark on me. God bless you Paul you will always be missed."
Sgt Adam England of Bloomington, IL

"November 5, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Paul F. Fisher:
Paul 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

"I was one of the Army Nurses assigned to the 82nd Airborne's Forward Surgical Team just outside Falluja. I was there on 2 November and cared for those soldiers injured and killed in the helicopter crash. I have no idea if I cared for SGT Fisher or not, but I like to think the care we provided that day comforted those fallen troopers. Words can't express my sorrow for your loss, but please know that in his final moments he was not alone, and we really fought for all of them."
Michael.Stephen.Fisher CPT, AN of Ft. Sam Houston (San Antonio), TX

"Hi Baby, Today is two years since the accident happened. You were with us for another 4 days from today and then you left us. Somedays are still so tough I wonder if it will ever get better. I miss you so much and cant believe how stong the pain is still to this day. I love you baby, I hope you are at peace."
your wife of Cedar Rapids

"Jason and Karen,
I was a friend of Pauls in Jr and Sr high. He was always even keil and a hoot to hang out with. I wish I had kept in touch better. Family seems to dominate business with return visits to CR. Know that Paul was a great guy and will be missed by his friends and family. My family and I a sorry for your loss and honored to have known Paul. He and all that are sacraficing time from loved ones to defend or help others are my heros. Know that when AC/DC or Van Halen are on the radio, Paul comes to mind and I smile remembering the great times. God bless you both!"
Chuck Tomasek of Rochester, MN

"Paul, your missed in my heart everyday. It was great to know you. I'll see you again in time."

"My name is Spc. Thonn and I was part of the 106th aviation at the time of the crash and I just wanted to send my prayers and my love to the families and dear closet friends of the best soldiers in the U.S. Army National Guard in my opinion."
Andy of Moline, IL

"Paul. Today is Vetrans day and I have been thinking of you every day for the last year. You will always be a inspiration to me. I will never forget you or what you did for our country. I miss you greatly and wish everyday that you were here. I wish all the troops still in Iraq good fortune and praise the sacrafice you and many others gave. I love you and miss you always."
Your son -Jason of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

"I have always felt your loss because I had a nephew in Iraq. Every day I thought of you and did not realize you were the Karen I worked with. I will think of you every day. Stalon@southslope.net"
Stacy Shebetka Christner of Cedar Rapids, Ia

"I never got to meet Paul or his family, but i wish i did. Back in January of 2004 my demo team started a project called Troops Tribute Across Iowa in rememberance of those 15 brave souls from Iowa who had died fighting for our freedom. This project will end this month (September 5, 2004) T.C.B. Demo Team would like any information on the Fisher family so we can put his name on the car next season (derby_girl_2004@yahoo.com). May they all rest in peace and god bless them and their families."
Ana Farrier T.C.B. Demo of Washington, Iowa

"My brother was Bruce Smith and he spoke of Paul as a fun-loving guy with a ready smile. I share in your loss as I know you do in mine. May their bravery always be remembered and their sacrifice worthwhile."
Brenda Smith Peter of Coralville, Iowa

"God bless your family throughout this time. Your soldier was hero. I had a good firend, Steven Conover who was also killed in this attack. It is very hard to move on, but you must realize that Paul is in heaven now and he is smiling down on you. God Bless"
Kelly Hieatt of Wilmington, Ohio

"Paul, I dreamed about you the other night, we were out looking for a good bar to hang out at. I think about you everyday and you still bring a smile to my face when I remember how nothing seemed to get to you. I will never forget you brother."
Gerald Santos of Davenport, IA

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

"To Sgt Fisher's Family:
Though we are strangers, we want you to know how sorry we are your Paul was taken from you. He is our hero. We will never forget. You are in our hearts."
Carol & Larry Miller of Tampa, Florida (2/24/04)

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

"Light a candle for your fallen soldier.

Corrie Simpson of Wilmington, Ohio USA

"I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to express there thoughts regarding Paul. It is so wonderful to realize the loss of these soliders has touched so many lives. Lets just hope not many more of these pages will have to be made. I truly appreciate all the words and the memorials that people have been willing to donate. I am honored to be able to share my husband with the world so everyone can see what a hero he and the others are. He will always be my true american hero.

Remember to take the time to tell people you love them, life is short.

Thank you

Karen Fisher
Proud wife of Sgt Paul F. Fisher"
of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

"I am so sorry for your loss Karen. My older brother Steven Conover was killed in the same attack. I send my condolences. Your husband is a true hero and he will not be forgotten. I am thankful for the sacrafice that he has made for my freedom. Feel free to contact me (its good to have someone to truly relate to) simpsongirl2003@aol.com
God Bless"
Corrie Simpson of Wilmington, Ohio USA

"To the family of Sgt. Paul Fisher. My son, Staff Sargent Daniel Bader of Colorado Springs, was also on the Chinook helicopter that went down on Nov. 2, 2003. My heart and thoughts and prayers are with you. I know what you are going through and it hurts so much. We will always be proud of our soldiers for serving our country and fighting for our freedom. May you find strength and faith and all your wonderful memories to help you get through these difficult times. God Bless You."
Lona Bader of Colorado Springs, CO

"Thank you Paul Fisher, 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

"my name is heather and i was a bartender at ft campbell when paul and his friends were in transition with the 101st. paul was a fun, energetic and wonderful person and will be dearly missed. my deepest sympathy goes out to his family and my prayers are with them."
heather of fort campbell

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Paul Fisher:
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 Paul 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 Sgt. Paul Fisher:
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 Paul, 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